Genealogy Trails' Kansas


Elk County Citizen - August 31, 1904

MR. CHARLES J. JACKSON - Submitted by L. Morgan

Death of Charlie Jackson
Charles J. Jackson, son of Judge Daniel E. and Margaret Jackson, was born in Newton county, Indiana, April 10, 1862, and died in Longton, Kansas, August 21, 1904, aged 42 years, 4 months and 11 days.

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


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

Daniel Webster Jackson was born at New Burlington, Ohio, Oct 16, 1840. In his boyhood days he went to Benton county Indiana and there grew to manhood.

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


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

Independence Reporter - April 30, 1991


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

Severy, Kansas
Jacobs, Richard P., 85, farmer and retired Cessna Aircraft Co. employee, died Wednesday, March 29, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Severy United Methodist Church.

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.

Elk County Citizens-Advance News

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


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.

Unknown Newspaper - February 1997


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


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 Services by Broadway Mortuary.

Elk Falls Reflector - January 12, 1939

DR. ROBERT C. HUTCHESON - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Unknown Newspaper - May 21, 1955

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**

September 1994


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


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.

Prairie Star - December 10, 2008


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.

Prairie Star - July7 16, 2014


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.

April 1967


Lottie Jesse Dies, Services Held Saturday at Howard
Mrs. Lotte Belle Jesse 77, of Longton, died Thursday in Mercy Hospital at Independence.

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
Henrietta Dawson Johns was born Sept. 28, 1873 on the Dawson Farm one mile south of Moline and died Oct. 21, 1969 in Shawnee Mission, Kan.

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


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

- March 1996


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 - 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


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

Prairie Star - February 1, 2012


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

Arrangements are under the direction of Countryside - Zimmerman Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, Kansas.

Prairie Star - July 3, 2013


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 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.
[NOTE: Dates do not agree with cemetery entry.]

Prairie Star - January 18, 2012


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

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

Prairie Star - April 25, 2012


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

Unknown Newspaper - October, 1966

MR. WILLIAM M. JOHNSON - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Services For Bill Johnson
William M. Johnson, 93, retired farmer, died Saturday at the Elk Manor Rest Home. He had been a patient there the past three years.

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


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.

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.

February 1974


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.

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.

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
Kenneth D. Jones of Borger, Texas, formerly of Grenola, was killed Saturday in an accident on a dam construction project on which he was working.

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.

Unknown Newspaper - January 1966

MR. KENNETH D. JONES - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Services for Mr. Jones
Funeral services were conducted Monday in Borger, Tex., for Kenneth D. Jones, 34, formerly of Elk County. He was killed Saturday afternoon when hit by a falling object from a construction tower. Jones was employed with the West Texas Construction Co., Borger, Texas.

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


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

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.

Prairie Star - September 14, 2011


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


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.



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 - November 1970

MR. STANLEY JONTRA - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Stanley Jontra Service Held
Stanley E. Jontra, Rt. 1 Elk Falls, died suddenly late Saturday night at his home.

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.

August 1995


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

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

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


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: 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


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.

Unknown Newspaper - January 1, 2000


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.

January 1994


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.

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


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.

May 1991


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


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

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

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