Dwight I Plunkett 10 APr 1977 Salina Journal
Charles A. Commerford The funeral for Charles A. Commerford, Commerford, 64, Salina RFD 4, will be at 10 am Monday at St. Mary, Queen of the Universe Roman Catholic Church, the Rev. James F, Hoover officiating. The Rosary will be at 7:30 pm Sunday at the Geisendorf Rush Smith funeral home. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary cemetery. Mr. Commerford died Friday at his home, apparently of a heart attack. He was a farmer and was the descendant of a pioneer Saline county family. He was born Dec. 5, 1912, on the farm where he died. He was a member of the St. Mary Church. Survivors are the widow, Eunice F., of the home; 4 sons, Don, 340 S. 8th; Phil, 2194 Kensington Road; Dick, 823 E. Jewell, and Kevin, of the home; 3 brothers, Ed, Salida, Colo.; Henry, Goodland, and Tom, Colby; 3 sisters, Mrs. Sue Gallion, Houston, Tex.; Mrs. Mary Huffman, St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. Helen Maxwell, 2077 Quincy, and 8 grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home until Monday morning. N. T. Stewart Norton Tillman (N. T.) Stewart, 87, 825 S. 9th, died Saturday at Asbury hospital hospital after a long illness. Mr. Stewart, a longtime Salina businessman businessman and accountant, was born Nov. 22,1889, near Ottawa and came to Salina in 1928 from Oklahoma where he had been in banking, insurance and real estate. In Salina, he helped establish establish a Caterpillar Tractor distributorship distributorship and later was associated with the Home Owners Loan Corp., the State Highway department and the Internal Revenue Service. In 1954, he established established an insurance agency and tax service. He was a member of the First Christian Christian Church, had been chairman of the church board ahd senior member of the board of deacons. He was a 50-year member of the Salina Blue Lodge, Salina Salina Consistory, Isis Shrine, a past patron patron of the Order of Eastern Star and a member of the Kiwanis club. Surviving are the widow, Lucile; 2 sons, Emet G., 307 S. Oakdale, and Jack N., 679 S. 10th; a daughter, Mrs. Estelle Kitchel, Phoenix, Ariz.; 2 brothers, Claude, Moreland, Okla., and Vernon, Woodward, Okla.; a sister, Mrs. Leta May Tweedy, Arkansas City; .11 grandchildren and 7 great- grandchildren. The funeral will be announced by the Geisendorf Rush Smith funeral home. MRS. MARTIN ENGLUND Mrs. Mabel T. Englund, 82, 417 S. Phillips, died Saturday at Asbury hospital. She was born Sept. 27, 1894, in Andover, Andover, and lived most of her life in Salina. Salina. She was a member of the First Covenant Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Eleanor Eleanor Persigehl, 1000 E. Claflin, and Mrs. Elaine Thompson, Austin, Tex.; a brother, Elmer Larson, Lindsborg, and 2 grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 pm Monday at the First Covenant Church, the Rev. John S. Bray officiating. Burial will be , in Roselawn Memorial park. Friends may call at the Roselawn mortuary. The family suggests memorials memorials to the First Covenant Church. MRS. EARL THAYER MINNEAPOLIS — The funeral for Mrs. Reva E. Thayer, 75, Minneapolis, will be at 2 pm Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church here, the Rev. Donald Ray officiating. Burial will be in Lincoln cemetery. Mrs. Thayer died Friday at Asbury hospital, Salina. She was born Sept. 15, 1901, near Lincoln. She lived in Lincoln county for 53 years and spent a brief time in the Lindsborg and Carneiro communities. She had been a Minneapolis Minneapolis resident for 17 years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, and Order of the Eastern Star, chapter 48, at Lincoln. Surviving are the widower, Earl, of the home; 4 sisters, Mrs. Vona Gwinner, Gwinner, Ellsworth; Mrs. Mildred Trapp, Sylvan Grove; Mrs. Pauline Whitlock, Lenexa, and Mrs. Denise Northcutt, Kansas City, Kas. The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer society. Hall mortuary, Lincoln, is in charge. DWIGHT I. PLUNKETT MINNEAPOLIS - The funeral for Dwight I. Plunkett, 64, Ottawa county weed supervisor, will be at 2 pm, Mon- day at Haley funeral home, Min-'.jjf neapolis, the Rev. Merlin Norman offi-. j~ dating. Burial will be in Highland'* cemetery, Minneapolis. o* Mr. Plunkett, born Nov. 5, 1912, at:| Minneapolis, died Saturday at the Ot-rg, tawa County hospital, Minneapolis. He.^ was a member of the United Presby-:E terian Church here. §• Surviving are the widow, Esther, of i* the home; a daughter, Mrs. Marsha Ce- •<> lestino, Grand Rapids, Mich.; a son, ;g. Morton, Hill City; 2 sisters, Mrs. Opal •>Comfort, •>Comfort, Wells, and Mrs. Charles ^ Klein, Delphos; 2 brothers, Robert, 320 «§ W. Cloud, Salina, and Richard, Gil- ~* lette, Wyo., and a granddaughter. The family suggests memorials to the Minneapolis United Presbyterian Church. WAYNE E. PARRACK BELLEVILLE - Wayne E. Parrack. Parrack. 57, Belleville, died Friday at the Republic County hospital, Belleville. He was born Nov. 8,1919, in Washington Washington county, and had lived in Belleville 32 years. He was a mechanic with NCK Electric, Belleville. Mr. Parrack was a member of Belleville's Belleville's First United Methodist Church. Surviving are the widow, Retha, of the home; 2 sons, Doug, Belleville, and Gary, Chandler, Ariz.; a daughter, Mrs. Kaye Ray, Belleville; a brother, Louis, Mahaska; 2 sisters, Mrs. -Lois Graham, Mahaska, and Mrs. Muriel Razor, Washington, and 5 grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 pm Monday at the First United Methodist Church, Belleville, the Revs. Larry Dutton and John W. Frint officiating. Burial will be in the Belleville cemetery. Friends may call at the Tibbetts Brothers funeral home, Belleville. THE REV. M. M. BOOK ABILENE — The funeral for the Rev. M. M. Book, 84, Abilene, will be at 2 pm Monday at the Abilene Brethren Brethren In Christ Church, the Rev. Charles Norman officiating. Burial will be in Abilene cemetery. Rev. Mr. Book died Thursday at Abilene Abilene Memorial hospital following a long illness. He was born May 3, 1892, on a Dickinson county farm. He attended attended county schools, graduated from Ramona Ramona high school and McPherson college college and taught in Ramona high school before he began farming in Dickinson county. He and his wife lived in south Dickinson county for 5 years before moving to the Buckeye community. They moved to Abilene in 1960. Mrs. Book preceded him in death on Jan. 28,. 1970. He served as pastor at the Zion Brethren In Christ Church and the Bethel Brethren In Christ Church, both north of Abilene. He also serve'd" as bishop of the North Dickinson County; Churches for 10 years, as well as over; seeing Oklahoma churches. He served as treasurer for the board of adminis; tration of the Brethren In Christ Churches for many years and was a; member of the Abilene church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Orville Orville Sheets, Ontario, Calif., and Mrs- Henry Landis, Abilene; 4 sons, Eldon" and Paul, both of rural Abilene; Maynard, Maynard, Palm Desert, Calif., and Ethan^ Frederick, Md.; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary Long, Mill Hall, Pa., and Marthi Bohen, Mifflintown, Pa.; a half-broth* er; a half-sister; 20 grandchildren, 2Z great-grandchildren and 3 great-great? grandchildren. The family suggests memorials tci the Zion or Abilene Brethren In Christ Churches. '; Friends may call at the Martin funer : al home, Abilene, Sunday from 6 to 7:30 pm. ; Soil loss I survey set : WASHINGTON (UPI) -The AgricuK ture Department's Soil Conservation: Service has announced plans for an in-' ventory of the rate at which the nation:, is losing its precious thin blanket of topsoil. Plans for the study were announced Friday in the wake of a report by the General Accounting Office which warned warned estimates of soil losses for 283 farms checked at random by the agency "indicate that topsoil losses are threatening continued crop- productivity." SCS said its new inventory will supply supply basic data to estimate the amount" of sediment moved off the land by water and wind erosion, and will also- provide information on soil and water- conservation needs, water quality, land" use, and the status of prime and poten-. tial cropland. Plastic dentistry herej HOUSTON i UPI) - Spaceage plas-; tics arc making it possible to rebuild; and repair teeth with little discomfort and less cost, according to a university- dentist. Dr. Frank Faunce, a professor at the- University of Texas Dental Branch.- says the plastic material is bonded t» the tooth by using a dilute solution of- phosphoric acid ~to etch the enamel.- Preformed plastic is then placed over the tooth to rebuild the fractured area.