Archive for Wednesday, January 7, 2004

Deaths

January 7, 2004

PAUL ISAAC DAVIS

Graveside services for Paul Isaac Davis, 90, Eudora, were Wednesday at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Mr. Davis died Dec. 27, 2003, at Eudora Nursing Center.

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He was born June 11,1912, at Milan, Mo., the son of Virgil L. and Mae (Ayres) Davis. He owned and operated Bread Basket Bakery in Kansas City, from the late 1960s to the late 1980s. He worked for Santa Fe Railroad from1950 until the late 1960s and farmed in Humphreys, Mo.

Survivors include a son, Gary, Baldwin City, a brother, Harold, St. Joseph, Mo.; six grandchildren and17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Harold, a grandson and a great-grandson.

Online condolences may be sent at www.rumsey-yost.com.

SARAH "MARIE" TAUL

Funeral services for Sarah "Maire" Taul, 87, Baldwin City, were Saturday at the Worden United Methodist Church, Worden. Mrs. Taul died Jan. 1, 2004, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 12, 1916, in rural Baldwin City, the daughter of Charles and Grace (Miller) Oshel. She attended school in Ottawa.

She married Hibbard E. Taul July 27,1937, at Olathe. He survives of the home. She was a homemaker and sold Avon more than 35 years, achieving the President Club status. She was a member of the Worden United Methodist Church and Worden United Methodist Women. She volunteered for the Worden Workers 4-H Club and the Willow Springs Township Election Board.

Other survivors include two sons, Robert Stanley Taul and his wife, Connie, St. George, Utah, and Roger Dean Taul and his wife, Susie, Baldwin City; two daughters, Linda Marie Russell and her husband, Jim, Baldwin City, and Sue Ann Brown and her husband, Bruce, Baldwin City; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jon Dee Taul; a sister, Francis Turner; a brother, James Oshel and a grandson, Brent Taul.

Burial was at Worden Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Worden United Methodist Church and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

ROBERTA RUTH HOSKINSON

Funeral services for Roberta Ruth Hoskinson, 82, Baldwin City, were Monday at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Baldwin City. Mrs. Hoskinson died Jan. 1, 2004, at Vintage Park Assisted Living, Baldwin City.

She was born Aug. 30, 1921, in rural Franklin County, the daughter of Arthur and Margaret (Kalb) Hammond. She graduated from Vinland High School. She lived in Vinland until 1993 when she moved to Baldwin City.

She married Hubert Hoskinson April 5, 1945. He died June 13, 1992.

She was a homemaker and helped on the farm.

She was a member of the Vinland Church of Christ, the Douglas County Farm Bureau and an honorary member of the Vinland Fair Board.

Survivors include her daughter, Patty Irick and her husband, Jim, Baldwin City; two grandchildren, Andrea and Christopher Irick; four sisters, Eunice York, Buford, Ga.; Florence Cox, Sedalia, Mo.; Edith Denham, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Evelyn Thomas, Irvine, Calif., and many nieces and nephews.

Burial was at Vinland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice or to the Baldwin Education Foundation and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

ELSIE P. GRINTER

Funeral services for Elsie P. Grinter, 99, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church, Tonganoxie. Mrs. Grinter died Jan. 3, 2004, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born Dec. 2, 1904, at Ottawa County, near Miltonvale, the daughter of William Henry and Sally (Cronkite) Montague. She graduated from Garnett High School and received a teaching certificate from Emporia State Teacher's College. She taught at Sinai Elementary School, Kansas City, and at Edwardsville Elementary School. She was a member of Rebecca's and Eastern Star, both of Bonner Springs; United Methodist Women, Reno Ladies Aide, Farm Bureau and was Farm Bureau Woman of the Year, a 4-H Happy Helper's leader and an active member of Riford Senior Center Quilting Group, all of Leavenworth County. She was a member of Stony Point Christian Church, Reno United Methodist Church and later the Tonganoxie United Methodist Church.

She married LaRue Grinter May 17,1924, at Leavenworth. He died in 1977.

Survivors include a son, James Warden Grinter, Lawrence; a daughter, Mary Jean Bilhimer, Baldwin City; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Burial will be at Stony Point Cemetery, Kansas City. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie. Memorials may be made to the Tonganoxie United Methodist Church or the Tonganoxie USD 464 Foundation and sent in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, PO Box 993, Tonganoxie, KS 66086.

PAUL DEAN WALLIS

Graveside services and burial for Paul Dean Wallis, 73, Baldwin City, will be at 2 p.m. today at the Edgerton Cemetery, Edgerton. Mr. Wallis died Jan. 3, 2004, at his home.

He was born June 10,1930, near Linn Creek, Mo., the son of Arthur B. and Settie E. (Jeffries) Wallis. He attended schools in Missouri.

He married Mary Virginia "Ginny" Abbott on April 8, 1949, at Harrison, Ark. They moved to Kansas City, and later to St. Louis, Mo., before moving back to Kansas in the early 1960s. They moved to Baldwin City in the early 1980s and have resided here since.

He was a heavy construction mechanic primarily in road construction. He worked 33 years for the Reno Construction Company, Overland Park. He retired in 1994.

Survivors include his wife of the home; three sons, Mike Wallis and his wife, Paula, Baldwin City, Kevin Woods, Baldwin City, Mickey Wallis and his wife, Cindy, Senitobia, Miss.; a daughter, Beckie Slack and her husband, Jim, Emporia; a brother, Carl Wallis and his wife, Wilma, Kansas City, Mo.; two sisters, Evelyn Binkley, Eugene, Mo., and Roma Wilson and her husband, Mark, Tuscumbia, Mo.; nine grandchildren and15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, John K. Wallis, Louie Wallis, Lee Wallis, George Morgan Wallis, an infant brother; and two sisters, Abbie Anderson and Flossie Forbes.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

RACHEL M. PERRY

Rachel M. Perry, 93, Baldwin City, died Jan. 3, 2004, at the Baldwin Care Center, Baldwin City. Funeral arrangements are pending at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Baldwin City.

MORGYN CATHLIN MURPHY

A memorial Mass for Morgyn Cathlin Murphy, 32, Denver, was Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Denver. Ms. Murphy died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, in Denver.

She was born May 15, 1971, at St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of Jack A. Murphy and Colleen Boggs Murphy.

Survivors include her mother of Denver, Colo.; her father and step-mother, Rosemary Murphy, Baldwin City; a son, Conlan Quinn Murphy; two sisters, Molly Murphy, Lawrence, and Breanna Burkart, Denver; four brothers, Owen Murphy and Doyle Murphy, both of Lawrence, Hugh Murphy and Gabriel Murphy, both of Baldwin City; grandmothers Gertrude Boggs-Lindig and Jean Murphy, both of Lawrence, and step grandmother Mary Nusbaum, Eudora.

The family suggests memorials to a trust established for Ms. Murphy's son, sent in care of Breanna Burkart, 825 E. 22nd Ave., Denver, CO 80205, or Jack Murphy, PO Box 764, Baldwin, KS 66006. Aspen Mortuaries of Colorado handled arrangements.

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