L. Lois Lake

L. Lois Lake, 85, of Derby and formerly of McPherson, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 5, 2015, at Derby Health & Rehabilitation Center, Derby, KS.  She was retired from Beechcraft in Wichita where she had worked as a stockroom clerk.

Lois was born on December 28, 1929, in Hillsboro, Kansas, the daughter of Fred J. and Ellen Carrie (Kasper) Winter.  She attended the local schools around Lehigh and graduated from Lehigh High School in 1947.

On September 7, 1947, Lois was united in marriage to Walter C. Lake, Jr. in Lehigh, KS.  He preceded her in death on May 13, 2009.

Lois was a 50 year member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, McPherson.

Survivors include: daughter, Rita Goben (Bob) of Derby, KS; grandson, Aaron Lake (Kim) of Derby, KS; great-grandsons, Austin & Peyton Lake of Derby, KS; sister, Betty Brewer of McPherson, KS; dear friend, Geri Sledge of Flower Mound, TX; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a daughter, Julie Lake, brother, Glenn Winter, and sisters, Wilma Schroeder, Joyce Gooding, Mary Tector, and Virginia Schulz.

The funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Friday, July 10, 2015, at Stockham Family Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at McPherson Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at Stockham Family Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be given to Derby Health & Rehabilitation Center or Rivercross Hospice in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.  Personal condolences may be sent to the family

C. Dwain Nelson

C. Dwain Nelson, 87, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away Friday, July 3, while in the company of his son, at Cedars House.

Charles was born in McPherson, Kansas on August 17, 1927, a son of Jennie Marilla (DuBois) and Charles Roy Nelson.

Dwain attended the McPherson grade schools, McPherson Junior High and graduated from McPherson High school, McPherson, Kansas.

He was a lifetime member of First United Methodist Church McPherson, Kansas.

Dwain began working with his father at a young age at Prairie Gardens, and later started Nelson Nursery both of McPherson in which he retired from.

Dwain was a member of the Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. #502, McPherson and the Kansas Nursery Association.

Dwain was united in marriage to Gloria Jean Ferguson on July 31, 1949 at Montezuma, Kansas. The young couple established their first home together in McPherson. They were blessed with the birth of a daughter, Dee and a son, Ron.

Dwain is survived by his children, Ron Nelson and his wife Kim, of McPherson, Kansas, Dee Ann Carlson and her husband Bob, of Dodge City, Kansas; three grandchildren, Jamie Fernandez and her husband Chas, Matt Carlson, and Kristin Nelson; other relatives and a host of friends.

Dwain was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Gloria.

Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at the McPherson Cemetery, McPherson, Kansas, with Reverend Chris Whitacre officiating.

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