Brian D. Ast, 48, passed away April 11, 2013. He was born April 21, 1964 in Wichita.
Rosary was at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2013. Services were held 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013, both at Church of the Holy Spirit. Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery, Wichita.
Survived by: father; Emanuel (Betty) Ast; Kingman; mother, Margaret A.(Clasen) Ast; sisters, Debra (David) Workman, Denise Craren, Becky Orth, all of Wichita; five nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by grandparents, Joe and Marie Ast, Joe and Margaret Clasen and nephew, Brent Orth.
Memorials may be made to Catholic Charities and/or Arthritis Association. Wulf-Ast Mortuary, Garden Plain.
Edith L. (Tebbets) Maness, age 92, of Wichita, ret. Coleman order processor, died Thursday, March 28, 2013.
Memorial services were at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Sharon Baptist Church in Wichita.
Preceded by husband of 51 years, Norval; parents, George and Bessie Mae (Clymer) Tebbets; brothers, Edward, John, Robert, and Dean Tebbets.
Survivors include children, Wayne (Jeanne) Maness of Maryville, Mo., Linda (James) McDaniel of Hernando, Miss., David (Sandy) Maness of Phoenixville, Pa., Judy (Terry) Oursler of Derby, Robb (Brenda) Maness of Viola, Mark (Patti) Maness of Wichita; 15 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren.
Memorial: Sharon Baptist Church, 2221 S. Oliver, Wichita, KS 67218. Webb-Shinkle Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Douglas Lee Stanley, age 57, of Goddard, Managing Partner of the Foulston Siefkin Law Firm, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013, after a well-fought battle with Bile Duct Cancer.
Born to Lee and Joanne (Treiber) Stanley in Topeka, on August 27, 1955, he was the oldest of seven children. Doug attended Sacred Heart Elementary School and Seaman High School. He began working at the Topeka Police Department in 1975 and was united in marriage to his wife, Sheryl in 1979.
He received his undergraduate degree in economics and associate degree in criminal justice from Washburn University in 1981, all in Topeka, before starting law school. Stanley received his law degree from the University of Kansas where he was editor-in-chief of the Law Review and began his legal career with Foulston Siefkin in 1984. His practice focused on employment and labor law matters including serving as a trusted advisor to Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. His honors included being named Wichita Labor & Employment Lawyer of the Year by the Best Lawyers in America, being selected by his peers as a Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyer, and chosen by Who’s Who Legal USA as a leading employment lawyer in the United States. He was elected as a Fellow to the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers.
Doug cared deeply about Wichita and served as a member of the Board of Directors of Wichita Business Coalition on Health Care and the Wichita Chamber/GWEDC Leadership Council, Bar Associations as well as numerous community organizations, church committees and choir. He was also chair of Newman University Board of Trustees, a past chair of Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition Steering Committee, a member of the Newman De Mattias Society and Wichita Legatus Group.
Through the years he assisted with and attended all sorts of ball games and musicals for his children, patiently taught them golf and attended Boy Scout camps including the Philmont Trek with son, Chris, and a high adventure camp with his daughters. He proudly saw all five children fulfill the rank of Eagle Scout and the comparable Girl Scout Gold Award.
He worked hard and tirelessly on behalf of the fellow lawyers, clients, faith and family, making a difference in the lives of many. Memorial contributions have been established in Doug Stanley’s name with the following: Newman University Facing Forward campaign, 3100 W. McCormick, Wichita, KS 67213, or Kansas University School of Law Endowment Fund, Green Hall, 1535 W. 15th St, Lawrence, KS 66045, and St. Peter Catholic Church Building Fund, 11000 SW Blvd, Wichita, KS 67215.
He is survived by his spouse of 34 years, Sheryl; five children, Katie (Clayton) Potter and granddaughters, Aubrey and Peyton of Wichita, Amanda Marshall of Topeka, Christopher (fiancée Beth) Stanley, Rachel and Diana Stanley all of Wichita; parents, Lee and Joanne Stanley of Ozawkie; aunt, Erma Trieber of Topeka; three brothers, David Stanley of Oskaloosa, Mark Stanley of Topeka, Scott (Wendi) Stanley of Ozawkie; three sisters, Brenda (Terry) Lister of Topeka, Susan Grey of Valley Falls, and Kellie (Les) Puderbaugh of Independence; In-laws, Alice (Krogman) Doyle-Lindemuth, Greg Doyle and Jim (Anita) Doyle of Topeka; 16 nieces and nephews; and 14 great-nieces/nephews and many cousins.
Please contact Webb-Shinkle Mortuary or see the website for service information. www.wsmortuary.com Webb-Shinkle Mortuary, Clearwater is in charge of arrangements.
Oliver “Dewayne” Stoehr passed away on March 9, 2013 in Livermore, Calif., at the age of 91. He was born near Cheney, Kan., to Walter and Maude Stoehr. Dewayne was preceded in death by his beloved wife Eleanor, loving daughter Sheryl, and siblings Walter Jr. Stoehr, Lois Lockman, Shirley Pope, Mildred Neal, Ruth Snook and Paulette Slater.
He is survived by son Thomas (Pam); grandchildren Jennifer and Bryan (Stephanie); great-grandchildren Bradley, Alycia and Savannah; brother Daniel (Karen), ex-daughter-in-law Moreen and the mother of his children Margaret Mackey.
Dewayne served in the Navy during WW II as a boatswain’s mate second class at the battle of Okinawa. He was a proud member of the VFW. Dewayne loved returning to Cheney to visit family and friends and taking part in local celebrations.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be sent to the American Cancer Society or the VFW.
Gerald E. Troup, age 79, of Argonia, Kansas, retired truck driver for Vulcan Chemical, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013.
Services were at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 29, Webb-Shinkle Mortuary in Clearwater.
Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, Bud and Ethel (Hungut) Troup; brother, West Troup; and sister, Lorene Cottle. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; children, Denny Troup, Augusta, Tena NesSmith of Clearwater, and Anita (Doug) Patton of Wellington; his ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials can be made to Argonia United Methodist Church, 307 N. Main St., Argonia, KS 67004 and City of Argonia Fire Dept, P.O. Box 35, Argonia, KS 67004.
Opal Irene Staats Widlund, age 93, passed to her new life on April 1, 2013. She was born on Sept. 30, 1919, in Copeland to Lula Belle and P.V. Staats. She married Eldon Widlund on Sept. 11, 1942, and after WWII they made their home at Manson, Iowa, where they raised their family and farmed.
In retirement they enjoyed wintering at their second home in Weslaco, Texas. After Eldon’s passing in 1999, Opal came to reside in Cheney, to be near family, blessing them daily with her presence.
Her family lovingly remembers her strength, simplicity, generosity, diligence, and godliness with contentment, which is great gain.
She was preceded in death by her husband Eldon, siblings, Harry, Ruth, Dean, Iva, Anna, Frank and Dora. She is survived by her daughters, Elda (Verle) Engel of Cheney, Bonnie (Richard) Rohr of Grants Pass, Ore., and Jane (David) Borron of Sartell, Minn., sisters Emma, Elsie, and Neva and brother, Glen, six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Services are pending at Cheney Baptist Church, with viewing tentatively to be held at Wulf-Ast Mortuary, Garden Plain. Burial will be in Manson, Iowa.
Kathleen J. (Norton) Brenzikofer passed away peacefully at the Kansas Christian Home in Newton, on March 14, 2013, reaching the age of 91 years, 9 months, and 13 days. Kathleen J. (Norton) Brenzikofer was born on June 1, 1921 in Castleton Township near Cheney Lake. She graduated in 1938 from Pretty Prairie High School. Kathleen lived in Burns most of her life as a homemaker and working at various businesses providing fun and love to family and friends. Kathleen was a member of the Burns United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Duane and Bill and father of her children Leroy Brenzikofer.
She is survived by sons Charlie (Jenn) Brenzikofer, Rantoul; Greg (Judy) Brenzikofer, Newton; Roger (Louisa) Brenzikofer, Rose Hill; daughters Charlotte (Stan) Brosius, Las Vegas, Nev.; Carol (Ron) Waggy, Cheney; brother Phillip (Irene) Norton, West Des Moines, Iowa; sisters, Ruth Hill, Haven; Wanda Simons, Castaic, Calif., Grandma “B” was truly loved by 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Joseph P. Stanley, 27, cabinet maker and veteran, died March 21, 2013 in Wichita. He was born Dec. 10, 1985.
Survivors include his parents, Denis Stanley of Mt. Hope, Annette (Don) Dvorak; brother Clayton (Stephania) Stanley of Cheney; sisters Tammy Stanley, Chelsea Stanley, Jessica Stanley; grandparents, Roy and Alfreda Stanley of Mt. Hope, Wayne Turley of Maize.
Services will be held Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 2 p.m. at St. Joe Catholic Church of Ost. Wulf-Ast Mortuary in Garden Plain is handling arrangements.
Ruth Rose Addis, of Goddard, 98, beautician, passed away March 11, 2013.
She was preceded in death by her husband Brady and six siblings. She is survived by her daughter, Janice (Leroy) Addis-Weber, of Goddard; grandchildren, Brady Leo, Reba Ruth and Eva Marie.
Visitation was 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14 and funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 15 at Resthaven Mortuary.
Condolences may be offered at http://www.resthavenmortuary-cemetery.com/.
James G. “Jim” Kendrick, age 70, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 17, 2013 surrounded by his family at his home in Clearwater. He was a salesman for Kice Industries for 25 years before he retired in 2008.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Kendrick of Clearwater; two sons, Mark Kendrick and his wife Pam of Mayfield and Mike Kendrick and his wife Krissi of Caldwell; four grandchildren, Danielle, Danae, Derrick, and Trent Kendrick.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Westlink Church of Christ, 10025 W. Central Ave, Wichita, Kan., on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. There will be a private family interment. There will be no visitation.
Memorials have been established with Carpenter Place, Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, and Clearwater Fire and EMS in lieu of flowers. Contributions can be left with or mailed to Frank Funeral Home, 417 N. Washington, Wellington, KS 67152.