Archive for Wednesday, January 26, 2000


January 26, 2000

Wilbur Allen "Mac" McPherson

Wilbur Allen "Mac" McPherson died Nov. 27, 1999. Graveside services were Nov. 30, 1999, at Lowell Cemetery.

Mr. McPherson was born on Feb. 24, 1917, in Tonganoxie, the son of Charles Emory McPherson and Dora Papenhousen.

He was a chemistry graduate from the University of Kansas and worked in Oak Ridge, Tenn., on the manufacture of the atomic bomb during World War II. He was employed at Spencer Chemical and later owned Mac's Fertilizer in Baxter Springs and Narcissa, Okla. He farmed near Lowell for 52 years.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Ethel McPherson, and four children: Allen McPherson, Linda Bidabe, Minta McPherson and Mary McPherson.

Betty J. Tinberg

Betty J. Tinberg, 70, Tonganoxie, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, at her home. Graveside services were Monday at Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie, with the Rev. Forrest Tuter officiating.

Mrs. Tinberg was born June 27, 1929, near St. Joseph, Mo., the daughter of James and Mary (Wright) Cox.

She retired in 1991 from Hallmark Cards, Lawrence. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star No. 62, Oskaloosa, and Eagles Auxiliary, Lawrence. She married Delmar Tinberg on Dec. 6, 1975 in Lawrence. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Jim Cassity, Tonganoxie, and Charles Cassity, Lawrence; one daughter, Connie Hutchinson, Tonganoxie; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Cushing Home Health Care, sent in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, P. O. Box 993, Tonganoxie.

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