Archive for Thursday, March 4, 1999


March 4, 1999


Jeremy Paul Martin

Services for Jeremy Paul Martin, 10, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ninth Street Baptist Church, Lawrence. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence.

Jeremy died Wednesday, March 3, 1999, at the Kansas University Medical Center.

He was born June 7, 1988, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Wayne A. and Talaine Coleman Martin. He attended Sunset Hill School in Lawrence.

He had played Douglas County Amateur Baseball during the summers and participated in the Youth of America Bowling Assn.

Survivors include his parents, of the home; a sister, Brianne Martin, of the home; three brothers, John Proctor, Nashville, Tenn., Brian Martin, of the home, and Wayne A. Martin Jr., Lawrence; his maternal grandparents, Paul and Lydia Coleman, Lawrence; and a paternal grandmother, Barbara Rhode, Rhinelander, Wis.

Sunset Hill students, staff and parents may call from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, where the family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

The family suggests memorials to the Sunset Hill Parent Teacher's Assn., sent in care of the mortuary.

Margery Day Hanson

East Poultney, Vt. -- Services for Margery Day Hanson, 95, East Poultney, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Poultney United Methodist Church. Private burial will be held.

Mrs. Hanson died Tuesday, March 2, 1999, at Eden Park Nursing Home in Rutland.

She was born July 18, 1903, in Lecompton, Kan., the daughter of Eldred Glencairn and Nancy Adaline Fleenor Day. In 1909 her family moved to Lawrence, Kan., where she attended grade school and high school.

She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Kansas University.

She taught English at the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., from 1949 to 1960. She became academic dean at the Dwight School for Girls in Englewood, N.J., in 1960, and was appointed headmistress in 1965, serving until 1970. She was a writer, and one of her books, "Day Unto Day," included historical material about the Lecompton and Lawrence areas.

She was a summer pastor in northern Vermont and was president of Five Points Mission in New York City. She led student groups to Liberia and Sierra Leone and was a board member of Operation Crossroads Africa. She was active in the Poultney United Methodist Church and the Heber Allen Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

She married Ewing Hanson in 1928. He died earlier.

Survivors include two sons, the Rev. Peter Hanson, Fairfield, Conn., and Richard E. Hanson Jr., Atlanta, Ga.; two daughters, Nancy Stevenson, Kent, Ohio, and Elizabeth Mellen, New York City; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The Roberts-Aubin Funeral Home, Poultney, is in charge of arrangements.

Patricia A. Abel

Williamstown -- Services for Patricia A. Abel, 51, Perry, were held Wednesday at Williamstown Assembly of God Church. Burial will be at Buster Cemetery, rural Perry.

Mrs. Abel died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.

She was born March 16, 1947, in Lawrence, the daughter of Alvis C. and Darlene F. Wilbur May.

She had lived most of her life in the Perry area. She graduated in 1965 from Perry Rural High School. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Abel worked at Hallmark Cards in Lawrence for several years. She also worked as a teacher's aide in Lawton, Okla.

She recently had worked at the Jim Lobb Dairy in rural Oskaloosa and had worked for two years for Hupe Farms in Perry.

She was a member of Williamstown Assembly of God Church and was a member of the Aglow organization in Lawrence.

She was a longtime supporter of Jefferson County 4-H and served as the bucket calf leader for the Billtown Go-Getters Club.

She married Duane E. Abel on March 6, 1966, at Williamstown. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include her mother, Darlene F. May, Perry; two sons, Jacob Wesley Abel and Daniel Jermay Abel, both of the home; a daughter, Rebecca Jean Bodine, Topeka; a brother, David T. May, Eudora; and three sisters, Theresa King, Wichita, Donna Picolet, Oskaloosa, and Pauline King, Lecompton.

The family suggests memorials to the Williamstown Assembly of God Church Building Fund, or to the Jacob & Daniel Abel Education Fund. Memorials may be sent in care of Barnett Funeral Home, 820 Liberty, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa 66066.

Cynthia A. Switch

Horton -- Drum services for Cynthia A. "Kitche-Kamee-Quah" Switch, 64, Horton, will be 5:30 p.m. today at the old Kickapoo Community Building, west of Horton. Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Wizo Cemetery near Mayetta.

Mrs. Switch died Tuesday, March 2, 1999, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Topeka.

She was born Oct. 29, 1934, in Mayetta, the daughter of George and Helen Nahgonbe Williams.

Mrs. Switch worked for the Horton Community Home Health Care and was a community health representative for the Kickapoo tribe. She also worked as a certified nurses aide.

She was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribe and the Kickapoo Senior Citizens.

She married Charley Switch on May 21, 1955, in Holton. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Everett Switch, Horton; four sisters, Thamar Morris, Las Vegas, Helen Wilson, Delia, Donna Wahquaboshkuk, Mayetta, and Donnis Keo, Lawrence; a stepfather, Louis Oliver, Delia; and three grandchildren.

Friends may call until 3 p.m. today at the Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary in Horton.

Gerald F. Quinlan

Perry -- Services for Gerald F. Quinlan, 58, rural Perry, are pending and will be announced by the Barnett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa.

Mr. Quinlan died Wednesday, March 3, 1999, at his home.

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