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Donation site set for children of Derby woman who died

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2013, at 5:24 p.m.
  • Updated Friday, April 11, 2014, at 6:20 p.m.

How you can help

What: Donations to help Nathan Dorl, 15, and Breanna Williamson, 11, whose mother was killed Sept. 1, 2013, in Derby.

What’s needed: Money, clothes, school supplies and other items appropriate for the children’s ages.

Donations: They can be made at youcaring.com/prayfornathan or by dropping them off at the Village Inn, 1200 N. Rock Road, or at Roy Group Realtors, 144 N. Oliver, Wichita.

The family of the two children whose mother died Sunday in Derby have set up a donation site for clothes and other items at a Wichita church.

Nathan Dorl, 15, and Breanna Williamson, 11, had to leave their Derby home without having a chance to take many belongings, said Charity Staggs, a cousin of the two children.

The donation site is Amazing Grace Baptist Church, 1758 S. Webb Road. The contact there is Tim Holeman, the church’s pastor, or his wife, Mindy Holeman.

Besides clothes, the children need school supplies, hygiene items and laundry soap.

Nathan wears medium-size men’s shirts, 30-by-30 pants and has a shoe size of 9 1/2. Breanna wears size 12 girls tops and shorts. Her shoe size is 6 1/2.

They moved earlier this week to live with their maternal grandparents in northern Oklahoma.

Their mother, Lonnie Staggs, was found dead under what authorities have called suspicious circumstances, although it hasn’t been ruled a homicide yet.

Her live-in boyfriend, Charles Beck, is considered a suspect and was arrested Sunday night in Texas County, Mo., on a warrant for suspicion of attempted homicide of Nathan. Beck was transferred to Kansas on Wednesday and was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail shortly before 4:30 p.m. His bond was set at $1 million.

Nathan was stabbed in the throat by the suspect. He was treated and released from the hospital Sunday.

Derby police have presented information on the case to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office, which is now considering charges, spokeswoman Georgia Cole said.

Reach Rick Plumlee at 316-268-6660 or rplumlee@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @rickplumlee.

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