In Memory



Calvin Gene Ammons, 73, passed away on Feb. 16, 2018

Calvin Gene Ammons, 73, passed away on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 in Wichita.
Calvin “Gene” was born on Oct. 14, 1944 in El Dorado, to George and Mabel (Branstetter) Ammons. Gene had worked as a lineman for KG&E for 24 years before retiring. After

retiring from KG&E he was a security officer/patrol manager for Pinkerton Security for

several years. Gene was also a Reserve Sergeant for Pittsburg Police, as well as

Reserve Lieutenant for Crawford County Sheriff Department. He enjoyed collecting

many things such as coins, baseball cards and records. He had a great passion for

Buddy Holly music. He had a love for music of all kinds.
Gene is survived by: his daughters Christina L. Singh of Newton and her husband

Rahul, and Julie A. Swarts of Newton; grandchildren, Tasha Pierson of Newton, Jordan

Singh of Newton, Justin Swarts of Nebraska, Nicholas Swarts of Newton; and four great-grandchildren.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Amber Swarts of Newton

in 2017; and a sister, Carol Sue Metzger of Michigan in 2013.
Family will hold graveside services at a later date.
Arrangements by Dunsford Funeral Home & Crematory, Augusta.



Bruce L. Brandt passes away April 13, 2016.  I found out today and posting today, May 6, 2016.  Very sadden and frustrated we didn't know sooner.

Paul Wilkins passes in Mississippi week of September 6, 2015

I received word from Chris Kelley, Paul's sister that Paul passed away last week.  I don't know details, but I will let you all know more about it when I find out.  

3 yellow roses represents friendship between Carmen, Karen Lackey Moore and Connie Lohrey Turner.

Carmen Stueven Laflin passed away September 2, 2015.  Services were held September 11, 11A.M. at the Augusta First Christian Church.  Below is her obituary.

2014 has begun on a "sour" note with the loss of our classmate, Richard Bradley.  Richard has been fighting brain cancer since last March.  He passed on January 14, at Salt Lake city.  I have searched Utah for a bio, but not found one.  His son, Mark told Mike Howerter that the services were being planned at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, Springs.  RIP...buddy, classmate, and team mate.  We won't forget you! 

Don Thummel 1944 -2013


Donald William Thummel, 69, was born January 21, 1944 in Belpre, KS to Arnold and Lorraine (Klein) Thummel. On May 12, 2013 in Yukon, OK we lost our beloved husband, father & "Boppie." He was the rock of the Thummel family and will be deeply missed. Don was raised in Augusta, Kansas where he met the love of his life Paula Elliott. They were married on August 28, 1965 and together they began their family, the accomplishment he was most proud of in his life. He deeply loved his family and supported them with encouragement through every aspect of their lives. Don's greatest passion was playing sports. A talented athlete in multiple sports took him from the Little League World Series where his team finished second, to high school where he earned letters as a star athlete earning him a college scholarship playing football at Ottawa University. Don's love for the competition and team spirit drove him to play semi-pro football and baseball even after he had begun his family. His love of playing the game was continued through his countless hours of coaching athletes over the last four decades. Don supported Yukon Athletics, where he served as President of the Homerun Club, a member of the Quarterback Club, the Yukon Jays Athletic Club, Surrey Hills Colts Athletics and many other booster clubs. Don always demonstrated his devotion to God and Christianity. While a member of Epiphany Catholic Church, Oklahoma City, he served as a leader in many capacities. He and the family later joined St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church, Yukon. In 1979 Don began his long-esteemed career in oil field. Beyond the workplace Don served in the local International Association of Drilling Contractor's Chapter. Don was always known as a leader willing to share his knowledge & experience. In the multiple decades he worked in the oilfield, many young people looked up to and admired Don for his "on-the-job" experiences and oilfield character. To say he was a "mentor" is an understatement. Donald is survived by his wife, Paula Thummel; daughters, Lisa (Thummel) Corn and husband John, Shelli (Thummel) Hiatt and husband Steve; son, David Thummel and wife Julee; grandchildren, Jordan Corn, Jahree Hardcastle, Zoee Lawrence and Heidi Thummel; and siblings, Constance Thummel, Alan Thummel and wife Karen, Debbie Barter and husband Joe, and Craig Thummel. He is also survived by numerous other relatives and many friends. He is preceded in death by his parents. A Rosary and Wake service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 15, 2013 in the Yanda & Son Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 16, 2013 at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church with interment following at Yukon Cemetery.

You can send cards or greetings to Paula Thummel and family at:


11409 Carriage Dr.


Yukon, OK 73099

Ronnie Bryan 1944 - 2010

Sally Souder Puckett 1944 - 2010



We will miss you guys, but you will never be forgotten!


It is with sincere sympathy we extend to the family of Sally Souder Puckett, our classmate and friend for 66 years.  We all loved Sally very much and we will miss her at our upcoming reunions and gatherings.  To her husband, Bill and son, David, we offer our deepest sorrow.  



It is with sincere sympathy we extend our sadness to the family of Ronnie Bryan, our classmate and friend for 66 years.  As it is with Sally, we will miss Ron very much.  Ronnie was full of life and expressed humor in everyday life.  To Karen, Erma, Todd and all family members, we offer our deepest sorrow.

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