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Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS
Wednesday, January 8, 2003
OKETO. Joseph D. "Sandy" Sandefur, 68, Oketo, died Tuesday, January 7, 2003, at a Lincoln, Neb. hospital. Mr. Sandefur served in the Air Force from October 1951 until retiring at the rank of sergeant in November 1971. He was crew chief on several types of aircraft, primarily C-130s in Korea and Vietnam, and was decorated with several medals.
He was born September 30, 1934, in Shelbyville, Ind., to Stanley and Gertrude Leppart Sandefur.
He married Nancy Affhold Trainor Sandefur on May 15, 1981, in Raytown, Mo. She survives.
Other survivors include five sons, Michael Sandefur and Randy Sandefur, both of Great Falls, Mont., Michael Rainor, Webster, Mass., Patrick Trainor, Sioux Falls, S. D., and Sean Tranor, Colorado Springs, Colo.; two daughters, Kathy Deschaine, Chicopee, Mass., and Peggy Hicks, Barneston, Neb.; a brother, Stanley Groomer, Greenfield, Ind.; 20 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Kinsley Mortuary Chapel. Burial will be in Oketo Cemetery. Mr. Sandefur will lie in state from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.
Contributions may be made to the Joseph D. Sandefur Memorial Fund to be designated at a later date and sent in care of the mortuary.
The Topeka Capital-Journal, Topeka,
Shawnee County, KS; Saturday, September 28, 2002
TORONTO-- George Frank Van Dyke, 78, Torono, died Thursday, September 26, 2002, at an Overbrook nursing home. Mr. Van Dyke worked for Evans Motor Co. in wichita and later for Wichita Transportation and General Baking Co. He worked in the sheet metal department for Boeing Aircraft in Wichita from October 1950 until he retired on Feb. 1, 1985. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was born February 9, 1924, in rural Bourbon county near Devon, to George Lester and Elsie Gladys Canady Van Dyke. He was raised on a farm near Fort Scott and moved to Wichita in 1942, where he took automobile mechanics training. Mr. Van Dyke was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Burlington Branch and the American Legion Post at Toronto. He married A. Arlene Sandefur on July 18, 1958, in Wichita. She died January 14, 1990. Mr. Van Dyke also was preceded in death by a great-grandaughter, Erica Arlen Rinehart. Survivors include two daughters, Julie Jane Hitt, Lyndon, and Paula Anne Shelton, Toronto; a brother, Earl LeRoy Van Dyke, Fairfield, Calif.; a sister, Arleta Monroe, Wichita; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Campbell Funeral Home in Yates Center. Burial with gravesdie military honors will be in Toronto Cemetery in Toronto. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
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