Archive for Thursday, January 13, 2005


January 13, 2005


Funeral services for Catherine Bernice Peak, 78, Baldwin City, were Tuesday at Annunciation Catholic Church, Baldwin City. Mrs. Peak died January 8, 2005, at Vintage Park Assisted Living, Baldwin City.

She was born June 30, 1926, at Norton, the daughter of George W. and Mary A. (Pankaskie) Deiter. She graduated from Norton High School in 1944.

She married Junior Dean Peak Dec. 22, 1944, at Norton. He died in 1978.

She moved to the Baldwin area in November 1999, to be closer to her family. She was a member of the Harmonson-Redd American Legion Post No. 63, Norton. She was a homemaker and helped on the farm.

Survivors include one son, Stephen Peak and his wife, Nancy, Silver Lake; two daughters, Janet Harris and her husband, Eugene, Wellsville, and Pamela Hill and her husband, Dave, Baldwin City; six grandchildren; three brothers, Joseph Deiter, John Deiter, Paul Deiter and two sisters, Agnes Deiter Heffelman and Carol Dunlap.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one grandson, Eric Harris, two brothers, William (Bill) Deiter, Lewis Deiter and two sisters, Helen Deiter Neisingt and Marie Deiter Elkins.

Burial was at Edmond Cemetery, Edmond. Memorials may be made to Midland Hospice and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.


Funeral services for Raymond B. Farmer, Jr., 62, Eudora, were Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Mr. Farmer died January 10, 2005, at his residence.

He was born July 4, 1942, at Lawrence, the son of Raymond Boyd Farmer, Sr. and Retta (Hillebert) Farmer. He drove a truck for many years. He moved back to Eudora in 1990, and worked as a construction framer. He worked on the farm and was a "shade-tree mechanic."

He married Jean A. Sowers Sept. 15, 1996, at Lawrence. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Todd Simpson, Lewisville, Texas; four daughters, Helen Simpson and Tina Payne, Eudora, Peggy Darr, Pomona, and Julie Fennell, Parkville, Mo.; five brothers, Gary, Bill, Ray and Terry, all of Oskaloosa, and Tom of Smyrna, Tenn.; three sisters, Marcia Shughart and Juanita Basinger, both of Lawrence, and Reta Foley, Lecompton, and 13 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his step-mother, Mona A. Farmer, a brother, Bobby Lee Farmer, and a grandson, Erick Lee Darr.

Burial was at Eudora Cemetery, Eudora. Memorials may be made to Raymond "J.R." Farmer Memorial Fund and sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044. Online condolences may be sent to

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