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Roy Cecil & Frances Georgia (Cline) Burkhall


Frances Georgia (Cline) Burkhall.

Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.
Frances Georgia (Cline) Burkhall
Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.


Funeral Service Folder:

Frances Georgia Burkhall

Frances Georgia Burkhall, 89, died Wednesday, October 27, 1999, at Pioneer Lodge Nursing Home, Coldwater, Kansas. Born April 2, 1910, at her parents' home, which was also the Nescatunga Post Office, near Coldwater, Kansas, the daughter of J.M. and Minerva (Metzker) Cline, she was a homemaker.

She was a lifetime resident of Comanche County. She attended Coldwater Grade School and graduated from Coldwater High School in 1929. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Coldwater, Kansas, and was the organist and pianist for the church for many years. Other memberships include: C.W.F. of the Christian Church, Dorcas Circle and Priscilla Circle Study and Mission Groups, and Better Homes E.H.U. Club, all of Coldwater. She was also a volunteer at the Pioneer Lodge Nursing Home.

On December 10, 1933, she married Roy Burkhall at Ashland, Kansas. He preceded her in death on January 29, 1993.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two grandsons: Dale Robert Jenkins and Brian Keith Jenkins; five brothers: Hueston, Kenneth, Lee Roy, Raymond and Owen Cline; and two sisters: Leta Thompson and Edith Martin.

Survivors include one son: Danny Burkhall of Hanover Park, Illinois; one daughter: Bonnie Jenkins of Coldwater, Kansas; two brothers: Allen Cline and J.R. Cline, both of Coldwater, Kansas; One sister: Jessie Robertson of Harrison, Arkansas; three grandchildren: Gordon Jenkins of Cimarron, Kansas, Kevin Jenkins of Linnanpellonkatu, Finland, and Robin Bratcher of Protection, Kansas; and ten great-grandchildren.

Funeral service is at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 30, 1999, at the First Christian Church, Coldwater, Kansas, with Rev. Jack Wingate and Rev. Raymond Unruh presiding.

Burial will follow the funeral service at Crown Hill Cemetery, Coldwater, Kansas.

Memorials may be sent to the First Christian Church of Coldwater in care of Hatfield-Prusa Funeral Home, P.O. Box 417, Coldwater, Kansas 67029.


Funeral Service Folder:

Frances Georgia Burkhall

Date of Birth, April 2, 1910

Date of Death, October 27, 1999

Services held: 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 30, 1999, First Christian Church - Coldwater, Ks.

Ministers, Rev. Jack Wingate and Rev. Raymond Unruh

Soloist, Judy Haynes

Accompanist, Karen Brumbaugh

Songs, "Because He Lives" and "Face to Face"

Pallbearers, Curtis Rush, Brian Adams, Mike Bratcher, Gale Baessler, Roy Hoffman, Dave Snook

Interment, Crown Hill Cemetery - Coldwater, Ks.

Arrangements, Hatfield-Prusa Funeral Home - Coldwater, Ks.


The Western Star, February 11, 1993.

Roy Cecil Burkhall

Roy Cecil Burkhall, 86, died Jan. 29, 1993.

Born July 17, 1908, in Comanche County, he was the son of Robert Ernest Burkhall and Josephine (Crowe) Burkhall.

He went to the New Home school until the third grade when he moved to Stafford and attended school there until his junior year. He returned to Coldwater, finished junior and senior years, and graduated with the class of 1926. He and his brother, Francis, came back in 1924 and farmed the home place together until Roy was married. Besides farming and ranching, Roy sold Moorman feed and DeKalb seed.

Roy married Frances Georgia Cline Dec. 10, 1933. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Coldwater and was baptized Nov. 22, 1944.

Roy is survived by two children, Bonnie Jenkins of Coldwater and Danny Burkhall of Hanover Park, Ill.; four grandchildren and their spouses, including Gordon and Mary Jenkins of Cimarron; Kevin and Marja Jenkins of Fort Carson, Colo., and Finland; Brian and Jeny Jenkins of Hanover Park, Ill; Robin and Chet Bratcher of Protection.

Great grandchildren are Jennifer Jenkins, Amber and Ashley Bratcher, Emilia and Kevin, Jr., Jenkins, Nicolas and Elicia Jenkins, and Britnie Jenkins.

He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend and will be missed by so many.

Services were held at the Coldwater First Christian Church Monday, Feb. 1, 1993.

Minister was Jack Wingate with organist Fayette Blount. Songs were "Take My Hand, Precious Lord" and "Wonderful Peace" sung by Gerald Bumgarner.

Pallbearers were John Wayne Unruh, Jerry Allen, Rocky Stewart, Rick Coughlin, Mike Bratcher, and Ralph Hoofer.

Honorary pallbearers were Ivor Pounds, Ralph Griffith, Vernie White, Frank Meyer, Odell Brown.

Interment was in Crown Hill Cemetery near Coldwater.

Arrangements were by Hatfield-Prusa Funeral Home of Coldwater.

Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church.

(Note: the printed obituary erroneously gave his name as "Cecil Roy Burkhall").


Funeral Service Folder:

ROY CECIL BURKHALL

Date of Birth, July 17, 1908

Date of Death, January 29, 1993

Services Held Monday, February 1, 1993, 2:00 p.m.

Christian Church - Coldwater, Ks.

Minister - Jack Wingate

Organist - Mrs. Fayette Blount

Singer - Mr. Gerald Bumgarner

Songs - "Take My Hand, Precious Lord," "Wonderful Peace"

Pallbearers - John Wayne Unruh, Jerry Allen, Rocky Stewart, Rick Coughlin, Mike Bratcher, Ralph Hoofer.

Honorary Pallbearers - Ivor Pounds, Ralph Griffith, Vernie White, Frank Meyer, Odell Brown.

Interment - Crown Hill Cemetery - Coldwater, Ks.

Arrangements by Hatfield-Prusa Funeral Home - Coldwater, Ks.


J.M. and Minerva Cline family, circa 1920.
 
Back:  Frances, Allen, Hueston, Hueston's wife Jess, Edith.
 
Middle:  Leta's husband Edson Thompson, Leta Thompson (holding Marguerite), J.M. Cline, Minerva Cline, Kenneth.
 
Front:  LeeRoy, Raymond, Jessie, Junior (J.R.).

Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.
J.M. and Minerva Cline family, circa 1920.
Back: Frances, Allen, Hueston, Hueston's wife Jess, Edith.
Middle: Leta's husband Edson Thompson, Leta Thompson (holding Marguerite), James Marion "Jim" Cline, Minerva Cline, Kenneth.
Front: LeeRoy, Raymond, Jessie, Junior (J.R.).
Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.

J.M. and Minerva Cline family photo on their 50th wedding anniversary, June 25, 1950.
 
Back:  Jessie, Leta, Allen, Raymond, Kenneth, Heuston, Frances, Junior (J.R.).
 
Front:  LeeRoy, Mrs. Cline, Mr. Cline, Edith.

Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.
J.M. and Minerva Cline family photo on their 50th wedding anniversary, June 25, 1950.
Back: Jessie, Leta, Allen, Raymond, Kenneth, Heuston, Frances, Junior (J.R.).
Front: LeeRoy, Minerva (Metzker) Cline, James Marion "Jim" Cline, Edith.
Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.


Birth Order Listing of the Children of
James Marion & Minerva Frances (Metzker) Cline

1.  Hueston Cline
2.  Owen Cline (died as an infant)
3.  Leta Hazel (Cline) Thompson
4.  James Kenneth Cline
5.  Edith Marguerite (Cline) Martin
6.  Allen Leighton Cline
7.  Frances Georgia (Cline) Burkhall
8.  Frederick Lee Roy Cline
9.  Raymond Everett Cline
10.  James Russell Cline
11.  Jessie (Cline) Robertson


Also see:

James Marion & Minerva Frances (Metzker) Cline

"Mrs. J.M. Cline Has Made Many Hundreds of Beautiful Quilts", news clipping, 31 Dec 1964.

Photographs from the Collection of J.M. & Minerva Cline, printed from the original glass plate negatives by Russell Fay Cline.

Jerry Dean Cline, son of Allen Leighton & Ruby Dona (Hale) Cline, grandson of J.M. & Minerva (Metzker) Cline.

Russell Fay Cline, son of J.R. & Gloria (Wilson) Cline, grandson of J.M. & Minerva (Metzker) Cline.

Rhonda (Cline) Nickel, daughter of J.R. & Gloria (Wilson) Cline, grand-daughter of J.M. & Minerva (Metzker) Cline.

Dorothy Virginia Gregg, first cousin of the children of J.M. & Minerva (Metzker) Cline.

Lula Agnes (Metzker) Gregg, sister of Minerva (Metzker) Cline, maternal aunt of the children of J.M. & Minerva (Metzker) Cline.

Frank Leighton and Lucy William (Allen) Metzker, parents of Minerva Frances (Metzker) Cline.

Harrison Metzker, son of Frank Leighton and Lucy William (Allen) Metzker.

S.Sgt. Ira Leighton Metzker, USAAF, first cousin of the children of J.M. & Minerva (Metzker) Cline.

Iris (Brasher) Metzker, aunt of the children of J.M. & Minerva (Metzker) Cline.

From Our Soldiers and Sailor Boys : Harrison and George Metzker, The Western Star, October 18, 1918.


What is probably meant by the statement that Frances was born in her parent's house "which was also the Nescatunga Post Office", is that her parents were living in a building which had once served as the Nescatunga Post Office, then had been moved to Coldwater from the site of Nescatunga, which is what happened to many of the buildings that stood at Nescatunga. - J.F.


Thanks to Rhonda (Cline) Nickel for the above obituaries and information.

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