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Archive for Tuesday, April 28, 1998

ELAINE L. WILSON

April 28, 1998

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— Services for Elaine L. Wilson, 70, Pomona, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Dengel and Son Mortuary, Ottawa. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Pomona.

Mrs. Wilson died Sunday, April 26, 1998, at Ransom Memorial Hospital, Ottawa.

She was born July 31, 1927, in Scranton, the daughter of William Perry and Laura Laidler. A lifelong Pomona resident, she attended Carbondale High with the class of 1945. She was a scale master at Killough Quarries of Ottawa for 10 years, retiring in 1990.

She married Jack Wilson on Sept. 24, 1965, in Ottawa. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Mike Croucher Sr., Atlanta, Mo., and Charles Reno Jr., Pomona; two daughters, Cathy Fleming, Carlsbad, N.M., and Laurie Butler, Ottawa; two brothers, William Perry, Wakarusa, and H. Bruce Perry, Webster City, Iowa; a sister, Sherry Mercer, Carbondale; a stepmother, Florence Perry, Carbondale; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Assn. or the American Diabetes Assn. and may be sent in care of Dengel and Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa 66067.

ETHEL MAY CASSELLA

Leavenworth -- Graveside services for Ethel May Cassella, 69, Tonganoxie, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Mrs. Cassella died Sunday, April 26, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born April 11, 1929, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Charles and Marie Shope. A homemaker, she had worked for the Dollar Store in Leavenworth for several years.

She married Raymond Cassella Sr. on May 6, 1953, in Pineville, Mo. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Raymond Cassella Jr., Perry, and Robert Cassella, Tonganoxie; her mother, Marie Shope, Osawatomie; a sister, Helen Winfield, Osawatomie; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Davis Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth.

The family suggests memorials to the Ethel May Cassella family and may be sent in care of Davis Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 136, Leavenworth 66048.

ELEANOR JEAN ULMER

Lenexa -- No services are planned for Eleanor Jean Ulmer, 85, Lenexa. Her body was donated to the Kansas University Medical Center for scientific research. Mrs. Ulmer died Sunday, April 26, 1998, at Lakeview Health Center, Lenexa.

She was born March 16, 1913, in Missoula, Mont. She graduated from Paseo High School in Kansas City.

She graduated from Kansas University's school of business in 1937. She served on the Lawrence Library Board during planning and construction of the present library. She was a Lawrence resident for 41 years, before moving to Lenexa in 1974.

She married Gilbert Ulmer in 1937. He died in 1992.

Survivors include five daughters, Susan Snyderman, Fort Collins, Colo., Nancy Spence, Sequim, Wash., Becky Ulmer, Sedalia, Mo., Janet Koertge, Friday Harbor, Wash., and Judy Leon, Grangeville, Idaho; a son, John Ulmer, Topeka; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

NELLIE NADINE LEDERER

Ottawa -- Services for Nellie Nadine Johnson Lederer, 78, Ottawa, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Richter United Methodist Church, rural Ottawa. Burial will follow at the Sutton Cemetery.

Mrs. Lederer died Saturday, April 25, 1998, at her home.

She was born Oct. 16, 1919, in Lawrence, the daughter of John Robert and Helen Eunica Ewing Johnson.

She grew up in the Lone Star community and lived in Lawrence before moving to Ottawa in 1940. She was a homemaker and a nurse's aide at the Ransom Memorial Hospital, Ottawa.

She married John Lederer on July 18, 1939, at the Franklin County courthouse. He survives of the home.

In 1942, she and her husband moved to a farm northwest of Ottawa, where they lived for almost 50 years, then they moved to Ottawa.

She was a member of the Richter United Methodist Church in rural Ottawa, United Methodist Women and Extension Homemakers Unit. Mrs. Lederer was a former Junior Judgers 4-H Leader.

Other survivors include two daughters, Glora Johnson, Council Grove, and Helen Ramshaw, Wakarusa; two sons, John Lederer, Pomona, and Jim Lederer, Wakarusa; a sister, Arlene Ingle, Parsons; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Ottawa, which is in charge of arrangements.

The family suggests memorials to the Richter United Methodist Church and may be sent in care of the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, P.O. Box 14, Ottawa 66067.

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