Wichita Park Cemetery
Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas


Submitted by Oz


Name Birth Date Death Date Other Information
Albright, Harry E. 9-13-1922 4-6-2005 b. Mt. Hope KS sedgwick co, d.  Wichita, While serving in the Army during WWII, he was captured in Anzio, Italy, was held as a POW in Germany for 18 months, and was liberated by U.S. troops. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. In 1949, he married Connie Lavin, who preceded him in death, and had three daughters. He was the President/Owner of Lavin's Men's Wear, retiring in 1971. He married Mary Jane Stone in 1970.
Beach, Agnes Helen 11-15-1909 5-15-2005 d  wichita, Preceded in death by Children, Harry & Ed Beach, Ellen Pickering; and brothers and sisters
Beloof, Robert L. 12-30-1923 7-5-2005 d. wichita
Bowersox, Edith Ruth
11-3-1916 2-24-2005 b. Wichita, d. Beaumont Ks Butler co, W/O   Lewis R. Bowesox; daughter Lois Jane Bowesox; brothers, Joseph, James & Bob Adams all preceded her in death
Bupp, Audrey I. (Rooks) 3-19-1916 7-6-2004 d. Wichita, Parents-James H. & Verda Mae (Ferris) Rooks, W/O William E. Bupp, William died 1990
Coleman, Pearl Maurine   12-12-1999 Age 92
Cook, Lucian D. 4-2-1921 9-1-2004  b. & d. wichita, s/o Bertha & Elwin Cook. WWII w/35th infantry division. preceded in death by wife Ethel Portter in 1996, parents, & sister Agnue.
Crane, Serelda Fay 10-25-1919 8-5-2005 b. Macksville ks Stafford co, d. LA CA  LA co, Predeceased by her husband, Ralph; parents, Emile Philip and Aurie Fay Anderson; and brothers, Elmer and Philip Anderson. Sue lived in Macksville  until graduating from high school in 1937. She then moved to Wichita where she graduated from Wichita Business College. She met her husband Ralph while both worked at Boeing. They wed in 1942 and were married for 61 years. When the children were young Sue was a Blue Bird and Camp Fire girls leader, and active in PTA. She also volunteered at elections booths and was active in La Sertoma and Eastern Star. For several years she and her husband owned and operated the Watkins Products distributorship in Wichita. In 1984 she began volunteering at Via Christi St. Francis. She was Auxiliary President during the 1988-1989 term and remained active as Committee chair for the Gift and Flower Shop, the Pumpkin Project (which she initiated), and PALS sewing group (Pediatric Auxiliary Lovers of St. Francis). In 17 years of volunteer work she logged 8,216 hours of service. She and husband Ralph were travel committee leaders of Air Capital Active People (ACAP), organizing travel adventures in Kansas and surrounding states. She and Ralph moved to Los Angeles in 2003 to be near their daughter.
Crowl, Gladys H. (Dunn)
3-20-1903 10-4-2004 b. Columbus KS Cherokee co, d. Mesa AZ  Maricopa co, Passed away while staying with her daughter and son-in-law in Mesa, AZ. She grew up around Steppville and Turk, in the southeast corner of Kansas. She had five sisters, Mary, Lena, Bea, Sara and one surviving her, Mildred. As a teen, Gladys worked at a cafe to help support her sisters and parents in the early 1920's and while in Yates Center, KS, met and was married to Elbridge "Eddie" William Crowl, a fireman and engineer with the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Gladys and Eddie lived in Wichita through the Great Depression and in 1940 they were blessed with their only child, a daughter, MaryAnn Crowl. Gladys worked in food service for many years, in Wichita at the Lassen Hotel and at John Marshall Middle School, where she baked thousands of pies and pastries for the school cafeteria. A resident of the Riverside area in Wichita since 1947, she was a long time member of the Riverside Christian Church. After Eddie passed away in 1975, she worked at McLeod's Bookstore for 11 years until retiring at the age of 84. She was a member of the Daughters of the Nile, O.E.S., Ivy Leaf Chapter No. 75.
Curtis, Louise C.
3-4-1913 6-18-2004 b. Lawrence KS Douglas Co, d. Phoenix AZ  Maricopa co, Husband Robert B. Curtis-dec'd
Darmer, Margaret Mary
5-27-1912 2-18-2005 b. & d. Wichita, Preceded in death by parents, Charles Oscar Darmer and Cora Mark Darmer and brother, Mark Robertson Darmer. Margaret was a lifelong resident of Wichita where, in 1883, her maternal grandparents became charter members of Brown Memorial Reformed Church that became First Evangelical and Reformed Church and later First Salem United Church of Christ. For many years, Margaret taught piano and organ. She was a member of Eastern Star. Margaret enjoyed Bible study, crocheting, embroidery and reading. Margaret had a lively mind, keen sense of humor and a deep love for her family. Always living modestly, Margaret inspired us all with her deep faith, grateful attitude, contented heart and joyous spirit.
Dayes, Pauline M. (Ockerman)
9-18-1908 4-25-2004 b. Ft. Scott KS  Bourbon Co, d.  Wichita, Parents James M. & Sadie (Weston) Ockerman, Wed 4-30-1943
Dayes, Fred E.   4-27-1971 Hus of Pauline
Davis, Lila Ann Selfridge 8-13-1933 7-24-2004 b. grandparents home at Mt Hope Sedgwick co, d.  Wichita, Parents Oliver John & Margaret Selfridge
Douthit, Garnet B. (Berry)
3-15-1908 3-17-2004 b. Altoona KS  Wilson Co, d.  McKinney Tx Collin Co, Parents: Carl & Blanche (Orr) Berry, Husband Lawrence Wed 1935 in Bartlesville OK
Foulk, Naomi Faye (Walker) 10-14-1910 4-14-2005 b  Caney ks montgomery co, d. Wichita, She was preceded in death by her parents, Anna Belle Walker (McMillian) and Fredrick C. Walker (Von Wacker); her husband William Foulk; daughter-in-law, Madeline Foulk; four grandchildren and 14 siblings. Originally residing in Moline, KS, she and her family moved to Wichita in 1942. She was a welder at Boeing for a short time and was then employed by Woolworths working at the A Bar, retiring in 1972.
Fowler, Mattie 1-15-1942 3-25-2005 b. Muskogee ok muskogee co, d.  Wichita Sedgwick co, D/O Lee and Irene (Fisher) Collins. Mattie moved to the Wichita area in 1955 from Muskogee. She enjoyed doing yard work and spending time with her grandkids.
Frick, David      4-15-1906 1-14-2006 b. Rush co ks, d. wichita ks sedgwick co, S/O George & Eva (Schemp)Frick. U.S.Air Force WWII.  H/O Eleanor Molz, wed 8-1-1941, she died in 1990.
Gardiner, Samuel Dudley
8-15-1934 11-2004 b. Wichita, d. Roswell NM Chaves co, S/O Sue Elizabeth & Samuel Longstreet Gardiner US Army 10th mountain div. Korean War
Graves, Doris 1-9-1913 1-31-2006 d. wichita, Preceded by husband Sherman Graves in 1952
Gray, Oleva Sylvia (Broadwater)
6-3-1911 11-24-2004 b. West VA, d. Lewisville tx Denton co, D/O John and Ruth Broadwater. W/O Efton Gray died in 1987
Gregg, Ruth Mae
3-8-1911 5-14-2004 b. Ks, d. Wichita, Parents-Samuel & Edda (Huffman) Bartholomew
Huber, Marvel Lee (Mawdsley)
6-4-1905 10-13-2004 b. Pratt Ks  Pratt co, d. Wichita, D/O Charles & Sue Belle (Wilson) Mawdsley. W/O Gale Huber, wed 11-7-1925, he died 1968.
Hudson, C. W. "Dugan"
5-20-1911 4-25-2004 b. Granite OK Greer Co, d. Wichita
Jennings, Betty C. (Cunningham)
7-20-1925 2-15-2005 b. Denver Co  Denver county, d. Lawrence Ks Douglas co, D/O Glenn and Wilma (Schoen) Cunningham. The eldest of five children, she was raised in Downs, KS, where she graduated from Downs High School in 1943. Betty graduated from the University of Kansas in 1947 with a B.S. degree in business. While at KU, she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and Phi Chi Theta business women's sorority. Following graduation she was employed at Anchor Savings and Loan in Kansas City, KS. In 1950, Betty married John Jennings Sr. After raising their family in Wichita, the Jennings moved to Lawrence in 1980, where they soon became involved in the Old West Lawrence neighborhood. Betty was a member of Chapter HZ of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, the Round Table Club, the KU Alumni Association, the Douglas County Historical Society, Lawrence Preservation and she was an active parishioner at Trinity Episcopal Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John and a son, Frank.
Lynskey, Robert Stewart 4-5-1926 10-17-2003  
McCarl, Wanda Long 9-20-1924 11-12-2005 b. Benton ks sedgwick co, d. Parsons ks Labette co, D/O Roy & Mamie (Carter) Long. Preceded by son Dean McCarl
McCord, Clarence 1-30-1919 8-3-2005 b. Jetmore ks Hodgeman co, d. wichita, Mac, S/O Arthur & Pearl (Wooden)McCord. Worked at Boeing in Wichita for over 30 yrs. US Army Air Corps vet of WWII, having served as a tail gunner on B-24 Liberators in the Pacific. Parents & sister Alice Lofland preceded him.
McKee, Madeline M. 11-6-1919 8-10-2005  b. & d. wichita
Miller, Lillian Marie   9-11-2005 b. Etterville MO, Miller co, d. wichita, Age 99, d/o Annie and Edward Frank, one of 9 children. She married her husband, James, on March 1, 1926 in Tuscumbia, MO. They relocated to Wichita in 1946. Lillian had two sons, Billy Joe and J.C., while J.C. preceded her in death in 1946. The Millers also raised two of their grandchildren, Michael and Terry. Mrs. Miller managed many rental properties, was a member of Farm Bureau and Red Hat Society. An avid flower and vagetable gardner, she enjoyed remarkable health nearly all her years. Her husband preceded her in death in 1999.
Morris, Margaret Maxine 1-18-1922 8-5-2005 b. Little Kansas OK Cherokee County, d.  wichita
Pilkington, Vernon Albert
5-9-1919  10-23-2004  b. Seymour MO  Webster county, d. Wichita, He came to Wichita in 1939. He retired from Consolidated Freightway in 1982.
Quincy, Helen Augusta 11-22-1905 3-17-2005 b. Ness City, KS, d. Midland Hospice, Topeka, KS. Shawnee co,  the daughter of Robert William Switzer and Bertha Zuehlke Switzer. Helen attended Ness County schools and graduated from Ness City High School. She married Paul Daugherty in 1925 and they lived in Wichita many years. Helen was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Thomas Hopkins Post. She held different offices in this organization including president in 1954-55. She also belonged to the 8 and 40 group. Helen volunteered many hours at the VA Hospital in Wichita and was employed there fifteen years. Paul Daugherty died in 1958. She married Floyd Quincy in 1962. He died in 1969. Her parents and her brother, Howard Switzer, also preceded her in death. Helen is survived by four step-children.
Ruckle, Ruth M. 9-25-1916 6-17-2005   b. & d. Wichita, D/O Henry and Forrest (Dull) Hulse.  On June 4, 1938 she married Harold Ruckle in Wichita. He preceded her in death in October 1992.
Saums, Darlene 2-5-1930 1-2-2006 b. Pryor OK Mayes co, d. wichita, D/O the late Steven Douglas and Esta Lenora (Sellers) Garner. On April 6, 1947 she married J. B. Scroggin at Stillwater, Oklahoma. He died in 1987. She then married Harry Saums in 1990 at Wichita. He died in 1996. Darlene was also preceded in death by a brother, Leon Garner and sister, Maxine Garner. 
Settles, Dolores Ann   (Koenke)
8-4-1930 4-9-2004 b. Arkansas City KS Cowley Co., d. Fort Worth TX Tarrant Co
Stover, Clara Lucille
11-15-1907 12-24-2004 b. Meade co ks, d.  Wichita ks, D/O Charles & Nellie Haskins. Preceded in death by 5 brothers and 6 sisters.
Tucker, Eldora Virginia
10-13-1906 12-3-2004 b. Agemda KS Republic co. d. Renton WA  Kings co, Preceded in death by her 2 husbands; Armand Sorell and Claude Tucker. Mother to Norma San Sorell Muth who died in 1973. She was excellent seamstress, wonderful cook and master gardener.
White, Harlan Dean
3-25-1923 1-3-2005 d. Wichita, Harlan met Lavonne Burkhart on February 20, 1978. They were married on May 5, 1978 in Belle Plaine, Kansas. Harlan was preceded in death by his parents, a son Randolph, his first wife Wennoah and 3 brothers. He is survived by his wife, Lavonne.
White, Lonnie Earl
12-20-1952 2-4-2005 b. Salinas CA  Monterey co, d. Casper WY  Natrona co
Wilson, Pauline 8-23-1921 12-30-2005 b. Marion ks Marion co, d. Lees Summit MO Jackson co, She passed in her sleep from stroke-related illness on December 30, 2005. A service celebrating her life will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2006 at the John Knox Village Chapel, 400 NW Murray Road, Lee's Summit, Missouri, 64081. D/O Paul and Elizabeth Hanstine. She married Hubert Wilson, loving husband of 55 years, on June 30, 1944. She was known as an outstanding cook and a wizard at crossword puzzles. For over 50 years, Pauline was an active member of the Methodist Church and PEO. She felt truly blessed to live her last 5 years at John Knox Village where she had dear friends and a sense of community. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Wilson.

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