Obituaries for Thursday, June 28, 2012

• Satoe Oyama • Maria Medina • Dolores Sousley

Satoe Oyama

Satoe Watanabe Oyama of Waimea, Kaua‘i died, on June 25 at home at the age of 90. She was born on Sept. 30, 1921 in Kekaha, Kaua‘i. She was a baker’s assistant.

She is survived by her son, Irwin Carl (Janice) Oyama Sr. of Waimea; daughter, Eileen Oyama (Brenn) Nakaahiki of Kekaha; six grandchildren, Elise Kay Riggan (Chico) Lazaro of Kekaha, Randy Paris (Sady) Riggan of Kapa‘a, Chanda Raylene Riggan Takamura of Kekaha, Trixy Vaihiria Riggan of Sacramento, Calif., Irwin Carl Oyama, Jr. of Yuma, Ariz., and Ian Dustin Oyama of Seattle; one great-grandchild, Taylor Leimakamae Lazaro of Kekaha; two sisters, Tomie Watanabe and Elsie Hegwood, both of Waimea; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on July 7 at the United Church of Christ in Waimea. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Service to follow at 10 a.m. Interment will be at the church columbarium.

Family suggests casual attire and that flowers be omitted.

Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Maria Medina

Maria Santos Medina of ‘Ele‘ele, Kaua‘i, died on May 25, 2012, at Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital at the age of 83. She was born to Ciriaco and Leonora on Oct. 22, 1928, in the Philippines. She was a retired corn field worker with Pioneer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Candido Lorenzo Medina; son, Orlando Medina; son in-law, Faustino Fernando; brother, Franciso Santos; and a sister, Leonarda Sugitan.

She is survived by her six sons, Nelson (Elizabeth) Medina of ‘Ele‘ele, Carlos (Wilma) Medina of ‘Ele‘ele, Limuel (Marcelina) Medina of Kaumakani, Arthur (Fe) Medina of Kaumakani, Edmond (Mylene) Medina of Kaumakani and Litho (Charlene) Medina of Koloa; three daughters, Estrella Fernando of ‘Ele‘ele, Marilyn (Arnold) Corpuz of Kaumakani and Leony Medina of Kaumakani; 27 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a brother, Genaro Santos Sr. of the Philippines; and a sister, Feliciana Santos of the Philippines. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at the Holy Cross Church. Visitation will be at 9 a.m. Mass to follow at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be held at Hanapepe Public Cemetery.

Family suggests casual attire.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary Ltd.

Dolores Sousley

Dolores L. Sousley, 89, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. She was born in Evansville, Ind. on Oct. 11, 1922, to the late Frederick V. and Carrie (Boeke) Bumb. Dolores married Wendall Sousley on June 1, 1946, and after 65 years of marriage, he preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 2012. She was an elementary education teacher and a missionary/pastor’s wife. Dolores and her husband pastored in Hawai‘i from 1953 to 1977, and then in Elkhart from 1978 to 1987. She was a member of the Osolo Missionary Church of Elkhart and attended Pioneer Faith Evangelical Church. Dolores was involved in various women’s societies and mission organizations. She was a gifted teacher who enjoyed teaching the Bible to children and adults. She enjoyed music and was an excellent cook with the gift of hospitality.

Survivors include her daughter, Lois (David) Pannabecker, South Bend, Ind.; son, Jonathan (Kim) Sousley, Fox Island, Wash.; daughter, Deborah (Lorne) Oke, Gas City, Ind.; grandchildren, Michelle (Jack) Campbell, Andrew (Janell) Pannabecker, Brandon (Crystal) Pannabecker, Dustin Sousley, Makenzie Sousley, Katie (Jeff) McNutt, Kristie Oke, Emily Oke and Connor Oke; five great-grandchildren; and brother, Frederick (Janet) Bumb, Evansville, Ind.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and siblings, Oliver Bumb, Ruth Hillyard, Marion Mueller, Emaline Kleinknecht and Betty Grabert.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, Storey Chapel, 400 E. Main Street, Gas City, Ind. and one hour prior to service at the church.

Funeral Service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Westview Wesleyan Church, 1300 W. 6th Street, Jonesboro, with Dr. David Pannabecker and Rev. Dean Terrell officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Missionary Church, Hawai‘i District, 89-235 Pua Ave., Waianae, HI 96792.

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