Maple Grove Cemetery
Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas


Submitted by Oz


Name Birth Date Death Date Other Information
Brite, Ella B. 1-27-1907  6-18-2005 b. Ozark Co Mo, d. Wichita, D/O Orvil & Leota Noonkester Wolfe. Married Robert Clayton 12-25-1923, died 1959. Married Coke Brite in 1967, died 1973. Also preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, five sons and one great grandson.
Chamberlain, Cloey Dawn Ann 8-1-2003 10-18-2003  
Coombs, Eugene G.
3-17-1911 12-6-2004 b. Hutchinson KS, d. Wichita, Lt. US Navy Reserve from 1943-1946, S/O Albertus J & Sarah Dorth Coombs
Dermid, Horace 'Mac' 6-26-1918 1-19-2006 d. Caldwell ks Sumner co
Dishman, V. Ruth 12-6-1906 11-30-2003  
Dobson, Dr. Harry Frederic  Jr.
2-21-1921 3-20-2004 b. & d. Wichita, Parents Harry F. &Cecil Trautwine Dobson Sr., Osteopathic medical degree-Midwestern U in Chicago, IL
Florence, Xzavior & Liana Renee 2005 11-19-2005  b. & d. wichita, Infants
Gustke, John Menton 8-12-1959 12-12-2005 b. Kansas City KS Wyandotte co, b. wichita, He graduated from Southeast High School in 1977. John enjoyed blues and bluegrass music and played guitar with friends locally and at the Artichoke. He was preceded in death by his mother, Pam Gustke. 
Ibarra-Higareda, Jorge Jose 12-2004 10-25-2005 d. wichita, 10 mos old
Mauk, Eugene E. ?? 4-11-2005 b. Arkansas city  ks cowley co, d. Wichita, Retired Safeway stores meat cutter and co-owner of Mauk's Market and Mauk Groceteria. Eugene was born in Arkansas City and moved with his family to Wichita in 1926. He married his loving wife of 62 years, Nadine Galbraith on December 16, 1941. Eugene was a WWII US Army veteran, serving in Panama from 1941 - 1945 among other assignments. Eugene was also proud of being the Wichita Duncan Yo-Yo champion, January 16, 1932. Eugene was a member of the VFW Post 112 and volunteered in the VA Chapel, escorting patients to Chapel for over 14 years. Preceded in death by his parents, Roy & Ethel (Cockrum) Mauk, brother, Harvey, sister, Nadine Mauk Ergenbright, grandson Bryl Mauk and his wife Nadine Galbraith Mauk.
McMurtry, Eloise (Morris)
11-21-1919 9-19-2004 b. Wichita , D/O William L. Morris and May Arnett Morris. After graduating from Wichita High School East in 1937, she attended Wichita University (now Wichita State University) and joined the Sorosis Sorority, her junior year, she transferred to Kansas State University, where she joined the Chi Omega Sorority.
 In 1941 she graduated with a degree in Business. She was active in the Wichita and Oklahoma City Business. She was active in the Wichita and Oklahoma City Junior League in the 40's and 50's.
 On November 16, 1946, she married Wilbur E. McMurtry. After a honeymoon trip to Chicago, they commenced their married life in Oklahoma City. "She gave me over fifty-seven wonderful years and never lost that great capacity for humor"  The family wishes to thank the Emergency Room Doctors and Staff at Deaconess Hospital. A special thank you to Dr. John E. Huff, his nurse Lori, the Deaconess Home Health Care Staff and especially to all of the caregivers. Mrs. Sam (Ruby) Farmer holds a special place with Eloise, having helped in so many ways in better days for many years. Memorial will be held September 23, 2004 at All Souls' Episcopal Church, 6400 N. Pennsylvania, Oklahoma City, OK with a reception following, in the Parrish Hall.
Merchant, William Avery
2-20-1920 11-4-2004 b. Chanute ks Neosho co, d. Findlay OH Hancock co, S/O Enno Ross and Mary (Avery) Merchant. Preceding Bill in death were his parents; and one brother, Stan Merchant. Bill was employed by Marathon Oil Company retiring in 1982 following 30 years of service as a pilot in the Aviation Division. He served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII as a bomber pilot flying 65 missions over Europe. For his valor and meritorious service, he received the Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, Air Medal with 12 Oak Leaf Clusters and French Croix de Guerre. Following retirement from Marathon, Bill owned and operated The Frame Gallery in Findlay. His memberships included the Professional Picture Framers Association, Findlay Elks Club, and was the former treasurer of both the Eagle Creek Gun Club and Findlay Exchange Club.
Peterson, Joan 7-20-1925 1-1-2006 b. Sapulpa OK Creek co, d. wichita, D/O the late George and Dorotha (Drake) Ismert. She was raised in Larned, KS and later moved to Chickasha, OK where she attended Oklahoma College for Women. She was married to the late Lester Peterson in Cambridge Springs, PA. She lived in Delaware, Colorado, Illinois, Montana and Wyoming. In later years, she farmed in Centerville, PA.
Rupp, Marjorie
1-12-1922 6-24-2004 b. Romero Tx Hartley co, d  Wichita, Parents Clarence & Rose (Nelson) Watkins, Husband Kenneth Daniel Rupp-dec'd
Thompson, Leodis 12-14-1937 9-9-2005  b. Edwards MS Hinds co, d.  wichita, S/O Jobie & Irene Thompson. He moved to Wichita in 1951 where he met and soon married, Addie Curry.
Vaught, Amaya M. 9-24-2005 9-24-2005 b. & d. wichita
Wilderom, Henry W. 12-14-1911 8-28-2005 b. & d. Wichita ks, He is preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Nadine.   Henry went to work at Butt's Buick selling insurance, then transferred to the automobile sales department. He worked at Butt's and Robinson-Lesline Buick for over 25 years and retired at age 65 in 1976. Henry had many friends in the Buick community who would call him for all of their automobile needs. He was very active in Midian Shrine and was still a member of Albert Pike Masonic Lodge. He was proud of his 60 year membership card.
Willard, Jess C., Jr 8-8-1956 10-8-2005  b. & d. wichita, S/O Jess Chester and Estella M. Willard, which both preceded in death.

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