Archive for Wednesday, November 1, 2000


November 1, 2000

Willford Feighner


Services for Willford M. Wright Feighner, 87, Tonganoxie, will be at 2 p.m. today, Nov. 1, 2000, at Wilson and Son Funeral Home in Paola. Burial will follow in Fontana Cemetery, Fontana.

Mrs. Feighner died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center. She was born Dec. 27, 1912, the daughter of Alexander and Jessie Masten Schade in Rocky Ford, Colo. She moved to the Kansas City area when she was a teen-ager.

In 1928, she married Warren H. Wright in Independence, Mo. They moved to Eaton, Ind., where they lived until Mr. Wright's death from injuries he received in World War II. She then moved to Kansas and lived in McLouth and Kansas City, Kan.

She married John M. Feighner in 1960, and in 1961 the couple moved to Fontana. He died in 1963.

She was a homemaker who worked as a cook at the Meadowbrook Cafn Paola. She lived in Fontana until her health started failing and then moved to the Louisburg Assisted Living Center and then to the Tonganoxie Nursing Center.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary and the Homemakers Association, all in Fontana.

Survivors include four sons, Warren Wright, Noblesville, Ind., Harry Wright, Muncie, Ind., George Wright, Fontana, and William Wright, Oswego; two daughters, Ann DePriest and Dora Gray, both of McLouth; a brother, Ernie C. Schade, Spring Hill; and 30 grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Leavenworth Hospice or Fontana United Methodist Church, sent in care of the funeral home, 305 N. Pearl St., Paola, 66071.

Margaret V. John


Services for Margaret V. John, Prairie Village, were Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, at Village Presbyterian Church, Prairie Village. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

She was born March 9, 1910, in Kansas City, Kan. She died Oct. 24, 2000, in Lawrence.

She was a lifelong resident of the Kansas City area. She had been a teacher and a substitute teacher in the Shawnee Mission school district. She was a 1934 graduate of Kansas State University and a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. She was a member of the Shawnee Mission La Sertoma club and a former member of the Johnson County Rose Society. She had been a member of Village Presbyterian Church since 1953.

Her husband, Leroy John, died in 1986.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Pat Scheurich, Lawrence, and Ruth John Chow, Ceder Crest, N.M; three granddaughters, including Lia Abramovitz, Tonganoxie; and four great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the church.

Gorden D. Melton


Memorial services for Gorden D. Melton, 65, Leavenworth, will be at 7 p.m. today, Nov. 1, 2000, at Porter Funeral Home in Kansas City, Kan. Cremation is planned.

Mr. Melton died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at his home. He was born March 19, 1935, in Warsaw, Mo., and had lived in Kansas City, Kan., for most of his life. He moved in 1970 to Leavenworth County. He was employed with Trans World Airlines in the hydraulics department for 36 years before he retired in 1990. He had farmed in Leavenworth County for the past 20 years.

Survivors include his wife, Connie J. Melton, of the home; a daughter, Angela Golian, Perry, Mo.; a brother, Robert Kent Melton, Chesterfield, Mo.; and a sister, Karen Shultz, Baldwin.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Kansas City Hospice, 1625 W. 92nd St., Kansas City, Mo., 64114-9756, or to Cancer Action Inc., 1831 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan., 66102.

Robin C. Overbaugh


Services for Robin Christine Overbaugh, 41, were Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at Quisenberry Funeral Home in Tonganoxie. Burial was in Hubbel Hill Cemetery in Tonganoxie.

She died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, at her home in Tonganoxie. She was born Jan. 14, 1959, the daughter of Robert and Darlene Overbaugh.

She was a receptionist and billing clerk for Integrated Logistics Solutions, Lenexa. She was a member of Faith Builders.

Survivors include her parents; and two brothers, Robert J. Overbaugh, Tonganoxie, and Rudy E. Overbaugh, McLouth.

Wanda Joy Putthoff


Memorial services for Wanda Joy Putthoff, 67, Bartlesville, Okla., were Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at Stumpff Funeral Home Chapel in Bartlesville, with Peggy Boyce officiating.

Mrs. Putthoff was born Aug. 3, 1933, at Ottawa, Kan., the daughter of Lorenzo D. and Alma E. (Patton) Howell. She was raised in Ottawa and in 1951 graduated from high school in Ottawa.

On June 15, 1953, she married James E. "Jim" Putthoff in Tonganoxie. They lived in Lawrence until 1974 when they moved to Coffeyville. In 1995 they retired and moved to Bernice, Okla., and in 1999, they moved to Bartlesville.

Mrs. Putthoff was employed with Petefish, Postman, Curran and Associates, Lawrence, for some time.

Survivors include her husband, of the home; a son, Bradley Putthoff, Broken Arrow, Okla.; a daughter, Lynette Dunkin, Sapulpa, Okla.; and two grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Jane Phillips Hospice, sent in care of Bluestem Regional Medical Development Foundation, 3500 S.E. Frank Phillips Blvd., Bartlesville, Okla. 74006.

Jennie Kalb Thompson


Graveside services for Jennie Kalb Thompson, 98, Lawrence, were Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin.

Mrs. Thompson died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Brookside Manor in Overbrook. She was born June 6, 1902, in Douglas County, the daughter of Albert and Mary (Deppee) Johnson.

Mrs. Thompson had lived in Franklin County and in Tonganoxie. She retired as a cook in the residence halls at Kansas University. She was a member of the Methodist Church and the Rebecca Lodge in Ottawa.

She was married to Howard Kalb, who died in 1975.

Survivors include a daughter, Irma Fine, Lawrence; a sister, Pauline Coates, Topeka; nine grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

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