HOWARD – Rose Nell Leo, 108, of Howard, died July 4, 2002, at Howard Twilight Manor.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Howard United Methodist Church. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m in Piedmont Cemetery.
Memorials have been established with the Howard United Methodist Church, Carter-Rader Post 149 American Legion Auxiliary and the Howard Senior Center. Contributions may be made through Zimmerman Funeral Home.
Leo was born in Cleveland County near Norman, Okla., on April 30, 1894, to Mary Elizabeth “Liz” (Pace) and John Thomas “Tom” Nix. After her parents died, she came to Kansas with her younger brother, Tom, in 1902. They lived with their Aunt Sarah Nix Woodall in Elk County.
On June 30, 1920, she married John Leo. He died in 1967. She remained on the farm until 1969 when she moved to her home in Howard. She lived there alone until she entered the hospital on March 12, 1999. In 1972, at the age of 78, she earned her General Equivalency Degree. She was a Red Cross volunteer at Howard Twilight Manor for 15 years.
Leo said she had three careers: school teaching, farming and writing. She taught six terms in country schools and taught Sunday school for many years. Almost all her life she lived on various farms in and near Elk County. She had a garden until she entered Howard Twilight Manor in 1999 at the age of 105. She also collected soil from every state in the United States and many foreign countries.
She began writing news for the Elk County paper when she was 17. Over the years she wrote a number of columns, “From the Farm,” “Howard Happenings” and others. In 1977 she began writing “Rose's Last Scrap,” which she continued to write until 1999. She also wrote a monthly column, “Country Living,” for Tallgrass Country magazine and wrote monthly for the Methodist Church Circuit Rider.
In 1990 she wrote a book, “Rose's Last Scrap,” which she published. Through the years she was interviewed often by reporters for newspapers, magazines, radio and TV. In the spring of 1998 the Associated Press published an article on her nationwide.
She received many awards and citations for her writing and volunteer service, but she was proudest of the William Allen White Award she received on Dec. 4, 1998. For 41 years she wrote a Christmas letter. In 1998 610 relatives and friends received her greetings.
In 1916 she joined the Methodist Church and continued to attend church even after she could not hear a word spoken from the pulpit, she said. She was also a member of United Methodist Women and the circle.
In 1918 she became a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Jolly Janes Club and the Howard Senior Center.
Her older son, Chios Nix Leo, died in 1953.
Survivors include a son, Frank James Leo, and a daughter, Anita Jewel Powers, both of Wichita; seven grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
SYLVIA – Charles E. McHenry, 60, of Sylvia, died July 4, 2002, at his home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Elliott Mortuary Chapel in Hutchinson. Chaplain Reta Joy Campbell will officiate. Burial will be in Haven Priest Cemetery
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 9 this evening and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
A memorial has been established with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice.
McHenry was born Dec. 25, 1941, in Fort Scott, to Bertha and Cornelius Clark McHenry. He attended Abilene Wesleyan College.
On Oct. 26, 1964, he married Maxine Wilson of Winfield in Newkirk.
A truck driver for Mid Continent LP, he had lived in Sylvia for the last six years.
Survivors include his wife, Maxine McHenry, Sylvia; five sons, Gary L. Marlow, Raymond L. Marlow, Clay E. McHenry and Alva E. McHenry, all of Great Bend, and Charles E. McHenry Jr., Sylvia; two daughters, Cathy E. Streul, Great Bend, and Carol F. Armstrong, Turon; his mother, Bertha Brown, Wellington; three brothers, Bobby McHenry and Tommy McReynolds, addresses not listed, and Clayton McHenry, Oklahoma City; three sisters, Caroljean (last name unknown), Independence, Evelyn McReynolds, Colorado, and Lou McReynolds, Wellington; and 21 grandchildren.
A daughter, Christine E. McHenry, preceded him in death.
ARKANSAS CITY – Norma P. Anderson, 85, of Arkansas City, died July 5, 2002, at Grouse Valley Manor, Dexter.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Parker Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hawks Memorial Chapel.
Anderson was born July 22, 1916, at Ottawa to William and Ellen (Dawson) Hornsby. She attended school in Peoria and Rantoul.
On Sept. 4, 1937, she married George R. Anderson at Waverly. They lived in Ottawa and El Dorado before moving to Arkansas City in 1952. They were in the oil reclaiming business until her husband's death Dec. 25, 1962.
Anderson had been employed at Bryant Hardware, J.C. Penney, Graves Drug, Elmer's Liquor Store and the senior center.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Fowler, El Dorado, and Linda Darr, Arkansas City; a sister, Ruth Borland, Texas; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
ARKANSAS CITY – Nadine May Williamson, 79, of Arkansas City, died July 6, 2002, at her home.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Maple City Community Church. Private intermenty will be in Maple City Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with Hospice Care of Kansas. Contributions may be made through Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home.
Williamson was born July 9, 1922, at Caldwell to Henry May and May (Wilson) Lyda. She grew up in Renfro, Okla., and graduated from Caldwell High School in 1941.
On Dec. 25, 1941, she married Forrest L. Williamson. They lived in Braman, Okla., before moving to the Williamson Ranch in 1953.
She was a homemaker and longtime member of Maple City Community Church.
Survivors include her husband, Forrest Williamson, Arkansas City; two sons, F. Dean Williamson, Marietta, Okla., and Tony Ray Williamson, Maple City; a daughter, Terry Bryant, and a brother, Duane Lyda, both of Arkansas City; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren
Robert Lehman, 76, of Winfield, died Dec. 15, 2001, at his home.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Deer Creek Mennonite Church, Deer Creek, Okla. Miles Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Lehman was born Nov. 9, 1925, in Blackwell to Ruben Edwin and Mary Eldora (Sharples Lehman. He graduated from high school there in 1943.
Lehman also graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and served with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include a brother, James Lehman, Deer Creek, and three sisters, Arleen Pierce, Winfield, Clairnelle DeFremery, San Leandro, Calif., and Frances McConnell, Bartlesville.
CEDAR VALE – Services for Lulavown Nicholas were held at 10:30 a.m. July 6, 2002, in Cedar Vale Cemetery. The Rev. Stanley Upchurch officiated.
A memorial has been established with the First Baptist Church.
Wheeler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
ARKANSAS CITY – Esther Cecilia Stafford-Parks, 83, of Arkansas City, died July 4, 2002, at Presbyterian Manor.
A Mass of Christian Burial was to be at 10 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. The Rev. John Brungardt officiated.
A memorial has been established with the Sacred Heart Catholic School Endowment Fund. Contributions may be made through Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home.
Stafford-Parks was born March 9, 1919, in Arkansas City to John William and Margaret Jane (Doherty) Reece. She graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1938.
On Aug. 26, 1939, she married Joe Stafford in Arkansas City, and they resided west of town. He died Nov. 14, 1970.
In 1971 she married Lawrence Parks. He preceded her in death Dec. 29, 1987.
Stafford-Parks was employed as a cook for Sacred Heart School for many years. She also worked at Arkansas City Junior High School, Winfield State Hospital and Training Center and Arkansas City Memorial Hospital before retiring in 1992.
She was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Survivors include two sons, Harry Stafford, Hammonton, N.J., and John Stafford, Winfield; a daughter, Cecilia Thielen, Arkansas City; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
GREENVILLE, Ill. – Nancy E. Goodell, 63, of Greenville, formerly of Winfield, died July 7, 2002, at Utlaut Memorial Hospital, Greenville.
A family service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Highland Cemetery, Winfield. The Rev. Jerre Nolte will officiate. Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home, Greenville, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Harold and Lucille Bender Scholarship Fund at Southwestern College; Maryville, Ill., United Methodist Church or a humane society.
Goodell was born July 30, 1938, in El Dorado, to Harold Albert and Lucille Ellen (Fuller) Bender. She was raised in Burns and Winfield. She graduated from Southwestern College in 1959 and later received a master's degree in library science.
On Aug. 8, 1959, she married the Rev. R. David Goodell in Winfield. She assisted her husband with his pastorates at United Methodist Churches in Illinois. She also was a librarian at two public libraries and worked with visitation at Pekin United Methodist Church, Pekin, Ill.
Goodell was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Maryville, Ill., P.E.O., United Methodist Women and the board of Cunningham Children's Home, Urbana, Ill.
Her husband preceded her in death Sept. 1, 1998.
Survivors include a son, the Rev. Thomas D. Goodell, Maryville, Ill.; a daughter, Laura Goodell, Greenville, Ill.; two sisters, Joy Reynolds, Arkansas City, and Doll Doss, Higginsville, Mo.; and two grandchildren.
Services for Emma G. “Goody” Goodwin were held at 10:30 a.m. July 8, 2002, at Miles Funeral Service. The Rev. Ellie Foster and Don Roberts officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
Musicians were vocalist Kathy Waite and organist Sara Weinert. Selections were “How Great Thou Art,” “The Old Rugged Cross” and “In the Garden.”
Honorary casket bearers were Kenneth Brothers, Francis Glenn, George W. Liermann, L.L. “Sonny” Liermann Jr., Norman Payne, Warren Scott and Gary Utt.
Casket bearers were Keith M. Flower Sr., George Guy Liermann, Karl Rhea Magnusson, Alan Stoll, S.S. Stout and Justin Waite.
Memorials have been established with Tisdale United Methodist Church and Hospice Care of Kansas.
UDALL – Robert E. Dubois, 43, of rural Udall, died July 3, 2002, at William Newton Hospital.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no service. Miles Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Dubois was born Feb. 16, 1959, in Oklahoma City, to Carl C. and Margine (Clovis) Dubois.
He was a laborer in the construction business for a number of years.
Survivors include his brothers, Dewayne, Ronald and Larry Dubois, all of Udall.