Eureka - Norma L. Atchison, 92, a retired telephone operator, died Friday, May 7, 2004, in Topeka. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Cemetery in Eureka. Survivors include a son, Marvin Atchison, Fort Smith, Ark., a daughter, Ramona Lucas, Topeka, six grandchildren, 12 graet-grandchildren and sisters, Wilma Donaldson, Neal and Vera Glasco, Dodge City.
Memorials to Midland Hospice may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home. (Topeka Capital - Journal, May 9, 2004)
ANDOVER - Book, Anna H., beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, went home to the Lord May 19, 2005. Anna was born Sept. 16, 1915 in Fall River, to Samuel and Elsie Huston. She grew up in Fall River and united in marriage to Cleo A. Book. Together they ranched near Piedmont until 1975, when they moved to Eureka. Anna finished her college education at Emporia, earning her teaching degree in 1961. She taught Special education at Eureka until she retired at the age of 70. At this time she moved to Andover to be near the "lights of her life," her 4 grandsons. She is preceded in death by husband, Cleo; son, Larry Dean and sisters, Viola Sexton and Kathryn Rogers. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Roger Meade of Andover; daughter-in-law, Judi Book of El Dorado; grandsons, Dean and Jennifer Book of Towanda, Duane and Brandi Book of Wichita, Sean and Jill Meade of Andover, Brian and Melissa Meade of Andover; sisters, Lilah Leonard of Lenexa, Elsie Compton of Walport, OR; great-grandchildren, Vinnie, Cassidy, Tony, Evan, Eryn, Madison and Aiden. Visitation 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Hillside Funeral Home Augusta; service 10 a.m. Monday, Andover United Methodist Church; burial 1 p.m. Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka. Memorials may be given to Greenwood County Hospital, 100 W. 16th St., Eureka, KS 67045. Hillside Funeral Home Augusta. (The Kansas City Star, May 21, 2005)
EUREKA - Bratton, Ethel B., 95, homemaker, died Oct. 25, 2004. Service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Greenwood Cemetery, Survivors: son, Phillip; stepson, David Bratton; daughters, Phyllis Milner, Mickey McCartney, Linda Pitkin; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Arria Dees. Koup Family Funeral Home. (The Kansas Star, October 26, 2004)
TOPEKA - Brenton, John P., 81, died Wed. March 16 at his home. He was born September 1, 1923, in Eureka, the son of Earl & Lena Brenton. He attended the Lapland School and Eureka High School and worked on the family farm until he joined the US Army at the end of WW II. He served in the 11th Airborne Division during the occupation of Japan. He then returned to Eureka where he worked for Straight Motor Company before joining the Kansas National Guard full time in 1948. He served in the National Guard for 38 years in various capacities at Eureka, Abilene, Manhattan and Topeka. In 1961, he was recalled to active duty at Fort Riley during the Berlin Crisis. He retired from the National Guard with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 4 in September of 1983. He was an avid mechanic, and all around handyman for family and friends. He was also active in his community and church, and spent considerable time helping raise his grandchildren. He married Mary Jane Brenton on June 3, 1945 in Eureka. She preceded him in death on December 18, 2003. He was also preceded in death b two sisters, Alta Keith and Lola Bailey; and three brothers, George, Frank and Charles (Chig) Brenton. Survivors include sons, James A. & wife Athanasia of Olathe, Ronald E. & wife Patty of Lawrence; daughters, Tamara J. Taylor & husband Gregg of Salina, Sandra K. Stroud & husband Lyle of Topeka; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Mr. Brenton will lie in state after 1 p.m. Friday at Penwell-Gabel Southeast Chapel where the family will greet friends from 6:30 to 8:30 that evening. Funeral service 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment 3 p.m. Saturday in Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka. Memorial contributions may be made to Highland Park United Methodist Church, 2914 SE. Michigan, Topeka, KS 66605 (The Wichita Eagle, March 18, 2005)
MORAN - Briggs, Cora M., 101, died Saturday, June
18, 2005. Service 10 a.m. today, Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka.
EUREKA - Britain, Norman E., 76, died Oct. 11, 2004. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Greenwood Abbey, Greenwood Cemetery. Survivors: wife, Patricia; sons, Robert of Kalmath Falls, OR, Daniel of Eureka; 5 grandchildren; sisters, Barbara Becker of St. Louis, MO, Carol Flory of Overland Park. Koup Family Funeral Home. (The Kansas City Star, October 12, 2004)
CLIMAX - Burke, Mary Louise, 76, died May 29, 2005.
Services 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2005, Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka.
HAYSVILLE - Butler, Alice L., 77, retired elementary school teacher, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004. Visitation 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Smith Mortuary, Derby; service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Madison Avenue United Methodist Church, Derby; graveside service 2:30 p.m. Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka.
Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Pam Butler of Sterling; grandchildren, Heather and Dan Hernandez of Wichita, Corey and Travis Powell of Abilene; great-grandchildren, Madison and Steven Hernandez, Caden Powell; brothers, Jacob Owens of Maize, Ben Owens of Ponca City, OK, Jimmy Dale Owens of WA; sister, Leora James of Salina. Preceded by parents, Jacob and Mabel Owens; sister, Noda Rickey.
Memorial to Ruth Clark Elementary School, Haysville. (The Wichita Eagle, November 12, 2004)
EUREKA - Carrington, John R., 61, died Sunday,
Oct. 5, 2003. Memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday, Greenwood Abbey.
EUREKA - Carroll, Sharon K., 60, retired hairdresser,
died Nov. 21, 2005. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Greenwood Cemetery.
HUTCHINSON - Cooper, William Gray, 55, longtime Burrton and Hutchinson resident, died July 15, 2005. Service 9 a.m. Thursday, Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson; graveside service 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka. Survivors: son, Michael; brother, Robert; sister, Carolyn Catlin. (The Wichita Eagle, July 20, 2005)
EUREKA - Cutmyer, Irene, 91, died Sunday, May 23,
2004. Services: 2:00 P.M., Friday, May 28, 2004 at Greenwood Abbey, Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka, Kansas. Visitation:
5-7 P.M., Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at Koup Family Funeral Home, Eureka.
EUREKA - Donnelly, Vernon W., 84, retired teacher, died June 22, 2004. Memorial service 10 a.m. Friday, Greenwood Abbey in Greenwood Cemetery. Survivors: brother, Clarence Donnelly of Piney Flats, TN and many friends. Koup Family Funeral Home. (The Kansas City Star, June 24, 2004)
TOWANDA - Eckley, Tom Sr., 60, passed away Friday, February 10, 2006. Tom was born in Los Angelas, California on August 5, 1945, he was the son of Richard and Mary B. (Steele) Eckley. He retired as Finance Director at Scholfield Brothers and was former owner of Early Bird in Augusta. On February 26, 1983, he married Mary Campbell Brown in Montevista, Colo., She survives. Other survivors include: sons, Tom Eckley Jr. and his wife Jeania, Wichita; Terry Brown and his wife Janet, Burden; Brent Brown and his with Dawn, Rifle, Colo; daughters, Connie Jo Sharpe and her husband Aaron, Haxtun, Colo; Lorrie Yoshinaga, Denver, Colo; brothers, Dick, Sidney, Neb.; Jim, Topeka; John Farmington, New Mexico; sisters, Susan Steele; Polly Steele, Seattle, Wash.; grandchildren, Josh, Nicole, Kelli, Adam, Sam, Amanda, Branton, Alex, Morgan, Hope, Anna, and Ian; and great-grandchildren, Alysa, David & Xaviour. There will be no visitation. Services will be 11 am on Monday, February 13, 2006 at Hope Community Church, Andover; Graveside Services: 2 pm Monday, Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka. Memorials to Hope Community Church. Headley Funeral Chapel. (The Wichita Eagle, February 12, 2006)
EUREKA - Grundy, Ruby B., 94, homemaker, died Feb. 19, 2004. Graveside service 2 p.m. Friday, Greenwood Cemetery.
Survivors: sons, Bob of Manvel, TX, Randall of San Diego; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Laura Hubbard of Wichita. Koup Family Funeral Home. (The Wichita Eagle, February 20, 2004)
Hillman, Curtis W., 56, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004. Viewing 12 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Cochran Mortuary; memorial inurnment service 1 p.m. Monday, Eureka (KS) Cemetery.
HAYSVILLE - Holderman, Gerald W., 49, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004. Visitati on 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Smith Mortuary, Haysville; graveside service 2 p.m. Monday, Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka.
Survivors: wife, Debra; stepdaughters, Terri Raydon
of Grove, OK, Dina Craig of Udall; mother, Lodema Holderman of El Dorado; brothers, Larry of El Dorado, Dennis
of Wichita; 7 step grandchildren; niece, Mandy Holderman of Wichita. Preceded in death by father, Frank and half-brother,
John Kennon. (The Wichita Eagle, December 11, 2004)
CHERRYVALE - Lahar, James W., 84, died Oct. 30,
2005. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka. Survivors: son, James of Lucas, TX; daughters, Julia
Menzer of Cherryvale, Judy Armbruster of Ellis; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Koup Family Funeral Home,
Eureka. (The Wichita Eagle, November 3, 2005)
Long, Eva M. Newman, 86, homemaker, died March
15, 2004. Graveside service 2 p.m. Friday, Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka, KS.
Former Emporia resident Melba Hope May, 86, died March 8, 2005.
Mrs. May was a homemaker and retired dental assistant.
She is survived by two sons, Tony May of Emporia and Lynn May of Maiden, N.C.; a daughter, Jane Armagost of Wichita; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Norman May; and two sons, Karlton Mac May and Johnnie May, died earlier.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m Saturday in Bethany United Methodist Church at Wichita. The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. in Greenwood Cemetery at Eureka. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Hillside Funeral Home West in Wichita.
The family suggests that, instead of flowers, memorial contributions be sent to the Bethany United Methodist Church, 1601 S. Main, Wichita, KS 67213. (The Emporia Gazette, March 10, 2005)
EUREKA - Miller, Charles "Darrel," 70,
retired salesman, died Feb. 6, 2005. Graveside service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Greenwood Cemetery.
EUREKA - Moss, Evelyn D., 95, homemaker, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003 at Koup Family Funeral Home; services 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, 2003 at Greenwood Cemetery.
EUREKA - Newby, Ruth E., 89, homemaker, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2003. Graveside service 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003 at Greenwood Cemetery.
Survivors: son, Curtis Newby of Wichita; daughter,
Martha Hooper of Eureka; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Koup Family Funeral Home. (The Wichita Eagle,
October 21, 2003)
EUREKA - Robinson, Florence E., 92, homemaker, died Jan. 21, 2004. Graveside service 2 p.m. Saturday, Greenwood Cemetery.
Survivors: son, Charles, Topeka; daughter, Betty
Mae Felter, Eureka; 4 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren. Koup Family Funeral Home.
(The Wichita Eagle, January 23, 2004)
WICHITA --- Well-loved fisherman Alfred "Al" Aaron Snider, a man full of vitality and who had a twinkle in his eye, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2003, while mowing the lawn at his much-loved Eureka Lake property.
Al was born Aug. 14, 1916, on a farm near Eureka, to Margaret Mock and Benjamin Bates Snider. Growing up on the farm, he witnessed advancement of farm implements from horse drawn farm equipment to diesel and computer powered mega-machinery. As a boy he loved to fish, trap and hunt. A lifelong fisherman, he fished the day he died.
He graduated from Eureka High School in 1934. He attended Emporia State Teachers College to earn his teachers certificate. Following graduation in 1936, Al taught two years at Spring Creek School near Eureka. In July 1940, Al went to work for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. as an unlocated lineman, going where the work was. He served the call to duty for his country by entering the Army Air Corps in June 1942, where he served three years. Leaving the Air Force, Al went back to work for the phone company as an installer in Emporia.
He married Marion Frances Hogan, of Newton, on Sept. 12, 1946, at the age of 30. They had five children.
Also in 1946, he was transferred to Wichita as a record engineer, where he was promoted to facility engineer and then exchange engineer in 1948. He was transferred to Topeka in 1960 and was promoted to district engineer, and promoted to senior engineer in 1967 when he was transferred back to Wichita, where he retired Oct. 21, 1976. After his retirement, Al spent a great deal of time out at the family's Eureka Lake retreat. He loved to teach others to fish and was fishing buddy to many, both families and friends.
The light in this much-loved, vital man was extinguished on July 2, 2003. He will be badly missed by family and friends alike.
Al is survived by a younger sister, Marie Lewis, Eureka; daughters, Bev Perez, Wichita, Geneva Myer, Eureka, and Kathy Runberg, Olathe; a son, Bruce Snider, M.D., Overland Park; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many life-long friends. Mr. Snider was preceded in death by a son, Brian A. Snider.
Interment will be at a later date in Greenwood County Cemetery in Eureka.
WHITEWATER - Spurlock, John W., 83, retired plumber,
died Feb. 4, 2004. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka, KS.
EUREKA - Thornton, Doris D., 77, died Aug. 3, 2004. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Greenwood Cemetery.
Survivors: sons, David, Donald and Kenneth Thornton;
daughter, Joyce Pearse; brother, Robert Lozier all of Eureka; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-gr andchildren. Koup Family
Funeral Home. (The Wichita Eagle, August 5, 2004)
COUNCIL GROVES - Trembly, Betty J., 77, homemaker, died Dec. 7, 2004. Graveside service 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 2004 at Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka, KS.
Survivors: brother, Charles Wiggins of Eureka;
sisters, Helen Kiefer of Baldwin, Dorothy Postlewait of Wheaton, IL. Koup Family Funeral Home, Eureka. (The Wichita
Eagle, December 10, 2004)
EUREKA - Vanhoozier, Leota Zuck, 67, homemaker, died Jan. 14. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation 9 to 11 p.m. Friday, Koup Family Funeral Home.
Survivors: husband, Charles "Red"; sons,
David, Daniel; 5 grandchildren; brothers, Gerald, Loren, William, Lewis Zuck, Darrell Russell; sister, Cheryl Johnson.
(The Wichita Eagle, January 16, 2004)
EUREKA - Walford, Laura A., 84, died July 22, 2005
in Loveland, CO. Graveside service 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka. Survived by
daughter, Janice Bower. Koup Family Funeral Home. (The Wichita Eagle, July 26, 2005)
EUREKA - Watson, Rosa E., 89, homemaker, died Tuesday,
Oct. 7. Graveside service 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10 at Greenwood Cemetery.
EUREKA - Whipple, Dorothy, 83, of Kansas City,
formerly of Eureka, died Oct. 20, 2004. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Sheil Colonial Funeral Home, Kansas City, MO;
graveside service 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka.
Mary Ann Yarbrough, daughter of T.C. and Hannah Yarbrough was born in Green County, Tenn. April 16, 1874 and departed this life February 28, 1941 at the age of sixty-six years ten months and twenty-two days. She came with her parents to Piedmont, Kansas at the age of twelve years and spent the remainder of her life there. On November 19, 1893 she was united in marriage to Aaron E. Moore. To this union were born six children,five of whom are still living. Funeral services were held from the Christian Church at Piedmont Sunday March 2, by Rev. Michael of Augusta.
Mary Ann Yarbrough daughter of T.C. and Hannah Yarbrough was born in Green County, Tenn. April 16 1874 and departed this life February 28 1941, at the age of sixty-six years ten months and twenty-two days.
She came with her parents to Piedmont, Kansas at the age of twelve years and spent the remainder of her life there.
On November 19, 1893, she was united in marriage to Aaron E. Moore.
To this union were born six children. five of whom are still living.
She is survived by her husband; one son, Homer Moore of Piedmont; four daughters, Mrs. Lizzie Wade, Severy, Mrs. Etta Keiting, Emporia, Mrs. Alice Stuber, Severy; one brother, Sam Yarbrough, San Bernardino, Calif.; twenty-four grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and many relatives and friends.
Funeral Services were held from the Christian church at Piedmont Sunday,March 2, by Rev. Michael of Augusta. (Submitted by Kyle M. Condon)
Aaron Edwin (Edward) Moore son of William and Sarah Moore, was born Decembr 4, 1872 in Elk County, Kansas and departed this life on January 14, at his at the age of 85 years, one month and ten days. His entire life was spent in Kansas. When a young man, he united with the Christian Church. On November 19, 1893, he was united in marriage to Mary Ann Yarbrough. Who departed this life on February 28, 1941. Also preceding him death was one son. He leaves to morn his passing, five children: Homer Moore, of Piedmont, Mrs. Lissie Wade of Piedmont, Mrs. Clara Norman of Towanda, Kansas, Mrs. Etta Keating, Emporia, and Mrs. Alice Stuber, Eureka, One sister Ethel Jones, Los Angeles, Calif., one brother in law Sam Yarbrough, of San Bernadino, Calif: 32 grandchildred, 46 great-grandchildren, nine great-great grandchildren, many other relatives, and a host of friends. (Submitted by Kyle M. Condon)
EUREKA - Moore, Ann, 64, died April 2, 2005. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Piedmont (KS) Cemetery. Survivors: son, Rance Lloyd Jones; grandon, James Jones; brother, Milo Moore; brother, David Moore; sister, Jean Nordmeyer. Koup Family Funeral Home, Eureka Published in the Wichita Eagle on 4/4/2005 (Submitted by Kyle M Condon)
Accidentally Shot Himself Wednesday.
A Young Man of Eureka Meets with Untimely Death--Was
Just Starting for a Hunt.--Funeral This Morning.
Suanne "Annie" Dalanah West, daughter of Sarah and Asa West, was born December 28, 1869, at Decatur, Illinois, and departed this life, January 10, 1941, at Toronto, Kansas, at the age of seventy-one years. Her father preceded her in death when she was only five years of age.
She moved to Kansas with her mother of step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Taylor, in the year of 1879, living near the former settlement of Twin Falls. Later the family moved to Eureka.
She was married to Alfred Gulick of Eureka, December 22, 1888.
They both became members and active workers in the early Christian Church of Eureka. She continued to be a willing worker in the cause of Christ as long as her health permitted and lived a life of service to everyone she came in contact with.
To this union eight children were born, three of whom, with their father, preceded her in death.
They moved to a farm near Cleo Springs. Okla., in the winter of 1902, where she cared for her father-in-law and her mother-in-law until their deaths. They returned to Kansas in November, 1916, and lived in and near Eureka the remainder of her life.
Out of a large family, she leaves one sister, Mrs. Mary Linder, of Erie, Kansas, one step-sister, Mrs. Sadie Cochran of El Dorado, Kansa, and one brother, William West of Kansas City, Mo., to mourn her passing.
Also surviving are three sons, Jesse and Ray Gulick of Toronto, and Francis Gulick of Eureka; and two daughters, Ms. Mattie Webster of Toronto, and Mrs. Bernadine Conn of Eureka. She is survived by twenty-four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral service, conducted by Rev. Bert V. Sutton of the Christian Church in Eureka, was held from the Baird Funeral Home here at 2:20 p.m., Monday January 13. Interment was in the Greenwood Cemetery.
Out-of-town relatives who attended the funeral
were; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Krob and children, Winnie Faye and Vernon Lee, Mrs. Dollie Sackett, Miss Ellen Gulick,
Mr. and Mrs. John Gullick, all of Aline, Okla.: Mr. and Mrs. Felix Linder of Erie; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. West and son,
Jessie West, all of Kansas City; Mrs. Bessie Cochran and son of Wichita; Mr. and Mrs. John Lake of Haven, Kansas;
Mrs. Lizzie Hayes and Cecil Linder of Beloit; Mrs. O. C. Webster and daughter, Evelyn, of Toronto. (Taken from
The Eureka Herald, January 16, 1941 Page 1, submitted by Debbie Snyder)
Died at Quincy, Greenwood county, Kansas, Nov. 6, of consumption, Amos Blossom, aged 38 years, 7 months, son of Hiram Blossom of Whitefield.
The Republican chronicles this week the death of Amos Blossom, son of Hiram Blossom of Whitefield, which took place in Kansas last week Thursday. Three years ago Amos received some internal injury, which induced hemorrhage, which it is supposed caused consumption. Mr. Blossom went to Kansas some eight years ago, and opened a farm. He had 240 acres of farm land, cattle and sheep, and was out of debt at the time of his death. He prospered in all his hands found to do. He leaves a wife to mourn his untimely death. His father left here yesterday for Kansas, and with Markus, who is out west, will settle up the affairs of the estate. Amos was an industrious man, a good farmer, genial and agreeable in disposition, and highly respected. His death, though expected, comes with sadness to all the friends, of which he has a large number here. (Henry Republican, November 21, 1878, submitted by Nancy Piper)
GORMAN, GEORGE GILLICK
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