Williams, Albert "Al"
August 19, 2014
Albert Al E. Williams, 81, retired IBM Field Engineering Specialist, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, August 29 at First United Methodist Church at 330 N. Broadway. Al is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carol Williams; daughters, Teresa Stewart (Steve), Lucinda Brewer, Betsy Martin (Steve) and Jennifer Barbour (Greg); 10 grandchildren, and his sister, Elise Gates (Jim). Memorial donations may be made in Alberts name to the Alzheimers Association, 1820 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67214. Downing & and Lahey Mortuary West.
August 19, 2014
Renteria, Ralph, born Sept. 26, 1921 in Wichita, KS, passed away on Aug. 19, 2014. Ralph retired from the Boeing Aircraft Company in 1987 after 44 years of service. He was a sealer tech on the flight line and an inspector in the factory. Ralph and Geraldine were married in Wichita, KS on Oct. 2, 1943 and had celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Preceded in death by his mother, Guadalupe; father, Andres Renteria; brothers, Mario, Joseph, Gilbert; sisters, Aurora Murphy, Carolina Lopez; son, Raul (Skeeter). Survived by his sisters, Teresa Reyes, Blanca Dominquez, Cata Renteria Orozoco; son, Ronald; daughter, Dana (Kendall) Clark; son, Marc (Lissa); grandchildren, Robert (Karla), Andria (Duane) Criswell, Rafael (Sara), Lurdes (Kasey) Gaskill, Ryan (Jennifer), Alexis, Amber (Jake) Baalman; 12 great-grandchildren, Alexandria, Riley, Reece, Reed, Patience, Sadie, Sidney, Samantha, Nicholas, Allie, Ryder, Maddax. Rosary 7:00 P.M., Sun., Aug. 24; Memorial Mass 10:00 A.M., Mon., Aug. 25, 2014, both at St. Anne Catholic Church. Downing & Lahey East Mortuary.
August 18, 2014
Arnold, Marjorie Ruth Patrick (Woodin), age 93, passed away Monday, August 18, 2014. Memorial Service will be at 3:00 P.M., Thursday, August 21, 2014, at First Presbyterian Church. She was a lifetime resident of Wichita. Marjorie graduated from North High School and Wichita Municipal University. During World War II, she served in the American Military Red Cross. She earned an M.A. in Adult Guidance and Counseling from Wichita State and an M. S. in Adult Education from Kansas State University. She was the Adult Vocational Counselor for the Wichita Area Vocational Technical College from 1976 until 1983 when she retired. Marjorie was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church in Wichita and was its most tenured member. She was a member of the D.J. Chapter of P.E.O., Sorosis Society at Wichita State (Delta Delta Delta), Lambda Tau Delta, the Wichita Historical Society, and Friends of Wesley Hospital. She was the first girl (and the first twin) born in Wesley Hospital at their current location. She was preceded in death by her father, J.C. Woodin; her mother, Bess Cook Woodin; her brother, William L. Woodin; and two husbands. Marjorie is survived by her daughter, Marcia Patrick of Houston, TX; her son, Jim Patrick of Colorado Springs, CO; and her brother, Charles J. Woodin, Senior Partner with Foulston L.L.C. of Wichita; 3 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to First Presbyterian Church, 525 N. Broadway St., Wichita, KS 67214. Downing & Lahey East Mortuary.
August 18, 2014
Staggs, Eleanor, 92, School and Piano Teacher, died Monday, August 18, 2014. Visitation with the Family will be from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M., Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at Downing & Lahey East Mortuary. Funeral Service will be at 9:00 A.M., Thursday, August 21, 2014, at Eastminster Presbyterian Church. Graveside Service will follow at 11:30 A.M., at Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, KS. Preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 60 years, Robert; sister, Frances Cadice; brother, Gene Lindscheid. Survived by her daughter, Linda Leatherman (Jay) of Mulvane, KS; son, Clark (Marlyn) of Rockwall, TX; grandchildren, Lacie Leatherman, Justin Leatherman, Stephanie Harrison, Nikki Coryea; great-grandchildren, Hanah and Tanner; niece, Diane Thorn; nephews, Vic Cadice, Lynn Cadice, Scott Lindscheid. Memorials have been established with: Wycliffe Bible Translators, P.O. Box 628200, Orlando, FL 32862; Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 1958 N. Webb Rd., Wichita, KS 67206.
August 17, 2014
Christopher Sutch, 33, loving son, brother, uncle, nephew, and lawn care specialist, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014. Rosary, 7 p.m., Thursday, August 21; Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m., Friday, August 22, both at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Survivors: parents, Gerald Jerry and Gaynetta Sutch of Wichita; brother, David Sutch (Renee) of Belle Plaine; sister, Chauntell Sutch of Wichita; nieces and nephews, Alisha Vigil (Jesse), Kailey Sutch all of Wichita, Michael Baker and Ashley Sutch of Belle Plaine. Memorial established with Childrens Miracle Network, 1156 S. Clifton, Wichita, KS 67218. Downing & Lahey Mortuary West.
Jennings, Robert "Bob"
August 17, 2014
Robert Bob Jennings, 74, retired City of Wichita Flood Control Supervisor, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014. Rosary will take place 7:00 PM, Wednesday, August 20, and Mass of Christian Burial, 10:00 AM, Thursday, August 21, both at Church of the Holy Spirit, in Goddard. A friend to many, and best friend to his wife, Sondra, and their beloved Labrador, Gracie, Bob was an avid hunter and outdoorsman, and he served on the Church of the Holy Spirit building committee. Bob was preceded in death by parents, Robert and Frances Jennings; first wife, Ann Marie (Haberman) Jennings; sons, Robert and William, and step-son, Richard Tarrant, Jr. Survivors include his wife, Sondra, of Goddard; children, Shelly Brown, of Towanda, Renee Taylor (Kevin), of Lone Jack, MO, and Roberta Rohling (Keith), of Mt. Hope; step-children, Brian Tarrant, of Mt. Pleasant, MI, and Father Gar R. Demo, of Lenexa; sister, Margaret Willis (Glenn), of Hilmar, CA; 8 grandchildren. Memorials to Church of the Holy Spirit, 18218 U.S. 54, Goddard, KS 67052 and Rivercross Hospice, 251 S. Whittier, Wichita, KS 67207. Downing & Lahey West.
August 16, 2014
Lyle Soldan, 88, retired Massey Ferguson Industrial Division Manager and Prudential Insurance Agent, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014. Service will take place 10:00 AM, Wednesday, August 20, at Downing and Lahey Mortuary, West Chapel. Lyle was preceded in death by parents, Leonard and Alma Mae Soldan; brothers, Richard and Jean; sisters, Mary Louise Stewart and Wilta Bailey. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Beth; brother-in-law, Clerin Davidson, both of Wichita; nephews, Dr. Dan Davidson (Masha), of Washington, D.C., David Soldan (Dorothy), of Manhattan, KS; nieces, Linda Hutton (Brad), of Topeka, KS, Rebecca Knight (Charles), of Alaska, and additional nephews: John, Steven, and Cliff Stewart, Roger, Larry, and Jerry Bailey. Memorials to Victory in the Valley, 3755 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67218.
August 16, 2014
Burrows, Robert E. "Buck", 82, B.F. Goodrich Tire Builder and master carpenter, died Saturday, August 16, 2014. Funeral Service will be at 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Pearl Burrows. Buck is survived by wife, Marguerite K. Burrows, of Wichita, KS; children, Tracy Patton, of Miami, OK and Philip Burrows; step-daughter, Kathy Thompson (Kenneth), of Wichita, KS; brother, Dean Burrows (Judy), of Joplin, MO, John A. Burrows, Panama City, FL; five grandchildren.
Wills, Bobby "Bob"
August 15, 2014
Wills, Bobby "Bob" Dean, 85, loving husband, father and grandfather, retired Office Manager of Accounting at Gas Service Company (ONE Gas), passed away Friday, August 15, 2014. Celebration of Life will be at 7:00 P.M., Saturday, November 29, 2014, at Midian Shrine Temple Mecca Room. Everyone is encouraged to wear their finest Shocker Black and Gold. Preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Laura Wills. Survived by his wife of 63 years, Dee Wills; daughter, Dee Ann Henderson and son-in-law Steve Henderson; grandchild, Sara Henderson, all of Huntsville, AL; brother-in-law, Milton Thomas; nieces, Millie Norman (Mel) and Bonita McClure, all of Garden City, KS. Memorials have been established with: Calvary United Methodist Church, 2525 N. Rock Rd., Wichita, KS 67226; American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.
August 15, 2014
Max V. Miller, 74, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, joined his loving Savior on Friday, August 15, 2014. Max was a retired U.S. Postal carrier and retired farmer. He loved being outdoors taking care of his flowers and yard and spending time with his beloved cat, Snoopy. Max was a devout Christian who loved his church. Survived by wife, Phyllis McColpin-Miller; two beloved children, son, Mike Miller (Mary) of Wichita and daughter, Kelly Shipps (Bob) of Monett, MO; sister, Charlene Bunton (Larry) of Wichita; 3 grandchildren, Bradley and Courtney Miller of Wichita, Kymberly Stanford (Stephen) of Granberry, TX; 3 great-grandchildren, Malachi, Isaiah and Judah Stanford; stepdaughters and their families, Cindy Edwards (Jack), Becky Clark (Steve) and Donna Stegman (Steve) all of Wichita. Preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Sheila A. Miller, and his parents, Vern and Lola Miller formerly of Caldwell. Viewing will be 12 p.m. - 9 p.m., Tuesday, August 19, Downing & Lahey Mortuary West. Funeral service, 11 a.m., Wednesday, August 20, Central Community Church. Memorial established with Hearts and Hands, c/o Central Community Church, 6100 W. Maple, Wichita, KS 67209.
VanSteinberg, Sr., William
August 14, 2014
William Allen VanSteinberg, Sr., 80, J.I. Case information systems programmer, passed away Thursday, August 14, 2014. Visitation with the family, 4-6 p.m., Sunday, August 17, Downing & Lahey West; Memorial Service, 1 p.m., Wednesday, August 20, West Heights United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Glenn and Edna VanSteinberg; wife, Barbara VanSteinberg. Survivors: children, William VanSteinberg, Jr. (Larry Pickering) of Wichita, Chris VanSteinberg (Tracie) of Edmond, OK, Susan Brewer (Rick) of Derby; grandchildren, Sarah, Aaron, Ashley, Rachael, Erica, Victoria and William VanSteinberg III. Memorials to West Heights United Methodist Church Choir Fund, 745 N. Westlink, Wichita, KS 67212.
August 14, 2014
Titus, Bennett H., 58, Math Tutor, died Thurs., Aug. 14, 2014. Rosary & Funeral Mass will be at 9:30 and 10:00 A.M., Tues., Aug. 19, 2014, both at St. Mary Catholic Church, 2300 E. Meadowlark Rd., Derby, KS. Preceded by: parents, Ben and Helen Titus; step-mother, Mary Pinaire Titus; brother, Clifford G. Titus. Survived by: son, Benjamin; daughter, Wyndy Titus; wife, Minerva Titus, all of Wichita. Downing & Lahey East Mortuary.
Griswold, Rebecca "Becky"
August 12, 2014
Rebecca Becky Jeanette (Garvin) Griswold, 83, passed away peacefully on August 12, 2014, while in hospice care in Wichita following complications from a recent hospital stay and surgery. Becky was born to Amanda and Robert Garvin in Attica, Kansas, April 17, 1931, the youngest of 5 children. She attended Anthony High School, graduating in 1949. She then attended the University of Kansas, graduating in 1953 with a Pharmacy degree, and was one of only three women in her class of 47. After graduation and marriage, Becky worked as a pharmacist at many locations in the Wichita area, including Gesslers, Revco, Drug Emporium and Leekers. She maintained her pharmacy credentials in the State of Kansas for over 50 years. Becky was a kind soul, devoted to her customers, always willing to lend a helping hand and will be missed by many. She married James E. Griswold in 1955 and together they had 3 children. Survivors: sister, Louise McDivitt; sons, Doug Griswold (Peggy) of Wichita, Tom Griswold (Rosa) of Apollo Beach, FL; daughter, Lynette Griswold of Franklinville, NC; 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brothers, Robert, William and Vincent. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 18, West Heights United Methodist Church. Memorial established with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS 67202. Downing & Lahey Mortuary West.
August 12, 2014
Raymond R. Dombaugh, 84, husband, dad and papa, passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at his home in Wichita. Born in Anthony, Kansas on December 11, 1929, Ray grew up on the farm. He graduated from Wichita State University with a degree in geology. He was employed with Petroleum Inc. until forming his own company, Pate-Dombaugh Petroleum, and continued working until recent months. He was most proud of his service to his country in the United States Air Force where he became an officer and pilot with 52 Charlie. He was a former board member of Farmer and Merchants State Bank of Derby and past president of Rolling Hills Country Club. Five holes-in-one reveal his enjoyment of golf and the company of the Oil Field Trash. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, June, to Branson, MO and Fort Walton Beach, FL. Ray was preceded in death by parents, Vivian and Elsie Dombaugh; brother, Keith Dombaugh, and first wife, Theresa (Babb) Dombaugh. He is survived by wife, June (Burnett) Dombaugh; daughters, Dena Robinson (Craig), Diane Sims (Roger) all of Wichita; grandchildren, Candace Scott, Gavin Dewey (Jaclyn), Blake Robinson (Becca) and Whitney Robinson; step-granddaughters, Molly Schoen (Robert), Mary Randel (Johnny) and Melanie Henning (Matt); 12 great-grandchildren. Memorial service, 2 p.m., Thursday, August 21, West Evangelical Free Church, 1161 N. Maize Rd. Memorial established with the Salvation Army, 350 N. Market, Wichita, KS 67202. Downing & Lahey Mortuary West.
Mandala, Jerome "Chip"
August 12, 2014
Jerome Chip Mandala, 66, retired baker, passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014. Rosary, 6 p.m., Sunday, August 17; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m., Monday, August 18, both at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Josephine Mandala; brother, Joseph Mandala. Survivors: wife, Patricia D. (Fleming) Mandala; children, Josephina Bahr (Rodney), Joseph Mandala (Jillian), Robert Mandala (Becky), Vivian Mandala (Chad), Rosa Huffman (Matt), Aurelia Kelly (Kris); brothers, Paul Mandala, Biagio Mandala; sister, Tina Duffy; 23 grandchildren. Downing and Lahey Mortuary West.
August 11, 2014
Hall, Johnny, 61, beloved husband, brother and loving son to his mother, went to Heaven on Monday, August 11, 2014 at Wesley Hospital, Wichita, KS. Funeral Services are pending. Johnny was born to Robert and Carol Clayton Hall on February 2, 1953 in Oklahoma City, OK. He is survived by his wife, Connie Randle, whom he married on April 7, 2005; his sisters; and his step-son. He is preceded in death by his mother and father. He was a member of the US Air Force. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed his Harley motorcycle. He was an over the road truck driver for 35 years and water truck driver for the oil field. A memorial has been established with Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
August 11, 2014
Joyce Ann (Blick) Dugan, 70, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away Monday, August 11, 2014. Rosary, 7 p.m., Wednesday, August 13; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m., Thursday, August 14, both at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Preceded in death by parents, Gregory and Carolyn (Lies) Blick, and brother, Patrick Blick. Survivors: husband, Darrel; daughter, Karla Woods (Jeff); sons, Todd (Lisa), Craig (Rainey), Ryan (Sarah), Scott (Bridget), Mark (Karissa); godsons, Damir Komadina (Mirjana) and Darko Komadina (Caitlin); goddaughter, Dajana Komadina; brothers, Mark Blick (Pam), Paul Blick (Eileen), John Blick (Sandra); sisters, Mary Mas (George), Ann May (Terry), Margaret Eck (Greg), Barbara Nunez (Gilbert); grandchildren, Erin, Emily and Aidan Woods, Jackson and Isaiah Dugan, Claire, Solomon, Eve, Seth and Cate Dugan, Max and Liza Dugan, Vincent, Benjamin and Joseph Dugan, Ava, Grace and Gregory Dugan, and 1 grandchild on the way. Memorial established with Bishop Carroll Catholic High School, 8101 W. Central, Wichita, KS 67212. Downing & Lahey Mortuary West.
August 11, 2014
Rena Baxter, 95, died peacefully August 11, 2014. She was born December 30, 1918 in Alva, Oklahoma. She and her husband, Bob, left Oklahoma in 1939 and made Wichita their home. She was a wife and mother while being a busy seamstress. Later, she worked outside the home at Rand Publishing in the bindary department. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob, and two brothers, LeRoy and Louis Gatz. Rena is survived by her sister, Clara Tiberghien of Alva, OK; her two children, Bobbie Givens (Jim) and Bill Baxter; four grandchildren, Shannon Alberg (Josh), Shayla Simpson (Robert), B.J. Baxter (Shelley) and Brian Baxter (Sarah); ten great-grandchildren, Avary and Aubrey Alberg, Reese, Rylan, Alex and Sam Simpson, Breckyn and Hudsyn Baxter, Levi and McKenna Baxter; many nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial service, 11 a.m., Saturday, August 16, Pathway Church, 2001 N. Maize Rd. Memorial donations may be made to Pathway Church/Missions. Downing & Lahey Mortuary West.
August 11, 2014
Kayla Suh Smith, 16, passed away Monday, August 11, 2014. Rosary, 7:30 pm., Thursday, August 14; Mass of Christian Burial, 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 16, both at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Preceded in death by grandparents, Ralph and Gloria Weber and Mildred Smith. Survivors: mother and stepfather, Melissa Weber and Mike Treichler of Junction City; father and stepmother, Devan Smith and London Vongxay of Wichita; sisters, Jada Smith, Airana and Camron Vongxay; grandpa, Jerald Smith. Memorial established with Make-A-Wish Foundation of Kansas, Inc., 2016 N. Amidon, Wichita, KS 67203. Downing & Lahey Mortuary West.
August 11, 2014
Orozco, Dena Sue (Wolf), of Wichita, KS (formerly of Wellington, KS), died Monday afternoon, August 11, 2014 at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS at the age of 58. A rosary will be held at 7:30 P.M., Friday, August 15, 2014 at Downing & Lahey East Mortuary. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, August 16, 2014, at All Saints Catholic Church. Dena was born the daughter of Herman M. Wolf and Vera P. (Miller) Wolf on July 5, 1956. Having graduated with her BSN from Wichita State University where she met her husband, she was proud to be a WSU Shocker alumni and devoted Shocker basketball fan. Dena was proud to be a nurse for 27 years and was a constant volunteer in her husband and daughters classrooms. Her daughters and granddaughters were the center of her life. On March 18, 1978, Dena and Joseph Orozco were united in marriage in Wichita, KS. Together they celebrated 36 years of marriage. Dena was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Vera Wolf; children, Mary Louise and Elizabeth Ann Orozco, baby girl, and baby boy. Survivors include her husband, Joseph Orozco; daughters, Lydia (Dustin) Schneider, Maria (Jack) Trimmell; grandchildren, Cecilia, Alisia, Miranda Schneider, Iris Trimmell; sisters, Donna (Dennis) Haggard of Stoddard, WI, Deborah (Dr. Jacob Miller, Jr.) Miller of Virginia Beach, VA. A memorial has been established with KETCH, 1006 E. Waterman St., Wichita, KS 67211.