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Ida L. Webb

June 25, 1909 — August 14, 2016

Ida Lucy (Hartsock) Webb Ida Lucy (Hartsock) Webb was born June 25, 1909 in the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma, daughter of George W. Hartsock and Lucretia Miller (Cox) Hartsock. She was named after a sister of her father"s. She came to Toronto Kansas in August 1927 to attend Toronto High School. She graduated from Toronto High School an honor student and valedictorian of her class. She attended Emporia State Teacher"s College and outreach classes from Allen County Community College, Neosho County Community College and Butler County Community College. She married Albert Webb on May 28, 1928 at Fredonia, Kansas. He died January 1, 1964. She was a member of the Kansas Nut-Growers Association and developed the first grafted pecan orchard in Woodson County. She taught grafting classes over many spring sessions. She was a member of the Board of Directors for fifteen years and served as Vice-President for three years. She wrote a history of Toronto, Kansas for the Corps of Engineers, who built the Toronto Dam and Reservoir. The history was filed with the Appraisers Papers in Wichita, Kansas. She was a charter member of the Yates Center Chapter of the Kansas Old Time Fiddlers, Pickers and Singers. She was a charter member of the Yates Center Historical Society. She served as President of the Yates Center Business and Professional Women"s Club (BPW). She was President of the Town and Country Extension Unit and was a member for many years. She helped organize and was a member of the Eureka Writers Club. She was a member of the Kansas Pioneer"s Hermerocallis (Day Lily) Club, a hybridizers club. She was a student of Mere-Beth Webbers dance studio. She taught dance for 20 years. She was a member of the Toronto United Methodist Church. She owned and operated a greenhouse and flower shop (Francie"s Flowers) for over 50 years in Toronto. Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents and her husband, were three sisters; Bernice Wright, Gladys Armstrong and Jewel Hodges; one brother, Frank Hartsock; two half sisters; Alice Church and Iva Mae Hagen; two half brothers: RJ Cox and Lewis Haworth. Surviving her are one daughter, Frances Marion Edwards of San Jose, CA and one son, Albert Thayne Webb of El Dorado, KS; five granddaughters; Lynn Edwards, Cynthia Edwards, Deborah Edwards, Sharon Phillips and Michele Tucker; one grandson, Lance Webb; and three great grandchildren; Sean Phillips and Logan and Amber Tucker; additionally, many nieces and nephews, a host of friends and special friends Donna and Larry Sele and Loretta and Bob Cummings. Among the things that she enjoyed most were hunting, watching the deer and wild turkeys in her pecan orchard, gardening, flowers, music, dancing, writing poetry, cooking, sewing, quilting knitting and crocheting. Ida passed away to be with her Lord and Savior in Heaven, Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 107 years of age in Yates Center, Kansas at the Yates Center Health and Rehab Center. Celebration of Life Funeral Services will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 20, 2016 at the Toronto United Methodist Church. Interment will be held in the Toronto Cemetery. Memorials have been established with the Toronto United Methodist Church or with the charity of your choice and may be sent to the funeral home. Timmons/Wickham Family Funeral Home, 510 N. 7th, Fredonia KS 66736 is in charge of the arrangements.

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

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Toronto United Methodist Church

201 South Broad Street, Toronto, KS 66777

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