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Memorial, Gift, Honor & Marianne Koke Folk Arts Collection


Annually the L. W. Nixon Library collection is further enriched by the new books that are donated. These are memorial books, honoring a loved one who has passed away, or gift books, commemorating a special event in the life of a family member or friend.

To arrange to place a memorial or gift book with the L. W. Nixon Library, please contact the library by e-mail at or phone El Dorado (316)322-3234, Wichita/metro area(316)733-3234.

Memorial   |    Gift    |    Honor    |    Marianne Koke Folk Arts


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From: Butler Community College

Bruce Briggs, Son of Freda & Don Briggs - When Books Went to War: the Stories that Helped Us Win World War II.

Donna Loyce Burns, Mother of Donnie Smith - When Lions Roar: the Churchills and the Kennedys.

Geraldine "Jerry" Cheney, Mother of Joyce Millard - Glitter and Glue.

Carolyn Crossley, Mother of Nancy Daw - The Economics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained.

Paul Dashner, Sr., Father of Paul Dashner, Jr. & Wayne Dashner - Blood of Tyrants: George Wahsington & the Forging of the Presidency.

Betty Diver, Mother of Stacey Wood - Behind the Scenes at Downton Abby.

C.D. Dunbar, Father-in-law of Sheryle Dunbar - The Son.

Patricia Dutton, Mother of Teressa Eastman - He walks among us.

Joe Edwards, Father-in-law of Brett Martinez - Stuff Matters.

Roland Ensz, Husband of Heidi Ensz - The Invention of News: How the World Came to Know Itself.

David Fox, Father-in-law of Shannon Covert - How We Got to Now: Six Innovations that Made the Modern World.

Carla Fulson, Sister of Karleen Smith - 10% Happier.

Beth E. Geist Hazlett, Mother-in-law of Larry Patton - Tomes of Terror: Haunted Bookstores and Libraries.

Steve Hokkanen, Husband of Debbie Hokkanen - Dragging Wyatt Earp.

Jerry Hunter, Father of Julie Kobbe - Tomlinson Hill : the remarkable story of two families who share the Tomlinson name--one white, one black.

Ken Hutchinson, Brother-in-law of Trish Hutchinson - John Wayne: the Life and Legend.

Oliver "Ollie" Isom, Father of Mark Isom & Melicia Zaffarano - The Solution Revolution.

Gloria Jimerson, Mother of Les Jimerson - How to Speak Money.

Rosemary Kelly, Mother of Don & BJ Kelly, Mike Kelly, Jeff & Lori Kelly - Life Behind the Metafor.

Clarence Kerns, Father of Mary Spoon - Freedom National: the Destruction of Slavery in the United States.

Gary D. Kunkel, Father of Trustee Candace Kunkel - Learning by Playing.

Kathy LaForge, Wife of Andy LaForge  - The Old World Kitchen.

Nancy Linn, Mother of Cheryl Wertheimer - Catification.

Dorothy "Dort" Ann Busby Main, Mother of Jennifer Callaway; Grandmother of Kelsey Sundgren - A Garden of Marvels.

Marge Marsh, Mother of Gene, Carl, James, Nancy, Joyce, & Annette - The Obstacle is the Way: the Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph.

Grace Meyer, Mother of Cynthia Meyer - Flyover Lives.

Todd Millard, Husband of Joyce Millard - Rainbow in the Cloud: the Wisdom & Spirit of Maya Angelou.

Erica Dawn Mills, Daughter of Sandra Deines - Celtic Lore & Legend.

Sheri Morgan, Friend & Colleague of Heidi Davison - The Power of Habit.

Carolyn Parker, Grandmother of Aubrey Pirtle - The Roosevelts: an Intimate History.

Wilfred Pettus, Husband of Beverly Pettus - Enduring Courage: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Ace of Speed.

Ben Rausch, Brother of Dr. Michael Rausch - The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change.

Diane Remsberg, Wife of Rick Remsberg - Dodging Extinction.

Helen Graham Reynolds, Aunt of Carol Hull, Diana VanDyke, & Bailey Bickham - Grandma Gatewood's Walk.

Aryn Rogers, Daughter of Sharon & Bob Rogers - Brown Girl Dreaming.

Velma Jean Rorie, Mother of Ronda Holt - The New Democrats and the Return to Power.
      Mediterranean Cooking: the Culinary Institute of America.

Bill Sager, Brother of Martha Sager - Lincoln and the Power of the Press.

Sandra Seward, Sister of Ramon & Betty Criss - The Religious Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained.

Dorinda "Jean" Smith, Sister of Sue Choens - Whistler: A Life for Art's Sake.

Shelly Sphar, Husband of Nancy Sphar - American Fun: Four Centuries of Joyous Revolt.

Cliff Tillett (Former Math Adjunct), Father of Stephanie Mill - What the Best College Students Do.

Richard E. Walls, Father-in-law of Trisha Walls - Unretirement.

Johnny Vietti, Nephew of Ray & Jackie Vietti - Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools.

Lloyd Dean Weeks, Father of Mark Weeks - West Side Story as Cinema: the Making and Impact of an American Masterpiece.

From: Freda Briggs

Jerry Hunter, Father of Julie Kobbe - The Family Ranch: Land, Children, and Tradition in the American West. 

From: Carolyn S. Marcum

Bill Bidwell, WSU Graduate, Journalist, Photographer, and long time teacher at Butler Community College - Winning Angry.


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Judy Bastin - Club Dead.
     Dead as a Doornail.
     Dead to the World.
     Definitely Dead.
     Four to Score.
     High Five.
     Hot Six.
     Living Dead in Dallas.
     Seven Up.
     Ten Big Ones.
     Three to Get Deadly.
     To the Nines.

Butler Service Learning - Bowling Alone.
     The Civically Engaged Reader.
     The Completer Guide to Service Learning, Heart at Work.
     Made to Stick.

Sue Cecil - Jane Goodall: 40 Years at Gombe.

Carla Crispins - As Husbands Go.
     Back to Blood.
     Blues Shoes of Happiness.
     The Canterville Ghost.
     The Carol Burnett Show: Showstoppers.
     The Devil Wears Prada.
     Foul Play.
     Garden Spells.
     The Giving Quilt.
     The Goodbye Quilt.
     The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.
     The House on Lookout Mountain.
     John Tesh: Alive Music & Dance.
     Last stand.
     Leahy live from Gatineau, Quebec.
The Light Between Ocean's.
     The Miracle at Speedy Motors.
     The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.
     Notorious Nineteen.
     The Nutty Professor.
     Old Dogs.
     Olly Olly Oxen Free.
     The Painted Desert and Hittin' the Trail.
     A Quilter's Holiday.
     A Quilt of Memories.
     Six: Live in Concert.
     State Fair.
     Support Your Local Sheriff.
     Tears of the Giraffe.
     A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
     U is for Undertow.
     The Wedding Quilt. 
     Welcome to Mooseport.

Jason Crowder - 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player.
     25 Ways to Win with People.
     Ancient Wisdom.
     The Crucible.
     Expert Resumes of Teachers and Educators.
     Failing Forward.
     The Five Languages of Apology.
     The History of Philosophy.
     The Myth of a Christian Nation.
     The Proof of God.
     Secrets of the Samurai.
     St. Patrick of Ireland.
     The Secret: What Great Leaders Know and Do.
     The Tao of War.
     Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Martha Gregg - The All True Travels & Adventures of Lidie Newton., Seventh Heaven.
     Their Eyes Were Watching God. 

Jim Gross - Kansas Album.

Steve Hatchett - Classic Photographs.
     Drawing Animals.
     Flowers: the Complete Book of Floral Design.
     Realistic Drawing Secrets.
     Watercolor Painting Smart.

Velma Honer - Cross Fire.
     Kite Runner.
     Kite Runner. (audio book)
     Private #1 Suspect.
     Touching Spirit Bear. (audio book)

Bill Langley - The Color Purple.
     The Butterfly Wall Chart.
     Murder Under Blue Skys.
     Amphibians & Reptiles, 3rd. Ed.

Teresa Mayginnes - Percy Jackson & the Olympians: the Titan's Curse.

Carolyn Marcum - Winning Angry.

Kathy McCoskey - Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker.

Carol Renfro - Secrets to the Grave. (DVD)

Cayetano Triana - Batman. (DVD)
     Batman Begins. (DVD)
     Batman Forever. (DVD)
     Catwoman. (DVD)
     The Dark Knight Rises. (DVD)
     Saw. (DVD)
     Saw II. (DVD)
     Saw III. (DVD)
     Saw IV. (DVD)

Edith Waugh - Saving Fish from Drowning.


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From: Chuck Morgan

Mark Wentling - Africa's Embrace.

From: Mark D, Weeks

Samuel L. Sparks, Butler Theartre Dept. - Vendetta for the Saint (DVD)

Marianne Koke Folk Arts Collection

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From: Iris Lawrence

Marianne Koke - Painting from Iron Horse.