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Wilbert Robert Whiteside

Wilbert Robert Whiteside, 85, died Nov. 13. He worked as a paint supervisor for KU until his retirement in 1982. Survivors include a daughter and two grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to First Regular Missionary Baptist Church, sent in care of Warren Mc-Elwain Mortuary. Online condolences may be sent at, subject: Whiteside.

James Arthur Schellenberg

James Arthur Schellenberg, 74, died Nov. 6. He was a faculty member and assistant director for the Western Civilization Program from 1957 to 1959. He continued his academic career at Western Michigan University and Indiana State University until 2001.

Dixie Carol Sharp Heim

Dixie Carol Sharp Heim, 67, died Nov. 27. Heim was a preceptor for the School of Nursing. The family suggests memorials to Health Care Access, sent in care on Rumsey-Yost funeral home. Online condolences may be left at

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