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From the November 20 editions

Jim Frischenmeyer

James D. “Jim” Frischenmeyer of Clearwater, age 60, former Boeing manager and Lean Management consultant, died Thursday, November 13, 2014. Service was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at Webb-Shinkle Mortuary. Interment was at Clearwater Cemetery.

He was preceded by parents, Anthony and Mary (Cooke) Frischenmeyer, and siblings Rosalie Bressler, Tony, Steve, and Bob Frischenmeyer, and Trudy Davis. Survivors include his siblings, Ronald (Diana) Frischenmeyer of Wichita, Theresa (Harold) Huff of Anson, Carl Frischenmeyer of Hutchinson, Michael Frischenmeyer of Wichita, Maureen (Dan) Kile of Clearwater, Roger (Jackie) Frischenmeyer of Clearwater, Betty (Ron) Callaway of Wichita, and Pauline (Sherri) Frischenmeyer of Clearwater.

Memorials may be made to the Clearwater Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 453, Clearwater, KS 67026.

Webb-Shinkle Mortuary, Clearwater, was in charge of arrangements.

Gary Ladd

Gary H. Ladd of Viola, age 68, superintendent for Dondlinger & Sons and W.B. Carter, died Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014. A vigil/rosary was held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14,  and a funeral Mass was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, both at St. John’s Catholic Church, Clonmel.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Doris Ladd, and a son, Patrick. Survivors include his wife, Jennifer “Jenny” Ladd; daughter, Adrienne Ladd (Jason Woodruff) of Clearwater; son, Joe Ladd of Viola; and grandson, Cooper Woodruff.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice, 3210 W. Kellogg Dr., Wichita, KS 67213.

Webb-Shinkle Mortuary, Clearwater, was in charge of arrangements.

Vera Rose Dark

Vera Rose Dark, daughter of George and Cora (Wise) Mercer, was born Aug. 30, 1925, in Sumner County, Kansas, near Conway Springs.

On Feb. 24, 1946, Vera was united in marriage with Leonard Dark in Conway Springs and this union was blessed with two children, Debbie and Clay.

They made their home in Attica where Vera owned Vera’s Beauty Shop and worked as a beautician for many years until retiring. She was a member of the Christian Church where she played the organ regularly. Vera enjoyed tole painting and made many pieces for her family.

On Nov. 15, 2014, Vera passed away from the Harper Hospital at the age of 89 years, 2 months and 16 days. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Debbie Wescott; her parents; twin brother, Vern Mercer; brothers, Gail and Ralph Mercer; and sisters, Wilma Cline, Iva Slater and Hazel Cleous.

Vera will be deeply missed by her husband, Leonard, a long-time Attica resident; son, Clay Dark and wife, Kathy, of Attica; sister, Zelda Cramner of Conway Springs; five grandsons, Jarod and Kara Wescott of Olathe, Kan., Seth Wescott of Shawnee, Kan., C.J. Dark of Claremore, Okla., Eric and Toni Dark of Attica and Cale and Ann Dark of Overland Park; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and many friends.

Cremation has taken place and private family services will be held. Friends may register at Prairie Rose Funeral Home in Anthony or Harper 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Memorials may be made to the Attica Christian Church or Gentiva Hospice and may be sent in care of Prairie Rose Funeral Homes, Inc., 602 E. Main St., Anthony, KS 67003, or 613 West 14th St., Harper, KS 67058. Visit for more information.

Michael Scott Lappin
Michael Scott Lappin, age 52, of Fairchance, Penn., died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014.

Michael was born on Saturday, May 26, 1962, in Hutchinson, the son of Bill Lappin and Maurine (Beckman) Lappin.
Mike was employed by Monongalia General Hospital’s maintenance department in Morgantown, W.V.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bill D. Lappin, and brother, Erich D. Lappin.

Michael is survived by his wife, Carlotta “Penny” (Parker) Lappin; daughter, Stephanie Mendenhall (Derek) of Wichita; step-daughters, JoEllen Johnson (Brett), and Jeanna Scarry; step-son, Jeremiah Youler; nine grandchildren, Samuel, Christopher, Elena, Jaycee, Tyler, Shelbi, Cheyenne, Dakota,and Saleen; his mother, Maurine (Beckman) Lappin Tayler of Conway Springs; two brothers, Bill R. Lappin (Martha) of Simi Valley, Calif., and Jeff T. Lappin (Heather) of Wichita; an uncle, Ruby Beckman of Wichita; many cousins and several nieces and nephews; and his special dogs, Jazz, Mika and Lady.

As a token of sympathy the family requests memorial contributions be made to Fayette Friends of Animals, P.O. Box 1282, Uniontown, PA 15401.

Keith B. Mortimer

Keith Bernard Mortimer, age 84, lifelong resident of Milan, passed away Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at his home. He was a farmer and stockman in the Milan area most of his life. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War.

Keith B. Mortimer was born on Dec. 26, 1929, in Bluff City, Kan., to Leonard G. Mortimer and Leveta Mae (Brittain) Mortimer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Helen L. Mortimer; daughter, Kathleen Cornwell; and brother, Jack Mortimer.

Survivors include one brother, Dan Mortimer and his wife, A-Donna of Carthage, Mo.; three sisters, Joyce Tencleve and her husband Bernard of Mayfield, Joann Morris of Indianapolis, and Doris Wedge of Norman, Okla; and a host of nieces and nephews, including Dennis and Mindy Tencleve, Linda and Ronnie Metzen, Debbie and Rob Dorsey and Barbara Shannon, all locally; and his right-hand man, Nick Hilger of Conway Springs.

Memorial graveside service will be held at the Milan Cemetery on at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29.  
There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place.

A memorial has been established with the Mayfield Federated Church in lieu of flowers. Contributions can be left at the funeral home.

Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

To leave condolences or sign the guest book, visit the website at
Wendell Campbell

Wendell Eugene Campbell of Wichita, 72, died Nov. 2, 2014, surrounded by his family. Wendell was retired from Guys Foods and the City of Whitewater.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Iva Campbell of Portis, Kan., step-daughter, Sherri Sollars of Wichita, and sister, Shirley Hays of Natoma, Kan. He is survived by his wife, Vesta Campbell of Cheney; daughters, Gina Evans and Julie Campbell, both of Wichita; son, David (Jennifer) Campbell of Cheney; step-daughter, Michelle (Ryan) Sprecker of Olathe, Kan.; step-son, Rod (Carole) Rogers of Mira Loma, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; sisters, Irene Macy, Sylvia Reinking and Charlene Tuxhorn, all of Smith Center, Kan.; and brothers, Bill Campbell of Woodston, Kan., and John “Junior” Campbell II of Portis. Visitation was Wednesday, Nov. 5, and funeral service was Thursday, Nov. 6, both at Resthaven Mortuary.
Memorials may be sent to an organization of your choice.

William Crafton

William R. “Rusty” Crafton, age 61, retired Sedgwick County Sheriff’s detective, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014. Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, at Central Christian Church, 2900 N. Rock Rd.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Helen (Gilbreath) Crafton, and a daughter, Emily. Survivors include his wife, Suzanne; children, Travis (Regina) Crafton of Acworth, Ga., Amanda Conrad of Derby, Justin (Sarah) Crafton of Derby, Olivia (Scott) Swank of Wichita, Candice Crafton of Lawrence and Autumn Crafton of the home; brothers, Darrell Crafton of Clearwater and Steve Crafton of Cave City, Ark.; sister, Rhonda Crafton of Fredonia; and 12 grandchildren.
Webb-Shinkle Mortuary, Clearwater, was in charge of arrangements. Send condolences to

Margie Foley

Ella Margie (Light) Foley of Cheney, 92, retired farm wife and beautician, passed away Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, after suffering a stroke on Sept. 24.
Visitation was held Monday, Nov. 10, at Wulf-Ast Mortuary in Garden Plain. Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Cheney United Methodist Church.
She was born on March 3, 1922, in Millerton, Kan. She graduated from Clearwater High School in 1940. She married Glen Arthur Foley on April 10, 1946.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen; parents, Charles and Ella (Davies) Light; siblings, Verna Williams, Irene Cantrell, Mabel Light, Donna Parsons, Bud Light, Earl Light, Pearl Hammers, Leonard Light, Dick Light, Mattie Hardesty and Hank Light. Survivors include her children, Fred (Joyce) Foley of Cheney and Kurt (Gail) Foley of Park City; sisters-in-law, Mary Jane Light of Clearwater and Mildred Foley of Cheney; grandchildren, Clint (Stephanie) Foley, Ross (Kelby) Foley, Dr. Alicia Foley, Betsy Foley, and Todd (Angela) Bayless; great-grandchildren, Cassidy and Sam Foley, Kendall and Reagan Foley, and Andrew and Alexandria Bayless.
Memorials may be made to the Cheney United Methodist Church, 406 W. Third, Cheney, KS 67025.

Louise Martin

Louise Cecelia (Landwehr) Martin, 71, passed away Nov. 7, 2014, in Cheney. Louise was a  USD 267 custodian.
She was born Aug 14, 1943, in Hardtner, Kan., to the late Herbert and Monica (Boor) Landwehr. She married Ted Martin on April 4, 1964, in Sharon, Kan.
Survivors include her husband, Ted; children, Linda (Greg) Bayless of Cheney, Patrick Martin of Cheney, Dale Martin of Cheney and James (Lorrie) Martin of Garden Plain; nine grandchildren, John Roeder, and Jessica, Amanda, Austin, Dustin, Hailey, Alexis, Zackary and Lindsay Martin; brother, Herbert (Vonda) Landwehr, Jr., of Sharon; and sisters, Teresa (Richard) Smith of Walnut Grove, Miss., Pat (Ron) Adelhardt of Partridge and Marcella (John) Hansard Wichita. She was preceded in death by Cecelia Landwehr, Rose Leis, Agatha Shogrin and Monica Hendricks.
Rosary was Sunday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. Service was at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10, all at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ost, KS.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.