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May 6, 2004


Graveside services for Virginia M. (Dangerfield) McClanahan, 88, Newton, were Saturday at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Topeka. Mrs. McClanahan died April 26, 2004, at Kansas Christian Home, Newton.

She was born July 10, 1915, at Wichita, the daughter of George Ross and Rosalie (Brown) Frye. She attended Baker University, Baldwin City, for two years. She was a bookkeeper at Seymore Foods and the Kansas Livestock Association.

She married Major L. Dangerfield at Topeka. He died in 1960. She married Walter O. McClanahan. He died in 1979.

She was a member of Ives Chapel United Methodist Church, Baldwin City. She was an accomplished organist and pianist and served in these capacities at Central Park Christian Church, Topeka, First Christian Church and Kansas Christian Home, both of Newton, was a member, officer and pianist for the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 462, and the Social Order of the Beauceant Assembly No. 42, both of Topeka. After retiring, she was pianist and organist at Kansas Christian Home, Newton.

Survivors include one son, Major L. Dangerfield, Dumas, Texas, two daughters, Carol Scheuerman, Great Bend, and Joyce Longsdorf, Dodge City, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands and two grandchildren.

Burial was at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Topeka. Memorials may be made to the Fellowship of John at Kansas Christian Home, Newton, and sent in care of Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114.


Memorial services for Myrna Lynn Arnote, 52, Baldwin City, were Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, Baldwin City. Mrs. Arnote died April 29, 2004, at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas.

She was born October 21, 1951, in Mill Grove, Mo., the daughter of Paul C. and Mildred E. (Vanderpool) Arnote. She was employed as a loan processor and originator for Allied Home Mortgage Company, Ottawa.

She was a member of the First Christian Church, Napa, Idaho.

Survivors include one son, Cody Fordemwalt and his wife, Sarah, Dallas, Texas; and one daughter, Kalyn Fordemwalt of the home. She is also survived by the father of her children, Bob Fordemwalt, Baldwin City. Other survivors are two brothers, Larry Arnote and his wife, Jeanie, Harrisonville, Mo., and Nolan Arnote and his wife, Mary Lou, Raymore, Mo.; five sisters, Jeannie Fair and her husband, Herb, Clinton, Mo., Mary Putnam and her husband, Dennis, Grandview, Mo., Judy Delameter and her husband William, Morton, Ill., Annie Harvey and her husband, Jerry, Trenton, Mo., and Paulette Westerman and her husband, Ken, Clever, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.

Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Association and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.


Services for Aleatha Lucille Viar, 99, Kansas City, Mo., were Wednesday at Park Lawn Chapel and graveside services were later at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City. Mrs. Viar died May 2, 2004.

She lived in the Kansas City area most of her life. She was a member of the North Kansas City First United Methodist Church. She was a bookkeeper for McKesson & Robbins Distributing Company.

Survivors include two sons, Jack Viar, Clinton, Mo., and Fred Viar, Harrisonville, Mo.; one daughter, Barbara Van, Lake Winnebago, Mo.; one brother, Arlon Keplinger, Baldwin City; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Park Lawn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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