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Virginia Anne Davison, 82

Posted 6/7/2018

SEDGWICK—Virginia Anne Davison, age 82, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away June 1, 2018.

Virginia was born June 6, 1935, in Newton, to Joseph Allen and Anna Gertrude (Umholtz) Hershberger. She attended country schools in Zimmerdale, Chase County, and Putman. In 1944, the family moved to Sedgwick where she graduated from high school, in 1953.

She married Jerry Davison, June 25, 1955, in Sedgwick. Their children are Jerald (JD), Carol and Paul. She was an employee of First National Bank in Newton. She served on the USD 439 School Board for five-and-a-half years.

Virginia was an active member of the Sedgwick United Methodist Church, Emma Creek Quilt Guild, GFWC Amitie Club, and her special “little sewing group.” She did most of her sewing on a Singer treadle sewing machine. Virginia enjoyed going to ballgames, sewing, reading, crocheting, playing Rook and Pitch card games, canning produce from the garden, growing flowers, being a Cub Scout Den Mother and Girl Scout Leader, and serving in the church kitchen Fall Festival supper. She also enjoyed yearly trips to Branson in the fall and other scenic trips.

Survivors include, husband, Jerry of 62 years, brother, Joe Hershberger, sons, Jerald (JD) and wife Connie, Paul and his wife Diane, daughter, Carol Mies and husband Steve, seven grandchildren, two foster grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Richard, Kenneth and Carl, and sisters Alma Ewert, Bonnie Jantz and Doris Jones.

A Celebration of Life service was held Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at the Sedgwick United Methodist Church. Visitation was Monday, June 4 at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton.

Memorials are suggested to the Sedgwick United Methodist Church, RiverCross Hospice, or the Gideons and may be sent in care of Petersen Funeral Home, 215 N. Main, Newton, Kansas.

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Donald M. Munds

Posted 5/31/2018

COOKSON, Okla. – Donald M. Munds of Cookson, Oklahoma, was born in Russell, Kansas in 1942 and passed away surrounded by family on May 19, 2018. He graduated from Burrton High School and attended Hutchinson Junior College.  He worked 35 years for AT&T as a lineman and retired as a manager in 2000. 

He married his wife Carol in Wichita and they moved to Cookson to live on the banks of Lake Tenkiller for 29 years.

He was always active and worked hard all his life.  He could fix anything.  He had an adventurous spirit and traveled with his wife Carol all over the country in their RV spending the last 18 winters in Alamo, Texas.  He enjoyed visiting Africa with family just a few months before he passed. 

Over the years he spent many hours working in the wood shop making keepsakes for loved ones.  He was also on the first responder team helping during medical emergencies in their park.  He loved to laugh and always had a fun trick waiting for those he loved.  He loved time at the lake.  He could catch fish when no one else was and was adept at making sure the fish found their way to the grandkids poles. He could ski on one ski while wearing a hat and never get wet.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Johnny and Nora Ellen Munds, brother JL (Janey, surviving) and sister Susann (Ernest, surviving). 

In addition to his surviving wife, Carol Munds, other surviving family members are, Sally Ediger - sister, Donald Munds, Jr. (Maru), Debbie Henderson (Mark) and their mother Judy Hampton; Catherine Etheridge, Betty Jo Lawson, JoAnn Russell (Chad), eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Family and friends will celebrate his life at 2 p.m. on June 4 in Burrton at the Faith Community Bible Church.  A reception and visitation with family will be held after the service at the church, and the family would love to share stories of Don's love and the fun he always had.


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Donald B. Heidebrecht, 90

Posted 5/24/2018

Donald B. Heidebrecht, 90, died Oct. 3, 2017. He was born Feb. 11, 1927.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Memorial Day, May 28 at Burrton Cemetery.

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Harrison Darrell Robinson, 67

Posted 5/24/2018

BURRTON—Harrison Darrell Robinson, 67, died May 16, 2018 in Wichita.

He was born Sept. 18, 1950, at Kingman, the son of Frank and Marguerette Bailey Robinson. A resident of Burrton, he was an engineering technician for KDOT.

Harrison was a member of the U.S. Army National Guard.

On July 18, 1987, he married Elaine Dick at Spivey, Kansas. Other survivors include sons Shane, Shelton and Dean; daughters Shelley Armstrong, Sabrina Hughes, and Elizabeth Geer; brother Dale; eight grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brother Dean.

Funeral services were 2 p.m., Monday, May 21, at the Livingston Funeral Home, Kingman.  Friends called from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home. Burial was at Walnut Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made with the Salvation Army in care of the funeral home.

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