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Chase County Obituary Index

1863 - 2002

Chase County Death Notices and Obituaries,
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Saffer, Kenneth M

Kenneth M. Saffer, 70, of Great Bend died Nov 17, 2001, at Barton County. Survivors in this area include three daughters, LaWana Metcalfe, Elizabeth Saffer and Wanda Saffer, all of Emporia; two brothers, Ed Saffer of Emporia and Doyle Saffer of Americus; and two sisters, Shirley Francis of Emporia and Barbara Dains of Strong City. Mr. Saffer was a pipe cleaner for the Great Plains Pipeline Company. The funeral was Nov. 28, 2001, in the Bryant Christians Chapel of Great Bend. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Great Bend.

Chase County Leader-News, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, Dec 06, 2001

Salazar, Henryetta Louesa (Wagoner)/B>

Henryetta Louesa (Wagoner) Salazar, 87, died Feb. 11, 2003, at her home in Los Angeles, Calif, after a long illness.

She was a Claims Supervisor for the Transamerica Life Insurance Company, retiring in 1981.

Henryetta Louesa Wagoner was born Jan. 15, 1916, to Ray and Ella May Wagoner at Matfield Green. She attended high school in Matfield Green and graduated from Emporia Normal College. She then taught in the Bazaar school system.

She met Octavio Salazar and they were married May 21, 1939, and moved to Ensenada, Baja, Mexico. They moved to Los Angeles in 1959. He preceded her in death on May 12, 1963.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Faye L. Calvert and Joyce Audean Hatcher. She is survived by a daughter, Marilyn J. Rose of the home; a sister, Maxine M. Kirk, Oklahoma City, Okla.; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; six nieces and one nephew.

Internment at the Matfield Cemetery will be scheduled in the future. A memorial has been established with the Kansas Alzheimer's Association, 347 So. Laura, Wichita, KS. 67211. Condolences may be sent to the family via; mjrose4@iwon.com.

Chase County Leader-News, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, Feb 20, 2003

Sanders, Jack R.

Jack Raymond Sanders, 81, of Eureka died Feb 03 2002 at the Greenwood County Hospital in Eureka. Mr. Sanders, a lifetime resident of the Eureka area, was a farm implement mechanic and also farmed for several years. Jack Raymond Sanders, the son of Elmer L and Clara May Barlett Sanders, was born Dec 12 1920 at Eureka. He attended rural schools. He married Meryl Josephine Smith on April 23, 1941, at Eureka and they lived in theTonovay, Hamilton and Eureka communities. Mr Sanders is survived by his wife, a son, Gerald Sanders of Strong City; a sister Louise Meadows of Ellinwood, four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren, six great-grandchildren. A son, Joe Raymond Sanders; a daughter, LaDena Mae Sanders; and one brother died earlier. The graveside service was Feb 06, 2002 in Greenwood Cemetery at Eureka. The Rev. Terry Morris conducted the service. Memorial contributions to the March of Dimes may be sent to the Campbell-Kelley Funeral Home, P O Box 595, Eureka 67045.

Chase County Leader-News, Cottonwood Falls, Kans. Feb 14 2002.

Schade,Mary Alice

Mary Alice Schade, 75, of Emporia and formerly of Olpe died Nov. 27, 2002, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Mrs. Schade was a home maker and earlier, helped her husband operate a dairy farm in Olpe. Mary Alice Spencer, the daughter of Walter J. and Ernestine N. Mosher Spencer, was born Aug. 18, 1927, at Emporia. She graduated from Roosevelt High School. She married Eldo Henry Schade on Dec. 1, 1957, at Emporia. He died April 19, 1982. Mrs. Schade was a member of the Apostolic Tabernacle Church.

She is survived by a son, Carl Schade of Emporia; a daughter, Susan Knapp of Chanute; three sisters, Juanita Donelson of Emporia, Doris Danford of Strong City and Alta Strboya of Vista, Calif.; two brothers, Walter Spencer of Emporia and Albert Spencer of West Moreland; and five grandchildren. She was pre- ceded in death by a brother, John "Jack" Spencer. The funeral was Dec. 2 in the Apostolic Tabernacle Church. The Rev. J.D. Harvel conducted the service. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, south of Emporia. Memorial contributions to the church can be sent to Charter Funerals-Emporia Chapel, 501 W. Sixth Ave., Emporia, KS 66801.

Chase County Leader-News, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, Dec 05, 2002

Scheck, Elsie L. E.

The funeral for Elsie L E Scheck, 91, of Hamilton was Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, in the Wilson Funeral Home at Madison. Burial was in Blakely Cemetery, northwest of Madison. Memorial contributions to the Medicalodge of Eureka can be sent to the funeral home, P O Box 488, Madison, KS 66860. Mrs. Scheck, who died Oct. 15, 2001, at the Medicalodge of Eureka, was a homemaker and a lifetime resident of northern Greenwood County. Elsie L E Voorhees, the daughter of Jess Walter and Mary Etta Martin Voorhees, was born March 11, 1910, in rural Madison. She married Herman Scheck on July 1, 1931, at Cottonwood Falls. He died Jan 27, 1993.

Mrs. Scheck is survived by a son, Richard Scheck of Eureka; three daughters, Gladis Tannahill of Eureka, Carol Edwards of Toronto and Alberta Miller of Benton; a brother, Sam Voorhees of Grandview, Idaho; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Five brothers and three sisters died earlier.

Schneider, Brent Allen

Brent Allen Schneider, 18, of Olpe died Aug. 7, 2001 at his home.  Mr. Schneider was employed at McDonald's of Emporia on Sixth Avenue and the Flint Hills Feed Lots. Brent Allen Schneider, the son of Darrell and Vicki S. Rich Schneider, was born Oct. 21. 1982, at Emporia.  Mr. Schneider was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church at Olpe.  He also was a member of the Flint Hills Power Association antique tractor club.  He loved to hunt and fish.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Vicki and Steve Jackson of Emporia; his father, Darrell Schneider of Olpe; a brother, Dylan Jackson of Emporia and Samantha Schneider of Cassoday; a stepsister, Laura Wilburn of Great Bend; grandparents, Vincent and Loretta Schneider of Olpe and Dale and Erma Rich of Emporia; and great grandmothers Irene Schneider of Emporia and Adeline Beagley of Geneseo. Two great-grandfathers, Clifford Beagley and Alban Schneider, and a great grandmother, Esther Fowler, died earlier. 
The Rev. Tim Haberkorn celebrated a Mass of Christian Burial Saturday in St. Joseph Catholic Church at Olpe.  Burial was in St Joseph Catholic Cemetery.  Memorial contributions to St. Joseph Catholic School can be sent to the Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, 605 State St., Emporia, KS 66801.

Schroeder, Dorothy M.

Dorothy M. Schroeder, 88, died Sept. 14, 2001 at the Madison Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Schroeder was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Chrurch in Madison.

Dorothy Mackey was born July 4, 1913, at Cedar Point, the daughter of Joseph and Jessie Talkington Mackey. She came to the Madison community in 1957 from rural Olpe. She married Samuel W. Schroeder on Sept. 30, 1931, in Emporia. He died Aug. 7, 1992. She also was preceeded in death by three brothers and a sister.

Survivors include two sons, Dale Schroeder of El Dorado and Gale Schroeder of Madison; a daughter, Vickie Stanfield of Chanute; a brother, Chester Mackey of Madison; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services were Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, at the Wilson Funeral Home in Madison, the Rev. Bob Robison officiated. Burial followed in Blakley Cemetery northwest of Madison.

The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Madison Senior Center in lieu of flowers. Contributions can be sent to the Wilson Funeral Home, P O Box 488, Madison, Ks 66860.

Schroer, Dean.

Dean Schroer died at the Morris County Hospital on Nov. 27, 2001. Services are pending at Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home. The funeral of Dean Schroer, 85, Strong City, was Nov. 30, 2001, in Grace Lutheran Church at Strong City. The Rev. David Parks conducted the service. Entombment was in Strong City Cemetery. Mr. Schroer who was a farmer, died Nov. 27, 2001 at the Morris County Hospital in Council Grove. Dean Schroer, the son of Alfred and Katherine Reifsnyder Schroer, was born Sept 7, 1916, at Elk. He married Ella Mae Brecht on June 9, 1941, at Strong City. Mr. Schroer was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Strong City.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Ace Schroer of Strong City; two daughters, Linda Schroer of Wichita and Pamela Schienbein of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchilden. Memorial contributions to the Grace Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Hour or the Lutheran Braille Workers may be sent to Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home in Cottonwood Falls. Chase County Leader-News, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas

Chase County Leader-News, Cottonwood Falls, Kan., Sept. 20, 2001.

Schwilling, Howard Gail

Howard Gail Schwilling of Cottonwood Falls died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at Newman Memorial Hospital in Emporia. A complete obituary will appear later.

Chase County Leader News, Cottonwood Falls, Kans. March 14, 2002

Schwilling, Howard Gail

Howard Gail Schwilling, 78, died March 12, 2002, at Newman Regional Health. Mr Schwilling was a farmer and stockman in Chase County. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Howard Gail Schwilling, the son of Jospeh and Esther Twining Schwilling, was born April 7, 1923, in Chase County. He married Irene Jackson on Sept 2, 1944, at Strong City. Mr. Schwilling was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. He was a 4-H leader.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Darrell Schwilling of Sedona, Ariz.; five brothers, Marvins Schwilling of Emporia, Russell Schwilling and Wayne Schwilling of Strong City, Lyle Schwilling of Arkon, Ohio, and Harry Schwilling of Wichita; two sisters, Bernice Weamer and Shirley Cowdrey, both of Ottawa; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A Half brother, Joe Schwilling Jr.; and three half sisters, Dorothy Wagner, Jeanette Duke and Mary Shehan, died earlier. The funeral was March 15, 2002 in the Cottonwood Falls United Methodist Church. The Rev. James Patterson and Chaplain Dale Pracht conducted the service. Burial was in Bazaar Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Chase county 4-H Council or the American Diabetes Association may be sent to the Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funerl Home in Cottonwood Falls.

Chase County Leader-News, Cottonwood Falls, Kans. March 21,2002

Scott, Margaret

Former area resident Margaret E. Scott, 80, of Parsons died Oct. 22, 2002, in Parsons. Mrs. Scott lived in California and in Saffordville, Cheney, Winfield and Emporia before she moved to Parsons. Her husband, Edward E. Scott, died Sept. 19, 1993. Survivors include a daugh ter, Linda-Beth Cook of Parsons; and son Larry E. Scott of Elkins, W.Va.

The funeral was Oct. 25, 2002, in the First Presbyterian Church at Parsons. Inurnment was in Fort Scott National Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the First Presbyterian Church in Parsons or the Alzheimer's Association can be sent to the Carson-Wall Funeral Home, P.O: Box 942, Parsons, KS 6737.

Chase County Leader-News, Cottonwood Kansas, Oct 31, 2002

Semler, Addie

Addie Semler, a gentle girl much loved by all who knew her, died last Wednesday at the age of 13 years, of typhoid fever. She was buried Thursday, in the Hymer cemetery. The bereaved friends have the sympathy of the community. Nearly all of the family have been ill with the same disease, but are recovering.

Chase County Leader News, Cottonwood Falls, Ks, Nov. 29, 1888.

Shadwick, Ivan L

Former area resident Ivan L. Shadwick, 81, Murrieta, California, died July 24, 2002, at his home. Mr. Shadwick was director of purchasing at McDonnell-Douglas in Long Beach, Calif., before he retired. Ivan L. Shadwick, the son of Floyd J. and Grace Miles Shadwick, was born June 1, 1921, at Strong City and grew up in Emporia. He graduated from Emporia High School attended the College of Emporia and the University of Kansas and graduated from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. Mr Shadwick is survived by his wife of 60 years, Helen Fearl Shadwick, formerly of Burlington; a daughter, Ann Reese of Dana Point, Calif.; two sons, Floyd "Jim" Shadwick of Placentia, Calif., and Steven Shadwick of Corona, Calif.; a brother, Gerald Shadwick of Greeley, Colo.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The burial service was July 27 in St. Thomas of Canterbury Espiscopal Church at Temecula, Calif. Inurnment was in Riverside National Cemetery at Riverside, Calif.

Chase County Leader-News, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, Aug 15, 2002

Sharp, Nancy Mrs.

Died, February 13th, 1885, in the 72d year of her age, Nancy Sharp. Mrs. Sharp was born in Anderson Co., Tennessee. In 1855, herself, husband and family bade farewell to their kindred in Tennessee and moved to Nodaway Co., Mo., remaining there till the spring of 1860, when they came to Chase, then Breckenridge Co., Kansas, locating on Sharp's creek in the fall of 1861. Her husband died, leaving her in very poor circumstances, with a large and almost helpless family to provide for. By industry and economical management she kept her family together till they were able to take care of themselves. She was always ready to help the deserving poor.

A good neighbor and a kind mother, she suffered for several years previous to her death with inflammatory rheumatism, caused by overwork and exposure in early life. she died as she lived the greater part of her life a firm believer in the divine mercy of the Savior of mankind. She leaves behind her a large family of children and grandchildren to mourn her loss. She was buried on the old homestead along side the remains of some of her children and kindred. The early settlers are all passing away, drawing near the shore, waiting for the ferryman to pilot them to the Golden Shore beyond the Jordan.

Skirvin, Helen M.

Helen M. Skirvin, 90. died Dec. 15, 2001, at Chase County Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cottonwood Falls. Funeral services were held Dec. 18 at the First Baptist Church, Cottonwood Falls. Pastor Rick Smith officiated. Burial was in Matfield Green Cemetery.

Helen Marie Scearce, the daughter of William Leonard and Emma Grace Unger Scearce, was born Nov 26, 1911, at Bado, Mo.

She and Earl D Skirvin were married Oct. 28, 1929, at West Plains, Mo. He preceded her in death. They lived at Matfield Green at the Cities Service Gas Station. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church. She is survived by four grandchildren. Linda Leonard of Commerce City, Colo., Larry Brown of Montrose, Colo., Lanny Brown of Wheatridge, Colo., and Leanna Thorne of Edgewater, Colo.; ten great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Doris Helen Brown; one sister, Edna Scearce and three brothers, Esten; John and Ed Scearce. Memorials to the First Baptist Church may be sent to care of Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home, Cottonwood Falls.

Chase County Leader-News, Cottonwood Falls, Kans., Dec. 20, 2001.

Chase County Courant, February 29, 1885

Slabaugh, Erma

The funeral for Erma Laura Katie Slabaugh was March 29, 2002, in the Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home at Cottonwood Falls. The Rev. David Parks of the Grace Lutheran Church conducted the service. Burial was in Prairie Grove Cemetery at Cottonwood Falls. Memorial contributions to the Grace Lutheran Church can be sent to the funeral home. Mrs. Slabaugh, 90, died March 26,2002, at the Chase County health and Rehabilitation Center in Cottonwood Falls. She was a homemaker. Erma Laura Katie Ludwig, the daughter of Samuel and Alvina Paetke Ludwig, was born Oct. 10, 1912, in Cedar Township of Chase county. She married Hazel Slabaugh on March 23, 1934, in the Homestead Community of Chase County. He died earlier. Mrs Slabaugh was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Strong City. She is survived by a son, Marvin Slabaugh of Oberlin; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A son, Harold Alvin Slabaugh; three brothers, Walter Ludwig, Sam Ludwig and George Ludwig; and six sisters, Anna Holdeman, Minnie Mendenhall, Lillian Stanford, Margaret "Grace" Deering, Nettie Baker and Ida Ludwig died earlier.

Chase County Leader-News, Cottonwood Falls, Kans. April 04, 2002

Sloper, Mary Mrs

Died at her residence near Elmdale, October 14, 1885, of pneumonia, Mrs Mary Sloper, daughter of Maira and Frederick Shipman. She was born at Marietta, Ohio, December 28, 1830; came to Chase County in 1862; and remained here one year; resided in Leavenworth and St. Louis from 1863 to 1869, when she returned to Chase County, where she has since lived on her farm near Elmdale. She leaves one brother, J. S. Shipman, and one daughter, Mrs. P C Jeffrey, and is survived by her mother, Mrs. Maria Shipman, who is now 82 years of age. Mrs. Sloper lived a life of remarkable activity and energy, full of kindness and giving a welcome to everyone. She was buried in the cemetery west of Cottonwood Falls, on Thursday afternoon, October 15, 1885.

Smith, Paul

About 2 o'clock, last Sunday afternoon, Paul, the ten-year-old son of Mr. Paul Smith of Strong City, while trying to get on a passing freight train, fell beneath the cars and had his left leg cut off just below the knee. From the shock of which he died about 7 o'clock that evening. This fatal accident, together with the one that caused little Brig Chamberlain to lose his arm should be sufficient warning to the boys of Strong City to keep away from passing trains.

Chase County Courant, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, May 27, 1886

Smith-Davis, Helen M

Former Emporia and Hutchinson resident, Helen M. Smith-Davis, 90, of Sterling died Jan 9, 2002 at Presbyterian Manor in Sterling. Mrs Smith-Davis was a telephone operator, waitress and domestic house cleaner before she retired. Helen M. Allen, the daughter of Daniel W and Alice U. Smith Allen, was born Sept 23, 1911 in Emporia. She married Merle E. "Shorty" Smith on July 23, 1927. He died earlier. She married James "Dub" Davis on May 4, 1964. He also died earlier. Mrs. Smith-Davis was a member of the Assembly of God. She is survived by two sons, Everett Smith and Ralph Smith, both of Sterling; a brother John M. Allen of Cottonwood Falls; 13 grandchildren and many great-granchildren. The graveside service was Saturday in Eastside Cemetery at Hutchinson. Memorial contributions to Wichita Industries and Services for the Blind or the manor can be sent to the funeral home. 1219 N Main St. Hutchinson 67501.

Chase County Leader-News, Cottonwood Falls, Kans. Jan 17 2002,

Spence, James B.

James B. Spence, 74, died Jan 6, 2002. He was born in 1928, the son of Charles and Carrie Spence. He served in the Army from 1945 - 1947. He is survived by a sister, Phyllis Payne and her husband, Bud, of Nampa, Idaho; a brother, Herschel Spence and wife, Peggy, of Show Lo, Ariz.; sister in law, Laura Mae Spence of Cottonwood Falls, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and four sisters. He was buried in National Cemetery in West Carolton, Ohio.

Chase County Leader-News, Cottonwood Falls, Kans., Jan. 17, 2002

Stair, Carol P

Carol Paul "C P" Stair, 96, of Emporia died Feb 8, 2002, at the Vintage Manor. Mr Stair was the owner and operator of the C P Food Market in Emporia, in the 1940 and 1950s, was a former supervisor for the Works Progress Administration and for Jones Construction Company and was an owner and operator of A & W Root Beer in Pittsburg. Carol Paul Stair, the son of Joseph Leroy and Lawrence Anna Blum Stair, was born Jul 11, 1905 at Emporia. He attended Emporia schools. He married Bernice Nichols on Oct 31, 1925 at Cottonwood Falls. She died Dec 7, 1991. Mr Stair was a member of the Victory Fellowship Foursquare Church. He is survived by a son, Carol "Gene" Stair of Emporia; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Four brothers and two sisters died earlier. The service was Tuesday in the Patio Garden of memorial Lawn Cemetery. The Rev. Roger Scheibe conducted the service. Memorial contributions to the Beta Sigma Phi Heart Fund may be sent to the funeral home, 501 W Sixth Ave., Emporia 66801.

Chase County Leader-News, Cottonwood Falls, Kans. Feb 14, 2002

Starns, Jackie W.

Jackie W. Starns, 69, of Alamo, Texas, formerly of Emporia, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, at Rio Grande Regional Hospital, McAllen, Texas. Jackie W. Starns was born Dec. 17, 1931. In Matfield Green to Cyrus Hugh and Sylvia Starns. He married Anna Carpenter in August 1953. He served in the Korean War in the U S Army was a member of the Christian Church of Medicine Lodge, Post 1980 WFW American Legion # 51, Elks Lodge #357, Neosho Valley Shrine Arab Temple, Nomad Shrine Club, Allmen Temple of Corpus Christy, Scottish Rite Bodies of Wichita and Delta Lodge #77 AF&AM. He retired from Williams Natural Gas Central as a meter technician in 1987. Mr. Starns was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his wife; daughters, Cindy VanRanken of Andover and Jackie Piha of Douglass; his mother, Sylvia Starns of Halstead; brother, Galen Lee Starns of Lyons; sisters, Irene Pierce of Newton and June Brock of Independence, Mo.; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held at Trophey Gardens, Alamo, Texas, on Nov. 13, 2001 and will be held at Cedar Point Community Church, Cedar Point, on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, 10 a.m. Memorials can be made to Shrine Children's Hospital or Cedar Point Community Church and may be sent in care of Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, Emporia. Graveside services will be conducted by Emporia Masonic Lodge #12 AF&Am Cremation has taken place.

Chase County Leader-News, Cottonwood Falls, Kans. Nov 15, 2001

Steen, Esther L.

Esther L Steen, 85, of Osage City died May 19, 2002, at St Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Topeka. Mrs Steen spent her early years in the Reading area before she moved to Osage City.

Esther Willits, the daughter of Louis R. and Minnie Armstrong Willits, was born Aug. 19, 1916, at Reading. She married Alfred H. Steen in 1933 in Cottonwood Falls. He died Nov 02, 1982. Mrs. Steen is survived by two daughters, Phyllis Lawless of Osage City and Rena Irwin of Topeka; two sons, Benjamin D. Steen of Overbrook and Neil A. Steen of Glen Coe, Calif.; a sister; Ethel Theisen of Osage City; three grandsons; and eight great-grandchildren. A grandson died earlier.

The graveside service will be at 2 pm, May 21, 2002 in Reading Cemetery at Reading. Craable Funeral Chapel of Osage City has the arrangments.

Chase County Leader-News, Cottonwood Falls, Kans. May 23, 2002

Stine, Michael James

A funeral Mass for Michael James Stine was held Saturday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Strong City. After the Mass Mr. Stine was cremated. Mr. Stine, 37, who lived in Strong City, died Sept 4, 2001. at Mercy Health Center in Manhattan. He worked for Thomas Transfer in Wichita and Emporia. He was born May 22, 1964, at Emporia, to James W and Sharon Hayes Stine. He served in the Army and was a member of St. Anthony's church.

He is survived by a son, Dillon Stine, a daughter, Amber Stine, both of the home; his mother, Strong City, two brothers, Shawn Stine and Eric Stine, both of Derby, two sisters, Joni Stine of Los Angeles and Terri Stine, Dubree of Derby; and a grandmother, Margaret Hayes of Olpe. His father, both grandfathers, and an infant sister, Staci Lee, died earlier.

A trust fund for his children has been established at the Cottonwood Valley Bank in Strong City. Donations can be sent in care of the Roberts-Blue-Barnett funeral home.

Strome, Helen Short

Former Lyon County resi- dent Helen Short Strome, 83, of Seal Beach, Calif, died Nov. 7, 2002, at Seal Beach, Calif. Survivors in this area include her brother, Bill Short of Cottonwood Falls. Mrs. Strome taught elementary school for 32 years in Delavan, Wilsey, Burdick and in Herington, where she retired in 1981. During World War II, while her husband was in the military, she worked at the Douglas airplane factory in El Segundo, Calif. Helen Short was born in Lyon County and graduated from Toledo Township High School in 1937. She graduated from Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia with bach elor's and master's degrees.

She is survived by her hus band, Lewis Strome; they mar- ried in February 1942. She is also survived by a daughter; a son; two other brothers, Morris Short of Derby and Richard Short of Paxico; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. The memorial service will be Dec. 7 in the Leisure World Community Church at Seal Beach, Calif. Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contribu- tions to the church, 14000 Church Place, Seal Beach, CA 90740 or Odyssey Foundation for Hospice, 7077. Orangewood Ave. Suite 201, arden Grove, CA 92841.

Chase County Leader-News, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, Nov. 28, 2002

Stuber, Paul Lester "Sandy & Ruby Mae Haring

Paul Lester "Sandy" Stuber, 93, of Winfield, died Nov. 17, 2001 from injuries sustained in a Motor vehicle accident near Strother Field, south of Winfield. Ruby Mae Haring Stuber, 90, died Nov 17, 2001 in the same motor vehicle accident. Paul Lester Stuber was born Sept. 7, 1908 on a farm near Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Albert Dekalb and Ada (Mateer) Stuber. He lost both of his parents by age six; he went to Wilmot and lived with his aunt and uncle, J P and Mary Stuber. He attended Summit School and helped on the farm as a youth. Ruby Mae Haring was born Oct. 28, 1911, near Latham to Samuel F and Minta Mae (Sweet) Haring. At an early age, she and her family moved to the Atlanta community. She graduated from Atlanta High School in 1930.

On Oct 29, 1930, the couple married in Winfield. They made their home in Atlanta until 1936. Then they purchased a farm north of Wilmot, where they lived and worked for 57 years, before moving to Winfield in 1993. The couple died together following a motor vehicle accident after 69 years of marriage. Mr and Mrs Stuber were 50 year members of the former Wilmot Christian Church and were currently attending the Atlanta Christian Church.

His survivors include; three nephews, Walter Lewis, Dee Lewis and Alan Lewis all of rural Winfield; three nieces, Katherine Taylor of Douglas, Marjorie Able of Winfield and Patty John of Los Angeles, Calif.; and many other great-nephews and nieces and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mary and Louis; and one brother Philip.

Her survivors include; one nephew, Stanley S. Haring Jr. of El Dorado; three nieces; Marion Weaver of Cottonwood Falls, Dorothy Glass of Benton and Doris Haskell of ElDorado; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Stanley S Haring and Harold Haring.

Funeral services will be Friday, Nov. 23, 2001 at 2 p.m. at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. Interment will follow at the Wilmot Cemetery. Memorials have been established in Mr. and Mrs. Stuber's name for the Atlanta Christian Church and for the charity of the donor's choice. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.

Chase County Leader-news, Cottonwood Falls, Kan., Nov. 22, 2001

Sutton, Francis Eugene

Former Emporian Francis Eugene Sutton, 75, of Spearman, Texas, died Nov. 22, 2002, at a San Antonio, Texas, hospital of injuries suffered in an accident. Mr. Sutton was struck by a motorcycle while crossing a road in Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Sutton was employed by Panhandle Eastern Pipeline for 35 years and worked at Olpe and several towns in Oklahoma and Texas. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. Francis Eugene Sutton, the son of Joseph and Genevieve Sutton, was born June 11, 1927, in Hartford. He attended Emporia public schools. His wife, the former Beverly Main, died April 29, 2001.

Mr. Sutton was a member of the First Baptist Church in Canadian, Texas. He is survived by a brother, Milo Sutton of Hermosa Beach, Calif.; two daughters, Linda Folley of Canadian and Rhonda Short of Amarillo, Texas; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. The memorial service was held Nov. 26 in the First Baptist Church at Spearman. Inurnment was in Hanford Cemetery at Spearman. Memorial contributions'can be sent to YMCA Camp Wood, Route, 1, Elmdale, KS 66850.

Chase County Leader-News, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, Dec 19, 2002,

Swift, Francis E.

The funeral service for former Chase County resident Francis E. Swift, 59, was April 19,2002, at Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home in Cottonwood Falls. Mr. Swift was cremated; inurnment will be at a later date in Matfield Green Cemetery. Mr. Swift died suddenly on April 16, 2002, at his home in Topeka. He owned and operated C & F Flea Market & Antiques. Francis Eugene Swift was born June 14, 1942, at Strong City, the son of William and Anna Ruth Granger Swift. He married Clara Treadway on Nov. 20, 1965, in Little Rock, Ark. She survives. He is also survived by three sons, Bryan Sullivan of Emporia, Clyde Sullivan of Gardner and Francis Swift Jr. of Blue Springs, Mo.; three daughters, Robbie Sullivan and Terry Swift, both of Topeka and Phyllis Gregerson of Grand Meadow, Minn.; a brother, Harry Swift of Newton; 28 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A sister, Virginia Perkins and two brothers, Donald Swift and Jim Swift, died earlier. Memorial contributions in his name to the Matfield Community Church can be sent in care of the funeral home.

Chase County Leader-News, Cottonwood Falls, Kans. April 25, 2002

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