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February 18, 1999

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Memorial services for Carole Jane "Poko" Connor, 45, Lawrence, will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at the Salvation Army. Cremation was held.

Ms. Connor died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, at her residence.

She was born Aug. 12, 1953, in Avon, Ill., the daughter of Charles Lucero and Peggy Millard.

She moved to Lawrence in 1980 and later moved to Decatur, Ill. She moved back to Lawrence in 1998.

She was a cosmotologist in Lawrence for a short time. She also drove a truck for Dunbar from 1989 to 1990.

Survivors include three daughters, Casandra Connor, Manhattan, and Katrina Connor and Brandi Connor, both of Lawrence; three brothers, William Mark Myers, Bushness, Ill., Robert Lee Myers, Lafayette, La., and Michael Lucero, Evansville, Ill.; her mother, Lafayette, La.; and a granddaughter.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice Care of Douglas County, and they may be sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Charley Harold Nichols

Lecompton -- Services for Charley Harold Nichols, 63, Lecompton, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Lecompton, with military graveside services by the American Legion Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14 of Lawrence.

Mr. Nichols died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, at his home.

He was born Sept. 18, 1935, in Eminence, Mo., the son of Harold Gus and Wilma Lee Nichols Brune. He attended elementary and high school in McLouth.

He served two years in the U.S. Army. He worked for Constance Construction prior to becoming project inspector for the city of Lawrence. He retired in 1996.

He was a member of the American Legion Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14, Lawrence.

He married Sandra Kay French on July 8, 1972, in Lawrence. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include three sons, Harold David, Eudora, and Richard and Michael, both of Lecompton; four daughters, Ann Clark, Lenexa, Donna Davis, Tonganoxie, and Susan Wood and Dee Nichols, both of Lecompton; his father, Lawrence; and 12 grandchildren.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.

The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Assn. or American Diabetes Assn., sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Stoebener Services

Worden -- Services for Pearl Rose Brohammer Stoebener, 82, Baldwin, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the St. John's United Church of Christ, Worden. Burial will follow at St. John's Cemetery.

Mrs. Stoebener died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home in Baldwin.

William Frederick Streib

Topeka -- A memorial Mass for William Frederick Streib, 83, Topeka, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Holy Name Catholic Church, Topeka. Inurnment will be held at a later date at St. Mary's Cemetery, Clinton, Iowa.

Mr. Streib died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, at Brewster Place in Topeka.

He was born June 28, 1915, in Clinton, Iowa, the son of William Peter and Dorothy Norskow Streib. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1933, and from the University of Iowa in 1940 with a bachelor's degree in commerce. He moved to Lawrence in 1958 and then to Topeka after retiring.

He served in the U.S. Navy as a communications officer in World War II.

He worked for 37 years for E.I. duPont de Nemours Inc. at the company's cellophane plants in Clinton, Iowa, and Tecumseh.

He married Gloria McSpadden on Aug. 11, 1975, in Miami, Okla. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a daughter, Laurie Streib Evans, Peculiar, Mo.; a son, Larry William, Delray Beach, Fla.; a sister, Helen Streib McGuiness, Des Moines, Iowa; and two grandchildren.

Two daughters, Helen and Julia Streib, died in infancy.

The family suggests memorials to the Helping Hands Humane Society Shelter, 2625 NW Rochester Rd., Topeka 66617.

Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, Topeka, is in charge of arrangements.

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