Archive for Sunday, October 11, 1998


October 11, 1998


Services for Michael A. Dardis, 77, Eudora, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

Mr. Dardis died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Sept. 24, 1921. He was a retired custodian for the Lawrence school district, and had also worked for Hercules Inc. in DeSoto.

Laura Kugel

Services for Laura Marie Kugel, 93, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. today at St. Peter's United Church of Christ, New Haven, Mo. Burial will be at Immanuel U.M.C. Cemetery, Senate Grove, Mo.

Mrs. Kugel died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 4, 1905, in Stony Hill, Mo., the daughter of Dr. John and Anna Hilkerbaumer Engelbrecht.

She graduated from New Haven High School and Central Wesleyan College at Warrenton, Mo. She then taught school at Stony Hill, Drake and Hermann country schools. She later worked at Langenberg Hat Factory. She moved to Lawrence in 1994.

She belonged to Royal Neighbors of America, Retired Teachers Assn., Better Homes Club and St. Peter's United Church of Christ. She served at the election polls for many years and was a volunteer worker at the New Haven Care Center.

She married Martin J. Kugel on April 2, 1932, in Stony Hill, Mo. He died earlier. A son, Martin J. Kugel Jr., and a daughter, Anna Marie Schierding, also died earlier.

Survivors include a daughter, Doris Lee Eagleman, Lawrence; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Immanuel Methodist Cemetery or Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn.

Toedtmann and Grosse Funeral Home in Hermann, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.

Bernice R. Smith

Graveside services for Bernice Rice Smith, 84, Tulsa, Okla., will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence.

Mrs. Smith died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, in Tulsa.

She was born May 18, 1914, in Kansas City, Kan. She grew up in Kansas City and attended Kansas University. She lived for many years in Tulsa. She also had lived in Wichita.

She was a business office supervisor for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. She retired in 1978.

She was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Tulsa, the KU Alumni Association, the Telephone Pioneers, the Circuit Riders, the Hyechka Club and the Tulsa County Bar Auxiliary.

She married J.W. Smith. He died March 6, 1989.

Survivors include two sons, David C. Smith and Roger A. Smith, both of Broken Arrow, Okla.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

The family suggests memorials to the Oklahoma Medical Research Fund, sent in care of the mortuary.

Bonnie Lois Flowers

Lenapah, Okla. -- Graveside services for Bonnie Lois Flowers, 79, Eudora, Kan., will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Washington Cemetery, Lenapah.

Mrs. Flowers died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, at Eudora Nursing Center.

She was born Feb. 16, 1919, in Lenapah, the daughter of George Edward and Della Mae Adams Thorpe.

She grew up in Lenapah and lived in Nowata for most of her life. She was a homemaker and grocery store checker at Landers Bros. Food Store in Nowata. She spent her last years in Eudora and Ottawa.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, Nowata.

She married Herbert L. Flowers on Nov. 11, 1936, in Bartlesville. He died Jan. 18, 1985.

Survivors include two sons, David D. Flowers of Lincoln, Neb., and Jimmy A. Flowers of Williamsburg, Kan.; a brother, George Edward Thorpe Jr., DeSoto, Kan.; a sister, Mrs. H.M. Casey of Coffeyville, Kan.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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