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Anderson, Thomas L 1913-1977

OSAGE CITY-Thomas L. Anderson, 64 Route 1, Osage City, died Monday in an Emporia hospital where he was admitted Saturday. He apparently had a heart attack Monday.

He was born May 10, 1913, eight miles south of Osage City where he spent most of his life. He operated several business in the Osage City community and was a farmer. he was a member of the IOOF Lodge at Osage City.

He was married to Verda Lafferty May 10, 1934, at Osage City. She survives. Other survivors include three sons, David Anderson, Lawrence Anderson, and Harlan Anderson, all on Route 1, Osage City, and seven grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church at Osage City. Burial will be in Osage City cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church at Osage City or to the Kansas Heart Association, Crable Funeral Home at Osage City in charge of arrangements. "Note: died Dec 19, 1977"

Anderson, Eric G 1903-1981

OSAGE CITY- Eric G. Anderson, 77, Osage City, died Sunday at his home. He was born Feb. 5, 1903, at Scranton the son of Fredrick and Augusta Johnson Anderson.

Mr. Anderson moved to the Osage City community in 1915. He worked in Topeka and Kansas City before buying the Osage Garage in 1933, which he owned and operated until his retirement in 1975. he was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and a charter member of the Kiwanis Club.

He married LaVerne Youngroot June 23, 1935, in Osage City. She survives. Other survivors include two sons, LaRue Anderson, Omaha, Neb., and Carl Vincent Anderson, Kansas City, Kan.; two sisters, Mrs. Sedolph Johnson, Ventura, Calif., and Mrs. Beda Supple, Homestead, Fla., and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Rapp Cemetery, which is four miles west of Osage City. Memorial contributions to the church may be sent in care of Mrs. Albert Lundgren, Rout 1, Osage City, 66523. Crable Funeral Home, Osage City, is in charge of arrangements.

"Note: His name was spelled Erick G Anderson on his stone; it also shows he died, Jan 11, 1981"

Anderson, Mrs. Tillie Satterman 1896-1973

MERIDEN- Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the United Methodist Church at Osage City for Mrs. Tillie Anderson, 76, Meriden, who died Saturday night where she had been the past five years.

She was born July 15, 1896, at Osage City, the daughter of Andrew and Anna Setterman, and spent most of her life in the Osage City community before she moved to Valley Falls in 1953. She moved to Meriden in September, 1966.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Meriden.

She was married to Carl A. Anderson March 6, 1918, at Osage City, He died Feb 9, 1960.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Betty Thornburg, 5315 N.E. Indian Creek Road, Topeka; a son, Norman Anderson, Meriden; a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Hallowell, Osage City; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Burial will be in Union Cemetery at Osage City. Mrs. Anderson will lie in state from noon Monday until 10 a.m. Tuesday at Nellis-Hagge Funeral Home, Valley Falls. "4-21-1973"

Anderson, Florence 1883-1971

Mrs. Florence E. Anderson, 88, a resident of a Topeka nursing home for the past 11 years died Wednesday at a local hospital.

She was born Feb. 9, 1883, at Lindsborg. She was a graduate of Bethany College and had taught music for many years at the former Walden College at McPherson.

She married Andrew J. Anderson May 26, 1906. They moved to the Stotler community near Osage City and later moved into the city.

She was a member of Mission Covenant Church, Osage City. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. J.B. Greene, Stamping Ground, Ky., six sons, Lawrence Anderson, 912 Dixie Ct., Paul W Anderson, 1615 Central Park; Wallace Anderson, Osage City; Robert Anderson, Manhattan; Bernard Anderson, San Jose, Calif., and Gerald Anderson, Monterey, Calif., 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services are pending at ......... Funeral Home. 3-17-1971

Alumbaugh, Geraldine Fritts 1918-1994

Geraldine K. Alumbaugh, 76, Topeka, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 1994, at a Topeka hospital. She was born Aug. 7, 1918, in Belle, Mo., the daughter of Dr. O.C. and Edna Bibb Fritts, and moved to Osage City with her parents in 1922. She was graduated from Osage City High School. She worked for the Menninger Foundation 23 years and was an executive secretary before she retired in 1980.

She was a member of First Christian Church in Osage City and the Hilltoppers Club.

She was married to Clarence Alumbaugh June 11, 1938, in Topeka. He survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Karen e. Simpson and Christine G. Alumbaugh, both in Topeka; a sister, Lorene Watson, Watsonville, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

Memorial services at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home will follow private graveside services at Memorial Park Cemetery. Relatives and friends will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Anderson, Stacy Linnea 1971-1990

FREMONT, Neb. - Services will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Salem Lutheran Church here for Stacy Linnea Anderson, 18 Fremont, Neb. She died of carbon monoxide poisoning Feb. 20, 1990, at her home.

Miss Anderson was a student at the University of Nebraska. She was born July 18, 1971, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of LaRue and Elaine Anderson.

She was graduated in 1989 from Fremont High School where she was active in the Spanish club and Future Business Leaders of America.

Miss Anderson was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Fremont, Neb.

Survivors include her father, LaRue Anderson, Omaha, Neb.; her mother and stepfather, Elaine and John Grothusen, Fremont, Neb.; grandparents, Verl Smith and LaVern Anderson, both of Osage City, Kan.; a step brother, Michael Grothusen, Philadelphia, Pa.; and a stepsister, Sherry Tamerius, Lawrence, Kan.

Burial will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Osage City Cemetery in Osage City, Kan. Memorial contributions may be made to Salem Lutheran Church or to Adult Children of Alcoholics, both in Fremont. Lattin-Dugan-Chambers Funeral Home in Fremont is in charge of arrangements.

Anderson, Herman 1849-1925

Herman Anderson was born in Sweden on August 17th, 1849 and passed away at his home in Peterton last Wednesday, February 4th, having reached the age of 75 years, 5 months and 17 days. He was married to Miss Emma Carlson on August 26th, 1877. The young couple emigrated to America two years later, coming directly to Osage City; here they made their home until 13 years ago when they moved to Peterton. Mr. Anderson was a carpenter by trade.

He is survived by his widow and four of the five children who were born to this union. All who survive him live in the neighborhood of Osage City; Oscar Anderson, Mrs. Lutwig Johnson, Carl Anderson and Miss Hilma Anderson are the surviving children. eight grandchildren remain. His sister Mrs. John Eastburg of Los Angeles, Calif. and one brother, Adolph Johnson of Idaho Falls, Idaho, are the other near relations who he leaves.

The funeral services were held on Friday afternoon at the Swedish Mission church with the Reverends Anderson and Matthew H. Arnold officiating. "Published: 2-12-1925"

Anderson, Marie Ohrn 1872-1935


Marie Ohrn was born in Wermland, Sweden, December 13, 1872, the second daughter of Reverend and Mrs. Nils Ohrn. She came with her parents to America in 1831, locating in Moingonia, Iowa, where the family resided for about seven years, moving to Osage City, Kans., in 1888, where she became a member of the Swedish Mission church.

She was united in marriage to Mr. Harvey Anderson of Osage City July 1, 1897, and after a short stay in Oklahoma returned to Osage City, where they made their home until 1912, when they moved to Topeka.

She passed away in Topeka on Wednesday, April 10, 1935. Funeral services were held from the Wall-Diffenderfer funeral home Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, and a short service was also held at the grave, Rev. C. L. Stager of Topeka officiating. Interment was in the Swedish cemetery at Osage City.

Mrs. Anderson lived a life of usefulness and was always thoughtful of others. her many deed of kindness will long be remembered. She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband, Harvey Anderson and daughter, Alfarata, of Topeka; one sister, Mrs. John W. Larson, of Minden Mines, Mo., and two brothers, Gus E. Ohrn of Benton Harbor, Mich., and N. Richard Ohrn of Osage City, and numberless friends and relatives.

The Pall bearers were August Olson, Adolph Nettleblade, Emanuel Nettleblade, Guss Webb, Charley Anderson and Emil Adolphson.

Those accompanying the body to Osage City for burial were Harvey Anderson and daughter, Alfarata, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Swayer, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Granger, Mr. and Mrs. T.H. Hahn, Mrs. Hugh O'Brien, Mrs. Freda Parkinson, Mrs. Charles Fager, Mrs. Clara Jackson, Mrs. Harry Kirk, Mrs. L. H. McCutcheon, Miss Ethel Sloan and Mr. and Mrs. John Anderson, all of Topeka; Mrs. John W. Larson, of Minden Mines, Mo. "Published 4-15-1935"

Ariz, Bertha 1880-1895

Last Friday morning, after an illness of over five months, Bertha, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. W.B. Artz, of this city, passed over into the great beyond. Her age was 14 years, 6 months and 15 days.

Bertha was a child who had secured a firm hold on the hearts of her parents. She was their only child, and having been sick so much, she was really nearer to them than she would otherwise have been. All the hopes and aspirations of her parents were centered in her, and now that she is gone, aching hearts are the result.

The last, time Bertha was out, was when she took part, with her usual ability, in the program rendered last Christmas night in the M.E. church. She was taken sick soon after, and had been very near death many times since.

These are indeed sad occasions when death robs us of our dear ones, and these trials would be unbearable but for the hope of the hereafter, and for the comforting thought that He who doeth all things well controls the force which guides our destinies.

The funeral took place from the family residence Sunday afternoon. The services were very short, and were conducted by Rev.'s Mayor and Cunningham. the bereaved parents have the sympathy of all in this hour of sorrow. Note: Artz, Bertha F, b. 2 Nov 1880, d. 17 May 1895

Adams, Catherine-1885

Death of Mrs. Adams.

Our readers will regret to learn of the death of Mrs. Catherine Adams, which occurred at her home in this city on Sunday morning last. Her death was very unexpected, she having been ill only a day or two. The remains were interred in the Burlingame cemetery Monday morning at ten o'clock, Rev. V.M. King and Rev. Lawrence officiating. Mrs. Adams was the mother of Mr. Charles F. Adams and Mrs. R. F. Playford, of this city. She was sixty-seven years of age. "published: 6-11-1885"

Allison, William 1854-1939

The community was saddened last Thursday morning to learn that William Allison had passed away Wednesday evening Mr. Allison had suffered a stroke of paralysis about a week before, from which he never regained consciousness.

William Allison, son of Mary and William Allison, was born near Dresden, Canada in March 1854, and departed this life Feb. 8, 1939, at the advanced age of 85 years, at his home in Lyndon, Kansas.

He came with his father and other members of the family to Kansas in 1868, the family settling in Osage county, near Lyndon, when his father run the mill on Salt Creek.

He was united in marriage to Miss Henrietta Elizabeth Plowman on Dec. 5, 1876, and to this union five children were born, four daughters, May, Della, Grace and Edna, and one son John Orange. Three daughters preceded him in death.

Mr. Allison lived a long and useful life and spent his time on the farm until a few year ago, when advanced age and failing health caused him to move to town, where he and his good wife might spend the remaining days of their life in less active work. Aside from farming, he was also a carpenter and did considerable carpenter work along with his farm work and since moving to Lyndon, worked at his trade some of the time.

Mr. and Mrs. Allison had the joy of a long and happy married life and the unusual privilege of living together for 62 years, before either of them were called to give up their companion.

While not a member of any church, Mr. Allison was always interested in the church and its activities and had done a lot of carpenter work and repair work on the local Baptist church. He was a man of sterling qualities, always known to be upright and honest in his dealings with his fellowmen. he was a kind and loving husband and father, a good neighbor and a friend to all with whom he came in contact, and shall we say with the poet, "He was content to live by the side of the road and be a friend to man."

He is survived by his wife and daughter, Grace of the home address, and his son John O. of St. Charles, Mo., a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, besides many other relatives and a host of friends who will mourn his passing.

Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock from the Baptist church with Rev. Erickson officiating, and the interment was made in the Lyndon cemetery.

Allen, John A 1853-1935

John August Allen

For Many Years a Resident of this County. Passed Away April 3.

John August Allen was born in Wadstena, Sweden, on May 5, 1853, and departed this life April 3, 1835, aged 81 years, 10 months and 28 days.

He came to America in 1873, locating in Rockford, Ill. From there he went to St. Mary's, Kans., on January 8, 1880. On September 21, 1831, he was united in marriage to Hannah S. Sanders, who passed away nineteen years ago. They located on a farm near Rossville, Kans., later moving to the farm five miles east of Osage City, where he lived until the time of his death. He lived an active, useful life, as long as his strength would permit. he was a kind husband and father.

To this union were born four children, one daughter, Mrs. N.H. Lines, of Meridian, Idaho, and three sons, Albert, of Grand Valley, Colo., George, of Lyndon, Kans., and Clarence, with whom he made his home. He also leaves seven grandchildren and one great grandchild, besides a host of relatives and friends. His only sister, Mrs. Anna Peterson, still lives at Kirkland, Ill.

Funeral services were held from the Methodist church in Osage City on Monday afternoon, April 8, at 2:00 o'clock, the Rev. O.W. Zeidler having charge of the services. The minister used a portion of the 91st and 23rd Psalms for his discourse of comforting words to the bereaved relatives. Mrs. Ralph Doty and Miss Ethel Thompson sang "Rock of Ages" and "Abide With Me." burial was made in the Swedish cemetery.

Those attending the funeral from out of town were Mrs. N.H. Lines, of Meridian, Idaho; Frank Faurbach, Maple Hill, Kans.; Mr. and Mrs. August Allen and Charles Allen and family, St. Mary's, Kans.; George Allen and family of Lyndon; Mr. and Mrs. Norton Sanders, Clarence Sanders and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sanders, of Miller. "published: 4-10-1935"

Anderson, Oscar F. 1880-1955

Oscar F. Anderson Dies

Oscar Frank Anderson son of Herman and Emma Anderson was born in Osage City on March 23, 1880. He departed this life on September 10, 1955 at the age of 75 years, 5 months and 17 days, 5 months and 17 days.

On November 29, 1917 he was married to Amelia Martin Vialle.

While a young man he was baptized in a Lutheran church. Early in life he began work as a carpenter and continued in that work right up to the last day of his earthly life.

He was a devoted husband, and a kind, considerate father to his three step children. He was admired and loved by all who knew him, and his sudden death was a shock to his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Hilma and Ellen. He leaves to mourn his passing his faithful wife and companion, Amelia; his three step children; Aline (Mrs. Cark Bergquist) and Louis Vialle of Osage City and Juliet (Mrs. Howard Plackett) of Kansas City, Mo.; one brother, Carl of Valley Falls, Kansas; also six grandchildren, three great grandchildren, a nephew and nieces.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Arthur B. Coole conducting the services. Mr. Ellis Swarts sang two hymns "Does Jesus Care", and "Back of the Clouds".

Mrs. R. P. Latimer was the organist accompanist.

Burial was made in the Union cemetery.

The casket bearers were the nephews of Mr. Anderson and were Harold Johnson, Charles Johnson, Bennie Johnson, Elmer Johnson, Floyd Johnson and Norman Anderson.

Anderson, Raymond

OSAGE CITY- Raymond Anderson 57, Osage City died Monday in a rest home here. He had been ill most of his life.

He was born May 16, 1914, Miller in Lyon County and spent most of his life in the Osage City community.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Irene Hamler, Osage City and a brother, Gene Anderson, Tulsa.

Services will be at 2:30 Wednesday at McElfresh Mortuary at Osage City. Burial will be in Union Cemetery at Osage City. "Note: died Oct 18, 1971"

Anderson, Amelia (Martin) 1891-1964

Mrs. Amelia Anderson, daughter of Peter and Franceline Martin, was born May 30, 1891 in Osage City. She died March 16, 1964 at the age of seventy-two years at her home in Osage City.

In 1908 she was married to Regis Vialle. He preceded her in death in 1916. Four children were born to this union, one of which died in infancy. The three surviving children are: Mrs. Aline Bergquist, Osage City; Mrs. Juliet Plackett, Prairie Village; and Louis Vialle, Osage City.

In 1917 she wed Oscar Anderson who died in 1955.

Also surviving are one sister Mrs. Horace Averill, Los Angeles, California, six grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

A lifelong resident of Osage City, Mrs. Anderson was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the Women's Relief Corp.

Funeral services were held Thursday, March 18, at the Presbyterian Church conducted by the Rev. Harold Jensen. Soloist Ellis Swarts accompanied by Mrs. Charles McSpadden, sang "I've Done My Work" and "The Old Rugged Cross."

Casket bearers were Ferman Martin, Jules Martin, Eugene Didier, Harold Johnson, Russell Marriott, and Ralph Gamba.

Burial was in the Union Cemetery.

Relatives from out of town who attended the services were Mrs. Virginia Glbound, Mrs. Frances Simonette, Frank Guilou, Eugene Vialle, and Emil Vialle, of of Lexington, Missouri; Mrs. Emil Didler and family of Newton; Mr. and Mrs. Eli Clavell, Ottawa; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Thornburg, Gail Adolph, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Anderson, all of Valley Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Gene Cellier, Leavenworth; Mrs. Harvey Griqui, Pomona; Mrs. Myrtle Cox and Ernest Jacob, Reading; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hammond and family, Eugene Didler, and Miss Donna Vialle, Topeka; Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Vialle, Denver, Colorado; Marvin Vialle, Manhattan and Jules Martin, Burlingame.

Anderson, Jack W. 1910-1988

OSAGE CITY-Jack W. Anderson, 77, Osage City, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 1988, at an Osage City nursing home.

Mr. Anderson worked with his father in the Anderson Dry Goods store in Osage City. He also was a livestock salesman before he purchased the Anderson Shoe store in Osage City. He later worked for Ray Beers Clothing Co., in Topeka before he retired.

He was born Sept. 15, 1910, at Osage City, the son of Charles and Bessie Calihan Anderson. He spent most of his live in Osage City.

He attended Osage City schools and Emporia state University.

Mr. Anderson was a member of the Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce and the First United Methodist Church all of Osage City.

He was married to Verna Swanson Sept. 5, 1932 at Stotler. She died Jan 6, 1972. He also was preceded in death by infant twin daughters, Janice and Judith Anderson.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Jackie Fink, Topeka; a son, Charles Anderson, Dallas, Texas; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Private graveside services will be in Rapp Cemetery five miles west of Osage City. Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Osage City. The casket will remain closed.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church in Osage City. Crable Funeral Chapel in Osage City is in charge of arrangements.

Schoonover, Ethel -1891-1990

Ethel Schoonover, 98, of the Golden Years Care Services, 2001 Jefferson Parkway, Harrisonville, died July 25, 1990, at Cass Medical Center, Harrisonville.

She was born near Scranton, Kansas, and lived in Valley Falls, Kansas, Houston, and Burlingame, Kansas before moving to Harrisonville, in 1943.

Mrs. Schoonover was a member of the United Methodist Church, Harrisonville. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and was a Gold Star Mother.

Survivors include two sons, Verne E. Schoonover, Fall River, Mass., and Derrel F. Schoonover, Olney, Texas; four daughters, Letha Bolton, Burlingame, Helen Northup and Myrtle Langford of Branson, MO., and Louetta I. Ball, Springdale, Ark.; two sisters, Stella Briggs and Opal Black of Osage City, Kansas; 24 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Saturday in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville. The family suggest contributions to the Cass Medical Center Foundation.

Gibaud, Victor 1871-1916

Vialle, Regis 1883-1916

Victor Gibaud and Regis Vialle, two brothers lost their lives at the Carlson Mine in this city last Thursday morning when the top building of the Carlson mine burned. It is the worst disaster that ever occurred in the mines of the Osage County coal field.

Victor Gibaud was born the 8th of January, 1871 and died at the age of 45 years, 11 months and 8 days.

Regis Vialle was born the 20th day of May, 1883, and died at the age of 33 years, 7 months and 8 days.

They left Vals-les-Bains Ardeche, France, for the America in November 1984, with their mother. A brother Eugene Vialle and a sister, Mrs. Louise Cellier, and arrived at Osage City, the 15th day of December 1894, to join their brother Henry Gibaud, who had been residing there for two years at the time.

The family made their home in Osage City and they have been living in this town ever since.

Victor Gibaud was married to Mrs. Angela Giorza the 10th of December 1898, and to this union one child was born.

Regis Vialle was united in marriage to Miss Aemelia Martin, of this city in January 1908. Four children were born of this union, three girls and a boy, three of the children are living, and one, a girl, died last spring when a month old.

Victor Gibaud leaves to survive him his wife, his son, Appolin whose age is 15 years and two step sons and two step daughters.

Regis Vialle is survived by his wife, two daughters, Aline aged 8 years, Juliette 6years and a son Louis 3 years old.

They also survived by their two brothers, Henry Giband and Eugene Vialle and their sister, Mrs. Henry Cellier.

Two deceased brothers were two good fathers and very kind to their family and very industrious and active workers.

They sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereft families during this sad and trying time.

The funeral was held from the Gibaud home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with Rev. Johnson of the Presbyterian church officiating and the funeral party, one of the largest ever held in this county followed the remains to the South cemetery where the interment was made. The Redman lodge of which they were both members marched in a body to the cemetery and also the Miners of the different Osage City mines attended the body.

Those who attended the funeral from out of town were: Adolph Giorza, Americus Giorza, Lexington, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. John Perona, Centerville, Iowa, Herman Biretta, and Mr. and Mrs. Quinto Marchetti; Alfred Giorza of Lexington, Mo., and John Columbus of Burlingame, Kansas.
Obit: 2 Jan 1917-OCPO

On the 29th of December 1916, there occurred a very sand disaster in the S. J. Carlson Mine, where by two brothers members of Local Union No. 1009, U.M.W. of A., Victor Gibaud, aged 45 and Regis Vialle, aged 33 lost their lives by being suffocated in said mine.

Harold E. "Shorty" Neely 1923- 1988

Harold Eugene "Shorty" Neely, 65, Topeka, passed away Oct. 3, 1988, at a Topeka hospital.

Mr. Neely was a maintenance worker at the former Shawnee County Fairgrounds before he retired. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

He was born April 14, 1923, in Oakland, Ks., the son of George and Myrtle Matney Neely.

Mr. Neely was a member of the American Legion.

Several nieces and nephews survive.

Services will be at 1 p.m., Thurs., Oct 6, at Parker-Price Mortuary, Topeka. North Post No. 400 of the American Legion in Topeka, will conduct graveside services at Scranton Cemetery in Scranton.

Neely, Amelia Gruner 1855-1925

Amelia Gruner was born in Germany, December 7th, 1855 and passed away at the home of her son, Sam Sunday, Nov. 15, 1925, t the age of 70 years, 11 months and 22 days.

In childhood with her parents she moved to Illinois and at the age of 20 was married to Frank Neely. To this union were born five children, all of whom are living. She has left to mourn her loss an aged husband, four sons and one daughter. George and Frank of Topeka; Sam of Osage City; Amos of Scranton; and Mrs Robert Harrison of Carbondale; twenty-two grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Published 11-19-1925

Smith, Alice Neely 1902-1923

Alice Neely was born April 20, 1902. Died at her home nine miles northeast of Osage City, Kansas, July 27, 1923. Age 21 years, 3 months, and 7 days.

She was marriage to Mr. William Smith November 15, 1920. Two them were born two children. The younger of whom died in infancy.

Mrs. Smith was a loving wife and mother. She suffered much before her death.

She leaves to mourn her going, her husband, and daughter, Sarah Myrtle who will be two years old in September. She also leaves her father and mother. Mr. and Mrs. George Neely of Topeka, Kansas; three brothers Clarence, Raymond and Harold; and four sisters, Ruth, Grace and Ruby of Topeka, also Mrs. Samuel Hoyt of Osage City; and her grandfather and mother, Neely of Scranton, Kansas; and her grandmother; Matney of Peterton; beside other relatives and a host of friends.

Tell me, my secret soul.,
O, tell me Hope and Faith,
Is there no rest place
From sorrow, sin and death?
Is there no happy spot
Where mortals may be blessed;
Where grief may find a balm,
And weariness a rest?
Faith, Hope and Love.
Best boons to mortals gives,
Waved their bright wings, and whispered.
"Yes - in Haven!"

The funeral services were conducted at the home of Mr. Sandy Smith by Rev. T.A. Nichols, pastor of the Methodist church. The Methodist quartette with Miss Rudy Dews at the organ furnished music.

The body was laid to rest in Osage City cemetery. Published 7-27-1923

Schoonover, Marshall 1821-1907

Last Monday at 2 pm the funeral of Marshall Schoonover father of Mrs. Jo Burkhardt was conducted from their home, five miles west of Scranton. He was born in Randolph Co, WVA May 17, 1821 and died Jan 26, aged 86 years 9 months and 22 days. He came to this state in 1879. For forty years he was a member of the Methodist church and was known to say that he was only waiting for the messenger to come for him for he was ready to go. He was the father of 10 children, six of whom survived him. For 20 years he has made his home with his daughter Mrs. Burkhardt and will be missed greatly by them. A large number attended the funeral and went to Highland Cemetery where the body was laid to rest. "Published 2-1-1907"


Mrs. Delphia A. Burkhardt, 79, a resident of Kansas many years, who died in a Topeka hospital Monday, was born in Beverly, W. Va., October 25, 1862, came to Kansas with her parents in her early teens and lived in the vicinity of Scranton until coming to Topeka a short time ago. Mrs. Burkhardt was a member of the Scranton Methodist church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Burke, of Topeka and Mrs. Ora Duke of Cottonwood Falls; five sons, E. A. Burkhardt, Topeka; Freeman Burkhardt, of Scranton; Harvey Burkhardt, Los Angeles; Floyd Burkhardt, Corpus Christi, Texas; and Walter Burkhardt, Eugene, Ore.; three brothers, Draper Schoonover of Marietta, Ohio and C.A. Schoonover of Missouri and Lorenzo Schoonover of Atchison; twelve grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Penwell's Funeral home. Burial was in the Highland cemetery at Scranton-Topeka Capital. "Published: 1-1-1942"

Tucker, Rachel 1881-1967


Mrs. Rachel C. Tucker, 86, Eskridge died Saturday a Garnet nursing home where she had been the past three years.

She was born June 11, 1881 at Maple Hill and spent most of her life in the Maple Hill and Eskridge communities. She was a member of the Methodist Church at Eskridge.

Survivors include two sons, Virgil Tucker, Kincaid and Melvin Tucker, Eskridge a daughter Mrs. Mary Wilson, Garnett; three sister Mrs. Myrtle Beach, Maple Hill, Mrs Lotte Wells, Choteau, Mont,. And Mrs. Retta Cone, Los Angles Calif, a brother Joe Young, Long Beach Calif., eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Services were Monday at the Eskridge Methodist Church. Burial was in the Eskridge Cemetery. "Published 26 July 1967"

Tucker, Susanne M Jenkins 1883-1957

Mrs. W. W. Tucker

Buried Thursday

Funeral services were held Thursday of last week for Mrs. Susanne Maude Tucker, 74, a sister of Mrs. G.A. Epp of Burlingame. Rev. Paul Davis and Rev. Lee Lohmeyer officiated at the Methodist church in Osage City. Burial was in Scranton cemetery.

Mrs. Tucker was born Feb. 4, 1883, in Osage City and was a member of the United Brethren church. She died Nov. 11 at her home in Osage City. She was married July 4, 1901, to William W. Tucker in Eskridge.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Alta M. Poffenberger residing in Italy at present; two sons, John W. Tucker of Seattle, Wash., and Lawrence E. Tucker of Scranton; two sisters Mrs. Pearl St. Louis of Osage City and Mrs. Mable P. Epp of Burlingame; also six grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Published: 11-21-1957

Mrs. William Tucker Called in Death

Mrs. Susanne Maude Tucker, who suffered a fracture of the hip four years ago last October, and has been in poor health since that time, suffering a cerebral hemorrhage about five weeks ago, passed away at her home in Osage City, Monday evening about 7:50 p.m.

Mrs. Tucker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs John D. Jenkins was born in Osage City, Kansas, February 4, 1883, and had attained the age of 74 years, 9 months and 7 days.

She is survived by her husband, William Tucker, of the home; two sons, John W. of Seattle, Wash., and Lawrence E, of Scranton; one daughter, Mrs Alta Poffenberger, of Italy; four sisters, Mrs. Pearl St. Louis, Osage City; Mrs. Mabel Epp, of Burlingame, six grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Osage City Methodist church with burial in the Scranton Cemetery.
Published: 10-13-1957

Tucker, William W 1828 - 1897

William Tucker was born at Springfield, Illinois on June 28 1828. In the year 1884 he left his native state for Iowa settling there at the age of six when that state was a territory. In 1808 they moved to Jefferson county, Kansas, and lived there till 1884, when he came to Wilmington. He died at half after nine o'clock, Wednesday, February 3, 1897 of stomach trouble.

The funeral was held at the Hopewell church, Friday, February 5, at eleven o'clock, Rev. J.N. Gallaher of Argentine presented the sermon.

Mrs. Tucker remains to mourn for a devoted companion of many years.

Mr. Tucker also leaves eight children, thirty-six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The surviving sons and daughters are Rev. J.N. Tucker, J.S. Tucker, W. A. Tucker and Mrs. John Vosbinder and Mrs. James Duncan of Williamson, Jefferson County, Mrs. Thomas Kyle of Aspin, Colorado, and Mrs. A. Williamson of Leadville, Colorado. (The copy of this obit was not clearly legible so tried my best to get it all.) Published 10 Feb 1897

Tucker, Beulah Aletha Neely 1907-1988

Services were at 10 a.m. July 9, at the United Methodist Church in Scranton, for Mrs. Beulah Aletha Tucker, 81, Scranton. She passed away Wednesday, July 6, 1988, at a Topeka hospital.

She was born June 13, 1907, at Scranton, the daughter of Amos and Jessie Schoonover Neely. She grew up in the Carbondale and Scranton communities. After her marriage, she and her husband lived and farmed in the Scranton Community.

She married Lawrence E. Tucker, June 15, 1926, in Topeka. He died January 6, 1971. She as was preceded in death by a sister Laura May Rowe, who passed away in 1932.

Survivors include three sons, Donald G Tucker, Topeka, Dean E Tucker, Carbondale, and Duane E Tucker, Fairborn, Ohio; two daughters, Dolores M Hurt, Newtown, Missouri, and Dorothy I White, Scranton; a sister, Thelma Berger, Bellflower, California; 17 Grandchildren; five step grandchildren; and 29 great grandchildren.

Burial was in Scranton Cemetery. Carey Funeral Home, Burlingame, was in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Scranton United Methodist Church, Scranton, Kansas 66537.

Tucker, Lawrence E 1905-1971

Scranton-Lawrence E Tucker, 65, Scranton, died Wednesday in a Topeka hospital.

He was born Sept. 17, 1905, in Eskridge, and had lived in Scranton since he was 9 years old.

He was a farmer.

He was married June 15, 1926, to Beulah Neely. She survives at home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Delores Hurt, Newtown, Mo., and Mrs. Dorothy Reed, Scranton; three sons, Donald G Tucker, 1915 Cheyenne Road, Topeka; Dean E Tucker, Carbondale, and Duane E Tucker, Fairborn, Ohio; a sister Mrs. John Poffenberger, Fort Meade, Md.; a brother, John W. Tucker, Arlington, Wash,, and 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Scranton Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Scranton Cemetery.

Barraclough, Walter 1876-1942

Walter Barraclough, 65, of route 7, Topeka, who was visiting at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Homer Klann, died unexpectedly Thursday following a heart attack. He had been in ill health for some time. He was born in Scranton, July 10, 1876, and made his home in Lecompton for several years ago. He was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist church.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Fladella Barraclough, of the home, two daughters, Mrs. Holmer Klamm, and Mrs. Pearl Rogers, Topeka; five sons, Floyd Barraclough, Topeka; James Barraclough and Harold Barraclough of the home; Emmett Barraclough, Camp Polk, La., and Carl Barraclough, Enid, Okla., one brother, Edward Barraclough, Scranton; four sisters, Mrs. Salina Mattigan, Mrs. Alice Scoefield, Mrs. Frances Bryden and Mrs. Mary Jackson, Topeka, and 12 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at Penwell's Chapel Saturday afternoon. Burial was in Memorial Park cemetery. Published: 4-30-1942

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