Butler County Obituaries, Butler County, Kansas
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The Augusta Daily Gazette, July 29, 1968, front page

Funeral services will be held at St. James Catholic church Tuesday morning at 9:30 for Charles Edwin “Ted” Burress, 49, who died Saturday enroute to St. Joseph hospital after suffering a heart attack. Father Robert Kocour will conduct the services. Interment will be in Calvary cemetery at Augusta. A Catholic prayer service will be held at Dunsford Funeral Home at 8 o’clock Monday evening for friends and relatives.

Charles Edwin “Ted” Burress was born Nov. 2, 1918 in rural Andale, the son of Charles Wilbur and Flossie (Deeds) Burress. He was married to Dorothy Schneider in Augusta on June 8, 1951.He came to Augusta from Andale in 1919 and was a consignee for Mobil Oil Corp.

He was a member of the St. James Catholic church, past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 5328 and a member of the B.P.O.E. Lodge 1462 at Augusta. He served with the 35th Division and served in Europe during World War II.

Survivors include his widow; two daughters, Melissa and Jill of the home; a son, Charles of the home; four brothers, Allen, Melvin and Gerald of Augusta and Wilber of East Moline, Ill.; three sisters, Hazel Eldringhoff of Augusta, Ruth Corbin of rural Towanda and Frances Roman of El Paso, Tex.


The Augusta Daily Gazette, Monday, Nov. 8, 1976, page 2.

FRANCIS JAMES COLGAN, 74, of Mulvane, died Sunday at the Veterans Hospital in Wichita. Mr. Colgan was a former Augusta resident and a retired employee of the Mobil Oil Corp. here. He was born September 27, 1902 in Wyoming, Illinois and was a veteran of the second World War. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion and the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers of America union.

Surviving are a brother, Joe Colgan of Eagle River, Wisconsin, and a cousin, Mrs. Rita Stolz of Wichita.Rosary will be said at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Dunsford Funeral Chapel, with funeral services at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. James Catholic Church, Augusta, with Fr. James Etough officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at Augusta.


The Augusta Daily Gazette, Jan. 5, 1963, front page.

THOMAS JEROME COLGAN, 64, died yesterday in St. Francis hospital in Wichita. Dunsford Funeral Home is in charge. The Rosary will be recited Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. from St. James Catholic Church with the Mass by Father Thomas Colgan, a cousin of the deceased. Father W.J. Cremin will assist. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery.

Mr. Colgan was a life-long resident of Butler county. He was born Oct. 8, 1898, the son of Martha Kelly Colgan and Frank T. Colgan. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church. Survivors include two brothers, Francis of Augusta and Dr. John of Eagle Rivers. Wis.


The Augusta Daily Gazette, Feb. 12, 1964, front page.

ROSARY THURSDAY FOR MRS. DEARING Rosary will be held at 7 o’clock Thursday evening at Dunsford Chapel for Mrs. Jane Marie Dearing, 70, who passed away Tuesday. Requiem Mass will be said at 10 o’clock Friday morning at the St. James Church. Father James J. Shaughnessy will say mass. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery.

Mrs. Dearing was born at Girard, Kans., March 20, 1893, the daughter of Ruben and Jennie Webb. She was married to Charles B. Dearing, at Girard July 18, 1918. Her husband preceded her in death in 1961.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Maxine E. Lackey of Douglass, Mrs. Charlene Thompson of Augusta and Patricia Morris of Tucumcari, N.M.; a son Robert E. of White Bluff, Tenn.; two sisters, Anna Webb and Maggie Deeter of Ogden, Utah; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The family will be gathering at 816 Lulu.


The Augusta Daily Gazette, Nov. 5, 1997, page 10.

ALBEN W. “ABE” FISHER, 61, of Douglass, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1997, in his home.
Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at St. James Catholic Church, Augusta. His funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at St. James Catholic Church with Fr. James Mainzer officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, rural Augusta.

Alben Warren Fisher was born Jan. 26, 1936, in Caldwell to Leonard Hugo and Mildred Julia (Becker) Fisher. He married Georgianne Hemmen June 13, 1957, in Schulte. He was a retired elevator constructor and Treasures Antique Shop owner.

Survivors are wife, Georgianne Fisher of Douglass; sons, Greg Fisher of Wichita and Bart Fisher of Augusta; daughters, Michelle Weber of Overland Park, Gina Hook of Wichita, Diana Burress of Augusta and Jill Fisher of Douglass; brothers Delbert Fisher of Alabama, Leonard Fisher of Massachusetts, Rev. Kyle Fisher of Colorado, George Fisher of Montana, Bill Fisher of Wichita and Mike Fisher of Bonner Springs, Mo.; sister, Grace Carel of Wichita and nine grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Hospice Inc. and St. James Catholic Church Building Fund. Contributions may be sent through Hillside Funeral Home of Augusta.


The Augusta Daily Gazette, Oct. 31, 1967, front page.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 at Calvary cemetery in rural Augusta for Barbara Ann Hoefgen, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Hoefgen, who died at the Allen Memorial Hospital in El Dorado Monday. Father Robert Kocour will conduct the rites. Survivors in addition to the parents are grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hoefgan and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence DeFore, all of Augusta.


The Augusta Daily Gazette, Sept. 13, 1994, page 8.

WAYNE M. KLETCHKA, 51 Rose Hill, former Augustan, died Sunday afternoon, Sept. 11, at his home following a long illness. His funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Andover with Father Mike Baldwin officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Augusta. He was born on Dec. 18, 1942 in Wichita as the son of Sylvester C. and Evelyn A. Orth Kletchka.

The Boeing-Wichita engineering manager is survived by his wife, Donna Marie of the home; son, Matt of Augusta; step-son, Ty Peckham of Houston, Texas; daughters, Rainey Rash of Rose Hill, Tracey Anderson of Wichita; step-daughter, Julie Peckham of Wichita; mother, Evelyn of Goddard; sisters, Sandy Dicus of Leon, Bonnie McDaniel of Rockport, Texas; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorials have been established with the Sedgwick County Zoo, 5555 Zoo Blvd., Wichita, Kan. 67212 and with Kansas Public Telecommunications Service, Inc. 320 W. 21st Street, Wichita, Kan. 67201.


The Augusta Daily Gazette, Feb. 18, 1976, front page.

Funeral arrangements have been announced for Paul Lehr, 74, long-time Augusta resident who died Monday evening in St. Francis Hospital at Wichita. Mr. Lehr had been a resident of the Woodlawn Rest Home, Wichita.

Rosary will be said for Mr. Lehr at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary in Wichita. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the St. James Catholic Church, Augusta, with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Lehr is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Beulah Haack of Wichita and Mrs. Elle Slee of Augusta.


The Augusta Daily Gazette, Dec. 28, 1993

HAROLD AUGUST LOHF, 74, Augusta, died Dec. 26, in his home.
A wake service is 7:30 p.m. tonight at Dunsford Funeral Home, Augusta. A funeral service is 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29 at St. James Catholic Church of Augusta. Father James Mainzer will officiate the service. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Augusta.

He was born April 9, 1919 in Davenport, Iowa the son of Louis and Edith Dubey Lohf. Dec. 8, 1942 he married Olga Marie Androes in Kansas City, Mo. She preceded him in death Sept. 24, 1991. He was a former resident of McPherson, who moved to Augusta in 1978. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church.


Funeral services will be held at 9 o’clock Saturday morning at St. James Catholic Church for Grace Lipscomb, 87, of Wichita who died at St. Francis Hospital at Wichita Wednesday. A Christian Wake Service will be held at the Dunsford Funeral Home Chapel at 7 o’clock Friday evening. Father Thomas Reilly will conduct both services. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Grace Lipscomb was born Nov. 6, 1887 in Kansas, the daughter of Benoni Richard and Marilla (Cowles) Smith. She was married to Thomas Herbert Lipscomb at Augusta on Feb. 18, 1914. She was a member of the St. James Catholic church.

Survivors include two sons, Leo and John Richard Lipscomb, both of Augusta; two daughters, Margaret O’Reilly of Wichita and Louise Baker of Anaco, Venezuela; 21 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A son, William Morris Lipscomb preceded her in death.


The Augusta Daily Gazette, April 18, 1984, page 8.

ARTHUR J. McCLURE, 73, Douglass, died Saturday, April 16, at Veterans Hospital in Wichita.

There will be a rosary tonight at 7 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, Augusta. His service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, at St. James Catholic Church with Rev. James S. Mainzer officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, rural Augusta.

He was born on April 21, 1930 as the son of John A. McClure and Rose Patry McClure. He married Irene Ann Nuessen on Aug. 12, 1946 in Olpe. The retired Boeing Aircraft worker and farmer was a member of 5328 Knights of Columbus, Douglass American Legion 202, Bishop Mark Carroll, 4th Degree.

He is survived by: wife, Irene; four sons, William J. of Leon; James H. of Douglass, Ken A., Christian J., both of Augusta; four daughters Deboe Vittitow, Augusta; Katy Price, Atlanta; Cindy Sheets, Douglass; Sheryl Frakes, Rock; brother, Albert F., Augusta, 19 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Marian M. McClure.
A memorial has been established with the Knights of Columbus Building Fund.
Hillside Funeral Home, Augusta is in charge of the services.


The Augusta Daily Gazette, Feb. 20, 1998, front page.

A vehicular accident on her own property took the life of a rural Augusta woman late last night. Irene A McClure, 78, 16615 SW Boyer Road, died as a result of injuries suffered when her Mercury Sable automobile slammed into the side of an out-building at her residence. Sheriff’s officers responded to a 911 call from the area around 10 p.m. Thursday.

Funeral arrangements for Mrs. McClure were pending this morning at the Hillside Funeral Home of Augusta. The injured woman was flown to a Wichita hospital by Lifewatch helicopter after being extricated from the car.


The Augusta Daily Gazette, Feb. 23, 1998, page 8.

IRENE ANN McCLURE, 78, of Douglass, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. tonight and service at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, both at St. James Catholic Church. Burial will be held at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Father James Mainzer will officiate. She was a former Ballinger Catering employee. She was born Oct. 28, 1919 in Olpe to Henry and Agnes (Miller) Nuessen. She married Arthur J. McClure, Aug. 12, 1946 in Olpe. He preceded her in death on April 16, 1994.

Survivors include sons, Jim, Ken McClure, both of Douglass, Chris of Augusta, Bill McClure of Leon; daughters, Debbie Vittitow of Augusta, Katy Price of Atlanta, Cindy Sheets, Sheryl Frakes, both of Douglass, brothers, Clarence Nuessen, Leonard Nuessen, both of Wichita; sisters, Leona Bauer, Fermina Liggett, both of Wichita, Bernadine Kehres of Olpe, Maryann Coffman of Emporia; 22 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial has been established with St. James Catholic Church building fund, 813 State, Augusta, Ks. 67010. Hillside Funeral Home, Augusta is in charge of the arrangements.

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