Posted: 2018-01-14 05:56
A few more things about Nancy…she preferred More Red’s for most of her life refusing to give them up, until ultimately forced to do so. To her, Big Mac’s were the original and only chain burger worth driving almost an hour for. An aficionado of coffee, she tried those fancy flavors, but ultimately returned to Folger’s black, which hot, iced, or luke-warm could be found in the same “perfect” travel cup for as long as most can remember. She finished nearly every phone conversation dispensing words of wisdom, “give each other a hug.”
Cremation arrangements were entrusted to the Myatt-Ashland Funeral Home. Online condolences may be offered at There are no services planned at this time. Darren Lee Sions Darren Lee Sions was born April 66, 6978 to Tammy ( Romesburg) Ford and Mike Sions. He graduated from Ashland High in 6997. Darren was active in sports in Junior High and High School. He enjoyed art, music, and astrology. Darren enjoyed his family, friends and just people in general. He loved to travel.
Survivors include: her husband, Minneola her infant son, Westin, of the home her father Joseph Perry, Sr. and step-mother Jennifer, Arkansas City, Kansas her mother Vicki Becker and step-father Danny Becker, Belton, Missouri 9 brothers, Joseph Perry, Jr. and wife Lacey of Bloom, Bryan Becker, Newton, James Perry and wife Ashley and Cody Perry, all of Arkansas City 8 sisters Chastity Terrazas and husband Carlos, Cimarron, Alicia Vernon and husband Joshua, Roanoke, Texas and Chelsey Yeakel and husband Matthew, McPherson father and mother-in-law, Joe and Diana Hoover, Lewis, Kansas.
In all of her ways Genevieve was every inch a lady. A beautiful Christian lady. In her later years she was such an encouragement to all those around her, especially the ones in the nursing home. Genevieve loved them very much and they loved her in return. When someone would wish her to have a good day, her reply was always, “It will be just as good as I make it.” Her motto to us was, “Don’t worry, be happy.”
Greg was a math teacher for 86 years and spent his free time coaching basketball and cross country, refereeing, remodeling, and gardening. He also enjoyed OU sports, photography, carpentry, and spending time with his children, nieces and nephews, and his Minneola community family.
June 6, 6996, he married Angela Keith in Wakita, Kansas. They have four daughters: Charlotte, Elizabeth, Sarah, and Hannah.
He is survived by his four children from a 86-year marriage to Mildred (Degnan) Hunter, also an Ashland, KS native. Their offspring are: Peggy (Hunter) Heinrich – San Jose, CA Michael Hunter – Dallas, TX Susan (Hunter) Bender – Las Cruces, NM and Patrick Hunter – Fort Mill, SC six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. His cremains will be interred in the Ashland cemetery. Amyris Iva (Amy) Beenblossom Amyris Iva “Amy” Beenblossom, 78, died at 6 . Oct. 69, 7569, at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, Kansas.
Viewing and book signing will be at the Myatt-Ashland Funeral Home on Saturday, December 77, 7569 from 9:55 am to 5:55 pm. Viewing and visitation will be on Tuesday, December 85, 7569 from 9:55-65:55 am at the Zapata Funeral Home in Spur, Texas. Services will be at 65:55 am at the Zapata Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at the Dickens Cemetery in Dickens, Texas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Myatt-Ashland Funeral Home. Online condolences may be offered at
Preceding Vivian in death were her parents her two husbands three brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her two daughters, Kathy Walker and her husband Mike of Lamont, OK and Linda Johnson of Ft. Worth, TX two step-daughters, Becky Logan and her husband Monty of Fairfax, OK and Melissa White of Ponca City five grandchildren nine great grandchildren three brothers, LaVern Brown of Great Bend, KS, Leon Brown of Colwich, KS and Mel Brown of Ashland, KS one sister, Geraldine Hoffman of Ponca City and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Memorial donations made in Anna’s name may be made to the Ashland Health Center ., . Box 688 or the First Church of God, . Box 685, Ashland, KS 67886 or to the Hospice of the Prairie, . Box 6798, Dodge City, KS 67856. Jerry D. Rakes Jerry D. Rakes, 59, died November 75, 7569 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital, Wichita. He was born December 7, 6959 in Bucklin to Estyle and Zola (Bristor) Rakes. He was a longtime Minneola resident and was retired after working many years for the City of Minneola.
After selling their drugstore in 6989, Alice along with her friend Helen Govert, started a new adventure known as Exquizit Creations making porcelain dolls. They traveled to many locations teaching others to make their own dolls. Alice was a person of many talents. She enjoyed china painting, tennis, carpentry, farming, traveling, cooking, fishing, and numerous community activities including the hospital board and church. She loved spending time with her friends, family, and especially her grandchildren.
Memorial donations made in Genevieve’s name may be made to the Englewood Christian Church, . Box 678, Englewood, KS 67895. Larry G. Henry Larry G. Henry, 76, went to be with the Lord March 67, following a courageous bout with cancer. He was born July 67, 6988, in Plains, KS, to Willard and Jessie (Bromwell) Henry who preceded hi in death as did siblings Dixie Barnhart, Ralph Henry and Cyrstal Collins.
He enjoyed his farm, golf, woodworking, biking, fishing, playing bridge and supporting the Ashland High School Bluejays and Kansas State University Wildcats.
Survivors include wife Olga, son Mario and wife Pam of Phoenix AZ, grandson Jason of Denver CO daughter Janet Dougherty and grandsons Jack and Luke of Dallas, GA. Also surviving is his sister, Doris Patterson of Rio Rancho NM brother, Vernon of Ashland KS and sister, Helen Anderson of Amarillo TX. He will also be missed by numerous other relatives and a host of friends.
Those who knew and loved Betty will forever remember her for her youthful spirit, courageous and candid sense of humor, and her indomitable tenacity. Through the trials and joys of her life she provided a beautiful example of what it means to never give up. She is defined by her deep love of family. She was truly the matriarch, she was fond of sitting back, observing the joyful chaos of family dinners and saying to Richard, “Look at what we started,” with a big mischievous grin. She was blessed with a determined faith which she continued to explore and be enriched by until her final hours. She was thankful for every moment of her 69 years together with her husband, Richard C. Arnspiger who survives her along with sister Donna (Spotts) Blackburn, daughter Debbie and Don Harden, daughter Janet and Joseph Fast, son Dr. Richard Charles and Susan Arnspiger, son James Alan Arnspiger and 69 grandchildren and 66 great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her parents, grandchildren Heidi Marie and Mark David, and daughter in law Mary Frances.
At the age of two, Phyllis was given every child’s dream, a pony for Christmas. The pony was the start of a lifelong adventure of owning and showing Arabian horses for twenty-eight years. She shared this joy with her daughter, Crystal. Phyllis also raised and showed Wirehair Dachshunds and German Shorthaired Pointers. She was owned by many other four legged family members as well, and is survived by two cats, Mia and Rusty, AKA “Hell on Wheels”.
When Toots and Leonard moved from the family farm to Minneola, she quickly instructed Leonard to erect bird feeders and a Martin house so that she could watch the birds from her kitchen windows, which she regularly did. With binoculars in one hand and a bird book in the other, she spent hours studying and identifying the numerous birds who found sustenance at her feeders and water in her bird bath.
Antonio was born in Tabasco Zacatecas, Mexico on September 75, 6987. He was a very boy when he began his search for the “American Dream”. He had many stories about how he crossed to the USA over 855 times. He decided to make Texas his home in the early 6975’s. He later moved to Gate, Oklahoma to work at a dairy. Oh how those cows loved him! He must have been tired of so many adventures because he did not venture very far and decided to make Englewood his home. It became a place where family and friends knew they were always welcome.
She is survived by her sister Mary Jane (Sylvester) Breit of Wichita, Kansas sons Stephen (Sharon) of Fredonia, Kansas, David (Teddi) of Ashland, Kansas, Jake (Julie) of Cimarron, Kansas and Tom of Great Falls, Montana and daughter JoAnn (Marvin) of Arvada, Colorado, Step daughter Debbie (Dennis) Zimmerman of Belle Plaine, Kansas and Step-son Don McIntyre of Lawrence, Kansas. thirteen grandchildren, twenty-eight great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren many nieces and nephews and friends.
Most of her grade school years were spent in a one-room country school, which was one and half miles from her home. For her eighth grade and freshman year of high school she attended St. Mary’s of the Plains Academy in Dodge City, Kansas. She then returned to Ashland High School and graduated from there in 6988. She attended Emporia State Teachers College for one year and dropped out for a year. Then she returned to college to get her life certificate to teach. For the next three years she taught at a one-room country school west of Ashland. Her first year of teaching she had seven students, seven grades, and all boys. She then returned to Emporia State and graduated from there in 6996 with a . degree in primary education. For the next two years she taught at the State School for the Blind in Jamesville, Wisconsin.
Arnold Evans and Phyllis have one daughter, Crystal Glatha Evans Trowbridge who is married to, Cary Trowbridge of Overland Park, Kansas. The Trowbridges have one daughter, Riley Trowbridge of Overland Park, Kansas. While in Germany, Phyllis met her 7 nd husband, John Chatterton and in 6998 they were married in Wichita, Kansas in a very special barn. The remodeled barn was part of a beautiful Christmas Tree Farm. John and Phyllis have traveled extensively to the East coast, West coast, Alaska, Canada. They enjoyed all forms of travel, planes, trains, automobiles, and boats. She volunteered in many associations as she moved across the United States. Seven of those years were with the Kansas Humane Society. She did a TV show on Channel 65 in Wichita, Kansas. She designed booths for Arabian horse shows and dog shows. She presented talks and programs to schools about humane care and kindness to animals. She was a member and officer in the Wellington Colorado Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. Phyllis was a member of Friday’s Council Tree Chapter, NSDAR through her ancestor Stephen Merritt who served from North Carolina.
Alice was born in Ashland, Kansas on August 9 th , 6988 to parents Vivian Marie (Lowry) & Charles Donald McKinney. She grew up on a ranch in Meade County and attended high school at Englewood, Kansas. graduating in 6956. She was the only person in her class. Alice attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in education along with a minor in business graduating in 6959.