She was born June
15, 1923 south of Russell, Kansas the daughter of Albert and Christina “Lottie”
(Richter) Corwin. Louise lived her early life on the family farm near Paradise,
Kansas and graduated from Paradise Rural High School in 1940. On October 4,
1944 she was united in marriage to Arvis Nathan Elliott in Russell. After
Arvis’s discharge from military service, they returned to Kansas and made their
home on a farm near Paradise. Four children were born to this union; Vicki,
Dwight, Paul, and Arlene. In 1963, they moved
to Paradise and Louise began her retail sales career at Brown’s Grocery Store. In 1975, she began work at the TG&Y and then Pamida store at Russell. She
retired from retail sales in 1990. In 1987, Arvis and Louise moved to Hays due
to Arvis’s health. They were members of the Paradise United Methodist Church
for many years, where she was an active member of the UMW, and transferred their
membership to the First United Methodist Church of Hays. Louise became a member
of the Ruth Circle and enjoyed the fellowship and embroidering towels for their
projects. Louise was a wonderful cook; she enjoyed making family dinners and
making sure that everyone had plenty to eat. . Survivors include
her children; Vicki McDowell and husband Jim of Lucas, Kansas, Dwight Elliott
and wife Laura of Owasso, OK, Paul Elliott of Dodge City, KS, and Arlene Morgan
and husband Pat of Wichita, a sister Violet Herring of McPherson, ten
grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, family
and friends. . She was preceded in
death by her parents, her husband Arvis in 1998, three sisters; Amy, Ruby, and
Norma Lee, and five brothers; Albert “Bud”, Donald, Clarence, Richard, and
A celebration of
will be at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 27, 2017
at the First United
Methodist Church, 305 W. 7th Street, Hays.
Burial will follow in the Mt. Herman
Cemetery in Paradise, Kansas.
Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until service
time on Saturday at the church. .
Memorials are suggested to the Hays Good
Samaritan Society, the Paradise United Methodist Church, or to the First United
Methodist Church of Hays, in care of the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906
Pine Street, Hays. Condolences may be left for the family at
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Harold D. Hudnall, 82, died May 8, 2017, at his Great Bend residence.
Harold graduated from Paradise High School in 1952
Harold was born Oct. 12, 1934 at Fairport,
the son of Harry and Edra
Mae (Brown) Hudnall.
He married Velda Marie Steinle Oct. 6, 1957, at
He began working as bookkeeper and counter salesman for
Scheufler Supply Company, Russell, in 1953 and became store manager in 1959. In
1966, Harold was promoted to general manager of the American Parts System (APS)
Great Bend Distribution Center and the Big A Auto Parts Company stores, which
had purchased Scheufler Supply. In 1981, he supervised the building of the new
65,000-square-feet APS Distribution Center and Big A Company store, which served
nearly 100 Big A stores in Kansas and surrounding states. He credited the
company’s success to the Lord and the outstanding efforts and dedication of his
Mr. Hudnall was a Great Bend resident since 1967. He was
a United States Army veteran, serving during the Berlin Crisis in 1962. He
enjoyed playing golf and working on his 1956 Chevrolet.
Harold was a member of American Legion Argonne Post 180,
served as president of Great Bend Kiwanis, Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship,
and the Vintage Wheels Car Club. He served on the boards of directors of the
American Red Cross, the Commission on Aging and the Great Bend Petroleum Club.
Harold was a member of Faith Community Church.
Survivors include his wife, Velda Hudnall, of the home;
one son, Todd Hudnall and his wife Kelly of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two
daughters, Roxanne Weingartner and her husband Bill of Arvada, Colo., and Joy
Sederwall and her husband Bryan of Arvada, Colo.; two sisters: Karen Jakub of
Derby, and Connie Jahnke of Tucson, Ariz.; and seven grandchildren, Faith
Hudnall, Luke Hudnall, Amber Lammers, Emily Rindels, Noah Sederwall, Jakan
Sederwall and Jonah Sederwall. He was preceded in death by one brother, Harry
"Bud" Hudnall, Jr., and one sister, Dorothy Wilson.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 13,
2017, at Faith Community Church in Great Bend, with Pastors Todd Hudnall and
Sandy Kennedy officiating. Burial will be in Great Bend Cemetery with military
rites by Fort Riley Honor Guard. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with
the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, May 12, 2017, at Bryant
Funeral Home. Memorials have been established with Faith Community Church or Barton Community College Foundation Harold Hudnall Scholarship Fund, in care of
Bryant Funeral Home.