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Prairie Star - December 9, 2009

MR. ARCHIE T. LEACH

Archie T. Leach, 92, of Sedan, passed away Saturday morning Dec. 5, 2009 at Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan.

He was born Sept. 22,1917 at Sedan to Alfred Kent and Noda (Roberts) Leach. He grew up and attended school in Sedan graduating from Sedan High School.

On Nov. 28, 1934 he married Sarah Jane Muder at Sedan. They lived in Sedan most of their life, during World War II they lived in Pryor, Okla., Yakima, Wash., and Cedar Vale, before returning to Sedan.

Archie was employed for many years at Caney Valley Electric. He was self employed as a boot maker and shoe repair, and later worked at Kennedy Leather in Sedan.

Archie was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sedan, and former member of Sedan Country Club. He enjoyed golfing, and bowling, earlier in his life he enjoyed go carts and model airplanes.

Survivors include his wife, Sarah of Sedan; two daughters, Norma Lee Leach of Sedan, and Margaret Jane Dexter of Winfield; two grandchildren; one grandson-in-law and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son and one granddaughter.

Services were held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009 at the First United Methodist Church in Sedan with Rev. Jerry Bever officiating. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery.

The family suggest memorials to Pleasant Valley Manor; contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed c/o David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 North Douglas, Sedan, KS 67361.

To leave a message for the family please visit www.dwbfh.com. David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan is in charge of ar-rangements.


Prairie Star - December 23, 2009

MRS. SARAH J. LEACH

Sarah Jane Leach, 93, of Sedan, passed away Tuesday morning, Dec. 15, 2009 at Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan.

She was born Feb. 26, 1916 in Bartlesville, Okla., to Frank and Julia Louisa (Moreland) Muder. She grew up and attended school in Bartlesville, Okla., and graduated from Sedan High School. She later attended Pittsburg State Teachers College and majored in music.

On Nov. 28, 1934 she married Archie Leach in Sedan. They lived in Sedan most of their life, during World War II they lived in Pryor, Okla., Yakima, Wash., and Cedar Vale, before returning to Sedan.

He preceded her in death on Dec. 5, 2009. She was the Chautauqua County Clerk for many years retiring in 1979.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sedan, and the Pandora Club. She also enjoyed playing the piano in her earlier years. Survivors include her two daughters, Norma Lee Leach of Sedan, and Margaret Jane Dexter of Winfield; two grandchildren, one grandson-in-law, and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Archie Leach, her parents, one infant son and one granddaughter.

Services were held Friday, Dec. 18, 2009 at the First United Methodist Church in Sedan with Rev. Jerry Bever officiating. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery.

The family suggest memorials to the First United Methodist Church in Sedan; contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed c/o David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 North Douglas, Sedan, KS 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.


Prairie Star - September 4, 2013

MS. SHARON R. LEAKE-MEANS

Sharon Ruth Leake-Means, of Arkansas City, Kan., passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 at South Central Kansas Medical Center in Arkansas City.She was born in Sedan in 1943.

Memorial services were held Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at the Mt. Zion Community Church in Arkansas City, with Pastor Gale Rider officiating. A memorial has been established in Sharon’s name with the Cowley County Humane Society. Contributions may be left with Hawks-Shelley Funeral Home & Crematory of Arkansas City.


Sedan Times-Star - April 25, 2001

MRS. BETTY B. LEDBETTER

Betty B. Ledbetter, age 74, of Sedan, Kansas passed away early Monday afternoon. April 23, 2001, at the Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, OK.

Betty was born December 13, 1926 in Ponca City, OK to Harry Elmer and Lottie Bell (Kizer) Pinard. She attended schools in both Burbank, OK and Peru, KS. Betty married Roy Afton Ledbetter on July 3, 1946 in Sedan. After they married, they lived on a farm north of Peru, KS. They later moved to Chautauqua, where they resided close to thirty years. Betty and Roy moved to Sedan in 1991, where they currently reside. Betty enjoyed gardening and was a member of the Jehovah Witness Church of Elk Falls.

She is survived by her husband, Roy A. Ledbetter, of the home, two brothers, Jack Pinard, Topeka, KS and Marshon Pinard, Peru, KS, one daughter, Cleta Nadine Hovis, Jennings, OK, one grandson, Todd Hovis, Jennings, OK and several nieces and nephews.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and two brothers.

Cremation has taken place. Arrangements were under the direction of Graves Funeral Home of Caney, KS.


Sedan Times-Star - May 7, 2008

MRS. BETTY S. LEDBETTER

Betty Sue Ledbetter, 67, of Parkerfield, died April 30, 2008, at her residence. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 6, at the Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home. Burial took place at the Parker Cemetery.

A memorial has been established in her name with the Intensive Care Unit at South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center. Contributions may be given through Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 756, Arkansas City, KS 67005. Online condolences may be made at www.rindterdman.com.


Sedan Times-Star - July 14, 2004

MR. JAMES L. LEDBETTER

James Loyd Ledbetter, 76, former longtime Peru resident, died Thursday, July 8, 2004 at Chelsea, Okla.

He was born Jan. 4, 1928 in rural Sedan to James Doyle and Martha Elizabeth (Hull) Ledbetter. He grew up in the Peru area, where he attended Junction School.

On May 12, 1951, he married Patricia Ann Weaver at Monroe, Mich. Following their marriage, they made their home in the Peru area. Loyd was an equipment operator for Chautauqua County Road Department; he retired after 30 years of employment. In 1995, they moved to Chelsea, Okla.

Survivors include his wife, Pat of the home; two sons, Jim Ledbetter, Pawhuska, Okla., and Curtis Ledbetter, Wichita, Kan.; two daughters, Christina Ritter, Cushing, Okla. and Lynne Wooten, Chelsea, Okla.; one brother, Merle Ledbetter, Olathe, Kan.; three sisters, Ina Lumley, Bartlesville, Okla., Dorothy Lumley, Dearing, Kan., and Anna Mae Burchett, Drumright, Okla.; 13 grandchildren and 13 greatgrandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Ernie Ledbetter, Afton Ledbetter, Virgil Ledbetter, and Nolan Ledbetter.

Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Monday, July 12, 2004, in the Peru Cemetery at Peru, Kan. with Rev. Dois Nix of Independence, Kan. officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan.


Sedan Times-Star - 1933

HAROLD LEDBETTER

INFANT CHILD DEAD
Harold the year old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Ledbetter, died this morning at the family home east of Sedan. A short funeral service will be conducted in the cemetery at Granola Friday mornng at 10:30 with interment there. Buckles Funeral Home in charge.


Prairie Star - September 17, 2008

MRS. LILLIE LEDBETTER

Lillie Ledbetter, age 81, of Pineville, La., went to be with her Lord on September 9, 2008 at Rapides Regional Medical Center hi Alexandria, La.

Lillie was born in Niotaze on Sept. 16, 1926 to Oney and Flora Wilson. She attended grade school hi Niotaze and graduated from Peru High School. In Tulsa, she worked for Southwestern Bell as a switchboard operator.

She married Kenneth Ledbetter Nov. 15, 1947. They moved to Pineville, La,, with the Dresser Industries in 1961. Lillie worked for Dresser Industries from 1968 to 1991 when she retired due to her health.

They attended West Tulsa Church of the Nazarene from 1950 through 1961 when they moved to Pineville, La., and then attended the Pineville Church of the Nazarene. Lillie loved children and her greatest joy was working with children. She taught children's Sunday School and was the Children's Director for many years until her health would no longer permit it. She was an encourager and always saw the good in others. She let her "light" shine wherever she went.

Lillie was preceded in death by her parents, Oney and Flora Wilson and one sister, Virginia Kennison.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband Kenneth and daughter Jana Ledbetter of Pineville, La.; son, Charles "Eddie" Ledbetter; sisters, Mary McFarland of Skiatook, Okla., Dorothy and husband Jim Rinck of Niotaze, Geraldine "Jerre" Jay of Copan, Okla., Betty Smith of Niotaze; foster brother, George Hoard and wife Nita of Maypearl, Texas; brother-in-law Harold Ledbetter and wife Wanda of Owasso, Okla.; one grandson, Luis Harold Ledbetter of Palm Beach, Fla., and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family would like to thank Dr. Howard Wold and Kelly White of the Hematology, Oncology Life Center as well as all the staff for the care they have given Lillie in the past twenty-two years.

Graveside services were held Friday, Sept. 12, 2008 at the Fairview Cemetery in Niotaze with Pastor John Rabo of Pineville, La., officiating.

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


Sedan Times-Star - September 22, 2004

MRS. PATRICIA A. LEDBETTER

CHELSEA, Okla. - Patricia Ann Ledbetter, 70, of Chelsea Okla., former longtime Peru resident, died Tuesday Sept. 14, 2004 at Claremore Regional Medical Center in Claremore Okla.

She was born Dec. 29, 1933 at Blackwell, Okla. to Ray H. and Bertilla (Bellinghausen) Weaver.

On May 12, 1951, she married James Loyd Ledbetter at Monroe, Mich. Following their marriage, they made their home in the Peru, Kan. area, where they lived until moving to Chelsea in 1995. Mr. Ledbetter preceded her in death on July 8, 2004.

Survivors include two Sons, Jim Ledbetter, Pawhuska, Okla. and Curtis Ledbetter, Wichita, Kan.; two daughters, Christina Ritter, Cushing, Okla. and Lynne Wooten, Chelsea, Okla.; two brothers, Robert Weaver, Fort Collins, Colo, and Jim Weaver, Fort Sill, Okla.; three sisters, Norma Lee Tuxhorn, Oklahoma, Winifred Hood, Woodward, Okla., and Kathryn McGuire, Guymon, Okla.; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place and memorial graveside services were held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 17, 2004, in the Peru Cemetery in Peru, Kan. with Rev. Dois Nix of Independence, Kan. officiating.
Services were under the direction of the David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan.


Sedan Times-Star - November 28, 2007

MR. RONALD L. LEDBETTER

Ronald L. Ledbetter, 71 of Lowell, Ark., passed away Nov. 26, 2007 in Springdale, Ark. Mr. Ledbetter was born Jan. 20, 1936 in Niotaze, the son of Samuel and Bandie BowmanLedbetter.

He was a machinist for McDonald-Douglas in Tulsa and later worked for Texas Gulf Coast in Bay City, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by his wife Betty Ledbetter of the home; his double niece Rhonda Gentry husband Steve of Rogers, Ark.; his double nephews Sam Breazeale of Rogers and Dwayne (Buster) Glass of Tulsa, Okla.; great double niece Stacy Honea and husband Justin of Siloam Springs, Ark.; great-double nephew Andrew Gentry of Washington, Ark.; double greatgreat-nephew Coleman Honea and double great-great-niece Makaley Honea; his sister Polly Transue of Sedan; many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m., on Friday, Dec. 21, 2007 in the Chapel at the Earlene Howard Circle of Life Hospice Home, 901 Jones Road, Springdale, Ark., with Rev.Jon Beaird and Rev. Judith Lund.

Memorial contributions may be made to Circle of Life Hospice, do Benton County Funeral Home, 306 N. 4th, Rogers, AR 72756.


Sedan Times-Star - January 16, 2002

ROY A. LEDBETTER

Roy Alton Ledbetter, age 80, of Sedan, Kansas passed away early Friday afternoon, January 11, 2002, at the Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

Roy was born on July 5, 1921 in Grenola, Kansas to James Doyle and Martha Elizabeth (Hull) Ledbetter. He was raised in the surrounding Chautauqua area. He worked for Chautauqua County Maintenance Department for more than twenty years, retiring in the mid 80’s. He married Betty B. Pinard on July 3, 1946 in Sedan. After they married, they lived on a farm north of Peru, KS. They later moved to Chautauqua, where they resided close to thirty years, moving to Sedan in 1991.

He was a member of the Jehovah Witness. He also enjoyed horses, gardening and cabinet making.

Roy is survived by one daughter, Cleta Nadine Hovis, Jennings, OK, one grandson, Todd Hovis, Jennings, OK, two brothers, Lloyd Ledbetter, Chelsea, OK, Merle Ledbetter, Gardner, KS, three sisters, Dorothy Lumley, Dearing KS, Ina Lumley, Bartlesville, OK, Anna Mae Burchett, Drumright, OK and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty B. Ledbetter, April 23, 2001, parents and three brothers.

Cremation has taken place. There will be a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 18, 2002 at the Kingdom Hall in Elk Falls, KS with Richard Weaver officiating. Private burial will follow later in Peru, KS.

Arrangements are under the direction of Graves Funeral Home of Caney, KS.


Sedan Times-Star - January 02, 2002

MR. VIRGIL LEDBETTER

Virgil "Ray" Ledbetter, 61, of Arkansas City, died Sunday, February 17, 2002 at the South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center of Arkansas City. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 2002, at the Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home. Mr. Jesse Kindred officiated. Burial was held in the Parker Cemetery.

Ray was born November 7, 1940, in Peru, Kansas to Virgil Olin and Bessie (Kelley) Ledbetter. He was reared and educated in Peru. Ray married Betty Gragg on June 15, 1957 in Sedan, Kansas. The couple moved to the Arkansas City area in 1957. Ray was the owner and operator of Ledbetter Sand and Gravel Company for many years. He was a past member of the Crescent Masonic Lodge #133 A.F.&A.M. and the Scottish Rite of Wichita.

Survivors include his wife, Betty, of the home; one son, Terry, of Arkansas City; two daughters, Vicki Jo Jellison of Roseberg, Oregon and Gail Leffler of Arkansas City; his mother, Bessie Richardson of Wichita; one brother, Tom Ledbetter of Wichita; two sisters, Jane Murphy of Wichita and Jane Adams of Grove, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren, Michael Shane Ledbetter, Hart Lee Robins, Chris and Jennifer Leffler, and Brooke, Trevor, and Tiffany Ledbetter.

He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Larry Wayne Ledbetter.

A memorial has been established with the South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center I. C. U. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.

Arrangements were made with the Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home of Arkansas City. Online condolences may be made at www.rindt-erdman.com .com


Sedan Times Star - December 16, 1909

MRS. MARY S. LEDDEN

DEATH OF MRS. LEDDEN
Came to Chautauqua County Many Years Ago — Died In Oklahoma.

Mrs. Mollie Ledden, mother of S. H. Ledden, formerly of this city, died at 1 a. m., Saturday, Dec. 11, 1909, at her home at Blair. OK.

Remains were brought to Longton Sunday night and on Monday were burled in the Crum cemetery near Farmersburg in the north part of the county. Her husband who has been dead many years is also buried here and it waa Mrs. Ledden's desire to rest beside him. Her death waa caused by cancer of the throat.

Mrs. Ledden first came to Chautauqua county nearly thirty-five years ago. The family lived in the Farmersburg neighborhood and then returned to their old home in Illinois. Later they returned to this county and after Mr. Ledden's death moved to Sedan where Mrs. Ledden lived until about June, 1907, when she moved to Blair, Okla. She was a woman of many sterling traits of character and was loved by all who knew her.

S. H. Ledden accompanied the remains mains to Farmersburg and came, from there to Sedan for a day's visit. He left here Wednesday for his home at Altus, Okla.


Sedan Times-Star - June 6, 2001

MR. DALE W. LEE - June 6, 2001

Dale William Lee passed away Saturday June 2, 2001 at the Howard Twilight Manor Nursing Home in Howard, Kansas. He was 89 years of age and a long time resident of the Howard area. Dale was born on April 12, 1912 on a farm west of Severy, Kansas to Chris and Louise Ellen (Wright) Lee. He attended South Maple rural school and graduated from Severy High School in 1925.

On September 20, 1938, he married Hazel Marie Brown at Eureka, Kansas. They made their home on a farm north of Eureka until moving to a farm north of Howard in 1960. Dale was a cattleman and enjoyed raising Quarter horses. Hazel preceded him in death in 1978.

He married Frances DeEtta (Burres) Beaumont on March 27, 1988 at Eureka, Kansas. they made their home on the farm in Elk County until moving into Howard in 1996. In December of 1999, they moved to Emporia, Kansas to be near medical care and had recently returned to live in Howard.

Dale attended the Congregational Church in Severy as a young man. He was a past president of the Kansas Quarter horse Association.

He is survived by his wife, DeEtta; his son, K.W. "Woody" of Howard; his daughter, Thana Rolph of Austin, Texas; his step-sons, Jim Smith of Eureka and Beaumont of Ottawa, Kansas; his step-daughters, Carolyn Ratzlaff of Sonora, California and Teresia Wussow of Haysville; his brother Carl Lee and his sister, Thelma Smith, both of Tucson, Arizona; 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 4, 2001 at the Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard with Rev. Terry Buchanan of the Severy Church of the Nazarene in Severy, Kansas officiating. Ernestine Buchanan was the organist with Louise Morgan singing "In The Garden" and "Just A Closer Walk With Thee". The casket bearers were Daryl Brown, Glen Brown, Kendall Johnson, Charles Light, Dean Ward and Mike Wussow. Interment was held at Twin Grove Cemetery in Severy, Kansas. Memorials have been established with the Renal Care Group of Emporia and the Howard Twilight Manor. Contributions may be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements were made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


Sedan Lance - November 17, 1905

MR. JOHN LEE

John Lee, a pioneer settler of Chautauqua county and a man known by nearly every one in southern Kansas, died at his home in Sedan last Sunday morning at 2 o'clock. The funeral services were held Monday conducted by the Masonic order and the remains were buried in Greenwood cemetery. In accordance with a wish made by Mr. Lee before his death Rev. J. D. McBrian delivered the funeral discourse, making the trip down here from Lansing for that purpose.

It was also Mr. Lee's expressed wish that Dr. Goss write his obituary notice. The Doctor has been visiting in California and arrived home Thursday and will have the notice prepared for publication next week.

Mr. Lee had been in poor health for several years and for several months past had been confined to his home. The last time he was out was a couple of months ago when he got to feeling a little better and went down to Elgin and stayed a week.


Sedan Times-Star - June 25, 1936
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MR. GEORGE LEE - Submitted by Patricia Crane

GEORGE LEE DEAD
George Lee, well known farmer who has resided near Chautauqua for the past twenty-three years, departed this life at Coffeyville hospital Saturday, June 20th. His death was due to the infirmities of age which had resulted in a gradual decline in his health during the past several months. He was removed to Coffeyville hospital about three weeks ago when he became bedfast in what proved to be his final illness.

Funeral services were held at the Buckles Funeral Parlors Monday conducted by the Rev. H.C. Benton, pastor of the Methodist church. Interment was in Greenwood cemetery.

Deceased was born at Belleville, Illinois on March 17th, 1858 and resided there until he was 21 years of age when he came to Kansas and located near Leeds in this county. He spent a few of the earlier years of his life as a miner, later engaging in farming which he followed the remainder of his years. He moved from Leeds neighborhood to the farm he occupied near Chautauqua in 1913.

In 1884 he was united in marriage to Eva Wiley. Five children were born to this union who survive him. They are Robert Lee of Oklahoma City; Richard Lee whose address is unknown; Ernest Lee of Filer, Idaho, and one daughter, Mrs. Vallie Rieman of Portland, Oregon. He is also survived by his wife from whom he was divorced many years ago.

(I am "Mrs. Vallie Rieman's" daughter, Patricia Lee Rieman Crane).


Sedan Times-Star - April 1992

MRS. NADINE F. LEEDY - Submitted by Pat Pate Molder

Nadine F. Leedy, 63, died Tuesday, April 28, 1992, at Cedar Vale Regional Hospital. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM, April 30th in the Cedar Vale Church of Christ with Lucian Bagnetto and Chuck Evans officiating. Internment followed in Cedar Vale Cemetery.

Mrs. Leedy was born June 24, 1928, in Cedar Vale, to John Franklin and Fairy Edna Morlan Champlin. She graduated from Cedar Vale High School in 1947. On June 24, 1949, she married Rollin Leedy in Cedar Vale. She worked as a telephone operator, and then as a receptionist at Cedar Vale Regional Hospital from 1966-1969. Mrs. Leedy had been employed at the Cedar Vale School District since 1969.

She was a member of the Cedar Vale church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, Rollin, of the home; four sons, Joel R., Houston,TX, Ken R., Guthrie, OK, Neal A., Cedar Vale and Stan, Kansas City, MO; one brother, Merle Champlin, Cedar Vale; four sisters, Betty Smith, Overland Park, KS, Aileen Bair, Augusta, KS, Norma McGlasson, Winfield and Donna Green, Independence; and five grandchildren.

Arrangements were made by the Wheeler Funeral Home, Cedar Vale.


Sedan Times-Star - December 20, 2000

MRS. BULA M. LEMERT

Bula Mae Archer-Lemert, age 90, of Sedan, Kansas died Friday, December 15, 2000 at the Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan, KS.

Bula Mae was born May 16, 1910 in a farmhouse one mile north of Leeds, a village in Chautauqua County, that no longer exists. Her parents were Tom and Angie (Parcell) Archer. She attended country schools, graduated from Grenola High School in 1926 and attended Wichita State, which was then the University of Wichita. On September 8, 1928, Bula married Merl Lemert. They were the parents of three children, Archer Locke Lemert, who died of cancer in 1987, Larry C. Lemert, who was killed in a car accident in 1955 and a daughter, Joy Fadely, Sedan, KS, who survives. Other survivors include five grandchildren, Christa Vann Tassell, Tulsa, OK, Jana Manning, Sunrise Beach, MO, Larry Fadely, Lafayette, LA. Stacy Lemert, Topeka, KS and Jennifer Lemert, Las Vegas, NV, five great grandchildren, three nieces, Linda Murphy, Shidler, OK, Diane Bradbury, Winfield, KS and Marjory Lampson, Grenola, KS and a sister-in-law, Mildred Lemert, Sedan, formerly of Cedar Vale, KS.

During the ten years her husband served in the Kansas Legislature, Bula became interested in Republican politics, holding numerous offices in the Kansas Federation of Republican Women, including one term as the State President. For eleven years, she was District Administrator for Congressman Joe Sckubitz, maintaining an office in Winfield. Her hobby was writing, indicated by numerous national magazines in which her articles have appeared. She also did public speaking. She was a member of the Wauneta United Methodist Church, Chapter DCPEO of Sedan, the Republican Women of Montgomery County and a past member of the Kansas Newspaper Women where she won numerous award.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 19, 2000, at the Wauneta United Methodist Church in Wauneta, KS. Pastor Larry Bowyer officiated her service. Burial was at Ozro Cemetery near Hewins, KS.

The family has suggest a memorial to the Wauneta United Methodist Church, Wauneta, KS. Memorials may be left with the funeral home. Arrangements were under the direction of the Graves Funeral Home in Caney, KS.


Sedan Times-Star - January 24, 2001

MISS MILDRED H. LEMERT

Mildred H. Lemert, age 94, of Cedar Vale, Kansas, died January 18, 2001 at the Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan, KS. She was the daughter of Arthur and Bertha (Stewart) Lemert and was born August, 15 1907 on a farm northeast of Cedar Vale.

She graduated from Cedar Vale High School in 1925 and obtained a teaching degree from Kansas State University in 1929. She attended several universities and took study tours in Europe and the Middle East.

She was a member of the NEA, the KNEA and Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority. She was a member of the Cedar Vale Church of Christ. She taught school in Cedar Vale and Clay Center before retiring.

After she retired from teaching, she helped at the Cedar Vale Library and was on the staff that published the Cedar Vale History Book in 1975.

A sister Amy Hake, a brother Merl preceded her in death She is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins, which include nephew, R. R. Hake, Woodland Hills, CA and niece, Joy Fadely, Sedan, KS.

Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at the Wheeler Funeral Home in Cedar Vale, KS.

Memorials in her name are suggested to the Cedar Vale Church of Christ, Maude Carpenter’s Children’s Home or the donor’s choice.

Wheeler Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Sedan Times-Star - November 28, 2001

MRS. RUBY A. LEMERT

Ruby Aliene Lemert of Topeka passed away on Friday, November 23, 2001 at a Topeka nursing home. She was 70 years of age.

She was born July 13, 1931 in Osage City, Kansas to the late Floyd Tyson and Beatrice (Brunner) Tyson. Her mother survives.

Mrs. Lemert was a Cook by profession and was self-employed. She had lived in Topeka for the past twelve years. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

She married George E. Baldwin in 1949 and later married Archer Locke Lemert on March 19, 1972. He preceded her in death in 1987. She was also preceded in death by a son, David W.Baldwin.

Other survivors include three sons, Robert E. Baldwin, Burlingame, KS, Gregory V. Baldwin, Cupertino, CA and Lloyd B. Baldwin, Carbondale, two daughters, Sharon Philips, Scranton and Gwendolyn K. Marchese, Cupertino, CA. three sisters, Margaret Stone, Lincoln, NE, Joyce , Port Richey, FL and Anna Bell Long Osage City, two stepchildren, Stacy and Jeff Lemert, fourteen grandchildren, six great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services were held Sunday, November 25, 2001, in Topeka. Joy Fadley, sister-in-law of Sedan, attended the services.


MR. W. F. LEMON - 1931

Friends of the Lemon family were sorry to hear of the death of W. F. Lemon, Thursday night at his home in Caney. He was 83 years old. He had lived in Caney only since the death of his wife, July 10, 1929. He had lived near Peru most of his life. He came to Kansas in 1874, settled first at Independence then went to Chautauqua county, he was register of deeds, county attorney of Chautauqua county.

He leaves four children, Mrs. E. Brockman of Illinois, Reese, George and Glenn, all of California.


Sedan Times-Star - March 10, 1932

MRS. CAROLINE LENITON - Submitted by Curtis Huffman

MRS. LENITON DEAD
Well Known Resident of Leeds Community Passed Away Monday.

Mrs. Caroline Leniton, for many years a resident of Leeds community northwest of Sedan, passed away Monday following an illness of about a year with dropsy.

Funeral services were held at Round Mound at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 9th, conducted by Rev, J. W. Field, pastor of the First Baptist church of Sedan.

Mrs. Caroline Fisher-Leniton was born at Danville, Illinois, February 19th, 1858, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Fisher*. She was married to William H. Leniton in 1877. They then moved to Parkville, Missouri, where they resided for several years, then moved to Chautauqua county, Kansas, where she resided until her death. Her husband preceded her in death several years ago.

Deceased is survived by four daughters and four sons. The daughters: Mrs. Carrie B. Huffman, Mrs. C. E. Jones, Mrs. Verna K. Ward, Miss Josephine Leniton. The sons: W. W. Leniton, F. C. Leniton, L. F. Leniton and R. H. Leniton. A sister Louise Fisher, residing at Topeka, also survives.

Deceased was a member of the Baptist church with which she united in early girlhood and continued steadfast in a devoted Christian life.

*NOTE: Father’s name was actually Conrad Fisher; one of her brothers was named William.


Sedan Times-Star - January 16, 1930

MRS. HATTIE M. LENITON - Submitted by Curtis Huffman

MRS. FLOYD LENITON DEAD

Hattie Margaret Fildes, daughter of John and Mamie Fildes, was born in Chautauqua County, Kansas, Sept. 4, 1895.

She was united in marriage to Floyd C. Leniton April 14, 1915, and spent the first few years of her married life near Sedan, Kansas; later moving to Webb City, Mo., where she passed away January 7, 1930, after a short illness of three weeks.

She was a member of the First M. E. church of Webb City; a devout Christian and active in both club and business life, where she will be greatly missed by her many friends and associates.

Funeral services were held in Webb City, Mo., and the following day interment was made in Round Mound cemetery, Chautauqua County, Kansas, with brief services at the grave.

She leaves to mourn her loss her husband Floyd C. Leniton; father and Mother, Mr. and Mrs. John Fildes and one sister Irene Fildes of Elgin, Kansas; one brother Henry Fildes of Detroit, Mich., and other relatives.


October 27, 1987

MRS. MOLLIE LENITONContributed by Curtis Huffman

MOLLIE LENITON
Mollie was born Sept. 9, 1895 to David Wesley Guthrie and Jeanette (Bacon) Guthrie northeast of Cedar Vale. She had 2 brothers, Charlie and Roy and 4 sisters, Dora Brown, Pearl Butler, Maude Toothaker and Beulah Ford who are all deceased.

Mollie attended school through the eighth grade. In 1920 Mollie went to work for Southwestern Bell Co. and retired in 1948. She is a member of the Church of Christ and has been a member of the Rebekah Lodge for 61 years.

Mollie married Loran Fredrich Leniton on Sept. 14, 1940 in Independence, Ks. His occupation was buying and selling cattle. He passed away Feb. 24, 1966.

For enjoyment Mollie likes to play dominoes, bingo and watch TV. In the past she enjoyed doing needle work.

[NOTE: The above was taken from the Cedar Vale Nursing Center newsletter a few months before her death. The date of death is submitted by Curtis Huffman.]


Sedan Times-Star - August 21, 2002

MR. WILLIAM LENITON

William Dale “Bill” Leniton, 70, of rural Sedan, died Sunday morning, Aug. 18, 2002, in his home.

He was born January 7, 1932 in Cedar Vale, Kan. to Roy Harrison and Gertrude (Wolfe) Leniton. He grew up on the family ranch west of Sedan, received his elementary education in rural schools and graduated from Sedan High School in 1952. Following high school, he joined the U. S. Army, serving in special forces. Following his discharge, he returned to Chautauqua County and began his ranching operation.

On June 10, 1966, he married Susann Depew at Sedan. Following their marriage, they made their home northwest of Sedan, where they raised three children. They were later divorced.

On Aug. 27, 1995, he married Janice Johnson-Struble at Leon, Kan. They continued to make their home on the ranch northwest of Sedan.

Bill was a lifetime resident of Chautauqua County and an active supporter of 4-H and the Sedan FFA Chapter. In 1966, he was recognized as the Outstanding Young Farmer in Chautauqua County. and also Outstanding Soil Conservation recipient. He served as a supervisor for the Chautauqua County Conservation District from 1967-1979.

Survivors include his wife, Janice, of the home, one son, RoLan Leniton, rural Sedan, two daughters, Brenda Underwood, Winfield, and Emili Moore, Arkansas City, one sister, Claribel Ingraham, Boise, Idaho and four grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, in the First Christian Church in Sedan. Burial will be in Round Mound Cemetery west of Sedan.

The family suggests memorials to the FFA Chapter at Sedan High School or the Belknap Community Building fund. Contributions may be left with the David W. Barnes Funeral Home, Box 7, Sedan, KS 67361.

Frieneds may call at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan.


Sedan Times-Star - December 3, 1914

MR. W. H. LENITON - Submitted by Curtis Huffman

W. H. Leniton Dead
W. H. Leniton, aged 55 years, a prominent farmer and stock raiser living north of Lowe, died Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock in a Winfield hospital where he had been taken the 1st of November for kidney trouble. Mr. Leniton was operated on about two weeks ago and seemed to be recovering, when he entered a state of coma Sunday afternoon and passed peacefully away 24 hours later.

The corpse was shipped to Lowe Tuesday afternoon where it was met by a delegation of Wauneta Odd Fellows, who served as an escort to the family home. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at Round Mound church with Rev. Edwards of the Sedan Baptist church in charge. Burial was in Round Mound cemetery.

Some of the Sedan people who attended the funeral were: W. E. Wintermute, C. W. Spencer, Mr. and Mrs. Woolmer, F. B. Garrett, J. E. Kibler, Fred Chubb, Marion Heffner, J. O. Tulloss, C. M. Ellis, Deck Wade, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Floyd, W. H. Bryan, C. M. Busby, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Loyd, W. A. Gray, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Turner and Frank Bruner.

W. H. Leniton was born in Boone Co., Mo., Dec. 29, 1858. Died at St. Mary’s hospital, Winfield, Nov. 30 at 1:20 p.m., being 55 years and 11 mos. old. He was the son of John C. and Mary Jane Leniton who passed away some years ago.

When the deceased was a small boy his people moved from Boone county to Platte Co., Mo. In that county he was married to Miss Caroline Fisher. To this union were born ten children, all of whom are still living.

About the 11th of Nov. he was taken seriously ill and the 4th was removed to St. Mary’s hospital at Winfield. An operation was performed, but he could not sufficiently rally from it.

He came with his family to this county in 1886 and has lived here continuously until he passed away. He was a man active in business affairs owning a large ranch in the northwest part of this county. He had high standing in business circles and was esteemed by all who knew him. He will be sorely missed in that part of the county. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. and a large number of that order attended the funeral.

The funeral was held Wednesday Dec. 2nd at 3 p. m. at Round Mound church, conducted by Rev. J. R. Edwards, pastor of the Baptist church of Sedan. The large building was crowded. The interment was in the cemetery by the church.

He leaves a wife and ten children and may friends to mourn his departure.


Sedan Times-Star - March 03, 2004

MR. VANCE D. LENNEN

BURGAW, NC - Vance Duane Lennen, age 64, of Burgaw, NC, and formerly of Rantoul, Ill, and Sedan, Kan., died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center.

He was born Feb. 7, 1940 in Wichita, Kan. and was the son of the late Coy Duane and Sarah Esther (Hackley) Lennen. He was predeceased by his wife, Nancee Jo Lennen and a sister, Lotus McColm.

Vance served his country honorably in the U. S. Air Force for over 20 years, retiring as a Tech. Sergeant.

Surviving are his children, Cindy Dias, Las Vegas, Nev., Wendy Barnes, Lebanon, Tenn., Tracy Keel, Williamston, Shelly Todd, Ft. Knox, Ky., Melanie Hancock, Lisa Norman and Glenn Mays, all of Rocky Point, NC, 11 grandchildren and brothers, Victor Lennen, Seattle, Wash., Samuel Lennen, Halden, La. and Fred Lennen, Galveston, Texas.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004, at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel with Rev. Robert McKoy officiating.


Sedan Times-Star - November 26, 2003

MR. GEORGE LEONARD

PLATTE CITY, Mo. - George Emery Leonard, 57, of Platte City, Mo., and former Chanute and rural Cedar Vale resident, died Friday night, Nov. 21, 2003, in St. Luke’s Northland Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo.

He was born Feb.11, 1946 at Cedar Vale, Kan. to Dale Emery and Lucille (Kennedy) Leonard. He grew up on the family farm in Chautauqua County attending school in Cedar Vale, where he graduated from high school. After high school, he attended and graduated from Pittsburg State University.

On April 29, 1972, he married Joan Bull at Wee Kirk Chapel near Cedar Vale, Kan. Following their marriage, they lived in Chanute, where George owned and operated Top Wire Line Oilfield Service. In 1995 they moved to the Kansas City area, where he was a Design Engineer for a structural steel company.

Survivors include his wife, Joan, of the home in Platte City, Mo.; one son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Andrea Leonard, Gladstone, Mo.; his mother, Lucille Butler, Sedan, Kan.; one sister, Mary Kinnaman of Kansas City, Mo; and one granddaughter, Samantha Leonard, Gladstone, Mo.

Memorial graveside services and inurnment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24, 2003, in the Round Mound Cemetery west of Sedan with Rev. Gene Day of Parsons, Kan. officiating.

The family suggests memorials to the Wauneta United Methodist Church, contributions may be sent care of the David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas, P.O. Box 7, Sedan, KS 67361.

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


Sedan Times-Star - September 24, 2003

MR. JOSEPH F. LEONARD

CEDAR VALE - Joseph F. Leonard, 85, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at the Cedar Vale Nursing Center in Cedar Vale, Kan. He was born May 24, 1918 in Hewins. His parents were Ellis and Esther (Ellis) Leonard. He was raised and educated in the Hewins-Cedar Vale area. He graduated from Cedar Vale High School in 1936.

He became interested in the piano at an early age. He was an accomplished pianist in his teens, playing for any type of occasion. After high school, he traveled with evangelist Nell Mitchell all over the southern states, serving as the accompanist for the revival. In 1939, he entered the Southwest Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth and graduated from Texas Wesleyan with a BS in 1943.

He entered the U. S. Navy, where he served as an assistant Chaplain during the war. After WWII, he attended and graduated from the Julliard School of Music in New York City with a MS in Organ and Choir directorship. He continued his studies in Paris, France and while overseas, he had several performances in cities throughout Europe.

He married Mary Ruth Blake in 1951 and they had a daughter, Cynthia.

He served as church organist and choir director, starting at the First United Methodist Church in Corpus Christi, Texas, serving churches in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, NM and Dallas, Texas and 16 years at St. Marks Episcopal Church in San Antonio, Texas.

He moved back to the Hewins-Cedar Vale area in the 1900’s for retirement, where he played music for social occasions and was the church organist at he Wauneta United Methodist Church. He had written a book about his hometown called “From Hence We Came” a history of Hewins.

Other survivors include Markian and Kenneth Snyder, Joe nd Marilyn Ellis, Charlene and Ross Smith, Deloris and Charles Garrison, Anna and Ben Darbro, Chloe Smith, Dee and Doris Lemert, Earlene Lemert, Bernard and Ann Lemert, Lorene Leavy, Ruth Riley, Glen Martin, Olin and Norma Shuler, Lucille Leonard Butler, Ernestine and Bob Leonard and a host of friends in the Hewins and Cedar Vale area, as well as wherever he played his music.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, at the Wauneta United Methodist Church. lnurnment of his ashes will be at the Rosedale Cemetery near Hewins.

Memorial donations can be sent to the Wauneta United Methodist Church.


Sedan Lance - May 10, 1893

MRS. SARAH LEONARD

Died: On Grant Creek April 28th, Sarah, wife of Tho. C. Leonard. It is with sorrow that we chronicle the death of this estimable lady. She leaves a large family of children to mourn the loss of a kind mother. Born and reared in Indiana, she came with her husband to the farm she died on, at the first settlement of the country, and endured all the hardships of a pioneer life.


Sedan Times-Star - January 28, 2004

MRS. SYLVIA A. LEONHARD

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. Sylvia A. Leonhard, 85, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004, at St. John’s Hospital in Joplin, Mo.

Sylvia A. Malik was born Feb. 5, 1918, the daughter of Stanley and Christina Julia (Kucera) Malik. She had lived in Baxter Springs since 1962, moving from Sedan, Kan.

Mrs. Leonhard was a member of the United Methodist Church and Chapter BT P.E.O. in Baxter Springs, Kan.

Sylvia Malik and Arthur F. Leonhard were united in marriage on Aug. 16, 1941. He preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 1982.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Gene and Linda Leonhard, Baxter Springs, Kan., two grandsons and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, at the United Methodist Church in Baxter Springs, with Rev. Joe Lynn Robbins and Dr. Kent Scott officiating. Burial was in the Baxter Cemetery in Baxter Springs, Kan.

A memorial has been established for the United Methodist Church and the Baxter Springs “Field of Dreams.”


Sedan Times-Star - November 08, 2006

MRS. CHERYL L. LEONARD-WADE

Cheryl Lynn Leonard-Wade, 47, of Cedar Vale, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006 at her home in Cedar Vale.

She was born Aug. 24, 1959 in Kentucky to Leo Glen and Shirley (Denny) Leonard. She attended Charles Page High School in Sand Springs, Okla. She married Ronnie Lewis Wade on June 29, 1978 in Sand Springs, Okla. They later divorced. She moved back to the Chautauqua area in 1993.

She is survived by two sons, Morgan Wade of Ellsworth, and Daniel Wade of Cedar Vale; two daughters, Jennifer Wade of Los Angeles, Calif. and Kimber-Lee Wade of Harper; two brothers, Pat Leonard of Cedar Vale, and Glen Leonard of Depew, Okla., and two grandchildren, Patrick Fitzgerald Wade and Jordan Wade.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8 at the Wauneta United Methodist Church in Wauneta with Reverend Paul Stetz officiating. Burial will follow at the Leonard Family Cemetery in Cedar Vale. A reception will be held afterwards in the Wauneta United Methodist Church basement.

Friends called from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m., Thesday, Nov. 7 at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.


Sedan Times-Star - May 17, 1956

MRS. CARRIE L. LEPLEY - Submitted by Curtis Huffman

Came to Kansas in Covered Wagon
CARRIE LEPLEY RICHCREEK

Carrie Lillie Richcreek was born March 25, 1866, near Zanesville, Ohio, the daughter of Frances and Henry D. Richcreek.

When she was four years old, the family moved by covered wagon to a claim in Kansas, near a small settlement of two stores and a few homes which became Independence.

The Richcreek home became a haven for the poor or needy, and a camping place for settlers moving farther west. Here she spent her girlhood days.

In 1890 she served as the first teacher of the newly organized Larmar school district, teaching three terms.

In 1893 she was united in marriage to Herman F. Lepley who preceded her in death Sept. 25, 1938. They farmed in the Niotaze vicinity, later moving to the farm east of Sedan which had been her home for the last 43 years.

Her pioneer spirit remained with her during her entire life, and she was physically active and mentally alert until the last; with always her greatest concern the welfare of her family.

She recently remarked that her entire life had been happy, and she had never realized her pioneer life had been hard, until she compared it with modern living.

She was a member of the First Christian church and the Sunshine Home Demonstration unit.

She died at Sedan, May 11, at the age of 90 years, 1 month and 16 days.

Survivors include three daughters, Gail Smith of Sedan; Millie Davis of Maybee, Mich.; Mona Guthrie of Denver, Colo.; two sons, Mark Lepley of Sedan, and Frederick Lepley of Caney; one brother Robert Richcreek of Independence; eleven grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.

She told many interesting experiences of pioneer life of herding cattle on the open range, their four months school term and a winter diet of corn bread and buffalo meat.

Their first party in Kansas was given by the neighbors who were the first to grow turnips in the community. Their refreshments were turnips cooked without seasoning, in an iron kettle at a fireplace located in the center of the dirt floored one-room house. Everyone thought the turnips were delicious since no one had eaten them since leaving their eastern homes.

One bitterly cold evening a family in a covered wagon stopped at the Richcreek home seeking shelter for the night. They were moving west and the father was quite ill. The family was taken in and the sick man put to bed, but he died before morning. The next morning the man was buried and the widow and her children continued toward their destination.

She emphasized that while they worked hard they had a good life with neighborhood parties, church and school programs and literary meetings with debates to enjoy and no one complained of hardship.


Sedan Times-Star - October 25, 1965

MR. MARK LEPLEY - Submitted by Curtis Huffman

Mark Lepley Dies Suddenly

Mark Lepley lifelong resident of Chautauqua county, died unexpectedly Tuesday evening in the Sedan City Hospital after Leslie Smith found him unconscious on the floor of his home about 7 p.m. Lepley's sister, Mrs. Orville Smith, became concerned when she could not reach her brother by phone and called Smith asking him to check. Lepley was taken by ambulance to the hospital and died there about 10 p.m. Dr. Walker, attending physician, said he believed Lepley who had been ill with a cold, had fallen and could not get up. Death was possibly due to exhaustion and exposure.

Funeral services will be held in the Graves-Baird Chapel on Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Clarence Brooks officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.

Lepley was born July 24, 1902, at Niotaze to Herman F. and Carrie Richcreek Lepley and lived all of his life in Chautauqua county. He was engaged in ranching and farming and never married.

Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Mildred Davis of Monroe, Mich., Mrs. Mona Guthrie of Wichita, and Mrs. Gail Smith of Sedan; and one brother, Fredrick H., of Sedan.


Prairie Star - November 18, 2009

MRS. CARY M. LESSLIE

Cary (Meadows) Lesslie, age 78, a resident of Granbury, Texas passed away on Nov. 15, 2009.

Cary is survived by her daughters, Les Douglass and husband, Kirby, and Donna Lesslie, both of Granbury, Texas, sons, Jeff Lesslie and wife, Jan, of Albuquerque, N.M., and Keith Lessee, of Granbury, Texas; grandchildren, Koby and Kalan Douglass, Carson Lesslie and wife, Amber, Rick Lesslie and wife, Rachel, Kara and Katie Lesslie, Steven Lesslie; great-grandchildren, and Gideon Lesslie; brothers, Dwayne Meadows and wife, Betty of Iola, Kan., and Charles Meadows and wife, Jane of Sedan; sisters, Charlene Chamberlain and husband, Bob of Rogers, Ark., and Margie McAfee and husband Kent, of Del City, Okla., and by numerous nieces and nephews.

Cary loved watching all sports and gardening in her spare time. She cherished the family gatherings with her brothers and sisters. Cary married Donald J. Lesslie in 1949. He preceded her in death in 2001. Graveside service will be held Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan with viewing one hour before the service at the cemetery. Lucas & Blessing Funeral Home in Burleson, Texas is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.familyowned.net.


Sedan Times-Star - October 17, 2001

MR. DONALD J. LESSLIE

Donald John Lesslie, age 72, a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico since 1971, passed away on October 10,2001.

Donald is survived by his wife, Cary (Meadows) Lesslie, whom he married in 1949, daughters, Les Douglas and husband, Kirby, of Texas, and Donna Lesslie, Albuquerque, sons, Jeff Lesslie and wife, Jan, of Albuquerque and Keith Lesslie, of Texas, grandchildren, Koby and Kalan Douglas, Carson Lesslie, Rick Lesslie and wife, Rachel, Kara and Katie Lesslie, and great grandchild, Bailey Lesslie. He is also survived by numerous other relatives including Charlotte, Kevin, Cheryl, Jenny and Beth.

Don was in the insurance business for eighteen years with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas. He attended Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas and enjoyed being a car salesman. In his later years, his favorite past time was sailing. He spent time on the water with family. Don owned many properties in Kansas, including a restaurant and a motel.

Services were held Monday, October 15, 2001, at the United Methodist Church in Sedan, KS. Interment was in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan. Graves-Baird Funeral Home in Sedan was in charge of the arrangements.


Prairie Star - January 4, 2012

MRS. BARBARA J. LEWIS

Barbara Jean Lewis, age 83, of Caney, passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at the Mercy Hospital in Independence.

She was born July 31, 1928 in Sedan, Kansas to Charles Louis Henson and E. Marie (Hurt) Henson. She grew up in Sedan and later graduated from Sedan High School.

On July 16, 1948 she married William E. Lewis in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. She worked as a cook for many years and also a clerk at a gift shop. She lived in Dixon, Missouri for many years until returning to Caney, Kansas in 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband on July 10, 2011.

She enjoyed bowling in her younger days and had been doing embroidery work.

Survivors include one son, Charles E. Lewis of Camdenton, Missouri; two daughters, Marilyn M. Wade of Henryetta, Oklahoma and Billie L. Sanders of Caney, Kansas; one brother, Louis Henson of Sedan, Kansas and one sister, Viola Ellis of Ada, Oklahoma; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and one sister.

A Graveside Service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 30, 2011 at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan with Tim Black of the Caney Orthodox Presbyterian Church officiating.

The casket is closed and the friends may sign the register book on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan.


Sedan Times-Star - July 2, 2008

MRS. EDITH L. LEWIS

Edith Loraine Lewis passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at the Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan. She was 71 years of age and a former resident of Moline.

Edith was born on Aug. 11, 1936 at Belleville, Kan., to Henry and Rosianna (Printz) Kasl. She attended rural school and completed her education at Belleville.

Edith married Donnie LaVerne Reeves at an early age and to this union was born three children, Ricky, Cindy and Kathy. She later married Willard Hoyt and to this marriage was born a daughter, Sherry. Edith was a devoted homemaker and mother, and worked many years as a licensed insurance agent.

She was one of Jehovah's Witnesses, and attended the Elk Falls congregation in Elk Falls.

She is survived by her son, Rick Reeves of Moline; her daughter, Kathy Foust of Galena, Mo.; a brother, Ray; a sister, Alice Marie; ten grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Cindy Fishback and Sherry Hoyt, and her parents.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, 2008 at the Reed Cemetery near Halfway, Mo., with Ryan Shackelford speaking at the service. A memorial has been established with the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice of Wichita.

Contributions may be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements were made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


Sedan Times-Star - October 03, 2001

MR. KENNETH D. LEWIS

Kenneth Dean Lewis, age 62, passed away Wednesday night, September 26, 2001, at his home in Sedan, Kansas. He was born March 28, 1939 in rural Sedan to Vernon Pearl and Maijorie (McNown) Lewis. He grew up around Sedan and attended Sedan High School. He served in the Navy for over eleven years. He worked as a water department supérvisor in San Jose, CA before retiring and returning back to Sedan. He was a member of the VFW of Sedan, the Lions Club of Sedan and the NRA.

He is survived by his loving companion, Earline Fairleigh, of the home, one son, Todd Lewis, two granddaughters, Jessica and Jennifer, all of Tracy, CA,, two brothers, Jim Lewis, Lawrence, KS and Bob Lewis, Haysville, KS.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 2, 2001, at 10:00 am. at the First Baptist Church of Sedan with Reverend Dois Nix officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association in care of the Graves Funeral Home of Caney.


Prairie Star - December 18, 2010

INFANT RAIDEN A. LEWIS

Raiden Ambrose Lewis, infant son of Chris Lewis and Carrie Lockhart, of Sedan, passed away, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. He was born on Nov. 24, 2010 in Independence, to Chris Lewis and Carrie Lockhart.

He is survived by his parents of the home, his four siblings, Tosha Dye of Coffeyvilie, Kan., Trinity Wood, Adelyn Wilson, and Remedy Lewis of the home in Sedan; his .paternal grandmother Cindy Allen of Sedan, paternal great-grandparents, Patty and Kelly Mart of Sedan, and his paternal great-great grandmother, Mildred Powers; maternal grandfather, Mark Lockhart of Elgin, and maternal great-grandparents Blanche and F.d Garrelt of Elgin; he also is survived by aunts and uncles.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010 at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan with Pastor John Warring of the First Christian Church officiating. The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Ronald McDonald House and these remembrances may be left in care of 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, Kansas is in charge of arrangements.


Sedan Lance - January 12, 1899

MS. SUSANNA LEWIS

Died - Susanna Lewis, on Thursday, January 5th, at the home of Mrs. Fisher. The funeral was preached by Rev. Kidd Friday after which interment took place in the Cedar Vale cemetery She was 71 years, 3 months and 8 days old. She was sick only 3 or 4 days but had been quite feeble all winter.


Sedan Times-Star - April 6, 1894

MR. MADISON LEWELEN - Submitted by Freida Wells

A Deplorable Death
Madison Lewelen died at his home, Sunday evening, April 1st of heart disease. Suddenly without one moment’s warning, without premoniting or alarm of any kind he fell at the feet of his loving wife a dead man. A useful life terminated just as it appeared to be reaching its prime.

He was not known to be afflicted with heart trouble in any degree, had not been sick or ailing except that he complained Sunday of not feeling right, although out about the farm just as usual. He was making improvements about the house this spring to which he was giving his personal attention and had probably overworked himself for a few days making ready for carpenters who were to begin Monday on a fence around the house and other work that was laid out. He had been out on horseback over the farm and coming in more tired than usual asked for a cup of hot coffee for supper, something unusual for him on Sunday nights, and was sitting in a chair on the kitchen porch with his wife, looking out upon their magnificent farm and talking of the projected work, while waiting for the coffee-thus the end came.

With a cry of oh no! as if in great pain he threw his right hand to his breast over his heart and dropped forward and down, at the very feet of his wife and expired without a word. No human help could avail, but everything was done that could be until it was fully realized that was all over. It was cruel, terrible shock to the devoted wife, and a hard, hard blow to the son and daughters and Big Caney valley suffers in his death the heaviest it has ever sustained.

Madison Lewelen was born in Kentucky in 1844; went from there to Illinois and to Omaha and spent several years in freighting on the plains and to the mines, railroad on the union Pacific and was present when the silver spike was driven connecting the Atlantic and Pacific slopes. In 1870 he came to Butler County, Kansas and there married Mary E. Wallace, who came with him to Chautauqua county in 1871. On September 12 he arrived in big Caney valley and on the 14th bought the farm on which he has since lived. To the 160 acres bought then of J. K. Reeves, he has added other broad acres, and made such substantial improvements as to make it without exception the best improved and equipped farm in Chautauqua county. A man of means, he used his money in the pursuit which he had chosen, always doing a large cattle business, paying our thousand of dollars every year for cattle and grain and adding materially to the profitable business of the county.

His mortal remains were laid to rest on Tuesday in Lisbon grave yard, hundreds of friend being present of give a last token of respect. His tired and true friends, Edward Jacquins, John Dosbaugh, Neal Shaver, Amos Claypool, Milton Drumm and William McCarty, bearing the sad burden to the grave, where a short service was said by Rev. Piles of the M. E. Church. He was a man among men. He lived honored, respected, loved, he dies still honored and deeply mourned. What more could be said to add laurels in the good name that shall live after him?


Sedan Times-Star - January 2008

MRS. AGATHA L. LEWIS

Agatha L. Lewis, 88, a former resident of Independence, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008 at Pleasant Valley Skilled Nursing in Sedan.

Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. at Penwell-Gabel Webb & Rodrick Chapel in Independence. Burial took place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Elk City.


Prairie Star - April 22, 2009

MR. JIMMY L. LEWIS

Jimmy L. Lewis, age 64, of Lawrence, Kan., formerly of Sedan, passed away Monday morning, April 13, 2009 at his home in Lawrence.

He was born in Sedan on August 23, 1944 to V. Pearl and Marjorie (McNown) Lewis. He grew up and attended school in Sedan graduating from Sedan High School.

After high school he received his Associates Degree from Butler County Community College. On Dec. 22, 1965 he married Ida Lou Burdett in Anacortes, Wash. They later divorced.

He served in the United States Navy until he was honorable discharged in 1969. He had a career in management and sales and specialized in cement products and lawn and garden with his most recent employment at Earth Works in Kansas City, Mo. He was a member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars. He loved spending time with his kids, grandkids, fishing, giving to others, and he was an entrepreneur.

He is survived by one son, Travis and his wife Barb Lewis of Edgerton, Kan., one daughter, Tonya and her husband Don Branham of Olathe, Kan., one brother, Bob Lewis of Wichita, Kan., four grandchildren, Caroline Branham, Ellie, Will, and Jack Lewis and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Kenneth Lewis.

A Memorial service Was be held Friday, April 17, 2009 at the First Baptist Church in Sedan with Dr. J. Dean McNamara officiating. Inurnment and military rights followed at Riley Cemetery East of Sedan.

The family has suggested memorials to the First Baptist Church of Sedan or the American Diabetes Association and may be left in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361.


Sedan Times-Star - June 18, 2003

MR. KEITH L. LEWIS

ROLLA - Keith L. Lewis, 67, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus, Wichita, Kan. Keith was born March 25, 1936 in Morton County, Kan. to Sherman W. and Martha I. (Morgan) Lewis.

Keith married Juanita M. Long on July 27, 1997 at Rolla, Kan.

He attended and graduated high school at Quincy, Kan. He was also the former manager of Rolla Coop. He worked as an auto and diesel mechanic for many years. His special interests included fishing, camping and spending time with his grandchildren.

Keith was preceded in death by his parents, two sons LeRoy and Mark Allen Lewis, two brothers, Don and Elvin Lewis and one sister, Karen Hayzlett.

He was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Rolla, Kan.

He is survived by his wife, Juanita M. Lewis, of the home, four sons, Ricky Lewis, Pawhuska, Okla., Russell Lewis and wife, Joy and Lyle Allen Powers, all of Hugoton, Kan., and Michael Lewis, Kingman, Kan., three daughters, Cindy Allan, Sedan, Kan., Lori Beth Lewis, Kingman, Kan., T. J. Hull, Rolla, Kan., four brothers, Kenneth Lewis, Toronto, Kan., Jack Lewis, Wichita, Kan., Jerry Lewis, Enid, Okla., Larry Lewis, Elk City, Okla., three sisters, Katherine Condee, Suffolk, Va., Suzie Billings, Crete, Neb., Rachael Stewart, Friends, Kan., nine grandchildren, Chris Lewis and Jessica Allan, Jeremiah Allan and Eriel Lewis, Keshia Lewis and Gage Powers, Kyler Tea Telford and Ovyrten Telford and Roshea Telford and one great granddaughter, Natasha Franks.

Services were held Saturday, June 14, at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Rolla, Kan. with Kenneth Price presiding. Burial was in the Rolla Cemetery.

Memorials have been established for the grandchildren’s college fund. Send in care of Garnand Funeral Home, Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950.


Sedan Lance - September 26, 1894

MR. ROY LEWIS

DIED
In Sedan Monday Sept. 24th. Roy Lewis aged 19 years. This young man was raised in Sedan graduating in the Sedan High School, and afterward graduated in the Sedalia Mo. business college, and has been doing business in Pawhuska I. T. There is where he contracted typhoid fever which carried him away. He had all the attention and nursing that was possible from loving friends.

Roy was a great favorite with the young people. He was a wide awake and energetic young man and gave promise of a useful life. The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church at 4 o'clock, after which the remains were followed to the cemetry by a large concourse of mourning friends. The family have the sympathy of the entire comunity in this sore bereavement. friends. The family have the sympathy of the entire comunity in this sore bereavement.


Prairie Star - April 7, 2010

MRS. MARY L. LIEBAU

Mary Louise Liebau, 83, of Grain Valley, Mo., passed away Saturday, March 27, 2010 at St. Mary's Hospital in Blue Springs.

She is preceded in death by husband, Garl Liebau, and son, Daniel.

She is survived by son, Jim Liebau; daughter, Jane Cogan and grandsons, Jared and Dan Cogan.

Mary moved to Oak Grove, Mo., after her husbands death. She worked as an R.N. at the nursing home in Oak Grove until her retirement.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at the Royer Funeral Home in Grain Valley, Mo.


Prairie Star - April 7, 2010

MR. HOWARD W. LIFE

Howard W. Life, age 90, of Bartlesville, Okla., formerly of Sedan, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2010 at the Heritage Villa Nursing Center in Bartlesville, Okla.

He was born Oct. 30, 1919 in Haysville, Kan., to Joseph and Goldie (Snell) Life. He was the ninth of ten children. He attended and graduated from Derby High School in Derby, Kan.

He married Almeda Lucille Stenson on Jan. 6, 1941 in Truth or Consequences, N.M. He served as a machinist in the United States Navy during World War II and served at Mare Island, California from March 1942 through November 1945 when he was honorably discharged.

He was employed 38 years by the Coleman Company in Wichita as a tool and die maker until his retirement. He moved to Sedan m 1989 and lived here until moving to Bartlesville, Okla., in 2007.

He served as a Boy Scout Leader in Wichita, was a 50 year member of the Wichita Scottish Rite and was also a member of the Vesper Olive Blue Lodge in Sedan. He was a loving husband and father. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing, hunting, camping, traveling and visiting with friends.

He is survived by his wife, Lucille Life of the home and his daughter, Judy and husband Gayle Mollencamp, both of Bartlesville, Okla.; three grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lawrence, Noel, Paul and Orville (Ike) and five sisters, Dora, Garnett, Mildred, Merle and Pauline.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 8, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church in Sedan with Reverend Jerry Bever officiating. A graveside service will follow the same day at the White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Wichita at 3 p.m.

The family has suggested memorials to the First United Methodist Church of Sedan and these remembrances may be left 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.dwb-fh.com. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan, Kansas is in charge of arrangements.


Sedan Times-Star - March 28, 2001

MR. BILL R. LINCOLN

Bill R. Lincoln, age 78. of Elgin, Kansas, formerly of Arkansas City, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at Medicalodge East in Arkansas City.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2001, in the Riverview Cemetery in Arkansas City.

Bill was born November 9, 1922 in Arkansas City, the son of James F. and Carrie A. (Morrison) Lincoln. He was reared and educated in Arkansas City.

Bill was a Veteran of WWII, serving in the U. S. Army in the European Theater. He received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

Bill married Virginia Faye Miller on November 7, 1949 in Wichita, KS, where they made their first home. They moved to Wellington, KS and then back to Wichita. After retirement, they moved to Elgin, KS.

He was a machinist and had worked for Cessna Aircraft Company of Wichita and for P&S Engineering of Bartlesville, OK. Bill was a member of the VFW and the DAV.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia, of the home, two sons, William R. Lincoln, Clinton, MO and Dennis R. Lincoln, Ponca City, OK, one daughter. Linda Kay Leach, Wichita, KS, one sister, Irene Gray, Edmond, OK, five grandchildren, William R. Lincoln, Jr., Alexander W. Lincoln and Cassandra Irene Rose Lincoln, all of Clinton, OK and Heidi Lynn Leach and Holly Ann Leach, both of Wichita, KS.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, infant twins and Roy Lester Lincoln and one sister, Viola Mae Williams. A memorial has been established for the Spencer Ralston Post #1254 VFW. Contributions may be given through the funeral home.

Rindt-Erdrnan Funeral Home of Arkansas City, KS is in charge of the arrangements.


Prairie Star - June 13, 2012

MRS. GERTRUDE H. LINDIG

Gertrude Hall Lindig, 91, died Dec. 16, 2011, in Lawrence, Kan. A memorial service was held on May 27, 2012, at Fairmount United Church of Christ in Wichita. Inurnment was at Wichita's historic Maple Grove Cemetery in the Hall family plot.

Memorial contributions are suggested to The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, http:pulmonaryfibrosis.org/donate


Sedan Times-Star - January 03, 2003

MRS. KATHERYN LINDSEY

Katheryn Lindsey, 91, of Sedan, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, at Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan.

She was born May 15, 1911 in Kansas City, Mo. to Al and Beatrice (Baldwin) Holt. She was raised by her mother and stepfather, Frank Moots, in Kansas City, where she received her education.

Katheryn and Marvin Tuxhorn were married in 1936 in Kansas City, Mo. and in 1942 they moved to Dewey, Okla. where she was later employed by Phillips Petroleum Company as a comptometer operator.

In June of 1951, she married Loren B. Lindsey and in August of 1951, they moved to Sedan where Mr. Lindsey worked as an electrician for Caney Valley Electric Cooperative. Mr. Lindsey preceded her in death on Dec. 15, 1985.

Mrs. Lindsey was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sedan, where she was involved in the women’s groups and was a Jr. Missionary Leader and Sunday School teacher for many years. She was a longtime member of the American Legion Auxiliary and member and president of the Sedan City Hospital Auxiliary.

Survivors include one daughter, Kathleen McCorkle, Sedan, nine grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 13 great great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Marvin Tuxhorn and James Tuxhorn, one brother, Vester “Ned” Holt, two grandchildren, Victor Powers and Rosie Keeny and two great grandchildren.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 30, 2002, at the First Baptist Church in Sedan, with Rev. Stan Cover officiating. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery Sedan.

The family suggests memorials to the Sedan City Library or the charity of the Donor’s Choice, contributions may be left with the funeral home.

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


Unknown Newspaper - December 1958

MR. IRVIN LISTER - Submitted by Atcha Nolan

Irvin Lister, eldest son of William and Minerva Lister was born at Decatur, Illinois on July 2, 1875 and died at his home in Grenola, December 24, 1958, at the age of 83 years, 5 months, 22 days.

He came to Kansas in 1883 and settled near Leeds; later he moved to the Cedar Vale community. He spent the past 21 years at his home in Grenola, Kansas.

He was married to Lillie Mabel Orin, February 15, 1899, at Sedan, Kansas. To this union were born 5 children, all of whom were at his bedside during his last hours.

He became a member of the Baptist church during the Rose Revival at Cedar Vale in 1921. Later he transferred his membership to the Christian church at Grenola.

Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Lillie Lister; his children, Mrs. N. F. (Mabel) Bohannon, Mrs. Foy (Audrey) Wilkinson of Cedar Vale, Mrs. Marvin (Flossie) Grunden of De Rider, Louisiana, and Clarence and Loren of Howard; 24 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Wilbert of Sedan, Kans., Dan of Wichita, Kans.; and Anson of Houston, Texas; 2 sisters, Lula Thompson of Sedan, Edna Dungan of Ogden, Utah; a host of nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Preceding him in death are his parents, 2 brothers, 1 sister and 1 grandchild.

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 27, 1958, 2:00 p.m. at the Grenola Christian church. Rev. Freeman Bump officiated. Music was furnished by Mr. and Mrs. Duane Stauffer and Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Wartick, accompanied by Miss Marita Wartick.

Interment was made in the Cedar Vale cemetery. Pallbearers were Dean Keplinger, Woodrow Kessinger, Ronald Allison, Carl Reeves, Ed Piner and Charlie Hawkins.

The Watt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Unknown Newspaper - June 1960

MRS. LILLIE M. LISTER - Submitted by Atcha Nolan

Lillie Mabel, the last surviving child of Charles Fenton and Sarah Belle Orin, was born at Grayville, Illinois, on September 28, 1872, and died in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Audrey Wilkinson, at Cedar Vale, Kansas, June 1, 1960, at the age of 87 years, eight months and three days.

Her folks moved to Kansas and settled in the Hard Pan community in 1883. Her life was spent in Chautauqua county until the past twenty-two years, which were spent in Grenola.

She was married to Irvin Lister on February 15, 1899, at Sedan, Kansas. To this union were born five children. In her youth she united with the Round Mound Christian church. At the time death overtook her she was united with the Christian church at Grenola.

She was preceded in death by her husband and one grandson. Surviving her are her five children: Mrs. Mabel Bohannon, Mrs. Audrey Wilkinson of Cedar Vale: Mrs. Flossie

of DeRidder, Louisiana; two sons, Clarence and Loren Lister, of Howard; twenty-four grandchildren; also the many who will long remember her as their Sunday School teacher, as well as many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 4, 1960, at the Grenola Christian church, the Rev. Robert Wilson officiating. "Foot Prints of Jesus" and "Going Down The Valley" were sung by Mrs. Ronald Allison, Mr. and Mrs. Dwain Stauffer, and the Rev. Robert Wilson, accompanied by Miss Marcita Wartick. Pallbearers were the grandsons. Interment was in the Cedar Vale cemetery, Cedar Vale, Kansas.


Sedan Times-Star - December 28, 1916

MRS. MINERVA DOTY LISTER - Submitted by Atcha Nolan

Minerva Doty was born in Indiana on Aug, 21st, 1852. She removed with her parents to Illinois. She was united in marriage to William Lister in 1873. To this union were born nine children, Lulu Thompson, Irvin Lister, Wilbert Lister, Mrs. Edna Dungan, James Lister, Anson Lister and Madison Lister. All of her children were at her bedside during her illness except Madison who died in infancy. In 1884 they remove with their family to Chautauqua county, Kansas. They resided in the county until the fall of 1907 when they moved to Cedar Vale.

Mr. Lister died on April 24th, 1912, Mrs. Lister remained at the old home until her recent illness, when she was moved to her son's Daniel's in Cedar Vale, where she passed away on December 24th 1916, aged 64 years, 4 months and 3 days. Besides her eight children she leaves two brothers, one sister, 15 grandchildren and host of friends to mourn her loss.

Funeral services were held from the Baptist church in Cedar Vale conducted by Rev. H.J. Hassard at 2:30 p.m. December 26th. Interment was made in the Cedar Vale cemetery.


Sedan Times-Star - Date

MRS. GENEVA MARGARET LISTER-NEELY

Geneva Margaret Lister-Neely, age 89 of Sedan, died Sunday morning, Dec. 8, 2002, at the Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan, where she had resided since 1997.

She was born Feb. 5, 1913 in Sedan to Arley and Agnes (Wamibrodt) Mills. She grew up and attended school in Sedan. After graduating from Sedan High School, she worked for SRS.

On March 21, 1942, she married Hugh Cloyd Lister at Bartlesville, Okla. Following their marriage, they made their home in Sedan, where she worked with her husband in farming, ranching, trucking company and wholesale farm supply business. She also worked for the county superintendent, county extension agent, Shull Electric, McCann’s Clothing, Sedan Seed House, Williams Brothers, Glenn Riggs and the Green Door. She served on the Chautauqua County Fair Board, electric board and belonged to HDU. She was a member of the Methodist Church and enjoyed sewing, handwork and crafts. Mr. Lister preceded her in death on Jan. 2, 1968.

On Oct. 1, 1979, she married Walter Harold “Rip” Neely in Sedan. Mr. Neely preceded her in death on Dec. 16, 1983.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Steen and Twila Lister, Sedan, one daughter and son-in-law, Blenda and Danny Banks, Vaiden, Miss., three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan, with Rev. Stan Cover of the Sedan First Baptist Church ófficiating.

Friends may call on Wednesday, Dec. 11, until 1 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan.

Memorials are suggested to the Pleasant Valley Manor Activities Fund. Contributions may be left with the funeral home. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of the arrangements.


Sedan Time-Star - March 11, 1965

MR. WILBERT W. LISTER - Submitted by Anonymous

W. W. Lister is Buried Tuesday

Funeral services for Wilbert W. Lister, 87, were conducted at the Graves-Baird chapel Tuesday afternoon by Henry Duerksen, pastor of the First Baptist church. Interment was in Greenwood cemetery. Lister died Friday in the Sedan City hospital.

Born Feb. 16, 1878 in Clinton, Ill., he came to Chautauqua county at the age of five. He and Cordelia Cloyd were married at Cedar Vale on April 8, 1903, and celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1953. She died in September 1962. He had been an interior decorator and a member of the Sedan First Baptist church.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn McKinney of Parsons; a son, Hugh of Sedan; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Edna Dungan of Ogden, Utah.


The Sedan Times-Star - February 14, 1929

MRS. ALVIRA J. LITTELL - Submitted by Atcha Nolan

MRS. LITTELL DEAD

Mrs. W. W. Littell of Caney, a former resident of Sedan, died at that place Saturday. Her death was due to a parylitic stroke a few days prior.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Union Chapel, conducted by Rev. J. B. Cooprider of the Caney Methodist church. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. W. P. Adams of Caney: four grandchildren, Mrs. Edna Parman, Mrs. Jessie Doss and Carl W. Mills of Longton, Kans., also six great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.


The Sedan Times-Star - July 30, 1925

MR. WILLIAM W. LITTELL - Submitted by Atcha Nolan

W. W. LITTELL DEAD
End Came to Former Pioneer Resident on 82nd Birthday.

Wm. Littell, a pioneer resident of this county, died at his home at Caney Friday, July 24th. The funeral was held at Union Chapel in his former neighborhood Sunday afternoon. The remains were followed to their final resting place by numerous friends from Caney who were joined here by numerous additions, including members of Stone River G.A.R. post in which Mr. Littell held membership. At Union Chapel the crowd was further swelled by the attendance of nearly everyone in that neighborhood who assembled to pay their last respects to their old neighbor and friend. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. J. H. Bishop, pastor of the Caney M. E. church. Music was furnished by a male quartette composed of C. W. Floyd, Roy Taylor, Frank Harmon and Norman Frye.

Mr. Littell was born in Harrison county, Indiana, July 24, 1843, and died on his 82nd birthday anniversary.

When the war came on young Littell did not wait to be drafted, but was a part of the 300,000 who answered Father Abraham’s call, and enlisted July 9th, 1861, in Co. D;, First Indiana Cavalry, and served until the close of the war. Responding to the westward call, he landed in Girard and spent a year holding down a claim, only to lose it on a technicality, and in ‘71, came to Howard county, the part now Chautauqua, where he endured the privations of the pioneers, going hungry sometimes, but never in debt.

On November 30, 1873, he was united in marriage to Elvira Peterson. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. W. P. Adams of Caney, and several grandchildren.

He retired from the farm some years ago and moved to Sedan where he resided several years. Five or six years ago he fell and broke his hip, sustaining an injury which left him a cripple. Shortly after that accident he moved to Caney where he has resided since. He had been in failing health for about three months prior to his death. On his sick bed he contemplated the end philosophically and frequently gave expression to willingness for the hour of his departure to arrive.


Sedan Times-Star - May 1, 1969

MR. EVERETT C. LITTLEPAGE - Submitted by Anonymous

Tuesday Rites for E.C. Littlepage

Funeral services for Everett C. Littlepage were held Tuesday afternoon in the Graves-Baird chapel in Sedan. Rev. Ivan Davis of the Chautauqua Baptist church officiated, and burial was in the Peru cemetery. Littlepage died Sunday morning at Winfield.

A son of Mr. and Mrs. Hayden Littlepage, he was born in Missouri on May 27, 1894. He had retired after being employed by Sinclair as a pumper for 44 years, during which time he had spent about 20 years in Sedan and Peru areas. He and Lula Ann Bailey were married at Pawnee, Okla., on July 2, 1919, and she predeceased him on Feb. 27, 1967. He and Emma Huffman were married at Winfield on April 4 of this year, and they were residing in Winfield. He was a member of the Baptist church at Chautauqua.

Survivors include his wife of the home; five daughters, Mrs. Elma Cullins of Vinita, Okla., Mrs. Zona Reece and Mrs. Virginia Tisher of Winfield, Rozella Littlepage of Osawatomie, and Mrs. Lorette Newland of Rocky Ford, Colo.; three sons, Albert of Peru, Ishmael of Sedan, and Beryl of La Puente, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Pearl Mynear of Pawnee, Okla.; 26 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.


Sedan Times-Star - January 03, 2003

MR. STEPHEN LITTLEPAGE

Stephen A. Littlepage, retired from PepsiCo and Gambill Snacks, passed away early Tuesday morning, Dec. 17, 2002, at his residence at the age of 54 years.

The son of the late Albert E. Littlepage and Ruby Inez (Fuller) Littlepage, Steve was born on Oct. 23, 1948 in San Francisco, Calif. The family had lived in several states while Albert was in the military service. They moved to Peru, Kan. in 1958, where Steve attended Peru School, graduating with the class of 1966.

Steve had worked for Pepsi for 17 years prior to working for Gambill Snacks for nine years, retiring in February of this year due to illness. In his free time, he enjoyed bowling, fishing and spending time with his family.

Steve married Karen Perkins on May 15, 1980. The couple lived in Peru until 1984, when they moved to Coffeyville.

He is survived by his wife, Karen, of the home, one daughter, Stephanie Keltz, Mound Valley, Kan., a stepson, John Perkins, Coffeyville, two stepdaughters, Deana Smith, Copan, Okla., and Regina Woodward, Andover, Kan., three brothers, Richard “Rick” Littlepage, South Coffeyville, Okla., Bill Littlepage, Independence, and John Littlepage, two sisters, Judy Palmer, Coffeyville and Connie Floyd, Cushing, Okla., one granddaughter, four step granddaughters, 15 nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, one brother, Ronnie Littlepage, preceded him in death.

Graveside services were held on Friday, Dec. 20, 2002 at 2 p.m. in the Fairview City Cemetery in Coffeyville, with Merle Palmer in charge.

The Littlepage family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 South Market, Wichita, KS 67202 or call 1-800-767-4965.

Services were under the direction of the Graves Funeral Home of Coffeyville.


Sedan Times-Star - May 16, 2007

MRS. MILDRED LITTLETON

Mildred Littleton, age 97, of Sedan passed away Saturday, May 12, 2007 at the Pleasant Valley Manor Nursing Home in Sedan.

She was born Sept. 6, 1909 in Sedan to Milton Kline and Mary Wimford (Muder) Percy. She attended and graduated from Sedan High School. She married Lloyd C. Littleton on June 9, 1934 in Independence. They moved from Russell, Kan., to Sedan in 1973. She worked as a bookkeeper for her husband at the grain elevator. He preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 1979.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sedan for 85 years. She was also a member of the Rebecca Lodge and the Kerotary Club.

She is survived by her cousins Sara Leach and Helen DeWitt; Carol and Johnny Lange of Sedan; Leland Wilson of Dewey, Okla.; Roderick Wilson of Bartlesville, Okla.; Dorothy Wilson of Florida and Della May Clifford of Garber, Okla.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lloyd; one daughter, Barbara and one sister, Inez Wilson.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 15 at the First United Methodist Church in Sedan with Rev. Jerry Bever officiating. Interment followed at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan.

In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested memorial contributions to the First United Methodist Church of Sedan or the Pleasant Valley Manor Nursing Home and these remembrances may be left in care of the funeral home.

To view the entire obituary online, visit www.davidwbarnesfuneralhome.com. David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan is in charge of arrangements.


Sedan Times-Star - October 11, 2000

MRS. LUCILE M. LITTRELL

Lucile M. Littrell, age 76, of Cedar Vale, Kansas died Monday, October 9. 2000, at the Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, Kansas. She was born April 16, 1924 in Cedar Vale, Kansas. Her parents were Erie M. and Alice (Duensing) Sweaney.
She was raised and attended schools in Cedar Vale. She graduated from Cedar Vale High School in 1941. She married Lloyd Kenneth Littrell December 23, 1950. He preceded her in death in 1962.
She was a retired Vice President of the Cedar Vale State Bank. She was a fifty year member of the Rebekah Lodge. She was a member of the Cedar Vale Baptist Church.
Lucile is survived by three sisters, Shirley Brown, Cedar Vale, KS, Evelyn Wiggins, Russell KS and Betty Layton, Howard, KS and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Glen, Raymond and Andrew.
Services will be held Thursday, October 12, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Cedar Vale. Interment will be at the Ozro Falls Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 12:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
A memorial has been established with the Cedar Vale First Baptist Church or Cedar Vale Hospital.
Wheeler Funeral Home in Cedar Vale is in charge of the arrangements.


January 1947

MRS. OLA M. LITTRELL Edith Stockdale Johnson

Mrs. Ola Mae Littrell Funeral Here Today
Former Cedar Vale Resident Succumbs at Winfield

Mrs. Ola Mae Littrell, 53, wife of William E. Littrell of Winfield, died Monday morning at Newton Memorial hospital. She had been a surgical patient and seriously ill the past eight weeks.

She was born August 29, 1894, at Glencoe, Okla., the daughter of Curtis and Anna Stockdale. She was married to W. E. Littrell, March 30, 1912. Prior to their moving to Winfield four years ago the family had for a number of years resided in Cedar Vale. She was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include her husband, one brother Oliver Stockdale, Collinsviile, Okla., and two sisters, Mrs. Ora Berger, Morro Bay, Cal., and Mrs. Charles Binger of Grenola.

Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at 2 p. m. from the Cedar Vale First Baptist church with Rev. Raymond Coldren in charge. Interment was made in the Cedar Vale cemetery.


Prairie Star - May 25, 2011

MRS. THELMA C. LITTRELL

Thelma Clydean Littrell, age 72. of Chautauqua, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at Sedan City Hospital.

She was born June 16, 1938 in Elgin, to Dean and Thelma Irene (Darnall) Burch. She grew up and attended school in Elgin before graduating from Sedan High School.

On June 6, 1955 she married Claude Dean Littrell in Leon. She was a lifelong resident of Chautauqua County.

She worked at Ackarman's Hardware Store in Sedan as a clerk for several years. She also worked at the Pleasant Valley Manor as a nurse's aide and worked as a social worker.

She attended the First United Methodist Church and was also a member of the Chautauqua Senior Citizens. She liked to crochet and babysit her great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband C. Dean Littrell of Chautauqua; one son Curtis and wife Christine Littrell of Arkansas City; one daughter, Caryn Ellis of Winfield; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service was held Saturday, May 21, 2011 at the Chautauqua Senior Citizens with Earl Tresner officiating. Inurnment will follow at a later date at Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan.

The family has suggested memorials to the Chautauqua Senior Citizens and may be left in care of the David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361.

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


September 1951

MR. WILLIAM EMELIS LITTRELL Edith Stockdale Johnson

Emelis Littrell Rites Held

Funeral services for William Emelis Littrell were held at the Grenola Methodist church Friday, September 21, at 2 p. m. with Paul Hesser, pastor of the Christian church officiating, assisted by the Rev. Charles Davis.

Music was furnished by Mrs. Chas. Miller, Miss Colleen Wartick, Johnnie Sweet and Wallace Wade Wartick with Miss Lorene Douglas at the piano.

Casket bearers were Ed Piner, Harvey Hawkins, G. C. Fisher, Floyd Sweet, J. W. Hudson, and Glenn Jordan. Interment was in Cedar Vale cemetery.

Obituary
William Emelis Littrell, son of George and Minta Littrell, was born January 4, 1890, and departed this life September 18, 1951, at the age of 61 years, seven months, and 15 days. He was born at Green Forest, Ark., where he spent his early childhood. At the age of 14 he moved to Cedar Vale.

He was married to Ola Mae Stockdale March 30, 1912. She preceded him in death January 13, 1946. On December 24, 1948, he was married to Anna Harp.

In addition to his wife, of the home, he leaves to mourn his passing a stepmother, Nancy Littrell of Atlanta, Kans., two brothers, John of Linnwood, Calif., and Ruby of Oil Dale, Calif.; five half brothers, Ross, Claud and Ordie Littrell of Cedar Vale, Neely of Winfield, and Ernest of Lomita, Calif.; and one half-sister, Delia Hamon of Hollis, Mo.

One half-brother, Otis, preceded him in death.

Seven stepchildren, Harold Harp, Ethel Mier, Edith Bonfilio and Marie Kern of Wichita; Cecil Harp of Medford, Okla.; Beulah Eastman, Garden City; Doris Jean Harp of the home, and five step grandchildren, are also sorrowed by his death.


Sedan Times-Star - January 09, 2002

MRS. ETHEL M. LLOYD

Ethel Marie Lloyd, formerly of Caney, Kansas, died Friday night, January 4, 2002, at the Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan, Kansas.

She was born June 5, 1905 in the El Cado community south of Peru, KS to William Reed and Eva May (Stricklin) Alexander. She grew up and attended school in the El Cado and Jonesburg area. She married Henry Lloyd, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Lloyd and her sister operated a licensed residential care facility in Chanute for many years. She lately moved to Caney, where she made her home until becoming a resident of Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan.

Survivors include two sisters, Hazel Dawson, Newton, KS and Violet Lumley, Bartlesville, OK and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, five brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, Januay 8, 2002, at 11:00 am. in the El Cado Cemetery south of Peru, KS. Graves-Baird Funeral Home in Sedan was in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Anointed at Mount Zion Church in Peru, KS, Contributions may be left with the funeral home.


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