Archive for Wednesday, November 20, 2002


November 20, 2002


Funeral services for Joy M. Bubeck, 90, Baldwin City, were Friday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Baldwin City. Mrs. Bubeck died Nov. 11, 2002, at the Baldwin Care Center.

She was born April 14, 1912, in McGreggor, Minn., the daughter of Matthew Perry and Harriet Ellenor (Cone) Montee.

She married Albert Leo Bubeck in 1936. They moved to Lake Wissota near Chippewa Falls, Wis., in 1946 and lived there for 50 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers and sisters, her husband and one son, Gary W. Bubeck.

Survivors include one daughter-in-law, Beverly Bubeck, Leawood, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Burial was at Brooklawn Cemetery, west of Cadott, Wis.


Graveside services for Miller Anderson, 88, Captain U.S. Air Force-Retired, Baldwin City, were Friday at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, Fort Leavenworth. Mr. Anderson died Nov. 4, 2002, at Baldwin Care Center, Baldwin City.

He was born in Tracy, Mo., and moved to Kansas City, Mo., where he attended grade school and high school. He graduated from Baker University, Baldwin City, where he was a member of Zeta Chi Fraternity.

In WWII, he served with the Air Training Command as a bombardier instructor and overseas with the 16th Bomb Group, 20AF, as a crew bombardier. He was a life member of the VFW and the DAV, and a member of the Retired Officers Association.

In 1979, he retired from the Kansas City Missouri Police Department as a civilian clerk with the Radio Maintenance Unit.

He was a member of the Heart of America Genealogical Society and the Pace Genealogical Society of America. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Baldwin City.

Survivors include one daughter, Storme Gale and her husband, Richard, Denver, Colo.; one sister, Mary Buck, Tucson, Ariz.; one nephew, two grandnieces and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Baker University Memorial Endowment or the Zeta Chi Education F oundation and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.


Funeral services for Jim Cavneder, 76, Baldwin City, were Friday at New Life Assembly of God, Baldwin City. Mr. Cavender died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, at his home.

He was born Jan. 10, 1926, at Waverly, the son of Dana Pearson and Nina Elma (Rader) Cavender. He moved to the Sacramento, Calif. area as a child and attended school there. He moved to Baldwin City in 1947 where he has lived since. He was a farmer, worked for Baldwin Grain for 17 years, then began work for Baldwin City in the power plant in 1986 and until his retirement in 1994.

He married Alice Josephine Key on Jan. 10, 1968. She survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Rebecca J. Fender and her husband, Todd, Baldwin City, and Nina M. Cavender, Derby; one son, David J. Cavender and his wife, Erin, Abilene; one brother, Bill Cavender and his wife, Alta; one sister, Evelyne Perry; one sister-in-law, Ruth Cavender; his step-mother, Reta Cavender and six grandchildren.

Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City. Memorials may be made to New Life Assembly of God and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.


Funeral services for Dorothy Mae Hiddleston Weeks, 85, Lawrence, were Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Mrs. Weeks died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born Oct. 14, 1917, at Neodesha, the daughter of Robert Benjamine and Florence Viola (Freeman) Beard. She lived in Fredonia until 1923 when her family moved to Lafontaine. She lived in several states until she moved to Lawrence in 1960. She attended school at Pittsburg State Teachers College. She operated Vinland Grocery Store for five years, worked at Lawrence Laundry from 1952 to 1955, Lawrence Memorial Hospital 1955 to 1965 and retired from Hallmark Cards in 1975 after 10 years. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Pittsburg, Good Sam Motor Club and NCHA Motor Club.

She married Ralph Hiddleston Jan. 23, 1938. He died May 5, 1965. She married Fred Edward Weeks Aug. 7, 1965. He died Nov. of 1975.

Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Jean Grammer, Lawrence; Sharon Sue Bunce, Lecompton and Isse Grace Bateman, Perry; one son, Robert Rex Hiddleston, Lawrence; one brother, Floyd Beard, Lee's Summit, Mo.; one sister, Bessie Blackwell, Pittsburg; eleven grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Burial is at Silent City Cemetery, DeSoto. Rumsey-Yost, Lawrence, is in charge of services.


Memorial services for Miles Hargrove Stotts, 102, Hutchinson, were Friday at First United Methodist Church, Baldwin City. Private burial was in a Baldwin Cemetery.

Mr. Stotts died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, at Mennonite Retirement Community, Hutchinson.

He was born May 20, 1900, in Terre Haute, Ind., the son of Fred Hargrove and Jessie Belle (McClellan) Stotts. He attended school in Clinton, Mo., and Marionville Academy, Marionville, Mo. He received his bachelor's degree in abstentia from Baker University in May1926 while he attended Boston University School of Theology. He received his Master's of Divinity on June 9, 1928.

Mr. Stotts spent 60 years in the active ministry of the United Methodist Church. He served churches in the St. Louis area, western Missouri, Elmdale, Strong City and Moline. He moved to Baldwin after he retired. He was curator of Old Castle Museum at Baker for 17 years and assistant pastor for the Rev. Kirby Hayes at First United Methodist Church in Baldwin for three years. He moved to Hutchinson in July 1993. He was a member of East Kansas Conference of the United Methodist Church, Baldwin City Rotary Club, Palmyra Masonic Lodge of Baldwin and Scottish Rite in St. Joseph, Mo.

He married Edith Pezoldt on June 9, 1928. She died in 1952 in St. Joseph. He later married Elnora Florence Knehans. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a daughter, Kathrina Belle Juby, Hutchinson; a son, Miles II, Aspen, Colo., and five grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Baker University Old Castle Museum or Children's Music Fund of First United Methodist Church, Hutchinson, sent in care of Johnson and Sons Funeral Home, 300 E. 30th Ave., Hutchinson, KS 67502.


Funeral services for Marilyn Jane (Sandy) Wakeman, 65, Baldwin City, will be today at 10 a.m. at the Baldwin First United Methodist Church with Rev. Nanette Roberts officiating. Mrs. Wakeman died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at her home.

She was born Feb. 3, 1937, at Smith Center, the daughter of Roy Fleetwood and Mary Jane (Neilson) Santner. She graduated from Gaylord High School in 1954, from Brown-Mackie School of Business in Salina in 1954 and Kansas State University in 1959.

She married Gordon Dean Wakeman May 31, 1959, at Danforth Chapel, Manhattan. The family lived in Harveyville, Burrton, Marquette, Longford, Marion and moved to Baldwin City in June of 1973. She was employed as a substitute teacher in various school districts and as Admissions Office Manager at Baker University, Baldwin City.

She was a member of the Baldwin First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, P.E.O., Hestia Study Club, Girl Scouts, Order of Eastern Star and the KSU Alumni Association.

Mrs. Wakeman was a member of the Kansas Art Quilters and Baldwin Maple Leaf Quilters Guild, the Kaw Valley Quilters Guild in Lawrence, Sunflower Piecemakers and Blockheads Quilt Group in Ottawa, the Baldwin Arts Commission, the National Quilting Organization, American Quilter's Society and National Quilters of America.

Survivors include her husband, Gordon, of the home; three daughters, Laura Lea Schmidt and her husband, Terrance, Lawrence; Shelly Rae Wakeman, Lawrence, and Julie Ann Wakeman and her husband, Michael Niemann, Shawnee; one son, Eric Scott Wakeman and his wife, Kathy E. Lee, Stillwater, Minn.; two grandsons; one brother-in-law and one sister-in-law.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Ruth Eloise Puttroff and Alice Mary Cookinham; two brothers, Harold Jay Santner and Robert Roy Santner.

Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City. Memorial contributions may be made to the Baldwin First United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.


Funeral services for Ava Cummings, 79, Baldwin City, will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Ives Chapel United Methodist Church, Baldwin City. Mrs. Cummings died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City.

She was born Feb. 3, 1923, at Banner, the daughter of Ralph and Yuba (Flynn) Wildes. She attended school at Banner and graduated from Wakeeney High School in 1941. She attended Fort Hays State University, Hays. She worked at a car dealership in Atchinson, where she met her husband.

She married David Myron Cummings May 3, 1947, in Colorado Springs, Colo. He died in 1974.

She and her husband lived in Denver, Colo., before moving to a farm near Baldwin City in the 1950s. They later moved to town. She was a secretary for the maintenance department at Baker University. She was clerk for Baldwin City. In 1996, she retired as a secretary from the Baker football department. She moved to Orchard Lane Apartments in 1999.

Survivors include one daughter, Mylinda Wilhite and her husband, Tom, Baldwin City; one brother, Loren Wildes, Manhattan; one sister, Loree Acheson, Palco; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one sister, Rosalie Smith.

Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City, following the ceremony. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Ives Chapel UMC or the ARK Fund and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.


Memorial services for Lucille Jackson, 86, Gardner, will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner. Private inurnment will be at a later date at DeSoto Cemetery. Mrs. Jackson died Nov. 15, 2002, at Baldwin Care Center, Baldwin City.

She was born May 29, 1916, at DeSoto, the daughter of John Lee and Alice Gordon Blaylock. She graduated from DeSoto High School in 1935, moved to Spring Hill in 1969 and moved to Gardner in 1997. She worked at the B&B Cafe in Olathe and at the Johnson County Clerk's Office in Olathe.

She was a former member of DeSoto Eastern Star Chapter No. 78; and an active member of Gardner Eastern Star Chapter No. 236, holding many state and local offices; member of OURS Dance Club, Lawrence; volunteer for Johnson County Election Board and Jo. Co. Fair; served as a volunteer at Gardner Senior Citizens.

She married Chuck Freeman. He died in 1952. She married Paul Jackson in Wichita. He died in 1999.

Survivors include two sisters, Maye Kafer, Coos Bay, Ore.; Merle Holladay, Eudora; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands and several brothers.

Memorials may be left to Gardner Eastern Star or Mid America Hospice and sent in care of Bruce Funeral Home, PO Box 192, Gardner, KS 66030.

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