Archive for Wednesday, January 12, 2000


January 12, 2000

George Willard Black

Memorial services for George Willard Black, 85, Newberg, Ore., were Jan. 8, 1999, at West Chehalem Friends Church, Newberg. Private family burial was in Newberg Friends Cemetery.

Mr. Black died Jan. 2 at his daughter's home in Gresham, Ore.

He was born Feb. 7, 1914, in Scribner, Neb., the son of Maurice Franklin and Addie Belle (Brown) Black. He moved to Newberg in 1983 from Emmett, Idaho.

Black earned a bachelor's degree in secondary education from Fort Hays State Teachers College.

Black had farmed in Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas for 40 years.

He was later maintenance director, bus driver and men's dormitory supervisor for Friends Bible College, Haviland.

After earning his degree, Black taught at Friends Haviland Academy for two years.

He was pastor of the Emmett Friends Church in Caldwell, Idaho. He was later active in the West Chehalem Friends Church.

He married Margaret Schenck in 1945. She died in 1960. He married Wanda Wainright in 1961. She died in 1993.

Survivors include a son, Gary, Portland; a daughter, Carolyn Merriss, Gresham; three brothers, Wayne and Maurice Jr., both of Tonganoxie, and Dale Black, Olathe; five sisters, Beulah Hall, Gladys Zimmerli, Doris Gilliland and Opal Kerns, all of Tonganoxie, and Alta Wright, Lawrence; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends, Church Extension Foundation, 200 N. Meridian, Newberg, Ore. 97132.

James Charles Lockerby

James Charles Lockerby Sr., 79, Tonganoxie, formerly of Kansas City, Kan., died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, after a brief battle with leukemia. Services were Sunday at Porter Funeral Home, and graveside services were Monday at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Lockerby was born June 19, 1920, in Kansas City, Kan., and had lived all of his life in the area. He worked for the Gas Service Co. for 33 years and retired in 1983.

He was a 1938 graduate of Wyandotte High School. He was a leader of the Wyandotte County 4-H Riding Club in the 1960s. He also was a member of Stony Point Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, of 59 years, Odelia Lockerby, of the home; four daughters, Veronica Smith, LaMarque, Texas, Donna Arnold, Kansas City, Kan., Barbara Drysdale, Lake Quivira, and Laura Vunovich, Eudora; a son, James C. Lockerby Jr., Bonner Springs; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

Delbert W. Seuser

Services for Delbert W. Seuser, formerly of Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Davis Funeral Chapel in Leavenworth. Mr. Seuser died Monday, Jan. 11, 2000, at Colonial Manor, Lansing.

He was born March 15, 1921, in Corder, Mo., the son of Homer and Alta Seuser.

Mr. Seuser was a member of the Easton Masonic Lodge No. 45, and he served as vice president of the Gas Tractor and Steam Association for several years.

Survivors include his wife, Viola Seuser, of the home; three sons, Eddie, Leavenworth, Herbert, Warrensburg, Mo., and Bruce, Chanute; a daughter, Lenora Richards, Gladstone, Mo.; two stepdaughters, Eleanor Vestal, Tonganoxie, and Roberta Reece, Olathe; two sisters, June Siegfried, Higginsville, Mo., and Mary Anna Morris, Odessa, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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