04.26.13

ROBERT “BOB” EARL CARTER

Posted in Uncategorized at 5:01 pm by Sue Alexander

ROBERT EARL “BOB” CARTER

Robert “Bob” Carter, age 81, of Plymouth Community, KS., died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at his home in Plymouth Community, KS.  The son of Glenn Putnam and Jessie “Marjorie” Kelley Carter, Robert was born December 30, 1931, in rural Lyon County.  He played basketball and graduated from Emporia High School in 1949 and attended Kansas State University.  He and Iyla May Parkman were married January 18, 1953, in Emporia.  She died November 28, 2009.  He was self-employed with Shown/Carter Construction and was a farmer/stockman.  He had worked for Emporia Plumbing/Heating and was a welder for the construction of the Arch in St. Louis. He was a previous supervisor of Lyon County Road & Bridge and worked at the Peak-Hatcher Salebarn. He taught Vo-Ag, as a substitute at Flint Hills Vocational-Technical School, was a member of Model Booster 4-H, and was a long-time supporter of   4-H.  He attended Saffordville United Methodist Church and was a member of Ducks Unlimited and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.He was an avid gun collector and enjoyed watching the National Finals Rodeo.  He was President of TIGG Cattle Co.

He survived by two daughters:  Debra Byarlay (Dan) of Salina, KS. and Barbara Henson (Darl) of Emporia, KS.; two sisters:  Phyllis E. Wright of Junction City, KS. and Belinda F. Wille of Topeka, KS.; five grandchildren:  Jessica Ardery,  Amber Pracht, Megan Henson, Jarrett Henson, and Aaron Byarlay; and four great-grandchildren: Acacia, Eian, Cade, and Makennah,.  He was preceded death by his parents, his wife, and a son, John, on May 15, 2007.

A celebration of life service will be held Monday, April 29, 2013, at 2:00, at the Saffordville United Methodist Church.  Pastor Alan Vancil will conduct the service.  Bob will be cremated following the service and there will be a private inurnment service at Grandview Cemetery at a later date.

There will be a formal family visitation Sunday, from 5:00 until 7:00, at the Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home.  Friends may come by Sunday, from noon until 7:30, at the funeral home and Monday, from 10:00 until service time at the church.

Memorial contributions to the Saffordville United Methodist Church or Lyon County 4-H-Carter Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of the funeral home, 201 Cherry, Cottonwood Falls, KS. 66845.  Messages to the family may be sent to www.brown-bennett-alexander.com.      

04.21.13

EDYTHA HELEN MILDWARD

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EDYTHA HELEN (SLAYDEN) MILDWARD

E. Helen Mildward, age 90, of Cottonwood Falls, KS., died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the Golden Living Center of Chase County, in Cottonwood Falls.  She has been cremated and there will be no service.

The daughter of Dallas and Grace Lanniger Slayden,  Edytha Helen was born September 25, 1922, in Ottawa County, MO.  She and Francis E. “Dick” Mildward were married June 22, 1940, in Oregon, MO.  He died August 4, 2000.  They moved from Marysville, MO. , to Kansas City where he worked for Dolly Madison Bakery and then moved to Emporia when the bakery opened in Emporia.  She was a homemaker and enjoyed the outdoors.  She had beautiful flower and vegetable gardens.  She raised long-horn cattle for years.  She worked as a certified nurse aide at the nursing home in Cottonwood Falls.  She enjoyed all animals and nature.

She is survived by a son, Richard Mildward of Excelsior, Springs, MO; a daughter, Judy McClellan of Elmdale, KS.; and many grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, and many great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Les Slayden, and a daughter,  R. Debbie Rollins.

Memorial contributions to Hand in Hand Hospice may be sent in care of the Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home, 201 Cherry, Cottonwood Falls, KS. 66845.  Condolences may be left at www.brown-bennett-alexander.com

04.09.13

PHILIP E. HAINLINE

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PHILIP E. HAINLINE

Philip Hainline, age 72, of Cottonwood Falls,  formerly of Clements, died Monday, April 8, 2013, at his home in Cottonwood Falls, KS.  A celebration of life service will be held Friday, April 12, 2013, at 3:00 P.M., at the Flying W Ranch Lodge (the old Hainline place).  The family requests casual attire for the service.  Philip has been cremated and his children will scatter his ashes along the Cache La Poudre River near Fort Collins, CO.

The son of Menzo F. and Myrtle S. Shircliff Hainline, Philip was born September 28, 1940, at Kirksville, MO.  He graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1958.  He received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Colorado State University and a Master of Science in Biology from Emporia State University.  He was a rancher.

He is survived by five children:  Andria J. Odrowski of Kansas City, MO., Amy Tyrrell and Becky A. Crichton of Cottonwood Falls, KS., Ben K. Hainline of Tonkawa, OK, and Matt Hainline of Fort Worth, TX.;  13 grandchildren and one great granddaughter.  He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Ann Talarico.

There will be no formal family visitation.  Friends may call Thursday, 10:00 A.M. until 3:30 P.M., at the Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions to the Kansas Humane Society may be sent in care of the funeral home, 201 Cherry, Cottonwood Falls, KS. 66845.  Condolences may be left at www.brown-bennett-alexander.com.

 

 

 

 

ROBIN R. ROBERTS

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ROBIN R. ROBERTS

Robin R. Roberts, age 55, of rural Cottonwood Falls, died Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Newman Regional Health in Emporia, KS.  The Rosary will be recited Thursday, April 11, at 7:00 P.M., at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Strong City.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, April 12, at 11:00 A.M., at St. Anthony Catholic Church, with Celebrant, Father Edmond Kline.  Burial will follow in St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery in rural Strong City, KS.

The son of Howard L. and Connie E. Holmberg Roberts, Robin was born January 25, 1958, in Strong City, KS.  He graduated, with the Class of 1976, from Chase County High School and attended and completed welding classes through the Flint Hills Vo-Tech School in Emporia.  He and Becki M. Barger were married November 10, 1984, in Strong City. He was a member of the St. Anthony Catholic Church.  He was a farmer and mechanic.  He was an innovative thinker and could build and “ do anything.”  He collected and restored John Deere toys, including “pedal tractors.” 

He is survived by his wife, a son, Kristopher B. Roberts, and a daughter, Morgan J. Roberts, of the home; four sisters:  Terri McKee (Leonard) of Lenexa, Jerri Mushrush (Emil) of Strong City, Carole Miser (Tim) of Cottonwood Falls, and Jill Allen (Karl) of Humbolt; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family will meet friends, following the Rosary, at St. Anthony Hall until 8:00 P.M.  Friends may call Thursday, from 10:00 A.M. until 3:30 P.M., at the Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home and after 5:00 until the Rosary at St. Anthony Catholic Church.  The family requests casual dress for the services.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the St. Anthony Altar Society may be sent in care of Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home, 201 Cherry, Cottonwood Falls, KS. 66845.  Condolences may be left for the family at www.brown-bennett-alexander.com

 

03.27.13

CHERYL RAE (WILSON) GOWEN

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CHERYL R. (WILSON) GOWEN

Cheryl Gowen, 67, of Cottonwood Falls, died Friday, March 22, 2013, at the Golden Living Center of Chase County.

Cheryl Rae Wilson, the daughter of Ray and Elaine Wilson, was born in Emporia, Kansas, November 2, 1945. She and Richard O. Gowen were married at Madison, Kansas, on October 29, 1961. He died at their home March 9, 2006.

Surviving family members include a son, Darren Gowen of Fredericksburg, Va; daughter, Dana M. Gowen of Emporia; mother, Elaine Wilson and a sister, Lana Schindler, both of Madison; a brother, John Wilson of Elmdale; three grandchildren: Rose Correa, Oliver Gowen, and Heidi Gowen and two great grandchildren: Ivy Correa and Jonas Correa. Cheryl was preceded in death by her father, husband, and a granddaughter, Doris E. Gowen.

Cheryl graduated from Hartford High School in 1964 and Flint Hills Vocational Technical School in 1975. Over the years, Cheryl worked at TG&Y, Harder’s Market, Jim Bell & Sons, and Gowen Chiropractic with her daughter, Dr. Dana Gowen. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Cottonwood Falls and Order of Eastern Star. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and embroidery, and was an Elvis fan.

Funeral Services will be held at the United Methodist Church in Cottonwood Falls on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at 2:00 pm. The service will be conducted by Rev. Kim Shank. The family will receive friends at Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home in Cottonwood Falls Tuesday evening from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm.

Memorial donations to the United Methodist Church in Cottonwood Falls may be sent in care of the funeral home, 201 Cherry, Cottonwood Falls, KS. 66845.  Messages to the family may be left at www.brown-bennett-alexander.com.

 

 

03.22.13

R. DEBORAH “DEBBIE” (MILDWARD) ROLLINS

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:12 am by Sue Alexander

DEBBIE (MILDWARD) ROLLINS

Debbie Rollins, age 60, of Cottonwood Falls, died Monday, March 18, 2013, at the Golden Living Center of Chase County in Cottonwood Falls, after a battle with cancer.  The daughter of “Dick” and Helen Slayden Mildward, R. Deborah was born November 26, 1952, in Marysville, MO.  She graduated from Chase County High School.  She attended Butler Community College for one and one-half years.    She and Steve Rollins were married and to this union were born two children.  They later divorced.  She worked as a waitress/cashier at several restaurants in Chase County, including the Flint Hills Truck Stop and Pizza Hut.  She really enjoyed the time she worked as a volunteer at the Chase County Elementary School.  She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Strong City.  She liked to knit and crochet and loved spending time with her family, especially, her grandchildren. 

She is survived by her three sons:  Jamie J. Mildward and Justin W. Rollins of Cottonwood Falls, and Jason D. Mildward of Park City, UT.; one daughter:  Jennifer J. Lacey of Cassoday, KS.; her mother, Helen Mildward, of Cottonwood Falls; a brother, Richard Mildred, of Excelsior Spring, MO.; a sister, Judy McClellan of Elmdale; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.  She was preceded in death by her dad, Dick Mildward.

A mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, March 23, 2013, at 2:00, at the St. Anthony Catholic Church in Strong City.  The celebrant will be Father Theodore Khin.  Debbie has been cremated and her family is keeping her cremains. Following the service, the family will meet friends and family at St. Anthony Hall to visit and share memories of Debbie.  Memorial contributions to St. Anthony Catholic Church may be sent in care of Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home, 201 Cherry, Cottonwood Falls, KS. 66845.  Condolences may be left at www.brown-bennett-alexander.com.

03.09.13

MAXINE E. (PENDERGRAFT) CARRIER

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:39 am by Sue Alexander

MAXINE E. (PENDERGRAFT) CARRIER

Maxine E. Carrier, age 92, of Cottonwood Falls, KS., died Friday, March 1, 2013, at the Golden Living Center of Chase County in Cottonwood Falls, KS.  The daughter of J.M. and Mabel Althouse Pendergraft, Maxine was born December 19, 1920, in Chase County, KS.  She graduated from Chase County Community High School in the Class of 1937.  She married R.L. “Bob” Carrier in 1940 and, except for brief periods in Topeka and San Diego during World War II, she spent most of her life in Emporia and Cottonwood Falls, assisting with her husband’s abstract business and rearing four children.  In the mid-60s, she moved to Newton where she worked at Prairie View Hospital.  She retired in 1983.  She was an accomplished seamstress, loved music and art, and enjoyed traveling, especially in her retirement years.   

She is survived by her sons Jon Carrier, and his wife, Judy, of Palm Coast, FL., Kevin Carrier of Cottonwood Falls, KS., and Clay Carrier of San Diego, CA.; and a daughter, Leslie Maybell and her husband, Bruce, of Liberal, KS.;  six grandchildren:  Brian LeMay, Troy LeMay, Randall Carrier, Patricia Carrier, Sarah Carrier, and Cameron Carrier; two great-grandchildren:  Jesse LeMay and Kearby LeMay; and two great-great-grandchildren:  Evan Waggoner and Braxton LeMay.  She was preceded in death by one sister, Marjorie McNish, and her parents.

A celebration of life service/gathering will be held Saturday, April 13, 2013, at 2:00 P.M., at the Bazaar Schoolhouse. The Rev. Kim Shank will conduct the service.  Maxine donated her body to the Kansas University School of Medicine to be used for teaching and research purposes. 

There will be no formal family visitation.  Memorials to Hand in Hand Hospice may be sent in care of the Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home, 201 Cherry, Cottonwood Falls, KS. 66845.  Messages may be left at www.brown-bennett-alexander.com.

03.01.13

PAUL DENNIS DAINS, JR.

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:32 pm by Sue Alexander

PAUL DENNIS DAINS, JR.

Paul D. Dains,  Jr., age 49, of Strong City, died Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka, KS.  The son of Paul D. and Sandra R. Duesler Dains, Sr., he was born March 28, 1963, in Emporia, KS.  He attended schools in Chase County and earned his GED.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Desert Storm (including Kuwait and Saudia Arabia).  He was awarded a Good Conduct Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Expert Badge M-16 Rifle, Expert Badge Hand Grenade, Army Lapel Button, National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Southeast Asia Service Medal W/2BSS, Driver Mechanic  Badge, Army Achievement Medal, German Armed Forces Military Efficiency Badge-Bronze, Spanish Armed Forces Parachute Badge, Air Assault Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, Pathfinder Badge, and Parachutist Badge.  He was a member of the American Legion.

He and Gloria Cooper were married October 28, 1995, in Emporia, KS.  He was a truck driver for the Frito-Lay Company located in Topeka, KS.    He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting, and cutting wood.  His favorite indoor activity was playing computer games.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria, of the home; two daughters:  Sarah Belle Dains of Ottawa, KS. and Danielle Jaclynn Dains of the home; his parents, Paul D. Dains, Sr., of Cottonwood Falls, KS. and his mother, Sandra “Sandy” Hileman, of Emporia, KS.; one brother:  Michael Dains of Larned, KS.; two sisters:  Wanda Siebenaler and Paula Davidson of Emporia; and one grandson: Braden Lee Peterson of the home.   He was preceded in death by his grandparents:  Walter Dains and Lorene Craig.

A celebration of life service will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at 2:00 P.M., at the Community Building in Swope Park in Cottonwood Falls, KS.  Pastor Warren Olson will officiate at the service.  The Honor Guard from Fort Riley will provide Taps and folding and presentation of the flag.  Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery.

The family will meet friends Monday, from 6:00 until 7:30 P.M., at the Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home.  Friends may come by Monday, from 10:00 until 7:30, to sign the book, at the funeral home.

Friends may call Tuesday, from 10:00 until service time at the Community Building.  Memorial contributions to the Education Fund for his daughter, Sarah, and his grandson, Braden, may be sent in care of the funeral home, 201 Cherry, Cottonwood Falls, KS. 66845.  Messages for the family may be left at www.brown-bennett-alexander.com

02.26.13

IVAN WAYNE WYATT

Posted in Uncategorized at 6:06 pm by Sue Alexander

IVAN WAYNE WYATT

Ivan W. Wyatt, age 83, of Clements, KS., died Monday, February 25, 2013, at Holiday Resort in Emporia, KS.  A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, March 2, 2013, at 10:00, at the Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home in Cottonwood Falls, KS.  Bennie Holtsclaw will officiate at the service.  Burial will be in Prairie Grove Cemetery west of Cottonwood Falls.

The son of Carl A. and Gladys J. Stout Wyatt, he was born March 20, 1929, in Bazaar, KS.  He graduated from Clements High School in the Class of 1947.  He married Martha Mushrush on July 2, 1950, and to this union was born two daughters: Cheryl and Colette.  They, later, divorced and she preceded him in death. 

He was a lifetime resident of Chase County where he was a farmer/stockman.  In the late 1960’s, he was instrumental in the organization of the Chase County Farmers Union.  He worked for Farmers Union, serving as Kansas state vice-president beginning in 1973 and as Kansas state president from 1981 until 2000.  He served on the Clements School Board and drove a school bus for Unified School District #284.  He was a member of the McPherson Masonic Lodge #29, the Scottish Rite, and the Shrine.

He is survived by two daughters:  Cheryl Leitnaker of Ottawa, KS. and Colette Freeman of Effingham, IL.; one brother, Dale Wyatt of Honolulu, HA.; six grandchildren:  Amanda Kraus, Sarah Brotherson, Timothy Leitnaker, Jennifer Spencer, Tamara Flasch, and Kathy Goodlaxson; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and his sister, Eunice Ludwig.

There will be no formal family visitation.  Friends may call Thursday, from noon until 8:00 and Friday, from 10:00 until 6:00, at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions, to the Kansas Farmers Union, may be sent in care of the funeral home, 201 Cherry, Cottonwood Falls, KS. 66845.  Messages for the family may be left at www.brown-bennett-alexander.com

02.25.13

JAMES LEONARD “JIM” ANKROM

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:06 pm by Sue Alexander

JAMES L. “JIM” ANKROM

James Leonard “Jim” Ankrom, age 78, of rural Emporia, KS., died Sunday, February 24, 2013, at his home .  A celebration of life service will be held Friday, March 1, 2013, at 10:00 A.M., at the Elmdale United Methodist Church in Elmdale, KS., with Pastor Warren Olson officiating.  Burial will follow in the Elmdale Cemetery. 

The son of Blink L. and Arline L. Simpson Ankrom, he was born September 18, 1934, in Falls City, NE.  He graduated from Falls City High School in the Class of 1952.  He served in the United States Navy, on the USS Des Moines, during the Korean War.  He and Etta M. Ankrom were married February 12, 1957, in Hiawatha, KS.  She died November 4, 2010.

He was a member of the Brethren Church in Falls City, NE.  He was a Rainbow Bread Salesman for 34 years, retiring in 1996.  He and Etta bought a farm and raised cattle and crops.  He was the treasurer for American Legion Post #389 in Allen and was previously a member of the Flint Hills Beef Association.  He was an avid Nebraska Cornhusker and a Kansas City Chiefs fan.  He was a member of the USS Des Moines Reunion Association and the U.S. Naval Cruiser Sailors Association.  He enjoyed “tinkering” in his shop.  He liked attending pro-bull riding events, camping, hunting, and fishing.  He enjoyed attending his grandchildrens’ activities.

He is survived by his son, Keith L. Ankrom and his wife, Bonnie, of Seiling, OK.; two daughters:  Donna Joyce Pardus and her husband, John, of Marietta, GA. and Deborah Kay Studer and her husband, Mike, of Cottonwood Falls, KS.; a brother, Larry L. Ankrom and his wife, Betty, of Atlanta, KS.; two sisters:  Beverly Lang and Sharon Lukens, both of El Dorado, KS.; seven grandchildren:  Johnny Pardus, Wesley Ankrom, John Studer, Wayne Studer, Michelle Mason, Susan Shilo, and Shannon Lemons ; and nine great-grandchildren:  Elijah Ankrom, Caleb Ankrom, Benn Ankrom, Abigail Ankrom, Ryan Kohr, Reese Kohr, Chase Mason, Madelynn Studer, and Colt Mason.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

The family will meet friends Thursday, from 6:00 until 7:30 P.M., at the Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home.  Friends may call Thursday, from 10:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M., at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions to the American Legion Post # 389-Allen, KS. may be sent in care of the funeral home, 201 Cherry, Cottonwood Falls, KS. 66845.  Friends may leave messages to the family at www.brown-bennett-alexander.com

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