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Sedan Times-Star - October 2010

MR. ROGER L. HADLOCK

Roger L Hadlock. age 66. longtime resident of Longton, passed away Saturday. Oct- 23. 2010 at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita.

He was born on January 6, 1944 in Independence, Kansas the son of Ivor Charles and Verna Lee (Thompson) Hadlock. Roger was a graduate of Longton High School class of 1962.

On Sept. 5, 1965 Roger was united in marriage to Janet Kimzey at the Baptist Church in Longton. The couple lived in Golden, Colo., where Roger was employed by American Metals at their Urad mine and served in the Colorado Army National Guard. In 1973 they returned to the family farm south of Longton where they raised livestock.

Roger was a member of the Longton United Methodist Church where he served on the Trustee Board. Other memberships included the Masonic Lodge, Elk County Livestock Association, Elk County Extension Board, Elk County Free Fair Board, Caney Valley Electric Board, Soil Conservation Service, member and leader of the Longton Boosters 4-H Club, and a longtime member of the Elk Valley School Board.

Roger is survived by his wife Janet of the home, one daughter Amy Parker and husband Craig of Olathe, Kan., one son Charlie Hadlock of Longton, one brother Robert Hadlock and wife Cora of Casper, Wyo., one sister Wanda Maitoy and husband Jack of Wichita, two grandchildren Tommy and Claire Parker of Olathe, Kan., and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m.. Wednesday, Oct. 27.


Unknown Newspaper - February 1979

MR. JESSE LLOYD HAGINS

Jesse Lloyd Hagins, oldest son of W. D. (Billy) and Olive Flesher Hagins, was born at Howard, Kansas on May 17, 1906 and departed this life on February 1,1979 at the hospital in Sedan/Kansas. He was a lifetime resident in and around the Howard area. During World War II, he went into the United States Army but was discharged a few months later due to a back injury. The past years have been spent at the Twilight Manor Nursing Home due to poor health.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Shirley Thompson of Winfield, Kansas and his wife Myrtle of Eureka, Kansas. He also leaves behind four brothers, Dean of Wichita, Kansas, Dorth of Arlington, Washington, Keith of Kansas City, Kansas, and Wayne of Marysville, Washington. There are 2 granddaughters, 1 grandson, and 1 great granddaughter. He was preceded in death by a daughter Charlene, who died in infancy.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 5, 1979 at the Zimmerman Funeral Home with Rev. Harry Justvig of the Howard Christian Church officiating. Mrs. Helen Vinette provided the organ music. The casket bearers were Waldo Gray, Herbert Spurrier, Ted Ingle, Millard Cox, Harvey Malcom, and Lloyd Zimmerman. Burial was in the Grace Lawn Cemetery at Howard, Kansas. Services were directed by the Zimmerman Funeral Home at Howard, Kansas.


June 1966

MRS. OLIVE F. HAGINS

Olive Flesher Hagins, youngest daughter of William M. and Palmyra Flesher, was born on. March 3, 1883, near Rinehart, Vernon county, Missouri.

On September 12, 1904, she was united in marriage to William B. Hagins at Fort Scott, Kansas. Following their marriage, they moved to a farm northwest of Howard, later moving to Howard. She had spent most of her life in Elk county. Mrs. Hagins passed away June 2, 1966.

To this union were born five sons, Lloyd of Howard; Deane of Wichita; Dorth of Arlington, Washington; Keith of Kansas City, and Wayne of the home.

She is also survived by 18 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Cora Surber of Las Vegas, New Mexico; a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mrs. Hagins was preceded in death by her husband; one grandson; two great grandchildren; her mother, father, and one sister.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of the Spurrier-Watt Funeral Home, Howard, Kansas. on June 6, at 2:00 p. m., with the Rev. James Lorensen of the local Christian church officiating. Casket bearers were Millard Cox, Ted Ingle, Bert Bennett, Harvey VanBuskirk, Holly M. Miller and A. H. Kling. Music was presented by Mrs. Curtis Morgan, vocalist, accompanied by Mrs. Guy M. Denton at the organ. Interment was in Grace Lawn cemetery, Howard, Kansas.


Prairie Star - September 11, 2013

MRS. SHIRLEY HAIGLER

Shirley (Rutherford) Haigler, age 101, a former resident of Howard, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 at the Dillon Living Center in Hutchinson, Kan.

Shirley was born Dec. 16, 1911, in Howard to Mr. and Mrs. A.V. Rutherford. She attended school in Howard and graduated from Howard High School. Shirley then went on to graduate from Wichita Business College.

Shirley met and married Martin Haigler on June 19, 1932 in Howard and in 1982 they celebrated their golden anniversary with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Shirley was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hutchinson and the Silver Leaf Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. She held several stations in the Eastern Star and became Worthy Matron in 1965. She was a Grand Representative of New Mexico in Kansas for three years. Shirley was a member of the Order for over 60 years.

Shirley is survived by her four sons: Dan and wife Betty of Colorado Springs, Colo., Jack and wife Mary of Canon City, Colo., Glen and wife Laura of Fort Scott, Kan., and Clark of Bakersfield, Calif.; 13 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and 10 greatgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Martin and eight brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 at Countryside-Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard, with Pastor Jeanine Rishel of the First United Methodist Church in Hutchinson officiating.

Interment followed at Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard.

Memorials are suggested to the Order of the Eastern Star and may be sent to the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Countryside-Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard.


The Moline Advance - November 29, 1928

MR. D. A. HAINES - Submitted by Dan Durbin

DEATH OF D. A. HAINES

D. A. Haines passed away at the home of his son, Everett E. Haines at Chanute Monday. Funeral services were held at Chanute Tuesday morning and the body was brought to Moline where interment was made in the Moline cemetery, Rev. O. W. Dewey conducting services a the side of the grave.

A number of the Moline friends of the family attended the services at the grave.

Mr. Haines had attained a ripe old age. He kept a store in Moline for a number of years on the ground floor of the I. O. O. F. building at the corner of Main and Second streets until the fire occurred January 11, 1911. He was of a quiet retiring disposition but had the respect of all the community. The Advance joins in regret for the loss of a good citizen, friend and neighbor.


The Moline Review - July 15, 1910

MRS. RACHAEL D. HAINES - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Rachael Diana Cullison was born April 3, 1850 in Coshocton, Coshocton County, Ohio. October 4, 1870 she was married to D A Haines at Marysville, Vermillion County Illinois by U B minister, J. W. Cooper. They lived one year in Montgomery County, Indiana, then moved to Illinois where they remained until 1888 when they moved to Hiatsville Kansas. In 1892 they moved to Kimball, Neosho County, Kansas where they lived eleven years before coming to Moline where she died July 11, 1910. There were no children born to this family but they raised her husbands nephew Everett Haines and in the goodness of her heart she was always a mother to him.

Mrs Haines was of a deeply religious nature and early made a profession of faith and united with the M D Church with which she remained identified except when she joined the U B church while living at Kimball Kansas because it was more convenient to attend. The funeral was held at the M E church in Moline July 13 and the remains were laid to rest in the Moline cemetery. The bereaved ones have the sympathy of all in their loss.


The Elk County Reporter - June 15, 1967

MR. CHARLES W. HAINLIN - Submitted by Dan Durbin

CHARLES HAINLIN SERVICES HELD
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Watt Funeral Home chapel for Charles Wesley Hainlin, 80, of Moline. He died Friday in the Newton Memorial hospital of Winfield where he had been a patient for two weeks.

Mr. Hainlin was born Mar. 10, 1887, at Longton, the son of Fredrick and Julia (Tice) Hainlin. He was employed in the maintenance department of the Union Gas System until his retirement in 1952.

He married Octa Higginbotham at Howard Feb. 20, 1918. She survives at the home.

Mr. Hainlin was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Masonic Lodge, the order of Eastern Star, the American Legion, Lions Club and Methodist Church, all of Moline.

Survivors in addition to the widow include two daughters, Mrs. Joan Durbin, Moline and Mrs. Bonnie Bynum, Independence; one brother, Fred, of Sullivan, Mo.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Rev. Miles Stotts, pastor of the Moline Methodist Church, officiated. Burial was in the moline cemetery.


Longton Gleaner - February 1902

MR. FRED HAINLIN - Submitted by Dan Durbin

FRED HAINLIN DEAD

Fred Hainlin died at his home at 2:05 p. m. Sunday, February 16, 1902. His death was not unexpected, as he had been sinking ever since his return from Wichita.

Fred Hainlin was born in Germany, December 19, 1836. When eighteen years old he came to America and located in Illinois.

When the great struggle, the Civil war, began, he enlisted and served three years in Company C, Fourth Missouri volunteer cavalry. Upon being mustered out he returned to Illinois, where he remained until 1871, when he came to Kansas. On October 30th, 1873, he was married to Miss Julia Tice. To them were born three sons and two daughters, Fred, Edward, and Charles; Bertha and Iva. All the children survive the father and only one has left the family hearthstone; Bertha, who is now Mrs. William Frazier. They were all present and helped care for their father during his sickness and followed the remains of him who was dear to them on the last sad journey.

For a number of years Mr. Hainlin lived in Painterhood township, being one of the poineers of that neighborhood. In 1885 he moved to Longton and this city has been his home since then. His business was real estate and insurance, and he was a very successful pension claim agent. Mr. Hainlin has held various offices in the city and township and was very careful in his office work.

Last fall he became convinced that he had a cancer on his tongue and went to Wichita for treatment. The location of this cancer made it impossible to give proper treatment. After a couple of months he returned home in a very weak condition and since then constantly grew worse until the grim messenger called him hence.

The organization of which he was ever proud to be a member, the G. A. R. , buried this dead soldier. The hearse was decorated with flags at half-mast and all the honors belonging to the soldier dead were paid to him. We could not help but think it was a pity that he who was always so enthusiastic in all that pertained to the cerimonials of his lodge should be unable to realize that all was as it should be. But the eyes were closed and could not see the flag of which he was so proud, and the ears could not hear the salute that was fired over the grave before his comrades said the last farewell and returned to their homes, sorrowing that there would be one less at roll call.


Unknown paper - August 1934

MRS. JULIA HAINLIN - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Mrs. Julia Hainlin Laid To Rest Friday Afternoon

The funeral services of Mrs. Julia Hainlin, who passed away Thursday of last week, where(sic) held at her home on West Fourth Avenue at 2:30 Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. G. W. Crosby of the Federated church. A large number of friends of the family attended. The floral offerings were beautiful.

A mixed quarter composed of Mrs. Conway, Mrs. Adamson, Mr. Brighton and Mr. Hayward sang "Rock of Ages" and "Nearer My God to Thee". The pallbearers were C. C. Carson, Chas. O. Walters, Bert Cook, Frank Miller, Phil Erdman and Glenn W. Smith.

Mrs. Hainlin was one of the oldest citizens of Longton, and highly respected. She was laid to rest beside her husband in Longton cemetery. The family has the sympathy of a large circle of friends.

Julia Tice was born in Marietta, Ohio, May 14, 1853*, and died at her home in Longton, Kansas, August 16, 1934, at the age of 81 years, 3 months and 1 day.

At the age of 12 she came to Kansas and at the age of 18* she was united in marriage to Fred. W. Hainlin at Howard, Kansas, who having preceded her in death 32 years, passing on at the age of 62 years.

To this union 7 children were born, five of them live to mourn her death. Mrs. Hainlin has made this community her home since the date of her marriage. She was converted and joined the Episcopalian church in her young life. She was also amember of the W. R. C. of Longton. In fact she was honored a few weeks ago as the only living charter member of the W. R. C. of Longton. She was a kind and loving mother and leaves to mourn her death 3 sons, 2 daughters, 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

*based on information from her marriage license, she was 19 on her wedding day, October 30, 1873. This would mean she was born in 1854. Or, the age listed on the marriage license could be wrong.


The Moline Advance - April 1988

MRS. OCTA L. HAINLIN - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Octa Lee Hainlin, 91, of Moline, died Monday, April 11, 1988 at the Elk Manor Nursing Home at Moline. She was born December 24, 1896 in Texas County, Missouri, to John Milton and Mary Paralee (Rust) Higginbotham

On February 20, 1918 at Howard, Octa married Charles Wesley Hainlin. He preceded her in death on June 9, 1967. Octa was a homemaker and a member of the United Methodist Church at Moline. She was also a member of the Eastern Star Lodge at Longton and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary at Moline.

Survivors include two daughters, Bonnie Lee Bynum of Independence; and Joan Durbin of Moline; three sisters, Minnie Fouch and Ruby Pembleton, both of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; and Ruth Nay of Moline; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held Thursday, April 14, at 2:00 p.m. at the Watt Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. William Ripley, Pastor of the Moline United Methodist Church officiated. Serving as pallbearers were Lee Bynum, Dan Durbin, Charles Durbin, Lawrence Malone, John Clark, and Eddie Barnes. Shea Watkins provided prelude and postlude music on the organ. Lisa Bynum, a granddaughter, sang "Old Rugged Cross." Interment was in the Moline Cemetery. Watt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


The Moline Advance - February 13, 1930

MR. ED HALDERMAN - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Ed Halderman, formerly of near Leeds, Kansas, died February 5th at his home at Palma, New Mexico, after several years illness. The remains were brought to Moline and funeral services were conducted at the Christian Church by Rev. Sidney Hawkins Sunday afternoon and interment was made in the Moline cemetery.

Mr. Halderman was past 59 years old and leaves his wife, two sons and one grandchild. His brother, Charles, lives near Cedar Vale. He was a good citizen, a good neighbor and a highly respected man.


Sedan Times-Star - July 25, 2001

MRS. BETTE J. HALL

Bette Jo Hall, age 76, of Knob Noster, Missouri, died Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at the Research Medial Center in Kansas City, MO as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Knob Noster.

She was born October 16, 1924 in Grenola, Kansas, the daughter of Arnold and Jessie (Horning) Snair. She attended high school in (Grenola, during which time she worked as a linotype operator for the Grenola Gazette.

On May 28, 1944 in Sedan, Kansas, she married Billy K. Hall,who preceded her in death on July 15, 1984. They lived in Sedan and Wichita and both Mr. & Mrs. Hall had worked for the Sedan Times-Star before they moved to Fort Smith, Arkansas. They also lived in Las Vegas, Nevada and Bartlesville, Oklahoma before they purchased the Knob Noster Item in 1959. Mrs. Hall had been Editor/Publisher of the Item until her retirement in 1990 and had continued to provide news items for the paper until her death.

Bette was a member of the Missouri Press Association, the United Methodist Church of Knob Noster and the United Methodist Women and was active in Democratic Party politics.

Survivors include two sons, Ted Hall and Stan Hall, both of Knob Noster, two sisters, Katherine Fox, Sun City, CA and Jean Horn, Moline, KS, a brother, Robert Snair, Phoenix, AZ, two granddaughters, Misty and Jessica Hall and one great granddaughter, Kelsey Futrel, all of Knob Noster.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2001, at the United Methodist Church in Knob Noster with Reverend Keny Skidmore officiating. Burial was in the Knob Noster Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the church and may be left in care of the funeral home. Sweeney-Phiilips & Holdren Funeral Home, 617 N. Maguire, Warrensburg, MO 64093 was in charge of the arrangements.


Winfield Daily Courier - February 15, 2001

MRS. LURA D. HALL - Submitted by L. Morgan

HOWARD-- Lura Diantha Hall, 106, longtime resident of Howard, died Feb. 14, 2001, at Howard Twilight Manor.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Grace Lawn Cemetery. Pastor Toney Pameticky will officiate.

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

Hall was born April 12, 1894, in Kingman county to Emma Belle (Flood) and John Andrew McAlister. She attended school near Spivey.

On Sept. 29, 1913, she married Kenneth Columbus, “KC” Hall in Wichita. She was a homemaker and was employed at Beech Aircraft during World War II. In 1946 the family moved to Elk County where they owned and operated a ranch west of Howard. In the early 1980s, she and her husband moved into Howard. He died Nov. 3, 1983.

Hall was a member of the First Congregational Church while living in Wichita and a longtime member of the former Presbyterian church of Howard.

Survivors include three sons, Hugh Hall, Sarona, Wis., Phil Hall, Longmont, Colo., and Don Hall, Howard; two daughters, Gertrude Lindig, Fort Morgan, Colo., and Margaret Roberson, Chattanooga, Tenn., three sisters, Allie Friend, Wichita, Lillian Washburn, Cleveland, Okla., and Kittie Rustenbach of Ponca City, 16 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.


The Moline Review - April 1, 1910

MR. WILLIAM R. HALL - Submitted by Dan Durbin

William Roselle Hall was born in Jefferson Co., New York, April 15th, 1837. Died after an illness of a few hours Tuesday Mar. 22nd, 1910. He was united in matrimony Oct. 11, 18, 1859 to Electa Collins who survives him. To this union were born ten children, three boys and seven girls, two girls died in infancy. Three boys David, Xura and Amos and five girls, Mrs. Corthela Potter, Mrs. Lela Beach, Mrs. Onique Gaither, Mrs. Mabel Bonjour and Mrs. Jesse Gilman remain to mourn with their mother the loss of a loving husband and a kind father.

Mr. Hall moved from his native state to Oceana C. Mich. in 1861. From this place he entered the army, serving in Company A 3rd Mich Volunteers Infantry until the close of the war. This service so breaking his naturally rugged constitution that he was compelled to emigrate from place to place for the benefit of his health first to Iowa thence to Republic co., Kansas, thence to Woodson, Co. thence to Miller Co., Mo., and then back to Elk Co. Kansas in 1902 here he remained until his death.

Mr. Hall was of a genial sociable disposition gaining and retaining the friendship and respect of all with whom he came in contact. His cheerful presence will be greatly missed in our city in which he has made his home for the past eighteen months. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Cullison at the M. E. Church after which the body was laid to rest in Ames Chapel Cemetery.


Howard Courant-Citizen - March 18, 1871

MRS. SARAH B. HAM - Submitted by L. Morgan

Mrs. Sarah Bertha Ham, 79, Howard, died Saturday, March 13, 1971, at the Jane Phillips hospital, Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

She was born November 4(?), 1891 at Fall River, Kansas, the daughter of Jesse and Sarah Matlock Noakes. She married Emery Austin Ham March 13, 1907 at Fredonia, Kansas. He preceded her in death on October 19, 1966. They had lived on a farm in Elk county until 194?, when they moved to Howard. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Mrs. Ham was also preceded in death by one daughter.

Survivors are one son, Kenneth Lee of Howard; four grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Services were held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 16, at the Spurrier Funeral Home, Howard, with Bernard Smith of Waverly officiating. Burial was in Mount Zion cemetery, Fall River.


Unknown Newspaper - February 1980

MR. MARSHALL EDGAR HANES

Marshall Edgar Hanes was born on Sept. 5,1896 at Burlington, Kansas, in Coffey County, and passed away on Feb 1, 1980 at the age of 83 years, 5 months. He was the only son of George W. Hanes and Bertha White Hanes.

He passed away at the home of his sister, Mrs. Freda M. Reynolds in Severy, Kansas.

He leaves to mourn his passing, three sisters, Freda M. Reynolds of Severy, Ruth Deeds of Howard, and Lucy C. Hanson of Kent, Washington; five nieces, five nephews, great nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

Funeral services were held Monday, at the Forsberg Funeral Home in Severy, Kansas, Rev. John Evans was the officiating clergyman. Burial was in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Howard, Kansas.


The Moline Republican June 25, 1897

MRS. RHODA E.HANKINSON - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Death Notice-Hankinson, Rhoda E. - 1897

Mrs. Hankinson died yesterday at one o'clock p.m. The funeral will occur at 10 o'clock a.m. today. She was affected with paralysis, the stroke coming upon her last week. Her death removes from our midst one of the oldest settlers, and a very intelligent hard working women.

NOTE: This notice refers to Rhoda E. (Blair) Hankinson, wife of Nicholas B. Hankinson. She was born in 1840 in Brown County, Ohio, and had been married previously to Jacob Thomas Hisey.


Howard Courant - February 7, 1918

MRS. LUCY P. HANNA - Submitted by L. Morgan

Death of Mrs. Hanna
After several weeks of painful illness, Mrs. Sam Hanna died at her home in this city, Sunday morning, February 3, 1918. Her condition was known to be serious and for near a month, no hopes were had for her recovery.

Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday, the 5th at 10 a.m., conducted by Pastor Crane. Only a few relatives and near friends were present. The services were brief, a few selections played on the Victrola--songs which were favorites with Mrs. Hanna, the beautiful Ava Maria by Sehtman (?) and The Rosary, among them. Pastor Crane then read the two or three scriptural selections, offered a brief, impressive prayer, and read the following short biography:

Lucy Plowman Hanna, daughter of Nathan and Lucinda Plowman was born at Attica, Indiana, June 26, 1859. She spent her girlhood days in Attica until she was married to S.C. Hanna, December 20, 1881 when she came directly to Howard, Kansas, with her husband, and here she lived until her death, Sunday morning, February 3, 1918 at 10 o'clock, at her home where she had lived thirty-one years.

Mrs. Hanna was the youngest of ten children, her brother, Edgar L. Plowman of Evansville, Ind. being the only surviving member of the family.

The pallbearers were Arthur Goodwin, A.F. Sims, J.W. Donnell, C.F. Osborn, H.G. Zirn, and F.L. DePew. Interment was in Grace Lawn cemetery.

The heartfelt sympathy of the entire community and all who knew Mr. Hanna, everywhere, goes out to him in this the greatest sorrow of his life.


Prairie Star - April 15, 2009

MRS. MARJORIE J. HANNAFORD

Marjorie J. Hannaford passed away April 6, 2009 in Meridian, Idaho at 87 years of age due to complications following a stroke.

Graveside service were held Thursday, April 16, 2009 at Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard, under the direction of Zimmerman Funeral Home.


Unknown Newspaper - March 11, 1984

MRS. EDITH L. HARRIS - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Mrs. Edith Louella Harris, 88, a former resident of Moline, died Sunday at the University Hills Christian Nursing Home in Denver, Colo. She was a Denver resident.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Moline Cemetery with Rev. Johns officiating under the direction of the Watt Funeral Home of Moline.

She was born Jan. 27, 1896, to Joseph M. and Henrietta Ellen (Dawson) Johns.

The only survivor is one brother, Frank Johns, Denver, Colo. Her husband, George R. Harris, died in 1973.


Unknown Newspaper - July, 1969

MR. FRANK R. HARRIS - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Frank Harris Rites Held
Frank R. Harris, 80, of Moline, died Saturday night in the Sedan City Hospital. He was a retired fireman for the Missouri-Pacific Railroad.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Moffitt of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday in the chapel of the Watt Funeral Home with the Rev. L. B. Sutherland officiating. Interment was in the Moline cemetery.

Mr. Harris was a member of the Baptist Church and I.O.O.F. Lodge.


Unknown Newspaper - June 6, 1973

MR. GEORGE R. HARRIS - Submitted by Dan Durbin

George Raymond Harris was born March 24, 1893 in Moline, Kansas and died June 6, 1973 in Mission, Kansas.

He was the son of Moline Pioneer residents, Mr. and Mrs. George O. Harris. He was married to Edith L. Johns July 10, 1919.

George was graduated from Moline High School, class of 1912. He attended the University of Kansas and returned to Moline to start a grocery business. In 1917 he left this business in charge of father and enlisted in the United States Air Force during World War I. He served two years, much of the time overseas.

George returned to Moline and resumed his career as a merchant with varied business interests.

George and Edith moved to Mission, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City in 1941 where they have since resided. He was successful in the manufacturing business dealing in picture and picture framing.

George was a member of the Moline Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge #267, I.O.O.F. #215, Dwight Cowles American Legion Post #370, Overland park, Kansas.

Mrs. Harris' brothers, Frank Johns of Denver, Colorado and Mr. and Mrs. George W. Johns of La Jolla, Calif. came for the services. Mrs. Frank Johns has been in Mission assisting in the care of Mr. Harris.


Prairie Star - September 1, 2010

MRS. GRACE M. HARRIS

Grace Marie Harris, age 97, of Howard, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010 at Twilight Manor in Howard.

Grace was born on Sept. 14, 1912 in Osage County, Oklahoma, the daughter of Grover Edgar and Ocie Florence (Cole) Forbes.

, , Grace attended Woodland School in Osage County until March of 1924 when her parents moved to a farm north of Fairfax, Okla. She completed her schooling in Fairfax.

On April 2, 1945 she married David Lee Harris at Bartlesville, Okla. Grace and David moved to Tulsa where David worked manufacturing planes until March of 1960. They then moved to Fall River and worked on the ranch owned by Ewing Halsell of Texas. Grace and David were married for 24 years until his death on Jan. 14, 1970. After David passed away Grace moved to the Longton area until she moved to the nursing center in Howard.

Grace is survived by her nephew, Stanley Forbes and wife Dana of Wynona, Okla.; niece, Darlene Moles and husband Jim and daughter Lisa of Wynona, Okla.; cousin, Norma Lee Rice and husband Harold; and special friend Phyllis M. Fouch of Wichita.

Grace was preceded in death by her parents, husband David and brother William Ralph Forbes.

Graveside services were held Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at the Mt. Zion Cemetery near Fall River, with Pastor Robin Haines officiating.

Memorials are suggested to the Longton Senior Center and may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at: www.countrysidefh.com. Services are under the arrangement of Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


Unknown Newspaper - November 1995

MR. HAROLD L. HASTINGS

Harold Lester Hastings passed away Tuesday, November 28, 1995 at his home in Longton. He was 83 years of age. Harold, or "Red" as he was known, was born September 4, 1912 at Webb, Iowa to Albertis Lester and Lillian May (Campbell) Hastings. He moved to Kansas with his family at the age of seven, and attended Belleview rural school in Elk County, and grew to manhood in the Longton and Elk City area.

On January 25, 1942, Harold joined the United States Army and served his country during World War II. He was honorably discharged on September 15, 1945. On January 20, 1951 he married Shirley Joan Cale at the Baptist Church parsonage in Howard, and to this union were born three daughters Mary Jo, Debbra and Hollie.

Harold and Shirley made their home in the Longton community throughout their lives. He was employed by the Elk County road department for most of his life, and retired in 1974.

He is survived by his wife Shirley of the home; two daughters Debbra Gorton of Elk City, and Hollie Love of LaFontaine; a brother Merle Hastings of Independence; a sister Lucille Kill of Longton, seven grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by a daughter Mary Jo Fiscus, his parents, a brother Roy Hastings, and one granddaughter.

Graveside services were held 2 p. in. Saturday, December 2, 1995 at the Longton Cemetery with Rev. Ted D. Davis of the Longton Baptist Church officiating. A memorial has been established with the Longton Senior Center. Contributions may be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements were made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


February 1960

MR. CLINTON C. HIGGINBOTHAM - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Clinton Claiborne Higginbotham, son of John Milton and Mary Higginbotham, was born Dec. 1, 1894 in Texas County, Mo. and died Feb. 18, 1960 at his home on South Plumb Street, Moline.

He came with his parents to Kansas in 1901 and has been a resident of Moline ever since.

On Aug. 18, 1929 he was united in marriage to Margaret Elizabeth Stickel. To this union was born four children, two died in infancy.

He leaves to survive him, his wife, Margaret Elizabeth; two daughters, Carolyn Sue, a student at Johnson Bible School, Kimberlin Heights, Tennessee; and Sharon Lee, of the home; one brother, Fred of El Dorado; four sisters, Mrs. Octa Hainlin of Moline, Mrs. Minnie Fouch and Mrs. Ruby Pembleton of Fort Wayne, Ind. and Mrs Ruth Nay, Fort Peck, Mont.

Funeral services were held at the Watt Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 1960. Memorial services were presented by Rev. Glen Epp of the Moline Baptist church. Mrs. Melvin Miller sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Beyond the Sunset" accompanied by Mrs. Cecil Bailey at the organ. Pallbearers were: Francis Frazier, Francis Perrigo, Alex Thomas, George Fulton, Marable Bryan and Hugh Metcalf. Interment was in the Moline Cemetery.

Out of town relatives attending the services were: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Higginbotham of El Dorado, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Nay of Fort Peck, Mont.; Mrs. Ruby Pembleton and Mrs. Minnie Fouch of Fort Wayne, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Leland Evans of Wichita; Mr. and Mrs. Phil Sintena of Miami, Okla.; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kelly of Cabool, Mo.; and Mrs. Owen Craven, Bucyrus, Mo.

PEOPLE LIKE HIM

People like him, not because
He was rich or known to fame;
He never won applause
As a star in any game.
He was not a brilliant style,
His was not a forceful way,
But he had a gentle smile
And a kindly word to say.
Author Unknown


The Moline Advance - June 23, 1949

MR. JOHN M. HIGGINBOTHAM - Submitted by Dan Durbin

John Milton Higginbotham, son of John and Llavina Higginbotham, was born June 17, 1871, near McMinnville, Tennessee and passed away at his home in Moline on his 78 birthday, June 17, 1949.

His father died when he was eighteen and as the oldest of the family he aided his widowed mother in supporting the younger children. In 1891 the family moved to Cabool, Missouri.

Mr. Higginbotham was married to Mary Rust in January of 1894; nine children were born to this union. He was a devoted father and kept the home together after the mother's death in 1921.

Mr. Higginbotham and his family had moved to Kansas in 1901 and lived in or near Moline for forty-eight years.

For twenty-one years he was City Marshal of Moline and won many friends in the community. For many years he was a member of the Christain church of Moline. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge and Rebekah's.

Mr. Higginbotham was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, by three children--twins who died in infancy and a son James; also by a brother, Samuel Ebben,and sister, Mrs. Berton Traughber.

He is survived by two sons, Clinton of Moline and Fred of El Dorado; four daughters: Mrs. Octa Hainlin, Moline; Mrs. Minnie Fouch, Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Ruby Pembleton, Fort Wayne, Indiana and Mrs. Ruth Nay, Longton; by six grandchildren and four great grand children; by two brothers, Aaron and Clay; and two sisters, Mrs. Lon Melton and Mrs. Friend Mann and by a host of other relatives and friends.

Out-of-town relatives

Mr. and Mrs. Leland Evans, Fredonia, Alton Traughber, Oklahoma city, Mrs. Iris Koch, Wichita, Mrs. Arka Mann, Chanute, Mr. and Mrs. Clay Higginbotham, Sasakwa, Oklahoma, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Higginbotham, Herington, Kansas, Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Sintena, Miami, Oklahoma, Mrs. Thula Stanislaus, Miami, Oklahoma, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Higginbotham, El Dorado, Kansas, Mrs. Betty Lou Mathews, El Dorado, Kansas, Mrs. Minnie Fouch, Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. Ruby Pembleton, Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Nay, Longton.


The Moline Advance - February 11, 1937

MRS. LAVINA HIGGINBOTHAM - Submitted by Dan Durbin

MRS. HIGGINBOTHAM PASSED AWAY SUNDAY
After Thiry-Six Years residence in Moline, Kansas

Mrs. Lavina Higginbotham died quite suddenly last Sunday evening at her home in Moline, Kansas. Though of frail health for several years, requiring constant care, she had not been unusually ill, but was siezed with a spell of coughing which seemed to entirely subdue her strength, and her life quickly passed away.

She was born and raised in Tennessee, and after the death of her husband in 1890, she shortly after moved her family to Bado, Missouri. In 1901 they came to Moline, Kansas, where she had resided continuously since.

Since early in life she had been a member of the Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Eastern Star lodge, three of her sons becoming 32nd degree Masons.

OBITUARY

Mrs. Lavina Fletcher Higginbotham was born at McMinnville, Tenn. on Sept. 7, 1852 and departed this life at Moline, Kansas on Feb 7, 1937, age, 84 years and five months.

In early life she united with the Baptist Church at Buck Springs, Tennessee.

She was united in marriage to John Higginbotham at McMinnville, Tennessee. To this Union was born nine children. Two died in infancy and a son Eben Higginbotham died about ten years ago. The husband also passed away on April 6, 1890. She is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Octa Melton of Moline, Kansas; Mrs. Arka Mann of Chanute; and Mrs. Burton Traughber of Moline; three sons; J. M. Higginbotham, Moline; H. C. Higginbotham of Saska, Oklahoma; and A. C. Higginbotham of Herington, Kansas; also seventeen grandchildren. These with her friends will mourn her loss.

The funeral services were conducted by E. B. King, minister of the Moline Christain Church, Tuesday February 9th at 2:30 P. M. at the Rarick Mortuary. Burial was in the Moline Cemetery.


Prairie Star - February 2, 2011

MR. JACK E. HIGH

Jack E. High, age 73, a resident of Moline, passed away Friday, Jan. 28, 2011 at St. John's Hospital in Tulsa, Okla.

He was born on Sept. 28, 1937 in Elk City, the son of Hoy and Thelma (Tharp) High. Jack grew up in Elk City and graduated from Elk City High School.

On June 10, 1972 he was united in marriage to Linda Hey in Moline and they made their home in Elk Falls, Jack worked for various ranches in Kansas and Oklahoma. He also worked at Agri-Corp in Longton. He was a member of the Carter Rader American Legion Post #149 in Howard. Jack most enjoyed his grandkids, fishing, hunting and going someplace for coffee and conversation.

Jack is survived by his wife of 38 years, Linda of the home, one son Rodney High of Clearwater, Kan., two daughters Tina Trefethen of Independence, Kan., and Amy Hughes of Moline. three brothers Gerald High of Shell Knob, Mo., Clark High ol'Coffeyville, Kan., and Danny High of Independence. Kan., and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two daughters Kim Oliver and Tami High and one brother Jim High.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday Feb. 3, 2011 at the Country side-Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard with Pastor Robin Haines officiating. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m.. Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment with military honors by Carter Rader Post will be at Moline Cemetery.

Family suggests contributions be made to the Kansas Wildlife and Parks and may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family at w\vw.countrysidefh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Countryside-Zimmerman Funeral Home hi Howard.


December 1999

MR. MILLARD C. HALL

Millard Clinton Hall passed away Saturday, December 12, 1992 at his home in Longton. He was 71 years of age. Millard was born on August 28, 1921 at Clico, MO. to Lawrence Newton and Maggie Cook Hall. He attended school and grew to manhood in the Altamont community.

Millard worked as a laborer in Illinois for many years. He married Lola Cook at Decatur, IL., and later moved to Longton in 1956. Millard was a self employed woodcutter at Longion and then at Wier, where his wife died in 1981. In 1982, Millard returned to Longton where he remained until death.

He is survived by two brothers, Harold Hall of Longton and William Hall of Desert Hot Springs, CA., three sister, Sylvia Drummond of Dennis; Violet Wade of Coffcyville; and Neomi Willard of Thayer and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, December 15, 1992 at the Longton Cemetery with Rev. Joe Nichols of Longton officiating. A memorial has been established with the Longton Senior Center. Contributions can he left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements were made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


Sedan Times-Star - February 8, 1968

MRS. ETHEL E. HAMILL - Submitted by Curtis Huffman

Mrs. Hamill is Buried at Grenola

Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Elaine Hamill were held in the Watt Funeral Home Chapel at Moline on Thursday of last week with burial in the Greenlawn cemetery at Grenola.

Mrs. Hamill was born Jan. 17, 1896, at Wauneta to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Huffman. She was married to Charles John Hamill who died in May 1964.

She is survived by one son, Merlin, of Coffeyville; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Wendt of Coffeyville and Mrs. Eva Kinnaman of Sedan; two brothers, Orval of Wauneta and Vern of Cedar Vale.


The Moline Advance - October 12, 1950

MR. JACKSON M. HAMILL - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Jackson M. Hamill was born in Wyandotte County, Kansas, January 29, 1872, and passed away at his home in Moline, Kansas, Oct. 7, 1950, at the age of 78 years, 9 months and 18 days. He came to Grenola, Kansas in 1878 and grew to manhood there. He was married to Lorena Walker January 29, 1898. She passed away June 25, 1936. November 27, 1937 he was united in marriage to Daisy B. Stiles.

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He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, two stepchildren, Cecil R. Stiles of Wichita, Kansas and Mrs. R. Lester McDonald of Moline, Kansas, a large number of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held in the Rarick Mortuary, October 10, 1950, at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. O. W. Dewey. Mrs. Stella Beal and Miss Alma Finney sang "Abide With Me" and "Beyond The Sunset" accompanied by Mrs. Elwinnie Tucker. Pall bearers were the nephews of Mr. Hamill; Bud Hamill, Johnnie Hamill, Nelson Hamill, Guy Harris, Ernest Shaw and Harold Marsh.

Burial was in the Green lawn cemetery, Grenola.


Sedan Times-Star - April 21, 1910

MRS. MARY J. HAMILL

Well Known Woman of Caneyville Township Died April 10
Mary Jane Jackson, was born in Crawford County, Pennsylvania, November 10, 1829, and died April 10, 1910, age 80 years and 5 months.

She was united in marriage to John K. Hamill Oct. 7, 1856. To this union were born seven children of whom four proceeded her to the spirit world She leaves a husband; two sons, J. V. and J. M. Hamill; one daughter. Mrs. J. C. Harris; and one sister, Elizabeth Hamill; who together with a number of grandchildren and friends mourn her loss.

They moved to Leavenworth in 1860 from which place they moved to Cowley county in the year 1878. The last few years of her life she with her husband made their home with their son, J. M. Hamill, about 6 miles southeast of Grenola. She gave her heart to God at the age of 17 and joined the United Presbyterian church later in life. She later united with the U. B. church and was a faithful member up to the time of her death. She was a true devoted wife, a loving mother and patient in the trials and afflictions of this life.

The funeral services were conducted in the Bethel Chapel chukrch by C. Urban. Interment in Green Lawn cemetery at Grenola.


Unknown Newspaper - August, 1970

MR. MERLIN HAMILL - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Merlin Hamill Services Held
Funeral services for Charles Merlin Hamill, 43, of Coffeyville was held Thursday morning in the First United Methodist Church of Coffeyville, directed by Ford Funeral Home. The Rev. Wilbur H. Henderson, Methodist pastor of Caney officiated assisted by Rev. Charles B. Bennett of the Coffeyville church.

Private interment ceremonies were held in Greenlawn Cemetery at Grenola following cremation. Hamill was found dead in the basement of his home Monday afternoon.

A son of Charles J. and Ethel E. Hamill, he was born Aug. 2, 1926 at Grenola and grew up in the Elk County-Grenola area. He was graduated from high school at Independence and entered the Navy Air Corps in 1944. He went to Coffeyville in 1946 and was married to Mabel J. McAlister on Mar. 7, 1948 in Moline. They had lived in Coffeyville for the past 12 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist church and had been active in city and county affairs, the Boy Scouts and Lions Club and was a member of the American Legion. He was assistant vice president and farm representative of the First National bank in Coffeyville when illness forced his retirement in 1965.

Survivors include his wife of the home; a son, Vance S., and a daughter, Sandra Lee, both college students.


Unknown Newspaper - June 2, 1968

MR. DAVID M. HAMILTON - Submitted by Dan Durbin

David Hamilton Services Held
David M. Hamilton was born near Manhattan, Ks., Oct. 26, 1881. He died in Newton Memorial Hospital, Winfield, Ks., June 2, 1968, at the age of 86 years and seven months. He had lived in Elk County for the last 40 years.

In 1905, he was married to Maude Harp. The four children born to them, Beryl A., Wichita, Dorris Gossen, Wichita, Maurine Simkins, Overland Park, Ks., and Dale Hamilton, Howard, Ks., survive his death. He also leaves four grandchildren and twin great grandsons. Mrs. Hamilton preceded him in death in 1965.

Mr. Hamilton was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Order of the Eastern Star and the Howard Presbyterian church.

Funeral services were held at the Spurrier - Watt Funeral Home June 5, with the Rev. Seltzer officiating. Interment was at the Howard Cemetery.


The Winfield Courier - July 21, 2005

MRS. EVELYN I. HAMILTON - Submitted by L. Morgan

HOWARD - Evelyn Isabella Hamilton, 83, formerly of Howard, died July 19, 2005, at Good Samaritan Village in Winfield.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Zimmerman Funeral Home. Pastor Robin Haines will officiate. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 9 tonight. Memorials have been established with the First Baptist Church and the Senior Center, both of Howard. Contributions may be left with the funeral home.

Hamilton was born Dec. 26, 1921, on a farm three miles northeast of Howard, to Gladys (Moffitt) and Willis Eugene Calvert. She attended rural Elk County schools and graduated from Howard High School in 1939.

On July 11,1942, she married John E. Lincicome in Wichita, and they moved to a farm near Atlanta in 1947. The marriage later ended.

On Aug. 2, 1959, she married Harold Vernon Hamilton in Howard. They made their home in Howard and were both employed at Boeing Aircraft Co. in Wichita. In May 1968, they moved to Everett, Wash., where they were employed by Boeing until she was transferred back to Wichita in 1978. She retired from Boeing in February 1986, and they remained in Wichita until moving back to Howard in 1988.

She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Howard. Her husband died Aug. 8, 1994.

She is survived by her son, John David Lincicome, Denver, Colo.; two brothers, Charles Young, Durham, N.C., and Don Young, Winfield; and several stepgrandchildren.


Howard Courant - April 23, 1886

MR. JAMES HAMILTON - Submitted by L. Morgan

Died-- At his home near Howard, Kansas, on Sunday, April 18, 1886, James Hamilton, aged 43 years. Mr. Hamilton was born in Scotland, coming to America in 1862, and to Kansas in 1870. He has lived in Elk county for the past six years, and has been one of our best and wealthiest citizens. His death was a surprise to all, as his sickness was only of a few days duration. He leaves a wife and baby to mourn his death. The funeral was held at the Centenary church Monday afternoon, services conducted by Pastor Dunham. The remains were interred in Grace Lawn cemetery.


1965

MRS. MAUDE L. HAMILTON

Mrs. Maude L. Hamilton, 84, of rural Howard, died Monday in Newton Memorial hospital at Winfield, where she had been admitted a few hours earlier.

She was born February 27, 1881, at Manhattan, the daughter of F, M. and Jane Hays Samuel. She received her schooling at Manhattan.

On September 6, 1905,. in that city, she married David Hamilton, who survives at the home. The couple moved to Elk county in 1926.

Mrs. Hamilton was a member of the First Presbyterian church and the Order of the Eastern Star in Howard.

Surviving, in addition to the husband, are two sons, Beryl of Wichita, and Dale of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Doris Gossen of Wichita, and Mrs. Maurine Eimkins of Kansas City, Kansas and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:00 p. m., in the chapel of the Spurrier-Watt Funeral Home, with the Rev. A. Frank Johnson of Caney officiating. Interment will be in Grace Lawn cemetery, Howard.


September 1969

MR. HOMER HANDY

Homer Handy died Sunday, September 7, at Sunset Retreat nursing home, Cherryvale, where he had resided for several years.

He was born May 18, 1880, at Brown county, Indiana, and was married to Anna Pearl Park.

Mr Handy lived at Rolla, Kansas, before moving to Elk county n 1934. He had resided at Sunset Retreat for the past six years.

Survivors include three sons, Andrew Forest Handy, Colorado; Howard M. Handy, Dennis; James Thaine Handy, Coffeyville; two sisters, Mrs. Devota Harper and Mrs. Hesper Mason, Detroit, Michigan; one brother, Ellsworth Handy, Indianapolis, Indiana, six grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. One daughter, Nellie, died in December, 1968.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 10, 11:00 a.m. at the Loran Fawcett Funeral Home, Neodesha, with Pastor Charles Wiles of the Seventh Day Adventist Church Coffeyville, officiating. Burial was in the Neodesha cemetery.


The Moline Review - January 19, 1900

MRS. KATE HANDY - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Mrs. Handy Dead:
Mrs. Kate Handy was born in Illinois, February 15, 1851, died at her home in Moline, Kansas, January 16, 1900.

Kate Thompson was married to William Handy, July 13, 1878, and to them were born five children which survive her.

Mrs. Handy moved to Moline from near Leeds about five years ago, where she resided until her death.

Mrs. Handy was a devout member of the German Baptist church and lived an earnest Christian life.

She was held in high esteem by all who knew her and her many acts of kindness can never be forgotten.

Funeral services were held Thursday at two o'clock by Rev. C. Henderson. Interment was made in the Moline cemetery. THE REVIEW joins friends in extending sympathy.


September 1995

MRS. RUTH L. HANEY

Ruth Lillian Haney passed away Tuesday, September 19, 1995 at Elk Manor Nursing Home in Moline. She was 90 years of age, and a former Grenola resident. Lillian, as she was known, was born February 16, 1905 at Paola to Charles and Alice (Hildebrant) Reed. She grew to womanhood in Paola and graduated from Paola High School in 1923.

Lillian was employed for many years in dietary services at Osawatomie State Hospital in Osawatomie. She lived in Tucson, AZ., and Liberal before retiring in 1971 and moving to Grenola. She made her home in Howard for a few years, until moving to Elk Manor Nursing Home at Moline, in Februaty of 1988.

She had artistic talent, and enjoyed spending time drawing and painting. Lillian was a member of the Grenola United Methodist Church, and also a member of the Rebekah Lodge and a fifty-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. both at Paola.

Lillian had no brothers or sisters, and was the only remaining survivor of her family. She is survived by her caring friends, Darrel and Beth Moore and family of Grenola and Clara Roebuck and family of Chautauqua.

Graveside services were held Friday, September 22, 1995 at Greenlawn Cemetery in Grenola with Rev. Larry Bowyer of the Grenola United Methodist Church officiating. Mrs. Judy Perrigo sang “In The Garden.” A memorial has been established with the Grenola United Methodist Church. Contributions may be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements were with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


The Moline Review - May 8, 1908

MRS. ESTELLA HANKINS - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Mrs. J. R. Hankins Dead
Mrs. Estella Hankins, wife of Rev. J. R. Hankins, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, died Thursday morning May 7th, 1908 after several years illness with creeping parlysis.

The funeral will be Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. Dr. Cullison of Grenola.


Howard Courant - July 19, 1928

MR. SAMUEL C. HANNA - Submitted by L. Morgan

Obituary of Samuel "Sam" Colman Hanna
Samuel C. Hanna
Prominent Kansan and Long-Time Resident of Elk County Dies After Long and Painful Illness

Samuel Colman Hanna, an old time resident and one of Howard's most prominent citizens died at Wichita, Kansas, July 12th, 1928.

He was born August 19th, 1850, at Attica, Indiana. Mr. Hanna was one of four children of Captain Barlow Hanna and Amanda Colman Hanna.

The deceased was first united in marriage with Lucy Plowman in the year 1881 and following her death in the year 1918, was later united in marriage with Ivison Scott, who together with his sister, Mary L. Hanna survive him.

He was educated at his birthplace and Ann Harbor, the University of Michigan. In his early manhood, Mr. Hanna, in association with his brother-in-law, Charles F. Plowman, journeyed to Colorado and entered upon and became interested in what afterwards proved to be the major interest of his career, namely, the breeding and raising of fine stock.

He later returned east and for a time was successfully engaged in the business of street contracting in the city of Indianapolis, Indiana.

In the year 1881, Mr. Hanna located at Howard, Kansas, since which time Howard has been his home.

Mr. Hanna was a far-sighted, keen business man and firmly believed that better types were essential to the standard and quality of both horses and cattle in Elk and surrounding counties, and therefore soon after establishing and equipping his large stock farm, adjacent to Howard he began the importation of highly bred cattle from England and Scotland, visiting these countries in person and carefully inspecting and making his selections. He also imported pure bred horses from France and Belgium.

Perhaps no one person, through the introductin of famous sires did more to elevate the stock raising industry in this section of Kansas than did of Mr. Hanna.

(Picture of Samuel Colman Hanna has been omitted)
Mr. Hanna early became interested in the growing of alfalfa and it was through his enthusiastic efforts and his lectures at the State Agricultural College and the Granges throughout the state that alfalfa was first introduced among our farmers, later becoming a staple major crop and a boon to the community.

Mr. Hanna was a practical stock raiser and farmer of the Country Gentlemen type finding time aside from his extensive interests to take an active part in county and civic affairs.

For a number of years he was cashier of the First National Bank, of Howard, served as a member of the city council and as mayor and was elected and served as county commissioner and also as county treasurer of Elk County. He was president of the Kansas Stock Breeders Association and president of the Elk county Fair Association.

"Sam" Hanna as he was best known to the people of Howard and Elk county was a forceful character, frank and fearless in his views upon all questions, never guilty of equivocation or the dodging of an issue, in short, one of whom it may be truthfully said, "we know where he stands."

During his long and useful life in our community, Mr. Hanna made many warm friends among those who knew him best and if at time his impetuosity, fiery zeal and free expression may have occasioned a temporary breach, his friends and neighbors will never cease to cherish the memory of a kind and true friend, of a man who integrity was unimpeachable, of one whose ideals were unusually high and who was always to be found on the moral side of every ethical question, as a chaste and clean living educated gentleman, whom to know as a friend, it is a pleasure to honor.

Funeral services were conducted at 7 p.m., July 13th, 1928, at his home in Howard, Kansas, by Rev. A. R. Griggs, of the Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. Harry Crane, pastor of the M. E. church at Smith Center, Kansas, formerly at Howard and a personal friend of Mr. Hanna. The male quartette of Howard sang "Lead Kindly Light" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" The service closed with Mr. Hanna's favorite prayer, read by his long-time friend, Mrs. Arthur Goodwin. - G. K. R.


The Moline Review - February 18, 1910

MRS. AVALINE HANSON - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Death of Mrs. Hanson
Mrs John Hanson died at her home just northeast of Moline last Thursday at 4 p. m. She was about 76 years of age and had been a member of the Christian Church for a number of years. She leaves five children, Mrs. Longfellow of Colburn, Colo., Mrs Shoup of Colorado Springs, Colo., Mrs. Stubbs of Argentine, Kans., Mrs. Geo Mann Moline and Fred Hanson Moline. The funeral services were held at 10 a. m. Sunday morning at the Christian church

A more extended obituary will be published next week.


June 1990

MRS. BONNIE L. HARDIN

Bonnie L. Hardin, 70, of Grcnola, Kansas, died Saturday, June 9, 1990, at Mercy Hospital, Independence, Kansas. She was born June 14, 1919, in Grenola, Kansas, to Lee J. and Gladys Lucille (Wilber) Shaff. Bonnie was a retired Grenola Postmaster and a member of the Seven Day Adventist Church. In 1944, she and Claude E. Hardin were united in marriage at Modesta, California. He preceded her in death on March 1, 1953.

Survivors include one son, Ronald Hardin of El Cajon, California; one daughter, Kristin Hardin of Howard, Kansas; one brother, Wilbcr Shaff of Grenola, Kansas; two sisters, Mary Christine of Tempe, Arizona, and Doris Fisher of Mission, Kansas; and 2 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 12, 1990, at 10:30 am., in the Grenola United Methodist Church. Interment was in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Grenola. Rev. LaDonna Carey officiated. Watt Funeral Home, Moline, was in charge of arrangements.


Sedan Times-Star - November 20, 2002

MR. RAY R. HARDY

Ray R. Hardy, 90, of Sedan died Wednesday night, Nov. 13, 2002, in Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan.

He was born Dec. 12, 1911 east of Wauneta to Marion and Sarah (Rush) Hardy. He grew up and attended school in the Wauneta area.

On March 8, 1936 he married Golda Butler in Oklahoma. Following their marriage, they farmed in the Grenola and Cedar Vale areas until moving to California. In 1965, they returned to Chautauqua County, making their home on their farm northeast of Sedan.

Mr. Hardy was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sedan.

Survivors include his wife, Golda Hardy of Sedan, four daughters, Raemolene Schilb, Palos Verdes Hills, Calif., Geletta Corona, Sedan, Kan., Priscilla Straton, Belmont, Calif. and Bonnie Longmore, Colfax, Calif., ten grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Services were held Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church in Sedan, with Rev. Stan Cover officiating. Burial was in the Round Mound Cemetery west of Sedan.
David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan was in charge of the arrangements.


Prairie Star - September 24, 2008

MRS. MARILYN A. HARKEY

Marilyn A. Harkey, age 71 a resident of Tulsa, Okla., and formerly Longton, passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008 at the Senior Suites in Broken Arrow, Okla. Marilyn was born on Aug. 18, 1937 in Oswego, NY, the daughter of Loren W. and Mary Etta (Anspach) Burch.

On June 16, 1975 Marilyn was united in marriage to "Frank "Steve" Harkey in Tulsa, 0kla.

Marilyn worked as a secretary for TFC Canopy. Upon retirement Marilyn and Steve made their home on a farm east of Longton. Steve preceded Marilyn in death on Aug. 12, 1999.

She is survived by her sons Don Roberts of Tulsa, Okla., and Gary Hrkey and a step-son Glen Harkey, a step-daughter Patty Myers, two brothers Bill Burch and Jim Burch, seven grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother Byron Burch and one sister Phyllis Nix.

Memorial services were held Saturday, Sept. 20,2008 at the Zimmerman Funeral Home with Rev. James 0. Burch officiating. Inurnment was at the Oak Valley Cemetery in Oak Valley.

Memorials may be left to the charity of your choice and may be left with the funeral home. On line condolences may be left for the family at www.countrysidefh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Zimmerman Funeral Home, Howard.


Prairie Star - January 6, 2013

REV. DONALD G. HARPER

Rev. Donald Gene Harper, 83, left his earthly body for his Heavenly home on Feb. 2, 2013 at his daughter’s home in Wellington, Kan. The son of Hugh Thomas and Freda Genevieve (Jacobs) Harper, he was born June 16, 1929, in rural Hamilton, Kan.

As a child he and his family lived in Fredonia, Longton and Moline. He interrupted his schooling to join the army in 1946 and was honorably discharged in February of 1948. He earned his GED while serving his country.

He married Lavina Louise Kling in Leavenworth, Kan., on June 21, 1947, and she preceded him in death on April 14, 2006, after nearly 59 years of marriage.

Rev. Harper was a sheet metal fabricator by trade but a preacher of God’s word by calling. His first pastorate was at Full Gospel Tabernacle in Independence, Kan., where he moved his young family in 1956. He also worked at Lee’s Heating and Cooling.

He owned and operated Harper Sheet Metal in Independence. From April 1961 through November 1962, he was pastor at Grace Baptist Church in Neodesha, Kan. Upon moving back to Independence, he was interim pastor at several other churches in the area. He began his pastorate at the First Baptist Church of Cedar Vale, Kan., in late 1965 where he preached until 1977. During 1974 and 1975 he attended Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City where he was awarded a Diploma of Theology under a new program for students who were lacking the undergraduate degrees. He was the first student to go through this program.

He and Lavina moved to Howard to serve the First Baptist Church in July 1977 where they stayed until June 1980. This was a time to be close to both sets of elderly parents. He pastored the First Methodist Church of Cherokee/Weir, Kan., from 1980-1986, followed by the First Methodist Church of Humboldt, Kan., until 1991.

They moved back to Howard at this time for “retirement.” He only semi-retired at that time as he was soon continuing his ministry at the little country Methodist churches in Piedmont and Climax, Kan. He retired from the active ministry in June of 2006. After the death of his wife, Don moved to Madison Square in Fredonia for several years, then to the Presbyterian Manor in Arkansas City. He moved to Wellington in December of 2012. Don was quite active in civic affairs, serving as a Silver Haired Legislator for Kansas for a term. He held several offices in Lions Club, Rotary Club and the American Legion, serving three terms as Commander of the American Legion Post in Howard. He also served on the library board and the senior center board.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, three sisters, Elnor Harper, Janet Hawkins and Louise Horton.

He is survived by a son Dennis (Theresa) Harper of Independence, Kan., and daughters Linda (Gary) Heathman of Siloam Springs, Ark., Nancy (Roger) Cloyd of Ainsworth, Neb., Carol (Dale) Small of Neodesha, Kan., and Ruth (Lonnie) Cooper of Wellington, Kan.; 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by a brother Thomas Harper of Bartlesville, Okla., sister Beverly O’Neal, Longton, and sister Mary Osburn of Bolivar, Mo.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at 2 p.m., at the Howard United Methodist Church, with burial to follow at Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Countryside-Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard. Online condolences may be left at: www.countrysidefh.com

The family suggest memorials to either the Howard Senior Center or the Howard Legion Post #149 and may be left with or sent to the funeral home.

Services have been entrusted to: Countryside-Zimmerman Funeral Home 206 E. Washington, P.O. Box 1233, Howard, Kansas 67349.


Howard Courant - April 24, 1891

MRS. MABEL HARPER - Submitted by L. Morgan

MABEL HARPER

Mabel Koontz, known to this neighborhood as Mabel Ogle, was born December 25, 1871, in Johnson county, Kansas. She was when an infant adopted into the family of J.W. Ogle, and ever after was known as his daughter. She was married to Andrew Harper, October 16, 1889, and has lived in this neighborhood since her marriage. She was brought up under the influence of the Christian church and became a member of that church some three years ago. She was well and favorably known in and about Howard, being of a very lively and sociable disposition. She was especially affectionate as a companion and kind as a neighbor. She will be missed not only by her bereaved companions, but by a host of friends, many of whom will scarcely realize her departure which occurred so suddenly on June 26. Her funeral occurred in the M.E. church by a large audience of sympathizing friends.


Elk County Citizen - February 8, 1905

MRS. MARY J. HARPER - Submitted by L. Morgan

Mary Jane Moore was born in Tyrone county, Ireland, September 13, 1838. With her parents she came to America in 1853 and settled in Hocking county, Ohio. She was married to Henry Harper July 28, 1865, and they removed to Leavenworth, Kansas in 1869. In the year 1883 they moved to their present location. To them were born ten children, of which Andrew, Sarah and Martha still survive her. She united with the Methodist church in 1878 and died in the faith, February 5, 1905 at 5:45 a.m. The funeral services were held at the late home, five miles northeast of Howard, Monday at 12 and the remains were laid to rest in Grace Lawn cemetery, Howard.


Unknown Newspaper - March 5, 2000

MRS. PATRICIA I. HARPER

HOWARD - Patricia Inez "Patty" Harper, 66, of rural Severy, died Sunday at Via Christi St. Joseph, Medical Center in Wichita.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Severy Baptist Church, with the Rev. Tony Pameticky officiating. Interment will be held in Cresco Cemetery on Highway 99 north of Howard.

Casketbearers will be Justin Austin, James F. Harper V., Jeremy Harper, Adam Peters, Jamie Seimears and Jonathan Seimears.

A memorial has been established with the Center for Basic Cancer Reseach at Kansas State University, and remembrances may be left with Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard, which is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Harper was born April 13, 1933, at Laverne, 0kla. to Joseph H. and Inez C. (White) Smith. She attended school and grew to womanhood in Harper County, Okla.

On March 19, 1949 she married James F. Harper III at Perryton, Texas, and the couple lived in Texas and Oklahoma before returning to Kansas. Mr. Harper died in 1999.

She was a member of the Severy Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, James Fleming Harper IV, Lawrence; three daughters , Donna Peters, Pryor, Okla., Karen Werner, Grove, Okla., and Tricia Seimears, Howard; five brothers, Harold Smith, Okeene, Okla., Wayne Smith, Laverne, John Smith, Colorado Springs, Colo., Terry Smith, Guyman, Okla., and Jim Smith, Shawnee, Okla,; three sisters, Nellie Morgan, Moore, Okla., Juanita Griswold, Augusta, and Karen Huckabay, Hydro, Okla., 12 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildrep and five greatgrandchildren.


August 1995

MRS. VELTA F. HARPER

Velta F. “Faye” Harper, 51, died Aug. 31, 1995, in Winfield. Services will he 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Highland Cemetery in Winfield, Dr. Rick Frisbie will officiate. Visiting hours are 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday at Miles Funeral Service.

Harper was born July 8, l944, in Pineville, Mo,. the daughter of Henry W. and Rosie (Qualls) Creamer. When she was an infant, the family moved to Winfield. She graduated from Winfield High School and married Ralph Eugene Harper March 9, 1962, in Winfield.

After residing in Winfield, they moved in 1967 to Culver City, Calif., where she was employed as a waitress in several restaurants. They returned to Winfield in 1971.

Harper had been employed locally as a hostess and waitress at American Legion Post 10 and Mozy Inn restaurant. She had also worked at the Loving Care Home.

Harper was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Ralph E. Harper, a son, Michael R. Harper, a daughter, Sandra K. Baucom, and her mother, Rosie Creamer, all of Winfield; two sisters, Zelta McWithey, Winfield. and Janice Montandon, Grenola, and three grandchildren.


Unknown Newspaper - Februry, 1980

MR. BERYLE J. HARRINGTON - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Beryle Joseph Harrington, 68, of Grenola, died Sunday in William Newton Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept. 23, 1911, in Cambridge to Allen S. and Aletha Hill Harrington. He was a farmer and stockman and a real estate agent.

Mr. Harrington is survived by his wife, Harriet Horne Harrington; two brothers, Milburn of Auberry, Calif., Robert of Cobbtown, Ga.; two sisters, Mrs. Bernice Adams of Elk Falls, Kansas and Mrs. Maxine Larson of Fresno, Calif.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.,. Feb. 20 in Grenola United Methodist Church by the Rev. Delbert Chance. Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery. Watt Funeral Home, Moline, was in charge of arrangements.


Decenber 1996

MRS. DORIS C. HARRINGTON

ELK FALLS — Doris Corrine Harrington, 90, formerly of Elk Falls, died Tuesday at Mercy Hospital.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmeran Funeral Home in Howard with the Rev. Robin Haines, pastor of the Flint Hills Assembly of God, officiating. Burial will be in the Elk Falls Cemetery in Elk Falls. Memorials are suggested with Howard Twilight Manor and may be left with the funeral home.

Mrs. Harington was born on July 6, 1906, on her parents' farm west of Elk Falls to Adelbert E. and Olive (Rlcahrds) Clough. She attended school in Elk Falls and graduated from Elk Falls High School in 1924. She also attended Southwestern College in Winfleld.

On Aug. 26, 1931, she married William F, Harrington in Independence, Mo. She returned to Elk Falls in 1945, and she and her husband were divorced in 1948.

In 1992, she moved to Peru to live with a granddaughter. Later that year, ill health forced her to move to Howard Twilight Manor.

She was a member of the Nota Bene Reading Club of Elk Falls and attended the Elk Falls United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, William E. Harrington, Moline, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


Unknown Newspaper - May 2005

MR. WILLIAM E. HARRINGTON

HOWARD - William Eugene Harrington, 71, of Moline, died Sunday at Mercy Hospital in Independence.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Elk Falls Cemetery in Elk Falls with Pastor Robin Haines, of the Flint Hills Assembly of God Church in Howard, officiating.

A memorials are suggested to the Parkinson's Association of Greater Kansas City, and they may be left with Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.

Mr. Harrington was born on May 29, 1933 at Independence, Mo., to William and Doris (Clough) Harrington. The family lived in Kansas City, Kan., until moving to a farm west of Elk Falls in 1945.

After graduating from Elk Falls High School, Mr. Harrington moved to Wichita where he was employed at Master Corporation until entering the United States Army in 1953. After his discharge in 1955 he worked for Bee's Aero Spraying in Plaines.

While living in Plaines, he married Virginia Downs on Nov. 3, 1956, and she survives. The couple made their home in Wichita where he was employed at Boeing Aircraft until moving to Moline in 1959. He then was employed by the Kansas Department of Transportation from 1960 until retiring in 1977.

Other survivors include a son, Floyd Harrington, Beaverton, Ore.: a daughter, Harriet Horner, Elk Falls; four grandchildren and five great-grand-children.


December 1996

MRS. HAZEL I. HARRIS

IOLA - Hazel Irene Harris, 87, former longtime resident of Moline, died Dec. 15, 1996, at Arkhaven Nursing Home in Iola.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard. The Rev. Jim Carter will officiate. Burial will be in Moline Cemetery.

A memorial has been established with the Moline Christian Church. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.

Harris was born July 9, 1909, in Belknap, a daughter of David Sheridan and Mary Jane (Scott) McAlister. She was raised in the Moline community, attended school in Belknap and graduated from Moline High School. She also attended Pittsburg State Teachers College.

On Aug. 15, 1928, she married Kenneth Leon Harris in Beulah. They owned and operated a hatchery and orchard in Moline for many years. After his death on Aug. 5, 1985, she remained in Moline until moving to a nursing home in Rossville. She had been a resident of Arkhaven for the past year.

Harris was a longtime member. of the Moline Christian Church.

Survivors include a son, Frank Harris. Boise, Idaho; three daughters, Elizabeth Gibbon, Topeka. Maridene Arndt, Gladstone, Mo.. and Marian Dudgeon, Laramie. Wyo.; 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.


Howard Courant - October 14, 1937

MR. JOSEPH C. HARRIS - Submitted by L. Morgan

Joseph C. Harris Dies - Sixty Years a Resident of Elk County
Joseph C. Harris, third son of Wm. and Susan Harris was born May 16, 1850 in Sangamon county, Illinois. In early childhood he moved with his parents to Knox County, Missouri, and resided there until 1860, when they again moved to a farm near Paola, Kansas. Here he lost his mother when but 10 years of age.

A few years later in company with some older men friends, they crossed the plains on a buffalo hunt, passing through Elk County, traveling up Elk river and across the hills west. He remarked to his companions "here is another Garden of Eden. When we return I shall take up a claim along Elk River." In 1877 together with his brother the late N. G. Harris, they took up land on upper Elk River in Union Center township and continued to reside there until 1909 when he moved to his farm just south of Howard.

In 1880 he was married to Sara Hotchkiss and three children were born: A. B. Harris, Kansas City, Missouri; Mrs. Bertha H. Quick, Toronto, Kansas; and Thos J. Harris, Evanston, Illinois. They also reared D. W. Lockhart, an orphan from early childhood to manhood.

Mr. Harris was converted and joined the Stanton Baptist church in early life, tranferring his membership with his moves of residence he continued in a loyal faith to his Maker throughout life. He was a member of the local Baptist church. He assumed responsibilities of life not in the wider circles of social or political life but in the far more important, his home and the community.

He lived through the entire development of the modern industrial world and has seen the fast changes brought about by this progress. He saw all the outward forms of civilization into which he was born change completely. One could not visit with him in his later years without an impression of the wholeness and completeness of his long life. Surely here is a fullfilment of that promise by the Psalmist in the 91st Psalm: "With a long life will I satisfy him and show him My salvation."

During the past year he failed fast but suffered no pain and in his weeks of confinement to his bed, he was free from aches and pains.

He passed away Saturday evening, October 9, 1937, at the age of 87 years, 4 months, and 23 days. He leaves his wife, three children, one grandson, Bil Harris, a sister, Mrs. Ella Bell, Bonham, Texas, a brother, Dr. A.T. Harris, Dallas, Texas, a brother, Robt. Harris, Tarkio, Missouri, a sister, Mrs. Clara Wilkins, Winfield, Kansas, many nieces and nephews and hosts of friends.

Funeral services for the deceased were held at the Baptist church, Howard, Monday afternoon at 2:30 p.m., Rev. J. S. Bunch preaching the sermon. Burial at Grace Lawn cemetery.


Independence Reporter - June 3, 2008

MRS. EDITH FAYE HARROD - Submitted by L. Morgan

HOWARD-- Edith Faye Harrod, 91, of Howard, died Monday at Howard Twilight Manor.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard with Pastor Robin Haines of the Flint Hills Assembly of God officiating. Interment will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard.

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

Mrs. Harrod was born on March 24, 1917 southeast of Howard to Theodore and Mattie (Burtch) McDonald.

She graduated from Howard High school in 1936.

On Feb. 28, 1937, she married Glenn R. Harrod at Howard, and he died in 1970.

Mrs. Harrod assisted her husband on their farm, drove a bus for the Union Center school and worked at Toot's Drive-In for several years.

Survivors include a son, Michael Harrod, Howard; a brother, Kenneth McDonald, Topeka, three grandchildren, 10 great=grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.


December 1996

MRS. ELIZABETH HARROD

HOWARD — Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Harrod, 85, of Howard, died Sunday at her home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Cooper of the Howard United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be held In Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard.

Casketbearers will be Gary Harrod, Greg Harrod, James Harrod, Tim O’Dey and Keith Schrader.

Memorials have been established with the Howard United Methodist Church and the National Kidney Foundation, and contributions may be left with the funeral home. Mrs. Harrod was born Nov. 20, 1911, In Tripp County, S.D., to Orval A. and Lydia E. (Criger) Clum. She moved with her family as a child from Winner, S.D., to Elk County, where she graduated from Howard High School in 1929.

On Jan. 26, 1939, she married Ralph W. Harrod. at Wichita, and he died in 1969. In 1958, the couple purchased Harrod’s Drive-In at Severy and operated the business until his death. The couple had also purchased Toot’s Drive In at Howard in 1965, and she continued operating the business until her retirement in 1975. She also worked part-time for many years preparing tax returns.

She was a member of the Howard United Methodist Church and various community organizations.

Survivors include two sons, Weldon Harrod, Ottawa, and Jerry Harrod, Howard; a daughter, Janis Fuqua, Douglass; a sister, Margaret Miller, Howard; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


December 1995

MRS. FLORENCE A. HARROD

HOWARD - Florence Ann Harrod, 71, of Howard, died Dec. 5, 1995, at Via Christi-St. Francis Campus in Wichita.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Severy Baptist Church. The Rev. Tony Pameticky will officiate. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Howard.

A memorial has been established with the Severy Baptist Church. Contributions may be made through Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.

Harrod was born May 7, 1924, in Springfield, Ore., the daughter of George "Tampa" and Gladys "Romi" (Harwood) Boqua. She graduated from high school in Eugene, Ore., in 1942, and trained as a telephone operator in Oregon before working for a telephone company in California.

On Nov. 22, 1946. she married Kenneth Olen Harrod in Springfield. Ore. They lived in California before moving in 1948 to Kansas, where they farmed in Elk County. In 1973, they bought a farm southeast of Severy where they lived until moving to Howard in September 1995.

Harrod served on the Paw Paw Township election board and was a longtime member of the Severy Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth; two sons, Tim Harrod, Marathon, Wis., and Carl Harrod, Tacoma, Wash.; a brother, Bud Boqua, Roseburg, Ore.; a sister, Evelyn Trumbo, Eugene, Ore.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


Prairie Star - May 16, 2012

MRS. FREDA D. HARROD

Freda D. Harrod, age 91, a resident of Howard, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2012, at the Howard Twilight Manor. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at the Howard United Methodist Church with Pastor Charles Cryderman officiating. Interment was held at Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Family suggests memorials to the Howard Twilight Manor 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, Howard.


Independence Daily Reporter - November 16, 2000

MR. KENNETH O. HARROD - Submitted by L. Morgan

Kenneth Olen Harrod, died Tuesday at the Howard Twilight Manor nursing home in Howard.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Severy Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Pameticky officiating. Carter-Radar American Legion Post will conduct military graveside services at Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard.

A memorial has been established with the Severy Baptist Church. Contributions may be left with Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard.

Mr. Harrod was born Feb. 2, 1921 at Howard, to William and Ada (Stone) Harrod. He graduated from Piedmont High School and grew up in the Howard and Piedmont area. He was employed by ranchers in the Piedmont community before serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

He married Florence Ann Boqua on Nov. 22, 1946, at Springfield, Ore. They lived in California for two years before moving to Kansas in 1948. He was a farmer and rancher in Elk County throughout his life. In 1973 he and his wife bought a farm southeast of Severy on Indian Creek, where they lived until moving into Howard in 1995. His wife died in 1995.

He was a member of Carter-Radar American Legion Post and the Severy Baptist Church in Severy.

He is survived by two sons; Tim Harrod of Marathon, Wis. Carl Harrod of Tacoma, Wash, a brother Chet Harrod of Santa Barbara, Calif, a sister, Naomi Hinkle of Valley Center, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


Prairie Star - March 24, 2010

MRS. LOUISE M. HARROD

Louise Marie Criger Harrod died March 17, 2010 at the Greenwood County Hospital in Eureka. She was 94 years of ago.

Louise was born on July 19, 1915 on the family farm six miles northwest of Howard, to Albert Louis and Ella May (Russell) Criger. Following the death of her mother in 1922, she lived with her Aunt Maude and Uncle Ned Smith until her father remarried. She attended school at Lower Paw Paw Rural School and graduated from Howard High School in 1933.

On Jan. 26, 1936, she married Willis Dale Harrod at her parent's home northwest of town. To this union were born two children, Susan Dale and Hal Albert.

Dale and Louise first made their home in Wichita where they owned and operated three Criterion Grills from 1936-1945. In April of 1945 they purchased a farm northwest of Howard where they made their home until 1972 when they retired and moved to town.

Louise was a kind and loving person. She always put her family first. She was a member of the Howard United Methodist Church and Chapter R PEO Sisterhood.

She is survived by a daughter Susan Morgan and her husband Carl; son Hal Harrod and his wife Pat all of Howard; brother Jim Criger and his wife Lucy of Howard; grandchildren: Tracy Harrod, Carla Hilton and Kerry Harrod all of Howard; Darla JuAire of Halstead, Kan.; Maria Winn of Rose Hill, Kan., Kelly McClure and Bryan Harrod both of Augusta, Kan., 14 great-grandchildren, and 1 step-great-great-grand-daughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband Dale, her parents, her stepmother Mildred Criger and one brother Carl Crigor.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 19, 2010 at Zimmerman Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Cryderman of the Howard United Methodist Church officiating. Interment followed at the Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Family suggests memorial contributions to Howard Senior Center and may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family at www. country si defh. com.

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


Howard Courant - February 9, 1928

MR. JOHN B. HART - Submitted by L. Morgan

John B. Hart, Founder of the Old Town of Canola, Died in Colorado.

Word has been received by Mrs. Nora Hart, of Grenola, that her brother-in-law, John B. Hart, died near Lake City, Colorado, February 2.

The pioneers of Greenfield township will remember John Hart who with his brothers Hugh and James L. Hart, settled on Caney in 1869 or '70 and took claims. They had a store in a log cabin on Caney, and later laid out a town on John's claim and named it Canola, built a two-story store building there and moved their store to the new location. They also built a two-story hotel building, and several other buildings were soon erected, three or four stores, a blacksmith shop, some dwellings, and for a short time a saloon flourished in the new town.

Hugh and John Hart were twin brothers and were Civil War soldiers in the 11th Kansas Regiment. Among whose officers were Col. Thos. Moonlight, Capt. P.B. Plumb, Capt. E.G. Ross, and others who later became noted in Kansas History and national politics. The Eleventh Kansas Cavalry was one of the fightingest regiments in the west, and participated in the battle of Prairie Grove and most of the western Missouri, northern Arkansas and eastern Kansas battles, and was mentioned several times in official reports for its valor and accomplishment. The regiment was sent west to fight Indians after the war proper was over and did not get relieved from service till September 1865.

Hugh Hart died in 1872 or '73. Two or three years later John moved to Colorado. He leaves a wife and several children we believe.

The little town of Canola was moved to the railroad in 1879, and consolidated with another little town-- Greenfield, and the combined towns went on the map as Grenola.


Prairie Star - September 10, 2008

MR. ZEB I. HART

Zeb I. Hart, age 88, of Grenola, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008 at the Pleasant Valley Manor Nursing Home in Sedan.

Zeb was born to Tom and Jessie (Morris) Hart on Aug. 7, 1920 in Hardy, Okla. He attended schools at Hardy and Arkansas City.

He was a medic for the United States Army in World War II during the Normandy Invasion. He met his wife Mania Johnson while working the Olsen Ranch in Hardy, Okla. They were married April 20, 1947. They began their married life in Hardy and moved to a ranch south of Grenola in the fall of 1947.

He was a life-long rancher/stockman who loved the land and passed that love on to his daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren. He was a member of the First Baptist Church hi Cedar Vale. Zeb and Marila retired to Cedar Vale before coming back home to the ranch.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and three sisters.

He is survived by his beloved wife of sixty-one years, Marila of the home in Grenola; one daughter, Lessie and husband Dwight Thompson of Grenola; grandchildren, Cristine and husband Shawn Noland of Arkansas City, Curtis and wife Vivian Thompson of Grenola, and Amy and husband Kelly Jarboe of Grenola; greatgrandchildren, Quentin, Lindsay, and Trey Noland, Kord and Karli Jarboe, Mandy and Damon Wolfe, Erica and Jake Horton and Garrett Green; great-great-grandchildren, Ashley and Haze Wolfe.

Cremation has taken place. There will be a committal service at the family ranch at 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008. Following will be a Memorial Service at the First Baptist Church of Cedar Vale, Kansas at 1:30 p.m. with Pastors Gary Boles and Mark Davis officiating.

The family has suggested memorial contributions to First Baptist Church of Cedar Vale or the Belknap Community Church of Moline. Contributions may be made directly to the churches. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.


The Moline Review - September 29, 1899

MR. JOHN HARVEY SR. - Submitted by Dan Durbin

DIED: At his home in Elk county, John Harvey, Sr., aged 69 years. Mr. Harvey is well known by many of our people, and was highly respected as a citizen for the exemplary life he led. Mrs. Harvey died some six of seven months ago, and Mr. Harvey has been for many years an invalid, but his immediate death was the result of heart failure. Mr. Harvey served thru the civil war in '99 Indiana with our esteemed fellow townsman George Merrill.


August 1967

MR. Z. R. HARVEY

Z. R. HARVEY DEAD Z. R. Harvey of Augusta passed away Monday, August 28, 8:00 p.m., at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, August 31, at Dunsford Funeral Home in Augusta, At 2:30 p. m.

Mr. Harvey was a former resident of this county. He is survived by his widow, Louida, of the home; a son, Ray Harvey of Wichita; a daughter, Mrs. John Mercer, Augusta, and a brother,Herman Harvey, Howard.

The many friends extend sympathy to the bereaved family.


Independence Reporter - June 3, 2008

MRS. ANITA H. HATFIELD - Submitted by L. Morgan

HOWARD- Anita (Winn) Harrison Hatfield, 91, formerly of Howard, died Sunday at Meadowlark Adult Care Home in Wichita.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard, with Gary Parsons officiating. Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lakeview Gardens in Wichita.

Memorials are suggested to the Howard United Methodist church and can be left with Zimmerman Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hatfield was born Dec. 30, 1916 on a farm near Rose Hill, the daughter of Lester and Genevieve (Cox) Winn. She attended school in Wichita and Clearwater before moving with her family to Howard in 1930. She graduated from Howard High school in 1935.

She married Dorace "Shorty" Harrison on April 4, 1935 at Ponca City, Okla., and he died in 1972. They owned and operated Harrison's Grocery in Moline until they moved to Wichita in 1953. She worked as a buyer and department manager with Innes/Macy's then with David's and Henry's in Wichita.

She married Wayne L. Hatfield on Jan 31, 1976 at Moline, and he died in 2000. They moved to Howard in 1980.

Mrs. Hatfield was a member of the American Gold Star Mothers, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Howard United Methodist church. She was a past worthy matron of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include four daughters, Betty Lou Conner, Renton, Wash., and Janet Landon, Genny Forcum and Myrna Clayton, all of Wichita; three brothers, Dwight Winn and Bob Winn, both of Howard; and Frank Winn, Bartlesville, Okla., four sisters, Phyllis Davis, Deer Creek, Okla., Charlene Jacot, Caney, Myrna Herbinaux, Escondido, Calif., and Shirley Maidt, Winfield; and nine grandchildren.


Howard Courant - Janury 6, 1927

MRS. EVA HAUENSTEIN - Submitted by L. Morgan

Eva, wife of John Hauenstein, living near Elk Falls died the evening of January 1, 1927, aged 41 years. She leaves her husband, two sons and three daughters to mourn her departure. Her father, three brothers and three sisters are living, but her father, J. N. Perkins is at the point of death at the home of a son in Independence.

Mr. Perkins and family lived four years on a farm south of Elk Falls. Mrs. Hauenstein was a member of the Elk Falls Christian church and of the Elk Falls Lodge, Daughters of Rebekah. She had a large circle of friends. Funeral was held Monday at 10 a. m. Burial was in the Independence cenetery.


Sedan Times-Star - May 23, 2001

MRS. MOLLIE E. HAUENSTEIN

Mollie Ellen Hauenstein, age 92, of Moline, Kansas, died Friday, May 18, 2001, at Mercy Hospital in Independence, KS. She was born March 7, 1909 at Red Field, KS to Israel and Letha Alma (Northcutt) Spittler. She was a retired Telephone Operator and a member of the Moline Baptist Church.

On November 20, 1975 at Las Vegas, NV, she and Stanley Hauenstein were united in marriage. He preceded her in death on March 31, 1992. Survivors include one daughter, Velma Buettell, Moline, KS and three grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Monday, May 21, 2001, at 1:00 p.m. in the Moline Cemetery. Interment was in the Moline Cemetery, Rev. Ted Smith officiated Graves-Baird Funeral Home in Sedan, KS was in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials in her name have been established with the Moline Baptist Church. Any contributions may be left at the funeral home.


March 1894

MRS. CATHERINE S. HAWK - Submitted by L. Morgan

Memorium of Catherine Shaffer Hawk
IN MEMORIUM
Mrs. Catherine Shaffer Hawk was born in Lebanon county, Pennsylvania, July 4th, 1818 and died March 27th, 1894 at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Green, in Elk County, Kansas. Her remains were interred in the Forest cemetery, in the above mentioned county.

Mrs. Hawk confessed Christianity in her youth and lived an earnest and consistent Christian all her life, winning the confidence and friendship of all her acquaintances, and leaving a fragrant memory in many hearts through the ministry of many kindnesses.

She leaves two sons and two daughters and many friends to follow her to the better land.

“Why should we dwell on that which lies beneath.
When living right hath touched the brow of death.”
---C.E. P.


Howard Courant-Citizen - April 21, 1966

MRS. ANNA B. HAWKINS - Submitted by L. Morgan

Anna B. Hawkins, daughter of Adam and Cynthia Lee Schul, was born in rural Moline, January 19, 1890 and departed this life at the Red Brick Lodge Rest Home in Winfield, Kansas, April 6, 1966, at the age of 76 years, 2 months and 18 days. She had lived in the Grenola community from childhood.

On September 29, 1909, she was united in marriage to Harvey L. Hawkins and to this union four sons were born, Lee, Charlie, Lester, and Glen. Her husband preceded her in death in 1958, as did also her son, Lee, in 1965.

Those who survive and mourn her passing are three sons: Charlie Hawkins of Grenola; Lester Hawkins of Winfield; and Glen Hawkins of Wichita. There are also six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She also leaves one half brother, Clifton Schul of Gasville, Arkansas; three sisters, Mrs. Rose Ray, Stillwater, Oklahoma; Mrs. Grace Eller, Grenola; and Mrs. Edna Liebau of Howard. Besides these she leaves many nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

Early in life she became a member of the Brethren church and later she became a member of the Grenola Christian church and was faithful to her church until declining health over taxed her waning capacity.

Funeral services were conducted from the Grenola Christian church Saturday, April 9 at 2 p.m. with the minister Willis H. Fowler, assisted by Frank Hawkins, a grandson of the deceased, officiating. (Omitted are the music arrangements). The Watt mortuary, Moline, was in charge and interment was made at the Greenlawn cemetery at Grenola.


Prairie Star - August 15, 2012

MRS. ELIZABETH A. HAWKINS

Elizabeth Anne “Betty” Hawkins, age 65, of Moline passed away on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at her home in Moline. Betty was born on June 8, 1947 in San Antonio, Texas, the daughter of Laural Andrew and Beatrice B. (Burns) Hawkins.

Betty attended the Moline Baptist Church. Prior to being disabled,

Betty worked as an aide doing Home Health Care. When she could, she enjoyed doing embroidery work, going fishing, and being with her family, grandchildren, and friends.

Betty is survived by her son, Michael Floyd of Missouri; daughters, Justina Sumner of Moline, and Christine Floyd of Rock; brother, Robert Hawkins of Claremore, Okla.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, and infant son Richard.

Direct cremation has been requested, the family will have services at a later date.

Memorials have been suggested to the American Cancer Society and my be sent to the funeral home. Condolences may be left at: www.countrysidefh.com Services are under the direction of Countryside-Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


Unknown Newspaper - July 16, 1971

MR. GEORGE HAWKINS - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Rites Held For George Hawkins
Services for George Hawkins were held in the Watt Funeral Home Chapel July 19, with Miss Ester Benson and Miss Georgetta Davis officiating.

Burial was in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Howard, Ks.

George Hawkins, 85, died at 2 a.m. July 16, 1971, at Elk Manor Nursing Home, Moline, Ks.

He was born July 18, 1885 at Busby, Ks. to Aaron and Lavina Davis Hawkins.

He married Stacy Clementine Spann April 12, 1915 at Howard, Ks. He farmed in Elk County, then in 1942, He moved Grenola, Ks., then spent one and a half years in Wichita, Ks. working at Boeing Airplane Co. Then returned to his home in Grenola where he lived till his health failed two and a half ago.

Survivors include his wife Stacy of Elk Manor Nursing Home, two daughters, Fay Dorsey of Moline, Ks. and Lucy Hawkins of Wichita, Ks. Six grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Two sons, one daughter, and one grandson precede him in death.

Casket bearers were: Glenn May, Cecil Olsen, Kenneth Olsen, James Ollenborger, Dean Hawkins, Robert Hawkins.


The Windfield Daily Courier - June 9, 2005

MR. LESTER D. HAWKINS - Submitted by L. Morgan

NEODESHA - Lester D. Hawkins, 89, of Neodesha, formerly of Winfield, died May 27, 2005, at the Golden Key Nursing Home in Neodesha.

Cremation has taken place.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grenola Christian Church.

Penwell-Gabel Loran Fawcett Chapel is in charge of arrangements. To leave a special message, visit www.penwellgabel.com.

Hawkins was born Jan. 13, 1916, in Grenola, to Anna (Shull) and Harvey Hawkins. He was raised on the family farm northeast of Grenola and attended country school.

On Nov. 3, 1940, he and Lorene Wallace married in Howard. They made their home in Winfield for 60 years.

He was a sheet metal worker at Boeing, Beech and Cessna aircraft companies in Wichita and at Cessna at Strother Field in Winfield. Following retirement, he did numerous jobs including yard work.

He and his wife moved to Neodesha in 2003 because of failing health and to be near their children. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Winfield and Neodesha.

Survivors include his wife, Lorene Hawkins, Neodesha; a daughter, Joana White, Thayer; two sons, Ed Hawkins, Wasola, Mo., and David Hawkins, Chanute; a brother, Charley Hawkins, Wichita; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.


Unknown Newspaper - July 3, 2010

MRS. LORENE HAWKINS

NEODESHA — Lorene Hawkins, 90, of Neodesha, died Saturday at the Golden Living Center in Neodesha.

Cremation has taken place, with Penweil-Gabel Loran Fawcett Chapel in Neodesha handling arrangements. Family inurnment will be at 11 a.m. Aug. 7 in Grenola Cemetery.

The daughter of Roy and Lou (Bell) Wallace, Mrs. Hawkins was born Dec. 4, 1919 in rural Cedar Vale, She went to school in Cedar Vale.

She married Lester Hawkins on Nov. 3, 1940, and he died May 27, 2005.

Mrs. Hawkins was a nurse's aide and worked for many years at the hospital in Winfield.

She and Mr. Hawkins moved to Neodesha in 2003, She was a member of the Church of Christ in Winfield and later the Church of Christ in Neodesha.

Survivors include a daughter, Joana White, of Thayer; two sons, Ed Hawkins, of Wasola, Mo., and David Hawkins, of Chanute; a brother, Ward Wallace, of Mobile, Ala.; a sister, Darlene Harper, of Arkansas City; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren


Sedan Times-Star - May 15, 2002

MR. HOWARD HAWKINS

Howard Abbott Hawkins died Monday, May 13, 2002 at his home south of Belknap, Kansas. He was 82 years of age. Howard was born on January 27, 1920 at Blackwell, Oklahoma to Howard Claude and Alice Marguerite (Abbott) Hawkins. He attended school in Oxford, Kansas and graduated as valedictorian from Oxford High School in 1938. Howard attended Ft. Hays State College for a brief time before returning to operate the family farm near Oxford.

In 1939, Howard purchased a farm in the Belknap neighborhood of Chautauqua County, Kansas and moved to the farm in 1941. On March 23, 1948, he married Phyllis Nadine McAlister at the Methodist parsonage in Moline, Kansas and to this union was born three sons, Howard R., Bert L. and Fred E. and two daughters, Rita J. and Doris L. Howard was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and was a lifetime farmer and stockman in the Belknap community.

He was a former member of the Oxford Baptist Church and attended the Belknap Community Church for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; his sons, Howard R. of Grenola, and Bert L. and Fred E., both of Sedan; his daughters, Rita J. Hebb of Howard and Doris L. Bracken of Cedar Vale; twelve grandchildren, Howard Andrew “Andy” Hawkins, Guy Wayne Bracken, Barry James Hebb, Curtis Max Hawkins, Cody Ross Bracken, Bayle Joe Hebb, Fred Emory “Buddy” Hawkins II. Joshua Daniel Hawkins, Lana Louise Hawkins Lowe, Abby Jo Hawkins, Charity Sue Hawkins and Grace Noel Hawkins; one great grandson, Levi Wayne Lowe, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2002 at the Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard with Lloyd G. Zimmerman officiating. Interment was held at the Belknap Cemetery in Belknap, Kansas with Rev. Wally Racker officiating. Memorials have been established with the Belknap Community Church and the Belknap Community Fund.

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


Howard Courant - June 16, 1927

MR. THOMAS P. HAWKINS - Submitted by L. Morgan

TOM HAWKINS IS DEAD
Pioneer of Greenfield Township Passed Away Friday, June 10

Thomas P. Hawkins, a pioneer of the Grenola neighborhood and one of the most highly respected citizens of the county, died last Friday, after an illness of long standing. He was stricken with partial paralysis several years ago, and several times since has suffered with recurring slight strokes. At times he was almost helpless, and again he would almost entirely recover. But for many months he has been very feeble, and it was no surprise when the end came.

Mr. Hawkins came to the county in 1870 and entered a claim on Caney, near where Canola was located. He prospered as a farmer, and later engaged in banking and other investments. He was active in local politics, and was at different times trustee of his township. At the division of Howard county, he was appointed as the first county clerk of Elk County. Later he served two or three terms as county commissioner, and twice represented Elk County in the state legislature. He was an ardent Republican and a "Standpatter." He was a Civil War soldier, and always took great interest in the Grand Army of the Republic, for many years serving as Post Commander of the Grenola organization.

Elk county had no better citizen than Tom Hawkins, and The Courant and its publisher never had a more loyal friend.

His funeral Sunday was attended by a large concourse of people, many from Howard and other towns in the county motoring in Grenola for the occasion.

The following obituary of Mr. Hawkins is furnished us by Mrs. Belle Yates, who conducted the funeral services.

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Born December 24, 1844, in Logan county, Ohio, died June 10, 1927, at his home in Grenola, Kansas, age eighty two years, five months and sixteen days.

By birth, a son of that great state that furnished one-fourth of the Federal troops; by adoption, a son of the Sunflower state, which he served in the state legislature. He being a true type of these two great States that have moulded public opinion and furnished many noble statesmen.

What can I say of him whose presence was so familiar to the people of Elk County and especially Grenola? He served Elk county in more than one official capacity. All of the deeds of the Grenola townsite have the name of Thomas P. Hawkins upon them as president. He has been the continious Commander of Appomatox G.A.R. Post.

He with his young wife settled on their farm south of Grenola in 1870. That he was a man of industry and strong will is manifest by the manner in which he and Belle, his wife, began the great battle of life on the frontier, and became the wealthiest farmers in that section.

Here ten children were born into their home; the twins dying in 1882; Tommy passing away in early manhood; and Clay giving his life for his country in Overseas service, in the World War.

The following are left with the frail wife and mother to mourn their loss; Everett and William Hawkins, of Filer, Idaho; Mrs. Alice Roper, of Mulberry, Kansas; and Mrs. Birdie Wilber; Mrs. Dora Brown and Edward Hawkins of Grenola. There are also a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Thus, having served in private and public service among us for fifty-seven years, and lived the allotted period of human life, he passes, a true type of the American citizen, ripe in deeds of public interest and full of honor.

The funeral services were conducted according to his wishes by Mrs. Belle Reid Yates, at the Methodist church at Grenola, at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. The body was then conducted to Greenlawn cemetery by the Grenola Legion who performed the last military rites. ---Belle Reid Yates.


Howard Courant - March 20, 1891

MR. STEWART HAWTHORNE - Submitted by L. Morgan

DIED--At his home in Howard, Kansas, on Tuesday morning, March 17, 1891, after an illness or only a few days, Stewart Hawthorne, aged 72 years.

Mr. Hawthorne was born in Ireland in 1819 and removed with his parents to Scotland in 1832, where he lived until he became a man when he came to America but remained but a short time, returning to Scotland where he married and became the father of two children, both of whom died when young. His wife also died soon after upon which he again came to America and remarried. He came to Kansas and settled near Howard in 1871, where he has since resided. He leaves no close relatives in this country except his aged wife who has the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in her sad bereavement. Mr. Hawthorne was a member of the Reformed Presbyterian or Covenanter Church and was a man of more than ordinary intelligence, was a great reader and an interesting talker and above all a strictly honest man. The funeral was held at the United Prewsbyterian Church, Thursday morning, conducted by Pastor J.N. Young, and the remains were interred in Grace Lawn cemetery.


The Windfield Daily Courier - April 11, 2008

MRS. HOPE HAYDEN

OXFORD - Hope Hayden, 93, died April 9, 2008, at the Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Oxford.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Longton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 this evening at Countryside Funeral Home, 420 S. 20th, Fredonia.

Family suggests contributions to the Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Oxford and may be sent to Countryside Funeral Home P.O. Box 247, Fredonia, KS 66736. Arrangements are under the direction of Zimmerman Funeral Home, Howard.

Mrs. Hayden was born on May 9, 1914, in Elk Falls, to William Everett and Ethel (Morris) Green. She attended school in Elk Falls.

She married Louis Frank on Nov. 4, 1937, in Howard. They divorced in 1958.

On April 9, 1961, she married Max Hayden in Howard. They lived in LaFontaine until 1982, and then they moved to Rose Hill. In 1996 she moved to Oxford.

Her husband, Max Hayden, died in December 1991. She was also preceded in death by a stepson, Bill Hayden.

Survivors include a daughter, Lenora McCulley, New Braunfels, Texas; a stepdaughter, Charlotte Erbe, Thayer; two stepsons, Don Hayden, Rose Hill, and Alfred Hayden, Perryton, Texas; a sister, Irene Buffalow, Howard; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.


Howard Courant-Citizen - October 26, 1944

MRS. IOLA HAYES - Submitted by L. Morgan

Mrs. Iola Hayes, age 66, wife of Clarence J. Hayes, died at 2:45 Monday afternoon at her home in Independence where she had been seriously ill for several months. She had been in failing health since July 1942. Mr and Mrs. Hayes moved to Independence from Howard two years ago.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 at the Potts chapel, with Rev. R.O. Penick of the First Methodist church officiating. The body was brought to Howard and short services were held at the graveside at 3:30 p.m.

Besides her husband, she leaves three sons, Marion Hayes, of Kansas City, Clare Hayes of Holyoke, Colorado, and Virgil Hayes of Coffeyville, and three brothers and two sisters.

The many friends in the community extend deepest sympathy to the bereaved family.


Howard Courant - June 23, 1932

MRS. STELLA HAYS - Submitted by L. Morgan

Stella Hays, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Dallas, was born at Auburn, Kansas, December 18, 1886. Her mother died when she was two years old, she then went to Topeka to live with her grandmother.

She united with the North Topeka Baptist church when she was sixteen years of age. She was educated in the Topeka schools, and the University of Kansas, with post-graduated work in Chicago university. After she began teaching, she made her home with her sister, Mrs. F. M. Jones of Howard.

She was married on January 4, 1923, to Dr. R. V. Hays. To this union were born two children, Maurita, aged 7, and Edward Dallas, aged 2. In 1925, they moved from Arkansas City to Altoona, where they have since made their home.

Mrs. Hays passed away at 2:45 Friday morning June 17, 1932 after an illness of six weeks. She is survived by her husband and the two children, a sister, Mrs. F. M. Jones of Howard; a brother, Eli Dallas of Redding, California, and other relatives.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. K. Ressler of the Methodist church in Altoona on June 19th. Interment was in Grace Lawn cemetery at Howard. Rev. J. W. Bayles pastor of the Baptist church of HOward, who was pastor at Auburn, Kansas, where they family had resided in her girlhood days, spoke briefly at the cemetery and assisted in the services at the grave.

For a number of years Mrs. Hays lived in Howard at the home of her sister, Mrs. Frank Jones. During this time she was a very active member of the Baptist church. Many of her friends were in attendance at the cemetery. The mixed quartet from the Baptist church, Mrs. Rose Cochran, Mrs. A. K. Rader, B. A. Eby, and Wm. Barackman, Sr. sang the beautiful "Abide With Me."


Unknown Paper - January 1932

MR. FRANK HAZLETT - Submitted by Edith Stockdale Johnson

Frank Hazlett, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Hazlett was born at Monroeville, Penn., October 7, 1877 and departed this life at his home near Grenola, January 25, 1932.

He came with his parents to Kansas when a young lad. Here he married Miss Tryphia Dort, and to this union was born two children, Clinton Victor, who died in infancy and Lloyd Frank, who with his wife and son, Paul Boyd, have made their home with the parents for several years, and will remain with the widowed mother.

Besides his wife and son and family he leaves five sisters; Mrs.; Maggie Fay, Anaheim, Calif., Mrs, Maud Lucas, Casnmere, Wash., Mrs. Lila Stockdale, Yacama, Wash., Mrs. Nellie Esbaugh, Okmulgee, Okla., and Mrs, Elta Pitts, Ocean Side, Calif., and a host of relatives and friends.

Mr. Hazlett drifted around some, finally coming back and buying a home two miles northeast of Grenola. He served as city marshall of Grenola, but since buying his home he has stayed pretty close to his home. He loved his family and his home life. He was a member of the M. W. A. lodge at Grenola.

Mr. Hazlett attended the picture show Saturday night seemingly as well as usual, going home with his family and retiring about 11 o'clock. He awoke about one with a severe pain in his head, and stomache. Medical aid was called but he got no relief and passed away at 3 a. m. Monday morning. His family have the sympathy of the entire community.

Funeral services were held at She Christian church Tuesday at, 2:30 p. m. conducted by Mrs. Belle Reid Yates, and the body laid to rest in the Greenlawn cemetery.


Howard Courant - May 5, 1927

MRS. IZORA P. HEATER - Submitted by L. Morgan

Obituary -- Izora (Murphy) Heater
Izora Pearl Murphy was born in Crawford county, Kansas, August 24, 1896, departed this life April 27, 1927, at her home near Longton, Kansas, at the age of 30 years, 8 months, and 21 days. She moved to Elk county, Kansas in the spring of 1902, where she resided with her parents until her marriage, February 29th, 1916 to Guy M. Heater. To this union was born five children, Mildred, aged 10 years, Dale, 8 years, Oron, 7 years, Lorena, 6 years, and baby Izora Jane, age 2 weeks. She obeyed the gospel in early childhood, and in 1914 united with the Church of Christ to which she remained a faithful member. She was a loving wife and a devoted mother. Her death was a shock to all who knew and loved her; her illness was of short duration. She leaves to mourn her loss, a husband, five children, father and mother, three brothers, Fred, Harrison, and Johnnie, four sisters, Viola, Lizzie, May and Leovicy, besides a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at the Congregational church in Longton on Friday April 29, conducted by Rev. Gail of Wichita. Interment in Grace Lawn cemetery, Howard.


Unknown Newspaper - October 1994

MRS. SADIE E. HEATER

GRACE LAWN CEM Sadie Ellen Heater passed away Tuesday, October 25, 1994 at the Howard Twilight Manor Nursing Home. She was 88 years of age.

Sadie was born on February 15, 1906 at Park, KS. to Ernest B. and Lola (Holmes) Ginn. She attended several elementary schools and graduated from Johnson High School in May of 1923. During high school, Sadie was captain and center on the girls' basketball team.

After her parents moved to Elk County, KS., she completed a year of post graduate work at Howard High School. Sadie then began a teaching career and taught at Star and other Elk County rural schools. She attended summer school sessions at Emporia State College and Pittsburg State College.

On December 24, 1935, she married John L. Heater at Independence, KS. They made their home in Elk County on the Heater farm northeast of Howard, until John's death on February 10, 1985. At that time, Sadie moved to Howard Twilight Manor Nursing Home.

Sadie was active in the Antioch Methodist Church and the Womens Society of Christian Service, before it was consolidated with the Howard United Methodist Church. She was on the school board for Fiat Rural School, and was an active supporter of Howard High School activities.

She is survived by her son John W. Heater and his wife Vicky of Howard, her daughter Betty Heater Bushman of McLean, VA., and six grandchildren; John Robert and Victoria Ellen Heater, and John Marshall, Jeffrey Lawrence, Sarah Elizabeth, and Joshua Everett Bushman.

Sadie was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, two brothers, and her husband of almost fifty years.

Funeral services were held Sunday, October 30 at the Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard with Rev. Jan Kindwoman and Rev. Roy Brown officiating. Mrs. Debbie Lane was the pianist with Mrs. Julia Brenner singing "In The Garden" and "Beautiful Garden of Prayer." The casket bearers were Jack Brink, Kenneth Harrod, Ed Heck, Vernon Jones, Paul Koop, and Robert Morgan.

Interment was held in Grace Lawn Cemetery at Howard. A memorial has been established with the Howard City Library. Contributions may be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements were made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


Howard Courant - September 29, 1927

MR. WILLIS D. HEATER - Submitted by L. Morgan

WILLIS HEATER IS DEAD
This entire community mourns the death of Willis D. Heater, who passed away at his home in the Antioch neighborhood last evening, September 28, at about 6 p.m. He had been ill for many weeks, and his case had been given up as hopeless for many days. His ailment was Bright's disease, and until some months back he had been in good health. Mr. Heater was a little past 60 years of age, and had lived in Elk County for forty years or more. He was one of our most prosperous farmers, and a highly respected citizen. He leaves a wife and four grown sons. The funeral will be held at the M. E. church, Howard, tomorrow--Friday, at 3 p.m. We will publish a suitable obituary next week.

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Howard Courant, October 6, 1927

Willis D. Heater, born June 10, 1862, in Bellvue, Ohio and passed from this life September 28th, 1927. He came to Kansas with his parents in the spring of 1872, locating in Highland, Kansas, where he grew to manhood. He married Miss Ella Miller October 8th, 1885, and moved with his bride to his farm home hear Howard where he spent the remainder of his life.

To this union was born five children, Willis A., Gracie who died in infancy, Guy of Longton, Kansas, Monroe and John of the home address. Besides his wife and children he leaves to mourn his departure, five grandchildren--Mildred, Dale, Oren, and Lorena, children of Guy Heater, and Marjorie, daughter of Willie Heater, and three sisters, Mrs. Susie Miller, Mrs. May Daub, Mrs. Elsie Davis, all living in or near the old home in Highland, Kansas.

He was a kind and affectionate husband and father, greatly beloved by his neighbors and friends, latter can only be numbered by the people with when he became acquainted for his disposition was such to make friends with all whom he came in contact.

He was universally respected in his community and the entire county. He was a companion and pal with his boys, organizing them into an orchestra and instructing them in their music, being the leader. It was an ideal relationship of father and sons. He will be greatly missed and a great loss to the entire community, but the home will be made desolate because his genial presence will be seen no more.

He will be missed but not forgotten for his works will live on.

Funeral services were held at the M. E. church in Howard, Friday, the 30th, at 3 p.m. The church was crowded with friends and neighbors, notwithstanding the country roads were very bad from almost continuous rains. Rev. Hoopingarner conducted the services, the male quartette--Fred and Will Barackman, Tom Thompson and Frank Dobyns singing favortte hymns; Mrs. Fred Osborn pianist.


Independence Daily Reporter - September 29, 2002

MR. ADRON A. HEBB - Submitted by L. Morgan Adron A. Hebb, 85, of Tyler, Texas and formerly of Howard, died Wednesday in Tyler.

A memorial service was held Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Howard. Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church of Howard and donations may be left with Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.

Mr. Hebb was born May 18, 1917 in Howard, the son of Louis Miles and Katie Leona (Wells) Hebb. He grew up and attended school in Howard.

He married Madge Copeland on August 24, 1944 in Phenix City, Ala., and she survives.

Mr. Hebb served in the military during World War II. Following the war the couple retuned to Howard where he owned and operated Hebb's Auto Supply for many years.

He was a member and past commander of Carter-Radar American Legion Post No. 149 in Howard. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church, serving in various capacities through the years. He became a member of Sylvania Baptist Church after moving to Tyler, in 1995.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Hebb is survived by a daughter, Angela Drzewiecki, Danville, Calif., three sons, Joe Hebb, Bob Hebb, and Bill Hebb, all of Tyler, Texas, seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.


Unknown Paper - November 19, 1925

MR. CARL HEBB - Submitted by Lori Mentzel

Joe and Carl Hebb were injured by a truck. Carl's ribs were broken loose from his backbone.


Carl Hebb was born near Howard, KS, February 24, 1882, and died at his home five miles northeast of Howard November, 21, 1925, at 12:30 a.m., aged 48 years, 8 months, and 27 days.

He grew to manhood in the neighborhood southwest of Howard. At the age of 14 he had the misfortune of losing his eye sight. He attended the School for the Blind at Kansas City, and later learned the broom making trade, at which he continued until the time of his death.

He was converted and united with the Methodist Episcopal church at Antioch in 1906. He was loyal to his God and believed in Jesus Christ as his only Friend and Savior.

He was fatally injured Tuesday, Nov. 17, when a car crushed him against the side of a building and suffered severely until the end.

He is mourned by his father, J. E. Hebb; four brothers, George, John, Frank, and Louis, of Howard, KS; three sisters, Mrs. Oma Wells of Howard, KS; Mrs. Pearl Shumard of DeWitt, NE, and Mrs. Flora Hillis of British Columbia. One sister, Mrs. Mary Hillis, preceded him Feb. 10, 1924, and besides these a host of friends and relatives to mourn his death.

Carl will be greatly missed by all who knew him, for his friends were (numbered?) by his acquaintances.

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Carl Hebb was one of the best loved and most useful citizens of Elk County and his death is felt as a personal loss to all who knew him. Blinded when just a boy, yet he overcame his affliction to an extent that made him a factor in the business life of the community. For years he has manufactured brooms that have been used by thousands of our citizens. He sold his brooms on their merit alone and they were always good.

Hundreds paid their respects to the deceased at the last sad hour. The big Methodist church was crowded to capacity Sunday afternoon where the funeral services were held, Dr. (H.?) R. Mills preaching the sermon, and the burial was in Grace Lawn cemetery.

The bereaved father, who for years has zealously and wisely guided his afflicted son, was injured at the same time Carl received his injuries, but is able to be up and around. He has the sympathy of all in his great bereavement.

Card of Thanks.
We desire to express our heartfelt appreciation to the friends and neighbors for the many kind and thoughtful acts during the sickness and death of our son and brother. The many friendly attentions will long be treasured.
--J. E. Hebb and Children.


The Moline Advance - May 1, 1924

MR. CHARLES E. HEBB - Submitted by Lori Mentzel

Charles E. Hebb was born Jan. 27, 1862, at Canton, IL, and died at his home in Hickman, NE, Apr. 21, 1924, at the age of 62 years, 2 months, and 24 days. In 1872, he came to Elk County, KS, with his parents, where he grew to manhood on a farm. Eleven years ago he moved to Hickman, NE, and has since that time made that his home.

In early manhood he united with the Christian Church of Howard, KS, and has tried to be a faithful servant of his Lord. He was also a member of the Masonic Fraternity at Howard and had but recently joined the Knights of Pythias at Hickman, NE.

Those left to mourn his going are four sisters and five brothers: Mrs. Carrie Reilly of Huron, SD; Mrs. Mattie Townsend of Cortez, CO; Mrs. Addie McCracken of Grenola, KS; Mrs. Lillie Jones of Moline, KS; Will of Pisgah, IA; Guy, Sam, and Joe of Howard, KS; and James of Moline, KS; besides many other close relatives and friends. His father and mother preceded him in death six years ago.

The body was shipped to Moline accompanied by his brother, Joseph Hebb of Howard, who went to Hickman as soon as he learned that his brother was seriously ill, but got there just after Charles had passed away.

Interment in Moline Cemetery.


Howard Newspaper - August 1952

MRS. EDITH PEARL HEBB - Submitted by Lori Mentzel

Mrs. Paul I. Hebb died Aug. 7, 1952, at Elgin, TX. She was the daughter-in-law of George Hebb and sister-in-law of Mrs. Irving S. Anderson (who were both of Elk Co., KS).


A Howard, KS Newspaper - January 1954

MR. GEORGE E. HEBB - Submitted by Lori Mentzel

George Edwin Hebb, son of Joseph and Lilly May, was born Jan. 9, 1881, near Howard, KS. He died Jan. 25, 1954. He married Alma Wells Dec. 24, 1906, Howard. Survivors are children Leah Belle Anderson of Wichita and Paul of Elgin, TX, and granddaughter Mary Ruth Anderson. Also siblings Mrs. Flora Hillis, Canada; Mrs. Pearl Shumard, DeWitt, NE; Mrs. Orma Wells, Frank O., and Louis M., all of Howard. Preceded in death by daughter Ruth Olive Hebb (died Aug. 28, 1940, Springfield, MO), daughter-in-law Edith Pearl, and grandson Paul Jr., and siblings Carl Ivan and John Joseph.

(NOTE: The obituary writers forgot about his deceased sister Mary Hillis.)

Funeral was Dec. 27 with burial in Grace Lawn Cemetery.


Prairie Star - May 2, 2012

MR. GERALD "MAX" HEBB

Gerald “Max” Hebb, age 67, a resident of rural Fall River, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2012.

He was born on April 17, 1945 in Eureka, the son Manley Lee and Letha Blanche (Jontra) Hebb.

Max attended grade school and high school in Fall River and was a graduate of Fall River High School.

Max was a rancher and knew all the blood lines of all his horses and bulls. He loved riding saddlebroncs and bulls in rodeos and for many years was part of the Hebb Rodeo Company putting on rodeos all over the Midwest. Upon his return to Kansas Max and Gary started putting rodeos on.

He loved driving his truck and meeting people and during harvest Max helped out his neighbors by hauling grain for them in his trucks. Max enjoyed hunting and during hunting seasons he enjoyed hunting raccoons, and bobcats, he also enjoyed fishing and riding his horse Hot Rod.

Max is survived by his wife Mary (Mel) Leisure of the home; his children, twins Misti Hebb and Marty Hebb and his wife Vicki all of Eagle Butte, S.D., Sara Hebb and her fiancé Nick Drews of Easton, Wisc., and Austin Hebb of Fall River; three brothers, Carvel Dean Hebb, Donald Hebb both of Fall River and Gary Hebb of Howard; one sister, Donna Cross of Eureka; grandchildren, Charg, Cache, Cinch, Marty Cruz, Elena, and Kelci Hebb and Tyler Drews, many extended family members and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Melvin Hebb and Rolland Hebb, and two sisters, Phyllis

and Kathy Hebb.

Funeral services were held Thursday, April 26 at the Fall River United Methodist Church with Pastor Charlotte Coates officiating. Interment was held at Mt. Zion Cemetery southwest of Fall River.

Family suggests memorials to the Fall River Boosters 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, Howard.


Howard Courant - November 20, 1930

MR. GUY HEBB - Submitted by L. Morgan

Obituary of Guy Hebb
Guy Hebb, youngest son of Joesph and Mary Elizabeth Hebb, was born near Howard, Kansas, July 22, 1881.

He was united in marriage to Rosa Spear, December 27, 1905. To this union three sons were born, Chester V. of Howard, Kansas; Glenn of the home address, and Lee who died in infancy.

Mr. Hebb has lived all his life near Howard, Kansas. He was a kind neighbor and a worthy friend. His thought were centerd in his home and his family who will sadly miss a devoted husband and father. The entire community will feel the loss of one who was always ready to lend a helping hand in time of need. ALthough not a member of any church, he has always believed and lived a good clean Christian life.

He met with a terrible accident, which two days later resulted in his death, November 15, 1930, at his home near Moline, Kansas. Aged 49 years, 3 months, and 23 days.

He leaves to mourn his death, his wife, Mrs. Rosa Hebb, one son and one daughter-in-law, Mr.and Mrs. Chester Hebb of Howard, Kansas, one son Glenn, at home. Also two sisters and four brothers, Mrs. Carrie Riley of Desmet, South Dakota, Mrs. Lillie Jones of Moline, Kansas, Joseph, James, and Samuel Hebb of Howard and Will Hebb of Pisgah, Iowa and many other relatives. His father, mother, two sisters and one brother preceded him in death.

The funeral services were held in the First Methodist Episcopal church of Moline, Kansas, November 18, 1930, conducted by the pastor, Rev. O. W. Dewey.


A Howard, KS Newspaper - June 1954

MR. JAMES H. HEBB - Submitted by Lori Mentzel

James Henry Hebb, the sixth child of Joseph and Mary (Cox) (sic, her maiden name was actually Scott) Hebb, was born Sept. 2, 1871, Peoria, IL. He died June 27, 1954, Sedan, KS. He came to what is now Howard, KS, at the age of 6 months by wagon train, following trails as there were no roads or bridges at that time. There were plenty of Indians and very few white people and Independence was the closest town.

He married Naomi L. Smith Sept. 11, 1901, Independence, KS. Daughter Mrs. Guy (Martha) Hughes died Dec. 15, 1941, and son Martin died Dec. 25, 1951, the latter one a great shock to James. Son Manley is living in Fall River, KS.

Twelve grandchildren are living, including Bruce Hughes, Colorado Springs, CO; Kansarae Fahnestock, Wichita; and James M. Hebb, U.S. Navy.

James was active until June 6, when he was taken to Sedan. He died of cancer June 27, 1954. Funeral June 29 with burial in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Howard.


An Elk Co., KS Newspaper - November 1917

MR. JOSEPH HEBB - Submitted by Lori Mentzel

Joseph Hebb was born May 30, 1829, in Leicestershire, England, and died at his home in Moline, KS, Nov. 11, 1917.

In the early years of his young manhood he left his native country and came across the seas to find a home in America. Pleased with the opportunities afforded him in this land of his adoption he made application for and was granted papers of naturalization May 24, 1855. Soon after he became a citizen his country passed into the throes of civil strife. In answer to the call for volunteers he bared his breast to the battle and marched forth to support the flag of his country. He was enlisted in Company A 55th Regiment, Illinois Volunteers, Captain Henry Augustin in command. From July 30, 1861, to October 30, 1864, he saw service as a tried and loyal soldier supporting his country in the time of her need. The war ended, he received an honorable discharge at Chattanooga, Tennessee, and quietly returned to the walks of civil life again, and to the home from which he went out in answer to President Lincoln's call for volunteers. He was a good soldier serving in the ranks as private and corporal.

On the ninth day of September, 1857, at LaGrange, Missouri, he was united in the bonds of holy wedlock to Miss Mary E. Scott. To these good people were born ten children, all of whom are living. Gathered by his bedside in his dying hour were his aged companion, now in feeble health, and all of his sons and daughters except the daughter Mattie. The children are J. E. Hebb of Howard, KS; Charles of Lincoln, NE; Will of Little Sioux, IA; James of Moline, KS; Sam of Howard, KS; Guy of Moline, KS; Mrs. Addie McCracken of Grenola, KS; Mrs. Mattie Townsend of Quartz, CO (sic, her residence was actually Cortez, CO); Mrs. Carrie Riley (sic, her married surname was actually Reilly) of Huron, SD; and Mrs. Lillie Jones of Moline, KS.

In early childhood he was baptized in the Methodist Episcopal church in which he held membership until after coming to Howard, KS, to live. There he united with the Congregational church. He loved to attend church services and continued to do so as long as his hearing was good. He died in full assurance of faith in his Lord having "set his house in order."

The funeral services were held at the Methodist church Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. P. Landon.


An Elk Co., KS Newspaper - April 1943

MR. JOSEPH E. HEBB - Submitted by Lori Mentzel

OBITUARY--HEBB.

Joseph E., oldest son of Joseph and Mary Elizabeth Hebb, was born in Canton, IL, Sept. 11, 1858 and departed this life Apr. 21, 1943, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Wells, where he has made his home for years. Age 84 years, 7 months and 10 days.

He came to Elk county with his parents in 1872, experiencing all the hardships of the early pioneer. In 1880 he was united in marriage with Lillian Townsend who preceded him in death Mar. 4, 1894. To this union nine children were born: George, John, Frank, Louis and Orma Wells, all of Howard, KS; Pearl Shumard of DeWitt, NE; Flora Hillis of Winter Harbor, British Columbia, Canada; Mary Hillis, who passed away Feb. 10, 1924; and Carl who passed away Nov. 21, 1925.

In early manhood, he accepted Christ as his personal Savior and was baptised (sic) and later united with the Antioch Methodist church.

Possessing the true spirit of the pioneer, he succeeded in keeping the family together after the death of his wife. (NOTE: Not in the obituary: When Joseph's wife died, he was left to raise 9 children who were ages 13 years to 0 years 5 days.)

Besides his children, he leaves 18 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 2 brothers: Sam and James of Howard, a sister Mrs. Lillie Jones of Moline, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at the Moon Chapel, Friday, Apr. 23, at 3:30 p.m., conducted by Rev. Merritt W. Faulkner, pastor of the Howard Methodist church. The pall bearers were Chas. Kling, Henry Kling, Ormie Coon, John Wells, Holly Miller, and Wes McCoskey.

The committal services at Grace Lawn cemetery were in charge of Hope Lodge, No. 155, A. F. & A. M., of Howard, of which he had been a member for many years.


Howard Courant-Citizen - December 7, 1950

INFANT KATHY G. HEBB - Submitted by Lori Mentzel

Kathy Gayle Hebb, infant daughter of Manley Hebb of Fall River, KS, was born July 4, 1950, and died Nov. 30, 1950, Wichita. She had been in fragile health all her life. Leaves siblings Carvel, Donald, Gary, Max, Donna, and Mrs. Phyllis Dudgeon, niece Connie Dudgeon and brother-in-law Conder Dudgeon. Burial in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Howard. Also survived by grandfather James Hebb.


The Moline Review - March 11, 1910

INFANT LEE HEBB - Submitted by Lori Mentzel

The eight months old child of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Hebb was buried Thursday. The parents have the sympathy of all in the loss.


The Moline Republican - March 9, 1894

MRS. LILLIAN HEBB - Submitted by Lori Mentzel

The wife of Joseph Hebb Jr. died of pneumonia Sunday (NOTE: which was 3-4-1894). The funeral occurred Monday and the remains were interred in the Howard Cemetery. Mr. Hebb is left with the care of nine small children, the youngest a young babe.

Deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Townsend. The husband and friends have the sincere sympathy of our people.


Howard Newspaper - August 6, 1970

MR. LOUIS M. HEBB - Submitted by Lori Mentzel

Louis Miles Hebb was born on a farm near Molline Feb. 27, 1894, and died July 31, 1970. He was the son of Joe and Lillian Townsend Hebb. He married Katie Wells Feb. 29, 1916. Son Adron and wife survive him, also grandchildren Mrs. Angela Drzewiecki, Merriam; Joe Hebb, Wichita; Bob Hebb of the U.S. Air Force; Bill Hebb of Howard; and great-granddaughter Kathy Drzewiecki.

Preceded in death by parents, four brothers Carl, John, George, and Frank; one sister Mrs. Mary Hillis. Three sisters survive him: Mrs. Orma Wells, Howard; Mrs. Pearl Shumard, Casper, WY; and Mrs. Flora Hillis, British Columbia.

Buried Grace Lawn Cemetery, Howard. Pallbearers were Cecil Hebb, Roland Vick, Elwood Miller, Bill Wells, Cleland Wells, and Irving Anderson.


Prairie Star - February 3, 2010

MRS. MADGE M. HEBB

Madge Marie Hebb passed away peacefully on Jan. 27, 2010 at Azalea Trails Memory Care Unit in Tyler, Texas.

Madge was born on a farm near Severy on Jan. 23,1922, one of sovon children of Horace and Edith Copeland. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Ted and Bill.

Madge received a teaching certificate at Emporia State Teachers College and taught at Lower Paw Paw School near her parent's farm.

On Aug. 24,1944 she was married to Adron A. Hehb in Phoenix City, Ala. They settled in Howard and remained there for 50 years. Madge and Adron moved to Tyler, Texas in 1995 and Adron passed away in September of 2002.

Madge was active in community organizations including the First Baptist Church, American Legion Auxiliary, and PEG. She also served as parent leader of countless children's clubs and projects including Cub Scouts, 4-H, Little League, Bible School and other church youth programs.

Madge loved music and valued education, she instilled an appreciation of both in her children. She was an avid sports fan and attended countless sporting events watching and cheering her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughter Angela and husband Tom Drzewiecki of Redmond, Wash.; sons Joe and wife Letha Hebb, Bob and wife Kay Hebb, Bill and wife Risa Hebb, all of Tyler, Texas; sisters Marcia Dean, Wilma Cooley, Virginia Coble; brother Doyle Copeland; eight grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010 at 2 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in Howard.

The family suggest memorial contributions to: Alzheimer's Alliance of NE Texas, 211 Winchester Drive, Tyler, TX 75701.

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


December 1995

MR. MANLEY L. HEBB

Manley Lee Hebb, 92, of Fall River, died December 19, 1995, at the Greenwood County Hospital in Eureka.

He was born October 21, 1903, on a farm southwest of Howard to James Henry and Naomi Lillian (Smith) Hebb. He grew up in the Moline and Howard areas and attended Wildcat Rural School.

In 1936, he purchased a farm near Fall River. During the 1930s and 1940s he worked as a truck driver while continuing to farm. He moved to Medicalodge of Eureka in 1989 and returned to Fall River in 1990.

He was a member of the American Hereford Association and the Severy Co-op.

Survivors include a daughter, Donna Cross of Eureka; four sons, Kurley Hebb of Kaufman, Texas, Gary Hebb of Howard, Max and Donald Hebb, both of Fall River; 27 grandchildren; numerous greatgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Martin Hebb; sister, Martha Hughes; two daughters Phyllis Wood and Kathi Hebb two sons, Melvin Hebb and Ronald Hebb; one grandson, Gene Cross.

Funeral services were held December 22 at the Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard with Rev. John Brewer Jr. of the Oneta Holiness Church in Oneta, Okla., officiating. Interment followed in the Grace Lawn Cemetery at Howard.

A memorial has been established in his name with the Fall River Happy Hour Senior Citizens Club. Contributions may be sent in care of the funeral home.


February 1995

MRS. RUTH MARGARET HEBB

HOWARD — Ruth Margaret Hebb, 77, of Howard, died Feb. 22, 1995, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita.

Born March 29, 1917, on a farm northeast of Howard, she was the daughter of James Herbert and Ruby (Garrett) Hawkins. She attended Merry Bell rural school and graduated from Howard High School in 1934.

She married Cecil Edward Hebb March 22, 1936, in Howard. They lived in Howard until moving to Moline in 1938. They moved to Emporia in 1941 and returned to Howard in 1942.

They established Hebb’s Family Store in Howard in 1966. He preceded her in death Oct. 15, 1973. She continued to operated the business until she retired in 1979. She was a well-known seamstress throughout the Elk County area.

She was a member of the Antioch Methodist Church northeast of Howard and later transferred her membership to the Howard United Methodist Church where she served many years as program materials coordinator.

She was a volunteer worker at the Howard Friendship Meals and served as Nutrition Council president in 1979. A charter member of the Howard Senior Center, she served several terms on the Senior Center Board of Directors. She was on the Howard Alumni Board, serving as president for one year and historian for many years. She also served on the Grace Lawn Cemetery Board in Howard.

Survivors include three Sons, John Hebb, HaysviHe. Tom Hebb, Emporia. and Carl Hebb, Wichita; three daughters, Irene Floyd and Blenda Rcddick, both of Wichita, and Karen Indermill, Bartlesville, Okla.; two brothers. Robert Hawkins. Wichita. and Virgil Hawkins. Moline: 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday in Zimmerman Funeral Home. Howard. The Rev. Chuck Evans will officiate. Interment will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Memorials in Mrs. Hebbs’ name have been established with the Howard Senior Center and the Howard Alumni Association. Contributions may be left with Zimmerman Funeral Home, which has charge of arrangements.


The Howard Courant-Citizen - January 3, 1952

MR. MARTIN L. HEBB - Submitted by Louise Havens

HEBB---Martin Lewis Hebb, youngest son of James and Naomi Smith Hebb, was born August 14, 1906, on the home farm near Howard, Kansas, and passed away at his home in Howard, Kansas, December 24, 1951, after a lingering nerve illness of many months. Martin received his education at Wild Cat school and the Moline High School. He had spent his entire life in Elk county with the exception of two years that he spent in Iowa and South Dakota.

Martin Hebb and Miss Violet Friend were united in marriage in 1932. They lived on his mother's farm for several years, then moved to Longton and later to Sedan, Kansas. They moved to Howard in the present home in 1945. He engaged in the trucking business and was very popular with the public. To this union were born four children: Alice Marie and James Martin of Wichita; Naomi Lucille and Shirley Maxine of the home. Besides his immediate family, he leaves to mourn his passing his father and mother of Howard; one brother, Manley Hebb, of Fall River, Kansas. His only sister preceded him in death on December 15, 1943. There are many nephews, nieces and many other relatives and a host of friends also surviving.

He was a loving son, a good father and a very kind considerate man. His friends were numbered by all who knew him. He was a member of the Baptist church, having joined in 1948 with the rest of his family. He was also a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge of Howard. Funeral services were held at the Moon Chapel in Howard at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, December 27th. conducted by Rev. Frank H. McKinney, pastor of the Howard Baptist church. Music was furnished by Jess Barger, Fred Finley, Virgil Munsinger and Charles Miller, with Mrs. Willis Miller accompanist. The casket bearers were Jim Barnaby, Wesley Indermill, Milo Ingle, Ralph Perkins, Ern Nix and Fred Gors. Interment was in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Howard, Kansas.


An Elk Co., KS Newspaper - April 1918

MRS. MARY E. HEBB - Submitted by Lori Mentzel

Mary Elizabeth Scott was born in the State of Ohio Sept. 30, 1838, and died at the home of her son, Joseph Hebb, near Howard, KS, Apr. 4, 1918.

She was united in marriage to Joseph Hebb at LaGrange, MO, Sept. 9, 1857. To this husband and wife were born ten children all of whom survived to comfort them in their declining days.

After passing through the trying years of the late war from July 30, 1861, to Oct. 30, 1864, during which time her husband served as a volunteer soldier in the Union Army, the family early came to make their home in the state of Kansas. Here in Elk county the children have grown to maturity.

She has been a consistent member in the Methodist Episcopal and Congregational churches of this county for many years of her life.

The funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, Apr. 6, 1918, at 4 p.m., at the Moline M. E. church conducted by Rev. J. P. Landon and the body was laid to rest in the Moline cemetery.


The Moline Advance - July 11, 1929

MRS. ORPHA A. HEBB - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Orpha Alberta Scogin, only daughter of John and Mary Scogin, was born near Round Grove, Missouri, May 2, 1882. She came with her parents to Elk county, Kansas, at the age of seven months, where she grew to womanhood and united in marriage to Samuel Hebb January 15, 1902, at her home near Howard. To this union three children, one son and two daughters were born.

Mrs. Hebb was converted in 1923 and December 4, 1927, she with her two daughters united with the Methodist Episcopal Church in Moline, Kansas. She was a loving wife, a devoted mother and a kind neighbor. She lived a beautiful Christian life and bore her months of suffering with patience, having a cheerful smile for everyone to the end. She passed quietly away into her eternal rest July 5, 1929, at her home near Moline, Kansas, age 47 years, 2 months and 3 days.

She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband, Samuel Hebb; one son, Clyde M.; two daughter, Vyrle and Neva, all of the home address; her mother, Mrs. Mary Scogin of Moline; six brothers, Owen A., her twin of Independence, Missouri; Luther of Erie, Kansas; Elmer of San Francisco, California; Floyd of Moline, Kansas; Henry of King City, California, and Perle of Olpe, Kansas, also a wide circle of relatives and friends.

---burial was in Moline Cemetery---


The Howard Courant-Citizen - July 7, 1949

SAM HEBB - Submitted by Lori Mentzel

Sam Hebb, of south of Howard, passed away at a hospital in Winfield Tuesday, July 5, at the age of 70 years. He had been in the hospital for a week or more and was believed to be improving. Mr. Hebb was a member of a prominent pioneer family of Elk County and was a successful farmer.

Burial in Moline cemetery by the side of his wife, who passed away several years ago.


The Howard Courant-Citizen - July 21, 1949
Submitted by Lori Mentzel

Sam Hebb, son of Joseph and Mary Hebb, was born near Howard, KS, on Apr. 7, 1879, and passed quietly away at St. Mary's Hospital in Winfield, KS, on July 5, 1949, at the age of 70 years, 2 months, and 28 days.

Mr. Hebb spent his entire life in and around Howard and Moline. He made the Good Confession along with his family in Moline several years ago. On Jan. 15, 1902, he was united in marriage to Orpha Scogin. Three children were born to this union. He was a good and worthy neighbor, a kind friend, and a devoted husband and father. He was always ready to help in time of a neighbor's need, and his loss to the community will be deeply felt by all who knew him.

Just 20 years ago to the day his wife, Orpha, preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by 4 brothers and 3 sisters.

He leaves to mourn his loss one son, Clyde, of Howard; two daughters, Mrs. Vyrle Walker of Filer, ID, and Mrs. Neva Nigh of Moline; two grandchildren, Bill and Janett Nigh, both of Moline; one sister, Lillie Jones, of Moline; one brother, James of Howard; and a host of relatives and friends.

Out of town relatives and friends attending the funeral were: Mrs. Louisa Hebb and Mrs. Rex Hebb of Pisgah, IA; Mrs. Olive Johnson of Logan, IA; Mrs. and Mrs. Luther Scogin of Erie, KS; Mrs. Perle Scogin of Chanute; Mrs. D. A. Carter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Carter of Cedar Vale; Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Walker and family of Coffeyville.


The Winfield Daily Courier - May 6, 1998

MRS. VIOLET E. HEBB - Submitted by Louise Havens

HOWARD--Violet Elizabeth Hebb, 87, longtime resident of Howard, died May 1, 1998, at Greenwood County Hospital in Eureka.

Servies will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard. The Rev. Marty Dewitt will officiate. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery. A memorial has been established with the First Baptist Church. Contributions can be made through the funeral home. Hebb was born March 9, 1911, southeast of Severy, to Wiley Michael and Gertie (Richardson) Friend. She attended Lower Paw Paw rural school and grew up in the Severy and Howard communities. On Feb. 17, 1932, she married Martin Lewis Hebb in Independence. He died in December 1951.

A homemaker, she had lived in Longton and Sedan but resided in Howard most of her life. She was employed for several years at Elk Manor Nursing Home in Moline and later at the Howard Senior Center. Hebb was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, James Hebb, Gresham, Ore.; three daughters, Alice Ramsey, College Station, Texas, Lucille Knight, Hamilton, and Shirley McGill, Forks, Wash.; a brother, Vern Friend, and two sisters, Ethel Criger and Della Cox, all of Howard; 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchild and one great-great-grandchild.


Unknown Paper - November 19, 1941

MR. WILLIAM HEBB - Submitted by Lori Mentzel

William Hebb was born on a farm near Peoria, IL, July 10, 1869. He died at his home in Pisgah, IA. William was age 2 when moved to Moline, KS, and was age 21 when he moved to Pisgah, where he met and married Louisa Scherer. He had been ailing some time but became acute the last 6 days. Funeral services were held at L. D. S. Church of Pisgah Sunday.

All 6 children and his wife are living, all in Pisgah: Rex Hebb, Mrs. Bell Laidler, Mrs. Bertha Hester, Ray Hebb, Mrs. Effie Hough, and Mrs. Edith Johnson. Six living grandchildren are Rex Hester, Lenore Laidler, Billie Hebb, Maxine and Eileen Johnson, and Franklin Hough. William also survived by siblings Lillie Jones, Sam, Joe, and Jim Hebb. Preceded in death by 3 sisters and 2 brothers.

Pall-bearers were sons-in-law R. L. Hester, Arthur Johnson, George Laidler, and Scott Hough.


Prairie Star - November 7, 2012

MR. HAROLD HEDGES

Harold Hedges, 86 year old former Woodward, Okla., and Laverne, Okla., resident, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. in Edmond, Okla. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 in the First United Methodist Church of Laverne with Reverend Roger Parker officiating. Burial followed in the Laverne Memorial Cemetery. Military graveside rites were conducted by the Laverne American Legion. Arrangements are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home, Woodward.

Robert Harold Hedges was born on Oct. 17, 1926 in Gate, Okla., to Robert Roy and Ada Mae (Clough) Hedges. He was reared on the family farm northeast of Gate and graduated from Rosston High School in 1944.

Harold enlisted in the United States Navy in 1944 at the age of 17 and served his country during World War II in the Phillipines. He was honorably discharged on July 4, 1946.

Harold was united in marriage to Gloria Gale Dungan on Nov. 10, 1946 at the United Methodist Church in Rosston, Okla. They made their first home in Woodward and lived there from 1946 until 1955. After his discharge from the Navy, Harold worked for Bosch Electric in Woodward.

He began his career with Phillips 66 with the purchase of his first service station in Woodward. In 1955, he sold the station to his brother, Carmen, and built a new station in Laverne in 1959. Eventually he expanded the business to include stations in Buffalo and Rosston. Harold also had a bulk delivery service delivering fuel to rural areas in Harper County. Harold was the recipient of several Phillips 66 awards. In 1972, he began his new career by joining Oklahoma Farm Bureau Insurance as an agent, and was promoted to become the Northwest Oklahoma District Sales Manager. Harold retired in 1992.

Harold was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Churches in Laverne and Woodward. He was active in the Lions Club, Laverne Chamber of Commerce, and was very devoted to his Masonic work and Shriner activities. He was Worshipful Master of the Laverne Lodge #453 in 1967.

Harold was devoted to serving the town of Laverne, becoming the youngest mayor of the town at the age of 30. During his term as mayor, he lead the effort to pave and gutter all city streets. He was involved in the building of the hospital and was an early supporter of the Laverne Golf Course and Country Club. He had also served on the Laverne Town Board.

Harold and Gloria traveled extensively on Oklahoma Farm Bureau “All Star” trips. They enjoyed their vacation home in Red River, New Mexico, where they entertained family and friends throughout the years. Harold’s family gave him the most enjoyment in life, especially his grandchildren, who called him “Pops”. He enjoyed playing golf and quail hunting with his family and he always enjoyed attending activities of his grandchildren.

He is survived by one daughter, Diana Lee and husband Marshall of Edmond, Okla.; two sons, Steve Hedges and wife Jan of Tyler, Texas, and Bob Hedges and wife Marian of Burden; seven grandchildren; Lezley Lynch and husband Steve, Steven Scoufos, Tyson Hedges and wife Kymie, Bryan Hedges and wife Maggie, Macey Panach and husband Matt, Drew Hedges and Katie Hedges; one brother, Carmen Hedges; several great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife of 64 years, Gloria on March 9, 2011.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners India Transportation Fund, 3601 NW 36th Street, Oklahoma City, OK. 73112, the Harold Hedges Memorial Fund. Remembrances may be shared online at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com


July 1995

MR. JEAN R. HEDGES

Jean Robin Hedges passed away Saturday, July 1, 1995, at his home in Longton. He was 71 years of age. Jean was born Februazy 26, 1924 at Elk City to John Flavia and Bessie Francis (Wickman) Hedges. He grew to manhood and graduated from high school in Elk City.

Jean served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. On October 23, 1949, he married Edna Ruth Gregory at Colony and to this union were born a son John and a daughter Joyce. They lived in Colony until moving to Elk City in the mid 1950’s, where they remained during most of their lives. Jean worked as a logger and oil producer until his retirement. Edna preceded him in death in Match of 1982.

He was a member of the Church of Christ in Independence, and was a life member of V.F.W. Post #1186 at Independence.

Jean is survived by a son John Hedges of Elk City and a daughter Joyce McDonald of Neodesha, four grandchildren and one geatgrandchild.

Graveside services were held at 10 am. Wednesday, July 5, 1995, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Elk City. Military services were conducted by the V.F.W. Post #1186 of Independence. A memorial has been established with Hospice Care, Inc. of Coffeyville.

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


Prairie Star - August 13, 2014

MR. REX L. HEDGES

Rex Leon Hedges, age 61, a resident of rural Grenola, passed away Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 at Countryside Funeral Home in Howard with Pastor Gary Boles officiating.

Interment followed at Oak Hill Cemetery near Elk City.

Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 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.


Howard Courant - January 7, 1937

MR. ALBERT A. HEISLER - Submitted by L. Morgan

Albert Adam Heisler, oldest son of William Phillip and Elizabeth Heisler was born in Richland county, Ohio, February 9, 1859 and passed away at his home north of Cresco January 3, 1937 at the age of 77 years, 10 months, and 24 days.

He was married to Julia Freed on February 17, 1888 and to this union were born three children, Frederick, Myrtle and James.

They joined the Cresco church in 1900 and remained faithful members until a tornado destroyed the church. They then transferred their membership to Salem Free Baptist church of Paw Paw.

His wife passed away January 14, 1922 (?). He has since made his home with his son James and wife who have cared for him lovingly and faithfully through a number of years of suffering, he having had a stroke several years ago and being an invalid. He was a good neighbor and loving and kind father.

He lived in this home since 1877 and being a lover of flowers had acquired some skill in developing the unusual in plants. His home was surrounded by them.

He is survived by his three children, Fredrick Heisler of Alaska; Mrs. Myrtle Cox and James Heisler of Howard; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; four sisters and two brothers; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Lupton of Aberdeen, Washington, having preceeded him in death. The remaining sisters and brothers are Mrs. Mary Johnson of Redding, California; Mrs. Sophia Mitchell, Mrs. Elizsbeth Forbes, and Mrs. Emily Damitio of Aberdeen, Washington, and W. P. and C. E. Heisler of Howard.

The funeral services were conducted at the Moon Funeral Home, Tuesday, January 5, 1937 by Rev. J. B. Bunch of the Howard Baptist church. Burial was in Grace Lawn cemetery, Howard.


Elk County Citizen - April 20, 1904

MR. WILLIAM P. HEISLER SR. - Submitted by L. Morgan

OBITUARY - William P. Heisler
William P. Heisler, Sr., was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, April 25, 1833. Died at his home, Howard, Kansas, April 18, 1904, aged 70 years, 11 months and 18 days.

Deceased came to America at the age of 18 and located in Ohio where he was married to Miss Elizabeth Stine. They afterwards moved to Indiana. There his wife died leaving him with eight small children, three sons and five daughters. With them he came to Kansas in 1884. In 1889 he was married to Elizabeth Dolen. In his early life and until he came to Howard he was a faithful member of the Lutheran church, there being no church of that denomination here he did not become a member of any other. He always expressed his faith in God as a Father and Christ as HIS Savior. During his illness which lasted for over four months he was always cheerful and patient and while very anxious to get well he always said he was ready to go and everything was all right. He leaves a wife, eight children, thirteen grandchildren and a host of friends to mourn his death.

Mr. Heisler was an industrious and intelligent farmer, a kind neighbor, and a good citizen. He was followed to his last resting place in Grace Lawn cemetery by a large number of sorrowing friends and relatives. The funeral services were held from the home in this city conducted by Rev. Geo. E. Tifft, of the M. E. church.


The Winfield Daily Courier - November 4, 2003

MRS. ELIZABETH HELMS - Submitted by L. Morgan

HOWARD - Elizabeth Helms, 90, longtime resident of Howard, died at Howard Twilight Manor Nov. 2, 2003.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Funeral Home. The Rev. Robin Haines will officiate. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery.

A memorial has been established with the Arthritis Association. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.

Helms was born May 3,1913, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Annie (Holloway) and Tilden McMaster. She attended school and grew to womanhood in Springdale, Ark., before moving to Dewey, Okla., in 1935. In 1936 she moved to Moline and worked in the Grenola and Moline area for several years. On Nov. 25,1936, she married Leroy Wayne Helms in Howard.

A homemaker, she was a member of the Jofly Janes Club of Howard for more than 50 years. Her husband died June 7, 1979.

Survivors include three sons, Bradley Helms, Elk Falls, and Jim Helms and Don Helms, both of Howard; a half-brother, Ben McMaster, Howard; two half-sisters, Nellie Arlington, Washington, and Dorothy, The Plains, Ohio; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren.


Prairie Star - February 10, 2010

MRS. FLORENCE LELA HELMS

Surrounded by the love of her children, Florence Lela Helms, 95 years old, went to meet her Heavenly Father on Feb. 3, 2010.

Mrs. Helms was born in Elk Falls, the fourth of six children, to Oren and Mary Kelsey on April 12, 1914. She grew up on the family farm west of Elk Falls and graduated from Elk Falls High School. She attended college at Emporia State Teachers College then taught country school at Elk County's Greenfield, Wild Cat, Fairview and Mound Branch.

She was married to Sidney Helms on August of 1940 at the Moline Christian Church, and together they had five children. They lived in Kansas until 1955 when they moved to Mesa, Ariz. Sidney passed away January 1967 and Lela remained in Mesa until 1979 when she moved to Howard. She moved back to Arizona to be near her children in 1987 then again returned to Elk County in 2006 and lived in Moline. Her current residence at the time of her death was Howard Twilight Manor.

Lela was proceeded in death by her husband Sidney, two brothers, Allen and George, two sisters, Ethyl and Emma. She has one surviving brother, Dr. Oren Kelsey and sister-in-law Grace Kelsey of Many, La.

She leaves behind five children and their spouses: Judith and Art Simon of Howard, Larry and Emily Helms of Tonto Basin, Ariz., Burl and Bonnie Helms of Howard, Joyce and William Bischof of Moline, and Joan and Tom Murphy of Moline; twelve grandchildren, Chris Helms of Riverside, Calif., Kim Barlow of Hemet, Calif., Tina Silvers of Ottawa, Kan., Samantha Thomas of Shawnee, Okla., Jason Helms of Wichita, David Simon of Howard, Brian Simon of Independence, Amy Shaw of Coffeyville, Jessica Lee of Moline, Elizabeth Gidley of Phoenix, Ariz., Tanya Helms of Mesa, Ariz., Brandy Helms of Mesa, Ariz., and 26 greatgrandchildren.

Funeral Services were held on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010 at Zimmerman Funeral Home with Pastor Stan Rumbaugh officiating.

The family suggest memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society 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 206 E. Washington, P.O. Box 1233 Howard.


The Winfield Daily Courier - June 10, 2005

MR. JIMMIE L. HELMS - Submitted by L. Morgan

HOWARD - Jimmie Lee "Jim" Helms, 63, longtfme resident of Howard, died at his home June 8, 2005.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Funeral Home. Pastor Robin Haines will officiate. Military honors will be provided by the Fort Rtley Honor Guard at Grace Lawn Cemetery.

A memorial has been established with the Moline Grade School Library. Contributions may be left with the funeral home.

Helms was born Oct. 4, 1941, near Grenola, to Elizabeth (McMaster) and Leroy Wayne Helms. He grew up in Elk County and graduated from Howard High School.

He entered the United States Army in 1963 and served his country until being honorably discharged in 1965.

He and Ethel Irene Bell married in Moline and made their home in Elk County for most of their lives. Helms was employed by Cessna Aircraft Co, for 39 years until recently retiring.

He coached summer baseball teams for 10 years and served eight years on the West Elk School Board. He was a member of the Baptist Church.

Helms is survived by his wtfe, Ethel Helms, Howard; his sons, James Helms, Bentonville, Ark., Tracy Helms, Lincoln, Ala., and David Helms, Howard; two brothers, Bradley Helms, Elk Falls, and Donnie Helms, Howard; and five grandchildren.


Prairie Star - January 5, 2011

MR. LARRY L. HELMS

Larry Leland Helms, age 66, of Tonto Basin. Ariz., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at the MaydClinicin Phoenix. Ariz. He was born in Howard on June 2, 1944, the son of Lela (Kelsey) and Sidney W. Helms. He was an artist, craftsman and traveled and worked all over the world.

Larry loved people, animals and the simple life; he was the original good guy with a great sense of humor. He always loved a good joke and everyone loved to hear his stories' and his laughter.

Larry will be greatly missed and warmly remembered by his family and friends. He leaves behind in loving memory his wife Emily Helms of Tonto Basin, Ariz.; children Kim Barlow of California, Chris Helms of California. Tina Silvers of Kansas. Samantha Thomas of Oklahoma, Jason Helms of Kansas, Trenton Martinez of California. Garfield Martinez of Arizona, Myrtle Williams of Colorado and Judy Sanchez of Arizona; brother Burl Helms and his wife Bonnie of Kansas; sisters Judy Simon and her husband Art of Kansas-, Joan Murphy and her husband Tom of Kansas, Joyce Bisehoff and her husband Bill of Kansas; and thirteen grandchildren.

Memorial service was held Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011 at Butcher Hook in Tonto Basin, Ariz.

Funeral arrangements for Larry L. Helms were entrusted to Miles Funeral Sendees Globe.


Unknown Newspaper - June 1979

MR. LEROY WAYNE HELMS

Wayne Helms was born on August 14, 1907, in Tillman County, Oklahoma near Grandfield, and passed away on June,7, 1979 at the Greenwood County Hospital in Eureka, Kansas. He was the son of Walcie Leander and Martha Weaver Helms.

He spent his younger years in Tillman County, and attended school there. The family later moved to Pryor, Oklahoma, then Mountain View, Missouri. They later moved back to Oklahoma and made their home at Grainola. When he was a young man, he was united with the Church of the Nazarene while at Grainola. Wayne worked in the oil fields and was later employed at the aircraft factories in Wichita. After retiring from Cessna, he served six years on the Howard Police Force. He was affectionately called "Pappy" by all who knew him.

Wayne married Elizabeth McMaster on November 25, 1936, at Howard, Kansas, and she survives of the home. To this union were born three sons, Bradley, of Elk Falls, and Jim and Don of Howard. He leaves one brother Emell, of Reseda, California, and four sisters: Mrs. Gladys (?) of Livermore, California, Mrs. Alice Carlisle of Cedar Vale, Kansas, Mrs. Ola Glenn of Arkansas City, Kansas, and Mrs. Faye Johnson of Valley Center, Kansas. He also leaves four grand children and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at the Zimmerman Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, June 11,1979 at 2:00 p.m. with Bernard Smith of the Howard Church of Christ officiating. Mrs. Robin Smith played the organ selections of "In The Garden" and "Beyond The Sunset". The casket bearers were Carl Hubbell, Lyle Place, Millard Cox, Kenneth Smith, Max Hileman, and Dale Montgomery. The interment was held in the Grace Lawn cemetery at Howard. A memorial has been established in his name and memory with the American Cancer Society, contributions may be left with either of the Howard banks or the Zimmerman Funeral Home. The services were directed by the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard, Kansas.


The Courant - April 7, 1875

MRS. ANNA M. HENDERSON - Submitted by L. Morgan

HENDERSON, ANNA M. DIED -- March 20, 1875, Anna M. Henderson, wife of Jesse Henderson, aged 67 years, 8 months, and 27 days, leaving a husband and six children to mourn her departure.

Mrs. Henderson was a good wife, a pleasant mother, and an excellent neighbor; the father and children have our sincere sympathy in their bereavement.


Prairie Star - May 13, 2009

MR. CARL A. HENDERSON

Carl A. Henderson, age 71 of Grove, Okla., passed away peacefully on Tuesday May 5, 2009 at his home.

The son of Raymond and Ena (Johnson) Henderson. Carl was born Aug. 8, 1937 in Rossville, Kan. He grew up and attended schools there and graduated. He then went off to college where he earned a bachelors degree in accounting.

On May 29, 1959 in Howard, Carl married Esther Lanning and she survives of the home.

Carl worked for twenty five years as an accountant for Simmons Foods where he retired and then went on to work for Medicalodge in Coffeyville.

In addition to his wife, Carl is survived by: one son, Mike Henderson of Grove, Okla., one daughter: Becky Dole of Springfield, Mo., one granddaughter: Kelly Dole of Springfield, Mo., one sister: Wanda Evans of Fall River, one brother: Keith Henderson of Emporia, and several nieces and nephews.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers.

Carl was a devoted family man who was proud of his children and of his grandchild. He enjoyed sports, being a KU fan and he loved the outdoors. Memorial services were held Saturday, May 9, 2009 at South Lawn Cemetery in Severy.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, The American Heart Association or The American Lung Association and may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences may lie left at www.countrysidefh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


September 1996

MRS. ELIZABETH B. HENDERSON

ASHLAND, Neb. — Elizabeth Beatrice “Betty” Henderson, 88, of Ashland, formerly of Elk Falls, died Sept. 29, 1996, in Ashland. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday in Elk Falls Cemetery.

A memorial has been established with the Audubon Society. Contributions may be made through Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.

Henderson was born Sept. 7, 1908, in Hulen. Okla., a daughter of Edwin and Lena (Collins) Nelson. The family moved to Kansas when she was a child, and she attended a one-room school between Elk Falls and Longton. She graduated from Elk Falls High School and later attended the University of Kansas in Lawrence. She received her bachelors and master’s degrees in education from the University of Omaha in Nebraska.

In 1932 she married Ralph Louis Henderson in Elk Falls. They lived in various locations in Nebraska and South Dakota before settling in Omaha.

After World War II, when she received her bachelor’s degree, Henderson taught in the Nebraska county school system. After she obtained her master’s, she worked for the county board of education.

When her husband was discharged from military service after the Korean Conflict, the family returned to Omaha. After he died in 1961 she moved to Montara, Calif., and lived with her sister, Mary Ellen Stoker. Henderson returned to Omaha in 1989.

Survivors include a son, Louis Edwin Henderson, New Market, Md.; a daughter, Sylvia Sue Pickering, Ashland, Neb.; a brother, Edwin Nelson, Denver, ; three sisters, Stoker, Bartlesville, Okla., Alice Olson, Moline,. and Maxine Jontra, Emmett, Idaho; six grand children and two great-grandchildren.


Unknown Newspaper - March 13, 1936

INFANT WILLIAM R. HENDERSON - Submitted by Dan Durbin

William Robert Henderson, Robbie, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy E. Henderson was born at Elk Falls, Kansas, on July 10, 1934, and passed away in St. Anthony Hospital, Halstead, Kansas, March 13, 1936, at the age of one year, 8 months and 3 days.

Robbie was always a happy sunny little fellow and endeared himself to all who knew him. He became ill about three weeks ago, and all that loving hearts and hands could do to save his life was done, but he slipped away to be with Jesus, a bright and shining Jewel in his crown.

Besides his parents he leaves to mourn his loss a brother, Richard Dean; four grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Lewis and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Henderson of Elk Falls, his great-grandfather, Mr. J. G. Brunemer of Independence, Kansas, Mrs. Icy B. Small, great-grandmother of Elk Falls; one aunt Mrs. William Henderson of Wichita, Kansas; three uncles, Harold and William Henderson of Wichita, Kansas, and John Lewis of Elk Falls. Other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral service was at Elk Flls Christian church, conducted by E. B. King, minister at the Moline Christian church. He was laid to rest beside his little sister, Marjorie Ruth, in the Elk Falls cemetery.


Howard Courant-Citizen - March 14, 1963

MRS. DORA R. HENRY - Submitted by L. Morgan

Obituary of Dora R. Rodman Henry
Mrs. Dora R. Henry, who was born September 21, 1875, at Hannibal, Missouri, died March 12, 1963, at the Sedan hospital after a 17 day illness, resulting from a broken hip.

Survivors include three sons: W. G. Henry, Gainsvile, Texas; the Rev. James R. Henry of Tenefly, New Jersey; E. B. Henry, Howard; one brother, L.J. Rodman, Guthrie, Oklahoma and ten grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Henry will be conducted at the Spurrier-Watt Funeral Home chapel, Friday, March 15, at 2;00 p.m. The Rev. Frank Worthington of Ottawa will officiate. Interment will be in Grace Lawn cemetery, Howard.


Sedan Times-Star - November 03, 2004

MR. CHARLES HENSON

SEDAN, Kan. - Charles Junior Henson, 80, of Sedan, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, at Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan.

He was born Aug. 17, 1924 at Sedan to Charles Louis and Eva Marie (Hurt) Henson. He spent most of his childhood in Chautauqua County, where he began his education. Later he moved to Colorado with his family, where he completed his education, before returning to the Sedan area with his family.

In December 1943, he joined the U.S. Army, serving during World War II until receiving his honorable discharge in April 1946.

On June 19, 1946 he married Nola Beck at Howard, Kan. Following their marriage, they made their home in Sedan for a short time until moving to Kansas City, where he was a supervisor at Englander Mattress Co. for many years. He later became a Welder at Trailmobile in Kansas City, until retiring in 1983. Following his retirement, they returned to Sedan.

Mr. Henson was a member of the First Christian Church in Sedan.

Survivors include his wife, Nola of the home; one son, Larry Henson, Olathe, Kan.; one brother, Louis Henson, Sedan, Kan.; two sisters, Barbara Lewis, Dixon, Mo, and Viola Ellis, Pawhuska, Okla.; three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Leroy Henson and one sister, Velma Taylor.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, in the First Christian Church in Sedan, with Rev. Penny Goldberg officiating.

Cremation has taken place and friends may sign the register book on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan.

The family suggests memorials to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and contributions may be left at the funeral home.

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


Moline Advance - November 17, 1983
page 2, column 1

MRS. SHIRLEY HENTON - Submitted by Cindy Blankenship

Shirley (Tucker) Henton, 65, passed away on Monday morning, November 7, 1983, at 11:00 a.m. at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO. [Note: from submitter: She actually died at home]

She attended Moline High School where she graduated with high honors and went on to attend Friends University in Wichita, KS. From there she went to Columbia, MO, where she began her teaching career. She later moved to St. Louis where she taught until this past spring when she retired due to illness. Shirley leaves to mourn, her husband, Paul; four sons, Paul Jr., David, of Midland, Ohio, Danny of Midland, Ohio, [Note: They both live in Midland, Michigan] and Kenneth of the home; two daughters, Rosalie Brechle [Breckle] of Arnold, MO, and Lucinda Blankenship of St. Louis, five grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Johnnie (LaReta) Miller of Wichita, KS, Mrs. Ben (Jean) Helmer of Pawhuska, OK, and Mrs. Robert (Lucille) Stewart of Jerome, Idaho, and one brother, Bill Tucker of Leslie, Arkansas. A memorial has been established with the St. Luke's Hospice at Memorial Blvd. Christian Church, 300 N. Kingshighway, in St. Louis, MO in remembrance of Shirley.


Prairie Star - June 24, 2009

MRS. MARION J. HESTDALEN

Marion J. "Jeannie" Hestdalen, age 61, a resident of Longton and formerly of Fredonia, passed away Monday, June 15, 2009 at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita.

Cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time. Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh. com. Arrangements are entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home P.O. Box 247, Fredonia, Kansas 66736.


The Moline Advance - June 23, 1949

MR. JOHN M. HIGGINBOTHAM - Submitted by Dan Durbin

John Milton Higginbotham, son of John and Llavina Higginbotham, was born June 17, 1871, near McMinnville, Tennessee and passed away at his home in Moline on his 78 birthday, June 17, 1949.

His father died when he was eighteen and as the oldest of the family he aided his widowed mother in supporting the younger children. In 1891 the family moved to Cabool, Missouri.

Mr. Higginbotham was married to Mary Rust in January of 1894; nine children were born to this union. He was a devoted father and kept the home together after the mother's death in 1921.

Mr. Higginbotham and his family had moved to Kansas in 1901 and lived in or near Moline for forty-eight years.

For twenty-one years he was City Marshal of Moline and won many friends in the community. For many years he was a member of the Christain church of Moline. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge and Rebekah's.

Mr. Higginbotham was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, by three children--twins who died in infancy and a son James; also by a brother, Samuel Ebben,and sister, Mrs. Berton Traughber.

He is survived by two sons, Clinton of Moline and Fred of El Dorado; four daughters: Mrs. Octa Hainlin, Moline; Mrs. Minnie Fouch, Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Ruby Pembleton, Fort Wayne, Indiana and Mrs. Ruth Nay, Longton; by six grandchildren and four great grand children; by two brothers, Aaron and Clay; and two sisters, Mrs. Lon Melton and Mrs. Friend Mann and by a host of other relatives and friends.

Out-of-town relatives

Mr. and Mrs. Leland Evans, Fredonia, Alton Traughber, Oklahoma city, Mrs. Iris Koch, Wichita, Mrs. Arka Mann, Chanute, Mr. and Mrs. Clay Higginbotham, Sasakwa, Oklahoma, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Higginbotham, Herington, Kansas, Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Sintena, Miami, Oklahoma, Mrs. Thula Stanislaus, Miami, Oklahoma, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Higginbotham, El Dorado, Kansas, Mrs. Betty Lou Mathews, El Dorado, Kansas, Mrs. Minnie Fouch, Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. Ruby Pembleton, Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Nay, Longton.


The Moline Advance - February 11, 1937

MRS. LAVINA HIGGINBOTHAM - Submitted by Dan Durbin

MRS. HIGGINBOTHAM PASSED AWAY SUNDAY
After Thiry-Six Years residence in Moline, Kansas

Mrs. Lavina Higginbotham died quite suddenly last Sunday evening at her home in Moline, Kansas. Though of frail health for several years, requiring constant care, she had not been unusually ill, but was siezed with a spell of coughing which seemed to entirely subdue her strength, and her life quickly passed away.

She was born and raised in Tennessee, and after the death of her husband in 1890, she shortly after moved her family to Bado, Missouri. In 1901 they came to Moline, Kansas, where she had resided continuously since.

Since early in life she had been a member of the Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Eastern Star lodge, three of her sons becoming 32nd degree Masons.

OBITUARY

Mrs. Lavina Fletcher Higginbotham was born at McMinnville, Tenn. on Sept. 7, 1852 and departed this life at Moline, Kansas on Feb 7, 1937, age, 84 years and five months.

In early life she united with the Baptist Church at Buck Springs, Tennessee.

She was united in marriage to John Higginbotham at McMinnville, Tennessee. To this Union was born nine children. Two died in infancy and a son Eben Higginbotham died about ten years ago. The husband also passed away on April 6, 1890. She is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Octa Melton of Moline, Kansas; Mrs. Arka Mann of Chanute; and Mrs. Burton Traughber of Moline; three sons; J. M. Higginbotham, Moline; H. C. Higginbotham of Saska, Oklahoma; and A. C. Higginbotham of Herington, Kansas; also seventeen grandchildren. These with her friends will mourn her loss.

The funeral services were conducted by E. B. King, minister of the Moline Christain Church, Tuesday February 9th at 2:30 P. M. at the Rarick Mortuary. Burial was in the Moline Cemetery.


The Moline Advance - April 14, 1921

MRS. MARY HIGGINBOTHAM - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Mary Rust was born near Houston, Missouri, November 25, 1872, where she spent the most of her life. January 25th, 1894, she was married to John M. Higginbotham and in 1901 they moved to Kansas and settled at Moline where they resided until her death which occurred April 6th, 1921.

Mrs. Higginbotham was the mother of nine children, two of whom preceded their mother to the Heavenly home, passing away infancy. She was a devoted wife and mother. She was a good woman and gained the love and respect of all who knew her. She was constant and faithful in fulfilling the duties that came to her.

She leaves to mourn her her husband, four daughters, three sons, three sisters and one brother.

Funeral services were held at her late home Friday afternoon, April 8th, conducted by Rev Mars G. McIntosh and the body was laid to rest in the Moline cemetery.

CARD OF THANKS

We desire to express our sincere and heartfelt thanks to all who were so kind to us in our great bereavement of wife and mother. We desire especially to thank the I. O. O. F., A. O. U. W. and M. W. A. Lodges and those who sang for us. We will always hold your kind helpfulness and sympathetic actions in grateful appreciation.
John M. Higginbotham and Family


The Winfield Daily Courier - October 11, 2002

MRS. IDA M. HILEMAN - Submitted by L. Morgan

HOWARD - Ida Marie Hileman, 91, longtime resident of Howard, died Oct. 9, 2002, at Howard Twilight Manor.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Zimmerman Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cresco Cemetery north of Howard.

A memorial has been established with Howard Twilight Manor. Contributions may be made through Zimmerman Funeral Home.

Hileman was born Aug. 21, 1911, near Howard, to Addie Anna (Jolly) and Ormand Jackson Coon. She attended rural Elk County schools and graduated from Severy High School.

On March 22, 1932, she married Ivory Virgil 'Boots' Hileman. They operated a farm northwest of Howard for many years. She was a homemaker. Her husband died Jan. 10, 1983.

Hileman was a longtime member of Howard Rebekah Lodge 154.

Survivors include two sons, Max Hileman, Girard, and Orval Jack Hileman, Newberry Springs, Calif.; a daughter, Betty Jane Goff, Thibodeaux, La.; eight grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.


Howard Courant - July 20, 1911

MISS OPAL L. HILEMANSubmitted by L. Morgan

Opal Leona Hileman was born March 14, 1904, died July 17, 1911, age 7 years, 4 months 3 days.

She leaves father, mother, one sister and two brothers to mourn her early departure.

"Just why the Master called we do not know:
Perhaps His garden needs the flower so sweet.
Perhaps it is to teach us here below
That eartly life is never quite complete.
We lift our eyes to strong, eternal hills;
The hope of resurrection guilds their sod:
A holy peace our troubled spirit fills
We know our darling is at home with God."

The funeraal serman was preached by Rev. T. A. Nichols in the Christian church. Interment in Grace Lawn cemetery.


Unknown Newspaper - September 16, 2001

MR. JOSEPH H. HILL

GRENOLA — Joseph Hardy Hill, 71, of Grenola, died at his "home Sunday.

Memorial services will be at 1 1 a.m. Thursday at the Grenola Community Building, with the Rev. Gary Parsons of Moline United Methodist Church officiating. Private interment will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Grenola.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice, Inc., or the Grenola Public Library, and they may be left with Zimmerman Funeral Home, Howard.

Mr. Hill was born Oct. 15, 1929 at Grenola to Bert Lee and Mae Evalina (Hopper) Hill. He graduated from Grenola High School in 1947 and moved to Wichita, where he worked as a carpenter.

On Oct. 13, 1955, he married Carolyn F. Mattocks at Hutchinson, and she survives.

He enlisted in the United States Army Reserves, serving-from 1948 to 1956. The couple lived in Hutchinson until 1957, when they moved to Wichita. They moved to Grenola in 1965, where he worked as a carpenter and farmer.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Hill is survived by a son, Joe Hill Topeka; two daughters, Karen Donnelly, Winfield, and Pam Dunbar, Camano Island, Wash.; a sister, Cora Belle Lebbert, Topeka; and six grandchildren.


Moline Advance - July 17, 1961

MRS. MAUDE P. HILL - Submitted by Curtis Huffman

MRS. BEN HILL BURIAL IN MOLINE

Mrs. Maude Pearl Hill, 68, died at 1 a.m. July 17, 1961 at her home at 2024 N. 9th after a brief illness. She had lived in Independence 11 years.

Rosary for Mrs. Hill was recited at 7:30 Tuesday night at the Potts Funeral Home chapel. Mass at 9:30 Wednesday morning in the St. Andrews Catholic Church, with the Rev. F. P. O'Donoghue officiating. Burial was in the family lot in St. Mary's Cemetery, Moline, under the direction of the Potts Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hill was born in Chautauqua County Kansas, on February 12, 1893. Her parents were Edgar and Lavina (Fields) Huffman. On may 14, 1909 she was united in marriage to Ben H. Hill at Moline.

Surviving with Mr. Hill of the home are two sons, Bill Hill of Hammond, Ind., and Laverne Hill of Odessa, Tex., and three daughters, Mrs. Eva Blubaugh, Wheat Ridge, Colo., Mrs. Opal Ellis, Arkansas City, and Mrs. Bernadine Plevak, Alloway, N.J. Other survivors include one brother, Ellis Huffman, Montana, and two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Murdock and Mrs. Stella Edman, both of Coffeyville. Mrs. Hill had 17 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Mrs. Hills' parents, two brothers, and two infant sons preceded her in death.

She was a member of the St. Andrews Catholic Church and the Altar Society of the church. - Independence Reporter.

[NOTE: The cemetery was actually Mount Olivet]


- March 1991

MRS. MYRTLE M. HILL

Myrtle M. (Nicholas) Hill, 89, former Winfield State Hospital & Training Center employee and Good Samaritan Village employee, died Thursday, March 14, 1991. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Miles-Wheeler Memorial Chapel.

Survivors: daughter, Wanda McClelland of Derby; brothers, Reece Nicholas of San Antonio, Tom Nicholas of Cedarvale, Woodrow Nicholas of Plainville; sister, Zella Ford of Wichita three grandchildren one great-grandchild.


Elk County Citizen - February 17, 1904

MRS. ANNA L. HILL - Submitted by L. Morgan

Anna Ladonia, eldest daughter of E.F. and Amy Hughes, was born near Ironton, Ohio, February 6, 1863. Died Feb. 10, 1904. Mr. Hughes and his family came west in 1873 and to Phillips county, Kansas in 1875. Anna taught six years in Phillips county and was married to Elder Newton Hill, April 7, 1887. To this union were born three children. In 1894 Mr. Hill and his family came to Moline, Elk County. Later resided in Grenola and four years ago came to Elk Falls.

Mrs. Hill united with the church in early life and proved to be an earnest worker in the church and a faithful wife and mother. Eleven years ago an attack of pneumonia enfeebled her and subsequent sickness brought on bronchial trouble. For the past year she has been unable to assume any other than light household duties. For the past three months she suffered great pain and when at last she found she could not recover she surrendered submissively to what she believed to be the will of her heavenly Father. She died peacefully.

At the time of her death she was a member of the Christian church, the W.C.T.U. and Ladonia Chapter No. 243 Order Eastern Star.

Her funeral took place at the family residence at 2 p.m. Thursday and was attended by a large circle of sorrowing friends.


Unknown Newspaper - November 6, 1933

MR. NEWTON T. HILL - Submitted by Dan Durbin

NEWTON T. HILL PASSES AWAY
Died Monday Morning About Ten O'clock
The funeral services of Newton Hill at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the city hall at Elk Falls was attended by more people than perhaps ever attended the last sad rites of any citizen in this community. No more than half the people could gain admittance into the large auditorium.

The services were conducted by Rev. Michaels of the Christian Church at Sedan, assisted by Rev. Belle Yates of Grenola. Rev. Michaels' sermon was a splendid effort and a fine tribute to such a perfect character as was Newton Hill. The flowers were beautiful and profuse.

A double quarter composed of Beulah Ransom, Violet Garrison, Mrs. Zella Brinkruff, Mrs. Hazel Angel, Wendel Hadley, Roy Williams, Mayo Burnett and Irwin Lyons with Miss Lola Burnett as accompanist furnished the music. He was laid to rest with Masonic honors, assisted by the Order Eastern Star which bears the name of his wife, and of which he had been secretary so many years. Newton Hill was born at Terre Haute, Indiana, March 1, 1854 and passed away at his home in Elk Falls, Kansas, November 6, 1933, at the age of 79 years, 8 months and 5 days.

His parents were Mr. and Mrs. John Berry Hill. He was educated in the schools of Charleston, Illinois, later finishing his work in Cincinnatti, Ohio. He spent his early manhood in Charleston, Illinois, where he was a leader in the religious life of the young people and was in business with his father. At the age of 22 he dedicated his life to the ministry and begun to make further preparations to follow the ministry.

He came to Kansas in 1878 with his father and taught school at Ohio in 1879-80, later making his home at Elk Falls. Later he moved to Kingman county, Kansas, where he began his service as a minster and preached as a traveling missionary in many communities of central and western Kansas.

On April 7, 1886, he was united in marriage to Miss Ladonia Hughes of Phillipsburg, Kansas. They homesteaded near Clayton, Norton county, where he preached and made their home until July, 1894, when they returned to Elk county with their family.

For the next four years he was minister of the Christian church at Moline and then he accepted the ministry at Grenola for the next two years. About March 1, 1900, they moved back to Elk Falls. He has been manager of the lumber yard since that time and served as pastor of the Elk Falls Christian Church during all these years.

He was a member of Meridian Lodge No. 126, A. F. & A. M., being Lodge No. 126 A.F. & A. M., having demitted from the Norcatur Lodge to Moline, and from Moline to Elk Falls, and an active member of Ladonia Eastern Star. He served on the school board for 24 years and was connected with the city government most of the years he has lived in Elk Falls. He was a member of the A.O.U.W. Lodge and correspondent for the Elk Falls Reflector and other papers.

Mr. Hill is survived by three brothers, W.E. Hill, Hardy F. Hill and RichardS. Hill of Chicago. His wife passed away February 12, 1904. His children surviving him are Mrs. W. L. Linville of Independence, Kansas; John Edward Hill of Amarillo, Texas; and Thomas Newton Hill, who is carrying on the life work and desires of his father, being a missionary for the Christian Church, his present station being Damoh O. P. India.


Prairie Star - May 1, 2013

MRS. RITA HILL

Rita Hill, 63, of Wichita, Kan., formerly of Bellevue, Ill., passed away Sunday April 14, 2013.

Rita was born July 13, 1949, to Wanda (Cummins) and Jean Juaire. She attended Howard schools. On Feb. 14, 1968, she married Don Jones and had two children, Larry and Christena. Moving the family to Illinois, Rita worked as a cook for many years.

She married her second husband, Don Hill, on Oct. 29, 1987, and continued to live in Bellevue until his death in 2006, when she moved to Wichita.

She is survived by her children: son Larry and wife Beth Jones of Severy, daughter Christena Light of Wichita, grandchildren: Cody, MacKenzie, and Erin Jones, and Jeffrey and Jaden Light.

She was preceded in death by her husband Don Hill, her beloved dog “Duke,” mother Wanda Dilli, stepfather “Butch” Dilli, father Jean Juaire, stepmother Urla Juaire, brother Jerry Juaire, and nephew Billy Joe Juaire.

Cremation has been accorded and there will be no services at this time.


Elk County, KS Newspaper - February 1924

MRS. MARY HILLIS - Submitted by Lori Mentzel

Mary Hebb was born near Howard, KS, Feb. 2, 1888, and died at her home nine miles northeast of Howard, Sunday evening, Feb. 10, 1924, at 7:00 o'clock, aged 36 years and 8 days.

She grew to womanhood in the neighborhood northeast of Howard, attending the schools of Elk county. She was married to Roy P. Hillis, Feb. 13, 1907. To this union three children were born.
... (non-genealogical wasn't copied)...
She was ill only a few days, but the final summons came Sunday evening when she passed away to be "forever with her Lord."

She is mourned by her husband, Roy P. Hillis, two daughters, Ozella May and Hazel Hope, one son, Virgil Willard; her father, J. E. Hebb; five brothers, George, Carl, John, Frank, and Lewis, all of Howard; and three sisters, Mrs. Flora Hillis in British Columbia; Mrs. Pearl Shumard, of DeWitt, NE; and Mrs. Orma Wells, of Howard; and besides these the friends of many years weep with the sorrowing loved ones...

The funeral services were held at the Methodist Episcopal church in Howard, Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 2 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. R. Creamer, and the body was laid to rest in Grace Lawn cemetery.


Independence Reporter - May 1, 2008

MRS. GEORGIA O. HINKLE - Submitted by L. Morgan

HOWARD--Georgia Opal Hinkle, 69, of Collinsville, Okla., and formerly of Howard died Monday.

Services will be Friday at 2:30 p.m. in Mount Zion Cemetery at Fall River, with Pastor Arlis Heninger, of New Life Assembly of God church in Nowata, Okla., officiating.

Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until noon Friday at the First Baptist Church in Howard.

Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association and can be mailed to Countryside Funeral Home, P.O. Box 237, Fredonia, KS 66736. Arrangements are being handled by Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.

Mrs. Hinkle was born Sept. 30, 1938 in Dandridge, Tenn., to John and Rosa (Fawl) White.

On June 6, 1959, she married to David W. Hinkle in Wichita, where they lived until 1971, before going to Howard. In 1986 they moved to Oklahoma to be closer to their family. Mr. Hinkle died in 2006.

She was active in the Nowata Senior Citizens, her local church and several women's auxiliaries.

Survivors include four daughters, Debora Childress, Collinsville, Teresa Wells of Howard, Rose Greene of Nowata, and Lisa Blum of Claremore; a sister, Ruby Ingram, of Knoxville, Tenn; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.


Prairie Star - October 17, 2012

MR. LILLIAN HINKLE

Lillian “Naomi” (Harrod) Hinkle, 83, homemaker and retired floral shop co-owner, loving mom, grandma, aunt and friend passed away on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012.

She was born in Piedmont, to William Watson Harrod and Ada Lillian (Stone) Harrod. She was raised by her Aunt Daisy Moore and “Aunt” Hazel. She attended and graduated from Howard High School. Naomi was a telephone operator in Howard.

On Oct. 10, 1948, she married the love of her life, Wallace DuWayne Hinkle. The Hinkle’s were members of the Valley Center First United Methodist Church, and the last ten years, Cornerstone Christian Church. Naomi is survived by her daughters and son-in-laws, Gayle and Lyman Covey of Valley Center, Kim and Paul Harrison of Wichita; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Amy Hinkle of Liberal; grandchildren, Karah Covey, Kylie Covey, Eric Harrison and wife Sara, Kyle Harrison, Holly Hinkle and Cade Hinkle; greatgrandchildren, Scarlett and Crockett Harrison; mother-in-law, Helen Hinkle of Howard; cousins, Carolyn Houser of California, Joyce and Al Ferkovich of Seattle; many nephews, nieces, other family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, “W.D.” DuWayne Hinkle; parents, William and Ada Harrod, brothers and sister, Dale, Ralph, Glenn, Geraldine, Kenneth, Chet and Dallas.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Cornerstone Christian, 5531 E. 37th N., Wichita. Memorials to Cornerstone Christian, 5531 E. 37th N., Wichita, KS 67220 and the American Cancer Society Renal Research, 300 S. Main Ste. 100, Wichita, KS 67202.


Unknown Newspaper - October 27, 1966

MRS. NOLA HINKLE - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Services for Nola Hinkle
Mrs. Nola Hinkle, Moline resident, died Oct. 27, in the Sedan City Hospital after a long illness.

Services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Moline Baptist Church with Rev. Anthony Simowitz officiating. Interment was in the Moline Cemetery with Watts Funeral Home of Moline in charge.

The daughter of H.M. and Phoebe Ann Miller Grigsby, she was born Feb. 8, 1884 at Prescott. She taught piano and was a member of the Baptist Church and Rebeka and Royal Neighbor lodges.

Survivors are a son, Wayne of Searcy, Ark., a brother, Otis Grigsby of Prescott; and a sister Mr. Maude Reynolds, Kansas City, Mo. Her husband, Delvan, preceded her in death in 1946.


Unknown Newspaper - July 1995

MR. ROBERT F. HINKLE

HOWARD - Robert Forrest "Bob" hinkle, 60, of Howard, a tile setter, died July 16, 1995, at his home.

Graveside services will be Thursday at Mt. Zion Cemetery near Fall River. The Rev. Chuck Evans will officiate. Military ser vices will be conducted by Carter Rader American Legion Post No. 155, Howard.

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

Hinkle was born June 26, 1935, the son of James Henry and Ollie Blanch (Cole) Hinkle. Born at Fall River, he attended school in Elk and Greenwood counties. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict; he was honorably discharged in 1960.

Hinkle had twice been married. He was a tile setter in both new and remodeled homes for most of his life.

Survivors include three brothers, Ray Hinkle of Wellington, David Hinkle of Nowata, Okla., and Charles Hinkle of Wichita, and two sisters, Rozzetta Sexton and Angeline Minks, both of Wichita.


The Moline Advance - November 29, 1929

MR. ARTHUR W. HINTON - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Arthur William Hinton was born March 14, 1871, and passed away the morning of November 23, 1929, at his residence in this city, age 58 years, 8 months and 9 days.

When a lad, Arthur moved with his parents to Morris County, Kansas, from Ohio. Later he moved to Chautauqua County.

On December 20th, 1905, he was married to Mary Cummings, whom, with the following relatives, he leaves to mourn this loss. One son and two daughters by a former marriage, Fred Hinton, Mountain Air, New Mexico; Mrs. Lela Watson, Newkirk, Oklahoma; Mrs. Mary Smith, Wink, Texas; two step-sons and one step-daughter, Alva Cummings, Delaware, Oklahoma, Harry Cummings, Sedan, Kansas, Mrs. Eunice Gibson of this city, and a sister, Lula Craig, of Delta, Colorado; also a host of friends in this city and vicinity.

During his youth Mr. Hinton became a member of the Christian Church at Grenola, Kansas, where he was a member at the time of his death. He was a member of the I.O.O. F. Lodge and The Encampment.

Mr. Hinton was a carpenter, and before hindered by the affliction which resulted in his death, he loved to ply his trade.

This community joins the family and relatives in mourning the departure of this neighbor and citizen.

Funeral services were held at the Christian Church at Moline, Sunday afternoon, November 24, 1929, conducted by Sidney Hawkins, the pastor of the church, and assisted by Mrs. Belle Yates, pastor of the Grenola Christian Church. Interment was made in the Moline cemetery.


Unknown Newspaper - November 26, 1947

MRS. MARY A. HINTON - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Mary Alice Bennett, daughter of Lewis and Lavina Bennett, was born January 31, 1859 in Bates County, Missouri. She passed away at the home of a private Nurse in Winfield, Kansas Nov. 26, 1947 at the age of 88 years, 9 months and 25 days.

She came to Kansas with her parents in 1872 and settled in Elk County. She later moved to Moline, where she was a resident for over 60 years. She has been in poor health for quite some time and has spent the last two years at the home of her daughter, until she fell 10 weeks ago, fracturing her hip and was taken to St. Mary's Hospital in Winfield, later being moved to the nurse's home.

She was united in marriage to Elgin K. Cummings on July 3, 1878 to this union four children were born, one dying in infancy. Mr. Cummings preceded her in death on November 4, 1902.

On December 20, 1905, she was married to Arthur Hinton, who passed away November 23, 1929.

She leaves to mourn her passing two sons, Alva Cummings, Delaware, Okla., Harry Cummings, Sedan, Kansas, one daughter, Mrs. E. E. Gibson, Howard, Kans., a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren, and one brother, Ave Bennett, Tucumcari, New Mexico.

Mrs. Hinton will be sadly missed not only by her immediate family, but by her friends and neighbors.

Funeral services were held from the Rarick chapel in Moline, Saturday, November 29th, conducted by Rev. W. E. Van Patten. The music was furnished by Mrs. Pearl McCray and Mrs. J. H. Thompson, with Mrs. Grace Turner accompanist. The pall bearers were Clay Cummings, Carl Cummings, Clem Cummings, Alva Cummings, Jr., James Gibson and Alfred Custer. Interment was in Moline cemetery.

Those from out of town attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Cummings, Alva Cummings Jr., Mrs. Irma Dodd, Delaware, Okla., Clay Cummings, Nowata, Okla., Clem Cummings, Coffeyville, Ks., Mr. and Mrs. Carl Cummings, Independence, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cummings, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Stevens and son, Mr. and Mrs. Edd Kalbe, Mrs. E. C. Cardell, Sedan, Ks., Mr. and Mrs. Gus Kalbe, Walnut, Ks., Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Gibson, Mrs. Alice Jones, Mrs. C. E. Heisler, Mrs. Lottie Rousch, Mrs. Emil Bocquin and Francis, Mrs. Elwood Miller, Mrs. Holly Miller, Howard, Kansas and Miss Vera Gibson, Topeka, Kans., Mrs. Dorothy Mathers, Kansas City.


Unknown Paper - October 2007

MRS. LINDA C. HISLE - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Linda Carol Hisle, age 57 of Lawrence, passed away Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007 at her home. She was born on June 26, 1950 in Winfield, the eldest and only daughter of Richard W. and Ruth J. (Sheel) Hisle.

Linda was preceded in death by her father, Richard W. Hisle.

She is survived by her mother, Ruth J. Hisle of Moline; two brothers, Richard D. and his wife Betty Hisle of Portland, Texas; and Gary D. and his wife Kim Hisle of Oshkosh, Wis.; one niece, three nephews, and one great-niece, five great-nephews.

Memorial services were held in the home of her mother in Moline on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Just Food Program at the Salvation Army, 946 New Hampshire, Lawrence, KS 66044.


The Flint Hills Express - October 12, 2005

MR. RICHARD W. HISEL - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Richard Weir Hisle passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2005, at his home in Moline. He was 81 years of age.

Dick was born on March 30, 1924 at Arma, Kan., to James Robert and Golden (Bell) Hisle. After graduating from high school, he entered the United States Navy and served his country as a radioman during World War II.

On Nov. 14, 1948, Dick married Ruth Joanne Sheel at Moline. He was employed 15 years as a railroad agent for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe. After working for the railroad, Dick became active in the banking profession and remained a banker throughout his life.

He was a member of the Ferguson-Spease American Legion Post #388 of Moline, Hope Masonic Lodge #155 of Howard and Ladonia Chapter #243 Order of the Eastern Star of Elk Falls. Dick was active in the Boy Scouts of America and was a long time member of the Moline United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth, two sons, Richard D. Hisle and his wife Betty of Portland, Texas, and Gary D. Hisle and his wife Kim of Oshkosh, Wis.; a daughter, Linda Hisle of Lawrence; a sister, Charlotte Akers and her husband Albert of Moline; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m., on Saturday, Oct 8, 2005, at the Moline United Methodist Church with Rev. Gary Parsons officiating. Military funeral honors and Masonic graveside services were conducted at the Moline Cemetery.

Memorials have been established with the Moline United Methodist Church and Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice. Contributions may be left with the funeral home.


Elk County Citizen - March 14, 1906

MR. A. A. HOACH - Submitted by L. Morgan

A. A. Hoach was born at LaPort, Indiana, August 15, 1852 and was the oldest of a family of three children. In 1878 he was married to Mrs. Rose M. Thomas at Kentland, Indiana and in '86 came to Kansas and settled near this city. To this union were born ten children, eight of whom survive him.

In 1886 Mr. Hoach and his family moved to Kansas and settled in Elk county, where for six years he followed farming after which he moved to Howard that his children might have the advantages of a better education.

About 14 years ago the school board of this city, secured Mr. Hoach as janitor of its school property, and the history of these years prove that their choice was a wise one, he took great pride in the school and was well liked by the scholars and teachers who, out of respect for him, attended the funeral in a body.

In 1887 he united with the Christian church of this city and was a communicant of it at the day of his death.

He was an enthusuastic member of the M.W.A., having affliated with said organization since 189?. Upon the lapel of his coat he wore a "Hustler's Button" for meritorious services and was District Deputy of the home "camp."

Mr. Hoach's last illness was of pneumonia, and on February 27, 1906, his "earthly tabernacle was dissolved and his spirit went to God who gave it." His pastor, J.M. Plummer delivered a beautiful eulogy at the funeral. the M.W. A. "camp" followed the body to the cemetery, where they officiated in the last sad rites.


Unknown Newspaper - October 15, 2000

MR. CHESTER G. HOBART

Chester G. Hobart, 77, Cedar Vale, died Sunday at his home. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Cedar Vale Baptist Church and burial in Grenola Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends can call at Wheeler Funeral Home, Cedar Vale, from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Hobart was born Jan. 24, 1923 in Independence and grew up between Cedar Vale and Grenola. He graduated from Cedar Vale High School in 1941 and married June Patterson on May 29, 1949 in the Cedar Vale Baptist Church parsonage.

Hobart, a farmer and rancher, was a member of the Cedar Vale Baptist Church and had been active in the Lions Club and a board member of Chautauqua County Livestock Association, Big Caney Watershed, Caney Valley Electric Co-op, Cedar Vale Hospital and Cedar Vale Historical Society.

In addition to his widow, survivors include Dale E. Hobart, Cedar Vale, and Robert L. Hobart, Burden; a daughter, Phyllis Creed, Goddard; a sister, Esther Foster, Independence; eight grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren.

V Memorials can be made to Hospice, Inc. and the Cedar Vale Baptist Church.


Sedan Times-Star - January 26, 1972

MRS. STELLA M. HOBART - Submitted by anonymous

Funeral Services For Stella Hobart

Stella M. Hobart, of rural Grenola, died Jan. 19, 1972 in Independence Nursing Home. She was born Feb. 12, 1889 near Independence and spent most of her lifetime in Chautauqua county. She was the daughter of John D. and Ella B. Garr Roach.

She was married to Thomas Hobart on June 1, 1919 near Cedar Vale. He preceded her in 1963.

Mrs. Hobart was a lifetime member of Cloverdale Methodist church.

Survivors include one son, Chester, of rural Grenola; one daughter, Mrs. W. J. (Esther) Foster of Independence; one brother, Roy Roach of rural Cedar Vale; six grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Miles Funeral Home chapel, with Rev. Don Harper officiating. Burial was in the Grenola Cemetery.


July 1987

MRS. ANNABELLE B. HOGAN

Annabelle B. Hogan., 79, of the Bethesda Nursing Center, Chanute died Saturday, July 4, at the Neosho Memorial Hospital. She was a homemaker and a retired grocery clerk at Murry’s IGA, Topeka. She was a resident of Chanute from 1941-1950, before moving to Topeka and Longton. She returned to Chanute in April 1986.

The daughter of O.S. and Jessie E. (Draper) Barnaby, she was born April 8, 1908 at Howard. On May 26, 1931, she was married to Hubert H. Hogan at Howard. He preceded her in death on September 8, 1976. She was a member of the Longton United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons, James H. Hogan of Topeka and Don E. Hogan of Bellevue, Wash.; two daughters Peggy Ray, Chanute, and Janie Ranion of Monroe, Mich., eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, five brothers, George Barnaby, and Glen Barnaby of Longton, William Barnaby of Garnett, Jim Barnaby of Barnsdall, and Wilbur Barnaby of Clovis, N.Mex. Three sisters, Mildred Byran of Independence, Marie Marshall of Neodesha, and Ruth Moore of Grenola.

She was preceded in death by two sisters; Golda Jontra and Mabel Shanks, and a grandson, Bill Ray.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Longton United Methodist Church. The Rev. Jail Hayen officiated. Burial was in the Longton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Longton Senior Citizens. Johnson Mortuary, Chanute was in charge of the arrangements.


Sedan Times-Star - November 20, 2002

MRS. BIRDIE I. HOGAN

Birdie Irene Hogan, 91, longtime resident of Elk County, Kan. passed away on Wednesday morning, Nov. 13, 2002, at Medicalodge East Healthcare Center in Arkansas City.

Born on Nov. 30, 1910 in Chautauqua County, Kansas, she was the daughter of William and Ida (Burdick) McAfee. She was raised and educated in Chautauqua county, Kan.

On June 29, 1927 she was united in marriage to Chester E. Hogan. The couple made their first home in Hewins, Kan. and then moved to Elk County near Sedan. Throughout the years, Birdie enjoyed care giving at the nursing home and worked as the head cook at Keeney’s Restaurant in Sedan. Mr. Hogan preceded her in death on Aug. 23, 1967. In 1994, she moved to Winfield until this year, when she moved to Medicalodge East Healthcare Center due to failing heath.

She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary. She also enjoyed gardening and painting.

Her family includes her sons, Aden E. Hogan, Fredonia, Kan., Carl C. Hogan, Neodesha, Kan. and Vernon L. Hogan, Longton, Kan., her daughters, Twilla Smith and her husband, Ronald, Winfield, Kan., and Carol A. Gabbet, Arkansas City, Kan., sisters, Lena Gurwell, Wichita, Kan. and Dorothy McElmurry, Tulla Lake, Calif., 15 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Lloyd, Earl and Carl and two sisters, June and Betty.

Graveside services were held Monday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. at the Longton, Kan. Cemetery.
A memorial has been established in Mrs. Hogan’s name for the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. Contributions may be through the funeral home. Miles Funeral Home in Winfield was in charge of the arrangements.


Prairie Star - September 9, 2009

MR. DENNIS M. HOGAN

Dennis M. Hogan, age 58, a resident of Moline, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.

Dennis was born on Sept. 2,1951 in Sedan, the son of James P. and Marguerite M. (Eblen) Hogan.

Dennis was a graduate of Moline High School class of 1970. On Sept. 25,1971 Dennis was united in marriage to Janet Tunison and they later divorced. To this union two sons were born Michael and Justin Hogan.

Dennis was employed for 34 years for the City of Moline as the Water and Sewer Superintendent until he retired in 2007. He later worked for the City of Grenola. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Moline. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #14817, Elk County Rodeo Association and the Moline Alumni. Dennis is survived by his sons Michael Hogan of Moline, and Justin Hogan of Winfield, three brothers; John Hogan of Moline, Jim Hogan and Ken Hogan both of Independence, Kan., one sister Kathleen Ricci of Arlington, Texas, and five grandchildren; Haley, Ethan, Baylee, James and Amelia. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Moline. Interment was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Valley Hope Alcohol Treatment Center or Elk County Rodeo Association 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 - November 21, 1970

MR. EDWARD A. HOGAN - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Ed Hogan Rites Held
Edward A. Hogan, 88, Moline died in Sedan City Hospital Saturday, Nov. 21, 1970, after a short illness.

Mr. Hogan was born Sept. 4, 1882 near Union Chapel in Chautauqua County. He spent most of his life working on farms and ranches in Oklahoma and Kansas.

Survivors include one sister, Helen Brinkman, Oakland, Calif., and one nephew, Charles E. Cooper, Sapulpa, Okla.

Graveside services were held Monday afternoon at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Moline with Rev. Patrick Mannion officiating. Watt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Sedan Times-Star - March 28, 2001

MR. FRANKLIN E. HOGAN

Franklin Eugene Hogan passed away Sunday, March 18, 2001, at the Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan, Kansas. He was 72 years of age and was a resident of Sedan. Eugene, as he was known, was born on January 25, 1929 on a farm northeast of Sedan to Ralph Jesse and Minnie Florence (Dalsing) Hogan. He attended rural schools and grew to manhood in Elk and Chautauqua Counties.

On January 20, 1951 he married Margaret Alice Leewright at Longton, KS and they made their home in Longton for many years. Eugene was a heavy equipment operator during most of his life and was a member of Operating Engineers Union 101.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret, of Sedan, his sons, Jesse Hogan and his wife, Lois, and Rex Hogan, all of Fredonia, KS, three stepchildren, his brothers, Harold Hogan, Kentucky and Kenneth Hogan, Winfield, KS, Rex Hogans' children, Emily Weddington and her husband, Rodney, and their daughter, Jordan, all of Pensacola, FL and Jennifer Stephenson, Woodson, OR and Jesse Hogans' children, Scott Hogan and Dixie Hogan, both of Fredonia and Frannie Hogan and her daughters, Josephina and Adrianna, all of Stockton, KS. His parents and a sister preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at the Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard, with Pastor Dave Sanchez of the Christian Community Church of Longton officiating. Pat Dowell was the pianist. Connie Russell sang Amazing Grace and How Great Thou Art. A recording was played of Hank Williams singing Beyond the Sunset.

Cremation and private interment was held at a later date.

A memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society. Contributions may be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements were made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


Unknown Newspaper - April 1995

MRS. MINNIE F. HOGAN

Minnie Florence Hogan died Friday, April 7, 1995 at her son's home in Winfield.

She was 83 years old and a lifelong resident of Longton, Kansas. Minnie was born on August 24, 1911 on a farm near Elk City, Kansas to Henry and Porter (Fletcher) Dalsing. She attended West Liberty rural school near Elk City and grew to womanhood in the Elk City and Longton.

On March 24, 1928, she married Ralph Jesse Hogan at Sedan, Kansas and they made their home in Longton. Minnie devoted her life to caring for her family. She was preceded in death by her husband on April 19, 1992.

Minnie is survived by three sons, Kenneth Hogan of Winfield, Franklin Eugene Hogan of Longton and Harold Hogan of bowling Green, Kentucky, seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter Mary Ann Hogan who died at the age of five, her parents, two brothers and two sisters.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 10, 1995 at the Longton Cemetery in Longton, with Aden Hogan of Fredonia officiating. A memorial has been established with the Hospice, Inc., P.O. Box 3267, Wichita, Kansas 67(201. Funeral arrangements are being made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


February 1991

MR. ROY E. HOGAN

Roy E. Hogan passed away Friday, February 8, 1991 at the Yuma Medical Center in Yuma, Arizona. He was 81 years of age. Roy was born on January 1, 1910 at Grafton, Kansas to Luther E. and Flora C. Hurt Hogan. He attended rural Chautauqua County Schools and was employed at Sedan, Kansas for several years. At the age of eighteen, Roy moved to Colorado where he worked as a ranch hand. He returned to Kansas in 1938 and made his home in Elk County.

On June 5, 1940, he married Geraldine Male Ballenger at Independence, Kansas. He served as Marshall of the City of Longton from 1944 to 1946, when they moved to Packwood, Washington. Roy became a gang-saw operator with the Packwood Lumber Company, and retired from that profession in 1974. Roy and Gerry remained at Packwood until moving to Ehernberg, Arizona in 1984, due to ill health. In 1990, they returned to Kansas and made their home in Lohgton. They had recently traveled to visit friends in Arizona, when he was hospitalized at Yuma.

Roy was a member of the Lumber and Sawmill Union #2767 at Morton, Washington for many years. He enjoyed spending time fishing and was accomplished in woodworking.

He is survived by his wife, Geraldine of Longton, a daughter Doris Hogan of West Memphis, Arkansas, a grandson Rick Peterson of Bothell, Washington, two sisters-in-law, Birdie Hogan of Sedan and Minnie Hogan of Longton, several nephews and nieces and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Ralph and Chester.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 23, 1991 at the Longton United ‘Methodist Church with Rev. Harriett Bechtle officiating. The organist will be Mrs. Helen Scott with Mrs. JR. Ferguson singing “The Lighthouse". Cremation took place at Yuma, Arizona. 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.


The Moline Review - August 26, 1910

MR. THOMAS HOGAN - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Thomas Hogan died at this home, Elk Falls, Kan August 23rd. Mr Hogan was born in 1831 in the parish of Ballywilliam, county, Tipperary Ireland. He was married to Mary Hayes, February 7th 1869. In the year 1870 Mr and Mrs Hogan emigrated to America and made Chanute their home for three years. In 1883 he moved to Elk Falls where he made his home until his death.

Mr Hogan died as he lived. He lived a holy life, being a lifelong conscientious practical and a faithful of the Catholic church, and the last sentence he tried to frame on his dying lips was the response to the Litany of the Dying. He was fortified with all the rites of the church and was perfectly rational to the last. He is survived by Mrs Hogan and five children. May he rest in peace.


Unknown Newspaper - 1993

MRS. MARY P. HOLLEMAN

Mary Philipi Holleman, age, 89, of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., died at the Los Palos Convalescent Hospital in San Pedro.

She was born December 20, 1904, in Severy, the daughter of J.E. and Birdie (Walsh) Philipi. When she was a child the family moved to Piedmont where she attended school, graduating with the class of 1922. In 1936 she moved to Eureka where she worked in the restaurant business, she owned and operated Mary's Cafe on Main Street in the 1940s.

She moved to Long Beach, Calif., in 1952 where she was employed at the Memorial Hospital Medical Center, working in the admitting department for 20 years, retiring in 1973. She was a member of the Piedmont Methodist Episcopal Church, the Eastern Star Chapter in Corsicana, Texas, and the Rebekah Lodge of Eureka.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary K. Stanley of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., and Roberta Lynn Simmons of Longview, Texas; a son, L.H. "Jack" Gafford of Houma, Louisiana; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, one sister and three husbands.

Funeral Services were held at the Ocean View Baptist Church in San Pedro followed by interment at Forest Lawn, Long Beach.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Parkinson's Support Group, c/o San Pedro Peninsula Hospital Foundation, 1300 W. Seventh Street, San Pedro, Calif., 90732.


Prairie Star - October 28, 2009

MR. JAMES A. HOLLEY

James Alan Holley, age 44, a resident of Longton, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita after a determined fight against Leukemia.

James is survived by his wife Janet, a son Jakob and a daughter Jessica all of the home, his father and step mother Glenn and Sandra Holley of Harrison, Ark., his mother Jeanne Moncravie of Wichita, one sister Dena Oxley and husband Eric of Valley Center, Kan., and half brother Larry Crouse and wife Mary of Wichita.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009 at the Christian Community Church in Longton, with interment at Elk Falls Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to either the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America or American Cancer Society and may be left in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.countrysidefh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Zimmerman Funeral Home.


The Moline Advance - May 23, 1929

MRS. MARY A. HOLLINGSWORTH - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Mary Alice Bennett was born at Eagletown, Hamilton County, Indiana, April 29, 1862, and departed this life at Moline, Kansas, may 21, 1929, aged 67 years and 22 days.

AT 10 years of age she came to Elk Falls with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Bennett and was educated in the Elk Falls public schools. She united with the Christian Church at the age of 17 and lived an earnest faithful Christian life through all of the years that followed. The Sunday school records of 1882 show that she was secretary and the record is in her own hand writing.

She was also a member of the Relief Corps. There are several pictures of that group in Elk Falls homes. Only a few of the younger members remain.

She was married to Levi Benjamin Hollingsworth February 22, 1898. For a number of years their home was at Great Bend, Kansas, moving to Elk Falls in 1908 and to Moline in 1917. Mr. Hollingsworth died November 3, 1917.

Their children, George Alonzo died in infancy; Vida Velnie Adkins of Breckenridge, Texas; Matthe Morrison, who died in 1921, a member of the U. S. Navy; Bert Bennett, who was still at home with his mother at the time of her departure. There are four grandchildren.

Her brothers and sisters, yet remaining, George Bennett of Elk Falls, Stacy Bennett of Winfield, Clarence Bennett of Moline, Mrs. Velnie Fulk of Moline, Mrs. Minnie McKinley of East St. Louis, Illinois, and Mrs. Flo Post, Long Beach, California.

Many relatives and friend are made sad by her passing but all are comforted by the memory of her good life.

Funeral took place at the Christian Church Wednesday, May 22, at 2:00 p. m. with Rev. Sidney Hawkins in charge of the service, N. Hill of Elk Falls delivering the address. There were beautiful floral tributes. Music by singers selected by Mrs. Hollingsworth. Interment in the family lot in Elk Falls cemetery.


Elk County Citizen - May 30, 1906

MRS ELIZABETH HOLMES - Submitted by L. Morgan

Elizabeth Holmes died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nathan Killiam, Saturday, May 26, 1906. Mrs. Holmes was born June 21, 1818, in North Carolina. She was married December 23, 1835 to Samuel Holmes. To this union were born eleven children, six of whom survive her. There were also thirty-eight grandchildren and nineteen great-great grandchildren. She was a member of the Christian church sixty-five years of her life and was a loving and devoted woman. The funeral services were held at the Killiam home, Sunday, May 27, conducted by Pastor J.M. Plummer. The remains were interred in Grace Lawn cemetery.


Howard Courant - February 6, 1885

MR. WILLIAM HOOPER - Submitted by L. Morgan

Died-- Of pneumonia, at his home near Longton on Wednesday, Jan, 28, 1885, William Hooper. Mr. Hooper was one of the early settlers of Kansas. About two weeks ago he fell into the river, from which he took a severe cold terminating fatally. He was buried here yesterday. A wife and six children are left to mourn his death.


September 1996

MRS. CHARLOTTE R. HOPPER

Charlotte Rosemary Hopper, 67, formerly of Winfield, passed away Wednesday afternoon, September 4, 1996, at Cumbernauld Village in Winfield.

Born September 12, 1928 at Bullalo, NY she was one of seven children born to Frank and Elizabeth Hutka Bozgeh. Reared and educated in New York state, she was a 1945 graduate of Woodlawn High School in Woodlawn, NY.

Charlotte was employed as a young woman for Hengeres Department Store in Buffalo, NY and she was married to Matthew Koman on August 28, 1948. The couple lived in New York, where she was employed as a secretary for an advertising agency, and they moved their family to California in 1963. Mr. Koman preceded her in death in October 1975.

On November 9, 1979 she was married to Truman Hopper at Carson City, NV. and they moved to Winfield in 1980. Mr. Hopper preceded her in death on March 27, 1993.

Mrs. Hopper had been employed locally with Hutto Printing in Winfield, and she had been an active member of the Wm. Newton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church in Winlield, and a former member of the Winfield Country Club. Her interests included her sons and granddaughter, golf, gardening and yard-work.

Her family includes two sons, Greg Koman and his wife Cheryl of Winfield and Larry Koman of Bakersfield, CA. one brother, Frank Bozgeh of Saratoga, CA two sisters, Dolores Poorman and Ella DesParois, both of San Jose, CA. and one granddaughter, Emily ">Koman.

In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Margaret DeVos, Rita Bowman, and Lorraine Jessel.

Funeral services was held Saturday, September 7, 1996, at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Grenola, KS., officiated by Fr. Mike Nolan. The casket remained closed at all times. Miles Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

A memorial has been established in her name for the American Stroke Research Foundation. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.


Unknown Newspaper - March, 1970

MR. FRANK HOPPER - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Frank Hopper Services Held
Funeral services were held Monday in the chapel of Watt Funeral Home for Frank Hopper, 73, of Duncan, Okla.

Survivors include the widow, Faye, of the home; four sons, Truman of Los Angeles, Leland of Winfield, Thurman of Midland, Tex. and Kevin of Lovington, N.M.; five brothers, Will of Winfield, John and Joe of Grenola, Art of Colorado and Oscar of Moline; four sisters, Mrs. Pearl Ansbaugh of Fort Morgan, Colo., Mrs. Mae Hill of Grenola, Mrs. Clara Adams of Idaho and Mrs. Lula Marshall of Ponca City. Twelve grandchildren also survive.

Services were conducted by Rev. Monroe Vaughan with interment in Green Lawn Cemetery at Grenola.


Prairie Star - May15, 2011

MRS. LAVINA HOPPER

Lavina Smith Hopper, 101, of Haysville, formerly of Moline. died June 9, 2011. A precious heart stopped beating for our "Special Lady," Thursday, June 9, The Lord held out his hand and said "Come with Me."

Lavina was born April 24, 1910 at Piedmont to Oscar and Myrtle Smith. She will join her husband Oscar and her parents in Heaven.

Funeral services were heid on Tuesday, June 14, at 10 a.m. at Smith Mortuary, 1415 N. Rock Road in Derby. Graveside services followed at Greenlawn Cemetery in Grenola.

She is survived by her daughters, Wanda (Charles) Cornwell, of Reeds Spring, Mo., Barbara (Robert) Hall, of Haysville, Jo Ann (Bill) Connel1, of Irving, Texas, and Carol Smith, of Woodland Hills, Calif.: 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market. Wichita. KS 67202.

View tributes at smithfamilymortuaries.com. Smith Mortuary of Derby is in charge of arrangements.


Unknown Newspaper - December, 1966

MR. MARVIN HOPPER - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Services For Marvin Hopper
Marvin Hopper, 40, of Moline, died at his home at 3 a.m. Friday. Death was attributed to a heart attack.

Funeral services were held Monday in the Watt Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Clyde Coriell and Rev. Miles Stotts officiating. Burial was in the Moline Cemetery with memorial services conducted by the Ferguson-Spease post of the American Legion.

Marvin Hopper was born July 25, 1926 at Grenola, the son of John T. and Bessie (Camp) Hopper. He was employed as a salesman by the Tripplett Motor Co. of Burden, Kan.

He was a member of the Methodist Church and Freguson-Spease American Legion post of Moline.

Survivors include the widow, Mary Belle, of the home; two sons, Mark and Calvin, of the home; his sister, Mrs. John F. Clark, Moline; and his parents of Grenola.


Elk County Citizen - January 4, 1905

MR. ADAM S. HORN - Submitted by L. Morgan

BURNED TO DEATH
Adam S. Horn was burned to death Tuesday morning, December 27, 1904, in a fire that comsumed the Miller & Frye meat market. The fire was discovered by J. L. Edwards about 2:40 a.m., at which time the flames had made such headway that it was impossible to extinguish them, as a fierce blizzard was raging. The fire department was called out and with difficulty it was able to protect other buildings on the south side of the avenue. The strong north wind would have carried the fire to all the buildings on the east side of Main street had not the mist and falling snow made everything so damp that fire could not easily catch.

Mr. Horn had been employed in the meat market only about a week, coming here from Peru. He was a good workman and of a pleasant disposition. For a number of years he had worked at his trade for Wm. Dory, of Grenola, but for two or three years had been in Chautauqua county. On the night before the fatal fire he had been up with friends until about an hour before the fire was discovered when he had retired to his room in the upper story of the buildings never to appear again. His charred remains were found in the ashes--a pathetic appeal to humane sympathy.

The fire seemed to have originated, but no one knows how, in the rooms occupied by Chas. Kalbe and family who were all absent from home at the time. When the fire was discovered Dr. Buckley who went to the door of the upper story was driven back by flames. He instantly broke in a window and called, asking if any one was within, and heard muffled cries and moans, and twice heard the word "help" feebly uttered, but those standing by were unable to do anything for the poor fellow because of the intense heat, and rapid work of the flames.

The building and contents were a total loss, but both were protected by insurance. - Moline Review.


Unknown Newspaper - January 27, 1984

MR. ALBERT C. HORN - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Albert "Claire" Horn, 76, of Moline died Friday at the Sedan City Hospital. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Watt Chapel, Moline, with the Rev. Delbert Chance, pastor of the Moline United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be at the Moline Cemetery.

A memorial has been established to the Moline United Methodist Church. Mr. Horn was born Dec. 5, 1907, at Moline, the son of Ernest Frank and Ella (Gilman) Horn.

He was a grocer and member of the Moline United Methodist Church.

His wife, Eva, died on Nov. 23, 1981. He is survived by one son, William Horn, Moline; three daughters, June Book, Moline, Georgia Horn, Tulsa, Okla., and Marlys Horn, Winfield; one brother, Ernest Horn Jr. Cedar Falls, Iowa; one sister, Edith Morton, Winfield; and four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


Unknown Newspaper - August 15, 1972

MRS. ELLA E. HORN - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Ella Evelyn Horn, daughter of Elvina Dillon and Francis Marian Gilman was born April 5, 1887 in Moline and died in Newton Memorial Hospital, Winfield, August 15 after a short illness.

She was married to Earnest Frank Horn for 62 years before his death in 1965.

Their children are: Hubert Marion, Winfield, Albert Claire, Moline, Edith Maxine Morton, Winfield, Joseph Francis, who was killed in World War II, and Earnest Frank, Jr., Cedar Falls, Iowa. In addition to her four children, Mrs. Horn leaves eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and many friends and good neighbors.

Rev. Monroe Vaughn ministered the final services at the Watt Mortuary, Moline. Rev. Jon Ward, Grenola was solist. Pall bearers were: Emera Sheel, Leslie Ford, Gerald Boyer, Giles Loyd, George McCray and Don Murphy. Interment was in the Moline Cemetery.


Unknown Newspaper - August 21, 1952

MR. GEORGE R. HORNE - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Geo. R. Horne Died Last Thursday
George Raymond Horne was born September 16, 1891 at Louisburg, Kansas and departed this life in St. Mary's hospital in Emporia, Kans., August 21, 1952. He was one of eight children, the son of Joseph and Nancy Horne. His boyhood days were spent at Moline, Kansas and he grew to manhood there.

On January 14, 1915 he was united in marriage to Bertha Hamill. To this union one daughter was born. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bertha Horne of the home, the daughter, Mrs. Harriet Harrington, and her husband Beryle of Grenola, two brothers; Ernest Horn of Moline, Kansas; Gen Horne of Topeka, Kansas; a sister, Mrs. C. A. Wadman of Independence, Kansas, and several nephews and nieces.

His parents, two sisters, two brothers, and an infant grandson preceded him in death.

After years of managing a dry goods store in Grenola, Kansas, in 1929 he established a dry goods store and ready to wear business there, and was continuously engaged in this kind of work until his death. In 1943 Mr. Horne moved to Madison, Kansas and has operated a store here. For the past eleven years he also owned the Frock and Bonnett Shop in Eureka, Kansas.

He was a member of the Methodist church at Grenola, Kansa and also was a member of the Woodmen and Odd Fellow lodges. He was also an active member of the Madison Lions Club.

Mr. Horne was prominent in civic affairs of Madison and his sudden death was a great shock to his many friends and business associates. He was an unselfish man and it can be truly said that he was "the children's friend."Bringing happiness to others brought him much joy and he was fully aware that, "A man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth."

Funeral service was conducted at the First Methodist church of Madison by the pastor, Rev. Dwight Lyman Patton assisted by Rev. Howard Busby, pastor of the Pilgrim Holiness church at Lamont, Kansas, at 10:30 a. m. Saturday, August 23. Music was furnished by a quarter Hugh Ferguson, Fletcher Powell, Charles Esslinger and Fred Curry. Soloist, Mrs. Harold Engel; organist, Mrs. Morris Greenwood. Casket bearers; Chester Thornton, Lloyd Campbell, John Taggart, James Jackson and Ross Clopton. Honorary bearers; Stanton Garrett, Lloyd Ausimus, Paul Knabe, Clem Engle, George E. Sander and Geo. Ott.


Unknown Newspaper - January 26, 1945

CORPORAL JOE F. HORN - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Cpl. Joe F. Horn was killed when a four-motored bomber from the Grand Island, Nebraska Army Air Field crashed on January 26, 1945 near Ft. Riley, Kansas.

Army Air Field, Grand Island, Nebraska, February 3, 1945
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Horn, Moline, Kansas

My Dear Mr. and Mrs. Horn
As Commanding Officer of the 411 Bombardment Squadron, I wish to convey to you the deepest sympathy of the officers and enlisted men of this organization in your sorrow. It may be of some comfort for you to know that your son was held in high regard by all members of this Command.

Crew 1107 of which Corporal Horn was a member, was one of the top crews not only in the Squadron but in the whole Group. Even though your son was killed in a training accident he gave his life in defense of these United States and our American way of life just as surely as if he had been lost over Tokyo.

If there be anything that I can do please feel free to call upon me at any time. May God bless you and comfort you during this period of sorrow.

Respectfully Yours,
Rudolph R. Seymour,
Major Air Corps, Commanding


The Moline Advance - May 24, 1928

MRS. PHOEBA J. (DYE) HORN - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Phoeba Josephine Dye was born at Almartha, Missouri, October 18, 1906, and died at the St. Mary's Hospital at Winfield, Kansas, May 17, 1928, age 21 years, 6 months and 29 days.

She was united in marriage to Hubert M. Horn on August 27, 1924. To this union was born a daughter, Dorothy Marie, on January 27, 1928.

Phoeba was of a sunny disposition that everyone loved, a perfect mother and a great lover of home. Her passing casts a shadow over the entire community.

She is survived by her husband, Hubert M. Horn; a daughter, Dorothy Marie; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas of Roy, Missouri; three sisters, Mrs. Earl Bryant of Burbank, California; Mrs. W. L. Milaam of Dearing, Kansas, and Mrs. Fred Fivecoat of Coffeyville, Kansas; and three brothers, Jesse Dye of Seminole, Oklahoma; Elbert and even Dye of Roy, Missouri, and a host of relative and friends who mourn her loss.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Moline, Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. O. W. Dewey. A large gathering of people were present to express their grief and their deep sympathy for the bereaved. Interment was made in the Moline cemetery.


Sedan Times-Star - March 22, 2006

MR. WILLIAM F. HORN

MOLINE - William Frank “Bill” Horn passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2006, at his home in Moline, Kan. Bill was 78 years old and a lifelong resident of Moline. Bill was born on Sept. 9, 1927 in Moline, Kan. to Albert Claire and Eva Louise (Lancett) Horn. He attended school in Moline, but left in 1945 to join the US Navy. After serving in the Navy, Bill received his GED and attended Independence Community College, where he received an Associate’s degree in 1948. After graduation, Bill returned to Moline and worked in the family business, Horn’s IGA.

On Aug. 2, 1953, Bill married Alice Jean Snair in Sedan, Kan. The couple made their life together and raised their daughters, Mary Alice and Amy Jo, in Moline. Bill continued to work at Horn’s IGA until 1969. At that time, he took a job with the State of Kansas as a Meat Inspector. In the early 1980’s, Bill and Jean established the P&J Quick Mart in Howard, along with Penny and Dan Swanson. Bill retired from the State of Kansas in 1994 and they sold their interest to Penny a few years later.

Throughout his life, Bill enjoyed spending time with wife, daughters, extended family, and friends. He will be remembered at the helm of his boat while he circled the lake teaching people to ski, wearing his “whites” and talking on the CB as he traveled to work, cultivating his plants, and attending his kids’ school and 4-H activities. Upon his retirement, Bill spent his time gardening, camping, traveling, and spoiling his grandchildren. Bill will be remembered for his kindness, patience, and love for his family.

Bill was a member of the Ferguson-Spease American Legion Post #388 of Moline and a long time member of the Moline United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Jean; his daughters Mary Wilson and her husband, Kevin, Topeka, Kan. and Amy Horn and her partner, Rick Stanionis, Flagstaff, Ariz.; his grandchildren, Matthew Wilson, Bryce Wilson, and Claire Wilson; his sisters, June Book, Moline, Kan. and Marlys Horn, Winfield, Kan. and a large extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Lee Horn, and a brother-in-law, Fred Book.

A Celebration of Life was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 17, 2006, at the Moline United Methodist Church in Moline, Kan., with Pastor Gary Parsons officiating. Military funeral honors were conducted by FergusonSpease American Legion Post #388 at the Moline Cemetery.

Memorials have been established with the Moline United Methodist Church, The Walkway of Courage at the Cancer Treatment Center of Tulsa, and Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice. Contributions may be left with the funeral home.


Taken from her funeral program - March 14, 2013

MRS. BETTIE L. HORNBUCKLE - Submitted by Dan Durbin

MOLINE CEM Bettie L. Hornbuckle, age 89, resident of Howard, Kansas died Wednesday, March 14, 2013 at the Greenwood County Hospital. Bettie was born March 6, 1924 in Moline, Kansas to Andrew and Minnie (Horning) Bruner.

She was a graduate of Moline High School.

Bettie was united in marriage to Jess Lee Hornbuckle and celebrated 59 years of marriage before his death. She worked side by side with Jess in the family businesses and they always made time to spend with family. At a young age Bettie participated in the USO during World War II. She was a member of the Yarborough Fire Department Auxiliary at Lake Millwood, Arkansas. Bettie enjoyed bowling and playing golf.

She is survived by her son Steve Hornbuckle and his wife Barb of Hutchinson, Kansas, her daughter Carol Hornbuckle of Howard, Kansas, one foster-daughter Gayle Curry and her husband Robert of Redding, California, one sister Mary Bruner Thiessen of Hutchinson, Kansas, one brother George Bruner of El Dorado, Kansas, grandchildren; Jason Hornbuckle of Astoria, New York and Tony Navarro and her husband Darick of Hutchinson, Kansas and two great grandchildren Gabe and Mia Navarro both of Hutchinson. Bettie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jess and one brother Frank Bruner. **interment was in Moline Cemetery**


The Moline Advance - April 17, 1930

MR. HENRY HORNING - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Henry Horning, a good Christian friend and neighbor, answered the last call Wednesday morning at his home, southwest of Moline and southeast of Grenola about midway. He had been unusually well for some time, but was taken suddenly ill Tuesday evening and died early Wednesday morning, April 9, 1930, aged 72 years, 9 months and 6 days.

He was born in Hamilton, Ohio, July 3rd, 1857, where he spent twenty-five years of his life, then came to Labette county, Kansas, in 1882. From there he went to Stewartsville, Missouri, where he met and married Miss Katherine Urban, December 16, 1886. To this union was born eight children, William H. of Colorado Springs, Colorado; John, of the home address; Mrs. Minnie Bruner of Moline, Mrs. Jessie Snair of Grenola; Hubert, county attorney of Elk county, of Howard; Mrs. Mary Clark of Howard; Walter and Edwin, who are attending the University at Lawrence. All of the children were present at the funeral and this is the first break there as ever been in the family.

He came to Elk county in 1902 settling on the home place where he has raised his family. His one ambition being to raise them to be educated, noble, respectable men and women and God who helps his children has blessed him in the effort.

When 12 years of age he was confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Later he and his wife united with the Church of God at Stewartsville, Missouri, soon after they were married. He and his family were faithful workers in the Fairview and Mount Olive congregations. Strong in faith, his religion meant his every day life.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Moline and his brothers took charge of his body and conducted the services at the cemetery.

Beside his faithful wife and children he leaves ten grandchildren, four brothers and three sisters and many, many friends to mourn his loss. He was faithful to his home, devoted to the study of God's word, his life enriched the world and the greatest grief he ever brought to human hearts is that occasioned by his death.

The funeral was held in the Moline Christian Church Friday morning at 10:30 by Mrs. Belle Reid Yates, friend, and Rev. Hawkins pastor of the Moline Christian Church and the remains laid to rest in the Moline cemetery.


Unknown Newspaper - December 15, 1967

MR. JOHN HORNING - Submitted by Dan Durbin

John Horning Rites Held
John Horning, who has resided southwest of Moline since March 1st, 1902, passed away Friday, December 14th, at the Sedan Hospital.

He was born May 10th, 1889, in DeKalb County, Mo., to Henry and Katherine (Urban) Horning, the second of eight children.

His father, mother, brother William H., and sister Mrs. Mary A. Clark, preceded him in death.

He is survived by two sisters and three brothers: Mrs. Minnie Bruner of Moline; Mrs. Jessie Snair of Sedan; Hubert of Howard; Walter J. of Holly Hill, Fla.; Edwin J. of Slidell, La.; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

After his mother's death in 1951 he made his home with his nephew and family, Frank L., Darlene W., Rodney Lee, Alan E., and Perry A. Bruner, and became known as Uncle John.

John attended Belview school, and as a young man had the usual experiences of his time. He was formerly an active member of the Mount Olive Christian Church. At times he was a member of various farm and community organizations, and served on the school board of Belview District. He was a member of Moline A. F. & A. M. Lodge Number 267 and had received his fifty-year pin in 1962.

John was a farmer and had a busy life. All neighbors were friends. He loved congenial company in the family circle and with others. He will be missed.

Final services were held at the Watt Funeral Home Dec. 18, 1967, at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Miles Stotts officiated. The soloist was Harold McCreight of Wichita, accompanied by Cynthia Durbin. Graveside rites were conducted by the Moline masonic Lodge No. 267, A.F.& A.M.


Creston New-Advertiser (IA) - February 8, 2006

MRS. JOAN E. HOSKINSON - Submitted by Jerry Jackson

Indianola, Iowa Joan E. Hoskinson, 74, of Indianola, formerly of Creston, died Feb. 7, 2006, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

Memorial services will be 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 10, at Overton Funeral Home, 501 W. Ashland Ave., Indianola, Iowa. Burial of cremains will be at a later date. Memorials may be directed to American Cancer Society or Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Indianola.

Mrs. Hoskinson was born Feb. 10, 1931, in Elk County, Kan. She graduated from high school in Elk County, Kan., where she spent most of her childhood. In 1952, she married Alan J. Hoskinson Jr. in Kansas. After moving west of Creston, she was a school nurse in Prescott and registered nurse at Colonial Manor in Corning before moving to Indianola, where she has resided for the past 30 years. While in Indianola, she worked for Good Samaritan 10 years and also at Wal-Mart.

Survivors include her husband, Jack Hoskinson of Indianola; three sons, Craig (wife Maureen) Hoskinson of Bellevue, Neb., Jay (wife Denese) Hoskinson of Waukee and Steve (wife Diane) Hoskinson of Creston; two daughters, Cynthia (husband Joe) Wolf of Creston and Suzanne (husband Tony) Shebek of Iowa City; grandsons, A.J. Hoskinson of Waukee, Tyler Wolf of Creston and Jordan Shebek of Iowa City; and granddaughters, Christina Hoskinson of Laramie, Wyo., Jennifer (husband Greg) Swan of St. Paul, Minn., Amanda (husband Jeff) Gedbaw of Omaha, Neb., Audrey Hoskinson of Indianapolis, Ind., Kara Hoskinson and Megan Hoskinson, both of Waukee, Sarah Shebek and Hannah Shebek, both of Iowa City. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Sarah E. Smith, and great-grandson Ashton.

The funeral arrangements were made with the Zimmennan Funeral Home of Howard, Kan.


Prairie Star - July 9, 2014

MR. HERBY J. HOUSE

Herby J. House, 67, a longtime resident of the Wichita and Douglas, Kan., formerly of Howard, died Monday, June 30, 2014 at the Robert Dole V.A. Hospital in Wichita.

Funeral services were Monday, July 7, 2014 at Timmons Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Benefiel of the Buxton Christian Church officiating. Burial was in the Fredonia City Cemetery with military rites.

A memorial has been established in Herby’s name with the AMVETS and contributions can be sent to or left at the funeral home. Words of condolence for the family may be sent to www. timmonsfuneralhome.com.

Timmons Funeral Home, PO Box 168, Fredonia, KS, 66736, is in charge of the arrangements.


Unknown Newspaper - August 1995

MR. HERVEY F. HOUSER

Hervey Franklin Houser, 92, of Wynn, AR. passed away August 31, 1995, at the Wynwood Nursing center.

He was a retired administrator of the Wynne Public Housing Authority, served as field director for the American Red Cross during World War II, and was a member of the Crowley's Ridge Country Club. He was born October 5, 1902 in Howard, KS. Houser was the widower of Elta Falls Houser.

Survivors include one son, Hervey F. Houser Jr. of Little Rock, AR.; one sister, Meuzenita Stephens of Wichita, KS., and one granddaughter.

Graveside services were conducted at Cogbill Cemetery with the rev. Scott Paul-Bonham officiating.


Prairie Star - June 13, 2012

MRS. MARY W. HOUSTON

Mary W. Houston of Eureka, died on June 4, 2012 at the Eureka Nursing Center at the age of 87. She was born in Howard, the daughter of Homer 0. and Nellie (VanRoyen) Shipman. Mary was raised in Howard and attended local schools.

On Oct. 8,1940 Mary was united in marriage to Carl Scott, this marriage later ended in divorce. On May 12, 1973 she was united in marriage to Truman Houston who preceded her in death in 1995. When the children were grown Mary went to work at various jobs including an Implement Company, Iowa Beef and a sewing factory.

She was baptized in the Christian Church in Howard. She was a member of the EHU and a local card club. She is survived by her daughters, Marcia "Janie" and husband, Pat Elliott of Howard; Reta and husband, Larry Strotkamp of Wichita; Cheryl and husband, Lenny Tyson of Eureka; step-daughters, Trudy Houston and Patty Houston of California; daughter-in-law, Freda Scott of Fredonia; 17 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Marinea Phillips of Belle Plaine; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; son, Carl W. Scott Jr.; two sisters; four brothers; son-in-law, Charlie Samuels; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, June 8, 2012 at Koup Family Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Demas officiating of the Hamilton United Methodist Church officiating. Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the Matt Samuels Community Building Restoration and Refurbishing Fund. Contributions may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home at P.O. Box 595, Eureka, KS 67045, which was in charge of service arrangements.


Unknown Newspaper - June, 1973

MRS. GRACE M. HOWELL - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Mrs. Grace Mildred Howell, 64, of Wichita, died Friday in a one-car accident near Wichita. She apparently suffered a heart attack while driving.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church at Longton. Interment was directed by the Watt Funeral Home.

Survivors include twin sons, Othel and Otis of Wichita; her mother, Mrs. Anna Blair Atkinson of Longton; three sisters Mrs. Ruby Brotherton and Mrs. Treva Kramer of Longton and Mrs. Pearl Johnson of Moline; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


Prairie Star - Februry 2, 2011

MR. HERMAN J. HOWELL

Herman John HowelL age 94, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 at Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan.

He was born on April 24, 1916 in Oak Valley, the son of Earton "Deed" and Helen (Knapp) Howell.

He served from 1942 to the summer of 1945 in the Red Arrow infantry Division in the Philippines, Australia and New Guinea during World War II. On Sept. 26,1945 Herman was united in marriage to Thelma Irene McCreary in Independence, Kan. The lived on the farm west of Longton until 1993. then they moved into Longton.

Herman was a farmer and rancher raising cattle and Registered Quarter Horses. He also worked on the Elk County Road Crew, at Martin Marietta as a night watchman and managed the Alfalfa Mill in Longton. After he retired he did what he loved best, working on various ranches in the area working cattle. He rode a horse into his late 80's. He was one of the last "old cowboys." Herman also loved to fish.

Herman is survived by his wife Thelma Howell of Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan, two daughters Janis Hawk of Longton and Joyce Miller of Sycamore, Kan., live grandchildren.and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents! two sisters, one grandson and one great-grandson.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday. Feb. 4, 2011 at the Countryside-Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard with Rev. Gene Benefiel of the Buxton Christian Church officiating, interment will be private at Longton Cemetery. Family suggests contributions be made to the American Heart Association 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 - July 8, 1973

MR. JAMES E. HOWELL - Submitted by Dan Durbin

James Ellis Howell, 19, of Grenola was killed in a car accident near Grenola Sunday, July 8, 1973.

He was born Feb. 22, 1954, in Sedan to Jerry Norman and Susan Louise Terry Howell.

He was employed as a milling mechanic operator with Cessna. He was a member of the Grenola Christian Church.

Survivors include his parents; a brother, Martin Ray and a sister, Cheri Renee, both of the home, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Howell of Howard.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, at the Grenola Christian Church with the Rev. Willis Fowler officiating. Interment was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Grenola. Watt Funeral Home of Moline was in charge of arrangements.


Longton News and Elk Falls Reflector - May 18, 1929

MR. MODE C. HOWELL - Submitted by Amber Creix Prat

AN OLD TIMER IS LAID TO REST

Mode Howell Buried Friday
Funeral Was Largely Attended

The funeral services of M. C. Howell, ago 69 years and 5 days, who died of heart trouble Wednesday night of last week at his home on South Montgomery street, were held at two o'clock Friday afternoon at the M. E. church, conducted by Rev. E. K. Healer, pastor of the Federated church. The attendance, was large, and the floral offerings beautiful. The music was furnished by a quartet composed of Mesdames Miller and Crawford and Robyl Fassnacht and H. E. Brighton.

Mode Howell was one of the oldest and best known citizens in this community. Until moving to town he lived on a farm south of Longton. Since the death of his wife three years ago in June, he has lived most of the time alone.

M. C. Howell was born in Yadkin County, North Carolina, May 3, 1860 and departed this life in his home town, Longton, Kansas, May 8, 1929, age 69 years and 6 days. He moved to Kansas with his parents at the age of 6 years, where he grew to manhood, and was united is marriage to Miss Nancy Mapels, in 1872. To this union were born twelve children, eight girls and four boys. Two girls and one boy died in infancy, and Willie Howell died at the age of 26. Nancy Howell passed away three Years ago.

He leaves to mourn their loss six daughters and two sons, Mrs. Melvin Rogers, of Elk Falls; Mrs. Nathan Vestal, of Longton, Mrs. Bert Walworth, of Moline; Mrs. Chas. Elsehemier, of Howard; Mrs. Frank Smith of Moline, and Mr. Author and Mode Howell of Longton, and twenty-eight grand-children, one great grand child, five brothers, one sister and a host of other relatives and friends. He will be missed by all who knew him.


The Winfield Daily Courier - July 3, 2002

MRS. JEROLYN D. WEBSTER-HOWELL - Submitted by L. Morgan

WICHITA - Jerolyn Diane Webster-Howell, 55, of Wichita, formerly of Howard, died June 30, 2002, at Wesley Medical Center.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Zimmerman Funeral Home, Howard. Pastor Robin Haines will officiate. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery.

A memorial has been established with the American Institute for Cancer Research. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.

Webster-Howell was born Nov. 6, 1946, in Winfield, to Coretta Alice (Morris) and Dallas E. Webster. She graduated from Howard High School in 1964.

She graduated from business college in Wichita and worked as a legal assistant until 1989 when she became a property manager for Fidelity Property Management. She was a member of the Apartment Managers Association.

On Dec. 15, 1995, she married Dan Joseph Howell in Hutchinson. They made their home in Wichita.

A Wichita resident most of her life, Webster-Howell recently retired due to ill health.

Survivors include her husband, Dan Howell, Wichita; a son, Kevin Dilli, Hutchinson; a stepson, Joshua Howell, Wellington; two stepdaughters, Danelle Howell, Wellington, and Amanda Howell, Hutchinson; her mother, Coretta Webster, Howard; a brother, Doug Webster, Towanda; three grandchildren, nine stepgrandchildren and four stepgreat-grandchildren.


July 1989

MR. GEORGE W. HOYT - Submitted by Tresa Andrews

George Wesley Hoyt
April 4, 1918 - July 26, 1989

Fredonia
George Wesley Hoyt, 71, of Fredonia, died Wednesday at Fredonia Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be at 10 A.M. Saturday at the Timmons Funeral Home with Rev. Rick Plumlee, of the Assembly of God Church, officiating. Burial will be in Longton Cemetery. Memorial remembrances may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation.

Mr. Hoyt was born April 4 1918 in Longton, to Walter and Minnie (Martin) Hoyt.

On July 19 1942 he married Pauline Ellis. His wife survives. Mr. Hoyt was a veteran of World War II serving in the US Army. The retired farmer and aircraft worker was employed by Beech Aircraft in Wichita for 25 years.

Other survivors include two daughters, Tresa Andrews, Wichita, an Janet Martin Haysville, two brothers, Everett Hoyt, Fredonia and Earl Hoyt, ElDorado, five sisters, Opal Craft, Ruth Hall and Pearl North all of Fredonia, Goldie Stewart, Moline and Ruby Conley of Texas, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


Prairie Star - September 17, 2014

MRS. INEZ L. HOYT

Inez Louise Hoyt, 102, homemaker and retired postal clerk, passed away Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 at Inverness Village in Tulsa, Okla. Graveside services will be held at Longton Cemetery, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 at 11 a.m.

Inez was born Sept. 12, 1912 in Kansas City, Kan., the daughter of Charles W. and Caroline B. (Geiger) Wagner. After the death of Charles in 1913, Caroline married George R. McMahon.

The family moved to Manhattan, Kan., where George attended K-State. The family moved to Attica, Kan., where they established a poultry hatchery. Inez graduated from Attica High School and attended K-State in Manhattan.

Inez Louise McMahon and Lee Lewis Hoyt were united in marriage on Nov. 30, 1933. They farmed near Attica until moving to near Dexter, Kan., in 1941. They moved to Longton in 1948 and farmed near there until retiring to Orlando, Fla., in 1973. They returned to Longton in 1989 to be near family and lived there until October 2006 when they moved to Inverness Village in Tulsa.

She is survived by a son, Jack and wife Velva of Longton; a sister, Georgeanna Grubb of Alexandria, La.; grandson, Dr. Brad Hoyt and his wife Leslie of Tulsa; great-grandchildren, Blaine of Fayetteville, Ark., Lauren of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Hunter of Tulsa, and several nieces and nephews.

Inez was preceded in death by her husband of 74 years, parents, step-father and a sister Eileen.

Memorials may be made to either the Longton Senior Center or Saint Francis Hospice of Tulsa 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.


March 1998

MRS. THELMA P. HOYT - Submitted by Tresa Andrews

Thelma Pauline Hoyt, 71, a resident of Wichita and a Fall River native, died Thursday, March 19, 1998 at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis campus.

She was born in Fall River, March 12 1927, to James Elmer and Grace Louella (Tyner) Ellis, She was a retired RS Postal Service clerk and Peter Pan Ice Cream store manager. Survivors are two daughters, Tresa Jean Andrews of Wichita and Janet C Martin of Haysville, one sister, Maxine Brashears of Buffalo, Wyo, one brother, Ronny Ellis of Meridian, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Services were held Saturday, March 21, at Cochran mortuary, Wichita. Graveside services were held the same day at the Longton cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.


Independence Reporter - January 25, 2008

MR. LEE L. HOYT - Submitted by L. Morgan

HOWARD - Lee L. Hoyt, 100, of Longton, died Wednesday at Inverness Village in Tulsa, Okla.

Graveside services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Longton Cemetery with the Rev. Robin Haines, of the Flint Hills Asembly of God Church officiating.

Visitation will be Monday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Countryside Funeral Home in Fredonia.

Memorials are suggested to the Longton Senior Center and can be mailed to Countryside Funeral Home, P.O. Box 247, 420 20th, Fredonia, KS 66736.

Services are nder the direction of Zimmerman Funeral Home, Howard.

Mr. Hoyt was born Nov.2, 1907, in Middleton, Calif., to Hary and Anna (Simpson) Hoyt. After the death of his parents, he moved to Attica where he was raised by his grandparents. He grduated from Attica High School and attended Southwestern College in Winfield.

On Nov. 30, 1933, he married Inez McMahon, and she survives.

The couple farmed near Attica, Dexter, Longton and retired in Orlando, Fla. They lived in Lonton from 1989 until 2006 when they moved to Inverness Village in Tulsa.

Other survivors include a son, Jack Hoyt, Longton; one grandson and three grandchildren.


Howard Courant - September 6, 1934

MR. GEORGE L. HUBBELL - Submitted by L. Morgan

OBITUARY -- George Lincoln Hubbell
George Lincoln Hubbell, son of Henry and Margaret C. Hubbell, was born near Howard, Kansas, February 2, 1872, and departed this life at his home in Howard, Kansas, August 29, 1934, at the age of 62 years, 6 months, and 27 days.

At about the age of three years he moved with his parents from the farm into Howard where he grew to manhood and continued to live until the time of his death. Early in life he engaged in business establishing a jewelry and book store in Howard. He continued in this business until June in 1932 when he was forced to retire due to poor health. Soon after retiring, his health improved and for the past year and a half he has enjoyed being up and around with his friends.

He was united in marriage January 20, 1909 to Mable C. Thompson, who preceded him in death February 6, 1920. Since that time he has made his home at the family residence. After the death of his mother July 27, 1928, he continued to reside with his sisters.

At eleven years of age, he made the Christian confession, uniting with the First Christian church of Howard, where he was a faithful member at the time that he was called to his reward. He was always present at Bible school and willing to assist in any way that he could.

He was a quiet, unassuming Christian man. Honest in all of his deal _______________ (unreadable) and to everyone. Especially did he love and enjoy children. He was always interested in anything pertaining to the uplift and advancement of religious and civic affairs.

He leaves to mourn his departure one brother, Harvey H. Hubbell, of Tacoma, Washington, and three sisters, Mrs. Anna Hubbell Pitcher of Gardena, California and Misses Alice and Etta Hubbell of the home, and six nieces and three nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral rites were held at the First Christian church in Howard, Friday, August 31, 1934, conducted by Mrs. Belle Reid Yates and assisted by Claire Hayes of Independence and the body was laid to rest in Grace Lawn cemetery, Howard.


Howard Courant - July 31, 1932

MR. JOHN A. HUBBELL - Submitted by L. Morgan

John A. Hubbell, youngst son of Oliver and Delilah Hubbell, was born in Owen county, Indiana, October 13, 1856, and departed this life at Howard, Kansas, July 18, 1932 age 75 years, 9 months and 5 days.

He came to Kansas with his aged mother in 1884 and lived with her in this city till she passed away, a number of years ago. He was the last of his family, his brothers and sisters preceding him in death. John Hubbell never married. The funeral service was held at the grave, conducted by Rev. W. C. Chappell, Tuesday evening, July 19th, at 5 o'clock.

John Hubbell was a quiet, peaceable man, saying little, attending to his own affairs. After the death of his mother, he lived at different places, but never staying long away from Howard. For a number of years he performed days work, did odd jobs and for several years, delivered the Daily Star and Times to Howard readers. For many years he turned The Courant's newpaper press until we put in an engine, and then he was our press feeder for quite a long term. He was always faithful and dependable, until by reason of age and declining health he became unable to take regular work. John was ecentric, sensitive and sometimes "temperimental," but we always got along with him fine, and we truly mourn his passing. He leaves a number of nephews, nieces and other relatives in this community. Last Friday he suffered a paralytic stroke and became at once unconcious and gradually grew weaker until death relieved him Monday the 18th.


Howard Courant - August 4, 1927

MRS. MARGARET C. HUBBELL - Submitted by L. Morgan

Margaret Catherine Mitchell was born in Johnson county, Indiana, March 1, 1844. She was united in marriage to H. E. Hubbell, June 30, 1861. To this union, six children were born, all of whom but one, James F. who died in infancy, survive. The surviving children are as follows, who with the exception of Harvey, were privileged to be with their mother during her last hours: Misses Alice and Marietta of Howard; Mrs. Anna Pitcher of Los Angeles, California, Geo L. of Howard and Harvey H. or Everett, Washington. Other relatives surviving are nine grandchildren, one of whom, Miss Margaret Pitcher of Los Angeles, Caalifornia, was present when her grandmother passed away, and two great grandchildren. Mrs. Hubbell leaves two brothers, John Mitchell of Sedan and Dan V. Mitchell of Aberdeen, Washington and one sister, Mrs. Anna Love at Linton, Indiana. Mr. Hubbell had preceded her in death some eight years ago.

This family came to Howard, now Elk county, Kansas from Iowa in 1871 and to Howard in 1875 where they have since made their home.

Mrs. Hubbell united with the Christian church in 1858. Her genuine Christian character and devout life has been a blessing to all who have come to know her and she will live on in the goodly influence of her own life upon those who were privileged to know her companionship. She has patiently borne her long suffering, thinking most for the comfort of those who so tenderly ministered to her, and looked forward to the time of release and the "home going" with a zeal that bespoke her great faith in Him who doeth all things well. She passed awy at the home on Thursday evening, July 28th, aged 83 years,__ months and 27 days.

Funeral services were conducted from the home on Saturday morning at 10:00 o'clock, in charge of W. B. McKinney, pastor of the Christian church and the body laid to rest in Grace Lawn cemetery.


July 25, 1949

MRS. ROSA E. HUBBELL - Submitted by Jerry Jackson

Rosa Estella Sours, youngest daughter of Alfred H. and Sophronia Richwine Sours, was born at Quindaro, Wyandott County, Kansas, on December 30, 1877, and departed this life at the hospital at Eureka, Kansas on July 25, 1949, at the age of 71 years, 6 months and 26 days.

At the age of five years she, together with her parents, brothers and sisters, came to the farm in the Upper Paw Paw neighborhood, Elk County, Kansas. This place has been her home continuously, with the exception of about ten years which were spent in Severy, Kansas. She received all of her schooling at the Upper Paw Paw school.

She accepted Christ as her Savior in the early nineteen hundreds and became of the Salem Baptist church in this community, and retained her membership there for the rest of her life. For a number of years she was president of the Ladies Society of that church.

She was united in marriage to Charles M. Hubbell on November 21, 1900. To this union were born three children, Mrs. Vera Brand of Howard, Kansas; George F. Hubbell of Redmond, Oregon, and Mrs. Violet Johnson of Eureka, Kansas.

She leaves to mourn her going, besides her loving husband and three children, two sons-in-law, W. H. Brand and C. R. Johnson; one daughter-in-law, Maude E. Hubbell; three granddaughters, Donna Beth and Sandra Sue Hubbell and Judith Jean Johnson; two grandsons, Larry Kay and Roger Lee Johnson; one brother, R. W. Sours of Severy, Kansas; one sister, Mrs. Blanche McCoskey of Severy, Kansas; two brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law, several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

She was a loving wife and mother, the welfare of her family being always foremost in her thoughts. We shall miss her terribly, but since she could no longer with us stay, we are glad that she could quietly and peacefully slip away.

Funeral services were held at the Maben Funeral Home at Severy, Kansas, Thursday afternoon, July 28th, conducted by Rev. Jep. C. Williams, pastor or the Howard Baptist church. Burial was in Twin Grove cemetery, Severy, Kansas
SOURCE: Newspaper clipping.


Sedan Times-Star - March 9, 1961

MR. ROBERT HUFFMAN - Submitted by Curtis Huffman

ROBERT HUFFMAN DIES IN CALIFORNIA

Charles Huffman received word of the death of his brother, Robert, which occurred March 5 at San Leandro, Calif., where he had been living.

Robert was born Nov. 1, 1886 near Grenola. He left Kansas while a young man and settled at Clayton, N. Mex. for several years, later moving to California, where he was a carpenter and contractor for many years. His wife preceded him in death while at Clayton. A son, one grandson and his brother, Charles, are the survivors. Charles last saw his brother two years ago and was unable to attend the funeral at Clayton.


Winfield Courier - April 18, 2006

MR. WILLIAM H. HUFFORD - Submitted by L. Morgan

HOWARD-- William Harold Hufford, 82, long time Howard resident, died April 16, 2006 at Howard Twilight Manor.

Services are 10 a., Thursday at the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard. Pastor Darrell Spicer of the Howard Independent Baptist Church will officiate. Military funeral honors will be conducted by Carter-Rader Post # 149 at Grace Lawn cemetery in Howard.

A memorial has been established with the Howard Independent Baptist Church and contributions may be left with or sent to the funeral home.

Hufford was born Nov.11, 1923 on a farm south of Severy to John Matthew and Velma Alice (Pennebaker) Hufford. He attended rural Elk County schools, graduating from Howard High School in 1941.

In 1944, Hufford enlisted in the United States Army and served his country during World War II. After being honorably discharged in 1946, he returned to Elk County where he owned and operated a farm throughout his life.

On Sept. 22, 1973, he married Betty June Wright at McCune and they made their home on Harold's farm north of Howard. Betty preceded him in death on Nov. 1991.

On June 23, 1998, he married Frances Louise (McMahon) Talbert at Howard. They made their home in Howard before he became a resident of the Howard Twilight Manor.

He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Carter-Rader Post #149 in Howard and a member of the Howard Independent Baptist Church.

Hufford is survived by his wife, Frances, of Howard; two step-sons, Floyd Cline, Virginia and Clarence Merchant, Wichita; two step-daughters, Peggy Hinkle, Winfield, and Linda Jones, Angleton, Texas; a half-brother, Jim Hufford, Hutchinson; a half-sister, Joyce Van Buren, Plevna, a nephew and a cousin.


Unknown Newspaper - March 21, 1966

MR. JULIUS E. HUGENOT - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Services For J. E. Hugenot
Julius Edward Hugenot, son of Abbie and Jule Hugenot, was born Sept. 2, 1902 at Westphalia, Kan., and departed this life Mar. 21, 1966 at Sedan, Kan.

He grew to manhood in the Westphalia community in Anderson Co., Kan. He moved to Clark Co., Kan., in 1927.

On Aug. 22, 1928 he and Delma Bell were united in marriage at Newton, Kan., and to this union three children were born.

In 1947, they moved to Moline from Minneola, Kan.

He was a farmer and nationally known breeder of purebred cattle.

He was a member of the Christian Church.

His survivors are: his wife, Delma, one daughter, Zelda Kallenberger of Joplin, Mo., two sons, Vernon of the home and Verle, of Montgomery City, Mo.; one brother, Ben R. Hugenot, of Grand Junction, Colo.; two sisters, Ruby Fletcher, of Bucklin, Kan., and Birgitta Tipton, of Garden Grove, Calif., and three grandchildren, Michael, Kathryn and Daniel Kallenberger, and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held in Watt Funeral Home in Moline, Thursday, morning at 11 a.m. with Christian Church pastor, Bill Adams, officiating. Burial was in Moline cemetery. Pallbearers were; Gerald McAlister, Harold Joe McAlister, Hubert Conway, Kenneth Walker, Niles McNee and Leland Rogers.


The Moline Advance - January 24, 1929

INFANT ARGY LEA HUGG - Submitted by Dan Durbin

DEATH OF INFANT CHILD

Argy Lea, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Hugg, was born at the William Newton Memorial Hospital, Winfield, Kansas, January 19, 1929, and died the same day. The little body was brought to Moline and after a short service at the grave was interred in the Moline cemetery.


Howard Courant - February 7, 1890

MR. JOHN HUGG - Submitted by Lori Mentzel

John Hugg died at his home on Mound Branch Saturday February 1, 1890, age 59 years 7 months 15 days of Bright's Disease. He was buried Sunday.

He was born in 1830, Morris Co., NJ, moved at age 15 to Montgomery Co., IL, and in Spring 1870 moved to his present farm in KS. In the Fall of 1870 he married Miss Helen McClure, the first marriage on Mound Branch. His first daughter was the first white child born in Wildcat Twp.

He leaves a wife and four children.


July 1991?

MR. SAM HUGG

Sam Hugg, Ponca City, died Thursday morning, July 26, in Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. He was 72.

Born Dec. 25, 1917 at Moline, he was the son of Elmer C. and Emma (Cook) Hugg. He attended school at Moline and moved with his family to Wichita where he graduated from Wichita North High School.

He and Velma L. Goodman were married Nov. 16, 1940 at Wichita. They moved to Howard, where he operated the Pontiac GMC and J. I. Case dealership. In the 1960s they went to Phoenix, Az. where he was an insurace adjuster and was in the biological insect control business.

They came to Ponca City in 1970 and he worked for the Lee Drake Real Estate Agency until establishing the Sam Hugg Real Estate Agency in 1974. He retired in 1986.

Sam was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Chamber of Commerce, Elks Club and the Rotary Club.

Surviving are his wife, Velma L. Hugg of the home; two daughters, Kay Rush of 1505 El Camino, Ponca City, Ok. and Connie Jo Buxton of Hattiesburg, Miss.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

Funeral service was July 30 in St. Paul’s United Methodist Church with the Rev. Darrel Hardy, pastor, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home.


August 1968

MRS. ALICE G. HUGHES

Mrs. Alice Gertrude Hughes, 76, wife of Bradley Lee Hughes, died Thursday, August 1, at her home in Santa Ana, California, after a long illness.

Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Helen H. Force, Santa Ana; one son, H. B. Hughes, Seattle, Washington; two grandchildren; one great granddaughter; a brother-in-law, Frank H. Simons, Howard.

Services for Mrs. Hughes were held Wednesday, August 7, 10:30 a.m., at the Spurrier-Watt Funeral Home in Howard.


Howard Courant - December 14, 1922

MRS. ELLEN M. B. HUGHES - Submitted by L. Morgan

Mrs. Ellen M. B. Hughes was born May 8, 1856, and died December 2, 1922, age 65 years, 6 months and 24 days.

Miss Ellen M. B. Hayes was born near Tilton, New Hampshire, and moved with her parents to Bureau county, Illinois, where she spent her early girlhood.

In 1880 she came to live with her sister, Mrs. Floretta Griswold, where she met Benj. B. Hughes, to whom she was united in marriage, October 30, 1883. To this union two children were born one dying at birth; the other Bradley Lee Hughes, who survives her.

In April, 1914, she with her family removed to Apalachin, New York, where she resided until her death.

She accepted Christ as her Savior in early life and joined the church and was a faithful member of the Baptist church where she lived until her death, being a teacher of a class to her very last years.

She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband, one son, two grandchildren and other relatives and many friends.

The body was brought back, to the old home in Howard, accompanied by B. B. Hughes, Mr. and Mrs. Bradley L. Hughes and two children. The funeral services were held at the First Baptist church in this city, Friday afternoon and interment was in Grace Lawn cemetery.


Prairie Star - September 14, 2011

MR. FRANK E. HUGHES

Frank E. Hughes, age 90, a resident of Longton, passed away Friday, Sept. 9, 2011 at the Montgomery Place in Independence.

He was born on Nov. 6, 1920 in rural Longton, the son of James Elmer and May (Woodruff) Hughes. He attended and graduated from Longton High School.

Frank served his country as a Sergeant in the Army Air Corp during World War II. After returning to the United States he met and married Irene M. Brotherton on April 12, 1947 and they made their home in Longton.

In 1948 they moved to Wichita where he was employed by Montgomery Wards for the next twenty five years. In 1973 Frank and Irene returned to Longton where he was employed by Hackney Manufacturing in Independence until his retirement.

Frank was a member of the American Legion Post #139 and the VFW Post #1186 both of Independence. He enjoyed his annual pheasant hunting trips to Western Kansas with his brother Chet, setting lines on the Elk River on Memorial Weekend for fish and playing "pitch" with family and friends.

He is survived by a son James Hughes and his wife Linda of El Dorado; three daughters, Patricia Davis Rowe and husband Jerry of Elk City, Cathy Christy and husband John Perkins of An-dover, and Sandy Olson of Topeka; ten grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Irene Hughes, two brothers Chet Hughes and Walt Hughes and one sister Juanita Criger.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011 at the Longton United Methodist Church with Pastor Dena Allison officiating. Interment was at Longton Cemetery. Family suggests memorial contributions be made to Independence VFW Post #1186 and may be left with the funeral home.

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


A Wichita, KS Newspaper - December 5, 1992

MR. GUY M. HUGHES - Submitted by Lori Mentzel

Wichita--Hughes, Guy M., 92, of Tucson (AZ), former Wichitan, retired building contractor, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1992. Service is private. Survivors: son, Bruce of Colorado Springs; daughter, Kansa Rae Unruh of Wichita; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the Audubon Heights Baptist Church, Colorado Springs. Swan Law Funeral Directors, Colorado Springs.


January 1996

MRS. IRENE M. HUGHES

LONGTON — Irene Maxine Hughes, 69, of Longton, died Jan. 13, 1996, at Mercy Hospital, Independence.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Longton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Mitchell officiating. Joan Baughman will be the organist, and Licia Nichols will sing “The Old Rugged Cross” and “When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder.”

Casket bearers will be Charles Bondi. Terry and Tony Brotherton, Kevin Christy, Paul Michael Davis and Kenneth Kramer. Burial will be in Longton Cemetery.

A memorial has been established with the Longton United Methodist Church. Contributions may be left at Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.

Hughes was born Jan. 20, 1926, near Longton to Tony and Ruby (Atkinson) Brotherton. She moved with her family to Split Log. Mo., at an early age, but they returned to Longton several years later.

On April 12, 1947, she married Frank Elvin Hughes at Moline. They lived in Longton before moving to Wichita in 1948. She was employed by Cero’s Candy Co. in Wichita for many years. In 1973, they returned to Longton.

Hughes was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church while living in Wichita.

Survivors include her husband, Frank Hughes: a son, Jimmy Hughes, El Dorado; three daughters, Pat Davis, Longton, Cathy Christy, Piano, Texas, and Sandy Olson, Carbondale; her mother, Ruby BrothertoN, and a brother, Max Brotherton. both of Longton: nine grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren.


Elk County Citizen - February 25, 1903

MR. JESSE H. HUGHES - Submitted by L. Morgan

OBITUARY
Jesse H. Hughes was born March 19, 1859 in Cass county, Illinois. When 8 years of age he went with his parents to Madison county, Iowa. While there, at the age of 10 he was converted to Christianity. He next moved to Ottawa, Kansas and from there to Elk county. He united with the M. E. church at Moline. On April 10, 1883, he was married to Mary A. Colgrove of Elk county. In 1892 they moved to Douglas county, Oregon, returning to Howard in 1900. Mr. Hughes was an honest industrious man and highly respected by all. His sufferings were terrible and lasted several months, and his death which occurred early Tuesday morning was expected. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. C. Richardson.


Howard Courant-Citizen - December 16, 1943

MRS. MARTHA L. HUGHES - Submitted by Lori Mentzel

Mr. and Mrs. James Hebb south of Howard received a message yesterday morning telling of the death of their daughter, Mrs. Guy M. Hughes at the Gluckner Sanitorium at Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she had been a patient for about two years. ... a son of Mr. and Mrs. Hughes is in the Army stationed at a camp in Washington ... Interment in Howard.

Mrs. Hughes had been in very frail health for several years and the family moved from Wichita to Colorado Springs in hopes the change would benefit Mrs. Hughes' condition. The many friends here extend deepest sympathy to the family and parents.


Howard Courant - December 1, 1927

MR. PERKINS K. HUGHES - Submitted by L. Morgan

Perkins Kincheloe Hughes was born in South Carolina, Kentucky, March the 18th, 1859. He died in Dinuba, California hospital November 23rd, 1927.

He came to Kansas in 1875 with his parents locating near Howard. On February 19th, 1884 he was united in marriage to Forence Virginia Huggins and to them were born 6 children, Mrs. Mamie McCoskey of near Howard, Mrs. George Shore of Bakersfield, California, Mrs. Lizzie Clark of Reedly, California, Walter Perkins Hughes of Arkansas City, Kansas. Mrs. Blanche Young of Howard, Guy M. Hughes of Wichita, Kansas.

He became a Christian while young and he has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Howard for a number of years.

His devoted wife departed this life in 1915. Besides his children, he leaves to mourn his departure, nine grandchildren, one sister and one brother; Mrs. Mamie Barackman of Howard and B.B. Hughes of Newark Valley, N.Y.

Funeral services were held at the M.E. church, Howard, Kansas, November 30, at 2 pm., conducted by Pastor Hoopingarner. Burial in Grace Lawn cemetery.


January 1995

MRS. WINIFRED L. HUGHES

Winifred Lucille Hughes, 71, died Thursday, January 5, 1995. She was a homemaker. Services were held Saturday, January 7, 1995 at the First Baptist Church in Haysville, Kansas. Interment was in Moline Cemetery in Moline.

Winifred was born July31, 1923 in Howard, Kansas to Hazel and Alva Stangle. She graduated from Moline High School in 1942. She married Chester Hughes on July 19, 1943 at Columbus. They were parents of twins. They moved to Wichita in May of 1949 and then to Haysville in 1951. She attended the Wichita Vo-Tech School to be a dental assistant. Winifred was an active member of the Church. She was involvcd in Sunday School and the Pray Change. She enjoyed gardening, dancing, shopping and cooking. She loved to have her grandchildren around. She enjoyed being a part of the lives of her children and grandchildren. She was a model grandmother.

She is survived by: her husband, Chester of Haysville; three sons, Gary of Zurick, Danny of Wichita, and Mark of Derby; two brothers, John of Wichita and Roy of Phoenix, Arizona; one sister, Nadine Balch of Formosa; her stepmother, Ruth Stangle of Oxford; three half-brothers, Al of Louisiana, Dwight of California and Mike Stangle of Texas; one half-sister, Karen Parsons of Oxford; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by one daughter when she was a few days old.


The Moline Advance - May 17, 1928

MR. B. F. HULL - Submitted by Dan Durbin

B. F. Hull, who has lived for a number of years on the farm he purchased from A. V. McMillian, three miles north of Moline, died Monday at Wichita after an illness of several months which became acute a short time before his death.

Mr. Hull leaves to mourn his departure his wife and three children; Everett Hull of Sheridan, Wyo., Clifford Hull of Howard and Mrs. L. P. Mills, who lives on a farm five miles north of Moline.

It is understood that the funeral will be conducted at the Mills home Friday.


December 8, 1980

MRS. BETTY J. HULL

Betty Jane Hull was born on November 22,1921 at Howard, Kansas to James and Lula Schul Hileman. She died at the West Elk High School in Howard.on Monday, December 8,1980 at the age of 59.

Betty attended school and grew to womenhood in the Howard area. On August 28, 1939 she was united in marriage to Harold "Speck" Hull at Fredonia, Kansas and to this union was born.one son.

In 1955:Betty became the owner of the Hiway Cafe in Howard and had a successful business for over ten years. Since August of 1968 she has been a cook for the school system at Howard, and was the Head Cook at West Elk High School at the time of her death. Betty is Past President of the American, Legion Auxiliary and served as president in 1956. She was preceded in death by her husband, "Speck", on October 18th of this year.

She ia survived by her son Jimmy and his wife Judith, of Towanda, Kansas; twc sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Force and Mrs. Blanche Whitmer both of Howard; two grandchildren Cathy and Chris of Towanda; an aunt, Mrs.Grace Eller of Moline; and several cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 11,1980 in the Zimmerman Funeral Home with Bernard Smith of the Howard Church of Christ officiating. Mrs. Robin Smith will be the organist with Carmalita Beaty singing "The Old Rugged Cross and "Beyond The Sunset". The casket bearers will be members of the American Legion Carter-Rader Post No. 149 at Howard. Interment will be held in the Grace Lawn Cemetery. A memorial has been established in her name and memory with the American Heart Association. The services are directed by the Zimmerman Funeral Home.


The Moline Review - February 23, 1900

MR. DAVID HULL - Submitted by Dan Durbin

David Hull Dead:
David Hull was born in Augusta county, Virginia, August 14, 1830, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry Gilman, Moline, Kansas, Thursday, February 22, 1900 at 12 o'clock of grip.

In 1853 Mr. Hull moved from Virginia to Indiana, and in '70 he came to Kansas locating near Moline where he resided on a farm until two or three years ago when he came to Moline to live.

Mr. Hull married March 19, 1863, but his wife lived only a short time dying July 4, 1866, leaving two daughters, Etta, now Mrs. Harry Gillman, and Vannie, now Mrs. John Gillman, both of Moline.

Since the death of his wife, Mr. Hull's sister, Margaret, kept house for him until '91 when she died at the age of 63. Since that his daughters kept house for him until their marriage when he went to live with Mrs. Harry Gillman.

Mr. Hull had six brothers and four sisters of whom three brothers, John, and Jacob, of Moline, Kansas, and Daniel, of Paris, Illinois; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Argenbright, of Virginia, aged 80, and Mrs. Amanda Hansell, of Indiana, survive him.

Mr. Hull had suffered patiently for several years from "lingering" consumption, to which was added a severe attack of the grip about one week before his death.

Funeral services were held today 2 o'clock at the M. E. church conducted by the Rev. Armstrong. Interment was made in the Moline cemetery.

We, with friends extend sympathy to relatives.


March 1996

MR. LLOYD C. HULL

LLoyd Chester Hull passed away Tuesday, March 5, 1996 at the William Newton Memorial Hospital in Winfield, KS. He was 75 years of age and a resident of Grenola. Lloyd was born February 8, 1921 at Grenola KS to Lester Oliver and Becky Frances (Ball) Hull. He attended school in the Grenola community and moved to Oregon at the age of nineteen.

In 1945, he married Birdie Nail at Portland, OR., and this marriage ended in 1959. On September 22, 1960, he married Harriett Lee Lowder at Englewood, CA. Lloyd was a professional welder throughout his life. He was employed for many years as a shipbuilder, and worked on construction projects in several states, including Kansas. After his retirement, Lloyd and Harriett returned to Grenola, in 1991.

At an early age, Lloyd was baptized into the Nazarene Church.

He is survived by his wife, Harriett; his sons, Casey of Leavenworth and Keith of Grenola; his daughters, Kelly Gustafson of Walnut Creek, CA. and Kim Fox of Arkansas City; a brother, Floyd of Lake Havasu City, AZ.; his sisters, Stella Dory of Grenola, Gladys Nail of Portland, OR.; and Bertha King of San Jose, CA.; and three grandchildren He was preceded in death by a son, Hopper Hull, his parents, and eight brothers and sisters.

Graveside services were held Friday, March 8, 1996 in Greenlawn Cemetery at Grenola with Rev. Clifford LaCrosse of Arkansas City officiating. Marty LaCrosse sang “One Day at a Time’ and “The Last Mile of the Way. The funeral arrangements were made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


Sedan Times-Star - March 19, 2008

MRS. LUCILLE P. HULL

Lucille P. Hull, 88, died Sunday, March 16,2008 at Winfield Rest Haven. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 20, at 1 p.m. at Miles Funeral Service. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Grenola. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, March 19, from 5-9 p.m. The family will greet visitors from 7-9 p.m.

Online condolences may be made at www.milesfuneralser-vice.com A memorial has been established in Lucille's name for Winfield Rest Haven. Contributions may be sent to Miles Funeral Service, 4001 E. Ninth Avenue, Winfield, KS 67156.


The Winfield Daily Courier - May 24, 2006

MR. SAMUEL L. HULL - Submitted by L. Morgan

GRENOLA- Samuel LeRoy Hull, 62, of Grenola, died May 22, 2006, at William Newton Hospital.

Cremation has taken place. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements were made by Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard.

Hull was born July 29, 1943, in Portland, Ore., to Miles Jake and Zurita Bernice (Nail) Hull. He lived his early years in the Portland area and attended David Douglas High School.

Hull married at an early age, and to this union was born a son, Samuel, Jr. and two daughters, Mary and Terri. The marriage later ended.

Hull entered the U. S. Navy on Aug. 31, 1960, and served until honorably discharged on June 22, 1964. He worked as an auto mechanic in Portland before moving to Tennessee in 1968. He was employed as a homebuilder during most of his life.

On Oct. 11, 1968, Hull married Mary Juanita Crawford at Goodlettsville, Tenn. They made their home in Tennessee, Michigan, Kentucky and Oregon before moving to Grenola in 1995. He served as mayor of Grenola until developing health problems.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Hull, of the home; a son, Samuel L. Hull, Jr., Hays; two daughters, Mary Hull, LaHabra, Calif., and Terri Rice, Salpulpa, Okla., a stepson, Grant Wayne Brown, Goodlettsville; a sister, Sandra Walsh, Grenola, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


Prairie Star - September 21, 2011

MR. DENNIE B. HULTZ

Dennie Burdell Hultz, 88, a resident of rural Longton, passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at his home. He was born July 12, 1923, in Cherryvale, the son of Dennie Boone and Delia (McGuire) Hultz.

During World War II, Dennie Served in the United States Navy. He was a member of the Community Christian Church in Independence. He was also a member of the VFW, American Legion and I.M. and A.W.U. Union. Dennie worked at Acme Foundry as a molder. He also worked for Continental Can, Sherwood Construction, Haliburtan and County Maintenance.

Dennie married Mary Nell Cameron and to this union was born two sons and three daughters. Mary preceded him in death in 1974. He later married Marylin Britain and she also preceded him in death. On March 7, 2003, Dennie married Bonnie L. Coats Darbro in Longton. She survives at home.

He is also survived by two sons, Jack Hultz of Tulsa Okla. and Ronnie Hultz of San Antonio, Texas; three daughters, Carolyn Felton of Nowata, Okla., Debbie Belt of Independence and Cheri Shaw of Bartlesville, Okla.; two step-sons, Dana Darbro of Americus, Kan. and Justin Darbro of Coffeyville; 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Dennie was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Glen and Ray, four sisters, Marie, Hilda, Myrtle and Leta.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Community Christian Church and may be left with the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Countryside-Zimmerman Funeral Home, Howard.


Unknown Newspaper - January 20, 1968

MR. BENJAMIN F. HUMPHRIES - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Lifetime Resident Of Grenola Dies
Benjamin Franklin (Frank) Humphries, 82, retired farmer and lifetime resident of the Grenola area, died Jan. 20 at the Hays Hospital in Cedar Vale after an apparent stroke.

Services were held Jan. 22 at the Watt Funeral Home Chapel in Moline with Rev. Wallace Wartick officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Grenola.

Born Jan. 25, 1885 at Leeds, Kan., he was the son of James Lewis Humphries.

His parents moved to this area from Kentucky. He was married to Goldie Mae Wilson June 8, 1911 at Sedan, Kan.

Survivors include his widow, Goldie, of the home; three sons, Cecil H., Leon, Kan.; Ellis F., Grenola and Wilbur F., Haysville; one daughter, Mrs. Eva Bilyeu, Winfield, and six grandchildren. Watt Funeral Home of Moline was in charge.


Elk County Citizen-Advance News - April 17, 1996

MR. ELLIS F. HUMPHRIES - Submitted by Billy L. Pate-Smith

Ellis Floyd Humphries passed away Wednesday, April 10, 1996, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita, Ks. He was 78 years of age and a resident of Grenola, KS. Ellis was born June 29, 1917 on a farm in Chautauqua County, south of Grenola, to Benjamin Franklin and Golda Mae (Wilson) Humphries. He attended Wolfe Creek rural school and Howard High School, Howard, KS.

On October 10, 1942 he married Grace Isabelle Mattocks at Augusta, KS. Ellis was employed at the Coleman Company in Wichita until moving to the climate of Mountainair, NM because of his asthma condition. He worked for two years in the signal department of the Santa Fe Railroad, before returning to Kansas in 1945.

Ellis worked for the Santa Fe Railroad in Grenola and was later employed by the rural electric company in Cedar Vale, KS as well as western Kansas. Also, he worked several years for the Boeing Aircraft Company in Wichita, and the Elk County Road Department. In 1967, Ellis became custodian at the Grenola school, and later as custodian in the Burden, KS schools until retiring in 1982.

Ellis enjoyed being outdoors and spent many hours hunting, fishing, and trapping. He was baptized into the Grenola Christian Church on October 10, 1954.

He is survived by his wife, Isabelle of Grenola; two sons, Roland Humphries, of Moline, KS and Ellis Humphries, Jr. of Winfield, KS; a daughter, Loretta Rae MacCready and her husband, Bill, of Grenola; a brother, Wilbur Humphries of Mulvane, KS; a sister, Eva Bilyeu of Olathe, KS; two grandsons, Steven Humphries of Tyro, KS and Donnie MacCready of Grenola, and two granddaughters, Kimberly Humphries of Emporia, KS and Jessica Humphries of Latham, KS. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Cecil; an infant son; and a granddaughter, Tanya Humphries.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 13, 1996, at the Grenola Christian Church with Rev. Wallace Wartick officiating. Judy Wolfe was the pianist. Judy and David Wolfe sang "Beyond The Sunset" and "Amazing Grace." The casket bearers were Max Allison, Darrell Burdett, Gary Kinnaman, Delbert Lampson, Buck Liebau, and Carl Gene Wolfe. The honorary casket bearers were Bob Lampson, Rob Shore, Glen Trogdon, Bill Tyler, and Bob Ware. Interment was held in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Grenola. A memorial has been established with the Grenola Christian Church. Contributions may be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements were made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


Elk County Citizen-Advance News - April 30, 1997

MR. ROLAND FLOYD HUMPHRIES - Submitted by Billy L. Pate-Smith

Roland Floyd Humphries passed away Saturday, April 26, 1997 at his home in Moline, KS. He was 50 years of age. "Ron," as he was known, was born March 25, 1947 at Cedar Vale, KS. to Ellis Floyd Sr. and Grace Isabelle (Mattocks) Humphries. He attended school at Grenola, KS. and graduated from Grenola High School in 1965.

In 1966, Ron joined the United States Army and served in Vietnam. He was discharged in 1968 and served in the Army Reserve until 1972. Ron was employed at Cessna in Wichita and the MK&O railroad for several years, but worked most of his life at the Moline Feed Store before becoming disabled in 1989.

During his life, Ron was married to Brenda Russell and later married Valeta Sue Suiter. Both marriages ended in divorce.

He enjoyed spending time fishing and hunting. Ron was baptized in the Grenola Christian Church on June 29, 1958 and remained a member throughout his life.

He is survived by a son, Steven Humphries of Tyro, KS.; a daughter, Melissa Reeves of Denton, TX.; a brother, Ellis Humphries Jr. of Winfield, KS.; a sister, Loretta Rae MacCready of Grenola; one grandchild, a nephew, two nieces, several cousins, and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tanya Humphries, and his father, Ellis Humphries Sr.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, April 30, 1997 at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Grenola with Rev. Wallace Wartick of the Grenola Christian Church officiating. Lloyd G. Zimmerman sang "Beyond the Sunset." Military services were conducted by Ferguson-Spease American Legion Post #388 of Moline. Memorials have been established with the Grenola Christian Church and the Ferguson-Spease American Legion Post #388 at Moline. Contributions may be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements were made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


The Winfield Courier - April 15, 2008

MRS. GRACE I. HUMPHRIES - Submitted by L. Morgan

GRENOLA - Grace Isabelle Humphries, 86, of Grenola, died April 13, 2008, at Twilight Manor in Howard.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Grenola Christian Church. Pastor Gary Bowles will officiate.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials to the Grenola Historical Society or the Grenola Public Library. Contributions can be mailed to Countryside Funeral Home, P.O. Box 247, Fredonia, KS 66736. Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com. Arrangements are being handled by Zimmerman Funeral Home, Howard.

Mrs. Humphries was born on May 25, 1921, in Cedar Vale, to George Ervine and Cora Belle (Comer) Mattocks. She graduated from Cedar Vale High School in 1939.

On Oct. 10, 1942, she married Ellis F. Humphries in Augusta. She worked at the Cudahy Packing Co. for a short time before she and her husband moved to Mountain Air, N.M. They returned to Grenola in 1945 where she worked as a homemaker.

She and her husband were married for 53 years until his death on April 10, 1996. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Ellis F. Humphries, and Roland Humphries.

She was a member of the Grenola Christian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Loretta Rae MacCready, Grenola,; a son, Ellis Humphries Jr., Winfield; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


August, 1990

MISS TANYA M. HUMPHRIES - Submitted by Freida Wells

Tanya M. Humphries, 21, died Sunday in the Wilson County Hospital in Neodesha. She was born September 18, 1968 in Cedar Vale. Parents were Roland Humphries and Brenda Kay Russell.

Tanya lived in Neodesha for two years and was a graduate of Sedan High School. She was employed at Casey’s General Store in Neodesha. Services were Wednesday, August 29, 1990 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Christian Chutch in Grcnola. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Grenola. Minister was Rev. Wallace Wartick.

Survivors include father, Roland Humphries of Moline; mother and step-father, Brenda and Jim Shue of Neodesha; greatgrandmother, Mrs. Stella Dory of Grcnola; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Marlene Tiger of Fredonia; paternal grandparents, Ellis and Isabel Humphries of Grenola; step-grandmother, Mrs. Billie Shue of Independence; two half brothers, Church Phillips of Neodesha and Steven Humphries of Independence; and half-sister, Mrs. Michelle Kirkland of Neodesha.


Unknown Newspaper - April 20, 1987

MRS. MAXINE E. HUNTINGTON - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Maxine E. Huntington died Monday, April 20, 1987, at Mercy Hospital in Independence. She was 80 years of age. Maxine was born on March 26, 1907 on a farm near Longton to William and Lovie Kimzey.

She married Walter H. Russell on February 20, 1929. To this union was born a daughter, Shirley Ann, who was born on July 11, 1930.

She was a lifetime resident of Longton and was a devoted wife and mother. On February 21, 1957, her daughter, Shirley Ann Gunter, died leaving four children. After the death of her husband, Walter, on February 8, 1965, she remained in Longton and on October 1, 1969 she married Dee A. Huntington. Mr. Huntington preceded her in death on January 21, 1980.

Maxine was a dedicated member of the Longton United Methodist Church and was very active in the Church Circle. She was a charter member of the Friendly 14 Club and an active member of the Longton Senior Center, the Elk County CowBelles and the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her brother, C. Beryl Kimzey of Longton; and his family; Maxine's nephew, Richard Kimzey; her two grandnieces, Renee Moore and Rhonda Kimzey and her great-grand niece, Mandy; her son-in-law, J. B. Gunter and his wife, Beulah of Amarillo, Tex.; her four grandchildren, Russell Gunter of Little Rock, Ark.; Barbara Burton of Johnson City, Tenn.; Shellie Sims of Dallas, Tex.; and Diane Brown of Amarillo, Tex.; and her five great-granddaughters, Kimzey Gunter, Elisha Burton, Sarah Gunter, Laura Gunter and Rachel Gunter; her step-son Gerald Huntington and his wife Virginia of Longton; and her three step-grandchildren, Jane Osburn of Elk City; Mark Huntington of Pratt; and John D. Huntington of Manhattan. She is also survived by numerous other nieces, nephew, cousins and other relatives as well as her beloved friends of Longton.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 23, 1987 at the Longton United Methodist Church with Rev. John Vaughan officiating. Mrs. Juanita O'Dell and Mrs. Helen Scott sang "In The Garden" and "Take My Hand Precious Savior," with Mrs. Joan Baughman providing the organ and piano music. The casket bearers were John Huntington, Lawrence Jontra, mark Huntington, Ed Moore, Kevin Kimzey and Roger Hadlock. Burial was held at the Longton Cemetery. Memorials have been established with the Longton Senior Center and the Longton Methodist Church. Contributions may be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements were made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


May 1995

MR. BOBBY J. HUNSUCKER

Bobby Joe Hunsucker died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Monday, May 29, 1995 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. He was 20 years of age. Bobby was born November 17, 1974 at Wichita to John J. and Patricia Joan (Lamb) Hunsucker. He lived his early years in Mulvane, then moved with his fatuity to Moline where he began school.

Bobby attended West Elk Junior-Senior High School in Howard until the eighth grade and completed the ninth grade at Cherryvale. During these yeats, Bobby was a member of the West Elk F.F.A. and the Paw Paw Lucky Clover 4-H. He enjoyed participating in schoolsports, and especially baseball and basketball.

He began working with his father as a carpenter in house construction and had been employed by Garrett Painting during the past year.

He is survived by his wife. Michelle Harrod and his daughter Tanya Hunsucker, both of Howard, his parents John and Patricia Hunsucker of Burden, four brothers, John “ Fud” Hunsucker of Moline. Claude Hunsucker of Wichita, Ronnie Hunsucker of Douglass, and Tom Hunsucker of Burden; six sisters, Connie Streit of Wichita, Linda Bakken of hidependence. Peggy White and Debbie McKenzie, both of Cherryvale, Mary Hunsucker of Burden, and Kathy Hunsucker of Pittsburg, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Christopher, and his grandparents.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 2, 1995 at the Zimmerman Funeral Hone in Howard with Rev. Robin Haines of the Flint Hills Assembly of God in Howard officiating. Recorded selections were played of ‘The Dance” by Garth Brooks, and “When Goodbye Was A Word’ by Trisha Yearwood. The casket bearers were Travis Gragg, Steve Hinkle, Claude Hunsucker, Ronnie Hunsucker, David Nungesser, and John Thompson. Interment was held in the Elk Falls Cemetery at Elk Falls. The Bobby Hunsucker Memorial has been established for the benefit of his daughter Tanya Hunsucker. Contriburtions may be let with the funeral home or at the Howad State Bank in Howaid or Moline. The funeral anangements were made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


Flint Hills Express - January 17, 2007

MR. RALPH L. HUNT - Submitted by L. Morgan

Ralph Leon Hunt, 79, died Dec. 25, 2006 in Englewood. He was born on April 11, 1927 in Grenola, Kan., to Lloyd and Ellsie (Baker) Hunt. He married Dorothy Parker on May 15, 1949 in Howard, Kansas.

He served in the U. S. Air Force during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Canon City; two sons, Gary Hunt and wife Lynette of Woodland Park and Alan Hunt of Boulder; daughter Kathy Manuszak and husband Paul of Canon City; brother Ellis Hunt and wife Betty of Clifton; Sister Bonnie Reeves of Cedarvale, Kan., five gradnchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial service was held Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006 at the Canon Community Baptist Church with Pastor David Almanzar and Pastor Pat Pattison officiating.

Arrangements were made through Holt Family Funeral Home.


Unknown Newspaper - November 2, 1960

MRS. ELIZABETH A. HUNTINGTON - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Elizabeth Ann Corder, eldest child of Benjamin and Martha Corder was born February 15, 1878, at Linnville, Iowa, and passed away November 2, 1960, at the home of her daughter, Clara Steward and Mr. Steward with whom she had made her home the past year.

She was united in marriage on January 1, 1896, to Lon Huntington at Cedar Vale, Kansas. To this union was born seven children, Mrs. Ethel Brooks, Shidler, Oklahoma; Mrs. Clara Steward, Grenola, Kansas; Mrs. Lola Bacca, Palm Springs, California; Mrs. Helen Brough, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Dee of Longton and Don of Moline. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Rosa Rodman, Richmond, California, 16 grandchildren 29 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, a number of other relatives and a host of friends.

To us who know and loved her, her loss is irreparable. Her sole aim in life was not for self but for others. Her family, her friends and neighbors were her life. To us who remain here can be but one comfort that she has been called home by Him whose poser is supreme in all things and that she is where peace and rest prevail forever. She was a loyal and faithful member of the Moline Christian church where she was ever ready to help where needed as long as she was able.

She was preceded in death by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Hazel Plummer, her father and mother and one brother, Frank.

Funeral services for Elizabeth Ann Huntington were held Nov. 4, 1960, 2:00 p. m. at the Moline Christian Church, Rev. Robert Schultz, assisted by Rev. Laura Bradbury, officiated. Rev. Glen Epp sang "Near to the Heart of God" and "Precious Memories," accompanied by Mrs. Epp at the piano.

Interment was made in the Moline Cemetery under the direction of The Watt Funeral Home. Pallbearers were: Dr. M. L. Rees, Ray Nicholson, T. H. Foust, Clair Horn, Fred Axtell, and H. O. Peden.


Prairie Star - June 27, 2012

MRS. VIRGINIA L. HUNTINGTON

Virginia Lea Huntington, 81, of Longton, passed away Monday evening June 18, 2012, at the Cherryvale Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

A Memorial Visitation was held Monday, June 25, 2012, at the Moline United Methodist Church in Moline. A private inurnment will be at a later date. The family has requested memorial contributions to the Moline Alumni Association Scholarship Fund and they may be sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS 67301.

Mrs. Huntington was born March 10, 1931, at Moline, to Melvin A. “Jack” and Ivah Aline (McGuire) Brace. She attended schools in the Star neighborhood and graduated from Moline High School and Southwestern College. She taught Home Economics and English for 38 years in the Goddard, Salina, and Elk County school districts.

She boarded a plane with her wedding dress in a box and married Gerald L. “Cork” Huntington in Newport, R.I., as he was serving active duty in the Navy during the Korean War, and he survives at the home.

She attended the Moline United Methodist Church, was a member of Alpha Tau Delta Kappa Gamma Teacher’s Sorority, Friends of Elk Falls, the Elk County Historical Society, and was curator of the Prairie Gem Schoolhouse in Elk Falls.

Survivors of Virginia Lea Huntington in addition to her husband include two sons, John David and his wife Sheila of Longton, Mark Lee and his wife Stefanie of Delaware, Okla., one daughter Jane Ellen and her husband Steve Osburn of Elk City, one brother David Brace and his wife Marilyn of Moline; six grandchildren, Allison and Brace Osburn, Kyle and Brittney Huntington and Dylan Hammons and Marshal Huntington.

To those who knew and loved her, her loss is irreparable. Her sole aim in life was not for herself, but for others. Her husband, children and grandchildren were the joy of her life. We who remain know she has been called home by Him and she is where peace, rest and good health prevail forever.

The family has entrusted the services to Webb Family Funeral Service of Independence. Online condolences may be left at www.webbfamilyfuneralservice.com.


The Moline Review - May 8, 1908

MASTER HUPFER - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Died from Swallowing a Screw
The eighteen year old son of Mrs. And Mrs. Herman Hupfer who live four miles west of town died Wednesday May 6 from the result of swallowing a screw, which caught in his throat and pierced the wind-pipe.


The Moline Advance - October 13, 1921

MISS VIOLA D. HUPFER - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Death of Viola Hupfer
Miss Viola D. Hupfer was born at Vermillion, Kansas, December 25, 1894, and moved with her parents to Elk County about 18 years ago and live here except while taking training as a nurse at Independence until her death which occurred October 8, 1921.

Miss Hupfer was a young lady of lovely character and was enthusiastic in her chosen profession of nursing. She took training at the Montgomery County Hospital at Independence and was granted a diploma but was stricken with a fatal disease in the course of her duties. She was a patient sufferer for many months and accepted her fate with a quiet resignation.

Miss Hupfer was a member of the Christian church at Independence and in character was noble, upright and filled with christian grace and christian fortitude. Her pastor, Rev. F. L. Pettit, of Independence came to speak at her funeral. The Superintendent of the Nurses at the Hospital, Miss Cromwell, and five nurses, in costume, Misses Nash, McClanahan, Barfield, Connor and Bracken acted as honorary pall bearers. The acting pall bearers were friends of her girlhood; Mesdames Clio Smith, T. O. Edwards, Frank Street, Arch McSpadden, Geo. Myrick and Miss Ruth Falkenrich.

Funeral services were held at the Christian church in Moline, Monday, October 10th, at 2:00 p.m. conducted by Rev. F. L. Pettit of Independence and Rev. E. A. Kerr, the pastor of the local church. Interment was in Moline cemetery.

Miss Hupfer leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hupfer who live on the farm west of town, two sisters, Mrs. Leonard Croft and Miss Inez Hupfer of Moline,……..(rest of article not available.)


Howard Courant - January 26, 1939

MR. JAMES M. HUPP - Submitted by L. Morgan

OBITUARY -- HUPP
James Minor Hupp, son of Mr. and Mrs. Minor B. Hupp, was born in Osage county, Kansas, February 2, 1869, and passed away January 20, 1939 at 3:45 p.m., at the age of 69 years, 11 months and 18 days.

He was married to Edith Riggs August 31, 1900 and they moved to their home near Howard. To this union were born five children, Mrs. Glee Innes of Antioch district, Mrs. Greta Crumrine of this city, Mrs. Dorothy DeYoung of Riveria, California, Miss Jimmie Doris Hupp of Huntington Park, California, and James Jr., of the home address.

He had spent practically all his mature life in Elk county, as a farmer and stockraiser, and had formed many friendships here. He was a kind and loving husband and father, and was ever faithful to his trust--always doing what was right.

He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife and children, three sons-in-laws; five grandchildren, Iva, Ilene, J. A., Donnie, and Ray Innes; five brothers, Rev. J. M Hupp of Scotia, New York; H. E. Hupp and George Hupp of Los Angeles, California; T. A. Hupp of Overbrook, Kansas and J. W. Hupp of Monte Rose, Colorado, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mr. Hupp was a member of the Howard Baptist church and was also a member of the Howard I.O.O.F. Lodge.

Funeral services were held from the Howard Baptist church, Monday, January 23, 1939, at 2:30 p.m., Rev. J. S. Bunch of Fredonia, in charge. Interment in Grace Lawn cemetery, Howard, Kansas.


Elk County Citizen - January 25, 1900

MR. HEROD HURST - Submitted by L. Morgan

Died, at his home in Union Center township, Elk county, Kansas, January 20, 1900, at 8:20 p.m., Herod Hurst, aged 86 years 8 months and 8 days.

Mr. Hurst was born in Louden county, Virginia, in 1813, living there until he was 20 years of age, when he went west, as it was then called, traveling on foot to Warren county, Ohio, where he settled. In 1835 he was united in marriage to Nancy Kelsey. There their children were born, consisting of five girls and seven boys, the girls and one boy dying in childhood, the eldest son dying in Missouri five years ago. His wife and five sons still survive him, Keenan, Jefferson and Thomas Hurst living in this county, one in Illinois and one in Colorado.

In 1871 he with his family emigrated from Ohio to Kansas, settling in Linn county, where he resided until 1894, when he moved to Elk county.

Mr. Hurst was at his death and had been for forty-five years a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.

Services were held, conducted by pastor MacKenzie, Sunday afternoon and the remains laid to rest in Grace Lawn cemetery.

The family have the sympathy of all in their great bereavement.


Elk County Citizen - March 6, 1907

MRS. NANCY HURST - Submitted by L. Morgan

Died, at the residence of her son, Jefferson Hurst, in Howard, Kansas, on February 27, 1907, aged 87 years, 9 months, and 19 days.

Nancy Kelsey was born in Warren county, Ohio, May 9th, 1819 and was married to Heord Hurst, October 18th, 1834 and resided in her native state of Ohio, until the year 1870, when they moved to Kansas locating in Linn county, where they lived until the year 1893 when they moved to Elk county.

To this union were born ten children, five of whom are living. The husband and father died about seven years ago at the age of 86 years and 8 months.


Prairie Star - November 5, 2008

MASTER BRODY A. HURT

Brody Allen Hurt entered heaven's gates bn Nov. 3, 2008 after 8 years and 23 days of touching the hearts and lives of everyone he met.

He was born Oct. 12, 2000, the son of Shawn A. and Carey D. (Miller) Hurt, and big sister Kylie.

Brody evened the score to 2 girls and 2 boys in the household. In Brody's opinion, the boys always won. He loved to say "Bro's before Doe's" with a knuckle bump with dad. Brody loved all things boy...baseball, tractors, fishing, hunting, 4-wheelers, golf, sand piles and staying with his grandparents. He was most happy on the 4 wheeler at Grandpa and Grandma Hurt's or in the big ol' Ford pickup with Grandpa and Grandma Miller. Brody had a knack for persuasive arguing and ended most sentences with, "right dad?"

Brody had many friends that spread across the United States. Brody has been best friends with Zoe since birth. When he started school, Brody made another best friend, Tim. He loved Zoe and Tim and missed them so much during his illness. He also loved school and missed his classmates and teachers from Severy Elementary while he was away for treatment.

On Sept. 11, 2007 Brody was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer. Brody's diagnosis came about after he started having severe leg pain in the last weeks of his kindergarten year. Brody spent the last 13 1/2 months of his young life giving his all fighting the cancer. He endured many rounds of chemotherapy and radiation, surgeries, long hospital stays and painful research treatments. All throughout treatments Brody was concerned about being a bother to others, even though he was hurting and not feeling well.

In the end, God proved what we had known all along, that Brody was extra special and was needed in heaven. His exit from this life is way too soon for all who love him but we know he can now walk, run, and play baseball again. We will miss forever his voice, laughter and arguments.

Survivors include parents Shawn A. and Carey D. Hurt, Severy; sister Kylie Hurt, Sev-ery; grandparents Don and Juanita Miller, Grenola, and Jerry and Judy Hurt, Sedan; great-grandparents Helen Copeland, Howard, DeWayne Triboulet, Longton, and Mary Burt, Fall River; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Brody was met in heaven by his great-grandparents whom he never met: Albert and Grace Miller and Roy and Edith Hurt and Benny Burt.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at the Severy Elementary School, with Pastor Tony Pameticky of the Severy Baptist Church officiating. Viewing will take place after the funeral service. Visitation will not be held at the funeral home. Burial will be at the South Lawn Cemetery in Severy.

The family suggests memorial contributions to The Brody Hurt Severy Enhancement Memorial Fund and may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences may be at: www. countrysidefh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard.


November 1995

MRS. EDITH M. HURT

Edith Minnie Hurt, 72, of Severy, died Tuesday, November 21, 1995, at her home. She was born February 27, 1923, at Caddo Gap, Ark., the daughter of Judson Willard and Alice Belle (Smith) Griblin. The family moved to Virgil when she was a child and she attended school there.

In 1940, Edith was united in marriage to James Cheever at Howard. On October 3, 1945, she was married to Roy Edgar Hurt at El Dorado. They lived in the Greenwood County area throughout their lives and made their home in Severy for many years.

She was a member of the Severy Baptist Church.

Survivors include sons, Jim Cheever and Jerry Hurt, both of Sedan, Roy Edwin Hurt of Severy and Larry Hurt of Climax; daughter, Jean Wade of Severy; brother, John Griblin of Eureka; 23 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy in 1973, son, William Robert "Bill" Cheever, parents, sister, May Clark and grandson, Mark Allen Hurt.

Funeral services were held November 24 at the Severy Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Pameticky officiating. Interment followed in the South Lawn Cemetery at Severy.

» A memorial has been established in her name with the Severy Baptist Church. Contributions may be sent in care of the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard, which was in charge of arrangements.


Prairie Star - march 25, 2009

MRS. MARY F. HURT

Mary Fae Hurt, 81, a resident of Fall River, passed away Friday, March 20, 2009, at Pleasant Valley Skilled Nursing in Sedan.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 23, at 10 a.m. at Fall River Christian Church. Burial took place in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Fall River.

A memorial has been established in Mary's name with the Fall River Christian Church and may be sent to Timmons Funeral Home, PO Box 168, Fredonia, KS 66736.


Unknown Newspaper - January 12, 1939

DR. ROBERT C. HUTCHESON - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Dr. Hutcheson Was Laid To Rest Last Sunday
Robert Charles Hutcheson, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Hutcheson, was born near Bellfountain, Ohio, on December 25, 1858, and passed away at Elk Falls on January 5, 1939, having reached the age of 80 years and 11 days.

His parents came west in August of the year 1865, and bought a farm near Olathe, Kansas. Here he grew to manhood and had all the privileges of a family of nine in those pioneer days. He received his education in the schools of Johnson County, Kansas University, and the Medical School in Kansas City.

Early in life he joined the Reform Presbyterian Church of Olathe and throughout his life was always active in church work. His interest in the various churches he attended in other places where he made his home was very genuine. The Elk Falls M.E. Church where he attended during the many years of his residence there, will long remember his loyal support and the inspiration of his faithfulness.

In 1890, the Doctor went to Cottonwood Falls, Kansas to practice medicine. There he was united in marriage with Miss Stella Kerr, and to this union three children were born: Robert Kerr of Enid; Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Momma of Howard; and Walter McKinley of Hutchinson, who passed away many years ago. His was a Christian home and the members of it enjoyed the resultant blessings which will be to them a sacred memory. In 1892, Dr. and Mrs. Hutcheson decided to locate in Coats, Kansas, where he had a drug store and here he also practiced medicine and dentistry for 16 years.

He was a member of the Kansas legislature for two terms under Gov. Stanley and Gov. Bailey. The Dr. had a very cheerful and hopeful nature which won him many friends, and because he was ever honest and upright in all his dealing, they held him high esteem.

In 1908, Dr. and Mrs. Hutcheson moved to Topeka where he practiced dentistry until 1914 when they moved to Kansas City, Mo., where he was an instructor in the Western Dental College for six years. But the doctor never gave up the idea of practicing medicine and in 1920 they moved to Elk Falls for this purpose. For 19 years he has given his best in every possible way for the uplift and betterment of this community, and his influence will be most sorely missed. One of his great ambitions was to have a high school here. He was the high school treasurer from the time there was such a school until the present time. He made the high school what it is today. He was always interested in the welfare of others, even while ill and so weak, he would ask how the sick were.

The Holy Scripture was ever his comfort, especially during his last illness, and he would often be heard to say, "Oh, I'm so tired", and at last God took him home to be at rest with him.

He leaves to mourn his departure besides his bereaved wife and children, one grandson, Robert Charles Hutcheson, Enid; two sisters, Mrs. J.W. McGee and Mrs. S.C McCellan of Olathe; two brothers, C.R. Hutcheson, Olathe; and M.S. Hutcheson, Morning Sun, Iowa.

After a brief service in the home, funeral services were held in the Methodist Church of Elk Falls, Sunday afternoon, January 8, 1939, at 2 p.m. by Rev. Hjalmar Larson. Interment was made in the Elk Falls cemetery.


Moline Advance - May 19, 1921

MR. DANIEL H. HUTTON - Submitted by L. Morgan

Daniel Harrison Hutton, was born in Crawford County, Kansas, November 29, 1889, and died at Green Gables Sanitarium in Lincoln, Nebraska, May 13, 1921, aged 32 years, 5 months, and 14 days.

Harry moved with his parents to Elk County at the age of eight and lived there with his parents until they moved to Atkinson, Nebraska, in 1910. In December he came to Lincoln, Nebraska for treatment for conditions that resulted from an attack of influenza and which finally resulted in cancer.

Harry was a young man of excellent habits and was well liked by all who knew him. He leaves to mourn his death, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hutton, one sister, and one brother, a nephew and a grandmother.

His father brought the body to Moline Sunday, May 17th, and funeral services were held at the Christian Church Sunday evening, conducted by Rev. H. A. Kerr. The pall bearers were his former school mates when he attended district school in this county. They were Walter, Frank, Fred, and Dan Street, Orvin Scogin and Frank Wyant. After services at the church, interment was made in the Grenola cemetery where his grandmother, Mrs. Livingston, is buried.

Mr. and Mrs. Hutton have the sincere sympathy of many friends in their sore bereavement.


Howard Courant - April 8, 1948

MR. JAMES E. HUTTON - Submitted by L. Morgan

OBITUARY-HUTTON
James Elijah Hutton was born near Monticello, Jones county, Iowa, May 18, 1862. He was a son of William Washington Hutton and Martha Jane Ennis Hutton.

The Hutton family, who were of Scotch descent, and the Ennis family of Irish descent, moved from Ohio and Pennsylvania in a very early day. James E. Hutton and Martha Jane Ennis both removed to Iowa at this time with their parents. When Mr. Hutton was 17 years of age, he moved from Iowa with his sister, Almira Hutton Newman to Sullivan county, Missouri. Here he spent two years. He then moved to Decatur county, Iowa, where he lived for two more years among the Mormons. He helped in the hauling of the rocks for the construction of the Mormon temple.

Mr. Hutton then moved to Bennet, Nebraska where he met Margaret Anna Livingston whom he had known in early childhood. On November 5, 1885, they were united in marriage at Lincoln, Nebraska. To this union were born three children, Elmer of Pueblo, Colorado; Mrs. Beulah Montgomery of Howard, and Daniel Harrison or "Harry" Hutton, who passed away in 1921. Mrs. Hutton preceded him in death August 14, 1939.

Mr. and Mrs Hutton came to Kansas soon after their marriage and Mr. Hutton was employed in railroad construction, after which he went to work in the coal fields near Frontenac, Kansas. After five years in the coal mining inductry he moved to a farm in the Frontenac community. He farmed in southeastern Kansas until 1896, when the family moved to Elk county and purchased a farm near Moline. In 1910 Mr Hutton again went to the state of Nebraska where he worked on a 1000 acre stock ranch near Atkinson. In 1917 he returned to his farm in Elk county.

The Huttons moved to Howard, Kansas, February 28, 1935. Mr. Hutton was received into the Howard Methodist church by Dr. T. R. Heath through confession of faith and baptism December 21, 1941. Being unable to come to the church he was baptized and received the vows in his home. He was also a member of the Grange lodge.

Mr. Hutton was honest in his business dealings, clean in his habits of speech and expressed his faith in God and Christ long before he made his decision to unite with the church.

Mr. Hutton was very fond of playing games and enjoyed so much having his close friends and neighbors come and play croquet with him.

He is survived by two brothers, Chas. D. Hutton of Gentry, Arkansas and LeRoy W. of Bennet, Nebraska; by a son, Elmer Hutton of Pueblo, Colorado, and the daughter, Mrs. Beulah Montgomery, of the home. He is also survived by four grandchildren, two great grandchildren, a number of nieces and nephews and many friends. He departed this life Wednesday, March 31, 1948, at the age of 85 years, 10 months, and 13 days.

Funeral services were held at the Moon Chapel in Howard at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 3rd, conducted by Rev. P.L. Mitchell, pastor of the Howard Methodist church. The pall bearers were Walter Stgreet, Frank Street, Dan Street, Fred Street, Jess Sallee and Carl Sallee. Burial was in Green Lawn cemetery at Grenola, Kansas.


The Citizen - August 16, 1939

MRS. MARGARET A. L. HUTTON - Submitted by L. Morgan

Margaret Anna Livingston Hutton was born on January 7, 1865 near Monticello, Jones county, Iowa, and died on August 14, 1939 at her home in Howard, Kansas, where the family have resided since February 28, 1935.

Margaret Anna Livingston was a daughter of Daniel Livingston (and Mary Jane Balch), who in turn was a son of Donald Livingston. (Remaining paragraph omitted)

When five years of age she played with James Elijah Hutton, whom she afterward married in Lincoln, Nebraska on November 5, 1885. In 1887 the Hutton family moved to Kansas, first living in the north part of the state, then moving to the coal fields near Frontenac, Kansas.

They came to Elk county, Kansas in 1896, settling on a farm near Moline. In 1910 the family moved to Atkinson, Nebraska, where they owned a thousand acre stock ranch. They resided on this ranch until 1917 when they returned to their Elk county farm which they had owned during their residence in Nebraska.

This home was blessed by three children, two boys and a girl. One boy, Daniel Harrison Hutton died May 13, 1921.

Mrs. Hutton is survived by her husband and her daughter, Mrs. Beulah Sorey and a grandson, Richard Montgomery of the home, and one son Elmer Hutton of Pueblo, Colorado. She is also survived by one brother Archie Livingston of Portland, Oregon; four grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.


Unknown Newspaper - September 8, 1995

MR. CHARLES S. HYLER

Charles S. Hyler, 72, of Ruby, AR., died Friday, September 8, 1995, at his home. He was a retired carpenter and an Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include is wife, Lillian (Light) Hyler; three daughters, Patsy Ann O'Conner of Fort Smith, Ar., Judy K. Workman, and Ruby F. Tamblyn, both of Rudy, AR.; two sons, Charles S. Hyler Jr. of Booneville, AR., and Donald Lee Hyler of Rudy, AR.; three brothers, Ralph of Rudy, AR., John of Claremore, OK., and Herbert C. of Howard; eleven grandchildren, and seven greatgrandchildren.

Funeral service was held September 11, 1996 at Ocker Memorial Chapel. Burial was at Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Ronald Hyler.. Randy Risenhoover, Argest Hyler. Danny Hyler, John O'Conner, and Jeff Yarnell. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Sallee . and Donnie Belt.


Prairie Star - May 2011

INFANT DALTON J. HYLER

Dalton James Hyler died unexpectedly prior to birth on Monday, May 9, 2011. He was delivered at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.

"Precious Little One" I'm just a precious little one
who didn't make it there I went straight to be with Jesus,
but I'm waiting for you here. Many dwelling here where I live, waited years to enter in.

Struggled through a world of sorrow,
A world marred with pain and sin,
Thank you for the life you gave me,
it was short but don't complain J have all Heaven's Glory
suffered none of earth's great pain.
Thank you for the name you gave me,
I'd have loved to bring it fame.
But if I'd lingered in earth's shadows,
I would have suffered just the same.
So sweet family - don't you sorrow
Wipe those tears and chase the gloom.
I went straight to Jesus' arms
from my loving Mother's womb
~ Author Unknown

Survivors include parents Rodney and Heather (Shay) Hyler of the home rural Buxton, Kan., paternal grandparents Darrell and Diane Hyler of Howard, maternal grandparents Frank and Jane Shay rural Buxton, Kan., paternal great-grandparents Herb and Harriet Hyler of Howard. Dalton was preceded in death by great-grandparents Warren and Frankie Shay and J.C. and Mary Hope Wiseman.

Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the late Shelly Shay children's school fund and may be sent to the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.countrysidefh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Countryside Funeral Home, Fredonia.


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