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Carl T. Howell, 86, of Montgomery City, Mo., passed away on May 20, 2003. He was active in the Montgomery County Old Threshers Show, where he loved showing his 1936 Allis-Chalmers tractor. He liked to work on small engines, repairing garden tractors and lawnmowers. In his earlier years he worked with horses, training them on a ranch in Nebraska. He enjoyed helping out in any way he could and looked forward to seeing his friends at the shows. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Submitted by Bob Hart, Hermann, Mo.

Walden Cope of Truxton, Mo., passed away on Aug. 7, 2003, following a lingering illness. He was a lifetime farmer in a large operation. He was also a dedicated member of the Montgomery County Old Threshers Show. His very nice 12 HP Advance steam engine has been a part of that show for many years.

He was active in his surrounding community, involved in such things as the Montgomery County Historical Society, the local fire department, school district, member and chairman of the New Providence Church, and the soil and water conservation district.

In his later years he enjoyed working in his shop building cedar chests and other fine furniture. He was always ready to help with anything that would benefit the community and better the lives of others. He enjoyed meeting his many friends at the shows and will be missed by all that knew him.

Submitted by Bob Hart, Hermann, Mo.

Harold I. Ottaway, 85, Wichita, Kan., died Sept. 2, 2003. Harold and his brother, Herb, along with their father, Lester, founded Joyland Park in Wichita after World War II. After Lester died in the 1950s Harold operated the park with his brothers Herb and Eddie. Joyland Park, although small, is still highly regarded by amusement park historians and aficionados for its period rides and machinery.

After retiring from the park in the 1960s, Harold, who had always been a collector and had a strong love of machinery, spent his time collecting antique farm equipment, steam tractors and gas tractors. Harold was a respected member of the steam community and actively promoted the hobby.

Harold is survived by his wife, Evelyn; a son, Hal, a daughter, Sarah, all of Wichita; three brothers, Herbert and Don of Wichita and Lester of Overland Park, Kan.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Submitted by Mark Corson, Crown Point, Ind.