Butler  County,  Kansas


Frank M. Ulbrich, 69, of Valley Center, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 1994, at his home. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at the Haverhill Christian Church, rural Augusta with pastor Charles Terrill officiating. Burial will be in Green Valley Cemetery, Furley.

He was born Jun 7, 1925, in Newton, the son of Otto G. and Annie L. (Stevenson) Ulbrich. He was a farmer-stockman. On March 5, 1949, he and Jeanette Adams were married in Wichita.

Survivors include: wife Jeanette, sons, David, Marvin, both of Valley Center, daughters, Marsha Stom of Olympia, Wash., Mary Terrill of Augusta, Marilyn Mall of Valley Centers, sisters, Georgia Mattox of Miami, Fla., Julia Miller of Wichita, Eileen Powell of McCune, Elsie Milliman of Pittsburg, Marjorie Pape of Kansas City, Mo., Barbara Caughron of Valley Center, Virginia Lanier of Newton, 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.

Memorials are to Hospice, Inc. Lamb-Nutter Mortuary, Whitewater has the arrangements. (El Dorado Times, Aug. 17, 1994)


Died, March 21, 1966, Mrs. Gertrude (Stolz) Ullum, at her home. Married Randolph W. Ullum. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Ed Strasser, Mrs. Ted Heilman, Mrs. Clyde Brush, Naomi Moore and Mrs. Austin Tanner, sons, Kenneth and Karl and many grandchildren. Burial was in Potwin Cemetery. (Independent, March 31, 1966)


Died, July 11, 1963, Paul Edwin Ullum, son of Roy E. and blanche Ullum, from an accidental drowning. Married to Wanda Corfman. Survived by wife, mother, sons: Terry, Gary and Jerry, daughter Jeannette and sister, Vivian Bowlin. Burial was in Restlawn Gardens Memory Cemetery. (Independent, July 18, 1963)


Died September 2, 1965, Ralph W. Ullum, at his home. Married Mattie Mead. Survived by wife, daughters, Irene Ford, Florence Hedges, Gladys stites, hazel Parson, Hattie Long and Virginia McClurg, son: Ralph Jr., and half-sister, Faye Arant and grandchildren. Burial was in Sunset Lawns Cemetery. (Independent, September 16, 1965)


Died July 5, 1952, Roy Edwin Ullum, at Axtell hospital. Married Blanche Merryfield. Survived by wife, son Paul, daughter, Mrs. Vivian Bohlin, 2 grandsons, father: C. L. Ullum, brother Joseph and sisters, Nealie Moore and Hazel Oldham. Burial was in Pleasant View Cemetery. (Independent, July 10, 1952)


Died, September 5, 1960, Roy Ullum, lived mostly in Potwin, Kansas. Survived by wife, Mildred, Sis, hazel Parsons, Irene Ford, Florence Hedges, Gladys Stites, Virginia McClurg and Hattie Long, brother, Ralph and parents: Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Ullum. Burial was in Gardena Cemetery. (Independent, September 15, 1960)


Died February 1955, William Randolph Ullum. Married Gertrude Stolz. Survived by wife, sons, Mike, Kenneth, and Carl, daughter, Pauline Heilman, Mrs. Theo Brush, Naomi Moore and Mrs. Bille Tanner, brother, Charlie and sister, Alice Farni and Rose Stauffe. Burial was in Potwin Cemetery. (Independent, February 10, 1955)


Died, February 2, 1951, Mrs. Alice May Ulmer, at Newton, KS. Married Andrew Ulmer. Survived by husband, sons, Lawrence and Linford, grandson Harold and sister, Mrs. Cora Motter. (Independent, February 8, 1951)


Died, January 12, 1953, Andrew J. Ulmer, in Axtell hospital. Married Alice May. Surived by sons, Lawrence and Lindford, grandson, Harold Ulmer, brothers, Fred, Joe and William Ulmer and sister, Mrs. Minnie Corman. Burial was in Whitewater Cemetery. (Independent, January 15, 1953)


Died, April 13, 1948, Mrs. Elma (Barker) Ulmer, at Bethel hospital. Married Fred Ulmer. Survived by husband, son, Howard, sisters: Mary Smith, Sarah Honer and Elizabeth Chaney and brothers, Charles, Ralph and Clarence Barker. Burial was in Green Valley Cemetery. (Independent, April 22, 1948)


Died June 5, 1964, Frederick William Ulmer, son of Will and Lillie Ulmer at his home. He was married to Olive Miller. Survived by wife, daughter Sandra, brother, Henry, Uncle, Joe, and aunts Marie Hiser and Rhoda Mason. Burial was in Green Valley Cemetery. (Independent, June 10, 1965)


Died, April 15, 1953, Fred J. Ulmer, at Axtell hospital. Married Ella Barker. Survived by son, Howard, granddaughter Patricia Ann, brothers, Joseph and Will and sister, Minnie Corfman. Burial was in Green Valley Cemetery. (Independent, April 23, 1953)


Died April 9, 1917, Fredrick Ulmer at the home of his daughter Minnie Corfman, near whitewater. At age 5 his family moved to Harvey County. (Independent, April 12, 1917)


Died June 22, 1966, Joseph Henry Ulmer, at a nursing home in Wichita, Kansas. Burial was in Green Valley Cemetery. (Independent, June 30, 1966)


Died May 22, 1965, Mrs. Lillie (Hiser) Ulmer, 83, daughter of William and Mary Hiser. Married William Ulmer. Survived by sons, Frederick and Henry, granddaughters, Janet Duvanel and Sandra Ulmer, great-granddaughters, Tamara and Kelly Duvanel. Burial was in Green Valley Cemetery. (Independent, May 27, 1965)


Died July 25, 1915, Mrs. Mary (Westerholt) Ulmer, at her Whitewater home. At the age of 5, she came to America with her parents and settled in Madison Co., Illinois. Married to Frederick Ulmer. In 1885, with her husband and three children, moved to Harvey County. (Independent, July 29, 1915)


Died September 21, 1953, Mrs. Maude Isadore (Kinsey) Ulmer, at home. Married Joseph Ulmer. Survived by husband, son, Floyd, sis, Mrs. Lulu Sanders, and brothers, Seaman and Clifford Kinsey. Burial was in Green Valley Cemetery. (Independent, September 24, 1953)


Died April 20, 1960, William Henry Ulmer, in Axtell hospital. Married Lillie Hiser. Survived by wife, sons, Frederick and Henry, and granddaughters, Janet and Sondra, brother, Joe and several nieces and nephews. Burial was in Green valley Cemetery. (Independent, January 15, 1953)


Darlene Dawn Ulrey, 72, Augusta, Securitas Company security guard for Frontier Refinery in El Dorado, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 27, 2007.

Memorial service at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, at Dunsford-Zeiner Funeral Home, Augusta.

She was born on Jan. 7, 1935 in Portland, Ore. to Darryl and Lillian Cork. They precede her. Darlene enjoyed meeting new people, knitting, gardening, flowers, traveling, over-the-road trucking, and the El Dorado Correctional Facilities Prison Ministry. Survivors are: spouse Charles Ulrey of the home; son, Frank (Sharon) McKinnis, Roundup, Mont.; daughters, Marlene Issacson and Linda Graham both of Hermiston, Ore., step-sons Francis Ulrey, Stillwater, Okla., Charles Ulrey, Inman; step-daughters, Cheryl Cunningham and Michelle Hoefer both of Hutchinson; many grand and great-grandchildren.

Memorials may go to Victory Worship Center, Augusta, in care of the funeral home. (Augusta Daily Gazette, Tuesday, May 29, 2007. Submitted by Diana Herrman)


Died November 25, 1919, Clarence Underwood, postmaster of Furley, KS, in an auto accident. (Independent, Novmber 27, 1919)


Naomi R. (Zang) Unger, 65, of Grand Junction, Colo., died Thursday, Aug 4, 1994, at St. Mary’s Hospital. Services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Kirby-Morris Funeral Home. Burial will be in Walnut Valley Memorial Park.

She was born Nov. 29, 1928, in El Dorado the daughter of Elbern A. and Hazel (McClure) Zang. On June 14, 1947, she and Charles F. Unger were married in Ponca City, Okla. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Grand Junction, Brush and Pallet Club and the Museum of Western Colorado.

Survivors include: husband, Charles, son, Michael of Arvada, Colo.; daughter, Jana Maertens of Walled Lake, Mich., six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.

Memorials are to the Arthritis Foundation of Colorado. (El Dorado Times, Aug. 6, 1994)


The little foundling who was left on the doorstep at Jeff Rush’s home several months ago, died this morning at 4:20. The little one had not been sick but was suddenly taken with a spasm during the night. Dr. Dillenbeck was called but the child’s life could not be saved. The funeral occurred this afternoon at 4:00 o’clock. (Walnut Valley Times ~ January 2, 1903 ~ Volume XXXIII, Number 50 ~ Transcribed by Peggy Luce)


Elda Mae Unruh, 91, of Canton, homemaker, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 1994. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Canton Christian Church.

Survivors include: husband, Alvin, sons, Clayton of El Dorado, Bob of Garden City, Cleason of Wilsonville, Ore., Jim of Canton, daughters, Marjorie Sandwell of Marion, Ann Minear of Belle Plaine, brothers, Wesley Decker, of Abiliene, Herman Decker of McPherson, Howard Decker of Tucson, sister, Edna Weibert of Roxbury, 13 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Memorials are to Shiloh Manor Home, Canton. Olson’s Mortuary has the arrangements. (El Dorado Times, Jan. 15, 1994)


Died September 12, 1962, Mrs. Mary (Ewert) Unruh, 84, at Country View rest Home, Newton, KS. Survived by sons: Martin, Frank, John, Ted, Arthur, Howard and Bill, daughters, Luella, Linda and Mary Unruh, Rose and Grace Nickel and Alvina Gilmore, sis: Mrs. J. J. Harms, and grandchildren. (Independent, September 20, 1962)


Died July 20, 1943, Rev. P. H. Unruh, pastor of Aleznderwohl Mennonite Church near Goessel, Ks. (Independent, July 22, 1943)


Died July 11, Preston Wayne Unruh, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Unruh, at home. Survived by parents, and grandparents: Mr. & Mrs. A. P. Unruh and Albert Foster. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. (Independent, July 16, 1953)


Miss Annie Uppenhamp Dies at Florence

Miss Annie Uppenkamp, aged 61 years, died suddenly from a heart attack at her home at Florence this morning about 10 o'clock. She had resided there for 14 years and previous to that time at Wichita and Burns.

Miss Uppenkamp was a member of the Catholic Church and of the Altar Society. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Barney Vestring, of Burns and Mrs. J. Bikey of Wichita. Two brothers preceded her in death. Funeral arrangements will be announced through the Byrd Funeral Home at Burns. (The El Dorado Times, November 22, 1933 ~ Transcribed by Peggy Luce)


Bryce Michael Urton, infant son of Bill Urton and Paula Hynick of Wichita, died Monday, Jan. 31, 1994. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday in Resthaven Gardens of Memory.

Other survivors include: brothers, Brian Urton of El Dorado, Aaron Hynick, at home, sisters, Melissa Urton, Renee Urton, both of El Dorado, grandparents, Mike and Tammy Cox of Rhodes, Iowa, Barbara Cox of Oskaloosa, Iowa, Sharon and Earl Urton of Eureka; gret-grandmother, Donna Kasper of Chariton, Iowa. Resthaven Mortuary has the arrangements. (El Dorado Times, Feb. 3,1994)


Died September 13, 1934, Henry Urvin, at the Axtell Hospital, Newton, KS. Married to Mary Cox. Survived by his wife and 1 brother: Will Heiser. Burial: Chapin, IL (Independent, September 20,1934)


Robert Rudolph Ussery, 29, of Livingston, La., died Friday, Jan. 7, 1994. Graveside services are 9 a.m. Saturday in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Sam Wallace will officiate the services.

Survivors include: father, Robert Ussery, daughter, Ashley Ussery, sisters, April Miller of Wichita, Anna Ussery of Shreveport, Carlene Williams, Robbie Watts, both of Colyell; brother, Hank Ussury of Oklahoma City. Seale Funeral Home in Denham Springs, La., has the arrangements. (El Dorado Times, Jan. 8, 1994)



Julia (Mrs. Carl) Usrey, 75, 1618 N. Topeka, died Wednesday evening.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Carlson Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Sunset Lawns Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 26, 1905 at Freeman, Mo., the daughter of Edward Alvin and Elsie E. Hutson Tabb.  Mrs. Usrey was catalog manager for Montgomery Ward for many years until her retirement.  She married Lloyd S. Weikal on Dec. 25, 1927 at El Dorado.  He died on Aug. 15, 1945.  On Sept. 12, 1947 she married to Carl F. Usrey at Bowling Green, Ohio.  He preceded her in death on Aug. 14, 1976.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church; a member and past Worthy High Pirestess of Queen Esther Shrine No. 10; member and past Worthy Matron of Andrina Chapter No. 93; Order of the Eastern Star; member and pat president of El Dorado Assembly No. 18; Social Order of the Beauceant; and a 54-year member of the Friendship Rebekah Lodge No. 10.

Survivors include a stepson, Kenneth Usrey, Great Island, Neb.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Mayrene Belt, Great Bend, Kan., and Mrs. Carlene Pennington, Augusta; a brother, Edward Tabb, Midland, Mich.; one sister, Alice Kistler, El Monte, Calif.; six grandsons, Don Belt, Ron Belt, Rick Pennington, and Steve, Scott and Todd Usrey; two granddaughters, Connie Jo Smith and Tammy Usrey; and two great-grandsons, Jaon Smith and Michael Pennington.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother.

Memorials have been established with the Institute of Logopedics or the American Heart Association.  Contributions may be left at the Carlson Funeral Home, where friends may call.
(El Dorado Times ~ July 22, 1981)


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