Week of Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007

Cheryl L. Deck

Cheryl L. Deck, 49, Oskaloosa, died Feb. 6, 2007, at her home.

She was born April 3, 1957, at Alva, Okla., the daughter of Delmar “Duane” and Alice Mae Anne Pfeiffer Deck. She moved with her family to Medicine Lodge the summer of 1958. She attended the Medicine Lodge schools, graduating in May 1975.

She graduated with a master’s degree in education in May 1979 from Emporia State Teachers College. She was a member of the Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority. She taught at the Horton School District and had been a teacher for eight years in the Oskaloosa School District starting in 1991. She was the project manager for the M.D.T. Program for eight years. She was currently employed at Pearson in Lawrence.

Survivors include her parents of Medicine Lodge; brother, Donald Deck, Wichita; and partner, Janice Kaye Long, Oskaloosa.

Cremation is planned. Private services will be at a later date. Memorials can be made to the Jefferson County Home Health & Hospice or Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and sent in care of Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, PO Box 416, Oskaloosa, 66066.

Delbert Bryant

Delbert E. Bryant, 71, rural Oskaloosa, died Feb. 7, 2007, at his home.

He was born June 6, 1935, in Linwood, the son of Francis Eugene and Ruth Marie Zimmerlin Bryant. He lived in the Oskaloosa area for 33 years. Mr. Bryant was a construction worker and heavy equipment operator for Hamm Quarries and Construction in Perry for more than 27 years and retired for medical reasons in 1987. He was a member of the Operators Union Local 1290 in Topeka.

He married Kaye Hale May 18, 1960, in Miami, Okla. She survives, of the home. Survivors include two sons, Dale Bryant, Smithville, Mo., and Mark Bryant, Lansing; a daughter, Sheila Johnson, Nortonville; a brother, John Bryant, Lawrence; three sisters, Velma Martin, Wamego, Eva Nichols, Pomona, and Stella Puckett, McLouth; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Bryant was preceded in death by twin daughters, Linda Ann and Glenda Marie Bryant.

Graveside services were Feb. 12 in Mount Sidney Cemetery at Linwood. The family suggests memorials to Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa 66066.

Floyd “Bud” King

Floyd Junior “Bud” King, 82, McLouth, died Feb. 10, 2007, at his home in McLouth.

He was born Jan. 13, 1925, at Oskaloosa, the son of Floyd and Kate Hoskinson King and was a lifelong resident of the area. Mr. King was a founding partner of King’s Construction Company in Oskaloosa and remained active with the company from 1947 to 2007.

He was a member of the McLouth United Methodist Church and member and past master of Masonic Lodge No. 14 A.F.&A.M. in Oskaloosa. He served in the Merchant Marines and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Topeka.

He served on the McLouth USD No. 342 Board of Education for 16 years. He was a 1943 graduate of Oskaloosa High School.

He married Dorothy Geraldine “Gerre” Trudell Jan. 9, 1948, at Colorado Springs, Colo. She survives at the home. Other survivors include two sons, Dan King and Kent Allen King, both of Oskaloosa; two daughters, Gail King Thomas, Oskaloosa, and Kristin King Dullard, Olathe; one sister, Veral Hufnagel, Lennox, Iowa; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Duane King, and a sister, Elizabeth Williams.

Services were Feb. 13 at the McLouth United Methodist Church. Burial was at the McLouth Cemetery. Memorials can be made to McLouth United Methodist Church Building Fund, Jefferson County Friends of Hospice, or to the organization of the donor’s choice and sent in care of Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, 66066.

E. Lucille Langdon

E. Lucille Langdon, 90, a former Oskaloosa school teacher, died Feb. 10, 2007, at Aldersgate Village in Topeka.

She was born Oct. 25, 1916, in rural Valley Falls, the daughter of Oscar E. and Ida Bell Anderson Langdon. She had lived in Topeka since 1982, moving from Oskaloosa where she had lived since 1953.

Ms. Langdon was an elementary school teacher at Oskaloosa from 1957 until her retirement. She had also taught school at Dunavant and Winchester area schools several years. She was a member of the Oskaloosa United Methodist Church and Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 62, Oskaloosa.

She was a member of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority International, KNEA and ONEA education associations of Oskaloosa and Kansas. She was a graduate of Oskaloosa High School and Washburn University.

Survivors include two nieces and five nephews. She was preceded in death by five brothers, and two sisters. Services were Feb. 14 at Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Oskaloosa. Burial was at Spring Grove Cemetery in rural Valley Falls. Memorials can be made to the Oskaloosa United Methodist Church and sent in care Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, 66066.

Cheryl J. Ansley

Cheryl J. Ansley, 43, Mayetta, died Feb. 6, 2007, at Stormont-Vail Health Care in Topeka from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.

She was born Jan. 30, 1964, at Winchester, the daughter of Jess and Shirley Rolin Laster. She was a homemaker and a Mary Kay consultant. She was a member of Christ’s Church in Holton. She volunteered at the Christ’s Closet in Mayetta and helped with barbecues at the Christian Witness Center in Topeka.

She married Gordon Jessup at McLouth. He died July 4, 1997. She married Garald W. Ansley Dec. 10, 1997, at Perry. He survives. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Camille Jessup, who died Jan. 15, 2004. Other survivors include two sons, Jack Jessup III, Wichita, and Michael Jessup, Lawrence; two step-sons, Timothy Ansley and Jonathan Ansley, both of Sulphur Springs, Texas; two daughters, Billie Jessup, Lawrence, and Gina Jessup, Winchester; her father, Jess Laster, and wife, Mary; a grandmother, Frances Rolin, Ozawkie; a brother, Tony Laster, Lawrence; and one sister, Glenda Huft, in Missouri.

Funeral services were Feb. 9 at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hoyt. Burial was in the Wild Horse Cemetery at McLouth. Memorials are suggested to the Cheryl J. Ansley Memorial Fund and can be sent in care of the funeral home, P. O. Box 280, 66440.

Willis Lockhart

Willis Orval “Slim” Lockhart, 83, Nortonville, died Feb. 7, 2007, at the Atchison Hospital.

Willis was born Feb. 25, 1923, in Graham, Mo., the first born of Van Burean and Flossie Irene Coston Lockhart. He graduated from Wetmore High School in 1942. Mr. Lockhart was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Aleutian Islands during World War II. He was a farmer. He was a member of the National Farmers Organization and served on the U.S.D. No. 377 school board.

He married Marion Kathryn Ladwig March 18, 1951. She preceded him in death March 25, 1997. Survivors include a daughter, Connie Yaussi, Powhattan; two sons, Gary Lockhart, Cummings, and Clifford Lockhart, Effingham; a brother, Glenn Lockhart, Valley Falls; a sister, Hazel Harrier, Rossville; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Feb. 12 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association and left in care of the funeral home.

Thomas Ingenthron

Thomas Paul Ingenthron, 83, Topeka, died Feb. 9, 2007.

He was born May 24, 1923, in Grantville, the son of John N. and Agnes M. Quinlan Ingenthron. He graduated from Perry High School in 1941. He served in the U.S Army from 1943 to 1946, during which time he fought in World War II in Europe and the Pacific.

He married Marcia Jean Bigham Sept. 3, 1947, at Assumption Catholic Church. Mr. Ingenthron graduated from Kansas State University in 1950 with a bachelor’s degree. He graduated from Emporia State University with a master’s degree in 1971. He taught and coached for 35 years in the Ozawkie, Emmett, Bern, Victoria, Topeka and Perry-Lecompton school districts. He retired in 1985. He was preceded in death by a brother, John Ingenthron.

Survivors include his wife of the home; sons, Doug Ingenthron and Greg Ingenthron, Topeka, and Marc Ingenthron, Overland Park; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Kathryn Phillips, Topeka; and a brother, Jim Ingenthron, North Sioux City S.D.

Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Feb. 13 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Meriden. Burial was at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Perry. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Aloysius Catholic Church or Grantville United Methodist Church and sent in care of Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home, 2801 SW Urish Road, Topeka 66614.

Harold Keim

Harold M. Keim, 87, Ozawkie and Valley Falls, died Feb. 9, 2007, at St. Francis Healthcare in Topeka.

He was born Sept. 27, 1919, on the family farm in rural Ozawkie, the son of Alva Morton and Flossie Pearl Kientz Keim. Mr. Keim lived and worked on the family farm for over 60 years before moving to LinnWood Place at Valley Falls.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving as a field artillery corporal. He was a member of Larner-Segraves American Legion Post No. 36 at Oskaloosa, a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 10815 in Meriden, a life member of I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 594 in Ozawkie and Valley Falls, a life member of the Meriden Antique Engine and Threshers Association, and a member of Valley Falls Historical Society.

He is survived by one sister, Dorothy R. Kirkham, Valley Falls.

Services were Feb. 13 at the Ozawkie United Methodist Church. Burial was at the Ozawkie Cemetery with American Legion honors. Memorials can be made to American Legion Post No. 36 or to the Meriden Antique Engine and Threshers Association and sent in care of Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, 66066.

John Nunn

John Michael Nunn, 43, Valley Falls, formerly of Atchison, died Feb. 5, 2007, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was born Dec. 24, 1963, in Sharon, Pa., the son of James M. and Clarice A. Werth Nunn. He attended ACES and Maur Hill in Atchison. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He worked for Sysco Food Service in Lenexa for 12 years. He was a professional driver for Trans Am, J&H and later as an independent driver.

He attended Northeast Kansas Technical College and graduated with an associates degree in networking and LAN administration. He was an IT manager for the Atchison Hospital for three years and was recently doing independent consulting for business and home computing.

He married Tara Martin May 28, 2004, in Topeka. She survives of the home. Additional survivors include his children Jerrod, Jaelyn, and Jorgann, Valley Falls, and Heather Nunn, Emporia; maternal grandmother, Agatha Werth, Seneca; sisters, Jolene Smith, Spring Hill, and Jamie Morast, Olathe; step-siblings, Steve Dugger, Marty Dugger, William Dugger Jr.; Patty Collier, Becky Dugger, Reanae Vice, and Angie Dugger; and stepfather Bill Dugger. He was preceded in death by a stepsister Belinda Foust.

Memorial services were Feb. 10 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, 800 Kansas Ave., Atchison, 66002.

Darla Heindel

Darla Jean Callahan Oswalt Heindel, 53, Eutaw, Ala., died unexpectedly Feb. 1, 2007, at her home.

She was born June 9, 1953, at Ft. Scott, the daughter of Lee and Mary Ann Callahan, now of Pleasanton. She graduated from Hume High School, Hume, Mo., in 1971. She moved to Tuscaloosa, Ala., with her family and remained a resident of Alabama until her death.

She married Eugene Oswalt Sept. 29, 1972, in Tuscaloosa.They divorced and he preceded her in death. She married John Heindel, who also preceded her in death. Survivors include a son, Robert Lee Oswalt, Monroeville, Ala.; her parents; a brother, Bryan Callahan, Tahoka, Texas; and sisters, Judy Hermann, Perry, Vianna LeBoeuf and Vicky Steiner, both Pittsburg, and Marsha Walters, Pleasanton.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Presbyterian Church in Pleasanton.

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