BUTLER COUNTY, KANSAS

OBITUARIES

ANDERSON, ROBERT LOUIS

Robert Louis Anderson,82, of Florence, died Aug. 20 in Newton. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, at Cedar Point Cemetery, Cedar Point, with Pastor Larry Timm officiating.

He was born June 23, 1918 to Fred Anderson and Medalene Clayton in Chautauqua. He attended school at Wilmot and Keighly Grade School and graduated from El Dorado High School in 1937. He worked for farmers during harvest, drove spikes for the railroad company and did construction work. He attended Fillmore Electric Welding School and was employed by the Empire Pipe Line Co.

Anderson was an avid golfer and participated in many golf tournaments. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing as a hobby. He also enjoyed crafts and made many pieces of jewelry.

On Nov. 18, 1942, he was inducted in the Army, where he served with the 269th Combat Engineer battalion in France, Belgium and Germany. He served as a squad leader and supervised construction of bridges, roads and demolition of pillboxes. He also supervised the reconnaissance. He was separated from the service Jan. 15, 1946.

On March 31, 1956, he was married to Aliene Ubben and they made their home in El Dorado and later moved to Abingdon, Va.

He was a member of the Plumbers and Steam Fitters Union, Local 538 Johnson City, Tenn., and a life member of the Elks and VFW in El Dorado.

Memorials may be made to Cedar Point Community Church. Baker Funeral Home, Peabody has the arrangements. (El Dorado Times, August 22, 2000)

ANDREWS, JOHN W.

John W. Andrews, 72, of El Dorado, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, near his home. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at Carlson Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Sunset Lawns Cemetery.

He was born Feb. 3, 1928 to Edwin B. and Maggie Tuggle Andrews near El Dorado. He spent all his life in the area and was a heavy equipment operator for Lewis and West until he retired. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict.

On July 31, 1950, he was married to Peggy Christensen in El Dorado.

Survivors include: his long-time companion, Peggy Roberts of El Dorado, a son, David Andrews of El Dorado, a daughter, Jana Hushman of El Dorado, brothers, Bus Andrews of Leon, Jess Andrews of El Dorado and Bill Andrews of Hamilton, Mt., sisters, Mary Balch and Ruby Fritzler of El Dorado and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, four brothers and a grandson.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Inc., or Wildlife Rehabilitation in care of Carlson Funeral Home where friends may call. Carlson Funeral Home has the arrangements. (El Dorado Times, January 11, 2001)

AUER, CHARLES DUANE

Charles Duane Auer, 69, of Gravette, Ark., and formerly of El Dorado, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, at his home. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at Carlson Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Walnut Valley Memorial Park.

He was born Oct. 29, 1931 to Victor and Letha (Nuttle) Auer, in El Dorado. He was a farmer and rancher in El Dorado, and after moving to Arkansas, worked for Tyson Foods, Inc. at Bentonville, Ark., for 11 years. He also was a homebuilder in Bella Vista, Ark. He was a graduate ofEl Dorado High School in 1949. While living in El Dorado, he was a 4-H leader with the El Dorado Boosters for 16 years.

On June 11, 1950, he was married to Martha Stackley in El Dorado.

Survivors include his wife of the home, daughters and their husbands, Sherry and Chris Carmichael, of Salt Lake City, Kim and Tim O'Neill of Farmington, Ark., Deana and Mike Garbow of Clinton, Ark., Deann and Bob Rhodes of Gibbon, Minn.; a sister and her husband, Lois and Gene Clifton of El Dorado and nine great grandchildren.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at Carlson Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Circle of Life Hospice, 610 E. Emma, Springdale, AR 72764 in care of Carlson Funeral Home in El Dorado, which has the arrangements. (El Dorado Times, February 1, 2001)

BERRYMAN, GLEN C.

Glen C. Berryman, 96, of Potwin, died Wednesday, February 7, 2007, at his home. Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at the Potwin Christian Church. Pastor Steve Bowman will officiate. Burial will follow in McGill Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday from 2 -6 p.m. with the family present 4-6 p.m. at Lamb Funeral Home.

Survivors include: his wife, Leora Berryman; sons, Gene Berryman, Gilbert Berryman and Roger Berryman, daughter, Sherry Coats, and nine grandchildren.
A memorial fund has been established with Hospice Care of Kansas or the Potwin Christian Church. (El Dorado Times, February 12, 2007)

BROOKS, JACK

Jack Brooks, 54, of Plainville, son-in-law of Mrs. Bert Metz of Winfield died Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the Plainville hospital. Funeral services were held Friday at the Plainville Methodist church with burial in the Plainville Cemetery.

Brooks had worked in the oil fields most of his adult life, starting with Shell Oil Co. and later with Pan American, with which he had completed almost 25 years service.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Geraldine; three sons, Robert of Denver, James of Topeka, and Michael of Plainville; two brothers and five sisters.
He was a brother of Mrs. Henry Rutter of Jay, Okla., formerly of the Smileyberg section, and had many friends in this section, made on visits here. (El Dorado Times, January 23, 1964)

BUTLER, RAYMOND L.

Raymond L. Butler, 80, of El Dorado died Friday, Feb. 9, 2007 at Lakepoint Nursing Center. Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Carlson Funeral Home.

Burial will follow in Walnut Valley Memorial Park.

He was born March 3, 1926 in Greenwood County, the son of Ben and Ruth Nucklos Butler. He graduated from Tonoval High School in 1946. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946. He owned and operated Butler Supply after returning from the war. Raymond was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church and enjoyed all sports, especially fishing and hunting.

On June 1, 1951, he married Charlsie Anderson in Claremore, Okla.

Survivors include: his wife, Charlsie of the home, son, Ken L. Butler of Fort Smith, Ark.; brother, Marvin Butler of Eureka, sisters, Alpha Hall of Eureka, Winnie Rader of Winfield, Virginia Anderson of Houston and Vi Swisher of Piedmont, grandson, Kevin Butler, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Ben, Louis and Leo.

Memorials are in his memory for the First Southern Baptist Church or Hospice Care of Kansas may be left with Carlson Funeral Home where friends may call. (El Dorado Times, February 13, 2007)

CLIFTON, BETTY J.

Betty J. Clifton, 82, McPherson, formerly of Augusta, retired cashier at Bury-For-Less grocery store and bookkeeper clerk at Western Auto in McPherson, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007.

Visitation from 3 to 8 p.m. with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at Stockham Family Funeral Home in McPherson.

Her survivors include sons, Gary Clifton of McPherson, Mike Clifton of Augusta, and Brad Clifton of McPherson, daughters, Jacquie Balzer of Newton and Roxanne Riggs of Topeka; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may go to the American Legion Baseball Program. Arrangements by Stockham Family Funeral Home in McPherson. (Augusta Gazette, February 2, 2007)

COLBERT, MARTIN MRS.

Funeral services for Mrs. Martin L. Colbert, 96, of Wichita, were at 2 p.m. Friday in Old Mission Chapel Wichitak, with the Rev. John Bliss of Wellington Place Baptist Church officiating.

Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta. Mrs. Colbert died Tuesday. (Augusta Gazette, February 27, 1976)

DANIEL, DALE R. JR.

Dale R. Daniel Jr. of Sunnyvale, Calif., passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007 at his home. Memorial services will be held Monday, Feb. 12, 2007 at Wyant and Smith Mortuary in San Jose, Calif.

Plans for memorial services in El Dorado are pending. Kirby-Morris Funeral Home is assisting the family with local arrangements. (El Dorado Times, February 12, 2007)

DEERING, CLINTON JACK

Clinton Jack Deering, 90, of the Homestead Community, died Friday, evening, Dec. 1, 1995 at Newman Hospital. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday in the Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Cottonwood Falls with the Rev. Rick Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Homestead Cemetery with the Rev. Dallas Evans officiating.

He was born Aug. 5, 1905 in the Homestead Community, the son of Frank and Fannie Buffon Deering. He and Susie Cook were married on April 5, 1930, in Emporia. He was a farmer/stockman all of his adult life. He was a Baptist and had been the Sexton of Homestead Cemetery for over 40 years.

Survivors include: wife, Susie, of the home; brother, Martin Deering of Emporia, 17 nieces and nephews, 19 great nieces and nephews.

Memorials are to the Chase County Emergency Medical Services or Homestead Cemetery Association.

Friends may call at the Brown Bennett Alexander Funeral Home in Cottonwood Falls, who has the arrangements, from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until service time on Thursday. (El Dorado Times, Wednesday, December 6,1 995)

DENNETT, MERRITT

Merritt Dennett, 88, of Howard, died Tuesday, April 11, 1995 at his home. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Thursday in Towanda (Kan.) Cemetery with Rev. Robin Haines officiating.

He was born June 23, 1906 near Augusta, the son of Richard and Minnie Mae (McKnight) Dennett. On Sept. 24, 1937, he and Phena Almina "Peggy" Higgins were married in Augusta. He farmed, raised greyhounds and operated a dairy south of Howard, later moving to Augusta where he owned a service station. He also operated a liquor store and pool hall in Howard. After retiring in the early 1970s he served as caretaker of the Howard City Lake.

Survivors include wife, Peggy, sister-in-law, Ruth Dennett of El Dorado, two step-grandsons, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert an infant son, three brothers and three sisters.

Memorials are to Howard Twilight Manor, Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard has the arrangements. (El Dorado Times, April 12, 1995)

DEYO, BILLIE WALLACE SMITH

Billie Wallace Smith Deyo, 76, of El Dorado, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 1995. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Kirby-Morris Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sunset Lawns Cemetery.

She was born April 18, 1919 in El Dorado, the daughter of Bernie W. and Grace Frances Wallace Smith. She was a retired stewardess for Continental Airlines and a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include: sons, David Deyo of Cypress, Texas, Robert Deyo of Buena Vista, Va., Bruce Deyo of Redwood City, Calif., brother, Hoyt Smith, of El Dorado, seven grandchildren. (El Dorado Times, Wednesday, August 2, 1995)

EDWARDS, FRED ERNEST MRS.

Mrs. F. E. Edwards, a resident of El Dorado and Butler County practically all her life, died at her home, 113 West Fifth Avenue, shortly after 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon. She was 45 years old and had been in ill health for the past eight or nine years.

Mrs. Edwards was born 16 miles southeast of El Dorado on August 19, 1887, and with the exception of 11 years in Wichita had resided in this community the remainder of her life. She returned to El Dorado from Wichita in 1921.

The El Dorado woman was married to Fred Ernest Edwards here on February 17, 1906. She was a member of the Christian Science Church and of the Security Benefit Association.

Surviving are her husband, her mother, Mrs. Martha J. Hayes, Taft, Fla., two sisters, Mrs. J. W. Nearhood of Oil Hill, and Mrs. J. B. Hayes, Route 4, El Dorado; two brothers, C. W. Brickley, of Potwin, and Reese Brickley of Taft, Fla., and her father-in-law, Bert Edwards of El Dorado.
Funeral arrangements will be announced through the Byrd Funeral Home. (El Dorado Times, Tuesday, December 13, 1932)

Funeral services for Mrs. F. E. Edwards, who died at her home, 113 West Fifth Avenue, Monday, were held at the Byrd Funeral Home yesterday afternoon with Rev. Fred W. Condit, pastor of the Christian Church, officiating. A large crowd of friends and relatives of Mrs. Edwards were in attendance and an abundance of floral offerings filled the chapel.

Miss Elsie Ow and Mrs. Roy Morris sang "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere: and "No Night There," accompanied by Mrs. Harry Campbell. Pallbearers were Frank Jenkins, Ward Snyder, Frank Vandenberg, Tuck Rapier, Dewey Harsh and Cecil Jones. Interment was made in West Cemetery. (El Dorado Times, Friday, December 16, 1932)

FARNER, MARVENE

Marvene Farner, 88, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007 at Lakepoint Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Augusta. Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9 at the Towanda United Methodist Church of Christ. Burial will follow at the Towanda Cemetery.

Marvene was born June 27, 1918 in Haddam to Ulysses and Alice (Williams) Clark. Marvene married Ogden Farner on Aug. 2, 1937 in Washington. In 1951 they moved to Towanda. In 1973, they moved to Neosho, Mo., where they purchased and operated a motel. In 1983, the couple moved back to Towanda. Marvene loved to take care of her family, work puzzles and sew, having made her children's clothes as they were growing up.

Survivors include: sons, Ted Farner of Texas, Lanny Farner of Augusta, and Denny and wife Linda farner of Mesa, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ogden, and six brothers and sisters.

Memorial have been established with the Towanda United Methodist Church of Christ. Contributions may be left with Kirby-Morris Funeral Home who is assisting the family with their arrangements. (El Dorado Times, February 9, 2007)

FEHRENBACH, THOMAS

Thomas Fehrenbach, 87, of El Dorado, died Feb. 2, 2007 at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6 at St. John's Catholic Church. The Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Monday Feb. 5, at St. John's Catholic Church. Burial will follow the services in Sunset Lawns Cemetery.

Thomas was born Dec. 22, 1919 southwest of Ness City, the son of Vincenz and Emma (Beck) Fehrenbach. He attended schools in Ness City. During the depression he worked for the CCC Civilian Conservation Corps for three years. He married Hilda Mary Glotzbach on May 4, 1948 in Topeka and they moved to a farm near Quincy, Mo. They worked on the farm, milking cows and selling their cream. They also sold eggs and produce from their garden and orchard.

They moved to El Dorado in 1954 from Rosalia. Thomas worked as a carpenter. He was an active member of St. John's Catholic Church. He was a member of the Legion of Mary and Senior Citizens. He loved to tend to his garden, make quilts, do woodworking and volunteer his time to the Butler County Historical Society.

Survivors include: one son, Paul of San Jose, Calif., three daughters, Helen Hellwig of Soloman, Edna Church of Fayetteville, Ark., and Rita Terrones of El Dorado, two brothers, Carl and Frank Fehrenbach, both of Ness City; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 2003; five brothers and five sisters.

Memorials have been established with either St. Vincent DePaul or the Butler County Historical Society. Contributions may be left with Kirby Morris Funeral Home. (El Dorado Times, February 6, 2007)

GANNON, ROY M.

Roy M. Gannon, 63, of El Dorado, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital. Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at Carlson Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

He was born Nov. 27, 1943, in Helena, Okla., the son of Ray and Sylva Mae (Dupus) Gannon. He was raised in DeGraff and had lived in El Dorado since he was 7 years old. He graduated from El Dorado High School. Roy was a truck driver and drove for Young Welders Supply. He was a member of the Southern Baptist Church; a former member of the Elks Lodge, and loved to take part in tractor pulls.

Survivors include: his companion, Sharon Hartwell of the home; sons, Edward Gannon and his girlfriend Brandy of Emporia and coy Gannon and his wife Jennifer of DeGraff, mother, Mae Gannon of El Dorado; eight grandchildren, and one great-grandson. Also surviving are Sharon's children, James Hall and girlfriend Melody Wilson and Richard Hall all of El Dorado, a grandson, Justin Hall who they were raising in their home; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Friends may call at Carlson Funeral Home. (El Dorado Times, February 1, 2007)

GRAHAM, LEVAH M. (GILLHAM)

Levah M. (Gillham) Graham, 81, of Wichita, died Thursday morning, Oct. 15, 1992, at the home of her daughter. Memorial services will be announced later. Cremation will preceded the services.

She was born Dec. 6, 1910, in Bayard, to Walter Roy and Elsie Alice Nicholson Lucas Sr. She was a homemaker, a member of the Jehovah Witnesses and had lived in Wichita for the past 30 years.

On Dec. 31, 1928, she and Clarence R. Gillham were married. He preceded her in death Jan. 3, 1984. On Dec. 6, 1986, she and Beryl Graham were married.

Survivors include: sons, James T. Gillham, David E. Gillham, both of Bartlesville, Okla., daughters, Maxine Arn of Iola, Virginia Hardin of Dewey, Okla., Karon Bailey of El Dorado, brothers, Walter R. Lucas of Omaha, Neb., Derrill E. Lucas of Golden, Mo., sisters, Genevieve Niblack of Oklahoma City, Yvonne Vinze of Girard; 31 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Gene, daughter, Carol and one sister. Carlson Funeral Home has the arrangements. (El Dorado Times, October 16, 1992)

GRAHAM, LOUISE A.

Louise A. Graham, 85, of El Dorado, died Thursday morning June 17, 1993 at Susan B. Allen Hospital. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian church. Burial will be in Sunset Lawns Cemetery.

She was born Aug. 23, 1907 in St. Joseph, Mo. To James Joseph and Mary Genevieve Sheridan Estes, and moved to El Dorado in 1924. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Presbyterian Church. P.E.O., Quest Club, and the Alzheimer's Support Group.

On Aug. 4, 1929, she and Ira H. Graham were married in El Dorado. He preceded her in death Oct. 7, 1992.

Survivors include son Duane of Hesston, daughters, Janice Shaffer of El dorado, Joyce Tonne of Salina, Judy McCluskey of El Dorado, 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and one sister.

Memorials are to the First Presbyterian church. Carlson Funeral Home has the arrangements. (El Dorado Times, June 17, 1993)

GRAHAM, ROBERT V.

Services have been held for Robert V. Graham of Escondido, Calif., who dided Nov. 9, 1992. He was born Sept. 5, 1912. He graduated from the Eastman School of Music and was a composer of sacred and secular music. He spent his early years in El Dorado. He lived in Escondido with his wife Jeana. (El Dorado December 15, 1992)

GRANBERRY, THOMAS N.

Thomas N. Granberry, 74, of Leon, died Saturday afternoon, May 23, 1992, at Friendship Manor Nursing Home. Committal services for his ashes will be Monday, June 1, at 10:30 a.m. in the Leon Cemetery.

He was born March 19, 1918, in Hopkins, Fla., to James K. and Madeline C. Herr Granberry. He moved to Leon in 1951 from Blue Mound. He was employed at Beech Aircraft and had owned a TV repair business.

On Jan. 1, 1938, he and Juanita Browning were married in Bartlesville, Okla. She preceded him in death Nov. 2, 1972. He and Madeline Patrick Marble were married June 30, 1973 in Leon.

Survivors include: wife, Madeline, daughters, Carol Sue Hutchinson of Broken Arrow, Okla., Sandra L. Patton of Pratt, Patti C. Reschke of Augusta; step-son, David K. Marble of Wichita, step-daughter, Glenda J. Duncan of Augusta; brother, James B. Granberry of Wichita, sister, Elizabeth Tompkins of Norfolk, Va., nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with the Alzheimers Support Group. Carlson Funeral Home has the arrangements. (El Dorado Times, May 26, 1992)

GRANGE, JUANITA

Juanita Grange, 83, of El Dorado, died Monday evening, Aug. 23, 1993 at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital. Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Kirby Morris Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sunset Lawns Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 23, 1909 in Robinson, Ill to John Gilbert and Rose Mae Thomas Grange, and moved to El Dorado in 1917. She graduated from El Dorado High School and had lived in this area most of her life.

During WWII, from 1940 to 1945, she worked with the Master Corp at Fort Riley Army Base. She retired after many years as Deputy County Clerk for Butler County and she was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Desk & Derrick Club, B.P.W., and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

Survivors include; brothers, Virgil Grange of El Dorado, George Grange of McPherson, sisters, Lucille Richards, Pauline Johnson both of El Dorado, several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great nephews; one great-great nephew. (El Dorado Times, Aug. 24, 1993)

GUY, RICHARD M.

Richard M. Guy, 99, of Leon, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, at Via Christi St. Joseph in Wichita. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at Leon Christian Church.

Burial will follow in the Leon cemetery.

He was born Sept. 9, 1907 in Denver, Colo., the son of Melvin Morris and Alice (Grim) Guy. He came to Leon as a child and had lived in Rose Hill for 2-1/2 years. Richard farmed and worked for Beech Aircraft for more than 20 years. He was a crew chief and Union Steward at the time of his retirement from Beech. His passion was woodworking and he had Guy's Woodworking Shop from 1967 to 1987 where he made clocks for many years. He was so proud that he had clocks in all 50 states and 17 foreign countries.

He was a member of the Leon Christian Church where he was a deacon and elder, and was also formerly a member of the Odd Fellow Lodge.

On Aug. 30, 1933 he married Fern Peterson at Latham. She preceded him in death on July 30, 2000.Survivors include: two sons and their wives, Donald and Devona Guy of Kennesaw, Ga., and Gerald and Marcia Guy of El Dorado; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and seven brothers.

A memorial has been established with the Leon Christian Church. Contributions may be left with Carlson Funeral Home where friends may call. (El Dorado Times, February 1, 2007)

HARTWIG, PAULA L.

Paula L. Hartwig, 48, of El Dorado, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007, at HCA Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Carlson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Sunset Lawns Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Monday from 5-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

She was born Oct. 10, 1958 at El Dorado, the daughter of Orlan and Pauline (Petty) Wilson. She lived all her life in Butler County and was a surgical nurse at the Veterans Hospital in Wichita.

Survivors include: son and his wife, Christopher and Selena See of Tucson, Ariz., daughter, Nicki Smith, of Augusta, mother Pauline Wilson of El Dorado, sisters, Suzanne Miller of Wichita and Joni Sanders of El Dorado, grandchildren, Austin, Sabrina and Sandra; and her special family, Jeremy and Lesli Woods and their children, Kylie and Mickala Woods of Wichita.

Memorial in her memory for the Veterans Hospital may be left at Carlson Funeral Home who has the arrangements. (El Dorado Times, February 13, 2007)

HAASE, GERALD EARL

Gerald Earl Haase, 72, of Benton, died Jan. 21, 2007 at Asbury Park in Newton. Graveside services are 11 a.m. Feb. 17, 2007 at the Benton Cemetery. Following the services family and friends will gather at the Benton Community Center for a meal.

Survivors include: son, Jerry Haase of Newton; daughter, Kathy Williams; sister, Pauline Iverson of Minnesota; granddaughters, Alena and Heather, step-son, Bobby Asbell, step-daughters, Joann Helms, and Theresa Simms.

Arrangements are with Cornerstone Cremation Society.(El Dorado Times, February 6, 2007)

JACKSON, MARJORIE ELAINE

Marjorie Elaine Jackson, 87, of El Dorado, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital. Visitation with the family will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, at Carlson Funeral Home. Graveside services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6 at Blankenship Cemetery in Rosalia.

Marjorie was born Nov. 14, 1919, in Baldwin City, to Alfred and Jenny (Mansfield) Winters. She met Earl Jackson in early 1938 and they were married Oct. 1, 1938.

he and her husband had a passion for traveling and camping. They traveled from coast to coast before his death and before R. A. consumed her body. She also enjoyed many crafts and loved cooking. Marjorie never made a meal that would not feed 10 or more easily, so there was always room at her table for another.

She spent most of her life in the Rosalia and El Dorado area. She loved flowers and always had the most beautiful flower gardens and at one time she could name any flower she or others would grow. She cherished moments spent with family and never forgot a family member at gatherings.

Survivors include: daughter, Joyce (Fred) Gilliland of Independence, sons, Kenneth (Cindy) Jackson of El Dorado and Larry (Judy) Jackson of Olathe; daughter in law Phyllis Jackson of El Dorado; 19 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl, son William "Bill" Jackson of Rosalia, brother, Donald Winters of Harvey, La., step-sister, Freda Worthington of Burton.

A memorial has been established with Rosalia Christian Church. Contributions may be left with Carlson Funeral Home where friends may call. (El Dorado Times, February 6, 2007)

KEALIHER, HAZEL ESTELLA WATKINS

Funeral services for Hazel kealiher, 87, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007 at the First Baptist Church in Helena, Okla., with Rev. Jeff Flournoy and Rev. Dean Holt officiating. Burial followed at Good Hope Cemetery with arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Helena, Okla.

Hazel Estella Watkins Kealiher, a retired nurse and homemaker and former resident of Helena, Okla., died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. She was born March 20, 1919 at Collinsville, Okla., the daughter of Henry C. and Estella Watkins, who preceded her in death. Hazel graduated from Lambert High School in 1940. In 1944 she graduated from General Hospital Nursing School in Enid, Okla. Hazel married Amos (Sky) Kealiher on jan. 24, 1944. They were married 50 years and four months. Sky died April 10, 1994. Hazel worked for many years in her profession until poor health forced her to retire. She was a nurse in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kansas and Arkansas.

Survivors include: a brother, John Watkins, and wife Jane of El Dorado and one sister, Ginger Cook and husband Jim of El Dorado. She also had many nephews and nieces. She will be missed.

Memorials may be given to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation - Cancer Division or the First Baptist Church - Helena through the funeral home. (El Dorado times, February 1, 2007)

KING, MARY E. (BUCHANAN)

Mary E. (Buchanan) King, 92, retired Cessna sewing machine operator, passed away on Tuesday, Jan 30, 2007.

Visitation, Tues., Feb. 6, from noon-2 p.m. at Dunsford Zeiner Funeral Home, Augusta. Graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the Andover Cemetery.

Survivors include: son, Lee Stroud; daughter, Mary Gilbert, five sisters, nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dunsford-Zeiner Funeral Home. (Augusta Gazette, February 3, 2007)

KNECHT, PAUL W.

Paul W. Knecht, 80, of Hamilton, died Wednesday in the Greenwood County Hospital in Eureka.

Mr. Knecht moved to Hamilton six years ago. He was a former Augusta resident, and lived on a farm south of the city. Surviving is his widow, Helen.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Campbell Funeral Home in Eureka. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in that community. (Augusta Gazette, February 27, 1976)

MORGAN, MARY ALICE

Funeral services were held Tuesday at St. Francis Episcopal church in Rutherfodton, N.C. for Mary Alice Joseph Morgan, 62, formerly of El Dorado, who died there July 21 after a brief illness.

The Rev. William Edwards officiated and burial was in Rutherfordton cemetery.

Mrs. Morgan was a native of El Dorado and was a daughter of the late Rufus E. and Margaret Gaskill Joseph.

Surviving are: her husband, John R. Morgan, of Rutherfordton; five sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Bothwell, Mrs. Louise Huddey, Mrs. Margaret Hayes, and Mrs. Ann Michael, all of Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, South Africa, and Mrs. Flora J. Crenshaw of Palas Verdes, Calif., one brother, William G. Joseph of Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia. (El Dorado Times, July 25, 1963)

NORTH, VELMA L.

Velma L. North, 87, of El Dorado, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007 in El Dorado. Services are 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at Carlson Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Blankenship Cemetery, Rosalia.

Velma was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Jan. 19, 1920. She was united in marriage to Lloyd North in Tulsa, Okla., in 1940. He preceded her in death in 1956. Velma owned and operated a collection agency. She also worked as a bookkeeper and worked at a travel agency. Velma had made El Dorado her home for the past 10 years.

Survivors include: her son-in-law, Eugene Holcomb of Rosalia; three grandchildren, David Holcomb and Philip Holcomb; six great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Sharon and one sister.

Memorials in her memory for the hospital sewing circle may be left with Carlson Funeral Home who has charge of the arrangements. (El Dorado Times, February 12, 2007)

REED, MARYANNA F.

Maryanna F. Reed, 83, of El Dorado, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007 at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14 at Carlson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Sunset Lawns Cemetery.

She was born July 15, 1923 in Wichita, the daughter of Earstis Oliver and Eva Dorothea (Johnston) Andrews. Maryanna was a homemaker and on May 15, 1944 married Jesse Reed in a ceremony in Wichita. They moved to El Dorado in 1946, and since that time has made her home here. She was a member of Prospect Baptist Church.

Survivors include: her husband, Jesse of the home; four sons, Robert "Bob" Reed, Gary A. "Zeke" Reed, Richard E. Reed and James E. "Jim" Reed; four daughters, Beverly Ann Reed, Mary Kay Ross, Carol Jo Shearburn and Kerri Mae Reed, all of the children are from El Dorado; two sisters, Mildren Andrews and Donna Lu Andrews both of Brandon, Miss.; 15 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

Memorials in her memory for Prospect Baptist Church may be left with Carlson Funeral Home where friends may call. (El Dorado Times, February 13, 2007)

ROEDER, ALFRED "GENE"

Alfred "Gene" Roeder, 58, of Wichita and former sanitation employee for the City of Augusta, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007.

There will be a Memorial Gathering from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11 at Jason Roeder's home, 3022 Rocky Ridge in Augusta.

He was born in Wichita on Dec. 31, 1948 to Alfred "Bud" L. and Florence (Baker) Roeder. On Feb. 19, 1974, he married Pearl L. Keith in Wichita. She survives.

In addition to his wife he is survived by sons, Christian Stevens, of Potwin and Jason Roeder and his wife Danielle of Augusta, daughters, Marta Lawson and her husband Gary of Wichita and Amanda Roeder of Wichita, brothers, Mike Roeder and his wife Susie of Newton, Howard Roeder of Wichita, John Mueller of Smithville, Dan Kobe of Kansas City, Mo., Jimmy Lee Branson of Panama City, Fla., sisters, Libby Hammann and her husband Dave of Wichita, Janice Roeder and her husband James Terronez of Augusta, Wanda Powell and her husband Ed of Overland Park, Joyce Waggerman of Hamilton, Mo., Kay Green of Bay City, Mich., Cathy Close and her husband Charlie of Kansas City, Mo.; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Marta Tabor.

Headley Funeral Chapel, Augusta is handling the arrangements. (Augusta Gazette, February 11, 2007)

SANDERSON, WINNIE L.

Winnie L. Sanderson, 97, died February 1, 2007, at Susan B. Allen Hospital. No services are planned.

Survivors include: one son, Lee Sanderson, four daughters, Evelyn Nusz, Betty Traylor, Rita rayl and Carol Noel; grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Kirby-Morris is handling the arrangements. (El Dorado Times, February 5, 2007)

SHIPMAN, JACKIE F. D. "JACK"

Jackie F. D. "Jack" Shipman, 73 of Florence, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007 at his home. Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Christian Church of Florence, Rev. Peter Banning will officiate. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Florence. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at Zeiner Funeral Chapel in Florence.

He was born Dec. 23, 1933 in Elbing, the son of Orris "Fuzz" and Audine (Arnold) Shipman. He married Beverly Jean Cowley July 22, 1959 in Miami, Okla. He retired from Beech Aircraft.

He was a member of the John McKay Post #308 of the American Legion and Machinist Union.

Survivors include: his wife, Beverly Jean, sons, Don of Florence and Jerry of Augusta; daughters, Darla Wyss, Jackie Shipman, and Julie Creyton, all of Netwon; brothers, Darrel of El Dorado and Ron of Florence; sisters, Norma Jean Schuler of El Dorado; Phyllis Blehm of Florence, Joy Page, of Valley Ceneter and Carolyn Spencer of Florence; 15 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with the Christian Church of Florence of Hospice Care of Kansas in care of Zeiner Funeral Home. (El Dorado Times, February 8, 2007)

SMITH, FRANK G.

Frank G. Smith, 84, of El Dorado, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007 at Via Christi St. Joseph Campus in Wichita. No services will be held.

He was born July 24, 1922 in Towanda, the son of Benoni and DeBesta Kennedy Smith. He was a retired Vickers Refinery employee. He and Luella Long were married May 15, 1942. He was a member of the Potwin Christian Church. He lived at Potwin for many eyars and El Dorado for the last five years.

Survivors include: his wife, Leulla of El Dorado, sons, Rodney W. of Moline, and Olin G. of Wichita, daughter, Marsha A. Baird of Potwin, sisters, Evelyn Morris of Great Bend and Mary Alice Leroy of Ellinwood; five grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established for the Potwin Christian Church in care of Lamb Funeral Home in Whitewater. (El Dorado Times, February 2, 2007)

STANLEY, BEATRICE J. "BEA"

Beatrice J. "Bea" Stanley, 84, homemaker, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007. Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Thursday at Hillside Funeral Home in Augusta with the family present from 5-6 p.m. Services are 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include son, Stephen of Augusta, daughter, Sharon Thomas of Tucson, Ariz.; brother, Donald DeMoss of Newton; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A memorial has been established with the First United Methodist Church, 2420 N. Ohio, Augusta.

Arrangements are by Hillside Funeral Home in Augusta. (El Dorado Times, February 9, 2007)

STRAIT, JAMES BENNETT

James Bennett Straight, 82 of 1603 Cron, died Thursday at the Augusta Medical Complex. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and had retired in 1959 as tool shop supervisor at Mobil Oil Co.

Mr. Strait was born November 15, 1893 at Lyons. He is survived by his widow, Golda, a son, James B. Jr.., Brenmerton, Washington; daughters, Mrs. Georgia LaVoughn Headley, Seattle and Mrs. Barbara Ruth Mahorney, Slidell, Louisiana; a brother, Frank of Augusta, sister, Mrs. Thelma Call of Ava, Missouri; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Dunsford Funeral Chapel, the Revs. Paul Thompson and Vernon White officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. (Augusta Gazette, February 27, 1976)

  
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