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Sedan Times-Star - September 17, 1953

MR. ARNOLD SNAIR - Submitted by Atcha Nolan

Arnold Snair, 65, passed away at the Sedan City Hospital on Tuesday September 15 from a heart attack. He had been in ill health for some time and Monday he became seriously ill and was taken to the hospital. Mr. Snair was born September 26th, 1888 near Grenola. He lived near Grenola until 1941 when he and his family moved to Sedan, where he was in business until his health failed.

He was married to Jessie Horning of Moline on June 6th 1920.

Survivors include the wife, and four children, Mrs. Kay Fox, Altadena, California, Mrs. Betty Hall, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Robert D. Snair, Kansas City, Kansas, and Mrs. Jean Horn, Moline; two sisters, Miss Jo Snair and Mrs. Alice Mann both of Grenola and two brothers, D. J. Snair, Grenola and Claude of Monmouth, Oregon. There are four grandchildren.

Mr. Snair served with the 353rd Infantry in France in World War I. He was a member of the American Legion.

Funeral services will be held Friday September 18 at 2:30 at the First Christian Church in Sedan. Burial will be in Grenola Cemetery.


Weekly Times-Star - December 20, 1907

MR. CHARLES W. SNEED - Submitted by Pat Eldredge

Superintendent Charles W. Sneed Dead
Chautauqua County's Prominent School Superintendent Passes to His Reward

The funeral services over the remains of County Superintendent C. W. Sneed was conducted by Rev. J. N. Kidd of the Baptist Church and Rev. J. J. Dunham, pastor of the Presbyterian church. A large crowd was present and the services were most solemn and impressive. Members of the various choirs of the city were present and participated in the song service and D. B. E. Garrison sang a beautiful solo.

After the services the members of the I.O.O.F lodge of Sedan escorted the remains to the Missouri Pacific station, and the family and many friends accompanied them to Hewins where the burial rites were solemnized during the afternoon. They were met at the train by the Hewins Odd Fellows and he was laid to rest in the family burying ground by the side of loved ones gone before.

As a tribute of respect to him, the schools of the city were closed Wednesday morning and the faculty and most of the students attended the services at the church.

C. W. Sneed was born in Webb City, Missouri, Aug. 11, 1878, and died in Sedan, KS on Tuesday December 17, 1907, aged 29y, 4m, 6d. For about 3 years he suffered with tuberculosis, but was only confined to his house permanently a few weeks ago. His physical vitality resisted the gradual encroachments of death with remarkable power, but at last had to give up the struggle.

Everything that was possible was done to restore him to health, and when it was evident that the battle would sooner or later be lost, a heroic effort was then made to prolong his life as much as possible, and it was extended far beyond what many thought it could be. He died in triumphs of a living faith, and hence was prepared to meet his God. Though he was young and cherished a high and worthy ambition for a long life of usefulness in this world, yet he became reconciled to the inevitable and bowed in Christian submission to the will of God.

Mr. Sneed's parents came to Kansas about the year 1881 and settled near Hewins in Chautauqua Co., which he considered his permanent home. He was converted and united with the Baptist Church when about 13 years of age, and remained a loyal member till death.

He was educated in the public schools of the county and also the county normals. In addition to this, he studied at home assiduously until he secured a professional certificate, and would have pursued his studies to something still higher had his health permitted. He was actuated by a high and noble purpose, and a worthy and lofty ambition and in spite of failing health he made rapid strides towards his ideals. If he had a strong body he would have reached a still higher position in his chosen calling.

He taught at Hewins one year, two yrs. in Dis. No. 82, one year as principal at Elgin, one year in the Holroyd Dis. 2 yrs. as principal at Wauneta and 1 year as principal at Niotaze. He was teaching at the last named place when he was elected to the office of County Superintendent 3 yrs ago, which office he has successfully filled for 3 yrs. He was elected to the second term 1 year ago this fall.

The deceased was a member of the I.O.O.F., the Encamoment and the Fraternal Aid, and insurance order.

Professor Sneed was united in marriage to Miss Ureth Peet, a popular school teacher in the vicinity of Hewins, Aug. 13, 1899. She has been a very faithful and efficient helpmate to him all through his professional life as well as a most tender, devoted and affectionate nurse during all his afflictions. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arunah Peet of Hewins and a sister of Miss Lenna Peet, one of the teachers in Sedan schools. For the last several months she has been her husband's deputy in the office and has filled the place creditably to herself and satisfactorily to all concerned while at the same time giving the closest attention to her sick husband at home. This made her work doubly hard, but her indomitable will, and untiring devotion to her sick husband, sustained he in her arduous duties.

The deceased leaves a wife and a little boy, Cleo, 7 yrs. of age, brother James C. Sneed of Chautauqua, a step brother and 2 uncles in Tacoma, Wa., uncles G. W. and H. H. Layton, near Hewins and uncle and aunt in Oklahoma. His mother died about 6 yrs ago in Hewins.

Charlie, as his intimate friends called him, was an original thinker. He was endowed with an acute intellect which did not hesitate to grapple with hard problems in both education and religion. His pastor has been very much impressed at times at the profundity and accuracy of his thought in the realm of theology and had gone so far as to talk with him about entering the gospel ministry, but he did not seem to feel drawn in that direction. He felt that his life work should be that of a minister of education, and to that great and noble work, he was intensely devoted. He deep and abiding interest in the teachers and the public schools of the county impressed one that his whole heart was in his work and that he was going beyond his physical strength and even sacrificing himself for their welfare. Self-sacrifice, however, for the good of others is God like and commendable.

It seems strange that he was stricken down so early in life and with such a bright future before him. He was still in the period of addesence and his closet friends expected great things from him when he reached full mental maturity. In view of this undeveloped capabilities, we must conclude that there is a life beyond where he will have health, time and opportunity to go forward uninterruptedly, in the development which was cut short here by death. Nature is not unjust. Neither is Nature's God. We can rest assured of the fact that perfect justice will be administered to all in the end and that sometime and somewhere in the great future, the mysteries of this life will all be made plain for the Great Teacher says; "What I do, thou knoweth not now, but thou shalt know hereafter."


Sedan Times-Star - October 8, 1909

MR. JAMES C. SNEED

James C. Sneed Dead.
James C. Sneed, one of Chautauqua county's rising young men, died in Las Vegas, New Mexico, September 28, 1909 were he had gone two weeks before with bright hopes of regaining his rapidly failing health. When the sad news of his untimely and unexpected death was wired back to his friends, their hearts were crushed with disappointment and grief, but like christens they bowed, in due time, in humble submission to the will of a wise, supreme and beneficent Providence with presides over the destiny of individuals as well as that of nations and empires, believing that a full and satisfactory explanation of the seemingly untimely demise will be made in the great hereafter. "What I do, thou knoweth not now; but tho shalt know hereafter." John 13:7. The deceased was born in Granby, Mo., Dec. 29, 1880, and was 28 years, 8 months and 29 days old when he died. He was raised largely in and around Hewins, Chautauqua Co., Kansas, where he was known as a good, intelligent and promising boy and young man. During the winter of 1904, he was converted and united with the Baptist church of Hewins, and remained loyal to the end. The church mourns his loss. He was one of Chautauqua county's successful school teachers. He taught one term in district, No. 83, and two terms in district, No. 13. In the latter part of the winter of 1903, he served as mail clerk in the Civil Service of the U. S. In 1905 he clerked in the Tweedy & Gaddy store of Hewins, where he acquired considerable proficiency as a business man. In fact, he was a success in all that he undertook to do. On May 26, 1907, he was united in marriage to Miss Maya Webb of Sedan, Kansas, daughter of Mr. Joseph Webb. This marriage was a very happy one. His young window who herself had been a successful school teacher, said to the writer: "You never officiated at a wedding that proved to be any happier than ours." At the time of his marriage, he was engaged in the mercantile business in Chautauqua, in which business he remained until May, 1909, when he entered the employ of the Santa Fe Railroad Co., as station agent, continuing with them until Sept. 8, when his failing health required a cessation of work. He was then sent to a hospital at Topeka, and on Sept. 11, to Las Vegas, from whence he was called to his heavenly inheritance, as before stated. He lived the life of the righteous, and consequently died his death and has gone to receive his reward. During his short stay at Las Vegas, his friends received favorable reports from him up to almost the day of death, but a sudden change for the worse terminate his earthly career with astonishing swiftness. The details of his death have not been received at this writing. His body reaching Hewins on last Saturday evening.

The Santa Fe Co. did all they could for him, for which his may friends feel profoundly grateful.

He leaves a devoted wife, a beautiful little girl baby five weeks old, and two half brothers, George and Jewel Martin. He also leaves three uncles one aunt, vis: G. W. and H H. Layton of Hewins, David Layton of Cleveland, Okla, and Mrs. T.B. Perkins, of Ferlton, Okla.

The deceased was a young brother of C. W. Sneed, who was twice elected by Chautauqua county superintendent of public instruction, and who died a little less than two yeas ago in Sedan.

The funeral was conducted from the Baptist church in Hewins, by his pastor, Rev. Branham, on Sunday, Oct. 3, 1909, and his remains were followed to their last resting place by a large concourse of people.


Sedan Times-Star - June 19, 2007

MR. JOSEPH L. SNIDER

Joseph Leon Snider, age 80 of Sedan passed away Tuesday morning, June 19, 2007 in the Pleasant Valley Manor Nursing Home in Sedan.

He was born May 16, 1927 in Joplin, Mo., to Howard and Alta Snider. He worked in the oilfield as a driller for Darnall Drilling Company in the 1970s. He married Bethene Antle. She preceded him in death in the early 1980’s. He lived in the Niotaze area for most of his life. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

He is survived by three sons, Clifton “Yogi” Snider of South Coffeyville, Okla., Rickey Snider of Sedan, and Cecil Snider of Neodesha; one sister, Frida Rollins of Shidler, Okla.; 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Bethene, his parents, one daughter, Betty Reed who passed away in January of 2007, and one brother, Hennan.

Cremation has taken place and there is no service planned at this time. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.


Sedan Times-Star - January 3, 2001

MR. BURLEY J. SNODGRASS

Burley J. "Jay" Snodgrass, age 75, of Manhattan, Kansas, passed away Monday, December 18, 2000, in Geary County Community Hospital in Junction City, Kansas. He was born January 25, 1925 in Buffalo, Missouri, the son of Burley and Maude (Crawford) Snodgrass. On November 20, 1943 in Sedan, KS, he was united in marriage to Jo Ann Anderson, who preceded him in death on June 7, 1996. Also preceding him in death were his parents, three brothers and two sisters.

Surviving relatives include one daughter, Linda Miller, and her husband, Paul, Manhattan, KS, two grandchildren, Connie Miller, Manhattan, KS and Dana Choate and her husband, Josh, Midlothian, TX and two great grandchildren, Dylan Choate and Zephry Killham.

Mr. Snodgrass received his education in Buffalo, MO. He was employed with Cessna Aircraft in Wichita for twenty-four years, from which he retired. In 1987 he moved to Shell Knob, where he devoted most of his time to woodworking, making items for family and friends. He remained in Shell Knob until 1996, when he moved to Manhattan, KS to live with his daughter.

Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 22, 2000, in McGuire Cemetery, under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home in Shell Knob, MO. Pastor Bob Gaddis conducted the services.

Those who wish to make memorial contributions may do so to First Responders in Shell Knob, MO.


Sedan Times-Star - November 14, 2007

MRS. JENNIE SNYDER

Jennie A. Snyder, age 74, died July 19, 2007 at the Hospice Care Center, Port Orange, Fla. Services were held at the Coronado Community United Methodist Church on July 25, 2007.

A celebration of her life will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the United Methodist Church, 802 Cedar, Cedar Vale, Kansas.

The family suggests memorials be sent to the House Next Door (a family counseling center), 804 N. Woodland Blvd., Deland, FL 32720


Wichita Eagle - June 13, 1995

MRS. MARGARET M. SOLE - Submitted by Lori DeWinkler

Sole, Margaret Mildred, 82, homemaker, died Saturday, June 10, 1995. Memorial service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Epiphany Episcopal Church.

Survivors: daughters, Nancy Murphy of Houston, Jean Ellis of Stockton, Mo.; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three great-great- grandchildren.

Memorial has been established with the Margaret Sole Scholarship Fund in care of Epiphany Episcopal Church. Graves-Baird Funeral Home.


Sedan Times-Star - June 27, 2001

MRS. HELEN SOPTIC

Helen Soptic, age 95, formerly of Cedar Vale, Kansas, died Saturday, November 24, 2001, at the Betty Ann Nursing Home in Grove, Oklahoma.

She was born September 27, 1906 in Cedar Vale, Kansas. Her parents were 0. D. and Vivian (Pugh) Sartin. She was raised in the Cedar Vale area and attended schools.

She married Robert "Bob" Soptic and he preceded her in death in February of 1964. She had lived in the nursing home for the past two and a half years. Before that, she lived in Branson, MO.

She is survived by a nephew, Ronald Sartin, Miami, OK and a niece, Janice Parent, Branson, MO and three grand nieces. She was preceded in death by two brothers, infant brother and Merle Sartin, and a grand nephew, Reggie Parent

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, November 30, 2001, at the Cedar Vale City Cemetery. Wheeler Funeral Home of Cedar Vale is in charge of the arrangements.


Sedan Times-Star - August 14, 1996

DR. ANN SPROUL SPECK - Submitted by Ilene Mullendore Butler

Dr. Ann Sproul Speck of San Francisco, California, formerly of Sedan, died Friday, August 9, 1996 in North Lake Tahoe of kidney failure. She was 65.

Ann, the daughter of Louise Floyd Wall and Bill Sproul, grew up in Sedan. Following medical school and an internship, she was a pediatrician in San Francisco.

Her husband, Dr. Staniford Speck, preceded her in death in 1993.

She is survived by a half-brother, John Floyd of Sedan and a stepsister, Jane Wall Meadows of Scottsdale, Arizona, plus nieces and nephews.

Memorials are suggested to the Kansas Society for Crippled Children, 106 W. Douglas, Suite 900, Wichita, Kansas 67202, the Hollow Project, Sedan, or the Salvation Army.


Prairie Star - March 26, 2014

MR. JERRY M. SPELLINS

Jerry Monroe Spellins, age 63, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014 at his home in Sedan, Kan.

He was born Aug. 8, 1950 in Hancock, Calif., to Emmit M. Spellins and Oleta L. Bohannon. He grew up and graduated school in California.

In February of 1970 he enlisted in the United States Army serving his country until he was honorably discharged in 1971. After being discharged from the Army he moved to Sedan in 1979.

On Jan. 3, 2000 he married Judy (Davis) Ward in Sedan. They made their home in Sedan and Jerry worked several jobs before he retired.

Jerry loved playing the guitar, loved his grandkids, motorcycles, and his dog Tootsie. He also enjoyed the annual 4th of July celebrations at his home.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Spellins of the home; two daughters, Shannon Spellins of California and Meriah Spellins of Independence, Kan.; two sons, Moses Spellins and Aaron Spellins of Coffeyville, Kan.; one sister, Connie Kight of Bartlesville, Okla.; two step-children, Kim Uhls of Elgin, Kan., and Bill Ward of Coffeyville; eight grandchildren.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents.

Cremation has taken place and no services will be held at this time.

To leave a message for the family please visit www.dwbfh. com. David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan is in charge of arrangements.


Prairie Star - August 28, 2013

MRS. OLETA L. SPELLINS

Mrs. Oleta L. Spellins, 81, died on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 at the Pleasant Valley Manor Nursing Home in Sedan. Graveside services for Mrs. Spellins will be held at 2 p.m., on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 at the Dewey Cemetery Pavilion in Dewey, Okla., with Pastor Jim Anderson of the Word of Truth Fellowship officiating. Interment will be in the Dewey Cemetery directed by the Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory of Bartlesville, Okla.

A memorial has been established and those who wish may send their contributions to Comforting Hands Hospice, 2450 S.E. Washington Blvd., Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 74006.

Mrs. Spellins was born on Aug. 28, 1931, at Atwood, Okla., to Dewey L. and Effie Jewel (Flud) Bohannon. She grew up in the Ada and Holdenville, Okla., areas until moving to California with her family.

She was married to Emmit Monroe Spellins on Feb. 20, 1948 at Hanford, Calif. They made their home in the San Joaquin Valley of California until moving to Sedan to make their home. They moved to Bartlesville to make their home in March of 1998. Mr. Spellins preceded her in death on Nov. 17, 1999 and she continued her home in this area.

Mrs. Spellins is survived by one daughter, Connie Sue Kight of Bartlesville, Okla., one son, Jerry Spellins and wife Judy of Sedan, eight grandchildren, Debi Holmes, Eddie Kight, Jennifer Kight, Shannon Spellins, Moses Spellins, Aaron Spellins, Meriah Spellins and Molly Burgan, eleven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Roy Lee Bohannon, a grandson-in-law, Brian McDonald and a son-in-law, Floyd Kight.

Friends who wish may sign the online guest book and leave condolences at www.stumpff.org.


March 2012

MRS. PAULINE D. SPELLINS

Pauline Doris Spellins, 80, of Sedan, Kansas passed away Monday, March 12, 2012 at the Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

She was born June 18, 1931, in Jenks, Oklahoma to Hoisy Elmer Lambright and Katherine Marie (Groden) Lambright. She grew up and attended high school in Oklahoma.

On April 6, 1949 she married Floyd Spellins in California. They lived in California for most of their adult life until she was preceded in death by Floyd in August of 1978. She then moved to Sedan in 1980. She was a cook at many different places until she retired after forty years of being a cook.

She loved to read books, watch the hummingbirds, and watch old westerns on television.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and three sisters.

She is survived by one daughter; Kathy Trewin and husband Wilbur McGill of Sedan, Kansas; two sons, Boyd Spellins of Sedan, Kansas and Phillip and wife Jana Spellins of Enid, Oklahoma; one brother, Jackie Lambright of Roseburg, Oregon; twelve grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.

A Graveside service will be held Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan with Reverend Paul Stetz of the Sedan Assembly of God Church officiating.

Family and friends may call on Friday, March 16, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan.


Sedan Times-Star - December 12, 2001

MRS. VERNA D. SPELLINS

Verna D. Spellins, age 82, of Sedan, Kansas passed away late Friday evening at the Pleasant Valley Manor Nursing Home.

She was born on January 23, 1919 in Figurefour, Arkansas to Manuel and Mary (Cook) Holder. She attended school in Cedar Vale, ArkanSAS. She met and later married Russell Spellins on November 23, 1940 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He passed away August 13, 1992. She was a Hommaker most of her life.

She is survived by one son, Jimmy Spellins, Calipatria, CA, two daughters, Jeana Paslay, Sedan, KS and Donna K. Rowland, Albuquerque, NM, two sisters, Jewel Nye, Fort Smith, AR and Anna Rice, Van Buren, seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Russell, one brother, James Truman Holder and one granddaughter, Julie Ann Smith.

Graveside services were held Friday, December 7, 2001, at 2:00 p.m. at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan with Bishop Don Cushing of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of Independence officiating.


Sedan Times-Star - August 12, 1937

MR. JAMES H. SPENCER

Sedan Youth, Coffeyville Junior College Graduate and Musician, Succumbs at Independence.

(By a Journal Correspondent)
Sedan, Aug. 12.— James Hall Spencer, 19-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Spencer of Sedan and graduate of the Coffeyville junior college, died shortly after noon today in Mercy hospital at Independence, where he underwent an operation Tuesday morning for relief of ruptured appendix.

Besides his parents, the youth is survived by a brother, Warren, and a sister, Jeanne, both of the home here; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Jane K. Hall of Henryetta, Okla.; his paternal grandmother, who lives at Augusta, Kan., and other relatives. Mrs. Cleve Miller of Sedan is an aunt.

James was graduated from Coffeyville junior college last apring, and had planned to enter the University of Kansas this fall to major in music, an art in which he was talented. He was graduated from Sedan high school two years ago. While attending junior college in Coffeyville he studied violin under Nell Branstetter, school music supervisor there, and had participated in numerous music programs broadcast from radio station KGGF.

Arrangements for funeral services were Incomplete this afternoon.


Sedan Times-Star - January 15, 2003

MRS. THELMA I. SPENCER

Thelma Irene Spencer, 99, formerly of Blue Mound, died at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002, at the Infinia Nursing Home in Oswego.

She was born Dec. 10, 1903 on a farm near Neal in Greenwood County to John Marques and Susie Lucetta (Mann) Smith. She was the oldest of eight children. She grew up in Chautauqua County and graduated from Winfield High School. She graduated from Winfield Commercial Business College.

She married William Earle “Brownie” Spencer on June 9, 1926 in Elgin. He preceded her in death in 1971. Her early married years were spent on a farm near Hewins, where all three of her children were born. In 1944, she and her husband moved to a farm about three miles southwest of Blue Mound, where she spent many years working in the United Methodist Church. She held many offices in the United Methodist Women’s organization.

Survivors include three children, Carroll and his wife, Nancy, Madison, Wis., Christine Curran and her husband,, L. D., Altamont and Ronald and his wife, Lucille, Ottawa, eight grandchildren 18 great grandchildren, one brother, Dale Smith, Bridgeman, Mich. and one sister, Velva Clark, Prescott.

Services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Bath Funeral Home in Altamont. A graveside service was held at Sunny Slope Cemetery in Blue Mound.

Memorials to the Blue Mound Methodist Church may be mailed to the Bath Funeral Home, Box 325, Altamont, KS 67330.


Sedan Times-Star - January 17, 2007

MRS. EDITH I. SPIRE

Edith Irene Spire, age 92, of Sedan, died early Friday morning, Jan. 12, 2007 at the Pleasant Valley Manor Nursing Home in Sedan.

She was born June 18, 1914 south of Peru to William and Atcha (Robinson) Vanderhoof. She attended Plymouth Grade School, north of Quivira Ranch and graduated from the Sedan High School in 1933.

On Sept. 15, 1933, she married Jesse Eugene "Gene" Spire in Sedan. They made their home in the Sedan area. She worked for Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company for nineteen years. retiring in 1974.

They lived most of their life south of Sedan until 2000 when they sold their home and moved to Chanute to live in an assisted living home before returning to Sedan in 2004 to live in Pleasant Valley Manor. He preceded her in death on Feb. 19, 2006.

She enjoyed working outdoors, playing softball in her younger years, all sports and was an avid bowler.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sedan.

She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Ann Potter and her husband Richard of Sedan, and Gloria Jean Shaw and her husband Jerry of Dewey, OkLa.; one son, Ronald Eugene Spire and his wife Joyce of Chanute; three sisters, Ada Mills and June Doty of Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan and Ruth Call of Bartlesville, Okla.; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren and two great-great grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Gene, and three sisters.

Family and friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 16, and from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 17 at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the First Baptist Church in Sedan, with Reverend Dennis Spire officiating and Earl Tresner assisting. Interment will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan.

The family has suggested memorial contributions to the First Baptist Church of Sedan and these remembrances may be left at the funeral home.

To view the entire obituary online, visit www.davidwbarnesfuneralhome.çom. David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan is in charge of arrangements.


Sedan Times-Star - February 22, 2006

MR. JESSE E. SPIRE

SEDAN - Jesse Eugene “Gene” Spire, 90, of Sedan, Kan. passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006, at Sedan City Hospital in Sedan.

He was born Dec. 8, 1915, south of Sedan to John S. and Minnie Mae (Harkrader) Spire.

He attended Limestone Grade School and graduated from Chautauqua High School in 1932.

On Sept. 15, 1933, he marned Edith Irene Vanderhoof at Sedan. They made their home in the Sedan area, where he worked as an oil field pumper for various oil companies including John M. Denman Oil Company, where he worked for 43 years until his retirement in 1985.

They lived most of their life south of Sedan until 2000, when they sold their home and moved to Chanute, before returning to Sedan in 2004.

He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, raising cattle, country and western music and his three generations of grandchildren.

He was a lifetime deacon of the Chautauqua Baptist Church and was a current member of the First Baptist Church of Sedan.

He is survived by his wife, Edith, of the home; two daughters, Patricia Ann Potter and her husband, Richard, Sedan, Kan., Gloria Jean Shaw and her husband, Jerry, Dewey, Okla., one son, Ronald Eugene Spire and his wife, Joyce, Chanute, Kan.; one brother, Sylvester “Sparky” Spire and his wife, Millie, Chautauqua, Kan.; seven grandchildren, Rodney Dickens, Teresa Osburn, Nancy Smith, Bradley Dickens, Mark Potter, Shelmatie Miner, and Cedric Spire, 13 grandchildren, Amy Dickens Lampson, Brett Dickens, Zechariah and Chelsey Potter, Andrea and Brandon Smith, Carly, Kelsey and Makenna Dickens, Skyler and Ashli Miner, and Hayley and Austin Spire, two great great grandsons, Drew Lampson and Keaton Dickens.

Services will held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, at the First Baptist Church in Sedan, with Rev. Charles Klassen and Rev. Dennis Spire officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan.

Friends may call Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 9-9 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 23, from 9-12 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan.

The family has suggested memorials to the First Baptist Church of Sedan and contributions may be left with the funeral home. David W. Barnes funeral home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.


Prairie Star - February 2, 2011

MR. SYLVESTER "SPARKY" SPIRE

Sylvester "Sparky:> Spire, 87, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at the Sedan CHy Hospital in Sedan.

He was born on Aug. 19, 1923 in rural Cbautauqua, to John S. and Minnie Mae (Harkrader) Spire, he attended and graduated from Sedan High School. After high school he received an associate's degree from North Plains Junior College in Borger, Texas.

On July 29, 1944 he married Millie Sumner in Sedan. They later moved to Texas and he worked as a Maintenance Supervisor for Phillips Petroleum at Adams Terminal Plant in Pasadena, Texas for 42 years retiring in 1985. They moved back to Chautauqua in 1986.

He was a member of the New Life Baptist Church in Chautauqua. He enjoyed working and staying busy all the time, gardening, and tinkering with a lot of different things. He also enjoyed his peach, apple, and pecan trees.

He is survived by his wife Millie Spire of the home; two sons, Dewayne and wife Hazel Spire of Chautauqua, and Dennis and wife Brenda Spire of San Marcos, Texas; one daughter, Ellen Rushing of Sedan; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Roy, Ambrose and J. Eugene Spire.

Church services were held Saturday Jan. 29, 2011 at the New Life Baptist Church in Chautauqua with Pastor Larrie Adams officiating; Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery in Chautauqua.

Memorials are suggested to the New Life Baptist Church and remembrances may be left in care of the David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas. Sedan, Kansas 67361.

To view the obituary or to leave a message for the family please visit www.dwbfh.com.


David W. Barnes E-'uneral Home of Sedan is .in charge of arrangements. Sedan Times-Star - June 16, 2004

MR. JERRY W. SPRADLING

SEDAN - Jerry Wayne Spradling, 29, of Sedan, died Thursday, June 10, 2004, in Osage County, Okla. near Bowring.

He was born Aug. 14, 1974 at Manhattan, Kan. to David L. and Phyllis (Hollister) Spradling. He moved to Sedan with his family when he was young, attended Sedan schools, he completed his senior year of high school at Copan High School at Copan, Okla.

He was employed as an equipment operator at Amazon.com at Coffeyville, Kan.

Survivors include two sons, Jesse and Justin Spradling, Sedan; his mother, Phyllis Spradling, Sedan; his father, David Spradling, Sr. and wife, Beverly, Independence; one brother, David Spradling, Jr. and wife, Janice, rural Pawhuska, Okla.; one sister, Vicki Miller, Sedan; maternal grandmother, Mary Ann Hollister-Moore; a special companion, Lisa Stewart, Sedan and daughters, Brooklyn and Brittney, three nieces, Allison Williams, Lauren Miller and Anna Marie Spradling; and one nephew, Jason Spradling.

Memorial inurnment service was at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16, 2004, at the Moore Prairie Cemetery west of Sedan, with Rev. Dois Nix of Independence officiating. Cremation has taken place.

A memorial fund has been established for his sons, Jesse and Justin Spradling and contributions may be left with the David W. Barnes Funeral Home, who was in charge of arrangements.


Prairie Star - February 25, 2009

MRS. PHYLLIS J. SPRADLING

Phyllis J. Spradling, age 64, of Sedan, passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. She was born Oct. 24, 1944 in Sedan to Maurice A. and Mary Ann (Logsdon) Hollister. She grew up and attended Sedan High School. She later received her GED.

In 1964 she married David L. Spradling Sr. and they later divorced. She later resided with C.J. Wassom in Bowring, Okla.

She worked as a bookkeeper for Les Reynolds in Bartlesville, Okla., before retiring.

She enjoyed the casinos, yard work, spending time with grandkids, music, dancing, and bowling. She was a member of the Kansas Women's Bowling Association and the George Strait Fan Club.

She is survived by one son, David and wife Janice Spradling of rural Pawhuska, Okla.; one daughter, Vicki Miller of Sedan; one sister, Thelma Potter of Coffeyville; one brother, Pete Hollister of Pawhuska, Okla.; six grandchildren; Allison Williams, Lauren Miller, Jesse and Justin Spradling, and Jason and Anna Spradling; and one great-grandchild, Evan Lee Butler.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and one son Jerry Wayne Spradling.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26,2009 at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan. Following the visitation cremation will take place and a Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27 at the First Baptist Church in Sedan with Reverend Kevin Fogerty officiating. Private inurnment will be held at a later date.

The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Jesse and Justin Spradling Memorial Fund and these remembrances may be left in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361 or the First National Bank of Sedan.

To view the entire obituary online or to leave a message for the family, visit www. dwbfh.com. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.


Sedan Times-Star - May 29, 2002

MR. WILLIAM L. SPRAGUE

William Lloyd Sprague, age 89, of Caney, Kan., passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Funeral services were held Friday, May 24, at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Caney. Burial was in the Elk Falls Cemetery at Elk Falls. The family suggests memorial contributions to the United Methodist Church, 114 N. High Street, Caney, KS 67333.

Mr. Sprague was born March 24, 1913 near St. John, Kan., to James Samuel and Elizabeth Irene (Dewey) Sprague. He lived in Seward, Kan. until 1925, when he moved to Elk Falls and graduated form Elk Falls High School in 1932. Lloyd married Edith May Royse on February 28, 1936 in Fredonia, Kan. He worked as a service manager at the Chevrolet garages in Sedan and Caney from 1938 until he retired and had received honors from Chevrolet 20 years in a row.

Lloyd was made a master Mason in Sedan in 1955. He was Worshipful Master in 1959 in Sedan and in Caney in 1973, Worthy Patron of the Eastern Star chapters in both Sedan and Caney, Deputy Grand Master of the 25th District of Masons in 1975 and 1976, Grand Guard in 1981, Kansas Outstanding Mason in 1979, Proficiency Examiner of District 20 for the Order of the Eastern Star in 1989-1990, Secretary of the Sedan Lodge, Treasurer of the Caney Lodge for many years, member of the Caney Masonic Lodge and the Vesper Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a life member of the Scottish Rite.

Lloyd was mayor of Caney from 1973-1975 and a member of the city council from 1975-1977 and 1979-1983. He was a faithful member of the Caney Methodist Church and served on their board for many years. Lloyd was a member of the Caney Lions Club and a past president. His favorite past time was playing golf at the Caney Golf Club, where he had three hole-in-ones, two within nine days.

Preceding him in death was his twin brother, James Floyd, sisters, Mabel Grace and Nellie Viola, and a brother, Wesley Ray.

Surviving family members include his wife of 66 years, Edith, of Shawnee, Kan., son, Bill Sprague, of Louisburg, Kan., daughter, Kathie, of Kansas City, Mo., granddaughters, Pam White, of Shawnee, Kan., Sandra Alderman, of Pottsville, Pa., Kristine Branson, of Manhattan, Kan., grandsons, Brad Sprague, of Shawnee, Kan., Scott Musgrave. of Shawnee, Kan., and ten great grandchildren.


Sedan Times-Star - December 27, 1932
(By The Journal's Sedan Service)

MR. WILLIAM H. SPROUL

W. H. Sproul Dead IN KANSAS CITY, MO.
FORMER CONGRESSMAN BECOME PATIENT IN A HOSPITAL FRIDAY
Sedan Oil Operator and Business Man Defeated and Succeeded Phil Campbell, Serving in House From 1923 to 1931.

Dec. 27 - William Sproul, Third district congressman from 1923 to 1931 and prominent for years as an oil operator business man here died shortly after noon today in St. Luke's hospital in Kansas City, Mo., where he was removed for treatment Friday. The body will be returned here for burial.

Mr. Sproul, who was 65 age last October 14, has been in failing health for several months. He was born in Overton county Tennessee, and came to Kansas in 1884 with his parents, John Hugh A. and Leann Sproul, who settled on a farm nine miles east of Columbus.

He finished his preliminary education at the old Southwestern Normal school at Fort Scott and taught school for several years. He was principal of the schools Columbus for a time. He then graduated from the law school at the University of Kansas at Lawrence in 1893 and came to Sedan establish his law practice in 1894. He served as county attorney of Chautauqua county for two terms beginning in 1895, was mayor of Sedan on several occasions, and served four terms as Third district congressman, having been elected on the Republican ticket in 1922 after having defeated Phil P. Campbell of Pittsburg in the primary election. Campbell had been in congress twenty years. He was not a candidate for re-election to congress two years ago, preferring to run for the United States senatorship, but was unsuccessful in the primaries, Henry J. Allen being nominated.

Mr. Sproul, in addition to an extensive law practice and congressional duties, was extensively engaged in oil and gas operations and also farming and stock raising in Chautauqua county.

Mr. Sproul is survived by his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Pauline Jolliff of Kansas City Mo.; two brothers, Warder Sproul of Washington state. and Schuyler Sproul of Manhattan, Kansas; two sisters Mrs. Frank Stewart of Muskogee, Okla., and Miss Martha Sproul of Kansas City, Mo. and two grandchildren, Harol Jolliff of Kansas City and Phyllis Ann Sproul of Sedan. A son, William Sproul, died here early this year and a daughter died here a few years ago.

The body will be met at Havana tomorrow by an ambulance from the R. I. Buckles funeral home here. The funeral arrangements have not been completed.

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DECEMBER 29, 1932
Sproul Rites Today
Services for Former Congressman Who Died In Kansas City Tuesday Are Held at Sedan, (By The Journal's Sedan Service) Sedan, Dec. 29. - Funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon in the Christian church here for William H. Sproul, former Third district Kansas congressman who died Tuesday afternoon in St. Luke's hospital In Kansas City. The Rev. Edwin G. Michael pastor of the church, was in charge while he wan assisted by pastor of the Rev. W. G. Hall, pastor of the Presbyterian church. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery, under the direction of the R. I. Buckles Funeral home.


MR. WILLIAM M. SPROUL - March 6, 1932

Sudden and Unexpected End Came Sunday Following Few Hours Illness.
This community received a severe shock and the near relatives a full flow of sympathy when William M. Sproul died suddenly and unexpectedly at 11:30 a. m., Sunday March 6th, followIng an illness of only a few hours. The funeral service was held at the Epiphany Episcopal church at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday conducted by the Rev. C. B. Cromwell, assisted by the Rev. W. 0. Michael. Interment was made in Greenwood cemetery with the Masonic Order and American Legion conducting services at the grave. Business houses were closed during the hour of the funeral service.

William Maynard Sproul was born at Sedan, Kansas, November 18th 1899 and had resided here continuously until his death. He was united in marriage to Louise Berlin on February 9th, 1929. He is survived by his wife and infant daughter, Phyllis Ann; also by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Sproul, and one sister, Mrs. Pauline Jolliffe who resides at Kansas City. One sister, Lee, preceded him in death.

The deceased was educated in the Sedan public schools, the Kemper Military Academy at Boonville, Missouri, and the Kansas State University. He was graduated with honors from the Military Academy but lacked a few month, of graduation from the Kansas State University.

He was a member of the Masonic Order, the Shrine, and the American Legion. He also was a member of the Country Club, and other clubs. W. M. Sproul, who was familiarly known and addressed by all who knew him as Bill, as a man-to-man associate was unusually genial and numbered among his personal friends were those in different walks of life. They included the high and low. This fact was fully attested by the general manifestation of regret and sympathy expressed at his untimely death and by the unusually large number and the elegant nature of the floral tokens that decorated his bier. They came from organizations as well as individuals who had associated with him and thus attested the abundance of his sterling good qualities.

Bill had a number of outstanding and attractive traits of character. His very talk and actions inspired and created friendship, confidence, and high-esteem. No one could shake hands with him without the impression that he was truly worthwhile. He was noticeably and impressively tolerant. He did not talk about people. He gave them credit for good faith and honest action. He liked the association of men. His whole course in life was such as to create no personal antagonism, but rather to make those love him who knew him, and to praise him for his abundant sterling good qualities.

He was unusually fond of sports of different kinds and was an active member of golf and other clubs.

For awhile he served as secretary in Washington, D. C. to his father, Congressman W. H. Sproul. Since that time he has been engaged in the oil and gas and other businesses in connection with his father. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Out-of-town relative and friends here for the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Carl Jolliffe of Kansas City, Missouri; Miss Martha Sproul Kansas City, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Freeberg and John Paul Kirby of Pittsburg; W. E. Bailey of Oklahoma City; Rev. Johnson and Mr. and Mrs. D. Clyde Knock and Mrs. E. W. Youngman of Columbus; Mrs. Effie Hill, Peru; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Argue, Independence; Mr. and Mrs. Leland Ewers, Chas. Gregg, Irvin Wemmer, V. C. Wallar, of Caney; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Anderson of Blackwell, Oklahoma; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hutchinson of Arkansas city; Mrs. Bertha Kirby, Miss Carrie Meldrum, Mrs. Francis Bishop and Mrs. A. J. Early, Cedar Vale.


Sedan Times-Star - April 21, 2004

MR. DWIGHT T. SPURGEON

WICHITA, Kan. - Dwight Taylor Spurgeon, 64, died April 10, 2004, at Via Christi Hospital. He was born March 30, 1940 in Greensburg, Kan., the son of Ervin and Nora (Hughes) Spurgeon. He graduated from Peru High School in 1958 and was a truck driver for 26 years.

He was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church of Wichita. His passion was singing for people and loving God. He loved his family and made an effort to visit people in the hospital.

Survivors include a stepmother of 57 years, Nora Ann Spurgeon, ex wives, Alicia A Spurgeon and Leveta Bennett Spurgeon, close personal friend of eight years, Zola Hoffman, two daughters, Norma Bailey, Winfield, Kan. and Alicia Spurgeon, Wichita, Kan., four brothers, Ronald Spurgeon, Pratt, Kan., William McAdoo, Pratt, Kan., Butch Scobee, El Dorado, Kan. and Larry Spurgeon, Houston, Texas, four sisters, Mary Campbell, Wichita, Kan., Clara Trudeau, Haviland, Kan., Nancy Spurgeon, Ottawa, Kan. and Darlene Wandell, Greensburg, and three grandchildren, Veronika, Michael and Victoria Bailey, all of Winfield. Dwight was expecting a fourth grandchild in October.

Services were held on Saturday, April 17,2004, at 1 p.m. at the ford Community Church in Wellsford, Kan., with the Rev. Faye Graves presiding. Burial followed at the Wellsford Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association and can be sent in care of the Fleener Funeral Home, Box 763, Greensburg, KS 67054.


Freeman's Lance - February 20, 1891

MR. JOSEPH SPURGEON

Died - On Thursday Feb. 10, at 4 o'clock p. m. Joseph Spurgeon. The remains were buried in the Sedan cemetery this afternoon under the auspices of the I.O.O.F.


Sedan Times-Star - August 8, 1935

MR. OSCAR K. SPURLOCK - Submitted by anonymous

OSCAR SPURLOCK DIES.
Oscar K. Spurlock died at his home seven miles southeast of Sedan, Tuesday afternoon with illness caused by Bright's disease. Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at Elcado chapel with burial in the Elcado cemetery under direction of the Buckles funeral home.

The deceased was 67 years old. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Spurlock, two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Arthurton, and Gladys of the home, and four sons, Clyde, Everett, Kenneth and Earl. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Ida Vince of Bartlesville, and a brother whose address is unknown. Two children died in infancy.

Mr. Spurlock had lived in the same locality all his life and he had the respect and liking of all who knew him. He was a devoted and loving husband and father, a true friend and neighbor. While he had had the disease which caused his death for a long time he had only been bedfast a short time and was conscious until the end. Several hours before his death he called C. W. Spencer to make his will.


Sedan Times-Star - December 1930

MISS REBEKAH J. SPURLOCK

Rebekah Jane Spurlock was born March 10, 1930. She departed this life December 6, 1930, at 3:55 a.m., being 8 months and 26 days old at her passing.

She was unusually cheerful and intelligent child being a source of joy to all who came into contact with her. She had been ill for about a week with a cold, when suddenly it developed into double pneumonia, which proved too severe for her frail little body.

She leaves to mourn her passing her mother, Mrs. Spurlock, her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Geoge Boise, several uncles, aunts, and many other friends who were touched by her sunny disposition.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon conducted by Rev. Edwin G. Michael. Interment was in Greenwood cemetery.


Sedan Times-Star - July 2, 2008

MRS. INEZ L. STABLER

Inez Louise Stabler, 89, Wichita, died Wednesday, June 18, 2008. A Graveside service was held on Tuesday, June 24, at Elcado Cemetery, south of Peru. She grew up in Sedan and moved to Wichita in 1944.


Sedan Times-Star - April 25, 2001

MRS. MURIELLA J. STACY

Muriella Joann Stacy of Vera, Oklahoma, passed away April 20, 2001, at Jane Phillips Memorial Hospital in Bartlesville, OK.

She was born May 26, 1933 in Winfield, KS to Mezyl and Pearl (Marshall) Layton. She was raised and educated in the Grainola area and graduated from high school. She married Charles H. Stacy who preceded her in death. She had many jobs, among them being a mother and owner/operator of he Hilltop Cafe in Cedar Vale from 1970 to 1980. She moved to Vera, OK in 1985 and resided there up until her death.

She is survived by her sons, James Filtingberger, Adrian, MO, Steve Filtingberger, Sedan, KS, Charles Filtingberger and Joseph Filtingberger, both of Cedar Vale, KS, daughters, Teresa Stout, Winfield, KS and Kathy Stacy, Vera, OK, companion, Kenneth Clifton, Vera, OK, fourteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and second husband.

Services will be held Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at 10:00 a.m. at the Wheeler Funeral Home in Cedar Vale, KS. Interment will be in the Cedar Vale Cemetery.

A memorial has been established with the Cedar Vale Hospital, which can be left with the funeral home.

Wheeler Funeral Home in Cedar Yale is in charge of the arrangements.


She had many jobs, among them being a mother and owner/operator of he Hilltop Cafe in Cedar Vale from 1970 to 1980. She moved to Vera, OK in 1985 and resided there up until her death.

She is survived by her sons, James Filtingberger, Adrian, MO, Steve Filtingberger, Sedan, KS, Charles Filtingberger and Joseph Filtingberger, both of Cedar Vale, KS, daughters, Teresa Stout, Winfield, KS and Kathy Stacy, Vera, OK, companion, Kenneth Clifton, Vera, OK, fourteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and second husband.

Services will be held Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at 10:00 a.m. at the Wheeler Funeral Home in Cedar Vale, KS. Interment will be in the Cedar Vale Cemetery.

A memorial has been established with the Cedar Vale Hospital, which can be left with the funeral home.

Wheeler Funeral Home in Cedar Yale is in charge of the arrangements.


November 4, 1948
Pg. 1. Col. 4

MRS. CLYDIA A. STAFFORD - Submitted by Charlotte Lamb Bennett

Funeral Rites Held Wednesday For Mrs. Stafford
Funeral rites for Mrs. Clydia A. Stafford, 18, who died Monday, November 1, at Hays hospital in Cedar Vale following the birth of a son, were held at the Baird Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Rev. Foster Nelson, pastor, of the Baptist church officiated. Interment was in Greenwood cemetery.

A daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Loren Lamb of rural Sedan, Mrs. Stafford was born April 7, 1930.

Survivors include her husband, Irven Stafford, the infant son, John Wayne. Her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Loren Lamb; six sisters, Mrs. Cora Marshall of San Bernadino, CA., Mrs. Opal Lumley, Bartlesville, OK., Nella Ellen, Geraldine, Betty & Elsie of the home. Three brothers, J.B. and Carl of the home, and Claude of Peru: and several aunts, uncles, nieces & nephews. Five brothers and sisters preceded her in death.


MR. H. EUGENE STAFFORD - October 29, 1931

H. Eugene Stafford, former Chautauqua county resident, died suddenly on October 15th, while with a hunting party in the mountains near Laramie, Wyoming. He was 51 years old and had been a resident of Laramie for the past several years. Funeral services were conducted there at 2:80 p.m.. Sunday, October 18th.

Deceased was the youngest son of the late Mrs. Hannah Stafford of this county. Surviving brothers and sisters are Jas. A. Stafford of Sedan, Mrs. M. M. Golden of Elgin, Mrs. L. J. Williams of Sharon Springs, Kansas, Mrs. Lillie Pendleton and Miss Sadie Stafford of Independence, and G. S. Stafford of Ponca City, Okla. Members of his family surviving are his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Helen Cannon of Douglas, and Mrs. Virgil Wallick of Los Angeles, and two sons, Ivan and Charles of Laramie.

He was raised in Chautauqua county, Kansas, but went to Colorado in the spring of 1898, where he lived for a number of years. While there he married Miss Delia Perkins of Muncie, Kansas. A few years later they moved to Laramie where they had made their home since. The carpenter's trade was his occupation but he took an active and intelligent interest in public affairs which won him positions of public trust. He was serving the city of Laramie as a policeman at the time of his death, and had formerly served as chief of the city fire department, also Albany county in which the city of Laramie is located as a deputy sheriff.

The published account of the circumstances of his death gives the following details:

"Mr. Stafford, accompanied by his son Ivan, a member of the fire department, and Phil E. Kuntz, night police sergeant, were hunting deer in the hills in the upper canyon of the Big Laramie river when Mr. Stafford was stricken.

"The party had divided, Mr. Kuntz and the son going up on the hill while Mr. Stafford followed the canyon. After waiting for some time for Mr. Stafford to join them, they heard a shot and a shout. Running down the hill they found him lying nearly unconscious. Administering first aid they revived him and he appeared to be recovered, but as soon as he attempted to move he succumbed. He was brought to Laramie by his son and Mr. Kuntz about 1:80 p. m.

"Mr. Stafford had suffered from dizzy spells for the last five months, but insisted he was in good health. He had appeared to be feeling quite well when he left the police station that morning for his borne to prepare for the hunting trip. He had been serving a night shift beginning about midnight.

"Mr. Stafford was the third hunter to die suddenly from a heart attack in the mountains west of Laramie since the opening of the Elk and deer season October 4."


Sedan Times-Star - October 16, 1932

MRS. EVA AGNES STAFFORD

Mrs. Matt Stafford Died Sunday
Mrs. Ena Agnes Stafford, wife of Matt Stafford passed away at her home east of Sedan Sunday, October 16th, at the age of 67 years. She had been in failing health for several months.

Funeral services were held at the Christian church in Sedan Tuesday October 18 at 2:30 p. m., conducted by the Rev. Edwin G. Michael. Interment was made in Greenwood cemetery. Baird-Westlake funeral home were in charge.

Eva Agnes Hanes was born May 15, 1865, at Riverton, Iowa. She moved to Kansas when she was yet a small child. In 1884 she was married to Matt Stafford who survives her. To this union 9 children were born. Two died in infancy. The seven surviving children are Lela Mable Lucas of Tulsa, Okla.; Opal Maude Mann of St. Joseph, Missouri; John Wm. Stafford of Sedan: Bert Ray Stafford of Sedan; Lyda Marie Thrasher of Glendale, Arizona; Letha Fern Hurt of Sedan, and Omer Earl Stafford of Sedan. The deceased also leaves to mourn her passing nineteen grandchildren and five great grand children, together with many other relatives and friend.

About 25 years ago the deceased became a member of the Christian church at Sedan, but most of the time since then has lived a considerable distance away from Sedan.


The Sedan Times-Star - December 16, 1981

MR. IRVEN STAFFORD

Funeral services where held Saturday, Dec 12, at 10:00 a.m. in the Graves-Baird Chapel for Irven Stafford, 64, of Sedan. He died Thursday, Dec. 10 in the Cedar Vale Regional Hospital.

He was born Sept. 8, 1917, the son of John W. and Sophia (Sainsbury) Stafford in Sedan. He was a lifetime member of the community. Stafford retired as the sexton of Greenwood Cemetery.

He married Nellie Lamb on March 20, 1957 in Sedan. She survives.

Stafford was a veteran of World War II and was a lifetime member of the Sedan V. F. W. Post 6373.

Other survivors include: one daughter Patricia Ann Stafford of Sedan; two sons, John W. Stafford of Riverside, Calif.; and Mickey D. of Garland, Tex.; and four sisters, Mildred McCann of Sedan; Irene Furguson of Cedar Vale; Maxine Rankin of Wichita; and Grace Keithley of Kemmerer, Wyo.

Services were conducted by the Graves-Baird Funeral Home. The Rev. Dois Nix, minister of the First Baptist Church, officiated. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.


Sedan Lance - May 15, 1893

MR. JOHN STAFFORD

Died — In Peru, Feb. 13, John Stafford. He was quite old, but in good health up to this winter. He was a quiet, industrious citizen, and respected by everybody.


Sedan Lance - March 28, 1901

MRS. MARY B. STAFFORD

Died: At her home at Midway, Kans., March 20th, 1901, Mrs. Mary Belle Stafford, wife of Ellis Stafford, and daughter of Mrs. S.S. Hatch.

The deceased was born in Garnett, Kansas, October 31, 1868. Her maiden name was Severn. She moved with her parents to Chautauqua county, when only five years of age, and lived here until her marriage in 1885. She attended Baker University in the year 1884. After her marriage she lived with her husband in the county of Chautauqua, until 1898, when they removed to Crawford county where she died.

She had an attack of that dreadful disease known as la-grippe, but seemed to be recovering and on Sunday, March 17th, she said she felt no pain, but complained of being very weak. Tuesday, March 19th, she sat up and wrote a letter, and was seemingly much better until about nine o'clock, when she took a very hard chill, and died at 3:15 in the afternoon.

The remains were brought back to Peru, her former home, and the funeral sermon was preached by Rev. J. D. McBrian, on the 22d, at the Christian church. The funeral services were attended by an unusually large number of loving and sympathizing friends. The church was most beautifully decorated with lovely flowers.

After the funeral services at the church, the remains were followed by a large funeral procession to the cemetery east of Sedan, where the beloved form was laid away to rest, there to remain until the Angel shall proclaim the triumph over the last enemy.

The deceased leaves a husband and four children, besides a loving mother, a step father, two brothers and two sisters, and a host of sorrowing friends and relatives. She was loved by all who knew her, and we have every reason to hope for a happy reunion with her in the sweet by and by. - J.D. McBrian.


By a Journal Correspondent)

MR. MATHEY STAFFORD - February 14, 1933

Mathey Stafford Is Dead at Sedan
Sedan, Feb. 14. — Mathey Stafford, 70, who came to Chautauqua county from Indiana thirty-five years ago, died at 5:30 o'clock this morning in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Denney Hurt, in Sedan, where he was brought ten days ago from his home twelve miles from here. He apparently was suffering from only a cold at that time.

Besides Mrs. Hurt, Mr. Stafford leaves three other daughters, Mrs. Mable Lucas of Tulsa, Mrs. Maude Mann of St. Joseph, Mo., and Mrs. Lydia Thrasher of Glendale, Ariz. three sons, J. W., Albert and Omer Stafford of Sedan; a brother, Ellis Stafford of Sedan; a half brother, John Stafford of Cassoday, Kan., and two half-sisters. Mrs. Lot Kelley and Mrs. Flo Bryols of Girard, Kan.

The body was removed to the Baird-Westlake funeral home, pending completion of funeral arrangements.

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Mathew Stafford, aged 70, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. 'Denny' Hurt, early Tuesday morning, February 14th. He had been ill only a few days with Influenza complicated with pneumonia.

Funeral services were held at the Christian church, Sedan, this Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Edwin G. Michael assisted by Rev. W. G. Hall. Interment in Greenwood cemetery. Baird-Westlake in charge.

Deceased was born March 15th, 1862 in Davis county, Indiana, He is survived by three sons and four daughters - J. W. Stafford, Bert Stafford and Omar Stafford, all of Sedan; Mrs. Mabel Lucas of Tulsa, Mrs. Maud Mann of St. Joe, Missouri, Mrs. Lydia Marie Thresher of Glendale, Arizona and Letha Fern Hurt of Sedan. He is also survived by one bother, Ellis, of rural Sedan, a half brother, John Stafford, of Cassidy, Kansas, and two half sisters, Mrs. Lott Kelley and Mrs. Flu Bryols of Girard, Kansas. His Wife preceded him in death on the 16th of last October.


Sedan Times-Star - November 7, 2007

MRS. NELLA E. STAFFORD

Nella Ellen Stafford, age 78, of Sedan, passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007 at Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan.

She was born Nov. 8, 1928 to Loren Daniel and Blanche (Robinson) Lamb. She attended school in Sedan until the eleventh grade.

On March 20, 1957, she married Irven Stafford in Sedan. They lived in the Sedan and Chautauqua area all their life. She worked as a cook in several restaurants in Sedan until finally retiring from Jimmy’s Donut Shop in 1990. She was preceded in death by her husband on Dec. 10, 1981.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sedan. She loved to dance in her younger years, and loved to sew, play bingo, read, and search word puzzles.

She is survived by two sons, Mickey (Mick) Lamb of Arkansas City, Kan., and John W. Stafford of Riverside, Calif.; one daughter, Pat Stafford of Sedan; one sister, Cora Marshall of Riverside, Calif.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, three brothers, and five sisters.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday Nov. 6,2007 at the First Baptist Church in Sedan with Reverend J. Dean McNamara officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan. Friends may call on Monday, Nov. 5, 2007 from noon until 9 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan.

The family has suggested memorials to the Pleasant Valley Manor Activity Fund and can be left with the funeral home.

David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.


Prairie Star - October 8, 2008

INFANT ABIGAYLE M. STAMPER

Abigayl Marie Stamper, four-month-old daughter of Rusy and Raychel Stamper, died Sept. 30. 2008, in Owasso, Okla. Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, at Floral Haven Funeral Home in Broken Arrow, Okla.

She was the great-great-granddaughter of Kathleen McCcorkle, great-granddaughter of Iva Jean Raymon, and granddaughter of Diana Powers.

A complete obituary will follow in the next edition of the Prairie Star.


Sedan Times-Star - November 24, 2004

MR. JACK A. STAMPER

SUN CITY, Ariz. - Jack A. Stamper passed away on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004. He was the son of the late Roy Stamper and Iva Jean Raymon.

A memorial service was held at the Evangelical Methodist Church in Bartlesville, Okla. on Saturday, Nov. 6,2004.


March 19, 1976

MR. GENERAL W. STANFILL - Submitted by Carol Bader

General Wesley Stanfill, 66, of Tahlequah, Okla., died Friday, March 19, in Emergency Center at Tahlequah of heart blockage. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. David Barnett in Graves Memorial Chapel in Caney at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Mr. Stanfill was a retired Service Pipe Line Co., employee and at one time worked in the company's plant at Hulah. He also had worked at Sycamore, Nowata and other Service Pipe Line installations.

He was a brother-in-law of Charles N. Scott of Caney.

Mr. Stanfill was a member of the First Christian Church and of the Masonic Lodge at Ada, Okla.

He was a son of William and Rachel (Parker) Stanfill and he was born Aug. 26, 1909 at Lone Elm, Ark.

He married Eva Scott on Dec. 24, 1928 at Sedan, Kan., and she survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Shirley Cagle, of Houston, Tex.; a stepson, Hugh L. Hopper, of Shreveport, La.; a brother, John L. Stanfill, of Sacramento, Calif.; four grandchildren, and one great- grandchild.

Burial was in Elcado Cemetery, south of Peru, Kan. Masonic rites were a part of the funeral service with Clarence Gillham orator and Ted Simpson chaplain.

Casket bearers were Forrest Martin, Sam Morrow, Ed Miller, Merril Wilson, Charles Defenbaugh and E. W. Hazel.


Sedan Times-Star - January 23, 2002

MR. CHRISTOPHER L. STANGLE

Christopher Lee Stangle, a resident of Enterprise, Kansas, passed away at Memorial Hospital in Abilene, KS on Friday, January 18, 2002, at the age of 38.

Chris was born August 11, 1963 at Fort Benning, GA. His parents are August F. and Helen Marie (Shaw) Stangle. The family moved to Enterprise on August 26, 1970. He attended Enterprise Grade School and graduated from Chapman High School with the class of 1982. He worked at MacDonald's, the Alco Warehouse and Veal Construction, all in Abilene, KS and took First Responder and EMT classes. He attended the Washburn University in Topeka, KS in the fall of 1990. He worked as a Dispatcher and Jailer for the Dickinson County Sheriff's Dept. and he had been a Patrolman for the City of Chapman, KS. He had worked in Herington, KS as an EMT.

Survivors include his parents, August and Helen Stangle, Enterprise, KS, four brothers, August F Stangle, Jr., Concordia, KS, Joseph J. Stangle, Sedona, AZ, Charles E. Stangle, Sedan, KS and Darrell E. Stangle, Gilbert, AZ.

Funeral services were held at the Londeen Funeral Chapel in Chapman, KS on Wednesday, January 23, 2002, at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Jack Craig officiating. Burial was at Mount Hope Cemetery in Enterprise, KS.

Memorials may be given to the Enterprise Grade School Library or the Enterprise Public Library. Memorials may be sent in care of the Londeen Funeral Chapel, Box 429, Chapman, KS 67431.


Sedan Times-Star - June 24, 2007

DR. DOROTHY M. STANNARD

Dr. Dorothy M. Stannard, age 85 formerly of Delaware died Sunday afternoon, June 24, 2007 at Bennington Glen in Marengo.

Born on July 10, 1921 in Girard, Kansas to the late George and Mary Maude (Fisher) Stannard, she resided near Bellepoint from 1955 until 1993, when she moved to Centerburg. A graduate of Wyandotte High School, Kansas City, Kansas in 1939, she completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas and was a member of the women's rifle team.

Dorothy completed her Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Wisconsin in 1948. From a class of 150, she was one of five women. One of her favorite assignments came in serving the obstetrics ward of the former Chicago Maternity Center. After graduation, she studied tuberculin surgery under the direction of a French surgeon in Grenoble, France. Dorothy completed her internship in 1949 with Grant Hospital in Columbus. She practiced medicine at the Ohio State School for the Mentally Handicapped on W. Broad St. in Columbus until the birth of her son.

Not only proud of becoming a physician and mother, she was also proud of her Kansas roots as she lived the state's motto "Ad astra per aspera"; "To the stars through difficulty". With a never-quit attitude, she was both intelligent and sympathetic. A member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Delaware, she had most recently attended the Centerburg Enterprise Baptist Church and Marengo United Methodist Church.

She had been active in the Bellepoint and Ostrander communities, serving as a Cub Scout den mother, room mother, PTA member, and member of the Garden Club. An avid swimmer, she enjoyed tennis, gardening, playing the piano, and her favorite role of mother and grandmother.

Survived by her son Brett (Terri) Allen of Indian Springs, Ohio, grandson Austin Allen, one niece, Cherie Stannard Muehlberger, 3 nephews, Chris Stannard, Jan Stannard, Eric Stannard, and numerous dear friends.

Preceded in death by brothers Robert and Frank Stannard.

Friends may call Thursday from 12-2 p.m. at Bennington Glen, 825 SR 61, Marengo. Memorial services will follow at Thursday, 2 p.m. at Bennington Glen. Interment in Ozro Falls Cemetery, Cedar Vale, Kansas. Memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society of Delaware County, 4920 SR 37 E., Delaware, Ohio 43015 or Columbus Zoo, P.O. Box 400, Powell, Ohio 43065.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.


Prairie Star - January 1, 2014

MRS. ESTHER E. STANTON

out of state Esther E. Stanton passed away Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at Windsor Place Nursing Home in Coffeyville. She was 84 years old.

Esther was born May 17, 1929, in Old Mexico, the daughter of Luis and Aurora (Borja) Vizcaino.

On Oct. 9, 1953, she married Kenneth Melton Stanton in El Paso, Texas. He preceded her in death April 25, 1993. The Stantons made their home for many years in Pawhuska. Esther was a very dedicated member of the Church and serving the Lord. She loved being a wife and mother. In her spare time she enjoyed quilting, crocheting, flower gardening, blowing and playing card games.

Surviving are her sons Billy Joe Stanton of Bartlesville and David Lee Stanton of Sedan; daughters Wendy Jo Franklin of Ash Grove, Mo., and Cindy Jo Dildine of Owasso, Okla.; brother Rigo Vizcaino; sister Aurora Vizcaino, grandchildren Amber Stanton, Shane Stanton, Kenny Stanton, Terry Stanton, Brandon Stanton, Raven Reeves, Carey Dildine and Cole Franklin; seven great-grandchildren; numbers nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends.

Esther was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 19, at 10 a.m., at McCartney’s Johnson Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Franklin, Pawhuska Assembly of God Church, officiating. Interment was in the A. J. Powell Cemetery in Hominy, Okla.

McCartney’s Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Sedan Lance - November 6, 1903

MR. MCDONALD STAPLETON

McDonald Stapleton Dead
Heart Failure Causes the Death of One of Cedar Vale's Best Men.
McDonald Stapleton died at his home at Cedar Vale Sunday at 3 p.m., of heart failure, brought on by congestion of the stomach. He had only been sick since Saturday evening, having attended to his work in his business all that day. The funeral services were held at the residence Monday afternoon, conducted by Rector Talbot, and burial was at 4 p.m., at the Cedar Vale cemetery.

Mr. Stapleton was one of Cedar Vale's most prominent citizens, having been engaged in business there nearly every since the town started. He was a member of the Elks lodge, the I.O.O.F, and a thirty-second degree Mason. He leaves a wife and two children, Earle and Floy Stapleton.

McDonald Stapleton was born in Iowa in 1846. He came to Kansas in 1856 with his parents and located in Wyandotte county. The family moved from there to Monticello Mo., McD. and his father engaged in the mercantile business. In the year 1872 they disposed of their stock of goods and moved to ???ette, in Cowley county. There they established another general merchandise store and freighted their goods by wagon from Kansas City. In 1882 McD. Stapleton went to Cambridge, Cowley county, and there he and Austin Brown, now postmaster at Cedar Vale, went into business together: While living at Cambridge Mr. Stapleton was married to Miss Rebekah Ramage,. In 1882 Brown & Stapleton, as the Cambridge firm was called, moved their store to Cedar Vale, where they continued in business together for a number of years. Mr. Brown sold out to Mr. Stapleton and Stapleton established a hardware and implement business, which he has conducted with a big profit to himself every since.


Sedan Times-Star - September 07, 2005

MR. REFORD A. STARBUCK

Woodward, Okla. - Reford Allen Starbuck passed away on Aug. 24, 2005 in front of the dialysis center at Woodward, Okla. For the past several years, he had been a severe diabetic. Services were held Aug. 27, 2005 at 11 a.m. in the Laverne High School Auditorium, with the Rev. Carol Reich officiating.

Reford took his last ride to the Madison Cemetery at Slapout, Okla. in the back of the big red fire truck. Casket bearers were members of the Slapout fire department. Honorary casket bearers were the Beaver County fire department and EMS and Laverne EMS. Amazing Grace was played on the bagpipes.

Reford was born July 12, 1956 to Don and Hortense (Daniel) Starbuck at Shattuck, Okla. The family moved to the St. Charles community just north of Sedan, Kan. in October of 1964. He attended school in Sedan, graduating with the class of 1976. In 1977, the family moved back to Slapout, Okla., where Reford was engaged with his father in farming. He later worked for a cattle operation for five years. For the last 13 years, he was employed with the Beaver County Road Department.

In 1978, Reford received his EMS certification, then took his rural firefighters training and became the Beaver County Fire Chief in late 1978. He was also a first responder and storm spotter. These were all volunteer jobs that he retained until his death.

Reford married Lola Gibson, the love of his life, and her two children, Alicia and Danny, on Oct. 6, 2001, in Boiling Springs Park in Woodward, Okla. He leaves behind his wife, Lola, and son, Danny, of the home, daughter, Alicia K. Geionety, two small grandchildren, all of Woodward, Okla., his parents, Don and Hortense Starbuck, Slapout, Okla., three brothers, John, Elk City, Okla., Kelly, Newcastle, Colo. and Charlie, Grand View, Idaho, three sisters, LaDona Roddy, May, Okla., LaCinda Miller, Southport NC and Ramona Willoughby, Edmond, Okla., and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and close friends. The family has set up a Reford Starbuck Memorial Scholarship for EMS and firefighter training. Contributions may be sent to Slapout Fire Department, Rt. 2 Box 86, Gage, OK 73843. Clark-Wilkinson Funeral Home of Laveme, Okla. were in charge of the services.


Winfield Daily Courier - March 17, 1998

MR. O. B. STARK - Submitted by Atcha Nolan

CEDAR VALE - O.B. Stark, 78, of Cedar Vale, died March 14, 1998, at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Okla.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Ozro Falls Cemetery at Hewins. Wheeler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A memorial has been established with the Maude Carpenter Children's Home.

Stark was born Oct. 18, 1919, in DeQueen, Ark., to Frank Herman and Ruby Dale (Lemert) Stark. He graduated from Cedar Vale High School in 1938 and attended Pittsburg State Teachers College.

During World War II, he served with the U.S. Air Force in the European Theatre.

Stark worked as a farmer, then for Rice-House Feeds and the Sedan Seed store, later as the Cedar Vale city clerk and as a field inspector for Reiss & Goodness Engineers in Wichita.

He was a a member of the Cedar Vale Church of Christ and the American Legion.

Survivors include a sister, Lua Mills, Sedan.


Prairie Star - March 14, 2012

MRS. EILEEN STAUFFER

Eileen (Cude) Stauffer, age 88, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2012 at the Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held Friday, March 9, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church in Sedan with Reverend Jerry Bever officiating. A private inurnment will follow at a later date.

Elieen Smith was born Nov. 26,1923, in a farmhouse between Moline and Granola, to parents, Clio and Ella Smith. She attended grade school and high school in Moline, graduating in 1939 at the age of 15.

She attended the University of Kansas, majoring in Bacteriology and graduating at age 19. She later moved to Tacoma, Wash., where she took a paid internship as a medical technician. In those days, paid internships for women were unheard of. However, lab technicians were needed to manage the care of the wounded from the World War II Pacific Theater brought in to the Seattle/Tacoma area.

After working in Tacoma for two years, she worked in Phoenix, Ariz., for a year, then moved on to St Johns' Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif., where she worked in a clinical lab in Beverly Hills. It was her job to make house calls on celebrities to perform lab work. Some of her notable patients were Ronald Reagan, Jane Wyman, William Randolph Hearst, Ann Baxter, Red Skelton, Judy Garland, and Van Johnson.

While in Santa Monica, Eileen met a local landscaper named Jim Cude. They fell in love and married in Las Vegas in 1946. When a new law was enacted, requiring landscapers to be licensed, Jim felt his lack of education would prevent him from obtaining the license. So, in 1948, Jim and Eileen decided to move back to southeast Kansas and purchase a small greenhouse and retail flower shop and so the history of Sedan Floral began.

Eileen and Jim's Sedan Floral was a team effort. Jim ran the wholesale and Eileen handled the retail shop. For the next 40 years Eileen adorned prom dresses with elegant corsages, brides and weddings were floral extravaganzas, and even the churches and funeral homes were filled with beautiful floral tributes. Everyone in town and from towns near and far remember the wonderful Christmas Open Houses with tens of thousands of poinsettias and the spring abundance of bedding plants that brightened our homes and businesses.

After 23 years of marriage, Jim died unexpectedly in 1969, leaving Eileen to forge ahead with both the retail and wholesale business. Jim had been an active farmer and had a great deal of farm machinery. Eileen did not want to continue the farming operation so decided to hire an auction company to liquidate the equipment. The handsome and charming Andy Focht was the auctioneer who came to the rescue. They became friends and later married in 1971. They were together 20 years until Andy passed away in late 1990.

High school reunions for Moline were always a springtime highlight for Eileen. She enjoyed meeting her old friends again and getting reacquainted. In 1992, Howard Stauffer from Grenola, an old boyfriend during High School came back for his class reunion. Eileen and Howard began dating and two years later they married. Oh how they loved to dance...They jitterbugged their way across the next 10 years until Howard's death in 2004.

Although her health failed in her last years, she never stopped enjoying life and pursuing her hobbies. She enjoyed reading and was an avid sports fan. She loved to visit with her friends and was never seen without a fresh hairdo, lipstick and perfume. She was a gracious lady.

Eileen is survived by four children, Cherie, Greg, Garry, and Lori Cude, six grandchildren, one great grandchild, and a host of loving friends.


Sedan Times-Star - January 14, 2004

MR. HOWARD V. STAUFFER

SEDAN, Kan. - Howard Vernon “Grinny” Stauffer, 83, of Sedan, Kan., died Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at Overland Park Medical Center in Overland Park, Kan.

He was born Oct. 6, 1920 at Grenola, Kan. to Edward J. and Bertha (Schul) Stauffer. He grew up in the Grenola area and attended Grenola schools.

On Sept. 29, 1942, he married Bertha Bonita Campbell at Winfield, Kan. Shortly after their marriage, he entered the U.S. Army, serving during WW II in North Africa, Italy and France for over three years. Following his discharge, they moved to Wichita, where he began his career as a sales representative for welding supply companies. In 1959, they moved to Sioux City, Iowa, where he continued his career advancing to regional sales manager and vice president. While in Sioux City, he invented and patented an inert gas flow control used in tig and mig welding. Mrs. Stauffer preceded him in death on Jan. 2, 1992. Mr. Stauffer continued working until retiring in 1993.

On March 14, 1994, he married Eileen Focht of Sedan at Miami, Okla. Following their marriage, they made their home in Sedan.

Mr. Stauffer was a member of the Sedan First United Methodist Church, the American Welding Society, founder of the Sioux City Chapter of the American Welding Society, Sedan V.F.W. Post 112, Sedan Lions Club and the Sedan Country Club. He enjoyed golf and excelled at softball when he was young. On April 4, 1992, he was inducted into the Kansas Amateur Softball Hall of Fame.

Survivors include his wife, Eileen, of the home in Sedan, two sons, Gregory Stauffer, St. Louis, Mo. and Gary Stauffer, Overland Park, Kan.; two stepsons, Greg Cude’, Tulsa, Okla. and Gary Cude’, Sedan, Kan.; two stepdaughters, Cherie Cude’, Frederickburg, Texas and Lori Cude’, Wichita, Kan.; his stepmother, Pearl Stauffer, Moline, Kan.; one sister, Darlene Baker, Houston, Texas; five grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren, three greatgrandchildren.

Services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, in the First United Methodist Church in Sedan, with Rev. Jerry Bever officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery at Winfield.

The family suggests memorials to Sedan Area Foundation or the First United Methodist Church. Contributions may be left with the David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan, who was in charge of the arrangements.


Sedan Times-Star - January 20, 1930

MR. NOEL STEERS

The sudden death of Mr. Noel Steers of Peru, Kansas, occurred early Monday morning, Jan. 20th, which closed the life of a man who has undoubtedly had more misfortunes than any other man on earth.

A few years ago one of his children, contracted spinal meningitis and lay ill for months suffering intense agony all the time. Finally God called the little child home. Shorty afterwards’ followed the death of one of his little girls; another daughter contracted tuberculosis and three year ago the family moved to Colorado for her health; during that winter his wife took pneumonia and died. Her body was shipped to Peru and buried at Elcado cemetery. More than a year ago the father, three daughters and a son came from Colorado and began all over again by moving to Peru, and Mr. Steers working in the tile plant about three months ago a five year old boy fell into a tub of water and was burned severely. He was taken to Mercy hospital and for weeks his recovery was doubtful, but finally improved and was brought home. January 14 the crippled daughter, Iva., fell on the sidewalk and broke her hip. She was in this condition when her father took pneumonia on Friday and died the following Monday morning. It seems that fate has been against this family from the beginning.

Mr. and Mrs. Steers were both mighty good people, hard working, economical, but financial reverses as well as all kinds of misfortune was their portion. The father has taken the place of both parents since his wife’s death and now his death leaves them orphaned.

The funeral and burial are delayed to give his brother, Ed Steers time to come from Texas. The funeral and burial will be at Elcado. The children have the sympathy of all and the community, which should give them help at present and in the years to come.


Sedan Times-Star - January 14, 2004

MRS. CAROL A. STEGELMAN

ROSWELL, NM - Carol Allison Stegelman, 70, of Roswell, NM, passed away on Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at the home of her daughter in Everett, Wash. She was born May 13, 1933 in Woodward, Okla. to F. R. “Curley” and Velma (Scovel) Allison.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elvin, in 1976 and her father in 1975.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Dennis Trettel, Everett, Wash., son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Ten Stegelman, Cody, Wyo., mother, Velma Allison, Winfield, Kan., three brothers, Ronald Allison and Max Allison, both of Grenola, Kan., Cliff Allison, Roswell, NM, two sisters, Rita Baker, Rose Hill, Kan. and Verna Brooks, Sedan, Kan., four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Cremation has been effected and interment will be at a later date in Laramie, Wyo.

Contributions in her memory can be made to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Box 3267, Wichita, KS 67201.


The Sedan Times-Star - November 7, 1979

MRS. MARY B. STEPHENS - Submitted by AFOFG

Mary Belle Stephens Dies November 1
Mary Belle Stephens, 94, died Nov. 1 in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was born Jan. 22, 1887, at Wauneta to Milton Hankison and Emma (Ledger) Hankison. She moved from Wauneta to Colorado some 50 years ago. Her husband John, preceded her in death about 1970.

Mrs. Stephens is survived by two brothers, Wayne A. of Wichita and George of Latham; and two sisters, Gertrude Gates of Sedan and Elsie Wells of Garber, Okla.

Graveside services and interment were at Round Mound cemetery near Cedar Vale at 11 a.m. Monday, Rev. Lewis Fowler, chaplain, officiated. Services were arranged by Broadway Mortuary.


Sedan Times-Star - October 3, 2007

MR. ALLEN E. STEPHENSON

Allen E. “Gene” Stephenson, 85, of Sedan, passed away Friday morning, Sept. 28, 2007, at his home.

He was born July 31, 1922, on the family farm near Sedan to Hugh Allen and Myrtle May (Howell) Stephenson. He grew up near Sedan where he attended school graduating from Sedan High School in 1941. He later attended and graduated from Kansas State University.

Gene was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps from September 1942 until being discharged in November 1945. While in the Army Air Corp he served as B-17 Flying Fortress Pilot based in England flying missions over Central Europe.

On July 31, 1955 he married Mary L. Kocher at Sedan. Following their marriage, they made their home on their farm east of Sedan, where he farmed and ranched. Mrs. Stephenson preceded him in death on Oct. 15, 1978.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sedan.

Survivors include one brother, Clark Stephenson of Colorado Springs, Colo.; his extended family that he considered his kids and grandchildren, Art and Susie Wade, Niki Wade and Franny Wade all of rural Peru, and Lindsey (Wade) Carter and her husband Chad, and their son, Oakley; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and five brothers.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, in the First United Methodist Church in Sedan, with Rev. Jeny Bever officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery at Sedan with military honors provided by the U.S. Army Honor Guard, Fart Riley, Kan.

Memorials are suggested to the Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University; contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed do David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361.


Sedan Times-Star - Thursday September 30, 1943

SGT. CLYDE MEAD STEPHENSON - Submitted by Charlotte Lamb Bennett

Sgt. Stephenson Killed In Plane Accident
Funeral Rites Sunday, At Christian Church; Military Services.
Funeral services for Sgt. Clyde M. Stephenson, who was killed in a plane crash at the Pratt, Kansas air field last Thursday morning at 11 o’clock were held at the Christian Church at 2:30 Sunday afternoon, with the Rev. Robert E. Beck officiating.

Music was furnished by a male quartet composed of August Trollmon, Joe Hunsaker, R. L. Harmon and Ben J. Funk, who sang” Beautiful Isle of Somewhere.”

A favorite song of Sgt. Stephenson’s “Shadows” was sung by August Trollmon. The quartet also sang “Sometime We Will Understand.”

The Rev. Beck based his sermon on "They That Wait Upon The Lord shall renew their strength; They shall rise up as Eagles" taken from Isaiah 40:31; putting particular stress upon the idea of successful eternal fight.

The remains were brought to Sedan by military ambulance, accompanied by S. Sgt. Berlin and Sgt L. R. Haueison, who had been with Sgt. Stephenson for more than a year, and who has been a guest in the Stephenson home.

Sgt. Stephenson and two others from the Pratt air base were killed in routine flight, and it is not known what caused the plane to crash. He had recently been appointed crew chief for the plane in which he met his death.

Sgt. Stephenson was born July 31, 1919 near Sedan and grew up here. He attended grade school at Sedan and at Caney Valley. He graduated from the local high school in 1937. He also attended Tulsa University and Pittsburg Teachers College. He was a member of the Sedan Christian Church.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps Jan. 1, 1942 and left for service January 13th. He spent fifteen months in Central America. His first furlough began July 5, 1943, which he spent with his parents, returning to the air base at Pratt, where he has since been stationed.

Survivors are; his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Harry Stephenson; a brother Wilmer, who is in the navy and unable to be reached at this time; and his grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. George Meacham, Caney Valley community, and several aunts & uncles.

Pall bearers were all members of the personel at Coffeyville Army Air Field: Sgt. Mansfield, T. 3rd Sgt. Willet, S. Sgt. Hedges, Sgt. Downing, Sgt, Baird and Cpl. Miles.

Chaplain J. N. Kelly from the Coffeyville Anny Air Field was in charge of the Military service at the grave.

Lieut. Beckley was captain of the firing squad composed of S. Sgt Lewis, S. Sgt Cunningham, Sgt. LeDaine, Cpl. Morton, Sgt. Shahan, and Cpl. Mictice, Lt. Beckley presented the flag to the parents at the close of the service.

The buglers were Cpl. Wingstand and Sgt. Coruso. A letter of condolunce was received from Chaplain Bartholomeu A. Adler of the Army Air Base at Pratt, in which he states; “All of us are deeply indebted to Clyde, because he has been great and noble; he has shown us the True meaning of love, which means a giving, and he has given his all for you, for me, for his friends, and for his Country” “You may well be proud of him.”

Out of Town relatives who attended the funeral were: Mrs. J. K. Ausmus and sons, Lamar, Colorado; Mr. & Mrs. Sam Mobley & family, & Mrs. Vesta Nobles & daughter, Wichita. Mrs. Henry Houser, Niotaze, Mrs. Jennie Allison and son, Howard; Mr. & Mrs. Charles Houser, and Mrs. Orville Lair, Bartlesville, Mr. & Mrs. Byron Stephenson and daughters, Baxter Springs, Eugene Stephenson of Sioux City, Iowa, arrived two hours too late for the funeral.

Among friends from out of town attending the funeral were, Miss Jessie Lee Gilman, Mrs. Nancy McAfee, Mrs. Richard Mullen, Miss Sharlene Misner, Mrs. Cathren McCoy & Miss Arlene McNown all of Wichita; Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Bowen, Coffeyville, Mr. & Mrs. Allie Ward & daughters.

Mr. & Mrs. Oman G. Barnes, Sgt. & Mrs. James S. Lennington, Independence; Mr. & Mrs. Carl Rodgers & Mary, Chelesea, OK; Mr. & Mrs. Byrd Oglesbee & sons; Burton, KS. W. J. McNally Skiatook, Ok., Sgt. & Mrs. Forrest Penney, Salina, KS., Sgt L. R. Haueisen, Pratt, KS., Mrs. Ben Camp, Mrs. Wilma Camp, Mrs. Irene Sawyer, Mrs. J. R. McNown & Peggy, Moline, KS.

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Sgt. Clyde Mead Stephenson; oldest son of Harvey J. and Hazel Stephenson, was born July 31, 1919, near Sedan, Kansas and died Sept. 23, 1943.

He grew up in the Sedan community and attended grade school at Sedan & Caney Valley School. He graduated from Sedan High School in the class of 1937. Attended Tulsa University for one & one half years, then Pittsburg Teachers College for one and one half years, making many friends wherever he was.

He became a member of the Sedan Christian Church in early teens and always was interested in his church.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps January 1, 1942, leaving for the service January 13th. He spent fifrteen months in Central America- much of the time in school.

In July, 1943 he returned to the air base at Pratt, Kansas, and had been there since except for two weeks spent here with his family.

He had just been made Crew Chief and was an Aerial Engineer, He took a great interest in his work and his duties as a soldier.

He leaves to mourn his passing his parents, a brother, Wilmer who is in the Navy, his fiance, Miss Wilma Camp, his grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. George Meacham, ten uncles & aunts, many other relatives, and a host of friends.

The remains were brought to Sedan by Military Ambulance, accompanied by S. Sergeant Berlin & Sgt. L. R. Haucisen.


Sedan Times-Star - January 9, 2008

MRS. DARLENE J. STEPHENSON

Darlene J. Stephenson, age 79, of Sedan, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2008 at the Pleasant Valley Manor Nursing Home in Sedan.

She was born Oct. 20, 1928 in the Belknap Community to Ralph Wilson and Bessie Violet (Storms) McAlister. She attended school at Belknap and graduated from Sedan High School in Sedan. She married Wilmer R. Stephenson on Nov. 2, 1946 in Sedan, where they made their home. He preceded her in death on Feb.14,2002.

She retired from the Sedan City Hospital after thirty years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Sedan, Beta Sigma Phi, Chatty Kathy Quilters, Business Women's, Red Hatters and Dorcas.

She is survived by three sons, Jim Stephenson of Augusta, Scott Stephenson of Sedan, and John Stephenson of Augusta; one daughter, Susan Dawson of Emporia; one brother, Melvin McAlister of Moline; five sisters, Wanda McAlister of Wichita, Helen Youcham of Hooker, Okla., Phyllis Hawkins of rural Moline, Mary Osborn of Bella Vista, Ark., and Karen Hey of Independence; ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Wilmer and two brothers, Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008 at the First United Methodist Church in Sedan with Reverend Jerry Bever and Earl Tresner officiating. Interment followed at the Belknap Cemetery, located northwest of Sedan.

The family has suggestedme-morial contributions to the First United Methodist Church and Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and these remembrances may be left in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas Street, Sedan, Kansas 67361. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.


MR. FRANK STEPHENS - February 8, 1933

Frank Stephens Dies Suddenly
Frank Stephens, well known barber of Sedan, died suddenly Wednesday forenoon. The cause of death given by the attending physician was apoplexy. He had come to work as usual at the Roy Boyd barber shop in the Fish building Wednesday morning. About 10:30 he went home complaining of feeling badly and expired soon after.

He had suffered a slight stroke of apoplexy several years ago, but from all indications had recovered. He had spent the past year running the Hanson poultry and dairy farm north of town, but a few months ago returned to the Boyd barber shop which he formerly owned and assisted in operating for several years.

Funeral services will be held at the residence Friday afternoon, Feb. 10, conducted by Rev. W. G. Hall, pastor of the Presbyterian church. Interment in Greenwood cemetery with R. I. Buckles, funeral directer, in charge.

Deceased was born November 15th, 1889. He is survived by his wife, six brothers, Oscar, Henry, Harry and Chase of this community, Fred who lives in Canada and John, residing in Colorado, four sisters, Mrs. Belle Wilson, Mrs. Oscar Smith, Mrs. Dean Wilson and Mrs. Claude Hanson, all residing in this community.

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George Frankin Stephens was born November 15th, 1889, ten miles south west of Sedan in the Moore Prairie neighbcrhood. He died at his home in Sedan. Kansas, February 8th, 1933, at the age of 43 years. 2 months and 24 days.

He was united in marriage to Georgie Kalbe at Sedan, Kansas, December 22nd, 1924. Since their marriage they have lived in Sedan. For many years he owned and operated a barber shop on south Chautauqua Street and was engaged in this business when he died.

He was a. good man, a good husband and a very peaceable, conservative, exemplarary citizen. He was very greatly liked by all who knew him.

He leaves bereaved by his untimely and sudden passing six brothers, Oscar, Henry, Harry and Chase of Sedan, John of Rush, Colorado and Fred of Sex Smith, Alberta, Canada. Four sisters Mrs. Bell Wilson, Mrs. Mary Smith, Mrs. Ora Wilson and Mrs. Claude Hanson of Sedan and many warm and admiring friends.

Funeral services were held from the home Friday afternoon, February 10 conducted by Rev. W. G. Hall at 2:30. Interment was made in Greenwood cemetery.


Sedan Times-Star - September 21, 1984

MRS. HAZEL STEPHENSON - Submitted by Charlotte Lamb Bennett

Sedan — Services for Hazel Stephenson, 87, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Graves Chapel with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. She died Wednesday (Sept. 19, 1984) in the Pleasant Valley Nursing Home.

Mrs. Stephenson was born Aug. 13, 1897, in Sedan to George and Anna (Friddle) Meacham. She graduated from Sedan High School in 1916.

On July 7, 1917, she married Harry J. Stephenson in Sedan. Mr. Stephenson died April 18, 1968.

Mrs. Stephenson was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church where she had taught Sunday school since 1925. She was also a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 141 and charter member of VFW Auxiliary Post No. 6373.

Survivors include a son, Wilmer R. of Sedan; a brother, George Meacham of Denver; three sisters, Madge Ausmus and Vesta Nobles, both of Lamar, Colo., and Flossie Mobley of Castro Valley, Calif.; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society. Although the casket will be closed, friends may call at the funeral home to register.


Prairie Star - June 8, 2011

MR. JOE N. STEPHENS

Joe Neal Stephens, age 75, of Cedar Vale, (formerly of Havana) passed away Sunday, May 29, 2011 at the Coffeyville Regional Medical Center in Coffeyville.

Services were held Friday, June 3, 2011, at the Havana United Methodist Church in Havana, with Reverend Mark Davis of the Cedar Vale First Baptist Church officiating. Burial followed at the Havana Cemetery.

The family has suggested a memorial to the Veteran's Memorial Park in Havana and those remembrances can be sent to the David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361.

To view the entire obituary online or to leave a message for the family, please visit www.dwbfh.corn. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.


October 06, 1999

MR. LOY A. STEPHENSON - Submitted by Ilene Mullendore Butler

Loy A. Stephenson, age 75, died October 6, 1999, at Trinity Manor in Dodge City, Kansas.

He was born August 10, 1924 at Sedan, Kansas the son of Hugh Allen and Mertie Mae (Howell) Stephenson. A Dodge City resident since March of 1996, moving from Oakley he was an Engineering Technician for the Kansas Department of Transportation, retiring in April of 1984.

He served in the United States Army during WWII in the Pacific Theatre and received the Bronze Star for participating in the invasion of the Philippines.

He was a member of the First Methodist Church and Circle of Hope Cancer Group, both of Dodge City.

On June 29, 1946 he married Esther L. Weaver at Independence, KS. She survives at the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Larry, Dodge City and Kenneth, Ulysses, one daughter, Sherry Kirby, Cheyenne Wells, CO. three brothers, James B., Topeka, Clark, Colorado Springs, CO and Allen, Sedan, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Harold, Kenneth and Gail.

Funeral services were held Saturday, October 9, 1999, at 2:00 p.m. at the Burkhart Funeral Chapel in Dodge City, with Rev. Dick Robbins officiating.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice of the Prairie or Circle of Hope Cancer Group, both in care of the Burkhart Funeral Chapel, 1901 N. 14th Avenue, Dodge City, KS 67801.


Sedan Times-Star - 1921

INFANT EARL STEPHENSON

Earl, the eleven months old baby of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Stephenson died at the family home north of Sedan Thursday after a lingering illness. When the baby was very young an attack of influenza undermined its constitution and left it very delicate.

Funeral services were conducted at the Monett cemetery Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock by Rev. C. T. Cotton, pastor of the Methodist church. Music was furnished by a quartet composed of Mrs. Frank Harmon, Misses Ruth and Leah Floyd and Edith Moore and Mrs. Frank Harmon. Interment was made at Monett.

Much sympathy is felt for Mr. and Mrs. Stephenson as in addition to the loss of their baby they have a son critically ill with tetanus.


Sedan Times-Star - 1921

MASTER KENNETH L. STEPHENSON

Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Stephenson Living near Monett seem to be having more than their share of affliction. The death of their infant son about a week previous was followed by the death of their 12-year-old son, Kenneth, last Friday. The lad stepped on a nail about three weeks prior to his death which led to blood infection which cost him his life. Funeral services were conducted from the home Saturday, July 30, at 8 p. m. Rev. C. T. Cotton officiating. Pall bearers were selected from among his school mates.

Kenneth Loraine Stephenson was born April 2, 1909, and at the time of his death, July 29, was aged 12 years, 3 months and 27 days. He was an unusually bright, lovable and obedient child. He leaves a father, mother and three brothers to mourn his loss. The family has the sincere sympathy of all in their sad affliction.


Sedan Times-Star - February 20, 2002

MRS. WILMER REID STEPHENSON

Wilmer Reid Stephenson, age 78, of Sedan, Kansas, died Thursday, February 14, 2002, in Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, OK.

He was born April 26, 1923 east of Sedan to Harry J. and Bonnie Hazel (Meacham) Stephenson. He grew up in the Sedan area attending country schools in Chautauqua County and graduated from Sedan High School. Mr. Stephenson was a Veteran of World War II, serving in the U. S. Navy serving on the U.S.S. Adhara.

On November 2, 1946, he married Darlene McAlister in Sedan. Following their marriage, they made their home in Sedan. Mr. Stephenson was a retired U. S. Postal Service employee.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sedan, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Sedan Country Club. He was also a Lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and North American Hunter.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene, of the home, three sons, Jim, Augusta, KS, Scott, Sedan, KS and John, Augusta, KS, one daughter, Susan Dawson, Emporia, KS, ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, one brother, Clyde. preceded him in death.

Services were held Monday, February 18, 2002, at 1:30 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church in Sedan. Burial was in the Belknap Cemetery northeast of Sedan, under the direction of the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan.

Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church or the Sedan Country Club. Contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, Box 7, Sedan, KS 67361.


Sedan Lance - June 15, 1906

MR. G. W. STERLING - submitted by Linda Kmiecik

G. W. Sterling was born in Athens county, Ohio, September 7, 1841 moving to Illinois with his parents at the age of 16, settling in Mayopia county, that state. In 1860 be was united in marriage to his wife who survives him, Mrs. Sarah J. Sterling, at Corlinville, Illinois. To this union was born eight children, six boys and two girls, six of whom are now living. One son died in infancy and one at the age of 21 years, the latter being the youngest boy and staying at home with his parents, was a great loss to them.
Mr. Sterling has been in poor health for two years. On May 14 be suffered a paralytic stroke and lingered for three weeks, passing away Monday, June 1, 1906 aged 64 year, 8 months and 27 day.
Mr. Sterling and wife united with the Christian church in Illinois early in life and upon emigrating to Kansas in 1870 united with the Christian church at Round Mound where their membership remained at the time of his death.
He was laid to rest in Round Mound cemetery by the side of loved ones gone before.


Sedan Lance - October 9, 1902

MR. JOHN STERLING - submitted by Linda Kmiecik

Died, at the home of his parents near Leeds, October 1st, 1902, John Sterling, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Sterling. His age was 21 years, 8 months and 5 days. He was born in Neosho county, Kansas, and came to this county with his parents in infancy and grew up in this county. He was a good boy, of a kind and obliging disposition and a blessing to his parents and they have lost a staff to lean on in their old age, as he was ever ready and willing to care for them. [Addendum by Linda Kmiecik - Interred in the Round Mound Cemetery.]


Sedan Lance - August 21, 1902

MRS. NANCY STERLING - submitted by Linda Kmiecik

Grandma Sterling, of Summit Township, died Saturday, aged 89 years.
[Addendum by Linda Kmiecik - Nancy (Blackburn) Sterling b. 7 Aug 1815, Athens Co., OH, d. 16 Aug 1902, (89y, 9d). Widow of James Sterling who d. 1872. Both interred at Round Mound Cemetery.]


Sedan Times-Star - October 20, 1933

MRS. SALLIE STERLING

WELL KNOWN FORMER COUNTY RESIDENT DEAD
Mrs. Sallie Sterling a resident of Chautauqua county for over thirty years died at Mexico, Missouri, Friday, October 20th. The deceased was an inmate of the "King's Daughters Home” where she had lived for many years, and enjoyed the tenderest care and happy companionship. Mrs. Sterling’s parents had donated the land for the home and at their death the home in which they lived was also left to the Kings Daughters.

Funeral services were conducted at Mexico Saturday afternoon and interment made in the cemetery at that place.

She was the wife of the late Fred Sterling, whose death occurred at Florence, Colorado, October 9, 1922.

She is survived by a niece, Mrs. Salle of Mexico, and four step.children, Mrs. Elmore Lounsbury of Sedan, George Sterling, Mrs. Rose Strong of Mendo Park, California, and Mrs. Maud Sharp of Grand Canyon, Arizona.

After the death of her husband Mrs. Sterling lived with her stepchildren for a time and then went to the home. She was a lady of fine character and enjoyed the respect aad love of all who came in contact with her. Mrs. Elmore Lounsbury received the notice of her death and regretted sincerely that her ill health did not permit her to be in attendance at the funeral. She had great affection for her step-mother and the news of her death was a source of sorrow to her and members of her family.

Mrs. Sterling was for a number of years on the list of The Times-Star faithful correspondents to report the news of her community and one of the best the paper ever had.


MR. W. C. STERLING - January 8, 1925 - submitted by Linda Kmiecik

Reports reached Sedan Wednesday morning of the death Tuesday evening of W. C. Sterling, a prominent Chautauqua county farmer residing north-east of Wauneta. He had been seriously ill for several weeks. The funeral is being held today.

MR. W. C. STERLING - January 22, 1925 - submitted by Linda Kmiecik

W. C. Sterling, well known farmer, who has resided in this vicinity for many years, died at his home six miles northeast of Wauneta Jan. 6th at 6 p. m. His death followed a year of suffering which all efforts to relieve proved of no avail.
Mr. Sterling came with his parents to this county (which was then called Howard county) In August, 1871, and preempted the land on which he resided at the time of his death. July 5, 1873 he went back to Illinois and went to work for his brother-in-law, Loran Case. In the fall of 1874 he drove back to Kansas after his mother, brother and sister, his father having died in 1872. They remained in Illinois until August, 1875 when they came back to their claims.
He was born in Athens county Ohio Dec. 21, 1848, his age being 76 years and 16 days at the time of death.
March 1st, 1876 he was united in marriage to Miss Sara Emma Newton and to this union eight children were born, one son and seven daughters. One daughter, Mrs. Minnie Smith passed over Aug. 13, 1910. His wife and seven children are left to mourn his loss. They are Mrs. Rosa Obenchain of Cedar Vale; Mrs. Lotta Thompson of Salina; Mrs. Hattie Ruby of Nowata, Okla.; Mrs. Erma Purcell of Granada, Colo.; Elmer Sterling of Wauneta; Mrs. Cora Morgan of Granada Colo, and one sister; Mrs. Anna Henson. The children were all at his bedside but Mr. and Mrs. Purcell and Mrs. Morgan did not get here until he had passed away.
The funeral was conducted by Frank Hedges of Winfield who took for his text, "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord." Interment was made in the Round Mound cemetery. Vocal music was furnished by Mrs.. Pearl Burden, Mrs. Rinda Lyons, Miss Mabel Wiley, Ollie Slates and Harl Casebolt. The pall bearers were four of his grandsons, Will, Carl, and Evert Smith and Floyd Obenchain and two nephews, George and Frank Sterling of Caney.
Mr. Sterling was of a quiet, unassuming disposition, always holding to the highest standard of life. He had been a member of the church of Christ 35 years and died in the triumphs of faith. He was a faithful husband, kind and loving father, always desirous that his children walk in the and narrow way.


Sedan Times-Star - September 5, 2007

MR. CARL A. STEWARD

Carl A. Steward, 91, of Cedar Vale, died Sept. 4, 2007 at William Newton Memorial Hospital in Winfield.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Cedar Vale United Methodist Church. Shane Land, Carl’s grandson and Jerry Bever will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Creek Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials that have been established with the Alzheimer’s Association and the Cedar Vale United Methodist Church. Memorials should be sent in care of: Countryside Funeral Home, P0 Box 247, Fredonia, KS 66736.

Carl was born on a farm northwest of Cedar Vale to Rush E. and Nellie (Kennedy) Steward on June 5, 1916. He attended country school until 8th grade and graduated from Cedar Vale High School in 1934.

He married his high school sweetheart, Nola West, on October 14, 1938 in Howard. After sixteen years of married life, they were blessed with two children, Bryon and Beth.

Carl was the manager of the Cedar Vale Co-op Exchange prior to being inducted into military service on November 16, 1942. He served in the army during World War II, in the European Theater of Operations and was discharged on Dec. 2, 1945 as a First Sergeant. He received the WWII Victory Ribbon, EAWE Theater Ribbon and Silver Service Star.

Returning after the war, Carl was the manager of the newly formed Caney Valley Electric Co-operative Association, Inc. for the next 29 years, retiring in 1974 to devote full time to ranching, including the home place were he was born and raised and his folks lived all their married lives. Carl loved the land and was most at home working cattle, riding his horse, and maintaining the land God entrusted to him. For 69 years, his main helper was Nola and they could be seen riding their horses as they worked the ranch and participating in many Labor Day parades.

Carl loved Cedar Vale and donated countless hours to many civic activities. He was a member of the Cedar Vale United Methodist Church, Cedar Vale Lions Club, Masonic Lodge #355 and a past member of the Labor Day Association, Chamber of Commerce, Cedar Vale Development Association, Big Caney Watershed District Board, and Cedar Vale Rural Fire District Board. Carl was also a member of the Cedar Vale American Legion Post #201 and carried the American flag at the Memorial Day services every year until his health started failing.

Due to failing health, Carl has spent the last two years in the Dexter Care Center.

In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded in death by his older brother, Staff Sergeant Fay Steward who was killed in Italy during World War II on May 13, 1944.

Survivors including his devoted wife, Nola, of the home; his two children and their spouses; Byron and Joyce Steward of Kinsman, Ariz. and Beth and Don Land of Cedar vale; his sister Marie Scott of Sedan; his three grandchildren who he adored: Shane and his wife Kady Land of Plain, Wash.; Jeremy Land and Katie Land both of Joplin, Mo.; his niece Jolene Sartin; three great-nephews who were like grandchildren to him and their families Doug, Jerrol, and Weston Sanders; and a host of other friends and relatives.


Prairie Star - October 24m, 2012

MR. RICHARD B. STEVENS

Richard B. Stevens, 63, of Cedar Vale, passed away Saturday morning, Oct. 13, 2012 at his home.

Graveside services were held Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 at the Little Cemetery in Little, Okla.

A memorial has been established in Richardís name for the Ronald McDonald House.

Contributions may be made through the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.milesfuneralservice. com.


November 1965

MRS. CLARA STEWARD - Submitted anonymous

Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at the Methodist church for Mrs. Clara Steward, who died Monday morning at her home. The Rev. Chester Eshbaugh was the officiating minister and interment was in the Cedar Vale Cemetery with the Watt Funeral Home, Moline, in charge.

Survivors are her husband Clarence, of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Lela Brown of Wellington; Mrs. Lucille Metcalf, Decatur, Illinois, and Mrs. Betty McKimens, Sedan; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Brooks, Shidler, Oklahoma; Mrs. Lola Bacca, Cathedral City, California, and Mrs. Helen Brough, Colorado Springs, Colorado; two brothers, Dee Huntington, Elk Falls and Don Huntington, Moline; seven grandchildren and four great grand children.


Prairie Star - MAY 23, 2012

MRS. NOLA M. STEWARD

Nola M. Steward, 96, of Cedar Vale, died May 17, 2012 at Pleasant Valley Nursing Home in Sedan.

Graveside services were held Tuesday May 22, 2012, at the Cedar Creek Cemetery west of Cedar Vale. Shane Land, Nola’s grandson, officiated.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials that have been established with the Cedar Vale Church of Christ or the Maude Carpenter Children’s Home in Wichita, KS. Memorials should be sent in care of: Countryside-Zimmerman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1233, Howard, Kansas.

Nola was born on a farm southeast of Cedar Vale near Hewins to Benjamin H. and Goldie (Sanborn) West on March 30, 1916.

She attended Spring Branch country school and graduated from Cedar Vale High School in 1934.

She married her high school sweetheart, Carl Steward, on Oct. 14, 1938 in Howard. After sixteen years of married life, they were blessed with two children, Byron and Beth.

Nola went to business school in Wichita and pumped gas during the war at the Cedar Vale Co-op. For many years she was a familiar face in the office of the Cedar Vale Sale Barn. But her main focus in life was her family. She always said that life truly began at 40 for her after she became a mother.

Nola loved helping Carl work cattle, and she could be seen many times in the pickup with him checking the pastures. Riding their horses were a familiar sight as they worked the ranch and participated in many Labor Day parades.

Nola was a member of the Cedar Vale Church of Christ, Non Pareil Club, Order of Eastern Star, and the American Legion Auxiliary and served as the “Poppy” chairman for many years. Nola had a strong sense of patriotism and honoring our veterans for their sacrifice to our country. All of her life Nola always served her Lord, her family and friends. It was her goal to make life easier for those around her.

Due to failing health after Carl’s death, Nola has spent the last four and a half years in area nursing homes.

Besides her husband, Nola was preceded in death by her parents, and two sisters, L. Doran Wesbrook and Ida Fern Copeland.

Survivors include her two children and their spouses, Byron and Joyce Steward of Kingman, Ariz., and Beth and Don Land of Cedar Vale; her three grandchildren who were her pride and joy, Shane Land and his wife Kady of Plain, Wash., Jeremy Land and his wife Becky of Monett, Mo., and Katie Land of Joplin, Mo.; her loving niece Jolene Sartin; three great nephews who were like grandchildren to her, Doug, Jerrol, and Weston Sanders, and their families; and a host of other friends and relatives.


Sedan Times-Star - May 05, 2004

MRS. WANDA F. STEWARD

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. Wanda Fern Steward passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2004 at the South Central Regional Hospital in Arkansas City, Kan. She was 94 years of age, a resident of Arkansas City and formerly of Grenola and Cedar Vale. Wanda was born on July 11, 1909 on a farm near Sully, in Jasper County, Iowa to John William and Lura Mae (Rohrdanz) Van Wyngarden. She attended McKinney Grade School and graduated from Normal Training at Newton, Iowa in 1928. Wanda taught at rural one-room schools in Jasper County, Iowa for seven years.

On May 28, 1935, she married Leonard Arden Steward at Des Moines, Iowa. They moved to Kansas where their first residence was the Shaver Ranch on Otter Creek, northwest of Cedar Vale. In 1942, they purchased a stock farm south of Grenola, where they raised crops, cattle and sheep until they moved to Cedar Vale in 1985. She was preceded in death by her husband on June 11, 1997.

Wanda served many years in the Grenola United Methodist Church as U.M.W. Mission member and Sunday school teacher. She also served as a member of the Grenola School Board and was a 4-H Leader for many years. She continued to be active in church work at the Cedar Vale United Methodist Church until moving to Arkansas City in 2002.

She is survived by her sons; Dean and his wife, Carol, Topeka and Dale and his wife, Jean, Grenola; her daughter, Iris Magnus and her husband, Kenneth, Arkansas City; eight grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. Wanda was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two brothers, Bernard and Wilber Van Wyngarden, and one sister, Lois Broderson.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at the Cedar Vale United Methodist Church with Rev. Jerry Bever and Rev. Sheila Ratzlaff officiating. Interment was held at the Cedar Vale Cemetery in Cedar Vale, Kan.

Memorials have been established with the Cedar Vale United Methodist Church, the Grenola United Methodist Church and the Gideon’s International. Contributions may be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements are being made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard, Kan.


Sedan Times-Star - February 24, 1971

MRS. ANNA STEWART - Submitted by anonymous

Stewart Service At Cedar Vale

Funeral services for Mrs. Joe A. (Anna) Stewart, 80, of Cedar Vale, who died Thursday morning in Sedan City hospital were held Saturday in St. Joseph's Catholic church at Cedar Vale with Father Leon McKenzie of Caney officiating.

Recitation of the Rosary was held Wednesday night at Miles Funeral Home Chapel in Cedar Vale. Burial was in the Cedar Vale cemetery.

Mrs. Stewart was born May 20, 1890 to Mary Jane (Dawson) and Thomas Duggan near Cedar Vale. She married Joe A. Stewart on July 4, 1910, in Pawhuska.

Survivors include the husband of the home; a brother, Chris Duggan of Pawhuska; two sisters, Mary Savage and Nellie Mann both of Pawhuska. She was preceded in death by six brothers and one sister.


- January 1994

MRS. BERNIECE M. STEWART

Berniece Myrtle Stewart, 82, of Moline, Kansas, died Monday, January 10, 1994, at the Sedan City Hospital.

She was born July 27, 1911, in Cedar Vale, Kansas, to George Lincoln and Maude Fonda (Burdette) Keplinger. She was a homemaker and a retired school teacher. She xas also a member of the Belknap community Church, the Belknap EHU, Willing Workers Club and the Senior Citizens.

On April 25, 1935, in Howard, she and William Harold Stewart were united in marriage. He survives at the home. Also surviving are two sons, Gene and William, both of Moline; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Thursday, January 13, 1994, at 2:00 p.m. in the Graves-Baird Funeral Chapel, Sedan, Kansas. Interment was in the Belknap Cemetery, rural Moline, Kansas. Rev. Wally Racker officiated. Graves-Baird Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

A memorial has been established in her name with the Belknap Community Center.


Prairie Star - December 21, 2011

MRS. BETTY J. STEWART

Betty Jean Stewart, 80, of Sedan, Kansas passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at the Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan.

She was born on January 6, 1931 in Anthony, Kansas to Graydon and Rita (Brown) Brittain. She was born and raised in Sedan graduating from Sedan High School. After high school she attended and graduated from St. Francis School of Nursing in Wichita, Kansas as a Registered Nurse. She later received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Chicago Tech in Chicago, Illinois. She worked as a Registered Nurse for St. Francis Hospital in Wichita for twenty five years and also worked at Wesley Medical Center for twenty five years until her retirement in 2000.

She was united in marriage to James Stewart on October 9, 1953 in Sedan. They made their home in Wichita for fifty years before coming back to Sedan in 2000.

She attended church at the Pleasant Valley Manor; she was a member of the Sedan VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Sedan Business Women and the Chautauqua County Genealogical Society. She also enjoyed sewing, flowers, collecting dolls, and making all of her children’s clothes.

She is survived by her husband James Stewart of the home; two daughters, Melodee and husband Ray Wolfe of rural Longton, Kansas and Elizabeth and Kris Stewart of Wichita, Kansas; four sons; Jim Jr. and wife Tammy Stewart of Mayfield, Kansas, John Stewart of rural Longton, Kansas, Joseph Stewart of Sedan, Kansas, and Walter Stewart of Wichita, Kansas; one sister, Dorothy Witt of Colorado; one brother, Jimmy Joe Brittain of Missouri; fifteen grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and numerous great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four brothers and sisters, and her parents.

A Memorial service will be held Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan with Pastor John Warring of the First Christian Church officiating. Cremation has taken place and a private inurnment will be held at a later date.

The family has suggested memorials to the Sedan VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Those remembrances can be sent to the David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361

To view the obituary or to leave a message for the family please visit www.dwbfh.com.

David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.


Sedan Times-Star - December 1, 1954

MR. DENNIS P. STEWART - Submitted by Anonymous

Dennis P. Stewart Dies Wednesday Eve. Burial Saturday

Dennis P. Stewart, 80, died at the home of his daughter Mrs. Claude McCarty Wednesday night.

Mr. Stewart was born Jan. 1, 1874 and lived his latter years in and around Sedan.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. McCarty and Mrs. Earl Ellis of Sedan and four sons Jim and Fred cf Wichita, Iva(?) of Hominy, Oklahoma and John of Sedan.

There are 21 grand children and 13 great grand children. There are also three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at the First Christian Church with the Rev. J. R. Earsom officiating.

Internment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.


Prairie Star - March 23, 2011

MR. DOUGLAS R. STEWART

Douglas Ray Stewart was born on Sept. 16, 1937 in Vanceburg. Ken., the fifth of nine children, born to John Franklin Stewart and Ida Marie (Harr) Stewart. He passed away peaceful, surrounded by his family, at the age of 73 on March 13, 2011 in Burien, Wash., after a long illness. The family would like to thank the Staff at Ivy House for their tender care.

His family moved to Kansas when he was six years old. He was baptized in the Christian Church and often talked about him and his Dad being the bass singers in the church choir.

He graduated from Sedan High School in 1955. He immediately joined the Navy where he spent most of his time in Japan. He was discharged in 1957 and returned to Sedan where he had various employments, mostly working as a Truck Driver.

He moved to Seattle, Wash., in April of 1962, He got a job at Boeing where he met his wife Janice Lorraine Slattum; they married on Dec. 14, 1962.

Doug went to barber school in Ballard while continuing to work at Boeing. After receiving his barber's license he worked ai several shops until he opened "Doug's Barber Shop" in Boulevard Park. He was known for his handle bar moustache. Doug's shop was a gathering place for lots of neighbors and it was sometimes said the only thing missing from his shop was a pot bellied stove. They played a lot of "Cribbage" in between customers. He had a gift for gab and made friends easily. He closed the shop when long hair became the style and he went to work for the Shipyards in the Sheet Metal Department at Lockheed, Jamestown Metals and Todd.

He was active in the Boulevard Park Jaycees, a member of the International Sportsman's Club, the Eagles, helped sponsor race cars, his son's sporting events. Doug, Janice and their son's. Bill, Fred and Darren spent most of the boy's growing up years fishing, boating and camping. He loved to garden and can their produce, cook (especially a large breakfast and 'Cadillac' corn-bread). He was a country music fan and they attended Bluegrass Festivals for 30 years.

He was a jack of all trades and like one of his friends said, "Doug had the quickest mind of anyone he knew." He was on the Pool Team at the Sunnydale Tavern for years and made many friends there.

After taking early retirement, they bought a RV and made ten Snowbird trips before his strokes made it impossible to travel. He had this crusty exterior with a soft heart that turned to mush at most anything. He loved his family and we loved him. A special thank you to Bill Call for being such a faithful friend.

He is survived by his wife, Janice Lorraine (Slattum) Stewart; sons William (Morie), Frederick. Darren (Rhonda) and daughter-in-law Daneile; seven grandchildren, Elijah, Shea, Erin, Charles. Wren, Logan, and Dalton, He is also survived by brothers, James (Betty), John, Dick (Barbara). Phillip (Loretta); sisters, Joy (Mack Chrisman), Lois (Lyle Blankenship), Elmyra and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother Dennis who died in infancy. A celebration of his life was held on March 22, 2011.


Sedan Lance - March 19, 1896

MRS. ED STEWART

Mrs. Ed Stewart living up on Otter Creek died last Sunday from effects of a cancer from which she has been suffering for several months. The bereaved family have the sympathy of all.


Sedan Times-Star - December 20, 2000

MRS. ESTHER CLEO STEWART

Esther Cleo Stewart, 90, of Sedan, KS, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000 at Cedar Vale Community Hospital in Cedar Vale, KS. She was born Aug. 27, 1910 at Grenola, KS to Roy and Myrtle (Romine) House. She was a Greenhouse Grower and a member of the Sedan United Methodist Church and the Sedan Senior Citizens.

Esther attended country grade school at Shilo, and Cedar Vale High School, graduating in 1928.

She earned a teaching certificate at Pittsburg College. Esther taught in rural Chautauqua grade schools until her marriage to Floyd Andrew Stewart on May 9, 1931 in Howard, KS. They lived and farmed in the Belknap Community until Floyd's death in 1946.

During her working years she was employed at Sedan City Hospital, Floyd's Market, Utterback Grocery and Sedan Floral. She retired in 1978. She kept busy with church, quilting and enjoying grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Myrtle, her husband Floyd, one daughter Katherine and her sister Stella (House) Carter. Esther is survived by three daughters, Dorothy and her husband Al Talbot of Overland Park, KS, Marjorie and her husband Kenneth Cooper of Cedar Vale, KS and Elizabeth and her husband Norman Kerr of Coffeyville, KS, nine grandsons, twelve great-grandchildren and two greatgreat grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000 at 2 p.m. in the Sedan United Methodist Church, Sedan, KS. Interment was in Belknap Cemetery, rural Sedan with Rev. Larry Bowyer of the Sedan United Methodist Church officiating. Graves-Baird Funeral Home, Sedan, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials in her name have been established with the Sedan Senior Citizens and the Sedan United Methodist Church. Any contributions may be left at the funeral home.


Prairie Star - February 3, 2010

MRS. GENA A. STEWART

Gena Alene Stewart, daughter of the late Thomas Dowe Sanborn and Elevessa Amanda (Myers) Sanborn was born May 10, 1917 at Lowe, Kan., and departed this life Jan, 28, 2010 in Alva, Okla., at the age of 92 years 9 months and 18 days.

She was raised in the Lowe area and attended Lowe School thru the eighth grade. At age 73, she received her GED at Independence.

On June 11, 1944 she was united in marriage to Leo M. Stewart at Sedan. To this union they were blessed with one daughter.

She was an active member of the Belknap Senior Citizens and Belknap Community Church. She loved cooking, growing flowers, crocheting and quilting, playing dominoes and taking walks with her dog Sandy. Most of all she enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved being with friends and family.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Leo Stewart, four brothers, Otis, Kyle, Vcrn and Herman Sanborn, one sister Doyla Foster and one great-grandson Zachary Chance Stinson.

She is survived by one daughter, Linda and husband Larry Hutchison of Waynoka, Okla.; two sisters, Theora and husband Bob Taggart of Iola, Kan., and Barbara Wilcoxin of Girard, Kan.; three grandchildren, Lori Sample and husband Bret, Rebecca Hutchison, Lindsay Seaman and husband Bart all of Waynoka, Okla.; five great-grandchildren, Sarah Stinson, Rylee Sample, Lainey and Alivia Seaman and Derik Miller; a host of relatives and good friends.

Church services were held Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the Belknap Community Church in rural Belknap. Burial followed at the Belknap Cemetery.

The family has suggested memorials to the Belknap Community Church or the Belknap Senior Citizens in care of the David W. Barnes Funeral Home 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361.

To leave a message for the family please visit www.dwbfh. com. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan, Kansas is in charge of arrangements.


Sedan Times-Star - August 7, 2002

MRS. GOLDIE STEWART

Goldie W. (Hoyt) Stewart passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2002, at Wichita. She was 82 years of age and a longtime resident of Moline. Goldie was born on March 28, 1920, at Hale, Kan., to George Walter and Minnie Rosella (Martin) Hoyt. She grew to womanhood in the Elk County area and was a loving mother of four children.

On May 20, 1982, she married Clinton Harvey Stewart at Fredonia, Kan. They made their home in Moline, where she enjoyed working in her garden and tending to her roses. She loved to listen to music and attended many dances in the Elk County area. She also enjoyed writing poems and making quilts. She was very family-oriented and loved to visit on the phone with her relatives.

She is survived by her husband, Clinton; son, Dean Craft of Cheney, Kan.; daughter, RuthCorner of Stillwater, Okla.; stepdaughters, Louetta Turner of Chanute, Kan. and Jane Taylor of Wichita, Kan.; brother, Everett Hoyt of Bolton, Kan.; sister, Ruth Hall of Fredonia, Kan.; 12 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren who loved her very much. She is preceded in death by her parents and sons, James Emery Craft and Clinton Eugene Mosher.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at the Moline Cemetery with Pastor Ted Smith of the Moline Christian Church officiating.

Memorials have been established with the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association. Contributions may be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements are being made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


Sedan Times-Star - December 24, 1982

MRS. IDA STEWART - Submitted by anonymous

Ida "Tessie" Stewart, 72, of Sedan, died Thursday, Nov. 18. in the Sedan City Hospital. She was born Nov. 10, 1910, in Kentucky, the daughter of Edward and Amy (Ervie) Harr.

Mrs. Stewart came to Sedan in 1942. She married John F. Stewart on Nov. 24. 1928 in Firebrick, Ky. He died on April 19. 1967. She was a cook at the Ranch Restaurant for 22 years, and was a member of the First Christian Church.

She is survived by five sons, James of Wichita, Douglas of Seattle, Wash., John G. of Arkansas City, Richard of Wann, Okla., and Phillip of Belfield. N.D.; three daughters, Mrs. Joy Chrisman and Mrs. Lois Blankinship of Sedan, and Elmirc Comstock of Cherryvale; two brothers, Albert Harr and Wayne Harr, both of So. Portsmith, Ky.; one sister, Mrs. Mae Vaughn, Lodi, Ohio; 38 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services were held Monday, Nov. 22, at 2:00 p.m. in the First Christian Church. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. The Rev. John Hunter, minister of the church officiated. The Graves-Baird Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Sedan Times-Star - April 27, 1967

MR. JOHN STEWART - Submitted by anonymous

John Stewart Service Monday

Funeral services for John F. Stewart were held Monday afternoon in the First Christian church with Rev. J. Allen Wheeler of Wichita and Rev. Clarence Brooks of Sedan officiating. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery and graveside services were conducted by the Masonic Lodge.

Stewart was born at Sallisaw, Okla., on April 8, 1908, to Dennis and Bytha Bolden Stewart. He came to Chautauqua county as a small boy and had lived in Sedan for the past 24 years. On Nov. 24, 1928, he was married to Ida Harr at Firebrick. Ky. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Christian church. He was employed at Floyds' Market, and more recently served as justice of the peace and police judge.

He is survived by his wife of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Joy Chrisman and Mrs. Lois Blankinship, both of Sedan, and Mrs. Elmira Van Royen of Seattle. Wash.; five sons. James of Wichita, Douglas of Seattle. John of Myrtle Point, W. Va., Richard of Fort Bragg, N. C and Phillip of the home; 22 grandchildren: two sisters. Mrs. Lorena Ellis and Mrs. Luella McCarty, both of Sedan; two brothers, J. W. and Fred of Wichita, and Ira of Hominy, Okla.

Those from out of town who attended the services included Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Stewart, Mrs. Jean Wilderson and James, Charles Stewart and Dan, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stewart and Sally, Gerald Brittian and Addell Short, all of Wichita; Ira Stewart of Hominy, Okla.; Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Stewart and Cathy of Porum, Okla.; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Van Royen and Mr. and Mrs. Ross Chrisman of Howard; Mr. and Mrs. Clay Martin of Leon; Mr. and Mrs. Norman E. Ellis and Miss Linda West of Ponca City. Okla.; Mrs. Marie Wiley of Memphis, Tenn.; Mrs. Margaret Kaahanue of Honolulu, Hawaii; Mr. and Mrs. Bently Vanderhoof, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Alford, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wallace, all of Coffeyville; Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Dye and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Holroyd of Independemce; Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Fox of Havana; Mrs. Alta Shipley and Mrs. Vesta Glass of Chautauqua; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fite and Mr. and Mrs, Jim Vaughn, Medina, O.


Sedan Times-Star - September 3, 1975

MR. JOSEPH STEWART - Submitted by anonymous

Joseph Stewart Of Cedar Vale Dies

Joseph Andrew Stewart, retired farmer, died at the Cedar Vale Regional Hospital at 9:20 a.m. on Sept. 2. He was 87 years of age.

Services were scheduled for Friday, Sept. 5, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic church in Cedar Vale with Father Mike Lies officiating. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at the Miles Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be at the Cedar Vale cemetery.

Stewart was born April 23, 1888 in Hickory County, Mo., to James Preston and Mary Jane (Tedlock) Steward. He married Annie Duggan on July 4, 1910 in Pawhuska. Okla. She preceded him in death in 1971.

Survivors include nieces and nephews. A memorial has been established with the St. Joseph Catholic church or any organization preferred.


Sedan Times-Star - May 14, 2008

MRS. SUSAN E. STEWART

Susan Earlene Stewart, age 45, of Sedan, passed away Monday, May 5, 2008 at her home in Sedan.

She was born April 21, 1963 in Bartlesville, Okla., to Elmer Earl and Lois (Pinkerton) Padgett. She attended and graduated from Sedan High School. She married Daniel Stewart on May 1,2004 at River Church in Ft. Collins, Colo. They lived in Colorado until moving to Sedan in 2006. She worked as a cook at the Sedan City Hospital for two years. She was a member of the River Church in Ft. Collins, Colo. She liked to sing, play volleyball and basketball and she loved to cook.

She is survived by her husband Daniel Stewart, two sons, Daniel and Ryan Stewart and one daughter Jessica Stewart all of the home in Sedan; her mother, Lois Padgett of Sedan; three sisters, Audrey Padgett of Chautauqua, Debra Wieden of Baldwin City, Linda Padgett-Huisman of Caney, one brother Albert Padgett of Wichita, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Elmer Earl Padgett and one brother, Earl Padgett, Jr.

Graveside services were held at 2 pjn., Friday, May 9, 2008 at the Riley Cemetery, east of Sedan, with Dr. J. Dean McNamara of the First Baptist Church officiating.

The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Stewart Children Memorial Fund and these remembrances may be left in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361.


Sedan Times-Star - January 28, 2004

MR. JACK R. STIDHAM

SEDAN, Kan. - Jack R. Stidham, 69, of Sedan, Kan., died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, at Sedan City Hospital in Sedan.

He was born Feb. 24, 1934, the youngest of eight children born to George W. and Donnie (Brandon) Stidham, at Hickory, Okla., an area known as Hereford Heaven. He grew up and attended school in Hickory. While a boy at home, Jack along with his brothers, showed cattle at stock shows. He got his first job at the age of 14 working on the Turner Ranch.

After graduating from Hickory High School, Jack served two years in the U.S. Army. Following his discharge in 1956, Jack spent five months caring for his mother, who was fighting cancer. During his mother’s stay in the hospital, he met his future wife, Sue, who worked at the hospital.

On Nov. 3, 1957, he married Sue Brooks at Gainesville, Texas. Following their marriage, they made their home in Lone Oak, Texas, where Jack worked for the McNutt Ranch. In 1958, they moved to the Flying L Ranch at Davis, Okla. In 1959, they moved to Honey Creek Ranch at Grove, Okla., where Jack fitted and showed 30 champions, 20 reserve champions and 171 first places in major cattle shows across the United States. In 1970 they moved to the Stryker Hereford Ranch at Fredonia, Kan. While at Stryker Hereford, he showed the National Champion Carload in 1971 and in 1972 was chosen as Herdsman of the Year, and sold the highest priced bull to ever sell on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn. In 1975, they moved to the Staats Ranch at Sedan, where Jack worked until retiring in 1998.

He was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Sedan.

Survivors include his wife, Sue, of the home in Sedan; two sons and their wives, Tim and LeMecia Stidham, Stillwater, Okla. and Tony and Lana Stidham, Independence, Kan. one brother, George Stidham, Coweta, Okla.; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and three sisters.

Services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, in the First Baptist Church in Sedan, with Rev. Charles Klassen officiating. Graveside services were at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Hickory Cemetery at Hickory, Okla.

The family suggests memorials to the First Baptist Church in Sedan or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice S.E.K. Division; contribution may be left with the David Barnes Funeral Home.


Sedan Times-Star - February 21, 2001

MRS. BARBARA A. STILES

Barbara Ann Stiles. age 59, of Independence, Kansas. died February 11, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Wichita, KS. She was born June 6, 1941 in Wichita, KS. Her parents were David and Ruth Camp.

She had worked in the health care field in hospitals and nursing homes. She had been living with her daughter in Independence before she entered the hospital.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Ann Hargrove, Independence, KS, her grandchildren, Marquest, Jasmine, Sequoia, Mylesha, Tasha, Ebony, Topaz, two stepsons, Jim Duncan, Cedar Vale, KS, and Wayne Duncan, Hutchinson, KS, and one brother, David Camp, Wichita, KS.

Inurnment services were Wednesday, February 14, 2001. at the Elk Falls Cemetery in Elk Falls. KS.


Prairie Star - September 23, 2009

MS BETTY J. STILES

Betty Jeane Stiles, age 78, of Sedan, passed away Monday Sept. 21, 2009 at her residence in Sedan.

She was born March 7, 1931 in Oglesby, Okla., to Frederick Eugene and Mary Ethel (Dowdy) Stiles. She attended school at Ramona, Okla., graduating from Ramona High School. Following high school she received an Associate's Degree. In May of 1948 she married William Kdward Bailey in Oglesby, Okla. They later divorced.

She worked on the assembly line at ACC in Independence, and worked in Bentonvillc. Ark., before her retirement. On May 3, 1974 she married Robert Bush and helped raise his two daughters and one son. They later divorced.

She lived in Neosho, Mo., before moving to Sedan in January of 2009. She was a member of the Neosho Baptist Church in Neosho. She loved music and was a guitar player and played in several bands making money on the weekends. She also loved recording her music, raising guppies, and going to church.

She is survived by two sons; Bill and wife Linda Bailey of Sedan, and Paul and wife Peggy Bailey of Neosho, Mo., one daughter; Ethelda and husband Richard Burkhart of Neosho, Mo., three step-children; Martha Campbell of Skiatook, Okla., Bobby Bush of Neosho, Mo., and Patty Stoutsenburger of Wyandotte, Okla., one brother; Roger and wife Angclita Stiles of Bella Vista, Ark., sixteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother Claude Stiles.

Family and friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 23 at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan.

Graveside Services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009 at the Peru Cemetery in Peru, with Reverend Bill Long officiating.

David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.


Prairie Star - April 8, 2009

MRS. HELEN C. STOCKDALE-WELLS

Helen C. Stockdale-Wells, age 91, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2009 at Via Christ - St. Josephs Hospital in Wichita.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, April 9, 2009 at the Cedar Vale Cemetery in Cedar Vale, with Pastor Robin Haines officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 to 7 p.m., Wednesday at Zimmerman Funeral Home.

Family suggests memorials to the Open Door Ministries and may be left in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at: www.countrysidefh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


Sedan Times-Star - November 2, 1984

MRS DORIS STOMP - Submitted by Charlotte Lamb Bennett

CHERRYVALE — Services for Doris Emma Stomp, 80, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Darling and Burns Chapel with burial in Fairview Cemetery. She died at 1:30 a.m. today (Nov. 2, 1984) in Mercy Hospital, independence, shortly alter being admitted.

Mrs. Stomp was born Feb. 2, 1904, in Cherryvale to William and Harriett (Dack) Markley. She graduated from Cherryvale High School in 1922.

On Aug. 12, 1939, she married George Stomp in Iola. They moved to California in 1961 after Mr. Stomp retired from the Santa Fe Railroad. They returned to Cherryvale in 1975.

Mrs. Stomp was a member of the United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband; one son, Richard Gibson of Cherryvale; one stepson, Robert of Cherryvale; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.


Prairie Star - August 28, 2013

MRS. RUTH M. STORER

Ruth Madeline Storer, 96, of Sedan, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 at Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan.

She was born Aug. 18, 1917 near Cedar Vale, to Edgar Jasper and Mary Brady (Lyon) Littrell. Ruth grew up and attended school in the Cedar Vale area, graduating from Cedar Vale High School in 1935.

On Sept. 26, 1936 she married Rex Albert Storer at Fredonia, Kan. Following their marriage they made their home in Sedan. Ruth worked for several years as a deputy clerk in the Chautauqua County Register of Deeds office and the Chautauqua County Treasurers office.

Her husband preceded her in death on Dec. 13, 1980. Ruth was a member of the Church of Christ, and lifetime member and Past Worthy Matron of Order of Eastern Star. She enjoyed playing Domino’s, reading, working crossword puzzles, and loved spending time with her family.

Survivors include one son, Freddy A. Storer and wife Marge of Offerlee, Kan.; one daughter, Linda Pape and husband Galen of Derby, Kan.; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Eddy Storer; and one granddaughter, Marisha Michele Pape.

Graveside services were held Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 in the Greenwood Cemetery at Sedan with Joe Thomas and Earl Tresner officiating.

The family suggests memorials to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, or Pleasant Valley Manor; contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed c/o David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 North Douglas, Sedan, KS 67337.

To leave a message for the family please visit www.dwbfh. com. David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan is in charge of arrangements.


The Sedan Times-Star - November 7, 1979

MRS. THELMA G. STORRER - Submitted by AFOFG

Thelma G. Storrer Dies in Arizona
Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the First Christian church in Globe for Thelma G. Storrer, 72, who died Oct. 20, in Tucson Medical Center.

Burial was in Globe cemetery.

Mrs. Storrer, a native of Kansas, live in Los Angeles for several years before coming to Kearney to make her home when she retired as a legal secretary for a Los Angeles insurance company.

Mrs. Storrer was a member of the First Christian church and of the Woodmen's Auxillary.

Survivors are her husband, Phillip; four daughters, Clydene Phillips, Stella Ann Clark, Shirley Letcher, and Janis Wilson; two sons, Bob Storrer and Bill Scarborough; and 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


Sedan Times-Star - May 10, 2006

MR. DONALD V. STOTTS

CANEY - Donald Vance Stotts, 93, of Caney, former Sedan resident and longtime Osage County, Okla. rancher, died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville.

He was born March 2, 1913 in Osage County, Okla. to James F. and Emma (Boulanger) Stotts. He grew up in Osage County and attended school at Elgin, Kan.

On Aug. 15, 1934, he married Doris Richardson at Pawnee, Okla. Following their marriage, they made their home on their ranch in the Pond Creek and Rock Creek areas of Osage County. In 1967 they moved to Sedan. Doris preceded him in death on Sept. 17, 1970.

On Oct. 12, 1971 he married Wanda (Mantooth) Meacham at Pawnee, Okla. Following their marriage, they lived in the Chautauqua area for several years. After selling their farm, they moved to Caney and later to Copan, Okla. They enjoyed camping and for many years, spent the winter in Arizona, returning to the Caney and Copan area in the summer. They also enjoyed playing cards. Wanda preceded him in death on April 25, 2005.

Survivors include one daughter-in-law, Shirley (Currey) Stotts, Stillwater, Okla.; five grandchildren, Debra Butcher, Chickasha, Okla., Donald R. Stotts, Stillwater, Okla., Wesley D. Stotts, New Braunfels, Texas, Donna DeAnn Koumbis, Stillwater, Okla., and Vanessa R. Swinford, Mannford, Okla.; and 12 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Donald D. Stotts in 1984 and his granddaughters husband, Jonathan R. Swinford, in March 2006.

Graveside services were at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2006, in the Pawhuska Cemetery at Pawhuska, Okla., with Gerald Butcherof Chickasha, Okla. officiating. David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan was in charge of arrangements.


Sedan Times-Star - April 27, 2005

MRS. WANDA M. STOTTS

CANEY, Kan. - Wanda Mae Stotts, 93, of Caney, Kan. died Monday, April 25, 2005, at the Caney Nursing Center in Caney. She was born Feb. 6, 1912 at Chautauqua, Kan. to Brooks and Mae (Tresner) Mantooth. She grew up in the Chautauqua area, where she attended school graduating from Chautauqua High School.

On April 11, 1936, she married William Herbert “Skeet” Meacham at Wellington, Kan. Following their marriage, they lived in the Sedan area. Mr. Meacham preceded her in death in 1970.

On Oct. 12, 1971, she married Donald V. Stotts at Pawnee, Okla. Following their marriage, they lived in the Chautauqua area for several years. After selling their farm, they moved to Caney and later to Copan, Okla. They enjoyed camping and for many years, they spent the winter in Arizona returning to the Caney and Copan area in the summer. They enjoyed playing cards and camping with their friends.

She was employed by the Agricultural Stabilization Conservation Services (ASCS) in Sedan for over 30 years.

Survivors include her husband, Donald, Caney, Kan.; a stepdaughter, Shirley Stotts Stillwater, Okla.; three sisters, Neva Parker, Chautauqua, Kan., Thelma Burch, Caney, Kan., and Vesta Miller, Fairplay, Mo.; one brother, Hugh Mantooth, Caney, Kan.; five step grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Skeet Meacham, she was preceded in death by one son, Trosky Gene Meacham in 1953 and one brother, Ernest Mantooth in 1934.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 28, 200$, in the Greenwood Cemetery at Sedan, with Earl Tresner officiating.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 9-9 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan.

The family suggests memorials to Elder Care in Bartlesville, Okla. or to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice. Contributions may be left with the funeral home.

David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.


Sedan Times-Star - August 22, 1984

MRS. OLIVE STOUPPE - Submitted by Charlotte Lamb Bennett

LAWRENCE - Olive Leona Stouppe, 80, former Coffeyville resident, died Saturday (Aug. 18, 1984) in Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Stouppe was born Dec. 30, 1903, in Pittsburgh where she grew up and was educated. She graduated from the Pittsburgh Bible Institute and went to China as a missionary in 1926 where she remained fur eight years.

In 1928, she married Hugh Stouppe in Wanhsien, Szechuan and shared his ministry for the next 50 years in churches in Ohio, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Kansas, They had lived in Lawrence since 1965.

Mrs. Stouppe also had worked as a hostess in the dining room for University of Kansas athletes during the 1960s and had been a supervisor at the Atchison State Home for Children in the 1950s.

Survivors include her husband; five daughters, Janet Lee Payne of Baldwin, Elsie Marie Simpson of Wichita, Ellen Sue Castro of St. Paul, Minn., Grace Olive Jolly of Ozawkie and Ruth Ann Parker of Oskaloosa; a son, William J. of Lewisville, Texas; 17 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service for Olive Leona Stouppe will be at 3 p.m., September 2, at the First United Methodist Church.

The family suggests memorials in her name to the Centenary United Methodist Church, Elm and Fourth streets, Lawrence, KS 66044.


Sedan Times-Star - March 26, 2003

MRS. MORINE I. STOUT-BURNS

ELGIN — Morine L. Stout-Burns, 84, of Elgin, Kan., died Monday, March 24, 2003, at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Okla.

Her graveside service will be held Thursday, March 27, at 2 p.m., at Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan under the direction of Graves Funeral Home & Crematory of Caney. The Rev. Charles Klassen, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will officiate.

Visitation at Graves Memorial Chapel in Caney will be held Wednesday, March 26, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Morine L. Stout-Burns was born Aug. 3, 1918, at Buck Creek, Okla., near Hewins, Kan., to Herbert and Willa (Lavely) Gates. She was raised near Hewins.

She married Ralph Stout in 1934 and he preceded her in death in 1970.

She served as clerk of the district court in Chautauqua County for numerous years and she also worked at Floyd’s Market and the Mini Mart for numerous years.

She married Leo H. “Cotton” Burns on Dec. 7, 1983.

Survivors include her husband, Leo H. “Cotton” Burns of Elgin; two children, Charles F. Stout of Pawhuska, Okla., and John Herbert Stout of Bells, Tenn.; one brother, Gerald Gates of Claremore, Okla.; two sisters, Enid Parman of Elgin and Wanda Johnson of Wexford, Pa.; three grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Betty Lou Stout.


Sedan Times-Star - April 16, 1970

MR. RALPH R. STOUT - Submitted by Curtis Huffman

Tuesday Funeral for Ralph Stout

Funeral services for Ralph R. Stout were held Tuesday afternoon in the Graves-Baird chapel with Rev. Richard Kelderhouse and Ed Joice officiating. Burial was in Rosedale cemetery at Hewins. Stout died at 1:15 p.m. Saturday in the Sedan City hospital where he had been a patient since April 2.

A son of C.F. and Dora Johnson Stout, he was born at Hewins on Oct. 12, 1908 and had spent his entire life in Chautauqua county. He and Morine Gates were married at Kansas City May 4, 1935. Stout had been building and grounds supervisor for USD 286 for eight years. He was a member of the Baptist church at Hewins.

Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Charles F. of Sedan and John H. of Topeka; a brother, George A. Stout of Houston, Tex.; a sister, Mrs. Mary Rhodes of Lawrence; and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by a daughter, one brother and one sister.

The schools were dismissed on Tuesday to permit the students and USD 286 personnel to attend the funeral.


Sedan Times-Star - June 12, 2002

MRS. MINERVA STOVALL

Services for Minerva K. Stovall, 96, of Lubbock, Texas, were at 10 am. Thursday at Resthaven Abbey Chapel with the Rev. Gerald Parsons officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Resthaven Funeral home.

Mrs. Stovall died Sunday, June 2,2002.

She was born November 28, 1905, in Berlin, Okla. She marned Marvin Stovall July 8, 1925, in Dawson County. he died April 10, 1980.

She enrolled at Texas Tech in 1925 and received her bachelor’s degree in 1944 and a master’s in 1958. She was certified as a psychologist in 1970. She was also certified as a counselor. She began teaching school in 1923 and taught for Cooper, Lamesa, Swisher County and Plainview.

She was a resident of Swisher County from 1929 until 1939, of Lubbock until 1955, and of Plainview until 1974, when she moved hack to Lubbock. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist church.

She was preceded in death by one grandson, Billy Wayne, in 1999.

Survivors include three sons, Donald Keith of Burden, Richard A. and Norman "Nub" both of Lubbock; a brother, Buford Richardson of Bedford, Ore.; a sister, Mattie Biggs of Pearland; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 11 great-greatgrandchildren.


The Weekly Times - Friday September 27, 1895, Page 3 Column 3

MRS. ABIGAIL STRAIGHT - Submitted by Freida Wells

At her residence near Spring Creek, Chautauqua Co., Kansas September 16, 1895, Mrs. Abigail Straight.

The deceased was 74 years old of age and had lived in Chautauqua Co fourteen years. She came from Illinois to Kansas in 1876. Her husband died in 1880.

She had been a member of the Christian church for 54 years, and enjoyed the confidence and esteem of all who knew her.

A large concourse of neighbors and friends assembled at the residence on the morning of the 17th, and accompanied the remains to the Spring Creek school house, where the funeral sermon was delivered by J. D. McBrian, after which the burial took place in the Spring Creek cemetery.

Sleep dear mother, in peace and rest,
Thy spirit now forever blest,
Angels at the Pearly gate will greet thee,
And loved ones in Heaven will meet thee.
J. D. McBrian


Sedan Times-Star - July 9, 1914
Pg. 9. Col. 5.

MRS. HELEN A. STRAIGHT

Helen Audry Gorby was born November 1, 1894 at Niotaze, and died June 27, 1914, aged 19 years, 7 months, and 26 days. July 31, 1912, she was united in marriage to G. S. Straight, and to the union was born one child, now a baby 11 months old. About three weeks ago Mrs. Straight contracted typhoid fever while at her home in Havana. She was removed to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gorby, where all that careful nursing and medical skill could accomplish, was done for her relief, but it was impossible to check the malignant disease to which she succumbed about the 21st day of her illness.

The deceased grew to womanhood in Niotaze, where by her gentle disposition and winning personality she endeared herself to all her friends and acquaintances. Since last September she has lived at Havana and has won the same liking and respect of her associates there. When a child she became a communicant of the Episcopal church and led a devoted Christian life.

The death is peculiarly sad because of the bereaved young husband and baby left to mourn. She also leaves her parents and a sister, Mrs. J. S. Martin of Winfield.

Funeral services were conducted June 28th from the Church of Christ, Niotaze the Rev. Thomas Fanchier of Independence officiating, and interment was made at Niotaze.

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Sedan Times-Star - July 2, 1914
Page 6, Col. 4

MRS. SAMUEL STRAIGHT - Submitted by Charlotte Lamb Bennett

Mrs. Samuel Straight, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Gorby died here Saturday morning. The funeral was held at the Christian church Sunday at 2 P.M. Rev. Fanchon of Independence conducted the services at the church and the members of the homebuilders lodge preformed the services at the grave.

The remains were interred in the Fairview cemetery.


MRS J. E. STRAIGHT - 1930

Mrs. J. E. Straight died at her home at Eureka about 3 o’clock a.m. this (Thursday) morning. She had been in failing health for the past two years.

Funeral services will be held at the Christian church, Sedan, Friday afternoon, July 25, at 2:30.

The family resided in Spring Creek neighborhood for many years. Mr. and Mrs. Straight moved to Eureka—about two years ago to be near their sons, George and Maurice, who are in business there.


Sedan Times-Star - October 04, 1932

MRS. LELA STRAIGHT

Mrs. A.E. Straight Dies of Pneumonia
Funeral Services to be Held at Sedan Christian Church Sunday

Mrs. Albert E. Straight, aged 36, passed away at the family home in Lindsborg, Kansas, Wednesday evening at 7:00 o’clock after an illness of two weeks with pneumonia. Weakened by the inroads of the disease the crisis found her unable to rally. Her father, C. A. Dunn, who had just returned from Lindsborg Monday afternoon, was summoned but did not reach there until about an hour after her death. Her mother had been with her since the beginning of her illness.

Lela, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Dunn, was born July 10, 1896, passing most of her life in Sedan where she was educated in the public schools and graduated from high school July 20, 1919 she was married to Albert Straight, who with three daughters and two sons survive her. They are Donna, Alice, John Charles, Leland Bert and Joan. She leaves also her parents, one sister Mrs. Alice Johnston, one brother Kenneth, grandmother Mrs. Jeanette Dunn, and many other relatives and friends.

With her husband and children she returned within the past year from California where Mr. Straight had been employed several years by an oil company. On their return they lived at Wichita and McPherson and about two months ago moved to Lindsborg.

Her untimely death marks the passing of a beautiful life of devotion to parents, husband and as the mother of a family of growing children she sacrificed that their path might run in pleasant places and that they might have the rightful advancement that is the heritage of childhood. The memory of her unselfishness, her kindness and charity toward all will be a memory sacred in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.

The remains were brought to Sedan today by R. I. Buckles and will be at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. C. A Dunn until the hour of the funeral.

Funeral service will be held at the Sedan Christian church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 conducted by Rev. Edwin G. Michael. Interment in Greenwood cemetery.


Sedan Times-Star - April 07, 2004

MR. PHILLIP E. STRAWN

LEBO, Kan. - Phillip Enos Strawn, 51, of Lebo, Kan., passed away on Friday, April 2, 2004, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka, Kan., after becoming ill at work.

Phillip was born April 10, 1952 in Los Angeles, Calif. to Enos Elmer “Jerry” and Elsie Evelyn (Corkery) Strawn. As a child he lived in several locations including Yates Center, El Dorado and Sedan. In 1965, the family moved to Grenola, where Phil attended high school until the school there closed and he then attended Moline High School.

He had been employed by Shore and Sons Construction at Burden, Frank Bills Trucking, Keith Hodges Trucking and Shears Construction. He moved to Lebo several years ago and was working for Criqui Construction at Melvern.

He married Mary Louis Hawkins in 1971 and they were later divorced.

Survivors include a daughter, Tracy Eberhardt, Wichita, Kan., a son, Brad Strawn, Winfield, Kan. and a sister, Kathy Worrel, Americus, Kan. He was preceded in death by his father in 1981 and his mother in 1969.

Graveside services were held at 2p.m. on Monday, April 5, 2004, at the Strawn Cemetery west of Burlington, Kan.

Memorial donations may be made to the Phillip Strawn Memorial Fund which will be designated at a later date and can be sent in care of the Jones Funeral Home, Box 277, Burlington, KS 66839.


Sedan Times Star - Wednesday, November 15, 2000

MRS. ELLEN F. STREET

Ellen Faye Street passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2000. at the Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. She was 88 years of age and a former resident of Howard, Kansas. Faye, as she was known, was born on September 26, 1912 on a farm south of Grenola, Kansas to Henry Ed and Mary Ann (Baughman) Eaglin.
She attended Wolf Creek rural school and Grenola High School before graduating from Moline High School in 1931. Faye attended Pittsburg State Teacher’s College at Pittsburg, KS and taught in rural schools near Howard and Moline for fourteen years.
On May 11, 1938 she married James Fredrick Street at Wichita, KS and they owned and operated a farm northwest of Moline for 36 years. After their farm home burned in 1974 Faye and Jim purchased a home in Howard, KS. Her husband preceded her in death on June 25, 1986. Faye continued to live in Howard for eleven years before moving to Independence, KS. She was a resident of Silver Lake Care Center in Bartlesville, OK at the time of her death.
Faye was a member of the Moline Alumini Association and the Moline Christian Church.
She is survived by her son, Ronald Street of Americus, her daughter, Sue Madron of Wann, OK, her sisters, Hazel Nubecker of Dexter, Marie Walker of Cherryvale and Ann Lawhon of Lakewood, CA, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Grave side services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 11, 2000, at the Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard with Pastor David Bycroft of the Tyro Christian Church officiating.
A memorial has been established with the Tyro Christian Church at Tyro, Kansas. Contributions may be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements were made with Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.


Sedan Times-Star - May 7, 2008

MR. CHARLES L. STRONGBEAR

Charles L. Hembree Strongbear, age 61, of Sedan, passed away Friday, May 2, 2008 at his home in Sedan.

Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 2 p.m, at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Chautauqua, with Steve Zimmerman officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the United States Army Honor Guard of Fort Riley.

To view the entire obituary, visit www.dwbfh.com. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.


Sedan Times-Star - February 1931

MRS. MILLIE STUDY

CEDAR VALE PIONEER DEAD.
Mrs. Millie Study, aged 79, a pioneer resident of Chautauqua county, passed away at her home in Cedar Vale yesterday morning, February 18th. Two weeks ago Mrs. Study had a light paralytic stroke from which she was unable to rally.

Funeral services were held today at St. Matthews Episcopal church in Cedar Vale, conducted by Rev. C. B. Cromwell, in charge of all the Episcopal churches of the county. Interment was in the Cedar Vale cemetery.

The deceased is survived by five children, Mrs. Nell Dale, Cliff Study, of Bristow, Okla.; Ed Study, of Halstead, Kans.; Fred Study, of Winfield and Mrs. Flo Goforth of Arkansas.


Sedan Times-Star - December 22, 1978
Pg. 2A Col 1

MR. CHARLES L. STURGES - Submitted by Freida Wells

Charles L. Sturges Buried Wednesday Charles Louis Sturges of Leon died at 12:40 a.m. Dec 19 at the Augusta Medical Center. He was 71 years of age. He lived in the Sedan area all of his life until 1966 when he moved to Leon.

Services were held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, at the First United Methodist church at Leon. Rev. Warren D. Ruble officiated. Services were held at 2 p.m. at the Graves-Baird chapel in Sedan with burial at the Rose Dale cemetery at Hewins. Masonic services were conducted with orator Everett Short.

He was born March 27. 1905 at Moline to Warrick S. and Elsie Pearl (Zollman) Sturges. He married Catherine Church on Sept. 13, 1935, He was a farmer-rancher, and had worked as parts manager for West Equipment Company, and former Chautauqua County Treasurer. He was a member of the First United Methodist church of Leon, the Vesper-Olive Masonic Lodge and Easter Star of Sedan, the Consistory of Wichita, and Shrine of Wichita.

Survivors include his wife of the home, one daughter Mrs. Dan (Letty) Pinckard of Fairfield, Calif.; four sons, John Sturges of U. S. Marines in Salem, Ore., George Sturges of the U. S. Navy at Key West, Fla.; Herb Sturges of Enid, Okla., and Darrell Sturges of Russell; 20 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Edgar (Mary) Potter of Sedan; and two brothers, Myron Sturges of Moline and Paul Sturges of Sedan.

The family has suggested donations to be made to the cancer fund.


Sedan Times-Star - November 02, 2005

MR. GEORGE W. STURGES

SEDAN - George Warrick Sturges, 68, of Sedan died Sunday evening, Oct. 30, 2005, at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Okla.

He was born May 9, 1937, north of Sedan, Kan. to Charles Louis and Mary Catharine (Church) Sturges. He grew up in Sedan, and graduated from Sedan High School in 1955.

In 1957, he joined the United States Navy. While in the Navy, he traveled across the world, but never had been to Antarctica or Australia. On Oct. 11, 1967, he married Henrietta Andrea Randall in West Palm Beach, Fla.

In 1977, he retired from the United Stated Navy, where he had served for 20 years. After his retirement from the Navy, He, worked in West Palm Beach Fla. before moving to Morgan City, La., where he was Chief Engineer at Oceaneering International. He returned home to Sedan in September of 1995. Mrs. Sturges preceded him in death on Jan. 5, 1994.

Mr. Sturges was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sedan.

He enjoyed fixing antique tractors, woodworking, and also hunting and fishing.

Survivors include one daughter, Audrey Bessett, Manitoba, Canada; one son, Warren Sturges, Berwick, La., three brothers, John Sturges, Oregon, Herb Sturges Sedan, Kan., and Darrel Sturges, Colorado, one grandson, Thomas Bessett, Manitoba, Canada, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

Services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 4, 2005, at the First Baptist Church in Sedan, Kan., with the Rev. Charles Kiassen officiating. Burial will follow at Union Chapel Cemetery north of Sedan.

Visitation will be from 9 am. to 8 pm. on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005, at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan.

Family has suggested memorials to the Sedan First Baptist Church, Sedan City Hospital or Grafton Community and can be left with the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan.


Prairie Star - January 30, 2013

MR. HERBERT H. STURGES

Herbert H. Sturges, 73 of Sedan, passed away Jan. 26, 2013.

He was born June 6, 1939 in Hewins, Kan., to Charles and Catharine Sturges, and was raised and attended school in Sedan.

Herb served in the United States Air Force from 1961 until 1965 as an Air Policeman. He married Charlene Burdett on July 20, 1962. After discharging from the Air Force, Herb was a long-time Koch Industries employee until the business was sold in 1999. He went to work for the new owner until he was unable to work any longer. His work took him away from Sedan but he maintained strong ties to the community until he could return to live there in 1992.

Herb was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sedan and the Grafton Community Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, raising cattle and farming. He loved spending time with friends and family, especially his grandkids. Herb made the best vanilla surprise homemade ice cream any kid was lucky enough to eat.

Herb was preceded in death by his parents, his brother George Sturges, sister Letty Pinkard and grandchildren Lacie Reyes and Morgan Miller.

He is survived by his wife Charlene; children Lori (David) Miller of Wichita, Matt (Tina) Sturges of Wichita, Amy (Richard) Miller of Sedan, and Nancy (Chris) Patterson of Wichita; brothers John Sturges of Salem, Ore., and Darrel (Zeek) Sturges of Aurora, Colo.; grandchildren, Brad, Amy, Timothy, Andrew, Kelsey, Austin, Katrina, and Elisha; great-grandchildren, Stephen, Priestly and Pistol; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends may call on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan with the family receiving friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Sedan with Reverend Gene DeWitt officiating. Burial will follow at the Union Chapel Cemetery North of Sedan.

Memorials have been suggested to the Lacie Reyes Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o First Baptist Church of Sedan and to the Sedan High School Music Department, and may be left in care of the David W. Barnes Funeral Home 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361.

To view the obituary or leave a message for the family please go to www.dwbfh.com. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.


Sedan Times-Star - September 5, 2007

MR. PAUL W. STURGES

Paul Warrick Sturges, age 88, of Sedan, passed away Monday, September 3, 2007 at the Sedan City Hospital in Sedan.

He was born Sept. 20, 1918 in the Lafayette Township, rural Sedan, Kansas to Warrick Starr and Effie Pearl (Zoilman) Sturges. He graduated in the top ten in his class from the Sedan High School in 1937. He married Ruth Wasson on Dec. 23, 1944 in the First Baptist Church Parsonage in Sedan.

As a young man, he farmed with his brothers Charlie and Myron Sturges. In 1968, he began working for the 0 & B Oil Company of Elk Falls for many years, retiring in 1993. He was a lifetime resident of Chautauqua County.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sedan where he was a deacon and trustee, and active in the Men’s Fellowship. He also enjoyed pitching horseshoes and in 1991, he won his class at the World Horseshoe Pitching Tournament in Biloxi, Miss.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Sturges of the home in Sedan; two sons, Howard Sturges and his wife Joan of Napa, Calif., and Jim Sturges and his wife Angel of Purceilville, Va.; one daughter, Sally Sturges of Sedan; five grandchildren, Julie and her husband Shane Honig; J.T. Whited, Steven Sturges, Sylvia Decker and Cherie Bramlett; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Charles and Myron and three sisters, Mary Potter, Ethel Wallace and Esther Selter.

Services will be held Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Sedan with Reverend Dean McNamara and The Reverend Barbara K. Bloxsom officiating. Burial will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan.

The family has suggested memorials to the First Baptist Church, Chautauqua County Home Health Department, or the Sedan City Hospital and these remembrances can be left in care of the funeral home or mailed c/o David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas Street, Sedan Kansas 67361. To view the entire obituary online visit www.davidwbarnesfuneralhome.com.


Sedan Times-Star - February 1971

MR. WILLIAM S. STUTSMAN - Submitted by Freida Wells

Stutsman Service Held Wednesday
Funeral services for William Sherman Stutsman, 77, who died February 19 at the Sedan City Hospital, were held Wednesday in the Graves-Baird chapel with Rev. Joe Brown officiating. Burial was in the Peru cemetery.

Stutsman was born Feb. 20, 1893 at Monett to Nancy Katherine (Mitchell) and Samuel E. Stutsman. He married Ethel M. McClain, at Sedan May 21, 1970. Mr. Stutsman was employed by the Sinclair Oil Co. He was a member of the Christian church, Modern Woodman and Oil Chemical and Atomic Workers International.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ruby McNally of Tulsa, Leota Stutsman of Tulsa; one son Harold Stutsman of Chelsea Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. Mabel Gibson of Garnett and Mrs. Blanche Moreland of Caney; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Two infant daughter preceded him in death.


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