Butler  County,  Kansas
 

COOPER, BLANCHE

Blanche Cooper, 70, route 1, Cassoday, died Saturday at the Halstead Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Cassoday United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Cassoday Cemetery.

Mrs. Cooper was born March 21, 1911 in Kendrick, Okla., the daughter of Franklin and Mary (Wasson) Griggs. On June 21, 1930 she was married to Ivan Cooper in El Dorado. She was a homemaker and a resident of the Cassoday area since 1913.

Survivors include her husband, Ivan, of the home; two sons, Lewis B., El Dorado, and Harold R., Augusta, one daughter, Mrs. Mary E. Unruh, Emporia, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorials have been established with the American Heart Fund and the Arthritis Fund.

Kirby-Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (El Dorado Times, May 18, 1981)

CORNETT, RUTH (MRS. MURLE)

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Campbell Funeral Home at Eureka, with burial at 3:30 p.m. in the Cedar Point Cemetery.

Mrs. Murle (Ruth) Cornett, 74, of Eureka, died Sunday.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Joan Schinnerer of Wichita, and two stepsons, Ewing Teter of Cassoday and James Murle Teter, Jr., of Eureka. (El Dorado Times, Nov. 4, 1975)

DANBY, ALICE

Alice Danby, 68, Cassoday, died Monday at Axtel hospital Newton. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Cassoday United Methodist Church. Burial will be at the Cassoday Cemetery.

Born March 13, 1903, at Cassoday, she married Chester M. Danby, April 22, 1922, at El Dorado. He died July 14, 1970.

She lived in the Cassoday area all of her life.

She was a member of the Lutheran church.

Survivors include one son, Chester L. Danby, Newton, one brother, Lee Griffin, Cassoday, and one grandson.

She was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

Kirby Funeral Home is in charge. (El Dorado Times, Feb. 1, 1972)

DANBY, CHESTER M.

Chester M. Danby, 72, of Cassoday, died Tuesday at Newton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Cassoday United Methodist Church, with the Rev. C. M. Nutter, staff members of the First United Methodist church of El Dorado officiating.

Born June 5, 1898, at Haysville, Kan., he was married to Alice Griffin on April 22, 1922, at El Dorado.

He had lived at Cassoday since his boyhood and had operated a service station there until his retirement.

Mr. Danby attended the Cassoday United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife; one son, Chester L. Danby, of Newton; one sister, Mrs. Mary Roberts of Elsah, Ill., one brother, Noel Danby of Wichita; and one grandchild. (El Dorado Times, July 14, 1970)

DILLER, BASIL A.

A memorial has been established with the American Cancer society in memory of basil A. Diller, 1218 West Central, who died March 9, following an illness of five months.

Born December 29, 1906, he was the son of John William and Catherine (Campbell) Diller. He grew up on a farm near Cassoday, moving with his parents to Colorado Springs for a short time and in 1927 to Southern California. He returned to Cassoday in 1932.

On January 10, 1934 he was married to Beulah Helton at El Dorado. In 1935 they moved to Los Angeles. During World War II he worked as a welder for the California Ship Building Corporation and later for the Navy Shipyard.

Returning to Butler county in 1946, he farmed until 1951, when he went to Boeing as a maintenance welder. He retired in 1971 from his work in heavy equipment maintenance and restaurant equipment building and restaurant mainence.

He was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran church, People to People International and the International Association of Machinsts and Aerospace Workers District Lodge No. 70.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Allen Diller of Chanute; one daughter, Mrs. Marlene Koch of Wichita, one brother, John C. Diller, Ludington, Mich., and three grandchildren, Sherry, Chris and Steven Diller of Chanute.

Services were held Monday afternoon in Cassoday Methodist Church. Rev. Paul Hartman of Grace Lutheran Church officiatd. Mrs. Earl Hodges was organist and Mrs. Herman Miller vocalist.

Casket bearers were Robert Diller, Leland Griffin, Charley Welty, Marshall Hoy, Kenneth Hoy, Lawrence Coffelt. Honorary bearers were Glen Luce, Ted Baker, Leo Wolfe, Lynn Weisner, Loren Hunt, Ed Tettenhorst, Harlan Beaver, Dale Moreland, Roy Mitchell, and William Rickel.

Interment was in Cassoday cemetery. Dietz Colonial Funeral home was in charge of arrangements. (El Dorado Times, March 16, 1972)

GRAHAM, CLARA (MRS. GEORGE)

Mrs. George (Clara) Graham, 99, Cassoday, died Friday, Aug. 16 at the Mid America Nursing Home, El Dorado, where she had been a resident for several years. Born in Aug. 13, 1875 in Brazilton, she was preceded in death by her husband, George, one son, Ted Drayer and a grandson, Gary Weaver.

Mrs. Graham is survived by a sister, Mrs. W. T. (Bertha) Wallace, two nieces, Mrs. Duane Dauber and Mrs. John Dauber, all of El Dorado. Also surviving are two grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

Funeral services announced by the Brown Bennett Funeral Home of Cottonwood Falls, will be at graveside, Monday at 2 p.m. at the Cassoday Cemetery.

The Rev. Marvin Bower, United Methodist Church of Cassoday, will officiate.

Mrs. Graham was a member of the Brazilton Luthern Churchin brazilton. A member of the Walnut Chapter Order of Eastern Star, walnut. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. (Johanna Fischer) Meyers. (El Dorado Times, August 17, 1974)

GRIFFIN, ELMER DEAN JR.

Elmer Dean Griffin, Jr., 39, Oklahoma City, Okla., died at Midwest City Hospital, Oklahoma City, Wednesday.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Bethel Temple Assembly of God in Oklahoma City. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at the Cassoday cemetery.

He was born Nov. 18, 1934 in Cassoday. He married Betty Quinn Feb. 17, 1968 in El Reno, Okla. He was a truck driver for Safeway and had lived in Oklahoma City since 1964. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1956.

He is survived by his wife Betty; one daughter, Mrs. Cheryl Kay Vaupel, Oklahoma City, one son, Michael G., Marrow, Oklahoma City, five sisters, Mrs. Elsie Brady, Salt Lake City, Mrs. Xrepha Slavin, Esbon, Kan., Mrs. Effie Wakefield, douglass, Mrs. Virginia Calloway, McAllen, Tex., Mrs. Tiny Baggett, Denver, Colo., four brothers, Arnold, Newton, John, Jefferson City, Mo., Edgar, Cottonwood Falls, Kan., and Louie, Beverly, and three grandchildren.

Barr Funeral Home of Blackwell, Okla., is in charge of the funeral arrangements in Oklahoma. Kirby Funeral home is in charge of local arrangements.

A memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society. (El Dorado Times, April 25, 1974)

JOHNSON, HEATHER JANICE

Graveside services for Heather Janice Johnson, infant daughter of Dave and Donna (Finey) Johnson) of Cassoday, who died Friday at the Wesley Medical Center at Wichita will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Cassoday Cemetery.

Survivors are the parents of the home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Johnson of Cassoday, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Finey of 1220 Finney; the paternal great-grandmothers, Mrs. Fern Merwin of Towanda and Mrs. Afton Johnson of 411 North High; the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Williams of Route 2 and Mrs. Lee Carroll of Wichita.

Kirby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (El Dorado Times, June 12, 1976)

JOHNSON, PAUL

Paul Johnson, 71, a farmer and stockman at Cassoday for 46 years, died Friday at Allen Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Cassoday Methodist Church with the Rev. Harmon Lackey officiating.

Burial will be in the Cassoday Cemetery with the Kirby Funeral Home in charge.

Mr. Johnson was born April 14, 1899, at Dacoma, Okla. He was married to Afton Cox on Sept. 3, 1918, at Alva, Okla.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Ron Wintermote, Route 2, El Dorado and Miss LaWanda Johnson, Wichita, one son, Donald L. Johnson, Cassoday; and five grandchildren. (El Dorado Times, March 27, 1971)

KECK, DANNY ALVIN JR.

Danny Alvin Keck, Jr., four months old, Topeka, died Friday at Stormont-Vail hospital in Topeka. Funeral services were held today at the Cassoday cemetery.

Born Sept. 29, 1971, at Topeka, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Alvin Keck Sr. His mother is the former Carolyn Hoy, of Cassoday.

The Rev. Harmon Lackey of the Cassoday United Methodist church, officiated.

He is survived by his parents, one sister, Cathy of the home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Hoy, Cassoday and Walton Keck, Divan, W. v., great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Johnson, Matfield Green, and Mrs. Lillian Stevens, Davin, W.V.

Kirby Funeral Home was in charge. (El Dorado Times, February 14, 1972)

LONG, THIPA A. MRS.

Mrs. Thipa A. Long, 41, of Jacksonville, Ark., died unexpectedly Monday in the Jacksonville hospital.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday in the Kirby Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Cassoday Cemetery.

Mrs. Long was born March 4, 1935, at Ubeon, Thailand, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sawarngngarm. She married Staff Sergeant Roy Long Nov. 16, 1971, in Thailand. She was employed as a cook at the Little Rock Air Force Base in the Non-Commissioned Officers Club.

Survivors include her husband; two step-sons, Roy B. Jr., and Earl and a daughter Miss Lee Ann Long, all of the home. (El Dorado Times, February 7, 1977)

MORGAN, ARTHUR

Arthur Morgan, 71, of Cassoday, was found dead at his home on Saturday.

Graveside services were to have been held today at the Cassoday cemetery.

Mr. Morgan, a retired farmer, was born June 21, 1906 at Latimor. He was a veteran of World War II.

Survivors are two brothers, Herb of Burns and Cy of Americus and a sister, Mrs. Matilda Strong of Leoti. (El Dorado Times, Aug. 14, 1977)

MYERS, BESSIE J.

Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie J. Myers, who died Monday, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Cassoday United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Cassoday Cemetery.

Born in Halstead, Mrs. Myers, had been a long time Cassoday resident moving there in 1930 from Wichita. She was first married to Guy R. Brown, Leon in 1903. He died in 1919. In 1930, she married Joseph H. Myers. He died in 1955.

Survivors include four sons, Raymond Brown, Lyman, Wyo., Allen K. Brown, Colorado Springs, Joseph J. Myers, Cassoday and Harold L. Myers, Dallas, three daughters, Mrs. Nellie Wojciechowski, Buffalo, N.Y., Mrs. Grace Pumphrey and Mrs. Lois Cortner, both of Wichita; two stepsons, Charles Myers, Russell and Frank Myers, Clute, Tex., one step-daughter, Mrs. Hazel Howery, Nacogdoches, Tex., one brother, William M. Dyer, Wichita; two sisters, Mrs. Iva Floyd, Moline and Mrs. Anna Herndon, Goodman, Mo. She is survived also by 25 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and eight-great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, one sister, one half-brother and one-half sister.

Dietz Colonial Funeral Home is in charge. (El Dorado Times, Sept. 15, 1971)

NEUKIRCH, MOLLIE ELLEN (MRS. LEWIS)

Mrs. Lewis (Mollie Ellen) Neukirch, Route 1, Fall River, former Cassoday resident, died Sunday evening at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital. She was 69.

She was born Oct. 11, 1906 at Freedom, Okla. She had made her home at Cassoday for the past 30 years, recently moving to Fall River.

She was married to Lewis Neukirch, Feb. 6, 1926 at Alva, Okla. She was a member of the Rebekah Friendship Lodge, No. 10, El Dorado, and was a past Noble Grand of the Lodge; also a member of El Dorado Encampment Auxiliary No. 56. She was a member of the Methodist Church at Cassoday.

Survivors include her husband, Lewis of the home; two sons, Calvin Neukirch, Kansas city, Kan., and Eddie Neukirch, Salina; three daughters, Mrs. Luella Dahlquist, Dodge City, Mrs. Thelma Griffin, Beverly and Mrs. Edna Mcclain, Onaga, three brothers, George Davidson, Freedom, Okla., Joe Davidson, Alva, Okla., and Alfred Davidson, Eureka, four sisters, Mrs. Grace Beagley, Buffalo, Okla., Mrs. Lucy Carver, Alva, Okla., Mrs. Annie Hodson, Freedom, Okla., and Mrs. Elva Sampson, Shawnee, Okla., and 17 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Fred; three brothers and one sister.

Services for Mrs. Neukirch will be Wednesday 2 p.m. at the Cassoday Methodist Church. Burial will be in Cassoday Cemetery.

Friends may call at Dietz-Carlson Funeral Home. (El Dorado Times, Monday, Oct. 20, 1975)

PARSONS, PHILLIP H.

Services for Phillip H. Parsons, 82, life-long resident of the Cassoday community were held Sunday in the Cassoday Methodist church. Rev. Fred Baker, pastor, officiated. Burial was in Cassoday Cemetery. Mr. Parsons died Thursday at the home of a daughter near Cassoday.

Al Unruh sang "My Jesus As Thou Wilt" and "Answered Prayer," accompanied by Mrs. Tom Winkler.

Pallbearers were Frank Young, J. A. Young, A. G. Young, Leonard Conner, Lowell Scribner and Lewis Neukirch.

The Kirby Funeral Home was in charge. (El Dorado Times, June 17, 1958)

ROHMEYER, LAVERNA MAY

Mrs. Laverna May Rohmeyer, 48, of Cassoday, died Sunday at Allen Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Cassoday Methodist church with Harmon Lackey officiating. Burial will be in the Cassoday cemetery under the direction of Kirby Funeral Home. The casket will not be opened at the church.

Mrs. Rohmeyer was born May 28, 1922 at Greenburg. She was married to Ralph Rohmeyer, September 15, 1940 at Cassoday. She was a member of the Cassoday Methodist Church and the Rebekah Lodge of El Dorado.

Surviving are her husband of the home, one daughter, Mrs. Ellen Guilliams, Route 1, El Dorado, one son, Frank, serving the Army in Germany, one sister, Mrs. Marjorie Huttle, Route 1, El Dorado and four brothers, Arthur Unruh, Jake Unruh, Broken Arrow, Okla., Harry Unruh, Emporia, and Chester Unruh, Cassoday and two grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association. (El Dorado Times, Monday, December 21, 1970)

STURGEON, ELLA E.

Mrs. Ella E. Sturgeon, 96, of Cassoday died Thursday morning at the Newman Hospital at Emporia.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church of Cassoday and burial will be in the Cassoday Cemetery.

Mrs. Sturgeon was born Sept. 27, 1880 at Emerson, Iowa the daughter of James C. and Sarah Jane Durbin McGrew. She was married to Clarence Ivan Sturgeon Feb. 19, 1901 and he died August 16, 1948. She moved to Cassoday in 1913. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Emerson.

Survivors are a son, Tom of Cassoday, four daughters, Mrs. Andrew of Cassoday, Mrs. Margaret Sunbarger of Modesto, Calif., Mrs. Alice Dunshee of Cottonwood Falls, and Mrs. Beth Eisenhauer of Alameda, Calif., 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Brown Bennett Funeral Home of Cottonwood Falls is in charge of the arrangements. (El Dorado Times, Feb. 3, 1977)

UNRUH, HENRY

Services for Henry Unruh, 78, of Cassoday, farmer and stockman will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Fleener Funeral Home at Greensburg, Kan. He died Saturday in a Wichita hospital.

Born in Ostrog, Poland, he was brought to Kansas in 1897. He was married to Anna Unruh on Sept. 1, 1919 at Greensburg. He moved from McPherson county to Kiowa county in 1912 and later moved to Cassoday in 1948.

Survivors include his wife, Anna; five sons, Paul of Greensburg, Curtis of Cassoday, henry Jr., and Edward, both of Wichita, and Albert of Manhattan Beach, Calif., five daughters, Mrs. Helen Nimmo and Mrs. Virginia Stackley both of Downey, Calif., Mrs. Margaret Boice of Lawrence, Kan., Miss Shirley Unruh of Brantford, C`onn., and Mrs. Anna Brewer of New Haven, Conn., a brother, Pete of Burns, and a sister Mrs. Helen Farrington of Kansas City, Kan. (El Dorado Times, July 20, 1970)

UNRUH, PETE

Pete Unruh, 79, 1015 N. Denver, died Wednesday at Wheatstate Manor, Whitewater. He was born Oct. 2, 1895, at McPherson, the son of Tobias and Susie Base Unruh.

Mr. Unruh was a retired farmer, having farmed in the Greensburg and Cassoday communities until his retirement. He moved to El Dorado in 1873. He was a member of the Burns Methodist Church.

On Sept. 7, 1916 he was married to Laura Schmidt at Greensburg.

Survivors include his wife, Laura, of the home, four sons, Chester Unruh, Cassoday, Arthur Unruh, El Dorado, Harry Unruh, Emporia, Jake Unruh, Broken Arrow, Okla., one daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Nuttle, El Dorado, a sister Mrs. Helen Ferrington, Dodge City, 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, LaVerna, four brothers and three sisters.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Dietz-Carlson Colonial Chapel. Burial will bein Cassoday Cemetery.

A memorial has been established with the Cassoday Methodist Church. (El Dorado Times, August 28, 1975)

CARVER, SADIE ELIZABETH

Mrs. Sadie Elizabeth Carver, 83, of Versailles, Mo., a former El Doradoan, died there Wednesday.

Mrs. Carver had lived at Versailles for the past two years. She resided in El Dorado for many years prior to moving to Kansas City where she was employed at Mercy Hospital for 20 years.

She was a member of the Methodist Church.

Mrs. Carver was born Feb. 12, 1882, at Olpe, Kan.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Sallie Jeannette Barber, Versailles, a sister, Mrs. Anna Locke, one grandson, David Victor Gill, Kansas City, Mo., and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Cassoday Methodist Church. The Rev. Bruce Southard will officiate. Interment will be made in Cassoday cemetery. Friends may call at the Kirby Funeral Home after 5 p.m. Friday. (El Dorado Times, February 25, 1965)

COOPER, IVAN B.

Ivan B. Cooper, 81, of Route 1, Cassoday, died Saturday, July 11, 1987, at his home. Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Cassoday United Methodist Church. Burial will follow the services in the Cassoday Cemetery.

Mr. Cooper was born Jan. 5, 1906 in Cassoday, the son of B. D. and Mary Ella (Spangler) Cooper. On June 21, 1930, he was united in marriage to Lena Blanche Griggs in El Dorado. She preceded her husband in death on May 16, 1981. Mr. Cooper had lived all of his life in the Cassoday area. He was a farmer and stockman. He was also a retired employee of the Kansas Turnpike Authority.

Surviving family include two sons, Lewis Cooper of El Dorado, and Harold Cooper of Augusta, one daughter, Mrs. Mary Unruh of Emporia, brother, Paul Cooper of El Dorado, two sisters, Mrs. Anna Parker of Cassoday and Mrs. Alta Cornwell of El Dorado, six grandchildren, Doug Unruh, Debby James, Steve Cooper, Chris Cooper, Craig Cooper and Scott Duncan, three great-grandchildren, Chad, Kevin and Jennifer James. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents and one sister.

A memorial has been established with the Cassoday United Methodist Church. Contributions may be sent to the Kirby-Morris Funeral Home, who has charge of arrangements. (El Dorado Times, July 13, 1987)

Memorial services for Ivan B. Cooper, age 81, of Route 1, Cassoday, were held Wednesday, July 15, at the Cassoday United Methodist Church, Cassoday. Burial followed in the Cassoday cemetery. Mr. Cooper died July 11, 1987.

The Rev. Elaine Lord officiated at the services. Mrs. Lorene Hodges played the prelude and postlude for the services. Vocalist, Ruth Miller, sang "Beyond the Sunset" and "How Great Thou Art."

Casket bearers were Chris Cooper, Craig Cooper, Steve Cooper, Doug Unruh, Scott Duncan and Bob James.

Honorary casket bearers were Wilbur Countryman, Raymond Prewitt, Ralph Prewitt, Charles Hodges and Ralph Rohmeyer. (El Dorado Times, July 17, 1987)

CORNWELL, STELLA (MRS. WILLIAM HENRY)

Mrs. William Henry (Stella May) Cornwell, 86, of 405 West Eighth, died Thursday at Allen Memorial Hospital.

Born Dec. 1, 1878, in Illinois she came to Kansas from Missouri and lived in Greenwood county from 1910 until 1915. She lived in the Cassoday area from 1915 until 1939 at which time she moved to El Dorado.

She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.

Mr. Cornwell died in 1939.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Agnes Manka, Route 3, El Dorado, four sons, Paul of Cassoday, Wesley of Riverdale, Kan., Bryan of Garnett, Kan, and Ralph, Redondo Beach, Calif., a brother, James C. Hackney of Blackwell, Okla., 13 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Kirby Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Orville Hess, pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene will officiate. Interment will be made in Cassoday cemetery. (El Dorado Times, June 18, 1965)

Funeral services for Mrs. Stella May Cornwell, 86, of 405 West Eighth, who died Thursday, were conducted Monday afternoon at the Kirby Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Orville Hess, pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene.

Miss Linda Beever, accompanied at the organ by Mrs. H. W. Bullerdiek, sang "Face to Face" and "Will there Be Any Star?"

Serving as casket bearers were Kenneth Moore, Albert Hayes, Eugene Dunn, Jerry Brenner, Roy Johnson and Jack Carter.

Interment was made in Cassoday Cemetery. (El Dorado Times, June 22, 1965

EWERT, STELLA (MRS. JOSEPH A.)

Mrs. Joseph A. Ewert, a former resident of Butler county and who died Thursday, October 7, in the Newman Hospital at Emporia was Stella May Morledge before her marriage. She was ill but a short time.

Mrs. Ewert was born October 2, 1889, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Morledge (Laura Johnson) at Cassoday and was reared in that community. She was married to Mr. Ewert at Cassoday on March 2, 1910.

Mr. and Mrs. Ewart farmed in Butler, Scott and Marion counties until their retirement in 1953 when they moved to Cottonwood Falls.

Mrs. Ewert was a member of the Cassoday Methodist Church and a devoted wife and mother. She was an aunt of Mrs. Larry Brown (Catherine Green), a cousin of Mrs. Elmer Griffin, and a sister-in-law of Mrs. R. B. Morledge, all of El Dorado.

Mrs. Ewert was a descendant of two Butler County pioneer families. Her maternal grandparents, the David Johnsons, located in Butler County in 1887 and her paternal grandparents, the William H. Morledges, in 1888. Mr. Ewert also was a member of a pioneer family of this county.

Surviving are a son and two daughters, Wilson Ewert of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Les Stout (Merle) of Cottonwood Falls, and Mrs. Clifford Larson (Betty) of Wichita; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Services were held October 9 at the Brown Funeral Home in Cottonwood Falls, the Rev. Wilbur Purvis of the Methodist ministry officiating. Mrs. Charles Ireland played the accompaniments for Elmore Stout who sang "How Great Thou Art," and "The Lord's Prayer." The casket bearers were Larry Brown of El Dorado, Ralph Ewert, Peabody, Harold Ewert, Marion; Glen Mitchell, Wichita; Vernon Slocum, Peabody and A. G. Young of Eureka. Interment was in Cassoday Cemetery. (El Dorado Times, Oct. 21, 1965)

RAMSEY, JOHN H.

John H. Ramsey, 87, of rural El Dorado, died Monday morning at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital, after a long illness. Graveside services will be Wednesday, 3 p.m. at the Cassoday Cemetery. Burial will follow.

He was born July 30, 1900, in Butler County, in the Chelsea area, the son of Joseph P. and Abby (Kennedy) Ramsey. He spent all his life in Butler County. Mr. Ramsey was a graduate of the Sweeney Automotive school in Kansas City, Mo., in 1918.

He worked for Beech Aircraft in Wichita for five years, and owned and operated his own business, Ramsey Auto Repair until retiring in 1975.

He married Inez Kreisel, December 19, 1923, in El Dorado.

Survivors include his wife, Inez, one son, Robert D. of El Dorado, two daughters, Mary Lou Dickerson of Lake Matthews, Calif., and Doris A. Shomber of Edmond, Okla., ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters.

Memorials in his memory for the American Heart Association may be left at Carlsons Funeral Home. (El Dorado Times, April 26, 1988)

RAMSEY, JOHN ROBERT

John Robert Ramsey, age 23, of El Dorado, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 1989, at his home. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Cassoday Cemetery.

Mr. Ramsey was born July 12, 1966, at El Dorado, the son of Robert D. and Norma J. Leonard Ramsey. He spent his entire life in this area and was a graduate of El Dorado High School. He was also a graduate of the Climate Control Institute in Wichita and was presently working for Edwards Construction.

Survivors, parents, Robert and Norma Ramsey, one sister, Traci McCorgary of Wichita, grandmother Inez Ramsey, and grandparents, Ila and Keith Harwick all of Wichita.

Memorial: Suicide Prevention Association. Carlson's Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. (El Dorado times, August 28, 1989)

ROHMEYER, CHARLES E.

Charles E. Rohmeyer, 69, of 1402 West Carr, died Monday evening at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Kirby Morris Funeral Home. Interment will follow the services in the Cassoday Cemetery.

Mr. Rohmeyer was born March 24, 1913 at Cassoday the son of Frank and Pearl Hoobler Rohmeyer. He had lived in the Butler County area most of his life. On May 18, 1970 he was married to Beulah Lynch. Mr. Rohmeyer was a retired carpenter and farmer.

Survivors include his wife, Beulah, of the home; one son, Edgar Rohmeyer, Jackson, Miss., one daughter, Mrs. Shirley Cunningham, Barstow, Calif., one brother, Ralph Rohmeyer, Cassoday, one sister, Mrs. Hazel Holden, Herrington; two stepsons, Eugene Lynch, El Dorado and Gale Lynch, Topeka, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. (El Dorado Times, June 22, 1982)

ROHMEYER, RALPH C.

Ralph C. Rohmeyer, 70, of Route 1, Cassoday, died early Sunday morning, Jan. 24, 1988 at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Kirby Morris Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at the Cassoday Cemetery.

Mr. Rohmeyer was born June 19, 1917 in Cassoday the son of Frank and Pearl Rohmeyer. He married his first wife, Laverna May, September 15, 1940, in Cassoday. She died Dec. 20, 1970. He then married Thelma Grunder, Feb. 25, 1972, in Iowa. He lived most of his life in the Cassoday area. He was a rancher and farmer. He was also a retired employee of the Kansas Turnpike Authority. He attended the Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma, one son, Frank Rohmeyer of Viola; three step-sons, Carl Grunder of Cassoday, and Don and Jim Grunder, both of El Dorado; two step-daughters, Mary Wood of Wichita and Nova Miller of El Dorado; one sister, Hazel Holden of Herrington; 6 grandchildren, 9 step-grandchildren, and 7 step-great-grandchildren. He was precededin death by his parents, his first wife, one daughter and two brothers. Kirby Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (El Dorado Times, January 25, 1988)

ROLLINGS, EDWIN

Edwin Rollings, 82, El Dorado, formerly of Augusta, died Monday at the Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital in El Dorado.

His service will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Kirby-Morris Funeral Home. Rev. Mark Sommerville will officiate and burial will be in the Towanda Cemetery.

He was born April 21, 1900 in El Dorado to Ezra and Alice Cherry Rollings.

He was a retired employee of the Butler County Highway Department.

Survivors include a niece, Darlene Beal of El Dorado and a nephew, Roland Marten of Wichita. (El Dorado Times, September 21, 1982)

UNRUH, LAURA (MRS. PETE)

Mrs. Pete (Laura) Unruh, 80, of 1015 North Denver, died Sunday at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Dietz-Carlson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cassoday Cemetery.

Mrs. Unruh was born Nov. 7, 1895, at Pawnee Rock, the daughter of Cornelius and Lena Base Schmidt. She was a homemaker. On Sept. 7, 1916, she was married to Pete Unruh at Greensburg. He preceded her in death Aug. 27, 1975. She was a member of the United Methodist Church at Cassoday.

Survivors include four sons, Chester of Cassoday, Arthur of El Dorado, Harry of Emporia, and Jake of Broken Arrow, Okla., one daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Nuttle of Route 1; one brother, Jake Schmidt of Seattle, Wash., one sister, Mrs. Ella Smith, of Coldwater, 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a son, Amos, a daughter Laverna Rohmeyer, seven brothers and four sisters.

The family suggests memorials to the United Methodist Church at Cassoday. These may be left at the church or at the Dietz-Carlson Funeral Home. (El Dorado Times, Monday, February 23, 1976, page five)

WALLACE, OTTO WILLIAM (BUS)

Services for Otto William (Bus) Wallace, 59, who died Sunday, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cassoday Methodist Church.

He was born at Walnut, Kan., and came here in 1909. He was a civil service employee.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Wallace, Cassoday; two daughters, Mrs. Brad Dunton, Sun Valley, Calif., and Mrs. C. O. Whitton Jr., Sylmar, Calif., and a sister Mrs. John Dauber, El Dorado, Kan.

Brown-Bennett Funeral Home, Cottonwood Falls, Kan., has charge. (Wichita Eagle, Tuesday, June 20, 1967)

 

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