HASKELL  COUNTY
 

WOOD,  JAMES  ORAN

SUBLETTE - James Oran Wood, 86, Pratt, Kansas and former Sublette, Kansas resident died Friday, February 29, 2008, at Lakewood Senior Living, Pratt, Kansas, where he had been a resident. 

The son of Hugh Everett & Ethel Jane Willett Wood, he was born March 24, 1921, in California, Missouri. 

He served his country in the United States Army during World War II. 

He and Flossie Lorene Lohfink were married September 12, 1940, in Plains, Kansas. They moved from Lathem, Missouri to Sublette in 1950. They shared life together for over 67 years. 

His hobbies were taxidermy, fishing, leathercraft and woodworking. 

He worked for Sublette Co-op, then he was self employed in Wood Insurance Agency for many years until retirement. After retirement, he worked at the Haskell County Funeral Home. He was a member of the Christian Church, Sublette. He was a very devoted member of the church, being faithful in attendance, and was a lifetime V.F.W. member. 

Survivors include his wife, Flossie Wood, Pratt, KS.; five sons, James Wood and wife Kathy, Pratt, KS., Richard Wood and wife Donna, Wichita, KS., Loran Wood, Satanta, KS., Dale Wood and wife Helen, Salina, KS., and Bruce Wood, Hardesty, Okla.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Henry Carwin Wood, and a daughter-in-law, Phyllis Wood. 

A memorial has been established for the Christian Church, Sublette. Memorials may be mailed to Haskell County Funeral Home, Box 607, Sublette, KS 67877. 

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday March 5, 2008, at 1:00 p.m. at the Christian Church, Sublette, Kansas with Ministers David Erwin and Richard Wood presiding. Military graveside services will be held by the Sublette American Legion Post No. 205, Sublette, Kansas at the Haskell County Cemetery, Sublette, Kansas. 

Haskell County Funeral Home, Sublette is in charge of arrangements.

Friends may call Sunday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
(Hutchinson News ~ Monday ~ March 3, 2008)

YOUNT,  WILLARD  ELWIN  "BUD"

SUBLETTE -Willard Elwin "Bud" Yount, 73, died Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at his home in Sublette. 

He was born Jan. 19, 1933, to Basil Worth and Evelyn (Levesey) Yount at Sublette. He married Norma LaFont on Feb. 7, 1959, at Franklin, La. She survives. 

A lifetime resident of Sublette, he attended Sublette Grade School and graduated from Sublette High School in 1952. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force for four years. 

He worked for Trident Gas Company in Ryus as an electrician before he retired 11 years ago. 

He was a member of the Christian Church and American Legion Post 205, both of Sublette. His hobbies were golfing, hunting and traveling to Louisiana to fish and go to motorcycle races. 

Other survivors include one daughter, Rhonda Rollins and husband, Mike, Satanta; one brother, Doyle Eldon Yount and wife, Millie, Olathe; one sister, Margy Lee Yount Nelson, Lake View, Ore.; and one granddaughter. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Basil William Yount Sr., Dale Edsil Yount, Vernal Dean Yount and Floyd Eldon Yount. 

A graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Haskell County Cemetery, Sublette, with the Rev. David Erwin presiding. A military graveside service will be conducted by American Legion Post 205, Sublette. 

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. today at the Haskell County Funeral Home, Sublette. 

Memorials are suggested to either the Sublette Christian Church or Benincasa, Garden City, in care of the Haskell County Funeral Home, Box 607, Sublette, KS 67877.
(Dodge City Daily Globe ~ Friday ~ March 3, 2006)

HAMMER,  JAY

SUBLETTE - Jay C. Hammer, 77, died Sunday, February 5, 2006 at Harry Heines Hospice, St. Francis Hospital, Wichita. 

He was born May 22, 1928 to Clarence F. and Dorothy Faye Noble Hammer at San Diego, Calf. He married Darlene Bickel on Jan. 18, 1951 at Las Vegas, New Mexico. She survives. 

He served his country in the United States Navy. He moved from California to the Sublette area in 1947 after being discharged from the Navy. 

He loved being around his family and grandchildren. His hobbies were fishing and traveling. 

He was a member of the Christian Church, Sublette, American Legion Post No. 205, Masonic Lodge and past school board member of Sublette USD 374 all of Sublette. 

Survivors include his wife, Darlene Hammer, of the home, one son, Steven J. Hammer and wife DeAnn, Sublette; three daughters, Rhonda Hoffman and husband Randy, Liberal, Dottie Ardery and husband Ross, Copeland and Sue Robins and husband Dave, Wichita; one step sister, Jonnell Muschetto, Huntington Beach, Calf.; 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren and a host of other friends and relatives. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, step father, Fritz Young, Step mother, Estelle Hammer, brother, James Hammer and one step sister, Gene Hurt. 

The Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at The Christian Church, Sublette with Rev. David Erwin presiding. Military Rites will be conducted by the Sublette American Legion Post No. 205, Sublette at the Haskell County Cemetery, Sublette. 

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the Haskell County Funeral home. 

Memorials are suggested to the Christian Church, Sublette or the Outreach Cancer Center, Liberal and can be mailed to Haskell County Funeral Home, Box 607, Sublette, KS 67877.
(Dodge City Daily Globe ~ Tuesday ~ February 7, 2006)

BIRNEY,  UEL  WAYNE  (DR.)

SUBLETTE - Dr. Uel Wayne Birney, 44, died Thursday, January 12, 2006 at Satanta District Hospital, Satanta. 

He was born July 1, 1961 to Russell Nelson and Wynola LaVelle (Anthony) Birney in Garden City. He married Julie Ann Kennedy on Dec. 30, 1983 at Pratt. She survives. 

He was a lifetime resident of the area. He enjoyed his family and kids. He enjoyed going to their sports events. 

He was a chiropractor, practicing in Sublette and Garden City. 

He was a member of the Southern Baptist Church, Youth Leader, Sublette EMT's, several years on Sublette City Council, former Mayor of Sublette, Coach for basketball, football at Middle School and trainer for high school football team, all of Sublette and a member of Kansas Chiropractic Association. 

Survivors include his wife, of the home, three sons, Russell Trent Birney, Kaleb Shane Birney, and Derek Dalton Birney, all of Sublette; his mother and step father, Wynola and Carl Osborn, Sublette; one brother, Elwin Leon Birney and wife Marie, Sublette; one step brother, Bill Osborn and wife Donna, Garden City; father and mother in law, Alvin Merle and Lois Kennedy, Pratt; several aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces and nephews and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Russell Nelson Birney, grandparents Elwin and Maude Anthony and Earl and Juel Birney. 

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Sublette High School Gym, Sublette with the Rev. Randy Caddell presiding. Burial will be in the Haskell County Cemetery, Sublette. 

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Haskell County Funeral Home, Sublette. 

Memorials are suggested to the Children's Education Fund and can be mailed to the Haskell County Funeral Home, Box 607, Sublette, KS 67877.
(Dodge City Daily Globe ~ Friday January 13, 2006)

ORTH,  ROBERT  D.

SUBLETTE - Robert "Bob" Dean Orth, 69, died Saturday, June 18, 2005, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City. 

He was born Dec. 13, 1935, to Wallace Edward and Ethel Louise (McCoy) Orth in Wichita. 

He married Jeannie K. Cummings Nov. 15, 1963, in Wichita. 

He graduated from Sublette High School in 1953. 

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. 

He was a farmer and EMT instructor. He was CEO of Hollywood International. 

He was a past president of the National Fraternity of Wichita State University and a member of the Masoic Lodge, the VFW and American Legion Post No. 205 in Sublette. He was a past president of KEMTA in Topeka. He held numerous offices in the Jaycees. 

He served on the Sublette Enterprises Board, school board and the city council for several years and was mayor of Sublette for 12 years. He was a past county chairman and past secretary of the Kansas Republican party. 

He was a member of United Methodist Church of Sublette. 

Survivors include one son, Richard E. Orth and wife Amy, Sublette; one daughter, Michelle Juel, Midwest City, Okla.; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; one sister, Sara Korman, Belhingham, Wash., and many friends. 

He was preceeded in death by his parents. 

* Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. at Christian Church of Sublette with ministers Keith Fink and David Erwin presiding. 

Burial will be in Haskell County Cemetery in Sublette with military graveside services conducted by Sublette American Legion Post No. 205. 

Friends may call until 8 p.m. today at Haskell County Funeral Home. 


Memorials are suggested to Sublette EMTs in care of Haskell County Funeral Home, Box 607, Sublette, KS 67877.
(Southwest Daily Times ~ Monday ~ June 20, 2005)


CUMMINGS,  JESS  RICHARDS

SUBLETTE -- Jess Richard Cummings, 78, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at his home. 

He was born Dec. 30, 1921, to the Rev. R.N. and Maude (Pounds) Cummings in Allen, Okla. 

He married Cleo Carlene McAfee Oct. 28, 1944, in Healton, Okla. She died Jan. 2, 2000. 

He was a former Tulsa resident where he lived for 40 years prior to moving to Sublette in August 1984. 

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. 

He was a registered professional sanitarian for the Tulsa City/County Health Department in Tulsa. He held a lifetime contract with the Federal Food and Drug. 

He was an Explorer Scout, for which he won a trip to Washington, D.C., and he was an avid golfer. 

His hobbies included bowling, hunting, fishing, playing softball and coaching little league. 

He was a member of Sublette Southern Baptist Church in Sublette. 

Survivors include one daughter, Jeannie Orth and husband, Bob, Sublette; two grandchildren, Michelle Juel and Richard Orth and wife, Amy, all of Sublette; five great-grandchildren, Jared Juel, Megan Orth, Remington Orth, Rhett Orth and Jess Orth; one brother, Ralph Cummings and wife, Wanda, Edmond, Okla.; one sister, Ruby Click and husband, Vernon, Tucson, Ariz.; one sister-in-law, Helen Cummings, Oklahoma City, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Ray Cummings and one sister, Ruth Bowers. 

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Sublette Southern Baptist Church in Sublette with the Rev. Dan Pearce presiding. 

Military graveside services will be conducted by Sublette American Legion Post No. 205 at the Haskell County Cemetery in Sublette. 

Friends may call until 8 p.m. today at Haskell County Funeral Home in Sublette. 

Memorials are suggested to the Sublette Southern Baptist Church in Sublette, in care of Haskell County Funeral Home, Box 607, Sublette, KS 67877.
(Southwest Daily Times ~ Monday ~ October 23, 2000)

PLOTNER,  ARTHUR

A former resident of Morehead, Arthur Plotner, 68, Copeland, died Sunday in Dodge City.

He was born Feb. 8, 1905, 2 miles east of Morehead, and moved to Western Kansas 30  years ago.

Survivors include the widow, Helen; a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Grows, Copeland; three sons, Jerry, Denver, Colo., Donald, Wichita, and Bob, Cimarron; nine grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Ed Allen, 1500 W. Main.

The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Copeland.  Burial will be in Sublette Cemetery under direction of the Evans Funeral home of Cimarron.
(Chanute Tribune ~ December 24, 1973 ~ Page 8)

LAPPIN,  JOHN

ALEXANDER --- John Lappin, 94, died Wednesday night at La Crosse Rest Home after a long illness.  Born Jan. 6, 1871 at Ada, Ohio, he was a retired carpenter, coming to Alexander in 1930.  He came to La Crosse four years ago.  His wife, Ella, died in 1936.

Survivors:  Sisters, Mrs. Viola Adinson, Yuklah, Calif.; Mrs. Irene Mills, Long Beach, Calif.

Funeral:  9 a.m. Saturday, Hoover-Pittman Funeral Home, La Crosse; Rev. C. Id.  Burial:  Sublette Cemetery, Sublette.   Call:  7-10 p.m. Friday and until funeral Saturday, at the funeral home.
(Hutchinson News ~ October 8, 1965 ~ Page 28)

REDD,  KENNETH  H.

SUBLETTE --- Longtime Haskell County resident Kenneth Howard Redd, 58, Sublette, died Monday at City of Faith Hospital, Tulsa, Okla.

Born Oct. 26, 1927, at Dodge City, he married Patsy Stewart Jan. 18, 1948 at Garden City.  A World War II Air force veteran, he was a member of the Kansas Livestock Association, National Cattlemen's Association, Sublette United Methodist Church, and Harvest Chapel, Sublette.

He was a former commander and member of the Sublette American Legion #205.  As commander, he started the Christmas Legion program.  For 21 years, Mr. Redd was in charge of memorial services and placing flags on veterans graves for Banner Cemetery in Seward County and Sublette Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, of the home; a son, Rick, Sublette; two daughters, Roxann Beach, Pierceville, and Rhonda Ramsey, Logan, N.M.; a sister, Carol Yvonne Eilerts, Costa Mesa, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

Funeral will be Friday at 3 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Sublette, with Carlton Pearson, Tom Schneider, Ione Wright and Jesse Garretson officiating.  Burial will be at haskell County Cemetery with military graveside service.

Friends may call Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Haskell County Funeral Home.  Memorials to the Sublette American Legion Fund or the City of Faith, Tulsa.
(Garden City Telegram ~ June 3, 1986 ~ Page 2)

DAY,  LUCRETIA  HARRIETT

SATANTA --- Lucretia Harriett Day, 84, retired teacher and food services employee, died Monday.  Service 2 p.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church and 4:30 p.m., Elkhart (Kan.) Cemetery.

Survivors:  sons, Carl of Pasadena, Texas, Frank Jr., of Satanta; daughters, Mary Hill of Grand Prairie, Texas, Della Wing of Satanta.  Memorial has been established with the Satanta Senior Citizen's Home.  Haskell County Funeral Home, Sublette.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Wednesday ~ August 18, 1982 ~ Page 8)

CREEDEN,  MARTHA  A.

Martha H. Creeden, 76, homemaker, died Monday.  Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Church of the Nazarene, Sublette.

Surviviors:  husband, E. C.; sons, D. G. of Kingsville, Texas, Bob of Spring Valley, Calif., Bill of Pensacola, Fla., Ben of Garden City, Jack, Jim, both of Sublette; daughters, Nita Sunderland of Satanta, Joan Moore of Dodge City, Janie Deewall of Wilmore, Mary Allingham of Lakeside, Calif., Wada West of Dodge City; brothers, Morgan Dyeof New York, Edd Dye of Canon City, Colo., Burton Dye of Lake Mathis, Texas; sister, Pearl Freed of Canon City.  Memorial has been established with Satanta Senior Citizens Home.  Haskell County Funeral Home.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Wednesday ~ August 18, 1982 ~ Page 8)

FOSTER,  HERBERT  "HUB"

SATANTA --- Herbert "Hub" Foster, 85, retired lumberman and retired farmer, died Friday.  Service 10:30 a.m. Monday, United Methodist Church, Satanta.

Surviviors:  wife, Norma M.; sons, C. Bayne, Donald, both of Satanta; daughters, Reba Nevin Ross, Maurine Kiehne, both of Satanta; half sister, Mrs. Claude Marteney of Cunningham.  Memorial have been established with the United Methodist Church and the Satanta District Hospital.  Haskell County Funeral Home, Sublette.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Sunday ~ May 18, 1980)

FILLPOT,  THELMA  V.

SATANTA --- Thelma V. Fillpot, 73, homemaker, died Friday.  Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church.

Survivors:  sons, Arthur "Bud" of Satanta, Robert of Olathe, Darrell of Manteca, Calif., Dennis of Camp Lejeune, N.C.; daughters, Sue Wheeler, Helen Brown, both of Satanta, Virginia Collins of Holland, Mich., Mary Ann Donaldson of Marfa, Texas, Judy Hobbs of Hooker, Okla.; sisters, Viola Wolf of hays, Violet Deines of San Diego, Calif.; 33 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.  Memorials have been established with Satanta Happy Agers Site and Satanta Ambulance Fund.  Haskell County Funeral Home, Sublette.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Sunday ~ June 24, 1984)

ALEXANDER,  OLIVE  T.

SATANTA, Kan. --- Olive T. (Mrs. Leslie) Alexander, 48, Houston, former Satanta resident and Gulf Bible College student, died Friday.  Service 2 p.m. Tueday, Pleasant Prairie Church of God, Satanta.

Surviviors:  sons, Clifford, Milton, both of Satanta, Eldon of Wichita; daughters, Mrs. Marceil Jones of Satanta; Mrs. Wanda Long, Leslie Alexander, both of Houston; stepmother, Mrs. Thelma Sprunger, of Ponca City, Okla.., brother, Logan Sprunger of Satatna; sister, Mrs. Mardelle Snook of Ulysses, Kan.  Haskell County Funeral Home, Sublette, Kan.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Sunday ~ November 28, 1976)

GROTH,  LEONARD  LOUIS

SATANTA, Kan. --- Leonard Louis Groth, 88, retired farmer, died Friday.  Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday in United Methodist Church.

Born in Ozaukee County, Wis., he moved to Satanta in 1916 from Oklahoma.

Survivors include two brothers, George and Edmond; and a sister, Mrs. Kenneth Moore, all of Satanta.

Haskell County Funeral Home, Sublette, Kan., has charge.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Saturday ~ January 15, 1972)


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