Gayle I. Clark
(April 9, 1945 - March 24, 2002)
Gayle I. Clark, 57, Osawatomie, died Sunday, March 24, 2002, in her home.
She was born April 9, 1945, in Ottawa, the daughter of Harley and Pauline Goodwine Blankenbeker.
She moved from Ottawa to Spring Hill in 1968. She then lived in Olathe for five years before moving to Osawatomie 10 years ago.
She and Joe Clark were married in January 1988 in Olathe.
Mrs. Clark was a homemaker and co-owned Furniture-For-Less in Olathe for the past eight years.
Those preceding her in death were her parents; a brother, Don Blankenbeker; and a sister, Jean Kennard.
Survivors include her husband, Joe Clark of the home; a daughter, Brenda Callahan of Olathe; a son, Kevin Miller of Spring Hill; a brother, Max Blankenbeker of Ottawa; two sisters, Dee Phillips of Craig, Colo., and Beryl Lickteig of Garnett; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Dengel and Son Mortuary in Ottawa. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery in Franklin County.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home at 236 S. Hickory St., Ottawa, KS 66067.
Edith A. Becker
(July 15, 1918 - May 21, 2002)
Edith A. Becker, 83, La Cygne, formerly of Kansas City, Kan., died Tuesday, May 21, 2002, in Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
She was born July 15, 1918, in Quincy, Ill., the daughter of John and Mary Wolbeck Kerker. She was a homemaker.
Her husband, Wayne Becker, died Feb. 16 of this year.
Survivors include two sons, Fred Becker of Leon, Kan., and Earl Becker of La Cygne; two daughters, Patricia Machine of Killeen, Texas, and Mary Wilson of Fontana; two sisters, Joan Risch of Quincy and Bertha Robbins of Astoria, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services were Friday in Coffel-Schneider Mangold Funeral Home in La Cygne. Burial was in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Kansas City, Kan.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Olathe Medical Center in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 304, La Cygne, KS 66040.
Kelly Rae Record
(April 2, 1985 - May 20, 2002)
Kelly Rae Record, 17, Garnett, former resident of Princeton, died Monday, May 20, 2002, in Overland Park Regional Medical Center of injuries suffered in a vehicle accident the previous day.
She was born April 2, 1985, in Raleigh, N.C., the daughter of Scott and Lori Welch Record. She was a junior at Central Heights School near Richmond and carried a 3.5 GPA. She was a participant in several activities at the school.
She had lived in Princeton prior to moving to Garnett in March of this year.
Survivors include her father of Princeton; her mother of Garnett; a brother, Andrew Record, of the home; a sister, Bailey Record, of the home; and her grandparents, Bob and Phyllis Knight of Princeton and Clarence and Suzanne Record of Townville, S.C.
Services were Friday in the First United Methodist Church in Ottawa, followed by burial in Princeton Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association in care of Dengel and Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, KS 66067.
Sara Lee Cordle
(May 2, 1928 - May 25, 2002)
Sara Lee Cordle, 74, rural Paola, died Saturday, May 25, 2002, in St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., of stroke-related complications.
"Sally," as she was known, was born May 2, 1928, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Bruce and Virginia McMillan Mann. She lived in Overland Park and attended Hickory Grove Grade School.
The family moved to Camden, Ark., later returning to Kansas City, where she graduated from Central High School in 1946. She moved to Liberty, Mo., and worked in an office.
She married Jack Cordle March 2, 1956, in Grandview, Mo. They became the parents of two sons. After living in Shawnee for 14 years, they moved to Paola in 1972.
Mrs. Cordle was a member of the Miami County Extension Baker Community Club since 1972. She served as reporter for several years, as well as a term as vice president. She also belonged to the League of Scottish Rite Women, the Paola United Methodist Church and its United Methodist Women and Ladies of Louisburg Shrine Club, serving as its president in 1990.
She enjoyed oil painting and making crafts, playing the piano and organ and baking cookies and cakes to share with others.
She and her husband liked to travel and her favorite trips were to Hawaii and Alaska.
Survivors include her husband, Jack Cordle of the home; her two sons, Bruce Cordle and Stephen Cordle, both of Paola; a stepdaughter, Laura Wilson of Pensacola, Fla.; two grandsons; a stepgrandson; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
Services were Wednesday in the church and burial was in the Paola Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the church or to Paola Masonic Lodge No. 37 in care of the Wilson and Son Funeral Home, 305 N. Pearl St., Paola, KS 66071.
Ralph Edward Coler
(Aug. 10, 1910 - May 24, 2002)
Ralph Edward Coler, 91, lifelong resident of the Paola area, died Friday, May 24, 2002, in Louisburg Care Center.
He was born Aug. 10, 1910, the son of Albert B. and Belle Megee Coler, at the family farm home in the Somerset community northeast of Paola. He attended Paola High School until he was 17 years old, when he quit to work on the farm with his father. Until several years ago, he had always lived on the family farm and was engaged in general farming and raising livestock and grain.
He married Gladys Gilbert in 1939. They lived in the tenant house on the family farm until moving into his parents' house when his mother became ill. She preceded him in death in October 1980.
He and Mary Anderson were married in 1981 in Olathe. She died in October 1991.
When Mr. Coler was young, he especially liked to hunt for Native American relics and accumulated a large collection. He liked to read, mostly about history.
He was a member of the Paola United Methodist Church for many years and was involved in many of its activities. He belonged to the Paola Evening Lions Club, the Over 50 Club and the Miami County Historical and Genealogy Societies.
He was chairman of the board of the Paola Senior Citizens Center. He was an important factor in the building of the center. He, with many others, made the building a reality.
He was also a member of the Farm Bureau. Mr. Coler helped lay the groundwork to establish Rural Water District No. 2 and was on the original board.
He is survived by four stepchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Services were Tuesday in Wilson and Son Funeral Home in Paola. Burial was in Somerset Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the church, the senior center or the historical society.
Lucille M. Asmus
(April 21, 1913 - May 24, 2002)
Lucille M. Asmus, 89, Stanton, Neb., former Osawatomie resident, died Monday, May 24, 2002, in the Stanton Healthcare Center.
She was born April 21, 1913, in Mankato, Minn., the daughter of Walter and Pearl Hall Partridge. The family moved to Hastings, Neb., where she attended schools, graduating in 1932 from Hastings High School.
She and Maurice O. Asmus were married in January 1933 in Grand Island, Neb. In 1934 they began working at the Hastings Regional Center, formerly known as Ingleside. They moved to Norfolk, Neb., in 1950 where they worked at the Norfolk Regional Center until moving to Osawatomie. They worked at the Osawatomie State Hospital until retiring in 1975.
Her husband preceded her in death in June 1975.
Mrs. Asmus returned to Norfolk in 1984 and resided in the Odd Fellow Rebekah Manor for a time. She then lived in St. Joseph's Nursing Home until entering Stanton Healthcare Center in December 2001.
Others preceding her in death were two daughters and a brother.
Survivors include a daughter, Janice Uttecht of Stanton; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were Wednesday in the United Methodist Church in Stanton. Inurnment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Osawatomie Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Home For Funerals in Norfolk.