Mary grew up in Ft. Scott and graduated from Ft. Scott High School. She worked for Beechcraft in Wichita for 29 years as a blueprint clerk. She moved to Clifton in 2007. She is preceded in death by brother, Kenneth and sister, Kay LaBelle.
Husband: Renley Byrd, Clifton, KS
Son: John (Lora) Byrd, Clifton, KS
Daughter: Julia Byrd, Towanda, KS
Daughter: Mary Slater, Wichita, KS
3 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren
Sister: Rosie Holmes, Alamagordo, NM
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 10:30AM at the Turner Funeral Chapel in Clifton, Kansas.
Visitation will be held on Monday, October 12, 2015 from 5-7PM at the Turner Funeral Chapel in Clifton, Kansas.
Memorials: Park Villa Nursing Home in care of the funeral home.
Ilene Ross, 89 of Abilene passed away Thursday, October 8, 2015 at her residence. She was born June 23, 1926 in Abilene, the daughter of Lee and Katie (Burton) Sexton. She grew up in the Abilene area and attended the Abilene School Districts. On June 7, 1958 she was united in marriage to Milburn Ross in Wichita Falls, Texas. He preceded her in death August 3, 2003. Ilene was a homemaker and also worked as a CNA in Linn, Kansas. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Abilene and later became a member of the New Trails Fellowship Church.
She is survived by her children, Michael Martin of Manhattan, Sandra Vandiver of Salina, Torri Crouch of Salina, Ronda Baier of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Debbie Swearingen of Olathe. They also raised two grandchildren, Crystal Mays of Abilene and Becky Timmons of Hutchinson. Also surviving are one brother, Mervin Sexton of Manhattan, sister, Melva Loader of Enterprise, 25 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, loving husband Milburn, two children, Tammy Foutch and Terry Martin and a grandson, Jace Baier.
Funeral Services for Ilene will be 11:30 A.M., Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home in Abilene with Pastor Stan Norman officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Enterprise. Family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 P.M., until 9 P.M. The family of Ilene suggests memorials be given to the New Trails Fellowship Church. Memorials may be dropped off or mailed to Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 NW Third St., Abilene, Kansas 67410.
Bernie attended and graduated from St. Ann’s Parochial and High School at Walker, Kansas. She then attended and graduated from Adela Hale School of Business of Hutchinson, Kansas.
Bernie was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church McPherson, Kansas, where she was a member of the Altar Society.
Bernie started working for C.R. Anthony’s Department Store for 5 years, then worked for Montgomery Ward as a credit manager. She then worked for State Investment Company as a secretary for 5 years prior to starting with N.C.R.A. on January 27, 1957. She was the secretary to the Manager of Materials for 31 years until her retirement in 1988.
Bernie was a life member of the VFW Post 2715 Ladies Auxiliary and Memorial Hospital Auxiliary both of McPherson, Kansas. Bernie enjoyed traveling which included overseas, spending with family, shopping, and she enjoyed going to casino’s gambling and watching people.
Bernadette G. “Bernie” Robben Anderson was united in marriage to James Joseph Hand on April 10, 1999 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, McPherson, Kansas. James died on August 30, 2002.
Bernie is survived by her step children, James Russell Hand and his wife Shari, of Wichita, Kansas, John Michael Hand, of Wichita, Kansas, Mathew Henry Hand and his wife Stacy, of Amarillo, Texas, and Mary Helen Flinn, of Louisburg, Kansas; her sister-in-laws, Viola Robben, of Walker, Kansas and Lillian Robben, of Midwest City, Oklahoma; 4 step-grandchildren, Cindy, Jeffrey, Katie and Ryan Hand; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Bernie was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, Andy Anderson and James Hand, 6 brothers, Wilfred, Robert, Gilbert, Elmer, Eugene, and Paul Robben and 2 sisters, Eleanor Stanton and Mary Ann Robben. (Birth order Eleanor, Wilfred, Robert, Elmer, Eugene, Bernie, Paul, Gilbert, and Mary Ann.
Friends are invited to call on Monday, October 12, 2015 from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. with rosary at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, McPherson, Kansas, at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 12th, 2015 with Fr. Hien Nguyen officiating.
The final resting place will be at the McPherson Cemetery McPherson, Kansas at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in memory of Bernie and they can be sent in care of the Glidden – Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas 67460.
Donna was born on May 10, 1930, in Elkhart, KS, the daughter of Durward and Edith (Evans) Jones. She graduated from Dodge City High School. On August 29, 1948, Donna was united in marriage to Harold N. Davis in Dodge, City, KS.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church, McPherson.
Survivors include: her husband of 67 years, Harold of the home; daughter, Debra Hendrickson and husband, Marvin, of McPherson, KS; son, Terry Davis and wife, Amy, of Canton, KS; brother, Dale Jones and wife, Susan, of Phoenix, AZ; sister-in-law, Evelyn Jones of Milford, KS; three grandchildren, Brenda Flax of Garden Plain, KS, Bree Ayotte of Mission, KS, and Justin Henrickson of Montezuma, KS; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Norman Jones.
The memorial service will be at 10:00 AM, Monday, October 12, 2015, at Stockham Family Funeral Home. Inurnment will follow at McPherson Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be given to Mount Hope Sanctuary or Pleasant View Home in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.