Fredrick 'Howard' Miller (1943-2018)

Fredrick Howard Miller passed away Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, at Ellsworth County Medical Center in Ellsworth, Kan. at the age of 75. He was born May 15, 1943 to the late Gerold and Vona Lee (McGuire) Miller in Alva, Okla.

After graduating from Alva High School with the Class of 1961, he enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1962 and proudly served his country for 20 years until his honorable discharge and retirement in 1982. After having met on a blind date, he was united in marriage to Patty Whitmer in Alva June 30, 1967.  They were blessed with three children, Fredrick II, Danetta, and Theresa.

After retiring Fred went on to complete his Bachelor’s Degree in computer science from Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus (K-State Salina).  Always wanting to stay busy, he also worked several jobs including, Bob’s Plumbing, Russell County Sheriff’s Office–Lake Patrol, delivering mail in Ellsworth, locksmithing, and volunteering with the Ellsworth County EMS.  


Dr. Candy Kay Charowhas (1971-2018)

Dr. Candy Kay Charowhas, 47, passed away July 31, 2018 in Ellsworth. She was born Feb. 24, 1971 in Ellsworth to Brent Cunningham and Irene Vodraska. She married Peter Charowhas in Ellsworth on Aug. 5, 1995.

Candy believed in family. Family was number one and important in her life along with God and her Catholic faith. She loved being a mother to Ava and Sailor. She loved her husband Pete and told him every day. She had a multitude of lifelong friends she felt were very important to her.

Candy was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church of Ellsworth and the church altar society. She was also a member of the Kansas Optometric Association and involved in many activities with her children including 4-H and youth church activities where she helped teach religious education classes.


Steven Edward Kingsbury (1982-2018)

Steven Edward Kingsbury passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. at the age of 35.  He was born Oct. 12, 1982 in Russell, Kan. to Duane and Karla (Brown) Kingsbury. He grew up in the Wilson, Kan. area and graduated from Wilson High School with the Class of 2001.  He went on to receive his Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kan.


Robert L. Blackburn (1942-2018)

Robert L. Blackburn, 76, passed away July 18, 2018. He was born March 22, 1942 in Ellsworth, Kan. to Paul E. and Dorothy (Pohle) Blackburn.

Robert married Young Sook in Lincoln, Kan. in 1986. He was a trusty plumber, working for City Plumbing, Urban’s Plumbing and Heating, and then started his own plumbing company. He was a member of the Ellsworth Masonic Lodge 146 for 53 years and a member of the Ellsworth First Presbyterian Church.

Robert is survived by his wife, Young Blackburn of Ellsworth; son, Robert Blackburn, Jr. of Ellsworth; son, Ronald Blackburn of Hays; step-daughter, Michele Sullivan of Gossel; and brother, Richard Blackburn of Abilene.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The memorial service is at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21, at the First Presbyterian Church in Ellsworth with burial following in the Ellsworth Memorial Cemetery.


Garry W. Endlsey (1958-2018)

Garry W. Endsley, 60, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018, at the Salina Regional Health Center. He was born in Kansas City, Mo. April 12, 1958 to William Endsley and Karole Jean (Simmons) Hancock. On Aug. 7, 1999 he married Tammy Whitmer.

Garry is survived by his wife, Tammy Endsley of Wilson; sons, Ancil and Max Endsley of Wilson, Michael (Jessica) Endsley, Madison, Wis., and Phillip (Brian) Endsley, Colby; daughter, Nisha (Shane) Trevino, Stockton; mother and step-father, Karole and Dave Hancock, Birch Tree, Mo.; brothers, Ronnie (Deborah) Endsley of Nebraska, Gene Hancock, Henderson, Ky., Mark Hancock, Henderson, Gary (Fannie) Hancock, Henderson; sisters, Janita (Val) Mooney, Mountain View, Mo., Kelly (Richard) Walton, Birch Tree, Donna (Kenny) Crouch,  Henderson, and Joda (Tim) Southard, Cordon, Ky.; three grandchildren and three adopted grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by grandparents, Ancil and Dorothy Endsley.


Melva Marie Kaufman Boxberger (1926-2018)

Melva Marie Kaufman Boxberger, age 92, died Friday, July 13, 2018. She was born on the family farm, southwest of Wilson in Russell County, Kansas to Carl and Minnie (Borell) Heinze on April 4, 1926 during a snow storm on Easter Sunday. She was brought to the house of God on May 2, 1926 for baptism at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wilson. Her sponsors were Marie Heinze and Edwin Borell. She remained a faithful member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wilson. She was confirmed May 29, 1939 by her uncle, The Reverend William J. Lind at Immanuel Church in Wilson.

On Sept. 23, 1944, she was united in marriage to Lloyd K. Kaufman at Immanuel Church in Wilson. They made their home on the farm five miles south of Bunker Hill until 1995 when she moved to Wilson after the death of her husband July 16, 1995. She maintained the family home and was involved in the many activities of a farm life.


Johnny Lemual Lawrence (1932-2018)

Johnny Lemual Lawrence passed away on Monday, July 9, 2018, at Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell, Kan. at the age of 86.  
He was born April 19, 1932 in Ellsworth, Kan. to the late John and Mary (Batthauer) Lawrence. Eighteen months later, after his mother died in childbirth, he and his older brother George went to live with their Grandfather and Grandmother Batthauer on the family farm near Dorrance, Kan., as per their mother’s wishes. Together they grew up in the Dorrance area and Johnny graduated from Dorrance High School with the Class of 1951. In 1953 he enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served his country during the Korean conflict. On April 2, 1955 he was united in marriage to Lillian Bricker in Lucas, Kan.


Della Mae Billings

Della Mae Billings, 88, of Topeka, Kan., passed away on July 5, 2018.


James Alan Wood (1949-2018)

James Alan Wood Jr., 69, of Geneseo, passed away July 1, 2018 at Salina Regional Health Center. He was born Jan. 21, 1949 in Sterling, Kan., the son of James Alan Sr. and Ruby Kruse Wood. He graduated from Geneseo High School with the class of 1967.  

Alan has been a lifelong Rice County resident, having lived the majority of his life in Geneseo. He was owner-operator of Alan Wood Trucking, Inc. in Geneseo. Alan was a volunteer for Geneseo No. 5 Fire Department. Alan played slow pitch softball for many years and umpired numerous baseball games. He enjoyed taking the grandchildren deer and pheasant hunting.


David Richard Galliart (1927-2018)

David Richard Galliart, loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, and brother, passed away June 29, 2018, in Williamsburg, Va. David was 91 years old.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Lydia Galliart; his wife of 63 years, Phyllis Galliart; his daughter, Joan Cochet; and his sister, Frances Glendening.  

David served in the U.S. Navy at the end of World War II, and then had a long and successful career as a senior executive with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

He is survived by his daughter, Jean Gentry and her family; grandson, Andy Cochet, Jr., and granddaughter, Cheryl Cochet, and their families; sister, Ida Casper and her family; and brothers, Ed, Leo, and Clarence Galliart and their families.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. July 5, 2018, at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg, Va. 23188.


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