Archive for Thursday, March 26, 1998


March 26, 1998


Memorial services for Ethel I. ``Betty'' Isbell, 89, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

Mrs. Isbell died Wednesday, March 25, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born Dec. 26, 1908, in Butler, Mo., the daughter of Walter H. and Edna Home Bysom. She was a graduate of Butler High School in 1925 and the Lawrence Business College in 1928.

Mrs. Isbell moved to Lawrence three years ago from El Paso, Tex. She worked as an administrative assistant for the government and then retired as manager of the Holloman A.F. Base Civil Engineering Office in Alamagordo, N.M., in 1973.

In El Paso, she was a member of the Highland Presbyterian Church, the National Secretaries Organization, National Association of Retired Federal Employees and the El Paso Writers League. She was also a Red Cross volunteer at Fort Bliss, Wm. Beaumont Hospital and El Paso Public Library.

In Lawrence, she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Senior Center Creative Writing Group.

She married Floyd Isbell in 1947 in Wichita. He died in 1955.

Survivors include a sister, Iona Chapman, Elko, Nev.; and a brother, Clyde Bysom, Lawrence.

The family suggests memorials to the First Presbyterian Church of Lawrence or the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn. and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

Chapman services

Services for Everett L. Chapman, 76, Lawrence, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Dengel & Son Mortuary in Ottawa. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery in Ottawa with military services by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post No. 5901, Ottawa.

Mr. Chapman, formerly of Ottawa, died Tuesday, March 24, 1998, at his home.

He was born June 22, 1921, in Ottawa, the son of Claude Everett Chapman and Mina Marie Adcock Chapman. He graduated from Ottawa High School in 1939.

Mr. Chapman owned and operated Chapman Pest Control, first known as Satisfaction Extermination Co., retiring in 1990 after 37 years in the business. He was a fireman for the city of Ottawa from 1948 to 1963, and he also worked part time at Day's Repair & Sport Shop.

During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in truck transportation with the 209th Field Artillery Battalion with the Alaskan Defense Command for nearly three years. His duty also included the European Theater. His decorations and citations include the World War II Victory Medal, American Defense Service Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal. He was discharged in 1945 with five years of active duty. Prior to entering World War II, he served in the Kansas National Guard with Battery B, 161st Field Artillery, 33rd Division at Ottawa.

Mr. Chapman was a member of His Pasture Home Church. He joined the Trinity United Methodist Church at age 12 and later became a member of the North Baptist Church and had attended the Wesleyan Church, all of Ottawa. He was a telephone counselor for the 700 Club for 10 years, life member of the Full Gospel Businessman Fellowship International and worked in National Prayer Chain Ministry for four years.

He married Maxine Day on June 3, 1944, in Ottawa. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include three sons, Lawrence and Leslie Dean, both of Lawrence, and Wayne, Bedford, Tex.; a brother, Kenneth Chapman, Ottawa; a sister, Beverly Turner, Ottawa; and five grandchildren.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. Friday until the service hour at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.

The family suggests memorials to the Hospice Care in Douglas County and may be sent in care of the funeral home, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa 66067.

Ethel Hoover

Overbrook -- Services for Ethel E. Hoover, 89, Overbrook, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church in Overbrook. Burial will be in Overbrook Cemetery.

Mrs. Hoover, formerly of Sebring, Fla., died Tuesday, March 24, 1998, at Brookside Manor Nursing Home in Overbrook.

She was born Nov. 9, 1908, on a farm near Hardin, Mo., the daughter of Jess and Maggie Mason Early. She attended elementary and high school at rural schools near Hardin, Mo. She graduated from McPherson College in Kansas with a bachelor of science degree. She later received a master's degree in education from the University of Wyoming. She taught school in Kansas for 25 years.

She married Murlin Hoover on June 4, 1931, in Overbrook. He died March 8, 1995.

After their retirement in 1973, they moved from Topeka to New Windsor, Md., where they joined the Brethren Volunteer Service, serving for 13 years. In 1986 they moved to the Sebring Palms Retirement Community, where they were active in the Church of the Brethren and Palms of Sebring.

Mrs. Hoover moved to the Brookside Manor in Overbrook on Jan. 28, after her health began to fail.

She was a member of the Sebring Church of the Brethren, where she served as president of the church women's fellowship for seven years. She was a leader in 4-H and Girl Scouts for many years.

Survivors include a daughter, Ruth Bryson, Overbrook; a son, Duane Hoover, Blue Springs, Mo.; two brothers, Loyd Early, Richmond, Mo., and Harold Early, Kansas City, Mo; three sisters, Grace Miller, Lenard, Mo., Vera Williams, Richmond, Mo., and Ruth Early, Sebring, Fla; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Habitat for Humanity or Midland Hospice and may be sent in care of Ruth Bryson, 7350 E. 156 St., Overbrook 66524.

Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home in Ottawa is in charge of arrangements.

Harold Stevens

Ottawa -- Services for Harold C. Stevens, 89, Ottawa, are pending with Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home in Ottawa.

Mr. Stevens died Wednesday, March 25, 1998, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka.

Charles Barkley

Baldwin -- Services for Charles Barkley, 82, Baldwin, are pending with Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Baldwin.

Mr. Barkley died Tuesday, March 24, 1998, at his home.

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