FANSLER, RUTH G.
Ruth G. Fansler, 95, of El Dorado, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999 at Via Christi - St. Joseph Medical Center. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Walnut Valley Memorial Park.
She was born June 5, 1904 in Wichita, the daughter of LeRoy and Nancy Helen Koontz Glover. She had lived in El Dorado since 1932, living previously in Oklahoma and Missouri. She was a music teacher and gave private piano lessons.
She married Wayne Estella Fansler in February, 1953 at El Dorado. He preceded her in death.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, B. P. W., Order of the Eastern Star, and White Shrine.
She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Finger of Visalia, Calif., three step sons, David Wayne Fansler, James Oliver Fansler, and Keith Fansler, all of California; a step daughter, Joan Sue Stalnaker of Cassoday, 12 grand-children, 28 great-grand-children and two great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two husbands, John David Baughman and Wayne Estella Fansler and one step son.
Carlson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. (El Dorado Times, Oct. 27, 1999)
FERRY, ERVIN E.
Ervin E. Ferry, 78 of El Dorado, died Aug. 11 at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m., Aug. 15 at Carlson Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Piedmont Cemetery.
He was born February 19, 1922 to Elbert Chester and Goldie Pearl (Shipman) Ferry in Elk County. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II from 1942 to 1945.
On May 27, 1946, he was married to Pauline Schouten in Howard. They moved to El Dorado in 1963 and he worked as a parts manager for several automobile agencies and also was a tool crib manager for Cardwell. He was a member of the 30th Bombardment Association.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline of the home, a son, Ron Ferry of Potwin, a daughter, Ervetta Ferry of El Dorado; a brother, Chester Ferry of Moran, grandchildren, Dwayne Ferry of El Dorado, and Rhonda Ferry of Salem, Ore., and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials may be made in his memory for the American Lung Association in care of Carlson Funeral Home, who has the arrangements. (El Dorado Times, August 14, 2000)
Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon at two o'clock in the Dunsford Funeral Home Chapel, Augusta, for Ivan Freeman, 72, who died Monday, February 5, 1968, at his home on Route 2, Leon. Mr. Freeman had been burning trash in a pit silo and it is believed he suffered a heart attack and fell into the fire. His body was discovered by a son, Byron E., who lives in a separate house on the farm.
Ivan was the son of Byron Homer and Ida Katherine (Wells) Freeman and was born September 25, 1895 in Butler County.
Mr. Freeman, a retired farmer, was a member of the American Legion and served in the U.S. Army during WWI. He was married to Eva L. Shaffer on June 16, 1919. She survives, as do four sons, Byron E. and Harold R. of the home; Warren and Edward L. of Augusta; and two sisters, Mrs.. Leona Blue of Augusta and Mrs. Zilla Perry of Richland, Washington. He ws preceded in death by a daughter.
Rev. Daniel E. Bailey conducted the services and interment was in Little Walnut Cemetery, Leon. (El Dorado Times, Feb. 8, 1968)
FOOSHEE, DON W.
Funeral services for Don W. Fooshee, 58, who died Sunday, were held Wednesday in the Dietz-Carlson Colonial Chapel. The Rev. Lyle Curtis officiated.
Mrs. Amos B. Marsh accompanied Mrs. Ron Herndon and Mrs. Lynn McBride who sang "How Great Thou Art".
Burial was in the Walnut Valley Memorial Park. Casket bearers were L. E. Mitchell, Ron Herndon, Don Callaway, Sol Slum, H.E. Clifton and Eddie Dean. (El Dorado Times, August 10, 1978)
FOOSHEE, FERN B.
Fern B. Fooshee, 90, of El Dorado, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2006 at her home. Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26 at Carlson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Walnut Valley Memorial Park.
She was born Feb. 18, 1916 at Marcum, Okla., the daughter of John James and Hattie Mae (Becker) Ingersoll. Fern was a homemaker and had lived in El Dorado for many years. She was a member of the First Christian Church.
On March 17, 1948, she was united in marriage to Don Fooshee in a ceremony in Wichita. He preceded her in death on Aug. 6, 1978.
Survivors include: two sons and their spouses, Monte and Connie Stewart of Tulsa, Okla., and Rollen and Rhonda Fooshee of El Dorado; daughter and her husband Becky and Carroll Walters of Burns, brother Ed Ingersoll of Texas, nine grandchildren and 10-1/2 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, two sisters, a son Danny Ray who died at birth and two granddaughters, Kristee McAdoo and Angela Stewart.
Memorials in her memory for Hospice Care of Kansas may be left with Carlson Funeral Home where friends may call. (El Dorado Times, September 26, 2006)
FOUTS, JEWEL "JEFF" E.
Jewel "Jeff" E. Fouts, 80, of Wichita, died Thursday, Sept. 14. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18 at Resthaven Mortuary Chapel. Interment will be at Resthaven Gardens of Memory.
He was the son of Price and Mary Fouts. He grew up in El Dorado and attended El Dorado High School and Butler County Junior College. He owned and operated Jeff's Drive In in the 1940s and operated Fouts Market in the 1950s. He was a retired Churchill Turcklines employee and a railroad depot agent.
Survivors include: his wife, Doris of the home, sons, Jim and wife Sherri Fouts of Goddard and David and fiancé Pam Johnson of Wichita, a daughter, Kelly Fouts of Wichita, a brother, Forest Fouts of Escondido, Calif., and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Incorporated and the American cancer Society. Resthaven Mortuary has the arrangements. (El Dorado Times, Sept. 18, 2000)
FOWLER, DEAN ALAN
Dean Alan Fowler, 47, of Salina, died Friday. Services were held at 10 a.m. today at Ryan Mortuary. He was cremated and inurnment was in Gypsum Hill Cemetery in Salina.
He was born Feb. 27, 1954, to Charles and Mildred Fowler in Salina. He worked as a carpenter for Crestwood Inc. of Salina.
Survivors include, brothers, Phillip Fowler and Steaven Fowler, of Salina, David Fowler of Hickory, N.C., and James Fowler of McPherson, a sister, Patricia Thayer of Salina, his parents of Salina, and four grandchildren.
Visitation was prior to the service, Memorials may be made to the Immanuel Foursquare Church, 1325 E. Cloud, Salina, KS 67401. Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. 8th, Salina, KS 67401 has the arrangements. (El Dorado Times, June 26, 2001)
FRANKS, LOIS MAE CRUMP
Lois Mae Crump-Franks, 74, of El Dorado, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004, at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will take place at a later date. Cremation has taken place.
She was born Dec. 19, 1929, to Buelah Hartley and Richard O. Parker, in Olivet. She was a homemaker and a retired El Dorado Times carrier. On Jan. 2, 1946, she married Elmer Crump. He died in December 1960. She later married Darrold Franks on March 27, 1962, and he also preceded her in death in October 2002. She was a strong woman with a kind spirit and sharp wit. Despite her poor health she traveled to Illinois and Michigan this past summer.
Survivors include: son and his wife, Robert and Pam Crump of Haysville; daughters, Carla Turley of El Dorado, Debbie Parrish of Rockford, Ill., Barbara Horn and husband Robert of Topeka and Penny Forrest of El Dorado; brother, Robert Parker of Carbondale; sister, Marion Roger of Colorado; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Carlson Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements (El Dorado Times, December 6, 2004)
FROGGE, AMELIA E.
Amelia E. Frogge, 90, a long-time Butler and Greenwood County resident, died Saturday, July 5, 1997, at the Clairmont Nursing Home in Beaumont, Texas. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, 1997, at the Cumberland Community Church. Burial, will follow at the Walnut Valley Memorial Park.
She was born July 16, 1906, in Smileyberg, the daughter of Barney and Sarah Wilson Berg.
She married Fred Frogge in El Dorado on Feb. 1, 1933. He preceded her in death on Feb. 4, 1988.
She was a bookkeeper for Frogge Well Service and a homemaker. She was a member of Cumberland Community Church and had taught Sunday School for many years. She was also a self-taught artist and musician.
She had been in Beaumont, Texas, since 1990, moving there after living most of her life in this area, to be near her daughter, Virginia.
Survivors include, daughters Mildred Holden of El Dorado, and Virginia Brown of Beaumont, Texas; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, Stanley, one brother and two half-brothers.
Memorials in her memory for Cumberland Community Church may be left at Carlson Funeral Home which has the arrangements (El Dorado Times, July 6, 1997)
Services for Fred Frogge, 90, of rural Douglass, were held this afternoon at Carlsons Colonial Chapel. Burial followed the services at Walnut Valley Memorial Park. He died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1988.
Reverend Jack Tommin and Reverend Don Weins officiated at the services. Mrs. Harold Jones, at the organ, played the prelude and the postlude. Mrs. Paul Morris and Mrs. Harold Hammer sang "In the Garden," and "Beyond the Sunset".
Casket bearers were Alvin Manka, Cal Doile, Joe Lewellen, Harry Buskirk and Harry Kennedy.
Mr. Frogge was born Sept. 26, 1897, at Monticello, Ky., the son of James Bine and Barzella (Kennett) Frogge. Survivors include his wife, Amelia; two daughters, Mildred Holden of El Dorado, Virginia Brown, Beaumont, Texas; two sisters, Bessie Burchfield, Albany, Ky., Dessie Bunnell, Ocala, Fla.; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. (El Dorado Times, February 8, 1988, page 3, column 1)
FROGGE, JAMES BINE
James Bine Frogge, of Reece is Dead
James Bine Frogge, a resident of Reece, for the past seven years, died here early this morning following an illness of six weeks. He was 71 years old.
Mr. Frogge, a lumberman, was born at Monticello, Ky., on May 6, 1865, and had resided in Kentucky all his life until he removed to the Reece Community seven years ago. He was married to Miss Barzella Kinnett at Eadsville, Ky., on April 23, 1885. The Reece man was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Mount Pleasant, Ky.
He is survived by his widow, four sons, J. H. of Leon, Frank of Frazier, Ky., Fred of Reece, and Owen Frogge of Wichita; and four daughters, Mrs. Elbert Gregory of Lovington, Ill., Mrs. G. C. Foster of Burnside, Ky., Mrs. Pearl Burchfield of Meece, Ky., and Mrs. O. B. Gunnell of Banner, Ky.
Funeral services will be held at the Presbyterian Church at Reece Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock and interment will be made in the West Cemetery here. The Byrd Funeral Home is in charge. (El Dorado Times, May 28, 1936, front page)
Frogge Services Held Yesterday
Funeral services for James Bine Frogge, of Reece, who died here Thursday, were held at the Presbyterian church at Reece yesterday afternoon with a large group of friends and relatives paying their final respects. Rev. Charles B. Wilming, pastor at Reece, and Rev. F. C. Savage, pastor of the Nazarens Church at Augusta, officiated.
A quartet, composed of Mrs. J. Pearce, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Laflin and E. O. Hull, sang "Home of the Soul" and "Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone", accompanied by Mrs. C. A. Klein. Rev. Wilming also sang a solo, "O Come Angel Band," and at the grave the following sang "I'll Meet You in the Morning"; I. F. Hamilton of Great Bend, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Powers, Rev. and Mrs. Savage, Miss Margaret Savage, Miss Vivian Nelson and Mrs. G. E. Chrisco all of Augusta.
Pallbearers were Dale Cross, Joe L. Broyles, Irl Hoffman, Jess O. Law, Harry C. Thompson, and O. J. Pearce. Interment was made in West Cemetery. The Byrd Funeral Home was in charge. (El Dorado Times, June 1, 1938, Front Page)
FROGGE, JAMES BINE MRS.
Mrs. James Frogge Dies at Bodarc
Mrs. James Bine Frogge, 87, of Bodarc, died there this morning at the home of a son, Fred Frogge. Bodarc is about 12 miles southeast of Augusta.
Mrs. Frogge was born Sept. 9, 1864, at Eadsville, Ky., where she was married to James Bine Frogge on April 23, 1885. He died in 1936. Mrs. Frogge came to Kansas in 1929 and located near Douglass and one and one-half years later moved to Reece where she lived for 12 years. She lived at Leon five years and had been a resident of the Bodarc community three years.
Besides Fred, she is survived by three other sons, J. H., of Hamilton, Frank, Olmstead, Ky., and Owen Frogge, Wichita; three daughters, Mrs. G. C. Foster, Burnside, Ky., Mrs. B. O. Gunnell, Banner, KY., and Mrs. Pearl Burchfield, Colo., Ky.; 26 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements will be announced through the Byrd Funeral Home. (El Dorado Times, December 26, 1951)
Services held for Mrs. James Frogge
Funeral services for Mrs. James B. Frogge, of the Bodarc community southeast of Augusta, were conducted Saturday afternoon at the Byrd Funeral home. Mrs. Frogge died at the home of her son, Fred Frogge, also of the Bodarc community, last Wednesday.
Rev. Robert Thomas of the Cumberland Community church at Augusta officiated.
Mrs. Alma Jackson and Mrs. J. L. Markley sang "Beyond the Sunset" and "Going Home". Mrs. Earl Davidson played the accompaniment.
Pallbearers were Stanley Blankenship, Harold Eads, George Spahr and Donald, James and Stanley Frogge. (El Dorado Times, December 31, 1961)
FROGGE, JEFF H.
Services Held for Former Resident of Butler County
Services were held this afternoon in the Dietz-Pittman Funeral Home Chapel for Jeff H. Frogge, 72, Hamilton who died Saturday in Greenwood County Hospital. Rev. Robert I. Thomas, pastor of the Cumberland Community Church near Augusta officiated. Burial was in Walnut Valley Memorial Park Cemetery. A former resident of the Leon and Douglass communities. Mr. Frogge was a field foreman in the oil industry.
Mrs. Harold Hammer and Mrs. Paul Morris sang "Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me", and "Goin' Home". They were accompanied by Mrs. Amos Marsh at the organ.
Pallbearers were George L. Sphar, Frank Gibb, Claude Varner, Forrest Kaub, Fred Hendricks and Dick Wiggins. (El Dorado Times, July 9, 1958)
Jeff Frogge, Former Leon and Douglass Resident, Is Dead
Jeff H. Frogge, 72, of Hamilton and a former resident of the Leon and Douglass communities, died Saturday in Greenwood County Hospital, Eureka. He was a field foreman in the oil industry.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Dietz-Pittman Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Robert J. Thomas, pastor of the Cumberland Community Church, near Augusta will officiate. Burial will be in the Walnut Valley Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Frogge had been a resident of Hamilton since 1948, having moved there from Butler county where he had been a resident since 1922 except for two years spent during that time in Valley Center. He was born in Wayne County, Ky., on Nov. 28, 1885.
Mr. Frogge was disabled in an auto accident on Sept. 1, 1957 and had not worked since. He had been ill the past three weeks.
He was married to Verdie Florence East in Monticello, Ky., on Sept. 5, 1907. She survives.
He was formerly a member of the Masonic Lodge at Lexington, Ky., the Shrine and the I.O.O.F. at Bridgeport, Ill.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lula Sinor, Hamilton, and Mrs Dorothy Sphar, Leon; one son, James W. Frogge, Wichita; three sisters, Mrs. G. C. Foster, Burnside, Ky., Mrs. Ballard Gunnell, Richmond, Ky., and Mrs. Pearl Burchfield, Cola, Ky.; three brothers, Fred, Augusta, Frank Monticello, Ky., and Owen, Dallas, Tex.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. (El Dorado Times, July 7, 1958)
FROGGE, MARTY S.
Marty S. Frogge, 56, of Wichita died Wednesday, June 28, 2006. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 3, in the Leon Christian Church. Burial will follow in the Leon Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 6-7:30 p.m Sunday, July 2, at Carlson Funeral Home.
He was born Aug. 31, 1949, in El Dorado, the son of Stanley and Charlotte Frogge. Marty was a beloved father, brother, uncle and friend and was an avid sportsman, golfer and was employed as a residentual painter. He was loving and caring and his smiling face will be missed by all. Marty graduated from Leon High School and served in the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by a son, Jason Stiles of Mesa Ariz.; three sisters and brother-in-laws, Marta and Alan Frayne of Mesa, Marlys and Jim Pierce of Cheney and Mari Anderson and Terry Grene of Sammamish, Wash.; six nieces and nephews, Darin Kent, Kelli Najjar, Heather Smallwood, Amanda Anderson-Green, Evan Anderson and Cooper Pierce. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials will be set up through Carlson Funeral Home, where friends may call. (El Dorado Times, July 3, 2006)
COUPLE FOUND SHOT TO DEATH
COUPLE FOUND SHOT TO DEATH
EL DORADO, Kan. --- A Butler County couple was found shot to death in their rural home near here early Friday, the victims of an apparent murder-suicide.
They were identified as Stanley Frogge, 47, and his wife, Charlotte, 46, of Rt. 1, El Dorado.
Butler County Sheriff Sid Blakeman said a 12-gauge shotgun was found lying beside Frogge's body, indicating that he apparently shot her and then turned the gun on himself.
A Coroner's report is expected Saturday to officially determine the cause of the deaths.
Blakeman said two of the couple's four children were awakened by gunshots about 3:45 a.m. and found the bodies of their parents in their bedroom.
The Frogges' 14-year-old daughter, Marlys, notified Sheriff Blakeman. She and her six-year-old sister, Mari, were not injured.
Services were pending Friday with Dietz-Pittman Funeral Home.
Frogge, a farmer and an employe of Kathol Petroleum, was born in Bronston, Ky., and moved to El Dorado in 1958, from Leon, Kan. He was graudated from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He and his wife were both members of Leon Christian Church.
Mrs. Charlotte Frogge was born in Reece, Kan., and moved here in 1958, from Leon. She was employed as an office assistant at Century Plastics here.
Survivors for Mr. and Mrs. Frogge include a son, Marty S., Wichita; three daughters, Mrs. Marita J. Kent, Wichita, and Marlys and Mari Lynne, both at home.
Other survivors for Frogge include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frogge, Augusta, Kan.; and two sisters, Mrs. Harvey Holden, El Dorado, and Mrs. A. K. Brown, Beaumont, Tex.
Other survivors for Mrs. Frogge include her father, Neal Himbury, Reece; two brothers, Harry Himbury, Nashville, Ill., and Delbert Himbury, Shidler, Okla., and a sister, Mrs. Wilma Conley, Girard, Kan.
(Wichita Eagle and Beacon ~ Saturday ~ March 15, 1969 ~ Page 5B)
FROGGE, STANLEY MR. & MRS.
Funeral Services Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Frogge
Funeral services for Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Frogge of El Dorado, Route 1, were conducted Monday afternoon at the Leon Christian church. The deaths of Mr. Frogge, 47, and Mrs. Frogge, 46, occurred at their home on Friday morning.
The Rev. Art Wilson, pastor of the church, officiated. Miss Jody Davison sang "In the Garden" and "How Great Thou Art", accompanied by Mrs. Harold Jones at the organ.
Casket bearers were P. W. Cross, Dale Beedles, Bob Turney, Bob Hadley, Bill Harvey, Clifton Thompson, Jim Palmer, L. U. West, Louis Sprecher, Calvin Garland, Dick Pearce, and Eugene Walker.
Honorary bearers were Ted Losh, Harold Hammer, and George Sphar, Jr.
Attending in groups were members of the Loyal Sons and Daughters Sunday School class of the Leon Christian church, and employees of Century Plastics company of El Dorado.
Burial was in the Leon cemetery. The Dietz Pittman Funeral home was in charge. (El Dorado Times, March 18, 1969, Page 8)
Murder and Suicide? El Dorado Man and Wife are Shot to Death
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Frogge, Route 1, were found shot to death at their home four miles south of El Dorado early today.
Butler County sheriff's officers said they are investigating the possibility of murder and suicide in the deaths of Frogge, 47, and his wife, Charlotte, 46.
The bodies of the farmer-stockman and his wife were found in a bedroom. A 12-gauge shotgun was found nearby, according to Sheriff Sidney Blakeman. Blakeman said Mr. and Mrs. Frogge's 14-year old daughter, Marlys, who had been sleeping in an adjoining bedroom, notified him at 3:50 a.m.
Another daughter, Mari, 6 also was at home.
When asked about the case, Leonard F. Watkins, assistant county attorney, said "We haven't made an absolute determination".
Watkins said autopsies were to be performed in Wichita today.
Mr. Frogge was well known in the area as a farmer and stockman. His wife was employed as an office assistant at Century Plastics, Inc.
Funeral arrangements for Mr. and Mrs. Frogge will be announced through the Dietz-Pittman Funeral Home.
Mr. and Mrs. Frogge moved to Leon in 1947 and lived there until 1958, when they moved to their home four miles south of El Dorado. They were members of the Leon Christian church.
Mr. Frogge was born at Bronston, Ky., on Oct. 25, 1921, and came to Kansas in 1926 with his parents. He spent the rest of his life in Greenwood and Butler counties. In addition to being a farmer and stockman, he was employed by the Kathol Petroleum company.
Mr. Frogge was a graduate of the University of New Mexico and served in the United States Navy during World War II.
He was married to Charlotte E. Himbury on Sept. 4, 1946 at Leon.
Surviving are a son, Marty S. Frogge, of Wichita; three daughters, Mrs. Marita Jane Kent of Wichita, Marlys Ann Frogge and Mari Lynn Frogge of the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frogge of Augusta Route 2; two sisters, Mrs. Harvey Holden of 839 Audrey drive, and Mrs. A. K. Brown of Beaumont, Tex. There is one grandson.
Mrs. Frogge was born at Reece on Sept. 13, 1922, and lived in Butler and Greenwood counties all her life.
In addition to the son, three daughters, and one grandchild, Mrs. Frogge is survived by her father, Neal Himbury of Reece; two brothers, Harry Himbury of Nashville, Ill., and Delbert Himbury of Shidler, Okla.; and a sister, Mrs. Wilma Conley of Girard, Kansas. (El Dorado Times, March 14, 1969)
Keith Fuller, 77, of El Dorado, died Thursday, Dec. 21, at a local nursing home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, at Kirby-Morris Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Sunset Lawns Cemetery.
He was born April 21, 1923 to William L. and Sarah Viola (Locke) Fuller on a farm near Benedict in Wilson County. When he was five years old he moved with his family to a farm in Butler County. He attended schools in Pontiac and often rode his horse to school. He graduated from high school in 1940 and from Butler County College in 1942.
On April 21, 1946, he was married to Dorothy Rutherford at the First Christian Church. He was a farmer and stockman. For several years re represented the Pioneer Seed Company. He also was a mail carrier for El Dorado for three years.
Memberships included the First Christian Church where he had formerly been a deacon and elder and former chairman for the church board. He also served as chairman of the Rural water District #1 for 25 years.
Survivors include: his wife of the home; a son, David Fuller of Springfield, Mo., a daughter, Debbie Freeman of Greenwood, Mo., a brother, Ray Fuller of El Dorado, sisters, Ruby Manka of El Dorado and Vera Whitted of Wichita, grandchildren, Matthew and Andrew Freeman, Julie Fuller, Christina Vohs, DeWayne Fuller, David Fuller and Daniel Fuller, and a family friend, J. D. Palmer.
The family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday to receive friends. Memorials may be made to the American Brain Tumor Association of the Kansas Humane Society in care of Kirby Morris Funeral Home, which has the arrangements. (El Dorado Times, Dec. 22, 2000)
FUNK, WAYNE J.
Wayne J. Funk, 68, of Towanda, died Friday, Dec. 22, at his home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Lakeview Funeral Home Chapel.
He was born May 14, 1932 to Solomon and Esther (Jansen) Funk in Hillsboro. He was widowed. He was a truck driver for PIE/Ryder and was in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include a son: Timothy Funk, of Little Rock, Ark., daughters, Nancy Hampton of Derby, Becky Davis of McClouth and Laura Kelley of Wichita, a brother, Allen Funk of Hillsboro; sisters, Rose Voth, of Hesston and Elsie Coe of Hillsboro; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Humane Society. Lakeview Funeral Home, Wichita, has the arrangements. (El Dorado Times, December 27, 2000)
The Times record with sincere regret the death of Chas Foster of Prospect Township one of Butler County’s long time residents and a man on integrity and uprightness.
Mr. Foster’s health has been poor for a year or so. His death occurred at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, July 8, from paralysis that struck him on Sunday previous.
Mr. Foster was born in Troga County, New York September 4, 1842, married to Miss Osbourne June 2, 1864 at Spencer, New York. He was long a member of the Baptist Church. He and his wife and two children, Eugene and Alice (now Mrs. J. C. Gifford) came to Butler county in the spring of 1874 and settled on the land which was still his home at the time of his death. He was always highly respected and was a good man and business man and a fine neighbor and friend.
His funeral will be held from the family home on Saturday July 10 at 2 p.m. (Walnut Valley Times, July 16, 1909)
BAKER, INFANT DAUGHTER
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred W. Baker died Thursday after a weeks struggle for existence. The baby weighed but three pounds at birth. Mr. and Mrs. Baker are staying at the home of Ira Richardson on Gordy Street where they have been since coming from Oklahoma about a month since. Mrs. Richardson and Mrs. Baker are sisters. Burial took place Thursday afternoon in Belle Vista Cemetery from the Richardson home. (Walnut Valley Times, January 4, 1916, Friday)
Mrs. Lucy Foster, 72 years old died Saturday evening at her home five miles northeast of El Dorado of pneumonia. The funeral was held from the home at 2:30 Monday, conducted by Rev. Dr. A. O. Ebright, pastor of the First Methodist Church and she was laid beside her husband in the old Parker Cemetery near the Foster home.
Lucy Osborn was born in Spencer, New York, March 6, 1844. At the age of 15 years she was converted and united with the Wesleyn Methodist Church and has lived a consistent Christian and showed by her daily walk, her love and faith in God.
She was married to Charles Foster at Spencer, June 2, 1864 and to them were born two children. C. E. Foster who lives on the home farm and Mrs. Alice Gilford both of whom were with her when she passed away.
With her family she came to Kansas in 1874 and located on the farm where she died. Mr. Foster died July 8, 1909. Beside her children she is survived by three brothers and three sisters, as well as, a large circle of relatives and friends. She was an affectionate wife, mother, daughter, sister and neighbor and will be sadly missed by her loved ones and those who knew her best. (Walnut Valley Times, February 4, 1916, Friday)
Clarence Fitzgerald, of Andover, died Saturday from injuries received while out huntingn about two weeks ago. He had shot a squirrel which lodged in the tree, and in climbing after it the limb on which he stood broke, letting him fall to the ground. He was carried home, and in a few days pneumonia set in, which was the immediate cause of his death. The remains were interred Saturday afternoon at Andover.
(Wichtia Daily Eagle ~ March 24, 1891)
FARTHING, CLARENCE L.
Services Set for Clarence Farthing
Funeral services for Clarence L. Farthing, 66, Route 4, who died here Friday, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Dietz Colonial Funeral Home. Interment will be in Sunset Lawns cemetery.
Mr. Farthing, owner and operator of Farthing's Market, was born in Jasper County, Mo., April 23, 1907. He had lived in El Dorado the latter half of his life. He was married to Lottie Hedworth Aug. 30, 1930, at Pittsburg, Kan. She survives him.
Other survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Phyllis O'Brien, Eufaula, Okla., Mrs. Wilma Green, Goldendale, Wash., and Mrs. Virginia Moore, 1020 South Topeka street; two brothers, Floyd Farthing, 1403 Sourth High, and Ray Farthing, 1231 South Shelden; one sister, Mrs. Trilby Dodson, 1501 South Shelden; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Clyde, Logan, and Bert Farthing, and by one sister, Mrs. Ollie Dodson.
(El Dorado Times ~ Jan. 21, 1974)
FITZWATER, JAMES EMMETT
El Dorado, Kan. --- James Emmett Fitzwater, 77, retired farmer, died Friday. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Dunsford Funeral Home. Survivors include his widow, Ada; a son, Maurice, three stepsons, A. W. Scott, Warren Scott, and Leroy Scott, a daughter, Mrs. Loretta Buell, and two stepdaughters, Mrs. Beulah Jones and Mrs. Ruby Durham, all of Augusta; a brother, W. F., Granola, Kan.; three sisters, Mrs. Garnett Nitz, Augusta, Mrs. Mary Reinhart, El Dorado, and Mrs. Mildred Potter, Wichita, and a half-brother, Lewis Fitzwater, Wichita.
(El Dorado Times ~ January 26, 1974)
Fisher Services Tuesday
A private family service for Mae Fisher, 77, who died Friday at the Mid America Nursing home, will be held Tuesday, May 28.
Mrs. Fisher had lived in El Dorado for 51 years and had once resided at 616 North Topeka. She as born March 31, 1897 in Morrison, Ill., and was married to Rayond Earl Fisher Oct. 8, 1917 in Topeka. Her husband died in 1956. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include: one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Gladfelter of Bartlesville, Okla.; two sons, John K. Fisher, 1640 Arizona and Henry Fisher, 622 14th, three grandchildren an four great grandchildren.
A memorial has been established with the First Presbyterian Church in her name and the Kirby Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
(El Dorado Times ~ 1974)
FOSTER, TOM A.
Tom Foster Dies Today
Thoma A. Foster, Sr., 84, 507 N. Topeka, died Thursday morning at Allen Memorial hospital. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, in the Kirby Funeral Home chapel. Interment will follow in Sunset Lawns cemetery.
Mr. Foster was born March 16, 1890, in Butler County. He married Pearl Mamie Hall Oct. 10, 1921, in El Dorado. She died in 1970.
He has lived in this area all his life, having worked as a carpenter and builder. He wa a member of the First Christian church and Patmos Masonic Lodge No. 97 A.F. & A.M.
Survivors include one son, Thomas A. Foster, Jr., of La Canada, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Creel, Lemon Grove, Calif., and Mrs. Ruth Guyger, Colorado Springs; one brother, Walter M. Foster, Manson, Wash.; and two grandchildren.
(El Dorado Times ~ October 17, 1974)
MRS. SYBIL FAULKNER DIES AT HOSPITAL
MRS. SYBIL FAULKNER
Mrs. Sybil Faulkner, 96, of 1224 West 2nd, died Saturday at the Allen Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Kirby Funeral Home Chapel. Gravesside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Humboldt, Kans.
Mrs. Faulkner as born Aug. 21, 1879, at Scotia, Mo., the daughter of George and Mary Gunnett Chester. She was married June 11, 1900, at Birchtree, Mo., to Edward James Faulkner, who died Jan. 1, 1976. She lived at Salem, Mo., during her childhood and at the age of 15 moved with her parents to Birchtree, where she grew up among the sawmills and logging camps. She came to El Dorado in 1941 from Humboldt. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Clarence (Beulah) Moore of Mountain Home, Ark., and Mrs. H. K. (Della) Tatum of Wichita; two sons, Clyde E Faulkner of 520 South Emporia, and E. C. (Buck) Faulkner of 896 Fredrick Drive; two brothers, Frank Chester of Sun City, Ariz., and Yancey Chester of Vale, Ore.; 11 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Mrs. Bertha Galbreth, and one son, Arthur Faulkner.
(El Dorado Times ~ May 17, 1976)
NONAGENARIAN SYBIL FAULKNER DIES SATURDAY
Funeral services here held Tuesday at the Kirby Funeral Home chapel for Mrs. Edward James Faulkner (Sybil), 96, 1224 West Second. Mrs. Faulkner died May 15 at Allen Memorial hospital.
Rev. Donald McCracken, First Baptist church, conducted the services here. Rev. Robert Tate officiated at the graveside service at the Humboldt (Kansas) cemetery.
Mrs. Richard Locke provided organ selections.
Casket bearers were J. R. Lowrance, Gary Lowrance, Ed Faulkner, Larry Faulkner, Darrell Howrey and Don Varner.
Mrs. Faulkner was born August 21, 1879 at Scotia in Crawford County, Mo., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Chester (Mary Gunnett). She was married June 11, 1900, at Birchtree, Mo., to Edward James Faulkner. He died January 1, 1941.
Following the death of her husband, Mrs. Faulkner came to El Dorado. She was a member of the First Baptist church.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Clarence Moore (Beulah), Mountain Home, Ark., and Mrs. H. K. Tatum (Della), Wichita; two sons, Clyde E. 520 South Emporia, and E. C., 896 Fredrick drive; two brothers, Frank Chester, Sun City, Ariz., and Yancey Chester, Vale, Ore., 11 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.
A son, Arthur A. and a daughter, Bertha, preceded her in death.
(El Dorado Times ~ May 20, 1976)
FRAZIER, NATHAN FRANK III
NATHAN F. FRAZIER III DIES AT HOSPITAL
Nathan Frank Frazier III, 64, of 520 North Emporia, a farmer and stockman, died Friday morning at Allen Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Kirby Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Bella Vista Cemetery.
Mr. Frazier was born Dec. 23, 1911, at El Dorado, the son of Nathan Frank II and Zona Brown Frazier. He married Aileen Wilson June 14, 1933, and she died in 1960. He marrie dVirginia Crist Caldwell May 16, 1966, at Wichita, who survives.
Mr. Frazier was a lifelong resident of El Dorado. He was a member of the Trinity Rotary International and the Amateur Trapshooters Association, a member of the Elks Club, a graduate of El Dorado High School and of the University of Kansas, where he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He was a nationally recognized sportsman and at the age of 16 won the title of National Junior Trapshooting champion.
Others surviving are a son, Frank of Denver, Colo.; a daughter, Mrs. William (Ann) Eagan of Tallmadge, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Margaret McCurdy, and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.
A memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society. Contributions may be left with the Kirby Funeral Home or with Mrs. Kenneth Fisher, 611 West Ash, El Dorado.
(El Dorado Times ~ September 9, 1976)
FRY, GRADY "PETE"
GRADY (PETE) FRY DIES AT HOSPITAL
Grady (Pete) Fry, 61, of 325 East Locust died early Sunday morning at Allen Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Dietz-Carlson Colonial Chapel with burial in Sunset Lawns Cemetery.
Mr. Fry was born Oct. 9, 1914, in Arkansas, the son of Jack and Pearl Durham Fry. He was an employe of International Petroleum Service. He moved to El Dorado 14 years ago from Nevada, Mo. On Feb. 12, 1947, he married Ruth Houston at Fort Scott. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Arkansas ad the Loyal Order of Moose Loge No. 1698 of El Dorado.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth, of the home; a son, Don Houston of Wichita; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Glenda) Douglas of San Bernardino, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Bonnie McLellan of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Mrs. Billie Foote of Lavaca, Ark.; a half-brother, Billy Jack Fry of Lavaca; his stepmother, Mrs. Agnes Fry of Charleston, Ark., and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.
(El Dorado Times ~ September 13, 1976)
PETE FRY, 61, DIES SUNDAY AT HOSPITAL
Funeral services were held Tuesday for Grady "Pete" Fry, 61, 325 East Locust who died September 12 at Allen Memorial hospital. Rev. Carl Bush, Temple Baptist church, conducted the rites at the Dietz-Carlson Colonial chapel.
Mrs. Amos Marsh accompanied Garwood Williams as he sang "Peace In The Valley" and "How Great Thou Art."
Casket bearers were Harold Greenwell, Clifford Thorburn, Doug Pulliam, Lloyd Greenwell, Raymond Thorburn and Don Daniels.
Honorary bearers were the members of the Loyal Order of the Moose lodge 1698.
An employee of International Peteroleum services, Mr. Fry had not worked since suffering a heart attack in June. He had been an El Dorado resident for the last 14 years moving here from Nevada, Mo.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Fry (Pearl Durham), he was born October 9, 1914, in Arkansas. He married Ruth Thorburn Houston on February 12, 1947, in Ft. Scott. She survives.
Mr. Fry was a memberof the Church of Christ in Arkansas and the Royal Order of the Moose, 1698, in El Dorado.
In addition to his wife of the home, he is survived by a son, Don Houston, Wichita; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Douglas (Glenda), San Bernadino, Calif., his step-mother, Mrs. Agnes Fry, Charleston, Ark.; two sisters, Mrs. Bonnie McLellan, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Mrs. Billie Foote, Lavaco, Ark.; a half-brother, Billy Jack Fry, Lavaca, Ark., and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.
(Butler County News ~ September 17, 1976)
FOSTNAUGHT, ADAM E.
FOSTNAUGHT RITES HELD
Funeral services for Adam E. Fostnaught, 80, of Wichita will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Downing East Mortuary chapel in that city, the Rev. Lloyd H. Garrett officiating.
Burial will be in the Andover cemetery. Mr. Fostnaught died Wednesday. Arrangements are by the Downing East Mortuary.
(Augusta Gazette ~ October 15, 1976)
FRAKES, EARL L.
EARL L. FRAKES, 84, DIES AT HOSPITAL
EARL L. FRAKES
Funeral services for Earl L. Frakes, 84, of 319 North Taylor, who died Tuesday evening at Allen Memorial Hospital, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Dietz-Carlson Colonial Chapel.
Burial will be in the Walnut Valley Memorial Park Cemetery. Masonic services will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday evening at the Dietz-Carlson Funeral Home.
Mr. Frakes was born Sept. 10, 1891, at Opolis, the son of Hiram and Edy Ann Hopkins Frakes. He moved to El Dorado area in 1922 where he worked 38 years as a foreman for the Cities Service Oil Co. After his retirement in 1957 he was employed for eight years by the Dietz Colonial Funeral home.
Mr. and Mrs. Frakes celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on Jan. 29. He was a Past Master and 50-year member of the Towanda Masonic Lodge No. 30, Past Worthy Patron of OES Chapter 88 of Towanda, charter member and Watchman of the Shepherds of the White Shrine of El Dorado, a member of the Grand Cross of Color Rainbow for Girls, held several Grand Chapter offices in the Grand Chapter OES of Kansas, a member of the Cities Service Retirees Club and a member of the First Christian Church.
Survivors are his wife, Bessie, of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Thelma Ray and Mrs. Erma Lee Day, both of Sterling, and Mrs. Eunice Mae Naus of Gillette, Wyo.; one brother, Fred Frakes of Pittsburg; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and four sisters.
A memorial has been established in his name with the First Christian Church Building Fund. Contributions may be left at the church office or at Dietz-Carlson Funeral Home.
(El Dorado Times ~ July 28, 1976)
SERVICES JULY 30 FOR EARL FRAKES
Funeral services wer held July 30 at the Dietz-Carlson Funeral Home for Earl Frakes, 319 North Taylor. Mr. Frakes died July 27.
Rev. W. Frank Aten conducted the services. Interment was in Walnut Valley Memorial Park.
Mrs. Amos Marsh played the organ accompaniment as Darryl Patten sang "The Lord's Prayer" and "How Great Thou Art."
Casket bearers included Wayne Seward, William Highbarger, P. E. Nace, Harold Nottsinger, Ronald R. Henrie and Raymond Walter.
Honorary bearers were W. Rex Patty, H. E. Shough, Clarence CAmpbell, K. F. Jacoby, Ralph Ryan, Gilbert H. "Pat" Finley, Carl Usrey, George Grosch, Fred Kasenberg, Marvin Davis and Walter Reinhart.
(Butler County News ~ August 6, 1976)
FRAZIER, HAZEL M.
Services for Mrs. Hazel M. Frazier of 1140 South Topeka, who died Nov. 18, were held Sunday afternoon at Dietz-Carlson Colonial Chapel with burial in Towanda Cemetery.
The Rev. Ernest Clark of VAlley Center officiated. Musical selections played during the services were "In The Garden" and "The Old Rugged Cross."
Casket bearers were William Highbarger, Clarence Campbell, Melvin Mills, Rod McWilliams, Hobart Watson and Joe Thomas.
Easter Star graveside services were conducted by OES Chapter No. 88 of Towanda.
(El Dorado Times ~ November 18, 1976)
ROY FARRAR, FORMER RESIDENT, DIES IN TEXAS
Funeral services for Roy Farrar, 67, of Channelview, Tex., former of El Dorado, will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, in El Dorado.
Mr. Farrar died at his home in Channelview after an illness of several months. He was employed by the Houston Tank Car Manufacturing Company. While in El Dorado, he worked for the American Petrofina refinery. He was born Nov. 11, 1908, at Mountain View, Mo., the son of Walter and Lula Farrar. He was a member of the Baptist Church and Lions Club. He was a graduate of Butler County Community College and attended Ottawa University.
Survivors include his wife, Velma, of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Judy (Jack) Marshall of Port Washington, N.Y., and Mrs. Jnet (Hubert) Wilson of Mallakoff, Tex.; a son, Larry, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a brother, Merle Farrar of El Dorado; three sisters, Mrs. Jeanetta Wall and Mrs. Hazel Brentlinger of El Dorado and Mrs. Irene Shatto of Wiemer, Calif. and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family suggests memorials to the First Baptist Church.
Friends may call at the Dietz-Calrson Funeral Home after 7 o'clock Saturday evening until time of the services.
(El Dorado Times ~ January 16, 1976)
FORMER RESIDENT ROY FARRAR, 67, DIES IN TEXAS
Funeral rites were held Monday at the First Baptist church for Roy Farrar,67, Channelview, Texas. He died January 15 at his home there. Rev. Donald McCracken conducted the service. Interment was in Sunset Lawns cemetery.
Mrs. Jack Marshall was organist and Larry Farrar, vocalist.
Casket bearers were Charles H. Canada, Jr., James D. Allen, Clell Leonard, Robert H. McColum, Russell Fergerson, Gerald Bennington, C. J. Carnes, John Raymond Cooper, Jessie L. Ray, Charles Graham, Pat Hearell, Dean Bohrer, Ted Boice, Charles Heilmann, Robert Pinon, Dr. G. E. Kassebaum, Archie Dowell and Andrew Barlett.
Mr. Farrar was born November 11, 1908 at Mountain View, Mo., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Parker Farrar (Lula Plympton). He married Velma Frost in El Dorado and they lived here until 12 years ago when they moved to Texas.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Lions club, was a graduate of Butler County Community college and had attended Ottawa university.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Larry, Brooklyn, N.Y.; two daughters, Mrs. Jack Marshall (Judy), Port Washington, N.Y. and Mrs. Hubert Wilson (Janet) Mallokoff, Texas; a brother, Merle, 501 East Fourth; three sisters, Mrs. Jeanetta Wall, 600 South Denver, Mrs. Ray Brentlinger, 828 North Denver, and Mrs. Richard Shatto, Wiemer, Calif; and five grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist church.
Dietz-Carlson Funeral home was in charge.
(Butler County News ~ January 22, 1976)
NONAGENARIAN VIOLA FULLER BURIED TUESDAY
An El Dorado resident since 1898, Mrs. W. L. Fuller (Sarah Viola), 90, 521 West Ash, died Sunday at the Augusta Medical Complex. Funeral rites were held Tuesday at the Kirby Funeral Home chapel. Interment was in Sunet Lawns cemetery.
Rev. W. Frank Aten of the First Christian church officiated. Gayle Krause sang, "I Know Who Holds Tomorrow" and "The Old Rugged Cross." Mrs. H. W. Bullerdick was organist.
Casket bearers were David Fuller, Roger Fuller, Frank Turner, Rudy Bradburn, Richard Locke and Gary Willhite.
Born October 31, 1885 in Ellsworth, Mrs. Fuller was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Locke (Mary Louise Beighley). She married W. L. Fuller on February 19, 1911 in El Dorado. He died February 10, 1951.
Mrs. Fuller was a member of the First Christian Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Hendricks, Wichita, Mrs. Ruby Manka, Latham, and Mrs. Neva Whitted, Valley Center; two sons, Ray L. and Keith, both of El Dorado route two; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, five brothers and two sisters.
(Butler County News ~ January 15, 1976)
FROSS, MARY MARGARET
MARY MARGARET FROSS, 91, DIES
Mary Margaret Fross, 91, a resident of Mid-America Nursing Center, died this morning at Allen Memorial Hospital.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Kirby Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Sunset Lawns Cemetery.
Mrs. Fross was born September 13, 1884, in Harvey County, the daughter of John and Mary Ann Norman Alexander. She married Clarence E. Fross in Wichita on Oct. 20, 1920, and he died Jan. 11, 1967. She had lived most of her life in El Dorado.
Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Elsie Kelly, Sr., of Manistee, Mich., and one brother, W. P. Grattan of 716 South Star. She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters and one brother.
(El Dorado Times ~ January 29, 1976)
Services for Mary Margaret Fross, 91, of the Mid-America Nursing Center who died Jan. 29, were held Monday at the Kirby Funeral Home Chapel.
The Rev. Darryl Ullrich officiated and Mrs. H. W. Bullerdiek played organ selections. Casket bearers were Norman Daniels, Clair Daniels, Randy Crouch, Michael Ferguson, Thaddias Hendren and Jon Hendren. Burial was in Sunset Lawns Cemetery.
(El Dorado Times ~ February 6, 1976)
FLATHERS, ROY DEE
Services for Roy Dee Flathers, 9, of Route 1, Leon, were held Wednesday afternoon at the Dietz-Carlson Colonial Chapel with burial in Sunset Lawns Cemetery. He died Saturday.
The Rev. Mack R. Ferrin, pastor of the Prospect Baptist Church, officiated. "Safe in the Arms of Jesus" was played during the service.
Casket bearers were Billy Moore, David Moore, Michael Moore and Jack Moore.
(El Dorado Time ~ Feb. 3, 1977)
FROST, JOSEPH J.
Joe J. Frost, 88, 816 South Washington, died Sunday after a short illness.
Services were held Tuesday at the Church of the Nazarene with burial in Sunset Lawns Cemetery.
Rev. Lyle Curtis officiated. Mrs. Evelyn Hanks played the organ accompaniment as the congregation sang "All Hail The Power of Jesus' Name."
Casketbearers were Vernon Ross, Truman Strong, O. L. Huddleston, Orville Brown, Eugene Dunn and Albert Hayes.
Mr. Frost was born May 5, 1888, near Downs, the son of Wellington and Minnie Tetlow Frost. He was a retired farmer and stockman. On June 2, 1909, he married Mary Angeline McGee at Portis. They moved to Butler County from Osborne County in 1923, living in the Cassoday, Midian and Leon communities until 1940, when they moved to Pleasant Valley, in the Burns community.
He moved to El Dorado after his retirement in 1962 and was a member of the Church of the Nazarene. His wife, Mary, died Sept. 4, 1954, and on Sept. 21, 1959, he married Anna Ross at El Dorado. She died Dec. 22, 1965.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Thelma Bidwell of Whitewater, Mrs. Velma Farrar, 211 North Gordy and Mrs. Cleda Cox of Overbrook; four step-sons, Charles Ross, Route four, Lloyd Ross, Route four, lloyd Ross, Route four, and Raymond Ross, Route one, and William Ross of Augusta; two step-daughters, Mrs. Hazel McCully of Russell and Mrs. Ruby Aubuchon, 816 South Washington; a brother, Theron Frost of Rulo, Neb.; three sisters, Mrs. Julia Muck and Mrs. Edna Banks, both of Downs, and Mrs. Alice Goodwin of Hawthorne, Calif.; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
He also was preceded in death by his parents, three daughters, two sisters and one grandchild.
A memorial has been established in his name with the Church of the Nazarene. Contributions may be left at the church office or at the Dietz-Carlson Funeral home, which was in charge of arrangements.
(El Dorado Times ~ Jan. 16, 1977)
FELLER, RAY R.
Services for Ray R. Feller of Leon, who died Dec. 20, were held Friday afternoon at the Leon Christian Church with burial in the Walnut Valley Memorial Park.
The Rev. Vernon Frantz, pastor of the church, officiated. Mrs. Harold Jones played the prelude and the postlude at the organ and Mrs. Harold Hammer and Mrs. Paul Morris ang "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" and "Beyond the Sunset".
Casket bearers were Steven Feller, Daniel Feller, Thomas Feller, Timothy Feller, David Feller, John Libscomb, Jim Hurd, Keith Semisch, Alan Patterson and Jerry Blue.
Dietz-Carlson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
(El Dorado Times ~ Dec. 27, 1977)
FOUTS, PRICE A.
PRICE A. FOUTS DIES AT HOSPITAL
Price A. Fouts, 79, of 815 South Main died Tuesday evening at Allen Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church with burial in Sunset Lawns Cemetery.
Mr. Fouts was born Nov. 22, 1897, at Gower, Mo., the son of Alps and Alice Belcher Fouts. He married Mary Jane Westfall on Aug. 28, 1918. They operated the Fouts Grocery Store from 1929 until 1953, and from 1953 until the time of his death he operated the Fouts Furniture Store. He had also farmed during his lifetime.
Mr. Fouts was a member of the First Baptist Church and a member of the BPO Elks Lodge No. 1407 for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane, of the home; two sons, J. E. of Wichita and Forest M. of South Pasadena, Calif.; two brothers, Troy Fouts and Denzil Fouts, both of Melrose, N.M.; a sister, Mr. Anna Binkley, Augusta, and seven grandchildren. They also reared Mrs. Nadine Benjamin of Wichita.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister.
Dietz-Carlson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established in his name with the American Cancer Society. Contributions may be left with Mrs. Kenneth Fisher, 611 West Ash, or at the Dietz-Carlson Funeral Home.
(El Dorado Times ~ March 2, 1977)
Services for Price A. Fouts, 815 South Main, who died Tuesday, were held Friday afternoon at the First Baptist Church with burial in Sunset Lawns Cemetery. The Rev. Donald McCracken, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiated. Mrs. Wayne Brainerd played the prelude and the postlude at the organ. John Schaak sang "How Great Thou Art" and "Beyond the Sunset."
Casket bearers were Jim Fouts, David Fouts, Duane Benjamin, Neil Guthrie, Ronnie Fouts and Bob Slabodnik.
Graveside services were conducted by the BPO Elks Lodge No. 1407 of El Dorado.
Dietz-Carlson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
(El Dorado Times ~ March 7, 1977)
FULLER, M. L. "BUCKY"
Services for M. L. "Bucky" Fuller, 58, of 1964 Jamaica, who died Aug. 17, were held Saturday afternoon at the Kirby Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lyle W. Curtis officiating.
Garwood Williams was the vocalist and songs were "No Night There" and "Safe In The Arms of Jesus." Evelyn Hanks was the organist.
Casket bearers were John Cameron, Bud Arbuckle, James D. Tiner, Rolla Dilts, Kenneth Green and L. O. Seglem.
Burial was in Walnut Valley Memorial Park.
(El Dorado Times ~ August 22, 1977)
FOSTER, LEWIS S. "RED"
LEWIS S. FOSTER OF WHITEWATER DIES
Lewis S. (Red) Foster, 83, of Whitewater died Friday at the Axtell Hospital at Newton.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Federated Church at Whitewater with the Rev. Ted Roth officiating. Burial will be in the Whitewater Cemetery with Masonic graveside services.
Mr. Foster, a retired auto mechanic, had lived Federated Church of Whitewater, Masonic Lodge No. 180, A.F. & A.M., the Wichita Consistory, the William P. Phillips Post No. 65 of The American Legion at Whitewater, Modern Woodmen of America and was a veteran of World War I.
Survivors are his wife; four daughters, Mrs. Marie Goforth of McPherson, Mrs. Maxine Dain of Newton, Mrs. Marjorie Yarbrough of Whitewater and Mrs. Mildred Whitson of Benton; a sister, Mrs. Cora WAlton of Anthony; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial has been established with the Shriners Crippled Children's Hospital and contributions may be left with the Lamb Mortuary of Whitewater, which is in charge of funeral arrangements.
(El Dorado Times ~ August 27, 1977)
Services for Lewis S. (Red) Foster, 83, of 321 South Main, Whitewater, who died Friday at Axtell Christian Hospital at Newton, were held Monday afternoon at The Federated Church at Whitewater with burial in the Whitewater Cemetery.
The Rev. Ted Roth officiated, Mrs. Wayne Brainerd was the organist, John Lockwood was the soloist and songs were "Sunrise Tomorrow" and "Ivory Palaces."
Casket bearers were Ted Zimmerman, Jim Jackson, Norman Taylor, Blaine Bowlin, Gene Atwood and Gene Hopkins.
Masonic graveside service were conducted by Whitewater Lodge No. 180 with Richard Porter as Orator.
Lamb Mortuary Service of Whitewater was in charge of arrangements.
(El Dorado Times ~ August 30, 1977)
Services for Mrs. C. C. (Opal) Flood, 77, of 1126 South Emporia, who died Thursday morning at Susan B. Allen Hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Dietz-Carlson Colonial Chapel with entombment in the Belle Vista Mausoleum.
Mrs. Flood was born June 29, 1900, at Sapulpa, Okla., the daughter of John W. and Mattie Jones Legg. She worked for a time as a cashier at the former county nursing home. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Queen Esther Shrine No. 10, El Dorado, of which she was a Past Worthy High Priestess; a member and past Noble Grand of Rebekah Friendship Lodge, the Ladies Encampment and the Esther Circle.
She was married to Charles C. Flood, Oct. 26, 1938, at Siloam Springs, Ark.
Survivors include her husband of the home; a daughter, Mrs. John (Caroline) Kunert of Milwaukee, Wis., and a grandson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and three sisters.
(El Dorado Times ~ October 7, 1977)
Services for Mrs. C. C. (Opal) Flood, 1126 South Emporia, who died Thursday, were held Saturday afternoon at the Dietz-Carlson Colonial Chapel with entombment in Belle Vista Mausoleum.
Pastor Albert Rymph of the First United Methodist Church officiated and Mrs. A. J. Brazil played the prelude and the postlude at the organ. Mrs. Leonard Houser sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "How Great Thou Art."
Casket bearers were William Knapp, Ralph Foreman, Paul Rogers, Earl Lacy, Harold Peal and Frank Stull.
Honorary bearers were Fred Mollahan, Arlie Redburn, Claude Wilson, Ivan Smith, Laurance Peacock and Leonard Houser.
Rebekah services were conducted by Friendship Lodge No. 10. Mrs. Marie Banks served as Noble Grand, Betty Ernst as Vice Noble Grand and Pearl Loshe as Chaplain.
(El Dorado Times ~ October 10, 1977)