Butler  County,  Kansas



William W. Eis, age 79, died December 7 in Great Bend. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock in Great Bend. Burial will be made in the Elmwood cemetery in Augusta. There will be graveside services at 3 p.m.
(Augusta Daily Gazette ~ Thursday ~ December 9, 1954)



Cliff Maugans, aged 65, died Monday at his home 431 Walnut street. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Dunsford chapel with burial in Elmwood cemetery. Rev. Stanley Andersen, pastor of the First Baptist church, will be in charge.

Mr. Maugans was born January 20, 1889 in Anderson, Ind., the son of Mary J. and Charles O. Maugans. Survivors are a brother, John Maugans of Independence; and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Kurtz and Mrs. Bertha Offill, Ponca City, Okla. and Mrs. Ruth Sterling, Caney.

He came to Butler county in 1921 and he was a carpenter.
(Augusta Daily Gazette ~ Tuesday ~ October 26, 1954)



Funeral services of John Nelson Griffith, 82, of 1315 North St. Francis, Wichita, will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Cochran mortuary there. Burial will be in Elmwood cemetery.

Mr. Griffith died Friday night. He was born in Wheeling, W. Va. and has resided in Wichita since 1937, moving there from Portland, Ore.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; a brother, Charles or El Dorado; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Henderson, Wichita; five stepdaughters and three stepsons as wel as othe relatives. He was an uncle of Mrs. Jessie Singer and Mrs. Loren Keethler of Augusta.
(Augusta Daily Gazette ~ Monday ~ October 11, 1954)


Funeral rites were held at 1 o'clock today at the Dunsford chapel for Deborah Sue Angel, eight-day-old daughter of Mildred June and Charles J. Angel. The baby died January 12 and was born in El Dorado January 4. The family resides at 237 East 12th Street.

Other survivors are two brothers, William Edwin and Donald Eugene of the home; a sister, Peggy Charlene, also of the home; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David Rice of Roswell, N. Mex. and W. H. Angel of Columbus.

The family belongs to the Assembly of God church. Rev. K. M. Stottlemyer conducted the service. Burial was made in Elmwood cemetery.
(Augusta Daily Gazette ~ Wednesday ~ January 13, 1954)


NETTIE (HILL) HAMBLET, 90, of Augusta, homemaker, died Monday, July 6, 1987. Service 11 a.m. Thursday, Dunsford Funeral Home.

Survivors: brother, Percy Hill of La Jolla, Calif.; sister, Florence Palmer of Bend, Ore.
(Wichita Eagle ~ July 7, 1987 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)


Harlin Services Here Saturday

Cicero Sequayah (Squeak) Harlin, 47, died July 7 in Sacramento, Calif. Services will be held in Augusta from the Dunsford chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.

Mr. Harlin was born Feb. 17, 1911 in Westville, Okla., the son of Mable Tucker Harlin and Cabel Harlin.

A sister, Lucille Harlin, resides in Wichita. His father resides in Oklahoma and his stepfather, Ernie Ewalt in Augusta.
(Augusta Daily Gazette ~ July 9, 1958 ~ Submitted by Judy Mayfield)


Harlin Funeral Yesterday

Funeral services were held yesterday for Mrs. C.S. Harlin, who died in the Southwest Osteopathic hospital in Wichita, shortly after the birth of her baby boy, Monday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. George Watts of Douglass.
(Augusta Daily Gazette ~ April 9, 1931 ~ Submitted by Judy Mayfield)


Lucille Harlin, 79, Augusta, step-daughter of E.H. Ewalt of Augusta, died Wednesday, Feb. 8.

Her graveside funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Elmwood Cemetery in Augusta with Dr. Robert Box of First Baptist Church officiating.

She was born on June 28, 1915 in Oklahoma.

In addition to her step-father, the retired Coleman of Wichita employee leaves a nephew, Dennis Harlin, address unavailable.

Hillside Funeral Home Augusta is in charge of arrangements.
(Augusta Daily Gazette ~ February 9, 1995 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)


Life Saved Once But Death Takes Local Boy Yesterday

A baby, who seven years ago was snatched from death by a metal lung, died yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Allen Memorial hospital in El Dorado. He was Robert Dean Harlin, 7, son of C.S. Harlin.

Seven years ago on April 6, 1931, a chubby baby lay snuggly wrapped in a blanket in his crib in the Southwestern Ostepoathic hospital in Wichita unaware that his arrival had caused the death of his mother, Helen Rowe Harlin. He weighed 10 pounds at birth and only slight hopes for his life were entertained. When all other efforts failed a breathing machine was brought from a Wichita mortuary which saved the little fellows life. A formula was worked out for the baby and he lived until yesterday. Influenza with intestinal complications are said to have caused the boy's death. He was ill one week.

Robert Dean made his home with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Ewalt, 1447 Dearborn. Other survivors are his father, and his grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Glen Rowe of Douglass.

Robert Dean was a member and regular attendant of the Baptist church. He was in the second grade at school, a pupil in Vera Clark's room.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Dunsford chapel. Mrs. R.R. Shirk, acting pastor of the Baptist church will conduct the service. Burial will be made in the Elmwood cemetery.
(Augusta Daily Gazette ~ February 23, 1939 ~ Submitted by Judy Mayfield)


Hart, Margaret Allene, 87, homemaker, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 1995. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Survivors: sister-in-law, Dorothy Nickel of El Dorado, two step-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the American Heart Association. Kirby-Morris Funeral Home.
(Wichita Eagle ~ December 8, 1995 ~ Submitted by Judy Mayfield)


LESLIE RAY HARVEY, 50, of Douglass, farmer, died Wednesday, April 6, 1988. Service 3 p.m. today, United Methodist Church, Leon.

Survivors: wife, Maryln; sons, Les of Douglass, Troy of Memphis, Tenn.; mother, Velma Sears of Columbia, Miss.; father, Wilson Harvey of Tylertown, Miss.; sister, Fay Fisher of Mulvane; two grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Shrine Crippled Children's Hospital and the Plane of Mercy. Dunsford Funeral Home, Augusta.
(Wichita Eagle ~ April 8, 1988 ~ Submitted by Judy Mayfield)


Harvey, Louida Becky, 87, homemaker and former Dairiette Carryout employee, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000. Visitation with family 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, service 2 p.m. Thursday, both at Dunsford Funeral Home.

Survivors: son, James Harris of Troy, Mich.; stepson, L.R. Harvey of Cheyenne, Wyo.; adopted daughter, Virginia Kellogg, stepdaughter, Nita Mae Mercer, both of Augusta; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
(Wichita Eagle ~ February 28, 2000 ~ Submitted by Judy Mayfield)


Havice Services Held Saturday

Funeral services for Sida Howard Havice, 64, who lost his life in a car accident July 15, one-half mile west of the Rose Hill corner, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Dunsford chapel. Rev. Victor A. Major will be in charge. Burial will be in Elmwood cemetery.

Mr. Havice was born Feb. 1, 1894 at Rexford, Kans., the son of Luticia May Davis and Charley Havice. He was married to Julia Ann Cole Sept. 16, 1925 at Colby. She survives.

Other survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Edith May Swigert and Mrs. Jannetta Fern Swigert of Buffalo Mo., and two sons Charley of the home, and Junior Howard of Shackleford, Mo. There are two sisters, Mrs. Iva Curry of Oakley and Mrs. Olie Lowry of Twin Falls, Idaho.; and 11 grandchildren.

Before moving here a year ago in June, Mr. Havice lived in Buffalo, Mo., where he was a farmer. He was a member of the Rexford Methodist church and a veteran of WW I.
(Augusta Daily Gazette ~ July 18, 1958 ~ Submitted by Judy Mayfield)


AUGUSTA - Hayes, Esther E. (Krug), 101, passed away Wed, Sept 26, in South Bend, Indiana. Visitation, Sat, 1:30-2:30, funeral service following at 2:30 pm, both at Dunsford-Zeiner Funeral Home.

Survivors: son, Robert Hayes, Wichita; daughter, Gayle (David) Hachen, South Bend, IN; 2 grandsons. Memorial: Methodist Church or Charity of your choice.
(September 28, 2007 ~ Submitted by Judy Mayfield)


Hayes, Vernon W., 92, retired Augusta school system teacher and principal, died Thursday, June 15, 1995. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, United Methodist Church.

Survivors: wife, Esther; son, Robert of Wichita; daughter, Gayle Hachen of South Bend, Ind.; two grandchildren. Memorial has been established with United Methodist Church. Dunsford Funeral Home.
(Wichita Eagle ~ June 16, 1995 ~ Submitted by Judy Mayfield)


Haynes, Billy C., 58, retired Cessna Aircraft Co. worker, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 1993. Service 1 p.m. Wednesday, Culbertson-Smith Mortuary.

Survivors: fiancee, Wonda Bailey of Haysville; sons, Phillip of Hesston, Tim of Augusta; daughters, Paula Haynes, Gayla Reynolds, both of Wichita, Sonya Young of Latham, Donita Raggio of Manhattan, Tammy Haynes of Derby; mother, Ruby Ralston of Wichita; sister, Gwen Shaver of Augusta; seven grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Hospice Inc. of Wichita.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Sept. 7, 1993 ~ Submitted by Judy Mayfield)


Margaret Elizabeth Hays, 88, Augusta, retired registered nurse, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday. Funeral service at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, at the First Christian Church in Augusta.

Margaret was born Oct 17, 1919, in Bedford Va. to Henry and Anna (Fers) Tolley. She completed nurses training in 1943 and became a nurse for the U.S. Navy during WWII.

Margaret married Rupert Hays, Sr. on June 2, 1945, in Richmond, Va. The Hays family moved to Augusta in 1967. Some of her local involvement included: serving on the City Council, deaconess at church, member of the Optimist Club, volunteering with the American Red Cross, a Republican Precinct Committee Woman, President of the American Legion Auxiliary, to name a few.

Survivors: son, Rupert "Chuck" Hays, Jr., Augusta; daughter, Laura Morrison, Wichita; sister, Gerry Simmons, Massillon, Ohio; two granddaughters, Jennifer and Michelle Morrison; two step-granddaughters, Bonnie (Denny) Brown and Tiffiny Hays.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Red Cross in care of the funeral home.
(Augusta Daily Gazette ~ December 19, 2007 ~ Submitted by Judy Mayfield)


Christopher Lee Hagebusch, 26, Augusta, construction cement employee passed away Friday, June 13, 2008.

Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening; funeral service at 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at Dunsford-Zeiner Funeral Home, Augusta. Interment in Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta.

Survivors: father, Donny (Terry) Hagebusch, Sr., Augusta; mother, Rhonda (Thornton) Taylor, Wichita; son, Seth Hagebusch Brungard of Augusta; brothers, Donny (Tricia) Hagebusch Jr, Augusta, Ryan Hagebusch, Wichita; grandparents, Charles and Lois Hagebusch, Sr, Augusta, Mary Thornton, Augusta, Bud and Sharri Thornton, Douglass; great-grandmother, Faye Payton, Augusta.

Preceded in death by his grandmother Shirley Archer and cousin Jason Hagebusch.

Memorial established with the Seth Hagebusch Brungardt Educational Fund at White Eagle Credit Union, 2830 Ohio, Augusta, KS 67010, or in care of Dunsford-Zeiner Funeral Home, Augusta.
(Augusta Daily Gazette ~ June 16, 2008 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)


AUGUSTA - Hagebusch, Jason Edward, 30, passed away Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007. Visitation 6-8 Wed at Headley Funeral Chapel.Private famiy service will be held. Jason was born in Wichita, Kansas on Oct. 28, 1976, he was the son of the Clyde Hagebusch and Carmen Lehr. He worked as a HVAC intstaller for McCune Heating and Cooling. He is survived by: daughters, Loren Marshall of Augusta; and Meredith Hughes; mother, Carmen Lehr of Augusta; father, Clyde Hagebusch of Salina; grandparents, Charles and Lois Hagebusch of Augusta; Shirley Archer of Pittsburgh and Elsie Lehr of Augusta; uncles and aunts, Charles Jr. and Lila Hagebusch of Augusta; Donny and Terry Hagebusch of Augusta; and Jon and Tammy Lehr of Wichita; Phyllis Brown, of Pittsburgh; Carla Lehr of Wichita; cousins Megan Dress and Andrew Lehr and numerous other cousins. He was preceded in death by a grandfather Carl Lehr. Memorials may be made to the Loren Marshall Fund c/o Community Bank of Wichita.
(Wichita Eagle ~ February 14, 2007 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)


Haigler, Norma E., 79, homemaker, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 1995. Service 1:30 p.m. today, Elmwood Cemetery.

Survivors: sons, Robert McCalla of Augusta, Gary Haigler of El Dorado; daughters, Patricia Bogges of Augusta, Betty Lynam of Wichita; brother, Cleo Stinnett, sister, Evelyn Jackson, both of Augusta; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Augusta Medical Complex and Hospice Inc., Wichita. Hillside Funeral Home, Augusta.
(Wichita Eagle ~ January 21, 1995 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)


Hailey, William H. "Bill," 68, retired Kansas Gas Service foreman, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Monday, Christ Lutheran Church.

Survivors: wife, Mildred; daughters and sons-in-law, Vanessa and Jeff Johnson of Wichita, Marcella and Mark Sandry of Kalispell, Mont.; brother, Alvin of Elmdale; sisters, Jane Miller of Lost Springs, Ruth Sollner of Burdick, Dotty Olson of Logans Port, Ind.; grandchildren, Hailey and Taylor Johnson, Brock and Luke Sandry. Memorial established with American Lung Association for Pulmonary Fibrosis Research and Christ Lutheran Church. Hillside Funeral Home Augusta.
(Wichita Eagle ~ December 2, 2000 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)


Letha M. Hale, 86, Wichita, passed away on Monday, Feb. 20, 2006.

Graveside service at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Elmwood Cemetery in Augusta. Those attending should use the Ohio Street entrance.

Viewing from 1 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Headley Funeral Chapel in Augusta.

Letha was born in Grove, Okla., on March 22, 1919, the daughter of Samuel Wiley and Martha Jane (Morrison) Lackey. She married Leon Hale on Feb. 10, 1961 in Wichita.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; three brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials to Medicalodge of Douglass Outdoor Flower Fund.

Arrangements under the direction of Headley Funeral Chapel in Augusta.
(Augusta Daily Gazette ~ February 21, 2006 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)


Cleo Charlotte (Ohmart) Hall, 73, homemaker, died Friday, Aug. 30, 1991. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dunsford Funeral Home.

Survivors: husband, Lloyd; son, Ben of Augusta; daughter, Erma Peters of El Dorado; sister, Lillian Stinnett of Augusta; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Hospice Inc.
(Wichita Eagle ~ August 31, 1991 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)


Hall, Hazel Lenore, 87, of Casper, Wyo., formerly of Augusta, former rural and high school teacher, died Tuesday, July 9, 1996. Services 10 a.m. today, Bustard Funeral Home, Casper; 10:30 a.m. Monday, Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta.

Survivors: daughters, Susan Jennings of Gering, Neb., Mary Lynn Parrill of Casper; brother, John Hyde of Augusta; seven grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Natrona County Senior Citizen Center.
(Wichita Eagle ~ July 12, 1996 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)


Hall, Lloyd E., 85, retired self-employed trucker, died Saturday, March 19, 1994. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Hillside Funeral Home, Augusta.

Survivors: sons, Ben of Augusta; daughter, Erma Peters of El Dorado; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
(Wichita Eagle ~ March 21, 1994 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)


Alta Ruth (Gates) Hamilton, 82, retired Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. employee, died Monday, March 12, 1990. Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Elmwood Cemetery.

Survivors: daughter, Norma Bartholomew of Augusta; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with the American Cancer Society and the American Diabetes Association. Dunsford Funeral Home.
(Wichita Eagle ~ March 13, 1990 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)


Ila Jean (Siler) Hamilton, 65, retired nurses aide, died Friday, July 5, 1991. Service 10 a.m. today, Dunsford Funeral Home, Augusta.

Survivors: sons, Larry of Haven, Raymond of El Dorado, Joe of Wichita; daughter, Nancy Thiel of Shawnee, Okla.; eight grandchildren; three great- grandchildren.
(Wichita Eagle ~ July 9, 1991 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)


Hamilton, Marguerite A., 77, homemaker, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Hillside Funeral Home Augusta.

Survivors: husband, Tom; daughter, April Voss of Belle Plaine; stepson, Paul of Shelly, Ore.; stepdaughter, Thomasena Simpson of London, England; brother, Merle Eberhart of Fairbury, Neb.; sister, Ruby Cole of Lincoln, Neb.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Ronald McDonald House.
(Wichita Eagle ~ June 28, 2000 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)


Ora Jennie (Barker) Hamilton, 90, retired salesclerk, died Monday, Sept. 23, 1991. Service 11 a.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church.

Survivors: sons, Howard of Oakmont, Pa., Clinton of Manhattan, Robert of Columbia, S.C., John of Topeka; daughter, Deloris Koch of Hawthorne, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with First Baptist Church. Dunsford Funeral Home.
(Wichita Eagle ~ September 25, 1991 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)


Hamilton, Raymond M., 46, oil field roughneck, died Tuesday, April 1, 1997. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Kirby-Morris Funeral Home.

Survivors: daughter, Renee of El Dorado; brothers, Larry of Michigan, Joe of Andover; sister, Nancy Rains of Andover.
(Wichita Eagle ~ April 3, 1997 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)


JAMES L. HAMMON SR., 61, of Augusta, retired civil engineer, died Tuesday, March 31, 1987. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Prairie Hills Baptist Church.

Survivors: wife, Pauline; sons, James Jr., Daniel, both of Wichita; daughters, Wanda Meyer of Oklahoma City, Shirley Smith of Cassville, Mo., Ella Storrer of Augusta, Bobbie Sprang of Olathe, Janice Pope of Pratt, Garnett Dixon of Wichita; brothers, Bobby, Calvin, both of Wichita; sisters, Louise Baker of Kingman, Ariz., Norma Smith of Wichita; 24 grandchildren; one great- grandchild. Dunsford Funeral Home.
(Wichita Eagle ~ April 1, 1987 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)


AUGUSTA - Hammond, Maurice M., 84, retired Mobil Pipeline dispatcher, died April 8, 2004. Visitation with family 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Hillside Funeral Home-Augusta Chapel. Service 11 a.m. Monday, Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marjorie K. Hammond.

Survivors: wife, Marjorie R.; son, Steve of Olathe; daughters, Judy Patton of Wichita, Kathy Raber of Augusta; stepsons, Jim Auer of Lumberton, TX, Vic Auer of El Dorado; stepdaughter, Laura Swan of Augusta; 13 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Memorial to Christ Lutheran Church, 1500 Cron, Augusta, KS 67010. Services under the direction of Hillside Funeral Home-Augusta Chapel. 775-3777.
(Wichita Eagle ~ April 11, 2004 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)


Hammond, Thelma Pauline, 83, of Westminster, Colo., formerly of Augusta, retired Nebraska Sales Book Co. secretary, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 1994. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta.

Survivors: son, James of Longmont, Colo.; daughter, Patsy Johnson of Arvada, Colo.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorial has been established with Mountair Christian Church. Dunsford Funeral Home, Augusta.
(Wichita Eagle ~ January 27, 1994 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)


Hampton, John Robert, 70, retired Love Box Co. laminator operator, died Friday, June 25, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Old Mission Mortuary.

Survivors: wife, Marjorie; sons, David Hammond, Steven Hammond, both of Wichita; brothers, Eddie of Cherryvale, Milton of Wichita, Carl of Los Molinos, Calif.; sister, Patsy Allen of Mulvane; five grandchildren.
(Wichita Eagle ~ June 27, 1999 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)


Marilla E. (Kingsbury) Hancock, 80, of Kansas City, Mo., former Wichita resident, retired advertising manager, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 1989. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Dunsford Funeral Home, Augusta.

Survivor: brother, C.L. Kingsbury of Andover.
(Wichita Eagle ~ November 16, 1989 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)


Hancock, Melba Almetta, 87, homemaker, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 1996. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Elmwood Cemetery.

Survivors: sons, Don of Wichita, Garland of Augusta; daughters, Lawanna Smith of Yates Center, Dorla Virgil of Montrose, Colo., Judy Miller of Augusta; 18 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren. Dunsford Funeral Home.
(Wichita Eagle ~ December 27, 1996 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)


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