Obituaries: June 2006
K. Cornelius died April 5 after a long battle with diabetes. Since 1963 he had served as a minister for Churches of Christ in India, establishing several congregations in Andhra Pradesh.
Cornelius baptized thousands and trained at least 20 men who now serve as ministers in the Korukonda and Rajahmundry areas, his son-in-law, P. V. Ratnam, said.
Survivors include his wife, three sons and two daughters.
Betty Ann Dykes
Betty Ann Dykes, 69, of Broken Arrow, Okla., died May 1. Born in Hawkins, Okla., she was a member of the church in Broken Arrow and was the former owner of Arrow Flowers and Gifts.
She was preceded in death by a brother. Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Kendall, three children, nine grandchildren, two sisters and six brothers.
James Orval Filbeck, 93, died March 29 in Abilene, Texas. He was a longtime professor of education at Abilene Christian University. Born near Springfield, Mo., he helped establish the Abilene Clean and Proud program after his 37-year teaching career. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Edith.
Survivors include his wife, Imogene Siburt Filbeck, a son, a daughter, three step-children, five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two sisters.
Dorothy Lamana Page, 92, died April 8 in Albuquerque, N.M. She was a civilian employee of Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma and served 12 years after retirement as manager for Christian Village in San Antonio.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Buford, and a daughter, Mike Henson, former mayor of Stillwater, Okla. Survivors include a son, six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
Irene Lynette Gurganus, 87, died April 15 in Austin, Texas. Born in Cookeville, Tenn., she and her husband of 51 years, George, were missionaries in Japan for eight years. They helped launch the Yoyogi Hachima congregation and pioneered the establishment of Christian youth camps in Japan and the United States.
The couple returned to Tokyo from 1986-1991 as missionaries for the International Churches of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband. Survivors include two daughters, three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a sister.