Archive for Thursday, July 1, 2004

Deaths

July 1, 2004

ANNABELLE FUNDIS

Funeral services for Annabelle Fundis, 88, Baldwin City, were Friday at Ives Chapel United Methodist Church, Baldwin City. Mrs. Fundis died June 22, 2004, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence.

She was born July 5, 1915, at Darlington, Mo., the daughter of Frank and Zola (Holmes) Dwyer. She moved with her family to LeRoy where she graduated from LeRoy High School.

She married Louis Fundis Sept. 24, 1938, at Ottawa. He died in August of 1976. They lived in Ottawa before purchasing a farm east of Baldwin City. She worked for the Baldwin Ledger, Tauy Creek Apartments, Beedles Motor Company and the Kansas Veterans Administration.

She was a member of the Ives Chapel United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women in Baldwin City. She was a past Matron and 50-year member of Evangeline Chapter No. 162 of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of Live N' Learn, Mothers Club and the Maple Leaf Quilt Guild. She volunteered at the Senior Center in Baldwin City and the Douglas County Election Board.

Survivors include two daughters, Gail Guenther and her husband, Leslie, and Gretchen Brumm and her husband, C.B., all of Baldwin City; one son, Garth Fundis and his wife, Ann, Nashville, Tenn.; a daughter-in-law, Diana Fundis, Grandbury, Texas; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, and one son, Gary Fundis, one daughter, Bonnie Fundis, and one sister, Elosia Young.

Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City. Memorials may be made to Ives Chapel United Methodist Church and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

MICHAEL J. ROSS

Funeral services for Michael J. Ross, 37, Olathe, were Monday at Annunciation Catholic Church, Baldwin City. Mr. Ross died June 22, 2004, at Chicago, Illinois.

He was born March 19, 1967, at St. Louis, Mo., the son of Donald J. and Margaret A. (Sanders) Ross. He had a computer consultant business in Olathe.

Survivors include his wife, Tracy Ellen Ross and his daughter, Sydney Ellen Ross, both of Olathe; his mother, Margaret A. Ross, Tucson, Ariz.; two sisters, Meg Taylor, St. Louis, Mo., and Katie Skinner, Baldwin City; three brothers, Donald J. Ross, Columbus, Ohio, Patrick J. Ross, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Jim J. Ross, Lyons. Colo.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Ross, Nov. 16, 1999.

Burial was at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Baldwin City. Memorials may be made to the Sturge Weber Foundation and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

JOHN WARREN BEEKS

Funeral services for John Warren Beeks, 71, Kansas City, Mo., were Monday at Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church, Kansas City, Mo. Dr. Beeks died June 22, 2004, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.

He was born Sept. 5, 1932, at Kansas City, Mo., the son of Claude B. and Rosa K. Beeks. He attended Bryant School until 1943, when his family moved to Baldwin City. He attended Kemper Military Academy and Baldwin High School. He was a third generation graduate of Baker University in 1954 and a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. He received his Doctorate of Medicine in 1965 from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He was published in the Journal of the Kansas Medical Society with his thesis on cancer research. He practiced family medicine in Olathe for ten years before establishing one of the first occupational and environmental medicine services in Kansas City. He retired in 1999.

He was a member of Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church, Mission Hills Country Club, past president of the Missouri Society of the Sons of the Revolution 1776 and the National General Surgeon for the General Society of the Sons of the Revolution 1776. He was a member of the American Medical Association, past president of the Great Plains College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the Metropolitan Medical Society, Aerospace Medical Association, American association of Railway Surgeons, Missouri State Medical Society, Kansas City Southwest Clinical Society, Southern Medical Association and the Royal Society of Medicine, Great Britain. He served as the Senior Aviation Medical Examiner for the Federal Aviation Administration for many years. He served on the American Royal Board of Governors, the Mayor's Corp of Progress and as past member of the Board of Trustees for the Kansas City Rehabilitation Institute, Kansas City Philharmonic Association, the Navy League of the United States, the Ivanhoe Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite, the Ararat Shrine, Kansas City Rotary Club and Rotary International.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Joan Moherman Beeks, of the home; a daughter, Sarah Beeks Higdon and her husband, Don, and a granddaughter.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church or Baker University, Baldwin, and sent in care of D;W. Newcomer's Sons, 8201 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66204.

JUDY K. CHEEK

Graveside services for Judy K. Cheek, 62, Baldwin City, were Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Cheek died June 24, 2004, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence.

She was born Jan. 29, 1942, at Lawrence, the daughter of Archie and Arlene (Anderson) Morris. She was a homemaker.

She married Vernon Cheek Oct. 12, 1990, at Miami, Okla. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include three daughters, Kimberly K. Brown, Richmond, Mo., Pamela Sue Landon, Baldwin City, and Regina Bonnel, Nortonville; two sons, Mark Douglas Stoker, Baldwin City, and Wade Cheek, Lawrence; a sister, Cheryl Flessing, Lawrence, and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and a grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society and sent in care of Warren McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044. Online condolences may be sent to info@warrenmcelwain.com Subject: Cheek.

WARREN H. CANTRELL

Funeral services for Warren H. Cantrell, 83, Lawrence, were Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Mr. Cantrell died June 24, 2004, at his home.

He was born Jan. 3, 1921, at Dill City, Okla., the son of Samuel J. and Ruby Vern (Huff) Cantrell. He was a retired captain in the U.S. Air Corp. He served in WWII and retired in 1945. He went to work for TWA in 1951 as a pilot and retired in 1981. He was a member of the Community Bible Church, Eudora.

He married Doris M. Smith. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a daughter, Robin Miller, Baldwin City; a son, Bradley Wilson Cantrell, Baldwin City; a sister, Dori Workman, Greeley, Colorado; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Burial was at Vinland Cemetery, Vinland. Memorials may be made to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Dialysis Unit and sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044. Online condolences may be made to www.rumsey-yost.com.

GEORGE E. HARRIMAN

Funeral services for George E. Harriman, 78, Lawrence, were Monday at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. Mr. Harriman died June 24, 2004, at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community, Lawrence.

He was born March 31, 1926, at Dearing, the son of George E. and Frances W. (Elliott) Harriman. He graduated from Field McKinley High School, Coffeyville, in 1944. He was a U,S. Army Veteran of WWII, serving in the Pacific Theater and a member of the Alfred Clarke VFW Post 852, Lawrence. He retired in 1988 as a pipefitter and was a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local No. 441, Lawrence.

He married Glendean Rowbottom at Independence April 28, 1947. She died March 3, 1996.

Survivors include one son, George E. Harriman III, Edwardsville; two daughters, Leah Rurode, Baldwin City, and Susan Quisenberry, Tonganoxie; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife and a brother, William Harriman in 1994.

Burial was at Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Memorial contributions may be made to Douglas County Hospice or Holcomb Park Recreation Center and sent in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, PO Box 993, Tonganoxie, KS 66086.

MARY VIOLA CLIPPINGER

Funeral services for Mary Viola Clippinger, 84, Baldwin City, will be today at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Baldwin City. Mrs. Clippinger died June 26, 2004, at the Baldwin Care Center.

She was born Oct. 3, 1919, at Strasburg, Ohio, the daughter of Philip and Lola (Denzer) Garver. She graduated from Strasburg High School in 1937 and from Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio, in 1941, with a B.A. She attended Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, where she received her M.N. in 1944.

She was employed as a nurse at the New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Conn., from 1944 until 1947. During this same period she also served as an instructor for the Yale University School of Nursing in New Haven. She returned to nursing in 1968 at the Kansas University Medical Center, eventually becoming the head nurse of the Infectious Disease Unit. She retired from KU Medical Center in 1986.

She married Dr. John A. Clippinger in 1944 at Strasburg, Ohio. They moved to Baldwin City in 1968 when he accepted a professorship at Baker University. He died in November 2003.

She was a member of the Business and Professional Women and the American Association of University Women in Baldwin City. In 1999, she was named outstanding branch member of the AAUW. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Baldwin City, where she was active in study and service groups. In recent years she cared for her husband who had Alzheimer's disease.

Survivors include two sons, Rev. Arthur Clippinger and John Edward Clippinger and his wife, Pranom, one granddaughter, Mary L. Clippinger, all of Baldwin City; and two sisters, Frances Garver, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and Esther Jeffers, Thousand Oaks, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one sister, Helen Haas.

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

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