CHEROKEE  COUNTY,  KANSAS
 

 

OBITS


SHELTON, MARTHA

Baxter Springs --- Mrs. Marth Shelton, 84, of Baxter Springs, died Monday at the home.  She was born in Iberia, Mo., and had lived in Baxter Springs 49 years.  She was a member of the First Christian Church of Baxter Springs.  She leaves three sons, Benjamin Shelton, Dallas, Ore., J. W. Shelton, San Bernardino, Calif., and Dennis Shelton, Baxter Springs; a daughter, Mrs. Freda Casey, Kansas City; two sisters, Mrs. Edith martin, San Diego, and Mrs. Rosa Homan, Carrollton, Mo., eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Schurman Chapel, Baxter Springs; burial in Baxter Springs Cemetery.
(Kansas City Star ~ May 21, 1975)

PRATT, COLONEL

DIED AT BAXTER SPRINGS

Baxter Springs, Kan., August 26 --- Colonel Pratt died at the Springs hotel at 10 o'clock this evening.
(Kansas City Times ~ Wednesday ~ August 27, 1884)

BUNN, IDA

BAXTER SPRINGS, KANSAS

Miss Ida Bunn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Bunn, died at the home of her parents in this city Tuesday.  The funeral services were held at the Baptist church Friday, conducted by Rev. Uriah Cole.
(Plaindealer ~ Topeka, KS ~ Friday ~ October 15, 1915)

ROSS, FLOSSIE

BAXTER SPRINGS ITEMS

Flossie, the little four-year-old daughter of Mrs. Matilda Ross, died last Friday morning at 4 o'clock.  The funeral services were held at their residence Saturday at 1 o'clock.
(Parsons Weekly Blade ~ Saturday ~ April 15, 1893)

FRIBLEY, MARY ALMA

MRS. J. J. FRIBLEY CLAIMED BY DEATH

After an illness of six weeks, Mrs. Mary Alma Fribley, 77 years old, of Baxter Springs, Kan., died at the home of her son, C. J. Fribley, 318 A. street, northwest, at 2 o'clock this morning.  Mrs. Fribley came to Miami last week to remain with her son until her condition improved but suffered a change to the worse several days ago.

Mrs. Fribley and her husband, J. J. Fribley, came to this district 38 years ago from Ohio, settling at Baxter Springs, which has been their home since that time.  She is survived by her husband and two sons, C. J. Fribley of Miami and Ed J. Fribley of Baxter Springs, Kan.

Funeral services have not been entirely completed by will be held at the C. J. Fribley residence here at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.
(Miami District Daily News ~ Tuesday ~ June 15, 1920)

MOORE, CYNTHIA

BAXTER SPRINGS, KANS.

Mrs Cynthia Moore, wife of Mr. Robert Moore, who resides on a farm about two miles out of town, died at the Central Hospital in Joplin, Mo., where she underwent a surgical operation.  The deceased had been ill for some time and seemed to be conscious of the fact that her work here upon earth was fast coming to a close.  She left a bright and glorious testimony, telling her smaller children what she desired them to do.  She also told her many friends to meet her in heaven.  The funeral was held Wednesday, November 17, at 2:30 p.m. at the Mount Olive Baptist Church, Rev. J. W. Lavender, pastor of the Bethlehem Baptist Church, officiating.  He gave a touching tribute to the life of the deceased.  She also leaves a faithful husband, ten children, one sister and a host of friends to mourn her departure.
(Plaindealer ~ Topeka, KS ~ Friday ~ November 26, 1915)

SMITH, HARVEY B.


BAXTER SPRINGS, KANS.

Mr. Harvey B. Smith, aged 29 years, the only son of Mrs. Scena Smith, died in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday morning November 17, at the hospital, following an operation for appendicitis.  The deceased was reared here in this town and to know him was to love him, was of a kind and amiable disposition; he was known here and elsewhere as "Doc" Smith.  He always had a smile for every one he met and seemed in all of his actions to look on the sunny side of life.  During his illness his mother was walled to his bedside, and these were the words he said to her:  "God has certainly been a good God, he has let me live here these twenty-nine years and now I have got to die, do not grieve after me."  The funeral service was held Friday, November 19, at 2:00 p.m. at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Rev. J. B. McDonald officiating.  The deceased leaves a devoted mother, two loving sisters and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his loss.
(Plaindealer ~ Topeka, KS ~ Friday ~ November 26, 1915)

HOPE, Dr. W. T.

A KANSAS DENTIST DIES

Baxter Springs, Kas., July 6 --- Dr. W. T. Hope, 64, a dentist, died at his home here today.  He had practiced here thirty-three years.
(Kansas City Star ~ Sunday ~July 7, 1946)

GOODEAGLE, FRANCIS QUAPAW

FRANCIS GOODEAGLE DIES AT BAXTER SPRINGS, KAS.

Francis Quapaw Goodeagle, whose wife Wat-tah-noh-zhe was the allottee of a large section of the mining land which is a part of the town of Commerce, died at his home at Baxter Springs, Kansas, at 5 o'clock Wednesday morning of stomach trouble.  He was 76 years of age.

Besides his wife, Mr. Goodeagle is survived by five sons and a daughter.  The children, all of whom are grown, are Charles, Burton, Francis Richard, Levi and Paul Goodeagle, and Clara May Goodeagle.

The body of the pioneer tribesman was prepared by the Harvey Undertaking company of Baxter Springs for removal to the old Goodeagle farm home, about six miles east of Zineville.  Funeral services will be held Thursday forenoon under the direction of Father Gorman of Galena.  This ceremony will be followed by the old tribal burial rites in which the Indian relatives and friends of the decedent will take part.  A big feast is being prepared under the direction of relatives of Goodeagle at Baxter Springs.  It will be served at the conclusion of the burial ceremony.

Some of the famous mines of Commerce and vicinity have paid royalties to Goodeagle and his wife, who were among the best known of the Quapaws.
(Miami District Daily News ~ Wednesday ~ February 23, 1921)


BURIAL RITES FOR QUAPAW CHIEFTAIN HELD AT OLD HOME

RICHEST INDIAN LAID TO REST IN FAMILY PLOT AT DEVIL'S PROMENADE
 
With hundreds of his fellow tribesmen and friends in attendance Francis Quapaw Goodeagle, former chief councilman for the Quapaw tribe and one of the wealthiest Indians of the district, who died at his home at Baxter Springs, Kansas, Wednesday was laid to rest Thursday at noon in the "happy hunting grounds" on his old farm home in Devil's Hollow in the old Quapaw reservation.

Although the funeral services were in general conformity to modern ideas the big feast at which members of the tribe and their friends were invited guests, was not omitted and members of the Quapaw tribe from every section of the county were in attendance.

In obedience to the wishes of Goodeagle the Catholic services were said by Father Gorman of Galena, Kansas.  Goodeagle accepted the Catholic faith a week before his death.  Two solos were sung by Misses Josephine Johnson and Mabel Rummel of Baxter Springs.

BURIED AT TOP OF HILL

The funeral party assembled at the old Goodeagle home and walked from there to the top of a hill, a short distance from the house, where by the request of the aged Indian, his grave had been made.

After the funeral the party returned to the house where an elaborate feast had been prepared.  About 200 persons were served.  Thursday afternoon a football game was staged near the Goodeagle home

In accordance with the Indian tradition and the request of the veteran tribesman members of the his family, excepting his wife, will remain for four days at the old hom, Wah-tah-noh zhe, Goodeagle's wife, was too ill to accompany the funeral party from their family home at Baxter Springs.  Eight tribal chiefs and leaders of the tribe acted as pall bearers.

MOSTWIDELY KNOWN INDIAN

Goodeagle was one of the most widely known Indians in this district.  He owned mining land, farming land and city property that has an estimated valuation of $400,000 to $500,000.

Royalties from the Goodeagle land in the mining field already have amounted to approximately $200,000.

Goodeagle was owner of a farm, eight miles southeast of Baxter Springs, which is one of the largest in the district.  He also owned more then 300 acres of farming land under government restrictions and 200 acres of mining land.  Together with his wife and family he owned approximately 1,500 acres.

BUILT HOTEL AT BAXTER

He and his sons built the Goodeagle hall and Goodeagle hotel in Baxter Springs.

Goodeagle was known to every Quapaw Indian.  he was one of the few living pioneer Indians who first lived on the banks of the Neosho river, near Peoria.  Twenty-five years ago he was chosen chief councilman for his tribe and has acted for his brothers in all of their dealings with the government.  He made a number of trips to Washington and conferred with government officials in an effort to adjust land claims and to obtain allotments for members of his tribe.
(Miami District Daily News ~ Thursday ~ February 24, 1921)

DANEL, ELLEN

MRS. LAWRENCE DANEL

Baxter Springs, Kan. --- Services for Mrs. Ellen Danel, 78, resident 48 years who died Friday, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Assembly of God Church, of which she was a member.

Born in Laurel County, Ky., she came to Baxter Springs from Galena, Kan.  Her husband, Lawrence, died in 1923.

Survivors include two sons, Walter, Muskogee, Okla., and Kenneth, Wichita, and a brother, George Mays, Champaign, Ill.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Sunday ~ August 11, 1968)

BARK, JOHN N.

DIED---In our city on the 23, Mr. John N. Bark, age 73 years, he was the father of Mrs. J. R. Tucker, and one of Baxters best citizens.  His remains was taken to his old home in Kentucky, where he was buried.
(Southern Argus ~ Baxter Springs, KS ~ Thursday ~ January 28, 1892)

PETTICREW, DAN

Mr. Dan Petticrew, an old resident on Tennessee Prairie, died on the 21st.  This disciple of Christ left on record words justifying us in saying "he has gone to rest."
(Southern Argus ~ Baxter Springs, KS ~ Thursday ~ January 28, 1892)

MASTER, W. B.

CIVIL WAR VETERAN DIES AT HOME OF DAUGHTER

W. B. Master, 82 years old, a veteran of the civil war, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. I. Richardson, at Baxter Springs, Kan., Saturday morning at 6 o'clock will be borne to his grave Monday by six veterans of the world war, with six civil war veterans as honorary pall bearers.

Mr. Master is survived by another daughter, Mrs. E. A. Drehr, of St. Louis, Mo.  The funeral will be held at the Richardson home at noon, Monday, Mrs. Lou Love, of Galena, officiating.  Burial will be made in the Carterville cemetery under the direction of the Todd Undertaking company of Picher.
(Miami District Daily News ~ Sunday ~ April 10, 1921)

DYER, NEWTON

Little Newton, the only son of Captain and Mrs. D. B. Dyer, aged 3 years, died at his parents' residence, at Baxter Springs, Kas., on last Tuesday, of mombraneous croup.  Captain Dyer was assistant enrolling and engrossing clerk of the last legislature, and his wife and child were in the city all winter.  Master Newton was an exceptionally bright child, and his parents have the entire sympathy of the community in their present affliction.
(Daily Illinois State Register ~ Tuesday ~ November 11, 1879)

BLUE, CORDELIA

Miss Cordelia Blue, of Columbus, daughter of ex-Congressman R. W. Blue, died of lung trouble at El Paso, Tex., last week.  Miss Blue was a most estimable young woman with a large circle of friends.
(American Citizen ~ Kansas City, KS ~ Friday ~ January 9, 1903)

MAYS, GEORGE W.

Columbus, Kan., Nov. 12 --- George W. Mays, deputy district clerk, died this morning of congestion of the lungs, after an illness of thirty-six hours.  He was worshipful master of Prudence lodge,  No. 100, A.F. & A.M., and a member of the Oswego Commandery and will be buried by them on Sunday afternoon.
(Kansas Semi-Weekly Capital ~ Tuesday ~ November 16, 1897)

FREEMAN, DANIEL S.

DEATH OF D. S. FREEMAN

Columbus, Kas., Feb. 9 --- D. S. Freeman, one of the oldest settlers in Cherokee county, and a resident of Columbus for thirty years, a prominent Grand Army man and owner of the Columbus nurseries, died at his home here this evening of heart failure.
(Kansas Semi-Weekly Capital ~ Tuesday ~ February 13, 1900)

STEWART, RAYMOND

GALENA ITEMS

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Embray and Miss Bessie Patterson of Granby, Mo., attended the funeral of Mr. Raymond Stewart who accidently shot himself while hunting last Wednesday in Coffeyville, Kansas.  He died the following Monday.  Services were held Wednesday at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m.  Raymond was 17 years old and leaves a mother, father, and sister and a number of relatives to mourn his loss.  He was a nephew of Mrs. Embray of Granby, Mo.  Burial was in the Galena cemetery.
(Messenger ~ Ft. Scott, KS ~ Friday ~ November 9, 1917)

PERRY, JOHN


WEIR, KANSAS

John Perry, died at Columbus on the 30th alt.  He was an old timer about about 75 years old.  The funeral took place on August 1st, many from this place attending.

WELDY, COLONEL L. C.

COL. WELDY DEAD --- Colonel L. C. Weldy, editor of the Galena Republican, died at his home there of a complication of stomach disease and fever.  Colonel Weldy has been a resident of Cherokee county thirty years and of Galena since 1880.  He was 57 years old and leaves a wife and one grandchild.
(Meade County News ~ February 4, 1904)

BIDWELL, MAE FITZPATRICK

Mrs. Mae Fitzpatrick Bidwell, wife of S. J. Bidwell, died in Galena, Kan., on Friday.  The remains will lay in state at the residence of the parents of the deceased.  Mr. and Mrs. J. Fitzpatrick, 356 Wabash avenue, today.  Funeral service will be held on Monday morning at 9 o'clock at the Pro-Cathedral.
(Wichita Daily Eagle ~ December 26, 1897)

McCLURE, IDA

Ida McClure, aged 19, a farmer's daughter of Cherokee county, took strychnine and died.
(State Ledger ~ Saturday ~ September 21, 1901)

WALDRUP, THOMAS

GALENA

Thomas Waldrup, 60 years old, who died at his home was buried Tuesday in Oak Hill cemetery, the services being held at the Mission church.  He leaves the widow and five children.
(Miami District Daily News ~ Wednesday ~ February 5, 1919)

CIRCLE, THOMAS

GALENA

Thomas Circle, age 5 years, died in the McKinney hospital Monday afternoon as the result of injuries received in an accident where he was entangled in the wheel of a moving wagon.  An operation was necessary and after this he lived only a short time.  This is the third death in the family in the last four months.
(Miami District Daily News ~ Tuesday ~ May 27, 1919)

COLE, RUTH MAXINE

GALENA

Ruth Maxine, 2-weeks-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cole, was buried Saturday in Oak Hill cemetery.
(Miami District Daily News ~ Sunday ~ January 12, 1919)


SHARP, HENRY S.

GALENA

Henry S. Sharp, 84 years of age, died Friday at the home of his son, George.  He was found dead when called for breakfast.  Heart disease was the cause.
(Miami District Daily News ~ Sunday ~ January 12, 1919)

GIBBS, ROBERTA / SEAMAN, WILLIAM

GALENA

The funeral of Miss Roberta Gibbs who was killed in an automobile at the Frisco crossing in this city Wednesday was held Monday morning at the residence of an aunt, Mrs. A. J. Flynn.  Burial was at Melrose, Kan.  The funeral of William Seaman, the flagman, who was killed, was held Sunday afternoon, burial in Oak Hill cemetery.
(Miami District Daily News ~ Monday ~ February 10, 1919)

DEVORELL, JOHN T.

GALENA

John T. Devorell, 74, who has been riding around the county in a wagon for some time, was found dead in the wagon Tuesday.  He will be buried in the Galena cemetery.
(Miami District Daily News ~ Wednesday ~ May 21, 1919)

CHESTNUT, ANNA

GALENA

Mrs. Anna Chestnut, wife of Fred Chestnut, died at her home near this city Thursday.  Funeral services were held today at the home, and interment will take place at Messer cemetery.  Fred Chestnut, the husband, is critically ill with pneumonia.
(Miami District Daily News ~ Friday ~ February 7, 1919)

POWELL, INFANT SON

GALENA

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James Powell, died at 7 o'clock Thursday night.  Funeral services were held today and burial in Lowell cemetery.
(Miami District Daily News ~ Friday ~ February 7, 1919)

KING, MARY

GALENA

Mrs. Mary King, aged 82, died Thursday.   Funeral was held today.
(Miami District Daily News ~ Friday ~ February 28, 1919)

COX, BERTHA

GALENA

Bertha, 3-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Buff Cox, died Thursday of pneumonia.  Funeral services were held at the Mission church this morning.
(Miami District Daily News ~ Friday ~ February 28, 1919)

STONE, W. B.

FUNERAL OF W. B. STONE

Funeral services for W. B. Stone, a retired mining operator of Galena, Kas., who died Monday, will be tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock in the chapel at Mount Washington Cemetery.  A Masonic service will be at the grave.  The family will arrive in the city tonight.  Colonel Stone had been in the hardware business here for twenty-five years.
(Kansas City Star ~ Wednesday ~ April 21, 1915)

EDWARDS, JAUNITA

EDWARDS---Jaunita, age 57, of R. R. 1, Galena, Kan., passed away March 26, 1968, at mason City, Iowa.  Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sat. in the Faith Memorial Chapel at Immanuel Baptist Church, 1415 S. Topeka.  The Rev. Emit O. Ray and The Rev. Ted R. Wilxoc officiating.  Burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Norwich, Kan.  Large parking lot adjacent to the mortuary for the convenience of friends.  Services by Broadway Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Friday ~ March 29, 1968)

SAPP, WILLIAM F.

THE SAPP FUNERAL TODAY/

Galena, March 12 --- Funeral services for William F. Sapp, Democratic National committeeman from Kansas, who died Thursday, were held at the First Methodist Church here this afternoon.  All business houses in the city were closed, and many of the mines suspended operationsn during the hours of service.   Burial was in a local cemetery.
(Emporia Gazette ~ Monday ~ March 12, 1917)

HEDDENS, MRS. N. L.

KANSAS WOMAN FATALLY BURNED

Galena, Kan., Aug. 3 --- Mrs. N. L. Heddens was fatally burned here while preparing dinner.  She was about to use a gasoline stove and opened the valve too far, so that the fluid overran and filled the room with inflammable fumes.  The moment, then, that she applied a match the flames burst forth and ignited her clothing and before help could reach her all her clothes were burned from her body.
(Parsons Weekly Blade ~ Friday ~ August 10, 1900)

COOK, JOSEPH WILBUR


DEATH  OF  JOSEPH  COOK

Joseph Cook, 64 years old, an old resident of Cherokee county, died at his home four miles northwest of Galena yesterday morning.  Death resulted from a prolonged illness due to a complication of diseases.  He leaves a wife and several children.  Funeral services were held at 10 o'clock this morning and interment was made in the Messer cemetery.
(The Columbus Daily Advocate ~ Wednesday ~ January 8, 1919)

JOSEPH  COOK'S  FUNERAL

Funeral services for Joseph Cook, aged 64 years, died at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at his home near Military after a prolonged illness due to auto-intoxication, were held at the residence at 2 o'clock yesterday and interment was made in the Messer cemetery.
(The Columbus Daily Advocate ~ Thursday ~ January 9, 1919)

COOK, JAMES ARTHUR

J. A. COOK KILLED IN FARM ACCIDENT

James Arthur (Red) Cook, 47, a lifetime resident of Cherokee county, was killed instantly about 11 o'clock yesterday morning while cutting brush on the Bert Bailey farm located one-half mile west of the Crestline corner.  At the time of the accident, Mr. Cook was riding a tractor and pulling a brush cutter.  He apparently fell from the tractor into the path of the cutter.   Mr. Bailey and Mr. Cook's young son, Jim, were nearby but did not see the accident.  When Mr. Bailey heard the tractor stop, he went to investigate and discovered what had occurred.

Born May 10, 1910, on a farm south and east of Columbus, Mr. Cook was the son of Joseph and Hattie Cooley Cook.  He attended the Clem school and later farmed and worked in the lead and zinc mines in the area.  He was married to Miss Goldie Lynch on Feb. 2, 1935, at Galena and they had made their home on farms in the Crestline vicinity since.  From 1945 until 1951, Mr. Cook was employed by John Riker at the elevator and implement store in Crestline.  In 1951, the family moved to their present home on the R. W. Hartley farm on Columbus route two which adjoins the Bailey farm where the accident occurred.  Mr. Cook was well known in the community and very well liked.

County Coroner Lyle D. Murdock, Sheriff Bill Crain and Deputy Sheriff Bob Link were called to the scene to investigate the accident.

Survivors include the widow of the home and three sons, Robert E. Cook of Wichita, and Michael R. and Jim Cook, both of the home; one brother, Major Wilber Cook, of Battle Creek, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Wells of Crestline and Mrs. Bythel Burris of Antioch, Calif., and one granddaughter.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Crestline Christian church with the Rev. Dow Booe, assisted by the Rev. Ernest Tyree, officiating.  Burial will be in the Park cemetery.

The body will remain at the Jorden funeral home until 6 o'clock Friday evening when it will be taken to the family home to lie in state.  It will be removed to the church at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon for services.
(Columbus Daily Advocate ~ Wednesday ~ November 6, 1957)

FRENCH, FRED W.

FRED W. FRENCH OF BAXTER DIES

Fred W. French of Baxter Springs, died at 2:05 yesterday afternoon in the Baxter Springs hospital after a long illness.  He was 81.

Born Nov. 13, 1881, at Berryville, Ark., he moved to Baxter Springs in 1936 from Galena.  He was a retired railroad employee.

Survivors include one son, Richard R. French, Detroit and one daughter, Mrs. Joe Eleane Baker, Foster, Ore.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Purdy-Wene funeral home of Baxter Springs.
(Columbus Daily Advocate ~ Monday ~ July 10, 1967)

HAYNES THOMAS

THOMAS HAYNES DIES

Passes Away at Age of 80 Years, Funeral Held Friday

Thomas Haynes, who has been a resident of this county for several years, and who was well known and respected among a large number of friends, died March 18, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Green, three miles north of Columbus.  He was past 80 years of age.

Besides a number of relatives and friends, he leaves to mourn his loss, three sons and two daughters, Frank and John Haynes of Sherwin, Howard Haynes of Scammon, Mrs. Fred Green, living north of Columbus, and one daughter in Oklahoma.  All were present for the funeral except Frank, who has been in poor health for some time.

The funeral was held Friday at 1:00 p.m. from the home, conducted by Rev. E. A. Davis of Pittsburg.  Interment in the City cemetery.


OBITUARY OF MR. THOS. HAYNES


Thomas Haynes was born in Shrophire, England, January 29, 1834.  Departed this life March 18, 1914, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Green, 3 miles north of Columbus, at the age of 80 years, 1 month and 18 days.  He came to America March, 1860, and farmed in McLain county, Ill., till the civil war broke out in 1861, then he enlisted as a private in Co. B. 52nd regiment of Illinois infantry, and served during the war, and was given an honorable discharge, July 6, 1865.

He was married to Mrs. Sarah Buzzard Thatcher August 28, 1866, to this union six children were born, five of whom survive, Mrs. Annas Kughn, of Agra, Okla.; Mrs. Agnes Green, Columbus, Kas.; Mr. John Haynes, Scammon, Kans.; Mr. Frank Haynes, Sherwin, Kans., and Mr. Howard Haynes of Scammon, Kas.

He settled in Cherokee county, October, 1876, and has resided up to his death, here.  He was ever loyal in speaking a good word for Cherokee county.

One sister and brother also survive him, Mrs. Anna Icke of Shropshire, England, and Mr. John Haynes of McLain county, Ill.; and he leaves to mourn his loss twenty grandchildren.  He became a member of the M. E. church in 1873 and was an honorable, upright man all his days.  His greatest desire was to live so as to come forth in the first Resurrection.

Thos. Haynes marked the 14th generation of John Eines of Bausley Montgomeryshire, descended from Brochwell Yscithrog, Prince of Pouys, who resigned A. D. 600, and whose capital was Shewsbury, England.

The funeral of Mr. Haynes was held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Green on March 20th, conducted by Elder John Davis of L. D. S. church of Pittsburg, Kans., and the choir services were from the L. D. S. church of Scammon.  "Nearer My God, to Thee," was played on the organ as the children and grandchildren marched into the room where the deceased lay.  The floral offerings were very beautiful, being of white and pink carnations, and white and pink sweet peas and white lilies.

The pall bearers were old soldier friends of the deceased, from Columbus.
(Modern Light ~ Thursday ~ March 26, 1914)


BURRIS, JERRY DAVID

RITES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR JERRY DAVID BURRIS

Funeral services for Jerry David Burris, 6-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. B. O. Burris of Galena route 1, who died Sunday night at Freeman hospital in Joplin, were held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Crestline Christian church.  he had been ill 10 weeks.

Burial was in the Hill Crest cemetery under the direction of the Derfelt-Booe funeral home.

Surviving besides his parents are three brothers, Bob Burris of Columbus, Dick Burris of Antioch, Calif., and Jack Burris of the home, and two sisters, Miss Peggy June Burris of Columbus and Betty Lou Burris of the home.
(Galena Sentinel-Times ~ Thursday ~ June 3, 1948)

COOK, JOSEPH WILBUR, JR.

LT. COL. COOK DIES SUDDENLY AT HOME

Army Lt. Col. Joseph Wilbur Cook (Ret.), 69, died suddenly early Saturday afternoon in his home at Dogwood Lakes Estates on Bonifay Route 3.

Born in Osceola, Missouri, he began his military career in 1924.  As member of U.S. Army, he say duty in Panama, Philippines, French Indo China, China, Burma, Korea, Okinawa, North Africa, Italy and the European Theatre, bringing his military career to an impressive total of 25 years, during which he received numerous medals and commendations.  He entered Federal services in 1958 and was employed for nine years with the U.S. Army Support Center, St. Louis, Mo., as transportation officer before joining the Army Depot there in December 1966.  During his 11 years of civil service, he received several awards and certificates for outstanding performance of duties.

In January 1969, he retired and came with his wife, Marcelle, to make their home at Dogwood Lakes Estates.

He was a member of the Eagles, the Elks Lodge, Bonifay Kiwanis Club, Dogwood Lakes Country Club and American Legion.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Shady Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Charlie Hinson officiating.  Military rites were conducted at the graveside in Shady Grove Cemetery.  Sims Funeral HOme directed.

Members of Bonifay Kiwanis Club served as honorary pall-bearers.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Marcelle Cook of Bonifay Route 3; two sisters, Mrs. Daisy Wells of Galena, Kansas, Mrs. Beulah Burris of Antioch, Calif., a sister-in-law, Mrs. Goldie Lyerla of Baxter Springs, Kansas; several nieces and nephews.
(Holmes County Advertiser ~ Bonifay, Florida ~ Thursday ~ October 28, 1971)

HAYNES, SARAH

DEATH OF MRS. T. HAYNES

The Death Angel has visited another one of our bright and happy homes and called from our midst Mrs. Sarah Haynes, wife of Thomas Haynes, living four miles northwest of town.  Mrs. Haynes was 74 years of age.

The deceased leaves a husband and several children besides a host of friends to mourn her loss.

Funeral services were held at the home this (Tuesday) afternoon at 1 p.m.  Interment in the Columbus cemetery.
(Columbus Daily Advocate ~ Tuesday ~ January 4, 1910)

HAYNES, FRANK H.

Frank H. Haynes Dies At Home In Columbus

Frank H. Haynes, aged 74, and a resident of Columbus since 1945, died at his home, 222 North Illinois Avenue, yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.  He had been seriously ill a month and in poor health several years.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Ruhland funeral home with Rev. Robert C. Scott officiating.  Burial will be in the Edgman cemetery.

Mr. Haynes was born Oct. 6, 1875, in Bloomington, Ill.  He came to Kansas with his parents while a small child and had resided in the Sherwin community until he moved to Columbus four years ago.

On October 6, 1896, he was married to Cora Randell.  She preceded him in death in Jan. 1905.

Surviving are two sons, Arthur and Elmer Haynes of rural Hallowell; two brothers, Howard Haynes of rural Columbus and John Haynes of near Cherokee and two grandchildren.
(Columbus Daily Advocate ~ Wednesday ~ June 1, 1949)

BOYES, ZENOBIA

MRS. HAROLD BOYES

Zenobia Boyes, 63, 305 Old Main, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1986 at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita.?

Services were held Thursday at Petersen's Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Fred Spinder officiating.  A memorial service was held Friday at Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena, with the Rev. Verne Kenney officiating.  Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Galena.

She was born Sept. 17, 1923, in Galena, the daughter of Wilbur and Mozell Hatfield Cook.  On March 16, 1940, she married Harold A. Boyes in Joplin, Mo.  He survives of the home.  She was a member of the VFW and Eagles Auxiliaries, both of Newton.

Other survivors include two sons, Gary A. Boyes of Newton and Danny Boyes of Wichita; one daughter, Carolyn Sturgeon, of Newton; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Merl Mallatt, Jack Boyes, Darrell Boyes, Denny Flowers, Mike and Todd Sturgeon.
(Galena Sentinel ~ October 8, 1986)

LYONS, WILMER

WILMER LYONS OF LOWELL DIES

Lowell, Kan. --- Wilmer E. Lyons, 78, Lowell, died at 12:20 p.m. Friday at Baxter Memorial Hospital, Baxter Springs, after suffering an apparent heart attack.

Mr. Lyons was born June 13, 1904, in Lowell and was a lifetime resident.  He was a retired carpenter for Stanley Plumbing and a member of Lowell Friends Church.

He married Rosalie Brittle Nov. 21, 1925, in Baxter Springs.  She survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Wilmer Leroy Lyons and Neal Vernon Lyons, both of Baxter Springs, and Sammy E. Lyons, Cummings, Ga.; a brother, Floyd Lyons, Tucson, Ariz.; a sister, Gayle Gates, Phoenix, Ariz.; seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lowell Friends Church.  The Rev. Casey Davidson will officiate.  Burial will be in Pence Cemetery, rural Baxter Springs.

Pallbearers will be Bob Lyons, John Lyons, Danny Lyons, Gary Lyons, Bill Mann and Gregg Largen.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. tonight at Derfelt's Baxter Chapel.
(Columbus Daily Advocate ~ June 13, 1983)

LYNCH, LLOYD

LLOYD LYNCH FUNERAL TODAY

Baxter Springs, Kan. --- Funeral services were conducted at 9 a.m. today at Woods Mortuary, Golden, Colo., for Lloyd Lynch, 61, Lakewood, Colo., a native of the Baxter Springs area, who died Saturday night in a Lakewood hospital after an illness of three weeks.

Born Aug. 24, 1921, east of here, he attended the old Clem School, near Crestline, and was graduated from Riverton High School.  He was a farmer before moving to Colorado some 30 years ago to work for a railroad.

Survivors include his wife, Edna Hines Lynch; three sons, Floyd Lynch of the home, Waldon Lynch, Boston, and Darrell Lynch, houston, Texas; three sistes, Mrs. Maude VerSoy, Baxter Springs, Mrs. Goldie Lyerla, Riverton, and Mrs. Helen King, San Gabriel, Calif.; four brothers, Edward Lynch, Baxter Springs, Joe Lynch, Seattle, and Ivan Lynch and Wilbert Lynch, both of Springfield, Ore.; three grandchildren; and several hundred foster children which the couple cared for during the past 25 years.
(Columbus Daily Advocate ~ Wednesday ~ May 11, 1983)

MAHER, RAYMA

MRS. RAYMA MAHER, RURAL GALENA, DIES

Galena, Kan. --- Mrs. Rayma Maher, 69, Galena Route two, died at 4:18 p.m. Tuesday at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., following an illness.

She was born April 24, 1914, near Galena and was a lifelong resident of the Galena area.  She was a ruling elder of First Presbyterian Church, Galena; was a member of the Schifferdecker Womens Golf Association, and was a Girl Scout leader for more than 20 years.  She married Howard Maher on Aug. 25, 1934, at Galena.  He died Dec. 18, 1974.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dale Scott, Galena route one; two brothers, Charles E. "Bud" Hatifeld, Missoula, Mont., and Wayne Hatfield, Baxter Springs route one, and three grandchildren.

Services will be announced by Derfelt Funeral Home.
(Columbus Daily Advocate ~ Wednesday ~ April 27, 1983)

FUNERAL FRIDAY FOR MRS. RAYMA MAHER

Galena, Kan. --- Graveside services for Mrs. Rayma Maher, 69, Galena route two, who died Tuesday, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Mount Hope Cemetery in Webb City, Mo.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church in Galena with the Rev. Sam Warren and the Rev. Wayne Anson officiating.

Contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Galena.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Derfelt Funeral Home.
(Columbus Daily Advocate ~ Thursday ~ April 28, 1983)

ADAMS, MINNIE

ADAMS FUNERAL HELD

Galena, Kan., Oct. 17 --- Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Adams, 69 years old, who died Saturday morning at her home, 1009 East Tenth street, were held this afternoon at the Assembly of God church.  Burial was in the Carterville cemetery.
(Joplin Globe ~ October 18, 1938)

DAY, CHARLES O.

FUNERAL FOR DAY TO BE WEDNESDAY

Galena, Kan., Jan. 21 --- Funeral services for Charles O. Day, 62 years old, Galena plumber, who died of heart disease at 8:05 o'clock this morning at his home, 416 Galena avenue, will be held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the residence.  The Rev. Cliff Titus of Joplin will officiate.  Burial will be in Hill Crest cemetery.  Galena Elks will serve as pallbearers and will have charge of services at the grave.  The family requests that flowers be omitted.

Mr. Day was stricken December 18 and had been bedfast since.  He had resided in Galena forty-seven years.  He was born in Baxter Springs and came to Galena when 15 years old.

He was a charter member of the Galena Elks lodge and had served as tyler of the order since its organization here.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Nellie C. Day; a sister, Mrs. Bessie Wiley of Galena; a brother, William O. Day of California, and a stepson, Frank Wiley of Galena.
(Joplin Globe ~ January 22, 1935)

HANER, MARGARET HELEN

GALENA CHILD DIES

Galena, Kan., Jan. 21 --- Margaret Helen Haner, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Haner of Blackjack, southwest of Galena, died at 7:00 o'clock Sunday morning in Freeman hospital in Joplin from pneumonia.

Surviving, besides the parents, are five brothers and sisters and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Hunter of Blackjack.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Clark funeral chapel with the Rev. Miles C. Cook in charge.  Burial was in Hillcrest cemetery.
(Joplin globe ~ January 22, 1935)

COLLINS, TOM

FUNERAL FOR COLLINS WILL BE HELD TODAY

Galena, Kan., Feb. 24 --- Funeral services for Tom Collins, 74 years old, residing about a mile west of Galena on highway 66, who died last night in St. John's hospital at Joplin as the result of injuries received early Monday night when he was struck by a motor car driven by Frank Soaper of Joplin, on the highway in front of his home, will be held at 3:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Porter Clark funearl chapel, with the Rev. Dow Booe in charge.  Burial will be in the Galena cemetery.

No inquest will be held, Dr. C. H. Jones, coroner, said today.  An investigation showed it to be unavoidable and there was nothing to indicate that Soaper did not use ordinary care, according to A. L. Majors of Columbus, assistant county attorney.

Surviving are two sons, Ray C. Collins and Ranzy Collins, both at home, and four sisters, Mrs. Josie Patter of Quaker Valley, Mrs. Lillie Williams of Galena, Mrs. Jennie Laster of Fowler, Kan., and Mrs. Susie Williams of Westville, Okla.
(Joplin Globe ~ February 25, 1933)

WILDER, ELLA

MRS. ELLA WILDER, GALENA WOMAN, DIES

Galena, Kan., Feb. 24 --- Mrs. Ella Wilder, long-time Galena resident, died at 11:45 o'clock this morning at her home, 1009 East Fifth street, following a several years' illness.

Surviving are her husband, T. e. Wilder; two sons, Earl Wilder of Galena and Carl Wilder of Joplin; two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Nicholson of Skidmore, Kan., and Mrs. Ora Grant of Coffeyville, Kan., and one brother, Edward Barton of Christopher, Ill.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Porter Clark funeral chapel, with the Rev. Miles C. Cook, pastor of the Christian church in charge.  Burial will be in Hill Crest cemetery.
(Joplin Globe ~ February 25, 1933)

SALZMAN, ANDY  (MRS.)

SALZMAN RITES TODAY

Galena, Kan., Feb. 24 --- Funeral services for Mrs. Andy Salzman of Galena Heights, who died yesterday morning at the home of a granddaughter in Tulsa, Okla., where she was visiting, will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Empire Mission, with the Rev. Miles C. Cook, pastor of the Christian church, in charge.  Burial will be in Galena cemetery.
(Joplin Globe ~ February 35, 1933)

JENKINS, ORLENA

JENKINS FUNERAL SUNDAY

Galena, Kan., Feb. 24 --- Funeral services for Mrs. Orlena Jenkins, 64 years old, who died yesterday morning at the home of a son, Leonard Jenkins, Twenty-first and Main streets, will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Clark funeral chapel, with the Rev. Dow Booe in charge.  Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery.
(Joplin Globe ~ February 25, 1933)

SELLERS, EARL INMAN

SELLERS RITES TO BE HELD SUNDAY AT GALENA

Galena, Kan., March 17 --- Funeral services for Earl Inman Sellers, 56 years old, who died yesterday afternoon at his home, 1010 Joplin street, will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Allison funeral chapel.  The Rev. Floyd Cole, pastor of the Christian church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Hill Crest cemetery.
(Joplin Globe ~ March 18, 1944)

CRAIN, JOHN AARON

Columbus, Kan. --- John Aaron Crain, 83 years old, Columbus, died at 6 o'clock Monday morning in Maude Norton Memorial hospital where he had been a patient eight days.  He had been in ill health two years.

Born June 7, 1884, in Labette county, Kansas, Mr. Crain had lived 27 years in El Dorado, Kan., before moving here in the summer of 1967.  He was a retired farmer.

Survivors include his widow Mrs. Bessey Crain; two stepsons, Fred Parsons, Alva, Okla., and Carl Parsons, Commerce, Okla.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Gladys Meeker, Columbus.

Services will be at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the Ruhland-Murdock chapel with the Rev. Robert Snee officiating.  Burial will be in Park cemetery.
(Joplin Globe ~ March 19, 1968)

BURCHETT, OSCAR

Columbus, Kan. --- Oscar W. Burchett, 79 years old, died at 12:05 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Maude Norton Memorial hospital, where he had been a patient one day.

He was born October 15, 1888, in Iowa and moved to Columbus in 1920, and was employed at the Campbell bakery until 1936, when he moved to Oklahoma to work in the oil fields.  He later lived in California, returning to Columbus in 1952.  He had lived in a local rest home the past year.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ernest Draeger of Hallowell route 1; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning in the Jorden chapel, with the Rev. Lloyd Lowe officiating.  Burial will be in Park cemetery at Columbus.

The family will receive friends at Jorden's funeral home from 7 to 8 o'clock tonight.
(Joplin Globe ~ March 19, 1968)

PARKER, C. C.

Baxter Springs, Kan. --- Funeral services for C. C. Parker, 71, who died Friday in the Baxter Memorial hospital, will be held at 10 o'clock this morning in the Purdy funeral home chapel.

The Rev. George Scantlan will officiate.  Burial will be in the Sarcoxie, Mo., cemetery.
(Joplin Globe ~ March 19, 1968)

NEWINGHAM, LOTTIE

Galena, Kan. --- Mrs. Lottie Precious Newingham, 66 years old, died at 5 o'clock Sunday morning at her home, 1722 Galena avenue.  In failing health several years, Mrs. Newingham became critically ill Saturday night.

Born August 9, 1891 in Armada, Ark., she came to Galena when a small child and had resided here since.

Surviving are her husband, Harold Newingham; three sons, Lawrence Tackett of Winters, Calif., Leslie Tackett of Wichita and James Tackett of Galena; three daughters, Mrs. Opal Ganstine of Galena, Mrs. Nadine Canady of Wilmington, Calif., and Mrs. Mary Dixon of Toronto, Canada; a brother, Edward Emerson of Pittsburg; three sisters, Mrs. Grace Ketchum of Mason City, Iowa; Mrs. Ethel Henderson of Purcell, Mo., and Mrs. Vivian Viet of Clinton, Wash; a step-brother, Bill Changler of Dugger, Ind., 17 grandchildren and nine great-granchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the Assembly of God church, with the Rev. W. O. Singleterry officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery under direction of the Kitch mortuary.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.  The body will lie in state at the home until 1 o'clock this afternoon, when it will be taken to the church.
(Joplin Globe ~ March 4, 1958)

SEILER, AMY

SEILER FUNERAL TODAY

Galena, Kan. --- Funeral services for Mrs. Amy Seiler, 501 Joplin street, who died Friday afternoon, will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Derfelt funeral chapel.  The Rev. Lyle Luton and the Rev. I. Melville Wohrley will officiate.  Burial will be in Mount Hope cemetery near Webb City, under direction of the Derfelt funeral home.  The body will lie in state at the funeral home until the hour of the funeral.?

Pallbearers will be Gerald Watson, Martin Turner, Walter Pickering, Almon Willis, Glenn Jewett and Harry Keelin.
(Joplin Globe ~ March 4, 1958)

PINKSTON, RUSSELL

PINKSTON FUNERAL HELD

Galena, Kan., Nov. 1 --- Funeral services for Russell Pinkston, 63 years old, former Galena resident who died Tuesday at his home in Lead, S. D., were held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the Clark funeral chapel, with the Rev. Noel Keith, pastor of the Christian church, in charge.  Burial was in the Galena cemetery.  Pinkston came to Galena in 1897 and was employed in the mines.  Leaving here about twenty years ago, he went to Lead, where he had since been employed with the Homestake Gold Mining Company.  He was a member of the Galena A. O. U. W. lodge.  Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Della Pinkston, who accompanied the body here from Lead; two brothers, Paris Pinkston and O. H. Pinkston of Stroud, Okla., two sisters, Mrs. Nola Parish of Oklahoma City and Mrs. Joe Jacobs of Fort Sumner, N. M., and a nephew, H. N. Peterson of Oklahoma City.
(Joplin Globe ~ November 2, 1929)

CHAPMAN, ANNIE

CHAPMAN FUNERAL HELD

Galena, Kan., Nov. 1 --- Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Chapman, 39 years old, who died Wednesday at the state hospital in Osawatomie, were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Clark funeral chapel here with the Rev. John Booe officiating.  Burial was in Oak Hill cemetery.
(Joplin Globe ~ November 2, 1929)

SEIDLER, JULIA JESSIE

MRS. JULIA SEIDLER DIES

Galena, Kan., Nov. 1 --- Mrs. Julia Jessie Seidler, 54 years old, wife of Jessie Seidler, 1617 Galena avenue, died at 9:30 o'clock this morning at Freeman hospital in Joplin where she had been a medical patient since October 24.  She had been ill six months.

Mrs. Seidler had been a resident of Galena thirty-five years.  Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Pearl Liddell of Kansas City; two brothers, William Lane and Walter Lane, and a sister, all in Oklahoma.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Boice funeral chapel, with the Rev. Miles C. Cook in charge.  Burial will be in the Galena cemetery.
(Joplin Globe ~ November 2, 1929)

BIRD, MARJORIE DEAN

GALENA INFANT BURIED

Galena, Kan., Aug. 22 --- Funeral services for Marjorie Dean, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Bird, who died at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon with burial in Oak Hill cemetery.
(Joplin Globe ~ August 23, 1921)


REED, JOE

JOE REED RITES WILL BE HELD THIS AFTERNOON

Galena, Kan., Jan. 29 --- Funeral services for Joe Reed, 66 years old, who was found dead in bed at 6 o'clock this morning at his home, four miels south of Galena, by a nephew, Les Bilkey, who made his home with his uncle, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Christian church, with the Rev. Henry M. Scaggs, pastor, in charge.  Burial will be in Lowell cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the Clark funeral parlors until 1 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, when it will be removed to the church.


Death was attributed to heart disease.  Reed was a farmer and had lived in this vicinity 48 years.

Surviving are a brother, Ed Reed of Huntington Beach, Calif., and four sisters, Mrs. Charles Osborn of Miami, Okla., Mrs. Burns of Arkansas City, Kan,. Mrs. Elmer Fritz of Eugene, Ore., and Mrs. William Gaylor of Roseburng, Ore.
(Joplin Globe ~ January 30, 1936)

GLOSSON, DELLA

GLOSSON FUNERAL TODAY

Baxter Springs, Kan., Aug. 2 --- Funeral services for Mrs. Della Glosson, 44 years old, who died at 5:30 o'clock this morning at her home, 120 West Eighteenth street, will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Freewill Baptist church in the northwest part of Picher.  Mrs. Harry Craig will officiate.  Burial will be in Baxter Springs cemetery.

Mrs. Glosson resided in Treece for 12 years before moving to Baxter Springs two years ago.  She is survived by a son, Leon Glosson of Baxter Springs; two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Moore of Kansas City and Mrs. Iva Robey of Oregon, and three brothers, Sam Foster of Kansas City, Leonard Foster of Oregon and Clifford Foster of Wichita Falls, Tex.
(Joplin Globe ~ August 3, 1937)

PLILER, BONNIE LON

PLILER INFANT DIES

Baxter Springs, Kan., May 9 --- Bonnie Lon Pliler, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Pliler, died at the home of the parents in Garden township, east of Baxter Springs, at 7:20 o'clock this morning.  Surviving also are the child's grandparents and great-grandparents.  Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning at the home.  Burial will be in the Baxter Springs cemetery.
(Joplin Globe ~ May 10, 1939)

SKINNER, GLACILE

Baxter Springs, Kan. --- Mrs. Glacile Ada Skinner, 81, 243 E. 17th St., died at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday at Baxter Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Skinner was born Nov. 30, 1896, at Galena.  Her husband, Arthur B. Skinner, preceded her in death.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Baxter Springs anad the T.E.L. Class.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hubert Mishler, of the home, and Mrs. Minnelva Turner, Tulsa, Okla.; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Carter, Houston, Tex.; a brother, Herbert Derfelt, Las Vegas, Nev.; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church, and the Rev. Gerald Dyer and the Rev. J. O. Derfelt officiating.  Burial, under direction of Derfelt Funeral Home, Baxter Springs, will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, northwest of Baxter Springs.

Pallbearers will be Norman Abbott, Rex Craig, Louis Atkins, Pat Minor, Floyd Steele and Bud Johnson.

The family will be at the home, 243 E. 17th St.
(Joplin Globe ~ Thursday ~ December 22, 1977)

PEOPLES, FRED

Baxter Springs, Kan. --- Fred M. Peoples, 91, Baxter Springs, died at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at Baxter Memorial Hospital after 15 months of ill health.

Mr. Peoples was born Feb. 13, 1886, in Correctionville, Iowa.  He moved to California when a young boy and to Grove, Okla., eight years ago.  He moved to Baxter Sprigns in October 1975, and made his home with a niece, Dorothy Clark.  His wife, Nora Peoples, who he married in August 1918 at Marysville, died Jan. 22, 1974.

Surviving is a brother, Bill Peoples, Fulton, Tex.

The body will lie in state tonight at Abbott Funeral Home, Baxter Springs, before being taken to Tulsa, Okla., for cremation.
(Joplin Globe ~ Thursday ~ December 22, 1977)

GLENN, LOUIS

NEGRO JANITOR DIES

Galena, Kan., Dec. 30 --- Louis Glenn, a Negro, former janitor at the city building here over a period of years, died this morning at his home at Tenth and Chicago streets.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Negro church, under auspices of the Masonic lodge.  Burial will be in the Galena cemetery.
(Joplin Globe ~ Sunday ~ December 31, 1933)

DAVIS, BESSIE

Galena, Kan. --- Mrs. Bessie Davis, 86, 720 Mineral St., Galena, died at 11:15 a.m. Monday at Oak Hill Hospital in Joplin following a long illness.

She was born on July 28, 1885, in Dade County, Missouri, and lived in Galena since 1904.  She was a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church here.  Her husband, Robert Davis, died in 1931.

Surviving are a son, Wayne Davis, Cleveland, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Earlene Browne, Galena, and Mrs. Esther Blair, Cleveland; three brothers, Hobert Triplett and Homer Triplett, both of Greenfield, Mo, and Verdie Triplett, Los Angeles, Calif.; four sisters, Mrs. Cordia Tindall and Mrs. Roberta Washington, both of Springfield, Mo., Mrs. Carrie Patterson, Minneapolis, Minn., and Miss Elizabeth Triplett, Greenfield; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Arrangements will be announced by the Derfelt Funeral Home here.
(Joplin Globe ~ June 13, 1972)

CANADY, ROBERT

Galena, Kan. --- Robert (Stuck) Canady, 58, 1722 Galena St., Galena, died at 11:15 a.m. Monday at Oak Hill Hospital following a long illness.

He was born on April 19, 1914, at Galena and lived here most of his life.  He was an engraver but had not worked since 1962 due to ill health.  He married the former Nadine Hackett, who survives, in Joplin on Jan. 6, 1934.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lottie May Hanson, Carson, Calif., and Mrs. Johnnie Shaw, Rialto, Calif.; six brothers, James Canady, Galena; Virgil Canady, Wentworth, Mo., Thomas J. Canady, the Island of Guam, and Merritt Canady, Frank Canady and Jake Canady, all of Spokane, Wash.; two sisters, Mrs. Nadine Davis, Galena, and Mrs. Helen McConnell, College Place, Wash.; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services will be announced by the Derfelt Funeral Home here.
(Joplin Globe ~ June 13, 1972)

WILSON, DEBBIE LYNN

Galena, Kan. --- Graveside services for Debbie Lynn Wilson, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wilson, Galena route 1, who died at 11:50 a.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Hospital, Joplin, Mo., where she was born at 12:45 a.m. Sunday, were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery, Galena.

The Rev. Jerry McCamey officiated.  Burial was under direction of Derfelt Funeral Home.
(Joplin Globe ~ June 13, 1972)

BERGER, MATILDA

FUNERAL HELD FOR MRS. BERGER

Galena, Kan., March 10 --- Funeral services for Mrs. Phil Berger, 64 years old, former Galena resident, who died at her home in Columbus Saturday afternoon, were held Monday afternoon.  Burial was in a cemetery at Columbus.  She was well known in Galena and vicinity.
(Joplin Globe ~ March 11, 1924)

MILLIGAN, AARON

HEART TROUBLE CAUSES DEATH OF GALENA MAN

Galena, Kan., March 10 --- Aaron Milligan, 60 years old, died in the home of his son, John Milligan, in Independence, Mo., Saturday, from heart trouble.  The body will arrive here Tuesday morning.

Mr. Milligan was a pioneer resident of Galena, having resided here thirty-five years.  He went to Kansas City to work in December.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margaret Milligan; two sons, John Milligan of Independence, Mo., and Leonard Milligan of this city; and two sisters, Mrs. P. W. Upchurch and Mrs. Mary Jarrett, both of this city.

Funeral services are incomplete.
(Joplin Globe ~ March 11, 1924)


CAWOOD, MARGARET

MRS. CAWOOD DIES AT GALENA


Galena, Kan., March 10 --- Mrs. Margaret Cawood, 64 years old, died at her home, 1012 Main street, at 2 o'clock Monday morning.  She was the widow of the late G. T. Cawood who died here seven years ago.  She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Lola Kilman, Camden, Mo.; Mrs. Viola Flannigan, Lead, S. D.; Mrs. Orpha Tedrow, Picher, Okla., and Mrs. Frank Dunnill, Galena.

Funeral services will be held at the residence at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.  The Rev. M. C. Cook will officiate.  Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery.
(Joplin Globe ~ March 11, 1924)

JONES, BOBBY BERT

GALENA INFANT DIES

Galena, Kan., Nov. 15 --- Bobby Bert Jones, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jones, 119 West Fifth street, died at noon today in Freeman hospital at Joplin.  Graveside services were conducted at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon by Mrs. Lillie Clifford at Oak Hill cemetery.  Burial was under direction of the Poteet funeral home.  Surviving are the parents, paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Jones, and maternal grandmother, Mrs. Lola Johnson, all of Galena.
(Joplin Globe ~ November 16, 1948)

SHARP, JERRY DALE

SHARP CHILD DIES

Columbus, Kan., May 11 --- Jerry Dale Sharp, 2-1/2 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Sharp of Melrose, Kan., died Sunday morning at the Mayo clinic at Rochester, Minn., after an illness of two months.  Before going to the Mayo clinic, the baby was a patient at St. John's hospital in Joplin.  He was born October 17, 1950 at Columbus.

Survivors besides the parents are a sister, Virginia Lee Sharp of the home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Peters of Melrose; paternal grandmother, Mrs. John Profitt, Corona, Kan.; paternal grandfather, Carl Sharp of Corona; three gtreat grandmothers, Mrs. Lizzie North of Columbus, Mrs. Mary Jane Hinkle of Mineral, Kan., and Mrs. Catherine Peters of Chetopa, Kan.; and a great-great grandmother, Mrs. Ella Dixson of St. John, Kan.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in Melrose Methodist church.  Burial will be in Melrose cemetery under direction of the Ruhland funeral home.
(Joplin Globe ~ May 12, 1953)

KIRKPATRICK, ERNEST

Baxter Springs, Kan. -- Ernest Kirkpatrick, 64, 1239 Lincoln St., was pronounced dead about 8:30 a.m. Saturday athis garage in Baxter Springs by Cherokee County Coroner Dr. Richard Chubb.  Mr. Kirkpatrick suffered an apparent heart attack.

Born May 6, 1908, at Joplin, Mr. Kirkpatrick had lived in the Baxter Springs area most of his life.  He owned and operated the Kirkpatrick Pontiac Agency, Baxter Springs, several years.  Presently he owned and operated Kirkpatrick Garage.  He married Ruth Turner Oct. 29, 1929, at Joplin.  He previously served several years as fire chief here.

He was a member of the Baxter Springs Masonic Lodge No. 71, AF&AM, Mirza Shrine Temple, Pittsburg, Magnolia Chapter No. 158, Order of the Eastern Star, and the Southside Christian Church, Baxter Springs.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three daughters, Mrs. Jane Ann Newell, Derby, Mrs. Wilma Joy McDaniel, Lee's Summit, Mo., and Mrs. Cheryl Shouse, Pittsburg; a sister, Mrs. Lucille Withers, Baxter Springs; three brothers, Robert Kirkpatrick, Galena, Charles Kirkpatrick, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Virgil Kirkpatrick, Ventura, Calif., and seven grandchildren.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church, Baxter Springs.  The Rev. John Mitchell will officiate.  Burial will be in Lowell Cemetery under direction of Schurman Funeral Home, Baxter Springs.

Graveside Masonic rites will be performed by Baxter Springs Masonic Lodge No. 71, AF&AM.
(Joplin Globe ~ May 14, 1972 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

LEAKE, MAYE V.

Baxter Springs, Kan. --- Services for Mrs. Maye V. Leake, 53, 1945 Chouteau Ave., who died at 6:45 p.m. Friday at Baxter Memorial Hospital after a long illness, will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Southside Christian Church, Baxter Springs.

The Rev. Marvin Durham will officiate.  Burial will be in Baxter Springs Cemetery under direction of Schurman Funeral Home.

The body will lie in state at the funeral home until noon Monday.

Born May 4, 1919, at Putnam, Okla., Mrs. Leake was a member of Southside Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband, Cole Leake; her mother, Mrs. Bertha Weeks, Mutual, Okla.; three sisters, Mrs. Irene Butler, Lavaca, Ark., Mrs. Arthur Lock, Reading, Pa., and Mrs. Wilson Jones, Woodward, Okla., and two brothers, Othello Weeks, Barnsdall, Okla., and Walter Weeks, Oklahoma City, Okla.
(Joplin Globe ~ May 14, 1972 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

CRUMM, LULA MAE

Mrs. Lula Mae Crumm, 75, who lived in Columbus, Kan., Route 1 near Melrose, died Wednesday night in the Columbus City hospital.

Mrs. Crumm was born Feb. 5, 1888, at Salem, Mo.  She moved to Quapaw in 1921 and to Kansas in 1941.  She was a Baptist.

Surviving are a son, Russell Crumm of the Home; a daughter, Mrs. Billie K. Rensner, Wichita, Kan.; a sister, Mrs. Clara Mullinax, Houston, Tex.; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Crumm was an aunt of Mrs. Mary Janet Leffler and Daniel Leffler of Baxter Springs.  Her husband, James E. Crumm, died Dec. 24, 1958.

Funeral services will be held at the Center Christian church, south of Columbus, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, with Paul Mosby of Joplin officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Afton.

The body will be at Hunter Funeral home, Picher, until the funeral.
(Miami News Record ~ July 12, 1963)

HOUSER, INFANT

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Houser of 512 east A street, Baxter Springs, died at 8:30 a.m. today at Baxter Memorial hospital.  Other survivors are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Houser of Picher, and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Brown of Treece.

Arrangements will be announced by the Paul Thomas Funeral home of Picher.
(Miami News Record ~ July 12, 1963)

OVERMAN, KRISTY RENEE

Kristy Renee Hall Overman, 15, of 102 Sunset Drive, Columbus, Kan., died unexpectedly at 6:35 a.m. Thursday in the Columbus hospital soon after becoming ill at her home.

Born Dec. 22, 1951, in Joplin, Kristy resided at Faulkner, Kan., before moving to Columbus in April, 1966.

She was a sophomore the past year in Columbus high school and was a member of the Future Homemakers, Pep club, Kayettes, French club and last spring was a Checoukan all-school queen candidate.  She attended the Columbus Methodist church and was a member of the Youth Fellowship.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herb Overman, and three brothers, Monty, Scotty and Rocky Overman, all of the home, and five grandparents, Mrs. Ruth Hall of Miami, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Beecham of Columbus, and Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Overman, Chetopa.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Columbus Methodist church with the Rev. Lloyd Lowe officiating.

Burial will be in Columbus Park cemetery, under the direction of the Jorden funeral home, Columbus.
(Miami News Record ~ July 21, 1967)

DAY, CLINT WAYNE

Baxter Springs, Kan. -- Clint Wayne Day, age 40, of Baxter Springs, Kan., passed from this life Sunday, May 2, 2010, at Freeman Hospital, Joplin, Mo.

Clint was born March 24, 1970, in Baxter Springs, to the union of Rodney and Sue (Shultz) Day.  Clint graduated from Pittsburg State University with a Bachelors degree in French-Spanish Language.  He worked at the former greyhound dog park up until its closing.  he was then employed by Daltons Bookstore in Joplin, where he has worked several years.  he was an avid pool player, participating in a lot of area pool tournaments.  He loved watching movies and enjoyed reading new novels in his free time.  A lot of people referred to him as the gentle giant.  He attended the First Baptist Church, Riverton, Kan.  One of his special companions of the home his dog, China.

Clint is survived by his mother, Sue Day, of Baxter Springs; one brother, Travis Day and wife, Gretta, of Baxter Springs; two nieces, Amy Askew and husband, barry and Leeah Day; two great-nieces, Gracie Askew and Jocee Askew; along with many great friends.  Clintn is preceded in death by his grandfather, Wilber Day; his grandparents, Myrtle Day and Elmer and Irene Shult; and his father, Rodney Day, who passed the same day from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

Joint funeral services for Clint Day and Rod Day will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 7, at the Riverton Friends Church, Riverton.  Pastors Jimmy Beggs and Harfvey Wampler will officiate. Burial will be in Baxter Cemetery, Baxter Springs, where military rites will be performed.  Family will receive friends Thursday evening May 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Riverton Friends Church.  Masonic rites will be at 6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers family ask for memorial donations be made to Spring River Assembly of God Church, Riverton, in case of Derfelt's Baxtger Chapel.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.derfeltsbaxterchapel.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Derfelt's Baxter Chapel, Baxter Springs.
(Joplin Globe ~ May 5, 2010)

DAY, RODNEY WAYNE

Baxter Springs, Kan. -- Rodney Wayne Day, age 63, of Baxter Springs, Kan., died Sunday evening, May 2, 2010, from injuries received in a motorcycle accident in Ottawa County, Okla.

Rod was born Nov. 12, 1946, in Joplin, Mo.  His parents were Wilber Claude and Myrtle (Crotts) Day.  He had lived in Baxter Springs most of his life.

Her served in the U.S. Army National Guard for six years.  He worked as a machinist and chief quality controller at Ingersoll Rand, Baxter Springs, for 40 years.

Rod was a member of First Baptist Church, Riverton, Kan., where he served as deacon; Masonic Lodge No. 71, Baxter Springs, where he had held the office of past master and chaplain; Scottish Rite, Fort Scott, Kan.; and the York Rite, Miami, Okla.  He was a member of the National Rifle Association, the Joplin Rifle and Pistol Club, The Shawnee Creek Preserve Skeet Club, the Varmint Hunters Association, the Midwest Hunters Association and owned a small arms repair shop, which was home to the Shamrock Rifle.  He had been a Kansas Hunter Education instructor for the past seven years.

He coached little league baseball.  He was a dedicated gunsmith.  He was currently attending the Spring River Assembly of God where he was affectionately known as the candy man.  He enjoyed taking his granddaughters to shooting matches all over the area.  He also enjoyed going to dirt track races with Don Brown and the drag races with Mike Cooper.

Rod was married to Sue Schultz on Feb. 17, 1968, in Columbus, Kan.  She survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Travis and wife, (Gretta) Day, Baxter Springs; his mother, Myrtle Day, Baxter Springs; two grandchildren, Amy Askew and Leeah Day; two great-grandchildren, Gracie Askew and Jocee Askew; several aunts, cousins and a great host of other family and friends.  His deceased relatives include his father; and one son, Clint Day who also died on May 2, 2010.

Joint funeral services for Rod Day and Clint Day will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 7, at the Riverton Friends Church, riverton.  Pastors Jimmy Beggs and Harvey Wampler will officiate.  Burial will be in Baxter Cemetery, Baxter Springs, where a military rites will be performed.  Family will receive friends Thursday evening, May 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Riverton Friends Church.  Masonic rites will be at 6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers family ask for memorial donations be made to the National Rifle Association in care of Derfelt's Baxter Chapel.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.derfeltsbaxterchapel.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Derfelt's Baxter Chapel, Baxter Springs.

(Joplin Gloe ~ May 5, 2010)

LaTURNER, JACK E.

Galena, Kan. -- Jack E. LaTurner, 79, owner and operator of Jack's & Self Serv Station, passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2010.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at PAC Building, Galena High School, Galena.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Galena.  Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena.
(Joplin Globe ~ May 5, 2010)

WAGLEY, BERLON

Baxter Springs, Kan. -- Berlon Wagley, 65, of Baxter Springs, Kan., passed from this life Monday, May 3, 2010, at Freeman Hospital, Joplin, Mo.

Berlon was born Aug. 8, 1944, in Albany, Calif., to the union of William T. and Hazel D. (Loveland) Wagley.  Berlon worked as a heavy equipment operator, retiring in 1978.  Berlon was an avid fisherman and loved writing and playing musical instruments such as guitar and harmonica.  He wrote several editorials for local newspapers.  He was past president of Mended Hearts Association.  He donated to numerous mission groups adopting young children in need.  He was a very caring man and loved helping others.

Berlon is preceded in death by his father, William T. Wagley; and onen brother, Michael Wagley.

He is survived by his wife, Janice, of the home; two daughtes, Yvonne (Mark) Wagner, of Garfield, Kan., and Cheryl Eidell, of Wilmington, Del.; and two granddaughters, Stephanie Wagner and Rebecca Wagner.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, at the Baxter Springs cemetery.

Family ask in lieu of flowers memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association or Mended Hearts.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.derfeltbaxterchapel.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Derfelt's Baxter Chapel, Baxter Springs.
(Joplin Globe ~ May 5, 2010)

SALES, LEE CLIFTON

DIED OF PERITONITIS

No Funeral Arrangements Yet for Lee Clifton Sales

Lee Clifton Sales, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Sales of south of Sherwin Junction, died at Mt. Carmel hospital at Pittsburg at 8 o'clock this morning of peritonitis at the age of 18 years, 4 months and 10 days.  He had been ill only a few days.

Sales graduated with the 1932 class of the Cherokee County Community high school and had many friends here.  He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Sales and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Crain.  Funeral arrrangements in charge of John Ruhland have not been made.
(Columbus Daily Advocate ~ Tuesday ~ July 26, 1932)

FUNERAL THURSDAY

Services Will Be Held at Hallowell for Lee Sales

Funeral services for Lee Sales will be held from the Methodist church at Hallowell Thursday at 2:00 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Jack Crain in the McKee cemetery by Jones-Ruhland.

Lee, a member of last year's graduating class of the high school here died at Mt. Carmel hospital Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock.

Pall bearers will be Gordon Jones, Burzy Price, Alfred Niggeman, Ralph Delmar, Kenneth McComak, Lee Woodard, Evert Boles and Ralph Coplin.  Flower girls will be Lena and Maurine Miller, Edith Carnahan and Margaret Holt.

The boy is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Sales of south of Sherwin and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Crain.
(Columbus Daily Advocate ~ Wednesday ~ July 27, 1932)

FLEMING, SUSAN

FLEMING RITES

Funeral services fo Mrs. Susan E. Fleming, 92 years old, widow of the late Francis Fleming, Civil war veteran, were held at the Methodist church in Crestline at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, with the Reverend Johnson officiating.  Burial was in the Friends cemetery in Quaker Valley, north of Riverton, under the direction of the Hoskins Funeral home.

Mrs. Fleming, who died at 2:30 Saturday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Elta Duncan, at 726 East avenue in Baxter Springs, had been an invalid for the last three years.  She was a native of Pennsylvania, but had lived in Quaker Valley for 25 years before coming to Baxter Springs in 1928 to make her home.  She was a member of the United Brethren church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Alice Nigh and Mrs. Elta Duncan, both of Baxter Springs; two sons, Albert P. Fleming of Crestline and Embree Fleming of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Etta Eman of Kansas City, Mo.; a brother, Steele Yockey of Lake Charles, La.; 26 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
(Miami Daily News Record ~ July 3, 1939)

FULCHER, ROBERT

Galena, Kan. --- Robert Leon Fulcher, 25, of Wyandotte, Okla., died at 5:30 o'clock this morning at Miami Baptist hospital, where he had been a patient since Saturday.

Formerly of Galena, he moved to Wyandotte a month ago.  He was married to Barbara Fletcher on July 17, 1962 in Columbus and was a member of the Assembly of God church.

Survivors, besides his widow, include one son, Robert L. Fulcher, of the home; one daughter, Mary Winifred Fulcher, also of the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne S. Fulcher of Monnett; one brother, William Howard Fulcher of Norman, Okla.; three sisters, Mrs. Edith May Johnson of Verona, Mo., Mrs. Dorothy Marie Simons of Rio Vista, Calif., and Mary Magdalene Fulcher of Monett.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Derfelt funeral home.
(Joplin News Herald ~ August 25, 1964)

BEETS, GEORGE

Galena, Kan. --- Funeral services for George Beets, 57, who died Monday afternoon at his home at 909 Wood street will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the Derfelt funeral home chapel with the Rev. L. A. Luton and the Rev. J. O. Derfelt officiating.  Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery.

Pallbearers will be George Hansbraugh, Earl Treadway, Joe Inman, Barry Elder, Eddie Byers and Ernest Jackson.
(Joplin News Herald ~ August 25, 1964)

EDWARDS, JUNIOR FENTON

EDWARDS FUNERAL

Baxter Springs, Kan. -- Services for Junior Fenton Edwards, 37 years old, of Baxter Springs, will be at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Fifth Street Mission church in Baxter Springs.  The Rev. Dr. Livingston Witten will officiate.  Burial will be in the Baxter Springs cemetery, under direction of the Wene funeral home.  Pallbearers will be Ed Gibson, Buck Wilburn, Edward McClanahan, Troy Hodge, William Jones and Earl York.

Mr. Edwards, son of Mrs. Maudie Smith of Baxter Springs, was killed at Bremen, Ga., Thursday when he fell from a water tower on which he was working.
(Joplin News Herald ~ June 17, 1961)

THROWER, RANDY

BAXTER SPRINGS BOY, 2, KILLED

Baxter Springs, Kan. -- Randy Thrower, 2, was struck and killed by a car as he crossed a street near his home late Tuesday in Baxter Springs, the highway patrol rerported.

The child was delclared dead on arrival at a Baxter Springs hospital.
(Garden City Telegram ~ September 24, 1975)

RHODES, ELSIE

Baxter Springs, Kan. --- Mrs. Elsie Estela Rhodes, 49, resident of Zincville, Okla., area, died at 7:55 o'clock Friday night in Miami Baptist hospital.

Born January 2, 1912, Mrs. Rhodes lived in Houston, Tex., before coming to this area in 1944.

Surviving are her husband, Homer Rhodes; a son, Harry L. Rhodes of the home; a brother, Erwin Fritsche, Corpus Christi, Tex.; and two half-sisters, Mrs. Bertie Dees and Miss Vickie Fritsche, San Marcus, Tex.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Thomas funeral home.
(Joplin Funeral Home ~ June 18, 1961)

BROWN, OLLIE

CRESTLINE  FARMER  KILLED  ON  HIGHWAY

Crestline, Kan., March 15 --- The body of Ollie Brown, 42 years old, a farmer, who was killed when he was struck by a bus Saturday at Ada, Okla., has been brought here for funeral services and burial.

Brown was walking on a highway near Ada when he was struck by the bus.  He was virtually a lifelong resident of this vicinity.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Anna Coye of Crestline, Mrs. Goldie Marquez of Webb City and Mrs. Georgia Craig of Lincoln, Neb.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Crestline Methodist Episcopal church.  Burial will be in Friends cemetery here.
(Joplin Globe ~ March 16, 1937)

FLEMING, JAMES W.

FORMER CRESTLINE RESIDENT KILLED IN OIL FIELD ACCIDENT

Baxter Springs, Kan. --- James w. Fleming, 52 years old, former Crestline resident, was killed accidentally at 10 o'clock Thursday morning in the oil fields at Ellinwoood, Kan., where he was employed.

Details of the accident were not available Thursday night, according to Schurman funeral home of Baxter Springs.

Born February 13, 1910, in Crestline, Mr. Fleming is survived by his widow, Mrs. Betty Fleming; a daughter, Mrs. Louise Terry of Colorado Springs, Colo.; his mother, Mrs. Nina E. Fleming of Columbus; seven sisters, Mrs. Ina Dolezal of Happy Camp, Calif., Mrs. Vina Bassford of Grant's Pass, Ore., Mrs. Beulah Gallion of Concord, Calif., Mrs. Edith Lewis of Yuma, Ariz., Mrs. Marie Means of Baxter Springs, Mrs. Glenda Sandberg of Columbus and Mrs. Elsie Robinson of Rio Vista, Calif.; two brothers, Harold Fleming of Princeton Junction, N.Y., and Clark Fleming of Concord, Calif.; four stepchildren of the home, and three grandchildren.

The body will be returned to Baxter Springs by Schurman funeral home, where services will be at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the funeral home chapel.  The Rev. Eugene Maddox will officiate.  Burial will be in Quaker Valley cemetery, north of Baxter Springs.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 o'clock tonight.
(Joplin Globe ~ June 22, 1962)

HARVEY, MARY E.

Baxter Springs, Kan. -- Mrs. Mary Ellen Harvey, 74 years old, Baxter Springs route 1, northwest of Picher, died at 7 o'clock Thursday morning in Baxter Memorial hospital.  She had been a Picher area resident since 1917.

She is survived by her husband, Alfred Harvey of the home; three sons, Everett Harvey of Treece, Kan., Robert Harvey and Raymond Harvey of Bakersfield, Calif.; four daughters, Mrs. Bessie Griffitt and Mrs. Mable Davidson of Bakersfield, Mrs. Dorothy Cawyer of Globe, Ariz., and Mrs. Alice Ball of Baxter Springs route 2; two sisters, Mrs. Mable Hern of Miami route 1, and Effie Thompson, Pryor, Okla; 24 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements will be announced by Paul Thomas funeral home of Picher.
(Joplin Globe ~ June 22, 1962)

NOLAND, ANSON DANELL

MAN  KILLED  BY  CAR  TO   BE  BURIED  TODAY

Coroner Terms Death of Anson Noland Accidental---Funeral to Be at 2:30 O'Clock

Funeral services for Anson Danell Noland of Crestline, who was killed at 9:15 o'clock Saturday night in a street car accident, will be held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon from the Christian church at Crestline.  The Rev. Mr. Mosslander, pastor of a Methodist church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Mount Hope cemetery.

Nolan who was slightly deaf, was killed, at the interurban crossing at Second street and Shifferdecker avenue, when the buggy in which he was riding was struck by a city-bound car of the Joplin and Pittsburg Railway Company.  It is believed he failed to hear or see the approaching street car.

DEATH TERMED ACCIDENTAL

A jury, at an inquest held at the Frank-Sievers Undertaking Company chapel last night, termed the death as accidental.

Besides his wife, Mrs. Minnie Noland; two sons, Roy Noland of webb City and Oscar Noland of Crestline, and two daughters, Mrs. Lizzie Montgomery, Locust Grove, Okla., and Mrs. Bertha Marker, Vinita, Okla., survive.
(Joplin Globe ~ August 14, 1923)

MURPHY, NEAL

MINER  KILLED  AS  TWO  AUTOS  COLLIDE  EAST  OF  CRESTLINE

Galena, Kan., April 16 --- Neal Murphy, 50 years old, a miner, who resided about two miles east of Crestline, was instantly killed about 2:45 o'clock this afternoon when the small touring car which he was driving collided with a sedan driven by Andy Skidmore, Jr., of Columbus, about three miles south of Crestline on the Military road.

Murphy's neck was broken, his chest was bruised and both legs, below the knees, were scratched severely.  He was not thrown from the car and neither machine was upset.  Murphy's car, when it struck the other car, was hurled completely around by the force of the impact and headed in the opposite direction from which he was going.  The steering wheel of the car was broken and the car was badly damaged.

OTHERS NOT HURT

Examining physicians said that Murphy's neck was evidently broken by the force of the sudden impact.  Injuries to him chest were attributed to the broken steering wheel.

Skidmore was not injured.  Mrs. Skidmore, who accompanied him, was slightly injured.  Mr. and Mrs. Skidmore were en route to Joplin.  Their car was badly damaged.

Ellis Carlisle, an employe of the General Telephone Company, was working on the telephone lines almost directly beside the road at the time.  He immediately called the Clark Undertaking Company here.  An ambulance was sent to the scene.  Coroner J. W. Janes and County Attorney Leo Armstrong also was summoned and an investigation was made.  The body was brought to the Clark Undertaking parlors here, where Dr. H. A. Browne made a further examination.

HAD BEEN DRINKING, CLAIM

According to several persons here, Murphy had been drinking earlier in the afternoon.  Charles Angel, an employe of a local drug store, told the county attorney that he tried to prevent Murphy from going home, thinking him in no condition to drive a car.  Murphy would not listen to him, however, and started out in his car for home, he said.

Armstrong said that witnesses told him the cars were traveling at a rate of about thirty miles an hour when the crash came.

Murphy's wife is seriously ill.  She underwent an operation at St. John's hospital in Joplin the latter part of March, and only recently was released from the hospital to go to her home.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Chester Lewis, of Picher; two sisters, Mrs. John Vest of Joplin, and Mrs. Ed. Stevens of Eldorado, Kan., and a brother, Will Murphy of Kansas City.

No funeral arrangements have been made.

An inquest will be held at 7 o'clock Monday night at the Clark Undertaking Company, Coroner J. W. Janes announced.
(Joplin Globe ~ April 17, 1927)

REEVES, KATHRYN

Crestline, Kan. --- Mrs. Kathryn L. Reeves, 45, Crestline, died at 1:45 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Medical Center, Joplin, following a long illness.

Born Feb. 25, 1926, at Crestline, Mrs. Reeves married Arthur Reeves on June 13, 1955, at Topeka.  They moved from Topeka to Columbus.  Three weeks ago they moved to Crestline.  She attended the Christian Church.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are her father, Don Bailey, Weir, and three sisters, Mrs. Noah Wells, Baxter Springs, Mrs. Harold Ferguson and Mrs. Doris Smittle, both of Crestline.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Jorden Funeral Home, Columbus.  The Rev. Walter Duncan will officiate.  Burial will be in Messer Cemetery, southeast of Crestline.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
(Joplin Globe ~ May 23, 1971)

GARBER, VAUGHN

Baxter Springs, Kan. --- Services for Vaughn W. Garber, 70, 640 E. 18th St., who died Thursday at Baxter Memorial Hospital, after several months of ill health, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Abbott Funeral Chapel, Baxter Springs.

The Rev. Frank Sanders will officiate.  Burial will be at Baxter Springs Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Fred Rever, Sid Shouse Sr., Allan Jones, Norris Keeler, Percy Brown and Charlie Haynes.

The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
(Joplin Globe ~ May 23, 1971)

MURPHY, JEREMIAH

Columbus, Kan. --- Jeremiah J. Murphy, 99, Columbus, died at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at a Columbus rest home after a long illnes.

Born Aug. 27, 1871, in Boone County, Kentucky, Mr. Murphy moved with his parents to the Hallowell area as a small child.  He was a retired farmer and attended the Baptist Church in Hallowell.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Monday at Jorden Funeral Home.  The Rev. Lloyd Lowe will officiate.  Burial will be in Cherokee Cemetery, west of Columbus.
(Joplin Globe ~ May 23, 1971)

CHESTNUTT, FRED

Crestline, Kan. --- Fred R. Chestnutt, 83, Crestline, died at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at a Galena nursing home.

Born Jan. 7, 1888, near Galena, Mr. Chestnutt had been a life-long resident of Cherokee County.  He married Anna Edmonds Oct. 31, 1908, at Galena.  She died in 1918.  He was a retired land and zinc miner and had worked a number of years for his son, Harold Chestnutt, Galena route 1, operating the Chestnutt Grocery, Crestline.  He was a member of the Crestline Christian Church.

Surviving, in addition to his son, are three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Crestline Christian Church.  The Rev. Harry Mitchell will officiate.  Burial will be in Messer Cemetery, southeast of Crestline, under direction of Jorden Funeral Home, Columbus.
(Joplin Globe ~ May 24, 1971)

DEVENA, ARLENE DAWN

RURAL WEIR GIRL KILLED IN CRASH

Crestline, Kan. --- Arlene Dawn Devena, 19, of rural Weird, Kan., died early Friday morning when her car went out of control about 8 miles north of here on U.S. 69 in the southeast corner of the state.

The Highway Patrol said Miss Devena was alone in her car when it went into the ditch, came out and crossed the highway, went into the other ditch and turned end over end before coming to rest in a field.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Saturday ~ June 14, 1969)

JOHNSON, OBED

Obed Johnson died at Columbus, Monday, aged 28 years.
(Miami Record-Herald ~ Friday ~ June 6, 1902)

BOICE, NORA E.

Nora E. boice died at Galena, last week, of consumption, aged 25 years.(Miami Record-Herald ~ Friday ~ June 6, 1902)

HAMMAN, HARRIETT M.

HAMMAN---Mrs. harriett M. Hamman, 59 years old, of Columbus, kas., died yesterday at St. Joseph Hospital.  She is survived by onen son, Dr. E. L. Parmenter of Liberty, Mo.  Burial will be in Columbus.
(Kansas City Star ~ Saturday ~ October 4, 1919)

MOORE, JOHN W.

FORMER GALENA MAN DIES

John W. Moore, 54, former resident of Galena, Kan., died at his home in Hockerville at 7 o'clock Monday night of tuberculosis.  His wife, a son, Raymond Moore, of Hockerville, a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Underwood of Fort Smith, Ark., survive.  Funeral services will be held from the home at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with burial in the Galena cemetery.
(Miami District Daily News ~ Wednesday ~ January 18, 1922)

WHITTEN, FRANK

FRANK WHITTEN FUNERAL

The funeral of Frank Whitten was held at the chapel of the Todd Undertaking Company at Picher, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. John boone of Quaker Valley, Kan., officiating.  Burial was made in the Galena cemetery.
(Miami District Daily News ~ Wednesday ~ March 8, 1922)

MAST, MARY MALINDA

COLUMBUS  WOMAN  DIES  AT  PITTSBURG

Columbus, Kan., Jan. 26 --- Mary Malinda Mast, 72 years old, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Elmer Canny, in Pittsburg at 2:30 o'clock Sunday morning following an illness of six weeks.  Mrs. Mast had been a resident of Columbus 25 years.

She is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Floyd Bottorff of Columbus; two sons, Clarence Mast of Columbus and Ernest Mast of Columbus rural route; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Hammond of Spring Valley, Calif., and two brothers, Frank Fisher of Kelso, Wash., and Wallace Fisher of Columbus.

She was e member of the United Brethren church in Columbus.  Funeral arrangements will be under the direction of the Ruhland funeral home in Columbus.
(Joplin News Herald ~ January 26, 1943)

COLDIRON, WILLIAM SIDNEY

W.  S.  COLDIRON,  66,  DIES  AT  COLUMBUS

Columbus, Kan., Jan. 26 --- W. S. Coldiron, 66 years old, agent for The Globe and News Herald in Columbus, died at his home here at 5:55 o'clock this morning.  He had been in failing health several months.

Mr. Coldiron had spent the greater part of his life here.  He resided on a farm until the last few months, when he took up his residence in Columbus.

Survivng are hiw widow, Mrs. Fannie Coldiron; two daughter, Mrs. Frank Meriweather of Columbus and Mrs. Clara Hearell of Hemet, Calif.; two sons, Dr. Harley Coldiron and Homer Coldiron, both of Columbus; four sisters and several grandchildren.

The Ruhland funeral home will be in charge of funeral arrangements.
(Joplin News Herald ~ January 26, 1943)

MITCHELL, HENRY

Henry Mitchell, 83 years old, a resident of Cherokee county for 71 years, died at 7:20 o'clock this morning at his home near Riverton.  Mr. Mitchell was born in the state of Illinois and came with his paretns to Cherokee county in 1867.  His parents homesteaded near Blue Mound and three years later moved to the Riverton district.  Mr. Mitchell was married to Miss Alfaretta Meeker in October, 1880.  He was active in the civic life of the community in which he lived.  He served as a trustee of the Cherokee County Community high school at Columbus.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alfaretta Mitchell; one son, George W. Mitchell of Riverton; five daughters, Mrs. Arthur Carnahan of Riverton, Mrs. Grace Hurr of Neutral, Mrs. Mary Lauffer of Lawrence, Kas., Mrs. Henrietta Stewart of Manhattan, Kas., and Mrs. Irene Christiansen of Columbus; two brothers, Will Mitchell of Long Beach, Cal., and Charles W. Mitchell of Riverton; sis sister, Miss Ruth Mitchell of Riverton; 49 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clockat the Friends church at Riverton, with the Rev. John Howard officiating.  Burial will be in the Quaker cemetery, north of Riverton, under the direction of the Harvey Funeral Home.  Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
(Miami Daily News Record ~ February 2, 1938)

ROBINSON, MAGGIE


ROBINSON RITES

Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie N. Robinson, 57 years old, wife of Daniel H. Robinson, who died at 9 o'clock Saturday night at her home, 127 East Eighteenth street in Baxter Springs, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the First Baptist church in Baxter Springs.  Burial was in the Lowell cemetery under the direction of the Harvey Funeral home.

Mrs. Robinson was born at Marshfield, Mo., in 1880, where she grew to womanhood and was married in 1898.  They moved to the Tri-State district in 1911.  They lived for a time in Sunnyside district in Ottawa county, and had lived in Baxter Springs since September, 1936.  Mr. Robinson's death followed a long illness.

Besides her husband, Daniel H. Robinson, she is survived by four sons, Mathew, Russell, Lowell and Edward L., and one daughter, mrs. Mary Detherow of Marshfield, Mo.; five brothers, Geroge and Al Detherow of Marshfield, Mo., Joseph Detherow of California, John Detherow of Chester, Ill., and Joke Detherow of Greenburg, Ks.; three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Anderson of Marshfield, Mo., Mrs. Whittaker of Kingman, Kas., and Mrs. mamie Bartlett of Ivanhoe, Cal., and 12 grandchildren.
(Miami Daily News Record ~ March 15, 1938)

TEAGUE, BRANSFORD

Bransford Teague Dies at Treece, Kan., Home

Bransford Teague, 34 years old, died at his home in Treece, Kan., at 11:10 o'clock Friday night of stomach trouble.

Mr. Teague is survived by his wife and four children, Beulah, 14; Virgil, 12; Basil, 9; Norval, 4; two brothers, Jesse Teague of Treece and William Teague of Picher; his father, Perice Teague of Seneca, and five sisters, Mrs. Mary Loveland of Springfield, Mo.; Mrs. Thelma Bond of Sarcoxie, Mo.; Mrs. Cora Newberry of Ozark, Mo.; Mrs. Bessie Walker of Chadwick, Mo., and Mrs. Vervia Kingsland of Seneca, Mo.

Funeral services will be held from the home at 10 o'clock this forenoon, Rev. Posey officiating.  The Clark Undertaking Company will transport the body to Sarcoxie, Mo., where burial will be made at 2 o'clock in the afternoon.
(Miami District Daily News ~ Sunday ~ November 13, 1921)

WHITLOCK, CHARLIE

Charlie Whitlock died at his home in Treece Sunday at 4 p.m., after a lingering illness.  He is survived by a wife and four children, Mattie, Walter, Jessie and Leroy.  Burial at Webb City cemetery.
(Miami District Daily News ~ Wednesday ~ July 7, 1920)

DANIELS, WILLIAM  (MRS.)

Mrs. William Daniels, of Treece, who was brought to the Picher hospital yesterday died early this morning.  She was 76 years of age.  Mrs. Daniels is survived by her husband, Dr. William Daniels and five grown children.  One daughter, Mrs. Fon Chandler, lives at Treece.  Two sons live at Little Rock, Ark., one in California and another daughter lives in Missouri.  Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
(Miami District Daily News ~ Wednesday ~ May 31, 1922)

GLEN,  MARTHA

TREECE NEWS

Mrs. Martha Glen, 60 years old, died Wednesday.  She leaves a husband, Layton Glen, and two children.  Funeral services were held from the house and interment was made in the Beasley cemetery.
(Miami District Daily News ~ Friday ~ January 31, 1919)

 

 

 

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