BAIR, DAUGHTER

Death: January 27, 3 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Bair, lung fever. (The Burns Citizen, January 27, 1898)

BAXTER, Mrs. P. C.

Friends of Mrs. P. C. Baxter were shocked to learn of her rather sudden death at her him in Larned, Aug. 16. Mrs. Baxter will be remembered by the early comers to Burns as one with her husband, was one of the first settlers in this section, having come here when the nearest trading point was Emporia. (The Burns Citizen, August 19, 1909)

BEEBE, A. L.

Died, August 16 of congestive chills, A. L. Beebe age 69. He came to Kansas in 1877. (Burns Monitor, August 22, 1890)

BEUKE, CATHERINE

Mrs. Catherine Beuke, a pioneer Kansan and widow of the late J. A. Beuke died May 17, 1937, in a Wichita hospital. She was born April 29, 1867 in Wesphalia, Germany, and came with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Herman Uppenkmap, to the United States at the age of 17. The family moved directly to Burns. The town was founded by J. A. Beuke and Arnold Funke, partners in the mercantile business. At that time it was known as St. Francis, but was changed to Burns when the railroad was extended through. Mr. and Mrs. Beuke were married here and resided here until 1908, when they retired and moved to Wichita, where Mr. Beuke died in 1919. (The Burns Citizen - May 27, 1937)y

BEUKE, JOHN A.

Obit: The body of John A. Beuke, a former citizen of Burns, was brought to this city for burial Monday afternoon. After an illness of 7 weeks he died at St. Frances Hospital, Wichita, Ks., Sept. 25, 1919. The citizens of this community will remember him as being associated with Mr. Arnold Funke in the General merchandise business until about 13 years ago, at which time he retired. He was born in Turistimgen, Germany, and came to this country when a mere lad. He at first resided at Cincinnatie, Ohio, and later came to Burns. He was also the postmaster at one time. He leaves his wife, 3 sons - Rudolph, Hubert, and Otto and 1 daughter, Mrs. A. H. Wehling. (The Burns Citizen - Sept. 25, 1919)

BRABHAM, TERRY

Services are pending for Terry Brabham, 56, of Wichita, who died Wednesday. Kirby-Morris Funeral Home has the arrangements. (El Dorado Times, Apr 21, 1994)

BRAWNER, HARRY M.

Harry M. Brawner, 69, of Augusta, died Thursday, March 24, 1994 at St. Joseph Hospital. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hillside Funeral Home in Augusta. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.

He was born July 7, 1924, in Hennessey, Okla., to Fred Brawner and Elei Gorden. On Dec. 16, 1952, he and Alberta Keys were married in Wichita. He was a retired carpenter and had served in the U.S. Army during WWII.

Survivors include: wife, Alberta, son Harry W. of El Dorado, daughter Debbie Tong of El Dorado, brothers, Harold of Dover, Okla., Marvin of Enid, Okla., sisters, Mary Lou Hickey of Hennessey, Okla., Bella Giles of Augusta, two grandsons.

Memorials are to the American Heart Association. (El Dorado Times, March 25, 1994)

BRAZELTON, LILLY MAE

Lilly Mae Brazelton, 86, of Kansas City, Mo., died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 1994, at the villa Ventura Apartments. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday in Sunset Lawns Cemetery.

She was born Nov. 28, 1907, in Carthage, Mo., the daughter of H. J. and Lue Elizabeth (Harper) Carter and graduated from El Dorado High School in 1925. She was a retired bookkeeper.

On April 28, 1986, she and Bill Brazelton were married. He died in 1987.

Survivors include: brother, Clyde Carter of El Dorado. She was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. (El Dorado Times, Jan. 21, 1994)

BRENTLINGER, HAZEL M.

Services are pending for Hazel M. Brentlinger, 84, of El Dorado, who died Tuesday. (El Dorado Times, June 15, 1994)

Hazel M. Brentlinger, 84, of El Dorado, died Tuesday, June 14, 1991, at a local nursing home. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Kirby-Morris Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sunset Lawns Cemetery. Rev. Dick Sipe, will officiate the services.

She was born Oct. 31, 1909, in Mountain view, Mo., the daughter of Walter and Lula (Plimpton) Farrar and had lived in this area since 1917. On Feb. 9, 1946, she and Raymond Brentlinger were married in Kansas City, Mo. He died in 1976.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church. Alpha Philathea Sunday School Class and the Rachel Circle.

Survivors include: stepson, John of Arizona, brother, Walter Farrar of El Dorado, sisters, Jeanetta Wall of El Dorado, Irene Shatto of Colfax, Calif. She was preceded in death by a brother.

Memorials are to the First Baptist Church Christian Life Center. (El Dorado Times, June 16, 1994)

BRICKER, MARJORIE S.

Marjorie S. Bricker, 77, of El Dorado, died Monday evening, Dec. 26, 1994, at Susan B. Allen Hospital. Graveside services are 3 p.m. in the Marysville, (Kan) Cemetery.

She was born April 16, 1917, in Omaha, Neb., the daughter of Julius N. and Mamie Spangler Strand. She was a homemaker and had lived in El Dorado since 1986. She was a member of the Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church in Omaha.

On April 16, 1938, she and Gary Bricker were married in Denver, Colo.

Survivors include: husband, Gary, daughters, Mary Dettke of Marysville, Ann Sutherland of El Dorado, seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one granddaughter.

Memorials for Multiple Sclerosis may be left at Carlson Funeral Home. (El Dorado Times, December 1994)

BRICKLEY, GRACE F.

Grace F. Brickley, 100, of El Dorado, formerly of Rosalia, died Monday, morning, July 11, 1994, at Knutson Manor Nursing center. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Carlson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Blankenship Cemetery.

She was born Nov. 23, 1893, at Rosalia, the daughter of Zimri and Verda Cook Blankenship. She was a retired telephone operator having worked for more than 20 years and was a member of the Rosalia United Methodist Church.

On Jan. 8, 1913 she and Guy Brickley were married in El Dorado. He died June 26, 1966.

Survivors include: daughter, Faye Seglem of Augusta, six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons and two daughters.

Memorials are to the Rosalia United Methodist Church. (El Dorado Times, July 11, 1994)

BRICKLEY, HOWARD W.

Howard W. Brickley, 80, of Augusta, retired Beech Aircraft welder, died Friday, Feb. 4, 1994. Services were held Tuesday morning at Lakeview Funeral Home, Wichita.

Survivors include: sister, Faye Seglem of Augusta; mother, Grace Brickley of El Dorado.

Memorials are to the American Cancer Society. (El Dorado Times, Feb. 8, 1994)

BRINKLEY, CLAIRE ANN (SIKES)

Claire Ann (Sikes) Brinkley, 99, of Bartlesville, Okla., formerly of El Dorado, died Wednesday, March 9, 1994. Services are 2 p.m. Friday in Memorial Park Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 31, 1894, near Norwood, Mo. the daughter of Daniel Cornelius and Millie C. (Coday) Sikes. She completed her education in Gas City, Kan.

On Sept. 26, 1917, she and Rolla Ray Brinkley were married in Independence, Kan. And they lived in Benedict, Kan. Until his death in 1919. She lived in El Dorado from 1925 to 1942 when she moved to Bartlesville. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the James H. Teel American legion Post No. 105 Auxiliary.

Survivors include: son, Rolla, of El Dorado; two grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; two nieces and two nephews.

Arnold Moore Funeral Service in Bartlesville has the arrangements. (El Dorado Times, March 9, 1994)

BRINKMEYER, VERNA C.

Verna C. Brinkmeyer, 91, of Winfield, died Friday, May 13, 1994 at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital in El Dorado.

She was born June 20, 1902 in Sedgwick County to James and Clara (Fassett) Mead. She graduated from Valley Center High School and married William F. Brinkmeyer, Nov. 1, 1922 in Valley Center. He preceded her in death on July 16, 1962.

She retired as a L.P.N. from William Newton Memorial Hospital in Newton. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and Colfax Rebekah Lodge #71 of Winfield.

She is survived by three sons, Loren J. of El Dorado, Dean A. of Topeka, and William M. of Douglass; a daughter, Maryetta Moore of Greely, Colo., a sister; Neva Salder of Carrollton, Texas; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home in Winfield, with interment in the Highland Cemetery in Winfield.

Memorials are suggested to the Grace United Methodist Church in Winfield. (El Dorado Times, May 14, 1994)

BRISCOE, BERTHA MARIE

Bertha Marie Briscoe, 76, of Potwin, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 1994, at Wheat State Manor. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lamb-Nutter Mortuary, Whitewater, with Rev. Rick McNary officiating. Burial will be in McGill Cemetery, Potwin.

She was born July 7, 1918, in Pratt, the daughter of Frank and Gertrude Blankhaver Clark. On Aug. 15, 1969, she and John Briscoe were married in El Dorado. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include: husband, John, brother, Frank Clark of Haven, sister, Ruth Mikle of Kalamazoo, MI. (El Dorado Times, Aug. 23, 1994)

BRITTING, HELEN E.

Helen E. Britting, 76, of Wichita, homemaker, died Monday, Oct. 10, 1994. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mission Chapel Mausoleum.

Survivors include: son, Dean, of Wichita, daughter, Sue Solomon of Derby, mother, Alta Patterson of Oklahoma city, sisters, Jane Keesee, Dorothy Gilliland, both of Oklahoma City, Mary Garrett of Edmond, Okla., seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.

Memorials are to Hillside Christian Church and Wichita children's Museum. Downing & Lahey Mortuary has the arrangements. (El Dorado Times, Oct. 11, 1994)

BROWN, JAMES THOMAS "TOM" III

James Thomas "Tom" Brown III, 82, of Arkansas City, died Saturday, April 23, 1994. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Tonkawa (Okla) I.O.O.F. cemetery. Rev. David James will officiate.

He was born Dec. 14, 1911, in Salt Fork, Okla., to James T. Brown Jr and Mary Elizabeth Bobbitt) Brown, and graduated from Lamont High School in 1929. He attended Northern Oklahoma Junior College in Tonkawa.

On Oct. 24, 1935, he and Maxine Claire McNeil were married in Enid. He was an oil field pumper for Parker Oil company and Jan Oil Company. His memberships included the First Baptist Church and Ponca City Senior Citizen's Club.

Survivors include: wife, Maxine, sons, James IV, Robert, both of Arkansas City; daughter, Betty Bogart of El Dorado, sister, Naomi Yost of Ponca City, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and son Bill.

Memorials are to Ponca City 55 and Older Club. (El Dorado Times, April 25, 1994)

BROWN, MAXINE C.

Maxine C. Brown, 78, of Arkansas City, homemaker died Saturday, June 4, 1994. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home.

Survivors include sons, James IV, Robert, both of Arkansas City, daughter Betty Bogart of El Dorado, brothers, Jasper McNeil of Arizona, Richard McNeil of Oklahoma City, 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren. Memorials are to the Senior Citizens Center of Ponca City, Okla. (El Dorado Times, June 6, 1994)

BRUMBACK, ARCHIE

Archie Brumback, 81, of Arkansas City, retired USD 470 custodian, died Tuesday, June 14, 1994. Services are 2 p.m. Monday in Riverview Cemetery.

Survivors include, son, Bob, daughter, Phyllis Baker, both of Arkansas city, brother, Bob of Florida, sister, Laura Kimberlin of El Dorado, eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home has the arrangements. (El Dorado times, June 6, 1994)

BRUMBAUGH, DOROTHY M. (BAKER)

Dorothy M. (Baker) Brumbaugh, 73, former Wichita public schools food service employee, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 1994. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home in Cottonwood Falls.

Survivors include: husband, Harold, sons, Jerry of Alexander, Va., Lyle of Augusta, daughters, Dianna Peters of Columbus, Ind., Leta Gaither, Linda Flores, both of Knoxville, Tenn., Marcia Harbour of Viola, Ark., brothers, Melvin Baker of Arkansas City, Robert Baker, of Leon, sisters, Louise Armitstead of Washington, Iowa, Esther Morgan of Emporia, Mildred Tuefel of Park city, Alice Strong, Mary green, both of Wichita, Wanda Morgan of Cottonwood Falls, 20 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.

Memorials are to the Chase County Emergency Medical Service. (El Dorado Times, Feb. 24, 1994)

BRUNGARDT, MARGIE L.

Margie L. Brungardt, 64, of El Dorado, died Thursday morning, March 3, 1994, at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church with Dr. Dennis Kuder officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Lawns Cemetery.

She was born Jan. 19, 1930, in El Dorado, the daughter of Guy E. and Margaret (Fowler) Prewitt, and lived in El Dorado all her life. On April 16, 1949 she and Milford Artz were married. He died Jan. 9, 1973. On Nov. 15, 1975, she and Edward Brungardt were married. He died July 17, 1991.

She was a retired receptionist for Dr. Harry W. Fritzgerald. Memberships included First United Methodist Church and the church circle and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

Survivors include: son, Jeff Artz of Potwin, daughters, Donna Artz of Wichita, Sandra Beal of El Dorado, stepsons, Lester Brungardt of Wichita, Vern Brungardt of Plano, Texas, stepdaughter Debbie Zieman of El Dorado, father and stepmother, Guy and MaryEtta Prewitt of El Dorado, brothers, David Prewitt of Towanda, Danny Prewitt of Fayetteville, Ark., sisters, Frankie Meek of Arkansas City, Judy Reiswig of El Dorado; nine grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother Margaret Prewitt.

Memorials are to the First United Methodist Church. Kirby-Morris Funeral Home has the arrangements. (El Dorado Times, March 4, 1994)

BUCKLES, GLADYS ALVA

Gladys Alva Buckles, 88, of Armarillo, Texas formerly of Kiowa and Wichita, homemaker and former teacher, died Friday, Sept. 23, 1994. Services were held this afternoon at the United Methodist Church in Kiowa.

Survivors include: sons, Curtis of Wichita, Merrill of Amarillo, daughter Mauricia Reeves of Leon, 14 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren.

Memorials are to Hospice in Canyon, Texas. Schooler-Gordon-Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Directors in Amarillo have the arrangements. (El Dorado Times, Sept. 26, 1994)

BUILTA, JOHN H. II

John H. Builta II, 96, of Wichita, former Caldwell resident, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 1994. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Elliott-Schaeffer Mortuary, Caldwell.

Survivors include: sons, John III of Pueblo, Colo., Lincoln of Lake Port, Calif., Lee of Los Alamos, Calif., George of Valley Center, Robert of Springfield, Ore, daughters, Louella Voorhis of Caldwell, Maxine Eicher, Dolly Ervin, both of Wichita, Anna belle Woodward of Towanda, 29 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Central Christian Church in Caldwell. (El Dorado Times, Feb. 16, 1994)

BUMP, HELEN M. "ROSIE"

Helen M. "Rosie" Bump, 74, of Bement, Ill., died Jan. 22, 19914. Services were held Tuesday at the Monticello Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Robert Fortner officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove, Cemetery, Grayville, Ill.

She was born March 20, 1919, in Grayville, Ill., to Lloyd Williams and Bessie Eck. On Dec. 16, 1940, she and Leon Bump were married in Albion, Ill. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include sons, Douglas of Wichita, David of El Dorado, sister, Alena Hartsock of Grayville, Ill, four grandchildren.

Memorials are to the Monticello Church of the Nazarene. Roux-Wright Funeral Home had the arrangements. (El Dorado Times, Jun 27, 1994)

BUNYARD, MELBA KAY

Melba Kay Bunyard, 54, of Leon, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 1994. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Hillside Funeral Home in Augusta. Burial will be in Leon Cemetery.

She was born April 13, 1939, in Wichita, to John H. Landon and Marcella Cox. On March 21, 1958, she and Jack Bunyard were married in Newton. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include: Husband Jack, daughter, Deborah Kay Ervin of Eureka; sisters, Loretta Weisner of Hesperia, Calif., Vera Hull of Jenks, Okla., Alma Lessley of Derby, Zella Gibson of Wichita, Norma Yergler of Santa Ana, Calif.; three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Richard, on Sept. 18, 1987.

Memorials are to Halstead Hospital. (El Dorado Times, Jan. 7, 1994)

BURKE, ELFREDA GRACE

Elfreda Grace Burke, 95, of Yates Center, former teacher, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 1994. Services were held today at Campbell Funeral Home.

Survivors include: niece, Irene Long of El Dorado; several other nieces and nephews. (El Dorado Times, Jan 8, 1994)

BURRESS, FRANK ALLEN

Frank Allen Burress, 84, of Augusta, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 1994, at AMCI Long Term care. Services are 2:30 p.m. Monday in Elmwood Cemetery.

He was born Oct. 6, 1909, in Andale, to Charles Wilbur Burress and Flossie Gertrude Deeds. On may 1, 1940, he and Wilma Lee Gravley were married in Sedgwick. She died in 1985. he was an operator for Mobil Oil.

Survivors include: stepdaughter, Anna lee Burress of Lawrence; brothers, W. Melvin, Gerald, both of Augusta, Wilbur of Moline, Ill, sisters, Ruth Corbin of Towanda, Hazel Eldringhoff of Augusta.

Memorials are to the Augusta Historical Society. Dunsford Funeral home has the arrangements. (El Dorado Times, Jan. 7, 1994)

BURTCHET, OLIVER S.

Oliver S. Burtchet, 87, of El Dorado, died Tuesday evening, April 12, 1994, at Knutson Manor Nursing Center. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Carlson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sunset Lawns cemetery.

He was born Aug. 28, 1906, in Rossville, Okla., the son of Rodman R. and Rosa Getty Burtchet. He lived in El Dorado for 37 years. He was a farm and ranch hand and had worked for the City of El Dorado.

On Oct. 24, 1943, he and Edna Fuller were married in El Dorado.

Survivors include: wife, Edna, son, William of El Dorado; four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter and one brother.

Memorials are to Bradford Memorial Library. (El Dorado Times, April 13, 1994)

BURWELL, JOHN ALLEN

John Allen Burwell, 13, of Wichita, died Thursday, April 28, 1994. Services are 1 p.m. today at Lakeview Funeral Home.

Survivors include: parents, John and Gale of Wichita, brother, Steven of the home, stepsisters, Lucy Coble of Towanda, Elizabeth, Sabrine, both of Wichita, grandmother, Alberta Slack of Wichita. (El Dorado Times, April 30, 1994)

BUSH, HELEN FRANCES

Helen Frances Bush, 73 of El Dorado, died Friday morning, March 4, 1994, at Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Temple Baptist Church in El Dorado. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery in Wichita.

She was born Aug 7, 1920, in Kingman, the daughter of Henry and May (Hanna) Fitz. On My 11, 1941, she and Rev. Carl Bush were married in Enid, Okla., and spent much of her life working as a pastor's wife in the Wichita, Topeka and El Dorado areas. She was a member of the Temple Baptist Church.

Survivors include: husband, Rev. Carl Bush, son Rev. Marty Bush of Centropolis; daughter, Carlene Ricketts of Winfield; brothers, Wilbur Fitz of Anthony, Donald Fitz of Oklahoma City, Okla., four grandchildren, one great-grandchild.

Memorials are to the Temple Baptist Church in El Dorado and the Centropolis Baptist Church in Ottawa. Kirby-Morris Funeral home has the arrangements. (El Dorado Times, March 5, 1994)

BUTLER, CAMALA "KAMI"

Camala "Kami" Butler, 28, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Thursday, May 12, 1994, following a long fight against cancer. Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 16, at the First Baptist Church of Jacksonville. Rev. David Miller officiated.

Kami was born March 10, 1966, in Fairfield, Calif., to Jimmie and Bonnie Butler. Following high school graduation, she learned to fly. She was a pilot for American Airlines and qualified in the Boeing 757/767.

In 1987 she was the recipient of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Sands of Time Youth Award for being an outstanding young woman of aviation.

She was an active member of the Jacksonville First Baptist Church. In December 1993 she was presented the church's River City Impact Award in the recognition of the inspiration she had given to so many people throughout her illness.

Survivors include: father Col. Jimmie H. Butler, USAF retired, of Colorado Springs, Colo., her mother, Bonnie Bernard of Jensen Beach, Fla., sister Kelli Butler of Fort Valley, Ga., grandmother, Hazel L. Butler, of El Dorado and many aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Howard H. Butler of El Dorado. (The El Dorado Times, May 19, 1994)

BUTTS, NEVA E.

Neva E. Butts, 97, of Leon, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 1994 at Susan B. Allen Hospital. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Butts Wakefield Cemetery, rural Leon. Carlson Funeral Home has the arrangements. (El Dorado Times, Sept. 30, 1994)

Neva E. Butts, 97, of Leon, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 1994 at Susan B. Allen Hospital. Services will be 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Leon Christian Church. Burial will be in the Butts Wakefield Cemetery, rural Leon.

She was born July 30, 1987, near Leon, the daughter of William and Irene Ellis Servis. She was a homemaker and lived most of her life in the Leon area. She was a member of the Leon Christian Church, Hickory FCE for 30 years, and had been a leader for the Hickory Helpers 4H Club.

On May 10, 1916, she and George A. Butts were married in Leon. He died Sept. 22, 1960.

Survivors include: daughter-in-law, Virginia Fritzler of Leon, four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Orlin, a brother and a nephew.

Memorials are to the Leon Christian Church. Carlson Funeral Home has the arrangements. (El Dorado Times, Oct. 1, 1994)

             

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