Archive for Wednesday, August 15, 2001

Deaths

August 15, 2001

BLANCH C. WISE

Funeral services were Friday for Blanch C. Wise, 95, Baldwin City, at the First United Methodist Church, Baldwin City. Mrs. Wise died Monday, August 6, 2001 at Baldwin Care Center.

She was born December 27, 1905 in Baldwin City, the daughter of Ernest L. and Elva G. (Hadley) Emery. She attended elementary school in Baldwin. The family moved to Chanute where she graduated from Chanute High School. She attended college at Pittsburg State University.

She married Carl E. Wise in Chanute on December 27, 1926. They were married for forty-nine years before his death on January 1, 1976.

Mrs. Wise worked for the U.S. Post Office in Baldwin City as a postal clerk until her retirement in 1968. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Baldwin City, and the Order of Eastern Star, Evangeline Chapter 162, the 8-40 Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was also Woman of the year in Baldwin City and had 15 years involvement with the Maple Leaf Festival.

She is survived by: two brothers, Ralph B. Emery, Ormond Beach, Fla. and Joe H. Emery, Albuquerque, N.M.; one sister, Mary E. Suggs, Baldwin City, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and one sister, Ruth L. Burcham.

She was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church and sent in care of the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

MARY KATHERINE PEARSON

Funeral services for Mary Katherine Pearson, 92, Baldwin City, were Tuesday at Ives Chapel United Methodist Church, Baldwin City. Mrs. Pearson died Sunday, August 12, 2001 at the Baldwin Care Center.

She was born March 21, 1909 in Baldwin City, the daughter of Fred and Adabelle (Davault) Randel. She attended Baldwin City schools.

She married Raymond Sigel Pearson on April 2, 1927 in Olathe. They were married 74 years. He survives of the home.

Mrs. Pearson worked in several Baldwin City restaurants and was especially known for her cinnamon rolls. She was a member of Ives Chapel United Methodist Church, a former leader in the Jolly Juniors 4-H Club in the Black Jack community, a member of Rebekah Lodge and Royal Neighbors of America. She and her husband were members of the Osawatomie Chapter of Old Time Fiddlers and Pickers.

Survivors include: her husband, Raymond; one son, Ralph Pearson and his wife, Marji, Baldwin City; one daughter, Mary Haid and her husband, Elton, Lawrence; one sister, Minnie Trammell, Olathe; two brothers, Orville Randel and his wife, Betty, Baldwin City, and Jack Randel and his wife, Ruby, Aurora, Mo.; three grandchildren, Ed Pearson and his wife, Ann, Baldwin City, Rick Pearson and his wife, Marcheta, Olathe, and Susan Davis, Baldwin City, eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Bert Randel, Charles Randel, Gene Randel and one sister, Frances Rice.

Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ives Chapel United Methodist Church or the Heart of America Hospice and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

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