OSAGE COUNTY, KANSAS
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Schrader, Claud W. 1901-1971
Funeral services for Claud W. Schrader, 70, Olivet
were held June 12 at the Olivet United Methodist Church. He passed away June 10, 1971, at his home. Mr. Schrader
was born March 25, 1901, at Olivet, where he spent his life as a farmer. He was a member of the Olivet United Methodist
Church. He was married in 1927 to Halcie Small, who survives at home. Other survivors include a son, Delbert Shrader,
Collegeville, Pa.; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Seetin, Coffeville, and Mrs. Alice Roberson, Kansas City, Ks.; eight
grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Burial was in Alpine Cemetery near Olivet.
Russel Ray Schrader, the son of William R. and
Ethel Lafferty Schrader, was burn May 30, 1913, at Olivet, and passed away October 19, 1971, at his farm at Olivet
at the age of 58 years. Russell had lived in the Olivet community all of his life and awas an active member of
the Lebo-Olivet Larger Parish of the United Methodist Church. He married Ruth A. Parry March 28, 1938, at Emporia,
and she survives of the home. He is also survived by a son, Bill Schrader, of RR#2, Lebo, 2 grandchildren; a sister,
Mrs. Elbert (Anna Mae) Rouland, Osage City, and a brother, Orville Schrader of Beota. Funeral services for Russel
R Schrader were held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Olivet United Methodist Church. The Rev. Patrick Freeman conducted
the services, Mrs. Herbert Niles and Mrs. Margaret Garard sang, accompanied by Mrs. K.R. Hunter. Casketbearers
were Herbert Niles, Irving Niles, Russell Booth, Russell Thorne, Harvey Standiferd and Phil George. Burial was
in the Alpine Cemetery, Olivet.
Homer L. Schrader, 76, Osage City, passed away
Nov. 27, 1982, at an Emporia hospital. He was born Aug. 18, 1906, near Olivet, the son of Edward and Eva Dodge
Schrader. Mr. Schrader was a farmer and stockman in the Osage community most of his life. He was a member of the
First Presbyterian Church, Osage City, Board of Trustees for the church, and he received the Kansas Bankers Award
for Soil Conservation in 1980. Mr. Schrader married Helen Irene Markley on Aug. 27, 1927, in Lyndon. She survives
at the home. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Eva Lee Alvis, Vassar and Margaret L. Schrader, Corpus Christi,
Tex.; three sons, Leroy Schrader and Wayne Schrader, both of Osage City and Stephen Schrader, Madison; 18 grandchildren
and 15 great grandchildren. Services were at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 30, at the First Presbyterian Church at Osage City.
Burial was in Osage City Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Kansas Heart Association in care of the
funeral home. Crable Funeral Chapel, Osage City, was in charge of arrangements.
KANSAS CITY, Kan.-Luella Barrett, 81, died Wednesday,
Dec. 13, 1995 at her daughter's home in Kansas City. She was born Nov. 8, 1914, at Richland, the daughter of Jesse
T. and Zona Vitt Musick. Mrs. Barrett was a charter member of the Modern Mrs. Home Extension Unit. She married
Marion G. Barrett. He died in 1985. Survivors include a daughter, Marian Vassar, Kansas City, Kan.; a sister, Ines
Vail, Osage City; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. Services were Saturday
at Porter Funeral Home at Kansas City, Kan. Burial was at Chapel Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made
to Kansas City Hospice, 1625 W. 92nd Kansas City, Mo. 64114.
CARBONDALE-Jocelyn Wilma Barton, 61, Carbondale,
died Sunday, April 30, 1995. She was born April 18, 1934, the daughter of James William and Pearl Barlow Brooks.
She attended schools in Georgia and Florida. She lived in Carbondale since 1965. She was a member of the Baptist
Church in Carbondale. She was married to Richard Gene Barton on June 27, 1957, in Sioux City, Iowa. He died Feb.
2, 1975. Survivors include a daughter, Marthea Tremblay, Scranton; two sons, James H. Barton, Topeka and Richard
A. Barton, Carbondale; three brothers, Douglas A. Brooks, Blountville, Tenn., James B. Brooks, Shreveport, La.,
and Donald E. Brooks, Carbondale; four sisters, Helen J. Booth, Tulsa, Laura Ann Naughton, Fort Myers, Fla., Leota
McComb, Topeka, and Linda S. Starkebaum, Hoyt; a half-sister, Marjorie Brooks, Kissimmee, Fla.; eight grandchildren;
and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Carbondale Cemetery, under
the direction of the Greenwood-Roberts Funeral Home in Overbrook.
WILLIAMSBURG-Verrilla Basel, 85, died Tuesday,
June 6, 1995, at an Ottawa hospital. Mrs. Basel and her husband farmed. She was born May 12, 1910, in Quenemo,
the daughter of Jess Porter and Cora McCurdy. She was graduated from Quenemo High School in 1927. Mrs. Basel was
a member of Williamsburg United Methodist Church and Sadana Chapter No. 194 of the Order of the Eastern Star in
Willamsburg where she was past matron. She was married to Victor O. Base on June 25, 1933, in Topeka. He died in
1982. Survivors include a son, Ralph Basel, Williamsburg, and four grandsons. Services were 2 p.m. Friday at the
Williamsburg United Methodist Church. Burial was at Mount Hope Cemetery in Williamsburg. Dengel and Son Mortuary
in Ottawa was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Williamsburg United Methodist
Church and sent in care of the mortuary.
Robert E. Needels, 71, Sun City, a former Kansan,
died Saturday in a Sun City hospital. He had a heart attack. Mr. Needels formerly lived at Osage City where he
was president of Citizens State Bank before he retired in 1970. He was born Sept. 10, 1906, at Hartford in Lyon
Country, Kan., and lived at Osage City many years before he moved to Arizona. He was married to the former Beatrice
Coppie of Waverly. She survives. Other survivors include a son, Duane Needels, Oklahoma City, Okla.; a daughter,
Mrs. Evelyn Chappel, Topeka; seven grandchildren and a great granddaughter. Cremation followed Mr. Needels' death.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Lakeview United Methodist Church at Sun City. Menke Funeral Home
at Sun City, was in charge of arrangements. "Died 8-26-1978"
Mrs. Coda S. Nicolay, 87, Topeka, died Thursday,
Dec.24, 1987, at a Topeka hospital where she was admitted Dec. 9. Mrs. Nicolay worked at Sunflower Ordnance Plant
at De Soto during World War II. She also was a nurse's aide at Hilltop Nursing Home in Lyndon and Brookwood Care
Center and the Samaritan Home both in Topeka, before she retired. She was born July 25, 1900, at Lyndon, the daughter
of Ernest J. and Emma Elizabeth Soxman Burnett. She lived in the Lyndon and Quenemo communities before she moved
to Topeka in 1967. Mrs. Nicolay was a member of Lowman United Methodist Church and a former member of Capitola
Rebekah Lodge at Quenemo. A daughter, Betty Nicolay, preceded her in death. Survivors include three daughters,
Mrs. Dorothy Jean Clinkscales, Houston, Texas, Mrs. Eula Mae Wenger, Topeka, and Mrs. Velma Marie Bisel, Lakeland,
Fla.; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel at Lowman
United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Lyndon Cemetery. Mrs. Nicolay will lie in state from 9 a.m. today until
10 a.m. Saturday at Tibbitts-Griffin Highland Chapel and later at the church. Memorial contributions may be made
to Lowman United Methodist Church, 4000 Drury Lane, 66604. "12-24-1987"
Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at United Methodist
Church in Lyndon for Frank Edward Duffey, 95, Lyndon, a former Waverly resident who died Wednesday at a Lyndon
nursing home. He had lived at the home for four years. He was born Jan. 16 1884, at Quenemo the son of M.D. and
Alida Jane Hull Duffey. Mr. Duffey was a retired farmer. He was married to Amy M. Kline March 1, 1933, at Ottawa.
She survives. Other survivors include a brother, Albert E. Duffey, Osage City. Burial was in Melvern Cemetery west
of Melvern. Jones Funeral Home, Waverly was in charge of arrangements. "Journal Free Press 1 Aug. 1979"
Mrs. Lulu M. Allegre, 79, Lebo, died Thursday at
a Waverly nursing home. She was born May 29, 1900 at Norman, Okla. She lived in Lebo since 1926. Mrs. Allegre was
a member of Lebo United Methodist Church and Lebo Chapter of American Legion Auxiliary. She was married to Kenneth
M. Allegre July 30, 1922, at Wichita. He died May 5, 1964. Survivors include a son, Jack Allegre, Lebo, and four
grandchildren. Services were at 4 pm Saturday at Lebo United Methodist Church. Burial was in Lincoln Cemetery,
Lebo. Jones Funeral Home, Lebo was in charge of arrangements. "Journal Free Press 1 Aug. 1979"
John William Beck, 74, Topeka, died Monday, Aug.
5, 1996, at a Topeka hospital. Mr. Beck was a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving in World War II. Mr. Beck
was the owner of Beck Lumber Co., in Burlingame. He was born July 7, 1922, at Dwight, the son of Elmer Theodore
and Clara Catherine Voegele Beck. He graduated from the University of Kansas in 1948. He was a member of the Sigma
Chi fraternity, a 50-year member of the Dwight Masonic Lodge, past president of the Kansas State Lumberman's Association,
a member of the First State Bank of Burlingame's Board of Directors and the Federated Church of Burlingame. He
married Barbara Hafner July 3, 1938, in Kansas City, Mo. She survives. Other survivors include one daughter, Lorena
M. Beck, Park City, Utah; two sons, John W. Beck, Jr., Tempe, Ariz., and Kenley V. Beck, Prairie Village; one sister,
Betty Beck Favreau, Overland Park; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the
Countryside United Methodist Church, Topeka. Burial will be in Dwight Cemetery. He will lie in state after 5:30
p.m. this evening at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, where visitation will be until 7:30 p.m. tonight. Memorial contributions
may be made to the Rotary Club and sent in care of First State Bank, Burlingame or Countryside United Methodist
Church, 3221 S.W. Burlingame Rd., Topeka, 66611.
OSAGE CITY- Maxine Mary Lee Bowers, 68, Osage City,
died Tuesday, July 23, 1996, at an Osage City nursing home. Mrs. Bowers was a hairdresser and also had been a waitress
and cashier. She was born Sept. 14, 1927, at Hill City, the daughter of George B. and Iva Grace Hebert Thompson.
She was reared at Webster and had lived at Allen before she moved to Osage City. Survivors, include three daughters,
Vonda Paylow, Denver, Velma McConnell, Osage City, and Donna Crippen, Admire; two sons, James Delaney, Princeton
and Donald Dowers, Quenemo; two sisters, Gladys Northup, Stockton and Darlene Hocker, Port Neuches, Texas; a brother,
Forrest Thompson, Reno, Nev.; and 10 grandchildren. Private family services will be conducted later. Memorial contributions
may be made to Midland Hospice Care at Ottawa and sent in care of Crable Funeral Chapel at Osage City.
Ruth C. Barnes, 85, formerly of Carbondale, died
Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at a Topeka nursing home. Mrs. Barnes had taught school and worked in the Atlas Missile
Site at Allen and the DuPont Cellophane Plant in Tecumseh. She taught language arts in Osage City Junior High School
until she retired. She earlier had taught a Virgil and Quincy before she moved to Osage City in 1941. She taught
private voice lessons in Osage City. She was born Dec. 17, 1911, in Hallowell, the daughter of David Ira and Leo
Spieth Beamer. She was graduated from Wamego High School and Baker University at Baldwin City. She also completed
graduate work at the University of Kansas. Mrs. Barnes was a member of the Marshall Club and of First United Methodist
Church, where she sang in the choir. She married Richard K. "Dick" Barnes on Nov. 9, 1935, in Newkirk,
Okla. He died Oct. 25, 1967. Survivors include two daughters, Patty Spreer, Stackton, Calif., and Jean Ommerle,
New York City; a son, Don Barnes, Wakarusa; four sisters, Helen Dee, Rockwell City, Iowa, Ester Richert and Elizabeth
Egan, both of Bloomington, Ind., and Beth Dimond, Matthews, N.C.; and three grandchildren. Mrs. Barnes was cremated.
No services are planned. Inurnment will be at a later date at High Prairie Cemetery near Fredonia. Memorial contribution
may be made to the Richard K. Barnes Scholarship Fund and sent in care of Osage City High School, Osage City, 66523,
or to the Osage City High School Alumni Banquet, sent in care of Citizens State Bank, P.O. Box 244, Osage City,
66523. Carey Funeral Home in Burlingame is in charge of arrangements.
AUBURN-John Isaac "Ike" Baxter, 90, died
Thursday, Dec 28, 1995, at an Overbrook nursing home. Mr. Baxter was a farmer and had worked for the ASCS Office
at Topeka several years. He was March 30, 1905, near Auburn, the son of John and Fannie Ann Carter Baxter. He moved
to Topeka in 1976 and then to Overbrook in December 1994. Mr. Baxter was a member of Auburn Presbyterian Church
and a 67 year member of the Auburn Lodge No. 32 AF&AM. He was married to Doris Eileen Warner on March 8, 1926.
She died March 27, 1974. He was married to Jennie Gillespie on Nov. 1, 1975. She died July 22, 1990. Survivors
include a stepdaughter, Carol Hailey, Topeka; and a stepson, Lindsay Gillespie, Oak Harbor, Wash.; six step grandchildren;
and several step great-grandchildren. Services were Saturday at the Auburn Presbyterian church. Burial was at the
Auburn Cemetery. Carey Funeral Home in Burlingame was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be
made to the Auburn Presbyterian Church, 1101 Washington, Auburn, 66402.
SCRANTON- Leroy A. Biester, 69, Scranton, died Monday, Sept. 23, 1996, at a hospital in Topeka. He was born Sept. 11, 1927, in Robinson, in Brown County, the son of Julius G. and Goldie G. Snyder Biester. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Topeka before he retired. He lived in Carbondale before he moved to Scranton in 1989. Me served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of Community Congregational Church in Carbondale and Edward "Ted" Rowe Post No. 2709 of Veterans of Foreign Wars in Scranton. He was married to donna R. Slack July 28, 1954, in Hoyt. She survives. Other survivors include three sons, Steve Biester, Osage City, Bruce Biester, Topeka, and David Biester, Decatur, Texas; a daughter, Deb Fields, Scranton; three brothers, Richard Biester, Fort Worth, Texas, Dale Biester, Godley, Texas, and Robert Morrow, Topeka; a sister, Irene Hunt, Oskaloosa; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Mr. Biester was cremated. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Osage City Cemetery in Osage City. Memorial contributions may be made to Scranton First Responders and sent in care of Kansas State Bank in Scranton, 66537. Parker-Price Mortuary in Topeka is in charge of arrangements.