DEATHS: Wiley L. Taylor, 78

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Wiley L. Taylor, 78, retired oil field worker and U.S. Navy veteran, died July 2 at his home in Amarillo, Texas.


The funeral was July 6 at Spring Valley Mennonite Church in Canton.


He was born Dec. 8, 1922, to Edgar T. and Elsie Irene Foster Taylor in Ponca City, Okla. On Aug. 1, 1947, he was married to Rhoda M. Landis, who survives.


He is also survived by a son, Leonard Taylor of Amarillo; four daughters, Linda Coleman of Allen, Texas, Brenda Garrison of Amarillo, Ellen Jones of Jones, Okla., and Eloise Pacheco of Sparta, Mo.; a brother, C. A. Taylor of Dell City, Okla.; a sister Velta McKinney of Jones, Okla; 13 grandchildren; a step-grandchild; seven great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.


Memorials can be designated to with the Alzheimers’ Association, American Heart Association, the American Lung Association or the charity of the donor’s choice.




Vida Mae Vinduska




Vida Mae (Soyez) Vinduska, 81, high school teacher and librarian, died July 5.


The funeral was held July 7 at St. Mark’s Church, Holy Family Parish in Marion with Steve Gronert officiating. Burial was at Grant Township Cemetery in rural Marion.


She was born Sept. 1, 1919, to Emile and Grace Soyez in Marion County. In October 1930, she was married to Sylvester Vinduska. They were married 44 years.


She is survived by two sons, William and wife Annabel of Wichita and Martin and wife Melia of Pilsen; three daughters, Diana and husband Larry Landsverk and Lisa and husband Kenneth Wittrig, all of Wichita, and Rebecca and Rick Kleinow of Peck; two brothers, Emile Soyez of Cedar Point and Jon Soyez of Newton; two sisters, Louise Gregory and Marie Standiferd, both of Emporia; and four grandchildren.


A memorial has been established with the Alzheimers’ Association.

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