MISCELLANEOUS OBITUARIES
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Lydia W. Kelsey, 84, who was born in Tarkio, Missouri and moved to
St. Joseph, Missouri at the age of 18, died Monday, June 2nd at a nursing
home in Albany, Missouri, where she had been a patient for the past three
years.
Her parents were Charles and L'America Vest. Her husband was Clarence
Kelsey. They each preceded her in death. Mrs. Kelsey was a member of
the Patie Park Baptist Church. She was employed by Conser Laundry.
Survivors include a son, Charles Kelsey of Ridgeway, Missouri, a
sister Ella Busby of Oklahoma; four grandchildren and one great
grandchild.
The body was cremated and memorial services were held at Colonial
Funeral Home in St. Joseph, Missouri.


REVEREND HARLEY BUSBY
A former Tarkio resident, the Reverend Harley T. Busby, 83, of
Arlington, Texas died April 2, 1981 at a hospital there.
The Reverend and Mrs. Busby left Tarkio in 1937. They had also
lived at St. Joseph, Mo., in Oklahoma and for the past nine years in
Texas. He was a baptist minister.
Survivors are his wife, Ella Busby, of the home; five sons, Harley
Busby, Jr. of Wichita, Kansas, Gene Busby of Bonner Springs, Kansas,
George Busby of Lexington, N.C., and Truet and Gary Busby, both of
Arlington; also two daughters, Mrs. Berenice Cordry of St. Joseph and
Maxine Busby of Arlington; ten grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.


Mrs. John Vest, mother of Mrs. Ella L. Busby of Tarkio, died Monday
morning in Maryville at the home of another daughter, Mrs. Mary Rouse.
She was seventy-five years old.
Mrs. Vest, who before her marriage was Viva L'America Allen, was
born northeast of Rock Port on March 14, 1862, the eldest of thirteen
children of Elijah and Mary Catherine Greer Allen.
She was united in marriage to John Vest on December 25, 1881. Mr.
Vest passed away April 6, 1927.
Mrs. Vest is survived by six daughters; Mrs. Mary Rouse of
Maryville, Missouri, Mrs. Martha A. Withrow of Thurman, Iowa, Mrs.
Elizabeth J. Law of St. Joseph, Missouri, Mrs. Lola A. Bell of Maryville,
Missouri, Mrs. Lydia W. Kelsey of St. Joseph, Missourui, Mrs. Ella L.
Busby of Tarkio, Missouri; and one son, Frank Vest of Pacific Junction,
Iowa. Another son, James Thomas Vest died on October 22, 1887, at the
age of sixteen months and was buried on the plains of western Nebraska.
Mrs. Vest's life was spent in Atchison county with the exception of
one year in Iowa and two years in Nebraska.
Besides her children, she leaves nine brothers and sisters,
twenty-seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren and many other
relatives and friends.
She united with the church at an early age and was Baptized in Rock
creek, northeast of Rock Port. She remained a faithful member until her
death.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Tarkio
Baptist Church by Rev. Earl F. Johns. Six grandsons, Clifton Law,
Clyfton Vest, Ralph Rouse, Hubert Withrow, Gilbert Withrow, and Harley
Busby, Jr., served as pallbearers. Internment was in the Home cemetery.


Orville E. Basart, son of Oliver H. and Margaret J. Basart, was born
on a farm near Lovewell, Kansas on February 1, 1898 and he died Wednesday
morning, November 13, 1957, following a heart attack. He lived in Jewell
county where he was engaged in farming until moving to Clay Center,
Kansas in 1932.
He was united in marriage to Esther Zedora Allen in Mankato, Kansas
on April 4, 1921. To this union were born four children: a daughter,
Ethel (Basart) Osbourn of Clay Center, Kansas and three sons; Robert
Basart of Fort Collins, Colorado, Orville A. Basart of Wichita, Kansas
and Miles Elvin Basart of Clay Center, Kansas.
He was a member of the Chrisian Church in Clay Center. His parents
and brothers preceeded him in death.
Besides his wife and four children, he is survived by a son-in-law;
his daughters-in-laws; two grandchildren of Wichita; a sister, Bertha
(Basart) Montgomery of McMinnville, Oregon; three brothers, Walter Basart
and Roy Basart of Mankato and Willis Basart of Meriden, Kansas and other
relatives.
Funeral services were held at the Peterson-Neill Funeral Home,
Saturday afternoon, November 16, 1957 with Rev. James B. Carr of the
Christian Church officiating.
Mrs. Walter Obenland and Mrs. Myrl Tidball, accompanied by Mrs.Elmer
Brooks, sang appropiate hymns.
Internment was in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were Kenneth
Croffoot, Homer Norris, Eddie Ritter, Clifford Young, Leonard Terry and
Bert Purling.


9 Apr 1979
Clay Center, Clay Co., KS.
Percy C. Osbourn, 72, of 734 Sherman Street, in Clay Center, died
this morning at the Clay Center Hospital. He waas born October 8, 1906
in Riley County, Kansas and had lived In Clay County fo a number of
years. He was a carpenter by trade.
The survivors are his widow, Mrs. Ethel Osbourn of the home; a son,
Henry Osbourn and wife, Lydia of Clay Center; cousins, nieces and nephews.
Preceeding him in death were his parents, four brothers, two sisters
and step-father.
Services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Neill-Schwensen
Chaspel with the Rev. Dale DeField officiating. Internment will be in
the Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday
from 7 to 8:30 p.m.


Ethel J. Osbourn, 74, of Clay Center, Kansas died Friday, October
18, 1996 at Clay Center Hospital.
Mrs. Osbourn was born April 13, 1922, the daughter of Orville E. and
Esther (Lorenzo) Basart, She was a homemaker, a 4-H group leader and a
member of the women's circle at the First Cristian Church.
She married Percy Osbourn and he preceeded her in death on April 9,
1979. She was also preceeded by two brothers
Survivors include a brother, Orville Basart of Wichita, Kansas.
Graveside services were held this morning at Greenwood Cemetery with
the Rev. David Redmond officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Eagles Lodge 3650 Auxilary for
hospice.


THE OBITUARY FOR FLORENCE V. BASART WAS LOCATTED IN THE "CLAY CENTER
DISPATCH" NEWSPAPER DATED JANUARY 20, 1987.

FLORENCE BASART
Florence V. Basart, 56, of Morganville, Kannsas died Monday at her
home. She was born March 31, 1930 in Holliday, Kansas, a daughter of
Floyd and Mary Burch Anderson.
She was married December 17, 1958 to Elvin Basart. She grew up in
the Concordia area and had lived in Clay Center and Morganville areas
since her marriage.
The survivors are her husband, Miles Elvin Basart of the home at
Morganville (three sons and three daughters); Nancy DeMars and husband,
Jere of Glasco, Kansas; Vickie Burkhardt and husband, Don of
Jacksonville, North Carolina; Mary Basart, Ray Basart, Edwin Basart, and
Ronald Basart, all of Morganville, Kansas.
There were six brothers; James Anderson of Russell, Kansas, Floyd
Anderson of Great Bend, Kansas, Richard Anderson of Commerce City,
Colorado, Elton and Roy Anderson of Concordia, Kansas, and Robert
Anderson of Fort Worth, Texas.
There were three sisdters; Dorothy (Anderson) Bentzner of Concordia,
Kansas, Francis (Anderson)Hall of Wichita, Kansas and Virginia (Anderson)
Moses of Russell, Kansas and four grandchildren.
Services will be held on Wednesday at 1:30 pm at the Neil-Schwensen
Chapel. The Reverend Robert Stout will officiate. Burial will be in the
Greenwood cemetery. Friends may call at the Neil-Schwensen Fureral home
anytime after 3pm today.



THE CLAY CENTER KANSAS DISPATCH NEWSPAPER DATED MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1988
CARRIED THE FOLLOWING DEATH NOTICE:

Edwin E. Basart

Edwin E. Basart, 20, of Morganville died Saturday, October 29 at the
Clay Center Hospital. He was born November 30, 1967 in Clay Center, the
son of Miles Elvin and Florence (Anderson) Basart.
He was a Clay Center County High School graduate. He was active ion
Special Olympics and was named Best All Around Athlete of the Special
Olympis of 1987. He was chosen to carry the torch in the 1988 Special
Olympics.
He was employed by the Big Lakes Development Center for the last
two years.
Survivors include: his father, Miles Elvin Basart of Morganville;
three sisters, Nancy and husband, Jere Des Mars of Glasco, vickie and
husband, Don Burkhardt of Jascksonville, North Carolina, Mary and
husband, Chris Schmidt of Abilene; two brothers, Ray and Carrol Basart of
Morganville.
Services will be held Wednesday at 10"30 a.m. in the United
Methodist Church in Morganville. Rev. Robert Stout will officiate.
Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Respect calls may be made ant time
after 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Neill-Schwensen Funeral Home.



Elvin Basart, 61, died Friday, February 4, 1994, in his home in Clay
Center, Kansas.
Mr. Basart was born March 12, 1932, at Clay Center, Kansas, the son
of Orville and Esther allen) Basart. He had lived in Clay Center all his
life.
He married Florence Anderson, December 17, 1958 and she preceeded
him in death in January 1987. He was also preceeded in death by a son.
Survivors include two sons, Ray Basart of Clay Center and Ronald
Basart of Rogers, Arkansas; a daughter, Mary (Basart) Schmidt of Abilene,
Kansas; two step-daughters, Nancy and husband, Jere Demars of Glasco,
Kansas and Vickie and husband, Donald Burkhardt of Jacksonville, North
Carolina; a brother, Orville Basart of Wichita, Kansas; a sister, Ethel
Osbourn of Clay Center; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at
Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robert Stout
officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may call
until 8 p.m. today at the funeral chapel.


THE CLAY CENTER KANSAS DISPATCH NEWSPAPER CARRIED THE FOLLOWING
DEATH NOTICE ON APRIL 8, 1978:

ESTHER BASART
Mrs. Esther Z. Basart, 78, of 718 Harriett in Clay Center, Kansas
died Thursday night at the Clay County hospital.
She was born December 22, 1899 in Formoso, Jewell Co., Kansas, the
daughter of Myrtle and Miles Lorenzo and had lived in Clay Center for the
past 46 years.
The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Percy (Ethel) Osbourn of Clay
Center; Two sons, Orville Basart and wife Lucille of Wichita and Elvin
Basart and wife Florence of Clay Center; Three sisters, Mrs. Agnes Marsh
of Springfield, Missouri, Mrs. Oalkla Charbonneau of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and
Mrs. Olive Johnstone of Clay Center; a brother, Harvey Allen of St.
George, Kansas; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Preceeding her in death were her husband, Orville in 1957, a son and
a brother.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Neil-Schwensen
Chapel with the Reverend Dale DeField officiating. Internment will be in
the Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from
three to five o'clock.



THE CLAY CENTER KANSAS DISPATCH OF APRIL 5, 1987 LISTS THE OLIVE
JOHNSTONE DEATH NOTICE AS FOLLOWS:

OLIVE JOHNSTONE
Olive B. Johnstone, 82, died Thursday at Mediclodge. She was born
April 1, 1903 in Jewell Country, daughter of Miles and Leona (Robinson)
Allen. She had lived in Kansas most of her life. Her husband Ralph died
some years ago.
The survivors are two sons; Donald & Dallas Butz, and two daughters;
Dorothy & Dola Butz and a sister, Oalkla Charbonneau of Mantica,
California. Preceeding her in death were 3 brothers and 2 sisters.
Graveside services will be held on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Greenwood
Cemetery. The Reverend Wilbur Schoneweis will officiate.
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Note: The statement of three brothers and two sisters is false. There
were four girls and one boy according to existing records.



THE OBITUARY FOR HARVEY M. ALLEN APPEARED IN THE OCTOBER 21, 1982 EDITION
OF THE "WAMEGO TIMES" NEWSPAPER AS FOLLOWS:

HARVEY M. ALLEN
Memorial services were at 2 p.m. Friday, at the Church of Christ,
Manhattan, Kansas for Harvey M. Allen, 71, St.George, Kansas, who died
Tuesday, October 12, 1982 at a Topeka hospital.
He was born Feburary 11, 1911 at Kelly, Kansas, son of Miles and
Leona Robinson Allen. Mr. Allen was a farmer and an Army veteran of
World War II. He married Nadine Haxton April 21, 1946 at Sabetha,
Kansas. She survives.
Other survivors include three daughters; Mrs. Doris Henson of Kit
Carson, Colorado, Mrs. Bonnie Hull of Manhattan, Kansas, and Mrs. Arlene
Benson of St.George, Kansas. Two sister also survive; Mrs. Olive
Johnstone of Clay Center, Kansas and Mrs. Oalkla Charbonneau of Colorado
Springs, Colorado as well as five grandchildren.
Mr. Allen donated his body to Kansas University Medical Center,
Kansas City, Kansas for research. Memorial contributions may be made to
the American Cancer Society in care of Cowan-Edwards-Yorgensen Funeral
Home in Manhattan, Kansas.



1 CONC THE "KANSAS CITY KANSAN" NEWSPAPER FOR JANUARY 20, 1983, CARRIES ONE OBITUARY FOR MYRTLE. AS SHOWN BELOW, THE OBITUARY DOES NOT CARRY HER MAIDEN NAME. WAS SHE A PART OF SOME OTHER ALLEN FAMILY? THERE FOLLOWS A SECOND OBITUARY from the "KANSAS CITY TIMES" NEWSPAPER OF JANUARY 21, 1983, BELOW THIS ONE.

MYRTLE ALLEN

Mrs. Myrtle M. Allen, age 100, of Medicalodge South, died here this
morning. Born in Olathe, she lived most of her life in Kansas City,
Kansas.
Her husband, Walton Allen, died in 1939. She was a member of the
Unity United Methodist Church.
Surviving are a son, Walter W. Allen, Kansas City, Kansas; three
daughters, Miss Katherine Allen and Mrs. Barbara A. Brewer, both Kansas
City, Kansas and Mrs. Viola Brown, Grove, Oklahoma; five grandchildren,
and nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10 am, Saturday at the Porter Chapel. Burial
will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m.
Friday at the chapel. The family suggests memorials to the church.

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MYRTLE M. ALLEN
Mrs. Myrtle M. Allen, 100, died Thursday at a nursing home at 6501
Greeley Avenue, in Kansas City, Kansas, where she lived.
Mrs. Allen was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, in
Kansas City, Kansas. Her husband, Walton Allen, died in 1939. She was
born in Olathe, Kansas and was life-long area resident.
She leaves a son, Walter W. Allen, of Kansas City, Kansas; three
daughters, Miss Katherine Allen and Mrs. Barbara A. Brewer, both of
Kansas City, Kansas, and Mrs. Viola Brown of Grove, Oklahoma; five
grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10am Saturday at the Porter Chapel. Burial
in Memorial Park Cemetery, in Kansas City. Friends may call from 4 to
7 p.m. today at the chapel. The family requests no flowers and suggests
contributions to the church.



Katherine L. Allen, 89, Kansas City, Kansas, a teacher, died October
18, 1994 in Trinity Lutheran Manor in Merriam, Kansas. Services will be
at 10am Thursday at the Porter Chapel, burial in Memorial Park Cemetery,
Kansas City, Kansas. Friends may call from 6 to 8pm at the chapel. The
family suggests contributions to the Trinity United Methodist Church,
Kansas City, Kansas.
Miss Allen taught and was a principal's assistant for the Kansas
City, Kansas school district for a total of 47 years, retiring as a sixth
grade teacher at the Riverview Elementary School in 1974. She formerly
taught at Mark Twain, Lowell and Park Elementary Schools.
She received a bachelor's degree in education from Asbury College,
Wilmore, Kyentucky, and a master's degree in education from Columbia
University in New York City, New York. She was a member of the American
Association of University Women, Kappa Kappa Iota, The Mozart Music Club,
The Wyandotte County Retired Teacher's Association, The American
Association of Retired Persons and the YWCA.
She was a volunteer for Cancer Action, Inc. and Meals On Wheels.
She was a member of the church and a life-long area resident.
Survivors include two sisters; Barbara Brewer of Kansas City,
Kansas, and Viola Brown of Olathe, Kansas.


Ralph M. Brown, 77, Grove, Oklahoma, formerly of Kansas City,
Kansas, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 1983 at a Suburban Medical Center. He
was born in Kansas City, Kansas, and lived in this area for forty years
before moving to Parsons, Kansas. and later to Grove, Oklahoma. Mr.
Brown was owner of the Brown Sheet Metal Co. in Parsons. He also had
been a tool and dye maker for the Anchortite Co. He was a member of the
Grove United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Quayle
United Methodist Church and The Washington Avenue Methodist Church in
Parsons. He also had been an active volunteer for the American Red
Cross.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Viola Brown of the home; a daughter, Mrs.
Barbara Schuster of Overland Park, Kansas; a brother, Russell Brown of
Sepulveda, California; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Jones of San Antonio, Texas;
and two grandsons.
Services will be at 1:30pm Tuesday at the Porter Chapel; burial in
Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas. Friends may call from 4 to
6pm Monday at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to the Grove
United Methodist Church or to the American Cancer Society.


Orville Meeker died at his home in Concordia on Sunday morning,
February 17, 1974. He had been ill for a year but his death was
unexpected. He was 69.
Mr. Meeker was born May 7, 1907 at Fairview, Kansas, the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Edwin Meeker. He was a member of the United Methodist Church
and Concordia Moose Lodge.
On September 16, 1936, he was married to Beluah M. McCleery at
Abilene, Kansas. They farmed in that community uintil 1950 when they
moved to Concordia. Mr. Meeker was a partner with Harvey Haas in the
John Deere Implement dealership from 1950 to 1959. He served as Cloud
County Commisioner from 1960 to 1973 when he retired.
Preceeding him in death were his parents and a brother, Glenn.
Mr. Meeker is survived by his wife; 2 brothers; Walton Meeker of
Wichita, Kansas and Roy Meeker of Abilene, Kansas; three sisters; Mrs.
Charles Sexton of Abilene, Miss Zelma Meeker of Wichita, Kansas and Mrs.
Lenna Chrisp of Lakeland, Florida as well as nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. in the
Chaput Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Fleenor officiating. Graveside
services and burial were in the Roselawn Memorial Park in Salina, Kansas
at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Pallbearers were Wayne Grant, Norman
Johnston, Loren Sparks, Merle Park, Arnold Senner and Jack Gould.


THE ABILENE REFLECTOR-CHRONICLE NEWSPAPER DATED FRIDAY, MAY 8, 1970
CARRIED A FRONT PAGE STORY OF THE DEATH OF GLENN E. MEEKER AS FOLLOWS:
INJURIES FATAL TO GLEN MEEKER FORMER RESIDENT

Glen E. Meeker, 62, of Independence, a former resident of Dickinson County, was fatally injured
Wednesday night in a two-car accident at Coffeyville. He died about four hours later in the Coffeyville
Hospital.  John Glynn, 26, of Coffeyville, driver of the other car, was hospitalized there with injuries.
Mr. Meeker was born April 30, 1908, in Dickinson County, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ed Meeker. He and his parents left here in the late 1930's, living in Minneapolis and elsewhere.
For about 25 years he had lived at Independence, working for the county there the last 15.
He is survived by three sisters and three brothers: Mrs. Charles Sexton and Roy Meeker of Abilene; Miss Zelma Meeker and Walton Meeker of Wichita; Orville Meeker of Concordia and Mrs. Lenna Crisp of Salina.
The body will be brought to Abilene for funeral services, with the time to be announced later.
An open house which was to have been held Sunday, at the new home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sexton on Route 3, has been postponed because of Mr. Meeker's death.



THE JANUARY 3, 1952 "WAVERLY GAZETTE" NEWSPAPER REPORTS THE DEATH
OF ARCHIE ALLEN AS FOLLOWS:

A.B. ALLEN FOUND DEAD YESTERDAY
A. B. Allen, age 66, who lived southeast of Agricola, Kansas, was
found dead yesterday morning at his home around 9 o'clock.
Mr. Allen was born July 3, 1885 at Rockport, Missouri and has lived
around Waverly for about 20 years. He was in town Tuesday evening and
was apparently all right altho he had recently been ill and in th
hospital. Carl Fisher ewho lives nearby stopped in to see Mr. Allen
Wednesday morning and found him dead apparently from a heart attack.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. O.J. Ward of Seneca and one brother,
Acie G. Allen of Shreveport, Louisana.
Funeral services will be tomorrow, (Friday) afternoon at 4 p.m. from
the Jones funeral home with internment at Seneca, Kansas.


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