Family Obituaries, Wills & Funeral Cards

Beery, Amy A. (Green)
5 March 1925 - 4 Feb 1997

Amy A. Beery, 71, of 710 N. Lincoln, died at 11:53 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 197, at her home. She was born March 5, 1925, at Akins, Okla., to Walter and Anne (Emmerton) Green. She grew up and attended schoolsin Stilwell, Okla. In 19443, she moved to Parsons and was employed by the Swift & Co. plant here for several years. She later worked as a housekeeper at the Townsman Motel for about 10 years, retiring in 1995. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church. She enjoyed playing bingo and fishing. She married Dennis Beery Nov. 20, 1944, in Erie. He died June 17, 1993. Survivors include four sons, Mac and Terry, both of Labette, and Ronnie and Dennis, both of Parsons; three daughters, Judy Hazen of Parsons, Barbara Franklin of Labette and Kelli Schoenhofer of Chanute; 19 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Dale Green of Wichita; and four sisters, Dorothy Lockwood of Parsons, Margie Flynn, Mamie Claphan (her twin) and Reba Kester, all of Stilwell, Okla. An infant son and two brothers preceded her in death. The service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. John Chastain officiating. Burial will be in East Bethany Cemetery. Friends may call at their convenience at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home. The family suggests memorial to the American Cancer Society.
Parsons Sun, Parsons, Labette Co., KS

Beery, Charley Reuben
29 May 1884 – 17 Dec 1973

McCune - Charley R. Beery, 89, a retired farmer in the McCune area, died at 8 o'clock Monday night in a Frontenac nursing home after an illness of six months. Beery had lived in the nursing home since 1968. From 1921 until that time, he farmed in the McCune area. He was born on May 29, 1884, at Republican City, a son of I. O. and Marinda Kesterson Beery. He and Liddie Garrison were married in McCune on May 10, 1911, and she died in 1939. He and Mary Goodhall were married later, and she preceded him in death in 1954. Beery was a member of the McCune Christian Church. He is survived by a daughter Mrs. Helen M. Stewart of McCune; two brothers, Dennis of St. Paul and. Clarence of Mount Dora, Fla.; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A son, four brothers and two sisters also preceded him in death. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Stewart Funeral Home in McCune with Harold Billings officiating. Burial will be in McCune Cemetery.

Beery, Clarence Orville “Mike”
13 Nov 1902 – 5 Jan 1990

Beery, George Edward
8 Aug 1887 – 27 Oct 1937

C. R. Beery"s Brother Died at Veterans Hospital

George Beery, brother of C. R. Beery of northwest of town, died Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 at the Veterans Hospital at Excelsior Springs, Mo., at the age of 50 years. He had been seriously sick two weeks. The body has been brought to the Shigley funeral home in McCune but at the time of going to press funeral arrangements had not been made, awaiting for word from relatives at a distance. Burial will take place in the McCune cemetery. Mr. Beery formerly lived near St. Paul, but his home when he died was at Stockton Mo. Where he purchased a residence about a month ago. He was born at Burlington, Kansas August 8, 1887, but spent most of his life in southwest Kansas where he took a homestead near Elkhart. He was a World War veteran, having enlisted in the army in April 1917.   Mr. Beery never married. Survivors include his father, 1. 0. Beery of south of St. Paul; six brothers, C. R, Beery, McCune; Dan Beery and Noah Beery, St. Paul; Ed Beery, Thayer; Sherman Beery, Hudson, Kansas, and Clarence Beery of La Port, Indiana; four sisters, Mrs. Tracy Tucker of Wilberton, Kansas; Mrs. Goldie Riley of St. Paul; Mrs. Mary Patrick , of Mulberry and Mrs. Bertha Bough of Stockton. Mo. There are also a number of nephews and nieces.
McCune Herald, McCune, Crawford Co., KS, October 29, 1937


Funeral services for George Beery, brother of C. R. Beery of NW of town, were held at the local Church of the Nazarene Saturday afternoon, in charge of the Shigley Funeral Home, and burial took place in the McCune Cemetery. Services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Roeber of Pittsburg, former pastor of the local church. Music was furnished by a quartet of Mrs. Geo. Wright, Mrs. J. W. Roeber, N. G. Whitlock, and F. E. Roese, with Mrs. Eunice Garrison as accompanist. Pallbearers were nephews and brother-in-law of the deceased.
McCune Herald, McCune, Crawford Co., KS, November 5, 1937

Beery, Iddo Oradge
27 Aug 1861 – 27 April 1947

First White Child Born in Franklin County,
Died Unexpectedly at Home of His Son, Chas.
Beery Sunday Morning
Buried Tuesday.

I.O, Beery, 85 years old, a resident of the community between McCune and St. Paul since 1891, and the first white child born in Franklin county, Kansas, died unexpectedly at the home of his son, Chas. three and a half miles northwest of McCune Sunday morning at 7:15 o'clock. He was in his usual health, had eaten his breakfast, and went out into the yard where he fell dead. Funeral services were held in the McCune Christian Church, Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Guy Eslick, pastor of the church, and in charge of the Shigley funeral home. Burial took place in the McCune cemetery. The singers were Mrs. Harry Tridle and Mrs. Chester Baker, with Miss Freida Wilson as accompanist, and pall bearers were friends and neighbors as follows: John Mullen, Clyde McGown, L. S. Yockey, J. W. Foust, J. C. Johnson and John Bergman. Mr. Beery was born August 27, 1861 in the settlement which is now Ottawa. Thirty years later, or in 1891 he came to the vicinity of St. Paul, and continued to reside in the community between St. Paul and McCune. Later years he had lived with his children, and for several months had been with his son, Chas. He engaged in farming all his life. He was married to Marinda Ainley at Republic City, Kansas in 1880. She died January 31, 1931. Survivors include six sons, Chas. at whose home he died, Ed, Noah and Dennis of rural St. Paul, Sherman of Hutchinson and Clarence of LaPorte Indiana; three daughters, Mrs. Goldie Riley of Keyes, Okla., Mrs. Bertha Bough, Stockton, Mo. and Mrs. Mary Patrick of Mulberry. There are also forty grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.

Beery, John “Big Red John”
4 Nov 1765 – 31 May 1850

Died in Rushcreek Township, Fairfield County, Ohio on Friday evening the 31 sty of May 1850, Mr. John Beery in the 85th year of his age. Mr. Beery was one of the pioneers of Ohio; he was a native of Rockingham County, Virginia and in the year 1805 settled in Bern township, six miles eat of Lancaster. Here he resided for 5 years when he was called to part with the companion of his youth, since that time he has resided mostly in Rushcreek township. He was a member of the Dunkard church for 50 years prior to his death.
Lancaster Gazette, Lancaster, Fairfield Co., OH, June 7, 1850

Beery, Liddie Ellen (Garrison) Dinsmore
26 May 1887 – 16 Sept 1939

Well Known McCune Woman Died
Saturday Morning at Age of 52
Funeral Held at Nazarene Church Mondlay Morning
Burial Here

Mrs. Lydia Beery, wife of Charley Beery of northwest of McCune, died at Mt. Carmel Hospital in Pittsburg Saturday morning at 3:30 o'clock. Mrs. Beery had been in poor health about a year, and had been in the hospital approximately two weeks. She underwent a serious operation the Monday before her death on Saturday. Funeral services in charge of the Shigley funeral home were held at the local Church of the Nazarene Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. R. A. Kissee, pastor of the church, and burial took place in the McCune cemetery. The following were pallbearers: Geo. Bond, Elmer Spillman, Clyde McGown, Elmer Garrison, John Mullen and Wm. Brown. Music was furnished by a quartet composed of: Mrs. Wright, Elizabeth Kissee, Marvin Kissee and James Wilborn, with Eunice Garrison as accompanist. Mrs. Beery was born Lydia Garrison, near McCune May 26, 1887, and was married in 1910 to Chas. Beery in Girard. During their early married life Mr. and Mrs. Beery lived in the western part of Kansas, but returned to this community twelve years ago, and made their home on a farm one mile north and a half mile west of the Pea Ridge school house. She was a member of the Nazarene Church in McCune, was a well known and highly respected woman of the community. Survivors include the widower, Chas. Beery, and a daughter, Mrs. Virgil Stewart of near McCune; also her mother, Mrs. Minerva Garrison of the home, and two grandchildren. There is a sister, Mrs. Cora Gutshall of Elk Creek. Mo.

Beery, Ronnie L.
1 Nov 1948 - 7 Dec 2003

Parsons – Ronnie L. Beery, 55, of Parsons, died at 3:05 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at his home. He had been in failing health for two years. He was born Nov. 1, 1948, at Parsons to Dennis Jr and Amy A. (Green) Beery. He grew up and attended schools in Parsons. He served in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam era. He was employed at the Wilson Brother’s Sawmill and later with Beachner Grain in Parsons. He also worked on various construction jobs in the Parsons area. Survivors include one son, Adam Beery of the home; one daughter, Ronda Manning of Independence, Kan.; three brothers, Mac Beery of Parsons, Dennis Beery III of South Mound, and Terry Beery of Bartlett; three sisters, Judy Hazen of Parsons, Barbara Franklin of Labette City, and Kelli Schoenhofer of Chanute; and one granddaughter. He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Dale Beery. Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons with the Rev. Martin Warren officiating. Burial will be in East Bethany Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home at their convenience. Arrangements are under the direction of Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home.
Pittsburg Morning Sun, Pittsburg, Crawford Co., KS, December 9, 2003

Bodenschatz, Edith Annie (Blankenship), Early
27 Aug 1892 – 13 Aug 1940

Bough, Charley Edward
2 April 1906 - 20 March 1998

Charley Edward Bough, 92, of Wellington, formerly of Wichita, died Friday, March 20, 1998. He was born April 2, 1906, to Thomas J. and Bertha A. Bough of Stockton, Mo. He married Iva Karnes of Pittsburg on October 31, 1932, at Nevada, Mo. She preceded him in death on Sept. 29, 1996. He was a former resident of the Pittsburg area. Survivors inlcude two sons, Larry Bough and Tommy Bough, both of Kingman; eight daughters, Elsie Bosley, Evylene Kackley and Sharon Gonzalez, all of Wichita, Juanita Bosley of Fall River, Margaret Merz of Kingman, Sherry Upton of Wellington, Kathlene Ewald of Enid, Okla, and Alice Eagerton of Florence, Ala.; a brother, Sammie D. Bough of Pittsburg; 52 grandchildren; 115 great-grandchildren; and 28 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers; four sisters; a son, Charley E. Bough Jr.; and a granddaughter. Graveside services were 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery at Wellington.

Bough, Goldie E. (Cameron)
17 Jan 1911 - 7 Oct 1988

Goldie E. Bough, 77, of 1010 N. Linn, Frontenac, died at 5:10 p.m. Friday Oct 7, 1988, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center. She was born Jan. 17, 1911, to William and Nellie Duff Cameron. She lived in Rich Hill, Mo., for 33 years before coming to Frontenac three years ago. She married Homer F. Bough Jan. 11, 1941, in Stockton, Mo. He preceded her in death June 6, 1988. Survivors include a daughter, Wilma Smardo of 204 N. Labette, Frontenac, two brothers, George Camerson of 109 S. Jefferson, Frontenac and Tom Cameron of Route 1, Pittsburg, a sister Nelllie Falletti, of 1109 N. Cayauga, Frontenac, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Friskel Funeral Home, 230 E.McKay, Frontenac with the Rev. Verl Strong officiating. Burial will be in the Frontenac City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Friends may call anytime after 10 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Bough, Homer F.
17 Oct. 1903 - 6 June 1988

Homer F. Bough, 85, of 1010 N. Linn, Frontenac, died suddenly at his home at 3 p.m. Monday, June 6, 1988. He was born Oct. 17, 1903, in Stockton, Mo., to Tom and Bertha Ainley Bough, He lived in Stockton until moving as a teenager to Mulberry, where he lived for several years. Mr. Bough resided in several state before settling in Rich Hill, Mo., where he lived until moving to Frontenac three years ago. He had farmed most of his life. He married Goldie E. Cameron Jan. 1, 1941, in Stockton, and she survives of the home. Survivors include one daughter, Wilma Smardo of 204 N. Labette, Frontenac; three brothers, Sammie Bough of Pittsburg, John Bough of Vian, Okla. and Charley Bough of Wichita; one sister, Tarcy Runyan of El Dorado Springs, Mo.; four granchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Tom Bough and Bud Bough; and three sisters, Mary Landreth, Florence Bough and Lessie Bough. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Friskel Funeral Home, 230 E. McKay, Frontenac.

Bough, Iva Bell (Karnes)
22 June 1918 - 29 Sept 1996

Iva Bell Bough, 78, of Wichita, died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 1996, at the Kansas Masonic Home at Wichita. She was born June 22, 1918, at Pittsburg, to William H. and Millie Mae Meeks Karnes. She married Charley Bough on Oct. 31, 1932 at Nevada, Mo. Mrs. Bough was a homemaker. She was a member of the Westside Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband of the home; two sons, Larry Bough of Cleveland, and Tommy Bough of Kingman; eight daughters, Elsie Bosley, Juanita Bosley, Evylene Kackley, and Sharon Gonzales, all of Wichita, Margaret Ewald of Enid, Okla., Alice Eagerton of Florence, Ala., and Sherry Upton of Wellington; a brother, Henry Karnes of Pittsburg; three sisters, Leona Ferris and Opal Smith, both of Pittsburg, and Viola Green of Joplin; 52 grandchildren; 97 great-grandchildren; and 35 great-great grandchildren. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Prairie Lawn Cemetery with Pastor Bob McGuire of the First Baptist Church of Wellington officiating.

Bough, John
9 Sept 1915 - 27 Jan 1995

John H. Bough, 79, of Vian, Okla., and formerly of Pittsburg, died Sunday, Jan 27, 1995 at the VA Hospital in Fort Smith, Ark., following a lengthy illness. He was born Sept. 9, 1915 at Stockton, Mo., to Thomas J. and Bertha Ainley Bough. Mr. Bough was a veteran of World War II, having served in the South Pacific. He is survived by his wife Kate of the home; two sons, Sammy W. Bough of Chicopee and John W. Bough of Pittsburg; one daughter, Delores F. Maxton of Scammon; two brothers, Charlie E. Bough of Wichita and Sammie D. Bough of Pittsburg; six stepsons; three stepdaughters; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, four sisters, an infant daughter, a granddaughter and a great-grandson. Services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, 1995 under the direction of the Wheeler Funeral Home of Sallisaw, Okla. Burial was in the Fort Gibson National Cemetery.

Buchert, Leah M. (Stewart)
7 Sept 1908 - 27 Oct 2002

Arcadia - Leah M. Buchert, 94, of Arcadia, died at her home Sunday morning, Oct. 27, 2002. She was born Sept. 7, 1908, at Lawrenceburg, Mo., to Joseph L. and Clara Jaynes Stewart. On June 7, 1927, she married Donald W. Buchert at Columbus. He preceded her in death on May 26, 1967. Survivors include a daughter, Yvonne Esquerio, and a granddaughter, both of Arcadia. She also was preceded in death by her parents; two infant sisters; three brothers, Harry Stewart, Paul Stewart and Wayne Stewart; one sister, Minnie Lee Scott; and a grandson.The family will receive friends from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today at the home of her granddaughter, Kathy Gintner, 600 E. Arcadia St., Arcadia. Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sheffield Cemetery near Arcadia. Arrangements are under the direction of Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home of Fort Scott.
The Morning Sun, Pittsburg, Crawford Co., KS., October 28, 2002

Burk, Clyde Ernest
5 Nov 1901 – 29 Aug 1984

Erie - Clyde E. Burk, 82, of Erie, died this morning at the Katy Memorial Hospital in Parsons following an illness of two years. He was born Nov. 5, 1901, near Girard, to James and Clara (Goff) Burk and he grew up in the Girard area. He married Rosa Stewart on Jan. 10, 1923, in McCune. They spent their married life in Erie. She survives of the home. He was employed by the Neosho County highway department in the maintenance of way department. In 1942, he became a self-employed building contractor until he retired in 1966. Other survivors include: one son, Marvin of Santa Rosa, Calif.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandsons. One brother preceded him in death. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Pierce Funeral Home in Erie with the Rev. Eddie Sowders officiating. Burial will be in the McCune Cemetery.

Burk, Rosa Velma (Stewart)
17 Sept 1903 – 31 July 2003

Erie - Rosa Burk, 99, of Erie, died at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2003, at St. Francis Hospital at Tulsa, Okla. She had been a resident of Arkhaven Home at Erie for the last several years. She was born Sept. 17, 1903, at Washburn, Mo., to Walter and Abbie (Shaver) Stewart. She moved with her family to the Monmouth-McCune area by a horse-drawn wagon and she grew up there. She married Clyde E. Burk on Jan. 10, 1923, at McCune. They moved to Erie shortly after their marriage. He was a building contractor and she kept books for his business. He preceded her in death Aug. 29, 1984. She also worked for the Kansas Army Ordinance Plant in Parsons during World War II. She was a member of the Erie Federated Church. Survivors include one son, Marvin Burk of Lincoln, Calif.; two grandchildren, Tom Burk of Tulsa and Janet Graves of Wichita Falls, Texas; four great-grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Helen Stewart of McCune. She was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McCune Cemetery with the Rev. Ralph Jarboe officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 - 7 p.m. today at the Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Erie.
The Parson's Sun, Parsons, Labette Co., KS., August 2, 2003

Carlin, Blanche C. (Harris)
24 June 1898 - 16 Aug 1991

Arma – Blanche C. Carlin, 93, of Arma, died at 12:12 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 1991, at the Gentry House Nursing Home in Arma. Mrs. Carlin was born on June 24, 1898 in Drywood, to Wess and Bertha Williams Harris. Mrs. Carlin had lived in the Arma area most of her life. She married Clarence Carlin in January 1917. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Arma. Survivors include one brother, Kenneth Harris of Arma, and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathlyn and a son, Roger. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Clifford Harris. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Bedene Funeral Home in Arma with the Rev. Cindy Meyer officiating. Burial will be in the Englevale Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Bedene Chapel in Arma.

Caughey, Opal Elizabeth (Copper) Billington
5 Feb 1906 – 8 Jan 1990

Great Bend – Opal E. Caughey, 83, died Monday, Jan. 8, at Great Bend Manor. Born Feb. 5, 1906, at Cherryvale, she was the daughter of Cecil and Nettie (Garrison) Copper. She married M. R. “Reed” Caughey. He preceded her in death in 1970. Mrs. Caughey had worked in sales and bookkeeping for a realtor in Russell, moving to Great Bend in 1956. She was a 50-year member of the Royal Neighbors of America. Survivors: A son, Bill, Great Bend, and a brother, Clyde C. Copper, Anderson, Ind. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at Russell City Cemetery, the Rev. Julius Ellis officiating. Calling hours at Fryberger Mortuary, Great Bend, are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and 9 a.m. until noon on Friday. Memorials are in the Great Bend Manor Recreation Fund.
The Russell Daily News, Russell, KS, Tuesday, Jan 9, 1990

Cavitt, Jesse Franklin
24 July 1919 - 21 Mar 1924

Jesse Franklin Cavitt was born July 24, 1919, at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Roush, at Lebanon, Iowa, and died March 21, 1924, aged 4 years, 8 months and 21 days. His sunny disposition made him a favorite among all who knew him.While at play Thursday, March 20th, he was seriously injured by a horse. He was taken to the hospital at Keokuk for treatment and all that loving hands and medical skill could do, was done for him. But his precious life could not be restored for God had called him for his own. Lo! the voice of an Angel was heard: "Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for, of such is the Kingdom of Heaven." Little Franklin answered the call. The Angel clasped him in his arms and his spirit was quietly carried from earth to Heaven.He leaves to mourn his death the mother, the father, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Cavitt; a baby brother, John William; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Roush of Lebanon, and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Cavitt of Keosauqua, and many other relatives and friends.

Cobble, Mary Matilda "Mollie" (Whetsel)
14 June 1869 - 18 Feb 1955

Mary Matilda Whetsel, was born in Tennessee, June 14, 1869, and departed this life at her home in Yale, Oklahoma on February 18, 1955. She was united in marriage to John Dudley Cobble, October 3, 1886 in Tennessee. They moved to Missouri in 1889. The lived there nine years then moved to Oklahoma in 1899. She has lived in and around Yale since that time. To this union were born nine children: seven sons and two daughters. Preceding her in death were her husband, three sons and one daughter. She is survived by her four sons and one daughter: Mack, Argel, Earl, Charlie and Mrs. Nellie DeLay of the home address, 31 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren adn 7 great-great grandchildren. She became a Christian early in life and united (by letter) with the First Baptist Church of Yale in 1905 and has remained faithful to her church until death. She will be greatly missed by her family, many friends and neighbors.
Yale Record, Yale, Payne Co., Oklahoma, Thurs., February, 24, 1955

Coffer, Fred R.
1 Dec 1908 - 31 Oct 1971

Fred R. Coffer, 62, a retired farmer and lifelong resident of Chadwick, died at 4:07 p.m. Sunday in Springfield Baptist Hospital. He was a member of the Chadwick Pentecostal Church. Survivors include his wife, Bertha; two sons, Junior R. Coffer of Sparta and Merrill Dean Coffer of Chadwick; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Hammons, Chadwick; four brothers, Robert, Lee and Harrison, all of Oldfield and Arthur of Chadwick; and one grandchild. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Chadwick Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Charley Shipman with the Rev. Charley Shipman officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark.
Christian County Republican, Nov 4, 1971, p1

Copper, Cecil Clinton
27 Sept. 1877 - 8 Feb. 1934

Funeral services for C. C. Copper, formerly of this city, but more recently of Fredonia, who died at his home there Thursday afternoon, will be held at Fredonia at two o'clock Sunday afternoon, following which the body will be brought to Mt. Hope cemetery, of this city for burial. The funeral party expects to reach here at about four o'clock. A short service will be held at the grave here and officers of the Odd Fellows lodge will have charge. Mr. Copper has been ailing for some time, having gone to Arizona last year for his health. He was engaged in the grocery business at Fredonia after 1eaving here four year sago, but recently sold his store there and purchased a small farm east of Independence, where they expected to move in March of this year. While Mr. and Mrs. Copper resided here, having lived in Independence for nearly twenty years, he was engaged as a traveling salesman for a greater part of the time, being identified with the Midwest Grocery Company of Kansas City. He was a member of the Christian Church of Independence and prominent in lodge circles here, being especially active in the Odd Fellows lodge. Mr. Copper was a native Kansan, being born at Cherokee, Kansas. In 1904 he was united in marriage to Nettie Garrison of McCune. To this union were born two children--Opal and Clyde. The daughter now resides at Russell, Kansas, and the son at Omaha, Nebraska. He is survived by the wife, the two children and a step-son, Cecil Winters, who resides in California. The daughter, Mrs. Opal Bullington, was here Saturday to assist in making arraignments for the burial of her father. The Coppers have many friends in Independence who will extend sincere sympathy to the bereaved family.
Independence Daily Reporter, Independence,Montgomery Co., KS, Feb. 10, 1934

Cummings, Augustus. B.
26 July 1825 - 2 April 1897

A. B. Cummings was born July 26, 1825, in Greene County, Tenn., and departed this life, April 2, 1897, about 11 P. M., at the advanced age of 71 years, 8 months and 8 days. He was first united in marriage to Harriet Hale, June 16, 1857, who died May 16, 1860. Two children were born to them, one of which is dead. On July 30, 1865, he again married Jennie Stewart, and of this union seven children were born, two of who are gone before, leaving six children with his second wife to mourn his death. The funeral services were held at the residence by the writer (I. N. Kimbrough), and the Masons took charge and held a service at the grave in the new cemetery, in the afternoon of April 3rd.

Cummings, John A.
13 April 1871 - 3 Feb. 1872

Cummings, John A Died on the morning of the 3rd inst. four miles North of Jonesboro, of Croup, John A, infant son of A. B. and Jane R. Cummings, aged 11 months and 27 days. At twenty-five minutes past 4 o'clock 8.m, his little spirit, on seraph's wings, sped its way through the trackless space amid the soft and silent flakes of snow that was then falling, emblematical of that spotless soul that was its way to that land the blest, where the wicked cease to trouble and the weary are at rest. We can picture our mind's eye his infant soul as it approached the Heavenly mansion of God, and like the dove that was sent out from the Ark, when it found no where to rest, returned and with a gentle tap of its downy wing gave notice to the faithful Patriarch that it had no place whereon to rest its foot. When the gentle tap was heard at the windows of Heaven we imagine it gently opened amid songs of praise and rejoicing that there was one more pure and spotless soul had taken refuge, and crouched gently under the protecting wing of Him who doeth all things well.

"Weep not for those
Who sink within the arms of death
Ere yet the chilling wintry breath
Of sorrow o're them blows;
But weep for them who here remain,
The mournful heritors of pain,
Condemned to see each bright joy fade,
And mark grief's melancholy shade
Flung o're hope's fairest rose."

Davis, Cass Elias
1 Sept 1851 - 16 Jun 1927

Cass Elias Davis, son of David and Elizabeth Davis was born in Ohio, September 7, 1851 where he lived until he was five years of age when he, with his parents came to Iowa, settling on a farm near Lebanon. On December 28, 1876 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Harmon and to this union three children were born. Mrs. Stella Pettit of Mountain Grove, MO., Mrs. Eva Pettit, of St. Clair, MO., and H. O. Davis of Ottumwa, IA. He lived near Milton until about twenty-two years ago when he moved to Nebraska, locating near Table Rock, where he lived until about eight months ago when he came to Iowa to spend the declining years with his children. His wife departed this life twenty-seven year ago. He was married to Mary Effie Bowen in 1900 but she too passed to her rest seven years ago. Since the death of his wife he has spent most of his time among his children where he received the attention and ministry of loving hands, making his last days also happy. When but a young man he became a Christian and united with the Baptist church but when he moved to Table Rock, Nebr., he united with the Christian church and continued in that faith until death. He was honored by the church by having the office of deacon, which office he held for a number of years. Eight months ago he came to Ottumwa, making his home with his son H. O. where he passed June 16, 1927, having reached the age of 75 years, 9 months and 9 days. He leaves to mourn him three children, sixteen grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, four brothers, two sisters and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted from Davis Street Christian Church, at Ottumwa, by the Rev. John W. McKee and internment was made in Edmundson cemetery near Milton.

Cass E. Davis, 75 years old, died at the home of his son, H. O. Davis, 431 Osceola Street, Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock. He is also survived by two daughters, Mrs. Estell Pettit of Mountain Grove, Mo., and Mrs. Eva J. Petitt of St. Clair, Mo., four brothers, Elijah Davis of Selma, Henry Davis of Ottumwa, Eli Davis of Kansas and Neri Davis of Idaho. The funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.

Davis, Elijah
1730/1739 - 7 Nov 1813

To Whom These Presents May Concern

I, ELIJAH DAVIS, of Hampshire County and State of Virginia being advanced in years and declining in Body Tho of Sound mind and memory Blessed by God for his Merces do make and Ordain this as my last Will and Testament mannor following.

I give my Body to the Earth and my Soul to God Who Gave it.

And as for my Worldly Estate with all my property I Devise and give it in manner following: Item 1. Land to my Beloved Wife Ann Davis, the Plantation I now live on with all the appurtainances thereunto belonging with all my movable property during her widowood and if she continues a widow and does not marry, during her natural life, by her giving to my two youngest daughters Sarah and Amilia as I shall hereafter mention. I give my eldest son Thomas Davis the sum of one dollar; I give my eldest daughter Elizabeth Hellyer the sum of one dollar; I give to my second daughter Ann Simmons the sum of one dollar; I give my third daughter Meriam Secrist the sum of one dollar; I also give to my third son Absalom Davis one horse, saddle & bridle, and one cow, and one spining (sic) wheel, and if they are not furnished of in my wife Ann Davis' lifetime with other articles I give to each of them twelve dollars, to be paid by my Executors or either of them, and the moveable property that is remaining after my wife's decease to be sold at public sale by my Executors hereafter named, and to be equally divided between my eight eldest above mentioned and lastly my Plantation I now live on if my wife should decease before my two youngest sons David and Elijah Davis should arrive of age before my wife's decease after her decease the abovementioned Plantation to be equally divided in quantity and quality or value if sold as they two may agree this to be done by my Executors or either of them to my two sons David Davis and Elijah Davis theirs heirs and assigns, forever.

And I do hereby direct constitute and appoiint my trusty friends, Thomas Davis and Ann Davis, my wife, Executors of this my last will and testament renouncing all other wills, deeds of gift and all other testamental writings under my hand and seal this 27th day of May in the year of our Lord 1813.

Signed and Sealed in the Presence of us Present:
Elijah Davis
Stephen Hickle
John Reid
Henry Hickle

Davis, Elizabeth Sade (Cox)
25 Nov 1821 - 19 July 1887

Mrs. David Davis died at the home of her son, Elijah Davis two miles north of Lebanon on Monday evening July 18, and was buried at the Lebanon Cemetery Wednesday morning. Mrs. Davis had been an invalid for several years and for the last year almost helpless.
Milton Herald, Milton, Van Buren Co., Iowa, Thursday July 21, 1887

DeLange, Ruby M. (Kennedy)
15 April 1910 - 9 Aug 2006

GIRARD - Ruby M. DeLange, 96, of Girard, died at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006, in the Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Frontenac, where she was a resident since October 1999. She was born April 15, 1910, in Rush Center, to William Spencer and Carrie Melissa (Smith) Kennedy. She married Joseph Leo DeLange on March 6, 1928, in Girard. He preceded her in death on June 3, 1995. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Girard and a 50-year member of the Electa Chapter No. 23, Order of the Eastern Star of Girard. Survivors include one son, Kenneth DeLange of Joplin, Mo.; one daughter, Arlene Eddy of Saugus, Calif.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Margaret Quirin of Bremerton, Wash. She was preceded in death by one brother, Fred Kennedy; and four sisters, Inez Hobson, Mildred Van Slyke, Dora Tiedemann, and Etta Mae Bringle. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Girard with Rev. Steve Cole officiating. Burial will be in the Girard Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from noon until service time at the funeral home in Girard where friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday. Electa Chapter No. 23 will conduct a Eastern Star service at 1:45 p.m. Monday. Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home of Girard.
The Morning Sun, Pittsburg, Crawford Co., KS, Aug. 11, 2006

Engler, James Albert
10 Dec 1926 – 19 May 1999

James A. Engler, 72, of 1305 S. Rouse, died at 4:44 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, 1999, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center after a sudden illness. He was born Dec. 10, 1926, at Chapman, to Albert A. and Charlotte H. Hassler Engler. He attended area schools. He then attended Kansas State University and received a bachelor's degree in agriculture. He married L. "Maxine" Stewart Hill on Sept. 24, 1973, at Miami, Okla. She survives of the home. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II and the Korean War as a medic. He served from October, 1944, to June, 1952. He was employed by the Social Security Administration as a claims representative. He retired Oct. 10, 1986, after 27 years of service. Before working for SSA, he taught school for a short time. He was a member of the Church of Christ, Masonic Lodge No. 187, and the Pittsburg Kiwanis. Additional survivors include a son, Daniel A. Engler, of Springfield, Mo. two daughters, Margaret Engler, of Kearney, Neb., and Amy Spencer, of Hampton, Va.; two step-children, Mark Hill, of St. Louis, Mo., and Diana Hill, of Pittsburg; a brother, Robert Engler, of Seattle, Wash.; a sister, Nadine Nagle, of Dayton, Ohio; a grand-child; and two step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Wilhelma Engler and Catherine Ryan. The body has been taken for cremation and memorial services will be 7 p.m. Saturday at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway, with Tony Lalli officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home.
The Morning Sun, Pittsburg, Crawford Co., KS, May 21, 1999


Garrison, David Levi
22 Feb 1864 - 9 June 1930

Another Pioneer Citizen Dead
David Levi Garrison Passed Away at His Home Here Monday of the Week, After Several Months of Poor Health

On Monday of this week death claimed another of McCune’s good citizens, when D. L. Garrison passed away at his home on W. 5th Street at the age of 66 years, 3 months, and 17 days. The funeral services were held from the McCune M. E. Church Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. conducted by Rev. J. Richard Williams and burial took place in McCune Cemetery. Music was furnished by a quartet of Mrs. W. E. Harley, Mrs. W. E. Gregg, Grant Whitlock and W. H. Gracey with Mrs. H. L. Stewart at the piano. At the age of four years, Mr. Garrison came to Kansas with his parents from Iowa, where he was born near Selma, on February 22, 1864 and resided on the farm homestead until he grew to manhood. On February 11, 1886 he was united in marriage to Minerva A. Wilson and the rest of his life lived in or near McCune. For a number of years he lived on a farm then a few years in McCune, later going back to the farm but on account of poor health had to give up farming altogether and for the past two years had made his home in McCune. He is survived by his wife and two daughters. One daughter, Mrs. Liddie Beery lives near McCune and the other daughter Mrs. Cora Gutshall lives near Elk Creek, Missouri. One son, Jesse R. Garrison, passed away eight years ago. There are five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. There are also two brothers, E. V. Garrison of Wichita and Dr. G. G. Garrison of Burlington, Iowa, and one sister Mrs. Nettie Copper of Fredonia besides other relatives and many friends. He united with the Baptist Church when 25 years of age and lived a faithful consistent Christian life until the end. He was always a quiet, peaceful citizen, love and respected by all who knew him, and will be sadly missed by his loving companion and other remaining relatives and friends.
McCune Herald, McCune, Crawford Co., KS, Friday June 11, 1930

Garrison, George Washington
8 April 1842 - 6 Nov 1925

Pioneer Kansan Passes
G. W. Garrison Passed Away at the age of 83 years
Funeral was held Monday Afternoon

George Washington Garrison, pioneer resident of Crawford County, passed away at his home on N. Pine St. Friday night at the age of 83 years, 6 months, and 28 days. The funeral services were held from the home Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Ira W. Torrence, and burial took place in McCune Cemetery. Mr. Garrison was born in Ohio April 8, 1842, and when a small boy he moved with his parents to Iowa. At the age of 21 years he was married to Miss Jane Davis in Keosauqua, six years later he and his wife and two small sons came to Kansas and settled on a claim four miles N of McCune where he resided and reared his family, four more children having been born. He was one of the most industrious and prosperous farmers among the early settlers. About twenty years ago he and Mrs. Garrison retired from farming and moved to McCune where he resided until his death. He leaves besides his wife, three sons and one daughter as follows: D. L. Garrison, McCune, E. V. Garrison, Wichita, Dr. G. G. Garrison, Burlington, Iowa and Mrs. Nettie Copper of Independence. A son, Chas. E. and daughter Lillie B. Gold having preceded him. Besides these he leaves 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Mr. Garrison had been in failing health for several years and had been confined to his home the past six months, and peacefully passed away at a ripe old age. He was converted and joined the Baptist Church in early life and lived a consistent member until his death. He and his wife were charter members of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, and their home was always open to the ministers and afforded a welcome to one and all. He lived a quiet and unassuming home life and died as he lived.
McCune Herald, McCune, Crawford Co., KS, Friday November 13, 1925

Garrison, Grayson Gwynne
9 Mar 1912 – Feb 1984

Mountain Home, Ark. – Grayson G. Garrison, 72, died Wednesday at Litchfield Park, Ariz., after a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Prugh Funeral Home in Burlington, where burial will be. Memorials may be made to the building fund of the First Presbyterian Church in Mountain Home or to a charity of one’s choice. Mr. Garrison was born March 9, 1912 in Burlington. He married Mary Bowman Sept. 15, 1935, in Iowa City. He was a 1937 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He was a 50-year member of the Burlington Masonic Lodge. He served overseas during World War II and retired from the Air Force in 1968 to Mountain Home. Survivors include his wife of Mountain Home; two daughters, Sandy Garrison of Atlanta, Ga., and Marybeth (Mrs. Wayne) Roberts of Litchfield Park, Ariz.; one brother C. T. Garrison of Salt Lake City, Utah; and two grandsons. His parents died earlier.

Garrison, Harry Lauren
25 Feb 1920 – 6 May 2001

Garrison Loved Baseball
Harry Garrison Truck Driver

While serving in the U. S. Army from 1944 to 1945, Harry L. Garrison was part of the elite force, “Merrill’s Marauders,” in China, Burma and India. He was a replacement to go in after the group was practically annihilated. He worked as a civilian truck driver at Moffett Field for the U. S. Navy. He loved baseball, especially the Sty. Louis Cardinals. Mr. Garrison, 81, died Sunday in Feather River Hospital. He moved to Paradise from Cupertino four years ago. He was born to Jesse and Laural Garrison in McCune, Kan. He also married his wife, Marjorie there on May 11, 1941. She survives him, as do a son, Harry Jr. of San Francisco; two daughters, Patricia Letts of Greenville and Janet McCalister of Paradise; a sister Helen Van Auken of Paradise; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A service was held Thursday at Rose Chapel Mortuary. He will be interred at Paradise Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Fund in care of Neurological Institute, 171 W. 168th St., New York, NY 10032.

Garrison, Howard Jayson
17 July 1892 - 24 Sept 1958

Howard J. Garrison Is Dead
Chief P. & M. Electrician, Pittsburg Resident 40 Years Was 66

Howard J. Garrison, 66, chief electrician at the Pittsburg and Midway Coal Mining Company and a resident of 1502 S. Elm, died at 11:00 o'clock Wednesday night at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. Mr. Garrison had been ill several months, seriously three weeks. He had been at the medical center since last Saturday, and was a patient at Mt. Carmel before that. Born July 17, 1892 in Independence, Mr. Garrison came to Pittsburg in 1918 and had resided here since.
He was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Margaret Garrison of the home; 4 daughters Mrs. Alice Mundt, Norton, Ks. Mrs. Grace Schenk and Mrs. JoAnne Heut of L.A., Mrs. Jean Radley, Wichita, 1 son Dale Garrison, Farmington, Mass. 2 step-daughters Mrs. Margaret Southard, Greenville, Ks. and Mrs. Shirley Hamilton, Pine Ridge, S. Dakota; 1 step-son John Robinson of the home, a sister Mrs. L.L. Lawrence, Sedalia, Missouri and 19 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Brenner Funeral Home.
Pittsburg Headlight, Pittsburg, Crawford Co., KS, Thursday September 25, 1958

Garrison Rites
Rites for Howard J. Garrison, 66, chief electrician at P.& M. Coal Mining Company and a resident of 1502 S. Elm, who died Wednesday night, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Brenner Chapel. Rev. Jacob Zimmerman will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery.

Garrison, Jesse Renric
13 Mar 1895 - 21 Mar 1922

Young McCune Man Dead
Death of Jesse R. Garrison Comes as Shock to his Many Friends in the Community

Jesse R. Garrison who had been sick with pneumonia following flu for several days passed away at his home on Main Street Tuesday morning at 1 o’clock at the age of 27 years and 8 days. The funeral services were held from the Methodist church Wednesday afternoon at 2:00, conducted by Rev. H. I. Dolson and the remains were buried in the McCune Cemetery. Jesse Garrison was a native of this community having been born on a farm SW of town, march 13, 1895, and he grew to manhood on a farm W of town. A few years ago after his marriage to Miss Laurel Spillman in 1917, he moved to McCune, where he engaged in the auto livery business, which business was his occupation at the time of his death. He is survived by his widow and two children, father and mother and two sisters, Mrs. Liddie Beery of McCune and Mrs. Cora Gutshall of Elk Creek, Missouri, besides other relatives and friends. Jesse was a member of the Methodist Church, having united with the New Hope Church at the age of 17, and was a steady young man, who was well liked by all. He was a worthy young man, and many friends will mourn with the wife and children and other relatives and loved ones in their bereavement.
McCune Herald, McCune, Crawford Co., KS, Friday March 24, 1922

Garrison, Margaret (Davis) Robinson
11 July 1896 – 22 Nov 1965

Mrs. Garrison is Dead at 69

Mrs. Margaret Garrison, 69, retired Pittsburg café manager who resided at 1502 South Elm died at 11:50 a.m. Monday at Mt. Carmel hospital. She had been hospitalized since Nov. 21. Mrs. Garrison was born July 11, 1896, in Boone, Ia., She came to the Pittsburg area with her parents as a child. After her first marriage she moved to Texas, returning to Pittsburg in 1934. From 1940 to 1946 she manager Huff’s cabin café and Coney Island No. 2 in Pittsburg. She and Howard Garrison were married Dec. 26, 1946, in Pittsburg. He died in September of 1958 in Pittsburg. Memberships were held in the Presbyterian Church; Rob Morris Chapter No. 74, O. E. S.; White Shrine of Jerusalem; Daughters of the Nile; the American Legion Auxiliary, and Sunflower Belles HDU. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Southard, Clay, Ky., and Mrs. Shirley Hamilton, Aurora, Mo,; one son John S. Robinson, of the home; four step daughters, Mrs. Alice Mundt, Lincoln, Neb.; Mrs. Grace Schenck, Los Angeles; Mrs. Jean Bradley, Wichita; Mrs. Jo Anne Hunt, Gardena, Calif; one step son, Dale Garrison, Oakland, Calif; one sisters Mrs. E. H. Citron, Overland Park, Kas; one brother, George H. Davis, 416 West Quincy, and 22 grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Ellsworth Funeral Home. Dr. Home Keith will be in charge. The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 9 o’clock tonight at the Ellsworth Chapel. Interment will be in Highland Park cemetery.
Pittsburg Headlight, Pittsburg, Crawford Co., KS. Nov. 23, 1965

Garrison, Maria Jane (Davis)
16 May 1843 - 29 April 1928

Another Pioneer Dead
Aunt Jane Garrison, a Crawford County Pioneer, Died Sunday Morning
Funeral was Held Tuesday

Aunt Jane Garrison, one of the fine old ladies of McCune passed away at the home of her son, D. L. Garrison in this city, Sunday morning about 10:00 am, at the age of 84 years, 11 months and 13 days. She had been in poor health most of the winter. The funeral services were held from her home on N. Pine Street Tuesday morning at 10:30 am conducted by Rev. Ashley Rodstool and burial took place in the McCune Cemetery. Maria Jane Davis was born May 16, 1843 near Sarahsville, Ohio where she lived until twelve years of age when she moved with her parents to Keosauqua, Iowa. At the age of twenty years she was united in marriage to George W. Garrison. Five years later they moved to Kansas where they homesteaded on their farm four miles NE of McCune. To this union six children were born as follows: D. L. (Levi) Garrison of McCune, Charles deceased, Ed of Wichita, Grayson of Burlington, Iowa, Lillie deceased and Nettie Copper of Independence. There are also 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She professed the Christian faith early in life, and held her membership in the old Mt. Caramel Baptist Church. Her husband preceded her in death November 6, 1925. Besides the above relatives, she is survived by one half-sister Hester Williams of Englevale, and four half-brothers as follows: Eli Davis of Girard, Neri Davis of Iola, Elijah Davis and Henry Davis who live in Iowa.
McCune Herald, McCune, Crawford Co., KS, Friday May 4, 1928

Garrison, Minerva Ann (Wilson)
5 Mar 1869 - 16 Dec 1940

Dies After Long Illness
Mrs. Minerva Garrison, Widow of D. L. Garrison
Died Monday Afternoon at Home Northwest of McCune
Funeral Held Wednesday Afternoon

Mrs. Minerva Garrison, 71 years old, died at her home three miles northwest of McCune Monday afternoon, after having been in poor health for some time. Funeral services in charge of the Shigley Funeral Home, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the McCune Church of the Nazarene, conducted by Rev. J. J. Steele, well known minister of the Nazarene Church of Coffeyville. Burial took place in the McCune Cemetery. The singers were Rev. Nesseth and Fred Hepson, members of the evangelistic party that recently held a meeting here and Mrs. George Wright and Miss Erma Boothe. Pallbearers were Ed Beery, Chas. Beery, Dr. J. C. Ennis, Virgil Stewart, Bill Brown and W. A. Borden. Mrs. Garrison whose maiden name was Minerva Wilson, was born March 5, 1869 in Illinois and came to Kansas with her parents in 1881, settling in Crawford County, and this community was her home the rest of her life. She was married to David (Levi) Garrison in this community, February 11, 1886. Mr. Garrison died in June 1930. Mrs. Garrison was the mother of three children. A son died in 1921, and her eldest daughter, Mrs. Chas. Beery died in September 1939. Another daughter, Mrs. Cora Gutshall of Elk Creek, Mo survives. Other survivors are five grandchildren and three great grandchildren, also one brother, Harve Wilson of Rozel, Kansas. She made her home with her son-in-law, Chas Beery of northwest of town, and for a number of weeks, her granddaughter, Mrs. Harold Noirfalise of Elgin, Illinois was here helping care for her. Early in life she united with the Baptist Church, but later became a member of the McCune Church of the Nazarene.
McCune Herald, McCune, Crawford Co., KS, Friday December 20, 1940

Gideon, Goldie E. (Quigley)
13 April 1903 – 5 March 1996

Eldon – Goldie E. Gideon, 92, formerly of Eldon, died at 7 a.m. March 5, 1996, at Van Buren good Samaritan Center in Keosauqua. She was born April 13, 1903, in Davis County to Charles and Laura McMickle Quigley. She married Willis Gideon Feb. 27, 1921, in Carrier, Okla. He preceded her in death July 24, 1968. She was raised and educated in Davis County, living most of her life in Eldon before moving to the care center in 1994. She was a homemaker and had worked as a cook for Cardinal Schools for nine years. She was a member of Eldon Christian Church. She is survived by two sons, Richard of Eldon and Robert of Winterset; a daughter, Mary Cady of Bay St. Louis, Miss.; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a great-great granddaughter and two sisters, Gladys Fiedler and Gravois Mills, Mo. And Mary Pautsch of Enid, Okla. She was preceded in death by two grandchildren; a great-grandson; four brothers and a sister. The service will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at Campbell-Kremer funeral Home in Eldon, the Rev. Zeph Wallis officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery near Floris. Visitation will begin at noon Thursday at the funeral home with family present from 7 to 8 p.m. Pallbearers will be Jim Chrisman, Allen and Otis Jarvis, Jim Klenk, Kenneth Major and Dell Shannon. Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Activity Fund or Eldon Christian Church.

Gideon, Ila Helen (Lanman)
1 Oct 1897 – 13 July 1966

Pulaski – Mrs. Ila Helen Gideon, 68, Pulaski, died Wednesday afternoon at Davis County Hospital, Bloomfield, as a result of injures suffered in car accident Sunday afternoon west of Troy. Preceded in death by husband, Lawrence, April 10, 1966; 2 sisters. Life-time resident of Davis County; member of Bethlehem Christian Church near Floris, where she had resided for many years. Survivors; two sisters – Mrs. Corda McClure of Bloomfield; Mrs. Emma Carroll of Ottumwa; one brother – Marvin Lanman of Selma; two foster sons – Ernest Gideon of Floris; Earl Clifford Hem of Idaho Falls, Idaho. Service is Saturday, 2 p.m., Bethlehem Christian Church. The Rev. K. Gene Carroll of Boone, nephew of Mrs. Gideon, officiating. Burial in Bethlehem Cemetery. Body at Pedrick Funeral Home in

Gideon, Richard Leon
3 July 1923 - 23 Dec 1999

Eldon – Richard L. Gideon, 76, of Dade City, Fla., formerly of Eldon, died Dec. 23, 1999 at his home. He was born July 3, 1923, in Floris to Willis and Goldie Quigley Gideon. He married Viola Floyd on June 16, 1946, in Lancaster, Mo. He graduated from Selma High School and lived most of his life in the Eldon area. He worked for John Morrell and Co. and Oscar Mayer in Davenport. He had recently moved to Dade City. He served his county with the Navy during World War II. He is survived by his wife; a son, Sonny Griffitts of Chino, Calif.; a daughter, Connie Chrisman of Wesley Chapel, Fla.; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a brother, Robert Gideon of Winterset; and a sister, Mary Cady of Bay St. Louis, Miss. He was preceded in death by a grandchild. The service will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kremer Funeral Home in Eldon, the Rev. George Conz officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery near Floris. Pallbearers will be Kenneth Quigley, Allan Jarvis, Jim Klenk, W. C. Vandegrift, Howarad Fite and Ross Wells. Open visitation will begin at noon today with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Christian Church in Eldon.

Gideon, Willis
5 Sept 1899 – 24 July 1968

Funeral Pending for Gideon, 68

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Campbell Funeral Home in Eldon for Willis Gideon, 68, who died at his home in Eldon at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday. He had been in poor health for several years. He was born Sept. 5, 1899 in Davis County to Charles Otis and Sadie Miller Gideon and had farmed in Davis County most of his life. He was employed at the Philco-Ford plant in Fairfield for 11 years until he retired. He was a member of the Bethlehem Christian Church. He married Goldie Quigley on Feb 27, 1921. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Richard of Eldon and Robert of Winterset; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Cady of Cedar Rapids; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; and a brother, Elmer of Fairfield. He was preceded in death by two brothers

Hacker, Sarah "Sadie" Margaret (Robinson) Garrison
27 Sept 1871 - 15 Sept 1947

Mrs. Sadie Margaret Hacker, 75, of Forrest, Illinois, died, at Forrest at 12:30 a.m. [Monday] today. She had been ill for two years. The funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Erwin Funeral Home, Pontiac. The Reverend R. G. Hershey, pastor of the Baptist church here, will officiate. Burial will be in the Pontiac south side cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after tomorrow noon. Sarah was born 27 September 1871 in Lively Grove, Illinois, a daughter of William and Margaret [Kennedy] Robinson. She married Grayson Garrison on the 5th of March 1891. They divorced and she later married Martin Hacker on 08 August 1898. They divorced and she never remarried. Mrs. Hacker lived in Forrest about 35 years. She was a member of the Christian Church. Survivors are two daughters; Mrs. Alberta Meisenholder of Pontiac, and Mrs. Veva Mies of Terre Haute, Indiana, also a son, Fred Garrison; four brothers, William, John and George Robinson of Pontiac, and James Robinson of Lincoln; three sisters, Mrs. Jannie Duerock of Boise, Idaho; Mrs. Mary Lund of Irvington, Illinois; and Mrs. Addie Rather of Forrest. A daughter, Lacine Hacker, preceded her in death and two children died in infancy. Her father died in 1930 and her mother in 1936
Obituary courtesy of William Robinson, great-nephew

Gier, Margaret Elizabeth (Stewart)
6 Mar 1913 - 10 Dec 1999

Carthage -- Margaret E. Gler, 86, of Carthage, died at 5:49 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, at McCune Brooks Hospital, Carthage. She was born March 6, 1913, at Pittsburg, to Ira and Pearl Farley Stewart. She attended school at Pittsburg and graduated from Pittsburg High School in 1930. She attended Pittsburg State University from 1930 to 1932. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Carthage. She married Leland J. Gler on Sept. 13, 1934, at Pittsburg. He preceded her in death on July 11, 1983. Survivors include a sister, Mildred Stewart, of Pittsburg, two nieces; a nephew; four great-nieces; four great-nephews; eight great-great- nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Claud and Donald Stewart; a sister; Merle Gohr; and a niece. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at The Highland Park Cemetery, Pittsburg, with Dr. S. Ray Crews officiating. Arrangements are under direction of the Ulmer Funeral Home of Carthage.
Pittsburg Morning Sun, Pittsburg, Crawford Co., KS, December 13, 1999

Gohr, Merle (Stewart)
20 March 1904 - 5 June 1995

Merle “Nannie” Gohr, 91, of 808 W. Euclid, died at 9:04 p.m. Monday, June 5, 1995 at Mt. Carmel Medical Center following a four-month illness. She was born March 20, 1904 in Washburn, Mo., to Ira A. and Pearl Farley Stewart. She came with her parents to Pittsburg in a covered wagon at the age of seven. She attended schools in Pittsburg and lived in the community for 84 years. She and her parents operated the Dragon Inn from 1939 until 1950. Mrs. Gohr also operated a nursery for 20 years at the Presbyterian Church. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church for more than 60 years, the Women’s Church Circle and the Senior Citizens Group. She also taught Sunday school class for 16 years. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Evans of St. Joseph, Mo., and Bonnie Long of Eldorado; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mildred Stewart of Pittsburg and Margaret Gier of Carthage, Mo.; and a son-in-law, Bryson C. Clark of 405 W. Euclid, who helped proved for her care. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty J. Clark, a twin of Barbara, on June 22, 1993; and two brothers, Donald and Claude Stewart. Services will be 2 p.m. today at St. John’s Lutheran Church with the Rev. James Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, 114 E. Fourth St.

Hammonds, Darrel Eugene
11 Jan 1931 – 26 Oct 1978

Hammonds, Raemae Lee (Stewart) McGown
24 Sept 1934 – 24 Nov 1971

McCune - Raemae Lee Hammonds, 63, of McCune, died at 10:11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 24, 1971 at her son’s home at McCune after an illness. She was born Sept. 24, 1934, at McCune to Virgil and Helen Beery Stewart. She was a 1952 graduate of McCune Rural High School. She married Donald Dean McGown on Jan. 30, 1953. They later divorced. She married Darrell Eugene Hammonds on Nov. 30, 1970, at Miami, Okla. Mrs. Hammonds worked as a waitress at Grace's Restaurant at McCune. She then worked as a bookkeeper for the McCune Farmers Union Co-op. She also was the McCune city clerk for 23 years, retiring in 1995 due to ill health. She was a member of the McCune Christian Church of McCune and charter member of the Xi Eta Phi Chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority for 31 years. Survivors include three sons, Gary Dean McGown and Steven Ray McGown, both of McCune and Scott Hammonds of Pittsburg; a daughter, Karen Sue Myers of McCune; her mother, Helen Stewart, of McCune; a sister, Maxine Engler of Pittsburg; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, an infant brother, an infant sister, and an infant son. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at the McCune Cemetery, McCune, with the Rev. David Kern officiating. Family will be at the son's home at 508 S. Maple, McCune. Arrangements are under the direction of the Murdock Funeral Home.
The Morning Sun, Pittsburg, Crawford Co., KS, November 26, 1997

Harris, Clifford
5 Mar 1905 – 11 Oct 1989


Arma – Clifford “Bucky” Harris, 84, of Arma, died at 6:35 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, 1989, at Hospital District No. 1 in Girard. He was born on March 5, 1905, at Drywood to John W. and Bertha Williams Harris. A retired employee of the Skelly Oil Refinery in El Dorado, he lived in El Dorado until moving back to Arma in 1981. On Sept. 27, 1927, he married Mary Scott at Wichita. She survives. Mr. Harris was a member of the Knights of Columbus at El Dorado. Additional survivors include a sister, Blanche Carlin and a brother, Kenneth Harris, both of Arma. He was preceded in death by a brother, William Harris. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Sty. Joseph’s Catholic church in Arma, with the Rev. David O’Leary officiating. Burial will be in the Englevale Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the Bedene Funeral Home in Arma. The rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral chapel.
The Morning Sun, Pittsburg, Crawford Co., KS, Oct. 12, 1989

Harris, John Wes
27 April 1871 – 1 Nov 1923

J. W. Harris Caught by Rockfall in Patton No. 5

Englevale – J. W. Harris, 52 years old, resident of Englevale many years was instantly killed about 11:30 o’clock this morning when struck by a falling rock at mine No. 5 on the Patton Coal & Mining Company tract, where he was working. But few particulars of the accident could be obtained early this afternoon. Harris is survived by a wife and four children, Clifford, Kenneth, and William of the home and Mrs. Blanche Carlin of Arma. He was one of several men who were operating the coal mine as a partnership enterprise. The body was taken in charge by the Arma Undertaking Company. Funeral arraignments are incomplete.
Pittsburg Daily Headlight, Pittsburg, Crawford Co., KS, Thursday, Nov. 1, 1923

Hill, Fletter Ann (Robinson)
14 Dec 1892 – 16 Feb 1989

Fletter Ann Hill, 96, Neosho, died at 1:40 p.m. Thursday at Sale Hospital after a long illness. Mrs. Hill was born Dec. 14, 1892, at Beaverton, Ala., and had lived in Neosho since 1958. She was a Methodist. She married Claude W. Hill on Feb. 14, 1908, at Beaverton. He died in 1948. Survivors include two sons, William Junior Hill, Joplin, and Raymond Hill, DeWitt, Ark.; a daughter, Ethel Mae Lowe, Marshfield; 33 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Mason-Woodward Mortuary, Joplin, Don Deffenbaugh, minister, will officiate. Burial will be Osborne Memorial Cemetery, Joplin. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will be at the home of a granddaughter, Dorothy Spoon.

Hughes, Ellery Theodore
23 June 1893 - 12 Nov 1966

Fort Madison – Ellery Theodore Hughes, 73, Fort Madison, died 1:25 a.m. Nov 12. Ill for three years. Services at 1 p.m. Monday, Farr Memorial Chapel in Fort Madison. Burial in Moneys Bethlehem Cemetery, near Selma, the Rev Roy G. Ives officiating. Born June 23, 1893 at Eldon to O. B. and Margaret Jane Gideon Hughes. Lived in Fort Madison for 25 years. Retired painter and merchant. Married Mary E. Spilman Feb 5, 1914 at Christian Church in Ottumwa. Member of Aurora Lodge No. 50 A. F. and A. M. of Milton. President of Lee County Protest Zoning Association, president of State-Wide Basic Freedoms, Inc. until ill health caused him to resign. Survivors: widow; one daughter, Mrs. Yosanda Gilchrist of Fort Madison; one sister, Mrs. Thomas Drennen of La Mesa, Calif; one grandson.

Kennedy, Fred L.
25 Jan 1907 - 27 Jan 1999

GIRARD -- Fred L. Kennedy, 92, of Girard, died at 12:05 p.m. Jan. 27, 1999, at the Heritage Nursing Home at Girard, where he had been a resident since December of 1998. He was born Jan. 25, 1907, near Pawnee Rock at Pawnee County, to William Spencer and Carrie Melissa Smith Kennedy. He attended Myers Grade School in rural Girard and Cherokee High School. He married Nola Inez Rose on Jan. 26, 1927, at Beulah. She preceded him in death in July of 1989. Mr. Kennedy farmed in rural Girard before moving to Girard, where he worked as a carpenter. He was a member of the United Methodist Church at Girard. He was a 50-year member and past master of the Girard Lodge No. 93 A.F. & A.M. He also was a member of the Hiram Chapter No. 30, Silver Trowell No. 27, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Jointers of America, the Friends of Historic Girard, the Senior Sportsman Club of Kansas, A.A.R.P. and Palestine Commandry No. 28. He was a 50-year member of the Electa Chapter No. 23 Order of the Eastern Star at Girard. He was honored by the Girard Rainbow Girls Assembly No. 37 by being appointed to the Grand Cross of Colors in appreciation for his many years of service as a member of the Rainbow Board and a Mason-in-attendance. Survivors include a daughter, Gloria Van Norsdell of Pleasanton; three sisters, Ruby DeLange of Joplin, Mo., and Etta Mae Bringle and Margaret Quirin, both of Washington state; and a granddaughter. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Inez Hobson, Mildred Van Slyke and Dora Tiedemann. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home at Girard with the Rev. Lucille Barb officiating. Burial will be in the Girard Cemetery. Order of the Eastern Star services will be conducted by the Electa Chapter No. 23, Girard. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where friends may call after 10 a.m. Friday. Masonic rites will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home by the Girard Masonic Lodge No. 93, AF & AM. Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home.
The Morning Sun, Pittsburg, Crawford Co., KS, 28 Jan. 1999

Kesterson, Aquilla (Fry)
8 Oct 1687 - 8 Nov 1792

Written 26 Mar 1761
Proved 8 Nov 1762
Northumberland Co., VA

In the name of God Amen this 26th day of March 1761, I Quilla Kesterson of the Parrish of St. Stephens in the County of Northumberland being weak and crasy [sic] of body but of sound and perfect mind and memory thanks be to Almighty God for the same and calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all mankind to die do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I recommend my soul into the hands of God who gave it, hoping through the merits of Christ my Blessed Saviour to obtain a pardon for all my sins, and my body to the ground to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the directions of my Executor hereafter named. And as for my Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me in this life with, I give and devise and dispose of the same in the following manner form Vizt – First I give and bequeath to my beloved son George Kesterson one shilling. Secondly I give and bequeath to the heirs of my beloved son John Kesterson one shilling. Thirdly I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Ann Hayes one shilling. Fourthly to my beloved daughter Judith Tignor one shilling. Fifthly I give to my beloved daughter Winifred Wright one shilling. Sixth I give and bequeath to my daughter Hannah Ritter Webb one shilling. Seventhly I give and bequeath all the remaining part of my estate be it of what nature kind or quality soever stock house hold goods or any other thing to me belonging after all lawful debts and funeral expenses discharged, they and their increasing to my beloved granddaughter Sarah Smith and her heirs and assigns forever. Eighthly my children above mentioned have all received their full part of share of their deceased father George Kesterson’s estate and what I have here given is but just my part of my deceased husband George Kesterson’s Estate and what improvements I have gained thereto since divided. Ninthly I nominate, constitute and appoint my trusted friend George Smith my one only whole and sole executor. Witness: Beverly Keeve (Keene), Joseph Beekly, John Leach, John Flynt. Proved 8 Nov 1762 by oath of George Smither, Joseph Beekly and John Leach.

Kesterson, Elizabeth Sade (Brooks)
27 April 1830 – 5 April 1915

Mrs. Elizabeth Kesterson (Brooks) born 17 Apr 1830 near Lexington KY d. 5 apr 1915, wife of Charles Kesterson. Survivors: Children. Mrs. Beery of Raleigh, KS, Mrs. Davis and William who have cared for the home farm. Mrs Reed of Holdredge, NE, Mrs. Ligget of Ft. Collins, Co., Mrs. Smith of Ashland, NE, John of Carroll, NE, George of Hay Springs, NE. 36 Grandchildren. 23 Great Grandchildren. Moved with family to MO at age 7. Came to Tabor 1856. Made home with Jesse West whose home was station on the Underground Railway. Moved to farm after marriage where she lived almost 60 years. She and husband were among the first members of Tabor Baptist Church.
Malvern Leader, Malvern, Mills Co., Iowa, April 22, 1915

Kesterson, Thomas Jefferson
21 July 1842 - 31 May 1928

Death Claims G.A.R. Vetern
Thomas Kesterson, 85, Answers Call on May 31

Taps sounded last Thursday, May 31, for another one of the G.A.R. members, when Thomas Kesterson, beloved resident of this community for many years died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Haas here. Mr. Kesterson served for three years in the Union army during the Civil War from 1862 to 1865, when he was mustered out of service in October. He had been a comrade in the post here for many years. He was born in Tennessee in 1842 and died at the age of 85 years. In 1869 he was married Miss Miranda Brown, who preceded him in death. Ten children survive him. They are, Charles and Franklin of Chico Calif, Mrs. Hattie Wilbur, Mrs. Emma Cummigns, Mrs. Mary Haas, Louis of Albion, Mrs Ida Warford from Arcadia, Samuel of Ekainha, Montana and Mrs. Fannie Kline of Chappell and John whos residence is not known. There were 39 grandchildren and 29 great grandchilren who also survive Mr. Kesterson. Two brothers, Will of Malvern Iowa and James of Latham Kansas and two sisters, Mrs Kate Long of Emerson Iowa and Mrs Mary Smith of Nebraska are also among the mourners. Funeral services were held at 1:30 Monday afternoon from the Baptist church in Albion and the remains were laid to rest in Rose Hill Cemetery. Members of the G.A.R. and Loyal Ladies and of the American Legion attended the funeral in a body. Rev. H.O. King officiated at the services
Albion Aurgus, Albion, Boone Co., Nebraska, June 7, 1928

Kesterson, William
12Feb 1735 – about 1821

Will Dated - 5 Apr 1819
Will Proved Apr 1821

In the Name of God Amen. I "William Kesterson Senr of the County of Greene & state of Tennessee being weak in body but of sound and perfect memory blessed be God for the same calling to remembrance the uncertainty of this life and the certainty of death and being desirous so to order and dispose of what Estate God and his mercy has been pleased to bless me with do make, constitute and ordain this my last will and Testament in manner and form as follows (that is to say) Imprimis I give and bequeath my precious and immortal Soul to God who gave it and as to what worldly Estate God has been pleased to bless me with my will and meaning is that it be so ordered and disposed of as by this my will and Testament is hereafter mentioned all my just debts and funeral expenses being first paid. Item -I give and bequeath unto my Grand Son Henry Kesterson all my land & improvements whereon I Now live containing Eighty Acres it being the Same more or less so long as he may live thereon but in case he leaves the land and does not live thereon my will and desire is that my son Wm Kesterson shall have it to dispose of as he may think proper. Item -I give and bequeath unto my Grand daughter Nancy Kesterson the daughter of William Kesterson fifteen dollars to be paid out of Moveable property the balance of my Estate not already mentioned, my will and desire is that it be sold and equally divided between my Sons John Kesterson, Wm.Kesterson, and my daughter Nancy Bowlin finely I do constitute, appoint and ordain my son Wm. Kesterson my Whole Sole Executor of this my last will and Testament and it is my will and desire that he be not compelled to give Security for the faithful administration of the Same in Witness where unto I have set my band and seal this 5th day of April, 1819. William Kesterson ( Seal) Witnessed: Edward Conway Thomas L Hale
Roll # 387: Probate Records (County or Chancery Court) Wills: Vol.: 0-00 1780-1828: Tennessee State Archives

Kloster, Emma M. (Shaver), Metz
9 Oct 1907 - 2 Sept 1994

Emma M. Kloster, a Leavenworth homemaker, died Friday, Sept. 2, 1994 at St. John Hospital. She was 86. She was born Oct 9, 1907 in Leavenworth, the daughter of Mack and Mary Cord Shaver. She married Walter S. Metz in Leavenworth in 1922. He died in 1954. She married Sherman George Kloster in 1955 in Leavenworth. He died in 1957. Mrs. Kloster was a lifelong resident of Leavenworth and enjoyed sewng. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, the VFW, the Cooties, the American Legion and War Mothers. Survivors include a daughter, Jane Leopold, Pahrump, Nev.; five sons, Walter S. Metz Jr. and Jack Kloster, both of Elkins, Ark., Roy Joseph Metz and Chester Kloster, both of Leavenworth, and Ralph E. Kloster, Platte City; a sister, Bessie Daly, Fritz, Texas; and numberous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three daughters, Margaret Hensley, Clara Gast and Edith May Metz; and a son, John F. Metz. No visitation is planned. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Leavenworth National Cemetery with the Rev. Jordan Roney, O. Carm officiating. Memorial contribution are suggested to St. John Hospital. Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
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