Archive for Wednesday, July 16, 2003


July 16, 2003


Funeral services for Eric "Ke-Dab-Kote" Douglas Allen, 32, Baldwin City, were Saturday at the Kickapoo Reservation west of Horton. Mr. Allen died July 10, 2003, at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City.

He was born Sept. 15, 1970, at Topeka, the son of Virgil and Ellen Simon Allen. He graduated from Baldwin City High School and attended Fort Scott Community College and Haskell Indian Nations University. He was self-employed. He was a member of the Kickapoo Tribe and the Kennekuk Church.

Survivors include his parents, Virgil and Ellen "Tubb" Allen, Baldwin City; a brother, Benjamin Wade Allen, Baldwin City; a grandmother, Ruby Allen, Winchester, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by a grandfather, Ira Allen, and grandparents, Richard and Estelle Simon, Jr.

Burial was at Kennekuk Indian Cemetery on the Kickapoo Reservation, west of Horton. Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary, Horton, was in charge of arrangements.


Graveside services for Ada Madalyn Collins, 69, Baldwin City, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Lawrence Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Collins died July 13, 2003, at her home after a long illness.

She was born Jan. 28, 1934, in Sibleyville, the daughter of Estel Byard and Ada Francis (Edwards) Moore. She attended grade school at Willow Springs and Vinland. She graduated from Baldwin High School in 1953.

She married Thomas Lane Collins on Dec. 19, 1951, in Baldwin City. She was a nurses' aid at Cherry Manor Nursing Home, Lawrence, and Orchard Lane Nursing Home, Baldwin City. She worked for Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence. She worked for Farmers Co-op before she and her husband purchased a plumbing business in Baldwin City which they operated from 1983 until 1996.

Survivors include her husband, Lane, of the home; one son, Jerry Collins and his wife Brenda, Baldwin City; three daughters, Marla Webster, Lawrence, Candi Stout and her husband, Dale, and Lorie Collins, all of Baldwin City; six grandchildren, a niece, Sherry Stout, who was raised in their home; one brother, Max Moore, and his wife Doris; one sister, June Allis and her husband, John; one sister-in-law, Jean Moore, all of Baldwin City and other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Hazel Puckett, and one brother, Gerald Dale Moore.

Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Baldwin City. Memorial contributions may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society, Eastern Kansas Chapter, and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

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