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The Salina Journal Tuesday, May 16,1995 A7 DEATHS & FUNERALS Kenneth L. Burkhead MONUMENT — Kenneth L. Burkhead, 70, Monument, died Monday, May 15, 1995, at Hadley Skilled Care Unit, Hays. Mr. Burkhead was born Feb. 1, 1925, at Monument and was a lifelong resident. He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II. He was shop foreman and mechanic for Close Implement Co., Oakley. Survivors include a sister, Wilma Jean Bauhn of Colby. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Koster Funeral Home, Oakley, the Rev. Fran Harwerth officiating. Burial will be in Monument Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Butterfield Association. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 217 Freeman, Oakley 67748. Alvis Bybee BETHANY, Okla. — Alvis Bybee, 92, Bethany, died Thursday, May 11, 1995, in Oklahoma City. Mr. Bybee was born Oct. 13, 1902, at Horse Cave, Ky., and was a former resident of the Texas Panhandle, near Higgins. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He worked for Tinker Air Force Base for 28 years and was an officer in the Bybee Drilling Co., Higgins. He was a farmer and a member Bethany First Church of the Nazarene. His wife, Ora, died in 1981. Survivors include seven children, Howell Horn, James Cecil Horn and Bonnie Mitchell, all of Bethany, Juanita Gutierrez of Great Bend, Kan., Emma Jean Miller of Donnelly, Idaho, Gertrude Stillwell White and Ben Stillwell, both of Edmond, Okla.; 20 grandchildren; and 14 great- grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at Bethany First Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Alvis Bybee Scholarship Fund at Southern Nazarene University. Gene Adams Funeral Home, 3925 N. Asbury, Bethany, Okla. 73008, is handling arrangements. Sheryl Louise Colvin MORRISON, Colo. — Sheryl Louise Colvin, 48, Morrison, died Sunday, May 14, 1995, at her home. Mrs. Colvin was born Sheryl Louise Stubbs on Oct. 23, 1946, at Quinter, Kan. She was a member of the Conference Baptist Church, Grace Church of the Rockies Floyd Hill and Auxiliary of Gideon's International. Survivors include her husband, John of Morrison; a daughter, Heather Clark of Morrison; two stepchildren, Byron Colvin of Breckenridge and Shere Colvin of Fort Worth, Texas; her parents, Houston and Louise Stubbs of Grainfield, Kan.; and two brothers, John Stubbs of Minneapolis, Kan., and Keith Stubbs of Grainfield. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Conference Baptist Church, Evergreen. Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Grainfield City Cemetery, the Rev. Allen Phillips officiating. Memorials may be made to Gideon's Living Memorial Bible Plan, Box 71, Evergreen, Colo. 80439, or Lutheran Hospice Care, 8300 W. 38th, Wheatridge, Colo. 80033. Koster Funeral Home, 217 Freeman, Oakley, Kan. 67748, is handling local arrangements. Dorothy Gardenhire Dorothy Gardenhire, 93, Salina, died Monday, May 15, 1995, at Shalimar Nursing Home, Salina. Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral Home, Salina, is handling arrangements. Marilyn Wierenga Eyler WICHITA — Marilyn Pearl Wierenga Eyler, 59, Wichita, died Saturday, May 13, 1995, at her daughter's home in Shawnee. Mrs. Eyler was born in Jewell County. She was director of clinic services for the Saline County Health Department from 1976 to 198?.'She also worked with the de- *> FROM PAGE A1 velopment of the clinics infant/maternal program and formed a support group for adolescent mothers. She was a volunteer speaker in the Salina community on topics related to adult and adolescent health and sexuality. At the time of her death, she was an adult nurse practitioner at the Hunter Community Health Clinic in Wichita. She was a member of American and Kansas State Nurses Associations and St. Joseph Medical Center Diabetic Task Force in Wichita. She was a member of St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Altar Guild and was a student in education for ministry study. Survivors include a son, Daniel Eyler of Lawrence; two daughters, Elizabeth Rush of Shawnee and Catherine Eyler of Lenexa; her mother, Marie Holloway of Beloit; a sister, Kay DeMeritt of Columbia Falls, Mont.; and six grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Wichita. Private burial will be at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, Mission. Memorials may be made to St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 7230 E. 29th, Wichita 67226, or Hunter Health Clinic, 2318 E. Central, Wichita. Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf, Overland Park 66204, is handling arrangements. Joe P. Jantz HILLSBORO — Joe P. Jantz, 88 , Hillsboro, died Sunday, May 14,1 995, at Salem Hospital, Hillsboro. Mr. Jantz was born March 4,190 7, at Ringwood, Okla., and was a li felong resident of Hillsboro. He w as retired from Hillsboro Dry Clea ners and was a member of the Fir st Mennonite Church, Hillsboro. Survivors include his wife, Mildred of Hillsboro; a son, Richard of Littleton, Colo.; two daughters, Carol Hagen of Garden City and Nancy Nickel of Greeley, Colo. ; four brothers, Frank of Wichita, Arthur of Omaha, Neb., Paul o f Lake Havasu City, Ariz., and Ma rtin of Marion; five sisters, Lorena Wedel of Hesston, Eva Nickel of Springfield, Mo., Lydia Duer ksen of Hillsboro, Ruth Suderman of Newton and Susie Yeakel o f Turlock, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First Mennonite Church, Hillsboro, the Rev. Kei th Harder officiating. Burial will b e in Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p. m. today at Hillsboro Memorial C hapel, 401 S. Washington, Hillsboro 67063. Glen Roskilly STOCKTON — Glen Roskilly, Stockton, died Monday, May 15, 1995, at the Hays Medical Center. Smith-Moore Funeral Home, Stockton, is handling arrangements. Ruth Frances Snyder OMAHA, Neb. — Ruth Frances Snyder, 71, Omaha, died Monday, May 15, 1995, at Omaha. Mrs. Snyder was born Ruth Frances Herbert and was a former resident of Sidney, Columbus and Salina, Kan. Survivors include her husband, George M. of Omaha; two sons, Mark and David, both of Omaha; a brother, James A. Herbert of Omaha; a sister, Grace Meysenburg of Sidney; two stepsisters, Mary Jean Richards of Columbus and Joyce Kreski of Omaha; and eight grandchildren. The service will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joan of Arc Church, Omaha, the Rev. Emmett Meyer officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Omaha. A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Memorials may be made to the church, American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association. Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Wednesday at West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Road, Omaha, Neb. 68124. Survivors carry on without co-workers Federal employees try to forget bomb By SHARON COHEN The Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY — Florence Rogers has attended her last funeral, said her last goodbye to 18 co-workers, and now she's immersed in her own brand of therapy: work. "I'd be pac- TCDDAD ing the floor if I • CHIWH wasn't here," •IHTIMi she said, clutching a eel- lular phone, sifting through a pile of phone messages. "I think this is what has kept me strong. We hug each other every time we see each other." Rogers heads the Federal Employees Credit Union, which lost 18 workers — all women — of 33 staffers on duty when the bomb ripped apart the government office building. Two of the dead remain entombed in rubble. Nearly four weeks later, 'the credit union — which reopened in temporary headquarters within 48 hours of the blast — has nine of its survivors back on the job, healing their wounds by tending to the business of others. "It's painful," said Bobbi Purvine, a 24-year-old teller who suffered minor injuries in the bombing, which killed 168 people in the nation's worst domestic terrorist attack. "But now it's up to us, the ones who are left behind, to be a team and carry on." While hundreds of workers from' the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building — which was home to more than a dozen federal agencies — are still struggling with the trauma of the bombing, others are Claim could cut into payments to women In the case of Manville Corp., asbestos claims brought 10 years ago are only now getting paid, and at a rate of 10 cents on the dollar. Some asbestos victims have died in the meantime. Women in the Dalkon Shield birth-control case had to wait years because of a bankruptcy filing by A.H. Robins & Co. But more than 96 percent of claims have -been paid. Dow Corning said women had no rfeason to be upset with the company. Seeking Chapter 11 pro- tectiqn should help Dow Corning survive to pay its share of the settlement, said T. Michael Jackson, Hillsboro student wins Merit scholarship Russell A. Clark, a senior at Hillsboro High School, is one of the National Merit Scholarship finalists to win a college- or university-sponsored Merit scholarship. Clark is among 2,500 of the finalists who will receive such scholarships. His scholarship is from Wheatland College near Chicago. The National Merit program had 6,700 finalists who will receive scholarships. The other scholarship winners were announced earlier this year. Jewell speech students sweep up the gold Jewell High School forensic students napped 10 gold medals setting a new school record at the State Speech Contest. Jewell had students competing in 12 events at the state competition, continuing the school's success in forensics. During the past four years, Jewell has had students competing in 46 events and earning a total of 36 gold medals. Students who won gold medals this year were: Erika Barrett, poetry and prose; Holly Kadel, extemporaneous speaking; Adam Topliff, improvised duet acting; Eric Bourbon, improvised duet acting; Lesley McCollough, im- tvFROM PAGE A1 Sheriff says problems at jail have been fixed weeks the jail was open, but there hadn't been problems with the wrong doors being opened. The doors can be operated manually in case of power failures. "We had some power failures, but things have been running pretty good the last couple of weeks," Wilson said. "It's not unusual to have problems when you're first opening." Bolin contended in the letter that the attorney visitation rooms also are not secure. The rooms can't be entered on the inmate side without a key, but once inside, an inmate can get out without a key. "When an inmate is done talking to his attorney, he simply walks out of the visit room — wherever he want's (sic). Because no guard is waiting for him," Bolin wrote. Wilson said the way the jail is constructed, every area an in- The Associated Press Florence Rogers, head of the Federal Employees Credit Union, returns phone calls at a temporary office Friday in Oklahoma City. slowly trickling back to jobs in makeshift offices around the city. "There are a lot of people out there who want to come back to work," said Stephen Weatherford, a representative in the Southwest for Housing and Urban Develop- ment Secretary Henry Cisneros. "I think we really underestimated their desire to be here. We really don't have enough space for them." V.Z. Lawton, a HUD housing inspector, is one of about 20 workers who have returned on a limited basis. "One thing that's going to help is we're not going back in the same . building," he said. "You're not going to have to look at an empty chair. There are going to be times when you think about it. But you try not to." HUD, which lost 35 of 124 employees in the April 19 bombing, has moved to a downtown building. Staffers have come from other cities to help, while some work was shifted to offices in Tulsa and Fort Worth, Texas. The Social Security Administration, where some 40 workers, customers and a volunteer were killed, will open a new office May 22. Much of the agency's business is being handled by phone or mail. Perhaps nowhere will the loss be felt more strongly than at the credit union, where many workers were close as family, swimming together, attending classes together, celebrating Christmas together. Rogers, a 24-year office veteran, was a combination mother hen and mentor; she had hired many staffers, and now, in the past three weeks, she watched them being laid to rest. "It felt very good when I got one up one morning and knew I was not going to dress for a funeral," said Rogers, who survived while seven others she was meeting with in her office died. One worker whose body has not been recovered, 22-year-old Christy Rosas, had been on the job only eight days. Within hours after the bombing, Rogers was arranging to reopen the credit union, which provides financial services to more than 15,000 members. STUDENT ACHIEVERS provised duet acting; David Robinett, improvised duet acting; Adam Topliff, prose; Matt Mahin, improvised duet acting; and Jeff Lewis, improvised duet acting. Two students who received "excellent" ratings at the contest were Rachael Ball, extemporaneous speaking, and Holly Kadel, prose. Solomon students place in science olympiad Thirteen students from Solomon Junior High School placed in a science olympiad competition in Salina. The top finishing students were: Brooke Roelofsen and Brandy Grontwoller in metric mastery; Kacle Richards in reptiles and amphibians; Bernie Kohman, Jay Montgomery and Tanya Byarlay in experimental design; Jessica Stultz and Dyan Swank in crimebusters; Brooke Roelofsen and Brandy Gronewoller in astronomy. South jazz band is ranked superior Salina South High School's jazz band is superior. At least that what judges at the Wichita Jazz Festival thought. South's jazz band received a superior, or the top rating given. The band specializes in swing music from the "Big Band" era. Members are Mlndy Catlin, Hilary Songer, Aaron Johnson, Anna Knutson, Chad Botz, Pam Williams, Kevin Buchwald, Matthew Toews, Tim Johnson, Rob Rominger, Chad ScovUle, Nathan Tysen, Mike Boldenow, John Henningsen, Jeremy Spencer, Ryan McCall, Laurie Shelton, Kelli Deuth, Paul White, Marty Shrader and Justin EUer. Hoxie students win history medals Four Hoxie High School students won medals at the Kansas History Day contest and qualified for the national history competition in June. Summer Schippcrs, a junior, took first in senior individual performance; Anna Schleferecke and Tara Krannaw- iter , second in senior group media presentation; Matt Peters took second in history paper writing. They will compete with about 2,000 other students at the National History Day contest in College Park, Md., on June 10-15. Other Hoxie students who earned the right to compete at the state level and their ratings were junior Sonya Cooper, superior rating in senior individual media, and freshman Laura Frazey, superior rating in senior individual performance. Wilson journalism students win at state Wilson High School journalism student Darrin Peschka won two first places in the Kansas Scholastic Press Association State Journalism Contest. Peschka, a junior, took first place in a headline carry-in contest and the yearbook copy writing contest. Also, Wilson High's yearbook won an award of merit and the school newspaper won an award of excellence. Other students who earned the right to compete at the state level were Carry Kepka, feature writing; Neal Patry, photography; and Brenda Heinz, headline writing and yearbook layout. Hoxie students place in state journalism meet Hoxie High School senior Andrea Morris captured first place in a cutline writing contest at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association State Journalism Contest. Also placing in the state competition were Hoxie seniors Cassie Hicks, third in cutline writing, and Andrea Baalman, third in yearbook layout-double page spread. Junior Sabrina William also qualified for the competition in newspaper sports writing. • From Staff Reports mate can reach is secure, which eliminates the need for corrections officers to escort minimum- and medium-security inmates to visiting rooms, the infirmary and other areas. When a minimum- or medium- security inmate leaves the attorney visiting room, corrections officers monitor his or her movements from the control booth. But Wilson said the maximum- security attorney visiting room is locked so that inmates can't get in or out without a corrections officer unlocking the door. Wilson said since Bolin escaped, security consultants from Phillips Swager and Associates and the Shaver Partnership have inspected the jail, looking for vulnerable areas, and problems have been corrected. A video monitor has been installed in each maximum-security area so corrections officers can better see in the mezzanine, or upper level of cells. Workers went through all of the cell areas, tightening every screw they could find. "Hopefully, there won't be anybody get out again," Wilson said. "We've identified any possible vulnerable spots as quickly as we could, then secured them as quickly as we could. "But you've got to realize we're locking down people who have nothing else to do other than to figure out how to get out." FOR YOUR INFORMATION a spokesman. "It should reassure women with implants because by taking this step and taking it now we can preserve our financial position," Jackson said. Nonetheless, the move raises the possibility that the company won't pay 100 cents on the dollar for its debts. Under Chapter 11, a company gets a reprieve from bills while it works out a way to pay creditors and survive as a healthy business. Its business decisions are subject to approval by a judge. Dow Corning, a joint venture of Dow Chemical Co, and Corning Inc., had 1994 sales of $2.2 billion in sales but reported a $6.8 million loss, which it attributed to the expenses of breast implant claims. The implant settlement, crafted by a federal judge in Birming- ham, was meant to resolve thousands of lawsuits against makers of silicone gel implants. It is the biggest product liability settlement in U.S. history. Dow Corning agreed to pay the largest share, $2 billion. But Dow Corning is still fighting hundreds of lawsuits by women who rejected the deal, and Jackson said that was a key consideration in seeking bankruptcy protection. The Food and Drug Administration has banned the use of silicone breast implants for patients who want them strictly for cosmetic reasons. Dow Corning and other manufacturers deny the products hurt anyone. The company took out full-page ads in major newspapers last week, defending the implants as safe even though it stopped making them in 1992. Women with implants initially were promised payments of $105,000 to $1.4 million through the settlement. But a recent analysis showed there was not enough money to compensate all the women seeking payments in the initial phase of the deal. Faced with those numbers, the judge presiding in the settlement instructed women's lawyers and implant manufacturers to renegotiate in a bid to save the agreement. Those talks began earlier this month. While estimates on the number of women with implants vary widely, more than 400,000 women have registered to participate in the settlement. Between 9,000 and 10,000 others have rejected the deal and are free to sue. Settlement talks resume today in Dallas. Hospital admissions ASBURY — Ula B. Beltz, Carrie E. Boder, Willard A. Carothers, Ann N. Corbett, Betty J. Isaacson, Taylor Anthony Krahl, Anita M. Mauch, Ruth P. Peterson, Brittany L. Scheele, Marissa K. Scheele, Ralph H. Swart and Irene E. Whitmer, all of Salina; Heather D. Howard, Lincoln; Mary Jane Krecklow, Culver, Marceline F. McCall, Concordia; Samuel A. Varney, Enterprise. ST. JOHN'S — Helen Ethel Crow, Salina; Lena V. Gravino, Kanopolis; Howard A. Dawe, Abilene; Cecelia M. Pahls, Tipton. Hospital dismissals ASBURY — Shelli K. Rehmert and baby boy, Earl G. Hatfield and Theresa S. Heinrich, all of Salina; John E. Ayers, Tescott; Dennis L. Bunch, Beloit; William H. Fleming, Kanopolis; Patricia J. Herrman, Norway. ST. JOHN'S — Keith Buttermore and Alex Phomma, both of Salina; Josephine M. White, Bennington; Bobby D. Campbell, Delphos. Births GIRLS: Sunny and Ann N. Corbett, Salina, 7 Ibs. 12 ozs., born May 15. Jason and Stacy L. Dougherty, Salina, 6 Ibs. 15 ozs., born May 8. BOYS: Jerry and Lori Wetter, Salina, 7 Ibs. 11 ozs., born May 13. Robert and Tami Gaston, Abilene, 7 Ibs. 6 oz., born May 14. Mark and Carla Kearns, Lindsborg, 8 Ibs. 5 ozs., born May 14. ^B; ^Numbers MONDAY'S DRAWINGS DAILY PICK 3 5-1-3 825-6OOO category 4866 Police blotter INJURY ACCIDENT — Timothy L. Sickler, 19, 2130 E. Crawford No. 320, was treated at St. John's Regional Health Center after the bicycle he was riding and a car driven by James M. Beltz, 28, 657 S. Ninth, collided at 6 p.m. Friday at Roach and Crawford streets. AGGRAVATED BATTERY — Patricia A. Wakefield, 24, 146 Hoover, was in stable condition at Asbury-Salina Regional Medical Center Monday after she suffered a broken jaw and other injuries when she was beaten at her home at 5:15 p.m. Friday. ARREST — Andrew R. Wakefield, 30, Farmington, N.H., arrested on aggravated battery and property damage charges in connection .with a Friday incident in which Patricia A. Wakefield, 24, Salina, was beaten at her home and a towel bar, wooden cabinet door and toilet seat were broken. CORRECTIONS Because of incorrect information given to the Journal, the time and location of Saline County Extension Service wheat tours were incorrectly reported Sunday. The first tour will be at 1:30 p.m. May 23 at the Vaughn Isaacson wheat plot at the intersection of Old Highway 81 and Mentor Road. The second is at 7 p.m. May 23 2.5 miles west of Solomon and 2.25 miles south on Gypsum Valley Road. ***** Because of a Journal error, employment information for Lcticia Perez was incorrect Sunday. Perez, a featured mother in the Lifestyles section, works at Exide Corp.

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