Elk County Citizen - August 31, 1904|
MR. CHARLES J. JACKSON - Submitted by L. Morgan
Death of Charlie Jackson
With his parents he came to Kansas in 1868, and to Elk County in 1870, and has ever since been a resident of this county, for many years residing in Moline.
He was married to Miss Lizzie Chancellor September 3, 1884, who with one son, survives him.
Mr. Jackson had been in ill health for several months, and over a year ago was obliged to give up his position as local locomotive engineer with the Santa Fe in Moline.
He was on a visit to his father in Longton when he was stricken with typhoid fever, his vitality was low and his strength not sufficient to carry him safely through it. He was buried in Longton, Wednesday, a goodly number attending from Moline, Elk Falls and Howard.
Mr. Jackson was a Woodman, a Royal Neighbor, and Odd Fellow, and a Mason and at his request, the Masonic ritual was used at his funeral, the other orders of which he was also a beloved member, paying their respects by representative delegations.
He united with the Congregational church while residing at Longton. During his last illness he spoke of his faith in God, his trust in Christ, and his hope for the future. The services at the church were conducted by Rev. Newton Hill, of Elk Falls, assisted by Rev. Bosworth, of the Longton Congregational church.
The Longton News - October 12, 1906
MR. Daniel W. JACKSON - Submitted by Dan Durben
D. W. JACKSON DEAD
Died-at his home on Kansas Avenue, Longton, Kansas, Thursday, Oct. 11, 1906, Daniel W. Jackson, Aged 65 years 11 months and 25 days.
Funeral services will be held at the M. E. church, Sunday, Oct 14, 1906 at 2 o'clock p. m. under direction of the Longton Lodge No. 26, A. F. & A. M.
From THE LONGTON NEWS Oct 19, 1906
D. W. JACKSON
February 21, 1861 he was united in marriage to Miss Margaret Evans. To them were born eight children, five sons and three daughters, of whom only two sons and a daughter survive. These came from their various homes to join their bereaved mother in her sorrow and follow the remains of him they loved to his last resting place.
In 1862 on the 8th day of August Mr. Jackson enlisted in Company 11, of the 73rd regiment Indiana volunteer infantry, and served until the end of the war in 1865.
Returning to Indiana at the close of the war he continued to reside there until 1869 when he came with his family to Kansas. They stopped first at Garnett, but in 1870 came to Longton and since then has been a prominent factor in the making of Elk county history. For the last 35 year Longton has been his home. For while at times he was away for awhile his own statement was that Longton was the place that he called home. And here he built him a comfortable residence when he realized that his public life was drawing near an end and prepared to pass the latter part of life amid the friends of many years.
He had been mayor of Longton many times and held that office at the time of his death. He also served many terms as Justice of the peace and in 1898 was elected Probate Judge of Elk county and held that office two terms.
He was a member of the Masonic order and an active member of the G.A.R., being commander of Mulligan Post here at his death. He was a charter member of the post and its first commander.
Mr. Jackson became a member of the Christian church in the late seventies, but in later years allied himself with the Methodists and was a member of that church at the time of his death.
Funeral services were conducted at the M. E. church by Rev. J. K. Morgan Sunday, October 14, 1906 and the body laid to rest by his Masonic brethren and the comrades of the G.A.R.
Howard Current Citizen - July 3, 1980
MR. DONALD O. JACKSON - Submitted by Jerry Jackson
Donald O. Jackson, son of Maud and Alfred, was born September 7, 1907, at Fort Scott, Kansas. He passed away June 28, 1980, at St. Joseph Hospital Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas, at the age of 72 years, 9 months and 21 days.
He with his parents lived near Elm Mills, Barber county, Kansas and then moved to a farm south of Augusta, Kansas about 1916.
On April 29, 1931, he married Leah Winzer. They lived near Augusta, Kansas until 1940, at which time they bought and moved to a farm 10 miles northwest of Howard, Kansas. There, their two children Jerry and Judy were born. In August 1978, they sold their farm and in November moved to their present home in Howard, Kansas.
Don was active in community affairs, having served on the Upper Paw Paw school board for over 20 years. He was a 4-H leader, active in the Severy Co-op and in the Elk County Farm Bureau. He was good neighbor, always ready to give a helping hand. He was a family man, his joy being his two children and their families.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, and one brother, who was killed in World War II. He is survived by his wife Leah of the home; his son and daughter-in-law, Gerald W. and Sheryl Jackson of Wichita, Kansas; his daughter and son-in-law, Judith May and Jim Hull of Towanda, Kansas; and three grandchildren, Cathy and Chris Hull and Mollie Jo Jackson.
Don will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 1, 1980 in the Zimmerman Home Chapel, Howard, Kansas with Bernard Smith of the Howard Church of Christ officiating. The vocalist was Mrs. Barbara Greenwood with the organ music provided by Mrs. Robin Smith. Casket bearers were Glenn Chamberlain, Minard Monical, Lewis Chamberlain, Leonard Roper, Dave Majors and John Barnes. The interment was held in Elmwood Cemetery at Augusta, Kansas. Funeral services were directed by the Zimmerman Funeral Home, Howard, Kansas.
A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association. Contributions can be left the funeral home.
November 26, 2008
MRS. LEAH M. JACKSON - Submitted by Jerry Jackson
Leah Mateel Jackson Leah Mateel Winzer Jackson, age 101, died Wednesday, November 26, 2008, at the Lakepoint Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in El Dorado, Kansas. Leah was born on August 30, 1907 to August and Lillie (Sherwood) Winzer. She grew up in rural Bloomington Township southeast of Augusta, Kansas and attended Webster grade school, where she later taught, and graduated from Augusta High School in 1926.
On April 29, 1931, she married Donald O. Jackson and they began farming near her parents in Bloomington Township. In 1940 they purchased a farm north of Howard, Kansas, in Paw Paw Township, where they lived until 1978 when they sold the farm and moved to Howard. Leah lived there until she was 98 when she moved to the Howard Twilight Manor in the fall of 2005. In February of 2006 she relocated to Lakepoint Nursing home in El Dorado so she could be closer to her family.
Leah was a member of the Howard Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and playing cards with her family and friends.
Survivors include two children: Judy (Jim)Hull of Towanda, Kansas and Jerry (Sheryl) Jackson of Wichita, Kansas; three grandchildren: Cathy (Tom) Wood of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, Chris (Angela) Hull of Wichita, Kansas and Dr. Mollie Jackson of Indianapolis, Indiana; three great-grandchildren; Nick and Nichole Watkins and Gavin Hull.
She was preceded in death by her husband Don; her parents; five brothers: William, Roy, Bert, Richard and Robert; and two sisters: Della Bruce and Dora Bottom and a great grandson.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at the Zimmerman Funeral home in Howard, Kansas at 10:30 a.m.
Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta, Kansas with a graveside service at 2:00 p.m.
A memorial fund has been established with the First Baptist Church in Howard, Kansas and Lakepoint Nursing and Rehabilitation in El Dorado, Kansas.
The Moline Advance - June 13, 1929
MR. LEONARD JACKSON - Submitted by Dan Durbin
Leonard Jackson was born in Elizabethtown, Illinois, October 1, 1857, and came to Moline, Kansas, in 1871. - Submitted by Dan Durbin
He was married November 30, 1882, to Cathryn Sutherland, who departed this life March 24, 1889. To this union three children were born, one dying in infancy.
Mr. Jackson was married December 1893 to Alida Brace, who departed this life May 24, 1913.
Mr. Jackson moved to No. St. Francis avenue, Wichita, Kansas, in 1915 where he resided until his death June 9, 1929, aged 71 years and 8 months.
He leaves to mourn his passing, one son, Claude Jackson; one daughter, Mrs. Chas. A. Smith, both of Wichita, Kansas; one granddaughter, Katherine Grubb, of Emporia, Kansas; one brother, address unknown, and several cousins at Moline, Kansas.
Funeral services were held at Wichita June 10, and the body brought to Moline where a short service was held at the grave in the Moline cemetery by Rev. O. W. Dewey.
Prairie Star - June 11, 2014
MRS. WRETHA ALICE JACKSON
Wretha Alice Jackson, age 85, a resident of Eureka, Kan., and formerly of Howard, Kan., passed away Monday, June 9, 2014 at her residence.
She was born Feb. 4, 1929 in Severy, Kan., the daughter of James Elmer and Flora Edith (Reynolds) Taylor.
Wretha worked in many areas of the food service industry during her working career. At an early age she was baptized into the Baptist Church while living in Texas and in later years attended the Church of Christ.
Wretha is survived by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and three sisters.
Per her wishes cremation has taken place. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or American Lung Association and may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences www.countrysidefh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Countryside Funeral Home in Howard.
Independence Reporter - April 30, 1991
MRS. KATHLEEN L. JACOBS - Jerry Jackson
SEVERY-- Kathleen Lucille Jacobs, 79, died Friday at her home in northern Elk County, of injuries sustained in a tornado.
Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Severy United Methodist Church with Revs. Gary Parson and Tim White officiating. Burial will be in South Lawn Cemetery at Severy, under the direction of Forsberg Funeral Home.
A memorial has been established with Wesley House, P.O. Box 235, Pittsburg, Kan. 66762. Contributions may be left with the funeral home.
Mrs. Jacobs was born May 14, 1911, northwest of Severy to David H. and Nellie Mae (Tucker) Stonebraker.
The family moved to Las Animas, Colo., when she was two years old. In 1924, they moved to Holly, Colo., where she attended elementary school. She returned to Kansas in 1928, where she lived with an aunt and attended high school in Anthony.
In 1929, she returned to the Severy area, where she lived with her maternal grandparents and attended Severy High School. She moved to Colorado in 1931 and remained there for about five years before returning again to Kansas.
On Aug. 29, 1937, she married Richard P. Jacobs at Howard and they made their home on a farm west of Severy. He survives of the home.
Mrs. Jacobs was a member of the Severy United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and the Nazarene WALC organization.
Other survivors include three sons, Paul Jacobs, Milan, Henry Jacobs, Wichita, and Cecil Jacobs, Augusta; two daughters, Joyce Doane, Severy, and Ruth Gordon, Winfield; a sister, Blanche Widger, Pueblo Colo., 21 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Casket bearers are Calvin Doane, Frank Doane, Darrell Jacobs, Matthew Jacobs, Scott Jacobs, and Steven Jacobs.
The Wichita Eagle - March 31, 2000
MR. RICHARD P. JACOBS - Submitted by Jerry Jackson
Survivors: wife, Ruby; sons, Paul of Milan, Kansas, Henry of Wichita, Kansas, Cecil of Augusta, Kansas; stepson, Raymond Rexroat of Newton, Kansas; daughters, Joyce Doane of Severy, Kansas, Ruth Gordon of Winfield, Kansas; stepdaughters, Ruth Warren of Attica, Kansas, Pat Townsend of Orlando, Florida, Wanda Knight of McPherson, Kansas; 22 grandchildren; six step grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; nine stepgreat-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Memorials have been established with Severy United Methodist Church and Severy Senior Center. Zimmerman Funeral Home.
Richard Paul Jacobs passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2000 at the Greenwood County Hospital in Eureka, Kansas. He was 85 years of age and a resident of Severy, Kansas. Richard was born April 18, 1914 on a farm northeast of Eureka, Kansas to Antone Henry and Lucy (Bromagen) Jacobs. He attended rural Greenwood county schools and graduated from the Severy High School.
On August 29, 1937, he married Kathleen Lucille Stonebraker at Howard, Kansas and they made their home on a farm west of Severy, Kansas. Richard began employment at Beech Aircraft Company in Severy and remained there until starting Jacob’s Repair at Severy in 1958. Richard worked several years at Cessna Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas and retired from Cessna in 1979. Richard was a farmer and rancher during most of his life.
Lucille preceded him in death on April 26, 1991, of injuries resulting from tornado damage to their farm home. On August 30, 1992, he married Ruby Elizabeth (Herndon) Rexroat at Severy, Kansas and they made their home in Severy until his death.
Richard was an active member of the Severy United Methodist Church.
He is survived by wife, Ruby; his sons, Paul of Milan, Kansas, Henry of Wichita, Kansas and Cecil of Augusta, Kansas; a stepson, Raymond Rexroat of Newton, Kansas; his daughters, Joyce Doane of Severy, Kansas and Ruth Gordon of Winfield, Kansas; his stepdaughters, Ruth Warren of Attica, Kansas, Pat Townsend of Orlando, Florida and Wanda Knight of McPherson, Kansas; 22 grandchildren; 6 step grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 9 step great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. His wife Lucille, 2 grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 3, 2000 at the Severy United Methodist Church with Rev. Kibum Kim and Rev. Gary Parsons officiating. Florene Smith was the organist with Jeleane Benest Osborn singing “When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder” and “I Won’t Have to Cross Jordan Alone”. The casket bearers were Calvin Doane, Frank Doane, Darrell Jacobs, Jason Jacobs, Matthew Jacobs, Scott Jacobs and Steven Jacobs. The honorary casket bearers were Ralph Crane, Dub Gifford, Ervin Johnson and Lester Wilson. Interment was held at South Lawn Cemetery in Severy.
Memorials have been established with the Severy United Methodist Church and the Severy Senior Center. Contributions may be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements were made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard, Kansas.
Prairie Star - June 2012
MR. LELAND L. JACOT
Memorial Services for Leland L. Jacot will be held Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 2 p.m., at the home of Brad and Pam Zimmerman, located at 1492 S Road, Eureka, 1/2 mile north of Highway 99 and Highway 54 junction.
Cremation has been effected.
A covered dish dinner will follow the memorial.
A memorial has been established with the Moline Alumni Association Scholarship fund. Contributions can be sent in care of Pam Zimmerman, 1492 S Road, Eureka, KS 67045.
GREER'S MORTUARY, WINSLOW, AZ - May 22, 2012
MR. LELAND L. JACOT - Submitted by Kyle M. Condon
Memorial Service for Leland L. Jacot will be held Monday, May 28, 2012 at Blue Ridge Community Church at 2:00 PM Kansas Memorial will be held on June 17, 2012 in Eureka, KS.
Leland L Jacot, 80, of Happy Jack passed away on May 22, 2012 peacefully surrounded by his family. He was born 11/26/1931, 2nd son of Floyd A. and Clara V. Jacot. He was raised on the family farm in Chautauqua County ,Kansas, Graduated in 1949 from Moline High School. Served in the US Navy from 1951-1955.
He was working on the Kansas Turnpike when he met his Wife of 56 years Mary A Francoeur. They were married on 12-30-1955 in Arkansas City Kansas. He had 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 5 great grand children. He has operated Jacot Contracting for the last 31 yrs.
Survivors include wife Mary A. Jacot of Happy Jack; daughters Debra M. and husband Mike Murphy of Chandler, AZ. Pam L. and husband Brad Zimmerman of Eureka, KS; Sons Leland J. (Jack) Jacot and Jerome A. (Jerry) Jacot of Happy Jack. AZ; Grandchildren, Blake and Wife Samantha Zimmerman, Ryan M. Zimmerman and Shay A. Zimmerman of Eureka, KS, Alyssa Burt, Laci Burt and Mathew Jacot of Winslow, AZ, Tawyna M. and wife Andrea Worthington and Jessica A. Jacot of Prescott AZ, Tiffany A. Jacot of Happy Jack, AZ. Justin and Tieler Schutze of Winslow, AZ; great grandchildren, Jessie Barnes of Flagstaff, AZ, Brock and Avery Zimmerman of Eureka, KS, Xavier M. Moora and Aiden R. Lee of Winslow, AZ; Brother, Paul and Wife Eva of Moline, KS; sisters, Marjorie and husband Fern Hughes of Collinsville, OK, Marilyn and husband Wayne Powers of Derby, KS and numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Clara Jacot, Brother Marion Jacot and grandson Robert Michael Barnes.
Unknown Newspaper - February 1997
MR. MARION E. JACOT
MOLINE - Marion Eugene Jacot, 66, of Moline, died Feb. 9, 1997, at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Okla.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Moline United Methodist Church. The Rev. Larry Bowyer will officiate. Military rites will be conducted by the Moline American Legion post in Moline Cemetery.
Memorials have been established with the Moline United Methodist Church and the Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University.
Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard is in charge of arrangements.
Jacot was born Sept. 27, 1930, in Chautauqua County to Floyd Arnold and Clara Violet (Gruben) Jacot. He attended Center rural school and graduated from Moline High School in 1948.
After being employed in construction work, Jacot served with the U.S. Navy, including the Korean Conflict, from 1950 to 1954.
On Dec. 30, 1954, he married Lois Charlene Winn in Howard.
Jacot became a laboratory technician for the state highway department in 1954 and remained in that position until his retirement. He also raised cattle and devoted much of his life to ranching.
Jacot was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1186 in Independence and was a former commander of Ferguson Spease American Legion Post in Moline. He served 20 years on the board of directors of Rural Water District 1 in Elk County and was a member of the Moline United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Charlene Jacot, and a son, Jason Jacot, both of Moline; two daughters, Beth Moore, Moline, and Marge Riggin, Parsons; two brothers, Leland Jacot, Happy Jack, Ariz., and Paul Jacot, Moline; two sisters, Marge Trayer, Cottonwood Falls, and Marilyn Powers, Derby; and three grandchildren.
Flint Hills Express - August 13, 2008
MRS. LOIS CHARLENE JACOT - Submitted by L. Morgan
Lois Charlene Jacot passed away on Thursday, Aug 7, 2008 at the Caney Nursing Center in Caney. She was 73 years of age and a former resident of Moline.
Charlene was born on Aug. 15, 1934 at Howard, the eleventh child of fifteen children born to Lester Frank and Genevieve (Cox) Winn. She attended school and grew up in the Howard community.
On Dec. 30, 1954, she married Marion Eugene Jacot at Howard. Charlene was a dedicated wife and mother, and made a home for her family and anyone else that needed a place to stay in the Moline community. She was employed for many years as a nurse's aide at the Elk Manor Nursing Home at Moline. Marion preceded her in death on Feb. 9, 1997.
She was a member of Ladonia Chapter #243 Order of the Eastern Star in Howard and the American Legion Auxiliary of Ferguson-Spease Post #388 in Moline.
She is survived by her daughters, Beth Everett of Moline and Marjorie Riggin of Parsons; a son, Jason Jacot of Fredonia; her brothers, Dwight and Bob Winn of Howard, Frank Winn of Bartlesville, Okla; her sisters, Phyllis Davis of Deer Creek, Okla., Myrna Herbinaux of Escondido, Calif., Shirley Maidt of Winfield and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and eight brothers and sisters.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, Aug 11, 2008 at the Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard with Pastor Robin Haines of the Flint Hills Assembly of God officiating. Recorded selections were played of "Holes in the Floor of Heaven" and "The Old Rugged Cross." The casket bearers were Dwight Winn, Bob Winn, Frank Winn, Gary Landon, Terry Forsum and Rob Riggin. Interment followed at the Moline Cemetery in Moline.
A memorial has been established with the Moline Rodeo Association. Contributions may be left with the funeral home.
The funeral arrangements were made with the ZImmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Prairie Star - January 21, 2015
MR. PAUL G. JACOT
Paul Glendon Jacot 81, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, cattle ranch owner and retired Boeing Engineering Manager, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. Memorial Service were held at 2 p.m., Saturday Jan.17, at First Christian Church of Moline.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Clara Jacot, and his brothers Marion and Leland.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years Eva; six children, James (Victoria) Jacot of Alpharetta, Ga., Kimberly (Tom) Flanagan of Dunstable, Ma., Cynthia (David) White of Wichita, John (Donna) Jacot of Moline, Andy (Kathleen) Jacot of Kearney, Mo., and Jerry (Laura) Jacot of Derby; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marilyn (Wayne) Powers of Derby and Marjorie (Fern) Hughes of Collinsville, Okla.; and one sister-in-law Mary Jacot of Happy Jack, Ariz.
Although sorely missed his family takes comfort that he now resides in Heaven with his Lord Jesus Christ.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Harry Hynes Hospice, Wichita, Elk County Rodeo Association, or Moline Chamber of Commerce Parks and Recreation Department. Share condolences at www.CozineMemorial.com. Services by Broadway Mortuary.
Elk Falls Reflector - January 12, 1939
DR. ROBERT C. HUTCHESON - Submitted by Dan Durbin
MRS. MARTHA E. JACOT & husband JULES O. JACOT - Submitted by Dan Durbin
Martha Jeannert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Jeannert, was born in Bern, Switzerland, Nov. 10, 1876, and at the age of 18 months, she came to the U. S. with her parents and settled at Onaga, Kans. Jules Oscar Jacot, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Ulysses Jacot, was born in Chauxdufond, Switzerland, Oct. 2, 1872. He came to the U. S. at the age of 17 and settled in Nebraska and when 21 he came to Onaga, Kans.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacot passed away May 21, 1955 at Eskridge, Kans.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacot moved to Chautauqua County in February 1904 and lived on a farm until their death.
Martha Jeannert and Jules Oscar Jacot were united in marriage Feb. 6, 1896. To this union 6 children were born: 5 daughters, Rose L. Neff, Phoenix, Ariz.; Rachel Mae Bryan, Gridley, Kans.; Ruth Flora Bruner, Sun City, Kans.; Ruby Martha Bruner, Sedan, Kans.; Lora B. Ralston, Wichita, Kans.; and one son, Floyd Arnold Jacot, Moline, Kans.
They were looking forward to celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary next Feb. 6, 1956.
They both accepted Christ at an early age and were faithful member of the Methodist Church.
They were preceded in death by their parents, one son-in-law, Ord Bryan, and two grandchildren. Left to mourn their passing besides their daughters and son are 4 sons-in-law and one daughter-in-law, her sister, Mrs. Flora Julian, Moline, and his two sisters, Mrs. Henry Junod, Azuza, Calif., and Mrs. Fred Vautraver, Onaga, Kans., 26 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Tuesday, May 24, at 2:00. Officiating were The Reverends O. W. Dewey and D. L. Zwink. In charge was the Watt Funeral Home assisted by the Moon Funeral Home of Howard. There was a Rebekah service at the cemetery. Burial was in Moline Cemetery. **poem omitted**
MRS. VERA L. JANZEN
Services for Vera L. Janzen, 91, of Las Cruces, NM. were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, September 16, 1994, at Graham Mortuary in Las Cruces. Burial followed in Tularosa, NM. at 3:30 p.m.
Mrs. Janzen died September 13th at Memorial Medical Center. She was born April 24, 1903 in Missoui and had lived in Moline from 1925 until 1952 when the family moved to New Mexico. Her husband, Carl Janzen preceded her in death on April 29, 1983.
She is survived by one son Dean Janzen and his wife Charlotte of Animas, NM., three daughters Corinne Aronson and her husband Stand of Arnold, CA., Shirley Estavillo of NM., Wand Smith and her husband Max of Wichita Falls, TX. Ten grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Donations may be made to the organization of your choice or to the American Cancer Society.
Unknown Newspaper - January 1, 2000
MRS. BARBARA J. JAY
HOWARD — Barbara Jean Jay, 73, of Howard, died Saturday at the Bethesda Home in Goessel.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p,m, Wednesday at the Howard First Baptist Church with the Rev. Marty DeWitt officiating. Interment will be held in the Cresco Cemetery in Elk County.
Memorials have been established with the Howard First Baptist Church and the Bethesda Home, and contributions may be left with Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard, which is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Jay was born June 21, 1926, at Oak Hill, Kan., to Otis and Myrtle Vinzant Burgman. She lived most of her life in the Howard and Severy areas, and graduated from high school.
She was employed as a clerk in sales for Grayson Variety Store in Howard. She also began work as a bus driver and cook for the Howard Unified School District in 1975, and continued to work there until 1991.
On Nov. 16, 1945, she married Virgil W. Jay at Fredonia, and he died in 1989.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary, both of Howard.
Survivors include a son, Larry W, Jay, Goessel; a sister, Florence DeWitt, Eureka; and three grandchildren.
Unknown Newspaper - March 11, 1997
MR. JOSEPH E. JAY - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
HOWARD - Joseph Emery Jay, 63, of Derby, formerly of Howard, died Tuesday at Via Christi-St. Francis Medical Center in Wichita.
Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Funeral Home, Howard, with the Rev. Chuck Evans, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Howard, officiating. Burial will be in Cresco Cemetery north of Howard with military rites by the American Legion.
Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association and they may be left at the funeral home.
Mr. Jay was born Feb. 5, 1934, at Neodesha, to Emery and Mary (Cole) Jay . He graduated from Howard High School in 1953.
A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he attended Emporia State College for two years before moving to Oklahoma, where he worked for a drilling company in Bartlesville for a brief time. He was later employed at a Goodyear tire store in Shawnee, Okla. until re-enlisting in the Navy, retiring as a commissary officer in 1976. He was married during that period but the marriage ended in divorce.
Mr. Jay lived in Derby for the past 20 years, working for Shamrock Tire Co. and later as a salesman for Garrison Tire Co. in Wichita, until retiring in 1996.
He was a member of the Baptist church and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include a daughter, ZoeAnn Jay, Derby; two stepsons, Carl Hanlin, Porters Corner, N.Y., and William Hanlin, New Jersey; a brother, Ed Jay, Burden; and a granddaughter.
Unknown Newspaper - January 1989
MR. VIRGIL W. JAY - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
HOWARD - Virgil Wayne Jay, 66, of Howard, died Saturday near his farm northeast of Howard. He had gone there to feed his cattle when he suffered an apparent heart attack.
Services were held at 2 p.m. today at the Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard with the Rev. Eugene Norman, of the First Baptist Church of Howard, officiating. Military graveside services were to be conducted by Carter-Rader Post 149 of the American Legion at the Cresco Cemetery, north of Howard.
A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association.
He was born Feb. 20, 1922, at Neodesha, the son of Emery and Mary (Cole) Jay. He grew up in the Neodesha area.
In 1942 he joined the U.S. Army and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.
On Nov. 16, 1945, at Fredonia, he married Barbara Jean Burgman, and she survives at the home.
Following their marriage the couple made their home in Howard, moving to Emporia and Wichita before returning to Howard. Mr. Jay was employed as a custodian for the West Elk School District in addition to farming.
He was a member of the American Legion, Carter-Rader Post 149 of Howard, and the Eureka Bowling Association.
Surviving in addition to his wife are one son, Larry Jay of Goessel, Kan. ; two brothers, Edward Jay of Howard, and Joe Jay of Derby; and three grandchildren.
Prairie Star - March 2, 2016
MR. RAY U. JEANNERET
Ray Ulysses Jeanneret, 69, of Derby, passed away Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, at St. Francis hospital in Wichita.
He was born Nov. 22, 1946, in Emporia, Kan., the son of Ulysses J. and Fern I. Shook Jeanneret. Ray grew up on the Jeanneret Dairy Farm northeast of Madison and attended Madison High School, graduating with the Class of 1964.
He was joined in marriage to Claudia Schlotterbeck on Oct. 14, 1967, in Toronto, Kan. During the early years of marriage, Ray and Claudia lived in Howard and Ray began working in the construction of watersheds and bridges throughout south central Kansas. He also worked at Brown’s Feed Store and for the Land Cattle Company.
Ray would begin his day early by delivering the Wichita Eagle in and around Moline and Howard. He would then make the rounds as a pumper for Suerte Oil Company. He owned and operated eight laundries in south central Kansas and when things would slow down he worked in all areas of construction. He served as a little league umpire in Howard for many years. In 2006 Ray and Claudia moved to Derby, Kan. Ray began working as a framer at Center Industries in 2008 and continued there until his health would no longer allow in December of 2015.
He will live on in the hearts of his wife, Claudia Jeanneret of their home in Derby; daughter, Lanita Keith of Derby; son, Patrick T. Jeanneret of Eureka; sister, Karen Morris of Hartford; brother, Louis Jeanneret of Victoria, Texas; grandchildren, Joshua Ray, Ruth Ann, Jovana Lee, Ryan Alexander, Raven Renae, Autumn Moon and Randym Rayne.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents.
Services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at the VanArsdale Funeral Home in Madison. Burial followed services at Lena Valley Cemetery. The family received friends two hours prior to services on Saturday. Condolences may be expressed at vanarsdalefs.com.
Prairie Star - December 10, 2008
MRS. RUTH L. JELLISON
Ruth Lavon Jellison, age 91, of Sedan, passed away Thursday evening, Dec. 4, 2008 at the Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan.
She was born Aug. 26, 1917 on a farm north of Elk Falls to David and Martha Marie (Haines) Carter. She went to school through the eighth grade.
On Sept. 26, 1934, she married Murel Jellison in Howard. They made their home on the farm southeast of Grenola, where they lived for 48 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Jan. 16, 1983. She then moved to Howard where she lived until moving to Sedan in 1997.
She was a member of the Moline Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son Garry and his wife Betty Jellison of Sedan, two sisters, Barbara Eisenbach of Tonganoxie and Alma Ross of Osage City; one daughter-in-law, Elva Jo Jellison of Sedan; four grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and friend James White.
She was preceded in death by her husband Murel, two sons, Vernon Leroy and David Perry Jellison, her parents, three brothers, and six sisters.
Graveside services were held Monday, Dec. 8, 2008 at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Grenola, with the Reverend Jerry Bever of the First United Methodist Church of Sedan officiating.
The family has suggested memorials to Pleasant Valley Manor and the Moline Baptist Church and can be left in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361.
Unknown Newspaper - June 19, 2003
MR. VERNON JELLISON - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
SEDAN - Vernon Jellison, 60, of Sedan, died Thursday at his home.
Services will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Klassen officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery at Grenola.
Memorials are suggested to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospital and they may be left with David W. Barnes Funeral Home.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and from noon until 9 p.m. Sunday.
Mr. Jellison was born March 30, 1943, in Chautauqua County, to Murel and Ruth (Carter) Jellison. He graduated from Cedar Vale High School.
On Dec. 19, 1964, in Moline, he married Elva Jo Northam and she survives.
Mr. Jellison farmed and ranched in Chautauqua County for several years before moving to Newkirk, Okla. where he operated a heating, ventilation and air conditioning service.
The couple returned to Sedan in 1999 where he owned Jellison Repair.
Mr. Jellison was a member of the First Baptist Church, Sedan Country Club, Sedan Golf Association and the Newkirk Country Club in Newkirk, Okla.
Other survivors include two sons, Marshal Jellison and David Jellison, both of Sedan; his mother, Ruth Jelllson, Sedan; a brother, Garry Jellison, Sedan; and five grandchildren.
Prairie Star - July7 16, 2014
MS JEANETTE L. JENKINS
Jeanette Linda Jenkins, age 58 of Moline, Kan., passed away July 13, 2014, at her residence.
A visitation will be held Wednesday, July 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with family greeting friends from 4-5 p.m., at Potts Chapel of Independence. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 19 in Henagar, Ala., at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Liberty Cemetery near Henagar.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and may be left with Potts Chapel.
Jeanette was born May 18, 1956, to Willie and Linda (Salas) Jenkins in San Antonio, Texas. Sadly Jeanette’s mother, Linda passed away in 1959 when Jeanette was just three years old. Willie later married Wilma Wiley and the family made their home in Henagar, Ala. Jeanette loved spending time with her family. In 2004 she moved to Candlerock Care Facility in Fredonia, Kan. A few years later she moved to Moline under the care of New Beginnings.
Jeanette loved watching sports especially football and she was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan. She loved cheering them on at Arrowhead Stadium. She also enjoyed making hand crafted jewelry that she would give as gifts to all her friends. Jeanette liked working at the paper shredder with New Beginnings.
Jeanette is survived by her sister Florence (Steve) Huser of Fredonia, three nephews and a niece.
She was preceded in death by her parents and step-mother, and a brother Willie Jenkins.
Elk County Citizen - September 23, 1903
MR. JOSEPH H. JESSE - Submitted by L. Morgan
Joseph H. Jesse was born October 25, 1834. On Feb. 1, 1855 he was united in marriage with Miss Mary E. Dickerson. About four years afterwards he made a profession of the Christian religion, and united with the Baptist church in Kentucky. After moving to Illinois he joined the Baptist church at Iolono. From Illinois he came to Missouri and from Missouri to Kansas. On December 13, 1890 he united with the Baptist church at Howard, of which he continued a member.
He was called from his earthly pilgrimage to his home above about 12:10 p.m. September 18, 1903. He leaves behind a wife and two children, other relatives and friends to mourn his departure, yet we do not grieve for him as we should for one that had no hope.
Brother Jesse led an exemplary Christian life, he was an honest citizen, a good neighbor, a loving father, a kind and appreciative husband. He was a great sufferer, having been afflicted with rheumatism for many years, yet he bore all patiently and accepted his lot with a cheerful and courageous heart. We shall miss him but we would not call him back for he is now free of all pains and he is at home with Jesus.
Funeral services were held at his residence Saturday at 3 p.m., September 19, 1903. Services conducted by Rev. J.C. Richardson.
MRS. LOTTE B. JESSE
Lottie Jesse Dies, Services Held Saturday at Howard
She was born Feb. 13, 1890 in rural Elk County, the daughter of Wilson and Alice (Thomas) Fear. She was reared in the Pleasant Hill community and had lived in, Elk County most of her life. In 1906 she was married to Roy Cale. She married Roy Jesse in 1959. The couple lived at Longton until his death in 1966. Since that time Mrs. Jesse had made her home with her son, Doyle Cale, in Independence. She attended the Nazarene Church.
Surviving in addition to the son are a brother, Arthur Fear, of Neodesha; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p. m. in the chapel of Spurrier-Watt Funeral Home at Howard with the Rev. Otis Cargile of Longton officiating. Interment was in Grace Lawn Cemetery.
Unknown Newspaper - October 21, 1969
MRS. HENRIETTA JOHNS - Submitted by Dan Durbin
Henrietta Johns Services Held
The daughter of Sarah Ella and John W. Dawson, she attended Pleasant Hill School adjacent to the farm and Kansas State Normal School, Emporia, Kan. She taught two years in Lone Tree District in Chautauqua County.
She was married Mar. 21, 1895 to Joseph Marion Johns. They moved into their home in Moline where she resided for 74 years.
After Mr. Johns died in 1934 she continued to live an active life in her home. Mrs. Johns was a member of the United Methodist Church, a charter member of the Eastern Star and Rebekah Lodge.
The past five years she has resided in Shawnee Mission, Kan., with her daughter. Survivors include her three children, Mrs. George R. Harris, Shawnee Mission; George W. Johns, La Jolla, Calif.; and Frank J. Johns, Denver, Colo. She has four grandsons and 13 great-grandchildren.
The Moline Advance December 6, 1934
MR. JOSEPH M. JOHNS - Submitted by Dan Durbin
JOHNS, Joseph Marion-1934
Joseph Marion Johns, the son of Laura and Dabney Johns, was born near McLeansboro, Franklin County, Illinois, October 31, 1853. He passed away at St. Mary's Hospital in Winfield, Kansas,after a severe iliness at the age of 81 years 27 days.
In the year 1870 he moved with his father and two sisters to Neosho County, Kansas, settling in 1873 with his father on a claim south of Moline. In this year he formed a partnership with his brother-in-law, Mr. Geo W. Rettig, that lasted until Mr. Rettig's death four years ago.
He was married March 21, 1895 to Etta Dawson. To this union were born one daughter and two sons. Up until 1894 Mr. John and Mr. Rettig were engaged in farming. In this year Mr. Johns and Mr. Frank Webb purchased the Kemper store and operated it for a year, Mr. Rettig buying Mr. Webb's interest at that time.
The store was operated under the name of Rettig and Johns until 1910 when Mr. E. E. Ames who had been employed since a boy was taken into the firm and assumed the management, the firm from then on being known as Moline Mercantile Co. He continued the management until Mr. Rettig's death, then buying the interests of Rettig and Johns.
In 1911 Mr. Johns and Mr. E. E. Sawyer built the Moline Creamery and operated it for a number of years. In 1922 he and his son, Frank, engaged in the Wholesale Produce business operating over a large territory and making a vast acquaintance. He retired in 1920 after a large number of years of active business life, in which he made many lasting friends.
He was very much interested in all phases of life and retained his interest in public affairs until shortly before his death. The history of his life is more or less a history of the development of this country.
He leaves to mourn his departure his wife: Mrs. Etta John; Mr. and Mrs., Geo. W. John, St. Louis, Missouri; Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Johns, St. Louis, Missouri; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. R. Harris, Moline, Kansas; four grandchildren, Bill, Joe, Richard and Bob, St. Louis, Missouri; Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Leffingwell, and John; Miss Evelyn Cleveland, Topeka, Kansas; and a number of nieces and nephews of whom he was……(rest of articles unavailable at this time.)
Prairie Star - April 8, 2009
MRS. ALPHA A. JOHNSON
Alpha A. Johnson, age 86, died Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at Greenwood County Hospital in Eureka.
Alpha was born Jan. 10, 1923, one of seven children to Joseph L. and Polly (Parrott) Johnson. Alpha was a graduate of Inola, Okla., High School. In 1940 she married Johnny M. Johnson. Alpha worked occasionally as a substitute teacher; however she mostly worked at her home, taking care of her family. Alpha and Johnny were married for 38 years until his death in August of 1979.
Alpha enjoyed all types of outdoor activities, such as camping, fishing and skiing with her family. She is remembered as a wonderful mother and grandmother.
Alpha is survived by: two sons, Harold M. Johnson of Moline, and Howard W. Johnson of Howard; one sister, Pauline Stout of Lathrop, Calif., six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Ronald D. Johnson, two brothers and three sisters.
Cremation has been requested, the family plans to have a memorial service at a later date. The family suggests memorial contributions to the: Howard Area Lions International or Alzheimer's disease and Related Disorders and may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at: www.coun-trysidefh.com . Arrangements are under the direction of Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
- March 1996
MR. BERYL L. JOHNSON
Beryl Leigh Johnson, 85, of Denver, Colo., died March 27, 1996. He was born July 17, 1910, north of Piedmont, the son of Elwin C. and Jessie Valeria (Moyer) Johnson. He attended Salem Grade School and graduated from Piedmont High School in 1929. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
On May 25, 1935, Beryl was united in marriage to Beth H. Bryant of Downs. They later moved to Denver, Colo., where he worked as a carpenter until his retirement.
Survivors include his wife, Beth, of Denver, Colo.; two brothers, Ralph M. Johnson of Eureka and Leonard H. Johnson of Wichita; sister, Geneva 0. Broddle of Eureka; several nieces and nephews.
He was prededed in death by his parents, son, Beryl, who died at birth and a sister, Imogene McIlvain.
Funeral services were held April 1 at Family Funeral Care in Englewood, Colo. Interment followed in the Fort Logan Cemetery.
The Moline Advance - July 11, 1929
MISS BETTY JOHNSON - Submitted by Dan Durbin
Miss Betty Johnson passed away Sunday afternoon at the home of her foster brother, John L. Hurst.
Funeral services in charge of the Christian Scientists, conducted by Mrs. Madge B. Slater of Independence, were held at the home Tuesday evening at 4:30 and burial was made in the Moline cemetery.
Betty came here from Muneir, Indiana, to visit Mr. Hurst's family the first of February and become ill soon after. She entered Mercy Hospital at Independence the first of May for an operation but did not get any better and was brought back home after three and a half weeks. She had the constant care of splendid nurses and all that love and money could do for her were done.
During her short stay here, she made many friends who sympathize deeply with Mr. and Mrs. Hurst in this sad experience.
Unknown Newspaper - January 9, 2005
MR. CARL A. JOHNSON - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
HOWARD - Carl Allen Johnson, 43, of Nowata, Okla., died Sunday at St. John's Medical. Center in Tulsa, Okla.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Christian Community Church in Longton with Rev. David Sanchez officiating. Interment will be in the Longton Cemetery.
The Carl Johnson Memorial Fund has been established at the Bank of Longton for the benefit of his infant son, Joshua Allen Johnson. Contributions may be left with Zimmerman Funeral Home, Howard.
Mr. Johnson was born on July 11, 1961 at Wichita to Leo C. and Ammie (Dougherty) Johnson.
He served in the United States Air Force before becoming a professional truck driver. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include his companion, Wendy Crupper and their infant son, Joshua Allen Johnson, of Nowata; an adopted son, Derreck Johnson-Downard, Latham; daughters of his companion, Jamie, Miranda and Kelsie, all of Nowata: his mother and stepfather, Ammie and Roger Rankin, Longton; his stepgrandmother, Madge Rankin, Longton; three sisters, Mary Love, Howard, Lea Ann Jones, Versailles, Mo., and Tina Jackson, Augusta; a stepbrother, Chris Rankin, Raymore, Mo.; two stepsisters, Cheryl Mills, Kansas City, Mo., and Cathy Coppes, Chandler, Ariz.; and two grandchildren.
Unknown Newspaper - June 14, 1993
MR. ELMER F. JOHNSON - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
MOLINE - Elmer Fred Johnson, 92, of Moline, died Monday at Wilson County Hospital in Neodesha.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Watt Funeral Home with the Rev. Glen Epp, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Longton Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Elk Manor Nursing Home, Moline.
Elmer F. Johnson was born March 19, 1901, in Busby. He was a retired carpenter.
On Oct. 19, 1925, he married Louetta Atkinson in Howard, and she died in 1986.
Mr. Johnson was a member of the First Baptist Church, Friendship Mills, and the Moline Pride Committee.
He is survived by three sons, Francis C. Johnson, Little Rock, Ark., Wallace M. Johnson, Wichita, and Raymond D. Johnson, Birmingham, Ala.; two sisters, Viola McDonald, Apache Junction, Ariz., and Ethel Allen, Englewood, Calif.; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Unknown Newspaper - May 12, 2005
MR. FRANCIS C. JOHNSON
HOWARD - Francis Clayton "Doc" Johnson, 77, formerly of Moline, died Thursday at Lakeland Community Hospital in Haleyville, Ala.
Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Longton with Pastor R.A. Pefley of Chanute officiating. Interment will be in Longton Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to a fund to help with the funeral expenses and they may be left with Zimmerman Funeral Home.
Mr. Johnson was born Jan. 18, 1928 at Busby to Elmer and Louetta (Atkinson) Johnson. He attended rural Elk County schools and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He married Donna Ruth, and they later divorced.
Mr. Johnson was a finish carpenter and worked in the aircraft industry for many years. He moved to Arkansas in the early 1990s and had lived in Alabama for the past five years.
Survivors include two sons, Dennis, Haleyville and Terry, Wichita; two daughters, Patty Poston, Altoona, and Peggy Johnson, Wichita; a brother, Wallace M. Johnson, Wichita; and seven grandchildren.
Unknown Newspaper - December 17, 1984
MR. JAMES C. JOHNSON - Submitted by Dan Durbin
James Cecil Johnson, 82, died Monday, December 17, 1984, at Newton Memorial Hospital, Winfield, Kansas. He was born December 28, 1901, in Lamar, Missouri, to William M. and Eliza G. (Brown) Johnson. During his youth, they left the Lamar area and moved to the Alva, Oklahoma, area, then on to Kiowa, Kansas, where they were engaged in farming. From this area, he and his parents moved just south of Medicine Lodge, Kansas, where they stayed throughout his early years. He was a very devoted and loving son. He was the star of his mother's eyes. On September 26, 1946, he was united in marriage in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, to Marie Sisk. To this union one daughter, Cecile Marie, was born. They moved to Moline in 1952, where they lived a full farming life.
Cecil was engaged in many other areas while he farmed: Mac's Conoco, delivery truck driver for O & B Oil, Eckert's Farm Equipment, and for the County Road Crew, which he so enjoyed. During these years he met and made many lasting friends. He always greeted everyone with a smile and kind word and never seemed to have had any enemies.
In 1969, Cecil and Marie sold the farm and moved into town, where they shared many happy memories until Marie's death on July 26, 1981. After her death, Cecil remained in his home where he enjoyed his neighbors and friends, going to the community activities, and of course the Friendship Meals every day. He loved to be around his friends for a good story and laugh. When he wasn't in Moline, he was with his daughter and her family, his second love. He cherished the two grandchildren, Robert Heath and Myka Marie, and he and his son-in-law spent many hours talking and sharing work. These small things will be greatly missed, but the memories will always be treasured.
Cecil is survived by his children, as he always called them, Bob and Cecile Lewis and grandchildren of Wichita; several cousins, and two aunts, Ethel Crockett and Floy Decker of Lamar, Missouri; many nieces and nephews and the countless friends and neighbors.
Funeral services were held Thursday, December 20, 1984, at 2:00 p.m., in the Watt Funeral Home Chapel, Moline. Interment was in the Moline Cemetery. Rev. Delbert Chance officiated. Watt Funeral Home, Moline, was in charge of the arrangements.
Prairie Star - April 15, 2009
MISS JOY A. JOHNSON
Joy Ann Johnson infant daughter of Lynn and Christy (Beshirs) Johnson was stillborn on Saturday, April 11, 2009 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Joy is survived by her parents Lynn and Christy Johnson of Severy, sister Janelle Johnson and brother Jeremiah Johnson both of the home and one sister Erica Johnson of Georgia.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday April 17, 2009 at Cresco Cemetery with Pastor Dave Warren officiating.
Memorial services will follow at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Nazarene in Severy. Online condolences may be left at: www.countrysidefh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Unknown Newspaper - January 17, 1993
MRS. MARGUERITE JOHNSON - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
HOWARD - Marguerite Johnson, 84, of Howard, died Sunday at the Howard Twilight Manor nursing home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Zimmerman Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robin Haines, pastor of the Flint Hills Assembly of God, officiating. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery. Memorials have been suggested to the Howard Senior Center, and contributions may be left at the funeral home.
Mrs. Johnson was born May 8, 1908, in Fall River to George H. and Mable M. (Hamblin) Swart. She attended Victor Rural School and graduated from Fall River High School in 1927. During high school, she received normal training and later became a school teacher.
She later graduated from Pittsburg State University with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education and also received continuing education from the University of Kansas and Emporia State University.
She began teaching at North Pole School near Fall River and later taught at Cedar, Summit and Hartford as well as Fiat schools in the Elk County area. She taught for more than 14 years in the Busby community north of Longton. During the late 1960s, she taught reading at Severy Grade School and also served as a substitute teacher in Elk Falls. She retired from teaching in 1968.
On July 3, 1934, she married William 'Red' Johnson in Baxter Springs. The couple lived on a farm north of Longton, from which they retired in 1974 and moved to Howard. Mr. Johnson survives in Howard.
Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Fall River Christian Church, Rebekah Lodge of Fall River, Busby Grange, Busy Women's Club, KNEA and Elk County Teachers Association.
Prairie Star - February 1, 2012
MRS. MARIAN JOHNSON
Marian Johnson, age 76, died Monday, January 23, 2012 in Wichita, KS where she lived the last two years of her life having moved from Bloomsburg, PA in January 2009 to be closer to family. Marian was born December 15, 1935 in Moline. She grew up in Moline where she lived with her father till she graduated from Moline High School. She attended OSU in Stillwater, Okla., for two years.
Throughout her life Marian loved to travel and was fortunate to have visited Canada, traveling extensively throughout Europe, the Netherlands and South America. When Marian was in college she majored in English Literature. Her favorite author was Ernest Hemmingway. When she died there was a copy of the “The Old Man in the Sea” on her bedside table.
Family will always remember Marian’s beautiful hands which were a gift from her mother. Marian’s graceful and beautiful handwriting was the envy of all. She always took care to dot all her “I’s” with a little circle. Marian will be missed by her surviving maternal cousin Beverly Leffingwell of Wichita and surviving paternal cousin Roma Jean Turner of Moline.
Marian was preceded in death by her daughter Jeannie Johnson, Bloomsburg, PA, her father, Moline attorney, Laurence Turner and mother Evelyn Cleveland Dobbins; paternal grandparents George H. Turner and Grace Martin Turner; maternal grandparents John Cleveland and Susie Dawson Cleveland Leffingwell.
Survivors include one brother John Dobbins, maternal first cousins Rosemary Santner, Leawood, Nancy Shawver, Northglenn, Colo., and John Leffingwell, Clearwater, nine maternal second cousins and 15 maternal third cousins, cherished friends Gretchen Letterman, Bloomsburg, PA and Patricia Fox, Wichita, KS.
Graveside funeral services were held at Moline Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Roma Jean Turner officiating Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 2:00 pm with those nearest and dearest in attendance. The service was followed by coffee and desert at the Swinging Bridge Café, Moline.
Family suggests contributions be made to the Medicalodges Wichita Activity 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 - Zimmerman Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, Kansas.
Prairie Star - July 3, 2013
MR. MARK T. JOHNSON
Mark Tyler Johnson, age 51, a resident of Grenola, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at his home.
Mark is survived by his father Harold Johnson of Grenola and he was preceded in death by one sister.
Per Mark’s request cremation has taken place and a service will be held at a later date at the Winfield Veterans Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Disabled American Veterans 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 Courant - March 31, 1875
MRS. MARY E. JOHNSON - Submitted by L. Morgan
JOHNSON, MARY E. - Two weeks ago today, Mrs. Mary E., wife of L.J. Johnson of Elk Falls, was thrown from a horse while on her way to visit her parents, a few miles in the country, and dragged for a distance of about three quarters of a mile, her foot having caught in the stirrup.
The injuries she received resulted in her death on Sunday the 21st inst. The obituary in the Journal was evidently a comfort to the husband and friends of the deceased. We would be pleased to republish it but for want of space.
Mrs. Johnson was 18 years of age, having been married about two years; she leaves one child, a babe six months old, her husband and a large circle of friends to mourn her sudden departure.
Prairie Star - January 18, 2012
MR. RONNIE E. JOHNSON
Ronnie Eugene “Ron” Johnson, age 68, a resident of Howard, passed away Monday, January 9, 2012 at his home. He was born in Salina on February 24, 1943 the son of Max C. and Ruth Gwendolyn (Mathews) Johnson.
From 1962 to 1969, Ronnie served his country in the United States Navy. He was a well known concrete contractor in the Elk county and surrounding areas for many years. Ronnie was a member of the American Legion and the VFW.
Ronnie is survived by two sons; Eric Johnson and his wife Tresa of Emporia and Doug Johnson and his wife Cyd of Colville, Wash., two daughters; Angie Phares of Vancouver, Wash., and Lisa Pike and her husband Darin of Arkansas City, one sister Ruth Stemler of Westminster, Colo., his longtime companion Tula Murphy of Moline, eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Per Ronnie’s request cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held Friday, January 13, 2012 at Mt. Calvary Cemetery near Solomon, Kan.
Family suggests contributions be made to the Howard City Library or the Jackson Park Fund of Howard and may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.countrysidefh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Countryside - Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard.
Prairie Star - April 25, 2012
MRS. SHARON L. JOHNSON
Sharon L. Johnson, 69, of Fredonia, formerly of Sedan, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at the Golden Living Center in Fredonia.
She was born July 5, 1942 in Moline to William A. Farnsworth and Goldie (Bryan) Farnsworth. She grew up and attended school in Moline before graduating from Moline High School in 1960. After high school she graduated from Pittsburg State University with a bachelor’s degree in Education.
She later married David R. Johnson and they lived in Lincoln, Neb., until they were later divorced. In 2001 she moved from Lincoln, Neb., to Sedan to be closer to her sister Shirley and husband Walter Wigton.
She was a member of the Methodist Church, she loved music especially playing the banjo and guitar and any stringed instruments; she was also played in a Bluegrass music group.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her two sons, Kurt Johnson of Pennsylvania and Ken Johnson of California; one sister, Shirley and husband Walt Wigton of Sedan, and three grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
To view the obituary or to leave a message for the family, please visit www.dwbfh.com. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.
Unknown Newspaper - July 15, 1998
MRS. VIVIAN JOHNSON - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
IOLA - Vivian Davis Johnson, 70, of Iola, died Wednesday at the home of her son in Iola. Death was attributed to cancer.
Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Waugh-Yokum & Firskel Chapel, Iola, with Pastor Kyle Guenther officiating. Graveside services will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Longton Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Harvest Baptist Church Building Fund.
Mrs. Johnson was born May 21, 1928, in Upola, to Lewis and Medora (Holtsclaw) Campbell. On Sept. 7, 1948, she married Kenneth Davis and they lived in the Longton, Moline and Sedan areas, moving to Iola in 1963. He died in 1964.
On June 12, 1966, she married Frankle R. Johnson and he died in 1995.
Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Harvest Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Mark Davis and Dallas Davis, Iola; a stepson, F.R. Johnson, Wichita; a stepdaughter, Jackie Johnson, Wichita; a brother, Gerald Campbell, Upola; two sisters, Mary Jane
, Roseburg, Ore., and Geraldine Fiscus, Salem, Ore.: seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Unknown Newspaper - June 2, 1993
MR. WILLIAM JOHNSON - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
HOWARD - William "Red" Johnson, 86, of Howard, died Wednesday at Fredonia Regional Hospital.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at Zimmerman Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robin Haines, pastor of the Flint Hills Assembly of God, officiating. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the Howard Twilight Manor nursing home, and contributions may be left at the funeral home.
Mr. Johnson was born Jan. 11, 1907, on a farm northwest of Fall River to August and Rose (Gunsberg) Johnson. He graduated from Longton High School in 1924.
He later joined a harvesting crew in western Kansas, which traveled through Nebraska and the Dakotas. He returned to Kansas in 1925 and operated a grocery store in Fall River for several years. He later worked throughout southeast Kansas preparing barbecued meats for special events.
On July 3, 1934, he married Marguerite Swart in Baxter Springs. The couple lived near the Busby community in Elk County until moving to Howard in the early 1950s. Mr. Johnson continued to operate a farm near Busby. Mrs. Johnson died in January.
Mr. Johnson was a former member of the Busby school board, Busby Grange, Busby Community Club, Elk County Cattleman's Association and Elk County Livestock Association. He also received membership as an Honorary Chapter Farmer from the West Elk High School Future Farmers of America in recognition of his meats preparation. There are no immediate survivors.
Unknown Newspaper - October, 1966
MR. WILLIAM M. JOHNSON - Submitted by Dan Durbin
Services For Bill Johnson
Funeral services were held Monday in the chapel of the Watt Funeral Home with Rev. Anthony Simowitz officiating. Burial was in the Moline Cemetery under the direction of the Watt Funeral Home.
Mr. Johnson was born April 3, 1873 in the state of Illinois, the son of James P. and Ann (Hadley) Johnson. His wife preceded him about two years.
Surviving are: a son, Cecil of Moline; a brother, Ora of Anthony, Kan.; two sisters, Mrs. Rosa Buzzard of Wichita and Mrs. Bessie Webb of Hartner, Kas.; and one granddaughter.
The Citizen - August 31, 1932
MR. CLARKSON F. JOHNSTON - Submitted by L. Morgan
CIVIL WAR SOLDIER PASSES
Clarkson Frazier Johnston was born in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, January 20, 1847 and died August 27, 1932 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. D.C. Knickerbocker of this city.
At the age of 14 years he answered the call to service and enlisted in the Civil War, with Co. K and 19th Regiment, serving 18 months, after which he re-enlisted in Co. I 53rd Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry and remained in service until the close of the war.
In the year 1880 he was united in marriage to Miss Georgiana Caples at Kansas City, Missouri; she having preceded him to the Better World some years ago. To this union were born five children, namely Oscar Otis of Webb City, Missouri; Mrs. D.C. Knickerbocker of this city, Harry Loyd of Higginsville, Missouri; Laurence Roy of this city, and Florence Fern, who departed this life about four years ago, besides four grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews and many friends to mourn his loss.
Soon after the close of the war he came to Kansas where he made his home until his death. Being one of the pioneers of Kansas, and of such sterling character, he was enabled to meet the hardships of the pioneer. His disposition was sunny and cheerful, and he made many friends wherever he went.
For the past five years he had been a sufferer but always patient and loving. His daughter, Mrs. Knickerbocker had been at his bedside continually, his pal, until the last and he will be missed in this home where he was so dearly loved.
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 28th at 4:30 at the Moon Funeral Home, under the auspices of the American Legion Carter-Rader Post, and conducted by J.W. Bayles of the Baptist church. The music was furnished by a quartet from the Christian church choir, Mrs. L.P. Mills, Mrs. Gertrude Walker, M.M. Munsinger, and L.P. Mills, Miss Esther Mills presided at the piano. The active and honorary pall-bearers were members of the Legion. The Legion was in charge at the grave and gave their beautiful burial service. The body was laid to rest in Grace Lawn cemetery.
Prairie Star - August 26, 2015
MRS. DONNA L. MEISCH JOHNSTON
Donna L. Meisch Johnston, 81, a resident of Howard, passed away on Aug. 18, 2015 at her home.
Donna was born on Dec. 10, 1933 in Piedmont to Wesley I. and Mildred E. (Misner) Norman. After graduating from Piedmont High School, Donna was united in marriage to W.F. Meisch in 1952. She worked in accounting and tax preparation for the couples business: W.F. Meisch Dirt Contractor. The couple was married for 50 years when W.F. passed away in 2002. Donna then married Gene Johnston and they were happily married until his passing in 2006.
Donna was a member of the Howard United Methodist Church and a member of the VFW. In her spare time she loved sewing, dancing, playing cards, antique car parades and socializing at the Moline Senior Citizens Center. She loved her family immensely and loved spending time with them, especially her beautiful grandchildren.
Donna is survived by her daughter Linda D. Askew and husband J. Michael of Ochelata, Okla.; brother, Larry D. Norman of Howard; grandchildren, Jennifer D., Julie R. and Jeffrey T. Askew and great-grandchild, Taylor W. Askew.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Wesley I. and Mildred Norman; husbands, W.F. Meisch and Gene Johnston; sister, Mary Darlene Meisch.
Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 21, 2015 at Howard United Methodist Church in Howard with Pastor Stacy Ellsworth officiating. Interment was at the South lawn Cemetery, Severy.
Online condolences may be left at: www.countrysidefh.com. Memorials are suggested to the Senior Citizens Center. Services are entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home 206 E. Washington, P.O. Box 1233, Howard, KS 67349.
Unknown Newspaper - July 5, 1972
MRS. SUE E. JOLLY - Submitted by Dan Durbin
Sue E. Stiles was born in Moline on December 1, 1900 to Ed and Elizabeth Stiles and passed away July 5 at Long Beach, Calif.
Sue spent her youth in Moline. She was baptized into the Methodist Church and graduated from Moline High School in 1918.
She was united in marriage to Lyle G. Jolly on Jan. 21, 1920 in Moline. To this union was born one daughter, Nancy Ann.
She spent many years employed at work in K.C. She retired in 1969 and moved to Long Beach to be near her daughter and family.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Doc Stiles.
She leaves to mourn her passing her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy Ann and Ralph Ward; and four granddaughters, Suzanne, Diane, Peggy and Pam of Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
Funeral services were held Monday in the Watt Funeral Home followed by burial in the Moline Cemetery. Rev. Monroe Vaughan officiated.
Unknown Newspaper - December 6, 1945
MRS. ADA M. JONES - Submitted by Dan Durbin
Ada May Hendrix Jones, daughter of Ida M. and William C. Hendrix was born at Milledgeville, Illinois, on January 8, 1900 and departed this life at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, Kansas, December 6, 1945 at the age of 45 years, 10 months and 28 days.
She was united in marriage to Orville Jones March 10, 1921. To this union was born three children.
She moved from Polo, Illinois with her parents in 1912 to Morris county, Kansas, later moving to Elk county, Kansas, then moving in 1940 to Wichita, Kansas where she has lived since.
She joined the Christian church as a member at Moline, Kansas, then later moving her membership to Sedan Christian church where it has remained since. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, three children, Bonnie Gindlesberger of Wichita; Glenn Jones of the home and Merle Jones of Sedan, Kansas; one grandchild, Merle Dean Jones, Jr. of Sedan, Kansas; one brother, Ray Hendrix of Elk City, Kansas; also a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held from the Moline Christian church, Monday, December 10, at 2:00 P. M., conducted by the Rev. Joe Samuels, pastor of the Sedan Christian church. Interment in the Moline cemetery.
Prairie Star - May 18, 2016
MR. DALE JONES
Vernon Dale Jones, age 86, of Howard, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016, at Lakepoint Augusta Nursing Center. Vernon was born Oct. 21, 1929, on the family farm outside of Howard and remained on the farm until a year and a half ago. His parents were Ralph Edward and Lula (Chase) Jones.
Vernon graduated from Howard High School and on Aug. 26, 1949, he married Clara Jacob, his wife of 66 years. They were blessed with four children. Vernon was a farmer and loved to farm. He also enjoyed carpentry work, fishing when he had the time, and just being in the peaceful outdoors of the family farm.
Vernon and Clara were members of the Howard United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife Clara; children Timothy Jones and wife Cherri of Kansas City, Mo., Bruce Jones and wife Deniese of Augusta, Kan., Linda Smith and husband David of Leavenworth, Kan.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Vernon was preceded in death by his parents; infant son Leroy Jones; and sisters Mildred Williams and Wanda Forbis.
Funeral Services were held Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 11 a.m., at the Howard United Methodist Church, Howard. Interment followed at Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard. Family suggests memorials to Howard United Methodist Church and may be left with funeral home.
Countryside Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com.
MR. DAVID T. JONES
David Thomas Jones, Elk Falls, a retired farmer, died February 17 at Newton Memorial Hospital, Winfield.
Services were held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m., in the United Methodist Church, Elk Falls.
Survivors are one son, H. E. (Pat) Lemon, Moline, and one brother, William 0., Osage City.
Spurrier Funeral Home, Howard, was in charge of the services.
Unknown Newspaper - December 27, 1989
MR. EARL R. JONES - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
MOLINE - Earl R. Jones, 76, of Moline, died Wednesday at Sedan City Hospital.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Watt Funeral Home followed by burial in the Moline Cemetery. The Revs. Albert Atkinson and LaDonna Carey will officiate.
Mr. Jones was born April 4, 1913, at Moline, to Sylas Victor and Lillie May (Hebb) Jones.
On July 29,1933, he married Evelyn Moore at Sedan. She survives at the home.
A rancher, Mr. Jones was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Moline Alumni Association.
Other survivors include one son, Robert Jones, Winfield; one daughter, Vicki Ann Angle, Kansas City, Kan.; three sisters, Gladys Coble and Phyllis Divine, both of Howard, and Mable Call, Halstead; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials have been established with the Moline Baptist Church and the Moline United Methodist Church.
Unknown Newspaper - January , 1990
MRS. ELFIE O. JONES - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
Services were held Monday in the Grenola Methodist Church for Elfie Opal Jones, 98. Mrs. Jones died Friday (Jan. 19, 1990) at her daughter's home in Manhattan.
Survivors include two daughters, Eleanor Wheeler of Coffeyville, Lois Findley of Manhattan; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Molly Flory and Alma Rader, both of Howard.
A memorial has been established with the Grenola Methodist Church.
Howard Courant - Februry 9, 1928
MR. EUGENE JONES - Submitted by L. Morgan
Eugene Jones was born in Cattaraugus County, New York, August 1, 1851, He was married in 1873 to Julia Anne Hughes who departed this life on June 10, 1896. To this union were born four sons and fuor daughters: Silas V. Jones of Moline, Will T. Jones of Modesto, California, Guy Jones of Clinton,, Iowa and Lloyd Jones of Chicago, Illinois; Mrs. Mollie Williams of Kansas City, Kansas, Mrs. Minnie Snow of Fort Collins, Colorado, Mrs. Pearl Goodwin of Modesto, California and Mrs. Cora Harris of Moline who departed from this life May 12, 1912.
Mr. Jones was converted when young and became a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. He was also a faithful member of the I.O.O. F. Lodge.
He departed this life at Moline, Kansas, February 6, 1928, age 76 years, six months and five days.
He leaves to mourn his departure, four sons, three daughters, twenty-three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
The funeral services will be held at Moline, today, the 9th, at 3 p.m. at the M. E. church.
The publisher hereof has known Gene Jones ever since the Old Boston days of '72. He has been a prompt paying and loyal subscriber of The Courant for almost 50 years. He was a good citizen and a good man, and we mourn his passing as a personal bereavement. The mourning family has our sincerest sympathy in their sorrow.
Unnamed Newspaper - March 2013
MR. GLADYS I. JONES - Submitted by Bryan K. Hagelund
Obit: Gladys Irene Jones, age 90, a resident of Elk Falls, Kansas passed away Friday, March 15, 2013 at Newman Regional Hospital in Emporia, Kansas.
She was born on January 23, 1923 in Kiowa, Kansas the daughter of Olan and Martha Zella (Pratt) Black.
In 1940, Gladys married to Lloyd Buchanan in Marion, Kansas and they later divorced. In 1948 she married Roland Blackburn in Parsons, Kansas and they later divorced. On January 23, 1964, Gladys was united in marriage to Rowland Jones in Longton, Kansas and together they made their home in rural Elk Falls on the farm where Rowland was raised.
Gladys worked as hair dresser; she also drove a school bus, worked in the Longton Grocery Store and also in local daycares.
Gladys was a member of the Elk Falls United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star, Elk Valley Club, Jolly Dozen Club and the Cove HDU.
Gladys is survived by three daughters; Dianna Morrison of Franklin, Kansas, Jane Wassom of Longon, Kansas and Rowlinda Justus of Emporia, Kansas, one son Glen Blackburn of Longton, Kansas, 18 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 42 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Rowland Jones, one daughter Iown Adamson and two brothers Newton Black and Raymond Black.
Countryside-Zimmerman Funeral Home, Howard, KS
The Moline Advance - April 10, 1919
INFANT HAROLD D. JONES - Submitted by Lori Mentzel
Harold Dale Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Silas V. Jones, was born Dec. 7, 1918, and died at the home of his parents, one mile northeast of town, Apr. 8, 1919.
The Howard Courant-Citizen - January 13, 1966
MR. KENNETH JONES - Submitted by Dan Durbin
Kenneth D. Jones Killed in Texas
Funeral services were held at Borger, Monday. The body was brought to Grenola for burial and graveside rites were held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Greenlawn cemetery.
Survivors are his widow, the former Jean Taylor of Burden; three children, Cindy, Darrell and Sherry, of the home; his mother, Mrs. Elmer Jones, Grenola; a brother, George D. Jones, Borger, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Wheeler, Coffeyville and Mrs. Jim Findley of Manhattan. He was a son of Elmer Jones of Grenola, who preceded him in death. Ken was a nephew of Mrs. Floyd C. Flory of Howard.
MR. KENNETH D. JONES - Submitted by Dan Durbin
Services for Mr. Jones
Born Dec. 31, 1931 in Grenola, he attended the public schools in that city. He was married to 1952 to Alma Jean Taylor at Cambridge. They moved to Borger 10 years ago.
Surviving are his wife and three children, Cindy, Darrell and Sherry of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Wheeler of Coffeyville and Mrs. Jim Finley of Manhattan and a brother, George of Borger.
Graveside services were held Tuesday afternoon in Greenlawn Cemetery, Grenola, The Rev. Chester Eshbaugh officiating. Watt Funeral Home, Moline was in charge.
Howard Courant-Citizen - September 14, 1950
MRS. LILLIE M. JONES - Submitted by Lori Mentzel
Lillie May Hebb, daughter of Joseph and Mary Elizabeth Hebb, was born near Howard, KS, on Dec. 14, 1875, and passed away at her home in Moline on Sept. 3, 1950, at the age of 74 years, 8 months, and 19 days. Her entire life was spent in or near Moline.
She was united in marriage to Silas Victor Jones on June 18, 1895, at her home near Howard. To this union nine children, five sons and four daughters, were born. One son, Harold Dale, died in infancy. Her husband preceded her in death on June 4, 1936.
Mrs. Jones was a Methodist since 1923 and was a member of the Rebekah Lodge...
Left to mourn her passing are her children: Orville Jones, Mulvane, KS; Mrs. Gladys Coble, Howard; Mrs. Ethel Bigler, El Dorado; Archie Jones, Kortes Dam, WY; Mrs. Mabel Call, Halstead, KS; Clifford Jones of the home; Earl Jones, Moline; and Mrs. Phyllis Divine, Howard; 14 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
...pallbearers were six of her grandsons: Alton Coble, Eugene, Coble, Calvin Bigler, Merle Jones, Glenn Jones, and Robert Earl Jones. Burial was in Moline Cemetery.
Prairie Star - June 4, 2014
MRS. PAMELA J. JONES
Pamela Jane Jones, age 53, a resident of Howard, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital in El Dorado, Kan. She was born on Dec. 26, 1960 in Russellville, Ark., the daughter of Darrell and Paulette (Standridge) Bowden.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to her grandchildren’s educational fund and may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.countysidefh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Countryside Funeral Home in Howard.
Unknown Newspaper - December 10, 1998r
MRS. R. ETHYLE JONES - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
FREDONIA - R. Ethyle Jones, 88, of Fredonia, died Thursday at Fredonia Regional Hospital.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Timmons Funeral Home with the Rev. Gene Benefiel of the Buxton Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in Gracelawn Cemetery in Howard.
A memorial has been established in her name with the Longton Historical Society.
Mrs. Jones was born on Oct. 27, 1910, in Plad, Mo., to William A. and Nettie (Varner) Davison. She had worked at City Publishing in Independence, was an insurance agent for Farmers Insurance in Longton and had owned antique shops in Longton and Lyons.
She attended the Christian Church. Her memberships included the Clan Davidson Society, Alford Family Association, Longton Historical Society, Polk County Missouri Historical Society and Elk County Historical Society.
Survivors include two sons, Robert D. Jones, Coffeyville, and William A. Jones, Phoenix, Ariz..; a daughter, Shirley L. Jones Hite, Fredonia; a brother, Jack Mead, Chesapeake, Va.; a sister, Geneva Pegg, Englewood, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Independence Reporter - April 23, 2008
MR. RALPH Z. JONES - Submitted by L. Morgan
LONGTON-- Ralph Z. Jones, 64, of Longton, died Tuesday at Galicia Heart Hospital in WIchita.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Buxton Christian Church, southwest of Fredonia.
Mr. Jones was born in rural Finney County near Garden City on April 19, 1944 to Ralph J. and Flo L. Jones. They moved to rural Longton in 1949. Mr. Jones graduated from Elk City High school and was a longtime farmer and rancher in Elk county.
Survivors include a brother, Milam T. Jones, Dodge City; and a sister, Florrie McGinnis, Fredonia.
Memorials are suggested to the church.
Unknown Newspaper - October 9, 2006
MR. ROBERT D. JONES - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
COFFEYVILLE - Robert Delmar Jones, 77, of Coffeyville, and formerly of Longton and Fredonia, died Monday morning at his home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Buxton Christian Church, southwest of Fredonia, with the Rev. Gene Benefiel officiating. Burial will be at Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard with military honors conducted by the Howard American Legion Post.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service Thursday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the Disabled American Veterans and contributions may be left with David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, which is handling the arrangements.
Mr. Jones was born May 23, 1929 at Wellngtcn, the son of Clarence and R. Ethyl (Davison) Jones. He grew up in the Braman Okla., area where he attended Oklahoma Academy. He went on to earn a bachelors degree in education from Southwestern College in Winfield.
He was a veteran of the United States Air Force.
He married Mary Anna Rothgeb on Sept. 7, 1951 and they later divorced.
His family lived in Longton, Coffeyville, Belle Plaine, Hugoton, Douglas and Fredonia while he was working as a school teacher. His last position was as principal at Butts School near Fredonia. He was also a farmer and businessman.
Following his retirement, Mr. Jones made his home at Longton and Fredonia before moving to Coffeyville.
He was a member of Buxton Christan Church and the American Legion in Howard. He was active in the Democratic Party, running for state representative in 1974.
Mr. Jones is survived by a daughter, Susan McDaniel, Independence; four sons, Ron Jones, Conway Springs, Gus Jones and Rus Jones both of Longton, and Doug Jones, Fredonia;: a sister, Shirley Hite Fredonia; a brother, Bill Jones, Hutchinson; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Unknown Newspaper - April 3, 2000
MR. ROBERT E. JONES - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
HOWARD - Robert "Bob" Earl Jones, 65, Moline died Monday at Via Christi-St. Francis Medical Center in Wichita.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard, with the Rev. Harold Tucker, of the First Baptist Church of Moline, officiating.
Interment will be held at the Moline Cemetery.
Memorials have been established with the First Baptist Church and American Legion Post, both of Moline. Contributions may be left with the funeral home.
Mr. Jones was born July 23, 1934, at Moline to Earl R. and M. Evelyn (Moore) Jones. He graduated from Moline High School in 1952.
He married Betty Jean Ledbetter on Oct. 27, 1952, at Bentonville, Ark. He joined the U.S. Navy in April 1954, where he served four years of active duty as an air traffic controller first class. He later served four years of inactive duty.
After he was discharged from the Navy in 1958, the family returned to Moline where he was employed by the Santa Fe Railroad as a brakeman and conductor for 13 years. During that time, the remainder of his life, Mr. Jones was in the livestock business. He also bought and sold real estate, and was an insurance salesman for several years.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Moline and the American Legion Post in Winfield.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Sharon Kuepker, Colwich; a sister, Vicki Stewart, Moline; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Prairie Star - August 18, 2016
MR. ROGER D. JONES
Roger D. Jones, 61, of rural Eureka passed away Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016 at his home.
He was born April 27, 1955, in Fredonia, to Clifford and Nadine Jones of Severy. He attended Severy, Fall River, and Howard school where he graduated from North Elk Class of 1973.
Roger was united in marriage June 16, 1978 to Kelley W. Shaw of Eureka. The couple lived in the Severy area until they moved northwest of Eureka in 1988.
Roger developed a lifelong love of horses that was developed as a child as he learned from his grandfather to drive and work a team. Only recently were tractors used to replace the team for working the ground. He was an avid rider, enjoyed looking after family and friends livestock. This trait he passed through to his children and grandchildren. He had all kinds of toys from horse drawn equipment to a buggy and surrey.
Roger loved being outdoors and only knew hard work. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He loved being “Gramps” and teaching his grandchildren the way around a horse.
He is survived by his wife Kelley of the home; parents, Clifford and Nadine Jones of Severy; five children: Justin W. Jones of Florence, Jeffrey D. and Renee (
) Jones, Jonathan M. Jones and Claudia Deeder, Janessa W. Jones, Jared R. Jones, all of Eureka; five grandchildren, Trenton W. Jones, Braden D. and Ethan J. Jones, Rorie M. and Keon L. Jones, all of Eureka; one brother, Donnie and Frankie Jones of Douglas; one sister, Sharon and Bill Eade of Eureka and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister Donna Foulke and one infant brother.
A celebration of life was held Saturday, Aug. 13 at Phillips Cabin. Memorials have been set up for the Christ Lutheran Church in Eureka and the Kansas Ranch Roping Association.
Countryside Funeral Home in Howard was in charge of the arrangements. The family requests no flowers. They ask that everyone spend some special time with someone they love and take them out to supper.
Prairie Star - September 14, 2011
MR. ROWLAND D. JONES
Rowland Dan Jones, 90, of Elk Falls, died Sept. 9, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
Services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at the United Methodist Church in Elk Falls, with Pastor Dena Allison officiating. Interment with Masonic Rites will follow at the Elk Falls Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to go to either the Masonic Hope Lodge 155 or Elk Falls United Methodist Church. Memorials can be left with the Countryside - Zimmerman Funeral Home, in Howard.
Mr. Jones was born July 30, 1921 in rural Elk Falls, to Florence Lucy (Bennitt) Jones and Daniel Garfield Jones.
He was a member of the Elk Falls, United Methodist Church, Hope Lodge 155, Order of Eastern Star Ladonia Chapter, President of Kansas Woif Hunter's Association and was an Elk County 4-H Leader. He served as Past Master in the Masonic Lodge and Worthy Patron in Eastern Star.
He married Gladys I. Black on Jan. 23, 1964 and they made their home in the rural Elk Falls area where he was a rancher.
Mr. Jones is survived by his wife, of the home, three daughters, Dianna Morrison of Franklin, Kan., Jane Wassom of Longton, Rowlinda Justus of Emporia, a son, Glen Blackburn of Longton, a sister, Maurine Weaver of Independence, seventeen grandchildren and many great and great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Iown Adamson, and a niece, Sharon Weaver, and a granddaughter, Cynthia Morrison.
The Citizen - June 10, 1936
MR. SILAS V. JONES - Submitted by Lori Mentzel
Moline was sorrowed today in learning of the death of our good citizen, Silas V. Jones, at 10 o'clock Thursday morning. While he had been an asthma sufferer for many years, he had been busy, as usual, about his work until the last few days he had complained of not feeling well, especially the evening just before being stricken. At an early hour Wednesday morning he apparently suffered a hemorrhage of the brain and from that time he never regained consciousness. His children were summoned and remained with him until the last.
Mr. Jones had reached the age of 62 years. He had lived on a farm near Moline for a number of years before moving his family into town where he was employed in the mill for several years and since 1928 has operated the Farmers Filling station and sold the Conoco products by truck throughout this territory. He was one of our best known citizens. He has been township treasurer for a number of terms, which office he held at the time of his death.
He is survived by his wife and four sons, Clifford of the home, Earl and Orville of Moline, and Arch of Laramie, WY, who is expected to arrive here; also by four daughters, Mrs. Harold Coble of Moline, Mrs. Frank Bigler of Oil Hill, KS, Mrs. Dale Call of Wichita, and Mrs. Raymond Divine of Howard.
Sedan Times-Star - December 20, 2000
MRS. CATHERINE JONTRA
Catherine Pauline Travis Shipman Jontra, age 89, passed away early Wednesday morning, December 13, 2000, at the Coffeyville Regional Medical Center in Coffeyville, Kansas. She was born May 18, 1911 in the Union Center Community in Elk County, Kansas.
She was the first child born of John J. and Mary Anna (Johnson) Travis. Pauline grew up in a family of seven siblings west of Howard, Kansas on a farm. All of her life since five years old she spent helping family and friends. She married Orval Guy (Bud) Shipman on April 20, 1937. He died on September 21, 1946. She then married Arlev Ernest Jontra on December 22, 1947. They moved to a farm near Hewins, Kansas. Ernest died in November of 1981.
Survivors include two daughters, Loretta Kay Williams, Wingo, KY and Shirley Sue Adams, Coffeyville, KS. a son, Roy Melvin Jontra, Coffeyville, KS, two stepsons, Mark Jontra, Topeka, KS. Marlan Jontra, Westmoreland, KS, one stepdaughter, Millie Dravo, Williard, KS, one brother, Ed Travis, Wichita, KS, one sister, Ruby Molter, Atlanta, KS, thirteen grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by husband Orval Guy (Bud) Shipman and second husband, Ernest Jontra, her parents, son, Wesley Guy Shipman, four brothers and one sister.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 16, 2000, at 11:00 a.m. at the Graves Funeral Home Chapel in Coffeyville, KS. Burial followed at the Robbins Cemetery in rural Coffeyville, KS.
Memorial contributions have been established with the American Cancer Association and can be sent to Graves Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas.
MR. CLEATUS M. JONTRA
Cleatus M. Jontra, 77, who was born in Onaga, Kansas, and was a retired farmer, died Sunday in Desert Samaritan Hospital at Apache Junction, Arizona.
Mr. Jontra, of Paradise Mobile Park, wintered six years in Arizona and moved there one year ago from Howard, Kansas. He was married in 1931 in Howard.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara; niece, Sharon Lee Fear of Illinois; brothers, Ernest, Charles and Elmer, all of Kansas; and sisters: Weitha Wells of Virginia, Letha Hebb and Muriel Cody of Kansas. and Edith Dijian of California.
Services were Wednesday at Gibbons-Bunker Desert View Chapel, Apache Junction. The Rev. Rick Hewes of Community Christian Church officiated. Burial was in Mountain View Memorial Gardens.
Unknown Newspaper - January 1, 1990
MRS. MARGARET J. JONTRA - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
HOWARD - Margaret J. "Madge" Jontra, 92, died Monday at the Howard Twilight Manor nursing home.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Grace Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Eva Lou Fletcher, of the United Methodist Church, officiating. The Zimmerman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Jontra was born Sept. 8, 1897, on a farm northeast of Howard, to George Joseph and Minnie (Frawner) Garrett. She attended Lima School and was raised on her parents' farm near the Antioch Methodist Church in Elk County.
On Jan. 20, 1932, in Howard, she married Glen Everet Jontra and he died in 1983. They farmed northeast of town until moving to Howard in 1948. She moved to the Twilight Manor Nursing Home in 1985.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church and was a charter member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
The only survivors are a sister-inlaw, Anna Garrett, Howard, and several nieces and nephews. - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
Memorials may be made to the Howard United Methodist Church.
Unknown Newspaper - May 1990
MRS. MARY E. JONTRA - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
HOWARD - Mary Eleanor Jontra, 85, of Howard, died Saturday at the Twilight Manor nursing home. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Cresco Cemetery north of Howard, with Lloyd Zimmerman, officiating. Burial will be under the direction of the Zimmerman Funeral Home.
Mrs. Jontra was born Feb. 5, 1905, in Virginia, Ill., to Owen and Hattie, (Goans) Smith. She began her+ schooling in Illinios and moved with her family to Elk County in 1916.
After completing Normal Training, she taught briefly in rural Elk Countys schools.
On Feb. 28, 1934, she married Charles William Jontra and he died in 1978.
They farmed in Elk County for several years before moving to Wichita where she was employed by the Wesley Medical Center. After her husband's retirement they returned to Howard.
She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include two brothers, Bernard Smith and Kenneth Smith, both of Howard.
A memorial has been established to the Howard Church of Christ.
Unknown Newspaper - November 1970
MR. STANLEY JONTRA - Submitted by Dan Durbin
Stanley Jontra Service Held
Born March 22, 1909, at Onaga, Kansas, the son of Charles And Lenora Furman Jontra, he came to Elk Falls in 1923. He was married to Anna Beatrice Kaiserling on Dec. 24, 1937, at Independence. They lived all of their married life in or near Elk Falls. He was a member of the Elk County Farm Bureau.
Survivors are his widow of the home; one son, Daryle, of Elk Falls; four brothers, Ernest, Hewins; Cletis and Charles of Howard; Elmer, Emmett, Idaho; five sisters, Mrs. Theresa Sims, Severy; Mrs. Weltha Wells, Clintwood, Va., Mrs. Letha Hebb, Fall River; Mrs. Edith Saunders, Santa Rosa, Calif., and Mrs. Muriel Cody, Longton.
Funeral services were held in the Spurrier-Watt Chapel of Howard on Dec. 1 with the Rev. Monroe Vaughan officiating. Interment was in the Elk Falls Cemetery.
MRS. GAIL JORDEN
Gail Jorden, 81, of Hutchinson, died Tuesday, August 29, 1995, at the Dillion Living Center in Hutchinson.
She was born February 25, 1914, at Winfield, the daughter of Edwin H. and Susan Laura (Byran) Compton. She attended school near Dexter and graduated from Udall High School in 1933.
On February 24, 1934, Gail was united in marriage to Carl Harvey Jorden at Winfield. During World War II, she worked as a secretary for Boeing Aircraft Company in Wichita. In 1946, they moved to a farm near Severy. Carl preceded her in death on October 29, 1990.
Survivors include a nephew, Norlan Ferguson of McPherson; two sisters, Melba Stevens of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Nadine Campbell of Canton; two great-nieces, Michelle Summers and Kristi Ruge; two great-nephews, Scott L. and John B. Ferguson.
Funeral services were held August 31 at the Severy Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Terry Buchanan officiating. Interment followed in the South Lawn Cemetery at Severy.
A memorial has been established in her name with the Alzeheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 2763, Wichita, KS 67201. Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard was in charge of arrangements.
The Winfield Daily Courier - November 26, 2007
MR. CARL E. JORDAN - Submitted by L. Morgan
Carl E. Jordan, 75, of Winfield, died Nov. 22, 2007, at William Newton Hospital.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church. Private inurnment will take place at a later date at Wilmot Cemetery.
The family will greet friends at Miles Funeral Service from 5 to 9 this evening.
Online condolences may be made at www.milesfuneralservice.com.
Memorials have been established for the First Christian Church and for Winfield Lodge 110 Ancient Free & Accepted Mason. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Carl was born June 2, 1932, in Kansas City, Mo., to Willard Glenn and Vera May (Barker) Jordan. He was raised in Grenola and graduated from Grenola High School.
Carl married Cheryl C. Moore on Sept. 30, 1951, at the Grenola Christian Church. The couple made their first home in Latham. Carl also resided in Burden and Winfield throughout his life.
He worked for Southern Kansas Telephone Co. and Burner Oil Co. before going to work for the City of Winfield's electric department on April 11, 1955. Carl retired as electric line superintendent on June 18, 1993.
He was a member of the First Christian Church as well as the Winfield Masonic lodge, Order of Eastern Star and the 4-H Club. His hobbies included wiring, remodeling, football and spending time with his family.
In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Jordan, and his sister, Margaret Mathis. Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Jordan, Winfield; his daughters, Karen Mortimer, and husband, Duane, and Judy Wilson, all of Winfield, and Rose Ann Riley and husband, Jim, Dexter; special friend, Randy Smith, and wife, Pam, Arkansas City; his brother, Donald Jordan, El Dorado; his sisters, Ethel Steward, Denver, Colo., Glenna Chanberlin, Lincoln, Neb., and Pat Murrell, Winfield; his grandchildren, Tracey Coffey and husband, Jim, Brandy Hoepfinger, and husband, Lonnie, John Mortimer and wife, Joyce, David Mortimer, Jon Riley, and wife, Sara, Kendra Riley, Jennifer Peters, and husband, Jordan, Sarah Muturi, Austin Wilson, Janet Smith, and Shelly Smith; his great-grandchildren, Gage Coffey and Garret Coffey, Jordan Hoepfinger and Sarah Hoepfinger, Morgan Riley Carson Riley and Cole Riley, Hannah Peters, Lyric Muturi, and Ryan Mortimer, Letica Mortimer and Chelsie Mortimer; and his great-great-granddaughter, Brooklynn Mortimer.
The Winfield Daily Courier - January 16, 2008
MR. DONALD R. JORDAN - Submitted by L. Morgan
EL DORADO - Donald R. Jordan, 78, of El Dorado, passed away Jan. 15, 2008, at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church in El Dorado. Masonic rites will be conducted at the church following the service. Burial will be in Sunset Lawns Cemetery, El Dorado.
Friends may call on the family at Carlson Funeral Home, 200 S. Star, El Dorado, KS 67042, Friday evening from 6 to 7:30.
Memorials are to the Cancer Center of Kansas and may be left with the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.carlsoncolonial.com
Donald was born Nov. 5, 1929, in Kansas City, Mo., to Willard Glenn and Vera Mae (Barker) Jordan. He was raised in Grenola and graduated from Grenola High School. Don served in the United States Marines during the Korean War.
On June 7, 1953, Don and Betty Huntington married at the First Christian Church. The couple resided in El Dorado throughout their married life. He worked for the Texaco refinery for 38 years, retiring in 1991.
Don was a member of First Christian Church as well as Patmos Masonic Lodge in El Dorado. His volunteer work included prison ministry, delivering Meals on Wheels, Shriners van driver to the St. Louis Hospital, library volunteer at Oil Hill School, Sunday school teacher at First Christian Church, women's shelter volunteer and the Bluestem Community Credit Union president. He was a member of Knife and Fork and Shrine.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert Jordan and Carl Jordan, and a sister, Margaret Mathis.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Jordan, of the home; daughters, Dana Jordan, Towanda, and Christie Jordan, El Dorado; sisters, Ethel Steward, Denver, Colo., Glenna Chamberlin, Lincoln, Neb., and Pat Murrell, and husband, Ralph, Winfield.
Prairie Star - April 8, 2009
MRS. ESTHER A. JORDAN
Esther Alma Jordan, 92 of Howard, died March 30, 2009 at Twilight Manor in Howard.
Esther was born March 15, 1917 near Wilmore, Kan., the daughter of Everett and Maude (Heck) Hubbard.
Esther joined the Wilmore Methodist Church at the age of 12. She graduated from Wilmore High School in 1935, she then attended Southwestern College for two years getting her teaching degree. She taught six years in Comanche County. On May 29, 1941 Esther married Glenn W. Jordan, they ranched and farmed south of Coldwater for 28 years, where she also taught Sunday School at the Antioch Methodist Church for most of those years.
On Nov. 28, 1955 they adopted a 6 year old son, Leroy G. Jordan. In August of 1972, they bought land in Elk County and moved near Piedmont. Esther and Glenn were married for 44 years until his death of Jan. 10,1986.
Esther was a member of the Eastern Star since March of 1946.
Other survivors include: one son, Leroy and wife Viola Jordan of Peidmont, Kan.; one brother, Wayne and wife Viola Hubbard of Herrington, Kan.; one sister-in-law, Ruth Denney of Coldwater, Kan.; one step granddaughter, three step great-grandchildren, and two great-great-granddaughters.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, two brothers Earl and Ronald Hubbard, and an infant son.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 3, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at the Howard United Methodist in Howard, with Pastor Charles Cryderman officiating. Burial followed at Grace Lawn Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Howard United Methodist Church or Twilight Manor of Howard, and may be left or mailed to the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at: www.countrysidefh.com. Services were arranged by Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
The Winfield Daily Courier - July 25, 2006
REV. ROBERT R. JORDAN - Submitted by L. Morgan
GREAT BEND - The Rev. Robert R. Jordan, 80, of Great Bend, died July 22, 2006, at the Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Center.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Fairview Cemetery in Phillipsburg. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the First Christian Church, 5230 Broadway, Great Bend, with the Revs. Dr. Paxton Jones and William "Bill" Johnson officiating. Funeral arrangements are by Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel in Phillipsburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Great Bend First Christian Church Scholarship Fund.
Robert was born Jan. 7, 1926, in Kansas City, Mo., to Glenn and Vera Jordan. He grew up in Grenola and graduated from Grenola High School.
He served in World War II 1944-46 in Germany. He then attended Phillips University in Enid, Okla., where he obtained a bachelor of arts degree in Bible and Christian education in 1952. In 1962, he received a master's degree in Christian education, also from Phillips University.
He married Morna M. Mills on Aug. 24, 1947, at the First Christian Church in Burrton.
Together they served Disciples of Christ churches for over 50 years in Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Kansas. He retired from the Oxford Christian Church on Feb. 1, 1991, and moved to Colby where he continued his ministry by doing pulpit supply and interim ministry in the High Plains region of Kansas.
Survivors include his wife, Morna Jordan, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Dale Brockhausen, Great Bend; a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Stephen and Carla Jordan, Cape Girardeau, Mo.; four sisters, Margaret Mathis, Wichita, Ethel Steward, Denver, Colo., Glenna Chamberlin, Lincoln, Neb., and Pat Murrell, and her husband, Ralph, Winfield; two brothers, Dick Jordan, and his wife, Betty, El Dorado, and Carl Jordan, and his wife, Cheryl, Winfield; grandchildren, James Letzig, Lynda Letzig, Jason Letzig, Lynn Letzig, Beau Jordan, Lilly Jordan and Michael Jordan; and four great-grandchildren.
Unknown Newspaper - June 19, 2000
MR. WILLARD M. JORDAN
HOWARD — Willard Merle Jordan, 95, of Grenola, died Monday at the Walnut Hill Nursing Center in Winfield.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Greenlawn Cemetery at Grenola, with the Revs. Don Foster and Larry Bowyer officiating.
Memorials have been established with the Grenola Historical Society and the Grenola United Methodist Church, and contributions may be left with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Mr. Jordan was born Sept. 25, 1905, near Grenola, to Charles and Lottie Belle (Logston) Jordan. He attended school in Grenola.
On Feb. 5, 1927, he married Margaret Neubecker in Howard, and she died in 1989.
He was a lifetime farmer and rancher in the Grenola area, and also worked at the Moline and Cedar Vale sale barns until he was injured in a horse accident in 1974.
He was a former member of the Water Shed District Board and a former member of the Grenola School Board. He served on several organizational boards, and was a member of the Grenola Christian Church.
Survivors include a son, R.G. Jordan, Grenola; a daughter, Beverly Wolfe, Grenola; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Prairie Star - September 14, 2016
MR. "FRENCHIE" ARTHUR JUAIRE
“Frenchie” Arthur Juaire passed away at Via Christie St. Francis Hospital in Wichita on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016 at the age of 72.
Frenchie was born to parents Joseph Jean and Wanda Elaine (Cummins) Juaire on Aug. 31, 1944 in Winfield. On June 5, 1965,
Frenchie married Bonnie Jean (Martin) in Howard and to this union were born five children, Lee Allen, Rex Lynn, Joe, Jay Arthur and Polly.
Frenchie loved to work on Chevy engines and shared his knowledge with his kids, even making sure his daughter knew how to change the oil in a vehicle. Frenchie worked throughout his life in construction jobs that involved the use of heavy equipment and in the oil field industry. He is fondly remembered as having nicknames for all his kids and was described as using the tough love approach while at the same time establishing routines and traditions.
Frenchie leaves behind to mourn his passing his loving caretaker, Bonnie, of the home; sons, Lee Juaire and wife Peggy of Severy, Rex Juaire and Donna Madison of Howard, Jay Juaire of Augusta, and daughter Polly and husband Shane Griggs of Neodesha; sister, Connie Hafner and husband Howard of Independence and brother Rick Dilli of Independence; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Preceding him in death are his parents, a son Billy Joe Juaire, brother Jerry Juaire, and sisters Rita Hill and Pat Unrein.
Cremation has been effected and private memorial services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and may be mailed or left at the funeral home. Online condolences for the family may be offered at www.countrysidefh.com
Countryside Funeral Home at 206 East Washington in Howard is in charge of the arrangements.
Unknown Newspaper - January 1, 2000
MR. BILLY JUAIRE
Billy "Joe" JuAire, 30, of Howard, died Saturday of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident near Fredonia Saturday night.
Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Howard United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kibum Kim and the Rev. Robin Haines officiating. Burial will be in Cresco Cemetery north of Howard.
Memorials are suggested for a trust fund for his children's education and they may be left at Zimmerman Funeral Home.
Mr. JuAire was born Feb. 27, 1969 at El Dorado, to F.A. and Bonnie (Martin) JuAire. On Feb. 17, 1989 he married Patricia Bronson and they later divorced.
Mr. JuAire graduated from West Elk High School at Howard.
Survivors include a daughter, Hannah JuAire, Altoona; a son, Joseph JuAire, Altoona; his parents, Frenhcie and Bonnie JuAire, Howard; three brothers, Lee JuAire, Severy, Rex JuAire, Howard, and Jay JuAire, Wichita; a sister, Polly JuAire, Severy; and his grandparents, Butch and and Dilli, Howard.
MR. ARTHUR R. JULIAN
Arthur Russell Julian passed away Tuesday, January 11, 1994 at the Elk Manor Nursing Home in Moline. He was 88 years of age.
Arthur was born on May 28, 1905 at Highlaud County, 0H. to Henry and Dollie (Fortwrangler) Julian. He moved with his family to Elk County at the age of two, and attended Center Rural School.
Arthur operated a farm in Elk County for more than thirty years, before moving to Moline where he worked as a carpenter until his retirement. In 1962, he married Susan Emiline "Electa" (McGlasson) Julian, and they made their home in Moline until her death on November 16, 1991.
Arthur enjoyed birds, flowers, and being close to nature in the outdoors. He was a long-time member of the Ames Chapel Rural Church, south of Moline, until it closed several years ago.
He is survived by two sons, Russell Julian of Moline and Dale Julian of Sedan, eleven grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Electa, a son, Bobbie 0. Julian, his parents, eight brothers and two Sisters.
Funeral services were held Thursday, January 13, 1994 at the Moline United Methodist Church with Rev. Larry Bowyer officiating. Mrs. Shae Watkins played selected organ music. The casket bearers were Brent Julian, David Julian, Mark Julian, Steve Julian, Heath Lampson, and Jeff Stephenson. Interment was held in Ames Chapel Cemetery, south of Moline. A memorial has been established with the Elk Manor Nursing Home of Moline. Contributions can be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements were made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Unknown Newspaper - March 2, 1989
MRS. ELECTA JULIAN - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
MOLINE - Electa Julian, 78, dled at her home here on Friday. Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Moline Christian Church with burial in Ames Chapel Cemetery at Moline under the direction of the Watts Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested for the Moline Christian Church.
Mrs. Julian was born at Leeds Kan. Dec. 20, 1911, the daughter of Edward and Ailie (Parmely) McGlasson. She was a retired cook for the Moline schools, a longtime member of the Christian church and had been secretary of the Sunday School for seven years. She was also active in the Friendship Meals project.
On April 21, 1929, at Caney she was married to Jule Julian and he died in 1941. She was later married to Arthur Julian, a brother of her first husband, and he survives at the home.
Other survivors are two sons, Russell E. Julian of Moline and Dale Julian of Sedan; one brother, Harry McGlasson of Moline; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren Another son, Bobble G. Julian, preceded her in death.
The Moline Advance - May 30, 1929
MR. HENRY JULIAN, SR. - Submitted by Dan Durbin
Henry Julian, sr. died suddenly Monday night after retiring at his home southeast of town. He had been apparently in good health and had attended the show in town in the evening, going home after the show he retired and in a short time Mrs. Julian noticed him seemingly restless. She called the rest of the family, but he gasped only a few Times and passed away.
Mr. Julian was a native of Ohio, coming to this state about twenty-five years ago he bought land in the Ames Chapel neighborhood where he lived until his death Monday night. He was 70 years old April 15th.
Mr. Julian was an honorable upright man, a good neighbor and a good citizen. He leaves his wife and eleven children, two daughters and nine sons.
Mr. Julian will be greatly missed by a large circle of friends and neighbors. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon, May 30, made in the Chapel cemetery.
From THE MOLINE ADVANCE June 6, 1929
Henry Julian, son of Henry and Mary Julian, was born in Highland County, Lynchburg, Ohio, on Aril 15, 1859, and departed this life at Moline, Kansas, May 28, 1929, age 70 years, 1 month and 13 days.
He lived with his parents in Ohio until nine years of age and with his mother moved to Monmouth, Illinois.
He was married to Dollie J. Fortwangler on December 29, 1881, and to this union fifteen children were born of which eleven are living, four having passed on in infancy.
He moved with his family to Moline, Kansas, in the year 1907 and resided on his farm near Ames Chapel until the time of his death. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and lived a faithful Christian life.
He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, Mrs. Dollie Julian, and the following children, Pearl Shaffer of Fayetteville, Ohio; Willaim Julian of Dayton, Ohio; Charles Julian of Neodesha, Kansas; Joe, George, Henry, Roy Ray, Arthur and Julie Julian and Mary Cochran of Moline, Kansas.
He also leaves two sisters and one brother, Ermanza Parker, Julia Julian and Anthony Julian of Monmouth, Illinois; thirty grandchildren and three great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
His many relatives and friends are made sad by this passing but all are comforted by his good life.
Funeral services were held at Ames Chapel Thursday afternoon conducted by Rev. J. B. Cooprider of Caney, Kansas, and Rev. O. W. Dewey, the pastor of the Methodist Church at Moline. Interment was made in the Ames Chapel
Sedan Times-Star - September 22, 2004
MISS HILDA M. JULIAN
MOLINE - Hilda May Julian passed away on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at her home in Moline. She was 90 years of age. Hilda was born on April 25, 1914, on a farm near Sedan to Joseph and Flora (Jeanneret) Julian. At a young age, Hilda moved with her family to the 400 acre farm of her grandparents, Paul and Rosalie Jeanneret, south of Moline.
She graduated from Moline High School in 1931, and later graduated from Kansas State Teachers College at Pittsburg in 1941, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in education. Hilda taught several years at rural schools in Elk and Chautauqua counties. During World War II, she served with the Womans Army Corps and was assigned to duty at the Pentagon. She was later employed as a librarian in a public library at Council Bluffs, Iowa, and lived in Hollywood, Calif. during the 1950s. Hilda returned to make her home in the Moline community during her later years.
Since Hildas mother and grandparents were all of French descent, the family spoke French and Hilda became fluent in this language. She was very knowledgeable about her familys history and provided valuable genealogy information during the last few years.
She is survived by numerous cousins and a sister-in-law, Marjorie Julian, Denver, Co.
Hilda was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Paul Henry Julian and Elmer Joseph Julian and a sister, Iva Hope Julian.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at Ames Chapel Cemetery south of Moline with Lloyd 0. Zimmerman officiating.
A memorial has been established with the Moline Senior Center. Contributions may be left with the funeral home.
Prairie Star - March 15, 2017
MRS. IRENE JULIAN
Irene Julian, age 89, who was residing in California, passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2017 of complications from a stroke.
Born in the prairies of Saskatchewan, Canada, she was the youngest of three children. As an adult, she lived in Vancouver, Canada, where she met her first husband and had two children. They moved to California in 1958, and unfortunately her husband passed away in 1966.
In 1976, she met Russ Julian, fell in love and got married. In 1979, she moved to Moline where Russ’s family lived.
In Moline, Irene worked at a doctor’s office prior to becoming the City Clerk for Moline. She was very proud and humbled to serve everyone in the community. She was also an active member in the Moline Christian Church, Gideon’s, American Legion, and the Republican Women’s organization where she helped to promote political candidates.
With the sorrow of the passing of Russ in August of 2011, she said goodbye to her cherished friends and family and grandchildren and moved to California in the summer of 2012. Once again, being able to be close to her daughter, granddaughter, and great-grandchildren.
She was very active in the senior apartments where she lived…participating in every activity offered, exercise classes, walking, gospel singing groups, community outings, but one of her favorites was walking on the beach a few times a week. She was a very active member in the local Presbyterian Church and Gideon’s.
Funeral services to be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Moline Christian Church in Moline, where Pastor Stan Rumbaugh will officiate. Irene’s remains will be interned at the Moline City Cemetery at a later date.
Irene’s Loving Kansas Family members suggest in lieu of flowers, that contributions may be made to Gideon’s International. For your convenience, your checks to Gideon’s can be collected at the services.
Online condolences may be left for the family at the Countryside Funeral Home in Howard at their website www.countrysidefh. com.
Unknown Newspaper - November 7, 1997
MRS. NELLIE E. JULIAN - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
Nellie Elvira Julian, 92, of Moline, Kan., died Friday (Nov. 7, 1997) at Riverside Hospital in Wichita, Kan.
She was born on Sept. 26, 1905, at Howard, Kan., to Elbin and Dora (Gibbs) Lewis. She was a homemaker.
Dec. 17, 1922, at Howard, she married Ray Julian. He preceded her in death on May 11, 1991.
Survivors include three sons, Ray of Sacramento, Calif., Dwayne of Hutchinson, Kan., and Marvin of Las Vegas, Nev.; two daughters, Geraldine McGee of Hope, Kan., and Phyllis Winn of Wichita, Kan.; three brothers, Wilbur of Washington, Arlo of Arkansas City, Kan., and Merle of Florida; three sisters, Elnora Vanderpool of Moline, Kan., Veral Toon of Hutchinson and Marjorie Armstrong of Arkansas; six grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, in the Moline Cemetery followed by interment.
MR. RAY JULIAN
Ray Julian, 87, of Moline, Kansas, died Saturday, May 11, 1991, at Mercy Hospital, Independence, Kansas. He was born July 1, 1903, in Rockton, Ohio, to Henry William and Dollie (Fortwanger) Julian. He was a retired farmer.
On December 17, 1922, in Howard, Kansas, he married Nellie Elvira Lewis. She survives at the home. Also surviving are three sons, Ray Eugene Julian of Sacramento, California, Dwayne Julian of Hutchinson, Kansas, and Marvin Julian of Las Vegas, Nevada; three daughters, Geraldine McGee of Hope, Kansas, Ruth Copf and Phyllis Winn, both of Wichita, Kansas; one brother, Arthur Julian of Moline, Kansas; 6 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.
Gravesidc services were held Wednesday, May 15, 1991, at 2:00 p.m., in the Moline Cemetery. Rev., LaDonna Carey officiated. Watt Funeral Ilome, Moline, was in charge of arrangements.
A memorial in his name has been established with the American Heart Association.
Prairie Star - August 24, 2011
MR. RUSSELLE. JULIAN
Russell E. Julian, age 81, a resident of Moline, passed away Friday, Aug. 19, 2011 at the Sedan City Hospital.
He was born on Oct. 31, 1929 in Moline, the son Julie and Susan Emaline "Electa" (McGlasson) Julian.
Russell grew up in Moline and at the age of 17, joined the United Stales Navy where he achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer, Machinist Mate and served his country honorably for 20 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War.
In 1976 while living in California, Russell was united in marriage to Irene Lacy. In 1979 Russell and Irene moved back to Moline.
Russell worked as a maintenance mechanic for McDonnell Douglas in Wichita and he also drove a school bus for West Elk School District. He served as an Elder for the Moline Christian Church and Adjutant for the American Legion - Ferguson Spease Post #388 in Moline. Other memberships included Gideon's International and Fleet Reserve Association. Russell enjoyed reading, boating, horse races and watching John Wayne movies.
He is survived by his wife Irene of the home, three sons Handy Julian of Moline, Kenneth Julian of Ponca City. Okla., and David Julian of Neodesha, one step-son Bill Andrews of Riverside, Calif., one daughter Kathy Minnick of Yorba Linda, Calif., one stepdaughter Tricia Stoll of Stanton, Calif., one brother Dale Julian of Sedan, one sister Troy Johnston of Salina, eleven grandchildren, Laura Ramirez, Heather Kelly, Sara Julian, Eric Minnick, Mike Minnick, Brandon Julian, Angie Julian, Crystal Julian, Corina Julian, Jason Julian and Leslie McMannis and several great-grandchildren.
Russell was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Bob Julian and his step-father Arthur Julian.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011 at the Moline Christian Church in Moline, with Pastor Stan Rumbaugh and Pastor Gary Boles officiating. Interment with military honors will be at Moline Cemetery. Family suggests contributions be made to the American Legion Post #388 in Moline and may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.coun-trysidefh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Countryside-Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard.
Unknown Newspaper - February 11, 1989
REV. HARRY S. JUSTVIG - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
HOWARD - The Rev. Harry S. Justvig, 85, of Howard, died Saturday at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard, with Bernard Smith of the Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in the Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard.
Mr. Justvig was born Feb. 23, 1903, at Oslo, Norway, to Ole and Barbra (Halvorsen) Justvig. He came to the United States when he was three years old. He graduated from high school at Amarillo, Texas.
Mr. Justvig moved to California and on Feb. 23, 1928, he married Ruth G. Hessel at Sebastopol, Calif. She survives at the home.
The couple owned and operated a chicken ranch near Santa Rosa, Calif., before moving to Chicago where they attended Salvation Army Training College. In 1935, they began a Salvation Army ministry in Iola. He served as an officer and field representative for more than 40 years.
During later life, he served as minister of the Congregational Church at Almena. In 1976, he became pastor of the First Christian Church of Howard. At the time of his death, he was a resident of the Twilight Manor nursing home.
Other survivors include a son, Harry A. Justvig, Shawnee Mission; three daughters, Sylvia R. Crum, Howard, Marla J. Vaughn, Wichita, and Esther Samms-Ference, Westminster, Calif.; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to. the American Cancer Society and contributions may be left at the funeral home.
Unknown Newspaper - April 7, 1989
MRS. RUTH JUSTVIG - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
HOWARD - Ruth Justvig, 79, of Howard, died Friday at the H.C.A. Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard, with the Rev. Ray Kerstetter Jr., of the First Christian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Justvig was born Nov. 18, 1909, at Windsor, Calif., to Andrew C. and Jessie (Bean) Hessel. She graduated from high school in Sebastopol, Calif.
On Feb. 23, 1928, she married Harry S. Justvig at Sebastopol. He died in February. They owned and operated a chicken ranch near Santa Rosa, Calif., before moving to Chicago where they attended Salvation Army Training College.
In 1935, they moved to Iola. A few years later, they moved to Wichita where she was a licensed foster mother. She cared for 353 foster children during her years in that profession. They lived in Almena for several years before moving to Howard in 1976, where Mr. Justvig was pastor of the First Christian Church.
Survivors include a son, Harry A. Justvig, Mission; three daughters, Sylvia Crum, Howard, Marla J. Vaughn, Wichita, and Esther Samms-Ference, Westminster, Calif.; a brother, Andrew C. Hessel Jr., Lebanon, Ore.; a sister, Esther May Hessel, Oakland, Calif.; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church of Howard.
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