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Darrel W. Lutz

Darrel Wayne Lutz of Eureka died on Thursday, Apr 16, 2015, at Galichia Heart Hospital in Wichita at the age of 70.

He was born on July 28, 1944, in Garnett, Kansas, the son of Ernest and Lois (Hartman) Lutz.  He was raised in the Westphalia area and Garnett.  He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1962 and then moved to Topeka.  After graduation, he joined the Army National Guard where he served with honor and dignity for four years.  After his discharge he worked at Goodyear Tire and the Topeka Country Club.  Later he went to work for King’s Construction Company and later Mediacom.

On September 4, 1965, he was united in marriage to Juanita Arredondo, in Topeka, where they made their home.  The family later moved to Eureka and Darrel continued working for Mediacom.  Later in life he was a custodian at Marshall Elementary until his retirement.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Eureka.

He is survived by his wife Juanita of the home; four children, daughter Annette Goad and husband John of Trimble, Missouri; son Anthony Lutz of Tampa, Florida; daughter Stacy Rapson of Tampa, Florida; and son Christopher Lutz and wife Sara of Olathe; eight grandchildren, Ashley, Tristan, Gavin, Parker, Harrison, Addison, Ella and Oliver; one sister Janice Hammerschmidt of Lawrence; and one brother Dale Lutz of Eudora; and many nieces and nephews and family members.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother Charles Lutz.

Funeral mass will be held at 11:00 A.M.  Saturday, April 25, 2015  at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eureka with Father Steve Gronert officiating.  Interment will follow at Scranton Cemetery at 3:00 P.M., Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Scranton Cemetery, Scranton, Kansas. Rosary recitation will begin at 10:15 A.M. Visitation hours will be held from 6-8 P.M. on Friday at the funeral home.        

In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions may be made to  the Darrel Lutz Memorial Fund. Contributions may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 595, 121 N. Oak St, Eureka, KS  67045, which was in charge of service arrangements.
 


 
Ryan H. Campbell

Ryan Hugh Campbell, 34, of McKinney, Texas passed away in Plano, Texas on the afternoon of April 10th. Ryan was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on November 7, 1980 and attended school there until he moved with his family to Austin, Texas at the age of 14. He graduated from Westwood High School in 1999. After graduation, he joined the United States Air Force where he served as a Senior Airman responsible for communications engineering. Ryan then attended DeVry University from which he graduated in 2008 with a Bachelors degree in Electronics Engineering. In 2010, Shawn Hiller introduced him to Lindsay, the woman with whom he would share the rest of his life. He was employed by AAVA, a custom electronics and software design engineering company in Plano, Texas.

Survivors include his wife and the love of his life, Lindsay Campbell, his parents Jeff & Debbie Campbell of Austin, Texas, his sister Anna and her husband Lee Meyer of Sneads Ferry, NC, his mother-in-law Elizabeth Dukes of Kingwood, TX, his father-in-law Cary Dukes and wife Josephine of Gladewater, TX, his grandparents Francis & Shirley Campbell of Eureka, KS and Gene & Priscilla Irwin of The Villages, FL. Aunts and Uncles, Bonnie & Joe Williams of Topeka, KS, Nancy & Jay McKenzie of Eureka, KS, Lynn Irwin of Denver, CO, Janet & Dan Tahir of Parker, CO, his wife’s grandparents Joseph & Gloria Pipak of Longview, TX His wife’s aunts and uncles Joey and Lisa Pipak, May Pipak, Daniel and Lynn Pipak, and Julie Pipak, his brothers and sisters-in-law Cary Paul Dukes, Jr., Rhett Dukes and his wife Joie, Derek Dukes and his wife Melisa, Anna Henry and her husband Ryan, and Ashley Dukes, Sarah Grahm and her husband Hayden, Jason Pierce and his wife Melody, and Jacob Dukes. His nieces and nephews, Rhett, Dakota, Jude,
Helena, Andrew, Isabel, Jack, and Campbell. He is also leaving behind many cousins, nieces and nephews, a special group of co-workers and numerous friends. And not to mention his special tour guide, Kathleen McKenzie of Eureka.

Ryan was passionate, funny, incredibly brilliant (genius to be exact), kind, generous, and loving. There are none among us who could hug as lovingly or completely as Ryan. He enjoyed tinkering with anything that could be taken apart, and he equally enjoyed putting it back to together better than he found it. There was no problem too complex that his innovative and brilliant mind could not solve. Ryan was an avid inventor and RC helicopter pilot. He loved sailing, swimming, the outdoors, eating pizza and candy to excess, and making himself and those around him laugh, but especially himself. Ryan and Lindsay’s family motto is: “To thine ownself, be funny.” He has been a gift and a light in the dark to everyone he met, especially his wife, his parents, his sister and all of his family and friends. He will be greatly missed and deeply loved eternally.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M., Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, McKinney, TX. Rosary recitation will proceed at 2:30.  P.M.  Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, April 17, 2015 at Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka.  Services in Eureka are provided by the Koup Family Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial in Ryan’s name has been established with The Fisher House, a charity that supports service members families in times of difficulty.  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.

 

 


Revea Bonita Fuller returned to her Heavenly Father on Monday April 6, 2015 at her home at Vintage Park in Eureka, Kansas at the age of 93.

Revea was born to Blanche and Joseph Mahy on January 17, 1922 in Cherokee, Kansas.  She and her sister Patty were raised in West Mineral, Kansas.  In 1939, Revea graduated from West Mineral High School.

On October 28, 1944 Revea married Fredrick Leslie Fuller.  In September of the following year they welcomed their only child Fredrick Lynn Fuller. 

Revea was a proud member of the Christian and Congregational Church since moving to Eureka, Kansas in 1973.  She was an active member of the CCWF (Christian & Congregational Women’s Fellowship) where she participated in bible study, community service, fundraising/rummage sales, and supporting others in need. 

Revea was an avid reader who was artistic, creative, and enjoyed painting, cooking and gardening.  She had a great love for animals and was gentle and loving to all that crossed her path.  Revea was always smiling and her giggle was infectious to all.  She treasured everything and every moment she found sentimental value in the smallest of things.  Revea was full of love and served her Savior through her actions.

Revea is survived by her son Fredrick and his wife, Connie; granddaughter Tracy Linn and her husband Tracy Lee Cutler; grandson Jeremiah and his wife Julie; great grandchildren, Nathen Cutler and Ian Fuller, all of Puyallup, WA.; niece Debe Haddock of Columbus, KS.; nephew Michael Kapple of Greenville, TX., and their families.  Her husband Fred, her parents and her sister Patty Kapple preceded her in death.

Revea’s life is one to emulate, she was an exceptional example of a daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and especially a friend.  She will be loved and missed always. 

Celebrations of her beautiful life will be held at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday April 22, 2015, at the Christian and Congregational Church in Eureka with Reverend Rhonda Almond officiating.  Inurnment will follow at 3:00 P.M., at Park Cemetery, Columbus, Kansas.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to Interim Healthcare & Hospice or 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.

 

 

 

Mary J. Cummings

Mary Jane Cummings of Independence, died on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Wesley Medical Center, in Wichita, at the age of 68.

She was born on November 11, 1946, in Parthenon, Arkansas, the daughter of James Henry and Martha Emily (Snell) Carter.  She was raised in Parthenon and attended local schools.  During her life, she lived in California, Arkansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.  She loved camping, arts and crafts, and spending time with her grandchildren.

On August 18, 1991, Mary was united in marriage to Randy Wayne Cummings in Emporia. 

She is survived by her husband, Randy of the home; four children: Troy Wayne Jr. and wife, Shirley Reynolds, of Independence, and their three children: Lois and Dale Dalrymple, and Lisa Bahr; Kenneth Lee Reynolds of Coffeyville, and son, David Reynolds; Ralph Wayne and ex-wife, Regina Steely of Eureka, and their children: Emily and Quincy Steely; and Jesse Dwayne and wife, Natasha Bartlette of Independence, and daughter, Alanna; step-sons: James Arthur and wife, Shannon Reynolds of Eureka, and their children, Amanda and Erika Reynolds; and Jason Travis Reynolds of Viann, Oklahoma;  three siblings: John and wife, Georganne Carter of Kansas City, Missouri; Annimae Osterhaut of Rogers, AR; and Jimmy and wife, Diane Carter of Harrison, Arkansas.  She was preceded in death by her parents; son, James Leonard Reynolds; step-granddaughter, Natasha Reynolds; and two brothers, Jesse and George Carter.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Koup Family Funeral Home with Reverend Doctor Leonard Wagner of the First Church of God of Prophecy officiating.  Cremation has been effected.  A private family inurnment will follow at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association.  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.

 

 

 

 
Alberta L. Bane

Alberta Leora Bane of Eureka, died on Monday, March 23, 2015 at her home in Eureka at the age of 95.

She was born on September 20, 1919 in Bazine, Kansas, the daughter of Henry and Lillie A. (Borger) Margheim.  She was raised in Ness County and attended local schools.  On August 14, 1938, Alberta was united in marriage to Joseph Roy Evans, Jr.  They made their home in Ness County.  To this union three children were born.  The family later moved to Emporia.  While in Emporia, Alberta ran a day care center for several years.  During World War II she worked at an ammunition plant in Colorado.  Joseph preceded her in death in December 1976.

On May 19, 1980 Alberta was united in marriage to Jesse Bane in Emporia.  They made their home in Eureka.  He preceded her in death on June 8, 1997.

She was a member of the Lioness Club, was a Grand Champion Quilter of the Greenwood County fair and won many awards for her quilting and handiwork.

She is survived by three children:  June LeRoy of Eureka; Nancy Bynes of Vallejo, California; Jeff Evans of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin; five grandchildren:  Shawn LeRoy, Amy Hopkins, Ezra Evans, Robyn Bynes, and Spencer Evans; and five great grandchildren:  Adam, Paul and Gracie Hopkins, and Aaron and William Chin.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, brother, Lawrence Margheim, and sister, Violet Purcell.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 A.M., Monday, March 30, 2015 at Koup Family Funeral Home, in Eureka with Pastor Mark Hopkins of the Hurt Pentecostal Holiness Church of Hurt, Virginia officiating.  Interment will be 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Great Bend City Cemetery, Great Bend, Kansas.  Visitation hours will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., Sunday, at the funeral home.  Koup Family Funeral Home was in charge of service arrangements.

 

 

 
Wesley D. Boughner

Wesley David Boughner, of Eureka, died on March 23, 2015 at Greenwood County Hospital at the age of 86.

He was born on May 9, 1928 in Iuka, Kansas the son of Frank and Ina Mae (Kutz) Boughner. He was raised in Pratt and attended local schools. After his schooling he went to work as a farmer and house painter. In 1965 the family moved to Beaumont where he ran a cattle ranch.  When Wesley retired he moved to Eureka.

On May 21, 1947 he was united in marriage to Joyce Plenert in Great Bend, Kansas. She preceded him in death on November 21, 2010.

He was a member of the Eureka Country Club and enjoyed playing golf every chance he got.

He is survived by his children, James Boughner of Eureka, Karen Bertels of Neodesha, and Timothy Boughner of Dodge City; ten grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parent, wife and daughter Anna Louise Grisham; two brothers and one sister.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Friday, March 27, 2015 at Koup Family Funeral Home with Mr. Jayme A. Koup officiating. Inurnment will be at Greenwood Cemetery after the service.

 

 

 
Mary C. Kurtz

Mary Cathryn Kurtz of Eureka, died on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at her home near Eureka, at the age of 68.

She was born on January 19, 1947, near LeRoy, Kansas, the daughter of Chester and Helen Eugena (Elder) Sauder.  She was raised in LeRoy until the age of 12 and moved to Eureka when her father passed away.  She graduated from Eureka High School with the class of 1965.  After high school, she attended Saint Francis School of Nursing in Wichita and graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1968. 

On July 14, 1968, Mary was united in marriage to Stanley Robert Kurtz.  They made their home on the farm near Eureka.  Mary worked at the Greenwood County Hospital for 32 years.  She then worked for Dr. Morris in Eureka, the Madison Manor Nursing Home, and retired from the Eureka Nursing Center in 2011.  Stanley preceded her in death on Christmas Day, 2006.

Mary was a member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, the Greenwood County Historical Society Board, the United Methodist Women, and was a Lay Leader of the First United Methodist Church of Eureka.

She is survived by three children, Robert and wife, Shari Kurtz of Eureka; John Kurtz of Hutchinson; and Melanie and husband, Rusty Bitler of Eureka; four granddaughters: Shelby Melton, Tori Melton, Charlee Bitler, and Shannon Bitler; and three siblings, sister, June Hannah of Pegram, Tennessee; Shirley Johnson of Amarillo, Texas; and Darrel Sauder of Rapid City, South Dakota.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and three brothers, Merle, Cline, and Gene.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Koup Family Funeral Home, Eureka with Reverend Kenneth Baker of the First United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation hours are set 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 First United Methodist Church or to the Stanley & Mary Kurtz Memorial 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.

 

 

 

 
Charles A. “Charlie” Williams

Charles Albert Williams of Toronto, died on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center, in Chanute at the age of 83.

He was born on November 20, 1931, in Pleasant Grove Township, Greenwood County, Kansas, the son of Nelsey Harrison and Cora Mae (Windel) Williams.  He was raised in the Toronto area and graduated from Toronto High School.  Charlie was born, and lived his entire life in the same house, on which he began farming and ranching after his schooling.

On March 5, 1954, Charlie was united in marriage to Virginia Nickels in Winfield, Kansas.  They made their home on the farm.  To this union, three children were born.  Virginia preceded him in death on March 6, 2005.

He was a member of the Toronto United Methodist Church, a lifetime member of the Kansas Fur Harvesters Association, a lifetime member of the NRA, the Kansas Farm Bureau, the National Trappers Association, the USD 389 school board, Greenwood County Soil Conservation Board, and was a 4-H leader often helping with woodworking and fur harvesting.

He is survived by three daughters, Mary and husband, Rod Eastman of Emporia; Carol and husband, George Throckmorton of Altoona; and Ruth and husband, Don King of Toronto; three grandsons; two granddaughters; two great-grandsons; four great-granddaughters; one sister, Ruth Ailene Carter of Chula Vista, California; and numerous nephews and nieces.  He was preceded in death by his parents; one great-granddaughter, Alessandra Throckmorton; and one sister, Colus Carlburg.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, March 6, 2015 at Koup Family Funeral Home, Eureka with Pastor Kevin Lawrence of the Toronto United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will follow at Toronto Cemetery.  Visitation hours are set from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, March 3, at the funeral home. 

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the Kansas Fur Harvesters Association or to the Greenwood County 4-H 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.

 

 

 

 
Mary Lou Stuber

Mary Lou Stuber of Eureka, died on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the Greenwood County Hospital, in Eureka, at the age of 85.

Mary Lou was born on May 22, 1929 in Eureka, Kansas the daughter of Orville and Eva (Horton) Divine. She was raised in Eureka graduating from Eureka High School. She worked for Bell Telephone as an operator for several years. Mary Lou then stayed home to take care of her children and help on the family farm. She was an avid piano player and sang at many weddings.

On May 31, 1947 she was united in marriage to Loren A. Stuber. He preceded her in death.

She attended the First United Methodist Church of Eureka. Mary Lou also volunteered at the Greenwood County Hospital as a pink lady and was past President.

She is survived by son, Larry Stuber of Eureka; daughters, Linda Rohrer of Owasso, Oklahoma; and Carolyn Dukes of Wichita; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; sister, Diane McMullen of Eureka; and brothers, Don Divine of Eureka; and Dave Divine of Sawyer. She was preceded in death by her sister, Maxine Carson and brother, Orville Divine Jr.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, February 27, 2015 at Koup Family Funeral Home with Reverend Kenneth Baker of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the Greenwood County Hospital or the Greenwood County Hospital Auxiliary.  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.

 

 

 

 
Sierra Joy

Sierra Sue Joy of Eureka, died on February 20, 2015 at her residence in Eureka at the age of 71.

She was born on August 28, 1943 in Eureka the daughter of Harris Elbert and Edna Fay (Wheeler) Lewis. Sierra was raised in Eureka attending local schools, graduating from Eureka High School. After her schooling, she worked on a dairy farm for a few years. Sierra was a proficient seamstress making many wedding gowns and prom dresses. Sierra did various alterations for many throughout the community.  Later she opened her own day care business working until she became ill.

She is survived by her children, Tracy Joy of Topeka; Debra Lance of Severy; and Darrin Joy of Larned; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Katherine Greenwood, Doris Bogle, and Roselletta Sponseller all of Eureka; and Brenda Meiers of Climax; and two brothers, Harris Lee Lewis and Charlie Lewis both of Eureka.  She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister Harriet Curnutt.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Koup Family Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin Lawrence officiating of the Climax United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation hours are set from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the Eureka City Park.  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.

 

 

 
Robert E. Freeman

Robert Ersel “Bob” Freeman, of Eureka, died on February 18, 2015 at the Eureka Nursing Center at the age of 88.

Bob was born on June 22, 1926 in Hamilton the son of William Ersel and Myrtle Leona (Osmundson) Freeman. He was raised in Quincy and attended local schools. The family then moved to Hamilton and later Eureka. In May 1944 Bob joined the Navy and served in the Pacific Theater. After his discharge in 1946 he returned to Eureka before moving to California for a short while. Bob then returned to Eureka and worked as a finishing carpenter until his retirement.

In October of 1946 he was united in marriage to Martha Allan. This marriage later ended in divorce. On June 24, 1960 he was united in marriage to Mary Ann Carson in Hamilton, Kansas.

Bob was a member of the VRW Post #2712 and helped organize the American Legion in Eureka.

He is survived by his wife Mary Ann Freeman of Eureka. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister Lois Ball.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Monday, February 23, 2015 at Koup Family Funeral Home with Mr. George Carson officiating. Inurnment will follow at Janesville Cemetery in Hamilton.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be to the VFW Post #2712 (to help support the Avenue of Flags.)

 

 

 

 
Billie E. Greenwod

Billie Esley Greenwood of Eureka, died on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at the Eureka Nursing Center, in Eureka, at the age of 89.

He was born on February 24, 1925, in Fall River, the son of William R. and Melissa H. (Wormington) Greenwood.  He attended Fall River schools.  At the onset of World War II, Billie served in the United States Army in Germany, reaching the rank of Corporal.  After his discharge, he worked at the Eureka Mill and Elevator, Dow Chemical Plant.  In later years, he worked part time for USD 389, and the Bluestem Medical Clinic.

On December 24, 1948, Billie was united in marriage to Martha Jean Brenton.  They made their home in Eureka.  To this union three daughters were born.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Eureka.

He is survived by his wife, Martha of the home; three daughters, Linda and husband, Mike McClintick of Eureka; Jane and husband, Mike O’Connor of Emporia; and Susan and husband, Joe Sommer of Fredonia; ten grandchildren: Billy O’Connor, Amy Soetaert, Scott McClintick, Chad McClintick, Patrick O’Connor, Matthew McClintick, Sara Sommer, Anna O’Connor, Erin Sommer, and Kyle Sommer; five great-grandchildren: Lucas Soetaert, Colin Soetaert, William McClintick, Duncan McClintick, and Reagan Soetaert; one sister, Wanda Girard of Conway Springs, KS; and one brother, Lonnie Lorance of Kansas City, KS.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Fred Greenwood.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church in Eureka, with Reverend Kenneth Baker officiating.  Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation hours are set from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., Friday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church or to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2712 (to support the Avenue of Flags).  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.

 

 

 

 

 
Wade Stanfield

Wade A. Stanfield of Reece, died on Monday, February 9, 2015 at Galichia Heart Hospital, in Wichita, KS, at the age of 78. 

He was born on September 1, 1936, in Wichita, KS, the son of Walter and Thelma (Johnson) Stanfield.  He was raised in Wichita and attended local schools.  After his schooling, he worked at a factory in Coffeyville, KS.  He then moved to Denver and worked for Martin Marietta as a spot welder.  In 1958, he joined the United States Army.  He was stationed in Germany and served his country with honor and dignity.

After his discharge, he returned to Denver and Martin Marietta.  On September 2, 1961, Wade was united in marriage to Virginia Black in Eureka.  They made their home in Denver.  After his retirement, in 2000 they moved to the family farm near Reece.

He was a member of the Christian & Congregational Church.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Stanfield of the home; two sons, Cary Stanfield of Denver, CO; and Todd Stanfield of Benton, KS; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one sister, Carolyn Lincicone of Wichita, KS.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Dwight Stanfield, and sister, Barbara Munger, and one infant granddaughter.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, February 13, 2015 at Koup Family Funeral Home with Pastor Warren Olson of the Hamilton United Methodist Church officiating.  Cremation has been effected.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.  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.

 

 

 

 

Lonnie Henderson

Lonnie Diltz Henderson of Eureka, died on Thursday, February 5, 2015, at the Eureka Nursing Center, in Eureka, at the age of 85.

He was born on February 15, 1929, in Washington, Kansas the son of Diltz Fisher and Mollie Clarissa (Mooren) Henderson.  Lonnie moved to Neal when he was 13 years old and attended local schools. He then went to work on the family farm. On July 31, 1948, Lonnie was united in marriage to Rosaline Lou Boone in Bentonville, Arkansas.  They made their home in Neal. He worked for MacClaskey Crude as a truck driver while still farming. He also drove the Eureka school activity bus.

He was a member of the Neal Methodist Church. He also was a member on the Greenwood County Cattlemen’s Association, Neal Volunteer Fire Department and many Greenwood County Agriculture Boards.

He is survived by two children, daughter, Rebecca Lindamood and husband, Jack of Virgil; and son, Kent Henderson and wife, Rob of Burlington; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Genella Helm of Seattle, Washington.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and two sons, Terry Diltz Henderson and Marty Ross Henderson.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at Koup Family Funeral Home with Pastor Warren Olson officiating. Interment will follow at Neal Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to Eureka Public Library or the Neal 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.

 

 

Erma Rice

Erma Nell Rice of Eureka, died on Monday, February 2, 2015, at the Eureka Nursing Center, in Eureka, at the age of 95. 

She was born on July 10, 1919, in Greenwood County, the daughter of Ralph B. and Nellie S. (Briggs) Rice.  She was raised in Greenwood County and attended rural schools.  She did housework as well as work on the family farm.  She moved around some but Eureka was always her home.

She was a member of the Baptist Church.

She is survived by three sisters, Fern Cook of Spring Hill, Kansas; Norma Jean Hughes of Wichita; and Hazel Morse of Bryan, TX; and tons of nieces and nephews who loved her very much.  She was a always a joy to spend time with.  She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Norman, Homer, Dale, and Jack; and two sisters, Evelyn Rice and Marge Hoover.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Koup Family Funeral Home, in Eureka, with Mr. Tim Dryden of the Riverside Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses of Wichita officiating.  Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
 


 
Paul H. Scott, Jr.

Paul H. Scott, Jr., of Eureka, died on Sunday, February 1, 2015, at the Kansas Veterans Home in Winfield, at the age of 76.

He was born on August 31, 1938, in Eureka, the son of Paul H. and Catherine H. (Vollmer) Scott, Sr.  After graduating from Eureka High School in 1956, and being in the Kansas National Guard, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp, serving proudly with honor and dignity.  While serving in the Marine Corp he performed cryptography and eventually had a clearance level second only to the President.  Upon his discharge, he attended college, worked in the oil field, and many years at Cessna Aircraft in Wichita, and after several years, retired from the Greenwood County Weed Department.

He is survived by his brother, Richard Scott and Betty Decou of Wichita.  He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Funeral mass will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, February 6, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eureka with Fr. Steve Gronert officiating.  Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
 




Rayden Malick Hindahl

Little Rayden was born on Monday, August 11, 2014, at 2:00 P.M. to his mother Brooke Schlotterbeck, and brother Riot Hindahl of Hamilton, KS, and father Chad Hindahl of Columbia Falls, MT.  With great regrets to inform he passed Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at almost 6 months.

Little Ray was always smiling and radiating happiness. His joyful spirit will be deeply missed and always shining in our hearts.

His loved ones include his mother, Brooke Schlotterbeck of Hamilton, KS; brother, Riot Kubrick of Hamilton, KS; father, Chad Hindahl of Columbia Falls, MT; grandparents, Debbie and Dave Smith of Joplin, MO; William Bill Schlotterbeck of Hamilton, KS; Sheila McDaniel of Madison, KS; and BJ and Walt Crawford of Columbia Falls, MT; great-grandparents, Connie and John Struckman, Donna Schlotterbeck, and Kathy and Jake Schlotterbeck all of Hamilton, KS; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Memorials services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Monday, February 2, 2015 at Koup Family Funeral Home, in Eureka, with Pastor Larry Evans of the Neal Evangelical Free Church officiating.  Cremation has been effected.  Following the service, relatives and friends may gather at the Hamilton Senior Center to greet the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the Rayden Hindahl Memorial 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.
 



Catherine May Tilson

Services for Catherine May Tilson age 89, of Elkhart will be at 10:00 A.M. Monday, January 19, 2015 at Eureka Church of Christ, in Eureka, KS. with Todd Hartman officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery under direction of Koup Family Funeral Home. Local arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster.

Mrs. Tilson died Tuesday at Palestine Regional Medical Center. She was born July 12, 1925 in Bowden, OK. to Orvile Edwin and Ruth May Beckman Slaybaugh. Mrs. Tilson was a homemaker. She was a member of the Elkhart Church of Christ.

Mrs. Tilson was preceded in death by her parents, husband Johnny Tilson, Jr., son Jerry Tilson, brothers, Leroy Slaybaugh and Bill Slaybaugh.

She is survived by her daughters, Cathie Biggers of Manassas, VA., and Nancy Tilson of Elkhart, sons, Harlan Stevens and Terry Stevens both of Derby, KS., daughter-in-law Darlene Tilson, grandchildren, Mira Dean and husband Chris, Jean Hartman and husband Todd and Sara Hellem, great grandchildren, Blake Dean, Cheyenne Gross, Caleb Dean, Premier Hartman, Ransom Hartman, Kyia Hellem, Trinity Hartman, Fiona Hellem, Fortress Hartman and Sunshine Hartman. Condolence calls will be received from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday at Bailey & Foster Funeral Home, Palestine.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Texas Childrens Home.  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.

 




LD “Poke” Brown



Lawrence Dwight “Poke” Brown of Eureka, died on Thursday, January 8, 2015, at his home in Eureka, at the age of 79.

He was born on February 2, 1935, in Virgil, the son of Milton Forrest and Jeanette Belle (Brown) Brown.  He was raised in Hamilton and graduated from Hamilton High School.  He married Patty Sue Poe in 1957, and had four children whom were raised in East El Dorado.  This marriage later ended in divorce.  Poke worked for United Cementing in El Dorado several years, and later worked for Kansas Gas & Electric Company in El Dorado.  He also owned his insulation company, which was named the Triple B Insulation after his three sons.  Later the family moved to Leon.  LD later returned to the Eureka area.  After his retirement, he owned his own semi-truck and leased out to Frank Bills Trucking.  On July 24, 2003, he was united in marriage to Carolyon Ruth Keene in Laramie, Wyoming.  They made their home on the family land near Eureka. 

Poke was a member of the Hamilton Baptist Church and Climax Masonic Lodge #411. 

He is survived by his wife, Carolyon of the home; three children, Larry D. Brown of Rosalia; Stacey Lynn Brown of Goddard; and Michael Dewayne Brown of Bristow, Virginia; two step-children, Lutrecia Callier of Iola; and Kris Callier of Haysville; eight grandchildren, six step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sixteen step-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Les Brown of Pratt.  He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Clifford Brown; and sister, Bernice Waite. 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Monday, January 12, 2015 at Koup Family Funeral Home in Eureka with Pastor John Craighead of Jefferson Street Baptist Church officiating.  Interment will follow at Janesville Cemetery.  Visitation hours are set from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., Sunday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to Climax Masonic Lodge #411.  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 L. Lewis

Mary Leanna Lewis of Eureka, died on Monday, January 5, 2015 at Galichia Heart Hospital in Wichita, at the age of 87.

She was born on November 22, 1927, in Stroud, Oklahoma the daughter of Elza Percy “EP” and Clemma (Black) Waltman. Shortly after her birth the family moved to Eureka where Mary attended school graduating from Eureka High School. After her schooling, she worked various jobs including Francis Plumbing, Babson College, and the Eureka School District.  She loved her family, and her church. She was a fan of the Wichita Shockers and the Jayhawks. Mary enjoyed playing bridge, water skiing, and boating. She could even slalom ski backwards.

On April 21, 1946, she was united in marriage to D. Ladd Lewis at the First United Methodist Church, in Eureka.

She was a member of the Farm Bureau, Bridge Club, and the United Methodist Women’s group.

She is survived by her husband, Ladd of the home; daughter, Lynda and husband Laymon Burch of Mesa, Arizona; son, Larry and wife, Connie Lewis of Emporia; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-step-grandchild; brother, Perry Waltman of Newton; and sister, Maxine Osmundson of Eureka.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and three brothers, Harold “Sarge” Waltman, JB Waltman, and Glenn Waltman.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, January 9, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church in Eureka with Reverend Kenneth Baker officiating.  Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation hours are set from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Thursday, at the funeral home.

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