Archive for Thursday, October 22, 1998


October 22, 1998


Services for Allan O. Woolard, 87, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Woolard died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Dec. 29, 1910, in Nowata County, Okla., the son of U.B. and Eva Kelly Woolard. He grew up in the Coffeyville area, graduating from Edna High School in 1929 and Southwestern College, Winfield, in 1935. He attended Northeastern State College in Tahlequah, Okla., to qualify to teach in Oklahoma.

Mr. Woolard was head football coach at Edna High School from 1934-36; head coach at Commerce, Okla., High School from 1937-46; head coach at Nowata, Okla., High School from 1947-49; head coach and teacher at Lawrence High School from 1950 to 1968, and athletic director and teacher at LHS from 1969-76. He was an assistant football coach and recruiting ambassador at Kansas University from 1979-88.

He was the four-time Topeka Capital "Coach of the Year;" two-time Kansas City Star "Coach of the Year;" the "Knute Rockne Award" winner in 1957; "Missouri Valley Sportsman of the Year" in 1958. He was the Prep Coach of the Nation and earned a Sports Illustrated "Pat on the Back" in 1960; Eastman Kodak Coach of the Year in 1961; Amos Alonzo Stagg Award winner in 1964; and Kansas State High School Activities Assn. Hall of Famer in 1977. He was the first Kansan to be selected by the National Football Foundation for its award in 1993. He was also named to the Lawrence Lions Alumni Assn. Hall of Honor.

Mr. Woolard served in World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge in Edna, the Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14 of the American Legion and the Lawrence Sertoma Club.

He married Jean Smith on June 29, 1940, in Purcell, Okla. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Mickey Allan Woolard, Lawrence, and two grandchildren.

Family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence.

The family suggests memorials to the Lawrence High School athletic department for the Al Woolard Memorial Scholarship or to First United Methodist Church Youth Program and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

  • A news story about Allan Woolard's death appears on page 1C.


Russell -- Services for Emil Haberer, 92, Russell, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Pohlman's Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Russell City Cemetery.

Mr. Haberer died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998, at Russell Regional Hospital.

He was born Feb. 23, 1906, in Russell County, the son of Lydia Reinhardt and Rudolf John Haberer.

He was a lifetime farmer and stockman on his family farm north of Russell. He retired in 1972 and moved to Russell. He had served on the rural school board, township board, county fair board and the board of directors of AGCO Inc.

He married Mary Lorraine Salber on Nov. 30, 1934, in Russell. She died on July 7, 1991.

Survivors include two sons, Don and Eric Haberer, both of Russell; a daughter, Mary Thompson, Genoa, Colo; a sister, Helene Galyardt, Lawrence; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to service time Friday at Pohlman's Mortuary, Russell.

The family suggests memorials to the Paradise United Methodist Church, Russell Regional Hospital or a charity of the donor's choice and may be sent in care of Pohlman's Mortuary, 610 N. Maple St., Russell 67665.


Tucson, Ariz. -- Services for Robert James "Mac" McKinney, 79, Tucson, Ariz., will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at First Brethren Church. Cremation will be held.

Mr. McKinney died Monday, Oct. 19, 1998, at his home.

He was born Aug. 1, 1919, in Lawrence, the son of Fred and Millie McKinney. He graduated from high school in Lawrence.

He was a dairy farmer near Lone Star during his early years.

He entered the Army in 1940 but soon transferred to the first group that formed the Army Air Corps. He served in Alaska and Europe and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the Distinguished Unit Badge and American Defense Service Ribbons. He was discharged in 1945 as a master sergeant flight chief.

In 1957, he moved to Tucson, where he operated a radiator shop.

He was a member of the First Brethren Church in Tucson.

He married Iris Hayes in 1946. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Scott, Tucson, Ariz.; two daughters, Marcia Stamper, Tucson, Ariz., and Joan Culver, Los Lunas, N.M.; a sister, Betty Lou Johnson, Lawrence; and seven grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to First Brethren Church, 201 N. Columbus, Tucson, Ariz. 85711.

East Lawn Palms Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.


Services for Harold F. Taylor, 53, Lawrence, will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Cremation will be held and private inurnment will be at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa.

Mr. Taylor died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born July 7, 1945, in Ottawa, the son of Viola Taylor.

He formerly worked for Stokley's and had been disabled since 1989.

Survivors include two daughters, Jamie Taylor and Crystal Taylor, both of Lawrence; his stepfather, Ralph Riemer, Richmond; two brothers, Richard and Max Riemer, Ottawa; and two sisters, Charlotte Jones, Williamsburg, and Goldie Harkins, Richmond.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the mortuary.

The family suggests memorials to the donor's choice and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

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