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Name Publication Date Source
Kearns, Milton
Thursday, February 12, 1981
The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
KEARNS – Milton Lacey Kearns of Florence, Oregon, passed away February 11, 1981 in Roseburg at the age of 56.  CHAPEL OF MEMORIES FUNERAL HOME, 3745 West 11th Avenue, Eugene, in charge of arrangements.
Kearns, Milton Friday, February 13, 1981
The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
KEARNS – Milton Lacey Kearns of Florence, and formerly of Eugene and Springfield, passed away February 11, 1981, in Roseburg at the age of 56.  He was born June 28, 1924, in Valsetz, Oregon.  He has lived in this area since 1944 and in Florence for the last 7 years.  He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U. S. Army.  He is survived by his mother, Blanche Kearns of Eugene; his brothers, Eugene Kearns of Sacramento, California, and Gale Kearns of Eugene; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by two sisters: Cleo Nelson in July of 1977 and Betty Rae Fox in December of 1966. Graveside services will be Saturday, February 14, 1981, at 11 a.m. in the Walton Cemetery, Walton, Oregon, with Chaplain John Spohn officiating.  Visitation tonight until 8 p.m.
Keating, Agnes Thursday, November 8, 2001 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
COTTAGE GROVE – A memorial service will be held Nov. 10 for Agnes Keating of Cottage Grove, who died Nov. 6 of cancer.  She was 83.

Keating was born March 26, 1918, in Emmet, N.D., to Ben and Caroline Ziegenhagen Waibel.  She grew up in Ulm, Minn., and graduated from Holy Trinity Catholic School.  In 1936, she received a nursing diploma from St. Mary School of Nursing.

She worked in Marine Corps Hospitals in Buffalo, N.Y., and Grosse Point, Mich.  During World War II, she served in the Army Nursing Corps at Scott Air Base in Belleville, Mich., and earned the rank of lieutenant.

She married Vincent Keating in St. Louis on Nov. 26, 1942.  He died Jan. 4, 1983.

Keating worked 11 years as a registered nurse at Cottage Grove Hospital before becoming a staff nurse on the surgical ward at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Portland.  She later was head nurse and assistant supervisor of the nursing home care unit at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Roseburg.  After retiring in 1980, Keating moved back to Cottage Grove.

He interests included quilting, needlework, gardening and crafts.  She also enjoyed art work and playing bridge.  Keating was member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Cottage Grove and belonged to the church’s altar society.  She was a member of AARP and volunteered with many organizations.

Survivors include five daughters, Sharon Miller of Madras, Leslie Keating and Margaret Speece, both of Gold Beach, Suzanne Arkless of Seabeck, Wash., and Mary Ellen Olafson of Cottage Grove; two sons, Robert of Madras and Paul of Cottage Grove; three sisters, Mary Hansen of Cottage Grove, Frances Krauss of Kasota, Minn., and Alice Bohlmann of New Ulm; a brother, George Waibel of New Ulm; 28 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.

Saturday’s service will be at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.  Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church Memorial Garden, Hospice of Sacred Heart or Operation Independence in care of PeaceHealth Medical Group.
Kebelbeck, Baby
Friday, October 20, 1899
Bohemia Nugget (Cottage Grove, OR)
Died –
The little three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Kebelbeck died at the family home at Saginaw Oct. 17.  The funeral services were held at the Catholic church this city, Oct., 19, Rev. Przybylski officiating.
Keele, William
Monday, November 11, 1974
The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
KEELE – William Keele of 199 Silver Lane, Eugene, passed away November 9, 1974.  He was born August 14, 1947 at Woodburn, Oregon,  He was Veteran of Vietnam War.  Survived by his wife, Judy, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ennis Keele of Creswell and Robert Hooper of Gervais, Oregon; brother of Sandra DeGarlais of Springfield, Jesse Keele, U.S. Army, Jim Keele, Cottage Grove, Shelly Wall of Creswell and the Hoopers of Gervais; several nieces, nephews and other near relatives also survive.  Services will be held in the SCHWERING-ENGLAND FUNERAL CAHPAEL, Creswell, Tuesday, November 12, 10:30 a.m. with interment in the Creswell Cemetery.
Keeler, Fred Sunday, July 2, 1967 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
KEELER - Fred Keeler, late of Coos Bay  Arrangements to be announced later by ENGLAND FUNERAL HOME, Pearl at 18th.
Keeler, Harry Sunday, April 25, 1943 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Harry C. Keeler died at the Eugene hospital Friday night after a month's illness. Born Oct. 5, 1888, in Fayette county, Ind., he came to Oregon in 1904 and in 1908 he married Florence Hett in Eugene. For the past 35 years they have lived on Rt. 1, Junction City, near Franklin. He was a member of the Christian church in Franklin.

He is survived by his widow; three sons, Wallace and Warren at home, and Wayne, U. S. army; one daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Brabham of Santa Clara; three grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Sarah Keeler of Elmira; eight brothers, Thomas E. of Wendling, Charles E. of Springfield, Jesse of Mable, Perry of eastern Oregon, Noah of Veneta, R. E. an O. E. of Elmira, and T.R. of Wolf Creek; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Ray of Odell.

Funeral services will be held at Poole chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Leland Morgan officiating and interment in the Inman cemetery.
Keeling, Earl
Wednesday, March 6, 2002 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
A memorial service will be held March 14 for Earl Keeling of Lebanon, formerly of Eugene, who died March 1 of cancer. He was 61.

Keeling was born Aug. 16, 1940, in Watonga, Okla., to Fait and Gertrude Keeling. He married Roxanne Northstrand in Eugene on May 25, 1968.

He graduated from Willamette High School and served in the Marine Corps. Keeling worked as a truck driver. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife; his mother of Eugene; five daughters, Kim of Filsbee, Texas, Michelle of Eugene, Melody of Fort Collins, Colo., and Robin and Jodi, both of Lebanon; two sons, Brian of Eugene and Scott of Lebanon; two brothers, Butch of Eugene and Ron of Silverdale, Wash.; a sister, Patsy Buley of Eugene; and 16 grandchildren. A son, Ricky died previously.

The March 14 service will be at 11 a.m. at Free Methodist Church in Lebanon.

Palm Springs Mortuary in Palm Springs, Calif., is in charge of arrangements.
Keen, Louise
Sunday, June 16, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
HARRISBURG - A private graveside service will be held for Louise Keen, who lived on a farm near Harrisburg and died of age-related causes. She was 95.

Keen was born Jan. 4, 1907, in Los Angeles to Guy and Glen McRary Parkinson. She married Carl Keen in Los Angeles on May 29, 1925. He died in 1974.

She lived on the family farm for 66 years. She and her husband were among the first ryegrass farmers in the Willamette Valley. She also handled beekeeping at the farm.

She enjoyed reading and gardening. She was a member of the Christian Science Church.

Survivors include two sons, Carl and Donald, both of Harrisburg; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The private service will be at Alford Cemetery in Harrisburg. Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home in Junction City is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Harrisburg Fire Department or a church of choice.
Keen, Ray

The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)

SPRINGFIELD – A memorial services will be March 7 for Ray W. Keen of Springfield, who died March 2 of age-related causes.  He was 85.

Keen was born Aug. 27, 1909, in Lebanon, Mo., to Willard and Katie McCullough Keen.  He was raised in Lamar, Colo.  He married Ivy Scholl in Grand Island, Neb., on July 2, 1935.  She died Aug. 29, 1980.

He worked on railroad bridges in Colorado before moving to Springfield in 1935.  From the early 1940s to the late 1950s, he was a home builder.

Keen was a union member, No 1273, and belonged to the Mohawk Grange.  He enjoyed rock hunting, dancing, playing pool at Willamalane Senior Center and working on his farm.

Survivors include two sons, Ted and Leonard, both of Springfield; two daughters, Kathleen Glover of Springfield, and Jessie Coakes of Eugene; two sisters, Hazel Helpingstine and Ruth Bock, both of Lamar; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Monday’s service is at 2 p.m. at Buell Chapel in Springfield.  Burial will be at Valley View Cemetery in Springfield.

Keene, Margaret
Wednesday, June 5, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
The funeral will be held today, June 5, for Margaret Elizabeth "Granny" Keene of Eugene, who died June 2 of age-related causes. She was 92.

Keene was born Sept. 2, 1909, in Dorena to Bert and Ethel Kimball Cline. She married Howard Keene in Eugene on Dec. 8, 1926. He died Oct. 10, 1972.

She lived in Saginaw for most of her life. She lived in Cottage Grove from 1972 until 1984, when she settled in Eugene. Because her husband was disabled, Keene was the sole provider for her family and took the bus every day from Saginaw to Eugene, where she worked at Eugene Linen Supply until her retirement in 1973.

She was also a busy homemaker and only sat down to read her Bible. Her interests included flowers, sewing, canning, traveling and playing bingo and slot machines. She enjoyed meeting and visiting with people. Keene especially enjoyed her grandchildren.

She was a member of Fairfield Nazarene Church and the Eugene Eagles Aerie. Keene was also a member of International Training and Communication and in 1996 won first place in an ITC nonfiction writing contest.

Survivors include two daughters, Bonita "Bonnie" Thomas and Anna Collins, both of Eugene; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. A son, Robert, died Aug. 4, 1998.

Today's service will be at 1 p.m. at Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene. Burial will be at Fir Grove Cemetery in Cottage Grove.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Relief Nursery.
Keeney, Andrew
Wednesday, March 9, 1898
Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR)
State News

Andrew J. Keeney an early pioneer of Lane county, died at his home near Yoshen [Goshen].
Keeney, Olive

Saturday, December 30, 1950

The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)

KEENEY – Olive Keeney, age 73, of Rt. 1, Box 181, Springfield passed away in a local hospital Fri., Dec. 29, 1950.  She was born in Iowa, June 5, 1877.  She has been a resident of this community for 16 years and a resident of the State of Oregon for the past 32 years.  She is survived by one son; Ralph Keeney, Eugene, Ore.; three daughters; Theresa Walker, Eureka, Calif., Mrs. Jake Holtner, Portland, Ore., Mrs. Jessie Frink, Salem, Ore.;6 grandchildren, one great-grandchild.  Funeral services will be held at Bartholomew Buell Chapel, Tues., Jan. 2, 1950 at 11 a.m.  Reverend H. A. Svendsen officiating with interment in Dona Cemetery.

Keeney, Ralph

Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)

MOHAWK - A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, at Valley View Cemetery in Mohawk for Ralph Arthur Keeney of Mohawk, who died May 8 of age-related causes. He was 90. A celebration of life will be held following the service at the family residence in Mohawk.

He was born Sept. 12, 1918, in Grand Junction, Colo., to George and Olive White Keeney . He married Lois Hansen on July 26, 1947, in Eugene.

He graduated from Cres­well High School and served in the Office of Strategic Services in World War II. He owned and operated Mohawk Auto Repair.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Raloa Keeney and Rebecca Powell, both of Mohawk; and a sister, Jessie Frink of Williams Lake, B.C.

Arrangements by Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield. Remembrances to Shriners Hospital for Children in Portland.

Keeney, Ralph
Friday, May 15, 2009
The Springfield Times (Springfield, OR)
Sept. 12, 1918 – May 8, 2009

Ralph Arthur Keeney, 90, of Mohawk died May 8, 2009 of age related causes.

Mr. Keeney was born on Sept. 12, 1918 in Grand Junction, Colo. To George and Olive (White) Keeney.

He graduated from Creswell High School.

He married Lois (Hansen) Keeney on July 26, 1947 in Eugene.

Mr. Keeney served in the OSS Department during World War II.

He owned and operated Mohawk Auto Repair.

He is survived by his wife, Lois; two daughters, Ruloa (Rollie) Keeney and Rebecca (Becky) Powell, both of Mohawk; a sister, Jessie Frink of Williams Lake, BC Canada.

A graveside service will be conducted on May 13, 11 a.m. at Valley View Cemetery in Mohawk.

A Celebration of Life open house will be conducted on May 13, from noon to 2 p.m. at the family residence in Mohawk.

Major Family Funeral Home of Springfield handled the arrangements.
Keeney, Silas
Thursday, December 7, 1922
The Springfield News (Springfield, OR)
Silas M. Keeney Passes After Long Illness

Silas M. Keeney, well known Springfield resident died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Rychard, sixth and D streets, Sunday morning, at the age of 68 years, after a lingering illness.  His remains were interred at the Pleasant hill cemetery yesterday afternoon.  The funeral service was conducted at the Walker chapel with Rev. T. D. Yarnes officiating.

Mr. Keeney was well known as the son of Eli Whitney, famous old pioneer of Pleasant Hill.  The only surviving relative besides his sister, Mrs. Rychard, is his daughter, Mrs. R. B. Haulhorst, of Indianapolis, Indiana.  Mrs. Haulhorst arrived in Springfield Tuesday night and was present at the funeral Wednesday.
Keesaman, Dallas
Tuesday, April 24, 1984
The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
KEESAMAN – Dallas “Bear” Keesaman, 32, of 28784 Gowdyville Road, Lorane, died April 17.  A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the First Christian Church, Lorane.
Keesman, Sarah Wednesday, April 10, 1991
The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
KEESAMAN – Sarah Irene (Overhiser) Keesaman, 78, of Cottage Grove, died April 6.  A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at River Road Church of God, Eugene, with burial at Creswell Cemetery. Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel, Cottage Grove, in charge of arrangements.
Keesman, Sarah
Wednesday, April 10, 1991
The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
KEESAMAN – Sarah Irene (Overhiser) Keesaman, born April 6, 1913, in Kearney, Nebraska, passed away on her birthday, April 6, 1991.  She was 78 years of age.  She married Dallas C. Kessaman in 1932 and moved to Cottage Grove in 1939.  Before entering the nursing field, she worked as a waitress helping her father, Henry Overhiser, who owned Hienies Café in Cottage Grove.  After several years of nursing at the Cottage Grove Hospital, she was employed at the Roseville California Hospital, where she retired.  Upon retiring, Sarah returned to Cottage Grove and was active as a care giver for the senior citizens of the area.  Besides being a loving mother and grandmother, her hobbies were collecting antiques, gardening and an avid read of the old west.  She was a 40 year member of the Church of God, making many friend, who she helped when they were in need.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Dallas C. in 1978 and a son, Dallas D. in 1984.  She is survived by her children Linda Hughes of Lorane, Clifford (Bill) Keesaman and Caroline I. Carreras, both of Cottage Grove; sister Madeline M. Throop and step-mother, Carrie M. Overhiser, both of Antioch, California, 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be Friday, April 12, 1991, at 2 p.m., at the River Road Church of God with interment of the cremains at Creswell Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.  SMITH-LUND-MILLS FUNERAL CHAPEL, directors.
Keith, Leslie
Tuesday, March 19, 2002 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
The funeral will be March 20 for Leslie Allen "Les" Keith of Eugene, who died March 15 of heart failure. He was 62.

Keith was born Oct. 16, 1939, in Peekskill, N.Y., to Alfonso and Marie Bowman Keith. He married Joan Baisley in New York on Aug. 7, 1965. She died in 1972.

Keith served as a paratrooper in the Army from 1947 until 1950, and was stationed in Germany. He worked for the telephone company in New York. He moved to Eugene in 1973 and worked as a logger, forest firefighter and tree planter.

He was an avid pool player and enjoyed playing chess and watching sports on television. Keith was a member of a billiards association.

Survivors include a daughter, Sherry Keith of Springfield; a son, Leslie "Chip" of Portland; and seven sisters, Louanna Bell of Fishkill, N.Y., Vivian Barraera of Wollaston, Mass., Ginevra Moody of Bentonville, Ark., Mary Bast, of Mashpee, Mass., Helen Nocito of Rome, N.Y., Melissa Keith of Oklahoma City and Debbie Coscia of Seligman, Mo.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene. Wednesday's service will be at 2 p.m., also at the funeral home. Inurnment will be at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland.
Keller, Mary
Friday, January 3, 1975
The Springfield News (Springfield, OR)
Mary Mable "Maty" Keller of 1014 Fairview Dr., died at a local nursing home Dec. 30.

She was born at Long Pine, Neb., on Dec. 2, 1888 and had lived in this community for seven years. Her husband, Edward Keller, died Sept. 20, 1959.

Mrs. Keller was a member of the Methodist Church in Silverton.

Surviving are three sons, Archie of Springfield, Kenneth of Sheridan and Vaughn of North Highland, Calif.; two daughters, Myrtle Johnson of Wadena, Minn., and Mrs. Richard (Virginia) Hanson of Santa Rosa, Calif.; 17 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, in the Unger Chapel at Silverton. Visitation may be made at Buell Chapel from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday or from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Kelley, John
Saturday, May 25, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
SPRINGFIELD - The graveside funeral will be May 28 for John L. Kelley of Springfield, who died May 21 of complications from diabetes. He was 50.

Kelley was born Sept. 20, 1951, in Eugene to John and Mary Stults Kelley. He graduated from Springfield High School in 1969 and received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Oregon.

He worked as a certified public accountant and was actively involved in the Springfield community. He served on the City Council from 1983 to 1986 and was president of the Springfield Chamber of Commerce and Springfield Kiwanis Club.

In 1991, he started a Springfield familiarization tour for real estate agents that's still running today. Last year, he helped revive Springfield's Festival of Lights. He was also an avid University of Oregon Ducks fan.

Survivors include his mother, of Springfield; two brothers, Patrick of Springfield and James of Salem; and a sister, Mary Havick of Eugene.

Tuesday's service will be at 11 a.m. at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene. Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions can be made to SCAR/Jasper Mountain.
Kelley, M. Lorraine Tuesday, November 6, 2001 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be held Nov. 12 for M. Lorraine Kelley of Springfield who died Oct. 28 of age-related causes.  She was 86.

Kelley was born Oct. 14, 1915, in Greeley, Neb., to Alfred and Ruby Simons Carlson.  She married Dutch Henkel in Grand Island, Neb., on Nov 17, 1930.  He died in 1967.  She married Virgil Kelley in Eugene on July 3, 1969.  He died July 1, 2000.

She moved to Springfield from Wayne, Neb. in 1939.  Kelley served as a volunteer at Sacred Heart Hospital for 15 years.  She was a member of the Royal Neighbors and Willamette Christian Center.

Survivors include a son, Jack Henkel of Salem; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Monday's service will be at 2 p.m. at Musgrove Family mortuary in Eugene.  Burial will be at Rest-Haven memorial Park in Eugene.

Memorial contributions may be made to Willamette Valley Christian Center.
Kelley, Thelma
Wednesday, March 20, 2002 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Thelma Ellen Kelley of Eugene died March 18 of age-related causes. She was 86.

Kelley was born Feb. 18, 1916, in Augusta, Kan., to James and Anna Fields Lane. She married Vern Kelley in 1959. He died in 1980.

She was a manager for the Piggley Wiggley stores. She enjoyed reading, playing cards and traveling.

Kelley lived in Santa Rosa, Calif., from 1972 to 1995, when she moved to Eugene. She had also lived in Eugene from 1963 to 1970. She had attended Oregon public schools.

Survivors include a son, Robert Schrecengost of Eugene; a daughter, Maureen McCain of Three Lakes, Wis.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

No services are planned. Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sacred Heart.
Kellis, Floyd Monday, February  12, 1979 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
KELLIS -  Floyd Kellis of 3506 Hilyard, Eugene, passed away February 12, 1979 at the age of 89.  Arrangements pending at MCGAFFEY-ANDREASON EUGENE MEMORIAL CHAPEL.
Kellis, Floyd Tuesday, February  13, 1979 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
KELLIS - Floyd Tom Kellis of 3500 Hilyard, Eugene, passed away February 12, 1979 at the age of 89. He was born June 28, 1889 in Sterling City, Texas. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the VFW. He is survived by his wife, the former Naomi E. Yaggy, whom he married in Arizona in 1919. Besides his wife he is survived by 3 children: Floyd Tom, Jr. of Kensington, California, James P. of Gold Beach, Harriette Ellington of Vancouver, British Columbia; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; a sister, Hattie B. Hennon of Las Vegas; 2 brothers: James H. of Gold Hill and William of Arizona. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, February 14, at 2 p.m. at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Eugene. Private interment, Willamette National Cemetery. For those who wish, donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, MCGAFFEY-ANDREASON EUGENE MEMORIAL CHAPEL.
Kelly, Dean
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Kelly - Dean W. Kelly, 92, of Creswell, died May 17. Arrangements by Alpha Cremation Services, Eugene.
Kelly, Dean
Sunday, May 25, 2008
The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Kelly - Dean Kelly, 92, of Creswell, died May 17. No service is planned. Arrangements by Alpha Cremation Service, Eugene.
Kelly, Donald Tuesday, January 7, 1975 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
KELLY - Donald E. Kelly, late of Highway 99, Cottage Grove, passed away in Eugene, Saturday, January 4, 1975 at the age of 62. He was born in Lorane June 9, 1912 and was married in Eugene July 30, 1938 to Hazel N. Rose. He was a lifelong resident of the area, a member of McKenzie Black Powder Club, and a veteran of World War II. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son and 3 daughters: Michael, US Navy, San Diego, Katherine and Teresa of Cottage Grove, Sharon Dickerson, Twin Falls, Idaho; a brother, William B. Kelly, Creswell; a sister, Francis Streimer of Portland; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 8th at 2 p.m. at Mills Mortuary with vault interment at Fir Grove Cemetery. Those that wish may pay their respects to Mr. Kelly prior to 12 noon Wednesday.
Kelly, Jeanene
Wednesday, May 3, 2000 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
WALDPORT - Jeanene M. Kelly of Waldport died April 28 of emphysema. The former Monroe resident was 69.

Kelly was born Dec. 26, 1930, in Utleyville, CO., to Reube and Aletha Davis Tuck. She moved to Monroe area in 1935.

Survivors include three sons, Bill Simpson of Corvallis, George Simpson of Jefferson and Ron Hockett of Los Osos, CA.; a daughter Susan Simpson of Eugene; a sister, Lucille Loving of Monroe; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Her husband, Harold Kelly, died previously.

At her request, no services will be held. DeMoss-Durdan Garden Chapel in Corvallis was in charge of arrangement.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Assoc. in care of the funeral home, 815 N.W. Buchanan Ave., Corvallis, OR 97330
Kelly, Letha
Thursday, July 7, 1994
The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
The funeral will be July 8 for Letha Roslea Kelly of Creswell, who died July 4 of pancreatic cancer.  She was 77.

She was born Dec. 13, 1916, in Hartington, Neb., to parents Duard W. and Etta Mabel Perry Hockett.  She married Dean Kelly in Timber Lake, S.D., in 1935.

She and her husband owned and operated a ranch in South Dakota for many years.  Later she was a member of the Creswell Senior Service Center.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Rella Barlow of Cottage Grove; a son, Colin of Creswell; two brothers, Clarence Hockett of Prineville and Ira; a sister, Violet Mogstad of Creswell; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Friday’s service will be at 11 a.m. at Springfield Memorial Gardens Celestial Funeral Home, with private interment at Creswell Cemetery.
Kelly, Patrick Friday, January 11, 2002 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
A memorial service will be held Jan. 13 for Patrick William Kelly of Eugene, who died Dec. 24 from complications of diabetes. He was 59.

Kelly was born Feb. 13, 1942, in Stanton, Texas, to Roy and Laurenna Hjorth Kelly.

He graduated from Clackamas High School in 1960. He served in the Army as a mechanic and tank driver during the Vietnam War. Kelly worked as a mechanic.

His interests included fishing, camping, lapidary, ceramics, needlepoint and macrame. He was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous. He lived in Rhode Island and California before moving to Eugene in 1993.

Survivors include two daughters, Kristen Kelly and Kara Kelly, both of Santa Cruz, Calif.; a son, Scott of Santa Cruz; a brother, Leroy of Salt Lake City; and three grandchildren.

Sunday's service will be at 3 p.m. at the Jesco Club in Eugene. A spaghetti feed will follow the service at the club. Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alcoholics Anonymous.
Kelly, Rebecca
Saturday, July 10, 1880
The Oregon State Journal (Eugene, OR)
Mrs. Kelly, living near Creswell, died on Monday night.
Kelsay, Earl
Tuesday, April 17, 1906
Eugene Daily Guard (Eugene, OR)
Died

Earl, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Kelsey, died at the family home in Eugene Monday evening, April 16, 1906, aged 20 years, 7 months and 15 days.  Cause of death was tuberculosis.  The funeral will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m., with interment in Cloverdale cemetery.
Kelsay, Henry
Saturday, September 14, 1901
The Eugene Weekly Guard (Eugene, OR)
DIED – Henry Silester, little son of Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Kelsey, of Cloverdale, formerly of Eugene, died at the family home Sept. 6, 1901, at 7:30 a.m., from tuberculosis, age 3 years 1 month and 14 days.  The funeral will be held Sunday at 10 a.m., to be conducted by Rev. Snyder, of Creswell.  Interment in Cloverdale cemetery.
Kelsch, Simon
Saturday, February 1, 2003
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
CRESWELL - The funeral will be held Feb. 3 for Simon E. "Sam" Kelsch of Creswell, who died Jan. 29 of heart failure. He was 61.

Kelsch was born May 28, 1941, in Napoleon, N.D., to Joseph and Ella Frey Kelsch. He married Carol Frazier in Creswell on Oct. 10, 1959.

He moved to Creswell from Napoleon when he was 3 years old. He graduated from Creswell High School in 1959. He owned K&K Concrete Pumping.

His interests included fishing, hunting, golfing and playing cribbage. He enjoyed the four years he spent working and playing in Alaska. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Anna Davis of Creswell, Lisa Bangert and Jennifer Dattke, both of Bend, and Diana Gress of Charleston, S.C.; two sisters, Vange Bigham of Creswell and Phylis Middleton of Springfield; and eight grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at England's Eugene Memorial Chapel. Monday's service will be at 11 a.m. at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church, Creswell. Burial will follow the service at the Creswell Pioneer Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Kemler, Frances
Saturday, May 11, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
A memorial service will be held May 15 for Frances M. "Fran" Kemler of Eugene, who died May 7 of heart failure. She was 82.

Kemler was born Dec. 25, 1919, in Mobridge, S.D., to Franklin and Susan Wosnuk Morrison.

She married Zane Kemler in Eugene on March 18, 1939. He died Aug. 11, 1993.

She moved to Klamath Falls from South Dakota in 1932 and lived in Eugene from 1937 until 1942, when she moved to Medford.

She lived in Portland from 1947 until 1957, when she returned to Eugene.

She was a co-founder of the Eugene Hearing and Speech Center, served two terms as president of the center's auxiliary and organized many of its fund-raising events, programs and publicity activities. She served on the center's board of directors from 1967 to 2002.

She was also active with the Mount Pisgah Arboretum and served on its board of directors from 1973 to 2002. She was involved with several of the arboretum's fund-raising events and community celebrations and worked in the office from 1988 to 1990.

She attended the University of Oregon, co-founded the Worldly Goods Sales Service, an estate sale firm, in 1970 and retired in 1986.

She had been an active member of the First Congregational Church in Eugene since 1956 and co-chaired several church bazaars, served on the board of deacons and was chairwoman of the altar guild for 10 years.

She was also a Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader.

Kemler served as a room mother many times and taught craft classes for special education students.

She was a founder of the Town and Country Gardeners club in 1958 and served as president as well as in other officer positions.

She involved the club in landscaping the Eugene Hearing and Speech Center and was instrumental in getting it to support the growth of the Mount Pisgah Arboretum and other local agencies in beautifying the city.

She also served on an ad hoc mayor's committee on international relations from 1967 to 1972.

Survivors include a daughter, Liane McIrvin of Eugene; a son, Brian Kemler of Eugene; and two grandchildren. Two sons died previously, Steven in 1997 and Michael in 1998.

Wednesday's service will be at 3 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Eugene. Inurnment will be at Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Eugene Hearing and Speech Center or Mount Pisgah Arboretum.
Kendall, Lytton Friday, July 21, 1967 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
KENDALL - Lytton A. Kendall of 4045 Webster Ave., Minneapolis, Minnesota, passed away in Eugene, July 20, 1967.  He was born November 20, 1894 in Merrillan Junction, Wisconsin.  He was a member of the Grace Presbyterian Church, Paul Revere Masonic Lodge #321 AF&AM, Scottish Rites Bodies and Acacia Chapter #272 OES, all of Minneapolis.  Veteran of World War I.  Survived by his wife, Blanche, father of Jeanne Lenora Roles of Deer River, Minnesota, Lynton A. Jr. of Columbus, Ohio, Marcia Mae of St. Paul, Minnesota, Calvin K. of Bridgeton, Missouri; 6 grandchildren; a brother George of Springfield, Oregon and the following nephews in Eugene vicinity: Wayne, Donald, Chester, Francis, Harold, and a niece, Helen.  Funeral services will be held in Minneapolis at the Welander-Quist Funeral Home.  England Funeral Home, Pearl at 18th, in charge of local arrangements.
Kennedy, Elsa
Saturday, March 11, 1950
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
KENNEDY – Elsa Estelle Kennedy of Creswell, Ore., died at a local hospital Saturday, March 11, 1950 at the age of 40 years.  She was born Jan 26, 1910 in New Hampshire.  She was married to Frank E. Kennedy in Vancouver, Washington, July 22, 1946.  Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters, Shirley Wardell of Eugene and Maxine Taylor of Creswell, Oregon; two sisters, Virginia Burden of Coulee Dam, Washington, and Elaine Burden of Oakridge, Oregon; also three grandchildren.  Private services will be held Monday, March 13, 1950 at the Poole-Larsen Chapel.  Interment in Rest Haven Memorial Park.
Kennedy, Homer
Friday, December 26, 2003
The Springfield News (Springfield, OR)
July 7, 1927-Nov. 24, 2003

Homer Leon Kennedy, 76, of Springfield has died of age-related causes.

Born in Lazare, Texas, to Chester and Ruby (Gibson) Kennedy, she married Wanda Jacobsen on Feb. 21, 1947, in Vancouver, Wash.

He grew up in Texas, moved to Portland in 1942 and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1945. He served with the Merchant Marines during World War II.

He worked in ship yards and at American Sheet Metal in Portland. He moved to LaGrande in 1952 and worked on a survey crew for the Oregon Department of Transportation.

He moved to Salem in 1954 and worked for the Oregon Department of Revenue. He retired in 1981 as the administrator of the collection division. At the time, he lived in Bend. He moved to Springfield in 1999.

He enjoyed fishing, square dancing and camping. In his retirement, he dedicated his time to his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Wanda, survivors include a son: Jim Kennedy of Florence; a daughter: Pat Stephens of Springfield; two brothers: Olywn Kennedy of Portland and Robert Kennedy of Grass Valley, Calif.; three sisters: Peggy Supplee, Anita Rothery and Connie Leeb, all of Portland; as well as two grandchildren.

A son, Jackie Kennedy, died in 1955.

Private family services will be held. Burial will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Buell Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Kennedy, Kenneth
Tuesday, April 2, 2002
The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
SPRINGFIELD - The funeral will be April 4 for Kenneth C. "Joe" Kennedy of Springfield, who died March 31 of age-related causes. He was 83.

Kennedy was born May 22, 1918, in Eugene to Joe and Sarah Danks Kennedy. He married Fay Stratton in Springfield on June 10, 1944.

He worked as a lumber grader. Kennedy enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He was a member of Neighborhood Watch for 25 years. Kennedy was also a member of the Mohawk-McKenzie Grange and a 50-year member of the Wendling Group. A lifetime resident of the area, Kennedy served as grand marshal for Mary Cole Days in 1996.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Ralph Hollembaek of Springfield; a daughter, Jackie Roberts of Grants Pass; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A grandson, Gearald Roberts, died in 1951.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home. Thursday's service will be at 11 a.m., also at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Kennedy, Minnie
Saturday, March 16, 2002
The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
A memorial service will be held later for Minnie Metta Kennedy of Eugene, who died March 13 of age-related causes. She was 86.

Kennedy was born April 4, 1915, in North Loup, Neb., to Henry and Minnie Petterson Henriksen. She grew up in the Cottage Grove/Dorena area and graduated in 1933 from Creswell High School in a class of 13.

She married Roderick Kennedy in North Hollywood, Calif., on May 15, 1944. He died June 25, 1988.

Kennedy lived in Springfield from 1954 to 1976 before moving to Eugene. She worked five years in a doctor's office.

Her interests included trips to Reno and the coast, playing Yahtzee and bingo, her dogs and cockatiel, reading and family activities.

An active volunteer with the McKenzie-Willamette Hospital Auxiliary, Kennedy logged almost 10,000 volunteer hours, managed the auxiliary gift shop and served one year as auxiliary president. She was a 50-year member of the Cascade Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, was a Cub Scout den mother and served one year as PTA president at Moffit Elementary School. A life member of the First Christian Church in Eugene, Kennedy sang in the choir when she was a young woman.

Survivors include a daughter, Janet Grantham, and a son, Michael, both of Eugene; two sisters, Fairy Gwyther of Walterville and Hennrietta Wheeler of Creswell; a brother, Don Henriksen of Walterville; and four
grandchildren.

Burial will be at Creswell Cemetery. Buell Chapel in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cascade Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, to the First Christian Church, or to Green Valley Care Center.
Kennedy, Roderick
Tuesday, June 28, 1988
The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
KENNEDY – Roderick B. “Rod” Kennedy died at his home on June 25, 1988.  He was born July 29, 1913 in Gardner, Massachusetts.  He married Minnie Henriksen of Eugene on June 15, 1944 in North Hollywood, California.  Rod worked for M.J.B. Coffee Co. as a sales representative until his retirement in 1976.  He was a member and served as a deacon at Eugene First Christian Church, was a member of Springfield Masonic Lodge No. 171, member and Past Patron of Lodge No. 155, Order of Eastern Star and a life member of United Commercial Travelers.  He served in the U.S. Army during WWII.  Survivors include his wife, Minnie of Eugene, a son, Chaplain Michael Kennedy, USN, and his wife, Connie of San Pedro, California, a daughter, Janet Grantham of Eugene; a sister, Dorothy Canfield and her husband Tudor of Fillmore, California, a stepbrother Loyal Amstutz and his wife, Mate of Sandpoint, Idaho; 4 grandchildren: Sean and Erin Kennedy of Long Beach California and Jeff and Kyle Grantham of Eugene; numerous nieces and nephews.  The memorial service will be held Wednesday, June 29, 1988 at 2:00 p.m. at Buell Chapel.  Flowers are welcome and those who wish to are encouraged to contribute to the American Cancer Society in Rod’s memory.  BUELL CHAPEL, a Golden Rule Funeral Home, in charge of arrangements.
Kennedy, Ruth

Monday, January 1, 1968

The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)

KENNEDY – Ruth Kennedy of 2130 North 19th, Springfield passed away December 31, 1967 at a local nursing home at the age of 67.  Complete obituary and funeral arrangements to be announced later by BUELL CHAPEL.

Kennedy, Ruth

Tuesday, January 2, 1968

The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)

KENNEDY – Ruth Marie Kennedy of 2130 North 19th Street, Springfield, passed away December 31, 1967 at a Eugene nursing home.  She was born April 26, 1900 in Missouri.  She was united in marriage to Floyd Kennedy on June 19, 1927 at Salem, Oregon.  She had been a resident of this community for 50 years.  She was a member of the Mohawk Community Church; a past member of the Yeoman Lodge, a past member of the Rebekahs; past member of the Mohawk Grange; a past secretary-treasurer and deaconess of the Mohawk Community Church.  She is survived by her husband, Floyd, 3 sons; Roy and John of Springfield, and David of Corvallis, a daughter, Ruth McKinney of Lakewood, California, 9 grand children; a brother Norman Emery of Springfield.  Concluding services will be held Friday January 5th at 10 a.m. in BUELL CHAPEL with Reverend Leslie D. Erb of the Mohawk Community Church officiating.  Private interment Valley View Cemetery, Mohawk, Oregon.

Kenneybrook, William
Friday, May 17, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
DEXTER - A memorial service will be held June 2 for William "Smokey" Kenneybrook of Dexter, who died May 11 of heart failure. He was 45.

Kenneybrook was born Feb. 2, 1957, in New Jersey to George Kenneybrook and Gertrude Mills.

He graduated from high school. Kenneybrook worked as a painter and his interests included the outdoors, fishing and hunting. He lived in the area for 15 years. Kenneybrook enjoyed his many friends, helping others and being a big brother to all who knew him.

Survivors include his mother of Branchville, N.J.; a brother Charles of New Jersey; and two sisters, May Pavlich and Donna Fulgenzi, both of New Jersey.

The memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. June 2 at the Kenneybrook family home in New Jersey. Buell Chapel in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.
Kent, Charles
Saturday, January 13, 1900
Daily Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR)
CHARLES KENT FUNERAL - Junction City Times, January 13 – The remains of Charlie Kent are expected to arrive at this place in a short time for interment.  He was a member of company C, Second Oregon, and died at Honolulu while on his way to Manila.  If the remains arrive on the early overland services will be held at the Christian church and then taken to the Odd Fellows cemetery for interment.  The W. R. C. will have charge.  The returned volunteers will serve as pall bearers and Prof. Sibbets will act as bugler.  If the remains arrive on the daylight express, brief services will be held at the depot.  Notice of funeral will be given on the arrival of the transport.
Kent, Clarence
Tuesday, May 6, 1958
The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
KENT – Clarence Irving Kent of 252 North 1st Street, Creswell, passed away Monday, May 5, 1958.  He was born October 22, 1882 at Ithaca, New York.  He came to Creswell in 1904 and married Lulu Yeoman, June 20, 1912 at Creswell,  He had been a lifelong member of the Methodist Church and a member of Gilfrey IOOF Lodge No. 169, Creswell and the Creswell Grange No. 496.  He is survived by his wife; 1 daughter, Mrs. Harry K. (Lucille) Goreham and 3 granddaughters, all of Springfield; a brother, Elmore R. of Santa Rosa, California.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 7, 1958 at 2 p.m. in the Schwering & England Chapel, Creswell.  Re. Ernestine Hitchcock officiating with interment in the Creswell Cemetery.
Kent, Lulu
Wednesday, February 23, 1972
The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
KENT – Lulu Dean Kent, late of 263 North 1st Street, Creswell passed away February 22, 1972.  She was born October 25, 1887 at Galesville, Wisconsin.  She married Clarence I Kent June 20, 1912 in Creswell who preceded her in death in 1958.  She was a member of the Creswell Methodist Church, Grange, Civic Club and Honor Rebekah Lodge. Survived by a daughter, Mrs. Harry K. (Lucille) Goreham of Springfield, and 3 grand-daughters.  Funeral services will be held Friday, February 25 at 2 p.m. in SCHWERING & ENGLAND CHAPEL, Creswell.  Reverend Norman Few officiating with interment in Creswell cemetery.
Kent, Margaret Saturday, November 24, 2001 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Margaret S. Kent of Eugene died Nov. 21 of age-related causes. She was 95.

Kent was born May 5, 1906, in Stockton, Mo., to Norman and Laura Fletcher Sanders. She graduated from high school in Newberg. She married D. Harvey Kent in Newberg on Sept. 18, 1926. He died Jan. 20, 1999.

Before moving to Eugene in 1949, Kent lived in Halsey, Drain, Newport and Newberg. She worked more than 30 years as an operator and supervisor at Pacific Northwest Bell before retiring at age 62.

Her interests included gardening, genealogy and traveling in the United States and Canada. She was a member of Telephone Pioneers of America.

Survivors include two sons, Jerry of Portland and Gary of Brookings; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Two grandsons died previously.

No service is planned. England's Eugene Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Kenworthy, Harriet Friday, November 30, 2001 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
VENETA - Harriet G. Kenworthy of Veneta died Nov. 6 of age-related causes. She was 92.

Kenworthy was born Aug. 11, 1909, in Toulon, Ill., to Charles and Maude McGinnis Galbraith. She married Philip Kenworthy in Washington, D.C., on April 8, 1939. He died on April 24, 1998. She attended the University of Minnesota. She lived in Washington, D.C., Boston, Minneapolis, Tucson, Ariz., and Eugene before moving to Veneta three years ago.

She was a homemaker and worked as an interior decorator. Kenworthy enjoyed sewing and reading.

Survivors include a daughter, Lane Ross of Veneta; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

No services are planned. England's Eugene Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of McKenzie-Willamette Hospital or to the Greenhill Humane Society.
Kenyon, Alfred
Friday, January 3, 1969
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
KENYON – Alfred Kenyon of Star Route, Cheshire, passed away January 3, 1969 at the age of 69.  Private funeral services will be held.  MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, Junction City, directors.
Kepner, Albertus
Thursday, January 23, 1941
The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Albertus B. Kepner Dies At Hospital

Albertus Briscoe Kepner, 70, died Wednesday at the Sacred Heart hospital.  He was born January 22, 1971, in Lincoln, Neb., and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nellie Kepner; three daughters, Mrs. L. F. Anderson of Eugene, Mrs. Helen Rayburn of Eugene, and Mrs. R. Clair Parsons of Creswell; four grandchildren.  He was a member of the Creswell Christian church.

Mr. Kepner came to Oregon in 1903, and had lived at Creswell since last May.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Schwering chapel at Creswell.  Interment will be in the Creswell cemetery.
Kepner, Elmer
Sunday, January 17, 1954
The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
KEPNER – Elmer Ellsworth Kepner of 500 W. “L” St., Springfield passed away Friday, Jan. 15, 1954 at the age of 87.  He was born in Oakland, Md. April 11, 1866.  He came to Springfield 53 years ago.  He was the builder and first president of the first bank in Springfield, also one of the first postmasters in Springfield.  He passed the bar in Nebraska.  He surveyed a great portion of the city of Springfield, was a city recorder and city surveyer and was owner of the first car in Springfield.  He was a member of the First Christian Church.  He is survived by 2 nieces locally: Mrs. Lum F. Anderson, Eugene and Mrs. R. Clair Parsons, Creswell; 7 nieces out of the state; 12 nephews; 2 great-nephews: Frank E. Anderson, Eugene and David Parsons, Creswell; 1 great niece; Mrs. Jack Bryan, Eugene.  Funeral services will be held at Bartholomew-Buell Chapel Tues. Jan. 19, 1954 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. A. Furman Harris officiating.
Kepner, Nellie
Thursday, March 1, 1951
The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
KEPNER – Nellie E. Kepner of 950 Patterson St. passed away at her home Wednesday, Feb. 28, 1951, at the age of 75.  She was born July 15, 1875, in Illinois, coming to Oregon 45 years ago.  Mr. Kepner preceded her in death Jan. 22, 1941, in Eugene.  Mrs. Kepner was a member of the Christian Church.  She is survived by 3  daughters, Mrs. Helen Rayburn, Mrs. L. F. Anderson, both of Eugene, Mrs. Clair Parsons of Creswell; the following grandchildren: Mrs. Dwight Caswell of Santa Monica, Cal., Mrs. Jack Bryan and Frank Anderson of Eugene, and David Parsons of Creswell; great-grandchildren are Dwight Allen, Phillip and Mary Caswell, Sandra Lee and Jackie Sue Bryan and John Kent Anderson; 1 sister, Mrs. Maude Miller of St. Joseph Mo.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Mar. 2, at Veatch Hollingsworth England Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Cook and Rev. Sherwood Smith officiating. Interment will be in the Creswell Cemetery.
Kerber, Howard Thursday, December 27, 2001 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
A graveside funeral will be held Dec. 28 for Howard C. Kerber of Troutdale, who died Dec. 21 of Parkinson's disease and age-related causes. The former Spring-field resident was 86.

Kerber was born April 27, 1915, in Jamestown, N.D.

He married Lorraine Krimis in Jud, N.D., on Nov. 11, 1938. She died June 2, 1996.

Kerber moved to Springfield 49 years ago from Minnesota. He moved to Troutdale several months ago.

After farming in his younger years, Kerber worked many years as a welder at General Trailer Co. He then worked at Carothers Sheet Metal before retiring.

Kerber was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Springfield.

Survivors include a daughter, La Vonne Gaylor of West Linn; a son, Donavan of Portland; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Friday's service will be held at 2 p.m. at Springfield Memorial Gardens. Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.
Kerbs, Joan
Tuesday, March 12, 2002 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
The graveside service will be held March 13 for Joan Kerbs of Powell Butte, formerly of Eugene, who died March 9 of age-related causes. She was 79.

Kerbs was born Oct. 22, 1922, in Beverly Hills, Calif., to John and Charlotte Parrett. She married Ronald Kerbs in 1945. He died in 1984.

She moved to the area in 1932 and graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1940. She attended the University of Oregon from 1941 until 1943, when she went to work for the telephone company and Montgomery Ward. Kerbs was a homemaker and farmer.

She enjoyed her dogs, goats and sewing. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family. Kerbs was a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Eugene. She moved to Powell Butte in 2000.

Survivors include a daughter, Ellen of Powell Butte; a son, Peter of Powell Butte; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Wednesday's service will be at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Prineville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of the Ochocos, 1280 S. Tom McCall Road, Prineville, OR 97754.
Kern, Anthony Friday, January 15, 1960 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
KERN - Anthony P. Kern of 856 Monroe Avenue, Cottage Grove, Oregon passed away at his home on January 12, 1960.  He was 63 years of age.  Mr. Kern was born in Perth Kansas and was married to Charlotte Stammer in Caldwell, Kansas in 1944.  Mr. Kern was a machinist for the Santa Fe Railroad until he retired and came to Cottage Grove in 1957.  Besides his wife, he is survived by three brothers, and one sister all of Kansas.  Funeral services will be conducted by the Schaeffer Mortuary in Caldwell, Kansas.  Smith Funeral Chapel of Cottage Grove in charge of local arrangements.
Kerns, Jack
Saturday, September 16, 1882
The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR)
Killed

Jack Kerns, an Indian, Killed at Bonnett’s Hop Yard

Information was brought to town Thursday morning that an Indian had been badly stabbed at Bonnett’s hop yard, about five miles east of this city.  Drs. Osburne and Nicklin went to attend on the wounded man, but when they arrived at the hop yard the Indian was dead.  The following testimony was elicited a at the Coroner’s inquest, held before G. W. Kinsey, J. P., Coroner Osburn being sick:

Testimony

Dr. A. Sharples, examining physician, being sworn says: I find a wound made by some sharp instrument, in the left side of abdomen, reaching down obliquely, from which a large amount of the intestines protruded.

Mrs. Kerns being sworn, testified as follows: Deceased was her husband and is named Jack Kerns; deceased and Kim Kirke with a white man known as Jackson or Stewart, had a difficulty within a few yards of deceased camp on the morning of Sept. 14th.  Witness thought fight would soon be over and getting scared left them to fight it out.  There was only three engaged in the difficulty.  Deceased had no weapons on at the time of the trouble.  Believe that Jim Kirk and Jackson did the killing.

Eliza Kirk, being sworn,says, that Jackson did the killing but Kerns began the quarrel.

Albert Kirk being sworn, said, he heard Jackson say he was wanted to shoot the deceased; left when the trouble began.

The Coroner’s jury returned the following

Verdict:

We the jury summoned to enquire into the cause of the death of the person before us, find that his name is Jack Kerns, and that he came to his death by reason of wound received in the abdomen, inflicted by some sharp instrument, in the hands of Jim Kirke (Indian) , and ---- Jackson (white)


Rodney Scott
J. Warnick
A. T. Bonnett
Richard Ruse
O. A. Spencer
Wm. Withrow

Done this 14th day of Sept., 1882.

The Sheriff arrested the Indian Kirk and lodged him in jail.  The white man left immediately after the cutting and has not been heard of.
Kern, Mary Ann Friday, December 28, 2001 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Mary Ann Kern of Eugene died Dec. 24 of age-related causes. She was 92.

Kern was born March 14, 1909, in McCormick, Wash., to Peter and Mary Adamski. She married Emil Robert Kern.

She grew up in Pe Ell, Wash., and lived in Olympia, San Francisco and Seattle before moving to Eugene in 1995.

For 40 years, she worked in various clerical positions for the state of Washington and in private industry.

She was a devout member of the Catholic Church.

Her interests included cooking, sewing, doing crafts, reading and writing.

Survivors include a son, Brian of Springfield; a daughter, Mary Chardell Kern of Saudi Arabia; two sisters, Anne Drebick of San Jose, Calif., and Regina Colson of South Bend, Wash.; and two grandchildren.

Inurnment will be at a later date in Pe Ell. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Catholic Church in Eugene.
Kerns, Alvin
Sunday, March 3, 2002 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
The funeral will be held March 6 for Alvin Gamaliel Kerns of Eugene, who died March 1 of age-related causes. He was 89.

Kerns was born June 2, 1912, in Kentuck, W. Va., to G.J. and Lucretia Good Kerns. He married his childhood sweetheart, Jessie Lanham, in Charleston, W. Va., on March 18, 1937. She died July 16, 1995.

He moved to Eugene from Burns in 1943.

He first came to Eugene in the 1930s in a boxcar looking for work. He worked as a cowboy in Eastern Oregon for a while but returned to West Virginia before his marriage.

He later found work at Hines Lumber in Hines, Ore., and was transferred to the Willamette Valley in 1943. From the 1950s until his retirement in 1974, he worked as a lumber inspector and grader for Weyerhaeuser Co.

He attended Eugene First Baptist Church, where he was a Sunday school teacher and deacon. He helped establish and support Camp Harlow in Eugene. He was also active with Boy Scouts of America, King's Sons and the PTA.

His interests included gardening, camping, fishing, woodworking, rockhounding and jewelry making.

Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Brown of Alvadore; a son, Wayne of Creswell; a sister, Melba Knight of Florida; four granddaughters; and eight great-grandchildren. A grandson, Ricky Brown, died in 1979. A daughter, Joan Person, died in 1999.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Eugene. Wednesday's service will be at 2 p.m. at Eugene First Baptist Church. Burial will be at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene.

Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Harlow, in care of Eugene First Baptist Church.
Kerns, LeRoy
Wednesday, March 8, 1950 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
KERNS – LeRoy F. Kerns, of 171 N. Jefferson St., died at a local hospital on March 8, 1950.  He was born in Grant County, Oregon, June 22, 1882.  He moved with his parents to Eugene in the spring of ’83.  He was graduated from Eugene High School in 1902.  He attended the University of Oregon, 1902 to 1906, where he was active in the music department.  He worked for several years in the Forest Service and later, worked with his father, Samuel Kerns, in the nursery Business.  The deceased has been retired the last several years due to ill health.  He is survived by 2 sisters; Mrs. F. L. chambers, Miss Maude I. Kerns, and a brother, Herold C. Kerns all of Eugene.  Private funeral services will take place at the Poole-Larsen Chapel, Friday, March 10.  Rev. Berlyn Ferris officiating.  Interment in the family plot, Masonic Cemetery.
Kerns, Mabel
Wednesday, January 1, 1941
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
KERNS – Mrs. Mabel Isabel Kerns, 39, died Tuesday morning at a Salem hospital.  She was born Mabel Mosby January 4, 1901, near Cottage Grove, and married John W. Kerns December [?], 1926, in Eugene.  Survivors include Mr. Kerns, her mother, Mrs. Marguerite Mosby of Dorena; three brothers, Hubert, Phil and [?]arry Mosby, all of Dorena; three sisters, Mrs. Dora Hand of Chelan, Wash.; Mrs. Bernice Boslough of Cottage Grove and Mrs. Lita Boslough of Portland,  Mrs. Kerns was a member of the V.F.W. auxiliary and the Lighthouse Temple of Eugene.  She had lived in Eugene since 1927.  Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Mills chapel, Cottage Grove.  Rev. E. J. Fulton officiating.  Interment will be in the Shields cemetery.
Kerns, Nellie
Wednesday, March 6, 2002 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
JUNCTION CITY - The funeral will be held March 7 for Nellie Mae Kerns of Junction City, who died March 1 of complications from diabetes. She was 87.

Kerns was born Nov. 12, 1914, in Johnson, Kan., to John and Ethel Yinger Lane. She was the 11th of 17 children. She married Joseph Kerns in Syracuse, Kan., on Aug. 3, 1935. He died Nov. 2, 1984.

She was primarily a homemaker but worked at various times at a dryer in Alvadore and at a mill in Westfir. She also drove a lumber truck.

Kerns enjoyed crocheting, baking and crafts. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Veneta, the Central Grange and the Rebekah's Lodge. She lived in the area since 1953.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Reid of Veneta and Pam Petersdorf of Junction City; a son, John of Junction City; a brother, Roy Lane of California; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene. Thursday's service will be at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Kernutt, Esther
Wednesday, May 22, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
The funeral will be held May 25 for Esther L. Kernutt of Scio, formerly of Walterville, who died May 18 of age-related causes. She was 90.

Kernutt was born April 8, 1912, in Moorwood, Okla., to Ernest and Martha Miller Graham. She married Joseph Kernutt in Eugene on April 12, 1936. He died June 16, 1997.

She was a homemaker and minister's wife.

Her interests included songwriting and two of her songs were published. Kernutt enjoyed music, sewing and crocheting. She especially enjoyed her family.

Kernutt was a member of the Church of God in Springfield and Scio.

She lived in Walterville for 20 years before moving to Scio, where she lived for eight years.

Survivors include a daughter, Constance Bowers of Eugene; a son, Mel of Jefferson; eight grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Saturday's service will be at 11 a.m. at Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield. Burial will be at Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene.

Memorial contributions may be made to Springfield Church of God.
Kerr, Grace
Wednesday, January 23, 2002 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
A memorial Mass will be held Jan. 26 for Grace O'Malley Kerr of Summerville, Ga., formerly of Eugene, who died Jan. 20 of age-related causes. She was 84.

Kerr was born Aug. 17, 1917, in Iron Mountain, Mich., to Jerimiah and Nora Belongia O'Malley.

She married Jack Kerr on June 17, 1937.

He died in 1968.

She was a former member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Eugene.

Survivors include two sons, John of Salem and Jim of Seattle; two daughters, Beth Anderson of Summerville and Toni Kerr of Seattle; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A son, Jerry, died previously.

Saturday's service will be held at the Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Salem.

Burial will be at Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene.

Mason Funeral Home in Summerville is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Pimpollo Orphanage in care of the Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Salem.
Kerr, Helen
Saturday, May 26, 2001
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
KERR – Helen V. Kerr, of Creswell, died May 24.  Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel, Cottage Grove, in charge of arrangements.
Kerr, Helen Thursday, May 31, 2001
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
KERR – Helen Virginia Kerr, 78, of Creswell died May 24.  The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel, Cottage Grove.  Burial will be at Creswell Pioneer Cemetery.
Kerr, Helen Friday, June 1, 2001
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
CRESWELL – The funeral will be held June 2 for Helen Virginia Kerr of Creswell, who died May 24 of pancreatitis. She was 78.

Kerr was born Feb. 4, 1923, in Philadelphia to George and Edna Vandergriff Carter.  She married Marvin “Mickey” Kerr in Philadelphia on Nov. 23, 1946.  He died July 23, 1999.

She graduated from high school and attended beautician’s school in Philadelphia.  She moved to Creswell in 1946.  She was a homemaker and worked as a housekeeping supervisor at Sacred Heart Hospital for 18 years.  She enjoyed orchids, water aerobics, gardening, reading and traveling.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include a daughter, Vernita Rhoads of Wasilla, Alaska; a son, Marvin of Vancouver, Wash.; and two grandchildren.

Saturday’s service will be at 10 a.m. at Smith-Lind-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove.  Burial will be at Creswell Pioneer Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Creswell Fire Department or to Sacred Heart Hospice of Creswell.
Kerr, James
Wednesday, December 18, 1985
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
KERR – Travis Kerr of 648 Oregon Avenue, Creswell, died December 16, 1985 at the age of 86.  He was born October 2, 1899 in Port Orford, Oregon.  He has been a resident of Creswell  for the past 65 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.  He is survived by his sons Marvin and Keith, both of Creswell and Vernon of Cottage Grove, his sister, Norma Blair of Alburn, California, 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded by his wife, Verna in 1982. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 19, 1985 at 1:30 p.m. at
SMITH-LUND-MILLS FUNERAL CHAPEL with Reverend Norman Few officiating. Private interment at Creswell Cemetery.  Those who wish may make donations to the Creswell Fire Department in memory of Mr. Kerr.
Kerr, Marvin
Sunday, July 25, 1999
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
CRESWELL – The funeral will be July 27 for Marvin T. “Mickey” Kerr of Creswell, who died July 23.  He was 77.

He was born Sept. 8, 1921, in Creswell to Travis and Verna Kerr.  He married Helen Carter in Philadelphia on Nov. 23, 1946.  He was a lifelong resident of Creswell and graduated from Creswell High School in 1939.

He was a driver-salesman for Meadow Gold Creamery.  He served in the U.S. Navy from 1941-47 on the USS California and was a Pearl Harbor survivor.

He was a volunteer firefighter in Creswell from 1936 until he retired in 1997.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He was a member of the Creswell Masonic Lodge and the Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Dean, of Vancouver, Wash.; one daughter, Vernita Rhoads of Wasilla, Alaska; two brothers, Vernon of Cottage Grove and Keith of Creswell; and two grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel.  Tuesday’s funeral will be 2 p.m. at the funeral chapel in Cottage Grove.  Burial will be at Creswell Pioneer Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Creswell Fire Department.
Kerr, Verna
Sunday, August 8, 1982
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
KERR – Verna V. Kerr of 645 West Oregon Avenue, Creswell died at her home on August 7, 1982 at the age of 80.  Arrangements to be announced by BUELL CHAPEL.
Kerr, Verna August, 1982
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
KERR – Verna V. Kerr of 648 West Oregon Avenue, Creswell, Oregon, died August 7, 1982 at the age of 80.  She was born February 14, 1902 in Creswell, as was the daughter of R. E. and Lily Dersham,.  She lived her entire life in this community.  She married Travis Kerr on February 15, 1921 in Eugene, Oregon.  The celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 1981.  She was a member of the Creswell Star Chapter No. 96 O.E.S since 1941, a long time member of Creswell School Board.  She is survived by her husband, Travis Kerr of Creswell, three sons: Marvin Kerr and Keith Kerr, both of Creswell and Vernon Kerr of Cottage Grove; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Hubert Dersham of Creswell.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 11th at 10 a.m. in the Creswell Presbyterian Church with Pastor Norman Few of the Creswell Presbyterian Church officiating and Creswell Star Chapter No. 96 O.E.S. participating.  Interment will be at Creswell cemetery.  At the request of the family, the casket will be closed before and after the services.  BUELL CHAPEL in charge of arrangements.
Kerr, Vernon
Wednesday, October 11, 2006 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
CRESWELL - A celebration of life will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at Brindiamo Catering and Event Center at Emerald Valley Golf Course in Creswell for Vernon Kerr of Creswell, who died Sept. 13 of age-related causes. He was 80.

He was born June 15, 1926, in Creswell to Travis and Verna Dersham Kerr. He married Norma Macomber on May 16, 1951, in St. Clair, Minn. She died in 1995.

Kerr served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean conflict. He was a partner in Kerr Bros. Builders from the early 1960s through the early 1990s.

Survivors include two sons, Andy of Ashland and Barney of Chico, Calif.; a brother, Keith of Creswell; and one granddaughter.

Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel, Cottage Grove.
Kersey, James
Saturday, June 1, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
JUNCTION CITY - The funeral will be held June 3 for James B. Kersey of Junction City, who died May 29 of age-related causes. He was 77.

Kersey was born June 25, 1924, in Whitesboro, Texas, to Lee Roy and Evelyn Mauldin Kersey. He married Beverly Simonson in Springfield on July 26, 1952.

He attended college at East Texas State for one year. Kersey served in the Army during World War II and the Korean War. He also was stationed in Panama. He worked for the Springfield Fire Department, Weyerhaeuser, Natron Plywood and Boise Cascade before retiring in 1977.

He was a master gardener and enjoyed flowers, horseback riding and training horses. Kersey especially enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Michelle Kersey of Raleigh, N.C., and Anna Kheel of Chewelah, Wash.; a son, Mitchell of Junction City; a sister, Anita Petersen of Hemet, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Monday's service will be at 2 p.m. at Buell Chapel in Springfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Kesey, Jed
Wednesday, January 25, 1984 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
KESEY – Jed M. Kesey of 85829 Ridgeway Road, Pleasant Hill, died January 23, 1984, at the age 20.  Funeral services will be Friday, January 27, at 1:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 1166 Oak Street, Eugene.  BUELL CHAPEL in charge of arrangements.  For those who wish, donations may be made to the Jed Kesey Memorial Fund in care of Siuslaw Valley Bank in Pleasant Hill.
Kesey, Ken Wednesday, November 14, 2001 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
A memorial service for Oregon author Ken Kesey will be held at noon today at the McDonald Theatre at 10th and Willamette streets in downtown Eugene.

Kesey, who lived in Pleasant Hill, wrote "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Sometimes a Great Notion," both of which were made into major motion pictures.

He died Saturday from complications after surgery to remove a tumor on his liver. He was 66.

He was born Sept. 17, 1935, in La Junta, Colo., to Fred and Geneva Jolley Kesey. The family moved to Springfield in 1943 and Kesey attended the University of Oregon, where he was active in fraternities and college plays and won a scholarship as a wrestler.

He married his high school sweetheart, Faye Haxby, on May 20, 1956, and graduated from the UO in 1958 with a journalism degree. After graduation, he received a scholarship to attend the creative writing program at Stanford University.

A prankster and magician in addition to being a writer, Kesey was the central figure in New York journalist Tom Wolfe's account of the 1960s, "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test," published in 1968, which described Kesey's adventures with a group dubbed the Merry Pranksters as they made their way across the country in a bus named Furthur. The bus was renamed Further in later incarnations.

Kesey's other books included "Demon Box," "Sailor Song," "Last Go Round" (written with longtime friend Ken Babbs) and the children's books "Little Tricker the Squirrel Meets Big Double the Bear" and "The Sea Lion."

He also had articles and essays published in Esquire and Rolling Stone magazines, among other publications.

His frequent public appearances included readings, talks and performing original music and plays, including "Twister" and "Wheresmerlin."

He created a multitude of visual art, including the Merry Prankster film "Intrepid Traveler in Search of a Kool Place" and the work he considered his masterpiece: the bus Further.

In 1968, he settled down on his farm, raised a family of four children and immersed himself in the community, joining school boards, raising cattle and sheep and supporting several businesses.

He received the Oregon Service Award and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the UO, among numerous other awards.

He loved spending time with family and friends, especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, survivors include his mother, of Springfield; a son, Zane; two daughters, Shannon Smith and Sunshine Kesey; his brother, Joe "Chuck" Kesey; and three grandchildren. His son, Jed, was killed in 1984 in an accident while returning from a wrestling match for the UO.

Kesey will be buried in the family cemetery, next to Jed, at his Pleasant Hill property.

Musgrove Family Mortuary, Eugene, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Spotlight Theatre of Pleasant Hill, P.O. Box 802, Pleasant Hill, OR 97455.
Kessler, Mildred

Friday, August 5, 2005

The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)

SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be held Aug. 6 for Mildred Eileen "Mid" Kessler of Springfield, who died Aug. 2 of cancer-related causes. She was 80.

Kessler was born Jan. 14, 1925, in Metzger, to Roy and Agness Camron Drake. She married Conner Kessler on April 28, 1948, in Gilbert Creek, Calif.

She attended schools in Selma, North Bend and Brookings and later lived in Grants Pass. She studied nursing at Sacred Heart General Hospital in Eugene. She moved to San Francisco to work at Bethlehem Steel during World War II and after the war she moved to Brookings and worked at the Brookings Market. She moved in 1957 to Charleston, where she and her husband owned and operated a grocery store, Davey Jones' Locker. She later moved to the Mohawk Valley and, from 1963 to 1990, the couple owned and operated the Mohawk General Store.

She enjoyed upholstering, drawing, crafts, crocheting, travel, reading, cooking, canning and old movies. Kessler 's family said she loved spending time with family and friends. She belonged to the Rebekah Lodge in Marcola.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Ross of Phelan, Calif., and Scott of Sandy; a daughter, Connie Murphy of Salt Lake City; five sisters, Vivian Kirshel and Jeanie Clinton, both of Coos Bay, Doris McVey of Brookings, Madeline McWorter of Detroit, Mich., and Vera Hodges of Marshfield, Mo.; four grandchildren; and two grandchildren.

Saturday's service will be held at 11 a.m. at Mohawk Community Church in Springfield, with a reception to follow at the church. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery. Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Kesterson, Annie
Friday, October 7, 1927
The Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR)
Annie Kesterson Dies

Miss Annie May Kesterson, 23, died at her home in Creswell at noon Friday.

She was born Feb. 1, 1904, and is pre-deceased by her parents.  Four sisters and a brother survive.  They are: Mrs. A. Silkwood, Mrs. Rosa Kirkpatrick, Miss Hazel Kesterson and Miss Mary Kesterson and William Kesterson.

Funeral announcement will be made later.
Kesterson, Grant Thursday, February 24, 1910 The Eugene Weekly Guard (Eugene, OR)
Died

Grant Kesterson, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Kesterson who live on the Scarbrough place three miles south of Creswell, died early Monday morning of Bright’s disease.  He had been sick four years, but failed rapidly the last three of four weeks.  Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon and burial too place in the Howe cemetery. – Chronicle.
Kesterson, Lula
Tuesday, January 2, 1923
Eugene Daily Guard (Eugene, OR)
KESTERSON – At her home in Creswell, January 2, 1923, Mrs. Lulu Kesterson, at the age of 48 years.  She is survived by six children, Mrs. Anna Silkwood of Creswell, Mary, Will, May, Hazel and Rose, at home.  She was a member of the Methodist church.  The funeral will be held Thursday, January 4, at 3 o’clock in the afternoon, from the Creswell Methodist church.  The rev. Mr. Parker will have charge. Interment in Creswell cemetery.  Funeral arrangements are being made by E. A. Schwering.
Kesterson, Mary
Monday, August 12, 1940

The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)

Mary Kesterson Dies In Eugene

Mary Ellen Kesterson died in Eugene Saturday, August 10.  She was born near Creswell, November 17, 1899, and was a member of the Lighthouse Temple of Eugene.

She is survived by three sisters: Mrs. Anna Fering and Mrs. Hazel Scarbrough, both of Creswell, and Mrs. Rose Kirkpatrick, Eugene.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 13, at 10:30 a.m., form the Schwering chapel in Creswell.  Interment will be in the Creswell cemetery.
Kesterson, William
Tuesday, February 19, 1929
The Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR)
Creswell Man Dies In Salem Monday

CRESWELL, Feb. 19 – (Special) – William H. Kesterson passed away in Salem Monday night at the age of 27 years.

He is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Anna Silkwood, Misses Hazel and Mary Kesterson and Mrs. Rose Kirkpatrick, all of Creswell.  He was a member of the W.O.W. and Moss Circle at Creswell.

Announcements for the funeral are to be made later from the E. A. Schwering chapel.
Kesterson, William Wednesday, February 20, 1929
The Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR)
News of Creswell

The funeral of William Kesterson who died in Salem Monday will be held Thursday afternoon, Feb. 21, at 2 o’clock at the Schwering chapel.
Kestner, Nancy

Thursday, January 11, 2001

The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)

Nancy Darlene Kestner of Lakeview died Jan. 7 of cancer.  The former Oakridge resident was 47.

Kestner was born April 29, 1953, in Cottage Grove to John and Donna Hudelson Huckins.  She married Ken Kestner on July 18, 1998.

She graduated from high school in Oakridge in 1971.  She worked for the Forest Service in Oakridge and spent two years working at Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah before moving to Lakeview and working for the Fremont National Forest.

She enjoyed sunrises, quilting, sewing and cross-stitching.  She especially enjoyed gardening.  She was a member of the Oakridge Lutheran Church.  She was a volunteer for a number of charities.

Survivors include her husband; her parents of Oakridge; a daughter, Jessica Hemmele of Springfield; a son Matthew Carson of McMinnille; a brother, Steve Huckins of Klamath Falls; and a sister, Jane Huckins of Salem.

A family gathering will be held at a later date.  Desert Rose Funeral Chapel in Lakeview is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Keusseff, Lorna
Friday, January 3, 1975
The Springfield News (Springfield, OR)
Lorna M. Keusseff of Little Dearborn Island, Blue River, died Jan. 3 at a local hospital. She was 66 years of age.

Mrs. Keusseff was born March 5, 1908 in Nanaimo, B.C., Canada, and had lived in the McKenzie area for seven years.

She is survived by her husband, Theodore L. Keusseff.

A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, at McKenzie Bridge Christian Church with Gary Johnson, minister, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church in her memory.

Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene is in care of arrangements which include cremation.
Keys, Son
Saturday, February 7, 1863
The State Republican (Eugene City, OR)
A fatal accident happened on Coast Fork, in this county, on the 23d of last month, (January).  While Mr. Keys and his two sons were chopping some timber the smaller boy, eight years old, cut off a limb from a log, when the log turning suddenly over, caught the little fellow, crushed him down breaking his neck which caused instant death.
Kezer, James Sunday, January 20, 2002 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
A potluck gathering will be held Feb. 24 in memory of James Kezer of Eugene, who died Jan. 3 of causes related to age. He was 93.

Kezer was born Oct. 17, 1908, in Stillwater, Okla., to Charles and Lulu James Kezer. He moved from Oklahoma to Bellingham, Wash., at the age of 4 and attended school in Ames, Iowa.

He graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor of science degree in botany and taught high school science in Summit, N.J., and later biology in Newark, N.J.

He received his doctorate degree at Cornell University, where he was concertmaster of the university orchestra.

The bombing of Pearl Harbor led Kezer to enlist in the Army. He served as captain with the 55th General Hospital from 1943 to 1945 in England and France. In France, he was introduced to opera and thus began a lifelong passion.

After the war, he taught at the University of Missouri. During summers, he worked as a park ranger naturalist at Crater Lake.

He joined the University of Oregon biology department in 1954 and taught cell biology, histology and cytology. He retired as professor emeritus in 1974.

The department named its Distinguished Teaching Award after him in honor of his innovative and effective teaching.

Kezer pioneered the study of the biology of salamander chromosomes, developing new methods that were adopted in other fields and investigating a species of Costa Rican salamander that uses a chromosomal mechanism for sex determination.

He authored or co-authored more than 30 professional publications and remained active in the Eugene Natural History Society after retirement.

He was a member of the Friends of the Three Sisters and the Sierra and Obsidian clubs. He enjoyed hiking and was a friend to the environment.

Survivors include a niece, Carolyn Vilain of Summit; and three nephews, James Baldwin of McLean, Va., Fred Kezer of Jackson Heights, N.Y., and Leonard Kezer of Denver, Colo.

Next month's potluck gathering will be at 4 p.m. at Hilyard Community Center in Eugene. The public is welcome.

England's Eugene Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions can be made to Mount Pisgah Arboretum or the Oregon Natural Resource Council.
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