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Keith Newcomer

Dec 07, 1943 - Dec 04, 2023

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Wichita, KS

Keith Wayne Newcomer passed away on Monday, December 4, 2023 in Wichita, Kansas at the age of 79. He was born December 7, 1943 to Ira A. Newcomer and Wanda (Spani) Newcomer. He was raised in rural Valley Center where he attended school and was a 1963 graduate of Valley Center High School. Keith had a deep love for the land, agriculture, farming and cattle. He also treasured all animals both wild and domestic tending to their care. You would find him visiting with neighbors and other farmers in t...Read More

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Joan Marie Gibbs-Vaughan

Jun 10, 1963 - Feb 19, 2024

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Wichita, KS

Wichita - Joan Marie Gibbs-Vaughan, 60, died Monday, February 19th, 2024. She was born June 10th, 1963 to Ronald and Sylvia (Klocke) Von Bon in Carroll, Iowa. She was a homemaker. Joan was a big fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and Wichita State . She was preceded in death by her Son Chad Gibbs Joan is survived by her Son Michael Gibbs, wife Kristen, their son Connor of Jones, Oklahoma. Son Christopher, wife Heather, their children Chloe and Kaiden of Wichita Ks Daughter Christina, spouse Ben of Haysville Ks Granddaughter Emilee Gibbs of Haysville, Ks Sisters, Janet Blanc, husband Gary of Rosehill Ks Julie Von Bon of Udall, Ks Joyce Von Bon of Winfield Ks Jennifer Hull, husband Justin of Oxford Ks Many nieces and nephews she loved and cherished. Visitation: Thursday, February 22nd, 2024, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Smith Family Mortuary Chapel 1415 N. Rock Rd. Derby, Kansas 67037. Funeral Service: 2:00 pm, Friday, February 23rd, 2024 at Smith Family Mortuary Chapel 1415 N. Rock Rd. Derby, Kansas 67037. Interment to follow at Red Bud Catholic Cemetery. If you will be attending the the service please wear a KC Chief, WSU or a Smiley Face shirt. [In lieu of flowers] memorial contributions can be made to the family to help with funeral cost.

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Matthew

Sep 28, 1986 - Feb 16, 2024

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Wichita, KS

Matthew was born September 28, 1986, and was the oldest of five. His brother Mitch joined us shortly thereafter and they were as close as twins. To mix things up, we added his sister Morgan to the group, and she has since been know as the "family glue." And because three children just weren't enough of a challenge, Zach came next and was an instant favorite and then lost that position when the baby sister Lexie came along. As you could imagine, our household could be crazy at times, and soon first names were replaced with numbers. Matthew being number 1 (and not always in a good way). As we navigated life, such as any family, there were ups and downs, but at the end of the day they had each other's backs and could always count on one another. After surviving siblinghood, Matthew began his search for his ideal Life Trade. Starting with General Construction and Truck Driving he quickly eliminated what he didn't want to do. After a few more detours, Number 2 introduced him to the Electrical Trade. And while we will never know if the intention was to teach Matthew to be an Electrician or simply to provide entertainment, the Trade choice stuck and with the support and encouragement of both his Brother and Grandfather he finally found his path. Concurrent with searching for the perfect Trade, Matthew also started a family and was the proud father of four beautiful children, each one as unique as him. As I look at each of them today, I recognize pieces of him that will continue to live and grow. Kyler's natural ability to learn and adapt, Kason who will always bring a smile and a tall tale, Hayden who will never back down from a challenge and finally his sweet baby girl without a shy bone in her body will become your best friend in 30 seconds. In sharing these small details of his children, I am also describing my son. Memorial service is 2:00 pm Thursday, February 22, 2024 at the First Baptist Church in Mulvane, Kansas. We love you Matthew, you will forever hold a special place in our hearts. Love Mom

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Marilyn Ann Creel (Reynolds)

Sep 21, 1937 - Feb 16, 2024

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Wichita, KS

Marilyn Ann Creel (Reynolds) peacefully passed in her sleep Friday evening February 16, 2024 with family present in the care of Azria Health in Wichita, KS. She was born September 21, 1937 in Altoona, Kansas, the daughter of Joseph and Thelma Reynolds of Wilson County. She graduated from Altoona High School in 1955 where she was a star basketball player. In her teen years, she would work at the Altoona Grain Elevator during harvest times and along with her siblings helped with Thelm's Place, the family restaurant owned and operated by her mother. She attended Junior College in Independence, KS before electing to focus on her family life which she built with Earl. W. Creel who she married in 1956. In 1964, Marilyn and Earl moved from Parsons to Wichita where she was a dedicated homemaker and mother to their two sons, Emil and Wesley. She was a Den Mother for cub scouts, an active bowler, and great cook, known especially for her famous homemade cherry pies among other delicacies. She loved to host family and entertain especially for Christmas. As a resident of North Wichita she was an active member of Pleasant Valley Methodist Church. In addition to being a loving mother and wife, she was an exceptionally skilled Avon Representative for over 50 years where she fulfilled orders for her beloved Wichita customers. Throughout her career she was often one of the top sellers in the country with several years of being awarded as the number one seller of Avon for the state of Kansas. Marilyn enjoyed traveling on Avon sponsored trips all over the country. She made strong impressions on everyone who knew her, however long or brief. Marilyn Creel was a remarkable woman whose dedication to her family will always be remembered. She was a fixture at Creel family gatherings in New Mexico, Kansas, New York, and Arizona—wherever her family was, she was too. Her legacy lives on through her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, who will cherish the memories of her for years to come. The Creel family will always remember Marilyn, who was sometimes brash and outspoken and also often generous, hospitable, and adventurous. Mercy! She was preceded in death by her parents (Joseph, 1988 and Thelma Reynolds, 2013), sister Barbara June (2013), brother Floyd Allen (2006) and husband Earl W. Creel (2021). She is survived by her sister Rhonda Reynolds Taylor of New Strawn, two sons and daughters in-laws Earl Emil and Estella Creel, and Wesley William and Roma Creel, grandchildren Kandace (Liz), Adam (Meritssy), Kelcie (Alex), and Kynsey (Jake), great-grandchildren Penelope and Christian Creel, and her beloved dog Scooter. To honor her memory, in lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in her name to the Pleasant Valley Methodist Church of Wichita, KS. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of , please .

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Edward 'Ed' James Martinez

Aug 08, 1941 - Feb 17, 2024

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Wichita, KS

Edward ‘Ed’ James Martinez, 82, died February 17, 2024, at his home in Wichita, KS. He was born August 8, 1941, in Halstead, KS, to Santiago “Jim” P. Martinez and Maria Santos (Baltierra) Martinez. Ed was a graduate of Hutchinson High School and Hutchinson Community College. He served in the Kansas National Guard. Ed was an instructor at Hutchinson Community College for 14 years and was one of the organizers of the HCC Mexican American Advisory Committee. While in college, he served on the Affirmative Action Committee advocating for equality. He was employed in the family-owned business, Martinez and Sons, a manufacturing machine shop. Ed then went to work at Mission Tortillas and retired as the district sales manager for Tortilla King. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, South Hutchinson, KS. He served on numerous boards and committees, such as the American Red Cross, Farmers Home Administration, Hutchinson Public Library Board, Our Lady of Guadalupe Athletic Committee, and First Call for Help to name just a few. Ed coached the Hutchinson Los Lobos Fastpitch Softball Team for over 25 years. On October 24, 1964, he married Mary Louise Sapien. They later divorced. Ed is survived by: his children, Eddie Martinez and Jenna (Damian) Martinez, both of Wichita, KS; grandchildren, Vinnie (Kendra) Martinez, Tori (Krystal) Martinez, Taylor (Adrian) Marquez, Jayden Martinez, Jaykob (Rylie) Martinez, Alex Martinez, and Nic Martinez; great-grandchildren, Brooklyn, Allie, Sophia, Giovanni, Grayson, Lyncoln, Avery, and Crew; siblings, Ruby (Pete) Curiel, Julian (Beka) Martinez, Connie (Chris) Ybarra, Ernie Martinez, Cynthia Martinez; his beloved dog, Bailey and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by: his parents; brother, David Martinez; and sister, Stella Bribiesca. Parish Rosary will be 11 a.m. Friday, February 23, 2024, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 612 S. Maple, South Hutchinson, KS. Burial will follow in Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson, KS. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, February 22, 2024, with the family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Elliott Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, in care of Elliott Mortuary and Crematory, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.

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Twila McDaniel

Dec 01, 1960 - Feb 19, 2024

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Wichita, KS

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Wanda L Sanders

Sep 12, 1948 - Feb 15, 2024

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Wichita, KS

Wanda Sanders is survived by her children Myron Saunders and Catina Saunders; and sisters Bernice, Carolyn (Sue), Frankie, Margaret (Ann), and Lorraine. To to the family or in memory of Wanda L Sanders, please

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Scherrie Swartz Brown

Mar 09, 1950 - Feb 19, 2024

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Wichita, KS

Scherrie Swartz Brown, 74, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2024 in Wichita, KS. She was born March 9, 1950, the daughter of Bradley Herman and Hazel Marie (Smith) Swartz. Scherrie is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Larry Swartz, Edward Swartz, Clifford Swartz, and Aaron Swartz. She is survived by her daughter, Sheila Brown; sons, Westley Brown and Johnny Brown; sisters, Michelle Swartz and Rita Swartz; and a brother, Mark Swartz. Funeral Services are pending and will be announced later this week. To help the family with the funeral arrangements, memorial contributions are suggested to Hutchinson Funeral Chapel, 300 E. 30th Ave, Hutchinson, KS 67502.

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Jane Underwood Baker

Sep 09, 1933 - Feb 16, 2024

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Wichita, KS

Warren-McElwain Mortuary Warren-McElwain Mortuary – Eudora Chapel A Memorial Service for Jane Underwood Baker, 90, Lawrence, KS, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2024, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, KS. Jane passed away Friday, February 16, 2024, in Wichita, KS at her home. Jane was born on September 9, 1933, in Lawrence, KS, the daughter of Prescott and Doris (Patterson) Underwood. She married David P. Baker on August 3, 1957, in Lawrence. He preceded her in death. Jane is survived by her son, Mark and Kasey Baker, and son-in-law, Jay Pennick; grandchildren, Tyler and Kayla Pennick, Mequilla Baker, and Jakob Baker; great grandchildren, Piper Pennick and Teagan Pennick. Jane was also preceded in death by her parents, Prescott Underwood and Doris Patterson Underwood, brother, Pete Underwood, sister, Sarah Underwood Black, and daughter, Laura Baker Pennick. Memorial contributions may be made in Jane’s name to the Rotary International Foundation and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13 Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

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Dr. Frank James Kutilek III

Mar 31, 1951 - Feb 18, 2024

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Wichita, KS

Dr. Frank James Kutilek III, devoted physician, loving husband and father, and tree connoisseur, passed away February 18th, 2024, at 72 years old, in his home as he always wished. After suffering a stroke in 2016, Frank continued to enjoy the comforts of his home and the coniferous fortress he had spent decades tending to, til the end. Frank was born on the 31st of March in 1951 in Wichita Kansas to Frank Jr. and Ruth Kutilek (Johnston). As a child, the proud Czechoslovakian spent much of his time with his beloved Johnston grandparents alongside his equally ornery brothers, Ken and Doug. Frank also earned his Eagle Scout at a very young age and was proud of it. Through his high school years Frank found a love for football, swimming, and science which sparked his love for medicine. In 1973 Frank achieved a Bachelor’s in Biology from Wichita State University, and moved to Kansas City, MO with spouse Linda Kutilek (Durant), from this union son Jon Kutilek was born in 1975 and daughter Jamie Kutilek was born in 1977. From his hard work and determination through medical school, Frank achieved his Doctorate of Osteopathy from Kansas City University and graduated Suma Cum Laude in 1978. Frank moved back to Wichita, KS in 1977 and later began practicing “west of the big ditch” alongside his father and later established Kutilek Family Medicine. In 1983, son Zach Kutilek (Susan) was born. Throughout these years Frank furthered his love for tree husbandry and began fulfilling his dream of living “out in the sticks”. In 1989 Frank met the love of his life, Dianne Kutilek (Hansen) and was married June 2nd, 1990. The couple welcomed daughter Jacquelyn Ternes (Kutilek) in 1993 and son Frank Kutilek IV in 1995. Frank remained committed to caring for the underserved and never turned anyone away, even after his retirement in 1999. His patients knew him as more than a doctor, he was family and devotedly referred to as “Doc” by them. Post retirement Frank focused on his love for music specifically guitar, gardening, animals, his faith, and being “Papa” to his grandkids. He was known for his love of his family, nature, and taking care of others even through his decline in health; he never took off the white coat. Frank is survived by wife Dianne Kutilek, sons Zach Kutilek (Crystal) and Frank Kutilek IV (Erina), daughters Jamie Kutilek and Jacquelyn Ternes (Ryan), siblings Kandy Thompson (Paul), Doug Kutilek (Naomi), and Karen Logue (Dwayne), 14 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents Frank and Ruth Kutilek, brother Ken Kutilek, son Jon Kutilek, grandson Ezekial Angleton, and great granddaughter Maelee Kutilek. He will be remembered for his infectious laugh, comedic relief, and caring nature and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services will be held on February 23rd at the Cheney Baptist Church located at 1502 N Main St, Cheney, KS 67025. Viewing to be held at 10am with services commencing at 11am. Memorial donations may be made to the historic Riggs Arboretum in Waterloo, KS. Please join us in celebrating Frank's life and honoring his legacy. Forever in our hearts. To to the family or in memory of Dr. Frank James Kutilek III, please

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Kendrick Devonte Chaney Jr

Dec 07, 2023 - Feb 18, 2024

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Wichita, KS

Baby Kendrick is survived by his parents Z'ryah Frierson and Kendrick Chaney; grandparents Lashanna Stoner, Kevis Frierson, and Valerie Holmes. To to the family or in memory of Kendrick Devonte Chaney Jr, please

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