MR. EDD KALBE - Submitted by Atcha Nolan
Edd Kalbe Rites Held Saturday
Funeral services for Edd Kalbe, 84, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, in the Graves-Baird Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Edward Redfield officiating. Interment was in the Greenwood cemetery. He died Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Sedan City hospital.
Mr. Kalbe was born Feb. 10, 1889 in Wilson county, the son of Charles and Mary Ellen (Sherlock) Kalbe. On March 15, 1938, he and Villie McAfee were married at Fredonia. He had lived most of his life in Chautauqua county. Mr. Kalbe was a veteran of World War I and a retired self-employed truck driver. He was a member of the Christian church and the Sedan American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Villie of the home; three step-daughters, Mrs. Etta Anderson of Peru, Mrs. Verna Collins of Odessa, Tex., and Mrs. Bonnie Loyd of Sedan; step-son Dale McAfee, of Eunice, N. Mex.; two sisters, Mrs. Georgia Cordell and Mrs. Gladys Teegarden, both of Sedan; and a brother, Gus Kalbe of Walnut.
MR. ARLIE A. KAMINSKA
SEDAN - Arlie Allison Kaminska passed away at his home in Sedan, Kan. on Saturday, March 13, 2004. He was 83 years of age and a former resident of Longton. Arlie was born on Aug. 23, 1920 at Sun City, Kan. to Otto Frederick and Lucinda (Keller) Kaminska. He graduated from Sun City High School in 1939 and attended college at Independence and Fort Hays.
On Jan. 5, 1942, he married Goldie Maudine Dillee at Kansas City, Kan. They lived in Kansas City before moving to a farm near Longton in March of 1942. They lived a few years in Derby, Kan., when Arlie was employed by Boeing Aircraft Company in Wichita.
Arlie was an auctioneer and cattle buyer for companies in Milwaukee, Wis. and a slaughter house in Wellington, Kan. In 2001, Arlie and Maudine moved to Sedan, Kan. due to ill health.
He was a good friend and neighbor and had many talents, along with an excellent memory. He enjoyed fishing, working cattle and going to sales with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed seeing humor in life.
He is survived by his wife, Maudine; sons, Fred, Wichita, Rodger, Kansas City, Mo. and David, Independence, Mo.; daughters, Judy Tolbert, Sedan and Connie Thomas, Wichita; 14 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his only sister, Ilene.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 at the First Baptist Church of Sedan with Rev. Charles Klassen officiating. Karen Klassen will be the organist with Lloyd G. Zimmerman singing “Abide With Me” and “How Great Thou Art”. The pallbearers will be Chuck Kaminska, Craig Kaminska, Jim Kaminska, Mike Kaminska, George Thomas and James Tolbert. Interment will be held at the Greenwood Cemetery in $edan.
A memorial has been established with the American Diabetes Association. Contributions may be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements were made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
She was born Aug. 18, 1936 in Man, W. Va. to Cable Warren and Martha Ann (Beicher) Spears. She grew up and attended school in Mann.
In April 1973, she married Joseph K. Kane in Dayton, Ohio. Following their marriage, they made their home in the Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. area until moving to Sedan in 1975. Mr. Kane preceded her in death in 1991.
Arlene chose nursing as her lifework and began her 22 year career at Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan. She earned her LPN license in Bartlesville, Okla. while raising ten children and caring for residents full time at Pleasant Valley Manor.
Arlene was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Survivors include six sons, Jerry Lee Smith, Bartlesville, Okla., Douglas Jay Kane, San Bernadina, Calif., Aaron Naniwaialeale Kane, Mt. Vernon, Texas, James Edward Kane, Woodstock, Ga., Kevin Nawai Needham, El Cajon, Calif., and David Matthew Kane, Sedan, five daughters, Deborah Lynn Kane, Sedan, Judy Ann Pope, Jacksonville, Fla., Kandy Leimomi Cape, Wylie, Texas, Dianne Marie Smith, Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Alice Kay Taylor, Goodyear, Ariz., four brothers, Terry Ronald Spears, Sedan, Cabel Warren Spears, Jr., Montana, John Robert. Spears, Wierton, W. Va., two sisters, Martha Ann Branham, Denver, Colo., and Mary Anita Joy, Sedan, 33 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan. Arrangements were under the direction of the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan.
MR. JACK E. KASNEY, JR.
Jack Edward Kasney Jr., age 56, of Elgin, passed away Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009 at his home in Elgin.
Jack was born Jan. 16,1953 in Ulysses, Kan., to Jack E. Kasney Sr. and Virginia L. (Chance) Kasney. He grew up in Maize, Kan., before graduating from Maize High School. He later attended Wichita State University.
He worked for Utility Contractors, Incorporated for over twenty-five years as a foreman.
On June 16, 2000 he married Gay Caldwell, his childhood sweetheart, in Maize, Kan. They moved to Sedan and then in 2001 bought a house in Elgin where they have lived happily for the last eight years.
His passions were spending time with his wife and family, eating Mexican food, hunting, fishing, gardening, canning and especially loved his Chihuahua "Angel".
He is survived by his wife Gay Kasney of the home in Elgin; three daughters, Virginia Turbovich and Melissa "Jean" Kasney and step-daughter Krista Mann; two sons, Jack Edward Kasney III and step-son Jason Lee; one brother, John Kasney; one sister, Sue Valle and eighteen grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack Kasney, Sr., and Virginia Kasney.
Cremation has taken place and a private family and friend service will be held at a later date. To view the entire obituary online or to leave a message for the family, visit www.dwbfh.com. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.
MRS. E. IRENE KEARNS
E. "Irene" (Kunkel) Kearns, 91, of Winfield. passed away Monday evening, January 3, 2011, at the Kansas Veteran's Home in Winfield.
Survivors in the area are Richard Potter and his wife. Pat of Sedan.
Funeral services will be Friday, Jan. 7, 10:30 a.m., at Grace United Methodist Church in Winfield. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery.
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service on Thursday, Jan. 6, 4 to 8 p.m. The family will greet visitors from 5 to 7 p.m.
Memorials have been established in Irene's name for Grace United Methodist Church, The Central and Western Alzheimer's Association and William Newton Hospital Nursing Scholarship. Contributions can be made through the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.milesfuneralservice.com.
Robert helped his father at the Sedan Ice Company and was especially busy driving truckloads of 300 pound cakes of ice to nearby towns. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1947, earned the rank of Sergeant and was honorably discharged in 1951. Most of his four years were spent in Washington, D.C. Upon returning to Sedan, he was court reporter for the Kansas District Court for approximately ten years with Judge Ackarman. His health forced him to change careers, after which he became a semi-truck driver.
He passed away July 19 in Aurora, Colo. Funeral services were at All Saints Lutheran Church. Interment was in Crown Hill Cemetery in Denver, with military honors. He is survived by daughter Kim Ann and husband, Lloyd Cooper, grandchildren, Robert, David and Tiffany Delaine Crownover and Lone Leanea Cooper and two sisters, Patricia Fredrickson, Osage City and Carol Maddux, Manhattan. One son died earlier.
MRS. ALICE M. KEENY
Pioneer Sedan Lady Expired Suddenly Monday Evening
Mrs. Alice Mary Keeny, a pioneer of Chautauqua county and resident of Sedan for fifty years, passed away late Monday afternoon, October 27th. She expired suddenly when preparing to go to the supper table. While she was in a feeble condition due to age and consequent infirmities, there were no previous symptoms to indicate the approaching end. Her age was 81 years, 9 months and 6 days.
The funeral service was conducted at the Methodist church Wednesday afternoon at 2:30, the Rev. J. W. Campbell, pastor of the church, officiating. The music was in charge of Mrs. J. T. Bradley and was furnished by the people of the choir with whom the deceased worked when she was active in the church. Interment was in Greenwood cemetery.
In memory and honor of Mrs. Keeny’s many years as organist for the M. E. church choir the singing was accompanied by organ music with the instrument and choir occupying the organ loft. “Softly Now the Light of Day,” and “One Sweetly Solemn Thought” were sung by the choir composed of the following members: Mrs. E. I. Fish, Mrs. Harry Shreve, Mrs. Dora Bradley, Mrs. W. T. Courtwright, Mr. C. M. Williams, Mr. W. D. Finley, Dr. W. T. Courtwright, Mrs. J. 0. Tulloss, Organist. A solo number, “No Night There,” was sung by Harold Flickinger, a grandson of Mrs. Keeny.
Friends and relatives from a distance here in attendance at the funeral were: Mrs. Chas. Bradley and Mrs. J. T. Bradley of Kansas City, Mo.; Harold Flickinger and daughter Patricia Ann of Waverly, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Keeney of Gypsum, Kansas; Mrs. Josie McCormick, Wichita, Kansas; Mrs. J. A. Cramer, Mrs. Dale Hebank, Mrs. Wm. Wade, Mrs. Adelaide Neimeyer, Mrs. A. W. Evans, Miss Lucy McCullough, Miss Floy Dunkin, Independence, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Henderson, Winfield, Kansas.
Mrs. Keeny was born at York Spring, Pennsylvania, January 21, 1849. She was united in marriage to Mr. Daniel B. Keeny at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, January 5, 1870. Soon after their marriage they started west. They lived for a short time in the State of Indiana but from there they came to Chautauqua County, Kansas and settled at Peru where they resided for ten years. Then they moved to Sedan where the family has lived ever since. Nine children were born to their union, three of whom died in infancy, two passed away in middle childhood, and two sons, Edwin and Garfield went to their eternal reward after they had grown to manhood. Two daughters, Mrs. F. H. Flickinger of Baldwin, Kansas and Mrs. Lillie V. Eldridge of Portland. Oregon, survive her.
Mr. and Mrs. Keeny purchased the family residence in Sedan soon after moving to the county-seat, where Mrs. Keeny has resided for 47 years. Mr. Keeny died December 23, 1910. After his death, the son, Garfield and his family lived with her but of recent years a brother, Mr. William A. Grove has made his home with her.
Mrs. Keeny was converted to the Christian Faith when a girl, and united with the Presbyterian church. After her marriage she joined the Methodist church of which she was a member at the time of her death. It is presumed that no member locally of the Methodist church has ever been more faithful than was Mrs. Keeny as long as she was able to attend services, In the early day her home was the church home. It was the, “work-shop” for the Ladles’ Aid Society, the place of meeting for choir practice, a gathering place for socials, the one home for the presiding elder, visiting pastors and the local minister, It was her joy to work and make happy the servants of God. She was a splendid musician of the old school and for years was the organist at the Methodist church. It can well he said of her that she served her Master faithfully in the church of God and now that the body is “Clean Tired Out” she can say with the Psalmist of old “This is my rest forever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it."
She leaves to mourn her loss the two daughters and the brother mentioned above; eleven grandcbildren; six great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Grace McDermott of St. Louis, and a host of friends.
CHRISTOPHER D. KEENY - Submitted by Ilene Mullendore Butler
Christopher Dean Keeny, 15, of Niotaze, Kansas, died at his home Wednesday, February 5, 1997. He was born May 1, 1981, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Christopher E. and Donna Rose (Powers) Keeny. He was a student at Caney, Kansas.
Survivors include his father, Christopher Keeny, two brothers, Joshua Keeny and Jesse Keeny, all of the home; his maternal grandmother, Elaine Keeny of Sedan, Kansas; his paternal grand-parents, Frank and Kathleen McCorkle of Sedan, Kansas; and his maternal greatgrandmothers, Katherine Lindsey of Sedan, Kansas, and Blendina Powers of Havana, Kansas.
Memorial services were held Saturday, February 8, 1997, at 1:00 p.m., in the Graves-Baird Chapel, Sedan, Kansas. Rev. Dois Nix officiated. Cremation has taken place and inurnnient will be private at a future date. Graves Baird Funeral Home, Sedan, was in charge of arrangements.
A memorial in his name has been established with the Youth Crisis Hotline. Memorials can be left at the funeral home made out to the National Runaway Switchboard.
MRS. CLARA E. KEENY
Clara Elaine Keeny, age 84, of Sedan, passed away Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010 at Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan.
She was born July 10, 1926 in Sedan to Dean and Grace (Morton) Webb. She attended and graduated from Sedan High School.
On May 9, 1954 she married E. Marvin Keeny in Sedan. He preceded her in death on Nov. 15, 1980.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed working for the Cub Scout Pack #15 in Sedan for over fifty years, gardening, reading, western shows, singing, and collecting things. She was a beloved housewife, mother and grand-mother.
She is survived by one son, Christopher E. Keeny of Niotaze; one brother Kenneth Webb of Sedan; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one son, two daughters, one brother and one grandson.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010 at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan with Pastor John Warring officiating.
The family suggests memorials to the Cub Scout Troop #15 of Sedan 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 www.dwbfh. com. David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan is in charge of arrangements.
D. B. KEENY is DEAD
Died suddenly at Baldwin last Friday night. Heart Disease brought end. Remains brought to Sedan for burial in Greenwood Cemetery Monday--Long eventful career.
Not in recent years has Sedan been so greatly shocked as last Saturday morning when word reached here of the death of D. B. Keeny at Baldwin the evening before. At first people refused to believe it but when the son-in-law and daughter, Reverend and Mrs. F. H. Flickinger, arrived on the noon train and confirmed the report, all doubt disappeared and the grief of the community was general. That “in the mist of life we are in death” was never better proven than by Mr. Keeny’s sudden death. On Tuesday December 13, Mr. and Mrs. Keeny left for Baldwin to attend the dedicatory services of the Beeks memorial organ in the Methodist Church there. Both were in the very best of health and both were enjoying their stay in that college town to the fullest possible extent. They had intended to return home before Christmas but Mr. Keeny wrote to Reverend Flickinger at Edna that they would remain in Baldwin and spend Christmas with Harold Flickinger. Mr. and Mrs. Flickinger were at Edna where he is pastor of the Methodist Church.
Friday night Mrs. Keeny and Harold played checkers until about 10:00 o’clock and Mr. Keeny sat by and watched the game. He then retired Mrs. Keeny was sitting in the next room and suddenly heard her husband groan as if in intense pain. Rushing to his bedside she spoke to him but Mr. Keeny did not answer her. They both returned to the bedside and found him dead.
Mr. Keeny had anticipated just such a death and had often complained of his heart action. He was apparently in the best of health up to the fatal attack. The body was brought to Sedan, Saturday night because of the Pacific train being so behind time. About 20 old friends and neighbors met the remains at the station and escorted them to the home where he lay until the funeral Monday afternoon.
Mr. Keeny was a member of the Stone river Post G. A. R. and the funeral was conducted by that order. The services at the church were very solemn and impressive and were heard by as large a congregation as could possibly crowd into the building. The funeral oration was delivered by Reverend R. T. Harkness and his close association with Mr. Keeny in church work and spiritual matters stirred the pastors inspiration to its depths for the occasion. The pastor closed his remarks by reading to the congregation a personal letter written to him by Mr. Keeny the morning of the day he died and not received though the mails until after his death. The letter related to Mr. Kenny’s Christian experiences.
The remains were conducted to Greenwood Cemetery for interment, escorted by six veterans of the Civil War as pall bearers, W. H. Dennis, C. H. Inglefield, S. B. Davis, H. R. Taylor, J. H. Carney and J. L. Pattison, acting in that capacity. The body was lowered into its final resting place by these veteran comrades.
The business houses were closed during the afternoon from 2 o’clock until 4 as a final hour to the deceased townsman.
Mr. Keeny was one of the oldest citizens, in point of residence, of Chautauqua County. When he came from Pennsylvania to Kansas he located first at Lawrence. Then he went to Oswego and from there to Peru, arriving at Peru in 1871 or 1872. He remained there during all the early day county seat troubles and when Chautauqua County was created and Sedan made the county seat, he moved to this city where he has since lived.
Mr. Keeny was born December 27, 1838 and thus lacked but four days of being 72 years old. Carlisle, Pennsylvania was his birth place, and he grew to manhood there. He was twice married. On June 5, 1869 he was married to Alice M. Grove of Carlisle, Pennsylvania who survives him. Nine children were born to them, five boys and four girls of whom two sons and two daughters survive. These are Ed and Garfield Keeny of Sedan. Mrs. Claude Eldridge of Independence and Mrs. F. H. Flickinger of Baldwin. Five sons and daughters from the first marriage are living.
Mr. Keeny in his earlier years, was typical of the spirit of those stirring times. He entered into the county seat troubles with the zeal and loyalty of a patriotic citizen and was always active in everything that concerned his town, which was then Peru.
In later years Mr. Keeny had given much of his time and money to the church work. An ardent, loyal, aggressive Methodist, he has worked day and night for the advancement of the Christian religion in general and of the Methodist Church in particular. For many years he has been one of the leaders among the laymen of the South Kansas Conference. Locally he had long been the most liberal donator to the Methodist Church in Sedan. He had not only given freely of his money but he worked hard for the upbuilding of the church. He had been one of the trustees for many years.
When Mr. Keeny moved to Sedan he first engaged in the musical instrument business but seven or eight years ago he added furniture and undertaking to his lines. He sold out last May after about twenty-five years in active business here. Since then he had been getting his business affairs in shape for just such a death as come to him. He seemed to expect the last summons at any moment ad was certainly as well prepared to die as any man could be.
Mr. Keeny was intensely patriotic and in 1860-1865 bore the arms of his country in the 130th Pennsylvania regiment. He was a leader in the local Grand Army Post and only a few months ago attended the National Grand Army Encampment at Atlantic City. He wrote a very interesting letter about this event to the times Star and the old soldiers read it with much interest. Mr. and Mrs. Keeny have traveled extensively in recent years and no one has ever enjoyed his journeys more than Mr. Keeny. He made notes of interesting things he saw and would write letters back to his home papers about them. Mr. Keeny loved to fish and hunt and went out to Idaho and Wyoming several times for that purpose. He was of Sedan’s wealthiest citizens and leaves quite a lot of notes and property for his family. he owned much Sedan real estate and was a very heavy taxpayer.
A flood of interesting memories rushes through the mind when one recalls the years of his acquaintance with Mr. Keeny. But these events show him to have been first of all a true, consistent Christian, a man who tried sincerely and honestly to do only what was right in the sight of God; a citizen who was liberal and charitable in all things, a husband whose loving devotion to his wife was never failing, a father of infinate kindness and indulgence. He will be missed in Sedan as few other men would be and as the years go by his memory will be tenderly recalled as often as the many events in which he took a prominent part annually occur.
MRS. DORINA KEENY - Submitted by Ilene Mullendore Butler
Dorina Rose “Rosie" Keeny, 29, former resident of Sedan, died Sunday, July 16, 1989, at her home in Kansas City, Mo., of an apparent brain tumor. She was born February 5, 1960, to John D. and Kathleen (Tuxborn) Powers. She was a home maker and a member of the Sedan First Baptist Church.
On March 19, 1982, she and Christopher Eugene Keeny were united in marriage at Sedan.
Survivors include her husband, Chris; four sons, Gary Lynn McCoy of Parkville, Mo., Dean Jesse and Joshua Keeny of her home; her parents Frank and Kathleen McCorkle of Sedan, three brothers, John D. Powers of Kansas City, Mo., Frank McCorkle of Anchorage, Ala., and Patrick McCorkle of Sedan; one sister, Debra Ann Pelkey of Wellington; grandparents, Herman and Blendina Powers of Havana; and grandmother, Katheryn Lindsey of Sedan. One brother, Victor, preceded her in death.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, July 20, 1989, at 11:00 a.m., at the Greenwood Cemetery, Sedan. Rev. Dois Nix will officiate. Graves-Baird Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
MR. E. M. KEENY
E. M Keeny Dies Sept. 9
E. M. Keeny died suddenly of a heart attack Friday, Sept. 9, at 8:15 a.m. at his home. Services were held Monday Sept. 12, at 10:00 a.m. at the Graves Baird Funeral Home with burial at Greenwood cemetery.
He was born Aug. 6, 1902 at Sedan to James Garfield and Minnie Mae (McKinsiter) Keeny. He graduated from Sedan high school and was a member of the 1919 State Championship Football Team. He was a graduate of Pittsburg State Teacher’s college. He was married to Milded Gutsch in 1928 at Salina.
He was a coach and industrial arts teacher at Oxford and Elgin. for five years, he was superintendent and coach in Gypsum. He returned to Sedan in 1936 where he operated a grocery store for 23 years. He was a guide on Table Rock Lake, Missouri for 10 years when he retired and returned to Sedan.
He was an active member of the United Methodist church of Sedan, a member of Vesper-Olive Lodge, a 32nd degree mason in Consistory at Wichita, and a member of Eastern Star.
He was an avid sportsman all of his life, especially enjoying hunting, fishing and golf according to his family.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred; two sons, E. Marvin jr. of Sedan and Lt. Col. (retired) James S. of Wichita; two brothers, Paul R. of Sedan, Maurice J. of Arkansas City; seven grandchildren Patrick L. of Garden city, Sp/4 Christopher E. of Schofield Barracks of Hawaii, Marcy Berryman of Sedan, Juli Suitland of Maryland, Kathi of Phoenix, Ariz., David and Diana of Wichita; nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
KEENY JAMES S.
Lt. Colonel James S. Keeny (USAF, Ret.), 79, died September 17th, 2012 at Sommerford Place in Annapolis, Maryland. He had dementia. Jim was born in Gypsum, Kansas, October 23, 1932. His parents were Eugene M. and Mildred Keeny, and his brother was Marvin Keeny. He grew up in Sedan, Kansas, and graduated from Sedan High School in 1950. He received his BA from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas in 1954 and also received his 2nd Lieutenant commission in the Air Force from ROTC. In 1955, he received his pilot wings and served as an air traffic control officer for six years, including one year at King Salmon, Alaska.
Lt. Colonel Keeny flew C-124 and C-141 aircraft during the Vietnam War, stationed in Japan, Hawaii, and Dover, Delaware. He was selected to fly C-140 Lockheed Jet Star VIP missions at Andrews AFB, Maryland, from 1969 until his retirement from the Air Force on July 1, 1975. His passengers included several members of the White House, including the First Lady and her daughters, cabinet dignitaries, such as Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and 4 star generals, such as General Westmoreland. Jim joined Flight Safety International as a flight and simulator instructor of Learjet aircraft in Wichita, Kansas, in 1975. He was then transferred to Tucson, Arizona as Chief Flight Instructor in 1979. He retired from Flight Safety in 1999 and remained in Tucson until 2001 when he moved with his wife Mona to Annapolis, Maryland to be near his four grandchildren.
Jim was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Mona (Call), in 2010. They were married in Sedan, Kansas on September 6, 1953. She accompanied him to Japan, Hawaii and numerous stateside bases throughout their 57 years together. He is survived by his daughter Julia Keeny of Fairfax, Virginia, daughter Kathi Spork (Rick) of Sebastopol, California, his son David Keeny (Jessica) and grandchildren Samuel and James of Riva, Maryland, and his daughter Diana Posten (David) and grandchildren Dillon and Courtney of Annapolis, Maryland. Jim will be buried with full military honors at Greenwood Cemetery, Sedan, Kansas, on Saturday, September 22 at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake or the Alzheimer’s Association and may be left with the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan.
MASTER JACOB V. KEENY
Jacob Victor, son of Mr. and Mrs. D.B. Keeny, died at their home in Sedan Wednesday evening, Nov. 13, from congestion of the stomach and bowels. Victor was just recovering from a four weeks fever which had been well under control for more than a week and was considered almost out of danger until late Sunday evening his physician was sent for in haste and found him in a most hopeless condition, but by the use of powerful stimulants his life was prolonged till three days later. The funeral services were held in the Methodist church on Thursday at 3 p. m. conducted bv Rev. Chase, and the interment in Greenwood cemetery an hour later. Victor's age was 9 years, 11 months and 1 day, being born December 6, 1885.
He was a bright an amiable little boy, a regular attendant at the Methodist Sunday school and church, of which he was a member in full connection. He had always had a weakly delicate constitution and had been gradually failing in health for a month previous to his last illness. The family have the sympathy of a large list of friends and acquaintances in their sad hereavment.
MRS. MONA M. KEENY
Mona Marthella Keeny, age 77, of Annapolis, Md., formerly of Sedan, passed away Friday, July 23, 2010 at the Mandarin House in Annapolis.
Mona was born and raised on a farm near Lowe, Kan., on Jan. 1, 1933 to Arnold and Gladys (Phillips) Call. She had three sisters and three brothers. She attended grade school at the Prairie View Schoolhouse and graduated from Sedan High School. She worked at Sedan State Bank after graduation.
Mona married her high school sweetheart, James Samuel Keeny on Sept. 6, 1953 in Sedan, Kansas when she was 20 years old. She enjoyed being an Air Force wife, and made many friends along the way. She was a wonderful homemaker to her husband and four children. She loved to sew outfits for her kids, cook, bake and read. She turned every house her family lived in into a home. At one time or another she called Kansas, Arizona, Texas, Delaware, Japan, Hawaii and Maryland home. But she loved Kansas most of all.
She will forever be missed by her loving family.
Mona is survived by her husband of 57 years, James Samuel Keeny; one son, James David Keeny of Riva, Md.; three daughters, Julia Keeny of Fairfax, Va., Kathi Spork and husband Rick of Sebastopol, Calif., and Diana Posten and husband David of Annapolis, Md,, and four grandchildren, Dillon and Courtney Posten of Annapolis, Md,, and Sam and Janies Keeny of Riva, Md.; one brother, Nile Call and wife Barbara of Eureka, Kan.; three sisters, Virginia Jett of Phoenix, Ariz., Zelpha Wilson of Salina, Kan., LaVerne Schilling of Haysville, Kan., and sister-in-law Ruth Call of Bartlesville, Okla.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.
Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. until service time on Thursday, July 29, 2010 at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 29, 2010 at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan, Kansas with Reverend Jerry Bever officiating. Interment will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan. To leave a message for the family please visit www.dwbfh. com. David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan is in charge of arrangements.
MR. PATRICK L. KEENY
Patrick Lee Keeny, 57, passed away on Friday, Jan. 11, 2008 at his home in Garden City, Kan. He was born December 13, 1950 at Coffeyville and is the son of E. Marvin, Jr. and Clara Elaine Webb Keeny. A Garden City resident since 1970, having moved from Sedan, he was a pumper for Cimarex Energy Company.
He was a member of the Cornerstone Church and a former member of the American Bowling Congress, both of Garden City. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and was an avid frog collector.
On September 15, 1992 he married Sue Sloan at Las Vegas, Nev. Survivors are his wife Sue, his mother, Elaine Keeny of Sedan; brother, Chris Keeny, Niotaze; step-son Darrin Crist, Garden City; step-daughter, Sara Jones of El Paso, Texas; Uncle, Ken Webb of Sedan. He had nine grandchildren, four nephews and three great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Marcy Ann Berryman.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008 at the Cornerstone Church in Garden City with Pastor Neil Burum officiating. Interment was in the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Garden City.
Memorials may be given to South Wind Oncology or St. Catherine Hospice in care of the funeral home, Price and Sons Funeral Home, 620 N. Main Street, Garden City, KS 67846. E-Condolences may be sent to ww w.priceandsons .com
MR. JAMES H. KELLER
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - James Hudson Keller, formerly of Sedan, Kan. passed away Nov. 17, 2003 in Cape Coral, Fla., where he had been living since 1986. Mr. Keller was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Mina Keller, longtime residents of Sedan, where they owned and operated Keller’s Clothing Store on Main Street.
Mr. Keller is survived by his wife of 28 years, Sheila (Hargadon) Keller, a son, James H. Keller, II, Gold Canyon, Ariz., a daughter, Kimberly McNeil, Wichita, Kan., two stepdaughters, Mary Fredericks, Sterling, Mass. and Alicia (Dee) Ashley, The Woodlands, Texas, one brother, Jon S. Keller, Cape Coral, Fla., formerly of Sedan, 12 grandchildren, two great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Keller’s roots were in Kansas and Oklahoma. His grandfather was part of the 1889 land run into Oklahoma. Born in Ashland, Kan., when he was 5 years old, his parents moved to Sedan, where he grew up. As a teenager, he was a calf roper in area rodeos. He graduated from Sedan High School in 1946, where he served as Senior Class President. From there, he attended Oklahoma A&M University, followed by six years service in the U.S. Air Force, where he flew B-29's during the Korean War.
After a military discharge, Mr. Keller sold veterinarian supplies to ranchers for Abbott Laboratories, Western Veterinary Supply and later for the Ceva Company before retiring and moving to Florida. As national sales manager, his territory covered the western half of the U.S. and Canada to Mexico. During that time, he made his home in Lahunta, Colo., Oklahoma City, Okla., Wichita and Kansas City, Kan.
A memorial service was held on Nov. 21, 2003 at the First Christian Church in Cape Coral, where Mr. Keller was a member for the past 14 years and served as a deacon and elder. Interment took place at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hope Hospice of Cape Coral, 2430 Diplomat Parkway E., Cape Coral, FL 33909.
MRS. IMOGENE G. KELLEY
Imogene G. Kelley, 97, passed away on Dec. 22, 2012, in Arvada, Colo. She was interred in Northglen, Colo., where her husband was buried.
Imogene was born Nov. 29, 1915, on a farm west of Sedan to Henry and Tuba (Kendall) Kirchner. She attended Ross City School from first to eighth grade and Sedan High School, graduating in 1934.
She married Arthur W. Kelley in 1936 and to this union, four children were born. The family made their home near Sedan until the summer of 1953, when they moved to the Denver area in Colorado.
Imogene was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur, of 57 years, her parents and siblings, two brothers Frederick (John) Kirchner, Harold Kirchner, two sisters, Marie and Mildred Kirchner, all of Sedan, and most recently a daughter-in-law, Joanne Kelley of Lakewood, Colo. Imogene is survived by her three sons, Robert Kelley of Lakewood, Colo., Gary (Annetta) Kelley of Sedan, Donald (Janice) Kelley of Dallas, Texas, and one daughter, Gwendolyn J. (Malcom) Peters of Arvada, Colo., eleven grandchildren, and sixteen greatgrandchildren.
MR. ROBERT C. KELLEY - Submitted by Freida Wells
Service Friday For R. C. Kelley
Robert Carter Kelley, 79, a retired oilfield pumper who had been failing for some time, died Tuesday morning at his home.
Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Graves-Baird Funeral Home by Rev. Vernon Whitmore. Burial will be in ElCado cemetery, north[sic](south) of Sedan.
Kelley was born Aug 4, 1883 at Louisville, Ky., and moved with his parents to what then was Indian Territory, where he remained until 13 years ago when he came to Sedan. He and Mary Stricklin were married in 1910.
He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Mary Verlynn of Peru; four sons, Arthur K. Kelley and Fonzel A. Kelley both of Denver, Ernest C, Kelley of Cherryvale, and Marion E. Kelley of Placerville, Calif.; 24 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Tannahill of Pawhuska.
MR. EARL E. KELLY
Earl Edmond Kelly, 95, of Cedar Vale, passed away Oct. 6, 2008 at the Via Christi Regional Medical Center in Wichita.
A public viewing will be held at the Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard, from 1-8 p.m., on Friday Oct. 10, 2008. The family will be present to meet friends from 5-7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, at the First Baptist Church of Cedar Vale. Burial will take place at the Round Mound Cemetery immediately following the service. Zimmerman Funeral Home will be responsible for funeral arrangements.
Memorials have been established at three of the churches where Earl attended, Wauneta United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church of Cedar Vale, and the Grenola Christian Church. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Earl was born Nov. 30, 1912, in Harmon, Okla., to William and Irene (Custer) Kelly. He was raised and educated in the Harmon area and graduated from Arnett High School in 1934.
Earl married Irene Coram on Dec. 10,1936 in Woodward, Okla. After working briefly in the oil field, in highway construction, and as a Rawleigh salesman, the couple moved to Cedar Vale in 1938. Earl and Irene continued farming and ranching in the Cedar Vale area for over 60 years. In addition to the farming and ranching efforts, Earl operated a custom harvesting crew for 36 years as well as a seeding and fencing crew for 10 years.
Earl was active in local churches, serving as youth leader for the Round Mound Church and as trustee, deacon, and Sunday School superintendent for the First Baptist Church of Cedar Vale. Other community activities that Earl was involved in included school board, 4H, Lion's Club, Chamber of Commerce, and summer baseball. Earl also represented Chautauqua County as a delegate to the State Board of Agriculture.
Earl and Irene traveled extensively due to Irene's duties in the Associated Country Women of the World. These travels took them to 49 states and to countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, North America, including a six-week around-the-world trip.
Earl was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Irene; his son, Gerry; his brothers Lee, Bert, and Claude; his sisters Ava and Nellie; and grandson Jason Kelly.
Earl is survived by his daughter Patsy Johnson and husband Robert of South Windham, Conn.; his son Carl Kelly and wife JoAnn of Peck, Kan.; his son Myrl Kelly and wife Judy of Wichita; his son Lynn and wife Kay of Grenola; and daughter-in-law Linda Kelly of Lawrence.
Other survivors include: granddaughters Karen Sharp, Julie Johnson, Jill Todd, Jennifer Zreloff, Shannon Kelly, Holly Adams, Elizabeth Richards, Rachel Kelly, and Anne Kelly; grandsons Bruce Kelly, Steven Kelly, Michael Kelly, Matthew Kelly, Justin Kelly, Alex Kelly, Drew Kelly, Chris Kelly, and Daniel Kelly; and 23 greatgrandchildren.
MRS. IRENE L. KELLY - Submitted by The Monument Shop - Coffeyville, KS.
CEDAR VALE — Irene L Kelly of Cedar Vale, died Tuesday in Wichita.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Cedar Vale. Burial will be in Round Mound Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.
Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church of Cedar Vale, Wauneta United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church of Sedan or the Grenola Christian Church.
Mrs. Kelly was born on Nov. 12, 1918 near Harmon, Okla., to Dona and Albert Coram. Following graduation from Vici High School, she married Earl Kelly, who survives, of Harmon, Okla., in 1936. The couple moved to Cedar Vale in 1938, where they began a lifetime in the ranching business. He survives.
She was active in the Kansas Extension Homemakers Council and the Kansas Council of Women, serving as president of both organizations. As an official delegate to meetings of the Assoicated County Women of the World, Mrs. Kelly traveled to countries on five continents.
In 1978 she was recognized as the Kansas Mother of the Year by the American Mothers' Committee.
Also surviving are a daughter, Patsy Johnson, Storrs, Conn.; three sons, Carl Kelly, Peck, Myrl Kelly, Wichita, and Lynn Kelly, Grenola; a sister, Fern Billings, Vici, Okla.; 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
MR. JIMMIE KELLY
Jimmie L. Kelly, 70, of Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of Burden, died March 24, 2002, of cancer at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Dallas.
He was born October 29, 1931, in Winfield to Pansy (Tanner) and Vernon Kelly. He was raised and educated in Winfield and graduated from Winfield High School in 1950
After high school, he served in the United States Air Force and was stationed in France. He then moved to Fort Worth with his bride, Carol Hann Kelly. He retired from Cummins Sales and Service in Arlington, Texas as director of customer service.
Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1977, he served on the Tarrant County Multiple Sclerosis Board of Directors and was active in the United Way.
Survivors include his wife, Carol L. Kelly; a son, Rick Kelly; a daughter, Janice L. Fritchen; a brother, Richard Kelly; and a granddaughter, all of Fort Worth.
Graveside Services were at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, in the New Salem Cemetery west of Burden.
Memorials have been established with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and United Way. Contributions may be made through Miles Funeral Service.
MRS. ANN KELSO - Submitted by Charlotte Lamb Bennett
Word has just reached here of the death of Mrs. Thom. Kelso, of Coffeyville. Mrs. Kelso was formerly Ann Raymond, daughter of D. B. Raymond and sister of Roy Raymond of this place. Funeral arrangements have not been completed as this goes to press. Anna was buried in the Havana, KS., cemetery.
MR. THOMAS E. KELSO - Submitted by Charlotte Lamb Bennett
Death takes T. E. Kelso (Coffeyville Journal)
Thomas Elroy Kelso, 75, 13 E. Martin, died unexpectedly this week in Coffeyville Memorial Hospital where he had been a medical patient since Oct. 22, He had been in failing health, a month but it was thought he was improved.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday, Ford chapel. Rev. R. B. Kendall, buried in the Havana cemetery.
Mr. Kelso was born May 25, 1889 at Havana. His parents were the late Marion E. and Belle Kelso. He was reared and attended schools in the Havana vicinity and attended county high school in Independence. In 1910, he married Anna Raymond. She died here in 1930.
They farmed in the Havana area until moving to Tyro in 1916 to operate a hardware store. They came to Coffeyville in 1926 and operated a grocery at 216 W, 12th until 1948 when he began work for Coffeyville Mercantile Co.
In 1951, he left the mercantile company and for two years before his retirement, he worked for Buckner Furniture Co. He was an early-day member of the methodist Church.
Survivors; a daughter, Mrs. B. R. Darst, 13 E. Martin, who teaches at Clymore School; four brothers, Les, Havana, Floyd, West Los Angeles, Ernest, Van Nuys, CA., and Dean, Lakewood, CA.; three sisters, Mrs. Iva Knotts, 1102 Minnesota; Mrs. Pearl E. Defenbaugh, Stark and Mrs. Leola Sullivan, Ponca City, OK.; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
MRS. JENNIFER J. KENNEDY
CEDAR VALE - Jennifer Jo Kennedy, 31, of Cedar Vale, Kan, died Thursday night, May 22, 2003, in the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Tulsa, Okla.
She was born Dec. 12, 1971 in Arkansas City. Kans. to Ray and Eva (Voigtlander) Roadenbaugh. She grew up in Cedar Vale, where she attended school and graduated from Cedar Vale High School in 1990. Following high school, she attended Cowley County Community College in Arkansas City.
On July 8, 1989, she married Robert J. Kennedy in Cedar Vale. Following their marriage, they made their home in Cedar Vale. After completing school at Cowley County Community College, she was employed at Cedar Vale Community Hospital for nine and a half years, where she worked in the x-ray department, billing department and was an EMT.
She was a member of the Church of Christ in Cedar Vale.
Survivors include her husband, Robert, of the home, two sons, Clint Kennedy and Jason Kennedy, both of the home, her mother and stepfather, Eva and Cecil Duncan, Cedar Vale and One brother, Danny Roadenbaugh, Mulvane, Kan.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27, 2003, in the Cedar Vale School Gymnasium with Frank Quaranta of the Cedar Vale Church of Christ officiating. Burial was in the Cedar Vale Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Clinton and Jason Kennedy fund. An account has been established with the Bank of Cedar Vale. Contributions may be left with the funeral home or the bank.
David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan was in charge of the arrangements.
MR. JIMMIE J. KENNEDY
Jimmie J. "Jay" Kennedy, age 69, of Elk City passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2008 at the Caney Nursing Center in Caney.
He was born Dec. 30, 1938 in Cedar Vale to Emory and Alta (Smith) Kennedy. He grew up and attended school in Cedar Vale until he joined the United States Marines. He served in the Marines from 1956 to 1962.
He married Wilma Jean "Jeannie" Runyan on Jan. 26,1962 in Wichita. They moved to the Chautauqua area in 1976, where they made their home. He was a heavy equipment operator for Amino Brothers Construction Company in Kansas City, Mo., retiring from there after forty years.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, running equipment and creating new things. He is survived by his wife, Jeannie of the home in Elk City; two sons, James A. Kennedy of Elk City, and Robert Kennedy of Sedan, and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
Cremation has taken place and family and friends may sign the register book from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Jan. 24 and 25 at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008 at the Belknap Cemetery located south of Moline with Allen L. Runyan and Hospice Chaplain Mike Graham officiating.
The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Belknap Cemetery Fund or the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and these remembrances may be left in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361.
To view the entire obituary online, visit www.dwbfh.com. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.
Margaret Robinson Kennedy died Dee. 26: 2010.
She was born Oct. 4. 1941 and grew up in Cedar Valo. .She played and worked on her family's cattle ranch, and was a popular athlete and French horn player in school. She attended Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Mo., and completed her degree at Kansas University where she belonged to the Delta Gamma sorority. She made many lifelong friends, at both schools.
She moved to Chicago and became a real estate broker and in 1976 married Winston Kennedy, a founder of the Century 21 Kennedy Ryan Monigal firm in Hyde Park, They worked closely and happily together on real estate projects and on Hyde Park community affairs until Winston's death in early 2009.
Margaret was predeceased by her parents. May and Lincoln Robinson, and her sister, Elizabeth Stangl.
She is survived by her four stepchildren - Pat Kennedy and her husband Len Paur of Union. Ore.; Pam Kennedy and her husband David Lauchmen of EasUmmpton. Mass.; Tom Kennedy and his wife Felice Apter of Washington D.C. who are currently on assignment in Zambia: Robert Kennedy and his wife Maggie of Norfolk, Va.; seven grandchildren - Devon, Kyle, Ashieigh, Cory, Cameron, Tatiana and Lena: by her brother Jim Robinson, His wife Sue and their daughters Mary, Amy and Sarah of Cincinnati. Ohio; by her niece Margo Cowly and her nephew Mike Stangl and their children of Salt Lake City, Utah; and by good friend Marie Coyle of Hyde Park and Seattle and many others she loved dearly. She remained close with many long time friends in the Cedar Vale area.
A reception to celebrate Margaret's life will be held zt the Quadrangle Club in Hyde Park on Saturday, Jan. 15 from 4-6 p.m. Memorial contributions may he made to the Tamworth Community Nurse Association, PO Box 352, Tamworth. NH 03886.
MRS. WILMA J. KENNEDY
Wilma Jean "Jeannie" Kennedy, age 65, of Elk City, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at her home in Elk City.
She was born Oct. 15, 1942 in Belknap to Guy and Ola (Petty) Runyan. She attended Belknap grade school and graduated from Moline High School.
On Jan. 26,1962 she married Jimmy J. Kennedy at Wichita. They made their home in the Chautauqua county area where she worked as a waitress in several cafes. She also worked at the Cedar Vale Nursing Home and the Cedar Vale Hospital. She spent most of her life in the Chautauqua County area. She was preceded in death by her husband Jimmy J. Kennedy on Jan. 21,2008.
She enjoyed animals, gardening, cooking for her grandsons and mowing her lawn.
She is survived by two sons, James A. Kennedy of Elk City, and Robert J. Kennedy of rural Sedan; two grandsons, Clint and Jason Kennedy.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one brother, one sister, and a daughter-in-law.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service was held Saturday, April 12, 2008 at the Belknap Community Building with Allen Runyan and Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice Chaplain Mike Graham. Inurnment followed at the Belknap Cemetery.
The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Belknap Cemetery Fund or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and these remembrances may be left in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361.
MRS. CLARA L. KENT
Clara L. Kent, 90, of Elgin, passed away Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 at the Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan.
She was born Feb. 10, 1921 in Red Rock, Okla., to Frank and Rhoda (Lawson) Driesel. She grew up and attended school in Red Rock where she graduated from Red Rock High School. On May 6, 1942 she married Clarence Raymond Kent in Sedan. He pre-!ceded her in death in 1986. In 2000, She moved to Elgin from Denver, Colo.; She enjoyed playing cards, flowers, ;and going fishing, and camping.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one son Charles H. Kent, one brother and one sister.
She is survived by three daughters, Betty D. Bartholomew of Bartlesville, Okla., Barbara J. Barker of Elgin, and Linda Kent of Elgin; two sons, Raymond F. Kent of Denver, Colo., and Gary L. Kent of Commerce City, Colo.; fifteen grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be ;held Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Church on the Rock;(401 S. Chautauqua) in Sedan. Private inurnment will be held at ia later date.
; To view the obituary or to leave a message for the family Iplease visit www.dwbfh.com. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.
MR. HARRY F. KERR
Harry Franklin Kerr, age 84, of Sedan, passed away Friday, Aug. 8,2008 at the Pleasant Valley Manor Nursing Home in Sedan.
He was born Sept. 28, 1923 in Manter, Kan., to Harvey Edmund and Effie Vera (Mann) Kerr. He lived there until 1937 until returning to Greenwood County. He graduated from Hamilton High School in 1942. He served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II in Okinawa and Japan from Feb. 12, 1944 until his honorable discharge on June 21,1946.
On Sept. 25, 1945 in Eureka, he married Dorothy Walker of Sedan. He returned to farming in Greenwood County. In 1958, he went to work in the oil patch. In 1966, he and the family moved to Sedan. He welded for Archie McCunningham until he leased the Kerr McGee Station, which he ran from 1967 to 1976.
He built and ran his own pulling unit for two years. He purchased the laundromat and managed it for two years. He returned to oil field work and pumped wells until he retired.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Kerr of the home in Sedan; one son, Stanley E. Kerr of Stillwater, Okla.; two daughters, Patricia (Kerr} Cox of Arkansas City, and Ruby (Kerr) Fisher of Sedan; four grandchildren, Ben Cox, Cassandra Shaw, Jennifer Kerr and Brandon Kerr and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, four brothers and two nephews.
Cremation has taken place and friends may sign the register book from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 13, and from 9a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 14 at the David W, Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10a.m., Friday, Aug. 15, 2008 at the Greenwood Cemetery Shelter House in Sedan, with Hospice Chaplain Mike Graham officiating. Military Rites will be conducted by the United States Marine Corps. Honor Guard. Lunch will be served at the local VFW following the service.
The family has suggested memorial contributions to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or Sedan Youth Fun Fish Clinic and these remembrances may be left in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361.
MR. JOHN P. KERR
SEDAN, Kan. - John Paul Kerr, 71, of Sedan, Kan., formerly of Bartlesville, Okla., died Sunday morning, Oct., 24, 2004, at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Okla.
He was born Feb. 4, 1933 at Bartlesville, Okla., to Fred and Lucena Katherine (Jones) Kerr.
On April 26, 1986, he married Annalea (Ward) Corbin at Bartlesville, Okla.. Following their marriage, they made their home in Bartlesville, where John worked at TRW where he was employed nearly 10 years until he retired on Dec. 31, 1995. Prior to working at TRW, Mr. Kerr was a welder and foundry worker in several different states. In 1999, they moved to Sedan.
He was an active member of the First Christian Church in Sedan, where he sang in the choir. He enjoyed watching football, working in the garden, and playing the guitar and banjo.
Survivors include his wife, Annalea, of the home in Sedan; two stepsons, Jim Corbin, Sedan, Kan. and David Corbin, Navota, Calif.; a twin brother, Joseph Kerr, Copan, Okla.; three sisters, Beulah Baxter, Duncan, Okla., Louise Filarski, Webb City, Mo., and Beverly Goebel, Bartlesville, Okla.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Jaunita Joan Kerr, one sister, Evelyn Tate; and two brothers, James Kerr and Jack Kerr.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004, in the First Christian Church in Sedan with Rev. Penny Goldberg officiating. Graveside services will be about 3 p.m. Thursday in the Dewey Cemetery, north of Dewey, Okla. on Highway 75.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan.
The family suggests memorials to the First Christian Church in Sedan or the American Heart Association and contributions may be left with the funeral home.
David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.
MR. FRED J. KERR
Fred Jackson Kerr, age 79, of Peru, Kansas died Wednesday, December 20, 2000 at his home in Peru, KS. He was born February 15, 1921 in Dewey, OK to Fred and Lucena Katherine (Jones) Kerr He was a Laborer. On May 18, 1951 at Bartlesville, OK, he and Thelma Irene Ashford were united in marriage. She survives at the home.
Other survivors include four sons, Freddie J. Kerr, Peru, KS, Jimmie Lee Kerr, Great Bend, KS, Otto Ray Kerr, Peru, KS and Michael David Kerr, Havana, KS, two brothers, John Kerr, Sedan, KS and Joseph Kerr, Copan, OK, three sisters, Louise Filarski, Webb City, MO, Beulah Baxter, Duncan, OK and Beverly Goebel, Bartlesville, OK and two grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Saturday, December 23, 2000, at 2:30 p.m. in the Peru Cemetery in Peru, KS. Interment was in the Peru Cemetery. Rev. Don Lyons of the Peru Anointed Zion Tabernacle Church officiated. Graves-Baird Funeral Home in Sedan, KS was in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials in his name have been established with the Peru Anointed Zion Tabernacle Church. Any contributions may be left at the funeral home.
MR. OTTO R. KERR
Otto Ray Kerr, age 51, of Peru, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at his home in Peru.
He was born Dec. 11, 1956 in Cedar Vale to Fred Jackson and Thelma Irene (Ashford) Kerr. He attended and graduated from the Sedan High School in 1976. He worked in the oil fields operating a pulling unit. He lived in the Peru area all of his life. He enjoyed fishing, working on cars and his dogs.
He is survived by his mother, Thelma Kerr of Peru, and three brothers, Freddie J. Kerr of Peru, Michael Kerr of Havana, and Jimmie Kerr of Lerned, Kan. He was preceded in death by his father, Fred Kerr.
Cremation has taken place and a graveside service was held Saturday, April 5, 2008 at the Peru Cemetery in Peru.
To view the entire obituary, visit online at www.dwbfh.com. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements
MRS. THELMA I. KERR
Thelma Irene Kerr, age 81, of Peru, passed away Wednesday evening, April 8, 2009 at the Pleasant Valley Manor Nursing Home in Sedan.
She was born in her house in Peru on Nov. 20, 1927 to Otto and Vercy (O'Kelly) Ashford. She grew up and attended school until the ninth grade in Peru High School.
She married Fred J. Kerr on May 18, 1951 in Bartlesvilie, Okla. They lived in the Peru area all of their life. He preceded her in death on Dec. 20, 2000.
She enjoyed reading the Bible, crocheting and knitting. She is survived by three sons, Freddie J. Kerr of Peru, Michael D. Kerr of Havana, and Jimmy L. Kerr and wife Alice of Lamed, Kan.; two brothers, Clifford Ashford of Independence, Kan., and Frank Ashford of Peru; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Fred Kerr, one son, Otto Ray Kerr and two brothers, Alfred and Richard Ashford.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 11, 2009 at God's Lighthouse of Prayer in Peru, with Pastor Vernon Howerton officiating. Interment followed at the Peru Cemetery in Peru.
The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Peru Cemetery and these remembrances may be left in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas Street, Sedan, Kansas 67361.
MRS. ANNIE B. KESSINGER
GRENOLA - Annie Beatrice Kessinger went to be with her Lord on Saturday, July 30, 2005, at the William Newton Memorial Hospital in Winfield. She was 89 years of age and a long time resident of Grenola.
Annie was born Oct. 29, 1915, in Mineral Springs, Ark., the third daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Corina Mae (Smith) Reeves.
She spent the early years of her life in Arkansas and moved with her family to Quitaque, Texas, in 1924. Attending school and working in the fields hoeing and pulling cotton occupied most of her time during her teenage years. She graduated from Quitaque High School in 1934, and shortly thereafter moved to Pampa, Texas. It was in Pampa that she met Woodrow Hastings Kessinger and they were married on May 14, 1938, in Winfield.
Woodrow and Annie spent several years in the Moline-Grenola area. They later moved to Texas for one year and then returned to Kansas in 1947. They purchased the Kessinger family farm south of Grenola and Annie was still living there at the time of her death.
Annie was devoted to her family, friends and church. She enjoyed sewing and gardening, but her heart belonged to God. She considered Bible study, spiritual matters and helping others to be the most important things in life.
Annie is survived by her sons, Howard Dwane Kessinger, and his wife, Janet, and Thomas Gene Kessinger, and his wife, Paulette, Grenola, Kan.; a daughter, Carolyn Mae Eastman, and her husband, Jim, Augusta, Kan.; a sister, Irene Purcell, Meridian, Texas; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her husband Woodrow; two brothers, Alex Reeves and Morgan a sister, Charlie Railey and her parents Thomas and Mae Reeves.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005, at the Grenola Christian Church with Pastor Wallace Wartick and Tom Kessinger officiating. Interment will be held at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Grenola.
Memorials have been established with the Haitian Christian Mission and Peace On Earth Ministries. Contributions may be left with the funeral home.
The funeral arrangements were made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
MR. FLOYD G. KIGHT
Mr. Floyd Glen Kight, 63, of Bartlesville, Okla., died early Friday morning, Oct. 19, 2012 at the Jane Phillips Medical Center.
Funeral services for Mr. Kight were held Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at the Word of Truth Fellowship (located at Bison Road and Durham Road) with Pastor Jim Anderson officiating. Full military rites were accorded by the James H. Teel American Legion Post # 105. Funeral services and cremation are under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory.
A memorial fund has been established and those who wish may send their contributions to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 3393, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 74006. Mr. Kight was born in Fresno, Calif., on Aug. 26, 1949 to J.D. and Ina N. (Farmer) Kight. He grew up and received his education in the San Joaquin Valley in California.
He was married to Connie Sue Spellins at Coalinga, California on Dec. 29, 1967. They made their home in the San Joaquin Valley and he entered the United States Army on June 23, 1969. After serving in Vietnam he received his Honorable Discharge on Jan. 24, 1972 and returned to the San Joaquin Valley where they made their home for several years. They moved to Arkansas to make their home in 1977 and then to Kansas in 1979 and he was active in the construction business. The family moved to Bartlesville in 1985 and Mr. Kight was a General Contractor in the residential construction business until his retirement in 2010.
He loved to go camping and fish and spend time with his family especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a member of the Word of Truth Fellowship.
Mr. Kight is survived by his wife, Connie Kight of the home, his twin daughter and son, Debi Holmes and her husband Noah of Bartlesville and Eddie Kight and his wife Alicia of Bartlesville and daughter Jennifer Kight McDonald of Bartlesville, three brothers, Sam Kight and wife Billie of DeQueen, Ark., Dennis Kight and wife Joyce of Diamond City, Ark., and Horace Kight and wife Barbara of Lockesburg, Ark., three sisters, Mary Lee Taylor and husband Robert of McAlester, Okla., Mozel Staggs of Texarkana, Ark., and Mildred Matthews of Visalia, Calif., his motherin-law, Oleta Spellins of Sedan, brother-in-law, Jerry Spellins and wife Judy of Sedan, seven grandchildren, Devan Kight, Chelsea Kight, Lacey Bennett, Zack Kight, Skyler Kight, Brashly Kight and Faylon Kight, four great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Carpenter, Alexus Carpenter, Zoey Kight and Shyauna Agoado, several nieces, nephews and cousins, and special friends, Jim, Garland, Scott, Judy, Molly & T.J.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his father-in-law, Emmit Spellins, two brother-in-laws, William
and Leon Staggs, a son-in-law, Brian
and one great-granddaughter, Lillyauna Agoado.
“WE LOVE YOU DAD & PAPA” Friends who wish may sign the online guest book and leave condolences at www.stumpff.org
MRS. WAUNETA M. KILGORE
PRYOR, Okla. - Memorial services for Wauneta Mae Kilgore, 79, of Pryor, Okla. will be held on Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at 2 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene, with Pastor Jake Reese officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Key Funeral Home of Pryor.
Ms. Kilgore was born Jan. 17, 1926 in Elgin, Kan. to Almond and Vesta Goble (Hubbard) Coe. She died Dec. 21, 2005 in Pryor, Okla. Wauneta grew up and attended school in Chautauqua, Kan. She spent a majority of her young life working in Sedan, Kan. as a waitress, then had a career as a hairdresser with her own beauty shop in Sedan. Wauneta traveled several states as a Color Tech with Roux Lab. Her hobbies included being an expert seamstress, along with music, singing and dancing. One of her favorite interests was obtaining a pilots license and enjoying flying. Her favorite entertainer was Elvis Presley, who she cherished listening to until the day of her death.
Wauneta is survived by two sisters, Faye Wilson, El Dorado, Kan. and Sue Miller, Pryor, Okla., one brother, Delbert McKenzie, Manteca and several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, one sister, and one son, Randy Kilgore.
MR. DANIEL N. KILL
Daniel Nicholas "Dan" Kill, 68, of Sedan, passed away Friday, Feb. 27, 2009 at St. John's Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla.
He was born April 9, 1940 in Moline, to William Eugene and Verna Ann (Beatty) Kill. He attended St. Mary's gradeschool and graduated from Moline High School in 1958 and was a life-long rancher.
He married Marilyn Kay Jacot on May 29, 1962 and from this union they had two children. They later divorced.
On March 21,1981 he married Sue Anderson and they later divorced. He lived in the Moline area until 1976, then moving to Elk Falls and later to Sedan in 1981.
He was a member of Chautauqua County Farm Bureau. He enjoyed cowboying and ranching.
He is survived by one son, Daniel Lynn Kill and wife Carol of Cedar Vale; one daughter, Lisa Kay Fritts and husband Rick of Dewev, Okla.; four brothers, Hank Kill of Howard, Mike Kill of Moline, Steve Kill of Lincolnville, Kan., and Tim Kill of Pawhuska, Okla., six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Duane Kill and one sister, Kathryn Kill Clare.
Funeral services will be field at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2009 in the First Baptist Church in Sedan with Dr. J. Dean McNamara officiating. A memorial video will be shown at the church at 1:40 p.m. Burial will follow in the Union Chapel Cemetery north of Sedan.
In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested memorial contributions to the Chautauqua County 4-H Scholarship Pund and these remembrances may be left in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 V. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 57361.
David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.
MRS. TERESA L. KILLINGTSWORTH
DEXTER — Teresa L. Killingsworth, 48, of Dexter died March 16, 2003, at William Newton Hospital in Winfield.
She was born Jan. 8, 1955, in Dexter, to Patricia (Glass) and Raymond Cox. She was raised in Dexter where she graduated from high school in 1973.
After high school she was trained as a medical transcriptionist and began employment at Cedar Vale Community Hospital. She worked at Arkansas City Memorial Hospital for almost 10 years, beginning in 1974, and since then at Snyder Clinic in Winfield.
Survivors include her husband, Don Killingsworth, and a daughter, Lacey Lynn Killingsworth, both of Dexter; and three sisters, Ramona Catron, Cedar Vale, Debra Blakesley, Peru, and Pamela Bain, Newkirk, Okla.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Miles Funeral Service. Burial was in Dexter Cernetery.
A memorial has been established with the American Lung Association. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Mrs.T.E.Killion Is Dead at Caney
The Former Mrs. Judson Lewis Had lived Many Years in Sedan Before Going to Caney
Caney July 9, 1932 (Special) - Mrs. T. E. Killion, 67, died in her home, 300 North MeGee street, here, at 2 o'clock this morning. With her first husband, the late Judson Lewis, she came from western Kansas thirty-five years ago to settle in the Sedan vicinity, and fifteen years ago the family came to Caney. Mr. Lewis died here about four years ago, and later his widow was married to Mr. Killiion. Besides her husband, Mrs. Killion is survived by three sons, Ike Lewis of Rocky Ford, Colorado & B. Lewis of Missoula. Mont., and Fred Lewis of Woodson, Tex., and two daughters, Mrs. Henry Hogue of Sapulpa, Okla, and Mrs Jesse Kocber of Bristow, Okla.
Funeral service, in charge of Rev. Ellis Ogden, pastor of the Baptist church her, will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon in the Killion bome, with interment at Sunnyside cemetery. The body was to be returned to the Killion home from the Atwood-Carinder home this evening.
MR. ALONZO KILMER
A Pioneer and Prominent Citizen Passed Away
Wednesday Morning at 4:30 O'clock.
The shadow of death passed over Sedan Wednesday morning when it was reported that Alonzo Kilmer had departed this life, Judge Kilmer has been failing very rapidly the past six months, and for the past several weeks has been entirely confined to his home. His death came at 4:30 Wednesday morning. His two daughters, Mrs. Anna A. Reed of Tonkawa, Okla, and Mrs Julia C. Bradford of Blackwell, Okls., had been called here about a week ago aud were at his bedside when he passed away.
Alonzo Kilmer was born in Rock City Falls, Saratoga county, N. Y., December 7, 1833. While a young man he removed to Michigan where he married Miss Maggie McLauchlan of White Pigon, Oct. 21, 1853. In 1871 he removed to Kansas and located near Niotaize where he lived until 1888, when he was elected Register of Deeds, Chautauqua County.
He immediately removed to Sedan and has lived here ever since. He has been identified with the proqress and prosperity of the city and county, aud has been connected with the bussiness interests of Sedan in various ways.
At the begining of the Civil War he enlisted with Company C, fourth Michigan Volunteer Infantry. While here has been an active member of the Grand Armay of the Republic, having held the office of Post Commander and always identified with its offices of patriotic devotion to the old soldiers.
His wife, Maggi Kilmer died in January, 1903 and since her death he has been devotedly loyal to her memory. She was prominent with the education interest of the Chautauqua county schools. In October, 1904, the Maggi Kilmer school building in west Sedan was dedicated to her memory. Thus her educational service will be remembered and cherished in this country for many years to come. And this tribute to his wife was a pleasant consolation to Mr. Kilmer.
The deceased was one of the most respected citizens of the county, having come here when this was Howard county, he has witnessed its history unroll very nearly from the beginning. Every interest of the couuty has always had his hearty support. He Has not only devoted to his place of residence as to public improvements, but his fellow man to him a matter of earnest consideration. He was an interesting personage in his unique methods of companionship with his neighbors.
He always had something to say that made the association of others with him a pleasure, his ready wit and droll comments have enlivened many a group of listeners. He was ever a good and true friend to the unfortunate.
The funeral services were held at his residence on Main street Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The I. O. O. F. and the Stone River Post had charge of the services. Rev. J. D. McBrian was the officiating Minister. The deceased was laid to rest beside his beloved wife In Greenwood cemetery.
Besides his two daughters above mentioned he has one brother and two sisters to mourn his death.
The demise of Judge Kilmer was an occasion of sadness to the entire city and a large body of citizens followe his remains to their resting place.
MRS. BARBARA L. KIMBALL
Barbara Lea Kimball, 79, a Northland resident in Kansas City, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at North Kansas City Hospital.
Barbara was born on July 24, 1931 in Moline to Ira and Grace Ellen Chew. She was the youngest of nine children. Barbara graduated from Peru High School in 1949 and received her bachelor's and master's degrees in creative writing from California State University. Chico in 1985 and 1987, respectively. She married Oliver Paul Kimball, MD on October 21, 1973. Barbara was active, in every aspect of life. She was a member of the Barry Christian Church and a lover of poetry and music. Her passion was creative writing. Barbara's professional career took several paths, as a U.S. District Court Clerk in Denver; an executive secretary for a petroleum company; and ophthalmic technician; and and operating room scrub nurse. Her greatest achievement was as an author of two published books.
Preceding Barbara in death were her parents, three sisters and five brothers.
She is survived by her husband, Paul Kimball, MD; daughter, Pamela Sue Houck, and husband, Paul, of Kansas City, Mo.; son, Danifel Walter Huffer, and wife, Diane, of Littleton. Colo.; four grandchildren, Kenneth and Keith Huffer, Shana Hart and Airman-1st Class Klay Hart; and one great-granddaughter, Brittany Huffer.
A memorial service was held Sept. 23, at the Barry Christian Church in Kansas City, Mo., with arrangements by The Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville, Mo. Memories of Barbara and condolences may be left at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com. The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.
MR. RONALD KIMPLE
Ronald R. Kimple, 76, while surrounded by his family, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents,. Jack and Edith Kimpie, and his brother, Jack Jr.
He is survived by his wife of 46 six years, Janet; his son, Cash; and his three grandchildren, Chase, Charles, and Nicholas.
Ron was founder of Kimple Mold, the manufacturer of ceramic molds, and his story is one of true entrepreneurial success. He started the business in his garage and eventually the company became one of the largest manufacturers of ceramic molds in the United States.
Ron was born in Wichita, on Nov. 4,1934 and was a lifelong resident of the city. He graduated from East High School and then obtained a degree from Wichita University, now Wichita State University.
Although he did his best to hide it, Ron had a heart of gold. He also had a great sense of humor and was the type of guy who was easy to get along with. People immediately sensed this, naturally gravitated to him, and during his lifetime Ron was blessed by having many, many friends.
Memorial services were held at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Wichita on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a memorial be sent to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in care of the David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361.
To leave a message for the family please visit www.dwbfh. com. David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan is in charge of arrangements.
MS LETA KIMREY
Leta Kimrey, a resident of Sedan, Kansas since 1960, died December 20, 2001 while a resident of Pleasant Valley Manor.
Born on March 20, 1908 to Louis Napoleon and Nancy (Collet) Kimrey in Plato, MO, Ms. Kimrey was raised in Pawnee, Oklahoma. Two sisters and five brothers preceded her in death. One brother; Delbert Kimrey, Norman, OK and many nieces and nephews survive her.
Although an avid and gifted track star while at Oklahoma A&M, she gave up her dream of trying out for the Olympic team when she enrolled in nursing school after receiving a Life Certificate in Education in 1932.
She became a registered nurse and worked for a time in Kansas City prior to serving in the service from 1942-1946. Ms. Kimrey served one year in France very close to the front lines. "One Christmas Day, I was enroute overseas and the next Christmas Day, I was in New York enroute home." After the war, she lived and worked in Pawhuska, OK. When the county hospital closed, she and her friend Minnie Brakebill, now deceased, moved to Sedan, KS, where they worked in the Sedan City Hospital for many years. Ms. Kimrey retired from nursing in 1970, but continued to live in her house on School Street until ill health forced her move to Pleasant Valley Manor. Among the activities that Ms. Kimrey will be remembered for by the residents of Sedan, will be her love of fishing and bowling. Both gave her many years of fun and pleasure.
The lady with the laughing blue eyes will be sorely missed.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Pleasant Valley Manor for the wonderful care and friendship that they bestowed on our aunt. We also wish to thank Mr. John Wall, attorney, and his staff for the overseeing of her affairs.
Burial was in Hallett, OK in the family plot.
MR. DONALD G. KINDLEY
Donald Gene Kindley, 77, of Bluebonnet RV Park in Texas, fought a valiant battle against cancer. On Jan. 7, 2009, surrounded by his family, he laid down the pain and stepped into the waiting arms of his Savior.
Don was born in Broken Arrow, Okla., and graduated from Madison, Kan. He spent 37 years working for Phillips Petroleum Company, Bartlesville, Okla., taking early retirement in 1984.
In 1951 he married Irene Stephens and they had two daughters, Jeannie and Rhonda. Throughout their marriage they lived in Bartlesville, Elgin, Sedan, and Caney, and Grove, Okla., before settling in Mission, Texas. Don accepted Jesus at an early age and was currently a member of the Central Christian Church of McAllen. He was Youth Leader with the Lay Renewal Program for several years.
Don and Irene greatly enjoyed participating in the Gospel Jams at Bluebonnet and made many wonderful friends from all over the US and Canada. A memorial Jam was held Saturday, Jan. 10 at the park.
Don leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Irene, of Mission, daughters Jeannie Wickware of Hot Springs Village, Ark., Rhonda and Jim Hershey of Belton, Texas, grandchildren Shawna Phillips, Nathan Ledbetter, Jason Hershey, and Lauren Hershey, four greatgrandchildren, brother Norman, sisters Ruth, Lois, and Freida and Jessie Huston of Sharyland Villa RV Park, Mission, and dear friends and family too numerous to mention.
Memorials in Don's name can be made to a special fund at Bluebonnet RV Park, Central Christian Church, or the American Cancer Society.
MR. RODNEY C. KING
Rodney C. King, age 82, of Sedan passed away Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007 at his residence in Sedan.
He was born on April 12, 1924 in Carroll, Iowa to John Leo and Florence S. (Calhoun) King. He was raised in Sedan and graduated from the Sedan High School in 1943. He worked at the courthouse in the tag office. He quit when his brother was killed in action during World War II. He never married.
He was always interested in predicting sports scores and the weather.
He was preceded in death by his parents. one brother and one sister.
Graveside services were held on Monday, Feb. 12, at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan with Reverend Jerry Bever officiating. To view the entire obituary online, visit www.davidwbarnesfuneralhomc.com. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.
MRS. WANDA MAXINE KING
Wanda Maxine King, age 64, of Sedan, Kansas passed away at her home Sunday morning, March 24, 2002.
Maxine was born June 24, 1917 in rural Sedan, Kansas to Ben and Laura (Williams) Wemmer. She attended school and graduated from Sedan High School in 1935. On January 16, 1938 Maxine married James K. "Jim" King, Jr. in Sedan. Maxine worked as a civilian employee for the U. S. Army in the early 1940's while Jim was in the service at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland. To this union were born two sons, James R. "Rusty" King on June 29, 1945 and Larry K. King on January 13, 1950. She worked in the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office, County Clerk and the County Welfare Department. She retired from the Kansas SRS in 1980 and worked in the King Law Office until 1997. Maxine is survived by two sons, James R. "Rusty" King, Overland Park, Kansas and Larry K. King, Sedan, Kansas, one brother, Russell Wemmer, Sedan, KS, one grandson, Ryan King, Eudora, Kansas and one great granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1978, her father in 1982. her mother in 1983 and one sister, Helen Louise Journeycake.
Visitation hours will be from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Graves Funeral Home. 107 N. State. Caney. Kansas.
Graveside services for Wanda Maxine King will be held at 11 am. Thursday, March 28, 2002, at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan. Reverend Joe Thomas will officiate.
The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Sedan City Library or the Hollow Park project in care of Graves Funeral Home.
MR. SHANNON B. KINKADE - Submitted by AFOFG
Shannon B. Kinkade Dies March 28
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Apr. 1, in the Greenlawn Mortuary in Hemet, Calif., for Shannon B. Kinkade, who died Mar. 28.
Kinkade was born in Sedan and lived here for many years. He worked at the Chautauqua County Machine Shop.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred; one daughter Jeannine Ferguson of Santa Ana, Calif.; and two grandsons.
Mrs. Don Mitchell of Edna, and Mrs. and Mrs. Archer McCunnigham flew to California Sunday, Mar. 30, to attend the services.
MR. ALWYN 'COT' KINNAMAN
MONETT FRIDAY JUNE 2, 1939. Funeral services for Alwyn ‘Cot” Kinnaman, 30, who succumbed Tuesday morning in the Cedar Vale hospital to pneumonia and Malta fever, were conducted Wednesday afternoon in the First Baptist church here by the pastor, Dr. John W. Harbaugh. Pallbearers were Fred Scott, John Eggen, Cleo Warring, Ralph McGill, Ralph Glenn and August Simoncic. Singers were a quartet composed of Borace Dungan, Shannon Kinkade, August Trollman and LeRoy Baker with piano accompaniment by Glenn Denman. Interment was in Greenwood cemetery. The funeral was largely attended.
Relatives attending from a distance were Mrs. John Little and daughter and Mrs. Kate Jones of Guthrie, Okla., Mr. and Mrs. Webb Turner, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wendt, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wendt of Coffeyville, Mr. and Mrs. C. Nuckolls of Cane, Mrs. Harry Shover of Belleville, Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Wit and family of Elk City, Mr. and Mrs. Wendall Dungan and family of Norfolk, Nab., and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Gilpin and family of Drumright, Okla.
“Cot,” who was reared in the Wauneta vicinity, attended Sedan high school. He was employed by Denman Brothers as a pumper on the Riley lease near Monett.
Carl, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Kinnaman, of near Wauneta, passed away at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Study of this city, Wednesday, July 22 at 10:30 a.m., at the age of 15 months.
Funeral services were held at Round Mound church Thursday conducted by Rev. Kramer and the little form was laid to rest in Round Mound cemetery. The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Kinnaman extend their sincere sympathy.
MR. GARY N. KINNAMAN
Gary N. Kinnaman, 81, formerly of Grenola, died March 20, 2012. He was born Dec. 1, 1930 in Cedar Vale, the son of Ransom and Eva Kinnaman. Gary is survived by his wife Ellen of 51 years; daughter Sue (Rich) Farmer; grandchildren, Dylan (Carrie) Forrester, Stacia (Ross) Chappell, Tara Farmer; great-grandchildren, Zoe, Kaylie, Allison, Mason and Talon.
Memorial services were held Friday, March 23, 2012 at Hillside Funeral Home West. Inurnment will be at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery in Winfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice & St. Francis Unit. www.HillsideFuneralHomeWest.com
MR. RANSOM M. KINNAMAN - Submitted by Curtis Huffman
R. Kinnaman Dies Monday
Funeral services for Ransom Mont Kinnaman, 65, who died at his rural Peru home on Monday morning were held Wednesday afternoon in the Graves-Baird Chapel with Elder DeWayne Simone of Eureka officiating. Burial was in Round Mound cemetery.
Kinnaman was born Oct. 13, 1902, at Wauneta to Roy and Beryl Cooper Kinnaman and July 16, 1922, was married to Eva Huffman who survives. He was a farmer and stockman and a member of the Church of Christ. He had lived in California, Eureka and Sedan.
Survivors in addition to his wife include two daughters, Mrs. Jeanine Hensley of Salina and Mrs. Joan Embree of Tulsa; two sons, Lowell of Dodge City and Gary of Wichita; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Nola Hoskins of Arkansas City; and one brother, Paul of Winfield. He was preceded in death by one grandson and a brother Alwyn LeRoy.
MR. DAVID J. KINSEY
David Joe Kinsey, 63, beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and friend, passed from this life Monday, Nov. 7, 2011.
Dave was born in Keota, Okla., on Feb. 2, 1948. He married Leesa Lucas on Nov. 19, 1981. She survives at the home. He is also survived by two sons, Elzie J. Kinsey and Lucas Kinsey of Peru; one daughter, Kimber Brown and her husband Jarred of Alexandria, La.; two sisters, Martha Jane Falconer of Quinton, Okla. and Kay Smith of Keota, Okla; and one brother, Glen Gilstrap of Smythville, Okla.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elzie and Nola Mae Kinsey.
Dave served his country in Viet Nam, receiving numerous medals and an honorable discharge in 1974. He served his community and children as a coach and Boy Scouts of America leader. He was quietly a generous giver. He enjoyed bird hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He was an avid numismatist.
Dave worked for Phillips Petroleum Company from 1969 to 1989. He was an independent oil and gas producer.
Memorial services were held Saturday, Nov. 12 in the Tuxedo Assembly of God Church in Bartlesville. The family has suggested memorials to the Bartlesville Salvation Army, 101 N. Bucy, Bartlesville, OK 74003; the Lighthouse Outreach Center, 1411 W. Hensley Blvd, Bartlesville, OK 74003; or the On the Rock Ministries for youth programs, 122 S.W. Park, Bartlesville, OK 74003.
MR. FREDERICK H. KIRCHNER
Frederick H. "John" Kirchner, 100, of Sedan passed away Saturday morning, July 5, 2008, at Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan.
He was born March 29,1908 on the family farm west of Sedan to Henry F. and Tuba (Kendell) Kirchner. He grew up on the family farm attending Ross City School in Chautauqua County.
He married Mary Alford, they were later divorced.
John attended the First Christian Church in Sedan, he was a former Deacon. Mr. Kirchner also belonged to the Masonic Lodge, Odd Fellows and Rebekah Lodge.
He lived in Shawnee, Okla., for several years where he did construction work. In 1962 he returned to the family farm west of Sedan where he farmed and raised cattle, until moving to Luther, Okla., in 1995 to make his home with his son. He returned to Sedan in June 2007.
Survivors include one son, Herbert Kirchner and his fiance Joann Hegi of Luther, Okla.; one daughter, Reta Gardner of Sedan; one sister Imogene Kelley of Colorado; one sister-in-law, Alta Foster of Collinsville, Okla.; four grandchildren, John L. Gardner, Joseph Scott Gardner, Anna Perkins, and Jeffery Lee Gardner; six great grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren, and one step-great-great-grandson, and numerous nieces and nephews; cousin, Caroline Pottebaum. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Harold T. Kirchner; and two sisters, Marie Kirchner, and Mildred Kirchner.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 8,2008 in the Greenwood Cemetery at Sedan.
The family requests memorials to the Pleasant Valley Manor Activity Fund. Contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed c/o David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 North Douglas, Sedan, KS 67361.
MRS. GERTRUDE KIRCHNER
Gertrude M. Kirchner, age 88, of Pawhuska, Okla., passed away Wednesday Morning, Nov. 14, 2007 at the Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Okla.
She was born Sept. 5, 1919 in Wellston, Okla., to Ben and Eva (Hamilton) Cobble. She attended school in Cooper, Okla., and in Kaw City, Okla.
She married Joe Henry “Big Boy” Kirchner on Jan. 28, 1946 in Sedan. After their marriage, they moved to rural Pawhuska, Okla., where she has lived for the past sixty years. He preceded her in death on Feb. 6, 1999.
She was a member of the First Christian Church of Sedan and the Elgin Busy Bees. She worked on the election board in Osage County, Okla., for many years. She was also a charter member of the Chautauqua County Historical and Genealogy Society.
She is survived by two sons, Bobby Kirchner and Joe Kirchner, both of Pawhuska, Okla.; one daughter, Mary Lou Farnsworth of Ponca City, Okla.; five grandchildren and two greatgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Joe “Big Boy”, one brother and two sisters.
Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 19, 2007 at the First Christian Church in Sedan with Pastor James Hager officiating. Interment followed at the Pawhuska Cemetery in Pawhuska, Okla.
The family has suggested memorial contributions to the American Heart Association and these remembrances may be left in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361. To view the entire obituary, visit www.davidwbarnesfuneralhome.com. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.
MR. JAMES H. KIRCHNER
James H. “Jim” Kirchner, age 82, longtime resident of Sedan passed away, Sunday, July 8, 2007 at his home in Sedan.
He was born on Nov. 22, 1924 in Eureka to George and Mamie (Wicker) Kirchner.
He served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II in Hawaii until he was honorably discharged.
On April 1, 1950, he was united in marriage to Betty Jane Willoughby in Sedan. She survives at the home.
He worked 38 years at the Sedan Seed House and for USD 286 as a bus driver. He retired in 2000. He continued doing several activities in the community.
He was a member of the Assembly of God Church of Sedan, and he loved woodworking, he loved people, and also driving the school bus for many years.
He is survived by his wife Betty of the home; one son, Mike and his wife Connie Kirchner of Cedar Vale; and one daughter, Sherry and husband Larry Myers of Elk City; five grandchildren, Dean, Benny, Brandy, Jimmy and Mark; five step-grandchildren, Aaron, Chris, Richard, Donnie, and Joshua; five great-grandchildren, Jeron, Quinton, Ryleigh, James, and Kyler; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and one sister.
Church services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at the Assembly of God Church in Sedan with Reverends Paul Stetz and James Longmate officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan. Military rites will be conducted by the United States Marine Corp.
The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Assembly of God Church Building Fund, contributions may be left with the funeral home. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.
MR. ALLEN KIRKPATRICK
Allen L. Kirkpatrick, 86, of rural Havana, died Friday morning, Dec. 12, 2003, at his home.
He was born Sept. 11, 1917 in Ford County, Kan. to M. Alfred and Flossie T. (Butcher) Kirkpatrick. When he was 9 years old he moved with his family to a farm near Hewins, Kan., where they lived for a few years before moving to the Crum area northeast of Sedan, where they farmed and ranched. He attended St. Charles school northeast of Sedan.
On June 18, 1941, he married Violet Irene Dye at Longton, Kan. Following their marriage, they lived in the Crum area, where they farmed and ranched.
In September of 1942, Mr. Kirkpatrick entered the U.S. Army, serving in World War II with Company D 327th Glider Infantry in Central Europe. He was discharged on Dec. 12, 1945. Following his discharge from the Army, they purchased and moved to their farm and ranch west of Havana.
Mrs. Kirkpatrick preceded him in death on June 7, 1990.
Mr. Kirkpatrick was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church in Niotaze and Havana.
Survivors include three sons and their wives, Richard and Rita Kirkpatrick, Osawatomie, Kan:, Loyd and Barbara Kirkpatrick, rural Havana, Robert and Connie Kirkpatrick, rural Havana; four daughters and their husbands, Carolyn and Frank Clubine, Iola, Kan., Judy and Duane Titus, Peck, Kan., Diana and David Blakemore, rural Havana, and Shirley and Ralph Taton, Bison, South Dakota; 21 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. James (Marie) Kirkpatrick, Longton, Kan. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Freddie Joe; six brothers and three sisters.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, in the First United Methodist Church in Sedan, with Rev. Jerry Bever and Rev. Dois Nix officiating. Burial will be in the Crum Cemetery northeast of Sedan with military services conducted by the U.S. Army, Ft. Riley, Kan.
Memorials are suggested to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice Southeast Kansas Division or the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Contributions may be left with the funeral home.
David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan was in charge of the arrangements.
MRS. SHANNON G. KISGEN
Shannon Gayle Kisgen, 34, died Aug. 23, 2006, in North Pole, Alaska. A memorial will be held at the New Life Baptist Church, Chautauqua, Sept. 24 at 3p.m.
Shannon graduated from Sedan High School in 1989. She was the daughter of Jerry and Kathy Higgs of Dallas, Texas and John and Dianna Brown of Sedan.
She was preceded in death by John Brown and her sister, Kimberly Loyd.
Survivors include her husband, Allen Kisgen, and childhen, Ashley Williams, Clinton Williams, Jaymie Kisgen, Alexis Kisgen, Shal-Lynne Kisgen, and Nathaniel Kisgen; two brothers, Scott Higgs of North Pole, Alaska and Chris Memfield and wife Tracy of Dallas, Texas; two sisters, Crystal Newby and Richard of Chautauqua; and Cynthia Higgs of Dallas, Texas.
A memorial fund has been established for New Life Baptist Church for the Educational Building in lieu of flowers.
MR. JOHN KLAUS
HALLS VILLE, Texas - John Klaus, age 82, formerly of Cedar Vale, Kan. died Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, at his home in Hallsville, Texas. He was born in Avant, Okla. on June 6, 1921 to Fred and Ida (Horn) Klaus. He married Inez Wheeler.
He served his country during WW II as 1st Lieutenant in the Army Air Force as a fighter pilot. After the war, he worked as an asbestos worker. Later in life, he became an ordained deacon in the Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Inez, of the home, a son, Bill Warnock, Decatur, Texas, a daughter, Shirley Wilson, Longview, Texas, and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rita, six brothers and four sisters.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 4, 2004, at the Wheeler Funeral Home in Cedar Vale, Kan.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 3, 2004, from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Family will greet friends from 5-6:30 p.m. Interment will be in the Cedar Vale City Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.
MR. ROBERT E. KLINE
Robert Edward “Bob” Kline, age 63, of rural Elk City, passed away Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007 at St. John’s Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla.
He was born Dec. 6, 1943 in Great Falls, Mont., to Melvin Ray and Helen (Tacke) Kline. He grew up and attended school at St. Joseph’s, and Assumption Abby in Richardton, N.D. He graduated from high school in Great Falls, Mont. He served in the United States Army in the Electronic Counter Measures Division.
In February of 1969, he married Linda K. Aiken of rural Chautauqua County in Independence at the St. Andrew’s Catholic Church. They joined Linda’s family in farming and operated a 120-cow dairy. In 1990,he went to work for Chautauqua County in the County Appraiser’s office. He was also the County Appraiser for Neosho County for six years. Over the next few years, he earned the Certificate of Registered Mass Appraiser of the State of Kansas. He had also served as Southeast Kansas County Appraiser Association President and Vice President. He was currently employed as the County Appraiser in Montgomery County, having worked there for the past seventeen years.
He was very active in Chautauqua County Farm Bureau as well as the State and National Farm Bureau. He was on the Kansas State Board of Directors and held nearly every local board officer position during the thirty-eight years he was a member. He was a member of the County Republican Community and helped write several significant legislature bills. He currently served as County Selective Service Director. He was also a member of St Andrew’s Catholic Church in Independence, Kansas.
He enjoyed fishing with his children, grandchildren and their many friends and wood carving.
He is survived by his wife, Linda, of the home in rural Elk City; two sons, Brian Kline and his wife Donna and their children, Dustin, Cheyenne, Alyssa, Jessica and Elizabeth of rural Elk City, and Kevin Kline and his wife Nicole of Seattle, Wash.; one brother, Bill Kline and his wife Dina of Ft. Benton, Mont.; two sisters, Lillian Fry and her husband Dennis of Aurora, Colo. and Marilyn and her husband Rick of Calgary, Canada and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Cremation has taken place and a Vigil Service will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007 at the St. Robert’s Catholic Church in Sedan.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, Aug. 24, 2007 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Independence with Father Dan Vacca officiating.
Friends may sign the register book Wednesday, Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 24 from 9 a.m. until noon at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan.
The family suggests memorial donations to the Annual Kids Fun Fish Clinic and these remembrances may be left with the funeral home, or mailed do David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 North Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361. To view the entire obituary online, visit www.davidwbarnesfuneralhome.com.
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