West Cemetery
El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas


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Name Birth Date Death Date Other Information
Grange, Teresa M. 3-2-1927  11-29-2005 b. & d. El Dorado ks Butler co, D/O Arthur & Mary (Reiscump)Scharping. W/O Lee Roy Grange.
Wilson, Oliver Wendell 11-10-1924    8-14-2005  b. Midian ks Butler co, d.  wichita, He was a self made quiet man of many skills, interests, talents and friends Wendell was the son of Glen Wilson, an oilfield worker and Hattie Jackson Wilson, a dedicated wife and Mother. Wendell grew up in the tough Kansas world of the 1920's and 30's living around the oilfields along with his five half brothers and one sister. He attended El Dorado High School followed by a 3 year commitment to the CCC prior to joining the US Army in 1943 at age 19. Wendell proudly served America during World War ll in the Medical Corp in India, China and Burma until the war ended. Shortly after the war, he became the proud Son in Law of Tom and Dovie Mae Flippen of El Dorado. He began the courtship of their daughter Betty Jane Coleman at the skating rink in Augusta, Kansas. That romance led to their marriage at a church parsonage in Leon, Kansas in 1946. He was 22. After the war Wendell not only dedicated his career and life time to Betty and their families but to his employment with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 38 years. Wendell's talents and interests were always diverse. He always sought out hobbies and interests that became a great challenge both physically and intellectually for him. He was a consummate handyman and mechanic; as well as an avid golfer, bowler and ballroom dancer. Wendell's family and friends will always remember his slow walking gait, his smiles, his faultless honesty, his remarkable slowness to anger, his love of humor, fondness of holidays, his extended family and most of all the love he shared with his dear Betty Jane. Wendell loved his fellow workers and especially his fellow masons. He was a passionate and dedicated member of the Masonic order serving Sunflower Lodge Number 86 as past Worshipful Master in 1968. Wendell is survived by his loving soul mate, caregiver and wife of 59 years Betty Jane Coleman Wilson, his brothers, Glen, Louis, Larry, Jimmie, Monte, sister Bonnie Kennedy and sisters in law Katie Mae Collier, Mary Alice Phillips, Laverne Hanes, Bobbie Mears and many loving nieces and nephews

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