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Augusta, Kansas

Collection: 2008





Wheeler, Martha Naomi

Patterson, Charles R. "Chuck"


Obituaries published in the Augusta Daily Gazette


Augusta Daily Gazette [Kansas]


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Augusta Daily Gazette [Kansas], “2008-02-04,” Digital Augusta, accessed May 25, 2020,

Martha Naomi Wheeler

Martha Naomi Wheeler, 91, of Augusta, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2008.
Viewing 2-8 p.m. Wednesday,
with family to greet friends from 5-7 p.m. at Headley
Funeral Chapel, Augusta. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at First United Methodist Church, Augusta. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta.
Martha Naomi Jones was bom in Delaware, Okla, on Dec. 17, 1916. She was the daughter of the late Marguerite Mae and Samuel Elmer Jones. At the age of seven, she relocated, with her family, to Augusta and spent the rest of her life here. Naomi graduated from Augusta High School in 1936. On Feb. 23, 1937, she married John D. Wheeler in Douglass. They were married for 61 years. Naomi worked at Boeing during WW II and again in the 1970's. She also enjoyed working at the Garfield school lunch program. Above all, she enjoyed being a homemaker and spending time with her extended family, friends, and her neighbors.
She leaves behind: her daughter Nancy Welch and husband Ray of Georgetown, Texas; granddaughter, Lara Borne, her husband Steve and their children Brendan, Kevin and Natalie of Camp Hill, Pa.; and granddaughter Janna Welch (Warner), her husband Ben and their children Isaac and Nate of Austin, Texas. She is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John; sisters, Thelma Gragg, Winifred Starr, Faye Carson and Marie Gilliland; and by brothers, Jesse and Gerald Jones.
Memorials to the Augusta Senior Center.
Arrangements by Headley Funeral Chapel, Augusta.

Charles R. “Chuck” Patterson

Charles R. “Chuck” Patterson, 75, of El Dorado, retired coowner of Creative Keepsakes, passed away
peacefully at his home on Saturday, Feb.2,2008, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Service to celebrate his life will be held at 1:30 p.m. on
Thursday, Feb. 7, at Carlson Funeral Home Chapel, El Dorado. Burial will follow the service at Walnut Valley Memorial Park, El Dorado.
Charles was bom July 26, 1932, in Augusta, the youngest child of William Harry Patterson, Sr. and Mabel Mae Clause. After graduation from Augusta High School in 1950, he attended Butler County Junior College, served in the United States Army during the Korean War, and graduated from Wichita State University with a degree in business. He married Shirley Baum on Nov. 23,^
1955, in El Dorado. Throughout the years, he worked at Haberleins Clothing Store and was coowner of
Haberlein/Patterson Clothing Store. He was a real estate agent with Lewis Simmons Agency and an insurance agent with Farm Bureau Insurance. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church and on the board of the Family Life Center Safehouse in El Dorado. He loved coaching summer youth baseball and softball teams in Augusta and El Dorado. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and volunteering. Charles was devoted and loving husband and father, and a friend to all who knew him.
He leaves: his wife of 52 years, Shirley; his children, Karen and Kenneth; sisters, Azela Dill (Kenneth) and Aurilla White; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death
by his parents; sisters, Viona Scott and Rowena Cornelius; and brother, William Harry Patterson, Jr.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorials in Charles’ name to Family Life Center Safehouse, Hospice Care of Kansas (El Dorado), or a charity of donor’s choice.
Please share memories with is family through the online quest book at "http://www.carlsoncolomal.

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