Archive for Sunday, February 15, 1998

JOHN R. WEBB

February 15, 1998

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— Services for John R. Webb, 68, Wamego, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at R.J. Evans Mortuary, Wamego. Burial will be at Wamego City Cemetery.

Mr. Webb died Friday, Feb. 13, 1998, at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center, Topeka.

He was born June 21, 1929, in Abilene, the son of Roy Thomas and Laura Mae Clemence Webb.

He graduated from Junction City High School in 1947.

He was a retired horseman and most recently worked as a people greeter at Wal-Mart.

He was a member of Albert Neese Lodge 0248 A.F.&A.M.;, and the Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, Valley of Lawrence. He was also a member of Abdallah Temple of the Shrine, Overland Park; the Elks Lodge in Oklahoma and New Mexico; the Wamego Senior Men's Golf Assn.; and the First Presbyterian Church, Wamego.

He was a former member of the U.S. Quarter Horse Assn.

He married Evelyn M. Haslett on Nov. 23, 1949, in Junction City. She survives.

Other survivors include three daughters, Mary Beth Pfrang, Wamego, Nancy Benz Langdon, Lubbock, Tex., and Amy Scanlon, Albuquerque, N.M.; a son, Thomas, Wichita; a sister, Thelma Mae Green, Haughton, La.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorials to the First Presbyterian Church Building Fund, sent in care of R.J. Evans Mortuary, P.O. Box 232, Wamego 66547.

Calvin K. Meyer

Basehor -- Services for Calvin K. Meyer, 73, Basehor, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Bonner Springs Cemetery.

Mr. Meyer died Saturday, Feb. 14, 1998, at his home.

He was born Dec. 24, 1924, on the family farm near Basehor.

He was president of the 1943 graduating class of Basehor High School. He was a retired dairy farmer.

He was a member of the Wyandotte County Christian Church, Kansas City, Kan., and the Mid-America Dairy Assn. He was the former president of the Leavenworth County Co-op. In 1971 he founded and operated Cowland Farms Inc.

He married Annette Mae DeMille on Oct. 28, 1950, in Kansas City, Mo. She survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Gary, McLouth, and Jeff and Greg, Basehor; a brother, Leonard, Leavenworth; and eight grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the Quisenberry Funeral Home.

The family suggests memorials to the Wyandotte County Christian Church, sent in care of the funeral home, 604 E. Fourth St., Tonganoxie 66086.

Helen Waller

Sioux City, Iowa -- Services for Helen Elizabeth Waller, 63, Sioux City, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church, Sioux City. Burial will be at Sioux Narrows Cemetery, Sioux Narrows, Ontario, Canada.

Mrs. Waller died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, in Houston.

She was born Sept. 3, 1934, in Chicago, the daughter of Clarence and Martha Fellingham Haize.

She was a schoolteacher for Sioux City schools and retired in 1994.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the United Church Women, the CZ Chapter of PEO and the Iowa State Education Assn. She was a summer member of the United Church of Canada, Sioux Narrows, Ontario, Canada.

She married William W. Waller on Dec. 27, 1960, in Independence, Mo. He survives.

Other survivors include two sons, William E. Waller, Leavenworth, Kan., and Thomas G. Waller, Seattle; a daughter, Elizabeth Lovin, Bowlingbrook, Ill.; three sisters, Carol Ross, Whitewater, Wis., Anne Rucker, Kansas City, Mo., and Marilyn Hardy, McLouth, Kan.; and five grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the First United Methodist Church, 1915 Nebraska St., Sioux City 51104.

Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, Sioux City, is in charge of arrangements.

Velda M. Tinkum

Cimarron -- Services for Velda M. Tinkum, 78, Cimarron, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church, Cimarron. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Montezuma.

Mrs. Tinkum died Friday, Feb. 13, 1998, at the Western Plains Medical Complex in Dodge City.

She was born May 7, 1919, in Cimarron, the daughter of Michael and Anna Belle Welsch Vath.

She grew up in the Cimarron area and graduated from Cimarron High School in 1938. She was a homemaker and farmed south of Cimarron for more than 40 years.

She was a former member of the Gray Center Church and served on several boards of the Gray County Over 50 Center in Cimarron.

She married Roy F. Tinkum on March 30, 1941, in Cimarron. He died Oct. 12, 1994.

Survivors include two daughters, Joan ``Jody'' Woodward, Lawrence, and Jeanne Loewen, Montezuma; a sister, Velma Flowers, Sacramento, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Gray County Over 50 Center or the Lawrence chapter of Meals on Wheels, sent in care of Swaim Funeral Chapel, 919 N. Fifth, Cimarron 67835.

  • Additional obituaries can be found on page 7B.

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