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Kansas Obituary and Death Notice Archive - Page 518

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Date: Wednesday, 23 October 2013, at 2:39 a.m.

Mary Lefler

Mary E. Lefler, 76, of 1408 Fuller, Winfield, died July 1, 2001, at William Newton Hospital.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Highland Cemetery. The Rev. Donnie Graniero will officiate.

Friends may call at Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home until 7 tonight and from 8 a.m. to service time Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Friendship Meals, 700 Gary, Winfield, KS 67156.

Lefler was born Sept. 17, 1924, in Atwood, Ill., to Hattie (Jenkins) and Guy Good. She attended Wilmot and Floral schools and graduated from Winfield High School in 1942.

From 1942 to 1945 she worked as a riveter at Boeing.

On Feb. 17, 1946, she married Wayne Lefler in Wichita. From 1947 to 1952 they operated the Fairway Market in Rock. In 1960 they moved to Winfield where they operated Mary's Custom Drapes from 1969 until retiring in 1993. Her husband died June 15, 1993.

Lefler was a member of the First Christian Church and the Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors include a daughter, Patty Graniero, Sugar Hill, Ga.; a sister, Jane Lamb, Winfield; and four grandchildren.

Donald Bohannon

ARKANSAS CITY - Donald Byron Bohannon, 37, of Arkansas City, died June 27, 2001, at his home.

Services will be at 10 a.m Friday in Ozro Falls Cemetery east of Cedar Vale.

Friends may call at Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home tonight until 7 and Thursday from 2 to 7 at Wheeler Funeral Home in Cedar Vale.

A memorial has been established with the Miami Project for Spinal Cord Injury Research.

Bohannon was born Nov. 20, 1963, in Arkansas City, to Velma Lauree (Fesler) and Reece Cahon Bohannon. He grew up in Arkansas City and graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1982.

In December 1985 an accident made Bohannon a paraplegic, but he continued to work and to participate in outdoor sports. Just before he was injured, he had placed second in the Kansas indoor archery meet.

Bohannon was employed by General Electric at Strother Field.

Survivors include his parents, Velma and Zito B. Kare, Brownsville, Texas, and Reece C. and Linda Bohannon, Wichita; a brother, Reece D. Bohannon, Wellington; a sister, La Reece D. Farlow, Charlotte, N.C.; and his grandparents, Luman F. and Doris Fesler, Hewins.

Patricia McDaniel

WICHITA - Patricia J. McDaniel, 56, of Wichita, formerly of Winfield, died July 2, 2001, at Wesley Medical Center.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Highland Cemetery.

Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorials have been established with Cowley County Safe Homes and the Cowley County Humane Society. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.

McDaniel was born May 26, 1945, in Kansas City, Mo., to Betty Jane (Rutter) and Walter Gordon Cline. When she was six weeks old, the family moved to Winfield. She graduated from Winfield High School in 1963.

She married Bernard Evaro and was employed as a psychologist at Winfield State Hospital & Training Center for a number of years. Her husband died in 1976.

On March 9, 1984, she married John McDaniel in Winfield. She was employed as a realtor at Webber Land Co. from 1987 to 1989.

In 1991 McDaniel and her husband moved to Wichita where she managed Lakeview Mobile Home Park from 1993 to 1997. She had been in failing health since March.

She had attended First United Methodist Church in Winfield.

Survivors include her husband, John McDaniel, and a daughter, Michelle Williams, both of Wichita, and a grandson.

Henry Johnson

UDALL - Henry Johnson, 91, of Udall, died July 1, 2001, at William Newton Hospital in Winfield.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Miles Funeral Service. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Cemetery west of Winfield.

Friends may call at the funeral home from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorials have been established with the American Heart Association and Hospice Inc. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.

Johnson was born June 15, 1910, on a farm near Ponca City, to Susan Elizabeth (Land) and Dennis H. Johnson. He was raised in Ponca City and graduated from Ponca City High School in 1928. As a young man he worked on the family farm.

On Feb. 26, 1932, he married Agnes Gardner in Hominy, Okla.

Johnson began employment with Sinclair Oil Co. in 1936, serving as a refinery bulk agent in Oklahoma for 15 years. He retired from Sinclair in 1951 and moved his family to Udall. The Johnsons had farmed in the Winfield area for the past 50 years.

Johnson was a member of Central Baptist Church of Winfield.

Survivors include his wife, Agnes Johnson, Udall; two daughters, Mary Cook, Winfield, and Pat Brewer, Udall; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Molly Drake

Services for Edith E. "Molly" Drake were held at 10:30 a.m. July 2, 2001, in Highland Cemetery. Ray Hiltzman officiated.

Music was "I'll Fly Away" and "The Old Rugged Cross," both performed by Jim Reeves.

Honorary casket bearers were Drake's grandsons, Troy Colston, Justin Drake, William Drake and Michael Sultz.

Casket bearers were Gary Clark, James Clark Jr., Kevin Oneslager and Scott Sexton.

A memorial has been established with Hospice Inc.

Miles Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Elsie Dale

CEDAR VALE - Elsie L. Dale, 89, of Cedar Vale, died July 1, 2001, at Cedar Vale Community Hospital.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Cedar Vale Cemetery.

A memorial has been established with Hospice Inc. Contributions may be made through Miles Funeral Service.

Dale was born May 18, 1912, in Blackwell, to Flora Belle (Pinnex) and Jason Moses. She was educated in Blackwell.

In 1928 she married William Kanehl. He died in 1942.

In 1945 she married George Dale. He died in 1986.

A homemaker, Dale was a member of the Assembly of God Church and a volunteer at Cedar Vale Memorial Library and for the American Cancer Society Volunteer Fund Association.

Survivors include a son, Bill Kanehl, Pasco, Wash.; three daughters, Gerri Dahnke, Golden, Colo., Mary Lou Blodgett, Wichita, and Kathy Lewis, Cedar Vale; eight grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Russell Coburn

ARKANSAS CITY - Russell H. Coburn, 87, of Arkansas City, died July 1, 2001, at the South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Hawks Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Silverdale Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home until 8 tonight. The family will receive friends between 6 and 8.

A memorial has been established with Arkansas City Home Health. Contributions can be sent to the funeral home.

Coburn was born Nov. 22, 1913, in Silverdale, to Rachel Louella (Harvey) and Edson Porter Coburn. He attended school in the Cowley County area.

On Feb. 2, 1933, he married H. Odene Allen in Arkansas City.

Coburn retired from General Electric in 1978 and farmed most of his life on the homestead established by his grandfather in 1870.

He was a member of Calvary Chapel Church.

A daughter, Mary Ann, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Odene Coburn, and a son, Jeff Coburn, both of Arkansas City; a daughter, Jessie Lamb, Silverdale; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Rodney Bohrer

DOUGLASS - Rodney Dean Bohrer, 83, a retired dentist, died July 3, 2001, at Medicalodge of Douglass following a long illness.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Douglass Cemetery. The Rev. Cliff Muci will officiate.

Friends may call at Hilyard-Smith Funeral Home until 8 tonight. The family will be present from 6 to 8.

Memorials have been established with the Douglass Christian Church and Douglass Public Library.

Bohrer was born Oct. 13, 1917, in Lyons, to Ruth (Wickerham) and Orlin Dean Bohrer. The family moved to El Dorado where he graduated from high school and El Dorado Junior College. He also graduated from the University of Colorado and Midwest Dental College in Kansas City.

During World War II, Bohrer served as a captain in the U.S. Army. After his discharge he opened a dental office in Douglass where he practiced for 40 years until retiring in 1985.

In 1939 Bohrer married Rachal G. Boyer. She died in 1975.

He later married Winifred Roberts who died in 1987.

Bohrer was a member of the Douglass Christian Church, Paltos Masonic Lodge in El Dorado, the Butler County, Kansas and American dental associations and the American Legion. He was a Boy Scout leader for many years.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan Newby, Olathe; a son, Dr. Stephen Bohrer, Dodge City; a sister, Ruth Conley, Lubbock, Texas; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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