Reinhardt-Wulf, MD, Taissia
October 19, 1919 - August 30, 2014
Reinhardt-Wulf, Taissia, M.D., retired allergist, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014. Trisagion and funeral service, 7 p.m., Wednesday, September 3, St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral. Interment, 10 a.m., Thursday, September 4, Lakeview Cemetery. Born in Harbin, China, October 19, 1919, Dr. Taissia Reinhardt-Wulf obtained her medical degree in 1942 from Voronezh, USSR Medical University. She received her post graduate at Hamburg, Germany in Tropical Medicine. In 1951, she immigrated to the USA where she did her internship and residency at St. Francis Hospital from 1951-1953. Dr. Reinhardt was a member of the Kansas Medical Society, American Medical Association, Sedgwick County Medical Society and American College of Allergists where she received her degree in Allergy. She practiced Allergy until her retirement in 1976. Preceded in death by husband, Paul Wulf; daughter and son-in-law, Ludmilla and Tom Donoho; infant son; sister, Iraida Wenzel; brother, Sergei Litwinoff. Survivors: sister-in-law, Waldamira Litwinoff of Lakewood, CO; nieces, Ann Ozga (Ron) of Beverly Hills, FL and Vera Hisgen (Hans) of Colorado Springs, CO. Memorials to St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral, 7515 E. 13th St. N., Wichita, KS 67206; Lords Diner, 520 N. Broadway, Wichita, KS 67202 and Senior Center of Garden Plain, 1006 N Main, Garden Plain, KS 67050. Downing & Lahey Mortuary West. Online tributes to the family via www.dlwichita.com
Strole , Carol
June 19, 1934 - August 30, 2014
Strole, Carol Lou, beloved wife, mother, sister, and grandmother, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 2, from 6:00 8:00 PM, at Downing and Lahey Mortuary, West Chapel. Funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Wednesday, September 3, at First United Methodist Church. Burial will take place at 4:00 PM, Wednesday, September 3, at Navarre Cemetery, in Navarre, KS. Carol is preceded in death by her parents, John & Martha Bielefeld, and her brother, Reverend Earl Bielefeld. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Arden; son, Dennis (Sallie), daughter, Peggy Baldwin (Phil), sister, Mary Clobes (Franklin), all of Wichita; sister-in-law, Carol Bielefeld; grandchildren, Megan Jones (Zach), Erin Baldwin (finance' Rob Koehn), Kristin Marlett (Mike), and Brian Strole (Sarah); and great-grandchildren, Oliver & Elliott Marlett. Memorials have been established with First United Methodist Church TV Ministry, 330 N Broadway St, Wichita, KS 67202 and Victory in the Valley, 3755 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67218. Online tributes to the family via www.dlwichita.com
Steen , Daphne
June 1, 2010 - August 30, 2014
Steen, Daphne Elizabeth, 4, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM 7:00 PM, Tuesday, September 2, at Downing and Lahey Mortuary, West Chapel. Service will be held 11:00 AM, Wednesday, September 3, at Central Community Church, 6100 W Maple. Daphne is survived by her parents, Leonard & Noelle; sister, Bridget Rose; grandparents, Mary Merklein-Smith and Robert Smith, Leonard & Michelle Steen, and Ray & CJ Bachman; great-grandparents, Bonnie & Clinton Smith and Dorothy Steen; aunts & uncles, Patrick & Ashley Steen, Sampson & Kara Steen, and Trenton Steen, cousins, Malcolm & Coulson Steen; nurse, Keri Springer and numerous other family members. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Heartspring, 8700 East 29th St N, Wichita, KS 67226 or Childrens Mercy Hospital, 2401 Gillham Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108. Tributes to the family via www.dlwichita.com.
Henning, Bernadine "Bernie"
August 29, 2014
Bernadine Bernie" Henning, 87, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away Friday, August 29, 2014. Rosary will be 7:00 PM, Monday, September 1, with Mass of Christian Burial taking place 10:30 AM, Tuesday, September 2, both at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Bernie was preceded in death by husband, Aloysius; parents, John & Elizabeth Miller; siblings, Virgil, George, Jocile, and Alberta; and granddaughter, Heather. Survivors include sons, Dan (Cecilie), of Cleveland, OK, Alvin Henning, of Wichita, Doug Henning (Joan), of Maize, Dale (Julie), of Douglas; daughter, Diane (Gordon) Snyder, of Wichita; 16 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 861 N. Socora, Wichita, KS 67212 or St. Anthony Family Shelter, c/o Catholic Charities, 437 N. Topeka, Wichita, KS 67202. Downing & Lahey Mortuary West.
August 28, 2014
Gebhart, Mary Lee, 77, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, died Thursday, August 28, 2014. Viewing will be from 1:00 3:00 P.M., Monday, September 1, 2014, at Downing & Lahey East Mortuary. Rosary will be at 4:00 P.M., Monday, September 1, 2014; Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, September 2, 2014, both at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Mary Callahan; son, Douglas Gebhart; brother, Edward Callahan. Survived by her husband, Kenneth L. Gebhart; children, Kenneth L. Gebhart, Jr. (Amy) of Wichita, Thomas E. Gebhart (Susan) of El Paso, TX, Eric L. Gebhart (Deanna) of San Antonio, TX, Mary E. Relph (Randall) of Renton, WA, Kimberly E. Jones (Brian) of Scotch Plains, NJ; 18 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. A memorial has been established with Catholic Charities, 437 N. Topeka St., Wichita, KS 67202.
Deeble, Tamera "Tami"
August 27, 2014
Tamera L. Tami Deeble, 50, Emprise Bank Treasury Support Specialist, passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2014. Memorial service, 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 2, Downing & Lahey Mortuary West. Tami graduated from Baker High School, Fairborn, Ohio in 1982. She attended Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She loved watching Kansas City Chiefs and Ohio State Buckeye football and spending quality time with the WCC and her family. Preceded in death by brother, Andrew Brown. Survivors: husband, Jon, and daughter, Hannah Deeble, both of Wichita; stepdaughter, Ashley Luzzo of Rogers, AR; mother and stepfather, Doris and John Evans of Harwood, ND; father and stepmother, Wilbur and Diann Brown of Fairborn, OH; stepbrother, Mike Evans (Paula) of Shelby, IA; stepsisters, Suzanne Kowarsch (Mark) of Xenia, OH and Amy Bryan (Russ) of Fairbon, OH. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society, 330 S. Main, Suite 100, Wichita, KS 67202.
August 27, 2014
Albers, Norma Lee (Dodson), 85, passed away on August 27, 2014. Norma greatly loved her family, friends, Sooners football, and Skittles. She was raised in Ponca City, Oklahoma, where she met Phyllis Wiles, her best friend of 83 years. She married Gale Albers on November 27, 1957. She spent her life loving and caring for their two daughters. She is reunited in heaven with her husband Gale, parents Charles and Neva Dodson, and sister Audrey Lessert. Norma is survived by her daughters DeAnn Konkel, and her husband Sam of Haysville and Laura Helm, and her husband Rocky of Wichita. She was the loving grandmother to Seth and Shelbie Konkel, Colton, Jordon, and Landon Helm; as well as three adopted grandsons Tom Mason, Devyn Gourley, and Mo Khan. Her Rosary will be at 7:00 P.M., Friday, August 29, 2014, at Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, August 30, 2014, at All Saints Catholic Church. A memorial has been established with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS 67202.
August 26, 2014
John B. Flattery, 78, retired Via Christi-St. Joseph maintenance mechanic and former owner of Flattery Oil in Fredonia, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Rosary, 7 p.m., Thursday, August 28; Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m., Friday, August 29, both at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Preceded in death by parents, James and Johanna Flattery; stepson, Charles McKeown; brother, Joseph Flattery; sister, Mary Jones. Survivors: wife of 30 years, Wilma; children, Mary Palmer (Billy), Kathy Flattery, Jo Ellen Martin (Tom), John Flattery, Jr.; stepchildren, Michele Sanborn (Mark), Tony McKeown (Lisa); grandchildren, Drew, Evan, Brandon, Katie, Jared, Jordan, Hayden, Jessica, Amy, Austin and Lauren; 4 great-grandchildren; brother, Bill Flattery (Marian); twin sister, Joan Lehman. Memorials to St. Joseph Catholic School, 132 S. Millwood, Wichita, KS 67213 and The Lords Diner, 520 N. Broadway, Wichita, KS 67214. Downing & Lahey Mortuary West.
Stark, M.D., James
August 25, 2014
Stark, James R., M.D., 93, retired Wichita Clinic radiologist, died Monday, August 25, 2014. Born in Emporia, KS, 1920, to Viva I. and W.O. Stark. Attended grade school in Belleville, KS, high school in Sabetha, KS, college at University of Kansas and received his M.D. degree from the University of Kansas. Military service for three and one-half years during and just after the end of WWII. Completed radiology residency in Kansas City and joined the staff of the Wichita Clinic in 1950, retiring in 1986. Member of the Medical Society of Sedgwick County, Kansas Medical Society, AMA, and a number of radiology societies. Aside from medicine and family, other interests included photography, hiking, camping, skiing, flying, reading, music, gardening, cooking, travel, etc. Preceded in death by his wife, Elmira; sisters, Helen Caron, Marjorie Harrison. Survived by his son, James David (Bridget Lynch) of Boston, MA; daughters, Barbara Anne Stark (Charles Gessert) of Duluth, MN, Nancy Jane Stark (Dan Hardin) of Kansas City, MO; grandson, Jonathan Gessert of Duluth, MN. No funeral services will be held. A memorial has been established with Botanica Gardens, 701 Amidon St., Wichita, KS 67203. Downing & Lahey East Mortuary.
August 25, 2014
Randolph Joseph Ruffo, formerly of Farrell and Wheatland, PA, passed away after an extended assignment in the cancer industry. He died peacefully with family by his side. He was 60. Memorial service, 11 a.m., Friday, August 29, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Mr. Ruffo was born October 7, 1953, in Sharon, PA, a son of Joseph and Rosella Brown Ruffo. He was a 1971 alumna of Farrell High School, 1973 of Penn State, SVC, and 1979 of West Florida University. Randy had a long, fulfilling career in engineering and worked for several excellent companies during his 41 years of service. His career landed him in many places including Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas, Kentucky, Kansas, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and China. He was a registered Professional Engineer in Florida, Texas, Kentucky and Kansas, cared compassionately about the profession, and brought safe, productive designs to many manufacturing industries. He was a member of ASME, NSPE, KSPE, and WSPE. He was a former Haysville, KS Chamber of Commerce V.P. He married his high school sweetheart, Elona Lucas Ruffo on October 4, 1975 in Hermitage, PA. He was formerly a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Farrell, PA, and was a long time brother in the Knights of Columbus, most recently Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton council #10483, Wichita, KS. Elona survives him along with their children, Carla (Ruffo) Taggart and her husband, Kyle, of Athens, AL, Philip J. Ruffo of Wichita, KS, and his grandson, Braiden Joseph-Allen Ruffo, who was the light of his life. Also surviving are his brother, Gerald A. Ruffo of Milton, FL., his sister, Valerie (Ruffo) Broughton of Minneapolis, MN and her husband, Walter. Preceding him in death were his parents. Randy treasured his wife and family more than anything in the world. He took pride in sharing his familys traditions, enjoying the adventures and many travels with family over the years.
The family would like to extend special thanks to all the doctors and caregivers for their dedicated service to help with the battle. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to The V Foundation for Cancer Research, 106 Towerview Ct., Cary, NC 27513. Remember, Dont give up, dont ever give up. Downing & Lahey Mortuary West.
August 23, 2014
Barrier, Malea (Wallace), finished her nearly blameless career Saturday August 23, 2014. A native of Wichita she is preceded in death by her parents, John W. Wallace and Helen (Johnson) Wallace, as well as her brother, Lanny J. Wallace. She is survived by her children: Morgan (Brett) Gahagan, Jay (Jill) Barrier II, Will Barrier and Connor Barrier; grandson, Henry Brosius Pflumm Barrier; and sister, Nancy (Garry) Moore; all native Wichitans. Malea was a woman of amazing vitality and true class. She was of the unique special few to show true dignity in nearly all situations with rarely a negative word to say; above all she truly loved life and is among the lucky that can come to their end and know they lived as well as possible. She was a woman of true grace and above all she loved her children and held a special place in her heart for her friends, the latter of which she had many. She was an amazing mother and grandmother and will be dearly and deeply missed. Her love and affection for her children and grandchild was and is certainly reciprocated and they at least take solace in the knowledge that she rests in the comfort and peace of the Lord. In lieu of flowers and in accordance with her final wishes, please generously donate to the non-euthanizing Lifeline Animal Placement Home, the only facility of its kind in Kansas. Please send funds to: Lifeline Animal Placement and Protection, 310 W 45th North, Wichita, KS 67204, http://lifelineanimalplacement.org. Memorial Service will be at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, August 28, 2014, at East Heights United Methodist Church. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.
Vara, Robert "Bob"
August 22, 2014
Vara, Robert Leonard, age 83, beloved father, joined his loving wife Marlys in Heaven on August 22, 2014. Robert was born in Buffalo, New York on November 21, 1930 to Antonio and Vincenza Vara. As a young man Robert was a nightclub singer in New York. He later served in the United States Navy. Robert was a successful businessman, managing various department stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, including the Gem store in Wichita. He later became a successful entrepreneur, owning his own business, VIP Sales and Service, in Overland Park, Kansas. He retired to Las Vegas where he and his wife, Marlys enjoyed the many shows and entertainment venues. While living in Las Vegas, Robert was cast as an extra in the movie Oceans Eleven, of which he was very proud. One never to rest, Robert began working for Bell Limousine Service, where he enjoyed the company of many famous people and celebrities. Robert and his wife returned to Wichita to be near his two daughters, Anita and Gina. Robert was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and also loved music. Robert is preceded in death by his son, Robert (Bobby); his wife Marlys; his brothers, Tony and Al; sister, Ida; and his parents, Vincenza (Jenny) and Antonio (Tony) Vara. Robert is survived by his daughters, Anita Oberwortmann of Wichita, KS, Gina Dolieslager of Conway Springs, KS, Elizabeth Hughes of Racine, WI; and son, Francis (Frank) of Union Grove, Wisconsin; Richard "Dick" Vara of San Diego, CA; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday August 27, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Chapel Catholic Care Center, Bel Aire KS 67220. The family suggests memorials to the Kansas Humane Society, 3313 N. Hillside St., Wichita, KS 67220. Downing & Lahey East Mortuary.
August 21, 2014
Valine, Elna Claire, June 30, 1930 August 21, 2014. Elna Claire Valine was born to Theodore and Frances Valine June 30, 1930, in Hutchinson, KS and departed this life on August 21, 2014. Elna Claire grew up in Hutchinson in a musical family. She started piano lessons with her mother at 5 years of age and started violin at age 9 in the Hutchinson public school instrumental music program. She was a charter member of the Wichita Youth Symphony in 1947. With the encouragement of F. Robert Hollowell, her private violin teacher, she enrolled at Wichita University and became a student of David Robertson. During her freshman year she was playing in four orchestras The Hutchinson Symphony, The Wichita Symphony, The Wichita University Orchestra, and The Wichita Youth Symphony. In her sophomore year at Wichita University she became a student of James Ceasar with whom she studied throughout undergraduate and graduate schools. She was initiated into Phi Pi Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon, International Professional Music Sorority, on December 9, 1949. Elna Claire won the Naftzger Instrumental Award in 1950 and the Naftzger Young Artist Award in 1951 and soloed with The Wichita Symphony. Elna Claire received a Bachelor of Music Education degree in 1952, graduating Magna Cum Laude. In the summer of 1953 she studied with Szymon Goldberg at Aspen Music School in Colorado. She finished her Master of Music Education degree in 1956 from Wichita University. Elnas Wichita Public School music career began immediately after graduation from Wichita University. She retired from the Wichita Public Schools in 1985 after 33 years of teaching elementary strings, but continued teaching private violin students. Elna Claire retired from teaching private violin lessons in 2005. Her Wichita Symphony career was continuous for 45 years from 1948 to 1993. For forty-two years she served as Principal of the Second Violin Section. Elna also conducted the Woodland United Methodist Girls Chapel Choir from 1959 to1969. In November 2009, Elna Claire received the Mu Phi Epsilon Diamond Triangle Award for 60 years as a loyal fraternity member. She was active in the Wichita Alumni Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon until her illness. She was on the board of The Wichita Musical Club and was a member of the Thursday Afternoon Music Club. Elna leaves behind cousins, Cleo Mowbray (Bellingham, WA), Cleta Schneider (New Cambria, KS), Virgil Mowbray (Ardmore, OK), Floyd Mowbray (South Haven, KS), and Erma Mowbray (McPherson, KS), Ruth Ann Leaf (Hutchinson) and many, many friends. Funeral Service will be at 1:30 P.M., Monday, August 25, 2014, at University United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at 4:00 P.M., at Salemsborg Lutheran Cemetery, Smolan, KS. Memorials may be made in the name of Elna Claire Valine to Wichita Symphony Orchestra, 225 W. Douglas Ave., #207, Wichita, KS 67202-3181 or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market St, Wichita, KS 67202. Downing & Lahey East Mortuary.
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.