Mary Clydena Allen, 85, died Friday, February 27, 2004, in Hugoton.

She was born to Orville Nye and Bessie Olive (Lynch) Thurstin. SHe was born Feb. 4, 1919, in RuralStevens County in Kansas.

She married George O. Allen Dec. 17, 1938, in Cedaredge, Colo. He survives.

She graduated from Hugoton High School. She moved to Paonia, Colo. after graduating from high school and lived there until 1937 to 1951. She moved back to Hugoton in 1951.

She was a member of the First Christian Church, Hugoton and the Rebekah Lodge, Hugoton.

Other survivors include two sons, Donald Allen and wife, Vicky, Emporia, Larry Allen and wife, Karen, Hugoton; four grandchildren, Reagan Kamran and husband, Olathe, Morgan Allen, Emporia, Ty Allen, Dodge City, Trey Allen and wife, Shawna, Manhattan, and one great-grandson, Braxton Allen.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Robert, Thurstin.

Memorial has been established for the First Christian Church Hearing Impaired System in care of Paul's Funeral Home, P.O. Box 236, Hugoton, KS 67951.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church in Hugoton with the Minister Jeff Aenk presiding.

Burial will be at Hugoton Cemetery in Hugoton.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Paul's Funeral Home. (The Southwest Daily Times, March 1, 2004)


Lewis Ernest Bauersfield, 83, died Oct. 5 in Lakewood. Services were Oct. 9 in Kansas. Mr. Bauersfield was born in Stevens County, Kan., on Sept. 12, 1912. He married Esther Mae Bryan, 1939. He retired from Ball Corp.'s metal container division. Survivors include his wife; daughters Louise Dean of Arvada, Mary of Kansas. (Rocky Mountain News, October 11, 1995)


Broadie, Harold E. "Hal," age 78, died Sunday, May 11, 2008, at the St. Francis Hospital in Topeka, Kansas. Mr. Broadie was born on August 22, 1929, in Ashland, Kansas, the last of five children born to Martha Hallie (Baker) and Elmer Rinker Broadie. Harold grew up during the Great Depression and graduated from Ashland High School in 1947 and was a 3-sport letterman. He earned a B.S. degree in Agricultural Economics from Kansas State University in 1951. He was united in marriage on August 18, 1950, in Ashland, Kansas, to the former Phyllis Burns. She survives of the home. Harold served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict from 1952 until his honorable discharge in 1955. He was an Ensign on the U.S.S. Uvalde. After his military service he was an Agricultural Extension Agent in Stevens County, Kansas for ten years. For the next 30 years he was a banker in the communities of Caldwell, Larned and Hays, Kansas. He also did consulting work for the Sword Company in Kansas City prior to retiring to Sun City West, Arizona and then to Manhattan,Kansas. Harold had many interests including being an avid golfer and outdoorsman. He was past District Governor for Rotary International and held positions of leadership in the First United Methodist Churches wherever he lived. He also was a loyal K-State Alumni and he and his wife Phyllis were awarded the KSU Family of the Year in 2006. Hal was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity at Kansas State. He was also a gifted singer and was a member of the K.S.U. Glee Club and church choirs. He ran the family ranch in Ashland, Kansas until it was sold to a member of the Broadie family in 2006. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include four daughters: Cyndy Platt and her husband David of Junction City, KS; Ann Hamilton and her husband Randy of Kansas City, KS; Marilyn Fox and her husband Larry of Manhattan, KS and Lisa Cook and her husband Dave of Boone, IA. He is also survived by eight grandchildren: Brian Platt, Austin, TX; Laura Platt, Kansas City, KS; Grant Hamilton. Ft. Worth, TX; Jeffrey Hamilton, Kansas City, KS; Bethany and Weston Fox, both of Manhattan, KS and Hallie and Christian Cook, both of Boone, Iowa. Two sisters: Marciel Tucker of Colorado and Margaret Keller of New York also survive. Preceding him in death were his parents, a brother, Raymond Broadie and a sister, Hallie Leben. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 12 noon until 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15th, at the First United Methodist Church, 612 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church with Reverend Moon-Hee Chung officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in the Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan. On-line condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established for the Sheltering Embrace Hospice House Campaign. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502 (Wichita Eagle, May 14, 2008)


Lois Cation, 90, of Oklahoma City, died December 19, 2002. She was born to Clarence and Alice Lash Cation in Stevens County, Kansas on September 8, 1912. She moved to Oklahoma City with her family as a young girl. She was a member of Central Presbyterian Church. Her husband, William W. Brooks, parents, a sister, Zola Cation and a brother, Kenneth Cation, preceded her in death. Survivors include her son, William "Bill" Brooks and wife, Charlotte of OKC; a brother, Lyle Cation and wife Alta of Newton, KS; a sister-in-law, Julia G. Cation of Bakersfield, CA; granddaughter, Allison Brooks Graham and husband, Curtis of Yountville, CA; grandson, David W. Brooks and wife, Kathleen of St. Louis, MO; five great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be at 3:30 PM Saturday, December 21, 2002 at Smith & Kernke Chapel, 14624 N. May Avenue. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens. (The Daily Oklahoman, December 20, 2002)


Earl H. Bryan a.k.a. "Coach Bryan," 92, of Hugoton, Kansas, died early Saturday, August 12, 2006, atStevens County Hospital, Hugoton, Kansas.
The son of Harvey and Myrtle (Shepard) Bryan, he was born December 29, 1913, in Pratt County,Kansas. Earl graduated from Southwestern College, Winfield, Kansas, in 1936, where he then moved to Hugoton to marry Ila Ruth Parker on August 22, 1937. He taught biology and coached football, basketball and track in Hugoton from 1936 to 1940, where he led the track team to a state championship in 1938. Earl also taught school and coached in Cimarron and Sterling, Kansas. In 1944, he returned to Hugoton, where he became the manager and later owner of Parker Grain Company. He retired in 1978.

Earl was a member of the United Methodist Church, Charter Member of Rotary Club since 1937, and a member of the Kansas Grain Dealers Association, where he also served as president.

Earl's great love was watching his children, grandchildren and greats play sports, and he was a faithful supporter of the Hugoton Eagles throughout the years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ila Bryan in 1985, one son, Gary Earl, his parents, Harvey and Myrtle Bryan, one brother, Leonard Bryan, and one sister, Edith King.

Survivors are one daughter, Janet Stutz and husband, Jon, Hugoton, Kansas; one son, Jack Bryan and wife, Vicki, Rogers, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Jeana Wing and husband, Matt, Dalhart, Texas, Gary Stutz and wife, Kim, Albany, Georgia, Brad Bryan and wife, Carma, Lincoln, Nebraska, and Debbi McCant and husband, Keithen, Dallas, Texas; 10 great-grandchildren, Sara McDaniels, Cole Wing, Clay Wing, Shala Wing, Sabra Stutz, Cassidy Stutz, Macey Bryan, Miya Bryan, Brianna McCant, Sahvanna McCant; and five great-great-grandchildren, Ali, Fray, Levi, Cy and Layla.

Memorials have been established for either the United Methodist Church or Earl Bryan Sports Scholarship, both of Hugoton. Memorials may be mailed to Paul's Funeral Home, Box 236, Hugoton, KS, 67951.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 15, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, Hugoton, Kansas, with burial in the Hugoton Cemetery, Hugoton, Kansas.

Paul's Funeral Home, Hugoton, is in charge of arrangements.

Friends may call Sunday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. (The Southwest Daily Times, August 14, 2006)


Barbara Jean Bryant, 47, of Tyrone, Oklahoma passed away Friday, September 22, 2006, at StevensCounty Hospital in Hugoton, Kansas, after a courageous fight with cancer.

Barbara was born December 10, 1958, in San Antonio, Texas, the daughter of John and Jacque Dwyer Anders. This is the area where she grew up and attended school.

On June 8, 1981, she was united to Larry Bryant in San Antonio, Texas. The have lived in Tyrone, Oklahoma, for 21 years where she loved to read, enjoyed creating crafts and was a great cook.

She was a member of the Tyrone Baptist Church, the Circle of Faith (Cancer Support Group) and was involved in the Relay For Life.

Survivors include her husband Larry of the home; three sons, Allen Wayne Bryant of Tyrone, Oklahoma, Timothy James Porter of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Mark Anthony Porter of Hawaii; one daughter, Katie Mae Bryant of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; her father, John Anders and his wife Jennie of Lilian, Alabama; her mother, Jacque Anders of San Antonio, Texas; one brother, Bill Anders and his wife Diana of San Antonio, Texas; two sisters, Susan Hawkins and her husband Mark of Wimberley, Texas, and Patty Bila and her husband Gerry of San Antonio, Texas.

Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, September 28, 2006, at the Gospel of Grace Church in Hooker, Oklahoma, with Pastor Chris McFarland officiating.

The private inurnment of cremains was held in the Tyrone Cemetery in Tyrone, Oklahoma under the direction of the Roberts Brothers Funeral Home, Inc. in Hooker, Oklahoma.

Memorials are suggested to the Circle of Faith (Cancer Support Group) in Liberal, Kansas and may be left at the Roberts Brothers Funeral Home, Inc. Box 745, Hooker, Oklahoma 73945. (Southwest Daily Times, September 26, 2006)


It is with deepest regret that we note the demise of Mrs. Case, wife of W. M. Case, of Hugoton, on Wednesday evening. Deceased lately joined her husband here and had taken up her residence at Hugoton with the purpose of remaining with her husband. It seems hard to lose one who has been such an affectionate wife, who has cheered him in his struggles and assisted him with sound advice, who has brought honor to his name by her accomplishments and lovable disposition, and who but of late has presented him his first son and only child. In this hour of affliction Mr. Case has the heartfelt sympathy of his many friends in this community. Mrs. Case’s mother, Mrs. Rosbrough, arrived from Illinois on Thursday to be at her daughter’s bedside, but came too late to close the eyelids of her cherished one. The remains were placed in the cemetery at Hugoton Thursday. (Grant County Register, November 6, 1886, submitted by Julie)


Marjorie June Cullins was born June 29, 1922, in Stevens County, Kansas, the daughter of Paul F. and Bess Lacy Shuck. The family moved to Kiowa County later in the 1920's.

Marjorie graduated from Greensburg High School in 1940. She graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Home Economics. She worked on a Master's Degree in Institutional Dietetics at Oklahoma A&M. In 1950, she had a year internship at Oklahoma University Hospitals.
Marjorie married Kenneth Ragan, a college classmate in 1950. A son, Kenneth Charles Ragan was born in 1951 and died in 1952 from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. She and husband, Kenneth divorced.

Marjorie married John Manford Cullins on Nov. 22, 1958 at Alva, Oklahoma. He died July 11, 1982. They had made their home in Greensburg and on the Shuck farm south of Brenham.

Marjorie was a registered and licensed dietician since 1952. She became a member of the American Diabetic Association in 1950, and received a 50 year membership award in October 2000 at the National Food and Nutrition Conference and Exhibition, held in Denver, Colorado and at the Kansas Dietetic Association Foundation Awards and Recognition Luncheon March 20, 2000 in Topeka, Kansas. She was past president of Western Kansas District Dietetic Association. She was a consultant for Kansas Dietetic Manual and was instructor for Dietetic Food Service Supervisors Course in Western Kansas.

Marjorie was Dietician at Kiowa County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg for 10 years, at Trinity Hospital in Dodge City for 15 years and then transferred to Trinity Association of Southwest Kansas and was Consultant Dietician for area hospitals in western Kansas, including Edwards County Hospital.

Marjorie's memberships include the First United Methodist Church, past president of Alpha Study and Social Club, Thimbleena Club, and Hour Club of Greensburg. In Wichita, she was a member of the Knife and Fork Club and Wichita University Club. She was a former member of the Cosmosphere Club in Hutchinson.

Survivors include a nephew Gary L. Shuck,and his wife Cheryl L., San Antonio, Texas, Great neice Ronai Reda, and two Great Nephews, Ronald and Bradley Davis and other relatives and friends. Marjorie was preceded in death by a brother, Luther Paul Shuck, and a Neice Peggy Diane Coggins.

Funeral Services will be held 10 a.m. Friday June 30, 2006 at Fleener Funeral Chapel, Greensburg, Kansas, with Rev. Gene McIntosh presiding. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Greensburg. Friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the chapel. Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church, Greensburg, Barclay College, Haviland, Kansas, and South Wind Hospice, all in care of Fleener Funeral Home, P.O. Box 763, Greensburg, Kansas, 67054-0763. (Hutchinson News, June 28, 2006)


Boy Dies From Burns - The local undertaking firm were called to the H. C. Cunningham home in southwest Stevens county Sunday night to prepare for burial the body of Floyd Cunningham, the thirteen year old boy who was burned in the explosion of gasoline while starting a fire at the Sunflower school house two weeks ago. Burial was made in the Burden Cemetery in Oklahoma, Monday. Glenn, the seven year old boy, was still living but suffering great pain.

Floyd was born at Atlanta, kansas December 29, 1903. Besides the farther and mother, Clint and Rosa Cunningham, he had three brothers, Raymond, Glenn, and John; and three sisters, Maarjorie Letha and Melva. A short funeral services was conducted at the home by Elder A. C. Martin. (Hugoton Hermes, Hugoton, Kansas, Friday, February 23, 1917, front page)


Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Parsons were in Guymon last Thursday to attend the funeral of F. H. Faris, who died from pneumonia; it was at the Faris home. (Hugoton Hermes, Hugoton, Kansas, Friday, February 23, 1917, front page)


The following notice of the death of Daniel Forker, a former resident of this township and well known to many of our readers, is taken from the Hugoton Hermes:

“Daniel Forker, one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of this county, died at his home near this town Tuesday afternoon after a protracted illness of consumption. Mr. Forker, during his long residence here was called upon to fill many offices of honor and trust, serving two terns as county clerk, filled several minor offices, and but a short time before his death, resigned as postmaster at Hugoton. His private life was exceptionally pure and blameless; his public career marked with probity and a high sense of honor. Kind, gentle and unassuming, a faithful friend, a loyal citizen, his loss is one that will be keenly felt by al our people.” (Haven Independent Haven, Reno County, Kansas June 5, 1897 page – 3 *** column – 3 submitted by Rose Stout)


Graves, Charles Joseph "Joe," 85, farmer and former Stevens County employee, died Thursday, May 22, 1997. Service 4 p.m. Saturday, Assembly of God Church.

Survivors: Jerry of Houston, Joseph of Denver, Charles of Kansas City, Mo.; daughter, Charlotte Lewis of Portland, Ore.; stepdaughters, Marge Tillman of Atlanta, Ga., Sharon Binder of Mobile, Ala., Connie Graves of Jacksonville, Fla.; sister, Goldie Graves of Los Angeles; 10 grandchildren. Paul's Funeral Home. (Wichita Eagle, May 23, 1997)


The two months old baby of Mr. and Mrs. John Jennings, west of town, died of pneumonia and was buried Tuesday in Hugoton Cemetery. (Hugoton Hermes, Hugoton, Kansas, Friday, February 23, 1917, front page)


Pearl Ilene Johnson, age 86, died Monday, Oct. 26, 2009 at Stevens County Hospital in Hugoton, Kansas. She was born May 08, 1923, in Stevens County, Kansas, the daughter of Guy F. and Pearl E. (Ramsey) McClure.

Funeral service were held Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the Hugoton Assembly of God Church in Hugoton with President David Madsen and Pastor Ben Coats officiating. Interment will follow at the Hugoton Cemetery in Hugoton. Memorial contributions may be given to the donors choice in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 423 S Main, Hugoton, Kan. 67951. (Southwest Daily Times, November 5, 2009)


Myrtle Anna Kinser, 95 died Sunday, August 16, 2009 at Presbyterian Manor in Newton. She was born February 11, 1914 in Stevens County, Kansas, the daughter of Horace and Viola Smith Wheeler.

She was married to Elrie Kinser on March 25, 1934 at the Bethel Friends Church. They moved many times during the early years of their marriage finding work with different farmers. In 1945 they settled with their family and farmed in Stevens County, KS, until their retirement in 1977 to Haviland, KS. They moved to the Presbyterian Manor in Newton, KS in 2007.

Survivors include her husband, Elrie Kinser; four sons and daughters-in-law, Harold and Mary Ann Kinser of Sun City West, AZ; Merl and Eunice Kinser of Coyle, OK; Delmar and Phyllis Kinser of Newton, KS; and Irvin and Jean Kinser of Bonner Springs, KS; nine Grandchildren; six Great Grandchildren; one brother, Floyd Wheeler of Pratt, KS; and, many other relatives and friends. Myrtle was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Harold Wheeler, Leslie Wheeler, and Clarence Wheeler; and her sister, Gertrude Bushweiler.

Funeral Services for Myrtle Kinser will be held on Thursday, August 20, 2009 at 10:30 a.m., at the Haviland Friends Church in Haviland, KS, with Pastor John Havens presiding. Burial will follow at the Haviland Cemetery. The family requests donations are made in her memory to either Barclay College or Gideons International, both in care of Fleener Funeral Home, 514 S. Main Street, Greensburg, KS 67054. (Kiowa County Signal, November 3, 2009)


Harry James Metts, 92, of Nederland, TX, passed away surrounded by family and friends on February 13, 2009 at his home. He was born on May 9, 1916 in Stevens County, Kansas to the late Clarence and Ruby Broillier Metts.

Harry was the loving husband of Laura Belle Metts of Nederland, TX; cherished father of sons: Jim Metts and wife Ramona of Nederland, TX, Dave Metts and wife Karen of Belle Vista, Arkansas, Richard Metts and wife Darlene of Freeport, TX. He was the devoted grandfather of 11 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers: Marion Metts and Hubert Metts; his sisters: Mary Barns and Ruth Stevens and son: Gary Dewayne Metts.

Harry was retired from Northern Natural Gas Co. as a supervisor.

A gathering of family and friends will be Sunday, February 15, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Heritage Funeral Home in Nederland, TX.

Graveside funeral service will be Monday, February 16, at 1:00 pm at Conroe Memorial Cemetery in Conroe, TX, with Rev. Wes Morgan officiating. (The Beaumont Enterprise, February 15, 2009)


Schwartz, Velva Evelyn (Moore), 90, retired activities director for Mennonite Manor in Hutchinson, KS; passed away Thursday, August 19, 2010, in Derby, KS. Born November 20, 1919, inStevens County, Kansas, to Ivan and Opal Moore. Velva was preceded in death by her husband, Jay B; son Anthony J; parents, and sister Vera Fidler. She is survived by her daughter, Pam Schroeder (Phil) of Derby, KS; son, Tim Schwartz (Joanie) of Stockton, CA; grandsons Luke Schwartz of Manteca, CA and Bret Schroeder of Leavenworth, KS; granddaughters Heidi Richert (Jeff) of Derby, KS and Elsie Schwartz of Stockton, CA; 3 great-grandchildren; brother, Raymond Moore of Ulysses, KS. No visitation will be held. Memorial service to be held at Woodlawn United Methodist Church in Derby, Kansas on Saturday, September 4, at 10 a.m., Memorial established with Woodlawn United Methodist Church of Derby, Kansas. (Wichita Eagle, August 22, 2010


DonEtta Moser, 80, died November 14, 2008, at Stevens County Hospital, Hugoton. She was born in Stevens County, Kansas on September 28, 1928. She was the daughter of Perry J. Beavers, a long time Stevens County resident. She was a 1947, graduate of Hugoton High School.

On October 9, 1945, DonEtta Beavers married Ernest M. "Dutch" Moser. Dutch died January 10, 1978.

DonEtta worked at Bigbee Motors for 10 years and at Farmers Home Administration USDA for 28 plus years.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Rebekkah Lodge, and the Lady's Auxiliary all of Hugoton. She had also served on the Stevens County Medical Foundation.

Survivors include: two daughters, Sherry (Greg) Morris, and Charlotte Breeding, both of Hugoton,Kansas; four grandchildren, Kimberly (Gabriel) Simmons of Hutchinson, Kansas, Laurie Morris of Hugoton, Kansas, Jamie (Brad) Niehues of Hugoton, Kansas, and Gregory Morris of Amarillo, Texas; a great-grandson, Grant Niehues of Hugoton, Kansas; two nieces, Carolyn Cooper, and Phyliss Lober of Colorado Springs, Colorado; two sisters-in-law, Mary Beavers, of Colorado, and Marion Beavers, of Missouri; two aunts, Maxine Raimey of Wichita, Kansas, and Maxine Kilbourne, of Garden City, Kansas. She is also survived by numerous other nieces, nephews and relatives.

DonEtta was preceded in death by three brothers, Virgil Beavers Sr., Phil Beavers and Lauren Beavers, and two nephews, Virgil Beavers Jr. and Arthur Lynn Beavers.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday Nov. 18, 2008, at the United Methodist Church of Hugoton,Kansas with Pastor Harry Cross and the Rev. Eric Mason presiding. There will be no visitation. Interment will be in the Hugoton Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the United Methodist Church, Hugoton, in care of Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home, 1212 W. 2, Liberal, KS, 67901. (The Hutchinson News, November 17, 2008)


A 27-year-old Coolidge man was killed Monday morning, after he was thrown from a pickup on a rural Stevens County road, the Kansas Highway Patrol reported.

The driver of the 1998 Ford was Jesus E. Rodriguez-Martinez, 20, address unknown. He was traveling east on County Road D, about 19 miles southeast of Hugoton, when his pickup went out of control. It traveled into the south ditch, where it went down the ditch and made a sharp turn back across the road. The pickup then entered the north ditch, where it rolled and threw the passengers.

Jesus Rodriguez-Perez died from his injuries. Maria Elizabeth Chavez, 21, Coolidge, and 4-month-old Yareli Rodriquez, Coolidge, were injured and taken to Southwest Medical Center, Liberal.

Rodriguez-Martinez was also transported to the Liberal hospital. Only the driver was wearing his seat belt, the patrol reported. (Hutchinson News, January 29, 2009)


Reynolds, Art, 82, retired farmer, died Friday, Nov. 29, 1996. Service 2 p.m. Monday, First Church of God.

Survivors: wife, Dorothy; sons, Wayne, Jack, both of Hugoton, Bill of Athens, Texas, Roger of Tuscola, Ill.; brothers, Ben, Donald, both of Hugoton; sisters, Ethyle Reese, Edythe Stuart, both of Hugoton, Viola Quattlebaum of Lamar, Colo., Zola Lynch of Rogers, Ark.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Morton County Hospital and First Church of God building fund. Paul's Funeral Home. (Wichita Eagle, Sunday, December 1, 1996)


Ethel Lorene Runyon, the only child of Forest Runyon and wife, was born at Garland, Kas., December 5, 1909, and departed this life August 17, 1920, aged at eath 10 years, 8 months and 12 days.  She died at Liberal, Kas.  Often she talked of going to the beautiful city of Paraidse and said she wanted to go first.  She was very patient with her sufering and her last moments were peaceful and without a struggle.  She leaves to mourn her loss a father and mother, two grandfathers and two grandmothers, and a number of relatives, and many schoolmates who are also heartbroken at her early demise.  The funeral service was held at the Maple Leaf church August 19, at 3 o'clock.  The service was conducted by Rev. Folin and the remains were laid to rest in the Hugoton cemetery.  The sorowing parents and friends have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in their very great loss.

"Sleep, dear little one, sleep,
Narrow they bed, and deep,
Hunger nor thirst nor cruel pain
Ever can hurt this child again;
Sheltered close from earth's alarms,
She is now an angel in the Savior's arms."
(Fort Scott Monitor ~ Thursday ~ September 16, 1920 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)


T. B. Stockstill killed at Liberal - Thomas B. Stockstill of Hugoton was killed by a train at Liberal Wednesday. He had gone over with the mail carrier Tuesday and Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock while crossing to the second track to board a freight train for Tyrone, was struck by a passenger train from the west. He lived until 1 o'clock but was unconcious. His sons George and Claude of Ematon, took the body to Sharon, Kansas, this morning for burial.

Mr. Stockstill was past eighty years of age and his sight was poor, which probably contributed to this accident. He had large property interests and at times gave much to benevolent enterprises. He lived alone here, but was known to many who regret to hear of his passing in this way. (Hugoton Hermes, Hugoton, Kansas, Friday, February 23, 1917, front page)


Velma H. Stotts, 97 of Eureka and formerly of El Dorado died December 2, 2010 at the Greenwood County Hospital in Eureka. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Stoehr cemetery in Elmdale, Kansas.

Velma was born March 20, 1913 in Stevens County, Kansas the daughter of Walter and Ethel (Baker) Garman She grew up in Turon and received her high school degree. She also attended Business college in Wichita. In Wichita she met Riley E. Stotts and they were married on July 23, 1931 in Ponca City, Oklahoma. They lived in Chase County and farmed until 1940. She moved and lived in El Dorado from 1940 until 2000. In El Dorado they opened a neighborhood grocery store. Velma also was employed as a bookkeeper for Kent Oil Service and A.M.A. Electric. During WWII she worked at Beech Aircraft and ran a local café here. She loved to garden, crochet, cook and really excelled at taking care of her family. She was the Past President of A.B.W.A. She was a member of the Desk and Derrick, the Women of the Moose, and the American Legion auxiliary. She was a charter member of the El Dorado Women's Bowling association and was placed in the Hall of Fame.

Surviving family includes one son Robert Stotts of Eureka; granddaughters, Teresa Leard and Connie (Wayne) Bragg both of El Dorado; great grandchildren, Amanda Lynch (Billy Gage) and Christie Lynch of Augusta, Aaron, Dustin and Caelin Bragg of El Dorado: great great granddaughter Kierra Gage of Augusta. Sisters, Ethel Bryant and Alice Tucknies.

She was preceded in death by her husband Riley, daughter in law Darlene Stotts, granddaughter, Robin Lynch; four brothers Edsel, Clayton, Don and Harry Garman.

A memorial has been established with the Salvation Army. Contributions may be left with the Kirby-Morris Funeral Home in El Dorado. (El Dorado Times, December 8, 2010)



Hugoton, Kan., April 10 --- They first death as a result of Tuesday's blizzard in Southwestern Kansas was reported today when the frozen body of L. J. Wathen, was found partly buried in the snow about two miles southwest of here.  Wathen had evidently started to town on foot and had been overcome by the storm.  He was identified by checks and papers found in his pockets.  No one here knows the address of his relatives, but it is believed they live in Tennessee.
(Leavenworth Times ~ Friday ~ April 11, 1919 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)



Donald Joslin, of Hugoton, Was Associate Editor of Kansan

Lawrence, Kan., July 9 --- Word was received here yesterday of the death of Donald E. Joslin, a junior in the college of Kansas university from Hugoton, Kan.  He was working in the harvest field near his home when he fell from a barge, and was run over by one of the wheels.

He was popular in university student activities being associate editor of the University Daily Kansan, a member of Sigma Delta Chi, honorary journalism fraternity, and also a member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity.
(Topeka Daily Capital ~ Saturday ~ July 10, 1920 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)



A 14-year-old Hugoton boy shot and killed himself Saturday, according to the 26th District Coroner's office.

Dominic Cole Esarey died Saturday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to 26th District Coroner Hubert Peterson.

Esarey was a student at Hugoton Middle School.  Parents Cassandra Sandoval and Matt Esarey could not be reached for comment.

The case is being investigated by the Stevens County Sheriff's Office.  Sheriff Ted Heaton could not be reached for comment on Monday.  Details of the time and location of the shooting were not available.

Funeral services for Esarey will be 5 p.m. Wedneday at Hugton Middle School Auditorium.
(Garden City Telegram ~ Monday ~ April 23, 1912 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)


KASSON --- George E. Kasson, died yesterday morning at a local hospital.  He was a former resident of Wichita, but recently has been living at Moscow, Kan.  He is survived by his wife and sister, Mrs. Fulk, of Wichita.  The body is at the parlors of the Wichita Undertaking company awaiting funeral arrangements.
(Wichita Daily Eagle ~ Monday ~ November 5, 1917 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)


According to a communication received by The Times yesterday from N. L. Robinson at Moscow, Kan., Mrs. Sarah Gibson died at Moscow September 27, and that the deceased was buried by the side of the grave of her husband, who preceded her in death, at Moscow.  The report of Mrs. Gibson's death was published in The Times September 28.
(Leavenworth Times ~ Thursday ~ October 5, 1922 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

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