Obituaries, Wills & Funeral Cards
4 Mar 1918 -
29 July 2005
Gerald R. "Jerry" Lawrence,
87, of Springfield, departed this life at 8 p.m.
July 29, 2005, in St. John's Hospital following a
brief illness. He was born in Cherryvale, Kan., March
4, 1918. Jerry proudly served his country as a first
lieutenant in the U.S. Army in World War II. He served
in the campaigns in North Africa, Salerno, and Anzio
Beach, Italy, France, and Germany. After the war
he moved to Springfield, Mo., where he lived for
nearly 60 years. He retired from Southwestern Bell
Telephone Company after 40 years of climbing telephone
poles and as a repeaterman. He was a lifelong member
of the Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star Crescent Star
Chapter, the Shrine, and Elks Lodge. He played the
sousaphone in the Shrine band and marched in the
Cotton Bowl parades. Jerry was a member of National
Avenue Christian Church. Jerry was preceded in death
by his parents, Lloyd L. Lawrence and Hazel (Garrison)
Lawrence. Jerry is survived by his wife of 63 years,
Velda; one son, Larry Lawrence and wife, Colleen;
two daughters, Marianne Gaddy and husband, Larry,
and Cindy Campbell; seven grandchildren: Melissa
Haney, Sheila Hicks, Teresa Lawrence, Kim Deel, Julie
Gaddy, Jeremy Campbell, and Robert Campbell; and
four great-grand-children, Wayne Haney, Adam Haney,
Brandon , aHicksnd Riley Deel; one brother, Charles
K. Lawrence and wife, Barbara, of Galveston, Texas;
as well as host of other family and friends. Jerry
was devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
He will be missed by all who knew him. Services will
be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 2, 2005, in Gorman-Scharpf
Brentwood Chapel with burial in Missouri Veterans
Cemetery will full military honors. Visitation will
be Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home. The
family wishes to thank St. John's third floor nursing
staff for their care and compassion during his final
Springfield News-Leader, Springfield,
Greene Co., MO, July 31, 2005
1861 - 20 Jan 1940
H. Elmer McGuire Expires
at Farm Home at Age 78
Had Lived in This Community for More Than 50 Years.
Funeral Services Held Tuesday.
H. Elmer McGuire, for more than fifty
years a prominent farmer in this community, died at
his farm home a short distance northwest of Sparta
at 10:30 o'clock Saturday night after an extended illness.
He was aged 78 years, four months and eight days. Funeral
services were conducted by Rev. Daniel C. Campbell
at the U.P. church in this city, at 2 o'clock Tuesday
afternoon and interment was made in Caledonia cemetery.Henry
Elmer McGuire was born in the western part of Washington
county on September 12, 1861, but when he was but a
child his parents moved to Randolph county, near Coulterville.
On October 8, 1884 he was married to Miss Sara Jane
Thompson and to this union was born two children, Harry
T. McGuire, of Fountain, Colo., and Mrs. Mary L. Clouser,
now deceased. The wife and mother passed away on January
7, 1909, and on April 13, 1910, Mr. McGuire was again
married to Mrs. Adele Emory, of near Chester.He is
survived by his wife and son; one step-daughter, Mrs.
H. M. Daley, and two step-sons, Ralph and Robert Emory,
all of Seattle, Wash.; one sister, Mrs. Abbie Wilson,of
Girard, Kan., and four grandchildren and four great
grandchildren. The late E. B McGuire, Sparta banker,
was his uncle.In 1872, Mr. McGuire united with the
Old Prosperity U.P. church near Tilden but then years
later, when he moved to a farm near Sparta, he transferred
his membership to the Sparta U. P. church. He had resided
on the farm where he died since 1897.
Sparta News-Plaindealer, Sparta,
Randolph Co., IL, January 26, 1940
1899 - 31 Jan 1986
Ralph William McKinley, formerly of Tilden, died
Friday, Jan. 31, at Lakeland Care Center, Effingham,
at the age of 86 years. Funeral services were held
Sunday, Feb. 2, at the King Funeral Home in Tilden,
with Rev. Dennis Hamilton officiating. Burial was
in Tilden Cemetery. Mr. McKinley was born November
13, 1899 in Randolph County, a son of John and Minnie
F. Plumer McKinley, and was married June 2, 1920
at Belleville to Mary Aitken, who preceded him in
death in 1974. Survivors include four sons, Dwight
McKinley of Effingham, Lee McKinley of Port O'Connor,
Tex. and William McKinley and Roy McKinley of Coulterville:
one daughter. Marguerite Morrison of Granite Citv:
one sister, Mrs. Olive Dickey of New Athens; 14 grandchildren,
and numerous great-grandchildren. He was preceded
in death by his wife, one daughter, two sisters and
two brothers. Mr. McKinley, a long time resident
of the Tilden area, was a member of the United Presbyterian
Church of Tilden and the American Legion Post of
Marissa. He was a retired carpenter and a veteran
ofWorld War I. Memorials may be made to the United
Presbyterian Church of Tilden.
News-Plaindealer, Sparta, Randolph
Co., IL, Feb 5, 1986
1841 - 1923
Will Written December 12,
I, Robert McKinley of the Village
of Tilden in the County of Randolph and State of Illinois
being of sound mind and memory, and considering the
uncertainty of this frail and transitory life, do therefore
make, ordain, publish and declare this to be my last
WILL AND TESTAMENT:
FIRST, I order and direct that my Executors hereinafter
named pay all my just debts and funeral expenses
as soon after my decease as conveniently may be.
SECOND, After the payment of such funeral expenses
and debts, I give, devise and bequeath to my Executors
hereinafter named, the sum of Two Hundred Dollars
to be used for the purpose of purchasing and erecting
at my grave a suitable monument. THIRD, I
give and bequeath to my son John W. McKinley, the
sum of Eight Hundred Dollars ($800.00).
FOURTH, I give and bequeath to my son James H.
McKinley, the sum of Seven Hundred Dollars, ($700.00).
FIFTH, I give and bequeath to my son Samuel G. McKinley,
the sum of Seven Hundred Dollars, ($700.00).
SIXTH, I give and bequeath to my son Charles
R. McKinley, the sum of Seven Hundred Dollars,
SEVENTH, I give and bequeath to my son Lemuel
R. McKinley, the sum of Seven Hundred Dollars, ($700.00).
EIGHTH, I give and bequeath to my grandson Melvin
Stewart, the sum of One Dollar ($1.00).
NINTH, I give and bequeath to my grandson Robert
Blanchard Stewart, the Sum of Two Hundred Dollars
TENTH, I give and bequeath to my Grand-daughter
Ella Ethel Stewart, the sum of One Dollar ($1.00).
ELEVENTH, I give and bequeath to my grandson
James Wesley Stewart, the sum of One Dollar ($1.00).
TWELFTH, I give and bequeath to my Grand-son
Earl Renwick McMillan, the sum of One Dollar ($1.00).
THIRTEENTH, I give and bequeath to my Grand-daughter
Bessie Florence McMillan, the sum of One Dollar ($1.00). FOURTEENTH, I
give and bequeath to my Grand-son William Robert
McMillan, the sum of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00). FIFTEENTH, I
give and bequeath to my Grand-son Raymond Leslie
McMillian, the sum of One Dollar ($1.00).
SIXTEENTH, I give, bequeath and devises to my
wife Anna D. McKinley, All of my Real Estate for
and during her natural life, and also all of my personal
estate for and during my natural life, with full
right to use any part of the principal of my personal
estate, should she need to use the same for her support
during her natural life, at the death of my said
wife my said real estate and such of my personal
estate as may be left remaining at the death of my
said wife, my Will is shall be divided in equal shares
between my children, John W. McKinley, James H. McKinley,
Samuel G. McKinley, Charles R. McKinley, and Lemuel
R. McKinley. Lastly, I make, constitute and appoint
my wife Anna D. McKinley and my son John W. McKinley,
without bond, to be Executors of this, my last will
and testament hereby revoking all former Wills by
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed by name
and affixed by seal, the 12th day of December in the
year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty
one (1921). (signed) Robert McKinley (Seal)
This Instrument, was on the day of the date thereof
signed, published and declared by the said testator
Robert McKinley, to be his last Will and Testament,
in the presence of us who at his request have subscribed
our names thereto as witnesses, in his presence, and
in the presence of each other. (signed) T Wagner of
Marissa IL (signed) Willard Mc??ds, Marissa IL
Circa 1747 1818
Will Written February 10,
To Wife, Esther, everything forever.
Children: Lydia, wife of John Doster [Foster], Martha,
wife of John Steal, Samuel, Susannah, wife of Henry
Yeakley. To daughter, Lydia, $2.00. To grand-daughter,
Deborah White, wife of Frederick White, and daughter
of my daughter said Lydia Doster, $120. To daughter,
Susannah Yeakley, tract of land, 134 acres, if they
pay wife, Esther, 6 bushels wheat, 11 bushels corn
yearly. If they do not comply land to be sold
and divided between others. Executor: Samuel McNeese.
Witnessess: Edwin Grubs, Samuel Gaunt. Signed Isaiah
McNeese X (his mark) Greene County,
Tennessee Wills 1783-1890, pg. 19
Alfred C. Morrison, formerly of
Talen,died at Chico, Cal., April 7th, at the advanced
age of 94. He has made his home with his son, George,
at Chico, for several years past.
Ashland Tidings v18, "Brevities--
Thursday, April 18, 1907"
Allie Mae (Hicks)
1922 - 14 June 1996
Allie Mae Morrison, 74, of Ozark,
died Friday June 14, 1996, in Cox Medical Center.
South, Springfield. She was born January 5; 1922
in Ava and was the daughter of Dr. Walter Hicks and
Minnie Cox Hicks, and granddaughter of Henry and
She was a nurse aide for many years. On February
23; 1955 she married Leslie Morrison. Mrs. Morrison
was a member of Rogersville Full Gospel Church. She
was preceded in death by: her parents; grand?parents;
and brothers and sisters, Cecil, Cleon, Josephine,
Earl and Lloyd Hicks, and Ada Holt.Ê Survivors
include: her husband, Leslie; six children, Bobby
McCleary, Shirlene Perkins, Virginia Ward, and Judy
Creson, all of Springfield, and Irene Morrison and
Susie Volner, both of Ozark; two sisters Lucille
Weibel, East Moline, Illinois, and Virginia Haynes,
Strafford; fourteen grand?children; and eight great-?grandchildren.
Funeral services were Monday in Rogersville Full
Gospel Church, with Pastor Sue Warner officiating.
Burial was in Hall Cemetery at Mound, Douglas County,
under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.
1888 - 10 Feb 1961
Mrs. Bessie Morrison, 75, formerly
of Keltner, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs.
Edith OÕBanion, Cedarcreek at 10:20 p.m. Monday.
She had been ill for two months. Survivors include
two other daughters, Mrs. Bertha Coffer, Chadwick
and Mrs. Etta Applegate, Selah, Wash.; seven sons,
Floyd, Ernest and Clinton, all of Springfield, Lloyd
of Bruner, Oren of Sparta, Oscar of Keltner and Leslie
of Ozark; two brothers, Frank Maggard, Carthage and
John Maggard of Springfield; 37 grandchildren and
10 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be
at 2 p.m. Friday at Mt. Olive Baptist Church of High
Lonesome with the Rev. Preston Maggard officiating,
Burial will be in Hall Cemetery under direction of
Clinkenbeard of Ave.
Christian County Republican,
13 Feb 1964 p1.
Cintha Melvina "Vina" (Pruett) Halcomb
1871 - 2 May 1966
Mrs. Vina Morrison, 94, Ava, died
at 10:20 a.m. Monday in FostersÕ Nursing Home
in Springfield after a three-year illness. Mrs. Morrison
was a lifelong resident of the Ava community. She
was a member of the Mt. Olive Baptist church at High
Lonesome. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Etta
Trotter, Springfield, Mrs. Pearl Darden., Springfield
and Mrs. Chloe Honeyman, National City, Calif. Also
surviving are four sons, Ebb Holcomb and Bill Morrison,
both of Oldfield, Roy, Le Mesa, Calif and Jim, Ava;
a sister, Mrs. Phena Hodges, Ozark; 28 grandchildren,
65 great grandchildren and 22 great, great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Mt.
Olive Baptist Church. The Rev. Preston Maggard will
officiate, and burial will be in Hall Cemetery under
direction of Clinkingbeard of Ava.
Christian County Republican,
5 May 1966 p1
1909 - 13 Jan 1990
Floyd Ralph Morrison, 81, Springfield,
died at 10:15 p.m. Saturday in St. John's Regional
Health Center after a short illness. Born Nov. 25,
1908, in Douglas County to Oliver and Elizabeth Maggard
Morrison, he was a yard foreman with Southwestern
Insulation Co. for 25 years. He was married Oct.
28, 1930, in Ongo, Mo., to Naomi Nelson. He is survived
by his wife; two sons, Harold, of Hendersonville,
Tenn., and James Donald, of Springfield; two daughters,
Geneva Noll; of Willard, and Dorothy Nutter, of Springfield;
four brothers, Lloyd, of Chadwick, Oscar, of Oldfield,
Ernest, of Springfield, and Leslie, of Ozark; three
sisters, Bertha Coffer, of Chadwick, Etta Sinclair,
of Sparta, and Edith Schuler, of Springfield; 12
grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Mr. Morrison
was a loving husband and wonderful father and will
be greatly missed. Services were Tuesday in Ayre-Goodwin-Lee
Chapel at Rivermonte with the Rev. Joe Lafferty officiating.
Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery.
- 16 Sept 1967
Oren Ellis Morrison, 51, Sparta,
died at 3:30 a.m. Saturday in his home after a long
illness. Mr. Morrison was a lumberman for a sawmill
before his illness, and was a member of the Mt. Olive
Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife, Neva; two
sons, Ermal, St. Louis, and Kelly, of the home; five
daughters, Linda and Mrs. Larry Mitchell, both of
the home; Mrs. Phyllis Brumley, Ozark, Mrs. Marie
Essery, Taneyville and Mrs. Janice Huff, Nixa; six
brothers, Clifton, Floyd and Earnest, all of Springfield,
Lloyd, Rogersville, Oscar, Oldfield and Leslie, Ozark;
three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Coffer, Chadwick, Mrs.
Etta Shipman, Sparta, and Mrs. Edith Obain, Spokane;
and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were at
1 p.m. Tuesday in the Union Hill Baptist Church east
of Oldfield with the Rev. Melvis Applegate officiating.
Burial was in Old Boston Cemetery under direction
of Adams of Ozark.
Christian County Republican,
21 Sept 1967, p1
1918 - 3 April 1999
Oscar Morrison, age 80, of Oldfield,
passed away Saturday, April 3, 1999. He was born
September 18, 1918 in Douglas County, and was the
son of Oliver and Elizabeth (Maggard) Morrison. He
served his country in the U.S. Army during World
War II and on December 15, 1942 married Zelma Pruett.
Mr. Morrison was a farmer and member of Mt. Olive
Missionary Baptist Church at Highlonesome. Survivors
include: His wife, Zelma; two children, Carolyn Pettit
and her husband, Rob, Sparta, and Kenneth Morrison,
Oldfield; five grandchildren, James Lowell Pettit,
Timothy Lee Pettit, Amy Marie Porter, Travis Leon
Morrison, and Christopher Robert Pettit; two great-grandchildren,
Jessica Marie Pettit, and Kasha Marie Porter; three
sister, Etta Shipman and Bertha Coffer, both of Sparta,
and Edith Shuler, Ozark; and two brothers, Lesley
Morrison and Ernest Morrison, both of Ozark. He was
preceded in death by: his parents; a son, Michael;
and four brothers, Floyd, Oren, John and Lloyd Morrison.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April
7, in Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, Highlonesome,
with Rev. Carl Thompson officiating. Burial will
be in Highlonesome Cemetery with military honors.
Arrangements was under the direction of Adams Funeral
Rintha Mattie (Nelson)
1905 - 16 May 1998
Rintha Matie (Nelson) Morrison was
born Oct. 5, 1905, at Keltner, Mo., to William E.
and Sarah E. (Adams) Nelson. She died May 16, 1998,
in the home of her daughter, at Highlonesome, Mo.,
at the age of 92 years, 7 months and 11 days. Matie
was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and lived
most of her life in the Highlonesome area. She was
converted and baptized at the age of 17 arid remained
a life-long devoted member of the Mt. Olive Landmark
Baptist Church at Highlonesome. On March 23, 1924,
she married Bill Morrison. To this union seven children
were born. She is survived by three sons, Dillion
of Springfield; George of Oldfield, and Max of Ava;
three daughters, Luetta Willis of Highlonesome, Ortha
Lawrence of Ava, and Huba Rozell of Chadwick; one
sister, Walsie Berner of Augusta, Kan.; 16 grandchildren,
30 great -grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren
and a host of other relatives and friends. Matie
was preceded in death by her twin sister Cynthia
Mable, her husband, her parents, one son, five grandchildren,
one great-grandchild, two infant siblings, three
brothers, and three sisters. Funeral services were
at 2 p.m. Monday, May 18, 1998, In Mt. Olive Landmark
Baptist Church at Highlonesome with Rev. Carl Thompson
officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery
at Highlonesome under direction of Ragan-Thieme Funeral
Home of Ava.
Alice Louise (Garrison)
1915 - 8 Feb 1996
Sheboygan, Wis. – Alice Louise
Garrison Mundt, 80, of Sheboygan, Wis., a former
Pittsburg resident, died Feb. 8, 1996, at Sheboygan.
She was born Oct. 3, 1915, at Waynoka, Okla., to
Howard J. and Adah P. Jones Garrison of Pittsburg.
She married Wilbur Mundt on Nov. 2, 1942, at Pittsburgh,
Pa. She received her degree in education from Pittsburg
State University in 1939 and taught school for 20
years in several states. Survivors include her husband,
two daughters, Joy Marlin Miller and Sue Mundt, both
of Sheboygan; three sisters, Grace Harvey Schenk
of Long Beach, Calif., formerly of Pittsburg, Jean
Bradley of Sheboygan Falls, Wis., and JoAnne Stewart
Hunt of Enterprise, Ore. She was preceded in death
by an infant sister; a brother, Dale Howard Garrison;
and an infant grandson. Services and burial were
13 July 1869 – 10 Feb 1959
Selma – W. E. (Eddie) Parker, 89, died at the
Davis County hospital in Bloomfield at 9:15 a.m.
Thursday. He had been a patient for nine days. He
was born July 13, 1869, in Vernon county, Missouri,
the son of Oscar and Sarah Jane Simpson Parker. He
had lived in the White Elm community south of Eldon
as a farmer until moving to Selma in 1920. He was
married to Amanda Ann Gideon, December 12, 1889.
She died in 1941. He was a member of the Bethlehem
church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mary
Strang of Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Iva E. Northrup of
Bloomfield, and Mrs. Mabel Richardson of Selma; 13
grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded
in death besides his wife by one son, one sister,
and one brother. Funeral services will be Saturday
at 3 p.m. at the Selma Methodist church, conducted
by the Rev. David Pease, pastor. Burial will be in
Bethlehem cemetery. The body is at the Campbell funeral
home in Eldon.
Mary Ann (Ainley)
21 Dec. 1878 – 10 Mar 1973
Mrs. Mary Ann Patrick, 94, died
at 3:40 a.m. at the Sunset Manor. She had been a
patient there since October, and previously lived
on Route 1, Pittsburg. Mrs. Patrick was born Dec.
21, 1878, at Belleville, Kan. On Nov. 11, 1903 she
married Homer F. Patrick. He died several years ago.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Clarence (Hazel)
Ritchie, Route 1, Pittsburg, with whom Mrs. Patrick
made her home, Mrs. Mike (Lois) Bubalo and Miss Ina
Patrick, both of Chicago, Ill.; two sons, Loyd Patrick,
Mulberry, and Harold Patrick, Dolton, Ill.; four
Beery, Sunset Manor, Dennis Beery, St. Paul,
Sherman Beery, Hutchinson, and Clarence Beery, Florida;
six grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral
services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Berkey
Funeral Service Chapel in Mulberry with the Rev.
Troy Self officiating. Burial will be in Rosebank
Cemetery, Mulberry. The family will receive friends
at 7:30 p.m. today at the Berkey Chapel.
Opal Irene (Leonartz)
5 Mar 1914 - 2 Sept 1992
Opal Irene Patrick, 78, of
Mulberry, died at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1992,
at the Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Frontenac. Mrs. Patrick
was born on March 5, 1914, in Mulberry, to Simon and
Stella Clarkson Leonartz. She was a homemaker and had
lived in Mulberry most of her life. She married Loyd
Patrick in August of 1931 in Missouri. He preceded her
in death on March 5, 1985. Survivors include on daughter,
JoAnn Pryor of Palatine, Ill.; one son, Donald R. Patrick
of Wichita; her mother, Stella Wilson of the Gentry House
in Arma; one step-brother, Robert Wilson of Warrenton,
Ore.; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Barry-Bedene Funeral
Home in Mulberry, with the Rev. Ed Bayless officiating.
Burial will be in Rosebank Cemetery in Mulberrry. The
family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at
Barry-Bedene Funeral Home in Mulberry. Friends may call
after 2 p.m. today at the chapel.
Margaret Lorene (Kennedy)
May 14, 1922 to Nov. 1, 2006
Margaret Lorene Quirin, 84, of Bremerton
died Nov. 1 at Northwest Regional Hospital in Seattle.
She was born in Crawford County, Kan., to William
and Carrie (Smith) Kennedy. She graduated from McCune
High School in 1939. On Aug, 8, 1938, she married
Roger Quirin in Erie, Kan. She was a partner and
bookkeeper at Issaquah Pipe in Issaquah for eight
years before retiring in 1977. She was preceded in
death by her brother, Fred Kennedy; and sisters,
Inez Hobson, Ruby Delange, Dora Mitchell, Mildred
VanSlyke and Etta Bringle. Survivors include her
husband of Bremerton; her daughters, Corliss Johnson
of Bremerton and Gena (Al) Black of Belfair; her
grandchildren Doug, Jeff, Kim and Angie; and eight
great-grandchildren. Memorial service: 1 to 3:30
p.m. Sunday at The Narrows Condominiums Recreation
Building, 3570 Narrows View Lane NE, Bremerton. Arrangements:
Miller Woodlawn. Donations: Hospice of Kitsap County,
3100 NW Bucklin Hill Road, Silverdale 98383.
Bertha Armida (Williams) Harris
31 Oct 1880 – 27 June 1960
MRS. JOSEPH REEDER DIES
Graveside Rites Thursday for Former Englevale Resident
Mrs. Bertha Armida Reeder, 79, wife
of Joseph Reeder and former longtime resident of Englevale,
died Monday night at a nursing home in Bentonville,
Ark. Born in Iowa Oct. 31, 1880, Mrs. Reeder moved
with her parents as a small child in Nebraska and then
to Kansas, settling near Englevale when she was nine
years old. She lived near Englevale until 1937 when
she moved to Chicago with her husband. She married
in Lamar, Nov. 10, 1931. She a member of the Englevale
Methodist church. Survivors in addition to the widower
of the home include two sons, Clifford Harris of El
Dorado, Kenneth Harris of Chicago; a daughter, Mrs.
Blanche Carlin of Bentonville; two brothers, Edward
Williams of Kansas City, Marshal Williams of Detroit,
Mich., one sister, Mrs. Anna Cox of Dragerton U., four
grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Graveside
rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Englevale
cemetery with Rev. Marvin Jones, pastor of the Arma
Methodist church, officiating. The Burns funeral home
of Bentonville, Ark., is in charge of arraignments.
Pittsburg Headlight, Pittsburg,
Crawford Co., KS, Tuesday, June 28, 1960
3 June 1884 – 22 June 1963
JOSEPH M. REEDER, 79, DIES
End Comes at Home of Niece in Galena Saturday
Galena – Joseph Morton Reeder,
79, retired coal miner, died at the home of his niece
in Galena at 2:10 p.m. Saturday. He had been in ill
health the past several months. Mr. Reeder was born
in Roscoe, Mo, June 3, 1884. He moved to Englevale
in 1919 where he was employed as a minor until he was
employed as a pipe fitter. He retired in 1945 and moved
to Bentonville, Ark, in 1948 where he made his home
until moving to the home of his niece, Mrs. Margaret
VanGorden in Galena. He was married to Bertha Harris,
Nov. 10, 1931 in Lamar. She died June 27, 1960. Membership
was held in the Methodist church in Englevale. Survivors
include two sons, Kenneth Harris, Chicago, and Clifford
Harris, El Dorado; one daughter Mrs. Blanche Carlin
of Bentonville, Ark; two brothers, Hezekiah Reeder,
Bell Garden, Calif, and James Reeder, Maraloma, Calif.;
one sister, Mrs. Cora Engle, Galena; six grandchildren,
and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services will
be conducted in the Englevale cemetery, Rev. G. W.
Corporon will officiate. Funeral arraignments are under
the direction of the Burns mortuary in Bentonville,
Ark. and the Derfelt mortuary in Galena.
Pittsburg Headlight, Pittsburg,
Crawford Co., KS, June 24, 1963
20 Sept 1922 – 21 Sept 1923
Craig Royce, son of George C. and
Mable R. Richardson, was born September 20, 1922 and
departed this life September 21, 1923, aged one year
and one day. He leaves to mourn their loss his parents,
four grandparents and a host of other relatives and
friends. Although his stay on this earth was short,
his sweet face and bright smile will be greatly missed
by his fond parents and all who knew him. Funeral services
were conducted at the Bethlehem church at 11 o’clock
Saturday morning by Rev. Mr. Mann. The pallbearers
were: Gleda and Gwendoline Dooley and Vera and Mafra
Simpson. Interment was made in Bethlehem cemetery.
22 Mar 1899 - 5 Oct 1975
Bloomfield – George Richardson,
76, of Troy, died Sunday at 6:10 a.m. at Davis County
Hospital. He was born, March 22, 1899 in Davis County,
to Lyman J. and Minnie Barker Richardson. He was
a retired farmer and a 50-year member of I. O. O.
F. On Jan. 16, 1922, he married Mabel Parker. She
survives. Other survivors are one daughter, Fern
Sprouse of Selma; two sons, Wayne of Bloomfield and
Rex of Selma; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren;
and one brother, Earl Richardson of Packwood. An
infant son, two brothers and one sister preceded
him in death. The service will be Tuesday at 2 p.m.
at Priester Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Charles
Smith officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery.
A memorial has been established to the cancer fund.
The casket will be closed at the beginning of
18 Dec 1901 – 12 April 1991
Selma – Mabel R. Richardson,
89, of Selma Route 1 died April 12, 1991, at Davis
County Hospital in Bloomfield. She was born Dec.
18, 1901, near Selma to William Edward and Amanda
Gideon Parker. She married George Clifford Richardson
on Jan. 16, 1922, in Bloomfield. He died Oct. 5,
1975. She was a homemaker, member of Bethlehem Christian
Church near Floris and former member of Juanita Rebekah
Lodge in Douds. She is survived by a daughter, Fern
Sprouse of Selma; two sons, Wayne of Bloomfield and
Rex of Selma; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Craig; two sisters,
Mary Strang and Iva Northup; and a brother, Alva
Parker. The service will be 4 p.m. Sunday at Priester
Funeral Chapel in Bloomfield, the Rev. Don Macy officiating.
Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery near Floris.
Visitation is open at the funeral home. Pallbearers
will be Duane, Gary and Ron Sprouse, Larry Stratbucker,
Don Richardson and Steve Miller. Memorials may be
made to her church or Bloomfield Care Center Activity
29 Nov 1900 – 21 Feb 1951
CHAS BEERY’S SISTER
MRS. GOLDIE BEERY, 50, DIED IN OSWEGO
HOSPITAL MONDAY MORNING – BURIED IN
McCUNE CEMETERY TUESDAY AFTERNOON
Mrs. Goldie Riley of Oswego, died
in the Oswego hospital Monday morning at 2:30 at the
ago of 50 years. Funeral services were held Tuesday
afternoon at 2:30 in the Hammons Funeral Home in Oswego,
conducted by Rev. Emery Dains of the Oswego Methodist
Church and burial took place in the McCune Cemetery.
Mrs. Riley was born Goldie Beery November 29, 1900
in Mindenmines, Mo. She was first married to Chas.
Lockwood, now deceased, and they made their home in
Elkhart, Ks. She moved to the St. Paul community Dec.
24, 1930 and was married to Pearl Riley at Erie. About
six months ago the family moved to Oswego. Besides
her husband, she is survived by 4 children, Loren Dale,
Shirley, Maxine, Edith Lorene, and Andrew, all of the
home and 3 children by her first marriage, Charles
Lockwood; Keyes, Oklahoma, Eugene Lockwood; Lawton,
Oklahoma, and Ronald Lockwood stationed in Australia.
She is also survived by six brothers, Chas.
Beery of McCune, Sherman Beery of Hutchinson, Den
Beery of Parsons, Edward and Noah Beery of St. Paul,
and Clarence Beery of LaPorte, Indiana; two sisters,
Mrs. Bertha Bough of Mindenmines, Mo., and Mrs. Mary
Patrick of Mulberry, also five grandchildren.
McCune Herald, McCune, Crawford
Co., KS, February 23, 1951
Hazel H. (Patrick)
15 Aug 1904 – 20 Dec 1994
Frontenac – Hazel H. Ritchie,
90, of 102 S. Jefferson, Frontenac, died at 12:44
a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 20, at the Mt. Carmel Medical
Center, Pittsburg. She entered the hospital Dec.7.
She was born Aug. 15, 1904, in Mindenmines, Mo.,
to Homer and Mary Ainley Patrick. She moved to the
Burgess-Mulberry area as a small child and attended
school in Mulberry. She then moved to the Cockrill-Foxtown
area in 1938 and to Frontenac in 1972. She married
Clarence N. Ritchie Nov. 16, 1926, in Fort Scott.
He preceded her in death Dec. 22, 1963. She worked
for the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant in Parsons.
She was employed as a waitress for Argentina’s
Restaurant for several years. Later she worked for
Davis Paints as a sales clerk. She was also a dealer
for Stanley Home Products for many years. She was
a member of the Rob Morris Chapter No. 74 order of
the Eastern Star, the Frontenac Eagles Auxiliary,
and the AARP. She is survived by two daughters, Carol
Williamson, 4022 Parkview Dr. and Sherry Barron,
702B Canterbury. both of Pittsburg;
one brother, Harold Patrick of Chicago, Ill.; two
sisters, Lois Bubalo and Ina Patrick, both of Chicago,
Ill.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren, In
addition to her husband, she was preceded by her
parents and one brother, Lloyd Patrick. Funeral services
will be 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 23, 1994, at the '
Friskel Funeral Home, Frontenac, with Rev. David
Weible and Irene Wood officiating. Burial will be
in the Garden of Memories Cemetery Pittsburg. The
family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 22, 1994, at the Friskel Funeral Home,
and the Eastern Star services will be held at 7 p.m.
Friends may call noon to 5 p.m. today and anytime
after 9 a.m. Thursday. Arrangements are under the
direction of the Friskel Funeral Home, Frontenac.
Nettie Jane (Garrison) Winters, Copper
1878 - 6 Mar 1984
Nettie J. Robertson, 105, 1700 Third,
died March 6 at her home. Born Nettie J. Garrison
Sept. 5, 1878, at McCune, she had been a Great Bend
resident since 1958 and was formerly of Claremore,
Okla. She married Clarence Tal Robertson in 1953
at Claremore. He died in 1958. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Robertson was a lifetime member of Royal Neighbors
and Rebekah Lodge No. 94, both of Independence, and
was a member of Great Bend Silver and Gold Club.
Survivors include one son, Clyde C. Copper of Indianapolis,
Ind., one daughter, Opal Caughey of Great Bend; four
grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Graveside
service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Great Bend
Cemetery with the Rev. Jon Jones officiating. Friends
may call until 10 a.m. Friday at Fryberger Mortuary.
Memorials are suggested to the Kansas Masonic Home
Great Bend Tribune, Great Bend,
KS, March 5, 1985
28 Nov 1835 – 3 April 1904
John A. Roush died at Lebanon April 3, 1904. Born
in Carroll Co. OH Nov. 28, 1835, 68 years, 4 months,
5 days old. To Van Buren co in 1844 with his parents.
Married Miss Eliza A. Davis, June 5, 1859. Eight
children. The wife and mother died July 29, 1880.
Married again to Mary M. Parsons March 21, 1883.
They had 2 sons. All of his children and second wife
John A. Roush died at his home three miles north of
Lebanon, Sunday, April 3, 1904. He was born in Carroll
County Ohio, Nov. 28, 1835, and was 68 years, 4 months
and 5 days old. He came to this county with his parents
in 1844 and lived here until called from labor to
reward. He was married to Miss Eliza A. Davis, June
5, 1859. They were blessed with 8 children, the wife
and mother dying July 29, 1880. Mr. Roush was again
married, his second wife being Mary M. Parsons, March
21, 1883. They were blessed with two sons. All of
his children and the wife of the last marriage survive
along with a number of other relatives. He united
with the German Baptist church in 1869 and died in
that faith. The funeral was from the residence at
11 o’clock Tuesday, April 5, Eld T. A. Renfro
preaching the sermon. The interment was in the Lebanon
28 July 1853 – 9 June 1912
On Sunday, last, Van Buren County
lost a good citizen in the death of Samuel Roush,
a resident of the western part of Van Buren Township.
His age was 58 years, 10 months and 12 days. Organic
heart trouble caused his death. He leaves a wife
and seven children. The funeral and burial was on
Tuesday. An obituary will appear later.
A brief mention of the death of our
esteemed citizen Samuel Roush in last weeks papers,
and made soon after the departed passed away. Death
caused by double leakage of the heart, prompts us to
enlarge somewhat upon the life and characteristics
of the man. Deceased being the son of Mr. And Mrs.
Samuel Roush was born July 28, 1853 in Van Buren county
about 1 1/2 miles west of where he lived at the time
of his death, the old family residence, Sunday June
9 at 2:15 o’clock p.m. Mr. Roush was united in
the bonds of holy wedlock to Miss Jane Sheffer at high
noon Sunday Oct. 27, 1878 and to this union were born
seven children, 5 girls and 2 boys. Mrs. Retta Kuntzmon,
Mr. L. O. Roush, Mrs. Matie Earhardt of Troy, Iowa,
Mrs. May Evans, Mrs. Wortha Elsensohn of Stockport,
Ia., and S. R. Roush who is the only one with the widowed
mother. These loved ones with an only brother James
Roush, many relatives and friends are left to mourn
the loss of a loving husband, father, brother, a worthy
brother in the church and a kind neighbor and friend.
The funeral was held Tuesday morning at 10:30 from
the Zion Methodist Episcopal church and was largely
attended. The Rev. Wm. H. Slack his former pastor,
conducted the services and paid a just tribute to the
man with so many charming virtues. The sad rites where
held in the beautiful Douds-Leando cemetery where so
many make their last pilgrimage.
23 April 1851 – 17 June 1919
Tom Sale is Dead
Tom Sale, who has
been in poor health for several years and bedfast
for a long time, died at his home 3 miles NE of
town, Tuesday morning at a little before 2 o'clock.
The funeral service was held at the home Wednesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mr. Sale was 68 years,
2 months, and 24 days of age when death claimed
him. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, 4 brothers,
and 3 sisters. The brothers are: M.A. Sale of Idaho,
Doug Sale of Colorado, S.T. Sale of Neosho, Mo.
and W.E. Sale of Aurora, Mo. The sisters are: Mrs.
Eliza Gregg of McCune, Mrs. Edmondson of Weir,
and Mrs. Ed Wilson of Cherokee. M.A. Sale of Idaho
has been here over a week helping to care for his
brother. Mr. Sale was not only one of the pioneer
settlers of Crawford County, but was one of the
pioneers of the community in a religious way. In
1867, he united with the Methodist church at a
camp meeting held in the country on Lightning Creek
SE of McCune. He was a member of the McCune Methodist
Church for years, but later transferred his membership
to the Greene Elm Methodist Church of which originally
he was a member when death claimed him.
McCune Herald, McCune, Crawford
Co., KS, Fri. June 20, 1919
Lucy Ann (Garrison)
19 Sept 1850 - 23 Sept 1919
Death of Mrs. Lucy Sale
Lucy Ann Garrison was
born April 19, 1850 in VanBuren Co., Iowa, and
passed away September 23, 1919 at the home of her
niece Mrs. Jennie
Belle Bradford. Was married to Thomas
Sale November 16, 1875 in Fredonia, Kansas.
They went immediately to the home he had prepared
for his bride near McCune in Crawford county, Ks.
and there they lived until death separated them.
When her husband's health became poor and she needed
assistance, for her own health was poor, it was
only natural she would call for her niece whom
she had always held in very high esteem. She came
June 1st and her uncle passed away June 17. Her
niece remained with her assisting in the duties
of breaking up the old home. When all her duties
here were completed, she returned home July 3,
taking her aged aunt with her, expecting to share
her home and give her all the assistance he declining
years would require. But those days were so few
until the death angel stretched forth his hand
bearing the sickle of death and garnered the withered
flower. All that could be done to assist in her
recovery and to soothe her pain was done. A home
physician was employed, also her nephew, Dr.
F. F. Garrison was called from Aurora, Ill.
A nurse was called to assist Mrs. Bradford and
was employed to help for the housework and she
gave her time to caring for her aunt who wanted
her always near her bedside. She was always satisfied
thankful and patient for all that was done for
her. She realized she would soon pass away and
asked her niece to thank all of her friends both
here and those of her new home for their kindness
McCune Herald, McCune, Crawford
Co., KS, Fri. Oct. 3, 1919
DEATH OF MRS. SALE
Lucy Ann Garrison was born April
19th, 1850 in Van Buren County, Iowa and passed away
September 23, 1919, at the home of her niece, Mrs.
Jennie Bradford. She was married to Thomas Sale on
November 16, 1875, in Fredonia, Kansas. They went immediately
to the home he had prepared for his bride near McCune,
in Crawford County, Kansas, and there they spent practically
their lives in the bridal nest he had prepared forty-four
years ago. No children were born to this union. Her
husband's health was very poor and she needed assistance
in caring for him. was only natural she would call
her niece whom she had always held in very high esteem.
She went June 1st and he passed away June 17th. Her
niece remained with her, assisting in the duties of
breaking up the old home. When all was complete, she
returned home July 3rd, bringing her aged aunt with
her, expecting to share her home and giver her all
the assistance her declining years would require. But
oh, those days were so few until the death angel stretched
forth his hand beating the sickle of death and garnered
the withered flower. All that could be done to assist
in her recovery and eliminate pain was done. A home
physician was employed, also her nephew, Dr. Garrison,
of Aurora, Illinois. A nurse was brought to assistance.
Mrs. Bradford employed help for the housework and gave
her time to caring for her aunt, who was always so
patient, kind and thankful for all that was done for
her. She realized she would soon pass away and said; "Tell
all our neighbors and friends who came to help us that
I thank them very much." Mrs. Sale died of Bright's
disease of which she had been suffering for a number
of years. The body was taken to McCune today for interment.
Funeral services conducted by the Rev. W. R. McMurray
were held at the cemetery.
"Death of Mrs. Sale," The
Tribune (Altoona, Kansas), Sept. 25, 1919
1926 - 24 Dec 2000
Etta M. Shipman, age 74, of Sparta,
MO. Passed away on Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000. Mrs. Shipman
was born on April 16, 1926 in Keltner, Mo. She was
the daughter of Oliver and Elizabeth (Maggard) Morrison.
On May of 1966, Mrs. Shipman was united in marriage
to Jeff Shipman in Yakima, Washington. She was said
to be a kind, loving, and thoughtful mother and grandmother,
who enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. Her
reputation of putting others first in her life was
a credit to her name. She was also a member of the
Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church at Highlonesome,
Mo. She was preceded in death by her husband, both
parents, and five brothers. Mrs. Shipman is survived
by three sons, Kenneth Applegate, Richard Applegate,
and Rex Applegate, all of Sparta, Mo.; two daughters,
Jan Lee Porter of Sparta, Mo., and Wanda Fern Adams
of Buffalo, Mo.; two adopted daughters, Shelly and
Dorothy Shipman; two sisters, Bertha Coffer and Edith
Shuler; two brothers, Lesley Morrison and Earnest
Morrison; 11 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000
at the Barnes Family Funeral Home in Ozark. The Reverend
Carl Thompson officiated, and burial followed at
the Sparta Cemetery.
31 Aug 1819 - 9 Jan 1908
J. B. Smith known as Uncle Jimmy
who passed away Jan 9, 1908, at Girard was born in
Logan Co KY, Aug 31, 1819 where he grew to manhood
and married Elizabeth Celsor. Ten children were born,
three of which died in infancy, seven living to the
years of maturity. Five surviving him at the time
of his death, viz: T E Smith of Cedarvale, KS; Mrs.
Mary J. Scott, of Aztec NM; Columbus W., John F.,
and Robert S. Smith, Crawford Co, who were at his
bedside at the time of his death. Thos E and Mrs.
Scott both being sick at the trying hour and unable
to come. Rasbury the third son having died September
20, 1882, and William J. the oldest son having died
June 10, 1902. Uncle Jimmie, as he was commonly known,
emigrated to Newton Co MO, in 1847, located six miles
southeast of Joplin, where he remained until 1862.
As he was on the Union side and a radical abolishionist,
consequently would have to seek refuge in the north.
In March 1862 after undergoing great trials by robbery
and severe threats, managed to escape Jefferson Co,
ten miles west of Lawrence north side of the river
in Kaw bottom, where he remained until April 1867,
moving south stopped in Neosho Co until July, when
he bough Frank Pierce's claim six miles southwest
of Girard, on Lightning Creek in Crawford Co, where
he has been a continuous resident for over 40 years
and during this time it might safety be said that
he had entertained more company, fed more people
free of charge and shown as many generous acts any
one in Crawford Co. He was a good provider through
life, his motto being pay as you go, and never owe
any bills, never have any interest to pay, consequently
his reputation for punctuality was excelled by none.
His word always being reliable with the host of friends
who knew and dealt with him. In the early part of
his life he united with the Christian church remaining
in that organization until 1868 when he united with
the Church of God believing in the Literal Second
Coming of Christ and the establishment of the Kingdom
and reign of the Saints on the earth, of which he
was a consistent member until his death.Ê Being
88 years, 4 months, 9 days old at the time of his
death had witnessed many trials, privations, and
disasters of a frontier life and could relate many
incidents of interest to those who know nothing of
a pioneer experience. The funeral services were conducted
on Jan 10th at the Country Baptist Church by Rev
John Foore of Parsons. Interment in the Myers Cemetery
followed by a large procession of sorrowing friends
Will of James
(1) to James Henry Smith, Mary Lamb
(nee Mary Smith), Amos Smith, and Clara Smith, children
of deceased son William Smith, each $100.
(2) to daughter Mary Jane Scott (nee Mary Jane Smith)
(3) to son John F. Smith $100.
(4) to son Thomas E. Smith $500.
(5) to son Columbus Smith $300 and whatever may be
due on note dated Dec 24, 1894, due in five years from
said date for the sum of $1000, providing no claim
is put in against my estate by my son Columbus Smith
or his wife for care and support of myself.
(6) to son Robert S. Smith $1000 the same to be credited
upon and deducted from amount which may be due me upon
certain notes which I hold against my said son Robert
S. Smith, and in case my said son Robert S. Smith should
pay his indebtedness to me prior to my death then said
sum above bequeathed shall be paid direct to him.
(7) to grandchildren Dora J. Smith, Dellie E. Smith,
and Arthur A. Smith, children of my deceased son, the
NE/4 NW /4 and SW/4 NW/4 of 17-30-23, not to be sold
until the youngest reaches the age of 25 years.
Rest of property both real and personal shall be divided
into 7 equal shares with 1 share each to Thomas E.
Smith, Columbus W. Smith, Mary Jane Scott, John F.
Smith, Robert S. Smith, children of deceased son William
J. Smith, children of deceased son Rasberry Celsor
Smith. Will was written 24 Jun 1903 and signed by James
Bland Smith. Will filed 16 Jan 1908, Crawford Co KS.
Executor to be Robert Baker, who is to consult with
L. H. Phillips in regard to any legal matter pertaining
to my estate.
4 Oct 1872 – 9 Jan 1949
Mrs. Stewart Died in Erie
Longtime Resident of this Community Died
at Home of Her Daughter Friday
Mrs. Abbie Stewart,
76 years old, a resident of this community many
years, died at 9:45 p.m. Friday morning at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Clyde Burk of Erie.
She had been is failing health a number of years
and had been bedfast since Thanksgiving Day, when
she fell and broke her hip. Funeral services where
held in the Shigley Chapel Sunday afternoon, conducted
by Rev. George L. Taylor of the Methodist Church
and burial took place in McCune Cemetery. The singers
were Mrs. Chester Baker and Mrs. Harry Tridle,
accompanied by Mrs. Karl Roese and the following
were pallbearers: John Mullen, C.R.
Beery, S.C. Burke, Walter Autem, J.A. Fincher
and Everett Long. Mrs. Stewart was born October
4, 1872 in Illinois and was married to Walter
Stewart October 26, 1896 in Pineville, Missouri.
The couple moved near McCune in 1919 and farmed
in this community until forced to retire because
of failing health. Mr. Stewart died last March
14. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Clyde
Burk at who’s home she died, Mrs. William
Daniel of Petaluma, California and Mrs. D.J. Harrington
of East Wenatchee, Washington; four sons earl Stewart
of Petaluma, Cal., George Stewart of Erie, and Virgil and
Homer Stewart of McCune Rt. 3 and one sister Mrs.
Delmar Finley of Martinez, Cal. There are also
McCune Herald, McCune, Crawford
Co., KS, January 14, 1949
Dorothy Pauline (Doty)
4 Nov 1923 - 31 Dec 1965
Mrs. Homer Stewart, 42, of
McCune--Mts. Pauline Stewart, 42,
of McCune died in the Parsons hospital Friday morning.
She had been a patient since the day after Thanksgiving.
Born Nov. 4, 1923 near Jenkins, Mo, she was married
May 31, 1944 in Girard to Homer Stewart. The couple
lived on a farm near McCune several years but moved
into McCune in 1960 when their farm home was destroyed
by fire. Mrs. Stewart held membership in the Christian
Church. Surviving are the widower and a daughter, Patsy
Stewart, both of the home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Jack Doty, Jenkins, Mo.; two sisters, Mrs. Esther Van
De Mark, Wichita and Mrs. Mary Periman, Kansas City,
Kas; two brothers, Bill and Fred Doty, both near Jenkins,
Mo., and a half brother, Raymond Doty, Carthage. Services
will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Shigley Chapel with
Ted Ohmart officiating. Burial will be in the McCune
Cemetery. The body is at the Shigley chapel in McCune.
The Pittsburg Headlight, Pittsburg,
Crawford Co., KS, Dec. 31, 1965
24 Jan 1916 - 8 July 2002
F. Mildred Stewart 86, of Pittsburg, died at 4:03
p.m. Monday, July 8, 2002, in the emergency room
at Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center. She was born
Jan. 24, 1916, at Pittsburg, to Ira and Pearl Farley
Stewart. She attended Pittsburg schools and graduated
from Pittsburg High School in 1933. In 1942, she
graduated from Kansas State Teachers College, now
Pittsburg State University. She taught school for
15 years in several Kansas towns. She worked as a
social worker for Social and Rehabilitation Services
in Columbus from 1953 until her retirement in 1976.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church, where
she served as a deacon, deaconess and Sunday school
secretary; Pittsburg High School Alumni Association;
Pittsburg State University Alumni Association; Half
Century Club at Pittsburg State University; and the
AARP. She was a former member of the Beta Sigma Phi
Sorority; American Association of University Women;
and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Grand Army of the
Republic. Survivors include one great-niece Becky
Rogers of Pittsburg, who helped provide for her care;
two nieces, one nephew, several great-nieces, and
great-nephews and several great-great-nieces and
great-great-nephews. She was preceded in death by
her parents; two sisters, Margaret Gier and Merle
Gohr; and two brothers, Claude and Donald. Funeral
services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist
Church with the Rev. Joe Robbins officiating. Burial
will be in the Highland Park Cemetery. Friends may
call from noon to 7 p.m. today at Brenner Mortuary
Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Brenner
Mortuary, 114 E. Fourth, St. Pittsburg.
Pittsburg Morning Sun, July 10,
1 June 1909 - 13 Feb 1989
ERIE - George Luther Stewart, 79, of Erie died at
3:22 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, 1989, at the Labette County
Medical Center from injuries he received when he
fell from a ladder earlier in the afternoon at his
home. He was born June 1, 1909, at Washburn, Mo.,
to Walter and Abby (Shaver) Stewart He had lived
at Washburn and then at Clarion, Iowa, for a few
years before moving to Southeast Kansas. He lived
at McCune for five years and then moved to Erie in
1969, where he had lived since then. He was married
to Norma Boggs on Sept. 30, 1946, at Clarion, Iowa.
She survives of the home. Mr. Stewart served five
years in the U.S. Army in the 515th Field Artillery
Battalion in Germany during World War II. In his
earlier years, he had farmed. He has been self employed
as a carpenter his entire life, with his son, Larry,
working with him the past 25 years. Other survivors
include: a son, Larry of Erie; two daughters, Linda
Harris and Sally Wright, both of Erie; two sisters,
Rosa Burk of Erie and Lillie Daniels of Petaluma,
Calif.; and two grandchildren. Two sisters; three
brothers, Earl, Virgil and Homer Stewart; and two
granddaughters preceded him in death. The service
will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Forbes Funeral
Home, 3300 Main, with "Ted" Ohmart of Thayer
officiating. Burial will be in the McCune Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m.
today at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials
to the Kansas Society for Crippled Children.
Helen Marshall (Beery)
15 May 1913 - 19 Feb 2006
Stewart, Helen Marshall, 82, of
Pittsburg, formerly of McCune, passed away Sunday,
Feb. 18, 2006, at Carrington Place In Pittsburg.
She was born May 15, 1813, In Topeka, the daughter
of Charley Reuben and Liddie Ellen (Garrison) Beery.
She spent her early childhood in Sanford, Wilberton
and Larned. She attended McCune High School for two
years before dropping out due to illness. Mrs. Stewart
completed her GED on May 3 1980, at the age of 78.
She married Virgil Perry Stewart on Aug. 14, 1931,
in Erie. He proceeded her in death on Jan. 7, 1979.
The couple farmed in rural McCune before moving into
McCune. She began working at the Shigley Funeral
Home as a funeral director. In 1973 she bought the
funeral home and changed the name to Stewart Funeral
Home, retiring in 1987 after 25 years of service.
She was a member of the McCune Christian Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Leota Maxine Engler
of Pittsburg; four grandsons, Gary McGown, Steven
McGown, Scott Hammonds, all of McCune, Mark Hill
of St. Louis. Mo.; three granddaughters, Karen McFarland
and Diana Muse, both of Pittsburg, and Amy Spencer
of Ellettsville, Ind.; seven great grandchildren
and five great-great grandchildren. She was also
preceded in death by a daughter, Raemae Lee Hammonds,
two infant children, a grandson and a brother. Funeral
services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2008,
at the Church of Christ, Pittsburg, with Jerry Kendall
officiating. Burial will follow in the McCune Cemetery.
The casket will be open after 8 a.m. today at the
Murdock Funeral Home, Columbus, and at the church
from 8 a.m. Thursday until the service begins.
The Morning Sun, Pittsburg,
Crawford Co., KS, February 21, 2006
24 Jan 1843 - 5 Nov 1924
James P. Stewart, of Boise City, Idaho, 82 years
old, who had been visiting for one week with his
neice, Mrs. Henry A. Lamons, of Greeneville, died
suddenly early Wednesday morning, Nov. 5. His was
body was found in bed at 5:30 and on examination,
the physician said he had been dead for probably
an hour and a half of heart failure. He is survived
by his widow, two sons, James and Bruce Stewart and
a married daughter, residing in Idaho. Also a brother,
Joseph Stewart of Lebanon, Ore. Funeral services
were conducted Friday morning at 9 o’clock
in the undertaking parlors of Doughty Stevens Co.
by Rev. H. M. Lintz, pastor of the Baptist church
of Greeneville. The body was brought to Jonesboro
and interred in the family square in Maple Grave
Cemetery by the side of his sister, Mrs. A. B. Cummings.
The deceased was an uncle of J. A. Cummings of this
place, Mrs. S. J. Smith of Knoxville, Mrs. Henry
Lamons, Miss Florence Cummings of Greeneville and
Mrs. Will Reeves of Atlanta.
18 Mar 1945 - 18 Mar 1945
Stewart Baby Still Born
Graveside services were held in the McCune Cemetery
yesterday afternoon for John Howard Stewart, infant
son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Stewart of northwest of
town, conducted by the Rev. J. G. Demoret of the
Church of the Nazarene and in charge of the Shigley
Funeral Home. The baby which weighed over fourteen
pounds was still born in Mt. Carmel Hospital Sunday.
It was the first child born to Mr. and Mrs. Stewart.
Besides the parents, the baby is survived by the
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stewart of northwest
of town, and Mr. and Mrs. John Doty of Jenkins, Mo.
The McCune Herald, McCune, Crawford
Co., KS, 23 March 1945
Norma Jeannette (Boggs)
6 Nov 1924 – 29 Oct 1998
Norma J. Stewart, 73, of Erie died at 8:15p.m. Thursday,
Oct. 29, 1998, at the Arkhaven at Erie care home,
where she had resided since Feb. 16. She had been
in failing health several years. She was born Nov.
6, 1924, in Clarion, Iowa, to Emmett and Ruth (Shaw)
Boggs. After graduating from Clarion High School,
she worked as a clerk and cashier at a retail discount
store. She also decorated and sold cakes. She married
George L. Stewart of McCune Sept. 30, 1946, at Clarion.
They lived in. California, Missouri, Iowa and Kansas.
In 1969, they moved to Erie. Mr. Stewart died Feb.
13, 1989. Mrs. Stewart was a member of the Clarion
Church of Christ. Her hobbies were crafts and fishing.
Survivors include a son, Larry of Eureka Springs,
Ark.; two daughters, Linda Harris of Erie and Sally
Wright of Palmer, Alaska; two granddaughters; six
step-grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren;
eight step-great-great-grandchildren; a brother,
Stanley Boggs of Jewell, Iowa; and a sister, Charlotte
Studer of Jewell, Iowa. She was preceded in death
by two granddaughters and a sister. The service will
be at 10 a.m. Monday at the McCune Cemetery with
Ted Ohmart officiating. The family will receive friends
from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Pierce-Carson-Wall
Funeral Home of Erie, where friends may call after
1 p.m. Sunday. The family suggests memorials to the
Kansas Society for Crippled Children.
8 July 1933 – 8 July 1933
Funeral Held for Stewart
A short funeral service was held for
Rosa Mary, the baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil
Stewart of northwest of town, who died at birth, was
held at the home Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev.
D. P. Neher of the Osage Church. Burial took place
in the McCune cemetery, in charge of the Shigley Funeral
Home. The baby is survived by the parents and grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Beery of northwest of town, and
Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Stewart of north of Monmouth.
24 July 1906 – 9 Jan 1979
MCCUNE - Virgil Perry Stewart, 72. a retired farmer,
died at about 5 p.m. Tuesday in a Frontenac rest
home where he had been receiving care. He was the
husband of Mrs. Helen Stewart, operator of the Stewart
Funeral Home in McCune. He had been in failing health
since 1958. he was born on July 24,1906 at Washburn,
Mo.. a son of Walter V. and Abbie Shaver Stewart,
and moved to this area in his youth. He farmed in
the area until 1964. when he moved into McCune. He
and Helen M. Beery were married in Erie on Aug. 14,
1931. He was a member of the Christian Church in
McCune. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Raemae
Lee Hammonds of McCune and Mrs. James (Maxine) Engler
of Pittsburg; two sisters, Mrs. Clyde I (Rosa) Burk
of Erie and Mrs. William (Lillie) Daniels of Petaluma,
Calif.; three brothers, George and Homer Stewart
of Erie and Earl of Orland, Calif. There are seven
grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded
in death by two children. Services will be held at
2 p.m. Thursday in the Stewart Chapel with Harold
Billings officiating. Burial will be in the McCune
Cemetery. The family has suggested memorials to the
Parkinson's Disease Fund in lieu of other remembrances.
They may be left at the Stewart Chapel or at the
office of the McCune city clerk. The Parsons Sun,
Parsons, Labette Co., KS, July 10, 1979
26 May 1871 – 14 Mar 1948
Walter Stewart Dead
Former Resident of This Community
Died at Home of Daughter of Erie Sunday Afternoon
- Funeral held
Here Tuesday Afternoon
Walter Stewart, 76 years old, a resident
of this community since 1919, until two years ago,
when he and Mrs. Stewart went to Erie to live with
their daughter, died Sunday afternoon at the home of
his daughter, Mrs. Rosa Burk. Funeral Services were
held Tuesday afternoon at the Shigley Chapel in McCune,
conducted by Rev. John S. Jones Burial took place in
McCune Cemetery. Singers were Mrs. Chester Baker and
Mrs. Harry Tridle, with Mrss Freida Wilson accompanist.
Pallbearers were Walter Autem, Cedric Burk, C.A.
Wells, Albert Fincher, Chas Beery and John Mullen.
Mr. Stewart was born May 26, 187l at Halltown, Missouri
and was married to Miss Abbie Shaver at Pineville,
Missouri in 1896. They moved to the Monmouth community
in 1919 and continued to live on different farms in
this community until two years ago when because of
health Mr. and Mrs. Stewart went to Erie to be at the
home of their daughter. Besides the widow, he is survived
by three daughters, Mrs. Burk, Mrs. Dorothy Harrington
of Rock Island Wash. Mrs. Lily Daniel of Petaluma,
Cal. Four sons Earl Stewart of Petaluma, Virgil and
Homer Stewart of NW of town on Rt. 3, and George Stewart
of Erie There are also 10 grandchildren and 4 brothers,
Oscar Stewart of Washhurn, Mo., Ira Stewart of Pittsburg,
Elmer Stewart of Pomona, Cal.and William Stewart of
Los Angelas, and sister Lillie Plattenburg of Cassville,
McCune Herald, McCune, Crawford
Co., KS, March 19, 1948
Mary Olive (Parker)
14 Jan 1892 - 1 Mar 1989
Mary Olive Strang, 97, died Wednesday,
March 1, 1989 at Pheonix, Arizona. She was born January
14, 1892, in Davis county, the daughter of Edward
and Amanda Ann Gideon Parker. She attended the Troy
Academy and taught in rural schools. She married
John A Strang December 29, 1921 and they lived in
Selma until 1941 when they both moved to Pheonix.
Mr Strang died in 1944. She was preceded in death
by her parents, her husband, a brother, a sister
and two stepsons. Survivng are a daughter, Hope Gregory
of Australia, a step-daughter, June Roberts of West
Fork Ark., a sister Mabel Richardson of Bloomfield,
two grandchildren, and 4 step-grandchildren. Services
and burial were held in Phoenix.
30 Oct 1898 – 18 June 1938
MRS. TUCKER DIED OF HEART
Had Moved to McCune Only A Few Weeks Ago
Died At Her Home Saturday Just After Noon
And Burial Took Place At Elkhart, Kansas
Mrs. Tucker, age 40 years, died at
her home in the Stutters property at the West end of
Sixth Street Saturday afternoon at 12:30 0’clock
from a heart ailment. She had been in poor health for
some time, but her death was unexpected. Funeral services
in charge of the Shigley Funeral Home were held at
the Church of the Nazarene Monday morning at 10 o’clock,
conducted by Rev. R. A. Kissee, pastor of the church
and after the funeral service the body was taken to
Elkhart, Kansas for burial. Mrs. Tucker had been in
poor health since the death of her husband, Charles
M. Tucker at Wilberton, Kansas November 6, 1937. Five
weeks ago she and her four children moved from Wilberton
to McCune to be near relatives. Mrs. Tucker was born
Tarcy Beery at Gilford, Kansas October 30, 1898 and
went to a farm S. E. of St. Paul. She lived there until
her marriage at Richfield, Kansas April 27, 1916. The
couple established their home at Wilberton not long
after their marriage. She is survived by 4 children,
Everett, Ruth, Ruby and Elver, all of the home; her
father I. O. Beery of St. Paul; 6 brothers C. R. Beery
of McCune, Rt. 3; Ed Beery of Thayer; Den Beery of
St. Paul; Noah Beery of McCune, Rt. 3; Sherman Beery
of Hudson, Ks and Clarence Beery of La Porte, Ind;
also 3 sisters Mrs. Pearl Riley of McCune, Rt. 3; Mrs.
Mary Patrick of Mulberry and Mrs. Bertha Baugh of Stockton,
McCune Herald, McCune, Crawford
Co., KS, June 28, 1938
Sophia Etta (Swartz) Beery
21 July 1835 - 27 Aug 1927
Mrs. Sophia Wagner, aged resident of Tower Hill,
died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Barbara Riley
Saturday morning. She had been ill for several weeks.
Sophia Swartz, was born in Fairfield County, Ohio,
July 21, 1835. She spent the most of her early life
in Ohio, coming to Illinois in 1874. She was married
to Reuben Beery in 1854. He died in 1862. She was
married the second time to Thomas Wagner, who died
in 1918. She is survived by five children. They are
Mrs. Barbara Riley of Tower Hill, Charles Beery of
Belpre, Kan., Iddo O. Beery, Cabool, MO., Noah Wagner,
Larned Kan., Mrs. Tarcy Wyant of Decatur. Funeral
services were held Sunday at the Riley home in Tower
Hill, with Rev. Ingram of Tower Hill officiating.
Interment was in Little Flock.
Decatur Evening Herald, Decatur,
Ill, 29 Aug. 1927
1842 - 7 May 1913
Wagner, Thomas E., born 18 Dec 1832
Fairfield Co., Ohio, died May 7, 1913, married first
Lydia Sherborn, 5 children-Sylvester, Clary, Silas.
Mariah and Clement and their mother are deceased.
He married 2nd Sophia Berry, spring of 1871, 4 children-Emma,
Noah, Tarcy and Jinnie who died infancy. He and his
family came to Shelby Co., Ill spring of 1874 and
settled Pickaway twp. He also leaves 2 brothers,
1 sister. Funeral at Little Flock Church.
27 May 1858 – 23 July 1927
A. L. Williams of Englevale was
born May 27, 1858 in Van Buren County, Iowa. He came
to Kansas in 1888 and lived in Crawford County twenty
years. He was a resident of Englevale for two years.
Mr. Williams was united in marriage to Hester Davis,
Dec. 1, 1880. To this union were born six children.
He is survived by his widow; three sons, John and
Marsh of Englevale and Ed of Pontiac, Mich.; two
daughters, Mrs. Bertha Harris of Englevale and Mrs.
Anna Cox of McCune. Another son, Eugene, died in
infancy. Funeral services were held at the home by
Rev. Titus of Mulberry. Interment was in the Englevale
Girard Press, Girard, Crawford
Co., KS, August 4, 1927
12 May 1857 – 5 July 1931
Mrs. Hester Williams Dies
Funeral of Englevale Woman, 74,
Will Be Tomorrow
Englevale, July 6 – Mrs. Hester
Williams, 74, long time resident of this district,
diedc at 9 o’clock yesterday morning at the home
of her dauther, Mrs. Bertha Harris, here, following
a long illness. Born May 12, 1857 in Ohio, Mrs. Williams
had lived in this district for 30 years. A membership
was held in the Pentacost church at Arcadia. Survivors
are two daughters, Mrs. Harris and Mrs. Anna Cox, McCune,
and three sons, John Williams, Commerce, Okla.; Ed
Williams, Kansas City, Kas., and Marsh Williams, Detroit.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow
afternoon at the Englevale Methodist church with Rev.
W. C. Heaton in charge. Burial will be in the Englevale
cemetery. The body lies in state at the Siple-Friskel
Pittsburg Headlight, Pittsburg,
Crawford Co., KS, July 6, 1931
1821 – 13 Oct 1907
John Wilson was born in Washington
County, Illinois in 1821 and died at the home of
his son D. H. Wilson in Pawnee County, Kansas, October
13, 1907, aged 86 years. He married Elizabeth McKinley
Mar 1, 1849. Ten children were born, 4 of who survive.
Mrs. Sarah A. Kennedy of Rozel, Pawnee Co., Ks, William
T. Wilson of McCune, Ks, D. H. Wilson of Rozel, Ks,
and Minerva A. Garrison of McCune, Ks. His wife departed
this life, October 23, 1904. Since then he had made
his home with his son, D. H. Wilson. He united with
the Christian Church about 25 years of age, and lived
a Christian life until his death.
McCune Herald, McCune, Crawford
Co., KS, October 24, 1907
1821 – 13 Oct 1907
Saturday evening at about 7 o’clock
Cornelius Winters died at his home three miles north
and one and a quarter east of McCune at the advanced
age of 83 years. The funeral was held at the residence,
but owing to the bad weather, it was not very well
attended. The remains were interred in the City Cemetery.
The deceased was an uncle of Mrs. J. B. Traylor.
The McCune Herald, McCune, Crawford
Co., KS, 25 Jan. 1906
Elizabeth Temperance (Norris
13 Nov 1830 - 29 Jan 1922
Aged Lady Dead
Grandma Winters Passed Away Sunday At The Ripe Old
Age Of 91 Years.
Elizabeth Temperance Winters passed
away at her home 4 miles NE of McCune, Sunday at the
age of 91 years, 2 months and 16 days. The funeral
services were held from the home Tuesday afternoon,
conducted by Rev. H. L. Dolson of this city, and the
remains were laid to rest in the McCune Cemetery. In
spite of her advanced age, Mrs. Winters had enjoyed
reasonably good health, except for the affliction of
blindness, until a few days before she died, when she
fell and fractured her hip, from which injury she never
recovered. Elizabeth Temperance Norris was born in
Stephenson Co., Illinois November 13, 1830. In 1847
she was married to Cornelius Winters in Freeport, Illinois
and they resided in that state several years when they
move to Missouri where they resided 20 years, after
which they came to Kansas, locating here in 1872. Mrs.
Winters was the mother of 10 children, 7 boys and 3
girls. Two of the children died in infancy and the
others lived to manhood and womanhood. There are 4
children living; Frank Winters of near Columbus, Lydia
Wilson of NE of Monmouth, Joe and Will of north of
McCune. The first called home was Carrie in 1889, then
followed Charlie, John and James. Besides her sons
and daughters, she leaves 16 grandchildren and 16 great
grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
The McCune Herald, McCune, Crawford
Co., KS, 3 Feb 1922.
21 Aug 1855 – 3 Mar 1902
A Highly Respected Farmer Living Near McCune Commits
Suicide by Shooting Himself with a Shotgun
John Winters, a well known and highly
respected farmer living between four or five miles
northeast of McCune, added another tragedy to the Winters
family yesterday morninq about ten o'clock by suicide.
He was the son of Cornelius Winters, a pioneer farmer
in that part of the county and lived with his wife
and one child on a portion of his father's farm of
over two hundred acres. His home and that of his parents
are located probably about a quarter of a miles distance
apart, and it was at the latter house the act was committed,
the instrument of death used being a shotgun. There
was a wolf drive in the Winter's neighborhood [that]
started yesterday morning and Winters left his home
with a shotgun to participate in the sport. It is not
stated whether he joined in the drive or not, but it
is alleged that he participated in the chase for a
while and then returned to the home of his parents,
whom he found had gone to McCune. He was seen to enter
the house by a little girl of the neighborhood who
happened to be passing and shortly afterwards she heard
a shot and gave the alarm, and those who were the first
to enter the house, beheld a sight that they will remember
to their dying day. The muzzle of the gun was held
in such a position by himself that the charge entered
his head and blew a portion of it away, and the walls
of the room were spattered with blood and flesh and
his head lay in a pool of blood. The deed was evidently
premeditated and was planned so that there could be
no failure. No reason can be assigned for the rash
act as he was in good shape financially and was a man
of rugged health. His domestic relations were of best
and his wife, who is almost crazed with grief, says
that in the morning when he left the house he appeared
to be in the best of spirits, and his actions were
those of a man whose thoughts were farthest away from
any suicidal intentions. The county coroner was summoned
and a jury empanelled, who, after hearing the evidence
returned a verdict of suicide with a shotgun, but no
reason was assigned by the jury for the rash act. The
first story of the affair that reached this city was
that Winters had either been murdered or accidentally
shot by the wolf drivers, but the evidence and circumstances
produced at the coroner’s inquest dispelled that
theory. Winters was about thirty-five years of age
and leaved a young wife and one child to mourn a husband
and father’s rash deed, leaving them unprotected
in a cold and cruel world. The funeral will take place
In connection it might be added that
the family of John Winters has been one pursued by
fatalities of a wonderful degree, and is wondered at
by many who are familiar with its life history for
the past twelve or thirteen years. About twelve years
ago a daughter committed suicide by shooting and the
act was a great surprise and shock to her many acquaintenances.
She left no note explaining her act and until this
day the cause that led her to take her own life is
a mystery. She was pretty and of a sunny disposition,
and had none of that moroseness at times that indicated
a suicidal tendency. One night about five years ago
a son, Charley Winters, was shot and killed by a joint
keeper named Charles Janes, while he was attempting
to break into the place. There had been trouble at
the Jane’s place earlier in the evening and when
Winters knocked for admittance after it was closed
and was ordered away by Janes, he did not say a word
but instead kicked the door in and started to enter
when Janes shot him under the impression that he was
about to be attacked by the crowd of toughs who had
given him the trouble earlier in the evening. Winters
was killed instantly by the shot from Jane’s
revolver, but he did not know who his victim was for
several minutes afterwards. When Janes learned that
he had killed Charley Winters, it is said he wept like
a child for there were no two better or firmer friends
in McCune than Janes and Charley Winters. The killing
of Winters was unintentional on the part of Janes and
if he had spoken so that Janes had known his voice
it would probably never have occurred. Janes paid the
penalty for the crime however. The last fatality in
the Winters family was caused by a son of Joe Winters,
and while no member of the family survived, the incident
was given a place in line of fatalities credited to
the Winters family. Last Thanksgiving day the Winters
boy and a companion about his own age named Ess went
hunting. During the day young Winter's gun was accidentally
discharged and the charge hit Ess in a vital spot and
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