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Obituaries

 
Erma J. Smith

Erma Jean Smith of Toronto died on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at her home in Toronto at the age of 86.

She was born on April 25, 1929 in Chase County, Kansas, the daughter of Floyd and Julia (Pritchett) Cook.  She was raised in El Dorado and attended local schools.  On April 25, 1947, she was united in marriage to Clyde D. Smith in Iola.  To this union seven children were born.  The family moved to Toronto in 1977.  Clyde preceded her in death on June 19, 2011.

She was a member of the Good New Baptist Church of Toronto and the American Legion Auxiliary. 

She is survived by three sons, Clyde and wife, Marlene Smith of Toronto; Tom and wife, Tara Smith of Toronto; and Jackie and wife, Nancy Smith of Coyville; thirty-four grandchildren; forty-nine great-grandchildren; and twenty-three great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Lucille King of El Dorado; and two daughters-in-law, Rita and Sharon.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three sons, Donald, Lonnie, and Penny; one sister, and several brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Koup Family Funeral Home with Pastor George Lewis of the Coyville Christian Church officiating.  Interment will follow at Toronto 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 Gentiva Hospice of Parsons.  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.
 

 

 

Edward G. Escareno

Edward Gabriel Escareno of Eureka, died on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Via Christi Hospital, Saint Francis, in Wichita, at the age of 88.

He was born on March 18, 1927, in Pawhuska, Oklahoma to Juan and Inocencia (Elias) Escareno.  He was raised in Oklahoma and Kansas.  He attended Eureka High School.  On November 26, 1952, he was united in marriage to Moetta Herren in Eureka.  To this union, seven children were born.  On September 25, 1982, he was united in marriage to Janice Eddings in Eureka.

He served in the Army during World War II from 1948 to 1951, and was stationed in Germany.  He was an active member of VFW Post #2712 in Eureka.  After his discharge, he returned to Eureka and began working for the Missouri Pacific Railroad which later became the Union Pacific Railroad.  He retired after 43 years.  He also worked part time for Foodtown and Howard’s IGA grocery stores.

He is survived by his wife, Janice of the home; three daughters, Teresa Escareno of Eureka; Roberta and husband, Ron Hawthorne of Eureka; and Katherine Neel of Oxford, Ohio; three sons, John and wife, Marcia Escareno  of Eureka; Tom Escareno of Eureka; and Richard and wife, Debra Escareno of Madison; four step-daughters, Tami Jackson; Amy and husband, Joe Brown; and Leann Eddings all of Eureka; and Brenda and husband, Jeff Stewart of Hamilton; thirteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; ten step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Philip Escareno of Wichita; and two sisters, Beatrice Valverde of Wichita; and Dolores Ball of Eureka.  He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Lucy Lynn Escareno; five brothers; and two sisters.

Memorial services will be held at 2:30 P.M., Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eureka with Father Stephen Gronert officiating.  Rosary recitation will begin at 2:00 P.M.  Inurnment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or to the John Escareno Kidney Transplant 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.
 

 

 

Abe Chadderdon

Abe Chadderdon, of Eureka, died on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at the Greenwood County Hospital, in Eureka, at the age of 88.

He was born in Le Seuer County, Minnesota on May 21, 1926, the son of Richard and Mary (Schultz) Chadderdon.  Abe was raised in Le Center, Minnesota, and attended local schools.  At the age of seventeen he enlisted in the United States Army, and served his country during World War II with honor and dignity.  He was discharged in 1946, but was recalled for a year in 1952.

On January 11, 1947, Abe was united in marriage to Mary Lou Rutt in Shakpe, Minnesota. The family farmed in Minnesota until his recall to the Army.  After his discharge he worked in a lumber yard In Minnesota.  In 1954, the family moved to Wagner, South Dakota where he managed a lumber yard.  In 1957, they moved to Chamberlain, South Dakota where he once again worked at a lumber yard.  In 1963, he started his own construction company in Chamberlain.  In 1977, the family moved to Eureka where he and Mary Lou owned and operated the Blue Stem Lodge until 1987, when they retired for the first time, and moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Four years later in 1991, they resumed operation of the Blue Stem Lodge.  In 2002, they retired for the second and final time.

Abe is survived by his wife, Mary Lou, of the home; children, Charlotte Chadderdon of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Donna Loveland of Onalaska, Wisconsin; Bonnie Kaufman of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Abie Chadderdon of Marshalltown, Iowa; Cindy Wood of Ukiah, California; and Marilee Clites of Kansas City, Kansas; eighteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and sisters, Grace Boese of Upland, California; and Ruth Fredrickson of Le Center, Minnesota.  He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, and two sisters.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at Koup Family Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin Wood of the First Baptist Church of Ukiah, California 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 United Methodist Women of Eureka or the American Cancer 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.
 

 

 

 
Peggy Pugh-Owings

Peggy Lynn Pugh-Owings of Paola, died on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Medicalodges of Paola, at the age of 73. 

She was born on January 13, 1942, in Eureka, Kansas, to Owen and Teresa (Teter) Pugh.  She was raised in Eureka, and graduated from Eureka High School.  After graduation, she attended Marymount College in Salina, Kansas for two years.  Later she attended cosmetology school in Wichita.  She then worked in Eureka for two to three years in Rachel Clasen’s salon.

Peggy was united in marriage to Richard Owings.   To this union, two children were born. 

She was a member of Sacred Heart Church of Eureka.

She is survived by two children, son, Richard Dwight Owings, of San Diego, California; and daughter, Michelle Rembiszewski, of Hixson, Tennessee; two grandchildren, Lauren Schremp, and Sara Rembiszewski; brother, Jim Pugh of Santa Rosa, California; and sister, Karon Cornett of Eureka.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, David.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at Greenwood Cemetery with Father Stephen Gronert of Sacred Heart Catholic Church officiating.  Visitation with rosary recitation will be 7:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M., Tuesday at the funeral home. 

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


 
Nancy Joan Wilson

Nancy Joan Wilson of Eureka, died on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at her home in Eureka, at the age of 76.

She was born on August 5, 1938, in Wichita, the daughter of George R. and Mary Ann (Parker) Gilbert.  She was raised in Wichita and Fordland, Missouri, and attended local schools.  On October 21, 1956, Nancy was united in marriage to LeRoy Wilson in Wichita.  Nancy began working for Boeing with sheet metal.  To this union, three children were born.  The family moved to Severy in the early 1960’s while still working in Wichita.

She and LeRoy both retired in the mid-1990’s and then began travelling the country in a fifth-wheel.  They travelled nearly everywhere between Arizona and Alaska for thirteen years.  They made their home in Severy with LeRoy’s father to care for him when his health declined.  They moved to Eureka in 2011.

Nancy was a member of the Severy United Methodist Church, the Cosmos Club, and the United Methodist Women.

She is survived by her husband, LeRoy of the home; two children, daughter, Cheryle Joan Edwards of Yates Center; and son, Rick LeRoy Wilson of Leon; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; son, Tracy Eugene Wilson; granddaughter, Robin Jo Baumgartel; and three siblings, sister, Betty Ann Sarver; brother, George Robert Gilbert, Jr; and sister, Ivone “Sue” Nelson.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the Severy United Methodist Church with Pastor Stacy Ellsworth officiating.  Interment will follow at South Lawn 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 Greenwood County Relay for Life.  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.
 



 
Margie Zenishek

Margaret Jean Zenishek of Wichita, died on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at her home in Wichita, at the age of 92.

She was born on November 15, 1922, in Eureka, the daughter of E. C. and Leota (Shambaugh) Roby.  She was raised in Eureka and Miami, Florida, and graduated from Mrs. Harris Florida School for Girls.  After her graduation, she attended the University of Southern California. 

On August 9, 1941, Margie was united in marriage to Robert Francis Zenishek in Raton, New Mexico.  To this union three children were born. 

She lived in Los Angeles, California, and Boise, Idaho, before moving back to Eureka in 1950.  Margie was a homemaker.

She is survived by two daughters, Ginny Struble of Topeka; and Bobbi Frank of Wichita; seven grandchildren, Christopher Zenishek and wife, Kristin of Wichita; Shannon Dudley and husband, Adam of Milten Keynes, England; Robyn Sutton of Sedan; Casee Moran and husband, Jake of Bentonville, Arkansas; Jake Sutton of Piedmont; Steve Struble of New Iberia, Louisiana; and Stacy Landis and husband, Curtis of Topeka; 14 great-grandchildren, Kelton, Peyton, Taryn, and Roby Zenishek; Chole, and Maggie Struble; Dain and Dairen Landis; Blake, Willow and Eden Dudley; Grayson and Lakyn Sutton; and Kamden Moran; and sister, Meriem Anderson of Eureka.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Coco Sutton; and sister, Martha Virginia Roby.

Margie was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church of Eureka and Entre Nous.

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M., Friday, May 15, 2015, at Christ Lutheran Church of Eureka with Pastor Tim Meyer officiating.  Entombment will follow at Greenwood Abbey.

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

 

 

 
Gayle D. Ashlock

Gayle D Ashlock of Neal, died on Friday, May 8, 2015 at his home in Neal, at the age of 77.

He was born on February 4, 1938, in New Albany, Kansas, the son of Marion William and Delyte Irene (Franks) Ashlock.  He was raised in Neal and graduated fron Tonovay High School after which, he moved to El Dorado to attend Butler County Community College.  After his schooling, he joined the United States Air Force serving from 1960 to 1964.  Upon his discharge he moved to Fredonia and worked for Ladow-Spohn as an artist, and later Kansas Bank Note as a check illustrator.

In 1965, Gayle was united in marriage to Linda Milner.  To this union three children were born.  The family later moved to Independence where Gayle was working for the United States Postal Service as a clerk.  This marriage later ended in divorce.  In 1994, he was united in marriage to Zada Frances “Fran” (Blizzard) Garman in Independence.  They made their home in Sycamore for 15 years.  They then retired to Neal.

Gayle was a member of the First Baptist Church of Independence and the Neal Evangelical Free Church. 

He is survived by his wife, Fran of the home; four children, son, Michael Ray and wife, Brooke Ashlock of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma; daughter, Dedra Kay Ashlock of Stockton, Missouri; son, Stephen Ray and wife, Mica Ashlock of Neodesha; and step-daughter, Ava Sue Green of Saint Petersburg, Florida; twelve grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; five siblings, sister, Miriam Jo Jackson of Albuquerque, New Mexico; brother, Otis Ray Ashlock of Neal; sister, Nellene Sandburg of Edmond, Oklahoma; sister, Myonne Borst of Pratt; and half-sister, Betty Leigh Burris of Clovis, New Mexico;  He was preceded in death by his parents, and one great-grandson.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at the Neal Evangelical Free Church with Pastor Larry Evans officiating.  Interment will follow at Neal 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 Interim HealthCare or to Samaritan’s Purse.  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.
 

 

 

David T. “Sailor” Pugh

David Teter Pugh of Eureka, died on Monday, May 4, 2015, at Greenwood County Hospital in Eureka, at the age of 82.

He was born on November 23, 1932, in Iola, Kansas to Ralph Owen and Elizabeth (Teter) Pugh.  He was raised in Eureka and graduated from Eureka High School.  After his schooling, he joined the United States Navy where he served with honor and dignity aboard the USS Yorktown as squadron commander in Korea and Vietnam.  He was honorably discharged in 1970, after which, David was a sheet metal worker in Texas for 20 years.  He retired to Eureka in 1989. 

In 1958, David married Josephine Goffredo. To this union, 4 children were born.  The marriage later ended in divorce.  On October 26, 1969, David married Edna Patton, in Marble Falls, Texas.  She preceded him in death.

David was a member of the VFW Post #1174 of El Dorado, Kansas.

David is survived by four children, daughters, Tammy Pugh, Annie Pierce, and Kathy Mariner all of Mount Vernon, Washington; and son,  Jim Pugh of Bethel Washington; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Jim Pugh of Santa Rosa, California; and two sisters, Karon Cornett of Eureka; and Peggy Owings of Paola, Kansas.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at Greenwood Cemetery in Eureka, with Mr. Jayme A. Koup officiating.

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



Phyllis Milner

Phyllis Ann Milner of Eureka, died on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice at Via Christi – Saint Francis Medical Center in Wichita, at the age of 74.

She was born on August 16, 1940, in Greenwood County, Kansas, the daughter of Donald and Ethel (Dees) Bratton.  She was raised in Eureka and graduated from Eureka High School with the class of 1958.  On June 23, 1958, she was united in marriage to Jerry Wayne Milner, in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.  They lived in Arkansas City over the summer and then moved to Topeka while Jerry was in college.  Phyllis worked for the Security Benefit Life Insurance Company while in Topeka. 

After Jerry graduated, they moved to Harveyville west of Topeka where he was a teacher.  In 1968, the family moved to Eureka.  Phyllis went to work at Sherar Williams as a clerk and tailor, working for Bob Williams for ten years after which time she purchased the business from him.  She has been running the business since that time.

Phyllis was a member of the Christian & Congregational Church of Eureka, and the Eureka Business Women.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry of the home; three sons, Samuel Wayne Milner of Andover; Daniel Ray Milner of Webb City, Missouri; and Douglas Keith Milner of Lawrence; twelve grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret “Mickey” McCartney of Eureka; and Linda Kay Pitkin of Midland, Texas; and twin brother, Phillip Bratton of Eureka.  She was preceded in death by her parents; and five brothers, Donald Bratton, Jr.; Edward Bratton; Ronald Bratton; David Bratton; and Gene Bratton.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, May 8, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church of Eureka with Reverend Kenneth Baker officiating.  A private family interment will follow at Virgil Cemetery.  Visitation hours are set 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 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.




C. A. Long

Carl Alexander Long, of Eureka, died on April 24, 2015 at his residence in Eureka at the age of 90.

C.A. was born on March 26, 1925 in Council Grove, Kansas the son of, Joseph Daniel and Myrle (Alexander) Long. C.A. was raised in Council Grove attending local schools until the family moved to Dodge City where he graduated. After his graduation he joined the United States Navy serving during the Pacific Theater during WWII. C.A. then went to work for Denham and Long Oil Company. In 1970 he moved to Eureka and bought Moore Abstract.

In 1951 he was united in marriage to Barbara Paul in Dodge City. She preceded him in death in 1994. He then was united in marriage to Barbara Zink Lewis on May 31, 1997 in Eureka, Kansas.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Eureka, the Eureka Foundation and Coutts Museum in El Dorado. He was a member of The Friends of the Library, Eureka Federal Savings and Loan and past President of the Kansas Title Association.  He was a former member and officer of The First Presbyterian Church of Dodge City and a former member of the Christ Lutheran Church of Eureka.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara of the home; children, LouAnn and husband, Mike Law of Lancaster, MA; Amy and husband, Charles Hall of Olivet, KS; Audrey Lewis of Eureka; Shannon Buck of Jackson, MS; Julie and husband, Mike Bowline of Denver, CO; Shane Lewis of Los Angeles, CA; and Sybil and husband, Bryan Benson of Libertyville, IL; fourteen grandchildren, Scott, Steven and Brian Law; Nathan, Heather and Matthew Hall; Alex, Lauren and Becky Lewis; Rachel Deon; Cory Bowline; Ty and Anna Benson; and Brett Buck; 14 great-grandchildren; and ten nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Barbara and two sisters, Jean Owens and Margaret Lyn Moore.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 P.M., Friday, May 1, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church of Eureka, with Reverend Kenneth Baker officiating.  A private family inurnment will take place at a later date.  A reception will be held for relatives and friends from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Thursday at the Greenwood Hotel.

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





 
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.