Archive for Wednesday, November 24, 1999


November 24, 1999

Lori Jewell Meadows Copley

1967 1999

Services for Lori Jewell Meadows Copley, 31, Lawrence, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999, at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vermont, Lawrence. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Tonganoxie.

Mrs. Copley died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital

She was born Dec. 8, 1967, in Kansas City, Kan., the daughter of Larry and Lois Meadows.

She attended Tonganoxie schools, graduating from high school in 1986.

She attended Baker University, Baldwin, and graduated in 1990 with a bachelor of science degree in fashion merchandising and music.

In 1995, she earned a master's of science and management, also from Baker.

She married Braxton Bragg Copley on Oct. 24, 1998, in Lawrence. He survives, of the home.

Other survivors include her parents, Tonganoxie; and a sister and brother-in-law, LeAnn and Matt Bond, Tonganoxie; her grandparents, Ode and Beatrice Ward, Caraway, Ark.

In addition to her life-long interest and gift as a pianist, in high school Mrs. Copley participated in cheerleading and numerous organizations, including the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

While attending college at Baker University, she was active in the Alpha Chi Omega sorority, and after graduation she served as rush chairman for several years.

At Baker University, on May 5, 1987, Lori was the first freshman to perform a full-length piano recital.

A newspaper article at the time said, "Since the 19-year-old pianist began playing the piano 14 years ago, her parents have been her most loyal supporters."

The article quoted her as saying, "My parents always made sure I got to my piano lessons. They were always there for my performances. They've really been big supporters, financially and mentally. It's really nice to have a family that cares enough to be like that, that's pretty important to me."

She worked in fashion merchandising for several years before becoming an adjunct professor of marketing at Baker University. While teaching at Baker, she was recognized for her outstanding service and commitment to excellence in teaching by the Baker University School of Professional and Graduate Studies.

As a child, she attended Victoria Tabernacle, Kansas City, Kan., and most recently was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence.

Besides her lifelong friendships that she developed at Tonganoxie High School and at Baker University, Lori had the unique gift of cultivating deep and true friendships with other individuals, even those whom she had met briefly during her many hospitalizations within the last few years.

Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie, handled arrangements. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Kansas Fellowship of Christian Athletes or to the American Diabetes Association, in care of the funeral home, Fourth and Delaware, Tonganoxie, 66086.

Diana Bass


A. Diana Bass, 74, South Riding, Va., died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, at Fair Oaks Hospital, Fairfax, Va.

Services were at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, 1999, at Christ Episcopal Church, Overland Park, with Deacon D.O. Smart officiating. Burial was in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.

Mrs. Bass was born Oct. 11, 1925, in Mobile, Ala., the daughter of Marvin and Maude (Wilkinson) Madden.

She was a computer programmer for J.C. Penney Co. in Lenexa who retired in 1984. She had been a resident of Kansas City and Overland Park. She moved to Virginia three years ago.

In 1951 she married Rupert G. Bass in Pittsburg, Kan. He survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Patty Pappenfort, South Riding, Va., and Carolyn and son-in-law Mike Fenogilo, Tonganoxie; and three grandchildren.

Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie, handled arrangements.

Richard A. Tinberg


Memorial services for Richard A. Tinberg, 64, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999, at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie, with the Rev. Jack Ulmer officiating.

Mr. Tinberg died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at his home. Cremation was planned.

Mr. Tinberg was born Nov. 30, 1914, in Leavenworth County, the son of August and Augusta (Anderson) Tinberg.

He was an Army Air Corp staff sargeant during World War II. He retired in 1985, after working as an liaison engineer for Santa Barbara Research, Goleta, Calif. Mr. Tinberg was a member of the Elks club, Lawrence, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Tonganoxie.

He married Almeda Mae Barber on Feb. 15, 1941, in Kansas City, Kan. She survives, of the home.

Other survivors include three brothers, Otis and Fred Tinberg, both of Bonner Springs, and Russell Tinberg, Texas; two sisters Ida Alexander, Bonner Springs, and Ellen Chrisman, Tonganoxie.

Mary Helen Hubbard Rhoades


Graveside services are planned for Mary Helen Hubbard Rhodes, 89, Thousand Oaks, Calif., at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1999, at Antioch Cemetery in Gardner.

She died Nov. 11, 1999, at Thousand Oaks Hospital.

Mrs. Rhodes was born Dec. 28, 1909, in Linwood, the daughter of Harvey Harrison Hubbard and Elsie Irene Wilber Hubbard.

She was the third of five children. For more than 30 years, she enjoyed gardening, her pets and playing cards with friends in her home at Lakeside Village in Camarillo, Calif.

During World War II, she worked in the North American Aircraft factory, in Kansas City "bucking rivets." She was too small to control the rivet gun, but was perfect to get into small places and handle the bucking bar. After the war she worked in various offices. Before moving to California, she owned a beauty salon in the Country Club Plaza area of Kansas City, Mo.

After moving to Camarillo, she became a bookkeeper at Peoples Lumber Yard. A stroke forced an early retirement.

Unable to tolerate an idle life, Mrs. Rhoades decided to become a china painter. Before having to give up china painting after a second stroke, her dedication to perfection gained her the admirable status of enjoying a demand for her works.

She was a past member of the Thousand Oaks Professional and Business Women's Club and the Poinsettia China Painters Guild.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Robert Adickes, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and a brother, Ira Hubbard. A son, Victor, died earlier.

The family will meet with friends from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Wilson and Son Chapel, Wellsville.

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