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Billy Warfield

May 07, 1933 - Nov 24, 2023

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Wichita, KS

Billy Francis Warfield, 90, former law enforcement, security company owner, bondsman, and Freemason, passed away quietly in his sleep on Friday November 24th 2023.A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 AM on December 16th at Cozine Life Events Center (11500 E 21st St N, Wichita).Survivors include brother Bob Warfield; daughters Janella Shellenberger, Janet Warfield, and son Billy (Randy) Warfield and wife Michelle Warfield; grandchildren Paul Shellenberger and wife Beth Shellenberger, Nic...Read More

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Bernice Dove

Jan 28, 1928 - Feb 22, 2024

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Wichita, KS

Bernice Dove passed away peacefully in her sleep on, February 22, 2024. For all of her 96 years, she continued to live independently at home and in good health.Bernie still had her driver’s license and drove just as wild as ever. Once in a while, she made a great roast for the whole family. She could also play a shrewd game of Skip Bo. Bobby had visited with her the day before and she was her usual bright and cheerful self. When Shayla dropped by the next morning, she was gone. Bernie was a top-notch furniture and carpet salesperson for the JC Penney Company and retired after 30 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Dove, son Conrad Dove and grandson Cody Jandrakovic. She is survived by her children, Dina Dove, Robert L. Dove Jr., Gaylin Kotara, daughter-in-law Janine Dove, Sonja Dove and her husband Jack Ostberg; as well as 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Memorial service 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9th, at Mount Vernon United Methodist, Wichita, KS, 5701 E. Mount Vernon Street. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Erin is Hope Foundation, 4921 E. 21st St. N., Wichita, KS 67208. Share condolences at www.cozine.com. Services by Cozine Memorial Group-Broadway Mortuary.

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Jerry Headrick

Feb 25, 1938 - Feb 24, 2024

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Wichita, KS

Jerry Headrick, formerly of Plains, KS, passed away on February 24th under theloving care of his devoted wife, Shirley. His family was able to surround him onthe evening that he died, just one day shy of his 86th birthday.Jerry was born in Mullinville, KS on February 25th, 1938 to Kermit and EthelHeadrick. He was the 8th child in a crowded and active household that eventuallyincluded 10 children. Always proud of his roots, Jerry graduated from MullinvilleHigh School in 1957. During his senior year, he fell deeply in love with ShirleyBowers, another Mullinville High student who had graduated a few years prior.Following a brief engagement, they were married later that year on August 20th,1957. Life happened quickly after that.Jerry attended Dodge City Community College and then Northwestern OklahomaState University in Alva on a football scholarship. Though dementia stole much ofhis memory during his final years, Jerry could often recall, in remarkable detail,stories of his playing days and the lifelong friendships that he forged with histeammates.Jerry graduated with a degree in Education. His teaching career began atAshland (KS) High School, where he taught and coached for 9 years. Jerrymoved his family to Plains in 1970 when he became the Guidance Counselor atSouthwestern Heights High School. He worked there for 4 years before takingover as the Guidance Counselor at Seward County Community College (Liberal,KS). He served at SCCC for 24 years until his retirement in 1998. Jerry had a giftfor helping young people find their path in the world, and former students wouldoften remark on how much of a positive influence he had in their young lives.In addition to his love for teaching and counseling, Jerry had a deep affection forhis family. He and Shirley welcomed two sons, Brian (1958) and Darin (1960),and a daughter, Jill (1963). Family was everything to him, and he was never oneto shy away from offering "free" advice to his children. They loved him very muchand will miss the man that they always knew they could count on.Those who were fortunate enough to know Jerry also knew that he had a certainappreciation for some of the finer things in life…such as a nice round of golf, acool evening on his patio and a cold "sipper" in his hand. Jerry had the uniqueability to own any room he was in, and his sharp sense of humor made any socialgathering more enjoyable for everyone.Jerry and Shirley were a wonderful couple and they enjoyed a very activelifestyle together. They were able to spend much of their retirement years golfingand traveling across the country with some of their closest friends. If you needed help with a condo rental or your golf swing, then Jerry was your man. Theymoved to Wichita in 2022 to be closer to family. Jerry will be dearly missed by his friends and family. He is survived by: his wife,Shirley; sons, Brian (Terri) and Darin (Kathy), Wichita; daughter, Jill Coffey (Jim),Wichita; grandchildren Tyler Headrick, Kansas City, Sydney Headrick,Huntington Beach, CA, Slade Headrick (Kendra), Mulvane, Kyle Coffey (Trista),Newton, Taylor Headrick (Lexie), Manhattan, KS, Cody Headrick (Brie), Derbyand Lexi Vlasic (Zlatko), Irvine, CA. He is also survived by 7 great-grandchildren.The family will be having a private gathering. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to a place that Jerry loved and cared for:The Joyce L. Hamm Golf Course,P.O. Box 771, Plains, KS 67869.

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Barney R Bernhardt

Nov 28, 1949 - Feb 23, 2024

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Wichita, KS

Barney R Bernhardt passed away February 23, 2024 at the age of 74. He grew up in Tampa Kansas with his sister, Kathy, and parents, Ted and Adeline. He enjoyed the rural life, playing baseball throughout his school years and hunting with family. After high school Barney was in the Army, having served in the Vietnam War. Into his adult years Barney enjoyed bowling. He was added to the Salina Bowling Hall of Fame for his many achievements. When he wasn’t bowling, Barney was a dedicated worker, working at Beech, Boeing, and retiring from Spirit. In his free time, he played rounds of golf with friends, played online poker, and watched any sport, with his favorite being Miami Hurricane College Football. Barney also loved to travel with his wife, Linda. They went on many trips to Nevada and later in life enjoyed cruises to the Caribbeans and Mexico. Barney is survived by his three children, Carrie, Kelly, and Megan. Along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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Sr. Philomena Bahr, ASC

Jan 07, 1926 - Feb 28, 2024

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Wichita, KS

Sr. Philomena Bahr, ASC, age 98, of Wichita, Kansas passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. Sr. Bahr was born the daughter of Joseph F. Bahr, Jr and Frances M. (Riedl) Bahr in Olmitz, Kansas on January 7, 1926. Sr. Bahr professed her vows on July 1, 1946. She received a BS and MS in Education and worked as a Elementary and High School Educator throughout KS, OK, NE & NM; She was also a CNA, Rehab Aide and worked Social Services at Vila Maria, Mulvane for 32 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Alice Tholen and brothers Leonard and Bernard Bahr. Several nieces and nephews as well as great-nieces and nephews; Sisters Francella, Jeannine and Teresa Bahr, ASC (Cousins), and all of the ASC Community. A welcoming for Philomena will be held Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 2:00 PM at Adorers of the Blood of Christ, Wichita Center, 1165 Southwest Blvd., Wichita, KS, followed by a wake service at 6:30 PM. A memorial fund has been established for the retirement of Sisters, ASC, 1165 Southwest Blvd., Wichita, KS 67213.

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Russell Wayne Kilgariff

Sep 24, 1948 - Feb 28, 2024

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Wichita, KS

Russell "Russ" Wayne Kilgariff, 75, passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at Wesley Medical Center. He was born on September 24, 1948 in Salina to Harold Wayne and Vivian Maxine (Russell) Kilgariff. Russ married Pamela Gayle (Williams) Kilgariff on June 12, 1982 in Natrona, Kansas. They were married for 41 years.Russ graduated from Wakita High School. He worked in the oilfield. He was a member of Kansas Oil and Gas. He enjoyed hunting, watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren activities and spending time with his family .He is survived by his wife, Pam Kilgariff; sons, Todd (Barbara) Roberts and Travis (Hope) Roberts both of Pawnee, Oklahoma; brother, Danny (Sherry) Kilgariff of Hutchinson; grandchildren, Trenton Roberts, Autom Meadors, Kendra Bruce, Greg George, Erika Roberts, Hunter Roberts, Keely Houston and Luke Roberts; 20 great-grandchildren with another on the way; and many nieces and nephews.Russ is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Roger Kilgariff and Doug Kilgariff; and granddaughter, Bridget Roberts.A Graveside Service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2024 at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Natrona with Pastor Michael Schotte presiding. Burial will follow at St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery, Natrona.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pawnee Public School in Pawnee, Oklahoma in care of Larrison Mortuary, 300 Country Club Road, Pratt.

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Harry Bruce Quantic

Jul 23, 1937 - Feb 24, 2024

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Wichita, KS

Harry Bruce Quantic, 86, was born in Clay Center, Kansas on July 23, 1937, to Harry Charles Quantic and Mabel Bohnenblust Quantic. He spent his early years in Riley and Scandia, Kansas, where his father was superintendent of schools. Bruce graduated from Scandia High School in 1955 and earned a B.S. in science education from Kansas State University in 1959. He began his career as a science teacher at Manhattan Junior High School. Bruce received a master’s degree in school administration from the University of Colorado in 1963 and a Doctor of Education degree in counseling and guidance from the University of Northern Colorado in 1972. He was assistant superintendent in Derby, Kansas, from 1972 to 1978 and finished his career as a Professor of Education at Friends University until his retirement in 2004. Throughout his career, Bruce worked to support innovative K-12 education. In his six years in Derby, Bruce hired many talented teachers. At Friends University, Bruce helped develop the Master of Arts in Education program and he was on the review committee for the Wichita Grow Your Own Teacher program. Bruce was a member of Phi Delta Kappa, a teacher education honorary society, and an active member of the Association of Teacher Educators – Kansas (ATE-K). Bruce edited ATE-K’s journal The Advocate well into retirement and received the organization’s first Advocacy Award. Recently, ATE-K established a scholarship in his honor. Bruce was active in his community and church. He was a member of Optimist International for over 60 years. He served various offices in the Derby club and organized the annual student essay and oratorical contests well into retirement. Bruce met his wife Diane at choir practice at the First United Methodist Church in Manhattan, Kansas. They married June 18, 1966, and enjoyed almost 58 years of life together. Diane and Bruce sang in choirs together and enjoyed season tickets to the Wichita Symphony and other choral and orchestra subscriptions. Bruce and Diane have been active members of First United Methodist Church in Wichita for 50 years. They participated in many church mission trips including work projects in Alaska, Poland, Kenya, India, Peru and Guatemala. The Quantic family spent their summers in Bailey, Colorado and were active members at Deer Park United Methodist Church. Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Mabel Quantic. He is survived by his wife, Diane; children David Quantic, of Seattle, Washington; Cathryn (Steve) Thurston of Saratoga Springs, New York; grandchildren Hazel Thurston and Harry Thurston; and his sister Lois (Larry) Sampson of Manhattan, Kansas. Visitation Thursday, March 14, 5 to 8 p.m. at Smith Mortuary, Derby, Kansas. Church Service Friday, March 15, 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Wichita, Kansas. Graveside Service, Saturday, March 16, 2 p.m. at Riley Cemetery, Riley, Kansas. Memorials to First United Methodist Church, 330 N. Broadway, Wichita, Kansas 67202 for music and education scholarships; Deer Park United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 578, Pine, Colorado 80470; and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, PO Box 2234, New York, NY 10087.

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Janice Ellen Fisher

Jan 15, 1955 - Feb 15, 2024

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Wichita, KS

Janice Ellen Fisher, 69, passed away February 15, 2024 after a long battle of cancer at her brother’s house in Wichita, Kansas. She was born January 15th, 1955 in Larned, Kansas to Thaine and Ruby Beamer. She was the baby of the family. She attended Larned schools graduating in 1973. She attended Hutchinson Juco for nursing, following in her mother and sister’s footsteps. After graduating she worked at St. Joe Hospital in Larned as a CNA in labor and delivery. She changed her mind and went into childcare through Barton County Community College. She opened and ran her own daycare, KIDSWRLD, for 25 years before retiring to be a foster parent for 15 years. She finally retired when her husband’s health started failing. She married Thomas Wayne Fisher on April 16, 1977. They had four children Derek Thaine Fisher of Mount Hope, Matthew Thomas Fisher (husband to Elizabeth) of Larned, Leigha Janelle Fisher of Wichita, Kansas, Tarah Mervine Hopkins (wife to Alex Hopkins) of Larned. She was a member of Church of Christ both in Larned and Wichita. She loved helping children either through her daycare or as a foster mom, her heart was always open. She grew up fishing, camping, and helping her mom in the kitchen. Other survivors, besides her children, include: seven granddaughters Jenna Fisher, Sarah Fisher, Grace Fisher, Emma Hopkins, Emily Heron, Hailey Heron, Laila Heron; one grandson Emmet Fisher; one brother Larry Beamer. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one brother, and one sister. C