- Published: 24 November 2015
Anita Lea Fillingim, 77, died Nov. 12, 2015 in Wichita. She was born Feb. 12, 1938, at Minneola, Kan., the daughter of Otto A. and Mildred Oral McMichael Esplund. A longtime Kingman resident, having also lived in Thomaston, Ga., and Bucklin and Lincoln, Kan., she was a retired K-12 vocal music teacher. She was a founder of “Share the Love” meals ministry, Kingman. On Aug. 3, 1963, she married W. Claude Fillingim at Minneola. Other survivors include a son David; daughters Tanya Hein and Debra Raffety; sister Linda Barnes; and grandchildren Aaron and Kaylea Hein. She was preceded in death by an infant son Layne; and an infant sister Roxanna. Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 at the Livingston Funeral Home, Kingman. Graveside services were at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, at the Minneola␣ Cemetery. Memorials may be made with the Kingman Youth For Christ Mentoring Program in care of the funeral home.
- Published: 24 November 2015
Katie Webb, 78 years old, passed away on Nov. 17, 2015 at the Manor of the Plains in Dodge City. Catherine Fredericka Hogue was born on Feb. 12, 1936 in Goodland, Kan., to Sid and Tempa (Taylor) Hogue. She graduated from Goodland High School in 1954. In 1954 she enrolled at Fort Hays State University to pursue a nursing career. In 1956, Katie married Donald Webb of Lincoln and they moved to Pratt. During their time in Pratt, their three children were born; daughter Cynthia Venard, daughter Debra Bush, and son Terry Webb. In 1962 the family moved to Hutchinson. In 1964, the family moved to Dodge City where they still reside. In Dodge City, Katie worked for Southwestern Bell for a short time. She then enrolled at St. Mary’s of the Plains College, where she earned her BS in Elementary Education. In 1969, she started teaching at Northwest Elementary School, where she taught sixth, fourth, and first grade for 29 years. During those years, she earned her Master’s in Education from Kansas State University. In 1997, Katie and Don took early retirement and traveled to historical places on the east coast with their grandchildren (five trips total). Katie was actively involved in several volunteer activities; Jobs Daughters, Casa for CASA, Toys for Tots, Girl and Boy Scouts, Victory in the Valley, USD 443 Learning Center, Red Cross Blood Mobile, and collected Teddy Bears for the Sheriff’s Office and Ford County EMS. Preceding her in death are her parents, Sid and Tempa Hogue, an aunt, Syrena Bergsma, a brother, John Hogue and wife Barbara Werner Hogue, and grandson Josh Venard. Those celebrating her life; husband, Don Webb, daughter, Cindy and Don Venard, daughter, Debbie and Dean Bush, son, Terry and Micki Webb, 11 grandchildren; Eric Venard, Jackie Venard, Kathy Falcon, Jason Cox, Chelsey Cox, Megan Welsh, Chris Venard, Jeremy Webb, Nicole Swenson, Cedric Venard, Seth Bush, and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral service was held at the First United Methodist Church on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. Jerre Nolte presiding. Inurnment will be at a later date. Memorials are suggested to Circle Of Hope or First United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at swaimfuneralhome.com.