Clay Co., KS AHGP-Obituaries "S"


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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. Unless otherwise noted, obits below are abstracted from the Clay Center Dispatch. 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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Word reached town yesterday that Mr. Salters had passed away Wednesday morning. (Longford Leader, Jan. 4, 1917)
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William Roy Salts Jr., 45, died Friday, June 8, 2007, at Castroville, Tex.; born Dec. 20, 1961, at Holyoke, Mass., the son of William Sr. and Kay (Bratt) Salts; survived by his parents, Bill and Kay Salts of Clay Center; two sons, Bennett Salts of Phoenix, Ariz. and Ryan Salts of Castroville, Tex.; five sisters, Colleen Falk and husband Earl of San Antonio, Tex., Jane Weide of Grand Prairie, Tex., Michaela Williams and husband Harvey of Edmond, Okla., Cheryl Corbett of Wichita Falls, Tex. and Jessica Tholstrop and husband Brian of Clay Center; and his grandmother, Lillian Bratt of Beatrice, Neb.; burial with military honors will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
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Merle Sampson, 82, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 1995, in Abilene; born Jan. 3, 1913, in Talmage, the son of Edmund John and Alice Rebecca Peters Sampson; graduated from Longford High School in 1931; married Mildred Housel on Sept. 13, 1933; survived by wife; two sons, Merlin, Abilene, and Gary, Lawrence; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; burial in the Rose Meron Cemetery, Longford. (abstract, Lawrence Journal-World, Nov. 21, 1995) Marian Alice Sanberg, 82, died Thursday, June 7, 2007, at Wakefield; born April 11, 1925, at Clay Center, the daughter of David Oscar and Winifred Leulla (Sanders) Carlson; married Joseph Porter in 1943; he was killed in World War II; later married Lyndon Jack Sanberg in 1946; he preceded her in death on Nov. 22, 1985; also preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters; inurnment will be at Greenwood Cemetery.
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Thomas Sandy died Tuesday morning about 5 o'clock at the Arthur Smith home, 804 Sherman St., death being due to the infirmities of old age. Mr. Sandy was about ninety-three years of age at the time of his death, and, as far as it is known, has no living relatives in America. Deceased was a native of England and came from that country to the United States a number of years ago. He landed in Clay Center about twenty three years ago and ever since that time has been an inmate of the Smith home, being a county charge most of the time. He was a gardener by trade in England, and did a great deal of that work in Clay Center. When death came he was blind and was in a badly crippledcondition. The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon of this week at the Idylwild school house, northeast of Clay Center. Burial was made in the Idylwild cemetery. (Clay County Times, Oct. 23, 1913)
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Theresa D. Sanford, 67, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, in Labette County following an automobile accident; born Dec. 30, 1939, at Clay Center, the daughter of Albert E. and Thelma D. (Nemnich) Patenaude; married Robert Sanford in 1955; they later divorced; preceded in death by one grandson; survived by three sons, William Sanford of Vian, Okla., Robert Sanford of Sedgwick and Steven Sanford of Wagoner, Okla.; one daughter, Mary Green of Topeka; one brother, Jim Patenaude of Arkansas; five sisters, Betty Luethje of Iowa, Pat Thoms of Iowa, Linda Gordon of California, Judy Foster of Kansas City and Debbie Jannsen of Arkansas; 16 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren; burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Parsons.
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Duane Charles Sanneman, 82, died Saturday, March 24, 2007, at Clay Center; born Oct. 20, 1924, in Clay County, the son of Louis and Doris (Gridley) Sanneman; married Marjorie Henry on July 30, 1948; preceded in death by one brother and one sister; survived by his wife, Marjorie Sanneman of Clay Center; three sons, Douglas Sanneman and wife Bonnie of Clay Center, Donn Sanneman and wife Pamela of Clay Center and Arlyn Sanneman and wife Linda of Clay Center; one brother, Warren Sanneman and wife Eloise of Clay Center; eight grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery
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Wiline Sanneman, 84, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006, in Clay Center; born July 15, 1922, in Clay County, the daughter of Walter Sr. and Helen (Bauer) Knitter; married Homer Sanneman Aug. 3, 1941; he preceded her in death July 31, 2001; survived by three sons, Dudley Sanneman and wife Jill of Clay Center, Dewey Sanneman and wife Kay of Goddard and Dan Sanneman and wife Karla of Larned; one brother, Walter Knitter Jr. and wife Doris of Clay Center; ten grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
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Georgia Elizabeth Sauvain born Feb. 7, 1905, at Clifton, the daughter of Wallace and Grace (Taliferro) Ostrander; died Jan. 26, 2000; married John Niles Sauvain June 17, 1924, and he preceded her in death Dec. 19, 1986; also preceded by a son, two grandsons, two brothers, and a sister; survived by a daughter, two sons, a sister, Grace Balthazor of Concordia; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild; burial in Greenwood Cemetery
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John Sauvain was born in Indiana November 20, 1857, died February 25 at his home five miles south and a mile west of Vining, aged 43 years. He came with his father from Ohio to Kansas in 1870, settling in Clay county where he has resided ever since with the exception of two years. He was married to Miss Alexina Chayer March 30, 1882, who now survives him with five children. Mr. Sauvain united with the Presbyterian church in 1877, remaining a member until his death. A good neighbor, father and husband, mourned by many, missed by all who knew him. The funeral services were conducted at the home of the deceased, Rev. White officiating. (CCT, Mar. 14, 1901)
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John Schaal received the sad news Friday morning, that his father was found dead early that morning in Duluth, Kansas. He took the first train for that place; we do not have any more particulars. (Longford Leader, Feb. 26, 1913)
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Thaine W. Schafer, 83, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007, at his home in Abilene; born June 26, 1923, in Clay County, the son of William and Bernice (Gooden) Schafer; married Evelyn Slingsby on April 26, 1947; preceded in death by his wife on Feb. 19, 1998; survived by one daughter, Marla Rutz of Abilene; one son, Mark Schafer of Pittsburg; one sister, Violet Blake of Clay Center; and seven grandchildren; interment in the Greenwood Cemetery at Clay Center.
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Mrs. Rogniat was called to Aurora Friday morning on account of the death of her niece, Bell Schaput. (Longford Leader, Mar. 27, 1913)
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Sylvia Schoneweis, 94, died Monday, April 24, 2006, in Clifton; born June 29, 1911, in Clay County, the daughter of James and Carrie (Burchard) Murphy; married Frank Schoneweis Sept. 16, 1933; he preceded her in death Feb. 23, 1980; also preceded by one son, Harold Schoneweis and two brothers, Carl and Alfred Murphy; survivors include one son, Wilbur Schoneweis and wife Irene of Clay Center; two daughters, Luella Marrs of Clay Center and Alice Brill and husband William of Sedgwick; one brother, William Murphy of Minneapolis; one sister, Mildred Sanberg of Clay Center; nine grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery
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Frances (Berggren) Schooley, 92, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2007 in Hesston; born Feb. 10, 1914, in Clay County; married Maurice Schooley in July of 1940 at Raleigh, N.C.; he preceded her in death in 1999; services at Swedesburg First Lutheran Church, rural Morganville, burial in the church cemetery.
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LaVern Schooley born Oct. 18, 1910, in Clay Center, the daughter of John and Batanna (Gepner) Forsyth; died Jan. 28, 2000; married Enos Schooley and he preceded her in death Dec. 28, 1971; survived by a daughter, a brother; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery
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Wendell Floyd Schooley was born at Clay Center, Kan., on Aug. 18, 1918, to Wesley and Edna (Egdorf) Schooley; died Aug. 3, 1999; married to Lucille Craig on Sept. 22, 1939; preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Lucille, on July 12, 1999, a sister, Ruth Steward, a brother, Wayne Schooley, and a sister, Viola Heeren; survived by two daughters; four grandchildren, two great-grandsons, a brother, a sister, a sister-in-law; a brother-in-law; many nieces and nephews and other relatives; and many friends; burial in Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery in Lincoln NE
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Richard Charles Schreefer, 81, died Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at Clay Center; born June 4, 1927, at Upland, the son of Harline and Clara (Sautter) Schreefer; married May Adams on April 20, 1948; she preceded him in death on March 21, 1999; also preceded by a son, Gregory in 1963, one brother and one sister; survived by one son, Mark and wife Gwyn Schreefer of Wakefield; two daughters, Lana and husband Mick Stoddard of Manhattan, and Sue and husband Bevin Bebermeyer of Clay Center; and nine grandchildren; burial in St. John Cemetery, rural Clay County.
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Albert Schrum of the Exeter neighborhood was killed in an automobile accident last Thursday evening near Plummer Mack's place. He had only last month bought a new Ford, and had taken his family on a joy ride over the country side. Upon returning home, they ran into a storm, and in an effort to turn around and outrun the weather, Mr. Schrum lost control of his auto and it overturned, pinning him underneath. His wife and child were thrown free from the wreck and only suffered severe bruising and other minor injuries. His wife held the car up for over five minutes until help arrived, but his injuries were so severe he died before he could get to the hospital. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the M. E. church in Clay Center, and interment was in Greenwood Cemetery. (Longford Leader, July 19, 1917)
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Fern Esther Schrum, 95, died Sunday, October 26, 2003, in Manhattan; born February 10, 1908, at Webster, Kan., the daughter of Bert C. and Maggie E. (Barret) Short; married Elmer C. Schrum on June 16, 1923 and he preceded her in death on October 8, 1993; also preceded by one sister; survivors include one son, Neil and wife Ruth Schrum, Manhattan; three grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery
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Mathias "Matt" Charles Schumaker born June 19, 1908, in Washington County, the son of Nicholas C. and Anna (Alig) Schumaker; died Jan. 27, 2000; preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters; married Alice Wurtz Oct. 24, 1939, and she survives along with a son, three daughters, and five grandchildren; burial in St. Mary's Cemetery
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Donna Jean Schurle, 79, died Monday, July 21, 2008, at her residence; born Nov. 9, 1928, in rural Green, the daughter of Milo and Ruth (Easterberg) Riek; married Lawrence Schurle on June 12, 1948; survived by her husband, Lawrence Schurle of Clay Center and two daughters, Nancy Kay Salomon of Abilene and Peggy Houser and husband Gary of Abilene; burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
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Foster H. Schurle, 81, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2003 in Clay Center; born Aug. 7, 1922, at Bala, the son of William and Lydia (Heilman) Schurle; married Arleta M. Braun May 4, 1950, at Ebenezer; preceded in death by two brothers, Willard Schurle and an infant brother; three sisters, Edna Rosenow, Erma Schurle, and Elenora Rothfuss; and two daughters, LaRue and Pamela Schurle; survivors include his wife, Arleta Schurle of the home at Clay Center; four sons, Kevin Schurle and wife Jan of Clay Center, Niles Schurle and wife Beth of Neodesha, Kan., Phil Schurle and wife Stacy of Valley Center, Kan., and David Schurle and wife Patricia of Udall, Kan.; one daughter, Sheryl McMahan and husband Steve of Clay Center; two brothers, Victor Schurle of Leonardville, and Lawrence Schurle of Clay Center; three sisters, Edith Pall of Chadron, Neb., Elaine Berggren of Manhattan, and Esther Bergman of Wilmington, N.C.; 17 grandchildren; and one great grandson; burial in the Ebenezer Cemetery
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John Schurle, a long time resident of Clay county, passed away Monday, December 22, at his home in Green after an illness of about two weeks. Had Mr. Schurle lived until January 2, he would have attained the age of ninety-two years. The deceased lived in this county for many years, having located in Highland township on coming to this country from Germany, so numbered with the well known citizens of this community. He leaves a wife and two sons, George and Fred, to mourn his death, one child, a daughter having preceding the father in death. The sons both live in the vicinity of Green and Mrs. Robert Bachmann, a granddaughter, resides in Clay Center. The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the home at 1 o'clock and at the German M.E. church at Green, at 2 o'clock. Rev. H. F. Ahrens of Clay Center conducted the services. Burial was made in the cemetery near Green. (Clay Center Times, Dec. 25, 1913)
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Nathan Ray Schurle, infant son of Douglas and Brenda Schurle was stillborn Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at the Mercy Health Center in Manhattan; survived by parents, Douglas and Brenda Schurle of Green; paternal grandfather, Victor Schurle of Green; and maternal grandparents, Robert and Fern Berggren of Leonardville; preceded in death by one sister, Christine Rose Schurle on July 3, 1998; burial in the Ebenezer Cemetery south of Green
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Raymond D. Schurle, 91, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006, in Manhattan; born April 13, 1915, at Clay Center the son of Ervin and Rosa (Heilman) Schurle; married Winona Christine Berggren Feb. 8, 1938, at Riley; preceded in death by two brothers, George and David Schurle; survivors include his wife; one daughter, Carole Jean Crumbaker and husband Charles of Salina; one sister-in-law, Gladys Schurle of Manhattan; two grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren; burial in the Sunset Cemetery, Manhattan.
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Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Schwab were held at the Morganville Methodist church on Tuesday. Burial was in Bloom Cemetery. She is survived by two daughters, Bertha of Oakland, Calif. and Mrs. Elizabeth Williamson of Sacramento; five sons, Henry, Edwin and William, all of Morganville, Jacob of Woodward, Okla., and Rudolph of Clifton; two sisters, Mrs. Rosa Mellies and Elizabeth Ruegg, both of Morganville. unknown paper, Thursday, Dec. 2, 1954
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William Schwab, 76, of Morganville, died Saturday at a Salina hospital. He was born Oct. 25, 1896 in Bloom Twp. and retired to Morganville in 1960. A farmer, he was a member of the Morganville UMC. He is survived by his wife, Helen; three daughters, Mrs. Elaine Hahn and Mrs. Rachel Rife, both of Morganville, and Mrs. Muriel Jacobson, Redwood City, Calif.; two sons, Lafe and William jr. both of Morganville; a sister, Bertha Schwab, Oakland, Calif.; a brother, Rudolph, Morganville; 16 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Morganville United Methodist church, with burial in the Sherman Cemetery. unknown paper, Sunday, May 2, 1976
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Bradley Dean Scott, 36, died Monday, March 12, 2007; born Jan. 13, 1977, at Ulysses, the son of Doyle and Cheryl (Tate) Scott; married Angela Mottin on May 2, 1998, at St. Joseph; survived by his wife Angela Scott of the home at Miltonvale; one daughter, Jordyn Scott of the home; his parents, Doyle and Cheryl Scott of Miltonvale; one brother, Mike Scott and wife Missy of Clay Center; and his grandmothers, Phyllis Tate of Concordia and Thelma Scott of Clyde; burial in Miltonvale Cemetery.
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Cheryl Ann Scott, 58, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2007; born on Dec. 1, 1948, at Clay Center the daughter of Clinton and Phyllis (Hillam) Tate; married Doyle Scott on Aug. 20, 1965; preceded in death by one son, Brad Scott in 2007; survived by her husband, Doyle Scott of Miltonvale; one son, Mike Scott and wife Missy of Clay Center; two brothers, Terry Tate and wife Jennifer of Miltonvale and Clint Tate and wife Donna of Concordia; one sister, Patricia Bosserman and husband Slyvester of Lake Havasu, Ariz.; her mother, Phyllis Tate of Concordia; one daughter-in-law, Angie Scott; and three grandchildren, Kaela Scott, Marc Scott and Jordyn Scott. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at FC Hill Memorial Wesleyan Church, Miltonvale, with the Rev. Myron Comfort officiating. Burial will be; burial in Miltonvale Cemetery.
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Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Martin, and son, Roy attended Cloyd Scripter's funeral at Upland, last Sunday. Mr. Scripter was Mrs. Martin's brother in law. Also attending from here were Aubrey Hoffman and family. (Longford Leader, Nov. 23, 1916)
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Darrell Clinton Sebring; born June 4, 1942, at Clay Center, the son of Clinton Ernest and Lucille (Hileman) Sebring; died March 15, 2004; married Patricia Smith Dec. 30, 1966 at Madison, KS; survived by his wife, father, two sons, one daughter, five brothers, eight sisters, and seven grandchildren; burial in Crown Hill Cemetery in Sedalia, Missouri.
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Funeral services were held Tuesday in Wakefield for Karl Seitz, 94, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Buche. He was born Dec. 30, 1859 in Whittenburg, Germany. He is survived by three sons, Charles of Wakefield, Will of Washington and Ernest of Longford; two daughters, Mrs. Buche and Mrs. Charles Potter, both of Wakefield. Burial was in Ebenezer Cemetery. unknown paper, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1953
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Will Steinford and Laura were called to Alida on account of the death of their cousin, Mrs. John Semsrote of that place. She leaves a husband and two small sons, and a mother and a host of friends to mourn her loss. (Longford Leader, Dec. 26, 1912)
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The funeral services for Edward Senn who met a sudden death Monday afternoon, east of town, were held Thursday afternoon, Nov. 27, at the Senn home near Lasita. Burial was made in the Lasita cemetery. Edward B. Senn was born on a farm in Jefferson county, Kansas, April 18, 1869. He was married to Nellie Coutermarsh on Dec. 18, 1892. They had four children: Ursula, age 19 years; Herbert, age 17 years; Lydia, aged 15 years; and Nellie Josephine, aged five years. Besides his wife and children he leaves a father and mother, M. and Josephine Senn; one sister, Mrs. Marie Meath, living in Seattle, Washington; one brother, Louis M. Senn of Geary, Oklahoma; and another sister, Iona, who makes her home with her parents in Lasita. (CC Times, Dec. 4, 1913)
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Evelyn Shannon born Feb. 26, 1917, at Clay County, the daughter of August and Iva (Rankin) Schurr; died Nov. 9, 2003; married Lowell Shannon on May 5, 1938; he preceded her in death on January 18, 1975, also preceded by three of her sisters; survived by daughter, three sons, two sisters, six grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren ; burial Greenwood Cemetery
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Joy Wixom Shaffer, 79, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006 in Janesville, WI; born July 11, 1926, at Clay Center, the daughter of Carl and Ardinell (Wixom) Young; married Joe Shaffer in October of 1952; survivors include her husband, Joe Shaffer; two sons, Joel Patrick Shaffer and wife Norma of Paso Robles, Calif. and Wayne Shaffer of Janesville; one daughter, Linda Shaffer of Janesville; five grandchildren; and three daughters from a previous marriage, Joellen White and husband Larry, Nolene Roberts and Carla Kole; no burial information
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Samuel Shaner, aged 69 years, a one time and an old time resident of Clay county, passed away last Tuesday, April 7, at his late home in Yates Center. The body was brought to this city and Friday afternoon the funeral services were held at the Christian church, conducted by Rev. W. H. Curtis. Burial was made in Greenwood Cemetery, where his wife, Louisa, was laid to rest several years ago. (CC Times, April 16, 1914)
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Mrs. Anna Shaver, 34, of Salina and formerly of Clay Center, was killed Sunday night in a one-car accident two miles south of Clay Center on K-15. She was born July 2, 1927 at Clay Center, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lon Colt. She is survived by her husband, Ellis; three brothers: Jay D. Colt, Clay Center; Cameron Colt, Tulsa, Okla., and Fred Colt, St. Louis, Mo.; two sisters: Betty Katrades, Clay Center and Janice Chackey, Downey, Calif. unknown paper Monday Oct. 30, 1961
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Bernice L. Sherbert, 90, died Sunday, June 24, 2007, at Whitman Hospital in Colfax, Wash.; born April 30, 1917, on a farm near Wakefield, the daughter of Albert and Minnie Luthi; married Melvin A. Sherbert on Aug. 20, 1939; preceded in death by her husband in 2001; also preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters; survived by two sons, Bueford Sherbert of Tacoma, Wash. and Ronald Sherbert of Albion, Wash.; two brothers, Dale Luthi of Arkansas and Dean Luthi of Junction City; two sisters, Juanita McKee of Kansas City, Mo. and Beverly Montgomery of Clay Center; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; burial in the Bess Hampton Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Othello, Wash.
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Funeral services for William Shutt, a former resident of Clay County, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. He died in San Pablo, Calif. Burial will be in the Greenwood cemetery. unknown paper, Jan. 27, 1955
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Mrs. Nellie M. (Heikes) Shivers was born in Athelstane township, Nov. 27 1883; died in a Concordia hospital Jan. 4, 1917. She was converted in her girlhood days and joined the Evangelical church of Industry and has always sought to live an earnest, devoted Christian life. She was married to William P. Shivers at Industry on Dec. 24, 1902. To this happy union were born four sons, one dying in infancy. The living sons are Clarence, age 13 years; Loyd aged 10 years and Amos, aged 8 years. Mr. and Mrs. Shivers lived in Clay County until five years ago when they moved to Ottawa County, near Minneapolis where they have since made their home. She leaves her devoted, grief stricken husband and three sons, her sorrowing Father, who just last spring laid the Mother to rest, four brothers and four sisters and a large number of other relatives and close friends to mourn her departure and await a glad reunion in Heaven. The brothers and sisters are William Heikes and Mrs. Carrie Johnson of Granger, Wyo.; Mack Heikes of Minneapolis, Kansas; S. Heikes of Denver; Levi Heikes of Phillipsburg; Mrs. Anna Synder (Snyder ?) of Industry and Mrs. Ollie Johns of Raymondsville, Texas. (Longford Leader, Jan. 11, 1917)
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Twila Lavone "TL" Shivers born Aug. 28, 1915, near Green, the daughter of Walter W. and Chattie Dora Louise (Gibbs) Slingsby; died Feb. 10, 2000 in San Antonio; married Collis Rees White, June 3, 1938, and he preceded her in death Dec. 27, 1969. She then married Gerald M. Shivers Nov. 28, 1975, and he preceded her Dec. 27, 1993. She was also preceded by a sister; survived by two sons, five stepsons, a brother; 11 step-grandchildren; 15 step-great-grandchildren; and two step-great-great-grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery
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Julia Irene Siebold born July 6, 1924, at Sterling, Neb., the daughter of Arthur and Dena (Rap) Faulhaber ; died Sept. 13, 1999, at Clay Center; married Warren Siebold Aug. 3, 1941, and he preceded her in death April 4, 1998; survived by three daughters, a brother, eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren; burial Greenwood Cemetery
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Mrs. Martha Ellen Sigler, 94, a Clay County pioneer, died Friday. Born in Pennsylvania, Mrs. Sigler came to Kansas many years ago and the family settled in the Industry community. She had lived most of her life there since. Surviving are a daughter and son, Mrs. A. M. Downs, Talmadge and Jess Sigler, Aberdeen, S. D. unknown paper, Thursday, Aug. 6, 1953
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William V. Silver, 83, Clay Center, died Thursday, July 24; born Oct. 26, 1913, at Morganville, and was a farmer there for most of his life; married to Eileen Malcolm on July 9, 1937; preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Kandratieff, on March 15, 1991; survived by his wife, Eileen Silver of the home; two sons, Lon Silver, Morganville, and Mike Silver, Wichita; a sister, Jean Fross, Scottsdale, Ariz.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; inurement services at the Greenwood Cemetery. (abstract, Manhattan Mercury, July 25, 1997)
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George Simpson was born in Banffshire, Parish of Alvah, County of Banff, Scotland, September 18, 1854; died at his home in Longford, August 13, 1915, aged 61 years, 10 months and 25 days. He came to Kansas 31 years ago and located on a farm near Talmage. Two years later he moved to Bent County, Colorado, where he lived for 14 years, and during which time, Nov. 20, 1901, he was united in marriage to Lizzie C. Burgess. To this union was born four children, twin girls, both of whom died in infancy; one daughter, Mary Ann and one son, George Theodore, who together with the wife and four brothers, survive him. The four brothers, James, William, Andrew and Alec all live in Scotland. His mother and father died when he was about 18 years of age. Rev. H. T. Wright of Hiawatha, Kansas, delivered his funeral sermon at the Longford Church, at 11 a.m. Sunday and the body was laid to rest in the Athelstane Cemetery. (Longford Leader, Aug. 19, 1915)
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Clara Belle Slingsby born Oct. 19, 1913, in Clay County, the daughter of Charles Calvin and Mel Dessie (Walker) Mabie; died March 2, 2000; married Laurence Slingsby Nov. 21, 1934, and he preceded her in death Jan. 29, 1977; also preceded by a son, two brothers and a sister; survived by two daughters, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery
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Helen Lucille Macy Skolaut, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2005, at Rancho Mirage, Calif.; born July 6, 1920, at Clay Center; survivors include one daughter, Linda Wilkinson of Albuquerque, N.M.; three sons, Vincent Macy and wife Carrie of Indio, Calif., Griffin Macy and wife Kathy of Falls Church, Va. and Johnathan Macy and wife Susan of Kinnelon, N.J.; nine grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren; memorial service at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in Clay Center.
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SLADE, ALBERT D. -- Albert Slade, 66, oldest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. O.L. Slade, died at Wauchula, Fla., Sunday, June 3rd, after a long period of ill health. Albert grew to manhood in Clay Center, and after completing his education was associated with his father in the Slade Lumber Yard for some time. He has resided in Florida for approximately twenty-five years. Nearest surviving relatives include four sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Nelle Roth and Mrs. George Gingrich of Santa Monica, Calif., Mrs. Leo Barker of Salina, Mrs. L.E. Alquist of Clay Center, Dr. Clyde Slade of Eureka, and George Slade of Clay Center, and their families. The body will be brought to Clay Center for burial in the Slade family plot at Greenwood cemetery. The time for the services has not been announced, but will occur later in the week. (Times – Clay Center, KS – June 7, 1945)
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SLADE, ORIEN LEAVITT Slade -- Clay Center lost one of its most valued citizens Thursday afternoon, March 3, in the death of O.L. Slade. He was a man of unusual intelligence and ability and in whom his associates had great confidence. He was quiet and reserved in his manner, but his generous understanding of other’s rights his honesty and the accommodating spirit in which he met competition in business made his life a success and gave him a host of adorning friends. For forty-seven years he made his home in this community and no person living here for so long a period enjoyed a greater degree of confidence and esteem than did O.L. Slade. He took great pride in promoting his business and met his obligations of citizenship in a splendid way. His home place was one of the beauty spots of the city, and particularly beautiful was the relationship he maintained towards his family. He was intensely fond of his home, his wife and children. When ill health crept upon him it was not easy for Mr. Slade to give up his ambitions and business activities, but no doubt the fact that he had a son, George, who could take his place and carry on the fine business which he had established brought much satisfaction to him. He met illness with the same magnificent courage with which he faced all life’s problems always cheerful and uncomplaining and deeply appreciative of the ministrations of a devoted family. For two hears he had been in declining health and for many months had been confined to his bed, yet he bore his suffering with greatest patience. His neighbors and friends who recognized his sterling worth, sincerely regretted to see him thus stricken at a time when it seemed that he should have had many more years to enjoy life. Orien L. Slade was born in Clermont county, Ohio, April 6, 1855, the son of John S. and Mary Willis Slade, his parents making their home at that time on a farm. He was educated in the public schools of his community and learned the trade of a carpenter, becoming highly proficient in this chosen work. Mr. Slade was united in marriage with Miss Lorinda John at Liberty, Indiana, April 10, 1878 and came to Clay Center in 1879. Establishing their home here, Mr. Slade worked as a carpenter, later engaging in the larger business of contracting and building. In 1883, he took the management of a local lumber yard, and in 1898 established a business for himself, under the name of the Home Lumber and Coal Co., which grew to be one of the largest and best managed enterprises of its character in this part of Kansas, standing today as a monument to his good judgment and genuine service to his community. But it was not only in business circles that his best talent was exercised. He gave to his community years of splendid service. He was one of the principal movers in the matter of securing for Clay Center its magnificent Municipal Light and Water plant. As a member of the city council, he was one of the trusted advisors, a tower of strength to the administration that fought the long hard fight that resulted in final victory for the people of the city, in that they now own a splendidly equipped municipal utility. In the later years, and really up to the time of his retirement from active business life, Mr. Slade was a member of the public utilities commission that administered the affairs of this great and successful business venture which proved popular. It was the achievement of which he was most proud. But he was to withstand a greater test. Always a strong partisan, and a supporter of principles opposed to those of the party in power when the flames of war burst upon the world, he joined wholeheartedly and with purest patriotism in the prosecution of his own country’s part in that awful catastrophe, giving of his means, and that which was still more precious, to the great end that the world was made safe for such government as ours. His own son was one of the boys who made the supreme sacrifice. Mr. Slade was with his wife, a strong supporter of the church, the family’s church home being the First Baptist Church. Mr. and Mrs. Slade have given their children, not only the advantage of the local schools, but college and University trainings, and they have been proud to see them take their places in the professional, social, and business world. The children are: Albert D. of Wauchula, Fla., Mrs. H.M. Roth of Santa Monica, Cal., Mrs. Leo Barker of Clay Center, Mrs. Lloyd E. Alquist of Clay Center, Dr. Clyde E. Slade of Eureka, Kans., Mrs. Geo. Gingrich of Clay Center, and George S. Slade of Clay Center. One son, Lieutenant John Paul Slade died in France, while in the service of his country. Mr. Slade’s fraternal spirit was shown in more than forty years affiliation with the L.O.O.F. The funeral occurred Sunday afternoon from the home on North Fifth street, conducted by Rev. Wallace Carpenter, assisted by Rev. F.E. Bray, pastor of the Baptist church. Pall bearers were sons and sons-in-law of the deceased. Beautiful music by a quartet composed of Mrs. Wilbur Neill, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Humfield and John Scheu, and a solo by Mrs. J. G. Grimison, added much comfort to the last rites. The floral offerings were many and beautiful, attesting the high esteem in which this good man was held. Burial was in the family lot in beautiful Greenwood cemetery. So many friends gathered to pay final tribute to the departed that the spacious rooms of the Slade home were filled to overflowing and masses of flowers were banked about the casket and throughout the living rooms. All members of the Slade family were home frequently during their father’s illness and came again for the funeral. Among the relatives from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Albert Slade of Wauchula, Fla., Mrs. Henry Roth of Santa Monica, Calif., Dr. and Mrs. Clyde Slade of Eureka, Mrs. Mildred Slade of Kingfisher, Okla., Mr. and Mrs. John Sweet of Holton, the latter being a sister of Mr. Slade. Mrs. Sallie Duckwall, M.E. Duckwall, Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Duckwall of Abilene. (Times – Clay Center, KS – Mar, 10, 1927)
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Mary Lou Slaughter, 61, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007, at her residence in Clay Center; born Sept. 18, 1945, at Clay Center, the daughter of Lloyd and Virginia (Marshall) Starkweather; married Doug Slaughter at Bend, Ore. on May 9, 1987; preceded in death by one stepdaughter, Kristen Slaughter Kennedy; survived by her husband, Doug Slaughter of Clay Center; one son, Luke Jenks and wife Erica of Hillsboro, Ore.; one daughter, Temry Jenks Melendez and husband Rafael of Aurora, Colo.; two stepsons, Brant Slaughter and wife Jackie of Banks, Ore. and Tobin Slaughter and wife Anne of Bend, Ore.; one son-in- law, Ryan Kennedy, LaGrande, Ore.; her parents, Lloyd and Virginia Starkweather of Clay Center; one sister, JoAnn Chapman of New York City, NY; two brothers, John Starkweather and wife Midori of Woodland Hills, Calif. and Lee Starkweather and wife Teri of West Hills, Calif.; and eight grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery
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Margaret Christensen Sloath, born February 5, 1920 at Clay Center, the daughter of Carl and Ethel Christensen; died September 24, 2003; preceded in death by one brother, Robert Christensen; survived by one daughter, one sister, and one granddaughter; burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center
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Donald Dean Smith, 85, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, in Hays; born Jan. 25, 1921, at Clay Center, the son of Harry and Elta (Ramsey) Smith; married Louise Keeler Nov. 9, 1944; she preceded him in death Dec. 21, 1996; also preceded in death by one sister; survivors include one daughter, Penni Motes and husband Larry of Hays; one son, Ronald Smith and wife Gayle of Seattle, Wash.; ten grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery
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The funeral the Francis M. Smith, 71, was held in Clay Center on Saturday. He is survived by a half brother, Otto DeWitt of Abilene, a nephew, Lyle Warner of Clay Center and a cousin, Ozora DeWitt of Hutchinson. Burial was in Rose Meron Cemetery. unknown paper, Sunday, May 13, 1951
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Frank E. Smith, 55, Clay Center, died Tuesday, June 10, at Wakefield; born May 5, 1942 at Clay Center; married Sharon Liby on June 7, 1965; she survives of the home; also survived by his father, Bill Smith, and his wife, Stella, Clay Center; his mother, Mildred Branan, Clay Center; one son, the Rev. William Smith, Ringwood, Okla.; one brother, Fred LaMore, Clay Center; and one sister, Dawn Cater, Vale, Ore.; burial in the Bala Cemetery. (abstract, Manhattan Mercury, June 11, 1997)
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Harry Smith, 81, Clay Center, died Tuesday, June 4, 1996, at his home; born Nov. 28, 1914, at Longford, the son of David and Mary Dennison Smith; married Lena Patenaude on Sept. 5, 1939, at St. Joe; survived by his wife; five sons: Paul D., Lake City, Fla., William D., Lawrence, Harry L., Wamego, Robert C., Clay Center, and Randy J., Kansas City, Kan.; a brother, Wilson, Lawrence; a sister, Anne Girard, Miltonvale; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; burial at Miltonvale Cemetery. (abstract, Lawrence Journal-World, June 5, 1996)
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Laurence W. Smith; born July 31, 1909, at Oakhill, the son of William John and Viola Elizabeth (Sutton) Smith; died April 20, 2004, at McPherson; married Frances R. Robbins Underwood March 29, 1952, at Abilene; preceded in death by wife on April 18, 2000; also preceded in death by three brothers, Clarence, Don and Kenneth Smith; survived by three stepdaughters, and one brother, burial in Greenwood Cemetery
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SMITH, SAMANTHA (Hopkins) -- The death of Mrs. D.C. Smith occurred Monday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the home of Mrs. W.T. Beesley on Lincoln avenue, where she had been cared for the past few months. Mrs. Smith was the widow of a Civil War veteran and had been in declining health for some time, death being due to apoplexy. Mrs. Smith was a quiet home person of kindly ways and had lived a long and useful life. Her life story is as follows: Samantha Hopkins was born in Starr county, Indiana, May 30th, 1842 and died in Clay Center, Kansas, October 18th, 1926 aged 84 years, 4 months, and 18 days being the last of a family of six children. At the age of twelve she moved with her parents to Boscobel, Wisconsin, where she resided until in 1858 she was united in marriage to Phillip B. Wellsher in Msucoda, Wisconsin. To this union four sons were born. Their father passed away in 1880 in Richland county, Wisconsin. In 1889 Mrs. Wellsher moved to Palmer, Kansas, with her sons, taking up her residence with her son Charles. Here in 1892, two of the sons passed away. She continued to make Palmer her home until 1914 when she married David C. Smith at Plymouth, Indiana. Thereafter she made her home in Indiana until after the death of her husband in 1921. Since that time she has been a resident of Clay Center. While living in Palmer, she united with the Methodist Episcopal church, but in her declining years, she has been unable to attend church. Mrs. Smith is survived by her two sons by her first marriage, John Elmer Willsher of Clay Center, Kansas and Charles Ethel Wellsher of Los Angeles, California; three grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. One by one our friends pass o’er, To the bright and peaceful shore; And they join in glad surprise, The glorious anthem of the skies.” Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, October 20, at the home of her son, Elmer Wellsher, on Seventh and Clay streets. Rev. W. Harley Smith conducted the services and appropriate musical selections were rendered by Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Humfeld and burial was made in Greenwood cemetery. (Times – Clay Center, KS – October 21, 1926)
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Max Gordon Snyder; born Feb. 26, 1926, at Oakhill, the son of John and Lela (Gordon) Snyder; died Dec. 30, 2003; married Mildred Mapes on July 4, 1948; she preceded him in death on Jan. 15, 1983; married Deborah Vail on Dec. 7, 1985; also preceded by one son, Thomas; one brother; and one sister; survived by his wife, one daughter, three sons, one stepdaughter, two sisters, 11 grandchildren; and three step grandchildren; burial Broughton Cemetery
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Thomas H. Snyder, 42, died Tuesday, September 16, 2003, at Clay Center; born August 29, 1961 at Clay Center, the son of Max and Mildred (Mapes) Snyder; married Jolynda Trumpp on August 11, 1984 and she survives of the home; preceded in death by his mother; survivors include his wife, Jolynda; two daughters, Catherine (Catie) Snyder, and Alicia Snyder, all of Morganville; his father, Max and wife Debbie Snyder; three brothers, Kelly T. and wife Barb Snyder, Bill Snyder, and Mike and wife Margaret Snyder, all of Clay Center; and one sister, Bonnie Jean Trumpp, Douglas, Kan; burial in Broughton Cemetery
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Metta Sondergard born Oct. 26, 1914, at Ramona, the daughter of Peter and Emma (Anderson) Sondergard; died Jan. 20, 2000; preceded in death by a brother and two sisters; survived by a brother, and a sister; burial at Lewis Cemetery at Ramona
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Daniel Mathias Speltz, 75, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, at Chanute; born Dec. 18, 1930, at Holy Cross, Iowa, the son of Nicholas and Mathilda (Gotto) Speltz; married Hazel Benjamin Feb. 25, 1950, at New Hampton, Iowa; preceded in death by one brother; survivors include his wife, Hazel Speltz of Chanute; one daughter, Teresa Rickabaugh and husband Greg of Chanute; four sons, Nick Speltz and wife Renee of Phoenix, Ariz., Daniel Speltz and wife Sheila of Clay Center, Bob Speltz and wife Beth of Clay Center and David Speltz of Council Bluffs, Iowa; one sister, Lillian McDermott of New Hampton, Iowa; 13 grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren; services in Clay Center; no burial information
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Kelly Mathias Speltz, 18, died Thursday, May 18, 2006, in Ottawa County; born Aug. 27, 1987, at Clay Center, the son of Bob and Beth (Kurtenbach) Speltz; survivors include his parents, Bob and Beth Speltz of Clay Center; and two brothers, Brent and wife Rita Speltz of Clay Center and Chris Speltz of Clay Center; burial in Hayes Cemetery.
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Betty Spurrier, 84, died on Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, at Topeka; born in Green, Kan. on Dec. 13, 1922, to Mabel and Charles Reboul, the youngest of five children; preceded in death by her parents, two infant siblings, her sister Jane, her brother Kenneth (Bubbie), his wife Theda, and her nephew Charles. She is survived by her three nieces Karen Emery of Salina, Elizabeth Lemon of Spokane, Wash. and Kay Louise Doyle of Portland, Ore.; married to Ray Spurrier, they divorced; burial in the Greenwood Cemetery.
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Lucille Stalder, 70, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, at Wichita; born Sept. 20, 1935, at Linn, the daughter of Harry and Ida (Dierking) Rippe; married Emil "Mick" Stalder Jan. 15, 1956; he preceded her in death May 9, 2002; survivors include two daughters, Marie Shobe and husband Joe of Wichita and Peggy Taylor and husband Stephen of Arboles, Colo.; two brothers, day, Sept. 21, 2007, at StDale Rippe of Linn and Lloyd Rippe of Chapman; and six grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery
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Anna Mae Staley, 88, died Saturday, Jan.19, 2008, at Clay Center; born July 22, 1919, in Washington County, the daughter of Frank and Myrtle (Dalrymple) Weiche; married Clarence Staley in 1946; he preceded her in death in 1985; also preceded by a brother, Donald Weiche; survived by one son, Jim and wife Lois Staley of Clay Center; one daughter, Judy and husband Kenneth Stitt of Clay Center; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild; burial at Greenwood Cemetery.
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Nancy Blue Standau was born in the state of Missouri in the year 1875. She came with her parents early in life to this state where she resided until her death, on December 15th, 1913 at the age of 38 years. In the year 1893 she was united in mariage to William Standau of this place. To this union four children were born, all living, and as follows: William, Hildred, Herman and Otto. Besides her loving children and husband, she leaves to mourn her loss: her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Blue, of this place, and four sisters and four brothers. Her death was unexpected and was a shock to this community. She has been ill for some time, but due to her early years in life, it was not expected that death was so close at hand. The cause of her death was due to apoplexy, causing heart trouble. The funeral services werre conducted at the Presbyterian church at this place, by the Rev. J. T. Copley. Beautiful floral offerings were offered by the friends at this place, showing their respects to one of the mothers of the community. The bereaved ones have the sympathy from the entire community. Burial was in Rose Meron cemetery. (Oak Hill Gazette, Dec. 18, 1913)
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Eunice McNay Stanley was born at Oak Hill, Kansas, Feb. 15, 1897, and died at her home in Longford, Kansas, April 23, 1917. She was married to John Stanley Feb. 21, 1917 and enjoyed just two months of married life. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, parents, one brother and her grandmother Wells, and a host of other relatives and friends. The funeral services were held at the Longford church, conducted by Rev. Nickell of Oak Hill, who performed the ceremony at their wedding, only two months ago. (Longford Leader, April 26, 1917)
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Wanda Marie Steenbock, 94, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, at Clifton; born Dec. 31, 1912, at Clay Center, the daughter of Carl Henry and Irene Elizabeth (Sanneman) Plock; married William Elmer Steenbock on Sept. 12, 1935, at Industry; he preceded her in death on March 11, 1985; also preceded in death by two sisters, 1 step sister; and two step brothers; survived by two sons, William Steenbock and wife Nancee of Longford and Robert Steenbock and wife Sheila of Clay Center; two daughters, Irene Schoneweis and husband Wilbur of Clay Center and LaDonna Kamphaus and husband Tyrone of Clay Center; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren; burial in Athelstane Cemetery.
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Edmere M. Steffen, 90, died Sunday, March 5, 2006, in Clay Center; born Aug. 7, 1915, at St. Joseph, the daughter of Adelore and Mary (Mallo) Comeau; married Elmo Steffen Dec. 29, 1943, at Concordia; he preceded her in death April 14, 1990; also preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters; survivors include three daughters, Marie Colovin and husband John of Fountain Hills, Ariz., Juel Steffen of Redding, Calif. and Rita Steffen of Redding, Calif.; one son, Kenneth Steffen of Clay Center; one brother, Emery Comeau of Stockton; and four sisters, Mary Rose Sterrett of Abilene, Orena Foster of Helendale, Calif., Stella Holt of Abilene and Leona Sterrett of Wichita; burial in Greenwood Cemetery
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Ivan "Ikie" Steffen, 76, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at his home in Industry; born Nov. 15, 1924, on a farm near Industry, the son of Jacob and Anna (Leongerber) Steffen; preceded in death by two stepbrothers and two stepsisters; married Bonnie Gibbs Sept. 7, 1971, at Salina and she survives of the home; additional survivors include a stepdaughter, Kaye Maloy of Chandler, Ariz.; three step-grandchildren; and eight step-great-grandchildren; burial in Greenridge Cemetery at Industry
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Vergil Glenn Steffen, 91, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, at Leonardville; born March 20, 1916, in Clay County, the son of Theodore H. and Martha K. (Bryant) Steffen; married Bonnie Sanders on May 9, 1941; preceded in death by one brother, William Steffen; survived by his wife, Bonnie Steffen of Wakefield; two sons, Glenn Steffen of Wakefield and friend Billie Swenson of Clay Center and Allen Steffen and wife Gwen of Wiggins, Colo.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery
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Clara Frances, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Steffin, passed away Sunday morning early. Short funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Clay Center Catholic church, with burial in the Catholic cemetery. (Clay County Times Oct. 23, 1913)
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Gaylord "Ted" Steinbruck, 68, died Saturday, June 16, 2007, at Salina; born July 14, 1938, at Industry, the son of Gaylord and Josephine (Palmateer) Steinbruck; married Lavina "Diane" Green Bennett on Sept. 14, 1978; she preceded him in death on April 10, 2007; also preceded in death by his father and one sister; survived by three daughters, Ronda Fencil and husband Mike of New Cambria, Deanna Miller and husband Bernelle of Hutchinson and Cindy Capps of Hutchinson; one stepdaughter, Loretta Wolf and husband Gene of Chaffee, Mo.; two stepsons, Leslie Bennett and wife Donna of Colby and Clinton Bennett of Clay Center; his mother, Josephine Steinbruck of Oak Hill; one brother, Frederick Steinbruck of Salina; one sister, Marcine Hohman and husband Don of Green; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren; burial in Rose Meron Cemetery
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Funeral services for Gus Steinbruck will be held Thursday, March 29th, at the Merl Schwensen chapel in Clay Center, with burial in the Greenridge Cemetery east of Industry. A sister, Minnie Ring of Junction City, survives. unknown paper, 1951
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Lavina Ann Steinbruck, 72, died Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at Salina; born July 25, 1934, at Stillwell, Okla., the daughter of Ather and Cleta (Davidson) Green; married Clyde Bennett, he preceded her in death; married Gaylord "Ted" Steinbruck on Sept. 14, 1978; also preceded in death by three brothers; survived by her husband, Gaylord "Ted" Steinbruck of Oak Hill; one daughter, Loretta Wolf and husband Gene of Chaffee, Mo.; two sons, Leslie Bennett and wife Donna of Colby and Clinton Bennett of Clay Center; three step- daughters, Rhonda Fencil and husband Mike of Niles, Deanna Miller and husband Burnell of Hutchinson and Cindy Capps of Hutchinson; one brother, Ray Green and wife Betty of Junction City; one sister, Athagean Glavine and husband Alfred of Abilene; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren; burial in Rose Meron Cemetery.
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Edna Bergren was born August 27, 1884 and died at her home November 11, 1912. She was born at Industry where her parents were pioneer settlers, and November 25, 1903 she was united in marriage to William Albert Steinford, also of Industry. To this union two children were born, Kenneth and Vernon, who also survive her. Besides her husband and children she leaves a mother, one sister and two brothers. Her age at the time of her death was 28 years, 2 months and 15 days. The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Industry church, Rev. Zabel officiating. (Longford Leader, Nov. 14, 1912)
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Elsie Velma Steiner born Sept. 24, 1912, in Dickinson County, the daughter of Roy and Almeda (Reed) Budden; died Oct. 27, 1999; married Oscar F. Steiner Sept. 25, 1929; he preceded her in death Jan. 18, 1984; also preceded by two brothers, a sister and a grandson; survived by a daughter, two sisters, two grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nine step-great-grandchildren; burial in Highland Cemetery in Wakefield
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James S. Sterling, one of Clay County's oldest officers, was called to his eternal home Tuesday night after an illness of several weeks. The funeral will be from his residence on Dexter street, Rev. Rice officiating. The deceased was sixty one years of age. (Clay Center Times, March 1, 1900)
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Ruah Agnes Sterrett, 94, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006, in Clay Center; born April 9, 1911, in Clay County, the daughter of Henry and Martha (Horsfall) Hahn; married Delbert Sterrett Nov. 7, 1930; her husband preceded her in death Dec. 28, 1982; also preceded by five brothers and five sisters and one granddaughter; survivors include three daughters, Jackie Shafer and husband Ed of Clay Center, Nina Jo Bray and husband Bob of Leavenworth and Jane Warren and husband Greg of Topeka; two sons, Mike Sterrett and wife Lois of Topeka and Jim Sterrett and wife Marilynn of Kansas City, Mo.; 14 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great- grandchildren; burial in Idana Cemetery
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Ethel Rachel Stevenson born March 6, 1905, at Oak Hill, the daughter of John Thomas and Eliza Ellen (Crawford) Sutton; died Nov. 6, 1999; married Cargill Stevenson in 1956 and he preceded her in death in 1961; also preceded by four brothers and two sisters; inurnment at Greenwood Cemetery in Clay Center
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J. G. Stevenson, one of the very well known citizens of the Clay Center community passed away shortly after midnight Tuesday at the Clay Center hospital, to which place he had been taken the previous week for his serious illness, which resulted in death. At his death Mr. Stevenson was sixty four years, seven months and twenty one days. The deceased was a resident of Blaine Twp. for many years and throughout the entire community was a much respected man and well known as a thoroughly good citizen. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his going away, the children being: W. R. Stevenson of Clay Center; Ed Stevenson of Idana; and Mrs. Edward Wilkie and Mrs. Calvin Wilkie of Sterling, Kansas. The services will be held this afternoon, at 2 o'clock, at the Hebron church. (CC Times, Jan. 15, 1914)
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Virginia C. Stratton, 92, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, at Abilene; born Feb. 7, 1915, at Olsburg, the daughter of Guy and Emma (Nelson) Carlson; married Wilson "Bill" Stratton on Oct. 17, 1935, at Topeka; he preceded her in death on April 28, 1998; also preceded in death by one brother; survived by one son, Bob Stratton and wife Linda of Clay Center; two daughters Carol Alstatt and husband Arden of Clay Center and Janet Hartman and husband Gene of Abilene; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
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Arthur "Art" Henry Straub, 56, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at his home in Knotts Island, N.C.; born June 18, 1944, at Wamego, the son of Otto and Arleen K. (Immenschuh) Straub; preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters; survivors include three brothers, Tony Straub, Otto Straub and Al Straub, all of Clay Center, and two sisters, Lorene Wille of Manhattan and Dorothy Lyons of Blue Springs, Mo.; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery at Flush
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Mrs. Marie Streeter, the daughter of Mrs. Lilly Fulton, died Sunday morning at the Fulton home in this city, death occurring about four o'clock. The deceased was born in this county in 1896, and has lived nearly all her life in this city, where death visited her. She leaves a surviving husband, a child of sixteen months and two brothers, all of whom were here to attend the funeral. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternon, at 1:30 o'clock, at the Fulton residence on Grant avenue, conducted by Rev. J. W. Bayles of the First Baptist Church. Burial was made in the Greenwood cemetery. (Clay County Times Oct. 23, 1913)
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Karen Joy Summers, 57, died Sunday, May 9, 2004, at Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City; born Feb. 13, 1947, at Garden City, to Elroy and Vardie Downs Buck; a Garden City resident since 1966, moving from Leoti, she had been a secretary for 12 years at Stallworth-Elson Insurance Co., and then worked as a seamstress for Western Uniform for 10 years; a member of the Presbyterian Church and a longtime member of Laureate Alpha Upsilon sorority, both at Garden City. On Oct. 11, 1969, she married Howard "Dude" Summers at Leoti. He survives. She also is survived by a son, Jim Summers of Nashua, N.H.; a daughter, Dixie Dawn Bingham of Topeka; two sisters, Bernice Eglitis of Kansas City, Mo., and Royalene Wagner of Lincoln, Neb.; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Ina Jean Ling. Burial will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Wichita County Cemetery, Leoti. (abstract Garden City Telegram, undated)
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Hazel Rosalee Sutter, 81, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, in Loveland, Colo.; born Sept. 16, 1919, at Wakefield, the daughter of Lee D. and Ethel Ida (Engel) Keener; married L. Rollen Sutter who preceded her in death May 5, 1978; also preceded in death by a sister; survivors include four daughters, Rosalee "Rosie" Sutter of Boulder, Colo., Sandra Greubel of Portland, Ore., Sonja Mehaffey and husband, Ray, of Fort Collins, Colo., and Debra Shefchek and husband, Alex, of Littleton; a son, Scott Sutter and wife, Diane, of Estes Park; three sisters, Ruth Ford of Wakefield, Jean Boekel of Loveland and June Wink of Sandisfield, Mass.; a brother, Floyd Keener of Loveland; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; no burial information
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Geraldine "Gerrie" Swedberg, 84, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, at Clay Center; born June 12, 1923, at Idana, the daughter of George and Mabel E. (Gonser) Miller; married Verline Swedberg in 1948; he preceded her in death on May 28, 1978; also preceded in death by one brother, Keith Prine and one sister, Janice Black; survived by one brother-in-law, Charles Black of Clay Center;burial in Idana Cemetery.
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The funeral for Mrs. Ben Swanson was held Saturday and St. Peter and Paul Catholic church in Clay Center. She died following a accident at home, falling down her basement steps. She suffered a concussion and never regained consciousness. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ralph Neill, Jr., a son, Dale Swanson of Kansas City; two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Curyes of Denver and Mrs. Nellie Kern of Junction City; two brothers, Frank Knudson of Compton, Calif., and Henry Knudson of Junction City. Burial was in the family plot at Dwight. unknown paper, Sunday, May 13, 1951
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Samuel Swartwood was born in Monroe County, Penn., Nov. 28, 1829 and in 1837 moved to Luzerne County. On June 14, 1862, he was united in marriage to Catherine Faux at Wilkesbarre, Penn. In 1876 they came to Kansas, reaching Solomon on October 13. On November 1 of that year Mr. Swartwood filed a homestead entry on Sec. 32, Chapman Township, walking the entire distance to Concordia to file his papers on the farm, which became the family home until 1887. In the spring of 1887 they moved to Abilene, where on July 31, 1887 the wife and mother died. He returned to the homestead, and help erect the first building in Manchester, as well as conducting a blacksmithing business in partnership with C. F. Wilson. In 1892 he purchased a blacksmith business and located in Longford; it was destroyed in a cyclone the following year. He rebuilt and operated the business until 1894, when he retired to his home in Manchester. He returned to Longford in 1905 and remained at this place until his death on March 13 of this year. Mr. Swartwood was a civil war veteran, having served as a member of Co. A, 199th Reg. Penn. Vol., and also served in the 188th Reg. He witnessed the surrender of General Lee. Mr. Swartwood was of a generous nature, and always seemed to derive his greatest pleasures from rendering assistance and kindness to others. He was raised in the Lutheran faith, and while in later years he was not affiliated with any church, he lived a conscientious Christian life, taking the Bible as his standard and guide. He and his wife were the parents of fourteen children, four of whom died in early childhood. The ten other children were with him most of the time during his last days. They are: Mrs. J. A. Beach, A. T. and M. G. Swartwood, all of Manchester; Mrs. C. S. Malcolm, Mrs. C. F. Wilson and Elmer Swartwood, all of Longford; Vernon Swartwood of Clay Center; Mrs. C. F. Schadd of Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. W. G. Coulter of Blackburn, Okla.; and Mrs. F. M. Clements of Skedee, Okla. Mr. Swartwood had been in extremely poor health for a long time, and gradually weakened until 11 o'clock Saturday night when the end came. The funeral was held Monday, March 15, in the United Evangelical church in Longford, with burial in the Swartwood Cemetery. (Longford Leader, Mar. 18, 1915)