A&F Newsletter

Fall 2006


In Memory

Gevan Johnston, Class of 1995, died Aug. 15, 2006, in Arkansas City. He was 47. He was born Jan. 23, 1959, in Ark City, the son of Hubert and Mildred Johnston. He is survived by his parents, Hubert and Mildred Johnston; two daughters, Shirley Leftwich and Mecia Lee; two sisters, Nan and husband Daniel Schaper, and Kay and husband Mark Thomas.

Gordon Childers, Class of 1964, died Aug. 9, 2006, in Homestead, Fla. He was 61. He was born Oct. 27, 1944, in Lubbock, Texas, the son of Robert and Marilyn Childers. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; mother, Marilyn; brother, Robert and wife Marcia; sister, Jean Parrish and husband Alan; two stepchildren, and four step grandchildren.

Brian Griffith, Class of 1994, died July 20, 2006, in Winfield. He was 30. He was born on Jan. 15, 1976, in Winfield, the son of Elmer and Sylvia Griffith. He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Gaskill; mother, Sylvia Griffith; sons, Johnathan Griffith, Nathaniel Griffith, and Leland Gaskill; daughter, Alycia Griffith; brother, Paul Griffith; stepbrothers, Roger, David, and Thomas.

H. Selby Funk, the recipient of the Outstanding Tiger Alumni award at Cowley College in 1996, died July 17, 2006, in Sandy Springs, Ga. He was 89. He is survived by his wife, Jean; sons, Rowland and Douglas Funk; brother, W.J. Funk; two grandsons, two great-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren by marriage.

L. Charlene Ibach-Flaws, who attended Cowley in 1982, died June 23, 2006, in Arkansas City. She was 58. She was born June 6, 1948, in Wichita, the daughter of Charles and Lois Schwintz. She is survived by her husband, George; brother, Larry Schwintz and wife Wanda; son, Chris Ibach and wife Lisa; daughter, Farrah Ibach-Bauer and husband Jeff; and grandson, Garrah Bauer.

Nettie Williams, Class of 1961, died June 12, 2006, in Arkansas City. She was 93. She was born on Dec. 26, 1912, in Shell Knob, Mo., the daughter of Henry and Eunice Applegate. She is survived by her son, Gary Williams; two grandchildren, Ginger Williams and Brad Williams; and brother, Jake Applegate.

Robert Brown, whom Cowley College’s Brown Center for Arts, Sciences and Technology is named after, died June 8, 2006, in Arkansas City. He was 93. He was born on March 21, 1913, in Ark City, the son of Ralph and Mabel Brown. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane; son, Roger Brown and wife Suzanne; daughter, Charlotte Brown Delaney and husband James; six grandchildren, Lisa Brown Kessler and husband Christopher, Trenton Brown and wife Gina; Mark Brown and wife Brandy; Jack Delaney, Caroline Delaney and James Delaney; four great-grandchildren.

Robert Tooley, Class of 1972, died June 9, 2006, in Altus, Okla. He was 59. He was born on Aug. 3, 1946, in Hastings, Neb., the son of Robert Sr. and Betty Tooley. He is survived by his wife, Kay; son, Brian Tooley and wife Mandi; daughter, Kelli Moore and husband Layne; brothers, Floyd Tooley and Creighton Tooley and wife Susan; mother, Betty; seven grandchildren.


Fall 2006