Archive for Saturday, February 21, 1998


February 21, 1998


— Mass of the Angels for Derek Lee Flakus, 6 months old, Eudora, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Eudora. Burial will follow at Holy Family Catholic Cemetery, Eudora.

He died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at KU Medical Center from chronic lung disease and other complications related to premature birth.

Derek was born July 26, 1997, in Overland Park, the son of David and Sharla Miller Flakus, Eudora.

Survivors include his parents and a 5-year-old brother, Tyler W. Miller, of the home; grandparents Albert and Carolyn Miller, Eudora, and Gene and Glenna Flakus, Lawrence; a great-grandmother, Delpha Rogers, Ottawa; and great-grandfather John C. Miller, Topeka.

The family will meet friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Wilson and Son Chapel in Wellsville.

The family suggests memorials to the Derek Flakus Memorial Fund, sent in care of the funeral home, Box 486, Wellsville 66092.

Tessie Rosetta Van-Moten

Services for Tessie Rosetta Van-Moten, 91, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Calvary Church of God in Christ. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence.

Mrs. Moten died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was a Lawrence resident for 25 years.

She was born Nov. 23, 1906, in Chelsea, Okla., the daughter of Wesley Wolf Vann and Katie L. Martin Vann.

She married Clyde Lewis Moten Sr. in 1932 in Ottawa. He died in December 1963.

Mrs. Moten was a member of the Church of God in Christ in Ottawa for 40 years and Calvary Church of God in Christ for the past 25 years in Lawrence.

Survivors include a daughter, Lavenia Cooper, Lawrence; four sons, John Wesley Derricks, Bartlesville, Okla., and Hobart Lee Derricks, Willis Moten and William Gilbert Moten, all of Lawrence; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Clyde Lewis Moten Jr. in November 1996 and George W. Moten in July 1980, and one daughter, Nancy Georgetta Reed in April of 1997.

The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

The family suggests memorials to the Calvary Church of God in Christ, sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

William R. Dennis Jr.

Raymore, Mo. -- A memorial service for William R. Dennis Jr., 85, Raymore, will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Foxwood Springs Living Center's Bramwell Hall.

Mr. Dennis died Monday, Feb. 16, 1998, at Belton Research Hospital.

He was born in Eureka, Kan., and farmed in Brown County, Kan., until 1956 when he moved to Lawrence, Kan.

Mr. Dennis worked for the Kansas Turnpike Authority and the Kansas University Police Department. He retired near Eudora in 1974. He later moved to Shell Knob, Mo., where he lived until moving to Foxwood Springs Living Center in 1991.

He married Inez Petty Dennis. She died earlier. Three children, John Patrick, William R. III and Julie R. Skibbie, also died earlier.

He later married Edith E. Harmon. She survives.

Other survivors include three daughters, Dee Ann Boucher, Kansas City, Mo., Katherine Donatelli, Wescoeville, Pa., and Dana Sue Buchholz, Moorhead, Minn.; two sons, Timothy, Overland Park, and Marcus Harmon, Arroyo Grande, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family suggests donations to the Fellowship of John, Foxwood Living Center, 500 Mott Dr., Raymore, Mo. 64083.

Cullen Funeral Home in Raymore is in charge of arrangements.

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