Butler  County,  Kansas




Jillian Irene Yager, born Feb. 19, 2004, 3 months premature, began her fight for life with all the strength her 1 pound 2 ounce body could muster. With the support of her family, special friends and the outstanding efforts of Dr. Roan and the tremendous and caring staff of the Neonatal Unit at Wesley Medical Center, Jillian survived and grew for almost 3 months. On Saturday, May 15, 2004, we lost an angel. Jillian passed away in the loving arms of her parents and in the presence of her Grandparents and Aunt. We have no doubt she is now in the hands of God, under the close supervision of her Great and Great-Great-Grandparents, until we can be together again. Jillian is survived by her parents, Jason and Amanda (Hughes) Yager, her sisters, Maddison of the home and twin sister, Olivia Marie, still in the care of Wesley Hospital, her maternal grandparents, Jim and Kathy Hughes of El Dorado, paternal grandparents, Steve and Ginger Yager of Wichita; aunt Geneva Yager of Kansas City, Mo., uncle, Tony Hughes of El Dorado and a large extended family. We would like to thank everyone for their kindness, support and prayers, without them we would surely not have been granted this precious time or survived her passing. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at Kirby-Morris Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Walnut Valley Memorial Park. A memorial has been established with March of Dimes. (Kansas City Star, May 18, 2004)


Martha C. Yarnall, 76, homemaker, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1997. Service 10:30 a.m. Friday, First Christian Church.

Survivors: sons, Dennis of El Dorado, Robert of Wichita, daughters, Pam Faulconer of Phoenix, Joyce Doane of El Dorado; sisters, Mary Peach of Cottonwood Falls, Jean Larsen of Springfield, Ohio; nine grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Safe House and Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Carlson Funeral Home has the arrangements. (Wichita Eagle, October 8, 1997, page 12A)


Charles Lester Yelley, 88, self employed insurance agent, died Saturday, January 27, 2007. Graveside service 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 31. Walnut Valley Memorial Park, El Dorado, Ks., Preceded by his wife, Jacqueline. Memorial to Kansas Humane Society, 4218 SE Blvd., Wichita, KS 67210. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East has the arrangements. (Wichita Eagle, January 31, 2007, page 2B)


Jacqueline Joy Yelley, 75, died June 15, 2003. Viewing 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Graveside service 10 a.m. Thursday, Walnut Valley Memorial Park in El Dorado, Ks. She retired after 41 years at Boeing as a budget analyst computer program designer.

Survivors: husband of 56 years, Charles L. of the home, and many friends. Memorials established with the Kansas Humane Society, 4218 Southeast Blvd., Wichita, Ks., 67210 and Faith Home Health & Hospice, LLC., 7804 E Funston, Suite 203, Wichita, KS 67207. (Wichita Eagle, June 17, 2003, page 2B)


Madge P. Yelley, 84, of El Dorado, retired Graves Drug Store employee and former Scott's Dress Shop and Boeing Military Airplane Co., employee, died Wednesday, August 27, 1986. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Carlson Funeral Home.

Survivors: sons, Charles of Wichita, Clifford of Oakmont, Pa.; two grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the First Baptist Church Day Care Center. (The Wichita Eagle, August 29,1986, page 5D)


Evelyn Electra Young, 86, died Friday, May 15, 2009 at Trinity Manor, Dodge City.

She was born on January 13, 1923 in Electra, Texas, the daughter of ray and Veryl (Nearhood) Newsom. She married Forrest Young on October 16, 1941, at Las Cruisa, New Mexico. He preceded her in death on February 14, 1986, after 44 years of marriage.

She worked at Graves Drug starting at the south store as a car hop in 1939. It was there where she met her husband. When the Graves Drug Store closed in 1996, she was still not ready for retirement and went to work at the Golden Corral for four years.

Survivors include her daughter, Carol and husband, Gerald Owens, Dodge City; two sisters, and their husbands, Jean and Dick Pennington, El Dorado, Doris and Jack Cypert, Andover, four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado with burial at Walnut Valley Memorial Park.

Memorials are suggested to the Hospice of the Prairie in her memory in care of the Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado. Condolences to the family can be left at Carlson Colonial Funeral Home. (The Dodge City Daily Globe, May 19, 2009)


Floyd Lowell Young died Friday, February 12, 2010 at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital in El Dorado surrounded by his family following a prolonged illness.

He was born to Otto Frank "O.F." and Ethel Thornton Young on March 19, 1922, at the family farm in rural Chanute. Lowell attended elementary school in Petrolia and graduated from Humboldt High School in 1939. He worked the farm with his two brothers, Kenneth (deceased) and Clayton (Ulysses) until entering the Army in 1944, where he was stationed in Okinawa.

Upon his return to the states, he married Shirley Bledsoe on Oct. 30, 1946.

Lowell worked for the Texas Empire Company and moved around between Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri, working on the pipelines before settling in El Dorado in 1952, where he worked for Cities Service until his retirement in 1982.

Lowell was well-known as the neighborhood carpenter, repairman, cabinet maker, mechanic and general "fix anything that's broke" guy. He enjoyed fishing for crappie and the occasional catfish with his friends and making cradles, swings, high chairs and desks for anyone that expressed an interest in them.

Lowell is survived by his wife of 63 years, Shirley; his two daughters, Laura Young Green and husband Steve of Las Vegas, Nev., Marsha Young Arnall and husband Maurice of Independence, Mo.; and his brother, Clayton Young of Ulysses.

"Grandpa FLY" will be missed greatly by his three grandchildren and their spouses, Meredith Arnall Hay and Eric of Henderson, Texas, Amanda Arnall Couch and Brad of St. Charles, Mo., Aaron Arnall and Ashleigh of Oklahoma City, Okla.; as well as by his three great-grandchildren, Mia and Maggie Hay and Benjamin Couch.

The family and the community at large will miss Lowell's always-ready helping hand, his quiet, gentle spirit, dry sense of humor and his safe "oilfield" wisdom and advice.

Lowell was a member of the American Legion Post 81.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kirby-Morris Funeral Home, El Dorado.

A memorial has been established with the New Challengers Sunday School Class at the First Baptist Church in El Dorado. (The Chanute Tribune, February 16, 2010, page 2A)


Forrest A. "Chic" Young, 64, of El Dorado, retired parts manager, died Friday. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Carlson Funeral Home.

Survivors: wife, Evelyn, son, James R. of Savannah, Ga.; daughter, Carol A. Montei of Pratt, brother, Ralph of Reseda, Calif., half brothers, Kenneth Criss of Victorville, Calif., Harold Young of Phoenix; half sisters, Maxine Hawthrone of Eureka, Viola Miller of Corpus Christi, Texas, Gladys McCune of Seattle; three grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society. (The Wichita Eagle, February 16, 1986, page 6B)


Joy L. Young, 54, of El Dorado, retired Butler Greenwood Bi-County Health Dept. nurse, died Friday, Nov. 28, 1986. Service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, First Presbyterian Church.

Survivor: daughter, Roxanne, of El Dorado. Memorial has been established with First United Presbyterian church. Carlson Funeral Home. (The Wichita Eagle, November 30, 1986, page 7E)


Hazel Zang, 79, of El Dorado, homemaker, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1987. Service has been changed to 1 p.m. today, Kirby-Morris Funeral Home, El Dorado. Albert E. Gebhart, 86, of 3120 S. Martinson, retired Wichita Union Railway Station baggage foreman died Saturday Jan. 17, 1987. Services 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Broadway Mortuary, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Fargo (Okla.) Cemetery.

Survivors: wife, Ruth; son, Albert Walter of Wichita, daughter, Beulah Tate of Mooreland, Okla.; stepdaughter, Patricia Grant of Talent, Ore.; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. (The Wichita Eagle, January 19, 1987, page 4B)


Lloyd J. Zang, Sr., 80, retired structural iron worker, died Wednesday, October 23, 1996. Service 2:30 p.m. Monday, Walnut Valley Memorial Park.
Survivors: wife, Mildred, sons, Lloyd of Towanda, Ray of Pratt, Larry McEachern, Jerry McEachern, Gary McEacher, daughter, Debra Chandler all of El Dorado; 14 grandchildren, nine great-grandchilren. Memorial has been established with Hospice Inc. Carlson Funeral Home. (The Wichita Eagle, October 25, 1996, page 14A)


Patricia Ann Zieman, 72, of El Dorado, died Dec. 12, 2006 at her home in El Dorado. Services were held at 3 p.m. Friday at the First Christian Church. Burial followed in Walnut Valley Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pat was born Dec. 15, 1933, in El Dorado, the daughter of Willis Everett and Elizabeth C. Truman Moore. She had lived in El Dorado most all of her life. She graduated from El Dorado High School with the class of 1951. She was united in marriage to Charles Zieman on Dec. 31, 1952 in El Dorado. He preceded her in death in 1999. She loved to play bingo and go to the nearest casino to play the slots. She was a wonderful homemaker.

Survivors include two sons and their wives, Curtis and Sandy Zieman and Mark and Tracey Zieman, both of El Dorado, two sisters, Carolyn Ives of Phoenix and Kathy Hoveskland of Goddard, four grandchildren, Amber Sellman, Zachary Zieman, Tony Zieman and Dawn Zieman and great-grandchildren, Mark, Drake, Xander, Candice and Dominic.

A memorial has been established with the Diabetes Association. Contributions may be left with Kirby-Morris Funeral Home who is assisting the family with their arrangements. Condolences may be sent to Kirby Morris Funeral Home. (El Dorado Daily Journal, Ill, December 18, 2006)


Springtown, Texas - Adele Marie Zuercher, 90, former resident of El Dorado, Kansas, died Saturday, October 23 in Texas. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 27, Park Avenue Baptist Church, El Dorado. Survivors: daughter, Marcia (Jerald) Shumate, Springtown, Texas, sisters, Thelma Bradley, Wanda Blew, brother, Jarold Smith, grandchildren, Austin and Erin Shumate. Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado, has the arrangements. (The Wichita Eagle, October 26, 2010)


Dennis W. Zuercher, 86, retired Butler County Community College groundskeeper, died Tuesday, April 27, 1999. Service 1 p.m. Friday, Park Avenue Baptist Church.

Survivors: wife, Adele; daughter, Marcia Shumate of Springtown, Texas, one grandchild. Memorial has been established with Park Avenue Baptist Church. Carlson Funeral Home has the arrangements. (Wichita Eagle, April 29, 1999, page 10A)



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