Archive for Wednesday, January 19, 2000

Deaths/Funerals

January 19, 2000

George Willard Black
1914-2000

Memorial services for George Willard Black, 85, Newberg, Ore., were Jan. 8, 2000, 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 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.

Donald G. Wasson
1925-2000

Donald G. Wasson, 74, Bonner Springs, died Thursday, Jan. 13, at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. Graveside services were Tuesday at the Bonner Springs Cemetery.

Mr. Wasson served in the Merchant Marines and also served in the Army during the Korean War. He was a 50-year member and a Gold Card recipient of the Carpenter's Union No. 61, and a 20-year member of Tri-County Rod and Gun Club.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Betty L. (Garner) Wasson of the home; and a sister, Sally Allen, Cookson, Okla.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Tri-County Rod and Gun Club, sent in care of Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, P.O. Box 281, Bonner Springs, 66012.

Raymond L. Beach
1920-2000

Services for Raymond L. Beach, 79, Leavenworth, were scheduled for 10 a.m. today, Jan. 19, at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Fall Creek Cemetery, Jarbalo.

Mr. Beach died Sunday, Jan. 16, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.

He was born April 20, 1920, in Brunner, Mo., the son of Everett and Bertha (Justice) Beach.

He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served with the 4th Armoured Division under General Patton. He retired in 1980 from Santa Fe Railway in Kansas City, Kan., where he had worked for 40 years. He married Louise Willard on April 6, 1940, in West Plains, Mo. She survives, of the home. A son, Bill Beach, died in 1963.

Other survivors include six sons, Lenard, and Jerry, Tonganoxie, David, Overbrook, Joe, Victorville, Calif., Ronnie, Oskaloosa, and Martin, Jarbalo; two daughters Linda Hisaw, Paxico, Mo., and Norma Allen, Tonganoxie; three brothers, Ray, Rex and Carl all of Springfield, Mo.; three sisters, Viola Garner, Vesta Miller and Birgie Dixon, all of Springfield, Mo.; 27 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Quisenberry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Finis E. Dougan
1924-2000

Services for Finis E. Dougan, Jr., 75, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie, with the Rev. Ben Saathoff officiating. Burial and Masonic graveside services will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.

Mr. Dougan died Monday, Jan. 17, 2000, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. He was born August 27, 1924, in Lebanon, Mo., the son of Finis and Bernice (Bradford) Dougan.

He retired in 1985 from Cooper Transport Co., Kansas City, Mo., and was a lifelong farmer. He was a 50-year member of Laclede Masonic Lodge No. 83, Lebanon, and a 25-year member of the Scottish Rite Bodies, Lawrence, and he served as a Board Member of Water District No. 6, Tonganoxie.

Survivors include his wife, Katherine, of the home; three sons, Larry Harkrader, Tonganoxie, Richard Adams, LaJuanta, Colo., and Roger Adams, Basehor; two daughters, Dolores Backus and Sharon Crenshaw, both of Kansas City, Kan.; a sister, Janice Redd, Lebanon, Mo.; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Scottish Rite Bodies, Lawrence, in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie.

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