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Mary Johnson

Aug 04, 1941 - Nov 30, 2023

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Wichita, KS

Mary Marie Johnson (Graham) was born on August 4th, 1941, in Perry, Oklahoma to William & Bertha Graham (Underwood). She attended the local elementary school and shortly after started working to help her mother take care of her brothers. Despite growing up during segregation, Mary never allowed race to stop her from loving or caring for everyone. It was during this time that she met her life partner, Lorenzo (Sonny) Johnson. Since their union was considered unlawful, they moved from Perry, Oklah...Read More

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Everett Ray Blevins

Mar 10, 1940 - Dec 16, 2023

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Wichita, KS

"Everett “Ray” Blevins of Eureka, beloved Dad and Papa, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 16, 2023, at Ascension Via Christi – St Francis Hospital in Wichita, at the age of 83. He was born March 10, 1940, in Eureka, the son of Everett Pern Blevins and Mildred (Cook) Blevins. He was primarily raised by his stepfather, Forestt W. Maloney. Ray attended schools in Eureka and as a teenager, started working in dirt construction, running a dozer for his dad, Forestt. He built his first pond at the age of 13. On February 6, 1966, he married the love of his life, Sandra LaVonne Brown in El Dorado. They made their home in Eureka, and to this union a daughter was born. Ray purchased his dad’s business and began Blevins Construction. He later became a contract pumper for Jackson Brothers, a position he held until his retirement. Ray was a member of the Christian \u0026amp; Congregational Church and as a Trustee. He is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Diane Blevins and her partner, Glenn Maltbie of Hamilton; two granddaughters: Allison Marie and husband, Donald Derryberry of Hamilton; and Kelsey Leigh Bratton and partner, Cord Tucker of Lenexa; three great-grandchildren: Weston Ray Derryberry, Dean Everett Derryberry, and Addison June LaVonne Derryberry; stepsister, Janie Sue Hayes of Rochester, Minnesota; and stepbrother, Jerry W. Maloney of Chillicothe, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett P. Blevins, Mildred \u0026amp; Forestt Maloney; and his wife, Sandra. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Friday, December 22, 2023, at the Christian \u0026amp; Congregational Church in Eureka, with Pastor Jerry Clark officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Eureka. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Christian \u0026amp; Congregational Church. Contributions may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home, PO Box 595, Eureka, KS 67045, which is overseeing arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family online, at koupfunerals.com."

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Loretta Louise Lasiter

Aug 17, 1960 - Nov 27, 2023

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Wichita, KS

"Loretta Louise Lasiter of Eureka, died on Monday, November 27, 2023, at Wesley Medical Center, in Wichita, at the age of 63. She was born on August 17, 1960, in Princeton, New Jersey, the daughter of William Henry and Doris Loretta (Wilkinson) Robey. She was raised all over Kansas, graduating from Circle High School in Towanda. After her schooling she completed training to become a CNA and worked at various nursing homes. In the early 80s, Loretta was united in marriage to Ricky L. Lasiter in Phoenix, Arizona. They made their home in Phoenix. To this union, one son was born. They later lived in Arkansas before coming to Eureka. Loretta was a very private person. She loved animals and she loved to color. Especially her favorite color purple. Her family was everything to her. She was a past attendant of the Eureka Pentecostal Church. She is survived by her husband, Rick of the home; and two sisters, Myrtle Sturdivant of Wichita; and Nancy Ledesma of Eureka. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, William Eugene Britain; and brothers, Donald William Robey, William Walter Robey, John Hall Robey, and Gerald Richard Robey. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, December 8, 2023, at Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka with Pastor Kevin Lawrence of the Climax United Methodist Church officiating. Cremation has been effected. Koup Family Funeral Home is overseeing arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family online, at koupfunerals.com."

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Sandra Miller

May 19, 1941 - Feb 26, 2024

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Wichita, KS

Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother. Sandra passed peacefully in her sleep onFebruary 26, 2024. She is survived by her husband Jack Miller and family. A more complete obituary will be posted here shortly.

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Jerry L Smith

Dec 26, 1934 - Feb 25, 2024

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Wichita, KS

Jerry L Smith, age 89, of Wichita, Kansas passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2024. Jerry Smith was born in Wichita, KS and attended Wichita North High School. He played football, basketball and baseball. He always enjoyed either playing or watching sports on TV. He entered the Army at the age of 19 and worked in the finance department. He served 3 years and was honorably discharged. He met his beautiful wife Lucrecia Chavez dancing at Rock Castle and soon after they were engaged and then married on September 15, 1965. They were married 59 years before his passing. He also enjoyed racing his Austin Healy in his early years. Jerry and Lucrecia enjoyed riding their Harley to travel around and helped in the annual Toy Run. With his family, he enjoyed going on vacations (camping, hiking and biking). He enjoyed the annual festivals that was in and around Wichita, KS like the River Run. He and Lucrecia attended Church of Christ on Clark/Water and moved to Northside Church of Christ on North Meridian. He has always followed Christ throughout his life. He worked for Meadow Gold Dairy in his early years before retiring from Derby (Coastal) refinery where he worked for nearly 30 years. Jerry and Lucrecia opened their hearts and home to two special boys that they adopted in Houston, TX. He was very involved with both his two boys and taught them how to fix and take care of things with their own hands. He would attend their wrestling meets even after leaving his third shift. He was loved by his family and friends and will be missed. He is preceded in death by his parents Sam and Lena (Head) Smith of Wichita, KS; his sister's Wanda of Compton, MD and Mabel of Wichita, KS. Jerry is survived by his loving wife, Lucrecia Smith; his children: John Smith (Jayne) of Independence, MO and Mark Smith (Crystal) of Buckley, WA; grandchildren: Katherine, Michael (McKenzi), Phoenix, Austyn, Dallas, Lucca, Penelope; his brother Alfred Smith of Denver, CO.; and his great grandchildren: Wyatt, Liam, Taylor, Dakota, Brooklyn, Achilles, Oliver, Mason, Axel. A visitation for Jerry will be held Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Resthaven Mortuary, 11800 West Highway 54, Wichita, KS 67209. A funeral service will occur Friday, March 1, 2024 at 1:00 PM with interment to follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory in Garden of Prayer.

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Noah D Welsch

Oct 22, 1934 - Feb 21, 2024

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Wichita, KS

Noah D Welsch, age 89, of Wichita, Kansas passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. Noah D. Welsch was born to Noah and Doris (Zimmett) near Elkhart, KS. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Quentin Johnson, and sister, Marjoria (Welsch) Winn. Survivors: Wife, Sharon (Grob) Welsch of Wichita, KS; daughter, Lorry Welsch of Wichita, KS; son, Kirk (Lucy) of Aurora, CO; granddaughter, Kayla of Aurora, CO; sister Carmen Drown of Wichita, KS; and numerous nephews and nieces. Noah and Sharon married on July 24,1955. They resided in Wichita, KS. Both were educators for the Unified School District 259. A memorial has been established with the Kansas Humane Society. Service will be held on Friday, March 15, 2024 at 10:00 at Hillside Funeral Home West 2929 W 13th St N

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Ralph Pete Landwehr

May 24, 1933 - Feb 27, 2024

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Wichita, KS

Ralph Pete Landwehr, 90, passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. Preceded in death by: his parents, George and Agnes, 3 brothers & 2 sisters. Survived by: his wife, Rita; his sister, Delores; 2 sister in-laws; stepsons, Greg and Alvin (Karla) Neville; his 8 step grandchildren, 9 step great-grandchildren; along with many nieces and nephews. Public Viewing will be held from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2024 at Resthaven Mortuary, Wichita. Rosary will be held 7 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2024; Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2024, both at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Wichita. Interment will follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory, Wichita. In lieu of flowers, memorials has been established with: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 861 N. Socora Street, Wichita, Kansas 67212 or to the Diocese Wichita Seminarians.

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John Paul Morgan

Apr 03, 1942 - Feb 26, 2024

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Wichita, KS

John Paul Morgan, age 81, of Wichita, Kansas passed away on Monday, February 26, 2024. John was born April 3, 1942, in Wichita, Kansas Clarence Edward Morgan and Pauline Louise Schade Morgan. John served in the United States Marines from 1959 to 1963. He married Sonja in 1960 and they had 2 children, Donna and Doug. He worked at Addressograph-Multigraph as a service representative in the Veritype Division from 1968-1981. Then in 1981, John and 3 business partners formed Addressing Business Systems (ABS) where he served as vice president until 1999 when they retired. He loved his travel group, Air Capital Active People and was an avid Chiefs fan. John is survived by his son, Doug Morgan, sister Judy Evans and her husband Don, sister Janice Harvey and her son Sean Harvey and his children, nephew Jeff Evans, niece Cindy Buentello and his loving companion Sandra Padgham, son in law Mike Johnson and his wife Carol plus 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. John is predeceased by his parents, wife Sonja and daughter Donna Johnson. A Visitation will be held Friday, March 1, 2024 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Lakeview Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will occur Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 2:00 PM at Lakeview Funeral Home.

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Robert Munroe

Nov 20, 1933 - Feb 26, 2024

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Wichita, KS

Robert “Bob” Munroe, 90, of Wichita Kansas, passed away Monday, February 26, 2024. He was born in Andover Kansas on November 20, 1933, to John and Maggie (Wilson) Munroe. Bob had graduated from Wichita East High in 1951. He then joined the United States Marine Corps in 1953 service as a sergeant and was honorably discharged in 1956. In January of 1954, he married Ethel Walters and they celebrated a loving 62 years and three beautiful kids before she passed away in 2016. Robert graduated from Wichita State University in 1965 with a Bachelor's in Electrical engineering. Bob started working for Boeing as a flight test instrumentation engineer in November of 1956 for 32 years before retiring in 1989 at the age of 55. In his spare time, he volunteered his time with the Boy Scouts for over 30 years. After retiring from Boeing Robert was able to pursue his second career doing woodworking. Bob started by making neckerchief slides for his cub scouts and spent many years dedicated to studying bird wood carvings. His normal medium was Basswood, Tupelo, copper, brass, and Alkyd paint. Bob was well known throughout the central part of the country for his carvings realism, and natural-looking pieces. His life-like birds were created by texturing and paint to give them a look of soft fluffy feathers. He would further enhance them by adding flowers, leaves, grass, and other natural-looking habitat. The final pieces were painted with alkyd paints, using a wet-on-wet technique, allowing the colors to blend into soft warm colors. All pieces then were mounted on natural driftwood and walnut or rosewood bases. Robert had received numerous awards for his work, receiving his first blue ribbon at his first competition in 1983. Many ribbons and several best-of-show awards followed. In addition to being a wildfowl carver, he was an instructor in bird carving at many seminars each year. Bob also served as a judge for many woodcarving shows in the Central States area. Preceding Bob in death are his parents, loving wife, Son David, Sisters Ruby, Fern, Margie, and Nellie, and Brother John. Surviving him is his Son Gary Munroe, Daughter Jo Degner, 9 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandson, and numerous nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 29, 2024, from 5 PM to 7 PM with family present at DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary, and a Celebration of Life will be Friday, March 1, 2024, at 11 AM at DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary located at 201 S. Hydraulic Ave., Wichita, Kansas, 67211 and burial will follow at noon at White Chapel Memorial Gardens located at 1806 N Oliver St, Wichita, KS 67208. Serving as pallbearers are Chris Martinson, Josh Martinson, Dustin Meier, Aaron Meier, Shad Munroe, Jordan Thome, Taylor Munroe and Nick Degner.

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Treva Dianne (Swank) Powell

Sep 04, 1936 - Feb 20, 2024

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Wichita, KS

Treva Dianne (Swank) Powell September 4, 1936 - February 20, 2024 Treva went to her heavenly home surrounded by her family on February 20,2024. She was born September 4,1936 to Stanley E Biegert and Naomi McCoy on Coyote Ranch near White City, Kansas. Her family moved to Wichita in the early 40's. Treva attended East High School where she met Harlan C Swank and they married in January 1954. Together they raised 5 children. When Harlan was diagnosed with Colon Cancer, Treva tirelessly cared for him until his death in 1980. She rented out her home for a year and was 'Dorm Mom" at Kansas Christian College in Overland Park, Kansas. While she was adjusting to her new life, she found herself mothering homesick college girls and developing lasting relationships and memories that she treasured. Throughout the years she enjoyed having children around and found pleasure in daycare in the home. Some of those were her grandchildren. For a few years she was employed at Better Book Room selling Bibles and books. Treva married Darrell Powell Sr. in 1987 and was happily married for the next 25 years. He passed away in 2012. Treva was faithful in her faith in God throughout her life. She could be counted on to pray, teach Sunday School, cook, quilting, anything the ladies of the church were involved with that she was able to do. She loved Jesus, her Lord and Savior and those around her knew it because she showed it. She was preceeded in death by her parents Stanley E Biegert and Naomi Biegert, spouses, Harlan C Swank and Darrell Powell Sr, brother Edward Biegert, sisters Marlene Hultman and Anita Enoch, Stepson Phillip Powell, granddaughters Michelle Fleming and Olivia Swank. She is survived by daughters Rebecca Packard (Jesse), Vicky Williams (Vernon) both of Wichita and Joyce Jennings (David) of Albuquerque, NM; sons Mark Swank (Charlene) and Clifford Swank (Loretta) of Rose Hill, KS; sister Cheryl Coker , step children, Darrell Jr Powell (Donna), Elizabeth Teed (Lemuel), Rachel, Tim, and Dallas Powell. There are 20 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren.

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Michael Raymond Wallace

Nov 24, 1969 - Feb 20, 2024

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Wichita, KS

Michael Raymond Wallace, 54 of Arkansas City died Tuesday, February 20, 2024 in Wichita.Graveside services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Thursday, February 29, 2024 at the Riverview Cemetery in Arkansas City.He worked as an aircraft inspector for Spirit, utilizing his many years of knowledge in the industry. Michael had a great love for his family, friends, and dogs.He raised three wonderful children whom he loved spending time with; as well as his 3 grandchildren. He is survived by his wife- Kris, Children- David and wife Kayla, Kelsey and husband Thomas, and Zachary, Grandchildren- Grayson Emerson, and Wesley, Dogs- Toby and Izzy; and numerous cousins and friends. Preceeded in death by his mother- Vesta and father- Bob, Brothers- Dennis, Terrence, Lennard, Kelly, Sisters- Jan and Sue

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