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Obituaries

Obituaries

Ellen 'Bea' Black 1920 - 2006 Tonganoxie

Funeral services for Ellen "Bea" Black, 85, Tonganoxie, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Tonganoxie Christian Church. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery in Tonganoxie.Mrs. Black died Friday, Jan. 20, 2006, at her home.She was born Sept. 4, 1920, in Tonganoxie, the daughter of John Benjamin and Mary Voyles Vollintine.Mrs. Black was a member of Tonganoxie Christian Church and was the church's first secretary.She married Benjamin F. Bateson. He died in 1970. She then married William Black. He died in 2005.Survivors include two sons, John Bateson, Tonganoxie, and Steve Bateson, Basehor; two daughters, Delores Edmonds, Tonganoxie, and Carolyn Rose, Council Grove; two stepsons, John E. Black, Saranac, Mich., and Donald Black, McLouth; a stepdaughter, Pamela Allen, Pensacola, Fla.; a brother, Marshall Smith Vollintine; 15 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Quisenberry Funeral Home in Tonganoxie.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.quisenberryfh.com">www.quisenberryfh.com</a>.