Clay County Obits "O-P"


If you have any obituaries published before 1923 that you would like to contribute to the page, please send them to me and I will add them.  Obituaries published after 1922 will be abstracted to avoid copyright violations. Unless otherwise noted, obits below are abstracted from the Clay Center Dispatch.  Other obituaries may be found in extractions from the Wakefield (part 1), Wakefield (part 2), Industry and Morganville newspapers found elsewhere on this site.
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Clifford Ohm Oard, 79, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, at his home in Topeka; born Oct. 25, 1927, at Manchester, the son of Benjamin and Mabel (Kissling) Oard; Sept. 25, 1948 he married Wilma Hamme at Longford; preceded in death by one daughter, Lori Oard on Sept. 13, 1999; three brothers, Orville, Bob and John Oard; and four sisters, Emerald Mullin, Ruby Carlson, Pearl Faulkner and Opal Heigele; survived by his wife, Wilma of the home; one daughter, Dixie Moses and husband Bob of Olathe; two sisters, Garnett Ferguson of Abilene and Bonnie Slingsby and husband Duane of Clay Center; one brother, Rudy Oard and wife Marge of Wakefield; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; burial in the Keystone Cemetery.
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A child was born Monday to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Oard, but lived only a few hours. Mrs. Oard is in a very serious condition. (Longford Leader, Sept. 16, 1915)
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Ruth Esther Oberg, 91 died Wednesday,Feb. 21, 2007, in Clay Center; born Jan. 6, 1916, at Chanute, the daughter of Lester and Zetta (Loch) Purdy; married FrankOberg on Aug. 23, 1938 at Chanute; he preceded her in death on Oct. 12, 2002; also preceded in death by one great-grandchild; survived by two daughters, Nancy Schottelkotte and husband Michael of Montrose, Colo. and Jane Deyoe and husband Duane of Boulder, Colo.; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
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Sarah Ann Carey was born in Marion county, Ohio, September 24, 1852 and moved with her parents to Michigan in 1854. At the age of 12 years, in 1864 they removed to Iowa, where she grew to womanhood. She was married to Marcus T. Odell, in 1872 in Benton county, Iowa and came to Kansas in 1879 with their three children, a daughter, Millie H., having died in infancy. They lived four miles west of Oak Hill, and here two more children were born, Millie A. and Walter H., the latter dying in infancy. The husband died in 1886 after a long illness, at the age of 37 years. The family remained on this farm until 1894, when they moved to a farm two miles south of Longford and lived there until 1899 when she moved in town, where she remained until the time of her death, August 6, 1915. She leaves one sister, Mrs. Havil Hart of Victor, Iowa, three brothers, T. A. Carey, of LeRoy, Kansas, Charles of Ladora, Iowa and Joseph of Alliance, Neb.; two sons and two daughters, O. P. Odell of Gurnsey, Wyoming, Owen Odell of Alliance, Neb., Mrs. J. F. Wolf, Mrs. A. B. Baringer of this town, and nine grandchildren. All of the children except O. D. were with her at the time of her death. Burial was in Rose Meron Cemetery. (Longford Leader, Aug. 12, 1915)
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Joann Marie O'Donnell, 78, died Monday, March17, 2008, at Clay Center; born April 8, 1929, at Clay Center, the daughter of John and Marguerite (Esslinger) O'Donnell; she was a nurse and a Catholic; preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters; survived by one sister, Dorothy Conover of Wichita; and one brother, John O'Donnell of Wichita; burial in Greenwood Cemetery
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Mattie Mae O'Donnell born Jan. 21, 1916, at Williamsville, Mo., the daughter of Denver and Pearl (Tinker) Wallis; died Nov. 28, 2003; married to Richard O'Donnell from 1939 to1978; survived by one nephew; burial in Greenwood Cemetery
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Eula Ada (Wohler) Oehler, 89, Manhattan, died Oct. 8; born Dec. 6, 1907, near Barnes to Henry J. and Dora J. (Iwig) Wohler; married Wilbert J. Oehler on Jan. 4, 1928, at the home of her parents in rural Green; he died Feb. 11, 1974; also preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Norma Jean Bergin; a grandson, David Ballard; and by two sisters, Una Dettmer and Katherine Coltharp; survived by a son, Orlin Robert Oehler, Kansas City, Mo.; three daughters, Orpha Lee Carlson, Wichita, Marilyn Joyce Ballard, Kansas City, Mo., Verla Mae Long, North Kansas City, Mo.; a sister, Ethel Nenstiel, Las Vegas; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center. (abstract, Manhattan Mercury, Oct. 9, 1997)
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Mrs. and Mrs. Joe Hamilton returned Monday from Abilene where they attended the funeral of Mrs. Hamilton's sister, Miss Maggie O'Leary. (Longford Leader, April 9, 1914)
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Harold C. Olsen died Monday, Jan. 2, 1995, at Clay County Hospital; born April 13, 1919, in Clay County, the son of Hans Christian and Stella Gooch Olsen; survived by a son, Dennis, Sapulpa, Okla.; four daughters, Valerie Smith, Harrisonville, Mo., Pamela Childers, DeSoto, Sheila Martinez, Lawrence, and Sherry Brun, Fargo, N.D.; three sisters, Frances Anderson and Helen Gepner, both of Clay Center, and Florence Stahl, Dwight; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery. (abstract, Lawrence Journal-World, Jan. 3, 1995)
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Dorothy Ann Orr, 77, of Clay Center, died March 15, 2002, at a Wakefield nursing home. Born Aug. 19, 1924, at Bennington, she was the daughter of Clay C. and Myrtle (Bowers) Smith and was a 1942 graduate of CCCHS; married Raymond Orr on Sept. 15, 1945. She is survived by her husband of the home; two sons, Randy Orr of Clay Center and Jerry Orr and wife, Joan, of Salina; a daughter, Nancy Fletcher and husband, Raymond, of Overland Park; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; preceded in death by a brother. The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church with burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
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Raymond Orr, 82, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, at Clay Center; born May 29, 1924, at Clay Center, the son of James Leroy and Jennie (Paulicheck) Orr; married Dorothy Ann Smith on Sept. 15, 1945; she preceded him indeath on March 15, 2002; also preceded in death by one brother and one sister; also survived by two sons, Raymond Jerome "Jerry" Orr and wife Joan of Clay Center and Randy Orr and wife Francis of Clay Center; one daughter, Nancy Fletcher and husband Raymond "Doc" of Overland Park; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center.
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At his home southeast of Longford, at eight o'clock last Sunday evening, Ford Osberg passed quietly into the Great Beyond. The great suddeness of his death was not expected, and the announcement came as a shock to the people of this community. Deep sympathy for the young wife of only 18 months is expressed on every hand. Ford Raymond Osberg, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Osberg, was born in Kewanee, Illinois, September 15, 1890, and died at his home near Longford, September 8, 1914. The deceased came to Kansas when he was 12 years old, making his home with his uncle, J. A. Kail. He was married on May 7, 1913, to Miss Laura Elizabeth Drumm, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Drumm. Mr. Osberg was taken sick last August with Bright's Disease, which was the cause of his death. He was a loving husband, son and brother, a good neighbor and will be missed in the home and elsewhere. He leaves to mourn his departure, a wife, parents, three sisters, five brothers and other relatives and friends. The funeral was held from the United Evangelical church in Longford. A married sister, with her husband and two brothers of the decease, from Kewanee, Ill., were in attendence at the funeral. Interment was made in the Springdale (Swartwood) Cemetery. (Longford Leader, Nov. 12, 1914)
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Donald O. Osbourn, 57, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, in Marysville; born Sept. 9, 1950, at Clay Center, the son of Gilbert and Lela (Clark) Osbourn; preceded in death by his parents, a twin brother, Thomas Osbourn and a sister, Rosann Osbourn; survived by one stepson, Brad Froehlich and wife Robyn of Clay Center; two stepdaughters, Laurie Clark and husband Chuck of Clay Center and Brenda Michels and husband Alan of Olathe; and five stepgrandchildren; burial in the May DayCemetery.
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Linda Sue Froehlich Osbourn, 59, died Wednesday, July 19, 2006, at Clay Center; born April 1, 1947, at Concordia, the daughter of Arthur and Mabel (Angel) Turner; preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters; survivors include two daughters, Laurie Clark and husband Charles of Clay Center and Brenda Michels and husband Alan of Olathe; one son, Brad and Robyn Froehlich of Clay Center; one brother, D. Wayne Turner of Belleville; and five grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery 
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Raymond Gerald "Jerry" Ouellette, 66, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007, at his residence in Clay Center; born Nov. 20, 1940, at St. Joseph, the son of Louis and Edna (Ferron) Ouellette; married Delores Hill on Oct. 29,1959; preceded in death by two brothers, Bernie and Terry Ouellette; survived by his wife, Dee Ouellette of Clay Center; two daughters, Karen Britt and husband Russ of Clay Center and Sandy Carpenter and husband Kim of Clay Center; two sons, Kenny Ouellette and friend, Jackie Ramsey of Clay Center and Mike Ouellette and wife Trisa of Clay Center; one sister, Annette Woodbury and husband Scott of Hutchinson; one sister-in-law, Linda Lupher and husband Fred of Lincoln, Neb.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
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Nola M. Owen, 92, of Lenexa, died Monday, Dec.4, 2000, at Shawnee Mission; born Nov. 30, 1903, in Clay County; preceded in death by her husband, George W. Owen in 1967; survivors include two sons, Phillip H. Owen of Lenexa and James R. Owen and wife, Elva M., of Weatherby Lake, Mo.; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren; burial at Reinbeck Cemetery at Reinbeck, Iowa
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About 4:30 yesterday afternoon Elmer Packard, on his way from Longford to Enterprise, overturned his car north of Talmage and was killed instantly. His passenger, Ed Agnew, suffered only minor injuries. (Longford Leader, April 20, 1916)
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Ruth Sarah Packard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Packard of Topeka, was born at Enterprise, Kansas, June 16, 1915, and died April 14, 1916, at the home of her grandma, Mrs. Ada Agnew, near Longford. Death was caused by pneumonia, after an illness of about two weeks. Funeral services were held at the home of her grandma Saturday at 12 o'clock and services at Enterprise church Sunday afternoon. Burial was made in the Enterprise cemetery. (Longford Leader, April 20, 1916) br>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Marcella "Sally" Packer, 83, died Thursday, March 2, 2006, in Clay Center; born Dec. 31, 1922, at Hooper, Neb., the daughter of Joseph and Caroline (Baechler) Moser; married Roy Packer June 4, 1945; he preceded her in death May 1983; also preceded in death by one son, two grandsons, six brothers and four sister; survivors include four daughters, Carolyn Williams and husband Cliff of Clay Center, Linda Baker and husband Don of Clay Center, Beth Becker and husband Bob of Leavenworth and Annette Rhein and husband Mike of Savage, Minn.; one sister, Betty Parr of Seward, Neb.; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery
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Charles L. Palmateer, 84, died Tuesday, April 11, 2006, in Wakefield; born April 6, 1922, in Dickinson Co., the son of Robert Daniel and Agnes (Heigle) Palmateer; married Martha Luthi Nov. 28, 1948; preceded in death by one brother; survivors include his wife, Martha Palmateer of Wakefield; two sons, Gary Palmateer and wife Linda of New Cambria and C. Daniel Palmateer and wife Mary of Blue Rapids; three brothers, Frank Palmateer of Wakefield, Robert Palmateer of Wichita and John Palmateer of Manhattan; three sisters, Josephine Steinbruck of Oakhill, Belle Balfour-Chaffee of Clay Center and Doris Palmateer of Longford; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; burial at Rose Meron Cemetery
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Roy David, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Palmateer, was born in Oakland township on May 14, 1903 and departed this life on June 1, 1916 at his home in Chapman township, aged 13 years and 17 days. He leaves to mourn his departure his father, mother, two brother and four sisters: Robert of Manchester, Mrs. Foote and Mrs. Blake, of Oak Hill, Mrs. George Gabhart of Longford, and Willie and Lydia, still at home. Besides these he leaves a host of relatives and friends--for he was loved by all who knew him. (Longford Leader, June 8, 1916)
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Warren Palmateer, the nine year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Palmateer, living southeast of town, died last night at 11 o'clock, after an illness of three weeks, typhoid fever being the cause of his death. Arrangements have not yet been made, but it is believed burial will be in the cemetery at Oak Hill. (Clay Center Republican, April 19, 1914)
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Mrs. Jennie Parker was buried Tuesday, April 12, 1955 in Broughton.  A life-long resident of Broughton, she died in a Wakefield nursing home. She is survived by her husband, Willis; son, Ralph of Newtown, MO and a daughter Lois Tannehill of Broughton; also, a brother, Dr. John Hemphill of Clay Center.
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Anna Jean Parry, 67, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006, at her home in Clay Center; born Sept. 13, 1938, at Como, the daughter of Hector and Cordelia (LeBlanc) Girard; married Galen Parry Oct. 10, 1955; preceded in death by two sisters and one brother; survivors include four sons, Dennis Parry and wife Linda of Ellsworth, Ken Parry of Peabody, Greg Parry and wife Chris of Clay Center and Joey Parry and wife Sandy of Meridian, Miss.; one daughter, Sheila Kendall and husband Mike of Longford; one sister, JoAnn Dalton of Rockport,Tex.; and 12 grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
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A. A. Patterson passed away Saturday morning at the home of his brother, A. P. Patterson, eight miles northwest of Clay Center, being at the time of his deth aged forty-three years, six months and twenty days. The funeral services, which were to be held Sunday, were postponed on account of the storm and were not held until Wednesday afternoon, at the Patterson home and then at the Swedish M. E. church. Burial was made in the church cemetery. (CC Times, Feb. 26, 1914)
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Alice "Judy" Patterson, 83, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, in Topeka; born June 18, 1917, at Fostoria, the daughter of Otto A. and Myrtle A. (Bureman) Klapp; married Whitten Patterson Sept. 2, 1938, at Oakhill and he preceded her in death Feb. 2, 1999; also preceded in death by a stepson, a brother, a sister, a grandchild and a great-grandchild; survivors include two sons, Michael Patterson and wife, Michelle, of Clay Center and Whitten O. Patterson and wife, Mary Jane, of North Glenn, Colo.; two sisters, Anna Kitchner of Clay Center and Emma Richardson of Cheyenne, Wyo.; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren; burial in Rose Meron Cemetery 
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Lloyd Aldon Patterson, 80, died Wednesday, March 8, 2007, at his home in rural Clay Center; born June 9, 1926, in Sherman Twp., Clay County, theson of George Walter and Minnie Marie (Seitz) Patterson; married Wilma Jean Turnage, they later divorced; married Roberta "Bobbi" (Fowler) Rogers in 1986 at Colorado Springs; survived by his wife, Bobbi Patterson of Clay Center; three daughters, Julie Christian and husband Lance of Springfield, Va., Bonnie Weinstein and husband Michael of Albuquerque, N.M. and Shari Diaz of San Antonio, Tex.; one brother, Donald Patterson and wife Nancy of Albuquerque, N.M.; six grandchildren; and three step-grandsons; inurnment in the Sherman Cemetery
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Elizabeth Katherine Payne, 83, formerly of Wakefield, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007, at Clay Center; born Feb. 25, 1923, at Kline, Colo., the daughter of Gus and Jewel (Williams) Townsend; burial in Barstow, Calif.
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Carol Lillian "Grammie" Pedigo, 69, died Wednesday, May 16, 2007, at Manhattan; born Nov. 15, 1937, at Lycoming County, Penn., the daughter of James and Lillian Patterson; married James Pedigo in November 1965; preceded in death by two sons, David and Jimmy Joe, four daughters, Sharon, Sheila, Doris and Tina and one brother, Richard; survived by her husband, James Pedigo of Clay Center; two sons, Tim Pedigo and wife Sandy of Hanover and Gary Pedigo and wife Kristin of Clay Center; one daughter, Kim Gregory and husband Daron of Clay Center; three brothers, Gordon Patterson, Jimmy Patterson and Tommy Patterson, all of Pennsylvania; four sisters, Sharon Patterson, Joanie Patterson, Arlene Patterson and Ruthie Patterson, all of Pennsylvania; and nine grandchildren, Kayla, Kristin,Jacob, Sarah and Garrett Pedigo, Kyle, Kody and Kade Gregory and Kalli Pedigo; burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
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Nellie Perkins, 68, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 1996. Services Saturday at Clay Center; survived by sons, John of Clay Center, Lee of Thornton, Colo.; daughters, Carol Laffery of Clay Center, Betty Bowen of Derby, JoAnn Voecks of Phoenix; brother, Robert Buck of Clay Center; sister, Hazel Dockins of Buyers, Colo.; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. (abstract, Wichita Eagle, Aug. 16, 1996)
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William F. Peter, 93, died Tuesday, March 27, 2007, at Wichita; born March 15, 1914, at Randolph, the son of Edwin and Helen (Inskeep) Peter; married Juanita Hill on June 20, 1942, at Lawton, Okla.; preceded in death by one son, Larry Peter; survived by his wife, Juanita Peter of Clay Center; one son, Veryl Peter and wife Loretta of Topeka; one brother, Kenneth Peter of Randolph; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
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Mrs. Rebecca Peters, one of Cheever's pioneers, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. L. Knisley, June 18th [tombstone says 19th] of paralysis. Funeral services were conducted from the home with interment in the Henry Cemetery. Mrs. Peters is survived by three sons and four daughters: Cabin, Charles and Robert Peters and Mrs. M. Freeman, Mrs. Alice Sampson, Mrs. Cora Knisley and Mrs. Emma Knisley. She was a model christian and highly respected by all who knew her. (Longford Leader, July 7, 1915)
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The funeral services for Anton Peterson, 62, of Morganville, are to be held today at the Swedesburg Lutheran Church.  He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Evelyn of Kansas City; four sons, Merrill of Clay Center, Dale of Kansas City, Ray of Jetmore and Clyde of the home; his mother, Mrs. Justina Peterson of Kansas City, and six brothers and sisters.unknown paper, Wednesday, May 19, 1954
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Bobbi Jean Peterson, 47, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, at her home in Idana; born March 17, 1958, at Clay Center, the daughter of Robert C. and Jean (Fyfe) Baker; preceded in death by grandfather and grandmother Fyfe; survivors include two sons, Scott Peterson and wife Candice of Miltonvale and Spencer Peterson of Idana; one grandchild; her mother, Jean Baker of Idana; and her "Special Dad", Robert C. Bigler; burial in Idana Cemetery
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Bruce A. Peterson, 49, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, at his residence in Idana; born Jan. 31, 1956, at Clay Center, the son of Marvin and Wilma (Gingles) Peterson; married Bobbi Baker Aug. 5, 1978; preceded in death by his father; survivors include two sons, Scott Peterson and wife Candice of Miltonvale and Spencer Peterson of Idana; his mother, Wilma Peterson of Clay Center; four brothers, Jim Peterson of Manhattan, Robert Peterson of California, Mo., Richard Peterson of Russell and Don Peterson of Clay Center; and one grandchild; burial in Greenwood Cemetery
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Delmer William Peterson, 88, died Monday, May 19, 2008, at Clay Center; born April 12, 1920, at rural Clifton, the son of Peter "Pete" and Edith (Graves) Peterson; married Maxine Smith on May 12, 1950, at rural Palmer; survived by his wife, Maxine Peterson of Clay Center;three brothers, Laverne Peterson and wife Mary of Wamego, Glemo Peterson and wife Margaret of Tacoma, Wash., and Marlin Peterson and wife Brenda of Clay Center; and one sister, Marcine Johnson and husband Herbert of Concordia; burial in Greenwood Cemetery
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Jean Peterson, 82, died Sunday, March 30, 2008,at her residence in Clay Center; born Aug. 29, 1925, at Clifton, the daughter of John and Georgia (Ostrander) Sauvain; married Virgil Peterson on June 17, 1946, they later divorced; preceded in death by an infant son and two brothers; survivd by one daughter, Audrey Barnes and husband William of Wakefield; one son, Gerald Peterson and wife Sharon of Paola; her former husband, Virgil Peterson of Green; one brother, Merrill Sauvain and wife Phyllis of Ellsworth; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery
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Lyle E. Peterson born July 25, 1923, at Leonardville, the son of Walter and Ella (Larson) Peterson; died  Aug. 15, 1999 in Clay Center; married Alene Park Jan. 24, 1953; survived by wife, son, two sisters, and three grandchildren; burial Greenwood Cemetery
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Chalmers C. Pfister born Nov. 14, 1914, at Clifton, the son of Leonard and Laura (Dolan) Pfister died  Aug. 9, 1999; preceded in death by a brother; married Dorothy Cessna June 30, 1938, in Ingalls, Kan; survived by his wife, son, daughter, and two grandchildren; burial at Clifton IOOF Cemetery
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LaVonn Phillips, 71, died Tuesday, Sept. 18,2007, at Creston, Wash.; born March 21, 1936, at Clay Center, the daughter of William and Margarette (Harrison) Mildfeldt; preceded in death by five brothers and one sister; survived by six sisters, Cellestine Newman of Humboldt, Mae Ann Gertsch of Creston, Wash., Judy Mildfeldt of Topeka, LaWandaLemon of Maple Hill, Cynthia Sherbert of Salina and Cornelia Moonof Topeka; and four brothers, Arthur Mildfeldt of Elwood, Kenneth Mildfeldt of Topeka, Ernest Mildfeldt of Topeka and Forrestine Mildfeldt of Minden, Neb.; inurnment at Swedish Hill Cemetery.
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Samuel Ira Phillips born Oct. 20, 1923 in Fresno, California the son of Samuel and Ruth (Price) Phillips; died May 24, 2004; married Betty Schmale on Feb. 14, 1958; survived by wife, two sons, two step-sons, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; services May 27, 2004 at Greenwood Cemetery in Clay Center.
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Mrs. Ida Pierce, wife of Harry Pierce, passed away last Thursday afternoon , January 1, after an illness covering several months, at the age of thirty years, ten months and sixteen days. Ida May Ferrier was born at Peabody, Kansas in the year 1883. In her girlhood, her parents moved to Guthrie, Oklahoma where she married Harry Pierce on July 12, 1902. To this happy union were born two sons, Harry and Garold. Besides the husband and sons Mrs. Pierce is survived by her father, of Carthage, Missouri; four brothers, Arville and Birt of Oklahoma City, John of the U. S. Navy, and Meryl, whereabouts unknown; sisters, Mrs. Ruth Johnson of Guthrie, Mrs. Bessie Ray and Mrs. Neta Riggs of Stillwater, Oklahoma and Mrs. Alice Maguenson of Bellingham, Washington. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the First Baptist church, and the Royal Neighbors, of which Mrs. Pierce was a member, had charge of the rites Greenwood cemetery.
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Clay County's oldest continuous resident, Ross W. Pierce, 90, died March 26, 1951 at his Clay Center home after a long illness.  He was born on the family homestead in Grant Twp. on Sept. 16, 1861.  Survived by his wife, Alta Eib, two half brothers, Leo Pierce of Springfield, Mo, and Roy Pierce of Colorado Springs, Colo.  Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery.
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Ralph Warren Pierson born Oct. 3, 1922, at Broughton, the son of Frank R. and Velma E. (Brightweiser) Pierson; died June 4, 2004; married Marilyn Mackender on July 23, 1945 ; who preceded him in death March 12, 1976 and later married Ruth Mackender Ekstrom Oct. 3, 1976; survived by his wife, one daughter, two sons, two stepdaughters, one stepson, 13 grandchildren and fivegreat grandchildren; burial in the Broughton Cemetery
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Ruth E. Pierson, 86, died Saturday, Jan. 12,2008, at her home in rural Clay County; born Oct. 3, 1921, at Bala, the daughter of Earl and Anne (Jones) Mackender; married Peter Ekstrom on May 1, 1943; he preceded her in death in 1973; married Ralph Pierson on Oct. 3, 1976; he preceded her in death in 2005; also preceded in death by one brother, Earl Robert Mackender and one sister, Marilyn Pierson; survived by one son, Scott Ekstrom and wife Mariellen of Tucson, Ariz.; two daughters, Nancy Hubbard and husband John of Junction City and Kathryn Bailey and husband Victor of Lawrence; Ralph Pierson's children, Bruce Pierson and wife Janof Plover, Wis., Pat Pierson and wife Garla of Clay Center andBarb Cashatt of Beloit; one sister, Bertha Meyer and husband Charles of Manhattan; one sister-in-law, Shirley Mackender of Clay Center; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; burial in Bala Cemetery west of Riley.
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Miss Nola Pinkerton, niece of John Pinkerton of this city, died in Lincoln Tuesday afternoon. (Clay Center Democrat, Oct. 14, 1886)
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Died, at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, Oct. 12, Nola, daughter of E. M. Pinkerton in the nineteenth year of her age, after a short illness of typhoid fever. Funeral this afternoon. (Clay Center Democrat, Oct. 14, 1886)
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John E. Pohlman born June 23, 1923, at Morganville, the son of Fred and Louise (Steffen) Pohlman; died Oct. 29, 1999; married Ruth E. Fose Oct. 5, 1951 who preceded him in death Sept. 23, 1994; also preceded by three brothers and two sisters; survived by two sons, a daughter, three sisters, seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild; burial with military honors at Greenwood Cemetery
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John Porter, of the Idana neighborhood met with an accident last Thursday afternoon, which resulted in his death, death occurring Sunday night at the John Greenlee home, where the accident took place. Mr. Porter was helping with work on the silo at the Greenlee farm and when one of the jacks became loosed he received a fall of some twelve feet to the cement floor of the silo, striking his head. The spine was injured and there were internal injuries which terminated in death. He was born near Idana April 23, 1873 and lived his entire life there. He was aged forty one years. He married Miss Belle White in 1895 in Mercer county, Pa. He is survived by his wife and three children, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Porter now of Mayetta, Kansas, four brothers, D. C. of Concordia, W. C. of Xenia, Ohio, J. A. and A. M. of Mayetta and one sister, Elma Belle, of the home. Services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Hebron church, with burial in the cemetery nearby. (CC Times, May 21, 1914)
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Grace E. Priddy, 83, of Longford, died at her brother's home in Bennington on Sunday afternoon.  She was born Sept. 29, 1876 in Allen County and had lived in Longford for 50 years.  Her funeral will be Wednesday, with burial in Rose Meron Cemetery.  She is survived by her brother, Frank Priddy.unknown paper, Monday, April 4, 1960
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Donald Theodore Purling born Aug. 5, 1919, in Clay Center, the son of Theodore Henry and Aletha V. (Keech) Purling; died Dec. 14, 1999; married Emma "Mina" Ingrum Jan. 25, 1946; preceded in death by a daughter and two brothers; survived by her husband, a daughter, two sons, four sisters, two brothers, four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; burial with military honors in Greenwood Cemetery
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Charles Putnam, one of the very well known residents of Clay County and a resident of Green for many years before he moved to Clay Center to resided, passed away early Tuesday morning at his home on East Crawford street. Mr. Putnam had been in poor health for some time but was not considered dangerously ill until last week, his illness resulting from an attack of the grippe. Mr. Putnam was born in Wells county, Indiana, September 15, 1840 and came to Kansas March 24, 1870, homesteading one mile east of what is now the city of Green. He was united in marriage on October 16, 1859. His age at the time of his death was seventy three years and six months. The deceased leave a wife and three sons to mourn his death, only one of the sons now being a resident of this county, that one being Delmar Putnam of Clay Center. The other sons reside in Kansas City and Texas. All of his children were present at the funeral. Funeral services will be today at the home and later at the U. B. church in Green, with Masonic rites at the cemetery at Green. (CC Times Mar. 19, 1914)
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