Digital Augusta

Augusta, Kansas

Collection: 1984






Wooley, Ruth S.

Binder, George Raymond "Ray"

Will, Nina B.

Roa, Violet Imogene

Thornton, Douglas R. "Randy"


Obituaries published in the Augusta Daily Gazette


Augusta Daily Gazette, Augusta, Kansas, USA


Augusta Historical Museum, Augusta, Kansas, USA


Augusta Public Library, Augusta, Kansas, USA











Augusta Daily Gazette, Augusta, Kansas, USA, “1984-01-09,” Digital Augusta, accessed December 6, 2022,

The Augusta Daily Gazette

Augusta Burial For Ruth Wooley
Ruth S. Wooley, 72, Omaha, Neb., died there Thursday.
Memorial services were Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Omaha.
The graveside service was this morning at the Elmwood Cemetery here.
A memorial has been
established with the American Cancer Society.
She was born Jan. 31, 1911 She married Logan Wooley. He survives.
Lahey Mortuary in Wichita was in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, January 10, 1984
Brother Dies In Wichita
George Raymond “Ray” Binder, 68, Wichita, brother of Ruby Graver and Virginia Cody, both of Augusta, died Saturday at the Veterans Administration Hospital.
His Masonic graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Elmwood Cemetery here.
He was born Oct. 13, 1915 in Leslie, Ark., to George J. and Laura Varina Cook Binder.
He married Thelma V. Nuckolls July 21, 1946 at the Augusta First Christian Church. She survives.
He was an oilfield worker most of his life. He worked for Continental Oil Co. of Geneseo and Aladdin Petroleum Co., in Arkansas City, refuel producer for Continental Oil Co. Later he was employed by Cardwell Manufacturing Co.
In 1978, he retired from Cessna Aircraft in Wichita where he was a machinist.
Binder was a member of the First Christian Church, the Masonic Lodge of Geneso. He was a World War II veteran.
Other survivors include brothers, Walter of Donna, Texas and Paul of Greensburg; sisters, Pearl Hurley and Dorothy McCoy, both of Wichita and Ruth Church of Newton, and several nieces and nephews.

Mother Dies In Wichita
Nina B. Will, 60, Newton, mother of Karen Bevan of Leon, died Saturday at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita.
Her funeral was today at the Zion Lutheran Church in Newton. Rev. David Johns officiated and burial was in the Rest Lawn Gardens of Memory.
A memorial has been established with the American Diabetes Association.
She was born Oct. 11, 1923 in Bazaar to William and Bernice Wilson Taylor.
She married Harold Will. He survives.
She worked as a nurse aide.
Other survivors include a son, William of Newton; daughters, Jolene Baldridge and Alma Will, both of Newton; her mother, Bernice Taylor of Newton and six grandchildren.

Former Wichitan Dies In Arizona
Violet Imogene Roa, 62, Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Wichita, died Saturday. Her funeral will be at Dunsford’s Funeral Home of Augusta and burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery here.
She is survived by an aunt, Vera Maxwell, and a niece, Barbara Stewart, both of Augusta.
The service will be 2 o’clock Friday afternoon at Dunsford’s. Rev. Clyde Billingsly from the Southgate Baptist Church in Haysville will officiate.
Friends may visit the funeral home from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday.
She was born July 7, 1921 in Florence to Glenn and Violet Jack McWhorter.
She married Joe Henry Roa. He survives.
She was a secretary in the U.S. Air Force.
She was a Baptist.

Wednesday, January 11, 1984
‘Randy’ Thornton Funeral Thursday
A funeral service for Douglas R. “Randy” Thornton, 29, formerly of 1322 Henry, will begin at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at the Dunsford Funeral Home of Augusta.
Thornton died Sunday, Jan. 8, at a Douglass residence where he was beginning to make a new home.
Rev. George Goudie, pastor of the First Southern Baptist Church, will officiate at tomorrow’s service and burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.
Thornton, a mechanic for Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, was born April 21, 1954.
He and the former Pamela J. Harlan were married Aug. 15, 1978 at Mt. Hope, Kan. She survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Erica and Aleen; a sister, Rhonda Hagebusch; his parents, Charles and Mary Thornton; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Thornton Sr. and Faye Payton, all of Augusta. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, K.N. Payton.

Death Was Accidental
The young man died from an accidental drug overdose, according to Butler County sheriff’s office investigators.
Sheriff Dave Williams said Thornton was on blood pressure medication and had apparently taken a couple of sleeping pills.
“We will not know the exact cause of death until the pathologist has concluded his testing and given us the results,” the sheriff adds. “That can take some time.”
Dr. William Eckert is the pathologist in charge.

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