Archive for Wednesday, February 19, 2003


February 19, 2003


Bryona P. Wiley, 77, Lawrence, died Feb. 11, 2003, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence. Mrs. Wiley was cremated. Memorial services will be announced at a later date.

She was born July 2, 1925, at Baldwin City, the daughter of Everett D. and Vida L. (Deay) Pence. She grew up in the Eudora community and graduated from Eudora High School. She worked at Weaver's Department Store in Lawrence. She, along with others, founded Cottonwood, Inc. She served on the board at Cottonwood, Inc. until recently. She also served on the Cottonwood Foundation Board.

She was a member of Chapter GQ of PEO; the Lawrence Country Club and was past president of the Kansas Association of Retarded Citizens.

She married Lyman T. Wiley on Dec. 5, 1942, in Eudora. He survives.

Other survivors include a son, Ted Wiley, Lawrence; a daughter, Teri Wiley, Lawrence; a sister, Mary Butcher, Florida, and three grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to Cottonwood, Inc., Attn: Sharon Spratt, 2801 West 31st St., Lawrence, KS 66046 or in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.


Margaret E. Norton, 92, Baldwin City, died Feb. 6, 2003, at Baldwin City.

She was born Feb. 20, 1910, in Austinville, Iowa, the daughter of I.U. and Henryetta (Deters) Harkin. She attended schools in New Hartford, Iowa. She moved to the Baldwin City community in 1999 to be closer to family.

She married Howard Norton in May, 1930. He died in 1953.

She was a member of the New Hartford Methodist Church, New Hartford, Iowa. She was active in Eastern Star and the New Hartford Women's Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one daughter, Elaine Norton, and five brothers.

Survivors include one son, Howard Dale Norton, Scotts Valley, Calif.; two daughters, Kay Parkin, Baldwin City, and Maurine Crisp, LaPorte City, Iowa; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was cremated and services will be held at a later date in New Hartford, Iowa, with inurnment at Shell Rock, Iowa.


Funeral services for Clara J. Johanning, 90, Worden, were Tuesday at St. Johns United Church of Christ, north of Worden. Mrs. Johanning died Feb. 15, 2003, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence.

She was born May 7, 1912, in rural Douglas County, the daughter of George W. and Mary (Seele) Hunsinger. She attended schools at Fairview and Vinland High School.

She married Ernest Johanning Oct. 10, 1937. He survives of the home. They lived in the Worden community. She was a member of St. Johns United Church of Christ, the Women's Fellowship of St. Johns. She was active in EHU, Worden Workers 4-H Club and 4-H at the state level.

Other survivors include two daughters, Carol Chaney and her husband, Thomas, St. Louis, Mo., and Marilyn Mitchell and her husband, Allen, Overbrook; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elsie Hunsinger and Ann Radcliff; two sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and three brothers.

Burial was at St. Johns Cemetery, north of Worden. Memorials may be made to St. Johns United Church of Christ and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

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