Geary County Obituaries
Below are some obituaries pertaining to folks from Geary Co. All obituaries described as "abstracts" are from the Junction City Union and Junction City Weekly Union unless otherwise noted. If you have any to contribute to this list, please email me, Sheryl McClure, at: email@example.com Obituaries published after 1922 will be abstracted (i.e., only pertainent facts extracted from the article) to avoid copyright infringement.
Grace M. Acker was born Sept. 11, 1915, in the Clarks Creek Community to Edward Ludwig Adolph and Alwina Hulda Benkula Mass; died Jan. 10, 2004; married Robert Sherwin Acker on Nov. 5, 1938; preceded in death by her husband and one son, Edward Acker; survived by one son; one sister, ; one brother; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; inurnment of the ashes will be at the Good Hope Cemetery, west of Junction City (abstract Jan. 12, 2004)
Myrtle M. (Filby) Acker, 87, of Grass Valley, Calif born June 29, 1913, at Junction City, the daughter of Henry and Bessie Filby died May 29, 2001; married to Samuel Acker for 62 years; survived by daughter; two sisters; and two brothers; preceded in death by her husband, in 1997; four brothers, Charles, Earl, Leffle and Arthur Filby; three sisters, Zula, Wanda and Ola Jean (Filby) Lacy; and a grandson, Carl Johnson in 1989.(abstract, June 27, 2001)
Warren Harlan Acker, 82, of Borger, Texas, born March 21, 1919, in Junction City, son of Samuel and Anna Acker; died Oct. 30, 2001 in Amarillo; May 17, 1942, he married Jacqueline Ann Folck; survived by his wife; a sister; two sons; and eight grandchildren; preceded in death by his mother and father; an infant brother, Clyde; and three sisters, Helen, Myrtle, and Nettie (abstract Nov. 2, 2001)
Betty Jane Adair was born March 30, 1920, at Kansas City, Mo., daughter of Corbett and Ethal McCallum Miller; died April 18, 2003, at Hanover; married May 7, 1938; survived by her husband; two sons; two daughters,; 18 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren; preceded in death by two children, Virginia and Annette; burial in St. John's Catholic Church Cemetery at Hanover.(abstract April 21, 2003)
William Robert "Billy Bob" Adam, 80, of Junction City was born July 25, 1922, at Emporia, the son of Evan and Kathryn Grace Roberts Adams; died June 3, 2003 in Council Grove; in 1947 he married Shirley Ann Balcer; they divorced; in 1962, he married Mary Jane Buckbee Miller; she survives, along with three sons; one step-son; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; burial in Delavan Cemetery (abstract June 5, 2003
Judy M. Adams, 60, of Grandview Plaza born March 11, 1941, at Junction City, the daughter of Walter and Esther (Otte) Peterson; Dec. 16, 1966, she married Phillip Adams at Junction City; he survives along with one son; one daughter; one brother; one sister; and one grandchild; preceded in death by her parents (abstract)
Doris E. Akers, 89, of Junction City, born on March 1, 1915 in Hinson, FL., the daughter of William T. and Lillie Keene Sapp; died March 17, 2004; married to Leo A. Akers on Nov. 11, 1935, in Morse, Iowa. He preceded her in death on July 29, 1967; survived by three sons; two daughters; one brother; two sisters; 14 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; preceded in death by her parents, and three brothers, James W. Sapp, Willmet Tucker and George Tucker; burial Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery (abstract March 24, 2004)
Delores Lee Alford, 79, of Abilene was born March 24, 1924, at Lincoln, the daughter of Claude Crawford and Dottie Leota (Bollier) Kerr; died April 4, 2003; Dec. 19, 1940, she was married to Martin G. Alford in Belleville; survived by her husband of the home; two daughters; three brothers; two sisters; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; preceded in death by her parents; a son, Gary Lee Alford on Sept. 29, 1992; and a grandson, Elmer Ray Rairden Jr. in 1977; burial in the Abilene Cemetery (abstract Daily Union, April 7, 2003)
Sofio M. Amante, 95, of Junction City; died Nov. 26, 2002; cremation planned (abstract Nov. 29, 2002)
Earl William Ascher, 82, of Salina born on Jan. 8, 1921, in Geary County, the son of Herman F. and Anna M. (Erichsen) Ascher; died May 30, 2003; married to Elinor (Willi) for more than 40 years before she died in 1983; later married Mabel Haneberg (Ritz) Ascher; they were married for 17 years; survived by his wife; his sons; sister; stepsons. Also five grandchildren and six step grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren, and two step great-grandchildren (abstact June 1, 2003)
Funeral for Mrs. Wm. Ascher will be held tommorrow (Feb. 10, 1927) at the German Lutheran Church on Clark's Creek and burial will be at the Government Hill Cemetery, (abstract, Feb. 9, 1927)
Donald L. Alexander, 77, of Grass Valley, Calif born Dec. 27, 1925, at Junction City; died July 18, 2003, at Kennewick, Wash; survived by wife, Jeanne Bignall Alexander, two sons; one sister; and two grandchildren. (abstract July 24, 2003)
Isadore Q. "Al" Allen, 85, of Junction City born Sept. 26, 1917, at Carrier's Mills, Ill., son of Artter and Delilah (Mitchell) Allen; died Nov. 23, 2002; Jan. 11, 1950, he married Pauline Fisher at Beatrice, Neb;
survived by his wife, his son; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; burial Sunset Hill Cemetery at Herington (abstract Nov. 26, 2002)
Beverly "Betty" A. Allensworth, 81, of Junction City born Dec. 22, 1919, at Junction City, daughter of Alexander M. and Charlotte (Stillie) Neilson; died Sept. 3, 2001; Jan. 5, 1941, she married Dean C. Allensworth at Wichita; he preceded her in death Dec. 19, 1976; also preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Charles A. and Robert Neilson; survived by three nieces and a nephew (abstract Sept. 6, 2001)
Carrie Evelyn Anderson, 81, of Junction City was born July 1, 1920, at Little Rock, Ark., daughter of James R. and Mattie C. (Thompson) Fisher; died April 19, 2002; Dec. 8, 1936, she married L.B. Anderson at Leavenworth; he preceded her in death Feb. 19, 1998; also preceded in death by her parents, one brother, one grandson and one great-grandson; survived by four sons; three daughters; one brother; one sister; 22 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren (abstract April 22, 2002
Alberta M. Anderson, 93, of Junction City born July 11, 1909, at Bowling Green, Ky., daughter of Albert W. and Laura M. Rhea Settle; died Dec. 25, 2002; first married L.L. Owens in Washington, D.C.; he preceded her in death; then married Earl Anderson at Princeton, Ind.; he also preceded her in death; survived by two sisters; and nieces, nephews and cousins; preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Rose Woolfolk; burial Highland Cemetery (abstract December 30, 2002)
James A. Andujo Jr., 49, of Junction City born May 7, 1954, to James A. and Grace (Romero) Andujo Sr. at Stockton, Calif; died Dec. 27, 2003; survived by his wife, Mary, of Atwater; one daughter; one son; one sister; two brothers; preceded in death by his father; burial at East Union Cemetery, Manteca. (abstract Jan. 14, 2004)
Jo Anne Lee Appodaca, 77, of Junction City, was born March 14, 1926, in Junction City, daughter of Leo F. and Caroline (Enders) Henry; died Jan. 5, 2004; married Jess Appodaca on May 3, 1951, in Lexington, S.C; survived by her husband, Jess Appodaca of Junction City; two sons; two daughters; one step-daughter; two brothers,; two sisters; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren; preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Lou (Henry) Bowers (abstract Jan. 7, 2004)
Harold V. Arthur, 85, of Junction City died April 19, 2003; burial in Quantico National Cemetery in Dumfries, Va (abstract April 21, 2003)
Funeral for Mrs. Wm. Ascher will be held tommorrow (Feb. 10, 1927) at the German Lutheran Church on Clark's Creek and burial will be at the Government Hill Cemetery, (abstract, Feb. 9, 1927)
Pauline Ashley, 90, born in Glendean, Ky., on June 24, 1913, to James Fulkerson and Lusettie Fulkerson; married Robert W. Ashley in 1934; he preceded her in death in 1982; she died Sept. 9, 2003, in Iowa Park, Texas; survived by three sisters; her daughter; a granddaughter; a grandson; and nine great-grandchildren; services Sept. 13, 2003, at Highland Cemetery in Junction City (abstract Sept. 12, 2003)
Gary L. Auld, 64, of Junction City born on June 10, 1938, at Abilene, son of Lester J. and Lorraine (Jameson) Auld; died Dec. 2, 2002; survived by brother; one step-brother; one sister; and four step-sisters; preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Jarrell D. Auld; burial Highland Cemetery (abstract December 4, 2002)
Evelyn B. Morgan Bach, 86, of Junction City was born Dec. 31, 1916, on Humboldt Creek in Geary County, daughter of Henry H. and Ida May (Shane) Erichsen; died May 14, 2003 in Junction City; March 10, 1937, she married Hubert A. Morgan; he preceded her in death Nov. 10, 1962; Feb. 27, 1970, she married Franklin J. Bach, who preceded her in death Jan. 30, 1998; also preceded in death by one brother, Lester Erichsen; and three sisters, Verdia Erichsen in infancy, Louise Karmann and Mildred Karmann; survived by one son, Michael Morgan of Junction City; three grandsons; and six great-grandchildren; burial in in Dwight Cemetery (abstract May 15, 2003)
George Bachand services will be Wednesday, July 27, 1983 at
St. Xavier's Catholic Church with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery.
He was born Nov. 2, 1918, in Clyde, to Albert and Mary Bachand.
On Oct. 21, 1946, he married his wife, Ethel, in Concordia.
They came to Junction City 26 years ago.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; three sons, Ricky Lynn and Carl,
both of JC; Robert Lee of Pasadena, Texas; a daughter, Mary Ann Boyer of
Fort Lewis, Washington; his mother, Mary Bachand of Concordia; four
brothers, Bernard of Salem, Oregon; Ulric of Manchester, Washington;
Henry of Wahoo, Nebraska and Ronald of Florida; two sisters, Katheran
Saulnier of Valparaiso, Indiana and Edith Chaput of Concordia; also
three grandchildren. (abstract, JC Union, July 25, 1983)
Agnes A. Baier, 96 was born Feb. 27, 1907, at Marienthal, daughter of John and Catherine (Ernst) Biel; died May 9, 2003 in Junction City; May 6, 1925, she married Frank C. Baier at Marienthal; he preceded her in death Nov. 1, 1984; also preceded in death by her parents; and six brothers, John, Mike, Albert, Max, Alvy and Ben Biel; survived by one son, one daughter, one sister, five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; inurnment will be in Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery of North Kinsley (abstract May 12, 2002)
Donald R. Baker Sr., 66, of Grandview Plaza was born June 1, 1935, at Four Oaks, N.C., son of Julius and Myrtle (Barbour) Baker; died Dec. 11, 2001 in Junction City; Feb. 1, 1958, he married Mary Richau; survived by his wife, two sons, one daughter, two brothers, two sisters, and three grandchildren; preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Julie and Margean Baker; two brothers, James and Johnny Baker; and one sister, Lossie Marler; burial in Fort Riley Cemetery. (abstract Dec. 13, 2001)
Eleanor Jean Baker, 78, of Bellingham, Wash. was born June 27, 1923, at Junction City, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Wildman; died Aug. 25, 2001 in Bellingham, Wash.; preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Capt. Russell H. Rothweiler; her second husband, Russell "Rusty" Baker; a daughter, Paula Jean Rothweiler Biswell; two sisters; and two brothers; survived by three daughters, one son, seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren (abstract Aug. 31, 2001)
Clara Victoria Banks, 83, of Junction City was born April 2, 1919, at Nacogdoches, Texas, daughter of John I. and Penny Morris Slaughter; died Sept. 7, 2002 in Junction City; in 1956, she married Herbert Banks; he preceded her in death June 13, 2000; also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, John I. Slaughter and William E. Slaughter; and one grandson; survived by a daughter and a son, and many grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; inurnment in Fort Riley Cemetery (abstract September 11, 2002)
Elnora "Nora" Barker was born Oct. 12, 1915 in Junction City; died Sept. 24, 2003; preceded in death by her husband, Otis F. Barker, in 1983 and three sons, Winston, Fred and Curtiss; survived by her son and her brother, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; burial at Alida-Zion Evangelical Cemetery in Junction City (abstract Sept. 28, 2003)
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Worth L. Barker, 83, of Junction City was born Feb. 24, 1918, at Boise, Idaho, son of Luke and Lillie (Clark) Barker; died Feb. 18, 2002, at Valley View Professional Care Center in Junction City; Oct. 4, 1943, he married Catherine Swarbrick at Nevada; preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Walter Barker; and a half-brother, Marion Daniels; survived by his wife, one son, and two grandchildren; burial in Fort Riley Cemetery (abstract Feb. 21, 2002)
Douglas Bernard Barksdale Jr. of Junction City died Nov. 9, 2003, in Concord, Calif; born Sept. 21, 1926, in Dover, Del., to Douglas and Pauline Mary (Gray) Barksdale, he was the son of a Buffalo Soldier from the 9th Calvary. Barksdale first married Odeaner Summerville, with whom he had four children. He married Kazuko in 1984 and gained four step-children. Preceded in death by his parents and one son; Douglas Orville Barksdale, he is survived by his wife; two sons; one daughter, one stepson, three step-daughters, two sisters, and 24 grandchildren. Burial in Highland Cemetery.(abstract)
Edward M. Barrett, 99, of Junction City was born Jan. 16, 1902, at Wamego, son of Maurice and Anna Bridget (Breen) Barrett; died Jan. 8, 2002 in Junction City; preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Ella Justene Barrett on March 6, 1985; survived by two cousins; burial in St. Mary's Cemetery of Junction City (abstract Jan. 10, 2002)
Bartell-In this city, Saturday evening, April 6, of sarcoma, Ethel Annie, daughter of C. A. and C. A. Bartell, aged three years, five months, and six days. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday by Rev. Stanford, at the Congregational church, Milford, where the parents formerly resided.(Junction City Tribune Monday, April 8, 1889)
Hazel Sena Langvardt Barton, 100, of Junction City was born Sept. 29, 1902, in rural Geary County, the daughter of of Jesse Jorgen and Ada Isora (Collins) Langvardt; died Nov. 20, 2002 at Enterprise; married Harley W. Barton, Aug. 23, 1923, in Kansas Falls. He preceded her in death in 1991; also preceded in death by her husband; parents; one daughter, Janet Schlegel; seven brothers, Jesse, Jack, Donnell, Howard, LaVern, Eldon and Wayne; three sisters, Bernice, Neola and Ada; and two great-granddaughters, Taryn and Starlyn; survived by one son, one daughter, two sisters, two brothers, nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great grandchildren (abstract Nov. 24, 2002)
Marie G. Baty, 45, of Junction City was born Jan. 14, 1958, at Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to Emmanuel JeanBaptiste and Camille (Cazeau); died Dec. 20, 2003; married Arthur Baty on Aug. 28, 1993, in Junction City; survived by by her parents, husband, one son, four brothers, and one sister; burial in Highland Cemetery.(abstract Dec. 24, 2003)
Jesse A. Baughman, 74, of Leavenworth was born Feb. 23, 1928, in Junction City, the son of Wesley W. and Cora E. (Puckett) Baughman; died Nov. 14, 2002, at his home; married Gwendolyn Weimer on June 10, 1948, in Elkton, Md; preceded in death by his parents; sons John William, Allen Dale, Wesley James, Mark Randall and Timothy Leroy; and brother Dale D., Gilbert W. and Donald W. Baughman; survived by his wife of 54 years; daughters, son, sister, brother; three grandchildren; and one great-granchild; burial in the Leavenworth National Cemetery (abstract Nov. 17, 2002)
Florence E. Bean, 94, was born September 27, 1907, in Vermillion, the daughter of Gilbert and Grace E. (Lesslie) Miller; died Jan. 24, 2002; married W.R. Whitley on May 23, 1925, in Hannibal, Mo. they divorced, and she then married Fred Bean in 1952; preceded in death by her husband, Fred, one daughter Mildred "Mickey" Eileeen Whiteside, parents, five brothers and three sisters; survived by one daughter, one son, two brothers, 11 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and seven great, great-grandchildren; burial in Highland Cemetery (abstract January 27, 2002)
Miss Maude Beavers, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Beavers of Humboldt creek, passed away about noon Monday, at the city hospital, after a five days illness that had baffled physicians but was finally diagnosed as "sleeping sickness." She was apparently well and at her duties last Wednesday when stricken and lapsed into a condition of semi-consciousness. Owing to the recent illness of her mother, she had been quite busy in her home work and was teaching school in the nearby district but had not seemed to feel the effects of the extra efforts.
Miss Beavers graduated with the class of 1918 in the city high school, and taught last year and this at the Heidel district near her home.
Her work as a teacher was commendable, and in her church work and her home work she was faithfulness itself.
She is survived by her parents, one brother, Ed Beavers, and three sisters, Mrs. L. H. Langvardt of Humboldt creek, Mrs. Elisha Tulley of McDowell creek, and Mrs. George Fitzgibbons of this city. The funeral will be held at the McDowell creek Catholic church Thursday morning at 10 o'clock in charge of Father Roche of Ogden and Father O'Brien of this city.
(Junction City Republican, Jan. 15, 1920)
See Maude's funeral card here
George L. Beers, 60, of Milford was born May 26, 1943, in Concordia, to Melvin and Pearl (Reeves) Beers; died Jan. 2, 2004 at Manhattan; married Betty Pool on Jan. 15, 1966, at Hebron, Neb; preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Florene Corliss, in 1997; survived by his wife, Betty, of Milford; one son, Brian Beers of Milford; one daughter, Brenda Beers of Milford; one sister, Sharon K. Wade of Linwood; and one grandchild (abstract Jan. 5, 2004)
Frederick F. Beffa, 92, of Junction City was born April 19, 1910, at Campia, Wis., son of Cheriben and Obelin (Amands) Beffa; died April 11, 2003; May 12, 1947, he married Verna Tucker in Utah; survived by his wife, of Milford; one son, Fred E. Beffa of Minneapolis, Minn.; two daughters, Gayle Edmiston of Milford and Carolyn Roatch of Franklin, Tenn.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Wilford, Gerald, Morris, Amos and Louis Beffa; and three sisters, Alice Neau, Leah O'Brien and Linda Beffa;
burial Nora Cemetery at Rice Lake, WI (abstract April 13, 2003)
Sharon Bell of Junction City was born Jan. 8, 1954, in Junction City to Lonnie and Berniece (Davis) Gibson; died Dec. 5, 2003; preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Pearline Jones, and nephew, Donnell Jones; survived by one son, Kenneth Johnson of Junction City; one daughter, Traci Bell of Junction City; three brothers, Leonard Gibson, Leon Gibson, Lonnie Gibson; and two sisters, Verleen Holt of Junction City and Jodi Carr of Arkansas; burial in Highland Cemetery (abstract Dec. 16, 2003)
Janie Venice Bellman, 100, of Junction City was born Dec. 30, 1902, in rural Brashear, Mo., daughter of Dee Joseph Daniel and Maud Anne Johnson Clarkson; died April 23, 2003 in Junction City; July 22, 1928, she married Orville Floyd Bellman at her parents' home; he preceded her in death Feb. 26, 1976; survived by a daughter, Venice M. (Mrs. Harold) Facklam of rural Junction City; a sister, Hazel Weaver of Childress, Texas; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; preceded in death by a sister, Odie; and two brothers, Roy and Albert Clarkson; buried May 13 in Lakeside Cemetery of Canon City, Colo (abstract April 25, 2003)
Arlene D. Bennett, 72, of Junction City was born July 5, 1930, in Wabaunsee County, daughter of Stephen Douglas and Esther Clara (Settgast) Elmore; died Feb. 4, 2003, at Geary Community Hospital in Junction City; Jan. 25, 1950, she married John H. Bennett at Lancaster, Penn.; he preceded her in death Feb. 17, 1982; also preceded in death by her parents; an infant brother, James Donald; and one grandchild; survived by three daughters, Marla J. Stewart and Susan J. Bond of Junction City and Catherine L. Wietman of Milford; four sons, Donald R. Bennett of Redding, Calif., Randall L. Bennett of Phoenix, Ariz., Stephen W. Bennett of Junction City and John R. Bennett of Overland Park; four brothers, Harvey C. Elmore of Portland, Ore., DeWane L. "Bud" Elmore of Zephyrhills, Fla., Jack S. Elmore of Salina and Allen D. Elmore of Junction City; two sisters, Shirley A. Burk and Donna J. Alter of Junction City; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; burial in Fort Riley Cemetery (abstract February 6, 2003)
John A. Bennett, 81, of Junction City was born Dec. 7, 1920, at Cincinnati, Iowa, son of John Marion and Mary Sowers Bennett; died May 17, 2002; July 11, 1942, he married Velma Ruth Cooper at Wamego; she preceded him in death Feb. 8, 1987; also preceded in death by his parents; and one son, Robert Carl Bennett in 1970; survived by six sons, Jon C. Bennett of Colorado, Rodney C. Bennett of Denver, Colo., Steven C. Bennett of Kansas City, Kan., Bryan K. Bennett and Roger L. Bennett of Junction City, and Gordon J. Bennett of Fort Worth, Texas; one daughter, Marilyn Aschard of Traverse City, Mich.; one sister, Betty Moore of Des Moines, Iowa; 20 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; burial in Lincoln (Kan.) Cemetery (abstract May 20, 2002)
John T. Bentley, 51, of Junction City was born Jan. 6, 1952, at Lawrenceburg, Tenn., son of Gus and Beatrice (Hickman) Bentley Jr; died July 18, 2003; married Lucille Pipkins on June 15, 1973, at Junction City; survived by his wife, Lucille Bentley of Junction City; mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Simpson of Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; two sons, Charles T. Bentley of Louisiana and Thomas D. Bentley of Junction City; two daughters, Theola Y. Bentley and Thelma T. Bentley, both of Junction City; four brothers, Larry D. Bentley, serving in Kuwait, William E. Bentley, James L. Bentley and Gary Bentley, all of Tennessee; two sisters, Brenda K. Simpson and Peggy Bentley, both of Tennessee; and two grandchildren; preceded in death by his father, two brothers, his grandparents and his great-grandparents; burial in Highland Cemetery (abstract July 27, 2003)
Arlo M. Berges, 95, of Junction City was born Nov. 27, 1907, at Onaga, son of John and Emma Kolterman Berges; died Dec. 14, 2002, in Junction City; July 5, 1940, he married Grace Ross at Seneca; survived by his wife, and one brother, Roy Berges of Topeka; preceded in death by His parents; two brothers, Harvey and Charles David; and one sister, Caroline, who died when a tornado hit the family farm June 17, 1915; burial in Onaga City Cemetery (abstract Dec. 17, 2002)
Francis W. Bergin, 92, of Downers Grove, Ill, died April 21, 2003; survived by his wife of 61 years, Locadia (Lillian) Bergin; one son, Paul Bergin; two grandsons; and a first cousin, Maurine Meseke; entombment in Assumption Cemetery at Wheaton, Ill (abstract April 23, 2003)
Robert "Bob" Curtis Berry, 81 of Junction City, was born July 14, 1922, in Offerle to William E. and Minnie (Diehl) Berry; died Sept. 7, 2003; married Marilyn Voigt on May 6, 1955, at the Plymouth Congregational Church, Wichita; preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Bessie Korte and Jennive Bunkers; survived by his wife of 48 years, Marilyn of Junction City; one daughter, Malinda Farrow of Schertz, Texas; one son, the Rev. Robert W. Berry of Manhattan; one brother, William E. Berry Jr. of Ocala, Fla; one sister, Minetta Carothers of Kinsley; and four grandchildren; burial at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas (abstract Sept. 9, 2003)
Kathleen I. Betz, 75, of Fort Collins, Colo. was born July 2, 1926, at Junction City, daughter of John and Lottie (Engleston) Estes; died Oct. 19, 2001 in Fort Collins; Jan. 6, 1961, she married Gearld D. Blair at Salina; he preceded her in death; also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, John Estes of Salina; two sons, Steve Bryant of Loveland, Colo., and Chris Bryant of Fort Lupton, Colo.; a daughter, Pamala Trevarton of Rustic, Colo.; three sisters, Betty Spillers of Topeka; Laura Acker and Meda Hane of Junction City; and eight grandchildren.(abstract Oct. 22, 2001
Carl David Biegert Jr., 83, of Bella Vista, Ark was born June 6, 1918, at Junction City, son of Carl and Lucille Lyon Biegert; died Aug. 27, 2001, in Bella Vista; he married Ruth Rouzie Stephens; she survives (abstract Sept. 27, 2001)
Corinna Ann Biehl, 27, of Junction City, was born Oct. 1, 1976, in Lincoln, Neb., the daughter of Wesley D. Kunkel and Karen Stiles; died April 20, 2004; married Kevin Biehl on July 8, 1994, in Lincoln; preceded in death by her grandparents; survived by her mother, Karen Stiles of Lincoln; father, Wesley D. Kunkel of Creete, Neb.; husband, Kevin Biehl of Junction City; one son, Austin Biehl of Junction City; one daughter, Nicole Biehl of Junction City; one brother, Brian Fendrinck of Lincoln; and two sisters, Valerie Vasquez and Tessa Price, both of Lincoln; burial in Highland Cemetery (abstract April 23, 2004)
Lorraine Frances Billingsley, 82, of Topeka born Dec. 21, 1920, in Silver Lake, the daughter of Emil Phillip and Rosa (Dvorak) Bahner; died Feb. 14, 2003, at her daughter's residence in Milford; married to Clifford H. "Bill" Billingsley, who preceded her in death on Oct. 6, 1995; survived by daughters, Jeanene Whitwam of Maple Hill and Kay Schmidt of Milford; son, Rudy Bailey of Fenton, Mo.; step-daughter, Barbara Horsley of Dillon, Mont.; step-son, Corey Bailey of Green Valley, Calif.; sisters, Julia Brees of Emmett and Christina Zickefoose of Rossville.; 10 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren; burial at Mount Hope Cemetery in Topeka (abstract Feb. 16, 2003)
It seldom occurs that there is a death
more sad then the demise of Mr. Bingham
which occurred at the home on Fifth, west of
Adams, at 4 p. m. Monday last. For weeks
he has been laying in a condition such
that the end was momentarily expected,
but he lived on, and as occasional signs of
improvement were noticeable, and the
news gained admission to the streets, it was
joyous tidings to the hosts of warm friends
who long ago learned to respect him as few
men are esteemed. But the end came, and
on Thursday afternoon all that remained
of this life was laid at rest.
The funeral was conducted from the
Universalist church by “Mother” Barnes, and the attendance was exceedingly large.
Mr. Bingham was a native of New York,
having been born at Marcellus, March 31,
1840. In December of 1864 he married
Miss Anne E. Northrup at her home in
Onondago, New York. Just before the
breaking out of the war he resided for two
years at Nashville, Tenn., but he found the
surroundings anything but congenial, and
went north. In 1869 he came to Junction
City. He spent a few months here, and
then purchased a farm near Wreford,
where for eighteen years he and his family
resided. Six or seven years ago he came
to this city and became associated with
Sheriff Clemons in the meat market, to
which he gave personal attention up to the
time of his sickness. Some months ago Mr.
Bingham purchased the Capt. Hill property, where the family has since lived. Mr.
Bingham leaves his family--his wife and
Miss Fannie--abundantly provided with
the comforts of this life. He was a member
of the order of Select Friends and the
Woodmen of America.
The relatives from a distance who attended the funeral were: A. J. Bingham, a
brother of Chicago; A. J. Bingham and
wife, cousins from Abilene, and J. B. Case
and wife, also of Abilene.
(JCWU, Sept. 30, 1893)
DEATH OF ALFRED BISHOP
Alfred Bishop, formerly of this city, but who since 1886 has been in the state hospital at Topeka, died at that place on Saturday, July 1, 1911. He leaves a wife and four sons, who are now located in Los Angeles, California. (Junction City, Kansas Newspaper - July 3, 1911)
Fern Blanken, 96, of Junction City was born Dec. 23, 1905, in Dickinson County, daughter of James and Edith Kuhn Archbold; died May 9, 2002, at Las Vegas, Nev.; June 11, 1924, she married Bernard Blanken at Abilene; he preceded her in death, along with her parents, four brothers and five sisters; survived by two sons, Robert Blanken and Jack Blanken of Junction City; one daughter, Bernice Slade of Las Vegas, Nev.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; burial in Highland Cemetery (abstract May 13, 2002)
Shannon Allene Blunden, 32, was born May 30, 1971, at West Covina, Calif., to Dan and Linda Immel Connelly; died Nov. 19, 2003; Feb. 1, 2002, she was married to Wayne Blunden; survived by her husband; one daughter, Makayla of Abilene; her parents, of Ogden; two sisters, Michele Olfert of California and Maria Silvis of Junction City; two brothers, Sean Connelly of West Covina, Calif., and Damian Connelly of Ogden (abstract Nov. 24, 2003)
Jimmy Dean Bolin, 46, of Junction City was born on April 19, 1956, in Flint, Mich., the son of Arley B. and Betty Louise (Webb) Bolin; died Jan. 13, 2003, in Fort Wayne, Ind; preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Gerald Eugene Bolin in 1997, and brother-in-law, Lonnie Davis; survived by his sisters, Rebecca Unselt and her husband, Robert, of Salina, Marsha Davis of Junction City,Peggy Washburn and her husband, Paul, of Collinsville, Ill., Donna Hagood of Haleyville, Ala.; brothers, Don Bolin and wife, Elaina, and Wayne Bolin, both of Junction City; two half brothers, Johnny and Bonnie Bolin of St. Louis, Mo., and numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews; burial at Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan (abstract January 19, 2003)
Irmgard Bolton, 73, Junction City was born July 25, 1928 in Lampertheim, Germany, the daughter of Philipp Friedrich and Marie Barbara (Lingenfelder) Gruewald; died Oct. 16, 2001; married to Ray W. Bolton on Aug. 29, 1969 in Lampertheim; preceded in death by her parents and her husband; survived by a daughter, Sonja Bautista of Junction City; two sisters, Marianne Pagerer of Lambertheim, Germany and Anna Gruewald of Viernheim, Germany; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; burial in Ft. Riley Cemetery (abstract Oct. 21, 2001)
Margareta Bowdoin, 82, was born on July 22, 1921, at Deusdorf, Germany, to Andreas and Theresia (Schnitzer) Schopplein; married to Bennie Bowdoin, who preceded her in death, April 4, 1979; also preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers; survived by one grand-niece, Renate Simon; one great-nephew, Otmar Rossmeier; two nieces, Hennriette Steinfelder, Erika Sperber; six nephews, Richard Suffa,Am, Richard Schopplein, Josef Schopplein, Heinz Schopplein, Michael Schopplein and Dieter Schopplein-Glorius; burial at Fort Riley Cemetery (abstract August 28, 2003)
M.D. "Joe" Bowman, 92, of Junction City, was born in Golden City, Mo., on May 12, 1911, to Elijah and Ollie (Kinser) Bowman; died at his home Nov. 19, 2003; married Lucille Houston of Carl Junction, Mo., in May 1937; she died Oct. 26, 1997; survived by one son; Joe M. Bowman of Park City, Utah, two granddaughters and one great-granddaughter; preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers and one sisterburial Nov. 22, 2003 at Highland Cemetery (abstract Nov. 21, 2003)
Opal Marie Bowman, 86, of Manhattan was born Oct. 25, 1919, at Haddam, daughter of Chester A. and Clara E. (Furrer) Mickey; died March 5, 2002, in Manhattan; Dec. 25, 1935, she married Ernest W. Bowman at Junction City; he preceded her in death March 27, 1996; also preceded in death by two brothers, Elmer D. and Chester Mickey Jr.; and four sisters, Katherine May, Pearl Turnbull, Barbara Lay and May Lou Miser; survived by two daughters, Helen Knight of Denver, Colo., and Julia Campbell of McPherson; one son, Orville Bowman of Silver Springs, Md.; one sister, Bernice Dibben of Junction City; three brothers, Cameron Mickey of Topeka, John Mickey of Abilene and Lawrence Mickey of Derby; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; burial in Pleasant Valley Cemetery southeast of Manhattan (abstract March 7, 2002)
Clarisse Alma Boyer died Dec. 14, 1994 at a JC hospital. She had been a Junction
City resident since 1947. She was born May 11, 1896 to
Eusebe and Octavia (Crye) Boyer on the family homestead south of St. Joseph. She married
Frank Boyer on July 26, 1919 in Aroura; he preceded her in death on Sept. 20, 1970. She
was also preceded in death were three brothers; seven sisters; a son, George; a daughter,
Helen Baird; one grandson, Neal Baird; and one granddaughter, Lisa Marie Baird.
Survivors include a son, Phillip Boyer of JC; a daughter, Marie Hanson of JC;
20 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. (abstract, JC Union, Dec. 18, 1994)
Chelon L. Braden, 81, of Junction City was born June 15, 1921, in Junction City, son of Samuel J. and Elizabeth (Mellinger) Braden; died Oct. 7, 2002 in Junction City; July 26, 1946, he married Donna J. Parks at Golden, Colo.; she preceded him in death July 24, 1979; also preceded in death by his parents; one son, Steven Dean Braden; three brothers, Edwin, Floyd and Dean Braden; and five sisters, Nelle Jarrard, Marie Schmedemann, Phyrne Howell and twins Grace Kirkpatrick and Georgia White; survived by two daughters, Linda Schaefer of Junction City and Diana K. Forgerson of Marietta, Ga.; one son, Jeffrey Braden of Blue Springs, Mo.; and four grandchildren; burial in Milford Cemetery (abstract Oct. 11, 2002)
Guy Richard Britt, 76, of Ritchey, Mo was born July 20, 1925, at Junction City, son of Virgil Aaron and Maybelle (Archibold) Britt; died Sept. 21, 2001 in Richey; Sept. 12, 1947, he married Ella May Wood at VanBuren, Ark; preceded in death by two brothers, James and Earl Britt; survived by his wife, four daughters, Wanda Woods of Louisburg, Linda Hirt of Olathe, Gayle Earl of Ritchey, Mo., and Janice Mock of Paola; two brothers, George Britt of Wichita and Joe Britt of Junction City; 10 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter; services Sept. 25 in Granby, Mo, (abstract Nov. 1, 2001)
Nellie Brookins, 78, of Junction City was born July 28, 1924, at Marion, S.C., daughter of Joseph and Nellie (Rogers) James; died Dec. 13, 2002, at University of Kansas Medical Center; on Feb. 3, 1954, she married Sherman L. Brookins at St. Louis, Mo; preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Isaac, Joseph, Albert and Lewis; survived by one son, Isaac Jackson of North Carolina; three daughters, Doris Williams of Kansas City, Mo., Geraldine Whitfield of New York and Virginia White of Georgia; two brothers, Foster James of Detroit, Mich., and Clyde James of New York; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; burial in Fort Riley Cemetery. (abstract December 19, 2002)
Charles Joseph "Charlie" Brown, 62, of Junction City was born Jan. 18, 1941, in Vermillion, S.D., to Raymond and Bernice (Manning) Brown; died Nov. 22, 2003; married Mary Gill on Sept. 4, 1961; survived by his wife; one son, Michael Brown of Wellington, Colo.; two daughters, Teresa Wesoloski and Lori Leithoff, both of Junction City; three sisters, Rosemary Mart of Vermillion, S.D., Helen Sorensen of S. Sioux, Neb., and Ann Schmeltzer of Whitewood, S.D.; and four grandchildren; preceded in death by his parents; burial in Fort Riley Cemetery (abstract Nov. 24, 2003)
Denis L. Brown, 63, of Balch Spring, Texas, was born Dec. 28, 1939, in Junction City to Hiram Henry Ashley Brown and Almeda Pauline Ocamb Brown; died Aug. 25, 2003; preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Steven D. Brown; survived by two brothers, Roger Brown of Oakland, Calif., and Terron Brown of Topeka; a sister, Cynthia Morris of Gardner; four nephews, Scott Brown of Shawnee, Shane Brown and Brian Morris of Gardner and Don Cunningham of Davenport, Iowa; three great-nephews and two great-nieces; burial was in Gardner Cemetery, Gardner, KS (abstract August 29, 2003)
Elsie Dora Moreland Brown, 86, of Green River, Wyo., born on Aug. 10, 1917, in Wakefield, the daughter of the late William Cyrus and Maria Fair Moreland; died Jan. 18, 2004 in Rock Springs, Wyo; married Robert Charles Brown on Oct. 20, 1937, in Junction City. He proceeded her in death on Aug. 21, 1983; also was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers, Clarence Ernest Moreland, Oscar Lawrence Moreland, Joseph Oren Moreland, Roy Franklin Moreland, Earl Edwin Moreland and Clay Elmer Moreland; and one sister, Lillie Alice Arnold;survived by one son, Curtis Robert Brown of Glenrock, Wyo.; and two grandchildren (abstract Jan. 21, 2004)
Lois E. Brown, 55, of Milford was born June 2, 1947, at Junction City, daughter of Lawrence and Maxine (Wilson) Crider; died Oct. 19, 2002, in Junction City; in June 1965, she married Jack W. Brown at Milford; he preceded her in death; also preceded in death by her parents; survived by one son, Matthew Brown of Milford; one brother, Robert Crider of Junction City; and one sister, Donna New of St. Cloud, Fla.; burial in Milford Cemetery (abstract Oct. 20, 2002)
Mildred Marie "Mickey" Brown, 80, was born Aug. 27, 1921, at Dearborn, Mo., daughter of Hoyt and Lula Frances Reed Scott; died May 5, 2002 in Oklahoma City; first married Willard St. Clair, then married Richard Brown, who preceded her in death in 1987; also preceded in death by one son, Don St. Clair; and a brother, Walter C. "Jack" Scott; burial Barkley Cemetery in New London, Mo. (abstract May 9, 2002)
Rosemarie Brown, 63, of Junction City was born March 6, 1939, at Heidelberg, Germany, daughter of Heinrich and Babette (Dummier) Haas; died June 13, 2002 in Junction City; Nov. 12, 1974, she married William Brown at Gerndorf, Germany; preceded in death by her parents and one brother; survived by husband and two children. (abstract June 17, 2002)
Tressie L. Brown, 76, was born Feb. 21, 1925, in Wrightsville, Ga., the daughter of Charlie and Orida (Blyther) Wright; died Jan. 23, 2002 in Junction City; preceded in death by her parents and five brothers; survived by her husband, William Brown of Junction City; two sons, Leonard Henderson of Wichita and Bryant Henderson of Junction City; three daughters; Nan Dabney of Radcliffe, Ky., Charlotte Byrd of Detroit, Mich. and Bonnie Stallworth of Humble, TX; two brothers, David Wright of Brunswick, Ga., Emmery Wright of Calhoun, Ga.; four sisters, Lillian Blyther and Marie Kpodo, both from Detroit, Mich., Mary P. Wright of Brunswick, Ga., and Wilma Kimble of Junction City. Ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren (abstract January 27, 2002)
Vernia M. Brown, 61, of Junction City born March 8, 1942, in Sunflower County, Miss., daughter of Boyse Sr. and Christine Hudson Edwards; married to Jerry Brown, they later divorced; died March 23, 2003; survived by four daughters, Tracy Purnell, Linda Purnell and Tamera Peterson, all of Junction City, and Victoria Edwards of Chicago, Ill.; one brother, Boyse Edwards Jr. of Chicago, Ill.; seven sisters, Derotha Jefferson, Sandra Ezell, Brenda Edwards and Anastasia Edwards, all of Chicago, Ill., Nedra Edwards of California, Jessica Petty of Junction City and Jessie Laster of Mississippi; and nine grandchildren; preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Willia, Foster and Napoleon; and four sisters, Emma and Dale Edwards and infant twins; burial in Highland Cemetery (abstract March 27, 2003)
Susan E. Bruce, 42, of Junction City, was born Jan. 1, 1961 in Newark, N.J., to Martin and Helene (Glasser) Mosthaff; died Nov. 7, 2003; married Joseph F. Bruce Aug. 21, 1999, in Wakefield; survived by wife,
two sons, Casey Rathbun and Joshua Bruce, of Junction City; two daughters, Ashley Rathbun and Danyelle Bruce, of Junction City; three brothers, Artre and Brian Mosthaff both of Oklahoma City, and Bobby Mosthaff of Elizabeth, N.J.; and two sisters, Gerri Garrison of Junction City and Jackie Spitzer of Minneapolis; preceded in death by her parents; burial in Skiddy Cemetery (abstract Nov. 13, 2003)
Werner Karl George Buettner, 62, of Junction City was born April 19, 1939, at Schweinfurt, Germany, son of Ludwig Alfred and Berta (Ellis) Buettner; died Oct. 7, 2001, in Junction City; April 15, 1961, he married Ella Schubert at Schweinfurt, Germany; preceded in death by his parents; survived by his wife and one daughter, Raine; burial in St. Mary's Cemetery at Junction City (abstract Oct. 8, 2001)
Kenneth Ray Bumgarner, 73, of Junction City, was born Dec. 23, 1930, in Council Grove, the son of Calvin Bumgarner and Fannie (Robinson) Crowell; died March 4, 2004; married Karen Kandt on Dec. 6, 1957, in White City; preceded in death by his parents and step-father; Harlow Crowell; three brothers, Virgil and Earl Bumgarner and Roger Crowell; and two sisters, Bernadine Glessner and Erma Wojtkowiak; survived by his wife, three daughters, Kaylene Prevett of Gardner, Kathy Arnold of Junction City and Karla Butler of Junction City; one brother, Calvin Bumgarner of Kansas City; one sister, Ethel Matney of Kansas City; and four grandchildren (abstract March 7, 2004)
Thomas Burns was born at Fort Riley, Kansas, Aug. 4, 1871, and died Jan. 11, 1907, aged
35 years 5 months and 7 days. His death was caused from osteosarcoma, from which he suffered intense pain and bore all patiently until the last. In July, 1904, Thomas was married to Miss Anna Beavers of Humboldt creek. One child was born to them, which died when six months old.
Thomas was born into the Catholic church and was an adherent to his faith all the days of his life.
Solemn services were held in the church and he was laid to rest in St. John's cemetery. The pall bearers were friends of his boyhood days: Anthony Davin, John Davin, Myra Gleason, Matthias Brannick, Mark Tully and Patrick O'Neill, Jr.
Thomas was at his parents' home on McDowell creek at the time of his death. For several years previous to his sickness he was engaged in farming on Humboldt creek. He was an enterprising young man of estimable qualities and never failing good nature, gaining the friendship of all whom he became acquainted with and the intimate love of his family.
Those left to mourn his loss are his wife, Mrs. Thomas Burns, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Burns, a brother, Pat Burns of Manhattan, and sisters Katie, Ella and Anna Burns of Geary county, and Mrs. Mary Whittington of St. Anthony, Idaho.
Our deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved for the loss of the loved one gone before.
(JC Weekly Union, Jan. 25, 1907)
Earl J. Burris, 74, was born Oct. 6, 1928, to Marvin and Nellie (Davis) Burris in Ogden; died Oct. 3, 2003; married Mary O. Bartley Dec. 31, 1963, in Valley Center Christian Church in Valley Center; survived by his wife, two sons, Johnny Burris of Wichita and Steven Morris of California; two daughters, Patricia Burris of Birmingham, Ala., and Sandra Mason of Newton; three brothers, Derrell Burris and Dale Burris of Junction City and Carl Burris of Clay Center; three sisters, Helen Hartung of Wichita, and Nancy Metz and Sue Decker, both of Michigan; and eight grandchildren; preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, William "Bill" Burris, George Burris and Paul Burris; and a sister, Eleinor Oxier (abstract Nov. 4, 2003)
Hatsue O. Burzynski, 71, of Junction City was born Sept. 22, 1931, in Kyoto, Japan, daughter of Oko Mo To; died Jan. 9, 2003, in Junction City; married to Eugene Burzynski, who preceded her in death on April 24, 1998; also preceded in death by her parents; survived by one son, Alvin Burzynski of Columbus, Ohio; and one granddaughter; burial in St. Mary's Cemetery of Junction City (abstract Jan. 14, 2002)
Cathryn Helen Bush died Friday, Aug. 24, 1979 at a JC hospital. She was
born Aug. 4, 1901 in Canton to Charles and Matilda Smith. She had lived in
JC since 1972, previously residing in Denver.
Survivors include a daughter, Marie Wadsworth of Los Angeles; two sons,
Richard Bush of JC and Charles Bush of upper New York; four grandchildren
and four great grandchildren; also one sister. (abstract, JC Union, Aug. 27, 1979)
Mary Ivalo Butts, 77, of Junction City was born Aug. 1, 1925, at Longford, daughter of Ernest and Augusta (Steinbruck) Martin;
died July 4, 2003; June 30, 1956, she married Joel Richard "Dick" Butts at Manhattan; he preceded her in death Sept. 4, 1988; survived by two sisters, Norma Bruns of Abilene and Geneva Vignery of Hiawatha; and two nephews, Tom Diehl of Enterprise and Dean Bruns of McPherson; burial in Fort Riley Cemetery (abstract July 9, 2003)
Ruth Marie "Sugarpie" Carroll, 77, of Junction City died May 22, 2004, in Manhattan; burial will be at Fort Riley Cemetery (abstract May 25, 2004)
Agnes J. Caspar died Monday, Jan. 30, 1978 at a JC hospital. She was born Feb. 7, 1909 in
Phoenix, Ariz., the daughter of Oscar and Effie Fischer, and moved to JC when a young girl.
She married Hubert Caspar Sr., in Junction City on Dec. 29, 1926.
She is survived by her husband; a son, Hubert Jr., of JC; three daughters, Mrs. Glenn
(JoAnn) Carlson of Topeka, Mrs. Charlene Thoren of Louisville, Ky., and Mrs. Alex (Phyllis)
Kotoyantz of JC; a brother, Fred Fischer of Kerrville, Texas and two sisters, Mrs. Maxine
Wagner of Wichita and Mrs. Jean Dumont of Denver. (abstract, JC Union, Jan. 31, 1978)
John Clapsaddle, of Riley, died last Saturday of pneumonia after a brief illness. He was an old soldier and a member of the G.A.R. He was shot through the upper part of the left lung at the battle of Antietam and the wound evidently caused the fatal termination of his disease. He was buried at the Riley cemetery. He was a highly respected citizen and a consistant member of the M. E. church. He leaves a wife, his aged father and mother, sisters and other relatives and friends to mourn his loss. (Leonardville Monitor, April 4, 1889)
Alice Katherine Rutledge-Ponton Cleveland, 90, of Grandview Plaza born Sept. 9, 1912, at St. Louis, Mo., daughter of Judson Harry and Alice (Leeman) Rutledge; her father died when she was six weeks old and her mother later married Harry Ponton; died Oct. 29, 2002; Oct. 27, 1940, she married Charles N. Cleveland at Junction City; they later divorced; preceded in death by her parents; survived by one daughter, Barbara (Mrs. Clyde) Hill of Grandview Plaza; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; burial in Highland Cemetery of Junction City (abstract Oct. 31, 2002)
Death of Mrs. Coonrad--Mrs. Emily Coonrad died Dec. 29, 1915 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. J. Kramer, near Skiddy. Mrs. Coonrad was in her ninetieth year and was well known in this city ("Junction City Republic" Dec. 28, 1915)
Nathaniel G. Mottau-Cordray born Nov. 26, 2002, in Junction City, son of Phillip Cordray and Alanna Mottau; died Nov. 26, 2002; survived by parents, one brother, Michael Cordray; maternal grandparents Michelle Priddy and John Jenkins and Richard and Deva Priddy; and paternal grandparents Mike and Penny Cordray; burial in Highland Cemetery (abstract Dec. 2, 2002)
Frances "Kingie" Cowan died on Jan. 16, 2004 in Junction City; she was born Jan. 16, 1929, in Kansas City, Mo., to Edwin and Geraldine (Larrick) Grant, and was a graduate from Mt. St. Scholastica (Benedictine College) in Atchison. Married Ray Cowan in June 1951 in Kansas City, Mo., who survives her, along with three sons, Steve Cowan of Overland Park, Tim Cowan of Junction City and Sean Cowan of Harrisburg, Pa.; one daughter, Sally Rivera of Junction City; one sister, Mary Janice Short of Columbia, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Cowan was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Kevin C. "Casey" Cowan on Aug. 28, 2003.(abstract)
Kevin C. "Casey" Cowan, 44, of Junction City died Aug. 28, 2003. Born Sept. 17, 1958, in Junction City, to Ray and Kingie (Grant) Cowan, he graduated from Junction City High School in 1977 . Survived by his parents, Ray and Kingie Cowan of Junction City; three brothers, Steve Cowan of Overland Park, Tim Cowan of Junction City and Sean Cowan of Harrisburg, Pa.; and one sister, Sally Rivera of Junction City. He will be buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Junction City.(abstract)
Hulda J. Cowen, 93, of Junction City born Dec. 31, 1910, at Upland to Charley J. and Lettie (Norman) Peterson; died Feb. 15, 2004; married Elmer O. Cowen on July 11, 1936, in Washington. He preceded her in death Jan. 12, 1972; also preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; Victor, Harold and Dale Peterson; and one infant brother; survived by one daughter, Jenelle I. Cowen of Abilene; and one sister, Ruth Anderson of Junction City; burial will be at Highland Cemetery (abstract Feb. 17, 2004)
Janice D. Obrecht-Crider, 39, of Junction City born April 28, 1963, at Corpus Christi, Texas (Nueces County), daughter of Clyde D. and Esther D. (Kelley) Obrecht; died Dec. 28, 2002; May 27, 1995, she married Robert Crider at Junction City; preceded in death by her parents; survived by her husband, her step-mother, Elsie Bowman of Junction City; one brother, Brian Obrecht of Ocala, Fla.; and one sister, Shawna Mills of Aberdeen, Md. (abstract Jan. 3, 2003)
Helena M. Crockett, 54, of Junction City was born Feb. 17, 1950, Longview, Texas, to S.B. and Hellen (Clabon) Mills; died March 24, 2004, Manhattan; married Lonnie L. Crockett Oct. 9, 1967, in Longview, Texas; survived by her husband, her mother, Hellen of Junction City; one daughter, La Chander R. Crockett-Mays of Edmond, Okla., four brothers, Noris Mills of Los Angeles, Calif., S.B. Mills, Jr. of Longview, Texas, Larry Mills of Dallas, Texas, Samuel Jones Mills of Houston, Texas; four sisters, Joyce Thompson and Brenda Shaw both of Longview, Texas, Bobbie Hill of Los Angeles, Calif., Anne Colby of Gladewater, Texas, two grandchildren and a host of nephews and nieces; preceded in death by her father, S. B. Mills and one brother, Marcus Dale Mills; burial at Highland Cemetery (abstract April 1, 2004)
Mae Cynova, 78, of Junction City died Dec. 12, 2002, at Salina; burial will be in Highland Cemetery of Junction City (abstract Dec. 13, 2002)
Patrick Davin of Dry creek died at his home on Dry creek at 12 minutes after 2 o'clock Monday morning.
Mr. Davin was born in Galway county, Ireland, Jan. 15, 1830. At the age of 19 he emigrated to America and after a voyage of 91 days landed in New Orleans. After a sojourn of 11 years in this country he again crossed the ocean to his native land and married Miss Mary Mullin in Clifton [note: probably Clifden], Galway, in 1860. After three years he returned to America, landing in New York, thence proceeding to Pittsburg, Pa., which city Mr. and Mrs. Davin made their home for three years, Mr. Davin being occupied in railroading, etc. The then decided to remove to Kansas in the spring of 1865, landing at Fort Riley and then locating on Dry creek, which has since been their permanent home. Mr. Davin, by thrift and good judgment, has accumulated a fine ranch and a pleasant home.
He leaves his wife, six daughters and four sons to mourn his death. They are: Mrs. Major Underwood, Beaver, Utah; Mrs. E. R. Beavers; Peter R. Davin, Manville, Wyoming; Mrs. Busch; John Davin; Mrs. William Wallace; Miss Celia Davin; Anthony Davin; Mrs. James Bostick; and James Davin.
The many friends and neighbors of the late Mr. Davin unite in extending to the bereaved family their sincerest and heartfelt sympathy in this their sad loss. Mr. Davin was a true and sincere Christian, deeply loved by his family, friends and neighbors. By his death they miss a true and loving father, a kind, benevolent neighbor.
High mass was celebrated by Rev. Father O'Brien in St. Francis Xavier's church and the funeral was largely attended by sorrowing friends, the remains being laid away in St. Mary's cemetery Tuesday morning. The pallbearers were: David Breen, Thomas Candon, Louis Ascher, Edwin C. V. Allen and Lawrence Hartlieb.
The casket was laiden with the floral remembrances of friends and relatives. The Knights of Columbus were represented by Thomas Dixon and George Fitzgibbons and a floral momento.
Father O'Brien delivered a most touching address, referring to the Christian life of a departed parishoner.
(JC Weekly Union, April 20, 1906)
Jean Marie (Fogarty) Donelan died Jan. 19, 1982 in Salina. She was born in JC
Sept. 23, 1893, and moved to Salina in 1926. She was preceded in death by
her husband, Jay, who died in November, 1958, and a daughter, Jean Lynch, who
died in 1977. Survivors include her son, James L. Donelan, of Easton, Maryland,
and a son in law, Col. William Lynch of Washington D. C.
(abstract, JC Union, Jan. 20, 1982)
Anna Fiest died Aug. 19, 1990 at her home in southeastern Geary County. She was
born Oct. 4, 1902 on Thomas Creek in Geary County to Ole and Katy Amthauer Olson.
She married Robert Frederick Fiest on Jan. 19, 1921 at St. Xavier's Catholic Church.
Mrs. Fiest was preceded in death by her husband on May 26, 1962; four sisters, Ellen
T. Olson, Christine Leach, Lizzie Stamps and Lucy Logan, and one granddaughter,
Luann Roberta Fiest, who died April 16, 1954.
Survivors include a son, Robert B. Fiest, rural Geary County; two daughters, Helen
S. Hunt, rural Geary County and Esther I. Sender, JC; three sisters, Emma Stormont,
Katherine Marston and Bolette Patterson, all of JC; three brothers, John A. Olson,
JC; Andrew Olson, Council Grove, and Ole Oleson Jr. of White City; 12 grandchildren,
23 g-grandchildren and two gg-grandchildren. (abstract, JC Union, Aug. 21, 1990)
Ruth F. Foland, 87, died Tuesday at her home in Junction City.
She was born April 1, 1918 in Junction City to Albert and Bessie
Wells Dowdell. After her parents died in the flu epidemic, she
was raised by her grandparents, Mabel and Les Dowdell. On Nov.
21, 1940, she married Donald Max Foland in Belton, Mo. He survives; other
survivors include a son, Donald Cobb of Junction City; two daughters,
Mrs. Dial (Sheryl) Bleakly and Mrs. Danny (Janice) Goodman of
Milford; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by
a brother, Albert and a sister, Wilma. Services will be at the
Riley Cemetery on Thursday. (abstract, J. C. Daily Union, Oct. 2,
Anna Marie Keating (Parrick) Hartman died Aug. 17, 2004 at Good Samaritan Center. She was born
Nov. 19, 1914, in Chapman, to Nicholas and Florence (Dennison) Keating. On Sept. 4, 1935
she married Gerald W. Parrick in Chapman, and they moved to Junction City in 1942. He
preceded her in death July 14, 1952. She married James A. Hartman in Junction City on
Oct. 26, 1957; he preceded her in death Nov. 29, 1987. She was employed by USD 475 for
She is survived by one son, Jerry Parrick; two daughters, Shirley Carroll and Kathy Robinett,
all of Junction City; also eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by her parents, her husbands and two brothers, Martin Keating and Francis Keating,
Sr. (abstract, JC Union, Aug. 20, 2004)
Harold Melvin Howe died Dec. 17, 1997 at a JC hospital. He was born Oct. 1, 1918
in Morrowville to Edward R. and Claire (Idlet) Howe. On April 5, 1941, he married
Leta Marie Brown in Bentonville, Ark. After her death, he married Gladys Altwegg-Hanney
on June 13, 1978 in JC. Mr. Howe was a WWII veteran and an auto mechanic.
He was preceded in death by his wife Leta on Dec. 12, 1976; by one son, Richard
Arnold Howe in 1991; and one sister, Marie McNutt.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Gayle Elmore of Salina and Patty
Hartman of Bentonville, Ark.; a step-son, Arnold Hanney of JC; eight grandchildren
and nine great grandchildren.
Burial in Highland Cemetery with full military honors.
(abstract, JC Union, Dec. 21, 1997)
JUNCTION CITY UNION,
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 1918.
DEATH OF HORACE HURLEY
WELL KNOWN RESIDENT PASSED AWAY
SUDDENLY THIS MORNING
Horace Hurley, a retired businessman and resident of Junction City for more than a
quarter century, passed away suddenly this morning at the home of his son-in-law, George Barker, on west Ninth street. Death was due to heart failure. Mr. Hurley was in average health during the morning and only a short time before his demise had been mowing the lawn.
He is survived by his wife and three daughters, Mrs. George Barker of this city, Mrs. R. L.
Withenbury of Chicago, and Mrs. James B. Walton of Colorado Springs, Colo. The funeral
arrangements will be announced later.
Mr. Hurley was about 71 years of age and came to Kansas from Ohio many years ago.
He resided for time on a farm near Dwight, later moving to this city, where he engaged in the
harness business. He retired from business a few months ago. Mr. Hurley was veteran of the Civil
war, entering the service at the age of 17 and remaining in until the close of the war. He was
prominent in church work and in former years took a considerable interest in city affairs. His many
friends will regret to learn of his sudden death.
JUNCTION CITY UNION,
JUNCTION CITY, KANSAS, MONDAY, MARCH 13, 1905
WILLIAM W. HURLEY DEAD.
One of the City's Old Residents Died Saturday Evening
Saturday evening at 5 o'clock William W. Hurley died at the home of his son, Horace
Hurley, on east 8th street. Mr. Hurley was over eighty years old. His death resulted from Bright's
disease. He had been ill two weeks and his condition Saturday afternoon up until a few minutes
before he expired was such as to give hope to the family and friends who had been near him
during his illness. To them his death was unexpected.
Mr. Hurley was born August 6, 1824. He came to Kansas in 1866 and located at Council Grove. In 1876 he came to Junction City and all the time during his residence here he was in the harness business. His son Horace Hurley was his only descendant. His wife died here four years ago.
Mr. Hurley was one of the most highly esteemed men of this city. He was honored and
respected by all. He lived an upright life. He never incurred the ill will of any one as long as he lived here. On all sides concern was expressed regarding him during his illness and all who knew him had much good to say of him. Mr. Hurley was a Mason and one of the oldest in the state.
The funeral was held this afternoon from the first M. E. church. The services at the church were conducted by Dr. S. A. Bright. After these services, the Masons took charge and conducted the burial.
Lucille Faye Jameson died March 24, 1998, at her home in JC. She was born April
30, 1922, at Alma, Neb., to Cliff B. and Helen Josephine (Clark) Schooler. She was a graduate
of the Class of 1940 of Junction City High School. On Oct. 31, 1940 she was married
to Lawrence McDonald in Manhattan; she later marrried Clarence E. Jameson on
Dec. 12, 1974 in Bartlesville, Okla. She had been a JC resident since 1926, and
retired after 30 years service with the Geary County Engineers office in 1987.
She was preceded in death by her first husband on Aug. 9, 1964; by her second
husband on Dec. 27, 1991, and one brother, James Sherman Schooler.
Survivors include two daughters, Sheryl Cummins of Lawton, Okla. and Joyce Kincaid
of Topeka; a step-daughter, Cheryl Reynolds of Camdenton, Mo.; a step-son, John
Jameson of JC; a sister, Ida Mae Higgins of JC; four grandchildren, five step-grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren. (abstract, JC Union, Mar. 26, 1998)
TreVeont J. Johnson died Jan. 13, 2004, at the Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. Born June 11, 2000, in Junction City, to Corey and Jacqueline Johnson Rice, he is survived by his parents; two brothers, and his maternal grandparents. Burial at Highland Cemetery. (abstract)
Marie P. Junghans died April 5, 2004 at a Junction City hospital. She was born Nov. 17, 1940 in
Doylestown, Penn., to James and Betty (Darrah) Jampo. She married David D. Junghans on Sept.
15, 1962 in Doylestown, and they moved to Junction City in 1969.
She is survived by her husband, of the home; her mother, Betty Jampo of Junction City; one son,
Brent Junghans of Junction City; one daughter, Debbie Johns of Junction City; and one brother,
Dominic Jampo of Sellersville, Penn. She was preceded in death by her father.
(abstract, JC Union, Apr. 9, 2004)
Albert Dillard Kerby, age 46, died Sept. 16, 1968 in an automobile accident west of Junction City.
Born in Junction City to James and Clarabelle Snow Kerby, he was formerly mayor of Chapman, and operated a barber shop there, later moving his shop to Junction City.
He was a WWII vet, a Mason, a member of the IOOF at Chapman and the First Methodist Church of Junction City.
He is survived by his wife Nancy, two daughters, Nancy Diane and Gwendolyn June, a son, Albert D., and his mother, all of the home in Junction City.
Services were held Sept. 19 at the First Methodist Church in Junction City, with military honors at the burial at Highland Cemetery. There was also a Masonic service at graveside. (abstract, Chapman Advertiser, 9-19-1968)
Clara Kerby died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1981 at Valley View Professional Care Center.
She was born Jan. 22, 1896 in Reynolds, Neb., to George and Cora (Willowby) Snow.
One April 4, 1914 she married James Albert Kerby in Junction City; he preceded her
in death on Sept. 16,1968. She was also preceded in death by three sons, James,
Ben and Albert.
She is survived by five sisters, Bertha Fansler and Georgia Brott, JC; Gay Ruble
of Fairbury, Neb.; Hattie Worster and Millie Ehlman, both of Lincoln, Neb.; four
grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. (abstract, JC Union, Nov. 4, 1981)
James Albert Kerby, 81 died July --, 1963 after an illness of 10 years; born March 20, 1882 in Dickinson Co.,; married Clara B. Snow April 4, 1914 in Junction City; survived by his wife, son Albert Dillard of Chapman, sister Mrs. Mary Smith of J. C., brother Martin of Chanute and four grandchildren; burial in Highland Cemetery.(abstract, July 1963)
Obituary-- S. D. Kerby was born in Park county, Indiana, on the 2nd of March, 1833, and passed away at his home in Junction City, Dec. 27, 1915. He leaves to mourn his death a wife and five children, Mrs. Rachel Kerby, Mrs. T. O. Miller, Mrs. J. W. Smith, Martin Kerby, Albert Kerby, John W. Kerby(Junction City Republic, Dec. 28, 1915)
Mrs. Lillian Ray Kerr died at her home, 531 West Tenth street on Saturday. She is survived by her husband and two little daughters.
She was born in Missouri in 1897, and came with her parents to Dickinson County. After a short time they came to Junction City and there she married Paul Kerr. They were blessed two daughters, Sharon and Sarah.
Funeral services will be Monday at the Prichard Funeral home, with burial at Highland Cemetery.
(abstract, J. C. Daily Union,
Jan. 3, 1937)
Paul L. Kerr son of former J. C. Judge J. I. Kerr died Oct. 2, 1964 in a Carlotta, CA hospital; born Aug. 10, 1889 in J. C.; married first Lillian Ray with whom he had two daughters, Mrs. Sharon Toole and Mrs. Sarah Kline; married 2nd Dorothy Berggren; survived by wife, daughters and grandson, Keith Kline of Orangeburg, S.C.; burial in Carlotta.(abstract Oct. 5, 1964)
Former Junction City resident Clyde W. Knoll, age 81, died at his
home in Topeka on Sept. 30. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery,
Junction City, on Friday.(abstract, J. C. Daily Union, Oct. 2,
Donald Franklin Koerwitz died March 26, 2003, at Good Samaritan Center in Junction City. Born Jan. 8, 1932 at Deshler, Neb.to Franklin Arnold and Alma Emma (Eickmann) Koerwitz, he graduated from St. Peter's Lutheran High School, then attended St. John's Lutheran College at Winfield. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife maria in 1986, and one brother, Gene Arthur Koerwitz. Suvivors include one brother and two grandchildren. Burial will be in Deshler (Neb.) City Cemetery.(abstract)
David Patrick Law died Oct. 16, 1988 in Topeka. He was born Feb. 22, 1925
in JC to David Carl and Jane Law and was a WWII veteran and was employed
33 years with Kansas Power and Light. He is survived by an uncle, Daniel
Law of JC; also one aunt and a cousin. (abstract, JC Union, Oct. 20, 1988)
Rosemary Joan Lechner, daughter of Gerald and Sheila Lechner, was stillborn
on Aug. 9, 1988 at a Junction City hospital. She is survived by her parents,
three brothers, Abraham, Jacob and Isaac Lechner; two sisters, Veronica and
Rebecca Lechner, all of the home in Junction City; her grandparents, Arthur
and Ethel Cowan of Junction City and Loretta Lechner, Emporia.
(abstract, JC Union, Aug. 10, 1988)
Joseph Leone, 80, of Junction City died May 30, 2001, at his home, with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery of Junction City.(abstract)
Freide Marie Heidel Lichtenhan, former JC resident, died Dec. 5, 1994 in Yuma, Arizona.
Inurnment at St. Mary's Cemetery Dec. 20. (abstract, JC Union, Dec. 18, 1994)
Mary Virgina Lutz died Sunday, March 14, 1999 in a Kansas City, Kansas hospital. She was
born May 30, 1916 in Manhattan to George E. and Mary Virginia Reidy Thompson. She graduated
from Seven Dolors Catholic School in 1933 and married T. C. "Tiny" Lutz on Nov. 23, 1936
in Manhattan. They moved to JC where she worked for Brown's Floral and First National
Bank for a number of years. A member of St. Xavier's Catholic Church, she was active
in the church choir, and also Junction City Little Theater.
Survivors include a son, James Lutz of Wahpeton, N.D.; a daughter, Mary Ellen "Cookie"
Fritter of Prairie Village; a brother, James Thompson of Decatur, Ga., one sister, Lida
Dillard of Antioch, Calif., and three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
(abstract, JC Union, Mar. 17, 1999)
Theron (Tiny) Lutz, died of a heart attack in Florida. He had been
circulation distributor for the Kansas City Star in Junction City.
Besides his wife and two children he is survived by his siblings,
residing in Manhattan: Elmer Lutz, Helen Marks and Ruth Grantham.
(abstract, Manhattan Mercury)
Died, at Acme, Saturday, Feb. 9, Nora, daughter of C. L. and Fannie McDonald, aged 7 months. (Wakefield Avertiser, Feb. 13, 1889)
Regina D. Mayginnes, 86, of Junction City died Nov. 6, 2003. Born Jan. 19, 1917, in Herington to Martin F. and Helen "Nell" E. (Lynch) Dolan, she married Abner Marion "Mac" Mayginnes July 4, 1944. She preceded in death by her husband April 26, 1979, and by her parents; three brothers, Frank Dolan, Jack Dolan and Gerald Dolan; and one sister, Rita Troudt; survived by two sisters.(abstract)
Doris Marie Marks, 71, of Junction City, died on Sept., 10, 2003 in her residence. Born Aug. 23, 1932, at Kingsland, Ark., to Emmitt and Ollie B. (Berry) Smith, she married Sammy Ray Marks Sr. in 1951 at Flint, Mich. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1974, her parents and one son, Ruebin Marks; survived by one son, three daughters, two sisters, 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Burial in Fairview Cemetery.(abstract)
Anne Bernadette Mengers, 98, of Beaumont, Texas, died June 18, 1998 at her home in
that city. She was a former resident of Junction City. (abstract, JC Union, June 22, 1998)
Robert Kenneth Mika died Sept. 25, 1998 in Junction City. He was born Feb. 23, 1923
in Hanover to Edward A. and Elsie F. (Wegman) Mika. He married Theresa A. Wessel
on June 15, 1957 at St. Xavier's Catholic Church. He was a veteran of WWII with
the 233rd Combat Engineers in the Pacific Theater. Mr. Mika was preceded in death
by his parents, and is survived by his wife, his son, Thomas R. Mike, two daughters,
Elaine M. Watson and Jeanne E. Mika, all of Junction City; also seven grandchildren.
(abstract, JC Union, Sep. 28, 1998)
Robert G. Montgomery, age 75, of Milford, died Sept. 13, 2003, in Topeka. Born to Howard and Lorna (Hauserman) Montgomery on December 16, 1927, at Junction City, he graduated from Junction City High School in 1945, and graduated from ERTI at Omaha, Neb., in Communications. He married Beverly Joy Luthi May 7, 1950, at Wakefield. Preceded in death by two brothers, Howard (Bill) and Col. (Ret) Jack Montgomery, and two sisters, Phyllis Crisp and Jeanette Carlson, he is survived by his wife, two sons, one sister, and four grandchildren. Services Madura Congregational Church in Wakefield.(abstract)
Karl Emmett Morgan died Nov. 25, 1991 at his home, rural Junction City. He was
born April 16, 1922, on Davis Creek, to William Perkins and Emma Mary Bame Morgan.
He attended rural Olson School. On May 8, 1948 he married Josephine B. Manns at
St. Xavier's Catholic Church; she preceded him in death on Oct. 26, 1991. He was
also preceded in death by his son, Stephen Anthony Morgan, Aug. 4, 1968; a sister,
Mary E. Morgan in May, 1982, and two brothers, George C. Morgan, who was killed
Oct. 26, 1942 in Tunisia, Africa, and Hubert A. Morgan on Nov. 10, 1962.
He is survived by a daughter, Therese B. Hoff of White City; a brother, Edward
H. Morgan of Provo, Utah; five sisters, Alice M. Manns, Nela L. Kamm and Ethel
L. Fiest, all of JC; Hazel I. Miller of Topeka; Thelma M. Goss of Dwight and
two grandchildren. (abstract, JC Union, Nov. 29, 1991)
Helene Rita Mosthaff died May 27, 1998 at a JC hospital. She was born
Jan. 10, 1934 in Newark, NJ to Jerome Evan Glasser and Evelyn (Ehrenkranz)
Glasser. On Oct. 18, 1954, she married Martin Leo Mosthaff in Newark.
She had lived in JC since 1975.
She was preceded in death by her father, a brother, Nathaniel Glasser, and
a sister, Gail Glasser.
Survivors include three daughters, Gerri Koepke of JC; Jacqueline Sarabia
of JC and Susan Rathbun of Oklahoma City; three sons, Authur Mosshaff of
Oklahoma City, Robert Mosthaff of Newark and Bryan Mosthaff of Richfield,
S.D.; her mother of Newark and 11 grandchildren.
Margaret Mae Neil, 73, of Grandview Plaza died June 5, 2003, at Geary Community Hospital. She was born on April 22, 1930, in Cache, Okla., the daughter of Leonard and Verda (King) Wimple; she married Lacy MacArthur Neil on July 13, 1964, who preceded her in death on Nov. 24, 1968. She was also also was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Roger Jacobs; one brother, Rocky; and one sister Bernice; survived by her ex-husband, two sons, two brothers, two sisters. Burial in Highland Cemetery in Junction City (abstract)
Anne "Dolly" M. Covino Newhall, 87, of Junction City died June 24, 2003, at Midland Hospice Care in Topeka.Born Nov. 11, 1915, at Boston, Mass.to Eugene and Rachel (Marruzzi) Covino, she attended Peabody High School in Peabody, Mass. Oct. 23, 1937, she married Orlando Newhall at Peabody, Mass; she was was preceded in death by her husband, one brother, Sammy; and one sister, Nancy. She is survived by one daughter, one brother, seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery of Junction City.(abstract)
Alice Graybill Neyer, 92, died Tuesday, July 9, 1984 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.
She was a former resident of Junction City. (abstract, JC Union, July 15, 1984)
Arthur Henry Otto died Nov. 22, 1978 in a JC hospital. He was born April 11, 1895
near Wakefield to John and Mary Otto. On Sept. 14, 1921 he married Bertha Louise
Altwegg; she preceded him in death Aug. 6, 1961. He farmed near Milford until the
land was annexed by Fort Riley, then moved to Ashland Bottoms, south of Manhattan.
He is survived by a son, Raymond, rural Manhattan; two daughters, Mrs. William
(Lois) Strauss of rural JC and Mrs. Gerald (Maxine) Lathrop of JC; four grandchildren
and three great grandchildren; a brother, Carl of Wakefield; and three sisters,
Mrs. Fred (Clara) Yenni, Mrs. John (Dorothy) Yenni and Mrs. Rudolph (Marie) Fehlman,
all of Wakefield. (abstract, JC Union, Nov. 24, 1978)
Albert Milton Ray died Nov. 3 in Junction City. Born in Industry, Kansas; veteran of WWI and worked as a bus driver after
the war; died at VA Hospital in Wadsworth, Kansas; survived by daughter,
Mary Etta Oswald of Evergreen Park, Ill., and a son, Albert M., of San
Diego, Calif.; three sisters, Margaret Ward of Denver, Grace Farley of
Lindsborg and Nora Reidy of Tulsa; a brother, Cecil Ray, Denver.; seven
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. (abstract, J. C. Daily Union,
Nov. 4, 1970)
Clay Center Times, June 2, 1908
RAY:--Guy Ray was born near Leonardville, Riley Co., Kan., July 22, 1888, died June 22, 1908, from gun shot wound. He was accidentally shot about noon on the 21 and died at 5 o'clock the next morning. While removing a Winchester rifle from
the spring wagon he took hold of the muzzle and pulled the gun toward him when it exploded. The bullet passed almost through his right arm, and lodged in his back but was removed. He was conscious until the end and said he was prepared to
When the accident occurred he was working for his brother-in-law, Jas. Bradley, near Calumette, Okla. His father, Samuel Ray, formerly of Industry but now of Junction City, Kan., went down and brought the body back. He was buried in the
family lot at Greenridge cemetery east of Industry.
The deceased leaves a father, two sisters and one brother to mourn their loss.
John Ray, age 75, died June 13, 1930, at 1408 N. Jefferson in Junction
City. Burial was Greenridge
Cemetery near Industry. (abstract Junction City Union, 6-14-1930)
Mary Ann Murphy was born May 17, 1898 in New York, the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Peter C. Murphy and died April 26, 1957 in Junction City; came to
Junction City at the age of six with her family; married Albert M. Ray
January 7, 1922; survived by her husband; a daughter, Mrs. E. H. Oswald
of Evergreen Park, Ill.; a son A. M. Ray, Jr. of San Diego, Calif.; five
grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Drapalik of Junction City and
Mr. L. F. DeBoer of Kansas City, Kansas; three brothers, Charles P. and
John R. Murphy of Junction City and Peter Murphy of Salt Lake City, Utah.
(abstract, J. C. Daily Union,
April 27, 1957)
Junction City Republic, 2-10-1927, pg. 1, col. 3:
RAY, Samuel Enoch; died 2-9-27 at his home in J.C., aged 75 years; survived by two children, Mrs. J. H. Bradley of Oklahoma and Charles Ray of Smith Center, Kansas; three sisters, Mrs. Oma (Naomi) Green of Missouri, Eva Warnock of Oregon, Mrs. Rachael Kerby of J.C.; brother, John Ray of J.C.; buried Hope Cemetery, Ottawa KS. (abstract, Junction City Republic, 2-10-1927)
Junction City Republican, 4-29-1920:
RAY, Mrs. John S., died 4-25-1920. Survived by her husband and four children.She recently moved to Junction City from Western (?) Kansas.
Also in same issue:
MRS. J. S. RAY
Mrs. J. S. Ray of east Chestnut Street died Sunday evening after a long illness. Her children were called here by her severe illness and were all with her at the end. Her husband and four grown children survive her. The family only recently
moved here to this city from Western Kansas.
William F. Ray was born May 29, 1868 in Fayette county, Ill., and came
to Clay county, Kansas, with his parents in 1873. He lived there until
their deaths 28 years ago, and then made his home with his sister, Mrs.
S. D. Kerby. He came to Junction City in 1903 and lived here until his
death, January 9, 1915. Mr. Ray was buried beside his parents in the Greenridge cemetery near Industry. Three brothers and two sisters survive him. (JC Daily Union, Jan 30, 1915)
William P. Ray , 57, died Sunday in Junction City after a year's illness. He was born May 19, 1888 in Clay County, near Industry, where he lived until 1907, when he moved to J. C.; married June 21, 1912 to Pearl Belle Estes; survived by his wife; one son, William B. Ray, of Junction City; two daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Shelton, Junction City and Mrs. Evelyn Jones, Minneapolis, MN; the following brothers and sisters; A.M. Ray, Junction City, B.E. Ray, Cheyenne Wyoming, Cecil Ray, Boulder Colo., Mrs. Elmer Ward, Loveland Colo., Mrs. James Reidy, Coffeyville, and Mrs. Gerald King, Junction City; burial was made in the Highland Cemetary.(abstract, The Clay Center Times, April 2, 1946)
Mrs. Bridget Flanagan Reidy, age 76, died of a heart attack at 4 a.m. at the Manhattan
home of her daughter, Mrs. George (Mary) Thompson. She had been in failing health for some time.
She was born near Castlerea, Co. Roscommon, Ireland, and came to Ft. Riley at age 19. She married
James Reidy and they resided on a farm on McDowell Creek in Geary County until his death four years
ago. Mrs. Reidy has made her home in Manhattan, with her daughter Mrs. Thompson, since that time.
Also surviving is her daughter, Mrs. John (Catherine)Gazda of Chicago, a son, James Reidy of
Junction City, sisters Winifred McCarthy and Mrs. Nicholas (Ellen) Conway, both of St. Louis, MO,
and one sister in Ireland, Elizabeth Regan. Services will be held at St. Francis Xavier's in
Junction City on Friday, Rec. James Bradley officiating, and interment will be in St. Mary's
Cemetery. (1-4-1934 unknown paper)
James Huntington Reidy,a pioneer of eastern Geary was born in Tipperary, Ireland, Nov. 19, 1838; died September 22, 1929 at his son's home in J. C.; married February 10, 1886 to Bridget Flanagan and to this union were born 3 children, Mrs. George E. Thompson of Manhattan, Mrs. J.J. Gazda of Chicago, Ill. and James Reidy of Junction City.
He served 14 years in the Army, enlisting in 1870 in Boston, Mass. and took part in the Indian Wars and was detached with General Currie in command to reinforce General Custer but arrived after the massacre but helped to carry the dead to the trenches. Six soldiers from Fort Riley acted as pall bearers at the burial in St. Mary's Cemetery. (Junction City Republic, Sep. 24, 1929)
Luise Rhodes died March 13, 1999 at her home in JC. She was born April 15, 1953 in
Weiden, Germany to Gerhard and Freida Jakel. On July 21, 1973, she married Michael
Rhodes at Ft. Riley. He survives, as well as her parents, Freida and Jerry Taylor of Copperas
Cove, Texas; one son, Nicholas Rhodes of JC; a brother, Albert Taylor of Copperas
Cove and a sister, Lottie Toler of Columbus, Georgia.
(abstract, JC Union, March 16, 1999)
Loving Memory of
May 13-1946-April 5-2006
Family and friend will gather at the American Legion Post 45 on Thursday Aril 13th 2006 from 6 to 8 p.m. for Elvira Rogers 59 of Junction City Kansas. She died in her home April 5th 2006. No visitation is planned and private family inurenment will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made at the donors choice and sent to the care of Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel , 203 N Washington St. Juntion City Ks 66441.
Elvira Rogers was born May 13 1946 in Ashbach Germany. She had lived in Junction CIty Kansas since 1986, as a homemaker. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 45 and had worked the Bingo Kitchen for 13 years. She was also a member of the VFW and The Eagles.
She was married to Glenn R. Rogers in 1970 in Viernheim Germany, he survives. Survivors include Andreas P.Rogers of Junction City Ks, Alexandra I. Rogers-Everett of Tennessee, and Peter M. Rogers of Linton Indiana, and 9 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother Hildergard Balzer, her father Heinerich Schmiedel, a sister Iris Balzer, and a son Christopher B. Rogers.
Contributed by her daughter
Kathryn Meyer Rombeck died Feb. 20, 2002 in Junction City. She was born to Michael and Mayme
(Miller) Meyer on May 15, 1915 in Chapman. She married James Rombeck Nov. 24, 1941 in Chapman;
he died July 1,1996. She was employed by United Telephone for 26 years, retiring in 1878.
She is survived by a son Michael Rombeck, Belle Plaine; two daughters, Sharon Morales and Janice
Rombeck, both of San Jose, CA; a sister, Helen Acker, Chapman; and four grandchildren.
(abstract, Lawrence Journal World, Feb. 23, 2002)
Margaret W. Rosey, 92, of Alta Vista, died Sept. 13, 2003. Born June 18, 1911, in Geary County, to John and Lena (Erichsen) Moyer, she married Edwin A. Rosey on March 4, 1930; he died Oct. 25, 1995, after 65 years of marriage; survived by two sons, one daughter, two sisters, 16 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Don Rosey; one brother, Leonard Moyer; and three sisters, Angeline Adams, Dorothy Shandy and Hazel Heller; burial St. Mary's Cemetery in Topeka.(abstract)
Elvira Sanzin died June 14, 1993 at a JC hospital. She was born in Trieste, Italy,
on July 8, 1910, to Giovanni and Maria Polese. In February 1930 she married
Giovanni Sanzin and he preceded her in death in 1946. She came to Junction City
on July 22, 1959 and was a member of St. Xavier's Catholic Church. Four sisters
and two brothers also preceded her in death.
She is survived by two daughters, Rose Cornell of Minneapolis, Minn., and Bruna
Hurst of JC; a son, Silvano Sanzin, of Melbourne, Australia; 14 grandchildren and
18 great-grandchildren. (abstract, JC Union, June 15, 1993)
Ralph Lee "Bud" Schmedemann died May 28, 2001, at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka. Born July 5, 1923, in Geary County to William and Rose (Thoes) Schmedemann, he graduated from Alta Vista High School in 1941. Married June 13, 1956, to Etta L. Root; she preceded him in death May 20, 1996. Survived by two daughters, two step-daughters, one son, one step-son, one sister, 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Burial June 1, 2002 in Humboldt Cemetery.(abstract)
Delmer V. Schwartz died June 9, 2003, at Geary Community Hospital in Junction City Born Jan. 2, 1917, at Pretty Prairie to Jacob C. and Anna Schwartz, on July 17, 1938, he married Frieda H. Boese at Lamar, Colo. Survivors include his wife; one son, one daughter, eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Phillip, Albert, Cleo and an infant; and three sisters, Sarah Stucky, Lena Stucky and Ida Schroeder. Burial in Milford Cemetery.(abstract)
Mary Florence Smith died Monday, April 28, 1980 in Huron. She was born near Industry
to Samuel D. and Rachel Ray Kerby. On Aug. 14, 1907 she married John W. Smith in
Junction City. He died Feb. 2, 1958. She was also preceded in death by two sons
and two daughters.
Surviving are two sons, George Smith of JC and Ray Smith of Las Vegas; three
daughters, Mrs. Harlan (Della) Grant of Marysville, Washington; Mrs. Ivan (Dora)
Williams of Huron and Mrs. Al (Mary) Henton of Huron; 19 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren
and four great-great-grandchildren.
Burial will be Friday at Highland Cemetery. Casketbearers include Robert Clowe,
Earl Miller, Tom Miller, Herman Keithe, Max Foland and Jack Welsh.
(abstract, JC Union, April 30, 1980)
Willie Mae Smith, 75, of Junction City, died Nov. 4, 2003; born on Nov. 27, 1927, in Muskogee, Okla.to Willie and Alice (Officer) Underwood; married to Silas Smith Sr. on July 12, 1947, he preceded her in death on Nov. 17, 2002. Also preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Curtis and Carl Jones. Survived by her sons and daughters, Burial In Highland Cemetery, Junction City.(abstract)
Died at the residence of G. Washburn on Thursday, Feb. 7, Elsie, daughter of Lottie Southwell, aged 3 years.(Wakefield Advertiser, Feb. 13, 1889)
Margaret "Margie" E. Clennan Spittles, 69, of Junction City, died Dec. 19, 2003; born Jan. 7, 1934, in Chapman, to Vincent and Marie (Kelley) Clennan, she graduated from Chapman High School and married Paul F. Spittles Feb. 9, 1963, in Junction City. Preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Mark and John Stewart; one daughter, Paula Spittles; and one sister, Barbara McClatchey, she is survived by her husband; two sons, two daughters, five brothers, five sisters, and two granddaughters; burial St. Mary's Cemetery.(abstract)
Victor S. Staatz was born Aug. 15, 1906 in the Lyona community
to Fred and Otelia Gatch Staatz, and died Sept. 30, 1985 in
Topeka. He married Cleo Martin on March 10, 1928 in Wichita.
He is survived by his wife, a sister, Mrs. Edna Wyman of Herington,
and a brother, Wesley, of Lyona. Burial will be Friday in the
Memorial Park Cemetery, Topeka.(abstract, J. C. Daily Union, Oct. 2,
Wesley Joseph Stearns died June 6, 2003, at Geary Community Hospital in Junction City. Born Jan. 13, 1918, at Lansing, Mich., to Morris Lane and Ida (Andre) Stearns, he graduated from Grandville High School in Kent County, Mich., and attended college at the University of Boston in Massachusetts, Grand Rapids Community College, and Washburn University in Topeka.Aug. 12, 1944, he married Mary Jane MacDonald at Chicago, who preceded him in death Jan. 26, 1989. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery of Junction City.(abstract)
Dorothy M. Turner, 70, of Junction City, died, Sept. 14, 2003. Born Feb. 6, 1933, at Tupelo, Miss., to Jack and Mary Francis (Parplow) Clark. she married Louis Henry Turner in 1948 at Tupelo. Her husband preceded her in death, on March 21, 1976; survived by her mother, two sons, four daughters, four brothers, five sisters, 26 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Burial will be at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis. (abstract)
(Carl) John Wahle died Dec. 10, 1986 in a JC hospital. He was born April 15,
1910 to Charles and Emma Louise Behrand Wahle on the family farm west of JC.
On April 15, 1933, he married Roma Hill in Kansas City, Kansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Russell A. Wahle, and four
sisters, Mable Saffel, Mayme Wahle, Ruth Rinninger and Lillian Turner.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Charles Wahle and Courtney
Wahle, both of JC; a daughter Jeanette Fansler, also of JC; a sister, Sister
Roselind of Concordia; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
(abstract, JC Union, Dec. 12, 1986)
Barbara Agnes Payne Walsh died June 9, 1978 at Irwin Army Hospital. She was born
Aug. 12, 1940 in Detroit, Mich., and in that city on Aug. 18, 1962 she married
William F. Walsh. They came to Fort Riley in 1970 and moved to JC in January of
Survivors include her husband and children, Patrick, Kevin and Colleen, all of the
home; her father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. L. Weldon Payne of Alemeno, Wisc.
(abstract, JC Union, June 9, 1978)
Died, in this city on Tuesday, Feb. 5th of typhoid pneumonia, Harriet, wife of Thomas H. Washburn, aged 70 years. The funeral was held at the Congregational church.(Wakefield Advertiser, Feb. 13, 1889)
Helen Louise Wenzlick died March 4, 1984 in Chapman. She was born Aug. 11, 1906 in JC, to
Sona and Rosa Rector Ericson. She married Voney Wenzlick on March 19, 1934 in St. Paul,
She was preceded in death by her husband, three sisters and one brother.
Survivors include two brothers, Arthur Ericson of Coos Bay, Ore. and Carl Ericson of
Sacramento, Calif.; and two sisters, Marie Sweet of Chapman and Pauline Clark of JC.
(abstract, JC Union, Mar. 6, 1984)
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