MISCELLANEOUS OBITUARIES
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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.


Michigan
SCHOEN, Tom Age 63, June 22, 1998. Beloved husband of Phyllis. Loving father
of Cheryl (William) Bettis, Thomas (loreen), Michael, Dawn (Dan) and the
late Romayne (Michael) Litwin. Proud Grandfather of Michael K.T. Litwin,
Ashley, Kristen Bettis, Amanda, Shane Poquette and Chantell Poquette. Loving
son of Mrs. Cecelia Schoen and the late George Schoen. Dear brother of
George, Leroy and Jerome. Visitation Wednesday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday 10
a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16
Mile Road). Internment St. Hedwig


From The Knoxville news Sentinel 22 Dec 1999

HUGHES, MARIE FORD - age 83 of LaFollette Gardens, passed away Monday,
December 20, 1999 at The LaFollette Medical Center after a long illness. She
was a member of LaFollette Baptist Temple. Ms. Hughes enjoyed quilting,
sewing and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her
husband, Coy Hughes; parents, Joe and Belle Nelson Ford and several brothers
and sisters. She is survived by her brother, J.B. Ford of LaFollette; sister,
Bonnie White of Quakertown, PA; several nieces and nephews and a host of
other relatives and friends. Funeral services 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, December
22, 1999 in the chapel of Martin Funeral Home with Rev. Herman Money
officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday before
services. Family and friends will meet 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 23, 1999
at Bakers Forge Cemetery for interment. Martin Funeral Home of LaFollette in
charge of arrangements.

LOY, GEORGE JACOB - age 85, of Jacksboro, passed away Monday evening,
December 20, at the LaFollette Medical Center. He was a member of LaFollette
United Methodist Church. Mr. Loy was a 50 year member of each of the
following Masonic Lodges; Kettering Ohio F&AM Alpha Lodge, Campbell County
Scottish Rite Club, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Knoxville, Anticoh Temple,
Dayton, Ohio, and Cumberland Mtn. O.E.S. #137, LaFollette. He was retired
from NCR, Dayton, Ohio. Preceded in death by parents, Ernest and Clara Loy
and brother, Elmer Loy. Survivors, wife, Lexie H. Loy, Jacksboro; sons &
daughters in law, Buddy and Kathy Hale, Caryville, James & Teresa Loy, Punta
Gorda, Fla.; 3 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; sisters in law, Pearl
Hargrove, Caryville, Tenn., Aline and husband, Eugene Kirkland, Beavercreek,
Ohio, Peggy Loy, Covington, Ohio; brothers in law, and wives, Avery and
Juanita Hale, Middletown, Ohio, Arzo and Katie Hale, Caryville, Leo and Carol
Hale, Caryville, James and Betty Hale, Caryville. Funeral services 8 p.m.
Wednesday, December 22, at Cross Funeral Home Chapel Rev. Don Thomas
officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Thursday at Campbell Memorial Gardens. The
family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Cross Chapel. The family
requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the LaFollette United
Methodist Church. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home.

McANDREW, MARTHA ROSE - age 72, of Oak Ridge died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999 at
her home. Retired sales clerk from Proffitt's Dep. Store. Member of Central
Baptist Church. Preceded in death by son, George A. McAndrew, Jr. - 8-4-1987.
Survived by: husband, George Alger McAndrew of Oak Ridge; son, James Mitchell
McAndrew and wife, Myra of Morristown; daughter, Patricia Sue McAndrew of
Clinton; special cousins, Tom McGrew of Orlando, Fla., Reba McCartney and
husband, Perry and James McGrew, all of Detroit, Mich. Funeral services are
Wed. Dec. 22, 1999 at 8 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary with Rev. David
McPherson officiating. Graveside services are Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999 at 10
a.m. at Chestnut Hill Cemetery in Dandridge, Tenn. with Rev. Lisa Stone
officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Lee
Costanzo, 103 Case Lane, Oak Ridge, Tenn. 37830. The family will receive
friends on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999 from 6-8 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary,
Oak Ridge.



Corinne Windman of Los Angeles, 1918-1999 survived by husband Irving, daughter Andrea (Robert) Wilner, son Russell Windman, grandchildren Adam and Jennifer Wilner. Corinne passed away December 13th. Her Love will always live on along with her caring generous and loving characteristics, she will always live on in our hearts and will be missed.


DALE, Ora Maxine - Former Clearfield resident Maxine Dale died Wednesday,
December 15, 1999 in Houston, Texas, where she has been living with her
daughter and son-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Fred Preston Langham.
Mrs. Dale was born on May 25, 1920 in Woodland, PA to Wyatt F. & Maude
(Wilson) GILL. She was a graduate of Clearfield High School. She worked as a
machinist for Westinghouse in Pittsburg,PA before her enlistment in the
Women's Army Corps during World War II. On February 12,1947 she wed James
Clark Dale the son of George Johnston & Francis (HUBLER) DALE of Morrisdale,
PA. After her marriage she attended Penn State University to study
agriculture.
Her parents, husband and brother John Angus Gill have preceded her in
death. Surviving her are brothers and their wives: Orvis W. & Violet Gill
of Waxahachie, TX, W. Frank & Fran Gill of New Castle, PA, David H. & Helen
Gill of Mt. Pleasant, MI and sisters: Anna Dorothy Allen and Sara Grace
McGraw both of Daytona Beach, FL. Two of her husband's siblings survive
her: Alice Swanson of Lanse, PA and Patricia Mulhollem of Morrisdale, PA.
Mrs. Dale has four children: George Johnston Dale of Bellefonte, PA, Judith
Langham of Houston, TX, Byron Douglas Dale of Alexandria, VA, Jamie (James
Dale II)Fiat of Clearfield, PA and three grandchildren: Rory Angus Dale
serving in the U.S. Navy, Phaedra Holly Langham and Crystal Michelle Langham
both of Houston, TX.
Visitation will be at Strange & Weaver Funeral Home, Morrisdale, PA, Friday
7-9PM
The funeral and interment is scheduled for Saturday, December 18, 1999 at
the Dale Methodist Church, Woodland, PA


From The Knopxville News Sentinel 20 Dec 1999

MASSEY, ANNA BELLE - age 82, of Lake City, passed away Saturday, December 18,
1999 at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. Born October 13, 1917 in
Anderson County. She was of the Baptist faith. She loved to shop, and enjoyed
taking to her bird, Pretty Girl. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Oscar Massey and her parents, Calvin and Bebe Webber White. Survivors:
daughter, Norma Jackson & husband Terry of Lake City; son, Curtis Massey &
wife Mary of Clinton; brother, Loran White of Lake City; grandchildren,
Angela Long, Quentheny Sexton and Clifton Sexton, all of Lake City; great
grandchildren, LaShay Jackson of Lake CIty, Hannah Massey of Clinton, Zachary
Massey of Clinton, Logan Byrge of Clinton, and Curtis Lee Foltz of Wartburg.
Visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday December 20, 1999 at Cox-Martin Funeral Home.
Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday December 20, 1999 in the Cox-Martin chapel with
Rev. Bill Thomas officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 21, 1999 at
the Leach Cemetery. Cox-Martin Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.

TROUTMAN, JAMES CECIL - age 89, of Clinton, passed away Sunday, December 19,
1999 at his residence. He was a retired supervisor for Ideal Basic Industry
in Knoxville, where he had worked for 30 years. He was a member of New Salem
Baptist Church in Clinton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vannice
Troutman; parents, William E. and Sally Davis Troutman. Survivors: daughter &
son-in-law, Patsy and Robert Stacy of Clinton; son, Dave Troutman of
Louisville; grandchildren, Tracy and husband Derek Wirz of Chattanooga, Trina
Troutman of Maryville; great grandchildren, Jacob and Madeline Wirz of
Chattanooga, Matthew Brownlee of Maryville; brother, Glenn Troutman of
LaFayette; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Evan Davis and
Johnnie Rae Morgan; many other special friends and neighbors. Mr. Troutman's
family would like to thank Angie Fleming for her caring service and kindness
during his illness. Memorials may be made to New Salem Baptist Church or to
Covenant Hospice. Funeral service will be 7 p.m. Monday, December 20, 1999 at
Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the Rev. Chris Albright
officiating. Graveside service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 21, 1999
at Highland Memorial Cemetery in Knoxville. Family will receive friends 6-7
p.m. Monday at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.



From The Knoxville News Sentinel 19 Dec 1999

GLYMP, WILLIAM "BILL" - age 21 of Clinton, Tenn. passed away Friday, December
17, 1999. He was born on December 17, 1978 in Anderson County. He worked for
Trinity Siding Co. in Lake City, Tenn. His favorite hobbies were hunting,
fishing, and race cars. Survivors include his parents, Tommy, Sr. and Joyce
Glymp of Clinton, Tenn.; sister, Chelsea Rutherford of Clinton, Tenn.;
brother, Tommy Glymp, Jr. of Clinton, Tenn.; best friends, Matt Chambers of
Clinton, Tenn., Anthony Hooks of Clinton, Tenn., Ray Daniels of Clinton,
Tenn. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, December 19, 1999 in the chapel
of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the Rev. Randy Moore and the
Rev. Jeff Daniels officiating. Interment will be in Grandview Memorial
Gardens in Clinton, Tenn. Family will receive friends 1-3 p.m. Sunday at
Holley-Gamble Funeral Home.

McCULLEY, RICHARD - age 48 of LaFollette passed away Wednesday, December 15,
1999 at LaFollette Medical Center. He was of the Baptist faith. Funeral
services Saturday 8 p.m. December 18, 1999 at Roach Mortuary in LaFollette
with Rev. Ronnie Poston officiating. Interment Wells Springs Cemetery Sunday
December 19, 1999 at 2 p.m. Roach Mortuary, LaFollette in charge.



Huntingdon Daily News.

Jacob J. Duran, 86, of 450 Dry Valley Road, Lewistown, died
at 12:37 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.
Born July 6, 1913, in Avona, Union County, he was a son of the
late Andrew and Agnes (Novacki) Duran. His first wife, Emma Jane (Serfass)
Duran, preceded him in death in 1975, and his second wife, Beatrice
Duran, preceded him in death in 1993.
Surviving are: children, Carole Jane Duran, Lewistown, and
Charlotte Ann Macomber, Mt. Airy, Md.; sister, Cartherine Mulitsch, Pen
Argyl; half brother, Leo Suprys, Pen Argyl; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, John Duran and Adam
Duran, and one sister, Anna Heitz.
He was a self-employed dairy farmer, owning and operating
Dur-Ridge Farm, Orbisonia.
He was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church,
Burnham, and the Holstein Fresian Association.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Schmidt Funeral Home,
202 West St., Wind Gap., with the Rev. Clyde B. Singh officiating. Interment
will be in St. John's Community Cemetery, Nazareth.
Family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday at the
funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart
Association, 501
Howard Ave., Bldg. D, Suite 101, Altoona, PA 16601.
Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home provided local
information.

Name: Grace Frances CHILCOTE; Homemaker
Age: 65
Address: Mercersburg
Date of birth: 9/18/1934
Location born: Everett, Bedford county
Date of death: 12/10/1999
Father: Julius FORRESTER
Mother: Leona (ASH) FORRESTER
Spouse: Clem CHILCOTE
Surviving children: Kathy BEEGLE, Barbara SNYDER, Robin and
Mary KEEFER, Gloria GORDON, Janet WALLS, Daniel and Roger
CHILCOTE; 30 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren
Surviving siblings: Ford, Herbert and Etta FORRESTER
Deceased children: 2 infant children
Deceased siblings: 1 brother and 3 sisters
Interment: Mount Tabor Cemetery, Harrisonville RD

Name: William D. "Don" DAVIS; Owner/operator of Davis Body
Shop
Age: 73
Address: Huntingdon
Date of birth: 12/25/1925
Location born: Janesville
Date of death: 12/12/1999
Father: George DAVIS
Mother: Minnie (RUFFNER) DAVIS
Spouse: Betty Jane (HOUCK) DAVIS
Surviving children: Barbara Ann BARNETT, Linda K. GREENE; 7
grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren
Surviving siblings: J. Clayton DAVIS
Deceased children:
Deceased siblings: Clifford DAVIS
Interment: Manor Hill Cemetery

Name: Jack E. FAIRBANKS; Retired from Empire Kosher
Age: 73
Address: Milroy, Mifflin county
Date of birth: 12/30/1928
Location born: Alexandria
Date of death: 12/11/1999
Father: Charles E. FAIRBANKS
Mother: Hazel M. (RHODES) FAIRBANKS
Spouse: Alice M. (MORNINGSTAR) FAIRBANKS
Surviving children: Ronald P. CUTSHALL, Iva E. McCARTNEY,
Margaret G. WEAVER, Edward E., Jack E., Charles W., Robert D.
and Thomas Lee FAIRBANKS; 11 grandchildren; 15 great
grandchildren
Surviving siblings: Jesse FAIRBANKS, Delores MOCK
Deceased children:
Deceased siblings:
Interment: Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown

Name: Philip Ray "Rabbie" HESS; US Army Veteran
Age: 81
Address: Altoona
Date of birth: 1/29/1918
Location born: Altoona
Date of death: 12/11/1999
Father: Hershell T. HESS Sr.
Mother: Elsie (CASHMAN) HESS
Spouse: Frances R. (ADAMS) HESS
Surviving children: Barbara A. MOWERY, Carol A. and Ray Philip
HESS; 5 grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter
Surviving siblings: Relura A. LOCKARD
Deceased children:
Deceased siblings: Hershell T. Jr., Luther M. and Charles E.
HESS
Interment: Blair Memorial Park, Bellwood

Name: Mae E. GALBRAITH; Homemaker
Age: 89
Address: Woodland Retirement Center, Orbisonia; formerly of
Huntingdon
Date of birth: 12/13/1909
Location born: Altoona
Date of death: 12/12/1999
Father: J. Lee REX
Mother: Enva E. (O'CONNOR) REX
Spouse: William Paul GALBRAITH< deceased 6/30/1981
Surviving children: Evelyn M. SOUDERS; 2 grandchildren; 5
great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild
Surviving siblings: Jack REX, half-sister Eleanor L. HORTON
Deceased children:
Deceased siblings: Jesse Rat REX, half-brother Spencer F.
HORTON
Interment: Riverview Cemetery, Huntingdon

Name: Betty L. NEWINGHAM
Age: 67
Address: Mount Union
Date of birth: 7/29/1962
Location born: Shirleysburg
Date of death: 12/14/1999
Father: Harry HUGHES
Mother: Grace (BEATTY) HUGHES
Spouse: Thomas L. NEWINGHAM
Surviving children: Tanya L. GUZMAN, Thomas L. and Troy L.
NEWINGHAM; 9 grandchildren; 1 great grandson
Surviving siblings: Glenn HUGHES
Deceased children:
Deceased siblings: Edward and Lynes HUGHES
Interment:

Name: Mary O. BROWN; Homemaker
Age: 98
Address: Woodland Retirement Center, Orbisonia; formerly of
Rockhill Furnace
Date of birth: 6/30/1901
Location born: Newton Hamilton
Date of death: 12/14/1999
Father: Willis Floyd RHEAM
Mother: Malvina Hoyt (SNYDER) RHEAM
Spouse: Earl D. BROWN, deceased 9/27/1979
Surviving children: Mildred VANCE, Jay and Max BROWN; 15
grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 1 great-great
grandchild
Surviving siblings: Dolly MAYES
Deceased children: Base and Jack BROWN
Deceased siblings: 4 brothers and 3 sisters
Interment: Walnut Grove Cemetery, Three Springs RD

Name: Philip Ray FROMAN; US Air Force Veteran
Age: 64
Address: Mount Union
Date of birth: 1/24/1935
Location born: Paris, Illinois
Date of death: 12/13/1999
Father: Ernest W. FROMAN
Mother: Rena (HALL) FROMAN
Spouse: Betty (FLASHER) FROMAN
Surviving children: Kevin and Stephen FROMAN, step-children
Donna BRENNEMAN, David SHISLER; 3 grandchildren
Surviving siblings: Donald FROMAN
Deceased children:
Deceased siblings:
Interment:

Name: George H. "Manny" BUSECK; WWII Veteran
Age: 78
Address: Saxton
Date of birth: 4/20/1921
Location born: Homer City
Date of death: 12/14/1999
Father: George BUSECK
Mother: Rose (McKNIGHT) BUSECK
Spouse: Arlene (BOLLINGER) BUSECK
Surviving children: George Jr., Billy Jo and Darlene BUSECK,
step-children Don, Larry and Rick McQUAIT, Patty MELLOTT,
Wendy GARNER, Sherry BRODE, Vicky WALLACE; 7 grandchildren, 17
step-grandchildren; 5 step-great grandchildren
Surviving siblings: Winifred NEUDER, Joanne HESS, Shirley
DIXON, Geraldine EVANS, Jerry BUSECK
Deceased children:
Deceased siblings: Bill and Max BUSECK, Roberta WALDON
Interment: Evans Cemetery, Six Mile Run RD

Name: Edwin J. KENYON; Huntingdon native, WWII Veteran
Age:
Address: Lawrenceville, GA
Date of birth:
Location born:
Date of death: 12/14/1999
Father:
Mother:
Spouse: Nancy (HEFRIGHT) KENYON
Surviving children: Barbara Jo MIKOLATIS, Beverly CAIN, Max F.
KENYON; 8 grandchildren
Surviving siblings: Doris HORN, John KENYON
Deceased children:
Deceased siblings:
Interment:

Name: Michael S. ANDERCHIN; Former PRR employee in Huntingdon
Age: 88
Address: Tyrone
Date of birth: 10/1/1911
Location born: Morris twp., Clearfield county
Date of death: 12/15/1999
Father: Andrew ANDERCHIN
Mother: Mary ANDERCHIN
Spouse: Anne (KOZAK) ANDERCHIN
Surviving children: Richard ANDERCHIN, Stephanie MEDVID; 4
grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren
Surviving siblings: Mary JUSICK, Margaret HEACOCK, Christine
HARTSHORN
Deceased children:
Deceased siblings: 3 sisters and 3 brothers
Interment: Blair Memorial Park, Bellwood

Name: Rachel A. QUERRY; Owner/operator of The Beauty Centre
Age: 84
Address: Star Route Huntingdon
Date of birth: 5/4/1915
Location born: Union twp., Huntingdon county
Date of death: 12/14/1999
Father: Henry W. LONG
Mother: Jessie Mae (GOTSHALL) LONG
Spouse: Ralph S. QUERRY, deceased 9/2/1994
Surviving children: Frederick M. QUERRY; 2 grandchildren
Surviving siblings: Louise MATEER, Robert H. LONG
Deceased children:
Deceased siblings:
Interment: Wright Cemetery, Calvin RD

Name: Nancy D. GILL; Former Huntingdon resident
Age: 48
Address: South Daytona, FL
Date of birth: 10/25/1951
Location born: Chambersburg
Date of death: 12/1/1999
Father: Andrew SMITH Jr.
Mother: Jean SMITH
Spouse:
Surviving children: Toby Michael, Donald E. Jr. and Jacob A.
GILL; 5 grandchildren
Surviving siblings: Gerald SMITH
Deceased children:
Deceased siblings:
Interment: Riverview Cemetery

Name: Nettie Catherine HAWN; Former JC Blair employee,
homemaker
Age: 93
Address: Valley View Retirement Community, Belleville;
formerly of Petersburg RD#2
Date of birth: 5/12/1906
Location born: Center Union, Oneida twp., Huntingdon county
Date of death: 12/14/1999
Father: A. B. HEARN
Mother: Blanche (BLACK) HAWN
Spouse: James Henry HAWN, deceased 12/4/1963
Surviving children: Doris HALL, William A. and Walter J. HAWN;
11 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 1 great-great
grandchild
Surviving siblings:
Deceased children: 1 infant son
Deceased siblings: John, Lester, Cloyd, Walter and Ronald
HEARN, Clara BRATTON, Ruth SYLVESTER, Beatrice HAGANS
Interment: Mooresville Cemetery, Petersburg RD#1

Name: John Cecil FOGAL Jr.; Coach for several youth sports
teams
Age: 53
Address: Hustontown
Date of birth: 10/17/1946
Location born: Needmore, Fulton county
Date of death: 12/14/1999
Father: John FOGAL Sr.
Mother: Clara (EADER) FOGAL
Spouse: Sioux (HAMILTON) FOGAL
Surviving children: Beth, Karen and Matthew FOGAL
Surviving siblings: David, Dale and Kelly FOGAL, Ruth SHORE
Deceased children:
Deceased siblings: Roger FOGAL
Interment: Wells Tannery Methodist Cemetery

Name: Ray William BARNEY; Father of Huntingdon resident
Age: 77
Address: Green Valley Estates, NY
Date of birth: 1/21/1922
Location born: Onoville, NY
Date of death: 12/15/1999
Father: Ray BARNEY
Mother: Hazel (WEAVER) BARNEY
Spouse: Irene (JOHNSON) BARNEY, deceased 1995
Surviving children: Linda Rae TAYLOR; 2 grandchildren
Surviving siblings: George BARNEY, Mary SMOCK
Deceased children:
Deceased siblings: Rose SCHOBEY, Flora LaDOW
Interment: Green Cemetery, Little Valley NY

Name: Ann M. (BRENNEMAN) GUTSHALL; Former Huntingdon resident
Age: 86
Address: Aiken, SC
Date of birth:
Location born: Aitch
Date of death: 12/15/1999
Father:
Mother:
Spouse:
Surviving children: Stephen GUTSHALL; 2 grandchildren
Surviving siblings: Max BRENNEMAN, Margaret HARSHBARGER



From The Knoxville News Sentinel 18 Dec 1999

JENNINGS, REUEL WOODROW - age 78, of Clinton, passed away Wednesday, December
15, 1999, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He was a beloved
husband, father, grandfather, & uncle. Mr. Jennings served in the United
States Navy during WWII and retired from the Aluminum Company of America
after 42 years. He was a member of Zion Baptist Church in Claxton. Preceded
in death by parents, Charles Vernal & Lora Lee Yarnell Jennings; brother,
Paul W. Jennings. Survivors: wife of 45 years, Violet Dockery Jennings of
Clinton; sons, David R. Jennings & wife, Patty of Greensboro, NC, Thomas R.
Jennings of Clinton; grandson, Adam D. Jennings of Clinton; granddaughter,
Ashlee J. Mathis & husband Michael of Arlington, Texas; brothers, Charles
Jennings & wife Ruby of New Johnsonville, Zenith Jennings & wife Betty of
Clinton, Sam Jennings & wife Hilda of Clinton; sisters, Dorothy Richardson of
West Monroe, La., Louise Walker of Clinton, Ruth Cecil of Chattanooga;
several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. The family will receive
friends 12-2 p.m. Saturday, December 18, 1999 at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home
in Clinton with funeral service following at 2 p.m. in the chapel with Rev.
Glen Gamble officiating. Interment will follow the service at
McCarty-Woodhaven Memory Gardens in Claxton. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home of
Clinton in charge of all arrangements.



Shirley Oletha BARTHEL, 79, of Muskogee, formerly of Roland, was born Jan.
30, 1920, in Moffett, to Frederick Wilder KRUMSIEK and Alice Mae (COOPER)
KRUMSIEK. She died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999, in Tulsa. She married Roy Wallace
BARTHEL Jan. 16, 1938, in Roland. He preceded her in death June 22, 1977.
BLAIR, JONES, EDWARDS, RATCLIFFE, BARNES, TOUNZEN, McLEMORE, BETANCOURT

Melba Joyce HINDMAN, 64, of Princeton, La., formerly of Sallisaw, was born
April 23, 1935, in Sequoyah County, to Ridge and Ada (MILTON) BENGE. She
died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, in Shreveport, La. CARSON, BREWER, MELTON,

Ellie Belle LASITER, 73, of Sallisaw was born Dec. 31, 1925, in Muldrow, to
John Wesley PETREE and Martha Jane DAVIS. She died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, in
Fort Smith, Ark. She married Henry Jackson PETREE Jan. 25, 1949, in Van
Buren, Ark. He preceded her in death Feb. 19, 1979. ALLEN, WINKLER, BRYANT,
RICHARDSON, CHANEY, HILL, GILMORE, McDOWELL, BUTTERY, BALLINGER, REED.

Okla MABRAY, 93, of Muldrow died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, in a nursing
home.TIPPETTS

Violet Louise "Granny Hall" McGRATH, 74, of Roland died Sunday, Dec. 12,
1999, in Roland. was born Aug. 27, 1925, in Frederick, to James Otis MORGAN
and Tinnie Marie (KITTRELL) MORGAN. She married Jim McGRATH. in 1969 in
Panama. TAYLOR, ANDERSON, STRAIT, CARTER, ALBONOSKI, MORRISON, LOWE
 

Louella Mae NORWOOD, 91, of Sallisaw was born Feb. 3, 1908, in Okmulgee, to
M.N. and Rosa Lee (DANIEL) DANIELS. She died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, in
Sallisaw.. She married S.W. "Bill" NORWOOD in April 1926 in Checotah. He
preceded her in death on Feb. 6, 1976, in Richland, Wash. STEWART, McGOWIN,
DANIELS

Ret. Army Col. Charles Gunter OLENTINE Sr., 73, of Oak Crest, Md., formerly
of Muldrow, died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, at John Hopkins Hospital.
(PATTERSON)

Cleo Gladys SMITH, 78, of Tulsa was born Feb. 1, 1921, in Bunch, Adair
county, to Jesse Green McCONNELL and Josie CHUCULATE McCONNELL. She died
Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, at her home. HALL,SINKINGWATER, CHUCULATE., WHITE,
ROLEN, TICHENER PANNELL, ELLIS

Deween SMITH, 80, of Sallisaw was born Oct. 4, 1919, in Wisner, Neb. to John
and Anna (JACOBSON) RABE. She died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, in Sallisaw. She
married Saint Elmo SMITH March 22, 1941, in Cassville, Mo. He preceded her
in death Oct. 3, 1991. WATTS, WILLIAMS, SUMMERS ,BYRNE, JOHNSON, CARNEY,
WRIGHT, RABE.

Neata (LEE) SMITH, 80, of Gore was born Dec. 19,1 918, in Gore, to Rufus
Lynn and Martha Ann (SMITH) LEE. She died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, in the Gore
Nursing Home. She married Clarence SMITH July 2, 1936, in Gore. He preceded
her in death May 8, 1999. HOOPER, LEE, FINE, ENSMINGER.

Paul Ray TYLER, 69, of Fort Smith, Ark., died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, in a
local hospital. LANSDELL MONTES, TYLER, SOLLEY, STOVALL

Lorine Eda WILLIFORD, 84, of Gore died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, in Muskogee.
She was born March 13, 1915, in Okmulgee County, to James Wade JONES and
Aggie Anna (DRAPER) JONES. She married Frank WILLIFORD, who preceded her in
death in 1967. JONES

Bobby Dale YOUNG, 62, of Sallisaw was born Dec. 19, 1936, in McCoy to George
Washington YOUNG and Sophia E. (WOODS) YOUNG. He died Saturday Dec. 11,
1999, at his home. married Sarah Ann HAWTHORNE Oct. 6, 1962, in Perryton,
Texas. WELLER, DOWNS



From The Knoxville News Sentinel 17 Dec 1999

ARMSTRONG, EDWARD LEON - age 85, of Claxton Community, passed away Thursday
December 16, 1999 at Outlook Pointe in Oak Ridge. Mr. Armstrong was a member
of the Edgemoor Baptist Church. Born April 12, 1914 in Sand Mountain, Ala. to
the late Ernest and Ada Armstrong. Mr. Armstrong was a retired machinist for
Union Carbide at the Y-12 Plant. Preceded in death by his wife, Goldie Hazel
Armstrong and brothers and sisters. Survivors: daughters, Frankie and husband
Gary Williams of Guntersville, Ala., Sue and husband Morris Clark of
Morganton, NC, Deborah and husband Leon Jenkins of Clinton; sons, Edward L.
and wife Janice Armstrong, Jr. of Milledgeville, Ga, Eugene Armstrong of
Elkmont, Ala.; brother, Robert L. Armstrong of Alabama; sisters, Ernestine
Norris of Alabama, Lena Margaret Peebles of Alabama, Elizabeth Pressley of
Alabama; sister-in-law, Jnelle Armstrong of Alabama; grandchildren, Joyce
Perrin, Eugene Williams, both of Guntersville, Ala., Pamela C. Walker of
Morganton, NC, Danny Clark of Taber City, NC, April and James Armstrong of
Milledgeville, Ga., Stacy, Lee, and Tanya Armstrong of Georgia, John
Armstrong of Knoxville, Brian Jenkins, Cynthia Jarnigan, Kimberly Summers,
all of Clinton; 17 great grandchildren. The funeral service will be Friday,
December 17, 1999 at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in
Clinton. Rev. Glenn Gamble and Rev. Gary Swaggerty officiating. Graveside
service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at McCarty Woodhaven Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday night at the funeral home. In
lieu of flowers, family request donations to Hospice of Burke Co., P.O. Box
1029 Valdese, NC or Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic 205 Badger Rd. Oak
Ridge, TN 37830. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home Clinton in charge of
arrangements.

WILSON, ROBERT - age 45, of 408 East Forrest St. LaFollette, died Sunday,
December 12, 1999 at LaFollette Medical Center in LaFollette. Son of Andrew
E. and Shirley Wilson of Eagle Lake, Fla. Born August 4, 1954 in Sterling,
Colo. The body was cremated and taken back to Eagle Lake, Fla. for services
and burial. Roach Mortuary in charge.



From The LaFollette Press 16 Dec 1999

JOYCE ANN BLEVINS, 55, of LaFollette, died Friday, December 10 at St. Mary's
Medical Center in Knoxville. She is survived by; husband, Billey J. Stanfield
. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 14 at LaFollette First
Apostolic Church with Pastor David Akers officiating. Interment followed in
the Harness Cemetery, Caryville. Martin Wilson Funeral Home, LaFollette in
charge of arrangements.

ANGNES MARIE ORICK FORD, 73, of LaFollette, died Wednesday, December 8 at the
LaFollette Medical Center. She was preceded in death by; parents, Sam and Mae
Orick; husband, Roy Ford. Funeral services were held Friday, December 10 at
Roach Memorial Chapel of LaFollette with Rev. Charles Goins and Rev. David
Hicks officiating. Interment followed in Sunrise Cemetery.

LINDA BOCCIA GOINS, 54, of LaFollette, died Sunday, December 12, at Methodist
Medical Center in Oak Ridge. She was the operator of Linda's Hair Fashions
for many years. She is survived by; husband, Lewis Goins; mother, Mildred
Sharp Boccia of LaFollette. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 15
at New Horizon Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Wilcox and Rev. Bill Braden
officiating. Interment will follow today (Thursday), December 16 at 10 a.m.
in Grantsboro Cemetery.

KATHLEEN GROSS, 64, died Tuesday, December 14 at the LaFollette Medical
Center. She was preceded in death by; parents, Lindsay and Gussie Robbins
Phillips. The family will receive friends Saturday, December 18 at the
West-Murley Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Funeral services will be
held Sunday, December 19 at 1 p.m. at the Mill Branch Baptist Church with
Rev. Cecil Williams officiating. Interment will follow in the Mill Branceh
Cemetery.

GEORGE QUENTON IVEY, 29, of Jellico, died Sunday, December 12 at the Jellico
Community Hospital.
He was preceded in death by; father, Kenneth Eugene Ivey. Survivors include;
wife Jimmy Lou Perkins Ivey; mother, Rosa Wilson of Jellico. Graveside
funeral services were held Tuesday, December 14 with Rev. Horace Partin and
Wayne Barton officiating, followed by interment in Perkins Cemetery.

WILLIAM TODD LAY, 29, of Pioneer, Tennessee, died Tuesday, December 7 at
Williamsburg, Kentucky.
He was preceded in death by; father, James Lay. Survivors include; mother,
Jackie Lay of Jacksboro; wife, Mary Lay. Funeral services were held Friday,
December 10 at Harp Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Earl Chapman officiating.
Interment followed in Valleyview Cemetery.

NELL JUNE MCCREARY, 75, of LaFollette, died Sunday, December 12 at LaFollette
Medical Center. She worked in Security at the Manhattan Project where she
received the Army E Pin and Silver A Bomb Pin and written recommendation from
General Leslie Groves, and was payroll bookkeeper for Nurex Coal Company and
WLAF, and organized the Gray Ladies at LaFollette Community Hospital.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, December 15 with Rev. Malcomb King
officiating, and followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. Cross Funeral
Home in charge of arrangements.

MELVA MCDONALD, 73, of Florence, Kentucky, formerly of Jacksboro, died Sunday
at St. Luke Hospital West in Florence. He was active in the Boone County
Republican Party and a Navy Veteran of World War II, a retired federal
housing administrator , a federal appraiser, active in the Fairhaven Rescue
Mission in Covington, and a member of Mended Hearts. Mr. McDonald is survived
by; wife, Dollie Field McDonald. Funeral services were held Wednesday at Fort
Mitchell Baptist Church. Interment followed In Forest Lawn Cemetery in
Erlanger. Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth in charge of arrangements.

LILLIAN ELLIOTT MILLER, 77, of Lake City, died Wednesday, December 8 at the
Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. She was preceded in death by; parents,
Curtis and Nora Elliott. Survivors include; husband, Claude J. Miller.
daughters, Shirlene Copeland , and Marilyn Bean, both of Lake City, and
Aliene Phillips of Powell; son, Lester Miller of Lake City; sisters, Linos
Cook, and Ruby Powers, both of Clinton, and Cora Lee Hutchison of Florida;
ten grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 10 at the Cox-Martin Funeral Home
Chapel with the Rev. Clifford Fraker officiating. Interment followed
Saturday, December 11 in Leach Cemetery, Lake City.

BENTLY DAVID EDWARD PERKINS, 20, of Caryville, died Sunday, December 12 at
the LaFollette Medical Center. He was preceded in death by; grandparents,
Monnie Perkins and Billy Disspayne. Survivors include; parents, Charles and
Darlene Perkins of Caryville; grandparents, Roy Perkins of LaFollette, and
Rosalee Pye of Ingram, Texas. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 14
at Martin Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Stephens and Rev.
David Blair officiating. Interment followed Wednesday, December 15 in
Campbell Memorial Gardens.

MICHAEL PHILLIP PETERSON, 32, of Duff, died Wednesday, December 8 at
LaFollette Medical Center. He is survived by; wife, Rebecca Lynn Peterson;
father, Phillip Tanner Peterson of California. Private funeral services were
held Saturday, December 11. Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette in charge of
arrangements.

EDWIN PHILLIPS, 68, of Dutch Valley died Sunday, December 12 at his home. He
was a Baptist minister for 45 years and pastored several churches in the
area, a member and former pastor of Laurel Branch Baptist Church. He was
employed by Anderson County Highway Department, a representative of several
insurance companies, and owned and operated Edwin's furniture in Lake City.
Mr. Phillips was preceded in death by; parents, Link and Lou Phillips. He is
survived by; wife, Bernice Phillips. Funeral services were held Tuesday,
December 14 at Cox-Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Daugherty, Rev.
Danny Phillips, and Rev. Joby Byrge officiating. Interment followed
Wednesday, December 15 in Leach Cemetery.

ELMER PHILLIPS, 79, of Jacksboro, died Friday, December 10 at the LaFollette
Medical Center. He was preceded in death by; parents, James and Martha
McKamey Phillips. Survivors include; wife, Betsey Phillips. Funeral services
were held Saturday, December 11 in Martin Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with
Rev. Jimmy Ault and Rev. Bobby Ray Wilson officiating. Interment followed
Sunday, December 12 in Cumberland View Cemetery.

OSCAR PHILLIPS, 76, of Caryville, died Friday, December 3 at the LaFollette
Medical Center. He was a rural Mail Carrier, retired from the U. S. Air Force
after serving in World War II, Korean Conflict, and Viet Nam Wars. He was a
member of the Anderson County Historical Society, and a local writer of
history and genealogy, having written several books on New River Genealogy.
Mr. Phillips was preceded in death by; parents, Charlie and Pearl Jones
Phillips; and brother, Virgil Phillips. He is survived by wife, Flossie
Phillips; several aunts and uncles and a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 5 at Martin Wilson Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Edwin Phillips and Rev. Joby Byrge officiating. Interment
followed Monday, December 6 with the Campbell County Honor Guard in charge of
graveside services.

EVELYN G. REAVES, 72, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, December 12 at her home.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 15 at the North Chapel of
Chattanooga Funeral Home with Rev. Clankston Freeman officiating. Interment
followed in Chattanooga Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the American
Lung Association or the Siskin Foundation.

PAUL RIGNEY, 62, of Speedwell, died Friday, December 10 at the LaFollette
Medical Center. He was preceded in death by; father, Charles Rigney.
Survivors include; wife, Charlotte Rigney; mother, Girtie Rigney of Erlanger,
Kentucky. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 12 in Martin Funeral
Home Chapel with Rev. J.C. Monday officiating. Interment followed in Braden
Cemetery.

HUBRTY LEE WILLIAMS, 91, of LaFollette, died Saturday, December 11 at the
LaFollette Medical Center. He was preceded in death by; father, Jimmy
Williams; and mother, Almedia Collins. Survivors include ; wife Flossie
Beatrice Hatmaker Williams. Graveside services were held Tuesday, December
14, followed by interment in Glade Springs Cemetery.

EULA M "Granny" WRAY, 82, of Lake City, died Sunday, December 12 at her home.
She was preceded in death by; husband, Otis B. Wray. Funeral services were
held Wednesday, December 15 at Cox-Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don
Martin officiating. Interment will follow today (Thursday), December 16 at 11
a.m. in Oak Grove Cemetery, Lake City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to the Main Street Baptist Church Family Life Center, Lake City.



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The following item was located in the "Seneca Tribune" newspaper dated,
November 23, 1893:
Dropped Dead

John Ward, of Adams Township, died suddenly, on Tuesday at 2 o'clock
p.m. of heart failure. He was in comparatively good health and, at the time
of death, was assisting his son-in-law, Charley Purnell in the timber while
getting out their winter's wood. Suddenly, he complained of numbness in his
arm and side and, putting on his overcoat, started home. He had gone about
forty rods when he dropped dead. He was sixty-three years, five months and
seven days old. Funeral services will be held from the Ford school house on
Friday.

LAST RITES WEDNESDAY
FOR MRS. CHARLES PARNELL

The funeral service for Mrs. Charles Parnell, held Wednesday
afternoon at two o'clock in the Congregational Church, was conducted by
Reverend S. M. Finch, pastor of the Methodist Church, in the absence of
Reverend H. C. Marlatt. A quartette, Carol Haizze, Judith Tate, Maxine
Carmine and Betty McCallum, sang two hymns accompanied by Mrs. Neil Smalley.
Mrs. Parnell died at her home in Seneca on Monday morning at 12:40 after
seven months illness following a stroke.
Marcella Ward, daughter of Nemaha County Pioneers, Mr. and Mrs.
John Ward, was born on March 26, 1872 in the Ford community and her entire
life of 72 years was spent in that community excepting the past four and a
halrf years which she lived in her home in Seneca. Her mother died when she
was two and a half years old and she was raised by her older sisters. In
order that her sisters could attend school, she accompanied them, beginning
her education at the age of 3 years old at Ford School, district 4. It was
in that community that she met and married Charles Parnell, the service
taking place on January 27, 1892 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Knauer,
neighbors. Mr Knauer was Justice of the Peace and performed the marriage
rites. Four children were born of this union, three of whom survived their
mother. One son died in infancy.
Mr. and Mrs. Parnell have had an interesting life together,
watching the development of the community and sharing joys and hardships.
It was their priviledge to celebrate their golden wedding
anniversary in Seneca in January 4 years ago when members of their family
joined them in observance of the occasion. Mrs. Parnell was a good mother
whose interest was in her home and family. Mr. Parnell, his daughter, Mrs.
Charles Gurney, of Hiawatha, and two sons, Reverend Franklin Parnell of
Florence, Kansas and Richard Parnell of Seneca; fourteen grandchildren and
three great grandchildren survive. There is also one sister, Mrs. Dilley
Gillespie of Corning, Kansas and a brother Charles Ward of Seattle,
Washington. Burial was in the Ford Cemetery.

Charles Robert Parnell actually died in Pawnee City, NE. hospital.

The following Obituary for Charles Robert Parnell was located on page one of
the Seneca Tribune newspaper dated approximately December 1, 1950:
 

Charles Parnell Is Taken
----------------------
Fine Citizen, Long a Farmer
Was 84

Death claimed a good citizen of Nemaha County on Thursday afternoon
at 5:00 when Charles Parnell of Seneca passed away at the Pawnee Hospital,
after an illness of eight days with a cerebral hemorrage. Mr. Parnell was 84
years old on the 16th of November.
History will not record the life of Charles Robert Parnell as one of
great figures causing trouble in our troubled times. Rather, he will be
included in those men whose ways are of peace, and if all men could have a
single trend, the worold would be a wonderful place. In quiet ways, in peace
with his fellow men, at hard work, in kindness and good will, in service to
his community, and with a quiet humour, he lived a full life.
He farmed in the Ford Community for nearly fifty years, from 1891
to 1940. He and his wife moved to a little home in Seneca in 1940, and in
1941, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary here. Mrs. Parnell was
taken on May 5, 1946 and it was a severe blow for him.
They leave these children: Franklin Parnell of Pawnee City,
Nebraska, Mrs. Alice Gurney of Hiawatha, Kansas and Richard Parnell of
Seneca. One son, Charles Parnell, is deceased. There are fourteen
grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Mr. Parnell was the last of
his own family, leaving no brothers or sisters living.
Charles Robert Parnell was born on November 17, 1866 in Sommerset
County, Pennsylvania, and came to Kansas and Nemaha County in 1878, when he
was 12 years old. His death on November 30, 1950 was at the age of 84 years
and 13 days.
He was married in the Ford community on January 27, 1891 to Esther
Marcella Ward, and as noted before, it was their privlidge to celebrate a
golden wedding anniversary.
Mr. Parnell's special interest were in his home and family. He
was also very active in community affairs. He was a member of the Ford
district school board for 20 years. He was a long member of the Christian
Church at Oneida.
The funeral service was held Saturday afternoon at the
Congregational Church, Seneca, conducted by the Reverend M. Lee Sorey, of
Hiawatha. Mrs William Woltcamp, Mrs. Belford Duryea and Mrs. Chester Milne
sang "Near Still Nearer", and "Now the Day is Over". Mrs. Gorden Tate was
organist.
Burial was at the Ford Cemetery. Charles Gurney, Jr., Norman
Gurney, George Gurney, Cleve Gurney and Charles Parnell, grandsons, and
Marion Morrison, son-in-law of Richard Parnell were pall bearers.

The following Obituray was obtained from Datha Charlotte Gurney:

SUSIE MARPLE

Mrs. Susie Gillaspie Marple was born on September 25, 1885,
daughter of Ben and Dilla Gillaspie, near Onieda, Kansas, and passed from
this life on August 31, 1973 at her home in Topeka, Kansas. As a young
girl, she moved with her parents to Oklahoma. She was united in marriage to
Clay Marple on January 17, 1907 at Pawnee, Oklahoma. Mr. Marple preceeded
her in death on December 2, 1971.
Those whosurvive are: a son, Lindsay Marple of Wakarusa, Kansas
and a daughter, Mrs. Irene Kempin of the home; two sister-in-laws, Mrs. Inez
Guinn and Mrs. Flossie Hicks of Hallett, OKlahoma.; three grandchildren and
five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Parker Funeral Home in Topeka,
Kansas, on Tuesday, September 4, 1973, at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Billy Hunt
officiating.
Burial was at Corning, Kansas. Pallbearers were: Floyd Kelly,
David Marple, Benny Marple, George Ward, Evern Holsapple and Floyd Savago.

The following obituary was obtained from Datha Charlotte Gurney.

IRENE ELLA KEMPIN

Irene Ella Kempin, 83, of Topeka, Kansas, died on Thursday,
July 11, 1996 at a Topeka nursing home.
Mrs. Kempin was a cook at Stormont-Vail Reagional Health
Center for many years and had been a housekeeper for Dr. Myers. She and her
husband had also owned and operated a drug store in Goff, Kansas.
She was born on September 29, 1912, at Hallett, Oklahoma, the
daughter of Clay and Susie Gillaspie Marple. She moved to Topeka in 1966.
She was married to Ed Allen and he preceeded her in death.
She later married Henry William Kempin on June 2, 1950, at Corning, Kansas.
He also preceeded her in death.
Survivors include two nephews; David Marple of Auburn, Kansas
and Ben Marple of wakarusa, Kansas; and a niece, Mary Sue Kelly of Overland
Park, Kansas.
Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday at the
Corning Cemetery in Nemaha County. Mrs. Kempin will lie in state after 11:00
a.m. on Sunday at Parker-Price Mortuary where relatives and friends will meet
from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Memorial contributions may be made to the American
Diabetes Association, 3210 S. Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas, 66603.

The following obituary was located on page 3 of the Seneca Courier
Tribune of September, 22, 1983:

DATHA ALICE GURNEY

Datha Alice Gurney, 85, of Seneca, died on Monday, September 19,
1983 at Country View Estates of Seneca. She had been a resident there since
July of 1977.
She was born on December 11, 1897 in the Ford Community south-east
of Seneca. Her parents were Charles and Marcella Ward. She attended the
Ford School.
On August 22, 1922, she married Charles M. Gurney at Hiawatha.
They lived on a farm south-east of Seneca before moving to another farm
south-west of Goff for eight years. In 1943, they moved to Hiawatha.
Her Husband, Charles, died November 28, 1958. Mrs. Gurney lived
with her daughter Datha, at Centrailia. In 1969, she moved into a Terrace
Heights apartment in Seneca as one of the first residents. She enjoyed
ceramics, embroidery and being with people.
She was a member of the United Church of Christ and a former
member of the First Christian Church of the Ford Community and in Hiawatha.
Survivors include four sons: Charles M. Gurney, Jr., of
Hermiston, Oregon, Cleve Gurney of Nampa, Idaho, Norman Gurney of La Salle,
Colorado and George Gurney of Wentzville, Missouri; three daughters: Mrs.
Ruth Sferlazza of Blue Springs, Missouri, Mrs. Datha Holsapple of Seneca, and
Mrs. Lyla Weier of Steele City, Nebraska; two brothers: Franklin Parnell of
Harrison, Arkansas and Richard Parnell of Seneca; 22 grandchildren and
31great grandsons and one great-granddaughter. She was preceeded in death by
her husband and one grandson.
Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday at the Lauer
Funeral home by Rev. Paul Seyffer. The organist, Dorothy M. Randel, played
favorite hymms.
Graveside services were held at Mt. Hope Cemetery at Hiawatha.
Pallbearers were grandsons; Larry Holsapple, Jackson Kirkendoll, Mickie
McIntyre, James Gurney, Charles Gurney and Ron Holsapple.
Memorial contributions may be given for the United Church of
Christ and send in care of the family.



Obituary of Lawrence Henry Rothers,

Lawrence H. Rothers

HAVENSVILLE -- Lawrence H. "Larry" Rothers, 89, Havensville, died Thursday,
August 21, 1997 at an Onaga nursing home.
Mr. Rothers owned and operated Larry's Service Station in Havensville
from 1941 until 1973. He was formerly a city council member, mayor and fire
chief of Havensville.
He was born August 19, 1908 at Coal Creek Community, north of Onaga,
the son of Bernard H. and Theresa Nolte Rothers.
Mr. Rothers coached Little League baseball in Havensville and was a
member of the Havensville Lions Club.
He married Dorothy May Heath on September 25, 1935 at Wheaton. She died
on May 27, 1982.
Survivors include one son, LeWayne Rothers, Olathe; one daughter, Treva
Martin, Silver Lake; one sister, Mary Ward, Topeka; ten grandchildren and
fourteen great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday at the
Tessendorf-Chapel Funeral Home, Onaga. A parish rosary will be recited at
7:30 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. A visitation will follow.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence H. Rothers Memorial
Fund to be designated later and sent in care of the funeral home.
--------------------------------

AND (my brother)

The obituary of George Gene "Geno" Ward from the "Topeka Capital Journal"
newspaper of March 12,1979, was as follows:

G. Gene Ward

G. Gene Ward, 43, 1400 SW 3rd., died Friday at a Topeka hospital after a
short illness. He was born May 4, 1935, at Goff, Kansas.
Mr. Ward graduated from Joplin, Mo. High School in 1953 and had lived in
Topeka since that time. He was graduated from Washburn University with a
degree in business.
He was vice president of Volume Shoe, Co., a member of Volume Footware
Retailers of America, a past board member of the Traffic Club of Topeka,
affiliated with Midwest Carriers and Shipppers Asssociation, past chairman of
National Footware and an import consultant for Rothlisberger Association.
He was married to Janice Marie Kelly in Topeka in 1963. She survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Ronald and Steven, both of the home; a
sister Mrs. Janet Joy Asbury, Bellevue, Wash.; a brother, Ward Lee Ward, 1525
Wasburn and his parents, Mr, and Mrs. George T, Ward,. 1104 SW 32nd. Street.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. The family will receive friends from
7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. A memorial has been set up for a
college scholarship fund for the Ward children. Contributions may be left at
the funeral home.



This is from the Sarasota, Florida, Herald Tribune Monday Dec. 6, 1999. It
is listed under deaths elsewhere.

MARGARET DECKER EVERITT
Descendant of Sam Houston

Margaret Decker Everitt, 102, who was the oldest living descendant of Gen.
Samuel Houston - the first president of the Republic of Texas - died Tuesday
in Houston.
Everitt survived all three of her husbands and her two sons, and drove a car
until she was 99.
Her father, Davis E. Decker, was a state senator and judge. Her grandmother,
Nancy Elizabeth Morrow, was the oldest daughter among the general's eight
children.
Houston, commander of the Texas army in its war against Mexico, led his
troops to victory over the Mexican general Santa Anna in the historic battle
of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836. He was president of Teas twice during its
nine years as a sovereign state, then served 14 years in the U.S. Senate
after Texas became a state in 1854.
Everitt worked closely with the Sam Houston Memorial Museum.
She was born Feb. 7, 1897, in Georgetown, and first married World War II Lt.
Gen. Henry S. Aurand. Later, she wed New York banker Archibald Lawson Jr. ,
and finally Army Co. Edward A. Everitt.

I think the World War II Lt. Gen. should be a World War I. The obit does not
say which paper this was from.



From the "Indianapolis Star" March 28, 1947, page 20 column 6

MILLER --- Mrs. Jessie A., age 64, of Fishers Ind., aunt of Chandler Heim, Shirley, Ind., passed away at the Hamilton County Hospital in Noblesville Thursday p.m. Services at Coaltrin Mortuary 
Sunday at 2:30. Burial Reedsburg Cemetery near Wooster, O. Please omit flowers. Friends may call at the mortuary any time.


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