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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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
(Wichita Eagle ~ Friday ~ January 18, 2008)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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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