Archive for Wednesday, January 20, 1999


January 20, 1999


Services for Larry W. Crenshaw, 57, Lawrence, will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Cremation is planned.

Mr. Crenshaw died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, at his home.

He was born Feb. 9, 1941, in Marion, the son of Roy M. and Mary E. Sims Crenshaw. He moved to Lawrence in 1972 from Illinois.

He was a nurse's aide at Eudora Nursing Center and other nursing homes. He also owned Larry's carpet cleaning service.

He married Joyce Arlene Collins on Feb. 8, 1977, in Lyndon. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Randy, Lawrence, and Jeff, Hannibal, Mo.; two stepsons, Ricky Miller and Marvin Gibbs, both of Lawrence; two daughters, Ronda Wilson and Bronica Aden, both of Lawrence; three stepdaughters, Theresa Peter, Penny Miller and Wendy Hundley, all of Lawrence; his mother, Mary Torbeck, Lawrence; two brothers, Bernard Conrad, Texas, and John Shade, Lawrence; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Jesse Paul Slavens

Leavenworth -- Graveside services for Jesse Paul Slavens, 69, Leavenworth, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Mount Muncie Cemetery.

Mr. Slavens died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.

He was born July 19, 1929, in Springfield, Mo., the son of Jesse C. and Gertrude Mae Murphy Slavens.

He was a brick mason in Springfield, Mo., for many years. He also lived and worked in the Lawrence/Topeka area from 1960 until the 1980s.

He was a member of Eagles in Lawrence and the Mason's Union.

Survivors include his mother, of Overland Park; two daughters, Paulette Abbott and Nancey D. Parsons, both of Leavenworth; a son, Joseph Slavens, Leavenworth; a brother, Norman Slavens, Archie, Mo.; three sisters, Evelyn Jones, Overland Park, Ada Hamm, Modesto, Calif., and Anna Fender, Topeka; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Norman Slaven.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home, Leavenworth.

The family suggests memorials to the donor's choice.

Charles `Wayne' Dicken

DeSoto -- Services for Charles "Wayne" Dicken, 74, DeSoto, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the DeSoto Baptist Church. Burial will be at the DeSoto Cemetery.

Mr. Dicken died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, at the Good Samaritan Center, Olathe.

He was born April 26, 1924, in DeSoto, the son of Charles Pleasant II and Oma Gregory Dicken. He graduated from DeSoto High School in 1941, and attended Kansas University.

Mr. Dicken was a farmer. He was a member of the DeSoto Baptist Church, as well as the church's board of trustees. He was also a Mason and member of the DeSoto Lions, the DeSoto Cemetery Board and the Grand Lodge, Scottish Rite. He had served one term on the DeSoto city council and 14 years on the DeSoto School Board. He co-founded the Kansas Soybean Assn.

He married Anna Ruth McElfish on Nov. 17, 1951, in DeSoto. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Robert, DeSoto; two daughters, Sharon Dicken, DeSoto, and Susan Royd-Sykes, Auburn; three brothers, Clyde Dicken, Prairie Village, Howard Dicken, Overland Park, and Robert Osborne, Olathe; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the church, where a Masonic service will be given at 7:30 p.m.

The family suggests memorials to the Juvenile Diabetes Assn., Olathe Hospice or Good Samaritan Center, sent in care of the Bruce Funeral Home, P.O. Box 192, Gardner 66030.

James Arthur Dick

Topeka -- Services for James Arthur Dick, 71, Topeka, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Parker-Price Mortuary. Burial will be at the Topeka Cemetery.

Mr. Dick died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka.

He was born Aug. 16, 1927, in Topeka, the son of George and Anna Mae Creelman Dick.

He had owned and operated Dick's Refrigeration, Topeka, and Sadieville Refrigeration, Calico Rock, Ark. He had been a truck driver for Fleming's and Santa Fe Trails Truck Lines.

He married Dorothy J. Viles on May 29, 1948, in Topeka. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Jimmy Lee, Lawrence; two daughters, Patricia Ann Warner and Darla Jo Geartz, both of Topeka; a brother, William, Lincoln, Neb.; two sisters, Ruby Means and Nellie Hannulla, both of Topeka; two grandsons; and a great-granddaughter.

Friends may call after 8 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary, where family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, 1315 SW Arrowhead Rd., Topeka 66604.

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