Prairie Star - October 27, 2010
MR. DONALD G. BRACE
Donald George Brace, age 69, of Sedan, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010 in Sedan.
He was born Aug. 9, 1941 in Kalamazoo, Mich., to George Alfred and Beatrice Irene (Green) Brace. He attended school at Green Cove Springs, Fla. He married Patricia Dandurand on June 4, 1959 in Kankakee. Ill. He was a farmer for 10 years.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Brace of the home in Sedan; five daughters, Kristie Purnell of Kankakee, Ill., Roberta Porch of Golconda. MI., Donita Brace, Donna Morris and Debbie Terrell all of Sedan; one son, Paul Brace of Bradley, Ill.; one sister, Carol Wilson of Sumrall, Miss., 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Joyce Myers.
He enjoyed farming, gardening, fishing, and spending time with family and friends. He also enjoyed his coffee time with his friends at the local restaurants and One Stop.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service was held Saturday. Sept. 25, 2010 at the Church of Christ in Sedan, with Pastor Joe Thomas officiating. Inurnment will be held privately at a later date.
The family suggests memorials to the Donald George Brace Memorial Fund and these remembrances may be left with the funeral home or mailed c/o David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 North Douglas, Sedan, Kansas, 67361.
To leave a message for the family please visit wvvw.dwbfh. com. David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan is in charge of arrangements.
MR. GEORGE BRADLEY
Died, in Sedan June 9, at his residence, Geo Bradley. The familiar form of Uncle George will be seen on our streets no more. He was born in Yorkshire England, Dec, 18, 1819, and came to Canada West when he was 19 years old. He was married to Miss Mary McMahan Sep., 28,1853, in London, Canada. In 1871 they moved to St. Clair county Mo. Coming to Kansas in 1875. Having lived together nearly 41 years and raised a large family. James, Richard, George and Agnes wife of Dr. Sharpless are the living children. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. J. Cooke and Rev. O'Byrne in the M. E. church. The attendance was very large showing the appreciation and worth of the deceased by his friends. Few men that have been called home by death in our community that will be missed more than Father Bradley. He united with the Baptist church years ago and lived a consistent Christian life. A man of strong will,honest and industrious
As a young man, Leon moved to Washington state were he was employed in dam construction near Bridgeport. On June 6, 1952, he married Marlene Maxine Hammers at Bridgeport, Washington. Leon served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955, and was a member of the Army Reserve until 1963. They lived in Monterey, California until moving to Wichita, Kansas in 1959. Leon and Marlene began making their home in Augusta in 1963 and moved to a farm north of Oak Valley four and one-half years ago.
Leon was employed many years as a boiler operator at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita. He enjoyed working on cars and restoring classic automobiles, especially Ford Mustangs. Leon was a member of the American Legion Post #189 in Augusta.
He is survived by his wife, Marlene; his son, Walter of Houston, Texas; his daughter, Tern Coiling of Augusta; his brothers, Gary Hill of Long Island City, New York and Otis Hill of Longton; his sisters, Mabel Taylor and Diane Repass, both of Wichita; and 2 grandsons, Christopher Bramhall and Joshua Coiling. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter and a son, Martin Charles Bramhall who died in 1976.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2002 at the Elmwood Cemetery in Augusta with Rev. Dois Nix, chaplain of Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita officiating. Military funeral honors will be conducted by American Legion Post #189 of Augusta. Memorials have been established with the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and St. Jude’s Children Hospital. Contributions may be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements are being made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard, Kansas.
MRS. CORA BRAY - Submitted by Freida Wells
Cora (Hoskins) Bray of Niotaze died Thursday January 30, at St. Mary's hospital in Winfield, Kans.
Interment will be at Restlawn Cemetery in Coffeyville. Survivors include, Samuel her husband; a daughter W. E. (Etta) Edwards of Coffeyville; two sons Lemmard, Niotaze and Raymond of Kansas City. Three sisters Mrs. Etta Barnard of Coffeyville, Mrs. Nora Cotton, Liberty and Mrs. Chance Windsor, Sedan. One grandchild and two great-grandchildren.
She was the daughter of Henry Rufus and Henrietta Bolton Miller Hoskins. She was born 18 Nov 1874 in Brownsville, Kansas. She married William E. Edwards 03 Nov 1892 in Sedan.
MRS. JOANN F. BRAZEE - Submitted by Charlotte Milleson
Joann Fay Johnson Vaden Brazee life long Pawhuska, resident passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at her home after a long illness. She was 66 years old.
Joann was born December 25, 1937, in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, to Charlie Johnson and Vina Couch Carrington. She married Jacky Ray Vaden Sr. on May 16, 1955, in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Jacky preceded her in death April 25, 1964.
Joann waitressed at many Pawhuska restaurants in the 50’s and 60’s, The Pig Stand, Duncan Hotel, Old Pullman Café, Turf Café and The Manhattan. In later years, she worked at Sally’s Sandwich Shop. She was employed at Phillips Petroleum Company as a secretary for 2 years and then transferred to the field and became a Class A maintenance mechanic. She also wrote and published The Late News Early.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Sally McArthur, and a granddaughter, Sherrie Vaden.
She is survived by one son, Jacky Ray Vaden II and wife, Marilyan, of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, and two daughters, Chantel Parker and husband, Joe, of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, and Laura Knutson of Mankato, Minnesota.
She is survived by nine grandchildren: Jacky Ray Vaden III, Melissa Vaden, Tandra Preece, Brandon, Jesse Joe, Dakota Parker, Tina Reed and husband, Jack, all of Pawhuska, and Kyle and Nathan Knutson of Mankato, Minnesota, and one great granddaughter, Emily Reed, also of Pawhuska, Oklahoma.
She is survived by five sisters and one brother: Charlotte Milleson and husband, Wilfred, of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, Letty Bradley of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, Jean Gauger and husband, Lou, of Pharr, Texas, Diana Good and husband, Lucky, of Grove, Oklahoma, Goldie Hart of Betty Ann Nursing Home of Grove, Oklahoma and Richard Carrington and wife, Theresa, of Anson, Texas; one stepbrother, Curtis “Sarge” Carrington of Coweta, Oklahoma, and one stepsister, Elaine Braham of Terlton, Oklahoma; one aunt, Lavern Robertson of Claremore, Oklahoma, and numerous relatives and friends. She will be greatly missed by all.
Memorial services were held March 27, 2004, at 2:00 p.m. at the Lighthouse Pentecostal Church. Reverend Junior Hill officiated. She was a member of The Chautauqua County Historical Society.
MR. CLOY BRAZLE
Born at Shell Knob, Missouri to William and Delvy (Epperly) Brazle, Cloy grew up near Shell Knob. After teaching at Rock Creek School from 1922-23, he married Retha Margaret Cottrell on June 10, 1923. She preceded him in death in 1978. They were married, spent a short time working in the oil fields near Webb City, OK, then moved to a farm south of Niotaze, KS, where Clinton was born. He worked for several farms near Otto, KS, where Waldo was born. In 1936, Cloy bought a farm eleven miles northeast of Cedar Vale in the Round Mound community. In 1948, he moved to Cedar Vale. He sold insurance and real estate from 1942-82. During these years, he also operated a service station, then a grocery store.
Cloy was an active member of the Cedar Vale Church of Christ. He served on the Chautauqua County draft board for twenty years. People will remember Cloy as a great storyteller and a foxy trader. Without formal training, he frequently served as an auctioneer.
Survivors include one son and his wife, Clinton and Delma Brazle, Bozeman, MT, six grandchildren, Melinda Benoit, Marilyn and David Muller, Mike and Gail Brazle, Mark and Jill Brazle, Paul and Carol Brazle, Peter and Janine Clawson, eighteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren, brother, Clarence Brazle, Winfield, KS, and sister, Dorothy Mclntire, St. John, KS. He was preceded in death by one son, Robert Waldo, and brothers Perry and Charles.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 25, 2001, at the Church of Christ in Cedar Vale, KS. Burial will be at the Round Mound Cemetery. Friends may call from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Wheeler Funeral Home of Cedar Vale, Kansas is in charge of the services.
MRS. ELIZA JANE BREWINGTON - Submitted by Freida Wells
Death of Pioneer Lady
Early Life of Mrs. R. Brewington Ended Saturday Morning
Eliza Jane Myers was born near Terre Haute, Indiana January 4, 1845. When about seven years of age she came with her parents to Illinois. She was married to Richard Brewington September 2, 1869 at Edwardsville, Illinois and came to their new home in Missouri.
In pioneer days they came to Kansas in 1876 and settled near the present site of Wauneta. They lived in their present home in Sedan over forty years. She leaves an aged companion who has traveled life’s journey by her side for 56 years, five children, two sons Charles and Joe and three daughters Mrs. Ed Casteel, Mrs. Harve Webb and Mrs. Elon Taylor and eleven grandchildren.
Early life as a young girl she was truly converted and united with the Methodist Church and remained in the same faith until her death March 21, 1925 at the age of eighty years, two months and 17 days. She was a member of the Woman’s Relief Corps and the Rebekah order.
Hers was a life of strong Christian character and the qualities that stand for true womanhood, a mother among mothers, as bearers testimony in the lives of her children and associates.
Mrs. Brewington had the distinction of being personally acquainted with “Lincoln” She rode in his buggy with him as a child when he came to their home in Illinois. She helped with her wonderfully full and clear soprano voice in the girls glee club in the Presidential campaign in Springfield. It was one of her joys to tell her children about the wonderful Lincoln as she knew him.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church. Rev. Elmer Kirkpatrick pastor of the Baptist church officiating assisted by Rev. Eslick pastor of the Christian Church. The text was from 2nd Timothy 4:7-8 Interment was made in Greenwood Cemetery. The services at the graves were conducted by the Woman’s Relief Corps.
MR. RICHARD BREWINGTON - Submitted by Freida Wells
Richard Brewington Dead
End Comes Suddenly to Pioneer Citizen and Old Resident Wednesday.
Mr. Richard Brewington, a pioneer citizen of Chautauqua County and for many years a resident of Sedan and highly respected citizen passed away at the home of his daughter,Mrs. Ed Casteel, Wednesday November 14 at 5:00 p.m. His death followed a bedfast period of a year and a half duration resulting from paralysis. His death occurred suddenly and peaceably as he lay in bed, ending his long period of illness and anticipation of the end.
Mr. Brewington had been a resident of this county for more than fifty years having come to Kansas in July 1876 and preempted the land where the town site of Wauneta is located. In the year 1885 he moved to Sedan where he has lived since. Mr. Brewington was of upright character possessing sterling qualities which won for him the admiration of his fellow man.
The deceased was born at Brunot, Wayne County, Missouri May 13, 1846. It was there he grew to manhood. When a young man he went to Madison County Illinois to work. While there he met and wooed Eliza Jane Myers to who he was married September 2, 1869 at Edwardsville, Illinois. The young couple came back to Mr. Brewington’s home community and started housekeeping where they lived until they came to Chautauqua county. Nine children were born to their union, four of whom died in infancy.
Early in life Mr. Brewington professed faith in Jesus Christ and took him as his savior. For more than 40 years he has been a faithful member of the Methodist Church in Sedan. He was and ardent worker in church circles until ill health prevented. His life was greatly saddened by the loss of Mrs. Brewington on March 21, 1925. This devoted couple had lived together over fifty-five years and the death of his companion was a great loss to him.
He suffered a stroke of paralysis a year ago list March and since that time he had been unable to walk. However he bore his affliction Cheerfully and being a schooled in Christian ethics he had learned in whatsoever state he was “Therewith to be Content” so when the end of life came, death did not count any, for Father Brewington had realized the words for the Psalmist where he said: “mark the perfect man, behold the upright; for the end of that man is peace”, and he fell asleep in Jesus, at the age of 82 years, 8 months and 1 day.
He was a member of the I.O.O.F., Number 141 of Sedan, having had bestowed upon him the 25 year jewel about 10 years ago. His fraternal brothers had charge of the burial services at the grave. He was loyal to his country and when the Civil War broke out, even through he was to young to go, yet he managed to enlist and saw actual service for the cause of freedom.
He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ed Casteel, Mrs. Harve Webb, and Mrs. Elon Taylor; two sons Charles and Joseph Brewington all of Sedan; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; other relatives and a host of friends.
The funeral was conducted at the Baptist church, Sedan Thursday afternoon at 2:30. Reverends L. E. Griffith and J. W. Campbell officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.
“Life’s labor done, as sinks the clay. Light from its load the spirit flies. While heaven and earth combine to say. How blest the righteous when he dies”.
MASTER VOILE BREWINGTON - Submitted by Freida Wells
Voile E. Brewington 20 month old son of Mr. And Mrs. Chas. R Brewington, died Tuesday evening June 19, after an illness of about a week. The funeral services were held at the Methodist church Wednesday afternoon conducted by Rev. A. L. Cook, after which the remains were interred in Greenwood cemetery.
MRS. BETTY M. BREWSTER
Betty Marie Brewster, age 74, of Independence, died Tuesday, April 3, 2007. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 12, at Potts Chapel of Independence. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Betty will be laid to rest at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS 67202 and the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are being made with Potts Chapel of Independence.
MR. DALE E. BREWSTER
WICHITA- Dale E. Brewster, 94, of Wichita, Kan., retired Continental Trailways driver, died June 5, 2003. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 10, at the New Testament Baptist Church in Wichita. Interment followed at the Greenwood Cemetery in Oatville, Kan.
Dale was born Dec. 13, 1908 in Sedan, Kan., the son of Daniel Frederick and Sophronia lona (Williams) Brewster. He married Irene Holeman on June 24, 1934 in Sedan.
Survivors include his wife, Irene, of the home, son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Pat Brewster of Wichita, two daughters, Jane, and husband, Billy Barrett, Parsons, Kan. and Marcia and husband, Norman Unruh, Greensburg, Kan., 14 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Dottie Snyder.
A memorial has been established with the New Testament Baptist Church, 1317 McCormick, Wichita, KS 67212. Cochran Mortuary & Crematory in Wichita was in charge of the services.
MRS. EASTHER I. BREWSTER
WICHITA - Easther Irene Brewster, age 90, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005, in Wichita, Kan.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale, two daughters, Dottie Snyder and Jane Barrett. She is survived by one daughter, Marcia Unruh, Greensburg, Kan., one son, Fred Brewster, Wichita, Kan., 14 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
The funeral service was held on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the New Testament Baptist Church in Wichita.
Memorials have been established with the New Testament Baptist Church, 1317 McCormick St., Wichita, KS 67213 and the Arthritis Foundation, Kansas Chapter, 1602, East Waterman, Wichita, KS 67211.
MR. JAMES BREWSTER - Submitted by Atcha Nolan
Jas. Brewster, who lived in east Sedan, died Monday evening at 7 o'clock and was buried Tuesday in St. Charles cemetery on North Caney. Mr. Brewster was an old resident of Lafayette township and moved to Sedan about two years ago and worked at teaming during the oil boom. He has been in poor health for some time, being a victim of consumption. Mr. Brewster was the father of quite a large family of children several of whom are grown. The wife and two or three small children are left at home in poor circumstances.
MR. WILLARD C. BREWSTER JR
Willard C. "Bud" Brewster Jr., age 80, of Bartlesville. Okla., formerly of Sedan, passed away Tuesday afternoon, April 21, 2009 at the Wilson Medical Center in Neodesha, Kan.
Bud Brewster passed away from this life on earth to a much greater calling to be with the Lord. Although we will miss him in body, we will never forget the impact the husband, dad, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend that Bud Brewster's Spirit has made on each and every one of us. And what a beautiful day to be called to go to Heaven! No more pain and suffering..only eternal peace that will help him continue to influence our character and help us throughout our stay here. There's no doubt Dad will continue to provide for us in the ranks of the Angels! And he'd better hurry up and get his wings... Cause we're burnin' daylight.
He was born in Burbank, Okla., on May 23,1928 to Willard C. and Clara M. (Ellis) Brewster. As a child Bud lived in Michigan and Arkansas before moving back to Peru, Kan. He attended school in Peru, graduating from Peru High School in 1946, After High School he attended Independence Community College.
As a hard-working young man, he made a living doing several things including: following the wheat harvest, picking cotton in Texas, he helped build Hula Lake in Oklahoma, worked cattle and many other hard jobs.
On March 8, 1951 he enlisted in the United States Army serving his country for two years earning the rank of Sergeant during the Korean conflict with active service before being honorably discharged on March 3,1953.
Later that year he married Joycelyn Jane Teehee of Peru. They were married at Sedan.
He worked as an Oil Field Production Manager for Rigdon-Bruen Oil Company in Sedan for twenty four years before retiring in 1997. Prior to that he was employed by Darnall Brothers for 25 years. In 1997 they moved to Bartlesville, Okla., where they have lived the past eleven years.
He loved to do any kind of mechanics work especially work on small engine repairs in his shop in the Bartlesville area. He enjoyed boating and teaching kids how to water-ski, this was where most kids and grandchildren learned the term "come on we're burnin' daylight". He was an avid water skier well into his 60's. He had a knack for inventing things such as the Sit n Ski, Can Crusher and countless other tools and devices well before they were in mass production.
He was a champion blackberry and plum picker, worked with leather and loved playing basketball up until he was in his 50's. Gardening wasn't just a hobby for Bud; his gardens were very large and helped provide not only food, but income for the family as well.
One of his passions was to watch kids and grandkids play sports. He rarely missed a game no matter where it was being played. For many years he also spent his Fourth of July shooting fireworks for the Vinita, Okla., community.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Brewster of the home, three sons, Monnie and wife Lana Brewster of Fort Scott, Kan., Lonnie and wife Bobi Brewster of Caney, Kan., and Tony and wife Jeanie Brewster of Conway, Ark., two daughters, Gail and husband Jugg Swaim of Copan, Okla., and Peggy and Steve Mumma of Dewey, Okla., two brothers, Jim Brewster of Naylor, Ark., and Vernon Brewster of Howard, and one sister Wilda Guest of Wichita; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Otto Brewster of Colorado.
A graveside service was held Friday, April 24, 2009 at the Peru Cemetery in Peru, with Cinda Osburn officiating. Cremation will followed and inurnment will be held at a later date.
Pall-Bearers were grandsons Nathan Brewster, Eric Mumma, Landon Swaim, Hunter Brewster and Mikie Brannam. Honorary Pall-Bearers were granddaughters Dustie Swaim, Rachel Mumma and Samantha Brewster.
The family has suggested memorials to the donor's choice and may be left in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home 209 N. Douglas. Sedan, Kansas 67361.
MRS. LORNA R. BRIGGS
Lorna Rae Briggs, 86, Hutchinson, Kan., died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007 at the Hospice House in Hutchinson.
Lorna Rae Brown was born April 10, 1921 in Sedan, to James Oliver and Elnora Grace Smith Brown.
She graduated from Bowring High School in Bowring, Kola. in 1938. Lorna worked as a secretary in Washington D.C. at the Pentagon from 1941-1946. She was a secretary for Great American Life Insurance Company in Hutchinson from 1946-1954. She worked the rest of her years as a homemaker.
On Dec. 14, 1954 she married LeRoy A. Briggs at the Andover Lutheran Church near Windom, Kan. He died May 12, 2002.
Her memberships include: Andover Lutheran Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher and superintendent; Women’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Association (WELCA); McPherson County EHU. She was also a 4-H club community leader.
She is survived by two daughters, Lora Beaver of Lyons, Kan. and Shirley Rayl of Hutchinson, a brother, Alan Brown of McPherson, Kan., a sister, Marilyn Miller of Little River, Kan. and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Lila Joan; two brothers, Jerry and Dale Brown; and two sisters, Bonnie Berg and Rita Myers.
A family visitation was held on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 1-4 p.m. at Stockham Family Funeral Home in McPherson.
The funeral service was Oct. 22 at 10:30 a.m. at the Andover Lutheran Church. Burial took place at the Andover Cemetery in rural Windom.
Memorial contributions are being made to the Andover Lutheran Church or Hospice of Reno County. Memorials may be sent to: Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. Personal condolences to the family may be sent via www. stockhamfamily.com.
MRS. LELA M. BRIGHT
Lela Mae Bright, 75, of Winfield, passed away early Tuesday morning, Feb. 15, 2011, at William Newton Hospital.
She was born Aug. 24, 1935 in rural Sedan, the daughter of David Emerson and Meda May (Wells) Wolfe. Her family moved to Grenola in 1944, Lela attended Grenola schools graduating from Grenola High School in 1954.
She was united in marriage to Wilbur S. Bright on June 26, 1955, on a family farm east of Grenola. Lela worked as a police meter maid in McPherson. She later worked for Binney & Smith Crayola Company for 20 years until the company closed. She then went to work for Calmar, working on the machines until her retirement in 2008. Mr. Bright preceded her in death on Sept. 20, 2007.
Lela was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Winfield. She enjoyed farming and tending her vegetable gardens. She was an extremely generous woman.
Her family includes: a daughter, Melinda Olive and her husband Jay of Garland, Texas; her mother Meda May Wolfe of Winfield; her brothers, David Wolfe, Jesse Wolfe and his wife Peggy. and Bill Wolfe all of Grenola; her sisters. Bertha Reeves and Freda Daehnke and her husband Sigurd of Winfield, her grandchildren, Michelle and Kelli Olive and Stephanie Hoyer and her husband, John; her great-granddaughters, Madeline and Ansley Hover, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her father and husband, Lela was preceded in death by her daughter O'Mickia Wainwright in November of 2006. Also, her sisters, Bessie June Wolfe and Marilyn Lois Bell.
Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 21, at 10:30 a.m., at the First Church of the Nazarene. Interment followed at Highland Cemetery.
A memorial has been established in Lela's name for the Grenoia Alumni Association. Contributions may be made through Mites Funeral Service. PO Box 720, Winfield, KS 67156.
MR. WILBUR S. BRIGHT
Wilbur S. Bright, 72, Winfield, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007. Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene in Winfield.
A memorial has been established in Wilbur’s name for the First Church of the Nazarene in Winfield. Contributions may be made through Miles Funeral Service of Winfield.
MR. FRANK C. BRIM - Submitted by Anonymous
Frank Clayton Brim Dies At His Home In Elgin
Frank Clayton Brim died at his home in Elgin on Sunday July 18th. Mr. Brim was born Oct. 3, 1902. He is survived by his wife Hazel of the home, three daughters Mrs. I. L. Stone, Blackwell, Mrs. T. E. Austin, Houston, Texas and Mrs. Jimmie Duncan, Chester, Pa., his mother Mrs. Vivian Brim, four grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Lillian Jenks, North Highland, Calif., and Mrs. Evelyn McCune of Elgin.
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Baird Chapel with the Rev. Jimmie Duncan officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery.
MR. JAMES R. BRIM
James R. (Rusty) Brim, age 67, of Elgin, Kansas, passed away on Sunday evening, November 11, 2001, at his home in Elgin. He was born May 20, 1934 in Elgin, KS to James S. and Norma (Boulanger) Brim. He grew up in Elgin and attended high school in Sedan. He met and later married Maxine Carpenter on July 23, 1955 in Bartlesville, OK. They made their home in Sedan and Bartlesville before returning home to Elgin. He was a Carpenter his whole life. He was a member of the Elgin United Methodist Church and Bartlesville Sportsman Club. He was an avid outdoorsman.
He is survived by his wife, Maxine, one son, Mark Brim, Bartlesville, OK, two daughters, Mitzi Kennedy, Sedan, KS and Tammie Hillburn, Elgin, KS, one brother, Floyd Brim, Hesperia, CA, one sister, Mona Wilson, Caney,KS, a stepmother, Margaret Brim, Elgin, KS, a stepfather, John Fralick, Sedan, KS, eleven grandchildren, Mark Brim, Jackie Vinson, Casey and Brady Kennedy, Sebastian Brim, Brandon Green, Regan Amster, Grant Phillips, Stacy Bushlack, Barbara Branstetter and Amy McCarty and twelve great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one brother.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 17,2001, at 11:00 a.m. at the Elgin United Methodist Church.
A private family burial will take place at a later date at the Elgin Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made out to the United Methodist Church of Elgin or in care of the Graves Funeral Home of Caney.
MR. JAMES S. BRIM - Submitted by Ilene Mullendore Butler
James Shirley Brim, age 88, of Elgin, Kansas died Sunday, April 9, 2000, at the Pleasant Valley Manor Nursing Home in Sedan, Kansas. He was born May 20, 1911 in Oglesby, OK to Charles W. and Ethel (Van de Venter) Brim. He was a Carpenter.
On June 25, 1941 at Sedan, KS, he and Margaret Lucille Riley were united in marriage. She survives at the home.
Other survivors include two sons, Floyd Brim of Hesperia, CA and Rusty Brim of Elgin, KS, five grandchildren, four great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
GraveSide services were held WednesdaY, April 12, 2000, at 10:00 am. in the Riley Cemetery in Monett, KS. Interment was in the Riley Cemetery in Monett, KS. Rev. Dois Nix of the Sedan First Baptist Church officiated.
Graves-Baird Funeral Home in Sedan, KS was in charge of the arrangements.
On May 20, 1941 she married James Shirley Brim in Bartlesville. Mr. Brim preceded her in death on April 9, 2000.
Margaret joined the Baptist Church when she was a young adult. For many years she owned and operated Magaret’s Cafe in Elgin.
Survivors include one stepson, Floyd Brim of Hesperia, Calf., a daughter in-law, Maxine Brim, sister-in-law Alta Riley of Coffeyville, a special cousin Stella Bowen of Sedan, five stepgrandchildren, 4 step-greatgrandchildren, and many nieces nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by one stepson Rusty Brim, two brothers, Roscoe Riley and Leo Riley, and one sister, Nina.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday in the Riley cemetery in the Monett Community east of Sedan.
Friends may call at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home is Sedan, 209 North Douglas, on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. David W. Barnes Funeral in Sedan is in charge of arrangements.
Charles Nelson Brinkerhoff was born June 14th, 1849 in Fond-du-Lac County, Wisconsin. he departed this life Aug. 30, 1929, at his home in Elk City, Kansas, aged 80 years, 2 month. and 15 days.
On March 22, 1875, he was united in marriage to Laura Ellen Ellis, who died on Oct. 9, 1875. He was again united in marriage on Oct. 27, 1878, to Minnie C. Farris, to this union three sons were born. The eldest dying in infancy.
He came to Kansas in the year 1872, locating in Chautauqua county, where he had resided most of the time since. Mr. Brinkerhoff was well known throughout the county as an educator, having taught school at Elk City, Cedar Vale and other schools in the county. He taught the first term in the Oak Valley school. He was Principal of the Cedar Vale schools from 1892 to 1897. Soon after this he came to Sedan where he entered the mercantile business for a period of about ten years. Later he moved to a farm near Lowe, Kan. where he resided until about two years ago when he took up his residencein Elk City.
When seventeen years of age he accepted Christ as his personal Savior and united with the Christian church to which he remained true and loyal until he was called to that fuller life.
He leaves to sorrow because of his departure his wife and two sons, Elbie F. and Taylor R. Brinkerhoff, both of Oroville, Calif. Other relatives and a multitude of friends.
Funeral services were held at the Christian church in Elk City Sunday afternoon, Sept. 1st., conducted by Rev. G. L. Eslick, pastor of the First Christian Church, Sedan, Kan. Burial was made in the cemetery at Elk City.
MR. LEONARD E. BRITTAIN
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. Leonard Eugene Brittain, 82, went to be with our Lord on March 11, 2004. After a few years of failing health, he and his wife moved to Jacksonville to be close their daughter. He had been there only a week and a half before his passing.
Leonard was born May 29, 1921 to Graydon and Rita (Brown) Brittain at Bluff City, Kan. He and his three sisters moved with his parents to Sedan, Kan. in June 1931 to a 40 acre farm the family bought. He attended Maggie Kilmer Grade School, then graduated from Sedan High School.
Shortly after graduation, he entered the U.S. Army, then the U.S. Army Air Force. He served his country for 21 years, serving in three wars. He was Honorably Discharged as a Tech Sargent.
Leonard married Olivia Montemayor and they had one daughter. After his discharge, his family retired to Texas. He owned and operated a cement statuary and lawn ornament company.
Leonard was a member of the First Christian Church of Sedan. Being an avid motorcycle rider, he performed many stunts to the amazement and excitement of all.
A full military funeral service was held for Leonard at 2 p.m. on March 1, 2004, at the K. L. Brown Funeral Home in Jacksonville, Ala. Officiating were the U. S. Military Chaplain, Finley Patton and Bro. David Daniels. Leonard was laid to rest in the Friendship Cemetery in Jacksonville, with a 21 gun salute, the presentation to his wife of the American flag draping his casket and then the playing of the final taps for him.
Leonard is survived by his wife, Olivia, of the home, daughter and son-in-law, Olivia Ann and Dennis Couch, and granddaughter, Jennifer, all of Jacksonville, Ala., one sou, J.R. and two grandsons, Jon and James; all of Billings, Mont., two sisters, Dorothy Witt, Howard, Colo. and Betty Stewart and husband, James, Sedan, Kan., one brother, James Brittain and wife, Judy, Cincinati, Ohio, one sister-in-law, Karlene Brittain, Wichita, Kan, nieces and nephews and an array of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Donald and Gerald, two sisters, Naomi and Adde and two brother-inlaws, Donald Short and, Delbert Witt.
MRS. RITA BRITTAIN - - Submitted by Freida Wells
Rita Violet Brittain was born at Elk Falls, June 11, 1901, to Isaac Bently and Stella Bell (Erdman) Brown. In 1909 she, along with her parents and brother, Vernon, moved to Colorado and homesteaded near Two Buttes. A few years later they returned to Kansas traveling by covered wagon.
On April 25, 1920, she was married to Graydon Ewart Brittain at Harper. They lived in Wichita, Bluff City and in Oklahoma but made their permanent home one and half mile south of Sedan.
Mrs. Brittain was an accomplished musician playing the piano and organ. They raised turkeys which were shipped over a vast area for holiday feasts.
In 1958 Mrs. Brittain moved to Noel, Mo., where she cared for her aging parents, and in 1969 moved to Wichita to be near her four children and families. She loved doing many kinds of handwork, sewing, raising flowers. and enjoyed sports. Seventy-nine members of the family and friends helped Mrs. Brittain celebrate her 80th birthday.
She is survived by three sons, Leonard E. of Belton, Tex. Gerald L. of Wichita, and James J. of Webster Groves, Mo.; three daughters: Dorothy L. Witt of Colorado Springs. Colo., Adele I. Short and Betty J. Stewart both of Wichita: one brother, Vernon M. Brown of Noel, Mo.; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives.
She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Naomi Dean in 1923: an infant son, Donald Eugene, in outland her husband in 1970.
Mrs. Brittain died Nov. 29, 1987. A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association.
Word came to Sedan Friday evening that W. J. Broadbeck was dangerously ill at his home at Clayton, New Mexico. Clifford, Bert and George Meacham left immediately for that place in response to the summons.
Later word from there carried the information that Mr. Broadbeck died Sunday and that funeral service snd burial was held at that place Wednesday.
Mr. Broadbeck was a pioneer resident of this community where he resided for many years.
MR. JOHN L. BROCK
John Lewis Brock, age 79, of Arkansas City, Kansas, died Monday, August 6, 2001, at the Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita, KS.
Services were held Friday, August 10, 2001, in the Hawks Memorial Chapel in Arkansas City. Interment took place in Geuda Springs Cemetery in Geuda Springs, Kansas. A memorial fund has been established with the Cowley County Council on Aging and can be sent in care of the funeral home.
John was born October 16, 1921 in Geuda Springs, Kansas to Ollie Maggie (Patterson) and Frank Dayton Brock. He attended school in the Geuda Springs area.
On May 14, 1956, he married Lois Dahlia Beatty in Sedan, Kansas. She preceded him in death on December 20, 1995.
John was a mower for the street department and retired from the City of Arkansas City, Kansas. John served in the U. S. Army during WW II. He was also a life member of the Spencer-Ralston VFW Post 1254 in Arkansas City.
He is survived by one son, John Metzen, Great Bend, KS, two daughters, Sheryl Sheppard, Anaheim, CA and Joyce Berryman, Arkansas City, KS, one brother, Harry Brock, Arkansas City, KS, two sisters, Irma Mae Hill, Arkansas City, KS and Effie Louise Roe, Grenola, KS, five grandchildren, including Martha Townsend, who he raised, five great grandchildren, including Kayla Townsend, who has spent most of her life with him.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank, Jr. and Marion, one sister, Agnes Shore and two grandchildren, Jeanne and William Metzen. Hawks Funeral Home, 906 W. Kansas Avenue, Arkansas City, Kansas was in charge of the arrangements.
MR. BRIAN BRODOSKI
Carol Thomas of Sedan recently returned from Ukiah, Cal. where she attended the funeral of Brian Brodoski, 48 who passed away on Monday, Oct. 15, 2007.
Brian was a pilot and he frequently visited family in Sedan with his wife, Lori who is Carol’s sister.
In addition to his family in Ukiah, he leaves behind his nieces: Richelle White of Pryor, Okla.; and Karalynne Price of Williston, N.D.
One of the joys of Brian’s life was taking children up in his plane which in the past year and a half he had been able to do with his grandchildren and great-niece and nephews. He thought Sedan had a great airport. He loved to land here and was always surprised at how well our airport was maintained. He enjoyed his visits to Sedan and at one time thought about moving here, but business interests in California prevented him from doing so.
Carol said, “I will miss him and his larger than life personality.”
On April 12, 1942, he married Marjorie Lucine Nicholson at Moline, Kansas and to this union was born ten children. Joe entered the United States Army on May 19, 1942 and served his country during World War II. After returning from the war, Joe and Marjorie lived in Wichita and Pratt, before moving to Elk County in 1949. They moved to Moline in 1961, and remained there throughout their lives. Marjorie preceded him in death on January 27, 1995.
Joe was a devoted husband, father and grandfather In addition to farming and ranching in the Moline community, Joe and Marjorie owned and operated the Corner Cafe for more than 13 years.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion Ferguson-Spease Post #344 and St. Mary’s Church in Moline, Kansas.
He is survived by his sons, Gary of Bettendorf, Iowa and Carl of Arkansas City; his daughters, Carolyn Gonzalez of Bedford, New York, Donella Green of Neodesha, Nancy Crowell of Moline, Janice Winters of Derby, Marty Ware of Moline, Linda Sinnett of Lenexa and Dana Denton of Howard; a brother, John Brogan of Coffeyville; 19 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie; a son, Patrick Lee Brogan; his parents and two brothers, Gene and Richard.
The rosary service was held at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, May 12, 2002 and the funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 13, 2002, both at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Moline with Father Edward J. Steinberger officiating. Wanda Mills was the organist with Sarah Crowell singing the traditional hymns “Be Not Afraid” and “Here I Am, Lord”, and “Love Me” by Collin Raye. The casket bearers were Brandon Brogan, Dan Brogan, Ian Denton, Tyson Denton, Brad Ward, Adam Ware, and Ryan Ware. Military funeral honors were conducted by American Legion Ferguson-Spease Post #344 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery south of Moline. A memorial has been established with the Pat Brogan Memorial Scholarship Fund. Contributions may be left with the First National Bank of Howard or the funeral home. The funeral arrangements were made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
MRS. ETHEL M. BROOKS
Ethel M. Brooks, age 94, passed away Sunday evening, November 4, 2001, at the Silver Lake Care Center in Bartlesville, OK.
Ethel was born on August 2, 1907 in Beaver County near Knowles, OK to Oliver E. and Katy B. (Collins) Evans. The family moved to Kansas when she was a child. She was raised and attended school near Conway Springs, KS. She was married to Ernest E. Brooks at Conway Springs on March 1, 1927. The Brooks family farmed at various locations in Kansas, including rural Grenola, Sedan, Niotaze and Caney. Ethel operated the Ninth Street Help Yourself Laundry and the Coffee Cup Cafe in Caney immediately following WWII. She was then employed by Emerson Electric Company in Independence, KS until her retirement. Ernest worked for Missouri Pacific Railroad and as a carpenter during the construction of the Hulah Dam. He was then employed by Phillips Petroleum Company until his retirement. Ethel was a member of the Adams Blvd. Church of Christ in Bartlesville, OK and a past member of the First United Methodist Church in Caney. She had placed God first during her entire life.
Ethel is survived by two sons, Hobart and his wife, Gini, Montrose, CO, Melvin and his wife, Mary, Bartlesville, OK, six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, one great great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, father and mother, two brothers and one sister.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at the Graves Funeral Home of Caney or Adams Blvd. Church of Christ in Bartlesville. Condolences can be made online at www.funeralchoice.com
She was born December 6, 1917 in Campo, Colo. to Carl and Elsie Beck in a half-dugout home which her father had built to prove a claim he had filed earlier. When Ina was 3, the family moved to Dewey County, Okla., where she attended a country school and began her education. During her third year of school, she attended schools in Oklahoma, Arizona and California before the family settled in northeast Kansas at Horton. She graduated from Norton High School in 1939, attended Northwestern State College in Alva, Okla., receiving a Bachelor’s degree in 1939, and then went on to receive a Master’s degree in English literature from Kansas University in 1951. Her teaching years spanned forty-three full time and two part time in Oklahoma and Kansas. She retired from Sedan High School in 1984.
Ina married Clarence R. Brooks in 1949 at Horton, Kan. and began twenty-three years as a pastor’s wife until his death in Sedan in 1972. Following his death, Ina spent several years serving the Lord in leadership capacities and assuming full time pastoral duties, when the Sedan church would be searching for a pastor. She had been a member of the Disciples of Christ Christian Church for seventy years before moving to Colo. She cared for her invalid mother in her home for 7 years until her mother’s death at the age of 99.
In 1997, Ina moved to Yuma, Colo. to be near her daughter and family. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Yuma and made many friends throughout the community. Ina truly never knew a stranger and her genuine concern for others, along with her zest for life, endeared her to those fortunate enough to know her.
Survivors include one daughter and her husband, Carla and Ed Seavey, Yuma, Colo., one stepson and his wife, Dean and Linda Brooks, Hugoton, Kan., one brother and his wife, Earl Dean and Carol Beck, Leavenworth, Kan., four grandchildren, Shea Seavey, Julie, Jeff and Lori Brooks and several great grandchildren, nephews, Randy, Lance and Mike Beck and several great nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, in the First Christian Church of Sedan with Rev. Penny Goldberg officiating. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan. David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan was in charge of the arrangements.
Zeda married Granville Harkrader on May 23, 1920. She and G. I. lived in Pampa, Texas for many years until retirement from Skelly Oil and then they returned to Sedan. He preceded her in death on Dec. 25, 1972. She married Neal Brooks on Feb. 3, 1977. He preceded her in death on July 16, 1983. Zeda was a homemaker for most of her life. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Sedan, VFW Auxiliary, Neeawallah Campers and a former member of the Eastern Star.
Zeda is survived by one daughter, Pat Miles, Springfield, Mo., a special stepson, Jim Brooks, Bartlesville, Okla., 11 grandchildren, Grimes, Gregory, Sammy Poznick, Jenny Poznick Pousey, Mic, Marc, Matt Miles, Monti Miles Spiegel, Kim Harkrader Jones, Julie Harkrader Whittenberg and Teresa Harkrader Becker, twenty-seven great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, special cousins, Russell Wemmer, Sedan, Sylvester and Millie Spire, Sedan and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, one son, Gene Harkrader, who was killed in an Air Force plane crash on April 29, 1960 at the age of 28, one daughter, Bernice Poznik, one brother, Ralph Warmbrodt, and one sister, Ruth Wood.
According to her wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be a memorial service held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002, at the First Christian Church in Sedan. A memorial service and burial will follow at a later date in Pampa, Texas, where Zeda and G . I. were longtime members of the First Christian Church.
Zeda loved life and people, so in lieu of flowers, take a moment to cherish loved ones and show kindness to strangers.
MR. JOHN BROSIUS - Submitted by Amber
Obit: John Brosius Dead.
End Came to Pioneer Resident Sunday Following Lingering Illness.
John Brosius, a pioneer resident of Sedan and Chautauqua county, died at his home here Sunday following a lingering illness of several months duration. During the greater part of his residence here he had worked at the carpenter trade and was well known and highly respected by nearly everyone in this part of the county.
He was born August 22, 1854, near Meadville, Ten., and came to Kansas at the age of 17 years, settling southeast of Sedan in High Rock neighborhood. He was married to Francis E. McClain on October 4, 1874. Three boys and one girl were born to this marriage, of which only one survives. In 1878 he moved to Sedan and engaged in carpenter work. In 1889 he was united in marriage to Cora Wade. To this union nine children were born all of whom are living except the oldest son who died in infancy.
Funeral services were held at the residence at 3:30 p.m. Monday, conducted by Rev. J.R. Edwards. The remains were laid to rest in Greenwood cemetery.
MS REBECCA BROSIUS - Submitted by Amber
Obit: John Brosius received intelligence Wednesday that his sister had died at Osawatomie. The remains were shipped to Peru and will be buried there today.
(note: she was buried in Peru Cemetery in Peru, Chautauqua, Kansas.)
MR. RODNEY BROSIUS
PEAR BLOSSOM, CA - Rodney Brosius, 77, of Pear Blossom, Calif., formerly of Sedan, died Friday, May 30, 2003, in Hermann Memorial Hospital in Katy, Texas.
He was born Aug. 27, 1925 in Tecumseh, Okla., the son of Lee M. and Hazel (Wilson) Brosius. He grew up in Sedan, attending Magga Kilmer and Sedan High School.
Following high school, he was inducted into the U.S. Army Field Artillery in 1944. He served in France and Germany. Following his discharge in 1946, he attended Oklahoma A&M College, now Oklahoma State University.
On June 20, 1948, he married Gloria June Ross at the First Presbyterian Church in Sedan. Following their marriage, he continued his education at Oklahoma A&M, upon graduation, he worked for Boeing Aircraft Company from 1950-53. In 1953, they moved to California, where he was employed for 33 years by North American Aviation, now Rockwell International. He retired in 1986 as a Design Engineer Supervisor.
He was a member of the Littlerock Presbyterian Church, the Mayflower Society, Bald Eagles North American Retiree Association and the Drifting Squares.
In addition to his loving wife of almost 55 years, he is survived by one son, Rodney Ross Brosius and his wife, Kathy, Susanville, Calif., two daughters, Lynda Lee Korcha, Columbus, Ga. and Laura Lynn Strong and her husband, Jim, Katy, Texas, two brothers, Calvin Lindley, Hemet, Calif and John Lindley and his wife, Pauline, Skiatook, Okla., 11 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 6, 2003, in the First Baptist Church of Sedan, with Rev. Charles Kiassen officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan.
The family suggests memorials to the charity of the donor’s choice. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of the arrangements.
Alfred L. Brown was born Jan. 18, 1894 on a farm twelve miles east of Sedan and passed away April 11, 1939 at Miami Beach, Fla., at the age of 45 years, 2 months and 23 days.
He was engaged in the abstract business for a number of years, having worked for C. W. Spencer. and later operated a business of his own.
He was united in marriage to Olive Vaughn of Winfield,, Kans., on Nov. 20. 1917. To this union were born two children, Emmett Austin and Joel Eugene.
In July, 1925 he and his, family moved to Miami Beach, where he had made his home ever since. He was a World war veteran and was a past commander of Doy Moore post No. 141, Sedan.
He is survived by his widow and two sons, his mother, Mrs. Victoria Brown, Havana; two sisters, Mrs. Edgar Holt, Tulsa, Okla.; Mrs. E. W. Long, Havana; one brother, Louis Brown, of Pampa, Tex., several nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Sunday at 9 a. m. at the Christian church conducted by Dr. John W. Harbaugh, pastor of the First Baptist church. Frank Harmon, Earl Stock, Ben Funk and Roy Taylor sang, with Glenn Denman as accompanist. Casket bearers were Legion men: Tolbert Burris, Hylas Finley, Carl Harmon, Earl Fish, M. L. Jones, and Robert Pumpelly. Interment was in Greenwood cemetery, The American Legion bad services at the grave with a full firing squad.
MRS. BARBARA J. BROWN
Barbara J. Brown age 71 of Sedan Kansas passed away Thursday March 7, 2013 at her home in rural Sedan.
Barbara was born on October 9, 1941 in Crockett, Texas to Cleveland and Irene (Reece) Williams.
She married Golden Brown, had 2 children and made her home in Texas for many years. She later moved to Houston, Texas to care for her elderly mother, before moving to Sedan, KS with her granddaughter Tammie Harris in 2008.
Barbara worked a variety of jobs, before becoming disabled.
Barbara enjoyed being with family, fishing, sewing and cross stitching.
Barbara is survived by one daughter; Teresa Roever of Pueblo Colorado; two brothers; Donald Williams and his wife Verlie of Houston, Texas and Dewayne Williams and his wife Joyce of Lubbock, Texas; two sisters Faye Harris and her husband of Houston, Texas and Rita White and her husband Leonard also of Houston, Texas; Nine grandchildren, and numerous great grand children.
She is proceeds in death by both parents; her son; and one brother.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Sedan with Reverend Gene DeWitt officiating. Private inurnment will follow at a later date.
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.
Barbara Jean Brown, age 77, of Sedan, died Friday night, Aug. 2,2002, in William Newton Hospital in Winfield.
She was born October 23, 1924 north of Peru, to Ethan and Lola (Golden) Stephens. She grew up in the Peru area, where she attended school and graduated from Peru High School.
On March 16, 1946, she married George Lowell Brown at the First Christian Church in Sedan. Following their marriage, they made their home in Sedan.
Mrs. Brown was a homemaker and a member of the Peru Christian Church.
Survivors include her husband, George Lowell Brown of the home in Sedan, three sons, George Lowell Brown, II, Burden, John Brown and Ronald Brown, both of Sedan, four sisters, Roberta Appier of Andover, Kan., Elouise Potter, Sedan, Irene Kindley, Grove, Okla., and Donna Mattocks, Sedan, five grandchildren, four step grandchildren, five great grandchildren and two step great grandchildren.
Services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, in the First Christian Church in Sedan, with Rev. David Brown of Dearing officiating. Burial was in Round Mound Cemetery west of Sedan.
Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association and contributions may be left with the funeral home. David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan was in charge of the arrangements.
MR. BILLIE B. "BILL" BROWN
Billie Ben “Bill” Brown, age 74, brother of Rex D. Brown, died at 7:10 am. on Friday at his family residence in the Hulah Lake community.
Graveside services for Mr. Brown were held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the Sunnyside Cemetery in Caney, KS. Reverend Walter Darnall officiated. Committal prayers and interment was directed by the Arnold Moore Funeral Service. Memorials have been established with Jane Phillips Hospice, 3500 SE Frank Phillips, Bartlesville, OK 74006 and with the American Cancer Society, c/oMs. Kathy Leeper, Box 1094, Bartlesvilie, OK 74005.
A native of Oklahoma, Billie Ben Brown was born in the rural Copan community on October 18, 1927. He was the son of the late Ben Harrison and Fawn Estella (Petrie) Brown. He attended the Pleasant Grove School northeast of Copan and completed his education in the Copan schools. He was active in oil field work as a pumper, driller and roustabout in the Oklahoma and Kansas area for the Layton Oil Company. He was enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1951. In later years, Mr. Brown worked on small engine repair. He lived in the Chautauqua, KS community until two years ago when he moved to the Whippoorwill Point community due to failing health. He has served the Chautauqua community as a Police Officer.
Mr. Brown was a member of the Methodist faith and the Dewey VFW Post #10009. An avid sportsman, he loved to hunt and fish.
Surviving are one brother, Rex D. Brown and his wife, Juanita, Bartlesville, OK, a stepdaughter whom he reared, Mrs. Jim (Paulette) Briley, rural Pawhuska, OK, a sister in law, Mrs. Louise Brown, Copan, OK, several nieces and nephews and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, wife, Betty Brown, and five brothers, Jack H. Brown, Joe V. Brown, Earl D. Brown, L. D. Brown and Bobbie L. Brown.
MR. EARNEST G. BROWN
Earnest Gene Brown, 53, of Sedan, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 at his home in Sedan.
Cremation has taken place and the family has not scheduled any service arrangements at this time.
David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.
MRS. ELIZABETH BROWN - Submitted by Sharon PappinGreat Neice of Elizabeth.
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TUESDAY SERVICES FOR MRS BROWN
Elizabeth Brown, 73 of Sedan died on July 6, at the Sedan City Hospital. Funeal Services were held July 9, at 4:00 p m at the Graves-Baird Chapel with Rev. Jack Matthews officiating. Interment was at the Greenwood Cemetery.
She was born December 18, 1900 in Stilwell, Oklahoma to Noah and Mollie Holland.
She was married to Roy Brown in 1938 in Sedan. She was a housewife and a member of the Christian Church in Sedan. She lived the last 36 years in Sedan.
Suvivors include her husband Roy, one daughter , Mrs. Andrew Sass of San Rafael, California - five sisters, Mrs. Red Bryson of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; Mrs. Mancill Grove and Mrs. Richard Rogers, both of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Mrs. Chester Wright of Eufaula, Oklahoma, Mrs. Georgie Scoggins of Long Beach, California, one brother, Charles Holland of Bartlesville, Oklahoma , four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
MR. EMMETT A. BROWN
Prominent Farmer and Stockman Passed Away Sunday
Emmett Austin Brown was born at Brown’s Crossroads, Ky., April 14, 1869. He passed away at his home in the eastern part of Chautauqua county August 27. 1933, where he had lived since childhood. His age, 64 years, 4 months and 18 days.
He was married to Victoria Hill June 13, 1891. To this union was born five children. Ray, the eldest passed away at the age of two weeks. Alfred Leo of Miami, Florida, Mary Elsie Long of Havana, Kansas, Louis Hezekiah of Wayside, Kansas, and Bess Bernice of Independence, Kans., all of whom were with him at the time of his death except Alfred who was unable to be present on account of the distance.
Mr. Brown was a prominent stockman and farmer in Chautauqua county. He was active until about three years ago when his failing health prevented. His hobby was feeding and marketing cattle and hogs. He also bought and sold live stock and grain. He was County Commissioner of Chautauqua county six years.
Besides his widow and children he leaves to mourn his loss five grandchildren, Emmett and Eugene Brown of Miami, Florida, Edward and Delena Long of Havana, Kansas, and Louis Junior Brown of Wayside, Kansas; also two half sisters, Anna E. Neal of Oklahoma City, Tabitha Vanzant of Oakland, California, and a host of friends.
The funeral was held at the Buckles Funeral home at Sedan, Kansas, August 28, 2:30 p. m. in charge of Rev. W. B. McKinney of Havana, Kansas. Rev. McKinney's theme was Using in Time and Eternity. He used John 5:25-29 and I Cor. 15:53-58 as his text. A quartette composed of R. L. Harmon, U. S. Fudge, Mrs. Lyle Gilman and Mrs. John Remele sang “Face to Face,” “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere” and “The City Four Square.” Brother Masons of Elk City and Sedan were in charge of the service at the grave.
George Mantooth, Leslie Atkinson, Homer Aiken, Lee Ferguson, Clate Burrowa and Jim Helms, all of whom were very close friends, acted as pallbearers. Mrs. Jake Axer, Mrs. Gilbert White and Mrs. Aden Blackmore had charge of the flowers. Burial was in the Greenwood cemetery at Sedan, Kans.
Relatives from Oklahoma City attending were Mrs. Annie E. Neal, Mrs. Jim Pendley, Mrs. Neal Lair and Bert Neal.
The following poem in memory of “Dad” is given by his son Louis.
Never had much style about him, never eared for dress,
Sort of spent his life a-sowin’ seeds of happiness;
Doin’ little things for others. helpin’ where he could;
Never makin’ much pretension, always doin' good.
Home, for him, was all for livin’ filled his heart with pride,
And his doors were ever open, latch string, hung outside.
Folks who came were always welcome, loved to have them ‘round;
Wanted much of joy and laughter, seemed to love the sound.
Had his cares and had his troubles, same as all of us;
Figured them a part of livun’ never made much fuss;
Made the best of all God gave him as through life he went,
Ever toiling, giving, taking, kind and provident.
Vain, the tribute we would pay him, words cannot express,
What it means to have him with us and our thankfulness;
Sweet the memory he has left us, though our hearts are sad;
Great the blessing that was given, just to call him Dad.
MR. FORREST L. BROWN - Submitted by Pat
Forrest L. Brown, 89, of 2804 N. 32nd Street, Boise, ID, died Monday, June 30, 1986, at home of natural causes.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM Thursday, July 3rd in the Alden Waggoner Chapel. Benny C. Boling and Eugene Curtis Hill of the First Christian Church officiated. Burial was in the Dry Creek Cemetery.
Mr. Brown, a retired lumberman, was born March 21, 1897, at Loyal, Oklahoma. He moved to Kansas after his father's death in 1898. He grew up in Kansas, graduating from high school at Dexter, in 1917. He then served in the army during World War I for a time. He married Marie Comer on November 27, 1921, at Cedar Vale. They later moved to the oil fields of Oklahoma, then returned to Cedar Vale where he began working in the lumber business in 1924. He managed lumber yards in Kansas and Oklahoma. In 1943 he was transferred to Boise where he worked for Home Lumber Company, then Boise-Payette and Capital Lumber until his retirement.
He was a member of the First Christian Church; a 50 year member of the Cedar Vale Masonic Lodge and a life member of Sawtooth Barracks #217, Veterans of World War I.
Survivors include his wife, Marie of Boise; a daughter, Beverly (Mrs. Don) Swanson of Boise; a son, Comer Brown of Meridian; two grandsons, Mike Swanson of Sacramento, CA and Kirt Swanson of Portland, OR; two granddaughters, Pamela and Karin Brown of Meridian and a great-grandson, Ryan Michael Swanson of Sacramento. A brother earlier.
MRS. HELEN L. BROWN
Helen Louise Brown, age 82, of Emporia, formerly of Sedan, passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2007 at Newman Regional Health in Emporia.
She was born Jan. 22, 1925 in Sedan to Vernest and Lena P. (Harrold) Williams. She attended school in Sedan. She married Roy Brown. He preceded her in death. She lived in Sedan until 1972 then moved to Wichita, where she worked at the VA Store. She lived there until June of 1994. She then moved to Emporia, where she was currently living with her son.
She is survived by two sons, Don Brown of Emporia, and David Brown and his wife Cindy of Caney; one daughter, Patricia Brown of Emporia; one sister, Laura Pryor of Wichita, and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son, one daughter, one sister and one brother.
Friends may call from 9 a.m.9 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27 at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan.
Graveside services will be held Friday, Sept. 28 at 11 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan with Reverend Paul Stetz officiating.
To view the entire obituary online, visit www.davidwbarnesfuneralhome.com. David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan is in charge of arrangements.
MR. GEORGE LOWELL BROWN
SEDAN - George Lowell Brown, 92, of Sedan, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2004, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Wichita.
He was born Aug. 30, 1912 near Wauneta, Kan. to Ward and Elizabeth Ann (Keller) Brown. He grew up in Chautauqua County, where he attended rural schools. He began high school in Elk Falls before transferring to Sedan High School graduating in 1932.
On Oct. 13, 1942, he joined the U.S. Army serving in the Army Air Corp during World War II until receiving an Honorable Discharge on July 3, 1944.
On March 16, 1945, he married Barbara Jean Stephens at the First Christian Church in Sedan. Following their marriage, they made their home in the Moore Prairie community west of Sedan until moving to their farm east of Sedan in 1949.
Mr. Brown was a member of the Peru Christian Church and the American Legion in Sedan.
Survivors include three Sons, George Lowell Brown II, Burden, Kan., John Brown, Sedan, Kan. and Ronald Brown, Sedan, Kan.; five grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004, in the First Christian Church in Sedan with Rev. David Brown of Dearing, Kan. officiating. Burial will be in Round Mound Cemetery West of Sedan with military rites conducted by the U.S. Army Honor Guard, Fort Riley, Kan.
Sedan Times-Star - July 16, 2003
MR. JIMMIE BROWN
Jimmie C. “J.C.” Brown, of Garland, Texas, died while on a vacation trip to Alaska on June 30, 2003. He was buried in Restland Cemetery in Dallas, Texas on July 3, 2003.
J. C. was born to Aaron Merle and Lela (Steward) Brown on Sept. 18, 1941 in Grenola, Kan.
J. C. grew up in Sedan and graduated from Sedan High School and Coffeyville Junior College.
He is survived by his wife, Janis (Simpson) Brown, two children, Jay Kevin Brown and his wife, Jenny, Jana Lynn (Brown) Pearcy and her husband, Don, and granddaughter, Jordan Pearcy, one sister, Janice Herndon, Garland, Texas and an aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Stephens, Sedan, Kan.
MR. JOHN T. BROWN
PERU, Kan. - John Thomas Brown, 60, of rural Peru, Kan. died Thursday, April 28, 2005, at the Sedan City Hospital.
He was born on Jan. 21, 1945 in Sedan, Kan. to Edith Irene (Lumley) Cunningham and William Dawson Brown. He lived in the Sedan and Peru area with his family when he was young, where he received his elementary education and graduated from Peru High School in 1963. After graduating, Mr. Brown moved to Carlsbad, NM, where he worked in ash mines for National Pot Ash. In 1968, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served during the Vietnam War and was given an Honorable Discharge in 1974. While serving in the Army, Mr. Brown served as one of the Honor Guard’s for President Eisen hower’s funeral.
In October of 1980, he married Dianna Rawis in Carlsbad, NM, where they lived until moving to Peru in 1981. He worked for R.V. Lynch Company as an Oil Field Foreman until he retired in 1994.
Mr. Brown was a member of the New Life Baptist Church in Chautauqua. He also was a member of the Three Rivers Black Powder Club and the South Winds Muzzle Loaders.
Survivors include his wife, Dianna, of the home; his mother, Edith Irene Cunningham, Peru, Kan.; one son, Richard Brown, Roswell, NM; four daughters; Chantille Redman, Carlsbad, NM, Misty Simers, Artesia, NM, Crystal Newby, Oneida, Tenn. and Shannon Kisgen, Menahga, Minn. He also is survived by three sisters, Dorothy Conaway, Peru, Kan., Rose Maiy Collins, Peru, Kan., and Fern Flynt, Whippoorwill, Okla.; two brothers, Raymond Brown, Peru, Kan. and Edward Brown, Carlsbad, NM, and 17 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, William Dawson Brown, one son, Curtis Brown, one daughter, Kimberly Loyd, and one brother, William Oliver Brown.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, 2005, at the New Life Baptist Church in Chautauqua, Kan., with the Rev. Dale Merritt officiating. The U.S. Army Honor Guard, Fort Riley, Kan., will conduct military rites.
The family has suggested memorials to the American Heart Association and the New Life Baptist Church. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan was in charge of arrangements.
MRS. KATHERINE M. BROWN - Submitted by Billy L. Pate-Smith
Katherine Marie Brown, 87, Bosie, Idaho, died Wednesday, March 15, 1989, in a Boise hospital of natural causes.
Funeral sevices were held Saturday, March 18, at 10:30 a.m. in the Alden-Waggoner ChapeL Dr. Benny C. Boling of University Christian Church, Boise, officated. Burial was in Dry Creek Cemetery.
Mrs. Brown was born Apr11 17, 1901, at Wauneta, Kansas, a daughter of Thomas H. and Emma M. Comer. She grew up near Cedar Vale, Kansas, attended schools there and later married Forrest L. Brown at Cedar Vale on Nov. 27, 1921. They lived in Kansas and Oklahoma in their early years before coming to Boise in 1943. They later returned to Kansas for a time and then in 1950 moved to Hornedale, Idaho, returning again to Boise in 1954 Marie had worked as a telephone operator in Kansas and later worked as clerk for the Mode, Ltd. Department Store, Boise, and the Idaho Department Store and the Homedale Department Store, Homedale, then C. C. Anderson Co., The Cash Bazaar, and David’s Fabrics, Boise.
She was a seventy-five year member of the Christian Church and was a member of University Christian Church at the time of her death. She was also a member of Daughters of American Revolution; WWI Auxiliary, Sawtooth Barracks; and Royal Neighbors of America; and formerly in Eastern Star and Rebekah Lodges.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Comer and Billie Brown, Meridian; a daughter and son-in-law, Beverly Ann and Don Swanson, Boise; two grandsons, Mike Swanson, Sacramento, Calif., and Kirt Swanson, Portland, Ore.; two granddaughters, Pamela Marie and Darin Brown, both of Meridian; a great-grandson, Ryan Michael Swanson, Sacramento, Calif.; a great-granddaughter, Asley Marie Swanson, Portland, Ore.; and numerous neices, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband on June 30, 1986, and by three brothers and four sisters.
The family suggests memorials to University Christian Church, 1802 University Drve, Boise, Idaho 83706 or any favorite charity.
MR. KILLION C. BROWN - Submitted by Freida Wells
Funeral Rites Held Monday Afternoon for Killion C. Brown
Funeral services were held for Killion C. Brown, Monday, at 3 p.m. at the Baird Chapel with the Rev. Joe Lane in charge of the services. Killion C Brown was born May 19, 1874 and died April 3, 1948. He is survived by one brother Ward Brown of Wauneta and one sister Mrs. Emma Lavely, Trenton, Mo. two half sisters, Mrs. W J. Burris of Sedan and Mrs. E. E. Welbl of Nampa, Idaho. Interment was in Round Mound cemetery.
MRS. LELA BROWN
Lela Steward Brown was born April 21, 1918 to Clarence and Clara Steward in Johnson, AR. On July 10, 1936, she was united in marriage to Aaron Merle Brown. He preceded her in death on June 6, 1983.
She is a member of the United Methodist Church and a veteran of Foreign Auxiliary. She was a Clerk and Assembler most of her life. She was a devoted wife and mother.
She was also preceded in death by son, Merlin, and sister, Lucile Metcalf. Survivors include daughter Janice Herndon and husband, Champ, Garland, TX, son, J. C. Brown and wife, Janis, Garland, TX, three grandchildren, Jay Brown, Jana Pearcy and Mitzi Morale, four great grandchildren, Jennifer, Katie, Matthew Morale and Jordan Pearcy, one great great grandson, Dylan Smith, sister, Betty Stephens, Sedan, KS and a host of friends.
Services were held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, 2001, at Restland Abby Chapel. Interment followed in Restland Memorial Park.
The family suggests memorials to the Disabled American Veterans and contributions may be left with the funeral home. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.
MRS. MARY E. BROWN
INDEPENDENCE - Mary E. Brown, 76, of Independence, Kan. died on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, at St. John’s Hospital in Joplin, Mo.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug., 12, 2004, at 1 p.m. at the Crystalbrook Church in Independence, with Pastors Dick Drumeller and Steve Grimes officiating. Interment will be in the Riley (Monett) Cemetery in Chautauqua County, Kan. under the direction of Potts Chapel of Independence.
Memorial remembrances are suggested to the Crystaibrook Church or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and donations will be received at Potts Chapel.
Mary Eldena Brown was born Jan. 19, 1928 at Monett, Kan., the daughter of Peter A. Cornelsen and Armeda Pearl (Ford) Cornelsen. She graduated from Sedan High School in 1946. She was a telephone operator in Sedan for a time. She later worked in Montgomery County as a Nurse’s Aide and a Dietary Manager.
On June 21, 1947 at Sedan, she was united in marriage to Donald L. Sanborn and the couple later divorced. To this union, three children were born, one son, John Sanborn and two daughters, Cheryl and Carol Sanborn.
She later married Roy Brown at Miami, Okla. and he preceded her in death.
Mrs. Brown was a member of the Crystalbrook Church and the Southeast Kansas Dietary Managers Association, where she was a past president.
Survivors include one son, John Sanborn, Ponca City, Okla., two daughters, Cheryl Hurst, Pawhuska, Okla., and Carol Blair, Waldorf, MD., two stepsons, Donald Brown, Emporia, Kan., and David Brown, Montana, one step daughter, Patty Brown, Emporia, Kan., one sister, Bernice Slaughter, Sedan, Kan. and 12 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
MRS. PATRICIA A. BROWN - Submitted by Jimmy Williams, Jr.
Patricia Ann Bohannan Brown, 61, passed away Sunday, November 7, at the Pawhuska hospital. She was born July 24, 1943 in Elgin, Kansas, the daughter of Ralph O. and Gladys Irene Waggie Bohannan Sr. Only July 5, 1994, she married William Boyd Brown in Bartlesville. She was a Certified Nursing Assistant.
Survivors include the husband, William of the home; children, Pansy Regina Figgeroa of Hominy; Roy Newton Justice Jr., of Pawhuska, Shelly Eillien Justice of Pawhuska, William Charles Ashford of Dewey, Versie Buzbee of Kansas, Patrice Cecil of Indiana and Scott Eugene Black of Dewey; two sisters, Wilda Irene Williams of Pawhuska and Shirley Bohannan of Bartlesville; a brother, Ralph Bohannan Jr. of Oklahoma; 21 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; three step-children; three step-grandchildren; and host of family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Chuck Bohannan and a sister, Judy Diaz.
Services will be held Wednesday, November 10, 10 a.m. in the Johnson Funeral chapel with Rev. James Hager officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Elgin, Kansas. Johnson's Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
MS ROSE M. BROWN
PERU, Kan. - Rose Mary Brown, 57, of Peru, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005, at Sedan City Hospital.
She was born April 16, 1948, at Pawhuska, Okla. to William Dawson and Edith Irene (Lumley) Brown. She grew up in Peru and attended Peru Schools.
She married Robert Miller in 1965, they were later divorced. She married Thomas Cook in 1971 and they were later divorced.
Rose Mary lived in Arkansas City for several years before returning to Peru in 1981. She was employed as a nurses aide and later worked for a road construction company.
Survivors include three sons, Robert L. Miller, Peru, David L. Miller, League City, Texas, and Travis Cook, Arkansas City, Kan.; her mother, Edith Brown Cunningham, Peru; two brothers, Raymond Brown, Peru and Edward Brown, Carlsbad, NM; two sisters, Dorothy Conaway, Peru and Fern Flynt, Whipporwill, Okla.; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father William Dawson Brown, and two brothers, William Oliver Brown and John Thomas Brown.
A memorial graveside service will be at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005, in the Peru Cemetery at Peru, Kan. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.
MR. ROY H. BROWN - Submitted by Sharon Pappin
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ROY BROWN SERVICES WEDNESDAY
Roy H. Brown, age 89 died December 30 at the Sedan City Hospital. Services are scheduled for December 31, at 1 p m at Graves-Baird Chapel with interment in Greenwood Cemetery. Officiating clergyman was Rev. Jack Matthews.
Roy H Brown was born March 12, 1885, the son of Luke M. and Jane (Snyder) Brown. He married Elizabeth Holland at Sedan in 1938. She preceded him in death July 6, 1974. Mr. Brown was a photographer, painter, used car dealer and carpenter during his life and was a member of the First Christian Church at Mount Pleasant.
He is survivored by a step daugther Mrs. Andrew (Norma) Sass of San Rafael, California , one brother , Mark Brown of Gutherie Oklahoma and four grandchildren.
MRS. SOPHIE G. BROWN
Sophie Gertrude Harris was born at Madison, Kansas, November 19, 1882, and died of typhoid fever at Mercy hospital. Independence, Kansas, September 10, 1930, age 47 years, nine months and 21 days.
Her childhood days were spent on a farm west of Madison, where with the exception of a few years of school life, she lived until her marriage to Homer Brown, March 8, 1912. In the spring of 1919 they moved to their present home seven and onehalf miles northeast of Sedan. Besides her husband she leaves to mourn her loss, two daughters, Gertrude and Marjorie Brown, an aged mother, Mrs. Susan B. Harris, one brother, Joseph H. Harris and one sister. Mrs. Frank Greenwood, both of Madison, Kans., and a host of other relatives and friends.
In early youth she united with the Methodist church, and her entire life was spent in fulfilling the commandment, “That ye love one another.”
Her home life was little short of ideal. She believed implicitly, “Nobody else can do the work the Lord’s marked out for you,” and gave her every effort to it. She was a loving wife, perfect mother, gracious daughter, sweet sister and a dear friend.
MR. LUCAS BROWNING
Lucas Browning, 19, passed away on March 13, 2011 result of a tragic gun accident, at Jacksonville, N.C.
Lucas spent his first seven years in Sedan with his grandparents. He graduated from high school at Agape Boarding School in Stockton, MO. At the time of his death he was preparing to attend nursing school.
Lucas spent, many happy summers in Sedan visiting his grandparents Elery and Anita Joy and many friends.
He is survived by his mother, Tammy Browning of Wilson N.C., his sisters, Erica and her husband Tom Green, Andrea and her husband Charlie, and Marissa Browning all of Jacksonville, N.C.; his grandparents, Redford "Bud" Ellis of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Elery and Anita Joy of Sedan, also two nephews, one niece and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
A memorial service for Lucas will be held in Sedan, Saturday, April 2, 1 p.m., at Greater New Life/Church on the Rock, 401 S. Chautauqa.
MR. JAMES O'NEILL BRUEN
Operator Passes in City Point, Florida Tuesday Night James O’Neill Bruen died Tuesday night at City Point, Florida. Heart attack was the cause of his death.
Mr. Bruen left Sedan last Thursday going to Kansas City, Missouri where he visited with his daughter, Mrs. Abner Hood Hauck and Mr. Hauck. He left Kansas City Friday for Florida and was visiting his brother, Horace Bruen and brother-in-law, Charles D. Smith, when he was stricken. Mrs. Bruen had gone to California to visit with her mother, her son and daughter.
Mr. Bruen was well known in Chautauqua county and throughout the oil fields of the country. He was one of the early day oil operators in the county and had considerable holdings here at the time of his death. He formerly lived in Chanute and Kansas City, Missouri.
Mr. Bruen and his wife came to Sedan in 1931 and have resided on their ranch north east of town since that time. He was interested in the activities of the Republican party and was known for his generosity in supporting any worthy cause.
Surviving relatives are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Abner Hood Hauck of Kansas City, Missouri, and Mrs. A. Loring Siegner of Coronada, California, and one brother, Horace of City Point, Florida. A sister, Mrs. Charles D. Smith of City Point preceded him in death.
Services and burial will be at Syracuse, New York where the body was taken from Florida and will be laid to rest in the family mausoleum. The time of the service was not known at press time as the arrangement would not be made until Mrs. Bruen and the family arrive in Syracuse Saturday.
MRS. DARLENE WINIFRED BRUNER
Darlene Winifred Bruner passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2001 at the William Newton Memorial Hospital in Winfield, Kansas. She was 77 years of age and a long time resident of Moline. Darlene was born on January 12, 1924 at Busby, Kansas to Harold and Winifred Etta (Sprague) Van Buskirk.
Her parents separated when Darlene was a young child and her mother remained in the Busby community where she supported Darlene and Darlene's sister, Mary "Jill" Florene, by teaching and working in the general store owned by Darlene's grandparents, Perry and Flora Sprague. Darlene attended school and grew up in the Busby community.
Darlene's early years were intertwined with various people of many different cultures, who mostly were recent immigrants from Europe. She was a good student and was active in the Busby 4-H Club and local school programs. Darlene enjoyed music and played the piano, as well as the violin.
When Darlene and her sister were ready for high school, her mother moved the family into Longton, Kansas where they lived with Darlene's aunt and uncle, Eunice and George Dame and their family. After graduating from Longton High School, Darlene enrolled in a teacher training program at Kansas State Teachers College in Pittsburg, Kansas. She earned a teaching certificate and returned to Elk County to teach in rural schools near Moline and later taught elementary school and music in the Moline Grade School.
On December 24, 1943, she married Frank Leroy Bruner at Moline, Kansas. She continued to teach in the Moline school system and returned to college several times to enhance her teaching skills. At Peabody College in Tennessee, Darlene qualified as a special consultant in visual and auditory learning programs for the handicapped. Following this training, she served as a consultant teacher for the perceptually handicapped in the Butler county schools. She tirelessly fought battles for the rights of the children she served, and found ways to obtain equipment and funding for their programs.
Darlene completed her bachelor's degree at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas in 1965. Ill health caused her to retire from teaching, but she continued to be an active and much-loved member of the Moline community for many years. In recent years, Darlene and Frank lived at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Winfield, to be near medical care.
She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma honorary teachers' sorority; the Kansas State Teachers Association and the National Education Association. Darlene was along time member of the Moline United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Frank; her sons, Rod and Alan, both of Moline and Perry of Ponca City, Oklahoma; her daughter-in-law, Tamra Bruner of Ponca City; Oklahoma; two grandchildren, Jessica and Joshua and two step-grandchildren, Camilo and Nicolas.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 am. Wednesday, December 12, 2001, at the Moline United Methodist Church with Rev. Gary Parsons officiating.
Wanda Mills was the organist with the West Elk High School Chorus singing "Away In A Manger' and "Ava Maria". The casket bearers were Virgil Carter, John Clark, Jim Dixon, Harold McCreight, Kenneth Walker and Steve Walker. Interment was held in the Moline Cemetery.
Memorials have been established with the Moline United Methodist Church and Hospice, Inc. of Wichita. Contributions may be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements were made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
MRS. MARY BRUNER - Submitted by Curtis Huffman
Funeral Monday For Mary Bruner
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Bruner were conducted Monday afternoon at the First Baptist church, of which she was a member. Rev. Henry Duerksen officiated, and interment was in Greenwood cemetery under the direction of Graves-Baird funeral home. Mrs. Bruner had been a resident of the Sedan Rest Home for the past seven months and died Saturday at the Sedan City hospital.
A daughter of William and Barbara Sanborn, she was born April 12, 1876, at Brashear, Mo., and moved to this area with her parents when she was three years old. She lived in Elk and Chautauqua counties the remainder of her life. On Sept. 7, 1899 she was married to William Samuel (Sam) Bruner at Lowe. He preceded her in death in 1943.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Carl (Dessie) Sallee of Sedan, Mrs. Frank (Edna) Ferguson, and Mrs. Fledah Thomas of Santa Ana, Calif.; four sons, Louis Bruner of Wakita, Okla., Beryl Bruner of Hunting Beach, Calif., Orville Bruner of Arkansas City, and Dwight Bruner of Sedan; 20 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Dessie Webber and Mrs. Blanche Banning of Sedan; and a brother, Orville Sanborn of Iola.
Out of town relatives and friends who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bruner, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Farris and Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Singer of Wakita, Okla.; Mr. and Mrs. Orville Bruner, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Sallee, Mrs. Roy Haines, Mrs. Bob Begay, Mr. and Mrs. Don Gilland, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Green, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Pappan, Mr. and Mrs. Bud Bruner and Vernon Sanborn of Arkansas City; Mrs. Frank Ferguson of Santa Ana, Calif.; Beryl Bruner of Huntington Beach Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Orvil Sanborn and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Taggart of Iola; Mrs. Bertha Davis of Topeka; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bruner of Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. Leland McAfee of Blue Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Earl G. Peppard of Canyon Tex.; Merle Bruner of Vallejo, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Nelson of Lecompton; Donald Bruner of Olathe; Mrs. Jim Palmer of Leon; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bruner of Paola; Mrs. Willis White of Belle Plaine; Mrs. Roland Call of Wichita; Leo Sanborn of Joplin, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Byrd Sanborn and Mr. and Mrs. Bon Sanborn of Caney; Mr. and Mrs. Sheridan Mizer, Mr. and Mrs. Veryl Smith of Coffeyville; Mr. and Mrs. Everett Martin of Broken Arrow, Okla.; Tom Martin of Collinsville, Okla.; Mrs. George McGoveran of Claremore, Okla.; Lulu Kuykendall of Tulsa; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Jacot, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Stewart, Mrs Bert Malone, Mrs. Edna Stewart, Mrs. Jim Gibson, Mrs. Minnie Bruner, Frank Bruner all of Moline; Mr. and Mrs. Walker Patteson, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph McAfee and Kyle Sanborn of Cedar Vale.
MR. ORMAND BRUNER - Submitted by Freida Wells
Ormand P. Bruner Employee, Killed Monday In Accident Near Hewins
Funeral services for Ormand Paul Bruner, 43, who died Monday evening about 6 o'clock from injuries received that afternoon about three o'clock were held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 from the First Methodist church in Sedan with the Rev. Lloyd V. Harmon officiating.
Mr. Bruner, who was shop foreman for the Chautauqua county highway department and had been an employee of the county for the past nine years was fatally injured a mile and a half west of Hewins when the blade on the dozer he was pulling on a low boy apparently hooked the side of the bridge over Rock Creek, pulling the bridge off the pier that was holding it, and letting the span drop info the frozen creek some 20 feet below.
Mr. Bruner had taken the tractor from another site near Hewins and H. B. Evans county engineer, across the same shortly after noon the same day. Some trees needed to be pulled on the Clyde Lowry farm farther west. Because the job took only a short time. Bruner waited and was bringing the tractor back when the accident occurred. The victim either was thrown or jumped from the cab of the truck, and plunged headfirst into the creek, breaking through about three inches of ice. He suffered several badly broken ribs, which punctured his lungs as well as badly broken arms, and a possible skull fracture. Death is reported to have resulted from the punctured lungs.
At the time of the accident, Harry Willoughby was following Mr. Bruner in a pickup and behind him was Raymond Wilkerson who was also followed by Jess Stark. Earl Lemert was building fence almost under the bridge, and the county engineer, Evans. All saw the accident happen. Mr. Lemert was first to reach the injured man. They had some trouble getting him out of the ice, and he was rushed to the Hays hospital at Cedar Vale where he lived until about 6 o'clock.
Mr. Bruner had almost completed the 100-foot bridge when the accident occurred. The cab of the truck did not fall info the water, and had the victim remained in it, said Mr. Evans, he probably would not have been hurt seriously, if at all.
Survivors include the wife, Kathryn of the home, a daughter Paula Jo, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bruner of Sedan a brother, Victor and a sister, Mrs. Betty Fisher, also of Sedan. Interment was in Greenwood cemetery. Arrangements were by the Baird Funeral home and the Buckles Funeral home.
A brother, William F. Bruner died April 6, 1953 and a brother-in-law, Frances E. Fisher died June 6, 1950.
MR. WILLIAM F. BRUNER - Submitted by Curtis Huffman
William F. Bruner Dies Sunday as Result of Lockjaw
William Franklin Bruner, age 27 years, 9 mo. 19 days, died Sunday, Apr. 6, at the Sedan City Hospital. His death was from lockjaw as the result of an injury to his thumb which he received several weeks ago while working on the clutch of his car.
Bruner was born in Sedan June 18, 1924, the son of Frank and Lenora Bruner. July 4, 1943 he was married to Theora L. Sanborn. To this union was born on son Terry L.
Bruner was a Veteran of World War II. He was inducted into the army Feb. $, 1943 and discharged Oct. 20, 1945.
At the time of his death he operated the Port of Entry at Chautauqua. He was a member of the Methodist Church and had been a member of the local Jaycees.
Survivors include his wife Theora L.; son, Terry L.; his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bruner; one sister, Betty Fisher; two brothers, Victor Bruner and Ormand Bruner all of Sedan; also nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Apr. 9, at 2:30 p.m. at the Methodist Church with the Rev. Earl A. Perry officiating Interment was in the Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Doy Moore Post of the American Legion.
MR. ARTHUR BRUNGER - Submitted by John Henderson
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SUNDAY FOR ARTHUR BRUNGER
Funeral services for Arthur Brunger, 55, who was killed Thursday afternoon when the tractor with which he was mowing grass at the country club over turned into a ditch, pining him under the machine, were held Sunday evening at seven o'clock at the family home with Rev. Floyd C. Moss officiating. Mrs. Wayne Brooke, Mrs. Charles Martin, and Mrs. Kenneth Ritchey sang "Sweet Hour Of Prayer" and "Rock Of Ages."
Interment was in Greenwood cemetery.
Mr. Brunger was born at Gueda Springs November 10, 1889, but had lived most of his life in and near Sedan. He was a member of the Sedan Baptist Church. On December 31, 1911, he was married to Miss Myrtle Hunt. Mr. Brunger was employed as night man at the Ding Bell Chelvolet Co., and was caretaker at the Country Club.
Survivors include his wife, and two sons, Pvt. Lee Brunger of Amorillo, Tex., and Harold Brunger of Panama; one grandson, Donald Lee Brunger; a sister-in-law, Miss Pearl Hunt; three sisters, Mrs. Ada McKenney of Sedan, Mrs. Margaret Dobbs, Arkansas City, and Mrs. Marie Andrews, Caney; two brothers, Lt. Col. Ernest G. Brunger, stationed at Hawaii, Earl Brunger of Pawhuska; and many other relatives.
[Note: The John Max Henderson is the great-nephew of Myrtle Brunger and Pearl Hunt]
MRS. MYRTLE BRUNGER - Submitted by John Henderson
MRS. BRUNGER CHAU. CO. RESIDENT PASSES AWAY
Myrtle Brunger was born February 13, 1888 and departed this life November 23, 1953.
Mrs. Brunger was born on the Moore Prairie southwest of Sedan and spent all of her life in Chautauqua County.
She is survived by two sons, Harold of Cedar Vale, Lee of Coffeyville; a sister, Miss Pearl Hunt of Sedan and two grandchildren , Donald and Stephen of Coffeyville.
Services were held at 3;30 p. m. Wednesday, November 25, 1953 at the First Baptist Church, with the Rev. George H. Nehf officiating. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery.
[Note: The John Max Henderson is the great-nephew of Myrtle Brunger and Pearl Hunt]
CHARLIE L. BRYAN
Charlie Leo Bryan, age 92, of Copan, Oklahoma died at 5:18 p.m. Monday at the Jane Phillips Geriatrics facility.
Funeral services for Mr. Bryan were held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday at the Dewey First Christian Church with Leon Martin and Terry Bryan officiating. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Sedan, Kansas under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home.
Casket escorts were Mr. Bryan’s grandsons and included Paul Bryan, Jon Bryan, Mark Bryan, Jim Bryan, Dean Otto, Cary Otto, Mickey Bryan, Tim Bryan and Mike Bryan. A memorial has been established with the Jane Phillips Geriatrics, c/o BlueStem Regional Medical Development Foundation, 3500 SE Frank Phillips Blvd., Bartlesville, OK 74006. Mr. Bryan was born on November 30, 1908 in rural Chautauqua County, Kansas to Richard Alexander Bryan and Eva Mae (Bays) Bryan. He grew up and received his education in Chautauqua County, Kansas and was married to Ola Mae Bryant on December 19, 1928 at Independence, KS. They made their home in Chautauqua County, Kansas until 1945, when they moved to Washington County Oklahoma and settled in the Copan area. Mr. Bryan had been active in oil field work and farming for most of his life. He was a member of the Dewey First Christian Church.
Mr. Bryan is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ola Bryan, of the home in Copan, OK, two sons, Richard D. Bryan, Midwest City, OK and Terry L. Bryan and his wile, Patty, Copan, OK, one daughter, Gloria J. Otto and her husband, Troy Duane, Holts Summit, MO, one sister, Sue Smith, Copan, OK, sixteen grandchildren, Jolene Kertson, LeeAnn Lopez, Arlea Harris, Jon Bryan, Jim Bryan, Paul Bryan, Mark Bryan, Teresa Pitot, Dean Otto, Cary Otto, Angela Hunt, Dena Bryan, Kayla Bryan, Mickey Bryan, Tim Bryan and Mike Bryan, twenty-two great grandchildren and one great grandchild and special friends, Danny and Sally Mackey of Copan, OK.
Mr. Bryan was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Goldie Rodannel, two brothers, Richard 0. Bryan and Walter (Jack) Bryan, and one daughter, Dorla Irene Bryan.
MR. JOHN J. BRYAN
SEDAN, Kan. - John J. Bryan, 68, of Sedan died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kan.
He was born Dec. 24, 1936, in Moline, Kan. to John H. and Olive (Miller) Bryan.
He is survived by his wife, Winifred Bryan, Sedan; a daughter, Judith and her husband, John McCormick; a son, Daniel; three grandchildren, Jackie and Joanna McCormick and Dani Ann Bryan; two sisters, Goldie Taylor and Sarah Mae Byard; several nieces and nephews, and numerous family and friends.
Cremation has taken place and a private service will be held at a later date.
The family has suggested memorials to your favorite charity in memory of John Bryan. Arrangements are under the direction of the David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan.
MRS. OLA M. BRYAN
Mrs. Ola Mae Bryan, 97, of Copan, died at 12:20 a.ni; Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009 at the Green Country Village in Bartlesville, Okla.
Funeral services for Mrs. Bryan will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 30 at the New Life Wesleyan Church in Copan with Pastor Jay Friedman officiating.
Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Sedan, under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory in Bartlesville.
Casket escorts will include Paul Bryan, Jon Bryan, Gary Otto, Mickey Bryan, Tim Bryan and Mike Bryan.
A memorial has been established and those who wish may send their contributions to the Dewey Christian Church, P.O. Box 640, Dewey, Oklahoma, 74029.
Mrs. Bryan was born al Niotaze on Oct. 28, 1911 to William C. and Mary E. (Kirkendall) Bryant. She grew up and received her education in Sedan and was married to Charlie Leo Bryan on Dec. 19, 1928 at Independence. They made their home in Chautauqua County until moving to the Copan area of Washington County, Okla., in 1945. Mr. Bryan was active in oil field work and farming. Mrs. Bryan worked at her brother-in-laws grocery store in Copan as well as being a homemaker and working with her husband in the dairy business and farming.
Mr. Bryan preceded her in death on Jan. 7, 2002 and Mrs. Bryan continued her home in Copan. She was a member of the Dewey Christian Church and was a member of the Copan Home Demonstration Club for many years.
Survivors include two sons, Richard Bryan of Midwest City, Okla., and Terry Bryan and his wife, Patty of Copan, one daughter, Gloria J. Otto and her husband Troy Duane of Holts Summit, Mo., one sister, Norma Bryan of Benton City, Wash., 16 grandchildren, Jolene Sue Kertson, Jon Richard Bryan, James Wesley Bryan, Paul Duane Bryan, Lee Ann Hess, Mark Devin Bryan, Arlea Jean Harris,, Troy Dean Otto, Teresa Elaine Pilot, Gary David Otto, Mickey Bryan, Timothy Bryan, Angela Hunt, Michael Bryan, Dena Bryan and Kayla Duke, 27 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Dorla Bryan, three brothers and four sisters.
MRS. ROSEBUD J. BRYAN
Rosebud Joy (Teague) Bryan, age 80, of the Dewey and Copan areas, passed away at 1:18 p.m. Monday, August 6, 2001 at the Medicalodge Nursing Facility in Dewey, OK.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 10, 2001, at the Stumpff Funeral Home Chapel in Bartlesville, OK with Rev. Everett Peace of the Freewill Baptist Church in Dewey officiating. Interment was in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan, KS.
Rosebud was born to John Henry and Hazel Claudie (Carrol) Teague on February 27, 1921 in Elgin, Kansas. She received her schooling in the rural Chautauqua County Kansas area.
On December 30, 1937, she married Walter Eugene (Jack) Bryan in Canadian, Texas. They made their home in Sedan, KS for a few years before moving to the Colorado and Washington state areas, then settling in Copan in 1948. In 1956, they bought the R&H Food Store in Copan and operated it until 1966. In 1963, they purchased and operated the Copan Laundry until 1973, when they began driving a semi-truck for Sedan Floral, delivering bedding plants all over the United States. When they retired from that, they baled hay for numerous people around the Bartlesville, Copan, Wann and Caney areas. Rosebud lived in Dewey since 1977, where she was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.
She is survived by her children, Allan and Lura Bryan, Copan, OK, Jack and Mary Bryan, Reedley, CA, Judy and Richard Morgan, Dewey, OK, Jane and Bill Jones, Dewey, OK and Joyce and Ken Drehman, Bartlesville, OK, two brothers, John C. Teague and Marion Teague, Independence, KS and Lee Teague, Sedan, KS, two sister-in-laws, Freda Rae Teague Lewis, Sharpton, GA, Delores Teague, Arkansas City, KS, brother and sister-in-laws, Charlie and Ola Bryan and Sue and Lowell Smith, Copan, OK and Norma Bryan, Richland, WA, twenty grandchildren, thirty-eight great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack, on August 15, 1992, her parents, two brothers, Paul Teague, Sr. and Claudie Teague and a half brother, George Jenkins.
DORLA IRENE BRYAN - November 14, 1932
Bryant[sic](Bryan) Child Dies of Scarlet Fever
Three-Year-Old Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Bryant[sic](Bryan) Succumbs Today at Sedan,
Nov. 14 - Dorla Irene Bryant, 3-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bryant[sic](Bryan), succumbsd to scarlet fever at 2 o'clock this morning in the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Bryant, in southeast Sedan, following a short illness, and the Bryant[sic](Bryan) home is under quarantine, with two other children ill there.
Private funeral services, conducted by Rev. Edwin G. Michael, pastor of the Sedan Christian church, were held at 4 o'clock this afternoon at the grave in Greenwood cemetery. The R. I. Buckles funeral home was in charge.
Phyllis, 8-year-old aunt of Dorla Irene, is reported to be suffering from scarlet fever, while Dorla Irene's infant brother is ill, although the nature of his sickness was not reported today. Phyllis Bryant was absent from school last Thursday on account of illness, and as there was no school Friday because it was Armistice day, it was believed no one outside of the Bryant[sic](Bryan) family had been exposed to the disease. Phyllis was reported as improving satisfactorily today.
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