Howard Courant - February 9, 1928|
MRS. MARTHA E. LACEY - Submitted by L. Morgan
Martha Ellen (Fisher) Lacey
To this union was born six children, three boys and three girls, Charles and Laura dying in infancy, Louella May Duncan dying in 1904.
The living are: James P. Lacey of Riverton, Wyoming; Fred E. Lacey of Blue Jacket, Oklahoma; and Mrs. Charles Kesner of Piedmont, Kansas. She has 16 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren, four brothers and one sister.
She gave her heart to God when a young woman and was a faithful Christian until the death angel called her home.
Funeral services were conducted by Mrs. Belle Reid Yates at the Piedmont Christian church, Friday, January 27 at 2 p.m., and the body laid to rest in Forest cemetery.
Unknown Newspaper - March 10, 1998
MRS. EARNEST J.C. LACKEY SR. - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
HOWARD - Earnest J.C. Lackey Sr., 70, longtime resident of Derby, died Tuesday at his son's home north of Howard.
Graveside services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice Inc. of Wichita and they may be left at Zimmerman Funeral Home. Mr. Lackey was born July 16, 1927, at Jay, Okla., to Alfred and Rose (Graham) Lackey. He attended Jay schools.
On Jan. 23, 1983, at Miami, Okla., he married Helen Louise Sumpter and they lived in Derby, where he was employed in general construction work in the Wichita area throughout his life.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Earnest Lackey Jr., Howard, and Richard Lackey, Douglass; two stepsons, Rick Sears, Douglass, and Eddie Sears, Wichita; a stepdaughter, Pam Mitchell, Derby; a brother, Winfred Lackey, Jay, Okla.; three sisters, Alta Morgan, Winfield, Imogene Wilson, Augusta, and Alene Kinsey, Fairland, Okla.; four grandchildren and seven stepgrandchildren.
Unknown Newspaper - August 1, 1997
MRS. NELLIE VIOLA LACY - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
MOORE, Okla. - Nellie Viola (Sprague) Lacy, 88, of Moore, a former Independence, Kan., resident, died Friday in Moore.
Graveside services will be at the Elk Falls, Kan., cemetery under the direction of the John Ireland Funeral Home. The Rev. Gerald Manley, of the United Methodist Church of Elk Falls, will officiate. Memorials are suggested to the American Paralysis Association or the Harry H. Hahn Memorial Alumni Scholarship Fund.
Mrs. Lacy was born to James S. and Elizabeth I. Sprague on Nov. 20, 1908, in Hodgeman County, Kan. Later, the family moved to Stafford County, Kan., and she was educated in Great Bend, Kan.
She married Virgil I. Lacy Jan. 2, 1927. Later, they moved to Elk Falls. In 1942, they moved to Independence where they became members of the Church of the Brethren and owned and operated a cafe and auto repair shop. He is deceased.
She moved to Neosho, Mo., in 1987, to League City, Texas, in 1991, and to Moore earlier this year.
She is survived by one son, Dwayne Lacy, Moore; one brother, William Lloyd Sprague, Caney, Kan.; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
The Moline Review - May 8, 1908
MR. WILLIAM H. H. LAMB - Submitted by Dan Durbin
William Henry Harrison Lamb was born in Machias, Cattaraugus county, N. Y., June 4, 1837, where he grew to manhood. In 1857 he went to Iowa, where two years later he was married to Miss Margaret Wickersham at Burr Oak. He then moved to Hesper, Ia. and lived there until he moved to Carthage, Missouri, in 1865 where his wife died two years later. In 1871 he was married to Olive Delancy Sutlieff in Texas. To them were born four children; H. N. and C. E. of Moline, Carrie M Rice, who died two months after her marriage, and Cora L. Burdick of Independence. Beside these he leaves two brothers and one sister, M. B. Lamb of Machias, N. Y. and Silas A. Lamb and Mrs. A. Meader of Denver, Colo.
Mr. Lamb died May 2, at the home of his son H. N. in this city as the result of an accident described in this paper last week. The funeral was held Sunday at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. J. R. Hankins in the M. E. church. Many friends join the family in mourning his sad death.
Howard Courant - February 5, 1925
MRS. ELLA LAMBERT - Submitted by L. Morgan
Ella (Dobyns) Lambert passed from this life at her home in Howard, Kansas, at 9 o'clock Monday evening, February 2nd, 1925. She was born May 4th, 1875, at the old homestead eight miles west of Howard, being at the time of her death 50 years, 8 months and 2 days.
She was married to George W. Lambert, February 17th, 1882, who passed away January 3rd, 1896. She is survived by one son, Joseph Martin Lambert, three sisters, Mrs. Fritz Straughn of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Mrs. Ann Bartlett of Kansas City, Missouri; Mrs. A. R. Rhodes of Howard, Kansas; also one brother, Frank L. Dobyns, of Howard, Kansas.
She was a member of the Presbyterian church and Past Matron of the Eastern Star Lodge, also Past Noble Grand of the Rebecca Lodge.
The funeral services were held at the home, Wednesday afternoon, at 2:30, conducted by Rev. H. E. Crane. The Presbyterian Choir sang two favorite selections. Burial was in Grace Lawn cemetery.
The son, sisters and brother, bereft of a loving mother and sister, have the sincere sympathy of a large circle of friends.
Unknown Newspaper - April 7, 1997
MRS. DORIS M. LAMPSON - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
HOWARD - Doris Magdalene Lampson, 88, of Moline, died Monday at Sedan City Hospital.
Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday and Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday, both at St. Mary's Church in Moline, with the Rev. Edward Steinberger officiating. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery In Moline.
Memorials are suggested to the St. Mary's Church Funeral Fund or the American Heart Association and they may be left at Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard.
Mrs. Lampson was born Sept. 10, 1908, near Leeds, to Joseph and Bertha (Miller) Hill. She graduated from Moline High School in 1928 and then attended Pittsburg State Teachers College where she received her teaching certificate. She taught in several rural schools in Elk and Chautauqua counties.
On April 14, 1934, at Caney, she married Clarence "Bud" Lampson and he died in 1986.
Mrs. Lampson was a member of the Pleasant Valley and Belknap extension units, the American Association of Retired Persons, the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System, St. Mary's Church and St. Mary's Altar Society.
Survivors include a son, Delbert Lampson, Moline; three daughters, Jeannine Neubecker, Overland Park, Elaine Jackson, Arkansas City, and Mary Ann Lampson, Pittsburg; three sisters, Alice Beazer, Sedan, Orien Tanner, Moline, and Marjorie Weaver, Odessa, Texas; eight granchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Unknown Newspaper - February 22, 1967
MRS. JOSIE M. LAMPSON - Submitted by Dan Durbin
Services for Josie Lampson
She was born May 3, 1868 at Braymer, Mo. She was a member of the Mt. Olive Christian Church near Grenola.
Survivors are two sons, Sherman and C. H. of Grenola; two daughters, Mrs. Thelma Stiles, Wichita and Mrs. Elberta Hopper, San Francisco, Calif.; 12 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 25th at the Watt Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was in Green lawn Cemetery at Grenola.
Prairie Star - August 28, 2013
MS. MARY A. LAMPSON
Mary Anne Lampson, age 61, a resident of Elm Haven West Nursing Center in Parsons, Kan., passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2013.
She was born on Jan. 15, 1952 in Winfield, Kan., the daughter of C. H. “Bud” and Doris M. (Hill) Lampson.
Mary is survived by one brother Delbert Lampson of Grenola, two sisters Jeannine Neubecker of Overland Park, Kan., and Elaine Jackson of Arkansas City, Kan.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Cremation has taken place and the family will hold a private memorial service at Mt. Olivet Cemetery near Moline at a later date.
Family suggests contributions to the Special Olympics of Kansas and may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Countryside-Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Sedan Times-Star - June 16, 2004
MR. RICHARD L. LAMPSON
MOLINE - Richard Lee Lampson passed away on Friday, June 11, 2004, at the Via Christi St. Joseph Medical Center in Wichita, Kan. He was 72 years of age and a long time resident of Moline. Richard was born on June 19, 1931 on a farm southeast of Grenola, Kan. to C.E. “Dick” and Minnie Irene (Fildes) Lampson. He attended Pleasant Valley rural school and grew to manhood in Chautauqua County, Kan.
Richard worked in farming and harvesting until becoming employed by Martin-Marietta at the rock quarry near Moline. After a few years, Richard was transferred to a Martin-Marietta facility in Iowa and on Dec. 22 1957, he married Florence Elzada James at Ottumwa, Iowa. The family moved to Moline in 1961 where Richard operated heavy equipment and remained employed by Martin-Marietta until he retired in 1994. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and enjoyed fishing hunting and traveling throughou the United States and Canada.
He is survived by his wife Florence; his son, Lee Lampson and his wife, Karen, Severy; his daughters, Lisa Venable and her husband, Mark, Springfield, Mo., Dana McCann and her husband, Robert, Wichita, Kelly Winter and her husband, Larry, Augusta and Tracy Adams and her husband, Mark, Reeds Spring, Mo.; his sister, Mildred Patteson, Moline: 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Leah Mae Spiller.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 14, 2004, at the Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard with Jerry Green of Severy officiating. Interment was held at the Moline Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the Midway Kansas Chapter of the American Red Cross, Box 3726, Wichita, KS 67201. Contributions may be left with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Unknown Newspaper - May 29,2000
MR. ROBERT F. LAMPSOM
Robert Franklin lampson,70, Grenola, died Monday at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Grenola Christian Church, with the Rev. Wallace Wartick officiating. Interment will be at Greenlawn,Cemetery at Grenola. A memorial has been established with the Grenola Christian Church. Contributions may be left with the funeral home.
Funeral arrangements are being made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Mr. Lampson was born on Sept. 7, 1929, near Grenola to Sherman F. and Nettie M. (Walker) Lampson.
He attended Ebenezer and Pleasant Valleys rural schools near Grenola before attending Sedan High School. After serving in the U.S. Army, he returned to Kansas and made his home at the Chautauqua County area.
He married Marjorie R. Archer on Oct. 15, 1950, at Sedan. He attended the Grenola Christian Church.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, Wayne Lampson, Kansas City, Craig Lampson and Charles Lampson, both of Sedan; two daughters, Sandra Lane, Andover, and Cheryl Wright, Caldwell; a brother William Lampson, Cedar Vale; a sister, Loreen Arbuckle, Anacortes, Wash., 10 grandchildren and, one great-grand-child.
Sedan Times-Star - October 18, 2000
MR. WILLIAM LAMPSON
William Lampson, age 71, of Cedar Vale, Kansas, died October 11, 2000 at the Cedar Vale Nursing Center. He was born September 7, 1929 in Grenola, KS. His parents were Sherman and Jeanette (Walker) Lampson. He was raised in the Grenola area and attended schools there.
Unknown Newspaper - January 4, 1994
MRS. PEGGY A. LANEY - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
Peggy A Hall Laney, 77, of Midwest City, 0kla., died Thursday.
Graveside services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Elk Falls Cemetery.
Mrs. Laney was born April 16, 1916, in Grove, Okla., to James Della (Moorehead) Graham.
Survivors include a daughter, Ann Hall, Midwest City; five sons, Jack Hall, Wichita, Chuck Hall, Enderline, N. Dak., Bill Hall, Indianapolis, Ind., Sam Hall, Las Vegas, Nev., and Ron Hall, Rosenberg, Texas; 33 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren; and a brother Joe Graham, Mountain Home, Ark.
Prairie Star - November 14, 2012
MS DIANNA L. LANGLEY
Dianna Lynn Langley, age 47, a resident of Grenola, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012.
She was born on July 29, 1965 in Portland, Ore., the daughter of Billy Dean Langley and Bernice Earlene Lowder.
Dianna really enjoyed listening to music, watching movies, looking at pictures and putting puzzles together. Dianna is survived by her step-father Harvey Anderson of Grenola, one brother Glen Anderson of Gresham, Ore., two sisters, Cindy Kiel of Grenola and Teresia Anderson of Gresham, Ore.
She was preceded in death by her father Billy Langley, her mother Bernice Anderson and one brother Michael Langley.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at Greenlawn Cemetery in Grenola. Family suggests contributions be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or 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.
Unknown Newspaper - February 11, 2003
MR. MICHAEL D. LANGLEY - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
HOWARD - Michael Dean Langley, 44, of Grenola, died Tuesday at his home.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Grenola United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gary Parsons officiating. Interment will be at Greenlawn Cemetery at Grenola.
Memorials are suggested to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and donations may be left with Zimmerman Funeral Home, Howard, which is handling the arrangements.
Mr. Langley was born Sept. 26, 1958 at Porland[sic], Ore., to Billy Dean and Bernice Earline (Lowder) Langley. He grew up and attended school in the Portland area.
He lived most of his life in Portland, moving to Grenola in April 1998.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Bernice and Harvey Anderson, Grenola; a brother, Glen Anderson, Gresham, Ore.; and three sisters, Cindy Kiel and Dianna Langley, both of Grenola, and Teresia Anderson, Portland, Ore.
Prairie Star - October 22, 2008
MR. BILLY E. LANNING, SR. - Submitted by L. Morgan
Billy Eugene Lanning Sr., 77, a resident of Howard, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008 at the Howard Twilight Manor Nursing Home.
He was born July 14, 1931 in Howard, the son of Eugene and Hazel Laura (VanBuskirk) Lanning.
In 1950 Billy enlisted into the United States Navy. On Aug. 9, 1975 Billy was united in marriage to Paula Beryl Smith in Miami, Oklahoma and she preceded him in death on July 3, 2002. Throughout his working years Billy worked as a farmer and a janitor.
Billy is survived by six sons; Billy Lanning Jr. and his wife Patsy, Rick Lanning and his wife Janice, Robert Lanning and his wife Kim, David Lanning and his wife Cathy, Keith Lanning and his wife Becky and Lonnie Smith and his wife Ruth, one daughter; Brandi Lanning, three brothers, Tom Lanning, Larry Lanning, and Terry Lanning, four sisters, Wanda Clark, Phyllis Friend, Mary Wade, and Kathy Fouts, 14 grandchildren, and 14 great--grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008 at the Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard with Robin Haines officiating. Interment was at the Cresco cemetery.
Contributions are suggested to the Billy Lanning Sr. Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com
Arrangements are under the direction of Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard.
MR. EUGENE LANNING
Eugene Lanning passed away Friday, November 8, 1996, at the Greenwood County Hospital in Eureka, KS. He was 86 years of age. Gene, as he was known, was born January 13, 1910 at Rolla, MO. to William Jackson and Mary Elizabeth (Mathis) Lanning. He attended school in Rolla, MO., as well as Moline and Howard, KS.
As a young man, Gene married Hazel Laura VanBuskirk on February 14, 1931 at Howard, KS. Through their sixty-five years of marriage, Gene and Hazel made their home in Howard. To this union were born four sons and four daughters.
Gene was employed throughout his life in several occupations. He worked for the WPA, Gibbon’s Lumber Company of Howard; Denton and Morrow Oil Company and the elk County road Department.
He enjoyed spending time fishing and hunting with family and friends. Gene and Hazel spent many enjoyable hours in the company of their children and grandchildren.
Gene is survived by his devoted wife, Hazel. his sons, Bill Lanning and wife Paula, Tom Lanning and wife Sherill, and Larry Lanning, all of Howard, and Terry Lanning and wife Rita of Coffeyville, his daughters, Wanda Clark and husband Bob of Conway Springs, Phyllis Friends and her husband Melvin of Elk Falls, Mary Wade and her husband Roy of Eureka, and Kathy Fouts and her husband Sam of Augusta. 28 grandchildren, 27 greatgrandchildren, and 13 great-greatgrandchildren, six stepgrandchildren, and 13 step-greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Gilbert and Oscar; and three sisters, Sarah Bolt, Ona Lanning, and Maxine Griffith.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 12, 1996 at the Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard, KS with Rev. Robin Haines of the Flint Hills Assembly of God officiating. Betty Russell was the organist with Dawn Lanning and Larry Majewski singing ‘Shall We Gather At The River,” “Daddy’s Hands,” and “Grandpa.” The casket bearers were Roger Clark, Tony Clark, Melvin Friend Jr., David Lanning, Eric Lanning, and Lonnie Smith. The honorary casket bearers were Steve Clark, Billy Lanning Jr., Daniel Lanning, Gene Lanning, Keith Lanning, Ricky Lanning, Robert Lanning, and Terry Lanning Jr. Interment was held in Grace Lawn Cemetery at Howard. A memorial has been established with the Howard Twilight Manor Activity Fund. Contributions may be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements were made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Winfield Courier - October 7, 2005
MRS. HAZEL L. LANNING - Submitted by L. Morgan
HOWARD--Hazel Laura Lanning, 89, died Oct. 5, 2005, at Greenwod County Hospital in Eureka.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Zimmerman Funeral Home. Pastor Ken Beckner will officiate. Pastor Lloyd Stewart will read the obituary. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery. A memorial has been established with the Howard Twilight Manor Activity Fund. Contributions may be left with the funeral home. Lanning was born Oct. 25, 1915, at Howard, to Ida Belle (Baughman) and John Thomas VanBuskirk. She attended school and grew up in the Howard community.
She and Eugene Lanning married Feb. 14, 1931, at Howard. Through their 65 years of marriage, they made their home in Howard.
In addition to being a homemaker, she was employed throughout her life in several occupations. She worked for the school district as a custodian and cleaned for several retired ladies in the Howard community.
Her husband preceded her in death.
Survivors include four sons, Bill Lanning, Tom Lanning and Larry Lanning, all of Howard, and Terry Lanning, Coffeyville; four daughters, Wanda Clark, Conway Springs, Phyllis Friend, Elk Falls, Mary Wade, Eureka, and Kathy Fouts, Augusta; a sister, Eunice Townsley, Howard; 28 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren, eight stepgrandchildren and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.
The Winfield Daily Courier - July 6, 2002
MRS. PAULA B. LANNING - Submitted by L. Morgan
HOWARD-- Paula Beryl Lanning, 63, of Howard, died July 3, 2002, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Zimmerman Funeral Home. Pastor Robin Haines will officiate. Burial will be in Cresco cemetery, north of Howard.
A memorial has been established with Greenwood County Hospital in Eureka. Contributions may be left at the funeral home.
Lanning was born Dec. 6, 1938, in Howard to Pauline (Corbin) and Kenneth Owen Smith. She graduated from Howard High School in 1957.
On Aug. 9, 1975, she married Billy Eugene Lanning Sr. in Miami, Okla., and they made their home in Howard.
A homemaker, Lanning was employed as a waitress during most of her life.
Survivors include her husband, Bill Lanning, and a daughter, Brandy Lanning both of Howard; a son, Lonnie Smith, Wichita, five step-sons, Billy Lanning, Jr., Howard, Richard Lanning, Liberal, Robert Lanning, Hays, David Lanning, Cherryvale and Keith Lanning, Independence, two brothers, Ron Smith, Haysville, and Don Smith, Wichita, two grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren.
Prairie Star - September 25, 2013
MR. ROBERT T. LANNING
Robert Thomas Lanning, age 57, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 at his home in Hays, Kan.
He was born March 22, 1956 in Mt. Shasta, Calif., to Bill and Dorothy (Iaconis) Lanning. On Oct. 22, 1977 he married Kim Hall in Wichita, Kan. He was a school photographer for Lifetouch for 15 years in Wichita, Salina and Hays. He also worked at RANS and Advanced Auto in Hays.
He was a member of the North Oak Community Church, Hays, and he was an avid collector of RC Airplanes, model trains, and toys. He was always quick with a joke and loved to make people laugh.
Survivors include his wife of Hays, one son, Joe Lanning of Overland Park, Kan., one daughter Maggie Lanning of Sarasota, Fla., his mother, Dorothy Brewer, of Howard, four brothers, Bill (Patsy) Lanning of Howard, Rick (Janice) Lanning of Liberal, Kan., David (Cathy) Lanning of Cherryvale, Kan., Keith (Becky) Lanning of Independence, Kan.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bill Lanning. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 at the Countryside-Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard. Inurnment will be in the Cresco Cemetery, north of Howard. The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of fl owers the family requests donations to the donors choice or Hays Medical Center Foundation. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.haysmemorial. com or at www.countrysidefh.com.
Howard Courant-Citizen - February 10, 1966
MR. LEE R. LARKIN - Submitted by L. Morgan
Lee R. Larkin, Elk Falls resident, died Monday at 6:15 a.m. at his home in Elk Falls.
Born June 14, 1895 at Princeton, Kansas, he was the son of Ernest G. and Mary Elizabeth Hubble Larkin. He was a veteran of World War I, a member of the First Baptist church, and a farmer most of his life. On April 14, 1920, he was married to Susie Alice Tice.
Survivors are the widow of the home; a son, Ronald of Chase, Kansas; two daughters, Mrs. Harold Murphy, Moline and Mrs. Berle Lieurance, Severy; ten grandchildren; two brothers, Harold of Chanute and Everett of Fredonia; three sisters, Mrs. Edith Craig of Chanute; Mrs. Tom Bronson of Fredonia and Mrs. Robert McCarty of Wichita.
Services were held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m., at the Watt Funeral Home in Moline, with Anthony Simowitz officiating. Interment was in the Elk Falls cemetery.
The Moline Advance - March 22, 1928
MRS. LUCY M. (LAWLESS) LARKIN - Submitted by Dan Durbin
DEATH OF MRS. HENRY LARKIN
It is with deep regret that the death of Mrs. Henry Larkin is here recorded. She had been at St. Mary's hospital at Winfield where she had undergone operations which were hoped would relieve her, but after several weeks she was attacked by peritonitis and passed away Tuesday afternoon. Her body was brought to Moline Tuesday night and funeral services were held this morning for her at St. Mary's church, conducted by Rev. J. Cody. A large number of people of the town and country were present to pay their last respects to one who in life was a useful and well beloved member the community.
The deepest sympathy is felt for the bereaved husband and seven children who are left to mourn the loss of a wife and mother who had done so much for them and was devoted to their welfare in every way.
THE MOLINE ADVANCE - March 29, 1928 It is with feelings of the most profound regret we announce the death of Mrs. Henry Larkin. The sad event which took place on March 20th at St. Mary's Hospital, Winfield, Kansas, has cast a deep gloom not only over the family but also over the community, where she was held in high esteem, veneration and love. Her quiet, unassuming disposition, her simple straight forwardness, her kind-heartedness, her sympathy in suffering, these are some of the things which will enshrine her memory in the hearts of her friends. But there is something more-she was above all a kind and affectionate mother and treasured her children as the jewels of the home. Full well did she realize for their sweet sakes that the plan of human life was the sacrifice of the present for the sake of the future.
In the long days of struggle with which she met the end she gave evidence of the real fortitude of her nature. Not a word of complaint was uttered against the fate that had stricken her young womanhood. Her sole thought was for her kindly husband and devoted children. Before them for the weeks that daily brought the end a little nearer, she made a brave show of cheerfulness, carrying on that heroic masquerade by which the dying sometimes seek to comfort the living.
Lucy Lawless was born September 1st, 1882, at Janesville, Wisconsin. She came to Elk Falls October 5th, moving to a farm eight miles west of Elk Falls, where she resided till her last illness. She married Henry Larkin September 4th 1902, and to that union were born seven children, Lawrence, Gladys, Annabelle, John, Charles, George and Margaret.
Funeral services were held from St. Mary's Church on Thursday morning and for years no larger funeral was witnessed in Moline. This was a silent tribute to the place the departed held in the hearts of all.
In the deep sympathy of the community for the Henry Larkin family there is intermingled a depth which comes from the genuine affection in which his faithful wife was held by friends and acquaintances in every walk of life. May she rest in peace.
MR. CARL W. LAUFFER
HOWARD - Carl William Lauffer, 88, of Howard, died Sept. 14, 2007, at the Greenwood County Hospital in Eureka.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Howard. Pastor Gene DeWitt will officiate. Burial will be at Grace Lawn Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the church.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the First Baptist Church and may be sent to Countryside Funeral Home, P.O. Box 247, Fredonia, KS 66736.
Mr. Lauffer was born on Sept. 25, 1918, in Piedmont, to Frederick and Gertrude (Powers) Lauffer. He attended school at the Elk Valley rural schools.
On May 4, 1940, he married Elda Marie May at the First Baptist Church parsonage in Independence.
During his working years, Mr. Lauffer worked in public service. He worked for Cob's Grocery Store in the meat department; he worked as a mechanic and was also a deputy of the Elk County Sheriff Department.
During the mid 1940s, he joined the First Baptist Church in Howard and went on to become an ordained deacon. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge since 1942. For three years, he had high game in the Sedan Bowling League with a high score of 269.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Daryle.
He is survived by his wife, Elda Lauffer, Howard; four sons, Alan Lauffer and Willis Lauffer, both of Wichita, Terry Lauffer, Tucson, Ariz., and Dwight Lauffer, Wildomar, Calif.; two brothers, Eugene Lauffer, Winfield, and Glenn Lauffer, Wichita; a sister, Viola Chamberlain, Howard; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Prairie Star - January 30, 2013
MRS. ELDA M. LAUFFER
Elda Marie Lauffer, age 97, a longtime resident of Howard, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at the Howard Twilight Manor where she had resided for the last 12 years.
She was born on Dec. 3, 1915, in Piedmont, the daughter of Harry and Gertrude (Ferry) May. She was a graduate of Piedmont High School and received a teaching certificate from Emporia.
Elda taught in a couple of rural schools in Elk County before marrying Carl Lauffer on May 4, 1940, in Independence. She cleaned houses, ironed and babysat for many people. She also worked as receptionist for a doctor and also worked at Toot’s Drive In. For 18 years Elda worked at the Howard Twilight Manor. Elda is survived by four sons: Willis Lauffer and Alan Lauffer both of Wichita, Terry Lauffer of Tucson, Ariz., Dwight Lauffer of Wildomar, Calif., and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Carl, one brother Dale May and two sisters Lela May and Hazel Dickerson.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at Countryside-Zimmerman Funeral Home with Pastor Robin Haines officiating. Interment was at Grace Lawn Cemetery.
Family suggests contributions be made to the Howard Twilight Manor and may be left with the funeral home. Online condolence may be left for the family at www.countrysidefh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Countryside-Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard.
Prairie Star - August 1, 2012
MRS. MARY LODEAN LAUFFER
Mary Lodean Lauffer, age 89, a resident of Winfield, and formerly of Moline, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at the Winfield Rest Haven Nursing Home.
She was born on Oct. 11, 1922 in Cloverdale, Kan., the daughter of Oscar and Sarah Elizabeth (Dorsey) Miller.
On June 18, 1942 Lodean was united in marriage to Francis Eugene “Gene” Lauffer in El Dorado. Besides being a homemaker, Lodean worked at Brogans Café, Horns Grocery Store, Curly Q, Sale Barn Café and also sold Avon. She was a member of the Moline United Methodist Church, Women’s Auxiliary in Grenola, EHU and the Friendly Neighbors Club in Elk County. Lodean enjoyed bowling, gardening and tending to her flowers especially her irises.
Lodean is survived by two sons, Fred Lauffer and his wife Arleen of Winfield and Marvin Lauffer of West Virginia; three daughters, Sheryl Dunbar and her husband David of Girard, Pam Feaster and her husband Jim of Winfield, and Deanna Burns of Winfield; two sisters, Rosie Gray of Howard and Ellen
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Gene Lauffer, one brother Johnnie Miller, one sister Lola King and one granddaughter Sylvia.
Funeral services was held Monday, July 30, 2012 at the Countryside-Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard. Interment was at Greenlawn Cemetery in Grenola. Family suggests contributions be made to the Winfield Rest Haven Nursing Home 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 - January 6, 2010
MR. FRANCIS E. LAUFFER
Francis Eugene "Gene" Lauffer, a resident of Winfield, and formerly of Moline, passed away Monday, Dec. 28, 2009 at the Winfield Rest Haven Nursing Home. Gene was born on Oct. 11,1920 in Piedmont, the son of Frederick Francis and Gertrude (Powers) Lauffer.
On June 18, 1942 Gene was united in marriage to Mary Lodean Miller in El Dorado. During World War II, Gene served in the United States Army earning the rank of Corporal.
After returning home Gene farmed and ranched in southern Elk County. For 14 years he also worked for the Elk County Road Department. He was a member of the American Legion Carter Rader Post #149 in Howard. Gene enjoyed fishing and hunting especially rabbits.
Gene is survived by his wife Mary Lodean Lauffer of Winfield; two sons, Fred Lauffer and his wife Arleen of Winfield, and Marvin Lauffer of Ponca City, Okla.; three daughters, Sheryl Dunbar and her husband David of Girard, Kan., Pam Feaster and her husband Jim of Winfield, and Deanna Burns of Winfield; one sister Viola Chamberlain of Howard; one brother Glenn Lauffer of Wichita; sixteen grandchildren and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Carl and Daryle and one granddaughter Sylvia.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009 at Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard, with Pastor Rick Hathaway officiating. Interment followed at Greenlawn Cemetery in Grenola.
Family suggests contributions to the Winfield Rest Haven Nursing Home and may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard.
Unknown Newspaper - February 10, 1968
INFANT SILVIA M. LAUFFER - Submitted by Dan Durbin
Services Held For Lauffer Infant
She was born Feb. 4, 1968, at Lawton, Okla.
Survivors include the parents of the home; one sister, Beatrix, of the home. Watt Funeral Home of Moline had charge.
Unknown Newspaper - June 19, 2000
MRS. EVELYN D. LAURIE
Evelyn Delores Laurie, 56, of Grenola, died Monday at William Newton Memorial Hospital in Winfield.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grenola Christian Church, with the Rev. Wallace Wartick officiating. Interment will be at the Greenlawn Cemetery at Grenola.
Memorials have been established with the Grenola Christian Church and the American Diabetes Association, and contributions can be left at the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Mrs. Laurie was born Nov. 13, 1943, at Woodston, to Joseph P. and Lucille (Ensley) Boulanger. She attended school in Elk Falls before graduating from Howard High School in 1962. She was employed in the Moline area after graduation.
On Aug. 7, 1966, she married Holland M. Laurie at Grenola, and he died in 1998. She worked in the in-home care program of the Kansas Social and Rehabilitation-Service for many years. She served as the Grenola delegate for the Elk County Council on Aging and was a board member of the Grenola Senior Center. She was a member of the Osage Nation and of the Grenola Christian Church.
Survivors include two sons, Donnie Laurie, Mulvane, and Martin Laurie, Ada, Okla.; two daughters, Karen Clubb, Grenola, and Betty Krause, Parsons; three brothers, Wayne Boulanger, Independence, Phillip Boulanger, Brunswick, Ga., and Edward Boulanger, Eureka; a sister, Patricia Corle, Moline; and two grandchildren.
Unknown Newspaper - April 14, 1998
MR. ROLLAND M. LAURIE - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
GRENOLA - Rolland Merle Laurie, 65, died Tuesday at his home near Grenola.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Grenola Christian Church with the Rev. Wallace Wartick officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Grenola. Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials have been established with the Renal Care Group In Wichita or the Grenola Christian Church and may be left with the funeral home.
Mr.Laurie was born on Oct. 22, 1932, in Norwich to Bruce M. and Betty Ann (Peyton) Laurier. He entered the Air Force in 1950 and was honorably discharged in 1954. In addition, he was employed by the road departments in Elk and Cowley counties for 18 years.
He was a former member of the Odd Fellows Lodge in Grenola and had served for 18 years on the Rural Water District No. 1 board in Elk County. He was a longtime member of the Grenola Christian Church.
On Aug. 7, 1966, he married Evelyn D. Boulanger in Grenola. She survives.
Other survivors include. two. sons, Donnie, Mulvane, and Martin, Grenola: two daughters, Karen Clubb and Betty Laurie, both of Moline; a brother, Milton Laurie, Rome, Ga.: and three sisters, Wanda Gould, Derby, Nona Reep, Winfield, and Kathryn Richards, Anchorage, Alaska.
MRS. SARAH D. LAURIE
Sarah D. Laurie, 87, former resident of the Elk Falls community, died Wednesday, October 20, at a hosptal in Harper, after an illness of several weeks.
Born at Hardy, Arkansas she lived in Elk Falls for 12 years before going to Harper a year ago.
Funeral services were held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the Brownell-Wiley chapel at Harper. Burial was at Norwich.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Walter Wacker, Argonia and Mrs. Carroll Pickell, Elk Falls; a son, Loran Laurie, Derby; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a brother, Wycie Sparkman, Ash Flat Arkansas; two sisters, Mrs. Walter Robertson, Ash Flat, Arkansas, and Mrs. Lina Thomas, Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Unknown Newspaper - December 28, 1970
MRS. LOUISE M. LAWLESS - Submitted by Dan Durbin
Louise Lawless Services Held
Louise May Lawless was born in Elk Falls.
Survivors include her widower, Joe; three sons, Donald Ray, Richey Lee and William Ernest, and five daughters, Mrs. Patricia Bates, Mrs. Miki Jo Kendricks, Mrs. Eva Jane Roberts and Misses Mary Louise and Anita Sue, all of Mountain Home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Graham, McPherson, Ks., and two sisters, Mrs. Fern Dunbar, Newton, Ks., and Mrs. Lorene Walker, Stockton, Kansas.
Prairie Star - September 8, 2010
MR. G. RON LAWLESS
G. Ron Lawless, age 56, of Augusta, Kan., died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010 in Coffeyville, Kan.
Ron was born Oct. 18, 1953 in Paola, Kan., the son of Andrew George and Elnora Faye (Downing) Huntington Lawless.
Ron attended Elk City Schools and completed his senior year at Independence High School. On Aug. 7, 1981 he married Trish Malone in Miami, Okla., and they later divorced.
Ron was a truck driver; he worked for Montgomery County for several years then worked for Drisco Trucking. Ron was an avid ball card collector. He enjoyed sports, fishing and hunting, with his hero being Dale Earnhardt Sr.
Ron is survived by his son, Toby Lawless and wife Anna of Independence, Kan.; daughter, Megan Lawless of Wichita; companion, Trish Lawless of Coffeyville; one grandson, Toby Lawless Jr.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents.
Graveside services were held Friday, Sept. 3, 2010 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Moline, with Pastor Robin Haines officiating.
Memorials have been suggested to the Muscular Dystrophy Association and may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at: www.countrysidefh.com. Services have been entrusted to Countryside-Zimmerman Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, P.O. Box 1233, Howard, KS 67349.
The Winfield Daily Courier - April 20, 2005
MR. GEORGE A. LAWLESS - Submitted by L. Morgan
ELK CITY - George Andrew Lawless, 80, longtime resident of Elk City, died April 19, 2005, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Moline. The Rev. Sixtus YeMyint will officiate.
A memorial has been established with Howard Twilight Manor. Contributions may be left with Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Lawless was born Feb. 22, 1925, in Moline, to Ethel and Andrew Lawless. He attended school and grew to manhood in the Moline and Elk Falls area. He entered the United States Air Force during World War II and served his country in the Pacific theater. After the war, he lived in Oregon and was employed in the petroleum industry until the early 1950s.
He married Faye Eleanor Downs at Eureka Springs, Ark. They made their home at several locations in Kansas while Lawless was employed in highway construction. They made their home in Elk City in 1959.
Lawless was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Moline. He was preceded in death by his wife and two stepdaughters, Donna Ray Kill and Nadine Denton.
He is survived by a son, Ron Lawless, Moline; two stepsons, Ed Huntington, Bentley, and Bob Huntington, Tulsa; a stepdaughter, Betty Jordan, El Dorado; a brother, Bob Lawless, Conway Springs, Ark.; a sister, Martha Spitler, Las Vegas; two grandchildren and several stepgrandchildren.
MR. IRWIN D. LAWMAN
Irwin Dale Lawman, 84, of Topeka died Saturday, March 4, 1995, at a Topeka hospital.
He was born March 25, 1910, at Elk County the son of Alva Walter and Bertha Belle (Crane) Lawman.
Lawman was a contract electrician for IBEW Local No. 226 and a member of the IBEW Local No. 226 union, the Hope Masonic Lodge No. 155 in Howard. He did volunteer work at the Topeka V.A. Medical Center and the Kansas Museum of History.
May 15, 1949, he was united in marriage to Ida Berneice Hunter at Howard. She survives. Other survivors include, a daughter, Nicki Bradbury of Topeka; a son, Duane Hill of Gold Hill, Ore; a sister, Wilda Javine of Barnsdall, Okla., and four grandchildren.
Private service was held. A memorial has been established in his name to the Stormont-Vail Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Nursing Education Fund or to the Jefferson Street Baptist Church in Eureka. Contributions may be sent to PenwellGabel Funeral Home, 1321 S.W. 10th Ave., Topeka, Ks. 66604.
Prairie Star - September 14, 2016
MRS. DOLLY D. LAWRENCE
Dolly Darlene Lawrence passed away at her home with her son by her side on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 in Elk Falls.
Dolly was born on Feb. 20, 1935 in Towanda, Kan., to Marian and Nealy (Kennedy) Martin. She worked in civil service for the government for many years after being honorably discharged from both the United States Marines and the United States Army. Her travels took her Germany and many of the states before she and her son, Dale, came back home to Elk Falls.
Dolly lived a politically active life having once been a part of the Young Republican movement. She kept up to date on the political happenings, watching TBN faithfully. She ran for public office in Long Beach, Calif., losing the race for city council by only 15 votes. She also was a religious person and took her faith very seriously.
Dolly was very close to her father, Marian, and was said to be his favorite—which could possibly account for the closeness she shared with her son, Dale, who cared for Dolly since her illness began several years ago. Dolly went to school nights on the GI bill and worked hard so that her son, Dale, could be in a private military school. She and Dale traveled extensively and visited Dolly’s siblings often.
Leaving to mourn her passing is her son, Dale of the home.
Preceding Dolly in death are her parents, her brothers and sisters: Pinky, Mabel, Zelma, Doris, Francis, Pep, Ralph and Beulah.
A memorial service at noon followed by a dinner luncheon will be held on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 at the Elk Falls United Methodist Church officiated by Pastor Dena Allison.
Memorials are suggested to the Elk Falls United Methodist Church and may be mailed or left at the funeral home. Countryside Funeral Home in Howard, Kansas located at 206 E. Washington, is in charge of the arrangements.
Unknown Newspaper - October 28, 1998
MR. GERALD D. LAWRENCE - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
Lawrence, Gerald David "Jerry," 57, Boeing Wichita change management administrator, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1998. Service 1 p.m. Saturday, Central Christian Church.
Survivors: wife, Betty; sons, Timothy of Wichita, Anthony of Pang Burn, Ark., Mark of Augusta, Ark.; daughters, Christy of Wichita, Celeste of Cambridge, Wis., Tamren of Springfield, Mo.; mother, Carrie Lawrence of Wichita; brothers, Larry of Wichita, Paul of Mulvane; sister, Juanita of Orlando, Fla.; 10 grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established with Maude Carpenters Children's Center and Choices Medical Clinic, c/o Central Christian Church. Hillside Funeral Home East, Wichita.
MR. JACK A. LAYMEN
Jack A. Laymen, son of Hugh and Effie Crawford Laymen, was born Feb.16,1907 in Sulphur Springs, Ark. He passed away Nov. 26, I990, at his home in Piedmont, Kansas. He was a retired rancher and farmer.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 1, 1980, at the Forsberg Funeral Home in Severy, Kansas. Burial was in South Lawn Cemetery, Rev. Paul Lynn was the officiating clergyman.
He is survived by his daughter, Myra Archer of Augusta, Kansas; grandchildren, David Archer of Douglass, Lee Archer of New York and Mindy Archer of Oxford; one brother, Otto of Anahvac, Texas; five sisters, Annie Harris, Daisy Norrid, and Gladys Robbins of Fayetteville, Ark.. Ida Smith of Bentonville, Ark,. and Mary Hale of Jackson, Miss.
Prairie Star - June 4, 2014
MRS. BETTY J. LAYTON
Betty June Layton, age 80, a resident of Howard, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at her home. She was born on June 12, 1933 in Cedar Vale, the daughter of Earl and Alice (Duensing) Sweaney.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service was held Friday, May 30, 2014 at Countryside Funeral Home with Pastor Robin Haines officiating.
Memorials may be made to charity of choice. Online condolences may be left at www.countysidefh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Countryside Funeral Home in Howard.
Elk County Citizen - May 16, 1906
MR. C. B. LECKLITER - Submitted by L. Morgan
C.B. Leckliter was born in the year 1836 in Belmont county, Ohio. Was married to Eliza Ann Miller, February 24th, 1859. To this union seven children were born, of whom two are dead. The living are: Wm. H., C. C., and Grover, who reside in this city; John S. whose home is in Salt Lake City, Utah and Mrs. Henry Rush of Sedan, Kansas.
Mr. Leckliter came to Kansas in 1870 and engaged in farming until 1885 when he moved to Howard, where he has since resided.
The deceased had no church or fraternal alliances, and mingled very little in society, his favorite haunt being his own home and fireside. The shadow is here. The sympathy of the entire community is with these sorrowing ones.
The services were conducted at the house at 4 p.m. Monday and interrment in Grace Lawn cemetery.
Unknown Newspaper - April 1971
MRS. ELSIE LECKLITER - Submitted by Dan Durbin
Elsie Leckliter Services Held
Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Watt Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Elk Falls Cemetery.
Mrs. Elsie Leckliter was born Feb. 22, 1897, in Elk County, the daughter of Thomas J. and Effie may (Fleek) Wicker.
She is survived by two grandchildren, Jack Leckliter of Augusta and Karen Boldry of Denver, Colo.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Elk Falls.
Sedan Times-Star - January 16, 2002
ROY A. LEDBETTER
Roy Alton Ledbetter, age 80, of Sedan, Kansas passed away early Friday afternoon, January 11, 2002, at the Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
Roy was born on July 5, 1921 in Grenola, Kansas to James Doyle and Martha Elizabeth (Hull) Ledbetter. He was raised in the surrounding Chautauqua area. He worked for Chautauqua County Maintenance Department for more than twenty years, retiring in the mid 80’s. He married Betty B. Pinard on July 3, 1946 in Sedan. After they married, they lived on a farm north of Peru, KS. They later moved to Chautauqua, where they resided close to thirty years, moving to Sedan in 1991.
He was a member of the Jehovah Witness. He also enjoyed horses, gardening and cabinet making.
Roy is survived by one daughter, Cleta Nadine Hovis, Jennings, OK, one grandson, Todd Hovis, Jennings, OK, two brothers, Lloyd Ledbetter, Chelsea, OK, Merle Ledbetter, Gardner, KS, three sisters, Dorothy Lumley, Dearing KS, Ina Lumley, Bartlesville, OK, Anna Mae Burchett, Drumright, OK and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty B. Ledbetter, April 23, 2001, parents and three brothers.
Cremation has taken place. There will be a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 18, 2002 at the Kingdom Hall in Elk Falls, KS with Richard Weaver officiating. Private burial will follow later in Peru, KS.
Arrangements are under the direction of Graves Funeral Home of Caney, KS.
Sedan Times-Star - June 6, 2001
MR. DALE W. LEE
Dale William Lee passed away Saturday June 2, 2001 at the Howard Twilight Manor Nursing Home in Howard, Kansas. He was 89 years of age and a long time resident of the Howard area. Dale was born on April 12, 1912 on a farm west of Severy, Kansas to Chris and Louise Ellen (Wright) Lee. He attended South Maple rural school and graduated from Severy High School in 1925.
On September 20, 1938, he married Hazel Marie Brown at Eureka, Kansas. They made their home on a farm north of Eureka until moving to a farm north of Howard in 1960. Dale was a cattleman and enjoyed raising Quarter horses. Hazel preceded him in death in 1978.
He married Frances DeEtta (Burres) Beaumont on March 27, 1988 at Eureka, Kansas. they made their home on the farm in Elk County until moving into Howard in 1996. In December of 1999, they moved to Emporia, Kansas to be near medical care and had recently returned to live in Howard.
Dale attended the Congregational Church in Severy as a young man. He was a past president of the Kansas Quarter horse Association.
He is survived by his wife, DeEtta; his son, K.W. "Woody" of Howard; his daughter, Thana Rolph of Austin, Texas; his step-sons, Jim Smith of Eureka and Lewis Beaumont of Ottawa, Kansas; his step-daughters, Carolyn Ratzlaff of Sonora, California and Teresia Wussow of Haysville; his brother Carl Lee and his sister, Thelma Smith, both of Tucson, Arizona; 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 4, 2001 at the Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard with Rev. Terry Buchanan of the Severy Church of the Nazarene in Severy, Kansas officiating. Ernestine Buchanan was the organist with Louise Morgan singing "In The Garden" and "Just A Closer Walk With Thee". The casket bearers were Daryl Brown, Glen Brown, Kendall Johnson, Charles Light, Dean Ward and Mike Wussow. Interment was held at Twin Grove Cemetery in Severy, Kansas. Memorials have been established with the Renal Care Group of Emporia and the Howard Twilight Manor. Contributions may be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements were made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Prairie Star - June 10, 2009
MRS. F. DeETTA B. LEE
F. DeEtta (Burres) Beaumont Lee, age 84, of Howard, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2009 at Twilight Manor in Howard.
DeEtta was born on Aug. 5, 1924 in Belknap, Kan., the daughter of Ed and Blanche (Crismas) Burres.
On April 10, 1955 DeEtta married Clifford Beaumont. They were married for 28 years until his death in 1978. DeEtta then married Dale Lee in March of 1988, and were married for 13 years until his death in 200l.
She was a loving housewife and was a member of the Union Center Homemakers. DeEtta was also a waitress, as well as the custodian at the Elk County Courthouse for 9 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Howard.
She was involved in all her kids activities, including 4-H. She also loved kids, and kids loved to be around her. DeEtta was known for taking care of people and animals, including her two dogs that she had rescued from the pound.
DeEtta is survived by: two sons, Jim C. Smith and wife Barbara, Eureka, Kan., and Lewis Beaumont and wife Carolyn, Gardner, Kan.; two daughters, Carolyn Ratzlaff and husband Wallace, Senora, Calif. and Teresia Wussow and husband Mike, Haysville, Kan.; eight grandchildren. eight great-grandchildren, and one great-grandchild on the way.
DeEtta was preceded in death by her parents, husband Clifford, husband Dale, one Brother James Burres, and sisters Mable Hoover, and Lois Dunbar.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 8, 2009 at Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard, with Pastor Robin Haines Officiating. Burial followed at Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard. Family suggests contributions to the First Baptist Church of Howard and may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Unknown Newspaper - November 15, 1998
MR. THOMAS I. LEE - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
Lee, Thomas Ira, 72, self-employed oil and gas jobber, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Moline United Methodist Church.
Survivors: wife, Shirley, son, Raymond of Topeka; daughter, Teressa Kilpatrick of Longton; three grandchildren.
Memorials have been established with Moline United Methodist Church, Moline New Beginnings Workshop, Moline American Legion Post 388. Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Howard Courant - February 2, 1911
MISS ANNA SCOTT LEES - Submitted by L. Morgan
Miss Anna Scott Lees
Miss Lees entered the Howard school as grade teacher in 1890 and held that position until the autumn of '98. During these years she carried extra studies in addition to her labors in the school room in preparation for entering the Kansas University which she did in September '97. After two years of University life she returned to Howard in the fall of 1900. In the fall of that year she began work as a high school teacher at Junction City, Kansas, where she remained two years. She left Junction City to accept a larger field at advanced salary at Newton, Kansas, where she was engaged in high school work during the school years of 1902-03-04. It was in May of that year that Miss Lees was dangerously injured in the automobile accident which cost Judge Simpson his life, and which occurred at Newton. In consequence of this injury Miss Lees was unable to resume her work until the fall of 1907 at which time she entered the Howard High School as principal where she remained until her death, which occurred January 26, 1911, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Geo. E. Reid.
Miss Lees died of pneumonia, and was ill about ten days. She leaves, besides an aged father, five brothers and five sisters. There are three sisters and one brother living at Howard and the rest of the family still live in Canada. This family mourned the loss of their mother only three months ago.
The funeral was held at the Reid home Friday afternoon, conducted by her pastor, Rev. J. E. Deggendorf. The teachers of the Howard schools and the students of the High School attended in a body and marched to Grace Lawn Cemetery, where interment took place. M.C.T.
Prairie Star - November 19, 2008
MR. HARRY P. LEES
MARION, IOWA - Harry P. Lees, Jr., started singing his way through life Feb. 13, 1923 in Waleetka, Okla., son of Harry P. Lees, Sr. and Nellie Adamson.
At a young age Harry helped worked in the family store and started singing in the church choir. Harry's trademark in life became his enthusiastic greeting of a hug and a song. He loved to combine humor and music singing
Harry was the husband of Esther for thirty-five years; father of Mary Kay (Tom) Hennessey of Fayetteville, NC; Marty (Cindy) Lees of Aurora, Colo.; Deborah (Jim) Lane of Howard; Judith (Dennis) Johnson of Owatonna, Minn.; Susan (Robin) Lees of Fayetteville, NC; Rebecca Lees of Denver, Colo.; David (Robin) Lees of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Melinda (Chuck) Cree-Anthony of Des Moines, Iowa; Leisa Rosche of Coralville, Iowa; Cynthia (David) Rosche of Ft. Worth, Texas; Yvonne Shackelford of Marion, Iowa; Yvette (Roland) Vargovich of Buford, Ga.; grandfather of 18 and great-grandfather of four. Harry is also survived by his younger sister Elizabeth Pinter of England.
Harry had degrees in history, music education and divinity. He served in the Army Signal Corps with his trumpet in the band; as a public school teacher he taught all twelve grades of vocal and instrumental music as well as high school world history and, French. After this he served as a Methodist minister for 12 years. Harry's life of service also included: Dunkin Donuts baker, Domino's Noid, meat packer, mobile home trucker, milk delivery which required three people to replace him. He worked at Fareway until the age of 83 where he was known for dishing out compliments and serenades. All through his life Harry sang in the choir most recently for 35 years at the First United Methodist Church of Marion, Iowa and led singing at Milestones.
Harry you have taught us all to sing, to serve, and to laugh by living a life of love and great faith. You will be missed!
A special thanks to Yvonne for all her care during Harry's last several months. A memorial service was held Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, at First United Methodist Church of Marion, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Harry's name to Milestones of Marion or First United Methodist Church, Marion, Iowa. Please sign the online guestbook for Harry's family at www.murdochfuneralhome. com under obituaries.
Prairie Star - April 27, 2016
MR. KAMON W. LEE
Kamon Woods Lee, age 58, of Eureka, Kan., passed away at his home in Eureka on Sunday, April 17, 2016.
Woody was born Oct. 1, 1957 in Poplar, Mont., the son of Dale and Hazel Lee.
Woody is survived by his children, Trenda Turner and husband Dale of Seiling, Okla., Jessika Lee of Howard, Kan., Ace Lee of Derby, Kan., Sonny Lee of Howard, Kan.; siblings, Jimmie Thompson of Hamilton, Kan., Deborah Colgan of Aberdeen, S.D.; grandchildren, Cam Turner, Aaron Turner, Sydney Mott, Emily Mott, and Kota Lee.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dale and Hazel, and brother, Tom Miller.
Memorial services were held Monday, April 25, 2016 at Countryside Funeral Home.
Family suggests memorials to the family to help with final expenses, and may be left with the funeral home.
Countryside Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. On-line condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com.
Unknown Newspaper - May 30, 1966
MRS. SUSIE LEFFINGWELL - Submitted by Dan Durbin
Death Takes Susie Leffingwell
Funeral services were conducted last Wednesday in the Watt Funeral Home with the Rev. Miles Stotts officiating. Burial was in the Moline Cemetery.
She was born Sept. 14, 1883, in Moline to John W. and Sarah (Fortner) Dawson.
She was a retired nurse, having worked a number of years at the State Training School in Winfield.
She was married to Claire Leffingwell, who preceded her in death several years ago. Mrs. Leffingwell was a member of the Methodist Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Dobbins, of Moline; six grandchildren; and a sister Mrs. J. M. John of Moline.
Unknown Newspaper - August 22, 2001
MRS. EULA M. "KAY" LEHRMAN - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
HOWARD - Eula May "Kay" Lehrman, 74, Howard, died Thursday at her home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church of Howard with the Rev. Marty Dewitt officiating. Private interment will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard.
Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church, Howard. Arrangements are under the direction of the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Mrs. Lehrman was born April 19, 1927, at Coffeyville, to John and Lilly (Madison) Nance. She attended school in Wichita.
She married Melvin E. Lehrman on Jan. 3, 1945, at Newton. They made their home in Newton, until moving to Howard in 1989. Mr. Lehrman died in 2000.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Howard.
Survivors include two sons, Mark Lehrman, Howard, and Larry Lehrman, Sedan; a daughter, Sharon Hughes, Howard; her brother, Bly Nance, Fresno, Calif.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Unknown Newspaper - June 11, 2000
MR. MELVIN E. LEHRMAN - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
HOWARD - Melvin Eldon Lehrman, 78, Howard, died Sunday at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Howard, with the Rev. Marty Dewitt officiating. Private interment will be at Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard.
A memorial has been established with the First Baptist Church of Howard and the Elk County Ministerial Alliance. Contributions may be left with Zimmerman Funeral Home.
Mr. Lehrman was born April 16, 1922, near Peabody, to David S. and Anna (Goossen) Lehrman. He moved with is family to Newton at an early age and graduated from Newton High School in 1940.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He married Eula May "Kay" (Nance) Moore on Jan. 3, 1945, at Newton.
He was employed as a sheet metal worker for Skyline Industries in Halstead until his recent retirement. They made their home in Newton until moving to Howard in 1989.
Mr. Lehrman was a former trustee, youth leader and elder at St. Luke Presbyterian Church in Newton and was a current member of the First Baptist Church of Howard.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Mark Lehrman, Howard, and Larry Lehrman, Sedan; a daughter, Sharon Hughes, Howard; a brother, William Lehrman, Newton; two sisters, Dorothy Sutter, Rogers, Ark., and Hilda Higgins, Walton; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Unknown Newspaper - April 10, 2004
MRS. MARY A. LEIGH - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
HOWARD - Mary Alice Leigh, 74, longtime resident of El Dorado, died Saturday at Via Christi-St. Francis Medical Center in Wichita.
Graveside services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard with Pastor Gene Kaufman of the First Assembly of God Church in Augusta officiating.
Memorials are suggested to the Shriners Hospital for Children and they may be left with Zimmerman Funeral Home, Howard.
Mrs. Leigh was born Oct. 4,,1929 in Wichita to Joseph and Nellie (Burnham) Masters. She attended school in Topeka before returning to Wichita.
On Aug. 27, 1948, in Atoka, Okla., she married Joe Murphy and they later divorced.
Mrs. Leigh lived in Howard, Arkansas and El Dorado and to Wichita in 1976 where she worked for Coleman Company, retiring in 1990.
In January of 1979, she married Keno Leigh in Park City, and he died in February.
Survivors include four sons, Bill Murphy, Howard, Bob Murphy, Hugoton, Joe Murphy, Elk Falls, and Ricky Murphy, Park City; four daughters, Betty Adsmond, Leon, Margie Bradley, Rose Hill, Jodene Wray, Tripoli, Iowa, and Nellie Selleck, Washburn, Mo.; a stepson, Keno T. Leigh, El Dorado; two brothers, Walt Masters, Derby, and Robert Masters, of Texas; 31 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Unknown Newspaper - February 14, 2003
MR. LAWRENCE S. LEMING - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
HOWARD - Lawrence Samuel Leming, 92, of Moline, died Friday at Elk Manor Nursing Home in Moline.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Moline United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gary Parsons officiating. Interment will be at Moline Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Moline United Methodist Church, Elk Manor Nursing Home or the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, and donations may be left with the funeral home.
Mr. Leming was born June 14, 1910 at Raymond to Thomas Corwin and Eva Grace (Kauffman) Leming. He graduated high school at Raymond in 1928 and earned a bachelor's degree in 1932 in industrial arts from Kansas State Teacher's College in Pittsburg. He went on to earn a master's degree in 1940 also from Pittsburg.
He married Thelma Ravilla Gritz at Fall River on Aug. 1, 1937. She died in 1998.
Mr. Leming taught school in Zook and Everest, where he was also a coach, principal and superintendent. The family moved to North Kansas City, Mo., in 1942, where he taught at North Kansas City High School for 30 years.
The couple retired in 1972 and made their home at Eagle Rock, Mo., until moving to Moline in 1996. Mr. Leming moved to an assisted living apartment in Kansas City in 2002 and recently entered Elk Manor Nursing Home in Moline.
He was a member of the National Campers and Hikers Association and the Missouri Teachers Association. He was awarded the National Industrial Arts Teacher of the Year from Missouri in 1970. He was a member of Moline United Methodist Church.
He is survived by three daughters, Ruth Beal, Effingham, Janet Lampson, Grenola, and Vera Callaway, Kansas City, Mo.; a brother, Leroy Leming, Wheatland, Mo.; 10 grandchildren (portion of obit missing)
Unknown Newspaper - September 9, 1998
MRS. THELMA R. LEMING - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
SEDAN - Thelma Ravilla Leming, 89, of Moline, died Wednesday at Sedan City Hospital.
Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Moline Baptist Church with Pastor Harold Tucker officiating. Interment will be in Moline Cemetery, under the direction of Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Memorials are suggested to the Thelma Leming Memorial Love Fund for the Elderly at the Howard State Bank of Moline. Contributions may be left at the funeral home.
Mrs. Leming was born Jan. 30, 1909, in Hennessey, Okla., to Franklin and Lillie (Caulk) Gritz.
The family moved to Fall River where she graduated from Fall River High School in 1928. She received normal training at colleges in Emporia and Pittsburg, and taught eight years in rural schools in Greenwood and Wilson counties.
On Aug. 1, 1937, at Fall River, she married Lawrence S. Leming and they lived in Everest, Kan., before moving to North Kansas City, Mo., in 1942 where she worked as a substitute teacher for 18 years. After retiring in 1972, the couple lived in Eagle Rock, Mo., until moving to Moline in 1996.
Mrs. Leming was a member of All Faith United Methodist Church in Eagle Rock and the National Campers and Hikers Association.
Surviving in addition to her hus band are three daughters, Ruth Beal, Effingham, Janet Lampson, Moline, and Vera Callaway, Kansas City, Mo.; a brother, George Gritz, LaJara, Colo.; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Unknown Newspaper - October 1989
MRS. ALVINA "ALLIE" J. LEMON - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
MOLINE - Alvina "Allie" J. Lemon, 77 died Saturday at Sedan City Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Elk Fall Cemetery, under direction of Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
She was born March 11, 1912 in Munchengen, Germany, to Albert and Fredricka Bantley.
She spent her childhood in Germany, graduating from Hiedelberg University in 1935.
She came to the United States after World War II. On May 4, 1947, she married William Lemon at Elk Falls.
She was employed at Arkansas City Memorial Hospital as a nurse for many years.
Survivors include her husband, William of Moline; a daughter, Connie Lemon, of Preston, Mo.; and two grandchildren.
A memorial has been established with the Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University. Contributions may be left at the funeral home.
Prairie Star - January 14, 2015
MR. DAVID E. LEMON
David Ellsworth Lemon, 68, a resident of Mineral Wells, Texas, died Tuesday Dec. 30, 2014, at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas.
He was born July 20, 1946, to Harvey “Pat” and Mary (Porter) Lemon. He was a graduate of Moline High School class of 1964.
In January 1967, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and received his honorable discharge in December 1968. On Oct. 15, 1971, he married Ruby Greer. They later divorced. Survivors include his children, Angela Fritz (Dale) of Eureka, and David T. Lemon of Fredonia; sisters, Patricia Barry of Independence, Janet Patee (William) and Joyce Pyle (Joseph), both of Mineral Wells, Texas, and seven grandchildren, Christian Fritz of Augusta, Ga., Alexis Fritz of Fredonia, Riley Fritz and Brady Fritz, both of Eureka, Courtney Lemon Kamee Lemon and Reno Lemon, all of Chanute.
In addition to his parents, one infant son, Terry E. Lemon, preceded him in death.
Cremation has taken place and services will be held at a later date.
Prairie Star - February 13, 2013
MRS. MARY E. LEMON
Mary Ellen Lemon, age 91, a resident of Mineral Wells, Texas, for the last 22 years passed away on Feb. 4, 2013, at Weatherford Regional Hospital in Weatherford, Texas.
She was born on Jan. 1, 1922 in Fredonia, Kan., the daughter of Edward F. and Mildred (White) Porter.
Mary Ellen was united in marriage to Harvey Ellsworth (Pat) Lemon on Feb. 9, 1938 in Howard. The union of this marriage was four children.
Mary Ellen moved to the Elk Falls and Moline area as a very young girl and resided there until she moved to Texas. She was a dedicated wife, mother, and homemaker. Mary Ellen worked at Elk Manor Nursing Home for 15 years.
Mary Ellen is survived by her children, Patricia Berry of Independence, Kan., David Lemon of Mineral Wells, Texas, Janet Patee and husband Bill of Mineral Wells, Texas, Joyce Pyle and husband J.C. of Mineral Wells, Texas; sisters, Wilma Coots of Caney, Kan., Nina Green and husband Louis of Springfield, Mo., Doris Richmond of Earp, Calif.; brother, Dale Porter of Ozark, Mo.; 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 11 greatgreat-grandchildren.
Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her parents, husband Pat of 45 years, one grandson Terry Lemon, one great-grandson Michael Wilson, five brothers Cecil, Walter, and Claude Baughn, Joe and Jim Porter, and one sister Nettie Belle Alexander.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at the Elk Falls United Methodist Church with Pastor Dean Allison officiating.
Burial followed at the Elk Falls Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left at: www.countrysidefh.com. Memorials have been suggested to the Elk Falls United Methodist Church and may be left with or sent to the funeral home. Services have been entrusted to Countryside-Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Unknown Newspaper - May 8, 1972
INFANT TERRY E. LEMON - Submitted by Dan Durbin
Terry Ellsworth Lemon, infant son of David and Ruby Lemon of Moline died Monday, May 8 at Mercy Hospital in Independence.
Graveside funeral services were held Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Elk Falls Cemetery under the direction of the Watt Funeral Home.
Survivors include his parents, two half-brothers, Roger Allen Williams and Ricky Dean Williams, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Lemon, Moline, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Greer, Thayer.
The Winfield Daily Courier - December 9, 2006
MR. WILLIAM H. LEMON - Submitted by L. Morgan
MOLINE - William Hal Lemon, 95, longtime resident of the Moline and Elk Falls area, died Dec. 7, 2006, at Elk Manor Nursing Home in Moline.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Elk Fails Cemetery. The Rev. Ron Sloan will officiate. Military honors will be conducted by the Fort Riley Honor Guard.
Friends may call at Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard from 1 to 9 p.m. Monday. A memorial has been established with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice. Contributions may be left with the funeral home.
Lemon was born on Nov. 3, 1911, in Cherokee, to W. Montgomery and Mary Marvin (Vanover) Lemon. He moved with his family to the Elk Falls community at an early age and graduated from Elk Falls High School in 1930. On April 1, 1942, he entered the United States Army and served in the European Theatre during World War II.
On May 4, 1947, he married Alvina Julie "Trudy" Bentley at Elk Falls after meeting in her homeland of Germany during the war. They traveled and worked in 36 states, Mexico and Canada before returning to make their home in Moline in the early 1970s.
Lemon was employed in many occupations, but remained a cowboy and mule skinner throughout most of his life. His wife, Trudy, died on Oct. 7, 1989.
In July 2003, he married Margery June (Blakely) Cunningham at Cedar Vale, and they made their home in Elk Falls. Lemon has been a resident of the Elk Manor Nursing Home during the past few years.
He is survived by his wife, Margery Cunningham-Lemon, Elk Falls; his stepsons, Patrick Cunningham and Christopher Cunningham, both of Elk Falls, Michael Cunningham, Tulsa, and Kevin Cunningham, West Covina, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Therese Wilkinson, Sidney, Neb.; a half-sister, Bertha Morgan, Bartlesville, Okla., and several nieces and nephews.
Elk County Citizen - September 30, 1903
MRS. KATHERINE D. LEO - Submitted by L. Morgan
When quite young, in company with an uncle, she came to America and settled at St. Louis, Mo. There she was united in marriage to Chas. Leo and from this union twelve children were born, three having died in infancy, four boys and five girls survive to mourn the loss, the husband having died January 11, 1898.
About 25 years ago, deceased removed from St. Louis to Girard, Kansas, where she lived until 19 years ago when she came to Elk county, where she has since resided.
Mrs. Leo had been brought up a devout Catholic, but during a revival meeting held at Happy Ridge school house some years ago she was converted and united with the Methodist Episcopal church. At the removal of that class, she lost her membership and on profession of faith was received into the Methodist church at Clear Creek, June 17, 1903.
Mrs. Leo was a good neighbor, a kind mother and her death proved a shock to this community. Funeral services were held at the Clear Creek church.
Note: * This is a printed error.
The Wichita Eagle - July 8, 2002
MRS. ROSE N. LEO - Submitted by Jerry Jackson
Leo, Rose Nell (Nix), 108, journalist, teacher and farmer, died Thursday, July 4, 2002. Service 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Howard United Methodist Church; graveside service 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Piedmont (Kan.) Cemetery.
Rose was born in Cleveland County, near Norman, Kola. to John Thomas "Tom" Nix and Mary Elizabeth "Liz" (Pace) Nix on April 30, 1894. After both of her parents died, she came to Kansas with her younger brother, Tom, in 1902. They lived with their aunt, Sarah Nix Woodall in Elk County.
On June 30, 1920, she married John Leo. They had three children, Chios Nix Leo, who died in 1953, Anita Jewel Powers and Frank James Leo. Her husband, John, died in 1967. She remained on the farm until 1969, when she moved to her home in Howard. She lived there alone until entering the hospital on March 12, 1999. Rose entered Howard Twilight Manor on March 23, 1999. In 1972, after she moved to Howard, she earned her G.E.D. at the age of 78. She was a Red Cross volunteer at Howard Twilight Manor for 15 years. Rose often said that she had three careers: school teaching, farming and writing. She was happiest when she had a pen or a hoe in hand. She taught six terms in country schools and taught Sunday School for many years. She loved little children. Almost all of her life she lived on various farms in and near Elk county. She loved nature and working the soil and continued to have a large garden until she entered Howard Twilight Manor. She had an unusual hobby of soil collecting. She had small bottles of soil from every state in the United States and many foreign countries.
One of her greatest joys was writing. She began writing news articles for the Elk county paper when she was 17. Over the years she wrote a number of columns "From The Farm," "Howard Happenings" and others. In 1977, she began writing the column "Rose's Last Scrap," which she continued to write weekly until she entered the hospital. She also wrote a monthly column "Country Living" for Tallgrass Country magazine and wrote monthly for the United Methodist Church Circuit Rider. She also sent many cards of cheer and encouragement because she loved to write and receive letters. In 1990, Rose wrote a book, "Rose's Last Scrap" which was published with the help of her son, Frank and his wife, Barbara. Through the years she was interviewed many times by reporters from newspapers, magazines, radio and T.V. In the spring of 1998, an Associated Press article was published nation wide. She received many letters from 28 states and four Canadian Provinces.
Rose received many awards and citations for her writing and volunteer service. She was most proud of the William Allen White Award, which she received Dec. 4, 1998. For 41 years she wrote a Christmas letter. In 1998, 610 relatives and friends received her greetings.
In 1916, she joined the Methodist Church at age 22. She continued to attend church, although she could not hear a word that was spoken from the pulpit. She enjoyed the music and being with her Christian friends and was active in the United Methodist Women and Circle.
In 1918, she became a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and remained active in that organization. She was also a member of the Jolly Janes Club and enjoyed going to the Howard Senior Center to play cards. One reason she was able to live alone in her home for so long was all the help she received from many friends.
Preceded in death by husband, John; oldest son, Chios; great-grandsons, William Leo, Brian White; her parents; all of her brothers and sisters.
Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Barbara of Wichita; daughter and son-in-law, Anita and Lester Powers of Wichita; grandchildren, Karen Crump of San Antonio, Texas, Frank James Leo Jr. of Atwater, Calif., Helen Tate, Louise White, Larry Ray Leo, Michael Alan Leo all of Wichita, Leroy Kim Leo of Oklahoma City; 17 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; nieces, Elizabeth Alderson Callaway of Fort Worth, Texas, Shirley Nix of Kansas City, Mo.; other relatives and many friends. Memorials established with Howard United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary of Carter-Rader Post, No. 149 and Howard Senior Center. Zimmerman Funeral Home.
Prairie Star - August 1, 2012
MRS. AVA L. LEONARD - Submitted by Dan Durbin
Ava Lee Montgomery Leonard went home to be with her Lord July 5, 2012.
Ava was born in Beaver, Okla., on August 15, 1928 and was preceded in death by her husband, Buck Leonard, and her granddaughter, Ashley Brewer Spencer. Ava leaves six children: Dianne Brewer (Joe), Dalene Copeland (Greg), Sari Robinson (Gaylon), Jenifer Lassetter (John), Bill Montgomery Jr., and Rhonda Montgomery; nine grandchildren; five great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. She is survived by one brother and two sisters.
A Memorial Service was held at the First Baptist Church in Clinton, Miss., on July 10, 2012. Consistent with her spirit of service to others, Ava donated her body to the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Donations may be made to the Gateway Rescue Mission, 410 S. Gallatin Street, Jackson, MS 39203.
Unknown Newspaper - April 20, 1997
MRS. SYLVIA L. I. LEONARD - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
Sylvia Lucile Irene Leonard, 63, of Wichita, formerly of Howard, died Sunday at HCA Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard with the Rev. Ted D. Davis, pastor of of the Longton Baptist Church, officiating. Zimmerman Funeral home of Howard is in charge of arrangements. A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association.
Mrs. Leonard was born on March 27, 1914, in Exline, Iowa, to Ulysses Grant and Martha Elizabeth (Turnbull) Deahl. She moved with her family to Kansas at an early age and attended school in Wetmore.
On July 14, 1943, she married James Wilis Leonard in Howard.
She was employed at Winn's Call in Howard for several years and later worked as a cook at Howard Twilight Manor nursing home. In 1979, she and her husband moved to Wichita to be near family. Mr. Leonard died in 1980.
She was baptized at the Mulvane Baptist Church in Mulvane.
Survivors include a son, Leonard, Grand Rapids, Mich.: three daughters, Sylvia Malcom and Susan Larkin, both of Wichita, and Virginia Anderson, Richmond Hill, Ga.; three sisters, Janet Marx, Rossville, Olive Bishop, Albuquerque, N.M., and Josie Troughton, Napa, Idaho; 10 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Prairie Star - October 3, 2012
MRS. TRACIE L. LEONARD
Tracie Lynn Leonard, age 26, a resident of Howard, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. She was born in Wichita on Feb. 7, 1986 the daughter of Douglas Leonard and Angela Calvin.
Tracie worked in housekeeping for the Howard Twilight Manor. She was a caring person that always helped others in need. Tracie’s personality made it very easy for her to make friends everywhere she went.
Tracie is survived by her children, Koleton Branch and Kaiden Leonard both of Howard, her mother Angela Bearden and her step-father Butch of Howard, her father Douglas Leonard and her step-mother Marie of Las Vegas, Nev., sister Heather Leonard of Wichita, brother Robert Leonard of Howard, step-sisters, Darcie Ellis of Walters, Okla., and Gianna Ouellette of Wichita, step-brothers, Donald Bearden of Howard, and James Bearden of Wichita, her grandparents, Saundra and Larry Martin of Wichita, Raymond and Barbara Calvin of Ocala, Fla., and Joe and Nancy Bearden of Howard, her children’s dad Josh Johnson, two nephews David and Luke and many aunts, uncles and loved ones.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents Dale Rhudy, June Rhudy (Nana) and her uncle Dennis Rhudy.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 at Countryside-Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard, with Pastor Charles Cryderman officiating. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will be held at Grace Lawn Cemetery.
Family suggests contributions be made to the Koleton and Kaiden Educational Fund and may be left with the funeral home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Countryside-Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard.
Howard Courant - April 30, 1914
MR. ROBERT LEONHARDT - Submitted by L. Morgan
Robert Leonhardt was born January 22, 1885 in New York City. He was called by the Death Angel on the 15th day of April 1914, at 5:15 p.m. to leave his earthly house of clay to enter his mansion not made with hands eternal in the heavens.
Robert came to Kansas in 1900 and made his home with Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Fiscus for the past 13 years. He was a member of the Salem Baptist church and a devoted Christian worker; he taught a class of boys in the Sunday school, and quite a number of his class was present at the grave to cast a flower therein as a token of a beautiful life he had lived, among them.
The funeral was preached by O. L. Weir, pastor of the First Baptist church of Howard, at the house of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Fiscus, and his body was laid to rest in Cresco cemetery.
May the Lord comfort the bereaved.
"We bury the dead, we so love, from our sight,
Independence Reporter - February 3, 2008
MRS. AGATHA L. LEWIS - Submitted by L. Morgan
Agatha Laura Lewis, 88, a former Independence resident, died Thursday at Pleasant Valley Manor nursing home in Sedan.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Penwell-Gabel Webb & Ropdrick Chapel with, Rev. Leon Hendrix, pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene officiating. Private burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Elk City.
Although the casket has been closed, friends may register at the funeral home from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today.
Mrs Lewis was born Sept. 2, 1919, in Elk County, to Lee and Agnes (Green) Beiter.
She attended school in rural Elk County. Mrs. Lewis worked as a sales clerk in retail stores for severa years.
On Dec. 4. 1936, in Fredonia. she married Myrl Lewis and he died in 1994.
Mrs, Lewis was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors include two sons, Rolland Lewis, Nixa, Mo., and Leland Lewis, Independence; a daughter, Elnora Carter, Sedan; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Flint Hills Express - July7 2, 2008
MRS. EDITH L. LEWIS - Submitted by L. Morgan
Edith Loraine Lewis passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at the Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan. She was 71 years of age and a former resident of Moline.
Edith was born on August 11, 1936 at Belleville, Kan., to Henry and Rosianna (Printz) Kasl. She attended rural school and completed her education at Belleville.
Edith married Donnie LaVerne Reeves at an early age and to this union was born three children, Ricky, Cindy, and Kathy. She later married Willard Hoyt and to this marriage was born a daughter, Sherry. Edith was a devoted homemaker and mother and worked many years as a licensed insurance agent.
She was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and attended the Elk Falls congregation in Elk Falls.
She is survived by her son, Rick Reeves of Moline, her daughter, Kathy Foust of Galena, Mo.; a brother, Ray, a sister, Alice Marie; two grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Cindy Fishback and Sherry Hoyt, and her parents.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, 2008 at the Reed cemetery near Halfway, Mo., with Ryan Shackelford speaking at the service. A memorial has been establish with the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice of Wichita.
Contributions may be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements were made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
The Elk County Citizen-Advance News - October 7, 1992
MRS. ELEANOR N. LEWIS - Submitted by Dan Durbin
Eleanor Noreen McGuire passed away Tuesday, September 22, 1992 at Martinez, CA. She was 45 years of age. Noreen, as she was known to her friends, was born on July 26, 1947 at Eureka, to Wayne Woodrow Wilson and Verna Harriet Amelia Pearse Lewis.
She attended Moline schools and graduated from Moline High School in 1965. She attended Emporia State College and Wichita State University. Noreen was employed for several years by the Alfalfa Milling Company at the Kansas City Board of Trade. She later lived and worked in Indianapolis, IN and St. Louis, MO.
In November 27, 1976 she married Jon McGuire at the Moline United Methodist Church. In 1987 they moved to Walnut Creek, CA where Noreen worked at Consolidated Electrical Industry, Incorporated. This marriage had recently ended in divorce.
She is survived by her mother, Verna Lewis of Moline, three sisters, Rosemary Sherman of Chanute, Kay Wallace of Havana and Martha Allison of Independence, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Woodrow, on October 24, 1990.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, September 26, 1992 at the Moline United Methodist Church with Rev. Don Harper of Howard officiating. Mrs. Wanda Mills was the organist. Interment of the remains was held at the Moline Cemetery. A memorial has been established with the Moline Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. Contributions can be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements were made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Elk County Citizen - August 31, 1904
MRS. EMILY LEWIS - Submitted by L. Morgan
Mrs. Emily Lewis
Howard Courant - April 18, 1884
MR. JOHN B. LEWIS - Submitted by L. Morgan
Died-- In Howard, Kansas, on Saturday morning, April 12, 1884, Dr. John B. Lewis, aged 68 years, 5 months and 23 days. The funeral services were held at the M.E. church on Sunday, April 13th, at 2 o’clock p.m. The funeral sermon was preached by Joel A. Barker, and the burial was conducted by the Masonic Fraternity of which the deceased was an honored member. A more extended notice will be given next week.
Howard Courant, April 25, 1884
Dr. J.B. Lewis, of Howard, Kansas, died at his residence in the 69th year of his age, on Friday morning of Bright’s disease, April 12th, 1884, at 4 o’clock a.m. Dr. Lewis was born in the State of Ohio in the year A.D. 1815, and at an early age removed from Ohio to the State of Indiana, where he grew up to manhood, and in 1834 he married to Miss A.M. Franklin, (second cousin to Benjamin Franklin) who in the fiftieth year of their married life now mourns his loss. Dr. Lewis (and family) moved from the State of Indiana to Camp Point, Illinois in the year 1861, where he resided until 1873, when he moved to Kansas and settled in Boston, then Howard county, where he continued to reside until 1879 when he moved to Howard and has since resided here.
(This eloquent obit has been abbreviated, and it is interesting to note the discrepancies between the two news items).
Unknown Newspaper - August 27, 1931
MR. JOHN W. LEWIS - Submitted by Dan Durbin
John William Lewis was born February 21, 1860 near Fairbury, Livingston County, Illinois, and left his earthly tabernacle, August 27, 1931, 7:35 a. m. at his home, Moline, Kansas, at the age of 71 years, 6 months, and 6 days.
While yet a small boy he came with his parents to Kansas, settling in Jefferson county. In 1870 they staked a claim in Elk then Howard county. Tho he was only a boy he took his place among the men in conquering the wilderness. After he became of age he started to gratify his ambition for an education to the extent of completing the first year in college at Manhattan, Kansas. Because of ill health he was forced to discontinue his college work. He had several years of teaching experience to his credit.
In 1897 he was united in marriage to Olive E. Jones. To this union were born three daughters; Latura, Ruth, and Mary, and two sons; Dwight and Leo, all of whom survive him and were present at his passing. He did his unmost to give his family the best things of life and his greatest gift was his Christian influence. The rule of his life was to be with his family in the Lord's House on the Lord's Day. He taught his children to love the Bible.
His Christian experience began very early. His mother taught him his letters from the Bible. He became a member of the Methodist Church at Center school house when he was 16. In 1913 he was buried with his Lord thru baptism and has since been affiliated with the Christian Church in Moline. His Christian life has been one of growth-especially the last few years. Tho the temptations, trials and sufferings were intense he was strong in faith, very patient and kind. Every spare moment was given to study of the Word. His last audible words were "Jesus saves!"
He was a member of the A. F. and A. M. Lodge, also the I. O. O. F. Lodge.
Besides the immediate family, he leaves one sister, Mrs. Lura Shore of Oxford, Kansas; two brothers, Joe of Moline and George of Stead, New Mexico, and many other relatives and friends.
Those attending the funeral from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Shore and Mrs. Jaxie Scogin, Oxford, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Charley Wilson and daughter, Belle Plaine, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Oskison, Coffeyville, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Jones, Cherryvale, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Warren Glenn, daughter, Dola and son Edwin and Miss Aiken, Sedan, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Charley Forsythe and Mrs. Alma Campbell, Howard, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Keith and daughters, Theo and Jennie Longton, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Crews and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Will Lindly, and Mr. and Mrs. Orville Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Kyser, Mr. and Mrs. D. Nibarger and Miss Blanch Rose, Mr. S. D. Witt, W. M. Williams, Guy Stiles and Newton Hill all of Elk Falls.
Unknown Newspaper - July 14, 1940
MR. JOSEPH H. LEWIS - Submitted by Dan Durbin
Joseph Howard Lewis Passed Away Sunday
He was married on December 24, 1902, to Miss Olive L. Beach. Eight children were born to them, one of which, Ruth, preceeded him in death in 1929.
Surviving him are the following children: Chas. W., Roy E., Eugene, June and Donna, at the home. Mrs. Orville Maxwell of Elk Falls and Howard A. of Moline. Also two grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. A. J. Shore of Oxford.
The funeral was held at Ames Chapel on Monday, July 11 conducted by Rev. Melvin Booth, minister. Interment in Ames Chapel Cemetery.
Relatives and close friends from out of town to attend the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Will Lindley and Mr. and Mrs. Orville Lewis of Elk Falls, Mrs. Carl Rambottom and Bee Kimsey of Independence, Kansas, Mr. and Mrs. Charley Forsythe, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Richards of Howard, Mr. and Mrs. Oren Taylor of Pawhuska, Oklahoma.
Unknown Newspaper - November 27, 1970
MISS LAUTURA LEWIS - Submitted by Dan Durbin
Latura Lewis Rites Held
Born July 25, 1898, in Moline the daughter of J. A. and Olive Lewis, she was a member of the Moline Christian Church.
Survivors are her two brothers, Dwight, Elk City; Leo, Chandler, Ariz.; and two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Prathem, Winfield and Mrs. Mary Snodgrass, Brodhead, Ky.
Unknown Newspaper - July 8, 1972
MRS. MARY LEWIS - Submitted by Dan Durbin
Mary Lewis Service Held
She was born April 9, 1883, in Afton, Iowa, to Robert and Lucinda Rebecca Mobley Hudson.
She is survived by three sons, Robert Perrigo of Howard, Fred Perrigo, of Wichita, and Francis Perrigo of Burden; one daughter, Mrs. Elnora Chaffin, Bloomington, Ind., and one sister, Mrs. Fannie McKibbon of Elliott, Iowa.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Watt Funeral Home in Moline by Robert Thompson. Interment was in the Moline Cemetery.
Unknown Newspaper - July 16, 1994
MRS. NEOLA F. LEWIS - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
Neola Fern Lewis, 73, formerly of 311 W. First St., died Saturday (July 16, 1994) in Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Lewis was born Dec. 24, 1920, in Elk Falls to John Earl and Ethel A. (Adkins) Bennett. She attended schools in that community.
On June 29, 1939, she married Charles Walter Lewis in Fredonia. They farmed in the Longton area until moving to Independence in 1951, while Mr. Lewis worked for Glencliff Dairy. In 1955, they moved to Coffeyville where Mr. Lewis drove a truck for Page Milk. He preceded his wife in death in 1972.
Mrs. Lewis was a nurse's aide following her husband's death. She has lived at the Dale Apartments the past several years.
She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Coffeyville.
Survivors include one son, Charles, of Hill City, Kan.; three daughters, Diana Hackler of Route 4, Nola Faye Stout of Larned, and Lola Mae Kjellberg of Belpre; her mother, of Sunnyview Nursing Home of Coffeyville; one sister, Elizabeth King of Lenapah, Okla.; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by one son, David, and a granddaughter.
Graveside services were at 2 p.m. today in the Longton Cemetery, under the direction of the FordWulf-Bruns Funeral Service.
Unknown Newspaper - August 6, 1990
MRS. OPAL F. LEWIS - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
Opal Fay Lewis, 80, former resident of Moline, died Monday, August 6, 1990, at Chandler Regional Hospital, Chandler, Arizona.
She was born April 22, 1910, in Grenola, Kansas, to Lyod Emmit and Stella F. (Hundt) Stiles. Opal was a retired school teacher, a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority, the Eastern Star, and the Christian Church.
In December, 1928, she and Delbert Leo Lewis were united in marriage. He preceded her in death on May 11, 1982.
Survivors include two daughters, Jean Richard of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Dorothy Ulrich of Green Valley, Arizona; two sisters, Lois Beu and Leona Kinder, both of Moline, Kansas; 4 grandchildren; and 5 greatgrandchildren.
Memorial services will be held Monday, August 13, 1990, at 10:30 a.m. in the Moline Christian Chuch. Rev. John Foust will officiate. Watt Funeral Home, Moline, is in charge of local arrangements.
Memorials have been established in her name with the Moline Christian Church and the American Cancer Society.
Unknown Newspaper - July, 1966
MR. ORWILL P. LEWIS - Submitted by Dan Durbin
Services For Orwill P. Lewis
Services were held Saturday at the Spurrier-Watt funeral home chapel at Howard. Rev. James Lorenson officiated and interment was in Grace Lawn cemetery at Howard.
He was born Oct. 14, 1888 in Elk County west of Howard and had lived his entire life in that county. On March 4, 1908, he was married to Gertrude Ellen Rose at Howard and moved to Elk Falls in 1917. For a number of years he farmed and operated a threshing machine. He was a member of the school board for ten years and on the city council for six years. Later he was city marshal and worked for the city on different jobs. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge and took an active part in community affairs as long as his health permitted. He had lived in Elk Falls since 1942.
Survivors besides the widow are a son, Orwill P. Lewis, Jr. Arlington Wash.; seven daughters, Mrs. Mary Royse, Longton, Mrs. Bea Kinsey, Independence, Mrs. Lucile Hagins and Mrs. Ethel Lewis both of Arlington, Wash.; Mrs. Lolla Belle Shults, Wichita, Mrs. Gertrude Beaumont, Mt. Hope and Mrs. Nina Arnel Fontana, Calif.; a brother, Elbin Lewis, Moline; a sister, Mrs. Arthur Arndt, Howard; and 44 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren.
Unknown Newspaper - August 4, 1994
MRS. RETTA LEWIS - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
MOLINE - Retta Lewis, 89, formerly of Elk Falls, died Thursday at Las Cruces, N.M.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Elk Falls Cemetery, with the Rev. John Foust officiating. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to noon Monday at Watt Funeral Home.
Mrs. Lewis was born Dec. 13, 1904, in Elk Falls, to George and Eva Mae (Timmons) Bennett. She was married to John Lewis, who died in 1982.
Survivors include one son, James Lewis, and one daughter, Faye Cunningham, both of Las Cruces; two sisters, Velnie Farnsworth, of Kansas, and Flo Atwater, of Missouri; 11 grandchildren and 15 greatgrandchildren.
Unknown Newspaper - DATE
ROY E. LEWIS - Submitted by Dan Durbin
Roy Lewis Services Held
He was born Dec. 31, 1913, at Glencoe, Okla., the son of Joseph and Olive L. Lewis.
Survivors include two brothers, Ortan E., Las Vega, and Howard A., Elk Falls, two sisters, Mrs. June Johnson, Dallas, Ore., and Mrs. Donna Dable, Lockport, Ill.
Funeral services were held Thursday at the Watt Funeral Home Chapel. The Most Rev. Bishop Sam Crain officiated. Interment was in the Ames Chapel Cemetery.
The Moline Advance - April 18, 1929
MISS RUTH LEWIS - Submitted by Dan Durbin
Ruth Lewis, the nine year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. H. Lewis, died a the home of her parents, Monday, April 15, after a severe illness of several months duration.
Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon conducted by Rev. O. W. Dewey of the M. E. Church of Moline and interment was made in Ames Chapel Cemetery.
The bereaved parents have the sincere sympathy of all the people of this community in their irreparable loss.
The Globe, Atchison, Kansas - May 28, 1880
MRS. SARAH LEWIS - Submitted by S. Williams
Mrs. Sarah Lewis, of Elk county, died suddenly in the Santa Fe depot in this city this morning, of hemorrhage of the lungs. She was returning to her father's home near Fairfield, Iowa, accompanied by her two children and a married sister, and arrived by the Santa Fe train at 9 o'clock. After walking up the steps to the ladies waiting room, she remarked that she hadn't felt better in a long time, but was soon taken with a hemorrhage, and died in a few minutes. Her husband is on his farm in Elk county, and is perhaps cheerfully about his work, ignorant of his dead wife and sorrowing children. Her sister informed a reporter for this paper that she had been sick for several months; that she was twenty three years old, and that her little boy was aged four years, and the girl two. When the reporter visited the room, the body was lying upon the floor, and the neglected children bitterly crying; a few women of the neighborhood had gathered in to do good offices, and several men who were in the room gave the sister money, and awkwardly tried to comfort the children. The face of the dead wore a weary, tired expression, and it was pale from disease and trouble. The form was terribly thin and wasted, and we could not help thinking that she was better off. We hope there is a heaven for such tired and weary mortals as this woman, and rest forever. Her sister will pursue her journey this evening, and the remains will be buried, she said, in the old churchyard at home, where she had played when a child, before disease, and marriage, and children, and western homesteads came to her. Money was given to the sister in plenty, although before that they often wanted for something to eat. We thought more of Atchison than ever when we saw the noble men and women who came so promptly to relieve suffering. The dead woman's trunk had been seized at Emporia by a landlord for a board bill, and conductor George Rix, of the Santa Fe, immediately telegraphed him to send the trunk by the first train, and he would pay the charges. Money enough was raised to buy a coffin, and leave a balance of twenty dollars for expenses, which was given to the sister. This lady, Mrs. N.G. Lewman, tried to ask our reporter to thank the people for their kindness, but tears overcame her, and she sat down and cried instead. "But you know what I wanted to say," she said. (May 28, 1880 The Globe, Atchison Kansas Submitted by S. Williams) Howard Courant - August 24, 1916
MR. SLATER D. LEWIS - Submitted by L. Morgan
Mr. Slater D. Lewis was born at Payson, Adams county, Illinois. February 9th, 1843 and died at Howard, Kansas, August 16, 1916, at 4:30 p.m., being 73 years, 6 months and 7 days old. In his early youth he united with the Baptist church of Payson, Illinois. At the age of 18 he heard the call of his country and enlisted April 7th, 1861, in Company C, of the 50th regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He served under the colors something over 3 years being mustered out September 27th, 1864. His regiment belonged to the Army of the Cumberland under Gen. Thomas and was in the engagement at Shiloh and at Altoona Pass.
Mr. Lewis was married at Payson, Illinois, February 24th, 1869, to Miss Alice Kay. To this union five children were born of whom three are living, Mrs. Clara Brown of Springfield, Illinois; Mrs. Myrtle Kyser of Grenola, Kansas; D.S. Lewis of Howard, Kansas, together with the wife and mother Mrs. Alice K. Lewis, to mourn his loss.
Mr. Lewis moved to Kansas in 1881, settling at Elk Falls and later moved to Howard. He has been prominent in the affairs of county and city and has always had a wide interest in state and national life. Mr. Lewis served as clerk of Elk county from 1892-96 and has served on the city council a number of times. Mr. Lewis was a member of the Masonic Fraternity and his brother Masons paid their last tributes to the deceased in the beautiful burial rites of the Order.
The funeral was at the home August 18th at 10 a.m., in charge of the Masonic Lodge with a short service by Pastor Kearns. Interment was in the Grace Lawn cemetery.
Unknown Newspaper - May 14, 2004
MRS. VERNA H.A. LEWIS Verna Harriet Amelia Lewis passed away on Friday, May 14, 2004 at Mercy Hospital in Independence, Kansas. She was 91 years of age, a resident of Independence and formerly of Moline. Verna was born on December 18, 1912 at Highland Creek in Ontario, Canada to George Edwin and Ella Rosemond (Clark) Pearse. She attended school and lived her early years in the Highland Creek area before migrating to Kansas as a teenager.
On August 18, 1934, she married Wayne Woodrow Wilson Lewis at Howard, Kansas. They made their home in Eureka, Kansas until moving to Moline in 1947. Verna was employed for many years as a clerk for the Moline Mercantile and was later the manager of the Moline Friendship Meals for twenty years.
She was preceded in death by her husband on October 24, 1990. Verna made more than five hundred quilts for the Shriner Children's Hospitals and hundreds of ditty bags for the Shrine Burn Centers. Verna enjoyed attending some of the Shrine unit's meetings. She also enjoyed playing cards and participating in the activities of her church, the Eastern Star and Penn Terrace Apartments.
Verna was a member of the Moline United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star at Ladonia Chapter #243 of Elk Falls and Eva Chapter #18 of Independence.
She is survived by her daughters, Rosemary Sherman of Chanute, Kay Wallace of Havana and Martha Allison of Independence; her brother, Elmer Pearse of Salina; her sisters, Georgina Bate of Vancouver, Washington and Erma Jackson of Kearney, Nebraska; seven grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and a daughter, Noreen McGuire.
Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, May 17, 2004 at the Moline Cemetery with Father Gerald Eytcheson of Independence, Kansas officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 16, 2004.
Memorials have been established with the Moline Alumni Scholarship Fund, the Pittsburg Mirza Shrine Center OMT Fund and Eva Chapter #18 Order of the Eastern Star of Independence. Contributions may be left with the funeral hone. The funeral arrangements are being made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
MR. WAYNE W. LEWIS - Submitted by Dan Durbin
Wayne Woodrow Wilson Lewis passed away Wednesday, October 23, 1990 at the Elk Manor Nursing Home in Moline. He was 76 years of age.
Woodrow, or "Woody", as he was known to his friends was born on November 27, 1913 at Eureka, Kansas to Brooklyn and Minnie Souder Lewis. He attended school and grew to manhood in the Eureka area.
On August 18, 1934, he married Verna Harriet Amelia Pearse at Howard, Kansas. They made their home in Eureka until moving to Moline in 1947. Woodrow was employed as a mechanic with the Martin-Marietta plant in Moline. He retired in 1972.
He was a member of the Moline United Mehtodist Church, Meridian Lodge #126 A.F. & A.M., and was currently the Worthy Patron of Ladonia Chapter #243 Orderof the Eastern Star at Elk Falls.
Woodrow is survived by his wife, Verna of the home; four daughters, Rosemary Sherman of Chanute, Kay Wallace of Havana, Martha Allison of Independence and Noreen McGuire of Walnut Creek, California; two brothers, Jack and Billy both of Eureka; five sisters, Vada Murphy of Madison, Millie Brown of Eureka, Treva Cypret of Andover and Dorothy Pearse and Cleora Hayes both of Eureka; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 26, 1990 at the Moline Cemetery with Rev. LaDonna Carey of the Moline United Methodist Church officiating. Masonic graveside services were conducted by Meridian Lodge #126 of Elk Falls. A memorial has been established with the Elk Manor Nursing Home, contributions can be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements were madewith the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
The Moline Review - August 16, 1907
MR. THOMAS LIDDENTON - Submitted by Dan Durbin
Thomas Liddenton Dead
Mr. Liddenton has long been a resident of this vicinity. There was no better man in the community than he.
Winfield Courier, July 20, 1965
MR. DANIEL J. LIEBAU
Rosary will be recited at 8:00 p. m. tonight for Daniel J. Liebau, 18, Moline, in the chapel of the Watt Funeral Home, Moline. Liebau died at 11:00 p. m., Saturday in Pueblo, Colorado, following a two car accident 22 miles east of there Saturday, in which David J. Hopper, 20, Moline, and Deborah Ann Henrie, 16, Fowler, Colorado, were injured.
Requiem Mass for Daniel Liebau will be celebrated by the Rev. Patrick Mannion in St. Mary's Catholic church, Moline, at 10:00 a, m., Tuesday. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet cemetery at Moline.
The Colorado State Patrol said Liebau was killed when the car he was in struck the left rear of another west bound auto at about 9:45 p. m., Saturday. Both cars skidded sideways and over turned. The patrol said David Hoper also of Moline and son of, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hopper, suffered multiple cuts and bruises. He was taken to St. Mary Corwin hospital in Pueblo, where his condition today was listed as fair. Deborah Ann Henrie was the sole occupant of the other car.
The patrol said it did not know which of the Moline youths was driving, since both were thrown from the vehicle when it over turned.
Daniel J. Liebau was born March 15, 1947, in Winfield and was a 1965 graduate of Moline high school. He had planned to attend Wichita State University this fall.
Survivors of Liebau include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Garl Liebau, Moline; a brother, Jim, and a sister, Jane, of the home; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Liebau, Grenola, and Paul Welch, Silverdale.
Unknown Newspaper - September 1966
MRS. HATTIE E. LIGGETT - Submitted by Dan Durbin
Services For Hattie Liggett
Mrs. Liggett was born March 5, 1891, at Grenola, the daughter of John and Minnie (Ditman) Dinger.
She married Albert Liggett at Howard on Dec. 24, 1916 and they moved to a farm near Weatherford, Okla. When Mr. Liggett died in 1946, she moved to Moline.
She was a member of the Moline Baptist Church.
Survivors include two brothers, Frank and Ed Dinger, of Winfield.
Prairie Star - May 18, 2011
MRS. BERTHA M. LIGHT
Bertha Marie Peninger Light, age 83, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2011 at the Howard Twilight Manor in Howard.
She was born on April 2, 1928 on a farm northwest of Burden to Ray Everett and Theo Gladys (Moore) Peninger. She grew up a few miles northeast of Burden. She attended Mt, Vernon Rural School and Burden High School. Bertha married Joseph Francis Light on Dec. 11, 1944 in Winfield and to this union was born three children: Barbara Jo, Marlyn Louise and Larry Wayne and all were reared in Howard.
Bertha and Joe lived in Burden until 1950, when they moved to Howard, with only a 12 year period they both worked in Wichita, returning to Howard after retirement. In 2004 they moved to Independence.
Bertha loved her family. She was a homemaker first and worked for the Post Office for nearly 30 years. She joined the Methodist Church at an early age. Bertha was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Eastern Star and 4-H helping with organizations as she could. She was a friend to all.
Bertha painted and made quilts for her babies, grand babies and great grand babies. She quilted many quilts her mother had pieced for all her siblings families too.
Leaving to mourn are daughters: Barbara Jo and Jim C. Smith of Eureka and their children Brandi and Kandi; Marlyn and Tom Long of Independence and their children Ronda, Sherry, Denece, Jason, Josh and Nicki; her son Larry and Crystal Light of El Dorado and their children Terry and Patrick; sister Nina Kullhem of Palisade, Minn.; brother John Peninger of Derby; 23 greatgrandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews and cousins.
Bertha was preceded by her husband Joe, her father Ray Peninger, her mother Theo Allen, granddaughter baby Smith, two great-grandchildren and sister Lela Bannon.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, May 20, 2011, at the Howard United Methodist Church with Rev. Charles Cryderman officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday from 5-7 p.m., at the funeral home. Interment will be at Grace Lawn Cemetery.
Family suggests contributions to the Howard United Methodist Church and may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.countrysidefh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Countryside - Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard.
Unknown Newspaper - November 2004
MR. CHARLES M. LIGHT
HOWARD - Charles Martin Light, 75, of rural Howard, died Thursday at his home.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m Monday at Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard with Pastor Jerry Green of Severy officiating. Interment will be at Elk Falls Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and donations may be left with the funeral home.
Mr. Light was born Aug. 15, 1929 at Hilltop to Francis Washington and Eda Katherine (Gunther) Light. He attended school at Hilltop, Oil Field and Virgil, graduating from Virgil High School in 1947.
He began farming and ranching with his father near Virgil and then in 1952 te moved near Howard and remained in ranching there for the rest of his life. He also worked at West Elk High School for 20 years as a bus driver and maintenance worker.
He married Clara Alice Beaumont on Sept. 5, 1959 on a farm near Howard, and she survives at the home.
Mr. Light was a member of Wesleyan Church in Howard, and after that church closed he attended the Church the Nazarene in Severy.
In addition to his wife, he is survived two sons, Martin Light and Randy Light, both of Howard; a daughter Tina Shipley, Howard; three sisters, Norma Lord, Augusta, Harriet Hyler, Howard, and Jean Long, Cedar Vale; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Unknown Newspaper - July 2013
MRS. CLARA ALICE LIGHT - Submitted by Sherry Weir-Tuggle
Clara Alice Light, age 81, a resident of rural Howard, Kansas passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita, Kansas.
She was born on November 28, 1931 west of Howard the daughter of Bert Eugene and Rosy Etta (Shipman) Beaumont. Alice was a graduate of Howard High School class of 1950.
On September 5, 1959 she was united in marriage to Charles Martin Light on a farm seven miles west of Howard.
Alice was a homemaker and a member of the Howard Wesleyan Church and after that church closed she attended the Severy Church of the Nazarene.
Alice is survived by one daughter Tina Blackburn of Howard, two sons; Martin Light and Randy Light both of Howard, five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers and two sisters.
Unknown Newspaper - February 14, 2004
MR. JOSEPH F. LIGHT - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
HOWARD - Joseph Francis Light, 77, of Independence, died Saturday at Via Christi-St. Francis Medical Center in Wichita.
Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Howard United Methodist Church with the Rev. Julie Shields officiating. Masonic and military graveside services will be held in Grace Lawn Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Howard United Methodist Church and they may be left with Zimmerman Funeral Home.
Mr. Light was born Dec. 11, 1926 in Hilltop, Kan., to Francis and Eda (Guenther) Light. He graduated from Virgil High School.
On Dec. 11, 1944, in Winfield, he married Bertha Peninger and she survives.
Mr. Light served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater during World War 11.
He was employed at his father's-inlaw service station in Burden until moving to Howard in 1950.
Mr. Light enlisted in the Army Reserve and served in several units until retiring in 1984 with the rank of sergeant major. He and his wife had moved to Independence recently.
Mr. Light was a member of the Howard United Methodist Church, Hope Masonic Lodge, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Other survivors include a son, Larry, El Dorado; two daughters, Barbara Smith, Eureka, and Marlyn Long, Independence: a brother. Charles, of Howard: three sisters. Norma Lord, Augusta, Harriet Hyler, Howard, and Carol Jean Long, Cedar Vale; 10 grandchildren and 17 greatgrandchildren.
Unknown Newspaper - July 15, 2015
MR. CARL LINDER - Submitted by Kyle Condon
GRENOLA - Linder, Carl, 80, passed away on July 15, 2015, at The Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita. Carl slipped quietly and peacefully into eternity, surrounded by his loving family.
Carl was born on January 22, 1935, in Hutchinson, Kansas, to C.A. and Alice Marie (Lewis) Linder. Carl attended school in Elk Falls and was a graduate of Elk Falls High School.
On July 10, 1954, Carl was united in marriage to Betty Mann in Wichita, KS. Carl and Betty owned Claude Mann & Assoc., Inc.
Carl loved all his hard work being a farmer and rancher. Carl was an avid outdoorsman with his huge passion for hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed playing poker and was a very skilled player.
Carl was a wonderful, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, and touched many hearts with his many kind ways. Carl was a member of the Elk Falls United Methodist Church. He was also a Mason and a member of the NRA.
Carl is survived by his loving wife Betty; daughter, Jan Crowder and husband, Mick of Derby, KS; sons, Brad Linder of Moline and Curt (Shelley) Linder Shelley of Andover, KS. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Gloria Spicer.
Cremation has been requested. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 18, 2015, at the Grenola United Methodist Church with Pastor Dena Allison officiating. Memorials have been requested to the Elk Falls United Methodist Church, the Grenola United Methodist Church or the Shriners Children's Burn Hospital and may be left with or mailed to Countryside Funeral Home.
Services are entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home 206 E. Washington, P.O. Box 1233, Howard, KS 67349. Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com
Unknown Newspaper - May 11, 1947
MRS. CORA B. LINDLY - Submitted by Dan Durbin
Cora Belle Lewis, daughter of William Robert and Clarissa Lewis was born March 31, 1871, near Old Boston in Chautauqua county, and departed her life, May 11, 1947, in Newton memorial hospital Winfield, Kansas, at the age of 76 years, one month and ten days.
On November 11, 1891, she was united in marriage to William Lindly and spent the early part of their married life near Winfield. To this union were born two sons, Everett of Moline and Lee of Winfield.
She grew to womanhood near Howard and was baptized in the Baptist church of Howard at an early age. She was a kind, patient and loving mother and wife, always giving a smile and word of cheer to those with whom she came in contact.
She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband, two sons, five grand-children, Clarence of Arkansas City, Vernon of Moline, Kenneth of Elk Falls, Mrs. Jean Hoover and Harold Lindly of Winfield; two great grand children, Diana Dale and John David Lindly, Elk Falls; three sisters, three brothers, other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Elk Falls, Tuesday, May 13th, at 2:30 p. m. conducted by Rev. R. L. Cecil. Music was furnished by Mrs. R. G. Morton, Mrs. John Ransom, Fred Finley, I. L. Lyons, and Maxine Nelson, accompanist. Burial was in Grace Lawn cemetery at Howard under the direction of the Moon Funeral home.
Unknown Newspaper - June 17, 1947
MR. WILLIAM LINDLY - Submitted by Dan Durbin
William Lindly was born July 17, 1871 near Pleasant Hill, Mo., and departed his life June 24, 1947 at the age of 75 years, 11 months and 7 days. He was the only child of John and Alice Lindly. His mother died when he was less than a year old.
When he came to Kansas with his father and uncles he lived near Floral and later came to Elk county where he grew to manhood, near Union Center and attended school there. He was united in marriage to Cora B. Lewis, November 11, 1891 and to this union were born two sons, Everett of Moline and Lee of Winfield.
He was a kind, patient and loving father, always giving a smile and helping hand to all in need. He lived on a farm northwest of town until 1914, when he moved to his present home where he has resided ever since.
He leaves to mourn his departure two sons, 5 grandchildren and 2 great grand children, 2 half sisters, Mrs. Mildred Thorp, Arkansas City, Mrs. Thelma Greenwood, Wichita, other relatives and a host of friends. His wife passed away on May 11th of this year.
Funeral services were held on Thursday P. M., June 26th at 2:30 at the Methodist Church, Elk Falls, Kansas. Burial in Grace Lawn cemetery, Howard, Kansas.
Unknown Newspaper - March 12, 2001
MRS. MARJORIE H. CLYDE-LINGE - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
HOWARD - Marjorie Helen Clyde-Linge, 74, Moline, died Monday at St. Joseph Medical Center in Wichita.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Moline Christian Church with the Rev. Ted Smith officiating. Interment will be at the Moline Cemetery. memorials are suggested to the Moline Christian Church and contributions may be left with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Mrs. Clyde-Linge was born May 24, 1926, at Moline, to Orville and Audrey (Wolverton) Mills. She graduated from Moline High School in 1944. After high school, she was employed by TWA Airlines in Kansas City.
She married Nathan L. Clyde in May 1952 in Kansas City, where they owned and operated the Western Auto Store. He died in 1977. After selling the Western Auto business in 1978, she and her sister owned and operated the Corner Cafe in Moline. She was also the local correspondent for the Elk County Reporter at Moline.
She married Marion Linge on Oct. 20, 1991, in Salt Lake City, Utah and they made their home in Moline. He died in 1993.
She was a member of the Royal Neighbors the Mothers Club, the Sew-N-Sew Club, the American Legion Auxiliary and Order of the Eastern Star. She had been a longtime member of the Moline United Methodist Church and was currently a member, of the Moline Christian Church.
She is survived by a son, Chris Clyde, Derby; a daughter, Susan Heinz, Port Byron, Ill.; three brothers, Calvin Mills and Rodger Mills, both of Moline, and Harold Dean Mills, Clearwater; a sister, Pat Custer, Moline; six grandchildren and two great-grand-children.
Unknown Newspaper - December 12, 2004
MRS. ALMA G. LISTER - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
HOWARD - Alma Gertrude Lister, 97, formerly of Howard, died Sunday in Arkansas City.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Howard with Rev. Kim Wilcox offlciating. Interment will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church of Howard and they may be left with Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Mrs. Lister was born on April 10, 1907 at Webb, Okla., to Roy and Sarah, (Robinson) Scobee. She attended school in Oklahoma until her family moved to Grenola in 1922.
On May 27, 1933, she married Loren L. Lister at Grenola. They made their home on a farm southwest of Moline until moving to a farm southeast of Howard in 1944. In 1964, they moved to Howard. Mr. Lister died in 2000.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Roy, of Lindsborg, and Harold, of Burlingame; three daughters, Alma Daymude, Arkansas City, Virginia Hulsey, of Fort Smith, Ark., and Wilma Lister, Winfield; a brother, Robert Scobee, Augusta; three sisters, Myrtle Hayden, Pittsburg, Pearl Bright, Valley Center, and Marie Boyd, LaVerne, Calif.; 16 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
Unknown Newspaper - August 1, 1997
MR. JACKIE L. LITTLE - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
HOWARD -Jackie Lee Little, 67, of rural Howard, died Friday at his home.
Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Zimmerman Funeral Home with interment in Grace Lawn Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Howard United Methodist Church or the Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University. They may be left at the funeral home.
Mr. Little was born July 16, 1930 in Caddo County, Okla., to R.J. and Sylvia (Dowdy) Little. He graduated from Carnegie, Okla. high school in 1949.
On March 5, 1953, in Carnegie, he married Wanda Doretta Hudson and she survives.
After serving in the U.S. Army in Texas during the Korean War, he worked for Boeing in Wichita, where he retired in 1986. The couple moved to their home near Howard in 1992. Mr. Little was a member of the United Methodist Church.
Other survivors include three sons, Scotty Little and Rocky Little, both of Wichita, and Alan Little, Augusta; a daughter, Doreen Newhouse, Wichita; his mother, Sylvia Little, Pincknevyille, Ill.; a sister, Betty Hollingsworth, Camdenton, Mo.; and 12 grandchildren.
Howard Courant-Citizen - September 1960
DR. GEORGE R. LOCKETT - Submitted by L. Morgan
DR. LOCKETT FOUND DEAD
Dr. George R. Lockett, Moline physician, was found dead about 10:00 a.m., Sunday at Wagoner, Oklahoma. Circumstances leading up to Dr. Lockett's death are being investigated by Elk county officials and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
He left home Saturday morning to make his regular calls at the Sedan hospital. Apparently he had not been seen until found at Wagoner. It was estimated by the coroner there, that he had been dead about ten hours. He was found sitting at the wheel of a pickup truck.
Dr. Lockett was born May 2, 1919, at LaBelle, Missouri, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lockett. He was a World War II navy pilot and married his wife, Louise, in Casa Blanca. He had practiced medicine in Moline and Elk county for six years.
Survivors are his wife, Louise, and five children, Gerald, Jeffrey, Randy, Karen and Debbie, of the home, and his parents of LaGrange, Missouri, and two brothers.
Funeral rites are set for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday at the Moline Methodist church with Clyde Coriell officiating. Interment will be in the Moline cemetery, with the Watts Funeral Home in charge.
Unknown Newspaper - October 30, 2004
MRS. BETTY L. LOGSDON - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
HOWARD - Betty Lois Logsdon, 84, formerly of Moline, died Saturday at Country Village Care Center in Angelton, Texas.
Graveside services will be held. at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Greenlawn Cemetery at Grenola with the Rev. Sixtus YeMyint of Moline officiating.
Memorials are suggested to the Christian Senior Citizens Center, 629 E. Bernard, West Columbia, Texas 77486. They may also be left with Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Mrs. Logsdon was barn on Oct. 11, 1920 in Moline to Paul and Amanda (Devine) Moore.
She was a registered nurse during most of her life and was a longtime resident of West Columbia, Texas.
Survivors include a daughter, Joy Finch, Aztec, N.M.; a son, Earl Logsdon, Brazoria, Texas; a brother, Jack Moore, Aiken, S.C.: three sisters, Mary Jane Duncan and Joan Colia, both of Escondido, Calif., and Shirley Caddow, Fall River Mills, Calif.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Howard Courant-Citizen - April 21, 1966
MRS. CLARA E. LOGSDON - Submitted by L. Morgan
Clara Eula Logsdon was born October 28, 1889, and departed this life April 10, 1966. She was the third child of Oscar C. and Anna K. Karr. She was born at Middleburg, Nebraska. At a very early age she moved to Kansas with her parents.
She was joined in wedlock to John Logsdon in 1909. To this union three children were born, two daughters and one son, all of whom survive: LuVerne Christian of Santa Monica, Claifornia; Berniece Dennett of Howard, Kanss and Marvin M. Logsdon of Kansas City, Missouri; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. ALso surviving are two sisters, Edna Gentry of Table Rock, Nebraska and Ruby Divine or Eaton Rapids, Michigan. Her mother and father, one sister and one brother preceded her in death.
Clara and her husband spent their married life in Elk county, farming until a few years ago, when they moved to Longton. Her husband preceded her in death December 29, 1956. Recently she had moved to Howard, due to ill health. She was a devoted mother and will be remembered by her loved ones for her determination and her preserverence.
Funeral services were held at the Spurrier-Watt chapel, Howard, April 12 at 2 p.m., with Arthur Frary of the Howard Methodist church officiating. (Music arrangements and names of casket bearers have been omitted). Concluding services and interment were in the Longton cemetery, Longton, Kansas.
Howard Courant - July 31, 1930
MR. HENRY B. LOGSDON - Submitted by L. Morgan
Henry B. Logsdon was born at Munfordsville, Hart county, Kentucky on August 4, 1861 and departed his life at his home near Grenola, July 21, 1930, age 68 years, 11 months, and 17 days.
He came to Kansas with his father when he was about 12 years of age. His mother died when he was eight years of age.
He was united in marriage to Emma Newbecker in 1882 locating near Grenola. To this union were born five children, Lucien of Grenola, Bertha, who passed away December 16, 1920; John of near Howard; Mrs. Maud Schul of Grenola and Eddie of Moline.
On Wednesday, July 16th, he met with a serious accident, having been knocked and trampled by cattle. He had been in frail condition for many years and was unable to survive the shock and the internal injuries. Mr. Logsdon was devoted to his family and to his friends, he loved his neighbors and did his best to live in peace with all mankind.
He and his wife united with the Grenola Methodist Episcopal church about thirty years ago.
He leaves to mourn his loss, his good wife, four children, twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren, a few distant relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the M. E. church conducted by Rev. R. L. Kuhns and interment made in the Greenlawn cemetery.--Grenola Gazette.
Unknown Newspaper - April 21, 1998
MRS. LYNETTE L. LOGSDON - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
Lynette Leah Logsdon, 76, of Cherryvale, died Tuesday (April 21, 1998) at her home.
Mrs. Logsdon was born April 11, 1922, in Wellington, to Clifford Ronald and Alice Adrian (Burden) Carter. She grew up and attended school in the Wellington area.
On Jan. 8, 1942, she married Edward Ross Logsdon in Moline. The couple made their home in the Moline and Wichita area, later moving to Parsons.
After moving to Parsons, Mrs. Logsdon was employed with Fred Ronald's manufacturing plant until her retirement. Following her retirement the couple moved to the Grand Lake area settling near Langley, Okla., where they lived for 10 years.
Mr. Logsdon preceded her in death, in 1985. Following her husband's death Mrs. Logsdon moved to Argonia, and then in 1993 to Cherryvale.
She was a member of the Friends Church in Argonia, and had attended the Presbyterian Church of Cherryvale.
Survivors include one daughter, Madeline Gawthrop of Pampa, Texas; two sons; Roger of Gainesville, Fla., and Gale of rural Cherryvale; one brother; Glen Carter of Kent, Wash.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Moline Cemetery in Moline. Friends may call until 5 p.m. today at Potts Chapel in Cherryvale, and after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the cemetery.
The family has suggested memorial remembrances to the Foundation For The Blind. Memorials will be received at Potts Chapel or may be mailed to Potts Chapel, P.O. Box 801, Independence, Kan. 67301.
A Moline Newspaper - November 16, 1906
MR. P. A. LOGSDON - Submitted by Dan Durbin
P. A. Logsdon Dead
The Moline Review - October 11, 1907
MR. CHARLES E. LONG - Submitted by Dan Durbin
Death of Charles E. Long
Charlie Long lived all his life in Moline, and was dearly beloved by every one for his bright, cheerful disposition, his generous, kind heart, and his fearless, brave acts in all places where men were tried. He had no enemy, his unselfish life could create only friends. He was honest and upright; malice, hatred, untruth never found a place in his nature. No one can remember a mean act that he ever did. Every one can count numerous kindnesses and brave actions he has performed.
After the accident he never regained consciousness, but died in a few hours. The funeral services were held at the Christian church Tuesday at 2 p.m. Elder N. Hill, of Elk Falls, an old friend of the deceased, spoke the funeral oration. The pastors of the Christian and Methodist churches assisted in the services. The pastor of the Catholic church was also present on the platform. The I.O.O.F. funeral service was rendered at the church and the grave. The M. W. A. marched, in the procession. The entire town and a large number from the surrounding country attended the ceremonies. All this testifies of the universal esteem in which the deceased was held.
Mr. Long leaves a wife and a son to mourn his untimely taking away. He also leaves numberless friends and other relatives to share the sorrow and give the balm of their consolation the widow and fatherless son in their unfathomed affliction.
Unknown Newspaper - December 2, 1994
MRS. WANDA M. LOGSDON - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
HOWARD - Wanda Maxine Logsdon, 72, of Grenola, died Friday at the William Newton Memorial Hospital in Winfield.
Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Grenola United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Larry Bowyer officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Grenola.
Memorials are suggested to the Grenola United Methodist Church and the Grenola Senior Citizen Center. Contributions may be left at the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Mrs. Logsdon was born May 12, 1922, in Atchison to John and Ida (Hennigh) Hunter. She moved with her family to Elk County in 1929, and graduated from Howard High School in 1940.
On Sept. 15, 1940, she married Ralph Logsdon in Howard. He died in 1981.
The couple lived their entire married life in Grenola where they owned and operated the Logsdon Garage.
Mrs. Logsdon was an active member of the Grenola United Methodist Church, Royal Neighbors of America, Greenlawn Cemetery board, the Grenola Senior Citizens, the Elk County Council on Aging and the Busy Bee Quilting Club.
Survivors include a son, John Logsdon, Topeka; two daughters, Peggy Wolfe, Grenola, and Nancy Thomas, Elk City; three brothers, Wilbur Hunter, Topeka, and Jack Hunter, Belle Vista, Ark., and James Hunter, Howard; two sisters, Berneice Lawman, Topeka, and Loys Meredith, Oak Park, Ill.; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Unknown Newspaper - April 1971
MRS. IONA M. LONG - Submitted by Dan Durbin
Iona Long Rites Held
Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Watt Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jon Ward officiating. Burial was in the Moline Cemetery.
Mrs. Iona Mary Long was born Oct. 9, 1891, in Pontiac, Kan., the daughter of Isaac W. and Jennie (Osborn) Beal.
She was a member of the Moline Christian Church and the Royal Neighbors Lodge.
Survivors include son Marion of Wichita; two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Friedline and Mrs. Geneva Driskill of Wichita; two sisters, Mrs. Grace Carvin, Independence, Mo., and Mrs. Ruth Green, Winfield; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchilden.
Her husband, Lawrence, preceded her in death March 1, 1966.
The Moline Advance - December 27, 1928
MRS. LUCY E. LONG - Submitted by Dan Durbin
DEATH OF MRS. S. B. LONG
It is with deep regret that the news is written that Mrs. S. B. Long died at her home yesterday evening. She had been suffering with influenza for some time, was taken suddenly with pneumonia and passed away in a very short time.
Mrs. Long was a truly good and worth woman who had long made her residence in Moline and vicinity, raised a large family of most excellent citizens and was honored and highly respected as a most worthy member of society. The people of the community will miss her and will extend their deepest sympathy to the bereaved one, whose cup of grief was already filled with recent death of a sister.
From THE MOLINE ADVANCE Jan 1929
Lucy Evalyn Moseley was born in Clark County, Missouri, September 13, 1853, departed this life December 26, 1928, at her home in Moline, Kansas, at the age of 75 years, 3 months and 13 days.
She was united in marriage to Samuel B. Long of Kahoka, Missouri, on March 31, 1884. Living in Missouri two years after her marriage, from there she moved to Elk County, Kansas, on a farm eight miles west of Howard where she live until March 1904 when they moved near Moline, Kansas. In 1919 they moved to Moline where she resided happily until her death. Her husband preceding her to the Great Beyond on October 30, 1919.
To this union was born five girls and one boy. Bertha J. Walworth passing away March 24, 1927, and Mary E. Thornton December 3, 1928. The four surviving children are Mrs. Blanche Messick, Arapahoe, Colorado; Mrs. Gertrude Mossberger, Portland, Oregon, and Mrs. Bessie McDonald and Harry B. Long, Moline, Kansas. She also leaves seventeen grandchildren, a nephew, George Moseley of Grenola, Kansas, and six nieces who reside at various places in Washington, a number of cousins and numberless friends and neighbors who certainly will miss her from their midst. She made friends and kept them, because she was a friend because she was genuine.
She united with the Christian Church when a young woman, later belonging to the Community congregation at Chaplin, then placing her membership with the Moline Christian Church. They tell us that Christianity today has lost its radiance, but in her case it was not so. Her church was the gate of heaven to her, and as far as her strength and means went, no one supported it better than she.
Her last day was spent reading Christmas greeting and listening to the Christmas carols over the radio. About five o'clock she commenced to breathe hard, and while the carolers sang, "Silent night, holy night, all is still, all is bright, sleep in heavenly peace," she passed on a valiant and good soldier of Jesus Christ.
Funeral services were held at the Christian Church of Moline conducted by Mrs. Belle Reid Yates of Grenola, assisted by Rev. H. A. Kerr of Moline, and the body laid to rest in the Moline cemetery.
Unknown Newspaper - August 5, 1997
MRS. MARTHA A. LONGFELLOW - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
HOWARD - Martha Ann Longfellow, 85, formerly of Moline, died Tuesday at the Presbyterian Manor in Emporia.
Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the Zimmerman Funeral Home with the Rev. Ted Lynn of Arcadian officiating. Interment will be in Elk Falls Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Presbyterian Manor in Emporia and they may be left at the funeral home.
Mrs. Longfellow was born Dec. 6, 1911, at Faxon, Okla., to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dixon. The family later moved to Moline where she attended schools.
On Feb. 2, 1928, at El Dorado, she married Carrol Longfellow and he died in 1970.
The couple farmed near Moline and she also worked as a cook in Moline. She later became a nurse aide and medication aide, working for nursing homes in Moline Howard and Independence.
Mrs. Longfellow was a member of the Moline Christian Church, and later the First Southern Baptist Church in Independence, and First Baptist Church in Cottonwood Falls. She was also a longtime 4-H youth leader in Elk County.
Surviving are a daughter, Sandy Witty, Olpe; two granddaughters and two great-grandsons.
Howard Courant - February 6, 1885
MRS. ROSA LONGFELLOW - Submitted by L. Morgan
Rosa L. Payne was born in Elizabeth, Kentucky, September 9th, 1833; moved to Missouri in 1850. She was married to Jonathan Longfellow, February 5, 1865. Four daughters blessed their union, all of whom remain to mourn the loss of both parents. At an early age she made a profession of religion, uniting with the Christian church of which she has ever been a worthy member. By her kindness and Christ-like example she won hosts of friends who sincerely mourn her death. She died January 25, 1885, at 4:35 p.m., aged 51 years.
Unknown Newspaper - December 30, 1947
MR. WILLIAM A. LONGFELLOW - Submitted by Dan Durbin
ALLEN LONGFELLOW PASSES
In 1890 with his family he moved to Elk county, where he has resided until the time of his death. He was married in 1899 at Elk Falls to Viola Mae Stewart and to this union was born three sons, Orville, Carroll and Rex.
Mr. Longfellow passed away at the home of his son, Carroll south of Moline, December 30, 1947 at the age of 73 years, 1 month and 13 days. Mrs. Longfellow preceded him in death in 1930.
He leaves to mourn his departure his sons; Orville, of Ogden, Utah, Carroll of Moline, Rex of Elk Falls and eight grand children, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hamilton of Leavenworth and Mrs. Ann Clough of Cherokee, Iowa.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 31, 1947 at the Rarick Chapel, Moline, Kansas. Interment in Elk Falls cemetery.
Howard Courant - January 14, 1932
MRS. CARRIE H. LONGLEY - Submitted by L. Morgan
Carrie Hall, daughter of David and Mary , was born at Princeton, Virginia (now West Virginia), May 20, 1846.
The family fortunes were wrecked by the Civil War and its results, and the Halls moved to Indiana soon after the close of hostilities, where they lived until 1872, and where the father passed away. The mother and children came to Kansas and located near the then, new town of Howard.
On June 24, 1875, Carrie Hall was married to E. K. Longley at Howard, and to them were born three daughters and one son, one of the daughters dying in infancy. The Longley family moved to Washington D. C. where they lived several years, and later lived at Kansas City and other points, again coming back to Howard, where they continued to live until by reason of advanced years and failing health, Mr. and Mrs. Longley went to Cleveland, Ohio, where their children had established their homes.
Mr. Longley passed away at Cleveland, May 21, 1928, since which time Mrs. Longley lived with her daughters. She continued in her usual good health until a few months ago, and retained her mental faculties until almost the last.
On Wednesday, January 6th, she passed quietly and peacefully away at the home of her elder daughter, Mrs. Jack Bender, where she had been tenderly and lovingly cared for most of the time since going to Cleveland.
Mrs. Longley is survived by one son, Roy Longley, two daughters, Mrs. Abbey Bender and Mrs. Olive Wright, all of Cleveland and one aged sister, Mrs. Ella V. Strachan of Los Angeles, California.
Mr. and Mrs. Longley were member of the Howard Presbyterian church during the later years of their residence in this city.
The remains were brought to Howard, Friday evening, accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Bender, and services were held in the Presbyterian church Saturday at 10 a.m., conducted by Rev. A. R. Griggs. A large number of old friends and relatives were present to pay their respects.
Favorite hymns were rendered by the choir, and Mrs. A.T. Ayres sant a beautiful, appropriate solo, "Let not your Heart be troubled," by Oley Speaks, Mrs. Griggs at the piano. The pallbearers were old friends and neighbors of the Longley family and the interment was in Grace Lawn cemetery where the husband and several members of the Hall family were already sleeping.
Howard Courant - September 8, 1932
MR. PHELIZ LORANCE - Submitted by L. Morgan
Phelix Lorance was born in Jackson county, Indiana on April 3, 1848 and died at his home in Howard, Kansas, September 5, 1932, at the age of 84 years, 5 months and 2 days.
He moved with his parents to Iola, Allen county, Kansas at the age of 9 years, where he grew to manhood. Near the end of the Civil War he was a government scout on the plains of western Kansas and eastern Colorado. He settled on a claim near Elk Falls, Kansas, in 1867 and was active in the building up of the new settlement, sharing all the joys and sorrows of the pioneers.
In 1884 he moved his family to a farm in Paw Paw township where they resided until December 1912, when they removed to Howard where he has since made his home.
On August 21, 1873, he was married to Pulcherry Yease Wray who preceded him in death on April 25, 1928. To this union were born nine children, seven girls and two boys. One boy Dewey died at the age of two years. They were so broken-hearted at the death of this little son that they adopted a motherless nephew, Peter E. Wilcott.
The surviving children are Minnie B. McPherson of Wichita, Kansas; Peter E. Lorance, George W. Lorance, Effie M. McDonald, Tresa D. Gruenebaum, and Hattie V. Dailey, all of Kansas City, Missouri; Maude B. McBride at home, Pearl L. Guy of Hutchinson, Kansas; Leah L. Custer of Moline, Kansas; and twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Mr. Lorance was a charter member of the Masonic Lodge at Elk Falls and later at Severy, Kansas.
In 1882 he was converted and joined the Methodist church. Later when he moved to Paw Paw he joined the Baptist church and always gave liberally of his time and money to its support and as long as his health permitted was a regular attendant. At the time of his death he was a member of the First Baptist church in Howard.
He was a devoted husband and father and a loyal friend, always kind and helpful to unfortunate and discouraged people. “In as much as ye have done it unto the least of these ye have done it unto me,” “Not lost but gone before.”
Funeral services were held at the Baptist church, conducted by the pastor J.W. Bayles, at 2:00 o’clock, Tuesday afternoon. A quartet from the church sang very beautifully several hymns selected by the family. The members of the quartet were: Mrs. Ross Cochran, Mrs. Mildred Taylor, B.A.Eby and Wm. Barackman Sr. with Miss Laurel Dickson at the piano. The Masons of Severy and Howard furnished the pall bearers and conducted the services at the grave in a very beautiful way.
Interment was made in Grace Lawn cemetery.
Howard Courant - May 3, 1928
MRS. PULCHERRY Y. LORANCE - Submitted by L. Morgan
Pulcherry Yease Wray, youngest child of Anderson and Elizabeth Wray, was born near Geneva, Allen County, Kansas, May 25, 1857. Departed this life at her home in Howard, Kansas, April 25, 1928, at the age of 70 years and 11 months.
So far as we have been able to ascertain, she was the first white child born in Allen County, Kansas.
She was married to Phelix Lorance August 21, 1873 and they departed at once to live on his claim near Elk Falls, Kansas, to take up the rugged life of the pioneers.
In 1880 they moved to Arkansas where they lived for 4 years. Upon their return to Kansas they moved to a farm north of Howard where they lived until 1912 when they came to Howard to make their home.
She was converted at an early age and was always active in her church as long as her health permitted and beautifully followed her Master in life of service and humility. She was unfailingly kind and devoted to her family and friends. While her last days were filled with suffering and pain she was always patient and thoughtful for those who cared for her.
She is survived by her husband, Phelix Lorance and the following children: Mrs. Minnie McPherron of Wichita; Peter E. and G. W. Lorance; Mrs. Effie McDonald, Mrs. Teresa Gruenebaum and Hattie V. Dailey of Kansas City; Mrs. Pearl Guy of Hutchinson, Mrs. Leah Custer of Moline; and Miss Maude Lorance at home. Also 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Margaret L. Clark of Longton and many other more distantly related.
Howard and community as well as old neighbors and friends near and far, unite in expression of sincere sympathy to Mr. Lorance, the sons and daughters and other relatives. All thoughtful people note with profound regret the rapid passing of the splendid pioneers of our great State.
Funeral services were held at the Baptist church, Friday afternoon at 2:30 conducted by Pastor Bayles. The services were largely attended. The floral offerings were unusually beautiful. Burial was made in Grace Lawn Cemetery.
Independence Reporter - September 2, 2007
MR. BOBBIE G. LORD - Submitted by L. Morgan
HOWARD - Bobbie G. Lord, 78, of Wichita, died Thursday at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Howard with Pastor Gene DeWitt officiation. Interment will be at Cresco Cemetery.
Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the service at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the Leukemia Society of America and donations may be sent to Countryside Funderal Home, P.O. Box 247, Fredonia, KS 66736.
Zimmerman Funeral HOme of Howard is handling the arrangements.
Mr. Lord was born Aug. 1, 1929 in Reese, the son of Fell and Bessie (Van Buskirk) Lord.
He married Helen Preston in 1947 in Howard and they later made their home in Wichita. He survives at the home.
Mr. Lord worked for Beech Aircraft in Wichita for 44 years, including 35 years as a truck driver.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Robert Lord, Andover, and Michael Lord, Tazewell, Tenn.; a daughter, Joyce Hoke, Wichita; three grandchildren nd six great-grandchildren.
Unknown Newspaper - December 1, 1947
MRS. ETTA E. LOWRY - Submitted by Dan Durbin
Etta Estella Cooley daughter of Charles Marion and Elizabeth Ann Cooley was born in Howard, Kans., June 2nd, 1874.
She was married to James William Lowry January 1st, 1891 at Howard, Kansas and to this union nine children were born, five of which preceded her in death.
Those surviving are the husband James William Lowry of the home, Aden of Sedan, Alice Telford of Winfield, and Marion of Moline. Twelve grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
Mrs. Lowry has been in failing health for many months but her sufferings became acute only a few months ago. She bore her illness with patience and without complaint realizing that her end was steadily approaching forgetting herself and always ready to administer to the needs of those near her giving up her time unsolicited and assistance to the suffering and afflicted.
Hew flowers have been a source of pleasure to the entire community. She derived great pleasure from sharing them with her friends and her church. She spent her entire life in Elk County and was baptized in the Methodist Church in 1901 and has been an active member ever since.
She was a member of the American legion Auxiliary and was a past president.
She passed away at the Newton Memorial Hospital in Winfield, Kansas, Dec., 1, 1947 at the age of 73 years, 5 months and 29 days.
Funeral services were held Thursday Dec. 4, from Methodist Church at Elk Falls, Kans., at 2:30 p. m. Rev. Joe Lane of Sedan, Kans., officiating. Interment in Moline Cemetery.
Unknown Newspaper - December, 1969
MR. MARION W. LOWRY - Submitted by Dan Durbin
Marion Lowry Rites Held
Born at Elk Falls, Kan., the son of Etta Estella Cooley and James Lowry, he lived in Elk County all his life.
He was past commander of Ferguson-Spease Post, American Legion; past commander of Elk-Wilson County American Legion; Past master of Masonic Lodge 267, past patron of eastern Star 195, past noble Eastern Star 185, past noble grand of Odd Fellows Lodge 215; a member of the national Rural Letter Carriers Ass'n. and the United Methodist Church of Moline.
Survivors include his widow, Grace; two sons, Gerald, Ark City and John, of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Alice Morgan, Wichita, Mrs. Linda Thomas, Moline and Miss Mary Lou of the home; a brother, Aden, Sedan, and a sister, Mrs. Alice Telford, Winfield.
There will be American Legion and Masonic rites at the Moline Cemetery.
Prairie Star - December 29, 2010
MRS. HELEN "JOYCE" LORD
Helen "Joyce" Lord, age 83, a resident of Wichita, passed away Monday, Dec. 20, 2010 at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita.
She was born on Dec. 19, 1927 in Howard, the daughter of Otis and Hazel (Greenwood) Preston.
In 1947 she was united in marriage to Bobbie Gene Lord in Howard and he preceded her in death on Aug. 30, 2007. During their marriage Joyce and Bobbie enjoyed family gatherings that involved dinners, movies, sports, camping, traveling and attending the state fair. She also enjoyed gardening vegetables and flowers, crocheting, sewing, cooking and watching K.U. and Miami Heat basketball.
Joyce is survived by one daughter Joyce Ann Hoke of Wichita, two sons Robert LeRoy Lord of Andover, Kan., and Michael Ray Lord and his wife Janet Leigh of Tazewell, Tenn., four sisters Norma Salisbury of Howard, Ruth Preston of Newton, Kan., Dorothy Walta of Bonner Springs, Kan., and Sue Wacker of Leavenworth, Kan., two brothers Fred Preston of Howard, and Dennis Preston of Newton, Kan., five grandchildren and ten greatgrandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers Dean Preston and Orvan Preston.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010 at Countryside-Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard with Pastor Robin Haines officiating. Interment was at Cresco Cemetery.
Family suggests memorial contributions be made to American Heart Association and may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.coun-trysidefh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Countryside - Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard.
Unknown Newspaper - February 23, 2000
MRS. MARGARET M. LORD - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
HOWARD - Margaret Marvel Lord, 81, of Elk Falls, died Wednesday at the Elk Manor Nursing Home in Moline.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimerman Funeral Home in Howard, with the Rev. Dale R. Burnett of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Elk Falls officiating. Interment will be at the Elk Falls Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Elk Falls, and remembrances may be left with the funeral home.
Mrs. Lord was born Dec. 17, 1918, on a farm east of Howard in the Pleasant Hill community to William and Dora (Connley) Turley. She attended rural Elk County schools and had recently earned her G.E.D. at the age of 79.
On Dec. 11, 1937, she married Charles D. Lord at Howard. Following their marriage, the couple made their home in Wichita for 11 years, where she was employed by the Beech Aircraft Company. The couple then returned to Elk County and settled in Elk Falls, where they owned and operated a service station on Highway 160 for 17 years. She also worked for Automotive Controls Corp. in Independence, and later was employed as a certified medical aide at Howard Twilight Manor and as a Green Thumb program worker at Elk Manor Nursing Home.
Survivors include a son, Delbert Lord, Elk Falls; two daughters, Nancy Glass and Charlene Weakley, both of Elk Falls; two sisters, Irene Carey, Florida, and May Straw, Bentonville, Ark.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mrs. Lord's husband died in 1985.
Unknown Newspaper - December 27, 2000
MRS. DOROTHY J. LOVE - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
HOWARD - Dorothy Jean Love 61, Howard, died Wednesday at the Howard Twilight Manor Nursing, Home.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Christian Community Church in Longton, with the Rev. Dave Sanchez officiating. Interment will be in the Elk Falls Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University. Contributions may be left with Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Mrs. Love was born on Feb. 21, 1939, to James A. and Knell (Snider) Boyer. She attended school in Latham and Leon.
She married to a Mr. Brothers at El Dorado on Sept. 23. 1957. She later married Bill Love at Elk Falls on Sept. 13, 1965.
She has lived in Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas. Utah, New Mexico and Arizona.
She was a member of the Christian Community Church in Longton.
She is survived by four sons, Rick Brothers, Union City, Okla., Marvin Brothers, Lawrence, Joe Love, Howard, and Billy Love, Grenola; a brother, Charles Boyer, Latham; five sisters, Etta May Brant, El Dorado, Mary Smith, Longton, Laura Benoir, Augusta, Verna Navarra, of California, and Virginia Hill, Hill City, Mo.; and 12 grandchildren.
Prairie Star - May 26, 2010
MR. WILLIAM C. LOVE
William Charles "Bill" Love, an 83 year old resident of Longton, passed away at his home Friday, May 21, 2010.
Born Oct. 5, 1926 in Pittsburg, Kan., Bill was the son of Charles Waterman, and Beulah (McNette) Love. He was a child of the Depression, and in October of 1943 at the age of 17 he joined the Navy. Bill served in the South Pacific campaign of World War II until April of 1946. He came home, and went to trade school in Coffeyville, where he became a certified pipe fitter/welder.
In 1947 Bill was united in marriage to Ramonda Browning and to this union seven children were born. He remarried in 1963 to Dorothy Boyer to this union two children were born.
Bill was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Moline. He was a member of The American Legion Post #149 in Howard as well. A proud member of the Steam Fitter/Pipe Fitter Union. He loved to fish, garden, and cut fire wood.
Friends and family will cherish several fond memories of Bill One such memory is, in parting he always said "take care." He expected respect from his children and loyalty from his friends, and always gave as much. He never stopped mentoring his family saying "Don't do the things I've done, but do what I tell you to do." He is survived by two daughters Linda Dieter of Augusta and Jodi Love of Mannford, Okla.; four sons James Love of Longton, Tony Love of Howard, William Love Jr. of Peru, and Joseph Love of Longton; two sisters Teresa Tajchman of Ramona, Kan., and Joan Barton of Wichita, 23 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren on the way.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter Peggy Cox, two sons Russell Love and Steve Love, sisters Freda Glover and Winifred Simon and one brother Benjamin Love.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 26 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Moline. Rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday at the church. Interment will be at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Family suggests memorial contributions to Food For The Poor and may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.countrysidefh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard.
Prairie Star - September 29, 2010
MR. JOE R. LOVELL
Joe Randy Lovell, age 51, a longtime resident of Udall, Kan. passed away Friday, Sept. 24. 2010, at his residence Elk Falls following an illness.
Randy Lovell was born Aug. 28, 1959, in Athens, Ala., to E N. and Magdalene (Abies) Lovell. He graduated high school in Fayelteville, Tenn. He worked as a painter and drywall contractor.
He was a bluegrass and gospel musician, a regular at th Walnut Valley Festival and the Fish House in Sedan.
Survivors of Joe Randy Lovell include: sons, Russell Lovel of Rock, Kan., and Lyndon Lovell of Udall, Kan.; his father, E. N Lovell of Gardendale, Ala.; two sisters, Beth Lovell Staggs and Hope Lovell Fleming, both of Lewisburg, Tenn,; two brothers Phillip 'Bama' Lovell and his wife Terrie of Elk Falls, and Eddie Lovell of Toney, Ala.; three grandchildren, Sahian, Camden, and Corigan. He was preceded in death by his mother.
Cremation has taken place and services will be announced at a later date.
The family suggests memorials to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice; contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed c/o David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 N Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361. To leave a message for the family please visit www.dwbfh com. David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan is in charge of arrangements.
DR. PAUL A. LOVETT
WICHITA— Dr. Paul A. Lovett, 86, of Wichita, retired orthopedic surgeon, died Sunday.
Graveside services will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Havana Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Plymouth Congregational Church or Ihe Kansas Society for Crippled Children. They may be directed to Downing & Lahey Mortuary in Wichita.
Dr. Lovett was born Dec. 7, 1909 in Neodesha, to Logan and Rebecca (Williams) Lovett. He was a former superintendent of the Longton and Havana high schools, a member of Rotary International, Plymouth Congregational Church, and numerous medical and orthopedic associations. He was an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physican for many athletes in the Wichita area.
Survivors include his wife, Josephine (Powell} Lovett; a son, Philip Lovelt, Nashville, Tenn.; a daughter, Nancy Graham, Wichita; two sisters, Faith Mock, Canon City, Colo., and Vena Kaufman, Klnsington, Md.; and four grandchildren.
MRS. OPAL A. LOWE
Opal A. Lowe, 81, of Winfield, died September 2, 1991 at Heritage House.
Born September 10, 1909, near Howard, she was the daughter of Oscar and Minnie (Bowser) Highsmith.
She graduated from Severy High School, received her nurse’s training at St. Mary’s Hospital in Winfleld and graduated from St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing in Wichita in 1932.
On October 29, 1932, she married Carol L. Lowe in Hutchinson.
Lowe worked as a registered nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital until its closing and later at St. Mary’s Nursing Home, Wheat Road Nursing Home and nursing homes in Greensburg and Leavenworth. Lowe was a member of the Tisdale United Methodist Church, Kansas Nursing Association and St. Francis Alumni Association for Nurses. She was a 4-H leader at Floral during the 1950s.
Survivors include her husband, Carol, of the home; a daughter, Barbara J. Hartpence of Wichita; a brother, Howard Highsmith of Topeka; two sisters, Ann Phillips of Winfield and Ada Highsmith of Howard; six grandchildren and three great-grndchildren.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 6, 1991 in the Tisdale United Methodist Church, with burial in New Salem Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the Tisdale United Methodist Church.
Unknown Newspaper - MAY 26, 2004
MRS. MARY GERTRUDE LOYD
HOWARD - Mary Gertrude Loyd, 99 of Howard, died Wednesday at Howard Twilight Manor in Howard.
Rosary service will be at 10:15 a.m. and funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Church in Moline with Father Sixtus YeMyint officiating. Interment will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Moline.
Memorials are suggested to St. Mary's Altar Society and donations may be left with Zimmerman Funeral Home, Howard. which is handling the arrangements.
Mrs. Loyd was born Oct. 31, 1904 on a farm near Auburn to Jacob Jr. and Mary Ellen (O'Keefe) Weyrauch. When she was nine years of age, she moved with her family to Elk County where they farmed southwest of Howard.
She married Allen Leo Loyd on May 31, 1922 at Moline. The couple had three children. Mr. Loyd died in 1963.
Following her husband's death, Mrs. Loyd worked at the Farm Bureau office in Howard for five years and then 10 years as district court clerk.
She is survived by a son, Allen L. Loyd Jr., Ottawa; two daughters, Nadine Fickle, Howard, and Mary Burch, Ottawa; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Unknown Newspaper - January 6, 2003
MR. GILES P. LOYD JR. - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
HOWARD - Giles Perry Loyd Jr., 88, of Moline, died Monday at Fredonia Regional Hospital. Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Moline with Pastor Kim Wilcox officiating. Interment will be in Moline Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church and they may be left with Zimmerman Funeral Home, Howard.
Mr. Loyd was born Dec. 12, 1914, in Chautauqua County, to Giles and Sarah (Wortham) Loyd. He attended rural schools.
On July 21, 1934, in Pawhuska, Okla., he married Mildred Lucille Moore and she survives.
Mr. Loyd was a rancher and had worked for Martin-Marietta near Moline, was a painter for the Santa Fe Railroad. and retired as a salesman for Standard Chemical Manufacturing Co. out of Omaha, Neb.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church, was an ordained deacon and served as Sunday school superintendent for many years.
Other survivors include two sons, Larry Loyd, Mulvane, and Michael Loyd, Moline; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
The Winfield Daily Courier - July 7, 2006
MRS. M. LUCILLE LOYD - Submitted by L. Morgan
MOLINE-- M. Lucille Loyd, 88, longtime resident of Moline, died July 4, 2006, in the Hynes Hospice Center at Via Christi Regional Medical Center--St. Francis Campus in Wichita.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Moline. Pastor Tim Adams will officiate. Burial will be in Moline Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard until 9 this evening.
A memorial has been established with the First Baptist Church. Contributions may be left with the funeral home.
Loyd was born April 2, 1918, at Deerfield, Mo., to Robert and Gracie Mae (Williams) Moore. She moved with her parents to Sedan at an early age and attended Sedan schools.
On July 21, 1934, she and Giles Perry Loyd married at Pawhuska, Okla., and to this union were born three children, Larry, Michael and Sharlyn. Her daughter, Sharlyn, died at the age of two years and 22 days on Dec. 16, 1951. After her daughter's death, Loyd was employed as head cook in the Moline school system for eight years.
She then became an insurance representative for Royal Neighbors of America. In 1965, she and her husband moved their family to Nebraska where she was appointed field manager of sales for Royal Neighbors.
In 1970 the family returned to Kansas, and she remained active in the Royal Neighbors organization. She retired on Jan. 1, 1891, after suffering a heart attack. Her husband died on Jan. 6, 2003.
Loyd was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Moline and the Royal Neighbors of America.
Survivors include two sons, Larry Loyd of Mulvane, and Michael Loyd, Moline; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great- grandchildren.
Wichita Eagle - February 24, 1986
MR. ROBERT D. LUKE - Submitted by Jerry Jackson
Fredonia: Robert David Luke, 57, mechanic, died Friday. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Timmons Funeral Home, Fredonia, Kansas.
Survivors: wife, Veva; son, Lawrence of Bonner Springs; daughters, Roberta Peirce of Fort Scott, Connie Nave of Fredonia; brothers, Jimmie Wilson of Coffeyville, Harry Luke of Oklahoma City, Gene McConnaughey of Cheyenne, Wyo.; sister, Gwendolyn Hastings of Derby; five grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society.
Independence Reporter - February 7, 2007
MRS. VEVA M. LUKE
Fredonia - Veva M. Luke, 73, Fredonia, died Thursday at Windsor Place, Coffeyville.
Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the Timons Funeral Home Chapel, Fredonia, with Rev. Gene Benefiel of the Burton Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in the Cresco Cemetery near Howard.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Memorial are suggested to Alzheimer's Foundation and Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and may be left with the funeral home.
Mrs. Luke was born Aug. 19, 1933 near Elk Falls to Henry J. and Ida Mae Graham Belter.
On March 5, 1951 in Miami, Okla. she married Robert D. Luke and he died in 1956. She worked as a cook and custodian in the Fredonia school district. She was a member of the Eagles in Fredonia and M.D.U.
Survivors include a son, Lawrence Luke of Bonner Springs, two daughters, Roberta Peirce and Connie Ogle of Fredonia; one brother, Jimmie Beller of South Coffeyville, Okla.; seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Unknown Newspaper - 1972
MR. PAUL A. LYNAM - Submitted by Dan Durbin
Paul A. Lynam, of Independence, died Thursday night in a Tulsa hospital after a long illness. He was 61.
Mr. Lynam worked for ANCO Manufacturing and Supply in Tulsa and lived in Independence.
He was born in Elk County on Oct. 12, 1910, and he married Martha (Albers) Lynam on Nov. 24, 1967.
Survivors include his wife, Martha, of the home; one daughter, Elizabeth Bantz of Howard; three stepson, Daryl Mott and William Mott of Wichita, and Timothy Mott, Grand Island, Neb.; and two stepdaughters Marcia Burchfield of Neodesha and Gloria Meadows, Independence. Mr. Lynam is also survived by one brother, Ralph Lynam, Moline, three sisters, Edith Durbin and Grace Derby of Moline and Rena Robinson, Wichita; eight granddaughters and one grandson.
Mr. Lynam was a member of the Methodist Church in Moline, and the Masonic Lodge in Electra, Tex.
Services were held Sunday afternoon in the Watt Funeral Home with Rev. Roy Brown of the Howard Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in the Moline Cemetary.
The Moline Advance - January 17, 1929
MR. RICHARD L. LYNAM - Submitted by Dan Durbin
Richard Lee, son of Richard and Sally Lynam, was born in Bath county, Kentucky, August 26, 1836, and departed this life, January 14, 1929, at the home of his daughter Mrs. J. W. Gault, in Howard.
He grew to manhood in Kentucky and on July 17, 1854, was united in marriage with Mary Jane Anderson. To this union were born nine children, six of whom with his wife preceded him to the better world.
Those left to mourn his departure are Mrs. J. W. Gault, of Howard, William A. of Columbus, Ohio, and John of Moline, Kansas, besides his grandchildren and great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
In 1878 he came with his family to Kansas, locating near Valley Center, where he resided for four years. In 1882 he removed his family to Mercer county, Missouri, residing there a few years, returning to Kansas about 30 years ago, since which time he has resided in Elk county. Since his wife's death, thirteen years ago he has made his home with his son at Moline and his daughter at Howard. At the age of 20 years he was converted and joined the Methodist church of which he was a faithful member. In his younger days he took active part in all church work, acting as class leader and superintendent of Sunday school. In his last years he has suffer much but bore his affliction with patience until Jesus called him home. H was a loving husband and father, and honest friend and loved by all who knew him.
Burial service were held at the M. E. church in Howard and interment in Moline cemetery. The pallbearers were his grandson and great grandsons.---HOWARD CITIZEN
Unknown Newspaper - June 27, 1989
MR. GERALD L. LYON - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
HOWARD - Gerald Liford "Tiger" Lyon, 79, a former Howard resident, died Tuesday at the Regency Care Health Center in Joplin, Mo.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard with the Rev. Eva Lou Fletcher, of the United Methodist Church, officiating. Masonic graveside services will be conducted by the Hope Lodge, AF&AM. The Zimmerman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Lyon was born June 24, 1910, at Eureka, to Francis L. and Dora Lee (Goodnight) Lyon. He attended elementary school in Severy and graduated from Howard High School.
On Feb. 29, 1940; he married F. Marie McGrew at Lamar, Mo., and she survives.
For 18 years, Mr. Lyon was the projectionist at the Howard Theater. Then he moved to Wichita where he was employed by Cessna Aircraft Co. He was employed by Sinclair Oil Company for 11 years, and he and his family lived in several communities in southeast Kansas and Oklahoma. He was also employed at Rohm Aircraft in Chula Vista, Calif. and United Technology Corp., in San Jose Calif. He retired in 1976 after working for nine years at the Food Machinery Corp. in San Jose.
Mr. Lyon was known in the Howard area for his skill in painting business signs.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Consistory, Order of the Eastern Star, and the United Methodist Church.
Other survivors include daughter, Jo Renee Marcie, Howard a sister, Mabel Rettig, Sequim Wash.; and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Prairie Star - April 16, 2014
MR. LEWIS G. LYON
Lewis Gene Lyon, 79, a resident of Bartlesville, Okla., formerly of Howard, Kan., died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville.
He was born March 24, 1935 in rural Fredonia, Kan., the son of Frank Andrew and Ruth (Foreman) Lyon.
Lewis was a staff sergeant in the United States Air Force, serving 1952-1961. He was a school principal for a few years and then served as a pastor in the Wesleyan Church for 30 years, retiring in 1994.
On Oct. 4, 1956 in Topeka, Kan., he married Betty Law. She survives at their home in Bartlesville. Survivors, in addition to his wife, Betty, include four children and spouses, Lon and Kim Lyon of Dewey, Okla., Kevin and Merly Lyon of Olathe, Kan., Twila and Gale McCammon of Howard, Kan., Lewis and Melissa Lyon of Bartlesville, Okla.; three brothers, Kenneth Lyon of Olathe, Kan., Garrold Lyon of Benton City, Wash., Frank Lyon of Benton City, Wash.; two sisters, Mildred Boster of Berryton, Kan., and Wilma Kebert of Derby, Kan.; nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
His parents; two brothers, Francis Lyon and Richard Lyon; five sisters, Alice McElwain, Ella Mae Branson, Annabell Friend, Lucille Harmon and Ruth Scott; and an infant daughter preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held on Friday, April 11, 2014 at the Calvary Wesleyan Church in Fredonia with Pastor Loren Rovenstine officiating. Burial was in the Farmington Cemetery, north of Fredonia, with military rites.
A memorial has been established in Lewis’ name with the Calvary Wesleyan Church in Fredonia and contributions can be sent to the funeral home. Words of condolence for the family may be sent to www.timmonsfuneralhome.com.
Timmons Funeral Home, PO Box 168, Fredonia, KS, 66736, is in charge of the arrangements.
Unknown Newspaper - May 8, 1972
MR. IRVIN L. LYONS - Submitted by Dan Durbin
Irvin Lawrence Lyons, 88, of Elk Falls died May 8 at Sedan City Hospital. Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Elk Falls Christian Church with the Rev. Jon Ward officiating. Burial was in the Elk Falls Cemetery under the direction of Watt Funeral Home.
Irvin Lawrence Lyons was born Dec. 12, 1883, at Scranton, Kan., the son of William D. and Winnie (Smith) Lyons. He was a retired Telephone company owner and previously had worked in the oil fields.
He married Orva Beverlin at Howard may 12, 1929 and she survives at the home.
Also surviving is a sister, Miss Ida Lyons, Lawrence, Ks.
Mr. Lyon was a member of the Elk Falls Christian Church, Meridian Lodge Mo. 126 AF&AM of Elk Falls, and Royal Arch of Independence.
Howard Courant - December 5, 1940
MR. LYFORD F. LYON - Submitted by L. Morgan
Lyford Francis Lyon was born on the family homestead near Eureka, Kansas on September 26, 1871 and departed this life at his home in Howard, Kansas on November 27, 1940, age 69 years, two months and one day.
He was the eldest son of D.E. and Ida Lyon.
Mr. Lyon was united in marriage to Dora L. Goodnight in 1906 and lived in Eureka for five years, where he was in business. He and his family moved to Howard in 1911 where he continued in business for 28 years, retiring a year ago because of ill health.
He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, who passed away in 1932.
He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, one daughter, Mabel Lyon Rettig of Grants Pass, Oregon and one son, Gerald L. Lyon of Howard, Kansas, one brother, Leslie of Eureka, Kansas, three sisters; Mrs. Grace Burt of San Jose, California, Mrs. Alta Thomas of San Francisco, California and Mrs. Ora Sluder of Wichita, Kansas, a number of other relatives, nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held from the Moon Funeral Home at Howard, Kansas on Friday, November 29, 1940 at 2:30 p.m., L.V. Osborne, pastor of the Presbyterian church officiating. Mrs. A.T. Ayres, solist, was accompanied by Mrs. Noel Mullendore. Interment was in Grace Lawn cemetery, Howard, Kansas.
Unknown Newspaper - February 1, 1990
MRS. FLORENCE M. LYON - Submitted by FofFG - A.W.
HOWARD -Florence Marie Lyon, 75, died Thursday at the Howard Twilight Manor.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Grace Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Lynn officiating. Eastern Star services will be conducted by Columbia Chapter No. 142. A memorial has been established with the Ronald McDonald House at Wichita and contributions may be left at the Zimmerman Funeral Home.
Mrs. Lyon was born April 16, 1914, at Kiefer, Okla., the daughter of John and Vargie (Williams) McGrew. She attended school at Kiefer until moving with her family to Garnett in 1924. The family moved to Howard in 1931. She graduated from Howard High School in 1932. In 1934, she graduated from the Venus Beauty College at Wichita and for many years operated a beauty shop at Howard.
She was a member of the Howard United Methodist Church. She was a 50-year member of and held dual memberships in, the Columbia Chapter and Grove Chapter No. 209 Order of the Eastern Star.
On Feb. 29, 1940, she married Gerald Liford "Tiger" Lyon at Lamar, Mo. The couple lived in southeast Kansas and Oklahoma before moving to California. In 1978, they moved to Grove, Okla. He died June 27, 1989, and she returned to Howard.
Surviving is a daughter, Jo Renee Marcie, Howard; a sister, Helen Hart, Uniontown; and two grandchildren.
Howard Courant - March 2, 1911
MR. JOSIAH U. LYSTER - Submitted by L. Morgan
Josiah U. Laster, the son of Cornelius and Elizabeth Laster was born in Mercer county, Kentucky October 10, 1818 and departed this life in Elk Falls, Kansas, February 24, 1911 at 5:30 p.m.
In 1830 his parents moved to Johnson county Indiana, where they lived to a ripe old age. Two sisters and a brother, children of this couple still reside there.
It was here that Mr. Laster was united in marriage to Miss Jane Wallace, April 2, 1840. To this union were born nine children, two dying in infancy, William died November 16, 1910. Mrs. Laster died May 26, 1910. Three sons and three daughters survive the father and mother and were at Mr. Lyster's bedside in his last illness assisting in caring for him, and were all present at the funeral service as were also quite a number of relatives.
Descending from this couple and their children are 36 grand children, 38 great grand children and 5 great great grandchildren nearly all of whom are still living. Mr. Laster was very fond of these children and Mr. and Mrs. Lyster's home was always open to them.
Mr. Laster became a Christian in early life. Soon after their marriage, he and his wife united with the Christian church. For seventy years they walked side by side. No wonder Mr. Laster missed her so much after her death. This aged couple were highly esteemed in the community. They lived here thirty five years. Mr. Laster was know far and wide as a man of integrity, upright in his walk and conversation. The funeral was well attended. It was held in the Christian church conducted by Rider Newton Hill assisted by Rev. John A. Pyatt, pastor of the M. E. church. Mrs. J. A. _________ was in charge of the music. The entire service was as requested by Mr. Laster and was a fitting tribute to his memory.
Howard Courant-Citizen - November 18, 1965
MRS. LULU G. LYSTER - Submitted by L. Morgan
Lula Gale Henry, the first child of William C. and Emma E. Henry, was born at Medicine Lodge, Kansas, July 19, 1889. She departed this life at her home in Howard, Kansas, at the age of 76 years, 4 months and 16 days.
while yet a small child, she moved with her parents to a farm near Hamilton, Kansas. There she attended the grade school of Hamilton and the high school of Eureka. She taught one term in Greenwood county.
She joined church at an early age and ever remained true to her early vows.
She was married to William C. Lyster on February 23, 1908. To this union five children were born, three girls and two boys.
In 1918, the W.C. Lyster family moved into the Antioch neighborhood, where they joined the Antioch Methodist church. She was a loyal and dependable worker in the activities of the church and the community activities as long as she lived. She was a member of the Howard Methodist church at the time of her passing.
Any organization to which she belonged was always sure to have the best of her ability and untiring efforts when a job was to be done. Some of the latest organizations to which she belonged were the WSCS, the Auxiliary, and the East Side Quilting club.
Lula, as she was known, was a friend to everyone and a strength to anyone in need. She was never too busy to lend a helping hand. Her family was her life, love, and happiness when she had them around her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Hope Dobson; two brothers, Clyde and Ollie and two of her daughters, Wilma and Denzil.
She leaves to cherish her great kindnesses and lasting love, her husband, Will; one daughter, Melba, and son-in-law Norman May, Cottonwood Falls; two sons, Gale and daughter-in-law Maxine, West Covina, California; Guy and daughter-in-law, Vera of Doncaster, England; two brothers and their families, Glen Henry of Michigan Valley and Wilford Henry of Ottawa, Kansas; a total of 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and an untold number of friends.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 9 at 2:30 p.m., in the Howard Methodist church, with Arthur Frary officiating.
Concluding services and burial at Grace Lawn cemetery. Spurrier-Watt Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.