Michael Selman Connor, 70, of McPherson, and formerly of Jenks, Okla., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, surrounded by family at his home in McPherson.  

He had most recently worked as a programmer for Helmerich & Payne in Tulsa, Okla.

Michael was born on Jan. 30, 1948, in Miami, Fla., the son of Willy Selman and Agnes Elizabeth (Fuller) Connor.  He graduated from North Miami (Fla.) High School in 1965 and Crown College in St. Bonifacius, Minn.  He served in the U.S.  Army during the Vietnam War and was stationed in Germany.  

He was united in marriage to Janice M. Bloomquist on June 19, 1970, in Miramar, Fla. 

He attended Countryside Covenant Church in McPherson.

Survivors include: his wife, Janice of the home; mother, Agnes Forsythe of Tulsa, Okla.; 12 children, Janelle Gannon of Jenks, Okla., Andrew Connor (Bonnie) of Jenks, Okla., Philip Connor (Lisa) of Edgecliff, Texas, Amy Ross of Anoka, Minn., Julie Johnston (Brian) of Mansfield, TX, Joel Connor (Amy) of Haskell, OK, Alicia Barnes (Matt) of Kenai, Alaska, Olga Clark of Tulsa, Okla., Anastasia Hahn of Glenpool, Okla., Ivan Connor of Tulsa, Okla., Dmitry Connor of Tulsa, Okla., and Katerina Connor of Kenai, Alaska; brother, Daniel Connor of Boise, Idaho; sister, Julia Connor of Fayetteville, N.C.; and 42 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, at McPherson Cemetery.  

A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m., Friday, at Countryside Covenant Church with the Rev. Jon Black officiating. 

Memorial donations may be given to Arctic Barnabus Ministries for mission work in Alaska in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.  Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.stockhamfamily.com.


Martha Jean “Marty” Schneider Charles

Martha Jean “Marty” Schneider Charles, 82, died Oct. 11, 2018, at Pine Village, Moundridge, Kansas. 

She was born Oct. 28, 1935, in Buhler, the daughter of Sam S. and Martha L. (Wiens) Schneider.

Marty was a skilled secretary and administrative assistant. She worked at Hallmark Cards for many years before completing her career as an administrative assistant to Charles Koch in Wichita.

 She was an avid reader throughout her life, a lover of art and theater, and a traveler and traveling companion of renown. We will remember her always for her sharp sense of humor, her unfailing helpfulness, and her attachment to the New York Yankees, especially No.  2, Derek Jeter.

Survivors include nieces and nephews; Patricia (Goering) Smith and husband Bill of Seattle, W., Joseph Goering of Toronto, Canada, and Joyce (Goering) Saricks and husband Christopher,

Downers Grove, Illinois; and a number of great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister; Lovella Goering.

Cremation is planned, with private services at a later date.Memorials may be made to “Radio Kansas, a broadcast service of Hutchinson Community College,” or to your favorite NPR station, or to the Wichita Art Museum, in care of Moundridge Funeral Home.