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Dolores I. Allen, 86

Posted 7/12/2018

BURRTON—Dolores I. Allen, 86, was born on Jan. 20, 1932 in Wisconsin.  She died June 20, 2018. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her oldest daughter, April Ann Allen Philpot, and her husband Eugene Allen. 

She is survived by daughter Carol Ann Allen Collins, her grandchildren Rhyen Naab, TeeJay  (Daytona) Naab, and Ravan (Chase) Emler, two great grand children Koda and Kenna and close family friends Bob and Pat Holbrook. 

Cremation has taken place. 

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Vicky L. Frederick, 63

Posted 7/12/2018

HALSTEAD--Vicky L. Frederick 63 died Friday July 6, 2018 at her rural Halstead residence.  She was born October 1, 1954 in Herrington, Kansas to Samuel and Jackie (Ream) French.  On October 7, 1972 she married Victor J. Frederick at Hutchinson, Kansas and he survives of the home.

Vicky was a homemaker who enjoyed being a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  She had a love of animals especially her dog and horse Mingo.  Trips to Colorado were a highlight for Vicky and she enjoyed motorcycle trips with her husband.  She had worked at the Harley Davidson dealership in Wichita where she enjoyed her time and made many friends.  Vicky enjoyed photography and looked forward to relaxing with a good book. 

She is survived by her husband Vic of the home; daughters Dina (Roland) Potter of Mulvane, Kansas and Shawna (Josh) Richter of Hutchinson, Kanasas; one brother Schy French of Colorado and one sister Roxie Isenagle of Austin, Texas.  She also has 5 granddaughters: Tristan Potter, Cheyenn West, Jadyn Potter, Sienna Richter and Samantha Richter.

Vicky is preceded in death by her parents.

Graveside Committal service will be 10:00 a.m., Monday July 9, 2018 at Restlawn Gardens of Memory rural Newton, Kansas with Chaplain John Hull presiding.  Visitation will be 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to Good Shepherd Hospice in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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Rita C. (Moran) Pumilia, 85

Posted 7/12/2018

Rita C. (Moran) Pumilia, 85, Wichita, Kansas, died Thursday, July 5, 2018, at Brookdale East, Wichita.

Mrs. Pumilia was born July 25, 1932, in rural Rush County, Kansas, the daughter of William P. and Rosa (Marak) Moran.  She was a resident of Wichita for four years, moving from Kansas City, Kansas.  A graduate of Mount St. Scholastica Academy, and Mount St. Scholastica College, both of Atchison, she was an engineer for AT&T before her retirement.

On June 4, 1977, she married Carl Pumilia at Reno, Nevada.  He preceded her in death Sept. 30, 2010.

Survivors include:  her stepson, Bob Pumilia, Pennsylvania; her stepdaughter, Linda Matchett, Pennsylvania; and many nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, James Moran, Vincent Moran, and Bill Moran; and three sisters, Marcelline Wendling, Mary Ann Moran, and Jean Moran.

Church visitation was Monday, July 9 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, McCracken, Kansas.

Funeral service were also Monday, July 9, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, McCracken, with Father Eric Gyamfi officiating.  Interment will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to St. Mary’s Heritage, McCracken.

Condolences or remembrances may be left for the family at

Arrangements were by Janousek Funeral Home, 719 Pine Street, P O Box 550, La Crosse, Kansas 67548, 785-222-2517.

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David Richard Galliart, 91

Posted 7/5/2018

WILLIAMSBURG, Va.—David Richard Galliart, loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother, passed away on June 29, 2018, in Williamsburg, Virginia.  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 on July 5, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg, Virginia, 23188. Online condolences may be shared at

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