MRS. BETTY L. TIMMONS
Betty L. Timmons, 75, Ontario, died Dec. 22, 2000. Services will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lienkaemper Chapel. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Ontario.
Betty was born Dec. 21, 1925, in Howard, Kan., to Oscar and Mary Wyant. She grew up and graduated from high school in Howard. Betty married Kyle Patrick, and to this union four daughters were born. They resided in Dewey, Okla. She worked for many years for the Phillips 66 Petroleum Company in Bartlesville, Okla. In 1962, Betty and her girls left Oklahoma and moved to the Northwest, and later moved to Ontario, in 1966, where she has since resided. She went to work for Farmer's Supply Co-Op in 1966, where she worked until her retirement in 1990. Betty had many memories, and stories, about the local farmers that were her customers and friends. She enjoyed her work there and her fellow employees.
She spent many hours working in her yard and flowerbeds and was very proud of how she kept them. She enjoyed having her children and grandchildren around her.
Betty is survived by her four daughters, Janet MacKenzie (Bob) of Payette, Sue Jones (Jim), and Nancy Wilson both of Ontario, and Rita Padgett (Tom Grant) of Fruitland; her seven grandchildren, Jeff Mosso, Shannon Dockter, Park Erickson, Ryan Padgett, Nathan Padgett, Matt Wilson, and Lindsay Wilson; and her six great-grandchildren, Erica, Tyler, Sara, Cody, Boston, and Kylie; and two brothers, Donald Wyant of Wichita, Kan., and Bob Wyant of Chanute, Kan. and their families. Betty was preceded in death by her parents.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to our local Meals on Wheels (which Betty very much enjoyed), The National Alzheimer's Assn. (Boise Chapter) or XL Hospice through Lienkaemper Chapel.
The family would like to thank Dr. Clint Bunker, Holy Rosary staff, the girls at XL Hospice and Maxine Lawrence for the compassionate care of their mother.
MS ELINDA M. TIMMONS
Elinda Margaret Timmons, 19, of Levelland, Texas, died Thursday. Oct. 21, 2010 in Levelland.
Elinda Timmons was born May 17, 1991, in Levelland, Texas. She graduated from Levelland High School with honors in 2009 and was attending South Plains College. She was a member of the National Honor Society.
Elinda suffered from cystic fibrosis from birth. She underwent a Jiver transplant at 12 years of age and a double lung transplant when she was 17 years old.
She was preceded in death by her great-great-grandmother, Unice Beasley of Sedan; her grandparents, Juan and Juana Zuniga; and an uncle. Christopher Lloyd Timmons.
She is survived by her mother, Christina Rodgers; her brother, Christopher Rodgers; her grandparents, Joe and Carmel Timmons; her uncles, John Timmons and his wife, Mandy, and Joe Timmons and his wife, Carrie; all of Levelland; her great-grand-parents. Richard and Wilma Timmons of Wolfforth, Tx., and Bill and Wanda Sherrod of Moline; her great-great-grandfather, Lloyd Beasley, of Sedan; and aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services were Monday. Oct. 25, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Levelland. Burial was in the City of Levelland Cemetery under the direction of George Price Funeral Home.
Master DERRELL EWART TINDLE - Submitted by Charlotte Lamb Bennett
Again the death angel has grasped from our mist the precious jewel of Mr. and Mrs A. F. Tindle. Little Derrell Ewart was born December 18, 1910, and departed this life September 3, 1912, aged 1 year, 8 months, and 15 days. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Johnson at the Round Mound church after which Interment was made.
Although his stay with us was short, yet that love in our hearts was so great, how hard to part with him! No more will we hear that childish tread. No more that sweet little voice. No more will we see that precious, smiling face, but he was our Savior’s choice.
Farewell, angel cherub, from us thou art gone,
But thy tiny fingers will open the gates at dawn.
Life is dark and dreary, Days have longer grown,
Thou did’st tarry but a time, Now we are alone.
Look above, bereaved ones, To the heavenly Friend,
He can heal your sorrow, You from harm defend.
Cast your load of anguish, At the Savior’s feet.
And at the rock abiding, Find a safe retreat.
MRS. KELLI D. TJADEN-DODSON
Kelli Dawn Tjaden-Dodson, age 33, a Homemaker and mother of two, of Turon, Kansas, native of rural Byers, Kansas, died suddenly Sunday, September 23, 2001, at Pratt Regional Medical Center in Pratt, Kansas.
Mrs. Tjaden-Dodson was born on March 15, 1968 in Wichita, KS. She grew up in the rural Byers area and received her early education in the Skyline schools. She graduated from Skyline High School in 1986. She later earned an Associate Degree in Accounting and Medical Transcription from Pratt County Community College.
While attending the college, she was active in the B.P.W., Business and Professional Women, through the Chapter on campus. Mrs. Tjaden-Dodson was a former member of Pleasant Plains Friends Church in rural Dyers.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 28, 2001, at the First Baptist Church in Clearwater, KS, with Reverend Jeff McCullough, friend of the family from Conway Springs, KS First Baptist Church, officiating Pastor Jim Zier of the Clearwater First Baptist Church assisted with the services. Interment was in the Clearwater Cemetery in Clearwater, KS.
Mrs. Tjaden-Dodson was preceded in death by both grandfathers, Donald Tjaden on October 4, 1952 and Leland Rogers on June 28,2001 and by an infant brother, Joseph Tjaden in July of 1965.
She is survived by her son, Jacob Dodson and daughter, Alexandra Dodson, parents, Jake and Mary Tjaden of Byers, sister, Rebecca Reed of St. John, KS and grandmothers, Mardelle Tjaden of Clearwater and Mable Rogers of Moline, KS.
A memorial has been established in her memory with the Jacob and Alexandra Dodson Trust Fund, in care of First National Bank and Trust, Box 158, St. John, KS 67576. Webb Mortuary of Clearwater was in charge of all arrangements.
MR. CASPER MONROE TOBIAS - Submitted by Dixie Painter
Casper Monroe Tobias Buried Here Sunday
Services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Born February 15, 1870 at Seymore, Indiana, passed away November 7, 1940 at a hospital in Pryor, OK. at age 70 years, eight months and 23 days.
On November 10, 1897 at Sedan, he married Annie G. Wilson. to this union were born two sons, A. J. Tobias of Cedar Vale and James W. Tobias of Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. Tobias preceded him in death in April 1934.
When the Cherokee Strip was opened for settlement, Mr. Tobias made the run and settled on a claim south of the Chilocco Indian Reservation and has been a resident of OK. a greater part of his life.
MR. ALVA TODD - Submitted by Charlotte Lamb Bennett
Alva Todd, son of Enoch Todd, died on Christmas morning of heart disease. He leaves a heart broken wife.
Mr. Todd of Niotaze was stricken with apoplexy last Thursday and lives but a few hours. He leaves a young wife. He is a brother of Bruce Todd whose first intimation that his brother was ill, was a telegram Christmas Day notifying him of his death. He attended the funeral obsequies at Niotaze.
MR. CHARLES L. TODD
Charles L. Todd, age 86, of Coffeyville, former longtime resident of Sedan, passed away Saturday evening, March 10, 2007 at his residence in Coffeyville.
He was born Aug. 12, 1920 in Tahoka, Texas to Oliver and Lucy (Blackwell) Todd. He served in the United States Army for three years. He married Opal Booher on Jan. 13, 1945 in Arkansas City. They moved to Sedan in 1953. He worked at the Ackerman Hardware and Lumber Store in Sedan, retiring from there in 1987. They moved to Tyro in 2004. They later moved to rural Coffeyville in October of 2006.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sedan for many years and the Tyro Christian Church.
He is survived by his wife, Opal of the home in Coffeyville; one son, Jim Todd of Afton, Okla.; two daughters, Tammy Datson of Coffeyville, and Debra Royal of Sedan; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and twelve brothers and sisters.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 13, at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan, with Pastor David Bycroft of the Tyro Christian Church officiating.
David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan is in charge of arrangements.
MRS. DILLA TODD
Dilla (Boles) Todd of Pawhuska, OK. passed away at Sedan City Hospital.
Funeral s services were conducted at the Johnson Chapel in Pawhuska with burial in the Elgin Cemetery. The Rev. Dois Nix officiated.
Mrs. Todd was born November 4, 1896 in Indian Territory, now Northern Osage County, to William M. and Emma (Simmons) Boles. On September 14, 1916 she married George 0. Todd in Pawhuska. He died in 1958.
Mrs. Todd was a member of the First Christian Church.
Surviving are one son, George Todd of Augusta; three daughters, Margie Myers of Sedan, Dorothy Blake of Elk City, and Elsie May Hill of Ponca City, OK.,14 grandchildren, 28 great— grandchildren, and 22 great-greatgrandchildren.
Enoch Todd was born in Park Co. Ind., Oct. 18, 1844. When six years of age he moved with his parents to Illinois where he grew to manhood. In 1862 he enlisted in the Union army, and served throughout the remainder of the war, with Co. F. 116th Ill. Volunteer Infantry. His military activities led him thru the battles of Gettysburg and Shiloh; also with Gen. Sherman in his advance on Atlanta and to the sea. At the close of the war he was discharged with honor. He was always proud of his military record and like most soldiers retained the soldier spirit until death.
In 1866, he was united in marriage to Louise Crutcher. Ten children were born to this union, of whom three survive, Mrs. Marguerite Smith of Peru, Kans., Benjamin Todd of Bowring, Okla, and Mrs. Kathryne Bunting of Dallas, Texas. Nancy Ann, Clora and Claudie dying in infancy while Bruce, Arvil, John and Lacgue grew to manhood before departing this life.
The family came to Kansas in 1872, where a home was established and on Feb. 4, 1884 death claimed his wife, leaving the home without a mother.
He was united in marriage, March 20, 1885 to Ella Jackson of Sedan, Kan. Six children were born to this union, Hazel, Emert and Lane Todd, of Peru, Kan. Mrs. Eva Moore and Mrs. Freda Stansifer of Havana, Kan. and Ora Todd of Caney, Kansas. He had a number of grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Besides these he leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, other relatives and friends.
The last three years of his life he was an invalid, spending the latter part of that time in a wheel chair. Speaking of his illness, his wife says he bore it patiently. Lately he suffered an attack of influenza and on Jan. 4, 1929, departed this life, aged 84 years 2 mo. and 22 days.
Funeral services were held at the family home, in Peru Jan. 5 at 2 p.m. with Paul J. Lindsey in charge. The Doy Moore Post of the American Legion conducted military ceremonies at the grave. Interment was made in Peru Cemetery with undertaker R. I. Buckles in charge.
Mr. Enoch Todd, a highly respected citizen of this county for the past fifty years or more, and a resident of Peru for twenty years, died at his home early Friday morning, Dec. 28 and was buried Saturday afternoon in Peru cemetery. Owing to the severe weather a short funeral service was held at the home in West Peru. Mr. Todd was a Civil War veteran. He had been unable to work for the past four years. During his affliction he maintained. a great interest in his family, home and public affairs. Just recently Mr. and Mrs. Todd purchased a home of Mrs. Mattie Akins, so they could get away from being so near the river and high water. They moved the day after Christmas and Mr. Todd took sick that night.
He was a kind husband and father, a good neighbor and true friend and his passing will cause great grief to his family and friends.
MRS. GERALDINE TODD
Geraldine (Lamb) Todd, age 68, of Clearwater, Georgia, died Monday, May 28, 2001. She was born February 2, 1933 to Loren D. and Blanche C. (Robinson) Lamb in Chautauqua County.
She married Elbert Todd of Caney, KS. They lived in Bartlesville and Texas before settling in Georgia, where she worked in a textile mill for several years.
Geraldine is survived by her husband of the home, three sons, Gary Lee, Larry and Howard Ray, all of Clearwater, GA, four sisters, Cora Marshall, Riverside, CA, Betty Veatch, San Jacinto, CA, Elsie Jo Schmoll, Bartlesville, OK and Nella Stafford, Sedan, KS and several grandchildren.
REV. H. W. TODD
FORMER SEDAN PASTOR DEAD
Rev. H. W. Todd, principal of the high school at Chanute, died very suddenly Thursday. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at Chanute, and burial made at Cherryvale.
Rev. Todd is survived by his wife and four children, Herbert, Arden, Laura and Marcel.
The deceased was pastor of the Methodist church in Sedan eleven years ago. He was a brilliant and talented man and the entire family had the warm affection and admiration of the community.
Life’s End Comes To Louis 0. Todd
Complaining of Not Feeling Well He Laid Down and Quietly Went Into the Sleep of Death.
The community of Sedan was greatly shocked to learn on Tuesday evening of this week that “Lou” Todd had just answered the summons of death. Mr. Todd had worked in the pastures, riding all day, and appeared to be in his usual health, was cheerful and jovial as it was his disposition to be, until the latter part of the afternoon when he spoke of not feeling so well. He went to his home on the Dean Floyd place about two and one-half miles northeast of Sedan, secured a pillow and laid down on the front room floor and within a short time, he quietly and peacefully went into the sleep of death, at the age of 88 years, 10 months and 22 days.
From the time he laid down on the floor he did or said nothing to indicate unusual distress. A short while before he had been in conversation with Dean Floyd. He made a remark about beginning to feel ill and was told to go to the house and lie down. Dean, with a crew of men be had on the place, went to the premises and did the evening chores. When he bad finished he went to the house and told “Lou” the chores were done and there was nothing left that he would have to attend to. He replied that he should then be all right pretty soon if the chores were done. The men bad scarcely departed when his wife and daughter who were sitting on the porch were attracted by what they thought was the husband and father's deep snoring. The daughter went to his side and found him in the throes of death.
Mr. Todd was born near Independence, Kansas, Montgomery county, on Aug. 16, 1871, where he lived until when a young man he came to Chautauqua county where he has since resided, working the most of this time for Mr. C. W. Floyd and his son Dean.
He was united in marriage to Miss Anna Logsdon at Sedan on March 8, 1908. To this union four children were born, three daughters and one son. “Lou” Todd was a very hard working and reliable man, he was faithful always to his employers and could be trusted by them to look after responsible matters. He was a lover of home and the home life. He made friends and thus enjoyed a large circle of friendship, which greatly enriched his life.
He was a member of the Modern Woodman of America lodge of Sedan.
The funeral service was conducted at the Methodist church of Sedan, Thursday afternoon at 2:30, the Rev. J. W. Campbell, pastor of the family officiating, and burial was in Greenwood cemetery. Those who survive him are his widow, Mrs. Anna Todd, the three daughters, Nadene and Lillian of the home and Mrs. Wanda Stingley of Ponca City, Oklahoma, and the son Louis Junior also of the home; four brothers, Walter of Elgin, John of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, Frank of Wendell Idaho. and Cecil of Coffeyville, Kansas; three sisters. Mrs. C. A. Gilman of Sedan, Mrs. C. A. Trumbly of Grants Pass, Oregon, and Mrs. L. H. Lantz of Wendell, Idaho: other relatives and a host of friends.
All of the immediate family and relatives have the sincere sympathy of their many friend, in their so sudden and great bereavement.
MRS. OPAL M. TODD
Opal M. Todd, age 89, of Coffeyville, formerly of Sedan, passed away early Friday morning, Sept. 21, 2007 at her residence in Coffeyville.
She was born Feb. 22, 1918 to Samuel and Martha (Heistand) Booher in Dexter, Kan. She grew up and attended school in Dexter. She worked in the drug store in Arkansas City, and later at J.C. Penney’s. She married Charles Todd on Jan. 13, 1945 in Arkansas City. They moved to Texas after their marriage, living there until 1953 when they moved back to Sedan. After moving back, she did laundry at the Pleasant Valley Manor Nursing Home in Sedan for five years. Charles preceded her in death on March 10, 2007.
She was a member of the Tyro Christian Church in Tyro, and was involved in 4-H as an instructor.
She is survived by two daughters, Tamara Datson of Coffeyville, and Debra Royal of Sedan; one son, Jim Todd of Afton, Kola.; one sister, Louise White of Texas; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, her parents, and five brothers and sisters.
Graveside Services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007 at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan with Pastor David Bycroft of Tyro Christian Church officiating.
The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and these remembrances may be left in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361 or 306 N. Cline Road; Coffeyville, Kansas 67337.
MRS. HELEN F. TOLLES
ARKANSAS CITY Helen Frances Tolles, 87, of Arkansas City, Kan. died Monday, April 7, 2003, at the Presbyterian Manor Health Care Unit.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 11, at 10:30 a.m. at the Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home in Arkansas City. Dr. Richard Nelson officiated and interment was held at the Riverview Cemetery in Arkansas City.
Helen was born Oct. 31, 1915 to Charles Reed and Ruby Sarah (Leaf) Brewster in Arkansas City. On March 1, 1942, she married Edgar Clinton Tolles in Arkansas City. In 1947, the couple moved to Cedar Vale and returned to Arkansas City in 1991. Helen was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church in Cedar Vale. She was a deaconess at the church, a member of the Lookout Valley Club and Coop Chautauqua County Extension and the First Baptist Church in Arkansas City since 1991.
Helen is survived by her son, Clinton Tolles and his wife, Virginia, Winchester, Va. and two grandchildren, Dana Ramsey and Robert Beasy.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, J. R. and brother, Earl Brewster.
Memorials have been established with Harry Hynes Hospice or the Good Samaritan fund at the Presbyterian Manor. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home of Arkansas City was in charge of the arrangements.
MR. PERRY S. TOTMAN
Perry S. Totman, age 74, of Caney, Kansas, passed away early Tuesday morning, October 30, 2001, at the Caney Nursing Center. He was born March 14, 1927 in Chanute, Kansas.
He was raised in Carter Nine, Oklahoma. He attended Shidler Elementary School and was a graduate of Shidler High School. He joined the US Coast Guard during WWII serving overseas. He was employed by Phillips Petroleum Company of Bartlesville, OK for more than thirty-seven years. He was a Gas Coordinator with Phillips upon his time of retirement in 1985. He married Kathryn Ketchum in 1949 in Shidler, OK at the First Baptist Church. She died April of 1997. Mr. Totman served as a Deacon of the First Baptist Church. His hobbies included fishing and bowling.
Survivors include one son, Perry W. Totman and finance, Eva Colciasure, both of Sedan, KS, one sister, Bernita Blackburn, Hugoton, KS and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn, his parents, one sister and two brothers.
Cremation has taken place and graveside memorial services were held at the Grandview Cemetery in Kaw City OK at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 9, 2001, with Pastor Charles Richey presiding.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at: www.funeralchoice.com Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Graves Funeral Home of Caney, KS.
MR. WILLIAM L. TOWER
WINFIELD - William L. Tower, age 81, of Winfield Rest Haven, died Sunday, March 12, 2006, at the Sumner County Regional Medical Center in Wellington. Bill was born Feb. 3, 1925 in Tyro, Kan. to William W. and Emma (Robberds) Tower.
Bill was a graduate of Tyro High School. He then entered the U. S. Navy and served as a cook on the USS Stanley.
He married Betty Rush in 1948 and they moved to Winfield. He worked as an auto body repair person and then was hired by the U. S. Postal Service. He retired from the Post Office as a letter carrier in 1985, but worked at Donna’s Designs in delivery after retirement.
He was a member of the Winfield American Legion and VFW and a member of the Christian Church.
He is survived by his wife, Betty, Winfield, Kan. and brother-in-law, Bob Rush, Augusta, Kan.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday March 16, 2006 at the Highland Cemetery in Winfield. A memorial has been established with the Winfield Rest Haven Nursing Home.
MRS. MARIETTA (DOTY) TRADER - Submitted by Atcha Nolan
FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY FOR MRS. MARIETTA TRADER
Funeral services were held at the Christian church in Sedan Sunday at 1:30, for Mrs. Marietta Trader. They were conducted by Rev. Davidson of the Assembly of god church at Independence. Interment was in Greenwood cemetery.
Mrs. Trader, 66, a Holiness minister for 40 years, died at her home on Route 2 of Independence early Friday morning following an illness of 10 weeks.
Mrs. Trader was born April 9, 1870 on a farm in Kentucky and came to Kansas at the age of 13 years with her parents. She was united in marriage 51 years ago to John Doty and after the death of Mr. Doty married George Trader 13 years ago.
Besides the husband, she is survived by six sons and daughters T. M. Doty of Lowe, Kas., Villie McAfee of Sedan, Lottie Jones of rural Independence, Orpha Barnes of Independence, Fleda Wilson of rural Independence, Layton [sic] (Laton) Doty of Bartlesville, Okla.: eight brothers and sisters, Sarah Smith, Eva Bryan, Laura Wilson and W. J. Bays, all of Sedan, Matilda Boulanger of Elgin, Rosie Wiggins of Colorado, W. H. Bays of Coffeyville and G. O. Bays of Winfield. The late Rev. J. T. Bays was an uncle of Mrs. Trader.
MRS. MARY J. TRESNER
Mary June Tresner, 82, of rural Peru, Kansas passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at her daughter’s home in Caney.
She was born on June 17, 1929 in Benton, Kansas to Henry and Agnus (Powers) Cox. She was born and raised in the Peru area where she attended Peru school until the eighth grade. On June 17, 1946 she married Earl Tresner in Chautauqua, Kansas where they made their home for many years. She worked as the secretary for Earl’s Service and owned and operated with her husband, the Laundromat in Sedan for many years.
She was a member of the Jonesburg Church and the Chautauqua Baptist Church. She enjoyed crocheting, plastic canvas, and her garden; she also loved working on the farm with her chickens.
She is survived by her husband Earl Tresner of the home; one daughter, Gale and husband Frank Elliot of Caney, Kansas; one son, Dwight and wife Nanette Tresner of Mannford, Oklahoma; one brother, Henry Cox of Augusta, Kansas; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one brother and her parents.
Church Services will be held Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Chautauqua Baptist Church in Chautauqua, Kansas with Pastor Kevin Fogerty of the Chautauqua Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at the El Cado Cemetery, south of Niotaze.
Family and friends may sign the register book from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., Friday, December 30, 2011 at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan.
The family has suggested memorials to the Jonesburg Church or Chautauqua Baptist Church. Those remembrances can be sent to the David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361.
To view the obituary or to leave a message for the family please visit www.dwbfh.com.
David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.
MRS. LETHA K. TRIBBEY
Letha K. Tribbey, 91, former Winfield resident, passed away Sunday morning, May 4, 2008, at Pleasant Valley Skilled Nursing in Sedan. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 7, at 10:30 a.m. at Highland Cemetery in Winfield.
Online condolences may be made at www.milesfu-neralservice.com. Memorials have been established in Letha's name for Winfield Rest Haven and Pleasant Valley Skilled Nursing. Contributions may be sent to Miles Funeral Service, 4001 E. 9th Ave., Winfield, KS 67156.
MRS. DONNA M. TRIGG
Donna Maxine Trigg, age 83, of Cedar Vale, passed away Saturday, July 24, 2010 at the Sedan City Hospital.
She was born Jan. 20, 1927 in Cleveland, Okla., to Samuel and Ada (Jones) Bridges. She attended school in Garber, Okla., and Sedan High School in Sedan.
She married Virgil Trigg on Oct. 8, 1946 in Missouri. He preceded her in death in 2001. She worked as a surgical scrub technician for Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Okla.
She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church of Cedar Vale. She enjoyed playing bingo at the Pleasant Valley Manor Nursing Home and loved her little dog.
She is survived by two daughters, Sandy Wood and husband D. Ray of Copan, Okla., and Cheryl Graves and husband Jim of Newkirk, Okla.; three sisters, Madelean Sanders of Wellsvillc, Kay Sproat of Lutz, Fla., and Jeanie Jarboe and her husband Delbert of Cedar Vale; six grandchildren and fourteen greatgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Virgil, her sister, Doris Worthington and one brother, Leslie Bridges.
Cremation has taken place and a Graveside Memorial Service was held Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at the Cedar Vale Cemetery in Cedar Vale, with Reverend Paul Stetz officiating.
The family suggests memorials to the Pleasant Valley Manor Activity Fund and these remembrances 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.
MRS. H. IRENE TRIGG
H. Irene Trigg, age 80, of Cedar Vale, Kansas, died May 2, 200l at Via Christi Regional Medical Center in Wichita. She was born May 29, 1920 in Cedar Vale to Clarence and Isabell (Blankenship) Wilkinson. She was raised and educated in the Cedar Vale area. She married Afton Trigg on October 19, 1937 in Cedar Vale, He survives her.
She worked for Boeing Aircraft Company in Wichita as an assembler and had worked for several aircraft companies in California. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Cedar Vale.
She is survived by her husband, Afton Trigg, Cedar Vale, KS, son, Donald Trigg, Wichita, KS, daughters, Erdine Hostetler, Henderson, NE and Jane Hargadine, Mira Loma, CA, sister, Lorena Pack, Winfield, KS, seven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister.
Services were held Monday, May 7, 2001, at the Cedar Vale Baptist Church. Interment was in the Cedar Vale Cemetery.
A memorial fund may be (lie contributor’s choice, Wheeler Funeral Home in Cedar Vale was in charge of the arrangements.
MR. VIRGIL S. TRIGG
Virgil S. Trigg, age 80, of Cedar Vale, Kansas, died October 2, 2001 at his home in Cedar Vale.
Virgil was born September 3, 1921 in Reed Springs, MO. His parents were Samuel and Hattie (Epley) Trigg. He was raised and educated in the Cedar Vale area. He went into the Marine Corps in 1941 and was discharged in 1945.
He married Maxine Bridges on October 8, 1946 in Bartlesville, OK. He had worked as a Policeman in Cedar Vale and Sedan. He worked as a contract oil field Pumper in Bartlesville. He moved back to Cedar Vale in 1991. He had been a member of the Cedar Vale City Council and VFW in Bartlesville.
He is survived by his wife, Maxine, of the home, daughters, Sandy Wood, Copan, OK and Cheryl Graves, Ponca City, OK, a brother, Afton Trigg, Las Vegas, NV, six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
Graveside services were at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 5, 2001, at the Cedar Vale City Cemetery,Wheeler Funeral Home in Cedar Vale was in charge of the arrangements.
MRS. LOIS B. TROTT
Lois Lavina Briggs Trott, 85, died Nov. 30, in Portola, Calif. She was a six year resident of Greenville, Calif. The past eleven years she has lived in long-term-care at the Indian Valley Hospital (Greenville) and in Portola. Lois was the oldest child of the late Mr. ad Mrs. Guy Briggs of Sedan. Her death made her one of the thousand World War II veterans who die daily. She was a WAVE in the Navy, serving in the aerological (weather science) branch in San Francisco. Lois’ rank was Petty Officer 2/c. She and her future husband met there and were married July 21, 1944 in the Navy Chapel on San Francisco’s Treasure Island.
A memorial service is scheduled at the Greenville United Methodist Church at 1 p.m., Dec. 16, 2006. Her military career will be recognized by a Navy color guard.
Lois was born in Sedan on Dec. 30, 1920, where she graduated with the high school class of 1939. Lois had lived in California since 1949.
She is survived by her husband, Eldrige Trott, six children, Barbara Benge and Elizabeth Aitken, Greenville; Roger Trott and Jeff Trott, Lincoln, Calif., Kenneth Trott, Woodland, Calif., and Gregory Trott, Pleasanton, Calif. In addition, survivors include two brothers, Leon Briggs, Missouri, and Alan Briggs, South Carolina, a sister, Guyla Bailey, Wichita, Kan., and a highly revered aunt, Margaret McCloud of Sedan, Kan. There are nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
About 15 years ago she wrote notes for a story of her life, which included family poverty and the Great Depression, plus almost a decade of the Dust Bowl in the MidWest during her youth. The material has been compiled in a book which will be published in the near future.
Finally, despite some university and college studies, her career was the rearing of six children and she enjoyed it immensely and was quite successful, as each of her children enjoys a worth while life in their careers and family.
Fehnnan Mortuary of Quincy, Calif. is in charge of arrangements. She was a lover of flowers and those wishing to, may give flowers in her memory or to the United Methodist Church, Greenville Memorial Garden. The church members already had memorialized a part of the garden in her name.
MR. D. K. TUNISON
D. K. Tunison of Center township died Friday, Feb. 9, aged 75 years. The remains were buried at Belknap cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. John Dolton of Wauneta. Mr. Tunison had been a resident of Center township for four years, coming there from Pottawatomie county.
MR. JOHN L. TUNISON
John Lee Tunison died Tuesday, Oct.3, 2006 at the Pleasant Valley Nursing Center in Sedan. He was 88 years of age and a long time resident of the Belknap community, south of Moline.
John was born on Sept. 20, 1918 in a rock farm house near Belknap in Chautauqua County to Fredrick King and Bessie Mae (Shupp) Tunison. He attended Lone Tree School and graduated from Moline High School in 1936.
In August of 1946, he married Wilma Marie Camp and to this union were born three children, John Lee, Jr., Janet Jorene and Wilma Marie. Wilma preceded him in death on Jan. 22, 1954, when their second daughter was born.
John was a lifetime farmer and rancher in Chautauqua County. He served on the school board and was a bus driver at Belknap Rural #7 School. John also served on the Cedar Vale Co-Op Board and received the Soil Conservation Bankers Award in 1965. He was a 4-H leader for many years and was a member as well as Sunday School Superintendent of the Belknap Methodist Church.
He is survived by his son, J.L. and his wife, Tern and his daughters, Janet Rash and her husband Larry, and Wilma Bell and her husband Jim, all of Moline; a sister, Dorothy McDonald and her husband Rex of Canon City, Colorado; six grandchildren: Michael and Justin Hogan, Jason, Stacie and Melissa Bell and Shane Tunison; one great granddaughter, Haley Hogan; four great grandsons, Cameron and Clayton Tunison, and James and Ethan Hogan and several nieces and nephews to whom he was affectionately known as "Uncle Johnny”.
He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, two sisters Velma Reisnerer and Margaret Vink and two brothers Mafer and Fims Tunison.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6 at the Zimmennan Funeral Home in Howard with Pastor Earl Tresner officiating. Rita Hebb will be the pianist. Recorded selections will be played of “Daddy’s Hands” and “Grandpa”. The congregation will sing “I’ll Fly Away” at the cemetery. The casket bearers will be Jason Bell, Melissa Bell, Stacie Bell, Justin Hogan, Michael Hogan and Shanc Tunison. Interment will be held at the Belknap Cemetery.
Memorials have been established with the Belknap Community Church, Chautauqua County 4-H Scholarship and Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice. Contributions may be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements are being made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
MRS. VELMA TURNER
SEDAN - Velma Mae Turner, 67, of Sedan, Kan. passed away on Friday, Aug. 29, 2003 at the Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan, Kan. She was born Aug. 7, 1924 at Shay, Okla. to the late Noel and Eva (Sexton) Peters. Velma was raised and lived most of her life in the Shay, Powell and Kingston communities in Oklahoma before moving to Sedan in 1991, where she lived the remainder of her life. She married Milton Turner on June 30, 1939 in Madill, Okla. and he preceded her in death on May 26, 1977.
Velma was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Madill, Okla.
She is survived by three daughters, Joyce Beasley of Kingston, Okla., Wanda Faler of Sedan, Kan. and Kay Clark of Sedan, Kan.; one brother, Bill Peters of Seminole, Okla.; three sisters, Faye Wolfe of Dumas, Texas, Dollie Lollis of Shay, Okla. and Joyce Ann Forguson of Willis, Okla.; 16 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Velma was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one brother.
Services will be Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003 at 2p.m. at the Watts Memorial Chapel in Madill, Okla., with B. J. Beal officiating. Interment will be in the Powell Cemetery at Powell, Okla. under the direction of the Watts Funeral Home of Madill, Okla.
Casket Bearers were Tim Clark, Michael Breeding, Dustin Beasley, Larry Jordan, David Stanton, Terry Stanton, and Jeremy Wilson.
Watts Funeral Home of Madill, Okla. was in charge of arrangements. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan assisted with local arrangements.
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