Adams, Florence (Flossie) Cornett
Florence (Flossie) Cornett, of Shawnee Mission, Kansas died 11th of Dec., 1984. The daughter of Earl & Roxie Cornett. She was born in Boonville, AR, raised in Okla. City, graduated from Central High School. Her husband Gail W. Adams preceded her in death the 20th of May, 1981. She is survived by her daughter Patrice McCool of Bryan, TX; son John of Marion, KS; 2 grandchildren Christine and Joel Adams; 3 brothers Afton of Tulsa, OK; Robert of Beaumont, TX and Carroll of Okla. City; 4 sisters, Sybil of Okla. City, Wilma of Myrtle Beach, SC, Leita of Riverside, CA and Martha of Houston, TX. Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - December 13, 1984

Addison, Anna Fowler
88, has been called home to be with the Lord on March 20, 1995. She was born March 12, 1907 in Tampa, Ks. to Fred and Elizabeth Schmidt Steinly. At the age of 2, she and her family moved to Carnegie, Ok. and remained there until after the completion of her high school. She then moved to Okla. City to attend college. She worked for the Federal Reserve Bank in OKC as a Bookkeeper and Accountant from 1946 until retiring in 1967. She was also a member of the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her mother and father and 3 brothers. Survivors include son, E.J. Fowler and wife, Carol of Yukon; brother, Harold Steinly and wife, Eula of Carnegie; stepdaughter, Elizabeth Stueland of Lesterville, Ia.; 8 loving grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 2712 N.W. 23rd St., OKC, Ok. 73107. Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 23, 1995 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church with interment following at Rose Hill Burial Park. Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - March 22, 1995

Albrecht, Merle
Merle Albrecht, 76, Lincolnville, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002. Mr. Albrecht was born Nov. 11, 1925, at Lincolnville the son of Rudolph and Ottilie (Krause) Albrecht. Survivors include his wife, Delores of the home; a son, Randy of Wichita; a daughter, Linda Castle of Henderson, Nev.; three brothers, Erano and Leland, both of Lincolnville, and Gail of Lindsborg; a sister, Lola Brockmeier of Herington. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Lincolnville. Burial will be in Lincolnville Cemetery

Allen, Martha
Martha Allen was born Nov. 17, 1907 in Tampa, Marion County, Kansas. She was the daughter of Adolph & Rose (Stika) Klenda. On November 17, 1938 she married Virgil Allen in Tampa, Kansas. She died on July 29, 1988. There were no children born to this union. Martha was a member of the Catholic Church.

Allen, Virgil
Virgil Allen was the son of Oliver and Ida (Howard) Allen. He was born on Dec 23, 1913. On November 17, 1938 he married Martha J. Klenda in the Catholic Church. They farmed in the Tampa area. They had no children. He died on April 14, 1987.

Anderson, Stanley C.
Stanley Anderson was the son of Ben and Mary (Ehrlich) Anderson, he was born Oct. 5, 1923 on the family farm near Marion. He entered military service as did his brother, Fred, who was killed in action in the Army. On Oct. 20, 1945, he was married to Evelyn VOGEL at First United Methodist Church in Marion. Stanley died Oct 10, 1997. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn, of the home; daughters, Sandy, and her husband Roger Jackson of Topeka and Sharon and her husband Larry Self, Wichita; four grandchildren; sister, Doris Ford of Marion and Darlene Anderson of San Diego, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Fred and Dale. Vivian Conyers sang “The Lord’s Prayer” and “Hymn of Promise.” Ruth Jo Penner was organist. Casket bearers were Rex Siebert, Vernon Goentzel, Jon Thole, Bud Pierce, Mike Myers, and Gary Grentz. Honorary bearers were Earl Lawrence, Clifford Lucas, Junior Ehrlich, John Britain, Oliver Mohn, Andy Maki, Kenneth Schwendiman, and Jay Myers. Military graveside honors at Marion Cemetery. From the Marion Record - Marion, Kansas - October 15, 1997

Baker, Edward "Ed"
Edward Baker, of Edmond, OK died December 7, 1996 in OKC, OK at the age of 77. He was born January 7, 1919 in Fairview, OK to Jacob and Lena Baker. Ed worked as a baker for thirty-five years with the last employment at Snyders Grocery. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Marie Baker of the home; sons: David and Arlene Baker of Lawton, Edward L. & Carol Baker of OKC; daughters: Barbara Baker of Freemont, CA, Kathy & Danny Opp of Edmond, OK, Cindy Simms o f Edmond; brother: Dan Baker of Cleo Springs, OK; sisters: Hannah Webber of Hillsboro, KS, Elizabeth Fife of Houston, TX; thirteen grandchildren; seven great grandchildren. Services: 11:00 AM Monday, 12-9-96 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Edmond with burial at Memorial Park. Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - December 9, 1996

Applegate, Jack
Jack M. Applegate Retired educator Jack Merrill Applegate, 77, died April 9, 2002, at a hospital in Wichita, from heart problems. Well known over a wide area, he was a friendly person who always had a big smile. Born Sept. 15, 1924, near Lincolnville, he was the son of the late Oscar and Neva (Shirk) Applegate. He graduated from Ramona High School in 1942 and attended college at McPherson for a year prior to service in the Navy during World War II. He served in the Navy Hospital Corps three years. Service included aboard the USS Sanctuary and USS Puget Sound in the South Pacific. After the war, he returned to McPherson College and graduated in 1948. He also began his 36-year career in education that year. During those years he also earned his master's degree in education and specialist's degrees. He was married to Neva Mary Brunner on Aug. 1, 1948, at McPherson. A member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, he served in many capacities including being an elder and chairman of the committee which built the new church parish hall. He was affiliated with American Association of School Administrators, Kansas State Teachers Association, Kansas National Education Association, Lions club, and was a past president of the Marion Kiwanis Club. He volunteered in many capacities, including being one of the first emergency medical technicians in Marion County. He had many hobbies and always had an active craft in progress. He enjoyed tatting, needlepoint, wood working, gardening, and computer applications. He enjoyed keeping busy. Jack and Neva traveled for enjoyment and found friends wherever they went, including their winter home in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. He was preceded by his parents and a great-grandson. Survivors include his wife, Neva, of Marion; children, Lynn and wife Susan Applegate of Wichita, Kaye and husband Jim Darrow of Marion, Mark and wife Patty Applegate of Herington; two foster children, Gary Smith of Dodge City and Susan Edwards of Manhattan; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Donna Bell of Abilene; and many other relatives and friends. Services were held Saturday afternoon at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Marion, with the Rev. John A. Ryding officiating. Jim Hett was vocal soloist and the Rev. Gene Hicks, organist. Active casket bearers were Gordon Wakeman, James Gaeddert, Austin Covalt, Tom Anderson, John DelVecchio, and Marvin Krehbiel. Honorary bearers were Todd Applegate, Traci Lanning, Michael Darrow, Erin Dieker, David Darrow, and Anthony Edwards. Burial was in Lewis Cemetery, Ramona, with military honors presented by a funeral detail from Fort Riley.

Applegate, Mark
Mark M. Applegate, 51, of Herington, died March 29, 2005, at Marion. Born May 8, 1953, at Herington, he was the son of Jack and Neva (Brunner) Applegate. He was a 1971 graduate of Marion High School and attended Emporia State University until he began work for the Rock Island Railroad in 1973. He was a machine operator for the maintenance of way with the Union Pacific Railroad and currently was president of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way, Union #376. On May 25, 1979, he married Patricia King at Paris, Texas. He was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; mother, Neva Applegate of Marion; a brother, Lynn Applegate of Wichita; and a sister, Kaye Darrow of Marion. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Herington. Burial will be in Lewis Cemetery, Ramona. The family will greet friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, Herington Chapel. A memorial fund has been established with Central Park, Marion.

Applegate, Oscar C.
Oscar C. Applegate died December 29, 1954. Oscar Applegate was son of Gordon Applegate and Nettie Elizabeth Smith, born June 24, 1895 near Lost Springs, Kansas and passed away in the Herington hospital Dec 29 1953. He suffered as troke in December 1947 and has been handicapped since. He was able to get around and enjoy life until Friday morning Dec. 18 when he was taken critically ill and never recovered. Oct. 30 1921 he was united in marriage to Neva Shirk, Ramona. To this union, one son was born. Ten years later a baby girl was added to the union. The circle was broken after 32 short years together. After his graduation from the Ramona high school he enlisted in the Army, he was in active service and received his discharge in May 1919. His mother two sister and one brother preceded him in death. His father passed away just four days later. He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, Neva Applegate and Donna of the home. Mr & Mrs .Jack Applegate and three grandchildren, Simpson; two sisters Mrs. Floyd Fike and Mrs. Carl Wilson, Herington, and many other relatives and friends.

Baker, Kory
Kory Timmerman Baker, 22, of Overland Park, died Dec. 18, 2001, of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He was born July 25, 1979, in Lake Forest, Illinois. He was a construction worker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Survivors include his parents, Greg and Kathy Washmon of rural Hillsboro and Mike Baker; brother Kris Baker of Hillsboro; sister Whitney Washmon of rural Hillsboro; and grandparents Tim and Annelle Bowring and John and Lois Savoia. Services were held Dec. 21 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Newton with Bishop Russell Stark officiating. Burial was at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Hillsboro.

Behrens, Libby R.
Libby Behrens 88, of Houston, Tx., passed away Monday, March 8, 1993, in Houston. She was born in Medford, Ok. on July 23, 1904. Survivors include sons, Henry Joe Kralicek and wife, Juanita of Wichita, Ks. and Bobby E. Kralicek of Houston, Tx.; daughter, Amelia V. Hein of Hillsboro, Ks.; brothers, Albert Prochaska of Salina, Ks. and Rudy Prochaska of Kansas; sister, Anna Kralicek of Wichita, Ks.; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Libby was preceded in death by her husband, Henry H . Behrens. Grave- side services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 12, 1993, at Gracelawn Cemetery, Edmond, Ok. Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - March 10, 1993

Beisel, Dalford D.
Dalford D. Beisel was the son of David E. and Mary (Schneider) Beisel was born on Feb 20, 1937. He died on Oct 9, 2005. He married Phyllis J. BELTZ on Feb. 14, 1958, in Amarillo, Texas. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis of the home; three daughters, Cindy L. Morrison of Louisiana, Mo., Sandra J. Studley of Lawrence and Stacey J. Beisel-Studley of Edwards-ville, Ill.; four grandchildren; and other relatives. He was preceded in death by one brother, Allen Beisel; and one sister, Ruby Beisel. Burial in Lewis Cemetery, Ramona. Hillsboro Star Journal - Thursday, October 13, 2005

Beisel, Ernest Frederick William
Ernest was born on Dec. 20, 1914 in Lincolnville. He died in Hillsboro on Nov. 20, 1990. He married Evelyn Schafer and had two daughters; Sharon K. Weber and Rita Beisel. A brother, Dan of Ramona; and two sisters, Alvina Bartel of Hillsboro and Lydia Schneider of Ramona. Burial in Haven of Rest Cemetery, Hillsboro.

Belton, Catherine
Catherine Belton, wife of Richard Belton was born on March 19, 1838. She was the mother of M.J. & W.H. Belton. She died on May 19, 1914.

Beltz, Clifford A.
Clifford Beltz was born in Lehigh the son of Jacob and Anna (Ewert) Beltz on November 8, 1916 and died on Aug. 26, 2004 in Hillsboro. On Aug. 3, 1941, he married JoHanna RICHERT, at Corn, Okla. She survives. His daughter, Bette Lee, died at age four. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Bette Lee Beltz. Survivors include his wife of the home; son, John G. Beltz of Hillsboro; daughter, Rita Jo Johnson of Bakersfield, Calif.; sister, Dorothy Beltz of Hutchinson; brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Verla of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and three grandchildren, Jennifer of Bucharest, Romania, Jay and his wife Jennifer Johnson of Hume Lake, Calif., and Jill Johnson of Fresno, Calif. Burial was at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery. Musicians were Karen Wiens, pianist, Lewis Hagen, trumpet, and Jenny Johnson, flute. From Hillsboro Star Journal - Thursday, September 3, 2004.

Benda, Ida
Ida Benda, 85, Medera, formerly of Tampa, Kan., died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007. She owned and operated Madera Sewing & Appliance for 28 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben, in 2000. Survivors include a son, Scott of Eagle, Idaho; a daughter, Gwen Craig of Madera; and four grandchildren.

Benda, Irene M.
Irene Benda was the daughter of George and Barbara (Briet) Meder. She married Paul W. Benda on October 11, 1958. Born to this union were Karen, Paula, Marilyn and Michael. She died of Cancer in Halstead, Kansas.

Benda, Paul William
Paul W. Benda, 74, Lincolnville, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001 at Alterra Sterling House in Salina, Kansas.  Mr. Benda was born August 20, 1926, at rural Pilsen and was a lifetime resident of Marion County. He was a farmer, stockman and water well driller. He married Irene M. Meder on October 11, 1958. To this union were born 4 children: Mike, Karen, Paula and Marilyn.  He was a life member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Holy Family Parish in Pilsen, Marion County Kansas. Interment was in the Pilsen Cemetery.

Benda, V. G. “Ben”
"Ben" Benda, 84, died Oct. 29, 2000, at his home in Madera, Calif.
He was born Dec. 28, 1915, at Marion. He was engaged in farming with his father in Kansas and the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Later he joined Ford Motor Company Tractor Division, experimental department at Dearborn, Mich. After moving to California, he joined Petrucci's Farm Machinery & Heavy Equipment. After retirement he owned a sewing and appliance business. He lived at Madera, Calif., for 37 years and was a member of the Catholic church. He is survived by his wife, Ida of the home; one son, Scott of Eagle, Idaho; one daughter, Gwendolyn Craig, Madera, Calif.; four sisters, Gerada Shramek of Hutchinson, Constance Maranville of Northglenn, Colo., Marcella Biehler of Sheridan, Ore., and Joan Black of Victoria, Texas; and three grandchlidren. Funeral Mass was held Thursday morning at Madera, Calif. A graveside service was held Saturday morning at Holy Family Parish, Pilsen, with Father Steve Gronert as celebrant. Burial was in Pilsen Cemetery. Memorials have been established in his name with the American Heart Association or St. Joachim's Church School, Madera, Calif.--Marion Record  

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.

Blomquist, Steven Kelly
Steven Kelly Blomquist, 46, Kansas City, MO, died Thursday, January 22, 1998. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, January 24, at Newcomer's Stine & McClure Chapel; burial in Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to the Steven Blomquist Memorial Fund. Steven Kelly Blomquist was born September 30, 1951, at Ft. Riley, KS. He attended Kansas State University, Lawrence, KS. Steven retired from the Jackson County Courthouse, where he worked as a cartographer. He was active in the community and helped other people with similar problems. He also served as an advisor on a computer help-line. He is survived by his mother, Dollie Blomquist, Hillsboro, KS; one brother, Randy, and his wife, Shirley Blomquist, Iola, KS; one sister, Vicky, and her husband, Gordon Mohn, Hillsboro, KS; five nephews; one niece; and one great-niece. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Stine & McClure Chapel, 3235 Gillham Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64109) Kansas City Star, The (MO) - January 24, 1998.

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.

Bourlard, Carolyn J.
Carolyn J. Bourlard, daughter of Arthur and Bernadene Taylor Bourlard, was born April 28, 1947, in Hillsboro, KS and died on June 10, 1999 in Grandview, Jackson Co., Missouri. She graduated from Argonia High School in 1965. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Pittsburg State University in 1969 and 1970, paralegal certificate from Rockhurst College and specialist in education degree from UMKC. She was a Social Studies teacher in the Grandview Public School district from 1981 to 1999. Mrs. Robinson was active in educational, historical and trail preservation associations. She sponsored numerous organizations in the Grandview school district, was active in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and the Pontiac Car Club. She married Edward Robinson in 1969. They were divorced. She is survived by a son, Bryan L. Robinson, of the home; her parents of Wichita, KS; her brother, Lynn Bourlard of Wichita, KS; two sisters, Agnesann Mansfield of Arlington, TX, and Kay Lingenfelter of Emporia, KS; two nieces, Leigh Lingenfelter Dyer of Emporia, KS, and Laura Farmer of Osage City, KS, and a great-nephew, William Dyer. She is preceded in death by a son, John E. Robinson, in 1997. (Arr.: Mt. Moriah and Freeman Funeral Home (816-942-2004)Kansas City Star, The (MO) - June 11, 1999

Bowers, Harold L., Jr.
Harold was born in Miller, KS on June 24, 1932. He died in Garden City on July 1, 1975. He married Joan KLEIN, Nov. 13, 1955, at Marion. Survivors are the widow; sons: Michael Lee and Jock Henry; daughter: Susan Denise; brothers: Vernon, Lindsborg; Kenneth, St. Louis; Norman and Gene, Marion; sisters: Mrs. Mike Johnson and Janice Bowers, Marion; parents: Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bowers, Sr., Marion; grandmothers: Mrs. Clara Bowers and Mrs.. Hazel Higgins, Marion. Burial was in Marion Cemetery.

Brandt, Olga
Olga was the daughter of Henry J. and Susie Lehrman Brandt. She was born on Aug 31, 1910 in Marion County and died on Oct 26, 2003 in Goessel, KS. On Oct. 30, 1935, she married Adolf BARTEL. He died Oct. 24, 1989. Survivors include: a son, Gladwin, LaJunta, Colo.; a daughter, Rosalie Neufeld, North Newton; a brother, Milford Brandt, Goessel; a sister, Hilda Flaming, Reedley, Calif. She was preceded in death by a brother, Elmer. Graveside service in Alexanderwohl Cemetery, rural Goessel.

Branstetter, John A. “Sailor John”
John A. Branstetter, age 54, of Santa Fe, died on June 29, 1998, in Tempe, AZ. He was preceded in death by his parents.John was born in Marion, KS on April 21,1944. He married Karen Sue Leis in Shelknob, MO on February 2, 1989. He was retired from the Navy after 22 years of service. John was a lifetime member of VFW, FOE, and Vietnam Vets of New Mexico, Northern Chapter. One of his talents was the ability to create beautiful needle craft. He is survived by his loving wife, Karen Branstetter of Santa Fe; his beloved daughters: Laura Jones and husband, Tom Brewer of Wichita, KS, Mary Bergman and husband, Jerry of Wichita, KS and Ricki Barnes of Wichita, KS; grandchildren: Laryssa Jones and Christopher Bergman; sisters: Anna Mills of Santa Fe, Carol Howell of Nebraska and Connie Halderman of California; and many nieces; nephews and other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 7, from 4-9 p.m. and again on Wednesday, July 8, at 9:00 a.m. at Berardinelli Family Funeral Chapel. A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, July 8, at 1:00 p.m. at Berardinelli Family Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa, Santa Fe, 984-8600. Santa Fe New Mexican, The (NM) - July 5, 1998

Brewington, Clinton William
Clinton William, Okc, passed away Sat. Oct. 24, 1987. He was born Oct. 8, 1911 in Marion, KS. Survivors include his wife, Ruth, of the home; 2 step-sons, Bill Corbin of Bethany and Jim Corbin of Edmond; 1 sister, Margaret Welch of Hutchinson, KS. Services will be Mon. 10:30am at Bill Merritt Chapel in Bethany with graveside services 2pm at Lexington Cemetery. Services directed by Bill Merritt, Bethany. Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - October 26, 1987

Brooker,Charles Christopher
Charles Christopher Brooker, advertising service executive, was born in Marion, Kansas, June 16, 1886, son of Charles Frederick and Gabriela Isadeane (Rath) Brooker. The father, clerk of the district court of Marion County, from 1885 until 1892, was born at South Portsmouth, Kentucky, December 23, 1853. His father, Charles Brooker, came to America about 1837 and served in the Mexican War as a private, and in the Civil War as a captain. He settled in Marion County in 1871 and died there July 3, 1905. Gabriella Isadeane Rath was born at Ellsworth, Kansas the daughter of Chris and Margaret Rath. Margaret Rath first taught school in Marion County in north Clear Creek Township in the Spring of 1864. The family settled in Kansas in 1858. Charles Christopher Brooker was graduated from high school in 1906. He organized the first orchestra in the high school. In 1916, he went into the printing and advertising business. He is senior partner in the firm of Brooke Brothers Sales Company, which handles special sales advertising service for retail stores. He is also vice president of the Marion National Bank. A Republican, he served as mayor of Marion, appointed in April 1931 and in April, 1932, was elected for a term of three years. On February 4, 1908, he was married to Ruth King at Marion, her birthplace. She was born February 7, 1886, the daughter of the Honorable R. L. King, district judge of the eighth district of Kansas. She is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the P. E. O. Sisterhood. There are two children, Paul K., born August 2, 1909, who is a representative for the Brooker Brothers Sales Company; and Charles Maurice, September 4, 1912, who is a student at Kansas University. Mr. Brooker is a member of the Kiwanis Club and the Masons. Residence: Marion. (Illustriana Kansas, by Sara Mullin Baldwin & Robert Morton Baldwin, 1933, Page 153)

Brooks, Roy L.
Roy L. Brooks, 94, passed away Wednesday, October 21, 1998, at the John Knox Village Care Center, Lee's Summit, MO. Graveside services were held Saturday, October 24, at the Marion, Kansas Cemetery. Mr. Brooks was born on October 4, 1904, in Marion, KS. Christene McFarland became his wife on July 22, 1928, and to this union two children were born, both of whom survive. A daughter, Marilyn Wickstrom, and her husband, Wendell, Boulder, CO; and a son, Norman Brooks, and his wife, Wanda, Lee's Summit, MO. He is also survived by five grandchildren. His wife, Christene, preceded in death, in 1993. He was also preceded in death by three sisters and a brother. Mr. Brooks taught school briefly, worked for the Western Union Telegraph Company, Citizens Savings and Loan, and several other businesses in Junction City, KS. He was a longstanding member of the Lions Club and the United Methodist Church in Junction City, where he sang in the choir, ushered and taught Sunday school He worked with the Cub Scouts in Junction City for 21 years and received numerous awards and honors for his work. Kansas City Star, The (MO) - October 26, 1998


Harry Holmes Brown, superintendent of schools at Peabody, was born in Piqua, Kansas, September 9, 1889, son of John William and Sarah Abigail (Ross) Brown. The father, a farmer, was born in Shell Rock, Iowa, September 27, 1857, and died at Iola, Kansas, October 22, 1922. Sarah Abigail Ross, was born in Clarion County, Pennsylvania, July 17, 1870 and is still living. Mr. Brown attended Roosevelt High School at Emporia, and during 1922 and 1923 he was a student at the University of Kansas. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the State Teachers College of Emporia in 1918. In 1928 he was awarded his Master's degree from the University of Missouri. After five years as a rural school teacher in Woodson County, Mr. Brown served for four years as superintendent of schools at Uniontown. Thereafter he was superintendent one year at Hardtner, and for four years principal of the high school at Peabody. He has held his present position six years. Mr. Brown is an independent Republican. On December 2, 1918 he was married to Maude Miller at Fort Scott. She was born in Eldon, Missouri, July 12, 1891 and before her marriage was a teacher of home economics. Two children were born to them, Mary Beth, October 6, 1924, who died April 6, 1925; and Robert Harry, December 10, 1926. Among Mr. Brown's memberships are the Kansas Educators Club, the Kiwanis Club (president 1932), the Masons, the Peabody Country Club, and Old Liberty Presbyterian Church of Piqua. During the World War he served as a private in the radio service of the United States Navy. Residence: Peabody. (Illustriana Kansas by Sara Mullin Baldwin & Robert Morton Baldwin, 1933, page 159)

Brown, Florence Ada
Florence Ada Ehrlich was born Nov. 16, 1886, at Fayette City, Pa., to Sam and Ada (Zundel) Brown. She died on Jan 24, 1983 in Bremerton, Washington. She was married to Carl C. EHRLICH who preceded her in death in 1944. Survivors include her sister Ida Oursier of Wichita. Florence is buried in the Marion Cemetery.

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.


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)


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)

Brunner, Anna Orvell Long
Anna Orvell Brunner, 87, of Ramona, died Jan. 20, 2008, at Via Christi Medical Center-St. Francis campus, Wichita. Born Jan. 1, 1921, on the family farm near Hope, she was the daughter of Merlin and Lena Mae (Rock) Long. She attended Prairie Union Grade School, Hope High School, and graduated from McPherson College in 1942. She taught school at Castleton and later at Ramona. On June 3, 1945, she married Lauren Brunner. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Ramona. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Verden Long and an infant brother, Raymond; and two grandsons, Tyler and Travis Brunner. Survivors include her husband, Lauren of Ramona; daughter and husband, Ann and Bernie Koch of Wichita; three sons, Kent and Jean Brunner of Lost Springs, Tracy and Yvonne Brunner and Mark Brunner, all of Ramona; sister, Arvis Shields of Raytown, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Ramona, with the Rev. Clark Davis officiating. Burial was in Lewis Cemetery, Ramona.

Brunner, Benjamin
Son of George H. & Eva Beisel Brunner. Born on March 15, 1905 and died on April 9, 1994. He was a farmer/stockman and worked for the Ramona Oil Company.

Brunner, Bernadelle Jean Dorene Kuhn
Bernadelle Jean Dorene (Kuhn) Brunner, 80, was called home to be with our Lord on Tuesday, May 13, 2008, in Lake Havasu City. She was born Jan. 9, 1928, to Carl and Mathilda (Bolte) Kuhn. She was baptized and attended St. John's Lutheran Church parochial grade school at Lyons Creek and graduated from Hope High School, Hope, Kan. She married Robert Stewart Brunner of Ramona on Dec. 22, 1946. Bernadelle was a member of Lamb of God Lutheran Church in Lake Havasu City. She is survived by three daughters, Roberta Brunner, of Lake Havasu City, Dianne (Bob) Rufenacht, of Rescue, Calif., and DeLora (Dr. Don) Young ,of South Lake Tahoe, Calif.; four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; two sisters, Arlene Stroth, of Sacramento, Calif., and Marilyn Anderson, of Hope, Kan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, on Sept. 13, 1984, her parents and a son-in-law, William Durham. Funeral service will be held at Lamb of God Lutheran Church on Friday at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at Lewis Cemetery in Ramona, Kan.

Brunner, Irvin Joseph
Son of the late Solomon and Hanna (Langhofer) Brunner.
Irvin was born on November 7, 1941 in Ramona, KS. He died on Feb. 7, 2003 in Marion. On Sept. 3, 1966, he married Marilyn "Tudy" McDIFFETT at Herington. He was a carpenter and contractor. The couple had four daughters, Wendy Lynn, Jamie Lee, Amy Meredith, and Paige Kay. His daughter Jamie Lee died at birth in 1968 and he also was preceded in death by his parents and a brother. Survivors include his wife, Tudy, of the home in Marion; daughters, Wendy Youk and Paige Schneider of Marion, and Amy White of Pratt; brothers Omer of Owasso, Okla., and James of Ramona; sisters, Neva Applegate of Marion, Joan Gillett of Casper, Wyo., and Karen Mowat of Marion; and one granddaughter. Burial was in Lewis Cemetery, Ramona.

Brunner, Paul D.
Son of Rev. Donald Brunner and Marlene Meyer Brunner Paul was born on Dec 21, 1980. He died on Sept. 20, 2006. He was the brother of; Dawn, Lori, Tami, Joel & Mark. Buried in Lewis Cemetery, Ramona, KS.

Brunner, Travis Latting
Born on May 6, 1984 and died the same day, he is the twin of Tyler Latting Brunner and son of Tracy & Yvonne Brunner.

Brunner, Tyler Latting
Twin to Travis Latting Brunner.

Brunner, Vivian A.
Vivian A. Brunner, 85, homemaker, died May 8, 2003 at Herington Municipal Hospital. The funeral was May 10 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Herington with pastor Alan Stahlecker officiating. Burial was at Lewis Cemetery in Ramona. She was born Nov. 26, 1917, to Gus and Helena (Kniebel) Weber in Herington. On Dec. 21, 1947, she was married to Joseph H. Brunner, who predeceased her in 1986. She is survived by one brother, Clemens Weber of Herington; one niece, Wanda Johnson of Charleston, Ill.; one nephew, Philip Weber of Herington; one great niece and five great nephews.

Burnett, Larry W.
Larry Burnett of Kansas City, MO, passed away Wednesday, August 30, 1995. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, September 2, at Newcomer's White Chapel Funeral Home; Graveside services at 3:30 p.m. at Walnut Valley Memorial Park Cemetery, El Dorado, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to the Educational Fund for his daughter, in care of the family. Mr. Burnett was a registered nurse and was a Harley enthusiast. Survivors include his wife, Rochelle Burnett, his daughter, Page Nichole Burnett, step - daughters, Lyndsy Logan, Ashley Logan, and stepson, Michael Gunselman, all of the home; his mother, Mona Murray, Douglas, KS.; his father, Randall Burnett, El Dorado, KS; his brothers, Don Burnett, and Rodger Burnett, both of Florence, KS; and his maternal grandmother, Helen Wallace. Kansas City Star, The (MO) - September 1, 1995

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

Charles G. Carothers, prominent farmer and stockman, was born in Hiawatha, Kansas, November 22, 1870, son of Andrew and Flora J. (McCune) Carothers. The father, a native of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, was born December 2, 1840, and died at Hiawatha, June 13, 1893. He was a farmer, stockman, and educator, descended from early German settlers in Pennsylvania. Flora J. Carothers was born in Ohio, June 22, 1850, and died at Hiawatha, October 8, 1893. Her ancestry was Scotch-Irish. Charles G. Carothers, attended public school and in 1892 was graduated from Hiawatha Academy. Since that time he was engaged in farming and stock raising, and has taken an active part in local Republican politics. He has served as township trustee for two terms, as state representative, one term and as county commissioner of Marion County, one term. On February 23, 1893, he was married to Minnie F. Finley at Hiawatha. She was born at Toulon, Illinois October 28, 1867, descended from Scotch and Pennsylvania German settlers. There are two children, Robert Ray, born September 10, 1894; and Harold Scott, August 16, 1898. Mr. Carothers is a member of the Peabody Methodist Episcopal Church. Residence: Peabody. (Illustriana Kansas, by Sara Mullin Baldwin & Robert Morton Baldwin, 1933, Page 201)

Chartier, Rosetta A.
Rosetta A. Chartier, 70, Herington, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, at Herington Municipal Hospital, Herington. She was born Feb. 22, 1934, in Herington, the daughter of Paul and Mary (Brunner) Kandt. Mrs. Chartier was a nurse's aide at the Herington Hospital before retiring in 1977. She was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church, Lyons Creek, Herington. Survivors include one daughter, Diana Schultz of Great Bend; four sons, Larry Ryff of Hope, Tim Ryff of Herington, and Dennis Ryff and Phillip Ryff, both of Ramona; one brother, Lawrence Kandt of Herington; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister, Ada Hawkinson; and two brothers, Vernon Kandt and Edwin Kandt. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Lyons Creek, Herington, with the Rev. John Riebhoff officiating. Burial will be in Lewis Cemetery, Ramona. (Abilene Reflector-Chronicle (KS) - Wednesday, January 12, 2005)

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)

Christ, Lewis A.
Lewis A. Christ was born in Billinsville, Union County, Indiana, July 29th 1843 and died very suddenlyof heart failure at his home in Clark township, Marion County, Kansas, February 2nd., 1904. In 1877 he was married to Mary Templeton and the following year he came to Kansas and located in the western part of the State and after a residence there of five years he came to Marion County and here resided until the time of his death. He leaves a wife, four children, five brothers, two sisters and an aged mother to mourn his departure. All of these reside in the county with the exception of Mrs. George B. Orr, a daughter, and Mrs. George Bonney, a sister, both of whom live in Kansas City, Kansas, and were present at the funeral. The funeral services were held at the Clark school house and were conducted by Rev. Freedly, assisted by Rev. Brunker. The large congregation that attended the services evidenced the esteem in which the deceased was held by the community. The remains were taken to Highland Cemetery, Marion, and consigned to their resting place. A true citizen, a kind neighbor, a devoted husband and father is gone. To the bereaved relatives we sincerely offer the condolence of a sympathetic heart. What we can say will be of little avail, but Christ alone can cheer the broken hearted. Marion Record 11 Feb 1904

Clark, P. Yvonne
Yvonne Clark, 62, Prairie Village, KS, died January 7, 1997, at the home. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday, January 10, at Maple Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday, at Maple Hill Funeral Home. The family requests contributions to the American Cancer Society or Kansas City Hospice. Yvonne was born in Marion, KS, and had lived in the Kansas City area most of her life. She worked as a photo lithographer for Hallmark Cards for 18 years, retiring in 1986. She enjoyed needlepoint and loved cats. Survivors include her husband, Vernon A. Clark, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Vernon R. and Betty Clark, Raytown, MO; a daughter and son-in-law, Renee and Gary Parsons, Belton, MO; and a brother, Elvin Scheaffer, Akron, OH. Kansas City Star, The (MO) - January 8, 1997

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.

Condit, John
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

DeBus, Elsie Mae
Elsie Mae DeBus, 81, Lee's Summit, MO, passed away Thursday,7 p.m. Saturday, January 17, at the chapel. Mrs. DeBus was born in Marion, KS. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Cheryl Murphy, Raytown, MO; a sister, Clara Byram, Grand Rapids, MI; and three grandchildren. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel) Kansas City Star, The (MO) - January 16, 1998.

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. 

Dixon, Hazel
Hazel B. Dixon, 64, Louisburg, KS, died Thursday, October 23, 1997, at her home. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, October 26, at United Methodist Church, Louisburg; burial in Louisburg Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Olathe Medical Hospice or the Louisburg United Methodist Church Building Fund. Hazel spent her early life in Burns, KS, and had lived in Louisburg since 1960. She was united in marriage to Ralph Dixon at Emporia, KS, in 1955. She was a school nurse, and retired from the Louisburg School District in 1994. She was a member of the Louisburg United Methodist Church, the KNEA, and several professional organizations. Survivors include her husband, Ralph Dixon, of the home; one son, Mike Dixon, Olathe, KS; one daughter, Kim Dixon, Olathe, KS; her mother, Nona Dauber, Marion, KS; one brother, Don Dauber, Hutchinson, KS; and two grandsons, Blake Dixon, Olathe, KS, and William Weddington, Spring Hill, KS. (Arrangements: Runyan Funeral Home) Kansas City Star, The (MO) - October 24, 1997

Duggan, Robert Bernard
Bernard Duggan, 50, Wasilla, died Sunday, March 31, 1991, at Wasilla, Alaska. Bernard was born June 19, 1940, at Salina, Kans. He lived most of his life in Tampa moving to Alaska 4 years before his death. He was the son of Thomas Patrick and Elizabeth Duggan. He was a heavy equipment operator and had been a truck driver. He was a member of the Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Elaine of the home; two brothers, Tom of Tampa and John of Hutchinson, Kan.; and two sisters, Patricia Westerhaus of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Betty Frick of Topeka, Kan. The body was cremated.


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.

Escobar, Frank
Frank Escobar, 62, Kansas City, MO, passed away April 4, 1998, at Baptist Medical Center, from cancer. Funeral services will be 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, at McGilley Midtown Chapel; burial in Linden, MI. Friends may call 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, at the chapel. Mr. Escobar was born September 16, 1935, in Herington, KS. He was employed by Ford Motor Company for 22 years. He was married to Florence A. Escobar for 32 years. He was preceded in death by his father, Adolph Escobar and brother, Robert Escobar. Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Florence A. Escobar, daughter, Maryann Smock and grandchildren, Joseph and Joyce Smock, all of the home; mother, Patrosina Escobar, Millington, MI; brother, Daniel Escobar, Las Vegas, NV; sisters, Della Coe, Marion, KS, Racheal Williams, Laferia, TX, Connie Hureta, Manassas, VA, Rosemary Miller, Durand, MI, Ruby Quist, Millington, MI; several nieces and nephews; also special family, Margie Hughes and children, Casey and Troy Moffett, Kansas City, MO. (Arrangements: McGilley Midtown Chapel) Kansas City Star, The (MO) - April 6, 1998

Ferrell, Franklin
Franklin Ferrell of Kansas City, MO, passed away June 24, 2000, at the home. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 30, at the Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Linwood Chapel. (Arrangements: Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Linwood Chapel)

Flook, John Harvey Jr.
John Harvey Flook, Jr., 88, Kansas City, MO, passed away Sunday, June 25, 2000, at his residence. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at Heritage Funeral Home, Parkville, MO. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. Mr. Flook was born May 5, 1912, in Marion, KS. He is survived by his wife, Ethel L. Flook; children, Elaine, Charlie, Ruby Louise, Judy, Effie, Jerry, and Jan "Jay"; sisters, Nora, Dorothy, and Marie; 31 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three children, George, Rose, and John; two brothers, Harold and Herman; and one sister, Georgie. (Arrangements: Heritage Funeral Home) Kansas City Star, The (MO) - June 28, 2000

Foote, Albert
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

Fox, Edward B.
Edward B. Fox, 71, Vassar, KS, passed away Sunday, August 22, 1999, at Stormont-Vail Medical Center, Topeka, KS. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 25, at Feltner Funeral Home, Lyndon, KS; burial in Vassar Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, August 24, at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Michigan Valley Community Church, and sent in care of the Feltner Funeral Home, PO Box 160, Lyndon,KS, 66451.

 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

Fox, Elenora
Elenora Fox, 74, Ottawa, KS, passed away December 22, 1999, at an Olathe, KS, hospital. Mrs. Fox was born November 9, 1925, in Kearney, MO, to Cletus Clifton and Hanna Elizabeth Vines Dale. She had lived in Ottawa for the last four months. She had lived in south Kansas City, KS, for several years before moving to Pomona Lake in 1968. She had worked for Bendix Allied Signal as a Mechanical & Electrical Inspector. She was a member of the Michigan Valley Community Church, the Ladies Auxiliary of Lyndon American Legion Post 125, and International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers 314, Kansas City, MO. She married Edward B. Fox on December 2, 1950, in Marion, KS; he preceded her in death on August 22, 1999. She is survived by one son, Dale Fox, of Louisberg; two daughters, Connie Reiter of Ottawa, and Nancy Roberts of New York, NY; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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.

Friesen, Pete M.
Pete M. Friesen, age 97. Private graveside services were held at Lookeba; long time resident of Anakarko. He passed away in Hilo, HI, Sept. 29, 1988. He was born in Marion, KS, Aug. 2, Aug. 22, 1891. Mr. Friesen spent over 50 years in the field of education. He was a school teacher, principal, superintendent and Caddo County Superintendant of Public Instructions. He and his wife, Ferne, they taught in many schools together in Oklahoma, Texas and Arizona. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, and a grandson. Survivors include a son, Ray C. Friesen of Winslow, AZ and 1 daughter, Violet E. Hill of Pahoa, HI; 2 brothers, William Friesen of Hinton, OK and Henry Friesen of ID; 4 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren. Services under the direction of Smith Funeral Chapel of Anadarko. Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - October 14, 1988

Fruechting, James R.

James Fruechting, 75 of Marion, died October 28, 2008. Born Dec 24, 1932, at Aulne, Ks. He was the son of J. L. "Les" and Ada Krueger Fruechting. He attended Aulne and Marion Schools, graduating in 1950. He married Donna Claire Miesse in October 1955 at Marion Christian Church. He was a farmer and he and Donna owned and operated Marion Hardware for many years. He also served as a handyman at Hilltop Manor and a machinist. He was a member of Marion Christian Church. Survivors include his wife of the home; three daughters, Clair Meredith of Bartlesville, Okla., Sue Nyberg of Andover, and Patricia Chamberland of Marion; two brothers, Don Fruechting of Marion and Dwight Fruechting of Salina; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaugther.

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.

Funk, Peter
Peter Funk, aged 76 years and 7 months, died rather unexpectedly at his home on French Creek, last Wednesday morning. No one was presnet when he died and it is supposed that heart failure was the cause of his sudden death. Funeral services were held in a tent on the place and addresses delivered by the following ministers: Rev. D. P. Schroeder, of Lehigh, Rev. John Plenert, of Johannestal, Rev. P.E. Nickel, of Hillsboro, Rev. P. A. Wiebe of Springfield and Henry Wiebe of Gnadenau. The following near relatives had come from Oklahoma to attend the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. Peter Frantz and Mrs. Gerhard Bartel, of Boyd, Oklahoma and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kliewer of Orienta, Okla. Marion Record 06 Jun 1907

Gaede, Anna Frantz
Services for Anna Frantz Gaede, 88, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mennonite Brethren Chapel. Mrs. Gaede died Thursday. She was a homemaker. Surviving are a son, Robert of El Centro; two daughters, Janet Flanagan of Los Alamitos and Genevieve Muller of Rolling Hills Estates; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today and from 1 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Cairns Funeral Home. Remembrances may be sent to the Anna and Menno Gaede Scholarship Fund, C/O Tabor College, 400 S. Jefferson, Hillsboro, Kansas 67063 or Fresno Pacific College, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno 93702. The Fresno Bee, June 21, 1992

Glick, Marilyn Jane (Phil)
Marilyn Jane (Phil) Glick, 44, Kansas City, KS, passed away Thursday, January 11, 1996, at her home. Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, January 15 at Salemborg Lutheran Church Cemetery, Salemborg, KS. The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the George F. Porter and Sons Funeral Home, 18th Street Terrace and Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, KS, with prayer services starting at 4 p.m. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Kansas City Hospice, 1625 W. 92nd St., Kansas City, MO 66215, or St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Broadview and Reynolds, Kansas City, KS 66101.Ms. Glick was born August 25, 1951, in Lindsborg, KS and graduated from Bethany College, Lindsborg in 1973. She retired after 17 years as a social worker for the Kansas City Area Office of Social and Rehabilitation Services. She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church. Her survivors include her daughter, Sarah Lyn Glick, of the home; her parents, Earl and Jane Pihl, Lindsborg, KS; sister, Margaret Pippin, Marion, KS; niece, Jennifer Hansen, Emporia, KS; and nephew, Chris Hansen, Marion, KS.. Kansas City Star, The (MO) - January 13, 1996

Goldsmith, Meeghan M.
Meeghan M. Goldsmith, 36, Kansas City, MO, died in March of 1997, in Peabody, KS. Burial was held in Marion, KS. Memorial . . Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at Bales Baptist Church, 9th & Bales, Kansas City, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to help purchase a headstone, and may be left at the church at the time of the service. Kansas City Star, The (MO) - May 25, 1997

Green, Mariae
With sorrow we chronicle the death of Mrs. Maria Green, which occurred at her home here Friday, February 1st. AL Although Mrs. Green has been ailing some the greater part of the last year, she was only confined to her bed two days before her death. The deceased was born in Ireland sixty-seven years ago, and emigrated to America nine years ago. She leaves a husband and family of seven children, three girls and four boys, two of the boys being in the old country. Services were held in the Methodist church her Sunday by Revs. Robertson, Brown and Steckley. The interment was in the Rosebank cemetery where a large number of old friends and neighbors attended to pay their last tribute of respect for the deceased. Marion Record 25 Feb 1904

Gregory, Nannie E.
Nan Gregory, 85, Bonner Springs, KS, passed away Saturday, October 23, 1999, at her home in Bonner Springs. Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 27, at Leavenworth VA National Cemetery in Leavenworth, KS. Friends may call from 12 noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, at the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, Bonner Springs, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kansas City Hospice, in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 281, Bonner Springs, KS, 66012. Mrs. Gregory was born June 12, 1914, in Kiowa, OK. Nan and her husband S.L. ''Pete'' Gregory moved into the Bonner Springs area from Wichita in 1971. She was preceded in death by her husband, S.L. ''Pete'' Gregory in 1995. Survivors include two daughters, Enola Robinson, Everett, WA, and Elaine Pfeiffer, Marion, KS; one son, Glen Gregory, Bonner Springs, KS; four grandchildren; and three great-grandsons. Kansas City Star, The (MO) - October 27, 1999

Hackler, Eugene Theodore,
Eugene ''Gene'' Theodore Hackler, 73, Olathe, KS, passed away Tues - day, July 29, 1997, at his home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, August 1, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 515 S. Ridgeview Rd., Olathe, KS. Burial in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens in Olathe.

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

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, Julia C. "Lulu"

Miss Lulu Hannaford passed away on Saturday, June 19, 1915 at her home here in Marion. For very many years she has been a great sufferer and for the past year has been unable to go upstairs to her room. The end came peacefully.
Her name was Julia Carson Hannaford but it was as "Miss Lulu" that her many friends have known her. She was born in Hamilton, Ohio, May 30, 1861, and with her folks came to Kansas in 1876. This has since been her home.
The funeral service was held at the home on Monday morning at 10 o'clock, and a beautiful service was conducted by Rev. G.T. Nichols, pastor of the Federated church. Some of the good old hymns were sung by a quartet composed of Misses Virginia Matlock adn Irma Wolf and Charles Brooker adn Jesse West. The floral offerings were exeedingly beautiful, and spoke eloquently of the sincere reqard in which she was held. Interment was made in Highland Cemetery.
Miss Hannaford's life was a quiet one. With her sister, Miss Nanie Hannaford and her brother, Mr. E. S. Hannaford, she has lived for many years, and within the circle of the home and of the intimate friends she lived her life. Handicapped by ill health for the long years she was prevented from taking an active part in the life of the community, but to the limit of her strength she gave of herself to the church and to the good causes that came within her influence. Patient, gentle, kind in spirit and with a great charity she influenced for good those who knew her. And in that quiet devotion to all that is high and good, in that steradfast faith that clings to the eternal verities she taught a lesson to all. And the influence of her life will live to bless. The pervading influence of that home, with it's fine devotion, is one that words cannot measure. And in a country where there is no handicap of pain and suffering there must be recompense abundant for one who lived so faithfully and so well.


Hannaford, Dr. Joseph N.

DR. JOSEPH N. HANNAFORD, physician and surgeon, was born in Devonshire, England, June 22, 1836, emigrated to America in 1844. Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he learned the drug business. Began reading medicine in 1868, graduating from Rush Medical College in the class of 1870-71. Practiced his profession in Elkhart, Ind., until 1876, when he came direct to Marion County. Was married in Hamilton, Ohio, in 1859, to Miss Anna M. Gest, of Batavia, Ohio. They have five children living -- Roger G., Anna L., Harrie E., George S., and Herbert W. He is Medical Examiner of K. of H., and United States Medical Examiner. Is a member of the Kansas State Medical Society. This info as taken from William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, Marion County, Part 3., 1883
Information from Marion, June, 1915~Word had been received from Mt. Vernon, Washington that the body of Joe Hannaford, who was drowned several weeks ago (June 6, 1915) has not been recovered. A memorial service was held for him on June 20. (Note: Joseph was the son of Roger Hannaford and wife Mary.

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)

Hargrave,  Aliene R.
Aliene R. Hargrave, 86, Smithville, MO, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 1999, at Beverly Health Care, Smithville. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, January 22, at Mount Moriah Terrace Park Chapel; burial in Mount Moriah Terrace Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 12 noon-1 p.m. Friday at the chapel. Mrs. Hargrave was born October 14, 1912, in Poplar Bluff, MO. During her lifetime, she was employed by Brown Shoe Company, Gossert Clothing Co., and H.D. Lee. In 1987, she moved to Northview Heights in Smithville. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Smithville. She is survived by her sons, Allen A. Abbott, Lincolnville, KS, Gerald R. Abbott, Gower, MO, and John L. Abbott, Kansas City, MO, and eight grandchildren. (Arrangements: Mount Moriah Terrace Park Funeral Home) Kansas City Star, The (MO) - January 21, 1999

Harris, Evelyn Louise
Evelyn Harris 81, Kansas City, MO, passed away Sunday, May 11, 1997, at The Village Care Center, Lee's Summit, MO. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, at Langsford Chapel, Lee's Summit; burial in Raymore Cemetery. Friends may call 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel. Mrs. Harris was born March 2, 1916, in Peculiar, MO. She had lived in this area all of her life. She was a retired employee of The Jones Store Co. She was a former President of the Paseo High School Parent Teachers Association. She was a member of the Presbyterian church. Survivors include her husband of 63 years, J.D. Harris, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary R. and Beverley Harris, Lenexa, KS, and Gerald A. and Linda Harris, Marion, KS; three granddaughters; two grandsons; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Vivian Yoder; and a brother, Joel Knight. (Arrangements: Langsford Chapel, Lee's Summit, MO) Kansas City Star, The (MO) - May 13, 1997

Harrison, Mrs. John "
Mrs. John Harrison died at their county home in Wilson township Wednesday afternoon.She had been ill, from pneumonia, for about two weeks. Shewas conscious up to within a few minutes of her death, and called the family to her bedside and bade them farewell in beautiful language a few hours before she died. The family has lived here for thirty years or more and are well known and highly esteemed. Mrs. Harrison was one of the best women we ever knew. Six children survive her, all of whom were present but one daughter, who was on the way from her home in California. The funeral services will be held at the Whipple school house tomorrow afternoon {Friday} at two o'clock. Iterment in Claney cemetery. Marion Record 25 Feb 1904

Heim, John D. "Jake"
John Heim Okla. City, passed away at Southwest Medical Center, March 10, 1997, after an extended illness. He was born May 6, 1920 in Tampa, Ks. to Warner & Sadie Heim. He attended Pilot Grove H.S. in Mo. where he graduated. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1939 and served his country gallantly in the Pacific Theatre until he was wounded on Okinawa in 1945. Jake was awarded the Purple Heart and the Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism above and beyond the call of duty. He was a Marine paratrooper and rose to the rank of Platoon Sergeant when he was wounded. John married Willa P. Haindl April 11, 1946 and they established their home in OKC. Last April, they celebrated their 50th anniversary with many friends and relatives at Wil low Creek Country Club. Jake was a member of the Masons, American Legion, DAV, & Assoc. of Marine Survivors. He served on Mt. St. Mary's School Board in the early '70s and was an active member of the Southside Optimists Club where he coached Little Leagu e baseball and football. Jake was a member of Asbury Methodist Church. He attended OKC Univ. from 1946-48 and began working for the Daily Oklahoman in 1946 until 1956 when he opened his own business. He owned and operated the Hi-25 Drive Inn and the Hi-Street Car Wash. Jake is survived by his wife, Willa P. of the home; a daughter, Paula J. Butterfield & husband, Jack, Kingston, Ok; a son, Dr. J. Marcus Heim & wife Gwen, Osage Beach, Mo; 4 sisters, Edna Kolzow, Salina, Ks, Dorothy Steele, Leoti, Ks, Evie Bauck, Leoti, Ks & Betty Mitchell, Silverlake, Ks; 4 brothers, Roger, Modoc, Ks, Russell, Salina, Ks, Milton, Booneville, Mo. & Sonny, Belton, Mo; 5 grandchildren, numerous nieces & nephews & many wonderful, caring friends. Jake was an extraordinar y man who was loved and respected by all who knew him. He will be greatly missed. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Asbury Methodist Church with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by Baggerley Funeral Home, 5708 S. Western, OKC.   Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - March 12, 1997

Hinkle, Kathryn H.
Kathryn Hinkle 87, Kansas City, KS, died Tuesday, September 17, 1996, at her home. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, at the Garnett Cemetery. Mrs. Hinkle was born in Florence, KS, and was a resident of Kansas City, KS, for 40 years. She was a Catholic. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert B. Hinkle; a son, Kenneth Coons; two grandchildren, Larry and Donald Coons, two brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her son, Jack Coons, Quapaw, OK; a brother, Edward Kerns, Haysville, KS; two grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. (Arrangements: Porter Funeral Home, Kansas City, KS) Kansas City Star, The (MO) -Sept. 18, 1996.

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.

Horne, Donald E.
Donald Horne 66, died Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at Hurley Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 4 PM Saturday, March 20, 1999 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd. Rev. Sharon McAuley officiating. A committal service will be held 11 AM Monday, March 22, 1999 at Entrican Cemetery. Entrican, MI. Mr. Horne will lie in state at the funeral home where the family will receive visitors from 1-9 PM on Friday, and from 10 AM until the time of the service on Saturday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Amvets. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Mr. Horne was born in Entrican, MI on April 28, 1932, the son of Edward and Frances (Keely) Horne. He lived in the Burton area most of his life. Donald was a veteran of the U.S. Army, served in the Korean War, and was honorably discharged in 1953. He was employed by Buick Motor Division for 40 years, retiring in March 1993. Mr. Horne is survived by: brothers and sisters-in-law, Michael and Katherine Horne of Burton, Richard and Ella Horne of Jacksons Gap, AL, James and Ruth Horne of Flint, Jerry and Donna Horne of Lexington, KY, George Horne of Clio; sisters and brothers-in-law, Marita and Ralph Maniak of Toledo, OH, Theresa and Michael Belanger of Davison, Jeanine and Robert Pierce of Davison, Mary and Michael Kaza of Burton, Catherine and Eugene Sunday of Flushing, Louise and Charles Hounam of Flint; very dear aunt, Marie Kusnefsky of Marion, KS; 25 nieces and nephews; 27 great-nieces and nephews. Mr. Horne was preceded in death by his father, Edward in 1982; his mother, Frances in 1997; infant brother in 1934. Flint Journal, The (MI) - March 19, 1999.

Howeth, Patricia J.
Patricia Howeth  Nov. 6, 1988, born Nov. 9, 1930 in Peabody, Ks. She was active in Rainbow Girls and was a Demolay Sweetheart, and later was in Eastern Star. More recently, she was active in the Extension Homemakers Council. She graduated from Capitol Hill High School. Member of Southwest Christian Church. She worked numerous years as a medical secretary before retiring to work at home. Proceeded in death by her father, William Petre, and her brother, Jack. She is survived by her mother, Grace Petre, of the home; her husband, Gaither, of the home; her son, Randy and daughter-in-law, Nola, grandchildren, Paul and Daniel, all of Jefferson City, Mo.; and daughter, Terri Sparks of Edmond, Ok. Services 2pm Tuesday, Colonial Chapel South. Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - November 8, 1988

Johannsen, Nila Catherine
Mrs. Nila Catherine Johannsen, 92, Overland Park, KS, passed away Tuesday, May 25, 1999, at Delmar Gardens Nursing Home, Lenexa, KS. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, May 28, at Newcomer's Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf; burial in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Friends may call 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church. Nila was born February 1, 1907, in Marion, KS. She graduated from Eastern Montana University and taught fourth grade at Junction Elementary School in the Turner school district for 17 years before retiring in 1972. She was recognized as a Kansas Master Teacher in 1972. Nila was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa honorary teacher's sorority and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star of the Roger Sherman Lodge for more than 50 years. She was a member of Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church. Nila was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur H. Johannsen, in 1979. Survivors include her son, Jack Johannsen and his wife, Mary, Austin, TX; daughter, Nancy Meditz and her husband, Dale, Overland Park, KS; grandsons, Mark and Michael Johannsen and Michael and Daniel Meditz; and great-grandchildren, Christina Nicole and Justin David Johannsen. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel) Kansas City Star, The (MO) - May 26, 1999

Johnson, Ruby
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)

Jones, Rubena Siemens
Rubena Siemens Jones, Overland Park, KS, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 1996, at her home. Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November, 23, at Hillsboro Cemetery, Hillsboro, KS. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Mid-America Hospice. Mrs. Jones was a dental hygienist for 35 years, practicing in Switzerland for five years in the 1970's. She was very active in various state and local dental hygiene associations, serving as president of the UMKC School of Dentistry Alumni Association. She was an associate member of the Fireside Committee, as well as a member of the Kansas City Art Institute. She is survived by sister, Rosella Seibel, Hillsboro, KS; and brother, Harry Siemens, Fresno, CA. Kansas City Star, The (MO) - November 21, 1996

Jost, Jake K.
Jake K. Jost, 81, of Reedley, Calif., former Hillsboro resident, retired service station owner, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1992. Service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church. Survivors: wife, Selma; sons, Jay Donovan of Littleton, Colo., Kim Douglas of Orange Grove, Calif.; brothers, June, Dave, both of Marion, Herb of Lincoln, Neb., John of Moundridge; sister, Susie Schmidt of Hillsboro; five grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church. Hillsboro Memorial Chapel.

Kelso, Villa Blanche
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Kelso who live about three miles from Marion Centre, on the FLorence road, lost their infant daughter, Villa Blanche, aged three months last Sunday. We extend them sincerest sympathy. Marion County Record 31 Aug 1877

King, Lindsey
Lindsey King was born in Paris, Texas on January 11
th 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.

Klassen,  Albert D.
Albert Klassen 68, of Chicago, died Monday at Alden-Lincoln Park Nursing Home in Chicago. Born April 15, 1931, in Goessel, KS, he was the son of Albert D. and Agatha (Hiebert) Klassen. He was a national survey research sociologist, involved in studies of military manpower, homosexuality, and problem drinking in women. He was senior author of the Kinsey Institute's "Sex and Morality in the U.S." published in 1989. Memberships included the ACLU, Democratic National Committee, NAACP, NationalMuseum of the American Indian, NOW, Planned Parenthood, and Monon Railroad Historical-Technical Society. His Bachelor's degree was from Bethel College, No. Newton, KS, his Master's from the U. of Kansas. He completed doctoral classwork at the U.of Chica go. Survivors include his brother and sister-inlaw, William H. and Thea Klassen of Yukon, OK. Burial will be at Tabor Mennonite Church Cemetery, Goessel, KS. Contributions may be sent to Albert D. Klassen Diversity Research/ Scholarship Fund, Bethel College Development Office, 300 E. 27th St., No. Newton, KS 67117.  Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - October 21, 1999

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

Kimberlin, Horace
Horace, of OKC, was born in Denver, CO December 19, 1913 and passed away April 11, 1990. He is survived by his wife, Helen of the home; 2 daughters, Rosalie Fauver of Big Springs, TX, Patricia Choate of OKC; son, Richard of Newton, KS; 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Letty Beery of Winfield, KS, Viola Bartho of Seattle, WA, Pearl Oschleger of Marion, KS; brother, Hubert of McLouth, KS and many nieces, nephews and friends. Services will be 2pm, Friday, Guardian Midtown Chapel, burial Chapel Hill Cemetery.  Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - April 12, 1990/font>

Kirkling, Harry R.
At the home of the parents, on Martin Creek, August 5, 1877, Harry R. infant son of Mr. & Mrs. J.R.S. Kirkling, aged 6 months and 24 days. Rev. Harris preached the funeral sermon to a large audience. Marion County Record 10 August 1877

Knowles, Electa A.,
Mrs. Electa A. Knowles, wife of County Superintendent Knowles, died at her home in this city yesterday morning, about six o'clock. Mrs. Knowles has been in failing health for some years, but it was not thought that she was in any a'arming condition, for the day before and late in the evening she was apparently in better health and spirits than she had been for some times. Her heavy breathing about four o'clock aroused her husband, who found her in an unconscious condition, and so she remained until she passed peacefully away. The sorrow stricken husband and bereaved childen have the sympathy of all in their great affliction.

LaMonte, Marie (Felton)
MaMarie (Felton)  LaMonte, 69, did Nov. 11, 1989 at Deaconess Hospital, Okc. She was born in British Columbia, Canada. A member of Cathederal of Our Lady. She came to Shawnee, OK in 1930. A graduate of St. Benedict's High School and St. Anthony's School of Nursing; moved to Okc in 1947. Survivors: Spouse, Albert F. LaMonte; son, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen L. Felton; grandsons, Jason, Derek, Bradley Felton (sons of Steve F.); children of deceased son, Richard L. Felton, Beth, Richard, Ginny. Albert LaMonte's children are Ann Snyder of Benton City, WA , Margaret Gagliardi, Arlington, VA, Timothy LaMonte, Marion KS. Rosary 7pm Mon. Smith & Kernke Chapel, Mass of Christian Burial 11am Tues. Cathederal of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, interment Rose Hill Burial Pa rk. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Discalced Carmelite Monastery. Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - November 13, 1989

Lindsay, Dorothy Dean
Dorothy Lindsay age 85, longtime resident of Lindsay, OK passed away December 31, 1989 at Deaconess Hospital in OKC. She was born January 23, 1904 in Blue Mound, KS. She was preceded in death by her husband, Murray Lewis ""Burr'' Lindsay, 2 sons, Dick and Don Lindsay, 2 brothers, and a sister. She is survived by a grandson, Jim Lindsay and granddaughter, Lee Lindsay both of Denver, CO, grandson, Keith Lindsay and wife Lynn; great grandchildren Shawn Terrell Lindsay and Lauren Renee Lindsay of OKC ; granddaughter, Carrie Chavez and husband Jeff of Tulsa; 2 sisters, Lela Jaeger of Hillsboro, KS and Agnes Westerman of Great Bend, KS. Services will be held Friday, January 5, 1990 at 11am, at the United Methodist Church in Lindsay, with burial at Gree n Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be mailed to the Lindsay Historical Society, Murray Lindsay Mansion Fund, Lindsay, OK 73052.  Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - January 3, 1990

Lindsay, Lucien
Last Monday afternooon, after an illness of about a week, Lucien Lisle Lindsay, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan S. Lindsay, passed away, sweetly and quietly like the child he was. The d disease that caused his death was pronounced by the physician in charge to be acute laryngitis. The funeral service was held at the home on Tuesday afternoon, being conducted by Rev. Rudolph Caughey, of the Presbyterian church. Internment was made in Highland cemetery.

Lucien Lindsay was six years, one month and one week old at the time of his death, having been born in Marion December 14, 1900. He was a beautiful child --in feature and disposition. Why he should be called it is not for us of narrow vision to understand. But somehow, it must be well. THe neighborhood will especially miss him -- his bright little face, those who knew him will not soon forget. The fragrance of his sweet child lifewill not depart and day is fadeless in the sunny land of larger growth, where he is waiting. There is no night there. January 24 1907 Marion Record.

Longwith, Bernice Clementine
Mrs. Bernice Clementine, 99, Moore, passed away Sunday, February 24, 1996. She was born July 16, 1896 in Spencer, Ok. to James Ambrose Leach and Martha Catherine Tharp. She was a Baptist. She always had large vegetable and flower gardens. She loved being a mother and homemaker and, in her early years, belonged to a Ladies Circle. She is survived by 2 sons, Joseph D. Longwith of Lincoln, Ar, and James Eugene Longwith of Hillsboro, Ks; 3 daughters, Kathleen Kennedy of Bayard, Ne, Evelyn Wilda Vance of Anchorage, Ak, and Virginia Marguriete Shobert of Moore, Ok; 15 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren, and would soon have been a great-great grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Longwith; 2 infant sons; a daughter, Rose Yvonne Lackey; 2 grandchildren, Patrick Lackey and Cynthia Cooper. Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 27, graveside at Kolb Cemetery.  Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - February 27, 1996

Lulutz, Alvin L.
Alvin Lutz 89, Garnett, KS,died Sunday, August 16, 1998, at the StormontVail Hospital, Topeka, KS. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, August 20, at the Farris-Feuerborn Chapel, Garnett; burial in Florence Cemetery, Florence, KS. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. (Arrangements: Farris-Feuerborn Memorial Chapel, Garnett, KS) Kansas City Star, The (MO) -August 18, 1998

Lyman, Kylee Danielle
Kylee Danielle Lyman, infant daughter of Shawn and Kimberley (Cramer) Lyman, Olathe, KS, passed away Saturday, December 18, 1999, at St. Joseph Health Center, Kansas City, MO. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 22, at the North Overland Park Baptist Church, 75th and Lowell; private family burial in Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens. Kylee is survived by her parents; brother, Zachary Lyman, of the home; paternal grandparents, Richard and Louella Lyman, Lenexa, KS; maternal grandparents, Roger and Pat Cramer, Cowgill, MO; two great-grandmothers, Eva Killingsworth, Goessel, KS, and Cleo Mohler, Braymer, MO; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Our little Angel Flying in the starry sky above Carried by Angels Taken to her home with Love. Our precious Angel was chosen Before she was born She will never suffer And is at peace like a cool summer morn. Held in our arms for just one moment, Kept in our hearts and dreams forever, We may never see her grow, But we know our little Angel lives on, In the arms of Jesus, Nourished by his undying precious love. Someday we will be together again, As we slip past these bonds of earth, to spend eternity with our Lord And with our precious Angel lost, at birth.  Kansas City Star, The (MO) - December 22, 1999

McCauley, Hannah Belle
Hannah Belle McCauley was born August 17th, 1842 at Salem, Ohio and died January 23rd, 1904 at Marion, Kansas. She was married to Capt. A. W. Thompson, July 25th, 1865. From this union three children were born.

They removed to Tama, Iowa in 1866 and from there to Kansas in 1879, where Capt. Thompson died November 27th, 1885.

The death of Mrs. H. B. Thompson is a great loss not only to her immediate family and friends but to the entire community. She was a good woman and a useful one. Left a widow many years ago, with several small children to care for she bravely took up the burdons of life, and won the admiration of all who knew her. The children were reared in honor and are worthy represetatives of a good mother. Somehow, such a mother successfully waging a battle like this, always seems to us to possess something of the divine. She seems like ministering angel whom the earth has borrowed for awhile and who has simply gone back home to heaven when she dies. Rich legacy is the memory of a mother like that. Marion Record 28 Jan 1904

Macmurchy, Ethel Marie
Ethel Marie MacMurchy, 73, died Sunday, January 31, 1999, at home surrounded by her family. A longtime resident of Kansas City, MO, where she lived with her husband, the late Leroy MacMurchy Jr., Ethel was from Hillsboro, KS, daughter of Edmund ''Chops'' and Susie Scharping. Ethel was a nurse, first in the Cadet Nurse Corps, Topeka, then at Children's Mercy, Menorah, and NKC hospitals, where she opened and ran the recovery room, and finally was a North Kansas City District school nurse. Ethel is survived by her daughter, Susan, son, David, daughter in-law, Grace, grandsons, Brian and Patrick MacMurchy, and by more loving friends in New York, Florida, and Kansas City than can be listed.  According to her wishes, Ethel's body will be cremated. Kansas City Star, The (MO) - February 2, 1999

Maggard,  Jenniavee J. Deckard
Jenniavee Maggard age 64 of OKC passed away December 27, 1996. She was born November 18, 1932 in Owasso, OK. She lived in the OKC area for 38 years, worked at the Busy Bee Day Care and Children's Hospital for about 15 years. She is survived by 4 sons, Roy, Jerry and Ely Maggard all of OKC and Scott Maggard of Clinton, OK. 5 daughters, Patricia Adcock of Sarasota, FL, Rita Peloquin of OKC, Sharon German of Hillsboro, KS and Naomi Pearl Maggard and Judy Tamez both of Garland, TX. 2 brothers, Luther Deckard of Manford, OK and Melvin Deckard of Oakhurst, OK, 13 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. Funeral services will be 10 AM Monday, December 30, 1996 at the Hunter Memory Chapel with interment at 3 PM at Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa, OK.  Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - December 30, 1996.

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

Maltbie, Viola P.
Viola P. Maltbie, 74, Marion, died Wednesday, April 3 1991, at the Halstead Hospital. Mrs. Maltbie was born Viola P. Crisler on Feb. 24, 1917, at Richmond, Calif. She grew up in California and moved to Marion in 1946. Survivors include two sons, Earl L. of Canton and Don A. of Atwater, Calif.; a daughter, Audrey Hodges of Atwater; a brother, Carl Crisler of Forrestville, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren. The funeral was held at Thompson-Harp-Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion. Memorials were to the American Cancer Society.

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

Mason, Gilbert D.
Gilbert D. Mason, 78, Ardmore, passed away June 30, 1988. Born Sept. 11, 1909, Chatanooga, Ok., moved to Bronson, Ks., where he attended grade school and high school. A graduate of Northern Okla. Junior College, Tonkawa, Ok., where he resided 22 years, and was manager of Safeway Store, also affiliated with Continental Oil Co. Moved to OKC in 1956 and to Bethany in 1962. Retired from Continental Oil Co. 1974. Moved to Ardmore April 1986, where he resided until his death. A member of Westlake Presbyterian Church in Bethany. Survived by his wife, Edna of the home; son, C.G. Mason of Ardmore; 4 grandchildren, Christie J. Hall, Burns Flat, Ok., Rhonda I. Luper, Edmond, Scott G. Mason of Norman and Amy L. Mason of Ardmore; 6 great grandchildren; sisters, Mabel Hoogandoorn, Ponca City, Rosa Hartman of Uniontown, Ks. and Salome Reagan, Columbus, Ks.; brothers, Perry Mason of Bethany and Scott Mason of Marion, Ks. Services 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Bill Merritt Chapel, Bethany, burial 3:30 p.m. Pond Creek Cemetery. Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - July 2, 1988

May, George
George May, for many years a resident of this city, died Monday evening at 9 o'clock at his home on the hill of pneumonia, after an illness of only about five days duration, and was buried yesterday afternoon in Highland Cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Kjellin from the house, Evangelist Runyan also adding af ew words to comfort the bereaved wife and children.
The deceased was 49 years of age. He was always cheerful and always had a good word for those whith hwom he came in contact, and died trusting faithfully in Him onlywho alone does all things well. he leaves a wife and six childrento mourn his loss.
He belonged to the Woodman and carried $2000 worth of life insurance. The breaved relatives have the sympathy of all. (Marion Headlight). (Mr. May lived from 9/1/1855 to 1/30/1903)

McFadden, Bessie E.

Bessie E. McFadden born February 26, 1906, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Harry McFadden passed away at their home at Youngtown yesterday afternoon (Aug 2, 1911) after an illness of several years. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. C. A. Kitch at half past four o'clock this afternoon at the Methodist church. Bessie was six years old and a sweet child who endeared herself to all who knew her. She was a patient sufferer and it is not possible to tell the weight of sadness that her going brings to the bereaved ones. Their only consolation must be in the thought that she is happy in a land where there is no pain. Interment will be made in Highland Cemetery.

McIntosh, Vesta Evelyn
Vesta McIntosh 104, Canton, KS (formerly of Leawood, KS), died Monday, April 26, 1999, at Shiloh Manor Nursing Home, Canton. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 30, at Olson's Mortuary, Canton, with Rev. Dale Ellenberger officiating; burial in Marion Cemetery. Visitation will be 1-5 p.m. Thursday, April 29, at the mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church, Canton, c/o of Olson's Mortuary, 139 N. Main, Canton, KS 67428. Kansas City Star, The (MO) - April 28, 1999

Meikelham, James
James Meikelham was found dead in his chair, at the little house where he lived, Tuesday about noon. It seemed that he had not been feeling very well for a couple of days. On Saturday he received a wagon load of apples and worked very hard and very late in the night storing them away. THe exertion exhausted his strength. Little Harold Taylor delivered some milk to him, Tuesday, and found him too weak to perform his chores. At the old gentleman's request he performed some little errands for him and later Will Tayor went to help him, but he refused all proffers of assistance, saying that if he was not better in a few days he would go to the hospital at Wichita. About noon Mr. and Mrs. Zach Taylor went over to see how he was getting along and found him sitting in a chair before the fire, dead. He had evidently expired but a short time before. Presbyterian friends took charge of the remains charge of the remains and communicated with some relatives of the decreased near Walton. A newphew by marriage, Mr. Denny, come, Wednesday, and took the body to Walton for interment beside a sister, who is buried in the cemetery there. James Meikleham was about seventy years old. For several years he has been going about town in his quiet, unostentatios way, peddling vegetables and fruit. He was a familiar figure upon our streets, but little is known of his life. He lived a semi recluse life, seeking and giving few confidences. He was a well educated man, but a severe attack of brain fever thirty years ago left him feeble in mind and health. He was a gentleman, a kindly man, and yet a strange man. Strange his life and strange also his death. But somehow we feel that the angel visited the bare little house he called home, Tuesday noon, and whispered to his soul, "It is enough, come home." Marion Record 15 Dec 1904

Meyers, Mary Ann Williams
Mary Ann Williams Meyers, a 20-year Houston, TX, resident (formerly of Independence, MO), passed away Friday, March 24, 2000, after fighting a long battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held in Houston on a future date. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Houston, or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 572915, Houston, TX 77257-2915.

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

Miller, Barney W.
Barney W. Miller was born April 3, 1922 in Florence, Ks. and died November 22, 1997 in Oklahoma City. He moved to OKC in 1933 and graduated from Central High School. He joined the Marine Corps prior to WWII and served in the band and as a machine gunner at Guadalcanal, Bougainville, and the Solomon Islands. After the war, he spent 7 years in the building business while attending Oklahoma City University where he earned a B.S. in Journalism and a B.A. in English with a minor in religion. Subsequently, he earned his law degree from O.C.U. and has practiced law since 1961. He is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association. For the past 15 years he has collected and restored old cars, Studebakers, Packards, Edsels and DKWs. An art collector, B arney directed the Contemporary Art Foundation for several years. Also a musician, he played trumpet with some of the local dance orchestras and violin with the Ladies Music Club Chamber Orchestra. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Gayle, son Clark Miller & daughter-in-law Mary and granddaughter Molly of Sand Springs. His daughter, Dana, preceded him in death in 1985. Also, survived by his loving sister & brother-in-law, Alois & Alton Meyer of Baton Rouge, La. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Oklahoma County, Inc., the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Barney requested that no funeral service be held. The family will greet friends Monday from 2 until 4 p.m. in the parlor of Westminster Presbyterian Church.Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - November 24, 1997

Moehle, Tillie M.
Tillie M. Moehle, 89, Kansas City, MO, passed away Saturday, April 18, 1998, at Blue River Health Care Center. Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Chapel. Cremation. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Heartland Chapter, P.O. Box 8076, Prairie Village, KS 66208. Mrs. Moehle was born March 9, 1910, in Lincolnville, KS. Survivors include her husband, Herbert H. Moehle, of the home; one son, Jerry Barre, Newtown, CT; one daughter, Belva Benham, Olathe, KS; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two stepchildren, Betty Dewitt, St. Louis, MO, and Bill Moehle, Lee's Summit, MO, and their families of six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Kansas City Star, The (MO) - April 21, 1998

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

Misch,  Ester E.
Esther E. Misch, 85, of OKC, teacher, died Sunday. Survived by a daughter, Ruth Kernning of OKC; a son, Eugene O. Mencke of OKC; 4 sisters, Edna Kneisel of Blue Springs, Mo., Elsie Nickel of L.A., Ca., Elnore Riffel of Newton, Ks., Fredia Lee of Wichita, Ks.; 2 brothers, Arnold and Victor Ebel, both of Hillsboro, Ks.   Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - April 12, 1988.

Neuwith, John
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.

Newhouse, Grace Dougherty
 Grace Dougherty, age 78, born June 4, 1921 in Hinton, Oklahoma, died November 1, 1999 in Oklahoma City, OK. Grace was a graduate of Hinton High School, Class of 1939. She attended South western Institute of Technology in Weatherford, OK. Grace was proud to be married 50 years to her husband, Bill Newhouse, whom she married October 24, 1949. She was a kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt, well known for her pecan pies and chocolate chip cookies. She was active in her citizenship, particularly about issues involving the unborn. She was passionate about the issue, because she was advised to end each pregnancy due to her poor health. All three sons were born healthy. She was a long-time member and volunteer of St. Francis of Assisi Church, Altar Society, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, and she worked as an X-Ray Technician. Friends and family say it is fitting she died on All Saints Day as she, too, was a role model of Christian charity and love. She is preceded indeath by her parents, Ray and Grace Dougherty; sisters, Rudelle and Maylene; and brother, Jim. Survivors include husband, Bill of the home; children, Jerry of OKC, Jeff and Diane Newhouse of OKC, Matt of Marion, KS; sisters, Margaret Dougherty, Ruth Heatley, Mary Jane Jacques, all of Mulvane, KS and Helen York, Robertsdale, AL; brothers, Ray, OKC, Kelly, Hinton, OK and Pat, Columbia, MO. She is also survived by grandchildren, Celeste Newhouse, Eric Newhouse, Tommy Tinoco, Dusty Tinoco, and dozens of nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Carmelite Monastery, Piedmont, OK; St. Francis Commitment to Completion; Birthright, or St. Anthony Hospital Sisters Fund. A Wake will be held 7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 4, 1999 at Smith & Kernke Funeral Chapel and Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 5, 1999 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with interment to follow at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery. SMITH & KERNKE  Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - November 4, 1999

Newlin, Earl James
Earl Newlin born March 19, 1906 in Brown County, Ks., died May 11, 1988. He completed elementary and high school in Peabody, Ks. and moved to OKC in 1925, where he attended business school and OKC University. For 31 years, he was associated with State Fuel Supply Company and was president and treasurer of the company when it was purchased by Okla. Natural Gas Company. He moved to Clinton, Ok. in 1965, where he was area manager of Okla. Natural Gas Company, retiring in 1972 after completing 41 1/2 years in the natural gas utility business. He worked part time with First National Bank of Clinton before moving back to OKC in 1973. He then worked part time with Citizens National Bank and Founders National Bank. He was a member of OKC Masonic Lodge No. 36. He also was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, and had served on many boards and in many capacities in honor positions in church, community and civic work. He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis, and a son, James Robert. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. David (Marcia) Ward of Annapolis, Md. and Marilyn Stewart of OKC; 1 special granddaughter, Julia Walker; and a sister, Delfa Newlin, OKC.Friends may call at Guardian North Funeral Home until 9pm Friday. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Wesley United Methodist Church or a charity of your choice. Services will be 10am, Saturday, at Wesley United Methodist Church, interment at Rose Hill Cemetery. Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - May 13, 1988, 1988

Newsom, Gertrude E.
Gertrude E. Newsom, 94, Overland Park, KS (formerly of Marion, KS), passed away March 23, 1999, at Villa St. Joseph Nursing Home, Overland Park. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, at Marion Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Bill Nelsen officiating; burial in Marion Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion, KS 66861. 66861. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. Kansas City Star, The (MO) - March 29, 1999

Nickel, Walter
Walter Nickel 76, passed away June 25, 1986. He was born in Clinton OK. Dec. 31, 1909 and had lived in OKC since 1953, coming from Clinton. He was an engineer for Swift Co. until retirement in 1972. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be missed greatly. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lee, and is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Paul Pape of OKC; 3 grandchildren, Tiffany, Melissa and Amber Pape; 4 sisters, Anna Harms, Newton KS., Katie Penner, Hillsboro KS., Agnes Hiebert, Goessel KS. and Nellie Harms, Portland OR.; a brother, Pete Nickel of Newton KS. Services noon Friday, at the Colonial Chapel of the Vondel L. Smith & Sons Mortuary.  Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - June 27, 1986

Nichols,  Mary E.
Mary Nichols age 93, passed away February 8, 1990. She was born July 3, 1897 in Florence, KS to A.V. and Carolyn Emerson. Mrs. Nichols was preceded in death by her husband, James F. Nichols. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Bentley of OKC, Mr. and Mrs. Earle W. Gray Jr. of Birmingham, AL and daughter, Nancy Nichols Hale of OKC, 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren and 1 niece, Mrs. Phil Rust of Huntington, TX. Nanny was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed.  Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - February 11, 1990

Noone, John
John Noone was born at Ballanruan, County Clare, Ireland, September 10th, 1848, and died at his home seven miles southeast of Tampa, Kansas, March 9th 1907.

He came to the United States in 1870 and lived for the following ten years in Jackson, Michigan, where he was in the employ of Michigan Central R.R.

In 1879 he was married to Margaret McInerney and the following year they moved to the present home in Marion County. Ten children were born to them, of whom five sons have gone before him. The deceased leaves a wife, one son, Francis, and four daughters, Mrs. R. J. Belton, Norah, Agnes and Alice.

His brother, James Noone, came to this country with him, was with him in Michigan, came to Kansas with him and, at present live on an adjoining farm.

The sorrowing family have the deepest sympathy of all their friends in this bereavement, made so very sad because it is the third time that Death has entered the family in six months. The oldest son, Tom, died in September and the second son, James in January.

Mr. Noone has lived an honorable and upright life, true to his faith, his family and his friends, and will be sadly missed. Marion Record, 21 March 1907

Olds, Gene
"Gene the Barber'', 67, Kansas City, MO North, died Wednesday, September 22, 1999, at home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, September 25, at the McGilley Antioch Chapel, 3325 N.E. VIvion Rd., Kansas City, MO; burial in Fairview Cemetery, Liberty, MO. Friends may call 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Foundation, Northland Hospice or a charity of your choice. Gene was born September 11, 1932, in Florence, KS. He worked and later owned Gene's Barber Shop at 4611 St. John, Kansas City, MO, for over 40 years and later sold the business and semiretired to Shear Class on North Oak Trafficway. He enjoyed barbering. He became friends with his customers and their families. He truly enjoyed them. He was an avid golfer and appreciated his buddies. Gene lived for over 40 years in the Chaumiere area. He was a family man leaving behind his wife of 46 years, Shirley, of the home; daughter, Sheryl J. Olds, Kansas City, MO; sons, Victor E. Olds, Kansas City, MO, Dale L. Olds and his wife, Vickie, Independence, MO, and Gary A. Olds of Denver, CO, and Gary's fiancée, Mervat Rafidi, Vancouver, WA; five grandchildren, Jason Anders, Derek, Sean, Courtney and Cara Olds; his stepmother, Rosa Olds, Plymouth, CA; two brothers, John C. Olds and his wife, Dorothy and family, Ridgeway, MO, and Paul R, Olds and family, Eustis, FL; two brothers-in-law, Jimmie Waggener and wife, Blanche and family, Kansas City, MO, and Paul Waggener and family, Claycomo, MO. Thank you all for your prayers and support.Kansas City Star, The (MO) - September 23, 1999

Perry, Phebe E.,
Phebe E., daughter of Mrs. and Mr. Leonard Perry. Born July 21, 1876, died October 9th, 1877, aged 1 year, 2 months and 12 days. The funeral sermon was preached to a sympathizing congregation, from 1st Thes., 4-12. Marion County Record 12 Oct 1877

PETERSON, Lawrence L. (Jim)
Lawrence L. (Jim) Peterson, 80, died Monday, May 23, 1983, at his home in Lost Springs. He was born June 30, 1902, in Henderson Grove, Ill. Mr. Peterson was a retired farmer and was a member of the Burdick Lodge 429 AF & AM, the Burdick Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, the Kansas Chapter 73 Royal Arch Masons, Herington Commandery 53 Knights Templar, the Isis Shrine of Salina and the Marion IOOF lodge. Surviving are his wife, Ruby, of the home; four sons, Richard, Concordia; Robert, Oak Harbor, Wash.; Leo, Salina, and Phillip, Brookville; a daughter, Marilyn Rhodes, Wichita; a brother, Edger, Lost Springs; a sister, Lena Loquest, Council Grove; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Donahue Funeral Home, Herington, the Rev. Vern Bowers officiating. A Masonic graveside service will be in Lost Springs Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to the Oncology Department at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Friends may call from 2 p.m. today until the service at the funeral home. Salina Journal Wednesday May 25, 1983 Page 7

Potter, Mrs. T. M.
Mrs. T. M. Potter, wife of Hon. T. M. Potter, died at her home near Peabody, Thanksgiving day. For many years Mrs. Potter has been in frail health. Some days before her death, it was realized that her condition was critical, and her family was summoned to her bedside. During conscoius intervals preceding her final dissolution she had precious visits with all her loved ones, and gave to each tender words of admonition and effectionate farewells. Sustained by a Christian's hope of a glorious immortality, she unflinchingly met the grim conqueror, and peacefully as a babe falling asleep her spirit passed into the presence of her Lord. Mrs. Potter was a most gracious and charming personality and was greatly loved by a a large circle of friends. The funeral services were held, Sunday, at the Presbyterian church being densely packed with the sympathizing neighbors and friends of the sorrow stricken family. The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful. She leaves to mourn her loss, a husband three sons and a daughter, and many relatives and friends. Marion Record 1 Dec 1904

Euseba Quinn 78, passed away Friday, May 12, after a long battle with heart disease. She was born January 21, 1922, in Geary, OK, to Pearl and Mabel Andis. Her love for God and His faithfulness in her life were always present in her marriage and family relationships. She married Garnett Quinn Dec. 23, 1940, who preceded her in death in 1974. They resided in Bethany where she continued to raise her family as a single parent. She remained in Bethany until her death. Euseba loved children and enjoyed a fulfilling 30 year career at Deaconess Hospital caring for young lives in the Newborn Nursery and in Labor and Delivery, where she nurtured many newborn babies and new moms. She continued that love after her retirement by working part time at The Children's Center for 8 years where she worked up until two years before her death. Euseba leaves behind a wonderful Christian heritage. She dearly loved her church and its family, Bethany First Church of the Nazarene, where she was a long time member. She is survived by her six children, Jadean Murray of Bethany, Marlene Quinn of Bethany, Charlotte Schmidt and husband, Gareth of Hillsboro, KS, Duane Quinn and wife, Valerie of Yukon, Jennifer Pittenger of Yukon, and Jeff Quinn and wife, Ginger of OKC; three brothers; four sisters; eleven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Emory Andis; and her husband, Garnett Quinn. Services will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at Bethany First Church of the Nazarene. Interment following at Bethany Cemetery, Bethany, OK.

Rath, J.C.
J. C. Rath, an old pioneer, died in this city last Friday morning, at the home of Newton Smith, after a very brief illness of pneumonia. He had come to town but a few days before his death to visit relatives, when he was stricken with the disease which terminated fatally. "Chris" Rath as he was familiarly known, was one of the earliest settlers in Marion County. He located on a farm near Antelope in 1856. For more than fifty years he had been a resident of Kansas. in his younger days he was engaged in freighting, going to Levenworth for goods, which he distributed at the little settlements then widely scattered over the prairies of the State. He was a very taciturn man but there was one subject upon upon which he was always ready to talk. It was his experience in the early day as a freighter and buffalo hunter. Mr. Rath was about sixty nine years old.

Early in life he united with and was confirmed as a member of the German Lutheran Church. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife, a son, and a daughter. The funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Christian Church, conducted by Rev. Berke'ey. A large number of the old neighbors and friends of the deceased were present to pay a last tribute of respect to his memory. The interment was in Highland Cemetery. Marion Record, Dec 22 1904

Rathbun, Viola
RATHBUN,  Viola Rathbun, 94, Herington, KS, (formerly of Hope and Kansas City, KS) died Friday, January 26, 1996, in the Lutheran Home, Herington, KS. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, January 29, at the Carlson-Becker Funeral Home, 106 N. 2nd St., Hope, KS 67451; burial in Hope Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home, where friends may call until the time of the service. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, in her memory, and may be left at the funeral home. Mrs. Rathbun was born January 23, 1902, in Lincoln, KS, the daughter of William and Maggie (Wright) Frink. She grew to womanhood in the community of her birth, and attended the local schools. She was united in marriage with Walter Brouhard on June 26, 1920, and he preceded her in death on August 6, 1962. On October 15, 1966, she married Lee Rathbun, and he preceded her in death on June 11, 1973. She was a resident of Hope for 64 years, prior to moving to Pineville, LA. She then moved to Kansas City, KS. Mrs. Rathbun was preceded in death by one daughter, Ora Beckel; one grandson, Randy Brouhard; and eight brothers and sisters. Surviving are three sons, Raymond Brouhard, Jr., Marble Falls, TX, Clayton Brouhard, Kenvil, NJ and Jerry Brouhard, Cahokia, IL; five daughters, Josephine Riffel, Hope, KS, Betty Frobenius, Lincolnville, KS, Elsie Riffel, Herington, KS, Clara McCoonse and Carol Humphreys, both of Overland Park, KS; 36 grandchildren; 78 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Donald Frink, Overton, NE; two sisters, Helen Riffel, Council Grove, KS, and Lydia Riffel, Salina, KS; and other relatives,  Kansas City Star, The (MO) - January 29, 1996, 1996NT FACE="Arial, Helvetica">,  Kansas City Star, The (MO) - January 29, 1996, 1996

Reed, Catherine
Mrs. Catherine Reed, wife of W. C. Reed, died on Monday morning Jan. 14th at the age of 55 years and 22 days. She had been afflicted a long time and though she suffered little pain, yet she gradually wasted away until death claimed her body. And truly it can be said a good woman has passed from time into eternity. She had formerly lived near Lincolnville but for several years had lived just north of Marion. Her body was taken to Lincolnville where an appropriate funeral was preached by E. P. Mowrer, after which her body was laid away in the cemtery by the side of her mother to await the resurrection morn.

She was a faithful member of the Evangelical Church. She leaves a husband, one son, three brothers, four sisters and her father to mourn her death. 24 Jan 1907 Marion Record

Richardson, Douglas R.
Douglas Richardson age 54, born Aug. 10, 1933 in OKC, died June 19, 1988. He returned to the OKC area in 1962 from Weatherford, where he had obtained his math degree at Southwestern State University. He was a former computer specialist for 29 years at FAA, and a member of the Baptist Church. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Survived by his wife, Christine; a daughter, Jan Steele, Wichita Falls, Tx.; 2 sons, Daris and Douglas Jr., both of OKC; a brother, Gary Harper of Florence, Ks.; 3 grandchildren. Services 12 noon Wednesday, Guardian West Chapel, interment in Resurrection Cemetery. Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - June 21, 1988

Richardson, Junior A.
Junior Richardson age 56, former employee for Kerr-McGee, Quality Oil Co. and, more recently, Mapco Petroleum Co. Member of VFW and American Legion. Received a B.S. degree in history and business from Southwestern State College at Weatherford in 1959. He was a WWII and Korean veteran. Survived by his wife, Helen; 3 sons, Scott of Pleasantville, Ia., Michael and Patrick, both of OKC; daughter, Kristi Younis of Ames, Ia.; 2 stepsons, David and Lloyd Wells, both of Wichita, Ks.; mother, Hester Harper of Granite, Ok.; 2 brothers, Douglas Richardson, OKC and Gary Harper of Florence, Ks.; 4 grandchildren. Graveside services 2pm Monday, Sunny Lane Cemetery, directed by Guardian West. Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - April 4, 1987

Sawtelle, Ethel Marie
Ethel Sawtelle was born on November 22, 1931 to Delbert and Edna McElhiney in Arkansas City, Ks. Marie was reared in Arkansas City, Ks. until the age of 8. She attended school in both Arkansas City and Florence, Ks. After graduating high school from Florence, Ks., Marie met a loving man, Harvey Alex Sawtelle in 1950. Harvey and Marie were married on August 31, 1951 in Wichita, Ks. In June 1955, Marie surrendered her life to Jesus Christ. After surrendering, she never found herself lonely, never suicidal or never had a problem that couldn't be solved in due time. During the next few years, her husband pastored churches in Rozel, Chanute and Derby, Ks., Marietta, Ok. and Oklahoma City, Ok. Marie gave birth to 5 healthy children, 1 daughter and 4 sons. Having to constantly work to support the family upon the death of her husband in February 1970, she became strong willed and self-sufficient. Marie began selling real estate in 1971. She was forced to end her career in March, 1994 due to a senseless, terminal illness. In 1978, Marie became a charter member of the Friendship Pentecostal Holiness Church. She was always faithful and doing what her hands could find to do. Marie always gave to those who did not quite qualify for a home. Marie was preceded in death by parents; one brother; and her husband, Harvey. Survived by a daughter, Alexis Marie; and 4 sons, Dwayne Neal, Kerry Alan, Kevin Lynn and Mark Anthony, all from OKC; 2 sisters and 1 brother. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Oklahoma County and C.H.A.P.P.S. of the Oklahoma City Police Dept. Mom and Dad - You taught us right from wrong and left us with a legacy of showing love and respect to others. We will see you one day. Love, Alexis, Dwayne, Kerry, Kevin and Mark.  Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - September 7, 1994

Shellenberg, Maryon R.
Maryon R. Schellenberg Troyer, 62, of Meadville, died Sunday, March 29, 1998. She was born in Hillsboro, Kansas, Jan. 26, 1936, daughter of Mrs. Troyer was raised and educated in Hillsboro and graduated from Hillsboro High School. She attended Bethel College, New Newton, Kansas, and later moved to Reedley, Calif. After marrying in 1957, she moved to Waterford and then to the Meadville area in 1962.She had worked in the out-patient registration department at City Hospital, Meadville, and later worked as a secretary in the women's athletic department at Allegheny College for nine years. She retired in 1994. Mrs. Troyer was a member of the Beaverdam (Pa.) Mennonite Church, where she taught Sunday school and Bible school. She was very active in church activities. She volunteered at several charitable organizations including the cerebral palsy organization, and was active in several school activities and the Parent Teacher Association. She is survived by her husband, Cleo F. Troyer, whom she married April 14, 1957, in Reedley; a daughter, Mrs. Steven (Christine) Pitonyak of Erie; a son, Jerome Troyer of Meadville; a brother, Dr. Richard Schellenberg of Hays, Kansas; and two grandchildren, Wil and Mark Pitonyak. Friends may call at the Bracken Funeral Home, 315 North Center, Corry, Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., and attend a service Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Beaverdam Mennonite Church. The Rev. Philip Clemens, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be at Lawn Cemetery, Beaverdam.

Shields, Carroll
Carroll Jay Shields, 50, Lincolnville, died Aug. 10, 2003, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, from injuries received July 13 in a farm accident. He was born Feb. 17, 1953, at Hillsboro, the son of Fred and Virginia (Brunner) Shields. He was baptized March 22, 1953, at the Lutheran church in Lincolnville and confirmed there May 14, 1967. He was raised on the family farm east of Lincolnville. After graduating from Centre High School in 1971 he earned a degree in vocational agriculture at Beloit Vo-Tech and returned to work on the family farm. He was married to Kim Shannon April 28, 1984, at Herington United Methodist Church. They had five children. The family enjoyed boating, water skiing, and camping. He was a lifetime resident of the Lincolnville community, member of St. John's Lutheran Church, served as president of Centre Young Farmers organization, treasurer of Middle Creek Watershed, was ag-representative to Marion County Extension Council, and was a leader in Webelos and 4-H. He enjoyed farming and livestock, soil conservation, mechanical work, carpentry, and woodworking. Survivors include his wife, Kim, of the home; his parents, Fred and Virginia Shields of Lincolnville; children, Gavin, Heath, Allison, Brenna, and Carissa, all of the home; two brothers, Kenneth of Lincolnville and Glenn and his wife, Marcia, of Big Rock, Ill.; four sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; aunts; uncles, and many cousins and friends. A memorial service was held Aug. 13 at Eastmoor United Methodist church in Marion with the Rev. John Goering officiating. The funeral service was held Thursday morning at St. John's Lutheran Church, Lincolnville, with Pastor Alan Stahlecker presiding. Vocalists were Jean, Amy, and Jill Brunner. Lynley Remy was the organist. Casket bearers were Kent Brunner, Lucas Carlson, Eric Carlson, Kevin Shields, Tracy Brunner, Byron Shields, Glenn Roth, and Russell Shields. Honorary bearers were Bill Broce, Lauren Brunner, Emerson Shields, Scott Shields, Fred Silhan, and John Dyck. Burial was in Lewis Cemetery, Ramona.

Shields, Harold
Harold Shields, 66, a retired chief warrant officer in the Army, died at his home in McPherson. The funeral service was held Friday morning at Zeiner Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Mayse officiating. Dot Richmond was vocalist and Shirley Bowers the organist. Casket bearers were Christopher Shields, Joshua Shields, Brian Shields, Andrew Shields, Thomas Shields, and Bryan Smith. Honorary bearers included Troy Tucker, Jason Smith, and Wayne Gilmore. A committal service was held at Lincolnville Cemetery where military rites were performed at graveside by an honor guard from Fort Riley. Memorials have been established with the American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association. The son of the late Albert and Eleanor (Smith) Shields, he was born at Antelope and grew up in the Marion community. He graduated from Marion High School where he was a star athlete. A decorated war veteran, he was in the United States Army until he retired. His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, two bronze campaign stars, and the Good Conduct Medal. His hobby was wood carving and doing woodwork. He had been interested in woodworking since his high school years. He also enjoyed traveling and camping. He was preceded in death by his son, Casey Shields; in 1999. Survivors include three children, Barry Shields of McPherson, Monica Farrow of Belleville, Ark., and Holly Robinson of Marion; one brother, Jim Shields of Wichita; and seven grandchildren. Marion Record: JUN. 19, 2002

Shields, Ivan
Ivan J. (Tiny) Shields, 80, Glendale, Ariz., died Dec. 5, 2001, at Glencroft Care Center. Born April 20, 1921, near Lincolnville, he was the son of Martin and Augusta Shields. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He was a graduate of Lincoln- ville High School and attended college at Emporia. He married Laura Waterman Feb. 15, 1943, at Peabody. Two days later he was in the U.S. Air Force and served as a radar instructor. He was discharged as a sergeant and returned to college in Emporia, receiving his bachelor's degree in 1947 and his master's degree in 1949. He attended the University of Kansas at Lawrence and in 1952 received a Ph.D. in plant pathology. He moved his family to Tempe, Ariz., to take a job as extension specialist in plant pathology. In 1963, he became agent of Maricopa County extension programs. He retired in 1983 to accept an appointment to the Arizona Commission of Agriculture, retiring in 1991. He was associated with Toastmasters International, serving every office position. He was instrumental in developing Lutheran Camp Aloma, helped develop Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Tempe, and was a member until he and his wife moved to Glendale in 1995. He then transferred his membership to Christ the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Phoenix. He also held various offices at Glencroft Center. He was preceded in death by his wife, who died in an automobile accident in 1996. Survivors include his children, Jana of Long Beach, Calif., Willa of Phoenix, Ariz., and Elson of Dryden, N.Y.; brothers, Fred Shields of Lincolnville and Emerson Shields of St. John; and two grandchildren, Chenoa and Keegan Shields of New York. Memorial services were held Dec. 16 at Christ the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Phoenix. Military services were held Dec. 17 at the National Memorial Cemetery in North Phoenix. A memorial service also was held at Glencroft Retirement Center that evening.

Sisk, Eliza J. Davis & Mr. James E. Sisk, her son.

The funeral services of Mrs. W. T. Sisk and her son, James E. Sisk, the announcements of whose deaths were made last week, were held in the Methodist church yesterday afternoon, January 10, and intermentmade in Highland cemetery. The service for Mrs. Sisk was conducted by Rev. C.A. Kitch, paster of the Methodist Church, and at the conclusion of that service, Mr. John Goodsheller of McPherson, representing the McPherson Lodge of Elks. took charge of the services for Mr. James Sisk. The beautiful ritual service of the order was used. Music was rendered by a quartet composed of O. C. Billings, Brown Corby, J. H. Siebert and Robert Florer.
Mrs. Sisk's maiden name was Eliza J. Davis. She was born in Pittsfield, Illinois, November 16, 1838. She was marriedto W. T. Sisk, May 9, 1866 and with her husband and children has lived here for many years. She was a member of the Presbyterian church. As a wife, a mother and a friend her life was characterized by beautiful fidelity. She was a great lover of home and made her home a real one and waht more need be said? The neighbors who through the years came to know her so well will especially fell the great loss of her departure. The memory of her is fragrant of kindly deeds.
James E. Sisk was born in Illinois, October 17, 1871. He came to Kansas with his parents and this has been his home ever since. Two years ago he became a member of the McPherson Lodge of Elks and a dozen members of the lodge were down from McPherson to attend the funeral. O.C. Billings read a very beautiful tribute to his memory from which the following quotations are made.

Slifer, Georgie
Marion People were saddened last Saturday of the sudden death of little George Slifer, son of Mr. & Mrs. Sam Slifer. He was an unusually sturdy little fellow and had never been sick before in his life. On last Thursday he played around as usual but on Thursday evening was suddenly seized with a vomiting spell, which the doctors were unable to stop until sometime Friday morning. Friday he seemed to be getting along fairly well and during Friday night, except that he was restless. But early Saturday morning he became worse very rapidly, and suffered severe convulsions. At about noon on Saturday, April 4, 1914 he passed away. Up until a few hours before his death he had no fever and almost normal pulse. For fear of meningitis, the home was quarantined and with interment made on Sunday with no funeral service. Micoscopical examination both here and elsewhere showed conclusively that it was not spinal miningitis, and only theory advanced now is that it was some sort of poisoning. It is a very peculiar case and the doctos are puzzled over it.

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

Smirl, Harold Eugene
Harold Eugene, age 74, died July 18th, 1985. WWII veteran serving as Chief Warrant Officer in the US Army. He received many decorations and citations including the Bronze Star, Good Conduct, American Defense Medal, and many others. Harold was a salesman for many years but more recently was a security guard for the Pinkerton Security Agency. Survivors include a daughter, Rachel Davis of El Reno; a son, Ron Smirl of Marion KS; 3 grandchildren, Stacy and Kelly Turner and Robin Davis, all of El Reno. Services will be at the Resurrection Cemetery Chapel, 10:30 am Saturday. Arrangements by Smith & Kernke. Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - July 20, 1985

Smith, Fay
Ida Fay Smith, passed away February23 at the University of Kansas medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas was the daughter of Govie and Nancy Lamb. The youngest child, she was born on June 19, 1897.
October 10 1917 she was united in marriage to Frank R. Smith, Tampa, where she resided most of her life. To this union four children were born, three sons, and one daughter, one son, David, died in infancy.
Her husband passed away June 11, 1934.
Mrs. Smith united with the Evangelical church in 1934. She moved to Marion in 1951 where she resided until her death.
She leaves to mourn her departure her 4 children, Richard L., Smith of the home; Robert E. Smith, Mrs. Dorothy Berg and Mrs. Mildred Soyez, marion; and one step-daughter, Mrs. Lola Burch, Roxbury; two sisters, Mrs. A. E. Cheever, Herington, Mrs. Reba Gibson, Lamont, Calif.; one brother, Clyde Lamb, Medicine Lodge, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Smith, Helen
Helen, 63, of Norman, died Friday, December 31, 1993. Born on November 13, 1930 in Pilsen, Kansas to Jerry and Francis Holub. Helen was a graduate of Marion High School in on, Ks. She was an active member of St. Andrews Catholic Church. Surviving family members include her husband, William Ed Smith; daughter, Renee Smith; daughters and sons-in-law, Audrey and Don Fair, Lori and Larry Thompson; son, Edward Smith; and 3 grandchildren. Christian Wake Service at 7:00 p.m. Monday, and Mass Service at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday in St. Andrews Catholic Church, 800 NW 5, Moore, Ok, with Father George Pupius officiating. Interment in Resthaven Memory Gardens. Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - January 3, 1994


Ronald "Ron" L. Soller, 84, died on September 9, 2015 at the Via Christi St. Francis, Harry Hynes campus in Wichita, Kansas. He was born on June 27, 1931 the son of Lorene (Byrne) and Albert Soller in Florence, Kansas. Ron married Catherine "Kay" Carpenzano-Dikin on September 30, 1960 in Denver, CO. She died on August 3, 2006. Ron entered the United States Air Force in 1950 and retired after 22 years of service. He retired from Heston Corp/Hay and Forage in 1993 after 21 years of employment. During his lifetime he was always busy. He enjoyed fishing and camping with his friends and family. If he was indoors, you would find him watching the Kansas City Chiefs, the KC Royals or game shows. He also loved to go to the casino, flea markets and auctions. Ron spent most mornings with his coffee group at McDonalds and Braums. He enjoyed meals with his family, either at their homes or at his son's restaurant in Goessel, the Branding Iron Cafe. Family was important to him and he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. Preceding him in death was his wife, his parents and a sister-in-law, Mary Soller. Survivors include a son, Ronald L. (Kyline) Soller, Jr., Newton; two daughters, Lorene V. (Billy) Stamps, Newton, and Lisa M. (fiance', Greg Jordan) Soller, Emporia; brother, Robert Dean Soller, Baltimore, MD; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be on Monday, September 14, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home with the family greeting guests from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the chapel at Broadview Colonial Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Florence, Kansas. Memorials may be made to the Harry Hynes Hospice, in care of the funeral home at 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114. (Broadway Colonial Funeral Home)

Sparks, Eugene "
Eugene Sparks, who has been in very poor health for a long time, died Monday night at the county poor farm. The funeral services were held in the Methodist Church Wednesday afteroon, conducted by Rev. McCormick who was assisted by Rev. Caughey.

The young man was the son of Mrs. J. P. McGlassen Because of his ill health, which confined him largely at home, he was not known personally by many of our people. He was a great sufferer but patient and uncomplaining in his afliction. He was a proffessor of Christianiy and died triumphantly in the hope of a glorious reserrection. Marion Record Dec 22 1904

Steiner, Gary
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)

Stretcher, Lester F. "Les"
Lester F. ''Les'' Stretcher, 94, Newton, KS, passed away Tuesday, December 21, 1999, at Friendly Acres Retirement Community in Newton, KS. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, December 23, at the Friendly Acres Chapel; Chaplain Pam Martinez officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the Friendly Acres Retirement Community, c/o Petersen Funeral Home. Mr. Stretcher was born December 19, 1905, in rural Aulne, KS, to Thomas N. Stretcher and Mary Clubine. He attended grade schools around Marion and graduated from Marion High School in Marion, KS. On March 8, 1929, he married Hazel Harper in Kansas City, MO. He lived in Mission and Shawnee, KS, from 19361965. Mr. Harper retired from Skelly Oil Company after 30 years of employment. He was involved in construction and maintenance of gasoline service stations in the Midwest. After retirement he lived in McAllen, TX, when he moved to Newton in 1985. He is survived by his wife, Hazel Stretcher, Newton, KS; son, John Stretcher, Bucyrus, KS; and niece, Mary Valentine, Halstead, KS. (Arrangements: Petersen Funeral Home, Newton, KS) Kansas City Star, The (MO) - December 23, 1999

Strickler, Joseph P.
Again death entered our midst and hidden from our view one of our oldest and most highly respected citizens. At 10 o'clock a m Satruday, February 27th Joseph P. Stickler crossed over to the other shore, well prepared to meet his God. The kindly greeting and beautiful Christian character wil be sadly missed by the large number of friends and neighbors who weep with those that weep and mourn with those that mourn. The deceased was born April 21st, 1831 in Franklin county, Pa. At an early age he went with his parents to Mt. Carrol, Illinois. Here he grew to manhood and married Miss Catherine Long. Four children were born to them namely, Edwin, Reuben, Harry and Clara Button, all of whom are living except Reuben. In 1862 this union was terminated by the death of the wife and mother. In 1867 he was married to Mary K. Stauffer, who with their six chilren, Stauffer, Anna Green, Ellis, Joe, William and Frank survive him. In the Spring of 1885 he came to Kansas and to Ramona in 1892. At the time of his death he was 69 years, 11 months and six days old. He was sick 8 days with pneumonia. He was a kind and unselfish husband and father, a devoted and consistent Christian, having been a member of the Dunkard church for fifty years. He was an enemy to no one and had no enemies. His loss will be mourned by all whoknow him. His life was an example worthy of emulation and him to die is a gain. His sorrowing wife and children express their sincere thanks for the kindness shown by friends in the hour of great bereavement. The funeral services were conducted by Prof. Edward Frantz of McPherson, from the words, "Let not your heart be troubled," which was very impressive and the beautiful truths portrayed by the speaker were very consoling to the troubled mind. The interment was in the cemetery at this place Tuesday, where the whole neighborhood asembled to pay their last respects to the deceased. Marion Record 3 Mar 1904

Stuchlik, Joseph
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)


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.

Urbanek, Frank
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.

Unruh, Edward L.
Edward L. Unruh, 56, Olathe, KS, died Tuesday, October 10, 2000, at Olathe Medical Center. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, October 13, at the First United Methodist Church, Abilene, KS, with the Rev. Rick Saylor officiating; burial in Roxbury Cemetery, Roxbury, KS. The family will receive friends 12:30-2 p.m. Friday at the church. Friends may call until the time of the service at Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, Abilene. The family suggests that friends may contribute to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home. Mr. Unruh was born August 10, 1944, in Hillsboro, KS, the son of Edward and Edith R. (Jeffers) Unruh. He grew to manhood in Tampa, KS, and attended the local schools. He moved to Abilene, KS, with his parents in 1961, and graduated from Abilene High School with the class of 1962. He attended Emporia State University and graduated with a degree in business. He was united in marriage with Margie Leckron in Abilene; they made their home in Salina, KS. They later divorced. He had made his home in Johnson County, KS, for the past six years. He was a broker for Reality Executives in Olathe, and a member of the First United Methodist Church, Abilene. He was a Vietnam veteran serving with the United States Army. Surviving are two sons, Kevin E. Unruh and wife Heather, Garden City, KS, and Joshua D. Unruh, Manhattan, KS; his parents, Edward and Edith Unruh, Abilene, KS; sister, Mrs. Steve (Judy) Adams, Overland Park, KS; granddaughter, Malorie Unruh, Garden City, KS; and nieces, nephews, and other relatives.  Kansas City Star, The (MO) - October 12, 2000/font>

Voth, Waldo O.
Waldo O. Voth, 88, of Goessel, KS, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2000. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, at the Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church with the Reverend James Dunn and the Reverend Mark Wiens officiating. Burial will be in the Alexezanderwohl Cemetery. Friends may call at the Miller Funeral Home in Goessel from 1-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 14. The family will greet friends from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday. A memorial has been established for the Bethesda Home in Goessel. Waldo was born December 9, 1911, in Goessel, KS, the son of Cornelius R. and Anna Banman Voth. He was a lifetime Goessel area resident. A member of the Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church and had served as a deacon in the church. He was the general manager of Crossroads Cooperative Association in Goessel and North Newton for many years, the manager of the Crossroads Federal Credit Union for about 8 years, a teacher and an undefeatedMichael W. Weissmann, 51, Olathe, KS, passed away Monday, March 13, 2000, at Olathe Medical Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 16000 W. 143rd, Olathe, with Father Frank Burger as Celebrant. Prayer service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 143rd & Blackbob Rd., (913) 768-6777, where friends may call 6-8 p.m. The family suggests contributions to the American Heart Association, 6800 W. 93rd, Overland Park, KS 66212.  Mr. Weissmann was born April 8, 1948, in Chicago, IL, and lived in Overland Park, KS, the past two years coming from Tulsa, OK. He worked for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway for 30 years in various operating positions. He began his career as a Carman and progressed through various exempt positions: Car Foreman, General Car Foreman, Trainmaster, Superintendent, and at the time of his death was Assistant Vice-President of Technical Training. He was recognized by those within the BNSF as a distinguished leader within the organization. He was a member of the American Association of Railway Officers. He was a loving husband and father. He leaves his wife, Susan Weissmann, of the home; son, Daniel Weissmann, Chicago, IL; daughter, Kathryn "Kacy" Weissmann, of the home; his mother, Connie Weissmann, Chicago, IL; three brothers, Ron Weissmann, Chicago, IL, Ken Weissmann, Milwaukee, WI, and Bill Weissmann, Chicago, IL; and four sisters, Diane Weissmann, Phoenix, AZ, Janet Gray, Lockport, IL, Mary Adams, Houston, TX, and Roberta Weissmann, Lockport, IL. Kansas City Star, The (MO) - March 14, 2000

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

Warkentin, Ann E.
Ann E. Warkentin, 96, Concordia, KS, (formerly of Kansas City, MO), died Thursday, December 16, 1999, at Sunset Home, Concordia. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, December 20, at Nutter Funeral Home, Concordia, with the Rev. Ken Parker officiating. A graveside service will be 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Hillsboro Cemetery, Hillsboro, KS. Visitation will be 2-8:30 p.m. Sunday with the family receiving friends 7-8 p.m. at the mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to Sunset Home, First United Methodist Church or Boy Scouts of America-Troop 31. (Arrangements: Nutter Mortuary, Concordia, KS) Kansas City Star, The (MO) - December 18, 1999

Wible, William J..
Mr. William J. Wible, who died at his home one mile west of town, Wednesday morning, March 9th, was born near Cadiz, Ohio. In 1851, being fifty years old at the time of his death. Mr. Wible's death was rather unexpected, and came as a shock to a large circle of friends, as he had only been ill for a short time. He was married to Jennie S. Tipton of Rosemond, Ill., March 14, 1882. To them six children were born, five of whom with the grief stricken mother are left to mourn his loss. Mr. Wible was by nature of a quiet and retiring disposition, and by his strict attention to business, his sterling honesty and integrity he had won an enviable reputation in the community. And he enjoyed the confidence

Willess, Michael James
Mike Willess 32, of Twin Falls died Tuesday morning, Nov. 21, 2000, at his home in Twin Falls. Mike was born on Dec. 13, 1967, in Fairfield, Solano, Calif. the son of Edward and Elaine Bonifacio Willess. In 1977, he moved with his family to Twin Falls where he attended schools. Later he obtained his G.E.D. from the College of Southern Idaho. Mike worked at several restaurants in the Magic Valley area, recently he worked for Amalgamated Sugar Company and Lamb Weston in Twin Falls. Mike married Kimberly Roark in 1990, they had two daughters, Kaila and Maleighia. They were later divorced. Mike married Angie Stults in 1997, in Twin Falls, they were later divorced. Mike enjoyed motorcycling, hunting, bowling and was always tinkering on his cars and trucks. Mike is survived by his two daughters, Kaila and Maleighia Willess both of California; a step-daughter, Britney Stults of Filer; his mother and step-father, Charles and Elaine Cramer of San Carlos, Mexico; his father, Edward Willess of California; his brothers, Brian Cramer of Twin Falls, John Willess and James Willess both of California; one sister, Susan Willess also of California; his paternal grandmother, Laverne Smith of California. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, John and Esther Bonifacio. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at 11 a.m. at Reynolds Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Friends may call on Tuesday from 3-8 p.m. at Reynolds Funeral Chapel in Twin Falls. The family suggests memorials be given in honor of Mike to help with funeral expenses. Contributions may be given to funeral chapel staff or mailed to Reynolds Funeral Chapel P.O. Box 1142 Twin Falls, Idaho 83303.

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

Williams, Richard

"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
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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