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Simpson, Capitola Blanch (Leap)

Gaines, Joyce

Skaer, Marilynn S. (Marten)


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b14#68 2009

Augusta Daily Gazette [Kansas], “2009-09-05,” Digital Augusta, accessed August 3, 2020,

Capitola Simpson

Capitola Blanche Leap Simpson, 95. died Saturday, Sept.5, 2009 in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Viewing from 1-7 p.m., with family greeting friends from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, at Headley Funeral Chapel, Augusta. Funeral service at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, at the Augusta First United Methodist Church. Interment at Elmwood Cemetery following the service.
She was born Aug. 28, 1914 at Furley, Kan. to Corbit Charles Leap and Stella Blanche Bachelder Leap. Capitola attended school at Furley and Whitewater where she graduated from high school in 1930. She earned a life teaching certificate in elementary education from Butler County Junior college graduating in 1932. She taught six years in a one-room school house at Green Valley rural school in Sedgwick County, Kan. While at junior college, she met Virgil Leonard
Simpson and married him on March 23, 1940. To this union were born three children: a son, Virgil Lynn and two daughters, Louise Estelle and Glennis Jean.
Virgil preceded her in death, Oct. 13, 1982. In 2000, Capitola married Warren L. Proctor, who preceded her in death on Sept. 23, 2006. She was also preceded in death by her parents and brother, Richard Leap.
At an early age Capitola accepted Jesus as her Savior and remained faithful throughout her life.
She was very active in her church and the Christian Forum Class, of which she was a member for more than 60 years, until her health declined. Capitola was past president of the United Methodist Women for four years after serving four years as vice-president. She was past president of Sorosis Club and Pegasus Camera Club. She was a member of the Augusta Medical Complex Auxiliary. Capitola was a
talented seamstress and excelled in both oil and china painting.
Capitola is survived by: her sister, Charlotte Rutschman of North Newton; brother-in-law, Robert Simpson of Augusta; children, Lynn Simpson and his wife, Carolyn of Pratt; Louise Reimer of Pratt; Glennis Peterman and her husband, Michael of Edmond, Okla.; 7 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; cousins, and many nieces and nephews; Zora
Graves of Wichita, Capi-tola’s devoted companion and caregiver during the last several years of her life.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the Augusta First United Methodist Church or Mercy Hospice.
Arrangements by Headley Funeral Chapel, Augusta.

Joyce Gaines

Joyce Gaines, 51, Douglass, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009.
tion 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Hilyard-Smith Funeral Home, Douglass; service 2 p.m. Friday, Trinity Lutheran Church, Winfield.
Her survivors include: mother, Verna Bode; husband, Dustin Gaines; children, Joshua Gaines, Katie Hickerson, Holly Hickerson, Heather Hickerson, Jessica Gaines; siblings, John D. Bode, James Bode, Linda Knott, Lana Murphy; mother-in-law, Norma (Larry) Peterson; sister-in-law, Marcia (Jerry) Murry; brother-in-law, Alan (Addie) Gaines; numerous nieces,
nephews, friends, and her beloved pet, Rocky.
Memorial established with Trinity Lutheran Church, 910 Mound St., Winfield, KS 67156.
Arrangements by Hilyard-Smith Funeral Home, Douglass.

Marilynn S. Skaer

Marilynn S. (Marten) Skaer, 65, Augusta, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009.
Service arrangements are pending with Headley Funeral Chapel, Augusta.

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