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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)



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