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Obituaries and death notices, especially those written years ago, are not just a valuable source of names, dates and places for a genealogist. Grouped together as they are here they become an intimate social history of a community, written by journalists who usually knew the deceased and their families.

Some are tributes to pioneers, patriarchs, pastors and parents whose life stories are the history of
Graham County. Others are tender remembrances of children, women who died in childbirth or those struck down by disease, unfortuante accidents or natural disasters. There are stories honoring the supreme acts of sacrifice of local young men and women who died overseas in distant wars as well as reports of sensational crimes that live on in story for generations.

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GRAHAM COUNTY OBITUARIES

 

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Note....... Permission has been given by The Hill City Times to put recent Graham County obituaries
from that newspaper up online on
Graham County KSGenWeb


ALBERTSON, Amelia
The Hill City Times -- Hill City, October 11, 2000
Amelia ALBERTSON, 101 years of age, died Thursday, September 7, 2000, at Dawson Place Nursing Home in Hill City, Kansas. She was born
March 15, 1899, in rural Graham County, Kansas, to John Peter and Katherine Margaret MICHAELIS, both of Volga German heritage. She attended elementary school at Spring Lake Rural School, near her home. She attended and graduated from Hill City High School in 1919. This was followed by completion of Normal Training for Teachers at Fort Hays in the summer of 1919.

She immediately began her teaching career at
Millbrook School, where she taught for 3 years. She also taught for 2 years at Sunrise School, and was called upon to teach 2 years at Glendale School during World War II. Amelia married Henry C. ALBERTSON on April 16, 1921. They had celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary, as well as their sixtieth anniversary. He died on October 17, 1983.

She was a member of the Hill City United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, the UMW Quilting Group, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Research Club, and was a former member of E.H.U.Amelia had many interests, among which were her love of reading, cooking, baking cookies, making watermelon pickles and choke cherry jelly, baking homemade bread and rolls, and most of all, enjoying all the time possible with any or all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include a son, Curtis, of Tucson, Arizona, his wife, Janet, and their children: Bruce and his wife, Terry; Laura and her husband Mike, and their children, Casey, Mitchell and Mica; and Brent and his wife, Margaret, and their son, Brian; and a daughter, Carol TREXLER of Hill City, Kansas, and her husband, Allen, and their children, Brad and his wife, Kim, and their daughters, Meredith and Brittney; and Lynn BRUTON of Norton and her husband, Ty, and their children Gabriel and Keali.

The funeral service was held on
Wednesday, September 13, 2000, at the Spencer Chapel in Hill City, Kansas. Internment was at Prairie Home Cemetery, rural Graham County, Kansas.

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Susie May Elizabeth (McCOY) ANDERSON
The Hill City Times --
5 October 2005

Susie May Elizabeth (McCOY)
ANDERSON was born November 10, 1907 to Matthias and Dora (GUFFEY) Mccoy at their rural farm home south of Penokee. Susie married Robert (Bob) John ANDERSON , on September 2, 1931 at WaKeeney, Kansas and spent the rest of her life on the Anderson farm homestead north of Morland. She died on September 30, 2005 at the age of 97 years.

Susie was a homemaker and farm wife and took great pride in taking care of her family. She was famous with her family for her homemade starter bread and cinnamon rolls, which she baked every week for over 70 years. Susie was a long-time member of the order of Eastern Star and received her 50-year pin on November 21, 1996. In later years, she was an active member of the Morland quilting group. Susie also loved to tat and crochet and was able to make many handmade items in her lifetime, which she enjoyed sharing with her family members, friends, and church. She was a very active person and enjoyed walking every day at least one mile. Bob and Susie enjoyed many years of bowling with family and friends and were awarded the Presidential Sports Award. She was also well-known in her family for always being the first one out of the house to tend the windmill or to put in a stray cow when they got out.

She is survived by one son, Allan, and his wife, Carol; one brother-in-law, Everett ANDERSON; two granddaughters, Teresa WASINGER and her husband, Don, and Rhonda GODDARD and her husband, John; five great grandsons, James ROY, Rick Austin ROY, Cody ROY, Lucas GODDARD and Cordell GODDARD, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends .

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; four sisters; and four brothers.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 4, 2005, at Steinmetz Funeral Home in Hill City. Interment was in South Star Cemetery, rural Graham County.

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BALLOU, Jennifer Diane (Freda DESBIEN)
The Hill City Times -- Hill City, May 24, 2000
Jennifer Diane (Freda Desbien) Ballou, age 62, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at the St. Anthony Campus of the Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas. The daughter of Charlotte (GRANT) and the late Claude DESBIEN, she was born on
October 31, 1937, in rural Palco, Kansas.
She was a secondary school teacher and had lived in Colorado for many years before moving back to Palco in May, 2000

Jennifer was preceded in death by her father, Claude.
She is survived by her mother, Charlotte DESBIEN, of Palco; a son, Lieutenant Commander Michael E. PURCELL, United States Navy, and his wife, Dierdre, Chesapeake, Virginia; two brothers, Don DESBIEN of Palco, KS, and Larry DESBIEN of Ponca City, Oklahoma; two sisters, Mary KNOLL of Palco, KS, and Carol O'SHEA of West Milford, New Jersey; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 19, 2000, at the St. Joseph Catholic church, Damar, Kansas. Officiating were Father Donald McCarthy and Father Bill Kilian. Burial was in
Pleasant View Cemetery, Palco, Kansas.

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BASHFORD, Vern D.
Hill City Times -- Hill City, September 20, 2000
Vern D. BASHFORD, 81, died Monday, September 11, 2000, at Thornton Place in Topeka, Kansas. He was born
July 11, 1919 to Chet and May (GNAGY) BASHFORD. He attended grade school across the road from his parents' farmstead, north of Morland, and he graduated from Morland High School in 1938. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II. On October 12, 1943, he married LaVone DUNNING of Hill City.

Vern farmed north of Morland for forty years and later worked at Farmers Lumber Company, Inc. in Hill City,
Kansas. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Morland, a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a member of the Quinter Castle Rock Tumbleweeds and several other square dance clubs. He had been a 4-H leader, church board member, former Goshen School District Board Member, and had been on the Graham County Fair Board at one time.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Jerilyn GARRISON, and her husband, Jim, of LaCrescenta, California, and Eileen BASHFORD, M.D., of Kansas City, Missouri; and three sons, Dave, and his wife, Jane, of Richfield, Kansas; Alan and his fiancee, Pam HARRISON, of Wichita, Kansas; and Kelly of Knoxville, Tennessee.

Also surviving are seven grandchildren; Rebecca HANNA and husband, Cole, of Richfield, Kansas; David BASHFORD and his wife, Crystal, of Richfield, Kansas; Tabetha SMITH and her husband, Mike, of Norton, Kansas; Timothy BASHFORD and wife, Angela, of San Diego, California; and Kris, Kirt and Koty BASHFORD of Knoxville, Tennessee; six great-grandchildren: Nicole HANNA of Hugoton, Kansas; Kara OWENS, McKenzie and Jayden Eileen HANNA, and Preston BASHFORD of Richfield, Kansas; and one great-great-grandchild, Nickolas James GOLD of Hugoton, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Annette.

Funeral services were
Friday, September 15, 2000, at 2:00 p.m. at the Morland United Methodist Church, Morland, Kansas, with Pastors Mehl CRUIT and Terry ALLISON officiating. Burial was in Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Hill City, Kansas, with memorials suggested to the Morland United Methodist Church or the donor's choice.

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BATES, Ada Cornelia
The Hays Dailey News -- 6/25/2002

NICODEMUS—Ada Cornelia Bates, 92, died Thursday, June 20, 2002, at Dawson Place Nursing Home, Hill City. She was born
Aug. 2, 1909, in rural Nicodemus to Neil Cornelius & Anna (Burnside) Williams-Jackson. She married Alvin T. Bates on Oct. 11, 1928, in Stockton, Ks. He died Nov. 9, 1986. She was a homemaker & lifetime area resident. She was a member of the first Missionary Baptist Church, Nicodemus.

Survivors include two sons, Theodore Franklin Bernard & Perry Delano, two daughters, Glorietta Alvena Alexander & Billie Celestine Brodgen, a brother, Gordon Williams, a sister, Hilda Hunt, 16 grandchildren 16 great grand children, & five great-great –grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister & two brothers. Services will be at
10 a.m. Tuesday at Spencer-Stinemetz Funeral Chapel, Hill City, with the Revs. Gene Williams & Chester Williams Sr. ; burial in Mt. Olive Cemetery, rural Bouge. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University.

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Charlesetta Bates
Hays Daily News -- 8/31/2005

Charlesetta Bates, 76, Nicodemus, died
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005, at her home. She was born April 21, 1929, in Nicodemus to Charles & Elizabeth Emily (Risby) Williams. Survivors include her husband, of the home, a son, James E. Bates, four daughters, Pauline Jackson, Cheryl Jones, Angela Bates, & Priscilla Bates, a brother, Chester A. Williams Sr., 13 grandchildren, & 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Clint Bates.
Services will be at
10:00a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church Nicodemus, burial in Mount Olive Cemetery, Bouge. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. at Stinemetz Funeral Home, Hill City, & from 9 a.m. to service time Saturday at church.

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BELLEAU, Marilda
The Hill City Times --
Hill City, August 30, 2000
Marilda BELLEAU was born,
January 17, 1903, at Damar, Kansas, to Joe and Delia (ST. PETER) BRIN. She passed away on Monday, August 28, 2000. at the Hays Medical Center, St. Anthony Campus, Hays, Kansas, at the age of 97 years, seven months, and eleven days. On February 22, 1925, she was united in marriage with William J. BELLEAU in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Damar, Kansas. He passed away in 1970.

A longtime area resident and homemaker, Marilda was a resident of Sealye House in
Hill City for one year and eight months. She loved to play bridge, to read, and to crochet. Marilda was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic church in Hill City. She was also a member of the Altar Society and a member of the bridge club.

Survivors include: two daughters, Alvena WEBB of
Scottsdale, Arizona and Ida BERNATT of Landcaster, California; one son, Nels BELLEAU of Hill City; a sister, Olive Marcotte, Hays; eight grandsons and one granddaughter; eleven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Marilda will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends for many years to come.

A wake service is planned for
7:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 30, 2000, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Hill City. Funeral services will also be held at the local church and are planned for 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 31, 2000. Officiating are Father Don MCCARTHY and Father Bill KILIAN. Memorials are suggested to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hill City.

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BIRD, John
Hill City New Era, Hill City, Graham County, Kansas -- Thursday, September 3, 1908
We learn just as we go to press that John BIRD died last night. He had been having heart trouble for some time and it is thought that this trouble caused his death. He was at the home of Mr. WORCHESTER, his son-in-law, when the end came. Mr. BRID was one of the old timers of the country, a man who enjoyed the friendship, honor and esteem of all.
Hill City New Era, Hill City, Graham County, Kansas -- Thursday, September 10, 1908
"In Memroriam"... John Bird, born near Millersburg, Ohio, April 9th, 1836, died September 2nd, 1908, of heart failure in his 73rd year. Mr. BIRD resided in Ohio until about the time of his majority when in the year 1858 he moved west to DeKalb County,
Missouri. One year later he was united in marriage to Miss Rachel PRITCHARD. To this union came seven children all of whom, save one son, are still living. In 1862 the deceased enlisted in the union cause, becoming a member of the 1st Mo. Cavalry, M. S. M. and saw three years of service, during this time, by reason of the hardships and exposure incidental to a soldiers life, he lost his health and it was never more than partially regained. Mr. BIRD was one of those who did all in their power to protect the ill fated town of Lawrence at the time of the Quantrell raid. In the year 1879 Mr. BIRD came to Graham County and has since resided here. He was a sincere and consistent member of the Christian church.

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BROOKS, Mrs. Ross (Margaret Oakie CLUBB)
The Morland Monitor, Morland, Graham County, Kansas -- Thursday April 24, 1952
t's hard for surviving relatives and friends to find the silver lining to the cloud of gloom which enveloped the entire town and community when it was learned Oakie BROOKS had passed to the "Great Beyond." Margaret Oakie CLUBB, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram CLUBB was born September 22, 1889 in Graham County and departed this life Friday, April 18, 1952 at the age of 62 years, 6 months and 26 days.

Oakie, as she was familiarly known, had been in failing health for a number of years, yet her sudden and unexpected departure was a great sorrow to her firends and a crushing shock to her husband and relatives.Oakie was reared on the western plains of Kansas and was of the pioneer stock. She received her education in the schools of Graham county. Being musically inclined she attended
Bethany College at Lindsburg, Kansas, to further develop her musical talent.

She was married to Ross BROOKS
December 29, 1917 at the Methodist Parsonage in Morland, Kansas when Ross was in the service at Little Rock, Arkansas, Oakie was with him there. When 14 years old she began as a clerk in the G. W. Stober store in Morland. Her husband being engaged in the General Mercantile Business in Morland. Oakie was well qualified to be his helpful companion, working side by side with him down through the eventful years of their married life, assuming with him the responsibilities of their business.

Ross and Oakie endured the hardships of pioneers, walking down the pathway of life during the years of adversity and in days of plenty with Oakie's artistic talent. They developed a beautiful home in Morland. Having no children of thier own they expressed a parental love to their nephews and nieces. They provided a home for their nephew William LIBHART while he attended school in Morland and when her little nephew John Ross LIBHART suffered the loss of his hand, Oakie was so distressed she never fully recovered from the shock.

Mrs. Nancy CLUBB, Oakie's mother, being an invalid for many years, was cared for in the home by Ross and Oakie. All these acts of kindness were expressions of generosity and love -- She has been a loving wife, dutiful daughter, a devoted sister and aunt and a true frield.

While visiting relatives in
Kentucky, she united with the Berea Christian Church near Bethelem, Kentucky in 1910. Oakie's great grandfather donated the ground and built and maintained this church. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star of Morland Kansas.
Oakie was serious minded, modest in manner, fundamental in principal, cautious in conduct and clean in character. One of her strongest characteristics was to always speak well of others. Sherefrained from gossip, abuse and sarcasm. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband Ross of the home, one sister, Mrs. Sophronia LIBHART of Ft. Lupton, Colorado, one brother Lamar CLUBB of Zurick, Kansas, four nephews, two nieces, 8 grand nephews, seven grand nieces, two great grand nephews and a wide circle of friends.

Her father and mother and 4 brothers preceded her in death. Funeral services were held in the Methodist church in
Morland, Kansas, Monday afternoon, April 21, 1952, conducted by Rev. Copley. The quartette composed of Mrs. Edna TEBO, Mrs. Catherine TABER, Mrs. Ardith GOODROW and Mrs. Charlene ANDERSON, sang these beautiful hymns "Precious Jewels, Whispering Hope and Beyond the Sunset." Mrs. John Born was pianist. The church was filled with old time friends and neighbors who had gathered to pay their last sad tribute and respect to this beloved friend.

The pall bearers were G. B. HARRELL, C. D. HEDGE, T. L. SMITH, J. F. LUDLOW, O. F. HUNSICKER and Roy BAIRD. At the close of the service, the impressive funeral ceremony of the Order of the Eastern Star was given. A large concourse of friends and nieghbors followed the remains to their last resting place in the family plot in the
Hill City cemetery.

Relatives who came from a distance for Mrs. Oakie BROOK's funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Clarence LIBHART, Mr. and Mrs. Laverne LIBHART, Mrs. Vivian JEUNEHOMME all of Fort Lupton, Colorado, Mrs. and Mrs. Clair LIBHART and Richard of Pueblo, Colorado, Mr. and Mrs. Milton CLUBB of Denver, Colorado, Mrs. Ada EUTSLER of Topeka, Lamar CLUBB of Zurich and Ada CLUBB of Hoxie.

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BUFFINGTON, Susan A.
-- Hill City Republican, Wednesday, January 6, 1892
Died... at her home in
Hill City, Friday morning January 1st at one o'clock a.m., Mrs. Susan A. BUFFINGTON, age 46. Mrs. BUFFINGTON leaves a husband and four children to mourn her untimely departure two sons and two daughters; her maiden name was PETTET [compiler's note: Check the article right after this obituary]. She was raised in Marshall County, Illinois, married to Abraham BUFFINGTON, October 16, 1864, moved to eastern Kansas in 1870, and moved to Graham County in the spring of '87..... Rev. S. Atkins preached the funeral. The pall bearers were M. CARNEY, Chas SHELDON, J. E. McCARTY, J. M. ROBERTS, Ed WILCOX, and J. W. COLES. C. W. LIGHTFOOT, undertaker

Article within the same issue on Local events:
A. H. PETTIE of
Sterling, Colorado, accompanied by his aged mother, arrived in Hill City Saturday morning to pay their last respects to their sister and daughter, Mrs. BUFFINGTON. They returned home Monday evening via the Union Pacific. [Note the different spellings: PETTET and PETTIE]

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CAIN, Sarah Mable SMITH
The Hill City Republican -- September 14, 1916
Sarah Mable SMITH was born August 15, 1833, in Morgan County, Ohio, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas STUCK, at Lucerne, Kansas, September 3, 1916, aged 83 years, 19 days. She united with the Methodist Episcopal Church,
August 10, 1844, and always lived a consistent Christian life. She was married to Lawrence B. CAIN February 13, 1851. To this union seven children were born, four having died in infancy. Those who survive are: Jobe P. CAIN of Morland, Kansas; Mrs. Thomas STUCK, Lucerne, Kansas; and Mrs. Nora R. WEDLOCK of Lincoln, Nebraska. She also leaves ten grandchildren, two brothers, Daniel W. SMITH of Morland, Kansas, and Thomas H. SMITH of Kensington, Kansas.
This a summary of the full obituary

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CLUBB, Mrs. Nancy
[Morland Monitor?], Morland, Graham County, Kansas, Thursday, December 27, 1928
Nancy ADAMS was born at Franklinton, Henry county, Kentucky, December 19th, 1856, and departed this life December 16, 1928, aged 72 years, 11 months and 27 days. At the age of fourteen she united with the Baptist church at
Franklinton, Kentucky where she has retained her membership all through the years.

She was married to Hiram S. CLUBB on December 2, 1872. To this union was born 7 children, Henry, William Flury, Sophronia, Lamar, Oakie, Elzy and Merril [Merrell]. In February 1879 Mr. and Mrs. CLUBB came to Graham county,
Kansas, and settled in Hill City. In May of that year William Flury died, his being the first body placed in the Hill City cemetery.

During their residence in
Hill City they ran a store, later selling out, and moving to Gettysburg, where they again engaged in the merchantile business. Mrs. CLUBB saw the lively times incident to the founding of the county seat at Hill City. She went through all the hardships of Graham county pioneer life.

In 1899 death again entered this family, taking Henry, Elzy, and Merrell. In 1907 Mr. CLUBB departed this life, leaving this mother and three children to carry on the farming 5 1/2 mile northeast of Morland. In the fall of 1913 she moved to Morland where she has lived ever since. In 1922 she took sick with influenza which left her in bad health, later becoming an invalid, confined to her home and chair for six years. Though suffering more than anyone knew, she never complained and everything was for the best with her. She was a woman of sterling qualities and a true Christian character.

She leaves to mourn her departure, two daughters, Mrs. Sophronia LIBHART of Formoso, Kansas, Mrs. Okie BROOKS, of Morland, Kansas and one some, Lamar CLUBB of Penokee, Kansas, one sister and brother of Bethlehem, Kentucky, five grandchildren, William, LaVerne, Clair and Vivian LIBHART, and Mildred CLUBB.

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COKELEY, Glenn "Moon"
The Hill City Times -- Hill City, January 5, 2000
Glenn "Moon" COKELEY, 72, of Hill City passed away Thursday, December 30, 1999 at the Graham County Hospital in Hill City. He was born
December 16, 1927 at Gridley, Kansas, the son of Clarence Nelson ad Hazel Irene (POVENMIRE) COKELEY, Sr.

Moon was a heavy equipment operator and a longtime
Hill City resident. He married Pearl Walters HUGHLEY on May 2, 1963. She died on March 4, 1992. Mr. COKELEY was also preceded in death by his father; his wife; one sister; one brother; his step-son-in-law; and one step-grandson.

He is survived by his mother, Hazel I. COKELEY of Palco, Kansas; a step-daughter, Joan HUTTON of Hill City; two brothers, Clarence "Nut" COKELEY, Jr. of Liberal and Ronald COKELEY of Hill City; three sisters Illa BALTHAZOR, Palco, Charlene MCBRIDE of Austin, Texas, and Jo Ann PHILLIPS of WaKeeney; seven step-grandchildren and a host of step-great- and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at
11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 4, 2000 at Spencer Chapel of Hill City with Howard Guidry officiating. Burial was in Pleasant View Cemetery, Palco; and memorials were suggested to the Graham County Hospital.

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JOSEPH CONYAC
ROOKS COUNTY RECORD -- MARCH 1949

JOSEPH CONYAC Joseph Conyac was born in
Canada on October 29, 1857, and departed this life March 8, 1949, at Stockton, Kansas, at the age of 91 years, 4 months and 9 days. At the age of seven years, he moved with his parents, two brothers and four sisters to Irwin, Illinois. On January 2, 1881, he was united in marriage to Marie Clementine Newell. To this union eleven children were born. Three preceded him in death, two sons Emile and Eddie, and a daughter, Mrs. Eddie Baker. In 1886, he and his family moved to Kansas where they lived on a farm in Graham County. In June 1911, his wife passed away.

In 1917, he married Julia LaValley and in 1919 they moved to
Marshall, Minnesota, where he made his home until December 1948, when his health failed. He moved to Kansas to be with his children.

He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, Mrs. Julia Conyac; three sons, Isadore, of Damar; George, of Stockton; and William, of Marshall, Minn.; five daughters, Mrs. Anthony Desbien, of Damar; Mrs. Phil Desmarteau, of Stockton; Mrs. Wm. Pagan, of Jewell; Mrs. Ed Price, of Bolivar, Mo.; and Mrs. Harlan Barmore, of St. Louis, Mo.; one sister, Mrs. Carrie Calkin, of Illinois; 36 grandchildren; 59 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; also a host of other realatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at the
St. Joseph's church in Damar Wednesday, March 10, at nine a. m. and he was laid to rest in St. Joseph Cemetery at Damar.

Submitted by Dean S. Nielsen

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DAVIS, Albert
HAYS DAILEY NEWS
Albert Davis, 92, died
September 11, 2002 at Dawson Place in Hill City, Ks. He was born James Albert Arthur Quinn on May 6, 1910 in Chicago, Illinois. He spent his first 18 months of his life in the Chicago Fondling Home. He was adopted in November of 1912 by Fremont Alton & Lizzie Matilda (McCarrel) Davis. His father was a free Methodist minister & rode the circuit while the family lived in various small towns in southern Nebraska & northern Kansas. Later they moved back to Graham Township near Hill City, Kansas, where his father farmed the land his mother had homesteaded in 1881. Albert attended the Silver Creek County School through 8th grade. Up on his father’s death in 1926, he took over the farm northwest of Hill City. His mother died in 1931.

On
March 8, 1930, Albert married Margaret Katherine Rhor in WaKeeney, Kansas. To this union were born two sons: James Lavern Davis & Cleon Matthew Davis. In 1947 the family moved to a home in Hill City, on Third Avenue. In 1980, Albert & Margaret celebrated a 50th. Wedding anniversary. Albert retired from farming in the early 1980’s. Margaret Davis preceded him in death on September 12, 1980. On February 15, 1986, Albert married Vera (Daniels) Fabricius, Longtime neighbor & family friend. They lived in their home on Tenth Avenue in Hill City until June 2002, when they became residents at Dawson Place.

Albert was a faithful member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic
Church of Hill City & was one of a group who formed the first parish. In 2002, he received the the Outstanding Catholic Award. Albert was a charter member of Hill City Knights of Columbus #5631, given Honorary Life Membership, & was a 4th. Degree Knight. He was a member of the Hill City Elks Lodge No. 1995 & a Life Member of the FFA Alumni. Albert was a successful farmer & stockman, raising some of the first Charolais cattle in the county. He received the Graham County Conservation Award in 1952. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Margaret; his son, Cleon; & daughter-in-law Lois Davis of Hoxie; 9 grandchildren; other relatives; & friends.

A rosary service was held on Sunday, September 16, 2002, at 7:30 p.m. & a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, September 16, 2002, at 10:00 a.m. in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Hill City. Father Bill Kilian, Msgr. Clement Kruse & Father James Grennan Concelebrated the Mass with Rev. Howard Guidry & Rev. Sam [missing a few words at the end on my copy of obituary]

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EICHMAN, Herman
The Hill City Times -- Hill City, February 2, 2000
Funeral services for Herman EICHMAN, age 79, of Palco, were at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 1, 2000, at the Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel in Plainville with Reverend Randy HARRELL officiating. Mr. EICHMAN passed away Saturday, January 29, 2000 at the Hays Medical Center, St. Anthony Campus, in Hays,
Kansas.

He was born
August 7, 1920 in Damar, Kansas, the son of Fred and Ethel (HEDGE) EICHMAN. He was a graduate of Palco High School and attended Ft. Hays State University. Mr. EICHMAN was a pumper for OKMAR Oil Company for many years, retiring in 1985. He was a W.W.II Army veteran. Mr. EICHMAN was a member of the American Legion in Hill City, the VFW in Plainville, and a lifelong member of the 12th Armored Division.

On
August 6, 1950, he married Alberta ACHESON in WaKeeney. She passed away September 14, 1974. Other survivors include two daughters, Joyce EICHMAN of Plainville and Linda HOLLIDAY of Hays; two sons, Harold EICHMAN of Speed and Ivan EICHMAN of Palco; two brothers, Cleo EICHMAN of Palco and Clarence EICHMAN of Damar; sisters, Lila BALDWIN of Zurich, Ellenora MEYER of Palco, Betty Jean Kay of Beaverton, Oregon; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Virgil and Lawrence EICHMAN; and two sisters, Iola EICHMAN and Beulah TURNER; and a great-grandchild.

Burial was in the
Pleasant View Cemetery, rural Palco, with arrangements by Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the Rooks County Nursing Home in Plainville and may be sent in care of the chapel.

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FRANZ, Mayme Ethel
The Hill City Times -- Hill City, September 27, 2000
Mayme
Ethel FRANZ, 90, passed away on
Monday, September 18, 2000, at the Dawson Place Nursing Home in Hill City, Kansas.
Mayme was born on
July 19, 1910, at Plato, Missouri, the daughter of Jacob Calvin and Melissa Viola (BURRIS) HUTSELL. A homemaker, she was a longtime area resident. Mayme married William M. FRANZ on August 19, 1927 in Shidler, Oklahoma. He died in 1971. Mrs. FRANZ was a member of the Hill City First Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include a son, George W. FRANZ, Littleton, Colorado; two daughters, Dorothy GOFFINSKI and Melissa Jane SCOTT, both of Hill City; twenty-three grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. FRANZ was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four brothers, four sisters, three children; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on
Thursday, September 21, 2000, at 1:00 p.m. at the Spencer Chapel in Hill City, Kansas with Pastor Steve FULKS officiating. Burial was on Friday, September 22, 2000 in the Littleton Cemetery in Littleton, Colorado.

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FULLER, Peggy L.
The Hill City Times -- Hill City, December 8, 1999
Peggy L. FULLER of Strong City, Kansas died suddenly on Monday, November 29, 1999, at Morris County Hospital, Council Grove. Funeral services were held on
Saturday, December 4, 1999, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, Cottonwood Falls. The Rev. Rick Smith officiated.
Ms. Fuller was cremated and a memorial, graveside service was held at Mount Olive Cemetery, Bogue, at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 6, 1999

Peggy Lee HENDERSON, the daughter of A.J. and Ethel NEVINS HENDERSON, was born September 20, 1959, at Hill City, Kansas. She married Eulious FULLER in 1976 at
Hill City. They were divorced.
Peggy was a Certified Nurse's Aide for many years. She was employed at
Holiday Resort & Rehabilitation Center at Emporia. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cottonwood Falls.

She is survived by a son, Isaiah FULLER-CONWAY of the home; one daughter, Patricia ROBINSON of
Aurora, Colorado; two brothers, Charles NEVINS of Strong City and Verland (Bubba) HENDERSON of Cottonwood Falls; and three grand-children.
Memorials to the Isaiah FULLER-CONWAY Education Fund may be sent in care of the funeral home, 201 Cherry,
P.O. Box 220, cottonwood Falls, KS 66845

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GODDARD, Neal
Hill City New Era -- Hill City, Thursday, September 10, 1908
In
Colorado, Saturday last, Neal GODDARD. Mr. GODDARD had been ailing for a long time and this summer was taken to the mountains with the hope that a change of climate might help him. He grew worse and was being brought back when his demise occured. A wife and two young children are left. Burial took place Sunday.
The Hill City New Era -- Hill City, Thursday, September 10, 1908
Died: Friday morning September 4th, 1908, C. H. GODDARD, age 35 years, 2 months and 4 days. At Burlington, Colorado, where he had gone last June, in hopes of benefitting his health, having been a sufferer from that dread disease, consumption, for several months. But to no avail as he steadily seclined til he fell asleep as peacefully as a tired child on his mother's arm, to sleep til the resurrection morning. The body was brought back to Morland Saturday morning, accompanied by the stricken wife and his brother, Eddie. Sunday afternoon Rev. HARPER delivered a comforting and touching sermon at the deceased's residence and a very large concourse of sympathizing friends followed the remains to the place of interment in the
Anderson Cemetery. The relatives, wife and children, mother, brothers and sisters have the sypathy of a large circle of friends in this sad hour of bereavement. The deceased was one of those men, that possessed those sterling virtues that endered him to all with whom he came in contact, in the daily walks of life being generous to a fault, quick to extend a helping had, where needed and a kindly smile and pleasant word for all. A model husband and father, and a dutiful son. During his illness he seemed to envince no thought for himself, but was deeply concerned for the young wife and two babies, a little girl of 3 and a little boy of one...

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GORDON, James Oscar "Jamie"
The Hill City Times -- Hill City, February 9, 2000
James Oscar "Jamie" Gordon, 49, died Wednesday, February 2, 2000, as a result of a one-vehicle accident north of Ellis, Kansas.

A Palco resident, Jamie was born
June 1, 1950 in Rose Bud, Arkansas. His birth parents were Benjamin Franklin and Disie (MALLONEE) McCARROLL; and he was lovingly adopted into the home of James Laverne and Carolyn (BROWN) GORDON, when he was eight years of age.

A longtime area resident, he was a Pizza Hut manager and a member of the
Red Line Church of God.
Jamie was preceded in death by his birth father, Benjamin Franklin McCARROLL; his brother, Robert McCARROLL; and his grandparents, Marvin and Elsie GORDON, Ellen GRINDLE, and Carrie MALLONEE.

Survivors include two sons, Justin and David, Newark, Delaware; a daughter, Jennifer GORDON, Philadelphia; his father, James GORDON, and wife, Shirley, Wakeeney; his mother, Carolyn GRINDLE, and husband, Max, Bogue; his birth mother, Disie McCARROLL, in Arkansas; his grandparents, Oscar and Alberta BROWN of Mesa, Arizona; three brothers, Philip and Richard McCARROLL, Rose Bud, Arkansas, and David GORDON, Mulvane; a step-brother, Terry GRINDLE, Hill City; five sisters, Brenda HENSLEY, Kingston, Missouri, Rhonda ERDMAN, Morrison, Colorado, Helen ARNOLD of Bates City, Missouri, and Pat DOWIS and Barbara COLE, both of Palco; and a step-sister, Susan ROME of Hays.
Also surviving are twelve nephews, fifteen nieces, two great-nieces, and three great-nephews.

Funeral services were held at
2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 5, 2000 at the Red Line Church of God in rural Palco, Kansas. Officiating were Rev. Dwite Brown, Rev. Paul Ninemire, and Leroy Walz. Burial was in the Morlan Township Cemetery, rural Palco; and memorials were suggested to the Red Line Church of God. Arrangements were by Spencer Chapel of Hill City.

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GRIFFIE, La Verne M.
The Hays Dailey News --
4/24/2003

AURORA, COLO. – La Verne M. Griffie, 96, formerly of Hill City, died Friday, April 18, 2003, at Aurora Care Center. She was born April 29, 1906, in Nicodemus, [Kansas], to William & Anna (Wallace) Buckner. She married Alvester B. Griffie on Nov. 2, 1927, in WaKeeney. He died March 25, 1972. She was a homemaker. Survivors include four sons, Richard, Lyle, Charles & Howard, three daughters, Arnetta Nevins, Alpha Sango & Constance Woods, a sister, Eva VanDuvall, 35 grandchildren, & 15 great grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Spencer-Stinemetz Chapel, Hill City; burial in the Mount Olive Cemetery, rural Bouge, [ Ks.] Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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HALL, Chris
The Hill City New Era --
Hill City, Thursday, September 17, 1908
"Killed by His Own Gun"... On last Saturday at
noon Chris HALL, a colored man living north of Nicodemus, was instantly killed by the accidental discharge of a gun which he was carrying. The muzzle of the gun was close to his face and the and the force of the explosion tore off of the entire front part of his head. HALL and a young man, HALL's son, had started for town in a farm wagon and HALL was carrying the gun between his knees, the stock of the gun resting upon the floor of the wagon bed. And while they were yet close to their the home the gun in some way was discharged with the fatal results mentioned.

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HARRIS, Arlie Elwood Jr.
The
Hill City Times -- Hill City, October 11, 2000
Arlie Elwood HARRIS, Jr., passed away
Tuesday, October 3, 2000. 70 years of age, he was born on April 11, 1930 in Penokee, Graham County, Kansas, to Arlie Elwood HARRIS, Sr. and Eva J. NORDICK. A retired plumber with Unified School District No. 305 in Salina, he had made his home in Wichita. Funeral services included a Rosary on Wednesday, October 4, 2000 and a Funeral Mass on Thursday, October 5, 2000, both at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Wichita.

Arlie is survived by his wife, Dolores A. HARRIS of the home in Wichita; a son, Ron HARRIS of Newton, Kansas; a daughter, Debra HENNING, Newton, Kansas; three step-sons, Jack DEMARS, Gladewater, Texas, and Dirk WEDDEL and Mark WEDDEL, both of Wichita, Kansas; and a step-daughter, Aleta WEDDELL of Wichita.
Also surviving are six brothers: Kenneth HARRIS, Bogue; Edward HARRIS, Eckhart, Colorado; Robert HARRIS, Scott City, Kansas; Clyde HARRIS, Marysville, Kansas; Carol HARRIS, Elmore, Oklahoma; and Raymond HARRIS, El Dorado, Kansas; and two sisters, Leona SAUER, Schulte, Kansas, and Mary POTTERF, Hill City, Kansas; as well as numerous grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Norma HARRIS; his parents, Arlie Elwood HARRIS, Sr. and Eva NORDICK; a son, Gregory HARRIS; and three brother, Adolph HARRIS, Donald HARRIS, and Claude HARRIS.
Condolences may be emailed to the family via www.cochranmortuary.com, Cochran Mortuary & Crematory,
Wichita, Kansas 67214.

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HYDE, Harry Carl
The Hill City Times -- Hill City, September 27, 2000
Harry Carl HYDE, 74, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2000, at the Geary County Hospital in Junction City, Kansas. He was born
January 16, 1926 in rural Sheridan County, Kansas, the son of Harry E. and Annie Faye (MILLER) HYDE.
A longtime local resident, Carl was a retired truck driver. he had married Ruth SAGER on
April 17, 1951 in Lenora, Kansas, and she survives. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Hill City, Kansas.

Carl is survived by his wife, Ruth, of the home in Hill City; two sons, Carl Eugene HYDE of Hill City and Gary Lee Hyde of Penokee; four daughters, Utanna Mae ASHBAUGH, Hill City; Linda Sue HYDE, Great Bend; Sharon Kaye STUIVE, Wichita; and Charlotte Renee DAVIDSON, Junction City; one brother, Elmer HYDE of Cambridge, Nebraska; and two sisters, Barbara GOFF of Hill City and Katie Marie MANIS of Wichita. Also surviving are fourteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Carl was preceded in death by his parents; and infant brother; and by one daughter, Donna Marie ABROSIER.

Funeral services were held at
1:00 p.m. on Saturday September 23, at Spencer Chapel in Hill City with Rev. Charles CARTER officiating. Burial was in the Morland Cemetery, Morland, kansas, with all arrangements by Spencer Chapel of Hill City. Memorials were suggested by the family to the Dawson Place Activity Fund in Hill City.

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KARNS, Hazel Belle
The Hill City Times -- Hill City, August 30, 2000
Hazel Belle KARNS, 97, passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2000, at Dawson Place Nursing Home in Hill City, Kansas. She was born on
October 29, 1902 at Samouth, Illinois, the daughter of Lycurges and Florence (FINLEY) JONES.
A resident of this area since 1979, she was a retired bookkeeper and homemaker. She married Alfred R. "Barney" KARNS on
July 31, 1921 in Ada, Kansas. He died on September 23, 1983.
Hazel was a member of the Ada Baptist Church, Ada,
Kansas.

Survivors include a son, James L. KARNS of
Plainville, Kansas; and two daughters, LaDonna HENSLEY of Hill City and Sherrill KARNS of Redding, California. Also surviving Mrs. Karns are a brother, Gladwyn JONES of Salina, Kansas; a sister, Gladys GASAWAY of Hill City; eight grandchildren; and eighteen great-grandchildren. Mrs. KARNS was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Roger Max KARNS; one brother; and one sister.

Funeral services were held at
11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 26, 2000, at the Ada Baptist Church, Ada, Kansas, with Pastor Ron WALKER officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Ada, Kansas. Memorials were suggested to Dawson Place Nursing Home in Hill City; and arrangements were by Spencer Chapel of Hill City.

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KENYON, Ivan R.
The Hill City Times -- Hill City, September 27, 2000
Ivan
R. KENYON, 90, passed away on
Sunday, September 24, 2000, at Dawson Place Nursing Home in Hill City, Kansas. He was born March 11, 1910 in rural Graham County, Kansas, the son of Benedict CLAUDSLEY and Belle (BOYS) KENYON. A retired farmer/stockman, Ivan was a lifetime Bogue area resident. He married Delena CONYAC, May 14, 1934, in Damar, Kansas, and she survives.

Ivan was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Damar Knights of Columbus, Men's Service Club of Bogue, Farm Bureau, and a founding member of the Bogue Pinochler Club. He had been a member of the
Bogue School Board.

Ivan is survived by his wife, Delena KENYON, of Hill City; two sons, Gary KENYON of Great Bend, Kansas and Alan KENYON of Kansas City, Missouri; two daughters Marilyn Kay POZAS of Glendale, Arizona and Jolene ALEXANDER of Ottawa, Kansas; one sister, Eleanore EIKMAN, Mesa, Arizona; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parent; three brothers, Everette, Melvin, and Wilbur; and one sister, Mary STEPHEN.

 

Funeral services were Thursday, September 28, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Damar with Father KILIAN officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Damar, Kansas. Memorials were suggested to Dawson Place in Hill City.

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KLINE, Mrs. Hannah BOYD
The Hill City Republican -- September 21, 1916
Mrs. Hannah BOYD KLINE, wife of Charles KLINE of Allodium Township, died September 11, 1916, aged 69 years, six months and nine days. The deceased was born in
Clarion County, Pennsylvania. At the close of the Civil War she married Charles KLINE, a Pennsylvania soldier, and soon afterwards the young couple joined the procession of pioneer folks seeking homesteads in the free lands of the West. Mr. and Mrs. KLINE settled in Allodium Township, Graham County, in 1878 and this land has been their family homestead ever since. Survivors include her husband, her sons, William, James, Samuel, Frank and Warren, and her daughters, Mrs. John S. DAWSON, Mrs. Edward TEEL, Mrs. Joseph WINTER, and Mrs. Chalmer TEEL, all well known Allodium Township folks of the past and present. She was laid to rest in Lenora Cemetery.
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KLOEFKORN, Penny (VEATCH)
The Hill City Times -- Hill City, August 30, 2000
Penny KLOEFKORN is with the Lord after peacefully ending her nine-year battle with cancer on August 22, 2000, at the Wyoming Medical Center with her immediate family by her side. A celebration of Penny's life, officiated by Pastor John SPEAR at
Highland Park Community Church, took place at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 25, 2000. Penny asked that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Highland Park Community Church for Make a Wish Foundation and Hospice.

Penny was born into the lives of Gerrell and Joyce (MOWRY) VEATCH on April 3, 1958 in Palco,
Kansas. In high school, Penny was active in all sports and graduated in 1976. She went on to play college basketball. She married Steve KEITH and from that union were born two beautiful daughters, Shannon Leigh and Reagen Lyne. After moving to Casper, Wyoming, Penny and Steve divorced.

Penny, while working at Conoco, was involved in volleyball, softball, bowling, and Women of the Word Bible Study, but more than anything, Penny was always involved in the passion of her life, loving people. She married her soul mate, Gary KLOEFKORN, in the spring of 1989.

In Women of the Word, as she grew in the faith and grace of God, she became a magnetic light that touched every person's life she met. Penny found the good in everyone and found the beauty of life and living in the most basic of things. There was never a bad day for Penny, and she devoted her life to the happiness and goodwill of her friends, family, and acquaintances. Penny was a bridge to a better life to all whose lives she touched.

Penny is survived by her beloved husband and truest love, Gary; her beautiful and loving daughters, Shannon and Reagen; her step-family, Sheila, Revae, Gina, Todd, and Jackie; her parents, Gerrel VEATCH and Joyce GIROT; her sisters, Rocky, Tammy, and Brenda; and her brother, Mark. She is also survived by countless family, friends, and loved ones. Penny remains in the hearts of everyone she ever touched. Her spirit lives forever.

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KNOLL, John P. "Brandy"
The Hill City Times -- Hill City, February 9, 2000
John P. "Brandy" Knoll, age 78, died Thursday, February 3, 2000, at the Graham County Hospital, Hill City, Kansas
He was born October 14, 1921, in St. Peter, Kansas, to Peter J. and Rose (GABEL) KNOLL. He never married, and was a resident of the
Dawson Place Nursing Home, Hill City, Kansas, for two months.
Brandy spent his lifetime in the
Hill City area. He attended school in St. Peter, Kansas and was a 1942 graduate of Morland High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in World War II.

He worked for the Sonny Goodrow Farm, for Tebo Implement, and for the
Graham County HighwayDepartment, having retired in 1987. He was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hill City.
Survivors include two brothers, Nick KNOLL of Hill City, and William KNOLL, Denver, Colorado; and five sisters, Mary Ann KNOLL of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Dorothy JOHNSON of Dallas, Texas, Irene KNOLL and Rose KNOLL, both of Hill City, and Mildred BOTTOMLY of Hays.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Anton KNOLL and Alfred KNOLL; and by one sister, Sophie KNOLL.

His body was cremated and graveside services will be held at a later date at the
Hill City Cemetery, Hill City, Kansas. Cline's Mortuary of Hays was in charge of arrangements; and memorials were suggested to the Dawson Place Nursing Home in Hill City.

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Reubin LAWLIS
he Reveille-New Era -- Hill City, Graham County, Kansas, April 30, 1912
The Hill City Republican - Hill City, Graham County, April 30, 1912

Reubin LAWLIS was born in [Russell County] Kentucky, in [June 1] 1824,died in Graham County, April l8, 1912, at the age of 84 years, 10 months, 28 days. He leaves to mourn his death eleven children, nine daughters and 2 sons whose names are as follows:Lydia EBERHARD and Sarah HUSSEY, of South Dakota, Martha LAYMAN, Matilda BROOKS and Malinda ROUSEY, of Oklahoma, Kate CLARK, of Hoxie, Agnes GAUTHIER, Minnie STIMETZ, J.T.[Tom] LAWLIS, of Hill City,John LAWLIS, of Holdridge, Nebraska. Luvena TUCK, of St
Joe, Missouri. One son [Eli J. LAWLIS] and one daughter being dead. Total living descendants,130, 21 dead. There are two great great grandchildren. Deceased came to Graham County in the spring [April] of 1879.

The publishers of this paper have known intimately the deceased for thirty-three years, having located in
Graham County at the same time with him, being neighbors three miles apart.

While the community life here has lost a true friend it is left better by the deceased having left a noble life for emulation and while he is dead in the body his body will ever bear witness with our Spirit unto the glory of God and all who knew the deaceased. The deceased was a member of the Christian Church, and the funeral services were conducted by Rev. EARLEY of the
Hill City church., on Monday, April 29, 1912, taking as his theme, "A rugged character as made by Pioneer life and a Faith that God was ever a partner with him in every transaction." A most fitting tribute indeed. A large number of relatives and friends were at the funeral services.

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James Thomas LAWLIS
The Reville-New Era - Hill City, Graham County, Kansas May 5, 1927

James Thomas LAWLIS was born in Buchanan County, Missouri, December 27, 1860, and died in his home in Hill City, Kansas, May 1, 1927, aged 66 years, 4 months and days. He came to this country with his father in [April] 1879, who homesteaded north east of
Hill City on the land now owned by the deceased. The LAWLIS family was one of the very earliest pioneers, each member doing their bit without complaint or hindering in any way to make Graham county a better place to live.

He was married to Ida M. [corr: Ida Eoline] GARNETT in 1886, to this union was born 10 children, two departing in infancy. He leaves to mourn his death his wife , Ida M. LAWLIS, [of Hill City, Kansas], [daughters;] Mrs. Goldie [John] WOOTEN, Salina, Kansas, Dora Bailey [corr:Dewey DAILY], Salina , Kansas, Albert LAWLIS, of Butte Montana, Ivan LAWLIS, Garden City, Kansas, Robert, Loren, [corr:Lauren] Donald, and Opal of Hill City and Mrs. Ethel FOLLETTE, of Gentry, Arkansas, by a former marriage, [There was also a son by this marriage, Reuben Alvin LAWLIS], and John LAWLIS, a brother of Holdredge. Nebr., and six sisters; Mrs. Agnes GAUTHIER, Hill City, Mrs Kate SMITH, Burlington, Colo., Mrs. Minnie STINMETZ, Hill City, Kansas, Mrs. Betta HUSSEY and Mrs. Liddie Eberhard of South Dakota, Mrs. Tillie BROOKS of Oklahoma and a host of friends and neighbors.
Services were conducted at the home by Rev DRAPER. Interment made in
Hill City Cemetery.

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LAWLIS, Ida Eoline
Hill City Republican -- Hill City, Kansas

Ida Eoline LAWLIS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.P. [Ruben Philip] GARNETT, was born Oct 1, 1875, in Onslow, Iowa, and passed away Oct 16, 1946, at the age of 71 years and 15 days. In 1895 [corr:
March 28,1896] she was united in marriage to James Thomas LAWLIS in Graham county, Kansas.To this union 10 children were born. Mrs. LAWLIS was preceded in death by her husband who died in 1927, and by two children that died in infancy.

Mrs. LAWLIS is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Goldie [John] WOOTEN, of
Phillipsburg, KS., Mrs. Dora [Dewey] DAILY, Salina. KS., and Miss Opal LAWLIS of Norton, Ks., and five sons, Albert, of Brownlee, Nebraska, Robert of Prasser, Washington, Ivan and Donald of Sumner, Washington, and Lauren in the Signal Corp. of the armed forces in Germany; one sister, Mrs. Charles HUNDLEY of Clay Center, Ks. Seventeen grandchildren, three great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

Mrs LAWLIS grew to womanhood in Iowa, coming to
Kansas at the age of 16. They settled in Graham county where she spent the remainder of her life. She was a member of the Methodist church. Mrs. LAWLIS was a mother giving her time to her family. She was well known in Hill City where she lived for many years. Mrs. LAWLIS had been in ill health for several years, spending much of her time in the hospital. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

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LOVELADY, A. J.
The Hill City Republican -- September 21, 1916
A. J. LOVELADY was born in St. Louis, Missouri, February 20, 1841, and died September 10, 1916, aged 75 years, six months, 18 days at his home in Penokee. In early life he moved to
Iowa. During the Civil War he spent three years in service to his country. He was wounded at Gunston, Mississippi, in 1865 near the close of the war. He came to Kansas 35 years ago. He married Frances CHAPMAN in 1866. They had five children: Mrs. Grace CLEM, Los Angeles; Mrs. Josephine LOTRIDGE, San Francisco, Calif.; George LOVELADY, Penokee, Kansas; Mrs. Ada MARRENGER, Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. Myrtle WEYAND, Phoenix, Ariz. His wife, son, George and daughter, Nyrtle [sic!], wer at his bedside at the hour of his death.
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