FORT SCOTT - Kenneth L. Briggs, 94, of Fort Scott, died April 17, 2001, at Fort Scott Manor Nursing Home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Evergreen Cemetery. The Rev. David Watson will officiate. Family and friends will meet at 1:30 at Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home15 W. Wall, and leave for the cemetery at 1:45. Following the service, family and friends will go to Briggs's home for refreshments and fellowship.
Briggs was born Dec. 8, 1906, in Fort Scott, to Ethyl Mae (Scott) and Everett O. Briggs. He was raised in Fort Scott and graduated from Fort Scott High School. He also graduated from Fort Scott Community College and from Washburn University. He was the last surviving member of his Washburn class.
On July 23, 1931, he married Patricia James in Winfield. She died Nov. 8 1961.
On Nov. 7, 1964, he married Inez Mae Carver in Girard. She died May 20, 1988.
After serving several years as a government special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Briggs moved back to Fort Scott in 1961. He practiced law until his retirement in 1986. He also served four years as Bourbon County Attorney.
Survivors include a daughter, Sara Lynn "Sally" Landis, Pleasant Hill, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Shirley Stanton, Fort Scott; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services for Grace Manly Smith were held at 2 p.m. April 17 at Burden United Methodist Church. The Rev. Sheila Ratzlaff officiated. Burial was in Burden Cemetery.
Maurine Moore was the organist. Barbara Shively was the pianist. Music included "Peace in the Valley" and "Amazing Grace."
Honorary casket bearers were Max Cannon, Don Alexander, Jerry Bryan, Tom Starkey, Jim Dauber, Wilber Crowley and Jim Lundy.
Casket bearers were Neil Watt, Robert Bryan, David Bryan, Steve Topper, Larry Coperhaver and David Little.
A memorial has been established with the Burden United Methodist Church.
Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Services for Wilma Alice Tolles Norton were held at 1:30 p.m. April 17 at the First Baptist Church. The Rev. Dr. James McIntosh and Roy Renolette officiated. Burial was in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
Marilyn Buffum was the organist. Christy Muret sang "How Great Thou Art." The Walnut River String Band performed "Life's Railway to Heaven" and "God Be for You." The congregation sang "In the Garden."
Casket bearers were James Hutchens, Nick Hutchens, Alan Norton, Melvin Norton, Donald Tolles and Keith Tolles.
Memorials have been established with Hospice Inc. and the First Baptist Church.
ATLANTA - Edward L. Davis, 87, of Atlanta, died April 16, 2001, at Medicalodge in Douglass.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Atlanta United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Atlanta Cemetery.
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service from noon to 9 p.m. Friday.
A memorial has been established with the Atlanta United Methodist Church. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Davis was born Nov. 8, 1913, in rural Augusta, to Pearl (Bolinger) and Charles Davis. He was raised on a farm and attended a rural school near Augusta until eighth grade. After his father's death, he had to help with the farm rather than finish school.
On Dec. 25, 1938, he married Inez Fern Dudeck. They made their home in the Atlanta area where he was a farmer and rancher. Davis bred Angus cattle for over 35 years and sold numerous bulls in Cowley and surrounding counties.
He attended the Atlanta United Methodist Church and was a member of the American Angus Association.
Survivors include his wife, Inez Davis, Atlanta; two sons, Duane Davis, Westmoreland, and Stanley Davis, St. Anne, Mo.; a sister, Florence Robinson, Eureka; three grandsons and two granddaughters.
ARKANSAS CITY - Betty Jean "Bet" Kent, 43, of Arkansas City, died April 18, 2001, at South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center.
Services will be 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Fairfax, Okla., Cemetery. Chaplain Tom Davis will officiate.
Friends may call at Hawks Funeral Home until 5 tonight and until 11 a.m. Friday.
A memorial has been established with Hospice Inc. and can be sent in care of the funeral home.
Kent was born Aug. 26, 1957, in Grants, N.M., to Imogene (Miller) and George Arthur Ratliff. She attended school in Ralston, Okla., and Pawhuska, Okla.
A homemaker, she moved to Arkansas City from Fairfax, Okla., in 1985.
Survivors include her companion, Donnie Owens, two sons, Jason Owens and Bobby Jo Kent, a daughter, Tisha Dawn Kent, and a brother, Raymond Ratliff, all of Arkansas City; five sisters, Quazetta Brown, Brenda Walker and Delores Yount, all of Arkansas City, Peggy Meadows, Tulsa, Okla., and Myrtle Hundley, Fairfax, Okla.; and one grandson.
Donald Locke Lawder, 58, of 1817 Broadway, Winfield, died April 15, 2001, at William Newton Hospital.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial services were held April 18 at Grace United Methodist Church. The Rev. Robert M. Snively officiated.
Cinda Lewis provided the music. At the close of the services, the congregation sang Lawder's favorite song, "The Shepherd Boy."
A memorial has been established with the Martin Luther Homes Foundation. Contributions may be made through the Winfield office of Martin Luther Homes of Kansas.
Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home was in charge of the cremation.
Lawder was born in New York City on May 8, 1942, to Mary (Locke) and Donald Lawder Jr. The family moved to Kansas when he was a child.
He moved to Winfield State Hospital & Training Center on Aug. 21, 1951, and resided there until moving to Martin Luther Homes in July 1997.
Survivors include his guardian, Barbara Snively; two brothers and two sisters.
WICHITA - Augustine Villar Sr., 78, of Wichita, a retired employee of the Santa Fe Railroad, died April 18, 2001.
The Rosary will be said at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Broadway Mortuary Chapel.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials have been established with the St. Anne Catholic Church Building Fund and the American Diabetes Association.
Survivors include two sons, Augustine Villar and David Villar, a daughter, Christine Cisneroz, and three brothers, Bill Villar, Joe Villar and Hildo Villar, all of Wichita; three sisters, Christine Kennedy, Derby, Margie Eisner, Wichita, and Augustina Gamboa, Kanorado; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial services for J. Howard Buffum were held at 10:30 a.m. April 20 at the First United Methodist Church. The Revs. Rick Thornton, Fred Houston and Earnest McClure officiated. Private inurnment ceremonies will be held by the family.
Laura Belle Haines played the organ and the piano. Charmaine Paulin played the piano.
Martin Rude sang "The Holy City" and "The Lord's Prayer." The Methodist Men's Choir sang "Are Ye Able?" Pat Crawford sang "His Eye Is on the Sparrow." The congregation sang "Oh, God, Our Help in Ages Past."
Memorials have been established with Hospice Inc. and the First United Methodist Church.
Miles Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
WELLINGTON - Jacqueline Maxine Dwyer, 61, of Wellington, died April 20, 2001, at her home.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Quentin Bennett will officiate. Burial will be in Prairie Lawn Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Jacqueline M. Dwyer Memorial Fund and may be left at Frank Funeral Home.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 9 p.m. Monday.
Dwyer was born Dec. 1, 1939, in Wellington, to Maxine P. (Mounce) and Lawrence J. Dwyer.
A homemaker and retired administrative assistant, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Wellington Women's Bowling League.
Survivors include a son, Boyd L. Jones Jr., Ellsworth; two daughters, Jeannine Saunders, Wellington, and Jennifer Morris, Maize; her mother, Maxine Dwyer, Wellington; a brother, Larry Dwyer, Linn Valley Lake Estates; and seven grandchildren.