Back Home

2012-2015 Obituaries


Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence, Kansas.  Locally Owned and OperatedObituaries 2012-2015

   Condolences may be left on the Guest Book page and they will be attached at the base of obituary for a time and then printed for the family.   You may also click the 'Flowers & Gifts" tab in the menu.  You must scroll down.  See below in reverse chronological order:


2015


2014- 

2013

2012


***********************************************************************************


2015

***************************************************************************************************************

December   ( LeRoy Matoush / Willie Hayes / Mark Tate / Shirley V. Clubine Smith / Patricia Ann Seaberry Yates / Mary Beach / Burks Sherwood )

*********************************************************************************

LeRoy O.Matoush

1930-2015

     LeRoy Otto Matoush, age 85, of Independence, passed away December 30, 2015, at Golden Living Care Center in Pittsburg, KS.

     Services will be at a later date in Julesburg, Colorado.  Memorial contributions to Alzheimer's research may be sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.  

     LeRoy Matoush was born May 5, 1929, in Julesburg, CO, to Freda (Barnes) and Harry Matoush.  He was raised there and graduated Julesburg High School.  He was a veteran of the US Army.  He then graduated Denver University with a degree in Biochemistry.  For 15 years in Colorado, he used this degree in a lake management company and also worked in medical research.  He was later self-employed in the oil business.  On December 31, 1979, in Miami, OK, he married Velma Prather and she survives at the home. 

    Other survivors in addition to Velma Matoush include:  Sons;  Brad and Wade Matoush of Colorado and his daughter, Lynette Matoush of Maine.  Stepchildren:  David, John, Mark and Tim Willard, Sandy Skinner, Debbie Newman, Sheryl Johnson.  Five grandchildren and several step grandchildren.  He was preceded by his parents, a brother and a stepson, Danny Willard.

Services under direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence. 

*********************************************************************************

Willie N. Hayes

1976-2015

    Willie Hayes, age 29, of Independence, passed away, December 23, 2015, in Independence.

     Funeral services for Willie Hayes will be at 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 2, 2016, at Zach Webb Family Funeral Service with Zach Webb officiating and the family receiving friends beginning at 1:00 PM.  Private family interment will be at a later date at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence.  Memorial contributions to the family may be sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301. 

     Willie N. Hayes was born July 25, 1986, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, to James Logan, Jr. and Lilly Hayes.  He was raised in Arkansas and Muskogee, OK, before moving to Independence, where he married Kisha Dunn.  

     Willie is survived by his wife, Kisha.  His children: Tisa, Demontrial, Tater, Lillie, Willie, Talayia.  Siblings:  Felicia Smith (Muskogee OK), James Logan 3rd (Milwaukee WI), Stevie (Cachet) Logan (Coffeyville KS), Maurice Logan (Milwaukee WI), John Logan (Milwaukee WI), Mario Benjamine (Wichita KS), Nikita Smith (Milwaukee WI), Ricky Martin (Independence)   Grandfather:  James Logan Sr (Muskogee OK), Ike Shavers (Pine Bluff Ark).  Aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces, including Shawquia, Tiara, and Declisha. 

 He was preceded in death by his father and grandmothers, Annie Swagger, Lois Logan and Jo Eddie Shavers, and sister, Quionna Logan.

Services under direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service of Independence. 


*********************************************************************************

Mark Allen Tate

1962-2015

   Mark A. Tate, age 53, of Independence, passed away Friday, December 25, 2015, at Via Christi Medical Center in Wichita.

    Memorial services will be held at a later date.

    Mark Tate was born October 13, 1962, in Miami, OK, to Carl Junior and Barbara (Muller) Tate, Sr., and was raised by Elroy Kettleman.  He grew up in Independence, attended local schools and graduated Independence High School in 1981.   He married Carolina Granado in Independence in 1985.  He was an auto service supervisor at Fast Lube and worked at IBP while the family lived in Emporia for six years.  He enjoyed sports and his grandchildren.  

    Survivors of Mark Tate include:  Two daughters;  Kimberly Tate and Lucy Hurst of Independence.  Six siblings;  Mike Tate and Carl Tate of Independence, Curtis Tate of Missouri, Jack Tate of Caney, Doug Cook of Cherryvale, and Kathy Manderscheid of Coffeyville.  His father, Elroy Kettleman.  Five grandchildren.   He was preceded by his mother, Barbara. 

Services pending under direction of Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence. 

**********************************************************************************

Shirley V. Clubine Smith

1930-2015

     Shirley Vilette Clubine Smith, age 85 of League City, TX, formerly of Independence, passed away December 17, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. 

     Funeral services for Mrs. Smith will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 23, at Friends Church with the Pastor John Penrose officiating.  Visitation will begin at 1:00 PM, prior to the service.  Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery.  Shawn Blackwell, Nick Maynard, Chance Maynard, Larry Clubine, John Porter, and Andrew Callerman will serve as pallbearers.  Memorial contributions to Friends Church may be sent to Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301 and online condolence may be left at www.webbfamilyfuneralservice.com    

     Shirley was born March 18, 1930, in Liberty, KS, to Gladys May (Ringle) and John Harlan Clubine.  She attended local schools and graduated Independence High School in 1948. 

     She married the love of her life, Owen C. Smith, on October 19, 1957, and they lived primarily in Shawnee, KS, and returned to Independence upon his retirement in 1981.  Mr. Smith passed away in 2000 and Shirley moved to Texas thereafter. 

     Shirley enjoyed being a homemaker and loved gardening, multiple crafts and family.  She was past President of Southeast Kansas Iris Club, Sunrise Pals EHU, VP and Food Chairman of AARP for 8 years.  She was also a member of Independence Friends Church and later the Watershed Church in League City, TX.  

      Survivors of Shirley V. Clubine Smith include:  Seven daughters;  Evelyn Shelton, La Marque, TX, Linda Bloodworth, Houston TX, Lynn Chapman, Houston, TX, Jean Schrimsher, Pittsburg, KS, Susanne Johnston (John), League City, TX, Vicki Blackwell (Gerald), League City, TX, and Sherry Horton (Joe) of Neodesha, KS.  Eighteen grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great-grandchildren and numerous other family and friends.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Owen Smith,her brother, John Clubine, and her son, John William (Billy) Browning.

Services under direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence. 


  • **********************************************************************************

    Patricia Ann Seaberry Yates

    1951-2015

         A loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt cousin and friend, Patricia Ann Yates, went home to be with the Lord to a land free from sickness, sorrow, pain and death on December 10, 2015. 

         Services for Patricia Ann Yates will be held Saturday, December 19, 2015 at Israelite Church of God in Christ, 123 Security Blvd, Security, CO  80911.  Cards and flowers may be sent to Angelus Chapel, 1104 S. Circle Dr., Colorado Springs, CO  80910. 

         Patricia was born September 5, 1951, in Kansas City, KS to John L. and Helen J. Seaberry.  She attended local schools and graduated from Independence Community Junior College.  

         She married Edgar Barbera and they later divorced.  In 1982 she married the love of her life Perry Yates in Colorado Springs, CO. 

          Patricia was employed at Litton Data, Apple Computers and Carnival Cruise Line for many years until becoming disabled.   She attended the Israelite Church of God in Christ and had served as an usher. 

         Survivors left to cherish her memory include:  Husband, Perry L. Yates;  Mother, Helen J. McIntosh; Daughter Felicia Barbera;  Step-daughter;  Crystal Horton, New York. Kimberly, Latish, and Mia Barbera, California.  Two sisters:  Marilyn (Denise) Davis, Colorado Springs, and Lolettia Young, Kansas City, KS.  One brother:  John L. Seaberry, Colorado Springs, CO.  A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

         She was preceded in death by her father, John L. Seaberry;  step-father, J.R. McIntosh; daughter, Carissa Barbera, and a sister, Sharon Seaberry. 
      Local arrangements are entrusted to locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service and online condolences may be left at www.webbfamilyfuneralservice.com  

    *********************************************************************************

    Mary Beach

    1932-2015

         Mary B. Beach, age 83, of Independence, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at Medicalodge.  See information at www.rindt-erdmann.com


    *********************************************************************************

    Burks Sherwood

    1919-2015

         Burks Sherwood, age 96, of Independence, passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2015, at Eagle Estates surrounded by the love of his family. 

         Memorial services will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, December 26, 2015, at First United Methodist Church in Independence with Pastor Melanie Adams officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church or Animals With Our Love and sent to Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.  Online condolences may be sent to webbfamilyfuneralservice.com .

         Grant Burks Sherwood was born May 24, 1919, in Independence, KS, to Martha (Burks) and V.N.L. "Bing" Sherwood.  He attended local schools and graduated from Montgomery County High School and later Kansas State University. 

         Burks served his country as a pilot trainer in the Naval Air Corp, enlisting from 1941-1945 and again as a member of the Naval Reserve from 1950-1963, attaining the rank of Lt. Commander.  His love of flying and airplanes was a lifelong passion.  

         Through his work with his father and grandfather as a contractor with A.G. Sherwood Construction Company, he met the love of this life, Lee Williamson.  They were united in marriage February 20, 1953, in Wichita, KS, and had three children - Grant, Cindi, and Lisa.  Lee Sherwood preceded him in death on September 30, 2004. 

         Active in his community, Burks had many friendships through his work and memberships in:  Beta Theta Pi fraternity, Rotary Club, Toastmasters, Independence Country Club, Independence Chamber of Commerce, Independence Flying Club, Independence Community College Board of Trustees, First Federal Savings & Loan Board of Trustees, Independence City Commission - twice serving as mayor, First United Methodist Church Board of Trustees, and the Pilots Association of Quiet Birdmen.  He was involved with Neewollah for many years, acting in the first Neewollah production and various other community theater productions.  He was Neewollah Generalissimo in 1969.  He loved singing in the choir at First United Methodist Church and spent many happy hours sailing on Grand Lake O' the Cherokees. 

         His big personality and sense of humor will be greatly missed.  He loved his family, dogs, flying, sailing and his friends.

         He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Grant and Cyndy Sherwood and daughters and sons-in-law Cindi Sherwood and Byrle Gross and Lisa and Kevin Weber, as well as nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren;  Ashley (Clint) Smith, Burks and Jackson'  Laurel (Blake) Webster, Grant, Olivia and Maisie;  Hilliary (Brandon) Lenhart, Clemence and Bennett;  Eli (Niki) Gross;  Audrey Gross;  Dan Gross;  Cody (Kris) Dixon, Alexandria and Kate;  Cally Uttinger, Mireya and Joy; and Cole (Cara) Uttinger, Miles and Reed.   He is also survived by many cousins whom he loved very much;  Skip (Sharron) Shaw, Jane Taylor, Bart Shaw, Betsy (John) Vascil and nephews Bing Sherwood, Stephen (Lisa) Sherwood and Mike (Judie) Sherwood.  

         He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Lee and her parents, Arla and Leroy Williamson, and brother and sister-in-law Jack and Betty Sherwood.

    Services under direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence. 

    *********************************************************************************

    November (Johnny L. Jones /Rodney Hull / William Porter /Joan Hawk /Anita Theel) 

    *********************************************************************************

    Johnny L. Jones

    1951-2015

        Johnny L. Jones, 64, of Cherryvale, passed away Sunday, November 8, 2015, in Wichita, KS. 

        Memorial services for Johnny L. Jones will be held at a later date in Tulare, CA.

        Johnny Jones was born June 26, 1951, in Iowa City, Iowa, to Donna Lucille (Hagerman) and LeRoy Edward Jones.  He was raised in Tracy and Stockton, CA, and graduated Tracy High School in 1970.  On August 10, 1971, he married Diane Mildred Spears in Tracy, CA.  In 1972, he joined and spent 8 years in the US Army.  He had worked at the Army's Tracy Depot.  During that time, the family lived in Weisbaden, Germany, French Camp, CA, Tulare, CA, and Killeen, TX.  Johnny was a long-haul OTR truck driver.  He moved to the area two years ago and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints.

         Survivors of Johnny Jones include:  Children;  Johnny L. Jones, Jr.,  Angelic Campbell, and Phillip Michael Jones, all of Cherryvale, KS.  Siblings;  Dwayne, Greg, and Sheryl.  Nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, and his wife, Diane Jones. 

    Services under direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence.

    ********************************************************************************** 

    Rodney Hull

         Rodney Glenn Hull, age 60, of Independence, passed away Sunday, November 8, 2015, at St. Louis University Hospital.

         Memorial celebration of life for Rodney Hull will be held at the home of Rick Hull, 1902 Brookside Dr., Independence, on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 1:00 PM.  Inurnment will be 11AM Friday, December 4, 2015,  at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence under the direction of Zach Webb Family Funeral Service. 

        Rodney Glenn Hull was born October 16, 1955, in Leavenworth, KS, to James and Margaret (Rich) Hull.  The family moved to Independence shortly after and he graduated Independence High School.  He was in the US Army from 1977-1981.  He was a General Sales Manager at Best Beverage in Independence.  On April 25, 1992, he married Wendy Kaiser and she survives at the home. 

        Survivors in addition to his wife, Wendy Hull, include:  Two daughters;  Adriana Moreno and Sara Hull.  Siblings;  Rick Hull, Cindi Alexander, and Greg Hull. Three grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Steve Hull. 

    Services under direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence.

    ***********************************************************************************

    William Porter

    1939-2015    

        William Porter age 77, formerly of Independence, passed away Tuesday, November 3, in Butler, MO.

         Funeral services for William Porter will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, November 12, 2015, at Zach Webb Family Funeral Service with Rev. Dick Drummeller of Crystalbrook Church officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery.  Friends may call at Zach Webb Family Funeral Service on Wednesday from 9 AM - 6 PM with the family receiving friends from 5 - 6 PM.  Memorial contributions may be made to Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.

         William Sherman Porter was born July 22, 1938, in Fayetteville, AR, to Ada Lee (Gilbreath) and James Arthur Porter.   He graduated Washington High School in Kansas City, KS.  He was a veteran of the US Army, serving from 1955-1959.  He was a farmer and most recently worked at Cessna in security.  He like to bowl, fish and hunt.  He had been married to Doris, Shirley, Delores and then Barbara, who preceded him in death in 2014.  

        William Porter is survived by:  Four daughters;  Roberta Williams, Milo, MO.  Dorothy Amos of Tennessee. Donna Soverns, KC, MO.  Billie Soverns, KC, KS.  Three brothers;  Paul, LeRoy, Troy Porter, and a sister, Arlene Faulkner.   22 grandchildren, 83 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren.   He was preceded by his parents, wife, Barbara and a daughter, Vickie. 

    Services under direction of locally owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence. 

    **********************************************************************************

    Joan Hawk

    1947-2015

         Joan C. Hawk, age 68, of Independence, passed away Monday, November 2, 2015, at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. 

         Funeral services for Joan Hawk will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, November 6, 2015 at the Independence Church of God, 202 S. 10th St. with Pastor Glen Liming officiating, with interment following in Neodesha City Cemetery.  Friends may call at Zach Webb Family Funeral Service on Thursday from 9AM -6PM with family present from 5 - 6.  Memorial contributions are requested to the American Heart Association or the American Liver Foundation and may be sent to Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301. 

         Joan Hawk was born August 19, 1947, in Neodesha, KS, to Juanita (Sanderson) and Victor Washabaugh.  She was raised in Neodesha and graduated Neodesha High School.  She had worked and Townsman Restaurant, Emerson Electric and area nursing homes.  She had attended the First Baptist Church.  In 1974, she married Mike Hawk and he survives at the home. 

         Survivors in addition to her husband, Mike, include:  Three children:  Wes (Tina) Washabaugh, Garden Plain, KS.  Terry Hawk, Independence, KS.  Virginia Condon and fiance' Frankie Haney of Independence.  Five grandchildren:  Jonathon and Becca Washabaugh and Nick, Nash, & Nicole Hawk.   She was preceded by her parents, a brother, Keith Washabaugh, a sister, Sandra Neese, and a daughter, Heather. 

    Services under direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service of Independence. 

    *********************************************************************************

    Anita Theel

    1943-2015

         Anita Theel, age 72, of Independence, passed away Sunday, November 1, 2015, at Presbyterian Manor in Topeka. 

        Graveside services for Anita Theel will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday at Neodesha City Cemetery with Jerry Botts officiating.  Friends may call at Zach Webb Family Funeral Service Friday from 9 AM- 6 PM with family receiving friends from 5-6 PM.  Memorial contributions may be made to Riverside Park and Zoo and sent to Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301. 

         Anita Louree Theel was born March 12, 1943, in Independence, to Elsie Louree (McHugh) and Cecil Lloyd Phillips.  She graduated Independence Bible College, and later attended Independence Beauty College.  She last years of employment were spent at Four County Mental Health and a member of God's Family Chapel.   She was a lifetime member of the VFW, and she enjoyed traveling with her husband and enjoyed teddy bears.  She married Myron Theel in Independence on February 16, 1973, and he preceded her in death in 1989. 

         Survivors of Anita Theel include:  One daughter; Rhonda Theel, Wichita, KS.  Two daughters of the heart:  Jennifer Keylon, Topeka, KS and Sue Coester, Girard, KS.  Brother; David W. Phillips, Burgaw, NC.  Three sisters;  Louise Manning and Cheryl Standridge, both of Florence, TX, and Terry Reed, League City, TX.  Six grandchildren, Chris  & Jessica Branham, Brandon & Heather Branham, Tisha Branham & Dustin Coester, and seven great-grandchildren. Six nieces and six nephews.  She was also preceded by her parents. 

    Services under direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence. 


    *********************************************************************************

    October  ( Joyce E. Hart / Earlene Kay Foulk / xxxxx xxxxxxxxx / Barbara Price )

    *********************************************************************************

    Joyce E. Hart 

    1946-2015

        Joyce Elaine Hart, age 69, of Coffeyville, passed away. Tuesday, October 20, at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. 

         Memorial services will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday, October 24, 2015, at Zach Webb Family Funeral Service with Zach Webb officiating.  Vistitation will begin at 2:00 PM.  Memorial contributions may be made to Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301. 

         Joyce Elaine Hart was born June 4, 1946, in Independence, KS.  She grew up in Coffeyville and graduated Field Kinley High School.   She was married to James LeRoy Pulley and then to Ray Hart.  The family lived in Tulsa, Atlanta, and other cities as she worked for Lockheed and McDonnell-Douglas as an aircraft assembler.  She moved back to Coffeyville in the '80's and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir. 

         Joyce is survived by two daughters:  Regina Manning and her husband, George, Jr. of Chicago, and Tia Hart of Coffeyville.  A sister; Nancy Johnson.  Three grandchildren:  Michael Stephens, Coridale Manning, La'Crecia Hart and Tyler Hart.  Nieces & nephews:  Herman and Tonya Callands and Albert Johnson.  Several great-grandchildren.

         She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Penny. 

    Services under direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence.

    **********************************************************************************

    Earlene Kay Foulk

    1945-2015

        Earlene Kay Foulk, age 70 of Bartlesville, passed away Friday, October 9, 2015, at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville. 

         Funeral services for Kay Foulk will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, October 15, 2015, at the Bolton Friends Church in Bolton, KS, with Pastor Grady Miller officiating.  Interment will follow at Sunnyside Cemetery in Caney, KS.  Friends may call Wednesday noon - 7PM with the family receiving friends from 6PM-7PM.   Memorial contributions are requested to Bolton Friends Church and may be sent to Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.  

         Kay Foulk was born July 6, 1945, in Caney, KS, to Pauline Fern (Stewart) and James Gordon John O'Shields.  She graduated from Caney High School and received Associate's Degree in Nursing from Independence Community College.  She was a registered nurse specializing in home health service until retirement.  On August 21, 1987, in Caney, she married James D. Foulk of El Dorado.  He survives at the home. 

         Survivors in addition to her husband James Foulk include:  Three children;  John L. (Jayme) O'Shields, Bartlesville, OK, Robert E. Foulk, Caney, KS, and Melissa D. (Will) Grant, Bartlesville, OK.   Two step-sons;  James (Jaclyn) Foulk and Edward (Christine) Foulk, both of California.  One brother;  John F. (Patty) O'Shields, Bolton, KS.  Four sisters;  Elsie B. Delgado of California, Ava L. Arnett, Wichita, KS, Nancy (Roy) Baker, Bartlesville, OK, and Angela (Edwin) Plooster, Caney, KS.  Thirteen grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. 

         Kay is preceded in death by her parents, one grandson, Tommy L. Foulk, one sister, Mary Elaine, and two brothers, James L. O'Shields and Don "Sonny Boy" Nally. 

         The Family would also like to show their gratitude to Roy and Darlene Patrick and Bobby Gates.

    Services under direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence. 

    **********************************************************************************

    Stephen Whiteside

    **********************************************************************************


    Barbara G. Price

    1932-2015

         Barbara Grace Price, 83, formerly of Independence, passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at Catholic Care Center in Wichita. 

         Graveside services will be held on Friday, October 9, 2015,   at 1:00 p.m. Mount Hope Cemetery in Independence Kansas. Honorary pallbearers will be her six grandchildren Kati Price, Kody Price, Kyle Price, Jedediah Blocker, Sarada Archer and Jacob Kuhn. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Care Center and sent to Zach Webb Family Funeral Service 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.  

         She was born in Independence, Kansas on August 7, 1932 to Harvey and Eva (Chaffin) Spradling. She grew up Independence until moving to Hutchinson with her family for her senior year of high school. 

         On March 24, 1950 she was united in marriage to Bobby J. Price. They traveled the country while following Bob's career with the U.S. Navy until settling in Abilene in 1963. He preceded her in death on March 6, 2004. 

         Barbara was a homemaker until she began working for USD 435 in 1973 at Kennedy Elementary School. She retired in 1992 when she and Bob moved to Northwest Arkansas. It was here that she was able to turn her crafting hobby into a business as well as spending her days gardening and enjoying the outdoors. 

         Survivors include her three children -John "Chris" Price and wife Deb, of Manhattan, Shawntel Blocker and husband Keith, of Green Forest, AR and Tian Kuhn and husband Bill, of Olathe. Five siblings - Betty (Don) Main and Tommy (Martha) Spradling all of Grove, OK, Ardis Perry of Miami, OK, Sandra (Russell) Blake of Ness City, KS and Steve (Diane) Spradling of Lincoln, NE; sister-in-law Lois Spradling of Cherryvale, KS; 6 grandchildren and one great grandchild as well as numerous nieces and nephews. 

        Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather Forrest Betzer; her brother Jimmie Spradling and daughter-in-law Patty Price. 

    Services under direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence. 

    *******************************************************************************

    September  ( Sharon Slickelman / Nettie Schaub)

    *********************************************************************************

    Sharon Slickelman

    1946-2015

       Sharon Slickelman, age 68, passed away September 14, 2015, in Kansas City, Kansas. 

         Celebration of Life Services and visitation will be held beginning at 2PM Sunday at the Paola Senior Center, 121 W. Wea St, in Paola.  Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home. 

        Sharon was born October 12, 1946, in Kansas City, KS, to Fred and Ruth (Berry) Debrick. She was married to Samuel Lee and later to Gene Slickelman.  She was a homemaker.

    Survivors include:  Three sons;  Sam Lee and Kathy, Gardner, KS.  Scott and Krista Lee, Paola, KS.  Shawn and Tracie Lee, KC, KS.  A sister; Colleen and Bud Ocamb, KC, KS, and their two daughters, Tracy and Lea.  Ten grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Betty.  

         Services under direction of Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS 67301. 


    *********************************************************************************

    Nettie L. Schaub

    1918-2015

         Ms. Nettie L. Schaub , age 97 or Independence, passed away on the morning of Saturday, September 5, 2015,in Independence. 

         Memorial services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, September 12, 2015, in Gault Hall at the First United Methodist Church in Independence, with Rev. Melanie Adams officiating.  Inurnment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association and sent to Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS 67301.

         Ms. Schaub was born April 28, 1918, in Coffeyville, KS, to Glenn and Pansy (Wilson) Scott.  Her family moved to Independence, where she graduated high school, Independence Junior College and Independence Business College.  She was employed by the Beldorf Theater, J.C. Penney's, Union Gas, Sinclair Oil, Montgomery County Courthouse and Dr. George Jones.  

         She married Philip R. Schaub, Jr. in Sanford Florida on December 19, 1942, as he prepared for his WWII tour of duty in the European Theater as a decorated Navy pilot.  They were members of the First United Methodist Church for over 50 years.  Mr. Schaub preceded her in death in 2006. 

         Ms. Nettie loved the outdoors, especially birds and plants, becoming a local gardening expert.  She was active in her church, clubs and golfing events.  

         Survivors include:  Karen Lynn Hein and her husband, Rick, of Hammond, LA.  Two Grandchildren;  Matthew Hein, a strategic sourcing specialist at Amedisys International , and Meghan Hein, a certified paralegal attaining a law degree.  She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. 

     Services under direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence. 


    *********************************************************************************

    August ( William Pritchett / Roy Fleischer / Johnny  Dufoe / Jim McDiarmid / Larry Liming )

    *********************************************************************************

    William E. Pritchett

    1927-2015

         William E. Pritchett, age 88, of Independence, passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at his residence.

         Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, August 29, 2015, at Zach Webb Family Funeral Service with Zach Webb officiating.  The family will receive friends beginning at 10AM.  Interment will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery south of Independence.  Memorial contributions may be made to Veteran's Freedom Square and sent to Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS 67301.  

         William Pritchett was born February 23, 1927, in Richland, MO to Anna Francis Pritchett.  He grew in Parsons and Independence and joined the Army National Guard.  On October 20, 1962, he married Sandra Hardesty in Las Vegas, NV.  She preceded him in death.  They lived in California and Dodge City, KS for 18 years before moving to Independence in the early 1980's.  He worked for Gray County as an equipment operator.  

         Survivors include:  Two daughters; Edith Pritchett of the home and Carol Jones, Independence.  Two grandchildren; Christopher and William Short.  Two great grandsons, Devin and Gavin Short.  He babysat many that called him 'grandpa'.  He was preceded in death by his mother and siblings.

    Services under direction locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Indepenendence. 

    *********************************************************************************

    Roy Wayne Fleischer

    1954-2015

         Roy Wayne Fleischer, age 60, of Independence,passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2015, at his residence. 

          Memorial services will be held 2 PM Saturday, August 22, 2015, at Zach Webb Family Funeral Service.  Memorial contributions to the family may be made and sent to Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.

         Roy Fleischer was born November 8, 1954, in Spencer, Massachusetts, to  Kenneth M. and Rachel Alberta (Wood) Fleischer.   He was raised and attended school in Lenox, MA.  He was a veteran of the US Navy during Vietnam.  On May 12, 1973, in Lenox, he married Donna Pelkey and she survives at the home.  The family moved to the Independence area in 1982.  He worked as a handyman and with A&D Commercial Cleaning as well as a telemarketing manager.  He was a member of the Episcopal Church and Heaven's Headquarters in Pawhuska, OK.

         Survivors in addition to his wife Donna Fleischer of the home include:  Three daughters;  Rebecca Shrum, Jessica Fleischer, and Christina Shrum, all of Independence.  Siblings;  Eric Fleischer, AZ.  Bobby Fleischer, OH. Sarah Lacaillaide, NH.  Jane Beaudoin, MA.  and Damon Fleischer, MA.   Four grandchildren;  Nicholas, Nicole, and Nash Hawk, and Kaleigh Shrum. 

    He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Mary. 

    Services under direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence.

    *********************************************************************************

    Johnny Lee (J.D.) Dufoe

    1953-2015

         Johnny Lee Dufoe, 62, of Independence, passed away Thursday, August 6, 2015, at his residence. 

         Memorial services for Johnny Dufoe will be held 7;00 PM Friday, August 14, 2015, at Zach Webb Family Funeral Service.   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS 67301.  

         J.D. was born March 3, 1953, in Oklahoma City, OK, to Marvin and Diane Dufoe and raised in Caney, KS.  In 1971, he entered the US Navy and was a Vietnam Veteran.  On November 24, 1974, in San Diego, he married Teresa Pilch and she survives at the home.  The family lived in Caney and moved to Independence in 2000.  He worked for his dad at Caney Castings, then was a manager at Seal-Tite in Independence and later worked for Cobalt for 5 years.  

         Survivors in addition to his wife, Teresa Dufoe, include:  Son; Jason Dufoe, Independence.  Sister; Peggy Strong, Humbolt, KS.  Four grandchildren; Michael, Cody, Jordan and Madline.  

         He was preceded by his daughter, Jamie Dufoe and his sister, Helen Brooks.  

    Services under direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence. 


    *********************************************************************************

    James L. (Jim) McDiarmid

    1943-2015

    Jim McDiarmid, age 72, of Independence, passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2015, at Via Christi St. Francis Medical Center in Wichita.  

         Funeral Services for Jim McDiarmid will be held at 10 AM Saturday, August 8, at First Christian Church in Independence, with burial following in Mt. Hope Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday from 9 AM - 7 PM with the family receiving friends from 6-7 PM at Zach Webb Family Funeral Service.  Memorial contributions may be made to Veteran's Freedom Square or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.  

        Jim McDiarmid was born July 2, 1943, in Hermitage, AR to Ethel Audrey (Boyette) and John Curry McDiarmid.  He grew up and went to school in El Dorado, AR and Florien, LA.   His family moved to Independence in 1960 where he was one of "Kayo's Boys" and graduated from IHS in 1963.  In 1968, he joined the US Army, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant while serving in Vietnam.  He had worked at Independence Bottling Company prior to Vietnam, and retired in 2005 from the cement plant after working there for 34 years. He later drove for Quality Motors and Quality Toyota.   He was a member of the 1011th Quartermaster Service & Supply Company, Army National Guard, lifetime member of VFW and the Boilermaker's Union. 

         On June 5, 1966, he married Loretta M. Reynolds and they later divorced. On October 4, 1985, he married Becky L. Morris and she survives at the home. 

        Survivors in addition to the wife, Becky McDiarmid, include; his mother, Ethel Beach, Independence, KS. Sons; Justin Scott (Andie) McDiarmid, Independence, Ryan C. McDiarmid, Independence. “Adopted son,” Brian Hight, Independence. Two sisters; Linda (Jim) Matthews, Independence, and Judy (Harold) Hugo, Cherryvale. Grandchildren: Dylan McDiarmid, Kimberly Scheibe, Mark and Javan Freeman; and one great grandchild, Oaklee McDiarmid.

        He was preceded in death by his father, J.C., his son, Chad E. McDiarmid, two brothers, Johnny and Tom McDiarmid, and his step-father, Jack Beach.

    Services under direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence. 

    **********************************************************************************

    Larry J. Liming

    1949-2015

         Larry Jim Liming, age 65, of Independence, passed away Friday, July 31, 2015, at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville.  

         Memorial services for Larry Liming will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, August 8, at Zach Webb Family Funeral Service with Zach Webb officiating.  Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service.  Memorial contributions may be made to Ralph Mitchell Zoo and sent to Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301. 

        Larry Liming was born December 24, 1949, in Coffeyville, KS, to Jim and Felina (Hutchinson) Liming.  He was raised and schooled in Dearing.  On June 24, 1978, in Independence, he married Gaylene Dix and she survives at the home.   He had worked at Sinclair Park and been a butcher at Hosney's before 1988, when he joined the City of Independence at Ralph Mitchell Zoo, where he enjoyed working until 2012.   He loved the outdoors and his grandchildren. 

         Survivors in addition to his wife, Gaylene Liming, include: Four children;  Michael Liming, Greensboro, AR, Laurie Houston, Parsons, KS, Brian Liming, Independence, KS, and Steven Ferrell.   Four siblings; Violet Carter, Independence, KS, Robert Liming, Pittsburg, KS,  Sherry Freeman, Coffeyville, KS, and Willie Liming, St. George, KS.  Eight grandchildren; Clinton, Veronica, Stephanie, Jessica, Jeffrey, Brandon, Jacob and Dominic,  and five great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  

    Services under direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence. 

    **********************************************************************************

    July ( Judy Hardeman / Adam Moore / Mildred Brashier / Mary Trizilla)

    *********************************************************************************

    Judy A. Hardeman

    1951-2015

         Judy Ann Hardeman, age 63, passed away Friday, July 17, 2015, at her residence. 

         Services for Judy Hardeman will be held at 10 AM Friday, July 24, 2015, at Zach Webb Family Funeral Service with Pastor Brendt Wills, of Eagle Rock Ministries officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence. The family will recieve friends at the funeral home Thursday, 6-7 PM.   Memorial contributions are requested to the American Cancer Society and may be sent to Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS 67301. 

         Judy Hardeman was born Dec. 17, 1951, at San Bernardino, CA, to Myrtle M. (Vineyard) and Wilford Franklin Mansell.  She was raised in San Bernardino.   She married David Eytcheson and they later divorced.  She was then married to Richard Hardeman for 22 years.   She was a homemaker who enjoyed her family and pets.  

       Survivors include:  three sons;  David Eytcheson, Independence, KS,   Darryl Eytcheson, Caney, KS, and Ricky Lee Hardeman, San Bernardino , CA.  Ten grandchildren and four great-grandchild.  A brother, Bud Mansell of Texas and sister Shirley McWilliams, San Bernardino.  She was preceded in death by her parents, step-father and two sisters. 

    Services under direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence

    **********************************************************************************

    Adam Moore

    1976-2015

    Adam Moore, age 39, of Independence, passed away June 20, 2015, in Wichita.

        Memorial services will be held at 2;00 PM, Saturday, August 1, 2015, at the Booth Hotel in Independence.  Memorial contributions may be made to Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS 67301.  

         Adam Lee Moore was born March 23, 1976, in Neodesha, KS, to  Jerry and Ruth Ann (McCoy) Moore.  He grew up in Independence and graduated from IHS in 1994.   Soon after, he married Jubilee Graven, and they later divorced.  He owned Custom Construction, specializing in flooring.  He was a member of the Church of Christ and loved camping and football.  

         Survivors include:  Mother; Ruth Ann Moore, Independence.  Four children;  Trenton Moore and fiance', Bailey Tran, of Oklahoma City, OK.  Savannah Taylor, Marshall, OK.  Rylan Tuttle and Alexis Tuttle, both of Wichita.  Three siblings:  Susan Moore, Samuel Moore and Christopher Moore, all of Independence.  Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, neices and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father,  Jerry Moore. 

    Services pending with locally owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence. 

    **********************************************************************************

    Mildred L. (Siebold) Brashier

    1916-2015

     Mildred Louise Brashier, age 99, of Elk Falls, KS, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at Twilight Manor in Howard.  

         Memorial services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, August 15, at Calvary Chapel in Elk Falls, Kansas. 

         Mildred Brashier was born April 18, 1916 in Goddard, KS, to Frederick and Edith (Walker) Petersen.  She was raised in Wichita and attended Wichita East High School.  In 1933, she married Harold Seibold.  They later divorced.  In 1957, she married Willard (Red) Brashier and he preceded her in death in 2012.  She had lived near Fall River and Elk City and was a member of Elk City Christian Church, where she sang in the choir and was and avid pianist. 

         Survivors include:  Children; Bill Siebold, Paso Robles, CA.  Darryl Brashier, Mesa, AZ. Fred Siebold, of Missouri.  Edith Siebold, of Oklahoma and Lori Williamson of Elk Falls, KS.   Eleven grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.   

         She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 2 brothers, 3 grandchildren, and a son Gregg Siebold. 

    Mom was born in April 1916 to Fred and Edith (Walker) Petersen outside of Goddard Ks. She was the youngest of three with two older brothers, Walker and Byron. She went to high school in Wichita. She learned to play the piano and liked to sing. She met and married her first husband, Harold Siebold (older brother of a school girlfriend) in 1933. By 1936 with two children, William and Gregg, the family moved to California to the small town of Port Hueneme. When the war began in late 1941, Harold went in to the navy and Mildred (now with a third boy Fred) moved back to Wichita to spend the war years with her parents. The children were cared for by Grandma while Mildred worked in the defense industry supporting the ware effort. At the war's end the family (now with addition of a daughter, Edith Ann) returned to California and resumed a piece time life. In 1950 Mildred and Harold returned to Wichita to be closer to her parents and extended family. Two more children were added to the clan, Darryl in 1952 and Lori in 1954. Divorce followed and Mired then met and married Willard (Red) Brashier. They were married for 55 years until his death in 2012. 

    Mom loved to write poetry. She played piano at church and sang in the choir at church until she was about 95. She always had a hug and a smile for anyone she met. -- Lori Williamson


    ***********************************************************************************

    Mary Trizila

    1950-2015

        Mary Eleanor Trizila, age 65 of Sedan, passed away, Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at Mercy Hospital in Independence. 

         Memorial services will be held at a later date under the direction of Zach Webb Family Funeral Service.

         Mary Trizila was born January 21, 1950, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Charles and Eleanor (Frank) Clark.   She was raised in Omaha and a member of the Red Hat Society.   She spent 20+ years as a radiologist X-ray and CAT scan technician, was an author of a series of fictional books, an adjunct college professor, and certified hypnotherapist.    She obtained her B.S. from College of Saint Mary and a Masters of Science Degree in Administration  from University of Central Michigan. 

        Survivors include:  Two sons;  Jon Trizila, Quantico, VA, and Pat Trizila, Hermosa Beach, CA.  One brother;  Bob Clark, Lincoln, NB.  She was preceded by her parents and a brother. 

    Services under direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service of Independence.


    ********************************************************************************************************************

    June   (Gary L. Ashworth)

    *********************************************************************************************************************


    Gary L. Ashworth

    1940-2015

         Gary L. Ashworth, age 75, of Independence, passed awayTuesday, June 9, 2015, at his home. 

         Private memorial services for Mr. Ashworth will be held at a later date under the direction of Webb Family Funeral Service of Independence. 

         Gary L. Ashworth was born February 2, 1940, in Monterey, CA, to Helen Lilly Mae (Leasure) and Clyde Vance Ashworth.  He was raised in California and attended schools in San Francisco.  He was an over-the-road truck driver and had attended the Elk City Christian Church.  

         On May 8, 1970, he married Janice Sue Reidle Campbell in Reno, NV.  The couple moved to Independence in 1994.  

         Survivors include:  Wife, Janice Ashworth, of Independence.  Son; Steven (Jewelz) Ashworth, Independence.  Step-son;  Dennis Campbell, Neodesha, KS.  Step-sister; Stephanie Krumm, Stockton, California.  Step-brother; Danny Dowell of Idaho.  Three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  A loving caregiver;  Charlotte Koester, Independence. 

         He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Clyde Dale, and a son, David Ashworth.

    Services under direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service of Independence. 


    ***********************************************************************************

    April   ( Dallas Carr / Brian L. Lewis)

    ***********************************************************************************


    Dallas K. Carr

    1955-2015

         Dallas K. Carr, age 59, of Kingsdown, KS, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at his home. 

         Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at 2 pm at Webb Family Funeral Service, with Zach Webb officiating .  Memorial contributions  for the family may be sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.  

         Dallas Carr was born April 24, 1955, in Garden City, KS, to  William and Mearlene (Brunson) Carr.  He attended Garden City Schools.  He was a welder, mechanic, artist and musician and was his family's primary caregiver.  He was married to Karen Gwynn and they later divorced.   He was a generous man with a big heart. 

         Survivors include his daughter;  Marisha (Todd) Thiessen, Independence, KS.  Three Grandchildren;  D.J. , Celestina, and Kaycee. Siblings  Michael Carr, Kingsdown, KS, Vickie Davis, Checotah, OK, 

         He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Jaime Carr, and two granddaughters, Maiah & McKellah.  

    Services under direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence.


    ***********************************************************************************


    Brian L. Lewis

    1964-2015

         Brian L. Lewis, age 50, of Emporia, and formerly of Independence, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Topeka.

          Private memorial graveside services will take place at later date under the direction of Webb Family Funeral Service.  

          Brian Lewis was born November 9, 1964, in Independence, KS, to Sherrie (Williams) and Leland Lewis.  He attended local schools and had worked in maintenance at the City of Emporia.  He had also attended the Southern Baptist Church.  

    Survivors in addition to his parents, Leland and Sherrie Lewis of the home, include:  His Grandmother, LaVonne Williams, Independence, and extended family.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Marla. 

    Services under the direction of locally owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence. 


    ***********************************************************************************

    March ( Claudia Sherley / Ronald E. Welch / Jo Ann Sherman Halsey )

    ***********************************************************************************


    Claudia Sherley

    1947-2015

         Gladys Claudia Sherley, age 68 of Independence, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015, at home following an illness. 

         Graveside memorial services for Claudia Sherley will be held 2:00 PM, Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Radical Cemetery, north of Independence, with Rev Charles Rice officiating.  Memorial contributions to the Cancer Center of Kansas may be left with Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301. 

         Claudia Sherley was born February 3, 1947, in Tulsa, OK, to Gladys Letha (Stevens) and Claude Merritt Hanson, one of twelve children.  She grew up in Chautauqua County, where her father was Sheriff.  She attended high school in Skiatook, OK.  

         She married Edward LeRoy Richardson in 1965 and they later divorced.  In 1983, she married Richard Sherley and he passed away in October, 2012.  She had worked for Emerson Electric and remodeled homes.  She loved collecting antiques and restoring furniture.  

         Survivors include:  Her children;  Edward L. Richardson, III, of Richmond, KS.  Shannon Renee Ward, of Des Moines, IA.  Scott Richardson, Lonnie Richardson, and Richard Dustin Sherley, all of Independence, KS.  Siblings;  Ora Lee Small, Gilmer, TX.  Alice Hanson, Harrah, OK.  Margaret Kepler, Pryor, OK.  Johnny Hanson, Independence, KS.  Millie T. Dasher, Catoosa, OK.  And Pat Rodman, Alvin, TX.  Many nieces and nephews.  Eleven grandchildren.  

    She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Richard, daughter Dawn Roberts Thatcher, and step-daughter, Angela Burgos and siblings; Frances, Frank, Dorothy, Betty and Vera. 

    Services under direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service of Independence. 

    **********************************************************************************

    Ronald E. Welch

    1959-2015

        Ronald Eugene Welch, age 55 , of Independence, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Mercy Hospital following a lengthy illness.

       Memorial services will be held at a later date.

        Ronald E. Welch was born December 30, 1959, in Ventura, CA, to Mary Jane (Shrock) and Robert Welch.  He was raised in Hawaii and graduated from Kailua, Oahu, High School in 1979.  He was a talented chef, surfer and car enthusiast.  He was employed as a master carpenter and home builder and was a member of the Carpenter's Union.  Ronald was a non-denominational Christian and moved to Independence in April, 2014, to assist his parents. 

         Survivors include;  His parents, Bob and Mary Jane Welch of Independence.  A sister, Peggy Sue Welch of Watsonville, CA.  His companion, Sherry Moefu, of the home.  Two nieces,  a nephew, and his cat, Micron. 

    Services under the direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence. 


    ***********************************************************************************


    Jo Ann Sherman Halsey

    1929-2015

      Jo Ann Sherman Halsey, age 85, passed away Saturday, February 28, 2015, at Brandon Woods Retirement Center in Lawrence. 

         Celebration of life services will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday,  March 7, 2015, at the Church of the Epiphany, Episcopal, 400 E. Myrtle, with Mother Joyce W. Holmes, Rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Chanute, Kansas, officiating.  Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery.    Friends may call Friday from 9AM-7PM with the family receiving friends from 5-7 PM at Webb Family Funeral Service. 

    .  Memorial contributions may be made to either Animals With Our Love (AWOL), the Sherman Halsey Memorial Scholarship Fund at the KU Theatre and Film & Media Studies or the Symbiotic Behavior Treatment Center ( www.symbioticbtc.org ) and sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS, 67301.    

            Jo Ann Sherman Halsey was born March 28, 1929, in St. Joseph, MO to Dorothy K. (Bettis) and Chester O. Sherman. Jo Ann passed away at the age of 85, on Saturday, February 28, at Brandon Woods in Lawrence, Kansas.   Jo Ann is the 10th great granddaughter of Mary Love Wentworth and Elder William Brewster, Patriarch of the Pilgrims, who arrived on the Mayflower.  She lived in S. Sugar Creek, MO; Lawrence, Independence and Overland Park, KS. She graduated from Chanute HS in 1947 and Chanute Junior College, where she was elected to Sigma Alpha Juco Honor Society. 

           She worked at the Plaza Bank on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, MO; helped run her husband’s artist management company while he served in the Army; was a fashion model and later owned Jo Ann's Photography Studio in Independence, KS, where she also co-founded  the A.W.O.L. Humane Society.  She was on the Board of Directors of the Riverside Park & Zoo. 

         She married Jim (James Albert) Halsey in 1953 and they later divorced. They lived in Huntsville, Alabama; Los Angeles, Toluca Lake and Pacific Palisades, California and Independence, Kansas. 

           Jo Ann always greeted people with a warm smile and was known for her outgoing personality, helping others, her creativity and love of life.  Jo Ann dedicated her life to her children and to animals in need.  Jo Ann's interests included animal rights, helping people, art, interior design, photography, dance, math, gardening flowers, being outdoors, fashion, friends, cooking and baking. She liked to support young artists by purchasing their work. She was very athletic and excelled at horseback riding, ice skating, skiing, tennis, table tennis, marksmanship and other sports. Jo Ann played the part of 'Stupifying Jones' in the first Neewollah production of Lil' Abner. 

          She had two children: Sherman Brooks Halsey (1957- 2013) and Gina Halsey of Lawrence, KS, who survives.  She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Francis James Sherman and Daniel Lee Sherman; and her son, Sherman Halsey.

    **********************************************************************************

    February ( Lyla Berry / Pauline Wolf / Bill Tryon )

    **********************************************************************************

    Lyla Jean Berry

    1936-2015

         Lyla Jean Berry, 79, of Olathe, KS, formerly of Elk City, KS, passed away Monday, February 23, 2015, surrounded by her family.       Memorial graveside services will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 28th, at Oak Hill Cemetery, Elk City, KS, with Rev. Ron Kuszak officiating.  In lieu of flowers, please remember Lyla by the quilt she made you and if attending, please bring your cherished quilt to the services.

         Lyla was born on February 5, 1936 to Lyle and Aline (Stong) Bruce in Elk City, KS.  She was employed by Elkhorn School District and Roncolli Catholic Schools as an Accountant.  Lyla loved to write stories, watch birds and above all was her passion of quilt making.  As a Master Quilt Maker, she donated numerous quilts to various organizations.  Many family members cherish the quilt made specially for them.  Her love of cooking has been passed on through the generations.  She will be remembered as a dedicated mother, loving grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend to many.

         Lyla is survived by her devoted children, Bill (Cindy) Berry of Olathe, KS, Allen Berry of Omaha, NE, and Lyla Hinsley of Olathe, KS; brother, Tom (Kay) Bruce of Elk City, KS; 2 sisters, Violet Brownrigg of Welda, KS and Alberta (Robert) Kroeker of Eugene, OR.  Also left to cherish her memory are 7 grandchildren, Brent (Jenny) Berry, Jim (Carah) Berry, Lynda Hinsley, Kathryn (Mike) Bierle, Brett Hinsley, Joshua (Rochelle) Berry and Martin Hutfless, 4 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

          Ms. Berry was preceded in death by her parents, daughters, Lynda Berry and Robina Hutfless and sister Carol Cohee.  

    Services directed by locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence, KS. 


    ***********************************************************************************

      Pauline Sue Wolf

    1935-2015

         Pauline Sue Wolf, age 79, of Independence, passed away Monday, February 23, 2015, at Montgomery Place in Independence. 

         Memorial Services for Pauline Wolf will be held at 2:00PM, Friday, February 27, 2015, at Webb Family Funeral Service with Zach Webb officiating.  The family will receive friends beginning at 1;:00PM prior to the service.  Memorial Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or Mercy Hospice and sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS, 67301.  

         Pauline Wolf was born July 24, 1935, in Tonkawa, OK, to Ruth (Thomas) and Roosevelt Mayfield.  She was raised there and graduated Tonkawa High School.  On June 30, 1956, in Ponca City, OK, she married James Reed Henderson, and they later divorced.  On April 1, 1993, in Bartlesville, OK, she married Leo Delmar Wolf and he preceded her in death.  She had worked in supermarkets while living in Carlsbad, NM, Hot Springs, AR, Lamar, CO, and Safford, AZ.  After moving to Independence, she had worked at Homeland, Sandott Lumber, Glenwood Estates, Pik & Tote and Casey's.  She had many interests, notably her dachshunds and grandchildren. 

         Survivors include:  Children;  James Reed Henderson, Jr. (Judith), Scottsdale, AZ.  Shari Lyn Akin, Independence, KS.  Steven (Bo) Thomas Henderson, USN (ret.), Lakewood, CO.   Grandchildren;  Brandace Kristine Magner, Dylan James Henderson, Jack Anthony Henderson, Sam Morgan Henderson.  Siblings;  James Mayfield, USN (ret.). 

         She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, and a sister, Elaine Griffith. 

    Services directed by locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence, KS.     

    ***********************************************************************************

    William Andrew Tryon

    1945-2015

         William A. Tryon, age 69, formerly of Independence and Coffeyville, passed away January 31, 2015, in Katy, TX.

        Memorial luncheon and celebration of life for William A. Tryon will begin at 1:00 PM, Thursday, February 5, 2015 at the Church of the Nazarene's fellowship hall.   Memorial contributions may be made to Standard Motor Product's Willing Hearts and Helping Hands Fund and sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS, 67301.

          Mr. Tryon was born April 20, 1945, in Oswego, KS, to Jessie Gladys (Kelley) and Leonard Andrew Tryon.  He grew up in the Big Hill Area and graduated from Labette County High School in 1963.  He later enlisted in the Army National Guard.  He worked for ACC/Standard Motor Products from 1973 until his retirement in 2010.  He was a member of the Methodist Church, recently attending Trinity United Methodist in Coffeyville.  He enjoyed family, farming, and cooking for a crowd.  

         Suvivors include;  Three daughters:  Kathy (Shane) Smith of Katy,TX.  Christy (Shawn) Thomas of Burlington, KS.  Maranda (Tanner) Holmes of Independence, KS.  Three Step-children: Rochelle Mueller, Rhonda Mydland, and Jonathan Mydland.  One Brother;  Jerry (Phyllis) Tryon, Wellington, KS.  14 Grandchildren;  Drew, Gabby, Ella Kate, Ryan, Collin, Allie, Kaden, Connor, Isabella, Ashley, Cameron, Sabrina, Brittany, and Logan.  Cousins, Nieces and Nephews.  

      He was preceded by his parents, sister; Margie Laine, and companion, Mary Ann Reynolds.  

    Services under the direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence.


     

    ***********************************************************************************

    January  ( Julie K. Sparrowhawk Robinson / Vincent Pursley / Elva Andres Fowler )

    ***********************************************************************************

    Julie Kay Sparrowhawk Robinson

    1946-2014

         Julie Kay Sparrowhawk Robinson, formerly of Independence, passed away December 17, 2014, at her home in Broomfield, Colorado. 

         Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 17, 2015, at Gault Hall at the First United Methodist Church in Independence, KS, with Rev. Melanie Adams officiating.   Memorial contributions to the Children's Hospital of Colorado may be sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301. 

       Julie was born September 20, 1946, in Tulsa, OK, to Alan and Lucille (Clark) Sparrowhawk and the family moved to Independence in 1956.  She graduated from Independence High School in 1964 and Independence Community Junior College in 1966.  She had a long career with Mobil Oil in Dallas and Houston.  She spent the last 15 years in Broomfield, CO, continuing to work in the oil industry. Upon her death, she was a valued employee of Sundance Energy. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where she married Scott Pfuehler, and the Tulsa Corvette Club.  In her spare time, Julie loved decorating, designing floral arrangements and cooking. She also enjoyed volunteering at the Children's Hospital of Colorado. 

         Survivors include:  Her parents; Alan and Lucille Sparrowhawk, Independence, KS.  Her son; Sean (Kerri) Pfuehler, Flower Mound, TX.  Daughter;  Jodi (David Curley) Pfuehler, Independence, KS.  Her sister;  Kathy Raub, Independence, KS.  Her brother;  Bryan Sparrowhawk, Monroe, WA.  Grandchildren; Alexandra, Kaden and Nicholas.  

         She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Ryan Faith Pfuehler. 

    Services under the direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence.


    ***********************************************************************************

    Vincent Blake Pursley

    1954-2015

    Vincent B. Pursley, 60, of Topeka and longtime Independence resident,  passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015, at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka following an illness. 

         Memorial celebration of life for Vincent Blake Pursley will be held at 4:20 PM on Friday, January 9, 2015, at Webb Family Funeral Service with Zach Webb officiating.  A reception will follow at the American Legion at approximately 5:30 PM.  Inurnment will take place in Mt. Hope Cemetery at a later date.  

         Vincent B. Pursley was born August 24, 1954, in Coffeyville, KS, to Wanita Darlene (Wills) and Ronald Eugene Pursley.   He grew up in Independence, attending local schools and Independence High School.  He had worked in area oil fields, Automotive Control Corporation, and was an over-the-road truck driver for Southern Cal Transport.  He had recently become an ordained Christian minister.  'Pop-pop' loved being on the road.  On May 2, 2009, he married Kathy Cefarelli in Independence and she survives at the home..

        Additional survivors include: 

          Six Children;  Vincent Neil (Ericka) Pursley, Independence.  Lindsay Meyers, Alaska.  Destiny Nicole (John) Reeve, Dewey, OK.  Chandra K. (Justin) Meyers, Texas.  Katrina Pursley, South Coffeyville, OK.  Kristine Cefarelli, Topeka, KS.   

         Three Siblings:  Terry (Wanda) Pursley, Camden, AR.  Susan Patterson, Independence.  Ronald E. Pursley II, Independence.  

        Nine Grandchildren;  Trenston, Landon, Isabella, Isaiah, Wyatt, Ava, Madilynn, Ayden, Kinnzleigh.   His Aunt Reeta (Bob) Rumfelt.  He was preceded in death by his parents. 

    Services under the direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence.

    ***********************************************************************************

    Elva E. Andres Fowler

    1925-2015

         Elva E. Andres Fowler, 89, of Independence, passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015, at her residence surrounded by her family.  

         Graveside funeral services for Elva Elizabeth Andres Fowler will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, January 8, 2015, at Fawn Creek Cemetery north of Tyro, KS, with Rev. Charles Rice officiating.  Friends may call at Webb Family Funeral Service on Wednesday from 9 AM-8 PM with the family receiving friends from 6-8PM.  Memorial contributions to AWOL may be sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS, 67301.  

         Elva E. Andres Fowler was born October 29, 1925, in rural Independence, to Walter C. and Iva L. (Stephens) Caldwell.  She grew up in Independence and attended local schools. 

         On February 22, 1941, in Independence, she married Roy A. Andres.  Mr. Andres preceded her in death in 1985.  In July, 1993, she married Paul R. Fowler and he also preceded her in death. 

         She was a homemaker, member of the Church of the Brethren, VFW and American Legion Auxiliary, Montgomery County Genealogy Society and volunteered at Independence Public Library in the genealogy department.  She enjoyed crafts, quilting and sewing. 

         Survivors include: 

          Her children;  Gary (Judy) Andres, Coffeyville.  Jack (Nadine) Andres, Independence.  Bill (Jeanie) Andres, Independence.  Kay (Ron) Hensley, Coffeyville . Dennis (Veronica) Andres, Coffeyville.  Danny (Carla) Andres, Independence.  David (Stacy) Andres, Independence. 

    Siblings:  Robert (Sandy) Caldwell, Midland, TX.  Patty Jo (Gene) Hoge, Yuba City, CA.  Mary Jane (Robert) Hannigan, Hutchinson, KS.  Jerry Caldwell, Newton, KS.  James (Sue) Caldwell, Independence, KS. 

      Nineteen grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild. 

     She was preceded in death by her parents,  brothers, Carl and Charles Caldwell and her sisters, Emma Bockover and Edna Bennett. 

    Service under the direction of locally owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence. 



    **********************************

    2014

    **********************************************************************************


    December  ( Jack Beach / Jerry Root / Gwen Webb )


    ***********************************************************************************


    Jack Beach

    1939-2014

         Jack Beach, age 75, of Independence, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at his home surrounded by family and friends.

           Memorial services for Jack Beach will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, December 20, 2014, at the Berean Christian Mission Center in Independence with Rev. Michael Rose officiating.  Friends may call Friday from 9AM-8PM at Webb Family Funeral Service with the family receiving friends from 6-8PM.  Private family inurnment will be at a later date at Mt. Hope Cemetery.  The family may be contacted earlier friday at the Jim McDiarmid residence, 665 Tower Dr. in Independence.  Memorial contributions to Berean Christian Mission Center and may be sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS 67301. 

         Jack Beach was born February 26, 1939, in Independence, KS, to Fred and Marie Mae (Smith) Beach.  He attended local schools and graduated in 1958.  Jack spent 6 years in US Army Reserves. He had worked for Safeway, Starcraft, and retired from the cement plant.  He was a member of the Berean Christian Mission Center and the Masons, was one of "Kayo's Boys".  He enjoyed his bowling league and fishing and golfing.  

         On July 12, 1971, in Bartlesville, OK, he married Ethel A. (Boyett) McDiarmid and she survives at the home. 

         Survivors in addition to his wife include:  Stepchildren;  Linda (Jimmy) Matthews, Independence, KS, Jim (Becky) McDiarmid, Independence, KS, and Judy (Harold) Hugo, Cherryvale, KS.  Two daughters-in-law;  Pat and Janie McDiarmid, both of Independence.  A sister; Suretta Sue Beach, Neodesha, KS.  A nephew, aunts, uncles and cousins.  Eleven grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, and thirteen great-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two stepsons, Tom McDiarmid and Johnny McDiarmid, a grandson, Chad McDiarmid, and a niece, Christina Brown.  

     Services under the direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence.


    ***********************************************************************************


    Jerry L. Root

    1950-2014

        Jerry Lynn Root, age 64 of Independence, passed away Friday, December 5, 2014, at VA Hospital in Wichita.  

         Graveside memorial services for Jerry Root will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, December 12, 2014, in Mount Hope Cemetery in Independence with Zach Webb officiating and military funeral rites by the Kansas Army National Guard.  

         Jerry Root was born July 2, 1950, in Cherokee, Oklahoma, to Gilbert and Lucille (Delano) Root.  The family moved to Independence in 1953.  He attended local schools and graduated in 1968.  He entered the U.S. Army in 1970 and served in Vietnam.  He had worked for Pepsi in Olathe, KS, and Woods Lumber in Independence.  He was a member of the VFW Post 1186, and the First Christian Church. 

         Survivors of Jerry Root include:  Daughter; Trisha Nicole Root, Coffeyville, KS.  Three grandchildren;  Chandler, Chase, and Cain.  Two brothers;  B.D. Root, Ocean's Springs, MS, and Randy Root, Independence, KS.  Sister;  Linda Lewis, Olathe, KS.  Nieces, nephews and cousins.

    He was preceded by his parents, his son, Jason Root, and his brother Ronnie Root.

    Services under direction of locally owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence. 


    ***********************************************************************************

    Gwen "Squeak" Webb

    1931-2014

         Gwendolyn Jane Webb, age 83, of Independence, passed away Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at her home.

         Funeral services for Gwen Webb will be held at 2;00 PM, Saturday, December 6, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church in Independence, KS, with Rev. Gerald Eytcheson of the Church of the Epiphany, Episcopal, officiating.  Private family interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.  Friends may call at Webb Family Funeral Service on Friday from 9AM-8PM with the family receiving friends from 6PM-8PM.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the "Logan Fountain Fund" c/o FORPAZ  and that may be sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301. 

         Gwendolyn Jane Webb was born October 3, 1931, in Independence, KS, to Margaret (Sourbeer) and Clarence "Babe" Graves, Jr.   She was raised in Independence and attended local schools.  The family moved to Wichita where she graduated from Wichita South High School.  Then they moved to Denver where she attended Denver University.  

         On September 5, 1953, she married Gerald Webb in Las Vegas, NV.  Jerry preceded her in death in 2010.  After Jerry's completion of Mortuary College, they joined his family's business, Webb Funeral Home and ambulance service.  

         Gwen was primarily a homemaker during the childhood of her first two sons, Stan and Frank, the latter being disabled, and before and after Frank's death in 1965 assisted Jerry in the founding of the Verdigris Valley Association for Retarded Children and the affiliated school.  VVARC later evolved into what is now known as Tri-County Special Education Co-Op.  Also, as her husband helped found the modern Neewollah, she assembled the first programs and many of the musical sets using her artistic ability.  She later was a co-producer for "Anything Goes" and did behind-the-scenes jobs for Neewollah for many years. 

          Her friends will remember "Squeak" for her cooking, her style and how she enjoyed her pets.  

         She had worked as a bookkeeper for Newkirk and Dennis Insurance and Webb Funeral Home, then Webb & Rodrick Funeral Home (merged in 1976), and Penwell Gabel for a time after the corporate acquisition in 1997.  In 2012, she helped her son, Zach, and family found Webb Family Funeral Service in Independence.  She was also a licensed assistant funeral director and had been a member of the Kansas Funeral Director's Association, National Funeral Director's Association, and National Selected Morticians. 

         Locally, she belonged to, and held offices in Chapter DA PEO, Order of the Eastern Star, Contemporary Study Club, Soroptomist, the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma (she was the great-great grandaughter of the founders of what is known as Old Quindaro in Kansas City, KS), Independence Chamber of Commerce, Elks Club, Independence Country Club and others.  She was raised in the Church of the Epiphany, Episcopal, and was later a member of the First United Methodist Church.  

          Survivors of Gwen Webb include:  Two sons;  Stan Webb, Phoenix, AZ, and Zach (Dee) Webb, Independence.  One brother, John (Linda) Graves, Billings, MT.  Two grandchildren; Zachary Webb, Lawrence, KS, and Jacqueline Webb, Vermillion, SD.   Also cousins, nieces, nephews and in-laws. 

         She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Jerry, son Frank, brother David Graves, step-granddaughter Stephanie Stewart, and her grandson Maxwell Webb. 

         Services under the direction of her funeral home, locally-owned Webb Family Funeral Service of Independence, KS.  

    ***********************************************************************************

     

    November ( Larry Berryman / Elwin C. Phillips)

     

    ***********************************************************************************


    Larry Berryman

    1947-2014 

         Larry Berryman, age 67, of Liberty, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Wilson Co. Medical Center in Neodesha

       Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, November 17, 2014, at Webb Family Funeral Service, with Zach Webb officiating.  There will be a visitation for one hour prior to the service.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association and sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475, S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301. 

         Larry Austin Berryman was born August 4, 1947, in Lyons, KS, to Gladys (Rozar) and Leroy Lumley.  He grew up in Chautauqua Co. and attended Peru/Sedan High School.  He was married to Debbie Crawford in 1974, and on March 28, 1991, he married Linda L. (Morris) Hetz and she survives at the home.  He worked 14 years at Emerson, then Charloma and Standard Motors before retiring from Mat-Cor.  Larry loved racing, fishing, camping and shooting. 

        Survivors in addition to the wife, Linda, include;  Three sons;  Larry Berryman II, Sedan, KS.  Shawn Berryman, Independence, KS.  Richard Hetz, Jr., Joplin, MO.  His parents, Leroy and Gladys Lumley, Peru, KS.  Two brothers;  Milton Berryman, Coffeyville, KS.  John Berryman, Peru, KS.  Two grandchildren;  Drako and Desi.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Tom Berryman.

    Services under the direction of locally owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence. 


    *********************************************************************************** 

    Elwin C. Phillips

    1956-2014

         Elwin C. Phillips, age 58, of Independence, passed away Monday, November 3, 2014, at Mercy Hospital.  

         Memorial services will be held at a later date will be held at Lena Valley Cemetery, Lamont, KS.  Memorial contributions on behalf of the family may be made to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.

         Elwin Charles Phillips was born January 23, 1956, in LeBo, KS, to Minnie Daisy (Hulda) and Orville Charles Phillips.  He grew up and attended school in Eureka.  He worked as a cabinet maker for Prestige and HiLo for 30 years.  

         Survivors include:  Three sons; Andrew Phillips and Kevin Phillips, both of Neodesha, and Mike Phillips, Independence.  Two sisters;  Betty Widman and Lula Mae.  One stepdaughter and one granddaughter.  

    Services the under direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence. 


    ***********************************************************************************


    October   ( Ronald Bennett, Jr. /Arlene Jensen / Randy Dale Kelly )


    ***********************************************************************************


    Ronald Bennett, Jr.

    1960-2014

          Ronald Gene Bennett, Jr., age 53, of Independence, passed away Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville.

         Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, November 22, 2014, at Webb Family Funeral Service with Sue Caldwell officiating.  Memorial contributions to the family may be sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.

         Mr. Bennett was born Dec. 9, 1960, in Independence, to Ronald Sr., and Patricia Kay (Shields) Bennett.  He grew up in Independence and attended local schools.  He was a welder and had worked in construction.

         Survivors of Ronald Bennett, Jr., include:  One daughter, Mary Bennett, Independence, KS.  One sister;  Cheryl Rayl, Independence, KS.  Two brothers;  Jim Bennett and Richard Bennett, both of Independence, KS.  A companion; Tammy Wilson, El Dorado, KS.  Two grandchildren;  Cynthia Dawn and Justice LeAnne Ainesworth. 

    Services under the direction of  locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence. 


    ***********************************************************************************


    Arlene T. Jensen

    1922-2014

         Arlene Jensen, age 92, of Independence, passed away Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at Mercy Hospital.

         Services for Arlene Thelma Jensen will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, October 18, at Grace Memorial United Methodist Church in Independence with Rev. Frank Morgan officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery.  Friends may call at Webb Family Funeral Service after 3:00 PM on Friday with the family receiving friends from 7-8 PM.  Memorial contributions may be to the Grace Memorial United Methodist Church and sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.  

         Arlene was born on July 5, 1922, in Yuma, CO, to Thelma Violet (Tiff) and Albert Edward Brown, the second of four children, and was raised in Yuma.  On June 9, 1943, she married Harold Jensen.  The couple lived in York, NE, until he graduated from the School of Theology and became a Methodist minister.  They then lived in Blackwell and Thomas, OK, and numerous towns in Kansasm including:  Toronto, Dearing, Dennis, Ft. Scott, Wellsville, and retired to Independence in 1983.  Rev. Jensen passed away in 1991.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Royal Neighbors.  

         Survivors include:  Son; James Albert Jensen, Birmingham, AL.  Two daughters;  Lois Marie Jensen, Brimson, MN.  Ruth Ann Jensen, Independence, KS.  Sister;  Waneta Herron, Battleground, WA.  10 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren.

         She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother; Cleo, sister; Laberta, and a son; Gary Charles Jensen, in November, 2009.

    Services under the direction locally-owned of Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence. 


    ***********************************************************************************


    Randy Dale Kelly

    1958-2014

         Randy Dale Kelly, age 56, of Independence, passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at his residence. 

         Memorial services for Randy Dale Kelly will be held at a later date in California. 

         Randy Dale Kelly was born March 31, 1958, in Salinas, CA, to Clinton "Dale" and Norma Gerea (Lookadoo) Kelly.  He graduated from Alisal High School in Salinas and also lived n San Jose, Hollister and at Freemont's Peak.  He attended San Jose State and Harnell College.  He worked at Lacey's Auto Parts in Salinas for 10 years and became a counselor at Hoizon South Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Center in San Jose.  He was a member of First Southern Baptist Church and Alcoholics Anonymous.  

         Randy was a hard working, intelligent man and loved the freedom of country life as a modern day mountain man, living life his own way and was loved by many.  He was most proud of being a counselor for Horizon South.  He enjoyed working on motors, fishing, being a cowboy and loved his dogs like children.  

         Survivors of Randy Dale Kelly include:  His mother; Norma Kelly.  Sister;  Barbara (Gerea) Kelly, Independence, KS.  Niece and Nephew; Lacey Helkenberg and Billy Dias,  other extended family, and his beloved service dog, Sonja. 

    Services under the direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence. 


    ***********************************************************************************


    September ( Alfred Castorena, Sr. / Allen W. Green / Crystal Therrien / Charles Lee / Howard Crawford )


    ***********************************************************************************


    Alfred Castorena, Jr.

    1950-2014

    Alfred M. Castorena, Jr., age 64, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014, at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. 

         Graveside memorial services will be held at 11:00AM, Saturday, October 11, 2014, at St. Andrew's Cemetery in north Mt. Hope in Independence, with  military graveside rites. 

      Memorial contributions on behalf of the family may be sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301. 

         Mr. Castorena was born July 8, 1950, in Independence, to Jessie (Rodriguez) and Alfred Castorena, Sr.  He graduated from Broken Bow, Oklahoma, High School in 1968.  He had been a member of the United States Marine Reserves and belonged to American Legion Post 139.  He was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Independence, where he was once an altar boy.

    He worked in construction and enjoyed gardening.  He got married to Patricia Knisley in 2000.  She survives at the home. 

          Additional survivors include:  Five children;  Tina Brubaker, Wichita, KS.  Alfred Castorena III, New Castle, CO.  Jose Castorena of Oklahoma,Traci Castorena, Blue Springs, MO, and Toni Castorena, Blue Springs, MO.   One stepdaughter, Rene' Long, Independence, KS.  Two siblings;  Patrick Castorena, Baxter Springs, KS, and Delores Ann Castorena, Wichita, KS.  Numerous grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and one great grandchild.  Many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

    Services under the direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence. 


    ***********************************************************************************


    Allen Wayne Green

    1930-2014

         Allen Green, age 83, of Independence, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville.  

         Funeral services for Allen W. Green will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, September 15, 2014, at Gault Hall at First United Methodist Church in Independence with Rev. Melanie Adams officiating.  There will be a visitation for one hour prior to the service and a private family interment at a later date.  Friends may also register on Sunday afternoon from noon until 5:00 PM at Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.  Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association or Safari Zoological Park in Caney and sent to Webb Family Funeral Service. 

         Allen Wayne Green was born November 19, 1930, in rural Altoona, KS, to Frank and Beryl (Richardson) Green.  He was raised in Altoona and graduated Altoona High School in 1948.  He was hired by Sinclair on July 1, 1950, just before being drafted into the US Army, being stationed in Lenggries, Germany.  He returned to Sinclair for 35 years and retired in 1985 as a manager of systems and data processing.  He was a member of the Altoona Masonic Lodge and the First United Methodist Church in Independence.  On April 26, 1957, in Chanute, KS, he married Donna Champlin and she survives at the home. 

        Survivors in addition to his wife, Donna Green, include;  One daughter;  Cynthia (Steve) Gallaher, Melissa, TX.  One son;  Vance (Pam) Green, Ponca City, OK.  One granddaughter, Katie Gallaher.  Three sisters;  Patty Hatfield, Coffeyville, KS, Carol Bradford, Chanute, KS, and Deanie Reheis, Wichita, KS.  One brother; Ike Green, Altoona, KS.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  

    Services  under the direction of locally-owned Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence.  


    ***********************************************************************************

    Crystal Sue Therrien

    1972-2014

         Crystal Sue Therrien, age 41, of Bartlesville and formerly of Coffeyville, passed away Thursday, September 4, 2014, at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville.  

         Funeral services for Crystal S. Therrien will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, September 13, 2014, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1501 Swan Dr. in Bartlesville, OK, with Bishop Samuel Jones officiating.  Friends may call at Webb Family Funeral Service from 9AM - 8PM on Friday with the family receiving friends from 6PM -8PM. There will be a viewing from 10AM - Noon on Saturday at the church before the service.  Interment will follow at White Rose Cemetery in Bartlesville.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions for the family made to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.  

         Crystal Sue Therrien was born October 17, 1972, in Coffeyville, KS, to Shirley Sue (Miller) and Edward Alfred Therrien.  She was raised and attended school in Coffeyville, graduating from Field Kinley High School in 1990, and later Coffeyville Community College with a degree in Business Administration.   In 1991, she married Jimmy Joe Lee in Coffeyville, KS.  In 1996, she married Delaine Letterman in Bartlesville, OK.  She was manager of Tower Loans in Bartlesville, working there for the last 18 years.  She was active in Girl Scouts and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  

         Survivors include:  Two daughters;  Kirsten Lynn Lee and Rebecca Lynn Letterman, both of Bartlesville.  Grandson;  Landon Cole Mayes, Bartlesville, OK.  Her Mother;  Shirley (Therrien) McCullough, Coffeyville, KS.   Three brothers;  Timothy Blake, Cherryvale, KS,  James Therrien, Counselor, NM, and Alfred Therrien, Decatur, IL.  Step-children;  Jamie Key, Steven Letterman, Natasha Letterman and Trey, Steven (Bubba) Jr. and Sierra.  Step-grandhildren;  Annalecia Letterman, Jasiah Walker and Anayiah Walker, Kaiden Fowler, Adysen Key and Brooklynn Key. 

         She was preceded in death by her father and son, Charles Lee. 

    Services under the direction of Webb Family Funeral Service of Independence. 


    Charles Edward Lee

    1991-2014

         Charles Edward Lee, age 23, of Bartlesville, passed away at his residence on Wednesday evening, September 3, 2014. 

         Funeral services for Charles E. Lee will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, September 13, 2014, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1501 Swan Dr. in Bartlesville, OK, with Bishop Samuel Jones officiating.  Friends may call at Webb Family Funeral Service from 9AM - 8PM on Friday with the family receiving friends from 6PM -8PM. There will be a viewing from 10AM - Noon on Saturday at the church before the service.  Interment will follow at White Rose Cemetery in Bartlesville.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions for the family made to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.  

         Charles Edward Lee was born August 20, 1991, in Coffeyville, KS, to Jimmy Joe and Crystal (Therrien) Lee.  He grew up in Bartlesville and graduated Bartlesville High School in 2011.  He had studied precision machining at Tri-County Tech.  He was active in Boy Scouts and enjoyed church league basketball. 

         Survivors include:  Father, Jimmy Joe Lee, Coffeyville, KS.  Sisters;  Kirsten Lynn Lee, Rebecca Lynn Letterman, Jamie Key, Natasha Letterman,  Chelsea Schooley and  Harley Lee. Brothers: Cody Sullivan, Donovan Hicks, and Steven Letterman.  Grandmother;  Shirley McCullough, Coffeyville, KS.  Step-siblings;  Trey, Steven (Bubba) Jr. and Sierra, and a large extended family.  

         He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles E. Lee, Betty J. White, and William McCullough, and an Uncle Billy Joe Lee.

    Services under the direction of Webb Family Funeral Service of Independence.  


    ***********************************************************************************

    Howard Leroy Crawford

    1927-2014

         Howard Leroy Crawford, age 87, of Independence, passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014 at his residence. 

       Funeral services for Howard Crawford will be held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at the First Christian Church in Independence with Rev. Terry Hatfield officiating.  Interment will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery.  Friends may call at Webb Family Funeral Service from 2-8 PM on Tuesday, Sept. 2, with the family receiving friends from 6-8 PM, and may register again Wednesday from 9AM-2PM Wednesday.  Memorial contributions to the First Christian Church may be sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301. 

         Howard L. Crawford was born May 25, 1927, in Bloom, KS, to Millie Minerva (Stepp) and Charles Leroy Crawford.  At age 9, the family moved to Elk City and then to Independence when he was in the eighth grade.  Shortly after, he left for California and worked in movie studios until joining the Merchant Marines and then the United States Army.  

         On February 12, 1950, he married Gera Juanita McKenzie in Bartlesville, OK, and she preceded him in death on November 4, 2013.  He sold cars, worked for Shawger Computers and owned Landmark Realty.  The couple raised, trained and raced greyhounds for 40 years, starting on Grant Ave. in Fruitland and then on their farm near Cherryvale.  He was a member of the National Greyhound Association and had attended the Baptist and Christian Churches in Independence. 

         Survivors of Mr. Crawford include:  Three daughters;  Shirley (Robert) Sanborn, Independence, KS.  Connie Monaco, Claremore, OK.  Teresa Osburn, Independence, KS.  One sister; Maxine Whitcher, Cherryvale, KS.  Nine grandchildren;  Tyge Sanborn, Amber Smith, Kane Monaco, Kash Monaco, Kole Monaco, Kord Monaco, Mikayley Overton, Skyler Overton, Gage Osburn.  Five great-grandchildren; Dack and Kyah Sanborn, Shelby and Abby Smith and Hayden Page.  

        He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two brothers, a sister, and a daughter.  

    Services under the direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence. 

    ***********************************************************************************


    August ( Milton "Ray" Jones / Helen Kelley / Sandra Greenwood )


    **********************************************************************************


    Milton Wayne "Ray" Jones

    1949-2014

         Milton Wayne "Ray" Jones, age 65, of Independence, passed away Monday, August 25, 2014, at Mercy Hospital.  

        Memorial services will be held at 11:00AM, Saturday, August 30, 2014, at Young's Chapel Church of God in Christ with Elder Melvin Simpson officiating.  There will be a family viewing Friday, 9AM-Noon and friends may also register until 5:00 PM.  Memorial contributions may be made to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.  

         Ray was born May 4, 1949, in Marigold, MS, to Lovely Jean (Harris) and Isaac Jones, Sr.  He went to Washington Elementary and Lincoln High School in Ft. Smith, AR.  After moving to Independendence, he worked for Mat-Cor, StoutCo, and for the city's sanitation department. 

         Ray was passionate about life and happy to get a second chanc eafter a heart attack.  He was an upbeat person, always willing to help anyone in need.  Sunday mornings were to see his Pastor and church family.  Fellowship came easy to Ray, who always had a kind word to say.  Now Ray has gone to be with the Lord.  Ray would want us to celebrate his life by helping others, loving life, giving when you are able, and always thanking God for one more chance.

       Survivors include:  Fiancée; Shelia Brown, Independence, KS. Son; Sylvester Augustus, Chicago.  Sisters: Virgie Ridley (Willie), Marguerite (Gene) Hill, Ruthie Jones, all of Chicago.  Sister in law; Carol Jones, Independence. Three grandchildren and a host of extended family.

    He was preceded in death by; his parents, two brothers Issac Jones Jr., and Johnnie Lee Jones.

    Services under the direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence.


    ***********************************************************************************


    Helen Louise Kelley 

    1936-2014

      Helen Louise Coursey Kelley, age 78, of Independence, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, August 14, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family. 

         Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM, Tuesday, August 19, at the First Southern Baptist Church, 16th and Chestnut, in Independence with Rev. Dave Moore officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery.  Shaun Kelley, Shay Kelley, Travis Kelley, Justin Hoffman, Justin Kelley, and John Kelley will serve as pallbearers.  Visitation will be 4:30-6-30 PM,  Monday, August 18th at the First Southern Baptist Church.  Memorial contributions may be made to the church and sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301

         Helen was born on May 18, 1936 in Konowa,  Oklahoma to Marvin and Eula Coursey.  Helen attended East Central University in Ada Oklahoma.  She looked forward to being reunited with Paul Granville Kelley, whom she married on October 21, 1955. Mr. Kelley preceded her in death on August 5, 1994. 

         Helen decided to postpone her education and followed her husband  to Independence , where he served as teacher, coach, and administrator for 36 years.  Helen was an active member of the First Southern Baptist Church since 1958 and served in many roles at the church.  Helen was a lifelong resident of Independence and past member of the Independence Country Club.  She loved to play bridge and played competitively for years. 

         Survivors of Helen Kelley include:  Two sons; Russell P. (Wanda) Kelley, Mountain Home, AR and Randall D. (Krista) Kelley of Independence.  Three granddaughters; Elizabeth Nash (Kelsey), Kristen Hoffman (Justin) and Beth Ann Kelley.  Five grandsons; Shaun (Sarah), Travis (Lindsay), Justin David (Jade), Shay, and John.  Four great grandchildren;  Camron, Brody, Brennan & Cian.

    Two sisters;  Joyce (Tom) Erwin and Reta (Jim) Smock and many nephews, nieces, and cousins.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and son, Craig D. Kelley ( Phyllis). 

    Services under the direction of locally-owned Webb Family Funeral Service of Independence. 


    ***********************************************************************************

    Sandra P. Spencer McReynolds Greenwood

    1943-2014

        Sandra Pauline Spencer McReynolds Greenwood, age 71, of Chetopa, formerly of Independence, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at her residence.   

        Services for Sandra Greenwood will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, August 16, 2014, at the Chetopa Baptist Church in Chetopa, KS, with Rev. Clarence Newman officiating and military rites provided by veteran's organizations.  Interment will be at Fort Scott National Cemetery, Friday, August 22, at 12:30 PM. Friends may call Friday, August 15, from 9AM-8PM with the family receiving friends from 6-8PM at Webb Family Funeral Service in Independence.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Patient Access Network or the American Cancer Society and sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301. 

         Sandra was born May 10, 1943, in Carthage, MO, to Cleo and Valeda (Korn) Spencer.  She attended Radium Grade School and graduated from Carthage High School in 1961.  She joined the US Army and was discharged in 1964.  She worked at Safeway Cheese and from 1970-1990 worked as a clerk at Frisco/Burlington Northern Railroad in Ft. Scott.  She moved to Independence in 1977 and married Robert Greenwood on January 15, 1982.  She was a member of the Methodist Church and Brotherhood of Railway and Airline Clerks.  

        Survivors include:  Children; Shawn McReynolds, Gardner, KS.  Jeannie Figge, Kansas City, KS.  Charles Greenwood, Chetopa, KS.  Three sisters;  Mary Fosdick, Houston, TX.  Barbara Moxley, Colonial Beach, VA.  Elizabeth Matthews, Kansas City, MO.  One grandchild. 

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

    Services under the direction of locally-owned Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence, KS. 


    ***********************************************************************************


    July (  Connie Pouncil / Ronald Carr / Evelyn Farmer / Jerry L. Near )


    ***********************************************************************************


    Connie Pouncil

    1956-2014

         Connie Lee Pouncil, age 57, of Independence, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Independence. 

         Funeral services for Connie Pouncil will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, July 18, 2014 at Webb Family Funeral Service with Rev. Robert Montgomery of Maple Street Baptist Church officiating.  The family will receive friends for two hours prior to the service.  Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence.  Memorial contributions may be made to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.  

         Connie Lee Pouncil was born July 29, 1956, in Caney, KS, to Billy and Virginia (Baker) Adams.  She grew up in Caney and graduated Caney High School in 1976.  She was a homemaker and had been a secretary for the local chapter of the NAACP.  On August 7, 1981, she married McKinley Pouncil and he preceded her in death on December 31, 2008.  

         Survivors of Connie Pouncil include:  Two daughters;  Desiree Coates, Joplin, MO, and Lucinda Pouncil, Neodesha, KS.  One brother, Randy Baker, Joplin, MO.  

    Services under the direction of locally-owned Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence. 


    ***********************************************************************************


    Ronald W. Carr

    1943-2014

    Ronald W. Carr, age 70, of Coffeyville, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

        Cremation will take place with inurnment at Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville at a later date.  Memorial contributions may be made to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301. 

        Ronald Wayne Carr was born August 13, 1943, in Coffeyville, KS, to Lawrence and Marie (Clayton) Carr, with Irma Carr later becoming his step-mother.  He grew up in Coffeyville, attending local schools.  He was married to Mary Cosar and they later divorced.  He was a member of the Lutheran Church.  He raced cars and owned and operated Texaco Stations in Tulsa, as well as in Wyoming, Texas, and Florida.  

         Survivors of Ronald Carr include:  One daughter;  Elizabeth Rael, Los Lunas, NM.  A brother;  Larry Carr, Coffeyville, KS.  Three grandchildren.   He was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother and a son, Toby Lee Carr.   

    Services under the direction of locally-owned Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence. 


    ***********************************************************************************

    Evelyn Kay Farmer

    1944-2014

         Evelyn Kay Farmer, age 69, of Independence, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014, at her residence. 

         Funeral services for Evelyn Farmer will be held at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Webb Family Funeral Service with Chaplain Mike Graham of Harry Hynes Hospice officiating.  The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.  Private interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery.  Memorial contributions to Harry Hynes Hospice may be sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301. 

         Evelyn Farmer was born September 10, 1944, in Syracuse, KS, to William and  Zelma (Heusel)  Burch.  She graduated Syracuse High School in 1962.  She had been a member of the Elk's Club and the D.A.R.  She worked as a surgical scrub tech before getting her Nursing Degree in 1977 and later her Bachelor's Degree from Pittsburg State University.  She retired in 2001 as the Director of Surgical Services at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. 

        On June 25, 1963, she married Travis Farmer in Hutchinson, KS.  The couple lived in Syracuse and Hutchinson before moving to Independence in 1973.   

        Survivors in addition to the husband, Travis Farmer, include:  Two daughters;  Machele (Tom) Korhn, Independence, KS, and Marcee (Johnny) Bryant, Seneca, MO.   Her mother;  Zelma Burch, Syracuse, KS.  Sister;  Frances Henry, Gunnison, CO.  Her grandchildren;  T.J. Korhn, David Gilbert, Sean Bryant, Tonya Bryant. 

        She was preceded in death by her father and grandson, Cory Gilbert. 

    Services under the direction of locally-owned Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence.


    ***********************************************************************************

    Jerry L. Near

    1934-2014

       Jerry L. Near, age 79, of Independence, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Mercy Hospital.

       Graveside services with military rites for Jerry L. Near will be held at Mt. Hope Cemetery at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, with Rev. Jack Weaver officiating.  Friends may call at Webb Family Funeral Service on Monday from 9 AM - 8 PM with the family receiving friends from 6-8 PM.  Memorial contributions are requested to Riverside Park and may be sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS 67301.

        Jerry Leon Near was born October 14, 1934, in Independence, to Lois May (Litterell) and Virgil Daniel Near, Sr.  He grew up in Independence, graduating in 1954, and played football, basketball and track for Independence High School and Independence Community Junior College.  He had a football scholarship at Colorado State before being inducted into the U.S. Army, serving from 1957 -1959.  On October 18, 1959, he married Barbara Beth Berkenmeier in Independence and she survives at the home.  Early on, he was an ice man at the local ice dock and also worked at Starcraft.  Later, he ran the Coffeyville Ice Dock with his father before becoming a terminal manager at Capital Truck Lines and Graves Truck Lines after those companies merged.  

         He was a member of the Micro Midget Club and was the Micro Midget Association National Champion driver in 1971.  He was a member of the Elks Club, the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints, and an honorary member of the VFW.  

         Survivors of Jerry L. Near include:  His wife, Beth Near, of the home.  One daughter;  Pam (Vance) Green, Ponca City, OK.  One son; Phillip (Cheryl) Near, Andover, KS.  One sister;  Gay Kranker, Franklin, KS.  Three grandchildren;  Jared Shull, Aubrey Near, and Lane Near.  Numerous nieces and nephews.  

         He was preceded in death by:  His parents.  Daughter, Sheri Lynn Shull.  Son-in-law, Rusty Shull.  Granddaughter, Adrienne Shull.  Brothers;  Virgil Near, Jr. and Justin Shelby Near.

    Services under the direction of locally-owned Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence. 


    ***********************************************************************************

    June (  Aaron Jones / Dr. Paul Sell  / Wayne Cameron / Dorothy Rockers / Jewel Houk )

    ***********************************************************************************

    Aaron E. Jones

    1973-2014

         Aaron Edward Jones, age 41, of Independence, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2014, in Independence.

         Private family services and scattering of ashes will be held at Maxwell's Garden on south 10th street.  Memorial contributions for the family may be sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301. 

        Aaron Jones was born June 12, 1973, in Parsons, KS, to Barbara Kay (Jones) and Willis Thompson, Jr.  He moved to Independence in 1975 and attended local schools.  He had worked at hotels and restaurants.  He married Amanda Jones in 1995 and they later divorced.  

         Survivors of Aaron Jones include:  His mother, Barbara Helle, Independence.  One son;  Aaron Edward Jones II.  Stepfather;  Larry Schenck, Jefferson, KS.  Three sisters;  Sherri Clift, Independence.  Sueann Friesen, Dearing.  Stephanie Richardson, Dearing, KS.  One brother; Larry Schenck II, Independence, KS. 

    Services under the direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service Independence.  


    *********************************************************************************** 


    Dr. Paul S. Sell

    1927-2014

         Dr. Paul Stuart Sell, 87, longtime local  dentist, passed away June 24, 2014. 

         Funeral services for Paul Sell will be 10;00 AM on Monday, June 30, 2014, at First Presbyterian Church in Independence with Rev. John Wilson officiating.  Friends may register at Webb Family Funeral Service on Sunday from noon until 5:00 PM.   Interment will follow at Garden of Memories, north of Pittsburg, KS.   Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church or Mirza Shrine Club, and sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.

         Dr. Paul Stuart Sell was born February 18, 1927, in Pittsburg, KS, to Paul L. and Wilma Lee (Stuart) Sell.  He was raised in Girard, KS, attending local schools and graduated Girard High School in 1944.  He served in the U.S. Navy and was discharged in 1946.  He graduated Pittsburg State University in 1949 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.  

         He married Betty Jeanne Zurek on December 21, 1949 in Girard, KS. Paul was accepted into the School of Dentistry at Univesity of Missouri at Kansas City and graduated in 1953, and moved to Independence in that year to begin his dental practice.  Paul retired in 1992 after 39 years.  

         Dr. Sell was a noted musician.  He and Dr. George Jones formed "Somethin' Jones and the Redcoats" in 1968 with Paul as pianist and on clarinet.  Other groups included:  Ye Olde Big Dance Band, Vintage Swing, Paradox Duo with George Jones and pianist for the First Presbyterian Church Praise Band.  

         He was the last charter member of Dry Holes, Unlimited, and a charter member of the Optimist Club of Independence,.  He was a member of, and served as an elder and deacon at the First Presbyterian Church of Independence, a current member of the Kansas Dental Association, longtime member of the Mirza Temple Shrine Club in Pittsburg, KS, and an honorary member of the VFW in Independence.  

        Sfurvivors include:  One daughter;  Paula Sue (Susie) Muir and husband, Steve, of Lawrence, KS.  One son;  Steven C. Sell, McPherson, KS,  One sister;  JoAnn Triplett, Frontenac, KS.  Two grandchildren; Ashley Elizabeth Russell and Robert Patrick Muir, both of Lawrence.   Paul was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Betty Sell, in 1995. 

    Services under the direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence.


    ***********************************************************************************


    Wayne T. Cameron

    1948-2014

         Wayne Thomas Cameron, age 65, of Independence, passed away Monday, June 23, 2014.  

         A memorial celebration of life will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Coffeyville, KS.  Memorial contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project may be sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.

         Wayne Thomas Cameron was born July 25, 1948, in Pittsburg, KS, to Tom and Naomi (Morey) Cameron.  He was raised in the Pittsburg area and graduated from Frontenac High School in 1966.  In 1971, he graduated from Pittsburg State University, where he had joined the Army ROTC, and continuing in the Army Reserves.  He served 4 years of active duty and retired as a colonel after 35 years.  In 1975, he became a manager with SOHYGRO in Chetopa.  In 1988, he began as a math teacher at Southeast High School in Cherokee, KS, retiring in 2009.  He was a member of the Pittsburg Masonic Lodge #187 and the Kansas State Teachers Association. 

         On August 15, 1970, in Frontenac, KS, he married Linda Sue Stotts and she survives at the home.  Other survivors of Wayne T. Cameron include:  His mother, Naomi Cameron, Arma, KS.   Two sons;  Dr. Craig Cameron, MD, Tulsa, OK.  Christopher Cameron, Coffeyville, KS.  One daughter;  Cori Hall, Independence, KS.  Two sisters;  Terri Schmitz, Parsons, KS.  Cathy Bishop, Ft. Scott, KS.  Two brothers;  Kenneth Cameron, Franklin, KS.  Dr. Jeffery Cameron, MD, Kansas City, KS.  Two grandchildren;  Michael and Elizabeth Cameron.    

    Services under the direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence. 


    ***********************************************************************************

    Dorothy Jean (Filley) Rockers

    1922-2014

         Dorothy Jean (Filley) Rockers, age 91, formerly of Independence, passed away April 15, 2014, in Denver, CO.

        Memorial graveside service and fly-over by the Independence Flying Club will be 11:00 AM, Friday, June 27, 2014, at Calvary Cemetery in Independence with Father Stephen Thapwa of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fredonia officiating.  A celebration of life will be Saturday at the Booth Hotel from 1:00 - 3:00 PM, under the direction of Webb Family Funeral Service.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the University of Colorado Foundation; Dorothy Rockers/Alzheimer's Research Fund and may be sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.

         Dorothy Rockers was born June 27, 1922, in Kansas City, MO, to Ina (Dixon) and George Frank Filley.  She attended Paseo High School.  She graduated Baker University in 1942 with a B.A. in English, where she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega. 

         While teaching in Greeley, KS, she met Jim Rockers, and the couple was married November 1, 1945, and the couple made their home in Independence from 1965 - 2009.  At the age of 57, she got her M.S. in Psychology from Emporia State and taught Special Education for 10 years.

         In 1992, she began flying lessons, joining the local flying club, and flew solo for the first time at age 71 .  She moved to Denver in 2009, to be close to her daughter.   She will be greatly missed by those that had good fortune to know her.

         Survivors of Dorothy Rockers include:  Sons;  George Rockers , Galveston, TX.   Dwight (Ann) Rockers, Arcadia, FL.  Daughters;  Jeanette Rockers, Denver, CO.  Joan Vitt, Parsons, KS.  Sarah Elkins, Foreman, AR.  Nine grandchildren.  Four Great-granchildren.  Sister;  Mary Filley Burri, Monroe, WI.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James John Rockers, and a daughter, Mary Veronica Rockers. 

        Services under the direction of locally-owned Webb Family Funeral Service of Independence. 

    *************************************************************************************************

    Jewel Jane Houk

    2000-2014

         Jewel Jane Houk, age 14, of Independence, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2013, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. 

        Services for Jewel Houk will be held at 10;00 AM Saturday, June 7, 2014, at the Elk City Nazarene Church in Elk City with Rev. Terry Marta officiating.  Interment will follow at Upola Cemetery, northeast of Longton.  Friends may call Friday, June 6, from 10 AM - 6 PM at Webb Family Funeral Service with the family receiving friends from 6 - 8 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301. 

         Jewel was born March 10, 2000, in Independence, to Micheal Gene Houk and Country Sunshine Campbell.  She had just finished the seventh grade at Independence Middle School.  She was on the Honor Roll and enjoyed playing sports, especially basketball.  

         Survivors include:  Her parents;  Micheal and Country, of Independence.  Three sisters;  Lacey Houk, Teyler Aemisegger, and Alexis Haslett, all of Independence.  Two brothers;  Leather Houk and Trenten Aemisegger, both of Independence.  Grandparents;  Jimmy and Linda Houk, Delaware, OK, Pamela Higginbotham, Dixon, MO, and Richard Campbell, rural Independence.  Aunts and uncles; Lalli Wilson, Misty Eades, Stormy Dodson, Candice Houk, Kansas Campbell and Jimmy & Randy Houk, and numerous other friends and relatives. 

     Services under the direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence.

     

    ***********************************************************************************

    May ( Bill Bright  / Stephanie Stewart )

    ***********************************************************************************


    William F. "Bill" Bright 

    1942-2013

         William F. "Bill" Bright, age 71, formerly of Independence, passed away December 11, 2013, Sherman, TX.  

         Memorial services and Military Rites will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence.  

         Bill Bright was born July 17, 1942, in Independence, KS, to William R. and Ione (Hull) Bright.  He attended local schools.  He had retired after 27 years of service in the U.S. Navy.  He served three tours in Vietnam, and was stationed in Japan from 1973-1981.  He was a member of the VFW, American Legion and the Masonic Organization of the Shrine. 

         Survivors include:  Two sons;  Sam Bright of New York, and Eric Bright of Washington state.  Three sisters;  Patty Bustos, Orlando, FL.  Jane (Larry) Yeubanks, Wichita, KS.  Judy Bright, Smithville, MO.  Three brothers;  Jim (Mary) Bright, Sadler, TX.  Wayne (Becky) Bright, Independence, KS.  Jerry Bright, Independence, KS.  Two grandchildren;  Samantha and Julian. 

    Services under the direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence


    ***********************************************************************************


    Stephanie Ann Stewart

    1989-2014

         Stephanie Ann Stewart, age 24, of Independence, passed away Sunday, April 27, at St. Francis Medical Center in Wichita.

    Memorial services  will be held 1:00 PM, Monday, May 19, 2014,

     ( Her 25th Birthday) at Webb Family Funeral Service, with visitation Sunday, May, 18 from 3-5 PM.  Memorial contributions may be made to Maxwell Webb Foundation and sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.    

           Stephanie was born May 19, 1989, in Coffeyville, KS, to Michael and Deanna (Thomas) Stewart.  She graduated Independence High School in 2007 where she was active in Journalism and Junior Achievement. She had been active in Equine Eagles Riding Club.  She had attended Crowder College in Neosho, MO, Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield, MO          and was attending Independence Community College with a major in Communications. She lived for a short time in Jackson, Mississippi where she was a Member of the "Magnolia Roller Vixens" Women' s Roller Derby Team.  Stephanie was an advocate for the disabled and active in many  groups including,  Autism Awareness and Independence, Kansas Parents and Kids Against Bullying.

       Survivors include:  Father;  Michael and step mother, JoAnne Stewart, Rockford, IL.   Mother;  Dee Webb and step-father; Zach Webb, Independence, KS.  Siblings;  Zachary Webb, Lawrence, KS.  Jackie Webb, Joplin, MO.   Grandparents;  Mildred Hartley, Rockford, IL.  Richard Thomas, Wagoner, OK.  KS.  Aunts and uncles:  Meredith Fugate, Allison Thomas, and  Shawn Thomas.  Step Grandfather; Jimmie Ellis, Coffeyville, KS. 

         She was preceded in death by her grandmothers; Connie Hughes and Jackie Hughes, and a brother, Maxwell Webb.    

    Services under the direction of locally-owned Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence. 


    ***********************************************************************************

    April (Arnold Anderson / Bunny Carlson / Tommy McDiarmid)

    ***********************************************************************************


    Arnold C. Anderson

    1928-2014

         Arnold Christopher Anderson, age 86, of Sycamore, KS, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at the Golden Living Center in Neodesha, KS.  

    Funeral services will be held at 7;30 PM, Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Webb Family Funeral Service with visitation beginning at 6:30 PM.  Committal services will be held Saturday in Olney, Illinois.  Memorial contributions may be made to Animals With Our Love (AWOL) and sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.

         Mr. Anderson was born March 15, 1928, at Eden, South Dakota, to Adolph and Elvira (Petersen) Anderson.  He grew up and attended school in the Eden/Buffalo Lake area.  He was in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  After completing his Master's Degree from Eastern Illinois University, he taught high school Drafting & Architectural Drawing at Pleasant Valley, IA, for 32 years, retiring in 1990.  He also taught Driver's Education and Master Gardening, and was an accomplished bluegrass musician.  On June 24, 1950, he married Yvonne Redman in Olney, IL.     After retirement, he and his wife moved to Cherokee Village, Arkansas, until Mrs. Anderson passed away in 1996. 

         He was a strong Christian and active in his faith, choosing to yield his life to the Lord as a teenager and remained true throughout his life. 

         Survivors of Arnold C. Anderson include:  One son; Devon Anderson, Palm Harbor, FL.  One daughter;  Erin (Kenneth) Van Ommen, Independence, KS.  Two brothers;  Darwin (Marie) Anderson, Sisseton, SD, and Harry (Arlene) Anderson, Carlisle, PA.  Two sisters;  Marjorie Vig, Aberdeen, SD.  Beverly (Clinton) Young, Arlington, TX.  Seven grandchildren;  John, Rachel, Daniel, Rebecca, David, Dylan & Jamie.  One great-granddaughter, Khloe.  

         He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and three sisters;  Darlene Dahl, Mildred Hellevang, and Beatrice Anderson. 

    Services under the direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence.

    ***********************************************************************************

    Bernice J. "Bunny" Carlson

    1930-2014

         Bernice Jean “Bunny” Carlson, 83, went home to be with the Lord on Fri., Apr. 18, in Ellsworth, KS.  She was the mother of Suzy Trombold, formerly of Independence. 

         Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Tues., April 22, 2014 at Harvest Bible Church, with burial following in Ellsworth, KS, Memorial Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Prairie West Renovation, Harvest Bible Church or Hospice of Salina and sent locally to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301

         She was born July 24, 1930 in Ellsworth, KS, to Major L. and Ruth (Nemechek) Benson.  She was a homemaker and member of Harvest Bible Church, involved with children's music, Bible studies, and prison ministry.  On April 15, 1951, she married Virgil Carlson in Ellsworth.  He preceded her in death in 2012.  

         Survivors include daughters: Leaan Cardinale, Enumclaw, WA;  Suzy Trombold, Zionsville, IN;  and Jan Hood, Raymore, MO.  Sons: Chris Carlson, Amarillo, TX:  Eric Carlson, London, Ontario, Canada, 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

    Local arrangements by locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence.


    ***********************************************************************************


    Tommy L. McDiarmid

    1940-2014

         Tommy Leo McDiarmid, age 73 of Independence, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Mercy Hospital. 

         Memorial services will be held 2:00 PM, Monday, April 7, 2014, at the Grace Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Frank Morgan officiating.  The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the church.  Private family inurnment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Memorial United Methodist Church and may be sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.

         Mr. McDiarmid was born November 4, 1940, in Hermitage, Arkansas, to John C. and Ethel (Boyet) McDiarmid.  He grew up in Arkansas and Louisiana and joined the U.S. Navy in 1958.  He was discharged in 1961 and served 2 years in the Naval Reserve before moving to Independence.  He had worked for Starcraft, Erbe Camper Sales, Montgomery Ward's, owned Mac's Well Service, and retired from Dana in 2003 after 18 years.  He was a member of the Shriners, Carson Lodge, and Grace Memorial United Methodist Church.  On August 17, 1963, in Independence, he married Minnie "Pat" Stong and she survives at the home.  

         Surviving in addition to his wife, Pat, include:  His mother and step-father, Jack and Ethel Beach, Independence.  Son;  Vincent McDiarmid, Independence.  Two sisters;  Linda Matthews, Independence, and Judy Hugo, Cherryvale.  One brother;  James McDiarmid, Independence.  Three grandchildren; Stephanie McDiarmid, Bryce Paine and Kylie Paine.  

         He was preceded in death by his father and brother, Johnny McDiarmid.

    Services under the direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. --Robin Long
  • Memories. --Danny & Laura Carroll
  • To Pat, Ethel, Jack, Vincent, Linda, Judy, Jim, and others. Our hearts are heavy with the loss of Tom. Our words can not express the sorrow we feel for you. We regret that it was not possible for us to be there in the flesh with you, but we also loved Tom. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you now and in the days to come. May God continue to give you strength and comfort, as only He can. -- Ricky McDiarmid

  • ***********************************************************************************

    March (John Cowan, Jr., Jimmy Wilson, Hershel L. Miller, Sr.)

    ***********************************************************************************


    John "Johnny" William Cowan, Jr.

     1960-2014

         John William "Johnny" Cowan, Jr., 53, of Neodesha, was welcomed home into the loving arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, March 24, 2014.

         Memorial services for Johnny Cowan will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, April 5, at Webb Family Funeral Service.  Inurnment will be at a later date at the Ft. Gibson National Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.  

         Johnny was born in Chanute, KS, on August 24, 1960, to John Cowan and Wilma Bailey and was welcomed into the life of his mother, Phyllis Joan Cowan, at the age of three.  He was raised and attended school in Tulsa.  In 1980, he married Shelly Grammer and they later divorced.  In 1999, he married Donna Sue and she passed away in 2008.  

        Johnny was a hard worker and loved construction, often exceeding specifications.  He was able to travel with work and saw the world on cruises taken with his loving wife, Donna.  He had been saved at her funeral and became a forgiving person, finding peace in his heart and soul for all his life.  His last days, he was home in Neodesha with his family, living a relaxing and happy life which he truly deserved. 

       Survivors of Johnny Cowan include: Three children; Sarah Cowan Luna , Tyler Cowan, and Stephanie Woodward, all of Tulsa, OK.  His parents;  John, Sr. and Phyllis Cowan, Neodesha, KS.   Mother;  Wilma Bailey South, Erie, KS.  One brother;  Mike (Kitty) Cowan, Topeka, KS.  Two sisters;  Elizabeth "Tiki" Cowan-Kern, Council Bluffs, IA, and Lisa Cowan, Neodesha, KS.  One half-sister;  Laura Hall, Chanute, KS.  Two half-brothers;  Larry South, Walnut, KS, and Lonnie South, Chanute, KS. Several nieces , nephews and four grandchildren; Avery Stafford, Amelia and Madeline Luna, and Tyler John Cowan.  He was preceded in death by his wives, Donna and Shelly, and a brother, George Cowan.  

    Services under the direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence.


    ***********************************************************************************


    James E. Wilson

    1947-2013   

      James (Jimmy) Emmett Wilson, formerly of Independence, passed away Dec. 30, 2013.  

         Memorial services and inurnment will be held 3:30 PM,Friday, March 28, 2014, at Mt. Hope Cemetery with Zach Webb officiating. 

         He was born in Independence, Kansas, March 19, 1947, to Emmett E. and Louise C. Blosier Wilson.  He was a member of the Cherryvale National Guard.  He went to Independence schools and obtained a Bachelor Degree in Marketing from Pittsburg State University.  He worked at Union Gas and also in the Independence Welfare Office as a counselor.  Jimmy was a member of the Church of the Epiphany, Episcopal, in Independence.  He married Dianna Heape August 1972 and they were divorced in 1979.  He is survived by his daughter Kimberly Wilson Gerber and grandson Max William Gerber of Dresden, Germany. 

    Services under the direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence. 


    ***********************************************************************************


    Hershel L. Miller, Sr.

    1923-2014

         Hershel Lester Miller, Sr., age 91, of Independence, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Medicalodges of Independence.

         Graveside services for Mr. Miller will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at the Ochelata Cemetery in Ochelata, OK, with Dake Shreffler of Bible Holiness Church officiating.  Friends may call Monday from 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM at Webb Family Funeral Service with the family receiving friends from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.  Memorial contributions may be made to Independence Bible School and may be sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.  

         Hershel Miller was born January 18, 1923, in Slick City, OK, to Joseph William and Laura Elsie (Beeson) Miller.  He grew up and went to school in the Barnsdall/Ochelata/Pawhuska area.  He was a member of Bible Holiness Church.  On March 4, 1945, in Cherokee, KS, he married Wilma Grace Atterberry, and she survives at the home.   

         Survivors in addition to the wife, Wilma Grace Miller, include:  Two sons;  Hershel (Les) Miller, Jr., Independence, KS, and Ronnie Joe Miller, Sr., Buena Park, CA.  One daughter;  Velma Maxine Miller, Chico, CA.  One brother;  Eddie Miller, Allen, TX.  Ten grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and nine siblings.

    Services under the direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence.


    ***********************************************************************************

    February (Mark Theel, Linda Priddy, Leora Henry Wiles)


    ***********************************************************************************


    Mark S. Theel

    1956-2014

         Mark Steven Theel, age 57,of Independence, passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Independence. 

          Memorial services for Mark Theel will be held 2:00 PM Sunday at Webb Family Funeral Service.  Memorial contributions may be made to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.  

         Mark Theel was born November 16, 1956, in Independence, KS, to Myron A. and Donita Marie (Girdler) Theel.  He attended Independence schools and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1973.  He served as an electrician during his 15 years in the Navy.  Afterward, he worked as a golf course groundskeeper in Gautier, MS, and also at Wal Mart.  He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Independence.  On March 7, 1997, he married Lisa Stukesbary in Pascajoula, MS, and they later divorced. 

         Survivors of Mark Theel include his children:  Brian Theel, John's Island, SC;  Phillip Theel and Scott Theel, both of Zion, IL;  Aaron Theel and Joseph Theel, both of Independence, KS.  Two sisters:  Judy Vestal and Kathy Sutton, both of Independence, KS.  Several grandchildren.  

    Services under the direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence.


    ***********************************************************************************


    Linda C. Priddy

    1949-2014

    Linda Carol Priddy, age 64, of Independence, passed away Monday, February 10, 2014, at her residence.

         Memorial services for Linda Priddy will be held 11 AM Friday, February 14, 2014, at Cottonwood Falls (KS) United Methodist Church with Pastor Kim Shank officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cottonwood Falls United Methodist Church and may be sent to the church or to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.  

         Linda Priddy was born November 8, 1949, in Salina, KS, to Earl and Wanda (Christensen) Priddy.  She was raised in Lincolnville, KS, and graduated from Centre High School.  She attended Emporia State and Brown Mackey College. 

         In 1969, she married Steve Collett in Lincolnville.  

         She was a legal secretary for Masoner & North and an administrative assistant to Lyon Co. District Court Judge John O. Sanderson.  She was a past president of that district's Legal Secretary Association.  She was a member of Cottonwood Falls United Methodist Church, and was a youth leader and Sunday School Teacher.  She was a Girl Scout Leader and active in her children's educational activities.  

         Survivors of Linda Priddy include:  Her mother: Wanda Priddy, Strong City, KS.  Three children:  Amy (Stephen) Connolly, Tinley Park, IL;  Ryan (Jessica) Collett, Independence, KS;  Mary Collett, Overland Park, KS.  One sister:  Ellen Lynch, Sea Drift, TX.  Six grandchildren:  Elizabeth, Henry, Margaret, Makayla, Hudson, and Emma. 

         She was preceded in death by her father and brother, Dale Priddy. 

    Services under the direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence.


    ***********************************************************************************


    Leora B. Henry Wiles

    1922-2014

         Leora Belle Henry Wiles, age 91, of Independence, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Windsor Place in Coffeyville.  

         Memorial services for Mrs. Wiles will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, February 14, 2014, at Webb Family Funeral Service, with Pastor Charles Rice officiating.  The family will receive friends before and after the service.  Inurnment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Cherryvale.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Lion's Club or New Hope Christian Church and may be sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301. 

         Leora was born on April 2, 1922, in Colony, KS, to Walter William and Blanche (Valke) Adams.  She moved to Cherryvale at age 6, and she attended Cherryvale schools.  She had been a secretary and payroll clerk for the H.D. Lee and Tri-County Garment Manufactuaries in Cherryvale, and worked at Pandora's Box in Independence.  She was a member of Cherryvale Christian Church and recently attended New Hope Christian Church.

         On October 18, 1939, in Cherryvale, she married Robert Henry, and he preceded her in death on December 3, 1991.  On September 26, 1994, she married Warren Wiles, and he preceded her in death on June 9, 2001.  She was also preceded in death by her parents and brother, Dean Adams.

        Survivors of Leora B. Henry Wiles include:  One son;  Larry Henry, Independence, KS.  One daughter;  Patricia Plumley, Independence, KS.  Two brothers;  Eugene Adams, Cherryvale, KS, and Jim Adams, Scott City, KS.  One sister;  Martha Harris, Coffeyville, KS, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  

    Services under the direction of locally owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence.

    ***********************************************************************************


    January  (LaDornia Hall, Ralph Holliday, Pat Lee, Chuck Corish, Jimmy Wilson, Harvey Johnson, Colin Bobbitt, Barbara Porter, Scout Fowler, Betty Heape, Helen Gill)


    ***********************************************************************************


    LaDornia A. Hall

    1918-2014

         LaDornia Ann Hall, age 95, of Elk City, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2014, at Medicalodges-Independence.

        Services for LaDornia Hall will be held at 2:00PM, Monday, January 27, 2014, at Elk City Nazarene Church with Rev. Ron Kuszak of the Longton Christian Church officiating.  Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Elk City.  Visitation will be at the church, beginning at 1:00PM, one hour prior to the service.  Friends may also call at Webb Family Funeral Service on Sunday from 4PM-7PM.  Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice and sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301. 

         Mrs. Hall was born November 18, 1918, in Elk City, KS, to James and Iva Rose (Fowler) Reed.  She graduated from Elk City High School in 1937.  On December 17, 1938, in Altoona, KS, she married Zelbert Levi "Pat" Hall and he preceded her in death on September 26, 2010.  They made their home in Elk City, where she was a member of the Elk City Nazarene Church, the Gingham Aprons-F.C.E. for 65 years, a lifetime member of VFW Ladies Auxillary, was a cook at the school cafeteria, and had been involved in every type of function in the Elk City community. 

         Survivors of Mrs. Hall include:  One son;  Larry (Gwendolyn) Hall, Midland, TX.  One daughter;  Jamie (Ron) Blassingame, Salado, TX.  Five Grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, eight siblings. 

    Services under the direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence. 


    ***********************************************************************************

     

    Ralph O. Holliday

    1942-2014

        Ralph Oliver Holliday, age 71, of Liberty, passed away Monday, January 20, 2014, at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. 

        Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 26, 2014, at the First Presbyterian Church in Coffeyville.  Contributions may be made to the David Nelson Scholarship Fund  at Coffeyville Presbyterian Church, the Coffeyville Rotary Foundation, or the Coffeyville Aviation Heritage Museum and sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS.

         Ralph O. Holliday was born March 9, 1942, in Melrose Park, IL, to Karen Helen (Hveem) and Oliver Morton (Bud) Holliday.  The family moved to the area in 1948.  He graduated from Field Kindley High School and Kansas State University.   Ralph farmed in the Liberty area for 50 years.  He was a member and past president of the Coffeyville Rotary Club,  led a Rotary Group Study Exchange Team to the Philippines, and was a Paul Harris Fellow.  He was elected to and was past president of the USD 445 Board of Education, past president of SEK Grain, Inc., and was a member, deacon and elder of the First United Presbyterian Church in Coffeyville.  

         On November 22, 1962, in Liberty, KS, he married Sally Ann Price and she survives at the home.  Other survivors include:  One daughter Sherri Holliday-Sklar (Bruce), Vienna, VA.  One son Leif Holliday (Sharron), Holton, KS.  Four grandchildren:  Ethan, Jacob, Alexandra, & Sophia.  Three step-grandchildren: Sidney, Jarred and Joel Bohnenkemper.  He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers David and John Holliday. 

         Per his wishes, Mr. Holliday will further research in chemical Parkinsonism.

     Services under the direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence.

    ***********************************************************************************


    Patricia "Pat" Lee

    1934-2014

    Patricia Lee, age 79, of Independence, passed away peacefully Friday, January 17, 2014, at Regal Estates. 

         Memorial graveside services will be held at a later date in Oswego, KS.  Memorial contributions to the family may be sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.  

         Mrs. Lee was born October 24, 1934, in Hays, KS, to Henry and Pearl (Shubert) Belts.  On Friday, March 13, 1952, in Stockton, KS, she married George B. Lee, and he survives at the home.  The couple moved to the Altamont, KS, area in 1972.  She had been a dietician at area nursing homes and the Labette Co. Hospital.  With her husband, she owned Pat's Place in Altamont.  

        She is survived by:  Her husband of 62 years, George Lee of Independence.  Two sons;  George Lee and Jerry (Monte) Lee, all of Oswego, KS.  One daughter;  Debbie Franklin, Independendence, KS.  A granddaughter she raised;  Melanie (Lee) and husband David Merrick, Independence, KS.  Two granddaughters;  Tamra (Jeff) Merando, Yates Center, KS, and Adriane (Casey) Fain, Joplin, MO.  Fourteen great-grandchildren.  

     Services under the direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence.


    ***********************************************************************************


    Charles "Chuck" Corish

    1996-2013

        Chuck Corish, age 17, formerly of Independence, passed away Dec. 22, 2013, at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, TX.

        A memorial service  will be held on January 25, 2014 at 10:00 am at the Church of the Brethren.   Memorial contributions to the family may be sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.  

         Charles was born March 19, 1996, in Independence, to Candy Corish, and she survives at the home.  He was a student at Seven Lakes High School in Katy, TX, where he was a track athlete.  Other survivors include:  His siblings; Byron, Rhein and Zoe Corish.                                         

     Local arangements under the direction of Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence.

      

    ***********************************************************************************


    Harvey Johnson

    1924-2014

        Harvey D. Johnson, age 89, formerly of Independence, went home to be with Jesus, January 16, 2014 in Rogers, AR. 

        Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at Rogers First Church of the Nazarene, with burial will be in Rogers City Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Circle of Life Hospice and sent to Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.

          He was born October 31, 1924 in Arkansas City, Kansas the son of Shelby B. and Cora Etta Johnson.  Harvey was a salesman for Mitchell Bakery and Cripe Bakery.  He was a member of the Bible Holiness Church in Rogers and served in the United States Navy during WW II.  On August 19th, 1944 he married Melba Dean, who passed away December 7, 2008.  He is preceded in death by his parents, one infant granddaughter and one infant daughter. 

         He is survived by daughters, Joyce Gaddy, Sandy Timmons of Rogers, AR and Patty Robinson of Wichita, KS; sons, Dale Johnson of  Rogers Arkansas, Greg Johnson  of  West Virginia;  11 grandchildren; 18  great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

      Local arrangements under the direction of Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence. 


    ***********************************************************************************


    Colin Bobbitt

    1982-2014

        Colin Bobbitt, 31, passed away Tuesday January 14, 2014 in Balch Springs, TX.  He was the son of the former Debbie Faler of Elk City. 

       Funeral Services will be 11:00AM Saturday, January 18, 2014, at North Dallas Funeral Home.  Donations to Colin’s memorial fund may be sent locally to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.

         He was born on June 11, 1982 in Harris County, TX, to Mike and Debby (Faler) Bobbitt.  Colin married Shana Barfield in 2004, and she survives at the home.    Colin is survived by his grandmother, Cathy Wroe; parents, Mike and Debby Bobbitt; wife, Shana; sons, Cooper and Thomas Bobbitt; brothers, Shane Reber and Marlon Bobbitt.  Cousins, Susan Faler, Emporia, and Cheryl Landwehr of Independence, among others.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Vernon Faler and Uncles Dale, Doyle and Carl Faler.

       Local arrangements under the direction of Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence.


    ***********************************************************************************


    Barbara A. Porter

    1939-2014

         Barbara Alene (Thornberry) Porter, age 74, of Independence, passed away Friday, January 10, 2014 at St. Francis Medical Center in Wichita.

         Funeral Services for Barbara Porter will be held at 10:00AM Friday, January 17, 2014, at Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, with Rev. Dick Drummeller of Crystalbrook Church officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery.  Friends may register on Thursday from 9AM-8PM with the family receiving friends from 6PM-8PM at Webb Family Funeral Service.  Memorial contributions may be made to Webb Family Funeral Service. 

         Barbara Porter was born February 24, 1939, in Coffeyville, KS, to Otis and Vesta (Manley) Thornberry.  She attended Coffeyville schools and graduated from Field Kinley in 1957.  She had worked as a teacher in Oklahoma, and later for Teledyne in Independence.  In her retirement, she worked part-time at Wal-Mart.  She had previously been married to Gene Schadeburg, Billy Peugh, Grant (Candy) Wilson and Richard Stewart.  On March 31, 2001, she married William (Bill) Porter and he survives at the home.

         Survivors in addition to the husband, Bill, include:  Her children and their spouses;  Mark (Marcia) Schadeburg,  Staci (Chris) Willard,  William Joseph (Ilona) Schadeburg,  Alanna (Adeline) Northam,  Billie (Gene) Soverns, Roberta (Bob) Williams,  Dorothy Amos, Donna Soverns.  Her sister;  Nancy Lowry.  Forty-five grandchildren, Eighty-eight great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and loved ones.  She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Raymond, husband Candy Wilson, daughter Vicki Porter, and two great-grandchildren.  

    Services under the direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence.


    ***********************************************************************************


    Shirley Catherine Raven Scout Fowler

    1996-2014

        Scout Fowler, age 17, of Independence, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at her home.  

         Memorial celebration of life services for Scout Fowler will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the First Christian Church in Independence, with Rev. Terry Hatfield officiating.  Visitation will begin at 1:00 PM.  Memorial contributions may be made to P.A.L.S. Animal Shelter in Parsons, KS, and sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.  Friends may also sign the book 9AM-8PM Friday at Webb Family Funeral Service.  

       Scout Fowler was born January 11, 1996, in Ada, OK, to Jeff and Autumn Rae (Padley) Fowler.  She lived in Ada and Gainesville, TX, before the family moved to Independence in 2007.  She had been on the honor roll, and received the Who's Who Registry of Academic Excellence Award in 2008.  She began at Independence Community College at the age of 16, studying Art. She had a big love of animals and music and was loved by her many friends.  

         Survivors of Scout Fowler include:  Jeff and Autumn Fowler of the home.  One brother; Jeffrey Fowler, Jr., of Gainesville, TX.  Maternal grandparents;  Bill and Shirley Padley, of the home.  Grandfather; Ted Fowler, Ada, OK.  Many aunts & uncles; Bradley, Chris & Liz, Alice & Richard.  She was preceded in death by her Uncle Corky.  

    Services under the direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence. 


    *********************************************************************************


    Betty L. Heape

    1928-2014

         Betty L. Heape, age 85, of Independence, passed Saturday, January 4, 2014, at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, OK. 

         Funeral services for Betty L. Heape will be held at 10:30AM Saturday, January 11, 2014, at the First Baptist Church, 220 S. Penn in Independence, with Pastor David Henneke officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery.  Friends may call at Webb Family Funeral Service on Thursday from noon-6PM and Friday from 9AM with the family receiving friends from 6PM-8PM on Friday.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Chauncey Peterson Scholarship Fund or Gideon's International and may be sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301. 

        Betty L. Heape was born March 21, 1928, in Cherryvale, KS, to Floren and Mary (Hopping) Hummel.  She grew up and attended school in Cherryvale, where, on October 1, 1944, she married William (Bill) Rex Heape, Sr.   The couple lived on a farm in Radical, north of Independence for over 65 years.  Mr. Heape preceded her in 2011.  She had worked at Electra, Parsons Army Ammunition Plant, Funk's Manufacturing and as a broker at the Real Estate Center.  Betty enjoyed tole and china painting and was a member of the First Baptist Church. 

        Survivors of Betty Heape include five children:  William Rex Heape, Jr., Humboldt, KS.  Curtis Heape, Elk City, KS.  Daniel Heape, Independence, KS.  Dianna Peterson, Porter, TX.  Taka Green, Independence, KS.  One sister:  Patty Mitchell, Bullhead City, AZ.  11 grandchildren.  20 great-grandchildren.  4 great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a brother and 5 sisters. 

    Services under the direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence.


    ***********************************************************************************


    Helen L. Gill

    1928-2014

         Helen Lue Gill, age 85, of Independence, passed away Wednesday morning, January 1, 2014, at her home.  

         Friends may sign the register on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, from 9:00AM-7:00PM with a memorial visitation from 5:00PM-7:00PM at Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.  Memorial contributions may be made to AWOL.  

       Helen Gill was born December 13, 1928, in Kansas City, MO, to Fred and Beulah (Hess) Sanders.  She had been a teacher and was married to Don Gill, who preceded her in death in 1995. 

         Helen we knew you as:  Little Helen – Helen Lou – Little Lou Lou & even Helena.  To know Helen was to Love Helen.  Everyone enjoyed her quick wit and great one-liners.  Helen had several serious loves in her life:  Her Mother and Father, her husband Don of 28 years, all of the Children Helen taught in 3rd Grade at Tulsa’s Bunch School, her longtime beloved companion David Baker, and her loving cats Bennie and Bootsie.  Little Helen’s big enjoyment in life above all was shopping and she missed “her” stores in Tulsa.  She was always a lady who was a sweet and gentle soul, and she made many friends over her lifetime.  Helen so enjoyed the many hours spent at her kitchen table sharing stories of life over a cup of coffee.  Helen enjoyed her peanut butter as well as pizza night with her close friends and her companion.

         Helen, you are now reunited in Heaven with your Loved Ones who passed before you. 

        We will cherish your memory especially by your longtime beloved companion David Baker, your close friends Marianne & Mike Diakiw, Lonnie Walker, and Wendy & Gus George.  You will remain in our Hearts Forever.   Good Night and Rest in Peace.

    Services under the direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence.


    ***********************************************************************************

    2013

    ***********************************************************************************

    December     ( Bell, Gallagher, Page, Burnett)

    ***********************************************************************************


    ***********************************************************************************

    Shirley A. Bell

    1937-2013

         Shirley A. Bell, age 76, of Coffeyville,KS, passed away Friday, December 20, 2013 at Medicalodge in Coffeyville.

         Cremation has taken place with services to be held at a later date.  Memorial contributions have been requested to the Medicalodges of Coffeyville Employee's Fund and may be sent to Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS, 67301. 

         Shirley Bell was born April 19, 1937 in Belmont, Iowa, to Robert and Gweneth (Slater) Whistler. She was raised in Eagle Grove, Iowa.  She graduated high school from Toledo, Iowa class of 1956 and graduated Iowa State Teachers College in 1960.

         She married Ralph Bell in 1967 and they divorced in 1986. In 1996 she became companions with Jimmie Doug Sawyers until his death in May 2012.

          She was a homemaker from 1967 to 1978 when she began her in home business of grooming dogs. She began raising and showing Great Danes in about 1979 until 1986, when she began working as an in-home helper until 1988 when she started working for several doctors in the Coffeyville area until her health began to fail. 

         She was a former volunteer for the Coffeyville Humane society and the Lewark Church of God in Coffeyville. 

         She is survived by two sons;  Lewis Bell and Victor Bell, both of Coffeyville, KS. 

    Sister, Bonnie Adams, Pennsylvania. Two brothers: Donald Whistler, Arkansas and Roger Slater, Eagle Grove, IA.  Numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Harold. 

    Services under the direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence.


    ***********************************************************************************


    Evelyn Joelene Gallagher

    1945-2013

         Evelyn Joelene Gallagher, age 68, of Independence, KS, passed away Wednesday, December 18, 2013, at Jane Phillips Hospital in Bartlesville, OK.

         Cremation has taken place with services to be held at a later date.      

         Ms. Gallagher was born January 24, 1945, in Coffeyville, KS, to Joe and Edna (Wills) Ybarra.  She moved with her parents to Klammoth Falls, OR, and returned to Independence in 1978.  She had been married to Robert Gallagher and they later divorced.  

        She is survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

    Services under the direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence. 


    ***********************************************************************************


    Coty Wayne Page, Sr.

    1965-2013

          Coty W. Page, Sr., age 48, of Neodesha, KS, passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. 

          Memorial services will be held at 1;00 PM,Saturday, December 21, 2013, at Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, with his cousin, Danny Andres, officiating.  The family invites friends to a reception at 2:30 PM and the Neodesha Eagles following the service. 

    Memorial contributions may be made to the Seventh Day Adventist Church and sent to Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS, 67301. 

          Mr. Page was born June 27, 1965, in Emporia, KS, to Vernon and Mona Yvonne (Burns) Page.

     He grew up and attended school in Wilson County, Kansas and in Texas.  He had worked at Airosol in Neodesha and IBP in Garden City, KS.  He had attended the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Thayer, KS.

         Survivivors include: Son, Cody Page, Jr., Independence, KS.  One grandchild; Hayden Shelby Page, Independence, KS.  One brother; Terry Burns, Neodesha, KS.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

    Services under the direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence.


    ***********************************************************************************


    Michael Scott Burnett

    1965-2013

        Michael Scott Burnett, age 48, of Independence, passed away at home Friday evening, December 6, 2013.

       Services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, December 14, 2013, at Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301, with Paul E. Price officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Zach Webb Family Funeral Service. 

        Scott Burnett was born April 8, 1965, in Independence, to Clifford W. and Viola (O'Leary) Burnett.  He attended local schools.  He worked with his father at Century Steps and was later a custodian with the corporation that owned Webb & Rodrick Chapel.  He had attended Tyro Christian Church and had sang in a Christian band, Mashiyach Ministries.  

        Survivors include:  One son; Tyler Burnett, Oklahoma City, OK.  Two brothers;  Wayne Burnett, Independence, KS, and Kenneth Reno, Muskogee, OK.  One sister; Maria Hupp-Woodhouse of Hampton, Virginia, and a companion;  Monica McCall, Independence, KS. 

         Services under the direction of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service. 


    ***********************************************************************************

    November    (Dreher, Spellins, Dean, Crawford)

    **********************************************************************************

    Annie M. (True) Dreher

    1942-2013

         Annie Mae Dreher, age 71, of Independence, passed away Monday, November 25, 2013, at Miami Nursing Center in Miami, OK. 

         Services for Annie Dreher will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, November 29, 2013, at Whitewater Cemetery, Whitewater, KS with Zach Webb officiating.  Friends may call Wednesday, November 27, from noon -6:00 PM at Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS.  Memorial contributions to the charity of the donor's choice may be sent to the funeral home.

          Annie was born March 1, 1942, in Rosebud, TX, to Claude and Fannie (Wilson) Hook.  She attended schools in Texas and Kansas.  She moved to Independence in 1995.  In 1960, she married Jim True in Whitewater, KS, and he survives at the home.  She worked as a waitress and enjoyed ceramics and painting. 

         Survivors in addition to the husband include:  One son;  Dusty Dreher, Austin, TX.  A step-daughter: Amber True, Independence, KS. A nephew: Steve Hook.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, and two children;  Teresa and Jimmy True, Jr. 

         Services under the direction of locally-owned Webb Family Funeral Service of Independence. 


    ***********************************************************************************

    Boyd W. Spellins

    1963-2013

    Boyd Wayne Spellins, age 50, of Independence, passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at his residence. 

         Services were held Saturday, November 23, 2013, at Ackerman Chapel in Sedan, KS, with Zach Webb officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301. 

         Mr. Spellins was born May 9, 1963, in Drawly, CA, to Floyd K. and Pauline (Lambright) Spellins.  He was raised in the Sedan area.  In July, 1979, he married Charla Glover and they later divorced.  He was also married to Angela Spellins.  He had been kitchen manager at Golden Corral in Wichita and recently at Uncle Jack's restaurant in Independence.  

         Survivors of Boyd Spellins include:  His daughter;  Cheri Kirk, Wamego, KS.  A son;  Brandon Spellins, Arkansas City, KS.  Grandchildren;  Keegan Wyatt, Noah, and Allyson.  

         Services under the direction of locally-owned Webb Family Funeral Service of Independence. 


    ***********************************************************************************


    James D. Dean

    1959-2013

         James Derl Dean, age 54, of Independence, passed away Friday, November 8, 2013, at Via Christi St. Francis Medical Center in Wichita. 

         Funeral services for James D. Dean will be held 2:00 PM Friday, November 15, 2013, at Webb Family Funeral Service with Pastor Joseph Clemons of the Stockton (MO) Christian Church officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 9 AM-8 PM with the family receiving friends from 6-8 PM.  Memorial contributions may be made to AWOL and sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301. 

         James D. Dean was born April 24, 1959, in Indianola, Mississippi, to Hilda Jo Dodson and Derl Dean.  He grew up in Bates City, MO, and went to high school in Harrisonville, MO.  He was a machinist and most recently worked at Amazon in Coffeyville, KS.  He had attended Villa Heights Christian Church in Joplin.  In 1980, he married Rene Rice and they later divorced.  On April 17, 1999, in Independence, MO,  he married Helen Brown and she survives at the home.  James especially enjoyed fishing, golfing, and his family.

         Survivors in addition to the wife include:  One son: Andrew Dean, Sedalia, MO.  Three stepsons;  Keith Miller, Greg Clemons, and Joseph Clemons.  One sister;  Kathy Grijalva, Trabucko Canyon, CA.  Three Grandsons;  Kyle Miller, Lane Patrick, and Rowdy Miller.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and a daughter, Melanie Dean, in 2004

         Services under the direction of locally-owned  Webb Family Funeral Service of Independence.


    ***********************************************************************************


    Juanita Crawford

    1929-2013

         Gera Juanita Crawford, age 84, of Independence, passed away Monday, November 4, 2013, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. 

        Funeral services for Juanita Crawford will be held at 11 AM Thursday, November 7, at the First Christian Church in Independence with Rev. Terry Hatfield officiating, with visitation at the church from 10 AM to the start of the service.  Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery.  Friends may register on Wednesday from noon-6 PM  Wednesday at Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.  Memorial contributions are requested to First Christian Church and may be left with the funeral home. 

         Juanita was born July 12, 1929, in Stuttgart, Arkansas, to Richard L. and Lida (Inman) McKenzie.  She attended Stuttgart schools and graduated high school in 1947.   On February 12, 1950, she married Howard L. Crawford in Bartlesville, OK.  They then made their home in Independence.  She had worked at Electra, ACC, Continental Can, and raised, trained and raced greyhounds for 40 years with her husband from their farm in Cherryvale.   She was a member of the Baptist Church and attended the First Christian Church.      

         Survivors include her husband, Howard, of the home.  Three daughters;  Shirley (Robert) Sanborn, Independence, KS.  Connie Monaco, Claremore, OK.  Teresa Osburn, Independence, KS.  Nine grandchildren;  Tyge Sanborn, Amber Smith, Kane Monaco, Kash Monaco, Kole Monaco, Kord Monaco, Mikayley Overton, Skyler Overton, Gage Osburn.  Five great-grandchildren; Dack and Kyah Sanborn, Shelby and Abby Smith and Hayden Page.  

        Services under the direction of locally-owned Webb Family Funeral Service


    ***********************************************************************************

    October


    Sherman Halsey

    1957-2013

       Sherman Halsey, age 56, formerly of Independence, KS passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at his home in Nashville, TN.

        Funeral services for Sherman Halsey will be held at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at the Memorial Hall. in Independence, KS, with The Reverend Cameron Randle, Rector of St. Georges Parish Churches, Accomac, VA, officiating.  Private interment for the family will follow.  Friends may call Monday from 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM with the family receiving friends from 6-7 at Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10, Independence.  To honor Sherman’s prestigious television and film career, his creativity and dedication to the University of Kansas, a scholarship is being created in his name.  In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to support the Sherman Halsey Memorial Fund in KU Theatre and Film and Media Studies. Send your gift to KU Endowment, , with “Sherman Halsey Memorial” in the memo line or make an online gift at:www.kuendowment.org or they may be sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS, 67301.

        Sherman was born February 22, 1957, in Independence, KS, to Jim and Jo Ann (Sherman) Halsey.  He attended local schools and graduated from Independence High School in 1975. 

        He began working in the country music business at the age of 13 putting up posters and show bills for his father’s concert promotion company.

        While studying film at the University of Kansas, Sherman promoted concerts with artists from the Jim Halsey Company roster. Sherman interned at Dick Clark Productions in Beverly Hills one summer on an NBC Special and was later hired there.

        After college, Sherman split his time between the Halsey Agency, management, and record company division headquartered in Tulsa, and their Beverly Hills office where Sherman helped develop the television production arm of the Halsey Company.

        He became Vice Chairman of the Jim Halsey Company representing 47 of Country Music’s top stars. He held that position from 1980 -1990 when the Halseys sold the Agency division. They maintained ownership of the management and production divisions of the company.

        During this time, Sherman and his father also headed the Halsey-owned MCA/ Churchill Record Company.

        He produced and directed hundreds of television shows and videos.

        He was the recipient of numerous awards including an MTV Award, multiple Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards for best Video, New York Film and Television Festivals Gold Medal Award, Gold Telly Awards, Country Music Television (CMT) Flame worthy and numerous others. Sherman sat on the board of directors at the Academy of Country Music, served as a judge on the ACM’s Blue Ribbon video committee, served on the board of Belmont University Music Business Program and was a member of the professional advisory board of the University of Kansas Department of Theatre.

        Most recently Sherman and his father were partners in the Halsey family of entertainment and education businesses.

        In addition to his creative genius, Sherman's most impressive attributes were his warm heart, devotion to family and friends and generous spirit.

        Survivors of Sherman Halsey include:  His mother, Jo Ann Halsey, Lawrence, KS. Father and stepmother, Jim and Minisa Halsey, Mounds, OK.  Sister, Gina Halsey, Lawrence, KS.  Stepsister, Crissy Rumford, and stepbrother, Woody Carter.

        Services under the direction of locally-owned Webb Family Funeral Service of Independence.


    ***********************************************************************************


    William Maxwell Webb

    1997-2013

        Maxwell Webb, age 16, of Independence, passed away at 12:54 AM on Monday, September 30, 2013 at St. Francis Medical Center in Wichita, KS. 

        Funeral services for Maxwell Webb will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, October 5, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Delores J. Williamston and Jack Kyle officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS, 67301.  Friends may call Thursday and Friday with the visitation on Friday from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at Webb Family Funeral Service.  Donations will be divided between the park, AWOL, and the Science and Technology Center.

         Maxwell was born May 9, 1997, in Independence, KS, to William Zachary and Deanna Dawn Webb.  He later lived in Hominy, OK, Neosho, MO and Springfield, MO, before moving back to Independence in 2009.  

         Besides his fondness for  nature and swimming, Maxwell loved animals and plants and was a member of AWOL, FORPAZ, ASPCA, the Arbor Day Foundation, the First United Methodist Church and the Cherokee Nation. 

         He was active with Uppercut Boxing and proud of his association with Neewollah and his hometown. He collected coins and was an avid botanist, specializing in rare amorphophallus, hot peppers and giant pumpkins, owning seeds from the world record.  He had won awards at the Coffeyville and Elk City Fairs and was the 2011 winner of the Howard Dill Award for Outstanding Pumpkin at Pumpkin Daze Festival in Republic, MO.  

         Maxwell was on every honor roll and had a passion for astronomy, science & technology.  He was currently attending Independence Community College and was pursuing a degree in Chemical Science.  

         He had worked for his own Whyitit Seed Company and Webb Family Funeral Service.  

         Maxwell was and will always be an advocate for those on the autism spectrum and people, plants and animals that need love and acceptance.  

        Survivors include his parents, Zach and Dee Webb and grandmother, Gwen Webb of the home.  Three siblings;  Stephanie Stewart of Independence, Zachary Webb of Lawrence and Jacqueline Webb of Joplin.   A grandfather;  Richard Thomas of Oklahoma.  Aunts; Meredith Fugate and Allison Thomas.  Uncle Stan Webb and a favorite cousin, Kathy Webb.  Dogs and cats; Easy, Bowzer, Baby, Littles, Dodger,  Cracker, Homewick, Tiny, Elise and Holly. 

       Maxwell was preceded in death by his grandfather, Gerald L. Webb.  A grandmother;  Connie O. Hughes.  Great grandmother;  Jackie Hughes.  Great-uncle Clarence Webb and  an uncle, Frankie Webb. 

    Honorary pallbearers are:  Ivan Kondratyev, Dakota Owen, Kelsey VanKirk, Alexis Surber, Kait Rogers, Betsy Stewart, Kobie Taylor, and Bri Rush. 

         Services under the direction of locally-owned Webb Family Funeral Service of Independence.  

     

    ***********************************************************************************


    Teresa L. Holliday Korhn

    1968-2013

         Teresa Lynn Holliday Korhn, age 45, of Independence, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at Jane Phillips Hospital in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

         Graveside funeral services will be held 11;00 AM Monday, September 9, 2013, at the Ramona Cemetery in Ramona, Oklahoma, with Zach Webb officiating.  Friends may call Sunday at Webb Family Funeral Service from 1:00-6:00 PM with the family receiving friends from 4:00-6:00 PM.  Memorial contributions may be made to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.

         Teresa was born April 18, 1968, in Kenmare, North Dakota, to John and Marilyn (Potter) Holliday.  The family moved to Independence in the early 1970's and she attended Independence schools.  She had worked at Windsor Place and Marvin's Grocery.  On February 11, 2000, she married Patrick Korhn in Independence, and he survives at the home.  

         Survivors in addition to the husband Pat, of the home, include:  Three children;  Jessica, Justin and Jaimie Barnett, all of Independence.  Her mother;  Marilyn Holliday, Wahpeton, ND.  Two sisters;  Tammy Holliday, Independence, and Tara Keister, Wahpeton, ND.  One brother;  Timothy Holliday, Olathe, KS.  A granddaughter;  Janea Allen of Independence.  She was preceded in death by her father, a brother, Troy Holliday, and a son, John Andrew Holliday. 

         Services under the direction of locally owned Webb Family Funeral Service of Independence. 


    ***********************************************************************************


    Donna Jean Imhoff

    1938-2013

    Donna Jean Imhoff, age 75, longtime resident of Elk City, passed away at home on Thursday, August 15, 2013. 

         Services will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, August 19, at the Elk City First Christian Church, with Justin McKee officiating.  Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Elk City, KS.  Friends may call Sunday from 1PM - 6 PM with the family receiving friends from 4-6PM at Webb Family Funeral Service.  Memorial Contributions to Elk City Old Settler’s Days may be sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS, 67301. 

         Donna Imhoff was born July 24, 1938, in Boulder, CO, to Marvin and Evelyn (Johnson) Crawford.  She moved to Elk City and her mother married Chet Foster.  She attended Elk City schools.  On August 29, 1954, she married William A. Imhoff at the Elk City Christian Church and he survives at the home.  They lived for a time in New Mexico before returning to Elk City.  She was a member of the Elk City First Christian Church and had attended Faith Life Fellowship in Havana. She was a member of the Junior Study Club, a long time president and fifty year member of the Fair Board and contributed to the community in numerous other activities. 

         Survivors in addition to the husband include:  One son, Jerry and his wife, Shawn Imhoff, Wann, OK, and a sister, Geraldine Bryant, of Elk City.  Five Grandchildren:  Lacy, Colby, Kirsten, Natalie and Billy, and one great-grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Billy Imhoff.

         Services under the direction of locally-owned Webb Family Funeral Service of Independence.


    *********************************************************************************** 

     

    Emily Jeanette Washington

    1913-2013

    Emily J. Washington, age 100, of Independence, passed away August 8, 2013, at Mercy Hospital.   Cremation will take place with services at a later date.  

    Mrs. Washington was born January 24, 1913, in Louisville, Kentucky, to Josey and Bessie Johnson.  She was a Licensed Practical Nurse.  

    Survivors include two nieces, Phyllis Montgomery of Independence and Sylvia Teal of Wichita.  

    Services under the direction of locally-owned Webb Family Funeral Service of Independence.  

     

    ***********************************************************************************


    Michael Gary Prieur

    1969-2013

         Michael Gary Prieur, age 44, passed away July 13, 2013, in Davison, Michigan. Visitation will be from 6-8 PM on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Allen Funeral Home in Davison.  

         Michael was born in Flint, Michigan on May 27, 1969 son of Gary and Kathleen (Cunningham) Prieur. He worked for International Paper.

         He is survived by his parents and dear friend and companion for the last 10 years, Lauri Thomison, formerly of Independence. 

         Condolences and memorial contributions made to the family may be sent locally to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS, 67301.


    ***********************************************************************************


    Anthony L. Koger

     1954-2013 

         Anthony Laverne Koger, age 58, of Independence, passed away, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. 

         Memorial services will be held 10:00 AM, Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10, Independence, KS  67301, with Rev. Steven Porter of the Fort Scott First Southern Baptist Church officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made to the family and sent to the funeral home. 

         Tony Koger was born September 24, 1954, in Independence, to Harold and Barbara (Beck) Koger.  He grew up and attended school in Elk City and Independence, graduating from IHS in 1972.  He had worked at Emerson, J.B. Hunt, Sepco, and Cessna, primarily in quality control.  He had been baptized in the Nazarene Church. 

         He had been married to Marilyn Koger and then to Sherry Bates.  On December 29, 1996, he married Loretta Hartzell at the First United Methodist Church in Independence.  She survives at the home.

    Surivors in addition to his wife include:  Daughters; Elainna House and Donna Newman of the home, Julie Koger and Tanaya Koger of Burlington, KS, and Antoinette Koger of Coffeyville, KS.  His father, Harold Koger, Elk City, KS.  His sisters;  Diane Bailey, Becky Koger, Elaine Creamer, and Cindy Chrane.  Grandchildren:  Kendall, Kari, Olivia and Madeline.  He was preceded in death by his mother and aunt.

         Services under the direction of locally-owned Webb Family Funeral Service of Independence.

     

    ***********************************************************************************

     

    Terry L. Redman

    1951-2013

        Terry L. Redman, age 61, of Independence, passed away June 15, 2013.

        Terry L. Redman was born August 7, 1951, in Kingman, KS, to James F. and Maxine L. (Dir) Redman.  He grew up in various Kansas towns.  He attended school and graduated from Larned (KS) High School, in 1969.  He married Vicki S. Surrett on February 14, 1970, in Greensburg, KS. They were divorced in 1993. He was a former tool and die repairman for Emerson Electric before becoming disabled.  Terry was an active member of the Masonic Lodge in Independence and Mirza Shrine for many years.  He was a member of the Joker's Clown Unit in Independence and the Hillbillies Clan Unit in Coffeyville.  These things were a very big part of his life, though disabled, he still recalled the active years with pride. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.  Terry enjoyed boating, fishing and hunting with family when time permitted and during vacations.

         He was preceded in death by his parents, step-dad, two brothers and a sister.

         Survivors include daughter Angie and her husband Bill Smith, granddaughters Kaitlyn and Emmalee, all of Lincoln,NE.   Honorary family Harry and Sally Patel and Family.  Many extended family members and close friends.

         Cremation has taken place and a memorial service with Masonic rites will be held at a later date under the direction of locally-owned Webb Family Funeral Service of Independence.

     

    ***********************************************************************************

     

    Erma L. Robinson

    1945-2013

        Erma Lucretia Robinson, 67, formerly of Independence, passed away January 6, 2013 in La Plata, Maryland.  Memorial graveside services will held 11:00 A.M.,  July 1, 2013, at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence.  

        Erma Lucretia Robinson was born on February 13, 1945, to Edward and Evelyn Robinson in Independence.  She attended local schools and Independence Junior College.  She moved to Washington, D.C. and was employed by the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company as a data entry clerk.   She enjoyed spending time at her Freedom Landing Day Program, shopping, music, and spending time with her family.  

        Erma is survived by her children:  Vivian Miles, Stafford, VA;  Sallie McDonald, Bowie, MD;  Juliette Robinson, Waldorf, MD;  Evelyn Sturgis, Upper Marlboro, MD;  Terry Lumpkin, Indianapolis, IN;  Edward Robinson, Broken Arrow, OK;  and Debbie Clark, Independence, KS;  Aunt and Uncle;  James and Ethel McNeil, and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and a brother.  

         Services under the direction of locally-owned Webb Family Funeral Service Independence.

     

    ***********************************************************************************


    Marian F. 'Thomas' Harkreader

    1928-2013

         Marian Frances 'Thomas' Harkreader, age 84, of Independence, passed away at her home Tuesday,  June 11, 2013.  Private graveside services will be held at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence with Deacon Art Tull officiating.   Condolences for the family and memorial contributions to the charity of the donor's choice may be sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.

         Marian F. Harkreader was born September 1, 1928, in Wolco, Oklahoma, to Margaret (Lett) and William D. Thomas.  She was raised in the Independence and Sycamore area and graduated Independence High School in 1946.  She was a homemaker and had worked for Southwestern Bell.  She enjoyed family, fishing and sewing. 

         On August 2, 1946, she married John Harkreader in Independence.  He passed away on February 3, 2008.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Bill Thomas. 

         Survivors of Marian Harkreader include:  Four children and their spouses;  John (Joyce) Harkreader, Jr., Tulsa, OK, Phillip Lee (Cheri) Harkreader, Muskogee, OK, Bobby (Karen) Harkreader, Muldrow, OK, and Jackie (David) Overfield, Independence, KS.  One brother and his wife, Jack Fred (Nancy) Thomas, Elk City, KS.  Ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. 

       Services under the direction of Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence, KS.   

     

    ***********************************************************************************

     

    Mark M. Minton

    1927-2013

         Mark McDaniel Minton, age 85, formerly of Independence,  passed away May 23, 2013, in Sun City West, Arizona.  Private graveside and inurnment will be held in Mount Hope Cemetery in Independence.  Condolences for the family and memorial contributions to the charity of the donor's choice may be sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.

         Mark McDaniel Minton was born August 30, 1927 in Independence, KS to 

    Lola (McDaniel) and L. Glenn Minton.   Mark spent several childhood years with

    his grandparents, Sam and Ethel McDaniel of Independence.   He graduated Independence High School and  Pittsburg State University. 

         He was Director, Evening News Anchor and Announcer on KOAM TV in Pittsburg, KS.  He later established and was the first Director of the SEK Area Agency on Aging inHumboldt, KS.  He retired to Sun City West, AZ in 1995. 

         He is survived by his wife of forty-five  years, Wilma Pendleton Chambers Minton, and his step-children,  Dwight Chambers of Phoenix, AZ, Louise Chambers of Denver, CO,  and Elizabeth Cameron of Denver, CO.

         Services under the direction of Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence, KS.  

     

    ***********************************************************************************


    Robert D. Sprague

    1955-2013

         Robert D. Sprague, age 58, of Independence, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at his home.  

         Memorial services for Bob Sprague will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, May 31, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Delores J. Williamston officiating.  Friends may register at the funeral home from 9 AM-7 PM on Thursday and until noon on Friday.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church and sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.  Online condolences may be left at www.webbfamilyfuneralservice.com.

         Robert Dewane Sprague was born May 13, 1955, in Cedar Vale, KS, to Wilbert Eugene and Mary LaVohne (Fox) Sprague.  He grew up in the area and in Loveland, CO.  He graduated from IHS in 1973 and served in the U.S. Air Force in 1975-1976.  He was head of maintenance with the Independence Housing Authority from 1983-2010.

         Bob was a member of First United Methodist Church, active in many groups and committees.  He belonged to the Elk City Carson Lodge, was a leader in the Boy Scouts, and for 25 years was the clock operator at ICC football and basketball games.  He was also a longtime referee, umpire and coach in high school, college, and city recreation athletic events. 

        On June 5, 1977, in Independence, he married Marilyn Chase and she survives at the home. 

        Survivors in addition to his wife include:  Daughter, Jennifer Sprague, Independence, KS.  Son, Zach Sprague, Chandler, AZ.  Two grandsons, Kamen Sprague and Logan Sprague of Independence, KS.   He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Adam Sprague, and two brothers, Frank and Tommy. 

        Services under the direction of Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence, KS

     

    ***********************************************************************************


    Raymond P. Heon

    1933-2011   

    Raymond Paul Heon, age 78,  of Lakewood, Colorado, passed away December 16, 2011, after a seven year battle with Alzheimers.  A memorial graveside service will be 2:00 PM Friday, May 24, 2013, at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence, with Zach Webb officiating.  

         Ray was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, on January 28, 1933, and served in the US Navy from 1952-1954.  He graduated from the University of Massachussertts-Amherst with a degree in Geology with Mining Option, and was a Special Graduate Student in Corporate Finance and Economics at Clark University in 1959.  

         Ray was a professional land surveyor specializing in mining and related industries. and was responsible for projects in the United States, Canada and Australia.  He owned and operated a a mine-contracting, drilling, engineering and surveying company, and provided services to other mining companies throughout the western United States.  His efforts culminated in the Grace Mine Complex near Empire, Colorado.  

         Ray played golf on CGA pro-am championship teams in Ireland, Hawaii, and Scotland.  He also competed in Australia, Argentina, Fiji, New Zealand, and Canada.

         He was married to Norma R. Schmidt, formerly of Independence.  He is also survived by his eight children and his grandchildren. 

          Services under the direction of Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence, KS.

     

    ***********************************************************************************


    Darlene E. Watson Bussert

    1933-2013

        Darlene Ellen Watson Bussert, age 79, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Mountain Grove, MO. 

         Services for Darlene Watson Bussert will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the First Baptist Church in Independence, Kansas, with Reverend Randall Terrill officiating.  Friends may call at Webb Family Funeral Service on Tuesday from 9:00 AM with family visitation that evening from 6:00-7:00 PM. Interment will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence.  In lieu of , memorial contributions may be made to Gideon's, or FORPAZ  and may be sent to Webb Family Funeral Service,  1475 S. 10, Independence, KS  67301. 

         Darlene was born May 14, 1933, in Wichita, Kansas to George Edward and Faye Laura (Majors) Wells.  She graduated Cherryvale High School in 1951, and then Coffeyville Community Junior College and Pittsburg State Teacher’s College obtaining her graduate degree in with honors from the University of Colorado.   She taught kindergarten in Cherryvale, Independence, Coffeyville and Wichita and then became a longtime substitute.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Independence, where she taught Sunday School and music at and was a Sunday School Superintendent.  She was a member of Contemporary Study Club, Chapter D.A., P.E.O., Beta Sigma Phi and the Monday Music Club. 

          On June 19, 1960, she married Bill D. Watson in Cherryvale, Kansas and he preceded her in death on December 22, 1984.  In 2003, she married John Bussert and he preceded her in death in 2005.

         Survivors include: Four daughters;  Laura Peterson, Mountain Grove, MO. Sarah Snow, Decatur, TX.  Beth Watson, Norman, OK.  Betsy Posey, Yale, OK.  Four stepchildren:  Jack Bussert, Savannah, GA.  Trudy Larabee, Shawnee, OK.  Ron Bussert, Bixby, OK.  Karen Kamen, Overland Park, KS.  One brother, Darryl Wells, Wichita, KS. Seven grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, and two step-greatgrandchildren.  

         Services under the direction of Webb Family Funeral Service of Independence, KS. 


    ***********************************************************************************


    Ernestine Daniels

    1925-2013

        Ernestine Daniels, age 87, of Independence, passed away Monday, April 1, 2013, at Regal Estates in Independence.  

        Services for Ernestine Daniels will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, April 5, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church in Independence with Rev. Darlene Easley of Hall's Chapel A.M.E. in Newton, KS,  and Elder Melvin Simpson of Young's Chapel officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery.   The family will then meet friends for lunch in FUMC's Gault Hall.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM with the family receiving friends from 6;00-8:00 PM.  In lieu of , memorial contributions are requested to the Ernestine Daniels and may be sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS, 67301. 

         Ernestine Daniels was born on November 5, 1925, in Dewey, Oklahoma, to Lewis and Eva (Raimey) Daniels.  She moved to Independence and graduated from Independence High School and Pittsburg State Teacher's College.  She taught elementary school at Parsons, Kansas, and worked at Wig's restaurant in Independence for 17 years.  She then worked for USD 446 until her retirement in 1991, before and after which, she did domestic work for many families in the area.  She was a lifelong member of the Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church, serving in all committees and offices, including the Kansas-Nebraska Conference of the Women's Missionary Society and CUFF-Christians United Feeding Friends, among others, and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha at Pittsburg State University. 

         Survivors of Ernestine Daniels include:  Her daughter; Lana C. Crowe and her husband Gregory of Kansas City, MO.  Two brothers;  John Henry Daniels and Lewis Daniels of Independence.  An honorary daughter;  Hortense Mason of Coffeyville.  Three step-grandchildren; Brandon Howard, Mahausha and Kiandra Crowe.  A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, two children; Joneva Renee' and Kalvin James; three sisters;  Lillie Campbell, Ginny Dora Daniels, Daisy Henderson; and a best friend, Arlene Brown.

         Services under the direction of Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence, KS

     

    ***********************************************************************************


    Tina M. Baxter

    1956-2013

         Tina M. Baxter, age 56, of Independence, passed away Friday, March 15, 2013, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. 

         Memorial graveside services and inurnment for Tina Baxter will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, March 22, 2013 at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence with Zach Webb, funeral director, officiating.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, 9AM-6PM, to sign the register book.  The family has requested memorial contributions to AWOL, and they may be sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS, 67301.

         Tina Marie Baxter was born June 5, 1956, in Tempe, Arizona, to Floyd and Helen (Bellis) Baxter.  The family moved to Independence in 1974 when she graduated Independence High School and then Independence Community Junior College.  She had worked for the Baxter Box Plant and the Fobian Pallet Company.  She loved her family and animals and was a member of several online communities. 

         Survivors of Tina Baxter include:  Her mother, Helen Baxter of Independence.  Her siblings:  Donna Baxter, Bob Baxter, Mary Schlotman, Diana Campbell, and Janet Coatney, all of Independence.  Twelve nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her father, Floyd Baxter. 

          Services under the direction of Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence, KS

     

    ***********************************************************************************


    Glenn H. Hopkins

    1947-2013

         Glenn H. Hopkins, age 65, of Independence, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013, at St. Francis Via Christi Medical Center in Wichita. 

        Friends may call at Webb Family Funeral Service Thursday, 9AM-8PM, March 14, with the family receiving friends from 6-8 PM. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, March 15, 2013 at Mt. Hope Cemetery officiated by Chaplain Dan Dollison and military graveside rites by VFW post 704. 

         The family has requested memorial contributions be may be made to VFW Post 1186 and may be left with Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.

         Glenn Henry Hopkins was born November 18, 1947, in Storm Lake, Iowa, to Henry W. and Virginia I. (Brown) Hopkins.  The family moved to Independence in the mid-fifties and Glenn graduated IHS in 1965.  He attended ICJC and enlisted in the U.S. Navy, earning his discharge in 1974.  He had worked at AIW in Bartlesville, car lots in Tulsa, Quality Motors, managed the American Legion and most recently had been a security guard at Amazon in Coffeyville.  Beginning as a teenager, he formed a number of bands where he sang and played guitar, including "Southland".  He was a member of VFW Post 1186 and American Legion #139. On February 16, 2000, at the VFW in Independence, he married Susan Bradford, and she survives at the home.

         Survivors in addition to the wife, include:  One sister;  Bonnie (Darrell) Long, Coffeyville, KS.  Three stepchildren; Janet (Bobby) Elliott, Independence, KS, Eddie (Crystal) McNeal, Fredonia, KS, and Gene (Wyona) McNeal, Independence, KS. Five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a nephew. 

         Services under the direction of Webb Family Funeral Service Independence, KS,.

     

    ***********************************************************************************


    MSG Charles E. "Pete" Tucker, Jr. 

    1965-2013

         Charles Eugene "Pete" Tucker, Jr., age 47, of Independence, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2013, at St. John's Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

         Funeral services for Pete Tucker will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the First Christian Church in Independence with Chaplain Dan Leiter of 329th CSSB officiating.  Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery with military graveside rites from Ft. Riley.  Friends may register Friday at Webb Family Funeral Service from 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM. 

         In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contributions be made to the Tucker Children Memorial Fund and they may be sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS, 67301. 

         Charles E. "Pete" Tucker was born October 13, 1965, in Independence, to Charles and Bonnie Jean (Moyer) Tucker.  He attended local schools, graduated Independence High School in 1984 and later attended ICC.  He enlisted in the US Army after high school.  He served in Korea, Kuwait and Iraq, attaining the rank of Master Sergeant with seventeen decorations.  He was currently the 1011th Supply Co. Unit Administrator, a member of VFW Post 1186, American Legion Post 139 and Elk City Carson Lodge #139.  On September 20, 1997, in Independence, he married Wencie Agosto, and she survives.

         Survivors in addition to the wife include:  Two sons;  Chase H. Tucker and Charlie Agosto Tucker of the home.  Mother; Bonnie Tucker of Independence, KS.  Grandmother;  Lillian Moyer, Independence, KS.  Sister; Christy Frisbie, Sand Springs, OK.  Aunt; Kathy Kinnamon, Independence, KS.  

         Services under the direction of Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence, KS. 

     

    ***********************************************************************************


    Linda S. Payne

    1957-2013

         Linda S. Payne, age 55, of Independence, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2013, at her home.

         Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at Webb Family Funeral Service with Chaplain Charles Schenck of Mercy Hospice and Pastor Joe Davolt of Bible Holiness Church officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 5-7 PM at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions have been requested to the American Lung Association and may be sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS, 67301.

         Linda S. Payne was born December 3, 1957, in Independence, Kansas, to Dean and Jewell Mae (Fry) Cranor.  She attended Independence Bible College and graduated as Salutatorian in 1975.  On January 25, 1980, she married Michael Payne in Larned, Kansas.  They later divorced.  She worked as desk clerk at Caney Hospital until moving to Denver in 1983 and then ran a restaurant in Watkins, Colorado.  She returned to Independence in 2007 and worked as a bookkeeper for Advanced Therapy.  

         Survivors of Linda S. Payne include:  Her mother, Jewell Cranor, Independence, KS.  Two daughters;  Michelle Payne, Littleton, CO;  Sarah Payne, Aurora, CO.  Two brothers;  Dennis and Michael Cranor, both of Independence, KS.  Two sisters;  Terri Wilson, Independence, KS; Andrea Ratcliff, Cincinnati, OH.  One granddaughter, Abigail Bruyere.  She was preceded in death by her father, Dean Cranor. 

         Services under the direction of Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence, KS.

     

    ***********************************************************************************


    Darvin D. Hastings

    1945-2013

         Darvin Duane Hastings, age 67, of Independence, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2013, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. 

         Graveside funeral services are 1:00 PM, Friday, February 8, 2013, at Mt. Hope Cemetery with Zach Webb, minister with Universal Life Church Monastery, officiating. Friends may register at Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th,  from 9AM - 5PM on Thursday and from 9AM - noon on Friday.  Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home. 

         Darvin Hastings was born July 14, 1945, in Winfield, KS, to Merle Isaac and Ruth Louise (Olson) Hastings.  The family moved to Independence from Chanute in 1952.  He graduated from Independence High School in 1963 and Independence Community Junior College in 1965 before attending Pittsburg State University.  He was the lead detective at the Independence Police Department for most of the 1970's.  He later worked at Watts Auto and Kendrick's.  He had been a member of the Police Association, Independence Jaycees and was active in local baseball leagues. He had been married to Melodie Holman and later to Susan Thornton. 

         Survivors of Darvin Hastings include:  His companion, Beatriz Cuartos.  One daughter, April O'Shea, Canyon Country, CA.  One brother, Robert Hastings of Independence, KS.  Two grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Ronald Hastings. 

         Services under the direction of Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence, KS

     

    ***********************************************************************************


    Gloria Dale Cunningham

    1945-2013

         Gloria Cunningham, age 68, of Independence, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013, at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.  

         Memorial services will be held 1:00 PM, Friday, February 1st, 2013, at the Sardis First Missionary Baptist Church in Coffeyville, with the Rev. Virgil Horn officiating.  Memorial contributions may be sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, Kansas, 67301.  

         Gloria Cunningham was born January 25, 1945, in Greensboro, North Carolina, to Gene and Eunice (Coleman) Alford.  She worked as a CNA for nursing homes, moving to Coffeyville in 2010, and Independence in 2012.

         Survivors of Gloria Cunningham include:  Her husband, James Edward Cunningham of California;  Two sons;  Darren Hodnett, Coffeyville, and Darnell Porter, Independence.  A daughter;  Rashaun Cunningham, Coffeyville, and eleven grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.

         Services under the direction of Webb Family Funeral Service. 

        

    ***********************************************************************************


    Betty Dolores Jones Thornton

    1926-2013

         Betty Dolores Jones Thornton, age 86, of Independence, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2013, at Regal Estates.  Cremation has taken place with private family services to be held at a later date.  Friends may sign the register at Webb Family Funeral Service from Wednesday through Friday of this week between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:30 PM.  The family has requested memorial contributions to the Independence Community College Foundation and they may be sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, Kansas, 67301. 

         Betty Dolores Jones Thornton was born April 12, 1926, in Treece, Kansas, to William Edward and Opal Ray (Rames) Ryan.  She grew up in the Nicut community near Muldrow, Oklahoma, and graduated from Cherokee County Rural High School at Columbus, Kansas, in 1943.  During World War II, she worked as a welder in the shipyards of Long Beach, California.  In 1964, she received her Bachelor's Degree from Pittsburg State Teacher's College.  She taught at Altoona High School, Independence High School and then Independence Community Junior College.  In 1978, she earned her Ph.D. from Kansas State University, then worked as a consultant with Kansas State Department of Education, retiring in 1992.  Later, she served a two-year term on the Independence Community College Board of Trustees.  She was a past Worthy Matron of the Eva Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and had attended the First Presbyterian Church and the First United Methodist Church, both in Independence.

         In 1946, she married Wilbert C. Jones, Jr., in Oswego, Kansas, and he preceded her in death in 1981.  In 1996, she married James A. Thornton, and he preceded her in death in 2009. 

         Survivors include:  Three sons;  Edward W. Jones, Independence, KS; Chris Jones, Denver, CO; and Judson Jones, Manhattan, KS.  Five granddaughters and nine great-granddaughters.

         Services under the direction of Webb Family Funeral Service. 

     

    ***********************************************************************************


    Rosa B. Britt

    1934-2013

        Rosa Beatrice Britt, 78, formerly of Independence, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013, in Tulsa, OK.  

         Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Monday, February 4, 2013 at the Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS, with Rev. Antony Turner of St. John's Baptist Church and Elder Melvin Simpson, Sr., of Young's Chapel officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home.  

         Rosa Britt was born August 13, 1934, in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, to Sollie and Ardonia (Smith) Hamilton, the oldest of three children.  At a young age, she found work in the field of nursing to help support the family, and continued throughout her life.  She later returned to school and became an ordained minister and was a volunteer director of senior citizens services.  She was a member of the St. John's Baptist Church in Independence.  In her retirement, she enjoyed cooking for her family, and when her health began to fail, they provided her care. 

         Survivors left to cherish the memory of Rosa B. Britt include:  Three sons;  Charles Britt, Derrick Britt, and Daryl Britt.  Six daughters;  Rozella Britt, Gwendolyn Britt, Regina LaFadeju, Tracey Britt, Angela Britt, and Kimberly Britt.  Thirty grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, and one son, Marcus Britt. 

          Services under the direction of Webb Family Funeral Service.

     

    ***********************************************************************************


    Dr. William G. Chappuie

    1924-2013

          Dr. William Chappuie, longtime Independence physician, passed away Thursday morning, January 17, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Independence. 

         Memorial graveside services for Dr. Chappuie will be 11:00 AM Saturday, January 19, 2013, at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence with Pastor Delores J. Williamston of the First United Methodist Church officiating.  The family has requested memorials to AWOL (Animals With Our Love) and they may be sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS.

         Dr. William Gordon Chappuie was born September 5, 1924, in Independence, Kansas, to Gordon and Mary (Springer) Chappuie.  He attended local schools and graduated Independence High School in 1942. He then enlisted in the Army Reserve and was activated in 1943, serving as a medic in Europe until his discharge in 1946.  He enrolled in the University of Kansas and graduated from the KU Medical School in 1951.  Dr. Chappuie opened his office in Independence on July 4, 1952.  Dr. Chappuie was a member of the American Medical Association, Dry Holes, VFW, Independence Country Club, Elks, and the "Welllll" Boys Club, among others.

          On August 23, 1949, he married Anita Bedell at Augusta, Kansas.  Later, he married Jane Sherwood, and she preceded him in death.  He married Betty Wohltman and she survives at the home.

          Survivors of Dr. Chappuie, in addition to his wife, Betty, include:  Three daughters;  Mary Frances Darst and her husband, Roger, of Arkansas City, KS.  Leslie Coder and her husband, Mark, of Independence, KS.  Katherine Fruthaler and her husband, Phil, of Grapevine, TX.  Two sons;  Phillip Chappuie and his wife, Carol, of Independence, KS.  Bill Chappuie and his wife, Patti, of Olathe, KS.  Nine grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

              Services under the direction of Webb Family Funeral Service.

     

    *********************************************************************************** 


    Penny Ellen Kuklis

    1956-2013

        Penny Kuklis, age 56, of Independence, passed away Wednesday, January 16, at her residence.  

         Memorial services will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, January 20, 2013, at Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, with Pastor Steve Bliss of Elk Falls Calvary Chapel officiating.  

        Penny Kuklis was born July 4, 1956 in Kendallville, Indiana to Chester O. and Doris Mae (Butts) Willits.  She grew up in Cherryvale, Kansas and graduated Cherryvale High School in 1974 and later graduated with honors from Independence Community College in 1991.  She was a homemaker that enjoyed her family.  

         Survivors include:  Her parents, Chester and Doris Willits, Dudley, North Carolina.  A son, Gary Van Gilder and a daughter, Regina Dame, both of Independence, Kansas.  Two brothers;  Clint Willits, Edna, Kansas, and Rick Willits of Florida.  Four sisters;  Nina Sloan of Kendallville, Indiana, Cherri Fausnaught, Susan Harmon, and Theresa Willits, all of North Carolina.  Eight grandchildren.  

         Services under the direction of Webb Family Funeral Service.

     

    ***********************************************************************************

    ---------------------2012-----------------------

    ***********************************************************************************

     

    Dixie Nell Jensen

    1929-2012

         Dixie N. Jensen, age 83, of Neodesha, passed away Thursday, December 20, 2012 at the Wilson County Medical Center.

         Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, December 22, 2012, at First United Methodist Church in Independence with Pastor Dee Williamston officiating.  Interment will follow at Neodesha City Cemetery.  Friends may register at Webb Family Funeral Service in Independence from 12-6PM Friday.  Memorial contributions have been requested to the Cancer Society or the First United Methodist Church and may be sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, 67301. 

         Dixie N. Jensen was born August 13, 1929, in Independence, Kansas, to Paul and Lorena (Williams) Murphy.  She attended Morgantown elementary and was the county-wide valedictorian to the 8th grade.  She was a graduate of Independence High School.  She worked as a secretary and then loan officer at the First National Bank in Neodesha.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was active in the United Methodist Women. 

        On August 18, 1948, at the First Christian Church in Independence, she married Loren Jensen and he survives at the home. Other survivors include:  Two sons; Steve Jensen and Rick Jensen, both of Neodesha, KS.  One daughter; Kathy Grabham of Big Cabin, OK.  Ten grandchildren; Stacy Jensen, Sarah Johnson, Scott Jensen, Alicia Ferris, Mindy Clutter, Trisha Moore, Molly Heape, Nathan Jensen, Brianna Carpenter, Whitney Ewing. Thirteen great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Beverly Surber, a brother, Jimmy Murphy, and a son, Tommy Paul Jensen.   

           Services under the direction of Webb Family Funeral Service. 

       

    ***********************************************************************************


    Verna Jean Meise

    1943-2012

        Verna Jean Meise, 69, of Elk City, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2012, following an extended illness.

        Graveside funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Friday, December 21, 2012, at Oak Hill Cemetery, Elk City, Kansas, with Pastor Mark Loftin of the Elk City Methodist Church officiating.  Friends may register at the Webb Family Funeral Service 9AM-6PM  this week and from 9AM-7PM on Thursday.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions have been requested to Harry Hynes Hospice or the Elk City Pride Newsletter and may be sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.

        Verna J. Meise was born August 8, 1943, on a farm four miles south of Longton, Kansas to John T. and Mary E. (Attebery) Hinthorn.  She attended Longton Elementary until the third grade. 

        In 1952, the family moved to Independence and she graduated from Independence High School in 1961.  She worked as a page at the Independence Public Library for a time and then in Hutchinson, Kansas, before returning to the Elk City area.

          On December 10, 1967, she married Charles E. "Chuck" Meise at the First Christian Church in Independence.  After marriage, they made their home in the Independence/Elk City area, soon buying a farm west of Elk City, where they lived for the rest of their lives.  Chuck was a tool-pusher in the oil fields and passed away on October 10, 2004.  Verna served as City Clerk for Elk City from September 1998 to October 2007, helped found the Elk City Pride Organization, organized the Elk City Senior Citizen's Library and was in charge of the Elk City Old Settler's Day Parade from 1983-1986 and 1988-1989. 

         Survivors of Verna J. Meise include:  One son; August Meise and his wife Lisa, of Baxter Springs.  Two step-grandchildren; Trenton and Courtney Phillips.  Three sisters; Laura Carter of Independence, Erma Wilson of Sterling, Kansas, and Marilyn Comstock of Elk City.  One brother; John William Hinthorn of Palm Springs, California.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two sisters, Virginia White and Alma White.

         Services under the direction of Webb Family Funeral Service.

     

    ***********************************************************************************


    Leon Shaver

    1954-2012

         Leon Shaver, 58, of Independence, passed away Saturday, December 8.

         Leon Shaver was born November 8, 1954, in Boley, Oklahoma, to Lawrence Davis and Josephine Shaver.  He graduated from John Marshall High School in Oklahoma City and was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.  He had worked for the City of Independence Sanitation Department and later owned and operated Shaver’s Lawn Care.  

          On April 13, 1974, he married Virginia Whatley and she survives at the home.   He is also survived by his father, Lawrence, one daughter, Shakira Bruner of Atlanta, Georgia, and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his mother.

          Services under the direction of Webb Family Funeral Service.

     

    ***********************************************************************************


    Charles Raymond "C.R." Kinnard 

    1935-2012

        Charles Raymond "C.R." Kinnard, 77, of Independence, passed away Friday, November 30, 2012, at his home.  

        Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 7, 2012, at the Wesley Center of the First United Methodist Church in Independence with Elder Melvin Simpson, Sr. of Young's Chapel officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery.  Friends may register at the funeral home on Thursday from 9AM-9PM with the family receiving friends from 6-8PM.  Memorial contributions to the family may be made out to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301. 

        Mr. Kinnard was born May 24, 1935, in Paris, Arkansas, to Robert Pink Kinnard and Cecil (Thomas) Kinnard.  He graduated high school in Wayside, Kansas and accepted Christ at a young age.  He worked at the Star Mill in Independence for 35 years as a grain elevator operator.  He was active in the Future Farmers of America and was a member of Young's Chapel.  He was married to Doris Johnson and they later divorced.  In 1972, he married Ida Mae Anderson and she preceded him in death in 2010.  

       Survivors of C.R. Kinnard include:  Three daughters;  Marlene (Tony) Allen, Annie (Terry) Carter, both of Wichita, and Sheila Brown of Topeka.  Two sons;  Ray Kinnard and Romel Kinnard, both of Wichita.  One brother;  R.C. Kinnard of Independence.  Three sisters;  Priscilla (Leonard) Brown, and Gladys (Aaron) Brown, both of Wichita, and Lydia Flurry of Independence. Two stepsons;  Conway Johnson of Texas and Waylain Johnson of Tulsa.  Four stepdaughters;  Barbara Jean Banks of Compton, California, and Geneva Greadingrton, Bobbie Barker, and Donzel Johnson, all of Wichita.  32 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

        He was preceded in by his parents, his wife, two  brothers, Henry and James, a stepdaughter, Phyllis Pumphrey, and a granddaughter, Jasmine Johnson.

        Services under the direction of Webb Family Funeral Service.

             

    ***********************************************************************************


    Virgil Carlson

    1921-2012
        Virgil P. Carlson, 91, passed away Nov. 11, 2012 in Ellsworth, KS. 

     Funeral Services were held Wednesday, November 15, 2012, at the Harvest Bible Church and interment in Memorial Cemetery in Ellsworth.

        He was born Oct. 3, 1921 on the family farm in Smolan, KS, the son of Rudolph and Hildur (Nelson) Carlson. He was a US Navy veteran of WWII. After returning from the war, he graduated from K-State and then worked for the K-State Extension Service from 1957-1982, serving in Lincoln and McPherson Counties and retiring as the County Agent in Ellsworth. He was a member of Gideons International, Harvest Bible Church and a former Kiwanis member all in Ellsworth.
        On April 15, 1951, he married Bernice Jean ‘Bunny’ Benson in Ellsworth. She survives along with their sons; Chris, Amarillo, TX and Eric, Williamsville, NY; daughters, Leaan Cardinale, Enumclaw, WA, Suzy Trombold, Independence, KS and Jan Hood, Ellsworth; brother, Earl, Dodge City and sister, Martha Ann Swensgard, Woodbury, MN; 11 Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandchild. His son, Dan preceded him in death, April 1, 1993.
        Memorials may be given to Gideons International or Harvest Bible Church, and sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS 67301.

     

    **********************************************************************************


    Lisa Ann Bradford

    1963-2012

       Lisa Ann Bradford, age 49, of Independence, Kansas, passed away Monday, November 12, 2012, at her home.

        Funeral services for Lisa Bradford will be held at  3:30 PM Thursday, November 15, 2012, at the First Baptist Church in Independence with Pastor Jim Thornber officiating. 

        Interment will be at 2:00 Friday at Fairmount Cemetery in Jetmore, Kansas.    

        Friends may call from 2-8 PM on Wednesday, November 14, at Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, with the family receiving friends from 6-7 PM.     

        Memorial contributions may be made to IHS Band Boosters or Independence Children’s Theater and may be left with Webb Family Funeral Service.

         Lisa Ann Bradford was born January 31, 1963, in Spearville, Kansas to Alexander and Melva (Schmidt) Konrade.  She attended school in Kinsley, Kansas, and later Hutchinson Community College. 

        On September 6, 1980 in Offerle, Kansas, she was united in marriage to Doran Bradford and he survives at the home.  The couple lived in Holcomb, Kansas and moved to Independence in 1996. 

        She worked as a substitute teacher with Unified School District #446 in Independence and bookkeeper in the family appliance business.  She was active in IHS Band Boosters, PTO, coached city recreation volleyball and was on the board of Independence Children’s Summer Theater.   

        She was preceded in death by her father, and  two brothers, Dennis and Leslie Konrade. 

        Survivors of Lisa Bradford, in addition to her husband, Doran, include:  Her mother;  Melva Konrade of Offerle, KS.  Two daughters;  Stephanie Bradford of Owasso, OK, and Rebecca Bradford of Independence, KS.  One son;  Nicholas Bradford of Caney, KS.   Four sisters;  Kay Ferguson of Dodge City, KS, Charlene Murdie of Larned, KS, Beverly Jensen of Kinsley, KS, and DeAnna Wissler of Mound City, MO.  One brother;  David Konrade of Dodge City, KS.  Four grandchildren;  Madison, Rylee, Joshua, and Sylvia.

        Services under the direction of Webb Family Funeral Service. 

     

    ***********************************************************************************


    Margaret E. Todd

    1945-2012

        Margaret Eleanor Todd, age 67, of rural Elk City, passed away Friday morning, November 9, 2012, at home with her family.   

         Graveside memorial services for Margaret Todd will be held  at 11:00 AM Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at Harrisonville Cemetery with Pastor Brendt Wills of the Eagle Rock Ministries in Coffeyville officiating.  Friends may register at Webb Family Funeral Service on Tuesday with visitation Tuesday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM.   Memorial contributions to Equine Eagles Therapeutic Riding Center or Mercy Hospice and may be left at the funeral home.

         Mrs. Todd was born June 29, 1945 in Washington State, to Lloyd S. and Nora (LaPorte) Steen.  She grew up and graduated high school in the Seattle area.  She graduated from the College of Great Falls in Montana and then did social work in Cascade County and Fort Benton, Montana. 

         On August 12, 1967, she married Terry Paul Todd in Seattle, Washington.  Mr. Todd, a former Montgomery County Attorney, passed away in 2007.  They moved to the area in 1982 and she worked as a legal secretary for her husband.  She did volunteer work with the Equine Eagles and was an elder in Eagle Rock Ministries.

         Survivors of Margaret E. Todd include:  Four daughters;  Kamari Markham of  Dearing, KS;  Siedra Crouch of Ketchum, OK;  Chaille Gray and Tamar Wood of Independence, KS.  One Sister;  Karen Steen of Bellevue, WA.  Eight Grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a daughter, Darielle Lynn, and a grand-daughter, Darielle Ryann.

         Services under the direction of Webb Family Funeral Service.

     

    ***********************************************************************************


    Richard  A. Sherley

    1943-2012

        Richard A. Sherley, 69, of Independence, passed away Friday afternoon, October 12, 2012, at his home.

        Graveside memorial services for Richard A. Sherley will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at the family plot in Radical Cemetery, north of Independence, with Pastor Charles Rice of the Bethel Church of God, Neodesha, officiating.  

        Richard Alfred Sherley was born in Independence, Kansas, on July 17, 1943, to Francis and Mildred (Baker) Sherley.  He attended local schools and graduated from Independence High School and was a member of the First Baptist Church.

    Mr. Sherley was a veteran of the Armed Forces and the National Guard.  He worked as a carpenter and was a former manager of the paint department at Gregg Cabinet Company.  He was married to Betty Sherley and they later divorced.  On May 30, 1982, in Independence, he married Claudia (Hanson) Richardson, and she survives at the home. 

        Survivors of Richard A. Sherley include:  Four sons;  Richard Dustin Sherley, Scott Richardson, Lonnie Richardson, all of Independence, and Edward Richardson of Richmond, KS.  One daughter;  Shannon Ward of Des Moines, IA.  Two sisters;  Judi Johnson of Independence, and Norma Nixon of Grove, OK, and eleven grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, two sisters, and two daughters, Angelia Burgos and Dawn Thatcher.

        Services under the direction of Webb Family Funeral Service.

     

     **********************************************************************************


    Margaret  Ann Webb

    1923-2012

        Margaret Ann Webb, 89, passed away Saturday, September 29, 2012, in Walnut Creek, California, and she has been inurned next to her husband overlooking the San Francisco Bay.  

        Margaret Ann Carter married Richard S. Webb of Independence in 1946 in Rankin, Texas.  She was a homemaker and lived in Atlanta, Chicago and San Francisco, retiring from Sinclair Oil in 1978. Richard passed away in 2002.   They lived at Round Hill Country Club in Alamo for many years and enjoyed golf, travel and social activities. They were active members of the San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church.

        A memorial service will be held at San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church on Friday, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m. A reception at the church will follow.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church or Hospice of the East Bay.

        Margaret Webb is survived by two daughters, Judy Bynum, Parker, CO, and Nancy Yudin, Davis, CA, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.       

         Condolences may be left with Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence, Kansas. 

     

    ***********************************************************************************


    Martin "Moochie" Dunn

    1963-2012

        Martin “Moochie” Dunn, age 49, of Independence, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Independence. 

        Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Friday, September 28, 2012, at the Crystalbrook Church, 15th & Chestnut, in Independence, with Rev. Charles Barker of the Pleas Temple Church of God in Christ officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence.  

        Friends may call at Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, from 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Thursday, September 27, with the family receiving friends from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 

        Martin “Moochie” Dunn was born January 5, 1963, in Parsons, Kansas, to Otis and Hattie Mae (Shaver) Dunn.  He attended school in Independence, and primarily worked as a laborer and in lawn care.  

        He was preceded in death by his parents, and four brothers and sisters:  Leroy, Marvin, Loretta and Mildred.  Survivors include:  Five children;  Matt Dunn, Brandon Eugene Dunn, Almustafah Bey, Jolene Maxwell and Kathleen Lewis.  Three brothers;  Otis Dunn, Steve Dunn, and Thomas Dunn.  Three sisters;  Martha Anderson, Rose Dunn, and Odessa Dunn.  Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. 

         Services under the direction of Webb Family Funeral Service.

        

    ***********************************************************************************


    Ralph Schukman

    1922-2012

         Ralph A. Schukman, age 90, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2012, at his daughters home in Carrollton, Texas.

        He was born June 28, 1922, on the farm North of Hays, Kansas, to Jacob and Bertha (Kohn) Schukman Sr. He married Rose M. (Wallsmith) on June 4, 1946, at Hays, Kansas.

        He grew up in the Hays, Kansas, and moved to Texas, in 2012, He was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army, and served as a Corporal in the 8th Air Force Division in Europe from 1942 to 1945. He worked for the JB Gilmore Construction Company in Hays, Kansas, for 39 years as a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and V.F.W. Post No. 9076, both of Hays, Kansas. He was a former member of the America Legion and the Eagles.

        Survivors include his wife, Rose M. Schukman, of the home, one son, Harold Schukman and his wife, Diane, Knoxville, TN; two daughters, Carol Baker and her partner, Tom Wallsmith, Levant, KS; Gloria Griffin and her husband, Larry, Addison, TX; one sister, Irene Leiker, Wichita, KS; ten grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. He was the grandfather of former Independence residents Brian Baker, Tamara Gengler, Kevin Baker, John Baker and Laura Tubbs, and great-grandfather of Zachary D. Webb and Jacqueline Webb of Independence, KS, and Elizabeth Ann Tubbs and Travis Tubbs of The Colony, Texas.

        He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, Celly, Jim, Clarence, Edward and Jacob Schukman; and one sister, Virginia Schwartz.

        Services are 10:00 A.M. Friday, September 7, 2012, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays, Kansas. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays, Kansas, with military honors by the Hays V.F.W. Post No. 9076.  In lieu of flowers the family request memorials in care of the donors choice.

          

    ***********************************************************************************


    Bob (center) and his two brothers. obit pic Fredrikson 1Robert W. Fredrikson

    1927-2012

       Robert Wayne Fredrikson, age 85, of Sun City West, Arizona, passed away at 8:55 AM Saturday morning, August 4, 2012, at A Quality Home Care in Surprise, Arizona.

       Bob was born March 19, 1927, in Fargo, North Dakota, to Emil and Alma (Aasgaard) Fredrikson.  He attended Fargo Central High School and North Dakota State , where he was a Sigma Chi Brother, before entering the United States Navy, serving in the artillery division.

        On November 24, 1948, in Fargo, North Dakota, he married Ardis Swenson from Hendrum, Minnesota, and she survives at the home.   The couple made their home in Minneapolis, Atlanta, Independence, and Detroit Lakes, MN, before retiring to Sun City West.  Bob had worked in manufacturing at Strong-Scott, DuPont, Howe-Richardson, and was Vice President of MEC in Neodesha, Kansas.  After he consulted Catalytic Co.from 1988-2004, and was a Trustee on the Board Directors of the American Feed Institute since 1962.  He was a member of the Independence Country Club, Elks Club, and the Masonic Lodge, among others.

       Survivors in addition to his wife, Ardie, include:  One son, Doug Fredrikson, Phoenix, AZ;  One Daughter, Julie Madison and her husband Dean, Sun City West, AZ;  Four grandchildren, Miles, Kelly, Zack, and Dakota;  One great-grandchild, Ryan.   He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister.

       Bob’s passions were golf, hunting and fishing, and he was known for his great sense of humor while entertaining his family and friends-socializing, telling jokes, good friends and golf was his life.  In his eighty-fifth year, he chose to spread his wings and celebrate with friends and family in heaven.   Bob’s ashes will be scattered at the Grayhawk Country Club in Scottsdale, AZ.

       The family extends a special thank you to the staff at A Quality Home Care and Hospice of the Valley and for his long and happy life in Independence with special friends. 

       The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Julie Madison, who will distribute them equally to hospice and foundations and they may sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.


    **********************************************************************************


    Roxanna Lee Graves

    1951-2012

       Roxanna Lee (Revis) Graves, 61, of Laredo, Texas, wife of former Independence resident Ronnie Graves, passed away at Thursday, August 2, 2012, at Doctor's Hospital in Laredo, following an illness. 

       Roxanna was born May 12, 1951 in Houston, Texas. She had worked in the rock and gem business with her mother and then her husband. In 1984, she was married to Ronnie Graves.  After he joined the Marine Corps, they lived in 29 Palms, CA; Camp Lejuine, NC; Tulsa, OK; then back to Houston. When Ron hired on as a federal police officer with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, they lived on the Shoshone, Arapahoe Indian Reservation at Ft. Washakie, WY, where Roxanna was active in women's shelters and domestic abuse programs.  In 1997, her husband joined the border patrol and they moved to Laredo, TX, just recently retiring.

       Survivors are her husband, Ronnie Graves, of Laredo, TX, and his family.

        Inurnment will take place at Mt. Hope Cemetery at a later date under the direction of the Webb Family Funeral Service.

     

     From Roxanna's husband, Ronnie Graves.   

       My beautiful wife Roxanna Lee Graves passed over to heaven as I was holding her hand at her bedside and witnessed her peaceably take her last breath.  I will love you always Roxanne. You are my life and reason for 37 years now and onward.  She enlightened me, gave me insurmountable courage and reason, surrounded me with love and care, and has brightened my life with the rainbows of her personality.  I kept telling her at last to never forget that we are destined to be together for eternity, that Jesus and the angels would not separate us for long. It just hurts me so much to not have you here at my side now. I'm trying Roxanne, I love you. -- Ronnie 


    ***********************************************************************************


    PC241464-ovalVirginia L. Huntington

    1931-2012 

        Virginia Lea Huntington, 81, of Longton, passed away Monday evening, June 18, 2012, at the Cherryvale and Rehabilitation Center.  

       A Memorial Visitation will be held from 2 PM-4 PM on Monday, June 25, 2012, at the Moline United Methodist Church in Moline, Kansas.  A private inurnment will be at a later date.  The family has requested memorial contributions to the Moline Alumni Association and they may be sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10, Independence, KS 67301.

       Mrs. Huntington was born March 10, 1931, at Moline, Kansas, to Melvin A. “Jack” and Ivah Aline (McGuire) Brace.  She attended in the Star neighborhood and graduated from Moline High and Southwestern College.  She taught Home Economics and English for 38 years in the Goddard & Salina, KS. and Elk County school districts.  She boarded a plane with her wedding dress in a box and married Gerald L. “Cork” Huntington on July 25, 1952, in Newport, Rhode Island, as he was serving active duty in the Navy during the Korean War, and he survives at the home.  She attended the Moline United Methodist Church, was a member of Alpha Tau Delta Kappa Gamma Teacher’s Sorority, Friends of Elk Falls, the Elk County Historical Society, and was curator of the Prairie Gem Schoolhouse in Elk Falls. 

       Survivors of Virginia Lea Huntington in addition to her husband include:  Two sons; John David Huntington and his wife Sheila of Longton, KS; Mark Lee Huntington and his wife Stefanie of Delaware, OK.  One daughter Jane Ellen Osburn and her husband Steve of Elk City, KS.  One brother; David Brace and his wife Marilyn of Moline, KS.  Six grandchildren;   Allison & Brace Osburn; Kyle & Brittney Huntington and Dylan Hammons and Marshal Huntington. 

       To those who knew and loved her, her loss is irreparable.  Her sole aim in life was not for herself, but for others.  Her husband, children and grandchildren were the joy of her life.  We who remain know she has been called home by Him and she is where peace, rest and good health prevail forever. 

       Services under the direction of Webb Family Funeral Service.


    ***********************************************************************************