The remains of Mrs. Carrie B. Jordan, who died February 17th, at Towner, Colorado, were buried at Ogallah cemetery Saturday, February 21.  The Rev. C. R. Wade, pastor of the Methodist church of this city, conducted the funera services.


We wish to thank our many friends and neighbors for the kindness and sympathy shown us during the death of our wife, daughter and sister.  We wish to thank the singers and for the floral offering.  May God bless you all is our prayer.

Mrs. Albert Jordon and Family
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Kermen and family and other relatives.
(Western Kansas World ~ WaKeeney, KS ~ February 26, 1920)


Donald Augustus, the little fifteen months old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Peters who make their home with Mrs. Peters' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Kernan, north of Ogallah, died last Friday evening at 7:30.  The funeral services were conducted from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kernan and the body buried in the Ogallah cemetery.  The Rev. C. R. Wade was in charge.  The sincere sympathy of many friends is extended to the bereaved family.
(Western Kansas World ~ WaKeeney, KS ~ March 11, 1920)


Byron A. Marquand, infant son of Mattie and Wesley Marquand, died December 2, aged 5 months and 17 days.

Funeral services were largely attended in Ogallah on Sunday, December 4, at 1 o'clock p.m., Rev. Gunckel of Wa-Keeney officiating.  Singing finely rendered by the choir.  The bearers were:  Alvin Cutler, B. Ridgway, John Hixon and Herbert Benson.

The baby lay in a beautiful white casket.  The floral offering was of white chrysanthemums and green leaves.

The dear little one was laid to rest in the Ogallah cemetery.

We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved parents.


Too soon lov'd one, they race is run
Thy earth life short, all spent and done
'Tis hard for us, to part with thee
To give thee up no more to see.

Are we not sure you've gone to God
To live with him both great and good.
In the heavenly mansion bright and fair
That Jesus went there to prepare.

He comes to the home bright and fair
Where mutual love the inmates share;
He plucks the rarest buds of spring
And seals the lips atun'd to sing.

Here then we lay this bud away,
Until the resurrection day;
When it shall blook in beauty rare
And of its purfume angels share.
(Western Kansas World ~ WaKeeney, KS ~ December 10, 1898)


Died, on January 6, 1896, Joseph, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Wagner.  The funeral was held in the Ogallah school house at 2 o'clock p.m. Tuesday, and was conducted by Rev. Hobbs.  The remains were interred in the Ogallah cemetery.  The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community.
(Western Kansas World ~ WaKeenedy, KS ~ January 11, 1896)


Last Sunday morning W. A. Keena was killed at Ogallah being kicked in the head by a horse and died almost instantly.  He was formerly from Minnesota, and leaves a wife and three children.  The Odd Fellows of this city buried him in the Ogallah cemetery Monday afternoon.
(Western Kansas World ~ WaKeeney, KS ~ November 9, 1907)


Last Saturday evening between eight and nine o'clock the body of Ed. Wagner was found near Ogallah wehre he lives.  The coroner was notified at once and a verdict of suicide was brought in.  It seems the young man had been having some trouble over the estate and it is thought that he became melancholy over the matter which caused him to take the step that he did.  He had many friends, was of a kind, pleasant disposition and was very obliging.  The affair is most sad and unfortunate and the relatives have the sympathy of the entire community.  On Monday the remains were laid to rest in the Ogallah cemetery.
(Western Kansas World ~ WaKeeney, KS ~ July 25, 1908)



Sarah E. Singletary was born in Bradly county, Tenn., Dec. 29, 1842, and was married to J. C. Buchanan Oct. 31, 1865.  To this union eight children were born, four boys and four girls, who, together with their father and one sister, are left to mourn her loss.

In the spring of 1850 she moved with her aunt and uncle from Tennessee to McDonough county, Illinois.  In the year of 1867, she, with her husband, united with the Cumberlain Presbyterian church.  In 1887 they moved to Kansas and settled in Ellis county, near Ellis.  In 1892 they moved to Wallace county, Kansas, and there being no Cumberlain Presbyterian church near, they united with the Congregational church.

Mrs. Buchanan died Feb. 28, 1909, aged 66 years and 2 months.  The funeral services were held in the Ogallah M.E. church on Monday, March 1, the sermon being preached by Rev. Perigo, of Grinnell, Kansas, after which the boyd was laid to rest in the Ogallah cemetery.  The pallbearers were S. S. Harvey, D. Pershing, C. C. Yetter, C. Mapes, A. V. Hixson and B. E. Furbeck.

Mrs. Buchanan was taken sick some three months ago with heart and kidney trouble, although she was not confined to her bed until the last ten days of her sickness.  Everything was done that loving hands could do to relieve her suffering, but she gradually grew weaker till she fell asleep in Jesus, who has said, "Come unto me and I will give you rest."

She leaves a husband and eight children and a host of friends to mourn her loss.  In her death the husband has lost a loving companion and helpmate and the children a loving mother whose place no one on earth can fill.

She was a loyal friend to all who knew her and no one ever went hungry from her door.  She was always doing something to help those who were hungry, sick or needy, doing her duty as a Christian in the way Christ has said, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

Our sympathies go out for the husband and family, especially her dear companion.  May God help and sustain him while here on earth.  ----A Friend


We desire to extend our heart-felt thanks to our friends and neighbors for their many acts of kindness and words of sympathy extended to us during the death and burial of our beloved wife and mother.

MARTHA E. BECKNER, Blysthsdale, Mo.
GEORGE W. BUCHANAN, Breckenridge, Colo.
JAMES C. BUCHANAN, JR., Mason City, Iowa
LUCINDA A. CASKEY, Ogallah, Kansas
ROBERT A. BUCHANAN, Ogallah, Kansas
MARY L. LUTZ, Wallace, Kan.
EDITH R. BUCHANAN, Ogallah, Kansas.
(Western Kansas World ~ WaKeeney, KS ~ March 13, 1909)


Last Saturday morning, Mrs. J. H. McNaughton, who lives near Ogallah, died very suddenly at her home.  Mrs. McNaughton was formerly Miss Charlotte E. Snelling, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Snelling.  She was united in marriage to John McNaughton, June 6, 1907.  She leaves an infant son about ten days old besides two other children.  Mrs. McNaughton was a consistent christian, a kind and loving wife and mother, and she had many friends who sincerely mourn her untimely death.  On Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Green, conducted the funeral services and the remains were laid to rest in the Ogallah cemetery.  The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved and sorrow stricken family.
(Western Kansas World ~ WaKeeney, KS ~ March 2, 1912)


H. D. Hillman was buried at the Ogallah cemetery Tuesday aftenroon.

Mr. Hillman was an old rsident of this vicinity and a large attendance was present.
(Western Kansas World ~ WaKeeney, KS ~ February 26, 1920)



On last Saturday morning our community was shocked to hear of the death of J. A. Rich.

Mr. Rich had been sufferer from diabetes for several years but not until about the 1st of last December did he become bedfast, and although he suffered a great deal his family and friends had strong hopes of improved health, if not entire recovery from the disease with which he was afflicted.  But he was taken with a severe cold which changed quickly into pneumonia, and being weakened already, he succumbed to it on Saturday March 7, 1914, at 4 p.m.

James Atkinson Rich was born in Clinton county, Iowa, January 3, 1872, and was at the time of his death 42 years, 2 months, and 5 days old.

He came with his parents to Trego county, Kansas, in 1878.  He lived with them on a ranch located on Big Creek, south of Ogallah, Kansas, living there continually until with ihs mother and family he moved to Ogallah seven years ago.

Mr. Rich received his early education in the common schools of this county, and later added a one year course of training at the Agricultural College at Manhattan, Kans., thus equipping him for the duties of a teacher.  He engaged in the teaching profession and continued at it for five terms, and made many friends in all parts of the county while so engaged.

On the 21st day of September, 1899, he was united in marriage with Annan Blakely and to this union three children were born, these with his wife, mother and brother are left to mourn his untimely loss.

After his marriage, Mr. Rich settled down on the ranch with his mother and brother, and there with his family followed the farming and stock business until he moved to Ogallah, since which time he was engaged in buying cream, until he was unable on account of illness to actively pursue it.

While teaching at or near Banner, Kans., he united with the Congregational church at that place, and his membership remained there up to the time of his death.

In the death of J. A. Rich a bright, active mind has been removed from our community.  His unquestioned integrity, high ideals, and steadfastness of purpose, make a life record that will not easily fade from the pages of memory, or be ever erased from the hearts of those who loved him.  His sufferings are past.  The Great Master has called him up higher to a wider field of usefulness, and we are left to imitate his good example.

Funeral services were under the direction of the Masonic lodge of Ellis assisted by the Masonic lodge of Wa-Keeney.  Services were held at the church in Ogallah and were conducted by Rev. Harper, the Congregational minister at Ellis, assisted by Rev. Reed of Wa-Keeney.  Many and beautiful were the floral tributes, that mourning relatives and loving friends, banked about the casket, while perhaps the largest assemblage that ever attended a service of this nature here, followed his remains to the Ogallah cemetery and there his fellow Masons performed the last sad funeral rites.

God has only called him highter to a "Land that is fairer than day."


To all those friends and neighbors, who so ably assisted us in the last illness and death of our beloved son, brother, husband and father, we extend our heartfelt thanks.

(Western Kansan World ~ WaKeeney, KS ~ March 14, 1914)


Mrs. Ellen Blakely-Davies was born in Grant county, Wisconsin, October 15, 1854, and died at her home in Ogallah, Kans., June 21, 1914, at 8 p.m., being at the time of her death 59 years, 8 months and 6 days old.

She removed with her mother and brother to Trego county, Kansas, in 1886 and took a homestead living on it until 1893, when she was united in marriage to John Davies of Osage, Iowa, and went there to live and remained there until the time of her husband's death in 1901, after this she resided for three years in Minnesota, returning to Trego county, Kansas, in 1904, where she resided up to the time of her death.

Mrs. Davies was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Ogallah, Kans., and in good standing at the time of her death, she lived a life of pure Christian practices, believing more in practical Christian living than in formal profession.

Mrs. Davies had been a sufferer from stomach affection for many years and had tried doctoring with some of the best physicians of the country but to no avail, during the last two months of her life disease made her sufferings intense, but she bore them with a patience worthy of a true follower of her Master.

A good woman has been removed from our midst.  God has called her home from her sufferings to a land where there will be no more pain.

The funeral ceremony was conducted by Rev. Reed at the M.E. church in Ogallah, Kans., and the remains were laid to rest in the Ogallah cemetery.

She leaves one brother, J. W. Blakely of Wa-Keeney, and one sister, Mrs. Rachel Perry, of Plattsville, Wisconsin, one niece and five nephews, and a host of friends and neighbors to mourn her loss.


To our friends and neighbors who so ably assisted us with their help and sympathy during the illness and death of hour beloved sister and aunt, Mrs. Ellen Davies, we desire to extend our heartfelt thanks.

(Western Kansas World ~ WaKeeney, KS ~ June 27, 1914)



Anna Blakely was born February 13, 1820, in Tyrone county, Ireland, and died Tuesday, December 3, 1907.

In 1838 she was married to Thomas Blakely.  To this union seven children were born, four of which have passed to the Great Beyond, those surviving her are Mrs. Perry of Platteville, Wisconsin, John Blakely and Mrs. DAvies of this county.

The deceased moved to America in 1851, settling in Grant county, Wisconsin, residing there thirty-four years.  She moved to Hall county, Nebraska, living there one and one-half years; and came to Kansas twenty-two years ago, where she lived at the time of her death.

She was a devout christian, having found the Methodist church fifty years ago.

The bereaved have the sympathy of all in the loss of Grandma Blakely.

Funeral services were held at the M.E. church at Ogallah, Thursday at 2 p.m.  Rev. Scott of Wa-Keeney preached an appropriate sermon after which the remains were laid to rest in Ogallah cemetery.
(Western Kansas World ~ WaKeeney, KS ~ December 7, 1907)


Margaret J. Cress died at her home seven miles north of Ogallah, Kans., Friday, March 23, 1917.  The deceased was born in Montgomery County, Illinois, on October 11, 1849 and was 67 years, 5 months and 12 days old at the time of her death.

On December 22, 1875, she was united in marriage to I. N. Cress.  To this union one daughter was born, Mrs. H. H. Thornton of Wa-Keeney, Kansas.  She united with the Presbyterian church at the age of 18 years.

She leaves to mourn her loss an aged husband, a daughter, a son-in-law, three grandchildren, one brother and one sister.  The funeral services were held at the Ogallah church, Saturday, March 24, and were conducted by Rev. Brown of Hill city, after which the body was laid to rest in the Ogallah cemetery.


We wish to express our thanks to our many kind friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us during the sickness and death of our beloved wife and mother also for the beautiful flowers.

I. N. Cress
Mrs. H. H. Thornton and Family

(Western Kansas World ~ WaKeeney, KS ~ March 31, 1917)


Ed Dietrich and family returned to Colorado Springs last Friday night after interring their son, Lester, in the Ogallah cemetery.  The whole community extend their sympathy to the bereaved family.
(Western Kansas World ~ WaKeeney, KS ~ May 16, 1918)


Grandma Philpott died Monday night at the home of Sanford Powers after an illness of only two days and was buried in the Ogallah cemetery Tuesday; we didn't learn particulars.  She was a fine old lady, well liked by all who knew her, she leaves a large family to mourn her loss.
(Western Kansas World ~ WaKeeney, KS~ October 3, 1918)


The funeral for Gemma E. Comstock, formerly of Emporia, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Christ the King Catholic Church in WaKeeney. The Rev. Donald F. Pfannenstiel will officiate. 

Before the service, there will be a visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Christ the King Cemetery. 

Mrs. Comstock died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2004, in Mount Pleasant, Mich. 

Memorial Masses in her name or contributions to the Gemma E. Comstock Children's Educational Fund may be sent in care of Schmitt Funeral Homes, 336 N. 12th St., WaKeeney, KS 67671.
(Emporia Gazette ~ Monday ~ February 2, 2004)


Dorothea N. Dreiling, 83, Hays, died Tuesday, June 7, 2005, at her home. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church; burial in the Christ the King Cemetery, WaKeeney. There will be a combined Hays Medical Center Auxiliary rosary, Altar Society Christian Mothers' rosary, VFW Auxiliary rosary and a St. John's of Hays rosary at 5 p.m. Friday followed by the parish vigil service at 6:30 p.m. at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 20th and Fine. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
(Hays Daily News ~ Thursday ~ June 9, 2005)


Regina Flax, 90, WaKeeney, died Saturday, April 22, 2006, at her home. 

She was born June 11, 1915, in Ellis to Rudolph and Ottilia (Kohlrus) Augustine. 

She married Rudolph Flax on Jan. 31, 1933, in Ellis. He preceded her in death on Nov. 23, 1992. 

She was a homemaker. 

Survivors include two sons, Adolph Flax, WaKeeney, and Bob Flax, Salina; two daughters, Dorothy Jacobs, Hays, and Virginia Flax, WaKeeney; 17 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, one step-great-granchild; and three great-great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by two sons, Werner Flax and Rudolph Flax Jr., and three grandchildren, Steven Flax, Michael Flax and Jeffrey Flax. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Christ the King Catholic Church, WaKeeney; burial in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Ransom. 

A vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Schmitt Funeral Home, WaKeeney. 

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. 

Memorials are suggested to Christ the King cemetery fund or for masses, or to St. Aloysius Catholic Church cemetery fund.
(Hays Daily News ~ Monday ~ April 2, 2006)


SCOTT  CITY --- Funeral for Myron LaVerne Littlechild, 59, was Monday at Christ the King Catholic Church, WaKeeney, with the Rev. A. J. Jungwirth officiating.  Burial was in Christ the King Cemetery with military rites.

Mr. Littlechild died Friday at Kenwood View Convalescent Home in Salina, after a long illness.  He was parts manager for B&B Implement in Scott City.

Born March 9, 1922, at WaKeeney, he married Anna Denning, Aug. 1, 1942, at Cherryvale.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific teahter from 1942 to 1945.

He is survived by his wife, of the home in Scott City; a son, Mike, Ulysses; four daughters, Myralea Staab, Hays, Kathy Fleury and Kim Littlechild, both of Garden City, and Dana Unruh, Scott City; his parents, John and Fannie Littlechild, WaKeeney; three brothers, Jack, Ellis, and Dale and Kenneth, both of WaKeeney; five sisters, Evelye Tegtmeyer, WaKeeney, Mary Overland, Denver, Colo., Barbara Brown, Kansas City, Gladys Jones, Mountain Home, Idaho, and Betty Elder, Portland, Ore., and eight grandchildren.  A son, Steven Mark, died in infancy.

The family suggests memorials to the Kidney Foundation.
(Garden City Telegram ~ March 25, 1981 ~ Page 2)


WAKEENEY --- Edwin Herl, 63, died Aug. 31, 1986, at his home in WaKeeney.  Born April 3, 1923, in Gove County, he married Theresa Augustine, Nov. 22, 1944, in Ellis.  He was a farmer and a resident of WaKeeney for the past eight years.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Park, and the Eagle's Lodge.

Survivors:  wife, of the home; son, Harry, Quinter; daughters, Marilyn Randolph, Topeka, Connie Daniels, Pinckney, Mich.; mother, Ludwina, Quinter; brothers, Morris, Quinter, Leonard, Alamota, Paul, Chandler, Ariz.; sisters, Marcella Ladd, Tulsa, Okla., Viola Schamberger, Hoxie; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Christ The King Catholic Church, WaKeeney, Father Paul Becquet.  Burail will be in the Christ The King Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Hendericks Funeral Home, WaKeeney, or after 5 p.m. at Christ the King Church.  Parish prayer service will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may go to the Trego Hospital Auxiliary or the Christ the King Organ Fund.
(Hutchinson News ~ September 2, 1986 ~ Page 2)


WAKEENEY --- Fidelis J. Pfannenstiel, 87, died Feb. 25, 1987, at Trego-Lemke Memorial Hospital, WaKeeney.  Born Jan. 3, 1900, in Ellis County, he married Margaret Leiker in November 1919 at Munjor.  She died Aug. 28, 1968.  He was a retired self-employed carpenter was a resident of WaKeeney for 31 years.

He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, WaKeeney.

Survivors:  sons, Elmer, Missouri, Alfred, Eureka Springs, Ark., Alex, Oklahoma City, Walter, Cozoda, Neb., Jacob, Lytle, Texas, James, Torrance, Calif., Robert, WaKeeney, Vernon, Las Vegas, Nev.; daughters, Mrs. Lillian Davidson, McPherson, Mrs. Agnes Herman, Dighton, Mrs. Betty Reitmayer, WaKeeney; 31 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Catholic Church, WaKeeney, Father Paul Becquet.  Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. today at Hendricks Funeral Home, WaKeeney.  Burial will be in Christ the King Cemetery, WaKeeney.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Memorials may go to Trego County Hospice.
(Hutchinson News ~ February 27, 1987 ~ Page 2)


Galen Ray Deines, 49, Ness City, died Monday, April 3, 2006, in rural Osborne County. 

He was born Sept. 26, 1956, in WaKeeney to Raymond H. and Lois Mae (Horner) Deines. He was a 1974 graduate of Trego Community High School, WaKeeney. 

He married Jenda Bender on April 7, 1979. They divorced. He later married Robyn Swonger on April 2, 2005, in Kingsdown. 

He was a sales director for Triad Home Safety and was an auctioneer with Stithem-Fabrizius Auctioneer. 

Survivors include his wife, of the home; two daughters, Jessie Deines, Hays, and Mandy Deines, Frankfort; his mother, WaKeeney; a brother, Gary Deines, Hoisington; and a sister, Ranita Deines, WaKeeney. 

He was preceded in death by his father. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, WaKeeney; burial in WaKeeney Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Schmitt Funeral Home, 336 N. 12th, WaKeeney, KS 67672. 

Memorials are suggested to Galen Deines Children's Fund and can be sent in care of the funeral home.
(Hays Daily News ~ Wednesday ~ April 5, 2006)


Carola K. (Karst) Gaither, 83, died Saturday, March 21, 2015, in Salina. 

She was born May 8, 1931, in Russell to William and Lydia Karst, WaKeeney. 

She married John W. Gaither Jr., on April 18, 1950, in WaKeeney. He preceded her in death. She worked with her husband on the family ranch and in their construction business. 

Survivors include two daughters, Cassandra and Christine, both of Salina; two grandsons; and two great-granddaughters. 

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, WaKeeney. 

Family visitation will be from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday prior to the service at the church. A light luncheon at the church will follow after graveside committal services in WaKeeney Cemetery. 

Memorials are suggested to America Diabetes Association, American Cancer Society or Bethlehem Lutheran Church in care of Schmitt Funeral Home, 336 N. 12th, WaKeeney, KS 67672.
(Hays Daily News ~ Monday ~ March 23, 2015)


William "Bill" Leon Mattheyer, 87, died Monday Dec. 22, 2014, in WaKeeney. 

He was born Oct. 10, 1927, south of Chandler, Okla., to John Robert and Joyce Ann (McCullough) Mattheyer. 

He married Fern Mattheyer on Dec. 26, 1958, in Okema, Okla. He came to northwest Kansas with Texaco Inc. in 1950, working in the oilfield as a roustabout and pumper. He lived a short time in Russell and Hill City, then settled in WaKeeney for the last 54 years, retiring from Texaco after 39 years. 

Survivors include his wife, of the home; four sons, Michael, Winfield, Steve, Oswego, Troy, Ellis, and Jeff, WaKeeney; two brothers, Prentice and J.W., both of Oklahoma; a sister, Joyce May Seelig, Oklahoma; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ogallah Christian Church; burial in WaKeeney Cemetery.

Visitation with family will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Schmitt Funeral Home, WaKeeney. 

Memorials are suggested to Ogallah Christian Church in care of the funeral home.
(Hays Daily News ~ Wednesday ~ December 24, 2014)


Leslie Calvin, 35, Hays, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005, at Hays Medical Center. 

She was born June 21, 1970, in Larned to Robert Dale and Beverly S. (McNerney) Redman. She attended Trego Community High School and graduated from North Central Kansas Technical College with an associate degree in business and computer management. 

She married Paul Calvin on March 12, 1988, at Ogallah. She was a homemaker. 

Survivors include two sons, Preston Calvin and Zachery Calvin, both of Hays; her mother, Hays; a brother, Robert N. Redman, Hays; and maternal grandparents, G.W. and Georgia McNerney, WaKeeney. 

She was preceded in death by her father. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, WaKeeney; burial in WaKeeney Cemetery, WaKeeney. 

No visitation is planned. 

Memorials are suggested to Celebration Community Church, Hays, or Leslie Calvin Children's Education Fund and can be sent in care of Schmitt Funeral Home, 336 N. 12th, WaKeeney, KS 67672, which is in charge of the arrangements.
(Hays Daily News ~ Sunday ~ January 1, 2006)


WaKEENEY - Fabrizius, Hubert Henry, 78, retired farmer and postal clerk, died March 15, 2004. Visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Schmitt Funeral Home; service 1 p.m. Saturday, Bethlehem Lutheran Church; interment in WaKeeney Cemetery. Mr. Fabrizius was born Aug. 19, 1925 on the family farm near Trego Center, KS to the late Henry Richard and Emilie Othelia (Karst) Fabrizius. He attended Trego Center schools and graduated from Trego Community High School in 1942. On June 24, 1951 he married Doris Olds at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in WaKeeney. She passed away March 25, 1997. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, WaKeeney Fraternal Order of Eagles #3774 and the American Postal Worker Union. Preceded in death by sister, Esther Deines. 

Survivors: sons, Michael C. Fabricius of Plainville, Jeremy Fabricius of Topeka; daughters, Diane Shannon of Lindsborg, Nancy Avery and husband, Wayne of Wichita, Cindy Schmidt of Fountain Hills, AZ, Jan Peterson of Wichita, Amy West and husband, Steve of Goodland; sisters, Leona Niedens of Larned, Martha Poos of Wichita, Norma Yancey of Springfield, MO; 12 grandchildren; 7 great-gr and children. Memorials to Bethlehem Lutheran Church to be sent in c/o Schmitt Funeral Home, 336 N. 12th St., WaKeeney, KS 67672.
(Wichita Eagle ~ March 17, 2004)


Harold K. Hobbick, 81, Loveland, Colo., formerly of Manhattan, died Nov. 16 at McKee Medical Center. 

He was born July 13, 1920, at WaKeeney. He graduated from Trego County High School in WaKeeney. He married Iris Messina George Aug. 16, 1945, in Reading, Berkshire, England. She survives of the home. He was an undersheriff in Trego County, and was also an office manager for the ASCS offices in WaKeeney, Colby, and Manhattan for 33 years. 

He was a former resident of WaKeeney and Manhattan and has been a resident of Loveland, Colo., since 1980. 

He was a lifelong member of the VFW and American Legion in Manhattan and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps A-2 Intelligence from 1942 to 1945. 

Survivors include a son, Graham Hobbick, Loveland, Colo.; two daughters, Heather Ulibarri, Broomfield, Colo., and Holly Harp, Rio Rancho, N.M.; a sister, Nona Jacka, Arnold; and three grandchildren. 

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 20, at the Allnut Hunter Chapel, Loveland, Colo, with visitation Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. Cremation will follow services and inurnment will be held at WaKeeney Cemetery at a later date. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Harold K. Hobbick Memorial Fund in care of the Alnutt Hunter Chapel, 2100 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, Colo., 80538.
(Manhattan Mercury ~ Sunday ~ November 18, 2001)

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