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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


    From: Butler Community College

FOR                                                            TITLE

Felix Adams, Husband of Janice Adams - Grit: the Power of Passion and Perseverance.

Barbara Jean Arpin, Grandmother of Sarah Denny - My Faraway One: Selected Letters of Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz.

James Baier, Father of Lori Winningham - The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business.

Patricia Bayles, Former Dean of Nursing/Allied Health and Wife of Joseph Bayles - The Purposeful Graduate. 

Shari Berry, Mother of Whitney Berry - The Gardener and the Carpenter.

James B. Bryan, Father of James T. Bryan - The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush.

Robert Clark, Sr., Father of Robert Clark - Alice in Wonderland.

Terry Lee Crom, Sr.,Father of Phillip Crom - Theodore Roosevelt in the Field.

Charles Croninger, Sr., Father-in-law of Sheila Croninger - Contagious: Why Things Catch On.

Charles "Chuck" Defore, Husband of Carolyn Defore - Substitute : Going to School with a Thousand Kids.

Jon Anne Dickson, Mother of Chandra Dickson - Pioneer Girl: the Annotated Autobiography.

Ray Dixon, Son of Danita White - Gun Violence.

Melba Dowdy, Wife of Doug Dowdy - Lit Up.

Tom Dreiling, Brother of Eileen Dreiling - Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges.

Claude Eldridge, Father of Pamela Eldridge - Smarter, Faster, Better: the Secrets of Being Productive in Life & Business.

Raymond P. Edwards, Father of Jim Edwards - DeepWork: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World.

Zeinab Fahs, Wife of Adnan Fahs - Voyage of the Sable Venus.

Lyle Flahaven, Father of Stacy Cofer - The Games: a Global History of the Olympics.

Susan Galbraith, Wife of Matthew Galbraith - Outstanding American Gardens.

Brian Chandler Galentine, Father of Shannon Covert - The Power of Fifty Bits: the New Science of Turning Good Intentions into Positive Results.

Shirley Godfrey, Sister of Jan Stitt -The Nurses : a Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles with the Heroes of the Hospital.

Patsy Kanak, Mother of Kim Sherwood - Situation Momedy.

Kathleen "Kaye" Krause, Mother-in-law of Peggy Krause - The Bridge to Brilliance : How One Principle in a Tough Community is Inspiring the World.

Fern Lucas, Mother of Karen Hulse - Writing America : Literary Landmarks from Walden Pond to Wounded Knee.

Vikki Ann Metzinger, Mother-in-law of Kay Metzinger - The Happiness Equation.

Dr. John J. Murphy, Former Professor of History at Butler Community College - The Story of American Essays on Origins.

John Joseph Murphy, Father of Joseph Eric Murphy - The Kingdom of Speech. 

Dave Pirtle, Step-Father of Rhonda Morrison and Father-in-law of Aubrey Pirtle - Small Data: the Tiny Clues that Uncover Huge Trends.

Wesley A. Pletcher, Father of Perry Pletcher - Ocean: the Definitive Visual Guide.

Zillur Rahman, Brother-in-law of Rani Ahmad - A History of Architecture in 100 Buildings.

Jack Shannnon, Husband of Susan Shannon - Andy Goldsworthy: Ephemeral Works 2004-2014.

Burna Stephens, Mother of Carla Stephens - Garden Revolution: How our Landscapes can be a Source of Environmental Change.

Sarah Stika,Mother of Rita Tomlinson - Butterflies.

Patricia Thomas, Mother-in-law of Rhonda Thomas - My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes that Saved My Life.

Gary Tomlinson, Son of Rita Tomlinson - Mother Tongue: My Family's Globe-Trotting Quest to Dream in Mandarin, Laugh in Arabic, and Sing in Spanish.

June Travis, Mother of Shannon Linicome - The Invention of Nature.

Betty "Nan" Williams, Mother of Kent & Sue Williams - The Feeling Brain Piano Lessons.

Michael Wooldridge, Husband of Margaret Wooldridge - The End of Average: How We Succeed in a World that Values Sameness.

From: Gretchen Morrison (granddaughter) through David Hardin

Ken Morrison - Around the World in 80 Years.


From: Scott Garrison - Assassin's Creed. (PS4 game)
     Assassin's Creed, Vols. 1-4
     Blade II. (DVD)
     The Children of Hurin.
     Criminal Minds. (DVD)
     The Death of the Incredible Hulk. (DVD)
     From Hell. (DVD)
     Good Night Mr. Wolf.
     Green Lantern. (DVD)
     Hit Man Absolution. (PS3 game)
     Hunt the Wolf.
     The Incredible Hulk Returns.(DVD)
     The Incredible Hulk : Season 2. (DVD)
     The Legend of Zorro. (DVD)
     The Mask of Zorro. (DVD)
     Medal of Honor. (PS3 game) 
     The Trial of the Incredible Hulk. (DVD)
     U.S. Special Forces.
     Zorro :the Masked Avenger. (DVD)


From: Mark D. Weeks 

For:                       Title:
James Ayers - The Lone Ranger. (DVD)
Jonathan Craig - The Loner. (DVD)
Martha Enlow - Treasures of the Twilight Zone. (DVD)