Clay County Obits "H"


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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Lillian Rose Haake, 96, died Sunday, June 10, 2007, at Clay Center; born June 4, 1911, at Green, the daughter of Walter and Lena (Roth) Habluetzel; married Harold Haake on June 11, 1930; he preceded her in death on Dec. 27, 1984; also preceded in death by four brothers; survived by one daughter, Charlene McMahan and husband Ned of Clay Center; one son, Jim Haake andwife Colleen of Albuquerque, N.M.; one sister, Alice Wickstrum of Clay Center; two brothers, Lawrence Habluetzel and wife Maxine of Clay Center and Arlan Habluetzel and wife Arlene of Clay Center; fivegrandchildren, Mike McMahan, Mitch McMahan, Jamie Bloomfield, Suzanne Klinkenberg and Cristen Haake Powers; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter; burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
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Francis W. Haas, 42, died Sunday in an automobile accident near Solomon. His funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Longford EUB church, with burial in Rose Meron cemetery.  He was born Nov. 13, 1919 at Tampa and moved to Longford in 1936.  He was a veteran of WWII and operated a truck line.  He is survived by his wife, Valeria, and a daughter Linda Sue of home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Haas, of Clifton; three brothers, Ralph of Wichita, Irvin of Springdale, Ark., and Edward of Marysville; two sisters, Mrs. Ora Rhode of Dallas, Tex. and Mrs. Gene Leblanc of Clifton.  unknown paper June 19, 1962
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Mrs. Prudence Haden, age 70 years, died at her home near Miltonvale, on the 19th, inst. (Clay County Democrat, May 26, 1887)
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Marjorie E. "Marge" Hahn, 91, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, at Hill City; born April 9, 1916, at Morganville, the daughter of Orbie and Hazel (Hagenbusch) Pierson; married Ralph L. Hahn on May 13,1933, at Manhattan; he preceded her in death on Jan. 12, 1995; also preceded in death by one daughter and one sister; survived by one daughter, Jeannene Powers of Hill City; one sister, Lois Lippert-Eggerman of Clay Center; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; and five step-great-great-grandchildren; burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Hill City.
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Alberta May Warner Hall was born in Chapman township, Clay Co., Kansas, August 24, 1877, and died Nov. 24, 1913 at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Warner. At the time of her death she was 36 years old. She had been in failing health for about a years and had been a great sufferer. At the age of 19 she was married to Eber Hall and moved to Concordia, Kansas. She leaves to survive her, her parents, her husband, three sons, Albert, Richard and Clarence, three brothers and four sisters. (CC Times, Dec. 4, 1913)

(just slightly different from the one above)
Alberta May Warner was born in Chapman township, Clay County, August 24, 1877, and died Nov. 24, 1913 at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Warner. At the time of her death she was 26 years old. She had been in failing health for about a year and had been a great sufferer. At the age of nineteen she married Eber Hall and moved to Concordia. The early part of her life was spent in this community and she was loved and revered by all who knew her. She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband, three sons, Albert, Richard and Clarence, her parents, three brothers and four sisters. She was a kind and loving wife and mother and the bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community. (Longford Leader, Nov. 27, 1913)
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The funeral for Ole Halverson, 79 year old Morganville resident, will be held at Clay Center on Sunday at 2:30 p.m., with burial in the Greenwood cemetery.  He was born in Helsingland, Sweden, Jan. 12, 1865 and came to this country at the age of five.  He farmed near Morganville for many years, later moving into town.  He is survived by his widow, Christine, two daughters, Mrs. Roy Smith, Clay Center, and Mrs. Edwin Carroll, San Antonio Tex., and one sone William of Templeton, Calif. (unknown paper March 28, 1954)
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Mrs. Anna Kobetich Hamilton, 85, Industry, died Tuesday in Clay Center.  She was born Aug. 12, 1883 and lived all of her life in the Industry community.  She is survived by four daughters, Rowene Feigley of Enterprise, Hazel Keim of Industry, Ruby Keeler of Bartlesville, Okla., and Ada Need of Calif.; four sons, Kenneth, of LaJolla, Calif., Donald of Clay Center, Wayne of Okmulgee, Okla., and Dallas of Salina; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Burial at Athlestane Cemetery.(abstract, Salina Journal, Thursday, Jan. 30, 1969)
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Earle J. Hamilton was born near Oak Hill, Kansas, June 26th, 1886, and died at Colorado City, Colorado, Sunday, Aug. 2, 1914, at the age of 28 years, 1 month and 6 days. He lived at the place of his birth until he was about 15 yers of age when he came with his parents to this city. After leaving school he worked in the plaster mill here and for several months in the mill at Blue Rapids. At the age of 21 he went to work on the Santa Fe railroad and advanced rapidly, and after two years was promoted to freight conductor on that road, which position was held until about a year ago when he was compelled to give up his work and came to Albuquerque, New Mexico, for his health. During his term on the railroad he made the remarkable record of never having a Brownie charged against him. He was united in marriage Jan. 3, 1912 to Miss Myrtle Owens of Emporia and to this union was born one child, Elizabeth. His trip to Albuquerque unsuccessful, he returned to Emporia last Christmas, and in April of this year the family moved to Colorado to better his health. His mother, Mrs. J. W. Hamilton, was with him almost constantly after he moved to Colorado, and his father, J. W. Hamilton, made frequent trips back and forth and everything that could be done for him for his good was done, but to no avail. The only other son born to Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton also died at age 28, several years ago. Both sons left wives and girl babies. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church at Emporia, with interment in the Emporia cemetery. He is survived by his wife and 21-month old baby daughter, his parents, and two sisters, Mrs. W. L. Crebbs of Abilene and Mrs. Mark Brooks of Blue Rapids. (Longford Leader, Aug. 6, 1914)
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J. W. Hamilton was called to Leavenworth Sunday morning by the death of his brother, who died at the Soldiers' Home there. He returned on Tuesday. (Longford Leader, April 20, 1916)
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Kenneth Milton Hamilton, 93, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, at Clay Center; born Nov. 28, 1913, at Industry, the son of Robert and Anna (Kobetich) Hamilton; preceded in death by his wife Ruth Hamilton, four brothers and five sisters; survived by one brother, Dallas Hamilton of Salina; no burial information.
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Adelia Edna Hamme, 90, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, at Abilene; born Dec. 10, 1916, at Wakefield, the daughter of John H. and Blanche (Arnold) Bergmeier; Nov. 3, 1937, she married Jesse M. Hamme at Abilene; he preceded her in death on Jan. 19, 1971; also preceded in death by one son, Jack Hamme in 1996, one brother, Clarence Bergmeier and one sister, Betty Lundin; survived by two daughters, Lenee Sue Smith of Topeka and Audrey Lou Carson of Bennington; three brothers, Calvin Bergmeier of Topeka, Pat Bergmeier of Hutchinson and Dean Bergmeier of Pocatello, Idaho; one sister, Opal Koerner of Wakefield; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren; burial in the Keystone Cemetery.
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Died, near Oak Hill, on Oct. 11th, of typhoid fever, James Hammerly ( Hammerli ?) aged 21 years.(Clay Center Democrat, Oct. 14, 1886)
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Janice N. Hammerli, died Sunday, March 26, 2006, in Arlington Heights, IL; born May 16, 1916, at Chicago, Ill; married Richard Hammerli of Clay Center Nov. 19, 1955, at Chicago; he preceded her in death Feb. 26, 1984; also preceded by one brother; survivors include two sons, Ray B. Hammerli of Dixon, Ill. and William H. Hammerli and wife Darlene of Warrensburg, Mo.; three daughters, Georgia N. Hammerli of Arlington, Heights, Ill.,Jennifer D. Hammerli of Bartlett, Ill. and Lisa S. Hammerli of Palantine, Ill.; and three grandchildren; inurnment service  at the Greenwood Cemetery
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Frances Maude Hammond born May 25, 1912, at Clay County, the daughter of Clarence and Olive (Younkin) Neill died June 3, 2004, at Clay Center; married John HammondAugust 8, 1932 and he preceded her in death in 1991; also preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers; burial in Greenwood Cemetery
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Dr. John Smith Hanna, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hanna of this city, died Monday evening at Marissa, Illinois after an illness of several months. Mr. and Mrs. Hanna were called to Marissa last Sunday for their son's illness, which ended in death. The deceased was born in Clay County and at death was thirty four years of age. Besides the parents he leaves a wife, a brother and a sister surviving. J. A. Hanna, Mrs. C. C. McClu-- and Mrs. George Hanna left Tuesday morning to attend the funeral. (Clay Center Times, Nov. 6, 1913)
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Velma P. Handley, 91, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006, in Wakefield; born Dec. 27, 1914, at Broughton, the daughter of Akin and Essa Loretta (Insley) Sherbert; married Carl Quarnstrom Dec. 24, 1950. He preceded her indeath Nov. 21, 1967; married C. Lloyd Handley Aug. 9, 1970. He preceded her in death March 26, 1974;also preceded in death by infant twin sisters, one brother, Melvin Sherbert and one sister, Ethel Luthi; survivors include two half-brothers, William Sherbert and Dwight Sherbert, both of Clay Center; six half-sisters, Ruth Annis of Oakley, Janet Waters of Phoenix, Ariz., Ann Smith of Glendale, Ariz., Adela Furrer of Abilene, Sue Miller of Lorenzo, Tex. and Kay Kreifels of Syracuse, Neb.; and one sister-in-law, Bernice Sherbert of Albion, Wash; burial in the Wichita Park Cemetery in Wichita
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Handley, Uriah of Topeka, died at his home, 1917 Laurel Ave., October 22, aged 71 years.  he is survived by his widow and eight children.  He was one of the early settlers in Clay County, having come from England with his brothers in law, William and Jonathon Todd of Exeter Twp.  He had a farm south of Clay Center many years and was well known by the early settlers.  His nephews, William, Charles, Frank and Warren Todd were pall bearers.  He was buried in Mount Hope cemetery at Topeka (Clay Center Times, 11/10/1921)
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Bruce Hanson, 65, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2006, in Phoenix, Ariz; born July 6, 1940, at Clay Center, the son of Walter L. and Jean (Heikes) Hanson; married Mary Pfeifer Jan. 3, 1969; she preceded him in death Oct. 29, 1997; married Debbie Stewart Dec. 10, 2001; survivors include his wife Debbie Hanson of Clay Center; three daughters, Lisa Muntz and husband Ron of Parkville, Mo., Erica Wittman and husband Chris of Milwaukee, Wis. and Eva Hanson of Prairie Village; two step-daughters, Stephanie Cookson of Salina and Kelly Gaydusek of Littleton, Colo.; one brother, Max Hanson and wife Marsha of Clay Center; his mother, Jean Hanson Mayer of Clay Center;and three grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery
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Hardesty, John Nelson, born May 7, 1842 in Dresden, Ohio, the eldest of 18 children of Mr. and Mrs. John Hardesty, died Oct.1, 1925 in Clay Center; married Amanda Ellen Vian on Sept. 8, 1864 and they had seven children: John Nelson (died 1895), Willis Ira of Yukon, OK, Perlie S. of Enid, OK, Perry L. of Logan Co., OK, Mrs. Olive Weekley, Martin Hardesty and Mrs. Lottie Cain of Clay Center.  He and his wife came to Kansas in 1869 and he farmed and was a mail carrier.  Mrs. Hardesty preceded her husband in death on Dec. 18, 1922*.  Burial in Greenwood Cemetery (abstract, unknown paper)   *(Actually, John Hardesty and Amanda Vian Hardesty divorced in 1887--she claimed drunkeness and mental cruelty.; She remarried three times--Abraham Wood, William Ray, and ----McCoy).
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Martin "Mart" Hardesty died Sunday, July 10, 1931, at the home of his sister, Mrs. Olive Weekley, south of Clay Center. He was born May 10, 1878 in Clay County, the son of John and Amanda (Vian) Hardesty. He had lived in Clay Center since he was six years old. He was a tireless worker as long as his health allowed, and when he was no longer able to do physical labor, he learned the shoe repair trade and made that his livelihood. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, John and Pearlie. He is survived by two brothers, Ira Willis of Oklahoma City and Perry L., of Beaver Dam, Oklahoma; two sisters, Mrs. Weekley and Mrs. Lottie J. Lee, both of Clay Center. Services were held Wednesday, July 15, at the Schwensen funeral home, with music provided in the form of hymns sung by Mrs. Hazel Petermeyer and Mrs. Enid Cowell, accompanied by Mrs. Eleanor Resler. Pall bearers were four nephews and two close friends, with burial in Greenwood cemetery. (abstract, CC Times, July 16, 1931)
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Hardesty, Pirlie Snowdrop was born in Indiana October 5, 1869 to John and Amanda (Vian) Hardesty, and died October 23, 1928 in Enid Oklahoma.  May 15, 1897 he married Anna Haden and they had two sons and two daughters.  He had been an invalid for the last 30 years, due to an accidental gunshot. Anna died two years ago, and a son died 14 years ago.  He is survived by Mrs. Mable Winburn of Marshall, OK, Mrs. Esther Anthony of Enid, OK and Oscar Hardesty of Enid, OK, his brothers Willis of OKC, Perry of Beaver City, OK, Martin Hardesty of Clay Center, Mrs. Olive Weekley of Clay Center and Mrs. Lottie Lee of Clay Center. (abstract Clay Center Times Nov. 1, 1928)
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Hardesty, Willis Ira died June 17, 1946 in Oklahoma City at age 79.  He was raised in the Industry Community, the son of John and Amanda (Vian) Hardesty.  He is survived by his sister , Mrs. Olive Weekley of Clay Center, and four sons, Joe of Alaska, Tom of Texas, John Hardesty, Mrs. Doris Gee and Mrs. Ruth Williams all of OKC. Burial was June 21 in Oklahoma City. (abstract, Clay Center Dispatch, 4/3/1946)
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Geneva Melba Harkins, 91, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006, in Clay Center; born Sept. 17, 1914, in Clay County, the daughter of Rasmus and Nellie Jane (Gardner) Anderson; married John Lee Harkins Nov. 13, 1947; he preceded her in death Dec. 2, 1978; preceded in death by five brothers and five sisters; burial in Sherman Cemetery.
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James N. Harris--News reached us a few days ago that James N. Harris, who lived near Longford a number of years ago, then moved to Clay Center, finally going to Lawrence, died Thursday, the 5th.  He had been a terrrible sufferer for many years, and if death ever came as a relief, as a surcease of sorrow, it was in this case.  He was a good man,kindly in all his affliction, and had many friends among the older residents of the county. (Clay Center Times, April 16, 1891)
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Martin L. "Bud" Harris Jr. born Aug. 23, 1925, at Broughton, the son of Martin Luther and Florence (Conrow) Harris; died Feb. 13, 2000 in Douglass; married Marcene James April 5, 1946, and they later divorced; survived by two daughters, two sons, three sisters, eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; burial in Broughton Cemetery
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Raymond C. Harris, 74, of Clay Center, died March 26, 1970 at a hospital there.  He was born Aug. 14, 1895 in Versailles, Mo., and had lived in the Broughton community for almost 50 years.  His is survived by his wife, Nona, and a daughter, Vivian Maxine, both of the home; two sons, Charles of Kansas City, Mo., and Robert of Salina; a sister, Daisy Mapes of Clay Center, and seven grandchildren.  Burial March 28 at the Broughton Cemetery.
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Cecil W. Harrison, 68, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007; born March 16, 1939, at Clay Center,the son of Leo E. and Evelyn G. (Baer) Harrison; preceded in death by two sisters, Pearl Goscha and Juanita Woellhof; survived by his wife, Betty Harrison; one son, Eddie Harrison; one daughter, Debbie Smith and husbandJ on; two brothers, Leonard Harrison and Virgil Harrison; three sisters, Lela Shane, Fern Hedman and Merna Siebold; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; burial in Mount Moriah Terrace Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo..
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Harold Roland Harrison, 96, died Monday, June 23, 2008, at Manhattan; born Jan. 27, 1912, at rural Wakefield, the son of Clarence LeRoy and Mary Ann (Lister) Harrison; married Bessie Dahlstrom on April 21, 1934, at the Congregational Church parsonage in Manhattan; she preceded him in death in 1997; also preceded in death by one daughter, Sonja Walter; one brother, Walter Harrison; one granddaughter, Elizabeth Harrison; one great-grandson, Logan Van Der Stelt; and one grandson-in-law, Jay Staatz; survived by one daughter, Shirley Van Der Stelt of Manhattan; one son, Ronald Harrison and wife Glenna of Wichita;one son-in-law, Ron Walter of Topeka; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren; burial in the Wabaunsee Cemetery south of Wamego.
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Velma Harrison, daughter of Dovie Hughes Harrison, deceased, died at the home of the child's grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Hughes, in the Clifton neighborhood, for since the death of the mother, the little one has lived with her grandparents. The funeral was held on Wednesday at the Hughes home and burial was made in the cemetery where her mother was buried about a year ago. The deceased child was the niece of Miss Ella Hughes, who attends Clay County high school. (Clay County Times Oct. 23, 1913)
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Henry Hart, a long time resident of Morganville, passed away Wednesday evening, December 24th, shortly after eight o'clock. The deceased was 88 years old, and death was caused by a general breakdown, due to old age. He had been in poor health for some time. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Morganville M. E. church, and the local I.O.O.F. lodge, of which he was a member, had charge of the burial rites at the Morganville cemetery. (CC Times, Jan. 1, 1914)
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Hartman, Louis Frederick passed from this life Saturday morning between nine and ten o'clock at Dr. Tull's hospital where he was taken a few days before and underwent a very critical operation from which he rallied and his relatives and friends were hopeful that he would recover but death claimed him. The deceased was 44 year old, was born in St. Clare county, Illinois, October 1, 1864.  In 1878 the Hartman family moved to Kansas settling on a farm in Washington county where they lived until eight years ago when Clay Center became their home.  The family consisted of three boys, Louis, the eldest, Amil and William, who engaged in the broom factory business, one of the prosperous enterprises in Clay Center.  On Christmas Day in 1892 Mr. Hartman was married to Miss Lottie M. Lohrengel at Palmer, Kan., who survives him and is grief stricken over the unexpected loss of this dear one.  His mother, aged sixty five years who had made her home with her son since the death of her husband three years ago, feels her loss keenly and the brothers who have been so closely associated together all their lives will not soon be reconciled to the place made vacant by him.  The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian chuch Sunday afternoon at four o'clock conducted by his pastor, Dr. J. C. Berger, assisted by Rev. J. Endicott of the Methodist church. (Clay Center Times, June 2, 1908)
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Henry Hawkins was born Nov. 29, 1843 in Iowa, and died at his daughter's home, near Longford, on July 12, 1916. He was married to Josephine B. Howe in Iowa on Nov. 1, 1866. To this union were born six children, two daughters and four sons. The wife, a son and a daughter preceded him to the spirit world. Mr. Hawkins was an old soldier, having served his county faithfully for four years in the Civil war in Co. C, 11th Regiment of the Iowa infantry. Twelve years ago Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins moved from Iowa to Nebraska, where Mrs. Hawkins died one year later. Since that time Mr. Hawkins has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Lottie Jackson. He is also surived by his sons, George of Treelon, Canada, William of Rolette, S. D., and Joseph H. of Pipestone, Minn., as well as 18 grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. [The following week an article stated that his body was brought to Reading, Minnesota for burial.] (Longford Leader, July 20, 1916)
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The funeral for Walter Haws, a life-long resident of Clay County, was recently held at the First Christian Church of Clay Center, with burial in the Broughton Cemetery. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Haws, and grew up in the Broughton community. He is survived by his wife, Dovie, of the home; a son, Virgil, of Clay Center; two daughters, Mrs. Ralph Mabie of Green and Mrs. Lyman Christopher of Medford, Oregon; two brothers, Harry of Arlington, Washington, and Clayton of Hawthorne, California. (abstract, Salina Journal, Sept. 23, 1953)
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Mary Ilene Hedberg, 71, died Monday, March 13,2006,  in Clay Center; born Oct. 26, 1934, at Clyde, the daughter of Oscar Herbert and Mary Marie (Fuller) Cranmer; married Ronald Hedberg on March 31, 1956 ;preceded in death by one sister and one brother; survivors include her husband, Ronald Hedberg of Clay Center; two sons, Ron Hedberg and Ed Hedberg both of Clay Center; one daughter-in-law, Marcie Hedberg of McPherson; four brothers, Glenn Cranmer of Rogers, Ark.; Ralph Cranmer of Clyde; Bill Cranmer of Clay Center; and Kenny Gene of Ocoee, Fla.; five sisters, Judy Morgison, Sue Hedberg and Pat Eye, all of Clay Center; Velda Douglas of Clyde; and Connie Williamson of Avoca, Iowa.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; burial at Swedish Pleasant Hill Cemetery
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Mike Heckel, living seven miles east of Clay Center, passed away Saturday evening, December 20, 1913, at the home of his step-son, David Hellman. He was born in Germany July 5, 1843. He came to Kansas in 1873, first to Saline county and then six years later to Clay county, where he has resided since. He had been ill more or less for two years. He is survived by one brother in Iowa, two in Pennsylvania and a sister in Germany. Burial was at Ebenezer cemetery, where he was laid to rest next to his wife Magdalena, who preceded him in death some years before. (CC Times, Jan. 1, 1914)
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Matthew Heigele was born Nov. 17, 1836 at Meesinger, Westerburg, Germany and died at his home in Longford on March 27, 1917. He came to this country with his parents when he was 15 years old and located in Freeburg, Illinois. In his early days he was a member of the Lutheran church. He learned the brick mason trade and continued to work at this occupation until 1861, when he answered the call of his county for volunteers in the service of the United States. After serving three months he enlisted at St. Louis, in the 12th Missouri Reg., Infantry. After serving three years and six days, he was discharged at St. Louis. For some years after this he drove a supply wagon for the U.S. government, over the western plains. He homesteaded in Athelstane township in 1869. He was united in marriage with Mary Zimmerman of Davis county, Kansas, April 10, 1882. Unto this union were born five children, four of whom remain to mourn his death: Henry, Fred, Mrs. Agnes Palmateer and Mrs. Louise Malcolm. One daughter, Rose, preceded him in death about two years ago. He is also survived by his wife, one brother and two sisters. He was a resident of Clay county for 48 years. Services were conducted at the Evangelical church, Thursday (today) at 2 p.m., Interment at the Athelstane Cemetery. (Longford Leader, March 29, 1917)
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Our little city and the community in general suffered a shock last Sunday morning when the news of the sudden death of Miss Rose Heigele was announced. Rose was the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Heigele, and the only one of their children remaining at home. She was wonderfully devoted to her parents, and her affectionate nature made her a host of friends, in fact to know her was to be her friend, and the suddeness of her death was a great grief to all. She was born April 12, 1883, in Athelstane township, and died May 2, 1915, age 32 years, and 20 days. Her parents, two brothers and two sister are left to mourn her death, as well as a host of friends and other relatives. The funeral was held from the Longford church, with interment in Athelstane Cemetery. (Longford Leader, May 6, 1915)
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Mrs. Leah (Beitzel) Heikes was born in Warrington township, York Co., Pa., Dec. 6, 1846; died June 10, 1916, aged 69 years, 6 months and 4 days. She was married to Amos Heikes in York Co., Pa., Jan. 28, 1866. To this union were born 14 children, five of them preceding her ito the spirit world in their infancy. The family moved to Kansas in 1878, locating at first in the northern part of Dickinson county. Later they moved to Athelstane township, Clay county, where they lived the greater part of the time since, Mr. and Mrs. Heikes moving to their present home in Longford just last February. Mrs. Heikes leaves to mourn her departure her beloved husband, four sons, five daughters, four brothers, three sisters, 32 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The names of the children are: Mrs. T. S. Snyder of Talmage, Kansas; W. A. Heikes of Meridian, Idaho; Mrs. H. E. Macy of Longford; Mrs. Elmer Johns of Raymondsville, Texas; D. M. Heikes of Delphos, Kansas; L. L. Heikes of Phillipsburg, Kansas; Mrs. W. P. Shivers of Minneapolis, Kansas; and Mrs. Leo Johnson of Granger, Wyoming. The names of the living brothers and sisters are D. W. Beitzel of Dillsburg, Pa., W. B. Beitzel of Buffalo, N. Y., G. W. Beitzel of Washington, Kans., Dr. C. W. Beitzel of Manchester, Kans., Mrs. Tillie Dick of Dillsburg, Pa., Mrs. Nannie Cook, of Harrisburg, Pa., and Mrs. Ellen Heikes of Longford. Mrs. Heikes lived a faithful, consistent, helpful Christian life. The funeral services were held at the United Evangelical church at Longford and the body was laid to rest by the side of four of the infant children in the Athelstane cemetery, there to await the resurrection morn, for the final reunion where sorrow and separation is not known. (Longford Leader, June 15, 1916)
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Clara Marie Heilman born Aug. 16, 1901, at Eustis, Neb., the daughter of Christof and Mary (Spahr) Rieker ; died Sept. 19, 1999, at Salina; married D.M. Heilman Feb. 1, 1923, and he preceded her in death in 1968; survived three sons, four daughters, a sister, eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren; burial in Ebenezer Cemetery
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Alfred Hedblom, 83, died in Clay Center. He had lived on a farm in the Swedenburg community before moving to Clay Center several years ago.  He is survived by a niece in Oregon and a counsin, Ed Naslund of Clay Center.  Burial was in the Pleasant Hill cemetery on Feb. 19, 1956.
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Richard William Heikes, 91, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007, at his residence in Colorado Springs, Colo.; born Dec. 14, 1915, in Clay County, the son of Ralph and Lillie (Daniels) Heikes; married Ruth Fasse on Sept. 22, 1940; preceded in death by two sisters, Hazel Wright and Leona Heikes and one grandson, Kevin Heikes; survived by his wife, Ruth Heikes of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one daughter, Dianna Cockroft of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one son, Dick Heikes and wife Marlene of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one brother, Ray Heikes and wife Tracy of Flint, Tex.; two sisters, Evelyn Mugler and husband Walter of Wakefield and Marilyn Martin and husband Gene of Clay Center; one brother-in-law, Gail Fasse and wifeB etty of Kansas City, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; burial at Athelstane Cemetery.
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An Old and Honored Landmark

As the years sweep by us, they bear with them, from time to time some of our beloved landmarks.  One of our highly esteemed and respected landmarks has been, these many years spared to us by the mercy of Providence, to teach us by his examplary life and conduct, what is required to make up and round out the most perfect life possible, of the "noblest work of God."  Mr. James Hemphill, known to all as "Grandpa Hemphill," is a perfect type of such a landmark.

Drawing near the end of a long life characterized by temperance, justice and truth, his retrospection is undimmed by shadows, and his future radiant with the reflection from the reward that awaits the end of a long and well-spent life of 89 years duration.  "Grandpa Hemphill" moved to Kansas in 1859 and to this city in 1885.

  About ten years ago, he was presented with a gold-headed cane by a few of his friends, and when the scheme became public, many felt slighted because they had not been asked to contribute.  The names of the donors engraved on the cane are as follows:  M. M. Miller, H. M. Fraizer, U. H. Emick, W. H. Underwood, J. W. Miller, Jon. Hanna, Jas. A. White, H. H. Taylor, W. S. Beatty, P. Rothman, Mrs. Rothman, G. Kuhle, Allen Wilson, C. W. Linder, Rev. W. S. Davis, J. A. Ditmar, J. S. Sterling, N. Golliber.  Inscription on the cane: "Presented to James Hemphill as a token of respect."

At this time, we think it appropriate to reproduce the above from this paper at a time when the death of the late James Hemphill was early expected, as being an occasion of much pleasure to the aged man near the close of his life.

The cane referred to in the above article is one presented to the lamented Mr. Hemphill some twelve years ago, when he was lying very low, and was a token that was much treasured by him through the remainder of his life.  The cane, appropriately draped, was carried by Mr. Golliber, one of the pallbearers, to the grave, and there was given to his eldest son, Mr. James B. Hemphill.

  The names of the pallbearers, etc., were: N. Golliber, Col. C. M. Anthony, P. H. C. Bruce, H. H. Bloss, A. R. Ryerson, E. W. Newell.  A beautiful and appropriate part of the services was acted by six young ladies, who followed the pallbearers carrying pure white flowers, intending to be symbolical of the pure and gentle life of the deceased, which were dropped softly and reverently upon the casket.  The names of the young ladies participating in this service were, Gertie Shawhan, Bertha Usborne, Lillie Taylor, Bessie Shawhan, Alma Towsend, Lottie Finch.
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PREACHED BY JOHN S. PARK AT THE METHODIST CHURCH, SEPTEMBER 30, 1888

First Timothy 4:8
Mr. James Hemphill, or "Grandpa" Hemphill, as everyone was pleased to call him, was born in County Antrim in the north of Ireland, in Nov. 1800, and hence would have been 88 years old in next November.  He learned the business of a weaver and practiced that trade of several years.  In 1828 he married Margaet Irwin.  About 1833 he came to America and worked at the trade of a weaver in Ohio.  About the year 1837 he moved to Iowa.  In the year 1858 he removed to Kansas and settled at Milford, Davis Co.

Shortly after his settlement occurred the drought and hot winds of 1860, owing to which no crops were raised, and the people of Kansas were compelled to call upon the older states for assistance.  Many of the inhabitants were compelled to return to the older states for want of the absolute necessities of life.  Grandpa Hemphill remained and passed through the hardships of the following winter.  All the provisions eaten that year were hauled from the Missouri River.  Being in Kansas that year, I saw the destitution of the people owing to the drought and I have never seen anything like it.  It was in scenes like these that the character of Grandpa Hemphill shone to its best advantage.  Few men of three score years, which he had then attained, could have passed through those hardships as he did.  He never spoke of them unless mentioned by others. Modest as a woman, but brave as a lion, he was a man of deeds, and not of words, a hero unknown to fame.

Born of Scotch-Irish ancestry, who came over from Scotland to Ireland during the persecution for conscience' sake, he was reared under the most careful religious influence.  The Sabbath was observed; the Bible was read; the catechism was committed; the house of God was attended by the entire Presbyterian population.  Nowhere in the world is the standard of piety higher than in Scotland and the North of Ireland.  After his removal to Iowa and especially after his removal to Kansas he was deprived of the regular preaching of the Gospel.  He remarked to me two years ago that he appreciated the preaching of the Gospel above every other blessing, but that he had been deprived of that privilege to a great extent by moving to new countries.  During the last two years of his life, his failure of hearing absolutely deprived him the pleasure of hearing the Gospel preached.  He was one of the original members of the Clay Center Presbyterian church, originated on April 1, 1871; at which time he was more than three score years and ten, a striking example of the truth of God's word: "Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it."

And now today when the children, grandchildren and great-children of this old man gather in this house of God to render to his memory the last sad offices of kindness, they see the love and honor of a whole community shown to one who never caused a tear to fall from the eye of his fellow man. (this was edited as it contained several verses of poetry, readings from Shakespeare and other quotes from literature that were just too time consuming to type up.)
Clay County Democrat, Oct. 12, 1888
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Frank Foster Henderson born Jan. 16, 1912, at Billings, Okla., the son of Armour and Anna (Black) Henderson; died Jan. 14, 2000; preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters; married Florence Chestnut, Nov. 29, 1949, at Stafford and she survives in Clay Center; other survivors include two sons, two daughters, three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; burial was in Hebron Cemetery
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Cleta Crawford Hendricks born August 15, 1935, at Clay Center, the daughter of Otis and Emma (Cowing) Mendenhall; died  October 21, 2003; married Clarence Crawford in Clay Center in 1953, later divorced; married Al Hendricks in 1987. He preceded her in 2001; also preceded by her parents and one sister; survived by three sons, two daughters, one stepson, one stepdaughter, ten grandchildren; burial Greenwood Cemetery
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Frank Henry died Sunday at about 11 o'clock at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Henry, who live southwest of Clay Center. He was about twenty-eight years old. His illness extended over a period of about three years. Frank was married a little over three years ago and was holding a responsible position at the post office at Kansas City until his health broke down and he had to resign. He had not been feeling well several days, being up around the house all the time. Sunday morning he began to feel worse and took to his bed, death coming in a few hours. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Republic City church, Rev. L. A. Benson conducting the services, and interment will be in the cemetery near by. (Longford Leader, Aug. 7, 1913)
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Kenneth L. Hensel, 66, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007, at ClayCenter; born July 19, 1941, at Ottumwa, Iowa, the son of M. Clinton Sr. and Mary E. (Leon) Hensel; married June Chalupa on June 5, 1970, at Washington, Iowa; she preceded him in death in 1990; survived by one daughter, Susan Hensel of Manhattan; one son, Dan and wife Deb Fenn ofWaterville, Iowa; two brothers, Mark C. Hensel Jr. and wife Dot of Arlington, Tex. and Fred Hensel and wife Deb of Washington, Iowa; and two grandchildren; burial in the Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington,Iowa.
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Mrs. Homer Hersh died of pneumonia at her home near Vine, on Monday afternoon. She leaves a husband and two babes, one 3 years and another 3 months. (Longford Leader, May 4, 1916)
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Cyril Hess, 83, died Monday, May 19, 2008, at Clay Center; born Feb. 4, 1925, the son of James and Elsie(Carlson) Hess; married Berneta Gee in 1980; she preceded him in death in 2001; also preceded in death by an infant son, two brothers, two sisters, one daughter and one grandson; survived by  one son, Daton Hess and wife Liana of Clay Center; three daughters, Diana Fleming and husband Terry of Clay Center, Debra Lehman and husband Steve of Clay Center and Trudy Hess of Manhattan; five grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
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Alfred Lewis Hibler was born near Oak Hill, Clay County, Kansas, on the 6th day of July, 1884; he died at the home he had rented near Longford, on April 22, 1914, aged 29 years, 9 months 14 days. Alfred was the only son of William and Mattie Hibler. He was married to Mrs. Mary Livering on March 16, 1914. Their happy union was only for a short duration, being only five weeks. He made his home all his life with his parents except the three years at college at Grand Island, Nebraska. He was a boy who never disobeyed his parents and was kind to all. He converted at the age of 18 with the Dunkard church. One year and half ago he attended the Wesleyan Methodist conference field at Miltonvale, and there he sought and obtained a better and more definite christian experience and lived a clean life until death claimed him. After marriage he and his wife set up a family altar in their home and he took prominent part. This is the first time the Death Angel has entered our pleasant home and taken from us until now our only dear son and brother. He leaves a kind wife, an affectionate mother and father, two sisters, Mrs. Minnie James and Miss Ethel Hibler, and kindred to mourn their great loss. Funeral services were held at the Wesleyan Chapel, Friday, April 24, and the remains were laid to rest in the Wesleyan cemetery. (Longford Leader, April 30, 1914)
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Mrs. Will Hibler died at the Clay County hospital Monday. She was taken to the hospital last week and underwent an operation for a tumor; it was also found that she ws in a most serious condition from the ravages of an internal cancer. She rallied for a day or so after the operation, but the grim reaper had too firmly fastened hold, and Monday she was carried to the rewards in the Great Beyond.
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Mattie Kiggins was born in Oxford, Benton county, Indiana, April 7, 1854; died at the City Hospital, Clay Center, June 12, 1916. At the age of 14 years she moved with her family to Wyandotte county, Kansas; in the spring of 1870 she with her parents came out to Cheyenne Creek, Cloud Co., Kansas, which is now known as Jamestown. She was united in marriage to E. W. Hibler on May 15, 1879. To this happy union God gave three children, on son, Alfred L., who preceded her two years ago to the Glory World, and two daughters, Ethel and Mrs. C. V. James. Shortly after her marriage she united with the Wesleyan Chapel Methodist church, of which she remained a faithful member until death claimed her. No parent was ever more devoted than she; denying herself of the comforts of life so that her family might be happy, no matter how great the sacrifice. Besides her husband and daughters she is survived by three brother and one sister. Funeral services were conducted at the Wesleyan Chapel, and she was laid to rest next to her son in the church cemetery. (Longford Leader, June 15, 1916)
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Esther R. Hildenbrand, 89, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 1988; survived by daughters, Marian Williams of Clay Center, Delores Copeland of Wichita; sisters, Ruby Hanson of Citrus Heights, Calif., Marguerite Hildenbrand of Hays; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. (abstract, Wichita Eagle, Aug. 15, 1988)
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Marguerite L. "Bunny" Hildenbrand, 88, died Thursday, June 8, 2006, at Hays; born May 11, 1918, at Green, the daughter of Cale and Emma (Schurle) Hofmann; married Elmer W. Hildenbrand July 25, 1936, at Clay Center; he preceded her in death; also preceded in death by six sisters and one brother; survivors include one daughter, Christine Butler and husband Bud of Hays; two grandsons; and three step-great-grandchildren; private family inurnment at Old Mission Cemetery in Wichita
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Lillie May Hill, nee Keen, the wife of L. S. Hill of Gill township, was born in Jackson county, Iowa, February 29, 1867, and died at her home in Clay county, Kansas, January 6, 1914, aged 46 years, 10 months and 17days. Mrs. Hill came to Clay county with her parents when she was but five years old. She was united in the bonds of holy matrimony, April 23, 1889, to Lesslie S. Hill, to which union there were born two sons, Asa and Archie. She is survived by her husband and sons, aged mother, two brothers and four sisters. The services were held Thursday, January 8, with services at the house and then at the Mizpah church, William Ed Potteiger preaching the services. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church. (CC Times, Jan. 15, 1914)
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Ruby A. Hill, 88, died Wednesday, June 14, 2006, in Longmont, Colo; born Jan. 28, 1918, at Clay Center, the daughter of Ellis and Myrtle Hill (Heath) Male; married Wayne Hill Aug. 10, 1937; he preceded her indeath on January 2, 1981; also preceded by one son, Daryl Hill in 1952 and two sisters; survivors include three daughters, Carol Sanford and husband Glenof Miami, Okla., Jolene Mechtly and husband Marty of Longmont,Colo. and Kathy Joyce and husband Bryan of Houston, Tex.; sixgrandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; burial in Mizpah Cemetery
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Obituary:  Clay Center Kansas Times October 22, 1914 " Mrs. Samuel C. Hill - passed away last Wednesday, October 14th at 11:15 o'clock, at her home in this city, on Sherman Street, after a long illness, being at the time of her death sixty years of age. Arabella Berrier was born in Perry County, PA on the 22nd day of April, of the year 1854.  She was married to Samuel C. Hill December 31, 1876, and to their union were born three children, one daughter, Mrs. Robert Lee, and two sons, William Hill and one who passed away in infancy. The deceased left surviving:  a husband, a son, a daughter, seven grandchildren, three sisters and five brothers.  The sisters are:  Mrs. Mattie Sigler of Industry; Mrs. Maggie Dow of Grove, Calif., and Mrs. Annie Ady of Missouri, Mrs. Sigler being the only one who was able to be with her at the time of her death.  Her brothers are:  Frank Berrier of Broughton, George Berrier of Blue Rapids, and Wilse, Fred and James Berrier of Clay Center. Mrs. Hill was a kind and loving wife and neighbor loved by all who knew her.  She was willing and read at all times to lend a hand in the time of another's sickness and trouble, winning for herself many close friends. The funeral services were held at 2 o'clock on Friday afternoon at the home in the south part of town, conducted by Rev. H. G. Mathis of the First Presbyterian Church.  Burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery." Poem at bottom of memorial: "A precious one from us has gone, A voice we loved is stilled; A place is vacant in our home, Which never can be filled.  God in His wisdom has recalled, The boon of His love had given, And though the body slumbers here, the should is safe in Heaven."(Copyright 1898 by H.F. Wendell, Lelpate, Ohio) Greenwood Cemetery Burial:  Addition #1, Block 1, Lot 31
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November 11, 1926 "Sam Hill - passed away at this home in this city last Thursday morning. He had been in failing health for a long time, but kept up and around as long as he had strength to do so.  He had been unable to lie down to sleep for more than a year and was forced to sit up in a chair all night.  Last Thursday morning, his daughter, Mrs. Robert Lee stopped at his home near the city light plant about 9 o'clock, to see him and was greatly shocked to find that he had passed into the eternal sleep as he sat in his chair.  Death came to him as a relief, as he had grown so feeble and suffered a great deal.  Sam Hill was a familiar figure on the streets of Clay Center, and practically everybody knew him.  For a long time he sold vegetables around town and later he had a pop corn stand. During the past summer, he was unable to do any work, but he wanted to see what was going on and often brought his camp stool down town and sat on the corner and watched the people go by. His life story is as follows:He came to Kansas in the year of 1882 and has made Clay Center his home for the past 30 years.  He was married to Miss Arabella Berrier December 31st, 1879 and to this union 3 children were born, one dying in infancy. His wife preceded him in death, October 13, 1914.  He leaves to mourn his departure two children, Mrs. Robert Lee and William Hill, both of Clay Center, 8 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Also two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hilty, and  Mrs. Anna Miller living in Pennsylvania. "Precious Father, he has left us, Left us yes, for every more, but we hope to meet our loved one, On that bright and happy shore.  Lonely the house and sad the hours, Since our dear one has gone, But oh, a brighter home than ours, In Heaven is now his own." Funeral services were held at the Peterson Funeral Chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. McGill of the Christian Church.  Appropriate musical numbers were furnished by Mrs. Wilber Neil, with Miss Ailene Wilson as accompanist.  Burial was in Greenwood cemetery beside his wife."   unknown paper
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Rovena Hinson born Jan. 30, 1913, in Grant Township in Clay County, the daughter of Louis and Emma (Lister) Sherbert; died  Jan. 13, 2000 in Concordia; married Jesse Ray Hinson June 3, 1936, at Washington, Kan., and he preceded her in death Oct. 16, 1996; also preceded by two brothers; survived by a son, and three brothers; burial in Gatesville Cemetery southeast of Clay Center
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Matilda J. Hitsman born Oct. 15, 1919, at Junction City, the daughter of Willard Crossen and Mary Elizabeth (Bennett) Bailey; died Sept. 18, 1999; married Dalbert Hitsman March 10, 1934; preceded in death by a brother and two sisters; survived by husband, two sons, eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; burial at Greenwood Cemetery
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Gottlieb Hoerdt, a resident of Clay Center for some years, making his home alone in Riverview, near Huntress park, was found dead Monday morning between 7 and 8 o'clock in the yard at his home. From the appearances Mr. Hoerdt had been out to bring wood for starting the morning fire and one the way back to the house was overtaken by death, caused by a sickness, with which he was troubled. He was aged 70 years and 3 months. Mr. Hoerdt was born October 26, 1846 in Steinheimer, Oberamt Marbaugh, an der Merr, Wuerttemberg, Germany, and came to American in 1879. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon with burial in Greenwood cemetery. (CC Times, Jan. 22, 1914)
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Aubrey Farmer Hoffman was born June 11, 1883 in Industry to Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Hoffman, and died Nov. 20, 1942 at his son's home in Clay Center. He married Mary Kiggins on April 28, 1909 and they were blessed with three children, Clifford, Glenn and Thelma. He was a former mail carrier, insurance man, and in 1929 was elected Court Clerk for Clay County, which position he held for ten years. He is survived by his wife, Mary, of the home; two sons, Clifford of Clay Center and Glenn of Abilene; a daughter, Thelma (Mrs. Eugene) Woellhof of Clay Center; a brother and sister, Leslie Hoffman and Mrs. Roy Lilley, both of Longford; and a grandson, Bobby Dean Hoffman. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and two brothers. Brief services were held at the Hoffman home, followed by final rites at the Mert Schwensen funeral home on Monday, November 23rd. Burial was made in Greenridge cemetey. (abstract, CC Times, Nov. 26, 1942)
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James T. Hoffman of Wakefield; born Aug. 16, 1962 at Chicago, Ill. to Fred and Patricia (Muldoon) Hoffman; died Jan. 27, 2004 in Khalidiyah, Iraq; married Vickie Pierce June 21, 1989 at Clarksville, Tenn; survived by his mother, his father, his wife, two step-daughters, four brothers, one sister, three grandchildren; burial in in Ft. Riley Cemetery
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Lem Melvin Hoffman was born July 25, 1878, near Industry, to Oliver and Lizzie Veit Hoffman. He died at an Abilene hospital on May 17, 1935. He was united in marriage on May 3, to Miss Lena Wilmer, and they spent all their married life in the Industry and Upland communities. To their union were born two daughters, Mr. Roy MacDonald, Wichita, and Mrs. A. K. Steinbruck of Wakefield. The wife and children survive, and other surviving relatives include two sisters, Minnie Evans and Tressa Lilley, both of Longford, two brothers, G. E. of Longford and A. F. of Clay Center; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday at the Liberty cemetery near Upland. (abstract, CC Times, May 26, 1935)
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Lizzie Veit Hoffman was born at Berlin, Sangamon county, Illinois. At the age of 18 years she moved with her mother and brothers to Kansas, and settled on a homestead four miles east of Industry, where she resided for two years. When near the age of 21 she was united in marriage to Oliver Hoffman, and after her marriage she again took up residence on a homestead. She had been a resident of Longford for the past ten years, at which place she died. Her husband departed this life April 2, 1912. Mrs. Hoffman was the mother of seven children, all of them living, except Earl M. having passed away in infancy. The children are: Irene O. of Blue Rapids; L. M. of Upland; C. L. of Wyoming; A. E., Minnie E. and Tressa R., all of Longford. Besides her children she leaves to mourn her death eight grandchildren; four brothers, Charlie, George and Henry of California and John of Oregon; one half-sister, Mrs. Ring, and a half brother, Gust Steinbruck, both of Wakefield. The children (except C. L.), one brother, Charlie, and her half sister were at her bedside when the end came. She was baptised in infancy in the German Lutheran church and has retained the faith through the remaining years of her life. Through life she was a faithful wife and devoted mother and through her illness was very patient and cheerful and especially at the last when the end came her face told of the happiness which no words can express. She was born June 3, 1855, and departed this life May 29, 1917, aged 61 years, 11 months and 26 days. funeral services were held in the Longford church last Thursday at 10 o'clock a.m. Interment was in the Greenridge cemetery east of Industry. (CC Times, June 7, 1917)
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Oliver Hoffman was born in Tippecanoe county, Indiana, September 29, 1849. Died at his home in Longford, Kansas, April 2, 1912, aged 72 years, 6 months and 3 days.

He was a soldier in the civil war, enlisting under Captain Jacob Hayes as a private in Company "D" 143rd Regiment of the Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He enlisted on the 6th day of May, 1964, and was honorably discharged on the 26th day of September of the same year, by reason of the expiration of his term of service. While in the Army he received a sunstroke, the effects of which he felt all through life.

He was united in marriage to Miss Lizzie Veit, August 5, 1875, to which union was born four sons and three daughters, all of whom survive him except one son, who passed away in infancy.

He was a man of excellent habits, fine moral character and sturdy constitution, and he continued to be active in his accustomed pursuits till long past the age at which most men drop out of the ranks of the worker. To this end there is no doubt that his sunshiney disposition largely contributed. He met most of life's conditions with a joke. He was a practical, matter of fact man, but he had his peculiar way to extract merriment from life as it went along, and he was not disposed to worry about matters that could be bettered in other ways. This cheerful spirit remained with him to the last, and he retained his clearness of intellect up to his closing days. He was invariably a good neighbor, and there was no happier family circle in the land than his. When he died, full of years, and ready to be gathered to his fathers, the grief that was felt over the close of his long career was widespread and sincere. His best monument will be the report he had left behind him in the community in which he has lived for more than forty years.

Although Mr. Hoffman was a member of no church, he exemplified by his pure and honorable life the teachings of the golden rule and unfailingly evinced a practical piety that will be long remembered as the best of professions.

There was a daily beauty about his life which won every heart. In temperament he was mild, concilliatory and candid; yet remarkable for an uncompromising firmness. He gained confidence where he seemed least to seek it.

He believed that "Men and women, youth and children, seek the friendship of the sunny-faced," and that "All doors are open to those who smile." That "All social circles welcome cheeriness," and "A sunny face is an open sesame to heart and home."

He believed in the Fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man. He believed that the man who scattered flowers in the pathway of his fellow man, who let into the dark places of life the sunshine of human sympathy and human happiness is following in the footsteps of his Master.

He came to Kansas in 1872 and settled on a homestead near Industry, in the northern part of Dickinson County. He run the first header run in the Smoky Hill valley. In the spring of 1907 he commenced the carrying of mail on route 1 out of Longford and in the same year moved his family home to town. He continued to perform this task until his last sickness a few days before his death. His entire family was with him from the time it was realized he was dangerously ill. His family are, wife, Mrs. Lizzie Hoffman of Longford; sons, L. M. of Upland, G. L. and A. F. and Miss Tressa Hoffman and Mrs. C. W. Evans of Longford and Mrs. M. A. Fiscel of Concordia. Three brothers and sisters also survive him. One sister, Mrs. Mary Sutton, of Jetmore, Kansas, arrived in time for the funeral. An aunt, Mrs. Isabella Ray, of the Industry community, preceded him in death many years ago.

Funeral services were conductedin the Longford U. E. church by the Rev. Belden Weikel, Thursday morning, April 4, and he was laid to rest in the Greenridge cemetery southeast of Industry.


Card of thanks: We wish to express out thanks through the Leader to all the neighbors and friends who so kindly and untiringly assisted us during the sickness and death of our dear husband and father, Oliver Hoffman. Also for the beautiful floral offerings, especially to all those who presented the beautiful R. F. D. No. 1 pillow, which was appreciated by his wife and family.
Mrs. Lizzie Hoffman and children.
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Violet E. Hofmann, 102, died Monday, April 17, 2006, in Clay Center; born Oct. 27, 1903, at Green, the daughter of David and Emma (Blaine) Goodin; married Wilbert Hofmann Aug. 17, 1927; he husband preceded her in death June 29, 1998; also preceded by one brother and five sisters; survivors include one daughter, Eloise Sanneman and husband Warren of Clay Center; one son, Arvin Hofmann and wife Areata of Clay Center; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; burial in Ebenezer Cemetery
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Vella Alfreda Hogbin, 72, died Monday, Nov. 13 in Topeka; born June 19, 1928 at Clay Center, the daughter of Alfred and Ruth Boughen Bauer; preceded in death by her husband, Chester A. Hogbin; survivors include a stepson, Chester Eugene Hogbin of Topeka; a sister, Jo Sanborn of Chapman; no burial information
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Mrs. Helen Hollenbeck, 85, died Sunday at her home in Idana.  She was born Nov. 30, 1867 in Athens, NY, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe W. Porter.  She is survived by three sons, Porter Derrick of Idana, Howard of Wisdon, Mont., and Grant of Fresno, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. L. E. Dial of Topeka, Mrs. Mina B. Clark of Clements, Calif., and Mrs. Robert Kemble, Kenosha, Wis.  Funeral services are to be held Wednesday at the Presbyterian church in Idana.  unknown paper, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1953
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Dr. Douglas "Doug" B. Holtz born Nov. 30, 1942, in Clay Center, the son of Harold and Olive (Novak) Holtz; died Jan. 16, 2000; married Gloria Dirks March 6, 1976, at Hutchinson and they later divorced; survived by his mother, a son, a daughter, a brother; burial in Greenwood Cemetery
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INDUSTRY--Our community was shocked Friday afternoon when the news was phoned that Mrs. Jerry Hoover had died suddenly at her home about four o'clock. She was in usual health when the pain struck her which resulted in death a few minutes later. Mrs. Keim and Mrs. Vangir were visiting her at the time but before help arrived she had passed away. The many dear ones have our heartfelt sympathy in this their dark hour of sorrow. The burial was in Abilene on Monday. Quite a few from a distance attended the funeral, including her brother, Charley Kregar and his family from Lincolnville. (Longford Leader, Mar. 19, 1914)
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Eva, beloved wife of Romeo C. Hovey, died March 10th at the home of her grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. L. P. Walker in Arnett, Oklahoma, after an illness of about three months. She was born Eva Walker, on Feb. 25, 1886 near Clay Center, Clay County at the home of her grandparents. At the age of six years her mother passed away, and her father, Prof. I. M. Walker, gave her to the care of his parents. At the age of 20 she united with the United Evangelical church of Longford. She was married June 11, 1913 to Romeo C. Hovey and to him she was a loving wife. Funeral service were held at the Christian church in Arnett, and her body was then taken to the train and she was brought to Abilene, accompanied by Mr. Hovey and her uncle, George F. Hersh. She was laid to rest in the Abilene Cemetery, next to her mother and maternal grandparents. (Longford Leader, Mar. 18, 1915)
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Samuel Howie was born in Stewart, Scotland in 1842 and died at his home west of Industry on Sept. 3, 1915, after a long illness. He came to the United States some 45 years ago and located in Utica, La Salle county, Illinois. It was at that place that he met and married Miss Sophia Wood, from which union ten children were born. Soon after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Howie came to Clay County and located on a farm near Industry, where he resided until the time of his death. He was an elder in his church at the time of his death and had held that position for many years. Being rather reserved in manner, he was not prominent in social matters, but was a great reader and took part in political affairs. The funeral was held Monday morning from the Cheever Presbyterian church, and burial was made in the Henry Cemetery, beside his wife, two daughters and a son, who had gone before. He left two sons and three daughters to mourn his loss; they are: James, Ben, Mary, Mrs. Carrie Kreider and Mrs. Maggie Brown. All live in Industry, except for Ben who is from Des Moines, Iowa. (Longford Leader, Sept. 16, 1915)
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Mary J. Howley  died Aug. 12, 1999 in Manhattan; born Dec. 1, 1902, in Clara, Kan., the daughter of George and Ellen (McKenna) Nault; married Roger Howley May 14, 1928, and he preceded her in death May 20, 1999; also preceded by two brothers and four sisters. survived by two daughters, a son, 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren; burial in St. Mary Cemetery in Clifton
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Beulah Berniece Hoyle, 87, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at Manhattan; born Sept. 17, 1920, at Downs, the daughter of Aaron and Maude (Hunter) Asper; married Ellis Hoyle on Jan. 30, 1945. They moved to Clay Center in 1955; he preceded her indeath on Aug. 12, 1996; also preceded in death by one sister, Arlene Austin; survived by two daughters, Nancy Habluetzel of Manhattan and Janet Creason and husband Gary of Overland Park; two sons, Bob Hoyle and wife Zoe of Wichita and John Hoyle of Clay Center; one sister, Mildred Stevens of Sun City, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
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INDUSTRY: Hattie Huls, formerly of this place, died at her home at Oak Hill on Thursday.(Longford Leader, Oct. 21, 1915)
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Mrs. Hugh Huls, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Butler, of near Oak Hill, died at Garden City on Monday, and the body shipped to Oak Hill. Funeral services were held at the North Exeter church, and interment made in the North Exeter cemetery. (Longford Leader, Aug. 19, 1915)
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Esther M. Humbargar born Dec. 14, 1907, at Abilene, the daughter of Daniel Ellis and Olive V. (Bull) Jones; died Nov. 29, 1999 at Clay Center ; married Lester Humbargar April 22, 1934, and he preceded her in death Oct. 12, 1983; also preceded by two brothers and a sister; survived by a daughter, a sister, four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; burial at Crown Point Cemetery in Ottawa County
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Clay Center--George Humfeld, 57, former resident here, died at Ephrata, Wash., following a long illness.  Mr. Humfeld, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Humfeld, was reared in Clay Center.  He is survived by his wife, of Ephrata; one son, Harold, a colonel in the Air Force; and several brothers and sisters: Alfred, Salina; Mrs. D. R. Fish, Clay Center; Mrs. D. L. Matthew, Concordia; Clarence, Beloit; Charles, Sabetha; Herman, McPherson; Mrs. Faye Hurst and Minnie Humfeld, Caldwell.(unknown paper, Feb. 15, 1951)
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Marian Juanita Hundley  died July 1, 1999, at Pekin, Ill; born Nov. 2, 1907, in Clay Center, the daughter of Christopher Albert and Mary E. (Hall) Dunable; married Arthur Hundley, Aug. 26, 1928, and he preceded her in death Dec. 8, 1972; also preceded by a son, two brothers and a sister; survived by a son, a daughter, four grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery in Clay Center
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HUNTER:  Chris Hunter, who for many years has been a resident of this county, living in the vicinity of Green, died last Sunday, March 22, passing away after a long illness.  Mr. Hunter, had he lived a short time longer, would have attained the age of seventy-three years before his death.  Ever since coming to Clay County he had lived in the Green community and among the people of that section he was highly respected among a whole neighborhood of friends and acquaintances.  Mr. Hunter left surviving a wife and one adopted son, there being no children born to Mr. and Mrs. Hunter.The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the home.  Burial was made in the Green cemetery.(Clay Center Times, Clay Center, Kansas dated March 26, 1914.)
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Green has lost one of its best known and well respected citizens in the passing away of Christopher Hunter. Mr. Hunter was born near Leroy, McLean county, Illinois, March 25, 1849. He came to Kansas in 1872 and settled on a homestead a few miles north of Green, where he made his home until six years ago, when he moved to Green, where he lived with his family until his death, which occurred March 33, 1914. In Galesburg, Illinois, January 5, 1876 he was married to Miss Anna Jones who survives him. The funeral was hold at the Green M. E. church Tuesday with interment in the Highland cemetery. (CC Times, april 2, 1914)
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Joel Hunter died January 30th after a lingering illness of about five months.  Funeral services were held at the U.B. church February 1st, conducted by Rev. Halbert to a large crowd of sympathizing neighbors and friends.  Mrs. Halbert and choir's singing was very beautiful and appropriate, after which the remains were taken to May Day and interred besides his two children.  Mrs. Hunter and two remaining little boys have the sympathy of their friends and neighbors in this their bereavement.(Clay Center Times, Clay Center, Kansas dated February 5, 1903)
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Marvin Bury Hurlbut born Dec. 22, 1924, at Oronoco, Minn., the son of Mark and Mathilda (Bury) Hurlbut; died Sept. 30, 1999; married Frances Page on Oct. 11, 1965; preceded in death by a son, Ronald Hurlbut; five brothers and three sisters; survived by  a daughter, two sons,  two step-daughters, sister Jessie Hines, 6 grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren and 12 step-great grandchildren; burial at Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center.
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Died, in this city at 11 o'clock, July 13, of cholera morbus, Wm. Huston, age 65.  Funeral Wednesday at 3 o'clock.(Clay Center Democrat, July 15, 1886)
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Alice K. Hutchinson; born March 15, 1909, at Oakley, Kan., the daughter of Samuel J. and Anna L. (Zavodnik) Spicer; died Feb. 29, 2004; preceded in death by her husband on July 16, 1957, and also by  three brothers and one sister; burial Fairview Cemetery in Phillipsburg
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