Archive for Wednesday, February 2, 2000


February 2, 2000

Leland V. Jones

Leland V. Jones, 64, Bonner Springs, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000. Family graveside services will be at the Leavenworth National Cemetery. A memorial service was Monday at Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel, DeSoto.

Mr. Jones was born on May 4, 1935, in Lachute, La. He worked as a youth minister for 13 years. He was a sheet metal worker from the age of 17 through retirement. Mr. Jones served in the U.S. Air Force. He and his wife, Christine, lived in the Bonner Springs area for the past 19 years.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; three sons, Terry Fraker, of Shawnee, and Travis Fraker and Timothy Jones both of the home; four daughters, Teresa Lauance of Indiana, Tamara Young of Tonganoxie, Jean Webber of Kansas, Wendy Gray of Missouri; three brothers, Emmit, Raymond; Larmar, all of Louisiana, three sisters, Wanda Kent, Susie Fiuet and Janet Jones, all of Louisiana; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Irene Hayward Matheny

Irene Hayward Matheny, 70, Grain Valley, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at home. Funeral services were last Thursday at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel, with burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Matheny was born in Kansas City, Mo.

She was a bus driver for the Consolidated School District No. 1 for 25 years. Mrs. Matheny also worked as a secretary for the Midwest Research Institute prior to driving a bus. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Selvin Hayward, in 1994.

Survivors include her husband, Cliff Matheny, a former McLouth resident, of the home; a daughter, Marcia Ball, Kansas City, Mo; a sister, Marion Shadid, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and two grandchildren.

D. W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel handled arrangements.

Claire Allen Press

Private memorial services for Claire Allen Press will be held at a later date. She was stillborn Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, the daughter of Randall J. Press and Kelli White.

Survivors include her parents of Lawrence; grandparents Victor and Iris Press of Quinter, and Althea White of Kingsdown.

Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence, is handling arrangements. The family suggests memorials to the Code Red 4 Kids fund for the pediatrics unit at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, sent in care of the mortuary.

Leonard Eugene Jarrett Jr.

Services for Leonard Eugene Jarrett Jr., 54, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Jarrett died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence.

He was born April 14, 1945, in Tonganoxie, the son of Leonard E. and Helen (Bell) Jarrett. He moved to Lawrence from Tonganoxie in 1970. He was a contractor and a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church, Tonganoxie.

Survivors include his wife, Merlita Webster, of the home; two sons, Troy Jarrett, Lawrence, and Jimmy Vann, Fort Riley; two daughters, Anissa M. Jarrett, Lawrence, and Adrion Jarrett, Hiawatha; three brothers, Richard F. Jarrett, Lawrence, Jerry L. Jarrett, Bonner Springs, and Dwight Gatewood, Kansas City, Mo.; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie.

Alvin Raymond Moses

Alvin Raymond Moses, 72, Phoenix, a retired carpenter, died Jan. 14, 2000, in Phoenix. Services were Jan. 18 at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery in Phoenix.

He was born March 12, 1927, in McLouth and was a Navy veteran of World War II.

Survivors include three daughters, Sandra Brooks, Wittman, Ariz., Deborah Mollen, Tucson, Arizona, and Vicky Friedenthal, Phoenix; three sisters, Mabel White, Rolla, Mo., Irene White, Circleville, and Connie Petley, Basehor; a brother, Carl Moses, Basehor; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Gladys Victoria Wiley

Services for Gladys Victoria Wiley, 81, Kaneohe, Hawaii, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Jarbalo United Methodist Church, Jabalo. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.

Mrs. Wiley, a former Jarbalo resident, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, in Kaneohe, Hawaii.

She was born Nov. 11, 1918, in Davenport, Fla., the daughter of Welty and Minnie (Young) Seanor.

She was a member of the Tonganoxie Senior Citizens and Jabalo United Methodist Church. She married Clarence W. Wiley on April 17, 1938, in Tonganoxie. He died Sept. 18, 1993.

Survivors include two sons, Richard Wiley, Leavenworth, and David Wiley, Highland, Calif.; four daughters, Shirley Bryant, Elkmont, Ala., Joyce Pickel, Joplin, Mo., Mary Amodo, Kaneohe, Hawaii, and Hazel Boggs, Lawrence; 18 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. The family suggests memorial contributions to Hospice, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie.

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