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Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence, Kansas.  Locally Owned and OperatedObituaries 2012-13
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2013
  • December - Bill Bright / Shirley Bell / Joelene Gallagher / Coty Page, Sr. / Scott Burnett
  • November- Annie Dreher / Boyd Spellins / James D. Dean / Juanita Crawford 
  • October- Sherman Halsey
  • September- Maxwell Webb / Teresa Holliday Korhn
  • August- Donna Imhoff / Emily Washington
  • July-  Michael Prieur / Anthony L. Koger
  • June- Terry Redman / Erma Robinson / Marian Harkreader / Mark  Minton 
  • May-  Robert Sprague / Darlene Watson Bussert 
  • April-  Raymond Heon / Ernestine Daniels 
  • March-  Tina Baxter / Glenn Hopkins
  • February-  Charles "Pete" Tucker / Linda S. Payne / Darvin Hastings 
  • January-  Gloria Cunningham / B. Dolores Jones Thornton / Rosa Britt /  Dr. William Chappuie / Penny Kuklis                   
2012
  • December-  Dixie Jensen / Verna Meise / Leon Shaver 
  • November-  C.R. Kinnard / Virgil Carlson / Lisa A. Bradford / Margaret Todd 
  • October-  Richard Sherley / Margaret Webb 
  • September-  Martin "Moochie" Dunn / Ralph Schukman 
  • August-  Robert Fredrikson / Roxanna Lee Graves 
  • June-  Virginia Lee Huntington

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2013
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December     (Bright, Bell, Gallagher, Page, Burnett)
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William F. "Bill" Bright 
1942-2013
     William F. "Bill" Bright, age 71, formerly of Independence, passed away December 11, 2013, Sherman, TX.  
     Cremation has taken place and inurnment will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery at a later date under the direction of Webb Family Funeral Service.  
     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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.  
 
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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. 

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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.

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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.  
 
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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.

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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.   
 
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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.  
 
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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
 
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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.
 
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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. 

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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
 
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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
 
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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,.
 
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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. 
 
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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.
 
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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
 
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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. 
    
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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. 
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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. 
   
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
         
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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.
 
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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. 
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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. 
 
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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.
    
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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.
      
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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.

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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 

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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.

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