Clay Co., KS AHGP-Obituaries "U-V"
Clay County Obits "U-V"
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 obituaries are from the Clay County 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.
Carl Uddman, a resident of Clay Center, passed away Thursday morning last at the family home, about 10 o'clock at the age of eighty three years. Death was due to the infirmities of age. He is survived by a wife, a son, Julius Uddman and a daughter, Mrs. F. O. Carlson, of this city. the funeral services were held at the family home, at 10 o;clock Friday morning, conducted by F. J. Swanson, pastor of the Swedish Baptist church. Interment was made in the Greenwood cemetery, north of town.
(Clay County Times Oct. 23, 1913)
George Urban, 89, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2007, at Clay Center; born July 2, 1918, at Miltonvale, the son of John and
Mary (Gunter) Urban;
married Hester Mae Holsted on Sept. 14, 1940, at Clay Center; she
preceded him in death on Oct. 21, 2007; also preceded in death by one great-granddaughter; survived by one daughter, Linda Walker of Ada; four brothers,
Fred Urban of Clay Center, Alvin Urban of Clay Center, Clarence Urban
of Morganville and Chuck Urban of Berryton; two sisters, Scharlotte
Knitter of Clay Center and Betty Bechard of Clifton; six
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; burial in Greenwood
Hester Mae "Babe" Urban, 87, died Sunday,
Oct. 21, 2007, at Clay Center; born Aug. 2, 1920, at Randal, the daughter of Henry and Nellie Mae (Lashley) Holsted; married George Urban on Sept. 14, 1940 in Clay Center; preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Nelda and one great-granddaughter; survived by her husband George Urban, of the home in Wakefield; one daughter Linda and husband Ron Walker of Ada; two brothers Bobby Holsted of Clay Center and Merle Holsted of Liberal; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
Norman E. "Butch" Valeka Jr. born Sept. 7, 1960, in Clay Center, the son of Norman Sr. and Olive (Pixler) Valeka; died Feb. 13, 2000 in Clifton; survived by two sons, a daughter, his mother, three sisters, and three brothers; burial in Mount Hope Cemetery at Clyde
Jeannette Valentine born Oct. 12, 1917, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Arthur and Elsie (Brown) Hardy; died Aug. 17, 1999 in Lawrence; married Harry Valentine April 22, 1939 in Kansas City, Mo., who preceded her in death July 9, 1972; survived by two sons, two daughters, a brother, 11 grandchildren and a grandson-in-law; burial in Greenwood Cemetery
Bessie A. Van Der Stelt, 97, died on August 20, 2007 in Chapman; Bessie Alta Vinzant was born January 14, 1910, near
Longford, Kansas, to the late Albert Leroy and Addie
Oleva (Miller) Vinzant; March 22, 1932, she married James Edward Van Der
Stelt; he died in 1999; also preceded in
death by her parents; two brothers, Lloyd and Charlie
Vinzant; two sisters, Grace Gookins and Pearl
Neasham; and one son, Robert and his wife Almetta
(Nauerth). Also preceding her in death were two
infant great-grandchildren, Logan Ryan and Brooke
Nichole, and a grandson-in-law, Jay Staatz; survived by a son, Melvin Eugene Van Der Stelt
and his companion, Jennifer Pipkin, Manhattan; a
daughter, Jo Ellen Seitz and husband Duane, Marion,
Ind.; 12 grandchildren, Susan (Craig) Johnson,
Council Grove; Steve Van Der Stelt, Manhattan, Chris
(Danny) Stockwell, Westmoreland, Stephanie (Jon)
Jahner, Olathe, Brad Van Der Stelt, Manhattan, Jay
(Judy) Van Der Stelt, Tampa, Fla. Kathy (Van Der
Stelt) West, Northhampton, Penn., Daniel (Marie)
Seitz, Upland, Ind., Debra (Stephen) Newcomer,
Swayzee, Ind., David (Michele) Seitz, Marion, Ind.,
Mary (Joseph) Scheffer, Winamac, Ind. Ruth (Henry)
Freeman, Marion, Ind. Also surviving are 18 great-
grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; 11 step-
great-grandchildren; and five step-great-great-
grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and numerous
friends; burial in the Highland Cemetery.
Mary Ann Van Dusen, 73, died Saturday, Aug. 5,
2006, at Clifton; born Nov. 1, 1932, at Clay Center, the
daughter of Charles and Velma (Gabbert) Lakin; married Jay A.
VanDusen Jr. June 11, 1950; he preceded her in death Aug.
12, 1996; survived by two daughters, Annette Betzner and husband
John of Concordia and Bridget Riedie and husband John of
Little Rock, Ark.; one sister, Jane Ross of Washington,
Kan.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and
companion, Duane Allen of Clifton; burial at
the Pleasant View Cemetery in Vining
Chapman Creek-Flossie, age 13 months, youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Van Scork. The child was sick nearly a week with cholera infantum. A large number of friends followed the remains to their final resting place at the Pleasant Valley cemetery. (Clay County Sentinel, Aug. 29, 1889)
George A. Vasey, 87, formerly of Clay Center, died Monday night at a Salina hospital. He moved to Salina three years ago to live with a daughter. He is survived by his two daughter, Mrs. Lyle Morgan and Mrs. Harold Crawforn, both of Salina; one sister and four brothers. The funeral will be at 10:30 Thursday and the Broughton Methodist church, with burial in Libery, Neb.
unknown paper March 24, 1964
Mrs. George Vasey, 84, Clay Center, died Sunday night. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Harold Crawford and Mrs. Lyle Morgan, both of Salina, and five grandchildren. A funeral will be held Wednesday at the Broughton Methodist church, with burial at Liberty, Neb. unknown paper Dec. 12 1961
Edward J. Veesart born Oct. 15, 1923, in Clay County, the son of Edward A. and Marie (Hoglund) Veesart; died Aug. 27, 1999 at Clifton; preceded in death by a brother and two sisters and survived by a brother; burial St. Mary Cemetery in Clifton
Mrs. Ben Velie, mother of Mrs. Isaac Durham, died at her home in Minneapolis last Friday. The funeral services were held at Minneapolis Sunday morning and the body laid was brought here and laid to rest in the Rose Meron cemetery. Rev. H. T. Wright, pastor of the church here, conducted the services at the cemetery. Mrs. Velie was known over a vast section of this part of the state as a nurse, who cared for the pioneer families from Clay Center to Minneapolis; one who never refused nor failed to respond to the call for aid. Not only by her services as a nurse, but by her beautifully kind and friendly nature did she cultivate and enjoy a close friendship of all who knew her. (Longford Leader, June 1, 1916)
Alfred "Al" Vellucci, 89, died Wednesday, Oct.
17, 2007, at Clay Center; born March 9, 1918, at Providence, R.I., the son
of Antimo and Lucia (Macedonio) Vellucci; married Fern Haden on May 20, 1944, at
Clay Center; preceded in death by
one son and two brothers; survived by his wife, Fern Vellucci of Leonardville; one
daughter, Theresa Johnson of Normal, Ill.; two sisters, Theresa
Cascioli of Cranston, R.I. and Antimina Lingo of Evansville,
Ind.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; burial in Broughton Cemetery.
Ira Vian was born in Knox County, Ohio, January 4, 1834, and died at Frederick, OK, May 22, 1917 aged 83 years, 4 months and 18 days. He moved to Mercer County, Ohio, in 1857 and on March 8, 1866, he was united in marriage with Elizabeth Carson. To this union were born three sons and six daughters. Two sons died in childhood. In 1865 Mr. Vian and family moved to Dickinson County, Kansas. Funeral services were held by the undersigned in the Industry church on Friday afternoon, and interment was made in the Greenridge cemetery. The deceased was well known in Clay County in the Industry area.--G. W. Weidenmier.
Willetta Jane Vincent born Oct. 20, 1907, at Belleville, the daughter of William J. and Winnie (Price) Hill; died Feb. 3, 2000 in Overland Park; married Dr. Felix M. Vincent on March 9, 1935, and he preceded her in death April 7, 1977; survived by a daughter, a son, a sister, six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; burial at Greenwood Cemetery
Wendell Volen, 95, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, at Clay Center; born April 4, 1912, at Topeka, the son of Carl and
Eugenia (Lindberg) Volen; preceded in death by two brothers; survived one son, Bob Courser and wife Sue of Hutchinson;
three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; burial in Swedish Pleasant Hill Cemetery