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Unknown Paper - December 1946

MR. CHESTER M. CAIN - Submitted by Charles Pritchard

Chester M. Cain a former chautauqua County farmer and stockman, died at his home in Amarillo, Texas at 11:55 p m Friday December 27, 1946.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon December 29th at Amarillo, Texas with the Rev. A B Fincher officiating. Burial services were conducted at Grenola, Kansas by the Doy Moore Post of the American Legion, Sedan, Kansas of which he was a member. The pallbearers were H D Marsh, E L Shaw, J F Hamill, C J Hamill, Merlin Hamill and I Chester McClure.

Chester M Cain was born November 8, 1895 at Grenola, Kansas. He was married to Bess L Hamill May 1, 1920. To this union three children were born. One daughter, Bonnie Loraine preceeding him in death.

He moved to Elgin, Kansas in 1929 where he and his brother Arthur W Cain were associated together in life stock and farming. He was a veteran of World War I and spent ten months in France serving with the 6th Engineers.

Eight years ago he and his family moved to Amarillo, Tex, where he was in the filling station business. He invented the "Speedy" chamos roller and at the time of his death was president of the "Speedy" Manufacturing and Sales Co. Inc. of Amarillo, Texas.

The surviving relatives are the wife Bess L Cain, one daughter, Mrs A G Leard, and one son, Bill Cain of Amarillo, Texas, two sisters, Mrs Victor Heimbaugh, Amarillo, Texas, Mrs, Hazel Garr Wichita, Kansas and one brother, Arthur W Cain, Elgin, Kansas.


Prairie Star - February 17, 2010

MR. HARRY E. CAIN

Harry Eugene "Gene" Cain, long-time resident of rural Moline, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, at the Kansas Veteran's Home in Winfield. He was 88 years old.

Gene was born June 23, 1921, near Burlingame, Kan., to James Fred and Emily Alice (Burton) Cain. The second of four sons, Gene spent his boyhood years helping on the family farms in the Burlingame and Burlington area. At about age 13 Gene's family moved to a farm near Elk Falls.

Gene received his invitation to join with Uncle Sam in 1942 and he left for camp in September of that year. Not wanting his sweetheart to "get away", he married Margaret Ann McCormick on May 20, 1944 at Army Camp Plauche, near New Orleans, La., just days before shipping out... literally.

Gene cruised to Europe on the Queen Mary troop transport with 5000 other recruits and went ashore on a French beach just a few weeks after the D-Day invasion. Gene was honorably discharged and returned home to Margaret the day after Christmas, 1945.

Gene and Margaret set about to make their home while living and working on several cattle ranches in the Kansas Flint Hills. Son Dale Eugene was born Nov. 14, 1946 and daughter Catherine Elise on March 26, 1952.

In "the early 1960's Gene and family moved to Elk County, Elk Falls area, and eventually bought a two-story ranch home and tall grass acreage three miles west of Moline. They christened their ranch "Cainlane" because of their quarter-mile "lane" or driveway. There they lived for 40 years raising beef cattle and "riding the range". Multiple strokes forced Gene into care facilities in 2006 and Margaret moved from Cainlane in the summer of 2007.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents and elder brother Henry Paul. He is survived by his wife Margaret of Ponca City, Okla., brothers Howard Max of Fredonia, and James Donald «f Sapulpa, Okla., son Dale and daughter-in-law Lynnda of Utchfield Park, Ariz., daughter Catherine and son-in-law Mark Byard of Ponca City, Okla., and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 15, 2010 at the Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard. Interment followed at the Moline Cemetery. Military rites were under the direction of Ft. Riley Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Harry Hynes Hospice. Condolences may be left at: www.countrysidefh.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


Unknown_Newspaper - February 8, 1992

MR. HENRY P. CAIN - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

HOWARD - Henry Paul Cain, 74, died Saturday in Moline.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Elk Falls United Methodist Church with Rev. Harriett Bechtle officiating. Burial is under the direction of Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.

Eastern Star memorial services will be conducted by Ladonia Chapter. Burial will be in Elk Falls Cemetery.

Mr. Cain was born on July 12, 1917, in Burlingame, to James F. and Emily A. (Burton) Cain. He attended school at Stringtown.

After graduating from Burlington High School, he moved to Elk County.

On April 28, 1939, he married Hazel Bernice Buchanan in Eureka. She survives.

He joined the U.S. Army during World War II and served with a field artillary unit in the European Theater. After the war, he returned to Kansas, where he and his wife owned a grocery store in Elk Falls from 1946 until 1956.

He was later employed as a rural mail carrier and served with the U.S. Postal Service until he retired in 1980.

He was serving as master of Meridian Lodge No. 126 AF&AM, and was a past worthy patron of Ladonia Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, both of Elk Falls. He also was a member of the American Legion Post in Moline, the National and Kansas Rural Letter Carriers Association, and the Elk Falls United Methodist Church.

He was voted Outstanding Carrier of the Year in 1975 by the National Association of Rural Letter Carriers, and he had received the Million Mile Award for safety, as a rural carrier.

In addition, he served as the worthy grand patron of the Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star of Kansas, in 1981.

Other survivors include one son, Eldon Cain, Bloomington, Ind.; three daughters, Dorothy Ford and Wanda Mills, both of Moline, and Lynda Myers, Copan, Okla.; three brothers, Gene Cain, Moline, Max Cain, Fredonia, and Donald Cain, Sapulpa, Okla.; 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with the Elk Falls United Methodist Church and the Grand Chapter Office Building Fund, Grand Chapter of Kansas O.E.S., 1109 S. Topeka Blvd., Topeka, Kan. 66612. They may be left with the funeral home.

Casketbearers are David Brace, Marable Bryan, Calvin Mills, Neal Osborn, Merle Stiles and Ira Thomas. Honorary casketbearers are Bob Greenwood, Dwayne Little, Delbert Lord. Lyman Snodderley, Jim Sweet and Lawrence Wilson.


Unknown Paper - July 1935

MRS. IOWA I. CAIN - Submitted by Charles Pritchard

The death angel came to the home of G. M. Cain near Pawhuska, Okla. at 1:30 a. m. Sunday, July 7, 1935, and bore away a loving mother who suffered a heart attack.

Iowa Indiana Stalnaker was born July 28, 1866 in Roane County, West Virginia, where she lived until she was married to Elmer E. Cain. After their marriage they moved to Iowa and lived a few years, coming to Kansas in 1892 and bought their farm three milas south of Grenola where they lived and raised their family of four children; Mrs. Victor Heimbaugh of Borger, Texas; Mrs. Hazel Garr of Wichita; Chester and Arthur Cain of Elgin, Kansas and a step daughter, Mrs. Elzie Appleby of Grenola. Her husband died in 1927 and she moved to Oklahoma in 1928 to make her home with her two sons. Besides her children she leaves six grand-children, Donald Garr, Barbara Jean Heimbaugh, Dorothy, Billie, Holland and Mary Louise Cain. Mrs. Cain is the last of four sisters and one brother.

Mrs. Cain was a member of the Grenola Methodist church and her life of sweetness, purity and hospitality reflected her close relationship to her Savior whom she loved and served. Beside her family she leaves a host of friends and neighbor who will grieve at her passing.

Funeral services were held in the Grenola Methodist church Monday July 8, 1935 conducted by Mrs. Belle Reid Yates, assisted by the pastor Rev. A. M. Dixon. The singers were Mrs. Shrader, Mrs. Lula Miller, J. A. Stockdale and C. E. Schull. Interment in Greenlawn cemetery.


I'll miss a mothers call, Dear heart,
Forever and for a day
A thousand friends will miss you too,
Since you have gone away.

Out of the silent night, Dear heart,
When the evening shadows fall,
My thought will always turn to thee,
Till the time when I answer the call.


Those from out of town who attended the funeral of Mrs. Cain were Mr. and Mrs. A. U. Burdett of Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Day, Arkansas City; Mr. Roy Morris, Wichita; Miss Hazel Morris of Wichita; Mr. and Mrs. H. 0. Crane of Elgin; Mr. and Mrs. 0. H. Johnson of Elgin; Mrs. Norman Fry of Sedan; Mrs. ?? Hill of Elgin; Mrs. Cecil Smith and Mrs. Denman of Sedan; Scott (Wolfe??), Wichita.

CARD OF THANKS. We desire to express our sincere thanks to the many friends and neighbors for many kind acts of assistance and expressions of sympathy in the illness, death and burial of our dear mother. We are especially grateful for the beautiful floral gifts.
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Cain, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Cain, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Heimbaugh, Mrs. Hazel Garr.


Unknown Newspaper - December 11, 2004

MRS. NORA O. CALE - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

HOWARD - Nora Oree Cale, 94, a dormer resident of Independence and Longton, died Saturday, at Elk Manor nursing home in Moline.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Longton with Pastor Matt Davis officiating. Burial will bb in Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard.

Friends may call at Zimmerman Funeral Home, Howard, until 9 p.m. today.

Memorials are suggested to Elk Manor and they may be left with the funeral home.

Mrs. Cale was born Oct. 12, 1910 in Moline to William J. and Armildra (Lawrence) Ferguson. She graduated from Moline High School in 1928.

On June 29, 1929 she married Doyle Cale in Fredonia. They Wed on a farm near Howard until moving to Independence in 1954 where she worked for Electra Manufacturing and later Automotive Controls Corps., until retiring in 1975. Mr. Cale died in 1981 and she moved to Longton in 1999.

Mrs. Cale was a member of the First Baptist Church in Independence, the We Wan Chu Sunday School Class and active in the Senior Saints Choir.

Survivors include two daughters, Patsy Gray and Shirley Hastings, both of Longton; five granddaughters, 15 great-grandchildren and one, great-great-grandson.


The Moline Advance - March 21, 1929

MR. GRANVILLE L. CALL - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church Sunday afternoon March 17, 1929, at 2 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. O. W. Dewey, amid a great gathering of fellow townsmen and friends, many coming form neighboring towns for Mr. Call was widely known. Beautiful floral tributes in great profusion were placed about the casket. The rites of the I. O. O. F. Lodge were observed at the church and those of the Masonic order at the grave in Ames Chapel where interment was made.

The following obituary was read at the funeral services.

Granville Leroy Call was born in Bloomington, Illinois, September 14, 1865. He came to Emporia at the age of seven years where he grew to manhood and engaged in the bakery and confectionery business.

He was united in marriage to Clara Broughton, April 29, 1887. To this union two sons and one daughter were born, the daughter dying at the age of twelve years.

Mr. and Mrs. Call came with their family to Moline, Kansas, in February, 1911, where Mr. Call again engaged in the bakery business and later entering the grocery business which he continued to within a few weeks of this death.

Mr. Call united with the Methodist Episcopal Church in Emporia, and at the time of this death was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Moline. He was a member of the Masonic and the Odd Fellow lodges, the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Rebekahs.

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He began to fail in health about a year ago, and a few weeks past was compelled to retire to his home where he passed away March 14, 1929, leaving to mourn his passing, his wife, Mrs. Clara Call; two sons, Frank and Dale, all of Moline; one sister, Mrs. Cora Jones, of Los Angeles, California, many other relatives


Unknown Newspaper - March 16, 1971

MRS. IVA CALL - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Mrs. Iva Call Services Held
Funeral services for Mrs. Iva A. Call, 83, lifelong Moline resident, was at 2 p.m. Saturday in Watt Funeral Home. She died Tues., Mar. 16.

Her husband, Frank E., died in 1945.

Survivors include a son, Dean, Andover; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Sutton, Wichita, and a sister, Mrs. May Phillips, Hutchinson.


Moline Review - May 1, 1908

MISS MINNIE CALL - Submitted by Dan Durbin

MISS MINNIE CALL
Died -- Miss Minnie Call, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Call, Wednesday, April 29, 1908; aged 11 years. Pneumonia was the cause of death. The funeral services were held Thursday, April 30, at the home five miles south of Moline, and interment was at the Ames Chapel cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Call have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in their bereavement.


Prairie Star - June 1, 2011

MRS. RUTH V. CALL

Ruth Vanderhoof Call was born on May 1, 1922, north of Sedan, now known as the Quivera Scout Ranch, to William and Atcha (Robinson) Vauderhoof.

Ruth was the youngest of seven girls. She attended elementary school at Plymouth school and high school in Sedan, graduating with the class of 1940.

On Aug. 30, 1941 she married Doyle Clinton Call in Independence. After their marriage, they immediately became, involved in farming and ranching. They moved to their current home north of Wauneta in 1943 and lived there until July, 2007, where they shared time between their ranch home and their home in Bartlesville. Okla.

In 1956, Ruth operated a beauty shop in Cedar Vale for a few years, then moved her shop to their ranch home and operated it over 15 years.

Ruth was a big support and help to Doyle with their cattle operation through the years. In 2006, after 65 years of helping Doyle manage their ranch land, they received the Pioneer Award for a lifetime of Conservation in Chautauqua County.

In her younger years there was little she couldn't do and would attempt almost anything. She leased land for oil and drilled several wells when she was in her 70's and managed to get some oil production.

Throughout her life. Ruth loved games. She bowled in a league for a number of years. She took up golf in her 50's and thoroughly loved it. She and Doyle were members of the Sedan Country Club and enjoyed playing in the scotch foursomes on Sunday afternoons. Ruth enjoyed playing golf and pinochle with her children and grandchildren when they were visiting. She loved playing "bridge" and was known as an excellent player. She was very competitive and her motto has been "work hard and play hard."

Ruth was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Wauneta where she enjoyed playing the organ from time to time. She was a past member of the Sedan Country Club and Ladies Golf Association. She was an active member of the 55+ Activity Center in Bartlesville and was a member of several bridge clubs.

Ruth is survived by one daughter, Mavis Call Smith and husband, John, of Bartlesville, Okla.; two sons, Larry Clinton Call and wife Linda, of Jefferson City, Mo., and Calvin W. Call and wife, Mary of Jefferson City, Mo. In addition, she is survived by six grandchildren that include: Jeff Smith and wife, Vicki of Fdmond, Okla., Corey Smith of Bartlesville, Okla., Jason Call and wife, Melissa of Jefferson City, Mo., Doug Call and wife, Jennifer of Kansas City, Mo., Becky Call of Independence, Mo., and William Call of St. Louis, Mo. She is also survived by three great-grandsons: Justin and Austin Smith of Edmond, Okla., and Kendall Call of Jefferson City, Mo., and one great-granddaughter, Katie, of Kansas City, Mo., plus three nieces and six nephews.

After 67 years of marriage, she was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle C. Call, on Jan. 11, 2009. Also her parents, and six sisters, Erma Vanderhoof, Ethel Farris Rentschler, Opal Dilley Owens, Edith Spire, Ada Mills, and June Doty, plus two nieces and three nephews.

Services were held,Friday, May 27, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church in Sedan with Rev. Jerry Bever officiating. Burial followed at the Round Mound Cemetery in Wauneta.

Family has suggested memorials to the First United Methodist Church of Wauneta or the 55+ Activity Center in Bartlesville. Those remembrances may be left in care of the David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361.

To view the entire obit online please go to www.dwbfh.com. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.


Howard Courant - December 22, 1927

MR. WILLIS CALVERT - Submitted by L. Morgan

Former Howard Boy Burned to Death Tuesday
Willis Calvert, Employed in Oklahoma, Meets a Terrible Death

W. T. Calvert of Howard, received a dispatch Tuesday morning from Sapulpa, Oklahoma, that his son Willis E. Calvert, employed by the Gilmore Oil Co., at Salpulpa, Oklahoma, had been burned to death early that morning. Mr. Calvert and his son Harley at once motored to Salpulpa, Stewart Munsinger taking them in his car. The body was brought to Howard yesterday morning, and funeral was held in the afternoon, with the burial in Grace Lawn cemetery.

The following from Tuesday's Sapulpa Herald gives the particulars of the accident:
Willis E. Calvert, Gilmore Oil company employee received burns which proved fatal to him and he died this morning at the Salpulpa hospital.

Engaged as a pipe line walker for the oil company 16 miles west of this city he was on his regular round when he opened a "blow off" valve on the pipe and left it open too long. An explosion resulted and escaping gas from the pipe was ignited by a heater which had been placed under some of the tanks to keep the oil from freezing.

It is believed that Calvert was knocked unconscious by the explosion and he fell near the mouth of the pipe. The flames playing about him burned his body, hospital authorities said today. Though all efforts were extended to save his life, they proved futile.

Calvert was not located until after 12 o'clock last night. At this time an employee of the booster plant, located near the pipes that Calvert was walking came to investigate the pipe flames. His body was found, and it was at first believed he was dead.

Help was summoned and the man was removed with the utmost care and the Lewis and Landrith ambulance was called. Despite the fact that he had inhaled fumes from the gas and has rested in a bed of flames, he fought for life until the zero hour this morning; but fought a losing battle.

Relatives of the dead man in Howard, Kansas were notified and word received from them asked that the body be shipped to them.

Calvert made the McCullough hotel his residence while in Sapulpa.

Willie Calvert was about 26 years old, was born in this county we believe, and is survived by his parents, a brother and other relatives, and a little daughter of four or five years of age. He was a graduate of Howard H. S. and taught several terms of school in this county. For some time he has been working in Oklahoma.


OBITUARY: Howard Courant, December 29, 1927

Willis Eugene Calvert, son of W. T. and Flora Calvert, was born in Elk County, Kansas, July 3rd, 1899, and died at Sapulpa, Oklahoma, December 20th, 1927. He made profession of faith in Christ uniting with the Christian church in Howard under the evangelistic meeting held by O.L. Smith in 1917 and had since retained his membership therin. He graduated from the Howard High school with the class of 1919 after which time he taught school at different in the county.

He was married August 1st, 1920 to Miss Gladys Moffitt to which union was born one little daughter. He leaves to mourn his death his father and mother, one brother and the daughter; two sisters and one brother had preceded him to the Spirit Land, and hosts of dear friends here and elsewhere.

Willis was always thoughtful of others and made many friends as he went through life. Although he was not privileged to be at home in the last hours, he died with friends around his bed to minister to him.

Funeral services were conducted from the Christian church wednesday, December 21, in charge of the pastor, W. B. McKinney, assisted by Rev. Bayles of the Baptist church, and interment was made in Grace Lawn cemetery.

The following friends of the deceased acted as pallbearers: M. M. Munsinger, A. E. Bendure, Forest Stone, Howard Gibbons, Frank Stewart, Willis Mason, and Rex Tarwater. A host of friends and neighbors join in extending to Mr. and Mrs. Calvert and all the bereaved family most sincere sympathy and pray that the gracious blessing of Almighty God may rest richly upon them


February 1997

MRS. RUTH B. CAMP

CEDAR VALE — Ruth Berniece Camp, 79, of the Cedar Vale Nursing Center, formerly of Winfield, died Feb. 17, 1997, in Cedar Vale Community Hospital. Services will be held at 10;30 a.m. Thursday in Green lawn Cemetery at Grenola.

Friends may call at Wheeler Funeral Home of Cedar Vale from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

A memorial has been established with the Cedar Vale Nursing Center.

Camp was born Sept. 8, 1917, in Paragould, Ark., a daughter of David and Bertha Willcoxen.

On Aug. 14, 1937, she married Fred W. Camp in Howard. In 1958 they moved to Winfield after living in the Wichita area for many years. In Winfield, they were members of the Millington Street Baptist Church. He died July 20, 1968.

Camp moved to the Cedar Vale Nursing Center in 1980.

Survivors include five sons, John Camp, Belle Plaine, David Camp, Derby, James Camp, Leechburg, Pa., Mike Camp, Newkirk, Okla., and Norman Camp, Topeka; two daughters, Barbara Stiles, Independence, and Donna Hendricks, Wichita; two sisters, Oretha McGlasson, Arkansas City, and Hazel Sanborn, Sedan; 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.


Unknown Paper - August 1939

MRS. CAROLIN T. CAMPBELL Contributed byEdith Stockdale Johnson

GRENOLA'S OLDEST CITIZEN DIED AT AGE OF NINETY-EIGHT YEARS

Grandmother Campbell Passed Away at Home of Mrs. J, A. Stockdale Sunday, Aug. 6

Carolin T. Campbell a most worthy and honored pioneer citizen, departed this life. August 6, 1939, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. A. Stockdale, Grenola, Kansas.

Mother Campbell was born at Conieaut, Ohio on the shores of Lake Erie, January 21, 1841, and lived to pass her 98th birthday.

When a young child she moved with her parents to Hampshire, Illinois, where she lived and was united in marriage to Francis Campbell on April 8, 1858. To this union was born seven children, four girls, and three boys.

Later in life they located at Oswego, Kansas, where Mr. Campbell was drowned May 22, 1874. Three of the children preceded their mother in death. Two of them in infancy and the third the late, Frank Campbell of Grenola.

Those left to mourn her loss are: Mrs. Eliabeth Wiseman, Mr. Henry Campbell both of Long Beach, California, Mrs. Althia Barnard of Guthrie, Oklahoma, Mrs. Cora Stockdale of Grenola, Kansas. They were at her bedside during her last sickness.

Besides the children she leaves fourteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren, and a half brother "Will Doty of Hampshire, Illinois, other relatives, and a host of friends to mourn her loss.

Mother Campbell was converted to the Christain faith in early girlhood, and has been an earnest devoted Christain through out her life. Having been a member of the Methodist Church for many years. She became a more active and tithing member, on moving to Grenola in 1902, where she had the opportunity to attend regular church services.

The funeral services were held Tuesday August 8, 1939 at 2:30 P. M., Rev. F. E. Buck of Edna conducted the funeral assisted by Rev. D. E. Dussair and Mrs. Belle Reid Yates. Burial was made in the Greenlawn cemetery.


PIONEER WOMAN DEAD

Mrs. Carolyn Campbell, 98 Years of Age, Dies at Grenola.

Mrs. Carolyn T. Campbell, one of the earliest residents of the Grenola community, died Sunday at Grenola at the age of 98. Moving to Kansas from Ohio in 1870 and settling at Oswego with her husband, Francis Campbell, Mrs. Campbell was left a widow with six small children by the drowning of her husband in the Neosho, river a few years later. She moved to the Richardson farm near Grand Summit and lived in that vicinity until her death.


The Sedan Times-Star - July 4, 1979

MR. FLOYD D. CAMPBELL - Submitted by AFOFG

Floyd D. Campbell Services Thursday
Floyd D. Campbell, 75, of Bremerton, Wash., died Friday June 29. He was born Nov. 16, 1903 in Grenola to Francis N. and Martha (Booth) Campbell.

He was a retired sandblaster.

Survivors include one daughter, Beverly Miller of Bremerton, Wash.; two brothers, Lloyd of Madison and Richard of Carthage, Mo.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Thursday, July 5, at 2 p.m. at the Grenola United Methodist church wit Rev. Delbert Chance officiating. Interment will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Grenola.


Howard Courant - March 16, 1916

MR. HUGH P. CAMPBELL - Submitted by L. Morgan

Hugh P. Campbell was born in Green County, Kentucky, October 21, 1874, and departed this life February 28, 1916.

Early in life he was converted while in Kentucky where he spent his boyhood days. On December 23, 1896, he was married to Miss Maud E. Burress. To this union were born two children, Bertha A. Campbell and Herbert T. Campbell, the latter died June 19, 1902. A few years later he moved to Montgomery County, Illinois. On June 1, 1908, he was united in marriage to Miss Alma E. Lewis of Howard, Kansas. To this union two sons were born, Ivan Ernest and Roy Darrel.

In 1913, he united with the Nazarene Church of Howard and remained a faithful member. He was a faithful husband, a loving father, a man who walked with God until he was called home to glory. He leaves a dear companion, a daughter, two sons, father, mother, brother, sister and other relatives besides many friends to mourn his untimely death.

His funeral was preached in the M. E. church at Howard by Rev. S. D. Anderson, assisted by Rev. Myers, pastor of the M. E. church at Elk Falls, and the remains were laid to rest in Grace Lawn Cemetery.

He has gone from his dear ones, his children, his wife,
   Whom he willingly toiled for, and loved as his life;
Oh God! how mysterious, how strange are thy ways,
   To take from us this loved one in the best of his days.


The Winfield Courier - November 18, 2002

MRS. LOUISE T. CAMPBELL - Submitted by L. Morgan

EMPORIA - Louise Theresa Campbell, 99, of Emporia, formerly of Moline, died Nov. 15, 2002, at the Emporia Presbyterian Manor.

Services were at 1:30 p.m. today at the Moline United Methodist Church. The Rev. Gary Parsons officiated. Burial was in Moline Cemetery.

A memorial has been established with the Moline United Methodist Church. Contributions may be made through Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.

Campbell was born March 17, 1903, in Basehor, to Louise (Krembzow) and John Herman Korb. She attended school in Fairmont and graduated from Oread High School in Lawrence.

On March 18, 1925, she married Glenn Marcus Campbell in Leavenworth. They purchased the Longton Bakery and remained there for six years before moving to Holly, Colo., to operate a bakery. In 1935 they purchased a bakery in Moline and operated Campbell Bakery there for more than 40 years. Her husband died Sept. 19, 1984.

Campbell was a past worthy matron of Ladonia Chapter 243 Order of Eastern Star in Elk Falls and a longtime member of the Moline United Methodist Church where she was active in United Methodist Women and the Lamplighter Sunday school class.

Survivors include a son, Dr. Edward G. Campbell, Emporia; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.


Unknown Newspaper - May 28, 1973

MRS. MARTHA M. CAMPBELL - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Mrs. Martha M. Campbell, Grenola, died May 28 at Emporia.

She was born Oct. 23, 1876, at Grand Summit, the daughter of Albert and Martha Reed Booth. She was a member of the Grenola United Methodist Church. Her husband, Francis, died in 1939.

Three sons, Floyd B., Bremerton, Wash.; Lloyd, Madison, Kan.; Richard H., Carthage, Mo.; and one daughter, Mrs. Alberta Jones Palp Alto, Calif., survive.

Funeral services were held Thursday, May 31, at 2 p.m. at the Grenola United Methodist Church. Interment will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Grenola. Watt Funeral Home, Moline was in charge.


Howard Courant - March 19, 1886

MR. CHARLES CANNON - Submitted by L. Morgan

Dies, at his home in Elk Falls, Kansas, on Friday, March 12, 1886, Charles Cannon, age 28 years, six months and nine days. Charles Cannon has been a resident of Elk county from his boyhood, coming to Longton from Indiana in 1873, and he has a large circle of acquaintances in this and adjoining counties. He made his home at Howard for several years, but for the past eighteen months has lived at Elk Falls. His remains were brought to Howard for burial last Saturday. His bereaved family have the sympathy of all.

Note: The date and age given does not match what is on his stone.


Unknown Newspaper - November 21, 1990

Infant DARIN J. CANNON - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

LONGTON - Darin Joseph Cannon, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Cannon, of Longton, was stillborn Wednesday at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Longton Cemetery with the Rev. Terry Bryant of the First Assembly of God Church in Independence officiating.

A memorial as been established with the Ronald McDonald Sleepy Hollow House in Wichita and contributions may be left at the Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard.

Survivors include his parents, Howard and Debra (Schlotfelt) Cannon, Longton; one brother, Aaron J. Cannon, Longton; and his grandparents, Harry and Aliene Cannon, Longton, and Merlyn E. and Frances Schlotfelt, Independence.


Prairie Star - November 5, 2008

MR. HARRY W. CANNON

Harry W. Cannon, age 86, of Longton, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008 on his ranch near Longton.

Harry was born on October 2, 1922 near Matfield Green, Kan., the son of Frank and Bertha (Watson) Cannon.

Harry was a graduate of Rosalia High School in Rosalia, Kan. On Dec. 17, 1946 Harry was united in marriage to Aliene Howell in Sedan, and she survives at their home.

Harry was a well known devoted rancher in the Busby and Longton area. He was a member of the Odd Fellows. Harry was a proud PRCA Gold Card member and competed in rodeos in places like Ft. Worth and Houston, Texas, Dewey, Okla., and New York City's Madison Square Garden. He was also very active in the Elk County Free Fair in Longton.

Harry is survived by his wife Aliene of the home, one daughter Patricia Snively and her husband Joe of Howard, five sons; Bill Cannon and his wife Deanna of Moline, John Cannon and his wife Shari of Howard, Kenny Cannon of Ogallala, Neb., Harold Cannon and his wife Bobbie of Longton, and Howard Cannon and his wife Debbie of Howard, one sister Vivian Lemaster and her companion Maurice Swihart of Wichita, twelve grandchildren and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son Edwin Cannon in infancy, one brother Clifford Cannon, a sister Helen Trigg and one sister in infancy.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service was held Monday, Nov. 3, 2008 at 2 p.m., at Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard. Inurnment followed at the Busby Cemetery.

Family suggests contributions to the Elk County Free Fair in Longton and may be left in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard.


October 1969

MRS. MARIE CANNON

Memorial services for Marie Cannon of Independence, formerly of Elk Falls, were conducted at the Webb and Rodrick Funeral Home. The Rev. Wayne Castle, interim minister of the First Methodist Church officiated.

Marie died Wednesday, October 5, at St. John’s Hospital in Joplin, MO.

Marie was born February 4, 1913, near Fredonia, to Forrest and Lula Adams Gruver. In 1931, she married Irvin Keeley and they divorced. In 1947 she married Allan Cannon and he died in 1955. She later married Bill Howard and he survives in Joplin.

Marie lived most of her life in Independence, working in the restaurant and tavern business. She also owned and operated a cafe in Elk Falls. She was educated in Independence schools, was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Methodist Church.

Other survivors are two Sons, Leon Keeley of Joplin and David Cannon of Neosho; two daughters, Sharon Ebert and Donna Bishop, both of Bartlesville; a brother, George Gruver and a sister, Anna Amos, both of Independence; nine grandchildren and fifteen greatgrandchildren.

Cremation has taken place and inurnment will be held at a later date.


Unknown Newspaper - November 23, 1990

MRS. EVA C. CANTERBURY - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

HOWARD - Eva Clare -Polly- Canterbury, 91. of Howard, died today at the Howard Twilight Manor nursing home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Parsons of the United Methodist Church officiating. Cremation has taken place and burial will be at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Grenola. Memorials are suggested for the Howard Twilight Manor nursing home and may be left at the home.

Eva Clare "Polly" Canterbury was born on March 25, 1899, at Lake City, Iowa, to William and Anna (Serer) Perkins.

She was a retired employee of the state of Michigan and was a member of the United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two grandsons, John Canterbury, San Juan Capistrano, Calif., and Christopher Canterbury, Novato, Calif.


Elk County Citizen - April 1, 1903

MR. DAVID CAREY - Submitted by L. Morgan

ANOTHER OLD SETTLER GONE
Mr. David Carey, passed away Thursday evening the 19th of March at 6:35 o'clock.

Mr. Carey was born near Sidney, Miami county, Ohio, August 15th, 1828, where he spent the most of his boyhood days until about the age of 20, when he started west. His father died when he was about five years old and left him and a younger brother and two sisters to the care of his mother. David was therefore pushed out to care for himself early in life. In about 1848 he emigrated to Illinois and from there to Missouri a year or two later, but not liking the slavery law which the state was then under, he returned to Illinois and located near Saybrook, where he resided until he started for the southwestern country in the fall of 1867. In his journey he stopped near his brother-in-law for a short time in Missouri, and their located his claim in Crawford county, Kansas in the spring of 1868 where he lived for six years. Becoming dissatisfied and discourage because the land upon which he had settled had fallen into the hands of the railroad company, he again started westward and located on a claim on Elk River in the fall of 1874 where he resided until his death. Mr. Carey has been afflicted for a great many years. His sufferings for the past few years have been very great especially the last few weeks of his life.

Before leaving Illinois he made a profession of Christianity and united with the United Brethren church, after he came to Elk county he never united with any denomination or society. He claimed that one could live a christian life on the out side about as well as on the inside of denominational lines. He knew that he was going to die and said that he was prepared to go. He was unconscious about ten hours before he passed away. He leaves an aged wife, a son and two daughters and grandchildren to mourn his loss.


Prairie Star - September 22, 2010

MR. JAMES J. CARMICHAEL

James Joseph Carmichael, age 67, passed away Saturday. Sept. 18. 2010 in Wichita.

He was born Aug. 17, 1943 in Wichita the son of Harold E. and Mary Jessie (Eddingfield) Carmichael.

Jim was united in marriage to Janella Irene Green on May 7, 1976 in Miami, Okla., and she preceded him in death on May 26, 2005.

Jim worked as a supervisor in quality control for Boeing. He enjoyed reading car magazines, playing cards, watching the Price Is Right, playing with dogs and cats, feeding birds and fishing.

He is survived fay his mother Mary J. Carmichael of Mulvane, Kan., three sons, Scott Carmichael of Mansfield, Texas; Chad Carmichael of Bloomington, N.C.; and Robert Lester of Guthrie, Okla.; one daughter Cristen Calvin of Severy; two brothers, David Carmichael of Wichita, and Daniel Carmichael of Mulvane, Kan.; one sister Cindy Mullens of Graham, Wash.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Jim was also preceded in death by his father Mike Carmichael, infant daughter Amy Jo Carmichael and brother Steve Carmichael.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010 at Clear Creek Cemetery west of Howard with Pastor Robin Haines officiating.

Family suggests memorial contributions be made to Kansas Humane Society or Rivercross Hospice and may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.countrysidefh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Countryside - Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard.


Prairie Star - February 12, 2014

MR. O. J. CARNEY

O.J. Carney, 87, of Arkansas City, Kan., died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at the South Central Kansas Medical Center of Arkansas City. Memorial services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at the Kansas Veteran’s Cemetery of Winfield. Cremation has been effected.

OJ was born Aug. 25, 1926, in Skiatook, Okla., to OJ and Vivian (McGregor) Carney. He was reared and educated in Moline, Kan. He joined the United States Navy during WWII and was stationed in the Great Lakes area.

He married Neva McGlasson in 1949. To that union three children were born Mike, Mark and Susan. The couple was later divorced. OJ then married Armada (Ryan) Dolcator in the early 1970’s. She preceded him in death.

OJ spent most of his life working in the oilfields. He loved the job and people. He initially retired in Hennessy, Okla., and later moved to Arkansas City to be close to his children in 2006. He enjoyed sitting on his front porch swing and telling stories He was a member of American Legion Post 18 in Arkansas City.

Survivors include his son Mark and his wife Melodie Carney of Ponca City, Okla.; a daughter Susan Carney of Arkansas City; grandchildren Charmi Lyman, Sarah Phillips and Raymond Carney; and numerous great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son R. Michael Carney and two sisters.

A memorial has been established with the American Legion Riders, Post #18, Arkansas City. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.

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


Unknown Newspaper - February 1966

MRS. ERNESTINE M. CARSON - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Death Takes Mrs. Carson
Rosary services were recited Wednesday night in the Watt Funeral Home Chapel for Ernestine M. Carson. Funeral services will be held this morning (Thursday) at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church.

Father Patrick J. Mannion will officiate. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Moline.


Unknown Newspaper - February 7, 1990

MRS. OLGA M. CARSON - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

Olga May Carson passed away Wednesday, February 7, 1990 at St. Francis Medical Center in Wichita. She was 86 years of age.

Olga was born on March 26, 1903 on a farm near Howard, to Robert Felestead and Minnie May Fear Lord. She attended rural schools and grew to womanhood in Elk County.

Olga was united in marriage with William Arch Carson at Fredonia, and to this union was born one son, Lowell Arch.

They made their home in Elk County until moving to Colorado and Utah during the 1930's. She lived in Wichita for a few months during World War II while Arch remained on the farm, then returned to Elk County where they farmed near Busby for many years. Olga and Arch also operated an O&B Oil Company service station in Elk Falls for more than 10 years, and often worked seven days a week.

Olga loved her family and at the age of 62, after the death of her son and his wife, she raised her grandchildren, Gregory and Anna, as well as helping to raise her great-grandchildren, Doug and Karen. Olga enjoyed gardening and spent much time in the outof-doors.

She was a member of the Elk Falls United Methodist Church.

Olga is survived by two grandsons, Gregory Carson of Elk Falls; and Roger Carson of Wichita; two granddaughters, Kathleen Hines of Elk Falls and Anna Todd of Wichita; four greatgrandchildren, Doug Hines, Karen Hines, Brandon Todd and Jared Todd; and one great-greatgranddaughter, Amanda May Hines.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arch in 1969; her son, Lowell in 1965; three brothers, George Lord, Robert "Fell" Lord, and Charles Delbert Lord, and a sister, Audrey Lord.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 10, 1990 at the Elk Falls United Methodist Church with Rev. Clay Bramble officiating. Eulalia Bird was the organist with Cynthia Washburn singing "How Great Thou Art" and "Blessed Assurance." The casket bearers were Paul Cain, Paul Eck, LeRoy Fry, Steve Fry, Boyd Koehn and Neal Osborn. Interment was held at Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard, where Mild Bramble sang "Amazing Grace" at the graveside service. A memorial has been established with the Elk Falls United Methodist Church; contributions may be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements were made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


Unknown Newspaper - December 1969

MR. WILLIAM A. CARSON - Submitted by Dan Durbin

William Carson Rites Held
Services for William A. Carson, 75, retired owner of Carson Service Station, Elk Falls, were held Tuesday in Elk Falls Methodist Church. Burial was in Grace lawn Cemetery, Howard, Ks. He died Saturday in a Topeka hospital. He was a lifetime resident of Elk County.

Survivors include his widow, Olga; a sister, Mrs. Sylva Westrich, Ponca City, Okla., four grandchildren and two great grandchildren


Unknown Newspaper - February 2, 1990

MRS. ALICE CARTER - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

MOLINE - Alice Carter, 92, of Moline, died Friday. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Moline Cemetery, under the direction of the Argonia Mortuary.

Mrs. Carter was born May 27, 1897, near Conway Springs, the daughter of James and Lavota Burden.

She married Clifford R. Carter on Sept. 28, 1919, at Riverdale. He died in 1967.

Surviving are a son, Glenn Carter, Kent, Wash.; a daughter, Lynette Logsdon, Argonia; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


Unknown Newspaper - November 15, 1967

MR. ARTIE CARTER - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Services Held For Artie Carter
Artie Carter, son of Harrison and Rosa (Johnston) Carter, was born Jan. 28, 1888 near Cloverdale, Kan., and departed this life Nov. 15, 1967 a St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City., at the age of 79 years, 9 months and 18 days.

During World War I he served his country from Oct. 2, 1917 to May 5, 1919, in which time he was in France as a wagoner with Company G of the 110th Ammunition Train.

On Mar. 16, 1921 he was united in marriage to Bernice Burns at Cedar Vale. To this union three children were born: Lewis Doniphen, who died in infancy, Edith Mae Scheuerman of Garden City, Kan., and Clarence M. of Howard, Kan.

In addition to the widow and children, he is survived by two granddaughters, Sharle and Pamela Carter of Howard, a son-in-law, daughter-in-law and two nephews.

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


Howard Courant - January 29, 1942

MR. FRANK CARTER - Submitted by L. Morgan

Frank Carter died at the home of his son, James A. Carter, in Union center township, Saturday, January 24, 1942. He was born in Danville, Illinois, July 6, 1876. When a young man he went to Oklahoma, where he lived a number of years, and was united in marriage to Miss Laura Bright in 1900, soon after moving to Elk county, Kansas, where he engaged in farming, later conducting a general store at Fiat and where he was also depot agent. He was appointed superintendant of the Elk county farm home, serving in that capacity three and one-half years. He then moved to Oklahoma and lived in that state and Arkansas until 1931, when he moved back to Kansas,and since 1937 he has made his home with his son, James A. Carter. During the past few years he has been in feeble health most of the time, confined to his bed.

The widow, who lives with her daughter, Mrs. Ada Belle Helfrich in Wichita, together with James A. Carter, survive.

Funeral services for the deceased were held at the Moon Funeral Home in Howard, Tuesday morning at 10 a.m., conducted by E.H. Milton, pastor of the First Baptist church, Howard. The burial was in Grace Lawn cemetery, Howard.


Unknown Newspaper - January 3, 1998

MRS. HAZEL CARTER - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

HOWARD - Hazel Carter, 99, longtime resident of Howard, died Saturday at Howard Twilight Manor nursing home.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard, with the Rev. Marty Dewitt of the First Baptist Church of Howard officiating.

A memorial has been established with the First Baptist Church, and contributions may be left with Zimmerman Funeral Home, which is in charge or arrangements.

Mrs. Carter was born Dec. 23, 1989[sic], on a farm west of Howard to John E. and Arminta (Maloney) Barnaby. She attended Baynor rural school southwest of Howard and graduated from Howard High School in 1917. She completed Normal Training and taught at Baynor rural school for several years.

On April 2, 1922, she married Robert "Ben" Carter at Howard, and they lived on a farm southwest of Howard until moving to Maryland in 1942. She was employed at the United States Civil Service Commission until they returned to Howard in 1959. Mr. Carter died in 1968.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and was a life member of Columbia Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, Howard.

She is survived by a daughter, Catharine Riggs, Olathe; a sister, Opal Clark, Howard; six grandchildren 10 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.


Unknown Newspaper - October 9, 2001

MRS. IMO J. H. CARTER - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

CEDAR VALE - Imo Jean H. Carter, 79, of Sedan, died Friday at her home.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Wheeler Funeral Home, Cedar Vale. Interment will be at Moline Public Cemetery.

Friends may visit from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Belknap Community Center, Rd. #10. Sedan, KS 67361 and Hospice -Equipment, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS 67202.

Mrs. Carter was born Sept. 5, 1922 near Wauneta to James and Ollie (Burdette) Elliott. She was educated at area schools and attended Pittsburg State College.

She married John Carter on Oct. 16, 1943, at Wichita and he survives.

The couple lived in Wichita, Kansas City, Mo., Tulsa, Okla., and Bella Vista, Ark., before retiring to Sedan in 1981.

Mrs. Carter was a homemaker, teacher and real estate broker. She was a member of the Christian Women's Fellowship, The Eagle Forum, Farm Extension and Questors. She was also a member of Sedan Baptist Church.

Mrs. Carter is also survived by a son, Mitchell Carter, Wichita; a daughter, Linda Heath, Kansas City, Kan.; two sisters, Charlotte Elliott, Cedar Vale, and Irene Oakes, Arcadia, Calif; and two grandchildren.


Prairie Star - May 23, 2012

MR. JOHN "Jack" C. CARTER

John (Jack) C. Carter, age 87, died on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at his home in Bella Vista, Ark. He was born in Moline on May 27, 1924, the son of Ora Thomas and Verna Goldie (Beu) Carter.

Growing up, John spent his time hunting, playing basketball, and taking care of his sisters, Darlene Rountree and Connie Hale. In adulthood, he was the district manager of supply and distribution for Skelly Oil Company/Getty Oil in Kansas City, Mo., and Tulsa, Okla.

In 1943 at Wichita, John married Imo Jean Elliott. They were married 58 years until her death in 2001.

As a cherished father to Linda Carter-Heath and Mitchell Carter, he shared his love of reading, sports, travel, and golf. John was a special grandfather to Andrew and John O. Heath as he taught them about farm life, history, and hard work.

His great-grandchildren, Nate, John-Michael, Zoe, and Simon adored his sense of humor and knock-knock jokes. Everyone who knew him enjoyed his laughter and jokes for every occasion.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 21, 2012 at Countryside-Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard, with Pastor Gary Boles officiating. Burial followed at the Moline City Cemetery.

Memorials may be given in John’s name to the charity of your choice and left with the funeral home. Online condolences can be left at: www.countrysidefh.com. Services are under the direction of Countryside-Zimmerman Funeral Home 206 E. Washington, P.O. Box 1233, Howard, KS 67349.


Prairie Star - May 13, 2009

MR. MARLIN CARTER

Marlin "Butch" Carter of Moline was born March 8,1941. He went to heaven May 8, 2009.

Butch was a longtime resident of Augusta, Kan., a beloved father and avid outdoorsman. Dad could master anything he touched. He trained his golden retriever, Samson with Segwick County EMS as a cadaver dog. He also mastered the art of sculpting while working with Frank Jenson. He was loved and respected by all who knew him. He loved spending time on the family land in Moline. It was his heaven on earth.

He was preceded in death by his father, William "Bill" Carter and his mother, Rosemary "Rusty" Carter.

He is survived by Linda Stanley of Molne, a special love in his life; best friends, Lance and Elizabeth Chastain of Andover, Kan., Tyler Chastain of Derby, Kan.; his sisters, Jan and her husband, Jack White of Decatur, Ala. and Barna Wolken of Augusta, his son Lanny Carter of Salina; his daughters, Sandra and her husband, Kevin Kill of Moline, Tamara and her husband Robert Nelson of Augusta, Tonia and her husband Chris Bruno of Augusta, Cathy and her husband Brock Eakin of Candian, Okla., 23 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The world has lost a wonderful person but heaven has gained one great soul.


April 17, 1983

MR. JAMES A. CARTER - Submitted by Jerry Jackson

James Allen (Jim) Carter passed away Sunday, April 17, 1983, at the Arkansas City, Memorial Hospital in Arkansas City, Kansas. He was 77 years of age. James was born on February 10, 1906 at Ceiling, Oklahoma, to Frank L. and Laura Bright Carter.

At the age of four, he moved to Elk County with his family. Jim attended rural schools and graduated from Howard High School in 1926. On September 5, 1928 he united in marriage with Roberts Lee Sloan on the Sloan homestead in Union Center Township, west of Howard, Kansas.

Jim was employed at City Service Gas Company in Bartlesville, Oklahoma for three years before moving to Kansas City, Missouri, where he was employed by the Kansas City Gas Company during the late 1930’s. He moved back to Elk County and farmed northwest of Howard until 1952 when he moved into Howard and operated the Mobil Station at corner of Pine and Washington. Jim owned the service station for more than twenty-four years, retiring in 1976.

He was a member of the Howard United Methodist Church, the I.O.O.F. Lodge in Howard and was active in rural school boards as well as serving on the Howard City Council from 1963 to 1967.

He is survived by his wife, Roberta; a son, Robert James of Santa Ana, California; two daughters, Mrs. Barbara Greenwood of Howard, Kansas and Mrs. Edith Oakes of Deerfield, Illinois; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Ada Bell Helfrich, and an infant son.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, 1983 in the Zimmerman Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Lynn of the Howard United Methodist Church officiating. Leroy Jordan sang “I’ll Walk With God” and Mrs. Helen Vinette was the organist. The casket bearers were Bob Wyant, Bill Rader, Robert Bellar, Jim Hunter, Bill Redmond and Kenneth Dilli.

Interment was held in Grace Lawn Cemetery at Howard, Kansas with I.O.O.F. Lodge of Howard conducting memorial services. A memorial has been established with American Heart Association. The arrangements were made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard, Kansas.


Unknown Newspaper - July 6, 2000

MRS. PATRICIA L. CARTER - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

HOWARD - Patricia Louise Carter, 65, Howard, died at her home on Thursday.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Harper, of the United Methodist Church, officiating. Private interment will be held at a later date. Memorials have been established with Hospice Inc. and the Howard Senior Center. Contributions may be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements are being made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.

Mrs. Carter was born on Dec. 12, 1934, at Topeka, to Alfred Richard and Mary Nancy (Burd) Byers. She began at Eureka Elementary and later attended Allison Junior High and Wichita North High School in Wichita.

She married Dean Clair Carter Sr. at Wichita on April 20, 1951. She was employed by General Communications, Casual Corner, and Maple Street Dairy in Wichita. She was also a self-employeed seamstress. The couple moved from Wichita to make their home in Howard in 1996.

She was a member of the Prairie Quilt Guild of Wichita, the American Business Women Association, the Theta Rho Girls and the Genealogical Society. She was a longtime member of the University Baptist Church while living in Wichita.

She is survived by her husband, of the home: her sons, Dean Carter Jr., Fall River, and Steve Carter, Wichita; her daughters, Sharron Stangle, Howard, and Vicki Wheeler, Ozark, Mo.: a brother, Robert Byers, Phoenix, Ariz; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


Unknown Newspaper - Jan 7, 1999

MR. SAM S. CARTER - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

HOWARD - Sammie Sherman "Sam" Carter, 87, of Howard, died Tuesday at Riverside Hospital in Wichita.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard with the Rev. Robert Cooper of the United Methodist Church officiating. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion at Grace Lawn Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the United Methodist Church and may be left at the funeral home.

Mr. Carter was born on Oct. 12, 1909, on a farm near Howard, to Rolla S. and Nora (Leckliter) Carter. At the age of 3, he moved with his family to a farm south of Howard and then to a farm west of Howard in 1916. He attended school in Howard.

On Sept. 9, 1933, he married Mary M. Jones in Howard. Nine years later, he enlisted in the Army and served in Tunisia, southern France and central Europe during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1945 and returned to Howard, where he and his wife owned and operated a farm west of Howard. He retired in 1978.

In 1979, they moved to Howard. Mrs. Carter died in 1983.

He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Eureka and a long-time member of the Howard American Legion post.

Survivors include a son, Tom Carter, Parsons; a daughter, Kathy Mitchell, Wichita; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren


Prairie Star - August 18, 2016

DR. VIRGIL L. CARTER

Dr. Virgil Lee Carter of Tahlequah, Okla., passed from this life on Saturday, July 30, 2016. He was a gifted and talented teacher who influenced thousands of students throughout Kansas, and Oklahoma. He served as principal in Moline for several years.

Memorials may be made to the Burnt Cabin Christian Camp or to the Northeastern State University Scholarship Fund in his name.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 at College Ave. Church of Christ in Tahlequah, with Dr. Lloyd Coppedge officiating. Interment followed in the Tahlequah City Cemetery under the direction of Heart Funeral Home.


Elk County Citizen - February 18, 1903

MR. WILLIAM CARTMELL - Submitted by L. Morgan

Wm. Cartmell, who located in Longton in 1871 and has lived most of the time since at that place, died at Kansas City, February 8th. He was 73 years of age. The body was brought to Longton for burial.


The Sedan Times-Star, Thursday August 6, 1942 (Front Page):

MRS. DOROTHY CASEBOLT - Submitted by Jean Feaster

Pioneer of County Dies at Grenola
Mrs. Dorothy Casebolt Kautz, 86, died August 2, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. L.T. Casebolt at Grenola.

An early pioneer, she was married to L.T. Casebolt, Sr., and lived in the Round Mound vicinity for many years rearing a family of five children. After Mr. Casebolt's death she moved to Cedar Vale and later she was married to the late D.N. Kautz a veteran of the Civil War.

She continued to live in Cedar Vale until about five years ago when failing health required her to live with her son at Grenola.

Survivors include her four sons, L.T. Casebolt, Grenola; Martin Casebolt, Kansas City; Louis and Warner Casebolt of Winfield and one daughter, Mrs. O.E. Bever of Fort Collins, Colo.

Funeral services were held at the Round Mound church Wednesday afternoon with Rev. D.D. Waggoner of Grenola in charge. Interment was the Round Mound Cemetery.


Unknown Newspaper - May 1, 2000

MR. FRANCIS CASS - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

HOWARD - Francis "Fritz" Cass, 89, longtime resident of rural Severy, died Monday at the Howard Twilight Manor nursing home in Howard.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Funeral Home with the Rev. Alan Hunter Eureka, officiating. Interment will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard.

A memorial has been established with Hospice Inc. Contributions may be left with the funeral home.

Mr. Cass was born on Nov. 8, 1910, on a farm northeast of Howard to Bernie C. and Emma (Fear) Cass. He attended Pleasant Hill rural school.

He married Leota Barnaby at Independence on April 4, 1934. He continued operating his farm as long as his health permitted.

He was baptized in a creek west of Howard in 1940 and remained a Christian throughout his life. He played the fiddle with several bands and performed music at local dances. He was a former member of the Grange and a longtime member of the Co-Op.

He is survived by his wife: a son, James T. Cass, Fall River; a sister, Marjorie Mans, Claremore, Okla.; a grandson, four stepchildren, 10 stepgreat-grandchildren and three stepgreat-great-grandchildren.


December 1995

MRS. WILMA E. CASSEL

HOWARD — Wilma Ethel Cassel, 92, formerly of Howard and Neodesha, died Monday at LaPalma Nursing Center in Anaheim, Calif.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard with the Rev. Jim Carter of the Moline Christian Church officiating. A memorial has been established with the Alzhelmer’s Association, P.O. Box 2763, Wichita, Kan. 67201. Contributions may be left with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.

Mrs. Cassel was born on May 20, 1903, in Howard to William Debrick and Laura Mattle (Dickson) McKeel. She grew up in the Neodesha area and graduated from Neodesha High School.

She married Lusha Cassel on June 23, 1923. He died in 1953.

She worked for many years with the Neodesha Register newspaper. She later lived in Wichita and Oklahoma City, Okla, before moving to California to be near her daughter.

She was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America and the East side Christian Church in Fullerton, Calif.

She is survived by a daughter, Meredith Cella, Placentia, Calif.; and two grandchildren.


Prairie Star - October 10, 2012

MR. VINCENT W. CASTER

Vincent William Caster, age 73, a resident of Fall River, passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita, with his family by his side.

He was born on Aug. 15, 1939 in Decatur County, Kansas the son of Myron and Rose Anneta (Gilbert) Caster.

Vincent graduated from Oberlin Kansas High School in 1957, and attended Colorado School of Mines in Golden. Throughout his life, he was a photographer for the Grand Island Independent, worked as a carpenter and concrete contractor, retiring from Rocky Mountain Resorts in Steamboat, Colo. He was a member of Lion’s Club, NRA and Boy Scout’s, serving as a leader for many years.

Vince enjoyed photography, reading, especially westerns, geocaching, the Denver Broncos and NASCAR. He will be remembered for his infectious laugh and sense of humor. He could recite a different limerick for every day of the year, loved telling jokes and was famous for his sarcastic sayings. He ended nearly every visit with “Glad you got to see me.”

On July 14, 1963, he married Shirley Ann Budnick in Hampton, Neb.

Vincent was united in marriage to Joann Johnson in Craig, Colo., on Dec. 21, 1973, and she survives at their home.

He is also survived by two daughters, Denise Eickbush and fiancé Joe Varrientos, of Wichita, Nancy (Colby) Nobles of Fall River, one son Cecil (Brandi) Caster of Olympia, Wash., and grandchildren Devin Halsey, Denae and Ryan Eickbush, Daphnie and Austin Caster and a granddaughter on the way, two brothers, Alva Caster of Vinton, La., and Dallas Caster of Auburn, Kan., four sisters, Berdeen Lawrence of Fredonia, Lois Bare of Mitchell, Neb., and Donna Driewer and Linda Senff both of Hampton, Neb. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Dale and Keith and sisters Lola King and Ina Lowe.

Cremation has taken place and a family memorial service will be held at Evergreen Recreation Center in Wichita, on Nov. 3, 2012 at 2 p.m.

Family suggests contributions be made to the Vincent Caster Memorial Fund and may be left with the funeral home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Countryside - Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard.


Howard Courat-Citizen - March 27, 1949

MR. ALVA L. CASTLEMAN

Alva Leroy Castleman, son of Adam and Margaret Castleman was born February 20, 1878 in the State of Indiana, and passed away at the age of 69 years, one month and 1 day. When a small boy he came with his parents to Greenwood county, Kansas where he grew to manhood.

At Eureka he became acquainted with and later married Ella Bobzien on October 2, 1900. To this union were born two children, Mrs. Hazel Ludwick of Hartford, Kansas and Theodore Castleman, who preceded his father in death in 1934. Also they took into their home Marie Hanley, cousin of Mr.Castleman, who they cared for as their own until grown.

They farmed and he worked in the oil fields for a number of years in Greenwood county, later moving to Chautauqua county where they continued to farm for a short time, then moving to Elk county where he continued his occupation until his health failed, then they moved to Elk Falls where they resided until his death. Leaving to mourn his departure are his faithful wife and daughter, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.

Services were held at the Methodist church in Elk Falls at 2 p.m., conducted by R. L. Cecil. Burial was in the ELk Falls cemetery under the direction of Moon Funeral Home in Howard.


Elk County Citizen - December 2, 1903

MRS. CORA M. CHAFFIN - Submitted by L. Morgan

CORA M. CHAFFIN
Cora M. Dennis was born at Palmetto, Green county, Missouri, Dec. 10, 1878, was married there to E. A. Chaffin, Aug. 21, 1898 and died there Nov 23, 1903, and so a brief and gentle Christian life is ended in a sweet and dreamless sleep.

Mrs. Chaffin lived in Elk county, Kansas less than five years, but during that time her life was a continuous devotion and self-sacrifice to her Savior, her family and her friends. Her kind words were as common as speech and her gentle deeds were well know to all. She was a faithful worker in the Christian church and Sunday school, and a most devoted wife and mother.

To Mr. and Mrs. Chaffin were born two daughters, Hazel and Ruth, the latter dying a few months ago in her second year.

Besides her many friends Mrs. Chaffin leaves a father and mother, brothers and sister, a husband and little daughter, Hazel, about three years old.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Newton Hill, of Elk Falls, at the Christian church at Moline, Kansas, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1903, at 2 o’clock. Laid to rest in the Ames Chapel cemetery, at her request.

Less than a year ago Mrs. Chaffin contracted a severe cold which soon developed into a malignant case of gripp and later into consumption. All that medical science could suggest was tried, and finally Mrs. Chaffin requested to go to her old home in hopes that the change would bring relief. Soon after reaching her old home she was confined to her bed where she lingered with much suffering for four months.

It was then that the angel of death, with much pity and sorrow, gently touched the patient sufferer so she slept. (Poem omitted)


The Moline Advance - February 23, 1928

MR. DAVID CHAFFIN - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Death of David Chaffin
David Chaffin came to his death, Saturday, Feb 18, at his home in Alpine, Texas from blood poisoning. He had been in poor health for some time and was better but infection set in from bad teeth and the end came quickly.

The body was brought to Moline, Wednesday night by Mrs. Chaffin and their son, Arthur, and funeral services are being held this afternoon at the Christain church and interment will be at Ames Chapel cemetery with Masonic rites.


The Moline Advance - March 1, 1928

MR. DAVID CHAFFIN - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Friends and relatives were very much shocked at the unexpected death of David Chaffin, Saturday, February 18th. Having come here recently from Moline, Kansas, Mr. Chaffin, in his charming way and manner, rapidly won the respect and live of the people of Alpine. That this is true was evident from the large number of people attending the funeral service conducted at his home, in which his pastor, Leon Williams, officiated. Large floral offerings were a further evidence of love and respect.

Mr. Chaffin was born to Francis Marion and Sallie Elizabeth Chaffin on January 20, 1876, in the city of Gainsville, Missouri. Beside him there were four sisters, Mary, Martha, Mrs. Effie Bates, Myrtle, and one brother, Ashby Chaffin. All of these names survive him and David breaks the link in death.

On December 11, 1901, he was united in marriage to Miss Mollie Sooter. To this union there were born six children, Eva, Opal, Arthur, Doris, Lucille and Bonnie. All of these were present at the time of his death, except Arthur, who was in Los Angeles, California, and arrived here Sunday afternoon.

He was a member of the Christian Church, having accepted the faith and practice of this institution in the fall of 1896, during a revival meeting in which the noted evangelist Jessie R. Kellems was the minister. Ashby and David Chaffin united with the church on the same occasion. He was also a member of the Moline Lodge A. F. & A. M., the Scottish Rite Commandery of Wichita, Kansas, a member of I. O. O. F. and M. W. a. lodges of Moline, Kansas.

The remains were taken to Moline, Kansas, on this morning's (Tuesday) train for burial.

----Leon Williams in the Alpine, Texas, Industrial News
The body arrived in Moline last Wednesday night and funeral services were held in the Christian church conducted by Rev. G. C. Parham, assisted by Rev. H. A. Kerr and Elder Newton Hill of Elk Falls.

Interment was in Ames Chapel cemetery with rites of the Masonic lodge.

The bereaved family have the deepest sympathy of the entire community.


Unknown Newspaper - 1982

MR. DELBERT J. CHAFFIN - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Delbert J. Chaffin, 69, 1312 Polk, died Sunday at a Topeka hospital.

He was born Nov. 18, 1912, at Moline, the son of William and Florence Menzie Chaffin. He spent several years in Topeka. Mr. Chaffin was a packaging supervisor at Topeka Supply Depot and was an apartment manager at a Topeka apartment complex.

He served in the Army during the Korean conflict. He was a member of American Legion, Capital Post No. 1, and the First Christian Church.

Survivors include three sons, Jon R. Chaffin, Spencer, Ind., Wayne E. Chaffin, Martinsville, Ind., and David P. Chaffin ,Vandenburg Air Force Base, California; a daughter, Mrs. Janice E. Gould, Hahn Air Force Base, Germany; a sister, Mrs. Lois E. Jackson, 1731 Mission; and eight grandchildren.

Cremation is planned. Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, at Newcomer-Diffenderfer Funeral Home. Inurnment will be at Moline Cemetery, Moline, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice, Inc., 1615 S. W. 8th, 66606, or American Cancer Society, 3003 Van Buren, 66611, Topeka, Kansas.


The Moline Advance - MAY 7, 1914
Front page column 1

MR. FRANCIS M. CHAFFIN - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Death of F. M. Chaffin

The town was greatly surprised and shocked Monday afternoon when word was passed along the street that F. M. Chaffin had died suddenly. Saturday he had been about town and seemed as well as usual. He spoke lightly and cheerfully in this office of it being his 75th birthday. He had been somewhat feeble for several years but no one thought him so near the end. Saturday evening, however, he had an attack of heart trouble, and Monday afternoon passed away.

A good, upright, respected citizen has passed a way.
The pastor of his church wrote the following:

Francis Marion Chaffin was born May 2, 1839 at Gainsboro, Jackson County, Tennessee. He was united in marriage to Sally Elizabeth Loftis August 23, 1860. To this union was born six children, Mary Ellen, Martha Elizabeth, Edward Ashby, David H., Minnie Effie and Myrtle. He became affiliated with the Christian church at about the age of twenty-one years and lived his life faithfully to the cause of Christ. He moved his family from Tennessee to Kentucky in 1873, residing their one-year, thence to Southwest Missouri, where they resided eight years. He then decided to go, as he expressed it, or his children might enjoy greater educational privileges, so he moved his family to Kansas, this entire trip being made by a team of mules. He passed away May 4, 1914, at the family residence in Moline, Kansas, aged seventy-five years and two days. He is survived by the wife and six children.

Francis M. Chaffin was a "God Fearing Man" and served his Master faithfully and well. His friendship was highly esteemed by all who knew him, and to know him was to be his friend. He had great pride in the fact that he let no hardship stand between him and his duty to God or man. God grant that this may be said of us all when the end of this life shall come.

The funeral services were held at the Christian church Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock and interment was made in the Ames Chapel Cemetery in which neighborhood he used to reside.


Prairie Star - August 3, 1945

MS. MARY E. CHAFFIN - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Mary Ellen Chaffin was born near Gainesboro, Tennessee and died at Noel, Missouri, August 3rd, 1945. In her earlier years she resided in Tennessee and Missouri and later moved with her parents to Kansas where she spent the greater part of her life in or near Moline. For the past several years she has made her home with her sister, Mrs. Roy Bates at Noel, Mo.

Since her early years she has been a faithful member of the Christian Church and for many years was active in the work of the Church at Moline. She was also a member of Neptune Chapter Order of the Eastern Star of Moline.

She is survived by one brother E. A. Chaffin of Alpine, Texas, and two sisters, Mrs. Roy Bates of Noel, Mo. And Miss Myrtle Chaffin of Kansas City, Missouri.

Services were held from the Christian Church in Moline, Sunday afternoon at 2:00 by Rev. Harold L. Marvin. Interment was in the family lot at Ames Chapel.

Those from out of town to attend the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bates of Noel, Mo. Miss Myrtle Chaffin of K. C., Miss Sopia Bates and a nephew of Independence, Kansas.


Prairie Star - February 2, 2011

MR. GARY L. CHAMBERLAIN

Gary Lee Chamberlain, age 42, a resident of Piedmont, passed away at his home on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011.

He was born on March 5, 1968 in Eureka, Kan., the son of Dale Dean and Carolyn Lee (Gorges) Chamberlain. Gary was a graduate of Eureka High School Class of 1986.

On Feb. 6, 1994 Gary was united in marriage to Kristina A. "Kristy" Wells at the Piedmont Christian Church, To this union were born two sons James Dakota and Jacob Dylan. Kristy preceded him in death on July 21, 2006.

Gary worked as foreman for Elk County Road and Bridge Department. Gary was also employed with Duling Farms. He was a member of the Tri Valley Pool League since 1986 and a supporter of Severy Ball Club.

Gary is survived by two sons Dakota and Jacob Chamberlain of Piedmont, his father and step mother Dale and Venita Chamberlain of Severy, two sisters Karen Swint of Udall, Kan., and Mary Scott of Derby, Kan., one step-sister Sherrie Bunyard of Severy, one step-brother Shawn Shepherd of Rock, Kan., his grandmother Viola Chamberlain of Howard, and Jim and Ula Wunderlieh of Piedmont.

He was preceded in death by his wife Kristy, his mother Carolyn, his grandfather Glenn Chamberlain and grandparents A.1 and Genevieve Gorges.

Memorial funeral services were heid Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 at the Piedmont Gymnasium in Piedmont with Pastor Robin Haines officiating. A private family interment was held at Forest Cemetery.

Family suggests contributions be made to the Dakota and Jacob Chamberlain Educational Fund and may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.eou.ntrysidei'h.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Countryside - Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard.


Unknown Newspaper - June 4, 2013

MRS. VIOLA M. CHAMBERLAIN - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

HOWARD - Viola May Chamberlain, 96, of Howard died Tuesday at Howard Twilight Manor.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Countryside-Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard with Pastor Charles Cryderman officiating. Interment will be at Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Howard Twilight Manor.

Mrs. Chamberlain was born July 30, 1916 in Piedmont, the daughter of Fred and Gertrude (Powers) Lauffer.

She married Glenn Chamberlain in August of 1935 in Piedmont. Mr. Chamberlain preceded his wife in death.

Mrs. Chamberlain was a homemaker, was a school teacher for one years and worked as a bank teller for many years, retiring from Howard State Bank.

She was a member of Howard United Methodist Church and the Paw Paw Community for many years.

Mrs. Chamberlain is survived by a son, Dale Chamberlain, of Severy: a brother, Glenn Dean Lauffer, of Wichita: 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.


Unknown Newspaper - January 7, 1999

MR. ROY K. CHANCELLOR - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

HOWARD - Roy Kenneth Chancellor, 93, of Howard, died Thursday at Howard Twilight Manor nursing home in Howard.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard with the Rev. Kibum Kim of the Howard United Methodist Church officiating. Masonic services will be conducted by Hope Lodge No. 155 of Howard. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard.

Memorials are suggested to the Howard United Methodist Church Building Fund or the Howard Twilight Manor nursing home and may be left with the funeral.

Mr. Chancellor was born on March 24, 1905, in Wheatland, Mo., to Charlie and Eva (Cooper) Chancellor. He attended school in Wheatland and later moved to western Kansas before moving to Howard. He was a farmer.

On Feb. 25, 1930, he married Viola Agnes Bane in Howard. She survives. He was a member of the Howard United Methodist Church, Hope Lodge No. 155 A.F. & A.M., Columbia Chapter No. 142 O.E.S., the Howard Rebekah Lodge and the I.O.O.F. Lodge. He is also survived by a brother, Charles, Columbus; and a sister, Mentha Zirschky, Springville, Utah.


Prairie Star - January 4, 2012

MRS. VIOLA A. CHANCELLOR

Viola Agnes Chancellor, age 99, of Howard, Kansas passed away Thursday, December 29, 2011 at Eureka Nursing Center in Eureka, Kansas. Viola was born September 11, 1912 the daughter of Frank and May Jane (Jones) Bane.

She was a resident of Howard since 1927. Viola worked for Dr. Richard Reed DDS for 30 years and retired the same time as Dr. Reed. Viola was united in marriage to Kenneth Chancellor on February 25, 1930. She was a member of the Howard United Methodist Church since 1930, a member of P.E.O. Sisterhood, Order of Eastern Star Columbia Chapter #142 and Howard Rebekah Lodge.

Viola is survived by one brother Dayrel Bane of Eureka, Kansas and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Kenneth, five brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at the Howard United Methodist Church with Pastor Charles Cryderman and Chaplain Mark Sommerville officiating. Visitation will be held Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Grace Lawn Cemetery. Family suggests contributions be made to the Howard United Methodist Church or Hospice Care of Kansas and may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.countrysidefh.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Countryside - Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard, Kansas.


The Moline Review - February 23, 1900

MRS. NETTIE CHANDLER - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Nettie Delab was born in Cass county, Missouri, December 20, 1876; and died at her home six miles south-west of Moline, in Chautauqua county, Kansas, Tuesday, February 13, 1900 at 2 p.m., of consumption, aged 23 years, 1 month and 23 days.

At the age of twenty she was married to Joe Chandler, of Moline, Kansas, coming here soon afterwards and residing here until her death. Mrs. Chandler has many friends who cherish her memory and speak with deepest feelings of her kindness as a neighbor and friend and her noble character as a woman.

Mrs. Chandler was converted in 1895 and has lived a true Christian ever since, which was a great comfort to her in her last days. Our sympathy is extended to her family in this their greatest bereavement. A FRIEND


[Note: There is a Nettie Chandler interred in cemetery in Cass County, MO., probably the Nettie of this obituary.] The Moline Republican - October 27, 1893

MRS. JOANNA CHAPMAN - Submitted by Dan Durbin

CHAPMAN--Joanna Parrisher, wife of Major J. F. Chapman, died at the family home in Moline, Elk county, Kansas at 5 p.m., October 20, 1893. She was born near Elizabeth City, North Carolina, March 10, 1826.

When a little girl of seven years she moved with her parents to Illinois and settled in Macoupin county. Here the children were increased to eight, consisting of two sons and six daughters, of whom one brother and two sisters survive the subject of this notice.

February 4, 1847, she married James F. Chapman at Stanton, Ills., near which place they settled and passed fourteen years of happiness all too swiftly; for they brought to patriot ears the Nation's call to arms to suppress the rebellion of an infamous and murderous treason. James had seen service in the Mexican war and now, September 4, 1862, he kissed the wife and their five children good-bye and nobly turned his face upon foe of "home and native land" to lead his regiment, the 122nd Illinois, to the peril of the field while Joanna, with devotion and heroism equally sublime, kept the home during the years of trial and welcomed the return of James.

In September, 1870, they moved to Kansas and settled on a farm two miles south of where Moline now stands, then in Howard county. In 1884 the family moved to Moline. She raised one daughter, Mrs. J. L. Mattingly, of Sedan, Kan., and six sons of whom the youngest is past 22 years of age, while three sons and one daughter passed to the unknown before her.

Sister Chapman joined the Christian church at Staunton in 1867, and later connected herself with the society of the same denomination when it was organized in Moline, and remained a member to the close of life.

In 1888 she led in organizing the "Woman's Relief Corps," auxiliary to the G. A. R. post at Moline, and to its building up devoted much of her time as long as able to attend its meetings.

For years health had been breaking, but much more rapidly during the past twelve months. Still her indomitable spirit insisted upon performing in person the duties of the home.

Fifteen weeks of intense suffering, relieved as much as possible by medical skill; soothed by tender, ministering love, and borne by calm fortitude, unmurmuring patience and cheerful faith in Christ, she waited till her release came and the weary body slept.

The funeral occurred at the M. E. Church in Moline on Sunday morning at eleven o'clock, October 22, 1893. Rev. J. D. McBrian, of Sedan, assisted by Rev. B. R. Gilbert, of Eureka, conducted the service. The large assembly evidenced the high regard to which she was held by relatives and friends. W. C. GOODWIN.


Moline Review - July 30, 1903

MR. J. F. CHAPMAN - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Death of J. F. Chapman
Major J. F. Chapman died at the home of his daughter in Ponca City, Okla. Saturday afternoon, July 25, 1903, and was buried with Masonic honors in the Moline cemetery, the following Monday. Some weeks ago the Major, apparently in his usual health, left his home in Moline for a visit to his friends in Oklahoma. He went first to Guthrie to his granddaughter, Mrs. McGuire, and afterward to his daughter's in Ponca City. His health broke, and a short time before his death the physicians pronounced his disease cancer. It will be remembered that the Major went to Wichita about a year ago and was treated for a cancer that was on his under lip. He thought he was cured, and the sore on the lip did disappear, but it seems the cancer struck inward and attached the vital organs. It is gratifying to know that his last days were painless.

The remains reached Moline Saturday night. Monday the business houses of the city were closed during the funeral hour. Delegations of Masons came from Grenola, Elk Falls and Howard. The deceased was escorted to the church and afterwards to the grave by the Masonic order, the G.A.R., and the W.R.C. Elder Hill made a beautiful address, after which the impressive ceremonies of the Mason were given.

Major Chapman was one of the earliest settlers of old Howard county, and played an important part in the history of Howard and Elk counties. He was highly esteemed by all classes. We hope to publish a sketch of his life next week.


March 7, 2009

MRS. EDNA B. CHASE - Submitted by Kyle Condon

Edna B. Chase, age 106, a resident of Howard, Kansas passed away Saturday, March 7, 2009 at the Howard Twilight Manor. Edna was born on April 4, 1902 in Elmwood, Nebraska the daughter of Herman Frank and Anna Emilie (Thimjahn) Rosenow.

Edna was a graduate of Howard High School. On April 24, 1923 Edna was united in marriage to Roy Cecil Chase in Eureka, Kansas. She was a member of the College Hill United Methodist Church in Wichita, Kansas. Other memberships included the Hypatia Club, Helianthus Club, Mark Twain Club, Vera Book Club, Methodist Church Circles, and Eastern Star for over 80 years.

Edna is survived by two daughters; Juanita and Richard McLean of Howard, Kansas and Nancy and Larry Warren of Haysville, Kansas, grandchildren; Mike and Barbara McLean, Deanna and Rus Jones, Becky and Steve Gabriel, and Jim and Sharon Warren, great grandchildren; Elaina and Dustin Willhite, Tania and Nathan Turner, Michelle Bunyard, Scott and April McLean, and Kaleigh, Kelcey, and Kyndra Gabriel, great great grandchildren; Chase Bunyard, Mikah and Lane Willhite, Chloe, Cole and Isabel Turner, and Avery, Holton, and Turner McLean.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Roy in 1973, one son Harold Chase, and two sisters; Florence Garrison and Alta Klumpp.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard with Pastor Robin Haines officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 PM Tuesday at Zimmerman Funeral Home. Family suggests contributions to either the College Hill United Methodist Church in Wichita or the Howard Twilight Manor and may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard.


The Moline Mercury - August 24, 1888

MRS. MARY CHISHOLM - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Mary Chisholm died of malarial fever in this city Wednesday afternoon August 22, 1888. Deceased was a sister of our townsman, Wm. Nelson. She was born November 14, 1818. Funeral services were held at the Christian church Thursday morning, conducted by Elder J. H. Speer. The remains were interred in the Belknap cemetery.


Unknown Newspaper - June 24, 2003

MRS. ETHEL M. CRIGER - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

HOWARD - Ethel May Criger, 94. of Howard, died Tuesday at Howard Twilight Manor.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Howard United Methodist Church with burial in Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Howard United Methodist Church, the Howard Senior Center or Howard Twilight Manor. They may be left with Zimmerman Funeral Home.

Mrs. Criger was born Feb. 4, 1909, near Severy, to Wiley and Gertrude (Richardson) Friend. She attended Howard High School.

On July 24, 1934, at Eureka, she married Clad Criger and he died in 1974.

The couple owned and operated a ranch west of Howard until moving into town in the early 1970s.

Mrs. Criger was a member of the Howard United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, church circles, and a former member of the Union Center Homemakers and Triple F Club.

Survivors include two daughters, Evelyn Boyer, Moline, and Norma Allen, Howard; a brother, Vern Friend, Howard; a sister. Della Cox, Howard; eight grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and several stepgrandchildren.


Longton Gleaner - May 3, 1901

MRS. EUNICE CHURCHMAN - Submitted by L. Morgan

Mrs. Eunice Churchman was born in New York, May 12, 1814 and after spending a useful and happy life, died a true believer in the Savior on April 29, 1901, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Rowena Dunn, of Milo, Iowa. She was brought to Longton this morning by her son, Henry, and laid to rest in the Longton cemetery beside her husband, who died twenty-three years ago. Mrs. Churchman leaves three sons and two daughters to mourn her loss. She once made this city her home and has many friends here who sympathize with the bereaved ones.


July 1991

MRS. THERESA M. CIGAINERA

PITTSBURG - Theresa M. Cigainera, 68, died at 2:15 am. Wednesday at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, where she was admitted two weeks ago. She had been in ill health for more than a year.

Mass was conducted this morning at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas Stroot officiating. Burial was at the National Cemetery in Fort Scott with the Betty Lou Vilmer Post No. 394 performing the flag folding ceremony.

Rosary was conducted Thursday night. Memorials are suggested to the church and may be left at the BathNaylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway, which was in charge of arrangements.

Theresa M. Cigainero was born Jan. 25, 1923, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Thomas J. and Anna (O’Nell) McKenna. She was raised In Philadephia and graduated from the Mount St. Joseph High School.

She had been employed by the U.S. Postal Service and a bank in Moline. During World War II, she served as a Wave, with the rank of Yeoman 3rd Class.

She was married Oct. 25, 1945, to Bernard L. Cigainero in Philadelphia. He survives at the home.

After their marriage, they lived in Wichita for 14 years and then in Moline for another 14 years before moving to Pittsburg.

She was a member of the Catholic church, the Betty Lou Vilmer Post No. 394, served as Pink Lady at Mount Carmel Medical Center and a volunteer at St. Mary’s Goodwill Center.

Other survivors include two sons, John Cigainero and Michael Cigaincro, Wichita; four daughters, Barbara Kozeliski, Gallup, N.M., Dolores Durbin, Great Barrington, Mass., Theresa Wilson, Sedan, Sandra Cigainero, who is serving in the United States Army in Germany; one sister, Ann McKenna, Philadelphia; and 13 grandchildren.


Sedan Times-Star - June 12, 2002

MRS. AUDREY CLARK

Audrey (Sandfort) Clark, age 75, a former resident of Elk City and Oak Valley, Kan., died Sept. 30, 2001 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Memorial graveside services will be held at 10 am. Saturday, June 15, 2002, at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Elk City, Kan., interment will he under the direction of the Potts Chapel.

Audrey Clark was born May 15, 1926. She grew up in the Old Bagnell, Mo. area and spent most of her life raising a family at Lake Ozark, Mo.

She was united in marriage to J. E. (Bill) Clark and he died August 2, 1981.

Survivors include 5 daughters, Emma Clark, Oak Valley, Kan., Nancy Parsons, Albuquerque, N. M., Melinda Burns, Lexington, Ky, Becky Clark, Versailles, Mo., and Cindy Palmer, Norman, Okla., 1 son, Mark Clark, Lake Ozark, Mo., 2 sisters, Hettic Espegren, Sacramento, Calif. and D. 0. (Dorrie) Sandfort, Tucson, Ariz., 15 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.


Prairie Star - March 9, 2011

MR. CHARLES E. CLARK

Charles Eugene Clark, M.D. passed away on Friday, Jan. 21. 2011 at the Trinity Care Facility in Round Rock. Texas. He was 82 years of ago.

Charles was born Jan. 3. 1929 at Howard, Kansas to Archie B. and Mary Anne (Horning) Dark. He grew up in Howard. He was an all around athlete and earned the Boy-Scouts of America's top rank of Eagle. He graduated from Kansas State Teachers College in Pittsburg. Kan., then earned his M.D. from the University of Kansas Medical School. Charles married Dorothy J, Denton in 1950 and had six children: Marye, Chris, Martha, Melissa, Alan and Kevin.

After serving in the U.S. Air Force at Edwards Air Force Base. 1956-1958, he moved his family to Encinitas, Calif., where he established a successful medical practice and built the Encinitas Hospital which later became Scripps Hospital Encinitas. In 1970 he married Gena R. Steinmann nee Retzlaff. They were blessed by daughter, Jennifer.

Active in several community groups including the Optimists, Rotary, and Boy Scouts of America, he was the founding president of the San Dieguito Boys and Girls Club. An avid Skeet Shooter, he served as the President of the National Skeet Shooting Association and was awarded NSSA's Hall of Fame Ray Boiler Award for outstanding service to the sport. He later married Mildred "Plucky" Hunt.

Charles is survived by his seven children. Marye Carroll of Leander, Texas. Charles (Chris) Clark of San Jose, Calif., Martha Clark of Cedar Park, Texas, Melissa Arribere of Encinitas. Calif., Alan Clark of The Dalles. Ore., Kevin Clark of Cedar Park, Texas, and. Jennifer Semler of Cedar Park, Texas; step-children Andrea Rurnmell of Georgetown, Texas and Michael Steinmann of Spring Valley, Calif.: and fifteen grandchildren.

A celebration of life at will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at the Solana Beach Branch of the San Dieguito Boys & Girls Club.

Donations in his memory may be made to the San Dieguito Boys & Girls Clubs, 533 Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Solana Beach, 92075.


Unknown Newspaper - August 19, 1972

MRS. DORIS E. CLARK - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Mrs. Doris E. Clark, editor and publisher of the Longton News, died Saturday, Aug. 19, at Mercy Hospital, Independence where she had been admitted on Aug. 7. She had been in ill health for about three years.

The Potts Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Funeral was held Tuesday at the Longton Methodist Church.

Doris Evelyn Clark was born Dec. 18, 1906, at Caney, Ks., the daughter of Harry E. Brighton and Ida Brighton. She attended school in Longton and graduated from the Longton High School. Following graduation she attended Independence Junior College and then Pittsburg State Teacher College.

She was married to Lawrence Clark in Longton in 1940. Mr. Clark was associated with Mr. Brighton in the operation of the Longton News. He continued operating the paper after Mr. Brighton's death. Mr. Clark preceded his wife in death. At this time she took over the operation of the newspaper and had continued in this capacity until the time of her death.

Mrs. Clark was a member of the Longton Methodist Church and the Kansas Press Association.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Marie Brighton Shoemaker of Independence and Mrs. Elizabeth Brighton Stadel of Quenemo, Ks., and one niece and two nephews.


Unknown_Newspaper - 18 Oct 2002

MRS. FLORENCE OPAL CLARK

- Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

HOWARD - Florence Opal Clark. 101, of Howard, died Friday at Howard Twilight Manor nursing home.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Zimmerman Funeral Home with the Rev. Julie Shields and Rev. Gary Parsons officiating. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Howard United Methodist Church and they may be left with the funeral come.

Mrs. Clark was born July 19, 1901,west of Howard, to John and Arminta (Maloney) Barnaby.

She graduated from Howard High School. After completing Normal Training, she taught at Crackerbox School in rural Elk County.

She married Glenn Spencer and he died in 1957.

On May 24, 1958, she married Archie Clark in Garnett and he died in 1987.

Mrs. Clark was a member of the Howard United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a stepson, Charles Clark, M.D., Del Mar, Calif.; seven stepgrandchildren and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.


Unknown Newspaper - March 16, 1967

MR. FRED CLARK - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Death Takes Fred Clark
Fred Clark, son of Nick and Nancy Clark was born in Osage county, Ks., August 2, 1879 and departed this life at Twilight Manor Home in Howard, Ks., on March 16, 1967 at the age of 87 years, 7 months and 14 days.

He was the last survivor of a family of 4 boys. He grew to manhood on a farm.

On Sept. 15, 1901, he was married to Nettie Alberta Keller at Westphalia, Kansas. They moved to a farm in Coffey county north of Burlington. Here their oldest children were born. In 1910, they purchased a farm in Elk County and on Thanksgiving day, moved to their new location which was west of Moline in the Star school district. Here their four other children: Alice, Albert, Dorothy and Roy were born. Christianity was taught and lived in this home every day and on Sunday the entire family went by spring wagon to the church. The children all attended the Star School and later were graduates of the Moline High School.

In 1942, Fred and his wife moved from the farm to Moline where they united with the Moline Baptist Church. In 1965 Mrs. Clark died after 64 years of companionship. He entered Elk Manor in Moline and was there for several months and early this year came to Twilight Manor in Howard to be near his oldest son. A short illness preceded his death.

Survivors include three sons, Archie of Howard, Ks., Roy of Wichita, Ks., Albert of Thousand Oaks, (remainder of article not available)


The Courant - September 15, 1875

MRS. MARY CLARK - Submitted by L. Morgan

CLARK, MARY DIED-- At her residence in Longton, Kansas, September 15, 1875, of typhoid fever, Mary, wife of George Clark, after a lingering illness of 16 days duration.

The deceased leaves a husband and one child to mourn her death, who have the sincere sympathy of a large circle of mourning friends in their irreparable loss.


Prairie Star - January 14, 2015

MRS. MAXINE E. CLARK

Maxine Eloise (Gibbons) Clark, 95, passed away Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. Maxine was born in Atlantic, Iowa, to Willey and Jennie (Kirk) Gibbons. The family moved to a farm in Howard, Kan., in 1925.

After graduating high school in 1937, Maxine attended American Business College in Wichita. She later met Roy Glen Clark and they married in 1939. Maxine worked at Beech Aircraft during World War II and then for over 20 years as a secretary at both South Hillside and Sowers Elementary Schools.

Following retirement, the couple spent 31 years in Bella Vista, Ark., where Maxine enjoyed volunteering as a librarian at Bella Vista Library and the Concordia Library. She returned to Wichita to be near family in May of 2012.

She was preceded in death by husband, Roy; sister, Evelyn (Gibbons) Schul, and grandson, Kirk McNulty.

Survivors include daughters, Cheryl Elaine McNulty of Redondo Beach, Calif., and Kimberley Agnew (Brad) of Goddard; son, Robert Clark (Toni Miles) of Telluride, Colo.; grandchildren, Remee, Rhett and Clark McNulty, Seth Clark, Bryce, Chad and Drew Agnew, as well as seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 9 a.m., Thursday, January 15 at Avita Senior Living in Wichita. A graveside service will be held, 9 a.m., Friday, Jan. 16, at Bella Vista Memorial Gardens, Bella Vista, Ark.

Memorials established with Alzheimer’s Association, 1820 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67214 and Concordia Library, 1 Concordia Dr., Bella Vista, AR 72715. Downing & Lahey West. Tributes via www.dlwichita.com


Unknown Newspaper - August 9, 2000

MRS. NELLIE F. CLARK - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

HOWARD - Nellie Frances Clark, 90, died Wednesday at the Howard Twilight Manor nursing home.

Services will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at Zimmerman Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Harper, pastor of the United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Howard Twilight Manor and they may be left with the funeral home.

Mrs. Clark was born Nov. 15, 1909 at Howard, to Marsh and Maude (Phillips) Encell. She attended Howard High School.

On Feb. 19, 1927, in Howard, she married Franklin Clark and they made their home on a farm northeast of Howard. He died in 1993.

Mrs. Clark was a member of the First Christian Church, the Grange and a quilting club in the Fiat community.

Survivors include three sons, Robert Clark, Conway Springs, Richard Clark, Howard, and Raymond Clark, Wautoma, Wis.; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two stepgreat-grandchildren and one stepgreat-great-grandchild.


Howard Courant-Citizen - November 18, 1965

MRS. NETTIE A. CLARK - Submitted by L. Morgan

Mrs. Fred Clark, 86, of Moline died suddenly Monday morning at 10:10 a.m., from a heart attack at her home in Moline.

Survivors are the husband Fred, of the home; three sons, A.B. Clark, Howard; Ray Clark, Wichita; Albert Clark, 1000 Oaks, California; four daughters, Mrs. Garrett Steadman(?), Grenola; Mrs. Glen McGonagle, WIchita; Mrs. R.K. Bruner, Huntington Beach, California, Mrs. R.L. Roy, San Francisco, California.

Services were held at the Watt Funeral Home, Moline, on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. Burial was in the Moline cemetery.


The Moline Advance - March 30, 1930

MR. NICHOLAS CLARK - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Nicholas Clark, the son of Hendrix and Mahala Clark, was born September 10, 1856, in West Virginia, and departed this life March 12, 1930, near Moline, Kansas, at the age of 73 years, 6 months and 2 days.

At an early age he moved to Lawrence, Kansas, with his parents and shortly after at the death of his father, assumed the care of his mother and seven younger brothers and sisters.

On November 4, 1877, he and Nancy Jane Redenbaugh were united in marriage near Paola, Kansas, and have lived in Kansas nearly all of their wedded life of fifty-two years. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary November 4, 1927. To this union were born four sons, the oldest Jesse B. having preceded his father in death July 23, 1929. He is survived by his loving wife and three son, Fred, with whom he was living; John of Westphalia, Kansas; and Verne of Kansas City, Missouri; seventeen grandchildren, two great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Rachal Sharshel of Parson, Kansas; two brothers, Sol Clark of Lacygne, Kansas; Jake of Yakima, Washington, and a number of other relatives and friends.

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The funeral services were held at Methodist Episcopal Church Friday morning at 10 o'clock conducted by Rev. John Strome of Madison, Kansas, and interment was made in the Moline cemetery.


- February 1996

MR. JESSE D. CLARKSON

HOWARD — Jesse Dee Clarkson, 58, of Longton, a former Elk County undersheriff, died Sunday at the Cedar Vale Community Hospital in Cedar Vale.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Elk Valley School gymnasium in Longton with the Rev. Robin Haines of the Flint Hills Assembly of God in Howard officiating. Burial will be at the Longton Cemetery.

Memorials have been established with the Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University, and the Kansas Sheriffs Association. Arrangements are being handled by Zimmerman Funeral Home.

Dee Clarkson was born Jan. 9, 1938, at El Dorado, to Roy D. and Erma A. (Willhite) Clarkson. He attended schools in the Rosalia area.

He married Erma Razey June 15, 1958 at Rosalia, where they made their home. She survives.

In 1959, they moved to rural Burns where he worked on the Ramsey Ranch.

They moved to Longton in 1980 to help start a new ranch called the Diamond J. It ceased operation in 1984 and he ranched on his own for a few months before entering the law enforcement profession In Elk County. In 1985, he began working fulltime for the Elk County Sheriffs Office and served as undersheriff until this past year.

He was a member of the Elk County Livestock Association, and served as a 4-H leader for several years. He was a member of the Kansas Peace Officers Association, the National Sheriffs Association and the Kansas Sheriffs Association.

Other survivors include a son, Timothy Clarkson, Longton; two daughters, Teresa Clarkson, Longton, and Deborah Clarkson, Park City; two brothers, Vernon Clarkson, Kayenta, Ariz., and Roy Clarkson, Kansas City, Mo.; one sister, Mary Lou Luck, El Dorado; and four grandchildren.


Prairie Star - May 26, 2010

MRS. WILMA L. CLAWSON

Wilma Lee (Newport) Clawson died May 19, 2010, in her daughter's home in Augusta, Kan., which had been Wilma's home for the past year. She was 82 years old.

Wilma was born to Leo and Grace Newport, Dec. 13, 1927, at Boston Pool, Okla. She married Jim Clawson, March 1, 1947 at Sun City, Kan., after 28 days of courtship.

Over their 63 years of marriage they lived in Pratt, Greensburg, Wichita, Marion, Manhattan. Norwich, Sedan, and Augusta, Kan.; San Diego Calif., Phoenix and Scottsdale Ariz., and New Manford, Okla. Wilma had a long resume that included telephone operator, bookkeeper, produce buyer, real estate broker and adjunct design instructor at Kansas State University. Together Jim and Wilma own and managed several businesses: Ideal Floor Covering, Village Decorating, Clawson Carpets, Marion Country Inn Motel, and Golden Pins Lanes.

Wilma was a member of the First Christian Church, Delta Theta Tau Sorority, Chamber of Commerce and a member of several Bridge Clubs. Wilma and Jim love to dance, especially jitterbug, boating at Grand Lake, and her most loved hobby remodeling and decorating homes.

Wilma is survived by her husband Jim Clawson, of Augusta; daughter Rev. Penny Goldberg, Augusta; son Bob Clawson, and wife Sandy of Sedan; granddaughters Jessica Buckley and husband Brent, Eldorado, Kan., Amy Goldberg, Albuquerque, N.M., grandson Kyle Clawson, Augusta; great-grandsons Alex, Nick, and Zack Buckley, Eldorado; sisters Lucille Snider and husband Merle, Augusta, Virginia Garten and husband Fred, Norwich, Barbara Thornton and husband Niles Jackson, Oklahoma City, Okla., and brother Edward Newport, Ponca City, Okla., many nieces and nephews and friends.

Services were held at the First Christian Church of Augusta on Monday, May 24, 2010, under the direction of Headley Funeral Chapel of Augusta. Graveside services followed at the Sunnyside Cemetery, Sun City, Kan. Memorials can be made to the First Christian Church of Augusta.


Prairie Star - June 2, 2010

MRS. LORELLA K. CLAYTOR

Lorella "Kay" Claytor, age 67, a resident of Longton passed away Saturday, May 29, 2010 at her home.

She was born on March 6, 1943 in Upola, Kan., the daughter of Merrill Montgomery and Bonnie Isabel (Troutman) Edwards.

Kay was known as a hard working business woman. She had been a business owner since 1979, owning the LongtoN Grocery Store as well as cafe's. On May 9, 1982 Kay was united in marriage to Richard Walcott Claytor in Longton, and he survives at their home.

Kay is also survived by five sons, Frederick A. "Bud" Kill III, Robert J. "Mack" Kill and Richard M. "Rick" Kill all of Longton, Mark Claytor of Arkansas City, Sean Claytor of Eureka; three daughters, Stephanie Kill of Longton, Jennifei Thomas of Independence, and Dee Anna Claytor of Wichita two brothers, Steve Edwards of Elk Falls, and Ronald Edwards of Longton; five sisters, Robby Dulin of Coffeyville, Ginny Mechtley of Elk Falls, Ginger Cooley, Jo Vestal and Lotus McDow all of Longton, twenty grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and two sisters.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at the Claytor Residence located at 901 Delaware, in Longton. Interment was held at the Elk Falls Cemetery.

Family suggests memorial contributions to Longton Recreational Fund and may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.countrysidefh. com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard.


Howard Courant - December 30, 1915

MISS MARY E. CLAYTON - Submitted by L. Morgan

Mary Elizabeth, eldest daughter of H.L. and Lily Clayton, was born in Howard, Kansas, March 7th, 1901. Died at the home of her parents three miles west of Howard, Dec. 22, 1915, after a brief illness. Age 14 years, 9 months, and 15 days.

Mary was a kind and obedient daughter and an affectionate sister, loved by her schoolmates, and teacher and all who knew her. She leaves her parents, two brothers and two sisters, Willie, Dallas, Minnie and Fae. Grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E.Z. Osborn and many relatives and a host of friends to mourn her loss. (Poem omitted)


Prairie Star - December 28, 2016

MRS. JOANNE CLEVENGER

Joanne (Crismas) Clevenger, 84, passed away Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 in Wichita.

Joanne was born Sept. 26, 1932 in Howard, the daughter of Clarence and Hattie Crismas. She attended Howard High School, graduating with the class of 1950. She went on to attend Coffeyville Junior College, Emporia State University and Wichita State University, graduating in 1958 with her Master’s degree. She taught 1st and 2nd grade for USD 259 in Wichita, before retiring after 39 years in 1992.

During this time, she received the Outstanding Reading Teacher award, as well as being a Wichita Eagle All Star Teacher.

She married Eldon Clevenger on Aug. 12, 1955 at Riverside Christian Church in Wichita. The couple did not have children.

Joanne was a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority, and a member of the National Narcolepsy Network. Through her membership with the Narcolepsy Network, she traveled extensively for 12 years attending conventions, as well as maintaining a local narcolepsy network in the midwest.

Joanne took great pride in her flower gardens, she loved to go “junking” and had immeasurable love for animals; especially her cats. She will best be remembered for her extreme generosity to anyone who asked for her help.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Eldon Clevenger; her parents, Clarence and Hattie Crismas; her grandparents Brice and Rebecca Davis and James and Melissa Crismas. No other family survives.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Countryside Funeral Home at 206 E. Washington, Howard, with the burial immediately following at Grace Lawn Cemetery, Howard.

Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com Memorials have been suggested to: The Alzheimer’s Association (Central & Western Kansas Chapter) or the American Heart Association and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home.

Services have been entrusted to: Countryside Funeral Home, 206 East Washington, P.O. Box 1233, Howard, KS 67349.


Howard Courant - March 31, 1927

MR. BENNONA CLIFTON - Submitted by L. Morgan

Bennona Clifton, only son of the late Bennona and Julia Clifton, early pioneers of the one time Western Park community, was born in Union Center township, Elk County, Kansas, September 15, 1872 and departed this life March 19, 1927 on the farm where he was born and where he has lived ever since, with the exception of about two years.

November 25, 1899 he was united in marriage to Jessie M. Eaton, daughter of Wm. And Ida Eaton. To this union were born four children: Mrs. Hazel Signer, Claude, Ruth and Ruby, all of whom with the sorrowing wife, were at his bedside when he passed away and deeply mourn the departure of a loving father and faithful husband. Besides the wife and children he leaves one grandson, Clifton Eugene Signer, three sister, Mrs. Mary Huber, Chicago, Illinois; Mrs. Henry Rech and Mrs. Z.T. Ford of Howard, Kansas; three aunts, Mrs. Mary Blackburn and Mrs. Mirram Colter of Mound City, Kansas; Mrs. Jessie Ramsey, Stroud, Oklahoma; an uncle Peter Bolinger of Kaw, Oklahoma and several nieces, nephews and cousins, besides a host of friends to regret his untimely death.

Bennie, as he was familiarly known, confessed his faith in Christ in 1904 and united with the Bethany Christian church of which he remained a faithful member. He was widely known, and to know him was to appreciate his cheerful disposition and the goof will he had for one and all. He was industrious, unselfish, and strictly honest in all business transactions, always willing to lend a hand where most helpful and useful. In the departure of Bennie Clifton this community feel a great loss. The funeral service for the deceased were held at the M.E. church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, sermon by Pastor Hoopingarner and burial at Grace Lawn cemetery. The funeral was very largely attended, the last tribute to a good man, a good neighbor and a good friend.


Unknown Newspaper - March 21, 2005

MRS. DOROTHY L. CLIFTON - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

HOWARD - Dorothy Lee Clifton, 74, of Moline, died Tuesday at Greenwood County Hospital in Eureka.

Memorial services will be at 6 p.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Church in Valley Center. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Moline Cemetery with Pastor Danny Clifton officiating.

Memorials are suggested to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering or Newton Memorial Hospital in Newton, and they may be left with Zimmerman Funeral Home, Howard.

Mrs. Clifton was born Feb. 25, 1932, at Furley to Albert and Florence (Baker) Mead. She attended Wichita North High School.

On June 25, 1949, she married William L. Clifton at Wichita, and he survives. They made their home in Wichita until moving to Sunnydale near Valley Center, in 1956. In 1976 the family moved to Valley Center where they remained until moving to Moline in 1999.

While a resident of Valley Center, Mrs. Clifton worked with the missions program at Calvary Baptist Church. She was currently a member of the First Baptist Church of Moline.

Other survivors include five sons, Robert and James Clifton, both of Wichita, Kenneth Clifton, of Germany, Charles Clifton, Locust Grove, Okla., and Michael Clifton, Lansing; three daughters, Victoria Darrow, Lebanon, Mo., Karen Dirksen, Woden, Iowa, and Clarissa Flora, Valley Center: a brother, Verl Mead, Aurora, Colo.; a sister, Betty Pierce, of Florida; 22 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


Howard Courant - April 23, 1914

MRS. JULIA E. CLIFTON - Submitted by L. Morgan

Julia Elizabeth Bollinger was born April 25, 1849, in Bollinger county, Missouri; died April 17, 1914, age 64 years 11 months and 22 days.

She was married to Bennona Clifton May 30, 1886 who died November 14, 1894. To this union was born four children, Mrs. C. B. Huber of Chicago, Illinois, Mrs. Z. T. Ford and Mrs. Henry Rech and Benona Clifton of Howard, Kansas.

Besides her children she leaves to mourn her death nine grandchildren, three sisters, and three brothers.

She united with the Methodist church in an early day and later joined the Christiaan church and lived a consistent Christian life.

Funeral services from the Bethony Christian church, conducted by Rev. C. A. Hall of the Howard Christian church.


The Winfield Daily Courier - April 17, 2007

MR. WILLIAM L. CLIFTON - Submitted by L. Morgan

HOWARD - William "Bill" Louis Clifton, 83, passed away April 13, 2007 at Howard Twilight Manor.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Moline Cemetery. Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard is in charge of arrangements. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1-9 p.m. Wednesday.

The family suggests contributions to the Howard Twilight Manor and may be left at the Zimmerman Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, Kan.

Clifton was born Jan. 13, 1924 in Long, Okla., to Tolbert and Arminta (Briggs) Clifton, On June 25, 1949, he married Dorothy Mead in Wichita. She preceded him in death on March 21, 2006.

During World War II, William served his country in the United States Army. He worked as a welder for the Gas Service Company in Wichita. He attended the Howard Independent Baptist Church.

Survivors include his five sons, Robert Clifton and James Clifton, both of Wichita, Kenneth Clifton, Germany, Charles Clifton, Locust Grove, Okla, and Michael Clifton, Lansing; three daughters, Victoria Darrow, Rolla, Mo., Karen Dirksen, Woden, Iowa, and Clarissa Flora, Valley Center; 23 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


Howard Courant - January 17, 1924

MRS. AETNA M. CLOUGH

Obituary of Aetna May Oldfather Clough
Obituary -- Mrs. I. P. Clough
Aetna May Oldfather was born in Madison county, Iowa, May 24, 1864, and died at her home east of Elk Falls, Kansas, January 13, 1924, aged 59 years, 7 months, and 19 days. Her early years were spent in Illinois. She came to Harper county, Kansas, with her parents when she was fourteen years old. She was married to I. P. Clough, January 23, 1882, and to this union were born nine children -- four sons and five daughters. She leaves to mourn her, a husband, two sons, Seth and Day Clough; and two daughters, Ethel DeWitt and Madge O'Quinn; their other children preceding her to her heavenly home. She also leaves three sisters and three brothers.

Funeral services were held at the Christian church in Howard, Monday, January 14th, conducted by the pastor, Rev. S. F. Butler and interment was in Grace Lawn cemetery, Howard.


Unknown Newspaper - (MAY-JULY)?, 1966

MRS. ANNA M. CLOYD - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Services Held For Anna May Cloyd
Anna May Cloyd, 92, passed away Friday at the Kansas Masonic Home in Wichita. She was born April 26, 1874, at Wennigan, Mo., and was a member of the Moline Baptist Church and of the Columbia Chapter of Eastern Star. She made her home at the Masonic Home in 1960.

She is survived by two sons, Leo R. Lancett, LaVerne, Okla., George R. Lancett, Wichita; Mrs. Clair Horn, Moline.

Rev. Anthony Simowitz officiated at services held Monday at Watt Funeral Chapel in Moline. Burial was in Moline Cemetery.


Elk Ciounty Reporter - December 21, 1972

MR. EDWIN E. CLUBINE - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Edwin Eugene Clubine, son of Benjamin and Louise Hebb Clubine was born April 22, 1953 at Sedan, Kansas. At an early age, Edwin was baptized in the First Baptist Church, Moline. He attended Sunday School and participated in B.Y.F.

Edwin was a member of the Moline Shining Star 4-H Club for nine years. He was also active in the Elk County Junior Leaders and 4-H Council.

In 1971, he graduated from the South Elk High School. He was interested in music and enjoyed playing in the band and participating in vocal groups. He was employed as assistant manager of the Phillips 66 Service Station at Matfield Green on the Kansas Turnpike near Emporia, Kansas.

Besides his parents, he is survived by a sister, Marsha and a brother, Calvin of the home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Clubine, Moline; and Mrs. Ruby Hebb, Howard; a number of aunts, uncles and cousins and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 18 in the Watt Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Anthony Simowitz of the Cherryvale Baptist Church officiated. Music was furnished by Mrs. Ted Davis and Mrs. Robin Smith. Pall bearers were Randy Phillips, Randy Wiseman, Tom Martin, Tom Wolf, Tim Kill, Mack Byard, Ed Gillespie and Mike Murphy. Interment was in the Moline Cemetery.


The Flint Hills Express - October 12, 2005>

MRS. VERA L. CLUBINE - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Vera Louise Clubine passed away on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005, at the Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville. She was 81 years of age and a resident of Moline.

Louise was born on April 13, 1924, on a farm northeast of Howard to Frank O. and Florence Ruby (Kling) Hebb. She attended Fairview and Mound Branch rural schools and graduated from Howard High School in 1942. Louise completed two years at Emporia State Teachers College and taught at Wildcat rural school and Howard Grade School for several years.

On Aug. 15, 1947, she married Ben Clubine at the First Baptist Church of Moline and they made their home in the Howard and Moline area throughout their lives.

She was actively involved in many organizations including the Elk County Cattlewomen, 4-H Extension Council, Southern Bells HDU, Music and Literary and the Busy Bee Club. She was a long time member of the First Baptist Church and served many years as a Sunday School Teacher.

She is survived by her husband, Gen; son Calvin and his wife Lezlie of Moline; daughter, Marsh Jarvis and her husband Theron of Manhattan; four grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son Edwin and her parents.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, at the Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard with Pastor Gary Boles officiating. Interment was held at the Moline Cemetery in Moline.

Memorials have been established with the First Baptist Church of Moline and Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Contributions may be left with the funeral home.

The funeral arrangements are being made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


The Courant - June 13, 1877

MRS. ADALINE CLUM - Submitted by L. Morgan

CLUM, ADALINE DIED-- At her late residence, in Paw Paw township, this county, Sunday morning, June 10, 1877, Mrs. Adaline Clum, wife of Aaron Clum, aged 31 years.

Mrs. Clum was born in the state of Michigan, where she lived until after she was married. In 1872 she moved to this county with her husband, where they have lived since, in high hopes of the future, but alast the cold hand of death was laid upon her just as the happy couple were beginning to get their beautiful house improved, so that comfort would surround them on every hand.

Possessed of wealth, health and a loving husband, she was a truly happy woman, and it was her greatest desire to extend her kindness to all around her. In the social relations of life that may be called personal, she bore herself not only without reproach, but in a manner to command the respect and love of all who enjoyed her friendship and acquaintance. Notwithstanding her advantages in worldly goods, all respectable people were equal to her, no matter what were their possessions. She was charitable to the poor in the largest sense of the term; helpful to all those who needed assistance, considerate of the wishes, wants and trials of the humble, and to her friends and associates she tendered an ostentations hospitality, which literally was without limits. She had four children, all of whom died before her death. Her husband survives. (Obit condensed)


Howard Courant - September 28, 1933

MRS. LYDIA E. CLUM - Submitted by L. Morgan

Lydia Edna Criger, oldest daughter of Albert and Elizabeth Criger, was born at Howard, Kansas, December 23, 1881, and departed this life September 23, 1933, aged 51 years and 9 months.

She grew to young womanhood in this community and was united in marriage to Orval A. Clum, February 19, 1902, and to this union five children were born, one son, Chester Dale, died in infancy. Besides her mother, Mrs. Albert Criger Sr., she is survived by her four daughters; Mrs. Valetta Garrison of Houma, Louisiana; Mrs. Margaret Miller of Howard and Misses Hazel and Elizabeth of the home. Glenn Miller has made his home with the family for several years. She also leaves two grandchildren, Mary Louise and Teddy Max Miller; three brothers, Ezra and Albert of Howard and J. R. of Marmarth, North Dakota; two sisters, Mrs. Maud Smith of Howard and Mrs. Violet Garrison of Elk Falls, other relatives and a large circle of friends.

In 1898 she was converted and united with the church and for the past 18 years she has been a member of the Methodist church at this place. She was a member of the P.E. O. Sisterhood.

The family moved to South Dakota in 1910 and lived there for 9 years, after which they returned to Howard and with the exception of these 9 years, her life has been spent in this community. Her friendships were numerous. She was loved and respected because of her beautiful Christian character. _________(unreadable) loving, thoughtful mother, a kind neighbor, a good citizen and a Christian lady.

Thus passes from the church militant to the church trimphant, one whose life has blessed this community and whose blessed Christian influence will remain to bless her loved ones, the church and her many friends.

The funeral was held in the Methodist church Monday at 2:00 p.m., conducted by the pastor, Rev. G. R. Lawellen. Music was furnished by a mixed quartette composed of Misses Nina Jane Smith, Nina Garrett, Lindsey Haile and Martin Haigler, with Miss Gertrude Hamar at the piano. The burial was in the Grace Lawn cemetery.


Elk County Citizen - September 20, 1904

MRS. SARAH A. COAN - Submitted by L. Morgan

Death of Mrs. Sarah A. Coan
KILLED BY THE CARS - Mrs. Sarah A Coan, of Howard Loses Her Life at Emporia ACCIDENT OCCURED SATURDAY

Last Saturday morning Mrs. Sarah A. Coan of this city was run over by a freight train at Emporia and received injuries from which she died at the Santa Fe hospital at Topeka Sunday morning at 9:30.

Mrs. Coan left Howard on the morning passenger for Kansas City, where she was to make her home with her son, Tom. When the train arrived at Emporia,a long freight was on one of the tracks between the Howard Branch passenger and the depot. The freight crew uncoupled the train and it is said, the relaxation of the airbrakes caused the uncoupled section to start up, knocking down Mrs. Coan who was too feeble to get out of the way. Her clothing caught in the wheels and she was dragged under them. The trucks passed over her right shoulder and also injured her internally.

Mrs. Coan was immediately taken to the Santa Fe hospital at Topeka where she was given surgical aid, but she could not withstand the shock. Her son, Tom, was with her when she passed away. She was conscious up to thirty minutes of her death.

The remains were brought to Howard Monday evening, and the funeral services were held from the residence of W. F. McClintock, Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Starkey. Interment was made in Grace lawn cemetery.

Mrs. Coan was 75 years of age, a soldier's widow, and has lived here many years. She was a member of the Methodist church, and a fine christian lady. She leaves several sons and daughters to mourn her loss and they have the sympathy of all.


Prairie Star - March 6, 2013

INFANT KADEN S. COATNEY

Kaden Scott Coatney the son of Zoey Elizabeth Scott and Kev- in Douglas Coatney both of Longton was born on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita and passed away Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013.

Other survivors include maternal grandparents; Patricia Cooley of Longton and Monte Scott of Tahlequah, Okla., paternal grandparents; Ken and Misty Coatney of Longton, maternal great-grandparents; Ginger Cooley of Longton and Katherine and Wayne Elliot of Tahlequah, Okla., paternal great-grandpar- ents; Celia and Jim Bunyard of Elk City and Jerry and Caroline Leonard of Wellington, Kan., three aunts: Heaven Scott of Inde- pendence, Kan., Lacy Scott of Longton, and Kandice Hillyard and her husband Nick of Independence, Kan., uncle Kenny Coatney and his wife Sarah of Longton, and many great aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 4, 2013, at Countryside-Zimmerman Funeral Home.

Family has suggested memorials to Choices Medical Clinic, 538 S. Bleckley, Wichita, Kansas 67218 or may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.country- sidelh.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Countryside - Zim- merman Funeral Home in Howard.


Unknown Newspaper - March 4, 1997

MRS. GLADYS H. COBLE - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

HOWARD - Gladys H. Coble, 98, of Howard, died Tuesday at Howard Twilight Manor nursing home in Howard.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard with the Rev. Robert Cooper of Howard United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be at Moline Cemetery in Moline. Memorials are suggested to Howard Twilight Manor and the Howard United Methodist Church building fund.

Mrs. Coble was born Sept. 24, 1898, near Moline to Silas Victor and Lillie May (Hebb) Jones. She spent her childhood on the family farm in the Star community and received her elementary education at Star Rural School. Her family moved near Moline in 1912 and she graduated from Moline High School. In 1917, she received her Normal Training teacher certificate. She taught school for seven years in Elk and Chautauqua counties.

She married Harold N. Coble on June 12, 1924, at Winfield. They lived on and operated a ranch southwest of Howard for more than 50 years. In 1975, they retired from the ranch and moved to Howard. Mr. Coble died on Jan. 11, 1986.

Mrs. Clerk served for 20 years as clerk of the Chaplin School Board in Elk County. She was a member of Howard United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women organization. She was active in extension Units in the communities of Union Center and Mound Branch.

Survivors include two sons, Gene and Alton, both of Howard; two sisters, Mabel Call of Cimarron and Phyllis Divineof Howard; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


Unknown Newspaper - December 17, 2000

MR. HAROLD E. COBLE - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

HOWARD - Harold Eugene "Gene" Coble, 75, longtime farmer and rancher in the Howard area, died Sunday at Newman Hospital in Emporia.

Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Howard United Methodist Church with the Revs. Kibum Kim and Doyle Copeland officiating. Private interment will be at the Moline Cemetery in Moline.

Memorials have been established with the Elk County Ambulance Service and the Howard Twilight Manor. Contributions may be left with Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.

Mr. Coble was born Sept. 22, 1925, at Howard, to Harold N. and Gladys (Jones) Coble. He attended Chaplain Grade School, and the Kansas Association of Future Farmers of America elected him to the State Farmer Degree.

After graduating from Howard High School, he joined the U.S. Navy and served during World War II. After his discharge he attended Kansas State University at Manhattan where he graduated with a degree in agriculture. He returned to Elk County and began farming with his father and brother, and this operation was later expanded to include his son, Tim.

He married Virginia Copeland on June 21, 1953, at Howard. He continued an interest in operating his farm and ranch until his death.

Mr. Coble was employed by the ASCS office in Howard and served on the ASCS board of directors. He also served on the Livestock Board, the Kansas Farm Bureau and the Elk County Watershed District. He was employed for several years by the former Production Credit Association at Howard and also served on its board of directors.

He is survived by his wife: a son, Tim Coble, Howard; three daughters, Kathryn Evans, Howard, Kristin Hutchison, Emporia: and Julia Coble, Wichita; a brother, Alton Coble, Howard; and five grandchildren.


The Elk County Citizen-Advance News - October 7, 1992

MRS. JOYCE EILEEN COBLE - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Joyce Eileen Coble passed away Saturday, September 26, 1992 at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. She was 66 years of age. Joyce was born on January 29, 1926 at Moline to Elmer William and Nora Belle Oliver Sheel. She attended Harmony Rural School east of Moline and graduated from Moline High School in 1943. Joyce worked at the Elk Falls Post Office as well as the Sharp Abstract and Title in Howard, and later worked for the Elk County Engineer's office for several years.

On March 14, 1954 she married Glenn Coble and to this union was born a son, Van and a daughter, Jill. After their marriage, Joyce and Glenn lived in Howard for a few months, before moving to a farm north of Severy. In the fall of 1956, they moved to their current home in Moline where they remained throughout her lifetime.

In addition to being a loving wife and mother, Joyce worked at several businesses in the Moline community. She was employed at the Elk Manor Nursing Home, sold Avon products for several years, and worked in the DeWate Drug Store and Bennett's Corner Store in downtown Moline.

Joyce was a former member of the Elk County Extension Council and was active in the Southern Belles EHU. She was a member of the Mother's Club of Moline, the Music and Literary club and was active in the Moline City Library Board. Joyce enjoyed helping at the Moline Senior Center and the Moline Pride organization. She was a member of the Moline United Methodist Church and was active in the UMW.

Joyce is survived by her husband, Glenn, a son Van Coble, his wife Jeannette and a grandson Zachary, of Winfield, a daughter Jill Coble of Bartlesville, OK, and two aunts, Ina Buchele and Opal Sheel of Moline.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 29, 1992 at the Moline United Methodist Church with Rev. LaDonna Carey of Moline and Rev. Dois Nix of Sedan officiating.

The honorary casket bearers were Mike Bellar, Carl Coble, Hal Coble and Carl Sheel. Interment was held in Moline Cemetery. Memorials have been established with the Moline Medical Clinic and the Moline United Methodist Church. Contributions can be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements were made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


Unknown Newspaper - October 9, 1989

MRS. VERNA G. COBLE - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

MOLINE -Verna G. Carter Coble, 89, died Monday in Grove, Okla.

Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Moline Cemetery. The Watt Funeral Home, Moline, is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be sent to the Moline Christain Church.

She was born Jan. 5, 1900, in Moline, to John and Cora Beu.

Survivors included one son, Jack Carter, Sedan; two daughters, Darlene Roundtree, Grove, Okla., and Connie Hale, Wichita; a sister, Mildred Glazier, Mountain Grove, Mo.; and nine grandchildren.


Prairie Star - November 12, 2014

MRS. MURIEL L. CODY

Muriel L. Cody, age 92, a longtime resident of rural Longton passed away Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, at the Howard Twilight Manor in Howard. She was born on Nov. 12, 1921, in Shattuck, Okla., the daughter of Charles and Lenora (Furman) Jontra. Muriel was salutatorian of her graduating class at Howard High School.

During World War II, Muriel moved to California and worked in department store, she later moved back to Howard and worked for the phone company. On Jan. 7, 1947, Muriel was united in marriage to Kelsey Cody in Independence. They would make their home in rural Longton where she was a homemaker. In 1977, Muriel was chosen Extension Homemaker of the Year. She enjoyed crocheting, gardening, canning and spending time with her family.

Muriel is survived by her husband Kelsey Cody of the home; one son Ken Cody of Longton; one daughter Linnae Cody of Liberty, Kan.; and one granddaughter Kendra Murphy of Hannibal, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Weltha Wells, Theresa Sims, Letha Hebb, and Edith Sanders; brothers, Cletus Jontra, Ernest Jontra, Charles Jontra, Stanley Jontra, Ross Jontra, and Elmer Jontra.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at Countryside Funeral Home in Howard with interment following at the Longton Cemetery. There is no visitation. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association and may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.countysidefh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Countryside Funeral Home in Howard.


Unknown Newspaper - June 12, 1990

MR. KEITH W. COFFIN

Memorial service for Keith W. Coffin, 71, who died June 12 at his home, 2810 Wagon Trail, Enid, Ok. were observed at 10 a.m., June 15, at Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home. Elder Jerry Saummers of the Latterday Saints Church officiated. Burial was at a later date in Gracelawn Cemetery at Howard.

He was born Dec. 5, 1918, in rural Crescent to Roy and Myrtle Coffin and graduated from Covington High School in 1937. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1941 to 1945, serving in Japan during World War II. He and Elizabeth "Betty" Gibbon were married Oct. 12, 1946, at Wichita, Ks.

Coffin worked for Champlin Petroleum Company from March 1948 until his retirement in 1981.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church and Carter Rader Post 149 American Legion in Howard.

Surviving are his wife; one sister, Bertha Mae Moore of Oklahoma City; and nieces and nephews. Keith was a brother-in-law of Frank and Marjorie Gibbon.

He was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to charity of donor's choice.


Unknown_Newspaper - October 27, 2002

MRS. HELLEN M. COLE - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

FALL RIVER - Hellen Mane Cole, 71, of Fall River, died Sunday at Fredonia Regional Hospital. - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Fall River United Methodist Church with Jack Crone. Harry Disbrow and Jim Schoenberger officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery, west of Fall River.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Timmons Funeral Home, Fredonia. Memorials are suggested to the Harry Hynes Hospice and may be left with the funeral home.

Mrs. Cole was born April 9, 1931 in Wichita, the daughter of Walter Allen and Johanne (Neilsen) Freeman. She graduated from East High School in Wichita.

She worked for Kansas Bank Note for several years and had operated Granny's Country Corner in Fall River for the past 13 years.

Mrs. Cole had served as mayor and on the Fall River city council for several years.

On April 21, 1957, she married Flood E. Cole at Hunter, Okla., and he survives at the home.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Cole is survived by a daughter, Deborah D. Cole, Arma; a son, Flood E. Cole Jr., Leavenworth; a sister, Lois Bowlby, Hutchinson; a brother, Walter Stockton, Fredonia: and three grandchildren.


Unknown Newspaper - October 28, 2000

MR. DONALD L. COLLIER - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

MOLINE - Donald Lee Collier, 69, of Moline and Wichita, died Saturday at the Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Moline Christian Church, with Pastor Ted Smith officiating. The honor guard from McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita will conduct military graveside services at the Moline Cemetery. A memorial has been established with the Chautauqua County Animal Shelter, Sedan, and contributions may be left with the Zimmerman Funeral Home, Howard. which is han-dling the arrangements.

Mr. Collier was born March 25, 1931 at Mason, Ky., to Elmer Lee and Ida Beatrice (Lockhart) Collier. He grew up and graduated high school in the Mason area.

He enlisted in the United State Army Air Corps in 1949. While stationed overseas he married Sylvia Powiss in Wales. The couple later divorced.

Mr. Collier served 20 years in the Air Force, including two tours of duty in Vietnam, retiring in 1969.

On July 2, 1971, he married Eda Carlene (Brust) Coleman at Maize, and the couple made their home in Wichita. He was employed as a parts and equipment buyer for Sherwood Construction Company, retiring in 1981.

In 1993, the couple purchased a home in Moline while also maintaining their Wichita home.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Collier is survived by two sons, Richard Collier, Cheyenne, Wyo., and Gary Collier, Stateboro, Ga.; two daughters, Gail DuRant, Newport News, Va., and Donna Creasy, Brooklet, Ga.; a sister, Doris Ann Collier, Frankfort, Ky., and six grandchildren.


Unknown Newspaper - April 30, 1967

MR. JAMES R. COLLINS - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Rites Held For James Collins
James R. Collins of Moline passed away at the Eureka Rest Home April 30, 1967. He was born in Bloomington, Ill., February 19, 1898. Collins was a member of the Catholic church. He was a male nurse. There are no known survivors.

The Rosary was recited Tuesday at the Watt Funeral Home Chapel. The funeral was held Wednesday at St. Mary's Church, with interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Rev. Patrick J. Mannion officiated.


Prairie Star - July 20, 2016

MR. JOHN O. COLLINS

John Oliver Collins, the Mayor of Elk Falls, passed away suddenly at age 56.

John, who was an entrepreneur and world traveler was born May 26, 1960 to parents Oliver Oscar Collins and Allison Crumm (Hatfield) Collins in Englewood, Colo.

John was a self-employed business man who loved to read and was an avid rock hunter. His knowledge and his dreams took him many places, one of which led him to the Philippines, where he met and married his wife, Edsy (Calatrava) Collins, on Oct. 22, 2007, who resides at their home in Elk Falls. To this union was born a daughter, Allison, who was the love of John’s life. He was a very devoted and proud father.

With his talents and skills, John was able to work as an electrician and carpenter when needed, and was also a wonderful cook. He loved garage sales and never met a stranger as he could start a conversation with just about anyone. He was also very devoted to his dogs, who were just like family to him. John was very active in the Elk Falls Senior Group and helped often with their Thursday dinners.

John is survived by his wife, Edsy, and daughter Allison, his mother Allison, and brothers Michael Collins (Wilda) of Milliken, Colo., and Jack Collins (Rebecca) of Platteville, Colo.; sisters Melody Buescher (Gene) of Springdale, Ark., Robin Collins of Sedan, and Rebeka Eck (Paul) of Elk Falls, and a host of nieces and nephews and friends.

John was preceded in death by his father, Oliver Collins. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 19 at 10 a.m. at the Calvary Chapel in Elk Falls. Interment followed at the Elk Falls Cemetery in Elk Falls. Family suggests memorials Elk Falls Senior Center and may be left with the funeral home. Countryside Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com.


The Moline Review - February 16, 1900

MR. JOHN COLVIN - Submitted by Dan Durbin

John Colvin Dead:
John Colvin was born in Montgomery county, Ohio, January 8, 1841; died at his home near Moline, Kansas, Thursday, February 15, 1900, at 9 o'clock a. m. aged 59 years and 5 weeks.

Early in life Mr. Colvin moved to Illinois and in 1870 came to Kansas, locating on what is now a part of the Ellsworth ranch. Later he moved onto the farm where he died.

In 1872 Mr. Colvin married Miss Mary F. Thomas, who with five sons survive him.

At an early age the deceased became a member of the Presbyterian church, and his entire life was that of a Christian.

John Colvin was a man to whom was embodied all the noble traits of manhood; he was a kind and affectionate husband and a most indulgent parent. From his countless host of friends there comes no word of criticism.

In 1888 Mr. Colvin was the candidate for vice-president on the Industrial Reform ticket, with Albert E. Redstone for president. Several years prior to his death, his family and most intimate friends noticed that at times his mind seemed to wander from the usual, and finally took on the demented phase of hallucination to an extreme degree. This mental condition gradually grew until it finally required the strictest vigil on the part of his family and friends to guard against some sad accident in his wandering. During his periods of hallucination he imagined himself the owner of railroads and different places of business, but in all his wandering did he once cease to be the honest citizen, the kind husband and father his friends knew him to be in his better days. A little more than a year ago it was found necessary to confine this most unfortunate man in an asylum, and accordingly he was taken to Osawatomie, December 15, 1898, where he remained until one week ago yesterday when he was brought home, where he died as stated.

To us the most pathetic of all misfortunes is the dethroned reason of a noble man. Such was the condition of this man.

To his wife and five sons who survive him our sincerest sympathies are extended.

Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. J. P. Armstrong at the M. E. church in Moline, today at 2 p.m. Interment was made in the Moline cemetery.


Prairie Star - January 12, 2011

MRS. ELSIE CONCANNON

Elsie Pear (Lisiun) Concannon, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at Beauregard Memorial Hospital in DeRidder, La,, at the age of 90 years old. At her request, no service will be held.

Elsie was born on March 21, 1920 to Everett. W. Liston and Ethel Gertrude (Cardin) Listen in Ripley, Okla. She was a member of RIpley First Church of God. Elsie graduated from Ripley high school in 1937. She married Raymond George McIntyre at Guthrie, Okla.. in 1938, They made their home 10 miles west of Howard.

In Howard, Eisie was active In Elk County 4-H. She served as a project leader and an adult leader for more than 16 years. She was also active on the Elk County Extension Council. She farmed with her husband for 30 years. They were later divorced in 1968.

She worked for 11 years for the Elk County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) office. She was transferred to the Olathe ASCS office where she worked for five years.

After retiring from federal service, she married James M. Concannon Jr. in 1973, They made their home in Garden City, Kan. She worked for Far Better Feeds as a secretary to the regional manager. She and her husband owned Concannon liquor store until Mr. Concannon's death in 1986. Elsie received her real estate license and sold real estate for 16 years.

She moved to Bedford, Texas in 1992 to help care for her son-in-law, Jim Mullins who had cancer. After his death, she worked at Granny's store at Six Flags over Texas in Arlington. In 2002, she moved to Perkins, Okia., to be near her granddaughter Michelle. When her grandson-in-law was transferred to Louisiana-she moved with them and resided with them until her death.

She is survived by her sister Lavon Robinson and husband Wayne of Woodburn,.0re.: brother Cecil Liston of Boulder City. Nev.; daughter Shirley Ann Mullins and Gary Van Aller of Bedford, Texas; daughter Karen Sue Jordan and husband Rich of Little Elm, Texas: granddaughter Angela Appleton and husband Mike of Bedford, Texas; granddaughter Michelle Washam and husband David of DeRidder, La.; grandson John Crawford and wife Amanda of Stillwater, Okla.; great-grandchildren Amber and husband Grant of Lubhock, Texas; Cody Appleton of Bedford, Texas; Alex, Jacob, and Zoe Washam of DeKidder, La.; Jackey, Lucas, and Jocelyn Crawford, of Stillwater. Okla.

She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Raymond McIntyre, second husband Jim Concannon, son-in-law Jim Mullins, and sister-in-law Peggy Liston.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Chris Granger for his care, Dequincy Home Health- Mr. Doug, Ms. Carlotta, and Mrs. Kathy and the nurses at Beauregard Memorial Hospital.


Prairie Star - March 30, 2016

MR. ELMER L. COOK

Elmer Louis Cook, age 81, of Longton, passed away, Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at his home in Longton.

Elmer was born Sept. 6, 1934 in Capron, Okla., to Albert David Cook and Dorothea Mae (Schwanz) Cook. He attended school in Udall graduating from Udall High School in the class of 1953. After high school he attended one year of Vo-Tech School.

In 1956 he enlisted in the United States Army serving his country until he was honorably discharged in 1958.

In May of 1959 he married Dianna Buchanan and they were later divorced.

On Aug. 12, 1967 he married Karen Kramer at the First Baptist Church in Longton. They made their home in Longton for many years where Elmer was a farmer.

Elmer was on the Coop Board of Directors and also the Elk County Free Fair Board of Directors.

Elmer is survived by his wife of 48 years, Karen Cook of the home in Longton; two sons, Vincent Cook of Longton, and Shane Cook and wife Marlene of Longton; three daughters, Rose Puckett and husband Rick of Fairland, Okla., Lavone Rials of Lawrence, and Cristy Huggins of Neodesha; one brother, Richard Cook of Longton; two sisters, Clara Lacey of Udall and Glenda Jolley of Westminster, Colo.; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; and many other family and friends.

Elmer was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Dale Cook.

Church services were held Monday, March 28, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Longton with Pastor Mack Byard officiating. Burial followed at the Longton Cemetery in Longton. The casket will be closed.

The family has suggested memorials to the Elk County Free Fair or the American Cancer Society and remembrances may be left in care of the Allen Family Funeral Services, 3848 W. Main, Independence, Kansas 67301.

To view the obituary online or leave a message for the family please go to www.allenfamilyfs.com. Allen Family Funeral Services of Independence are in charge of arrangements.


The Moline Advance - August 13, 1914

MR. EMERA E. COOK - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Emera E. Cook Passes Away
Died in Moline Thursday, August 6th, 1914
He Was an Honest, Upright Citizen, Who Had Lived Here Many Years

Death was not unexpected, but when it came to Emera F. Cook this community felt a distinct and definite loss. He had lived in this community many years and was an honest, upright citizen, a good neighbor, a good husband and father and a good friend to all. He was a member of the Woodmen lodge and was of quiet, unassuming gentleman. Noble in character, upright in life he will be greatly missed by the entire community.

The funeral services were held at his late home at the northwest corner of town and were conducted by the Rev. J. H. Sutton. Interment was in the Moline cemetery. The following obiturary has been furnished for publication.

Emera F. Cook was born August 30, 1857 in the state of Wisconsin, died August 6th, 1914, at Moline, of appendicitis, aged 56 years 11 months and 7 days.

Mr. Cook came to Kansas with his parents in the year 1871, and settled on a place three miles north of Moline. In the year 1887 he was married to Miss Lizzie Sheel. To this union six children were born and all are now living. Mr. Cook has never been a member of any church but has always been a believer in the religion of our Lord and Saviour and died trusting in the Lord.

There are left to mourn the loss of the deceased a wife, six children, four brothers and one sister and a number of more distant relatives and hosts of friends.


The Moline Advance - March 13, 1919

MISS RUBY A. COOK - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Death of Ruby Cook
Ruby Alice Cook, the youngest daughter of Mrs. Lizzie Cook, was born near Moline, Kansas, August 11, 1903, and departed this life March 9, 1919.

Ruby was a frail girl having been a great sufferer the greater part of her life. She was known by her friends as a patient, compassionate and sympathetic friend, fond of the companionship of young people, and of children especially, in whom she took great pleasure. Though suffering much always as the result of her frail and weakened physical condition she often found relief by gratifying her love for music, often sitting at the piano and finding pleasure in what would otherwise be a weary hour. She was always glad to attend Sunday School when able to go and though not having membership in the church organization yet she knew her Savior and prayed daily to the God she loved.

She leaves behind to mourn her departure, her mother, four sisters, Mrs. Lillie Saffels, Mrs. Emma Hugg, Mrs. Matilda Hupfer and Mrs. Schult; and one brother, George, besides many friends and companions among whom she will be missed with sorrow.

The funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon conducted by Rev. J. P. Landon and interment was made in the Moline cemetery.

A fair young form has fallen
'Midst those who loved her best;
Gently she lived and patient
God grant to give her rest.


Howard Courant - September 14, 1916

MRS. SOPHIA COOK - Submitted by L. Morgan

Mrs. Sophia Cook lived in Michigan the early part of her life and was married at Constantine, Michigan in 1855 to Jonas H. Cook. As a bride of 18 she set out with her husband to the state of Kansas. They traveled all the journey in a "prairie schooner" enduring as she did with pioneer fortitude the hardships incident to the journey and the life in an unknown and untried country. A country which at that time was infested with the adventurers of border warfare and later strained by the uncertainties of civil strife.

Mr. and Mrs. Cook settled first at what was then Ohio City, a town which has ceased to exist. Two years later, in 1857 they moved to Ottawa and in 1883 came to Howard which has since been her residence. Mrs. Cook united with the Presbyterian church of Howard in 1898. Her husband and companion of pioneer days preceded her to the Land O' the Leal (?) in 1904. To this union five children were born of whom the eldest, Homer, died at the age of seven; her daughter Mrs. DeVore, died in 1911, Mrs. C. F. Osborn, Mr. Fred Cook, Mrs. S. W. Gregg and 2 grandchildren, James DeVore and Fred Osborn and a host of friends mourn her loss.

Mr. and Mrs.. Cook in active life were engaged in the hotel business. Besides making a true home for her children, the home spirit permeated all the hospitality of frontier life, and there was a genuine interest and welcome for the stranger within the gates. She did what she could. She lived in her house by the side of the road and made others glad.

At half past eleven on the night of September 8th, Mrs. Cook was stricken with apoplexy and scarcely moved again, passing away quietly about 7 o'clock on the following morning. Had she lived until next February she would have been 80 years of age rounding out an active life of four score years.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Kearns at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gregg. Interment was in the Grace Lawn cemetery.


Unknown Newspaper - January 26, 2000

MRS. VICKIE A. COOK - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

Services for Vickie Ann Cook, 54, of rural Longton, will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Potts Chapel with the Rev. David Sanchez, pastor of the Longton Community Christian Church, officiating. Private interment will be in Lonton Cemetery.

A though the casket has been closed, friends may register at the funeral home until 5 p.m. today, and after 8 a.m. Saturday.

Memorials are suggested to the Kansas Cancer Society at the University of Kansas Medical Center, and they may be left at the funeral home.

Mrs. Cook died Wednesday at 6:10 p.m. at Mercy Hospital where she had been admitted a short time earlier. She had been in failing health.

She was born May 11, 1945, in Wellington, to Donald and Marguerite (Darby) Gwartney. She attended Elk City schools.

On March 27, 1964, in Independence, she married Richard Cook and he survives. The couple engaged in farming during her lifetime.

Mrs. Cook was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars auxiliaries in Caney.

Other survivors include two sons, Christopher Cook. Pawhuska, Okla., and Damon Cook, Redding; a daughter, Tammle McDow, Belle Plaine; her mother, Marguerite Dunsworth. Independence; two brothers, Kent Gwartney, Syracuse, Neb.. and Galen Gwartney, Independence; and six grandchildren.


Prairie Star - November 13, 2013

MR. GLENN A. COOKSON

Glenn A. Cookson, age 83, of WaKeeney, Kan., passed away Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 at Hays Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 2, 1930 in East St. Louis, Ill., the son of Joseph and Irma (Gohs) Cookson.

After graduating high school, Glenn served our country in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

Prior to living in WaKeeney for over ten years, he spent 50 years in Howard, Kan.

On Oct. 5, 1956, Glenn was united in marriage to Darlene Mavis Dotterer. They enjoyed 55 years of marriage together, until Darlene’s death on April 20, 2012.

Glenn was a heating and air conditioning technician, as well as an electrician. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge AF & AM #148 and the American Legion Moore Post #197 of Wa-Keeney. He was a very musical person, as he loved playing the banjo and harmonica. He played in a group that went around to various nursing homes to entertain the residents. Glenn enjoyed farming and ranching in his youth, and later was a great gardener. He was always known for his talent of telling a great story.

Glenn will be missed by two daughters Debra (Everett) Carrell of Pittsburg, Kan., and Irene (Max)


of WaKeeney; grandchildren (Debra and Everett’s) Katherine, Dallas, Christopher, Danny, Ivan, Natasha, and Gary Carrell, and (Irene and Max’s) Lt. Toby (Holly) and Taylor Dirks; and a great-grandchild Julian Carrell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Irma; his wife, Darlene; and two brothers Joseph Robert and Eugene Cookson.

Memorial services were held Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at Schmitt Funeral Home of WaKeeney. Private inurnment will be at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery in WaKeeney. There will be no visitation.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Masonic Scholarship Fund, and may be sent in care of Schmitt Funeral Home, 336 North 12th, WaKeeney, KS 67672. Words of support may be sent to the family at www.schmittfuneral. com. Winfield Daily Courier - April 18, 2003

MR. EUGENE K. COOKSON - Submitted by L. Morgan

HOWARD--- Eugene Kenneth "Gene" Cookson, 75, longtime resident of Howard, died April 16, 2003 at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Howard United Methodist Church. The Rev. Julie Shields and Pastor Robin Haines will officiate. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery.

A memorial has been established with the Howard Senior Center. Contributions may be made through Zimmerman Funeral Home.

Cookson was born June 27, 1927, in Belleville, Ill., to Irma (Gohs) and Joseph Cookson. He grew to manhood in Illinois and graduated from Dupo High School in 1946.

After graduating from high school, he joined the U. S. Merchant Marine and on Sept. 5, 1946, he joined the U. S. Army. He served in World War II and the Korean War. For a short time he lived in East St. Louis, Mo., before moving to Howard.

On March 27, 1948, he married Louise Mary McLean in Howard. They made their home in Wichita where he was employed at Beech Aircraft Co. In 1954 they moved to Howard and founded Cookson's Electric. After their store building burned in 1970, they bought the Western Auto business and moved to the former Smith and Goodwin Building in Howard. In 1975 they became a True Value store and their son, Mark, continues to operate the business today. Cookson retired from Cookson's True Value in 1992.

He was a longtime member of the American Legion Carter-Rader Post 129 and Hope Masonic Lodge 155, both of Howard.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Cookson, Howard; two sons, Mark Cookson, Howard, and Robert Cookson, Bloomington, Ind.; a daughter, Linda Craig, Wichita; a brother, Glenn Cookson, Wakeeney; five grandsons and one great-granddaughter.


Prairie Star - November 11, 2015

MRS. LOUISE M. COOKSON

Louise Mary Cookson, age 87, of Howard, passed away Nov. 5, 2015 at the Eureka Nursing Center in Eureka.

Louise was born Feb. 18, 1928 in Howard, the daughter of Charles and Opal (Munson) McLean.

After graduating from Howard High School, she married Eugene Cookson on March 27, 1948. In 1954, Louise and Gene moved from Wichita, where she had worked at Beech Aircraft, to Howard and founded Cookson’s Electric. After their store building burned in 1970, they bought the Western Auto business and moved to the former Smith and Goodwin Building in Howard. In 1975 they became a True Value store and their son, Mark, continues to operate the business today. Louise retired from Cookson’s True Value in 1993.

Louise was a member on the Chamber of Commerce, American Legion Women’s Auxiliary, Rotary and the Square Dance Federation.

Louise is survived by her children, Mark Cookson of Howard, Robert Cookson and wife Christena of Howard, Linda Craig and husband Robert of Howard, sister Marie MaGee and husband Charlie of Independence, brother, Richard McLean and wife Juanita of Howard, five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Opal, husband, Eugene, infant daughter Sharon, twin sister, Lucille Parker, and brother, Chuck McLean.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, 2 p.m. at Countryside Funeral Home in Howard. Interment was at Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Family suggests memorials to the Howard Friendship Meals and may be mailed to P.O. Box 1233, Howard, KS 67349. Countryside Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and on-line condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com.


July 1956

MR. CHARLES A. COMBS

Charles Alfred Combs, son of Alfred and Emma Combs, was born October 13, 1890, at Ottawa, Kansas, afterwards moving to Howard, Kansas, with his parents. He attended school in Elk county.

On December 24, 1912, he was united in marriage to Thelma Riderburg of Longton, Kansas. To this union was born one son, Charles LeRoy Combs, now of Eugene, Oregon.

He served as a faithful county worker for 31 years at Howard.

He passed away quietly at his home in Howard near midnight on July 27, 1956. He passed as he had lived, for he was a quiet, unassuming man, trusting in God and loving his family and friends. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, Thelma, of the home, and his son, LeRoy, of Eugone, Oregon; also four nieces and one nephew, and many true friends. His father, mother and one sister preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held at the Moon Chapel in Howard at 10:00 a. m., Tuesday, July 31st, conducted by the Rev. P. L. Mitchell, pastor of the Howard Methodist church. The music was furnished by Charles Miller, soloist, and Mrs. Willis Miller, accompanist. The casket bearers were Fred Hasty, Horace Swafford, Bert Bennett. Wm. Gragg, Henry Beiter and Oscar Miller. Concluding services and interment were at Grace Lawn cemetery, Howard.


May 1990

MR. ROBERT S. COMBS

Robert Combs passed away May 25, 1990, at his home in Rosarita, Mexico after a long illness with cancer. He was two weeks short of his 57th birthday. Bob was born June 5, 1933, in Pueblo, Colorado to Arvil and Virginaia Combs. At the age of three, he moved to Howard where he was raised by his grandparents, Steve and Mary Combs, and his aunt and uncle, Clifford and Mabel Sullivan.

Bob attended Howard Elementary School and graduated from Howard High School in May of 1950 where he was a star football player.

Bob enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on June 5, 1950, and after training was sent to Korea where he made the Inchon Landing and won the Bronze Star. He was also wounded in action and received a Purple Heart. Bob was wounded again in the fighting north of Seoul and received a second Purple Heart. Bob was returned to action in time to participate in the fierce fighting at the Chosen Rcservori in February of 1951. this unit of 250 men fought the rear-guard action in the retreat from Chosen. There were only 19 survivors of the 250 men, and they were all wounded and were captured when they ran out of ammunition. Eight of the 19 died in Chinese prison camps. Bob and the other 10 survivors were repatriated across the Freedom Bridge at Panmunjom after almost 10 months as prisoners in China. Combs was awarded a third Purple Heart and the Silvcr Star for gallantry, our Nation’s second highest military honor, for the gallant light at the Chosen Reservoir.

Bob spent almost a year in the military hospitals recovering from his wounds. He then served as a drill instructor at both Paris Island and San Diego Marine Recruit Depots, interspersed with a short tour in Nicaragua. His physical condition as a result of his wounds worsened, and he was given a medical disability discharge from the Marines in August of 1956, with the permanent rank of Master Sergeant.

Bob then worked for national General Cinema until 1972 when he retired with an old comrade, John Clemenie, and they lived in Rosarita, Mexico with a number of other retired military people. Bob was a member of American Legion Post No. 43 in Los Angeles.

He is survived by his Aunt Eula Combs Heuschkel of El Paso, Texas; a brother Dick Combs of Riverside, California, and his two close cousins, Herb Sullivan of Columbs, Ohio, and Ed Sullivan of Denver, Colorado. Services were in San Diego on May 29.


Prairie Star - January 19, 2011

MRS. VERA M. CONARD-ROBERTS

Vera Mae Conard-Roberts age 76, a longtime resident of Severy, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011 at Via Christ St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.

She was born on Sept. 4, 1934 in Howard, the daughter of Vernon Cole and Lucy Edna (Fee) Adams. Vera was a graduate of Howard High School class of 1952. While in High School Vera found time to work in the Smith & Goodwin Store, make life-long friends with her classmates, cheerlead, and meet the love of her life Herbert Ivan Conard. On Oct. 12, 1952 Vera was united in marriage to Herbert Ivan Conard in Howard. Although Vera and Ivan grew up with very little, they worked hard and raised two children, Cole and Carey, and instilled a hard work ethic in them. The most important things in Vera's life were her family, church and friends. She never missed a family members' ball game. She was present for every one of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren's birth.

Vera and Ivan celebrated 51 wonderful years of marriage until his death on April 29, 2003. Vera was mother, grandmother, farmer and homemaker. She was a member of the Severy L Methodist Church, a member and president of UMW and the Cosmos Club since 1952. Vera enjoyed painting, quilting, sewing, crocheting baby blankets for all her grandchildren, attending auctions and collecting antiques.

On July 1, 2005 Vera married Bill Roberts in Severy.

Vera is survived by her husband Bill Roberts of Severy, one son Cole Conard and his wife Jeannie of Severy, one daughter Carey Triboulet and her husband Ed of Moline, two sisters Helen Hinkle of Howard and Georgia Ambler of Port Orchard. Wash., six grandchildren Will Conard, Robin Miner, Clay Conard, Adam Conard, Thad Triboulet and Megan Triboulet, and ten greatgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ivan Conard, two brothers Elmer Adams and Stanley Adams, and two sisters Francis Logsdon and Louella Foxx.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 at Severy United Methodist Church with Rev. Charles Cryderman officiating. Interment was at Twin Grove Cemetery.

Family suggests memorial contributions be made to Severy United Methodist Church and may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family at www. countrysidefh.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Countryside-Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard.


Unknown Newspaper - January 28, 2001

MRS. IVA P. CONKLIN

HOWARD - Iva Pearl Conklin, 90, of Moline, died Sunday at the Elk Manor Nursing Home in Moline. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grenola Christian Church, with Pastor Wallace Wartick officiating. Interment will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Grenola.

Memorials have been established with Grenola Christian Church and the Grenola Senior Center. Contributions may be left with Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.

Mrs. Conklin was born Oct. 15, 1910 at Grenola to Roy H. and Etta (Moore) Dory. She attended Greenfield rural school and graduated from Grenola High School.

On Dec. 31, 1932, she married William H. Conklin at Grenola. The couple lived in several locations, with most of the time in California, before returning,to Kansas in 1952. They returned to Grenola in 1958. Mr. : Conklin died in 1972.

Mrs. Conklin was a member of the Grenola Senior Center, the Democratic Club and the Grenola Christian Church.

She is survived by two sons, Ronald Conklin, Kansas, and Donald Conklin, Grenola; a daughter, Elizabeth Featherston, Grenola; a sister, Arline Samms, Orange, Texas; 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.


Unknown Newspaper - December 29, 2003

MR. RONALD W. CONKLIN - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

HOWARD -- Ronald Wayne Conklin, 56, Wlnfield died Saturday at a hospital in Wichita.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Greenlawn Cemetery, Grenola, with Pastor Mark Loftin of the Grenola United Methodist Home, Howard, handling arrangements.

Mr. Conkiin was born Jan. 7, 1947, in Bakersfield, Calif., the son of William H. and Iva P. (Dory) Conklin. He lived his early years in California and moved in 1958 with his family to Grenola.

Mr. Conklin served four years in the U.S. Navy and 10 years in the U.S. Marine Corps: He served during the Vietnam War in which he patrolled the Mekong Delta.

Following military service, Mr. Conklin was a welder and heavy equipment operator at various locations in the U.S. He was a lifelong member of Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include a brother, Don Conklin, and a sister, Elizabeth Featherston, both of Grenola. Memorials can be made to VFW Post 3544, Winfield.


Unknown Newspaper - April 17, 1990

MR. ROY W. CONKLIN - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

Roy William Conklin, 52, of Grenola, died Tuesday (April 17, 1990) in the William Newton Memorial Hospital in Winfield.

He was born Dec. 21, 1937, in Queen Creek, Ariz., to William and Iva (Dory) Conklin.

On Feb. 27, 1956, he married Dixie Ann Newman in Bartlesville. They had made their home in Grenola throughout the past 25 years.

Mr. Conklin was a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local No. 339 in Coffeyville for several years.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Robert and Alan, both of Dexter; two daughters, Debra Albert and Karen Stong, both of Grenola; his mother of Grenola; two brothers, Donald of Grenola and Ronald of North Carolina; a sister, Elizabeth Featherston of Grenola; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grenola Christian Church with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery under direction of the Zimmerman Funeral Home, Howard. The family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association.


Unknown Newspaper - May 1, 1987

INFANT DERRICK M. CONNELLY - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

GRENOLA - Derrick Matthew Connelly, nine-month-old son of Rick and Joy Connelly of Grenola, died Friday morning at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Grenola Christian Church. Burial will be in Grenola's Greenlawn Cemetery under the direction of the Miles Memorial Chapel of Winfield.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.

Memorials have been established with the Grenola Christian Church and with the Prairie View Christian Camp at Arkansas City, and contributions may be left at the church or the funeral home.

Derrick Matthew Connelly was born Aug. 1, 1986, at Wichita, the son of Rick and Joy (Reeves) Connelly. He was transferred to the Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., when he was just two days old, and later received care at the Neonatal Care Unit at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, until he was able to go home at the age of two months.

Survivors include his parents of the home; three brothers, Lucas, Weston and Jacob, all of the home; paternal grandmother, Rose Waldroupe of Winfield; maternal grandparents, Carl and Bertha Reeves of Grenola; and great-grandmothers, Edna Reeves of Caldwell, Meda Wolfe of Grenola, and Bessie Waldroupe of Winfield.


Unknown Newspaper - January 31, 1999

MRS. MARIE P. CONNER - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

SEDAN - Marie Pauline Connor, 91, of Moline, died Saturday at Cedar Vale Hospital in Cedar Vale.

Graveside services and interment will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Grenola, with the Rev. Gerald Manley of the Moline United Methodist Church officiating. Graves-Baird Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.

A memorial has been established with the Moline United Methodist Church, and contributions may be left with the funeral home.

Mrs. Connor was born Sept. 21, 1907, at Grenola to John and Laura (Hall) Munsey. She was a retail clerk, a member of the Moline United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.

On Jan. 19, 1926, she married Myron M. Connor, and he died in 1947.

Survivors include two sons, Richard Connor, Mount Airy, N.C., and John Connor, Martinez, Calif.; a daughter, Mary Belle Verbeck, Moline; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.


Unknown Newspaper - November 27, 1990

MR. GERALD K. CONWAY SR. - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

MOLINE - Gerald Kenneth Conway Sr., 72, of Moline, died Tuesday at Mercy Hospital in Independence. Vigil will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Moline. Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church with burial at the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Moline. Father David O'Leary will officiate.

A memorial has been established with the St. Mary's Catholic Church. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Watts Funeral Home.

Gerald Kenneth Conway Sr. was born on June 9, 1918, in Moline, to Michael J. and Ana E. (Brogan) Conway.

He was a veteran of World War II and a retired service manager of Ames Cheverolet Co. in Moline. He was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church.

On Feb. 25, 1946, he married Mary L. Jansen in Neodesha. She survives at the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Kenneth Conway Jr., El Paso, Texas, and Michael Conway, Milwaukee, Wis.; three daughters, Mary M. Brown, Owasso, Okla., Patti Sweet, Wichita, and Michelle VanderLinden, Burlington; four sisters, Sister Mary Agnes A. Conway, Fredonia, Sister Mary Joan Conway, Fort Scott, Sister Mary Michael Conway, Independence, and Julia Cherry, Lawrence; and nine grandchildren.


Prairie Star - May 28, 2014

MRS. MARY L. CONWAY

Funeral services for Mary Louise Conway, formerly of Moline, have been scheduled for 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Franciscan Villa in Broken Arrow, Okla. Father Swift will officiate.

Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. at the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Moline, under the direction of Hayhurst Funeral Home, Broken Arrow.

Mary Louise Conway was born July 9, 1924 in Neodesha, Kan., the daughter of John P. and Clara A. (Gudde) Jansen. She died at Franciscan Villa Care Center in Broken Arrow, Okla., on Thursday, May 22, 2014. She was 89 years of age.

The former Miss Mary Louise Jensen was a 1942 graduate of Altoona, Kan., High School. She was married to Gerald Conway on Feb. 25, 1946 in Neodesha. He preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 1990.

Mary worked for Santa Fe Railroad from 1943 to 1947 as a telegraph operator. She spent the rest of her life as a homemaker. Mary moved to Broken Arrow in 2007. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Moline for 71 years.

She is survived by sons, Michael and wife Carol Conway, Milwaukee, Wisc., Ken and wife Olga Conway, Fort Worth, Texas; daughters, Margaret and husband J. Michael Bartlett, Tulsa, Okla., Patti and husband Brad Sweet, Wichita, Kan., Michelle and husband Doug Vander Linden, Burlington, Kan.; sisters, Margaret Cox of Pasadena, Calif., Anna Thurman of Kingston, Okla., Clara Young of Olpe, Kan.; sister-in-law, Julia Conway Cherry, of Lawrence, Kan.; 16 grandchildren; and 11 greatgrandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and sister, Rose Whistler.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s Church in Moline.


Prairie Star - October 9, 2013

MRS. JOETTA F. CONYERS

\ JoEtta Fern Conyers, age 84, a resident of Howard, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 at the Greenwood County Hospital in Eureka.

She was born on Sept. 26, 1929 in Dawson, Neb., the daughter of David Everett and Odessa Louise (Parker) Magers.

JoEtta worked for many years as a pharmacy technician at Batson’s Drug Store in Howard. She was a member of the Howard United Methodist Church. From paintings to crocheting JoEtta enjoyed doing arts and crafts.

She is survived by two daughters, Sharle Watkins of Howard and Pamela Fickle of Towanda, Kan., stepchildren, Renee Conyers, Kim Davis, Robert Conyers, Scott Conyers and Charlotte McElroy, one sister Maxine Misselwitz of Mercer Island, Wash., two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Galen Conyers, one sister Helen Conyers and step-son David Conyers.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Howard United Methodist Church with Pastor Stacy Ellsworth officiating.

Family suggests contributions to Friendship Meals and may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Countryside-Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


Unknown Newspaper - March 13, 2001

MR. ALFRED CORLE - Contributed by FOFG-AW.

Alfred Corle, 86, of Howard, died Tuesday March 13, 2001 at Mercy Hospital in Independence.

Mr. Corle born on June 1, 1914, at Havana, at Franklin Leslie and Viva Ophelia (Key) Corle.

He married Mabel Dora Geren on Dec. 9, 1936, at Niotaza. They began farming near Caney. They later farmed and ranched for eight years in the panhandle of Oklahoma before returning to the Caney community. In 1951, the family moved to Elk County where they have made their home. He has lived in the Howard community during the past several years. His hobbies included fishing, gardening, dancing, and working with animals.

Survivors include five sons, Joe of Moline, Larry of Coffeyville, Charles Wilbur of Wichita, Gene of Elk Falls, and Jim of Liberty; his daughter, Nancy Tuck of Elk Falls; three brothers, Henry of Caney, Charlie of Iowa, and Elmer of Idaho; a sister, Nellie Moore of Havana; 14 grandchildren; 24 greatgrandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife; two children; two brothers, and three sisters.

Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Elk Falls Cemetery at Elk Falls.

A memorial has been established with American Diabetes Association. Contributions may be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements are being made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


Prairie Star - April 16, 2014

MR. STEVEN W. CORNETT

Steven Wayne Cornett, age 49 of Haltom City, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at his home in Haltom City, Texas.

He was born on Feb. 22, 1965, at the Fredonia Hospital to Eddie and Kathy Cornett of Severy Kan.

Steve was a 1983 graduate of West Elk High School in Howard, Kan. He also worked for his Grandpa and Grandma Morrow at Morrows Grocery Store in Severy. He loved to hunt, fish and trap. He worked for Flint Oak Ranch as a Guide for 27 years until moving to Haltom City, Texas in 2012. He worked for the City of Haltom for a year. On Dec. 12, 1991 he married Catherine Barton in Fredonia, Kan. They later divorced.

Survivors include his fiancé, Suzanne Simpson of the home; son, Steven Cornett, Jr. of Neodesha, Kan.; daughter, Tara Claus and husband Michael of Neodesha, Kan.; parents, Eddie and Kathy Cornett of Severy, Kan.; sister, Angie Olsman and husband Jeff of Howard, Kan.; grandson, Kale Claus of Neodesha, Kan.; one nephew, Matt Olsman; two nieces, Megan Olsman and Mandy Olsman.

He was preceded in death by his twin babies, from his first marriage, both sets of grandparents Harold and Phyllis Morrow, Edgar Cornett, Ruth (Cornett) Massey, and step-grandpa Ben Massey.

Cremation will take place. Graveside memorial service will be held Thursday, April 17 at 11 a.m. at the Severy South Lawn Cemetery with Pastor Stacy Ellsworth officiating.

Memorials may be made to establish an educational fund for his grandchildren. Online condolences may be left at: www. countrysidefh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Countryside Funeral Home in Howard.


Howard Courant - June 1, 1933

MR. ISAAC N. COOLEY - Submitted by L. Morgan

Isaac N. Cooley, son of Joseph E. and Mary Cooley was born at Porterfield, Illinois January 21, 1860. He was one of the children of a large family of seven brothers and four sisters. He came to Kansas with his parents in 1870, at the age of ten years, and grew to manhood in this community, with occasional short periods of residence in other localities.

He was married to Fanny Glasscock at Eureka, Kansas, August 8, 1880, since which time he and his family have lived on their farm near Howard.

To this union six children were born, three preceding them to the Great Beyond. Those surviving are the wife, Mrs. Fanny Cooley; a daughter and son, Mamie Cooley and Harry Cooley of the home, and Grover C. Cooley of Howard.

Mr. Cooley has been in failing health for many months but his suffering only became acute a few weeks ago. He bore his illness with patience and without complaint, realizing that his end was steadilly approaching.

He passed away at his home, Friday, May 26th, at the age of 73 years, 3 months, 29 days, surrounded by his faithful wife, the three surviving children, and a few near and dear friends who have faithfully and loyally assisted in their attentions through his illness.

This, briefly expressed, was the life of Ike Cooley, but his friends and neighbors will know and will treasure in their memory the kindly personality of one of the most generous, unselfish of men, always ready to minister to the needs of those near to him, devoting time, labor, unsolicited assistance to the sick, suffering and afflicted. And in the earlier pioneer times there was almost constant call for those ministrations. His home was the refuge of children bereft of parents, the aged who were left unprovided for, and no one ever called on Ike Cooley in their need and met with repulse or disappointment.

He was kind, generous, charitable, always ready and anxious to minister to the needs of the suffering, the sorrowing, the down-hearted. He dwelt in a humble home "by the side of the road," and was truly "a friend to man."

Funeral services were held at the Moon Funeral Home, Saturday, at 4 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. W. Bayles, who spoke briefly and eloquently. Familiar hymns were sung by Mrs. Rose Cochran, Mrs. Alex Rader, Thos E. Thompson, Wm. S. Barackman and Durrant Larkin, accompanist.

The foral tributes by friends and neighbors, and many from farther away, were profuse and beautiful.

Interment was in beautiful Grace Lawn cemetery.


Independence Reporter - July 30, 2001

MR. LARRY C. COOLEY - Submitted by L. Morgan

MOLINE--Larry Cleveland Cooley, 57, died Saturday at the Elk Manor Nursing Home in Moline.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Moline with Harold Tucker officiating. Burial will be in the Moline Cemetery, under the direction of the Zimmerman Funeral Home, Howard.

He was born on Aug. 7, 1943, at Eureka, to Carl C. and Ruth (McCorkle) Cooley. He attended Howard High School. On May 28, 1967, he married Martha Lee Knabe and she survives.

Mr. Cooley was employed by the Elk County Road Department until moving to Augusta in 1963 where he worked for Watkins Inc. In 1964, the family moved to Moline where he worked for Wall's Pig Farm.

In 1967, Mr. Colley became employed by the concrete materials division of Martn-Marietta in Moline as a welder. He retired in 1997 due to illness. He was a resident of Howard Twilight Manor and later moved to the Elk Manor Nursing Home of Moline.

Other survivors include two sons, Tom Cooley of El Dorado and Ken Cooley of Moline; one brother, John Cooley, Augusta, and five grandchildren.


Independence Reporter - October 10, 2007

MR. JERRY A. COOLEY - Submitted by L. Morgan

HOWARD - Jerry A. Cooley, 65, of Longton, died Monday at Mercy Hospital in Independence.

Graveside services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in Elk Falls Cemetery. There will be no vormal visitation.

Memorials are suggested to Harry Hynes Hospice and may be left in care of Countryside Funeral Home, P.O. Box 247, Fredonia, KS 67349.

Arrangements are under the direction of Zimmerman Funeral Home, Howard.

Mr. Cooley was born March 8, 1944 in Eureka, to Jack and Helen (Osborn) Cooley. He served in the United Sttes Air Force for six years and then joined the National Guard; he retired in 1994.

On Oct. 20, 1987, he married Ginger Edwards in Howard, and she survieves.

He was a member of the NRA.

Other survivers include three sons, Jerrod and Gordon Cooley, Independence, and Timothy Cooley, Neodesha; three daughters, Patricia Cooley and Belinda Corle, Longton and Charity Dowell, Elk Falls; two brothers Doug Cooley, Pea Ridge, Ark. and Del Cooley, Wichita; a siser, Brenda Burneu, Wichita; and 10 grandchildren.


Howard Courant - January 18, 1917

MR. SANDON A. COON - Submitted by L. Morgan

Sandon A. Coon was born on April 26th, 1852 at Mineral Point, Wisconsin.

Mr. Coon's death came as a shock to his many friends and relatives, his death resulting from an accidental discharge of a shot gun that he was carrying with him in an auto. He was taken immediately to Severy for medical aid where he died in the doctor's office on Thursday, January 11th, at 6:20 p.m.

He was married to Ida Carr, December 31st, 1875 in Nebraska. To this union four chlidren were born. He came to Kansas in 1877 settling on a claim 8 miles northeast of Howard. Mr. Coon was a good citizen, a devoted husband and a kind and patient father. He is survived by a wife and two sons, Orville and Armond.

The funeral service was conducted on Saturday, January 13th, at the home of the deceased at 1:30 p.m., by O.L. Weir, pastor of the First Baptist church of Howard, and his body was laid to rest in Cresco cemetery.

May the Lord comfort the bereaved.

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FATAL ACCIDENT

S. A. Coon of Paw Paw Killed by Accident Discharge of Gun
Thursday evening, January 11, S. A. Coon was killed by the accidental discharge of his shot gun. He was riding with Charley Glasco in his Ford car, and with them were two geologists for the oil companies. They stopped at the Logsdon farm 12 miles northeast of Howard, and when the party were re-entering the car the gun slipped from Mr. Coon's hands striking the running board, the jar causing it to be discharged, the charge almost tearing Mr. Coon's leg in two between the knee and his body. One of the geologists had some surgical appliances in his kit and a compress was at once applied, though the wound did not appear to bleed much. He was driven at once to Severy, but he sank steadily from the time of the accident and in about two hours was dead. He told his companion that he was dying and nothing could be done for him. Mr. Glasco was sitting in the front seat at the wheel and was in direct line of fire, but the charge was spent before it reached him.

Mr. Coon had lived in Elk County almost 40 years and was well known and highly respected. He is survived by a wife and two sons. He was near 65 years of age.


September 1996

MR. SANDS A. COON

YUKON, Okla. — Sands Archibald Coon, 87, retired Santa Fe Railway section foreman, of Yukon, formerly of Howard, died Sept. 22, 1996, of injuries received in a traffic accident in Oklahoma City.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard. The Rev. Robert Cooper will officiate. Burial will be in Cresco Cemetery, north of Howard.

A memorial has been established with the Howard United Methodist Church Building Fund. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.

His wife, Lorene, also died in the accident. Her services are being held in Kingfisher, Okla.

Coon was born Aug. 6, 1909, on a farm northeast of Howard, the son of Ormand J. and Addaline (Jolly) Coon. He graduated from Severy High School. As a young man, he worked as a section hand on the Santa Fe railroad. He worked in Howard, Elk Falls and Chanute before becoming section foreman in Bigheart, Okla., in 1945. Coon moved his family to Davenport, Okla., in 1955 and continued as a section foreman at several locations in Oklahoma. In the mid-1970s, he retired after almost 50 years of service.

After retirement, he made his home in Bella Vista, Ark., until moving to the Spanish Grove Retirement Center in Yukon in October 1995.

Coon was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons and the Christian Church of Bella Vista.

Survivors include a son, Gary Coon, Waverly; a daughter, Connie Beaston, Omaha, Neb.; a sister, Marie Hileman, Howard; five grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and four stepgreat-children.


Sedan Times-Star - March 06, 2002

MR. CARL M. COONROD

Carl M. Coonrod, 76, of Winfield, former resident of Elk County, retired general contractor and rancher, died Monday, March 4, 2002. He was born June 3, 1925 in Bourbon County, Kansas to Carl Chester Coonrod and Mary T. (Simpson) Coonrod.

Visitation with family will be on Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Downing & Lahey Mortuary East in Wichita. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday in College Hill United Methodist Church in Wichita. Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday in Pleasant View Cemetery in rural Fort Scott.

Carl was preceded in death by both of his parents, Carl C. and Mary T. Coonrod; brother, Harold Coonrod; and grandchild, Kristin Coonrod.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth L. (Blockcolsky) Coonrod; sons and daughters-in-law, Carl F. and Donna of Elk Falls, Kansas; Randy and Jacquie of Wichita; stepmother, Beulah Davis of Conway Springs, Kansas; sisters, Joyce Coulter of Socorro, New Mexico; Rosetta Schemenauer of St. Ignace, Michigan; half-sister, Kathi Maher-Elier of Arlington, Texas; grandchildren and spouses, Sandra and Steve Ackley of Wilmington, Delaware; Christopher and Cami Coonrod of El Dorado, Kansas; Nicole and Justin Parks, Laurie Coonrod, Morgan Coonrod, all of Wichita; step grandchildren and spouses, Chris and Diana Freeman, Rick and D. J. Freeman, LaRona and Tom Lloyd, all of Wichita; two great-grandchildren; and four step great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established with Kansas State University Foundation, 2323 Anderson Avenue, Suite 500, Manhattan, Kansas 66502; Boy Scouts of America Quivira 1555 E. 2nd Street, Wichita, Kansas 67214; and Kansas Wildscapes Foundation, P. 0. Box 4029, Lawrence, Kansas 66046.

FuneraL arrangements are being made with Downing & Lahey in Wichita, Kansas.


Prairie Star - December 14, 2011

MRS. RUTH L. COONROD

Ruth Lavon Coonrod, age 83, of Manhattan, Kan., died Dec. 8, 2011, at Meadowlark Hills - Collins House.

She was born Oct. 10, 1928, in Manhattan, the daughter of Foster and Margaret Unice (Colwell) Blockcolsky.

Mrs. Coonrod grew up in the Zeandale Community and graduated from Manhattan High School. She had lived in Wichita, Elk Falls, and Winfield prior to returning to Manhattan.

She was a member of the Methodist and Christian churches all her life.

Mrs. Coonrod was devoted to her family and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed bowling for many years in several different leagues.

On June 3, 1949, at the First United Methodist Church in Manhattan, she was married to Carl M. Coonrod. Mr. Coonrod preceded her in death on March 4, 2002. She was also preceded in death by one granddaughter, Kristin Coonrod and one brother, Robert Blockcolsky,

Survivors include two sons, Carl R Coonrod and his wife Donna of Wichita, and Randall R. Coonrod and his wife Jacquie of Wichita; three siblings, Imogene Farley of Manhattan, Donna Simpson of Carson City, Nev., and Bill Blockcolsky of North Pole, Alaska; five grandchildren, Sandra (Steve) Ackley of Wilmington, Del., Christopher Coonrod of El Dorado, Nicole (Justin) Parks of Wichita, Laurie (Robert) Cassidy of Manhattan, and Morgan Coonrod of Kansas City; five great-grandchildren, Alexander and Nicholas Ackley, Lillana and Samantha Coonrod, and Parker Cassidy; three step grandchildren and five step great-grandchilren.

Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 12, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with Reverend Kay Scarbrough officiating. Graveside services were held at the Pleasant View Cemetery near Fort Scott, with Pastor Glen Duderstadt officiating. Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at www.jTrufimeralhome.com.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Association, Kansas State University Foundation to establish ihe Ruth L. Coonrod General Scholarship Fund, or the Community Foundation of Kansas for the Cato Restoration Project. Contributions may be left hi care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.


Howard Courant - January 13, 1916

MR. G. E. COONS - Submitted by L. Morgan

G.E. COONS DEAD
G. E. Coons, pastor of the Methodist church at Grenola died suddenly Saturday evening at 8:20 o'clock.

He leaves to mourn his loss, a wife, two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Reeves of Omaha, Nebraska, Mrs. Frances Broadbent of Independence, Kansas, and one son, Glenn who resides at home and two sister's Mrs. George Hudson of Winfield and Mrs. M. E. Friss of Oklahoma City.

Rev. Coons was highly respected and an excellent minister. For the past three years he has been pastor of the Grenola Methodist church where he was greatly beloved by the congregation.

The funeral was held Tuesday.


The Moline Mercury - March 2, 1888

MISS FLORA COOPER - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Died----At the family residence, five miles southeast of Moline, Friday evening, February 21, 1888, of malarial fever, Flora, daughter of Mrs. B. M. Cooper, aged two years, seven months and fourteen days. The funeral services were held Sunday, being conducted by Rev. S. Hedges. The remains were interred in the Ames Chapel cemetery.


A Moline Newspaper - Januar 6, 1893

MR. GEORGE COOPER - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Fatal Accident at Longton
George Cooper, a Longton young man, came to his death at that town last Friday night, by the discharge of a shot gun in his own hands. We can gather no particulars, but relying on the common reports it seems that Mr. Cooper had been attending a dance and indulging in drink; he seems to have been overcome with the effects of the liquor and, leaving the dance, went home, where he became unmanageable and proceeded to smash up the furniture. He seized a loaded shot gun and using it as a club, was laying around with it promiscuously. One barrel was discharged, the lad taking effect in his abdomen. He only lived a few minutes.

George Cooper was about 24 years old, was unmarried, and grew up in Longton, his parents being among the first settlers. He was always rather a wild boy, a great base ball enthusiast, and had many acquaintances all over the county. "Whiskey did it."----Courant.


Unknown Newspaper - July 8, 1969

MRS. KATE COPE - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Former Resident Rites Held
Mrs. Don (Kate) Cope, Mesa, Ariz., died of a heart attack July 8 at the home of her brother, W. B. Freeman, in Alburquerque, N.M.

Mrs. Cope had lived for several years in the Moline and Independence areas with her first husband Ralph Sharp, and family.

Sharp, one son, Kenneth, and Cope all preceded her in death.

Survivors include one sister and two brothers. She was born April 8, 1895 in Greenfield Mo.

Funeral services were held Saturday in the Watt Funeral Home Chapel in Moline with The Rev. Monroe Vaughan officiating. Burial was in the Moline Cemetery.


Prairie Star - January 21, 2015

MR. HORACE D. COPELAND

Horace Doyle Copeland passed away Jan. 13, 2015 in Eureka. Doyle was the oldest of seven children born to Horace and Edith Copeland on a farm near Severy on July 1, 1916.

Doyle was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Ted and Bill Copeland and a sister Marge Hebb.

After attending college in Emporia, Doyle and his father were in the farming and cattle business. After several years of farming Doyle went into missionary work. He dedicated the rest of his life in service to the people of his church, traveling to many states.

Doyle retired in 2012 and spent several happy years at Red Bud Rest Home in Guthrie, Okla. Doyle recently returned to Howard as his health deteriorated.

Doyle is survived by three sisters: Marcia Dean, Wilma Cooley and Virginia Coble, 12 nieces and nephews and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 at Countryside Funeral Home in Howard. Internment followed at Cresco Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Red Bud Rest Home in Guthrie, Okla., and may be left with or mailed to Countryside Funeral Home in Howard. Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh. com.

Services are entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home 206 E. Washington., P.O. Box 1233, Howard, KS 67349.


April 5, 1968

MR. HORACE M. COPELAND - Submitted by Jerry Jackson

Horace Marion Copeland was born to Marion and Lydia Morgan Copeland, August 19, 1894, on a farm near Fiat in Elk County, Kansas and passed away Friday, April 5, 1968 at St. Francis Hospital, Wichita, Kansas. At the age of two, his parents moved to a farm in the Paw Paw community, where he resided until a year prior to his death, when due to ill health, he make his home at Twlight Manor nursing home in Howard, Kansas.

On October 7, 1915, he was married to Edith Marie Simons, and to this union seven children were born. He was preceded in death by his wife, two sons, Ted and Bill, and a daughter-in-law, Alberta. Surviving children are Doyle, Kansas City, Missouri; Mrs. Madge Hebb, Wichita, Kansas; Mrs. Marcia Dean, Wichita, Kansas; Mrs. Wilma Cooley, Augusta, Kansas, and Mrs. Virginia Coble, Moline, Kansas. He also leaves four sons-in-law; 12 grandchildren, and four sisters, Mrs. Chloe Hubbell, Eureka, Kansas; Mrs. Louise Grimes, Arkansas City, Kansas; Mrs. Beulah Ferguson, Council Grove, Kansas and Mrs. Mildred Strode, Osawatomie, Kansas. One sister, Mrs. Marie Peebles and his parents preceded him in death.

At an early age he became a member of the Salem Baptist Church, which later merged with the Howard First Baptist Church. His religious faith was vital and sustaining force in his life, as was evidenced by his association with his fellow man. He had a life-long interest in agriculture, with a special concern for soil conservation and beef cattle. A humble, generous and warm hearted man, he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held at the Spurrier-Watt Funeral Home, Howard, Kansas, Tuesday afternoon, April 9, 2:00 p.m., with Rev. Ralph Olsen of the Howard Baptist Church officiating. Joe Hebb, soloist sang, "Wonderful Peace" and "Safe In The Arms of Jesus." Mrs. Robin Smith was organist. Pallbearers were Roy Miller, Lewis Chamberlain, Don Jackson, John Fox and Minard Monical. Interment was in Cresco cemetery.
SOURCE: Newspaper article.


Sedan Times-Star - April 25, 2001

MRS. MABLE M. CORLE

Mable Marie Corle passed away on Friday, April 20, 2001, at the William Newton Memorial Hospital in Winfield, Kansas. She was 76 years of age and a resident of Moline. Mable was born on January 9, 1925 at the family home in Grenola, KS to Samuel and Mary Eva (Vickery) Sweet. After graduating from Grenola High School in 1943, she became a Telegrapher for the Santa Fe Railroad.

On November 14, 1945, she married Billy Van Corle and to this union was born three daughters and one son. This marriage later ended. Mable was employed by the Santa Fe Railroad at several locations in Oklahoma and Kansas before being transferred to Burden, KS in 1956, where she worked as an Agent. She was transferred to Moline, KS in 1974 and worked until becoming disabled in an accident. She retired from the Santa Fe Railroad after 31 years of service.

Mable accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of the Moline Christian Church.

She is survived by her son, Samuel Corle and his wife, Maria, Winfield, KS, her daughters, Dorothy Whiterock and her husband, Johnnie, Winfield, KS, Barbara VanRoyen and her husband, Russell, Moline, KS and Billie Jo Amirifar and her husband, Majid, Yazd, Iran, her brother, Raymond Sweet, Topeka, KS, her sisters, Evelyn Futhey, Grenola and Shirley Gillespie, Moline, KS, seven grandchildren, six step grandchildren. three great grandchildren and ten step great grandchildren. Her parents, two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 23, 2001, at the Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard, with Pastor Ted Smith of the Moline Christian Church officiating. Wanda Mills was the organist with Carol Smith and Iola Fulgham singing In The Garden and Until We Meet Again. The casket bearers were Carl Mac Arndt, Gary Arndt, Ray Ball, Joe Christman, Jim Futhey, Robert Futhey, John Sweet and Brent VanRoyen. Interment was held at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Grenola, KS.

Memorials have been established with the Elk Manor Nursing Home and the American Diabetes Association. Contributions may he left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements were made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard, KS.


Howard Courant - Febriaru 26, 1942

MRS. DELLA COSTELLO - Submitted by L. Morgan

Della Schenck was born in Worthville, Kentucky on May 15, 1857, and departed from this life, February 20, 1942, at her home in Howard, Kansas. She was the daughter of Julius P. and America Appligate Schenck. In her early childhood her parents moved to Vevay, Indiana, and there at the age of twenty-five was united in marriage to Dr. J. F. Costello, and to this union was born three children, Mrs. Anna Jackson of Kansas City, Missouri; Mrs. Lillian Campbell of Howard, Kansas and Harry G. Constello, who passed away August 12. 1924.

She became a member of the Baptist church at the age of fifteen, and attended school in Vevay, Indiana and later the girls' seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. She moved to Howard fifty-four years ago, where she resided until her death.

Funeral services were held at her home in Howard, Sunday, February 22, 1942, at 2:30 p.m. conducted by Rev. E. H. Milton. Music was by Mrs. A.E. Rader and Mrs. Phillip Taylor. The pall bearers were: Earl Nichols, Jess Cole, Archie Clark, Chris Leckliter, Dr. Frank Reid, and Ray Crawford.

Interment was in Grace Lawn cemetery, Howard, Kansas.


Howard Courant - Janury 21, 1932

MR. JOHN F. COSTELLO - Submitted by L. Morgan

John Francis Costello was born January 16, 1852, at Seneca Lake, New York. At the time of his death early, January 13th, he lacked only 3 days of being 80 years of age.

His was the active life of the physician spent in the interests of others and for the sake of relieving the aches and pains and sufferings of the body and to bring health and happiness to many individuals and homes in the city and community.

Dr. Costello secured his medical education in Rush Medical College, Cincinnati, Ohio, and also of Columbus Medical College, of the same state, having graduated from both colleges.

June 6, 1883 he was married to Miss Della Scheuck at Vevay, Indiana. Three children were born to Dr. and Mrs. Costello. Mrs. Anna Jackson of Kansas City, Missouri; Mrs. Lillian Campbell of Wichita, Kansas and Harry G. Costello, who passed away August 12, 1924.

Dr. Costello began the practice of medicine at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, later moving to Vevay, Indiana. In 1886 he came to Kansas and located at Howard. Here he has spent nearly half a century in the practice of his profession, having retired only a few years ago. His profession has taken him to every part of Elk County and into the surrounding counties. He served for some time as county health officer and coroner.

He was for many years a member of the Odd fellow lodge of this city.

Besides his wife and two daughters, he is survived by one brother, S. P. Costello of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

A large circle of friends and patrons of the deceased join in expressing heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family.

One of the seeming tragedies of life is the fact that however strong to resist the ravages of time at the last this house of clay must eventually fall by the way. Not even the physician himself is exempt from this change.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 Friday afternoon at the Costello home in the south part of the city. Rev. J. W. Bayles of the Baptist church was in charge. A quartet from the same church also furnished the music--Mrs. Ross Cochran, Miss Mildred Dickson, B.A. Eby and W.S. Barackman. The pall bearers were chosen from the Odd Fellows lodge, which organization also was in charge of the services at the grave. Burial was made in Grace Lawn cemetery.

Cross reference: Please see obituary on his wife, Della (Scheuck) Costello.


Howard Courant - January 17, 1924

MR. WILLIAM T. COURTNEY

Obituary -- William Courtney
William Thomas Courtney was born in Russelville, Tennessee, August 23, 1850 and died at his home in Lawrence, Kansas, January 7th, 1924.

He attended college at Knoxville, Tennessee.

On February 14, 1883, he was married to Alice Patterson, and then moved to Howard, Elk county, Kansas, where he resided until nine years ago when he moved to Lawrence, Kansas, in order that his children might have a college education. To this union with Alice Patterson, four children were born, three daughters and one son, Edwin, who gave his life in France in the World War and was laid to rest in Grace Lawn cemetery, Howard, Kansas.

Mr. Courtney united with the Baptist church at the age of seventeen years and since that time has been a true christian, his influence for the best things ever being an inspiration to all, with whom he has ever been associated.
"There is no death!
The stars go down,
To rise upon some other shore
And bright in Heaven's jeweled crown,
They shine forever more."

He leaves to mourn his loss his widow, and three daughters, Coral Courtney Carter, Wilson, Kansas; Della Courtney Shaw, Kansas City, Kansas; and Mary Courtney Eby, of Howard, Kansas; two grandson, Darrel Thomas Shaw, Kansas City, Kansas and Eli Whitney Eby, Howard, Kansas Also there are three brothers, John Courtney and James Courtney of Piedmont, Kansas and Lafayette Courtney of Cyril, Oklahoma, and a host of friends.

A funeral service was held at the home in Lawrence, Kansas, Wednesday morning, January 9th, at 10 a.m., Rev. Frank Jennings, pastor of the First Baptist church of Lawrence, of which Mr. Courtney was a member, being in charge. The body was then brought to Howard, where a funeral service was held at the First Baptist church, Thursday afternoon, January 10th, at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Jennings and Rev. J. D. Watkins of the Howard church, being in charge. The body was laid to rest in the family lot in Grace Lawn cemetery.


Howard Courant - September 14, 1916

MRS. CELIA A. COX - Submitted by L. Morgan

On September 11th, at 12:15 Noon, the Angel of Death called home Sister Celia Augusta Cox (nee Woodward). She was born on the 21st day of October 1861, in Wisconsin. She was married to Theo F. Cox October 1st, 1884, to this union one child was born, George Leroy.

Sister Cox united with the First Baptist church of this city on November 9, 1901, and lived a faithful and exemplary member. She was a sufferer from bodily pain for several months, during all these days she bore her suffering with fortitude and christian resignation until God in His infinite mercy relieved her soul from the weary body and she quietly went to sleep which only her Saviour can wake to joy and immortality. Her anchor held in every storm, her faith was great and towered tranquil and sublime in the last days. Death had no arrows that could make her afraid, and she died in the triumphs of a living faith.

Her funeral was preached by her pastor O.L. Weir, on Tuesday, September 12, at 2 p.m., in the First Baptist church, and her body was laid to rest in Grace Lawn cemetery. In her death she leaves to mourn for her, a husband T. F. Cox, of this city, one son George L., of Rossville, New Mexico, and two brothers, C. A. Woodward of Everton, Arkansas, and Sidney of Lansing, Kansas, with a number of friends.

May the Lord comfort the bereaved, is the sincere prayer of the pastor.
O.L. WEIR


Sedan Times-Star - June 09, 2005

MRS. DELLA M. COX

Della Marie Cox passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2005, at the Howard Twilight Manor in Howard, Kan. She was 89 years of age and a long time resident of Howard. Della was born on Sept. 23, 1915 near Howard to Wiley Michael and Gertie (Richardson) Friend. She attended Lower Paw Paw rural school and grew to womanhood in the Howard area.

Della was employed at Forbes Air Force Base in Topeka during World War II before moving to Erie, Kan. On June 1, 1948 she married Millard Albert Cox at Howard, Kan. They farmed northeast of Howard for several years until moving back to Howard in 1956. Della was a devoted wife and mother and dedicated her life to caring for her family. She also served as a Cub Scout leader when her children were young. Her husband preceded her in death on June 29, 1986.

Della enjoyed playing the harmonica and guitar, as well as singing. She enjoyed growing flowers and spent time knitting, crocheting and sewing clothes for her family. On June 17, 1989, she became one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and currently attended the Kingdom Hall of Elk Falls.

She is survived by a son, Ivan Hebb, San Diego, Calif.; a daughter, Julia Brenner, Howard; a daughter-in-law, Gayla Cox, Sedan; a brother, Vern Friend, Howard; six grandchildren, six great grandchildren, two step great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, John; two sisters and one brother.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2005, at the Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard, Kan., with Rick Reeves of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Elk Falls, Kan. officiating. Interment was held in Grace Lawn Cemetery at Howard.

Memorials have been established with the Howard Twilight Manor and the American Cancer Society. Contributions may be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements are being made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


Howard Courant-Citizen - December 17, 1970

MR. GEORGE L. COX - Submitted by L. Morgan

Eighty-five years ago, December 11, 1885, a son was born to Theodore F. and Celia Woodward Cox at Howard in Elk county, Kansas. He was named George Leroy Cox. As a child and young man he attended the Howard public schools. Following school he learned telegraphy, starting at the depot here in Howard, serving several stations in Kansas and Oklahoma and becoming station agent for the Santa Fe.

Several years were spent on the roads in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico as a salesman for Cudahy Packing Company out of Wichita and then with Cudahy in the offices in Kansas City and Minneapolis, Minnesota, from where he retired in 1936 and returned to Howard.

Retirement did not mean idleness for George for he was active in the management of his farm property and in 1942 he was hired as executive secretary for the local selective service office. He retired for the second time May 1, 1969.

He always had a fond attachment for his home town of Howard and its residents. He served with pride as mayor for three terms and gave freely of his time in seeking the best interests of our citizens.

George was a member of the Howard Baptist church, a member and past Master of Hope Lodge No. 155, A.F. & A.M. and served as a trustee of Grace Lawn Cemetery Association for many years.

Four years ago, George, moved to Howard Twilight Manor, where he died December 8, 1970. He will be missed by many friends, cousins and acquaintances, both young and old.

He is survived by the following cousins; Carmen Crowe, Canadian, TX; Blanche Neil, Canon City, CO; Lila Ray, Iola, KS; Brooks Cox, Coral Culver, Cecile Blair, all of CA; Shirley Call, Mildred of Kansas; Roy Kautzman, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Frank O. Stanfield, Jackson, CA; Jean Sullivan, Chillicothe, OH; Joan Goodwin, Armonk Village, NY; and Herald L. Oder of Howard.

Memorial services were held Friday, December 11, 2:00 p.m., at Spurrier-Watt Funeral Home, Howard, with pastor Hurley A. Low, minister of the Howard Baptist church, officiating. Miss Carmelita Beaty was soloist, accompanied by Mrs. Robin Smith.

Active casket bearers were Gene Cookson, H. Elwood Miller, Lyman Snodderley, Fred McDonald, Adron A. Hebb and Loren Lister.

Honorary casket bearers were Willard L. Morss, Jennings B. Loyd, Cliff Hitchcock, Rex V. Tarwater, Dr. Frank R. Reid, Carl Morrow, Holly M. Miller, C.B. Alexander and A.L. Criger.

Interment was at Grace Lawn Cemetery, Howard, with Masonic rites by Hope Lodge No. 155, A.F.& A.M.


Elk County Citizen-Advance News - October 4, 1995

MR. JOHN M. COX - Submitted by Louise Havens

John Millard Cox, 44, carrier for the Wichita Eagle, of Sedan, Kansas, died Sunday, October 1,1995, in a one car accident 1 mile north of Sedan on Highway 99. He was born August 6, 1951, in Eureka, Kansas to Millard Albert and Della Marie (Friend) Cox. He was self-employed and a member of the Elk Falls Jehovah Witnesses.

On December 2, 1973, in Toronto, Kansas, he and Gayla Lea Schlatterbeck were united in marriage. To this union one son, Aaron, was born. They survive at the home. Also surviving is his mother Della Cox of Sedan, Kansas; one brother, Ivan Hebb of San Diego, California; and one sister, Julia Brenner of Howard, Kansas. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 5, 1995, at 2:00 p.m., in the Graves-Baird Chapel, Sedan, Kansas. Interment will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Howard, Kansas. Rick Reeves will officiate. Graves-Baird Funeral Home, Sedan is in charge of arrangements. A memorial in his name has been established with the 1st National Bank of Sedan, Kansas.


Howard Courant - February 3, 1916

MRS. JULIA J. COX - Submitted by L. Morgan

Julia Jane Webb was born October 28th, 1832, in Sullivan county, Tennessee, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Divine, near Howard, Kansas, on January 28th, 1916 aged 83 years and 3 months.

She was married to E. S. Cox on September 12th, 1852. She moved with her husband to Arkansas in 1860 where they made their home until a few years ago when they returned to Kansas making their home with their daughter, Mrs. Divine.

Her husband preceded her to that home beyond five years ago last August. To this union ten children were born, six of whom preceded their mother to the life beyond the grave.

In her death she leaves to mourn her loss three sons and one daughter with their families, viz, E. B. and J. N. Cox of Greenland, Arkansas and J. M. Cox and Mrs. Robert Divine of Howard. Grandmother Cox leaves twenty-five grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren, with a host of friends who will miss the sunshine of her noble Christian life.

Early in life she was converted and united with the Methodist church. About twently-five years ago she identified herself with the Presbyterian church where she remained a faithful member until her death, and by her exemplary Christian life and loving sympathy she endeared herself to all who knew her. She was a faithful, loving wife, a devoted and patient mother, a sympathetic and helpful friend.

Her funeral was preached in the United Brethren church near where she died on January 29th, at 3 p.m., by O. L. Weir, pastor First Baptist church of Howard, and her body was laid to rest in Fair View cemetery.

May the Lord comfort the bereaved.


February 1966

MRS. LIDA COX

MRS. LIDA COX PASSES

Mrs. Earl Barnaby received word Tuesday afternoon that her mother, Mrs. Lida Cox of Bartlett, had died suddenly at a nursing home in Altamont.

Mrs. Cox suffered a fall about four weeks ago and had been in the Parsons hospital. She was recently taken to the nursing home at Altamont and apparently was doing satisfactorily. She would have been 95 years old March 1. Funeral arrangements are indefinite at this time.


Unknown Newspaper - December 28, 2000

MRS. OZELLA M. COX - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

HOWARD - Ozella Mae Cox, 92, of Howard, died Thursday at the Howard Twilight Manor nursing home.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Funeral Home, Howard, with Pastor Marty Dewitt of the First Baptist Church officiating. Private burial will take place in Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church and they may be left with the funeral home.

Mrs. Cox was born Jan. 24, 1908, northeast of Howard, to Roy and Mary Bell (Hebb) Hillis. She attended Howard High School.

On June 27, 1925, in Fredonia, she married Elmer B. Cox. The couple lived and farmed most of their lives in the Howard area. They were caretakers of the Howard City Lake for a number of years. In 1928, the couple took Dallas Harrod to rear as their foster son, and her brother, Virgil Hillis, was also reared in their home. Mr. Cox preceded in death.

Mrs. Cox moved to Howard Twilight Manor in 1998.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Royal Neighbors, and Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.


August ????

MRS. NEVA R. CRABTEE

ARKANSAS CITY — Neva Rae (McGlasson) Carney Crabtree, 66, Arkansas City, died Aug. 4 at her home.

Funeral services arc scheduled For 1O:30 a.m. Aug 8 at the Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home in Arkansas City. Interment will he in the Memorial Lawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Crabtrec was born July 15, 1929 in Lowe to Raymond E. and Alta Firn Watson McGlasson. She was raised and attended school in Moline, graduating from Molinc High School in 1947.

She was married to Robert J. Crabtrcc on Jan. 22, 1965 in Arkansas City, where they made their home.

She was a member of the Central Christian Church and served as a Den Mother for Cub Scouts, secretary of Job Daughters, past Worthy High Priestess of the White Shrine. Treasurer of Jayhawk Campers and a member of Victory Chapter # 151 O.E.S.

Mrs. Crabtree is survived by her husband, Robert, of the home: one daughter, Susan Michele Phillips, Arkansas City; four sons, Raymond Michael Carney, Arkansas City: Jerry Mark Carney, Ponca City, Okla.: Eric Robert Crabtree, Wichita and Sammy Lee Crabtree, Lawrence: five sisters, Thais Becker, Winfield; Margaret Ann Wilson, Arkansas City: Sue Kiser, Hutchinson: Kay Dennett, Russell and Wanda Haines, Arkansas City: one sister-in-law, Jane Johnson, Wynona, Okla., and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Neal McGlasson and infant brother, Glen D. McGlasson.

Memorials have been established with Hospice, Inc. and the Shriner’s Crippled Children Hospitals. Contributions may be given through the funeral home. Rindt—Erdman Funeral Home, Arkansas City, is in charge of arrangements.


Unknown Newspaper - January 10, 1990

MRS. OLIVE A. CRAIG - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

EUREKA - Olive Alberta Craig, 91, of Eureka, died Wednesday at the Greenwood County Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Funeral Home, Howard, with LaRon Branson officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Cemetery northwest of Howard.

A memorial has been established with the Forest Cemetery Beautification Fund and contributions may be left at the funeral home.

Mrs. Craig was born Sept. 13, 1898, in Eureka, the daughter of Fred G. and Abbie (Bascom) Dowler.

She had taught in Elk and Greenwood county schools.

On Oct. 5, 1920, at Howard, she married Clarence Francis Craig, and he died in 1981.

The couple lived in Elk County and farmed northwest of Howard.

Survivors include a son, Kenneth Craig, Eureka; a daughter, Margaret Craig, Wichita; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.


Unknown Newspaper - September 9, 2003

MRS. SHIRLEY A. CRAIG - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

HOWARD - Shirley Ann Craig, 69, formerly of Howard, died Saturday at Elk Manor nursing home in Moline. Private services were conducted.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society and they may be left with Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.

Mrs. Craig was born April 19, 1934, in Independence, to Vernon and Anna (Barnes) Prather. She grew up in Sycamore.

On April 19, 1971, in Seward, Neb., she married Delbert Craig and they moved to Howard in 1986. She was employed as a restaurant cook during most of her life.

Mr. Craig is deceased.

Survivors include a son, Leonard Hawkinson, Hutchinson; a stepson, Stan Craig, Shelton, Neb.; four stepdaughters, Debbie Ogea, Dessa Craig, Suzette Waechter and Chris Seifker, all of Lincoln, Neb.; four sisters, Nancy Kittrell, Sycamore, Emma Cain, Independence, Carolyn Cole, Chetopa, and Velma Matoush, Aurora, Colo.; and eight grandchildren.


Prairie Star - December 14, 2011

MR. WILBUR CRAIG

Wilbur Craig, 90, of Augusta, Kansas formerly of Severy, Kansas passed away December 10, 2011 at the Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital in El Dorado.

He was born on June 1, 1921 in Duquoin, Kansas the son of Issac Roy and Cora L. (Burke) Craig.

Wilbur attended Kingman Country Public School during his grade school years and he was a graduate of Belmont High School class of 1941. On July 14, 1944, Wilbur joined the United States Army and served during World War II. After returning home Wilbur was united in marriage to Henryetta Pape on September 28, 1947 and to this union was born five children. In his early years Wilbur worked in the oilfield industry and later retired from his farming operation. Wilbur was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Severy.

He is survived by his wife Henryetta Craig of Severy, Kansas, sons; Kenneth Craig and his wife Dee of Washburn, Missouri, Merle Craig and his wife Pat of Severy, Kansas and Robert Craig and his wife Linda of Wichita, Kansas, daughters; Della Kirkendall and her husband Richard of Haysville, Kansas and Wanda Nusz and her husband Larry of Severy, Kansas, one brother Donald Craig of Derby, Kansas, sisters; Dorla Cook and husband Alva of Wellington, Kansas and Mondella Craig of Argonia, Kansas, nine grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Wilbur was preceded in death by his children Earl and Earlene Craig, his parents, brothers; Tom Craig and Harry Craig, sisters; Nadine Smith, Betty Nix and Olive Bennett.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 15, 2011 at the Church of the Nazarene in Severy, Kansas with Pastor Dave Warren officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Twin Grove Cemetery. Family suggests memorial contributions to the Church of the Nazarene Youth Group and may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.countrysidefh.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Countryside - Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard, Kansas.


Unknown paper, Unknown Date

MR. CLEO N. CRAFT

Funeral services for Cleo N. Craft were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Latham Christian Church by the Rev. Jim Little. Mrs, Lucy Craig and Mrs. Elva Schbuten sang and Nita Hearue played the organ. Pall bearers were Merly Eastin, Dan Gilbert, John Crabtree, Ralph Hearne, Ed Hodges and James Brewer. Burial was in Latham Cemetery. Miles Mortuary Burden, was in charge of arrangements.


Unknown Newspaper - August 30, 1941

MR. GLENN E. CRAIG - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Glenn Earl Craig, son of the late J. R. and Kate Craig, was born in Moline, Kansas, December 8, 1889, and passed away in San Antonio, Texas, August 30, 1941, age 51 years, 8 months and 22 days.

He grew to manhood in Moline and graduated from the Moline High School in 1909. Soon after his graduation he left Moline and filled positions in Kansas City, Mo., Minneapolis, Minn., and other cities. It has been a number of years since Glenn has been in Moline, but many people remember him and extend sympathy to the relatives. He is survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Evans of Winslow, Ariz., and Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Richolson of Portland, Oregon, three brothers and sisters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. C. Craig of Ft. Worth, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Craig of Chanute, Kansas, and Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Craig of Arkansas City, Kansas.

Funeral services were held at the Rarick Mortuary at 10:30 Tuesday morning, with Rev. Cecil Abbott, pastor of the Christian Church, Moline, in charge. Burial was in the Moline cemetery.

Those from out of town to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Horace Evans, Winslow, Ariz.; Mr. J. R. Craig, Chanute, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Craig and Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Force, Arkansas City, Kansas; Mrs. Jesse Craner, Enid, Oklahoma.


Howard Courant - March 23, 1916

MRS. LOU ANN CRAIN - Submitted by L. Morgan

Lou Ann Kincaid was born near Wyoming, Bath county, Kentucky, July 12, 1856, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bertha Lawman, three miles east of Severy, Tuesday, March 14, 1916, at the age of 59 years, 8 months, 2 days.

At about the age of 18 years, she united with the Christian church and remained a faithful member until her death. She was married to William Hiram Crain, October 16, 1875, to this union were born two daughters, Mrs. Olivia Harper and Mrs. Bertha Lawman of near Severy, Kansas.

She and her husband came to Kansas in 1883, and lived near Wichita, Kansas, then removed to Elk County, Kansas, where she resided until the death of her husband who was called home Tuesday, February 8th, 1916. She was a faithful, loving wife, and mother and will be missed by all who knew her.

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She is survived by two daughters, four grandchildren, three sisters and two brothers. Mrs. Nancy Doggett of Basil, Kansas, Mrs. Mary McCin of LIberty, Missouri, Mrs. Sarah Bradley of Potomac, Illinois, John Kincaid of Los Angeles, California and William Kincaid of near Howard, Kansas.

Her funeral was preached by Pastor S. D. Anderson Thursday the 16th, at 11 o'clock, at the Antioch church, and the remains were brought to Howard and laid to rest beside her husband in Grace Lawn cemetery.


Howard Courant - February 25, 1916

MR. WILLIAM H. CRAIN - Submitted by L. Morgan

William Hiram Crain was born near Crawfordsville, Indiana, September 1, 1854, and died at his home 8 miles north east of Howard, February 8, 1916, at the age of 61 years, 5 months and 8 days.

At the age of 8 years he moved with his parents near Wyoming, Bath county, Kentucky, where he grew to manhood. He was married to Lou A. Kincaid October 16, 1875, to this union were born two daughters, Mrs. Olivia Harper and Mrs. Bertha Lawman of Severy, Kansas, who were both present at his bedside.

At the age of 25 years he united with the Christian church of which he was a member at the time of his death. He came to Kansas in the year of 1883, and lived near Wichita, Kansas. He removed to Elk county in 1887, where he resided until his death. He was a good husband and a kind and loving father. Although he suffered intensly for many years with chronic asthma he always had a kind and cheerful word for every one.

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He is survived by his loving wife, two daughters, four grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. Kate Hutchinson of Valley Center, Kansas, Mrs. Eliza Story of Poplar Plains, Kentucky and Mrs. Ida Martin of Omaha, Nebraska, two brothers and four sisters having passed before him into the Great Beyond.

The funeral was preached in the Antioch church near his home February 10th, at 11 a.m. by Pastor S. D. Anderson, and the remains were brought to Howard and laid to rest in Grace Lawn cemetery.


Howard Courant - January 31, 1890

MRS. PRUDENCE CRANDALL-PHILLEO - Submitted by L. Morgan

PRUDENCE CRANDALL-PHILLEO
Mrs. Prudence Crandall died at her home in Elk Falls, this county, Monday, the 27th of January, of influenza, after an illness of several days, aged 86 years.

Her maiden name was Prudence Crandall, and all old-time Abolitionists and anti-slavery people will remember the part she performed in the early days of the great movement which ultimately wiped out the great sin of human slavery in the United States, and the name at the head of this sketch recalls the name of William Lloyd Garrison , Rev. Samuel May, Arnold Buffum and all the other noted Abolitionists, whose contemporary Prudence Crandall was, in days when there was great personal danger in avowing principles antagonistic to the giant institution of slavery.

We very much regret that we have not material or references at hand to enable us to give a complete biographical sketch of deceased. She was born in New Hampshire, September 3, 1803. Her parents were quiet, earnest, liberty loving Quakers. Prudence was given a liberal education and fitted for teaching.

In 1831 she bought a large dwelling in Canterbury, Conn., and turned it into a boarding school for girls. In this school a colored girl named Harris worked for her board, and was also given some instruction in reading, writing and the lower branches. This brought forth a protest from some of the patrons of the schools and the citizens of Canterbury. It was demanded that Miss Crandall turn the colored girl out and send her away, but she refused so to do. Then most of her patrons withdrew from her school, and she then proceeded to carry out an idea she had cherished for some time of establishing a school exclusively for colored girls, and she at once published her announcement to that effect.

This action caused great indignation in that virtuous community, and a public meeting was held and resolutions were passed against allowing the “nigger” school to be conducted in their midst. A committee waited on Miss Crandall and warned her not to commence the school, or it would be violently suppressed. The State legislature passed a law making it a crime punishable by fine and imprisonment to teach colored scholars, and as Miss Crandall persisted in trying to run her school, she was arrested and thrown into jail. Pending her trial her school house was stoned, windows smashed in, wells filled with filth, etc. She was twice tried and convicted under the newly enacted law, and appealing her case was finally cleared on a technicality.

She then attempted to resume her school, but a mob dispersed it, destroyed her furniture and burned her house, and she was forced to leave the community. This in 1833 was the first attempt ever made in the United States to establish a school for colored girls, and at that day Miss Crandall’s case was a matter of national interest. The destruction of her school is mentioned in Vol. 1 of Greeley’s American Conflict, and was also the subject of quite a lengthy article in the Century Magazine for September 1885, by Wendell Phillips Garrison. In the article also appears a picture of Miss Crandall in 1835 from a life sized painting which now has an honored place in Cornell University.

Prudence Crandall married soon after the breaking up of her school, a Rev. Calvin Philleo. Moved to New York, then to Illinois, and at the death of her husband, to Elk Falls, Kas., about 1878 or 1879. She was accompanied by an aged brother, who died at Elk Falls a few years ago, since which time she has lived quietly, having for a companion, a niece. She retained her mental powers to a wonderful extent, and was an interesting conversationalist. She kept well posted on the topics of the day, and took a lively interest in the prohibition movement and the W.C.T.U. She enjoyed argument and always stood ready to discuss any question. She frequently made public addresses, and at the last Old Settler’s Reunion she addressed the assembled crowds in the grove, her voice being strong, and her remarks well chosen.

In religion she was a Spiritualist, and was considered very eccentric in all her religious views.

A few years ago, State of Connecticut voted her an annuity of three or four hundred dollars, as a small return for the damage done by the anti “nigger school” mob of 1833. This enabled her to live in comparative comfort till her death. Her remains was interred in the Elk Falls cemetery last Wednesday.


Winfield Daily Courier - April 8, 2003

MRS. DONNIE B. CRANFORD - Submitted by L. Morgan

MOLINE--- Donnie B. Cranford, 77, of Moline, died April 6, 2003, at her home.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Moline Christian Church. Pastor Gary Boles will officiate. Burial will be at 4 p.m. in the Lula, Okla. cemetery.

A memorial has been established with the Moline Christian church. Contributions may be made through Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.

Cranfod was born March 8, 1926, in Tupelo, Okla., to Ruth Mae (Mooney) and Joseph Don Carlus Palmer. She attended school near Tupelo.

On Nov. 10, 1943, she married John Wesley Cranford in Stonewall, Okla. They moved to Elk County in the early 1950s, and she worked at locker businesses in Howard and Moline. In 1968 she and her family moved to Ulysses and she owned and operated a restaurant in Moscow for several years. They returned to the Howard community in the late 1970s and she operated Donnie's Deli before moving to Missouri. In the mid 1990s she and her husband moved to Moline.

Late in life Cranford earned her General Equivalency Diploma and completed a course in dietetics. She was employed as a dietitian and was known for her baking.

She was a member of the Carter-Rader American Legion Post 149 Auxilary in Howard and the Moline Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband, John Cranford, Moline; a daughter, Malinda Lee, Howard; three sons, Kenneth Cranford, Carlus Cranford and Jeric Cranford, addresses unknown; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.


Prairie Star - February 9, 2011

MRS. CORALES CRANZ

Funeral Services for Coraiea E. Cranz will be held Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Emporia, Kan. The service will be.conducted by Pastor Nancy Gamrnill and Pastor Jayne Duncan of the church. The family will receive friends at the church an hour before the service. Private interment, later that day, will be in the Memorial Lawn Cemetery. Mrs. Cranz died at her home Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 at the age of 89.

Coralea Elizabeth Davidson was born April 29, 1921 at Elk City, Kan., the daughter of Homer Nine and Hattie Irene (Elmore) Davidson. She married Willard L. "Brick" Cranz at Pawhuska, Okla., on Sept., 25, 1940. He died May 8, 1990 in Emporia.

Surviving family members include three daughters, Marsha Reynolds, and husband, David, of Piano, Texas, Jeanne Cranz of Emporia, Kan., and Rebecca Mergenmeier, and her husband, Andy, of Montpelier, Va.; three sisters, Louise Estep, Farmington, N.M., Laberta Armstrong, Wichita Falls, Texas, and Martha Jo Hase, Lakewood, Colo; and four grandchildren, Abby, Meg, and Eliza Mergenmeier of Montpelier, Va., and Chris Reynolds of McKinney, Texas.

Mrs. Carnz was preceded in death by her husband Willard, and her daughter, Pam Cranz Cornett, who passed away Dec. 2, 1999.

She was a homemaker, and had worked 15 years for Interstate Brands/Dolly Madison Bakery in Emporia, retiring 25 years ago.

Mrs. Cranz was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, and the Thursday Morning Circle of the church as well as Chapter CG of PEG. Also the Lucky Day Home Demonstration Unit, Newman Regional Health Auxiliary, and the Auxiliary to Ball-McColm Post #5, American Legion, and Lowry-Funston Post #1980, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

A memorial has been established with Hand In Hand Hospice, with gifts sent to Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, PO Box #175, Emporia, Kansas. Online condolences may be sent to www.robertsblue.com


March 1991

MR. EMIL L. CRAWFORD

Emil LeRoy Crawford passed away Sunday, March 10, 1991 at the Fredonia Regional Hospital. He was 82 years of age. Roy, as he was known to his friends, was born on July 18, 1908 at Windom in McPherson County, Ks. to Robert Elmer and Laura Nelson Crawford.

During Roy’s childhood, the Crawford family lived in Texas, Missouri and in three different locations in Kansas. When he was fourteen years of age, he moved with his family to rural Lafontaine, Kansas where he farmed with his father.

On July 28, 1942, Roy entered the United States Army and was honorably discharged from military service on November 24, 1943. He returned to the farm near Lafontaine and, after his parents death in 1937, Roy moved to Longton where he owned and operated the Standard Service Station, downtown.

On May 7, 1941, Roy married Gwenneth Edra Mitchell at Fredonia, Kansas and to this union was born a son, Warren Lee. In 1956, Roy built a new service station on Highway 160, at Longton, and continued that business until he retired in June of 1983. Roy and Edra lived in Longton their entire married life.

Roy was a member of the First Baptist Church of Longton and served in various offices of the church during the 46 years since he accepted Christ as his Savior. He held offices in the Longton Chamber of Commerce, Longton Cemetary Association, Longton City Council and the Longton School Board. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Home State Bank of Longton and was a member of the Carter-Rader American Legion Post #149 at Howard.

He is survived by his wife Edra of the home, a son Warren and his wife Greta and four grandchildren, Kara, Grant, Jared, and Wade all of Sundance Wyoming. Roy is also survived by a brother-in-law, Lewis Clime of rural Lafontaine, Two sisters-inlaw, cousins, nephews and nieces, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Elmer Crawford and Carl Crawford, one sister, Florence Cline and one granddaughter, Amy Crawford.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the First Baptist Church in Longton with Rev. Ted D. Davis officiating. Mrs. June Kramer was the pianist with Mrs. Maudine Kaminska singing “It Is Well With My Soul” and “How Great Thou Art”. The casket bearers were Larry Clime, Wayne Clime, Max Crawford, Rex Crawford, Robert Crawford, and Stanley Crawford. Honorary casket bearers were Glenn Crawford, Raymond Crawford, Ross Crawford, and John Mann. Interment was held in the Longton Cemetary. Memorials have been established with the First Baptist Church of Longton and the Longton Senior Center. Contributions can be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements were made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


Unknown Newspaper - August 8, 1999

MRS. GRACE L. CRAWFORD - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

HOWARD - Grace Lenore Crawford, 93, formerly of Longton, died Sunday at the Golden Years Nursing Home in Harrisonville, Mo.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Longton Cemetery, with the Rev. Ted D. Davis of the Longton Baptist Church officiating.

A memorial has been established with the Longton Baptist Church, and contributions may be left with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard, which is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Crawford was born Jan. 18, 1906, near Oak Valley to Charles R. and Zadie Catherine (Berry) Root. She attended rural Elk County schools and grew up in Longton.

On Feb. 11, 1928, she married Elmer G. Crawford, and he preceded her in death. She was a longtime member of the Longton Baptist Church.

Survivors include four sons, Raymond Crawford, Indianapolis, Ind., Robert Crawford, Peculiar, Mo., Ross Crawford, Americus, and Stanley Crawford, Olathe; a brother, Sam Root, Hutchinson; 14 grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.


Unknown Newspaper - August 8, 1999

MRS. GWENNETH E. CRAWFORD - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

LONGTON - Gwenneth Edra Crawford, 83, a lifelong Longton resident, died Tuesday at Mercy Hospital in Independence.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Longton Baptist Church with the Rev. Ted D. Davis, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Longton Cemetery under direction of Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.

A memorial has been established with the Longton Baptist Church.

Mrs. Crawford was born on Oct. 2, 1913, in Longton to Paul and Lola Mitchell. She graduated from Longton High School and attended Kansas State Teachers College in Pittsburg for several years while teaching at rural Elk County schools. A long-time member of the Longton Baptist Church, she was a member of the American Baptist Women organization.

On May 7, 1941, she married Emil L. Crawford in Fredonia. He died in 1991.

Survivors include a son, Dr. Warren Crawford, Sundance, Wyo., and four grandchildren.


Unknown Newspaper - August 8, 1999

MRS. GWENNETH E. CRAWFORD - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

LONGTON - Gwenneth Edra Crawford, 83, a lifelong Longton resident, died Tuesday at Mercy Hospital in Independence.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Longton Baptist Church with the Rev. Ted D. Davis, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Longton Cemetery under direction of Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.

A memorial has been established with the Longton Baptist Church.

Mrs. Crawford was born on Oct. 2, 1913, in Longton to Paul and Lola Mitchell. She graduated from Longton High School and attended Kansas State Teachers College in Pittsburg for several years while teaching at rural Elk County schools. A long-time member of the Longton Baptist Church, she was a member of the American Baptist Women organization.

On May 7, 1941, she married Emil L. Crawford in Fredonia. He died in 1991.

Survivors include a son, Dr. Warren Crawford, Sundance, Wyo., and four grandchildren.


Prairie Star - December 18, 2010

Out of County MR. FARON L. CREAMER

Faron Lee Creamer, 49, of Decatur, 111., died at 11:34 a.m., on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at his residence.

Faron was born Jan. 2, 1961, in Winfield, Kan., the son of Leroy and Nancy Creamer. He graduated from West Elk High School. He worked as a millwright for Kelly Construction and was a member of the Mofine Baptist Church.

Survivors are his children Dallas and Sophia and their mother, Janet Creamer of Decatur; his mother, Nancy Creamer; his sisters, Nancy James of Niantic, 111. and Elizabeth Osley of Sparta, Wis.; his brothers, William Creamer and Leroy Creamer of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and David Creamer of Elk Falls. He is also survived by his brothcr's-in-law, sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held on Monday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m., at Niantic Four Square Church with Rev. Chuck Ferris officiating. A private burial will take place at a later date.

Memorials may be made to his mother, Cora N. Creamer to help with his children. Memorial contributions may be sent in care of Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care, 3085 Kandy Lane, Decatur, IL 62526.


November 1974

MR. ALLEN L. CRIGER - Submitted by Louise Havens

Allen Lee Criger, son of Clad Q. Criger and Ethel Friend Criger, was born September 28, 1936, on a farm northwest of Howard. He died from an accidental gunshot wound suffered while hunting on his father's farm, Sunday, November 10, 1974, at the age of 38. He attended rural grade school and graduated from Howard High School in 1955.

He was united in marriage to Vergie White on August 10, 1971. Allen had a farm north of Howard for several years and had always worked with his father, raising cattle and farming. He was a member of the Methodist Church and the Farm Bureau. Allen was a kind and loving husband and father. He enjoyed being out of doors, hunting and working with horses.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clad Q. Criger, and one son, Lacey Joe. he is survived by his widow, Virgie; four daughters, Charla and Doana Criger of Everton, Mo., Vicki and Kelly of the home; one step-daughter, Elaina White; two step-sons, Danny and Shawn White all of the home; his mother, Mrs. Ethel Criger; two sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Boyer, Moline, Kansas, and Mrs. Norma Welch, Albuquerque, New Mexico; and a step-grandmother, Mrs. Willa Criger. Services were held Wednesday, November 13, at 2:30 p.m. in the Spurrier Funeral Home Chapel, Howard. The Rev. Roy L. Brown of the Howard United Methodist church officiated. Music was presented by Mrs. Julia Cox Trefethen, accompanied by the organ by Mrs. Robin Smith. Casket bearers were Don Helms, Jack Goodnight, Weldon Russell, Kenneth Watts, Michael Harrod, and Wes Winn. Concluding services and interment were in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Howard.


Sedan Times-Star - May 15, 2002

MR. CARL CRIGER

Carl Russell Criger died Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at his home in Howard, Kansas. He was 83 years of age. He was born on July 4, 1918 on the family farm six miles northwest of Howard, to Albert Louis and Ella May (Russell) Criger.

He attended Lower Paw Paw rural school and graduated from Howard High School in 1937. Carl attended one year at Kansas State University before returning to help his father on the Criger farm. In 1940, he married Betty McClure at Howard, Kansas and to this union was born a son, Patrick Ray and a daughter, Carla May. This marriage ended in 1965.

Carl enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps in 1943. After six months of training, he was assigned to the 8th Air Force as a ball turret gunner on a B-24 bomber.

Carl returned home to Elk County and went into the oil business. Carl was also a livestock producer for many years. On March 2, 1967, he married Frances Mae (Wallace) Hobson at El Paso, Texas and they made their home in Howard until his death.

In the early 1970’s, Carl was employed by the Elk River Watershed District. He retired in 1987 and enjoyed fishing with his wife, Frances, loafing at Waldo’s Barber Shop, mowing the yard and making garden. He enjoyed spending time doing nice things for other people.

He was a member of the V.F.W. Post #1186 in Independence, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #138 in Wichita and American Legion Carter-Rader Post #149 in Howard. He was a long time member of the Howard United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Frances; his daughter, Carla Golden of Kansas City, Missouri; his son, Patrick Criger of Kirbyville, Missouri; his stepsons, Richard Hobson of Corrales, New Mexico, Jerald Hobson and William Hobson, both of El Paso, Texas; his brother, Jim Criger of Howard; his sister, Louise Harrod of Howard; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2002 at the Howard United Methodist United Methodist Church with Rev. Kibum Kim and Pastor Robin Haines officiating. Susie Perkins provided selected piano music. The casket bearers were Frank Hobson, Jerry Hobson, Richard Hobson, Bob Nungesser, Gene Perkins and Weldon Russell. Military funeral honors were conducted by american Legion Carter-Rader Post #149 at Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard. Memorials have been established with the Howard United Methodist Church and Hospice Care of Kansas. Contributions may be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements are being made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


May 1974

MR. CLAD Q. CRIGER - Submitted by Louise Havens

Clad Quinton Criger, Son of Ezra L. Criger and Hannah Baughman Criger, was born March 14, 1905 on a farm near Howard, Kansas. He died May 3, 1974, at Howard, at the age of 69. He attended the rural and local high schools. He was united in marriage to Ethel Friend on July 24, 1934. To this union were born three children.

Mr. Criger spent his entire life as a farmer-stockman in the Paw Paw and Union Center communities northwest of Howard. He took great pride in raising and feeding cattle. He was a member of the Methodist Church; the Elk County Stockmen's Association; the Howard Elk County Fair Association; and the I.O.O.F. Lodge.

A kind and affectionate husband and father, he was especially fond of his grandchildren who loved him dearly. Mr. Criger enjoyed visiting with his friends and neighbors and loved working for the best interests of his community.

Survivors include his widow, Ethel; one son, Allen Criger, Howard, Kansas; two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Boyer, Moline, Kansas and Mrs. Norma Welch, Albuquerque, New Mexico; 11 grandchildren; his step-mother, Mrs. Willa Criger, Howard, Kansas; three sisters, Mrs. Emera Sheel, Moline, Kansas; Mrs. Wayne Lilley, Eureka, Kansas; and Mrs. Coral Mowry, Little Rock, Arkansas; and one step-sister, Mrs. Velma Jones, Jerome, Idaho.

Services were held in the Spurrier Funeral Home, Howard, on May 6 at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Roy L. Brown of the Howard United Methodist Church officiated. Music was presented by Miss Julia Cox, accompanied by Mrs. Robin Smith at the organ. Casket bearers were Weldon Russell, Carl Hubbell, Cliff Beaumont, Don Helms, Dr. John Markley, and Waldo E. Gray. Concluding services and interment were in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Howard.


Unknown Newspaper - June 24, 2003

MRS. ETHEL M. CRIGER - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

HOWARD - Ethel May Criger, 94. of Howard, died Tuesday at Howard Twilight Manor.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Howard United Methodist Church with burial in Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Howard United Methodist Church, the Howard Senior Center or Howard Twilight Manor. They may be left with Zimmerman Funeral Home.

Mrs. Criger was born Feb. 4, 1909, near Severy, to Wiley and Gertrude (Richardson) Friend. She attended Howard High School.

On July 24, 1934, at Eureka, she married Clad Criger and he died in 1974.

The couple owned and operated a ranch west of Howard until moving into town in the early 1970s.

Mrs. Criger was a member of the Howard United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, church circles, and a former member of the Union Center Homemakers and Triple F Club.

Survivors include two daughters, Evelyn Boyer, Moline, and Norma Allen, Howard; a brother, Vern Friend, Howard; a sister. Della Cox, Howard; eight grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and several stepgrandchildren.


March 1995

MRS. DORIS JEAN CRIGGER

Doris Jean Crigger, 54, of Independence, died Wednesday, March 1, 1995 at her home.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 10, 1995 at Highland Park Baptist Church, with the Rev. Terry Tolleson officiating, Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Elk City. Friends may call at the Webb & Rodrick Funeral Home . Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

She was born on August 4, 1940, in Grenola to Orville and Irene (Painter) Sutton.

She was former head housekeeper at Meadowbrook Manor and was a member of Highland Park Baptist Church.

She married Larry Counsil in 1957. He died in 1964. She married Gary Counsil in 1965, and he died in 1974. She married Marvin Crigger on February 23, 1974, in Miami, OK., He survives.

Other survivors include her mother, Irene Sutton of Winfield; six sons, Larry "Butch" Counsil Jr., Gary "Rusty" Counsil II, Justin Counsil, Marvin "Chip" Crigger Jr. and Chad Crigger, all of Independence, and Joe Counsil of Elk City; a stepson Dale Crigger of Ault, CO.; five daughters, Tammy Hearne and Judy Ducke, both of Independence, Theresa Vaughn of Longton, Sally Davis of Dalhart, TX., and Eron Counsil of Elk City; a stepdaughter, Arlene Ohrt of Phoenix, AZ; five brothers, Delbert Sutton and Gordon Sutton, both of Winfield, Victor Sutton of Kansas City, MO., Paul Sutton of Coral Springs, FL., and Mike Sutton of Tyro; two sisters, Ami Dalton of Haysville and Peggy Barber of Cambridge; twenty-two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.


Unknown Newspaper - March 22, 2003

MR. ALVA C. CRISMAS - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

HOWARD - Alva Clinton Crismas, 63, of Garnett, died Saturday at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard with the Rev. Julie Shields of Howard United Methodist Church officiating.

Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard is handling the arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University, and donations may be left with the funeral home.

Mr. Crismas was born April 20, 1939 at Howard to Alva and Wilma (Westwood) Crismas. He attended school in Greenwood County and graduated from Climax High School in 1957.

He married Sylvia Stanton on June 30, 1962 at Erie. The marriage ended in 1977.

Mr. Crismas worked at a baseball bat factory in Jamestown, N.Y., during the 1960s and he returned to Kansas, working as city engineer in Miltonvale, during the 1970s.

He married Donna

on June 7, 1983 at Minneapolis. They made their home in Garnett, where Mr. Crismas worked as water treatment plant manager until his retirement in 2001 due to ill health. This marriage ended in 1996.

Mr. Crismas is survived by three sons, Alva Crismas Jr., Enid, Alan Crismas, Ogden, and Aaron Crismas, Norfolk, Va.; two brothers, Dale Crismas, Independence, and James Crismas, Humboldt; and seven grandchildren.


Unknown Newspaper - October 26, 2001

MR. EVERETT H. CRISMAS - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

HOWARD - Everett Harold Crismas, 94, of Howard, died Friday at Greenwood County Hospital, Eureka.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Funeral Home, Howard, with Scott Hawley of the East Point Church of Christ, Wichita, officiating. Interment will be at Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard.

Memorials are suggested to the Howard Church of Christ and the American Diabetes Association. Contributions may be left with the funeral home.

Mr. Crismas was born Jan. 22, 1907 near Howard to Clinton Everett and Ciphfronia (Myers) Crismas. He attended "Elk County schools and graduated from Howard High School in 1926.

He married Lydia Lucille Richard on Feb. 16, 1928 at Fredonia. She died earlier this year.

The couple lived northeast of Howard for many years before moving near Severy. Mr. Crismas was employed at the locker plant and grocery stores in Severy. He also worked in the construction of the Fall River Dam during the early 1950s.

The couple owned and operated Midway Grocery in Severy and farmed in the Severy area until moving to Erie in 1954, where they owned and operated Crismas Grocery Store until retiring in 1986. They moved to Howard in 1987.

He attended Howard Church of Christ.

Mr. Crismas is survived by a son, Richard Crismas, Springfield, Mo.; three daughters, Shirley Wunderlich, Piedmont, and Melba George and Linda Crismas, both of Wichita; a sister, Sylvia Carson, El Paso, Texas; 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.


Independence Reorter - August 24, 1972

MRS. HARRIET CRISMAS - Submitted by L. Morgan

Harriet Crismas Dies Wednesday

HOWARD-- Harriet "Hattie" (Davis) Crismas, 83, died Wednesday in the Twilight Manor Nursing Home in Howard, where she had been a resident for the past three years.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Spurrier Funeral Home Chapel with Roy L. Brown, pastor of the Howard United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Harriet Crismas was born Jan. 18, 1889 in Grenola, the daughter of Brice E. and Rebecca (Tabor) Davis. She moved to Howard with her parents as a child. On Mar. 17, 1917, she was united united in marriage to Clarence Crismas in Kansas City. Mrs. Crismas was employed for some time as a typesetter for the Howard Courant. She and her husband owned and operated a clothing store and dry cleaning services in Howard for many years.

Mrs. Crismas was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Survivors in addition to the husband of the home, include one daughter, Mrs. Eldon (JoAnne) Clevenger, Wichita.


Unknown Newspaper - January 11, 2005

MRS. LINDA E. CRISMAS - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

HOWARD - Linda Elaine Crismas, 57, died Tuesday at her home in Humboldt.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Humboldt United Methodist Church with Rev. Debby Dick officiating. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. at Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard with Rev. Gary Parsons officiating.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday at the Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard, and from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Humboldt United Methodist Church.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice Care of Kansas or the American Cancer Society and they may be left with the funeral home.

Mrs. Crismas was born on Aug. 25, 1947 at Eureka to Eldon and Agnes (Dixon) Shugart. After graduating from Severy High School in 1965, she attended cosmetology school in Wichita, graduating in 1966.

On Jan. 23, 1966, she married James D. Crismas in Severy. They lived in California before moving to El Dorado, where she was employed at the Walnut Valley Bank. In 1969, they moved to Humboldt and she worked in the office of Max Reynolds, D.D.S. for five years before purchasing a closed hardware store and operating it for several years before closing the store. She was employed for 14 years at Ellsworth Trucking which was later sold to Trimac Trucking.

Mrs. Crismas was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary and co-chairwoman of the Humboldt Veterans Memorial committee.

Surviving in addition to her husband two sons, Randy, Miami, Texas, and Mark, Pleasanton; a brother, Leroy Shugart, McPherson: five sisters, Lois Klepper, Severy, Janice Korte, Wellington, Carol Shugart, La Cygne, Mary Jo Plaster, Springfield, Mo., and Beth Goetzinger, Wichita; and three grandchildren.


Unknown Newspaper - March 8, 2001

MRS. LYDIA L. - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

HOWARD - Lydia Lucille Crismas, 90, Howard, died Thursday at Greenwood County Hospital in Eureka.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Zimmerman Funeral Home and burial will be Grace Lawn Cemetery, both in Howard.

She was born to James and Nancy (Morgan) Richards on a farm east of Howard on Sept. 2, 1910. She attended rural Vale and Union Valley schools and Severy High School.

She married Everett H. Crismas in Fredonia on Feb. 16, 1928. They lived on a farm northeast of Howard and later on a farm east of Severy. For a time Mrs. Crismas worked at the Severy locker plant and owned a Severy grocery store.

She and her husband operated Midway Grocery, north of Independence, and moved in 1954 to Erie. There they operated Crismas Grocery Store until retiring in 1986. The couple had lived in Howard since 1987.

Mrs. Crismas was a member of the Church of Christ.

In addition to her husband, survivors include: a son, Richard Crismas, Springfield, Mo.; three daughters, Linda Crismas and Melba George, both of Wichita, and Shirley Wunderlich, Piedmont; a brother, Harold Richards, Rantoul; a sister, Mary Hickox, Fredonia; and 15 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorials can be made to the Church of Christ or Twilight Manor, both in Howard.


Prairie Star - July 22, 2009

MR. DENNIS CRISP

Dennis Burton Crisp, age 92, a resident of Howard, passed away Monday, July 20, 2009 at the Greenwood County Hospital in Eureka. Dennis was born on Feb. 28, 1917 in Elgin, the son of Ed-ward and Dora (McGee) Crisp.

Dennis was a graduate of Elgin High School. Dennis taught school for seven years before World War li. During World War II he served in the Army Air Force.

On May 21, 1940 Dennis was united in marriage to Irma Magers in Howard. He later opened the Crisp Appliance Company in Howard. He sold televisions and other appliances and also offered appliance repairs.

He was a member of the Howard United Methodist Church where he was very active for many years. Dennis was also a member of the American Legion Carter Kader Post 149 and the Red Bud Chapter of Old Time Musicians. Dennis enjoyed flying, singing, playing guitar and fiddle, and he always looked forward to spending the winters in Yuma, Ariz., with his wife lrma.

Dennis is survived by his wife of 69 years Irma Magers Crisp of Howard, one son Jim Crisp and his wife Denise of Chula Vista, Calif., one daughter Suzy Springer and her husband Jeff of Topeka, three brothers; George Crisp of Wichita, Kenneth Crisp of Downs, Kan., and Roger Crisp of Richmond, Ind., three sisters; Kathryn Adkins of Derby, Kan., Ellen Burton of Bartlesville, Okla., and Jean Burton of Richmond, Ind., five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter Janie Crisp, one brother Wilbur Crisp, and one sister Mary

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 23, 2009 at the Howard United Methodist Church. Interment will be at Grace Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday at Zimmerman Funeral Home.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Howard United Methodist Church and may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences may be loft at www.countrysidefh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


Flint Hills Express - June 18, 2008

MISS JANIE CRISP - Submitted by L. Morgan

Janie Crisp, daughter of Dennis and Irma Crisp, was born on Nov. 2, 1947 in Wichita. Janie had an older sister Suzy, age two at the time. Janie was always a happy child and grew to be a very intelligent, fun loving child, which always carried through to adulthood.

When her sister Suzy started school in the first grade in Howard, she brought her reader home every evening and read the lessons to her. Janie was able to read almost everything on the first grade level when she started school two years later. Suzy and Janie were joined by baby brother Jim in 1949. This completed the Crisp family.

Janie graduated from Howard High School third in the class scholastically. She entered college at Emporia after high school graduation. She worked in the college library through her three and a half years of attendance. She became qualified to teach English and French.

After seven years of teaching in Kansas, she decided to see what the rest of the world was like. She resigned her position in Kansas and explored the possibilities in Colorado. Through night classes and summer school she became qualified as a librarian. She found that Roaring Fork District Re-1 had a vacancy in her field. She was hired for the position in 1976 and retired there in 2005, working first at Basalt High School and then Glenwood Springs High School.

Janie was a great singer. She sang for weddings and funerals, in the madrigals group and gospel choir. She played French horn in a brass band for a while. She played Mother Superior in Nunsence I & II in Glenwood Springs, Colo. She loved the local talent productions, participated in many and made great friends along the way.

Janie’s retirement days were not like she expected them to be. She had health problems that kept her from traveling and enjoying the world, but she never complained.

She will be fondly remembered and greatly missed in our family. In addition to her parents of Howard, Janie is survived by her brother Jim Crisp and his wife Denise of Chula Vista, California; her sister Suzy Springer and her husband Jeff of Topeka, nieces Valerie Crisp of Pacific Beach, Calif., and Ashleigh Crisp of Chula Vista, Calif., nephew Scott Crisp and his wife Danielle of Stevenson Ranch, Calif., niece Stacy Bailey and her husband Quinten of Topeka, nephew Mike Springer and his wife Tami of Collinsville, Ill., and six grand nieces and nephews. She also leaves many close friends who became her Colorado family.

Janie was a member of the Grand Valley United Methodist Church, PEO and Friends of Cable 12 Television. Her retirement home was in Battlement Mesa.

The Celebration of her Life was held at Carbondale Community Methodist Church, 285 S. 2nd Street, on Saturday, June 14.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Mountain Madrigal Singers, in care of Laura Porterfield, 0601 Canyon Creek Dr., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.


Prairie Star - October 21, 2015

MRS. ANNA C. CROCKER

Anna Charoletta Crocker age 57, of Longton, passed away at her home Monday, Oct. 12, 2015. She was born Feb. 22, 1958 in Leslie, Ark., the daughter of Melvin and Roberta (McElroy) Hightower.

Anna loved spending time with her grandchildren, and her family. She lived life to the fullest and loved being around people. She was preceded in death by her father, Melvin Hightower.

Anna is survived by her mother and step-father, Roberta and Alvin Taylor of Longton; daughter, Hanna Lyon and husband Billy of Independence; son, Brian Ostraner of Longton; sisters, Jackie Baty of Sedan, Sharon Hazelwood and husband Kevin of Wichita; brother, Ervin Davis and wife Teresa and son John Davis of Longton; half-sisters, Joy of Harrison, Ark., Carol of Marshall, Ark., and grandchildren, Benjamin Lyon, Raynbeau Lyon, and Aurora Lyon.

Memorial services were held Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 at the Christian Church in Longton.

Countryside Funeral Home is in charge of cremation. Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com.


January 1991

MR. CHARLIE L. CRONEY

Charlie Lee Croney passed away Wednesday, January 9, 1991 at the Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. He was 74 years of age. Charlie was born on March 11, 1916 at West Plains, Missouri to William and Mandy Parsely Croney. His family moved from Missouri when he was three years of age and Charlie grew to manhood in Oklahoma.

On December 27, 1940, he united in marriage with Lula Oline Frair at Holdenville, Oklahoma. She preceded him in death on October 18, 1975. Charlie lived in Holdenville, Dustin and Oklahoma City, before leaving Oklahoma to make his home in Kansas. He also lived in Adrian, Texas as well as several cities in Kansas during his life. In 1965, Charlie moved to Longton and has lived there most of the time since then. He was a shear operator at Miro-Flex Sign Company for many years.

Charlie was a member of the Longton Senior Center.

He is survived by three Sons, A.W. Croney of Sherman, Texas, Frank Croney of Wichita and Terry Croney of Longton, three daughters, Charline Gato of Coffeyville, Donna Baumgartel of Toronto and Wilma Ray of Yates Center, two brothers Howard Croney of Sherman, Texas and Francis Croney of Denton, Texas, a sister Alta Ballard of Blackwell, Oklahoma, seventeen grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren and nine step-greatgrandchildren. In addition to his wife, Lula, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Marie, a daughter Denola, two grandchildren, two brothers, Earl and Ray and three sisters, Deiphia, Elsie and Edith.

Graveside services were held at 1:00 p.m Monday, January 14, 1991 in Grace Lawn Cemetery at Howard with Rev. Ted D. Davis and Rev. Donald Zwink officiating. Mrs. Louise Morgan and Lloyd Zimmerman sang “Amazing Grace” and “Just A Closer Walk With Thee”. A memorial has been established with the Longton Senior Center, contributions can be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements were made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


Unknown Newspaper - March 17, 1990

MR. CHARLES F. CROSS - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

MOLINE - Charles "Forrest" Cross, 75, of Torrance, Calif., a former resident of Moline, died Saturday in Inglewood, Calif.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Watt Funeral Home Chapel in Moline with the Rev. LaDonna Carey officiating. Burial will be in the Moline Cemetery.

Mr. Cross was born Nov. 12, 1914, in Swifton, Ark., to Arthur and Pearl (Smothers) Cross.

He was employed as a production foreman for the Shell Oil Company and a member of the United Methodist Church.

Surviving is his wife, Dorothy, of the home.


Independence Reporter - August 26, 2007

MRS. DOROTHY L. CROSS - Submitted by L. Morgan

HOWARD - Dorothy L. Cross, 95, of Bartlesville, Okla., formerly of Moline, died Wednesday at Green County Village in Bartlesville.

Servies will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Moline Christian Church with Pastor Stan Rumbaugh officiating. Burial will be in Moline Cemetery.

Viewing will be from 10 a.m. until service time at the church.

Memorials are suggested to the Moline Christian Church or the Republican Party, and they may be sent to Countryside Funeral Home, P.O. Box 247, Fredonia, KS 66735. Arrangements are under the direction of Zimmerman Funeral Home, Howard.

Mrs. Cross was born on Nov. 15, 1911 near Medford, Okla., to James and Nora Fowler Gruben.

After graduating high school in Moline, she attended Pittsburg State Teacers College, receiving her teaching degree in 1938. She taught school in county rural schools for a few years, and in 1942 she moved to Los Angeles, Calif.

On Feb. 21, 1943 she married Chrles F. Cross in Los Angles and he died in 1990.

She worked for Goodyear in Los Angeles as an auditor. In 1995 she moved to Bartlesville, and was a member of the East Cross Methodist Church.


Unknown Newspaper - April 3, 1999

MRS. ANNA CROWELL - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

HOWARD - Anna Crowell, 94, of Longton, died Saturday at her home.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Longton United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Gerald Manley and David Sanchez officiating. Interment will be in the Longton Cemetery.

Memorials have been established with the Longton United Methodist Church and the Community Christian Church of Longton, and contributions may be left with Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard, which is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Crowell was born Jan. 8, 1905, at Parker, S.D., to Frank and Margaretha (Reimer) Guenther. She attended school and grew up in South Dakota.

On Jan. 19, 1926, she married Charles Bruce Crowell at Sioux Falls, S.D., and they made their home in South Dakota until moving to Elk County in 1931. He died in 1978.

She was a homemaker, and a longtime member of the Longton United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Frank Crowell, Iola, and Rex Crowell, Longton; three daughters, Caryl Brown, Minot, N.D., Beverly Baker, Winfield, and Kathryn

, Topeka; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.


September 1995

MRS. ELIZABETH C. CROWELL

LONGTON — Elizabeth Cathrine “Bethrine” Crowell, 78, of Longton, died Sept. 25, 1995, at Fredonia Regional Hospital in Fredonia.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Funeral Home, Howard. The Rev. Mike Dershem will officiate. Burial will be in Longton Cemetery.

A memorial has been established with Hospice Inc.. P.O. Box 3267. Wichita, Kan. 67201-3267. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.

Crowell was born Feb. 9, 1917, near Elk City, the daughter of Henry Arthur and Irma Frances (McBrian) Oliver. She attended Mt. Tabor rural school west of Elk City and graduated from Elk City High School in 1936.

She married Ralph Vernon Crowell Nov. 13, 1936. in Independence. They lived in rural Elk County near Howard and Longton most of their lives and in Longton in recent years.

She was baptized into the Christian Church at Elk City as a young child.

Survivors include her husband, Ralph Crowell, Longton; a son, Larry Crowell, Longton; two daughters, Vera Jontra, Howard. and Jean Dershem, Nash. Okla.; three brothers. Calvin Oliver, Nixa, Mo., Noel Oliver. Newton. and Boyd Oliver, Bartlesville, Okla.: nine grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren.


Unknown Newspaper - February 19, 2001

MR. LARRY R. CROWELL - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

HOWARD - Larry Ralph Crowell, 59, Longton, was found Feb. 19 in Longton after he been, reported missing for several weeks.

Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Christian Community Church in Longton with the Rev. David Sanchez officiating.

Private interment will be a the Longton Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Christian Community Church and they may be left with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.

Mr. Crowell was born Oct. 26, 1941, in Howard, to Ralph "Shorty" and Elizabeth "Bethrine" (Oliver) Crowell. He graduated from Longton High School in 1959, and then served in the U.S. Navy.

He married Helen Dickens in the early 1960s. and they divorced.

Mr. Crowell worked in Oregon, Washington and California for 20 years before returning to Longton in 1985. In recent years, he was employed as a laborer and farm worker and also worked in construction and manufacturing.

He is survived by two daughters, Tonya Smith, Portland, Ore., and Tina Harris, Kingman, Ariz.; two sisters, Vera Jontra, Howard, and Jeanie Dershem, Nash, Okla.; and four grandchildren.


Unknown Newspaper - July 1965

MRS. OMA CROWELL

Oma Crowell Dies Rites Wednesday
Mrs. Oma Crowell, 85, a Longton resident for 37 years, died about 8 p.m. Sunday in the Westervelt Nursing Home, where she was a patient for five days.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Longton Methodist Church with the Rev. Carl Packard, assistant pastor of the First Christian Church in Independence, officiating. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Elk City, under direction of Crumrine Funeral Home.

Mrs. Crowell was born June 9, 1880 in Rich Hill, Mo., the daughter of William M. and Talmyra (Higgins) Flesher. She was married at Nevada, Mo. in 1898 to B. H. Crowell. Her husband and two daughters preceded her in death.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lura Guenther, Willow Lake, S.D., Mrs. Madge Rankin of Howard and Mrs. Ruth Ballenger of Iola; six sons, Charles, Ralph, Glenn and Neil, all of Longton, Oin of Ottawa and Max of Conway Springs; two sisters, Mrs. Olive Hagins, Howard, and Mrs. Cora Surber, Las Vegas, N. M.; 38 grandchildren, 77 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

She was a member of the Christian Church of Rich Hill, Mo. Soloist was Dick Lessman of Elk City, accompanied by Everett Moore, organist.

Casket bearers were George Dame, Roy Hensley, Joy Jackson, Roy Morris and Phil Kramer.


Unknown Newspaper - September 26, 1997

MR. RALPH V. CROWELL - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

HOWARD - Ralph Vernon "Shorty" Crowell, 83, of Longton, died Friday at Mercy Hospital in Independence.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Dershem, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Yale, Okla., officiating. Burial will be in Longton Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Oma Crowell Scholarship Fund and contributions may be left at the funeral home.

Mr. Crowell was born Dec. 9, 1913, in Paw Paw community north of Howard, to Bruce and Oma (Flesher) Crowell.

He moved to Elk County at the age of 14 and worked in farming and ranching in the Oak Valley area.

On Nov. 13, 1936, in Independence, he married Elizabeth "Bethrine" Oliver and she died in 1995.

Mr. Crowell had worked as a heavy equipment operator for Martin-Marietta Industries in Moline and at the alfalfa mill in Longton. In later years he worked in ranching.

Survivors include a son, Larry Crowell, Longton; two daughters, Vera Jontra, Howard, and Jean Dershem, Nash, Okla.; a brother, Glenn Crowell, Independence; two sisters, Madge Rankin, Longton, and Ruth Ballenger, Humboldt; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.


Prairie Star - September 21, 2011

MRS. SARA N. CROWELL

Sara Nell Crowell, age 71, of Longton, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at her home. Sara was born on March 17,1940, in Wichita, the daughter of Thomas Gilbert and Juanita Virginia (Ramsey) O'Dell.

Sara attended elementary school at Bentley, Kan., and graduated from Longton High School. She married Patrick E. Crowell on Sept. 6, 1958, in Miami, Okla. Sara and Pat were married 53 years. Pat survives at their home.

Sara was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Moline. She was a member of the Altar Society and Eastern Star. Sara worked as an administrative assistant at Elk Valley High School. She had also worked at the Longton Bank and the Boeing Company.

Sara enjoyed many things in life. She loved to travel with her husband and family. She loved to fish and was awarded the Small Bass Lunker award from the State of South Dakota. While raising a large family, Sara was always willing to help others, whether it was a family member or a stranger. She was kind hearted and giving. Most of all Sara loved being with her family and being a mother and grandmother.

In addition to her husband, Pat, Sara is survived by three sons, Steve Crowell of Plymouth, Minn., Patrick Crowell of Viola, Kan., Charles Crowell of Conway Springs, Kan.; six daughters, Rebecca, Macy of Longton, Debbie Denholmof Tonganoxie, Kan., Virginia Crowelf of Viola," Kan., Christy Schneck of Wichita, Kathy Folsom of Longton, Judy Andra of Conway Springs, Kan.; three sisters, Sondra Dowell of Augusta, Judy Warren of Springfield, Mo., Cindy Gates of Fort Scott, Kan; 36 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

Sara was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Coeta Bowman, her brother Tom O'Dell.

Cremation has been requested. A rosary service was held Tuesday, Sept. 20, followed by mass at St. Mary's' Catholic Church in Moline. Memorials have been suggested to Harry Hynes Hospice or St. Jude's Children's Fund. Contributions may be left with the funeral home.

Services have been entrusted to Countryside-Zimmerman Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington St., PO Box 1233, Howard, KS


Unknown Newspaper - October 5, 1998

MR. WILLIAM E. CRUM - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

HOWARD - William Edward "Bill" Crum, 64, of rural Howard, died Monday at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Howard United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kibum Kim of Howard and the Rev. George Gardner of the College Hill United Methodist Church in Wichita officiating. Masonic services will be conducted by the Mulvane Masonic. Lodge, with military graveside services conducted by American Legion Carter-Rader Post at Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard. Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Bill E. Crum Memorial Scholarship Fund at West Elk High School and may be left with the funeral home.

Mr. Crum was born on Aug. 31, 1934, in Mulvane to Harold F. and Dorothy (Sickler) Crum. He was raised on a farm west of Mulvane and graduated from Mulvane High School in 1953.

On June 30, 1956, he married Sylvia Justvig in Wichita. After serving in the Army from 1957 to 1959, he was employed at Beech Aircraft Co. for a few years and also worked as a bricklayer in Wichita. In the early 1970s, he became a ranch manager for Packard Cattle Co. in Limon and Elbert, Colo. After spending five years in Colorado, he and his wife bought a small ranch north of Howard, where he raised cattle for 23 years.

In 1988, he became a steward at Eureka Downs and later worked for the Kansas Racing Commission as a horse steward and a judge for dog racing. In 1991, he became a correctional officer at the El Dorado Correctional Facility and continued in that position until his retirement in 1997.

He was a member of Mulvane Masonic Lodge No. 201, the Kansas Peace Officers Association and the American Quarter Horse Association.

Survivors include his wife; his daughter, Kelly Davis, Sedan; two sons, Chip Crum, Howard, and Casey Crum, Pittsburg; his mother, Dorothy. Crum, Mulvane; a brother, Galen Crum, Mulvane; a sister, Lucretia

, Wichita; and three grandchildren.


April 1991

MASTER CARL W. CRUMM IV

Carl Woodrow Crumm IV Carl Woodrow (Seth) Crumm IV passed away Tuesday, April 16, 1991 from accidental asphyxiation at Burden, Kansas. He was four years of age.

Seth, as he was known, was born on July 24, 1986, at Bartlesville, Oklahoma to Carl Woodrow Crumm III and Nikki Marlene Criger Crumm. During his life, Seth lived in Wichita, Howard and Grenola as well as Burden, Kansas.

He is survived by his mother, Nikki Crumm of Burden, his father Carl Woodrow Crumm III of Wichita, his grandparents, Pat Criger and Linda Criger of Howard, his great-grandparents Carl and Frances Criger of Howard, Betty MacKinlay of Independence and Dorothy Spurlock of Sedan, two uncles, Ken Uhis and Rusty Criger both of Howard and Greg Ridder, whom Seth knew and loved as a father.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 19, 1991 at the Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard with Rev. Art Hays of the First Baptist Church of Burden officiating. Karen Dahi was the organist with Connie Russell singing a medley of children’s hymns. The casket bearers were: Ken Uhis, Rusty Criger, Eric Williams, Lucas Mott, Jerry Wheeler and Nathan Cook. Cremation took place, at a later time, following the funeral services.

A memorial has been established with the Ronald McDonald House of Wichita. Contributions can be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements were made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


Elk County Citizen - June 21, 1905

MR. JOHN W. CRUMP - Submitted by L. Morgan

John W. Crump was born in Hart county, Kentucky, March 5th, 1847 and died at Howard, Kansas, June 17, 1905.

He came with this family to Grenola, Kansas January 1881 in which place he has since lived until about a month ago, when he moved to Howard and was living in the John Carter property.

In March he had pneumonia fever and it was followed by dropsy which caused his death.

Mr. Crump lost his wife about eighteen years ago, leaving him a family of four children, all of whom survive him. They are: E. G. Crump of Kaw City, Oklahoma; Flossie and Dora Crump and Mrs. J. L. Logston of Howard. Mr. Crump was a faithful husband, a kind and loving father, and an honest and upright man, who was loved and respected by all who knew him.

The funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Grenola and his remains were laid at rest in the Green Lawn cemetery of that place.


Sedan Times-Star - December 08, 2004

MR. ARTHUR L. CRUPPER

SEDAN - Arthur Laveme “Red” Crupper passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004 at the Fredonia Regional Hospital in Fredonia, Kan. He was 86 years of age, a resident of Sedan, Kan. and formerly of Howard.

Red was born on Nov. 19, 1918 at Delaware, Okla. to Willis Preston and Elizabeth Irene (Parker) Crupper. He attended elementary school at Dearing, Kan. and graduated from Tyro High School in 1938.

On Nov. 23, 1941, he united in marriage with Rose Johannah Schipper at Caney, Kan. Red entered the United States Army on Oct. 17, 1942 and served his country during World War II. After being discharged in 1945, Red became employed by Kansas Gas and Electric Company and worked as a lineman and agent until his retirement.

Red was a member of the Howard Rotary Club, the Boy Scouts of America, Sedan V.F.W., the Kansas Sunflower Shooting Dog Club and served as a Little League and Pee Wee baseball coach for 27 consecutive years. He was a member of the Humboldt Christian Church in Humboldt, Kan.

He is survived by his wife, Rose; his sons, Larry, Sedan, Steve, Edgerton, Kan. and Don, Kansas City, Mo.; a brother, Neal, Portland, Ore.; a sister, Ramona Wierima, Yacolt, Wash.; 10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Stanley “Bo” Crupper, his parents, five brothers and two sisters.

Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, at the Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard, with Earl Tresner of the Jonesburg Community Church south of Sedan, Kan. officiating. Joan Greer and Walter Wigton sang “How Great Thou Art” and “Amazing Grace”. Military funeral honors was conducted by the United States Army Honor Guard from Ft. Riley, Kan.

A memorial has been established with the Chautauqua County Animal Shelter. Contnbutions may be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements were made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


Prairie Star - March 18, 2009

MRS. DORIS R. CRUPPER

Doris Raye Crupper 74, died March 11, 2009 at her home in Howard.

Doris was born June 2, 1934 in rural Chautauqua, the daughter of Ray and Sarah Delores (Dunn) Shaw.

Doris worked several years as a social service designate, and many other positions for Twilight Manor Nursing Home in Howard. She was a member of the Flint Hills Assembly of God Church in Howard and the Grandkid Club.

On Jan. 8, 1998 Doris married Larry Crupper, he survives at their home.

Other survivors include: five daughters, Monica Benson of Derby, Kan., Mona Leisa Meisch of Howard, Dee Dee Benson of Salina, Kan., Angela Comer of Quapaw, Okla., and Carol Gil of Erie, Kan.; two brothers, Robert and Thomas Shaw both of Bartlesville, Okla.; four stepsons, 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents and sister Joan Shaw Waites.

Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 10 a.m. at Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard, with Pastor Robin Haines officiating. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice Care of Kansas, El Dorado office and may be left or mailed to the funeral home. Services are entrusted to Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


Independence Reporter - February 24, 2008

MRS. ROSE J. CRUPPER

HOWARD-- Rose Johannah Crupper, 88, of Howard, died Thursday at Sedan City Hospital.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First Baptist church in Howard. Private interment will be at Grace Lawn cemetery.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service at the church.

Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church in Howard and donations may be sent to Countryside Funeral Home, P.O. Box 247, Fredonia, KS 66737. Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard is handling the arrangements.

Mrs. Crupper was born Nov. 19, 1919 in Tyro, the daughter of John and Henrietta (Wiegmann) Schipper.

She graduated from Tyro High School in 1938 and attended Coffeyville Junior College for one year.

She married Arthur “Red” Crupper on Nov. 23, 1941 at Caney Christian Church. He died in 2004.

Mrs. Crupper was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Howard. She was also a member of American Baptist Woman and 4-H.

She is survived by three sons, Larry Crupper, Howard, Steve Crupper, Edgerton and Don Crupper, Kansas City, Mo.; a sister, Kathryn Crupper, Boothwynn, Pa.; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


Unknown Newspaper - July 1, 1999

MR. CECIL O. CULLISON - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

FREDONIA - Cecil Owen Cullison, 86, of Fall River, died Thursday at Fredonia Regional Hospital. Graveside services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Mount Zion Cemetery in rural Fall River with Mike Myers officiating.

Memorials are suggested to the Fall River Christian Church.

Timmons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Cullison was born Aug. 11, 1912, at Sperry, Okla., to Carl and Susie (Downs) Cullison. On Aug. 3, 1941, he married Faye Davenport and she survives.

Mrs. Cullison served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the South Pacific. He was a farmer.

Other survivors include three sons, Carl Cullison, Evansville, Ind., David Cullison, Kansas City, Mo., and Rex Cullison, Humboldt; three daughters, Peggy Moore, Wichita, Patricia Wright, Duncan, Okla., and June Dorflinger, Waterford, Calif.; a sister, Doris Spurgeon, Skiatook, Okla.; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


Independence Reporter - May 5, 1957

MISS ETHEL R. CUMMINS - Submitted by L. Morgan

Ethel R. Cummins, Dies At Howard; Funeral Monday
Miss Ethel R. Cummins 77, a resident of Howard died Saturday at her home here. She had been bedfast for three and one-half years and was found dead in her bed, by her brother, Harry Cummins with whom she made her home for the past 15 years.

Ethel R. Cummins was born in Howard March 4, 1880, the daughter of Ezra Cummins and Lucy (Jones) Cummins. She had resided here her entire life.

Surviving besides the brother Harry, are Ray, Arthur, and Ralph of Howard and one sister, Mrs. Margaret Carson of Howard.

Funeral services will be held at the Moon Chapel here on Monday at 10:30 o'clock in the morning with the Rev Phone Mitchell of the Methodist Church in charge. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery under the direction of the Moon Funeral Home.


1942

MRS. LUCY CUMMINS

Mrs. Lucy Cummins, aged 85, passed away at her home six miles northeast of Howard, about one o'clock yesterday morning-. The funeral services will be held at the Moon Funeral Home in this city tomorrow, Friday, at 2:30 p.m.

Mrs. Cummins had lived on the farm where she passed away sixty-four years.


June 1995

MRS. MARGARETTE CUMMINS

Margarette Cummins passed away Monday, June 19, 1995 at the Howard Twilight Manor nursing home in Howard. She was 92 years of age. Margarette was born February 16, 1903 on a farm east of Howard to Benjamin J. and Nannie Bell (Baiid) Corbin. She attended School and grew to womanhood in the Howard community.

Margarette began teaching music at fifteen years of age, and taught as many as thirty students at a time. She gave lessons on the piano, organ, violin, guitar, accordion, and banjo.

On January 29, 1922 she married Arthur Walter Cummins at the First Christian Church in Howard. To this union were born two daughters Wanda and Treva. Margarette and Arthur owned and operated a farm east of Howard until moving into town in the l970's. Arthur preceded her in death on June 18, 1982. She entered Howard Twilight Manor in 1992. During her lifetime, she was an active member of the Howard Christian Chinch, Loyal Lima E.H.U , and the American Legion Auxiliary of Carter-Radier Post $149 at Howard.

Margarette was also a active member of the Cowgirls, a local group of talented women who played as far away as Texas, and were also heard on the radio, she was the instigator of the "Merry Music Makers" of Howard, a group that performed for various organizations and nursing homes. During her stay in the nursing home, she continued to teach music, and play the piano for their entertainment and church services. Her enjoyment came from music.

She is survived by her daughters Wanda Dilli and her husband Butch of Howard, and Treva Beaty and her husband Harold of Midland, Texas, a sister Pauline Smith of Howard, eight grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren and fifteen great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 22, 1995 at the Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard with Rev. Robin Hahics of the Flint Hills Assembly of God in Howard officiating. Mrs. Carolyn Wilnerd will sing "Abide With Me" and "Amazing Grace," The casket bearers will be Jay JuAire, Joe JuAire, Lee JuAire, Rex JuAire, Don Smith, and Lonnie Smith. Interment will be held in Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard. A memorial has been established with the Howard Twilight Activity Fund Contributions may be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements are being made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


The Elk County Ledger - May 12, 1877

MRS. FANNY CUNNINGHAM - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Boston Items
Boston, Kansas, May 9, 1877
Mrs. Fanny Cunningham, wife of Thomas Cunningham, was buried on last Friday. She was taken violently ill on Sunday night and died Thursday evening. Mrs. Cunningham was a daughter of John Webb and has been married but little over a year; she was a perfect lady in every particular and was beloved by all who knew her. Her husband has the sympathies of the entire community.


Unknown_Newspaper - February 9, 2004

MR. GERALD P. CUNNINGHAM - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

HOWARD - Gerald "Jerry" Pete Cunningham, 67, died Monday at Elk Manor Nursing Home in Moline.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, Moline, with the Rev. Kim Wilcox officiating. Burial will be in Elk Falls Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the First Baptist Church and they may be left with Zimmerman Funeral Home. Howard.

Mr. Cunningham was born Jan. 14, 1937 in Elk Falls to Logan and Undine (Joyce) Cunningham. He graduated from Moline High School in 1955.

Mr. Cunningham served in the U.S. Army for two years and then worked as a long-haul truck driver for 45 years, retiring from Wynne Transport in 2001. He received many safety awards, including the "Million Miles" award for accident-free driving.

On Sept. 22, 1980, in Moore, Okla., he married Anna Eleanor "Ellie" (Allen) Cain, and she survives.

Mr. Cunningham was a member of the First Baptist Church, American Legion and the National Rifle Association.

Other survivors include a son, Cory, Gunnison, Colo.; two stepsons, Ray Cain and David Cain, both of Fayetteville, N. C.; a daughter. Pamela Trevino, Laredo, Texas; two stepdaughters, Terry Smith and Carla Giles, both of Fayetteville, N.C.; his mother, Undine Cunningham. Newton; a brother, Larry Cunningham, Redlands, Calif.: a sister, Joyce Williams, Newton; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


Prairie Star - October 17, 2012

MRS. HELEN CUNNINGHAM

Helen Rogers Cunningham, age 99, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in Wichita.

She was born in Howard, on March 21, 1913, to James and Flora May Rogers.

Graveside memorial services were held at Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard on Monday, Oct., 15. Memorials are suggested to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Rolla Cunningham, sisters Frances Curmode Cunningham, Sarah Haggard, Ruth Barber; brothers Jimmy Rogers, Roy Rogers; nephews Harold E. Rogers, James Rogers, Eugene Curmode, Ellsworth B. Curmode, Jr.

Survivors include nephews Jerry & Mitzi Haggard, E.J. & Linda Barber, Rick Barber. Caretaker and nephew Gary Curmode, niece Marie Curmode, great niece Judy Curmode Hotze, and several great nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are entrusted to Countryside-Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


Unknown_Newspaper - January 10, 1993

MR. L STEVE CUNNINGHAM - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

MOLINE - L. Steve Cunningham, 42, of Elk Falls, died of natural causes Sunday at Mercy Hospital in Independence.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Watt Funeral Home. Cremation has taken place, and memorials are suggested to Twilight Manor nursing home in Howard.

L. Steve Cunningham was born March 31, 1950, in Lynwood, Calif., to Lawrence P. and Margery J. (Blakely) Cunningham.

He was a certified nurse aide.

He is survived by his mother, Margery Cunningham, Elk Falls; five brothers, Thomas Cunningham, Oklahoma City, Michael Cunningham, Tulsa, Okla., Christopher Cunningham, Everett, Wash., Kevin Cunningham, West Covina, Calif., and Jimmy Cunningham, Picayune, Miss.; and one sister, Theresa Schrader, Andover.


Prairie Star - November 5, 2008

MRS. UNDINE J. CUNNINGHAM

Undine Joyce Cunningham, 98, a former resident of Moline, passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, in Yuma, Ariz.

Undine was born on May 13,1910 in Hewins, the daughter of Samuel Alexander and Delsie (Miller) Joyce.

Undine was a graduate of Cedar Vale High School. She attended Pittsburgh State University. Undine taught school several years in Elk county, riding a horse to school daily, until she married Logan Cunningham in December of 1933 at Elk Falls. They were married for 39 year until his death in 1972.

Undine and Logan had three children. She was a homemaker until her children were raised. She then worked for the state hospital in Winfield as a Psychiatric Technician for 12 years until her retirement at the age of 65. Undine was a member of the First Baptist Church in Moline.

Undine volunteered for Friendship Meals for 21 years.

She is survived by one son Larry Cunningham, San Bernardino, Calif.; one daughter Joyce Williams, Yuma, Ariz.; nephews Steven and Jan Joyce, Wichita, and Gary Pegrum, Tacoma, Wash.; nieces Connie and Mike Hudson, Neodesha, and Joyce Irene Bettingfield Tacoma, Wash.; 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, one son Jerry Cunningham, three brothers: Earl, Alfred and Jack Joyce, two sisters: Myrtle Pegrum and Gertrude Smith.

Graveside services were held Monday, Nov. 3, 2008 at Elk Falls Cemetery, with Pastor Tim Adams officiating.

The family suggests memorial contribujions to: The Mac-ular Degeneration Foundation and may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh. com. Arrangements are under the direction of Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


Unknown Newspaper - October 14, 1966

MR. JOHN F. CURRAN - Submitted by Dan Durbin

John Curran Services Held
John Francis Curran, son of Margaret Welch and Martin Curran, was born June 3, 1894 in Chautauqua County, Kan., and departed this life at his home Oct. 14, 1966.

He spent his entire life in this community. He was a farmer and stockman and a member of St. Mary's Church.

His survivors are: one brother, Joe, and one sister, Nellie, both of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and three brothers.

The Rosary was recited Sun., Oct. 16, 1966 at the Watt Funeral Home at 8 p.m. Funeral mass was held Mon., Oct. 17, 1966 at 10 a.m., with Rev. Patrick Mannion officiating.

Interment was made in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Pall bearers were; Jim Hogan, Leo Welch, Hubert Conway, Frank Schmidt, Kenneth Walker and Bill Kill.


Unknown Newspaper - March 1968

MISS MARGARET E. CURRAN - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Nellie Curran Services Held
Services for Miss Margaret (Nellie) Ellen Curran, 85, Tuesday morning in St. Mary's Church with Rev. Patrick Mannion officiating. Miss Curran died Saturday at her home in Moline.

She was a lifetime resident of this area having spent the major part of her life on a farm south of Moline.

Miss Curran was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and St. Mary's Altar Society. She also belonged to the Sew-N-Sew Club.

Survivors include a brother, Joseph, of the home.

Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.


Unknown Newspaper - September 29, 2003

MRS. LOIS R. CURREY - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.

WICHITA - Lois R. Currey, 80. died Monday.

She was born on May 14, 1923 to Robert and Ethel Martin and grew up in Longton.

She started teaching in Longton for a year. She graduated from Independence Community College and earned her education degree at Pittsburg State Teachers College. Afterwards she taught high school English and English Literature for two years in Pretty Prairie. She moved to Wichita and resumed her teaching career and retired after 35 years as the librarian in several Wichita elementary schools.

She is survived by a son, Stephen Mashburn, Wichita: and two sisters, Ruth Davidson, formerly of Longton, and Joan Hisken, both of Belle Plaine.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Percy Currey.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church with interment at 3:30 p.m. at Longton. Affinity Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.


The Sedan Times-Star - April 2, 1980

MR. JACK K. CUSTER - Submitted by AFOFG

Services Held for Jack Custer
Jack Kevin Custer of Kansas City, Ks., died Mar. 27. He was born in Kansas City, Ks., on Oct. 7, 1957, to Jack and Pat (Mills) Custer. He was a plumber.

Survivors include his parents of Moline; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Custer and Mrs. Audry Mills; two brothers, Terry Lee and Robert, both of Moline; three sisters, Debbie Schultz of Kansas City, Ks., Katherine Custer, and Patricia Custer, both of Moline.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Mar. 30, at 2:00 p.m. at the Fulton-Nickel Funeral Home in Kansas City.

Graveside services were held at Moline on Monday afternoon with the Rev. Harold Trevolt officiating.


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