STANTON COUNTY, KANSAS

OBITUARIES



ALLER, RALPH WALTER

Ralph Walter Aller, 86, retired farmer and teacher died Saturday, Nov. 18, 1989. Serivce 10 a.m. Wednesday, Bethel Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors: wife, Helen; brothers, Alvin of Nampa, Idao, Earl of Spokane, Wash. Memorials have been established with Gideons International and Bethel Church of the Nazarene. Phillips's Mortuary, Ulysses. (The Wichita Eagle, November 20, 1989)

ARNOLD, GLEN Y.

Glen Y. Arnold, 86, retired farmer, died Thursday, April 22, 1993. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, United Methodist Church.

Survivors: wife, Ruby, sons, Richard, Earl, both of Johnson; daughter, Pearl Hershberger of Springfield, Mo., brothers, Floyd of Liberal, Lewis of Denver, Wendell of Seibert, Colo., sister, Nellie Smith of Kerrville, Texas, four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with United Methodist Church, Stanton County Long Term Care Unit and the Kidney Foundation. Kehr-Greene Funeral Home. (The Wichita Eagle, April 23, 1993)

ARNOLD, MARGUERITE (PISTENBERGER)

Marguerite (Pitsenberger) Arnold, 76, homemaker, died Monday, March 28, 1988. Services 10 a.m. today, First Church of the Nazarene; 3 p.m., Fields Memorial Wesley Church, Johnson.

Survivors: husband, Floyd, sons, Warren of Hesperia, Calif., Jerry of Johnson; daughter, Marilyn Blake of Wilsonville, Ore.; sisters, Maude Pitsenberger of Parsons, Naomi Rutz of Booker, Texas, Genevieve McIntire of Lucerne, Calif., nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with First Church of the Nazarene. Miller Mortuary. (The Wichita Eagle, March 31, 1988)

ARNOLD, RUBY M.

Johnson - Ruby May Arnold, 97, died Friday, May 24, 2002, at Stanton County Hospital in Johnson. She was born October 30, 1904 to Samuel L. and Mattie (Shively) Long in Kingfisher County, Okla. She married Glen Y. Arnold, March 16, 1930 in Beaver County, Okla. He died April 23, 1993. She had been a resident of Johnson since 1930. She was a former resident of Beaver County. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Johnson, Mothers Club, and was a former 4-H leader and charter member of the Stanton County Extension Unit.

Her hobbies included gardening and china painting. She was a seamstress.

Survivors include two sons, Richard Arnold and Earl Arnold, both of Johnson; one daughter, Pearl Hershberger, Springfield, Mo., one brother, Roy Long, Anderson, Ind. one sister, Hattie Abbott, Oklahoma City, four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Clifford Long and a twin sister, Ruth Swart.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church in Johnson with the Rev. Glenn Fogo presiding.

Burial will follow at the Stanton County Cemetery in Johsnon.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at Garnand Funeral Home in Johnson.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to either the First United Methodist Church or the Stanton County Long Term Care Unit, both in care of Gernand Funeral Home, 605 W. North Ave., Johnson, KS 67855. (Southwest Daily Times, Liberal, KS, May 26, 2002)

ARNOLD, TONY R.

Johnson - Tony R. Arnold, 18, died Thursday, October 17, 2002 in Johnson. He was born Sept. 16, 1984 to Steve and Kathleen (Bergkamp) Arnold in Johnson. He was a senior at Stanton county High School in Johnson and was senior class president. He participated in cross country four years; golf team two years; track one year; HALO one year and Scholars Bowl four years. He was on the Outstanding Student List and was the SCHS light and sound coordinator for all activities.

He was a member of the Sunflower 4-H Club, Kansas 4-H Aerospace Action Experience Team and participated in space camps. He was a member of Boy Scout Troop 145 where he obtained a Life Scout Rank, was a senior patrol leader and was voted by his peers as Order of the Arrow.

Survivors include his parents; two brothers, Travis and Andy Arnold, one sister, Tracy Arnold and one unborn sibling, all of Johnson; grandparents, Wilfred and Anna Bergkamp, Colwich and Earl and Judy Arnold, Johnson; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Rosary services will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ulysses. Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Stanton County High School Auditorium in Johnson with the Revs. Louis Hoang and Glenn Fogo presiding. Burial will follow at Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson.

Memorials are suggested to the Steve Arnold Family Medical Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 605 W. North Ave., Johnson, KS 67855. (Southwest Daily Times, Liberal, KS, October 25, 2002)

ARNOLD, TRACY

Tracy Arnold, 16, Stanton County High School Junior, died Friday, November 1, 2002. Rosary 7 p.m. Sunday,Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Ulysses. Service 3:30 p.m. Monday, Stanton county High School Auditorium, Johnson.

Survivors: parents, Steven and Kathleen Arnold, brothers, Travis and Andy Arnold, one unborn sibling, all of Johnson, grandparents, WIlfred and Anna Bergkamp of Colwich, Earl and Judy Arnold of Johnson. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Steve Arnold Famiy Medical Fund. Garnand Funeral Home, 605 W. North Ave., Johnson, Kansas 67855. (The Wichita Eagle, November 6, 2002)

Tracy Arnold, 16, died Friday, November 1, 2002 at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, in Wichita. She was born March 7, 1986, to Steve and Kathleen (Bergkamp) Arnold in Johnson. She was a junior at Stanton County High School in Johnson. She was a member of the yearbook staff; Ulysses Sharks swim team, junior class secretary; sophomore class president; freshman student council representative; pom pom squad three years, cross country three years; track team three years; school musical one year, state vocal ensemble, Girls basketball manager, one year, KAYS three years, SADD one year, Sunflower 4-H club and officer; SCHS Outstanding Student list, academic contest, math and science relays; and eight-grade class president. She was also a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Johnson. Survivors include her parents, Johnson; two brother, Travis and Andy Arnold of the home one unborn sibling; grandparents, Wilfred and Anna Bergkamp, Colwich and Earl and Judy Arnold, Johnson and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by one brother, Tony R. Arnold.

Rosary and Memorial Mass will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ulysses with the Rev. Louis Hoang presiding. Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Stanton County High School auditorium in Johnson with the Revs. Louis Hoang and Glenn Fogo presiding. Burial will follow at Stanton County cemetery in Johnson. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Steve Arnold Family Medical Fund in care of Garnard Funeral Home, 605 W. North Ave., Johnson, kansas 67855. (Southwest Daily Times, Liberal, Kansas, November 6, 2002)

ARPIN, OLIVER ALBERT

Oliver Albert Arpin, 72, farm laborer, died Wednesday, May 14, 1986. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, United Methodist Church. Memorial has been established with Stanton County Scholarship Fund. Phillips Mortuary, Ulysses. Blanche B. Priest, 72, retired retail grocer, died Wednesday, May 14, 1986. Service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Rose Lane Church of God.

Survivors: son, Warren of Plains; daughter, Glenda L. Hill of Genoa, Colo.; stepdaughter, Jacqueline Roche of Pocatello, Idaho; brothers, Bert G. Wasson of Great Bend, Roy Wasson of Seibert, Colo., sisters, Edith Foster of Wichita; Alice Moon of Killeen, Texas; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. Phillips Mortuary. (The Wichita Eagle, May 16, 1986)

ASHIDA, LILA M.

Lilia M. Ashida, 69, Johnson, died Monday, March 13, 2000, at her home in Johnson. She was born January 25, 1931 to Ruben and Eutilia (Archuleta) Jiron at Antonito, Colo. She had lived in Johnson since 1960. She was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church, Johnson and a homemaker. Her hobbies included quilting, gardening, raising melons, doing crosswords puzzles and spending time with her six grandchildren.

Survivors include four daughters, Lori Ashida, Johnson, Terri Ashida-Fields and husband, Rob, Guymon, Okla., Debbie Ashida and husband, Kent Schwisow, Johnson, Susan Ashida-Butler and husband, Trey, Parsons, six grandchildren, Samara Fields, Kenneth Butler, Sam Ashida-Butler, Brandon Sam Ashida-Schwisow, Samantha DeLila Ashida-Schwisow, and Connor Fields; two brothers, Herman Jiron, Johnson and Phillip Jiron, Dupree, S. D., two sisters, Fracia Shironaka, Johnson, Ofelia Lovato, Ordway, Colo., and one brother in law Gabe LeBlanc, Johnson.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Ruben Jiron; three sisters, Francis Gonzales, Tillie Ybarra and Mary LeBlanc.

Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday with funeral mass at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Johnson with the Rev. John Kowal presiding. Burial will be at Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson. Friends may call until 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Garnand Funeral Home, Johnson. The family suggests memorials to cancer research in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 605 W. North Ave., Johnson, Kansas 67885. (Southwest Daily Times, Liberal, Kansas, March 15, 2000)

ASHIDA, SAM AKIRA

Sam Akira Ashida, 66, farmer, died Tuesday, September 8, 1992. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Kehr-Greene Funeral Home.

Survivors: wife, Lila, daughters, Lori of Johnson, Terri Ashida Fields of Milan, Ind., Debbie of Deerfield, Susan Adhida Butler of Hays, brothers Hideo of Holcomb, Nobe of La Jara, Colo., James of La Junta, Colo., Lucky of Crowley, Colo., Kazu of Las Animas, Colo., Masa of Ordway, Colo.; sisters, Hideko Shioshita of Blanca, Colo., Yae Wilson of Widefield, Colo., Judy Chamberlin of Ordway; two grandchildren; two step-grandchildren. (The Wichita Eagle, September 10, 1992)

AUSTIN, ESTHER AUGUSTA

Esther Augusta Austin, 95, died Sunday, April 13, 2008, at Columbine Manor Care Center in Salida, Colorado.

She was born August 24, 1912 on Horsefly Mesa, Colorado in San Miguel County to Edgar and Clara (Willey) Haskill. She and Jack were married September 20, 1934 in Grand Junction, Colorado. He preceded her in death in 1963.

She received her education in a one room schoolhouse. Her family ran a ranch up in the mountains 50 miles from the nearest town. From an early age, she worked on the family ranch. She met her husband, Jack, when he came to work on the family ranch. She and her husband lived in various places in Colorado and then settled in Johnson in the late 1930's. While living in Johnson he was a carpenter and Esther was a homemaker. Nineteen years ago when her husband died, Esther moved to Buena Vista, Colorado, where her daughter lives. She enjoyed reading, arts and gardening.

Survivors include her daughter, Linda Hickman and husband, Robert, Buena Vista, Colorado; two grandsons and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Ray. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson with the Rev. Bill Harrold officiating. Memorial may be given to the donor's choice in care of Garnand Funeral Home, P.O. Box 715, Johnson, Kansas 67855. (The Dodge City Daily Globe, April 15, 2008)

BARBER, EDWARD T.

Edward T. Barber, 81, died Thursday, February 1, 2001 at Western Prairie Care Home in Ulysses. He was born June 7, 1919, to Orville T. and Wilma (King) Barber in Reno County. he married Ona C. Nelson of Rooks County, October 27, 1940. She survives. He had been a resident of Stanton County since 1932. He was a farmer. He attended the Bethel Nazarene Church in Big Bow. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Other survivors include one son, Tom Barber and wife, Maxine, Wichita; one daughter, K. Ellen Kersey and husband, Lyle, Johnson, three brothers, Kenneth Barber, Johnson, Fay Barber, Caldwell, Idaho and Gail Barber, Enid, Okla.; one sister, Willa Cott, Garden City, six grandchldren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Bethel Nazarene church in Big Bow with the Rev. Tom Boese presiding.

Burial will follow at the Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at Garndard Funeral Home in Johnson. The family suggests memorials to the Bethel Nazarene Church Building Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home, Box 715, Johnson, Kansas 67855. (Southwest Daily Times, Liberal, Kansas, February 4, 2001)

BARBER, JAMES TODD

James Todd Barber, 19, Percision Auto Body employee, died Saturday, October 19, 1991. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Stanton County High School Auditorium.

Survivors: parents, Wayne and Christa Barber; sisters, Jamie, Amy, Jonna, Kenli, all of Johnson; step-sister, Mandy Barber of Springfield, Mo., grandparents; Louis and Margaret Juel, Kenneth and Betty Barber all of Johnson; great-grandmothers, Hazel Morris of Johnson, Lillian Wilson of Washburn, Mo. Memorial has been established with the Diabetes Foundation. Phillips Mortuary, Ulysses. (The Wichita Eagle, October 21, 1991)

BARBER, KENNETH R.

Kenneth "Kenny" Barber, 82, died Tuesday, November 7, 2006 at Stanton County Hospital in Johnson. He was born March 8, 1924, to Orville and WIlma (King) Barber in Abbyville. He married Betty Morris August 7, 1947 in Ulysses. She survives. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1941 and was honorably discharged in 1945.

He served a total of 26 years with the Stanton County Sheriff's Department. He was the sheriff from 1950 to 1966. He also farmed. In later years, he enjoyed woodworking. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge, Masonic Lodge and Southwestern Peace Officers Association. He is also survived by two sons, Wayne Barber, Follett, Texas and Kelly Barber and wife, Denise Johnson, six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, two brothers, Fay Barber, Caldwell, Idaho and Gail Barber, Hollis, Okla., and one sister, Willa Cott, Garden City. He was preceded in death by his parents; three grandchildren, Todd, Jamie and Reed and one brother, Edward.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Johnson with the Rev. Glenn Fogo presiding.

Burial will follow at Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson with rites performed by the Kansas Sheriff Association, VFW Post No. 3684 and Masonic Lodge No. 441.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Garnand Funeral Home in Johnson.

Memorials are suggested to the Stanton County Veterans Memorial in care of Garnand Funeral Home, P.O. Box 715, Johnson, Kansas 67855. (Southwest Daily Times, Liberal, Kansas, November 9, 2006)

BARBER, THOMAS REED

Thomas Reed Barber, 17, died Wednesday in Johnson. He was born June 13, 1986 to Kelly and Denise (Tuxhorn) Barber in Johnson. He was a student at Stanton County High School in Johnson. He was a member of the Kansas State High School Rodeo Association, Little Britches Rodeo Association and the Stanton County 4-H Club.

His hobbies included calf roping, steer wrestling, team roping and drawing. He was the 2003 Kansas State High School Rodeo Association Champion Steer Wrestler.

Survivors include his parents: two brothers, Tye Barber and wife, Vera, Cimarron and Dusty Barber, all of Johnson; grandparents, Kenneth and Betty Barber, Johnson, and Dale and Dora Tuxhorn, Montezuma, three uncles, Ron Tuxhorn and wife, Gayle, Montezuma, Gary Tuxhorn and wife Kathy, Montezuma and Wayne Barber and wife, Sheryl, Follett, Texas, a great-grandmother, Hazel Morris, Johnson and numerous cousins.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Johnson with the Rev. Glen Fogo presiding. Burial will follow at Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Garnand Funeral Home in Johnson. Family suggests memorials to the Reed Barber Memorial Scholarship Fund through the Kansas State High School Rodeo Association in care of garnand Funeral Home, 605 North Avenue, Johnson, Kansas 67855. (Southwest Daily Times, Liberal, Kansas, July 11, 2003)

BAREFOOT, W. R.

W. R. Barefoot, 64, retired truck driver and salesman, died Thursday, July 30, 1992. Service 10 a.m. today Wesleyan Church, Johnson.

Survivors: wife, Nell, son, Ruffen of Austin, Texas; daughter Debbi Scott of Johnson, brothers, Billy of Globe, Ariz., Lemual of Denton, Texas, Ray of Kerrville, Texas, sisters, Leola Hamrick, Mary Barber, both of Austin, Thed Birge of Kerrville, Texas, two grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the Stanton County Scholarship Fund. Kehr-Greene Funeral Home. (The Wichita, Kansas, August 3, 1992)

BARSTOW, AUDRA

Audra Barstow, 96, homemaker, died Wednesday. Service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, United Methodist Church, Johnson.

Survivors: son, Melvin of Denver, brothers, Leroy Cross of Tempe, Ariz., Bill Cross of Lewis; sister, Gladys Hoffman of San Diego, four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the Stanton County Long Term Care Unit, Johnson. Phillips Mortuary, Ulysses. (The Wichita Eagle, December 26, 1985)

BAXTER, MARJORIE E.

Marjorie E. Baxter, 72, retired cook, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 1989. Memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday, United Methodist Church, Manter.

Survivors: sons, Larry of Johnson, Dave of Rye, Colo., Marion of Garden City; brothers, Lloyd Batterton of Holly, Colo., Joe and Russell Batterton, both of Manter, David Batterton of Eads, Colo.; sisters, June McKinney of Chehalis, Wash., Donice Wilkerson of Manter; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with United Methodist Church, Manter. Phillips Mortuary, Ulysses. (The Wichita Eagle, February 3, 1989)

BEARCE, WILLIAM ORAN

William Oran Bearce, 80, retired farmer, died Thursday. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, United Methodist Church, Manter.

Survivors: wife, June, sons, Vernon of Johnson, Dean of Manter, Linnie of Turpin, Okla; daughter, Fern Noble of Liberal; brothers, Earl of Butler, Mo.; Fred of Ravenswood, W. V.; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorial has been established with the Stanton County Heart LIfe PAC Fund. Phillips Mortuary, Ulysses. (The Wichita Eagle, January 4, 1985)

BEAUCHAMP, JESSE NEWTON

Jesse Newton Beauchamp, 101, retired farmer and rancher, died Friday, June 28, 1991. Service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, First Baptist Church, Johnson.

Survivors: daughter, Beth Love of Johnson; three grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Stanton County Long Term Care Unit and the Stanton County Library. Phillips Mortuary, Ulysses. (The Wichita Eagle, June 30, 1991)

BENNETT, PEARL

Pearl Bennett, 91, of Grand Prairie, Texas, formerly of Johnson, former hotel and rooming house operator, died Friday, January 12, 1996. Service 2 p.m. today, United Methodist Church, Johnson.

Survivors: son, Keith Gaskill of Grand Prairie, daughter, Verna Atkinson of Centerville, Utah, 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Stanton County Scholarship Fund. Figgins-Phillips Funeral Home, Johnson City. (The Wichita Eagle, January 18, 1996)

BILBERY, HARRY E.

Harry E. Bilbery, 70 of Canon City, Colo., former Manter resident, retired rancher and farmer died Wednesday, August 24, 1994. Service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Manter United Methodist Church.

Survivors: sons, Philip of Canon City, Charles of Denver, daughter, Pamela Kiefer of Pueblo, Colo., sister, Eloise Taylor of Syracuse; eight grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the Stanton County Scholarship Fund. Kehr-Greene Funeral Home, Johnson. (The Wichita Eagle, August 27, 1994)

BITNER, HARVEY PETE

Harvey Peter Bitner, 79, retired farmer, died Sunday. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Manter Gymnasium.

Survivors: sons, Lynn, Guy, Leslie, all of Walsh, Colo., J. B. of Manter; daughters, Rosalee Gibson of Walsh, Lois Lashmet of Manter, sister, Bearyl Trapp of Truth or Consequences, N. M.; 25 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Stanton County Hospital. Phillips Mortuary, Ulysses. (The Wichita Eagle, April 16, 1985)

BOLES, G. GRACE

Grace Boles, 83, homemaker, died Thursday, June 2, 1988. Service 10 a.m. Monday, Johnson Cemetery.

Survivors: husband, Lee; sons, Joe, Larry, daughter, Joy E. Daugherty, all of Johnson; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Phillips Mortuary, Ulysses. (The Wichita Eagle, June 4, 1988)

BOLES, LEO HOWARD

Leo Howard Boles, 72, farmer, died Saturday, July 6, 1996. Service 2 p.m. today, Fields Memorial Wesleyan Church, Johnson.

Survivors: wife, Delma; sons, Carey of Johnson, Lloyd of Guymon, Okla., daughter, Dorene Robertson of Dumas, Texas; brother, Jimmy of Claremore, Okla., sister, Pauline Shephard of Tulsa; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established in lieu of flowers with the American Heart Association. Figgins - Phillips Funeral Home. (The Wichita Eagle, July 8, 1996)

BONHAM, NELLIE WINNIFRED

Nellie Winnifred Bonham, 82, homemaker, died Sunday, May 1, 1994. Service 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Manter Community Methodist Church.

Survivors: husband, Virgil, son, Jerry of Manter; two grandchildren. Memorial has been established with United Methodist Church, Manter. Phillips Funeral Home Johnson. (The Wichita Eagle, May 4, 1994)

BONHAM, VIRGIL WARREN

Virgil Warren Bonham, 85, farmer, died Friday, December 30, 1994. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, United Methodist Church, Manter.

Survivors: son, Jerry of Manter; brother, Marvel of Sharon; sisters, Elma DeMoss of Mesa, Ariz., Beryline Dombaugh of LaJunta, Colo.; two grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Manter United Methodist Church. Phillips Funeral Home, Johnson City. (The Wichita Kansas, January 2, 1995)

BURNETT, MARTHA

Death of Miss Burnett - Had Been an Invalid Many Years - Burial was at Oxford, Kans.

Miss Martha Burnett died at her home in this city Monday morning after an illness of many months. Miss Burnett was the daughter of J. H. and Susanna Burnett and was born at Pamleysville, Ky., March 28, 1863. She moved to Stanton County, Kans., in 1887 and from there came to Chautauqua county where she has since made her home.

Miss Burnett had been an invalid for some time and in the fall she moved to Sedan with her brothers that she might have more careful medical attendance with the hopes that she might recover her health. But she has steadily grown worse until the malady resulted in death.

Miss Burnett was a lady of much gentleness, sweetness and piety of character. Home was her world and she abode in its peaceful sanctuaries and was content. She endured the terrible suffering attendant on her illness with the greatest patience and fortitude though death was to her a welcome visitor, releasing her from pain. She was a member of the Methodist Church and with earnest Christian faith walked through the evils of life fearless and safe.

Funeral services were held at the house Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock conducted by the Rev. R. T. Harkness. Several beautiful hymns among which were "Nearer My God to Thee," and "Jesus Lover of My Soul," were sung by a trio composed of D. B. Keeny and Mesdames Ed Keeny and J. S. Vermillion.

The remains were taken by her brothers, Thomas and W. H. Burnett to Oxford, Kans., for interment. This deceased leaves only these two brothers of her immediate family to mourn her death, her father, mother, two brothers and two sisters having preceded her. Those left have the kindliest sympathy of all in their bereavement. (Sedan Times Star, February 3, 1910, page 1)

BURNS, BOY "RED"

Boy "Red" Burns, 80, retired oil field worker, farm laborer and heavy equipment operator, died Friday, September 1, 1995. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Stanton County Cemetery.

Survivors: sons, Jack of California, Charles of Fresno, daughter, Judy Gilbert of Kingman; stepson, J. C. Yeager of Denver; stepdaughter, Lois Wilkerson Wiens of Johnson; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established witht he Alzheimer's Association South Central Kansas Chapter. Kehr-Greene Funeral Home. (The Wichita Eagle, September 4, 1995)

BURNS, LULA A. "LU"

Lula A. "Lu" Burns, 72, retired dietitian, died Wednesday, March 3, 1993. Service 10:30 a.m. Friday, First Southern Baptist Church, Ulysses.

Survivors: husband, Red; son, J. C. Yeager of Denver; daughter, Lois Wilkerson of Johnson; brother, Dean Mooring of Willow, Alaska; sisters, Ruth Johnson of Tahlequah, Okla., Elizabeth Walters of Jackson, Tenn., Doris Finnegan of Grand Terrace, Calif., five granchildren; four gret-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the Arthritis Foundation. Kehr-Greene Funeral Home. (The Wichita Eagle, March 4, 1993)

CANNY, LESTER WENDELL

Lester Wendell Canny, 69, farmer and stockman, former Manhattan resident, died Wednesday, November 26, 1986. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, United Methodist Church.

Survivors: sons, Roger, Steven, both of Johnson, daughter, Mary Brooks of LIberal, Beth Johnson of WInfield, Rebecca Herron of Hesston; sister, Lucille Manis of Kansas City, Kansas; 14 grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the American Heart Association. Phillips Mortuary, Ulysses. (The Wichita Eagle, November 28, 1986)

CARR, DAVID LEE

David Lee Carr, 38, self-employed stockman, died Monday, October 9, 1989, of injuries from an automobile accident. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, United Methodist Church.

Survivors: daughters, Shelia Delong of Liberal, Kathleen, Sarah, both of Atwood, brothers, Larry of Okarche, Oklahoma, Randy of Graden City; step-grandmother, Pearl Bennett of Johnson; two grandchildren. Phillips Mortuary, Ulysses. (The Wichita Eagle, October 11, 1989)

CARR, FLORIS YUVONE

Floris Yuvone Carr, 66, retired licensed pratical nurse, died Friday, December 15, 1989. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Johnson Cemetery.

Survivors: sons, Randy R., of Garden City, Larry D. of Okarche, Oklahoma; brothers, Hank Newlin, Chet Newlin both of Brush, Colorado; sisters, Clydia Snodgrass of Amarillo, Texas, Tedna Blackman of Warrdensville, West Virginia, seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Phillips MOrtuary, Ulysses.(The Wichita Eagle, December 17, 1989)

CLARK, ALBERT A.

Albert A. Clark, 64, former Rural Electric Association lineman and service station operator died Friday. Service 2 p.m. Monday, United Methodist Church.

Survivors: daughters, Pat Tyler of Coahoma, Texas, Linda Bearce of Manter, brothers, Lynwood of Nevada, Mo., Don of De Soto, Paul of Council Bluffs, Iowa. Warren of Great Bend, Benny of Eudora; sisters, Pauline Griffin of Huntington, Ore.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorial has been established with the National Kidney Foundation. Phillips Mortuary, Ulysses. (The Wichita Eagle, January 12, 1986)

CLARK, LOIS ALETHA

Lois A. Clark, 69, retired licensed practical nurse, died Thursday, July 22, 1993. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Manter, Kansas, United Methodist Church.

Survivors: daughters, Linda Bearce of Manter, Pat Tyler of Ulysses; stepdaughter Sharon Koopmann of Deerfield, Missouri; stepson, Gary Clark of Cathedral City, California; mother, Ethel Long of Pratt; brothers Louis Wilson of Pratt, Robert Wilson of Beggs, Oklahoma; Ralph Messecar of Wichita; sisters, Lola Gericke of Liberty, Missouri; Doris Gibbens of Syracuse; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the American Lung Association. Kehr-Greene Funeral Home. Johnson. (The Wichita Eagle, July 24, 1993)

COCKREHAM, OLIE M.

Olie M. Cockreham, 80, retired farmer, died Saturday. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, United Methodist Church, Johnson.

Survivors: wife, Verna; sons, Walter of Denver, Hobart of Lusk, Wyoming; daughter, Joanne Burkett of Palm Springs, California; brothers, Herman of Johnson, Edwin of Arriba, Colorado; sister, Ruth Felts of Johnson; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Stanton County Long Term Care, Johnson. Phillips Mortuary, Ulysses. (The Wichita Eagle, July 16, 1985)

COMBS, EDWARD EVERETT

Edward Everett Combs, 69, farmer, rancher and heavy equipment operator, died Monday, April 27, 1998. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, First United Methodist Church.

Survivors: sons, Danny, Eddie, both of Johnson, Jerry of Southhaven, Miss.; daughter, Penny Combs of Johnson; stepson, Jeff Scott of Mountain View, Mo.; mother, Pat Combs of Johnson, brother Jimmie of Rockaway Beach, Mo., sister, Joanne Foote of Grand Junction, Colo.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Little League baseball - Stanton County Recreation Department. Figgins-Phillips Funeral Home. (The Wichita Eagle, April 29, 1998)

COMBS, MELVIN D.

Melvin D. Combs, 89, retired farmer, died Sunday October 31, 1993. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, United Methodist Church.

Survivors: wife, Melva Pat; sons, Ed of Johnson, Jim of Lakin; daughters, Joanne Foote of Grand Junction, Colorado, Bernece Leonard of Sublette, 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with United Methodist Church and Little League Baseball. Kehr-Greene FuneralHome. (The Wichita Eagle, November 1, 1993)

COTT, BOYD MONTGOMERY

Boyd Montgomery Cott, 85, retired farmer, died Saturday July 17, 1993. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Stanton County Cemetery.

Survivors: brothers, Wood of Manter, Amos of Garden City, Hugh of Dodge city; sisters, Mary cox of Cherokee, Oklahoma, June Bearce of Johnson, May Graham of Manter. Memorial has been established with D. A. R. E. Kehr-Greene Funeral Home, Johnson. (The Wichita Eagle, July 19, 1993)

COTT, HUGH S.

Hugh S. Cott, 69, retired carpenter and Dodge City public schools building trades instructor, died Friday, January 5, 1996. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Manter United Methodist Church.

Survivors: sons, Hugh, Steven, both of Las Vegas; Travis of Sublette, Trenton of Dodge City; daughters, Jerri Stasser, Sharolyn Viers, Mary Rogers, all of Las Vegas, Freddi Puhalski of Denver, Brenda Clatfelter of Omaha; brothers, Wood of Manter, Amos of Garden City; sisters, Mary Cox of Cherokee, Oklahoma, Juen Bearce of Johnson, 10 grandchildren. Memorial has been established with M. A. S. H. Hospice, Dodge City. Kehr-Greene Funeral Home. (The Wichita Eagle, January 8, 1996)

COTT, RODNEY LYNN

Rodney Lynn Cott, 43, of Sidney, Nebraska, formerly of Ulysses, Egging Co., employee, taxidermist, died Wednesday, April 8, 1998. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Stanton county Cemetery, Johnson.

Survivors: daughter, Stacey Cott of Ulysses; parents, Amos and Willa Cott of Garden City, sisters, LaDonna Eshauser of Norwich, Venita Cott of Garden City. Figgins-Phillips Funeral Home. Johnson. (The Wichita Eagle, April 11, 1998)

DURAN, MELBA NADEAN

Melba Nadean Duran, 63, homemaker, died Wednesday. Service 10 a.m. Friday at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, Johnson.

Survivors: sons, Robert, Richard both of Johnson, daughters, Rosemary Wilkerson of Manter, Anita Seymour of Denver, sisters, Minnie Watson of Manter, Betty Brakefield of Indianola, Okla; eight grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society. Phillips Funeral Home, Ulysses. (The Wichita Eagle, February 28, 1985)

EDMISSION, MAUDE JEWELL

Maude Jewell Edmission, 91, homemaker, died Sunday, September 25, 1994. Service 3 p.m. today. Johnson United Methodist Church.

Survivors: daughters, Anna Mae Lewis, Mona Winger, Iris Lane, all of Johnson, Felicia Wheeler of Wichita, 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Johnson United Methodist Church Ogran Fund. Kehr-Greene Funeral Home. (The Wichita Eagle, September 28, 1994)

ELLIS, JIMMIE LEE

Jimmie Lee Ellis, 92, retired Stanton County Courthouse custodian, former farmer and rancher, died Wednesday, November 11, 1998. Service 2 p.m. Friday, United Methodist Church.

Survivors: wife, Linda, son, Wesley; daughter, Barbara Daniels both of Johnson; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Stanton County Hospital and United Methodist Church. Garnand Funeral Home. (The Wichita Eagle, November 12, 1998)

EVANS, RYAN ANTHONY

Ryan Anthony Evans, 14, Stanton County Middle School student, died Monday, May 13, 1991. Vigil service 7:30 p.m. today, Greene Funeral Home; service 10 a.m. Thursday; Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Ulysses.

Survivors: parents, Robert and Linette of Big Bow; brothers, Clinton, Grant, both at home; grandparents Jerry and Beth Evans of St. Edward, Nebraska, Gilbert and Jean Strand of Genoa, Nebraska. (The Wichita Eagle, May 15, 1991)

FELTS, RUTH E. (ELLIOTT)

Ruth E. (Elliott) Felts, 82, homemaker, died Wednesday, February 15, 1989. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Swaim Funeral Home.

Survivors: sons, Eugene of Albuquerque, Gerald of Dodge City, Kenneth of Littleton, Colorado; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren. (The Wichita Eagle, February 17, 1989)

FISS, WILMA

Wilma Fiss, 84, retired Stanton county Agricultural Stablization Conservation Service office manager, died Friday, April 5, 1996.

Survivors: husband, Herman; sons, Galen Fiss of Leawood, Laverne Fiss of Johnson, brother, H. L. Tucker, Jr., of Johnson; sister, Jackie Roche of Pocatello, Idaho; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with United Methodist Church organ fund. Figgins-Phillips Funeral Home, Johnson City. (The Wichita Eagle, April 7, 1996)

FOLGER, ROBERT CARL

Robert Carl Folger, 65, farmer, mechanic and Stanton County Law Enforcement Center jailer, died Wednesday, July 1, 1998. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Manter United Methodist Church.

Survivors: wife, Velda; sons, Doug of Manter, David of Johnson; brother, Roger of Westcliffe, Colo., sister, Twylah Graham of Sandpoint, Idaho; four grandchildren. Figgins-Phillips Funeral Home, Johnson. (The Wichita Eagle, July 4, 1998)

FRIER, ADA

Ada Frier packed a lot of living into her 104 years. When she died Tuesday, she was Stanton County's oldest resident.

It was ony about a year ago that Mrs. Frier stopped making daily mail runs with her good friend, Grace Brown. "Sometimes, when the weather was pretty bad out, I'd ask her if she really wanted to get out in it, and she would say, "Sure, I'm ready...let's go." recalled Mrs. Brown.

Mrs. Frier would ride the whole 85 mile route, rolling down her passenger side window and happily stuffing mail in the 75 rural boxes. "Eveybody on the route looked forward to seeing her, it was just like a big old family.

She was a joy at the nursing home, said Mrs. Brown. You never went there thinking you were going to spirit her up, because she always did you. She took in ball games, loved horse races and camping. She was just one fantastic lady. Her son Frank said that until about five years ago his mother stil regularly rode her three wheeled bike up and down the streets of Johnson City with several elderly friends.

Born on Oct. 22, 1883 in Rush County, Ada Wallace attended school in Galatia and returned to teach grade school there after three years of college. She married John Frier on April 27, 1910 in Great Bend. Eventually the Friers opened a restaurant and hotel in Johnson City in 1929, where Mr. Frier continued to work for the Santa Fe Railway until he died in 1947.

Mrs. Frier went on to become the chief cook at the local grade school. When she was urged to retire at age 80, she took a job cooking in a town cafe. She just worked all her life, Frank Frier remembered. She loved to cook and she was one marvelous cook, added his wife, Betty.

Mrs. Frier was a member of the United Methodist Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Women's Auxiliary, Rebekah Lodge, the Jolly Dozen Club and a pinochle club, where according to her son she did most of the score keeping because she had the best head of it.

Survivors in addition to Frank Frier include another son, John of Chula Vista, California, a daughter, Emily Wartman of Johnson City; four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday afternoon at the Johnson City United Methodist Church with burial in the Johnson Cemetery. (The Wichita Eagle, May 20, 1988)

GARZA, ELISEO M.

Eliseo M. Garza, 82, retired farm laborer, died Wednesday. Service 10 a.m. Monday, Phillips Mortuary.

Survivors: sons, Juan of Alice, Texas, Alfredo of Manter, Rudy of Rotan, Joe of Liberal, Samuel of Kismet; daughter, Amelia Trevino, Ermina Gonzales, Senayda Carabajal, Antonia Carabajal, Ofelia Carabajal,all of Ulysses; 72 grandchildren; 82 great-grandchildren.Memorial has been established with the American Diabetes Association. (The Wichita Eagle, April 5,1986)

GRABER, MURREL J. (POSEY)

Murrel J. (Posey) Graber, 71, homemaker, died Tuesday, December 13, 1988. Service 2 p.m. Friday, United Methodist Church.

Survivor: Sister, Glenda Scott of Johnson. Memorial has been established with the American Lung Association. Phillpis Mortuary, Ulysses. (The Wichita Eagle, December 15, 1988)

HALE, HAL

Hal Hale, 87, farmer and former Stanton county commissioner, died Tuesday, October 20, 1998. Service 10 a.m. Saturday United Methodist Church.

Survivors: wife, Geneva; daughters, Wiletta Damels, Ruth Loader, both of Manter, sister, Clyda Cott of Johnson; eight grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the Stanton County Long Term Care Unit. Garnand Funeral Home. (The Wichita Eagle, October 23, 1998)

HAMMOND, ELSIE S.

Elsie S. Hammond, 69, homemaker, died Friday, April 21, 1995. Service 2 p.m. Monday, First Baptist Church, Johnson.

Survivors: son, Dennis of Johnson; daughters, Patricia Roberts of Dodge City, Delores Toole of Manter; brother, James Ballinger of Tribune; sisters, Alice Murray of Holly, Colorado; Ilene Herron of Manter, Catherine Dillon of Pueblo,Colorado, Bonnie Jones of Goddard, six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, Kehr-Greene Funeral Home. (The Wichita Eagle, April 23, 1995)

HAMMOND, GLADYS BLANCHE

Gladys Blanche Hammond, 90, homemaker, died Friday, September 30, 1988. Service 2 p.m. Monday, First Baptist Church, Johnson.

Survivors: sons, Jay of Syracuse, Jack of Trinidad, Colorado; brothers, Buck Von Hemel, Short Von Hemel, sisters, Nellie Wilkerson, Hazel Wilkerson, Velda Creamer, all of Manter, 23 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been estabilshed with the Stanton County Long Term care Unit, Johnson, Phillips Mortuary. (The Wichita Eagle, October 2, 1988)

HAMMOND, IVAN EUGENE

Ivan Eugene Hammond, 59, retired, died Monday, February 23, 1987. Service 2 p.m. Thusrday, First Baptist Church.

Survivors: wife, Opal, daughters, Shelia of Edmond, Oklahoma, Vicky Spence of Tyrone, Oklahoma, Julia Durbin of Oklahoma City, mother Gladys Hammond of Johnson, brothers, James of Syracuse, Jack of Enid, Oklahoma, sister, Mary Lake of Johnson; five grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the American Diabetes Association. Phillips Mortuary, Ulysses. (The Wichita Eagle, February 25,1987)

HAMMOND, JAMES F. "JAY"

James F. "Jay" Hammond, 71, retired farm laborer, died Sunday, June 14, 1992. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Syracuse Wesleyan Church.

Survivors: wife, Opal; sons, Delmar, Terry, both of Syracuse, Alva of Goodwell, Oklahoma; daughters, Arleta Crow of Manter, Linda Salcido of Dodge City, brother, Jack, address unavailable; 16 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with the V. I. P. Senior Center and Little League Baseball.kehr-Greene Funeral Home. (The Wichita Eagle, June 16, 1992)

HATTON, GEORGE R.

George R. Hatton, 86, retired farmer and carpenter, died Friday, August 23, 1996. Service 10 a.m. Monday, United Methodist Church, Johnson.

Survivors: sons, George of Delta, Colorado; Bill of Hutchinson, daughters, Lee Bjerke of Lansing, Iowa, Leaura Plummer of Johnson, Gay Newton of Hutchinson, LuAnn Markano of Wichita; numerous grand and great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established withthe Hamilton County Rest Home, Syracuse, Greene Funeral Home. (The Wichita Kansas, August 26, 1996)

HAYES, WILLIAM A.

William A. Hayes, 55, service station manager, died Wednesday. Service 2 p.m. today, United Methodist Church, Manter.

Survivors: Wife, Betty; son, Rick of Syracuse; daughters, Patricia Nichols of Johnson, Cindy Hawkins of Gove, Tammy Millard of Ulysses; mother, Ruth Hayes, sister, Delana Hayes, both of Memphis, Tenn.; six grandchildren. Memorial has been established with American Heart Association. Phillips Mortuary, Ulysses. Carolyn Elizabeth Corkery, 44 of Neosho, Mo., former Altoona and Iola resident, homemaker, died Monday. Serivce was Wednesday.

Survivors: husband, Larry N.; son, Andrew, daughters, Melissa, Susan all at home, brothers, Jack and Jerry Meyers, both of Cunningham, Kenneth and Dan Meyers, both of Pratt, Leroy and Bob Meyers both of Hutchinson; sister Kathy Plummer of Hutchinson. Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. (The Wichita Eagle)

HEYEN, COBUS JOHN

Cobus John Heyen, 98, retired farmer, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 1988. Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Peacock-Miton Funeral Home.

Survivors: sons, Madean of Manter, Orlin of Stafford, Meryle of St. John; sister, Anna Buntain of Hutchinson; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorial has been established with Maude Carpenter's Children's Home, Wichita. (The Wichita Eagle, December 6, 1988)

HODGES, HOLLY ANN

Holly Ann Hodges, 18, certified nurse's aide, died Sunday, December 26, 1993 of injuries received in an automobile accident. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, United Methodist Church.

Survivors: father, Thomas of Big Springs, Texas, mother and stepfather, Jeannie and Kenneth cox, brother, Thomas Ill, sisters, Frances, Gloria all of Manter; stepsister, Stephanie Cox of Lufkin, Texas; grandparents, Joan Hodges of Big Springs, Edith Sanderson of Wewahitchka, Florida, L. G. Stepp of Syracuse, step grandparents, Earl and Eileen Cox of Lakin. Memorial has been established with Heartspring of Wichita. Phillips Funeral Home, Johnson. (The Wichita Eagle, December 28, 1993)

HOOPINGARNER, DWIGHT N.

Dwight N. Hoopingarner, 73, retired farmer and rancher died Thursday, March 15, 1990. Service 10 a.m. Monday, United Methodist Church.

Survivors: wife, Julia; sons, Larry of Manter, Frank of Syracuse; brother, George of Manter, 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Victory in the Valley, Wichita. Phillips Mortuary, Ulysses. (The Wichita Eagle, March 18, 1990)

JAMES, JERRY DWIGHT "J.D."

Jerry Dwight "J. D." James, 9, son of Richard and Mary James, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 1990. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Manter Grade School Gymnasium.

Other survivors: brothers, Aaron and Christopher, both at home; grandparents, Thelma Miller of Whitedeer, Texas, Jerry Miller of Stuart, Fla., Mr. and Mrs. Norris Rush of Chererau, Colo.; great-grandfather, Clair Anderson of La Junta, Colo., Greene Funeral Home, Johnson. (The Wichita Eagle, September 3, 1990)

JOHNSON, MABEL ARLETTA

Mabel Arletta Johnson, 90, retired teacher and homemaker, died Friday. Services, 2 p.m. Monday, United Methodist Church, Johnson, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Prattsburg Cemetery, Stafford County.

Survivors: daughters, Dorothy Hoopingarner of Manter, Jean Thompson of Johnson, Jane Goertz of Haviland; brother, Alfred Fisher of Hutchinson; sister, Bernice Rosbash of Modesto, Calif., 12 grandchildren, five step grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with United Methodist Church in Johnson and Trousdale, Phillips Mortuary, Ulysses. (The Wichita Eagle, February 24, 1985)

MILLER, PARK

Park Miller, 87, retired farmer and former state highway department employee, died Monday, September 16, 1991. Serivce 2 p.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church.

Survivors: wife, Irene, brother, T. I. Jr., of Midland, Texas, sisters, Elizabeth Williams of Johnson, nancy Peterson of Newark, California. Phillips Mortuary. (The Wichita Eagle, Septemer 18, 1991)

NICHOLS, BELLE C.

Belle C. Nichols, 82, homemaker, died Friday. Service 1:30 p.m. Sunday,Forgan Cemetery, Forgan, Okla.

Survivors: son, George Tedder of Manter, stepsons, Clarence Nichols of Tuscon, Merle Nichols of St. Louis, daughter, Bonnie Graham of Wichita; stepdaughters, Helen Bird of Lincoln,Neb., Lavone Lohrding of Coldwater, Violet Tate of Wichita, two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Protection Valley Manor Nursing Home. Myatt Funeral Home, Ashland. (The Wichita Eagle, January 19, 1985)

NICHOLS, DONALD L.

Donald L. Nichols, 59, Popejoy Construction Co., truck foreman died Friday Sept. 30, 1988. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, United Methodist Church.

Survivors: wife, Elda, daughter Kathi Loper of Garden city; brother, Harold of Manter, sister, Doris Glascock of Johnson, two grandchilren. Memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society. Phillips Mortuary, Ulysses. (The Wichita Eagle, October 1, 1988)

STANTON, RODNEY LYNN

Rodney Lynn Stanton, 36, oil rig employee, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 1986. Service 2 p.m. Friday, United Methodist Church, Manter.

Survivors: parents, Lyndell and Donna Stanton of Manter, son Paul of Oronoco, Minn.; brothers, Tommy L. of Colorado Springs, Gregory T. of Alamosa, Colo., Bryce of Guymon, Okla.; sisters, Pamela Hill of Guymon, grandparents, Helen Stanton of Fort Collins, Colo.; M. W. Tuggle of Manter, Betty Albano of slidell, La. Memorials have been established with the United Methodist Church, Manter, and the American Cancer Society. Phillips Mortuary. (The Wichita Eagle, August 21, 1986)

TOOLE, LEONE V. (STARKS)

Leone V. (Starks) Toole, 67, retired teacher, died Monday, Dec. 17, 1990. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, United Methodist Church, Johnson.

Survivors: sons, Oliver, Michael both of Manter; daughter, Narrie Harris of Tribune, brother, Howard Starks of Durant, Okla.; sisters, Violet Walters of Midwest City, Okla., Marjorie Dawson of Oklahoma City, Betty Posey of Del City, Okla.; one grandchild. Memorial has been established with manter Grade School Library. Greene Funeral Home, Johnson. McPherson (The Wichita Eagle, December 19, 1990)

VON HEMEL, ALTA

Alta Von Hemel, 73, retired Manter Grade School head cook, died Friday, Nov. 23, 1990. Service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Manter Community Methodist Church.

Survivors: Husband, Agusta Ross; sons, Don of Hot Springs, Ark., Ron of Lamar, Colo., Danny of Pueblo, Colo., Ross Jr. of Manter; daughters, Carolyn Spell of Springfield, Colo., Judy Mellecker of Longmont, Colo; brothers Tom Watson of Chetopa, Jerry Watson of Elgin, Okla., Jack Watson of Holly, Colo., Bill Watson of Commerce, Okla., Jim Watson of Albuquerque; sisters, Mildred Walker of Manter, Chlorine Watkins of Ulysses, Lois Von Hemel of Manter, Joann King of Turpin, Okla., 21 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Manter Community Methodist Church and the Center for Basic Cancer Research, Kansas State University. Phillips Mortuary, Ulysses. (The Wichita Eagle, November 26, 1990)

VON HEMEL, HENRY

Henry Von Hemel, 80, retired farm laborer, died Sunday, May 28, 1989. Service 10 a.m. today, Manter, Kan. United Methodist Church.

Survivors: brother, Ross of Manter, sisters, Velda Mae Creamer, Hazel Wilkerson, Nellie Wilkerson, all of Manter. Memorial has been established with Manter United Methodist Church. Phillips Mortuary, Ulysses. (The Wichita Eagle, May 31, 1989)

WATSON, JOSEPHINE CAROLINE

Josephine Caroline Watson, 95, former Manter Cafe owner and operator, died Wednesday, June 13, 1990. Rosary 7:30 p.m. Friday, service 10 a.m. Saturday, both at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Ulysses.

Survivors: sons, Paul T. of Glenrock, Wyo., Bill D. of Commerce, Okla., James F. of Albuquerque, Jerry W. of Elgin, Okla., Jack C. of Holly, Colo.; daughters, Mildred V. Walker, Alta B. Von Hemel, Lois P. Von Hemel, all of Manter, Chlorene B. Watkins of Ulysses, Joann King of Turpin, Okla; 39 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren and 30 great-great-grandchildren. Phillips Mortuary, Ulysses. Pomona. (The Wichita Eagle, June 14, 1990)

WATSON, ROSS JR.

Ross Watson, Jr., 64, retired carpenter, died Tuesday, April 15, 1986. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, United Methodist Church, Manter.

Survivors: wife, Minnie; sons, Neal of Albuquerque, Mark of Santa Ana, Calif; daughters, Susan Walker of McPherson, Marla Welch of Hoisington; brothers, Paul of Glen Rock, Wyo., James of Albuquerque, Bill of Garden City, Jerry of Elgin, Okla., Jack of Holly, Colo., sisters, Mildred Walker, Alta Von Hemel, Lois Von Hemel all of Manter, Chlorine Watkins of Ulysses, Joann King of Tubin, Okla.; seven grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society. Phillips Mortuary, Ulysses. (The Wichita Eagle, April 17, 1986)

WORM, HELEN AMELIA

Helen Amelia Worm, 74, homemaker, died Sunday. Service 3 p.m. Wednesday, United Methodist Church, Manter.

Survivors: son, Buddy of Manter, daughter, Jean Higgins of Walsh, Colo., sister, Irene Rohrig of Walsh; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with National Kidney Foundation. Phillips Mortuary, Ulysses. (The Wichita Eagle, June 18, 1985)

WILLIAMS, ANNIE

MRS. THOMAS A. WILLIAMS

JOHNSON, Kan. --- Services for Mrs. Annie Williams, 39, who died Wednesday of an illness, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Manter, Kan., United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Johnson Cemetery.

Born at Mount Vernon, Ark., she came here in 1958 from Wichita.

Survivors include her widower, Thomas A.; two stepsons, Michael and Patrick, and a stepdaughter, Vivian, all at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Job, Manter; three brothers, bobby Jobe, Manter, Billy Jobe, Ulysses, Kan., and Bradley Jobe, Midwest City, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. Linda Kinkel, Wichita and Mrs. Betty Hays, Manter, and a grandmother, Mrs. Lou Jobe, Rose Bud, Ark.

Phillips Mortuary, Ulysses, has charge.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Saturday ~ May 31, 1969)

SCRIVNER, ROBERT MARTIN

MANTER --- Robert Martin Scrivner, 58, died March 29, 1990, at his home in rural Manter, of natural causes.

He was born Aug. 29, 1931, at Dodge city, the son of W. S. and Marie Hoffman Scrivner. A graduate of Manter High School in 1949, he was a lifetime resident of Manter and was a farmer.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the United Methodist Church, the American Agriculture Movement, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps for nine years.

On Nov. 25, 1954, he married Ruby McKedy at Manter. She survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Curtis, Manter; three daughters, Bobbie Scrivner, Garden City, Terri Mace, Goodland, Betty Jo Scrivner, Houston; mother, Manter; three sisters, Nita Hixson, Lamar, Colo., jackie Batterton, Manter, and Carol Mills, Boise City, Okla.; and four grandsons.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church, Manter, with the Revs. Ken Hathaway and Chuck Mattix presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Sunday at Greene Funearl Home, Johnson. Burial, with military graveside rites, will be in the Johnson Cemetery, Johnson.

Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, to Boy Scout Troop No. 145, Johnson, or to Boy Scout Troop No. 142, Goodland, all in care of the funeral home.
(Hutchinson News ~ March 31, 1990)

COCKRUM, DARIUS ETHEN "D.E."

JOHNSON CITY --- Darius Ethen "D. E." cockrum, 89, of Johnson City, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at Stanton County Long Term Care Unit in Johnson City.

He was born May 6, 1916, in Johnson City, to John Berriman "J. B." and Dora Belle Boren Cockrum. He graduated from Johnson City High School and attended college for two years before returning to Johnson City to work at Johnson State Bank, which his father and cousins had founded earlier.

Mr. Cockrum served in the Army Air Corp Finance Department during World War II. He then returned home and purchased a farm and ranch in northwest Stanton County, where he saw the county go from grassland to dryland farming. to Dust Bowl days, to deep well irrigation.

A lifetime resident of Johnson City, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday school and was a past chairman of the Administravie Board. He was a former chairman of the board of directors of Johnson State Bank, a charter member of the Soil Conservation District and K & C Credit Union, served on the ASCS County Committee, served for 30 years on the Johnson Co-op Board and was president for nine, served on the Manter and Johnson City school boards, was a member and Past Noble Grand of IOOF Lodge and a past president of Farm Bureau.

On April 2, 1939, he married June Hess in Johnson City.

He enjoyed his family, church activities, reading, banking, farming and ranching. After his retirement, he and his wife enjoyed traveling in their motor home visiting all 50 states with various recreational vehicle clubs. The couple was selected as Stanton County Pioneer Couple of the Year in 1998.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Darrell K. Cockrum of Johnson City; three daughters, Carolyn L. Baylor of Lithia, Fla., Nancy J. Murray of Kimberling City, Mo., and Joyce E. Baughman of Hugoton; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Leroy Cockrum.

Funeral wil be 10 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist church, Johnson City, with the Rev. Glenn Fogo officiating. Burial will follow at Stanton County Cemetery, Johnson City.

Visitation hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Garnand Funeral Home, Johnson City, with private family visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church, in care of the funeral home, 605 W. North Ave., Johnson City, KS 67855.
(Garden City Telegram ~ November 2, 2005)

SCUFFHAM, RALPH

JOHNSON CITY --- Ralph Edward Scuffham, 77, of Johnson City, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2005, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City after a sudden illness.

He was born Feb. 15, 1928, in Gaastra, Mich., the youngest of five sons born to Kyme and Alice Cummins Scuffham.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Kay of Johnson City; two sons, Dennis Scuffham of Wichita, and Rick Brandon of Joplin, Mo.; a stepson, Michael Headley of Garden City; a brother, Jack of Iron River, Mich.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Clyde, Earl and Noel; his parents and one grandson, Noel.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday at Garnand Funeral Home, Johnson City, with the Rev. Glenn Fogo officating.

Memorial are suggested to South West Oncology Associates, in care of the funeral home, 605 W. North Ave., Johnson City, KS 67855.
(Garden City Telegram ~ November 2, 2005)


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