Archive for Wednesday, March 15, 2000


March 15, 2000

Paul Ernest Cashatt
Services for Paul Ernest "Ernie" Cashatt, 77, Ozawkie, Kan., were Monday at Oskaloosa United Methodist Church. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, rural Oskaloosa.

Mr. Cashatt died Thursday, March 9, 2000, at a Topeka nursing home. He was born Sept. 4, 1922, in rural Oskaloosa, the son of Paul Everett and Bessie Jane Roberts Cashatt. He was a lifelong resident of the Oskaloosa and Ozawkie areas.

He was a farmer and stockman in Ozawkie and Oskaloosa since 1947. He was a member of the Oskaloosa United Methodist Church, and he was a longtime member of the Pleasant View Grange in Ozawkie.

Mr. Cashatt was a 1940 graduate of Oskaloosa High School and attended Emporia State College.

He married Dorothy Marie Pence on Aug. 11, 1944, in Oskaloosa. She died on Nov. 22, 1993.

Survivors include two sons, John Cashatt, Beloit, and Jim Cashatt, Manhattan; a daughter, Jane Berry, Tonganoxie; a brother, Donald Cashatt, Lawrence; a sister, Marjorie Barnes, Gashland, Mo.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Oskaloosa United Methodist Church, sent in care of Barnett Funeral Home, 820 Liberty, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, 66066.

Helen A. (Stoll) Hicks
Graveside services for Helen A. (Stoll) Hicks, 81, Tonganoxie were held Monday at Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo., with the Rev. Scott Berry officiating.

Mrs. Hicks died last Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Overland Park. She was born January 20, 1919, in Slater, Mo., the daughter of Cecil and Elsie (Goodson) Johnson.

She worked for Providence Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., and retired as a clerk in 1981 from Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Hicks was a member of Tonganoxie Christian Church and a past member of Rinda Chapter No. 82 Order of the Eastern Star, Tonganoxie.

She was preceded in death by her first husband Charles R. Stoll and a daugher, Helen Elaine Stoll.

Survivors include her husband, William E. Hicks, of the home; three sons, David Stoll and Steve Stoll, both of Topeka, and Dan Stoll, Lawrence; a stepson Harry Hicks, Independence, Mo.; a daughter, Debby Smoots, McLouth; three stepdaughters, Suzan Henry, Bentonville, Ark., Diane Hicks and Roxanne Hicks, both of Napa, Calif.; a sister, Pearl Trackwell, Overland Park; 20 grandchildren; and 19 great- grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, sent in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie, 66086.

Helen Kingsolver
1917 2000
Services for Helen Kingsolver, 82, Paola, were Saturday at the Wilson & Son Funeral Home, Paola. Burial was in the Hillsdale Cemetery, Hillsdale.

Mrs. Kingsolver died last Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at her home. She was born July 25, 1917, in Linn County, Mo., the daughter of Thomas and Minnie Fordice Elliott.

She lived with her parents on a farm in rural Linn County. She and her family moved from Tonganoxie to Kansas City, Kan., before moving in 1976 to the Paola area. Mrs. Kingsolver was a homemaker and had worked at the Ursuline Convent were she was a cook for eight years.

She married Wilbur Kingsolver on Feb. 10, 1935, in Linn County. He survives, of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Elliott Kingsolver, McLouth; two daughters, Sandra Hinson, Paola, and Cheryl Kingsolver, Kansas City, Mo.; one sister, Maude Wolfe, Missouri, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and two great-great-great-grandchildren. Two sons, Wilbur and Orlen, preceded her in death.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Olathe Hospice or the Ursuline Sisters, sent in care of Wilson & Son Funeral Home, 305 N. Pearl Street, Paola, 66071.

Raymond H. Kohler
Services for Raymond H. Kohler, 72, Tonganoxie, were Friday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tonganoxie, with burial in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Kan.

Mr. Kohler died Monday, March 6, 2000, at Providence Medical Center. He was born October 24, 1927, in Kansas City, Kan., and was a lifelong resident of the area.

Mr. Kohler retired from Owens Corning Fiberglass in 1987. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tonganoxie. He served in the 17th Armored Engineers Battalion, 2nd Armored Division. He coached baseball and softball for the WYCO sports association. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Mary Elaine (Gripkey) Kohler, of the home; three daughters, Susan Byrne, Overland Park, Sally Chew, Lenexa, and Sandy Scudiero, Ocean Springs, Miss.; one son, Raymond Kohler II, Mission; five brothers, Richard "Bud" Kohler, Kansas City, Kan., Joseph Kohler, Atchison, Bob Kohler, Kansas City, Mo., Ed Kohler, Fort Meyers Beach, Fla., and Al Kohler; and seven grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church building fund or to the American Diabetes Association.

Meyers Family Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Anna Mae Stimac
Services for Anna Mae Stimac, 71, Kansas City, Kan. were Friday at the Cathedral of St. Peter, Kansas City, Kan. Entombment was in Mount Calvary Mausoleum.

Mrs. Stimac died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at Tonganoxie Nursing Center. She was born in Kansas City, Kan., and was a lifelong resident there. She was retired from the Sealright Corp. Mrs. Stimac was a member of the Cathedral of St. Peter.

Survivors include two sons, Charles, Leavenworth, and Stanley, Kansas City, Kan.; a daughter, Anna Marie Schreiner, Kansas City, Kan.; two sisters, Rose Klem and Stancy Moulder, both of Kansas City, Kan.; one grandson and one great-granddaughter.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association, 9201 Ward Parkway, No. 300, Kansas City, Mo., 64114.

Joseph A. Butler & Son, Kansas City, Kan., handled arrangements.

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