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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
THE OBITUARY FOR FLORENCE V. BASART WAS LOCATTED IN THE "CLAY CENTER
DISPATCH" NEWSPAPER DATED JANUARY 20, 1987.
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
Elvin Basart, 61, died Friday, February 4, 1994, in his home in Clay
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
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:
THE CLAY CENTER KANSAS DISPATCH OF APRIL 5, 1987 LISTS THE OLIVE
JOHNSTONE DEATH NOTICE AS FOLLOWS:
THE OBITUARY FOR HARVEY M. ALLEN APPEARED IN THE OCTOBER 21, 1982 EDITION
OF THE "WAMEGO TIMES" NEWSPAPER AS FOLLOWS:
HARVEY M. ALLEN
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.
Mrs. Myrtle M. Allen, age 100, of Medicalodge South, died here this
MYRTLE M. ALLEN
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
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
THE JANUARY 3, 1952 "WAVERLY GAZETTE" NEWSPAPER REPORTS THE DEATH
OF ARCHIE ALLEN AS FOLLOWS:
A.B. ALLEN FOUND DEAD YESTERDAY