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Philip Thomas

Philip Thomas, a Kingman resident, died Friday May 4, 2001, in Barstow, Calif.

He was 50.


Thomas was born Sept.

26, 1950, in Marion, Ohio.

He moved to Kingman from Phoenix.

He worked as a truck driver for ABF Trucking in Kingman.


Thomas was a member of Teamsters union local No.


He served in the U.S.

Air Force in the Vietnam War.


Thomas is survived by: his wife, Mary Thomas of Kingman; one son, Henry Thomas of Phoenix; his mother, Lavern Thomas of Marion, Ohio; one brother, Gary of Marion, Ohio; and three sisters, Cindy and Sherry, both of Marion, Ohio, and Barbara of Rockline, Calif.

A memorial service will be held today, May 8, 2001, at Hualapai Baptist Church.

Graveside service and burial will be Saturday May 12, 2001, at Veterans Cemetery in Phoenix.

Sharon Lea Adkins

Sharon Lea Adkins, a Valentine resident, died Monday May 7, 2001, in Kingman.

She was 58.


Adkins was born Aug.

17, 1942, in San Diego, Calif.

She moved to the Kingman area 57 years ago.

She worked for Mohave County Sheriff's Office detective and for Crumb Crushers Daycare.


Adkins is survived by: her husband of 42 years, Jerry Adkins of Valentine; two daughters, Sharue Johnson of Kingman and Jerrine Bruce of Kingman; two sons, Chance Adkins of Kingman and Rusten Adkins of Valentine; and six grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m.

Wednesday May 9, 2001, at College Park Baptist Church.

Charles E.


Charles E.

Waalkens died Saturday May 5, 2001, in Kingman.

He was 83.


Waalkens was born July 31, 1917, in Lowry, S.D.

He worked as a punch press operator for Rockwell International in California for more than 25 years.

He served in the U.S.

Army during World War II.


Waalkens is survived by: two sons, Tommy Waalkens of Kingman and Phillip C.

Waalkens of Escondido, Calif.; three daughters, Norma Clarke of Phoenix, Shirley Isslieb of San Diego, Calif., and Francis Bellerue of Tucson; four sisters, Annie Jewson of Fond De Lac, Wisc., Rose Johnson of Combined Locks, Wisc., Kate Erickson of Kenosha, Wisc., and Margaret Anderson of Rhinelander, Wisc.; three brothers, Hilco Waalkens and Alfred Waalkens, both of Rhinelander, Wisc., and Willie Waalkens of Argone, Wisc.; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and many great-great-grandchildren.

His wife, Lora C.

Waalkens, preceded him in death in Nov.


Services will be held Thursday May 10, 2001, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home; visitation will be from 9 a.m.

to 11 a.m.

followed by funeral services at 11 a.m.

Pastor Norman Taylor will officiate.

Burial will be at Crestlawn Memorial Park in Riverside, Calif.

Glorie Marie Vanderplaats

Glorie Marie Vanderplaats died Saturday May 5, 2001, in Kingman.

She was 64.


Vanderplaats was born March 31, 2001, in Leonard, N.D.

She worked as a senior office assistant for more than 15 years.

Her last employer was the Mohave County Treasurer's Office.


Vanderplaats is survived by: one daughter, Ranee Grimes of Kingman; two sons, Randy Vanderplaats of Kingman and Trevor Vanderplaats of Fayetteville, N.D.; one sister, Sharon Buchholz of Tacna; two brothers, Gerry Schossow of Roanoke, Va., and Maynard Schossow of Pelican Lake, Minn.; and four grandchildren.

Her husband Charles Vanderplaats preceded her in death.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m.

Saturday May 12, 2001, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home.


Ronald Fair will officiate.

Sutton Crematory will handle cremation.