An 83-year-old Newton woman was killed Thursday night in a two-vehicle wreck at U.S. 50 and Old Main. Helen L. Jividen was taken to a Wichita hospital after her car collided with a sports utility vehicle at the intersection. Jividen was pronounced dead at the hospital, authorities said. Jividen was driving a 1988 Buick four-door vehicle east on U.S. 50. Police said she turned north onto Old Main into the path of the westbound SUV. The driver of the SUV, 57-year-old Paul L. Dominy of Springfield, Ore., was not injured.
The collision pushed Jividen’s vehicle into a ditch on the northwest corner of the intersection. The accident happened about 6:30 p.m. The U.S. 50 and Old Main intersection has been the site of several accidents during the past five years. Two people, including a teenage bicyclist, were killed in separate accidents at the intersection in 1998. (The Newton Kansan, Newton Kansas. May 16, 2003).
Helen Louise Jividen, 83, homemaker, died Thursday (May 15, 2003) at Via Christi-St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. She was born Jan. 16, 1920, to Walter and Opal (Kile) Tracy in Drumwright, Okla. They preceded her in death. She married Leo Schill Feb. 29, 1936, in Newton. He preceded her in death Aug. 28, 1966. She married Thurman Jividen. He preceded her in death. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Mary’s Altar Society, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed dancing, cooking, traveling, sewing, church work, rummage sales, wedding and graduation dinners. Survivors include: a daughter, Virginia Frost of Newton; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation will be until 9 p.m. today with family greeting friends from 7 to 8 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery with Father John Hotze of St. Mary’s Catholic Church officiating. Memorials have been established with the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home. (Petersen Family Funeral Home, May 16, 2006).