Maxine G. Fein
Written by Kathy Maurath Friday, 05 November 2010 03:27
Helen Barbara Vacariu
Written by Kathy Maurath Friday, 05 November 2010 03:26
Vivian Geraldine Wakeman, age 99, died Sunday evening, July 25, 2010, at Halstead Place.
She was born Dec. 28, 1910, at Dodge City, the daughter of Guy and Agnes Catherine (Miller) Houser. As a young girl, she attended the Dodge City school system, graduating from Dodge City High School in 1929. She was a lifetime resident of Ford and Meade County. She was a retired secretary to the principal of the Dodge City High School.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church; the Rebekah Lodge, having served as a past Noble Grand; the Fowler Squares, all of Fowler; and the Meade County Camper Club. She enjoyed crocheting, playing cards, in particular Gin Rummy, and square dancing.
On Aug. 16, 1931, she married Leslie E. “Elmer" Wakeman, at Dodge City. He precedes her in death.
Survivors include: a son, Leslie E. Wakeman, Jr. of Salida, Colo., two daughters, Karen Bevan of Halstead, Kathy Wakeman of Brighton, Colo., nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild .
Funeral services are 1 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 2010, at the Fowler United Methodist Church, Fowler, with Pastor Rod Beavan and Rev. Dick Robbins presiding. Friends may call until service time Thursday at the church. Interment will be in the Fowler Cemetery.
The family would welcome memorials to the Hospice Care of Kansas in care of Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com. Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
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