A Few 1967 Arizona Obituaries

All obituaries were taken from The Arizona Republic unless otherwise indicated.


74, was born in Lake City, Minnesota, and came to Youngtown 11 years ago from Minneapolis. Wife, Ruth; son, Perry. Burial in Resthaven Park in Glendale. 9/10/1967.

KARK, Adolf C.

Mesa -- Adolf C. Kark, 84, 410 Hall St., died Friday, May 12, 1967, in Mesa Southside Hospital. He was born in London and moved here nine years ago from Racine, Wisconsin. He had been in the dry cleaning business. Survivors include his wife, Hermine. Services and burial were in La Crosse, WI. 5/16/1967.

KARLEN, Aurilla Brooks

Mesa -- Aurilla Brooks Karlen, 84, a former Mesan, died Wed., May 3, 1967, in Chicago. Mrs. Karlen was born in Utah and came here as a child. 25 years ago, after her children were reared, she moved to Chicago. Mrs. Karlen is survived by one duaghter, Mrs. Myrtle Welch of Wilmette, IL; one son, Robert Wright of Chicago; a sister, Mrs. Stanley T. Johnson, Mesa; and two grandchildren. Burial in Mesa Cemetery. 5/7/1967.

KASS, Margaret

An autopsy disclosed that a Tucson woman died of automobile accident injuries instead of a heart ailment. Mrs. Margaret Kass, 44, was injured Monday, May 15, 1967. Her heart ailment may have led to her involvement in the accident, but it was not the cause of death, said Dr. Louis Hirsch, coroner's pathologist at Tucson. Her death raised the Arizona traffic death toll in 1967 to 203. A year ago it was 236. 5/18/1967.

KEHN, John August

Globe -- John August Kehn, 24, died May 17, 1967, at his home. Mr. Kehn was born in Globe. He was a carpenter and was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Elks Lodge. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Kehn, Globe; his sister, Mrs. Verna North, Phoenix, and brother, Woodrow W. Kehn of Globe. Burial in Mountain View Memorial Cemetery, Mesa, with the Globe Elks Lodge officiating. 5/18/1967.

KELLY, Aloysius P.

Sun City -- Aloysius P. Kelly, 72, died Thurs., May 18, 1967, in Lincoln Hospital. He had owned the J.P.Kelly Plumbing & Heating Co. 50 years in Minneapolis. He was born in Leaf Valley, MN, and moved to Sun City four years ago. He was a veteran of World War I, a member of the Knights of Columbus in Minneapolis, the Holy Name Society of St. Joachim, and was an Honorary Citizen of Boys Town, Nebraska. Survivors include his wife, Margaret, and four brothers and a sister out of state. Mass of Requiem was sung in St. Joachim Catholic Church. Burial in Sunland Cemetery. 5/20/1967.

KELLY, Harry V.

Harry V. Kelly, 72, an employe of Goodyear Aerospace, died Sat., May 13, 1967, in Doctors Hospital. Mr. Kelly came to Phoenix in 1945 from New York. He is survived by two brothers, Thomas G. Kelly of Rochester, N.Y., and Foster W. Kelly of Phoenix; and a sister, Francis Kelly of Phoenix. Requiem Mass in St. Francis Xavier Church, 4715 N. Central. Graveside rites in St. Francis Cemetery were directed by Phoenix Elks Lodge 335. 5/15/1967.

KENNEY, James Henry

45, who had a disability retirement from the police department of Portland, Oregon, had recently moved here from his native Portland. Wife, Catherine; son, James M.; daughter, Catherine Mary; mother, Mrs. James P. KENNEY. Willamette National Cemetery, Portland. 8/22/1967.

KENT, Matthew M.

Coolidge -- Matthew M. Kent, 69, died Sat., Sep. 2, 1967, in Pinal General Hospital in Florence. He was born in Franklin, Oklahoma, and came to Coolidge in 1941. He was employed as a farm laborer. Surviving are his Wife, Rosa H.; sons, Beryl B. KENT of Mammoth; Basil G. KENT of Coolidge and Glen H. KENT of Oracle; three daughters, Mrs. Elna V. PERRY of Dallas, Mrs. Wanda B. ARNOLD of Orasi, CA, and Mrs. Darla M. HILL of Dinuba, CA; a brother, Grover H. KENT of Coolidge; two sisters, Ellen KENT of Coolidge and Mrs. Ida LUDIVICH of Denver; 25 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Burial in Valley Memorial Park in Coolidge. 9/4/1967.

KEPLINGER, Morris Kohlman

Youngtown -- Morris Kohlman Keplinger, 66, a chemist 12 years with the Great Western Sugar Co. in Colorado before retiring to Youngtown in 1957, died Thurs., Aug. 31, 1967, in his home, 11489 Illinois Ave. He was born in Madisonville, KY, and was a former superintendent of a Methodist Church in Idaho Springs, CO. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Nellie HARRIS of Youngtown, another sister and two brothers out of state. Burial in Crown Hill Cemetery in Denver. 9/2/1967.

KERN, Margaret

Margaret Kern, 79, died Wed., May 3, 1967, in the Little Sisters of the Poor Nursing Home. She was a native of Ireland and came to Phoenix 26 years ago. There are no known survivors. Mass of Requiem and rosary were at the Sacred Heart Home, 1110 N. 16th St. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. May 7, 1967.

KERNS, Bonnie Leora

Glendale -- Bonnie Leora Kerns, 40, former owner of a beauty salon in her native Glendale, died May 3, 1967, in St. Joseph's Hospital. Mrs. Kerns was the daughter of James Combs who owned the Combs Dairy and served in the Arizona legislature. He died in 1961. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and attended Glendale schools. Survivors include her husband, Lewis; a son, Lewis, Jr.; two daughters LaJoyce and LuAnne; her mother, Mrs. James Combs; sister, Ethel Murray; five brothers, James Combs, Jr., Leonard and Willis, all of Phoenix, J. T. of Buckeye, Robert G. Combs of Glendale. Resthaven Cemetery. 5/5/1967.

KERSEY, J. D. Cpl.

was a native of Phoenix and had been in Vietnam eight days when he was fatally injured. Brothers, Hugh KERSEY, Gerald S. BROWN, Romie BROWN. East Resthaven Cemetery. 9/7/1967.

KEYNO, Andrew

Andrew Keyno, 58, 3913 W. Wier, a farm laborer contractor, died Friday, Aug. 18, 1967, in a Phoenix hospital. He was born in Waldo, TX, and moved to Phoenix in 1931 from there. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ruby Sykes of Fresno, CA; a son, Jimmie Keyno Mathews of Phoenix; and six grandchildren. Webber & Sons Mortuary. 8/24/1967.

KIELY, Gerald L.

Requiem Mass St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church. Interment St. Francis Cemetery. (no obituary) Published in the Arizona Republic 9/30/1967.


Hanna C. Kimball, 69, an Eagar native who moved to Phoenix in 1919, died May 5, 1967, in Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Kimball was believed to have been the first woman fire guard in the country when she served in the Apache National Forest during World War I. A book was written about her and her brother, George Crosby, "In The Great Apache Forest." Her mother, the late Molly Butler, opened Butler Lodge in Greer in 1910. Mrs. Kimball was co-owner of the Capitol Drug Store. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Survivors include her husband, Rulon; three daughters, Mrs. A. A. Gardner of Kearny; Mrs, Dean Moore of Huntington Beach, CA, Mrs. Howard Olson of Otis AFB, MS; two brothers, George Crosby of Greer and Vincent T. Butler of Eagar; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Graveside services were in Eagar Cemetery. May 6, 1967.

KIMBLE, G. Clinton

G. Clinton Kimble, 70, a retired welder and boilermaker for Western Pipe & Steel Co., died Tues., May 9, 1967, in Phoenix Baptist Hospital. Mr. Kimble, 1751 E. Aurelius, a native of Eugene, OR, moved to Phoenix in 1910 from Los Angeles. He was an Army veteran of World War I. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Doris Standiford of Phoenix; Mrs. Lelia Hansen of Santa Barbara, CA, Mrs. Vida Hansen of Crestline, CA; and a brother, Kim Lowenstein, of Phoenix. Services were in Memory Lawn Cemetery Chapel, 719 N. 27th Ave. 5/11/1967.

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