Clay Co., KS AHGP-Obituaries "c"


Clay County Obits "C"


If you have any obituaries published before 1923 that you would like to contribute to the page, please send them to me and I will add them. Obituaries published after 1922 will be abstracted to avoid copyright violations. All obits below are abstracted from the Clay Center Dispatch, unless otherwise noted. Other obituaries may be found in extractions from the Wakefield (part 1), Wakefield (part 2), Industry and Morganville newspapers found elsewhere on this site.
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Emma Elizabeth Hoffman was born at Laporte, Laporte county, Indiana, in 1857. She was married to Peter Cain at Wilmington, Illinois, in 1874 and to this union was born fourteen children, three of whom have preceded her to the home beyond. She came with her family to Kansas in 1884 and settled on the farm west of town and which has been her home until her death, March 17, 1916, at the age 58 years, 7 months and 24 day. She is survived by her husband, Peter Cain, and eleven children: P. J. Cain of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; Frank, of Heronet, California; Nick, of Oak Hill; Mrs. Henry Pooler, of Manchester; W. B., of Topeka; Mrs. Louie Eaves of Industry; J. J. of Junction City; Albert, of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; Bernard, of Longford; Dewey and Gertrude, yet at home, and 21 grandchildren, all of whom were present at the time of her death. She was laid to rest in Rose Meron cemetery last Sunday. (Longford Leader, March 23, 1916)
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John J. Cain, 73, Abilene, died Tuesday at a Topeka hospital. He was born June 21, 1889, near Longford. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Henry Fooler, Abilene and Mrs. Everett Eaves, Woodlake, Calif.; four brothers, Albert, Abilene; Ben and Dewey, Salina; and Frank, Reading, Calif. The funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Danner Funeral Home in Abilene with burial in the Rose Meron cemetery. (unknown paper April 3, 1963)
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Vining news: Robert W., son of M/M S. G. Cain, died Friday, Dec. 29, 1899, at 5 a.m., aged four years and four months. His death was caused by blood poison and la grippe. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. White of the Christian church. Robert was sick two weeks. The parents and children wish to add to this notice their heartfelt thanks for services rendered by friends in this last illness of a son and brother. (The Clay Center Times, Jan. 4, 1900)
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Ida Stevenson Campbell, 95, died at her home in Idana after a long illness. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., Jan. 20, 1861, the daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. S. M. Stevenson. The family came to Clay Center in 1872, her father homesteading a timber claim east of what is now the Hebron church. She is survived by one son, Milton of Idana, and two daughters, Mrs. George Curtis, Idana, and Mrs. Rube Miller, Clay Center. Services for Mrs. Campbell were held Wednesday at Idana, with burial in the Idana Cemetery. unknown paper, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 1956
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John Campbell, father Mrs. W. V. Heusted, died at his home in Thayer, Mich., last week. For years Mr. Campbell has kept acquainted with this part of Kansas through the Times. (CC Times, July 9, 1896)
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Mrs. W. V. Heusted received word last week of the death of her only brother, Leman Campbell, at Holly, Mich., Wednesday, Nov. 12th, 1919. (CC Times, No v. 20, 1919)
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George D. Carlile, 87, formerly of Clay Center, retired Regnier Construction Co. employee, farmer, died Saturday, April 24, 1993; survived by wife, Pauline; sons, William of Wichita, Daniel of Indianola, Iowa; daughter, Arlene Kibbe of Fayetteville, N.C.; brothers, Virgil of Rupert, Idaho, Carl of Fort Worth; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; burial Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center. (abstract, Wichita Eagle, Apr. 27, 1993)
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Amy M. Carlson, 83, died Wednesday, June 25 at her home in Manhattan; born July 21, 1913 at Clay Center; married Wilbur J. Carlson Sept. 29, 1938 at Clay Center; he preceded her in death March 7, 1994; moved to Manhattan in 1956; co-owned and operated the Student Inn, a boarding house for college students, until 1963; survived by a son, Gary D. Carlson, Ft. Worth, Tex.; two daughters, JoAnn C. Stanley, Topeka, and Becky S. Howell, Eustace, Tex.; a brother, Severt Granell, Clay Center; two sisters, Edna Johnson, Manhattan, and Selma Lewellan, Oregon; five grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, two great-grandchildren and three step great-grandchildren; burial in the Swedesburg Lutheran Cemetery. (abstract, Manhattan Mercury, June 27, 1997)
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Calvin A. Carlson born April 30, 1926, in Clay County, the son of Frank and Alma (Heath) Carlson; died Sept. 24, 1999; married Doris Johnson Sept. 11, 1955; survived by his wife, a daughter, two sisters and two grandchildren; burial in White Chapel Cemetery in Gladstone, Mo.
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Marshall William Carlson, 83, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at Clay Center; born Feb. 3, 1924, in Clay County, the son of Emil and Mildred (Berrier) Carlson; married Darlene Sutter on Feb. 3, 1946; she preceded him in death on July 31, 2007; also preceded in death by one son, Melvin Carlson and one granddaughter; survived by one daughter, Marsha Sue Davies and husband Jim of Wichita; one daughter-in-law, Glennis Carlson of Rose Hill; one brother, Wayne Carlson and wife Dorothy of Clay Center; two granddaughters, T'Sharra Carlson of Lee's Summit, Mo. and Carrie Carlson of Lenexa; and one great-grandson, Aric Murillo of Lee's Summit, Mo.; funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church in Clay Center with the Rev. Glenn Tombaugh officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center, with military honors.
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Max Carlson, 64, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2007, at Clay Center; born June 8, 1943, at Clay Center, the son of F. LeRoy and Marjorie Mae (Swenson) Carlson; married Lana Knox on May 19, 1962; preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Janet Geist; survived by his wife, Lana Carlson of Clay Center; two sons, Derrick Carlson of Clifton and Eric Carlson and wife Connie of Salina; one daughter, Brenda Harms and husband Gaylin of Hildreth, Neb.; and seven grandchildren; burial in Swedish Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
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Ruby Edna Carlson, 87, died Wednesday, July 4, 2007, at Clay Center; born Nov. 13, 1919, in Clay County, the daughter of Benjamin and Mabel (Kissling) Oard; married Elmo Carlson on Dec. 24, 1942; he preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 1998; also preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters; survived by one son, Gary Carlson and wife Diane of Clay Center; one daughter, Barbara Stowell and husband Fran of Olathe; two sisters, Bonnie Slingsby of Clay Center and Garnet Ferguson of Abilene; two brothers, Rudy Oard of Wakefield and Clifford Oard of Topeka; five grandchildren; and eight great- grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
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Mary Lou Carpenter born Feb. 4, 1942, the daughter of Milford and Mildred Rhodes; was reared by her grandparents, Mildred and Pal Webb;died Dec. 20, 1999 in Clay Center; married George W. Carpenter and he preceded her in death May 14, 1984 as well as a daughter and a sister; survived by two daughters, two sons, a brother and 15 grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery
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Dorothy I. Carrick, 77, died Wednesday, March 8, 2006, at Overland Park; born Feb. 3, 1929, at Industry, the daughter of Glenn and Minnie (Linden) Gibbs; married Robert Carrick April 14, 1954, at Clay Center; he preceded her in death Sept. 14, 1992; also preceded in death by one sister; survivors include one daughter, Dora Gerlaugh, Shawnee Mission; one sister, Vera Wernette and husband Charles of Clay Center; one brother, Glenn Gibbs of Garden City; and one grandson; burial in Greenwood Cemetery
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Betty Lou Thompson-Carter born December 1, 1941, at Iowa City, Ia., the daughter of Norbert and Jessie (Sheets) Light ; died September 15, 2003, at Salina; married Arvin "Red" Carter on August 14, 1993 in Wakefield, and he preceded in death on July 17, 2002; survived by two daughters, two sons, seven stepsons, three stepdaughters, 17 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, 15 step great grandchildren and three step great great grandchildren; burial Timber Creek Cemetery
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Wilma Maxine Cavin was born October 28, 1927 in Goffs, Kansas, to Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Cavin. She passed away May 16, 1935 in Clay Center, aged seven years, six months and 19 days. Death was due to complications of an ear infection. (abstract, CC Times, May 25, 1935)
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Paul D. Chapman, 88, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2006, in Leonardville; born Aug. 6, 1917, at Broughton, the son of Christofer and O'Tillie (Dietrich) Chapman; married Roine Taylor June 22, 1940, at Clay Center; she preceded him in death Feb. 26, 2005; also preceded in death by his son, Michael Chapman, June 3, 1992; survivors include one brother, Leo Chapman of Clay Center; one sister, Beulah Avery of Raytown, Mo. and one granddaughter, Christina Chapman of St. Charles, Mo; burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
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Verla E. Chapman, 99, died Thursday, May 10, 2007, at Manhattan; born Aug. 14, 1907, in Clay County, the daughter of Albert and Ada (Drury) Hanson; married Carl Chapman on March 6, 1926; he preceded her in death on March 25, 1979; also preceded in death by one daughter, four brothers and three sisters; survived by two daughters, Dixie Braden and husband Gailen of Manhattan and Barbara Copeland and husband Robert of Sun City West, Ariz.; ten grandchildren; 14 great- grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; inurnment will be at Highland Cemetery.
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Alcid Joseph Chaput, 79, farmer, died Monday, May 29, 1995; service Friday, Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Clay Center; survived by wife, Bernice; sons, Gary of Wichita, Terry of Topeka; daughters, Darlene Crawford of Clay Center, Lola Jean Boles of Lubbock, Texas; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. (abstract, Wichita Eagle, May 31, 1995)
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Velma I. Cherry, 82, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2008 at Wichita; survived by one sister, Laurine Kimble; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; graveside service at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Meron Cemetery in Oak Hill.
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William L. Chestnut born June 24, 1919, in Clay County, the son of James C. and Hazel K. (Kiner) Chestnut; died Jan. 23, 2000; preceded in death by a brother and two sisters; married Lois Etta Davies Sept. 14, 1944, in Galveston, Texas, and she survives him; burial in St. John Cemetery at Wakefield
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Rodney Chitty was born Aug. 30, 1966, in Clay Center, the son of R. Stephen and Jacquelin (Winch) Chitty; died August 22, 2003; preceded in death by his grandparents, a nephew and a niece; survived by his parents, a son, a daughter, two brothers, two sisters.
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Berniece E. Claeys, 88, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000, at Wakefield; born April 6, 1912, at Holton, the daughter of Charles and Josie (Hanna) Boyte; married Alvin Walter Claeys Dec. 31, 1940, in Waterville and he preceded her in death May 25, 1995; survivors include two sons, Lee Claeys and wife, Elaine, of Clay Center and Dennis Claeys and wife, Sharon, of Wamego; a sister, Mary Jane Gorrell of Oklahoma City, Okla.; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren; burial at St. Gregory Cemetery at Marysville
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Alta Mildred Clark, 92, died Friday, March 10, 2006, in O'Fallon, Mo; born Apr. 2, 1913, at Wakefield, the daughter of George and Margaret (McNeal) Conrow; preceded by her husband, Raymond Clark; and one sister; survivors include a daughter, Deana Beals of St. Peters, Mo.; two brothers Laurence Conrow of Wakefield and Alvin Conrow of Balwin, Mo.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; burial in the Highland Cemetery, Wakefield
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Mrs. Eliza Clark, wife of Winfield S. Clark, departed this life Saturday evening, July 27th, at Clay Center. Eliza Patterson was born near Maghera (?) county, Londonderry, Ireland, Oct. 31, 1846. She was of Scotch-Irish heritage and moved to Cumberland county, Nova Scotia, where her parents in the year 1851. She was there married to Winfield S. Clark on July 6, 1870 and in July of 1874 they took up residence in Kansas, where they have since lived. Besides the husband, the deceased is survived by four children: Blaine, who resides on the farm in the country; Miss Mary, at home; William Clark, who lives in the southern part of the state; and Joseph Clark of Colorado. The funeral services wee conducted Monday afternoon from the family home, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery in Clay Center. (Longford Leader, Feb. 1, 1917)
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Etta Reed was called to Clay Center Tuesday morning on account of the death of her little niece, Gladys Leo Clark. The dear little one had only been sick a short time. (Longford Leader, Apr. 3, 1913)
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Rollo R. Clark, 80, of Clay Center, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, at Clay Center; born May 3, 1920, at Green, the son of William and Pearl (Weller) Clark; preceded in death by a grandson and a brother; married Maretta Sanneman March 23, 1946. and she survives of the home; additional survivors include five sons, Robert Clark and wife, Janet, Roger Clark and wife, Patti, and Jeff Clark, all of Morganville, Chuck Clark and wife, Laurie, of Clay Center and Kim Clark and wife, Sharon, of Idana; two daughters, Yevonne Rahorst and husband, Glenn, of Abilene and Rosie Ahlerich and husband, David, of Winfield; two sisters, Bonnie Bertsch of Clay Center and LaDonna Lippe of Morganville; and 11 grandchildren; burial in Green Fancy Creek Cemetery
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Mark Cline received a telegram from Pennsylvania Tuesday morning, notifying him that his aunt was dead; he left at once for that place and expects to be gone for sometime. (Longford Leader, April 29, 1915)
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INDUSTRY--Mart Cline received the sad news Sunday evening that his father had died at his home in Bendersville, Pennsylvania. Mart started on his sad journey back to the funeral at 4:00 Monday morning. (Longford Leader, Mar. 19, 1914)
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Edith Luella Cobb born April 6, 1903, in Republic County, the daughter of T.E. and Ella Lucinda (Daugherty) Collins; died Nov. 18, 1999; married Orval Francis Cobb Oct. 27, 1929, and he preceded her in death Oct. 19, 1996; also preceded by a grandchild; survived by a son, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery
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LaDonna Jean Cobb, 71, died Friday, September 12, 2003 at Longmont, Colorado; born January 17, 1932 at Oakhill, the daughter of J. Wallace and Dorothy M. (McKale) Todd; married Thomas C. Cobb November 19, 1950 at Clay Center; preceded in death by her parents and an infant son, Charles Brian Cobb; survived by her husband, Thomas of Longmont; one son, Scott Alan Cobb of Longmont; one daughter, Sheryl Sue Annan and her husband William of Brush, Colo.; one brother, Dallas J. Todd and wife Louise of Carmel, Ind.; and four grandchildren; burial in Longmont Mountain View Cemetery
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MRS. TINE DENNIS COLLINS, formerly of Clay Center, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. George Kaad, in Jamestown, Kansas. Mrs. Collins was born in Denmark , Sept. 26, 1870 and came to the United States when a girl. She married Joseph William Dennis in Clay Center on July 30, 1887; he died in 1915, and in 1924 she was united in marriage with Julius Collins of Clay Center. After his death, Mrs. Collins lived with her daughter, Mrs. Will Woods of Bemidji, Minnesota, and was visiting her sister, Mrs. Kaad, when illness struck. Funeral services were held at Jamestown on Tuesday of last year, with burial in that place. (Abstract CC Times, July 16, 1931)
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Andrew Solomon Comerer, an old time resident of Clay county, departed this life Saturday morning, March 3, 1917, death occurring at his Clay county home. At the time of his death, the deceased had reached the age of 64 years, 6 months and 26 days. Heart trouble was the cause of his demise. (Longford Leader, Feb. 8, 1917)
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Bert Kinnamon received the sad news of the death of his sister, Mrs. Elmer Conn of Colorado. Mr. Kinnamon and his mother, Mrs. Tursley, went to Clay Center early Wednesday morning and went from there to Beatrice, Nebraska, where the body was being brought for burial. (Longford Leader, May 8, 1913)
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Cyril Pat Cookson, 72, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007, at Salina; born Aug. 22, 1934, at Wakefield, the son of Cyril R. and Frances Marie (Schiltz) Cookson; survived by six sons, William Cookson and wife Kimberly of Salina, Robert Cookson of Salina, Charles Cookson and wife Mary of Salina, Anthony Cookson, Kevin Cookson and Eric Cookson of Greely, Colo.; one daughter, Patricia Colton of Salina; one sister, Terri Hodge and husband Peyton of Louisville, Ky.; and thirteen grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
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Dorothy Haynes Corkhill, 87, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 at Topeka; born June 20, 1920, at Clifton, the daughter of Joe and Laurene (Crary) Haynes; married 49 years to John K. Corkhill; he preceded her in death in 1991; survived by one son, John Kelly Corkhill of Topeka; two daughters, Debra Ann Corkhill of Florida and Jamie Corkhill of Topeka; one brother, Loren Haynes of Clay Center; one sister, Marjorie Wald of West Virginia; one son-in-law, Paul Craft of Florida; and one granddaughter; interment at in Mount Hope Cemetery in Topeka.
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The whole community was saddened to hear of the death of Ivan F. Coulson on Monday. He was at church Sunday morning and seemed as well as usual; then Monday morning as he was getting up, he suffered a stroke of paralysis and fell back on the bed unconscious; he died that same day, about 4:30 o'clock without regaining consciousness. He leaves a wife and two little daughters, Laura and Ruth, an aged father and three brothers to mourn his loss. He will be especially missed in the Sunday School, of which he was superintendent. The funeral will be held at 1 o'clock at the Mayfield church, with Rev. Chappell in charge. (Longford Leader, Dec. 23, 1915)
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Twila Marie Cowell, 91, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007, at in Clay Center; born Dec. 10, 1915, at Wakefield, the daughter of Wilmer and Minnie (Siemers) Shivers; married Arthur Cowell on Oct. 21, 1938, at Topeka; he preceded her in death on Dec. 5, 2006; also preceded in death by two brothers; survived by one son, Rodney Cowell and wife Nancy of Cottonwood, Ariz.; one brother, Forest Shivers of Wakefield; one grandson; and one great-granddaughter; burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center.
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Clay Center--Funeral services were held Saturday of William Cowell, 84, a member of an early-day English colony at Wakefield. He died at his home here after several months of declining health. Survivors are his wife; four sons, Francis and Ernest of Wakefield, Albert of Snyder, Mo., and Leland of Clay Center; ad daughter, Mrs. Eunice Brazell, Kansas City; a brother, Thomas Cowell, Clay Center; two sisters, Mrs. Ada Boyson, Kansas City, and Mrs. Emma Starling, Salina. Salina Journal, Sunday, Jan. 7, 1951
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Roy C. Cowing, 79, died Sunday, July 8, 2007, at Clay Center; born May 23, 1928, at Clay Center, the son of Samuel and Florence (Ingrum) Cowing; married Helen Southerland on Oct. 3, 1962; she preceded him in death on Jan. 23, 2004; also preceded by one son and one sister; survived by two daughters, Valerie Thatcher of Green and Rosemary Gonser of Clay Center; one son, Dennis Southerland of Gainsville, Tex.; one brother, John Cowing of Clay Center; one sister, Rose Purcell of Snowflake, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; 15 great- grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
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CRAIG, ISADORA (Snow) - The Times last week reported the death of Mrs. Dora Craig at the O.C. Prather home in Frankfort. The Prathers and Mrs. Craig were very well known in Clay Center and made many friends during their residence in Clay Center, who extend sympathy to the sorrowing family. The Frankfort index gave the following story of Mrs. Craig's life: Isadore Snow Craig was born in Scottville, Illinois, Jan. 22, 1848, and was called to her heavenly home May 24th, 1925, being 77 years, 4 months and 2 days old at that time. She was united in marriage to Lloyd Allan Craig of Jacksonville, Illinois Feb. 20th, 1872. To this union were born five children, only one of whom survives, Mrs. O.C. Prather of Farnkfort, Kansas, with whom Mrs. Craig made her home. Her husband preceded her in death June 19th, 1905, and her eldest son was taken March 1st, 1917. Being the daughter of Rev. C.G. Snow, a pioneer Methodist minister of Illinois, Mrs. Craig was reared in that church, uniting at an early age. After her marriage she transferred her membership to the Presbyterian church of which she was a member at the time of her death. Her entire life has been one of service for others, for to her love meant only to serve. First her God, then her loved ones and those with whom she came in contact. A greater “Mother love” was never given to one, this she daily demonstrated to her only surviving child. Her Christian faith and belief in the Creator's power and promises was a comfort to her until her last conscious moment. Besides her daughter, Mrs. Prather and two little granddaughters Shirley and Charlotte Prather, she is survived by two brothers, S.E. Snow of Chicago, Ill., and F.A. Snow of Sorento, Illinois, and one sister, Mrs. Nellie S. Taylor of Aurora, Illinois. The funeral services were held at the Prather home on North Locust street at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Dr. John Milton Oliver, assisted by Rev. Fred B. Benson. Music was furnished by Mrs. W.H. Hardman, Mrs. C.W. Bonnell, Mrs. Fred Rickson and Mrs. Lawrence Pennington. Many friends and neighbors and a number of relatives from a distance attended the services, and then the remains were shipped to Jacksonville, Ill., for burial. Mrs. Prather and little daughters, her uncle, S.E. Snow of Chicago and aunt, Mrs. Nellie Taylor of Aurora, Ill., accompanied the body. (Times – Clay Center, KS – June 4, 1925)
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Ruth Craig, 74, Clay Center, died Sept. 3 in Clay Center; born Dec. 12, 1922, in Concordia to Joseph and Alice Burke Higbee; she married Stanley Craig in September 1940; he died Nov. 2, 1979; owned and operated Craig's Variety Store for several years and Craig's Dress Shop in Clay Center; house mother for the Delta Tau Delta and the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternities at Kansas State University for 10 years; also preceded in death by a son, two sisters, three brothers and a grandson; survived by two sons, Joe Craig, Clay Center, and Ted Craig, Overland Park; a daughter, Deborah Craig, Clay Center; and six grandchildren; inurnment at Greenwood Cemetery. (abstract, Manhattan Mercury, Sept. 4, 1997)
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James D. Cranmer; born June 9, 1945 at Clyde to Oscar and Mary Marie (Fuller) Cranmer; died May 22, 2004; married Jolene Marie Nichter in 1996; survived by wife, one son, four daughters, three step daughters, five brothers, six sisters, 13 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews; burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Clyde
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Lillian Mae Crawford, 74, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008, at Clay Center; born Aug. 28, 1933, at Owassa, Okla., the daughter of Willard and Louetta (Griffin) Brown; preceded in death by her first husband, Vernon Stutz in 1977; married Leeland Crawford on March 3, 1978; also preceded in death by one son, Vernon Stutz Jr. in 1991 and one sister; survived by her husband, Leeland Crawford of Clay Center; one daughter, Francie Young and husband Roger of Clay Center; two stepsons, Robert Crawford and wife Cheryl of Clyde and Randy Crawford of Marion; one stepdaughter, Jan Craft and husband Rob of Marion; three sisters, Ann Ingram of Claeveland, Okla., LaVern Haus of Tahlequah, Okla. and Joann Pinkstaff of Tulsa, Okla.; one brother, Johnny Chick of Tahlequah, Okla.; and eight grandchildren; burial Saturday at Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center.
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Marian "Freddie" Cree, 84, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, at Clay Center; orn Nov. 4, 1922, at Clay Center, the daughter of Roy and Bess (Auchard) Mackender; married Morton Cree on Nov. 11, 1942; he preceded her in death on June 22, 1973; also preceded in death by one daughter, Susan Carlson and one brother, Pete Mackender; survived by one son-in-law, Harley Carlson of Houston, Tex.; two grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center.
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Daniel Thomas Crimmins, 80, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, at Clay Center; born Jan. 11, 1927, in Clay County, the son of Thomas Michael and Loretta (O'Donnell) Crimmins; married Melvina Klozenbucher on Oct. 21, 1950; preceded in death by one granddaughter; survived by his wife, Melvina Crimmins of Clay Center; four sons, Mike Crimmins and wife Babette, Jerome Crimmins and wife Jody, Steven Crimmins and wife Kathy and James Crimmins and wife Kim, all of Clay Center; one daughter, Susan Bloom of Clay Center; one brother, Joseph Crimmins and wife Sandy of Topeka; three sisters, Margaret Wurtz and husband Wilfred of Fairfield Bay, Ark., Evelyn Malone and husband Chuck of Casa Grande, Ariz. and Lorene Nelson and husband Bob of Rocky Forde, Colo.; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
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Lorena F. Crimmins, 96, died Aug. 18, 2008 at Concordia; born Sept. 11, 1911, at Clay Center, the daughter of Isaac Newton Richardson and Minnie (Fraelich) Richardson; married T. Edward Crimmins on May 27, 1946 in Wichita; preceded in death by her husband, T. Edward on Sept. 16, 1951; one brother, C.V. Richardson; one sister, R.A. Graber; and one adopted family member Brenda Newell; burial in St. Concordia Cemetery.
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Doris Katherine (Fahlstrom) Crosby, 96, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2007; born Nov. 30, 1910, on a farm north of Clay Center; her family moved to Kansas City where she attended school and married; preceded in death by one son, Dale Crosby; survived by one son, Larry Crosby; one sister, Vicky Reifel; former daughter-in-law, Carolynn Crosby; three grandchildren; and five great-granddaughters; burial at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo.
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Donald B., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Crossley, of this city, died Wednesday, March 25. Burial was Thursday at Greenwood cemetery, G. F. Armington of the Congregational church conducting short services at the grave. (Cc Times, Aprl. 2, 1914)
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W. R. Culman, a life-long resident of the Clay Center area, died there following a short illness. Survivors include his wife and two grandchildren, Kayetta and Billy Hofmann of Green. abstract Salina Journal, March 11, 1951
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George H. Curtis, 73, a life-long resident of Clay County, died Saturday at his Idana home. He was born Dec. 13, 1883. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude; two sons, George H. of Salina and Robert of Topeka; a daughter, Mrs. Jerris Letourneau, Salina; a brother, Walter of Clay Center, and two sisters, Charlotte of Morganville and Mrs. Pearl Condray of Manhattan. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Idana Presbyterian Church, with burial in the Idana Cemetery. unknown paper, Monday, Dec. 8, 1957
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