Charles E. "Charley" Bartlett, 91, Oakley, died Monday, May 9, 2005, at Logan County Hospital.

He was born Sept. 16, 1913, in Gove County to James E. and Bessie E. (Shaffer) Bartlett.

He married Bertha M. Moss on June 2, 1936, in Colby. He was a farmer-stockman.

Survivors include nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Kennedy-Koster Funeral Home, Oakley; burial in the Gove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Kennedy-Koster Funeral Home, Oakley.

Memorials are suggested to the Logan County Emergency Medical Service, Shriner's Hospital or Oakley Senior Center. (Hays Daily News ~ May 11, 2005)


Chapman, Martha R., 81, former school cook, died Friday, March 5, 1993. Service has been held.

Survivors: sons, Harvey of Panama City, Fla., John, Jack, both of Las Cruces, N.M.; daughters, Joyce Mendenhall of Wichita, Sue Davis of Amsterdam, Mo., Wilma Hill of Fort Collins, Colo.; brother, John Mast of Truth or Consequences, N.M.; sister, Waneta Lovitt of Utica; 21 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Koster Funeral Home, Oakley. 
(Wichita Eagle ~ March 18, 1993)


Justin R. Daniels, 29, Shawnee, died Thursday, May 26, 2005, at his home.

He was born Dec. 8, 1975, in Colby to Kenneth R. and Jeanne M. (Wilson) Daniels. He graduated from Wheatland High School and attended Northwest Kansas Vocational-Technical School and Fort Hays State University. He was a computer network technician.

Survivors include his father, Colorado; his mother, Gove; a brother, Jonathan Daniels, Merriam; maternal grandparents, Lawrence and Elinor Wilson, Gove, and paternal grandparents, Johnny and Hazel Daniels, Oakley; and life partner, Troy Kueser, Shawnee.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gove Bible Baptist Church; burial in the Gove Cemetery.

Vitiation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Schmitt Funeral Home, Quinter.

Memorials are suggested to Justin R. Daniels Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home. 
(Hays Daily News ~ May 31, 2005)


Deceased Name: Ruth C. Hefner
Ruth C. Hefner, 89, Oakley, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005, at Logan County Manor, Oakley.

She was born Feb. 28, 1916, in Dighton to James and Angeline (Wristen) Coberly. She graduated from Dighton High School and attended Fort Hays State University.

She married Frank C. Hefner on Aug. 13, 1939, in Gove County. He died May 6, 2004. She was a homemaker and founder and operator of Wagons Ho, Gove.

Survivors include two sons, John Hefner, Newport Beach, Calif., and David Hefner, Gove; two daughters, Ann Bowman, Hutchinson, and Barbara Hefner, Santa Fe., N.M.; a brother, Glenn Coberly, Gove; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at United Methodist Church, Gove. The body was bequeathed to the University of Kansas Medical School for anatomical research.

No visitation is planned. Memorials are suggested to the Wagons Ho Historical Record, Quinter, Logan County Manor, Oakley, or Modern Homemaker's Club, Gove, in care of Schmitt Funeral Home, Quinter. 
(Hays Daily News ~ September 16, 2005)


Services for F. Raymond "Slim" Lewis, 81, Healy, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church, Healy, with the Rev. Richard Fraley officiating. Burial will be in Gove Cemetery, Gove.

Mr. Lewis died Friday, June 4, 1993, at Scott County Hospital, Scott City.

He was born Sept. 19, 1911, at the family farm in Gove County, to Francis A. and Lulu V. Anderson Lewis.

He graduated from Gove High School in 1932. He lived in the Gove area most of his life, working as a farmer and rancher.

He was a former member of the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church, Gove, and a lifetime member of the Gove County Historical Society. He had served as treasurer, secretary and trustee for Lewis Township in Gove County. He also was a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows Lodge in Healy.

He and Lola Louise Scott married Sept. 16, 1936, in Norton. She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Ron, Gove, and Ray Jr., Granite City, Ill.; two daughters, Vicki Enfield, Norton, and Kristi Lewis, Lawrence; four sisters, Thelma D. Bretton, Gove, Mildred M. Heinz, Grainfield, Eula I. Cook, Fort Collins, Colo., and Alice G. Tabor, Sedalia, Colo.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Friends may call until 9 p.m. today at Price & Sons Funeral Home, Scott City, and until service time Tuesday at the church.

The family suggests memorials to the Healy Emergency Medical Service or Healy United Methodist Church. Memorials may be sent in care of the funeral home. 
(Lawrence Journal-World ~ June 7, 1993)


QUINTER - Vera Jennie Lundgren, 95, died Aug. 9, 2008. She was born Aug. 29, 1912, on her grandparents farm near Utica, the daughter of Charles and Elda Askew Jennison.

On June 12, 1935, she married Harold J. Lundgren. He died Jan. 19, 2000. Survivors include: sons, Larry J., and Darrel J., both of Gove; daughter, Sheila G. Beougher, Gove; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Gove Community Bible Church, Gove. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Schmitt Funeral Home, Quinter. Burial will be in Gove Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Gove Community Bible Church, GCIA, or the Wheatland Thunderhawk Booster Club. 
(Hutchinson News ~ August 13, 2008)


Services for Geneva Elizabeth Mendenhall, 90, Quinter, were held Aug. 2 at the United Methodist Church in Quinter. Burial was in the Gove Cemetery in Gove.

Mrs. Mendenhall died July 27 in Topeka.

She was born Feb. 4, 1900, in O'Bannon, Ky. She attended Randolph-Macon Women's College in Lynchburg, Va., and graduated from Kansas University. She taught school in Belleville, Prairie Village and Lawrence. After her retirement in Lawrence, she moved to Quinter in 1968.

Mrs. Mendenhall was a member of Delta Delta Delta social sorority, Pi Lambda Theta honorary education society, the Delta Kappa Gamma organization for women teachers, the national speaker's bureau of the Republican Party and the United Methodist Church of Quinter, where she taught a Bible study class.

She married George Mendenhall in Gove. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include two daughters, Marjorie Hoffman, Fort Myers, Fla., and Elizabeth Shupe, Honolulu; a brother, Franklin Morrison, Parma, Ohio; a sister Emily Chandler, Gaithersburg, Md.; 14 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. 
(Lawrence Journal-World ~ August 14, 1990)


Milton Eugene Rebarchek, 52, Monument, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2008, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.

He was born Aug. 31, 1955, in Scott City to Frank Milton and Norma Jean Russell Rebarchek.

He was a welder and laborer.

Survivors include a son, Michael Rebarchek, Monument; three daughters, Natasha Rebarchek, Colby, and Alisha Blacketer and Kayla Wagner, both of Wichita Falls, Texas; his parents, Grinnell; five brothers, Chuck Rebarchek, Findlay, Ohio, Frank Rebarchek, Scott City, Cecil Rebarchek, Healy, Neil Rebarchek, Grainfield, and Alvin Rebarchek, Oakley; two sisters, Norma Gayle Bland, Gove, and Nancy Yates, Monument; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Amil and Carrie Rebarchek and Charlie and Julia Russell.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Logan County 4-H Building, Oakley; a private family inurnment will be at a future date in Gaeland Township Cemetery, Gove County.

Memorials are suggested to Eugene Rebarchek Memorial Fund in care of Kennedy-Koster Funeral Home, Oakley. 
(Hays Daily News ~ January 16, 2008)


GARDEN CITY - Royer, Jacob N., 64, died Nov. 30, 2003. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Gove (KS) Cemetery.

Survivors: sister, Neta and husband, William Stephens of Garden City; 4 nieces; several great nieces and nephews. Garnand Funeral Home.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 12/2/2003.


GOVE - Vaudie R. Schaible, 91, died July 28, 2006, in Hesston.

She was born Nov. 10, 1914, in Oakley, the daughter of George Dexter Wilkerson and Bessie Melinda Miller. She went to elementary school at Campus, attended Grinnell High School and graduated from Gove High School in 1932. She was a probate/magistrate judge.

She belonged to United Methodist Church, Gove, and was a member of Clotilda Club, Rebekahs, and Gove Senior Center, all in Gove. She had been a MYF and 4-H leader for many years.

On Nov. 20, 1932, she married Earl H. "Pat" Schaible in Gove. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include: a son, Dexter Schaible, Atlanta; a daughter, Linda Flaming, Hesston; a brother, LeRoy Ure, Pueblo, Colo.; a sister, Audrey Spinuzzi, Billings, Mont.; four granddaughters and a great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Denver Wilkerson; three sisters, Georgia Davis, Waneta Zorn, and an infant sister, Wilma Ure; and a son-in-law, Kermit Flaming.Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Gove Community Bible Church with the Rev. Paul Woodall presiding. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Schmitt Funeral Home, Quinter. Burial will be in Gove Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to Hospice Care of Kansas, Newton, or to Gove Senior Citizens Center, Gove, all in care of the funeral home, Quinter. 
(Hutchinson News ~ August 1, 2006)


Shaffer, Grace Evelyn, 77, retired Lutheran Home CNA, died Monday, June 15, 1998. Service 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Schmit Funeral Home.

Survivors: son, Lester of Lehigh; daughters, Ruth Pracht of Newton, Peggy Haug of Kennewick, Wash., Melodie Bobbitt of Collyer; brother, Alfred Summners of Goodland; sister, Alice Samples of Lawton, Okla.; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the American Diabetes Association. 
(Wichita Eagle ~ June 17, 1998)


HUTCHINSON - Shaw, Calvin R., 76, retired farmer, died Nov. 17, 2003. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Gove Cemetery, Gove, KS.

Survivors: brother, Melvin of Oakley; sister, Treva Shaw of Las Vegas. Elliott Mortuary.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 11/19/2003.


J.M. "Jim" Tuttle, 66, Gove, died May 2 at Gove County Medical Center in Quinter.

He was born Jan. 10, 1933 in Gove County. He was a water well driller/farmer; owner and operator of Aqua Drilling since 1954; and a custom silage and hay harvester. He graduated from Quinter High School in 1951.

He married Leona J. (Schmidt) Tuttle on Aug. 11, 1952. He was a member of United Methodist Church in Gove, Smoky Hill-Saline Basin Advisory Committee for the Kansas Water Authority, Northwest Local Environmental Protection Group and past president of the Kansas Well Water Association.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Jon Tuttle, Quinter, Von Tuttle, Gove, and Leon Tuttle, Gove; six daughters, Gwen Kramer, Meriden, Lorsey Thompson, Manhattan, Rose Packard, Grainfield, Sandra Lonas, Fort Knox, Ky., Rita Shogren, Satanta, and Lana Durkee, Manhattan; three brothers, Boyd Tuttle, Grinnell, Robert and Mahlon Tuttle, both of Quinter; a sister, Marita Hill, Garden Plain; 23 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at United Methodist Church in Gove with Rev. Jim Brookhart officiating. Burial will be in Gove Cemetery in Gove. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Schmitt Funeral Home in Quinter.

Memorials can be made to Gove County Medical Center in Quinter, United Methodist Church in Gove or the American Diabetes Association.
(Manhattan Mercury ~ May 3, 1999)


James D. Boone, 97, Quinter, died Monday, March 19, 2007, at Gove County Medical Long Term Care.

He was born Oct. 4, 1909, in Wild Horse, Colo., to Cephas R. and Nannie Belle (Byrd) Boone. He was a high school graduate.

He married Bessie (Reece) Boone on June 14, 1933, in Sawyer. He worked for Ideal Industries until retiring in 1977.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Roland J. Boone, and Ross Boone, both of Quinter; two daughters, Arlene Eller, Bringhurst, Ind., and Linda Filburn, West Milton, Ohio; a brother, Artas C. Boone, Ellensburg, Wash.; a sister, Alma Brubaker, Lafayette, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Old German Baptist Brethren Church; burial in Old German Baptist Big Creek Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5 to 8 today at Schmitt Funeral Home, Quinter.

Memorials are suggested to Old German Baptist Brethren Church Fund or Gove County Medical Center Long Term Care, in care of the funeral home. 
(Hays Daily News ~ March 22, 2007)


QUINTER - Arlene Ellen Johnson, 40, Quinter, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, at Gove County Medical Center, Quinter. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Old German Baptist Church, Quinter.

She was born May 19, 1965, at Iola to Donald and Ellen (Flory) Garber. She attended schools in Waverly.

She married Philip A. Johnson July 20, 1991. He survives.

Survivors also include her parents of Waverly; a son, Justin Johnson, Quinter; Marisa Johnson, Quinter; a brother, Mark Garber, Waverly; sisters, Elizabeth Graybill, Athens, Wis.; Esther Cardin, Waverly; Sarah Garber, Waverly and Rachel Garber, Waverly; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Matthew Garber.

The family will meet with friends from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Schmitt Funeral Home, Quinter.

Burial will be in Big Creek Cemetery, Quinter.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gove County Hospice or Arlene Johnson's Children's Educational Fund in care of Schmitt Funeral Home, 901 S. Main St., Quinter KS 67752. (Ottawa Herald ~ November 17, 2005)


Fort Lincoln, Kansas, Oct. 2, of congenstive fever, Joseph Vance Williams, late of Whitefield township, aged 32 years. (Henry Republican, October 14, 1869, submitted by Nancy Piper)


Ruthanne Beckner Wise, 72, of Quinter, Kan., died Monday in Wichita, Kan.

Mrs. Wise was a native of Anderson, Ind. She lived in Quinter five years and previously lived in Modesto 46 years. She was an artist and had taught art. She was a member of the Old German Baptist Brethren Church and enjoyed painting.

She is survived by her children, Brenton Wise of Quinter and Matthew Wise of Garnett, Kan.; and seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her children, Mary Wise and Monte Wise.

A funeral was held in Quinter, with burial at Big Creek Cemetery there. Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel, Modesto, in charge of arrangements.
(Modesto, California, Bee ~ April 9, 2004)


Glen Allen Wolf, 70, Quinter, died Saturday, May 17, 2008, at his home.

He was born June 16, 1937, in rural Gove County to Jacob Samuel and Eva (Garber) Wolf. He attended Bloomfield School in rural Gove County.

He married Mary Jane (Bowman) Wolf on Oct. 21, 1962, in Lima, Ohio. He was a department manager for Flex King in Quinter for 40 years.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; three sons, Ted Wolf and Carl Wolf, both of Quinter, and Leslie Wolf, Boswell, Pa.; two brothers, Thad Wolf and George Wolf, both of Quinter; three sisters, Margaret Wolf, Quinter, Bonnie Riffey, Pendleton, Ind., and Leona Bowman, Collyer; and 18 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Lloyd Allen Wolf.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Big Creek Meeting House, Quinter; burial in Big Creek Cemetery, Quinter.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Schmitt Funeral Home, Quinter. 
(Hays Daily News ~ May 19, 2008) 


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