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THE SALINA JOURNAL NEWS SUNDAY. MAY 24, 1998 DEATHS & FUNERALS Frieda May Blundred ! Frieda May Blundred, 50, Saliha, died Saturday, May 23,1998, at Holiday Resort Health Care, Salina. Mrs. Blundred was born Frieda May Lynch oh Oct. 11, 1947, at Concordia and was a Salina resident since 1982. She worked as a lumber grader in Kremmling, Colo., for 15 years and was a cook for Tony's Food Service in Salina for 10 years. She was a Navy veteran and a member of the United Methodist Church of Delphos. Survivors include a son, Terry of Salina; two brothers, Tom Lynch of Glasco and Dwight Lister of Chapman; and a sister, Sandra Utley of Salina. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at United Church of Bennington, the Rev. John Daly officiating. Memorials may be made to Salina Hospice. The body was cremated. . There will be no visitation. I Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401, is handling arrangements. SAUNA Frieda, May Blundred James A. Stewart KANSAS ' Peggy L. Fulton OSAGE CITY — Peggy L. Fulton, 71, Osage City, died Thursday, May 21, 1998, at Peterson Nursing Home, Osage City. Mrs. Fulton was born Peggy Grecian on Feb. 14,1927, at Grainfield and was a resident of Osage City since 1994, moving from Grainfield, Monument and Oakley. She was a farmer and a member of First United Methodist Church, Osage City, and a former mimber of the United Methodist Church, Oakley. She was also a member of OES Lulu Chapter 135, Allen American Legion Auxiliary 389 and Royal Neighbor of America. ^Her husband, Claude M., died irt 1993. "Survivors include nephew? and aniece. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Kennedy-Koster Funeral Home, Oakley, Pastor Bob Kelly officiating. Burial will be in Oakley Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Allen American Legion Auxiliary 389 or Logan County Healthcare Foundation. -Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 2f7 Freeman, Oakley 67748. Elsie E. Goodrich BELLEVILLE — Elsie E. Goodrich, 100, Belleville, died Satur,day, May 23, 1998, at Belleville Health Care Center.'. "Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, is handling arrangements. Mary A. Gostnell CAWKER CITY — Mary A. Gostnell, 78, Cawker City, died Saturday, May 23, 1998, at Downs Nursing Center. /;Mrs. Gostnell was born Mary Bruniley on Feb. 18,1920, at Memphis, Texas. She was a homemak- er'and owned a ceramic business, AjK Specialities. She was a mem- b$? of Arnold Methodist Church. !"Her husband, Archie, died in 199l4. •'^Survivors include a son, John A^'pf Ozark, Mo.; a daughter, Versa Lea Foos of Cawker City; five grandchildren; and seven great- grandchildren. : -The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the United Church, Pastor Darrell Geist officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Arnold Ceinetery, Arnold. ' -jMemorials may be made to Downs Nursing Center and Newton Youthville. :Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 pan. Monday at Domoney Funeral Home, 817 Morgan, Downs 67437. ' W '3 Ella Bertha Sophie Rahe vQREENLEAF — Ella Bertha Sophie Rahe, 79, Greenleaf, died Fri- dlly, May 22,1998, at Hanover Hos- pjjal, Hanover. Rahe was born Ella ABILENE: Marjorle A. Zenner , BELLEVILLE: Elsie E Goodrich BROOKVM.E: Delbert Q. Weis CAWKER CITY: Mary A. Gostnell GREENLEAF: Ella Bertha Sophie Rahe HAYS!'Anton F.Rupp OSAGE CITY: Peggy L Fulton WaKEENEY: Anna "Annie" F. . Schneider, Martha Wilson ' OUT 6P STATE Neil ArWendlino,, Houston ~ Lohmeyer on Dec. 9, 1918, at Greenleaf. She was a homemaker and attended Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Greenleaf. Survivors include her husband, LaVern of Greenleaf; three daughters, Kathy Lower of Valentine, Neb., Janis Milam of Woodstock, Ga., and Lois Thompson of Wichita; a son, Jim of Greenleaf; and 12 grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Pastor David Ersland officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery, Greenleaf. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at Ward Funeral Home, 304 Fifth, Greenleaf 66943. MR. STEWART 54, 21, Anton F. Rupp HAYS — Anton F. Rupp, Hays, died Thursday, May 1998, at Hays Medical Center. Mr. Rupp was born Nov. 8,1943, at Ellis. He was the owner-operator of Rupp's Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning, Hays. Survivors include two daughters, Juanita Wickham of Hays and Jacinta Ussary of Savannah, Mo.; four brothers, Alois of Hays, Norman and Clarence, both of Ellis, and James of Lakewood, Colo.; two sisters, Helen Richardson of Canyon Lake, Texas, and Rose Mary Eggar of Hays; and five grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 20th and Pine, Hays 67601, Pastor Pat Coyle officiating. A rosary will be said at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, the Rev. Michael Suchnicki offic^at- ing. Memorials may be made to the grandchildren. . The body was cremated. Anna "Annie" F. Schneider WaKEENEY — Anna "Annie" F. Schneider, 86, WaKeeney, died Friday, May 22, 1998, at Trego- Lemke Memorial Hospital, WaKeeney. Mrs. Schneider was born Anna Lichtsinn on Oct. 29,1911, in Graham County and was a longtime area resident. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, WaKeeney. Her husband, Reinhart, died in 1991. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ann Schneider and Charlotte Wanker, both of WaKeeney; and a sister, Mary Manners of WaKeeney. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Schmitt Funeral Home, WaKeeney, Pastor Randy Gibbs officiating. Burial will be in WaKeeney City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church or Trego-Lemke Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit, both of WaKeeney. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to service time Tuesday at the funeral home, 336 N. 12th, WaKeeney 67672. James A. Stewart James A. Stewart, 81, Salina, died Thursday, May 21, 1998, at Salina Regional Health Center. Mr. Stewart was born July 29, 1916, at Springfield, Mo., and was a resident of Salina since 1971, moving from Kansas City, where he had lived for more than 25 years. He served in the Army Counter Intelligence Corps during World War II. He was retired from Butler Manufacturing, Salina. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and Salina Country Club, both of Salina. He was a former member of Salina Community Theatre and was on the Salina Emergency Food Bank's board of directors. Survivors include his wife, Jean of the home; a son, Jim of Salt Lake City; a daughter, Julie Stewart of Olathe; and a grandson. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church, 308 S. Eighth, the Rev. Tom Reid officiating. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church or Community Theatre Children's Program. There will be no visitation. Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401, is handling arrangements. • Because of incorrect information given the Journal, his age was incorrect in Saturday's edition. Delbert G. Weis BROOKVILLE — Delbert G. Weis, 66, rural Brookville, died Thursday, May 21, 1998, at Salina Regional Health Center. Mr. Weis was born Dec. 16,1931, at Minneapolis and was a longtime resident of the Glendale area. He was an Air Force veteran. He had worked for Firestone Tires, Salina, and was the owner-operator of American In- After 30 years, family buries airman's remains By MALCOLM RITTER The Associated Press MR. WEIS dustries, Salina. He farmed for the past 25 years near Glendale and semi-retired in 1992. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the National Campers and Hikers Association. Survivors include his wife, Donna of the home; two sons, James Martin "Marty" of Arvada, Colo., and Alan Gale of Topeka; a daughter, Debra J. Mars of Kent, Wash.; three brothers, Vernon of Salina, Darold of Riley and Gary of St. James City Pine Island, Fla.; two grandchildren; and a stepgrand- child. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ryan Mortuary, the Rev. Harry Tysen officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery, Salina, with military honors by McConnell Air Force Base, Wichita. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Salina. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. today and 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401. Neil A.Wendling HOUSTON — Neil A. Wendling, 50, Houston, died Friday, May.22, 1998, at Houston. Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, Kan., is handling arrangements. Martha Wilson WaKEENEY — Martha Wilson, 65, WaKeeney, died Saturday, May 23,1998, at Hays Medical Center. Schmitt Funeral Home, WaKeeney, is handling arrangements. COLLINSVILLE, Ala. — The day he died on the other side of the world, Capt. Carey Allen Cunningham began a journey that lasted longer than his life. Last month, beneath two oak trees on a hill overlooking his hometown, the journey came to an end. Dozens of family members gathered under a blue canvas canopy that flapped in the breeze. A minister offered thanks for Carey's life, "for what he did for us, individually and as a country." In the distance, a bugler in a crisp blue uniform and white gloves played taps. Thus were Carey's only known remains —16 scraps of bone in a small wooden box — laid to rest. The headstone said, HOME AT LAST. It had been nearly 31 years since Carey, an Air .Force pilot and navigator, died at 29 in a plane crash in North Vietnam. His remains were identified only this year. Carey's case is striking but hardly unique. Last year, the military identified the remains of 35 Americans who had been missing in the Vietnam War. And while the national spotlight is on the Vietnam casualty in the Tomb of the Unknowns, if you want to know what these investigations really mean, listen to some of the mourners who gathered last month at the Cunningham family plot. Carey's daughter, Anna Munoz, 33, finally had to bury her childhood hope that the Dad she'd last seen when she was 3 would return. Listen to his son Carl, 32, and brothers Wayne and Herbert, who finally could shed doubts about what they'd been told of Carey's fate. And listen to his sister, Joanne Gunnin, 67, who helped make this day happen by getting her doctor to draw some of her blood and by The Associated Press The remains of Capt. Carey Cunningham, who died in the Vietnam War in 1967, were identified through DNA matching and recently buried by his family. driving the sample to Atlanta herself. She is just glad the family finally could give her younger brother a funeral. Gunnin now lives in the home where Carey grew up, as a music- loving bookworm who was absolutely nuts about airplanes. When Carey was in college, he and Wayne would buzz Collinsville in Wayne's Piper J-3 Cub, whizzing by their parents' farm house only 50 feet off the ground. "It was quite a talk in the town," Gunnin recalls. "When a plane would fly over low, they would always say, 'That's the Cunningham boys.' " Carey joined the Air Force in 1959 and married in 1963. He and his wife, Christina, had two children. Carey went to Vietnam in June 1967. One August day in 1967, Wayne was coming home from work in Marietta, Ga., when he heard on the radio that an American plane had been lost over North Vietnam. "It just shook me," Wayne says. "It was my brother. I just kn^w it." Gunnin, who was living!,in Birmingham, Ala., had heard the same news and had the same reaction. Before long, two men in unjr form came to meet her parents., ; Carey had been the navigator of a two-man reconnaissance plan£, they said. Other airmen in nearby planes had seen it go down, t bvit they didn't see any parachutes. Carey almost certainly died in ^e explosion. No remains had been recovered. , , His mother later said he died (Joing what he loved best. j , The Air Force had a memorial service for him at his base in Idaho. Later, his name was included in the Vietnam Memorial;m Washington, D.C. ',.,',' But for some members of the Cunningham family, the story wasn't quite over. Wayne, his, old flying buddy, suspected Carefy might still be alive. After a few years, though, he began hoping Carey was dead, afraid of what ftie North Vietnamese would to Ao[ to him if he were captured. "' Carl also was nagged by the possibility his father might have survived the crash and become a prig- oner. Anna, with only the dimmest memories of her father, never quite gave up hope he'd come back. That's where it stood, for decades, until Gunnin opened 1 a letter from the military one day in 1996. Bones had been recovered from Vietnam that might be her brother's, it said. Could she grVe some blood to see if the matches? The pathway to that startling request had begun in 1989, whenthe Vietnam government turned over 28 boxes of remains to the United States. Two boxes had come from the village of Son Giang, near where Carey and his pilot had crashed. T EL NINO Coastal communities prepare for severe hurricane season El Nino's opposite may affect Atlantic hurricane season By JOHN PACENTI Associated Press Writer MIAMI .— Sometime this summer, the waters of the eastern Pacific will cool and the most intense El Nino on record will vanish. The climatological change could mean a decidedly more menacing Atlantic hurricane season. Only seven named storms formed last year, three of which developed into hurricanes. Only Hurricane Danny in mid-July made landfall, taking nine lives and causing $100 million in damage in the Carolinas. This year, meteorologists are armed with more tracking technology, and emergency directors in coastal communities from Texas to Maine are preparing for the worst. As El Nino fades, it's typically replaced by its mirror opposite, La Nina. The timing of this turnabout will play a significant role in this year's hurricane season, "We are not being able to get people enough warning to do what we think they ought to do, like prepare their homes." Jerry Jarrell director of the National Hurricane Center which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. "There are some who say it will go to La Nina very quickly and, based on past data, there would be a lot of land-falling hurricanes in the later part of the season," says Jim O'Brien, an El Nino expert and meteorology professor at Florida State University. El Nino, a periodic ocean wann- ing and air pressure change in the eastern Pacific, causes weather changes worldwide. La Nina turns the Pacific waters colder than usual and plays the same weather tricks, in reverse — wet where it was dry and vice versa. Yet some meteorologists, O'Brien among them, believe La Nina merely will make the Pacific waters temperate, producing £ run-of-the-mill Atlantic hurricane season. These forecasters believe La Nina probably will play a laj:g- er role next year. The annual Average is 9.3 tropical storms, 5.B hurricanes and 2.3 intense hurricanes. In 18 prior El Ninos, the probability of two or more Atlantic hurricanes hitting land was less than 25 percent, according to O'Brien'^ studies. In a La Nina, the prob£ bility jumps to 75 percent, 'his studies show. Emergency planners por'inf; over projections worry about ah exploding coastal population and wonder if all the new technology will be enough if evacuation < is necessary. i: -. "It's the age-old problem — .are we keeping up?" said Jerry Jarrell, director of the National Hurricane Center in Miami. "We may be, but we are not makipg progress and we started out Behind. We are not being able to,ge,t people enough warning to do what we think they ought to do, like prepare their homes." Marjorie A. Zenner ABILENE — Marjorie A. Zenner, 75, Abilene, died Saturday, May 23, 1998, at Memorial Hospital, Abilene. Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, Abilene, is handling arrangements. ON THE RECORD V DEATH Sisters charged In worker's death :The Associated Press MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. — Two sisters were accused Saturday of killing a social work- er who had arranged to have the older sister's 'children taken from their filthy home. •:.'•• Josephine Verellen, 28, and Jacqueline Verellen, 22, cried and hugged each other as they we're ordered held without bond on a first-degree 'murder charge in the death of Lisa Putman, 28. - "I'm sorry," Josephine whispered to Judge ^Joseph Boedeker. ;•" Putman, who worked for Macomb County's '*'-'Child Protective Services, went to the sisters' wood-frame house Wednesday to explain how ,'Josephine could get her children back, said I Sheriff s Sgt. John Michalke. ;> Josephine's 7- and 8-year-old children had teen taken and placed in foster care because : agents said her home in Washington was unsafe and unsanitary. T PRISON ESCAPE 2 inmates escape from Norton jail By The Associated Press STOCKTON — Two minimum-security inmates escaped early Saturday from the Norton Correctional Facility East Unit. Guards discovered Paul Martell and Shawn Cundiff, both 32, missing at about 2:40 a.m. Details of their escape were unavailable Saturday afternoon, prison spokeswoman Ruby Pflieger said. Martell is described as white, 6-feet tall, weighing 175 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair. He has a scar on his left elbow and and tattoo, which reads "INC" on his upper right arm. He is serving a sentence for burglary and theft out of Shawnee County. Cundiff, who is also white and 6-feet tall tall. He weighs 150 pounds and has brown eyes and hair. He has numerous scars on his right arm. He is serving a sentence on a burglary and damage to property charge from Phillips County. A 1996 maroon Dodge minivan was stolen just after 6 a.m. near the prison, and officials believe the two could be driving the van. Hospital report Salina Regional Health Center PENN ADMISSIONS — None. SANTA FE ADMISSIONS — Jennie I. Snell, Salina; Lorna Choitz, Ellsworth; Thomas W. Gillum, Smolan. SANTA FE DISMISSALS — Jennifer R. Dawson and baby girl, Vickie L. Degand, Elizabeth French and baby girt, Esther I. Kashkin, Jennifer D. Mettner and baby boy, Mary K. Schmidt and baby boy, Roxana Woodcock and baby boy. Marriage licenses Patrick Lynn Denney, 24, Athens, Mich., and Denise Kaye Mullins, 22, Gypsum; Michael Paul Junk, 32, and Kathryn Marie Gullickson, 24, both of Salina; Robert Leroy Daver Jr., 20, Marquette, and MaryAnn Catharine Augustine, 18, Salina; Bruce A. Bertrand, 42, and Sherrie R. Bell, 36, both of Assaria; Christopher Neil Hendrix, 24, and Leigh Michel Stroud, 19, both of Salina; Michael T. Duong, 26, and Kim T. Le, 26, both of Salina; Adrian Willis Price Jr., 38, and Rita Lynn Matson, 33, both of Salina; Lance Allen Jeske, 23, and Sarah Ann Quinn, 20, both of Salina; Michael James French, 24, Abilene, and Elizabeth Lea James, 22, Salina; Robert Anthony Hull, 20, and Tena Marie Komarek, 21, both of Salina; Jonathan Wayne Holtz, 29, and Wendy Kay Bessel, 28, both of Salina. SATURDAY'S DRA1MNBS DAILY PICK 3 1-6-2 CASH 4 LIFE 33-39-41-80 KANSAS CASH 12-15-19-24-34-35 Estimated Jackpot $100,000 POWERBALL 1-15-16-35-46 POWERBALL 35 Estimated Jackpot $x million Municipal court DUI DIVERSION — Jacob Steven Wrench, 15, Lindsborg, was granted diversion from prosecution for driving under the influence. He was sentenced to pay the following: $200 fine, $25 court costs, $125 alcohol evaluation fee and $175 diversion fee. Police blotter THEFT — Microwave ovens, vacuum cleaners, Nintendo games, compact discs and clothing were taken from Wal-Mart, 2900 S. Ninth, between 8 a.m. March 1 and 11 p.m. Wednes- day; $2,262 loss. VEHICLE BURGLARY — Molding around a stereo and doors and a trunk lock on a car belonging to Vince L Grizzle were damaged between 1 and 7 a.m. Tuesday while the car was'at 917 N. 13th. A stereo, speakers, cpfn-; pact discs, a leather purse, cash and a camera belonging to Grizzle and Jon! H. Bishop were taken; $250 damage; $1,510 loss. PROPERTY DAMAGE—The windshield, two outside mirrors and the body of a 1989 Honda Prelude belonging to Anjan Ghosh-Hajra were damaged while the car was at 2369 Georgetown between 9 and 11:30 pirn. Wednesday; $930 damage. A 1989 Buick Regal belonging to Judy L. Hagen was damaged while it was parked at 1102 Park between 9 p.m. Friday and 12:30 a.m. Saturday; $1,000 damage. Animal shelter These animals were picked up May 21 at the locations lifted and taken to the Saline County Animal Shelter, 1960 W. Old Highway 40. Phone 826-6535. DOGS —Tan and white female Brit-, tany, 600 block of Viemont Avenue; white and black male malamute with black collar, 600 block of South Ninth; Street. TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "Salvation belongeth unto the Lordly blessing is upon thy people." — Psalm 3:8

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