While her mother was visiting her parents in Weston, Ore., Frances was born on July 18, 1918, to Lee Roy and Sarah Catherine (Miller) Logsdon. She grew up and attended school in Nash, Okla., graduating from Nash High School in 1936.
On Sept. 26, 1945, she married Ralph E. Hite at Nash. They lived in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas before moving to California in 1955. They resided there until 1992 when they moved to Parsons to be near their daughter and family. He preceded her in death on June 29, 1997.
She was a homemaker all of her life. She taught Sunday school for several years, was an active member of the Church of the Brethren and also enjoyed sewing, cooking and visiting with friends. She will be remembered for her pleasant laugh.
Survivors include a daughter, Jerrie Smith and her husband, Tom, of Parsons; a granddaughter, Jeremie Hodge and her husband, Jeremy, of Parsons; a grandson, Peter Smith of Parsons; three great-grandchildren, Carrington, Mattea and Easton Hodge, all of Parsons; a sister, Bess Shriver of Enid, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews.
She also was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, I.H. Logsdon, John Logsdon and Lee Roy Logsdon Jr.; and a sister, Juanita Prentice.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Nash Christian Church in Nash, Okla., with her son-in-law, pastor Tom Smith, officiating. Burial will be at 10 a.m. at New Home Cemetery, Nash. Arrangements are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to the Parsons Church of the Brethren, 4130 Main, Parsons, 67357, and sent in care of the funeral home.
Dollie M. Getman
Dollie M. Getman, 79, of rural Columbus died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, at Medicalodge of Columbus after an illness.
She was born Feb. 18, 1929, at Weir to Harry and Mable (Bennet) McCormick. She attended Cherokee County schools. She worked for the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant near Parsons for more than 30 years.
She married Eli Noah Getman on Jan. 19, 1947, in Columbus. He preceded her in death.
Her hobbies were playing bingo and helping out on the farm.
She was a member of Center Christian Church of rural Columbus.
Survivors include two sons, Jack Getman and Joe Getman, both of Columbus; two daughters, Eva Phillip of Columbus and Mabel McCormick of Chetopa; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Walter James McCormick of Sylvia, Tom McCormick of Columbus and Bill McCormick of Cambridge; and four sisters, Meria Wells-Bannister of Arkansas City, Elizabeth Tyree, Mary J. Hill and Harriett Loughridge, all of Columbus.
Also preceding her in death were a granddaughter, Machella Getman; three sons, Leonard Getman, Jessie Getman and Eli Getman Jr.; a daughter, Ethal Jones; and two brothers, John McCormick and Oliver McCormick.
The service will be at 10 a.m. today at Simpson Funeral Home in Columbus with pastor Dennis Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Edgmand Cemetery northwest of Columbus.
Memorials are suggested to the Columbus Community Foundation.
Bert M. Wommack
Bert M. Wommack, 85, of Parsons died at 12:20 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, at Elmhaven West nursing home. Among his survivors is his wife, Virginia "Ginny" Wommack, of Parsons.
Further obituary details will be announced by Carson-Wall Funeral Home.