August 14

Lorna Darlene Cobb, Wellington: Dec. 21, 1953 – Feb. 7, 2014

first_imgLorna CobbLorna Darlene Cobb, of Wellington, died Friday, February 7, 2014 at Via Christi-St. Francis in Wichita at the age of 60.Lorna was born the daughter of James and Darlene (Withrow) Cobb on Monday, December 21, 1953 in Wellington.Lorna was a treasure to her many family members and friends. She will be missed by them all. Survivors include her brother, James Cobb and his wife Sandy of Wellington, niece, Tenneil Cobb of New York, New York, her aunt and caregiver, Kathy Dugan of Wichita along with Kathy’s children: Lynnie, Stoney and Rocky, a close friend, Delmas Bennett of Wellington and the Withrow aunts: Frances Watkins of Hutchinson, Viola Swaffer and family of Haysville, Chris Wahl and family of Arlington, Virginia, Gladys Holsworth and family of Wellington, Joyce Burden and family of Wellington. Lorna also leaves behind many cousins and friends.She was preceded in death by her parents, a niece, Tawnecca Cobb and her special uncle, “Daddy Joe” Dugan.Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, February 10, 2013 with family present from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.Funeral services for Lorna will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 11, 2014 in the chapel of Day Funeral Home, 1030 Mission Road, Wellington  67152.Memorials have been established in her loving memory with the Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation of Kansas, 5111 East 21st Street North, Wichita 67208 or the Wheat Capital Manor, 400 South Washington, Wellington 67152. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more

August 19

Street harassment critic Gerardo Cruz dies

first_imgRelated posts:Costa Rica protesters march against street harassment Finally some upbeat news for family of Costa Rica’s good Samaritan Gerardo Cruz PHOTOS: Costa Rica march demands end to street harassment Police arrest suspected killers of Gerardo Cruz Gerardo Cruz, the young Costa Rican man who became a national hero for his stance against street harassment of women,died of a heart attack at Calderón Guardia hospital, Costa Rican media reported Thursday evening.Patricia Barquero, Cruz’s mother, confirmed his death at 6:18 p.m. to the newspaper La Nación.Cruz’s uncle, Giovani Barquero, told Channel 7 TV news that the family hoped to bury Cruz Friday.Cruz had been in hospital since Oct. 7 recovering from several surgeries after he was stabbed by at least two assailants, according to police reports. Cruz had been off life support for more than a month, and his family had been hopeful that he would recover after he opened his eyes on Oct. 28, the newspaper La Nación reported.Cruz became a viral sensation after he posted a video to his Facebook page of himself confronting a man who had been trying to film up a woman’s skirt with a smartphone camera. Judicial Investigation Police have given different accounts as to whether or not the attack on Cruz in the San José neighborhood of San Sebastián was related to his social media activism or if it was a robbery. The case is still under investigation.The attack on Cruz set off a national dialogue on street harassment and catcalling. Marches took place around the capital San José in the weeks after his assault and several lawmakers came out in support of a bill that would criminalize the kind of lewd behavior that Cruz denounced on his Facebook page. Facebook Commentslast_img read more