Obituary

William D. "Bill" Blanchat 1930 ~ 2020

William Donald “Bill” Blanchat was born on May 19, 1930 in Danville, Kansas to Clifford Joseph and Pauline E. (Landwehr) Blanchat.  As a child, the family moved Medicine Lodge/St. Leo area, where he attended school in St. Leo through the 6th grade.  The family then moved back to the farm in the Danville area.  He continued in grade school and then attended Harper High School, where he graduated with the class of 1948.

Mary Louise Hixson 1956 ~ 2020

Mary Louise Hixson was born September 1, 1956 and died from coronavirus on November 19, 2020.  
Mary touched all our lives in different ways.  Cherish your memories of her and know how much she valued your friendship.  Mary worked here and was involved and active in the Anthony community her life long.  In various ways, times and places she made loyalty and concerns for Anthony real and tangible.  She worked tirelessly for our welfare and future.  

Paul C. Vondracek 1930 ~ 2020

Paul Charles Vondracek was born October 12, 1930 at the family home near Corwin, Kansas, one of four children born to James and Gladys (Sullivan) Vondracek.  He graduated from Hazelton High School in 1949.  
In 1950, he received his draft notice from the United States Army to serve in the Korean War.  He chose to enlist in the United States Navy instead beginning active duty on July 14, 1951.  He completed boot camp at Long Beach Naval Base in San Diego, CA.  He served part of his time in Hawaii and nine months in Japan.  He was honorably discharged on July 5, 1955.  

Judith A. Zehr 1949 ~ 2020

Judith Ann Zehr was born on July 28, 1949 in El Dorado, Kansas to Joseph Oren and Betty Ann (Johnson) Bobbitt.  Judy was the second oldest of four children.  The family moved to Haysville and this is where Judy went to elementary school before attending Wichita Southeast High, graduating with the class of 1967.

Joyce E. Noah 1939 ~ 2020

Joyce E. Noah was born September 12, 1939 in a taxi cab on the way to a hospital in Wichita, Kansas.  She was the daughter of Donald R. and Erma Mae (Myers) Mayo.  She grew up in Anthony, Kansas with two sisters, Cleta and Carol, and one brother, Richard.  
Joyce was blessed with three children:  Regina, Andrea, and Travis.  She also raised one of her grandsons, Christopher.  
Later in life, Joyce married Maurice Noah.  Joyce cared for Maurice until he passed away in 1997.  

Barbara A. Gaffney 1939 ~ 2020

Barbara Ann Middaugh was born December 30, 1939 to Paul L. Middaugh and Ola Meta (Stockwell) Middaugh in Chillicothe, Missouri. Barbara graduated from Washington High School in Kansas City, Kansas in May 1958. On September 14, 1963, Barbara and John M. Gaffney, Jr. were united in marriage in Lawrence, Kansas. To this union, two children were born, a daughter, Jonna, and a son, Johnny.

Ruth M. Meuser 1926 ~ 2020

Ruth Louise McFall Meuser was born July 9, 1926 in Pratt County, Kansas, daughter of Harry Lloyd McFall and Elsie Mabel (Day) McFall.  She grew up in several small towns in Kansas and Colorado before graduating from high school in Pratt, Kansas.  
On September 3, 1961, Ruth was united in marriage with Thomas Robert "Bob" Meuser in Wichita, Kansas.  They lived in several small towns before settling in Manchester, Oklahoma.  This union was blessed with two sons: David and Carl.