Archive for Wednesday, February 11, 1998


February 11, 1998


Services for Edward LeRoy McKelvey, 60, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be at Rossville Cemetery in Rossville.

Mr. McKelvey died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born May 31, 1937, in Lawrence, the son of Jacob and Edith Tipton McKelvey. A lifelong Lawrence resident, he worked in food service at Kansas University. He had previously worked for Union Pacific Railroad and Kaw Motors.

He married Christine Marie Carter on June 30, 1978, in Lawrence. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Dale, Lawrence; a sister, Edna Dirk, Corpus Christi, Tex.; and three brothers, Edwin, Lawrence, William, Modesto, Calif., and Roger, California.

The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.

The family suggest memorials to the American Heart Assn. and may be sent in care of the mortuary.


Boulder, Colo. -- Memorial services for Louise Elizabeth Dutcher Johnson, 89, Boulder, Colo., will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Frasier Meadows Manor, Boulder.

Mrs. Johnson died Friday, Feb. 6, 1998, in Boulder.

She was born June 6, 1908, in Belgrade, Mont., the daughter of Royal S. and Florence Terrill Dutcher. She taught in Kansas public schools before becoming a deaconess of the Methodist Church in 1938. She then taught seven years at the Kansas City National Training School for Deaconesses and Missionaries before beginning her work with youths and as director of Christian education for the Methodist Church in Kansas, Missouri, Colorado and Montana. She retired in 1973.

Mrs. Johnson was listed in Who's Who of American Women and Who's Who of Methodism; she was an honorary member of Delta Kappa Gamma; and was a member of United Church Women, Business and Professional Women, and Christian Educators Fellowship.

She married Lyman S. Johnson on May 19, 1979. He died Sept. 3, 1984.

Survivors include a stepson, Robert Johnson, Washington, D.C.; and two stepdaughters, Peggi Bell, Lawrence, Kan., and Barbara Isely, Corvallis, Ore.; and three stepgrandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Frasier Meadows Manor Residents' Assistance Fund, 350 Ponca Place, Boulder 80303; or Lyman Johnson International Scholarship Fund, Southwestern College, Winfield, Kan. 67156.


Ottawa -- Memorial services for Delbert Ray Eichinger, 61, Pomona, will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Dengel & Son Mortuary, Ottawa. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Pomona.

Mr. Eichinger died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, at his home.

He was born Oct. 14, 1936, in Nash, Okla., the son of William Franklin and Winiefred Marguarite Ioerger Eichinger.

Mr. Eichinger was superintendent of the Ottawa Water Distribution Service. He retired in 1997 after 19 years of service. He also worked for the city of Pomona from 1962 to 1978.

He served in the Navy from 1956 to 1960, and later in the Navy Reserve.

He married Vivian K. Bushnell on July 9, 1957, in Pomona. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Darren, Fredonia; a daughter, Trudy Kae Freeman, Pomona; his parents, Pomona; two brothers, Billy, Olathe, and Jimmie, Vassar; a sister, Zoe Ann Tegethoff, Independence; and three grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Kansas Wildlife Federation or Pomona United Methodist Church and may be sent in care of the mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa 66067.

Maxine Givens Dendurent

Wamego -- Services for Maxine Givens Dendurent, 84, Wamego, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church of Wamego. Burial will be at Wamego City Cemetery.

Mrs. Dendurent died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, at Mercy Health Center, Manhattan.

She was born Nov. 5, 1913, in Manhattan, the daughter of Max Vontell and Rena Irene Carlson Givens. She graduated from Manhattan High School in 1932 and later from Sacred Heart Academy Business College in Manhattan.

She was a secretary in the Riley County Engineer's Office and the Riley County Department of Social Welfare. She also worked during World War II in the civilian personnel department of the Army at Camp Barkely, Tex., and later with the Office of Price Administration in Manhattan. She was co-owner and publisher of the Wamego Times newspaper from 1947 until she retired in 1983.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Wamego, United Methodist Women, Wamego Study Club, Howard Johnson Post No. 172 of the American Legion Auxiliary, life member of Post No. 1258, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Widow-to-Widow Support Group, Kansas Farm Bureau, Modern Woodmen of America, American Association of Retired Persons, and Wamego Area Senior Citizens.

Mrs. Dendurent received the Modern Woodman of America Community Service Award in 1981.

She married H.O. Dendurent on July 6, 1941, in Manhattan. He died April 13, 1983.

Survivors include a son, Mike Dendurent, Wamego; two sisters, Harriet Maguire, Lawrence, and Gloria Storey, Prescott, Ariz.; and two grandchildren.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Stewart Funeral Home, Wamego, where the family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

The family suggests memorials to either the Wamego Public Library, in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 48, Wamego 66547; or to Silent Unity, 1901 NW Blue Parkway, Unity Village, Mo. 64065-0001.


Burlingame -- Services for John O. Bryan, 96, Burlingame, will be at 10 a.m. today at Burlingame Federated Church. Burial will be in Scranton Cemetery.

Mr. Bryan died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, at Samta Fe Trail Nursing Center, Burlingame.

He was born Oct. 18, 1901, in Ridgeway Township, the son of John Franklin and Eva May VanNorman Bryan. A farmer for many years, he also worked at the U.S. Supply Depot, Forbes Field, and for several years at Washburn University in Topeka.

He was a member of Burlingame Federated Church.

He married Lois P. Kline on Feb. 26, 1929. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include: a son, Robert Bryan, Eudora; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

The family suggest memorials to the Burlingame Federated Church, Burlingame 66413.

Carey Funeral Home, Burlingame, is in charge of arrangements.

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