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Prairie Star - March 4, 2009

MRS. ELLEN E. BLACK

Ellen Erlene Black, age 89, of Sedan, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009 at the Life Care Center in Wichita.

She was born Jan. 8, 1920 in Sedan to Alva H. and Maude (Bray) Burris. She grew up and attended school at Sedan graduating from Sedan High School. She worked as the Registrar in the Register of Deeds Office for Chautauqua County for 25+ years until her retirement. She lived in Sedan most of her life.

She attended the First Baptist Church and she loved to spend time with her family and she enjoyed reading books.

She is survived by one daughter, Lynne and husband Dr. David Margolis of Wichita; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and two nephews Mike and Dan Knowles.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her twin sister Lorene Knowles, and one grandson Shawn Custer.

The casket will be closed. Gravesides services were held Monday, March. 2, 2009 at the Greenwood Cemetery with Dr. J. Dean McNamara of the First Baptist Church of Sedan officiating.

The family has suggested memorial contributions to the American Heart, Association and these remembrances may be left in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361.

To view the entire obituary online or to leave a message for the family, visit www.dwb-fh.com.


Sedan Times-Star - June 20, 2001

MR. EARL F. BLAKE

Earl Forrest Blake, age 71, died June 13, 2001 at his home in Dodge City, Kansas. He was born December 17, 1929 at Salina, KS, the son of Forrest Nelson and Olive Awilda Annie (Millikin) Blake. A Dodge City resident since February 1966, moving from Smolan, KS, he was an installer for Western Electric, retiring April 8, 1983 after thirty years of service.

He was a Seaman in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Howard Gottschall VFW Post 1714, American Legion and Moose Lodge, all of Dodge City and was a member of the Communication Workers of America Labor Union.

On August 28, 1953, he married Shirley J. Wells at Howard, KS. She survives.

Other survivors include one son, Randall Blake and wife, Linda, Laramie, WY, two daughters, Kathy Sue Evans and husband, Chuck, Dodge City, KS and Cindy Jo Ann Hammer and husband, Max, Custer, SD, one brother, Everett Blake, Hutchinson, KS, one sister, Mary Sommerfield, Marquette, KS, eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Nancy Blake and one grandson, Nicholas Blake.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at the Bible Baptist Church in Dodge City with Pastor Chuck Evans presiding. There was no public visitation, cremation took place. (Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Gracelawn Cemetery in Howard, KS.

The family suggest memorials to Hospice of the Prairie in care of Burkhart Funeral Chapel, 1901 N. 14th Avenue, Dodge City, KS 67801.


Caney Chronicle - December 17, 1932

MRS. MARY E. BLAKEMORE

Havana Funeral services were held at the Union church in Havana yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock for Mrs. Mary E. Blakemore, who died at her home five miles northwest of Havana Saturday morning at 9 o’clock. Services were in charge of the Rev. Tysen. Burial was in Havana cemetery. Mrs. Blakemore had lived in the Havana community for about sixty years and, with her husband, was a substantial builder in the progress of the community.

Mary Ellen Swaney was born in Iowa, Dec. 20, 1854, and departed this life Dec. 17, 1932 at the age of 77 years, 11 months and 27 days. She came to Kansas with her parents when a young girl. She was married to Thomas Blakemore, Dec. 24, 1878. To this union were born ten children. Three sons, preceded her in death; three sons and four daughters survive her: 0. A. Blakemore, Havana, Lawrence and Ora of the home address, Mrs. Nora Bymer of Havana, Mrs. John Melton of Dearing, Mrs. Fred Stroud of Coffeyville and Mrs. David Pennell of Havana; twenty-three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was united with the Baptist church when she was thirteen years old.


(By Journal Correspondent)Saturday, April 8, 1933

MR. W. L. BLAKENEY

W. L. Blakeney Is Dead at Peru Home
Deceased Father of "Buster" Blakeney. Baseball Player and Retiring Peru Councilman.
Sedan, April 8.—W. L. Blakeney. 59 a member of the retiring city council at Peru died in his home there at 6 o’clock last night following an illness of several years. Funeral services will be conducted in the home at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon and burial will be in Greenwood cemetery, Sedan. The body now is at the R. I. Buckles funeral home in Sedan.

Mr. Blakeney is survived by his widow, Mrs. Olive Blakeney; a son, Oliver “Buster’ Blakeney; his father, Charles Blakeney, of Peru; and a sister, Mrs. Nora Hinkle, also of Peru. The son is a well known professional baseball player, who last year played shortstop for the House of David team and who this year has been farmed out to San Antonio by the Pittsburgh Pirates.


Sedan Times-Star - March 26, 2003

MRS. PANSY BLAKESLEY

SOUTH HAVEN, Kan. - Pansy Blakesley, 87, died Wednesday, March 19, 2003, at South Haven, Kan.

Services were held Saturday, March 22, 2003 at South Haven Christian Church where she was a member. Interment was at the Waidron Cemetery in Waldron with Pastor Darren Williams officiating.

Pansy, a retired homemaker, was born Oct. 9, 1915 at Waldron, Kan., to David and Amanda (Grindstaft) Perkins. She married Phillip Franklin Blakesley on July 27, 1935 in Alva, Okla. He preceded her in death on Jan. 14, 1995.

She is survived by her sons Elston D. Blakesley and his wife Gayle of Collinsville, Okla., Phillip R. “Royce” Blakesley and his wife Rita of South Haven, Kan., Jerry F. Blakesley and his wife Debbie of Peru, Kan.; a daughter, Opal A. Goodson and her husband Joe of South Haven, Kan.; brother Morrell Perkins, Wichita; 21 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Pansy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Phillip Blakesley; three brothers; five sisters; and one great-grandson.

Memorial has been suggested to the South Haven Senior Center. Frank Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Sedan Times-Star - January 04, 2006

MR. GEORGE L. BLANCHARD

George L. Blanchard, 81, retired Derby Refining Co. #1 operator for the coker unit, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005. A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, at Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan, Kan.

Memorial contributions can be made with the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, Box 515, Northampton, MA O1O61.

George served in the U.S. Navy and the Army Air Corp. during WWII.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl T. and Angie E. (Cross) Blanchard; brother, Earl T. Blanchard; and nephew Gary Ray Blanchard.

He is survived by brother and sister-in-law, Albert Ray and Maxine Blanchard, Manhattan, Kan. and their children; Terry Blanchard, Lexington, Ky., Larry Blanchard, Wichita, Kan. and Betty Gathers, Topeka, Kan.; sister-in-law, Hope Blanchard and her children, Glenda Phillips, Faith James and Danny Blanchard, all of Wichita, Kan.; great nephews, Phil Ray Chavez and Daniel Blanchard, both of Wichita, Kan., Christopher Blanchard, Derby, Kan., Greg Gathers, Topeka, Kan.; great niece, Gabrielle Blanchard, Derby, Kan.; and loved by many other great nieces and nephews, family and many friends.


Sedan Times-Star - April 02, 2003

MR. ROBERT F. BLANCHARD

AUGUSTA - Robert E “Bob” Blanchard passed away Thursday, March 20, 2003, at Augusta, Kan. at the age of 71. He was born Feb. 11, 1932 at Boulanger, Osage County, Okla., the son of Cal and Helen (Hampton) Blanchard. His early childhood and school years were in Elgin, Kan. He attended high school in Sedan, Kan. The family moved from Elgin to Wichita in 1942.

In 1952, he enlisted in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and was discharged in 1956, and at this time given the nickname “Doc.” He was employed by Air Modification “Mod Air” and traveled the world from 1958-1965. He later established his own business, Blanchard’s Acoustical Ceiling Company of Augusta, from which he retired in 2002.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Loretta Blanchard, his father, mother, brother, Lewis Blanchard and a sister, Geneva Goode.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy and son, Brendan Blanchard of the home, a sister, Jeannie Blanchard, Sedan, Kan., Barbara Patterson, Topeka, Kan. and Janie Schock, Wichita, Kan. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 24,2003, at the Hillside Funeral Home Chapel in Augusta. His niece, Cindy Blanchard, read the eulogy.

Graveside services were at 1 p.m. in Sedan and interment in the Greenwood Cemetery.


Sedan Times-Star - April 21, 1999

MRS. CARROL A. BLANKINSHIP - Submitted by Ilene Mullendore Butler

Carrol Ann Blankinship, age 56, of rural Sedan, died Sunday, April 18, 1999, at the Sedan City Hospital due to natural causes.

Carrol was born June 5, 1942 in Cedar Vale to Lee Darrel and Dorothea Ellen (Harding) Hutton. She was raised in the Hale community and attended school there. She also attended Sedan High School and graduated from the Labette County Nursing School in 1983.

On Apr. 28, 1959, Carrol Ann married Lee Blankinship in Yates Center. They made their home in the Monett community. She was a Registered Nurse, working for the Sedan City Hospital and later for the Pleasant Va!Icy Manor.

Carrol Ann was a member of the United Methodist Church in Sedan and the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary of Sedan. She also worked with the Girl Scouts of America. She loved painting and was a devoted grandmother.

Carrol Ann Blankinship is survived by her husband, Lee of the home; one son, Darrel Blankinship of Sedan; three daughters, Susie Loftin of Sedan, Mary Werner of Wichita and Karen Hopkins of rural Sedan; foster daughter. Charlotte Paige of Wichita; her mother, Dorothea Hutton of Sedan: one brother, Clark Hutton of Dexter: two sisters, Sharon Blankinship of Sedan and Dianna Hutton of Sedan; and thirteen grandchildren, Karey, Austin, Sheila and Eli Hopkins of Sedan, Matthew and Joshua Werner of Wichita, LeAnna, Stacy, Rachel, Teresa, Kristi and Brandee Loftin of Sedan and Debra Paige of Wichita. Carrol Ann was preceded in death by her father.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 22, 1999, at the Monett Cemetery east of Sedan. Rev. Larry Bowyer of the United Methodist Church in Sedan will officiate.

Visitation hours will be from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Graves Funeral Home in Caney.

The family has suggested a memorial to the United Methodist Church in Sedan. Memorials may be left with the funeral home in Caney.


Sedan Times-Star - January 16, 2008

MR. ELMER E. BLANKINSHIP

Elmer Eugene "Butch" Blankinship, age 64, of Sedan, passed Monday, Jan. 14, 2008 at the Sedan City Hospital in Sedan.

He was born Oct. 8, 1943 in Sedan, to Elmer H. and Magdalene (Miller) Blankinship. He was raised in Sedan and graduated from Peru High School in 1961. On May 28,1965 he married Wanda Lee Warring in Sedan.

He was a member of the Army Reserves from 1964 to 1971. He served as Chautauqua County Sheriff from 1976 to 1983. He also worked in the oilfield from 1984 until he retired in 1997.

He is survived by his wife Wanda of the home in Sedan; his mother, Magdalene Fralick of Sedan; two daughters, Patricia Wallrabenstein and her husband Russell of Winfield, and Debbie Kill and her husband Rick of Sycamore; two sons, Justin Blankinship of Noblesville, Ind., and Bryan Blankinship and his wife Sheila of Sedan; eight grandchildren, Kitiara, Erik and Kari Wallrabenstein, Christopher Blankinship and Emma Kill, Ashley Blankinship, Dai-ton and Koda Blankinship and one great-grandson, Damien Wallrabenstein.

He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer, who passed away Feb. 19,1986. Family and friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008 at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan, with Clayton Wilson officiating.


Prairie Star - November 13, 2013

MR. LYILE C. BLANKINSHIP

Lyle C. Blankinship, 84, of Sedan, Kan., died Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at the Caney Nursing Center in Caney, Kan.

He was born Feb. 19, 1929 in Hewins, Kan., to Harvey Blankinship and Mary Ethel (Schultz) Blankinship. He lived in Hewins for a few months. He was raised and lived in Chautauqua County his whole life. He attended school until the eighth grade and then went to work.

In 1951, Lyle enlisted in the U.S. Army and served his country until he was honorably discharged in 1953.

He worked as a farmer for Don and Ted Beason for a few years before going to work for the City of Sedan where he worked for thirty three years until his retirement.

On Dec. 4, 1955 he married Lois Stewart in Sedan. They made their home in Sedan and raised their three children, Lana, Laura, and Curtis.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sedan. He was a past commander and member of the Sedan VFW, also was a volunteer weather spotter, policeman, firefighter, and ambulance driver for many years. He also enjoyed mowing his yards, working on his mowers and chain saws, and also loved spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Lois Blankinship of the home in Sedan; two daughters, Lana Hatton and husband Shawn of Sedan, Laura Beeson and husband James L. “Chun” Beeson Jr. of Sedan, one son, Lyle Curtis Blankinship of Seattle, Wash.; two grandchildren, Jesse and James L. “Trey Beeson; one brother, Lee Blankinship and wife Mary of Sedan; one sister, Fern Vickory of Sedan; and many other family members.

He was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters and his parents.

Church services were held on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church in Sedan with Reverend Jerry Bever officiating. Burial followed at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan.

The family suggests memorials to the First United Methodist Church and contributions may be left in care of the David W. Barnes Funeral Home 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361.


Sedan Times-Star - June 01, 2005

INFANT MARIA G. BLANKINSHIP

SHREVEPORT, La. - Maria Grace Blankinship was born May 24, 2005 and passed away on May 24, 2005.

She is survived by her parents, Damon and Gina Blankinship, and a sister, Courtney Blankinship, formerly of Edmond, Okla., and grandparents, Bill and Sharon Blankinship, Sedan, Kan. and Lee and Avis Cummings, Edmond, Okla.

Private graveside services were held on Tuesday, May 31, 2005. Arrangements were by the Baggerly Funeral Home.

Memorial donations can be made to the Kids Place, in care of Edward Church of Christ, in lieu of flowers.


Sedan Times-Star - March 14, 2001

MR. ELSION K. BLENDEN

Elston Franklin "Curly" Blenden, age 81, formerly of Cedar Vale, Kansas died March 10. 2001 at the Woodland Health Center in Topeka. Kansas. He was born August 11, 1919 in Dexter, KS. His parents were Frank and Goldie (Stark) Blenden.

He married Maggie Lorene Herrington on March 21, 1941 and she survives at the home. He worked as a truck driver for Southwest Freight Lines for several years. He worked in the oil fields in Kansas and Oklahoma. Later he was a cattle truck driver for Smith & Carson Company in Holton, KS. They moved to Topeka where he worked in construction until retirement.

He is survived by his wife. Maggie, of the home, two sons, Gary Blenden and Samuel Blenden. both of Topeka. KS, two daughters. Frances Chaffee, Dewey, OK and Joyce Cerone, Ridgecrest. CA, sixteen grandchildren, twenty-three great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Graveside services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday. March 13. 2001, at the Maple City Cemetery.

A memorial has been established with the Woodland Health Center in Topeka, KS.

Wheeler Funeral Home in Cedar Vale was in charge of the services.


Sedan Times-Star - June 03, 2003

MR. DELBERT BLISS

CHAUTAUQUA - Delbert Bliss, 66, of Chautauqua, Kan. died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at the Wm. Newton Hospital in Winfield, Kan. Delbert was born May 29, 1937 near Geuda Springs, Kan. His parents were Elmer and Florence (Crane) Bliss. He was raised and educated in Geuda Springs and Oxford, Kan.

He married Joyce Mraz in 1955. She preceded him in death in 1996.

He was a U. S. Army veteran and was discharged in 1963 as a Sgt. He completed Police Officer Training with the Oklahoma City Police Department in July of 1996 and went on staff at that time. He retired as a detective with the department. He also had worked for the Ft. Worth Police Department.

He moved back to Kansas and served as the Police Chief in Oxford and also lived in Winfield. He moved to Chautauqua in 1990. He completed Ministerial Ordination with the World Christian Ministries in March of 1996. He then started the Blissful Ministries in Chautauqua, Kan.

He is survived by two sons, Wade, Cedar Vale, Kan. and Tadd, Norman, Okla., two brothers, Tom, Winfield, Kan. and Albert, Canton, Texas, a sister, Bertha Ostrander, Olympia, Wa., six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at the Chapel of the Trails in Chautauqua, Kan. Interment will be in the Cedar Vale City Cemetery.

A memorial has been suggested to the Shriner’s Cripple Children’s Hospitals.

Wheeler Funeral Home of Cedar Vale is in charge of the arrangements.


Sedan Times-Star - March 16, 2005

MR. GEORGE S. BOGGS

CANEY, Kan. - George S. Boggs, age 85, passed away on Sunday, March 13, 2005 at the Caney Nursing Center in Caney, Kan. He was born May 17, 1919 in the Sand Hills west of Caney to Coleman and Myrtle (Carinder) Boggs.

He attended the Cascade Community School. He was a 1939 Graduate of Caney High School.

On June 30, 1940 he married Eloise Boles in Delaware, Okla. She preceded him in death Feb. 6, 1978.

He was owner/operator of Boggs Oil Company for over 35 years. He was also a retired rancher.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Caney Lions Club, Cascade Community, Caney Saddle Club, Kanokliners Campers, past Chamber of Commerce member all of Caney, Kan.

His hobbies included playing the harmonica to entertain family and friends. He loved playing horseshoes. He also enjoyed working at the South Coffeyville Livestock Market and horse back riding. He was also actively involved in the Caney to Pawhuska trail ride. He was the emcee for the several Caney hootenannies. He loved going to the family reunions.

He is survived by three chilthen, two daughters, Mary Sullivan and husband Terry, Clearwater, Kan.; Debbie Gulick and husband, Mike, Niotaze, Kan.; one son, Steve Boggs and wife, Suzanne, Caney, Kan.; seven grandchildren; Cari Pelz and husband, Mark; Jana King and husband, Rod; Curt Sullivan and wife Jennifer, all of Clearwater, Kan.; Ashley Smith and husband, Sid, Caney; Brady Gulick and wife, Katrina, Caney; Bart Gulick and wife, Cara, Wann, Okla.; Baylie Gulick, Niotaze; 12 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Birdwell, Caney; one special aunt, Marjorie Simpson. Caney; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was also preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday March 16, 2005 at 2 p.m. in the Tyro Christian Church. Pastor David Bycroft will be officiating.

Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Niotaze, Kan.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Harry Hynes Hospice or the Tyro Christian Church c/o the Funeral Home.


April 1933

MR. JOHN F. BOHANAN - Submitted by Jimmy Williams, Jr.

John Franklin Bohanan, well known farmer of this section died Thursday morning at his home four miles northwest of Cedar Vale. His death was due to pneumonia.

He Leaves to mourn his departure his wife, Lura Bell Pierce Bohanan, six sons, Robert, Charles, Newton, George, John and Stanley, five daughters, Mrs. Tom Turner of Caney, Mrs. Vard Hutton, Mrs. Cecil Kemp, Miss Martha Bohanan and Miss Maude Bohanan.

Funeral Services were conducted at the home at three p.m. Friday, April 14, 1933 The Rev. C. O. Schebe was in charge of the service. Burial was in the Zimmerman cemetery.


Sedan Times-Star - July 21, 2004

MR. ARLIS R. BOHANNAN

WINFIELD - Arlis R. Bohannan, 88, of rural Winfield, passed away Monday evening, July 19, 2004, at William Newton Hospital in Winfield.

Born on Oct. 13, 1915, in Huntsville, Ark., he was the son of James and Della Bohannan. He attended Zion public schools. His family lived in the Moline and Grenola areas and he helped them on the farm.

He was united in marriage to Gladys Schul and the couple made their home in Wichita. Arlis worked at Beech Aircraft during World War II. He later was employed at Yingling Chevrolet in Wichita as an auto mechanic. He was also involved in housing construction but was forced to retire in the early 60s due to a back disability. Gladys preceded him in death in 1967.

He was united in marriage to Bonnie Gibson and they lived in Wichita for a short time. They moved to Grove, Okla., and later to Sedan. Bonnie preceded him in death in April of 1996.

Arlis met Alice McBride and they were married on Dec. 16, 1997, in Sedan. They moved to Winfield in 2000 where they made their home.

Arlis was a member of the Millington Street Church in Winfield where he was actively involved.

Survivors include his wife Alice of the home; his son Gerald Lee Bohannan and his wife Carol of Sedan; stepsons Ron Gray and wife Terri of Haysville, and Mike Gray of Wichita; daughters Loretta Darling and husband Jerry of Sand Springs, Okla., and Darlene Fees and husband Gary of Leavenworth; stepdaughter Anita Driscoll of Winfield; six grandchildren; seven step grandchildren; 10 greatgrandchildren; and two great- great-grandchildren with one more on the way.

In addition to his parents and wives, he was preceded in death by his sisters Ellen Dorsey, Ethel Hull and Lodine Lyman.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 22, 2004, at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. Interment services will be held at 3 p.m., that afternoon at Lakeview Cemetery in Wichita. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, July 21, 2004. The family will greet friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., that evening.

A memorial has been established in his name for the Millington Street Baptist Church. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.


Unknown Newspaper - January 15, 2000

MRS. BERTHA BOHANNON

Bertha Bohannon, 94, died Jan. 15, 2000, Service is at 11 a.m. Tuesday Jan. 18,2000. Born July 13,1905 in cedar vale to John and Annie Lorene (Cochran)May 18, 1929 she married Carl Bohannon in Cedar Vale. Survivors included husband and two sons Don of Leon and one in Wichita.


Sedan Times-Star - November 27, 2002

MR. BILLY BOHANNON

Billy Bohannon, Bolivar, Mo., died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002. He was born Dec. 3, 1928, in Cedar Vale to Newton and Mabel Bohannon. He was raised on the family farm. Bill served four years in the Air Force, graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering from Montana State University, received a MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, in addition to doing graduate work, he was an instructor in Civil Engineering at the University of Wisconsin. He retired after 28 years as Assistant Director of Wood Engineering Research at the U. S. Forest Service Laboratory in Madison, Wis.

His family includes Bruce and Donna Bohannon, granddaughter, Abby Marie, Lafayette, Colo., Robin and Simon Lipstein, grandson Diego, granddaughter Marissa, Boulder, Colo., wife, Betty Bolivar and her children, Joangelia and Terry Westmoreland, grandsons, Wes and Wade, Wynne, Ark., Laura and Ken Covington and grandsons, Griggs and Cash, Eureka Springs, Ark., two brothers, Cecil Bohannon, Topeka, Kan. and Rollin Bohannon, Cedar Vale, Kan. and one sister, Betty Boss, Osage City, Kan.

Bill’s life included sharing his woodworking talent with others. In death he continues to Give Life to Others as an organ donor.

Cremation by Greenlawn, Springfield, Mo. The memorial service will be announced at a later date.


Sedan Times - March 1965

MR. CHARLEY M. BOHANNON - Submitted by Jimmy Williams, Jr.

Bohannon Rites Held Wednesday
Charley Marion Bohannon, 73, a sedan and area resident until moving to Pawhuska four years ago, died there Monday. He was a retired Chautauqua County highway maintenance department employee.

He was born July 3, 1891 in Cedar Vale, Kansas to John Franklin Bohannan. He died March 1, 1965 in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.

Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday afternoon in the Grave-Baird Chapel with Rev. Jess Goss officiating. Burial was in the GreenWood Cemetery, Sedan, Kansas.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Virgil Alexander of Pawhuska; two son, Frank of Pawhuska and Ralph of Peru; two foster children Jerry Bohannon of Bowring, OK., and Mrs. Shelia Cole of Albuquerque, N.M.; 22 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Swede Gordon of Satanta, and Mrs. Vard Hutton of Fredonia; a brother, John of Wichita.


Pawhuska Journal Capital - November 11, 1988

MR. CHARLIE O. BOHANNAN - Submitted by Jimmy Williams, Jr.

Funeral services for Charlie Oliver "Chuck" Bohannan, 43, 215 west 5th street Street, will be held Monday, November 14, at 10 p.m. in the Johnson Chapel with burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery, North of Pawhuska. Bohannan died November 9, 1988 in the Pawhuska hospital.

He was born July 28, 1945 in Elgin, Kansas, the son of Ralph O. and Irene Waggie Bohannan Sr. He was a member of the Love of God Tabernacle.

Johnson's Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Mickey Lee Bohannan of Los Angeles, California; two daughters, Charlene Kay Bohannan of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Pauline Faye Bohannan of Webb City, Oklahoma, his mother, Irene Bohannan of the home; four sisters, Shirley Sharon of Lawrence, Kansas, Patricia Justice, Judy Diaz and Wilda Williams, all of Pawhuska; one brother, Ralph O. Bohannan Jr., of Hominy, and two grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Pawhuska Journal Capital - March 13, 1988

MRS. FLOSSIE A. BOHANNAN - Submitted by Jimmy Williams, Jr.

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Funeral services for Flossie Ameda Bohannan, 94, will be held Tuesday, March 15, at 2 p.m. at the Johnson Chapel with interment in the Sedan, Kansas Cemetery. Mrs. Bohannan died March 12, 1988 in the Pawhuska Hospital.

She was born November 5, 1893 in Leeds, Kansas, the daughter of Aldo Bishop and Mary Jane Turner Wells. She married Charles Marion Bohannan on May 13, 1910 in Sedan, Kansas. He preceded her in death on March 1, 1965.

A resident of the Pawhuska area for over 30 years, Mrs. Bohannan worked at the Pawhuska tent factory during World War 2 and a number of Cafes in Pawhuska.

She was a member of the House of Prayer in Hominy, Oklahoma.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Murtie Alexander of Hominy, Oklahoma, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Irene Bohannan of Pawhuska; a Foster Son, Jerry Bohannan of Pawhuska and a Foster daughter, Shelia Bohannan Briscoe of Warrensburg, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by two son, Frank Bohannan and Ralph Bohannan Sr.,
Johnson's Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.


Pawhuska Journal Capital - November 23, 1996

MRS. GLADYS I. BOHANNAN - Submitted by Jimmy Williams, Jr.

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Gladys Irene Bohannan, 72, Long time Pawhuska Resident, died November 19, 1996 in the Jane Phillips Medical Center, Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Funeral services were held Friday, November 22, 1996 at 2 p.m. in Johnson Chapel with Rev. Frank Barnes officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery Near Elgin, Kansas.

She was born June 1, 1924 in Elgin, Kansas, the daughter of Oliver Hobart and Sally Ann Anderson Waggie. Irene was raised and attended Kansas schools.

On August 28, 1939, she married Ralph Omer Bohannan Sr. at Sedan, Kansas. He preceded in death on November 17, 1987.

Irene worked at Sally's Sandwich Shop in Pawhuska for twenty-two years before retiring in 1987. She was a member of The Love of God Tabernacle Church.

Surviving are a son, Ralph Bohannan Jr. of Vinta, Oklahoma; four daughters, Patricia Ann Justice, Judy Diaz, Shirley Bohannan, and Wilda Williams, all of Pawhuska, Oklahoma; a grandson raised by Mrs. Bohannan, Allen Ray Bohannan of Georgia; a brother George Waggie of Wynona, Oklahoma; a sister, Julia Runyan of Caney, Kansas; 21 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, and numerous other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Charles Bohannan.

Johnson's Funeral Directors were in Charge of arrangements.


Sedan Times-Star - February 01, 2006

MR. JOHN A. BOHANNAN JR

CHAUTAUQUA - John Amos (Junior) Bohannan Jr., 77, of Chautauqua, Kan. passed away Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita, Kan.

He was born Dec. 21, 1928 in Elgin to John Amos Bohannan Sr. and Alma (Fuller) Bohannan. He grew up in the Chautauqua area before graduating from Cedar Vale High School in 1945(sic)1946.

On March 8, 1951, he enlisted in the U. S. Army, serving until he was honorably discharged on March 14, 1957.

On July 12, 1951, he married Betty Arlene Custer at Pawhuska, Okla. They made their home in the Chautauqua area, where he worked for Denman Oil Company as a pumper until he retired in 1991.

He was preceded in death by his wife on Oct. 9, 1987 and one son, Randy, on Aug. 16, 1998.

Survivors include two daughters, Becky Cross, Mulvane Kan., and Anita Mills, El Dorado, Kan.; one sister, Shirley Griffing, Rose Hill, Kan., five grandchildren, and one great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, one son, and five brothers.

Services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, at the Chautauqua Baptist Church with Pastor Steve Cross officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Chautauqua with military rites to be presented by the U.S. Army Honor Guard, Fort Riley, Kan.

Friends may call on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006, from 9-9 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan.

The family suggests memorials to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and contributions may be left with the funeral home. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.


Sedan Times-Star - May 15, 2002

MS MABLE BOHANNAN

Mable I. Bohannan, age 75, of Cedar Vale, Kan., died May 11 at the Cedar Vale Community Hospital. She was born July 11, 1926 to Newton F. and Mable I. (Luster) Bohannan in Cedar Vale. She was raised and educated in the Cedar Vale school system.

A life long resident of Cedar Vale, she farmed the family’s original homestead for many years. She also worked as a CMA at the Cedar Vale Nursing Home. She was a member of the Cedar Vale Church of Christ.

She is survived by her son, Tim Basler, Cedar Vale, Kan., brothers Rollin Bohannan, Cedar Vale, Kan., Cecil Bohannan, Topeka, Kan., Billy Bohannan, Bolivar, Mo., sister, Betty Boss, Osage City, Kan., eight grandchildren, Justin, Jonathan, Rebecca, Jessica, Makala, Timothy, Alizah and Danna Hoheisel.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Lily Belle, a brother, Wayne and her mother in 1996 and father in 1960.

Services will be held Thursday, May 16, at 2 p.m. at the Cedar Vale Church of Christ. Interment will be in the North Cedar Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to Cedar Community Hospital. Wheeler Funeral Home in Cedar Vale was in charge of the arrangements.


Pawhuska Journal Capital - November 17, 1987

MR. RALPH O. BOHANNAN - Submitted by Jimmy Williams, Jr.

Ralph Omer Bohannan Sr.
Graveside rites for Ralph Omer Bohannan Sr., 72 of 215 West 5th Street, will be held Thursday, November 19, 1987 at 2 p.m. in the Oak Grove Cemetery, near Elgin, Kansas with Jerry Snavely officiating. Mr. Bohannan died November 17, 1987 in the Jane Phillips Medical Center, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, following a brief illness.

Born December 6, 1914 in CedarVale, Kansas the son of Charlie and Flossie Wells Bohannan, he married Gladys Irene Waggie on August 28, 1939 in Sedan, Kansas.

Mr. Bohannan was a member of the Assembly of God Church and was a farmer, Rancher and oilfield worker prior to his retirement.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Bohannan, of the home; four daughters, Patricia Justice and Judy Diaz of Pawhuska; Shirley Wood of Lawrence, Kansas and Wilda Williams of Elgin, Kansas; two sons Ralph Bohannan Jr., of Enid , Oklahoma and Charles Bohannan of Pawhuska, Oklahoma and a sister, Murtie Alexander of Hominy. A grandson raised by Bohannan Family, Allen Ray Bohannan of the home; 22 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren.

Johnson's Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.


Sedan Times-Star - June 23, 2004

MR. ROLLIN R. BOHANNAN

CEDAR VALE, Kan. - Rollin Ray Bohannan, age 82, of Cedar Vale, Kan., died Saturday, June 19, 2004, at the Cedar Vale Community Hospital. He was born Nov. 18, 1921 in Cedar Vale. His parents were Newton and Mabel (Lister) Bohannan. He was raised and educated in the Cedar Vale area.

He married Golda Moore on Dec. 26, 1940. She preceded him in death May of 1982. He worked in his early years at the Mills Ranch in Cedar Vale. He worked for 56 years at the Cedar Vale Livestock Sale Barn and also shod horses in his spare time. He was active for many years with the Cedar Vale Rodeo Association.

He is survived by three sons, Loel Bohannan, Burden, Kan., Jim Bohannan, Claremore, Okla., Keith Bohannan, Cedar Vale, Kan., six daughters, Anna Conley, Arkansas City, Kan., Joyce Samuel, Highland, Ill., Kathy Kirchner and Nancy Rockwell, both of Cedar Vale,Kan., Barbara Huster, Newkirk, Okla., Linda Pontious, Shidler, Okla., a brother, Cecil Bohannan, Topeka, Kan., sister, Betty Boss, Osage City, Kan., 31 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and one great great grandson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Golda, son, Mike, grandson, Greg Brown, brothers, Billy and Wayne, sisters, Mabel Bohannan and Lillie Belle Slaughter.

Services were held on Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at 10 a.m. at the Cedar Vale Baptist Church. Interment ws in the Cedar Creek Cemetery.

A memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association, which can be sent to the Funeral Home. Wheeler Funeral Home in Cedar Vale was in charge of the arrangements.


Prairie Star - May 25, 2011

MR. RUSSELL D. BOHANNAN

Russell Duane Bohannan, 68, of Hermitage, Mo., passed away April 14, 2011, in Bolivar, Mo. Services were April 18, in the Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home in Wheatland, Mo., with the Rev. Kent Parson officiating. Burial was in Hermitage Cemetery.

Russell was born Oct. 1, 1942, in Cedar Vale, to Robert and Mary (McAfee) Bohannan. Russ lived most of his adult life in or near Hermitage. As the child of a road construction worker in the 40's and 50's, he lived in many towns and attended many schools in Kansas and Missouri. He graduated in 1960 from Dickinson County Community High School in Chapman, Kan. He played basketball, baseball, ran track and was president of his senior class. He married Kay Wilson in June 1961 at Hermitage.

Russ worked as a heavy equipment operator for numerous construction companies across the region. He and his wife purchased a general store when he retired from construction in 1982. In 2005, they sold the store and Russ retired to his farm. He enjoyed woodworking, working on his farm clearing fence rows and pastures and building ponds with his bulldozer, reading westerns and watching western movies, and bird hunting in the fall. He was an inventor, by necessity and ability.

He was a member of the Pomme de Terre Masonic Lodge and Shrine Club, Hermitage City Council and president of the Hermitage Cemetery Association. He was president of the Hickory Little Association where he also coached several teams.

Russ was preceded in death by his father, grandparents, Ralph and Ruby McAfee of Sedan, uncles Leland "Bud" McAfee of Sedan and Hugh Mantooth of Caney, and his niece, Beverly McCall of Cedar Vale.

Survivors include his wife of over 49 years, Kay Bohannan,of the home, children, Jeff and wife Becky of Highland Village, Texas, and Juli Wilkerson and husband Ben of Urbana, Mo.; mother Mary Bohannan, Cedar Vale; sister, Sharon Copple and husband John of Cedar Vale; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


April 2006

MS SHIRLEY J. BOHANNON - Submitted by Jimmy Williams, Jr.

Ms. Shirley Jean Bohannon, 65, a Bartlesville resident, died at the family home in Bartlesville on Sunday. Funeral services for Ms. Bohannan was held at the graveside at 2 p.m. on Thursday April 6 in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Elgin, Kansas. Rev. Bill Benefiel pastor of the New Hope Assembly of God church in Dewey, will be the officiant. Committal prayers and interment will be directed by the Arnold Moore Funeral Service.

A native of Kansas, Shirley Jean Bohannan was Born February 4, 1941 at Elgin, Kansas. She was the daughter of Ralph Omer and Gladys Irene Waggie Bohannan Sr. Shirley was reared and received her education in the Elgin Community and was graduated from high school in 1959. She was married to David Gray and Later to Paul Woods.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Martha Mckinney and her husband Thomas, Mrs. Linda Hoover and her husband Leon and Ms. Debbie Edwards all of Bartlesville; a son, Daniel "Danny" Gray of Bartlesville; a brother Ralph Bohannan Jr. of Joplin, Missouri and a sister Wilda Williams of Pawhuska, Oklahoma; 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. In addition to her father and mother she was preceded in death by a brother Chuck Bohannan and two sisters, Judy Diaz and Patricia Brown.


Sedan Times-Star - September 19, 2001

MR. FLOYD J. BOLAND

Floyd J. Boland, age 91, formerly of Cedar Vale, Kansas died September 15,2001 at the Medicalodge in Wichita, Kansas. He was born September 9, 1910 in Grant County Oklahoma. His parents were William and Emma (Shafer) Boland. He was raised and educated in the Jefferson Oklahoma area. He married Hazel Kennedy in 1937, later he married Myrle Bishop and she preceded him in death in 1977. He married LaGretta Smith in 1981.

He farmed in Oklahoma then moved to Wichita in 1952, where he worked for several plants before spending eighteen years at Cessna Aircraft. He retired in 1972. They moved to Cedar Vale in 1986 for retirement. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and had been active in the Cedar Vale Civil Defense.

He is survived by three daughters, Jean Dunbar, Mabscott, W. VA, Lila Leis, Cedar Vale, KS and Leona Sampson, Climax, KS, two brothers, Clarence Boland, Pond Creek, OK and Omer Boland, Ridgeway, CO. thirteen grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by. his infant sister, Laura.

Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 18, 2001, at the Wheeler Funeral Home in Cedar Vale. Interment was at 3:00 p.m. in Hawley Cemetery in Hawley, OK

Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of Kansas, Alzheimer and related diseases. Wheeler Funeral Home in Cedar Vale was in charge of the services.


Sedan Times-Star - December 12, 2004

MRS. CLARA C. BOLTON

SEDAN - Clara C. Bolton, 90, of Sedan, Kan. died Friday, Dec. 3, 2004, at Pleasant Valley Skilled Nursing by Americare in Sedan.

She was born Nov. 10, 1914 in rural Cedar Vale, Kan. to Otis and Henrie (Pack) Dale. She grew up in the Cedar Vale area and attended Centennial School.

On Sept. 14, 1950, she married AL. “Jack” Bolton at Winfield, Kan. Following their marriage, they made their home north of Wauneta, Kan., where Mr. Bolton was a farmer and rancher. They later moved to Sedan. Mr. Bolton preceded her in death in 1969.

After moving to Sedan, Mrs. Bolton worked for several years at Bradley Variety Store.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sedan, Marjorie Sharp Circle at the church and enjoyed quilting at the Sedan Senior Citizens Center.

Survivors include one daughter, Joy Raymon and her husband Jeff, Wichita, Kan.; and two grandchildren, Emily Raymon, Manhattan, Kan., and Aaron Raymon, Wichita, Kan. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Dale and Don Dale, and two sisters, Ruby Haines and Fanny Oliver.

Services were at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 6, 2004, in the First Baptist Church in Sedan, with Rev. Charles Klassen officiating. Burial was in Round Mound Cemetery west of Sedan.

The family suggests memorials to the First Baptist Church in Sedan, Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or Pleasant Valley Skilled Nursing by Americare in Sedan. Contributions may be left with the funeral home.

David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan was in charge of the arrangements.


Sedan Times-Star - May 18, 2005

MRS. MINNIE BOLTON

PACIFICA - Minnie Bolton, a 30 year resident of Pacifica, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2005, at the age of 88.

She was the wife of Frank Perle Bolton for 63 years. They moved to Suisun City, Calif. in 1982. Minnie worked for Blue Shield for 25 years. After retiring, she and Frank traveled, went fishing and enjoyed their grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Minnie was the mother of Melvin W. Bolton, Sr. and Irene Findley.

She is survived by her six grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and three sisters, Wanda Goode and Wilva Thompson, both of Sedan, Kan. and Bonnie Gibb, Thucson, Ariz.

Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, at St. Peter Catholic Church. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.


Sedan Times-Star - June 15, 2005

SGT. RICHARD BOLTON

A memorial service will be held for Sgt. Richard Thomas Bolton, born June 24, 1932 in Cedar Vale, Kan. to John Thomas and Henrietta Bolton, moving to Wichita (Planeview) Kan. in 1944, where he attended school until he enlisted in the Army in 1950.

Survivors include sisters Anna Lea Vaughn, Wichita, Kan., Doris Nadine Porter, Menifee, Calif. and Margaret Norene Martin, Wichita, Kan., uncles, Joe L. Bolton, Redding, Calif. and A. W. (Bill) Bolton, Newton, Kan., aunt, Mable Irene Rogers, Moline, Kan. and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at the Kansas Veterans Cemetery, 1208 N. College, Winfield, Kan. at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 24, 2005. The service will be conducted by Pastor Pete Domingues.


Sedan Times-Star - July 05, 2006

MRS. ROSA BOLTON

CEDAR VALE - Rosa Bolton, 87, of Cedar Vale passed away Sunday, July 2, 2006, in Ark City. She was born Aug. 18, 1918, in Hoosier, Kan., to James R. and Jessie Mattney. She was raised in the Maple City area and went to the Maple City schools.

She married George H. Bolton on April 23, 1936, in Newkirk, Okla. He preceded her in death in 1986.

Rosa was a farm wife and helped with their farm east of Newkirk until Kaw Lake was built which took the land. She and George moved to Cedar Vale in 1979. She was a member of the Cedar Vale United Methodist Church and the Old-time Fiddlers Association in Sedan.

She is survived by daughters Nina Campbell and Waunita Luis of Cedar Vale; a brother Avery Matney of Wichita; sister Hazel Wymore, Ark City; grandchildren Carolina Sinclair, Havana, Patricia Smith, Pawnee Rock, Kan., Georgia Vogele, Bartlesville, Dina Cooper, Cedar Vale, Jo Ann French, Cedar Vale, Nancy Luis, Cedar Vale, Marcia Deitchler, Wichita, and J. B. Elliott, Hosington, Kan.; 20 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday, July 6, 2006, at the Cedar Vale United Methodist Church. Friends called on Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Wheeler Funeral Home in Cedar Vale.

Memorials are suggested to the Cedar Vale United Methodist Church or Peoples Place in Cedar Vale.


The Wichita Eagle - November 30, 2012

MRS. EMMA LOUISE BONDIE

Bondie, Emma L., 85, formerly of Port Richey, FL, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2012 in Wichita, KS. She was born December 12, 1926 in Morrilton, Arkansas to Loyd and Gladys Tharp.

Emma was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Roy J. Watson in 1967 and Howard R. Bondie in 2009; sister, Guyla Jo Condit in 2012.

She is survived by her sons, L. Keith (Laura) Watson, Joe (Tongta) Watson, Dennis (Crystal) Watson; brother, Donald Tharp of Wichita, KS; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild and many extended family members.

Emma loved her family and enjoyed tap dancing and was an avid bowler. She was an executive secretary at Consumer Powers out of Michigan and was president of the National Secretary Association of the Michigan chapter.

A visitation will be held for Emma Sunday, December 2, 2012 from 1:00pm - 5:00pm at Lakeview Funeral Home in Wichita, KS, burial to follow in Livonia, MI at Glen Eden Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Johnson Cancer Research Center, 1 Chalmers Hall Manhattan, KS 66506-3901 or to the charity of your choice . Condolences may be left at www.mylakeviewfuneralhome.com


Prairie Star - January 5, 2011

MRS. DORIS BOOHER

Doris Booher. age 92, of Sedan, passed away Monday, Jan. 3, 2011 at the Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan.

She was born on Sept. 21, 1918 in Cedar Vale, to U.S. and Gay {Turner) Cable. She received her education at Cedar Va!e schools graduating from Cedar Vale High School. After high school she received her degree from the Wichita Beauty School in Wichita. She lived in Chautauqua and Montgomery Counties her whole life.

On May 28, 1937 she married Ernest J. Booher in Detroit. Mich. They made their home in Sedan and Caney before coming back to Sedan in the late 1970's. They raised several foster children in Caney for a number of years. She worked as a beautician in Sedan for over fifteen years. She was preceded in death by her husband on Dec. 23, 2005.

She is survived by one sister Betty and husband D.X. Smith of Albany, Ore.: special friends, Albert and Peggy Hump of Andover. and many nieces and nephews.

. She was preceded in death by her husband Earnest J. Booher, her parents, and one brother.

The casket will be closed. Family and friends may sign the register book Thursday and Friday. Jan. 6-7, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan.

Graveside services will be held Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 at the Cedar Vale Cemetery in Cedar Vale, with Reverend John Warring of the First Christian Church of Sedan officiating.

The family has suggested memorials to the Pleasant Valley Manor Activity Fund and those remembrances may be left with the David W. Barnes Funeral Home. 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361.


Sedan Times-Star - December 28, 2005

MR. ERNEST J. BOOHER

SEDAN - Ernest J. “Ernie” Booher, 90, of Sedan, Kan. passed away Friday, Dec. 23, 2005, at Sedan City Hospital.

He was born June 15, 1915 at rural Cedar Vale to Samuel J. and Martha Jane (Heistand) Booher. He grew up in the Cedar Vale area where he attended school.

In May 1937, he married Doris Cable at Detroit, Mich. Following their marriage, they made their home in the Cedar Vale area and Sedan for many years while Ernie was employed as a gauger in the oil fields for Co-op. Ernie retired from Co-op after 34 years of employment. They also lived in Montgomery County.

Ernie loved animals, especially horses and coon dogs, he also enjoyed gardening.

Survivors include his wife, Doris, Sedan, Kan.; two sisters, Opal Todd, Tyro, Kan. and Louise White, Lindale, Texas; and good friends, Albert and Peggy Rump, Gary Rump and Karl and Jill Rump all of Wichita; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister.

Graveside services were at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005, in the Cedar Vale Cemetery at Cedar Vale, Kan., with Earl Tresner officiating.

The family requests memorials to Pleasant Valley Manor in ‘Sedan, and contributions may be left with the funeral home. David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan was in charge of the arrangements.


Sedan Times-Star - December 1, 1960

MRS. ELSIE BOONE - Submitted by anonymous

Mrs. Boone Is Buried Monday

Mrs. Elsie Boone, lifetime resident of Peru, died unexpected1y in her sleep early Saturday morning at her home in Peru. Funeral services for her were held Monday afternoon at the Peru Methodist church by Rev. Robert Craig and Rev. J. B. Brown. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery under the direction of the Graves-Baird funeral home. OES chapter No 148 conducted graveside rites.

Mrs. Boone was born at Peru on June 29, 1889, and had spent her entire life there. She was a member of the first graduating class of Peru high school. On June 8, 1910, she was married to Thomas Boone, who preceded her in death.

She was a member of the Methodist church and Rebekah Lodge in Peru and the Sedan Eastern Star. She had assisted Nell Severns with the Peru news for the Times-Star and substituted only recently when Mrs. Severns was on vacation.

Survivirs include three daughters. Mrs. Paul Palmer, Peru, Mrs. Everett Dannels, Wichita, and Mrs. Wilford White, Oklahoma City; one son, William C. Boone, Wichita; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.


Sedan Times-Star - February 16, 1956

MR. THOMAS BOONE - Submitted by anonymous

Thomas Boone, 68, died Feb 14, at Hays Hospital in Cedar Vale, as a result of a heart attack. He was born Nov. 30, 1888 at Longton.

Mr. Boone was past master of Vesper lodge 136 AF & AM Sedan; a member of Vesper chapter No. 148 OES Sedan and a member of AOUW of Newton. He has lived in Peru community since, 1911 and for the past 44 years has been pumper on a lease at Peru for G. B. Suppes of Tulsa.

Survivors, include the wife, Elsie, of Peru; three daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Palmer of Peru, Mrs. Eleanor Dannels of Wichita and Mrs. Helen White of Ardmore, Okla.; one son, William C. of Wichita; seven grandchildren., seven great-grandchilden - one sister, Mrs. Ella Lovell of Coffeyville; four brothers, C. W. Boone of Coffeyville, C. C. Boone of Peru. W. C. Boone and J.J. Boone of Wichita.

Services will be conducted at Peru Methodist church Feb. 17, at 2:30 p. m. The Rev.Lloyd V. Harmon, pastor qf Peru Methodist church and the Rev. J. B. Brown of Dearing will officiate.

Interment will be in Greenwood cemetery with Masonic craveside services.


Sedan Times-Star - September 06, 2006

MR. RICHARD "RICK" BOOTHE

SEDAN - Richard “Rick” Boothe, age 77, of Sedan passed away early Thursday morning, Aug. 31, 2006, at the Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville.

He was born Jan. 1, 1929, in Dewey, Okla., to Wiffiam E. and Georgia (Moon) Boothe. He attended and graduated from Dewey High School in Dewey. He joined the United States Air Force in 1947.

He married Margaret Keen in 1951. She preceded him in death in 1981.

He later married Donna Kraus on April 29, 1986, in Wichita. They moved to Sedan in 1987. He traveled all over the United States working as an air craft tool design engineer and a field engineer.

He was a member of the National Rifle Society and enjoyed wood working.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Boothe of the home in Sedan; two sons, Michael Boothe of Carl Junction, Mo., and David Boothe of Wichita; one daughter, Sheryl Bennett of Copan, Okla.; one brother, William E. Boothe, Sr. of Dewey; and numerous grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006, at the Dewey Cemetery in Dewey with Earl Tresner officiating.

Friends called from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006, at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan.

The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Chautauqua County Pet Society and these remembrances may be left at the funeral home. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan was in charge of arrangements.


Sedan Times-Star - August 28, 2002

MRS. ESTHER BORCHERS

Esther Borchers, 89, of Hawarden, Iowa died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2002 in Bartlesville, Okla.

Funeral services were held at 2p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Preston Township, rural Akron, Iowa with Rev. William Kallestad officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were her grandsons and great grandsons, Steven, Terry, Rickey, Mitch, Jerry, Chad, Chris, Jonathan, and Justin Borchers.

Esther Odelia Schiefen was born Dec.12, 1912 on the family farm in Eagle Township, rural Hawarden, Iowa to William and Hattie (Pollack) Schiefen. She graduated from Hawarden High School. Esther was united in marriage to Edward Borchers on Feb. 6, 1932 at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Preston Township. The couple farmed in Preston Township for many years. Edward passed away on Aug.11, 1980. Esther continued to live on the farm until 1990 when she moved to Hawarden, Iowa. She had been living with her son, Ken, in Sedan since July of 2002.

Esther has been a longtime member of St. John Evangelical Church, where she was a member of the Charity Circle, W.E.L.C.A., and taught Sunday School for many years. She enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren and cherished outings with family.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Joyce Borchers of Sedan, Kan., a sister and brother-in-law, Josephine and Lawrence Muth of Hawarden, IA, five grandsons, Steven Borchers, Wichita, Kan., Terry Borchers, Wichita, Kan., Rickey Borchers, Tacoma, Wash., Mitch Borchers, Olathe, Kan., and Jerry Borchers, Sunrise Beach, Miss. and ten great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward in 1980, a son, Charles, in 1999, a great granddaughter, Amy Borchers, two sisters, Mary Majeres and Ann Vogelzang and five brothers, Francis, Herman, Leonard, Ted, and Leo Schiefen.


Prairie Star - June 3, 2009

MR. JONATHAN R. BORCHERS

Jonathan R. Borchers was tragically taken from us on May 14, 2009, at the young age of 24.

Jonathan was born on July 15, 1984, in Tacoma, Wash. He was confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church on May 24, 1998. He graduated from Foss High School in Tacoma, Wash., and was employed by Fred Meyers.

He is survived by his parents, Rickey and Jackie Borchers and his brother, Justin Borchers of Tacoma, Wash.; his grandparents, Ken and Joyce Borchers of Sedan; his grandmother, Marge Millin; his Uncle Ron Millin and Uncle Jeff Millin; his Aunt Michel Lindsey; his cousins, Nathaniel Millen and Garret Millin all of Tacoma, Wash. He is also survived by his Uncle Steve and his wife Lynn Borchers of Olathe, Kan., and his Uncle Terry Borchers of Wichita as well as his cousins Chad, Chris, Tina, Kara and Courtney Borchers.

Funeral services were held May 23 at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Tacoma, Wash.


Prairie Star - January 5, 2010

MR. KENNETH R. BORCHERS

Kenneth Rodney Borchers of Sedan passed away Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011 at his home near Sedan at age 78. He was born in Akron, Iowa on Dec. 29, 1932, the son of Ed and Esther Borchers. He attended Akron schools.

He married Joyce Rohlfs on May 21, 1951, in Craig, Iowa. They farmed in rural Akron until 1961, he worked several construction jobs around Kansas before settling in Sedan in 1965.

He is survived by his wife Joyce Borchers of Sedan; sons, Steve Borchers and wife Lynne Ann of Olathe, Kan., Terry Borchers of Wichita, and Rick Borchers and wife Jackie of Tacoma, Wash.; seven grandchildren Chad, Chris, Misli, Tina, Kara, Justin, and Courtney; and four great-grandchildren, Jason, Adyson, Corbin, and Carson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Charles Borchers and grandchildren. Amy and Jonathan.

Memorial services will be held at SL John Lutheran Church, in rural Akron, Iowa, on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to Zion Lutheran School in Independence, Kansas and St. John Lutheran Church in rural Akron, Iowa.

Memorial contributions may be sent in care of Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home and Crematory, 306 W Main St., Independence, Kansas 67301 or Carlson Funeral Home. P.O. Box 711, 107 12th St SE, Le Mars, Iowa 51031.


Sedan Times-Star - March 24, 1999

MR. BENJAMIN BOULANGER - Submitted by Ilene Mullendore Butler

Mr. Benjamin "Elmo" Boulangcr, 79, resident of Dewey, Oklahoma, died at 10:43 a.m., on Saturday, March 20, 1999, in the Jane Phillips Medical Center.

Funeral services for Mr. Boulanger were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan, Kansas, with Rev. Larry Bowyer of the Sedan United Methodist Church officiating. Graveside services and interment was under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home. Honorary casket escorts for Mr. Boulanger were Don Lawson, Ronnie Lawson, Harry Lawson, Frances Potter, John Ashley, Jr. and Johnny Alan Ashley.

The family requests memorial donations to be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Mr. Boulanger was born August 6, 1919 in Boulanger, Oklahoma to Harrison and Sara Mae (Benjamin) Boulanger. He was raised and received his education in Elgin, Kansas. Mr. Boulanger was a U. S. Army veteran of WW II He was employed at the Dewey Portland Cement Plant before beginning his career with Phillips Petroleum Company. He married Dorthey Hart on November 7, 1947.

Mr. Boulanger is survived by one daughter, Sandra Sweeney Boulanger Ashley of Waco, TX: three grandsons, Jim Lucas and Bill Lucas of Waco, TX and Ben Lucas and his wife, Shari, of Weatherford, TX: two step grandsons, Johnny Alan Ashley and his wife, Lisa, of Burelson, TX and John Ashley, Jr, and his wife, Teresa, of Academy, TX: seven great granddaughters; two great grandsons: two nieces; three nephews and his long time friend, Jeanette Stotts, of Union City, OK. Mr. Boulanger was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Dorthey Boulanger, on October 14, 1975, one brother, Isaac mac Boulanger, and three sisters, Vada Boulanger, Lenna Mae Lawson and Thursi Uhls.


Sedan Times-Star - March 01, 2006

MR. CLEMAN C. BOULANGER

SEDAN - Cleman C. “Buck” Boulanger, 86, of Sedan, Kan. passed away on Monday, Feb. 20, 2006, at Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan. He was born Sept. 13, 1919 at the family ranch near Boulanger, Okla. to Everett Daniel and Mayme Marguerite (Dillman) Boulanger. He grew up in the Boulanger community, attending common school at Boulanger School Dist. #4, after which he attended high school at Elgin, Kan., graduating as Valedictorian of his class. After graduation, he attended Kansas State Teachers College at Pittsburg, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Following graduation, he was employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at Kansas City, Mo., where he met and later married Margaret Ruth “Margo” Humberd on March 8, 1941. Joining the United States Air Force, Buck was an Air Force pilot and first lieutenant. He earned his Silver Wings and commission and was assigned instructor for Twin-Engine Advanced following graduation from Flight Instructors School at Randolph Field near San Antonio. He then left the United States with his photo-mapping squadron for South America. Returning in 1946, Buck and Margo purchased the Lazy B Ranch near Boulanger, Okla. In 1962, Buck and Margo moved to Sedan.

Buck taught school in Chautauqua County for 23 years, teaching at Elgin High School one year, Chautauqua Grade School four years, and Sedan High School 18 years. While at Sedan, he taught biology and chemistry, and was Sedan’s first Driver’s Education Teacher. He retired from teaching in 1978, but still had ranching interests in Oklahoma on the Lazy B Ranch.

Buck’s wife, Margo, passed away on Nov. 26, 1997, after 56 years of marriage. After her death, Buck lived in both Wichita and Sedan before becoming a resident of Pleasant Valley Manor in March 2002. He has suffered from Parkinson’s disease for several years.

Survivors include his son, Robert Alan “Bob” Boulanger and wife, Sheila, rural Pawhuska, Okla.; his daughter, Marcia Ann Moore and husband, Tim, Severy, Kan.; a brother, Dean Boulanger, Ochelata, Okla.; four grandchildren, Jim Roberts, Nicole Hinkle, Melanie Foster and Shay Roberts, three step grandchildren, Joey, Dean and Randy Mallinger, five great grandchildren, Zoe, Gage and Austin Foster, and Allison and Tristan Hinkle, and two step great grandchildren, Trevor and Madison McChristian.

Buck was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

The family suggests memorials to the Pleasant Valley Manor Activity Fund or the Sedan United Methodist Church. Donations may be left with the funeral home.

Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Sedan, with Rev. Jerry Bever officiating. Burial followed at Greenwood Cemetery. Services were under the direction of the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan.


Sedan Times-Star - March 1996

MRS. EILEEN BOULANGER - Submitted by Ilene Mullendore Butler

Eileen Boulanger, Ponca City resident, died Sunday morning March 17, 1996 at Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City. She was 67.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. this morning, Wednesday, March 20, 1996 in the Trout Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Alan Mace, Pastor, First Christian Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of the Trout Funeral Home.

She was born October 15, 1928 in Chautauqua, Kansas to Birl and Gladys (Daniels) Huckstep. She graduated from Sedan High School in Sedan in 1946.

She married J. M. Boulangcr, May 27, 1948 at the First Christian Church in Pawhuska. Prior to her marriage she had worked as a legal secretary and for Phillips Petroleum in Sedan, Kansas. After they moved to Ponca City in September of 1948, she was employed by the Stevenson and Grantham Attorney's At Law. She was also proud to be a homemaker while her children were in school. She retired in 1982 from the Retail Merchants Assn. and Credit Bureau of Ponca City where she was the manager.

Survivors include: her husband, Junior of the home; one daughter, Patti Johnson of Irving, Texas; one son, Michael of Tulsa one grandson, Will and one brother Merle Huckstep of Dickinson, North Dakota.

Casket bearers were; Victor Coates, Fd Brooks, Owen Rozell, Lowell Betow, Wayne Birdsong and Frank Rorie.

Memorial contributions can be made in Mrs. Boulanger's name to the First Christian Church, 210 N. 5th, Ponca City, Oklahoma, 74601.


November 1997

MRS. MARGARET R. BOULANGER - Submitted by Marcia Moore

Margaret Ruth “Margo” Boulanger, 78, of Sedan, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1997 at her home.

Mrs. Boulanger was born June 7, 1919 in Bucyrus, KS to George William and Jennie Belle (Moss) Humberd. She grew up in the Louisburg area, where she attended school and graduated from Louisburg High School. After graduating from high school she attended Kansas State Teachers College in Pittsburg.

On March 8, 1941 she married Cleman C. “Buck” Boulanger in Kansas City, MO. In 1945 they moved to Boulanger, OK, where they made their home until 1965 when they moved to Sedan.

Mrs. Boulanger was very active in the Sedan community and area affairs. She worked with the Southeast Kansas Economic Development, Farmers Home Administration, SRS and Agencies on Aging. At the time of her death she was a Silver-Haired Legislator. She wrote articles for the Sedan Times-Star, the Tulsa World Farm Magazine and the Coffeyville Journal. She also broadcast local news for radio stations in Wichita, Pawhuska and Coffeyville.

In 1976 she served as city and county Bicentennial chairman and assisted the DAR in the organizing and marking of the famous Black Dog Trail. Mrs. Boulanger was elected the first woman mayor of Sedan in 1985 and served as first woman president of the Sedan Chamber of Commerce, and was Boss of the Year in 1985.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Sedan, Chapter DC PEO Sisterhood, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, the Kansas Authors Club, Wesleyan Guild, American National Penwomen, Tulsa Opera Guild and the Osage County Cowbelles. She enjoyed music and was organist for the Methodist church for many years and volunteer pianist whenever needed.

Survivors include her husband; one son, Robert Alan Boulanger of Pawhuska, OK; one daughter, Marcia Ann Moore of Severy, KS; and four grandchildren – Jim Allan Roberts, Melanie Ann Roberts, Nicole Annette Boulanger and Shay Daniel Roberts; and three step grandchildren – Joey, Dean and Randy Mallinger.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Sedan with burial in Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan. Friends may call until 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until service time Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Sedan.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice, Inc., or the First United Methodist Church. Contributions may be left at Graves Funeral Home of Caney, which is in charge of arrangements.


Sedan Times-Star - January 31, 1946

MR. MITCHER BOULANGER - Submitted by Freida Wells

Mitcher Boulanger, Elgin, Dies of Heart Attack

A shock to the people of Elgin and Sedan came Wednesday afternoon when it was stated Mitcher Boulanger of Elgin had died from a heart attack. Mr. Boulanger was 45 years old at the time of his death and had lived in and around Elgin all his life.

Wednesday afternoon Mr. Boulanger was talking with Kenneth Williams, a friend, south of Elgin hear the highway Y. He complained of a pain in his chest. Mr. Williams offered to take him to a doctor but Mr. Boulanger said he would ride his tractor to the house. Williams driving his car ahead of the tractor heard a crash. Looking around he saw the tractor turned over and Mr. Boulanger nearby. By the time Williams got to him he was dead.

Mr. Boulager is survived by his widow, two sons, Junior and Tommy at home and two daughters Mrs. Virgil Herrard of Russell, Kansas and Mrs. Devon Barnes of Hawthorn, California. Two sisters also survive, Mrs. Eledge Roach of Independence, Kansas and Mrs. Ellis Hill of Boulanger. Another sister Mrs. Alta Wood preceded him in death.

Funeral services have not been made pending word from Mrs. Barnes in California. The body was taken to Pawhuska to await burial.

(Note: Charles Mitcher Boulanger was born 27 Jul 1900 in Boulanger, Osage Co., Oklahoma to Isaac Walter & Rachel R. Moffitt Boulanger. He was married to Essie Gertrude Johnson ca 1918. He died 30 Jan 1946.)


Prairie Star - December 19, 2012

MRS. SHIRLEY J. BOULANGER

Shirley J. Boulanger, 85, of Sedan, passed away on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 at the Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan.

She was born on Jan. 3, 1927 in Sedan to Cleo J. “Dutch” Warring and Nellie (Anderson) Warring. She attended school at the Maggie Kilmer Grade School in Sedan before graduating early from Sedan High School. After high school she attended Kansas State Teacher’s College in Emporia, receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in teaching. While in college she was a member of the sorority Sigma Sigma Sigma.

On Sept. 8, 1946 she married Edward E. Boulanger in Sedan, and to this union four children were born. They were later divorced.

Her teaching career started in 1949 at Admire, Kan. She then taught in Wichita, Osage County, Okla., and Chautauqua before beginning her tenure with the Sedan School System in 1961. Shirley retired from teaching in 1991.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sedan, also the choir director for many years at the church, was a member of the PEO, and also enjoyed taking annual trips with her Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority sisters. She also was the director of volunteers for the Emmett Kelly Museum for many years.

She is survived by three daughters, Andrea Novak and husband Dan of Bartlesville, Okla., Darby Cole and husband Gary of rural Elk City, and Stacy Hicks and husband Curtis of Bartlesville, Okla.; one son, Kirk Boulanger and wife Barbara of Towanda, Kan.; twelve grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; two nephews, Pastor John R. Warring of Sedan and Jim Warring of Bartlesville, Okla.

She was preceded in death by her brother John Ed Warring and her parents.

Church services were held Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Sedan with Pastor John Warring of the First Christian Church and Pastor Gary Cole of the Lone Cherry Baptist Church officiating. Burial followed at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan.

The family has suggested memorials to the First Baptist Church in Sedan, Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, or Sedan High School Music Department and those remembrances may be left in care of the David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361. To view the obituary or leave a message for the family please go to www.dwbfh.com.

David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.


The Cedar Vale Messenger - July 17, 1947

MRS. BIRDIE T. BOWEN - Submitted by Cheryl King

Pioneer Resident Buried Wednesday.
Mrs. Birdie T. Bowen Died Monday in Winfield Hospital.
Funeral services for Mrs. Birdie T. Bowen, 81, pioneer resident of this community, were held Wednesday, July 16, at 2:00 p.m. at the Adam funeral home. Rev. Raymond Coldren officiated. Rev. Coldren and Miss Lucille Sweaney sang two duets, " Does Jesus Care" and "Abide With Me." Mrs. A. B. Hassard was at the piano. Pall bearers were John Fisher, Virgil Hill, W. W. Lemert, Grant Utt, A. L. Pate and Lester Smith. Burial was in the Cedar Vale Cemetery.

Mrs. Birdie T. Bowen, daughter of William and Eliza Thompson, was born in Benton county, Iowa, on February 15, 1866, and passed away July 14, 1947, at St. Mary's hospital, Winfield, Kansas, where she had been for the last sixteen days of her life, at the age of 81 years, four months and 29 days.

In the fall of 1871 her parents moved to Cedar Vale community and homesteaded on what is now the Harold Ridings place. There were few families here at that time. They had to drive to Independence for groceries. Her entire life has been spent in this community. She joined the Baptist church in January, 1888, and has been a faithful member.

She was united in marriage to James Douglas Bowen January 1, 1899, at Sedan, Kansas. To this union three sons were born. One son, Harry, died shortly after birth. Her husband died October 16, 1937. Those who survive are two sons, James Ray Bowen, Bowring, Okla., and Earl D. Bowen, Cedar Vale; five grandchildren; several nephews and nieces and a host of friends.


Sedan Times-Star - December 6, 2000

MR. CHARLES D. BOWEN

Charles Douglas Bowen passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2000.

He was born March 22, 1929 at Elgin, Kansas to James Ray Bowen and Lillie May (Niblack) Bowen. He attended school at Bowring, Oklahoma and served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War in Korea. He was a member of the Sedan VFW and American Legion.

He married Stella Marie Duggan on December 31, 1955 at Chautauqua, Kansas. He lived in this area all of his life except when he worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator in various places in Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska. He also worked in the oil fields, farmed and ranched. He was a County Commissioner in Chautauqua County, a volunteer for CASA in Montgomery and Elk Counties, a member and president of the Men’s Fellowship at the First Baptist Church, an active member of the Caney Valley Tractor Club and on the Board of New Beginnings at Neodesha.

Survivors include his wife, Stella, of the home, son, Jim Bowen of Sedan, KS and two grandchildren, Breann and Zack of Winfleld, KS, four sisters, Marjorie Young of El Dorado, KS, Frances Seaman of Mulvane, KS, Kay Dale of Wichita, KS and Jessie Latta of Moore, OK, several nieces and nephews and lots of friends.

Pallbearers were Rick Craft, Dan Hadley, Ralph Tresner, Sparky Spires, Frank McCorkle and Jim McMahan. Honorary pallbearers were Gary Jellison, Bob House, Charley Chase, Max Utterback, Paul Sturges and Clay Beckenholdt.


The Cedar Vale Messenger - June 19, 1936

INFANT DELMER R. BOWEN - Submitted by Cheryl King

Delmer Ray Bowen, two-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bowen who live north of Bowring, died at the Rose rooms at Caney Friday morning, June 12, of summer complaint from which he had been suffering for six days.

Besides the parents, a brother, Charles Douglas and a sister, Lena Marjorie survive. The child was a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Bowen of Cedar Vale. Funeral services were held at the Cedar Vale Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. Winter Green in charge. A quartet composed of Bobby House, Nolan Pack, Catherine Holroyd and Florine Johnson sang, "Precious Jewels" and "Does Jesus Care." Miss Holroyd sang "A Little Pink Rose." Melba Johnson accompanied the singers. Bearers of the small casket were: Albert David, Lloyd Hankison, George Henry Hassard and Hubert Scott. Interment was in Cedar Vale cemetery.


The Sedan Times-Star - April 2, 1980

MR. FRANCIS EARL BOWEN, SR - Submitted by AFOFG

Earl Bowen Sr. Dies in Texas
Francis Earl Bowen sr., 80, died Mar. 28 at a nursing home near Falfurrias, Tex.

Bowen was a longtime resident of Sedan and worked for Walter Denman. He was united in marriage on Mar. 3, 1943 to Delsie (Williams) Norris.

Survivors include his wife, Delsie of Coffeyville; three sons, Robert L. of Premont, Tex., Harold of Corpus Christi, Tex., and Francis E. jr. of Falfurrias, Tex.; five stepsons, Wibur Norris of Caney, David Norris and Lowell Norris, both of Coffeyville, Walter Norris of Waxahachie, Tex., and Don Norris of Enid, Okla.; two daughters, Mrs. Bessie Pearson of Falfurrias, Tex., and Mrs. Ruby Monse of Palacias, Tex.; one brother, Clayton Bowen of Coffeyville; 17 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the First Church of God in Falfurrias.

There was also a memorial service held at the Coffeyville Medicalodge nursing home where his wife is living.


The Cedar Vale Messenger - October 21, 1937

MR. JAMES D. BOWEN - Submitted by Cheryl King

CEDAR VALE CEM James Douglas Bowen was born in Illinois July 26, 1861, and departed this life at his home here in Cedar Vale, Kansas, October 16, 1937, at the age of 76 years, two months, and four days. He came to Kansas in his youthful years, and has lived in this community for many years. He was united in marriage to Birdie Thompson in 1899. To this union two sons were born, Ray and Douglas. He united with the Baptist church about 18 years ago. He lived a consistant christian life through the years. He loved his chuch and was always willing and ready to do his part for the church, and for the community. He was in failing health for many years, yet he looked on the bright side of life and kept confidence in self and his fellow man. He was a loyal husband, a loving father, a good citizen, and a true friend.

He leaves to mourn his going his faithful and loving wife, his two sons, Ray and Douglas, three grandchildren, Charles Douglas, Marjorie and Frances, and one brother John, other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services were conducted at the Bowen home Monday afternoon, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Winter Green, pastor of the Baptist church in charge. Interment was made in the Cedar Vale cemetery. Mrs. Arthur Hassard and Mrs. Fred Holroyd sang two duets. The pall bearers were J. L. Henderson, Owen Lively, S. W. House, John Fisher, Perry Elliott, and Henry Oliver. Out of town friends and relatives hers for the service were Mrs. J. S. Bowen, Mrs. Joy Baird, and Mrs. Neil Bowen of Guthrie, Okla.; Mrs. Gertrude Lomis and Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Hess of Sedan; Mr. John Bowen of Grainola, Okla.; Mrs. Gertrude Bowen of Caney.


March 17, 1993

MR. JAMES R. BOWEN - Submitted by Freida Wells

James "Ray" Bowen, 91, of Sedan, died Wednesday March 10, 1993 at St. Joseph Hospital in Wichita. He was born Sept. 29, 1901 at Cedar Vale to James Douglas and Birdie (Thompson) Bowen.

Bowen was a motor grader operator and rancher in the area. On April 9, 1928 in Erie, he married Lillie Mae Niblack. Following her death, he married Cecil Burdett April 29, 1973. She preceded him in death Feb. 25, 1980.

Survivors include a son, Charles Bowen of Sedan, four daughters, Marjorie Young, Augusta, Frances Seaman, Linda Kay Dale, both of Wichita, and Jessie Ann Latta of Moore, Ok. There are twelve grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Services were held Saturday, March 13 at 2:00 p.m. in the Cedar Vale Cemetery with Rev. Dois Nix officiating.

Memorials have been suggested to the Sedan Senior Citizens. Gravcs- Baird Funeral Home was in charge of arrangments.


Prairie Star - July 25, 2012

MRS. STELLA M. BOWEN

Stella Marie Bowen, 87, of Sedan, passed away Monday, July 16, 2012, at Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan.

She was born Jan. 12, 1925, in Chautauqua County, to Leo “Chili” Duggan and Pearl (Riley) Duggan. She attended High Rock School and Caney Valley School before graduating from Sedan High School.

On Dec. 31, 1955, she married Charles Bowen in Chautauqua. They lived in Chautauqua County most of their life. She was preceded in death by her husband on Nov. 29, 2000. After Charles’s death she moved to Pleasant Valley Manor where she has been a resident for the past eight years.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents. She is survived by one son, James Ray “Jim” Bowen of Lafontaine; ex-daughter-in-law Donna Rozell and husband Mike of Winfield; two grandchildren, Zackary Bowen and Breann and husband Kevin Schoon; two sister-laws, Frances Seaman and husband Doyle of Mulvane, and Jessie Latta of Moore, Okla.; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held Saturday, July 21, at at the Riley Cemetery east of Sedan, with Reverend John Warring of the First Christian Church officiating.

The family has suggested memorials to the Pleasant Valley Manor Activity Fund and can be left in care of the David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361.

To view the obituary or to leave a message for the family, please visit www.dwbfh.com. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.


Prairie Star - January 13, 2010

MR. JOSEPH A. G. BOWER

Joseph Aron Grant Bower, age 34, of Sedan, passed away on Friday afternoon, Jan. 8, 2009 at his residence in Sedan.

He was born May 21, 1975 in Oklahoma City, Okla., to Mary Spurlock. He attended school in Sedan and graduated from the Sedan High School in 1993. He lived in Sedan most of his life. He worked road construction for commercial contractors until he had to retire with disability after being injured.

He loved kids and enjoyed making people laugh.

He is survived by his mother and step-father, Mary and Bruce Lane of Sedan; two sisters, Tamara Wood of Midwest City, Okla., and Amber Lane of Sedan; and two brothers, Clayton Bower of Yukon, Okla., and Ben Lane of Sedan; his step-paternal grandparents, Jeana and Ronnie Paslay and nine nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 at the Church of Christ with Pastor Joe Thomas officiating. A private family burial will take place at a later date.

Friends may sign the register book from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, Jan. 12-15.

The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Head Injury Foundation and these remembrances may be left in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361.

David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.


The Cedar Vale Messenger - April 12, 1912

MR. LESTER F. BOWEN - Submitted by Cheryl King

Lester Forest Bowen, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Bowen, born near Cedar Vale, Kans., Feb. 6, 1901 died at his home in Livingston, Montana Jan. 10, 1912, aged 10 years, 11 months and 4 days. Lester moved with his parents when only 8 months old from Cedar Vale to their county home near Livingston and lived there until two years ago, when they moved to town. Lester leaves father, mother, and sister Inez to mourn him. Though young as he was, he often talked of the hereafter and he belonged to the Temperance Union and the Anti-Cigarette league.


The Cedar Vale Messenter - May 3, 1973

MRS. LILLIE M. BOWEN - Submitted by Cheryl King

Funeral services for Mrs. Ray (Lillie Mae) Bowen, 67, of Sedan were held Tuesday May 1, at 10:30 a.m. in the First Baptist church, with Rev. Dois Nix of Sedan officiating. Lucile Littrell and Shirley Brown sang "Beyond the Sunset" and "How Great Thou Art," accompanied by Helen Buchele, organist. Pallbearers were Everett Boulanger, Virgil Crane, Joe Kirchner, L. B. May, Claude Wassom, Sid Smith. Burial was in Cedar Vale Cemetery under the direction of Miles Funeral Home.

Mrs. Bowen was born March 12, 1906 at Elgin, the daughter of Jess and Sally Powell Niblack. She was married to Ray Bowen, April 9, 1928 at Erie. She died April 29, 1973 at Sedan City Hospital in Sedan.

Survivors include her husband, Ray; one son, Charles Bowen of Sedan; four daughters, Marjorie Young of Eureka, Frances Seaman, Kay Dale and Jessie Letta, all of Wichita; her mother, Mrs. Sally Niblack of Sedan; two brothers, Bill Niblack of McCune, Ed Niblack of Sedan; five sisters, Fannie Gipson and Alice Wall of Elgin, Beulah Thopmson of Pawhuska, Okla. and Eva Lawrence of Sedan, Marjorie Boyd of Dewey, Okla.; and twelve grandchildren.


Prairie Star - January 2, 2012

MR. BRANDON L. BOWERS

Brandon Lee Bowers, 29, of Elgin, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at his home in Elgin.

He was born on June 13, 1983 in Kankakee, Ill., to William Brett Bowers and Donita (Brace) Bowers. He lived in the St. Anne, Ill., area until moving to Sedan in 1992. He attended Sedan High School.

On Sept. 30, 1999, he married Sheila Hopkins in Miami, Okla. After their marriage they lived in Elgin as he worked as a laborer in the oil field for Jones and Buck Development and also Lamamco Oil Company. Brandon and Sheila were later divorced.

He enjoyed fishing, model cars, tinkering with his trucks, and mudding, but most of all he loved his kids.

He is survived by one daughter, Marquia Kay Bowers of Sedan; one son, Xane Aspen Bowers also of Sedan; his mother and stepfather, Donita and husband Mike Buhler of Sedan; his father, William Brett Bowers of St. Anne, Ill.; one sister, Lee Ann and husband Robert Rippy of Brookhaven, Miss.; his maternal grandmother, Pat Brace of Sedan; four aunts and uncles and many other family members.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Donald Brace and paternal grandparents, Chuck and Bev Davis.

Cremation has taken place and the family has not scheduled any service arrangements at this time.

Memorials can be made to the Marquia and Xane Bowers Memorial Fund; those remembrances can be left with the David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361.

To view the entire obituary or leave a message for the family please go to www.dwbfh.com. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.


Sedan Times-Star - January 3, 2001

MR. BOB L. BOWERSOCK

Bobby L. (Bob) Bowersock, age 70, of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, died Saturday, December 30, 2000, at the Jane Phillips Medical Center.

Graveside services for Mr. Bowersock were held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Sunnyside Cemetery in Caney, KS with Rev. Brad McLean of the Virginia Avenue Baptist Church officiating. Graveside services and interment was directed by the Stumpif Funeral Home in Bartlesville, OK.

Memorials have been established with the Muscular Dystrophy Association. 3010 Harvard Ave., Suite 322. Tulsa; OK 74114 or the American Lung Association. 2805 E. Skelly Dr., Suite 806, Tulsa, OK 74105.

Mr. Bowersock was born on November 23, 1930, the son of Earl and Goldie (Fulk) Bowersock. He was raised and received his education in the Sedan. Kansas area, graduating from Sedan High School with the class of 1948. He then graduated from Kansas State University. He had worked as a geologist for the Haliburton Company, the Dowell Company and the Army Corp of Engineers. He came to Bartlesville in 1968 to work for Bill’s Thrifiy Wise Grocery Store, where he worked for 22 years, retiring in 1990 due to ill health and the store closing. He married Irene in 1957 and later married Dorothy Alcorn.

Mr. Bówersock is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of the home, two daughters, Bobbi Shaw and Dee Lynn Chap and her husband, Dean, Fairfield, TX, one step daughter, Judy Foy, Colorado, three stepsons, Ron Alcorn and his wife, Kelly, Mike Alcorn and Gene Alcorn, all of Colorado, one sister, Billie J. Polk, Derby, KS, one brother-in-law, DeWayne Barnett, Sedan, KS, two grandsons, Jesse Shaw and Chase Chap of Fairfield, TX, three step grandsons, Sean Foy, Shane Alcorn and Caleb Alcorn, Colorado, one step granddaughter, Kim Austin, Colorado, two step great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, several cousins, including Bill Bowersock and his wife, Pat, Bartlesville, OK, and close friends, Cassie and Bail Rowe and sons. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Earlene Barnett.


The Coffeyville Journal May 22, 1978

MR. FLOYD BOWLES - Submitted by Charlotte Lamb Bennett

Floyd Bowles, 88, of Caney died Saturday in the Caney Rest Home. He was born April 11, 1890 at Niotaze to John & Mildred (Kilbourn) Bowles. He lived in Niotaze before moving to Caney in 1972.

On January 6, 1912 at Sedan he married Ruth Payne. She died August 28, 1975.

He was a member of the Niotaze Christian Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Leslie Ferris of Emporia, Mrs. Dee Todd of Caney, Mrs. Robert Phelan of Sylban, NY.; one son Clifford, of Denver; seven grandchildren, 20 grandchildren; and a half sister, Mrs. John King of Tampa.

Funeral services will be at 2 p. m. Tuesday in the Graves Funeral Home at Caney, with burial in Fairview Cemetery at Niotaze.


Caney August 29, 1975

MRS. RUTH A. BOWLES - Submitted by Charlotte Lamb Bennett

Mrs. Ruth A. Bowles, 79, a resident of Caney, died early this morning in the Caney Municipal Hospital. She was admitted on August 19.

She was born Dec. 28, 1895 at Wagoner, OK., the daughter of Benjamin and Suzy (Miser) Payne. She had lived in the Niotaze area most of her life. She had lived in Caney for several years. On January 6, 1912 at Sedan, she married to Floyd Bowles, who survives at the home. She was a member of the Christian Church in Niotaze.

Survivors, in addition to the widower of the home, include three daughters, Mrs. Dee Todd of Littleton, Colo., Mrs. Lesley Ferris of Emporia, and Mrs. Robert Phelan of Utica, N. Y.; a son Clifford, of Denver, Colo.; 11 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p. m. Saturday in the Graves Funeral Home with burial in Fairview Cemetery in Niotaze.


MRS. ANNA BOWMAN - 1938 - submitted by S. R. Aiken

Anna Bowman daughter of Edwin and Anna Hartley born, Sept. 20, 1863, Philadelphia, Penn., died May 26, 1938, burial at Elcado Cemetery. Married at age 20, Anna was a Presbyterian. Her parents migrated to Iowa, then to Chautauqua County, near Jonesburg.
Children: Emma, died Oct. 27, 1893; Anna Lorena McConnell, died Jan. 10, 1911; Elizabeth Embree of Sedan, Benjamin Clifford Bowman, near Elk City, Glessie Bauder, Grenola, Nellie Gibbens, Dewey, Okla., Mary Allee, Barnsdall, Okla., Olga Ethel Parks Oklahoma City, Okla., Charles Franklin Bowman, Oklahoma City, Okla., Allie Hartley Runyan, Chautauqua, Gladys Aiken, near Elk City.

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Sedan Times-Star - May 26, 1938

MRS. ANNA BOWMAN

Mrs. Anna Bowman aged 72 [sic], mother of Mrs. H B Embree of Sedan, died at her home near Elk City early this morning. The remains were brought to the Baird Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements have not been made but the services will not take place before Saturday. Burial will be at Elcado cemetery. Her condition has continued critical since she suffered a stroke five weeks ago.

The deceased is survived by the following sons and daughters, Frank Bowman of Oklahoma City, Clifford with whom she made her home, Mrs. Embree of Sedan; Mrs. Fred Border [sic] of Grenola; Mrs. Merritt Gibbens of Dewey; Mrs. Frank Allee of Barnsdall; Mrs. Loyd Runyan of Chautauqua; Mrs. Verlin Akens [sic] of Elk City, Mrs. Bud Parks, Oklahoma City. Mrs. Bowman spent much time in Sedan with Mr. and Mrs. Embree.


Sedan Times-Star - August 14, 2002

MR. ELTON BOWMAN

Elton E. Bowman, 74, of Sedan, died Thursday morning, Aug. 8, in his home.

He was born Sept. 5, 1927 at his parents home near Geuda Springs, Kan. to Ralph and Revah (Graham) Bowman. He grew up on the farm and attended Arkansas City High School, graduating in 1954. He immediately enlisted in the U. S. Navy, where he served until after the end of WWII.

Elton married Elois (Baker) Burns in 1945 and they started a dairy farm and farming operation in 1948 near Arkansas City. In 1953, they moved to Sedan, where they continued the dairy until 1969, when the farm was changed to grain farming only. They were later divorced.

Elton married Una Mae Harmon in 1983 and they continued the farming operations with his son, Edwin, in Chautauqua County.

During his years of farming, he served on various county boards such as ASCS, Soil Conservation, Farm Bureau, Farm Management, County Fair Board, School Board and other civic organizations in Sedan.

Elton always believed strongly in the Farm Bureau organization. After serving many years at the county level, he was elected in 1983 to serve on the Kansas Farm Bureau Board of Directors in Manhattan, Kan., where he served until 1994.

These were exciting years for Elton and Una Mae, as they made many lasting friends across Kansas while they worked to change the old farmer image many people had of farmers to modem business people they are today.

Elton was always an early riser and loved to get up early. He enjoyed seeing the sun come up of a morning and felt it was the best part of the day. He was ever grateful for the life he had been given as a farmer.

Elton joined the Mt. Hope Methodist Church at the age of seven and was baptized in a farm pond near the church. He later changed membership to the First Baptist Church in Sedan, where he and Una Mae were active.

Survivors include his wife, Una Mae, of the home, two Sons, Clay and Cheryl Bowman, Lawrence, Kan., and Edwin and Jann Bowman, Sedan, Kan., one daughter, Teresa and Jim Thompson, Kansas City, four grandchildren, Jeremy Bowman, Chicago, Ill., Darren Thompson, lola, Diana Thompson, Kansas City and Doran Leigh Bowman, Sedan, and one sister, Mrs. Ivan (Martha) Pierce, Idabel, OkLa.

Also surviving are Una Mae’s children, Cindy Raymon, Carlsbad, Calif., Jim and Debbie Raymon, Mulvane, Jeff and Joy Raymon, Wichita and their childhen, Emily and Aaron.

Elton’s parents preceded him in life’s journey.
Services were held Monday, Aug. 12, at 10 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of Sedan, with Rev. Stan Cover and Rev. Dois Nix officiating. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan.

The family suggests memorials to the First Baptist Church in Sedan or the Fair Building. Contributions may be left with the funeral home. David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan was in charge of the arrangements.


MR. FRANKLIN BOWMAN - 1929 - submitted by S. R. Aiken

Franklin Bowman, son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Bowman born, Sept. 11, 1857, Fremont County, Iowa died, Oct. 10, 1929.
At about two years of age, the family crossed to Oregon, later to Washington, Idaho, and back to Iowa in 1864. In 1867, the family came to Kansas, where Frank grew up.
He came to Caney in 1882 and was married to Anna Jane Hartley on Sept. 10, 1883. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, Caney.
The funeral was at the family home, five miles south of Sedan, Saturday, Oct. 12, 1929. Burial was at Elcado Cemetery.

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Sedan Times-Star - October 17, 1929

MR. FRANK BOWMAN

Frank Bowman Dead Frank Bowman, aged 72, for many years a resident of the county died at his home five miles south of Sedan last Thursday evening. His death followed a prolonged period of declining health.

Funeral service was conducted at the residence Saturday afternoon by the Rev. L. E. Griffith. Interment was made in Elcado cemetery near Jonesburg. Caney Odd Fellows lodge, assisted by members of Sedan lodge, conducted the ritualistic ceremony of the order at the grave. Deceased had been a member of the Caney Odd Fellows lodge for many years.

Deceased is survived by his widow and by seven daughters and two sons. The daughters are Mrs. E. B. Embree and Mrs. Lloyd Runyan of Sedan; Mrs. F. E. Border, Grenola; Mrs. Bert Parks, Bartlesville; Mrs. M. J. Gibben, Dewey, Okla.; Mrs. Frank Allee, Barnsdall, Okla.; Miss Gladys Bowman at home. The sons, Clifford and Frank. All of the children were at his bedside when the end came.


Sedan Times-Star - December 6, 2000

MR GEORGE A. BOWMAN

George Allen Bowman, age 34, third generation rancher and a resident of Bartlesville, Oklahoma died Sunday, December 3, 2000, after a valiant fight with cancer at the Jane Phillips Medical Center.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 9, 2000, at the Tyro Christian Church with David Bycroft officiating. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family has established a trust fund for George’s children at the Weststar Bank, c/o Stacy Copeland, Box 999, Bartlesville, OK 74005.

George Allen Bowman was born on May 15, 1966 at Bartlesville, OK, the son of J.B. and Betty Jean (Brown) Bowman. He was raised and received his education at Sedan, Kansas, graduating with the class of 1984 from the Sedan High School. He was married to Lisa Middlebusher on March 24, 1989. They later divorced in 1995. George worked as a cowboy for the Chapman Barnard Ranch in Pawhuska, OK, the Waggoner Ranch in Vernon, TX, Larry Reeder Ranch in Stephensvile, TX, the Drummond Ranch and the Sooner Land and Livestock Company, both of Pawhuska, OK. He then became a self-employed rancher and cattleman. He moved to Bartlesville in 1998 due to ill health. He enjoyed steer roping associations. He was a member of the PRCA, OSRA, the Farm Bureau, the Kansas Livestock Association and the Invitational Steer Roping Association and had attended the Tyro Christian Church.

He is survived by one son, Chad Bowman of Bartlesville, OK, one daughter. Marisa Marie Bowman of Bartlesville, OK, his father and stepmother, J.B. and Mary Bowman of Peru, KS, his mother, Jean Bowman of Bartlesville, OK, one brother, Benton Ace Bowman of Pawhuska, OK, his paternal grandmother, Nila Julia Bowman of Peru, KS and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by one brother, Chad Arron Bowman and one sister Tammie Jane Bowman.


Prairie Star - January 11, 2012

MRS. MARY L. BOWMAN

Mary Louise Bowman, 69, of Peru, Kan., passed away Dec. 28, 2011, at the family home.

Born Feb. 14, 1942, at Dewey, Okla., the daughter of Charles A. and Jewel J. Bond, she grew up in Dewey and also in California.

She was retired from Phillips Petroleum Company.

She was married to Carl Thomison in Dewey in 1958, and he preceded her in death in a tornado in 1982. She was married to Keith Davis in 1983. He preceded her in death on Dec. 22,1987.

She was married to J.B. Bowman on June 22, 1994, at the family home at Peru.

Mary is survived by her husband J.B. of Peru; three children, Christopher Thomison and wife Susan, Scott Thomison and Billy Thomison and wife Michele, all of Caney; her stepson, Ace Bowman of Pawhuska, Okla.; two brothers, George Bond of Indiana and Ed Bond of Dewey; two sisters, Rose Bartlett of Colorado and Helen Bolton of Grove, Okla.; six grandchildren, Kristin Thomison, Gillian Thomison, Brad Thomison, Valarie Thomison, Jenna Ames and Jamie Thomison; six step grandchildren, Erin Garner, Ian Garner, Brandon Bowman, Tyler Bowman, Marissa Bowman and Chad Bowman; and four great-grandchildren.

Her funeral service was held at 1 p.m., Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at the Stumpff Funeral Home, Bartlesville, Okla. Interment was at Sunnyside Cemetery, Caney, Kan.


Prairie Star - September 24, 2008

MRS. UNA M. BOWMAN

Una Mae (Burden) Bowman, age 72, of Sedan, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008 at the Pleasant Valley Manor Nursing Home in Sedan after a brief battle with cancer.

Una Mae was born on Feb. 27, 1936 in rural Chautauqua County to Ray and Ethel (Ray) Burden, the youngest of nine children. After her birth, her mother developed a blood clot in her leg which resulted in amputation. Unable to care for nine children, her mother Ethel asked her best friends, Harry and Flossie (Robertson) Savage to raise Una Mae, which they were happy to do. Ray and Ethel subsequently divorced and Ethel moved with her two older daughters to California. Una Mae continued to live with the Savages and attended Magga Kilmer School and later graduated in 1953 from Sedan High School. She was a Cradle Roll member of the First Baptist Church of Sedan.

She married Garold Raymon in 1953 and they later divorced. To this union were born three children: Cynthia, Jeffrey and James. In 1983, she married Elton Bowman who preceded her in death in 2002. She counted Elton's children, Edwin, Teresa and Clay, as her own.

During her career, she worked as a secretary for American Airlines in Tulsa, Okla., as a switchboard operator for Phillips Petroleum in Bartlesville, Okla., as bookkeeper for Bill Moore Motors and Bilt-Rite Construction Company in Sedan. In 1975, she was elected Chautauqua County Treasurer, serving unopposed for 15 years until her retirement in 1990. After retiring from the Treasurer's office she also served as Deputy Register of Deeds for five years.

Una Mae devoted her "leisure" time to being a world traveler, a homemaker and a farmer's wife. She enjoyed accompanying Elton on his many trips with the Kansas Farm Bureau Board of Directors. She also enjoyed entertaining her family and friends, doing a little "porch sitting" and had an enormous love of music of all kinds. Una Mae was always up for a rousing game of cards, be it poker or "Spite and Malice."

Una Mae will be missed by many and we loved her well.

In addition to her biological and foster parents and her husband, Elton, she was preceded in death by her adopted sister, Maxine (Savage) Hunt; brothers, Wilmer Dean Burden, Vern "Bud" Burden and Bill Burden; sisters, Colyn, Reon, and Myrna Terry.

She is survived by children Cynthia Raymon of Sedan, Jeff and wife Joy Raymon, and Jim Raymon of Wichita; Edwin and wife Jann Bowman of rural Sedan, Teresa and husband Jim Thompson of Stilwell, and Clay and wife Cheryl Bowman of Lawrence, as well as her six grandchildren: Emily {Raymon) and husband Nathan Jones of College Station, Texas, Aaron Raymon of Wichita, Diana Thompson and Darren Thompson of Overland Park, Doran Bowman of Wamego, and Jeremy and wife Jennifer Bowman of Chicago, Il. Also surviving are one brother, Cleon Burden and sisters, Jerry Yokum and Barbara Chandonnet, all of California.

Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 22, 2008 at the First Baptist Church in Sedan, with Dr. J. Dean McNamara officiating. Interment followed at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the First Baptist Church or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and these remembrances may be left in care of David Barnes Funeral Home 209 N. Douglas Sedan, Kansas 67361.


MRS. VERA A. BOYCE

Vera Aileen Boyce passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2000, at the Howard Twilight Manor in Howard, Kansas. She was 92 years of age and a long time resident of Howard. Vera was born on July 13, 1908 at LeRoy, Kansas to Harue and Emma Belle (Kennedy) Fannon. She moved with her family to Sedan, Kansas at an early age and graduated from Sedan High School.

Vera was married to Paul A. Palmer and to this union were born two sons, James and Bernard. This marriage later ended. On August 8, 1936, she married Fred Garnett Boyce at Sedan, KS. Vera was a devoted wife and mother and made a home for her family at several locations in Kansas and Oklahoma. In 1964, Vera and Fred retired and moved to Howard. He preceded her in death on October 14, 1979.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Carter-Rader Post #149 at Howard and she attended the Howard United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her sons, Jim Palmer of Sedan, KS and Bernard Palmer of McPherson, KS, seven grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 21, 2000, at the Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard with Rev. Kibum Kim of the Howard United Methodist Church officiating.

A memorial has been established with the Howard United Methodist Church. Contributions may be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements were made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard, KS.


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