MARION COUNTY, KANSAS
Beneke, Berneda Joyce
Berneda Beneke, 57, Shawnee, KS, passed away April 9, 1996. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, at St. John's Luth eran Church, Lincolnville, KS; burial in Lincolnville Cemetery. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday, at Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities Social Services. (Arrangements: Charter Funerals/Earp & Sons Funeral Home, 5000 Blue Ridge Cutoff, Kansas City, MO) Kansas City Star, The (MO) - April 10, 1996
Beneke, William H. ‘Bill’
William was born on March 29, 1898 in Lost Springs and died on June 4, 1988 in Marion, KS. He married Marie KRAUSE April 26, 1922, at Lincolnville. Survivors: wife; sons, Eldon, Emil, Virgil, William L., Rodney; daughter, Luella Snelling. From Hutchinson News
Bernhardt, Alvin B.
b. 28 Jan 1922 - Marion County, Kansas d. 17 April 2002 - Tampa, Kansas. Survivors include his wife, Agnes of Tampa; a son, Jim; a daughter, Laurel Acklin; three sisters, Verla Cott of Salina, Alvina Skibbe of Newton and Helen Turner of Augusta. Burial will be in Strassburg Cemetery, rural Marion. From Salina Journal - April 19, 2002
Bernhardt, Milda H.
Milda was the daughter of Godfrey and Julia (Herbel) Bernhardt and was born on Oct 1, 1917 in Pilsen, KS She died in Marion on May 30, 2005. On Oct. 5, 1943 she married Glen KRAUTER in Wichita. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; four brothers, the Rev. Harvey Bernhardt, Robert Bernhardt, Godfrey (Barney) Bernhardt, and Ted Bernhardt; and three sisters, Olga Lewellen, Martha Grosse, and Leona Pierce. Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Adeline Bernhardt of Tampa and Clara Bernhardt of Anacortes, Wash.; four nephews; and four nieces. Burial will be in Prairie Lawn Cemetery. Hillsboro Star Journal - June 2, 2005
Bernhardt, Theodore H.
Theodore H. "Ted" Bernhardt, 81, a retired Donahue Corporation employee, died Oct. 2, 2000 at Hillsboro Community Medical Center. The funeral service was Friday, Oct. 6, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Tampa, with Clark Davis officiating. Burial was at the Tampa Lutheran Cemetery. He was born July 19, 1919, to Godfrey and Julie Herbel Bernhardt near Pilsen. On June 4, 1944, he was married to Adeline Bentz, who survives. He is also survived by a son, Barney, Wichita; a daughter, Kathy Hubbard, Wellington; a brother, Harvey Bernhardt, Anacortes, Wash.; and a sister, Milda Krauter, Peabody; four grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and 12 step-great-grandchildren.
Bentz, Phillip R.
Phillip R. Bentz, 42, who was born at Tampa, Kansas, died suddenly January 14 at Overbrook, his home for a number of years.
He was born in Tampa on Nov. 13, 1912, the son of the late Phillip R. Bentz and Elsie Bentz, Tampa.
He was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith of St. John's Lutheran church of Tampa. His elementary education was received in the schools of Bartholdi and Tampa and graduated from Tampa High School.
December 4, 1937 he was married to Mildred Taylor and since that year the family lived in Overbrook community. Their marriage was blessed with two sons, Phillip Larry and Arlan Edgar.
Mr. Bentz was a faithful member of Hope Lutheran church of Highland park, Topeka, since June of 1950. He was proceeded in death by his father and one sister. He leaves to mourn his sudden passing, his wife, two sons, his mother, five brothers, two sisters and many relatives and friends.
He was buried in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Tampa, with Rev. Paul C. Stengal, Durham, officiating.
Beullens, James E.
James E. Beullens, 61, Lee's Summit, MO, passed away February 25, 1999, at St. Joseph Health Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday,
March 1, at Muehlebach Funeral Home. Cremation. Friends may call 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mr. Beullens was born in Hillsboro, KS. He was an insurance underwriter for Davidson Babock
Insurance Brokers. Survivors include his wife, Sondra J. Beullens, of the home; sons, Chris A. Beullens, Kansas City, KS, and Scott J. Buellens and his wife, Tammy, Olathe, KS; stepsons, Mark A.
Kelly, Lee's Summit, MO, and John F. Kelly, Los Angeles, CA; stepdaughter, Sherri A. Richmond and her husband, Jim, Kingsville, MO; mother-in-law, June Pretzl; grandchildren, Joseph Daniel
Beullens, Amanda Christine Beullens, and Mark A. Kelly Jr.; and numerous other family members. (Arrangements: Muehlebach Funeral Home) Kansas City Star, The (MO) - February 27, 1999.
Bezdek, Elsie C.
Elsie C. Bezdek, 89, of Marion, passed away Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at Via Christi-St. Joseph, Wichita. She was born Sept. 1, 1921, near Pilsen to Frank and Mary (Hajek) Bezdek. She was a sales clerk at the Pharmacy for many years. She is survived by her sister, Vivian Ward, of Tonkawa, Okla., and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bezdek, Mary Jo
Mary Jo Bezdek, 77, died July 6, 2005, at St. Luke Hospital, Marion. Born Feb. 18, 1927, at Tampa, she was the third child of Edmund and Agnes (Hensley) Pientka. A lifetime resident of Marion County, she grew up in Tampa and attended school there. She graduated from Marion High School. On Oct. 19, 1949, she married Ernest W. Bezdek at Florence. The couple lived in Lincolnville and she worked as a bank teller at Pilsen State Bank. She also worked at the post office and was an accomplished seamstress. She was a member of St. John Nep. Church and St. Ann's Altar Society. In 1986, she moved to Florence, where she ran a business for 15 years. In October 2001, she moved to Sunrise Town homes in Marion. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, older brother, David Pientka, and brothers-in-law, Jack Richmond and Jerry Bezdek. Survivors include three sisters, Lorraine Leppke of Leadville, Colo., Margaret of Florence, and Joyce Richmond of Marion; brother, Roy Pientka of Hesston; and many nieces and nephews. The rosary was recited Sunday evening at Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion. The funeral Mass was said Monday morning at Holy Family Parish, St. Mark Catholic Church, Marion, with Fr. Hien Nguyen as celebrant. Matthew Classen was lector. Music was provided by Rose Davidson, organist; Rachel Davidson, cantor; and Dot Richmond, soloist. Charles and Timothy Stuchlik were Mass servers. Casket bearers were Tim Richmond, Allan Richmond, David Richmond, Joe Palic, Bob Neuwirth, and Chad Ingels. Burial was in Marion Cemetery.
Bezdek, Sophia E.
Sophia Evelyn Bezdek was the daughter of Anton 1864-1942 & Frances Agnes (Malek) Neuwirth 1875-1957. She was born on January 10, 1903 in Lost Springs, KS. On October 3, 1922, she married Louis Bezdek (1902-1953). She was a homemaker. No children listed in the obituary. Sophia died January 20, 1992. Burial is in Pilsen. Siblings include: Joseph, Mary, Teresa, Agnes, Amelia, Agelia, John, Francis and Margaret.
Bezdek, Wilma M.
Bezdek, Wilma M., 79, retired caterer and business owner, died Friday, Aug. 30, 1996. Born December 17, 1916 to William A. and Emma F. Vinduska
Bezdek near Lost Springs, KS. She never married. Rosary 7 p.m. Tuesday, Hillside Funeral Home, East; services 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Church of the Magdalen, 3 p.m., St. John Cemetery, Pilsen.
Survivors: brother, Virgil Bezdek of Denver; sisters, Marcella Miller, Verna Bezdek, both of Wichita.
Billings, Sarah E.
Billins, Sarah E., known and loved by the people of Marion as "Grandma Billings" passed away at her home here at quarter after one o'clock in the afternoon, on Monday of this Week, July 31, (1911). She has been practically helpless for many months and the end had been expected for several days. She passed away peacefully.
While the going of Grandma Billins brings a real sorrow to countless people, it is one of those cases where it is so easy, so good to say the things whose truth in the hour of death is the richest heritage any bereaved ones can have. The writer feels that he cannot find the words to tell as it should be here told, the story of Grandma Billings' character and life. With no exception whatever, he believes it can truthfully be said that no one ever lived in Marion whose character and personality were a more vital power for good than hers. No sermon was ever preached in a Marion church more eloquent for righteousness than the sermon of her face. It bore the seal of a life devoted to the best thoughts and the best deeds and the deepest spiritual experience and it was a benediction. Such a face as hers, reflecting so unquestionably the work and worth of the faith in which she triumphed is forever the unanswerable agument of Chistianity. There is no logic, however true, that equals it. Mrs. Billings had a mind of superior intellectual power, and a great heart of tenderness and devotion to all that is good. And then she was so much more than passively good-she was a crusader for righteousness, and yet she did it all with such kindly spirit and such entire absence of can't that those whose evil deeds she sought to suppress could not take personal offense.
She was especially active in temperance cause, and from earliest young womanhood wheever she lived was a leader for temperance and prohibition. And sweet-spirited and peace loving as she was she never shirked a fight when a fight was necessary in the advancement of the cause. And yet while she had a burning hatred for the iniquity of the liquor traffic, she had no bitterness toward the deluded or wicked men who represented it. These facts are mentioned simply as suggesting the mold of her personality and character.
She loved the church with an unfaltering devotion-there was no place she liked so well to go as to a religious service. To her, the religion was the coming into the largest life and not something of mere rites and ceremonies.
There is so much that might be said of such as she. And nothing would be too much for one who for twenty-four years has been such a beloved woman and such a useful woman in this community. But the measure of such a life - in aggressive leadership for good, in the subtle but powerful influence of her very spirit upon those who knew her - from the those of gray hairs to the little ones of lisping lips-can only be taken in the eternities. This town is a better town, and countless people here and elsewhere are better people because she lived. If we can know aught in this life we know that she is supremely happy in a world where there is no pain nor heartache, a reunion with those she loved and who went ahead and gave her eternal welcome.
Her maiden name was Sarah E. Smart, and she was born in England, April 18, 1831. Her parents brought her to this country when she was vey young. Her third birthday anniversary being spent on the Atlantic. They went to Indiana and it was in that state that she spent her girlhood. There she met H. A. Billings, to whome she was married May 31, 1849 and to whom she walked the path of lifein joyful companionship until his death, May 30, 1909. In 1865 she and Mr. Billings came to Kansas, locating at Burligame where they lived until they came to Marion in April 1887. Four children, one girl and three boys, were born to them. Two devoted sons survive - S. L. Billings of Salt Lake City and O. C. Billings, of Marion. The funeral service will be held at the Methodist church at half past two this afternoon, and the sermon will be preached by the pastor, Rev. C. A. Kitch. The ladies of the W.C.T.U. will also have a part in the service. Interment will be made in Highland cemetery.
Accompanying this notice is a picture of Judge and Mrs. Billings taken a short time before the former's death, a little over two years ago.
The earthly urn is broken but the fragrance of her life lingers on to inspire and bless. Maion County Record, Thursday, August 3, 1911.
Bina, Agnes J.
Agnes J. Bina, 91, died Saturday, May 14, 2011. She was born July 18, 1919, in Brest, France. Agnes was the daughter of Vincent and Maria (Floch) Mastek. She traveled as an infant to her father’s homestead in Tampa, KS where she became the oldest of 8 children. On Oct. 13, 1941, she married Ernest Bina and they became the parents of 12 children. A fixture at the Pilsen ball field, often operating the concession stand with her kids, she also organized American Red Cross swimming lessons and proudly served the Jolly Workers Extension Homemakers Unit and St. Luke Hospital Auxiliary. Her commitment to community was further fueled as a member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, now part of Holy Family Parish. She participated in the National Council of Catholic Women, Catholic Youth Organization, and Saint Ann's Altar Society in addition to serving as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion and lector. She found joy in gardening and cooking. A holiday or celebration never passed without a kitchen full of wonderful smells and bellies stuffed with kolaches and peanut rolls. Empowered with great humility, she was never one to boast or complain. Even in her final moments, she took the time to share valuable messages with us all: Love and take care of one another; remember that perfection is not the goal, but you must continue to try; and always seek peace. He preceded her in death. Agnes died May 14, 2011. Survivors include: sons, Laverne, Martin, Dean, Raymond and Alan; daughters, Mary Agnes Roniger, Jane Ann Johnson, Connie Poppe, Rose Trapp and Julie Kerbs; 34 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Bina, Emma T.
Emma Bina was born January 28, 1911 to Joseph & Veronica (Tuma) Oborny. Emma died on Aug.11, 1991. She married George J. Bina on October 16, 1934 at the Catholic Church in Pilsen, KS. She was the mother of: Larry, Mary Ann and Betty. She was a homemaker. George predeceased her on August 7, 1972. Other survivors include: sisters, Lottie Baxa of Belleville, Rose Tajchman of Pilsen; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Bina, Ernest W.
Ernest W. Bina, 77, was born on December 10, 1912 to Anna (Holub) & Wenceslaus J. Bina near Pilsen, Kansas. He was a farmer and stockman. On October 13, 1941 he married Agnes Mastek in Tampa, Kansas. Ernest died Wednesday, June 13, 1990. Survivors: wife, Agnes; sons, Laverne, Martin, Dean, Marion, all of Marion, Raymond of Lincolnville, Alan of Prairie Village; daughters, Mary Agnes Roniger of Burdick, Jane Ann Johnson of Augusta, Connie Poppe of Oklahoma City, Rose Marie Trapp of Chino Hill, Calif., Julie Kerbs of Tampa; brother, Frank of Lincolnville; sister, Mildred Hajek of Lost Springs; 25 grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Bina, Marion A.
Marion A. Bina, 54, died Oct. 4, 2009. He was born Nov. 6, 1954, the son of Ernest and Agnes Mastek Bina. Survivors include: his mother, Agnes, Marion; godchildren, Andrew Bina and Andrea Poppe Solomon; brothers, Laverne, Martin, Dean and Raymond, all of Marion, and Alan, Bangor, Pa.; sisters, Mary Roniger, Burdick, Jane Ann Johnson, Augusta, Connie Poppe, Oklahoma City, Okla., Rose Bina, Kansas City, Mo., and Julie Kerbs, Tampa; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Lester.
Bosh, Alphonse E.I
"Al" Bosh, Alphonse E. "Al," 85, retired farmer, died Monday, Dec. 30, 1996. Mr. Bosh was born July 29, 1911 in Marion County to Vaclav J. and Rosa (Krch) Bosh and was a lifetime resident of the area. He was a member of Holy Family Parish, Knights of Columbus and Catholic Workman. He was also a member of the local Polka Band. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances (Belton) in 1966 and a son, James in 1986. Survivors: daughter, Alice Posch of Olathe; brother, Ted of Wichita; sister, Mary Chopp of Lincoln, Neb.; four grandchildren.
Bosh, James D.
James D. Bosh, 43, retired U.S. Army and Pentagon civil service employee, died Saturday, March 21, 1987. Services, rosary, 8 p.m. today, service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Pilsen. Survivors: son, James D. Jr., daughter, Lori Bordelon, both of Monroe, La.; father, Alphonse Bosh of Marion; sister, Alice Faye Posch of Olathe; one grandchild.
Bosh, Theodore W.
Bosh, Theodore W., 87, retired owner of Bosh Floor Covering, died Thursday, January 27, 2004. Service 9:00 A.M., Friday, All Saints Catholic Church. Graveside service 11:00 A.M., Saturday, St. John Cemetery, Pilsen, KS. Theodore was a long-standing member of the Moose Lodge and VFW. Preceded in death by wife, Helen. Survivors: sister, Mary Chopp of Lincoln, NE; one nephew; two nieces.
Broz, James "Jim"
Broz, James "Jim", 79, of Pasco, Wash., formerly of Marion, teacher, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 1997. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Pilsen Cemetery. Survivors: wife, Velma; sons, Raymond of California, Ralph of Washington; daughters, Gwen Broz of Massachusetts, Gena Wiskus of California; brother, Edward of Marion; sister, Emma Momper of Indiana; six grandchildren.
BRUNER, CHARLES LEONARD
Charles Leonard Bruner, cashier of the Burns State Bank, was born in Butler County, Kansas, July 8, 1885. He is the son of Frank Leonard and Charlotte (Root) Bruner, the former of whom is a hay inspector at Kansas City, Missouri. He was born in New Jersey, March 1,1 859. His wife, Charlotte, was born in Wooster, Ohio, April 22, 1863.
Charles Leonard Bruner attended public school at Burns and high school at Peabody. On May 20, 1914, he was married to Hazel Chloe Butcher at Kansas City. She was bornin Peabody, May 10, 1890 of English descent. There are two children, Max Theodore, born July 3, 1915; and Jack Randolph, December 3, 1923. A Democrat, Mr. Bruner has served as mayor several times and as councilman many terms at Burns. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, a 32nd degree Mason and Shriner, and a member of the Eastern Star. Since 1923 he has been clerk of the local school board and for many years was scoutmaster. He is now a member of the Scout board of Burns. He is president of the Marion County Bankers Association. His hobby is fishing. During the World War he was chairman of all loan drives. Residence: Burns. (Illustriana Kansas, by Sara Mullin Baldwin & Robert Morton Baldwin, 1933, page 166)
BRUNER, HAZEL CHLOE
Hazel Chloe Bruner, clubwoman, was born in Peabody, Kansas, May 10, 1890, daughter of Thaddeus warsaw and Emma Nellie (Hays) Butcher. The father, who is a jeweler at Marion, was born in Monroe County, Indiana, october 25, 1852. His maternal great-grandfather, Daniel Stout was a son of an English merchant and came to America about 1770. His great-grandfather, Solomon Butcher was born in Tennessee his father having come from Virginia. Upon her graduation from public school in 1903, Hazel Chloe Butcher attended Marion High School until her graduation in 1907. The following year she took advanced piano work at the college at Emporia. For two years prior to her marriage she taught in Hillsboro, Kansas, one year as a teacher of Dickerson School south of Marion and two years in Burns. On May 20, 1914 she was married to Charles Leonard Bruner at Kansas City, Kansas. Mr. Bruner who is a banker was born in Butler County, July 8, 1885. His father was a native of New Jersey and his mother of Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Bruner have two children, Max Theodore, born July 3, 1915; and Jack Randolph, December 3, 1923.
Mrs. Bruner is a Democrat. She is a member and choir director of the Methodist Episcopal Church, a member of the advisory board of the local Girl Reserves and chairman of the local library board. She is serving as secretary of the auxiliary of Marion Sidener Post No. 348 of the American Legion is chairman of the local Red Cross organization, a member of the Eastern Star, and a Camp Fire guardian. During 1916-17 Mrs. Bruner was president of the Marion County Federation of Women's Clubs. The following year she became secretary of the fourth district of the Kansas Federation of Women's Clubs and in 1920-21 was president of the fourth district. She is a member of the Burns Study Club, the Wimodausis Club and the Burns Music Club (president.) Residence: Burns. (Illustriana Kansas, by Sara Mullin Baldwin & Robert Morton Baldwin, 1933, pages 166-167)
Carlson, Harold Rudolph
Son of Albert Theodore and Tilda Strandell Carlson. Harold was born on Oct 8, 1918 in Burdick and died on Feb. 22, 2003 in Burdick. He married Vera V. Meier. Buried in Lewis Cemetery.
Carlson, Vera Viola Meier
Mrs. Vera Carlson, 62, of Burdick died last Wednesday, March 31, 1982 at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. She was born Feb. 8, 1920 at Ramona. She was the daughter of Jacot and Edith Meier. Vera was married to Harold R. Carlson on Aug. 18, 1939 at Ramona. She was a member of the Hebron Lutheran Church and County Liners Extension Homemakers Unit, both of Burdick. Survivors include her husband, Harold, of the home; a son, Glenn of Burdick; a daughter, Shirley Ann Parrish of Anchorage, Alaska; a brother, Dale Meier, of Lodi, Calif.; and five grandchildren. Services were held Friday afternoon at the Hebron Lutheran Church with the Rev. Philip Youngquist officiating. Burial was in the Lewis Cemetery, Ramona
Chittenden, H. O.
H. O. Chittenden, Florence, Kan., April 19, 1898 - A sad death occurred in Marion this morning, H. O. Chittenden received a commission last Saturday from Governor Leedy as a state cattle inspector to be stationed at Amarillo, Texas. Mr. Chittenden was a wealthy man once, but adversity scattered his wealth and left him poor. He was overjoyed by the appointment and was as happy as a school boy. He had completed his arrangements Monday evening to start for his new field of labor. He arose about 2 o'clock Tuesday morning and after eating a lunch which his wife had prepared for him he went to the Rock Island depot to take the train for Texas. He sat down in the depot to muse over his fortune. After a while other persons waiting for the train noticed that he did not move, and someone went to him and found him dead. He died of heart disease.(Kansas Semi-Weekly Capital, April 22, 1898, page 5)
Chizek, Carolina May
Carolina May Chizek, 70, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001. She was born August 28, 1930 to Merle F. & Emma H. (Sampson) Smith. She married Leland E. Chizek (1925-2012). She was a former Tiemeiers Store clerk Survivors: husband, Leland; sons, Terry of Marion, Galen, John both of Lincolnville, Gene of Tampa, Kan.; daughters, Connie Wescott of Wichita, Sandy Larsen of Ellsworth; mother, Emma Smith of Marion; brother, Leonard Smith of Minneapolis, Kan.; sister, Loretta Klose of Marion; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
Christ, Harry Clay
Harry Christ, whose sudden death was reported last week, was born Feb. 7, 1858 at Landis Valley, Pa., and died at Newton, Kans., Feb. 7. 1922... (Incomplete) (The Peabody Gazette Herald, February 16, 1922, submitted by D. Griffith)
Clegg, Anthony Donald
Anthony Donald Clegg , 13, Lincolnville, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at rural Marion County as the result of an automobile crash. Anthony was born May 13, 1986, at Wichita. He was an eighth-grade student and was home-schooled. He was a member of Boy Scouts of America, Quivera Council, Troop 102 of Marion, and Holy Family Parish, St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Pilsen. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Melissa and Chris Stuchlik of Lincolnville; his father, Donald Clegg of Wichita; four brothers, Thomas Clegg , Timothy Stuchlik, Charles Stuchlik and Quentin Stuchlik, all of Lincolnville; two sisters, Lexiandria Clegg and Alexis Harries, both of Wichita; his grandparents, Tom and Neomia Clegg of Wichita, Walt and Iona Dietrich of Tampa and Alex and Jean Stuchlik of Lost Springs; and his great-grandparents, Ruth Watts of Chanute and Ira and Bertha Dietrich of Peck.
Coble, Marjorie Lydia Schneider
Marjorie Lydia Coble, 72, Salina, died Thursday, May 13, 2010 at Ottawa County Health Center in Minneapolis. She was born in Ramona on Feb. 27, 1938, the daughter of the late Henry and Lydia Beisel Schneider. Marjorie graduated from Ramona High School and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Salina. She married Robert Coble June 3, 1956 in Ramona. Together they owned and operated Big Cheese Pizza in Salina for many years. She is survived by her daughters, Robin Roberts and RaDena McAllister, Salina; sons Ronald Coble and Russell Coble, Salina; 10 grandchildren, two step grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. She is buried in Lewis Cemetery, Ramona, KS.
Collins, Minnie E. Wymer
Daughter of George & Rosetta (Fisher) Wymer she was born on June 18, 1902 and died on Jul. 9, 1994. Married Harry Kleiber on Feb 6, 1923. He died March 18, 1952. Married Ferris Wilder. Married Alvin Collins. Mother of John, Gene & Phyllis Kenney.
Commerford, Jane A.
Jane A. Commerford, 76, homemaker, died Saturday, May 20, 1989. Rosary 8 p.m. today, St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Pilsen, service 10 a.m. Monday, both at the church. Survivors: sons, James of Wichita, Jerry of Emporia, Jason of Tampa, Jeffrey of Americus; daughters, Jackie Unruh of Beaumont, Texas, Joleen Ingle of Andover; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
John Condit, 68, who lived near Peabody a number of years ago, died Tuesday morning ( Feb. 14, 1922) at the home of his only son, Wallace, in Wichita, afer a long illness of cancer of the stomach. The body will be brought to Peabody this morning on Rock Island train No. 12, and funeral services will be held at the Baker funeral chapel, followed by interment in Prairie Lawn. Mrs. Abbie Valentine, sister of Mr. Condit, came home, Friday, after spending a week with her brother in Wichita. (The Peabody gazette Herald, Feb. 16, 1922, submitted by D. Griffith)
Darrow, Mary Ellen (Dye)
Mary Ellen (Dye), died early Sat. AM, Nov. 16, 1996 at St. Anthony's Hospital after a brief illness. She was born in Marion, KS to Sarah & Eldon Dye. She was raised in Wichita, KS and graduated from Phillips Univ. in Enid, OK. Mary was married to Dr. Bruce Darrow since June 5, 1965. She is survived by her husband & three children; Jennifer, of San Antonio, TX, Christopher, and Nathaniel. Also, her three sisters, Cecilia Lonetree, St. Paul, MN, Sally Kinzy, Green Bay, WI and Dani Merrell, Houston, TX. Mary was preceded in death by her father and her father-in-law, Leroy Darrow. Mary was very active in her church, her Bible study group, and her children's schools. She will be greatly missed by her husband, children, family & friends. She was loved by all who knew her. Services are pending at Bill Merritt, Bethany. Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - November 17, 1996
Dickmann, Mary J.
Mary J. Dickmann, 87, homemaker, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 1986. She was the daughter of William John and Josephine Anna (Jirak) Holub. She married John O. Dickman. Rosary 8 p.m. Sunday, service 10 a.m. Monday, both at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Pilsen. Survivors: husband, John; stepsons, John of Chicago, Joseph of Edwardsville, Ill., Norbert of Framington, Mass.
Duggan, Thomas Patrick
Thomas Patrick Duggan was born April 17, 1902 near Tampa, Kansas. He died at age 86 at Marion Manor, Marion, Kansas on July 31, 1988. He married Elizabeth Cayne on August 20, 1930 at Salina. She died in 1963. Thomas was a farmer and stockman, he was a lifetime resident of Tampa, Kansas. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, Lions Club, all of Tampa. He was a former officer of the Tampa State Bank and a former member of the Tampa City Council. Surviovrs included: sons, Thomas E., Tampa, John, Hutchinson, Bernard, Wasilla, Alaska; daughters, Patricia Westerhaus, Flagstaff, Ariz., Betty Frick, Topeka; brothers, Frank E., Tampa, Elmer, Niles; sister, Katherine Reznicek, Tuscon, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Ebel, Larry W.
Larry Wayne Ebel, 63, died August 8 2007, in Peabody. He was born Jan. 28, 1944 in Merced, California, the son of Wayne and Norma Rees Ebel. He was a Co-op Grain Elevator worker. Survivors inclue: a son, Brian, two daughters, Karen and Sharon and nine grandchildren.
Ehrlich, Carl C.
Carl C. Ehrlich, resident here since 1926 and clerk in the Puget Sound Navy Yard, died at his home, 1943 Gregory Way, yesterday. He was born July 16, 1884, in Marion, KS. He is survivied by his widow, Florence, and a number of relatives residing in the East. The body will be sent to Peabody, Kansas for interment after services Friday at Lewis Chapel. The Rev Wilbur Scafe will officiate at the 7:30 o'clock rites. Searchlight April 5, 1944. Carl Christoff Ehrlich is buried in Marion Cemetery, Marion, KS. Buried with Florence Ada Ehrlich (b. Nov 16, 1886, d. Jan 24, 1983)
Ensz, Peter K.
Peter K. Ensz, 87, former Hillsboro resident, retired farmer, died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1987. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Alexanderfeld Church of God in Christ, Mennonite, Hillsboro. Survivors: sons, Marvin D., Abe L., both of Hillsboro, Dennis of Crawford, Miss.; daughter, Linda Regehr, brother, Henry, both of Moundridge; sisters, Mary Penner of Iroquois, S.D., Helen Hiebert of Hillsboro; 17 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Harder-Kaufman Funeral Home.
Albert Foote, 98, Merriam, KS, died November 11, 1998. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, November 14, at Maywood Community Church; burial in Maywood Community Church Cemetery. Friends may call 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Mr. Foote was born in Aulne, KS, and was raised in Bessie, OK. He graduated from Tabor College, Hillsboro, KS, and received his master's of arts degree from Kansas University in 1929. He married Elizabeth Jantz in 1927. His worked spanned numerous business ventures, including 20 years as owner/operator of a Kansas City Star route, seven years raising turkeys on a farm at 10525 State Ave., Kansas City, KS, and a manufacturer/distributor of packing materials. Throughout his life he was an active Bible and language teacher, serving at Tabor College, Kansas City Bible College, Carver Bible Institute, and Northwestern College, Minneapolis, MN. He and his family were involved in numerous church and Youth for Christ activities. After he retired, he taught at Muncie Christian School and Piper High School. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Foote, in 1991. Survivors include sons, Wilbur Foote, Atlanta, GA, and Leland Foote, Seattle, WA; daughters, Lelia Rodabaugh, Merriam, KS, Marceda Maxon, New Hall, CA, and Priscilla McDonald, Spring Lake, MI; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. (Arrangements: Butler Funeral Home, 6300 Parallel Pkwy., Kansas City, KS) Kansas City Star, The (MO) - November 13, 1998
Foster, Paul C.
Paul C. Foster, 87, loving and loyal husband, father, grandfather and brother, passed away Thanksgiving night due to complications of emphysema.
He was born January 8, 1908, Worden, Kansas, the third child of Bertel T. and Ellen E. Pippert Foster. Married Maurine Bruner on July 28, 1936.
Paul grew up in Lawrence, Kansas, where he worked and attended school. He completed a B.S. in History from Kansas University, where he also completed graduate studies. Paul was skilled as a printer, but also worked for North American Aviation during World War II. He went to work for Hercules, Inc., and was transferred to the Bacchus Works in Salt Lake City in 1959. He retired as a Quality Control Asst. Superintendent in 1973 after 26 years of service. Member, Christ United Methodist Church. Paul's commitment and generosity to his family were admirable, and extended to his parents, siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews, and especially his children and wife of 59 years, Maurine. His example of dedication and determination is unsurpassed.
He is survived by Maurine; his children, Bart and Pat Foster, and Paula and Mike Morris; four grandchildren, Kelly, Danny, Erin and Bret, all of Salt Lake City; a dear sister, Doris Dalke of Hillsboro, Kansas; nieces and nephews; and his cousin and dearest friend, Dorothy J. Pippert, of Lawrence, Kansas.
Services will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 1995 at 1:00 p.m. at the Christ United Methodist Church, 2375 East 3300 South. Friends may call Monday, November 27, 1995 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 South Highland Drive and from 11:45-12:45 p.m. prior to services at the Church. Interment Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. Salt Lake Tribune, Nov. 26, 1995
Foth, Marie M. Stelting
The word ""love'' and the name Marie M. Stelting Foth are synonymous for love of her Lord, her husband and family, of service to others and of music comprised her life which began July 22, 1898, and ended in early hours of November 3, 1984. Born and raised in Hillsboro, Kansas, member and church organist of MB Mennonite Church, graduate of Tabor College Academy with a certificate of music, teacher of piano and a professional accompanist. Married Henry F. Foth August 10, 19 19, a marriage which lasted 65 years, 2 months and 23 days. Lived in Los Angeles, Chicago and Hillsboro. In 1929, moved to Okmulgee, OK. Member of First Presbyterian Church, Wednesday Morning Music Club, Community Concert Series, and other musical organizations. Church Women's Association, sang in church choir and was alto soloist. Moved to OKC in 1943, active in Wesley United Methodist Church, singing in the choir and working with Women's Association. Transferred church membership to First Presby terian Church. Active in church, Women's Association, serving as President of her circle, active in civics, Music Association and many organizations associated with her husband's music profession. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother with the welfare o f her family and home of utmost importance to her, she leaves to carry on her work, her husband, Henry; 3 daughters, May-Ruth Swanson, Gladys Marie Longstreth of OKC, Helen Elizabeth Jackman of Spokane, WA; Their husbands, Glenn Longstreth and Hugh Jackm an; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; Her sister, Martha (Mrs. A. J. Voth) of Hillsboro, KS; Her brother, Wesley A. Stelting of McPherson, KS; Many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Services 2pm Tuesday, November 6, in the Chapel of the Fir st Presbyterian Church of Oklahoma City. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery. Services under the direction of Guardian West Funeral Home. Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - November 5, 1984
Mr. Fox was born on April 9, 1928, in Peabody, KS, to Bert and Viola Honn Fox. He lived several years in south Kansas City, MO, before moving to Lake Pomona in 1968. He had worked for the E&M Laundry, Wolfe's Creamery, and Riddle Quarries in Marion, KS. Mr. Fox was the security, fire & safety officer for General Motors in Kansas City, KS, from 1954-1956, then for the Ford Motor Co. from 1956-1972. He also worked for the Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Pamona from 1972-1978, and then with AlliedSignal in Kansas City, MO, in the plastics department from 1978-1989. He served in the US Air Force as a Medical Administrative Supervisor from 19471953. He graduated from the USAF School of Aviation Medicine. He served in the Korean War, and was a member of the American Legion Post 125, VFW Post 6406 Arb-Ogle Stultz, both of Lyndon, a member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers 314, of Kansas City, MO, and Michigan Valley Community Church. He married Elenora Dale on December 2, 1950, in Marion, KS.. She survives, of the home. Also surviving are one son, Dale Fox, Louisburg, KS; two daughters, Nancy Roberts, NewYork, NY, and Connie Reiter, Ottawa, KS; one brother, J.C. Fox, Tampa, KS; two sisters, Betty Durkson and Leona Ebberts, both of Hillsboro, KS; eight grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren. (Arrangements: Feltner Funeral Home, Lyndon, KS) Kansas City Star, The (MO) - August 24, 1999
Freed, Theodore R. Jr.
Theodore R. Freed, Raytown, MO, passed away Wednesday, December 22, 1999, at St. Joseph Health Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, December 24, at Kansas City First Church of the Nazarene; burial in Green Lawn Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. A visitation was held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, at Park Lawn Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Kansas City First Church of the Nazarene Building Fund.Services will be 2:30 p.m. Monday, December 27, at Feltner Funeral Home, Lyndon, KS; burial in Vassar Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Valley Community Church, c/o Feltner Funeral Home, P.O. Box 160, Lyndon, KS 66451.
Fruechting, John Les
J. L. "Les" Fruechting, 96, retired farmer and well known community activist, died April 14, 2002, at Marion, following a tragic automobile accident near Florence. Son of the late Theodore and Justine (Klein) Fruechting, he was born Jan. 21, 1906, on a farm northwest of Aulne. His father became caretaker of the newly constructed Marion County Courthouse. His mother died while Les was a child. He and two younger brothers, Hubert and Merrill, were raised by his grandparents, John and Justine Klein. He attend school at Aulne, in both the old building and the then new brick building. After graduating, he attended Tabor Academy at Hillsboro. He then worked on his grandparents' farm. On June 8, 1930, he was married to Ada Krueger. The couple had four sons who grew up on the family farm home southwest of Aulne. In 1937 they purchased the former Remer Nursery at the north edge of Aulne. They re-started the nursery and also farmed in the community. After the boys grew up, son Don went into partnership with his father. The operation gradually expanded until Les retired at age 65. Les and Ada Fruechting then made their home in Marion. She died in November 1994. He was active on several boards of various organizations. From 1973 to 1985 he was a member of the South Central Kansas Economic Development District. He served two three-year terms on the Prairie View board. He served an unexpired term on the Marion County Commission. And he was on the Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging board when it was established in 1973. It was during that time that Marion Senior Center was constructed. He said the senior center gave him the most satisfaction of any community work he had done. He was baptized and became a member of Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church in 1928, transferring his membership to Aulne Methodist Church in 1930. At the time of his death he was one of the oldest members of that church's congregation. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; wife, Ada; two brothers, Hubert and Merrill; and one granddaughter, Carrie Lynn Meredith. Survivors include a half brother, Ted Fruechting of Sedona, Ariz.; sons, Donald and his wife Betty, James and his wife Donna, all of Marion, Duane and his wife Gloria of Plains, and Dwight and his wife Donna of Salina; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; cousins; and his friend and companion of four years Pearl Kinsinger.Graveside services Thursday morning in Marion Cemetery preceded the memorial service held at Aulne United Methodist Church.
Funk, Marvin Herman
Marvin Herman Funk, 75, of Palm Harbor, died Friday (Feb. 3, 1995) at West Bay Nursing Center, Oldsmar. He was born in Hillsboro, Kansas, and came here in 1981 from Panama Canal Zone, where he was a deputy warden at a federal penitentiary. He was a Menonite Brethren and an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Madeline; two sons, Roger S., Largo, and Gregory W., Pensacola; and a brother, Clarence E., Van Nuys, Calif. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
Eugene ''Gene'' Theodore Hackler was born in Tampa, KS, to Grover and Magdalena Hackler, and was raised in Marion County, KS. His early years
were defined by the Great Depression and his German-Lutheran upbringing. He was graduated from Ramona High School in 1940 and was one of the youngest men drafted into the Army during World War II,
landing at Omaha Beach on D-Day 13. Gene met Ruth Ann, his wife of 50 years, at Washburn University. Following graduation from the Washburn School of Law, they came to Olathe in 1949 to establish
Gene's law practice. Gene was the active senior partner in Hackler, Hinkle & Hackler, Chartered until his retirement in January, 1997. Gene spent the majority of his professional life working
in the area of not-for-profit tax law and legal issues of aging. Gene was awarded many honors and responsibilities related to his expertise. These include: member, Board of Directors of the Ev.
Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, and the Society's Treasurer for 12 years; a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers (early in his career Gene was a reputed trial and criminal defense
attorney with one run of six consecutive acquittals of clients charged with first degree murder); board service to the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) including
President 1971-73, member of the Ethics Task Force and co-founder of the Legal Section of the organization. He received AAHSA's highest Award of Honor for national contributions for older
Americans, the Silver Anniversary Medal for leadership, and the 1997 Chair's Citation for outstanding leadership, commitment to excellence, and service to the nation's elderly. He was a charter
member of The National Health Care Lawyers and of the American Academy of Hospital Attorneys and general counsel for the Central States Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
Eugene was an active member since 1949 of the Johnson County, Kansas and American Bar Associations. In 1955, he served as president of the Johnson County Bar Association and he organized Johnson
County's first formal legal assistance organization. He also served on various state and local bar committees. In 1997, Eugene received the Johnson County Bar Association's Justinian Award given to
those attorneys who have exemplified integrity, service to the community, service to the Bar and service to individual members, other than f or a fee. Gene was sought as a lecturer and a speaker in
more than 20 states as an expert on not-for-profit, corporate law tax exemptions and boardmanship, and had published over 20 related articles. Gene also served his home community and was well-kno
wn for the respect he shared toward all people, regardless of wealth, race or religion. Recognition included the City of Olathe's highest honor, The John T. Barton Award, in 1983 for outstanding
service as Chairman and member of the Olathe Housing Authority and the Distinguished Service Award by the Jaycee's for outstanding community service. In the 1960's he successfully co-chaired with
his wife the Committee for City Manager Form of Government for Olathe. He was instrumental in bringing the first Good Samaritan Center and later the Good Samaritan Towers to Olathe, and served on
the community fund raising campaign for the Good Samaritan Society's new complex near the Olathe Medical Center. He served on many boards including the Olathe Good Samaritan Center's Advisory
Board, the Olathe Community Hospital, the Johnson County Mental Health Center, the Johnson County Health, Welfare and Prevention Council, the Executive Committee of the Mid-America Health Planning
Council of Greater Kansas City, the Hollis Renewal Center, and the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army, Olathe Corps. In service to the Lord, he was elected three times as president of St. Mark's
Lutheran Church; he served on numerous church committees, and taught Sunday School. He was elected a delegate to three national conventions of the American Lutheran Church (ALC), and served on the
Manpower Commission of the ALC. In more recent years, he served as Parliamentarian and legal advisor to the Resolutions Committee of several annual assemblies of the Central States Synod of the
ELCA. Gene leaves family members who love him and are equally proud of him, his integrity, his lifetime accomplishments and commitment to public service, including his wife, Ruth Ann, daughters,
Amy Hackler, Susan Fetsch, and Nancy Beaver, three sons-in-law, Joseph Hornick, Robert Fetsch and Bryan Beaver, six adoring grandchildren, Andrew Hornick, Emily and Elizabeth Fetsch, Jana Ventress,
Amanda and Blake Beaver, and a foster son, Ronald Martens, all of whom live in Johnson County; his twin sis ter, Eunice Baresel, Milford, KS; sisters, Mildred Hackler, Junction City, KS, and Jean
Spreen, Fairway, KS; brothers, Roland Hackler, Tulsa, OK, and the Rev. Robert Hackler, Charleston, IL; many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and colleagues to whom h e has been an inspiration.
(Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS) Kansas City Star, The (MO) - July 30, 1997.
Albert Hajek, 70, retired farmer and trucker, died Saturday, April 13, 1985 He was the son of Frank J. & Agnes (Steiner) Hajek. He married Mildred Anna Bina. Rosary, 8 p.m. today, service 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Pilsen. Survivors: wife, Mildred; sons, Paul, Francis, Ron, Gary, all of Lost Springs, Jerome of Marion; daughter, Irene Waylan of Miami, Okla.; brother, Lamar of Atwood; sister, Marie Cahoj of Bird City; 12 grandchildren.
Hannaford, Dr. Joseph N.
Hargett, America Elizabeth Padgett
America Elizabeth, daughter of George W and Harriette Calvert Padgett was born March 17, 1849 in Bath County, Kentucky and departed this life May 19, 1940 at the age of 91 years 2 months and 2 days at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Williams. When death came Mr. and Mrs Louis G Hargett were at her bedside. In the early days of her girlhood she accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the Christian Church. Her faith in the Lord has been a sustaining comfort to her throughout her life. On March 7 1867 at Farmers, Rowan County, Kentucky, she was united in marriage to Sampson P Hargett. To this union was born seven children: William S, Mary Olive, Cora Myrtle, Isreal Edgar, Sarah Jane, George, and Louis G Hargett. Five years after their marriage they came to Marion County, Kansas. They homesteaded on a farm west of Florence. This early pioneer home had its hardships, but every morning family worship helped to guide the way over their difficulties to happiness and neighborliness. In 1916, they moved to Florence and resided in their home on East 5th Street until the last few years, since then she has made her home with her son Louis or her daughter, Mrs. George Williams. Death entered the home, February 13, 1932, claiming the husband and father. Two of the children preceded their parents in death: Mary Olive, age 2 and Israel Edgar, 11 years. Mrs. Hargett leaves five children to mourn her departure; William S. San Antonio, Texas; George W, San Diego, California; Louis G, Peabody, Kansas; Mrs. Henry Meenach, Seattle, Washington; and Mrs. George Williams, Florence, Kansas; one brother: William M. Padgett, Peabody, Kansas; one sister: Mrs. Charles Rector, New Castle, Indiana; sixteen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends. Interment in Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Peabody, Kansas. (Unknown newspaper, May 1940, submitted by Dusting Trails)
Holub, Paul T.
Holub, Paul T., 63, farmer, died Monday, Nov. 24, 1997. Paul was the son of Charles William and Mary Holub. He was born in 1934. He married LaVada. Survivors: wife, LaVada; son, Tom of Tampa; daughter, Roberta McGlachlin of Newton; brothers, Wencel and George, both of Marion; eight grandchildren.
Ruby Johnson, Ponca City resident, died Tuesday, June 23, 1998, at the Ponca City Nursing Home. She was 85. The funeral service will be grave side, Thursday, 2 p.m. at the Longwood Cemetery with Mr. Frank Tepe. associate pastor, Eastern Heights Christian Church, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home. Born Sept. 3, 1912, at Burns, Kans., she was the daughter of Charles Dudley and Jessie Soupernall Dunn. On April 2, 1938, she married Carl Johnson in Haukensville, Ga. The couple lived for several years at Quitman, Ga., before moving to Augusta where Mr. Johnson was employed by the State of Georgia. The couple moved to Ponca City in 1969. Mrs. Johnson was a lifelong homemaker. She is survived by three sisters, Juanita May Miller of Blackwell, Goldie Albertie of Shidler and Edna Reeves of Ponca City; and her care givers, Orrin and Evelyn Pederson of Ponca City. Friends may call at the funeral home until 1 p.m. Thursday. (Ponca City, Oklahoma News, June 24, 1998, submitted by Robert King)
Lindsey King was born in Paris, Texas on January 11th 1865, one of a large family of children, all of whom have preceded him in death except his oldest brother, Tom, who lives in Paris, Texas. His mother died when he was only nine years old and following the trend of the reconstruction days in the South immediately following the Civil War, he was loaned out at an early age for his board and keep. His stories of his experiences during this period were most interesting and while he himself was in kindly hands, other in his position were brutally treated at times and there was little if any change form the conditions of actual slavery.
He was married to Amy Lanes on June 27, 1906 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. After his marriage he worked at various jobs in various localities until 1910 when he went to work for a paving contractor and in the course of this employment came to Marion in 1911 where he was the top bricklayer on the Main Street Paving Contract. He had acquired the reputaion of being able to lay more brick in a day than any other employee that the contractor had in his employ.
His wife, Amy, joined him in Marion and both Lindsey and Amy liked Marion, so they decided to remain here to make their home instead of continuing on with the paving contractor to other jobs. In Marion for the past forty-three years, “King” as he was known to young and old, was a highly respected member of the community. His honesty and industry earned him every job he applied for and at one time or another he carried the keys to almost every business in Marion as he served it as the bricklayer.
Lindsey died on Tuesday, January 25, 1955 at Cedar Rest Home.
Knapp, Merton Carlisle
Merton C. Knapp, 70, Shawnee, KS, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 1999, at his home. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, February 20, at the First Baptist Church of Shawnee; burial in Pleasant View Cemetery. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Merton was born November 22, 1928, in Guthrie Center, IA, to Ariel and Eva (Scott) Knapp. He grew up in Guthrie Center with three brothers, one sister and his parents who owned the M&M Divide general store and gas station. They moved east of Redding in 1938 when he was 10 years old. He attended a country school near Middle Fork, and later attended Redding school where he graduated in 1947. He married Evalyn Lorraine Caldwell on March 22, 1947. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in March of 1997. Born to this union were five children. They lived on farms outside of Redding until 1972 when they moved to Mt. Ayr, IA, where they lived until 1982. In order to be closer to their children they moved to Shawnee, KS, in 1982, where theyyearsinstrumental in organizing the Community Bible Church in Redding and also the Regular Baptist Church in Mt. Ayr which celebrated its 30-year anniversary in September 1998. He joined the First Baptist Church of Shawnee in 1983. During his lifetime he was an activemember of the churches he attended. He taught adult Sunday School for 40 years, was a deacon and Sunday School superintendent. He was a wonderful husband and father. He was always there for anyone who needed help. Survivors include his wife, Evalyn, of the home; children, Connie (Robert Dary), Donna (Darryl Collins), Cindy (Charles Lombardino), Tyler (Melonie Triggs Knapp), and Lori (Derek Watson); 11 grandchildren and 13 greatgrandchildren; brothers, Gifford Knapp and wife, Evelyn, Desoto, KS, and Richard Knapp and wife, Gladys, Marion, KS. Preceding him in death were his parents, brother, Duane Knapp, and sister, Melba Saville. Also mourning his passing are many in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. Merton never feared death as his faith in Christ was strong. He showed those around him how to live and at the end how to die. We will always love and miss you, our beloved husband and father. (Arrangements: Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee) Kansas City Star, The (MO) - February 19, 1999
Makovec, Adeline B. Stuchlik
Adeline B. Makovec, 93, homemaker, died Feb. 5, 2000. Services were held Feb. 9 at the Holy Family Catholic Church, Marion, with celebrant Steve Gronert and Matt Newhouse officiating. Burial was at Marion Cemetery, St. Mark's Section.
She was born Nov. 29, 1906, near Pilsen to Charles and Anna (Tajchman) Stuchlik. On Oct. 2, 1934, she was married to Oscar Makovec, who predeceased her. Survivors include a son, Jerry and his wife Faye of Marion; a half brother, Alex Stuchlik of Lost Springs; two half sisters, Angela Tajchman of Marion and Mary Jane Steiner of Wichita; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A memorial fund has been established for the Holy Family Catholic Church. Marion Record
Mason, B. Perry
Perry Mason 84, of Bethany, passed away Saturday, Nov. 12, 1988 after a long illness He was born Dec. 11, 1903 in Lancaster, KS to Gilbert & Rosa Mason. He was a manager for Safeway stores for several years & was a fireman for the U.S. Gypsum Co. in Southgate, CA until 1985 when he retired. He lived in the OKC area since 1984 coming from Long Beach, CA, where he resided for 25 years. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. He was a veteran of WWII & the Korean conflict serving in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific. He is survived by his wife, Marion C. of the home, 1 son, Daniel Edward Mason of Los Angeles, 1 brother, Scott Mason of Marion, KS, 3 sis, 3 sisters, Salome Reagan of Columbus, KS, Rosa Hartman of Union Town, KS, Mabel Hoogendoorn of Ponca City, 1 sister-in-law, Edna Mason of Ardmore, 1 nephew, Clyde Gilbert Mason of Ardmore, many nieces & nephews in Oklahoma, California & Minnesota. Committal services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Resurrection Cemetery. VONDEL L. SMITH & SON MORTUARY 13125 N. MacArthur 720-1439 Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - November 14, 1988
Mary was born in Marion, KS, on January 21, 1940. She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Allen Meyers Jr.; son, Tod Meyers, daughter-in-law, Kim, and their three sons, Dustin, Tucker, and Clay, all of Shawnee, KS; younger son, Michael and daughter-in-law, Anita of Alvin, TX; three brothers, John Reed Williams, Tim Williams, and Morris Williams; and mother, Mabel Williams, as well as a large, extended family in Marion, KS. Mary was very loving and giving to those both in and outside of her family, especially to children and those less fortunate. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her. Our special thanks to Elaine Tristain for her help and companionship and to the Hospice care team of Texas City. Kansas City Star, The (MO) - April 4, 2000
Miesse, Homer F.
Homer F. Miesse, 84, Lenexa, KS, passed away Sunday, July 28, 1996, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, August 2, at the Eastmoor United Methodist Church, Marion, KS; burial in Highland Cemetery, Marion, KS. Friends may call 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, at the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, Bonner Springs, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, or the Bonner Springs United Methodist Church. Mr. Miesse was born May 9, 1912, in Marion, KS. Before moving to Lenexa, he lived in Bonner Springs from 1945-1978. He worked for the Greeley Gas Company for over 40 years, retiring in 1977. He was a member of the Bonner Springs United Methodist Church, Bonner Springs Rotary Club, and was a past Bonner Springs USD 204 school board member. He was preceded in death by his wife, Verna Miesse, in 1994. Survivors include a son, John Miesse, Ancorage, AK; a daughter, Mary Ann Atkisson, Shawnee, KS; and four grandchildren. Kansas City Star, The (MO) - July 30, 1996
John Neuwirth, age 84, was born on Nov. 9, 1908 near Lost Springs died on Oct. 4, 1993 at St. Luke Living Center, Marion. He was the son of Anton 1864-1942 and Frances Agnes Malek Neuwirth 1875-1957. John married Josephine Susan on June 9, 1931. They made their home on a farm near rural Lost Springs. He is survived by his wife, Josephine who is a resident in the nursing home in Hillsboro and daughter, Dorothy Jane and son, Robert.
George William Slifer was born in Marion on Decembe 1, 1908 and was therefore five years, four months and four days old at the time of his death.He was a most active, loyal little fellow and not only the deeply bereaved ones but many others are greatly saddened by his death. The parents have the sincere sympathy of all in this great sorrow.
A memorial service will be held at the Baptist church on Sunday afternoon at three o'clock, conducted by Rev. Nichols. --Marion County Record, April 1914
Gary D. Steiner, 55, died Feb. 18, 2004, at his home near Lincolnville. Born Feb. 5, 1949, in Lincolnville, he was the son of Henry and Tillie (Urbanek) Steiner.
He was a hard-working farmer and served for many years as a school bus driver for Centre USD 397. He was active in church activities and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. An avid bowler with many trophies, he enjoyed all sports, especially softball. He also played saxophone for polka dances.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Delores Steiner. Survivors include a brother, Larry Steiner of Tampa. The rosary was recited Monday evening at Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion. Kathleen Oborny served as rosary leader. Mass was said at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Nep. Church, Holy Family Parish, Pilsen, with Father Steve Gronert officiating. Kathleen Oborny was lector and the Eucharistic minister was Bob Reznicek. Special music was provided by the church choir and Alex Stuchlik on the accordion. Charlene Svitak was organist. Casket bearers were Dennis Steiner, Terry Steiner, Ron Makovec, Dennis Klenda, Steve Vernon, and Danny Rudolph. Bob Neuwirth, Kelly Steiner, and Gail Makovec served as ushers. Burial was in Pilsen Cemetery.
Steele, Ervin Lee
Ervin Steele 77, of Spencer passed away Nov. 26, 1997. Born Jan. 19, 1920 in Jones, OK to Charley & Ida May (McCraken) Steele. During WW II he served as a Pacific Theater Sgt. in the Army/Air Force. He married Fern Hett Aug. 7, 1944 in Marion, KS. This union was blessed with 3 children. Ervin had a 38 year career with OPUBCO as a Warehouseman. He was very active in community & church, teaching Sunday School for 50 years, holding Monday night church services at Manor Care of MWC & preaching at the Choctaw Senior Citizen Center. He was a member of the Spencer Senior Citizens & Midwest Pentecostal Holiness Church. Ervin was a loving dad, husband, granddad, great-granddad, brother & friend. He is survived by 3 sons & their families, Bob & Gloria Steele & their children, Gregory & Angela of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Jim & Linda Steele & their children, Chris, Brad, his wife Daniele & their daughter, Desiree', Kevin & Matthew, all of Yukon & Philip & Marilyn Steele & their sons Keith & Michael of Moore; 3 sisters, Evelyn Dickson of OKC, Norma Ruth Gregory & Charlotte Evans, both of Kingman, AZ & a host of other relatives & friends. He was preceded in death by his parents & wife, Fern. Services will be at 11:00 AM, Sat., at Midwest Pentecostal Holiness Church with interment at Arlington Memory Gardens. Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - November 28, 1997
Steiner, Hubert Francis
LINCOLNVILLE--Hubert Francis Steiner, 56, farmer, died Saturday. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Pilsen. Survivors: wife, Mable; sons, Kenneth of Marion, Myron of Hillsboro; daughters, Gwen Taylor or Wichita, Glenda Wodke of Hillsboro, Ginger Steiner at home; brothers, Henry of Marion, Edmund of Lincolnville. Thompson-Harp Funeral Home, Marion. (Wichita Eagle-Beacon ~ Sunday ~ October 25, 1981)
Joseph Stuchlik passed away at Hillsboro. Joseph Stuchlik, son of Joseph & Mary Stuchlik, was born May 5, 1883 in Czechoslovakia and passed away June 25, 1952 at Hillsboro, Kansas at the age of 69 years, 1 month and 20 days.
He made his home with a brother, Charles Stuchlik, Lost Springs community for a time after he suffered a stroke twenty one years ago. For the past 10 years he has been cared for in Salem Home where he passed away. He is survived by two brothers, Charles & Family and Melard, Vancouver, Washington.
Requiem Mass was held at 8 o'clock, June 27, 1952 at St. John's Nep Church in Pilsen with Rev. Joseph C. Goracy officiating. Pallbearers were John Tajchman, Frank Tajchman, Alex Stuchlik, Richard Stuchlik, Rex Siebert & Albert Makovec. Interment was in the St. John's cemetery, Pilsen with the Thompson Funeral Home in charge.
Stuchlik, Millie (Camille) Ann Neuwirth
Millie Stuchlik, 90, homemaker, died Friday, November 22, 1985. Services: Rosary, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Pilsen.
Survivors: sons, Richard and wife Frances, Alex and wife Jean, both of Lost Springs; daughters, Angela and husband Frank Tajchman of Marion, Olga Tsumpes of Huntington Beach, Calif., Mary Jane and husband Marcel Steiner of Wichita; stepdaughter, Adeline Makovec of Marion; sisters, Irene Lee of Gotebo, Okla., Blanche Neuwirth of Hobart, Okla., Olga Worley of Lawton, Okla.; 47 grandchildren; 101 great-grandchildren; nine great-great- grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the Kansas Arthritis Foundation. Thompson-Harp Funeral Home, Marion. (The Wichita Eagle & Marion Record)
Stuchlik, Richard Charles
Wichita Eagle, The (KS) - October 8, 1995 Deceased Name: Stuchlik, Richard C. Stuchlik, Richard C., 75, farmer and stockman, died Friday, Oct. 6, 1995. Rosary 7 p.m. Monday, service 11 a.m. Tuesday, both at Holy Family Catholic Church, Pilsen. Survivors: wife, Frances; sons, Rev. Richard of Hutchinson, Monty of Lost Springs, Terrence of Emporia, Mark of Springboro, Ohio, Kenneth of Towanda, William of Rogers, Ark., Thomas of Topeka, Randal of Durham, Larry of Lehigh, John of Scandia; daughters, Ramona Beisel of Tampa, Kan., Ruby Scharping of Wichita, Rebecca Miller of Cave Creek, Arkz.; brother, Alex of Lost Springs; sisters, Angela Tajchman, Adella Makovec, both of Marion, Mary Jane Steiner of Wichita, Olga Tsumpes of California; 46 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Holy Family Catholic Church and the Salina Dialysis Center. Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion.
Stuchlik, Rev. Richard F.
He was ordained a Priest Forever, Dec. 20, 1968, at Basilica of St. Peter, Rome. His appointments included assistant pastor at Holy Savior Parish, Wichita Aug. 1, 1969; part-time chaplain, Veterans Administration Hospital, Wichita, Sept. 17, 1971; religious education teacher, Kapaun Mount Carmel High School, Wichita, August 1973; Re-appointed religious education teacher, Kapaun Mount Carmel, August 1974; full-time religion teacher, Carroll High School with residence at Carroll June 24, 1976; assistant pastor, St. Joseph Parish, Conway Springs and St. Martin, Caldwell, Nov. 4, 1976; assistant pastor Holy Savior Parish, Aug. 16, 1978; part-time faculty, Kapaun Mount Carmel, September 1978; administrator pro-tem, St. Paul University Parish and Newman Center, Nov. 2, 1978; continued on faculty at Kapaun Mount Carmel; pastor, Holy Savior Parish, Wichita, June 14, 1979; vice-officialis, Wichita Diocese; pastor, St. Michael, Mulvane, Aug 31, 1983; Wichita Mission in Barquisimeto, June 20, 1985 to report in winter of 1985; temporary administrator, St. Joseph, Ost, Nov. 25, 1992; also temporary administrator St. Rose, Mt. Vernon, St. Louis, and Waterloo, Jan. 19, 1993; pastor, St. Teresa, Hutchinson, Sept. 17, 1993; Director of Pastoral Care at Trinity High School and part-time teacher, Aug. 1, 1994; chaplain, with Father McKinney at Hutchinson Correctional Facility, Sept. 22, 1999; pastor of St. Margaret Mary, Wichita, July 1, 2003.
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard, and brother, Wayne.
He is survived by his mother, Frances; brothers, Monty, Terry, Mark, Kenneth, Bill, Tom, Randy, Larry, and John; and sisters, Ramona Beisel, Ruby Scharping, and Becky Miller.
Stuchlik, Wayne Charles Joseph
Wichita Eagle, The (KS) - December 20, 1992 Deceased Name: Stuchlik, Wayne Charles Joseph Stuchlik, Wayne Charles Joseph, 49, Santa Fe Railway coordinator and administrator, died Friday, Dec. 18, 1992. Rosary 7 p.m. today, service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, both at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Survivors: wife, Maralyn; sons, Joe, Kevin, Chad, David, all of Newton; daughters, Sonya Carrillo of Wichita, Lynae, Amanda, both of Newton; parents, Richard and Frances Stuchlik of Lost Springs; brothers, The Rev. Richard of Ost, Monty, Tom, Larry, Randy, all of Wichita, Terry of Emporia, Mark of Springboro, Ohio, Ken of Towanda, Bill of Rogers, Ark., John of Courtland; sisters, Ramona Beisel of Tampa, Ruby Scharping of Wichita, Becky Miller of Cave Creek, Ariz. Memorial has been established with Central Home Care and Hospice. Broadway Colonial Funeral Home.
Sweet, William Lloyd
William Sweet 58, died Dec. 18, 1995. Funeral is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Millersville Baptist Church. Burial is in the church cemetery. BELMONT - Mr. Thomas Eugene ''Tommy'' Fredrick, Sr. 60, 118 Idlewild Lane, died Dec. 17, 1995, at Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte. Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend James Garner at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Carothers Colonial Chapel. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers are Chris Atkins, Danny Atkins, Farley Dawkins, Eddie Guffie, Dean Guffie, Terry McCarn and Raymond Carnes. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service at the funeral home, and at other times at the residence. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Eleanor Glover Fredrick; a daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Kurt Lewis; a son, Thomas Gene' Fredrick, Jr. of Lowell; 4 sisters, Mrs. Florence Tucker of Dayton, KY, Mrs. Merrel Winkle of Falmouth, KY, Mrs. Helen Winkle of Carrolton, KY, and Mrs. Inez Gallagher of Belmont; 2 brothers, Bill Fredrick of Belmont and Donnie Fredrick of Falmouth, KY; 4 grandchildren, John and Randy Lewis and Christopher and Amy Fredrick. A native of Falmouth, KY, he was the son of the late Elza and Mamie Parrish Fredrick. He was a member of the Unity Baptist Church. He was an avid outdoorsman. He was employed by Ramsey Products of Charlotte. Charlotte Observer, The (NC) - December 19, 1995/font>
Tajchman, Angela Camilla Stuchlik
Angela Camilla Tajchman, 88, died Oct. 11, 2004, at St. Luke Living Center, Marion. Born on Aug. 28, 1916, in Lost Springs, she was the daughter of Charles and Mille (Neuwirth) Stuchlik. She grew up in Lost Springs and attended school through the 10th grade. On Aug. 23, 1933, she married Frank Anton Tajchman at Pilsen. The couple had 13 children. She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church, Holy Family Parish, Marion, and was dedicated to both her family and the church, committing herself to a daily recitation of the rosary. She was a member of the church choir, St. Mark's Altar Society, the Singin' Grannies, and the VFW Ladies' Auxiliary. She enjoyed dressing up, dancing, bowling, playing board games, singing, and cooking. In 1975, she received a KU Adult Care Home Institute certificate and a certificate from the Wichita District Dietetic Association in 1977. She was employed by Spain's Nursing Home, Mid-America Nursing Home, and SRS Homemaker Services. Devoted to her family, she will be remembered as a loving, caring, religious person whose guiding care will be missed. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank; a son, Thomas; a daughter, Rosalie Harman; a brother, Richard Stuchlik; sister, Olga Tsumpes; and two half-sisters, Adeline Makovec and Nettie Horelich. Survivors include six sons, Gerald and Pat Tajchman of Monroe, Wash., Marcel and Barbara Tajchman of McPherson, David and Connie Tajchman of Bel Aire, Frank Tajchman, Mark and Lori Tajchman, and Charles and Kay Tajchman, all of Marion; five daughters, Georgene and Harold Byram of Haysville, Virginia and Roman Albert of Mannford, Okla., Carmelita and Richard Simon of Canton, Judith and Jay Smith and Lanell and Aaron Hett, all of Marion; a brother, Alex Stuchlik of Lost Springs; a sister, Mary Jane Steiner of Wichita; 49 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. The rosary was recited Thursday evening at St. Mark Catholic Church, Marion. Rosary leaders were Marcel and Barbara Tajchman. The Mass of Resurrection was said Friday morning at St. Mark Catholic Church, Marion, with Father Richard Stuchlik and Father Steve Gronert as concelebrants. Roman Albert Jr., was lector. Jay Smith and Tiffany Tajchman were vocalists. Charlene Svitak was organist. Alex Stuchlik was accordionist. Casket bearers were Marcel Tajchman, Frank Tajchman, Charles Tajchman, David Tajchman, Mark Tajchman, and Harold Byram. Honorary casket bearers were Thomas Tajchman and Gerald Tajchman. Burial was in Marion Cemetery. Memorial funds have been established with the church and with St. Luke Living Center. ((Marion Record October 2004)
TONNE, RIGHT REVEREND MONSIGNOR ARTHUR
Monsignor Arthur Tonne was born on July 4, 1904 at Escanaba, Michigan. He was the son of Phillip and Rose Hess Tonne. After graduating from seminary and his ordination, he served churches in several Kansas communities, incuding Pilsen from the early 1950's until the late 1990's. He chose to retire in Marion, KS to be near the people he had grown to love. He was a Franciscan during his early years, serving that community before becoming a parish priest and joining the Wichita Diocese in 1953. He was moved to Pilsen when he was 49 and continued to serve the Pilsen parish for the next 49 years. During his decades of serving St. John Nepomucene Church at Pilsen he became the spiritual leader for Marion County and was a community activist for better mental care and services for the elderly. He was the author of more than 50 books, mostly homilies and nine popular volumes "Jokes Priests Can Tell."
During the celebration marking his 65th jubilee as a priest, in 1997, the magnificent and awe inspiring sanctuary at Pilsen was filled to capacity honoring our beloved "Father". More than 20 priests of the diocese, in addition to Bishop Eugene Gerber of Wichita were present.
In his clear and resonant baritone voice, which filled the huge church, Msgr. Tonne spoke on the theme "Thank you God." His remarks were
carefully considered and forcefully delivered. They echoed his message of giving thanks to God for letting him serve. Upon retiring as a priest he constructed a new home and moved to Marion where
he continued to be active in Holy Family Parish, in local organizations, and serving the people he loved. As health failed he moved to St. Luke Living Center and eventually to Colorado where he
would be closer to members of his family. Survivors include a nephew, John Tonne of Minocqua, Wisc.; his longtime housekeeper Lela Siebert and her children; and a multitude of parishioners and
friends. Each year on his birthday, July 4, he would publish a message to friends on his birthday, in the form of a newspaper advertisement. This year would have marked his 99th birthday. The
Rosary was recited and a vigil service held Monday night at the church in Pilsen. Father Richard Stuchlik was Rosary leader. Tuesday morning the magnificent church, lovingly and beautifully
restored, was virtually filled to capacity by those who came to honor him. There were 40 priests, including two bishops, and a dozen nuns. The Most Reverend Thomas Olmsted, Bishop of Wichita,
officiated at the Mass of the Resurrection Tuesday morning. John Reznicek Jr. and Kathleen Oborny were lectors. Father Paul Oborny gave the homily. His remarks were delivered in much the same
fashion as Monsignor Tonne used, appealing to the large audience by being interspersed with appropriate stories. Music was by the church choir with Charlene Svitak as organist, Jeff Bina as cantor,
and Corky Siebert as an organist. Casket bearers were Bill Meyer, Dennis Klenda, Gregory Meysing, Martin Kroupa, Timothy Holub, and David Oborny. Burial was in St. John Nepomucene Church Cemetery,
alongside the marker for Father Emil Kapaun. Memorial gifts are suggested to the Father Emil Kapaun Memorial Scholarship.
Tsumpes, Olga Stuchlik
Olga Tsumpes, 72, died Wednesday, April 2, 1997 in a local hospital. A homemaker, she was born Feb. 28, 1925, in Lost Springs, Kan. the daughter of Charles and Millie Neuwirth Stuchlik, and was a four-year resident of Las Vegas. She is survived by her husband, William of Las Vegas; daughter, Linda Campbell of Salina, Kan.; sons, Ladd Siebert of Eureka, S.D., John Siebert of Florence, Kan., William Jr. and David, both of Costa Mesa, Calif., and Bradley of Agoura Hills, Calif.; sisters, Angeline Tajchman and Adeline Makovec, both of Marion, Kan., and Mary Jane Steiner of Wichita, Kan.; brother, Alex Stuchlik of Lost Springs; 18 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. The family requests donations be made to the building find at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Palm Mortuary-Cheyenne handled arrangements. Marion Record.
Frank Urbanek, 80, a longtime resident of the Pilsen community. Services were held at St. John's Nep cemetery, Pilsen, Tuesday, February 8, Father Arthur Tonne officiating. Mr. Urbanek died on February 4. Rosary at the Thomson Funeral home was said on Monday evening.
Mr. Urbanek was born in Budejovice, Czechoslovakia, January 28, 1874.
Waldron, Jessie Dickerson
Jessie Dickerson Waldron, died Monday, July 20, 1987, at Jackson, Ms. She was born in Marion, Ks., educated at Central State University, Edmond, Ok. For years she was the librarian at Kansas City Art Institute and, later, house mother at the Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, N.M. She is survived by her husband, Raymond S. Waldron, Jr., New York City; sister, Josephine Myers, Yukon, Ok.; brother, Joe Dickerson of Jackson, Ms.; 3 nephews and 2 nieces. Services will be held Wednesday, July 22 at 11am, at Memorial Park Cemetery, Edmond Ok. Under the direction of Baggerley Funeral Home. Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - July 22, 1987
Williams, Clinton Leslie
Clinton Leslie Williams, 77, Gravois Mills, MO, passed away Friday, May 2, 1997, at Balanced Care Center, Springfield, MO. Services will be 7 p.m. Monday, May 5, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home, Laurie, MO. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at the Marion Cemetery, Marion, KS. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Multiple Sclerosis or the American Cancer Society. He was born December 12, 1919, in Marion, KS, son of Paul Edward and Nettie Ellen Taylor Williams. He married Anna Laurene Matthews, who preceded him in death. He was an electrical engineer for K.M.B.C. (Channel 9) in Kansas City for 33 years, member of the I.B.E.W., the N.R.A, the MO-KAN Bird Club and charter member and deacon of the Ozark Baptist Church, Laurie, MO. He is survived by three sons, Stephen Leslie Williams, Kansas City, MO, David Larry Williams, Raytown, and Clinton Leroy Williams, Leon, KS; one daughter, Jerry Lea Pisha, Springfield, MO; one brother, Paul Edward Williams, Peabody, KS; one sister, Frances Antinotte Mardis, Topeka, KS; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. (Arrangements: Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home , Laurie, MO)Kansas City Star, The (MO) - May 5, 1997
Williams, James K.
James K. Williams, residing on section 35, Fair Play Township, Marion, Kan., is one of the most prominent men of his neighborhood. He is a large and successful farmer, and is now serving his second term as a member of the county Board of Commissioners. Mr. Williams settled on his farm in 1871, buying at that time three quarter-sections. He now owns fourteen hundred acres in the first farm, and eight hundred and forty acres in Chase County.
Our subject was born in Lawrence County, Ind., January 28, 1815, and was the son of Pryor L. and Anna (Kerns) Williams, natives of Tennessee and Kentucky, respectively. They came to Indiana with friends when young and there married. Mr. Williams died when our subject was three years old and his mother married again, and is still living in Lawrence County, Ind. At the age of ten years our subject went to live with an uncle in Cincinnati, and for two years he worked upon a farm.
On the 4th of July, 1861, Mr. Williams enlisted at Bedford, Ind., in Company B, Eighteenth Indiana Regiment, and served for three years in Missouri, under Gen. Curtis. He was at the battle of Pea Ridge and then was sent to Helena, Ark. After this the regiment to which he belonged was sent to St. Louis and engaged in the campaign after Price in Missouri. This regiment took part in the siege of Vicksburg and was then sent to New Orleans and then to Texas, and at the end of three years was honorably discharged at Indianapolis. Returning to Bedford, Ind., he entered a store as clerk and remained there for three years, then for to years he engaged in farming, and finally came to Kansas, with about $4,000 capital.
Since making his home in this State, Mr. Williams has taken an active part in the political life of his county, and has been closely identified with the Republican party. In 1888, he was honored by an election to the Board of County Commissioners, and in 1891, so ellicient had been his services, he was again chosen by the voters of the county to fill the same office. During 1891, he was Chairman of the Board. He has held the important offices of Township Treasurer and School Treasurer. Mr. Williams was united in marriage at Bedford, Ind., May 7, 1866, to Miss Maria A. Reed, of Indiana, and the children of this union are Fred R., a farmer on section 31, who married Miss Frances E. Skidmore, of Center Township; John R., at home; Fannie R., now Mrs. D.W. Wheeler, who resides in Center Township; George R., Isaac R. and Mary at home. the family are consistent members of the Christian Church of Florence.
Mr. Williams has been very successful in cattle raising and keeps two hundred and fifty cattle, feeds one hundred and fifty, and also feeds three hundred hogs, breeding most of his stock himself. His Pereheron horses are of imported stock and are very fine animals. Mr. Williams grows a small wheat crop and has three to four hundred acres in corn. He is a man very well and favorably known throughout this neighborhood.
Portrait and Biographical Record of Dickinson, Saline, McPherson and Marion counties. 1893 Page 178
"Dick" Williams was born in Fremont, Illinois in 1857, and educated at Bloomington Illinois. He came to Kansas and to Marion County in 1879 and this has since been his home. He passed away on April 18, 1915. On September 12, 1882, he was united in marriage to Miss Susie Davis, the Ceremony being performed by Rev. Charles B. Mitchell. There are six children, Bert who has been living in California, Ms. Luther Mollchan of Marion, Richard Jr. who has been studying pharmacy in Kansas City, Bessie, Grace B., and John Allen, who are at home. All of the children are here, Bert having arrived from California yesterday afternoon.
The funeral service was held at the home yesterday afternoon at thee o'clock and was conducted by Rev. I.A. Wilson of the Christian Church. At the close of Rev. Wilson's remarks W. H. Carpenter delivered a most beautiful and impressive eulogy on the life of Mr. Williams, who had been his intimate personal friend for over a third of a century. He spoke of Mr. Williams' spirit of kindness and helpfulness, of his unfailing public spirit, of his charity, of his deep sense of obligation to his fellow men of his literary genius, and other fine personal qualities, and read a poem which M. Williams wrote just a few days before his death. That poem expressed, he said, the spirit of the man as he knew him and it is not only essentially religious in tone but is very beautiful in expression. Consent has kindly been given fo publication of the poem an it will be found at the close of this reference. Music was furnished by a quartet composed of J. H. Siebert, Jesse West, H. C. Perry and Robert Florer. The pall bearers were longtime friends --W. H. Carpenter, D. W. Wheeler, Taylor Riddle, C. W. Thompson, of Whitewater. Members of the Bar, City and County officials attended in a body. At the conclusion of the services at the house, the further ceremonies were conducted by the Masons, Mr. Williams having long been a member of the Masonic Order, and the Masonic escort accompanied the remains to Highland Cemetery and had charge of the services there. The Courthouse and all business houses were closed during the hour of the funeral and all recitations were suspended in the City schools for ten minutes as a token of respect. Marion County Record - April 1915
Yost, Benjamin Dallas He was a Mason in good standing, and that Order attended his funeral in a body, and paid the usual tribute to him. Rev. A. J. Bixler came from Dodge
City where he is Chaplain of the Soldiers Home, to preach the funeral sermon of his o'd pioneer friend. Besides the members of his
own household, three brothers and one sister in Washington D.C. and one sister in El Reno, Oklahoma, survived him. To all, the Record extends sympathy. --Marion Record, December 1913 Copyright © 2016 to Kansas Genealogy Trails' Marion County host & all
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Benjamin Dallas Yost was born in Prince George County, Maryland, in the historic old town of Bladensburg, February 17 1845 and died at his farm home near Marion, Kansas on December 19, 1913. He married Miss Harriett LaVern McCoy, August 4, 1877. Seven children were born to them, six of whom were at his bed side when he died, one dying in infancy. He is survived by his faithful wife and the six children referred to namely: Mrs. Charles Leavitt, Misses Ola and Helen and a son, Guy, of Marion, Mrs. John L. Smith of Chase and Mrs. A.E. Williams of Pawnee Rock. He had been a faithful Methodist from young manhood. He came to Marion county in the sixties and homesteaded the farm upon which he lived all the intervening years and on which he died. He saw the county grow from a barren prairie, populated only by a few settlers, to a rich, prosperous and populous county and rejoiced in it all.
He was a Mason in good standing, and that Order attended his funeral in a body, and paid the usual tribute to him. Rev. A. J. Bixler came from Dodge City where he is Chaplain of the Soldiers Home, to preach the funeral sermon of his o'd pioneer friend. Besides the members of his own household, three brothers and one sister in Washington D.C. and one sister in El Reno, Oklahoma, survived him. To all, the Record extends sympathy. --Marion Record, December 1913
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