LINCOLN COUNTY, KANSAS

OBITUARIES

 

ANDERSON,  MARY  A.

Lincoln --- Mary A. Anderson, 89, rural Lincoln, died late Thursday night, Jan. 22, of exposure after she experienced car trouble on a county road northwest of Lincoln.

Mrs. Anders on was born July 25, 1897, at Barnard.  She was a lifetime resident of Lincoln County.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 48 in Lincoln, the Denmark Lutheran Church and the ladies aid of the church.

Her husband, Harry, died in 1972.

Survivors include a son, Donald of Manhattan; a daughter, Harriett Augustine of Brownell; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be a 2p.m. Tuesday at Hall Mortuary, Lincoln, the Rev. Raymond Mai officiating.  Burial will be in Denmark Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the church.

Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. Monday and until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.
(Salina Journal ~ January 24, 1987)

ANDERSON, PAUL G.

Paul G. Anderson, 55, of 2717 E. English, retired farmer, died Monday. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hall Mortuary, Lincoln, Kan. Burial will be in Beverly, Kan., Cemetery.

Born near Beverly, he came to Wichita 10 years ago.

Survivors include his widow, Ruth; a son, Dean, Beverly; two daughters, Mrs. Doris Goodman, Denver, and Miss Eileen Anderson, Milwaukee, Wis.; two brothers, Chester and Roscoe of Salina, Kan.; and two sisters, Mrs. Mabel Donbarger and Mrs. Fleta Grim, of Beverly.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Tuesday ~ May 7, 1968)

ANSLOVER, SARA ALICE

Sara Alice Anslover, 83, Salina, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2006.

Mrs. Anslover was born Sara Alice Ellenberger on May 9, 1922, at Hoxie, to Rush and Pearl (Bloomheart) Ellenberger. She was the office manager for the Saline County K-State Research and Extension office. She was a member of University United Methodist Church, Lady Elks and Order of the Eastern Star. She married John Anslover on Dec. 24, 1946, at Beverly.

Survivors include her husband, John, of the home; two sons, John W. "Jack" Anslover and wife Cathy of Salina and James R. "Jim" Anslover and wife Lauri of Omaha, Neb.; and five grandchildren, Nicole Anslover of Lawrence, John E. "Jed" Anslover, Rachel Anslover and Andrew "Drew" Anslover, all of Salina, and Shannon Anslover of North Platte, Neb.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at University United Methodist Church, Salina, the Rev. David Bolz officiating. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Beverly Cemetery, Beverly.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401. (Salina Journal, January 25, 2006)

BERGMAN, JERRY L.

WICHITA--Jerry L. Bergman, 58, Wichita, formerly of Salina, died Monday, Aug. 12, 2002.

Laura Kness of Abilene is a daughter.

Mr. Bergman was a D.O.D. Enterprises heating and air conditioning employee and a B-29 "Doc" Restoration Project volunteer.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 2002, at Broadway Mortuary, 1147 S. Broadway, Wichita. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Beverly Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice. (Abilene Reflector - Chronicle August 15, 2002)

BEVERLY, LYDIA

Miss Lydia Beverly, 89, of 401 S. Seneca, retired teacher and nurse, died Sunday.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Stiles Funeral Home, Sylvan Grove, Kan.

Born in Pawnee City, Neb., she came to Wichita from Sylvan Grove in 1962 to live at Kansas Masonic Home. She was a member of Church of Christ, Scientist, and a charter member of Eula Chapter of Eastern Star, Sylvan Grove.

Survivors include a brother, Jack, Salina, Kan.

Culbertson Mortuary has charge locally.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Monday ~ January 15, 1968)

BRADSHAW, EDWARD J.

Edward Joseph Bradshaw, 77, passed away Friday, Dec. 16, at Hayward, Calif., after a five-month illness. He was a former resident of Lincoln where he was in the newspaper business for several years.

Among the survivors are two daughters, Mrs. John (Cleo) Raffety, Jackson, Miss., and Juanita, California; one sister, Mrs. Helen Vetter of Kansas City, Mo., and several relatives in the Topeka area.

Graveside funeral services were conducted at the St. Patrick's Catholic cemetery, Lincoln, Friday, Dec. 23, the Rev. Norman Leiker in charge.

[Tombstone gives year of birth as 1890 but has never been completed; year of death has not been filled in.] (Lincoln Sentinel - Republican, January 5, 1967, Submitted by Alberto Nunez)

BRADSHAW, MYRTLE

Word reached here Tuesday morning of the death of Mrs. E.J. Bradshaw, who passed away Monday night [April 26] at the Halstead hospital where she had been taken Sunday for treatment. Although she had been in failing health for several months and had been at the Halstead hospital for a major operation some time ago, Mrs. Bradshaw had improved and only recently had been able to walk about her yard. However, her condition became alarming last week and on Saturday arrangements were made to take her to the hospital again. Her daughter, Mrs. John Raffety, and Mr. Raffety, Wichita, took her to the hospital Sunday and while enroute to Halstead she became critically ill, growing weaker until the end.

A resident of Kansas all her life, Mrs. Bradshaw had lived in Lincoln for 25 years, coming here from Topeka. At the time of her death she was aged 48 years. Surviving are her husband, E.J. Bradshaw of the home, and two daughters, Mrs. Cleo Raffety, Wichita; Mrs. J.J. Bono, Los Angeles; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services are to be held Thursday from St. Patrick's Catholic church. Interment will be made in the St. Patrick's cemetery south of Lincoln. [Tombstone gives year of birth as 1895.] (Lincoln Sentinel - Republican, April 29, 1943, submitted by Alberto Nunez)

BURDICK, EDWARD

Last Friday morning about 2;30 o'clock, lightening struck the house of Ed. Burdick, of Beverly, killing him as he lay asleepl A heavy rain was falling at the tie, accompanied by violent lightening and thunder. Mr Burdick's house was a story and a half frame, and he and his wife were sleeping upstairs. In an adjoining room were sleeping there four children, the eldest about 10 years old. Mrs Burdick was awakened by the lightening striking the house with a terrific crash. The bolt struck the chimney, and desended into the chanber, where one part killed Mr. Burdick whithout waking him/ His wife, frightened by the uproar, tried to awaken him, but realized his condition at once and immediately aroused the neighboors. Mr Burdick was found with a few slight burns upon her person, while his face bore the appearance of peaceful sleep and there was no evidence of suffering or of his having awakened. A large part of the plastering in the room where the children slept was knocked from the wall and hles were knocked through the aiding (Maybe attic) in a dozen differnet place, upstairs and down, and pieces of siding were lying in the yard that had been blown off the house.

Mr. Burdick was about 34 years of age and had lived in this vicinity for 10 years. He moved to beverly when the town was founded and lived there until his death.

He was industrious, economicl and un upright citized in every respect. He was personally very popular and his death is much regretted by all who knew him. (Burial in Beverly Cemetery birth Aug. 21, 1857 death June 20, 1888)(submitted by Penny Ross)

CHARD,  OMAR  Q.

Lincoln --- Omar Q. Chard, 85, Lincoln, died Friday, May 17, 1996, at his home.

Mr. Chard was born Dec. 11, 1910, at Lucas and was a lifetime area resident.  He was an auto dealer for Chard Oldsmobile, Lincoln, and a member of Lincoln Evangelical Church.

His wife, Barbara, died in 1986.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia hair of Lincoln and Kanre Honas of Hays; a brother Arthur of Lincoln; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three step great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hall Memorial Chapel, Lincoln, the Rev. Rob Stefek officiating.  Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery.

Memorials  may be made to the church or Lincoln Senior Center.

Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. Monday and from noon until service time Tuesday at the funeral chapel, 111 E. Elm, Lincoln 67455.
(Salina Journal ~ May 19, 1996)

CRAWFORD,  MAX  L.

Lincoln --- Max L. Crawford, 60, prominent rancher and stockman in Lincoln, died Tuesday at Hadley memorial hospital, Hays, after a 10-day illness.

A lifelong resident of Lincoln, Mr. Crawford attended Ft. Hays State college and Burns Business college, Denver.  He served 12 years on the Lincoln city council and was a member of the United Methodist Church in Lincoln.  He was born Oct. 13, 1906.

Survivors include the widow, Vera; 2 sons, Rober, at home, and Royce, Hays, and 3 grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Hall memorial chapel, Lincoln, the Rev. Garner Berg officiating.  Burial will be in the Lincoln cemetery.

The family suggests memorials to the United Methodist Church, Lincoln.
(Salina Journal ~ August 14, 1969)

CURTIS,  JENNIE  E.

Lincoln --- Jennie E. Curtis, 86, Lincoln, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the Republic County Hospital Long Term Care Unit, Belleville.

Mrs. Curtis was born Aug. 16, 1900, at Yorktown.  She was a lifetime resident of Lincoln County.  She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and the United Presbyterian Church, both of Lincoln.

Her husband, James, died in 1958.

Survivors include a son, James E. of Topeka; a daughter, Joyce L. Hedstrom of Courtland; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Hall Mortuary, Lincoln, the Rev. Charles Carter officiating.  Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Research Fund.

Visitation will be until service time today at the funeral home.
(Salina Journal ~ January 24, 1987)

DOLL, THEODORE JESSE

Theodore Jesse, 79, of Moore, passed away Wed. Sept. 16, 1992. He was born Nov. 4, 1912 in Lincoln, Kansas, to Charles Wesley and Christine Margaret Doll. He was a member of the Methodist Church in Lincoln, Ks. He retired as M/Sgt in the USAF after 23 years, also worked as an accountant at Tinker AFB. Survived by 3 brothers, C.W. and George, both of Lincoln, Ks., and Edgar of Salina, Ks.; 2 sisters, Margie Bunch of Barnard, Ks. and Edith Wild of Wichita, Ks.; a host of nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, in 1991, and his parents and a sister. Services will be Friday, Sept. 18, 1992, at 1:00 p.m. in the Bill Eisenhour SE Chapel, with burial in Arlington Memory Gardens. Dr. Tom Harrison will officiate.
(Daily Oklahoman ~ Thursday ~ September 17, 1992)

DONLEY, JIM

Lincoln --- Jim Donley, 54, Lincoln, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 1996, at Lincoln County Hospital.

Mr. Donley was born Sept. 11, 1942, in Lincoln County and was a lifelong resident of the area.  He was a mechanic and member of St. John Lutheran Church, south of Lincoln.

Survivors include his wife, Judy of the home; two sons, Tari of Barnard and Tracy of Salina; his mother, Mabel Donley of Lincoln; two stepsons, Mark Rogers of Claflin and Greg Rogers of Long Beach, Calif.; three stepdaughters, Lori Souken of Claflin, Joni Zinc of Bushton and Lisa Feldkamp of Lincoln; two brothers, Lambert and Alvin, both of Lincoln; three sisters, Frankora Kilcoyne of Colorado Springs, Colo., Ardith Von Fange of Lincoln and Judy Lyster of Denver; and 12 grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church, the Rev. Gerald Radtke officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the church or Lincoln County Ambulance Fund.

Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Hall Memorial Chapel, 111 E. Elm, Lincoln 67455, and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the church.
(Salina Journal ~ December 3, 1996)

GORTON,  ELMER  G.

Lincoln --- Elmer G. Gorton, 82, Lincoln, died Sunday at St. John's hospital, Salina, after a brief illness.

Born March 26, 1882, at Lincoln, he was a lifelong resident of Lincoln county.  He was a retired farmer and stockman.

He was a 50-year member of the Masonic lodge.

Survivors include four sons, Gerald, Beverly; Lyle and Raymond, both of Lincoln, and Roland, Wichita; two daughter, Mrs. Thelma Beamer, Orange Cove, Calif., and Mrs. Maxine Pfeiffer, Denver, Colo.; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hall Memorial chapel, Lincoln, the Rev. Leroy Smoot officiating.

Burial will be in the Lincoln cemetery, with Masonic graveside services by Lincoln Lodge No. 154, AF&AM.

Friends may call at hall mortuary.
(Salina Journal ~ December 29, 1964)

HERMAN,  HOBART  R.

Lincoln --- Hobart R. Herman, 64, Lincoln, died Sunday at his home.  He had been in poor health for many years.

Born April 6, 1900, in Lincoln, he was a lifetime resident of Lincoln county.  He was a farmer, and also was a salesman many years for Dodson Manufacturing Co., Hutchinson.

He was a member of the Congregational Christian Church.

Survivors include the widow, Elsie, of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Doloros Perkins, LaCrosse; a son, Darrell, Lincoln; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Cheney, Lincoln, and Mrs. Mildred Webb, 1104 Park, Salina, and two brothers, Herbert, San Diego, Calif., and Robert, Lincoln.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Congregational Christian Church, Lincoln, the Rev. John Aulds officiating.  Burial will be in the Lincoln cemetery.

Friends may call at the Hall mortuary, Lincoln, between 3 p.m. Wednesday to noon Thursday.
(Salina Journal ~ December 29, 1964)

HOBBS, W. ED

Lincoln --- W. Ed Hobbs, 84, Lincoln, died Wednesday in the Lincoln county hospital, after a lengthy illness.

Born Aug. 25, 1881, in Lincoln, he was a lifelong resident of Lincoln county.  He farmed for many years.

He was a member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church.

Survivors include the widow, Elizabeth, of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Jensen and Mrs. Clara Spear, both of Lincoln, and a brother, Charles I., rural Lincoln.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hall Memorial chapel, Lincoln, the Rev. Lorren D. Elliott officiating.  Burial will be in the Lincoln cemetery.  Friends may call at the Hall mortuary after 3 p.m. Friday.
(Salina Journal ~ March 30, 1966)

KEELER, DENA

LAWRENCE - Keeler, Dena, 85, died Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Memorial Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 19, 2007, at First United Methodist Church, 122 N 8th, Salina, KS. She was a resident of Salina since 1958. Prior to that, she lived in Wichita. Private family inurnment will be at Green Mound Cemetery, Barnard, KS. She was born September 20, 1922, in Sedan, KS the daughter of Clarence E. and Mildred Harkrader Hopkins. Mrs. Keeler attended Fort Hays State University and taught school for two years. She was a homemaker and loved gardening. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Salina, and a Salina Flower Club. She was an avid leader for Girl Scouts for 12 years and a Cub Scout Leader. She married Dr. George R. Keeler on March 8, 1944. He preceded her in death in 1999. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Keeler, M.D., Lawrence, Martha Jernigan, Orlinda, TN; one son, Robert D. Keeler, D.C., Douglas, WY, two sisters, Ada Lucille Bohannon, Augusta, KS, Betty Jo Gates, Independence, KS; nine grandchildren, Jeffrey, Elizabeth, and Ben Kincaid, Charlotte, Holly, and Travis Jernigan, Justin, Alexandra, and Amanda Keeler; and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Doyle Hopkins. The family suggests memorial contributions to the First United Methodist Church Salina, KS. Online condolences may be sent to www.warrenmcelwain.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Friday ~ January 18, 2008)

LISS, IDA

Mrs. Charles Liss

Lincoln --- Mrs. Ida Liss, 81, Lincoln, died Wednesday at the Lincoln county hospital.  She had been in poor health for some time.

Born July 27, 1884, at Gaylord, she had been a resident of Lincoln county since childhood.  She and her husband farmed in the Bethany neighborhood northwest of Lincoln for many years.  he died in 1959.

Survivors include five sons, Elmer, Esbon; Harold, Tempe, Ariz.; Oliver, 350 N. 8th, Salina; Richard, Vermillion, and Walter, Comanche, Tex.; three daughters, Mrs. Ruby Anderson, Falum; Mrs. Hulda Dick, Ellsworth, and Mrs. Ethel Simpson, Alberta, Canada; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Hall Memorial chapel, Lincoln, the Rev. Onan Yale officiating.  Burial will be in the Lincoln cemetery.

Friends may call after 3 p.m. Friday at the Hall mortuary, Lincoln.
(Salina Journal ` March 10, 1966)

MICHELS, ESTELLA

Funeral services for Mrs. Estella Michels, 87, will be held at the Methodist church here Sunday. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Burton Lovelady. Mrs. Michels died in Clayton at the home of a daughter, Mrs. W.P. Hendrickson. She was born Sept. 24, 1863 at Wayne County IL, the daughter of Archie and Mary Ann Copeland Melrose. She was married to Albert Michels in 1882. Nine years later they moved to Lincoln, where Mr. Michels died in 1932. She was amember of the Methodist church here. Survived are two daughters and one son - Mrs. Hendrickson, Mrs. Mina Lee Hughes, Kansas City MO; Charles William Michels, Beloit. Ten grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren also survive. (The Salina Journal, Kansas, February 11, 1951, submitted by Christine Walters)

NELSON,  M.  ARTHUR  "BUSTER"

Lincoln --- A memorial service for M. Arthur "Buster" Nelson, 59, rural Lincoln, will be at 11 a.m.  Friday at the United Methodist Church, Lincoln, the Rev. Bill Eisele officiating.  A private family burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery.

Mr. Nelson died Monday, Oct. 19, 1992, at St. John's Regional Health Center, Salina.

He was born Aug. 31, 1933, at Lincoln and was a lifelong resident of the ara.  He was a farmer and a member of the United Methodist Church, Lincoln.

Survivors include a son, James Arthur of Lincoln; a daughter, Cheryl Ann LaShell of Lincoln; a brother, Loring of Salina; two sisters, Rea Luck of Lincoln and Rita Myers of Barnard; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Kyne House Museum, Lincoln.

The body was cremated.

There will be no visitation.

The Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina, is in charge of arrangements.
(Salina Journal ~ October 21, 1992)

RATHBUN,  ALBERT  W.

Lincoln --- Albert W. Rathbun, 80, Lincoln, died in the Lincoln County cemetery hospital Friday after a short illness.

He was born Mar. 16, 1889, in St. Francis.  He lived in Lincoln county, working as a farmer, for most of his life before retiring 3-1/2 years ago when he moved to Lincoln.

Mr. Rathbun was a member of the Wesleyan Church of Lincoln.

Surviving are the widow, Mary, of the home; a son, howard, Bernard; 2 daughters, Mrs. Pauline Van Buskirk, Hutchinson, and Mrs. Olive Ruth Hobbs, Topeka; 2 stepsons, Elmer Hanneman, Denver City, Tex., and Delmar Hanneman, England, Ark.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Viola Spear, Lincoln; 2 sisters, Mrs. Fern Peterson, Lincoln, and Mrs. Mary Whiteside, Meriden; a brother, Lee, Pineville, La.; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren, 9 step-grandchildren, and 8 step-great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Hall Memorial chapel, Lincoln.  Officiating will be the Revs. Francis Hobbs, Topeka, and Lorren Elliott, Lincoln.  Burial will be in Lincoln cemetery.
(Salina Journal ~ September 21, 1969)

SAFFORD, TRUMAN C.

In Pottersburgh, Lincoln Co. Kansas, on Oct. 1st 1885 of paralysis. Truman C. Safford in his 70th year. (October 2, 1885, submitted by Duncan Allen)

SHIRLEY,  CHRYSTINA

Mrs. James W. Shirley

Lincoln --- The funeral for Mrs. Chrystina Shirley, 79, Beverly, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Hall chapel, Lincoln, the Rev. Robert Hepworth officiating.

Mrs. Shirley died Friday at Lincoln County hospital, Lincoln, after a 2-week illness.  She was born Jan. 4, 1895, in the Logan Center community near Beverly.  She was a lifetime residetn of the Beverly area.

Mrs. Shirley was a member of the Beverly United Methodist Church W.S.C.S. organization.

Surviving are a foster daughter, Mrs. Arnold Kroenlin, Lincoln; 4 sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Michels, 910 N. 10th, Salina; Mrs. Marcylene Ash, Portland, Ore.; Mrs. Clara Webb and Mrs. Lenae Holl, both of Peabody; a brother, Kleeman J. Thews, Iowa; 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Burial will be in the Beverly cemetery.  The family suggests memorials to the Heart Fund.

Friends may call at the Hall mortuary, Lincoln, until the service.
(Salina Journal ~ April 28, 1974)

SHOEMAKER,  MARGARET  D.

Lincoln --- Margaret D. Shoemaker, 75, Lincoln, died Friday, May 17, 1996, at her home.

Mrs. Shoemaker was born Margaret Heine on Feb. 13, 1921, in Lincoln County and was a lifetime area resident.  She was a dairy farmer and a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Lincoln.

She was preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy, in 1975 and a granddaughter, April Shoemaker, in 1991.

Survivors include a son, Keith, of Lincoln; three daughters, Barbara Johnson of Lincoln, Berniece Mannel of Salina and Betty Gay of Milford; two sisters, Leonetta Gier of Sylvan Grove and Doris Mutscher of Giddings, Texas; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildnre.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hall Memorial Chapel, Lincoln, the Rev. Gerald Radtke officiating.  Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Lincoln County Hospice.

Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral chapel, 111 E. Elm, Lincoln 67455.
(Salina Journal ~ May 19, 1996)

SKINNER, MARY M. (nee BING)

Mary M. Bing was born in Rutland, Meigs county, Ohio, October 5th, 1834; married Thomas Skinner in Rutland, Meigs county, Ohio, August 31st, 1856; removed to Lincoln county, Kansas, in the autumn of 1866. Mrs. S. was one of the pioneers of the West. A brave woman and good neighbor, a trusty friend, very widely respected, and deeply lamented by a large circle of sorrowing friends. She has left a husband and five children, four boys and one girl, to mourn her loss. She died in great peace on Monday morning, at 2 o'clock, March 9th, 1874. Funeral at their own house, Tuesday, 10th, attended by a numerous circle of sorrowing friends and neighbors. Funeral discourse by Rev. J. Medcraft, of Lincoln Center, Kansas. (Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, OH), Thursday, March 26, 1874, submitted by Kathy McDaniel)

SMITH, EARL

LINCOLN--Earl Smith, 77, Lincoln, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at Salina Regional Health Center.

Michial E. Smith of Solomon is a son.

He was born Nov. 23, 1923, at rural Lincoln County and was a lifetime resident of the area.

A memorial service was today at Harrison-Hall Funeral Home, Lincoln, the Rev. Harry Cross officiating. Private inurnment will be at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lincoln United Methodist Church or American Cancer Society. (Abliene Reflector-Chronicle, February 12, 2001)

SMITH, ILAH FAYE

Ilah Faye Smith, 79, Ottawa, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at Olathe. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Hall Chapel, 111 E. Elm St., Lincoln, with the Rev. Kaye Metzler officiating.

She was born Sept. 4, 1925, at Barnard to Frank Ray and Ona Jane (Adams) Dowlin.

She married Earl Smith. He preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two daughters, JoAnn Heins, Ottawa, and Kay Lynn Hartzell, Baldwin City; and a sister, Beulah Mae Bross, Salina.

She also was preceded in death by two sons, Michael Earl Smith and Stephen Charles Smith; and a brother, Charles William Dowlin.

Private inurnment will be at Beverly City Cemetery. (Ottawa Herald, February 24, 2005)

SPARKS,  IRENE

Lincoln --- Irene Sparks, 92, Lincoln, died Monday, Dec. 2, 1996, at Mid America Nursing Center, Lincoln.

Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth, is handling arrangements.
(Salina Journal ~ December 3, 1996)

SPERRY,  RUTH  E.

Sylvan Grove --- Ruth E. Sperry, 65, Sylvan Grove, died Friday, Jan. 23, at her home.

She was born July 4, 1921, at Lucas.  She was a homemaker.  She had lived in Sylvan Grove for two years, having moved there from Lucas.  She was a member of the Lucas United Methodist Church and was a past president of the GFWC Aurora Club of Lucas.

Survivors include her husband, Robert E of the home; two daughters, Patty Lynn Beinhauer of Bronte, Texas, and Carol jean Pinnick of Mission; a brother, Loren Schmidt of Lees Summit, Mo.; a sister, Ivah Naegele of Lucas; five grandchildren; and a step-grandchild.

The funeral will be a 2 p.m. Monday at the Lucas United Methodist Church, with Pastors Alan Vancil and Tom Henstock officiating.  Burial will be in Lucas Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Sylvan Grove Ambulance Fund.

Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday at Rodrick & Minear Funeral Home, Sylvan Grove.
(Salina Journal ~ January 24, 1987)

STOVER,  MARY  E.

Barnard --- Mary E. Stover, 94, Barnard, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 1992, at the Mid America Nursing Center, Lincoln.

Mrs. Stover was born Mary E. Pruitt on April 30, 1898, at Saltville and was a lifelong resident of the Barnard area.  She was a seamstress and a member of the First Baptist Church, the American Baptist Women and the Missionary Society, all of Barnard.

Her husband, Benjamin David, died in 1979.

Survivors include a son, Ivan W., of Bullhead City, Ariz.; a brother, Ward Pruitt of Superior, Neb.; two sisters, Vera L. Myers of Overland Park and Margaret E. Weishaar of West Columbia, Texas; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church, Barnard, the Rev. Larry Adams officiating.  Burial will be in Milo Cemetery, northeast of Barnard.

Memorials may be made to the church.

Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Hall Memorial Chapel, 111 E. Elm, Lincoln, 67455, and after noon Monday at the church.
(Salina Journal ~ October 21, 1992)

VanAMBURG,  ALICE  V.

Lincoln --- Alice V. VanAmburg, 84, Lincoln, died Monday, Oct. 19, 1992, at her home.

Mrs. VanAmburg was born Alice V. Locke on May 27, 1908, in Osborne County and was a lifelong resident of Lincoln and Ottawa counties.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Bethany Baptist Church, northwest of Lincoln, the Women's Society of the church.  She taught Sunday School for many years.

Her husband, Walter W., died in 1982.

Survivors include a son, Sheldon of Lincoln; two daughters, Virginia Wirth of Lincoln and Lois VanAmburg DeMorales of Guatemala City, Guatemala; two sisters, Bernice Collier of Vallejo, Calif., and Anna Herman of Lincoln; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Bethany Baptist Church, northwest of Lincoln, the Rev. Rob Matlack officiating.

Memorials may be made to the church, the Community Bible Church or the Lincoln County Hospice.

The body was cremated.

There will be no visitation.

The Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina, 67401, is in charge of arrangements.
(Salina Journal ~ October 21, 1992)

WACKER,  ERNEST  K.

Lincoln---Ernest K. Wacker, 57, Lincoln, died Friday morning at the Lincoln county hospital.  He had been ill for the past 2-1/2 years.

He was born Sept. 5, 1907, in Lincoln, and was a lifetime resident of the county.  He farmed southwest of Lincoln for many years.

Mr. Wacker and his wife, Mabel, operated a restaurant in Vesper for the past four years.  They moved to Lincoln two years ago.

In addition to the widow, he is survived by a son, William, Lyons; a daughter, Mrs. Carol Cooper, Manhattan; four sisters, Mrs. George Stroede, Ellsworth; Mrs. John Saenger, Sylvan Grove; Mrs. Howard Hood, Lawrence; and Mrs. Lester Zelenka, Warner, Okla.; three brothers, Herman, Ellsworth; Fred, Holyrood; and Theodore, Lincoln; and three grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Hall Memorial chapel, Lincoln, the Rev. John T. Aulds officiating.  Burial will be in Lincoln cemetery. 

Friends may call at the mortuary Saturday and Sunday.
(Salina Journal ~ May 7, 1965)


WALLACE, LINDA LEE

BARNARD---Wallace, Linda Lee, 57, died June 3, 2007. Service 1:30 Friday, St. John's Lutheran Church, Lincoln. Survivors: husband, Kenneth; son, Michael Cousins; daughter, Jennifer Cramer; stepsons, Jeff Wallace, Nick Wallace; brothers, Art, Warren and Rick Riemeth; sister, Gloria Cousins; 4 grandchildren. Carlson-Geisendorf Funeral Home.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Wednesday ~ June 6, 2007)


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