CARTER, EFFIE L.

Miss Effie L. Carter, daughter of Joshua Carter, living near Chelsea, died of blood poison Monday. She was ill only a week.

Miss Carter was born in January 1870. Since growing to womanhood she has lived at home with her parents.

Funeral services were held at the Chelsea Methodist church Tuesday. Rev. C. E. King, of El Dorado, preached the sermon. She was buried in the Chelsea cemetery. (Walnut Valley Times, July 20, 1917)

EVANS, MILA FRANCIS

Mila Francis Evans, 91, homemaker, Towanda, died on Monday, June 26, 2006.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, at the First Baptist Church in Towanda.

Visitation with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening, at Hillside Funeral Home in Augusta.

Survivors are: sons, Clifford of Udall, Raymond and Bill of Towanda, and Johnny of Ft. Worth, Texas; daughter, Barbara Burnett of Texarkana, Texas; 13 grandchildren; one step-grandchild; 21 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Memorials may go to Hospice Care of Kansas.

Arrangements by Hillside Funeral Home in Augusta. (Augusta Daily Gazette, Wednesday, June 28, 2006. Submitted by Diana Herrman)

GARRISON, C. H.

C. H. Garrison, who has been working on the tanks for the Gypsy Oil company, was overcome by heat Friday afternoon and died at the El Dorado hospital Friday night.

Mr. Garrison got too hot while working on a tank. Dr. Boudreau was called and brought him to the hospital where efforst were made to revive him but without success. The body was removed to the morgue at Turner's undertaking establishment.

No arrangements have yet been made for the funeral. Coroner Turner has telephoned to Parsons where Mr. Garrison lived before coming here but has not yet heard from his parents. Two of Mr. Garrison's brothers work here in the oil fields.

Mr. Garrison was about 40 years old and unmarried. He had been here several months. (Walnut Valley Times, July 13, 1917)

GOFORTH,, J. J. MRS.

Mrs. E. D. Seaman received a message Tuesday morning announcing the death of her oldest sister, Mrs. J. J. Goforth, at Fayetteville, Ark. Mrs. Seaman will be unable to attend the funeral because of ill health.

Mrs. Goforth was 58 years old. She had been ill for about a year and her death has been expected for the last few weeks. She is survived by several children. (Walnut Valley Times, July 20, 1917)

GREEN, MARTHA F.

Martha F. Green, 74, Augusta, passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2006.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 24, at Christ Lutheran Church in Augusta. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Wichita.

Visitation until 8 p.m. this evening at Headley Funeral Chapel in Augusta.

Martha was born in Newton on April 26, 1932, the daughter of Paul C. and Nancy A. (Gibson) Petty. She was a homemaker and had worked as a presser at McVay Cleaners in Augusta.

On Dec. 23, 1948 she married Thomas R. Green in El Dorado.

She is survived by: children, Thomas, Richard, and David; grandchildren; great-grandchildren and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband on June 24, 2001. A grandchild and a brother preceded her as well.

Memorials to Christ Lutheran Church, 1500 Cron, Augusta, 67010.

Arrangements are under the direction of Headley Funeral Chapel in Augusta. (Augusta Daily Gazette, Friday, June 23, 2006. Submitted by Diana Herrman)

GRIGGS, OWEN

Owen Griggs, 6-year-old son, of Mrs. J. M. Morgan, living on the Smock lease, was almost instantly killed in a runaway Friday afternoon on the Smock farm, six miles south of El Dorado.

The boy was riding on a wagon with a teamster when the harness broke and the team ran. He was thrown from the wagon, landing 10 feet away and his skull fractured.

Dr. Preston was called but the boy had died before he arrived.

The body was taken in charge by W. E. Turner, undertaker and shipped to Sumner, Illinois, Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be held at that place some time Monday. (Walnut Valley Times, July 20, 1917)

HANSHAW, LOUISE EILEEN

Louise Eileen Hanshaw, 66, Augusta, retired from Publishing House in Kansas City, Mo. and J.C. Penney in Wichita, died on Saturday, June 17, 2006.

Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, at Dunsford-Zeiner Funeral Home in Augusta.

Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 22, at Girard City Cemetery in Girard.

Her survivors include: husband of 47 years, Keith Hanshaw of the home; sons, Ronald Hanshaw of Winfield and Richard Hanshaw of Augusta; daughter, Katheryn Robbins of Wellington; three grandchildren.

Memorial donations may go to the Midian Shrine Plane of Mercy.

Arrangements are under the direction of Dunsford-Zeiner Funeral Home. (Augusta Daily Gazette, Tuesday, June 20, 2006. Submitted by Diana Herrman)

HAYNES, BONNIE V.

Bonnie V. Haynes, 99, Douglass, died on Wednesday, June 21, 2006.

Visitation until 8 p.m. this evening and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, at Hilyard-Smith Funeral Home in Douglass.

Graveside service at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 24, at the Douglass Cemetery.

Her survivors include: sons, Donald Dee of Ward, Ark., and Jerry of Rock; daughter, Pat King of Baton Rouge, La.; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Charles A., and a son, Charles.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hilyard-Smith Funeral Home in Douglass. (Augusta Daily Gazette, Thursday, June 22, 2006. Submitted by Diana Herrman)

KINDER, JANE

Aunt Jane Kinder a resident of El Dorado for fifty years, died Sunday evening at 7:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Minnie Jessup at Main and 8th. She had been ill since last fall from dropsy. A daughter, Mrs. Jessup and a son, Frank Kinder survive.

Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon. Burial was in the West Cemetery. (Walnut Valley Times, July 13, 1917)

LAMAR, PEARL

Pearl Lamar, 81, Augusta, passed away on Friday, June 23, 2006, at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital in El Dorado.

Mrs. Lamar was cremated and a memorial service will be announced at a later date.

She was born on April 6, 1925 in Coffeyville, the daughter of William and Kate (Fiscus) Mooneyham, and raised in Coffeyville.

On Aug. 6, 1937, she married William Lamar. They were married for 63 years. He passed away on Aug. 29, 2000. Pearl was a homemaker all of her life and a longtime Augusta resident. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Augusta.

Her survivors include: son, Bobby Gene Lamar of McPherson; daughters, Mary Berrier of Augusta, Shirley Ann Sell of Strassburg, Colo., and Virginia Lee Buttermore of Salina; two sisters, Mildred Johnson of Coffeyville and Vernice Ackridge of Tucson, Ariz.; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by: son, Billy Joe Lamar, two daughters at birth; daughter, Peggy Jo at one month old; four brothers and three sisters.

A memorial fund in her memory has been established with the First Assembly of God Church Building Fund.

Arrangements are under the direction of Dunsford-Zeiner Funeral Home of Augusta. (Augusta Daily Gazette, Monday, June 26, 2006. Submitted by Diana Herrman)

McKAY, LaVERNE F.

LaVerne F. McKay, 83, Augusta, retired 35 years as Boeing photographer, passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2006.

He graduated from Isabel High School in 1941 and served in the United States Army during World War II.

Funeral service was held this afternoon at Dunsford-Zeiner Chapel in Augusta.

Survivors include: sons, Rick McKay of Kansas City, Kans., and Tim McKay of Winfield; daughters, B. Charlita Moreland of Augusta, and Pennie McKay of Boise, Ida.; brother, John McKay of Nauvinway, Mich.; sisters, Emma Jean Swisher of Pratt and Geneva Gregg of Derby; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by: spouse, J. Maxine McKay; brothers, Roy and Joe McKay; sister, Ruby Laverntz.

Memorials to Kansas Veteran's Home in Winfield and Hospice Care of Kansas.

Arrangements were under the direction of Dunsford-Zeiner Funeral Home in Augusta. (Augusta Daily Gazette, Monday, July 3, 2006. Submitted by Diana Herrman)

MITCHELL, PERRY L. MRS.

Mrs. Perry L. Mitchell, of Fort Dodge, died here early this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Earl Boydston, 522 North Denver Street, following an illness of 16 days. She was 56 years old.

Mrs. Mitchell came to El Dorado June 1 to visit her daughter and was stricken shortly after her arrival. She was well known here as she had lived in the Leon and El Dorado communities all her life until the past three years.

Mrs. Mitchell was born at Leon July 19, 1883, and was married there August 27, 1899. She was a member of the Adventist Church and also belonged to the Auxiliary of the Spanish-American War Veterans.

Surviving are: her husband; the daughter here; seven sons, Alva M., Virgil, Russell and J. D. of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; Benjamin F., of Tacoma, Wash.; Earl, of Los Angeles, Calif., and Roy of San Francisco, Calif., and seven grandchildren. Three other sons died in infancy.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed but will be announced through the Byrd Funeral Home. (El Dorado Times, Monday June 17, 1940, Volume XXI, Number 171)

RIDERMAN, GEORGE L.

George L. Riderman, 30, an employee of G. L. Riderman & Co., rig building contractors, was fatally injured Wednesday morning when he fell 26 feet from an oil rig near Potwin.

He died on his way to the St. Frances Hospital at Wichita, to which he was rushed by Dr. Eilerts.

Riderman came here from California about three months ago. He has been building rigs and derricks in the El Dorado oil fields.

He is married and lived at 501 Oskaloosa street. Two sisters, Mrs. A. F. Crist and Mrs. F. A. Crist live here. Other relatives live in Buffalo, N. Y.

No arrangements have been made for the funeral. The body is at the Byrd Bros. Undertaking establishment. (Walnut Valley Times, July 13, 1917)

ROYCE, SARAH

Mrs. Sarah Royce, one of the pioneers of Butler county, died at the home of her son, Charles Royce in Larned, Sunday.

Mrs. Royce, whose maiden name was Sarah Blanchard, was born in New York City, Nov. 24, 1824. She married W. R. Royce, January 31, 1849. To this union two boys, Charles and Frank, and one girl who died in infancy, were born. Frank Royce, who lived near El Dorado, died three years ago next September.

Her husband, W. R. Royce, died January 28, 1905. Since that time she has lived with her sons.

The funeral service will be held at the Methodist Church in El Dorado in charge of Rev. C. E. King at 10 a.m. Tuesday. She will be buried in West Cemetery. (Walnut Valley Times, July 13, 1917)

SELMON, CHARLES S.

Charles S. Selmon, 81, of 219 North Washington, a resident here 50 years, died early this morning at the Sarah Watson Nursing Home.

He had been in failing health for two years.

Funeral plans are to be announced by the Dietz-Pittman Funeral Home.

Mr. Selmon was born at Big Springs, W. Va., on July 5, 1886, and was married to Lillian B. Ramsey at Spencer, W. Va., on Sept. 26, 1910. Her death occurred on Sept. 12, 1965.

Drawn by the oil boom, the family came to El Dorado in 1918. Mr. Selmon worked as a driller until his retirement ten years ago.

Survivors include one son, Charles S. Selmon, Jr., of the home, three daughters, Mrs. Walter Keith, 115 North Griffith; Mrs. J. E. Aubuchon of Sterling, Colo., and Mrs. E. H. Tabb of Midland, Mich., six grandhilcren and one great grandchild. (El Dorado Times, June 27, 1968)

SELMON, LILLIAN B.

Mrs. Lillian B. Selmon, 76, wife of Charles S. Selmon, 219 North Washington, died Sunday afternoon at Allen Memorial hospital. She had been in failing health for the past several months and in critical condition during the past week.

She was born on April 26, 1888, at Walton W. Va., and was married to Charles Sanford Selmon at Spencer, W. Va., on September 26, 1910. The family came to El Dorado from West Virginia in 1918.

She was a member of the First Baptist churhc of El Dorado and attended the Friendly class of that congregation. She also was a member of Friendship Rebekah Lodge No. 10.

In addition to her husband of the home, she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ida Catherine Keith, 216 West Olive, EL Dorado, Mrs. Glenna May Tabb of Midland, Mitch., and Mrs. Ruth Elizabeth Aubuchon of Sterling, Col.; one son, Charles Sanford Selmon, Jr., of the home; and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth DeGrace of Tampa, Texas. Six grandchildren also survive.

The funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the First Baptist Church by the minister, the Rev. Donald D. McCracken. Interment will be made in Sunset Lawns Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Dietz-Pittman Funeral Home. (El Dorado Times, September 13, 1965)

SHOOK, RACHEL A.

Mrs. Rachel A. Shook, 69, a resident here 49 years, died suddenly Monday evening at her home, 810 West Second.

Funeral services will be conducted at the First Christian church on Friday at 10 a.m. by the Rev. Thomas J. Bennett. Interment will be at Sunset Lawns.

She was born at Galena, Kansas on April 26, 1899, moving later to Coffeyville with her family.

She lived at Newton a few years and was married there to Daniel S. Shook, on January 28, 1819, coming to El Dorado that year. Mr. Shook's death occurred on Oct. 5, 1952.

She was a member of the First Christian church of El Dorado and of the Triple L Sunday School class.

She is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Southers of Shawnee, Okla., Mrs. Zola Stewart of Santa Rosa, Calif., Mrs. Juanita Scribner of Elbing, Mrs. Eesther Sevier of Oswego, Ill.; Mrs. Charlotte Walker of Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Lucile Perschel of Avenol, Calif., one son, Howard W. Shook of Boulder, Colo., one sister, Mrs. Dolly Ransom of Coffeyville; one brother, Ernest Newman, also of Coffeyville, 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. (El Dorado Times, July 2, 1968)

SIRES, ELEANOR

Eleanor Ruth (Britain) Sires, 88, homemaker, Augusta, died on Monday, June 26, 2006.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 30, at the Estel-Perrin-Avey Funeral Home in Marshalltown, Iowa.

Her survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Judith and Max Manz of Augusta; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Vicki Sires of Melbourne, Iowa; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Dunsford-Zeiner Funeral Home in Augusta. (Augusta Daily Gazette, Tuesday, June 27, 2006. Submitted by Diana Herrman)

SLUSS, HARRISON ALLEN

Harrison Allen Sluss, 78, died suddenly late Wednesday afternoon at his home on El Dorado Route 1.

Mr. Sluss, a prominent farmer and stockman was a lifelong resident of the El Dorado area.

He was born Sept. 19, 1889, at the family home south of El Dorado. He and Edna Sarah Covert were married Nov. 15, 1911, in El Dorado.

Survivors include the widow, one son, William H. Sluss, Route 1, two brothers, George, Route 1 and Russell E. Sluss, 529 South Main; and three grandchildren.

Preceding Mr. Sluss in death were one son, James Gilbert; two sisters, Mrs. Stanley Skaer and Mrs. Lulu Holem; and one brother, William.

Funeral arrangements will be announced through the Kirby Funeral Home. (El Dorado Times, May 11, 1968)

Services were held Saturday at the Kirby Funeral Home for Harrison Allen Sluss who died unexpectedly May 29 at his home, El Dorado route one. The Rev. James F. Clark, pastor of the First United Presbyterian Church, officiated. Mrs. L. W. Newcomer was the organ accompanist for Darryl F. Patten who sang "The Lord's Prayer." The casket bearers were William S. Skaer, Roy Coday, J. L. Auer, James Fullinwider, Russell Sluss Jr., and Leonard Willhite. Interment was in Sunset Lawns.

A farmer and stockman and member of a widely known pioneer family, Mr. Sluss was born September 19, 1889, at the family home south of El Dorado and had lived in this community all his life. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. William Harrison Sluss. He was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Sluss and Edna Sarah Covert were married November 15, 191 in El Dorado.

Surviving are Mrs. Sluss; a son, William H. Sluss, El Dorado route one, two brothers, George Sluss, El Dorado route one and Russell Sluss, 529 South Main, and three grandchildren, Terry, Sara Beth, and Janie Sluss. He was preceded in death by a son, James Gilbert Sluss; two sisters, and a brother, Mrs. Stanley Skaer, Mrs. Lulu Holem, and William Sluss. (El Dorado Times, June 6, 1968)

STOSKOPF, W. E.

W. E. Stoskopf, 84, of Baxter Springs, father of Dr. A. L. Stoskopf, 401 North Orchard street, died suddenly Monday afternoon at Kansas City. Funeral services for Mr. Stoskopf are pending. He was visiting at the home of another son, Bill Stoskopf at the time of his death. (El Dorado Times, August 20, 1968)

VAUGHN, LYNZO

Lynzo Vaughn, 71, Douglass, retired Cessna expeditor, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2006.

Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, at the Douglass Cemetery.

His survivors are: wife, Lucy; sons, Randy and Jim; daughters, Doni Reimer, Robi Kellough and Tracy Browning; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Hilyard-Smith Funeral Home in Douglass. (Augusta Daily Gazette, Thursday, June 29, 2006. Submitted by Diana Herrman)

WALKER, RINNIE RUTH

Rinnie Ruth (Beard) Walker, 93, homemaker, Andover, passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2006.

Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. this evening; funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 30, both at Dunsford-Zeiner Funeral Home Chapel in Augusta.

Her survivors include: daughter, Yvonne Burkholder, El Dorado; sons, Carl Walker, Joplin, Mo. and Stanley Walker, Wichita; sister, Leona Ridenour, Ozark, Mo.; 23 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may go to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Dunsford-Zeiner Funeral Home in Augusta. (Augusta Daily Gazette, Thursday, June 29, 2006. Submitted by Diana Herrman)

WESTON, WILLIAM "BILL"

William "Bill" Weston, 78, Augusta, retired after 37 years as boiler maintenance employee for Coleman Company, died on Thursday, June 22, 2006.

Visitation from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, funeral service at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 26, both at Dunsford-Zeiner Funeral Home Chapel in Augusta. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Augusta.

He was born on March 26, 1928 in Vinson, Okla., the son of William and Bessie Holmes Weston. He married Mary Mifflin on June 13, 1952 in Harrisonville, Mo.

He was a member of the Pentecostal Light House Church in El Dorado.

He is survived by: wife, Mary; son, Rocky and wife, Becky of Augusta; daughter, Deannie Weston of Augusta; brothers, Russell of Unionville, Mo., Jim of Stateville, N.C., and Fred of Springdale, Ark.; grandchildren, Terance, Amy and Leah Weston; and Amanda and Joshua Deeder; great-grandchild, Zoe Gilbert.

Memorial donations may go to the Pentecostal Light House Church.

Arrangements by Dunsford-Zeiner Funeral Home in Augusta. (Augusta Daily Gazette, Friday, June 23, 2006. Submitted by Diana Herrman)

             

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