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Willis David Swart

Posted 4/9/2014

BENTLEY – Willis David Swart, 75, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at his residence at Bentley.

He was born Feb. 23, 1939 at Wichita to Willis Driscoll and Kathryn Frances (O’Bryan) Swart.

He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a former Wichita Fire Department Captain and retired Chief of the Fort Riley Fire Department.

On February 7, 1959 he married Nancy Dee Pitts at Wichita; she survives at home.

Other survivors include son: Wesley Swart, Haysville; daughters: Kathryn Deann Knox, Salina; Denise Swart, Wyoming, Mich.; brother: Richard (Thelma) Swart, Leavenworth; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Robby Swart, and a brother, Robert Swart.

Graveside services were held Monday at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Bentley, with Pastor Steve Tandy officiating.

Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society in care of Kaufman Funeral Home.

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James Wayne Carroll, 66

Posted 4/9/2014

HALSTEAD – James Wayne “Uncle Jim” Carroll, 66, retired Air Capital delivery truck driver, passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2014.

He was born in Wichita to John Raymond Carroll and Mary Frances (Petersen) Carroll. He was a graduate of North High School, Wichita.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Carroll, of the home; son Michael Carroll of Wichita; brothers Victor (Barbara) Carroll of Wichita, Robert (Debra) Carroll of Grover Beach, Calif., Troy (Debbie) Carroll of Benton; sisters Susan (Steve) Brown of Waverly, Ill., Melinda Miskell of Wichita, Cynthia (Jerry) Oltmanns of Wichita, Mary Grimmett of Eureka and Angela (Joe) Morris of Eureka; 28 nieces and nephews, 47 great nieces and nephews; and one great-great nephew.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Carroll, brother Mark E. Carroll, and his nephew, Joseph Noland.

Service was held Wednesday at Baker Funeral Home, 100 S. Cedar, Valley Center. Private family burial will be held at Hillside Cemetery, Sedgwick. Condolences may be left for the family at 

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Genevieve A. Davison, 83

Posted 4/9/2014

SEDGWICK – Genevieve A. Davison, 83, homemaker, died Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Newton Medical Center.

She was born Feb. 28, 1931, at Newton, to Leon G. and Jennie C. (Stevens) Hollister.

She was a lifelong Sedgwick resident and was a former employee and volunteer at the Lillian Tear Public Library at Sedgwick.

On Oct. 3, 1953 she married Jimmie L. Davison at Sedgwick.  He survives at home in Sedgwick.

Other survivors include son: Cary (Sondra) Davison, Sedgwick, and a sister Virginia Regier, Hiawatha.

She was preceded in death by her twin brother, Gerald, and brother, Gilbert Stevens, and a sister, Doris Barkyoumb.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. with the family present 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 11, 2014 at Sedgwick United Methodist Church, Sedgwick with Rev. Paul Stephens officiating.

Burial at Hillside Cemetery, Sedgwick.

Memorials may be given to Lillian Tear Library in care of Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead.

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