Thelma Rupp Smith, 91, of Cumbernauld Village, Winfield, died Jan. 22, 2001, at William Newton Hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Highland Cemetery. Cremation has taken place.
A memorial has been established with the First United Methodist Church. Contributions may be made through the church or Miles Funeral Service.
Smith was born Aug. 26, 1909, in Winfield, to Ethel (Finney) and Harry Lyndon Rupp. Her family moved to Winfield in the early 1920s. She grew up on a farm and was educated in Winfield. In 1929 her family started Rupp Oil Co.
She married Thadeus Smith in Louisiana. He died in 1972.
Smith was employed as a salesperson for a clothing store in Wichita. In Louisiana she owned a knitting store, and later in life she knitted and did needlepoint professionally.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a sister, Orva Walker, Texas.
ARKANSAS CITY - Guy Orwell Britton, 90, of Arkansas City, died Jan. 22, 2001, at his home.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Jerry Hooley will officiate. A private burial will be Wednesday morning in Hope Cemetery.
Friends may call at Hawks Funeral Home until 8 tonight. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8.
A memorial has been established with the Radio Ministry Fund of the First Presbyterian Church. Contributions may be left at the church or funeral home.
Britton was born Nov. 28, 1910, in El Campo, Texas, to Lizzie Mae (McMahon) and Ira George Britton. In 1917 the family moved from Texas to Sumner County where he was educated at a country school south of Dalton and at Wellington High School. In 1929 the family moved to a farm east of Arkansas City.
On March 17, 1940, Britton married Angie Bennett in Arkansas City. In 1944 they moved to Lamont, Okla., where they lived and farmed until 1952. Then they moved to South Haven, Geuda Springs and to Arkansas City in 1962.
Britton worked as a bus driver and custodian at C-9 School in Sumner County for several years until going to work in Arkansas City as a custodian at the high school and IXL Elementary School. He retired in 1980. He then worked as custodian at First Southern Baptist Church for 11 years. He continued to farm until the mid-1970s.
Britton was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the men's Bible class there and served as deacon for nine years.
Survivors include his wife, Angie Britton, and a son, Kenton Britton, both of Arkansas City; three daughters, Carolyn Adams, Highlands Ranch, Colo., Janice Good, Newton, and Barbara Walker, Tulsa; a sister, Eva Adams Schifferdecker, Arkansas City; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
ARKANSAS CITY - Floyd Bilyeu, 88, of Arkansas City, died Jan. 22, 2001, at the Presbyterian Manor Health Care Unit.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home. The Rev. Mark McDonald will officiate. Burial will be in Parker Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and beginning at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
A memorial has been established with the American Diabetes Association. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Bilyeu was born Aug. 19, 1912, in Christian County, Miss., to Martha B. (Price) and Charles S. Bilyeu.
On March 14, 1936, he married Evolin M. Ketterman in Winfield. They made their home in Mulvane before moving to Arkansas City in 1946.
A farmer, Bilyeu was employed by Stephens Dairy. He retired from Strother Field's maintenance department in 1978 after 20 years of service.
He was a Boy Scout leader and involved in community churches.
Survivors include his wife, Evolin Bilyeu, Arkansas City; two daughters, Myrtle Dowler, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Virginia Fiske, Arkansas City; 14 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, five stepgreat-grandchildren, four adopted great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
LONGTON - Ronald M. "Max" Brotherton, 68, of Longton, died Jan. 22, 2001, at Elk Manor Nursing Home in Moline.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Longton Cemetery. Pastor David Sanchez will officiate.
Friends may call at Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard beginning at noon today.
Memorials have been established with Hospice Inc. and the American Cancer Society. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Brotherton was born Nov. 21, 1932, in Anderson, Mo., to Ruby A. (Atkinson) and Tony Sam Brotherton. He attended school at Split Log, Mo.
On June 2, 1953, he entered the United States Army and served as a corporal during the Korean War. After his discharge on April 21, 1955, he moved to Wichita where he owned and operated the Hillside Club restaurant and bar. In 1959 he moved to Lancaster, Calif., where he remained for a brief time before moving to Sun Valley, Calif.
On Jan. 13, 1964, he married Carolyn Lagneau in Las Vegas. The marriage later ended in divorce.
Brotherton was a resident of Sun Valley until moving to Longton in 1975. He remained a business owner in the Longton community until his death.
He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1186 in Independence.
Survivors include his companion, Beverly O'Neal, and his sons, Michael, Mark and Brian Brotherton, all of Longton, and five grandchildren.
A son, Glenn Brotherton, died in 1995.
MCPHERSON - Maree L. Cooper, 75, of McPherson, died Jan. 22, 2001, at The Cedars Health Care Center in McPherson.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in McPherson. The Rev. Michael Fibranz will officiate. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery.
Friends may call at Glidden-Ediger Chapel from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8.
Memorials have been established with Trinity Lutheran Church and the McPherson High School Athletic Department.
Cooper was born June 7, 1925, in Rhinelander, Wis., to Elsie A. (Olson) and the Rev. Eben J. Alstatt. She graduated from Hutchinson High School and Trinity Lutheran School of Nursing in Kansas City, Mo.
On June 5, 1948, she married Elmer D. Cooper in McPherson.
Cooper worked as a registered nurse at McPherson County Hospital and later for Dr. Robert Sohlberg Jr. for nearly 20 years prior to her retirement. She was also a co-owner with her husband of Malm Automotive.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and American Legion Post 24 Ladies Auxiliary.
Survivors include her husband, Elmer Cooper, McPherson; three daughters, Connie Grant, McPherson, Cathie Poje, Bonner Springs, and Christy Sodowsky, Winfield; three brothers, Vincent Alstatt, Riley, Charles Alstatt, Valley Center, and John Alstatt, Overland Park; and seven grandchildren.
Services for Frances Polly Roark were held at 2 p.m. Jan. 22, 2001, in Highland Cemetery. The Rev. Scott Talley officiated.
Casket bearers were Mark, Chris and Patrick Roark, Justin Bates and Keith Hand.
Memorials have been established with the Cambridge Baptist Youth Group and American Cancer Society.
Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Services for Jeanette M. Foskett were held at 11 a.m. Jan. 23, 2001, in Tannehill Cemetery southwest of Winfield. The Rev. Rick Thornton officiated.
A memorial has been established with the Michigan Lupus Foundation, 26202 Harper Ave., St. Clair Shores, MI 48081.
Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
OAK VALLEY - Helen Lucile Wooden, 85, died Jan. 23, 2001, at her home north of Oak Valley.
Private services will be held.
A memorial has been established with St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Contributions may be made through Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Woodin was born Feb. 10, 1915, in Escondido, Calif., to Elizabeth (Beswick) and Eugene Eldridge Bowen. She attended school in Escondido.
In August 1933 she married William Fillmore Woodin in San Diego and was a homemaker. Their marriage later ended in divorce.
Woodin lived in California most of her life before moving to Kansas to be near her daughter.
Survivors include a daughter, Sally Hill, Longton; two sons, William Woodin, Pittsburg, Calif., and Victor Woodin, Renton, Wash.; a sister, Delphine Smith, Snohomish, Wash.; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
ARKANSAS CITY - Jeffrey Leon Dale, 38, of Arkansas City, died Jan. 25, 2001, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First Assembly of God Church in Arkansas City.
A memorial has been established as an Education Trust for A.J. Wilson. Contributions may be made through Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home.
Dale was born June 13, 1962, in Arkansas City, to Georgia L. "Jo" (Smith) and Don P. Dale. He was raised in Arkansas City and graduated from Arkansas City in 1980.
He worked for Weibe Tire Co. in Winfield for the last several years.
He attended the First Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include a son, Anthony Joseph "A.J." Dale, Arkansas City; his father, Don Dale, Shell Knob, Mo.; his mother, Jo Dale, a brother, Jerry Dale, and a sister, Beth Schmith, all of Arkansas City.