Rooks Co. Kansas Obituaries

1950 to 1999
Last Updated July 11, 2009

I would like to thank Jan Simpson Reading of Denver, Colorado for volunteering to send me the current Rooks County Obituaries for posting.   She is formally of Codell, Kansas.   Gail McComb of Stockton and Wanda Vanhorn Sammons of Arkansas (formerly of Stockton) have shared numerous family obituaries, thank you all for each submittal.

If you have an obituary you would like posted, please send the date of the obit, newspaper name, and the obituary  text  to Brenda Reeder

Nellie Blanch Coldiron Adams

Sarah Lucinda Altman Helen M. Amos
Emma Anderson Patricia Lucy Anderson Byron H. Avery
Robert L. Baker

John N. Bales

Murl Edwin Bales

William Alexander Barry

Albert Elmer Buchheister Chester L. Buchheister

Dale Buchheister

Marjorie Geraldine Buchheister

Zada Buchheister
Sherman Whiite Carlely    
Orlan Dean Carmichael Ethel Lacy Collins Ora Collins
Elizabeth Shaw Cook Robert R. Cress Robert Wayne Criswell
Olive Dubry Daily Ethel Ardna Dougherty Floyd L. Dougherty
Homer Doughty Earl C. Drotts  

Mrs. Evelyn B. Drotts

Nona Dutt


Harry Woodall Alfonso Edson Victor Olen Edson  
Owen Jesse Eisiminger Arthur A. Elder Clarence Ivan Ekey
Emery S. Ekey Lura E. Ekey Rena Ekey
Quentin O. Estes    

Lyle R. Folsom Jr.

Charles Loren Fondoble Thomas Jacob Foose
Lyle Alfred Foster Ruth I. Fournier  
Carl L. Gager    

Joseph P. Gengler

Leonard Arthur Giggey

Lela Glendening

Mary A. Glendening

William W. Glendening

Alice Groom

Laura Edna Jones Groom Perry G. Groom Rachel Elizabeth Shumard Groom
Herman Darrell "Joe" Hale Cleo E. Hamel Martha Jane Hammons

Duane E. Hazen

Fauna Hazen Johanna Hazen

Sherman Dwight Hazen

Lester M. "Les" Headley

Clarence L. Heatherington

Frank Hinkhouse

Matilda Hinkhouse

Donald Luther Hoskins

Retha Louise Hrabe
Vincent Joseph Hrabe, III

Ada Hughes

C. Everett Hughes
Katie M. Jackson Bertha M. Johnston Walter S. Johnston
Harry E. Jones    
Oscar Keller Kent D. Kincaid Dorothy F. Knudson
Frank L. Kramer    

Everett Aaron " Jeff" Lamb

Timothy Ross Lewis

G. Marcene Smith Locke

Elsie Loreg

Theodore J. Loreg  

Robert L. McCarroll

Keith McComb

Leila June Malcolm Max W. Malin Mark Miller
Freeda A. Meyers    
Madge Nickell    

Ilert Avery Odell

Sarah T. Ogee Mrs. Lola M. Overholser
Raymond V. Overholser Tulia Belle Overholser Vernon G. Overholser
Mrs. Vernon Overholser    

Betty Lou Patten

Lola Bernice " Bernie" Pearson

Verda E. Perkins

Vinton A. Perkins

Scott Lewis Perrella Sr.

Freda Anson Pray

Edna Reeder

Mrs. Addie Dessaire Frye Robarge

Ross Rossevelt Rochelle

Harvey Rogers



John F. Roy

Sister Veronica Roy

Norman G. Rubottom

Mrs. Abe Schindler

Joseph Singer

Erma L. Sitton


Gertrude Frick Smith

Lennicejean Leota Smith

Gordon L. Stewart

Vivian E. Stice

Riley W. Storment
Nell L. Auld Tate

James Franklin Teasley

Maurice Elmo Teasley

Walter P. Thummel Doris Evelyn Todd

Jack Toelkes

Joseph J. Toelkes


Everett D. VanHorn

F. B. VanHorn

Veda L. VanHorn

Lamont B. " Chuck" Waller Jr.

Lydia Emma Warmann

W. T. Weaverling
Mrs. W. T. Weaverling Bobbye Merriman Wise  
Mary Ruth Young    
Donald L. Zeigler    

31 Dec 1999 Hays Daily News Robert L. McCarroll
Robert L. McCarroll
57, 1711-B Volga, former Zurich resident, died Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, at Hays Medical Center.
He was born April 30, 1942, in Burlington, Colo. to Benjamin and Dice (Melone) McCarroll He attended Red Line Church of God. He was a pumper for Hallwood Petroleum Company for over 20 years before retiring.
Survivors include his mother, Dice Anderson, Rosebud, Ark. three sons, Shawn, Falcon, Colo., Steven and Stanley, both of LaCrosse a daughter, Tina McCarroll, California three brothers, Phillip, Rosebud, Richard, Rosebud, and Jamie Gordon, Palco two sisters, Arnhold, Bates City, Mo., and Dowis, Palco and three grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Red Line Church of God, Palco, with the Rev. Roger Cooper officiating burial in Plainville Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the church. Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, Plainville, is in charge of arrangements.

12 Dec 1999 Hays Daily News Lyle R. Folsom Jr.
PLAINVILLE ­ Lyle R. Folsom Jr., 68, died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, at the Plainville Rural Hospital.
He was born July 19, 1931, in Webster to Lyle J. and Lucille (Hatfield) Folsom. He graduated from Webster High School in 1949.
He married Rosilee Glodfelty on May 23, 1953, in Phillipsburg. He was co-owner of Oilman´s Acid Inc., Russell, and was a member of the United Methodist Church, Plainville. He was a longtime Plainville resident.
Survivors include his wife, of the home a son, Darin, Hays two daughters, Sandra Chard, Zurich, and Valerie Fuzzell, Plainville three brothers, Leonard, Stockton, Washington, and Cleim, Overland Park and seven grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Twila Smith.
United Methodist Church, Plainville, with the Gene McIntosh officiating burial in the Plainville Cemetery.  Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, Plainville.

16 Dec 1999 unknown paper Lamont B. " Chuck" Waller Jr.
STOCKTON ­ Lamont B. “Chuck” Waller Jr., 76, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999, at his home.
He was born July 5, 1923, in Columbus, Ohio, to Lamont B. and Mabel (Lake) Waller Sr. He graduated from high school in Washington, D. C., and attended a year of college.
He married Eris McClellan on Feb. 14, 1943, in Zurich. He had been a Stockton area resident for more than 50 years, having also lived in Hays and Zurich. He was a crew chief at the Walker Army Air Base and owned Waller Motor Co., Stockton, for 50 years. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and Rotary, both of Stockton. He was past mayor of Stockton and a Stockton city commissioner for 12 years. He was a charter member of the Chevrolet publication, “Generator and Distributor Historical Association.”
Survivors include his wife, of the home two sons, William L. and Bradley J., both of Stockton a daughter, Rebecca L. Waller Stephan, Wichita a sister, Lecretia Waller Brown, Elizabeth City, N. C. and five grandchildren.
United Methodist Church, Stockton, with the Rev. Tim Ault-Duell officiating burial will be in the Stockton Cemetery.  Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, Stockton.

aft 6 Dec 1999 Unknown Florida Newspaper Robert L. Baker
Robert L. Baker, 61, of Milton, died Monday, December 6, 1999, at a local hospital. Mr. Baker was born in Stockton, Kansas on November 8, 1938. He was a member of Bagdad United Methodist Church & choir and the United Methodist Men. He retired from the Navy as a Chief Petty Officer on November 16, 1976. He served on the USS NOA, and the USS Hawkins. He retired from civil service, NADAP, NAS Pensacola in April of 1994. He received numerous awards and medals during his career in the Navy as well as civil service. He was a graduate of UWF with a B. S. in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting.
Survivors include his loving wife, Barbara E. Baker; six daughters and sons-in-law, Louise and John Connell, Roberta and Kearney Hacker, Mary and Tony Champitto, Joyce Paglia, Catherine and Gary Morgan, and Christina Thorsen; two sons and daughter-in-law, Greg Thorsen and Tim and Lisa Thorsen; sister, Phyllis Hood; and 20 grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday, December 10, 1999 at Bagdad United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ben Henry Pooley officiating.
Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Richard Crowl, Barry Cox, Cecil Pendleton, Clayton Fullerton, Lamar Whitaker and Richard Thorsen. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Cox, Edgar Bridges, Paul Bridges and Doug Bridges.
FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 100 Beverly Pkwy, is in charge of arrangements.
Friends may call at Faith Chapel 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bagdad United Methodist Church, 4540 Forsyth St. Bagdad, FL 32570.
Following the services, friends may join the family at the home of Barbara Baker.

aft 28 Nov 1999 Unknown Paper Lydia Emma Warmann
Services for Lydia Emma Warmann, of Mt. Olive, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Immanuel Lutheran Church there with the Rev. Daniel Barbey officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, St. Louis. Friends may call from 3 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Becker and Son Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church of Mt. Olive, the Ebenzer Lutheran Church of St. Louis or to Cancer Research. Mrs. Warmann died at 12:24 p.m. Sunday, November 28, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 75 years old last December 14. She was employed as a sales clerk at Dillards in St. Louis before she retired. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Mt. Olive, the Immanuel Quilters and Lydia Circle. She was a former member of the Ebenezer Lutheran Church in St. Louis. She was born and reared in Palco, Kansas, a daughter of Chriss A. and Ida L. Albrecht Wolf. She married Ottmer A. L. Warmann on September 30, 1944, in Fort Worth, Texas. He survives. Surviving also are a son, Vincent Warmann and wife Carolyn of St. Louis; daughters, Barbara Henning and husband Jerry, Sandra Vierdag and husband Robert, all of St. Louis; sisters, Rosella Lueker and husband Elmer of Worden, Hilda and LaVera Wolf of Mt. Olive; seven grandchildren, Dawn, Katie, Rachel, Andrew, Joel, Jason and Justin. Preceding her in death was a grandson, Jeffery. Following the services a lunch will be served for family and friends by members of the Lydia Circle in the Immanuel Educational building. Services for Lydia Emma Warmann, of Mt. Olive, were held at 10 this morning in Immanuel Lutheran Church there. The Rev. Daniel Barbey officiated. Burial was in Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, St. Louis. Ernie Thomack was both organist and soloist. He sang the 23rd Psalm and accompanied the congregation as they sang "Amazing Grace" and "Beautiful Savior." Pallbearers were her sons in law, Jerry Henning and Robert Vierdag; grandsons, Joel Henning and Jason Vierdag; nephew, Elmer Lueker Jr.; and Arlin Duelm. Following the service at the church a lunch was served to family and friends in the Immanuel Educational building by members of the Lydia Circle. Mrs. Warmann, 75, died Sunday, November 28, in St. Francis Hospital.

22 Nov 1999 Kansas State Collegian Herman Darrell "Joe" Hale
Library primary donor dies
Service scheduled for Tuesday in Prairie Village, Kan., for man after whom Hale was dedicated.
Herman Darrell "Joe" Hale, a primary contributor to Hale Library, died Saturday at St. Joseph Health Center.
"We really can thank him for the fact that Hale Library exists today," Brice Hobrock, dean of Libraries, said. "He and his wife, Joyce, came forward in 1992 as anonymous donors for the major portion of the $5 million in private funding needed to build the library. They are the reason that we finally have a facility that can accommodate the students at K-State."
Gary Hellebust, president and CEO of the KSU Foundation, said Hale was a true supporter of academics and an inquisitive, intelligent person.
"He was a bigger-than-life character. He was warm, but somewhat reserved - very inquisitive. He wanted to learn just so he would know and increase his awareness," Hellebust said. "He was very pro-academic and wanted to support the library because he felt it would be supporting all academics at K-State and not just one part."
Hale was born April 12, 1925, in Woodston, Kan., to Carl Raymond Hale and Mayme E. Dunn Hale. He was raised in Downs, Kan., and graduated from Downs High School in 1943.  Hale enlisted in the Navy during World War II and served in the Pacific until 1946. He attended the University of Kansas through the G. I. Bill and graduated in 1949 with a bachelor's degree in business.  "Joe graduated from the University of Kansas, but several of his children went to K-State. He wanted to do something for K-State. His support had to be directly for students, so he contributed to a directly oriented student project that became Hale Library as we know it today," Hobrock said.  In 1951, Hale met and married Joyce A. Vanier. He also joined her father's Western Star Mill Co., which was purchased by Archer Daniels Midland in 1970.  Hale was named president of ADM Milling Co. in 1972 and retired as chairman in 1996.  In addition to his contribution to Hale Library, Hale helped build Hale Arena at the American Royal, the Hale Achievement Center and the Hale Music Media Center at the University of Kansas.
The memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village, Kan., with a reception following at the church.
The family requests no flowers and suggests contributions to the Friends of KSU Libraries or Friends of Murphy Hall at the University of Kansas.
"We are grateful that the family would remember us at this point too," Hobrock said

18 Nov 1999 Plainville Times Victor Olen Edson
Victor Olen Edson, 72, Plainville, died November 12, 1999 at the Rooks County Nursing Home.  He was born October 5, 1927 in Rooks County, the son of Vernon Orville and Valda (Ordway) Edson. He was a lifetime area resident graduating from Plainville High School and attended Fort Hays University. He was the owner operator of the North Western Salvage in Plainville for 34 years retiring in 1980. Mr. Edson was a member of the First Christian Church in Plainville.  On June 1, 1948 he married Betty Mayhew in Plainville. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include three daughters, Karol Farahnak, Longview. Tx.; Sheryl Sammons, Salina; Vickie Baird, Largo, Fl.; three brothers, Max Edson, Middleburg, Fl.; Orville Edson, San Jose, Ca.; Rex Edson, Aurora, Co; two sisters, Thelda Bishop, Pasadena, Tx., Betty Heimbichner, Highland Ranch, Co; nine grandchildren; two stepchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother Ralph Edson, and a sister Isletta Edson.
Funeral services were Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at the First Christian Church in Plainville with Reverent Troy Humphrey officiating; burial in the Plainville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church in Plainville and may be sent in care of the Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel in Plainville.  Submitted by Doyle Ekey.

16 Oct 1999 Billings Gazette Bobbye Merriman Wise
ROUNDUP - Bobbye Merriman Wise, of Roundup, died peacefully after a long illness Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, at Roundup Memorial Nursing Home, encircled by her loving family and friends. Prior to her six-week stay at the nursing home, Bobbye lived with her daughter, Anita, and granddaughters, Tara and Keeley, for almost four years.     Bobbye was born Aug. 30, 1921, at Woodston, Kan., the youngest of five children born to Ralph and Eunice (Chapel) Merriman. Myra (Chapel) Quenzer, a double cousin, was raised with the Merriman family and became as close as a sister to Bobbye.  After graduating from high school in 1939, Bobbye married Foster Wise on Oct. 28. In 1940, they moved to Montana. They farmed south of Gage until 1955 when they moved into Roundup. Bobbye and Foster had five children.  Bobbye was a master of many different skills. She was a nurses aide at  Vicar's Nursing Home, a cook at the Pioneer Cafe, manager of the Bowling  Alley Cafe and supervisor of Bobbye Wise & Girls Catering.  One of the founders of the Musselshell Valley Historical Museum, Bobbye was president of the MVH Museum from 1974-1986 and a participating board member for many more years.
Bobbye was preceded in death by her husband, Foster, two brothers, and two sisters. Survivors include daughters, Cindy Wilmot of Birney, Nan Witzel and Anita Burch, both of Roundup, and sons, Harlan Wise and Lynn Wise, both of Roundup. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Bobbye was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend, who will be greatly missed.
Memorials can be made to the MVH Museum or the charity of one's choice.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at the Wier Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in the Roundup City Cemetery. Wier Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

30 Sep 1999 Plainville Times Lennicejean Leota Smith
CODELL - Leota Smith, 80, Codell, died Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, at Plainville Rural Hospital.   Smith was born Lennicejean Leota Lynch on Aug. 4, 1919, at rural Cloud County. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Codell and Extension Home Unit.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Marcene Locke on July 29, 1999.
Survivors include her husband, Lester of the home a son, Gavon of Plainville five daughters, Geneva Scott of Mineral Wells, Texas, Myrna McClellan of Liberal, Verna Smith of Wichita, Myers of Norton and Trisha Koel of Plainville a sister, Nelson of Plainville 14 grandchildren two step grandchildren five great-grandchildren and a step great-grandchild.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Codell, the Rev. Troy Buss officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery, rural Codell.
Memorials may be made to the American Arthritis Foundation, in care of Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, 409 S. Cochran, Plainville 67663
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and from 9 a.m. until the service Wednesday at the church.   Article provided by Doyle Ekey.

aft 24 Sep 1999 Hays Daily News Oscar Keller
b. 22 Oct 1915 Ellis County, Kansas
d. 24 Sep 1999 Hays, Ellis, Kansas
Parents were Frank and Caroline (Wentling) Keller. He married Minnie A. SCHOENTHALER on Jan. 4, 1940, in Ellis. She died March 8, 1967. He married Vera HELUS in 1969 in Oakley. Survivors include his wife, Colby; a son, Gaynord; two stepsons, Orville and Bill Helus; seven daughters, Karen Driscoll, Marion Crawford, Twila Barnett, Linda Brin, Marsha Nye, Sara Treaster, Gerry Pabst,; a stepdaughter, Laura Ann Cersosky; a brother, Arthur, Wichita; four sisters, Martha Armbrister, Ellis, Minnie Keller, Palco, Irene Zerfas, Hays, and Helen Schoenthaler, Colorado Springs, Colo. He was preceded in death by a sister, a son and a grandson. See

23 Sep 1999 Plainville Times Joseph P. Gengler
Joseph P. Gengler, 87, Stockton, died Friday, September 17, 1999 at the Solomon Valley Manor in Stockton.  He was born August 12, 1912 on a farm east of Tipton, the son of John and Sophie (Eck) Gengler.  He attended a one room country school called the Hillside School graduating from the eighth grade in 1927. He moved to Osborne in 1928 and worked as a mechanic and truck driver. He served in the army during WW II serving with the 635 tank destroyer Battalion and landed on the beaches on Normandy and took part in the battles and campaign of northern France and central Europe. After being discharged as a staff sergeant, he worked for the Hardman Wholesale Lumber and Hardware in Osborne until 1959 and then worked for the Kansas Highway Department in 1962 and moved to Stockton in 1963 and worked there until his retirement in 1977.  Mr. Gengler was a member of the Monroe-Tyler-Barnes VFW Post 8873 in Stockton and the local chapter of A. A. in Plainville.  On December 20, 1941 he married Edna June White in Osborne. She survives of the home. Other survivors include four daughters, Betty Kaba, Stockton; Charlene Anderson, Lebanon; Roxanne Goodenough, Attica; Joann Luntsford, Attica; sister, Eva Striet, Clay Center; 29 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Matt and Frank Gengler.
Services were Monday at the Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home in Stockton with Reverend Troy Buss officiating; burial in the Stockton Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Monroe-Taylor-Barnes V.F.W. Post 8873.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alcoholics Anonymous, Plainville Chapter and may be sent in care of the Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home.  Submitted by
Doyle Ekey

19 Sep 1999 The Grand Island Independent (NE.) Olive Durby Daily
BROKEN BOW -- Olive Dubry Daily, 89, of Broken Bow died Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999, at her home.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 Tuesday at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with the Rev. Cliff Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Govier Brothers in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Monday at Govier Brothers. Memorials have been established to the Senior Citizens in Anselmo.
Mrs. Daily was born Oct. 18, 1909, at Palco, Kan. to Sam and Mae (Adamson) Stithem. In 1917, the family moved to Nebraska. She attended school at Milburn.  On Dec. 28, 1925, she married Willis Dubry. The couple made their home on a ranch south of Brewster until moving to Broken Bow. Mr. Dubry died in 1967. She married Walter E. Daily on May 17, 1971. The couple made their home in Broken Bow.  Mrs. Daily was a member of the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow and the Senior Citizens Club at Anselmo. She enjoyed traveling, dancing and playing bingo.
Survivors include one son, Keith of Thedford; one daughter, Anna May Allison of Broken Bow; one sister, Mattie Dunbar of Sargent; one brother, Kenneth Stithem of Anselmo; four grandchildren; five great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands; a son-in-law, Delmer Allison; three brothers, Otto, Delwin, and Ivan; four sisters, Frances, Beulah, Lois and Agnes.

16 Sep 1999 Rock Mountain News Patricia Lucy Anderson
DATE OF BIRTH and LOCATION: May 12, 1930, in Zurich, Kan.
SURVIVORS: Sons Donald of Washington, Stephen of Arvada; brothers Donald Saindon of Oklahoma, Ivan Saindon of Clifton; four grandchildren.  Submitted by
Jan Reading

aft 29 Jul 1999 Unknown Newspaper G. Marcene Smith Locke
b. 2 Apr 1941 Codell
d. 29 Jul 1999 Prescott, Arkansas
Parents were Lee and Lennice (Lynch) Smith. She married Delwin H. LOCKE August 4, 1963, in Codell. He died in January 1996. Survivors include two daughters, Marla Ford, and Kerry Locke; her parents; a brother, Gavon Smith; five sisters, Geneva Scott, Myrna McClellan, Verna Smith, Jana Myers, and Trisha Koel .

29 Jun 1999 The Ponca City News (TX.) Gertrude Frick Smith
KILDARE — Gertrude Frick Smith, pioneer area resident, died Thursday, June 24, 1999, in Houston, Texas. She was 96.
A memorial service is set for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 30, at the Prairie Chapel and Cemetery near Kildare, which the Frick family helped establish in 1898. Pastor David M. Ceballos Jr. of Amherst, Texas will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Claire Brothers Funeral Home, Houston, Texas.
Gertrude Frick Smith was born July 24, 1902, in Kildare to Frank Smith Frick and Susie Smith Frick. She helped in the Frick family Mercantile Hardware business in Uncas, Kildare and Newkirk in the early 1900s. She later worked as a land secretary for the Marland Oil Company in Ponca City.  She was married to Charles William Smith Jr. of Stockton, Kan. in 1922. Mrs. Smith faithfully served as volunteer Red Cross nurse, Sunday School teacher, and organist/choir associate for the Methodist, Presbyterian, Christian, and Catholic churches in Kansas, Oklahoma and Arizona for more than 50 years.  After the death of her husband in 1950, she was employed as an abstracter for Albright Title and Trust in Newkirk and for the Sweet Title Co., in Stockton, Kan. Mrs. Smith then served as Kay County court secretary to Judge Ralph Haynes for 14 years. After her retirement in 1968, she enjoyed a world tour and visited the Holy Land twice. Mrs. Smith enjoyed being a “helping hand” to the Veterans of Foreign Wars and to the elderly in the Grand Lake and Green Valley communities in Arizona. She was very active as a life member of the PEO in Newkirk and in other communities where she had lived.
Survivors include one son, James T. Smith of Houston, Texas; one sister, Ada Green of Rogers, Ark.; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and six nieces and nephews including Marcelle Gosting of Kildare and Ronald L. Frick of Ponca City. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Frank S. Frick; and three sisters, Carmen Allen, Sue Hall and Nina Stalhut.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Smith’s name to American Hospice, 8401 Westheimer, Suite 180, Houston, TX 77063.

June 1999 Bolivar Herald Free Press Riley W. Storment
Riley W. Storment, 77, Mabelvale, Ark., formerly of the Bolivar area, died June 30, 1999, in Little Rock, Ark. He was born July 22, 1916, in Violet to James Earl and Marie Eunice Storment. He was united in marriage to Wanetta Hulett in 1935 and to Viola M. Hadley in 1966. He was retired from General Motors as a mechanic. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II and received a Purple Heart. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Gene Storment. Survivors include his wife, Viola, Mabelvale, Ark.; five sons, Bill Storment of Amarillo, Texas, Don Storment of Miami, Okla., Dan Storment of Parson, Kan., Barry Storment of Hutchison, Kan., and Jay Storment of Miami, Okla.; six daughters, Lois Axelison of Plainville, Kan., Lucretia Cunningham of Wilson, Kan., Eunice Airheart of Wichita, Kan., Kay Wadley of Mablevale, Ark., Sue Storment of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Tracy Flynn of Bakersfield, Calif.; seven stepchildren, Ralph Henson of Little Rock, Ark., Joe Henson of Afton, Okla., Ann Goodson of the state of Oregon, Alfred Henson of Buffalo, Vernon Henson of Fostoria, Ohio, Brenda Eubanks of Los Angeles and Linda Smith of Bakersfield, Calif.; three brothers, James E. Storment Jr. of Tacoma, Wash., Smith Storment of Lufkin, Texas, and Mathan Storment of Hampton, Va.; four sisters, Roberta Powell of Ellis, Kan., Rozella Salsman of Garland, Texas, Hattie Kornelson of McPherson, Kan., and Hazel McKee of Euliss, Texas; as well as 57 grandchildren, 72 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Service were Saturday, July 3, in Pitts Chapel with the Rev. Harold Hendrickson officiating. Interment followed in Payne Cemetery, Polk.

aft 23 May 1999 unknown newspaper Thomas Jacob Foose
Infant son of Bryon and Becky (Poore) Foose. Survivors include his parents, paternal grandparents, Ron and Connie Foose, Stratton; his maternal grandparents, Larry and Barbara Poore, Woodston; his paternal great-grandmother, Rita Vinduska, Stratton; his maternal great grandparents, M. J. and Martha Sullivan, Pratt, and Alvin and Venda Poore, Woodston. He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Tom Vinduska.

Aft 26 Mar 1999 Unknown Paper Martha Jane Hammons
Martha Jane Hammons passed away from this life on March 26, 1999 after a courageous battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Jane retired from Redstone Arsenal-TMDE as budget officer and secretary in 1988. She also retired from Texas A & M University in Kingsville in 1978. Jane was the Associate Matron of the Mathis Chapter #874 Order of Eastern Star, and past President of the Cenizo Garden Club in Mathis, Texas.
She is survived by five children, Eric C. Gibson of Dalton, Georgia, Lorrell G. Wakeland of League City, Texas, Icie G. Berkman of Arlington, Texas, Ocie G. Whitaker of Missouri City, Texas and M. Gibson of Hitchcock, Texas four sisters, May Hubbell of River Falls, Wisconsin, Mildred Hollingsworth of Stockton, Kansas, Margie Maltby of Kingsville, Texas and Taylor of Tacoma, Washington, twenty grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Friends are invited to celebrate Jane's life with her family from 3:00 to 6:00 P.M. Sunday, March 28 1999 at Seaside Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 29, 1999 in the Seaside Chapel at 1:00 P.M. with a graveside prayer to follow at Seaside Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association.

14 Mar 1999 The Ponca City News Freda Anson Pray
Freda Anson Pray, longtime Ponca City resident, died Friday morning, March 12, 1999, at Ponca City Nursing home. She was 86.  A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, March 15, 1999, at Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Charles M. Heyer, Associate Pastor, First Christian Church officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home.  Mrs. Pray was born on June 24, 1912, in Kildare to Fred and Pearl (Slater) Anson. She attended Ponca City Schools and later attended business college. She married Vern W. Pray on April 20, 1932, in Newkirk. He preceded her in death on October 1, 1987.
The couple made their home in Ponca City where Ms. Pray worked as a secretary. She loved to play cards and spend time with her many friends. She was a member of the First Christian Church and belonged to the choir for over 40 years, and was a member of the Gold Star Mothers.
She is survived by one daughter, Sally Pray Hebert of Atlanta; one daughter-in-law, Renata Pray of Munich, Germany; one sister, Winona J. Bowman of Codell, Kansas; one brother, Howard Anson of Ponca City; one sister-in-law, Lucille Ely of San Diego; five grandchildren, Terry Ammons and his wife, Marti of Atlanta, Todd Ammons and his wife, Christi of Lake Charles, Pam Ammons-Johnson and her husband, Scott of Atlanta, Franklin Pray and his wife, Cindy of New York City, and Sylvia Pray of Munich; six great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Vern Lee Pray; four sisters and three brothers.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Ponca City, 1904 N. Union, Suite 103, Ponca City, Ok 74601 or to the First Christian Church, 210 N. 5th, Ponca City, Ok 74601.
Friends may call at the funeral home until 12 noon on Monday.

aft 10 Mar 1999 Unknown Newspaper Kimball Co. NE. Walter P. Thummell
Walter P. Thummel, 80, of Kimball, died on Wed., March 10, 1999, while vacationing in Arizona. A Recitation of the Rosary was held on Sun., March 14 at 7 p.m. at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball. Mass of Christian Burial were held at Monday, March 15, 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Kimball with Rev. Francis Curran officiating. Burial will follow in the Kimball Cemetery.
He was born on June 26, 1918, at Plainville, Kan. to Vincent and Elizabeth (Hake) Thummel. He moved from Kansas to Kimball in 1939. On June 12, 1948, he married Dorothy Siebenaler in Kimball. They farmed northwest of town for many years. Although semi-retired, he always kept up his interest of farming and agriculture.  He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Kimball and the Knights of Columbus. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and had served in the Army Medical Corps during World War II. He was an Honorary Chapter Farmer of the FFA. In 1990, he was named a recipient of the Nebraska Outstanding Tree Planter award. During the latter years of his life he had planted and cared for over 20,000 trees.
Survivors include his wife Dorothy of Kimball; sons Duane of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Dale and Allen, both of Kimball, Bruce of Lincoln, and Greg Thummel of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughters Mary and husband Jim Coon of Bayard, Neb., Donna and husband Dan McMasters of Columbus, Ohio, Peggy and husband Darold Spradlin of Cozad, Neb., Shirley Thummel of Sidney, Neb., Theresa and husband Bob Eisinger of Denver, Colo., and Alice and husband Ken Lauer of North Platte, Neb.; brothers Jerry Thummel of Boise, Idaho and Fred Thummel of Midland, Texas; sisters Eleanor Thummel and Angeline Schmitz both of Beloit, Kan., Leona Pair of Sugar Creek, Mo., and Connie Tande of Austin, Texas; and 12 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
Memorial gifts may be made to St. Joseph's Church Renovation Project

9 Mar 1999 Miles Funeral Service Mark Miller
BURDEN - Mark Miller, 37, of Route 1, Burden, died March 7, 1999, at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Tisdale United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Tisdale Cemetery.
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and until 11 a.m. Friday.
Memorials have been established with Tisdale United Methodist Church and the American Heart Association. Contributions can be made through the church or funeral home.
Miller was born Nov. 28, 1961, in Beloit, to the Rev. Lyle and Jean Miller. He was educated in Beloit before graduating from Winfield High School.  Miller had been employed by Sherrard Construction Co., Felts Oil Co. and Range Oil Co., all of Winfield, and Skyline Mobile Home Corp. in Arkansas City. He began employment with Rubbermaid in 1985 and had served the company nearly 14 years as a warehouseman. On April 15, 1983, he married Kathy Elam at Tisdale. They lived in Winfield before moving to Burden in 1986.  A member of Tisdale United Methodist Church, he was also affiliated with the Winfield Saddle Club and the National Rifle Association.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy Miller, a son, Jacob Miller, and a daughter, Jessica Miller, all of Burden; his parents, Lyle and Jean Miller, Woodston; his brothers, David Miller, Winfield, and Jim Miller, Newkirk, Okla.; and a sister, Beth Duncan, Brownburg, Ind.

7 Mar 1999 The Shawnee News Star Lola Bernice " Bernie" Pearson
Tecumseh resident Bernice " Bernie" Pearson died Thursday in Tecumseh. She was 70.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Cooper Funeral Chapel with Rev. Floyd C. Been Sr. officiating. Burial will be at Tecumseh Cemetery.
Mrs. Pearson was born April 11, 1928, in Mounds to James E. and Myrtle E. (Edwards) Austin. She lived in Oklahoma City for many years before moving to Tecumseh in 1979.   She was a wire frame supervisor and retired from AT& T in 1979. She was a member of the Portland Ave. Pentecostal Holiness Church and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, and Jean Ann Tooman, Tecumseh foster son and his spouse, James " Jim" and Ginger Austin, Oklahoma City two sisters and brothers-in-law, Cleo and Frank Gaddy, Tulsa Etta and Edward McKinnis, Choctaw three brothers and sisters-in-law, Farris and Frances Austin Plainville, Kan. and Beatri
ce Austin, Bakersfield, Calif. Dean and Judy Austin, Shawnee special friend, Jesse Payne Tecumseh three grandchildren, Dennis and Wesley Tooman, Tecumseh seven great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents sister, Thelma R. Evridge and brother,
L. Austin

2 Mar 1999 Lawrence Journal-World Max W. Malin
Plainville -- Mass of Christian Burial for Max W. Malin, 45, Plainville, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery.  Mr. Malin died Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, at his parents' home.  He was born Aug. 30, 1953, in Plainville, the son of Joseph A. and Rita E. Hogan Malin. He graduated from Plainville High School in 1971. He received his bachelor's degree in business accounting from Kansas University in 1975, and graduated from Washburn University Law School in 1978 with a juris doctor degree.  He opened a law practice in 1979 in Plainville and then joined Liberty Enterprises as legal counsel in 1981, holding that position until his death. He had also been general counsel, stockholder and an officer of Dessin/Fournir, C.S. Post & Co. and the Classic Cloth Companies, and he was general counsel and an officer of Liberty Operations and Completions.  He was a lifetime member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He had served on the Plainville City Council and for 17 years on the Plainville Recreation Committee. He was an active member and past officer of the Plainville Booster Club. He was one of the founders of the Plainville Men's Basketball League and in recent years was the voice of the Cardinals, announcing football and other Plainville High School athletic activities.
Survivors include his parents, Plainville; his stepgrandmother, Christine Hogan, Natoma; four brothers, Jared, Ottawa, Steven, Lawrence, Michael, Salina, and David, Arlington, Tex.; and four sisters, Lori Davidson, Russell, Lois Malin, Garden City, Barbara Sheffer, Lone Oak, Tex., and Christi Malin, Dallas.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel. A Ladies Guild rosary will be held at 3 p.m. today at the chapel, and a parish vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at the church.
The family suggests memorials to the Max Malin KU Scholarship Fund or to Sacred Heart Church Memorial Fund, and they may be sent in care of Moore-Overlease Funeral  Chapel, 409 S. Cochran, Plainville 67663.

2 Feb 1999 Kitsapsun (Or.) Dorothy F. Knudson
Longtime Vaughn resident Dorothy F. Knudson, 88, died Jan. 28, 1999.
She was born March 15, 1910, in Highmore, SD.   Mrs. Knudson owned a store in Lakebay and was involved with Avon for 15 years.   She was a member of the Home Chapel.
Survivors include a son, Chris of Honolulu; a daughter, Irene Rodman of Stockton, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore in 1990; a son, Myron; a daughter, Sylvia Holden; and a granddaughter, Cynthia Knudson.
A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Feb. 4 at Vaughn Community Church. Interment will be at Vaughn Bay Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Haven of Rest Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Child Evangelism Fellowship, Kitsap County Chapter, P.O. Box 775, Bremerton, WA 98337.

14 Jan 1999 Hannibal Courier Post Leila June Malcom
Leila June Malcom, 81, of Louisiana, died at 5:10 p.m. Jan. 11, 1999, at the Maple Grove Nursing Home in Louisiana.
Funeral services for Mrs. Malcom will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Louisiana. The Rev. Francis Henderson, assisted by the Revs. Randall Cone and Robert Hutsell, will officiate. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery in Louisiana.
Mrs. Malcom was born Aug. 5, 1917 in Woodston, Kan., to the Rev. J. Wayne and Irene Myrtle Dibble Kurtz.  She was married to Louis Eugene Tatum. She was later married to Bert Malcom on Oct. 7, 1945. He preceded her in death Dec. 7, 1957.
Survivors include three sons, Kenneth Tatum of Kaw City, Okla., Donald Eugene Tatum of Wichita, Kan., and Darrell Wayne Malcom of Louisiana; two daughters, Linda Joyce Grant of Louisiana and Janet Eileen Greenfield of Houston, Texas; one sister, Rosalee Baker of St. Peters; three brothers, Alfred Kurtz of Albuquerque, N.M., Loren Kurtz of Hannibal and Robert Kurtz of Plymouth, Mich.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Nancy Miller; and one brother, Howard Kurtz.
Mrs. Malcom had been employed at the Twilight Motel and Paddock Motel in Vandalia for several years. Later she baked and decorated cakes for special occasions. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia where her father was a pastor in the early years.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Collier Funeral Homes Inc., 117 Barnard Drive, Louisiana, Mo. 63353.

6 Jan 1999 Lawrence Journal-World Freeda A. Meyers
Plainville -- Services for Freeda A. Meyers, 89, Plainville, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plainville. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery.  Mrs. Meyers died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999, at the Plainville Rural Hospital.  She was born Oct. 15, 1909, near Natoma, the daughter of J. L. and Ann Westhusin Casey. She graduated from Mary Mount High School in Salina.  She taught school and was later the head cook at Sacred Heart School and bookkeeper for the lunch room for 32 years before retiring in 1987.  She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ladies Guild, Daughters of Isabella and the Stitch & Chatter Club, all in Plainville.  She married William V. Meyers on Jan. 9, 1933, in Plainville. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include two daughters, LaVivian Drake, Lawrence, and Sonja McMullen, Great Bend; four sons, William D. Meyers, Olathe, James L. Meyers, Reno, Nev., Michael D. Meyers, Bakersfield, Calif., and Greg Meyers, Plainville; a brother, Donald Casey, Natoma; two sisters, Marguerite Thompson, Salina, and Velma Madden, Pawnee City, Neb.; 15 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel. A Ladies Guild rosary will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the chapel, and a parish vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church.
The family suggests memorials to Sacred Heart School, sent in care of Moore-Overlease Funera Chapel, 409 S. Cochran, Plainville 67663.

aft 23 Dec 1998 (Montrose Co., CO) Doris Evelyn Todd
Wife, Mother, Grandmother
July 14, 1913 Dec. 23, 1998
HOTCHKISS Doris Evelyn Todd, age 85, a homemaker, restaurant cook, and a resident of Hotchkiss since 1931, died on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998, in the Paonia Care & Rehabilitation Center.
Doris Evelyn Bice, the daughter of Elmer and Alma (Addams) Bice, was born on July 14, 1913, in Codell, Kan., where she spend her childhood, graduated from high school, and grew to adulthood.   Miss Bice married Elmer W. Todd on June 3, 1931, in Hotchkiss, Colo. The couple were blessed with four children and were privileged to celebrate 67 years of marriage this year in June.   Following their marriage, the Todd'
s moved to Hotchkiss where Mrs. Todd made her home for 67 years until the time of her death.   She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hotchkiss, the Hotchkiss Harmony Club, and the Cotton Wood Club.  The love and joy of Mrs. Todd's life was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed sewing, quilting, reading, and gardening.
Survivors grateful to have shared Mrs. Todd's life include her husband, Elmer Todd, of Hotchkiss; three sons: Rev. Keith Todd and wife Kathy, of Pine River, Minn.; Roger Todd and wife Jean, of Avon Park, Fla.; Jere Todd and wife Linda, of Rock Spring, Texas; and one daughter, Kaye Todd, of Hotchkiss.
She was the proud grandmother of 34 grandchildren and great-grandmother of numerous great-grandchildren.
Other family survivors include two brothers: Hollis Bice, of Rickreall, Ore.; Raymond Bice, of Otis, Ore.; and six sisters: Patty Brooks, of Otis, Ore.; Gladys Penland, of Hotchkiss; Bonnie Ratharmell, of Gleneden Beach, Ore.; Lola Ansiel, of Lincoln City, Ore.; Jean Dunn, of Rockaway, Ore.; and Peggy Moore, of Mill City, Ore.
Mrs. Todd was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Alma Bice; three brothers; and one son, Rodney Todd.
Funeral Services in remembrance and to honor Mrs. Todd's life will be officiated by her son, Rev. Keith Todd, on Tuesday, Dec. 29, at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church in Hotchkiss.
Private family interment will follow the service in the Riverside Cemetery at Hotchkiss, with arrangements being handled under the direction of Taylor Funeral Service, Inc.
Memorial gifts may be made to: North Fork Ambulance Assn., In Memory of Doris E. Todd, P.O. Box 47, Hotchkiss, Colo. 81419 or Hotchkiss Public Library, In Memory of Doris E. Todd, P.O. Box 540, Hotchkiss, Colo. 81419.

6 Aug 1998 The Stockton Sentinel Norman G. Rubottom
Norman G. Rubottom, 84, of Woodston, passed away Monday, August 3, 1998, at the Osborne County Memorial Hospital in Osborne . He was born September 27, 1913 on the family homestead south of Woodston, the son of
Lester A. and Cloa Belle (Cooper) Rubottom. He graduated from the Woodston Rural High School in 1932.  He married Bernice L. Worden on May 1, 1937 in Alton. They continued farming and ranching south of Woodston until moving into Woodston in 1994. He was a member of Paradise Lodge #290 in Plainville.
Survivors include his wife Bernice of the home; two sons, Gorman, Stockton, and Darrell, Woodston; a daughter, Cheryll Mertz, Downs; sister Mildred Unruh, Greensburg; eight grandchildren, 7great-grandchildren, and three step great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Gordon Rubottom; and one sister, Marguerite Shepard.
Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10:00 a.m., at the Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home in Stockton with Reverend Tim Ault-Duell officiating.
Masonic graveside services will be in the Woodston Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday and 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Norman G. Rubottom Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

After 7 June 1998 The  Hays Daily News Betty Lou Patten
NATOMA KS ­ Betty Lou Patten 73, died Sunday, June 7, 1998, at Plainville Rural Hospital, Plainville.
She was born Aug. 5, 1924, in Rooks County near Codell to Ruben and Louella (Dougherty) Kirkendall. She grew up in Codell. She operated a recreation parlor in Russell and Natoma.
Survivors include a son, Greg address unknown her stepmother, Opal Kirkendall, Plainville and a stepbrother, Mills, address unknown.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Charles Everett and Patton, a son, Charles Everett, and a brother, Kirkendall.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Natoma City Cemetery with the Dan Hatfield officiating.
Arrangements are being made by Pohlman´s Mortuary, Natoma.

28 May 1998 Plainville Times Everett Aaron " Jeff" Lamb   Scan of Obituary
PLAINVILLE - Everett Aaron " Jeff" Lamb, 89, Plainville, died Sunday, May 24, 1998, at his home.   Mr. Lamb was born May 30, 1908, at Codell and was a Plainville resident since 1974, moving from Codell. He was a farmer and worked for Deep Rock Oil Co., Rooks County Road Department and Doc's Well Service, retiring in 1974.   He was a member of Codell Baptist Church and Paradise Lodge 290, Plainville, where he was a 50-year member.
He was preceded in death by a grandson.
Survivors include his wife, of the home five daughters, Gaylyn Andrews of Stockton, Karolyn Eastep of Sedalia, Mo., Sharolyn Gramm of Codell, Beverly Nelson of Lehigh, Fla., and Jacquelyn Werner of Plainville two sisters, Ethel Nelson and Lottie Rolfe both of Plainville a half sister, Lennice Smith of Codell 17 grandchildren 27 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Codell Baptist Church, the Rev. Troy Buss officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery, rural Codell.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Wednesday at Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, 409 S. Cochran, Plainville 67663, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
*Because of incorrect information provided the Journal, the location for visitation was incorrect in Monday's edition.   Article provided by Doyle Ekey

26 May 1998 The Associated Press Kent D. Kincaid
Teens arrested in shooting of off-duty officer
HOUSTON (AP) - Three teens have been arrested and charged in the fatal shooting of an off-duty Houston police sergeant on Friday night, authorities said.  Houston Police Sgt. Kent D. Kincaid was shot when he tried to question a driver he thought had thrown something at his windshield.  Police now believe the object was actually a slug from a .25-caliber handgun.  Anthony Haynes, 19, of Missouri City, and Timothy Reese, 18, of Houston, were arrested in Haynes' truck late Sunday night in northwest Houston, police said. A 16-year-old from Houston was arrested separately.  Investigators believe Haynes is the shooter. He was jailed on one count of capital murder and two counts of aggravated robbery, police said. Reese and the juvenile each face one count of aggravated robbery.  The robbery charges stem from three assaults earlier Friday night.  At a press conference Monday, Harris County Sheriff Tommy Thomas indicated that the key break in the case was a tip from a man who had been harassed by Haynes and Reese in the neighborhood where the shooting occurred.  Asked whether the suspects expressed remorse about the shooting, Thomas said, "They were remorseful for the fact they got caught."  Sheriff's Sgt. Robert Black said the 40-year-old Kincaid and his wife, Nancy, were driving about a block from their house around 11:15 p.m. Friday when their Jeep was hit by an object that appeared to come from a passing truck.  Black said Kincaid turned his vehicle around and followed the pickup for several blocks. He said the truck stopped, and Kincaid got out and began approaching the driver's side of the truck. Authorities say that Kincaid told the truck's occupants he was an off-duty police officer. He was shot once in the head, and the pickup sped away, Black said.  Kincaid, a 13-year veteran, died shortly after arriving at Hermann Hospital.  Houston Police homicide Capt. Richard Holland said Kincaid's widow expressed relief at the arrests.
Services for Kincaid will be today at Bear Creek United Methodist Church in Houston. He will be buried Thursday in Stockton, Kan.

15 Mar 1998 The Anniston Star (Sylacauga, Al.)  Scott Lewis Perrella Sr.
Graveside services for Scott Lewis Perrella Sr.,58, will be Monday at 11 a.m. in Anniston Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 at Gray Brown -Service Mortuary & Crematory. Mr. Perrella died Friday at his home. Survivors include his wife, Liz Perrella ; one daughter, Marjorie Strong of Plainville, Kan.; one son , Scott
Perrella of Ohatchee; his father, Louie Perrella of Hollywood, Fla.; and two grandchildren. Mr. Perrella was a graduate of Jacksonville State University and was a retired CID Agent from the U.S. Army after 23 years of service. He was a lifetime member of Bass Masters and the Retired Army Officers Association.

aft 21 Jan 1998 The Ardmorite (Ardmore, Ok.) Quentin O. Estes
Graveside rites for Quentin O. Estes will be 11 a.m. Monday at Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Jack DeWitt officiating.
Born March 12, 1921, at Stockton, Kan., he died Jan. 21, 1998, at Ardmore.  Estes had served in the military during the Korean conflict.
Survivors include one son, Quentin Jr.; and four grandchildren.
Services are under the direction of Craddock Funeral Home.

7 Oct 1997 Lubbock Online (TX.) Ross Roosevelt Rochelle
SNYDER (Special) - Services for Ross Roosevelt Rochelle, 86, of Snyder will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. H. Virgil Mott officiating.
Burial will be in Hillside Memorial Gardens.
Rochelle died Sunday, Oct. 5, 1997, in Cogdell Memorial Hospital.
He was born Sept. 19, 1911, in Stockton, Kan. He married Mildred Davenport on Oct. 8, 1929, in Cheyenne, Okla. She died Feb. 7, 1985. He was a member of the Snyder Volunteer Fire Department. He married Jean Coble on Sept. 19, 1988, in Snyder.
He retired from Mobil Oil, where he was a pumper.
Survivors include his wife; a sister, Thelma Haggard of Pampa; three stepdaughters, Jo Beth Hodges of Amarillo, Judy Gonzales of Odessa and Elaine Pierce of Snyder; a stepson, Robert Jones of Midland; and eight step grandchildren.

13 Aug 1997 The Times of Fountain Hills Orlan Carmichael
Orlan Dean Carmichael, 78, of Fountain Hills died Aug. 2, 1997 in Scottsdale.
Born Sept. 8, 1918 in Plainville, Kan., Mr. Carmichael was an Army Air Force World War II veteran, a businessman and an educator.
He is survived by brothers of Plainville, and of Mesa sister, Verlene Harrison of Plainville daughters, Kathie Ann Gross of Plano, Texas, Lisa Ray Hynek of Bremen, Kan., Terry Lea Strivings of Tempe and seven grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m. at Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church, 13001 N. Fountain Hills Blvd.

aft 13 June 1997 The Hays Daily News Cleo E. Hamel
Cleo E. Hamel, 60, 206 Castillian Gardens, died Friday, June 13, 1997, at his home.   He was born March 6, 1937, in Damar to Arthur L. and Stella (Asselin) Hamel. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in education from Fort Hays State University.  He married Jolene Medsker. He taught school in Kanorado and was a basketball coach. He taught at Munjor, Felten Middle School and Hays High School. He taught driver's education at Hays High. During the (article cut off at this point.)

1 June 1997 The Hays Daily News Harvey Rogers
STOCKTON - Harvey Rogers, 79, died Monday, June 2, 1997, at the Plainville Hospital.
Services are pending with the Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, Plainville.

1 June 1997 The Hays Daily News Ruth I. Fournier
PLAINVILLE - Ruth I. Fournier, 78, died Sunday, June 1, 1997, at the Plainville Rural Hospital.  She was born Jan. 4, 1919, in Lawrence to Arthur and Alice (Whitman) Oatman. She graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor's degree in journalism.  She married Joseph D. Fournier on Aug (article cut off at this point.)

15 May 1997 The Salina Journal Lester M. "Les" Headley
Lester M. “Les” Headley, 82, 333 Woodlawn Ave., died Tuesday, May 13, 1997 , at his home.  Mr. Headley was born July 14, 1914 at Vici, Okla., and was a resident of the Carneiro and Brookville areas before moving to Salina in 1940. He worked for Sears for 21 years, retiring in 1976. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Salina.
Survivors include his wife, Maxine of the home; a daughter, Sabra Headley of Plano, Texas; three sisters, Gladys Garnett of Hutchinson and Sylvia Danner and Nellie Armstrong, both of Abilene; and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church, 122 N. Eighth, the Rev. David Weible officiating.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association or Peacemakers Sunday School Class.
The body was cremated.
There will be no visitation.
Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401, is handling arrangements.  Submitted by Doyle Ekey.  (Lester Headley is the husband of Myrtle Maxine Hazen, daughter of Ira T. Hazen and Minnie Pearl Reeder)

14 May 1997 the Amarillo Online Newspaper (TX.) Gordon L. Stewart
Gordon L. Stewart, 73, of Amarillo, died Monday, May 12, 1997. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in NS. Griggs & Sons Funeral Directors Pioneer Chapel, 2615 Paramount Blvd., with Lee Roark, chaplain of Baptist St. Anthony's Health System, officiating. Burial will be in Stockton Cemetery at Stockton, Kan. Mr. Stewart was born and raised in Stockton. He was an Army veteran of World War II having served in New Guinea. After being in the service, he owned and operated a shoe store in Stockton for eight years. He then moved to Ohio and was a shoe salesman for Williams Manufacturing. He married Lois Wilkerson in 1966 at Denver. He moved to Amarillo in 1969 and was an insurance salesman for Bankers Life & Casualty until retiring in 1985. Since retiring he had been a security guard at Amarillo National Bank at Bell Street and 45th Avenue. Mr. Stewart was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Stockton. He was preceded in death by a stepson, Mitchell Stephens, on April 9. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Teresa Stamps of Amarillo and Becky Stewart of Kansas City, Kan.; two sons, Bruce Stewart of Wichita, Kan., and Alan Stewart of California; a stepson,
Michael Stephens of Amarillo; two stepdaughters, Michelle Nichols of Gaylord, Kan., and Melanie Bartley of Smith Center, Kan.; and eight grandchildren.

11 Feb 1997 San Angelo Standard Times (TX.) Elizabeth Shaw Cook
FREDERICKSBURG - Elizabeth Shaw Cook, 80, of Kerrville and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, in a Kerrville care center.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Faith Christian Church in Kerrville with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements are by Schaetter Funeral Home.
She was born Feb. 25, 1916, in Stockton, Kan. She was a member of Faith Christian Church in Kerrville.
Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews.

aft 27 Aug 1996 Jasper Co., Mo. Arthur A. Elder
Arthur A. Elder, 72, Joplin, died at 12:57 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 1996, at Freeman Hospital West after a short illness.   Mr. Elder was born Oct. 11, 1923, at Woodston, Kan. He lived most of his childhood at Rocky Comfort. He was a farmer in the Stella area and later moved to Siloam Springs, Ark. He attended John Brown University at Siloam Springs. He moved to Joplin in 1952. He was an inspector at Sperry-Vickers Inc. in Joplin for 27 years.   He was a member and past elder of the Church of Christ, Fourth Street and Forest Avenue. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Philippines and the Caroline Islands.  He married Nadine Cole on June 25, 1942, at Cassville. She survives.
Additional survivors include a son, Kenneth Elder, Independence; a daughter, Carolyn Baker, Louisburg, Kan.; three sisters, Dorothy Cole, Joplin, Evelyn Clifton, Independence, and Donna Hall, Cement, Okla.; a grandson; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary. Gary Morrison and Patrick Peck, ministers, will officiate.
Graveside services and burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter. Lowell Thomas will officiate. 
Pallbearers will be John Hershey, Ralph Purcell, Bill Black, Arthur Strobel, Bob Wiley, Frank Dugan, Gordon Skerritt and Gene Frisbie.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary.

aft 2 Apr 1996 Hill City Times Lyle Alfred Foster
HILL CITY - Lyle A. Foster, 66, Hill City, died Tuesday, April 2, 1996, at Graham County Hospital.
Mr. Foster was born April 9,1929, at Hoxie and was a lifelong resident of the Hill City area. He was a domestic water and irrigation well driller;  worked on road and bridge construction; oil fields; and at Great Western Sugar Factory and Graham County Road Department. He was a member of Lenora Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Survivors include his wife, Rosalie A. of Hill City; six sons, Edward Lee of Hill City, Dale Eugene, David Wayne and John Alan, all of Leavenworth, Ronald Dean of Inman and James Darwin of Lindsborg; a daughter, Jackie Jo Bond of Liberal; seven brothers, Lawrence of Lenora, Robert of Plainville, Gordon of Newberg, Ore., Vernon of Topeka, Floyd of Olathe, Howard of Fort Morgan, Colo., and Clarence of Gardner; seven sisters, Thelma Beagley of Kansas City, Mo., Erma Allison of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Helen Bivens of Laporte, Colo.,  Eleanor Esslinger of Beloit, Dorothy Vaughn of Kansas City, KS., Gloria Schmitten of Gladstone, Mo., and Marilyn Miles of Vancouver, Wash.;   Sixteen grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be at 2p.m. Saturday at Hill City Christian Church, Pastor Howard Guidry officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Hill City, Kansas.
Memorials may be made to Graham County Home Health Care in care of Graham County Hospital.  Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Spencer Chapel,  522 N. Pomeroy, Hill City 67642.

1907-1996 Charles Loren Fondoble
Charles Loren Fondoble (1907-1996) was a dirt track specialist who did most of his racing in Kansas.  He started racing cars in 1929 and won his first race at Quinter, KS in 1931.  He also held the one lap track record at Wakeeney, KS for several years.  Loren was listed in had moved to Palco, KS by 1937 and was living in Wichita, KS in the early 1950s.

23 Nov 1995 Stockton Sentinel Sister Veronica Roy
Sister Veronica Roy, 55, a Sister of St. Joseph of Concordia, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 1995, in an automobile accident north of Minneapolis.  She was born December 28, 1939, in Damar to John and Olive (Morin) Roy. She was baptized Ila Mae.  She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1958 and received the habit of her religious name, Veronica, on March 18, 1959. She made first vows on March 19, 1960, and final profession of vows on March 19, 1963.  In 1960, she began studies at Marymount College, completed her degree in dietetics in 1963, and interned as a hospital dietitian in Cincinnati, Ohio.  She began her professional work at St. Joseph's Hospital in Belvidere, Il, from 1980 to 1989, she served as a consulting dietician for several small rural hospitals in western Kansas and did pastoral work in Christ the King Catholic Church, WaKeeney. From 1990 to 1995, she lived in New Almelo and served as a pastoral associate for the parishes in Logan and New Almelo.  In June 1995, she was elected to the leadership team of the Sisters of St. Joseph and took up residence in Concordia.
Survivors include four brothers, Kenneth, WaKeeney, The Rev. Duane Roy, Mineiros, Goias, Brazil, Roger, Stockton, and Rodney, Hays; and three sisters, Joan Rader, Littleton, Colo., Linda Cross, Reston, Va., and Cheryl Calvin, Wichita.
Services were held Saturday morning in the Convent Chapel, Concordia, with the Rev. Alfred Wasinger officiating. Burial was in the Nazareth Convent Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Sisters of St. Joseph, P.O. Box 279, Concordia, KS. 66901.  Submitted by
Linda Roy Cross

17 Aug 1995 Duane E. Hazen
Duane Edwin Hazen, 88, passed away Saturday, Aug. 12, 1995, at his home in Stockton.   He was born April 21, 1907, to Ira T. and Minnie (Reeder) Hazen.   He was a lifelong resident of Rooks County.   He was married to Fauna Harwood on May 25, 1929.   She passed away on Oct. 4, 1986.   They farmed in Greenfield and Farmington townships.   He was active in 4-H activities and continued to farm until 1976.   Survivors include a daughter, Shirlee Muir, Stockton two sisters, Hayes, Ellsworth and Maxine Headley, Salina five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.   He was preceded in death by his wife, one brother and one sister.   Services were held Tuesday at Smith-Moore Memorial Chapel in Stockton, Rev. Don Rock officiating.   Interment was in Stockton Cemetery.   Memorial contributions may be made to the Solomon Valley Manor, Stockton.   Article provided by Wanda Vanhorn Sammons.

30 Mar 1995 Plainville Times Sec 2, p.4E.  Lura  E.  Ekey
Lura E. Ekey, 87, Plainville, died Friday, March 24, 1995, at the home of her son in Topeka.
She was born February 7, 1908 on a farm near Codell to J. and Tulia B. (Edson) Overholser.
She married Emery S. Ekey on March 31, 1926 in Codell. He died November 30, 1970. She was a homemaker, a member of the First Baptist Church, Codell, and had been the church pianist and organist for 65 years. She had been a Plainville resident since 1966, moving from Codell.
Survivors include two sons, and Doyle both of Topeka five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by an infant son and her husband.
Services were Tuesday in the First Baptist Church, Codell, with the Rev. Troy Buss officiating burial in the Shiloh Cemetery.  The family suggests memorial contributions to the church.   Article provided by Doyle Ekey.

aft 21 Mar 1994 Unknown Newspaper Murl Edwin Bales
Murl Edwin Bales 93, of Penrose, CO died March 21, 1994, in Canon City, CO.   He was born Feb. 13, 1901, in Stockton, Kan., to Eddie Elie and Mary Lemma Skidmore Bales.   Mr. Bales spent 48 years as a telegrapher and agent for the railroad.   Throughout his years in the railroad business, he worked for many different railroads, but most of his 48 years were spent with the Missouri Pacific Railroad. He enjoyed his work with the railroad, and his time there moved him and his family to several different communities throughout the area, including Serbian Lake and Bowler, CO.   He had a great love for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as all of his family. It was one of his greatest joys to watch his family grow.   Mr. Bales enjoyed camping and fishing trips and sitting around the campfire with his family and talking.   On April 1, 1929 he was married in Pratt, Kan., to Marie Zorb, who survives. Also surviving are four children; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
Mr. Bales was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 25, at 2:30 P.M. at the Eads Cemetery, Elder Michael Kissner officiated the services. Miss Doris Lessenden sang "Life's Railway to Heaven" as a special tribute to a longtime railroad man.
Visitation and funeral services were under the direction of Brown Funeral Home in Eads.

Riley County, Kansas Obituary Ilert Avery Odell age 71 birth:   7/20/1922 Rooks County, Kansas death:   1/4/1994 Baldwin, Kansas page 4.

After 31 Dec 1993 unknown paper Donald Luther Hoskins
Donald Luther Hoskins, 67, of 501 East Franklin Avenue in Geneva, died Friday Dec 31, 1993, at the Wiregrass Hospital in Geneva after suffering a massive heart attack at his home.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan 3, 1994 at 2 p.m. in the chapel at Pittman Funeral Home in Geneva with Coy Haney officiating. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Gardens with Pittman Funeral Home directing.
The family received friends at the funeral home Sunday, Jan. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. The family requests that flowers be omitted and donations given to either the American Heart Association, the Geneva Public Library, the Geneva Community Church or Robert Fowler Park in Geneva.
Mr. Hoskins was a native of Codell, Ks., a veteran of World War II and from 1953-63 worked with the Boeing Company in Wichita. He worked with Boeing in Huntsville from 1963-71 on the Apollo Space Program,. He was an engineering field representative for Auburn University from 1972-88 working for the cities in Geneva County. He worked for the City of Geneva from 1988-93 and retired in April 1993.
Mr. Hoskins received a bachelor of science degree in 1952 from Fort Hays State College in Hays. He attended MIT in Cambridge, Ma. in 1971, and received a diploma from the summer program in urban studies. In 1972, he took senior and graduate engineering courses at Auburn University.
He held numerous engineering certificates including a grade one certificate as a qualified building inspector. He was on the board of directors for the Southeast Alabama Regional Landfill Authority and was the representative for the city and County of Geneva on many projects throughout the years.
Mr. Hoskins was preceded in death by his parents, Ellis Blaine Hoskins and Cloe Glendening Hoskins of Osborne, two brothers, Wilfred Dale of Manhattan and Arden Victor of Winfield.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Wood Hoskins of Geneva two sons, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. and Mrs. Douglas Blaine Hoskins of Blountsville, Al., Mark Randall Hoskins of Clayhatchee one sister Mrs. Twila Romne of Osborne and two granddaughters, Livy and Blaine Hoskins of Blountsville.
Pallbearers were Mayor Hugh Herring, Geneva City Councilman Lomax Wesley, Chief of Police Frankie Lindsey, Assistant Chief of Police David Dubois, Assistant Street Superintendent David Cochran and City Foreman Doug Davis.   Article provided by
Doyle Ekey

6 Feb 1992 Plainville Times Madge Nickell
Nickell, 80, salina, died Wednesday, January 29, 1992, at the Solomon Valley Manor, Stockton.  Mrs. Nickell was born Madge Romine on July 27, 1911, in Ellis County and
lived most of her life in Salina. She was a homemaker and a member of the Grand Avenue Methodist Church, Salina.
Her husband, Homer, died in 1964.
Survivors include two sons, Bluford of Littleton, Colo., and Delbert “Bud” of Fountain, Colo.; a brother, Bruce
Romine of Palco; a sister, Alice Richmond of Plainville; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral was Saturday at the Moore Funeral Chapel, Plainville, the Rev. E. L. Glendenning officiating. Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery, near Codell.  Submitted by Doyle Ekey

8 Aug 1991 The Plainville Times Joseph J. Toelkes
Joseph J. Toelkes, 93 Plainville, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 1991, at Hays Medical Center, St. Anthony Campus.  He was born March 25 1898, in Tipton to John and Lucy (Kramer) Toelkes. He married Edna B., Graham in Hays. She died July 22, 1957. He was a retired farmer, and had lived in Plainville since 1900. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and former member of Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include three sons; Robert J., Plainville, Donald G., Minden, La., and Max, Philadelphia; a brother, Carl, Plainville; a sister, Lucy Morgan, San Diego; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
Funeral services were monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Al Brungardt officiating; burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to the Sacred Heart School. Submitted by Doyle Ekey.

aft 21 Mar 1990 unknown paper Earl C. Drotts
EARL C. DROTTS, 99, died Thursday, March 21 at St Francis Hospital in Wichita.   He was born August 2, 1891 in Alcona Township, Rooks County, to August and Ellen (Clampet) Drotts. He married Evelyn Reed on June 24, 1923 in Rooks CO.   She died Sept 24, 1988. He lived in rural Rooks CO, near Phillipsburg, most of his life. He later moved to Hays. He had been a Wichita resident since Oct 1989.
He was a farmer and had owned a filling station and bulk plant in Buchanan. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the American Legion, all of Stockton, and the Logan Masonic Lodge.  He was a World War I Veteran.
Survivors include two sons, Glenn, Wichita, and Norman, Topeka; a daughter,  Lucy Clouse, Hutchinson, Minn., nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services were held Monday afternoon at Smith-Moore Funeral Home, Stockton,  with the Rev. Lyle Miller officiating. Burial was in Slate Cemetery in NW  Rooks Co. The family suggests memorials to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8873, Stockton, Kansas.

22 Feb 1990 Plainville Times Verda E. Perkins
Verda E. Perkins
, 89, Plainville, died Thursday, February 15, 1990, at the Plainville Rural Hospital.
Mrs. Perkins was born Verda E. Overholser on March 10, 1900, in rural Rooks County.  She was a homemaker, and a member of the United Methodist Church, a member, past Worthy Matron and past District Aide of the Plainville Chapter No. 479 Order of the Eastern Star, both of Plainville, a member of the Rebekah Lodge, Stockton, and the Sunflower Sisters Club, rural Plainville.
She was married to Teasley until 1933.
Her second husband, C. E. Simpson, died in 1960, and her third husband, A. Perkins, died in 1974.
Survivors include four sons, Simpson of St. Anthony, Id., Elwyn Teasley of Salina, Herb Simpson of Plainville, and Allen Simpson of Oklahoma City, Ok. a daughter, Thurlene Perkins Singer of Phoenix a sister, Lura Ekey of Plainville 10 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. 
The funeral was Sunday at the United Methodist Church, Plainville, the Rev. Verle Shoemaker officiating.  An Order of Eastern Star service followed the funeral.  Burial was in the Norman Cemetery, Ellis County.  Memorials may be made to the Order of the Eastern Star or to the church.  (Thurlene was a daughter by Vinton’s first marriage).   Article provided by Doyle Ekey.

16 Nov 1989 Stockton Sentinel page 18, Vivian E. Stice
Vivian E. Stice, 84, died Saturday, November 11 at Concordia Care Center, Bella Vista.
She was born December 1, 1904, in Stockton, to Andrew and Edith (Allen) Foster.   She married Everett Van Horn, June 15, 1925, in Stockton.   He died August 27, 1958.   She married Loyd Stice September 3, 1970, in Stockton.   He died August 6, 1977.   She was a homemaker and a member of the Main Street Christian Church, the Christian Women's Missionary Society, the Dorcus Club, the Rebekah Lodge, the Past Nobel Grand Club, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Stockton, and the Mt. Vernon Club, all of Stockton.
Survivors include a son, Farrell Van Horn, Las Cruces, N. M. a stepson, Harold Stice, Overland Park a daughter, Wanda Sammons, Hiwasse, Ark. a step-daughter, Donna Stanton Medicine Lodge two sisters, Ilah Hazen, Beloit and Hilma Smither, Salina six grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and 17 step great grandchildren.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. this Wednesday at Smith-Moore Funeral Home, Stockton, with the Mel Shepherd officiating.   Burial was in the Stockton Cemetery.   The family suggests memorials to the church or to the American Cancer Society.

14 Dec 1989 Stockton Sentinel page 7 Keith McComb
Keith McComb, 59, died Sunday, Dec. 10, at his home.   He was born April 12, 1930, in Stockton to Leon and Florence (Proeger) McComb.   He married Gwendolyn Couture on March 29, 1958, in Palco.   He was a rancher, a rodeo livestock contractor, and a member of the Main Street Christian Church, Stockton.   Survivors include his wife, of the home two sons, Kansas City, Mo., and David Manhattan a daughter, Diana Garten, Pratt his mother, of Stockton a brother, Gail Stockton and three grandchildren.   Funeral services were at 2 p.m. this Wednesday at the church with the Mel Shepherd officiating.   Burial was in the Survey Cemetery in rural Rooks County.   The family suggests memorials to the church.

Sept 1988  unknown newspaper Mrs. Evelyn B. Drotts
Mrs. Evelyn B. Drotts, a lifetime and highly respected resident of this area died September 24
(1988) at the Good Samaritan Center in Hays, where she had made her home recently.  She was born August 13, 1899, in Rooks CO, to John D. and Ella M (Chamberlain) Reed. She married Earl Drotts June 24, 1923, in Rooks CO. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Stockton and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors include her husband, of Good Samaritan Center of Hays; two sons, Glenn, Hays, and Norman, Topeka; a daughter, Lucy Clouse, Hutchinson, Minn.; a brother, Bob Reed, Minnesota; five sisters, Cella Johnson and Ruth Ann Hogle, both of Fortuna, Calif., Esther Sell, Stockton, Alma Bilderback, Cenerville, Ohio, and Elsie May Leight, Phoenix, Ariz.; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
The funeral services were to be this Wednesday afternoon at the Smith Moore Funeral Chapel with Rev. Lyle Miller, the officiating minister, with burial in
the Slate Cemetery. Memorials to the Heart Fund or the American Diabetic Association are suggested by the family.  Additional information from nephew 
Clyde Reed   See Link

2 May 1988 Veda L. Vanhorn
Mrs. Veda VanHorn, a long-time Stockton resident, died late Tuesday afternoon at the Solomon Valley Manor.   Graveside services will be Friday morning at 11o'clock at the Stockton Cemetery.   Article provided by Wanda VanHorn Sammons.

11 May 1988 Veda L. Van Horn
Stockton - Veda L. Van Horn, 83, died Tuesday, may 10, at the Solomon Valley Manor.
She was born Nov. 15, 1904, in Stockton , to James and Maude (Tannyhill) Randle.   She married Forest Van Horn April 20, 1924.   He died June 6, 1958.   She was a sales clerk for 21 years at the Maris Store, Stockton, retiring in 1971.   She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Women's Fellowship and the VFW Auxiliary, all of Stockton, and Chapter 479 Order of the Eastern Star, Plainville.
Survivors include three daughters, Dorothea Riffel, Edgemont, Ark., Elaine Korb, Stockton, and Joan Owens, Canyon Lake, Texas a sister, Peters, Mesa, Ariz. 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 11 a. m. Friday at the Stockton Cemetery with the Rev. Julia Tipton-Rendon officiating.   Friends may call until 10 a.m. Friday at Smith-Moore Funeral Home.   The family suggests memorials to the Stockton EMT's or the Sandyland Therapeutic Horsemanship Program, Stockton..   Article provided by Wanda Vanhorn Sammons.

19 May 1988 unknown paper Page 8   Veda L. Vanhorn
Mrs. Veda L. Van Horn, who had spent most of her life in Stockton, died May 10 at the Solomon Valley Manor at the age of 83.   She had been hospitalized most of the time following a stroke several weeks ago.   She was born November 15, 1904, in Stockton, to James and Maude (Tannyhill) Randle.   She married Forest Van Horn April 20, 1924.   He died June 6, 1958.   She was an efficient sales clerk for 21 years at the Maris Store, retiring in 1971.   She continued quite active until a few years ago and was known as a king and helpful neighbor and friend.   Her hobby was knitting and she was an expert.   When her eyesight failed and she was no longer able to knit it was very hard on her.   She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Women's Fellowship and the VFW Auxiliary, and Chapter 479 Order of Eastern Star, Plainville.   Surviving are three daughters, Dorothea Riffel, Edgemont, Ark., Joan Owens, Canyon Lake, Tex., and Elaine Korb, Stockton a sister Grace Peters, Mesa, Ariz. 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.   A son, preceded her in death.   There was a graveside service Friday morning at the Stockton Cemetery conducted by Rev. Julia Tipton-Rendon   Memorials to the Stockton EMT's or the Sandyland Therapeutic Horsemanship Program are suggested by the family.   Article provided by Wanda VanHorn Sammons.

7 Jan 1988 paper unknown Johanna Hazen
Mrs. Johanna Hazen age 81, of Plainville died December 29 in St. Anthony Hospital in Hays.   She was born November 13, 1906, to Joseph and Johanna (O'Brien) Westhusin, in Codell.   She married Sherman Hazen.   He and a son, Donald, preceded her in death.   She was a member of Sacred Hearth Catholic Church.   Survivors include a daughter, Theall, Bowie, MD two brothers, Joseph Westhusin, Portland, Ore., and Tommy Westhusin, Plainville three sisters Nell Laubhan, Russell, and Dorothy Lille and Pauline Sidey, both of Mesa, Ariz. and three grandchildren.   The funeral services were Thursday morning at the Sacred Heart Church in Plainville with Fr. Emil Labbe officiating and burial was in the church cemetery.   Article provided by Wanda Vanhorn Sammons.

13  Nov  1987    Idaho Press-Tribune, Nampa, ID, p 10A Vernon G. Overholser
Vernon Overholser---Services for Vernon G. Overholser, 89, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Nampa, died Wednesday, Nov. 11 1987, in a Mesa nursing home were Saturday at Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Nampa.
The Rev. Kenneth B. Britt of the Nampa First Christian Church officiated. Private burial was in Kohlerlawn Cemetery, Nampa, on Monday.
Mr. Overholser was born Feb. 15, 1898 at Codell to Wilborn J. and Tulia Belle Edson Overholser. He was reared and attended school there.   He married Agnes Jeanette Adams on July 31, 1918 at Stockton and they made their home in Kansas until moving to Idaho in 1936.   They moved to Nampa in 1937 and owned and operated Overholser’s Auto Court near the PFE shops from 1937 until 1964.   Overholser died Oct. 11, 1965. He had since resided in Mesa.
He is survived by a son, Avon Overholser of Salinas, Calif. Three daughters, Vyonne G. Overholser of Salinas, Audrey J. Peterson of Boise and Gyla I. Peterson of Mesa, Arizona. two sisters Perkins and Lura Ekey, both of Plainville 10 grandchildren 14 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rita Voight, a son, Orvis Keith, seven brothers and sisters and a grandson.   Article provided by Doyle Ekey.

30 Apr 1987 Plainville Times Ethel Lacy Collins
Ethel Lacy Collins, 96, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, died Friday, April 17, 1987 in a local nursing home after an extended illness.
She was a homemaker and had farmed with her husband in Plainville, Kansas prior to moving to Colorado Springs, Colorado. She had owned and operated Ethel’s Cafe for several years before moving to Colorado.
Services were at 10 a.m. Monday April 20, 1987 at the Sunset Chapel Mortuary with the Rev. Robert Fryholm officiating. Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Mrs. Collins was born November 18, 1890, in Osage County, Kansas to C. D. and Clara (Stone) Lacy. She lived in Plainville, Kansas, before moving to Colorado Springs in 1957. Mrs. Collins was a charter member of Second Horizon and active in the group’s arts and crafts section. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.   She married December 17, 1913, in Codell, Kansas to Collins, who died in 1968.
Mrs. Collins is survived by two daughters, Thelma Beals of Hays, Kansas and Althea Groom of Colorado Springs, Colorado five grandchildren 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great grand-child.
Thank You
The families of Perry Groom and Ethel Lacy Collins with to thank everyone for their expressions of sympathy, thoughtfulness and love during the illnesses and deaths of their loved ones.   Article provided by Doyle Ekey.

30 April 1987 Plainville Times  Perry G. Groom
Perry G. Groom, 77, of Colorado Springs, Colorado died Saturday, April 4, 1987 in a Colorado hospital.
The Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 7, 1987 at the Sunset Chapel Mortuary with the Reverend Robert Frykholm officiating. Burial was in Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Mr. Groom was born August 21, 1909 to and Rachel (Shumard) Groom in Plainville, Kansas.   He married July 18, 1939 to Althea Collins in Codell. She lives at 1405 S. Wahsatah, Colorado Springs, Colorado.   Groom was a World War II Army veteran. He lived in Colorado Springs since 1955 and was a member of the First Baptist Church.   He was an auto mechanic for the Dodge dealership for 21 years and a member of Retread Motorcycle Club.
Other survivors include a daughter, Hockett of Plainville, Kansas, a son, Rickey Groom of Eagle, Colorado, three brothers, Earl of Phillipsburg, Kansas, Roe of Council Grove, Kansas and Ora of Eldridge, Missouri and five grand children and one great grandchild.   Article provided by Doyle Ekey.

22 Jan 1987 Plainville Times Elsie Loreg
Elsie Loreg, 91, died Monday, January 12, 1987 at the Plainville Rural Hospital.  She was born at Waverly, Kansas. October 14, 1895 to Joseph Bluford and Cora Romine. She married Theodore Loreg on December 24, 1913.
Survivors include for daughters,
Grace Boyer, Lela Teasley, Beulah Shubert, of  Plainville and Betty Reed of Great Bend, one brother, Bruce Romine of Palco and two sisters; Madge Nickel of Salina and Alice Richmond of Plainville; nine grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren and also many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore, one son, Verle and one daughter, Virginia.
Elsie and  Theodore celebrated their fiftieth anniversary in 1963. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister.
Funeral services were at the Christian Church with Reverend Gary peters officiating.   Submitted by Doyle Ekey.

9 Oct 1986 paper unknown   Fauna Hazen
Mrs. Fauna Hazen a life-time and highly respected woman of Stockton community, died October 4 at the Plainville Hospital.   She had been in failing health for several years and had recently been a resident at the Solomon Valley Manor.   She had been in the hospital only a few days.   She was 81 yeas of age.   Mrs. Hazen was born July 23, 1905 on a farm near Stockton to Walter G. and Faye (Peaslee) Harwood.   She graduated from the Stockton High School in 1924 and taught rural school and also the second grade in Stockton and Plainville before her marriage May 22, 1929 to Duane Hazen.   She had given much time as a 4-H Club leader and was an EHU member.   She is survived by her husband of the home a daughter Shirlee Muir of Stockton five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.   The funeral services were Tuesday morning at the Smith-Moore Funeral Home, with Rev. Mel Shephard, the officiating clergyman, and burial was in the Stockton Cemetery.   Memorials to the Heart Association or the Diabetes Association are suggested by her family.   Article provided by Wanda Vanhorn Sammons.

3 Feb 1986 Council Grove Republican Alice Groom
Services for Mrs. Alice Groom, who influenced many lives as a longtime classroom teacher, will be Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at the Council Grove United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Council Grove.  Mrs. Groom died at her home here Friday, January 31. She was 84 years old.  She taught school 25 years. Most of that time she was a faculty member in the Council Grove schools.
Mrs. Groom will lie in state at the Kendall Funeral Chapel here until 9:00 o’clock tonight.
Born January 25, 1902, at Palco, she was a daughter of Harlan and Asneith Fesler Meade.  Mrs. Groom was a member of the United Methodist Church of Council Grove and the church circles. She also was a member of Nautilus Women’s Federated Club.  She was married to Roe Groom May 4, 1924, at Palco. He survives.
Surviving also are two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Radke, Wichita, and Mrs. Lois Hylton, Waterloo, Iowa; two sons, Glenn Groom, San Antonio, Texas, and Kenneth Groom, Kent, Wash.; a sister, Mrs. Irene Sclhick, Denver; a brother, Hugh Meade, Palco; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial honoring her life has been established for the Council Grove United Methodist Church.   Submitted by Doyle Ekey.

17 Oct 1985 Rooks County Record Mary Ruth Young
Mrs. Mary Ruth Young of Salina died there at the Asbury Hospital, October 14, at the age of 74.   She was born September 14, 1911 at Stockton, the daughter of Ira T. and Minnie (Reeder) Hazen.     She was married in 1942 in California to R. Young, who died in 1956.   She spent a good many years as an overseas civil service worker and retired and moved from Korea to Salina in 1972.   Her survivors include a brother, Duane Hazen of Stockton and two sisters, Mrs. Maxine Headley of Salina and Norma Hays of Palco.   Graveside services were at the Stockton Cemetery Wednesday afternoon.   Memorials have been suggested to Youth Ville, care of United Methodist Church, Salina.   Article provided by
Wanda Vanhorn Sammons

25 Apr 1985 Rooks County Record C. Everett Hughes
C. Everett Hughes died unexpectedly the morning of April 22 at his home in Stockton at the age of 73. He had not been in good health for a number of years.  He was born in Plainville November 1, 1911 to William Franklin and Edith (Garvin) Hughes and was married April 14, 1934 at Salina to Evelyn Linn. He had made his home in Stockton since then. He had retired as president of the Stockton National Bank in 1960. He was a graduate of Kansas State University and was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. He had served overseas with the Armed Forces during W.W.II. For a good many years he had served as a member of the Stockton Library Board.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a brother, Lawrence of Tucson, Ariz.; an aunt, Margaret Garvin of Stockton; and two nieces.
There will be private services at the Stockton Cemetery, with the date not yet set. Memorials to the Stockton Library are suggested.  Submitted by Doyle Ekey.

aft 29 Jan 1985 Unknown Newspaper Donald L. Zeigler
b. 11 Aug 1911, Codell
d. 29 Jan 1985, Wichita
From Newspaper Clipping
He married Bernice W. SLIMMER Feb. 26, 1930, at Hays. She died Sept. 29, 1977.

26 Jul 1984 unknown paper Timothy Ross Lewis
Dr. Tim Lewis of Driggs, Idaho met a tragic death late this Tuesday afternoon when a horse fell on him.   He was the husband of the former Becky Korb.   Her parents left for Idaho but no details concerning funeral arrangements were available.

August 2, 1984 unknown paper Ross Lewis
Driggs veterinarian Dr. Timothy Ross Lewis, 30, died July 24, 1984, at his home in Driggs, Idaho from injuries suffered during a horse accident.   He was born Dec. 18, 1953, in Powell, Wyo., to Jack and Evelyn (Vonburg) Lewis.   He married Rebecca Jo Korb Dec. 18, 1976, in Stockton.   He grew up in Powell and graduated from Powell High School.   He later graduated from Washington State University and from Kansas State University Veterinary College in 1979.   He moved to Driggs in 1980 where he set up a veterinary practice with his wife.   He was secretary of the Eastern Idaho Veterinary Association.   Survivors include his wife and two daughters, Shelly and Betsy, all of Driggs his mother, Evelyn Lewis, Powell, Wyo. one brother, Randy Lewis Laramie, Wyo. two sisters, Brown, Helena, Mont., and Becky Ann Lewis, Laramie, Wyo. his grandmother, Mrs. Charles Vonburg, Jr Basin, Wyo.   Services were Friday at 2 p.m. at the Driggs LDS Stake Center.   There was a viewing from 7-9 pm Thursday at Trimble Funeral Home in Driggs and one hour prior to services at the Stake Center on Friday.   Graveside services were Saturday at 10 am at the Crown Hill Cemetery in Powell, Wyo.   A memorial fund is being set up in Tim's name, to provide a scholarship to an Idaho or Wyoming veterinary student. Donations can be sent to the American National Bank, Powell, Wyoming, 82435.   In the care of Dr. Tim Lewis Scholarship Fund. Article provided by the VanHorn Family.

aft 21 May 1983 Unknown Paper Robert Wayne Criswell
Robert Wayne Criswell, son of John and Minnie (Bondy) Criswell, was born April 1, 1910, and departed this life May 21, 1983, at the age of 73 years, 1 month and 20 days.  He grew to manhood in Graham County and completed high school in 1928. He served in the United States Army from 1942 to 1945.  In June of 1946, he married Twila Acheson. To this union, two children, Janice and Robert, were born.  After serving as an undersheriff, Wayne was sheriff of Graham County from 1946 to 1950. He served as Chairman for the Graham County Republican Party for a number of years.  In 1951, Wayne began clerking at the Hill City Sale Barn and continued there until July of 1971. During this time he also clerked for Legere Auction and Realty and the Plainville Sale Barn. His familiarity with local and area people made clerking easy and enjoyable work for him. In addition to these part time jobs, Wayne continued his farming and cattle operation north of Penokee on land which has belonged to his family for four (4) generations.  Wayne served on the Farmers and Merchants Bank Advisory Board from 1971 to 1974. He was a member of VFW  Post #8957, the Hill City American Legion and Millbrook Lodge #281.  Since his retirement as a farmer-stockman, "Cris", as he was know, joined his friends drinking coffee and playing cards.   During the past year and a half, Wayne greatly enjoyed his grandson, Jess Robert, whom he described as "quite a boy."
Surviving are his wife, Twila; a daughter Janice of Grainfield; a son, Robert L. and his wife, Janice; one grandson, Jess of Hays; his sister, May, and brother-in-law, Tommy Troxel.

21 April  1983 Plainville (Kansas) Times Sect 1, p 11 Mrs. Lola M. Overholser
Mrs Raymond Overholser
Mrs. Lola M. Overholser
, 85, Salina, died Monday, April 18, 1983, at Asbury Hospital, Salina, after a long illness.   Mrs. Overholser was born April 4, 1898, at Luray, and spent many years as a teacher in north central Kansas high schools before retiring in 1959.  After graduation from Osborne High School, she suffered an illness which kept her bedridden for two years. Recovering, she attended Kansas Wesleyan School of Commerce, began a teaching career and after 29 years, returned to KW to earn a bachelors degree. In later years she taught at Plainville and Luray high schools. After retirement, she and her husband, Raymond, traveled extensively. They moved to Salina from Rural Natoma in 1965. Her husband died in January 1978.  She was a member of the University United Methodist Church, Methodist Women, Order of the Eastern Star and Kansas Retired Teachers Association.
She is survived by a brother, Alfred Hirst, Salina; and a sister, Mrs. Amy Taylor of Osborne.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m,. Friday, April 22 at the Geisendorf Funeral Home in Salina. Entombment will be in Mausoleum Williamsburg.
The family suggests memorials to University Church, Salina.  Article submitted by
Doyle Ekey.

14 Apr 1983 Plainville Times Sec 1, p10 Rena Ekey
Rena Ekey 84, died Friday, April 8 , 1983 at the Plainville Rural Hospital. -She was born July 8, 1898, in Lincoln County, to William and Mary Hayhurst Snapp. She married Clarence Ekey in 1942 he died in 1973. She was a member of the Methodist Church and the Order of Eastern Star. -She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Norman (Madge) Nicholson of Magalia, California Six Grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday at the Natoma Methodist Church with the Rev. Russell Preston officiating. Burial was in the Natoma Cemetery.   Article provided by
Doyle Ekey

After 8 Oct 1982   Read at funeral Portland, Oregon Nellie Blanch Coldiron Adams
The service today is being assisted by ladies of the National Woman's Relief Corps Auxiliary of which Adams was a member.   Nellie Blanch Adams, born July 26, 1900 in Columbus, Kansas, was the youngest of six children born to John Gilbert and Nancy Alice Coldiron.   March 17, 1915, she married Dean Weaver Adams, and they moved to Idaho and took up a homestead.   They had one son, John Wright Adams.   They later moved to the Kennewick-Pasco area before coming to Portland in the early part of World War II.   Mrs. Adams was employed by J. C. Penney Co. and The Curtain Store, retiring in 1966.     She was a member of the Foursquare Church.   Her husband and son preceded her in death in 1968.   She is survived by four grandchildren, Ann Wentz, Geri Egan, Patty Kerby and John Adams, all residing in Washington and nieces and nephews, Loraine Sherwin and Pamela Sparks of Portland, and Whitworth of Garibaldi.     Also, Darrell Reeder, now residing in Nebraska, and several other nieces and nephews living outside Oregon.   She left a great gift to us all:   Love the Lord, do not judge your neighbor, and above all, love each other.   She will indeed be missed.   This poem probably expresses best her philosophy of life, as she loved and was loved by all who knew her.   The title:   Life's Mirror by Mary Ainge DeVere
There are loyal hearts, there are spirits brave.   There are souls that are pure and true Then give to the world the best you have, And the best will come back to you.   Give love, and love to your life will flow, A strength in your utmost need Have faith, and a score of hearts will show.   Their faith in your word and deed.   Give truth, and your gift will be paid in kind, And honor will honor meet And a smith that is sweet will surely find A smith that is just as sweet.   For life is the mirror of king and slave, 'Tis just what we are and do Then give to the world the best you have, And the best will come back to you.   Article provided by Barrilynn  Reeder  Blackett.

Aft 12 Nov 1980 Plainville Times Matilda Hinkhouse
Matilda Hinkhouse, 102, died Wednesday, November 12, 1980; at Plainville Rural Hospital.  She was born October 7, 1878, in St. George, IL, the daughter of Alex and Elizabeth Raymond Belisle.  She married Frank Hinkhouse on November 2, 1900; he died in 1967.  She had been a long-time resident of the Palco community.  She was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Zurich and St. Ann’s Sodality.  She is survived by a daughter-in-law; Florence Hinkhouse of Hays.  Funeral services were held Friday at St. Ann;s church with burial in the church cemetery.  Submitted by Nancy Arseneau.

13 Sep 1979 Phillips County Review Laura Edna Jones Groom
Laura Edna Jones Groom, daughter of Loyd Jones and Sara Hughes Jones, was born in Phillipsburg, Kansas. on Nov. 20, 1900, and departed this life at the Phillips County Home, Phillipsburg, Kansas. on Sept. 5, 1979 at the age of 78 years nine months and 16 days.  She attended school at the Rising Sun School.  On Aug. 11, 1920, she was united in marriage to Earl Groom and to this union two children were born.  They lived at their present address all their married life.
Laura was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters; and one brother. She is survived by her husband, Earl, of the home; one son, Wayne and his wife, Lois; one daughter, Myrna Townley, Phillipsburg; and Dawn Stanhope of Grand Island, Nebraska; two brothers: Arthur Jones, Denver, Colo., and Levi Jones, Longmont, Colo., and several nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Florence Jarvis of Phillipsburg.
Laura will be sadly missed by her family and many friends.
Memorial services were held Friday, Sept. 7, at 2 p.m. in the Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Grey Dashen officiating. Barbara Harmon sang special music accompanied by Arleta Wildman.
Casket bearers were Ralph Power, Lee Matteson, Clyde Pennington, Darwin Cole, Albert Morgan and Charles Morrison. Honorary bearers were Alvin Dahlke, Milt Matteson, Theron Jackson, Sid Robinson, Will Pembridge and George Pembridge.
Interment was in the Fairview Cemetery.  Submitted by Doyle Ekey.

7 Dec 1978 Rooks County Record/Stockton Sentinel John Felix Roy
John F. Roy, who was a life-time resident of Rooks County, died November 30, 1978 at the Plainville Hospital at the age of 69. He had been ill the past year and hospitalized much of the time. John was born at Damar, June 2, 1910, the son of Phillisime and Laura Saindon Roy and was married to Olive Morin in 1932.   He had farmed southwest of Stockton for many years and was active in affairs in his community, where he was held in high regard. He had also driven a school bus for a number of years and was much thought of by both the parents and the children entrusted to him. He and his wife, not only successfully reared a large family but, had hosted foreign exchange youth to this country. He was a member of the St. Thomas Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society and the Knights of Columbus.
Besides his wife, Olive, he is survived by five sons, Kenneth of WaKeeney, Allan of Strasburg, Colo., Father Duane of Mineiros, Goias, Brazil, Roger of Stockton, and Rodney of Hays; four daughters, Sister Veronica of Belvidere, Ill., Mrs. Joan Rader of Lakewood, Colo., Mrs. Linda Monarchi of Boulder, Colo., and Mrs. Cheryl Calvin of Burley, Idaho; four brothers, Dona and Omer of Damar, Phillip of Mabel, Minn., and Emile of Englewood, Colo.; three sisters, Mrs. Rosalee Benoit, of Esben, Mrs. Zella Rickard of Madison, Wisc., and Mrs. Jeannette Hinz of Bartlett, Ill.
There was a Rosary Friday evening at the Smith Memorial Chapel and the funeral was Saturday morning at the St. Thomas Church in Stockton and burial was in the St. Joseph Cemetery at Damar.

23 Nov 1978 Plainville Times Joseph Singer
Joseph Singer, 69, a retired furniture salesman, died November 10, 1978, in his home at 2010 W surrey Ave., Phoenix, Ariz.  Mr. Singer, who moved to Arizona in 1960 from St. Louis, Mo., was a World War II veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Thurlene; a son, Devin; a sister Mrs. Rose Hoffman, all of Phoenix; two brothers, Mickey of Las Angeles, Calif., and Abe of Phoenix, Ariz.
Memorial services were held Sunday, November 19, at Grimshaw Bethany Chapel in Phoenix and burial was in the Plainville Cemetery Tuesday, November 21, with the Rev. Harold Peck officiating.
Moshers, Inc., were in charge of Services.  Submitted by Doyle Ekey.

15 Aug 1978 The Wichita Eagle Retha Louise Hrabe and Vincent Joseph Hrabe
Plainville, Kan. -- Retha Louise (Mrs. Vincent J., II) Hrabe, 49, and her son Vincent Joseph Hrabe, III, 10, were killed Saturday in a airplane crash south of Plainville. Service was Monday. She is survived by widower; daughters Krisit, Kelli, Madeline, all at home; mother Hazel Cokely of Palco, Kan.; brothers Russell Cokely of Salina, Kan., Clarence of Liberal, Kan., Glenn of Arkansas Pass, Texas; Ron of Wichita; sisters, Charlene Cokely of Liberal, JoAnn Phillips of WaKeeney, Kan., Ilda Balthazor of Palco. He is also survived by grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent J. Hrabe of Plainville.  Submitted by Floyd  See other articles on plane crash in newspaper section.

After 6 Jul 1978 unknown paper Edna Reeder
Mrs. Edna Reeder, a lifetime resident of Plainville, died July 6 at Hadley Hospital in Hays.   She was 82 years of age.   She was married on July 14, 1915 to Ralph Reeder.   She was a member of several social groups at Plainville and the Christian church.   She is survived by her husband a daughter Marjorie Bronson of Pamona, Calif. a brother, Virl Benedick of Holsington three sisters, Viola Thomas, Coolidge, Ariz., Mrs. Gladiola Baker of Stockton, and Mrs. Gwendolyn Phelps of Plainville two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.   Funeral services were Monday at the Plainville Christian Church and burial was in the Plainville Cemetery.

19 Jan 1978 Plainville (Kansas) Times Sec 1, p.5 Raymond V. Overholser
Raymond V. Overholser was born February 12, 1906 near Codell, Kansas, and passed away at the Kenwood View Nursing Home in Salina, Kansas on January 10, 1978. -He was united in Marriage to Lola M. Hirst on December 19, 1930.
He was a graduate of Codell High School, Fort Hays College and Kansas Wesleyan University. He loved to play football and was a member of his team both in high school and in college. -After graduation Ray taught in High School and coached football in the Plainville and Beloit areas for a few years. He then took up wheat farming and cattle raising which he enjoyed. He made this his life's work. He retired in 1965 and he and his wife moved to Salina at that time. He was a member of the University Methodist Church in Saline, the Blue Lodge and Eastern Star in Plainville and the York Rite and Commandry in Hays and the Isis Shrine, Salina.
Survivors are his wife, Lola, of the home; a brother Vernon, Mesa, Arizona; and two sisters, Mrs. Verda Perkins and Mrs. Lura Ekey, both of Plainville
Casket bearers were nephews, Elwyn Teasley, Eldon Reed, Herbert Simpson, Allen Simpson, Denzelll Ekey and Doyle Ekey. -The funeral was held at the Geisendorf-Rush Funeral Home in Saline. The Rev. Lawrence Greenwood of the University Methodist Church, Salina, officiated.  Interment was in the Mausoleum Williamsburg, Salina.  Article submitted by Doyle Ekey.

15 Dec 1977 Plainville Times Chester L. Buchheister
Chester L. Buchheister, Cascade, Colorado, died Wednesday December 7, 1977, in a Colorado Springs hospital.  He was born September 24, 1906 in Plainville, Kansas, and had been a resident of Colorado since 1939. He was married December 31, 1956 in Raton, New Mexico.  He retired from the restaurant business and had served in the U. S. Navy during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Minnie  M. Buchheister of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Kennie G. Wadsworth of Cascade; five brothers, Ernie Buchheister of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Larry Buchheister of Belleville, Kans.; Lee Buchheister of Watsonville, Calif.; Don Buchheister of Fort Collins, Colo., and Jack Buchheister of Hays, Kans.; three sisters, Mrs. Lela Pyke of Fort Collins, Colo., Mrs. Veda Bachman of Greeley, Colo., and Mrs. Zilpha Colahan of Plainville.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 9, in the Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. Ear. E. Matson and Intern Randall Scott officiating. Entombment was in Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel, Colorado Springs, Colorado.  The family suggests that contributions be made to a favorite charity.  Submitted by Doyle Ekey.

24 Nov 1977 Plainville Times Erma L. Sitton
Erma L. Sitton, 71 died Wednesday, November 16, 1977, at the Plainville Rural Hospital. Born Feb. 26, 1906, she was a member of the Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by her husband, Earle, of the home; a daughter, Earline Cox of Grand Lake, Colo.; a son, Ralph of Amhearst, Ohio; three sisters, La Vera Toelkes and Ina Hockett of Plainville, and Alberta Keil of Great Bend; a brother, George Buchheister of Van Nuys, Calif.; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 18, at the Plainville Christian Church with the Rev. Harold Peck officiating. Burial was in the Plainville Cemetery.  Submitted by Doyle Ekey.

20 Oct 1877 Rooks County Record Walter S. Johnston
Walter S. Johnston, believed to have been Rooks County’s oldest citizen, died October 13 in the plainville Hospital at the age of 102. Ninety-seven of those years had been spent in Rooks County, coming here at the age of 5 with his parents from Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, where he had been born on January 1, 1875. Most of his life had been spent farming but he had retired 27 years ago. After the death of his wife, the former Bertha Edson of Plainville to whom he was married in 1901, but lived most of the time in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harold ( Vada) Liebenau in Stockton. He is also survived by three granddaughters.
There was a graveside service Monday afternoon at the Stockton cemetery conducted by Pastor Stan Stockton of the Christian Church.  Submitted by Doyle Ekey.

10 Feb 1977 Plainville Times Nona Dutt
Mrs. Nona Dutt, 66, Plainville, died Sunday, February 6, at the Plainville Rural Hospital.  She was born October 19, 1910, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Buchheister.
Surviving are a brother, George Albert Buchheister, Van Nuys, Calif.; four sisters, Mrs. LaVera Toelkes, Mrs. Erma Sitton and Mrs. Ina Hockett, all of Plainville; and Mrs. Alberta Keil, Great Bend.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 9, at Mosher's Funeral Home, Plainville, with the Rev. Harold Peck officiating. Burial
Article proviced by Doyle Ekey.

13 May 1976 The Plainville Times Robert R. Cress
Robert R. Cress
, 57, Hays, Kansas, died Saturday, May 9, at Hadley Regional Medical Center, Hays. He was born at Codell, Kansas, where he lived until after graduation from Codell High School, He was an oil field worker and a member of the WW. II Club. He served 15 years in the Army.
Surviving  are a son, Lyn, Bremerton, Wash a daughter, Mrs. James Deines, Russell his mother, Mrs. Pearl Cress of the home two brothers, W., Hays, and David A., Junction City two sisters, Mrs. Mary Flinn, Tulsa, Okla., and Mrs. Adella Gfeller, Ponca City, Okla., and eight grandchildren.
Services were held Wednesday, May 12, at the Wilson Funeral home with the Robert Molby officiating. Burial will be in Norman Cemetery, rural Codell.    Article  provided  by 
Doyle  Ekey.

7 Nov 1974 Plainville Times Dale Buchheister
Dale Buchheister, 61, died about 6:30 Monday morning November 4, 1974, at his home of an apparent heart attack.  Mr. Buchheister who had been treasurer of Plainville Township for eight years was a member of the Elks Club at Hill City, Sacred Heart Church and Knights of Columbus at Plainville. He was an employee of John O. Farmer, Inc.
Survivors are his wife, Mary Ruth of the home; three sons, Michael, Tucson, Ariz.; Lt. John, Japan; James, Hay; two daughters, Mrs. Norman (Dalene) Goetz, Omaha, Neb.; Judy, of the home; seven grandchildren; six brothers, Ernest, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Lawrence, Belleville; Lee, Watson, Calif.; Chester, Cascade, Colo.; Donald, Fort Collins, Colo.; Jack, Hays; three sisters, Mrs. Lela Pyke, Fort Collins, Colo.; Mrs.  Zilpha Colahan, Plainville; and Mrs. Veda Bachman, Greeley, Colo.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today, Thursday at Sacred Heart church with Fr. James Grennan officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Article provided by Doyle Ekey.

18 Jul 1974 Rooks County Record Bertha M. Johnston
Mrs. Bertha M. Johnston, a life time resident of Rooks county, died July 10 at the Rooks County Nursing Home, where she had been cared for since December. She was 93 years of age. Her pioneer parents were Rhonda and Wesley Edson. For many years she had been a resident of Stockton and until last year had been able to attend to her household duties. She and her husband, Walter, observed their 73rd wedding anniversary in January.
Besides her husband and her daughter, Mrs. Harold (Vada) Liebenau with whom he makes his home, she is survived by a half-sister, Mrs. Muriel Sander of Stockton, three granddaughters and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Saturday morning, July 13, at the Smith Memorial Chapel, conducted by Rev. S. B. Clayton, and burial was in the Stockton cemetery. Submitted by Doyle Ekey.

14  Feb  1974  Plainville Times Vinton A. Perkins
Vinton A. Perkins
, was born January 8, 1890 in Sheridan County, Kansas, and passed away February 4, 1974 at the Plainville Rural Hospital.  He moved with his parents to Plainville in 1891 where he resided all his life.  Early in 1906 he started working at the Plainville Mill and Elevator Co. for Burroughs Brothers and assisted in installing the first light plant in Plainville and distributing the first line of service, continuing with electrical work for 53 years, retiring from Western Light and Telephone Company in 1959.  On February 6, 1911 he was united in marriage with Marshall.  She passed away in April, 1960.  This union was blessed with one daughter, Thurlene.  His  second marriage was to Perkins in December, 1963.  He was an active member of the United Methodist Church and the Masonic orders, and Order of Eastern Star.  He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, Verda, of the home his daughter, and husband, Joe Singer, and grandson, Devin, all of Phoenix, Arizona two sisters, Mrs. Elfie Lawler of Plainville, and Mrs. Myra Jackson of San Diego, Calif., and two brothers: Elwyn of Olivehurst, Calif., and Alpin of Portland, Oregon, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral Services were held February 6 and the United Methodist Church with Rev. Garner Berg officiating.  Burial was in the Plainville cemetery.  Pallbearers were Harold Hockett, Clarence Abbott, Donald Collins, Otto Benedick, Bemis and Keas.
No one hears the doors that open
When they pass beyond our call
Soft as the dropping petals of a rose
One by one our loved ones fall,
But the memory of each loved one,
Like the fragrance of the rose,
God sends to linger with us
Till our own life’s door shall close.

Cards of Thanks
We take this means of passing our thanks on to all friend and neighbors for their assistance, prayers, flowers, food, and cards in our recent sorrow.  To Rev Berg for his comforting words, to Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Wheeler for the music, and the Masonic Lodge for the impressive rites also for the long continued care given at the Rooks County Nursing Home, all kindness was deeply appreciated.  May God Bless.  Mrs. V. A. Perkins and families, and Mrs. Joe Singer and Devin.    Article  provided  by  Doyle  Ekey.

2 Aug 1973 The Plainville Times Jack Toelkes
Jack Toelkes, 81, died Wednesday, July 19, at the Plainville Rural Hospital.    Born March 7, 1892, in Tipton, he was a retired farmer and a longtime resident of the Plainville community.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine, of the home; one  son, Edward, Winston-Salem, N.C.; one daughter, Mrs. Francis (Mary Catherine) Thummel, Plainville; five brothers; Jim, Phoenix, Ariz.; Fred, Perryton; John, Goodland; Joe and Carl, Plainville; three sisters: Mrs. Catherine Malin, Genoa, Wis.; Mrs. Anna Stahl, Hays; Mrs. Lucy Morgan, San Diego, Cal.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at Sacred Heart Church with burial in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Plainville.  Submitted by Doyle Ekey.

3 May 1973 The Plainville Times  Carl L. Gager
Carl L. Gager, 77, Woodston, died at his home Thursday morning, April 26.
He is  survived by his wife, Grace, of the home; a son, Gerald, of Woodston; a daughter, Mrs. Aleene Watson, also of Woodston; two brothers, Ira of Woodston and Ernest of Brewster; one sister, Mrs. Berdene Grimes, of Hays; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Smith Memorial Chapel in Stockton with Rev. James Williams of the Congregational Church officiating. Burial was in the Woodston Cemetery.  Submitted by Doyle Ekey.

8 Jan 1973 Plainville Times Obituary:  Clarence Ivan Ekey
Clarence Ivan Ekey 74, of Natoma, Kansas , died Saturday, January 13,  1973 at the Hadley Regional Medical Center in Hays. He  was a retired oil field pumper employed by Cities Service, and  was a member of the Natoma United Methodist church, and Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star chapter there.
Survivors include his wife, of the home one step-daughter, Mrs. Madge  Nicholson of California one brother, Edward Ekey of Hays and six grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January  16 at the Natoma United Methodist church with Reverend John McGuire officiating. Burial was in the Natoma cemetery with Masonic graveside services.
After 13 Jan 1973 unknown paper Clarence Ivan Ekey
The Memorial Service of
Clarence Ivan Ekey
Clarence Ivan Ekey son of James and Mary Ekey was born May 27, 1899  near Lucas, Russell County, Kansas. He took his schooling in a country school rural  Plainville, Kansas.
Clarence was a custodian at the Codell School for about three years.
He was united in holy matrimony to Rena Farr on August 27, 1940. He was a father to his wife's two daughters  by a former marriage. Clarence was a pumper for the Cities Service Oil Company for several years, retiring in 1964.
He was active in the Natoma Masonic Lodge #390-, The Eastern Star, Mason Father of the Rainbow Girls, and an active member of the United Methodist Church and Men’s Club of Natoma.  Clarence took an active part in the civic affairs of the community.
He as been in ill health for  the past several months and under doctor’s care at the Hadley Regional Medical Center, Hays, Kansas where he passed on,  January 13,  1973 at the age of 73 years, 7 months, and 16 days. He is survived by his wife Rena  of the home, 1 step  daughter, Nicholson of Nevada, California, 2  step grand children, Mary Beth and Pat Pelzel of the home, Pelzel  of Coco, Florida, Linda  Sue Hinkson of Atlanta, Georgia, and Barbara Jo Reeves of Sharkes, Florida, 1 brother of hays, Kansas and 2 nieces and 5 nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.   Article provided by Doyle Ekey.

2  Sep  1971  Plainville  Times  William W. Glendening
William W. Glendening
, 87, died Thursday, August 26, 1971 at the Rooks County Nursing Home, He was a retired farmer who had lived at Codell all his life.
He is survived by two brothers, George of Codell and Verle of Fort Collins, Colo and one sister, Edna Williams of McPherson.
Funeral Services were held at 2 p. m., Saturday, August 28, at the Mosher Funeral Home, Burial was in the Shiloh Cemetery of Codell.   Article provided by Doyle Ekey.

15 Apr 1971 Plainville Times Zada Buchheister
Mrs. Zada Buchheister, 89, a lifetime resident of Rooks County died Wednesday, April 8 at the Plainville Rural Hospital.
Survivors include a son, George, Van Nuys, Calif.; five daughters, Mrs. La Vera Toelkes and Mrs. Nona Dutt of Plainville; Mrs. Erma Sitton, Ellis; Mrs. Alberta Keil, Great Bend; Mrs. Ina Hockett, Dallas, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Effie Collins, Plainville; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Services were held in the United Methodist Church at Plainville Saturday with burial in the Plainville cemetery.  Submitted by Doyle Ekey.

After 30 Nov 1970 unknown paper Emery S. Ekey
Emery Stuart Ekey, son of James F. and Mary A. (Austen) Ekey was born January 21, 1901 near Lucas in Russell County, Kansas and departed this life at Plainville, Rooks County, Kansas on November 30, 1970. In 1908 the family moved to Ellis county, where he spent his boyhood years. They later moved to Codell, Kansas. On March 31, 1926 he was united in marriage to Lura E. Overholser at Codell. He was active in farming in that community until moving to Plainville, Kansas in 1966. As an active member of the Codell Baptist church he served as its treasurer from 1929 until his death.
(41 years) . He was active in the community, holding township, school board and Farm Bureau offices. Enjoyment came to him in helping others, both family and friends. He was preceded in death by an infant son August 7, 1929. Survivors include his wife, Lura, of the home two sons and their wives Denzell and Sally Ekey of Topeka, Kansas Doyle and Ruby Ekey of Warrensburg, Missouri eight grandchildren, two brothers, R. E. Ekey of Hays, Kansas and Ekey of Natoma, Kansas and many other relatives and a host of friends.
Men are two kinds and he was the kind I’d like to be. Some preach their virtues and a few express their lives by what they do. That sort was he. No flowery phrase or glibly spoken words of praise won friends for him. He wasn’t cheap or shallow, but his course ran deep and it was pure! You know the kind, not many in a life you find, whose deeds outrun their words so far that more than what they seem they are. - Edgar A. Guest
Funeral services were held in the Codell Baptist church, Wednesday afternoon, December 2, 1970, with the Reverend Glenn R. Watson in charge. Burial was in Shiloh cemetery. Music was furnished by Miss Dena Keas and Mrs. Jim Benham accompanied by Mrs. Howard Hockett at the piano. Pallbearers were Laurence Hachmeister, Howard Hockett, Gordon Pywell, Gayle Richmond, Lee Smith and Ray Welch.
4 Dec 1970 Plainville Times Sec 2
Card of Thanks
We are truly grateful for the many expressions of sympathy extended to us since the passing of our loved one.   Mrs. Emery S. Ekey, B. Ekey and Family, Doyle G. Ekey and Family.   Article provided by
Doyle Ekey

7 May 1970 Plainville Times Marjorie Geraldine Buchheister
Marjorie Geraldine Buchheister
was born May 2, 1901, the daughter of Charles Ellhu Bellinger and Emma Lincoln  Reese Bellinger at Udall, Kansas, one of nine children born to this marriage. She attended the White City, Kansas high school and Park College at Parkville, Missouri. On June 24, 1928, she was married to to Lawrence E. Buchheister at White City, and to them two children were born. The couple lived for 38 years in Mahaska, Kansas until the moved to Belleville four years ago. Marjorie had taught in high school for five years, one year of which was in Plainville, and at the time of her death she was an active member of the United Presbyterian church of Belleville, and had had served for some years as  the Belleville Welcome Hostess. Marjorie died on April 27, 1970, after  68 years, 11 months and 25 days of life, lived to the glory of God and in loving concern for her fellowman. Surviving are her husband, Lawrence E. Buchheister; their son, Max of Rifle, Colorado; and their daughter, Mary Jo, (Mrs. E. L. Humphrey) of Denver, Colorado; and seven grandchildren also one brother, Dr. Willard R. Bellinger of Topeka, Kansas.The Lord gives and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord. Amen Article Provided by Doyle Ekey.

after 23 Jan 1969 Monte Vista Newspaper Emma Anderson
Died on Jan 1 in San Diego.  Cremation and ashes buried in Monte Vista Cemetery.  Born on Oct 17, 1892 in Plainville, KS.  Daughter of Hattie and Frederick Seefeld.  Husband, Jack, died in 1947  

16 May 1968 Hays Daily News Floyd L. Dougherty
Floyd L. Dougherty, 1801 Milner, died Wednesday in Kalispell, Mont., apparently of a heart attack.  He and his wife had been vacationing and were en route home when he was stricken.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church. Masonic and American Legion graveside services will be held at Mt. Allen Cemetery. Mall’s Mortuary Chapel has charge.
Survivors include his widow, Ruby; two sons, Delwin, Pratt; Sgt. Edgar, Riverside, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Elenor Swanson, Torrance, Calif.; Mrs. Hilda Goetz, Albany, Ore.; Mrs. Hilma Baur, Nebraska City, Neb.; 19 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren; three brothers, Lester, San Francisco, Calif.; Harvey, Plainville; Dale, Codell; four sisters, Mrs. Muriel Thurston, Hunter; Mrs. Eunice Pooly, Natoma; Mrs. Elsie Kleinschmidt, Plainville; Mrs. Ada Glick, Russell.
His first wife, Ethel, died in 1956.
A native of Natoma, he was 68.  Submitted by Doyle Ekey.

18 Apr 1968 Plainville Times Ora Collins
Ora Collins, a former resident of the Codell area, 79, died at a Colorado Springs hospital Friday, April 12. He had been ill the past year. For may years, Mr. and Mrs. Collins a cafe east of Plainville that was very popular for the home-cooked meals served there. Since moving to Colorado Springs in 1958, Mr. and Mrs. Collins have made frequent trips back to Plainville to visit friends and relatives.
Survivors include his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Thelma Beals of Hays and Althea Groom of Colorado Springs Five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday at the Chapel of Memories in Colorado Springs   Article provided by Doyle Ekey.

Aft 15 Dec 1967 Plainville Times Frank Hinkhouse
Frank Hinkhouse, born in Muscatine, IA, July 28, 1877, departed this life, December 15, 1967 at the age of 90 years, 4 months and 17 days.  When a small child he came with his parents, Harmon and Hannah to Kansas and lived in the Palco vicinity until his death.  He was united in marriage to Matilda Belisle November 2, 1900.  Preceding him in death were a daughter who died in infancy; a son, Milan, born February 28, 1912, died May 13, 1947; five sisters, Anna Morton of Orfino, NE, Mary Downey of Cambridge, NE, Celesta Herron of Franktown, CO, Roxie Rardin and Stella Elliott of Palco, KS; four brothers, Ben and Eddie of Palco, KS, Ray of Hill City, KS, and Roy of Scappoose, WA.  Survivors include his widow, Matilda; Florence Hinkhouse, daughter-in-law; a sister, Lottie Coddington, and several nieces and nephews.  The funeral mass was conducted by Father Kruse and Father Ernest Gallagher at St. Ann’s Church and interment was in St. Ann’s cemetery, Zurich.  Submitted by
Nancy Arseneau.

14 Sep 1967 The Clark County Clipper, Ashland, Clark County, Kansas  Lela Glendening
Lela Glendening Passes Away
Funeral services for Lela , 51, were held Sunday at 3:00 p. m. at Brown Funeral Chapel. Lela died Thursday.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, September 10, for Lela Glendening at Brown Mortuary Chapel Pastor Paul Hader officiating. Mrs. Walter Broadie was at the piano with Fellers singing “Rock of Ages” and “How Great Thou Art”.
Casket bearers were Elmer Fox, Oral Bilyeu, Glee Vannaman, Quilford Leslie, Elmo Johnson and Ray Simmons. Interment in Ashland Highland Cemetery Brown Mortuary in charge of the services.
Lela Glendening was born January 10, 1917 at Codell, Kansas. She was the daughter of  William W. and Mae Austin Glendening.
Lela attended school in Codell and in 1937 moved to California where she was employed as a factory worker for the next several years.
She came to Meade, about 1945 and had been employed since that time as bookkeeper and housekeeper for Zane.
She moved to Ashland in 1965. Following a lengthy illness, Lela passed from this earthly life on September 7, 1967 at the age of 50 years, seven months and 28 days.
Surviving her are: her father, William Glendening, Stockton, Kansas three half brothers, Emery Ekey Plainville, Kansas, Clarence Ekey, Natoma, Kansas and Ekey, Hays, Kansas.  Article provided by

24 Aug 1967 The Plainville Times Maurice Elmo Teasley
Maurice Elmo Teasley, son of Franklin and Minnie Teasley was born January 9, 1913  near Codell, Kansas and departed this live August 16, 1967 at Nampa, Idaho at the age of 54 years, 8 months and 6 days. At an early age he was united with the First Baptist church at Codell, Kansas. Maurice grew to manhood in the Palco community. He received his education in the Palco and Codell schools. He spent 44 months in the service of his country during World War II. He was married on March 3, 1944 to Lela Loreg at Birmingham, Alabama. In 1946 they moved to Nampa, Idaho where he was employed by the Pacific Fruit Express Company until ill health forced him to retire. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Carman’s Union. He is survived by his wife, Lela of the home one brother, of Bellflower, Calif., and a host of relatives and friends. He will be sadly missed by his loved ones.
I am home in heaven, dear ones
Oh, so happy and so bright—
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.
All the pain and grief is over,
Every restless, tossing passed,
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in heaven at last.

Funeral services were held at the Mosher Funeral Home in Plainville, Kans., Aug. 22, with the Rev. Joe Brumbaugh officiating. Interment was in the Plainville cemetery.
Card Of Thanks
We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to our friends and relatives for the many offerings and all expressions of sympathy at the time of the death of our loved one.   Mrs. Lela Teasley, Verlin Teasley.   Articles provided by Doyle Ekey.

aft 20 Nov 1966 Unknown Paper Owen Jesse Eisiminger
Owen Jesse Eisiminger, 53, of Waynesburg, RD 3, died suddenly at 1 P.M. Sunday, November 20, 1966, at his home. He was born February 4, 1913, in Whiteley Township to the late Thomas B. and Ella Fox Eisiminger. All of his life was spent in the Waynesburg area. For the past 27 years, he had been employed by the South Penn Telephone Co. He was a World War II veteran having served in Japan with the U.S. Army. He was a member of James Farrell Post 330, American Legion and the Waynesburg VFW Post. Surviving are his wife, Edna Phillips Eisiminger; a daughter Mrs. Rozella Shultz of Waynesburg, two sons, John D. of Plainville, Kansas and Donald L. of Waynesburg and six grandchildren. He was the last of his immediate family, three brothers are deceased. He was affiliated with the Methodist church.

21 Jul 1966 The Eskridge Independent, Eskridge, Waubaunsee County, Kansas Sarah T. Ogee
Mrs. Sarah T. Ogee who passed away last week in a nursing home at Wamego, was a woman who enjoyed and appreciated living in Eskridge. Coming to the community with her son, she chose to remain here long after her relatives had left, and only the need for care which was not available here caused her to consent to leaving town.   T. Ogee was born August 26, 1868, at Memphis, Tennessee, and passed away in Wamego, Kansas July 12, 1966 at the age of 97 years, 10 months and 16 days.   As a small child she moved with her parents to western Kansas (Rooks County) in a covered wagon. She lived in the Eskridge community 31 years and before that she was a resident of Topeka.   Mrs. Ogee was of the Baptist faith.   She was united in marriage to Henry Ogee in Topeka on July 3, 1885. To this union four children were born., She is preceded in death by her husband, a daughter, Myrtle and a son, Willie.
Mrs. Ogee is survived by two sons, E.(O) M. Ogee and Edward H. Ogee of Topeka two half sisters, Mrs. Clara Porterfield of Long Beach, California, and Mrs. Ada Louis of Dallas, Texas, one granddaughter a great granddaughter and a great great granddaughter.
Funeral services were held at the Austin Funeral Home in Eskridge. Rev. Gerald Halberd was the minister. Grace Loveland was organist and Lou Liter was soloist. The songs selected were “Going Down the Valley: and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”. Casket bearers were Martin, Luther Johnson, Barney Martin, E., A. Peterson, Lucky, and W. R. Logan. Interment was made in Memorial Park Cemetery in Topeka.    Article  provided  by  Doyle  Ekey.

17 Feb 1966 Rooks County Record Ada Hughes
Stockton lost one of its finest women Friday evening at Hadley Hospital in Hays when death came to Mrs. Ada Hughes, widow of the W. F. Hughes, wo preceded her in death in 1957. Mrs. Hughes had not been in good health for a number of years and had undergone surgery at various times. She had been hospitalized about 3 1/2 months previous to her death but had remained in good spirits and was most appreciative of everything which was done for her. She was 66 years of age.
Ada had made her home in Stockton since 1939 and during that time had identifies herself with many of the worthwhile activities of the community. She was a member of the Twentieth Century Club and had been actively participating with the Federation of Women’s Club, having served as president of the Sixth District Federation. She had also been active in Republican Women's Clubs and among local civic duties was a long term of services as a member of the community United Fund committee. She was also a member of the P.E.O.  Sisterhood, and the Congregational church of which she had served as treasurer for a good many years. Before coming to Stockton, she had been employed in the bankruptcy department of the Kansas State Banking Commission at Topeka.
Survivors include her sister, Mrs. Ella Mae Wallace of Dodge City; 2 stepsons, Larry Hughes of Tucson, Ariz., and Everett Hughes of Stockton and 2 nieces, Mrs. Louise Wetzel of Albuquerque, N. M., and Mrs. Connie Dawe of Denver, Colorado.
Funeral services were held at the Smith Memorial Chapel on Monday afternoon with Rev. O. T. Meador, the  officiating clergyman, and burial was in the Stockton cemetery.  Submitted by
Doyle Ekey

21 Oct 1965 Plainville Times Mrs. Vernon Overholser
Word was received last week of the death of Mrs Vernon (Agnes) Overholser   Mrs. Overholser died last Monday evening in Nampa, Idaho, at the age of 69.   She was raised in the Palco community and after her marriage lived in Codell and Natoma area before moving to Nampa  in 1936.
Survivors include the husband, Vernon one son, four daughters and ten grandchildren. Overholser was a sister-in-law of Mrs. Emery Ekey of Codell, Mrs. V. A. Perkins of Plainville, and Overholser of Salina.   Article provided by Doyle Ekey.

20 May 1965 Plainville Times W. T. Weaverling
Dies in California
William T. Weaverling, former Codell resident, died Friday, May 14 in Ojai, California, at the age of 91 years. Surviving relatives are two daughters, Vera Bartels of Ventura, California, and Mrs. Ethel Wise of Hays six sons, of Mankato, Kansas, Virgil of Wheatridge, Colorado, Bert of Olivehurst, California, Olen of Santa Maria, California, of Ojai, California, and Earl of Ventura California.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mosher’s Funeral Home with Randall Reeves in charge. There will be Masonic graveside services. Burial will be in the Plainville cemetery.   Article provided by
Doyle Ekey

25 Mar 1965 Plainville Times Theodore J. Loreg
Theodore J. Loreg died at the Plainville Rural hospital Sunday, March 21 at the age of 73. A retired farmer. Mr. Loreg had lived in the Plainville area most of his life.
He is survived by his wife, Elsie, of the home and five daughters;
Mrs. Eula Grace Boyer, Mrs. Beulah May Shubert of Plainville; Mrs. Lela Lois Teasley, Nampa, Idaho; Mrs. Betty Lorene Reed of Great Bend, and Mrs. Virginia L. Hageman, of Cambridge, Nebr.; two brothers, Mike of Plainville, and John of Paradise, and 9 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:00 at the Plainville Methodist church with Rev. R. J. Gotschall officiating. Burial will be in the Plainville Cemetery.  Submitted by Doyle Ekey.

23 Apr 1964 Plainville Times Rachel Elizabeth Shumard Groom
Rachel Elizabeth Shumard Groom
died at age 95 at the home of her daughter Edna Fike.  Married 63 years when her husband (William Grant Groom) died in 1948.  She lived on the same farm where she came as a bride until five years ago when she went to Iola to live with her daughter Edna.   Article submitted by Doyle Ekey.

Byron H. Avery, died 7/15/1963, born Sept 16,1890 Woodston KS, WW1  Buried Hot Springs National Cemetery, Fall River Co., South Dakota. (Also known as the Battle Mountain National Cemetery.)

aft 10 May 1963 Unknown paper Helen M. Amos
Miss Helen M. Amos, 40, of Marietta, Route 1, died Friday morning, May 10, 1963, at 1:30 o’clock in Marietta Memorial Hospital after a long illness.  She was born in New Matamoras October 25, 1922, a daughter of Oscar Amos and the late Millie Hall Amos.  She spent most of her life in New Matamoras.
In addition to her father she is survived by her step-mother, Stella Amos; one brother, Robert Amos, of Plainville, Kansas, and several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock, at the Corum Funeral Home, in New Matamoras.  Interment was in the New Matamoras Cemetery.

21 Nov 1961 Norton Daily Telegram Harry Woodall Alfonso Edson
Harry W. Edson, 84, resident of Norton for many years until moving to Stillwater, Okla., seven years ago, died Monday at 1 a.m. at Stillwater.  Edson had suffered a stroke on Oct. 3. He was residing with his daughter, Mrs. George (Lois) Nelson of Stillwater. Other survivors include a niece, Mrs. Velma Garton of Norton, three grandchildren, a sister Mrs. Grace Siden of Eaglesville, Mo., and a brother Harve Edson of Ft Collins, Colo.
Funeral services will be at the Scott- Brantley Funeral Home here Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Ray Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Norton cemetery.
Edson was born Nov. 18, 1877, in Harrison county, Mo., the son of Isaac and Maggy Edson, and came to Stockton at he age of four. He was married at Stockton, Nov. 26, 1902, to Onah LaRue. A few years after their marriage, the couple moved to Norton where he lived until seven years ago.
Edson was a painter and paperhanger here for many years. He was a member of the Church of God.
He was predeceased by his parents, his wife, one son, Omar Dale who died in infancy, three brothers, Oren, Newton and Bert and one sister, Carry Alford.  Submitted by Doyle Ekey.

26 Oct 1961 Christian County Republican Harry E. Jones
Funeral services for Harry E. Jones, 72, a retired farmer of the Ozark community who died Friday in the Veterans Hospital at Fayetteville, Ark. were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Chaffin Chapel. Burial was in National Cemetery in Springfield. He was a member of the Methodist Church, a veteran of World War I, and a member of the VFW. Survivors are his wife, Lula; and three sisters, Mrs. Laura Richardson of 736 West Walnut in Springfield, Mrs. Opal Van Dyke of Kansas City and Mrs. Nellie Morrisey of Woodston, Kan.

23 Feb 1961 Natoma-Luray Independent, Natoma, Osborne Co. Kansas, p 5   Mary A. Glendening
Mary Amelia, daughter of Samuel L. and Harriett J Austen, was born July 3 1877 at Des Moines, Iowa and passed away February 16, 1961 at the home of her son Ekey in Natoma, Kansas Her age at the time of passing was 83 years, seven months and thirteen days.
While in infancy, she moved with her parents to Russell county, Kansas. At the age of 15 years, she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Baptist church, remaining a faithful member during her life time.
She was united in marriage to James F. Ekey at Lucas, Kansas on Feb. 19 1895. To this union were born three sons R. E. Ekey of Hays and Clarence I. and Emery S. Ekey of Natoma. Later she was married to Will Glendening of Codell and to this union were born two children, M. Glendening of Meade, and who passed away in Infancy.
Preceding her in death besides her son were her father and mother, one sister and two brothers. Survivors include her three sons and one daughter, nine grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, one sister Clara Tilton of Collyer, several nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, Feb. 18 from the Codell Baptist church with the Rev. Don Tilley officiating and Pohlman's Funeral Service in Charge. Interment was in the Lucas Cemetery.    Article  provided  by  Doyle Ekey.

aft 16 Jul 1960 Unknown Paper Leonard Arthur Giggey
Leonard Arthur Giggey, 59, 403 Sherman, Wichita, died in the St. Francis hospital there Saturday morning, July 16, 1960. He was a maintenance oiler at the Cessna Aircraft Co.  Mr. Giggey was born November 19, 1900 in Plainville, Kansas, the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Giggey. He had been a resident of Wichita since going there from Camp Barkley, Texas in 1943. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Methodist Church at Plainville.  He was married to Jane Wineland Overholser in Salina, February 4, 1943.
Survivors include his wife of the home in Wichita, one son Kenneth of San Louis Obispo, Calif, his parents Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Giggey of Plainville and one sister Mrs. Wilma Atherson of the home, also his mother-in-law Mrs. Mary Wineland of Natoma, several nieces and nephews. One sister Mrs. Delpha Burrs preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held in Wichita Monday afternoon, July 18 and graveside services and burial were in the Plainville Cemetery Tuesday afternoon, July 19. Pall bearers were Clarence Mayhew, Bernard Hayes, F. a. Burkholder, B. C. Bailey, Leslie Mayhew and Don Wise.

Mineral County Death Index Frank L. Kramer
Male born 8 Apr 1890 Plainville, Kansas died 7 Mar 1960 Reno, Washoe Co., Nevada buried Hawthorne Cemetery

17 Mar 1960 Plainville Times Albert Elmer Buchheister
Albert Elmer Buchheister, son of John and Alice Buchheister was  born October 12, 1883, at Early, Iowa, and passed away on March 11, 1960 at the age of 76 years, 4 months and 28 days. Mr. Buchheister’s mother passed away when he was a very small child and he moved with his father to Kansas residing on a farm three miles north and one half east of Plainville.
On July 30, 1905 he was united in marriage to Zada Eleanor Wilson. To this union seven children were born, one child died in infancy. Mr. Buchheister moved his family to Plainville in 1918 and in 1922 began employment with the Union Pacific Railroad Co. He worked for the railroad in various capacities until his retirement in 1948. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Zada Eleanor Buchheister of the home, Mrs. Erma Sitton of Ellis, Mrs. La Vera Toelkes and Mrs. Nona Dutt of Plainville, Mrs. Ina Hockett of Clyde, Mrs. Alberta Keil of Great Bend, and one son George Albert of Reseda, Calif.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in Mosher Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dean E. Gleason, pastor of the Methodist church officiating.
Pallbearers were Walter O’Brien, LeRoy Harrison, Keith Harrison, John Johnson, Morris Veverka and Francis Collins. Interment was in the Plainville cemetery.  Submitted by Doyle Ekey.

22 Oct 1959 Plainville Times Mrs. W. T. Weaverling
Mrs. W. T. Weaverling Dies Codell Pioneer
Mrs. W. T. Weaverling, 80 died Sunday night at her home near Codell after an illness of several years. A daughter of Rooks county pioneers, she had lived her entire life in the Codell community.
Mrs. Weaverling and her husband observed their 63rd wedding anniversary last march. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a life long member of the Codell Baptist church.
Survivors are her husband, two daughters, Ethel Wise, Codell and Bartels, Ventura, California six sons, Virgil, Wheatridge, Colorado Earl, Ventura, California Willard, Ojai, California, Bert, Olivehurst, California, Santa Ana, California, and Mankato, Kansas two brothers, Emory Winters, Englewood, Colorado, and Willard Winters, Plainville, and two sisters, Mrs. U.  S. Green, Plainville and Mrs. Dora Williams, Mesa, Arizona. Also surviving are 30 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Weaverling was predeceased by two sons, Herb and Lester.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Codell Baptist church. The Rev. Charles Priddy officiated. Interment was in the Plainville cemetery. The Mosher funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.   Article provided by Doyle Ekey.

18 Mar 1959 Rice Lake Chronotype (Barton Co., WI.) Mrs. Addie Dessaire Frye Robarge
Mrs. Addie Robarge, 86, daughter of a pioneer Barron county family, died at a Rice Lake hospital on Friday, March 13, after a lingering illness. Funeral services were held Monday, from St. Joseph's Catholic church with Rev. Arthur Weber officiating and burial was made beside her husband in the church cemetery. Mrs. Robarge was born on Jan. 21, 1873, in Rice Lake. She is survived by four sons, Henry Frye of Omaha, Neb., Wilmer Frye of Kenyon, Minn., Floyd Frye of Rice Lake, Orville Robarge of Minneapolis; three daughters, Mrs. Lenabelle Proust of Minneapolis; Mrs. Melvina Amans of Rice Lake; Mrs. Cleora Baumberger of Rice Lake; two step children, Mrs. Arthur Raebiene and John Robarge of Duluth; one sister, Mrs. Louise Burton of Damar, Kan.; one brother, Louis Dessaire of Damar, Kan.; 30 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren.  
Kent Robarge

16 Oct 1958 The Plainville Times Tulia Belle Overholser
Tulia B. Overholser--Tulia Belle, only child of Alonzo and Elizabeth (Shumard) Edson, was  born December 15th, 1872 at Bethany, Mo., and passed away at the Plainville Rural hospital October 9, 1958 at  the age of 85 years, 9 months and 23 days. The family pioneered in Kansas when she was quite young, taking a homestead and timber claim 4 miles north of Plainville. The remainder of her lifetime was spent in Rooks county, with the exception of the first winter, when they returned to Bethany because they had not raised an adequate food supply. They came back to Kansas in the spring. In full bloom of young womanhood, she was united in marriage to William A. Drake, on December 25, 1887. Sorrow came early in her life, as her husband was taken by death in August, 1888, seven months before the birth of their baby daughter, Minnie Ellen Her courage and determination to support herself and child brought her in contact with all phases of life. She assisted at births, through illnesses and deaths, serving in any way when needed. On August 20, 1890 , she and W. J. Overholser were joined in holy matrimony, sharing 43 years of life together, overcoming the hardships of early times and enjoying more prosperous years later on. To this union nine children were born, five boys and 4 girls. Six of her children preceded her in death: Jesse, Roy, and another son all dying in infancy and three daughters, Effie, in April 1917 Mrs. Minnie Teasley in February 1920,  and Cora Reed in January 1944 Surviving are two sons and two daughters. They are Vernon Overholser of Nampa, Idaho and Verda Simpson, Raymond Overholser, and Lura Ekey, all of this community. Fifteen grandchildren and twenty-six great-grandchildren were a source of great pleasure and enjoyment to her. Soon after her marriage, she accepted Jesus as her saviour, and united with the Codell Baptist church, where she remained member until her death. She served in the primary department of the Sunday school, and was a charter member of the Women’s Missionary Circle. She was also an active member of the Rebekah lodge at Codell. Following the death of her husband in February, 1934, she continued to live on the farm until May, 1950, at which time she moved to Plainville and maintained her own home until February of this year. Because of failing health, she was cared for in the homes of her children until she was admitted to the hospital May 14, following a hip fracture, the complications causing her death after five months of hospitalization. Idleness had no place in Mrs. Overholser’s life. She spent hours quilting and doing other fine needlework. She loved Nature and enjoyed traveling, but was most happy when serving her family and friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, October 11 in the Codell Baptist church with the Rev. Charles Priddy in charge. Grandsons serving as pallbearers were Elwyn Teasley, Denzell Ekey, Eldon Reed and Edwin, and Allen Simpson. Music was furnished by H. O. Darland, Karen Houser, and Rodney Hockett accompanied by Mrs. Howard Hockett at the piano. Burial was in the family plot in Shiloh cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Mosher Funeral Home.
Card of Thanks
The family of Tulia B. Overholser wish to express their sincere appreciation to all their friends, neighbors and relatives for the many courtesies during her illness and for the flowers, food and other expressions of sympathy in the time of bereavement.      Article provided by Doyle Ekey.

After 27 Aug 1958 Rooks County Record Everett Van Horn Died in Kansas City
Word came to Stockton Wednesday afternoon of the death of Everett Van Horn   which had occurred at the Kansas University Medical Center, shortly after noon.   His many friends were saddened but not surprised as it had been known for the past ten days that he was suffering from an incurable disease with death imminent.   Everett, who was 54 years of age, had seemingly been in good health until about six weeks ago when a back condition sent him to the hospital.   After surgery, he seemed to be recovering   when it was discovered that is condition was critical.   Everett had spent most of his life in this community and his never failing food humor and many helpful acts extended to friends and acquaintances had made him popular with young and old.   At the time of his illness, Everett was serving as night watchman for the city and at one time he had been one of the county's best sheriffs.
Survivors include his wife, a daughter, Wanda Sammons of Concordia, and a son, Farrell, of Independence, Mo.   He also leaves several grandchildren, two half-brothers, Ralph Reeder and Ray Reeder and a half-sister, Myrtle Reeder.   His brother, Forrest Van Horn, died only two months ago and a half sister, Minnie Hazen, also preceded him in death.
Funeral services had not yet been arranged as the Record when to press.   See next article.

After 27 Aug 1958 unknown paper Everett Van Horn Dies, Policeman at Stockton
Everett D. Van Horn, 54, a member of the Stockton police department the past six years and a former Rooks county sheriff died Wednesday at the K. U. Medical Center, Kansas City, after a short illness.   He was a prominent member of the Stockton community and leaves many friends and associates to morn his passing.
Surviving are his wife, Vivian, of the home one son, Farrel, of Independence, Mo., and a daughter, Mrs. Wanda Sammons, of Concordia.   There are three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Smith Memorial chapel in Stockton.   The Clifford Hauxwell of the Christian church will officiate.   Burial will in the Stockton Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Smith Memorial chapel until the time of services.   See next article.

4 Sep 1958 unknown paper Everett D. Van Horn
Everett D. Van Horn, son of and Lulu Van Horn, was born in Greenfield Township in Rooks County, Kansas on march 8, 1904, and passed away at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, on August 27, 1958.   His age at the time of his death was 54 years, 5 months and 19 days.
He received his education in a rural elementary school and the Stockton high school.   He became a Christian shortly before his marriage to Miss Vivian Elizabeth Foster on June 14, 1925.   To this union, one daughter, Wanda Mae, and a son, were born.
Except for 1 1/2 years in California and 1 1/2 years in Michigan, Everett lived his entire lifetime in or near Stockton.   He was engaged in farming until 1941 when he was elected sheriff of Rooks County.   He served in this capacity until 1945 when he was employed by Eckart's Home & Auto Supply, where he worked for 7 years.   In September, 1952, he became Assistant Chief of Police of Stockton.   He served faithfully in this office until the time of his death.
Preceding him in death were his parents one brother, Forrest and two half-sisters, Alpha Stanley, and Minnie Hazen.
Those who remain to mourn his passing include his wife, Vivian one daughter, Mrs. Dee Sammon of Concordia his son, Farrell, of Independence, Mo. two half-brothers, Reeder of Plainville, and Ray Reeder, of Naponee, Neb. two half-sisters, Waterman, of Northville, South Dakota, and Myrtle M. Reeder, of Los Angeles, Calif. three grandchildren, Judy, Patty, and Van Sammons, of Concordia and a great number of other relative and friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Smith Memorial Chapel, with Clifford Hauxwell, presiding, and burial was in the Stockton Cemetery with the Stockton Odd Fellows Lodge presiding..

Card of Thanks
We wish to thank our many friends and relatives for the kindness and words of sympathy at the time of sorrow, in the death of our beloved husband and father.   Words cannot express our gratitude for the many comforting prayers offered in our behalf during his illness and death.   Also for the many beautiful floral offerings given in his memory.   God Bless you all.--Mrs. Everett Van Horn, Mr. and Mrs. Farrell Van Horn and
Mr. and Mrs. Dee Sammons

aft 23 Jul  1958 Sarah Lucinda Altman
Sarah Lucinda Altman (H029, by G007) was born 28 Mar 1870 near Sigourney, Keokuk Co., IA. Sarah came from Iowa to Phillips Co., Kansas with her family in 1885.
Sarah married Milton Koons on 17 June 1888 near Kirwin, Phillips Co., KS. Milton was born 22 Aug 1865 in Louisa Co., near Conesville and Gladwin, Muscatine Co., IA, the son of Alfred Koons and Matilda Glaspy. Milton moved with his father to Kirwin, Phillips Co., Kansas in 1873, after his mother had died.
Milton was previously married to Arawilda Maternahrer [or Untermaker] on 23 May 1885 at Phillipsburg, Phillips Co., KS. Arawilda was born in 1866/7. She may have died of pneumonia.
On 23 July 1887 Milton’s father, Alfred, deeded him 40 acres (in E½, SE¼, 2-5-17) in Bow Creek Township, Phillips Co., KS. In 1900 Milton lived in Bow Creek Township, Phillips County, KS; living with him were his father Alfred and brother George. In 1910 Milton lived in Rooks County with his wife and all eleven children. In 1920 Milton lived in Phillips County, KS; at home were his wife and children Elmer, Samuel, George, Jesse, Arizona, and Orville. He moved to Woodston, KS is 1933.
Milton died after a seven months illness on 3 July 1948 in Woodston, Rooks Co., KS. His death certificate lists the cause as "drowned in a rain water barrel," by "suicide." The local newspaper suggested, "He had been in the habit of dipping water from the barrel, and he was quite lame, he may have fallen or he may have become dizzy as he stooped over." He was buried in Bow Creek Cemetery, Bow Creek Twp., Phillips Co., KS.
Sarah died 23 July 1958 at the hospital in Plainville, KS and was buried in Bow Creek Cemetery, Phillips County.  
See Kenneth Frank Doig's Home Page.

June 12, 1958 unknown paper F. B. Van Horn Dies Suddenly
The sudden death of F. B. (Frosty) Van Horn Friday evening at about 9:30 at Hunter, came as a shock to the entire community as well as to his immediate family.   His death was attributed to a heart attack, suffered while at work for the Big Chief Construction Co. of Hutchinson, as he was assisting with the erection of Quonset grain storage bins.   He was pronounced dead on arrival of a physician.   was 55 years of age and had lived all his life in this community, where he was born, with the exception of about four years spent in Detroit, Mich.   For many years, he was the bulk agent for the Co Op Oil Co. in Stockton and made many friends over a wide area during that period.   He was of an inventive nature and perfected a piece of spraying equipment which was in wide use in this area.   People liked Frosty and his death will be keenly felt.   Surviving are: his wife, Veda one son, Dale of San Carlos, Calif. three daughters, Dorothea Riffel of Minneapolis, Minn., Joan Owens of Windsor, Mo., and Korb of Stockton a brother of Stockton two half-sisters, Blanche Waterman of Northville, S. D. and Reeder of Los Angeles, Calif. two half-brothers, Ralph Reeder of Plainville, and Ray Reeder of Naponee, Neb. also several grandchildren.   Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Smith Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Glenn Palmer officiating, and burial was in the Stockton Cemetery. Article provided by VanHorn Family.

After 22 Oct 1957 unknown paper Sherman Dwight Hazen
In Memoriam:   Dwight Hazen, son of Ira and Minnie Reed Hazen, was born November 29, 1908 in Stockton, Kansas and died October 22, 1957, in Kansas City, Mo.   He grew up in Stockton where he was graduated from high school and later operated a filling station.   He moved to Plainville in 1930 to take over work as a jobber for Phillips Petroleum Company.   On November 9, 1932, he was united in marriage to Johanna Westhusin.   To this union two children were born, Patricia Joan and Donald Dwight.   For the past seventeen yeas he owned and operated the Hazen Oil Company.   He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and a director of the Rooks County Savings Association.   He liked people and had a rare faculty for making friends where ever he went.   He was predeceased by his mother.   In addition to his wife, daughter and son, he is survived by his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Hazen of Stockton, one brother, Duane, also of Stockton and three sisters, Mrs. Ward Hayes of Palco, Mrs. Les Headley of Salina, and Mary Ruth Young, a civil service employee in Korea.   Funeral services were held Friday morning in Sacred Heart church with the Rev. John Moeder officiating.   Pallbearers were Bert Taylor, Howard Mayhew, Donovan Williams, Forrest J. Westhusin, Harry Moos and Alvin Schrandt.   Interment was in Sacred Heart Cemetery.   Arrangements were in charge of the Mosher Funeral Home.

after 17 Nov 1956 unknown paper Clarence L. Heatherington
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 17, 1956 at lola Evangelical  United Brethren church for Rev. C. L Heatherington, former pastor here, who passed away at his home in lola on November l4. Ministers conducting the services were Dr. Earl R. Ford, Dr. Donavan W. Smith, Rev Lyle B. Rose, and Rev. Merwin R. Kurtz. Mrs. J. W. Ireland, Weldon Douglas, Charles Kellogg, and a male quartet of lola sang selections for the memorial services. Internment was made at the Highland Cemetery at Iola.
Clarence Linder Heatherington, second in a family of six children, was born to Henry and Mattie Heatherington on August 20, 1883 at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, and passed to his eternal reward last Wednesday evening, November 14, 1956, having reached the age of 73 years.  After completing elementary and secondary schools of education he enrolled as a student in our denominational church school, Campbell college, at Holton, Kansas. Rev. Heatherington's home church, in the days of his youth, was the Prairie Gem church located between Norton and Lenora, Kansas. He was converted to the Christian Faith under the ministry of Dr. C. 0. Main. He was himself soon called to preach the Gospel of our Lord as his life work. The Athol church granted him a Quarterly Conference License to preach in the year 1920. His Annual Conference License was granted in 1921, and in the year 1924 he was ordained as an Elder in the Active Itinerancy of our church at the Annual Conference Session held at Concordia, Kansas, with Bishop C. J. Kephart officiating.
On April 29 ,1915, Mr. Heatherington was united in marriage with Nora Beulah Scott, of Athol Kansas. To this union were born five children: Regina, Scott, Eugene and Morris, and a son who died in infancy.
Rev. Heatherington began his ministry in Woodston, Kansas on January 20 where he served for a period of six years. Subsequent pastorates in his continuing ministry were the following: McCracken, 2 years; Lawrence, 7 years; Iola, 9 years; Mullinville, 5 years; and Maize, 1 year. At the Annual conference held last May, 1956, at Wichita, he took Retired Relations from the active ministry, moving to Iola to make his home at 305 W. Jackson. Due to a shortage ministers he has been serving at Jeddo and the Golden Valley  churches during the present year.  During the course of his ministry in the conference, Rev. Heatherington has served in a number of capacities as leader and promoter in Kingdom programs.  Among such are the following: in 1920, president of the conference Laymen's Movement; from 1922 to 1924, president of Christian Endeavor in the conference; from 1946 to 1050: Executive Secretary of Evangelism work in the conference; a number of years as District Leader and Director; for 22 years he was a member of the Conference Male Quartet, singing the tenor; he was a strong exponent of the Visitation Program of Evangelism, helping as Guest Leader in a number of local churches over the conference, and also was a real enthusiast for the God's Acres program in the rural areas.  While serving the Mullinville church, he led in the construction of a fine church edifice, valued at $140,000.00, using in part, the God's Acre Plan for financing the project. This building stands today as one of the crowning acts of his long and faithful ministry in the service of the One who he loved and whom he served so well across the years. But more than that, he will be remembered and respected by the large number of souls which he won and lead to Christ and into fellowship of the church which he loved deeply.  Mr. Heatherington was a splendid churchman, a real gentleman, a faithful minister of Christ, a loving husband and father and grandfather, a true friend, and as one of God's under-shepherds, held in high esteem in the hearts of those who followed his able leadership.
Among those who survive him are the following relatives: his wife of the home in Iola; his four children, Regina of Greensburg, Kansas, Scott of Medford, Oregon, Eugene of Seattle Washington, Morris of Wichita, Kansas; one brother, Omar, of Riverton, Wyoming; two sisters, Mrs. Roy McAllister, Clayton, Kansas and Mrs. S. H. Cramer, Rawlins, Wyoming; ten grand-children; other relatives and a host of friends.

19 Apr 1956 Galesburg Register Mail Homer Doughty
This community was saddened and shocked last Thursday when word came of the sudden death of Homer Doughty, which occurred about ten miles from Logan (Phillips Co., KS) on a country road.  His death was the result of a heart attack which he suffered while driving a truck for the Stockton Granite Works.  Harry Griffin, manager of the business, was following behind the truck in his station wagon.  He noticed the truck was weaving and speeded up to see what was the matter, but the other vehicle took to the ditch before Harry reached it, and Homer was dead when first examined.  He was 56 yrs. of age and spent his entire life in Rooks County (KS).  He was a graduate of the first class of the Webster High School and a veteran of World War I.   For many years Homer lived on a farm which was acquired a few years ago for the Webster dam project.  He then moved to a farm northwest of Stockton (Rooks Co., KS)  He was a good citizen in every way and was active in many phases of community life which were for the betterment of the people.
Surviving are his wife, Sarah, and three step-daughters and their families.
Funeral services were held at the Smith Memorial Chapel in Stockton Monday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. Glen Palmer of Stockton and Rev. F. M. Bishop of Woodston (Rooks Co., KS).  Burial was in the Webster addition of the Stockton Cemetery.  Submitted by Carol Lee Smith .

24 Feb 1956 Hays Daily News Ethel Ardna Dougherty
Funeral services for Mrs. Floyd Dougherty who died Tuesday night were this afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Baptist church, the Rev. Mr. Edwin L. Brown having been in charge.
Miss Virgie Binder, Miss Cecile Houston, John Mall, Charles Beltz and Larry Heitschmidt, accompanied by Mrs. Brown at the organ, sang.
Mrs. Dougherty who was Ethel Ardna Edson before her marriage, was born in Rooks county, Kansas, having married Mr. Dougherty of Codell in 1923. Their home was on a farm near Codell until 1942 when Mr. and Mrs. Dougherty moved to Hays, making their home at 1801 Milner.
She was an active member of the Baptist church where she was vice-president of the Women’s Mission Society, secretary of the church school and was serving as hostess at a monthly of the H.O.A. class at the time of her death.
She is survived by Mr. Dougherty and five children; Delwin L. Dougherty, Hays; Mrs. Hilda Goetz, Hays; Mrs. Hilma Bauer, Esbon; Mrs. Eleanor Swanson, Lawndale, Calif., and Edgar L. Dougherty, serving in the air force at Denver. A brother, Orville Edson of Plainville and a sister, Mrs. John O’Connor of Alton, also survive. There are sixteen grandchildren.
Pallbearers were George Binder, Kenneth Converse, Ce. E. Cook, W. D. Bradshaw, J. P. Van Doren Sr. and Alonzo Brumitt.
Burial was in Mount Allen cemetery.  Submitted by Doyle Ekey.

24 Sep 1954 Unknown Newspaper Sherman Whiite Carlely
Sherman Carley, 86, a pioneer of the Codell and Natoma communities and a resident of Hays for eight, died late Thursday afternoon after having been in failing health for a number of years.
Surviving are the widow and five children: Mrs. Cora Hoagland of Hays; Mrs. Violet Simon of Longmont, Colo.; Mrs. Nellie Simon of Studley; Raymond Carley of Clay Center, Nebraska, and Guy Carley of Jennings, Kansas.
Funeral services will be Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Baptist church and there will be Masonic graveside services at Mount Allen cemetery. The body will be at the Morford chapel until the funeral hour.
Mr. Carley had been a farmer all his life until his retirement because of failing health ten years ago. Previous to his coming to Western Kansas from Pottawattamie county forty-five years ago Mr. Carley had been a builder of bridges, many of which are still in use today. For many years he was township trustee and a member of the school board at Codell.
There are 65 living children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, there having been but one death in the Carley family.

Funeral services were Sunday afternoon in the Hays First Baptist Church for Sherman Carley, 86, a pioneer of the Codell and Natoma communities.  Pallbearers, all grandsons, were Roger Carley, Jim Carley, Edwin Simon, Delmer Simon, Virgil Simon, Dwaine Perkins, Lonnie Perkins, James Perkins and David Perkins.  The Natoma Masonic lodge conducted graveside services in Mount Allen cemetery. Mr. Carley died Thursday afternoon following a long illness.

Sherman Carley, son of Thomas Carley and Rachel White Carley was born in Grant County, Wisconsin August 22, 1868 and passed away at Hays, Kansas September 23, 1954 at 6:00 p. m. He had been failing this summer, entered the Hadley hospital August 20, he was operated on and had cancer which he suffered severely. He was a patient sufferer. His hand in God's meant much to him in his illness, his prayer was to pass on from such pain which God heard and answered. He quietly passed on to be with the Lord at his home.
He is the last of a family of four brothers, one sister, eight half brothers and sisters. His father passed away when Sherm was young. His mother lived to be past 99 years of age. He began working his own way at the age of nine herding sheep and going to school.   He was married to Anna Elizabeth Henry February 15, 1893. They worked together for 61 years. They made their home in Pottawattamie county, Kansas until 1910. He came to Rooks county to regain his health where they farmed near Codell and Natoma until 72 years old when he lost his health.  They grew up with Kansas, helping build bridges in Pottawattamie county, operated and owned a horse power thresher for several years. He weathered depression, trials, tornadoes, material disappointments with a spirit of thankfulness and a determination to go ahead. He was active in his community on township boards, school boards for 21 years, church treasurer,(rest of obituary missing)

Sherman Carley, 86, a pioneer of the Codell and Natoma communities, passed away Thursday in Hays after a long illness. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Baptist church in Hays and graveside services were conducted by the Codell Masonic lodge.
Mr. Carley is survived by his widow, three daughters and two sons, Mrs. Cora Hoagland of Hays, Mrs. Nellie Simon of Studley, Mrs. Violet Simon of Longmont, Colorado, Guy of Jennings and Richmond of Clay Center, Nebraska.

Mrs. C. W. Bowland of Knobnoster, Mo., is a guest at the home of her sister, Mrs. Glenn Gill and family and her brother Lee Carley and family. Mrs. Bowland attended the funeral other uncle, Sherman Carley on Sunday, and will attend the funeral of Emil Mickelson Thursday at Ellis.  (Note: were parents of Cora Carley Hoagland. Her father was 1/2 uncle Mrs. Carley and Mrs. Emil Mickelson sisters.  The Carleys of Roy Carley.)

Aft 17 Feb 1953 Unknown Paper Nell L. Auld Tate
Nell Auld was born February 25, 1885 to William and Susan Auld, at Codell, Kansas. A heart attack claimed her life early Tuesday morning, February 17, (1953) at her home in Luray. On October 3, 1918 she was united in marriage to Dave Tate of Luray, where they have since continuously made their home. She had served as cook in the Joy Cafe for several years. Mr. and Mrs. Tate leased the cafe for a time, later purchasing it and operating until August of last year when ill health of Mrs. Tate forced them to retire from the business. Mrs. Tate is survived by her husband, Dave Tate, and two children by a former marriage to Walter Chrisler, Dana Chrisler of Natoma and Mrs. Mary Cherry of Luray. One brother, George Auld of Urbana, Illinois; one grandson, Lyle Cherry; three cousins, Everett Lamb, Mrs. Ethel Nelson and Mrs. Lottie Rolfe, all of Codell. Her parents and two sisters and two brothers preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock from the Methodist church in Luray with the pastor, Rev. George Norcross conducting the rites. Burial will be in the Luray Cemetery.

After 24 April 1952 unknown paper William Alexander Barry was born in Noble County, Ohio, October 27, 1859. He was the seventh of eight children born to the union of ROBERT BARRY and STEWARD. ROBERT BARRY served with the Union Army during the Civil War and the family responsibility was left with the mother and her small children. Many were the hardships suffered by this family as they tried to make a living on a small Ohio farm, without the help of father and husband. The family moved from Ohio to Indiana, then to Iowa in 1877. Later, the family followed the westward movement and moved to Downs, Kansas in 1884, where W. A. BARRY became associated in business with his brothers, and GEORGE. Most of the descendants of JACOB BARRY reside in the vicinity of Downs, Kansas.
On January 2, 1902, W. A. BARRY of Downs, Kansas, and JANE KING of Turkville, Kansas, were united in marriage. They established their home in Downs where a son, WILLIAM EARL, was born. Subsequently, they moved to Turkville and later to Codell, where a daughter, ELIZABETH was born. For 25 years, MR. operated a hardware store in Codell and the family occupied a prominent place in the life of the community.
MRS. BARRY passed away on April 19, 1936. MR. BARRY continued his business for eight years and then sold his Codell property on May 24, 1944. After 33 years in business in Codell he went to live with his daughter, FLORENCE, for a few years. On June 1, 1947, he moved to the Baptist Sunset Home in Concordia, Kansas, where he lived comfortably and happily until his passing on April 24, 1952, at the age of 92 years, 5 months, and 27 days.
During his active years, W. A. BARRY was a farmer, blacksmith, carpenter, and hardware merchant. He characterized his business with honesty, integrity, fair dealing and willingness to serve his fellowman. His personal life was consistent with the highest Christian ideals. Throughout his life he was a diligent and conscientious church worker.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Codell Baptist Church. Interment was in Mt. Allen cemetery at Hays with Mosher Bros. In charge of arrangements.

21 Sep 1950 Zion-Benton News John N. Bales
ZION--John Nathan Bales, 62 of 2141 Sheridan Rd., Zion mail and express agent for more than 30 years and a prominent member of the Passion play cast, died early today in his home after a brief illness. Mr. Bales was agent for American Railway Express Co. since he came to Zion in 1945, when he took over the depot mail hauling contract. He was a deacon in the Christian Catholic church. In the Passion play, he was "Joseph, a converted Sanhedrin." As Joseph in the play, he objected to the trial of Christ, speaking the famous lines as he left the stage, "My skirts are clean."
Born in Woodston, Kan., Mar 12, 1888, Mr. Bales came to Zion from Carlsbad, N. M. He had worked as an agent for the Santa Fe railroad in Carlsbad for 11 years. He was married in Clovis, NM. in 1910, to the former Bessie T. Farner. She survives him. Also surviving are a son, Philip Bales of Zion; three daughters, Mrs. Guinevere Armstrong, Alhambra, Calif., and Mrs. Natalie Leech and Miss Beverley Bales, both of Zion; three brothers, Otto Bales of Clovis, NM, Everett Bales of Harington, Kan., and Murl Bales of Fowler, Colo., and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 P.M. in the chapel 3012 Sheridan Rd., Zion. The Rev. Carl Lee and Elder Anton Koshel will conduct services. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel after 3 P.M. tomorrow.


Mr. J. Nathan (Nate) Bales, residing with his family at 2141 Sheridan Road, passed on at 12:40 A.M. yesterday at his home. Mr. Bales was born March 12, 1888, at Woodston, Kansas. The family moved to Zion 32 years ago, from Carlsbad, N. M., where he worked for the Santa Fe Railroad. After holding two smaller jobs here, he finally became affiliated in November of 1922, with the late J. H. Paxton as assistant to him in the American Express Co., which later became the Railway Express Agency. Mr. Bales, who had become the local agent of the above company, retired from same in May of 1945.
Beside the Express job Mr. Bales had the Post Office contract of meeting night and day trains with the out-going and in-coming mail from 1943 to December 14, 1948, and also before 1933.
He was ordained a Deacon in the Christian Catholic Church, July 18 1926.
The deceased is survived by his wife, Bessie and four children: Mrs. E. W. (Guinevere) Armstrong, who lately moved to San Gabriel, Calif.; Mrs. Ray (Natalie) Leech; Philip N. Bales, and Miss Beverly Bales. And three brothers: Otto of Clovis, N. M., who is older then Mr. Bales; Everett of Herrington, Kans.; and Merrill of Fowler, Colo.
The funeral service will be Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Congdon Funeral Home. The body will be at rest at the Funeral Home this afternoon and evening.

Aft. 17 Apr 1950 unknown paper Mrs. Abe Schindler   Picture of Headstone
Sallie Luella Reeder, the daughter of Jacob S. and Harriett Applegate Reeder, was born Nov. 29,1866, at Warrenton, Mo., and departed this life on April 17, 1950, at her home in Stockton, at the age of 83 years, 4 months and 21 days.   Her home was in Missouri until the age of 12, when her parents came to Kansas, homesteading on Elm Creek in 1878.   On February 25, 1883, she was united in marriage to Abraham Schindler, and they made their home in the Elm Creek community,   To that union 6 daughters and 2 sons were born Hattie, Pearl, and Ray.   The family made its home on the farm until 1920, when they moved to Stockton.   As a young woman she was baptized into Christ and became a member of the Elm Creek church.   In 1921 she became a member of the Main Street Christian church in Stockton and was faithful in serving her Lord as long as she was able.   She also was a member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union.   Preceding her death besides her parents were her husband, one daughter, Hattie, one sister Addie Fealey, and four brothers, Tom, and Hud.   Surviving her are her nine children:   Mrs. Leslie Wells, Mrs. Dan Sanders, Mrs. Charles Sanders, Mrs. Paul McNitt, Henry Schindler, and Ray Schindler, of Stockton Mrs. Clyde Farris and Mrs. Ray Elshire of Grand Island, Nebraska and A. D. Stevens of Bend Oregon.   There are also 21 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, ___ great-great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.
I am leaving home and children, All on earth I hold most dear I have heard the Boatman calling--" I am waiting,, I do not fear."   I have tried to do my duty, I have done the best I know In the path that they should go, I have tried to help a neighbor.   I have tried and kept on trying, Until my life did end, I shall meet with other loved ones, who have gone their way before.   They will welcome me so gladly, to that happy, peaceful land Father, mother, sister, brother, waiting for me hand in hand.
Funeral services were held in the Christian church in Stockton on April 20, at 2 o'clock, with Rev. Robert Ball officiating.   A quartette Mrs. Alva Robinson, and Mrs. Lee Robinson, and McCauley, accompanied by Mrs. Caroline Albright, sang " Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and   " Sometime We'll Understand."   Pallbearers were E. E. Fisher, Forrest Stamper, Albert Cadoret, Everrett Vanhorn, Albert McC____, and Ralph Reeder.   Interment was at the Stockton Cemetery. (Article provided by Brenda Reeder)

aft 15 Apr 1950 Hill City Times Katie M. Jackson
 Kate Jackson Dies,  Services To Be Held In Hill City Tomorrow Morning.  Mrs. Katie M. Jackson, 81, died at her winter home in Los Angeles, California, April 15, after several months of illness.  Funeral Services will be held at the Cutting Funeral Home in Hill City Friday morning, April 21, at 10 o'clock. John Seibenlist of Hastings, Nebraska will conduct the services and interment will be in the Hill City cemetery.   Katie May Allen, daughter of Robert and Anna (Higgins) Allen,  was born January 21, 1869, near Yates City, Illinois and departed  this life at her home in Los Angeles, California, April 15, 1950, at the age of 81 years, two months,  and 25 days.  She came to Graham County, Kansas, with her parents, four sisters, and one brother in March 1884. They homesteaded on Bow Creek seventeen miles northwest of Hill City, where Katie grew to womanhood. She attended Normal in Hill City and became one of Graham County's successful teachers.  On September 1, 1901, she was united in marriage with Robert Levi Jackson of Palco, Kansas.  After farming for a number of years, they moved to Hill City where they established the Ford Motor Agency in 1913.  Though Mr. and Mrs. Jackson had no children of their own they took a cousin of, Mr. Jackson's in to their home, (Faith Jackson) and cared for her until her death in 1908.  She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, three sisters and one brother but leaves to mourn their loss one sister, Mrs. J. W. Kline of Quenemo, Kansas, one brother, R. G. Allen, of Hill City, Kansas, six nieces; seven nephews, and a host of friends and neighbors in Los Angeles as well as Hill City.   Although she had spent a large part of her time in recent years in Los Angeles where she had purchased a home, she always considered Hill City her home town, and was devoted to her many friends here.  Mrs. Jackson was a wonderful neighbor and friend and will be greatly missed in our community.

5 Jan 1950 Plainville Times James Franklin Teasley Dead
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon for Frank Teasley, former Rooks county resident. His body was brought here for burial from his home in Wilmot, South Dakota, where he died after a short illness.  Mr. Teasley was well known in Rooks county, having lived in the Codell community and also near Palco before moving to South Dakota.

James Franklin Teasley

James Franklin Teasley was born March 10, 1881 near Glasco, Kansas and Passed away December 31, 1949 at Milbank, South Dakota, at the age of 68 years, 9 months and 21 days, of a heart attack. His illness was of short duration. He was united in marriage to Minnie Ellen Drake on August 7, 1911, who preceded him in death, Feb. 20, 1920. To this union two sons were born. In 1926 he was united in marriage to Nada Owings who also preceded him in death in 1934. He leaves to morn his death, two sons, E. Teasley of Nampa, Idaho, and Verlin D. Teasley of Seattle, Wash. Three grandchildren of Seattle, Wash. one sister, Grout of Denver, Colo. one Brother, Teasley, of Natoma, Kans. a number of other relatives and a host of friends, both here in this community and in Wilmot, South Dakota. He will be remembered by those who knew him as a jolly person, with an optimistic attitude who tried to leave a bit of good cheer wherever he went. Before leaving Kansas he was a member of Church of God, west of Palco, Kansas. In South Dakota he attended the  Presbyterian church of Wilmot. Funerals services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Mosher Funeral Home with Rev. B. A. Hartnett of the Plainville Nazarene church officiating and burial was made in Shiloh cemetery east of Plainville.   Article provided by

Brenda Reeder   Rooks County Coordinator