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Bobby “Jack” Lewis

Jack Lewis, of Eureka, died on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the Eureka Nursing Center, at the age of 88.

He was born in Eureka on September 26, 1925, the son of Minnie Mae (Souders) and William Brook Lewis.  He attended Eureka schools before enlisting in the United States Army Air Corp.  Jack served his country with pride and dignity during World War II.  On January 19, 1949, Jack was united in marriage to Bessie Smith in Iola, Kansas.  After his discharge, he worked for Hayes Brothers Welders in the Eureka/Madison area until the early 1960’s.  He and Bessie then moved to El Dorado where Jack worked for Kaneb Pipeline.  He retired in 1975, and the family moved back to Eureka.

Jack was a member of VFW post #2712 of Eureka, a 50-year member of Madison Masonic Lodge #196, and a 40-year member of the Topeka Scottish Rite of Free Masonry.

Jack is survived by his wife, Bessie, of the home, son, James Lewis of Seattle, Washington, daughter, Jerri Barton of Tulsa, Oklahoma, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one son, Donald Lewis, his parents, seven brothers, and seven sisters.

Funeral services will be held at Koup Family Funeral Home on Friday, April 18, 2014, at 2:00 P.M., with Mr. Jayme Koup officiating.  Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to VFW Post #2712 of Eureka.  Contributions may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 595, Eureka, KS 67045, which was in charge of service arrangements.
 
 
Mary Lucia Mariani

Mary Mariani, D.D.S., passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014, following a brief illness.  Dr. Mariani was born January 19, 1962, in Eureka, Kansas, the third of six children born to Marlene (Adams) and Ted Mariani.  After graduating from Eureka High School, she attended Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas.  In 1988, Dr. Mariani earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Missouri, School of Dentistry in Kansas City, Missouri.

Dr. Mariani served as Community Health Care Inc.’s (CHC) Dental Director since March 1999.   Prior to assuming the Directorship, she worked as CHC staff dentist for ten years, where she could often be heard singing songs to the children she treated.  Since 1992, Dr. Mariani has served as the Adjunct Faculty Member of the University of Iowa, College of Dentistry in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, teaching senior dental students and pediatric residents in the CHC clinic.  She also mentored prospective dental students.  Dr. Mariani had a deep compassion for others which was evidenced in her humanitarian efforts.  In 1997, she completed the Armed Forces Institute and Pathology Forensic Dental Training, and in September of 2005, joined the DMORT team in New Orleans to provide post mortem dental identification for some of the victims of Hurricane Katrina.  Recently, Dr. Mariani has been serving as Dental Consultant to the Scott County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Dr. Mariani has participated in providing free dentistry to children at the Iowa Mission of Mercy since its 2008, inception as part of a statewide effort by the Iowa Dental Foundation to help the underserved population of Iowa attain dental care.  Dr. Mariani’s  professional memberships included the American Dental Association, Iowa Dental Association (President 2013-present), Iowa Dental Foundation (President 2012), Davenport District Dental Association (President 2006), Scott County Dental Society (President 2001), Iowa State Dental Identification Team, Disaster Mortuary Operation Response Team Region VII, Iowa Dental Study Club, and the American Society of Forensic Odontology.  Dr. Mariani was devoted to the Catholic Church, and was a long standing member of PEO.

Mary’s passion was her love of the practice of dentistry and her patients, devotion to organized dentistry, and affections for her family.  Those left to honor her memory are her parents, sisters, Gina Marshall, Libbi Mariani-Pitalo (Mike), Cecilia Mariani, and Catherine Bettis (Troy), and brother, Richard Mariani (Bobbi), along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncle, and close personal friends.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Steve Gronert officiating. Rosary 9:15 A.M. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Oaks Marme Catholic Worker, Eureka Public Library or the Iowa Dental Foundation and left in care of Koup Family Funeral Home P.O. Box 595, Eureka, Kansas 67045 which were in charge of service arrangements.
 
 
Agnes Bidwell

Agnes Fern Bidwell of Eureka, died on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at her home in Eureka, at the age of 78.

She was born on December 2, 1935, in Ponce de Leon, Missouri, the daughter of Ivan and Ruby (Maples) Wade.  She was raised in Sparta, Missouri and graduated from Sparta High School.  In 1952, Agnes was united in marriage to Burlin Gideon.  They made their home in Springfield, Missouri.  Burlin preceded her in death in 1974.

In 1990, Agnes was united in marriage to Clinton Bidwell.  They made their home in Ponca City, Oklahoma, and later moved to Lawton, Oklahoma.  In 1995, they moved to Eureka.  Clinton preceded her in death on March 4, 2012.

She is survived by one son, Russell Gideon of Springfield, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Yvonne Gideon of Joplin, Missouri; four grandchildren; eight great-grandsons; and one sister, Nadine Davis of Augusta.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; and son, Richard.

A private family memorials service will be held at a later date.
 
 
Margaret Gee

Margaret Louise Gee of Eureka, died on Monday, March 31, 2014 at the Eureka Nursing Center, in Eureka at the age of 84.

She was born on November 13, 1929 in Eureka the daughter of Frank and Frances (Heusner) Voelmeck.  She was raised in Eureka, graduating from Eureka High School.  After her schooling, she worked as a housekeeper for Phil and Alberta Braden. On August 19, 1950, Margaret was united in marriage to Kenneth Gee in Eureka.

She followed Kenneth in his military postings before they returned to Eureka. She volunteered at the school helping children with their reading skills.  Margaret then went to work for USD 389 in the lunch room, before becoming a Paraprofessional.  She retired in 1996. She was president of the PTA for three years. She was a supervising judge for the third city election board.

Margaret was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, past President of the Garden Club, and a member of the Kansas Oldtime Fiddlers, Pickers, and Singers Flint Hills Chapter.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth of the home; son, Blaine Gee of Eureka; and brother, John Voelmeck of Clinton, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, and two brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eureka with Father Steve Gronert officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation hours are from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  Contributions may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 595, Eureka, KS 67045, which was in charge of service arrangements.
 
 
Lois Ball

Lois Jean Ball of Eureka, died on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at Greenwood County Hospital, in Eureka, at the age of 83.

She was born on December 2, 1930 at home, 4 miles west of Quincy, Kansas, to William Ersel and Myrtle (Osmundson) Freeman.  She attended Quincy Schools through fourth grade, one semester at Hamilton School and then Eureka grade school.  She graduated Eureka High School and attended Butler Community College.  Lois worked at Home Bank & Trust and was co-manager at Christian Hills Camp. 

On September 10, 1949, Lois was united in marriage to Frank Vernon Ball at the First Christian Church in Eureka.  She worked for 17 years at the Greenwood County Appraiser’s Office and served as secretary for the Christian & Congregational Church of Eureka.  She was a member of the Church, an elder, member of the church board, member of CWF and active in many areas of the church.  She was a Charter member of the local Masonic Rainbow Girls.  Except for a short time in Coffeyville, Lois lived her entire live in Greenwood County in Eureka, Quincy and Hamilton.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Vernon of the home; as by their children, Gail W. Ball of Leon, Kansas; and Carmen Ball of Enid, Oklahoma; and two grandchildren, Devin Wade Ball, and Lindsay Nicole Ball.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at the Christian & Congregational Church, in Eureka with Reverend Rhonda Almond officiating.  Cremation has been effected.  A private family inurnment will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the Christian & Congregational Church or the Kansas Humane Society.  Contributions may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 595, Eureka, KS 67045, which was in charge of service arrangements.
 
 
Arlene J. Demous

Arlene Jane Demous, formerly of Eureka, died on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Pleasant View Home, in Inman, Kansas, at the age of 86.

She was born on October 19, 1927, in Selman, Oklahoma, the daughter of Golden Eugene and Ollie Bell (Swank) Bierd.  She spent her early years in Selman, and Adair County, Oklahoma.  When Arlene was 16, the family moved to Pittsburg, Kansas.  Arlene graduated from Pittsburg High School.  On January 12, 1946, she was united in marriage to Ollie Henry Demous in Pittsburg, Kansas.  The family made their home in Manhattan, and moved to Eureka in 1949.

Arlene was a member of the Christian Church of Eureka, and a homemaker. 

She is survived by one son, Ollie Demous, Jr. of Denton, Texas; three daughters, Sandra Brown of Omaha, Nebraska; Linda Bolton of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; and Mary McBeath of McPherson; eleven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, JoAnn Harrison of Stilwell, Kansas; and one brother, Max Bierd of Houston, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Koup Family Funeral Home, Eureka, Kansas with Reverend Kenneth Baker of the First United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation hours are from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, at the funeral home.

The family has requested that memorials be made to Pleasant View Home, Inman, Kansas.  Contributions may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 595, Eureka, KS 67045, which was in charge of service arrangements.
 
 
Jim Beeman



James Charles “Jim” Beeman of Hamilton, died on Monday, March 17, 2014 at Stormont-Vail Health Care in Topeka, at the age of 67.

He was born on September 28, 1946, in Emporia, the son of Vonzo and Verna Mae (Dowell) Beeman.  He was raised in Hamilton, graduating in 1964.  After his schooling, he worked on the family farm near Hamilton.  On September 8, 1967, he was united in marriage to Sharon Kay Griffith, and they made their home in Hamilton.  Jim worked his entire life ranching near Hamilton.

He was a member of the Hamilton United Methodist Church, Kansas Livestock Association, Walnut West Creek Watershed Board, Farm Bureau Board, Janesville Township Board, Greenwood County Republican Central Committee, Greenwood County Soil conservation Board, USD 390 School Board, and was secretary\treasurer and Past President of the Greenwood County Cattlemen’s Association

He is survived his wife, Sharon of the home; two sons, J. Preston and wife, Jeanna Beeman of Olpe; and Bruce and wife, Stefanie of Moline; five grandchildren: Reid, Tessa, Jorja, Katy, Avery; and two siblings, sister, Edna Mae Birtciel of Emporia; and brother, E.C. Beeman of Eureka.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Vonie Beeman

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, March 21, 2014 at Koup Family Funeral Home, in Eureka with Pastor Warren Olson of the Hamilton United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation hours are from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., Thursday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the Hamilton Senior Center or to the Friday Food for Kids at Hamilton United Methodist Church.  Contributions may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 595, Eureka, KS 67045, which was in charge of service arrangements.
 
 
George M. Denner

George Michael Denner of Eureka, died on Monday, March 17, 2014 at his residence at the age of 66.

He was born on March 16, 1948 in Eureka, the son of William E. and Meredith J. (Robison) Denner. George was raised in Eureka attending local schools graduating with his class.  After his schooling, he joined the Army in 1968 serving his country with honor and dignity.  After he was discharged from the Army he returned to Eureka where he worked a variety of general labor jobs.  In March 1975, he was united in marriage to Sherry Soule in Eureka.  This marriage later ended in divorce.

He is survived by his two daughters, Kristi Stapleford of El Dorado; and Kerri Young of Leon; four grandchildren; three sisters, Myrna Price of Olewein, Iowa; Rosie Crane of Iola; and Janie Dickison of Anacortes, Washington; and three brothers, Jerry Johnson of Silver Lake; Johnny Denner of Fairbury, Nebraska; and Tom Denner of Eureka.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Koup Family Funeral Home with Pastor Deron Johnson officiating.  Inurnment will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to VFW Post #2712.  Contributions may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 595, Eureka, KS 67045, which was in charge of service arrangements.
 
 
Joan Culler

Joan Culler of Eureka, died on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the Eureka Nursing Center in Eureka at the age of 82.

She was born on June 12, 1931, in Eureka, Kansas the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Allan) Snider. Joan was raised in Eureka and graduated from Eureka High School. On April 22, 1950 she married Lee Roy “Cork” Culler in Raton, New Mexico. Joan and Lee Roy traveled all over the state of Kansas with his job at the telephone company.  When the family moved to Eureka she worked at various jobs including typing transcripts for a court reporter, a secretary at Farm Bureau and later for the Greenwood County Hospital in the business office until her retirement.

She is survived by her daughter, Melinda Nichols of Eureka; five grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. Joan was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Alan Culler and sister, Sally Reich.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Koup Family Funeral Home with Mr. Mike Kelley officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Greenwood County Hospital or the Midian Shrine Plane of Mercy.  Contributions may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 595, Eureka, KS 67045, which was in charge of service arrangements.
 
 
Lowell G. Parker

Lowell Gene Parker of El Dorado, died on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at his home in El Dorado, at the age of 78.

He was born on September 18, 1935, in Eufaula, Oklahoma, the son of J.B. and Cleo (Bailey) Parker.  He was raised in Eufaula and graduated from high school there.  While in high school, he joined the National Guard.  On August 25, 1955, Lowell was united in marriage to Faye Justice in Eufaula. 

Lowell operated a service station in Pittsburg until 1965, when he joined the Kansas Highway Patrol.  He retired in 1976.  He later worked as a safety inspector for oil companies in Kansas.  In 1987, he began serving Greenwood County as Undersheriff and was elected to Sheriff in 1989, and held that position until 2001.  Lowell and Faye moved to El Dorado in 2005.

He was a member of the Jefferson Street Baptist Church, and the Kansas Peace Officers Association.

He is survived by his wife, Faye of the home; daughter, Cheryl Parker and spouse, Ashley of El Dorado; daughter, Toni Parker of Derby; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren: Michael Allen and wife, Lesalee and their children, Mikey, and Hannah; Misti Valentine and husband, Nicholas and their children, Carter, and Lillian; Matthew Allen and wife, Jessica and their children, Kylee, Gavin, and Savanna; and Kaeylynn Mitchell; and three sisters, Barbara Powell of Muskogee, Oklahoma; Janice Herbeck of Muskogee, Oklahoma; and Suzy Nodine of Muskogee, Oklahoma.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and one daughter, Gayla Jean Parker.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Greenwood Cemetery, in Eureka.  Visitation hours are from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M., Friday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the Susan B. Allen Cancer Center.  Contributions may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 595, Eureka, KS 67045, which was in charge of service arrangements.
 
 
Charles “Red” Vanhoozier

Charles “Red” Vanhoozier of Eureka, died on Friday, March 7, 2014 at Life Care Center in Wichita, at the age of 85.

He was born on January 7, 1929 in Severy, Kansas, the son of Francis and Zenia (Ritter) Vanhoozier.  He was raised in the Climax area and attended Eureka schools.  When his father passed away, he lived with various other members of his family.  After his schooling, Red joined the United States Army where he served his country with honor and dignity in Korea. After his discharge, he worked at a filling station on North Main Street in Eureka.  It was during this time that he met Leota June Zuck. 

On April 9, 1955, Charles was united in marriage to Leota in Severy, Kansas.  They made their home in Eureka and later El Dorado.  In 1957, the family moved to Baker, Montana and in 1971, they moved to Duchesne, Utah.  In 1974, they moved to Douglas, Wyoming where Red began his dream job, working as a pumper for Home Petroleum Company gauging well production.  The family returned to Eureka in 1992 after his retirement.

Red was a member of VFW Post #2712 of Eureka. 

He is survived by his son, Dan Vanhoozier of Scottsdale, Arizona; and five grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son, David, and son, Mark, and one brother. 

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Greenwood Cemetery with Pastor Gerald Zuck of the Cherryvale Christian Church officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the Eureka Senior Center Friendship Meals.  Contributions may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 595, Eureka, KS 67045, which was in charge of service arrangements.
 
 
Mary Lynn Gould

Mary Lynn Gould of Eureka, died on Saturday March 1, 2014 at Galichia Heart Hospital in Wichita, at the age of 66.

She was born on June 29, 1947, in Wichita, Kansas.  She was the adopted daughter of Dale Lilley and Irma Louise (Vaughn) Gould.  She was raised on the family farm in Piedmont, graduating from Severy High School.  After her schooling, she worked at Western Union, and a sewing factory, Braum’s in El Dorado, and The Retreat in El Dorado.  She lived in Parsons and Winfield before retiring and returning to Eureka.

She was a member of the Christian & Congregational Church of Eureka.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Piedmont Cemetery, with Reverend Rhonda Almond of the Christian & Congregational Church officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the Kansas Humane Society.  Contributions may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 595, Eureka, KS 67045, which was in charge of service arrangements.
 
 
Rosaline Lou “Rosie” Henderson, died on February 27, 2014 at her residence in Eureka at the age of 87.
 
She was born on February 28, 1927 in Quincy, Kansas the daughter of Ross and Anne (Paske) Boone.
 
She was raised in the Greenwood County area attending local schools. After her schooling she worked at various jobs including Home Bank as a teller, then later as a school bus driver for the Eureka School District.  On July 31, 1948 she was united in marriage to Lonnie Henderson in Bentonville, Arkansas. The family lived in Wichita before moving back to Neal in 1954 where Lonnie and Rosie went to farming and ranching.
 
Rosie taught Sunday school, was a 4-H leader, president of Greenwood County Cattle Women, served on the County Farm Bureau board and was active in the Greenwood County Hospital Auxiliary.
 
She is survived by her husband Lonnie; and daughter, Rebecca Lindamood; one son Kent Henderson; one brother Thaine Boone and seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and sons, Terry and Marty Henderson; two sisters and two brothers.
 
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Neal United Methodist Church in Neal, Kansas with Pastor Warren Olson officiating. Interment will follow at Neal Cemetery.
 
In lieu of flowers memorials may be to the Eureka Public Library or the Neal United Methodist Church and left in care of the funeral home at P.O. Box 595, Eureka, Kansas 67045.
 
 
Don Stice

Donald Lowell Stice of Eureka, passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2014 at Galichia Heart Hospital in Wichita, at the age of 86.

Don was born on December 15, 1927 in Rose Hill, Kansas to Harrison Newton and Stella Emma (Wells) Stice.  He was raised in the Rose Hill area where he attended local schools and graduated from Douglas High School with the class of 1945.  Upon graduation, Don moved to Missouri enlisted in the United States Army, where he was stationed in Alaska and the Aleutian Islands.  After being honorably discharged from the Army on September 17, 1947, Don returned to Missouri to work in the logging industry.

In 1951, Don moved to Eureka, Kansas and began working in the Parts Department of several GM dealers including Brenton Motors, Eureka Motors, and finally Downings, Inc., where he worked full time for 20 years until his retirement in 1993.  After his retirement, he continued to work part-time for Downings, Inc. where he delivered vehicles across the country.

On August 6, 1978, Don was united in marriage to Letha Marjorie (Starkey) Powell in Eureka.  She preceded him in death on August 26, 2008.  In 1987, Don began his service to the Lord as Pastor of the First Church of God in Eureka.  Don was active in the Eureka community as a member of the Eureka area Ministerial Alliance, the Christian Motorcyclists Association, and a faithful parishioner of the First United Methodist Church, First United Methodist Men’s Breakfast Group, and Mended Heart Ministries.  Don also enjoyed visiting with his friends at the Senior Center and his early morning coffee group.

He is survived by two step-sons, S. David Powell of Kansas City; and Michael Powell of Nowata, Oklahoma; one step-daughter, Sherrill Powell of Fall River; and numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Eureka with Rev. Kenneth Baker officiating.  Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. Monday, at Koup Family Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church or Mended Heart Ministries.  Contributions may be sent of Koup Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 595, Eureka, KS 67045, which was in charge of service arrangements.
 
 
Laurence B. Dauber, died on February 13, 2014 at Greenwood County Hospital at the age of 66.

Larry was born on July 5, 1947 the son of Wesley R. and Josephine Esther (Parks) Dauber.

He was raised in Eureka and attended local schools. After his schooling he went to work for various gas stations around Eureka.

No services are planned at this time. Cremation has been effected.
 

 
Orville L. Higbee

Orville Lee Higbee of Yates Center, died on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at Greenwood County Hospital, in Eureka, at the age of 79.

He was born on October 21, 1934 to Lloyd Melvin, Sr. and Ruby Fern (Key) Higbee, delivered by Mrs. Brown in Greenwood County, Kansas.  Orville was raised in Greenwood County, in the rural Neal, Eureka, and Severy areas.  He graduated from Severy High School with the Class of 1952.

Orville joined the Army on September 3, 1953, and served most of his time in Anchorage, Alaska and was honorably discharged on September 1, 1955.  He worked for Greenwood County Road & Bridge, then worked for Boeing, retiring in 1990 after 30 years.  He farmed and raised cattle in the Severy area most of his life, until moving to his dream home in Yates Center.  There he and Sylvia farmed and raised his prized, registered, pure-bred Charolais cattle.

He is survived by his loving wife, Sylvia of the home; his children, Barbara and Rocky Strickler of Eureka; Roy & Tamara Higbee of Severy; and Janice & Gary Davis of Wichita; six grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and great friends and extended family.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Melvin, and Lloyd, Jr.

He will be remembered as a wonderful husband, terrific father and grandfather, and a trustworthy, helpful, and honest friend.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Neal Cemetery with Pastor Tony Pameticky of the Severy Baptist Church officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the Toronto VFW.
 

 
Ollie J. Slead

Ollie Jeanette Slead of Eureka, died on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at the Eureka Nursing Center, in Eureka, at the age of 88.

She was born on June 15, 1925, in Eureka, the daughter of Andrew and Stella (Mitchell) Cook.  She was raised in Eureka and attended local schools.  On October 17, 1942, Ollie was united in marriage to Harold Dean Hyson.  To this union, six children were born: Harold Lee, Jeanette Marie, Iris Collette, Vernon Arnold, Myron Sherwood, and Crystal June.  This marriage later ended in divorce.  She married Delbert Raymond Slead on July 9, 1959.  He preceded her in death on May 19, 1988.

Ollie was a homemaker, housekeeper, and worked for Cook’s AlumaFab at one time.  She was a member of the Jefferson Street Baptist Church.

She is survived by three children, Vernon and wife, Kathy Hyson of Wichita; Myron Hyson of El Dorado; and Crystal and husband, Gary Johnson of Virgil; six grandchildren, Steve and wife, April Hyson; Tonya and husband, James Malicoat; Mark and wife, Robin Watson; Deena and husband, Rick Bailey; Susan Davis-George; and Sherry and husband, John Jones; thirteen great-grandchildren; sixteen great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Jim Cook of Burlington.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert; one son, Harold Hyson; two daughters, Jeanette Hyson, and Iris Hyson; one granddaughter, Tammy Hyson; two brothers, John Cook and Junior Cook; and two sisters, Edna Cook and Opal Loveland.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Friday, February 14, 2014 at Koup Family Funeral Home, in Eureka with Pastor Stan Seymour of the First Christian Church of El Dorado officiating.  Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to AseraCare Hospice or the Eureka Nursing Center.  Contributions may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 595, Eureka, KS 67045, which was in charge of service arrangements.
 
 
William Valentine Everly, Jr.

William Valentine Everly, Jr. of Eureka, passed from this life to be with our Lord Jesus on Saturday, February 8, 2014, surrounded by family, at the Greenwood County Hospital, in Eureka, at the age of 78.

He was born on June 12, 1935, in the small oil community of Seeley, southwest of Madison, the third child of William Valentine, Sr., and Iola Jane Mead.  He was raised in the Hamilton\Eureka area and attended Hamilton schools.  Later he worked in the oil fields and painted oil field equipment for many years.  He lived in El Dorado where he repaired small engines and painted, before retiring to Lebo in 2000.

He is survived by his wife, Naomi F. Everly; daughter, Patsy Lee of Wichita; son, Billy Everly of Augusta; four grandchildren: William Liggett, Ashley Everly, Wyatt Everly, and Ryan Griffin; five great-grandchilren; brother, Wayne, Sr., and wife, Voleta Everly of Sheldon, Missouri; and numerous nephews, nieces, and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Margaret and Catherine; and a grandson, Jesse Ray Everly.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Janesville Cemetery, Hamilton.  Visitation hours are from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the Kansas Arthritis Foundation.  Contributions may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 595, Eureka, KS 67045, which was in charge of service arrangements.
 
 
Harold Eugene McLean

Harold Eugene McLean of Piedmont, died on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at Greenwood County Hospital, in Eureka at the age of 82.

He was born on April 13, 1931 in Severy, the son of Walter Russel and Neva (Simmons) McLean.

Harold was raised in Piedmont, attending local schools graduating in 1949.  After his schooling, he worked the family farm.  He also was a truck driver, drove a school bus and a substitute mail carrier.

On October 31, 1954, he was united in marriage to Nancy “Eyvonnie” Tucker in Eureka, Kansas.  They made their home in Piedmont.

Harold was a member of the Piedmont United Methodist Church and was a 4-H leader.

He is survived by his wife, Eyvonnie; children, Gloria McLean of El Dorado; Crandell McLean of New Castle, OK; Joshline McLean of Elk Grove, CA; Dana Burke of Eureka; Rochelle Schrock of Bennet, NE; Jeff McLean of Piedmont; and Eric McLean of Piedmont; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; and one sister, Neola Miller of Eureka.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, February 7, 2014, at Koup Family Funeral Home, Eureka. Interment will follow at Piedmont Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the Greenwood County 4-H Foundation or the Piedmont United Methodist Church.  Contributions may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 595, Eureka, KS 67045, which was in charge of service arrangements.
 
 
Joanna C. Bradburry

Joanna Clark Bradburry of Eureka, died on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Eureka Nursing Center, in Eureka at the age of 89.

She was born on February 22, 1924, in Hamilton, Kansas the daughter of William P. and Mary E. (Matlock) Clark.  She was raised in Virgil and attended local schools.  After her schooling, she worked as a waitress and cook at local restaurants for most of her life.  In the early 1940’s she moved to Montana, and in 1954 moved to Oklahoma City.  On May 14, 1958, Joanna was united in marriage to James Lish Bradburry, in Okmulgee, Oklahoma.  In 1960, they moved to Virgil, and to Eureka in 1965.  James preceded her in death on November 22, 1996.

She is survived by two children: son, Glen Gibson of Eureka; and daughter, Patricia Hellman of Olpe; four grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, James L. Clark of Iowa.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers, and one sister.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, January 17, 2014 at Koup Family Funeral Home, in Eureka.  Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the Eureka Public Library.  Contributions may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 595, Eureka, KS 67045, which was in charge of service arrangements.
 
 
Darlene Wiggins

Rita “Darlene” Wiggins, 83, of Eureka, died on Monday, January 6, 2014, at Greenwood County Hospital in Eureka. 

She was born January 28, 1930 in rural Hamilton, the daughter of Ed and Bernice (Newlon) Zimmerman.  A lifetime resident of the area, Darlene was a graduate of Hamilton High School with the Class of 1948.

On December 6, 1952, she was united in marriage to Albert Wiggins in Toronto.  They made their home north of Eureka where they ranched and were owners of Flint Hills Feed and Supply in Eureka for over 31 years.  She attended Upper Fall River Lutheran Church northwest of Eureka.  Darlene was a member of the Upper Fall River Extension Homemakers Unit, the Greenwood County Cattlewomen’s Association, the Greenwood County Historical Society, Kansas Farm Bureau, and a lifetime member of the Kansas Livestock Association.  She volunteered with the Greenwood County Hospital Auxiliary.  Darlene was an avid supporter of Greenwood County 4-H organization for both her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by one son, Mike Wiggins and his wife, Rene; one daughter, Debra Burtin and her husband, Mike, all of Eureka; one sister, Edwina Hayes of Eureka; and four grandchildren, Matt Burtin of Eureka; Mica (Burtin) Coulter of Eureka; Lindy (Wiggins) Knowles of Stillwater, Oklahoma; and Latham Wiggins of Eureka.  Darlene was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and one brother, Dale Zimmerman

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Koup Family Funeral Home in Eureka.  Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made in her memory to the Greenwood County Hospital or Midwest Babson Memorial Scholarship Foundation.  Contributions may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 595, Eureka, KS  67045, which is in charge of service arrangements.
 
 
Margaret Osmundson

Margaret Helen Osmundson of Eureka, died on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis, in Wichita, at the age of 92.

She was born on September 25, 1921, in Greenwood County, the daughter of Calvin H. and Olive (Stevens) Davis.  She was raised in Eureka and graduated from Eureka High School.  She then attended Emporia State Teachers College graduating with a Master’s Degree.  Following her schooling, she was a teacher in Eureka for 43 years.  During her time teaching, she taught Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 3rd grade.

On June 2, 1946, Margaret was united in marriage to George Raymond Osmundson in Hamilton.  Raymond preceded her in death on August 3, 2001.

Margaret was a life member of the Kansas National Education Association, the National Education Association, and the Greenwood County Hospital Auxiliary, a former member of the American Association of University Women, past President of the 4th District Veterans’ of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, and member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, the Greenwood County Historical Society Board, the Lioness Club, the Christ Lutheran Church board, and the Christ Lutheran Church choir, and was Chairperson of the Daffodil fundraiser of the Greenwood County chapter of the American Cancer Society.

She is survived by one daughter, Margaret Ann Berrie of Emporia; two grandchildren, Regina Ann and husband, Lance Bagby of Stephenville, Texas; and Lisa Diane Berrie of San Diego, California; and one great-grandchild, Jacob Reid Bagby.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one brother, Raymond Davis.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Monday, December 30, 2013 at Christ Lutheran Church, in Eureka with Pastor Tim Meyer officiating.  Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation hours are from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M., Sunday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to Christ Lutheran Church or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice.  Contributions may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 595, Eureka, KS 67045, which was in charge of service arrangements.
 
 
Karen Kay Martin

Karen Kay Martin of Eureka, died on December 22, 2013 at Via-Christi - St. Francis Hospital in Wichita at the age of 72.

She was born on November 14, 1941, in Eureka, the daughter of Earl Dale and Betty Lorraine (Bales) Coon. Karen graduated from Eureka High School. After her schooling she moved to Wichita where she met and married the love of her life Thomas L. Martin. They were married on February 27, 1966 in Eureka.  The couple then lived in various places before settling down in Hutchinson. Karen worked as a pharmacy technician for the Hutchinson Clinic Pharmacy for many years. In 2007 she moved back to Eureka.

She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Beets and husband Matt of Bonner Springs; two grandchildren Tyler Beets age 7 and Olivia Beets age 5; her mother Betty Coon of Eureka; sister, Linda Downard and husband Darby of Eureka; brother, Mike Coon and wife Annie of Eureka. She was preceded in death by her father Dale Coon and her husband Thomas L. Martin.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Monday, December 30, 2013 at Koup Family Funeral Home with Pastor Brad Wheeler officiating.  Visitation will be from 9-10 A.M., on Monday. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in her name to the Eureka Public Library and may be left in care of the funeral home at P.O. Box 595, Eureka, Kansas 67045.
 
 
Loyette Clark

Loyette Colleen Clark of Eureka, died on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at the Eureka Nursing Center at the age of 84.

She was born on March 7, 1929, in Elk City, the daughter of Vernon and Geraldine (Garst) Koger.  She was raised in the Elk City area and attended local schools.  After her schooling, she worked for Halsey Department Store in Independence, Kansas.  On March 9, 1947, Loyette was united in marriage to Jesse Virgil Clark in Coffeyville.

The family lived in many different places including Englewood, Colorado where Jesse worked as a baker for 30 years.  In Colorado, she worked at Hampton Drug Store in Denver for four years, and later a distribution center in Denver for several years.  The family eventually returned to Fredonia where Jesse opened his own bakery in 1980.  They retired in 1993 and lived in Fredonia until 2003 when they moved to Eureka to be closer to family.

She is survived by three daughters, Terry L. Jones and husband Edward of Independence; Collette A. Kellar and husband Ron of Bailey, Colorado; and Sonja G. Kennedy and husband Mark of Eureka; two grandchildren; and one brother, Jimmy Koger of Oberlin.  She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

A private family memorial service will be held at Greenwood Cemetery, in Eureka.
 
 
Mildred Cole

Mildred “Millie” Cole, of Eureka, died on December 6, 2013 at her residence at the age of 70.

She was born on January 2, 1943 in Yates Center the daughter of Aaron and Rebecca (Park) Hamilton. Millie attended Yates Center High School graduating in 1961. On June 25, 1961 she was united in marriage to William “Bill” Cole in Osage City, Kansas. After her marriage she and Bill ran a restaurant in Madison. In 1969 they moved to Eureka. Millie worked in various jobs, daycare, waitress, a flooring store, and rebuilding saddles. On September 1, 1975 the couple opened their own auto repair shop where Millie was the bookkeeper and mechanic helping the business in all aspects.  She retired in 2013.

Millie was a member of the Jefferson Street Baptist Church. She was a treasurer for the church for 20 years.

She is survived by her husband Bill of the home; children, Joanna and husband, Marty Hunter of Howard, Diana Cole of Mission and Daniel Cole of Baldwin City; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; her sisters; Clara Griffith of Eureka, Myrtle Caudell of Iola and Ella Dill of Wichita. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Koup Family Funeral Home with Pastor Alan Hunter officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the Jefferson Street Baptist Church and left in care of the funeral home at P.O. Box 595, Eureka, Kansas 67045.
 
 
Fred H. Linden

Fred Harley Linden of Braman, Oklahoma, died on Monday, November 18, 2013 at AMG Specialty Hospital, in Wichita, at the age of 73.

He was born on January 4, 1940, in Hamilton, the son of Frank and Fay (Uhl) Linden.  He was raised in Hamilton and attended local schools.  In 1959, he joined the United States Air Force serving in Topeka, KS, Texas, and Greenland, among others.  On August 5, 1964, Fred was united in marriage to Neva Schlotterbeck in Hamilton.  After his discharge in 1964, they made their home in Madison and later Hamilton.  Eventually they moved to Braman, Oklahoma.

Fred was a Scoutmaster of the Madison and Hamilton Boy Scout troops.

He is survived by his wife, Neva of the home; three sons, Larry Loren Linden of Braman, Oklahoma; Brian Lee Linden of South Haven; and James Justin Linden of Braman, Oklahoma; two daughters, Loretta Lynn Summitt of Newkirk, Oklahoma; and Irene Monson of Wellington; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Jim Linden of Sterling; Mason Linden of Independence; John Linden of Hamilton; Esther Pugh of El Dorado; Karen Sickler of Neosho Rapids; and Mavis Linden of Sand Springs, Oklahoma.  He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Frank Ira; brother, Clifford Linden; and two sisters, Hazel Reed; and Rosie Stafford.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Janesville Cemetery, Hamilton.  Visitation hours are from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, at the funeral home.  Cremation will be effected following the visitation.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to Hennessy-Cunningham American Legion Post #259.  Contributions may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 595, Eureka, KS 67045, which was in charge of service arrangements.
 
 
Barbara Call

Barbara Ellen Call, age 86, of Wichita, passed away peacefully Wednesday, the 30th of October 2013.  Barbara was born in Garland, Kansas, on the 20th of May 1927, to John and Nellie Erickson.  She was married to Nile C. Call for 66 years.

Barbara graduated from Neal High School, in Neal Kansas, as salutatorian.  She then attended the University of Kansas, majoring in Home Economics.  While at college, she met Nile Call.  The young couple was married at KU Danforth Chapel on December 1, 1946.

Barbara had a passion for reading, quilting, and her family.  She would read anything and everything as long as it was well written but always had to read the ending first.  Barbara quilted her entire life and won an award at the Houston International Quilt Festival for her applique quilt.  But above all else she loved her family and was proud of each and every one of them.

Barbara was predeceased by her parents, John and Nellie Erickson; her sisters, Elizabeth Ann Erickson, Rosalee Marie Basham, and Linda Ann Adams.  Barbara is survived by her husband, Nile; her children, John A. Call and wife Carole of Edmond, Oklahoma, Shelly M. Crisler of Wichita, and Kimberly A. Pignuolo and husband Charles of Houston, Texas.  She is also survived by her three grandchildren, Kristen Cowan, Bryan Crisler, and Kristen Pignuolo.

Services will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church, 521 North Main Street, Eureka, Kansas.  Pastor Kenneth Baker will be officiating at the service, interment to follow.  The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the Eureka Public Library.  Contributions may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 595, Eureka, KS 67045, which was in charge of service arrangements.
 
 
Gerald Makemson

Oscar “Gerald” Makemson, formerly of Eureka, died on Sunday, October 27, 2013, in Burlington, North Carolina at the age of 77.

Gerald was born on February 14, 1936, in Linn County, Kansas, the son of Oscar and Adeline Makemson.  He served in the U.S. Army after high school, and then he worked in the telephone industry for more than 30 years, before retiring in the early 1990s. He was an avid Kansas Jayhawk fan, and during his time in Eureka was active in the high school’s athletic booster club.

Gerald is survived by a son, Harlen of Elon, North Carolina; brother, Frank of Saint Paul, Kansas; and one grandson, Dan.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Miles Makemson; his parents; and two sisters.  He also had a son from a previous marriage, Jerry Alan.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Greenwood Cemetery with Reverend Kenneth Baker of the First United Methodist Church officiating.  Visitation hours are set from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., Friday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers or cards, the community is asked to consider making a donation to the Betty and Gerald Makemson Scholarship Fund.  Contributions may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 595, Eureka, KS 67045, which was in charge of service arrangements.
 
 
Violet Click

Violet Rose Click of Eureka, died on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at Greenwood County Hospital, in Eureka, at the age of 86.

She was born on December 16, 1926, in Buffalo, Missouri, the daughter of Alva and Rose (Nunn) Duncan.  She was raised in Greenwood County and attended grade school in Tonovay, and graduated from Eureka High School.  After her schooling, she was a teacher at country schools around Greenwood County.  Later she opened a preschool, which she ran for 17 years before retiring.

On July 18, 1947, Violet was united in marriage to Owen Click in Eureka, where they made their home.

Violet was a member of the Christian & Congregational Church of Eureka.

She is survived by her husband, Owen of the home; daughter, Terri Tomison of Wichita; son, Randy Click of Augusta; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Dorothy of California; Pauline Hosler of El Dorado; Nancy Maskrid of Wichita; and Linda Sill of Wichita.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, November 1, 2013, at Koup Family Funeral Home, in Eureka with Mr. Jayme A. Koup officiating.   A private family inurnment will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the Christian & Congregational Church.  Contributions may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 595, Eureka, KS 67045, which was in charge of service arrangements.
 
 
Rose G. Bidding

Rose Genevieve Bidding of Eureka, died on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Greenwood County Hospital in Eureka, at the age of 91.

She was born on January 4, 1922, in Chanute, the daughter of Daniel Abraham and Mary Ellen (West) McLaughlin.  She was raised in Chanute and attended local schools, graduating from Chanute High School.  During World War II, she worked as a riveter for Beechcraft in Wichita.

On November 2, 1945, Rose was united in marriage to Charles Leo “Chuck” Bidding in Wichita.  They moved around with Chuck’s job for a year before settling in Chanute, where they lived for 48 years.  In 1993, they moved to Eureka.  Chuck preceded her in death on December 14, 2001.

She is survived by two daughters, Karen Jesseph of Eureka; and Sharon and husband, Steve Heinemann of Eureka; two grandchildren, Randy and wife, Victoria Jesseph; and Ellen Jesseph; two great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and siblings.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Monday, November 4, 2013 at Neosho County Memorial Park, in Chanute, with Mr. Jayme A. Koup officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to Greenwood County Home Health.  Contributions may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 595, Eureka, KS 67045, which was in charge of service arrangements.
 
 
Coleen K. (Haney) Buettner

Coleen Kay (Haney) Buettner of Eureka, died on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at the age of 65.

She was born on December 15, 1947, in Eureka, the daughter of Carl W. and Imogene V. (Johnson) Haney.  She was raised in Madison and graduated from Madison High School with the class of 1966.  After graduation, she enlisted in the United States Navy, serving from San Diego, California.  She was honorably discharged in 1969.

Coleen was united in marriage to Tony Jackson, and to this union, a son, Kelly was born.  This marriage later ended in divorce.  Coleen was united in marriage to Edward Buettner, and to this union, a daughter, Leslie was born.  This marriage later ended in divorce.  She lived in various locations across the United States before settling back home in Eureka.

She is survived by one son, Kelly Jackson; one daughter, Leslie Seiter of Virgil; three grandchildren; step-mother, Margaret Haney; nine siblings, Lee Haney of San Diego, California; Arlene DeWitt of Madison; Diane Barb of Bazine; Darlene Haas of Madison; Trish Haney of Eureka; Ross McIlvain of Madison; Lon McIlvain of Alabama; Kathy Brown of Eureka; and Joyce Sallee of Oak Grove, Missouri; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Ross McIlvain; and one brother, Gale Haney. 

Memorials services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Koup Family Funeral Home in Eureka with Mr. Jayme A. Koup officiating.  Inurnment will follow at Number 8 Cemetery near Madison, Kansas.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the Eureka Public Library.  Contributions may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 595, Eureka, KS 67045, which was in charge of service arrangements.
 
 
Sue Spain

Sue Ann Spain of Eureka died on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at the age of 84.

She was born on November 22, 1928, in Montezuma, Kansas, the daughter of Lee and Ellen (Stonebraker) Richardson.  She attended grade school at a local country school.  She graduated from Climax High School with the class of 1946.  After graduation, Sue moved to Oregon and lived with relatives for about a year.

Upon returning to Eureka, she married Albert Spain on April 8, 1948.  To this union, three sons were born: Alan, Craig, and Doug.  In 1946, she began working for the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services.  She retired from this job in 1992.  She also worked as a court reporter.

Sue was a member of the Professional Women’s Association and the Christian & Congregational Church of Eureka.  In her younger years, she enjoyed bowling and belonged to some bowling leagues.  She enjoyed traveling and belonged to the Flintstone Campers Club with Albert.  They frequently joined friends on weekend camping outings.  After Albert’s death in 1994, Sue traveled with friends to Europe and on cruises.

She is survived by two sons, Alan and wife, Donna Spain of Emporia; and Doug and wife, Betsy Spain of Americus; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Larry Richardson of Eureka; and Leon Richardson of Eureka; and one sister, Patsy Flook of Mesa, Arizona.  She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Craig; and one brother, Melvin.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Monday, October 21, 2013 at Koup Family Funeral Home, in Eureka, with Reverend Rhonda Almond of the Christian & Congregational Church officiating.  Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the Christian & Congregational Church.  Contributions may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 595, Eureka, KS 67045, which was in charge of service arrangements.