November 7, 1998

— Services for Dr. Leslie W. Nesmith, 58, Augusta, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, at United Methodist Church, Augusta. Private inurnment services will be held at a later date in Lawrence.

Dr. Nesmith died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998, in a private plane crash in Cowley County.

He was born Sept. 7, 1940, in Lawrence, the son of Dean. D. "Deaner" and Norma R. Wallace Nesmith. He was an ophthalmologist in practice in Wichita.

Survivors include four sons, Trent and Luke, both of Augusta, Seth, Hawaii, and Cade, Lawrence; two daughters, Brooke Nesmith, Augusta, and Britt Nesmith, Topeka; his mother, Kansas City, Kan.; a sister, Ida Tilden, Kansas City, Kan.; his stepmother, Laura Alleen Nesmith, Lawrence; and a grandson.

The family suggests memorials to Great Plains Diabetes Research Inc. or the Pipe Organ Foundation at the United Methodist Church of Augusta, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.


Tonganoxie -- Services for Carol Louise Henley, 50, Tonganoxie, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Tonganoxie

Mrs. Henley died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998, at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.

She was born Dec. 24, 1947, in Kansas City, Kan., the daughter of William and Loretta Harris Ward. She moved to Tonganoxie in 1975 from Edwardsville.

She was an emergency medical technician for Huckaby Ambulance Service in Kansas City, Kan., for six years. She was a member of the Lungs Support Group, Westwood.

She married Bill D. Henley on Sept. 30, 1967, in Kansas City, Kan. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Billy D. Henley Jr., Tonganoxie; a daughter, Tammy L. Sessions, Kansas City, Kan.; her mother, Loretta Coiner, Kansas City, Kan.; a brother, Bill Ward, Kansas City, Kan.; a sister, Bettie Coen, Kansas City, Kan.; and four granddaughters.

The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


Services for Martha Cooper White, 71, Lawrence, are pending and will be held in Mississippi.

Mrs. White died Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998, at her home.

She was born Oct. 15, 1927, in Alcola, Miss., the daughter of Joseph and Annie Lee Brown Cooper. She had lived with her niece in Lawrence since moving from Hollandale, Miss., in 1990. She was a patron of Cottonwood Inc.

She married James White. He died in 1987.

Survivors include two sons, John Cooper and Willie White, both of Greenville, Miss.; and a sister, Mary Henderson, Chicago.

Warren-McElwain Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.


Eudora -- Graveside services for Rebecca W. Crawford, 73, Eudora, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Eudora City Cemetery.

Mrs. Crawford died Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998, at Heartland Regional Medical Center-East, St. Joseph, Mo.

She was born May 18, 1925, in Midlothian, Tex., the daughter of Charles S. and Annie May Massey Whaley.

She was a member of the Rabbit Breeders Assn.

Survivors include a sister, Mildred Mattox, Kilgore, Tex.

The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at W.L. Frye and Son Mortuary, Olathe.


Mass of Christian Burial for Paul Lawrence Zillner, 55, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Lawrence. Burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery, Eudora.

Mr. Zillner died Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998, at his home.

He was born Sept. 22, 1943, in Lawrence, the son of Clement and Edna Sommer Zillner. He was a lifelong resident of Lawrence, graduating from Lawrence High School in 1961.

He was a grounds supervisor at Meadowbrook apartments and retired in 1995 due to illness. He was a licensed arborist and a member of the Kansas Aborist Assn. as well as the Eudora Historical Society.

Survivors include his mother, Lawrence; a son, Micah Clark, and his mother, Helen Clark, Lawrence; and two sisters, Joyce Halderman and Virginia Gnob, Lawrence.

A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, after which the family will greet friends.

The family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Assn., Independence Inc. or Holy Family Cemetery, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

Originally published at: http://www2.ljworld.com/news/1998/nov/07/dr_leslie_w_nesmith/