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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

Clem Alcarez, Brother of Lori Link - George Inness and the Visionary Landscape. 

Dr. A.D. "Daryl" Apely, Father of Susan Bradley - You Can Do Anything: the Surprising Power of a "Useless" Liberal arts Education.

Byron "Cooke" Barnes, Father of Grayson Barnes - Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History.

Marlyn Berg-Voth, Stepmother of Heidi Davidson - Braving the Wilderness: the Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone.

Christine Berry, Mother of Calisa Marlar - Thoreau's Animals.

Dean Bowling, Father of Regina Peasley - The Good Neighbor: the Life and Work of Fred Rogers.

John Arthur Carson, Father of Troy Carson - Adopt: How Humans are Tapping into Nature's Secrets to Design and Build an Better Future.

Richard Chase, Husband of Farlane Chase - Craeft: an Inquiry into the Origins and True Meaning of Traditional Crafts.

Michael Cissell, Husband of Monica Cissell - A Secret Sisterhood: the Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot and Virginia Woolfe.

Roy "Howard" Clements, Husband of Ila Mae Clements - What Would the Great Economists Do?

Mary K. Connell, Mother of Ray & Tim Connell - Kansas Farmers.

Dean Corfman, Father-in-law of Miles (Jolene) Erpelding - Apollo 8: the Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon.

Mat Cross, Father/Husband of Jamie Sharp/Pam Cross - the Wheel: Inventions an Reinventions.

Mitchell Doucet, Brother of Michelle Turkovic - Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray.

Margaret Bertha Dye, Mother of Mark Diskin - Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant & Unfussy New Favorites.

Thomas "Tom" Erwin, Husband of Kathie Erwin - Measure What Maters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the Work with OKRS.

John Ferguson, Son-in-law of Ireland & Diana Turner - Improv Nation: How We Made a Great American Art.

Glenda Fisher, Mother of Tim, Mark, Jill & Paul - Everyday Monet: a Giverny-Inspired Gardening and Lifestyle Guide to Living your Best Impressionist life.

Addai George, Son of Christy Streeter - Bit by Bit: How Video Games Transformed Our World.

Douglas Kent Gwinup, Father of Rhonda Gwinup - Sweet Home Cafe Cookbook.

Loren "Ron" Hackler, Father-in-Law of Yolanda Hackler - Designing Reality: How to Survive & Thrive in the Third Digital Revolution.

Dick Hageman, Husband of Meg Hageman - Quirky: the Remarkable Story of the Traits, Foibles, and Genius of Breakthrough Innovators Who Changed the World.

Donald C. Harader, Grandfather of Tiffany Rhodes - Flying Tigers: the Untold Story of the American Pilots Who Waged a Secret War Against Japan.

Friedolina B. Howell, Mother of Jim Howell - Cakes by Melissa: Life is What You Bake It.

Joanne House, Mother of Greg House - My Floral Affair: Whimsical Spaces and Beautiful Florals. 

Irvng Kruwell, Father/Grandfather of Vicki & Meredith Long - Vitamin C: Clay & Ceramic in Contemporary Art. 

Linda Kunkel, Mother of Candace Kunkel - Classical Principles for Modern Design.

John Lay, Father of Michelle Lay - The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow's World.

Alexander Martinez, Father of Judy Bohrer - A History of Children's Books in 100 Books.

Gerald Matthews, Companion of Debbie Reiter - The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative.

Donald E. Moore, Brother of Kathryn Perez - Home Body: a Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave. 

Ernest "Lee" Moore, Father of Teri VanDever - 150 Best New Eco Home Ideas.

Jetta Oliver, Former Employee - Jane Austen at Home.

Hugh Richardson, Husband of Evelyn Richardson - The Business Book: Bid Ideas Simply Explained.

Virginia Hays Shotwell, Grandmother of Tiffani Price - The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen. 

Shane Steinkamp, Son of Marilyn Steinkamp - The World in a Grain: the Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization.

Barbara Ann Stultz, Mother-in-law of Shelly Stultz - The Woman's Hour: the Great Fight to Win the Vote.

Clyde Thomas, Father of Averie Nelson - Who We Are and HowWe Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past.

William "Bill" Tillman, Father of Crystal Crank - American Eden: Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic.

Sue Unger, Wife of Ralph Unger - Remodelista: the Organized Home. 

Bill Walton, Husband of Connie Walton - Modernists and Mavericks: Bacon, Freud, Hockney and the London Painters. 

Rick Weiss, Father of Angie (& Zack) Sigler, Andrea Weiss, Alex Weiss - Dare to Lead

From: Butler Library Staff
For:                                                 Title:

Julie Tomlianovich                           Snow and Rose.
Retired librarian and consultant with the Hutchinson Public Library and South Central Kansas Library System

From: John Carson
For:                                                Title:
Troy Carson                                    Red Card: How the U.S. Blew the Whistle on the World's Biggest Sports Scandal.

From: Miles Erpelding 
For:                                                Title:
Dean Corfman                                Decision Point.

From: South Central Kansas Library System           
For:                                                Title:                                             
Hugh Richardson                            Reimagining the Academic Library.   


Michael Cissell - Billy Sunday and Other Poems.
     Cemetery Nights.
     The Collected Poems - Stanley Kunitz.
     Fly Guy and the Frankenfly.
     Pathways to Bliss.
     Philosophical Dictionary - Voltaire.

Scott Garrison - Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Vol .1 & 2.