October 21, 2014
Gwin, Arlene J., 93, Retired Interior Designer, died Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Funeral Service will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 25, 2014, at Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Survived by her daughters, Sally Gwin-Satterlee of Felton, CA, Suzanne Mattix of Wichita; 5 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with: University United Methodist Church, 2220 N. Yale Ave., Wichita, KS 67220; and Gentiva Hospice, 2622 W. Central #501, Wichita, KS 67203.
October 21, 2014
Rena Ramona Baum, 95, co-owner of Prairie State Distributors, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Rosary service, 2 p.m., Thursday, October 23, Downing & Lahey Mortuary West. Preceded in death by husband, Harold William Bill Baum; parents, Michael and Palma Calabrese; brothers, Pete, Ralph and Mike; sisters, Mary, Francis, Isabelle and Agnes. Survivors: daughter, Linda Loss (Nick) of Wichita; grandchildren, Christopher Loss (Tarcy) of Austin, TX, Kevin Loss (Elizabeth) of Scappoose, OR; great-grandchildren, Lily, Francis, June and Holden; numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Lords Diner, 520 N. Broadway, Wichita, KS 67214.
Faulconer, Rhodora "Dodie"
October 19, 2014
Rhodora Mae Dodie Faulconer, 81, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014. Visitation with the family, 5-7 p.m., Monday, October 27; Rosary, 11 a.m. followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 11:30 a.m., both Tuesday, October 28, all at Downing & Lahey Mortuary West. Dodie was born and raised in Vinita, Oklahoma and later raised her own family in Wichita. Along with being a devoted mother, Dodie was a career registered nurse for 60 years following her graduation from St. Francis School of nursing in 1954. After starting and running the St. Francis Cancer Unit with Dr. H. Hynes, Dodie joined the American Red Cross and retired in 2003 after many years of service. She then worked tirelessly during her retirement giving thousands of hours to Via Christi as a volunteer along with her involvement with the St. Francis Historical Society and Alumni. Preceding her in death were her loving husbands, William G. Cutcliff and John O. Faulconer, and her parents, Lawrence and Virginia Privitt. Survivors: sons, Larry Cutcliff and Joe Cutcliff; daughter, Rhodora Smith; daughter-in-law, Cynthia Cutcliff, all of Wichita; grandchildren, Toby, Paul, Rueben, Troy, Jenni, C.J., Shade and Keifer; great-grandchildren, Michael, Rhodora Savanaha and Brooklyn. Memorial donations may be made to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 3726, Wichita, KS 67201 and American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
October 19, 2014
Leila Joyce George, 61, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 2:17 p.m., surrounded by her family. Visitation with the family, 6-8 p.m., Friday, October 24; Service, 11 a.m., Saturday, October 25, both at Downing & Lahey West. Leila was born January 18, 1953 in Stillwell, Oklahoma. She was a former employee of Beechcraft, an avid reader, crafter and quilter. She impacted several lives and will be greatly missed. Leila kept her faith throughout an extended illness. She fought the good fight. Preceded in death by her son, Brian Oneal George, and parents, Willis and Leila B. Kilpatrick. Survivors: son, Christopher (Rebecca) and children Ashley, Cameron and Reese; daughters-in-law, Dana, and children Zachary, (Melanie and Rayne), Briana, (Robert and Carter), Dakota, (Marissa and Maason), and daughter-in-law, Vicki and children Chantz, MiKayla and Devon; granddaughter, Emalee; brother, Pat (Brenda); sister, Charlotte; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
October 17, 2014
BENTON Phannenstiel, Rose M., age 91, died Friday, October 17, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. She was born January 11, 1923 in Victoria, Kansas to Anthony J. and Rosa (Dreiling) Pfeifer. She married Edward Phannenstiel on January 27, 1941. She worked at the Petroleum Club for 29 years; before that time she also worked at the American Legion and Country Club at Salina. Survivors include one brother, Robert A. Pfeifer of Hays; three sisters, Esther Maher of Great Bend, Albertine Rajewski and Wilma (Regis) VonLintel of Victoria; two sisters-in-law, Mildred Walters and Velma Phannenstiel of Hays; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Phannenstiel; her parents; four brothers, Herbert, Edmund, Alphonse, and Wilfred Pfeifer; one sister, Angeline Kaltenbach. Vigil will be at 7:30 P.M., Tuesday, October 21, 2014; Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, October 22, 2014, both at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Andover, KS. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 123 N. Andover Rd., Andover, KS 67002.
Truitt, Mary Ann
October 17, 2014
Truitt, Mary Ann, 86, retired Administrative Assistant for the ARC of Sedgwick County, passed away Friday, October, 17, 2014. Rosary is 7:00 pm Wednesday and Funeral Mass is 10:00 am Thursday both at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Preceded in death by her husband Gaylen, son Scott and sister, Hilda Dolbow, brother, Everest Urbanek and sister, Clarice ODonnell. Survivors include her sons Gary (Vickie) Truitt of Hastings, NE, Randy (Sallie) Truitt of Wichita, Craig Truitt of Wichita, Paul (Lora) Truitt of Wichita, Tom (Barbara) Truitt of Coral Springs, FL; grandchildren, Matthew, Cara, Jennifer, Jill, Lynnette, Brianne, Cambria, Kristen, Shelbie; nine great-grandchildren and six nieces and nephews. Mary Ann was a devoted wife and mother. Her six boys were her pride and joy. Previously a volunteer, Mary Ann began working for the ARC. She was an Administrative Assistant for over 30 years before retiring in 2004, at the age of 75. She worked tirelessly to serve her clients with love and laughter in memory of her son Scott. Memorials have been established with ARC of Sedgwick County, 2919 W. Second, Wichita, KS 67203 and Rivercross Hospice, 251 S. Whittier, Wichita, KS 67207. Downing and Lahey West Mortuary. Tributes may be sent to the family via www.dlwichita.com
October 15, 2014
Silcott, Dale, 93, World War II combat veteran & retired Vice President of Petroleum Management, passed away Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Service will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 18, 2014, at Pathway Church. Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Eston and Martha. He is survived by his wife, Bette; children, Jeannine Silcott Coats (Bob), of Wichita, Brian Dale Silcott, (Debbie), of Platte City, MO, step-daughter, Tina Knight (Ken), of Wichita; sister; LaVaughn Smith, of McKinney, TX; grandchildren, Anna Werner, Christopher Coats, Amy Silcott, Abby Silcott, Andy Silcott; step-grandchildren, Paul Knight, Kerry Cooper, and 7 great-grandchildren. A memorial has been established with Kansas Honor Flight, P.O. Box 2371, Hutchinson, KS 67504. Downing & Lahey Mortuary West
October 15, 2014
Matson, Paul Richard "Dick, 83, Retired Manager of Sales & Marketing for Beechcraft, passed away Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Funeral Service will be at 11:00 A.M., Monday, October 20, 2014, at Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Dick graduated from East High School in 1949. He joined the Army and served in Heidelberg, Germany. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, flying his plane, and spending time with his family. Preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Ella Matson; sister, Rozella Roach. Survived by his wife of 56 years, Kathy; children, Chris (Michelle) Matson of Andover, KS, Lesa Tomaselli of Scottsdale, AZ, Marcy (Bob) Linot of Andover; grandchildren, Breanna Cadena, Jacob Linot, Michael Tomaselli, William and Victoria Poyner; great-granddaughter, Aryanna McMasters; beloved dog, Tootsie. Memorials have been established with: Kansas Humane Society, 3313 North Hillside, Wichita, KS 67220; Victory In The Valley, 3755 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67218.
October 14, 2014
Beilman, Olivia A., 97, retired St. Joseph Hospital employee, passed peacefully with her daughters at her side on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. Olivia was an accomplished seamstress and noted family historian, who served as the final word on all family history. Rosary will be at 6:30 PM, Thursday, October 16, 2014, and Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 AM, Friday, October 17, 2014, both at St. Jude Catholic Church. Olivia was preceded in death by husband, Joseph Beilman; parents, Adam & Barbara Dome. She is survived by: children, Sheila Pfeifer (James), of Austin, TX, Stephanie Hentzen (Bernie), of Wichita, KS; sister, Melba Todd, of Wichita; five grandchildren, Steven Pfeifer, Gregory Pfeifer, Jill Martin, Valerie Whiteley, and Eric Hentzen; fourteen great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be provided to St. Jude Catholic Church Building Fund, 3030 N. Amidon St., Wichita, KS 67204. Downing & Lahey Mortuary.
October 14, 2014
Evans, Dennis Leigh, 79, retired from KG&E and Wolf Creek, died October 14, 2014. Preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Marian Evans. He is survived by his wife, Deedee; daughter, Denise (Chuck) Gorney; son, David (Lori) Evans; grandchildren, Matthew Gorney, Anne (Dale) Mengelkoch, Christopher (Laura) Gorney, Will Evans, Grant Evans; great-granddaughters, Grace and Emma Mengelkoch. Funeral Service will be at 10:00 A.M., Friday, October 17, 2014, at St. James Episcopal Church, 3750 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67208. Memorials to St. James Episcopal Church. Downing & Lahey East Mortuary.
October 13, 2014
Larson, Donna, 82, died Monday, October 13, 2014. Born to Bill and Mary Wiggans in Chanute, KS, November 21, 1931. Preceded in death by her son, James Eric Tevis. Donna will be sorely missed by her husband, Gerald H. Paske of Wichita; son, Anders Peter Tevis of Wichita; daughter-in-law, Sandra Tevis of North Bend, WA; grandsons, James and Aaron Tevis. She will also be missed by many friends. No services, per Donnas request. Downing & Lahey East Mortuary.
October 13, 2014
Rider, Barbara J., 81, owner of Carriage House Gifts, passed away Monday, October 13, 2014. Funeral Service will be at 1:00pm, Thursday, October 16, 2014, at Downing & Lahey Mortuary West. Preceded in death by parents, Keith and Maizie Wolever, son, Timothy, and grandaugher, Christina. Survived by her husband of 61 years, William, son, Terry (Sherri), brother, Rodney Wolever (Brenda), sister, Donna Depew, grandaughter, Stephanie (Steve) Merrit, grandchildren, Blake, Teya, Logan, McKayla. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be provided to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S Market St, Wichita, KS 67202. Downing & Lahey Mortuary West.
October 12, 2014
Hewitt, Donald Eugene, 90. Former Cities Service Oil Company Engineer, Antique Collector and Dealer, and Patriarch of family and business Hewitts Antiques passed away Sunday, October 12th, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 2 P.M., Saturday October 25th at Downing and Lahey Mortuary, with a reception for family and friends following the service. Don was born on September 20th, 1924 to Morris and Anna Hewitt of Miami Co. Kansas. His earliest memory at around age 5 was of his father lifting him on top of a wheat wagon and teaching him how to feed crops into a thresher. Dons fond childhood memories included playing with his younger brother, Morris Jr., and sister Peggy. He remembered happy days spent fishing, hunting and trapping with his Grandpa Foster. Don rode a Shetland pony to school and came home to milk cows, feed chickens, hunt for food, and help on the farm. The family income came from corn and hogs and was supplemented by selling milk and eggs. A humble childhood during the depression taught Don to be a saver. He saved everything that could be used further, he saved napkins, he saved rags, he saved nails, screws, hinges, casters, hose nozzles, cans and drawer pulls. Don was a studious child and was good at math. He graduated from Drexel High School near the family farm where he met his wife; Norma. Don moved to Kansas City where he trained as a welder at an aircraft plant. He answered the call of duty in 1942 and was accepted for the Navys V12 program. His hopes to become a pilot were dashed when he contracted a viral illness of the lungs working as a welder and was bedridden for a year. He recovered enough to return to the aircraft plant in 1943. While still working as a welder Don paid a day visit to KU. He left Strong Hall that day enrolled for the upcoming semester. An earnest student, he was successful and studied mechanical engineering. Don played catcher for KU and at 63 he caught the attention of Phog Allen while walking down Jayhawk Boulevard one afternoon. He tried out for the basketball team, but chose to stick with his evening lab scheduled with the school of engineering. He held jobs as a welder, bartender and auction clerk while a student. He saved money that allowed him to visit Norma who was an Army Cadet Nurse in Kansas City on weekends. They got married in October of 1946. Norma worked nights at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and they got their first apartment on Mississippi Street. Don graduated from KU with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1949. He was the first in his family to receive a college education and had the utmost pride in his alma mater. His degree combined with his shop experience and welding background got him a job at Swift and Co. in St. Joseph, MO. He was fascinated with all of the equipment he managed, and liked working with the vast equipment it took to run the largest killing floor in the country. Eager to advance, Don didnt see enough opportunity for promotion at Swift and he left for a career he could improve himself in. Don and Norma moved to Odessa, TX in 1951. Don was hired by Cities Service, where he got experience and advanced very quickly during the boom years. Norma first got pregnant in 1952. They had three children; Grant, Jill, and Gretchen. The promotion Don was looking for came, in Brownfield, TX and then Great Bend, Kansas. He was made District Engineer; an unheard of advancement. During this time he was helping Norma with her antiquing business. Don was a master refinisher and during evenings and weekends brought new life to old furniture. He was active in the Brownfield, TX and Great Bend Masonic Lodges; he reached the 32nd degree of freemasonry. As Region Engineering Manager of the Mid-Continent-Northern Region Don moved the family moved to Wichita in 1972. He remained a proud supporter of KU as his children came of college age. He shared fond memories of his education there and encouraged the school to Grant, Jill and Gretchen. All three attended and graduated from KU. Don, Norma and the three kids maintained booths at Quantrills Flea market during this period. He became a benefactor to the KU School of Engineering, and helped to promote KU Engineering to sharp prospective students. He rarely missed the chance to watch a KU basketball or football game, and filled his home and desk with Jayhawk collectables. He was opinionated about coaches and players and never held back on criticism. During his last two weeks of life it brought Don great joy to hear that KU finally fired their 6-22 football coach mid-season. Normas business; Hewitts Antiques expanded to its own store front at 228 N. Market in 1979. Don helped launch the venture in his time off. He collected Cities Service signs, cans, display racks, and service items and displayed them in his office to share with coworkers. He retired from his position as Region Engineering Manager in 1987 after 32 years with Cities Service. He had served as Chairman of two chapters of the Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME. During retirement he became a staple at Hewitts Antiques. He was a man with an insatiable appetite for a bargain. He patrolled local garage sales like a cop works a beat. He and Norma hustled around estate sales, garage sales, flea markets, and local auctions, always in search of another treasure. No matter how fine the item he could find there was nothing more opulent than finding it for a quarter. He put together an extensive collection of Jayhawks; of all shapes, sizes and materials. He had a passion for fine furniture, petroliana, primitives, fountain pens, rare tools, sporting memorabilia and clocks. In more advanced years Don was a man with a sweet tooth and a docile nature with family, friends and children. He fancied a piece of pie with his noon dinner, and was an authority among antique dealers, nationwide. He spent quality years with his son and grandson while maintaining his chair near the front door of Hewitts Antiques. He denied his napping, but always woke up to greet incoming customers with a Howdy. He cherished the care and visits provided by his daughter Jill every week and adored holiday visits and phone calls from his daughter Gretchen and family regularly. Don lost his vision and weakened quickly as his freedoms dwindled. His wishes were that he would someday be able to pass on sleeping in his own home and bed, never having to go to a hospital or nursing home. He was one of the rare few who life ever afforded this comfort. It turns out thats exactly the way he got to go; peacefully in his sleep, in his own bed at home, in the care and company of family. Over the years Don proved a man of dedication to his family. His life will be remembered as one of duty, solidarity, and stability. His strict style of love and support sprouted achievements throughout those around him, which will carry on beyond his life. With that in mind it seems relevant to share a few of Dons secrets as we look back on his life
The best and cheapest peaches and maters are at the Kansas Grown Farmers Market on Saturday morning. When you see something at a garage sale youve never seen before; buy it. The bargains at an estate sale are in the basement. Never let a good piece of pecan pie go uneaten. Nothing punctuates a good day like a swig of Wellers and a cookie. Always be the first at the garage sale over on Pershing Street. Make your next vehicle a van. Never let a day pass loafing around the house, instead tend to your duties with a strict routine. Don is survived by Daughter Jill Moore [Husband; Lynn, Sons; Nathan (LaRon ), Tyler (Penny), Clayton, Dwight, and Wesley] of Newton, KS, Daughter Gretchen Holt [Husband; Dave, Son; Austin (Kailey)] of Scottsdale, AZ, and Son Grant Hewitt [Wife; Kim, Sons; (Spencer and Mason(Jade) and their mother Linda Hewitt)] of Wichita. Don is preceded in death by his wife, Norma F. [Laughlin] Hewitt and brother Morris Hewitt Jr.
Brent, Robert "Bob"
October 12, 2014
Brent, Robert Bob C., passed away Sunday, October 12, 2014. Born August 13, 1921 in El Dorado, KS to Robert L. Brent and Grace Hammer Brent. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Juanita Brent Brenton; brother-in-law, W.O. Brenton; brother, Eugene H. Brent; infant son, Christopher. He leaves behind a wife of 71 years, Frances Sullivan Brent; son, Gregory, and spouse, Frances; son, Daniel, and spouse, Pat; daughter, Robin, and spouse, Larry Andersen; daughter, Laurie, and spouse, Max Tillman; 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson; many nieces and nephews. Robert was a LT Commander naval transport pilot during WWII in the Pacific Theater; later he flew for United Airlines. He retired from Wheeler, Kelley, Hagney Insurance in 1987. He was greatly loved by his family. Services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Thursday, October 16, 2014, at All Saints Catholic Church, 3205 E. Grand, Wichita, KS 67218. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Memorials have been established with: The Lords Diner, 520 N. Broadway, Wichita, KS 67214; The Center of Hope, 400 N. Emporia, Wichita, KS 67202. Downing & Lahey East Mortuary.
Harvey, Sharon "Sissy"
October 11, 2014
Harvey, Sharon Sissy, 27, Receptionist at the YMCA, died Saturday, October 11, 2014. Memorial Service will be at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, October 16, 2014, at Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Survived by her parents, Crystal and Jack Harvey; brother and best friend, Kaleb Harvey; son, Colby Jack Brown; grandmother, Sharon Scott; uncle and aunt, Rick and Michelle Scott; cousins, "her boys," Brandon and Garry Scott, all of Wichita; great-uncle, Lee McNair of Towanda, KS; great-nephew, Conner Scott; great-niece, Mikalah "Mac" Scott, both of Wichita. A memorial has been established with Strong Like Sharon, 9555 E. Corporate Hills Dr., Wichita, KS 67207.
October 10, 2014
Brock, Ralph Raymond, 88, attorney with Morris, Laing, Evans, Brock and Kennedy, died Friday, October 10, 2014. Ralph was a graduate of the University of Kansas Law School. He practiced in the areas of oil and gas, business, and banking law, and was a member of the Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association. He is preceded in death by his parents, Eddie Ray and Vivian Crawford Brock; son, Bryan Clay Brock; brothers, James E. Brock and Robert L. Brock. Survivors: wife, Alta Ellen Brock; daughter and son-in-law, Jane Ellen Brock Pommer and Jack of Boulder, CO; son and daughter-in-law, Bruce Eric Brock and Karen of Marblehead, MA; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Celebration of Life Reception will be held at Larksfield Place Auditorium, 7373 E. 29th St. N., from 4:00 6:00 P.M., Saturday, November 8. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Kansas University Williams Athletic Education Fund, 1651 Naismith Dr., Lawrence, KS 66045. Downing & Lahey East Mortuary.
October 10, 2014
Murfin, Fred, 95 of Wichita, Kansas, passed away Friday, October 10, 2014. Fred was a resident of Larksfield Place of Wichita. A Memorial Service will be held at Larksfield Place, Monday, October 13, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. Private family graveside services are planned. Fred was preceded in death by his wife of over sixty years, Moira Lee, his parents, I.W. and Bessie Murfin and his brother, Bill. He is survived by two sons, Jim Murfin of Latham, Kansas and Mike Murfin of Lawrence, Kansas; grandson Jim Murfin and his wife, Laura of Wichita, granddaughter Marci LaMunyon and her husband, Blake of Highlands Ranch, Colorado; sisters-in-law Jane Kuhlmann (Jim) of Wichita, and Judy Mayotte of Washington, DC; eight great-grandchildren, and numerous great nieces and nephews. Freds family was truly his delight. His unconditional friendship, being a role model, counselor, and ardent supporter are greatly appreciated by the family and he will be greatly missed; but his legacy and his spirit will live on. Fred was born February 18, 1919, in El Dorado, Kansas. A life-long Wichita resident, he attended East High School, University of Kansas and Wichita State University. During WWII, Fred was in the U.S. Navy aboard a Naval Resupply Ship in the South Pacific. After returning from the War, Fred co-founded Murfin Drilling Company of Wichita and also served as Vice-Chairman of Russell Stover Candies. He was active with the Boy Scouts, East Heights United Methodist Church and later joined Eastminster Presbyterian Church. Shortly before joining the Navy, he married Moira Lee Moberly. During their marriage, they loved to travel, enjoy family and friends. They loved spending time at Grand Lake of the Cherokees and raising fine Polled Hereford cattle. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Alzheimers Association, Central & Western Kansas Chapter, 1820 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67214; or Boy Scouts of America, Attn: Cathy, 3247 N. Oliver, Wichita, KS 67220. Downing & Lahey East Mortuary.
October 8, 2014
Peggs, Denise Irene, born February 15, 1953 to Irene and William Smolkovich, joined the angels on October 8, 2014. She is survived by her loving husband, Jack; her children, Paul Tochtenhagen and Cyndi Sarigianopolis; grandchildren, Dino, C.J. and Addison; her siblings, Kathy Collins, Davey Smolkovich, and Ronnie Smolkovich. Before her sudden and unexpected passing, she enjoyed working with the elementary school students at Bostic Elementary in Wichita, Kansas, and in assisting her husband with his law practice. She was passionate in the pursuit of all life had to offer, enjoying frequent travels and spontaneous adventures with her husband. She loved movies, concerts, and, numerous sport activities including parasailing, Tae Kwon Do, and bicycling. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and grandchildren. Her generosity was boundless, always putting others before herself, and giving abundantly to those close to her, and those in need. She will be greatly missed by family, colleagues and a host of friends. Funeral Service will be at 2:00 P.M., Monday, October 13, 2014, at Downing & Lahey East Mortuary. A memorial service will be held in Youngstown Ohio as well, Thursday October 16, 2014, from 5:30-7:30 P.M., Mill Creek Park Pioneer Pavilion, 870-874 Old Furnace Rd, Youngstown, OH 44511.
Kozan, Theodore "Ted"
October 7, 2014
Kozan, Theodore Ted, 87, passed away October 7, 2014, following a lengthy illness. Ted was born and raised in St. Joseph, Missouri. Upon graduating from Benedictine College and serving in the Army, he moved to Wichita to work for Boeing. After 37 years of service, Ted retired as an engineering manager. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father and awesome grandpa. Ted is survived by his wife of 60 years, Thelma Kozan; his daughter, Andrea Santmyer; his son, Mark Kozan; his grandchildren, Chris Klaus, Holly Klaus, Forrest Kozan, Ashley Kozan, Kathryn Santmyer, Melissa Santmyer, Alex Santmyer; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his five older sisters. Rosary service will be held 4:00 P.M., Sunday, October 12, 2014; Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M., Monday, October 13, 2014, both at Church of the Magdalen. Memorials may be sent to the Monsignor McGread Serra Club Education Endowment, 424 N. Broadway, Wichita, KS 67202. Downing & Lahey East Mortuary.
October 6, 2014
Siegrist, Jack Monroe, entered into heaven on October 6, 2014. He leaves behind his parents, Jake & Casey Siegrist, and his sister, Olivia. Also survived by grandparents, Rick & Lora Siegrist, Kevin & Shelly Burrus; great-grandparents, Wayne Smith, Dave Burrus, Katie Siegrist; many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Burial will be at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, October 11, 2014, at Ascension Cemetery, Bel Aire. Downing & Lahey East Mortuary.