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Obituaries

  • Richard E. Baker, 77

    Richard E. Baker, 77, of Red Oak, passed away Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Care Center.

    Richard Eugene Baker was born to Archie and Neola (Hall) Baker Oct. 1, 1934, in Red Oak. He has been a lifelong resident of Red Oak.

    Richard married K. Marie Branan Jan. 11, 1964, in Villisca.

  • Ellen Winchester, 74

    Ellen Raye Winchester, 74, of Malvern, passed away Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, in Malvern.

    She is survived by her husband, Thomas Winchester; son, Jim Hambright, of Red Oak; a grandson; and sister, Marsha Butler, of Kinta, Okla.

    No services are scheduled. Mansfield-Hertz Funeral Home of Malvern is in charge of arrangements.

  • Daryl Erickson, 87

    Daryl A. Erickson, 87, of Stanton, passed away Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at her home.
    Daryl Augusta Erickson was born to C. Arthur and Edna F. (Johnson) Erickson Jan. 7, 1924, in Scott Township of Montgomery County.

    She was preceded in death by her parents.

    Daryl is survived by her brother, Wesley Erickson, of Stanton.

    Funeral services took place Friday, Nov. 4, at the Mamrelund Lutheran Church in Stanton with burial in Mamre Cemetery. Rev. Dr. Eric Kutzli officiated. Open viewing was at Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home Thursday, Nov. 3.

  • Marvin Ward, 86

    Marvin Ward, 86, of Villisca, passed away Oct. 30, 2011, at the Villisca Good Samaritan Center.

    Marvin LeRoy Ward was born to Freeman LeRoy and Hazel Rebecca (Vallier) Ward Dec. 30, 1924, in Neola, in Pottawattamie County. He was born at home, the third generation living on the “home place.”

    Marvin graduated from Beebeetown High School in 1944.

    He entered the U.S. Army, serving from 1944-1946 in the India-Burma Theatre during World War II, stationed in India.

  • Bill Kinard, 71

    William B. “Bill” Kinard, 71, of Red Oak, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, in Mills County from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

    William Bryan “Bill” Kinard was born to Robert and Edith (Harris) Kinard July 13, 1940, in Atlanta, Ga. Bill lived most of his life in Atlanta until moving to Red Oak in 2003.  

    Bill worked at the Red Oak Presbyterian Church for many years.

  • Keith Lewis, 75

    Keith Duane Lewis, 75, of Red Oak, passed away Oct. 28, 2011, after battling lung cancer for two years.

    Keith was born to Albert and Marilynn (Richardson) Lewis Jan. 7, 1936, in Winfield, Kan. He was raised in Newkirk, Okla., and graduated high school in Newkirk in May of 1954. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy shortly thereafter.  

  • Bill Anderson, 75

    William “Bill” Charles Anderson, 75, of Lake Monticello, Va., passed away suddenly Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at his home.

    Bill was born and raised on a farm between Villisca and Stanton in Montgomery County Iowa.

    He graduated from Wichita State University in 1959, where he worked as the TV Editor of the Wichita Beacon.

  • Keith Lewis, 75

    Funeral services are pending for Keith Lewis, 75, of Red Oak. Keith passed away Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Care Center. Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  • Irene Parker, 93

    Irene Parker, 93,  of Red Oak, passed away Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, in her sleep.  

    Irene was born to Alfred Milton and Emma Mae (Edie) Scott May 22, 1918, in Emerson.

    Preceding her in death are her parents; husbands, Kenneth and Joe; sister, Thelma; brother, Carl; and two grandchildren.

    Survivors include her brother, Kenneth Scott, of Malvern; children, Sharyn Student, of Red Oak, Mike, of Colorado, and Jim, of Henderson; four grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.

  • Juanita Alm, 77

    Juanita Alm, 77, of Red Oak, passed away Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.  

    Juanita Alm was born to John and Gladys Marie (Fort) Nichols Feb. 5, 1934, in Montgomery County. She was raised in Montgomery County and attended Stanton and Red Oak Schools.  

    Juanita was united in marriage to Darwin Alm June 23, 1952, in Stanton. Juanita and Darwin lived all of their married life in the Red Oak area. Juanita raised her family and later worked at Red Oak Rehab and Care Center and CDS Global.