ARKANSAS CITY – Joan Veronica Knight, 72, of Arkansas City, formerly of Santa Cruz, Calif., died Feb. 25, 2002, in Santa Cruz, after a lengthy illness.
A memorial service has taken place in California. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Monday in Memorial Lawn Cemetery at Arkansas City.
Friends may call at Hawks Memorial Chapel from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday.
A memorial has been established with a hospice organization. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Knight was born June 4, 1929, in Ohio, to Freda (Dinger) and Emil Tutsch. She was raised in Hecla, S.D., and attended schools in Aberdeen, S.D.
On June 4, 1946, she married Edward Knight in Aberdeen. They later moved to California and owned and operated Lucky 7 Market in Santa Cruz for 21 years. Knight was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7263 Auxiliary.
In 1992 the Knights moved to Arkansas City after retiring. While in Arkansas City, she attended the West Kansas Avenue Church of God and the First Assembly of God.
Survivors include her husband, Ed Knight; a son, Dennis Knight; three daughters, Dixie McGuire, Debbie Hawley and Diana Knight-Bent; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Ruth Ann Hensley
CASSVILLE, Mo. – Ruth Ann Hensley, 54, of Cassville, died Feb. 23, 2002, at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, Mo.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Peace Lutheran Church, Shell Knob, Mo. Pastors Fred Wippich and Elmer Schnelle will officiate.
The body was cremated under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor's choice.
Hensley was born Aug. 19, 1947, in Keokuk, Iowa, to Juanita (Prast) and Carl F. Kroenlein. She graduated from Wichita East High School.
On March 15, 1962, she married Calvin Hensley in Lenora. They moved from Winfield to Cassville in 1986.
Hensley worked as a doctor's station coordinator for St. John's Health System in Berryville, Ark. She was active in the American Cancer Society and did two Relays for Life in Eureka Springs, Ark. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, Shell Knob.
Survivors include her husband, Calvin Hensley, Cassville, Mo.; two sons, Blaine Hensley, Monett, Mo., and Wesley Hensley, Ridgecrest, Calif.; a brother, David Kroenlein, Scarsdale, N.Y.: a sister, Hope Miller, North Hampton, N.H.; and a granddaughter.
Services for Opal A. Robinson were held at 10 a.m. Feb. 28, 2002, in Colonial Chapel of Miles Funeral Service. The Rev. Jon Shellenberger officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
Music included “How Great Thou Art,” performed by the PromiseKeepers, “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Amazing Grace,” performed by Rachel Salmans, and “We Shall Behold Him,” by Sandy Patti.
Casket bearers were Jim Cartwright, Glen Hughes, Howard Robinson, Roger Salmans, Keith Stiner and Kenneth Stiner.
Calvin C. Moore, 77, of Walnut Towers, Winfield, died Feb. 28, 2002, at William Newton Hospital.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday.
A memorial has been established with the Winfield Foster Grandparents.
Survivors include a nephew, Robert “Bob” Kelley, Arkansas City, and friends, Henry and Mina Eggleston, Winfield.
ARKANSAS CITY – Darrell Wayne Phillips, 72, of Arkansas City, died Feb. 28, 2002, at South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. Burial will be in Maple City Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday.
Memorials have been established with the American Cancer Society and Hospice Care of Kansas. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Phillips was born Oct. 17, 1929, in Fairbury, Neb., to Maude Alweta (Wiley) and Simeon Lester Phillips. The family lived in Nebraska and Oklahoma before moving to Udall. He graduated from Udall High School in 1947.
Phillips served with the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953 and spent time in Korea.
In 1954 he married Juanita Perkins in Belle Plaine. They later divorced.
Phillips worked in the oil fields and sold cars. A longtime resident of Arkansas City, he attended the First Church of the Nazarene and was a member of American Legion Post 18 and Spencer Ralston Post 1254 Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include a son, Wayne E. Phillips, Buckley, Wash.; two daughters, Anita Kay Holdren and Teresa Ann Rowell, both of Washington; four sisters, Helen Brake, Arkansas City, Nadine Edwards and Sharon Bowman, both of Winfield, and Janet Austin, Frederick, Md.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
URBANA, Mo. – Roberta Joy John, 81, of Urbana, formerly of Winfield and Udall, died Feb. 24, 2002, at Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar, Mo., following a short illness.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. March 8 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Udall. Pastor Sam Lever will officiate. Pitts Chapel, Bolivar, is in charge of arrangements.
John was born June 10, 1920, in Seymour, Mo., to Georgia Margaret (Rowe) and Herbert P. Williams.
A homemaker, she was a member of the Church of the Nazarene.
Her husband, Vearl Leonard John, and a daughter, Margaret John, preceded her in death.
Survivors include a son, Herbert Lester John, Winfield; two daughters, Rosemary Dalesio, Aurora, Colo., and Cynthia Calvin, Denver; two sisters, Doris Boruff, Pittsburg, Mo., and Helen Hughes, Lakeland, Fla.; and four grandchildren.
UDALL – Services for Luther “L.H.” Taylor were held at 2 p.m. March 2, 2002, in the Udall First Baptist Church. The Revs. John Bilyeu and Rob and Mary Fabin officiated. Burial was in Udall Cemetery.
American Legion Post 10 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3544, both of Winfield, performed graveside ceremonies.
Special music included “In the Garden” and “I'll Meet You in the Morning,” performed by Angie Floyd and Mary Fabin. #Cora Mettling was the pianist.
Casket bearers were Gene Beard, Shelby Godwin, Roy Kistler, Oscar Morton, Harold Schanbacher and Bruce Umholtz.
Memorials have been established with the Udall First Responders and the Udall Baptist Church.
Miles Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Services for Norman M. Albright were held at 11 a.m. March 1, 2002, in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. Deacon Thomas Herlocker officiated. Inurnment was in Highland Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Winfield Youth Swimming Norman Albright Memorial c/o Legacy Foundation, 331 E. 10th, Winfield, KS 67156.
Services for Mildred Una Davis were held at 2 p.m. March 1, 2002, in Colonial Chapel of Miles Funeral Services. The Rev. Ryan Carpenter officiated. Burial was in Burden Cemetery.
Arlan and Wilma Anglemyer sang “Whispering Hope” and “I Will Meet You in the Morning.” Irma Scholfield was the organist.
Honorary casket bearers were M.J. “Mose” Cales, Dale and Mike Crowley, Max Lumbert and Ernest and Scott Parish.
Casket bearers were Jack Arnold, Rick Daniels, Randall and Roger Lady, Mike Mohn and Mike Weltmer.
A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association.
Ethel Harris, 88, of 1415 E. Sixth, Winfield, died March 1, 2002, at the Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita.
Services will be at 2 p.m Wednesday at Miles Funeral Service. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
A memorial has been established with Central Baptist Church. Contributions may be made through the church or funeral home.
Harris was born April 5, 1913, in Dexter, to Charlotte Katherine (Wingert) and Nathan Caswell Wilson. She was raised and educated in Dexter.
On Aug. 26, 1932, she married M. Dale Harris in El Dorado. They lived and worked on their farm near Burden for nearly 25 years before moving to Winfield in 1955.
In 1968 Harris began employment in William Newton Hospital‘s housekeeping department from which she retired. Her husband died Aug. 27, 1998.
She was a member of Central Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Milton Harris, New Castle, Colo., and Steven Harris, Wellington; two daughters, Yvonne Heuszel, Albuquerque, N.M., and Marilyn Calvin, Winfield; three sisters, Melba Jean Kilts, Marjorie Coleman and Ernestine Revais; 11 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Services for Greely R. Elliott were held at 11 a.m. March 2, 2002, in Colonial Chapel of Miles Funeral Service. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
Brother Luke T. Loud was the song leader. Arvenia Hughes and Patricia Crawford shared a poem and church condolences, and Crawford sang “His Eye Is on the Sparrow.” Brother Clint Brown offered words of comfort, and the Rev. Earnest McClure gave the eulogy.
American Legion Post 10 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3544 provided military graveside honors.
Honorary casket bearers were Charles Hicks and Sam and Troy White.
Casket bearers were TyKola Brown, Anthony Givens, Marcus Hicks, Larry McPherson, Edward Tapia and Henry Walker.