December 2020

Eva Neal

Eva Pearl (Oathout) Neal was born on December 19,1927 on the farm home in Grant County, Oklahoma.  Eva was the baby of eight children born to Jettie Lee and Minna Gertrude (McAdams) Oathout.  She had three brothers and four sisters - Lee Estil, Mildred Gertrude, Justina Maxine, Thelma Mollie, Jettie Edgar (J.E.), Charlie McAdams, and Opal Lois. Eva departed her earthly life of 93 years, to enter eternal life with her Savior Jesus Christ, on December 19, 2020.

Nikki McDermed

Nikki McDermed, 73, passed away on December 14, 2020 in Wichita, Kansas. Nikki Ruth (Cunningham) McDermed was born February 2, 1947, in Caldwell, KS to Percy and Clara (Skvor) Cunningham.  She attended school in Caldwell, from kindergarten and graduated in 1965. She spent most of her youth with her best friend Vonya, riding horses or just hanging out.

Nikki married Bob McDermed on March 1, 1974 in Caldwell.  She loved spending time with her grandkids and great-grand kids.

Jerry A. Cowell

Jerry Allen Cowell passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at the age of 71 in Haysville, Kansas. He was born on January 10, 1949 in Caldwell, Kansas to Roy Emerson and Aloise Josephine (Gerberding) Cowell. He grew up with two brothers, Ronnie who was older and Jack who was younger.

As a family, they enjoyed coyote hunting, playing cards and games with relatives and during the summer months boating and camping. They belonged to the Wellington Boat Club where they met several local families.

Carolyn Tomsu

Carolyn Ann Tomsu passed away on December 1, 2020. She was born on Jan 15, 1937 to Abby Albert Ashlock and Beulah (Bowers) Ashlock in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. She was the youngest of three; brothers Donald DeWayne Ashlock of Kailua, Hawaii and Dojuanna Joyce Manes of Sand Springs, Oklahoma.