MRS. SARAH TABLER - Submitted by Pat Pate Molder
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Tabler, 89, were conducted at St. Matthew's Episcopal church, Cedar Vale, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Mr. John Pruessner officiating.
Mrs. Tabler, a long-time resident of Cedar Vale, passed away at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Anderson, at Shamrock, Texas Monday morning. Her death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage. Mrs. Tabler had made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Anderson for the past 12 years.
Mrs. Tabler was preceded in death by her husband, a son, Ray, and a daughter, Mrs. Ollie Smith. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Homer Anderson, Shamrock, Texas; three sisters, Mrs. Clara Stephens of Tulsa, Mrs. Ella Kenneson of Louisiana, and Mrs. Clarence Lynch of Independence; 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were: George Willson, Hugh K. Call, M. E. Shrader, Harold Cable, Marvin Cable and Dr. H. L. Stone.
A quartet composed of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Cox, Mrs. Fred Holroyd and Mr. Hubert Cox sang "The Burial Chant" and "Abide With Me." Mrs. Bill House was organist. Interment was in Cedar Vale cemetery.
MR. P.W. TABLER - Submitted by Charlotte Lamb Bennett
P.W. Tabler, a brother of J. P. Tabler, the Cedar Vale banker, died in a hospital at Winfield August 8. The funeral was held at Cedar Vale the day following. Mr. Taber was born in Anderson county, Kansas, in 1868. When a boy he came to this county and worked for Ed Hewins and Eli Titus in the cattle business. In late years he had lived at Ponca City, OK. Mrs. Charles Dale of Cedar Vale and another sister in Los Angeles survive him.
MRS. DOROTHY L. TALBOT
Dorothy L. Talbot, 76, of Overland Park, Kan., passed away March 5, 2009.
She was born Jan. 10,1933 in Wauneta, Kan., the daughter of Floyd and Esther House Stewart. She attended rural school and then high school in Sedan. Later she received a diploma from Johnson County Community College. In 1954 she was married to Gerald Langley and four sons were born of that marriage. They lived in Topeka, Kan., then moved to Kansas City, Kan., a few years later, finally settling in Roeland Park, Kan., to raise their family. She and her husband were divorced.
Later Dorothy married Alfred Talbot and they made their home in Overland Park. Dorothy worked for several companies in Topeka and the Kansas City area.
She retired in 1990 as a secretary for the Suburban Propane Company. She demonstrated a zest for life jn spite of her many physical infirmities. Her greatest enjoymenl was time spent with family and friends. She enjoyed sewing and made many quilts and gifts for family and friends. Another great interest was her involvement in activities at Southridge Presbyterian Church.
Dorothy is survived by her husband, Alfred Talbot of Overland Park, two sisters; Marjorie Cooper of Cedar Vale, and Elizabeth Kerr of Coffeyville, her four sons; Floyd Langley of Irving, Texas, David Langley of Kansas City, Kan., Bruce Langley of Shawnee, Kan. and Douglas Langley of Mesa, Ariz., also, by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee on Wednesday, March 11, 2009.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions to the National Arthritis Foundation or to the South-ridge Presbyterian Church of Roeland Park, Kan. Online Condolences may be expressed at www.amosfamily.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Th« Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, 913-631-5566.
MRS. ALMA TALLCHIEF
Alma R. Tallchief, age 66, of Sedan, passed away on Wednesday morning, Jan. 27, 2010 at her residence in Sedan.
She was born on March 4, 1943 in Winfield, to Lloyd B. and Alma R. (Bradford) Ruttor. She grew up and attended school at Cedar Vale High School in Cedar Vale until the tenth grade. In 1960 she married Phillip Hopkins and they later divorced in 1972. She has lived in Sedan for the past 38 years.
She enjoyed flowers and all animals especially her Chihuahuas. She also enjoyed horseback riding in her younger years.
She is survived: by one son; Vincent Hopkins of rural Independence; one brother, Bill Rutter of Cedar Vale; and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Clint Hopkins and her parents.
Cremation has taken place and the family has requested a memorial service at a later date.
To leave a message for the family please visit www.dwbfh. com. David VV. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan, Kansas is in charge of arrangements.
MRS. ANNE V. TANKSLEY
After an illness of only a week, Mrs. Anne Victoria Tanksley, 66 years of age, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ivan Sleeth, 606 West Third Avenue, El Dorado, Kansas, Thursday, April 10 at 3 p.m. Mrs. Tanksley had been a resident of El Dorado only ten months, having lived previously at Elk City.
Funeral services, in charge of the Byrd Funeral Home, were held at Hale, near Sedan, April 12 at 2 p.m. conducted by Mrs. Mellissa Rainey, a life-time friend of the deceased. A mixed quartet furnished the music, singing "Going Down the Valley," "In That City" and "Till We Meet." Mrs. Tanksley was laid to rest beside her husband, who preceded her two years ago this month.
Anne Victoria Nichols was born July 2, 1863, at Robinson, Illinois. At the age of 13, she with her parents moved to Kansas, home steading near Independence, where she grew to womanhood. She received her education in Chautauqua county and was a successful teacher in the public schools in this county for many years.
On Feb. 14, 1884 she was united in marriage at Hale, Kansas to Allen Tanksley. To this union four children were born: Mrs. Esther Gregory deceased, Mr. E. C. Tanksley, Elk City, Kansas; Mrs. Ivan Sleeth, El Dorado, Kansas and Margaret Tanksley, Oklahoma City, Okla. Other relatives surviving her are six grandchildren, Mrs. Darlene Brown, Thelma and Charles Tanksley, Clyde, Carl and Margaret Jean Sleeth, and one great grandchild, Richard Eugene Brown.
She was converted to the Holiness Faith at an early age and lived a true Christian life to the end, and was always cheerful and patient, though suffering intense pain.
Relatives coming from a distance were: P. A. Gregory, Tulsa, Okla.; W. A. Tanksley, Sedan; Mrs. Carrie Frost, Mr. and Mrs. Eli Stark, Mr. Jesse Stark and family and Mrs. Cecil Cank all of Neodesha; Mr. O. C. Pike, Rosalie, and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Offen, El Dorado, A sister Mrs. Emma Durbin of San Demis, California and two brothers, W. S. Nichols, who lives at Eureka Springs, Arkansas and E. H. Nichols of Long Beach, California were unable to attend.
"Just a memory sweet and true; just a token of loving devotion that our hearts still long for you. Softly the stars keep watch above the grave where sleeps our darling mother --one we loved, but could not save.
MR. JOHN G. TANKSLEY
Died - On Sunday, Feb. 15, at his home in Caney, Kans., John G. Tanksley, of measles and Pneumonia.
The deceased was born in Hancock county, Ill., July 7, 1866. At the age of 8 he removed with his parants to [Newlon]?, Chautauqua county, after living there a number of years he moved to Caney where he resided until his death.
He leaves a wife and child, father and mother, brother and sister, and a host of friends to mourn his loss.
MR. WILLIAM AND MRS. LAURA TANKSLEY
W.A. Tanksley and Wife To One Grave
Mr. Tanksley Departed This Life Early Sunday Morning - His Wife followed Nine Hours Later.
W. A. Tanksley, widely known pioneer citizen of the County and Sedan, departed this life peacefully at his home at 1:00 o'clock last Sunday morning, from the effects of a stroke of apoplexy with which he was stricken on Monday of last week. At 10:00 a. m. Sunday forenoon his wife and helpmate for 56 years, without previous warning of any indisposition, fainted away and within a few minutes expired.
A double funeral for Mr. and Mrs. Tanksley was held at the Methodist church in Sedan Tuesday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by the pastor Rev. M. M. Thorne. Music was by a mixed quartet composed of Jas. N. Hess, C. W. Copeland, Miss Inez Butterfield and Mrs. Dwyer Hays with Mrs. J. 0. Tulloss accompanist. Mrs. S. L Highbaugh sang two solos. A tribute voicing the sentiment of the teaching profession and former Tanksley school students was read by R. L. Jewell.
Sedan business houses were closed during the hour of the funeral service as a final act of universal respect.
Interment of both was made in a single grave in Peru cemetery. The service of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows was read at the grave. Buckle, Funeral Home was in charge, assisted by Baird Funeral Home.
Mr. Tanksley lived a long life of exceptional activity and usefulness. Beglnning the profession of school teaching early in life, many living men and women of the county and elsewhere were his former students and are proud to acknowledge his influence upon their lives. Few men have received such tribute as was expressed in the organization of the Tanksley Students Club, an organization of Mr. Tankaley’s former school students formed in recent years for the purpose of holding a reunion with Mr. Tanksley as guest of honor each year on the anniversary of his birthday.
After retiring from school teaching he was engaged in various activities throughout the years and it was his disposition to always be busy which he maintained up until the moment of the apoplectic stroke which proved to be the signal of the end. He always maintained an active interest in young people especially unfortunate or underprivileged young people. He has taken numerous wayard ones in charge voluntarily and placed them on the right path. It was his boast that his reward of success had never failed and his confidence had never been violated in those efforts. He had voluntarily taken many backward students of the schools in charge and privately taught and coached them to their great benefit.
Concerning Mrs. Tanksley, her life was wholely devoted to domestic affairs and duties. She lived largely within the confines of her home and premises as a closely welded and important portion of her husband’s life.
OBITUARY FOR MR. WILLIAM ALBERT TANKSLEY
William Albert Tanksley was born near Augusta, Ill., April 17, 1854, and passed away at his home in Sedan, Kansas, November 21, 1937, aged 83 years, seven months and four days.
He was a son of William Edward and Margaret Jane Roberds Tanksley. His father was a pioneer Kansas minister and farmer and stockraiser. Both parents passed away at Neodesha, Kansas.
William Albert Tanksley went to common schools in Illinois and Kansas: He attended college at Adrian, Michigan. 1876-80, and afterwards was a student at Kansas State Teachers College for one year and at other Kansas schools of higher learning later.
From 1879 until 1907, Mr. Tanksley taught in the public schools of Kansas continuously. His career as a teacher makes interesting reading indeed. In 1935 former students of his organized the Tanksley Club and each year were hosts at a dinner in his honor. At such times many tributes were paid and gifts of tangible nature bestowed upon him in appreciation of his character and work.
Mr. Tanksley served as justice of the peace of Salt Creek township from 1884-1900; as member of the County Teachers Examining Board four years; as marshal of Peru, Kansas, five years, and of Sedan, ten years. From 1914 to 1918 he was register of deeds of Chautauqua County, and later on held the office of probate judge of the county for four years.
His marriage to Miss Laura Alice Beemer occurred at Cherryvale, September 21, 1881, and until the day of their respective deaths last Sunday they lived happily together, each life complementing the other in a beautiful way. Having lived so long together on this earth, it seems fitting that they should begin their residence in the world beyond together. Each would have been lonely without the other.
Mr. Tanksley held membership in the Methodist Church many years. Be was a regular attendant and took an active part in the work of the church as his strength would permit. He was a keen student up until the last. The beautifying of the church yard triangle at N. Chautauqua and E. Elm was his self assigned task, and he worked arduously at it, even beyond his physical strength his friends often felt. But seemingly his motto was, “What’s worth doing at all is worth doing well.”
His last appearance in the Church as a speaker was the Sunday following the celebration of his 83rd birthday. He spoke to the children especially, giving some very sane counsel.
Mr. Tankaley had membership in several other organizations, including the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. At one time he was president of the Anti -Horsethief Association and also president of the County Stockbreeders Association. In latter years he found both pleasure and profit in bee culture and a great interest in horticulture. Mr. Tanksley is survived by one sister, Mrs. Mary M. Stark of Neodesha, and many nieces and nephews, as well as a veritable host of friends, all of whom will greatly miss him. But he has earned his reward, and none will withhold the crown. He richly deserves it.
OBITUARY FOR MRS. LAURA A. TANKSLEY
Mrs. Laura Tanksley
Mrs. Laura A. Tanksley was born in Iowa, January 1, 1860, and passed away at her home in Sedan, Sunday, November 21, 1937, only a few hours after her husband had answered the final summon. She was 77 years old.
Laura A. Beemer was the daughter of Joseph and Ruth Ann Earger Beemer. She moved with her parents to Kansas in 1865. She was married to William Albert Tanksley September 21, 1881, at Cherryvale, Kansas. and they settled on a farm near Hale. Later moving to Peru, the Tanksleys lived there until 1915. They then came to Sedan, which was their residence until the day of their respective deaths this past Sunday. Mrs. Tanksley died just nine hours after Mr. Tanksley, her death being due to grief and shock over his passing.
While Mr. Tanksley was continuously in public life, Mrs. Tanksley was pretty much a homebody. She found joy in housekeeping and providing for the physical comforts and needs of her husband. She was an ideal helpmeet.
Mrs. Tanksley was a member of the Sedan Methodist Church. Several nephews and nieces mourn her loss. Those who knew her will feel a distinct loss in her death.
Mrs. Sarah Tannahill, age 90, died at the home of her oldest son, G. W. Tannahill, four miles north west of Elgin, at about 12:20 p.m. Tuesday, October 25, 1932.
Sarah Stogsdail was born in Alabama August 13, 1842. She moved with her parent, to Texas County Missouri, when quite young and was married there to Alphus Tannahill, 1862. To this union three children were born. In 1866 they moved to Greenwood county, Kansas, and five years later to Chautauqua county where the settled on a farm about seven miles northeast of Sedan. This was their home during the childhood days of their children and until 1922 when they moved to Sedan. Here they spent their last years together until 1920 when death called her husband. Since that time she has lived at different times with friends and in the home of her son, G. W. Tannahill.
In 1862 Grandma Tannahill was converted and since that time tried to live a Christian life. For several years she had been unable to attend church services but always looked forward to the minister's visits. She loved so much religious songs and prayer.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Mrs. Vina Crowell of Saxby, Oklahoma, and her husband, Alphus Tannahill. She is survived by two sons, Magruder A. of Liberty, Saskatchewan, Canada, and George W. of Elgin, Kansas; nineteen grand children, several great grandchildren and a host of friends who offered much cheer and comfort to her during her last years.
Funeral services were conducted at the First Presbyterian church of Sedan Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. W. G. Hall of Sedan and Rev. Taylor of Elgin. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery. Baird-Westlake undertakers in charge.
MASTER ALBERT M. TAYLOR
FORMER SEDAN BOY SHOT WHILE HUNTING
Albert Mason Taylor, 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Taylor, died at the Baylor hospital in Seagorville, Texas, Saturday evening, April 18, from the effects of a gunshot wound accidentally inflicted while huning.
According to reports Albert, his brother Lee and another boy were hunting rabbits near his home when the accident happened. They were going through thick brush and the gun was discharged when it struck the limb of a tree. The full charge from the shotgun struck him in the right side. He was rushed to the hospital where operations were performed during the afternoon and blood transfusions given, but the child did not rally from the severe wound and shock.
The boy was born at Sedan March 15th, 1931[sic]. He is survived by his parents Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Taylor, one brother, Lee, and one sister Grace, and other relatives.
MRS. BETTY J. TAYLOR - Submitted by Atcha Nolan
Monday Rites for Betty J. Taylor
Funeral services for Mrs. William R. (Betty Jeanne) Taylor, 48, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, in the Moline Baptist church with the Rev. Anthony Simowitz of Cherryvale assisted by Rev. Dois Nix of Sedan officiating. Burial was in the Sedan Greenwood cemetery with the Watt Funeral Home of Moline in charge of the services. She entered the Bartlesville and St. John's hospital at Tulsa Wednesday and died Friday morning, Oct. 27, following a short illness.
Betty Jeanne Mills was born June 26, 1925 in the Union Chapel community near Sedan. Mrs. Taylor, a daughter of Roy and Ada Mills attended the country school at Grafton, St. Charles and Hale and was graduated from Sedan high school.
In 1942 she was united in marriage to William R. Taylor at Sedan. While her husband was in service, she made her home with her parents in Chautauqua county and the remainder of her life was spent at Moline. She was a member of the Moline Baptist church, the Rebekah Lodge, worked with the Girl Scouts and helped with Red Cross and other organizations. Her grandparents, one son and one brother preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband, W. R. Taylor; two sons, William Theron of Chanute, and Terry Robert of Tucson, Ariz.; one daughter, Renea Carter of Howard; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Mills of Sedan; her daughters-in law, Lecieta and Sharla Taylor; son-in-law, Tom Carter; three grandchildren, Timothy, Jay Ann and Carin Taylor; aunts, cousins and other relatives and a host of friends.
Friends and relatives from Texas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and many places in Kansas attended the services.
Memorial contributions are being taken at the Sedan State Bank and the Sedan First National Bank for the Physicians Scholarship Fund at the Sedan City hospital.
MR. ELON TAYLOR - Submitted by Freida Wells
Elon Taylor Dies Suddenly Wednesday Of Heart Ailment
Elon Taylor, 70, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Wednesday morning, March 22 at 11:45 in a local doctor’s office. He became ill while working in his garden at his home in Monett and was brought to Sedan by a neighbor.
Mr Taylor was born Nov 6 1879 in Milan, Mo. the son of H R and Martha Taylor. In 1885, when he was six years old he moved with his parents to Chautauqua County on what is know as the Roy Harmon farm. He received his education in the Caney Valley and Sedan Schools.
On Nov 8, 1903 he married Vada Brewington in Sedan. To this union was born one child Ruth, who died May 29,1927. Mr. Taylor operated a store in the Monett for more than 20 years until his health forced him to retire. He was a member of the Methodist church and also of the Spanish American Post in Arkansas City.
He is survived by his wife, Vada Taylor; two brothers, William of Wayside and Kyman of Skiatook, Okla.; a sister Grace Thornhill Chesser of Kennedy, Texas; a brother-in-law, Marshall Martin of Sedan and several other nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon, March 26, at the Baird Chapel in Sedan with Rev Earl Perry of the First Methodist church officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood cemetery.
Elon Taylor returned Tuesday from Santa Ana, California, where he had been called several weeks ago by the illness of his mother, Mrs. Hugh Taylor. Mrs. Taylor, an early day resident of Chautauqua county, died at Santa Ana November 20th. Funeral services were held November 21st and the remains placed in a vault. Elon was with his mother during her last ilness, as were also her two daughters, Mary and Mrs. Frank Thornhill. The other sons, Will and Lyman were unable to go. The deceased was the widow of the late Hugh Taylor of Sedan. They were highly respected citizens here and have a wide circle of friends.
MISS RUTH E. TAYLOR - Submitted by Freida Wells
Ruth E. Taylor born at Sedan Kansas April 19, 1906. Departed this life at her home at Monett, Kansas May 29th, 1927. Age 21 years one month and ten days.
She graduated from Sedan high school with the class of 1922. Since graduating she had been a very successful teacher in the schools of Chautuaqua county. She was united with Methodist church of Sedan May 7, 1921 and was an active member and a consistant Christian. For a number of years she was a teacher in Sunday school.
Funeral services were held at the M. E. church Tues. afternoon and interment was made in Greenwood cemetery.
Rev. Cotton of Kansas City conducted the services and chose for his text, "Remember thy Creator in the day of they youth." He was assisted by Rev. Vigour. Her class of Sunday school girls were the honorary pall bearers. A male quartet, composed of Messers. Bud Pierson, Norman Frye, Will Dennis, and Roy Taylor, sang her favorite song, "Will There be Any Stars in My Crown," and " Going Down the Valley," and " Beautiful Isle of somewhere.", with Mrs. R. O Robbins at the piano. The pall bearers were young men of the neighborhood of her home. Clifford Meachem, Harry Mehan, Roy Riley, Allie Ward, Marshall Martin and George Morton.
Her illness lasted a period of twelve weeks, during all the time of which she was very patient and considerate of others more than herself.
She was the daughter and only child of Mr. and Mrs. Elon Taylor of Monett who survive her.
Her sweet blue eyes closed forever-Her happy laugh is hushed and stilled
We would have liked to have kept her always,-But the Holy Book must be fulfilled.
She has gone to live in realms eternal,-No more pain nor worry nor care,
An angel came and brought her the message-"Her grandmother needed a pal up there."
MR. MARSHALL N. TAYLOR - Submitted by Curtis Huffman
Services Here for Burns Victim
Funeral services for Marshall N. (Jack) Taylor, 46, of 5500 W. Central, Wichita, were held at 3 p.m., Monday, in the Christian church. The Rev. Joe E. Brown and the Rev. Mrs. O. B. Stark officiated.
Mr. Taylor died Saturday in the Graham County hospital, Hill City, as did his companion, Elmer Grover, 25, of 850 N. Hoover also of Wichita. The men suffered fatal burns Friday when their semi-trailer truck caught fire, west of Hill City.
The men were returning to Wichita from Denver. Mr. Taylor was driving, with Mr. Grover resting in the sleeping compartment. Suddenly a butane tank exploded under the cab. Both men were burned before they could escape.
Mr. Taylor was born June 23, 1910 at Hewins. He resided at Sedan several years before moving to Wichita.
Survivors, besides his wife, include two daughters, Mrs. Eutreva Wren of Kansas City, Mo., and Linda, 11; and a son, Jackie, 13, of the home.
Burial was in the Greenwood cemetery with the Buckles Funeral home in charge.
MRS. VADA TAYLOR - Submitted by Freida Wells
Taylor Funeral Held Tuesday
Mrs. Vada Taylor 79 a lifetime resident of Chautauqua county died last Saturday morning at the Sedan City Hospital. She was born Oct 7, 1881 at Sedan and was married to Elon Taylor November 8 1903. Mr Taylor preceded her in death in 1930. For several years Mr and Mrs Taylor operated a grocery store in Monett.
Mrs. Taylor was a member of the First Methodist church and was active in church work. She is survived by one brother, Joe Brewington of Sedan, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 pm Tuesday in the Graves-Baird Chapel with Rev. Robert Craig and Rev. Floyd Moss officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of the Graves-Baird Funeral Home.
MR. EMANUEL TEAGUE - Submitted by Charlotte Lamb Bennett
Emanuel Teague Died Monday
Funeral services were held in the Cedar Vale cemetery Tuesday (Jan. 5) afternoon for Emanuel Constantine Teague, who passed away Monday (Jan. 4) at Chautauqua, where the deceased made his home with his son, Teague. He was born Feb. 3, 1853 in Buffalo, Dallas County, MO.
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Evereu Barnett of Elgin, Two sons, John of Chautauqua & George of Portland, OR & other relatives. Ernest Bamett of Sedan is a grandson.
Baird Funeral Home of Sedan was in charge at the cemetery.
MR. JOHN H. TEAGUE - Submitted by Freida Wells
Last Rites for John H. Teague Funeral services for John Henry Teague, 79, were held Tuesday, April 15, in the Graves-Baird Chapel. Gary Pitchford, minister of the Church of Christ, officiated with interment in the Cedar Vale cemetery. He died in the Sedan City hospital on April 13.
Born on Jan 8, 1890, in Van Buren, Ark., he was a son of Emanuel and Mary Jane Harp Teague. He came to Chautauqua county in 1893, spending the rest of his life in this area. He married Hazel Corell in November 1916 in Missouri. A member of the Church of Christ in Sedan, he had been a tool dresser, oilfield worker, and a salesman.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Rose Bryan of Copan, Okla.; three sons, John, Lee and Claud all of Sedan; 18 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Rosie Barnett of Cedar Vale; and one brother, George of Portland, Ore. He was preceded in death by one son, Paul, in 1965.
MR. JOHN C. TEAGUE
INDEPENDENCE - John C. Teague, 86, Independence, Kan., died Saturday morning, Aug. 28, 2004, at Mercy Hospital in Independence.
His graveside service was held Thesday at 2 p.m. at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence.
The son of John Henry and Hazel (Carrell) Teague, he was born Dec. 22, 1917, in Sedan. He graduated from Sedan High School and later entered the U.S. Army, where he served from 1940 to 1945. While in the service, he served in Australia, New Guinea and the Philippines.
He married Marion Dunn on March 9, 1957, in Bartlesville, Okla., and she survives at the home.
After his military service he attended college for two years in Oklahoma. He then began a career of self-employment, during which he built and owned and he continued to build houses. He has lived in Independence with his wife since 1984.
Mr. Teague was a member of the VFW and the American Legion.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one brother, Lee Teague, Caney, Kan. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.
MR. JONNY TEAGUE
Jonny Teague, 69, of Geuda Springs, Kan., died Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at the Medicalodges of Arkansas City in Arkansas City.
Jonny Lee Teague was born on Dec. 3, 1940 the son of Frankie Lee and Veronica Rose (McCoy) Teague in Sedan.
Memorial services were held Saturday, June 19, 2010 at the Hawks-Shelley Funeral Home & Crematory in Arkansas City. A memorial has been established to help with funeral expenses. Contributions can be left with the funeral home.
For further information or to send a condolence please visit www.hawksfuneralhome.com.
MR. FRANKIE L. TEAGUE
SEDAN - Frankie Lee Teague, 86, of Sedan, Kan., went to be with our Lord and his family on June 6, 2005 at the Caney Nursing Center in Caney, Kan.
Lee was born Feb. 9, 1919 in Sedan, Kan. to John H. and Hazel (Carroll) Teague. Lee married Veronica McCoy on Nov. 30, 1938 in Independence, Kan. Mrs. Teague preceded him in death on July 9, 1984.
Lee was in the Army Air Corps and served overseas in World War II He flew in six campaigns with the 41st bomb squadron. He flew the B52 and B29 bombers. He received two Presidential citations and the Bomber Pilot Wings. He was honorably discharged and highly decorated. When he returned home, he was a carpenter, building many homes in the Sedan area. He and his brother, John, opened and operated the Sedan Nursing Home in Sedan for numerous years. He also drove for Sedan Floral delivering plants all over the United States. He also worked at Boeing in Wichita for several years.
Lee attended the Assembly of God Church in Sedan.
Lee is survived by four sons, John Teague, Arkansas City, Kan., Bill Teague, Sedan, Kan., Jim Teague and his wife, Jeanette, Chautauqua, Kan. and Danny Teague and his wife, Kay, Bartlesville, Okla., two daughters, Linda Walker and her husband, Carl, Sedan, Kan. and Crystal Moore, Chautauqua, Kan., 13 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Rose Bryan, three brothers, John, Paul and Claudie and half brother, George Jenkins.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2005, at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan, with Rev. Bill Long officiating. Military honors will be presented by the U.S. Army, Fort Riley, Kan. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Penwell-Gabel Graves Chapel of Caney.
The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Caney Nursing Center for electric bed and medical equipment for the remaining and future residents. Memorials may be left with the funeral home.
MRS. JUNE MYERS TEAGUE
CLEBURNE, Texas - June Myers Teague was born on June 24, 1915 in Sedan, Kan. to Claud and Cynthia Geneva (Allen) Myers. She passed from this life on Sunday, June 27, 2004, in Cleburne, Texas, having reached the age of 89 years and three days.
On Dec. 31, 1976, she married Dearl Teague in Stillwater, Okla., and he preceded her in death on Oct. 6, 1994. She moved from Stillwater in January 2004 to Cleburne, Texas to be near her daughter. She was affiliated with the Church of Christ and has been a waitress and a clerk in a grocery store.
June is survived by one daughter, Sandra Marlene Scott Lanum and her husband, Tom Lanum, Cleburne, Texas, two sisters, Ione McCarty, Sedan, Kan. and Joyce Mattox, Whitesville, Ky., one brother, Wylie Myers, Sedan, Kan., seven grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, plus a number of other relatives and many friends.
Besides her husband, Dearl, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Sonja Barnard and a brother, Wayland Myers.
MR. ALFRED R. TEEHEE, JR. - Submitted by Freida Wells
A. R. Teehee Jr. Dies Tuesday Alfred Raymond Teehee, Jr. age 39, died Tuesday, May 13, in the Coffeyville Memorial hospital He was born Oct. 27, 1940 at Coffeyville to Alfred and Havil (Harpe) Teehee. He was married on Oct. 31, 1975 to Karen Millar and was later divorced. He graduated from Field Findley high school at Coffeyville. He worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad for 13 years, for Montgomery Ward Co., in Pasadena, Tex., and served in the United States Air Force at Tripoli, Libya.
He is survived by one daughter, Spring Fawn Teehee of Independence; three sisters, Mrs. Willard Brewster of Sedan, Mrs. Marilyn Fuller of Bartlesville, Okla., and Mrs. Sharlene Keet of West Melbourn, Fla.; three brothers, John Harpe of Portland, Ore., David Harpe of Friends Woods, Tex., and Paul Harpe of Colorado Springs, Colo. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.
Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 16, at Graves Memorial Chapel in Caney with interment on the Peru cemetery in Peru. Memorials are to go to the American Cancer Society.
MS Frances E. Teehee - Submitted by Freida Wells
Rites Held for Frances Teehee Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Methodist church of Peru for Frances Ellen Teehee who drowned Friday afternoon in the municipal swimming pool at Coffeyville. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Teehee of Coffeyville, former resident of Peru.
Frances' body was recovered from about nine feet of water after it was noticed by spectator at the pool. Lifeguards Bernard Boydston and Gene Ellis applied artificial respiration until fireman arrived to apply a resuscitator. When she could not be revived, she was taken to Coffeyville Memorial hospital. Efforts of a doctor and nurses for about an hour also failed; however the doctor reported he had not been able to detect a heart beat at any time.
Cause of drowning has not been determined. Frances was believed by her parents to be perfectly healthy, and the doctor found no signs of a blow of any kind on her head or body. She had been accompanied by the pool by three of her brothers and had talked with two of them a short time before the incident occurred. At that time she was wading in the pool for smaller children, hear the bathhouse.
Frances was born August 9, 1948 at Peru and had lived there until 1955. She had completed the fifth grade at McKinley school and attended the Assembly of God church. Survivors are her parents, four brothers, John, Alfred Jr., David and Stevie; three sisters, Mrs. Willard Brewster Jr. of Chautauqua, Marilyn and Charlene; and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Geeseman, John Harpe, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gastineau, all of Peru.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. B. Brown, assisted by Rev. C. E. Rhode of Coffeyville Assembly of God. Burial was in the Peru cemetery under the directions of Graves funeral home.
MRS. HAVIL TEEHEE - Submitted by Freida Wells
Havil Teehee Dies at Coffeyville Havil Teehee, 66, of Coffeyville died at 6:55 Wednesday morning, May 7, in the Coffeyville Memorial Hospital. She was born May 25, 1913 at Peru to John and Mary (Hoague) Harpe and moved from Peru to Coffeyville in 1956. On Apr. 28, 1934 at Sedan she married Alfred Teehee. He died in 1959. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church of Coffeyville.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Willard Brewster of Sedan, Mrs. Marilyn Fuller of Bartlesville, Okla., and Mrs. Sharlene Keet of West Melbourn, Fla., four sons John Harpe of Portland, Ore., Alfred Harpe Jr. of the home, David Harpe of Friends Woods, Tex. and Paul Harpe of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 21 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Georgia Sims of Chouteau, Okla., and Miss Wilma Harpe of Rolla; one brother Don Harpe of Ponca City, Okla.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter and one son. Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 9, in the First Assembly of God Church in Coffeyville, with Rev. Paul Young and Rev. Bill Jones officiating. Interment was in the Peru cemetery under the direction of the Graves Funeral Home of Caney. The family will welcome contributions to the American Cancer Society.
MR. JOHN TEEHEE, SR.
PORTLAND, Ore. - John Lee Teehee, Sr., 64 of Portland, Oregon, formerly of Peru, Kansas died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, in Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland. He was born Aug. 17, 1938 in Coffeyville, Kan. to Alfred Raymond and Havil Elizabeth (Harpe) Teehee. He grew up in the Peru area, where he attended school and graduated from Peru High School.
On Aug. 14, 1959 he married Norma Bell in Miami, Okla. Following their marriage, they lived in the Peru area where John was a truck driver for Sedan Floral. They were later divorced. In the late 1970’s, John moved to Portland, where he became a chef. He was chef for many different establishments including the Multnomah Kennel Club and Portland Meadows. The last several years he worked as a cook and manager for Denny’s Restaurants. In his spare time John loved to fish and hunt.
Survivors include five daughters, Cherie L. Barnes, Elk City, Kan., Karen J. Oliver, Dawn Renee Castorena, Jennifer J. Collier, all of Independence, Kan., and Elizabeth A. Valade, Dora, Mo.; two sons, James D. Millar, Olathe, Kan. and John L. Teehee, Jr., Independence, Kan.; one brother, David Teehee, Houston, Texas; three sisters, Jane Brewster and Marilyn Fuller, both of Bartlesville, Okla. and Sharlene Keet, Florida; 24 grandchildren and 22 greatgrandchildren. He is also survived by his ex wife, Norma J. Teehee, Independence, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, in the Peru Cemetery at Peru, Kan.
David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.
MR. LEE TEEHEE - Submitted by Freida Wells
Lee Teehee The community was shocked by the sudden death of one of Peru's most respected citizens, Lee Teehee, early Sunday morning. He was in usual health after eating a hearty breakfast went out to work his garden. Very soon he fell to the ground and was immediately carried into his home. The Doctor and relatives were summoned and every effort possible was made to relieve his suffering, but the fatal attack of acute indigestion took him from this world in a few minutes. The deceased was a splendid Christian and lived it, always thinking of the welfare of his family and friends.
Lee Teehee was born February 15, 1864 and departed this life at his home in Peru, Kansas, Sunday April 29, 1928, at the age of 64 years, 2 months, and 14 days. At the age of 23 he married Miss Lucy Barber. To this union four children were born: Henry, Rose, Charlie, and Colbert, the last dying in infancy. Later the wife and mother died. The deceased then married Miss Annie Teneey in 1905 and to this union nine children were born: Leon, Alfred, Hubert, Viola, Iola, Maggie, Neal, Naomi and LaVerne who died in infancy. These children and the wife are left to mourn his sudden departure.
Very early in life the deceased became a Christian and during the following years he was an honest, sincere Christian, living day by day the teachings of his Lord. He was most happy to attend any religious service it was possible for him to attend. He was a Baptist by could and would worship any church. He always took part in all services, singing and speaking for his Savior. He was a most devoted father, a good husband, considerate to others, a good citizen and a true friend.
MRS. MYRNA K. TERRY
FALLBROOK - Myrna Kathryn Terry, 74, died Thursday, March 4, 2004, of emphysema.
Born July 18, 1929 in Sedan, Kan., she lived in Falibrook 18 months. She retired as a GTE telephone operator in 1993.
Myma is survived by sons and daughter-in-law, Jack and Phyllis Terry, Fallbrook, and Michael Terry, Ontario, daughter, Patricia Rus, Las Vegas, brothers and sister-in-laws, Cleon and Egypt Burden, Lancaster and Bill and Norma Burden, Orlando, Fla., sisters and brother-in-law, Colyn Reon, Huntington Beach, Leah Yokum, Oceanside, Barbara and Larry Tarrant, Murrieta and Una Mae Bowman, Sedan, Kan., grandchildren, Steve, Scot, Shelly, Elizabeth, Ami, Jason, Tammy, Tom and Katy and 11 great grandchildren. Preceding Myrna in life’s journey are two brothers, Wilmer Dean and Vern S. Burden.
A private cremation is planned. Berry-Bell & Hall Fallbrook Mortuary is handling arrangements.
MR. DANIEL V. TENEY - Submitted by Freida Wells
Peru Rites for D. Vern Teney Daniel Vern Teney, 79, a lifetime resident of the Peru area, died Tuesday night, May 23, in his home. Funeral services were held Friday, May 26, in the Peru United Methodist church. The Rev. Joe Brown, minister of the Wayside Christian church, officiated. Burial was in the Peru cemetery with military graveside rites, under the direction of the Graves Funeral home.
Teney was born Nov. 25, 1892, at Peru and lived his entire life in that area. On May 19, 1920, in Oklahoma, he married Janie Schneider, who preceded him in death. He was a veteran of World War I, a member of the Doy Moore post of the American Legion, and was a retired Peru businessman and farmer. Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
MR. JOHN R. TENEY - Submitted by Freida Wells
Rites for Former Peru Resident Military graveside services were conducted at the Peru cemetery Monday afternoon by American Legion Webster Schrack Post 227 of Barnsdall, for John Roy Teney, 60, of Barnsdall, Okla., following funeral services that had been held at the Barnsdall Christian church conducted by Rev. John Smith and Rev. Gene Miller, both of Barnsdall.
Mr. Teney formerly of Peru, was found dead Friday morning at his home. Death was attributed to a heart attack. He was a retired oil field worker, having been employed by Barnsdall Oil Co. Although he had been in ill health the past two years he had helped his wife in the operation of their cafe in Barnsdall. He was born May 8, 1896, at Bartlesville.
Survivors are his wife, Mattie, a daughter, Sharon Kay, of the home; three step-children, George Adams of Hominy, Okla., and Johnny Adams and Mrs. Thelma Moles, both of Barnsdall; a brother and sister, Vernon Teney and Mrs. Anna Gessaman, both of Peru.
MRS MARY TENEY - Submitted by Freida Wells
Funeral services for Mary Teney wife of Roy Teney of Kaw, Okla. Were conducted by Rev. Milton Thorne on Thursday at the Peru Methodist church. Mrs. Frank White sister if Mr. Teney has been at Kaw helping with the care of Mrs. Teney who passes away Sunday evening. Pall bearers included company associates of Mr. Teney. Mrs. Teney was a former resident here and will be remembered as Mary Foster. Interment was made in Peru cemetery.
MR. RICHARD G. TEMPLE - Submitted by Anonymous
Funeral Services For Richard G. Temple Held At Baird Chapel
Funeral services were held Tuesday Mar. 11, at 2:00 p.m. for Richard G. Temple, at the Baird Chapel, with the Rev. Earl Perry pastor of the Methodist Church officiating.
Mr. Temple has been a resident of Chautauqua County for many years, residing between Sedan and Longton. He was born Sept. 21, 1857 and passed away Mar. 9, at the Capps Nursing Home, where he has been a patient the past several weeks.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret E. who is also a patient at Capps Nursing Home; two sons, Oakes R., of Lawrence and Emory of Longton; one daughter, Mrs. Mary E. Brown of Dallas, Tex.; three grand children; three great grand children; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Baird of Coatsville, Pa. and Mrs. Anna Swinehart of Downingtown, Pa.
Interment was in the Greenwood cemetery.
MRS. FREDA TERRILL - Submitted by Charles Pritchard
Freda Terrill, the first female president of the Glendale Bar Association, died March 17 in a Glendale hospital. She was 75.
A 46-year Glendale resident, Mrs. Terrill was born in Wauneta, Kan., where she grew up. She attended Emporia Teachers College and Oklahoma A&M, then taught grade school for seven years in various Kansas towns.
Mrs. Terrill later moved to California, and by 1954, she had completed requirements for her AB degree at Los Angeles State College. She received her law degree from USC law school in 1957.
In 1946 she married W. Russell Terrill, an engineer at ABC, who died in 1985.
Mrs. Terrill was a legal secretary for several years with the local firm Ballenger & Ballenger, and when the firm partners died in later years, she took over their client list. She specialized in probate, estate planning, family and property law.
She also broke many barriers restricting women's legal rights throughout the course of her career, and was an expert on a 1975 bill that gave women equal right to control and manage marital property with their husbands. "Law is a stimulating career which can be pursued by women as readily as by men," Mrs. Terrill said in the '70s. "The rewards are derived from assisting people, especially since there is a need for women to become aware that they have as many legal problems as men have. Women do not have equal rights under the law today." Mrs. Terrill was installed as the first woman president of the Glendale Bar Association in October 1979. She served in the post for one year.
Clifford C. Cate. law partner - "We hate to lose somebody like her." said law partner Clifford C. Cate. "She was an outstanding woman."
Mrs. Terrill was also very involved in community activities, and served as president of the Soroptimists and the Alpha Delta chapter of the Theta Chi Epsilon sorority.
Her hobbies were golf, bridge, traveling and spending time in her landscaped garden.
She is survived by three sisters. Irene Oakes. Imojean Carter, and Charlotte Elliott: six nieces and nephews, seven great nieces and nephews, and her friend and companion of six years, Walter C. Brown.
Visitation services will be held 6-9 p.m. Friday, and memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Scovern Mortuary of Glendale. Mrs. Terrill will be buried in Belknap Cemetery in Sedan. Kan.
MRS. EDNA M. TERRY
Mrs. Edna Mae Terry, age 88, widow of Everett Terry and former resident of Vinita, Oklahoma, died Thursday morning, October 25, 2001, at the Sedan City Hospital in Sedan, Kansas.
Mrs. Terry was born on January 24,1913 in Braggs, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of Bud and Minnie Pearl (Collins) Parnell. She and Everett Terry were united in marriage on September 1, 1932 in Vinita. Mr. Terry was a Route Manager for Page Milk Company before his death on May 13, 1971. Mrs. Terry moved to Sedan following his death. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Vinita. She raised many foster children in addition to her four daughters. She loved to cook and crochet afghans.
She is survived by her four daughters, Maxine McDougal, Gaifney, SC, Shirley Collins and her husband, Bob, Shell Knob, MO, Peggy Reed and her husband, Joe, Peru, KS and Carmaleta Lorenz and her husband, George, Sedan, KS, a brother, Eddie Parnell, Vinita, OK, two sisters, Della Malotte, Vinita, OK and Johnnie Pyle, Miami; twelve grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Her husband, parents, three sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral services for Mrs. Terry were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday in the Luginbuel Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Dois Nix of the Sedan Baptist Church officiating. Casket bearers were Kato Malotte, Terry and Todd King, Perry and Brett Collins and Doug Young. Burial was in the family plot of White Oak Cemetery under the direction of the Luginbuel Funeral Home in Vinita, OK.
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