PAGE, FREDERIC WILLIAM
FREDERIC W. PAGE, ROSALIA RESIDENT FOR 17 YEARS, DIES
Frederic William Page, 75, resident and farmer in the Rosalia community for 17 years, died Wednesday at St. Francis hospital, Wichita, where he had been a patient three weeks. He had been in failing health for some time.
He was born at Akron on Aug. 27, 1891, and was married to Flossie E. Bishop at Haven on Oct. 9, 1926.
The family lived at Haven for 20 years before moving to the Rosalia community in 1950. The family farm home is located five miles southwest of Rosalia. He spent his early years near Kingfisher, Okla., where his parents had homesteaded.
Page was a member of the Rosalia Methodist church and the Grandview Grange at Latham.
Surviving are his widow, of the farm home; one son, Donald Page of Rosalia; one brother, J. H. Page of Iola, and six grandchildren.
The funeral services will be conducted at the Kirby Funeral Home chapel at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Burl Allison, former pastor of the Rosalia Methodist church, officiating. Interment will be made in Blankenship cemetery south of Rosalia.
(El Dorado Times ~ July 20, 1967)
SULLIVAN, JOHN L.
JOHN L. SULLIVAN DIES
John L. Sullivan, 82, of El Dorado, died Monday evening at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Walnut Valley Memorial Park.
Mr. Sullivan was born Oct. 15, 1899 in Marionville, Mo., the son of Joseph and Judith (Brown) Sullivan. He came to El Dorado in 1921 from Missouri. On Feb. 24, 1929 he was married to Louise Lawrence in El Dorado. Mr. Sullivan was the retired owner of Sullivan's Barber Shop. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Builder's Sunday School class, Patmos Masonic Lodge No. 97, A.F.&A.M., and the Elks Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Louise, of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Norma Foster, Wichita; three grandchildren, John David, Matthew and Kenneth Foster, all of Wichita. He was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.
(El Dorado Times ~ December 22, 1981)
STEIGER, ALICE B.
Alice B. (Mrs. Frank) Steiger, 92, a former El Dorado resident, died early this morning at St. Joseph Hospital in Wichita. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Carlson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Belle Vista Cemetery.
She was born March 10, 1889 at El Dorado, the daughter of Thomas and Izora Wilson Yelley. She spent most of her life in El Dorado, residing at the Prairie Homestead Retirement Home in Wichita for the past four years. Mrs. Steiger was a retired postal employee. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wichita, and while living in El Dorado was a member of the First Baptist Church here.
On June 26, 1912 she was married to Frank Steiger at El Dorado. He preceded her in death on Nov. 29, 1970.
Survivors include a son, Dr. F. Robert Steiger, Downers Grove, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. Carol Allison Whiteside, Belle Vista, Ark.; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Ragland, Yuba City, Calif.; Mrs. Sarah Morganstein, and Mrs. Martha Sewell, both of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, three brothers and two sisters.
(El Dorado Times ~ February 2, 1982)
STOVALL, THELMA M.
MRS. STOVALL DIES AT AGE 75
Thelma M. Stovall of El Dorado died Thursday night at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital.
She was born July 8, 1906 in Bastian, Va., a daughter of William and Ettie Dunn.
She was married to Dennis C. Stovall in 1922. The couple resided in Florence, Kan., for awhile, then bought a farm northwest of Peabody. She moved to El Dorado following his death in 1969.
Funeral services will be held at the Baker Funeral Home, Peabody at 10 a.m. Tueday, with burial in the Peabody Cemetery.
Survivors are six daughters, Mrs. Fenton Stewart of Scottsdale, Ariz., Mrs. Robert Laffon of Davis City, Iowa, Mrs. Richard Faulconer of El Dorado, Mrs. J. C. Lee of Wellington, Kan., Miss Doris Stovall and Mrs. Orville Richey of the home, and a son, Merle J. Stovall of Phoenix, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, a daughter, two brothers and a son-in-law.
(El Dorado Times ~ May 29, 1982)
SHAFFER, ELFRIEDA M.
ELFRIEDA SHAFFER DIES IN ARIZONA
Elfrieda M. Shaffer, 87, former resident of El Dorado, and Battle Creek, Mich., died Jan. 15 in a Douglas, Ariz., hospital. She was the widow of George E. Shaffer, lifetime teacher in the El Dorado Public School System.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Allen H. and Jeanne Lawrence Shaffer, formerly of Battle Creek, Mich., and now of Sunglow Ranch, Pearce, Ariz.; three grandchildren and frou great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Arizona. Burial will follow later in the family plot at Sunset Lawn Memorial Park in El Dorado.
Memorials may be made to a church or charity of the donor's own choosing.
(El Dorado Times ~ January 19, 1982)
MONDAY RITES FOR ELFREDA SHAFFER, 87
Graveside services for Mrs. George (Elfreda M.) Shaffer, 87, a former resident of El Dorado, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Walnut Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Harold Keiler officiating.
Mrs. Shaffer was a lifelong teacher, having taught at both the El Dorado High School and the Butler County Junior College.
Survivors include a son, Allen H., Pearce, Ariz., three granddaughters and four great-grandchildren.
She died Jan. 15 at the South East Cochise Regional Medical Center in Arizona. Cremation followed the services in Arizona.
Carlson Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
(El Dorado Times ~ May 21, 1982)
SPIVEY, CLIFFORD E.
RITES SET FOR CLIFFORD SPIVEY
Funeral services for Clifford E. Spivey, 28, Alva., Okla., and former El Dorado resident, who died Monday in LaVerne, Okla., as the result of an accident, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado. Interment will follow in Quito Cemetery, Leon.
He was born May 29, 1953 in El Dorado, the son of Robert J. and Ruth Warren Spivey. He moved to Oklahoma six months ago and was working for Hughes Oil Company.
Survivors include his father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Spivey, El Dorado; four brothers, Jack, William, Max and Larry, all of El Dorado; two sisters, Roberta Moomey and Mirian Spivey, both of El Dorado; and grandmothers, Mrs. Mary Spivey, Leon, and Mrs. Beatrice Hill, Drury, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
(El Dorado Times ~ January 27, 1982)
SHANER, HERBERT E.
H. E. SHANER DIES
Herbert E. Shaner, 82, Wichita, a former El Dorado and Towanda resident, died Tuesday morning in Wesley Medical Center. He was a retired Cities Services Oil Company employee. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Carlson Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Walnut Valley Memorial Park.
(El Dorado Times ~ April 20, 1982)
SATTERTHWAITE, LEONA L.
LEONA L. SATTERTHWAITE, 77, DIES
Leona L. (Mrs. Earl) Satterthwaite, 77, 831 Charron Drive, died Tuesday afternoon at Allen Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Sunset Lawns Cemetery.
She was born July 5, 1903 at Decatur, Ill., the daughter of Edward and Myrtle (Ricketts) Wagner. She had worked as a salesman at Clarks Drug and Wrench Pharmacy, until retiring in 1965. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
On July 27, 1921 she married Earl Satterthwaite in Wichita. They moved to El Dorado in 1947 from the Chelsea area. He preceded her in death on Feb. 22.
Survivors include a son, Dale, Topeka; three daughters, Mrs. Waunita Gilbert, Wichita, Lois (Mrs. Howard) Cool, El Dorado, and Shirley (Mrs. James) Moreland, El Dorado; her stepmother, Astrid Bucholtz, Aberdeen, S.D.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Elwod, her parents and her stepfather.
Memorials have been established with the First United Methodist Church or the cassoday United Methodist Church. Contributions may be left at Dietz-Carlson Funeral Home, where friends may call.
(El Dorado Times ~ December 10, 1980)
WOLFE, FRED W., SR.
FRED W. WOLFE SR., 83, DIES
Fred W. Wolfe, Sr., 83, 729 W. Central, died Thursday in his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church. Burial will follow in Sunset Lawns Cemetery.
Wolfe was born Dec. 27, 1896 in Piedmont, Mo., the son of William N. and Lillie B. (Rhodes) Wolfe. On Sept. 4, 1920 he married Westel O'Harra in Neodesha. They came to El Dorado in 192 from Neodesha.
He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1960. He was veteran of World War I and a member of the First Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; one son, Fred W. Wolfe, Jr., El Dorado; one daughter, Mrs. Don (Ruth Anne) Lawrence, El Dorado; two brothers, C. R. Wolfe, Coffeyville, and Charles F. Wolfe, Tulsa, Okla.; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Three sisters preceded him in death.
Memorial has been established with the First Christian Church Building Fund. Donationas can be made to the church or to Kirby-Morris Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
(El Dorado Times ~ December 18, 1980)
STRAIT, IOLA EVANS
SERVICES SATURDAY FOR IOLA STRAIT, 76
Iola Evans Strait, 76, 310 N. Taylor, El Dorado, died Thursday at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Kirby-Morris Funearl Home chapel. Burial will follow in Sunset Lawns Cemetery.
Mrs. Strait was born April 6, 1906 in Gate, Okla., the daughter of Otto Francis and Margaret Ann McCormick Burggraf. On Oct. 28, 1923 she was married to Herbert Harold Evans at Ashland, Kan. He died April 11, 1943. On Dec. 20, 1948 she was married to Perry Carl Strait at Newton. He died July 6, 1966. She has lived in the El Dorado area since 1929, moving here from Picher, Okla.
Mrs. Strait was formerly employed as a florist with Walter's Flower Shop. She attended the Baptist church and was a member of the Little Walnut Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include two sons, Mervin P. Evans, El Dorado, and R. Berl Evans, Woodridge, Ill.; one sister, Frances Carpenter, Caldwell, Idaho; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.
Kirby-Morris Funreal Home is in charge of arrangements.
(El Dorado Times ~ May 21, 1982)
CHRIS STACKLEY DIES AT AGE 85
Chris Stackley, 85, Route 3, El Dorado, a retired farmer, died Sunday in a local nursing home. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Carlson Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Walnut Valley Memorial Park.
He was born April 18, 1897 in Burns, the son of John and Rosa Frey Stackley. He spent his entire life in Butler County, with the exception of a few years while serving in the Army during World War I.
He was a member of the First United Medhotist Church, the VFW, Butler County Barracks No. 2135, past president of the Butler County Farm Bureau, Butler County Soil Conservation District, Golden Age Club, Bluestem Campers Club, Kansas Retired Campers Club, and National Campers and Hikers Club. He also served as a board member for district 92.
On Feb. 28, 1930, he married Helen Hamilton in Wichita. She survives as does a son, Arlan, El Dorado; two daughters, Marilyn Lamb, Benedict, and Kay Nienstedt, Phoenix, Ariz.; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or to the charity of the donor's choice. They may be left at Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado, which is in charge of local arrangements.
(El Dorado Times ~ May 17, 1982)
TAYLOR, LELAND K.
LELAND K. TAYLOR DIES IN NEW YORK
Leland K. Taylor, 55, of Commack, N.Y., and formerly of El Dorado, died New Year's Day after a short illness.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Walnut Valley Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Taylor was born July 19, 1924, at Fallon, Nev., the son of Ira Clinton and Nellie Richardson Taylor. He attended the Oil Hill Elementary School and graduated from El Dorado High School. He had lived in New York since 1955, moving there from Wichita. He was the regional office manager for the Powers-Flat Corporation.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Jerry (Joyce) Pippig of El Dorado; four nieces and two nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers and his parents.
(El Dorado Times ~ January 2, 1980)
TOLLE, LUTHER N.
LUTHER N. TOLLE, 84, DIES SATURDAY NIGHT
Funeral services for Luther Newbury Tolle, 84, 701 Random Road, will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church under the direction of Dietz-Carlson Funeral Home. Tolle, a longtime furniture store owner, died Saturday night at his home.
He was born May 24, 1895 at El Dorado, the son of George WEsley and Mary Esther (Newbury) Tolle. He spent his entire life in El Dorado and had been in business here for 60 years, the past 55 years as owner of Tolle Furniture Store.
He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Patmos Lodge No. 97, AF and AM; Captain Edgar Dale Post No. 81, American Legion; and was a member of BOP Elks Lodge No. 1407. During WW I he served in the U.S. Army.
He married Margaret L. Reed, April 17, 1925.
Survivors include: his widow, of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Williams, El Dorado, and Mrs. Jerry (Margaret Esther) Spotts, Omaha, Neb., and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and four sisters.
Burial will be in Belle Vista Cemetery.
(El Dorado Times ~ April 28, 1980)
SERVICES SET FOR HERMAN TISCH
Herman Tisch, 57, 1112 South Topeka, died at his home, Wednesday afternoon. Services will be Friday, 11 a.m., at Dietz-Carlson Colonial Chapel. Burial will follow in Sunset Lawns Cemetery.
He was born November 9, 1922, at Munich, Germany, the son of Simon and Josepha Schmidt Tisch. He came to this country from Germany in 1952, and to El Dorado in 1953, to be near his sister. His family came in 1957.
He was a member of the Catholic Church. He was a custodian at Butler County Community College.
Survivors include three daughters--Carolyne Tisch, El Dorado; Christine Adkinson and Barbara Tisch, Wichita; and a step-daughter, Rosina Fauchier, Wichita. He is survived also by his two sisters, Leopoldine (Mrs. Sam) Thompson, Route 4, El Dorado; Frieda Abler, Munich, Germany; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.
(El Dorado Times ~ May 29, 1980)
TOWNER, HALLIE P.
HALLIE TOWNER, EL DORADO, DIES
Hallie P. Towner, 72, 923 South Shelden, died Sunday at St. Francis Hospital, Wichita. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sunset Lawns Cemetery.
She was born May 18, 1908 in Wilmore, the daughter of Amos and Minnie Wallace Richardson. She married Harvey L. Towner Dec. 23, 1925 in Coldwater. He died Feb. 8, 1976.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Women of the Moose and the Elks Lodge.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Jean Parrett of Wichita and Mrs. Loma Lehr of Loveland, Colo.; a sister, Mrs. Lucy Parcel, Coldwater; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and nine brothers.
Kirby-Morris Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
(El Dorado Times ~ August 25, 1980)
TARRANT, HERMAN E.
SERVICES SET FOR HERMAN TARRANT
Herman E. Tarrant, 70, Route 2, died Monday at Allen Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Episcopal Church. Burial will follow in Sunset Lawns Cemetery.
Tarrant was born Sept. 21, 1910 in Hamilton, Kan., the son of Perry O. and Clara Kuller Tarrant. He was married Oct. 5, 1935 to Frankie R. Loveland in El Dorado. He had been a resident of the El Dorado area for 64 years, moving here from Greenwood County. He retired from Fina refinery and was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church. Other memberships include the Honorary Sheriff's Association and the Moose Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Frankie, of the home; a son, Larre E., Cleveland Heights, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Norman (Sara) Frost, and Mrs. Linda Kochick, both of El Dorado; four brothers, Ben and Glenn, both of El Dorado, Robert, Danbury, Conn., and Perry, Ponca City, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. Maude T. Owens, Houston, Texas, and Mrs. Mary Best, El Dorado; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and three brothers.
The casket will not be opened at the service and friends may call at Dietz-Carlson Funeral HOme, which is in charge of arrangements.
(El Dorado Times ~ October 7, 1980)
GOLDIE TAYLOR, 82, DIES
Goldie Taylor, 82, formerly of Eureka, died Friday morning after a long illness. Funeral services are pending through the Carlson Funeral Home.
She was born Dec. 20, 1898 at Springfield, Mo., the daughter of Lon and Ida Wolfe Lewis. She was a member of the Christian Church at Iola.
Survivors include a brother, Melvin Lewis, Vista, Calif.; and two sisters, Mrs. Almira Turner, El Dorado, and Mrs. Mable Sheffner, Vista, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and one sister.
(El Dorado Times ~ September 25, 1981)
THOMAS, ETHEL N.
Ethel N. (Mrs. Thomas W.) Thomas, 67, 211 N. Gordy, El Dorado, died Sunday at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Kechi.
She was born Nov. 23, 1917 at Mulinville, the daughter of Claud and Rose Ann Zimmerman Doyle. On Aug. 2, 1937, she married Thomas William Thomas.
She lived in Greenwich until 1949, when she moved to the Benton and Towanda areas. In 1960, she moved to El Dorado, where she had lived until her death.
Her husband preceded her in death on June 16, 1960.
Survivors include four sons, Claud and Lee, both of El Dorado; Vernon, Lakewood, Colo., and Lawrence of Towanda; four brother, Marshall Doyle, Greensburg; Archie and Herman Doyle, both of Wichita, and Orvil, Minneola; one sister, Freda Liggett, Colorado Springs, Colo. 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Carl, two brothers and one sister.
(El Dorado Time ~ April 19, 1982)
THOMPSON, HARRY C.
SERVICES SET FOR HARRY C. THOMPSON
Harry C. Thompson, Sr., 81, El Dorado, died Monday at Mid-America Nursing Center. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the First Christian Church. Burial will follow in Sunset Lawns Cemetery.
He was born May 8, 1900 in Ohio, the son of James E. and Margaret Thompson. He had lived in Illinois until his late teens, when he came to Douglass, Kan., to work in the oil fields.
He had worked 42 years for the Ohio Oil Co. in the Greenwood and Butler County areas, retiring in 1962.
He then worked for Farm 'N Home for several years.
On June 26, 1922 he was married to Edna Rhea in Garden City, Kan. She died Feb. 23, 1979.
He was a member of the First Christian Church and the Hamilton Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years.
Survivors include one son, H. Clifton Thompson Jr., El Dorado; two daughters, Mrs. John (Margaret Jean) DeShurley, Vista, Calif., and Mrs. Dan (Martha Rhea) Bent, Quail Valley, Calif.; one sister, Grace Thompson, Oblong, Ill.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial has been established with the First Christian Church. Contributions may be sent to the Kirby-Morris Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.
(El Dorado Times ~ September 1, 1981)
WIMBERLY, GRACE PEARL
MRS. WIMBERLY SUCCUMBS
Grace Pearl Wimberly, 88, of El Dorado died Sunday evening. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Kirby-Morris Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Towanda Cemetery.
Mrs. Wimberly was born Feb. 20, 1893 in Oxford, the daughter of John Curtis and Laura Loretta (Steele) Stratton. She had lived in the Towanda, Chelsea and El Dorado areas since 1934, coming here from Missouri. On July 1, 1914 she married Elmer Story Wimberly in Buffalo, Mo. He died March 5, 1954. Mrs. Wimberly was a member of the Towanda United Methodist Church of Christ.
Survivors include three sons, James I. of Wellington, Lemoine of El Dorado, and Norman Eugene of Waller, Texas; two daughters, Mrs. Laura Jeanne Weber, Newton, and Mrs. Iris Viola Booth, Kansas City, Kan.; 21 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a son, Melvin Lawrence, and nine brother and sisters.
A memorial has been established with the Towanda United Methodist Church of Christ. Contributions may be sent to the Kirby-Morris Funeral Home.
(El Dorado Times ~ December 1, 1981)
MANLEY TAGUE DIES AT 66
Manley Tague, 66, of El Dorado, died this morning at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the First Christian Church. Burial will be in Sunset Lawns Cemetery.
He was born June 6, 1915 foru miles west of El Dorado, the son of Milo Marion and Zella Paterson Tague. He attended and graduated from the El Dorado High School and El Dorado Junior College. On June 21, 1941 he was married to June Locke. She died Aug. 12, 1946. On July 28, 1947 he was married to Lois A. Faulconer.
He had lived in the El Dorado area all of his life. In 1940 he started working for Skelly refinery and retired in 1977. During World War II he served with the Army overseas.
Memberships include the First Christian Church, the Victory Sunday School class and was president of the Skelly Retirees. He was elected as an elder in his church.
Survivors include his wife, Lois, of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Bob (Nancy) Thompson of Alva, Okla.; one brother, Milo Leroy Tague, South Bend, Ind.; one sister, Mrs. Ruth Murphy, Niles, Mich.; and three grandchildren, Sharla Lynne, Jeffrey Kent and Staci Leigh Thompson, all of Alva.
A memorial has been established with the First Christian Church. Contributions may be sent to the church office or to the Kirby-Morris Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.
(El Dorado Times ~ November 25, 1981)
THOMAS, RAYMOND A.
R. A. THOMAS SUCCUMBS AT 83
Raymond A. Thomas, 83, of 907 N. Taylor, died Friday evening at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday in the Kirby-Morris Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sunset Lawns Cemetery.
Mr. Thomas was born Sept. 21, 1898 in Mount Vernon, Iowa, the oldest son of DeMott and Carolina (Farnham) Thomas. He came to Anderson County, Kansas, with his family in 1906. On Nov. 18, 1917 he was married in Garnett to Dolly Jackson. In 1917 he came to El Dorado and worked for many than 40 years for Skelly refinery, retiring in 1963. He was a member of the O.C.A.W. local union, the Skelly-Getty Retirees Club and attended the First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Dolly, of the home; one son, Wilmer Thomas, Douglass; one daughter, Mrs. Norma Jean Bare, Wichita; three brothers, Ralph of Stillwell, Okla., Clifford of Iola, and Loren of Colorado Springs; one sister, Mrs. Helen Foltz of Bartlesville, Okla.; three granddaughters; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant son, his parents and one sister.
A memorial has been established with the First United Methodist Church.
(El Dorado Times ~ December 19, 1981)
FATHER DIES IN EL DORADO
Raymond Thomas, 83, El Dorado, father of Wilmer Thomas of Douglass, died Friday at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital.
His service was at 3 p.m. today at the Kirby-Morris Funeral Home. Rev. Harold Kieler officiated and burial was at Sunset Lawns Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the First United Methodist Church in El Dorado.
He was born Sept. 21, 1898 in Mount Vernon, Iowa to DeMott and Carolina Farnham Thomas.
He married Violet Dolly Jackson Nov. 18, 1917 in Garnett. She survives.
He was a retired Getty Refinery employee.
Other survivors include a duaghter, Norma Jean Bare of Wichita; brothers, Ralph Thomas of Stillwell, Okla., Clifford Thomas of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister, Helen Foltz of Bartlesville, Okla.; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
(El Dorado Times ~ December 21, 1981)
THOMPSON, CECIL O.
TOWANDA RESIDENT DIES
Cecil O. Thompson, 72, Towanda, died Saturday at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Towanda United Methodist Church of Christ. Burial will follow in Walnut Valley Memorial Park cemetery, El Dorado.
He was born April 22, 1909 in Wichita, the son of Amos R. and Emma Wagner Thompson. On April 28, 1961 he was married to Lora Mae Reed in Salina. He had lived in the Towanda area since 1961, coming from Wichita. He retired as an inspector for Cessna Aircraft.
Since his retirement he has been an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of the Towanda United Methodist Church of Christ and the National Rifleman Association.
Survivors include his wife, Lora Mae, of the home; three sons, Rex Thompson, Towanda, Richard Taylor, Augusta, and Raymond Taylor, El Dorado; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Gerald, and one brother, Clifford.
Kirby-Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(El Dorado Times ~ September 21, 1981)
Services were held Tueday in the Towanda United Methodist Church of Christ for Cecil O. Thompson, 72, of Towanda. Burial was in Walnut Valley Memorial Park. He died Sept. 19.
The Rev. Duane K. Harms officiated at the services. Mary VanArsdale sang "How Great Thou Art" and "Blessed Assurance." Connie Williams accompanied on the organ.
Casket bearers were Todd Reed, Gene Weins, Mike Dixon, Dean Claycamp, Mike Mullennax and Denny Kirkpatrick.
Honorary bearers were Junior Balch, Grandville Stuber, Don Varner, Ray Clark, A. W. Ralston and Red Cornett.
The Kirby-Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(El Dorado Times ~ September 23, 1981)
HAROLD VAUGHN, 66, DIES IN CALIFORNIA
Funeral services are pending for Harold L. Vaughn, 66, Palm Springs, Calif. He died in a fire at his home March 9.
He was born April 27, 1913 at Aroya, Colo., the son of P. H. Vaughn and Alice Feasel Vaughn. He was an insurance salesman.
He lived in Palm Springs, Calif., four years after the death of his wife Lucille Sluss Vaughn. Previous to that he lived in Wichita. He served in the Air Force during World War II.
Survivors include: two brothers, William H. Vaughn, Hazelton, Idaho, and R. J. Vaughn, Wichita; a sister, Mrs. Harriette Whiteman, Eureka.
Memorial services will be announced later by Dietz-Carlson Funeral Home.
(El Dorado Times ~ March 11, 1980)
WELL-KNOWN COUNTIAN, JIM VESTRING, DIES
Jim Vestring, 57, a well-known Butler County rancher and banker, died Saturday at Wesley Medical Center at Wichita. He was a one-time candidate for governor.
Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Johns Catholic Church, El Dorado, with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Burns.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Dietz-Carlson Funeral Home. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Born Aug. 7, 1922 at Burns, he was the son of Louis F. and Marie Kretchmar Vestring. He had lived for the last three years at 16127 E. 21st, Wichita with his wife, Scip, whom he married Feb. 14, 1975 at St. Paul, Minn.
Vestring ran for the state's top post in 1978. He left the campaign after about three months to recuperate from bladder cancer.
He graduated from Kansas State University in 1950 with a degree in Agriculture Economics. He was a member of St. Johns Catholic Church and had served as a member of the President's Committee for Empoloyment of the Handicapped.
He was also a member of the Burns school board for nine year and the Kansas Livestock Association and Birdwell's Preservation of Kansas Grasslands. In 1973 he represented former Gov. Robert Docking on a goodwill mission to Paraguay. He also received several county awards for soil conservation efforts.
Besides his widow, other survivors include: two daughters, Cathy LaForge, El Dorado, and Terri Vestring, Wichita; a step-daughter, Cheri Schumiester, Edina, Minn., a brother, Robert Vestring, El Dorado, and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Randall, who died in 1969, and a brother, Jack.
A memorial has been established with Stehlin Foundation for Cancer Reserach in Houston, Texas. These may be left at Dietz-Carlson Funeral Home.
(El Dorado Times ~ March 24, 1980)
VAN WINKLE, DORA
DORA VAN WINKLE, EL DORADO, DIES
Dora Van Winkle, 97, El Dorado, died Saturday morning at the Mid-America Nursing Center.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Kirby-Morris Funeral Home.
(El Dorado Times ~ May 24, 1980)
VICE SERVICES SET
Services for Mary Vice, 90, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Dietz-Carlson Colonial Chapel. Burial will follow in Sunset Lawns Cemetery. She died Wednesday morning at Mid-America Nursing Center.
She was born Oct. 5, 1890 at Grove, Okla., the daughter of Richard and Hester Bensley Hartshorn. She married James Vice on March 24, 1906 at Delaware County, Okla., and they came to the El Dorado area about 50 years ago. Her husband preceded her in death on May 21, 1964. She was a member of the Methodist Church, the Grandmother's Club and the V.F.W. Auxiliary.
Survivors include a daughter, Blanche Burnett, Cottonwood, Ariz.; five grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, three daughters, one grandson and one great-grandson.
A memorial has been established with the National Arthritis Association. Contributions may be sent to the Dietz-Carlson Funeral Home.
(El Dorado Times ~ October 30, 1980)
MATTIE ULLUM RITES SATURDAY
Services for Mattie M. Ullum, 98, formerly of El Dorado, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Kirby-Morris Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Sunset Lawns Cemetery. She died Tuesday evening at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.
Mrs. Ullum was born May 18, 1883 in Potwin, the daughter of Joseph and Hariet (Thayer) Mead. On Sept. 22, 1900, she was married to Rall "Ralph" Ullum, in El Dorado. He died Sept. 2, 1965. She had lived in the El Dorado area since 1937. She was a homemaker and a member of the Temple Baptist Church.
Survivors include her son, Ralph Ullum, of Richmond, Calif., five daughters, Ivine Ford, Gladys Stites and Florence Potts, all of Wichita, Virginia McClurg of El Dorado and Hattie Long of Burns; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one son, one daughter and several brothers and sisters.
(El Dorado Times ~ December 24, 1981)
PRUITT, FRED E.
FRED E. PRUITT DIES AT NURSING CENTER
Fred E. Pruitt, 76, of 1301 West Olive, died Tuesday morning at Mid-America Nursing Center.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Kirby-Morris Funeral Home Chapel with burial at 2 p.m. Friday at the Graceland Cemetery at Lyons.
Mr. Pruitt was born Aug. 28, 1901, near Fredonia, the son of Edgar and Nancy Emma Bethard Pruitt. On. Aug. 28, 1920, he married Edith Lahar at Fredonia and they moved to El Dorado in 1970. Prior to that time he had lived around Eureka and Severy, where he farmed until his retirement. He was a member of the Temple Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Bill (Charlotte) Peck of 921 South Topeka; a son, LeRoy of Lawton, Okla.; a sister, Mrs. Joe Thurman of Chanute; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, three sisters, and two brothers.
(El Dorado Times ~ February 28, 1978)
PALMER, SAMUEL E.
Services for Samuel E. Palmer, 61, of 503 North Gordy, who died Dec. 30, were held Tuesday afternoon at the Kirby-Morris Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Sunset Lawns Cemetery.
The Rev. W. Frank Aten officiated and Evelyn Hanks was the organist.
Casket bearers were Vernon Hendrix, Tommy Hendrix, Ernest Sifford, Glenn G. Storrer, Glen Stangle and Ed Wilson.
Graveside services were conducted by Post No. 1174 of The Veterans of Foreign Wars. Flagfolders were John F. Johnson and Dick Russum.
(El Dorado Times ~ Wednesday ~ January 4, 1978)
PRIEST, FLORENCE E.
Services for Florence E. Priest, 80, of Towanda, who died Feb. 3, were held Tuesday afternoon at the Kirby-Morris Funeral Home Chapel with burial in theTowanda Cemetery.
The Rev. Phillip Wood officiated. Mrs. Amos B. Marsh was the organist, John Schaak was the vocalist and the songs were "The Holy City" and "The Lord's Prayer."
Casket bearers were Loren Hinnenkamp, Sgt. Terry Smith, Allen Robinson, Robert Miller, Arnold Germann and Ted Corbin./
(El Dorado Times ~ February 8, 1978)
POLLARD, VIOLET L.
SERVICES SET FOR VIOLET L. POLLARD
Services for Mrs. Violet L. Pollard, 72, of 421 South Atchison, who died Thursday evening at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Dietz-Carlson Colonial Chapel with burial in Sunset Lawns Cemetery.
Mrs. Pollard was born July 26, 1905, at Quincy, the daughter of William and Nellie Lucas Beckley. She had lived in El Dorado since 1957, moving here from Great Bend. She was a member of the First Christian Church, the Altura Club, the Corner Stone Sunday School Class, the church circle and the Gold Age Club.
On May 23, 1926, she married Fred. E. Pollard at Emporia and he died Oct. 9, 1971.
Survivors include a son, William of 503 South Atchison; a brother, Carl Beckley, and a sister, Mrs. Faye Brust, both of El Dorado, and four grandchildren, Traci, Robbie, Toni and Audra Pollard.
(El Dorado Times ~ February 25, 1978)
PLUMMER, MYRTLE M.
Services for Myrtle M. Plummer, 86, of 512 Houser, who died Jan. 17, were held Friday at the Kirby-Morris Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Sunset Lawns Cemetery.
The Rev. Donald D. McCracken, pastof of the First Baptist Church, officiated. Mrs. H. W. Bullerdiek was the organist, John C. Shaak was the vocalist and songs were "Beyond the Sunset" and "Sweet Bye and Bye."
Casket bearers were Lee Maloney, Harry Kennedy, Billy R. Thompson, Edgar Kennedy, Floyd Britting and Alfred E. Calhoon.
(El Dorado Times ~ January 23, 1978)
OGDEN, ESTHER A.
Services for Esther A. Ogden, 219 Cave Springs, were held Friday afternoon at the Dietz-Carlson Colonial Chapel with burial in Belle Vista Cemetery. She died June 6.
The Rev. C. M. Nutter and the Rev. Harold Kieler, of the First United Methodist Church, officiated. Mrs. Amos B. Marsh played the prelude and the postlude at the organ and Mrs. James D. Allen sang "How Great Thou Art" and "Whispering Hope."
Casket bearers were Arthur Sibley, David Laird, Virgil Gooding, Virgil Grange, Robert West and Richard Call.
Members of the Bluestem Art Club attended as a group.
(El Dorado Times ~ June 10, 1978)
Pat Pendergrass, 81, of 605 South Atchison, died Thursday morning June 22, at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kirby-Morris Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Blankinship Cemetery.
Mr. Pendergrass was born Aug. 10, 1896, at Wetmore, the son of Patrick H. and Bertha Porter Pendergrass. He married Verda M. Mayhew on Dec. 26, 1936, at Russell. He had lived in the Butler County area most of his life and was a retired pipefitter and veteran of World War I.
Memberships included Joppa Masonic Lodge No. 223, A.F. & A.M. in Leon, the Steamfitters and Pipefitters Union Local No. 171 and the Veterans of WWI Barracks.
Survivors include his wife the home; a son, Max of Concordia; two brothers, Harold J. of 318 West Carr and Merle of Longview, Texas; two grandchildren, Brian and Lisa Pendergrass of Concordia.
He was preceded in death by a sister and three brothers, two or whom died in infancy.
A memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society. Contributions may be left at the Kirby-Morris Funeral Home or with Mrs. Kenneth Fisher, 611 West Ash.
(El Dorado Times ~ June 28, 1978)
Hazel Parsons, 65, died Saturday at Long Beach, Calif.
Graveside servies will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant Center Cemetery near Burns.
Mrs. Parsons was born Oct. 8, 1912, near Potwin, the daughter of Ralph and Mattie Meade Ullum. On Dec. 30, 1929, she was married to Benjamin Harris Parsons in Wichita and he died April 24, 1960. She had lived in California until 1941, and prior to that she had lived in the Burns and Potwin areas.
Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Mattie Ullum of Wichita; two daughters, Mrs. Patricia Sivers of Broomfield, Colo., and Mrs. Karen Blitzer of Rowland Heights, Calif., a brother, Ralph Ullum of Richmond, Calif.; five sisters, Mrs. Irene Ford, Mrs. Gladys Stites and Mrs. Florence Potts, all of Wichita, Mrs. Hattie Long of Burns and Mrs. Virginia McClurg of 1115 South Summit, and nine grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her father and one brother.
Kirby-Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(El Dorado Times ~ date unknown)
INFANT SON DIES
Nainesh Patel, 5-1/2 month-old son of Kiran and Devyani Patel, 1111 East Central, died Thursday afternoon.
Services were held today at the Dietz-Carlson Colonial Chapel with burial in Sunset Lawns Cemetery.
Also surviving besides the parents are grandparents Mr. and Mrs. A. Babubhai of India.
(El Dorado Times ~ March 23, 1979)
POWELL, EMILY E.
FORMER RESIDENT DIES IN OKLAHOMA
Emily E. Powell, 72, retired school teacher and former resident of El Dorado, died Sunday at Tulsa, Okla.
Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Belle Vista Cemetery. Dietz-Carlson Funeral home is handling the local arrangements.
(El Dorado Times ~ May 7, 1979)
PEACOCK, LAURANCE A.
LAURANCE PEACOCK DIES AT HOSPITAL
Laurance A. Peacock, 81, of 208 North Orchard, died Friday evening at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Dietz-Carlson Colonial Chapel with burial in Walnut Valley Memorial Park.
Mr. Peacock was born July 18, 1898, in Oklahoma, the son of Henry C. and Eva Grove Peacock. He worked for Cities Service Oil Company as a pumper until retiring about 30 years ago. He married Vena Hawkins, Aug, 5, 1921, at Medford, Okla., and she died March 18, 1975. He had made his home in El Dorado since 1954, moving here from Hamilton. He had also lived in Madison previously. He was a member of the Madison Methodist Church while living there and of the Cities Service Retirees and the Golden Age Club.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Becker of Eureka, Mrs. Phena Mae Benton of Emporia and Mrs. Evadell Burden of Wichita; a brother, Verne Peacock of Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister, Lillian Young of Grand Junction, Colo.; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his parent and a brother who died in infancy.
A memorial has been established at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital. Contributions may be sent to the hospital or to the Dietz-Carlson Funeral Home, where friends may call.
(El Dorado Times ~ October 6, 1979)
PIERCE, FRED W.
FRED W. PIERCE, 91, DIES AT HOSPITAL
Fred W. Pierce, 91, of 1115 Clark, formerly of Towanda, died Monday morning at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Dietz-Carlson Colonial Chapel with burial in the Towanda Cemetery.
Mr. Pierce was born Oct. 4, 1888, at El Dorado, the son of George and Cora Valentine Pierce. He was a farmer and moved to Oklahoma in 1892 and returned to Kansas in 1927. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Towanda.
He married Florence Varner March 18, 1917, at Towanda.
Survivors include his wife of the home; a son, Mariner of Sedgwick; a daughter, Cora Vivian Pierce of the home; four sisters, Ora Hixson of Grant Pass, Ore., Eunice Varner of Towanda, Ethel Wistrom of Wakima, Wash., and Alice Wilson of Vancouver, Wash.; three grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by hi parents, two sisters and a grandchild.
The family suggests memorials to the Heart Fund.
(El Dorado Times ~ November 13, 1979)
WOODWARD, HAZEL PAULINE
SERVICES SCHEDULED FOR H. PAULINE WOODWARD
Hazel Pauline Woodward, 79, retired attorney, died Tuesday in Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Trinity Episcopal Church. Burial will follow in Sunset Lawns Cemetery.
Mrs. Woodward was born Sept. 28, 1901 in Logan Township, southwest of Leon, the daughter of John C. Getter and Clara Ann Denny. She graduated from Leon High School in 1918 and then attended school at Southwestern College an the University of Kansas, where she received her law degree in 1923.
On Nov. 23, 1921 she married Richard C. Woodward in Lawrence, Kan. He died in August 1980.
During her career as an attorney, she served as assistant and acting city attorney in El Dorado. In 1973 she was honored by the Kansas Bar Association as the first woman in Kansas to practice law for 50 years. Beginning in 1935, she worked with her husband at the firm of Woodward and Woodward.
She also was past president of the Butler County Bar Association, was listed in the first edition of the Who's Who In American Women, a past regent of the Susannah French Putney Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and former librarian of the Kansas Society of the DAR. She was also instrumental in researching for the applications of many of the members of the local chapter. She was also a member of the Pennsylvania-German Dutch Society, the National Genealogical Society, and the DAR director of the Butler County Historical Society, Kansas Bar Association, Butler County Bar Association, Phy Alpha Delta Legal fraternity, Alph Gamma Delta Sorority and the Trinity Episcopal Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Margaret L. Anthony, Denver, Colo.; a sister, Irene Hill, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; three grandchildren, Richard King, and Mary M. Richter, both of El Dorado and Hans B. Richter.
A memorial has been established with the Butler County Community College Endowment Association.
Contributions may be left at the Kirby-Morris Funeral HOme or at the college.
Friends may call at the funeral home until noon Friday.
Kirby-Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(El Dorado Times ~ February 5, 1981)
WILLIAMSON, JOHN W.
JOHN W. WILLIAMSON, 51, DIES
John W. Williamson, 51, 217 N. Summit, died Thursday evening at Susan B. Allen Memorial hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Carlson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Sunset Lawns Cemetery.
He was born June 22, 1929 at Stark, Kan., the son of Lee and Lois Stanley Williamson. He worked for Blackburn, Inc., and had lived in El Dorado for the past six years, moving here from independence, Mo. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Stark, kan. He married Lucille Haskins Davidson on June 22, 1962 in El Dorado.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille, of the home; six sons, Dennis Davidson, Independence, Mo., Dale Williamson, Manhattan, Lon Davidson and Bill Williamson, both of El Dorado, Dean Williamson, Augusta, and David Williamson, of the home; three daughters, Eloise Reeves, Rose Hill, and Elaine and Leanna Williamson, both of the home; his mother, Mrs. Lois Williamson, El Dorado; a brother, Paul, Kansas City, Mo.; and 14 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Memorials have been established with the American Heart Association and the Butler County Ambulance service. Contributions may be left at the Carlson Funeral HOme, where friends may call.
(El Dorado Times ~ February 27, 1981)
WISLEY, JOHN K.
Services for John K. Wisley, 87, 642 Marmaton Road, have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday in the Kirby-Morris Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Sunset Lawns Cemetery. He died Wednesday.
He was born Jan. 3, 1894 in Caney, Kan., the son of G. A. and Clara Wisley Sr. He spent his younger years in Pawnee, Okla., returning to near Rosalia in 1915, when he became a rancher and farmer. He retired in 1979 and came to the El Dorado area to live.
He was a veteran of World War I and was a member of the Farm Bureau. In 1952 he was married to Clara Gardner in Blackwell, Okla.
Survivors include his wife, Clara, of the home; one step daughter, Janis Gardner, Denver, Colo.; one brother, Jim, Oklahoma City, Okla.; and three sisters, whose names were not available.
He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and two sisters.
(El Dorado Times ~ August 13, 1981)
PENNY, OTTO HENRY
Otto Henry Penny, 69, 612 West Locust, died at his home early this morning following a short illness.
He was born March 24, 1883 at Breslau, Germany. He received his education there came to the United States in 1903 and worked for an importing company in New York City. After serving in World War I, he became a civil engineer and worked in New Zealand until 1927 when he became associated with the Laughlin-Simmons company. He was with the latter company for 21 years.
Mr. Penny was married to Catherine Schmidt Aug. 5, 1929 in El Dorado. She is the only survivor. He had lived in El Dorado since 1948 coming here from Wichita where he had lived since 1927. He had lived a short time in Tulsa.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Kirby Funeral Home. Father Irvin Lampe of St. John’s Catholic Church will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at Augusta. (El Dorado Times, November 8, 1952)
Rites Are Held for Mrs. Lillie Taylor
Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Taylor, 84, 924 West Locust, who died at her home last Wednesday were conducted Saturday at the First Methodist Church of Weir. Rev. G. m. Pierce, pastor, officiated.
Mrs. Ted Fudge sang “In the Garden” and “God Will Take Care of You.” She was accompanied by Miss Winnie Dodson.
Pallbearers were Mrs. Julia White, Mrs. Mildred Theis, Mrs. Cecil Gamble, Mrs. Sylvia Wesby and Mrs. Agnes Cramer.
Burial was in the Hosey Hill Cemetery at Weir. The Kirby Funeral Home was in charge. (El Dorado Times, Monday, November 10, 1952)
BROTTON, HUGH E.
Hugh E. Brotton, 56, Douglass, an engineering analyst for Boeing of Wichita, died Wednesday at the St. Joseph Medical center in Wichita.
Funeral services will be 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at the Douglass First Christian Church. Rev. Paul Calkin will officiate and burial will be in the Douglass Cemetery.
Memorials have been established with the Douglass First Christian Church building fund and the School of the Ozarks at Branson, Mo.
The Hilyard-Smith is in charge of arrangements.
Brotton was born March 5, 1923 at Bluff City, as a son of Clarence and Lucina Crossman Brotton.
He married the former Mabel Post on Sept. 9, 1944 at Columbia, S. C.
Brotton served with the army during World War II and he was a former member of the Unified School District 396 Board of Education at Douglass.
In 1977, he led a successful one man campaign to do away with a state tax in propane tanks.
He was a president of the Butler County Special Education program and a member of the Douglass Christian Church.
Brotton loved to work with children and during his life had served as a football basketball official as well as a commissioner of the South Central Kansas League. As commissioner he assigned officials to the various athletic events and personally worked games in the Seven Star League.
The Brottons moved to Douglass from Wichita about 11 years ago.
In addition to his wife, Mrs. Brotton leaves a daughter, Mrs. Janet Clasen of Douglass, his father, Clarence Brotton Sr., of Bluff City, two brothers, Hubert and Clarence Brotton Jr., both of Seattle, Wash., a sister, Mrs. Sarah Hendee of Everett, Wash., and one grandson. (Douglass Tribune, October 12, 1979)
COLGIN, EDWIN A.
Edwin A. Colgin, 84, Haysville, died at his home Sunday.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Haysville Church of the Nazarene, Rev. J. C. Andrews and Rev. Kenneth Nelson will officiate and burial will be in the Douglass Cemetery.
He was born May 29, 1894 in Pueblo, Colo., to Daniel and Mary Colgin. He married Ruth Alger, a Douglass woman, June 15, 1940 in Wicihta.
Colgin was a retired laborer.
He was also a member of the Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Colgin of the home, a son, Harold Colgin, Guymon, Okla., daughter, Evelyn Watson, Livonia, Mo., three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The Hilyard Smith Funeral Home of Douglass is in charge of arrangements. (Douglass Tribune, October 31, 1978)
COOLEY, THOMAS W.
Thomas W. Cooley, 11, Douglass, died yesterday at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
Services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the First United Methodist Church. Douglass. Rev. Paul Calkin will officiate and burial will be in the Douglass Cemetery.
Cooley was born Aug. 18, 1966 in Wichita, a son of Bill and Norma Wolf Cooley. He was a fifth grade student at the Douglass Elementary School.
Other survivors include sisters, Mrs. Christy Wesbrooks, Route 1, Mrs. Connie Mitchell, Douglass, Jenny Cooley of the home; grandparents, Mrs. Lucy Cooley and Mr. and Mrs. George Wolf all of Douglass.
A memorial has been established with the First Christian Church, Douglass. (Augusta Gazette, June 5, 1978)
FOX, CHARLES E.
Charles e. Fox, 83, of Douglass, a retired agent for Standard Oil Company, died Tuesday.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Douglass Cemetery.
Survivors are a son, Celestine of Wichita, two daughters, Mrs. Ferrol Koppock of Cherokee, Okla., and Mrs. Phyllis Meredith of Iola, two brothers, William of Burden and L. C. of El Dorado and a sister Mrs. Margaret Kopp of El Dorado.
Hilyard Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (El Dorado Times, January 24, 1979)
GRAVES, ORIE W.
Graveside services for Orie W. Graves, 81, of Douglass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Douglass Cemetery.
Graves died Aug. 26 in Apache Junction, Ariz., where he and his wife Inez were vacationing. He was a lifelong resident of Douglass and a retired farmer and Cessna Aircraft employee.
Survivors include brothers, W. D. Graves, Douglass and Frank Graves, Parsons a sister, Alva Chauncey, Chanute and one grandson, Robert Graves, Wichita. (Douglass Tribune, August 31, 1978)
HOCK, PAUL E.
Paul E. Hock, 70, Douglass, died Thursday at the William Newton Memorial Hospital in Winfield.
Services will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the First Baptist Church in Douglass. Rev. Randy Drake will officiate and burial will be in the Douglass Cemetery.
He was born July 24, 1909 at Milan as a son of Oliver and Elvie Hock.
On April 9, 1936, he married the former Veda McClain in a ceremony at Arkansas City. She survives.
Hock was a member of Douglass Masonic Lodge 151.
He was a retired welder of Beech Aircraft and had made his home in Douglass the past 18 years.
Other survivors include a son, Jimmy of Del City, Okla., a daughter Janice stockbouer of Gretna, La., seven brothers, Jess of Winfield, Glen of Wichita, Vernie of Caldwell, Vinton of Topeka, Marion of Dawson, Texas, and Tim of Blackwell, Okla., and eight grandchildren.
The Hilyard Smith Funeral Home at Douglass is in charge of arrangements. (Douglass Tribune, August 31, 1979)
Donald McBee, 38, died January 26, 1978. He was owner of McBee Lumber Co., of Douglass and had been in the lumber business the past six years. He and his wife Shirley, and their sons, Russ, Gregg and Brad operated a lumber yard on Third street in Douglass.
Don had worked as an off-shore driller along the coast of Africa and the Gulf of Mexico for five years before moving back to Douglass about seven years ago.
He was a member of the Douglass City Council, the Douglass Chamber of Commerce and the Church of Christ. He was a sponsor of the Babe Ruth Baseball team in Douglass and active in all sports with his sons.
He was born April 23, 1939 in Hiwasse, Ark. His parents later moved to Douglass. He attended Douglass High School and met his wife, Shirley Caser, while there. He graduated in 1957.
Other survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert McBee, Newton, Mo., sisters, Mrs. Elva Conde, Douglass and Mrs. Dorothy Venable, Springfield, Mo., and brothers Jim McBee, Douglass and Bob McBee of Lamar, Mo.
Services were held January 28 in the Douglass Church of Christ with Dalton Key officiating. Interment in Douglass Cemetery. Bearers were Dave Moore, Alan Bloom, Bill Stafford, Joe Newton, Rex Pedroja and Keith Marcum. Hilyard Smith Funeral Home was in charge. (Douglass Tribune, February 1, 1978)
McKINLEY, JAMES HAROLD
Services will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Hilyard Smith Funeral Home, Douglass, for James Harold McKinley, 82, who died yesterday at the Veteran’s Hospital, Wichita.
Rev. Paul Calkin of the Douglass First Christian Church will officiate and burial will be in the Douglass cemetery.
McKinley was a retired farmer and truck driver.
He was born Aug. 27, 1895 in Quincy, Ill., to James and Lizzie McKinley. He married Maude Piper, Oct. 1, 1919 in Oklahoma City. He was a veteran of World War I.
Nieces and nephews survive. (Douglass Tribune, April 27, 1978)
NICHOLS, WANDA A.
Wanda A. Nichols, 60, Rock, died Tuesday at the William Newton Memorial Hospital in Winfield.
Funeral services were held at the Hilyard smith Funeral home in Douglass at 2 o’clock this afternoon. Rev. Paul Calkin officiated and burial was in the Douglass Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Tom; two sons, Gerald of Cambridge and Darrel of Rock; a daughter, Audrey of Liberal; a brother, Roland Silvers of Sacramento, Calif., and eight grandchildren.
Her daughter in law Mrs. Darrel (Jeanette) Nichols, is caretaker of the Douglass Historical Musuem.
She was born Feb. 8, 1918 in Cedar Falls, Ia. She married Tom Nichols in 1939 at Pawhuska, Okla. (Douglass Tribune, February 1, 1979)
PETERSON, WAYLAND S. “PETE”
Wayland S. “Pete” Peterson, 36, of 3120 S. Fern, Wichita, died March 15, in a Wichita hospital. His wife, Kay Metheny is of Douglass.
Services were held March 18 in the First Christian Church. Rev. Paul Calkin officiated. He was buried in Douglass Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife; son, Brian, daughter, Debra, all of the home; father M. C. Peterson of Texas, mother Mrs. Adeline Peterson of Wichita, brother, Stuart of Texas, sister, Mrs. Sidney Douglass of Wichita. (Butler County News, March 29, 1978)
RADCLIFF, ELMO L.
Elmo L. Radcliff, 72, Wichita father of Lila Flippo of Douglass, died yesterday at his home.
Services will be 10 o’clock tomorrow morning at the Hilyard Smith Funeral Home in Douglass with Rev. Randy Drake officiating. Burial will be in the Douglass cemetery.
He was born Jan. 5, 1907 in Oklahoma as a son of George and Beulah Radcliff.
On July 23, 1930 he married the former Emily Crusinberry in a ceremony at Beaver, Okla. She also survives.
Radcliff was a retired welder for Truck Hoist Industries of Wichita.
In addition to his wife and daughter, he leaves three sons, John of Wichita, Joe of Redwood City, Calif., and Clyde of Universal City, Texas, another daughter, Lora Cockrum of Gainesville, Mo., a brother, Carl Radcliff of Forgan, Okla., four sisters, Gladys Foreman of Scammon, Grace Middleswart of Ellinwood, Bernice Andrew of Forgan, Okla. And Georgellen Bell of Enid, Okla., and 12 grandchildren. (Douglass Tribune, July 17, 1979)
STONE, JOSEPH HARRISON “HARRY”
Joseph Harrison “Harry” Stone, long time resident of the Douglass community, died at Wesley Hospital in Wichita December 1, 197 following a three week illness resulting from complications after surgery.
Harry was born December 15, 1889 to Henry Elizabeth Lovelady and Frances Lafayette Stone who was a Richland Township farmer and one-time Butler County Commissioner. Harry was orphaned, along with his younger brother, Walter, when the two were around 8 and 6 years, respectively. As a young man, Harry lived with the McDouglas family southwest of Augusta, Kansas, and at Rock, Kansas. He threshed headed wheat in Central Kansas during his young manhood in the days of the header and the steam engine.
Bessie Fern Williams, and Harry were married at Winfield, Kansas, October 25, 1911. To them were born three children: Wilbur of Overland Park, Kansas; Gida Perisho of Douglass; and Mildred Lill (deceased). Harry and Fern farmed for many years west of Douglass; and for a number of years before his retirement in 1955, they served the Rose Hill community as Standard Oil Company Agent. They moved from the farm to Douglass in September 1977.
Harry drove a school bus for the Richland School a few years. He was a member of the Douglass Christian Church for some 60 years where he served as deacon, elder, Sunday School teacher and official board member for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Fern, one son, Wilbur; one daughter, Gida; five grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Services were conducted by the Rev. Coin Rees and the Rev. Palu Calkin at the Douglass Christian Church December 3, 1977. Mrs. J. C. Seal was organist and recorded selections by her mother. Casket bearers (sons of former neighbors) were Jack Carl, Raymond Knoll, Louis March, Cleo Randall, Donald Phillips, and a cousin Ober Lichlyter. Hilyard Smith Funeral Home had charge. (Douglas Tribune, December 8, 1977)
A RESIDENT OF ROSALIA FOUND DEAD IN HOME
Body of N. R. Blickenstaff is Discovered by G. G. Liggett This Afternoon
Mystery surrounded the death today of N. R. Blickenstaff a resident of the Rosalia Community who was found lying in a pool of blood on the kitchen floor at his farm home a mile and a half north and a mile east of Rosalia shortly after noon.
A neighbor G. G. Liggett who lives a mile and a half west of the dead man’s farm called at Blickenstaff’s home at that time to give him some information regarding a cow. He went to the back door and looking in saw the body lying on the floor with blood spattered about.
Mr. Liggett did not stop to investigate but returned to his home immediately where he called Sheriff Lark Snodgrass and Dr. G. E. Kassebaum and Tom Turner, a deputy sheriff, left immediately for the scene of the tragedy. Mr. Liggett told authorities over the telephone that he did not notice a weapon of any sort lying about so was unable to form a conclusion as to whether it was murder or suicide. The dead man was a bachelor and lived by himself on his farm. (The El Dorado Times, February 13, 1934, front page, transcribed by Peggy Thompson)
NOAH D. BLICKENSTAFF TOOK LIFE BY SHOOTING HIMSELF IN THE HEAD WITH SHOTGUN
Noah D. Blickenstaff whose body was found at his farm home northeast of Rosalia early yesterday afternoon met his death by committing suicide. Dr. G. E. Kassebaum county coroner, said this morning.
Dr. Kassebaum, who with Tom Turner, deputy sheriff went to the scene of the tragedy yesterday afternoon stated that it was apparently a clear case of suicide with a shotgun being used as the weapon. He said the man had probably been dead nearly 24 hours when the body was found.
The tragedy was discovered by G. G. Liggett, a neighbor of Blickenstaff when he called at the latter’s home shortly after noon and found the body lying on the kitchen floor in a pool of blood. At the time it was not known how the Rosalia man had met his death as Mr. Liggett did not stop to investigate but immediately notified the authorities.
Shot in the Head
Examination revealed that Blickenstaff had shot himself in the right side of the head with a shotgun which was found lying near the body. Neighbors could offer no explanation of the man’s act as they said he apparently had been in good health and spirits. He lived by himself on the farm but had several relatives residing at Rosalia and El Dorado.
The body was brought to El Dorado where the Alderson-Arnold Funeral Home is in charge. Funeral services will be held at the Methodist Church at Rosalia, tomorrow afternoon at 2:30.
Mr. Blickenstaff was born near Salem, Mass. On October 9, 1870 and was married to Miss Hattie Barnes in 1894. He came to Butler County when a young man and had resided in the Rosalia Community for 45 years. The Rosalia man was a member of the Adventist Church.
Surviving are three children, Clarence Blickenstaff and Mrs. Viola Fullen both of El Dorado and Louis Blickenstaff of Newton; four brothers, John of Rosalia, Bert, of Seibert, Colo., Ernest of Red Wing, Colo., and Alva Blickenstaff of North Platte, Nebr., four sisters, Mrs. Lydia Wagner of Red Cloud, Nebr. Mrs. Anna Cripe, of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Susie Nelson of El Dorado and Mrs. Ora Holfhell, of Rosalia and two grandchildren. (El Dorado Times, Wednesday, February 14, 1934, transcribed by Peggy Thompson)
GEORGE ELMER TULL OF LEON DIES SUDDENLY FROM HEART ATTACK LATE MONDAY
Another sudden death occurred at Leon yesterday afternoon when George Elmer Tull, aged 47 years, died from a heart attack while attending a corn hog meeting at the High School Building there.
Mr. Tull had ascended three flights of stairs and at the top dropped to the floor. Aid was summoned immediately but he was dead when a physician arrived. The Leon man was a bachelor and had suffered with heart trouble practically all his life. He lived with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Tull, on a farm three miles south west of Leon. The dead man was born September 4, 1887 at Leon.
Funeral services will be held at the Methodist Church there tomorrow afternoon at 2:30. The Dunsford Funeral Home at Augusta is in charge. (El Dorado Times, February 13, 1934, front page)
Funeral services for William Baine who died Saturday evening at his home, 1202 Orient street were held this afternoon at the Byrd Funeral Home. The pallbearers were : Lee Cooper, Robert Baine, Chester Barnes, Merle Karnaban, Jim Wine, and Henry Dallke. Burial was made at the West Cemetery. (El Dorado Times, August 25, 1930)
RUSH, A. J. MRS.
Rush Funeral Held Monday – Funeral services for Mrs. A. J. Rush who died at her home here Saturday were held at the Byrd Funeral Home yesterday afternoon with Rev. Fred W. Condit pastor of the Christian Church officiating. A large group of friends and relatives attended.
A duet, composed of Mrs. Edna Burkholder and Mrs. I. H. Ferguson, sang “Sometime We’ll Understand,” “No Night There,” and “Jesus, Saviour, Pilot me.” Pallbearers were members of the Odd Fellows Lodge here and were: F. Cook, Clarence Olin, Wallace Cameron, H. B. Weidman, Chauncey Wilcox and Roy Spedchly. Honorary pallbearers were members of Friendship Rebekah Lodge. They consisted of the following: Mrs. Florence Beckett, Mrs. Laura Young, Mrs. Hattie Olin, Mrs. Cornelia Francis and Mrs. Flora Stewart. Members of the Rebekah Lodge here and the Royal Neighbors and the Security Benefit Association attended the services in a body. Interment was made in West Cemetery. (El Dorado Times, February 12, 1934)
BARE, FLOYD CLAYTON
Floyd Clayton Bare was born near Douglass on September 20, 1894 to Arthur M. and Bertha Sally Bare. He died in Billings, Montana on Feb. 15, 1975 at the age of 80.
He was married to Mary Ann Watson, September 10, 1925. To this union two daughters were born, Barbara Ann Weathered of Browning, Montana and Miss Pat bare of Billings, Montana.
Floyd lived for many years in the Douglass and Augusta Communities, but had lived in Browning, Montana for more than 20 years.
Surviving are the two daughters, a brother Paul C. Bare and a sister Miss Marjorie Bare both of Douglass. His wife preceeded him in death Nov. 13, 1968.
Services will be at the Browning United Methodist Church, Thursday at 2 p.m. (Douglas Tribune, February 20, 1975)
DOWNS, LOTTIE REXROAD (MRS. THOMAS J.)
Mrs. Lottie Rexroad (Mrs. Thomas J.) Downs, 87, of Minneloa, Kansas, died Saturday.
Survivors include two sons, Ralph Terry, Baker, Ore., and Elmer Terry, Portland, Ore. Two stepsons, Harold Downs, Minneola and Roy Downs, San Francisco, a step daughter Mrs. Gazel Terpenning, Beaver City, Neb., and a sister, Mrs. Ruth Garnett, Wichita.
Mrs. Downs was a resident in the Douglass area for over 30 years. (Douglas Tribune, February 13, 1975)
McKINLEY, HARRY FRANKLIN
Harry Franklin McKinley passed away Feb. 2 at the Augusta Medical complex at the age of 87. Funeral services were held at the Dunsford Funeral Chapel, Feb. 5 at 10:00 A.M. with Reverend Vernon White conducting.
Harry McKinley was born September 16, 1887 at Douglass, the third son of John Wesley and Mary Naomi (Long) McKinley.
He graduated from Douglass High School in the class of 1907. In 1911 he received his Bachelor Degree from Fairmount College now Wichita Univ. He attended Phillips Univ. at Enid, Oklahoma, where he was married to Minnie Maude Wilkins of Beaumont, May 18, 1923 and where he received his Master of Arts and Bachelor of Divinity Degrees.
He was minister of several Christian Churches in Kansas and Oklahoma and then taught in Christian Norman Institute at Grayson, Kentucky a few years. After teaching several years in Kansas, he retired from the high school at Santanta, Kansas. He and his wife moved to Beaumont where he lived until about eighteen months ago when he moved to the Walnut Valley Manor at Augusta.
Survivors include the widow, a sister, Fern E. and nieces Mary and Evelyn Atkinson of Great Bend. (El Dorado Times, 1975)
MILLER, ROBERT A.
Robert A. Miller, 74, of Newton, retired Santa Fe Railway employee died Saturday. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Peterson Funeral Home at Newton with burial in the cemetery at Florence.
Survivors are his widow, Daisy, three daughters, Mrs. Charles Jones of Douglass; Mrs. Don Storey, Emporia and Mrs. Charlton Rose, Newton. (El Dorado Times, February 10, 1975)
Mrs. Hazel Basket was born Sept. 12, 1909 in Van Buren, Arkansas. She died Jan. 6, 1975 in San Rafal, Calif.
She is survived by her husband, two sons, Parker and Larry, one daughter, Jolene Walish, 10 grandchildren all of Calif.., 4 brothers, Frank, Arthur, Bud and Everett, 2 sisters Mrs. Raymond Wakefield (Jackie), Mrs. Pruda Winters of Douglass many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Services will be conducted Fri. at 2:30 p.m. Keaton Mortuary will be in charge.
Her body will be cremated and ashes scatteredon Mt. ?, Calif. (Douglass Tribune, 1975)
BASKETT, WILLIAM R.
William R. Baskett, son of Tom and Ethel Baskett of Vista, Calif., was a victim of the collision of the commuter plane and a lighter training plane over Whitier, Calif., Jan. 9, 1975.
The commuter plane was on its regular run from Ontario airport to the L. A. airport to connect with outgoing flights. All ten passengers plus the pilot and co-pilot of the commuter plane sa well sat h epupil and instructor in the training plane were killed on contact.
William Baskett was born March 27, 1927 in the Augusta hospital. Graduated from the University of California at Riverside and worked approx. seventeen years for General Dynamics Corp. Pamona, Calif., as a physicist engineer. He was project manager of missile research dept. and on his way to a conference in El Paso, Texas.
He leaves his wife, Constance, one daughter, and two sons at the home in Claremont, Calif. The father Tom Baskett graduated from Douglass class of 1918. The mother Ethel Hawkins Baskett grew up in Topeka living there until their marriage in 1922. (The Douglass Tribune, February 2, 1975)
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wilson and Carl Wilson of Great Falls, Mont.; Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Wilson of Berthoud, Colo., Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Wilson of Wichita were called to Thayer, Kans., for the funeral of their nephew Marc Bowers, who was killed in a motorcycle accident last week.
Marc was the grandson of Mrs. Mabel Wilson. The family spent sometime with Mabel Wilson before returning home on Thursday. (Douglass Tribune, May 1974)
BURNSIDE, CLYDE E.
Clyde E. Burnside, 57, of Douglass, an employee of General Electric Supply co. died Thursday. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the United Church of Christ at Udall. Hilyard-Smith Funeral Home Douglass is in charge.
Survivors are his widow, Maxine and a son, Philip both of the home, a daughter, Miss Linda Burnside, Wichita, a brother, Glen Burnside, Wichita and three sisters, Mrs. Blanche Whole, Oakwood, Okla., Mrs. Mable Cox, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Alice Cline, Harlingen, Texas. (El Dorado Times, March 28, 1975)
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 Saturday morning at the First Baptist Church in Douglass for Dora delight (Mrs. Ike) Condon, 37, of Douglass. She died Thursday. C. A. Montgomery will conduct the services. Graveside services will be held at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at the Severy Cemetery.
Dora Condon was born Nov. 6, 1936 at Selman, Okla., the daughter of Raymond and Ilo (Timbrell) Edwards. She was married to E. C. Condon on July 14, 1956.
Survivors include her widower, three sons, Terry, Corky and Jeffrey and a daughter, Dora Jean all of the home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Edwards of Douglass; four brothers, Armond Edwards of Elk Grove Village, Ill., Odell Edwards of Hutchinson, David Edward of Hialeah, Fla. And Dennis Edwards of Douglass, four sisters, Mrs. Rometa Sea, Mrs. Gail McKay and Misses Janelle and Lori Edwards all of Douglass.
Hilyard Smith Funeral Home of Douglass has charge of the arrangements. (Douglass Tribune, June 1974)
DAVIS, W. P.
W. P. Davis, 76, of Wichita, father of Bill Davis of Douglass, died Saturday. He was a retired cattleman and farmer.
Surviving are another son, Bob Davis, Wichita; a daughter, Mrs. R. W. Baker, Wichita, a brother, Charles B. Davis of Camarillo, Calif., and a sister, Mrs. Mattie Briggs of Protection.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the First Christian Church at Ashland with Smith Mortuary of Derby in charge. (El Dorado Times, March 3, 1975)
Mrs. Viola Fajen, 63, of 511 N. Academy and wife of Al Fajen, owner of the Kitchen Mart in Guymon, died at her home early Saturday morning following a lengthy illness.
Funeral services will be held from the First Presbyterian Church Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Harland Collins, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Elmhurst Cemetery under the direction of the Henson Funeral Home. A Viola Fajen memorial has been established for the Presbyterian Organ Fund. Memorial will be accepted at the church office or at the funeral home.
The Fajens moved to Guymon in 1942 and have made their home here since that time. Mrs. Fajen was a member of the First Presbyterian Church the A. M. chapter of the PEO and the High Plains Chapter of the DAR.
Besides her husband Mrs. Dottie Stoner of Pauls Valley, two sons, Don of Guymon and Fred of Santa Barbara, Calif., four brothers, Lloyd Warner, Douglas, Kan., Harold Warner, Kansas City, Mo., Paul Warner, Dodge City, Kan., and Edward Warner of Galena Park, Tex., ten grandchildren also survive. (The Douglass Tribune, March 6, 1975)
Ray Gorham, 74, 420 Bliss died suddenly. He was born Oct. 31, 1900 in Rock to David Charles and Alice Gorham. He married Fern Davis Winters in 1937. He farmed in Udall, Rock and the Winfield areas before moving to Winfield in 1968. After several years in construction work, he retired in 1971. He was a member of the Millington Street Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife; one stepson, Joe Winters of Kansas City, Mo., and two grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by Morris Funeral Home, Winfield.
Fern the widow is the sister of Lawrence Davis, Robert Davis of Rose Hill and another sister, Nancy Bond. (Douglass Tribune, January 16, 1975)
GRAVES, ROBERT O.
Services for Robert O. Graves, 49, Douglass will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Douglass First United Methodist Church. Mr. Graves a retired bank examiner and banker died Thursday after a long illness.
Survivors include a son, Robert Graves, Jr., Wichita and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Orie Graves, Douglass. Hilyard Smith Funeral Home has charge. (El Dorado Times, August 17, 1974)
HAYTER, VIRGINIA GILMER
Mrs. Virginia Gilmer Hayter, 71, died Feb. 5, in a Richmond Va hospital after a long illness.
She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Gilmer of Douglass, Kansas. Born April 15, 1903 at Douglass. She married Howard Hayter at Douglass, in 1932. He died in 1972. One daughter Louise Hayter, preceded her in death.
Mrs. Hayter was a retired postal clerk serving 33 years in the Abingdon, Va. Post Office.
She was a former school teacher and a member of Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are one daughter Mrs. Rose H. Price, Richmond, Va., 1 grandchild, April D. Price, 1 sister Mrs. Eulah Bieghtol, Atlanta, Ks., 1 brother James G. Gilmer, Udall, Ks.
Interment was at Knollberg Memorial Park, Abingdon, Va. (Douglass Tribune, Feb. 2, 1975)
Funeral services will be held at the Latham Christian Church at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon for Mae (Mrs. John W.) Hoard 90 of Douglass who died Monday.
She was born May 1, 1884 at Cambridge.
Survivors include a son, John W. Hoard of Polk City, Fla.; three daughters, Mrs. Beulah Stolp of Greenville, S.C. Mrs. Audrey Trickey of Dallas, Tex., and Mrs. Iwilda Johnson of Douglass and a sister Mrs. Anna Troutman of Columbus.
Hilyard-Smith Funeral Home of Douglass has charge of the arrangements. (El Dorado Times, June 1974)
SHAFER, LEW A.
Services for Lew A. Shafer, 69, retired farmer were Wednesday in Douglass United Methodist Church. Burial was in Knobb Noster, Mo. He died Sunday.
Survivors include a brother, C. C. Jefferson City, Mo., and three sisters, Mrs. Ruby Drath, Bartlesville, Okla., Mrs. Vena Brannan, Kansas City, Mo., and Miss Mary Shafer, Kansas City, Kans.
Hilyard-Smith Funeral Home had charge.
The family has requested that a memorial fund be established rather than sending flowers. Mr. Roy Penner at the Exchange State Bank will handle this matter. If the memorial fund is large enough, it is planned to give to a scholarship at the high school. (The Douglass Tribune, March 27, 1975)