White Chapel Cemetery
Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas


Submitted by Oz

Name Birth Date Death Date Other Information
Allison, Jacqueline
9-21-1927 12-28-2004 b. Tulsa OK Tulsa co, d. Wichita, D/O Earl and Naomi Kinnan. She graduated from East High School in 1945, attended Oklahoma State University and graduated from Wichita State University in 1945 where she was a member of the Sorosis Sorority. She married Dean Allison on January 30th, 1954. Jackie was a devoted wife and mother, enjoyed being a homemaker, was a docent for the Wichita Art Association, enjoyed and appreciated Southwestern art with her husband Dean and delighted in home decorating. Her heart felt passion for the past 30 years has been to grow as a Christian believer and serve her beloved Heavenly Father. She inspired so many of us in the last years of her life with her courage, faith and optimism.
Armstrong, Zelma D.
9-18-1901 10-17-2004 b. Wellston OK Lincoln co, d. Wichita, Retired school teacher. Preceded in death by husband, Wayne Armstrong.
Arnett, Billy F.
1-26-1929 1-9-2005 b. Anthony ks  Harper co, d. Wichita, Retired Boeing machinist. Billy was preceded in death by parents, Clarence and Opal (Ford) Arnett; sister, Wanda Rowland; grandson, Bradley Hensley and son-in-law, Larry Leaird. Billy worked part-time at Checkers IGA.
Baisey, Alfred 6-12-1934 1-14-2006 b. Washington DC, d. Wichita ks, Ret. U.S. Air Force
Baughman, Letha Rosanna  Bonham 12-27-1904 11-6-2003  
Carney, Maitha Jean (Sidel) 8-6-1919 7-14-2004  b. Morrison OK Noble Co, d. Ozark MO Christian Co, Parents-Henry & Ada Sidel
Clark, Everett Emmons
9-10-1917 10-8-2004 b. Putnam OK Dewey co, d. Wichita, He is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Smith-Jones, father, Leon Jones, brothers, Roy, Merle, Leon, & David Clark Jones and sisters, Ione Ate, Addie Thrush, & Thelma Jenks. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother. His love for his family was surpassed only by his love for God. In 1942 he moved with his family from Neosho, MO where he was employed by the Neosho Transit Authority to Wichita where he worked for Boeing Aircraft. He was a master carpenter and cabinet maker for more than 35 years. He was a scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of American, and an accomplished, self-taught musician. He loved to sing and play Gospel and Folk music.
Crawford, Pamela Denise 10-22-1968 7-9-2004 d. Wichita, Mother, Pearlene Anderson dec'd 1989
Deines, Irene Campsydell Webber 4-16-1919 11-3-2003  
Dopps-Bowers, John MIleton 9-23-1916 9-2-2005 b. Protection ks Comanche co, d. wichita, S/O Myrtle (Reed) Dopps & Eugene Dopps. he was raised by Howard & Leona Bowers.
Dyer, Arthur Liburn 8-24-1922 5-25-2005  b. Winfield ks  cowley co, d. wichita, S/O Paul & Pearl Dyer
Easter, Cora "Velma" 11-14-1922 9-10-2005 b. Ottawa KS Franklin co, d. wichita, Preceded by parents Walter & Mattie (Burrows) Meyer and sisters, Arlene Smith & Audrey Rule.
Edmundson, Josephine Olivia
12-13-1913 1-28-2005 b. Mulvane ks Sumner co, d. St. Paul MN  Ramsey co, D/O Jennie and John Silverwood. Josephine was a loving wife mother, sister, and aunt. Josephine and Lawrence met working together at Wheeler Kelly and Hagny, enjoying 65 years together in marriage. Josephine and Lawrence are long time members of First Baptist Church in Wichita.
Furlong, Katherine Louise 4-6-1905 1-7-2006  b. Anthony ks Harper co, d. wichita, D/O Charles & Rose Peterson Gaddie. Preceded by husband Walter Furlong.
Ginn, Leona J. 8-23-1922 5-23-2005 b. Aulne KS Marion co, d. Wichita, D/O Jacob & Mary (Seibel) Lohrenz. W/O Don Ginn.
Gist, Donald Thomas 1-7-1918 10-8-2003  
Gomez, Stephen 11-29-1914 2-9-2004  
Goodson, Ruth Mildred 7-17-1913 11-21-2005 b. Moundridge ks McPherson co, d. Marionville MO Lawrence co, D/O Solomon & Celia (Hurlbut) Stucky. Preceded by husband Ray Goodson; parents; four sisters & three brothers.
Griswold, Donald L. 12-19-1941 7-25-2004 b. & d. Wichita, Parents-F. W. "Bill" & Nara Visa, US Army
Hacker, Judy Ann 4-3-1946 4-17-2005 b. & d. Wichita
Hasse, Sgt. Donald Jay 5-3-1977 11-29-2005 d. Iraq, He passed away  while serving in action in Iraq. Donald lived in Wichita Falls, TX before joining the U.S. Army. He was a devoted Roman Catholic and will always be remembered for his sense of humor.
Hays, John R. 10-25-1916 9-8-2005 b. Taylorville IL Christian co, d.  wichita, US ARMY WWII  Preceded by wife Elizabeth
Hein, Maybelle Clark 10-27-1923 11-27-2003  
Hester, Brandon Edward Allen 11-28-1990 7-6-2004 d. Wichita, Grandmother Pearlene Anderson dec'd 1989
Himebaugh, Kenneth F. 7-28-1907 6-25-2004    Wife Aletha Dec'd-wed 53 yrs
Parents-Rosco & Winnigean Himebaugh
Hutchison, Floyd R. 5-21-1931 1-11-2006 d. wichita, Preceded by father and step mother Floyd W.& Marge Hutchinson; mother & step father Mary M.& Willie W. Lee
Kersey, Dave 8-16-1917 12-4-2005 b. Felt OK Cimarron co, d. Hutchinson ks Reno co, D.J., S/O David James and Margaret Virginia Kersey. A resident of Hutchinson since 1958, moving from Wichita, he was a retired pilot and chief mechanic for Koch Industries, working for them for 33 years, retiring in 1982. He belonged to Park Place Christian Church, Hutchinson. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. On Nov. 4, 1939, he married Marianne M. Hughes. She died March 9, 1995. He was preceded in death by two sons, Roger and Warren; three brothers, Berl, Oran and Orville; and a sister, Opal Johnson.
Kauffman, Phyllis D. 11-23-1931 10-17-2005 b. & d. wichita, Preceded by parents Artis & Theodore Brown; husband, Jackson G. McKnight and son Timothy G. McKnight.
Kirk, Jack Lyon
6-11-1926 11-12-2004 b. Dodge City ks ford co, d. Placerville CA El Dorado co, S/O Rome & Gladys Kirk
Labonte, Mark Anthony 4-19-1964 8-9-2004 d. Wichita, Father Henry Labonte
Lupton, Raymond Wallace
1-17-1930 9-19-2004 b. Nardin OK Kay co, d. Wichita, S/O Jessie Ray and Jennie Esther (Linicome) Lupton. He grew up in Honeywell, KS and joined the US Army in 1948. Raymond worked as a business manager for Wichita Steel Fabricators until he retired in 1993. He was a devoted, loving husband, grandfather and a devout Christian. Ray is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Ralph and Robert Lupton.
Mc Connell, Betty Jean (Daniels)
12-12-1928 2-20-2005 b. & d. Wichita, D/O Wertie Marshall and Josephine Columbia Daniels. She was a retired bookkeeper for Beech Aircraft, owner of Kloth and Klay Ceramics and pianist for Bethel Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by husband, Bill; brothers, Edmond Daniels.
McCune, Norma C.
4-27-1908 11-27-2004 b. Eureka ks greenwood co, d.  Phoenix AZ Maricopa co, W/O Ted McCune (dec'd)
McDermed, Gayle H.  7-29-1924 6-24-2004 d. Wichita, Parents Floyd E.& Eula Augusta Baker McDermed, Wife Marietta-dec'd
McNaughten, Mary Sue 11-29-1918 9-11-2005 b. Kemp TX Kaufman co, d. Wichita, "Nanny," preceded in death by husband, Alfred Ray McNaughten, son, Ernie McNaughten, & grandson, Brian Cunningham.
Mock, Rowena Belle (Clemons)
8-23-1914 10-22-2004 b. Mt. Ayr IA  Ringgold co, d. Wichita, Passed away at St. Francis Hospital. D/O Loran and Bessie Ellis Clemons.   When she was a young girl, the family moved to Kansas. She graduated from Byers High School in 1934 and married A.J. Mock in Anthony, Kansas in 1941. The couple lived in Wichita and for fifteen years owned a Jade Jewelry Shop. Rowena was preceded in death by her husband in 1993.
Murphy, Jeanette Flora 7-1-1932  2-10-2006 b. Medan, Indonesia, d. Houston tx Harris co, W/O Robert Murphy , died 1992
Myers, Elsie Baker 9-2-1910 12-17-2003  
Nelson, Andrew Arthur 5-17-1915 8-26-2005 b. Sawyer ks Pratt co, d. Fort Worth, S/O Andrew J.& Viola Nethercutt Nelson. H/O Geraldine Virgina Duncan on 8-17-1938 in Newton KS, died 2-2-1991.
Nice, Barbara Ann 4-21-1942 5-9-2005 b. wichita ks, d  Joplin MO Newton co, Joplin Healthcare Center in Joplin, MO after a three year courageous battle with cancer. D/O Francis and Lena Hephner.  She grew up in the Wichita/Andover, KS area and became a Christian at an early age. She graduated from Andover High School in 1958. In 9182, she graduated from Wichita State University with a degree in Music Education with Honors. She was certified to teach music in grades K-12. She obtained teaching licenses in KS, FL, IL and MO. She taught vocal and instrumental music and show choirs. She started teaching private lessons on the piano and organ at age 14. At the time of her illness she was teaching elementary music at Webster Elementary School in Webb City, MO. She attended the College Heights Christian Church in Joplin. Barbara is fondly remembered by many for her sweet spirit, musical talent, playing the piano and organ, high energy, love for life, raising four boys and enjoying her six grandchildren. She would always give the grandkids a kiss and say "Grandma loves you!!" She was generous with her heart and hands and has a beautiful smile. Barbara married Durward G. Nice Jr. March 31, 1962 in Wichita and he survives. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother.
Phillips, Mildred Anna
2-3-1915 10-9-2004 b. Ava MO  Douglas co, d. Wichita, Retired florist. D/O Luther & Emma Powell McDonald.
Pinkstaff, Opal Rita (Ballentine)
10-10-1917 10-8-2004 b. OK, d.  Wichita, D/O Charles & Florence Ballentine
Poyner, Richard R.  12-1-1935 6-14-2005 b. & d. Wichita, "Ronnie," S/O Richard and Dorothy Huddleston Poynor. He graduated from Wichita East High School in 1955. He married Donna Jo Lamb March 5, 1955 in Wichita. He joined the U. S. Air Force and was honorably discharged on July 5, 1959. He then worked in Wichita before attending Blue Mountain College, Blue Mountain, MS and Kansas State University at Pittsburg. Ronnie was ordained by the Gospel Ministry Nov. 21, 1971 and his first church was the First Baptist Church, Tipplersville, MS. He was the chaplain at the Columbus County Correctional Institution and was also the carpenter instructor for four years. He retired in 2001 and moved to Enid to marry Norma Jean Beckloff Ward June 23, 2001. He was a member of the Willow Road Christian Church. He was preceded in death by a sister, his mother, his first wife and a step-sister.
Rapp, Julis J. 2-1917 3-29-2005 d. Choctaw OK Ok co, Preceded in death by husband, Alfred J. Rapp.
Richardson, Edith L.
11-22-1910 1-21-2005 b. Davenport NE Thayer co, d. Wichita, W/O John R. Richardson "Mickey"
Robertson, Lela Pearl (Meredith)
12-18-1909 12-2-2004 b. & d. Wichita, She was preceded in death by her beloved Frank Robertson in 1974, her son Gary (in 1961, from an automobile accident), parents, Oscar Franklin Meredith and May Embrey her older sister, Virgie Olive Wieneke. Lela and Virgie were raised by their maternal grandmother, Josephine Embrey, at 444 Pattie. Orginally members of Fellowship Congregational Church, Lela and Josephine joined Calvary Methodist Church after the former Congregational dissolved in the mid-nineteen-twenties. Lela was also among the members of the last graduating class of Wichita High School in 1928. It was named East High in 1929. On April 12, 1936, Lela married Frank Watson Robertson and that union blessed them with three children, Franklin, Gary and Laura Mae. Lela, after high school, worked several jobs, at the Coleman Company, the Federal Land Bank and after marriage at the Boeing Company until 1969. Lela remained a member of Calvary for nearly 80 years and although during the past three years, she suffered two broken hips, two pelvic fractures, cancer, arthritis, macular degenration of both eyes, along with walking and hearing problems, she continued to share her love with her children.
Russell, Irma L. 12-1-1923 11-17-2005 b. fulton ks Bourbon co, d. Haysville ks Sedgwick co, D/O Cleo & Elsie Clark. Preceded by parents; infant son John; sister Bonnie Hittson & her husband Earl in 2005. The family moved to Arkansas in 1927 after the death of her father, where she graduated from Green Forest High School in 1942. She married Earl D. Russell on May 15, 1942. They settled in Wichita in 1950, and raised 6 children. She was involved in the community, being a Den Mother, working her voting precinct, and active in the school PTA. She had a passion for learning, so while in her 40's, she started attending WSU, taking as many classes as possible while raising her family and working various jobs. She was somewhat of a trailblazer at WSU because in the 1960's, most college students were young, not a 40+ year old mother of 6, attending college 2 decades after graduating high school. She took great pleasure in being on the Dean's List. She had a knack for making friends and putting people at ease. This served her quite well on the college campus and in her different jobs throughout her life. She worked as a Door-to-Door Avon rep., sold major appliances at Sears and Montgomery Ward, men's hats and shoes at Henry's downtown, cosmetics at Dillard's, Mary Kay cosmetics, and as a directory assistance operator.
Schaffer, Betty Tabitha (Lammons)
10-2-1919 11-2-2004 b. Greenville MS Washington co, d. Wichita, D/O John & Aurelia Lammons
Schell, Alice M. 1-2-1914 9-4-2005 d. wichita,
Shogren, Faye Louise (Needham)
2-15-1928 10-10-2004 b. & d. Wichita, She spent the first formative years of her life in Wellington, KS, moving to Wichita with her family in her late teens.  She was a devoted mother who was an accomplished floral designer and piano teacher. Faye was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Thelma Needham and granddaughter, Brandi.
Schott, David
8-21-1933 2-2- 2005 b. Hutchinson ks reno co, d. Wellington ks Sumner co, He was one of five children born to Ezra Aaron and Charlotte Bernice (Neuenschwander) Schott. He was reared and educated in Hutchinson, where he graduated from high school in 1951. Following graduation he began employment with Beech Aircraft as a paint sprayer. On Sept. 10, 1953, in Wichita, KS, he was united in marriage to Verna JoAnn Stringer. The couple made their first home in Columbus, GA for a short time. In April of 1953 he proudly served his country in the United States Army, serving as a bridge guard in Korea. He received a National Defense Service Medal, and following his honorable discharge on April 7, 1956, the couple returned to Wichita and then moved to a farm north of Derby. During this time, he worked at Meadow Gold as a milkman. In the late 1960's, they moved to Mulvane. He also worked a few years at Boeing Aircraft. David later was employed at Coleman as a Quality Control Inspector and retired in 1998 following 30 years of service. In the late 1970's he also began delivering newspapers for the Wichita Eagle and retired in Dec. of 2000. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife on June 1, 2003; brother, Melvin Schott and sister, Elsie Gingerich.
Scott, Lorena Lee 11-6-1924    10-27-2005 b. Drumright ok Creek co, d. Winterset IA Madison co, D/O William Earl Stevens and Inzie Bell (McDonald) Stevens. On Sept. 26, 1942 in Chateau, OK to Willie R.B. "Bill" Scott. She had spent most of her life in the Wichita, KS area, having recently moved to Winterset, IA. She was a member of Parkview Baptist Church, Wichita. Preceded in death by parents; husband; brother, Earl LeRoy Stevens; sister, Josephine Watkins; grandson, Cory Scott; great-grandsons, Joseph and Christopher Scott.
Stair, Glenna Faye 9-27-1914 5-9-2005 b. Sharon Ks Barber co, d. wichita, D/O Thomas (Tud) and Dora Byers at Sharon, KS. She married Earl Stair, Jr., Aug. 20, 1936. He passed away in 1957. She was employed at W. T. Grant Co. both in Chicago and in Wichita until the store closing. She later worked for American Electric until her retirement. She was an active member of Westside Christian Church and Priscilla Circle.
Stanley, David Hubert
? 12-31-2004 b. Oak Hill KS Clay Co, d. Wichita, Age 77. Formerly of Wichita, passed away after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. He followed in his father's footsteps in a career with Santa Fe Railroad until retiring in 1986. David was an active member at Broadway Christian Church until moving to Chandler, AZ. He was a Shriner, 32nd degree Mason and served in the United States Army. David was the son of John W. And Rene Mae Stanley, of Augusta, both deceased.
Stark, Henry E. "Gene"


10-7-1924 10-7-2004 b. Makison Ks Greenwood co, d. Toronto KS Woodson co, Stark, Henry E. "Gene," 80, retired Beech Aircraft sheet metal employee for 25 years and WWII Navy Veteran. S/O Trenton and Myrtle Drysdale Stark. Preceded in death by grandson, Clinton.  Military graveside service.
Terry, Millard Russell 3-25-1917 9-24-2005 b. Schaberg AR Crawford co, d. wichita, He came to Wichita on his 20th birthday seeking work. He found work and also his wife Wilma F. Fletcher and married her at West Side Baptist Church on Jan. 23, 1938, where he was an active member until his death. Millard spent nearly all of his life in Wichita, except for serving in the United States Army Air Corps during WII. An aviation mechanic by desire, in addition to his federal service, Millard also acquired many rental properties and provided housing to many Wichita families. As a strong Christian, he helped many Wichitans and family members in times of need. He never met a stranger.
Thole, Elmer J. 4-19-1920 8-8-2004 b. McCook NE Red Willow Co, d. Eureka KS Greenwood co, Combat engineer form 4-13-1944 to 1-31-1946 WWII European Theater
Turner, Bobby Gene
8-25-1927 10-26-2004 b. & d. Wichita, Died at Veterans Administration Hospital, Wichita. He was a retired insurance agent for National Life and Accident Ins. Co. (now American General). He was preceded in death by his mother, Nora; father, Walter; brothers, Edwin, James and Verle.
VanAllen, Marjorie Ellen 9-10-1917 11-10-2005 b. Northampton, England, d. wichita, D/O Frank Edward and Ellen Beatrice (Walpole) Stephens. She worked at Church's Shoes and Munitions Plant during WWII. She entertained the troops at the Red Cross Center and the pubs. Marjorie met American Army Air Corp Sergeant Ralph Van Allen while he was stationed in England in 1942. They received permission from the Archbishop of Canterbury of England to marry on March 4, 1944. In 1946, she and their son, came to join Ralph in America, where they had 3 more children. She was a member of the British Wives Club, active in the PTA at Sunnyside Elementary and an active member of the University United Methodist Church. Marjorie worked at the Sweden House for many years, then later as a cashier at the WSU CAC Cafeteria and the Commons Dining. She will be most remembered for her sweet and radiant personality, her bright smile, her love of playing the accordion and piano by ear, and her sincere affection for everyone. Preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Ralph, son, Dean, her parents, Frank and Ellen Stephens, and brothers, Arthur (Archie) and Eric Stephens, of England.
Walden, Vergia M. 10-9-1922 9-25-2003  
Webster, Romina
4-14-1940 11-22-2004 b. Duncan OK  Stephens Co, d. Wichita, D/O C.L. Bone and Mamie Barney Bone. Romina was a customer service representative for the grocery industry. She is survived by sons, Paul Duff and Sean Duff both of Wichita, Thomas (Mary) Hathorn of Apache, OK, David (Jody) Hathorn of Geronimo, OK; brothers, Thomas Richardson of Vernon, TX and Dale Bone of Ocean Springs, MS; 7 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. 
Wiles, Clifford Edward 1-30-1909 8-11-2005 b. Cheona IL Livingston co, d. Centennial CO Arapahoe co, H/O  Edith Nelson of Wichita, his wife of 57 years, who preceded him in death. He resided in Wichita, KS for most of his life. Cliff was an Army Air Corps Pilot & Mechanic, Freight Truck Driver, Freight Rate Clerk, Police Officer, and Postal Clerk. He retired from the Post Office and spent many of his retirement years as a Nursing Home volunteer and Meals-on-Wheels delivery person.
Wilson, Robert C. 3-3-1919 2-1-2006 b. Manhattan ks Riley co, d. wichita, Retired Conductor for Missouri Pacific Railroad for 36 years, died on Feb. 1, 2006. S/O Phillip and Clare (Sanders) Wilson. He lived in Eureka Springs, Ark. and moved to Wichita in 1924. He attended Park Elementary and Horace Mann Intermediate Schools and North High School. He served in WWII in the 41st Infantry Division as a Tech Sergeant. He was also in the Military Police and the 167th Field Artillery Battalion as an Ammunition Non-Commission Officer. During the time he served in WWII he traveled to Sydney, Australia, New Guinea and Southern Philippines. After the war he returned to his position as a Railroad Conductor for Missouri Pacific Railroad. Bob was married to Mary Sweetland 1946, Marcella Grillot 1967 (deceased) and Abby Richardson 1989.
Young-Ketchel McDaniel, Berthe 5-8-1923 1-7-2006 Preceded by former husbands Demetry  Bitinis, E.D. Ketchel & Bill McDaniel; brothers E.E. Young & James Maxwell; parents.
Young-Stanley, Katherine N.   nee Parker
5-7-1905 9-6-2004  b. Waterville KS  Marshall co, d. South Coffeyville OK  Nowata co, D/O Otis L. & Grace L. (Whiteside) Parker, W/O Orville L. Young in 1960, W/O Lyle M. Stanley in 1966, former Wichita resident

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