Archive for Wednesday, October 2, 2002


October 2, 2002


A memorial service for Susan M. Dalton, 61, Lawrence, was Monday at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, Lawrence. Ms. Dalton died Sept. 25, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was cremated.

She was born Sept. 27, 1940, in St. Joseph, Mo. She lived in Lawrence since 1963, coming from Topeka. She worked at Gibson's Discount Center during the 1970s and 1980s. She was co-owner of a store called 'Simple Good' on Massachusetts Street. For the past seven years she was also a representative for toy manufacturers.

She was a member of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church.

Survivors include her life partner, Kathy Roberts, of the home; five daughters, Judy Lockley, Renton, Wash.; Jane Kesinger, Baldwin City; Jeannie Santschi, Carrollton, Texas; Janet Murphy, Lawrence and Jennifer Ferguson, Paola; one son, James E. Dalton II, Austin Texas; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Lawrence Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Boy's and Girl's Club of Lawrence and sent in care of the funeral home.


Memorial services for Henry Lee Kirk, 67, Topeka, will be Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, 4775 S.W. 21st, Topeka. Mr. Kirk died Sept. 27, 2002, at a Topeka hospice house.

He was born July 8, 1935, at Arkansas City, the son of Henry Lee Kirk, Sr. and Jeanette May (Fenton) Kirk. He graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1953 and later attended Cowley County Community College in Arkansas City. He attended the University of Kansas and later graduated from Emporia State University. He completed his graduate studies at the University of Oklahoma in 1968 and was recognized as the outstanding graduate student in the Department of History. He began teaching at Baker University in Baldwin City in 1968 and retired from there in 1996 as Emeritus Professor of History.

He married Dolores Hess and later divorced. He then married Nancy Wakefield in 1978, she survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Douglas R. Kirk, Topeka, and Matthew Wakefield, Seattle, Wash.; three daughters, (twins) Angela Benortham, Topeka and Tracy Tackett, Little Rock, Ark., and Jennifer Bagshaw, Topeka, and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Kirk.

Burial services will be private. Memorials may be left to Baker University, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006, or Midland Adult Day Program, 200 SW Frazier Circle, Topeka, KS 66006. Newcomer Family Funeral Home, Topeka, is in charge of services.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.