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Category Archives: Obituaries

Seth Mott, 40, formerly of Wellington: May 9, 1974 – Feb. 27, 2015

Seth Alan Mott, age 40, formerly of Wellington, died on Friday, February 27, 2015 in Derby.

Seth Alan Mott was born on May 9, 1974 in Wellington, KS to William E. Mott and Mary Ann (Edwards) Mott. He was raised in Wellington and attended Wellington schools except for one year in Albuquerque, NM. He was a graduate of the Wellington High School Class of 1992.  He was active in baseball, football, basketball and tennis. Seth was an avid fan of sports. He worked for UPS for the last 17 years.

Seth was an animal lover, took up guitar, and loved playing golf. He was a devoted son and friend. Friends will tell you he was that wild and crazy guy but he was sensitive and was always there for you and could bring a smile to your face.

Donna Michele Raschke, 54, Wellington: Dec. 31, 1960 – Feb. 22, 2015

Donna Michele Raschke - with grandson.

Donna Michele Raschke – with grandson.

Donna Michele Raschke, age 54, longtime Wellington resident, passed away on Sunday, February 22, 2015 in Oklahoma City, Ok surrounded by her loving family.  She worked at First National Bank for over 18 years and at Future’s Unlimited for over 15 years.

Donna Michele (Craig) Raschke was born on December 31, 1960 to Bobby Dick Craig and Shirley Jean (Bedwell) Craig in Wellington, KS. She was a 1978 graduate of Wellington High School.

Donna loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandson, Brohnson.

Andrea Elizabeth Hartman: Sept. 2, 1919 – Feb. 22, 2015

Andrea Hartman

Andrea Hartman

Andrea Elizabeth Hartman died Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Via Christi Village in Wichita at the age of 95.

Andrea was born Tuesday, September 02, 1919 in Conway Springs. She was one of 4 children (3 daughters and 1 son) born to Andrew G. and Margaret A. (Leddy) Small. Andrea spent 50 years of her life in Conway Springs.

It was in her hometown where she met and fell in love with Clyde M. Hartman. They were married on April 1, 1944 when he was home on leave from the US Navy.

Carolyn Nelson, 70, Wellington: Jan. 17, 1945 – Feb. 19, 2015

Carolyn Nelson

Carolyn Nelson

Carolyn Nelson, 70, of Wellington died Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at the Church of Christ in Wellington. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 23, 2015 from 9:00 until 8:00 with the family present from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. at the Shelley Family Funeral Home in Wellington. For further information please visit www.shelleyfamilyfh.com.

Carolyn Nell Nelson was born January 17, 1945 the daughter of Cloford Lee and Mary Nell (Hunter) Newcomb in Tucson, AZ. She graduated from Perryton, Texas High School in 1963 and earned her B.A. from Broadfield Social Science at Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas and was a Texas Tech Red Raider. ON May 29, 1965 she was united in marriage to Lindal Nelson in Perryton, Texas. Carolyn worked at her church as the secretary and was a homemaker and teacher throughout her life; she was also the best cook ever.

Arnold Watts, 75, formerly of Wellington: Sept. 3, 1938 – Feb. 23, 2015

Arnold Watts

Arnold Watts

Arnold Watts, 75, of Diamond City, Arkansas, formerly of Wellington, died Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Texas.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 23, 2015 at the First Christian Church in Wellington, KS. Visitation will be held Sunday from 1:00 to 6:00 P.M. at the Shelley Family Funeral Home of Wellington. A memorial has been established with the First Christian Church of Wellington. For further information please visit www.shelleyfamilyfh.com.

Arnold Glen Watts was born on September 3, 1939 in Perth, KS to Lorane Milton Watts and Edra Beatrice (Smith) Watts. After pursuing an education in the Wellington school district (WHS class of 1957) and at Pittsburg State University (graduated in 1961 with B.S. in Mathematics) he entered the U.S. Army and served primarily in Europe for two years. He worked for Boeing Aircraft in Wichita when he met and married Margie Marie (Slack) Watts on May 22, 1966 in Wellington, KS.

Cecil Reid, 82, Wellington: Nov. 24, 1932 – Feb. 20, 2015

Cecil Reid

Cecil Reid

Cecil Reid, 82, of Wellington died Friday, February 20, 2015 at his home in Wellington.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Wellington. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. with the family present from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Shelley Family Funeral Home in Wellington. A memorial has been established with Heartland Hospice and may be left with the Shelley Family Funeral Home 704 N. Washington, Wellington, KS 67152. For further information please visit www.shelleyfamilyfh.com.

Cecil Earl Reid was born November 24, 1932 the son of Clarence and Zula (Walker) Reid in Dennard, Arkansas. He served his country in the United States Air Force. Cecil worked at the Wichita Eagle for 37 years as a mailer. On August 13, 1958 Cecil was united in marriage to Mary Catherine Lewis. Cecil enjoyed fishing, camping and playing his guitar as the lead guitarist.

Gladys Faye Ingle, 93, Wellington: April 14, 1921 – Feb. 20, 2015

Gladys F. Ingle

Gladys F. Ingle

Gladys Faye Ingle, age 93, of Wellington, died Friday morning, February 20, 2015 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  Through the years she worked as a Postal Clerk and a Hardware Store Clerk in Howard, KS and also as a Dispatcher for the Elk County Sheriff Department.

Gladys Faye (Waller) Ingle was born on April 14, 1921 in Moline, KS to John David Waller and Mary Edna Elizabeth (Venning) Waller.  She graduated from High School in Moline, KS.

Gladys married William Theodore Ingle on November 7, 1942 in Howard, KS.  He preceded her in death in April of 2002.  

J.D. Watts, 91, Wellington: Dec. 13, 1923 – Feb. 18, 2015

J.D. Watts, age 91, longtime Wellington resident, died Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Fountainview Nursing and Rehab Center in Rose Hill.  He was a retired Engineer with the Santa Fe Railroad.

J.D. Watts was born on December 13, 1923 in Guthrie, OK to John Daniel Boone Watts and Rosa Nell (Austin) Watts.  He served in the Army Air Corp during World War II.

He was united in marriage to Elota Marie Blehm on March 3, 1950 in Oklahoma City, Okla.  She preceded him in death in November of 2013.

J.D. was a member of the Wellington Masonic Lodge, American Legion, and the V.F.W.

Arnold Watts, 75, formerly from Wellington died Tuesday, Feb. 17

Arnold Watts, 75, of Weslaco, Texas formerly of Wellington died Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Texas.

Funeral arrangements are pending with the Shelley Family Funeral Home of Wellington. For further information please visit www.shelleyfamilyfh.com.

Barbara Moorhouse, 72, Winfield: April 6, 1942 – Feb. 12, 2015

Barbara Moorhouse, 72, of Winfield, died Thursday, February 12, 2015, at the William Newton Hospital in Winfield.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, February 16, 2015 at the Oxford Funeral Service Chapel in Oxford. Visitation will be Sunday, February 15, 2015 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Oxford Funeral Service Chapel. A memorial has been established with the Parkinson’s Foundation and may be left with Oxford Funeral Service. For further information please visit www.oxfordfuneralservice.com.

Jeanice Rose, 76, Wellington: Aug. 5, 1938 – Feb. 10, 2014

Jeanice Rose

Jeanice Rose

Jeanice M. Rose, of Wellington, died Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at her daughter’s residence in Harper, at the age of 76.

Jeanice was born the daughter of Bert and Vera Mae (Heathcote) Mahanke on Friday, August 05, 1938 in Florance, South Dakota.

On April 15, 1967, Jeanice and Jerry L. Rose were united in marriage in Omaha, Nebraska.  Together they celebrated 15 years of marriage before his death in 1982.

Ross Richards, 1963 WHS graduate, 69: Aug. 6, 1945 – Feb. 9, 2015

Ross Richards, age 69, died Monday evening, February 9, 2015 at Select Medical Hospital – St. Francis in Wichita.

Ross Richards was born on August 6, 1945 in St. Joseph, Mo. to Walter C. “Bub” Richards and Ann H. (Hewitt) Richards. He was raised in Wellington but lived most of his adult life in Coffeyville, KS. He was a graduate of Wellington High School Class of 1963 and Emporia State University in 1967. He also received his Master’s Degree from Emporia State University in 1968.

He started teaching in Coffeyville, KS at the McFarland Trade School, taught at the Coffeyville Community College and managed the Student Union. He owned two gift stores and was a sales representative until his retirement.

Gary Lee Berger, 81, Wellington: May 5, 1933 – Feb. 7, 2015

Gary Berger

Gary Berger

Gary Lee Berger, of Wellington, died Saturday, February 07, 2015 at Via Christi-St. Francis in Wichita at the age of 81.

Gary was born the son of John and Mary M. (Cope) Berger on Friday, May 05, 1933 in Watertown, South Dakota.

On July 13, 1973, Gary and Linda Jean Wallace were united in marriage in Newkirk, Oklahoma. Together they celebrated 41 years of marriage.

Hazel May Bowman, 94, Wellington: Dec. 19, 1920 – Feb. 2, 2015

Hazel Bowman

Hazel Bowman

Hazel May Bowman, age 94, of Wellington, died early Monday morning, February 2, 2015.  She was a homemaker and longtime Wellington resident.

Hazel May Trost was born on December 19, 1920 in Blackwell, OK to Ernest C. Trost and Vernia L. (Lockwood) Trost. She was raised in the Hunnewell, KS area.

Hazel married Robert M. “Bert” Bowman on October 9, 1948 in Wichita, KS.  He preceded her in death in 2003.  

Larry Davis Biles, 72, Wellington: March 3, 1942 – Jan. 27, 2015

Larry Davis Biles, age 72, died Tuesday afternoon, January 27, 2015 at his home in Wellington.  Larry was a retired custodian for the Argonia School System USD #359.

Larry was born on March 3, 1942 in Clearwater, KS to Arvin Henry Biles and Nellie Pauline (Chiles) Biles.  He was raised in Mayfield, KS but lived most of his adult life in Argonia, KS.  He was a graduate of Wellington High School.  He served in the U. S. Navy from 1960-1964.

He married Theressa E. Snider on June 10. 1961 in Berkeley, CA.

Kenny Adams, Jr. 66, avid Crusader fan, Wellington: Jan. 31, 1948 – Jan. 25, 2015

Kenny Adams Jr.

Kenny Adams Jr.

Kenneth L. Adams, Jr, age 66, long time Wellington resident, died January 25, 2015 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington. Kenny was a brakeman/conductor with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad where he retired after 38 years of service.

Kenny was born on January 31, 1948 in Liberal to Kenneth L. Adams, Sr. and Beverly Jean (Hall) Adams.  He was raised in Liberal and graduated from McPherson High School with the Class of 1966.

He attended Hutchinson Junior College for one year.  He then served for three years with the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War from 1967 to 1970.  He served two tours in Vietnam earning two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star.

Basilisa Lopez, 87, Wellington: Jan. 9, 1928 – Jan. 25, 2015

Bess Lopez

Bess Lopez

Basilisa Lopez, age 87, long time Wellington resident, died Saturday, January 25, 2015 in Wichita, KS.

Basilisa (Montenegro) Lopez was born on January 9, 1928 in Newton, KS to Hermenegildo Montenegro and Manuela (Ledesma) Montenegro.

Basilisa married Frank Lopez on January 19, 1952 in Wellington at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.  He preceded her in death in 2008.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank; brother, John Montenegro; and sister, Mary Reyes.  

Bobby Lee Purdy, 76, Hunnewell: August 14, 1938 – Jan. 22, 2015

Bobby Lee Purdy

Bobby Lee Purdy

Bobby Lee Purdy, 76, long time South Haven and Hunnewell resident, died January 22, 2015 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington.  Bobby retired from Cessna Aircraft after 34 years working as a Welder, Inspector, and Crew Chief.

Bobby was born on August 14, 1938 in Blackwell, OK to Reuben Edward Purdy and Cora C. (Kuehn) Purdy.   He was raised in Blackwell and served as an electrician in the U. S. Navy from 1955-1959.

He married Agnes L. Korbel on January 15, 1960 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blackwell, OK.

Wanda “Merlene” Basinger: Feb. 25, 1926 – Jan. 14, 2015

Wanda Marlene Basinger

Wanda Marlene Basinger

Wanda “Merlene” Basinger died on January 14, 2015 at Redlands, Calif. at the age of 88.  Merlene was born on Feb 25, 1926 at Wellington, Kansas.  She was the daughter of John H. Walker and Edna Hurt Walker.  She was married to Lewis Tobe Basinger on April 20, 1947 at the First Baptist Church.

Merlene was employed by the First National Bank for 6 years as Bookkeeper and Asst. Teller.  She was also employed by International Harvester as a Bookkeeper for 7 years and as Secretary at the Junior High School for 3 years and a bookkeeper for USD 353 at the Central Office for 20 years before retiring on July 1, 1988.

Merlene was a member of the First Baptist Church since December 1935.  She started playing the organ when a Freshman in High School.  She directed the Senior Choir for a few years; then became church organist for some 50 years; was also Sunday School Secretary; served as church clerk two different times, then served as church clerk and treasurer for 10 years.  The serenity Prayer was her favorite one.

Olivia Ellen Davenport, 98, Wellington: October 5, 1916 – Jan. 18, 2015

Olive Davenport

Olive Davenport

Olive Ellen Davenport, 98, died January 18, 2015.

Born October 5, 1916 in Lincoln, Kans, Olive was the oldest of eleven children by Alvin and Edith (Barnhill) Bird. Preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Davenport, she is survived by Harold Davenport, Steve Bird (Deborah) and Bill Wright (Bonnie). Grandchildren include Aaron Davenport, Jennifer Palmer, Angela Bird-Meyer, Racheal and Casey Bird. She leaves many nieces and nephews and two sisters: Opal Baker and June Cheek.

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