Archive for Wednesday, March 26, 2003


March 26, 2003


Funeral services for Jamin Christopher Wray, 16, Ottawa, will be at 10 a.m. today at the Old German Baptist Brethren Church, west of Centropolis. Mr. Wray died March 22, 2003, from injuries sustained in an auto accident.

He was born Dec. 6, 1986, in Lawrence, the son of Dennis and Christine (Barton) Wray. He attended Golden Light School, grades 1-8 in Douglas County and was finishing his high school courses at home.

Survivors include his parents, of the home; two sisters, Heidi Wray, of the home, and Crystal Edgecomb and her husband, Loren; maternal grandparents, Merlin and Eva Barton; paternal grandparents, Delmer and Marie Wray; a step-grandmother, Cleo Shuck and many relatives and friends.

Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, west of Centropolis. Memorial contributions may be left to Golden Light School and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 14, Ottawa, KS 66067.


Memorial services for Pansie Lucille Hooker, 86, Baldwin City, were Sunday at New Life Assembly of God, Baldwin City. Mrs. Hooker died March 20, 2003, at Lawrence.

She was born Oct. 18, 1916, at Stonefort, Ill., the daughter of Ira and Delia (Wilkins) Neal. She graduated from Harrisburg High School, Harrisburg, Ill. in 1933.

She married Howard J. Hooker Dec. 31, 1936, at Pontiac, Mich. They moved to Glendale, Calif. in 1946 and resided there until 2001 when they moved to Baldwin City. He survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Joy Lam and her husband, Lloyd, Baldwin City, and a son, Neal, Santa Barbara, Calif.; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

One son, Larry, preceded her in death in 1952.

Mrs. Hooker was cremated. Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Baldwin City, was in charge of services.

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