Butler  County,  Kansas


Mrs. Lucinda Makin died at her home near Sycamore Springs September 7 after an affliction of five years, heart disease. She was a devoted mother and affectionate wife, the mother of nine children all of whom survive her except one son. She was loved and respected and her friends and neighbors sincerely mourn her. Lucinda Barrett was born in Indiana in 1848, was married to Matthew Makin in 1867, came to Kansas in 1871 and has since resided in Chase and Butler counties. (Walnut Valley Times, Sept. 19, 1902)


William D. "Bill" Mauk, Sr., 80, of Augusta, passed away Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007.

Private family graveside at Elmwood Cemetery. Memorial service 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, 2007 at First Christian Church, Augusta.

Memorial gathering will follow church service at the Augusta Country Club.

Bill was born in Augusta on Nov. 18, 1926, the son of the late John Gilbert and Lois (Bailey) Mauk. After serving in the U.S. Army during WWII, Mauk began his oilfield career as a roughneck and operating heavy dirt equipment for H.O. German and Sons. Later he became a welder at Augusta Welding and Machine Shop and in 1963 he purchased the business. In 1981 Sentry Oil Field Equipment began manufacturing pumping units for Hesston Corp. As a result, Sentry hired Mauk as their National Service Manager. After he retired, Mauk began oilfield consulting work for Kansas Petroleum Inc. In addition to his work in oilfields, Mauk was elected as a Butler County Commissioner and served for several years. On March 13, 1948 he married Mary Lee Ripper in Marion. She survives.

Other survivors include: son, William D. Mauk Jr. and his wife Karen of Olathe; daughter Renee Stacy of Kansas City, Mo.; brothers, Vernon and his wife Katherine of Douglass, Pete of Baton Rouge, La., Larry of Kansas City, Terry and his wife Mary Lou of Rose Hill; sisters, Joan Dennis and her husband LeRoy, Eleanor Bloom and her husband Everett, Connie Stevenson, all of Douglass; grandchildren, William D. Mauk III and wife JoLyn, Monica Swartley and husband Michael, Courtney Hummel and husband Levi, and Mason Roberts and Darla Garcia; great grandchildren, Dylan Mauk, Leah Christine Swartley, Shea Elizabeth Swartley, Ashlyn Elizabeth Hummel, Gannon Marcotte and Peyton Roberts.

He was preceded in death by: a daughter, Adonna Lee Mauk, a brother, Milton Leroy Mauk and sister, Barbara Jean Wheeler.

Memorials to First Christian Church Ladies Care Ministry, Total Homecare & Hospice, or Garden Walk Apartment Fence Fund.

Arrangements by Headley Funeral Chapel, Augusta. (Augusta Daily Gazette, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007. Submitted by Diana Herrman)


Kenneth Barry McAdoo, 39, of Camp Verde, Ariz., died Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, at his home in Arizona. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Walnut Valley Memorial Park.

He was born Oct. 7, 1962 to Kenneth Edward and Ellazene (McBride) McAdoo in Olathe. He had made his home in Arizona for the past 14 years, living previously in Iola. He was self employed and did landscaping and pressure washing.

On Oct. 28, 2001, he was married Diana Yackle in Arizona.

Survivors include: his wife of the home; sons, Kenneth Joseph McAdoo, and Christopher Barry McAdoo, both of the home, a stepdaughter, Heather Stroughthammer of Amarillo, Texas; sisters, Marcy Flanagan of Wauksa, Wisc., and Darcy Vinciguerra of Fredrickburg, Va.; and a step grandchild, Clayton Stoughthammer of Amarillo, Texas.

Carlson Funeral Home has the arrangements. (El Dorado Times, Feb. 25, 2002)


Bill M. McCloud, 78, of Newton, died Thursday, Sept. 28, at his residence. Services will be held at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, at Newton Bible Church, with Pastor Don Myer officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Sept. 30, at Whitewater Cemetery.

He was born Feb. 20, 1922, to Sydney McCloud and Mary Elizabeth Horton in Neosho, Mo. On Nov. 2, 1945, he was married to Esther Hummel in St. Louis.

He was a retired Newton City Police Officer, serving from 1949 to 1972 and served in the Army Air Corps. He was a member of the Newton Bible Church, the Kansas Peace Officers Association and a charter member of the Newton High School Hall of Fame.

Survivors include: his wife of the home; daughters, Jan McCloud and Nancy Parson of Newton; a brother, Leason "Pete" McCloud of Marion; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchiildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Bob McCloud, Elmer McCloud, Fred McCloud, Harry McCloud, Leslie McCloud and Wesley McCloud.

Memorials may be made to Newton Bible Church Building Fund and the Newton High School Hall of Fame in care of Peterson Funeral Home, who has the arrangements. Visitation is from 5 to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 30, at Peterson Funeral Home in Newton. (El Dorado Times, Sept. 29, 2000)


Alma L. McCoy, 96, of Benton, died Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at Hynes Memorial Hospice (Vine Building) in Andover. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Green Valley Cemetery in Furley.

She was born Sept. 15, 1905, in Welch, Okla., the daughter of William L. Goodbar and Grace Nading. She was a homemaker.

On May 3, 1928, she was married to George McCoy, who preceded her in death.

Survivors include a son, Gerald McCoy of Peoria, Ariz., a daughter, Sharilyn Dienst of Benton; a brother, William Goodbar of Indianapolis, Ind., five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Hynes Memorial Hospice. Bob Lamb Funeral Home in Whitewater has the arrangements. (El Dorado Times, May 10, 2002)


Agness I. McEntire, 68, of Towanda, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, at her home near Towanda. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado. Interment will follow at Blankenship Cemetery, Rosalia.

She was born Jan. 26, 1932 to John Monroe and Iva Leota in El Dorado. She lived her entire life in Butler County.

On Dec. 23, 1993, she was married to Lloyd McEntire in El Dorado. She was a homemaker and seamstress. She made dolls and also was a caretaker.

Survivors include: her husband of the home; sons Billy Wehry of El Dorado, Bobby Wehry of Hutchinson and Larry Wehry of Potwin, a daughter Sharon Herold of Eureka, a step daughters, Carol Dorval of Towanda, Shanna McClure of Mulvane, Lisa Smith of Wellington and Lori Egger of Kansas City, a foster son, John Sardella of the home; brothers, Virgil Martin and Pete Martin of Pampa, Texas, sisters, Grace Wiltshire, Hazel McGoyne and Anetta Moore all of El Dorado, eight grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son, a brother and two sisters.

Memorials may be made to Hospice, Inc. in care of Carlson Funeral Home, who has the arrangements. (El Dorado Times, Oct. 12, 2000)


Dorothy A. McFann, 75, of El Dorado, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at Kirby Morris Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Sunset Lawns Cemetery.

She was born May 3, 1925 to John Roy and Eva Maud (Topper) McKinney in Robinson, Ill. She grew up in Madison and graduated from Madison High School. On June 7, 1946, she was married to Jack A. McFann in Emporia. She was a bank teller for Walnut Valley State Bank for over 12 years. She and her husband became "snow birds" in 1983. They would travel from Kansas to Weslaco, Texas, during the winter months.

In 1991, they decided to reside in Weslaco year round. In 1998, they moved back to El Dorado to be closer to their children. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and enjoyed traveling, camping and bowling. Her main interest in life was her family and grandchildren.

Survivors include: her husband of the home, sons, Mark A. McFann, and Brian D. McFann and wife Patty; daughters, Linda J. Trekell and husband Jerry, Jackie A. Fullhart and husband Jerry, Saundra Scott and husband Ed, Carolyn Swilley and husband Jeff, 15 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Sam McKinney and sisters, Marge Dibble, Marie Van Orsdale, Naomi Kipfer and Elizabeth Coe.

Memorials may be made to Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital - Skilled Nursing in care of Kirby Morris Funeral Home, which has the arrangements. (El Dorado Times, Feb. 8, 2001)


The sickness and death of little Gertrude McCormick was not known in this neighborhood until after she was laid in the little grave. Her father who lives in Colorado has the sympathy of the entire community. (Walnut Valley Times, December 4, 1902)


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