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The Winfield Courier - October 25, 2004

MR. ROBERT L. KARR - Submitted by L. Morgan

INDEPENDENCE - Robert Lester 'Bob' Karr, 83, of Independence, formerly of Moline, died Oct. 21, 2004, at the Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Okla.

Services were 2 p.m. today at Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard. Lloyd G Zimmerman officiated. Burial was in Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard. A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association. Contributions may be left with the funeral home.

Karr was born on July 29, 1921, at Dickey County near the town of Luden, N.D. The family moved to Leavenworth County when he was a child, and he attended Eagle rural school near Tonganoxie. Karr worked on the family farm during his teenage years. At the age of 15, he traveled to New Mexico and worked with his uncle for a short time before returning to Leavenworth County.

On Sept. 23, 1941, he married Vera Lee Daniels at Platte City, Mo. They made their home in Allen County where they owned and operated a dairy until moving to Elk County in 1959. They owned and operated the Copperhead Gulch Ranch near Howard for several years.

In 1966, they purchased a farm two miles south of Moline where they operated a ranch until recently moving to Independence. Karr also owned and operated a trucking business, hauling lime and rock throughout southeast Kansas for over 20 years.

He is survived by his wife Vera Karr, Independence; a brother, Roy Karr, Iola; three sisters, June Dunlap, Iola, Dorothy Drain, Yates Center, and Irene Orth, Payson, Ariz.


Prairie Star - February 27, 2013

MRS. VERA L. KARR

Vera Lee Karr, age 88, a resident of Montgomery Place in Independence, Kan., passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013.

She was born on the Lee Ranch near Winchester, Kan., on April 1, 1924 the daughter of Roscoe Vasco and Della May (Fidler) Daniels.

On Sept. 23, 1941, Vera was united in marriage to Robert Lester Karr in Platte City, Mo.

Vera worked as a beauty operator, she also worked for three years for Perkins Hardware in Howard, ten years at Batson’s Drug Store and over 8 years as a CMA for Elk Manor Nursing Home and later Howard Twilight Manor. She was an avid reader and she also enjoyed gardening, quilting, canning and collecting antiques.

Vera is survived by her brothers Warren Daniels and his wife Leota of McLouth, Kan., and Robert Daniels Sr. and his wife Kar- en of Elk City, Kan., and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bob Karr and one brother Victor Daniels.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Countryside - Zimmerman Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be at Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Family suggests contributions to the American Diabetes Association and may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.countrysidefh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Countryside - Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard.


The Winfield Courier - April 23, 2007

MR. WAYNE E. KEAST - Submitted by L. Morgan

HOWARD - Wayne Eugene Keast, 86, of Howard, died April 20, 2007, at Lakepoint Nursing Center in Augusta. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Howard. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 this evening at Zimmerman Funeral Home. Family suggests contributions to either the Howard United Methodist Church or the American Legion Carter-Rader Post 149. They may be left in care of the funeral home.

Wayne was born on April 2, 1921, in Pawnee County, to Fred and Katie (Brandt) Keast. He earned a bachelor's degree from Kansas State College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences. During World War II, Wayne served in the United States Army Air Corps and earned the rank of second lieutenant.

On July 6, 1947, Wayne married Irene Thompson at the First United Methodist Church in Wichita.

Wayne was a farmer. He also served as an educator for veterans returning from the war, teaching them agricultural. Wayne was a member of the United Methodist Church and the American Legion Carter-Rader Post 149 of Howard. While in college, he joined the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. He also served on the Watershed Board, REA board, extension council, 4-H executive council, school board and the board of directors for the First National Bank of Howard.

After retiring from the farm in 1990, Wayne and Irene loved to spend time traveling in their RV. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Wayne is survived by his wife Irene Keast, of the home; two sons, Mark Keast, currently living in South Korea, and Thomas Keast, Elk Falls; a daughter, Annette Barnaby, Valley Center, a sister, Bernice Lott, Glenwood, Colo.; and four grandchildren, Ryan Keast, Michelle Nachtrab, Kate Barnaby and Josh Barnaby.


Howard Courant - February 15, 1917

MR. THOMAS KEENE - Submitted by L. Morgan

OBITUARY of THOMAS KEENE
Thomas Keene was born at Bainbridge, Ohio, July 4th, 1829, and died at his home in Howard, February 8th, 1917, aged 87 years, 7 months and 4 days.

His early life was spent in and near Bainbridge and in 1850 he married Mary Fulk who left this life in 1903. To them seven children were born, three dying in infancy, Mrs. Mary Coile also leaving them in 1884, the remaining three, Mrs. Foster Perkins of Howard, Mrs. Alice Farr of Des Moines, New Mexico, and Lafayette Keene of Moscow, Idaho, survive with 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

He moved to Blue Mound, Kansas in the early fifties and together with his faithful wife he faced pioneer life. When the civil strife called him in 1860 he remained loyal to the union till the close and again took up private life in Illinois. In 1880 he came with his family to Elk county settling on upper Elk river, where very soon he was called upon to give up his daughter, Mrs. Mary Coile. Her daughter, Edith, then entered his home and the most faithful relations as father and daughter have ever existed, and in his declining years she has filled his home with faithful care and affection, each succeeding year the tie of affection growing nearer and dearer.

Mr. Keene lived a courageous, upright life and his friendship was as loyal and sincere as was his purpose in life. His reverence for the Divine was marked by his words, “For creeds and strife let zealots fight, he can’t be wrong whose life is right.” He met death as courageously and fearlessly as he lived and since his accident two months ago which resulted in a broken hip, he talked much of going and feared nothing. His regard for the G.A.R. has always afforded him a keen satisfaction and truest comradeship was his every thought. In losing him both as a relative and friend there is a memory of a life lived true to the path of right as he saw it, faithful as parent and loyal as friend and citizen.

Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church Saturday, February 10th at 11 a.m. The funeral was preached by O. L. Weir, pastor of First Baptist church, assisted by A.J. Kearns, pastor of Presbyterian church, and his body was laid to rest in Grace Lawn cemetery.

May the Lord comfort the bereaved.


December 1993

MRS. VINNIE B. KEENE

Vinnie Blanche Keene passed away Tuesday, December 28, 1993 at Elmhavcn East Nursing Home in Parsons, KS. She was 86 years of age. Blanche, as she was known to her friends, was born on November 22, 1907 at Piedmont, KS. to Frederic Philip and Lizzie Ellen (McLin) McIntyre. She attended school at Piedmont and Severy, and began working at her parent’s business in Severy at an early age.

On February 13, 1928, Blanche married Henry Cyphus Keene at Eureka, KS. They lived in Dwight, KS. until moving to Pasadena, CA. in 1943. In 1946, they returned to Kansas where they lived south of Severy, in the Pleasant Plain community. They farmed near Howard during the 1950’s, where Blanche operated a restaurant for several years.

During the early 1960’s, Blanche and Henry built a home on Fall River Lake, where they lived until moving to Eureka about ten years later. Blanche continued working as a cook in the Severy and Eureka area, for many years.

After Henry’s death, on April 20, 1977, Blanche remained in Eureka until moving to Altamont, KS. in 1986, to be near her daughter, Carolyon. She has been a resident of Elmhaven East Nursing Home in Parsons, since 1988.

Blanche enjoyed quilting, and attending the First Church of God in Eureka. She loved spending time with her family, and especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by two daughters, Nova Lee Harper of Iola, KS. and Carolyon Callier of Altamont, KS., a brother Wayne McIntyre of Park Forest, IL., a sister Rozella Otey of Colorado Springs, CO., five grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren. Blanche was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter Ellen Joan Keene who died in infancy, her parents, two brothers Sylvan who died in 1969 and Frederic Philip Jr. who died in infancy, and a sister Elvie Mcintyre, who also died in infancy.

Graveside services were held Friday, December 31, 1993 at Twin Grove Cemetery in Severy, KS. with Rev. Donald Stice of the First Church of God in Eureka, KS. officiating. A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association.

Contributions can be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements were made with the Forsberg Funeral Home of Severy, KS.


November 1975

MRS. LULU F. KEGGIN

Lulu Frances Penhorvood Keggin, daughter of George W. and Lieudicy E. Haines, was born January 7, 1887, at Goff, Kansas.

She died November 25, 1975 at the Twilight Manor Nursing Home, Howard, Kansas,

She and William G. Keggin were married in 1906 at Bancroft, Kansas and lived in that area until Mr. Keggin's death in 1917. Following the death of her husband, Lulu was employed as a stenographer and bookkeeper in Kansas City, Missouri and later in Dallas, Texas.

Following her retirement in 1957, she moved from Dallas to this area. She had been a resident of Twilight Manor Nursing Home for the past eight years.

Survivors include three sisters: Mrs. Ethel VanOrden, Moline, Kansas; Mrs. Blanche Thorp, Rosiclare, Illinois; Mrs. Mable Walters, Porter, Texas; a brother, George Penhorwood of Roy, Utah and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held at the Spurrier Funeral Home on November 29, with Reverend Roy Brown of the United Methodist Church officiating. Inteerment was in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas.


Howard Courant - January 1, 1897

MRS. NANCY M. KEIFER - Submitted by L. Morgan

Funeral of Mrs. Keifer
The funeral of Mrs. Keifer occurred Monday morning, the services being held at the M.E. church in this city conducted by pastor J.D. Smith. The remains were taken to Howard and laid away beside those of the husband.

Deceased was born in Clark county, Ohio, August 28, 1832 and died December 18, 1896. She was married to Mr. J.D. Keifer in 1854, who preceded her to the Beyond about four years ago.--(Moline Republican)

[Note: She is buried in Grace Lawn cemetery]


July 1941

MRS. OLIVE E. KEITHLEY

Olive Edna Keithley, daughter of the late J. W. Crismas and Melissa Crismas, was born at Howard, Kansas, September 21st, 1884 and died July 2, 1941, at 10 o’clock at the Neodesha hospital, age 56 years, 9 months and 11 days.

She was married December 28, 1929 to Walter S. Keithley at Topeka, Kansas. Mrs. Keithley leaves to mourn her departure her husband, her aged mother, Mrs. J. W. Crismas, five sisters and one brother, Miss Mable Crismas, Howard, Mrs. Gertie Baumgartel, Severy, Mrs. Clemmie Scannel, Cherryvale, Mrs. Blanche Burres, Howard, and Mrs. Myrtle Isaacs of Perry, Oklahoma, and Clarence M. Crismas of Howard; a host of nieces and nephews and friends.

Her father and one brother preceded her in death to the Great Beyond.

Ollie was always a kind daughter and a loving sister and always had a kind word for those she knew.

Funeral services were held at the Moon Funeral Home in Howard at 10:30 a. m., Friday, July 4th, conducted by Rev. T. Stevens. Burial was in Grace Lawn cemetery, Howard.


Prairie Star - April 24, 2013

MR. PAUL W. KELLY

Paul Wayne Kelly, 70, of Grainola, Okla., died Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at his residence. Graveside services were held Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the Maple City Cemetery, Maple City, Kan. Pastor Chuck Steele was the officiant.

Paul was born April 15, 1943, in Grainola, Okla., to Lee and Eva (Jackson) Kelly. He was reared and educated in Grainola and Shidler, graduating from Shidler High School in 1961. He attended Oklahoma State University graduating in 1966, with a Bachelor’s of science degree in Agriculture. He entered into the Oklahoma National Guard in Fairfax, Okla., on June 27, 1966. He was honorably discharged as specialist E6 on June 21, 1971.

He married Diane Crissman on June 1, 1979, in Coffeyville, Kan. The couple made their home near Grainola, Okla. Paul was a longtime farmer/rancher in Kansas and Oklahoma. He was a member of the Tyro Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife Diane of the home; five children Liz Fields of Talala, Okla., Brian Kelly of Blue Jacket, Okla., Gary Crissman of Pittsburg, Kan., Jane Kelly-Sullenger of Lexington, South Carolina, Kathy Ferguson of Longton, Kan.; three brothers Gene, Chuck and Carl Kelly; eight grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Robert. A memorial has been established with Hospice of North Central Oklahoma. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.

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


October 1996

MR. GEORGE W. KELSEY

George William Kelsey, 87, formerly of Elk Falls, died Oct. 24, 1996, at Cumbernauld Village in Winfield.

Services will he at 2 p.m. Sunday at Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard with the Rev. Gerald Manley officiating. Burial will be in Elk Falls Cemetery.

A memorial has been established with Cumbernauld Village, 716 Tweed, Winfield.

Born Jan. 11, 1909 at Elk Falls, Kelsey was a son of Oren Lincoln and Mary Eliza (Pumpelly) Kelsey. He attended schools at Elk Falls.

Kelsey was a stockman and farmer most of his life. He resided in Elk Falls until moving to Cumbernauld in 1989.

He was a longtime member of the Elk Falls United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a brother, Oren Kelsey Jr., Many, La.; and two sisters, Emma Cooley, Winfield, and Lela Helms, Phoenix.


February 1996

MRS. JAYNE C. KEMP

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Jayne Clarice Kemp, 76, of Springfield, formerly of Grenola, died Feb. 19, 1996, in Topeka.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday in Parker-Price Mortuary in Topeka. A graveside service and burial will be 2:30 p.m. Friday in Greenlawn Cemetery at Grenola.

visiting hours will be after 8 a.m. Thursday in the mortuary. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Thursday.

A memorial has been established with the Kansas Odd Fellow Eye Bank Inc., University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology, 39th and Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66103.

Kemp was born Jan. 6, 1920, in Prague, Okla., the daughter of Russell Claire and Jimmie Ruby (Manley) Marshall. She was raised by her grandparents, Frederick and Mecca Marshall, in Grenola and graduated from (Grenola High School.

On April 10, 1944, she married Fred W. Kemp in Rogers, Ark. They moved to Springfield, Mo., in 1944.

Kemp was a member of the United Methodist Church and bowled in the Senior Ladies Bowling League in Springfield.

Survivors include her husband, Fred W. Kemp, Springfield; a son, Richard Vaughan, San Diego; a daughter, Nancy Kuntz, Topeka; two stepsons, Jerry Lee Kemp, Spokane, Wash., and Lyndon Kemp, Atchison; a sister, Mary Matthews, Laguana Miguel, Calif.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.


Unknown Newspaper - October 14, 1972

MR. LOGAN R. KENT - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Logan R. Kent, of Elk Falls died October 14, 1972, in the St. Francis Hospital, at Wichita, after a prolonged illness.

He was born in Mason City, Iowa, February 18, 1913, son of Nettie Rish and Percy L. Kent.

On May 26, 1944, he was married to Dorothy Ritchards.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy of the home, 3 sons; Thomas R. Kent, Jay, Florida, Thomas J. Leckliter, Herrington, Kansas, Kenneth R. Kent, Wichita, Kansas, 3 daughter, Karen Boldry, Denver, Colorado, Nancy R. Bowlby, Wichita, Kansas and Katheryn K. of the home and one brother Roger L., Torrance, California and 10 grandchildren.

Mr. Kent worked for Martin Marietta Company, Moline, Kansas for 22 years.

Services were held October 17, 1972, in the Watt Funeral Home with Rev. Anthony Simowitz of the First Baptist Church, Cherryvale, Kansas officiating. Burial was in Elk Falls Cemetery.


Sedan Times-Star - August 10, 2005

MRS. ANNIE B. KESSINGER

GRENOLA - Annie Beatrice Kessinger went to be with her Lord on Saturday, July 30, 2005, at the William Newton Memorial Hospital in Winfield. She was 89 years of age and a long time resident of Grenola.

Annie was born Oct. 29, 1915, in Mineral Springs, Ark., the third daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Corina Mae (Smith) Reeves.

She spent the early years of her life in Arkansas and moved with her family to Quitaque, Texas, in 1924. Attending school and working in the fields hoeing and pulling cotton occupied most of her time during her teenage years. She graduated from Quitaque High School in 1934, and shortly thereafter moved to Pampa, Texas. It was in Pampa that she met Woodrow Hastings Kessinger and they were married on May 14, 1938, in Winfield.

Woodrow and Annie spent several years in the Moline-Grenola area. They later moved to Texas for one year and then returned to Kansas in 1947. They purchased the Kessinger family farm south of Grenola and Annie was still living there at the time of her death.

Annie was devoted to her family, friends and church. She enjoyed sewing and gardening, but her heart belonged to God. She considered Bible study, spiritual matters and helping others to be the most important things in life.

Annie is survived by her sons, Howard Dwane Kessinger, and his wife, Janet, and Thomas Gene Kessinger, and his wife, Paulette, Grenola, Kan.; a daughter, Carolyn Mae Eastman, and her husband, Jim, Augusta, Kan.; a sister, Irene Purcell, Meridian, Texas; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband Woodrow; two brothers, Alex Reeves and Morgan a sister, Charlie Railey and her parents Thomas and Mae Reeves.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005, at the Grenola Christian Church with Pastor Wallace Wartick and Tom Kessinger officiating. Interment will be held at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Grenola.

Memorials have been established with the Haitian Christian Mission and Peace On Earth Ministries. Contributions may be left with the funeral home.

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


Prairie Star - February 20, 2013

MRS. CINDY C. KIEL

Cindy Christine Kiel, age 59, a resident of Grenola, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at the AMG Specialty Hospital in Wichita, Kan.

She was born on July 24, 1953 in Vancouver, Wash., the daughter of Harvey Louie Anderson and Bernice Earlene Lowder.

In 1980 Cindy was united in marriage to Lowell Kiel and he preceded her in death.

Cindy enjoyed reading, collecting Indian artifacts and playing cards.

Cindy is survived by her father Harvey Anderson of Grenola; one brother Glen Anderson of Gresham, Ore.; one sister Teresia Anderson of Gresham, Ore.

She was preceded in death by her mother Bernice Anderson, one sister Dianna Langley, one brother Michael Langley and her step-father Billy Langley.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at Greenlawn Cemetery in Grenola. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

Family suggests contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital 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 - November 30, 2011

MR. BILLY D. KILGORE

Billy Doyle Kilgore, Sr., age 75, a resident of Howard, Kansas passed away Saturday, November 26, 2011 at the Twilight Manor Nursing Home. He was born on April 3, 1936 in Gate City, Virginia the son of John and Zella (Marshal) Kilgore.

He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Simon and to this union was born five children. Billy was a self employed truck driver.

Billy is survived by his wife Mary Ann of Eaton, Ohio, three sons; Billy Kilgore, Jr. of Lewisburg, Ohio, Gary Kilgore of Batavia, New York and Robert Kilgore of New York, one daughter Debra Clattenburg of Winfield, Kansas, three sisters, eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one infant daughter Catherine, one brother and one sister.

Cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time. Family suggests contributions to the Elk County Ministerial Food Pantry and may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.countrysidefh.com.

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


Prairie Star - October 3, 2012

MR. DONALD S. KILL

Donald Stephen Kill, age 81, a resident of Wichita, passed away Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita.

He was born on Jan. 26, 1931 in Elk Falls, the son of Francis John and Gladys Lemone (Adams) Kill. From 1951 to 1953 Donald served in the United States Army. On June 18, 1955 Donald was united in marriage to Donna Huntington in Moline. He was a retired Boeing supervisor.

Donald was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church and the American Legion.

Donald is survived by one son Steve Kill and his wife Jane of Sedgwick, one daughter Lynn Blunt of Wichita, one brother Robert Kill of Emporia, his companion Donna Burnside of Wichita, three grandchildren, Tony Blunt, Kendal Moore and Zack Wranosky and two great grandchildren, Aiden Blunt and Wyatt Moore.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Donna, two brothers, John Kill and James Kill and one grandchild Stephen Lyle Taylor.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 at St. Jude Catholic Church in Wichita. Interment was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery south of Moline.

Family suggests contributions be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 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.


Howard Courant-Citizen - December 16, 1965

MR. FRED A. KILL - Submitted by L. Morgan

Fred A. Kill, 60, of Elk Falls, died Sunday at Newton Memorial hospital in Winfield, where he had been a patient two and half weeks.

Mr. Kill was born April 20, 1905, at Elk Falls, the son of Frank and Alice Keefe Kill. He was a foreman for the Kansas State Highway Commission and a member of St. Mary's Catholic church of Moline.

Surviving are the widow, Wilma, of the home; the mother, Mrs. Alice Kill of Elk Falls; three sons, Fred Jr., of Elk Falls; John of Eureka; and Richard of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Poteete of Japan and Mrs. Ann Bleil of Detroit, Michigan; three brothers, Frank and Karl of Elk Falls, and William of Moline; four sisters, Miss Tress Kill and Mrs. Helen Gabriel of Cedarvale; Mrs. Alice Sellers of Enid, Oklahoma and Miss Gertrude Kill of Elk Falls; and 16 grandchildren.

The Rosary was recited Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. in the Watt Funeral Home, Moline. Mass was celebrated Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic church. Interment was in Mt. Olivet cemetery.


April 1995

MISS GERTRUDE P. KILL

Gertrude Phyllis Kill, 80, ol 1211 Alexander. formerly of Elk Falls, died April 26, 1995, in her home.

A Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Monday in Holy Name Catholic Church. Burial will be 1 p.m. Monday in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Moline. Visiting hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1-8 p.m. Sunday. The rosary will be recited at 7 Sunday in Swisher-Taylor & Morris funeral chapel.

Memorials have been established for Holy Name Catholic School and for St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Moline.

Kill was horn May 22, 1914, in Elk Falls, the daughter of Frank and Alice (Keefe) Kill. She attended the Elk Falls school and parochial school in Moline. After her parents’ death, she moved to Winfield where she lived with her sister.

She was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church.

Survivors include three sisters, Tress Kill, and Helen Gabriel, both of Winfield. and Alice Sellers of Enid. Okla.


Sedan Times-Star - December 27, 2006

MR. JOHN F. KILL

John Francis Kill died Friday, Dec. 22, 2006 at the Sedan City Hospital in Sedan. He was 78 years of age and resident of rural Grenola. Jack, as he was known, was born on Nov. 4, 1928 at Elk Falls to Francis John and Gladys Lamoine (Adams) Kill. He attended school at Elk Falls and Longton, and graduated from Elk Falls High School in 1947.

Jack was employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company before serving in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. After his discharge from the Army. Jack returned to work for Southwestern Bell. On Oct. 8, 1955, he married Donna June Jarboe at Moline and they made their home in Haysville for many years. Jack retired from Southwestern Bell in 1977 and the family moved to Grenola where Jack operated his ranch and worked as a cattle buyer.

He is survived by his wife, Donna; his sons, Terry Kill, Charley Ellis and John Kill, all of Grenola; his daughters, Debbie Woods of Grenola and Judy Vogele of Dexter; his brothers. Bob of Moline and Don of Wichita; seventeen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Jim and a grandson, Jamie Lee Vogele.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 27, at the Grenola United Methodist Church with Pastor Mark Loftin and Chaplain Larry Womacks officiating. The casket bearers were Tyler Kill, James Vogele. Josh Vogele, Danny Woods, Kyle Woods and Mike Woods. Interment was held at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Grenola. A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association. Contributions may be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements are being made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


Prairie Star - October 21, 2009

MRS. LILLIAN L. KILL

Lillian Lucille Kill, age 89, a resident of Longton, passed away Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009 at her home.

Lillian was born on June 30,1920 at Upola, Kan., the daughter of Albert Lester and Lillian May (Campbell) Hastings. Lillian was a graduate of Longton High School class of 1938.

On Aug. 10, 1942 Lillian was united in marriage to Karl Raymond Kill in Moline.

She worked for many years at ACC in Independence as a supervisor. Lillian also worked for Green Thumb in Longton delivering meals.

She enjoyed doing needle work, fishing, and cooking meals for her family. Lillian was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Moline.

Lillian is survived by one daughter Karla Blackburn and her husband Glen of Longton, two sons Thomas Kill and his wife Linda of Coffeyville and Bradley Kill and his wife Debra of Longton, six grandchildren, Thomas, Rebecca, Tyson, Scott, Benjamin, Prestyn and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Karl, and three brothers, Roy, Merle, and Harold.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Moline.

Contributions are suggested to either Longton Senior Center or Longton Public Library and may be left in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family at www. countrysidefh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


Prairie Star - May 29, 2013

MR. MICHAEL F. KILL

Michael Franklin “Mike” Kill, age 66, a resident of Moline, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at the Robert J. Dole VA Center in Wichita.

He was born on Dec. 24, 1946 in Winfield, the son William Eugene and Verna Anne (Beaty) Kill. He attended St. Mary’s grade school and graduated from Moline High School in 1964. During the Vietnam War, Mike served in the United States Army.

Mike was a lifelong cowboy and rancher who had a passion for coyote hunting and also enjoyed team roping with his brother, Tim.

Throughout the years Mike hauled cattle and worked as an order buyer in such places as Winfield and Fredonia Sale Barns. He had also worked for the Eureka Downs as an outrider.

Mike is survived by best friend and caregiver Jane Koster of Moline, one daughter Jennifer Ann Longton of New Jersey, stepdaughter Deborah McGregor of Douglas, Kan., two step-sons Terry Bates of Moline and Donald McGregor of Rose Hill, Kan., three brothers Henry (Hank) E. Kill of Skiatook, Okla., Charles S. (Steve) Kill of Lincolnville, Kan., and Timothy L. Kill of Pawhuska, Okla., two grandchildren, several step-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Duane Kill and Daniel Kill, and one sister Kathryn Clare.

Per Mike’s request cremation has taken place. Memorial services were held Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at Countryside-Zimmerman Funeral Home with Pastor Robin Haines officiating.

Family suggests memorials to the Disabled American Veterans or Mt. Olivet Cemetery Fund and those may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.countrysidefh.com.

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


Unknown Newspaper - July 1969

MR. RICHARD W. KILL - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Moline Youth Crash Victim
Richard Kill, 17, died early Sunday morning in Mercy Hospital at Independence of injuries received in a one-car accident earlier in the morning east of Elk Falls. Sheriff Lloyd Ford said the youth apparently fell asleep at the wheel of his car which left U.S. 160, rolled twice and stopped 489 feet from the pavement. The sheriff said Kill's body was found about 75 feet from the car.

Richard William Kill was born Dec. 8, 1951 at Winfield, the son of the late Fred and Wilma Kill. He was a member of St. Mary' Catholic Church.

Survivors include the mother of the home; two brothers, Fred of Elk Falls and John of Mulvane; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Poteete of Alamorgardo, N.M. and Mrs. Anne Bleil of Berkley, Mich.

Rosary was recited Tuesday evening in the Watt Funeral Home. Requiem mass was celebrated Wednesday in St. Mary's Catholic Church by the Rev. Patrick J. Mannion. Pall bearers were his classmates from USD 282 where he would have been a senior in August. They were: Dennis Hogan, David Baer, John Cigainero, Jim Welch, Pat Baughman, and Tom Martin. Kenny Hogan, Lynn Welch and Bruce Fickle served Rev. Mannion at Mass. Burial was in Mt. Oliver Cemetery.


The Moline Advance - August 22, 1929

MR. VALDA KILL - Submitted by Dan Durbin

A FATAL ACCIDENT

Valda Kill, 17, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kill of Elk Falls, while haying on the Wetmore farm east of Longton, was mortally wounded when the tooth of a "go-devil" disemboweled him. Dr. C. E. Shafer and the boy's parents speedily conveyed him to Mercy Hospital in Independence but the shock of so terrible an accident was too much for the brave little fellow, and he failed to rally. Funeral services tomorrow from St. Mary's Church at 10 a. m.

The Kill family has the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.

Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery


Sedan Times-Star - August 22, 2007

MRS. VERNA A. KILL

Verna Anne Kill, 96, died Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at Sedan City Hospital. Mass of Christian burial was at 10 a.m. with Rosary being recited at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Moline on Friday, Aug. 17. Burial was held at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Moline.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church or St. Roberts Catholic Church in Sedan. Contributions may be made in care of Countryside Funeral Home, P.O. Box 247, Fredonia, KS 67349 or www.countrysidefh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


Elk County Citizen - December 14, 1894

MRS. ELLEN M. KILLAM - Submitted by L. Morgan

Died in this city, Monday, December 10, 1894, Ellen M., wife of Nathan Killam. The funeral services were held at the Christian church and a large concourse of friends followed her remains to Grace Lawn. She was an old settler of Elk County and highly respected.


Prairie Star - November 2, 2011

MRS. SHIRLEY A. KIM

Shirley A. (Woods) Kim (Longton High School Class of 1956), age 74, Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away Oct. 4, 2011, at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC)

Born in Scraper, Okla., she is survived by husband, Young, daughters, Theresa and Michele, son, Akira, and five grandchildren.

She lived her life as a fearless optimist and nothing but her body held her back.

Private graveside service at Punchbowl, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Donations in her memory should be made to Longton/Elk Valley Alumni Scholarship Fund, Jack Hoyt, Chairman Longton/Elk Valley Alumni Scholarship Committee, 103 W 9th Street, Longton, KS 67352.


Prairie Star - October 1994

MR. CHARLES H. KIMZEY

LONGTON CEMETERY Charles H. Kimzey passed away Sunday, October 23, 1994 in Augusta, KS. He was 89 years of age. Charles was born on November 6, 1904 at Collins, MO. to Humphrey P. and Mary (
) Kimzey.

Charles was a pumper for Mobil Oil Co. He was married to Margarette Ford, who preceded him in death on December 6, 1988. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Emma Eaton.

Survivors include one sister, Marie Ford of Chanute, KS. and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be Thursday, October 27, 1994 at the Longton Cemetery in Longton, KS. with the Reverend Virgil Yeahquo officiating.

A memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society, 1820 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS. 67214. The funeral arrangements were made with the Dunsford Funeral Home of Augusta, KS.


Howard Courant - February 18, 1937

MR. WILLIAM M. KINCAID - Submitted by L. Morgan

William Marston Kincaid was born in Bath County, Kentucky, on September 30, 1853, and departed this life February 11, 1937, at his home northeast of Howard at the age of 83 years, 4 months, and 11 days.

He was married to Sarah Jane Kincaid on September 27, 1877. She passed away on March 24, 1932. To this union five children were born, Lillie Lee Weeks, of Los Angeles, California; Effie Nell Hupp, who passed away in 1928 at Los Angeles, California; Esrom M. Kincaid, who passed away in 1901; Mrs. Maggie Deeds, who passed away in 1924 and William S. Kincaid of the home address.

At an early age he joined the Christian church.

In 1882 he and his wife moved from Kentucky to Elk County, Kansas, and located near Grenola. In 1884 they returned to Kentucky. In the same year they came back to Kansas and located in Arkansas City. Again they returned to Kentucky and in 1886 they move to the present farm where they have lived since, excepting two years which they spent in Los Angeles, California.

He leaves to mourn his going, one daughter and one son, three sisters, Nancy Doggett of WInfield, Kansas; Mary McCue of Liberty, Missouri; and Sarah Bradley of Potomas, Illinois, and eleven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Howard, Saturday, February 13, at 2:30 p.m., conducted by the pastor Rev. Harry H. Weed. Burial was in Grace Lawn cemetery.


June 1995

MR. ELMER E. KINDER

MOLINE — Elmer E. ‘Pop” Kinder, 87, farmer and stockman, of Moline, died June 27, 1995, at his home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Grenola Christian Church. The Rev. Wallace Wartick and the Rev. Jim Carter will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Grenola.

Memorials have been established with the Grenola Christian Church and Hospice Care Inc. of Coffeyville. Contributions may be left with Zimmerman Funeral Home, Howard, which has charge of arrangements.

Kinder was born Aug. 6, 1907, in Bates County, Mo., the son of Charlie Lee and Pearl (Graves) Kinder. He attended grade school in Missouri and high school in Omaha, Neb.

He married Leona Grace Stiles Nov. 3, 1932, in Holton. A fanner and stockman throughout his life, Kinder was also known for his ability as a carpenter.

He was a member of the Grenola Christian Church. A member of the Kansas Farm Bureau, he had served on the Grenola School Board for 12 years, was active in the Rural Water Board and helped organize the Rural Electric Association.

Survivors include his wife, Leona Kinder, Moline; a son, Eldon Kinder, Baxter Springs; two brothers, Charlie Kinder, Mission, Texas, and Walter Kinder, Waseca, Minn.: two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


Prairie Star - October 10, 2012

MR. JAMES L. KINDER

Funeral services for James Lee “Jim” Kinder were held at the First United Methodist Church in Emporia on Monday, Oct. 8. The service was conducted by Pastor Jeannie Jensen of the church. Interment was at the Memorial Lawn Cemetery, with military honors provided by Ball-McColm Post #5, American Legion, and Lowry –Funston Post #1980, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

James Lee Kinder was born at Moline on Nov. 15, 1932, the son of George Lee and Elizabeth Maude (Beechner) Kinder. He married Ann Kennedy at the First United Methodist Church, Emporia, on July 17, 1955. She survives.

Jim died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at Stormont-Vail Medical Center in Topeka. He was 79.

Other surviving family members include daughter Debbie Kinder and her husband Bob Shank, Emporia, son Larry Kinder and his wife Kathy Kinder, Overland Park, Kan. Additionally, grandchildren Jeffrey Glenn Kinder and Elizabeth Marie Kinder Mumm, three step-grandchildren, Brian, Scott, and Phil Shank and four step-great-grandchildren also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, William and Robert.

Jim graduated from Moline High School in 1950, then attended and graduated from the College of Emporia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1956. He served in the United States Army from July, 1953 until June 1955. He worked for Reeble’s Grocery Store in Emporia beginning in August of 1950, taking a break for his military service, then returning to Reeble’s. He retired as Produce Department Manager in February of 1997.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where he and his wife served as Lay Speakers from 1990 to 2000. He was a member and teacher in the ’56 Followers Sunday School Class, served on the Administrative Board, Finance Committee, and was Co-Chair of Evangelism. He was a member of the Emporia Kiwanis Club since 1957, having a period of 20 years perfect attendance, and was due to receive his 55 year membership certificate.

Memorials have been established for youth programs at First United Methodist Church or with the Salvation Army. Contributions may be sent through Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, P.O. Box #175, Emporia, Kansas, 66801.


Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home Coffeyville, Kansas - May 31, 2012

MR. ROBERT E. KINDER

Robert E. “Bob” Kinder, 77, Topeka, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at a local hospital.

Bob was born October 26, 1934 in Moline, the son of George and Elizabeth (Beechner) Kinder. He graduated from Moline High School in 1952.

He was employed by the State of Kansas for over 40 years, retiring in 1994.

He was a member of the Kaw Valley Woodcarvers Association.

Bob married Flossie R. Kuntz on December 16, 1956 in Udall. She died August 29, 2008. He was also preceded in death by a son, Sam; and brother, Bill Kinder. Survivors include children: Brenda Davis, Douglass, KS; Steven E. Kinder and Joyce Dutton, Concordia, KS; Robert R. Kinder and wife, Kelley, Lawrence, KS; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; brother, Jim Kinder and wife, Ann, Emporia, KS; special friend, Joyce Royer, Valley Falls, KS; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel. Burial will follow at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Moline Cemetery in Moline, KS. Bob will lie in state at the funeral home after 2:00 p.m. on Monday and visitation will be from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

The family suggests expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorials to the Kaw Valley Woodcarvers Association or the American Diabetes Association.


Unknown Newspaper - September 1995

MRS. BLANCHE L. KING

Blanche Leora King, 93, of Winfield Rest Haven, formerly of 815 Loomis, died Sept. 14, 1995, at Winfield Rest Haven.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Highland Cemetery. The Rev. M.E. Jenkins will officiate.

A memorial has been established with the H.L. Snyder Research Foundation. Contributions may be made through Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home or the foundation.

King was born Sept. 21, 1901, in Elk County, to Hugh Martin and Nellie May (Britton) Hill. She graduated from Cherryvale High School and also from a watchmaking school in Kansas City. Mo.

She married William Floyd King May 15, 1921, in Cherryvale. He died in 1986.

King was a saleswoman for Kerr's for many years, retiring in 1960.

A member of the First Baptist Church, she also was a member of the Winfield Order of Eastern Star, Daughters of the American Revolution, Rosetti Circle and Dames of the Magna Carta.

Survivors include a daughter. Eleanor Richardson, Winfield; an adopted daughter, Marquetta Hungerford, California; three grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren.


The Moline Advance - October 20, 1927

MRS. HARRIETT A. KINGSTON - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Mrs. Harriett Kingston, who was a pioneer resident of this community living southwest of Moline until a short time ago when she moved to Sedan, died at Sedan Tuesday, October 18th at the age of 72 years, 8 months and 27 days. Her husband, Milton Kingston, passed away a number of years ago.

She leave to mourn her departure several children, one of whom Mrs. Warren Glenn, lives on the home place.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church in Sedan Wednesday afternoon conducted by the pastor, Rev. H. T. Vigor. Interment was in the Moline cemetery.


From THE MOLINE ADVANCE Oct. 27, 1927

Harriett Angie Wilson was born January 21, 1852, at Fairbury, Illinois, and departed this life Tuesday, October 18, 1927, at the age of 75 years, 8 months and 27 days.

She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Wilson and grew to womanhood at Fairbury. In early childhood she united with the Methodist church and was a faithful member until death.

She was married in 1870 to Milton Kingston. To this union five children were born, one of whom the younger daughter, departed this life nine years ago. The four children who survive are; George Albert Kingston, Guthrie, Oklahoma; Henry Wilson Kingston, Independence, Kansas; Hattie Isabelle Glenn, Sedan; Logan Isaac Kingston, Hardin, Montana. Her husband preceded her several years ago. She is survived also by nine grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Sedan Wednesday afternoon conducted by Rev H. T. Vigour. Burial was in Moline cemetery
---Sedan Times-Star


Unknown Newspaper - December 2004

MR. EARL E. KINSEY

Earl Emanuel Kinsey, 96, of Afton, Okla., and formerly of Independence, died Sunday at his home.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Potts Chapel Independence with Larry Reynolds, Mr. Kinsey's nephew, officiating. Interment will be at Elk Falls Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the service Wednesday.

Mr. Kinsey was born Feb. 9, 1908 at Faye, Okla., the son of Delbert and Leona May (Jones) Kinsey. He attended Elk Falls schools.

He co-owned Bob and Earl's Shop in Independence for 23 years and Kinsey's Auto Salvage in Independence for seven years. He was also a farmer for 20 years. He was instrumental in the development of land Shores at Grand Lake in Okla.

He married Beulah "Bea" Rose Lewis on Oct. 27, 1928 at Howard, and she survives at the home.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Kinsey is survived by a son, Ronald Earl Kinsey, Independence; five daughters, Betty Earlene Barnhart and Evalena JoAnne Dunbar, both of Afton, okla., WeEtta Dorene Cranor Caney, Donnita Rose Lewis, Festur, Mo., and Pamela Jene Warren Elk City; a sister Rose Reynolds, Scammon; 20 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and five great-great-granchildren.


Elk County Citizen - Februry 12, 1902

MR. A. W. KIRBY - Submitted by L. Morgan

SUDDEN DEATH--A.W. KIRBY, the Druggist, fell dead in His Store, Last Friday, Feb. 7

A.W. Kirby was stricken with apoplexy last Friday afternoon, wile waiting on a customer in his drug store. He fell to the floor and never spoke afterward. Dr. Costello was called at once, but nothing could be done for him. He breathed heavily for a few minutes and then sank away.

Mr. Kirby has been suffering in health for the past year or more, and has been evidently failing, but his sudden collapse was entirely unlooked for, and the entire community was shocked when they heard of his death.

The funeral services were held at the Baptist church, Sunday afternoon, the 9th, Pastor Richardson officiating. The Masonic Fraternity conducted the burial.

A.W. Kirby was born near Brockville, Ontario, August 1st, 1844. He came to Ottawa, Kansas, in the sixties. From there he went to Parker, Ks, in 1869, engaging in business and serving that community as postmaster several years. He came to this city in 1876 and with his brother engaged in the drug business. In 1877 he was married to Miss Ella Dodd of Howard. To them have been born seven children. The wife and five children survive him.

Mr. Kirby was county superintendent of Elk county from 1881 to 1885, and has been almost continously in business in Howard since first locating here. He had many friends and a large crowd of people attended his funeral.--(From this week's Courant) --abbreviated.


Howard Courant - April 1, 1887

MR. ZACHARIAH W. KIRBY - Submitted by L. Morgan

Death of Z.W. Kirby who died at him home in Howard, Kansas on Monday, March 28th, 1887. Zachariah William Kirby was 50 years and 27 days.

Mr. Kirby was born in Canada, moved to Idaho in 1864; after remaining there two years, he came to Kansas, locating at Ottawa, Franklin county, in 1866, where he was married to his now bereaved wife in 1869. He united with the M.E. church about this time and was a member of the church up to the hour of his death. He came to this county in June 1870, locating at Longton, from whence he came to Howard in 1875, where he has since resided.

Mr. Kirby has been engaged in business in Howard almost continuously since his residence here, and was very popular with a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. He was an energetic and public-spirited citizen, and always took a leading part in any enterprise tending toward the advancement or benefit of the city or community. He has been a member of the official board of the M.E. church ever since he came to Howard, and the good standing that church has attained in this community is largely due to his efforts. He leaves a wife and four children and a brother in this city, an aged mother in Canada, a brother in Moline and a sister in Elk City to mourn his death.

Mr. Kirby was a member of the I.O.O.F. and the A.O.U.W., and the members of both lodges attended his funeral Tuesday, in a body.

The funeral services were held at the M.E. church, Tuesday afternoon, at 3 p.m. and were impressively conducted by S.S. Martin, of the M.E. church, and were attended by a large congregation or mourning and sympathizing friends and acquaintances.

(The A.O.U.W. resolution that follows has been omitted)


Unknown Newspaper - April 1989

MR. JAMES E. KIRKPATRICK

James Elvin Kirkpatrick, 68, of Longton died Sunday, Apr. 2, at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City. He was the owner-operator of the Longton Conoco Station, a member of the United Methodist Church and a member of the Sedan Memorial VFW Post #6373. He was a veteran of World War II. Kirkpatrick was born Jan. 11, 1921, at Bucklin to Millie A. and Flossie T. (Butcher Kirkpatrick.

On Nov. 22, 1949, he was married at Howard to Marie Pearl McCreary. Kirkpatrick was the owner-operator of the Longton Conoco Station. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Sedan Memorial VFW Post #6373. He was a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Marie of the home; one son, Rodgey C. of Longton; one brother, Allen Kirkpatrick of Havana; one half-brother, Ralph Kirkpatrick of Dodge City; one sister, Daisy Smith of Nevada, Mo.; one half-sister, Marie Simmons of Sublette; and one granddaughter. A son, Chelsea, preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Apr. 4, in the Longton United Methodist Church. Interment was in the Crum Cemetery, south of Longton Rev. John Vaughan officiated. Watt Funeral Home at Moline was in charge of .arrangements.


Countryside-Zimmerman Funeral Home - November 15, 2012

MRS. MARIE P. KIRKPATRICK

Marie Pearl Kirkpatrick, age 88, a resident of Longton, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Heritage Healthcare in Bartlesville, Okla. She was born on March 28, 1924 in Bartlesville, Okla., the daughter of Stephan Franklin and Helen Laura (Francisco) McCreary.

On Nov. 22, 1949, Marie was united in marriage to James Elvin Kirkpatrick in Howard. Marie kept the books for their oil, garage and convenience store businesses. In her spare time she enjoyed reading books from the Longton Public Library.

Marie is survived by her son Rodney Kirkpatrick and his wife Teressa of Longton, one brother Max McCreary of Bartlesville, Okla., one sister Thelma Howell of Sedan, and one granddaughter Crystal Kirkpatrick Bliss of Jetmore, Kan.

She was preceded in death by her husband James Kirkpatrick and one son Chelsea Lynn Kirkpatrick.

A private family graveside funeral service was held Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 at Crum Cemetery south of Longton.

Family suggests contributions be made to the Longton Public Library and may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.countrysidefh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Countryside-Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard.


Unknown Newspaper - August 6, 2006

MRS. ANNIE B. KESSINGER

HOWARD — Annie Beatrice Kessinger, 89, of Grenola, died Saturday at William Newton Memorial Hospital in Winfleld.

Services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Grenola Christian Church with Pastor Wallace Wartick and Tom Kessinger officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Grenola, Memorials are suggested to the Haitian Christian Mission or Peace On Earth Ministries, and they may be left with Zimmerman Funeral Home, Howard.

Mrs. Kessinger was born Oct. 29, 1915 in Mineral Springs, Ark., to Thomas and Corina (Smith) Reeves.

She moved with her family to Quitaque, Texas in 1924 and graduated from Quitaque High School in 1934.

She married Woodrow H. Kessinger on May 14, 1938 in Winfield, and he is deceased.

The couple spent several years in the Moline-Grenola area. They later moved to Texas for one year and then returned to Kansas in 1947. They purchased the Kessinger family farm south of Grenola, where she still lived at the time of her death.

Survivors include two sons, Howard D. Kessinger and Thomas G. Kessinger, Grenola; a daughter, Carolyn Eastman, Augusta; a sister, Irene Purcell, Meridian, Texas; nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.


Flint Hills Express - June 25, 2008

MR. CARL G. KITCHENS - Submitted by L. Morgan

Carl Gene Kitchens passed away on Saturday, June 14, 2008 at Via Christi, St. Francis Medical Center in Wichita. He was 47 years of age and a resident of Howard.

Carl was born on Oct. 22, 1960 at Wichita to Bueford Gene and Barbara Ann (Cain) Kitchens. He moved with his family to Jenks, Okla., at an early age where he attended school until the family moved to Howard in 1970. Carl graduated from West Elk High School at Howard in 1979.

After high school, Carl worked in the Kansas oil fields before moving to Los Angeles, Calif., where he was employed by Dolly Madison Bakery for eleven years. In the early 1990's Carl returned to Howard and became employed as a driller for Berentz Drilling Company in Wichita.

On Dec. 14, 1999, he married Adrian Denise "Amy" (Wilnerd) Weakley at the Howard United Methodist Church and they made their home in Howard.

Carl was a member of the Union of Operating Engineers at Emporia.

He is survived by his wife, Amy; his daughter, Savannah and his son, Devin, both of Texas; his step-daughters, Devyn Weakley of Howard, and Laura and Lindsey Weakley, both of El Dorado; his mother, Barbara Kitchens of Johnson City, Tenn.; a brother, Tim Kitchens of Kansas City, Mo., and a sister, Tammy Kitchens of Johnson City, Tenn.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, June 19, 2008 at the Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard with Pastor Charles Cryderman of the Howard United Methodist church officiating. Karen Dahl was the organist with Andy Wilnerd singing "Amazing Grace" and Kenny and Susie Teague singing "God of Refuge" A recording was played of "Far Away" by Nickelback. The casket bearers were Doug Bishop, Sheldon Gillespie, Terry Harrod, Lee Juaire, Rex Juaire, and Eric Williams. The honorary casket bearers will be Roscoe Crane and Frenchie Juaire.

Cremation has taken place following the service and private inurnment will be held at a later date.

A memorial has been established with the Ronald McDonald House. Contributions may be left with the funeral home.

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


Prairie Star - April 14, 2010

MR. GARY L. KLAUDT

Gary L. Klaudt, 59, of Kansas City, Kan., lost his life in a tragic accident in his beloved t-bucket hot rod on Saturday, April 3, 2010. Funeral services were Saturday, April 10, at the Porter Funeral Homo, 1835 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan, Memorial contributions may be sent to Animal Haven, 9800 West 67th Street, Merriam, KS 66203, in Gary's name.

Gary was born Sept. 10, 1950, in Batavia, Ark. He married Cindy Mills nearly 36 years ago and they have lived in the same home for the past 32 years.

Gary was a Redi-Mix truck driver for over 23 years. He was a member of Mo-Kan Teamsters Local 541. He enjoyed the outdoors hunting, fishing, riding his Harley and working on their farm. For twelve years Gary and Cindy in a combined effort built their t-bucket from a kit. They looked forward to the many years they would spend enjoying it together.

Gary was preceded in death by his father, Daniel and a brother, Cliff.

He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Sue Klaudt, son Justin C. and his wife Becky L. Klaudt, mother Helen Klaudt, brother Ivan, sisters Gwen, Ruby, Agnes, Thelma, Shirley, Marilyn and many other beloved family members and dear friends. He was the son-in-law of Wanda Mills of Moline.

Condolences may be expressed at: www.porterfuneral-home.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Porter Funeral Home & Crematory, 1835 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS 66102.


Prairie Star - March 31, 2010

MRS. ANITA J. KLING

Anita Jean Kling, 86, Diamond Lab Clerk and volunteer at Senior Center Gift Shop passed away March 25, 2010 in Wichita.

Anita was born in Howard on Aug. 17, 1923. She is preceded in death by her husband Melvin, parents Leslie and Vera Ferry, brother Harold Ferry, sister Lorena Fear and granddaughter Beckie Lewis.

Her survivors are son Gary; daughter Sue Retta (Travis) Lewis; grandchildren Steve (Julie) Lewis, Katny (Casey) Oelschlager; great grandchildren Jesse, Joel and Josh Lewis and Alyssa Oelschlager.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 30 at Resthaven Mortuary Chapel in Wichita. A memorial has been established with Senior Services inc. of Wichita.

Condolences may be offered at www.resthavenmortuary-cemetery.com.


Unknown Newspaper February 2012

MR. HAROLD H. KLING

Harold H. Kling, 90, of El Dorado, died Tuesday evening, Feb. 21, 2012. The Celebration of his life was held Saturday, Feb. 25, at the First United Methodist Church in El Dorado. Burial followed at the Graceland Cemetery in Howard.

Harold was born Feb. 11, 1922, on a farm near Howard. He graduated with the class of 1939 from the Howard High school. He worked on the family farm and attended Kansas State University 1941-1942.

During WWII he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He served as a navigator on a B-24 Liberator a four engine bomber flying bombing missions out of southern Italy against targets in France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, and northern Italy.

He was separated from the service in 1945 and farmed near Howard until 1963. He also sold life insurance for several years. He started with Beech Aircraft in 1966 as a data writer and retired as a Technical Editor in 1987. While working for Beech he received his associates' degree from Butler County Junior College in 1983.

He was a very faithful member of the First United Methodist Church having served as the church treasurer. He was a Past Commander of the American Legion, past president of the Lions Club. He was an active leader in 4-H when his children were growing up.

Surviving family include four sons, John R. Kling of Leawood, Kan., William H. Kling of The Woodlands, Texas, Michael C. Kling of Anacortis, Wash., and James D. Kling of Brighton, Mich.; daughter, Deborah A. Myers of Louisburg, Kan.; brother Loren Kling of Lenexa and Verne Kling Dubuques, Iowa; sisters Alice Schwartzkopf of Hutchison and Marge Dwynn of Bartlesville, Okla.; 11 grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Butler County College. Contributions may be left with the Kirby-Morris Funeral Home. Please share a memory of Harold at www.kirbymorrisfuneral-home.com


Howard Courant-Citizen - March 12, 1942

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

OBITUARY-KLING
Isaac Newton Kling was the oldest and last surviving of four children of Adam and Elizabeth Teeter Kling.

He was born in Darke county, Ohio, on May 3, 1861 and passed away at his home northeast of Howard, Kansas on March 6, 1942 at the age of 80 years, 10 months, and 3 days.

In 1863 when he was two years old, his family moved to Lawrence, Kansas, where he lived until 1883, when he moved to Elk county, Kansas, settling on the piece of land which has been his home for fifty-nine years.

He was a member of the Fairview school board for many years. He was secretary of the Grange lodge since 1919.

On August 31, 1893, he was united in marriage to Jessie M. Mayn by Rev. Azor McDole, the Methodist minister of Howard. Two children blessed this home, Adam Henry and Opal. These two children and Mrs. Kling, and six grandchildren, all of Howard, survive him.

Mr. Kling has been an active member of the Howard Methodist church for about fifty years. For many years he has been and was at his death, a member of its board of trustees. He was a regular attendant of Sunday school and church. There was something wrong if he were not in his place in these services and the pastor was informed of the reason of his absence. Mr. Kling loved his church. He loved the Bible and believed it. He gave his grandchildren the Bible as a present. When the grandson, Harold Henry went to college, he too was presented with a Bible.

Mr. Kling came to the pastor of this church and said, "I will not always be here and I would like to do something for the church before I go." He said "May Mrs. Kling and I give this church a pulpit Bible?" Arrangements were made for presenting the Bible. It was a most beautiful service.

The Book, the Everlasting Word of God, the Father Almighty was being presented to the First Methodist Church of Howard, Kansas, by Mr. and Mrs. I.N. Kling in memory of their parents, Samuel H. and Becca E. Mayn, November 30, 1941.

This service marked one of the highest points of worship in the year's work. Some in the congregation wept for joy.

Mr. Kling told the pastor from his deathbed that he hoped many may find the light by hearing the Scriptures read from that pulpit Bible. This is why he wanted to give it to the church. This pulpit Bible was not presented for a show. Mr. Kling was not a man to make a show. He was a modest man, a quiet man, with strong convictions and deep emotions, a pure heart and a Godly life.

We count it a great privelege to have known him. It is one of the rich experiences of out life to work in the church and pastor men and women of such Godly character as Mr. Kling.

Funeral services were held from the Methodist church, Sunday, March 8th at 3:00 p.m., conducted by the pastor, Dr. T. Restin Heath. Music was by the church choir under the direction of Mrs. Noel Mullendore. Pallbearers were: George Wells, Roy Miller, Holly Miller, Bert M. Morgan, Ned Smith, and Howard Young. Burial was in Grace Lawn cemetery, Howard, Kansas.


June 1996

MR. MELVIN C. KLING

Melvin C. Kling passed away Saturday, June 29, 1996 at Wichita, KS. He was 70 years of age and a resident of Wichita. Melvin was born August 1, 1925 at Howard. KS to Charles and Blanche (Summerfelt) Kling. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was a retired branch manager of supplies for Diamond Lab.

He is survived by his wife Anita of the home; one son, Gary of Wichita; one daughter, Sue Lewis of Wichita; one sister, Lucille Strode of Wichita. and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were Wednesday, July 3, 1996, at Resthaven Mortuary Chapel in Wichita with Chaplain Maynard Peterson of the VA Hospital officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Garden of Memory/Garden of Faith.

A memorial has been established with Community Hospice of Kansas, 1650 S. Georgetown, Wichita, KS. 67218.


0April 1991

MR. ELMO M. KLINGENBERG

Elmo M. Klingenberg, 73 of 1917 E. 15th Ave., died April 23, 1991, in Winfield. Born Oct. 18, 1917, in Buffalo, Okla., he was the son of David and Georgia (Way) Klingenberg. He graduated from high school in Grainola, Okla., in 1935. On Aug. 24, 1941, he married Marguerite Mousley in LeRoy.

Klingenberg was a car and machinery salesman in many cities, including Arkansas City, Howard, and El Dorado. He later was a toll collector for the Kansas Turnpike Association for 10 years before retiring in 1983. He was also self-employed as a carpenter. Klingenberg had been a member of the Civil Conservation Corps while a young man. He later joined the Masonic Lodge, Order of Eastern Star and Odd Fellows Lodge No. 134, all at Howard. Klingenberg moved to Winfield in 1959 and was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Gary Klingenberg, of North Fort Myers, Fla.; two daughters, Norma Klingenberg and Terry Rhodes, both of Winfield; a brother, Merl Klingenberg, of Landers, Calif.; three sisters, Faviola Sweaney of McKinleyville, Calif., Florence Baldock of Klamath Falls, Ore., and Betty Scarth of Arcadia, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

Services were Friday at 10:30 a.m. in Miles-Wheeler Memorial Chapel, with interment in Memorial Lawn Cemetery at Arkansas City.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice of charities.


Unknown Newspaper - May 12, 1972

MRS. ANNIE E. KNABE - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Annie Eliza Knabe, daughter of James and Evelyn (Patton) Seever was born Nov. 9, 1872, in Kansas City, Kansas and passed away May 12, 1972 at the age of 99 years 6 months and 2 days at Elk manor Home, Moline, Kansas.

She spent her girlhood on a farm in Leavenworth County suffering the hardships of the early pioneer days with her parents brothers and sisters. They have all preceded her in death. It was there she met and married her husband the late George M. Knabe where they farmed for several years. Later they moved to Chautauqua County. They re-established a home for eleven years and in 1913 they moved to Elk County where she lived until the summons came last Friday morning and God took her home where the weary are at rest.

She gave her heart to God in early life dying in the triumph of a living faith in Jesus Christ.

She was a member of the former Mount Olive Christian Church.

We are sure she knew that the time of her departure was at hand. These words of the Scripture are most fitting. II Timothy 4-7, I have fought a food fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.

Survivors are Clarence Knabe, Hazel Axtell and Leona Knabe all of Moline, Kansas. Seven Grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services were conducted may 15, 1972 at 2:00 P.M. in the Watt Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Jon Ward. Burial was in the Moline Cemetery.

Organist-Pansy Vaughn, Soloist-Juanita Miller, Songs-Pass Me Not; Precious Memories.

Casket Bearers: George Sallee, Jack Mills, Larry Cooley, Omer Knabe, Ray Sumner and Bruce Smith.


Prairie Star - October 15, 2008

MISS BONNIE J. KNABE

Bonnie Jean Knabe, age 82, of Moline, passed away Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008 at the Howard Twilight Manor Nursing Home in Howard.

Bonnie was born on July 3,1926 in Chautauqua County, the daughter of Clarence and Katie (Purkey) Knabe.

Bonnie was a graduate of Moline High School. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Moline. Through her working years Bonnie was a waitress at various restaurants in different locations. She retired from Woolworths Lunch Counter in Wichita.

Bonnie is survived by five sisters: Betty Sallee and Martha Cooley of Moline, Kathryn Doshier of Wichita, Sue Mills of Derby, and Mary Riney of Lakewood, Colo., one sister-in-law Phyllis Knabe of Arvada, Colo., and niece and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother George Fred Knabe.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008 at the First Baptist Church hi Moline, with interment at Moline Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to either Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or the First Baptist Church in Moline and may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences at www.countrysidefh.com.

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


The Sedan Times-Star - April 2, 1980

MR. CLARENCE KNABE - Submitted by AFOFG

Clarence Knabe Dies Friday, Mar. 28
Clarence Knabe of Moline died Mar. 28 in the Sedan City hospital. He was born to George M. and Annie E. (Seever) Knabe in Leavenworth county on Jan. 2, 1895. He was a retired farmer.

Survivors are his wife, Katie (Purkey); one son, George of Denver; six daughters, Vonnie J. Knabe and Kathryn C. Doshier, both of Wichita, Susan J. Mills of Derby, Betty M. Sallee and Martha Cooley, both of Moline, and Mary E. Riney of Denver; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Axtell and Miss Leona Knabe, both of Moline; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Mar. 31, at the Watt Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Harold Trevolt officiating. Interment was held at the Moline cemetery.

Memorial is to the Elk Manor nursing home in Moline.


Howard Courant-Citizen - March 18, 1971

MRS. HELEN M. KNABE - Submitted by L. Morgan

Services for Mrs. Helen Mae Knabe, 50, Sedan, Kansas, were held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 13, 1971, at Watt Funeral Home, Moline, Kansas. Burial was in the Elk Falls, Kansas cemetery. She died Thursday, March 11, after a long illness.

Born in Moline, Kansas, she moved to Sedan in 1965 (?).

Survivors include her widower, Omer; two daughters, Mrs. Ray Sumner, Moline, and Mrs. Morman Greer, Winfield, Kansas, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. cecil Bailey, Moline.

The deceased was a niece of the late Mrs. Frank Boulton, Howard.


Sedan Times-Star - May 29, 2002

MRS. ALVA KNAPP

Funeral services for Alva Rebecca Knapp were held Saturday, May 25, 2002, at the Severy Baptist Church with Pastor Tony Pameticky officiating. Interment was held in Twin Grove Cemetery at Severy. A memorial has been established with the Arthritis Foundation. Contributions may be left with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.

Alva Rebecca Knapp was born December 8, 1906, at Miltonville in Cloud County, Kan., the youngest child born to Alvin McCullum and Elizabeth Rebecca (Fuller) Perry. Her sisters were Arhucy, born in 1888, Edith, born in l891, and Viola May, born in 1899.

When she was three years old, her family moved to Bevins, Texas, and they lived there for three years before coming back to Kansas. Her dad traded the land in Texas for some land in Elk County.

She was a member of the Lower Paw Paw Salem Baptist Church. She went to school at the Upper Paw Paw and stayed at a boardinghouse in Severy to attend high school.

On September 12, 1923, at Eureka, Kan., she married Harry Glenn Knapp and their first homestead was two miles south of Severy on Highway 99. Darrell Eugene arrived in 1926, Ruth Arlene in 1928, and Naomi May in 1931. They lived several different places in the Paw Paw community.

During the Depression, they moved to rural Haviland, Kan., then returned to Elk County a year later.

The last place they lived in the Paw Paw Community was her parents’ farm just south of Upper Paw Paw School. With Glenn’s health problems, they decided to have a farm sale and moved to Severy. They, along with their son Melvin, purchased a filling station on the west side of town. They ran this from 1947 until 1969. Glenn Knapp died on Thanksgiving Day, 1969.

For the next 23 years, she lived in Severy. Alva was active in the Elk and Greenwood County EHU and Rebekah Club and attended Severy Baptist Church.

The last 10 years she was a resident at nursing homes, first at Regency in Eureka, and then the last eight at Howard Twilight Manor. She enjoyed playing dominoes every afternoon and bingo twice a week. She liked doing crafts, especially painting pictures.

She is survived by her son, Darrell Knapp of Augusta; her daughters, Arlene McCollum of Fall River and Naomi Lacy of Wichita; 13 grandchildren, Charles and Mary Knapp, children of Darrell; Randy, Ronnie, Jill, Frank, Donnie, and Karen McCollum, children of Ruth Arlene; Cathy, Glenda, Stephen, Debra, and Rebecca Lacy, children of Naomi May; 14 great grandchildren, Michael and Joshua Knapp, sons of Charles; Amanda McCollum, son of Ronnie; Allie and Theresia McCollum, daughters of Jill; Kodie, Aadrian, Brenda McCollum, daughters of Donnie; Karrie VanWinkle, daughter of Karen; Robin Sullivan, daughter of Glenda; Shannon, Heather, Amanda, and Jerrad Brown, children of Debbie. She also had two great-great-grandchildren: Tyler Smith, son of Shannon, and Lacy Dunn, daughter of Heather. A son, Melvin, died in 1990.

Casket bearers were Chuck Knapp, Donnie McCollurn, Frank McCollum, Randy McCollum, Ronnie McCollum and Bob VanWinkle.


Augusta Gazette - July 12, 2007

MR. DARRELL E. KNAPP - Submitted by Jerry Jackson

Darrell E. Knapp, 80, of Augusta, Kansas, retired Plumbers and Pipefitters Association contractor, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2007.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Headley Funeral Chaple, Augusta, Kansas. Services at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 13, 2007 at the First United Methodist Church, Augusta, Kansas. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery Augusta, Kansas.

Darrell was born in Howard, Kansas on November 6, 1926, the son of the late Harry Glen and Alva (Perry) Knapp. Mr. Knapp served in the Army during W.W. II and was also a foreman of Buckley Mechanical. He was a Shriner and a member of Wichita’s A’s and Bluestem Vintage & Classic Car clubs. In November 1965 he married Joyce Turnquist in Wichita, Kansas. She survives.

Other survivors: a son, Chuck Knapp and wife Chelle of Augusta; daughter Mary Statton and husband Ken of Claremore Oklahoma; sisters, Ruth Arlene McCollum of Fall River, Kansas and Naomi May Lacey of Wichita, Kansas; grandchildren, Michael, Joshua, Daniel and Lily Knapp and Steven Statton.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Melvin Knapp.

Memorials to First United Methodist Church Children’s Ministry of First Baptist Preschool.

Arrangements under the direction of Headley Funeral Chapel, Augusta, Kansas


July 1977

MRS. DORA M. KNAPP

Dora May Knapp was born May 31, 1882, north of Howard, Kansas and departed this life at 95 years, one month, and 15 days.

She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, 4 sisters and her parents, Alfanzo and Fidelia Jane Templeton.

She was a member of the old Paw Paw Church.

Dora was united in marriage to Vernor E. Knapp Feb. 17, 1902. To this union 5 children were born.

Her husband preceded her in death June 18, 1964. She leaves to mourn her passing one daughter, Mrs. Vera Monicalof Moline; four sons, William of El Dorado; Lee of the home; Noble, Eureka; Delbert of Cape Coral, Fla.; nine grandchildren, 15 greatgrandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren, many other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 18, 1977, at the Forsberg Funeral Home in Severy, Kansas. Rev. Robert Schaechtele was the officiating clergyman. Burial was in Piedmont Cemetery, Piedmont, Kansas.


Unknown Newspaper - March 21, 1971

MR. EARL KNICKERBOCKER - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Earl Knickerbocker Services Held
Earl Knickerbocker, 86, Burden, died Sunday at the Sedan City Hospital.

He was born Feb. 5, 1885, at Smith Center, the son of John R. and Sara Munsinger Knickerbocker. He was married to Georgia Ellen Phillips in 1907 at Howard. She died in Nov. 1918. On Oct. 1, 1935 he was married to Erma Click at Howard. He was a member of the Christian Church of Moline and a retired electric lineman.

Survivors include his widow of the home; four sons, Ivan of Lake Jackson, Tex., Everett of Nellox, Ill., Bob of El Camp, Tex., and Kenneth of Barstow, Calif., three daughters, Mrs. Beulah Young of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Armilda Stilley of Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Evalee Walker of Derby; two brothers, John of Sedan and Douglas of Moline; one sister, Elgie Dye of Moline; 16 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Miles Memorial Chapel of Burden with burial in the Moline Cemetery.


Independence Reporter - April 3, 2008

MR. KENNETH L. KNICKERBOCKER - Submitted by L. Morgan

HOWARD-- Kenneth L. Knickerbocker, 90, of Moline, died Tuesday at Pleasant Valley Nursing Home in Sedan.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Moline Christian Church with Paster Stan Rumbaugh officiating. Burial will be in Moline Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the church.

Memorials are suggested to the Moline Christian Church or Gideon’s International, and they may be sent to Countryside Funeral Home, P.O. Box 247, Fredonia, KS. Arrangements are under the direction of Zimmerman Funeral Home, Howard.

Mr. Knickerbocker was born on Aug. 4, 1917 in Bovey, Minn., to Err (Earl) and Georgia (Phillips) Knickerbocker. He spent some of his childhood in the Neodesha area before he graduated from Moline High School in 1935.

On May 28, 1939, he married Jean Banks in Moline, and she survives.

Mr. Knickerbocker served in the military during World War II, spending most of the time stationed in the Philippines. After the war, he went to work for the Santa Fe Railroad and retired as district material supervisor.

He was member of the Christian church, the American Legion and Gideon’s International. He was a former Boy Scout leader Troop 29.

Other survivors include three sons: Philip Knickerbocker, Madison, Ala., David Knickerbocker, Barstow, Calif., and Mark Knickerbocker, North Pole, Alaska; a step-sister, Evalee Walker, Wichita; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


Prairie Star - December 1, 2010

MR. MAX L. KNIFFEN

Max L. Kniffen, age 77, a resident of Howard, Kansas passed away Sunday, November 28, 2010 at the Sedan City Hospital.

He was born on July 22, 1933 in Elk City, Kansas the son of James L. and Edna Pearl (Bingley) Kniffen. Max was a graduate of Elk City High School.

He was an electrician. Max also worked for J & S Scale in Hutchinson, Kansas as a scale technician installing and calibrating scales for grain elevators. He was an avid fisherman and he loved his chihuahua “Sugar”.

He is survived by his daughter Ileane Cook of Kearney, Nebraska, two sons Michael Kniffen of Pineville, Missouri and Max Kniffen of Olathe, Kansas, niece Diane Swanson and numerous grandchildren. Max was preceded in death by his parents, longtime companion Lori Nichols, one infant sister Thelma Kniffen and two brothers Ivan and Merle.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 4, 2010 at the Independent Baptist Church in Howard, Kansas. Inurnment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Elk City, Kansas at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Howard Senior Citizen Center and may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.countrysidefh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Countryside - Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard, Kansas.


Elk County Citizen - March 16, 1904

MR. DAVID W. KNIGHT - Submitted by L. Morgan

David W. Knight was born in Green county, Ohio, July 18, 1832 and died in Newman,Ill., March 7th, 1904, age 71 years, 7 months and 18 days.

Mr. Knight grew up in his native place, passing here his boyhood and young manhood. On February 19th, 1856, he married Miss Mary E. Sollars. To this union eleven children were born, of whom six grew to manhood and womanhood.

Nineteen years ago he came here with his wife and family, residing here about ten years. Since that time he has been making his home with his daughter in Newman, Ills.

About five years ago he was stricken with paralysis which left him unchanged. On Friday, March 4, another attack came to him and he lingered until 5:15 on Monday, when he passed away.

From the time of his coming here he seemed to lean to the United Presbyterians, but never joined any church. However, after his first stroke of paralysis of five years ago he took to his Bible, and was often found with it; studying its pages and meditating upon its truths. What goes on in the inner life--in the heart of man--no one knows but man himself and God Almighty. These hours may have been hours of communion with the Almighty as far as we know, and this is our hope.

The remains were interred in Grace Lawn cemetery, this city, Thursday afternoon, March 10, by the side of his wife and son, Walter, who had preceeded him over 15 years.

Mr. Swank came with the body from Newman, Ills. The daughters Mrs. Wm. Davis of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Bell Hargis of Belton, Mo., and Mrs. H.R. ALexander of Neodesha, Kansas were here at the funeral. The other daughter, Mrs. Lettie Swank and the son, M.W. Knight of West Balmbeach, Fla., were not able to be present.


Sedan Times-Star - January 19, 2005

MR. ERNEST L. KNIGHT

HAMILTON, Kan. Ernest Leroy Knight passed away on Friday, Jan. 14, 2005, at his home in Hamilton, Kan. He was 73 years of age.

Ernie was born on Sept. 12, 1931 on a farm in the Salt Springs Township of Greenwood County, near Fall River, Kan., to Frank VanBeaurn and Lillie Mae (Wormington) Knight.

He attended school near Severy and graduated from Howard High School in 1951. Ernie was employed at the Howard Ice Plant and the Hebb and Dean Auto Supply in Howard, before entering the United States Army in 1952.

On March 22, 1957, he married Naomi Lucille Hebb at the First Baptist Church in Howard, Kan. and to this union was born two daughters, Bethy and Karla. Ernie and Lucille made their home at Moline for a few years where he was emloyed at Ames Chevrolet. He later owned and operated the Knight Services Station in Howard before moving to Madison, Kan. in 1966. The family moved to Sedan, Kan. in 1968, where Ernie worked for the Blake Limestone Company before moving to Hamilton in 1969. He was employed for several years by the City of Hamilton as City Marshall and director of the utilities department. In 1979, Ernie became responsible for the operation of the Alf Landon oil lease, east of Hamilton, where he continued to work until becoming disabled in 1990. Ernie has been receiving kidney dialysis treatments for almost eleven years.

He enjoyed coyote hunting, coon hunting, fishing and trapping. Ernie was a member of the Hamilton Community Fellowship Church.

He is survived by his wife, Lucille; his daughters, Bethy Creed and her, Kan.;(sic) a brother, Winford Knight, Howard, Kan.; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Bernice Fiscus and two brothers, Floyd and Cleveland Knight.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at the Hamilton Community Fellowship Church with Rev. Alan Hunter and Rev. Dean Fox officiating. Interment will be held at 3:15 p.m. at the Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard, Kan.

A memorial has been established with the National Kidney Foundation of Kansas. Contributions may be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements were made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard, Kan.


May 1995

MR. FRANK V. KNIGHT

HOWARD — Frank VanBeaurn Knight, 97, of Howard Twilight Manor, died Wednesday at the nursing home.

Graveside services will be at 2p.m. Monday at the Moline Cemetery with the Rev. Jan Kindwoman of the Sevcry United Methodist Church officiating. A memorial has been established with the Severy United Methodist Church building fund. Contributions may be left at Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.

He was born on April 24, 1898, at Michigan Valley near Topeka to Mathew and Etta (Cade) Knight. He began school at Michigan Valley, then completed his education after his family moved to Severy.

He worked for the Frisco Railroad as a foreman and lived for many years in Greenwood County. During the early 1940s, he worked for DeCorsey Creamery Co. in Moline and owned the Hilltop Cafe east of Moline during the 1950s.

After retiring from DeCorsey in 1970, he moved to Howard to be near family. He moved to Elk Falls in the early 1980s and later lived in Eureka before returning to Elk Falls. He entered Howard Twilight Manor in 1991.

He was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church.

He married Lilile Mae Wormington on April 29, 1919, in Howard. She died in 1969. He married Alice (Woods) Frost on Dec. 12, 1973, in Sedan. She died in 1994.

He is survived by three sons, Winford Knight, Buhl, Idaho, Cleveland Knight and Ernest Knight, both of Hamilton; two daughters, Bonita Ramsey, Jerome, Idaho, and Bertha Baumgartel, Howard; four stepsons, Pete Frost, Colorado, Glen Frost, Severy. David Frost, El Dorado, and Jimmy Frost, Pennsylvania; 29 grandchildren. seven stepgrandchildren and numerous great- and greatgreat~grandchildren.


Unknown Newspaper - February 1969

MRS. LILLIE M. KNIGHT - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Services Held For Lillie Knight
Services for Mrs. Lillie May Knight 68, who died Saturday in Wichita was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Watt Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the Moline Cemetery.

Born in Fall River, Ks., she was a lifelong resident of the area.

Survivors include her widower, Frank V.; four sons, Winford, Twin Falls, Idaho, Floyd of Howard, Cleveland of New Salem, Kan., and Ernest, Sedan; three daughters, Mrs. Berniece Fiscus, New Salem, Mrs. Bonnie Justice, Jerome, Idaho, and Mrs. Bertha Baumgartel, Howard; a brother and four sisters.


The Winfield Courier - April 4, 2007

MR. WINFORD F. KNIGHT - Submitted by L. Morgan

HOWARD- Winford Frank Knight, 85, died April 2, 2007, at Howard Twilight Manor. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Moline Cemetery. The Rev. Tony Pameticky will officiate.

Visitation will be 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Funeral Home. A memorial has been established with the Severy Baptist Church. Contributions may be left with the funeral home.

Mr. Knight was born Oct. 11, 1921 at Fall River, to Frank VanBeaurn and Lillie May (Wormington) Knight. He attended school and grew up in the Severy and Fall River area.

On Aug. 27, 1942 he entered the United States Army and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. After receiving and honorable discharge in 1945, he made his home in Idaho where he remained for more than 50 years. He was employed as a heavy equipment mechanic during most of his life. During the last six years, he returned to Kansas and lived in the Moline and Howard communities.

Knight was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and attended the Severy Baptist Church.

He is survived by two daughters, Sharon Lane, Twin Falls, Idaho, and Bernice Knight, Idaho, and two sisters, Bertha Baumgartel and Bonita Ramsey, both of Howard.


Prairie Star - July 11, 2012

MR. STEPHEN R. KNOX

Stephen Rhea Knox of Piedmont, died on July 1, 2012 at Greenwood County Hospital at the age of 62.

Steve was born on Oct. 5, 1949 in Wichita, the son of Robert and Mildred (Rhea) Knox. He was raised in Piedmont, graduating high school in Severy.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at Koup Family Funeral Home. Interment followed at Piedmont Cemetery.

A memorial has been established in his name to the Masonic Lodge #155 and may be left in care of the funeral at P.O. Box 595, Eureka, Kansas 67045.


Prairie Star - June 3, 2009

MRS. LORENA L. KOLTERMAN

Lorena Loleta Kolterman, 79, of Onaga, Kan., passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka with her family at her side.

She was born Nov. 3,1929, on a farm south of Wheaton, Kan. the fourth child of Ernest and Anna Marten Bosse.

She married Melvin 0. Kolterman March 16, 1952, at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Wheaton. He survives of the home. After Melvin and Lorena married they moved to the family farm near Duluth, Kan., where they raised five children.

Lorena was a farm wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Duluth, where she helped with Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and Lutheran Women's Missionary League. She loved to garden, quilt, sew and spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Ivan Bosse, Clarence Bosse, and Galen Bosse.

Lorena is survived by her husband, Melvin; two daughters, Cathy Perkins and her husband Gene of Howard, and Marian Bolz and her husband Tim of Topeka; three sons, David of Onaga, Dan and his wife Robin of Havensville, Kan. and Mark and his wife Teresa of Onaga; twelve grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, one very special sister, Reneta Fischer of Wheaton, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 30, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Burial followed at St. Paul's Cemetery. A prayer service and visitation was held Friday, May 29, at Tessendorf-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Onaga. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or The Lutheran Hour and may be sent in care of the Funeral Home at P.O. Box, 300, Onaga, KS 66521. Online condolences may be made at chapeloaksfuneralhome.com.


Prairie Star - April 30, 2014

MR. JAMES E. KOFTAN

James E. Koftan, 79, died Sunday, April 26, 2014, at Life Care Center in Andover, Kan.

He was born March 18, 1935, at Shelbyville, Mo., the son of Leroy Charles and Alma Bertha (Lindsey) Koftan.

On Feb. 26, 1956 he married Lila L. (Marshall) at Moline. She preceded him in death on March 23, 2014.

Jim graduated high school in 1953 from Howard High School in Howard. He played baseball and basketball at Coffeyville Community College, played baseball at Friends University where he earned a bachelor’s degree, then earned a Masters in Administration from Kansas State University.

He taught math, boys basketball and track at Riley County High School, was principal at Linn, Kan., K-12, principal at Wathena High School, K-12, superintendent of Udall High School, principal and superintendent at Utica Schools, superintendent at Spearville Schools where he retired then served on the Spearville School Board from 2001-2004. He spent his retirement traveling and enjoying his grandkids activities.

He is survived by a daughter, Lori (Kent) Binford of Haviland, Kan., three grandchildren, Ashley (Luke) Salmans, Audra Binford, Ross Binford, two great-grandchildren, Liam and Adah Salmans, a brother Kenneth Koftan of Derby, Kan., and a sister, Louise Heck of Howard.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Lila and a brother, Leroy Charles (Buck) Koftan Jr.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. at Larrison Mortuary, 300 Country Club Road, Pratt, KS 67124. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Haviland Friends Church in Haviland. Burial will be in Haviland Cemetery in Haviland.

Memorials may be made to the Haviland Friends Church or American Cancer Society in care of the mortuary. Condolences may be left at www.larrisonmortuary.com.


Howard Courant-Citizen - November 2, 1972

MR. LEROY C. KOFTAN SR. - Submitted by L. Morgan

Leroy Charles Koftan Sr., 79, of Howard, died October 26, at the Sedan City Hospital.

Leroy Charles Koftan Sr. was born December 31, 1892 at Tyndall, South Dakota, the son of Joseph and Frances Hlinovsky(?) Koftan. He was a retired farmer who had resided in Elk county since 1943.

He was a veteran of World War I service in the U.S.Army and was a member of the American Legion and the First Christian church of Howard.

He married Alma Lindsey in Missouri, September 13, 1936(?) and she preceded him in death in 1955.

Survivors include three sons, Leroy Charles Koftan Jr., Topeka; James Edward Koftan, Wathena; and Kenneth J. Koftan, Wichita; one daughter, Mrs. Ed (Louise) Heck, Howard; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Langhammer(?), Clarence, Missouri and Mrs. Ella Adul, Isabell, South Dakota; and nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Services were held Friday at 2:00 p.m., in the Spurrier Funeral Home Chapel, with pastor Hurley Low of the Baptist church officiating. Burial was in Grace Lawn cemetery.

(Details regarding music and casket bearers have been omitted)


Prairie Star - March 26, 2014

MRS. LILA L. KOFTAN

Lila L. Koftan, 77, died Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Kansas Medical Center in Andover, Kan. She was born Dec. 5, 1936, at Wellington, Kan., the daughter of Carl and Ollie V. (Moore) Marshall.

On Feb. 26, 1956, she married James E. Koftan at Moline, Kan. He survives.

Lila was a member of the First Christian Church in Dodge City, Kan. She had been secretary at the Junction City National Bank in Junction City, Kan., and Walnut Products of St. Joseph, Mo. She retired as a computer assistant from Boeing in Wichita, Kan., in 1990 after working there for 15 years. She spent her retirement traveling and enjoying her grandkids activities.

She is survived by her husband, James; a daughter, Lori (Kent) Binford of Haviland, Kan.; three grandchildren, Ashley (Luke) Salmans, Audra Binford, Ross Binford; two great-grandchildren, Liam and Adah Salmans; and a brother, Kenneth (Saditha) Marshall of Topeka, Kan.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Maxine Burdett.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 26, from 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. at Larrison Mortuary, 300 Country Club Road, Pratt, KS 67124. Funeral services will be Thursday, March 27, at 10:30 a.m. at Haviland Friends Church in Haviland, Kan. Burial will be in Haviland Cemetery in Haviland.

Memorials may be made to the Haviland Friends Church or American Cancer Society in care of the mortuary. Condolences may be left at www.larrisonmortuary.com.


Prairie Star - May 12, 2010

MR. PHILIP F. KRAMER

Philip Frank Kramer, 97, of Independence, died Tuesday morning at Regal Estates in Independence.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held Saturday, May 1, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses at 2217 N. 10th. Street of Independence. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date at the Longton Cemetery. The family has suggested memorial remembrances to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and Regal Estates of Independence. Remembrances will be received at the funeral home.

Philip Frank Kramer was born Sept. 12, 1912 at Alva, Okla., the son John Kramer and Mary (Eggstein) Kramer. He attended school at the Illinois rural school in the Longton area.

Mr. Kramer was a farmer and worked for the Elk County Road Department until 1966. He then worked for the Wilson County Road Department until his retirement in 1987. He has been a resident of Independence since October of 2004 after having lived in the Longton and Altoona area.

On May 2, 1940 he was united in marriage to Myrtle E. (Rothgeb) Kramer and she survives at the home. Additional survivors include: a son, John F. Kramer of Danbury, Conn.; four daughters, Marilyn J. Kramer of Surprise, Ariz., Myrna J. Kramer and Phylis L. Dozier, both of Independence and Patricia Mavaro of Easton, Conn.; one granddaughter; three grandsons, 16 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren.


Prairie Star - September 21, 2011

MRS. TREVA F. KRAMER

Treva Fay Kramer, age 97, a long-time resident of Longton, passed away Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 at her home.

She was born April 22, 1914 in Weir, Kan., the daughter of Alphard Millard and Anna Adelia (Blair) Atkinson. She attended the Hartford School north of Longton.

On April 22, 1937, Treva was united in marriage to Vincent John Kramer in Fredonia. For many years she worked in restaurants, and was well known for her home-style cooking.

Treva was very involved with the activities of the family farm. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Longton. Treva was also a member of the Helping Hand Club and the Friendly Fourteen.

Treva is survived by one son, Kenneth Kramer, and his wife June; one daughter, Karen Cook, and her husband Elmer all of Longton. Her grandchildren include Vincent Cook, Shane (Marlene) Cook, both of Longton; Kristine Kramer of Bartlesville, Okla.; Joni (Joseph) Steffen of George Town, Grand Cayman; Thomas Kramer of Pittsburg, Kan.; step-granddaughters. Rose Puckett of Fairland, Okla., and Lavone Rials of Lawrence, Kan.. Her great-grandchildren include Brock Cook, Gage Cook, Seryn Steffen and several step great and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents her husband Vincent and three sisters; Ruby Brotherton, Pearl Johnson and Grace Howell.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011 at the First Baptist Church in Longton with Pastor Jim Bob Thompson officiating. Interment will be at the Longton Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to either the Longton Senior Center or the Elk County Free Fair, and may be left with the funeral home.

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


April 1988

MR. VINCENT J. KRAMER

Vincent John Kramer, 78, of Longton died Sunday, April 3, at Mercy Hospital in Independence.

Services were held on Wednesday, April 6, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Longton under the direction of the Watt Funeral Home of Moline. The Rev. Ted Davis, pastor of the church officiated. Burial was in the Longton Cemetery.

Vincent Kramer was born Sept. 11, 1909, at Alva, Okla., to John and Mary (Eggstein) Kramer. He was a retired farmer, who enjoyed working with electricity.

On April 22, 1937, he married Treva Atkinson at Fredonia. She survives at the home.

He was a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Longton. He was also a member of the Elk County Free Fair association, the Longton School District board of education, and the ASCS committee.

Other survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and June Kramer; one daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Elmer Cook; four grandchildren, Vincent and Shane Cook and Kristine and Joni Kramer, all of Longton; one brother, Philip Kramer of Altoona; two step-granddaughters, and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial has been established with the First Baptist Church of Longton. Contributions will be received at the funeral home or at the Home State Bank of Longton.

Pallbearers were Jim Nichols, Seth Johnson, George Beaumont, Merle Johnson, Max Brothcrtnii and Jim Corlc. Honorary bearers were Roy Crawford, Joe Tindle, Herman Howell, Ralph Kimzey, Carroll Tredway and Ernest Persinger.


Unknown Newspaper - December 2006

MR. WILLIAM R. KREBS

HOWARD - William Roe Krebs, 92 of Sapulpa, Okla., formerly of the Longton and Elk Falls areaa, died Saturday at St. John's Hospital in Sapulpa.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Elk Falls Cemetery with Lloyd G. Zimmerman officiating.

Visitation will he at Zimmmerman Funeral Home, Howard, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Mr. Krebs was born Sept. 9, 1914 at Fulton to Joseph H. and Elizabeth "Molly" (Schrader) He graduated from Fulton School.

On Aug. 10, 1938, he married Winifred Gump at Prescott. They made their home for many years near Fredonia where he raised livestock and operated a truck farm. They later moved to Longton where they continued to farm and operated Krebs Real Estate. In the mid 1990s the couple moved to Sapulpa to be near family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Claude Krebs, Sapulpa; a daughter, Billie Irene Polk, Siloam Springs, Ark.; seven grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.


Prairie Star - December 31, 2008

MRS. WINIFRED I. KREBS

Winifred I. "Winnie" Krebs age 87, of Sapulpa, Okla. passed away Dec. 27, 2008 a St. Johns Medical Center ii Tulsa.

Winifred was born on May 26, 1921 in Fulton, Kansas the daughter of David and Bessii Gump.

On Aug. 10, 1938, shi married William Roe Krebs at Prescott, Kan. They made their home for many years near Fredonia, where Winifred and Roi farmed, raised cattle and pigs and operated a truck farm, and selling produce from their garden.

Winnie and Roe later moved to Longton where they operated Krebs Real Estate for several years, and continued to farm. They made their home in the Elk Falls community before moving to Sapulpa, Okla., in the mid 1990's to be near their son and his family.

Winnie and Roe were married for 68 years until his death of Dec. 2, 2006.

She is survived by one son Claude Krebs of Sand Springs, Okla., seven grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Roe and one daughter Billie Polk.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008 at the Elk Falls Cemetery with Pastor Robin Raines officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to noon at Zimmerman Funeral Home on Wednesday prior to the graveside service. Family suggests contributions to Elk Falls Cemetery and may be left with the funeral home.

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


The Moline Advance July 1924

MR. LOUIS KROHN - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Obit-KROHN, Louis-1924

Louis Krohn was born in Northern Prussia, Germany, May 19, 1847, and died in Moline, Kansas July 28, 1924, aged 77 years, 2 months and 9 days.

At the age of 14 years he was confirmed into the Lutheran Church.

His life in early manhood was spent as a sailor, coming to New York at the age of 21 years where he engaged in work on a railroad. Several years later he came to Cherokee and Crawford counties where he became a miner. In 1882 he came to Elk county where he lived on his farm. Two years ago he moved to Moline, Kansas where he resided until his death.

He was married to Sophia Beu June 17, 1879. Eight children were born to this union, five of whom have preceded him in death. Those left to mourn his loss are his wife and three daughters, Mrs. Chas. Rarick, Mrs. J. C. Burnett and Mrs. Harold Hanson and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted at the home by Eld., H. A. Kerr, pastor of the Christian Church, on Tuesday afternoon, assisted by Rev. Cooprider of the M. E. Church. Interment was in the Moline cemetery.

The family has the sympathy of the community.

Card of Thanks
We desire to express our thanks to our friends and neighbors for their very great kindness to us in our bereavement of husband and father.----Mrs. Louis Krohn and Daughters.


The Moline Advance - October 18, 1928

MRS. SOPHIA KROHN - Submitted by Dan Durbin

Mrs. Sophia Krohn died suddenly Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harold Hanson, near Severy. She had been in poor health but she was not thought to be in immediate danger.

The body was brought to Moline and funeral services were held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. F. Rarick Thursday at 2:00 p. m. Interment was in Moline cemetery beside the final resting place of her husband who passed away a few years ago.

Mrs. Krohn was an early settler in this vicinity and underwent the hardships of the pioneer. She has many friends and relatives to mourn her departure. She is survived by three daughters; Mrs. Harold Hanson of Severy, Mrs. Bertha Burnett of Parma, Idaho, and Mrs. Charles F. Rarick of this city.


From THE MOLINE ADVANCE October 25, 1928

Sophia Beu was born in New For Pommen, Germany, March 22, 1860 and passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harold Hanson, in Severy, Kansas, Tuesday, October 16, 1928.

At the age of 9 years she came to America with her parents settling on a farm near Chanute, Kansas. In 1879 they moved to Elk county.

She united with the Lutheran church at an early age and sought to live her life according to its doctrine.

On June 17, 1879, she was united in marriage to Louis Krohn at Howard, Kansas. They made their home in Weir, Kansas, where her husband was engaged in the coal mining industry. In 1881 they came to Elk county settling on a farm three and a half miles northeast of Moline, Kansas. Here they spent the passing years until age and frail health caused them to retire in 1921 when they moved to Moline. Her husband died on July 29, 1924, and since his death she resided with her daughters.

Eight children were born to this union, five of whom have preceded her in death.

She leaves three daughters, Mrs. J. C. Burnett of Parma, Idaho; Mrs. Harold Hanson of severy, Kansas, and Mrs. Chas. Rarick of Moline, Kansas, and two brothers, Mr. Chris Beu of Moline, Kansas, and Mr. Will Beu of Delaware, Oklahoma.

These beside a host of relatives and friends are left to mourn her passing.

The funeral was held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. F. Rarick Thursday afternoon, October 18, 1928 at 2:30 o'clock and Alex Anderson of Independence was the minister officiating. Interment was made in the Moline cemetery.


Howard Courant - May 30, 1912

MRS. ALICE KYSER - Submitted by L. Morgan

Alice Weaver was born in Newtonsteward, Scotland, May 4, 1842. She came with her parents to America in 1847. She was united in marriage in 1861 to Lynas W. Kyser who departed this life January 7, 1908.

To this union were born seven children, five sons and two daughters. She leaves to mourn her loss, three sons, two daughters, onw brother and eight grandchildren. Two sons Franklin and Charles Frederick having prceded her in death.

Mr. and Mrs. Kyser came to Elk county in 1888, and she has lived in her present home since that time.

She joined in early life the United Presbyterian church, in which faith she lived until called to the fellowship of the church above.

When the hour of her departure came, the veil between that land of light and rest was lifted, angels said: "Sister come away." It was not death that claimed Mother Kyser, but life, not a closing but an opening into a fuller, broader, grander existence.

The end came; "She had done what she could, and she stepped from this habitation to accept her reward from Him who alone can give it at time of transition. The life and walk of Mother Kyser were in keeping with the teaching of her Christ and that life was devoted to the welfare of those she loved.

She died at her home seven miles north of Grenola, Kansas, May 23, 1912, and there her funeral services were held. Edgar G. Coons, pastor of the M. E. church in Grenola, Kansas officiated.

Mrs. Kyser was aged 70 years, and 19 days.

The high esteem in which this good woman was held was shown by the large number of friends and neighbors who attended the funeral and followed her to her last resting place in Green Lawn cemetery.


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