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28 THE WICHITA EAGLE WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2002 WWW.KANSAS.COM/NEWS DEATHS SERVICES SERVICES Wichita Baker, Mary 77, retired Cessna Aircraft Co. wiring technician, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002. Visitation 1 to 8 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. today, all at Smith Mortuary, Derby; rosary 7 p.m. Thursday; service 1 p.m. Friday, both at St. Mary Catholic Church, Derby.

Preceded in death by grandchild, Jonathan. Survivors: husband, Donald; sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and LuAnn Baker of Kansas City, Tim and Nina Baker, Daniel Baker all of Wichita, John P. Baker of Haysville; daughters and sons-in-law, Maureen and Wayne Gile, Karen and Gary Bowmaker all of Haysville, Sharon Baker, MaryAnn and Henry Lippincott all of Wichita; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Memorial established with Guadalupe Clinic. Buser, Albert John, 89, of Auburn, retired Boeing Co.

employee, died Wednesday, May 8, 2002. Service has been held. Mr. Buser attended St. Benedict's College in Atchison and Wichita Business College from 1931-36.

He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and St. Vincent de Paul Society, both of Auburn. Survivors: sons, Thomas A. Buser of Mount Vernon, Charles A. Buser of Maple Valley, daughter, Jeannie P.

Buser of Auburn; sisters, Mary Elizabeth Muma of Boulder, Bernadette Beatrice Kendzora of Kansas City, Anita Louise Skach of Wichita; five grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces. Memorial established with South King County St. Vincent de Paul Society, 717 Auburn Way Auburn, Wash. 98002. Price-Helton Funeral Home, Auburn.

Chavez, 38, died Thursday, May 9, 2002. Rosary 7:30 p.m. today, Hillside Funeral Home West; service 10 a.m. Thursday, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Survivors: son, Steven of Liberal; brothers, Frank, Mark both of Osawatomie, Julian of Wichita; sisters, Nancy Logan of Hutchinson, Mary Ayala of Harper, Jessie Crook of El Dorado.

Cisneros, Raymond, 43, former laborer, died Monday, May 13, 2002. Service pending. Survivors: son, Christopher of Dodge City; daughters, Trisha Cisneros, Miranda Cisneros both of Garden City; stepfather, Laco Martinez of Garden City; brothers, Steve, Thomas, John all of Wichita, Isaac of Pueblo, sister, Annette Cisneros of Garden City; nine grandchildren. Watson Funeral Home. Davis, Bradley Alan, 48, Boeing Wichita assembler and installer, died Saturday, May 11, 2002.

Service 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Hillside Funeral Home West. Survivors: wife, Gayle; daughters, Jessica Davis, Melinda Davis both of Wichita; mother, Marian Reed of Wichita. Memorial established with Children's Education in Boeing Wichita Credit Union, 2900 S. Oliver, Wichita 67210.

Dold, Raymond 76, retired Kansas State Bank and Trust banker, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002. Visitation with family 6 to 7 p.m.; rosary 7 p.m. both Thursday, Hillside Funeral Home West; service 10 a.m. Friday, Christ the King Catholic Church. Survivors: son, Simon of Wichita; daughters, Rebecca Holloway of Wichita, Brenda Dold of Colwich; brother, Wilfred Dold of Cheney; sister, Alfreda Passaglia of Littleton, eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Dye, Josephine (Messerschmidt), 94, homemaker, died Sunday, May 12, 2002. Rosary 7 p.m. today, Downing Lahey Mortuary East; service 11 a.m. Thursday, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.

Preceded in death by husband, Paul; son, Ronald; sisters, Rose Faber, Alvine Linnebar, Helen Dye and brothers, Nickolas Messerschmidt, John Messerschmidt, William Messerschmidt, Mathias Messerschmidt, Frances Messerschmidt, Edward Messerschmidt. Survivors: sons, Dale of Gladwin, Morris, Dennis, Marshall, Mark all of Wichita; daughter, Glenda Lippelgoos of Wichita; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.downingandlahey. OBITUARY POLICY The Wichita Eagle publishes obituaries of Kansans or former Kansans within The Eagle's circulation area free of charge. Information should be supplied by a mortuary.

We also accept expanded obituaries and obituary photos to run on these pages, for which there is a charge, Pricing and availability information can be obtained through your mortuary, or call (316) 268-6508. Ellis, Carrie Helen, 94, homemaker, died Sunday, May 12, 2002. Trisagion prayers 9:45 a.m.; service 10 a.m. both today, St. Mary Orthodox Christian Church.

Survivors: son, Dr. Thomas Ellis of Wichita; daughters, Mary Vermillion, Dorothy Sahadi both of Toledo, Ohio; brothers, Dr. Mike Baba, John Baba both of Wichita; sister, Vicki Poulos of San Jose, grandchildren, Janet Ellis, Susan Ellis both of Wichita, Jerry Vermillion of Lubbock, Texas, Kenneth Vermillion, Robert Vermillion, Denise Patros all of Toledo, Ohio, Charles Sahadi of Columbus, Ohio; six great-grandchildren. Memorial established with St. Mary Orthodox Christian Church, 344 S.

Martinson, Wichita 67213. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.downingandlahey.com Embray, Mary Ellen, 78, homemaker, died Saturday, May 11, 2002. Service 1 p.m. Friday, Community Baptist Church. Survivors: sons, Phillip Embray of the home, Jeffrey Thurman of Wichita; brother, Harry Embray; sister, Bette Williams.

Jackson Mortuary. Fiorucci, Paul 78, retired Plumbers and Steam Fitters Union No. 171 steam fitter, died Monday, May 13, 2002. Rosary 7 p.m. today; service 10 a.m.

Thursday, both at St. Anne Catholic Church; military interment service 12:30 p.m. Friday, Fort Scott (Kan.) Cemetery. Survivors: wife, Betty; son and daughter-inlaw, Dana and Diana Fiorucci of Wichita; daughters and sons-in-law, Paula Fiorucci and Michael Hughes of Louisburg, Lisa FiorucciSchlake and Paul Schlake of Farmersburg, Iowa; sister, Julianna Bartelli of Frontenac; eight grandchildren. Memorial established with St.

Anne Catholic Church Building Fund. DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary. Gant, John Francis, 77, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002. Service pending. DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary.

Glazier, Laverne 74, retired Standard Oil and Associated Grocers employee, died Monday, May 13, 2002. Rosary 7 p.m. today, Downing Lahey Mortuary West; service 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Laverne was family oriented 24 hours a day. He attended as many of his grandchildren's school events as possible and could frequently be heard above the crowd. He was a sportsman and enjoyed fishing and hunting. Highlights of his life included camping with his wife and family in Colorado and Yellowstone. Preceded in death by parents, Wilbur and Ella (Jarvis) Glazier; brother, Gene and sister, Vera Smith.

Survivors: wife, Mary; sons and daughter-in-law, Ricky and Diannia of Cheney, Perry of Maize; daughters and son-in-law, Crystal Rowell, Jean and Steve Nance all of Wichita; sister, Betty Blunt of brotherin-law and sisters-in-law, Francis and Margie Schweitzer of Salt Lake City, Utah, Angela Ball of Orlando; grandchildren, Tracy Block, Brandy, Benjamin and Jacob Rowell, Matthew, Patrick and Stephen Nance, Jennifur, Jesse, James, Ashley, Melanie and Shane Glazier; great-grandchildren, Mia Block, Dominic Valko; several nephews, nieces and cousins. Memorials established with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita 67202 and Kansas Dept. of Wildlife and Parks, 512 S.E. 25th Pratt 67124.

Condolences may be sent to the family via www.downingandlahey.com Griffith, Vernon 88, retired Boeing Wichita engineer, died Monday, May 13, 2002. Service 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Downing Lahey Mortuary West. Mr. Griffith was born March 17, 1914 in Bern, Kan.

He married Maxine Piper in 1952. She preceded him in death in 1990. During World War II, he was attached to the 8th Air Force and worked as a civilian employee, specializing in aircraft instrumentation with Lockheed Aircraft in England. After the war, he owned a private business in Omaha, Neb. He joined Boeing Wichita in 1950 and retired in 1978.

He was a craftsman all of his life. During high school, he became involved in a General Motors college scholarship contest to build a detailed model of Napoleon's coach. These models became his passion for over seven decades. He was a skilled carver that was known for his intricate carvings of animals and other objects. He was a member of Great Plains Carving Group of Wichita.

Survivors: sister, Irene Blodgett of Independence, brothers, Rex of Seneca, Max of Wichita, Don of Colorado Springs. Memorial established with American Cancer Society, 435 S. Broadway, Suite 100, Wichita 67202. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.downingandlahey.com Hudson, Oscar L. "Red," 65, retired Otasco store manager for 15 years in Wichita and Coffeyville, died Monday, May 13, 2002.

Visitation with family 6 to 8 p.m. today; service 1 p.m. Thursday, both at Resthaven Mortuary. Preceded in death by father, Albert; wife, Josephine and sister-in-law, Aileen Hudson. Survivors: sons and daughters-inlaw, Kevin and Sharon Hudson of Newton, Ken and Shelley Hudson, Keith Hudson all of Wichita, Brian Glassco*ck of Clearwater; daughter and son-in-law, Jozetta "Jozi" and Don Griffith of Wichita; mother, Vivian Hudson of Clinton, mother-in-law, Pauline Bills of Wichita; brothers and sisters-in-law, DeWayne and Carol Hudson, Eugene "Gene" Hudson all of Clinton, sister, Venus Hudson of Clinton, grandchildren, David, Linda, Jordan, Lacey, Josh and Chris Hudson, Tristan Glassco*ck, Diana, Joshua and Shauna Griffith.

McDaniel, Earl 85, retired Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. network service supply engineer, died Monday, May 13, 2002. Visitation with family 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday; service 1 p.m. Friday, both at Resthaven Mortuary.

Mr. McDaniel was a member of Bethel Life Assembly of God, serving in prison ministries and the Union Rescue Mission ministry and was a lifetime member of Gideon's International, where he served for a period of time as state treasurer. He retired from Southwestern Bell on Sept. 1, 1986, after 40 years of employment. Survivors: wife of 60 years, May H.

(Libby); sisters, Myra Daniel of Owasso, Roberta Watson of Myrtle Creek, nephews, Phil Elder of Tulsa, Ed Libby of Whitewater, Tony Watson, Ted Watson both of Myrtle Creek, Curtis Wagoner, Carl Moss both of Wichita; nieces, Norma (Libby) Higgins of Salt Lake City, Ruth (Libby) Oswald, Joy (Libby) Olsen both of Wichita, Vickie (Elder) Pesacneta of Yelm, Glenda (Watson) Shelton, Sandy (Watson) Black both of Myrtle Creek, Khristi (Daniel) Vincent of Owasso, Barbara (McDaniel) Heying of Springfield, Mo. Memorial established with Bethel Life Center. McMiller, Arbert 35, Coleman Co. assembler, died Thursday, May 9, 2002. Service pending.

Survivors: son, Shean McDonald of Arkansas City; daughters, Courtney McMiller of Arkansas City, Jasmine McMiller of Seattle; father, Arbert Sr. of Houston; mother, Catherine McMiller of Seattle; brothers, Dale, Anthony both of Seattle; sisters, Patricia Davis of Kent, Audrey Matthews of Renton, Wash. Vann Funeral Services. Miller, Michael Dewayne, 46, former MCI telemarketer, died Sunday, May 12, 2002. Calling hours 9 a.m.

to 8 p.m. today, Cochran Mortuary, Wichita; private service. Preceded in death by father, Robert "Junior" Miller; mother, Wanda S. Miller; brothers, Richard A. Miller, Robert A.

Miller; sisters, Debby Gerrity, Dianna S. (Chew) Miller; grandparents, Tom and Neddie Webb formerly of Salisaw, Okla. Survivors: brother, Eric T. "Tommy" Miller of Wichita; sister and brother-in-law, Betty K. MillerWhite and Terry White of Wichita; aunts and uncles, Sharon Geubelle, Kay and Dave Brockelsdy, Jackie and Ronnie Tannehill, Bob and Gail Webb, Thomas and Rosella Webb, Ester "Bunny" Whitson, Ruth "Vicki" Salmela; nieces and nephews, Tarra and T.J.

White, Mandy, Erika, Christa and Zane Miller. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.cochranmortuary.com Penny, Betty Lou, 73, homemaker and daycare provider, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002. Service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Downing Lahey Mortuary East; graveside service 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Fredonia (Kan.) Cemetery.

Preceded in death by parents, Loren and Thelma Downey and sisters, Lorna Leigh Jorden, Betty Jane Duncan. Survivors: husband, James; sons, Clark Renee Penny of La Pine, Danial James Penny, James Dennis Penny both of Wichita; daughters, Rosa Lee Brown, Tamala Sue Trimmell both of Wichita; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. Memorial established with American Cancer Society, 400 N. Broadway, Wichita 67202. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.downingandlahey.com Regular-Sapien, Laquintan Lee, infant son of Tammy Sapien and Gerald Regular, died Saturday, May 11, 2002.

Service 10 a.m. today, Maple Grove Cemetery. Other survivors: brother, Lathairo Regular of the home; sisters, Valacia Regular, Candice Regular, Tiana Regular, Vatisha Regular; grandmothers, Mary Robinson of Wichita, Katie Regular. Jackson Mortuary. Souza, John 78, retired Learjet Inc.

inventory control analyst and Basham Appliance TV service manager, died Monday, May 13, 2002. Visitation with family 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Resthaven Mortuary; service 10 a.m. Friday, Westside Christian Church. Survivors: wife, Beatrice; sons, Steve of Wichita, Jack of Smithtown, N.Y.; daughter, Jeanne Lewis of Wichita; brother, Richard of Honokoa, Hawaii; sisters, Clara O'Rell of Veronica Awong, Eulalia Enoraria, Marie Kaneshiro all of Honokoa, Hawaii; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

Memorial established with Westside Christian Church. Peace. Trust. Respect. Old Mission, Resthaven, Dunsford and De Vorss Flanagan-Hunt Providing quality funeral cemetery cremation services with care compassion dignity Memorial Dunsford Funeral Home De Vorss Flanagan-Hunt Augusta Mortuary 210 E.

5th Street 201 S. Hydraulic Old Mission Mortuary Resthaven Mortuary and Cemetery and Cemetery 3424 E. 21st Street 11800 W. Highway 54 Thornton, Grenetta June (Royster), 60, retired environmental technician, died Saturday, May 11, 2002. Service 11 a.m.

Thursday, St. Mark Church of God in Christ. Survivors: husband, Ross; sons, Roy Hall of Wichita, Terrence Hall of Kansas City, Dirk Thornton of Wichita; daughters, Nanette Shaver of Vacaville, Regina Allen of San Pablo, Kim Martin of Atlanta, Deserie' Mannie, Dawn Clark, Lori West all of Wichita; mother, Esther Royster of Atlanta, brother, Greene Donald Royster III of Atlanta, sisters, Wanda Hicks of Sun City, Beverly Robinson of Bermuda, Eleanor Ross of Wichita; 18 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Vann Funeral Services. Wamsley, Florence Mae, 104, homemaker, died Monday, May 13, 2002.

Graveside service 10 a.m. Thursday, Blakenship Cemetery, Rosalia; memorial service 2 p.m. Thursday, Metropolitan Baptist Church. Survivors: son, Kenneth Wamsley of Houston, daughter, Jewell Welch of El Paso, Texas; sister, Irene Callen of Wichita; grandchild, Steve Welch; nephew, Jon Callen; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Memorials established with Metropolitan Baptist Church, 525 W.

Douglas, Wichita 67213 and Prairie Homestead, 1605 May, Wichita 67213. DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary. Withers, Mary Lou, 82, retired retail clerk and homemaker, died Monday, May 13, 2002. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Resthaven Mortuary.

Survivors: husband, Harry; sons, Anthony Downing, Alfred Downing, James Downing all of Wichita, David Downing of Aurora, daughters, Rachel Anton of Viola, Vera Burton of Atlanta, brother, Joe Barber of Omaha; sisters, Sarah Giaffa*glone, Josephine Gintz both of Omaha; 20 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren. Memorials established with Trinity Hospice LiC, 1938 N. Woodlawn, Wichita 67208 and American Cancer Society, 435 S. Broadway, Wichita 67202. Yancey, Charlotte Miller, 88, retired teacher, died Monday, May 13, 2002 at Kansas Christian Home.

Friends may sign the guest book from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Petersen Funeral Home, Newton; memorial service 11 a.m. Thursday, Hillside Christian Church, Wichita, with Dr. Bill McConnell officiating; graveside service 11 a.m.

Saturday, May 25, 2002, Sunnyside Cemetery, Milton, Iowa. Mrs. Yancey was born Nov. 8, 1913 in Milton, Iowa, to the late Dan A. and Pearl (Holloway) Miller.

She married Spencer W. Yancey on Dec. 26, 1941 in Warrensburg, Mo. She was raised in Milton, Iowa and graduated from Milton High School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Truman University, Kirksville, Mo.

and her Master's of Science degree from Wichita State University. She was schoolteacher and taught in Newton from 1947-58. She also taught in Derby and Wichita, retiring after 26 years. She was a resident of Wichita for 38 years and moved back to Newton in 1996. She was a member of Hillside Christian Church, Wichita, where she served as an elder, deaconess, Sunday school teacher and with Christian Women's Fellowship.

She was also a member of P.E.O. for 70 years, Delta Kappa Gamma, Order of the Eastern Star, TROW and AAUW. She enjoyed playing bridge. Preceded in death by brother, Joe Miller. Survivors: husband, Spencer nephew, Dan Miller of Farmington, great niece, Ann Miller of Minneapolis, Minn.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Kansas Christian Home and Hillside Christian Church Foundation. Petersen Funeral Home, Newton. Cheney Harpin, Sherilyn A. (Tiemeyer), 47, of Peyton, formerly of Cheney, MCI staff specialist no. 6, died Saturday, May 4, 2002.

Service 10:30 a.m. Thursday, St. Rose Catholic Church, Mount Vernon, Kan. Survivors: son, John Q. Holmes IV of Salida, parents, Urban and Theresa Tiemeyer of Shell Knob, brothers, Alfred Tiemeyer of Cheney, Ken Tiemeyer of Dunn Loring, sisters, Gwen Tiemeyer of Portland, Jackie Ceccanti of Bend, Ore.

Wulf-Ast Mortuary, Garden Plain. Please see OBITUARIES, Page 3B FAMILY Every Thursday The www.kansas.com Wichita Eagle ON THE RIVERBANK, BEHIND THAT OLD MILL I fell in. He offered his coat. We fell in love. said goodbye He was wearing that coat.

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