Archive for Monday, May 4, 1998


May 4, 1998


Memorial services for Audrey F. Humann, 89, Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Plymouth Congregational Church. Burial will precede the services at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Humann died Sunday, May 3, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born March 10, 1909, in Washington, the daughter of Frank and Nina Wells Carl. She moved to Lawrence from Johnson County in 1988.

She attended Park College in Parkville, Mo., for two years. She later worked for an insurance company in Lincoln, Neb. She worked as a secretary for several years and was an active volunteer for the Red Cross and Mid-America Hospice in Johnson County.

In 1981, she and her husband received the Kansas City Community Service Award for outstanding volunteer achievement.

Mrs. Humann was a member of Chapter HZ of the P.E.O. Sisterhood in Lawrence and the Plymouth Congregational Church.

She married Harvey G. Humann on Sept. 24, 1933. He died Oct. 29, 1990.

Survivors include a daughter, Ann Hedrick, Lawrence; and a granddaughter.

The family will receive friends at the church following the service.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice Care of Douglas County. Memorials may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, which is handling arrangements.

Libby Barker

Canadian, Tex. -- Services for Libby Barker, 78, Canadian, will be at 2 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church, Canadian. Burial will be in Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Barker died Saturday, May 2, 1998, in Canadian.

She was born May 15, 1919, in Lowe, Kan., the daughter of Franklin E. and Mary D. Sterling Rhodes.

She graduated from Sedan (Kan.) High School and graduated with a teacher's certificate from Coffeyville Junior College in Coffeyville, Kan., in 1938.

She taught for two years in schools near Wellington, Kan.

She moved to Canadian in the spring of 1945 from Albuquerque, N.M.

She worked at the Canadian library for 30 years, 26 as head librarian.

Mrs. Barker was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, Woman's Club and the Genealogy Society. She was recognized as Woman of the Year by the Canadian-Hemphill County Chamber of Commerce in 1973. She also was a member and an official greeter of the First United Methodist Church.

She married Ed Barker on May 11, 1940, in Caney, Kan. He died Sept. 30, 1974.

A son, Roger Terry Barker, died in 1941.

Survivors include two sons, Tom Barker, El Paso, and Jim Barker, Montrose, Colo.; an adopted son, Bay V. Nguyen, Cary, N.C.; a brother, Bob Rhodes, Lawrence, Kan.; a sister, Ruth Whistler, Independence, Kan.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Hemphill County Library, the Hemphill County Hospice or the First United Methodist Church, sent in care of Stickley-Hill Funeral Directors, Canadian, Tex. 79014.

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