Digital Augusta

Augusta, Kansas

Collection: 1984





Riggs, Virginia N.

Cunningham, Sally Marie

Laughlin, Oddie A.

Wills, Robert C.

Sapp, Floy Elizabeth


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, “1984-11-26,” Digital Augusta, accessed December 6, 2022,

The Augusta Daily Gazette
Monday, November 26, 1984
Ex-Augustan dies at 76
Virginia N. Riggs, 76, Peabody, formerly of Augusta, died Sunday at a Newton hospital.
A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Elmwood Cemetery here. Rev. Burl Allison Jr. will officiate.
She was born June 9, 1908 in Oklahoma to Charles and Mary Ku Coons.
She married Archie Riggs July of 1930. He preceded her in death in 1964.
She was a retired nursing home employee.
Survivors include a son, Archie N. Riggs Jr., of Peabody; a daughter, Shirley J. Burton of Olathe, Colo.; sisters, Cora Wilk of Augusta and Antonia
Allen of Wichita; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Mother dies in Wichita
Sally Marie Cunningham, 42, Wichita, mother of Greta R. Hunsucker of Douglass, died Friday at St. Joseph Medical Center in Wichita.
Her funeral service was at 2 p.m. today at the Lakeview Mortuary. Rev. Gary Harms officiated and burial was in the Lakeview Gardens.
She was born Dec. 7, 1941 in Kansas to Robert and Alma Taylor Crawford She married Walter W. Cunningham. He survives.
Other survivors include sons, Gerald L. Whiteman of Winfield, John Wohl of Burns Flat, Okla., Joe P. Sona of Harper, Sam A. Sona of Topeka; daughters, Florence R. Sona, Violet M. Wohl and Brenda L. Winters, all of Wichita, Peggy S. Garza of Burns Flat; father, Robert Crawford of Tuttle, Okla.; mother, Alma Neet of Pittsburg; brothers, Albert Crawford of Wichita, James Burdette, Robert Ross
Burdette, both of Topeka, John Gasswint of Tempe, Ariz., Billy Gasswint, address unavailable; sisters, Mary Dragoo of Pittsburg, Betty Gasswint of Mesa, Ariz., and five grandchildren.

Oddie Laughlin dies in Wichita
Oddie A. Laughlin, 83, Wichita, mother of June Howe of Augusta, died Wednesday at the St. Joseph Medical Center in Wichita.
Her funeral service was at 3 p.m. today at the Resthaven Mortuary in Wichita. Dr. David Bishop officiated and burial was in the Resthaven Gardens of Memory.
A memorial has been established with the Westside Baptist Church.
She was born July 23, 1901 in Perry County, Indiana to John William and Mary Catherine Fritz Cunningham.
She married Carter Laughlin May 23, 1926 in Greensburg. He survives.
She was a seamstress.
Survivors also include a son, Bruce of Austin, Texas; another daughter, JoAnn McPurdy of West Covina, Calif; sisters, Olive Daily, Amelia Askins, both of Wichita; nine grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

Tuesday, November 27, 1984
Robert C. Wills dies in Olathe
Robert C. Wills, 49, Olathe, the father of Cheryl Harvey at Latham, died Sunday.
A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Park Cemetery at Sunnydale, west of Furley. Rev. Albert Schuessler will officiate.
A memorial has been established with the American Diabetes Association.
He was born March 25, 1935 in Furley to C.I. “Dick” and Ida Falk Wills.
He married Dixie Logan. She survives.
Wills was a retired teacher at the Kansas School for the Deaf.
Other survivors include a son, Brent of the home; mother, Ida Wills of Wichita; a brother, Donald of Wichita, and two grandchildren.
Lamb Mortuary in Whitewater is in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, November 27, 1984
Floy E. Sapp dies at AMCI
Floy Elizabeth Sapp, 95, Rose Hill, formerly of Douglass, died Sunday at the Augusta Medical Complex.
Her funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Douglass United Methodist Church. Rev. Dan Ferguson will officiate and burial will be in the Douglass Cemetery.
She was born Oct. 29, 1889 in Leon to James T. and Minnie Cannon Johnston.
She married Arecia Sapp. He preceded her in death in 1958.
Mrs. Sapp was a retired Boeing Military Aircraft Co. employee.
She was a member of the Douglass United Methodist Church and the Richland EHU.
Survivors include a son, Gerald of Rose Hill; sisters, Marie Howland of Longton and Rosa Parkins of Hutchinson; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Hilyard-Smith Funeral Home in Douglass is in charge of arrangements.

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