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Boling, Clifford  
Boling, Russell Raymond
Bolls, Nathion J.
Bonjour, Anna Mrs.
Bonjour, Anna R.
Bonjour, Armand  
Bonjour, Brian Matthew
Bonjour, Constant B.
Bonjour, Dale J.
Bonjour, Donald E.
Bonjour, Ellen  
Bonjour, Everett L.
Bonjour, George  
Bonjour, Goodlet C.
Bonjour, Helen M.
Bonjour, Jasper C.
Bonjour, Lester M.
Bonjour, Mark J.
Bonjour, Mary Josephine
Bonjour, Melvin H.
Bonjour, Mina  
Bonjour, Nancy Davis
Bonjour, Robert P.
Bonjour, Roland August
Bonjour, Sam E.
Bonjour, Sarah Sophia
Bonjour, Steven Lloyd
Bonjour, Walter  
Booth, Dora C.
Bosse, Aldene Ann
Bosse, Amelia L.
Bosse, Anna A.
Bosse, Anna Katherine
Bosse, Edward F.
Bosse, Ernest F.
Bosse, Ivan Ernest
Bosse, Richard R.
Bosse, Verlon  
Bosse, Walter C.
Bosse, Wilhelmine Henriette
Boswell, Carl R.
Boswell, Raymond  
Boswell, Vern  
Bottom, Edna Mae
Bottom, Glenn W.
Bottom, Mary M.
Bottom, Minnie Harries
Bottom, Oscar E.
Bottom, Roberta Etta
Bottom, Susie Edith
Botzenhart, Chester A.
Bower, Alta Rose

 

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BOLING, CLIFFORD (NO DATE)

Services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, at Tessendorf Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Onaga for Clifford Boling, 85, St. Clere. Mr. Boling died Friday, July 22, 1994, at his home.

Mr. Boling was a farmer and raised cattle and hogs in the St. Clere area.

He was born September 4, 1908, near Havensville, the son of Charles Lemoine and Clara Senner Boling.

Mr. Boling was a charter member of and helped build the Mount Olive Methodist Church east of St. Clere. He later transferred membership to the Emmett Methodist Church. He also was a member of Moose Lodge No. 555 in Topeka.

He was married to Maxine Bahret on March 8, 1943, in Holton. She survives.

Other Survivors include three sisters, Loneita Biesterfield, Topeka, Rose Marie Clements, Onaga, and Rosalie Stegman, Manhattan; and a brother Dennie Boling, Gladstone, MO.

Mr. Boling was preceded in death by a son, Lemoine Roland Boling, in 1970.

Burial was at the St. Clere Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Onaga Community Hospice and sent in care of the funeral home.

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BOLING, RUSSELL RAYMOND (1987)

Russell Raymond Boling, 80, St. Marys, died late Tuesday, April 28, 1987 at a Topeka hospital.

He was the first patient to undergo coronary artery bypass graft surgery and mitral valve replacement in a Topeka hospital. He underwent that surgery December 3, 1975, at Stormont-Vail Hospital.

Mr. Boling worked on a Union Pacific Railroad bridge building crew and also did farm work and was a truck driver.

He was born May 21, 1906 at Kellerville, IL, the son a Daniel A. and Effie Ann Hutchinson Boling.

Mr. Boling was a member of the United Methodist Church and Artha Chapter No. 238 Order of Eastern Star, both at St. Marys, and Onaga Lodge No. 188 AF&AM.

He was married to Lorna C. Lieb September 14, 1940, at Wichita. They lived in Wichita from 1942 to 1944, at Onaga from 1944 to1947, and in St. Marys since that time.

Survivors include his wife, Lorna; a daughter, Mrs. Beverly Henricks, Hilo, Hawaii; two sons, Barry Boling, near Tokyo in Japan, and Robert Boling, Richmond, CA; a sister, Mrs. Anita Smith, Rantoul, IL, a brother, Cecil Boling, Warrensburg, MO; and two grandchildren.

Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Verschelden Funeral Home in St. Marys. Burial was in Valley View Cemetery at St. Marys.

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BOLLS, NATHION J. (NO DATE)

Onaga – Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist church, Onaga, for Nathion J. Bolls, 65, long-time Onaga resident who died Tuesday at a Kansas City, MO hospital.

He was born march 3, 1904, at Overton, MO, and had lived at Onaga since 1942.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Onaga. He had been employed by Union Pacific Railroad before he retired.

Survivors include is widow, Mrs. Ruby Bolls, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Anna Jean Stephenson of Holton; two sons, Dr. Nathan Bolls of Springfield, Ohio and Earl Bolls of Beatrice, NE; his stepmother, Mrs. Charles E. Bolls Sr. of Wichita; a sister, Mrs. Bethel Mathis of Carrolton, MO; three half-sisters, Mrs. Don Miller, Mrs. S. S. Smith and Mrs. L. T. Cullins, all of Wichita; a half brother, Charles E. Bolls Jr. of Wichita; and six grandchildren.

Burial will be in Onaga Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, Onaga. Tessendorf Mortuary, Onaga, is in charge of arrangements.

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BONJOUR, ANNA MRS. (d. 10/19/1976)

Onaga – Funeral mass will be said at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Onaga here for Mrs. Anna Bonjour, 81, Onaga, who died Tuesday at an Onaga nursing home where she had just entered. She had been ill two years.

She was born July 7, 1895, south of Centralia. She grew up in the Coal Creek community and lived in the Neuchatel area before moving to Onaga.

She was a member of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church at Onaga.

She married Walter Bonjour on April 20, 1914. He died September 20, 1974. A son, Galen Bonjour, died in 1923.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Miller, Wichita; a brother Ralph Myers, Tucson, AZ; a sister, Mrs. Rose Mackey, Mesa, AZ; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Burial will be in Neuchatel Cemetery, north of Onaga. Scripture services will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Tessendorf Mortuary, Onaga. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or Neuchatel Cemetery Fund and sent in care of the funeral home.

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BONJOUR, ANNA R. (NO DATE)

Anna R. Bonjour, 92, Topeka, died Friday, August 8, 1997, at a Topeka nursing home.

She was born December 25, 1904, in St. Clere, the daughter of Ira W. and Caroline A. Albin Fairbanks. She lived in Pottawatomie and Nemaha Counties until she moved eka in 1991. Mrs. Bonjour had been a community leader of the 4-H Club and the Nemaha County Home Demonstration Program. She also was active in the church.

She married Goodlet Bonjour on July 20, 1922, in Topeka. He died in 1976.

Survivors include four daughters, Julia Ann DeVere, Sunnyvale, CA, Rose Marie Bell, Bonner Springs and Laura Terry and Carolyn Davison, both of Topeka; a son, Richard Bonjour, Topeka; two brothers, Raymond Fairbanks, Holton, and Donald Fairbanks, in California; two sisters, Voilet Biggs, Holton, and Vi Tuttle, Wichita; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Services were at 2 p.m. Monday, August 11, at Gage Park Baptist Church. Burial at Neuchatel Cemetery in Onaga was private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heart of America Hospice of Topeka, 3715 S. W. 29 th Topeka, 66614.

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BONJOUR, ARMAND (NO DATE)

The community was shocked early Sunday morning by the sudden passing of Armand Bonjour, who suffered a fatal heart attack at his home at about 3:00 o’clock that morning. On the afternoon before his death he was busy riding a binder, and on Saturday evening he spent an enjoyable evening in town visiting with friends and relatives until 11:30 o’clock, when he took suddenly ill. He was taken to his home and passed away shortly after.

Armand Bonjour, son of Alfred and Lina Bonjour, was born on October 19, 1890 at the farm now occupied by his brother, George. He spent the first 27 years of his life on the farm where he was born, and the remainder of his life was spent on his farm two miles south of Onaga, where he passed away on July 13, 1947.

He was married on September 3, 1918 to Alice Vautravers. Two children came to bless their home, Sylvia Ellen Hartwick, and Everett Leroy Bonjour, both of Onaga.

He was an active member of the Onaga Congregational Church, having transferred from Neuchatel church after coming to this neighborhood to make his home.

He constructed the Onaga Locker a few years ago, and in doing so he was thinking more of the city’s development than of his personal gain. During the past few months he spent much time and effort toward the improvement of township roads. He turned his farming over to his son Everett, who returned from serving in the army a year and a half ago. He was always ready to lend a hand when extra work was needed, either at home, at the locker plant, or in the community. In his home he was kind and thoughtful and was always willing to help others. His memory will long linger in the hearts of those who knew him best.

He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, the son and daughter; one grandchild, Lynn Eugene Hartwick; one brother, George Bonjour, of Onaga; and a host of loyal relatives, friends and neighbors.

Funeral services were conducted at the Congregational Church in Onaga on Tuesday afternoon, by Rev. E. R. Talbott. The business houses of the city were closed during the funeral hour in respect to his memory. Burial was in the Onaga Cemetery.

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BONJOUR, BRIAN MATTHEW (NO DATE)

Services were at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 19, at Cowan-Edward-Yorgensen Funeral Home at Manhattan for Brian Matthew Bonjour, 11 months, Manhattan. He died Friday, January 15, 1988, at a Kansas City, KS, hospital following surgery for a heart defect.

He was born February 13, 1987, at Manhattan, the son of Mark J. and Judy K. Anderson Bonjour.

Survivors besides his parents include a sister, Allis9on Bonjour, at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Anderson, Topeka, and Merle and Bertha Bonjour, Onaga; and great-grandparents, Mrs. Elfie Rose, Topeka, and Mrs. Ada Anderson, Olsburg.

Burial was Tuesday in Onaga Cemetery, Onaga.

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BONJOUR, GEORGE (1966)

George Bonjour, 81, Onaga, died at Community Hospital Tuesday, July 5. He was born at Neuchatel, March 12, 1885 and had lived all of his life in the Neuchatel community.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Millie Bonjour of the home in Onaga; one daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Scott of Horton and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 8, at 2:00 p.m. at the Congregational Church in Onaga. Interment will be in the Neuchatel Cemetery. Tessendorf Funeral Home of Onaga is in charge of arrangements.

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BONJOUR, CONSTANT B. ( 14 March 1954 )

Constant B. Bonjour, 92, of Topeka, died Sunday night in a Topeka hospital. He was born February 16, 1862 at Neuchatel, Kansas, and spent most of his life near and in Onaga. He moved eka 15 years ago to live with his daughter.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Lenore S. Pierson, of the home; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Anna Davin, of Onaga and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at 2:30 o’clock in the afternoon, Tuesday, at the Onaga Cemetery.

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BONJOUR, DALE J. (NO DATE)

Dale J. Bonjour, 69, Olathe, died Friday, April 7, 1995, at a Shawnee Mission Hospital.

He was born August 31, 1925 in the Neuchatel community, the son of Simon and Ellen Savago Bonjour. He served in the Navy during World War II. He was a driver for Pacific Inter-mountain Express (P.I.E.) in Kansas City, MO, before he retired in 1987. ; He lived in Olathe since 1959.

He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church and Post No. 2993 of Veterans of Foreign Wars, both in Olathe, the National Rifle Association and Teamsters Local No. 41.

He was married to Aileen Rossmiller. She died January 1, 1995.

Survivors include three sons, Richard Bonjour, Lake Mary, FL; David Bonjour, Ottawa; and Thomas Bonjour, Valley Center; a daughter, Connie Taylor, Olathe; a brother, Bud Bonjour, Onaga; four sisters, Marge Grak and Betty Labbe, both in Onaga, Rozella Davis, Holton, and Mary Lou Peterson, McPherson; and six grandchildren.

Services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Olathe. Burial was in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens in Olathe.

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BONJOUR, DONALD E. (1983)

Donald E. Bonjour, 74, of Lenexa, died late last Wednesday, May 11, at an Overland Park medical center.

The son of Ephriam and Leonie Cecile Bonjour, He was born May 6, 1909, at Onaga. He had lived in Lenexa since 1941.

Mr. Bonjour was a civil engineer and for the past 17 years was president of Bonjour Civil Engineers, Land development Consultants, P.A. He previously was a civil engineer for the U. S. Army Corps of engineers in Kansas City for 35 years.

He was a member of the Lenexa United Methodist Church. He served on the Lenexa elementary School board of education and the school was named in his honor. Mr. Bonjour was also a Lenexa councilman, a founder of the Johnson County Association for Mental Health and a member of the board of directors. He was also a member of the Johnson county Planning council, Kansas State Board of Education and the Kansas State Board of Vocational Education.

He was a member of Rotary International, Lenexa Lodge No. 135 AF&AM, America Library Association and American Library Trustee Association. He was a life member of Kansas Friends of the Library, Inc., American Association of Civil engineers and American Congress of Surveying and Mapping.

His wife, Mrs. Helen Marie West Bonjour, survives.

Other Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Andrea Crenshaw, Freehold, N. J.; a son, Ronald W. Bonjour, Overland Park; a half-sister, Mrs. Flossie M. Peterson, Olathe; and five grandchildren.

Services were at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the Neuchatel Community Church with burial in the church Cemetery. Masonic services were conducted Friday evening by Lenexa Lodge 135 AF&AM at the Amos Family Funeral Home in Shawnee.

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BONJOUR, ELLEN ( 7/7/1969)

Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen Bonjour were at 10:00 o’clock Monday morning at Tessendorf Mortuary Chapel. Interment was in the Neuchatel Cemetery.Mrs. Bonjour died Friday at Onaga Community Hospital following an illness of several months. She was born September 26, 1903 near Centralia and spent most of her life in the Centralia and Onaga communities. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul’s Catholic Church at Onaga.

Survivors include her husband Simon Bonjour, of the home; four daughters, Mrs. Marge Graf and Mrs. Berty Lowry, both of Onaga, Mrs. Rozella Davis of Holton and Mrs. Mary Lou Peterson of McPherson; two sons, Bud Bonjour of Onaga and Dale Bonjour of Olathe; four sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Zenner and Mrs. Marie Graf, both of Onaga, Mrs. Agnes Schramm of Marysville and Mrs. Elizabeth Brewer of Waterloo, NE; a brother Francis Savago of Waterloo, NE; 21 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Rosary was recited at 8 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary.

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BONJOUR, GOODLET C. (1976)

Funeral services for Mr. Goodlet C. Bonjour, 77, of Onaga were at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the Neuchatel Church north of Onaga. Mr. Bonjour died April 14 at his home, after a long illness. He had been bedfast for the last two months.

The son of J. A. Amos and Julia Theys Bonjour, he was born June 7, 1898, in the Neuchatel community in Nemaha County. He was a farmer and stockman in the Neuchatel community before retiring in 1966 when he movedto Onaga.

He was married July 20, 1922 to Anna Fairbanks in Onaga.

Survivors include his widow of the home; four daughters, Mrs. Julia Ann DeVere, Sunnyvale, CA, Mrs. Rose Marie Paulsen, Bonner Springs, Mrs. Laura Gail Terry, Onaga, and Mrs. Carolyn Arlene Davison, Topeka; a son, Richard Lee Bonjour, Topeka; three sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Keeney, Manhattan, Mrs. Aletha Paulsen, Natawaka, and Mrs. Vira Mitchell, Muscotah; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Burial was in the Neuchatel Cemetery.

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BONJOUR, EVERETT L. (NO DATE)

Everett L. Bonjour, 49, was pronounced dead on arrival at Community Hospital early Monday morning, after being stricken while at work at the Onaga Meat Processing Plant. Death was due to a heart attack.

He was born February 7, 1923 at Onaga, and spent his life in this community, with the exception of his service time in the Army during World War II. He was a member of the Congregational Church, the Onaga American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Mr. Bonjour operated the Onaga Lockers from 1951 until June of 1970 when the business was sold to Larry Rollenhagen. He and his wife also owned and operated the former Gurtler Hardware store, until it was sold, along with the building, to the First National Bank.

Survivors include his wife, Bertha, of the home here; two sons, Roger and Mark, both of Topeka; and a sister, Mrs. Sylvia Hartwich of Onaga.

Memorial services were held today, Thursday, at 10 a.m. at the Congregational Church. Burial was in the Onaga Cemetery.

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BONJOUR, JASPER C. (25 OCT 1975)

Funeral services for Mr. Jasper C. Bonjour, 88, of Topeka, were at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tessendorf Mortuary here, with interment at Onaga Cemetery. Mr. Bonjour died October 22 in a Topeka convalescent center.

He was born November 30, 1886, at Onaga and spent his early life in the Onaga community. He lived in Centralia from 1940 until 1958 when he moved eka. He was a retired farmer.

He was married to Sarah Cass on March 12, 1908. She preceded him in death November 29, 1974. A son, Lester Bonjour, also preceded him in death on January 11, 1975.

Survivors include a son, Melvin Bonjour of Topeka; a daughter, Mrs. Sophia Armstrong of Topeka, a sister, Mrs. Ruth Burton of Long Beach, CA; four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

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BONJOUR, LESTER M. ( 11 JAN 1975)

Lester M. Bonjour, 64, of Topeka died Saturday in a Topeka hospital where he had been admitted the same day. He apparently had a heart attack.

He was born September 23, 1910, at Onaga, and lived in Topeka since 1951. He owned and operated the Bonjour Security Service.

His wife, the former Helen Banta, survives, as does a son, Marvin Bonjour, his father, Jasper Bonjour, a brother, Melvin Bonjour, a sister, Mrs. Sophia Armstrong, all of Topeka; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Penwell-Gable Funeral Home in Topeka with entombment in Mount Hope Mausoleum, Topeka.

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BONJOUR, SARAH SOPHIA (MRS. J. C. BONJOUR) ( 29 Nov 1974 )

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at Tessendorf Mortuary for Mrs. Sarah Sophia Bonjour, 83, of Topeka. Burial was in Onaga Cemetery.

Mrs. Bonjour died Friday at a Topeka convalescent center after a long illness. She was born January 1, 1891 at Onaga and lived in the community south of Centralia for many years. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Duluth. For the past 16 years she and her husband had made their home in Topeka.

She was married to Jasper Bonjour March 12, 1908 at Onaga.

Survivors include he husband, two sons, Melvin H. Bonjour and Lester Bonjour, both of Topeka; a daughter, Mrs. Sophia S. Armstrong, Topeka; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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BONJOUR, MARY JOSEPHINE MOUTIN (MRS. C. B. BONJOUR) (NO DATE)

Mrs. C. B. Bonjour passed away at her home in Onaga last Friday afternoon after a brief illness.

Mary Josephine Mouton was born near Neuchatel, Kansas on April 4, 1865, and passed away April 14, 1939 at Onaga, Kansas, at the age of 74 years and 10 days.

On March 30, 1884 she was united in marriage to C. B. Bonjour. To this union was born one child, Mrs. Louis Pierson, of Topeka, KS.

Mrs. Bonjour was a member of the Congregational Church of Onaga. She leaves to mourn her departure, besides her husband and daughter, two sisters, Mrs. Julius Davin, of Onaga, and Mrs. Andrew Laudner, of Topeka, KS, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at the home on Sunday afternoon, by Dr. Thomas C. Hinkle. Burial was in the Onaga Cemetery.

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BONJOUR, ROLAND AUGUST (NO DATE)

Roland August Bonjour was born January 13, 1863, and passed away at his home last Thursday morning, April 19, 1934, at the age of 71 years, 2 months, and 19 days. Death resulted from heart trouble which had confined him to his home a great deal of the time for the passed two years.

He was one of six children born to J. and Sophia Bonjour, immigrants from Switzerland. He was the youngest of the three children who grew to maturity. Born on the farm which his father homesteaded, he continued his residence on the home place, until he moved to Onaga seven years ago. His son Walter now occupies the farm which was Roland’s home for 64 years. Roland was considered one of the leading farmers and stockmen of this community.

On June 3, 1884, he was united in marriage to Nan Burdette who had come here from West Virginia, with an uncle two years previously. Had he lived another month and a half, Mr. and Mrs. Bonjour would have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. To this union were born two children, Effie Mae and William Walter.

Having lived his entire life in this community, Roland contributed largely to its development, and held a number of minor offices. He was conservative in his views and his public work was prompted by his sincere desire to promote the general welfare.

Roland wholeheartedly enjoyed living Mr. and Mrs. Bonjour kept open house for their numerous friends with whom they always enjoyed sharing their home and pleasures. He was a great lover of children and always had a pleasant word for them. In addition to his immediate family there are many people who will recall instances of his kindness and generosity. Though he realized death was not far distant, he remained patient and cheerful during his illness.

Besides his widow he leaves to mourn two children, Effie Mae Talley, and William Walter Bonjour, both of the home address, four grandchildren, Walter, Alberta, Helen Marie Talley, and Gertrude Bonjour, one grandson, Galen Bonjour having preceded him in death; two brothers, Charles F. Bonjour of Goldendale, Washington, and J. A. Bonjour of the home address, many other relatives and a host of friends, all of whom will revere his memory.

Funeral services were held at the Congregational Church at Onaga, Saturday, p.m. in charge of Rev. J. H. Cone. Interment was in Onaga Cemetery.

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BONJOUR, MINA (NO DATE)

Miss Mina Bonjour, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emile Bonjour, was taken suddenly ill last Tuesday noon and died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 1901, aged 17 years, 2 months, and 19 days. Mina was a conscientious Christian; kind and affable, possessed of a refinement in conduct and manners, a high ideality, which made her very winsome and much loved by those who knew her. It is sad to us that in the morning of her life she must say farewell to loved ones at home and friends here forever; but there is sweet consolation in the assurance that their loss was her gain. She was a patient sufferer here, but her sufferings are now quieted. For pain is dead in that fair land for which she has taken ship. The funeral was conducted by Rev. L. W. Warner in the Neuchatel church and was attended by a large number of relatives and friends. Afterward, the weary body was by loving hands, laid to rest in the cemetery near the church.

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BONJOUR, STEVEN LLOYD (NO DATE)  

Steven Lloyd Bonjour, was born in Topeka, on January 31, 1945, and passed away on December 26, 1963. He was returning to Electrical School in Kansas City, Mo., and lost his life when his car skidded off the road near Valley falls, Kans.

Steve was baptized as an infant in the Church of the Assumption in Topeka. He came to Onaga when he was six years old and attended Onaga Grade School and Onaga High School. He graduated last year with the class of 1963. For the past three years he worked part –time for Mr. Les Millick. During his years in high school he held many positions of honor and trust. He was president of his class during his junior year. He participated in sports, class plays, “O” Club, and worked on the Yearbook staff. He was District President of the Student Library Association and was president of the Kay Club his senior year.

Steve was a wonderful son and friend. He was thoughtful and generous and frequently bought presents for those he loved. He enjoyed the friendship with many persons and especially his steady girl friend, Miss Mona Sue Smith of Havensville, of whom he was very fond.

He leaves to mourn his passing his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Bonjour, his two brothers, Roger and Mark; his grandfathers, Mr. P. E. Nicewander, Ottawa, Ks., and Mr. Davie Clark, Onaga; uncles and aunts, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Vautravers, Mr. and Mrs. George Bonjour and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hartwich, all of Onaga, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Nicewander and Mr. and Mrs. James Hall, Topeka, and Mary Nicewander, San Francisco, Calif., many cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

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BONJOUR, HELEN M. (NO DATE)

Helen Marie Bonjour, 80, Lenexa, died April 2, 1991, at Saint Joseph Health Center.

She was born in Peabody, KS, and had lived in the Lenexa area since 1931.

Mrs. Bonjour was a member of the Lenexa United Methodist Church. She was a member and past Worthy Matron of the Adda Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, was a former District Aide in the Order and was a member of the Past district Aide’s Club. She was a member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem and a former adviser of the Order of Rainbow Girls in Lenexa.

She was married to Donald E. Bonjour, formerly of Onaga. He died May 11, 1983.

Survivors include a son, Ronald W. Bonjour, Lenexa; a daughter, Andrea Crenshaw, Paoli, PA; and five grandchildren.

Memorial services were at 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the Amos Family Chapel, Shawnee. Burial was Saturday, April 6, in Neuchatel Cemetery, Nemaha County, north of Onaga.

 

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BONJOUR, SAM E. (NO DATE)

Services Were Tuesday For Sam E. Bonjour, 75.

Memorial services were at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning at Tessendorf Chapel for Simon E. “Sam” Bonjour 75, of Onaga. Mr. Bonjour died Saturday evening at Community Hospital where he had been a patient about a week. He had been in ill health for several years.

He was born April 17, 1895, at Clyde in Cloud County and lived in the Neuchatel community north of Onaga for many years. He was a retired farmer.

Survivors include two sons, Bud Bonjour, Onaga, and Dale Bonjour, Olathe; four daughters Mrs. Marjorie Graf and Mrs. Betty Lowry, both of Onaga, Mrs. Rozella Davis, Holton, and Mrs. Mary Lou Peterson, McPherson; 21 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Ellen Bonjour, in July 1969.

Burial was in the Neuchatel cemetery.

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BONJOUR, MARK J. (NO DATE)

Manhattan – Mark J. Bonjour, 41, Manhattan, died Wednesday, April 5, 1995, at a Topeka hospital after he suffered a brain aneurism.

Mr. Bonjour was assistant athletic director/facilities at Kansas State University. He earlier was director of Ahearn Fieldhouse Sports and Recreational Facilities at the university. He earlier had worked as a parole officer in the corrections department in Junction City and in Manhattan.

He was born April 8, 1953, in Onaga, the son of Everett L. and Bertha Nicewander Bonjour. He was graduated from Onaga High School in 1971. He earned a bachelor’s degree in corrections and criminal justice at Washburn University.

Mr. Bonjour was a member of Phi Kappa Phi. He was a member of the Association of Physical Plant Administrators and the National Association of College Athletic Directors. He also was a member of Blue valley Memorial United Methodist Church, Manhattan.

He was married to Judy K. Anderson on July 22, 1978, in Topeka. She survives.

Other Survivors include two daughters, Allison M. Bonjour and Ashley E. Bonjour, both at home; his parents, Bert and Merle Bonjour, Onaga; and a brother, Roger Bonjour, Topeka.

Mr. Bonjour was preceded in death by a son, Brian Matthew Bonjour, in 1988.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Manhattan. Burial will be in Sunrise Cemetery. Relatives and friends will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Edwards-Yorgensen-Meloan Funeral Home. Contributions may be made to the mark J. Bonjour Memorial Fund and sent in care of the funeral home.

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BONJOUR, MELVIN H. (NO DATE)

Melvin H. Bonjour, 86, died Saturday, October 28, 1995, at a Topeka care home.

He was born December 23, 1908, in Onaga, the son of Jasper C. and Sarah Cass Bonjour, and lived in the Centralia, Fairview and Seneca communities before he retired. He was a reserve officer for the Topeka Police Department and a security officer at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center for several years.

He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church and a 49-year member and past master of Seneca Lodge No. 39, AF&AM. He was a past district deputy grand master, AF&AM., and a member of Scottish Rite bodies and Arab Shrine, both in Topeka.

Mr. Bonjour was a member of Beulah Chapter No. 34 Order of Eastern Star, Grand Cross of Colors and Order of the Rainbow Girls. He was a former member of the Knapsacker Camping Club and National Campers and Hikers Club.

He was married to Bernece Walters February 24, 1934. She survives.

Other Survivors include a son, Roland Bonjour, Topeka; a daughter, Donna Kramer, Centralia; a sister, Sophia Armstrong, Topeka; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 31, at Mount Hope Chapel, followed by Masonic graveside services. Burial was in Mount Hope Mausoleum.

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BONJOUR, ROBERT P. (1984)

Robert P. Bonjour, 84, St. Marys, died Friday, August 3, at a Topeka hospital.

Mr. Bonjour lived and farmed in the Onaga community for 35 years and later worked at Capital Iron Works in Topeka for many years.

He was born June 11, 1900, at Neuchatel, the son of Ami L. and Adeline Carrel Bonjour. He lived in Topeka from 1936 until 1964 when he moved to St. Marys.

He was married to Hanna H. Childson March 11, 1926, at Topeka. She died December 28, 1982.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Bernadine Hines, Phoenix, AZ; a son, Alvin L. Bonjour, Tecumseh; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Verschelden Funeral Home in Topeka. Burial will be in valley view Cemetery, St. Marys. Mr. Bonjour will lie in state from 9 a.m. Monday until service time at the funeral home, where the family will meet with friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Monday. Memorial contributions may be ------(there is more to this obit, but unavailable at this time. It can be found in the Onaga Library, Onaga, KS.)

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BONJOUR, WALTER (NO DATE)

Funeral services for Walter Bonjour, 83, were at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Onaga Congregational Church. Mr. Bonjour died Friday ( Sept. 20, 1974) at his home. He had been ill several years.

He was born June 9, 1891, in the Neuchatel community north of Onaga where he spent most of his life before moving to Onaga in 1969. He was a member of the Congregational Church of Onaga, KS. He was a farmer before he retired.

He was married to Anna Myers of the Coal Creek Community on April 20, 1914, (at the St. Joseph parish house, Lillis, KS). She survives. A son Galen died in 1923.

Other Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Miller of Wichita; two grandchildren, David Miller of Onaga, and Melodee VanderVeen of Wichita, and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a nephew, Dr. W. Q. Talley, of Olathe, and two nieces, Mrs. Helen St. Stephens of Boliver, MO, and Mrs. Alberta Chavez of Gilroy, CA.

Interment was in Neuchatel Cemetery.

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BONJOUR, NANCY DAVIS (NO DATE)

Nancy Davis Burdett, daughter of William and Sarah Burdett, was born April 3, 1866 in Putnam County, West Virginia, and passed away at Onaga, Kansas July 21, 1961, at the age of 95 years, 3 months and 18 days. At the age of sixteen she came to Kansas with an uncle and family where she met and married Roland A. Bonjour on June 3, 1884.

To this union were born two children Effie M. Talley and Walter Bonjour. She and her husband resided on a farm in the Neuchatel neighborhood until September 1926 when they moved to Onaga.

Nan , as she was known to all her friends, confessed her faith in the Lord and joined the Presbyterian Church at Neuchatel and later moved her membership to the Congregational Church in Onaga.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roland, in April 1934, her daughter, Effie, in November 1958, and a grandson, Galen Bonjour, in September 1923.

She is Survived by her son, Walter, and his wife, Anna; a half-sister, Mary Rhuelman of Sommerset, Ohio; four grandchildren, Gertrude Miller of Wichita, Walter Talley of Olathe, Alberta Chavez of Gilroy, CA, and Helen Stephens of Bolivar, MO, nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

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BOOTH, DORA C. (NO DATE)

Services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Havensville Christian Church for Mrs. Dora C. Booth, 91, Havensville, who died Friday, April 6, 1990 at Onaga Community Hospital.

Mrs. Booth taught in Sharon Springs area schools several years. She served for approximately 20 years as a clerk in the Havensville Post Office.

She was born March 12, 1899, in Ord, NE, the daughter of Paul and Marie Harfts Leger. She grew up in Sharon Springs where she attended school.

Mrs. Booth was a member of the Christian Church in Havensville and taught primary age Sunday School classes at the church for 62 years.

She was married to Henry T. Booth March 20, 1920, in Sharon Springs. They lived in Fostoria and Corning before they moved to Havensville in 1930. He died December 12, 1962.

Survivors include two daughters, Eunice Virginia Straw, Huntsville, Ala., and Helen T. Roth, Kirwin; two brothers, Wallace Leger, in Missouri, and Lee Leger, in Florida; a sister, Clarisse Stragey, in Oregon; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Burial was in America City cemetery north of Havensville.

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BOSSE, ALDENE ANN (NO DATE)

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at St. Luke's Lutheran Church at Wheaton, for Miss Aldene Ann Bosse, 20, 422 W. 6 th, who was killed in a car accident Monday near Blaine.

Miss Bosse was spending the Christmas holiday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bosse of Wheaton, when the accident occurred. Two other persons were killed in the two-car accident.

In January 1959 she started work as a bookkeeper for Security Benefit Life Insurance Co. of Topeka.

She was born at Wheaton December 6, 1940, and graduated from Wheaton High School. She attended Clarks School of Business in Topeka.

Survivors in addition to her parents include two sisters, Mrs. Arlynn Wahl of Blaine and Mrs. Neil Larsen of Denver, CO; and three brothers Marvin Bosse of Wheaton, Morman Bosse of Onaga and Orlin Bosse of the home.

Kufahl Funeral Home of Wheaton is in charge. Burial will be in St. Luke’s Lutheran Cemetery.

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BOSSE, ANNA A. (NO DATE)

Mrs. Anna A. Bosse, 84, Wheaton, died late Thursday, January 19, 1984, at a Westmoreland hospital. She was ill about a year.

She was born March 22, 1899 near Wheaton, daughter of Gottfried and Wilhelmina Abitz Marten, and lived in the Wheaton community all her life.

Mrs. Bosse was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church at Wheaton, and the Ladies Aid Society of the church.

She was married to Ernest F. Bosse December 16, 1920 at Duluth. He died May 30, 1974. A son, Ivan Bosse, died in 1968.

Survivors include two daughters Mrs. Reneta Fischer, Wheaton, and Mrs. Lorena Kolterman, Onaga; two sons, Clarence Bosse, Castle Rock, CO, and Galen Bosse, Wheaton; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha B. Krohn, Westmoreland, and Mrs. Marie Teske, Wheaton; 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Luke's Lutheran Church at Wheaton. Burial was in St. Luke’s Cemetery south of Wheaton.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Lutheran Hour, St. Luke Lutheran Church Extension Fund, or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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BOSSE, AMELIA L. (1982)

Funeral services for Mrs. Amelia L. Bosse, 93, of rural Wheaton are being held at 2:00 p.m. today (Thursday, February 24: at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Wheaton with burial in St. Luke’s South Cemetery.

Mrs. Bosse died Monday, February 21, at Dechairo Hospital in Westmoreland. She had been a resident of the Westy Care Home for the past two years.

The daughter of William and Louise Schultz Fischer, she was born February 9, 1890 in Wheaton.

She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church at Wheaton and the Ladies Aid Society of the church.

She was married to Edward F. Bosse on August 6, 1913 near Wheaton. He died April 10, 1980. She was also preceded in death by a son, Ira, in 1917.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Geneva Eichem, Westmoreland, Mrs.Velora Honig, Manhattan and Mrs. Dorothy Schwandt, Wheaton; three sons, Verlon Bosse, Emporia, Armon Bosse, Onaga, and Dale Bosse, Hamlin; a brother, Herbert Fischer, Onaga; 21 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren.

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BOSSE, WALTER C. (28 OCT 1974 )

Services for Walter C. Bosse, 75, of Wamego will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday at Stewart Funeral Home in Wamego with burial in Wamego City Cemetery.

Mr. Bosse died Tuesday in a Kansas City, KS hospital where he was admitted September 30. Earlier he had been in hospitals in Wamego and Manhattan.

He was born October 5, 1899 at Wheaton. He lived in the Wheaton and Onaga communities before moving to Wamego in 1952.

He was a farmer and later was a carpenter before he retired. ; He was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Wamego.

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BOSWELL, RAYMOND ( 25 AUG 1975 )

Ray Boswell Killed In Car-Truck Crash – Mr. Raymond Boswell of Cedar Vale was killed in an automobile accident near there on Sunday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Boswell and two of their children, Juaneli and Kevin, were returning to their home after having the weekend with relatives here. It is reported that they were within about 12 miles of their home, just before dark, when they came upon a truck stalled on the highway and Mr. Boswell, who was driving, was unable to avoid it. He was killed instantly. Mrs. Boswell received facial cuts and was treated at the hospital and released. The children were not injured.

The Boswell family lived in the Onaga and Wheaton communities for a number of years before moving to Cedar Vale several years ago. Mr. Boswell managed the McFarland Ranch near Aikin Switch at one time and Mrs. Boswell was employed at the Onaga Clinic.

Besides his wife and the two children, Survivors include three other children, Blaine, Kirk and Janet; his mother, Mrs. Carl Boswell, Onaga; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Clark of Maryland, and three brothers, Lester of Colorado, and Vern and C. A. both of rural Onaga.

Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Methodist Church in Cedar Vale with burial in Cedar Vale Cemetery.

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BOTTOM, MARY M. (1981)

Funeral services for Mary M. Bottom, 91, Onaga, were at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Congregational Church Fellowship hall. Burial was in Onaga Cemetery.

Miss Bottom died Friday, March 6, at Golden Acres nursing home in Onaga, where she had been a resident for some months. She had been in failing health for the last several years.

The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Bottom, she was born Dec. 6, 1899 on a farm near Onaga and spent all her life in the Onaga community.

Miss Bottom was a member of Buck's Grove Methodist Church southeast of Havensville. She attended the Onaga Congregational Church and helped in its various organizations. Before becoming a resident of Golden Acres, she lived at the home of a nephew, James Bottom, at Ozawkie.

Survivors include the nephew; a grandnephew, Bobby Bottom, Topeka; a grandniece, Mrs. Bill Morrissey, Topeka; three great-grandnephews, and a great-grandniece.

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BOTTOM, MINNIE HARRIES (NO DATE)

Minnie Harries was born at Libertyville, Illinois, February 6, 1864 and passed away January 27, 1943 at the age of 78 years, 11 months and 21 days. She came with her parents to Kansas at the age of 7 years. Her family settled on English Ridge.

She was united in marriage to James Bottom, March 13, 1884. She moved with her husband and son, Oscar, to Onaga, KS, December 21, 1942.

Her husband, her first born son, her youngest son, John, four brothers and a sister preceded her in death.

Mrs. Bottom leaves to mourn her departure a son, Oscar E. Bottom, a daughter, Mary May Bottom, two grandsons, James E. Bottom, Glenn William Bottom, and one great-granddaughter, Shirley Jeannette Bottom, and one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Oscar Bottom.

She was a member of the Methodist Church at Buck's Grove. She was a patient sufferer for over two years and was always true to her faithful God. She had many friends among her neighbors, who extend sympathy to her children and relatives.

A short memorial service was held in the Tessendorf Funeral Chapel in Onaga, Friday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock by Rev. Eckart of Mayetta. Burial was in the Buck's Grove Cemetery.

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BOTTOM, GLENN W. (NO DATE)

Services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 8, 1984 at Tessendorf Mortuary in Onaga for Glenn W. Bottom, Kansas City, MO, who died Wednesday, December 5, at a Smithville, MO hospital.

Mr. Bottom worked in the A and P Bakery Division in Kansas City 27 years and later at Cake Box Bakery at Kansas City, MO. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, having served on the carrier USS Ranger.

He was born September 11, 1919, near Onaga, the son of John W. and Ruth Smith Bottom.

Mr. Bottom was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4050 at North Kansas City, MO.

His mother, Mrs. Ruth Basket, survives at Kansas City, MO.

Burial was in the Onaga Cemetery. Mr. Bottom lied in state until service time at the mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church in Onaga.

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BOTTOM, OSCAR E. ( 11/19/1970 )

Mr. Oscar E. Bottom, 83, died Thursday, November 12, at Community Hospital where he had been re-admitted a few days earlier. He had been ill for several years.

He was born March 23, 1887 in the Buck's Grove Community and lived in and near Onaga and Havensville all his life. He retired from farming in 1944 and operated a feed and grain store in Onaga until 1964.

He was a member of the Congregational Church of Onaga, a 50 year member of the Pleasant Valley Grange and a member of the Onaga Odd Fellow Lodge.

On March 25, 1909 he was married to Susie E. Grossnickle, who preceded him in death, October 24, 1959. He was also preceded in death by a brother, John W. Bottom, in 1928.

On October 19, 1964, he married the former Mary Strosnider who survives him. He is also survived by a son, James E. Bottom, a daughter-on-law, Lucille Bottom; two grandchildren, Mrs. Shirley Morrissey and Robert D. Bottom; and two great-grandsons, Scot Alan and Matthew Dean Morrissey, all of Topeka, and a sister, Miss Mary Bottom of Onaga.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 14, at the Congregational Church with interment in the Onaga Cemetery.

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BOTTOM, ROBERTA ETTA MISS. (NO DATE)

Miss Roberta Etta Bottom, 89, of Havensville, died at Community Hospital in Onaga on June 2 after a lingering illness.

She was born April 10, 1881, near Havensville and had lived all of her life in the Havensville community. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Havensville and also the WSCS of that church.

She was a schoolteacher for 38 years and had taught at the America City and Havensville schools. She was a member of the National Retired Teachers Association.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Havensville Methodist Church with burial at Buck's Grove Cemetery.

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BOTTOM, SUSIE EDITH (1949)

The many friends of Mrs. Susie Edith Bottom, wife of Oscar Bottom, were shocked to learn of her death, which occurred suddenly at her home on Monday noon of last week.

Mrs. Bottom was born near Rolling Prairie on January 20, 1884, where she joined the Methodist Church, and attended school. She was united in marriage to Oscar Bottom on March 25, 1909. To this union one son, James, was born. They made their home in the Rolling Prairie neighborhood until 1921, when they moved to a farm near Buck's Grove, where they made their home for 23 years, coming to Onaga in 1944.

She was a faithful wife, a loving mother, and a true friend.

She leaves to mourn their loss, her husband, Oscar Bottom; one son, James, and wife Lucille, and granddaughter Shirley Jeannette, of Topeka; a sister-in-law, Mary Bottom and an aunt, Clara Grossnickle, of Onaga; an uncle, Sam Grossnickle, and wife of Topeka.

Funeral services were held at the Congregational Church in Onaga on Wednesday afternoon, with Rev. Alex Eckert of Mayetta, and Rev. Heinz Schwarz of Onaga, officiating. Pallbearers were Harley Manuel, Roy Bottom, W. J. Loughmiller, Henry McKee, George Newlin and George Makin. Interment was in the Onaga Cemetery.

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BOSSE, WILHELMINE HENRIETTE (NO DATE)

Wilhelmine Henriette Bosse, formerly a Braun, was born in Winnigen, Pommern, Germany, on June 10, 1859. On July 5, 1878, she was united in marriage to Julius Bosse, and in the year 1880 she came with her husband to America, and settled near Wheaton, Kansas, in which community she spent the rest of her life.

Her marriage was blessed with thirteen children. They are Mrs. Marie Onaga; Emile Bosse, Wheaton; Mrs. Emma Schwandt, Wheaton; Mrs. Lena Adams, Menomie, Wis., Mrs. Minnie Warner, Mosier, Ore.; Edward Bosse, Wheaton; Ernest Bosse, Wheaton, Richard Bosse, Wheaton; Walter Bosse, Onaga; Mrs. Iren Kufahl, Wheaton; and Leo Bosse, Hugo, Colo.

Her husband preceded her in death on June 24, 1926. Also two of her children, Mrs. Lena Adams and Emile Bosse, went before her in death. To mourn her departure are her remaining eleven children, 56 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and a number of friends.

She died, after a long illness, at the home of her son, Ernest Bosse, on July 15, 1942, at the age of 83 years, one month, and five days. Funeral services were held July 18, in the St. Lukes Lutheran church, with the Rev. O. H. Praeuner officiating, and the mortal remains were laid to rest in the St. Lukes cemetery.

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BOSSE, IVAN ERNEST (NO DATE)

Ivan Ernest Bosse, son of Ernest and Anna Bosse, was born April 2, 1922. He departed this life June 3, 1968 at the age of 46 years 2 months and 1 day. On April 28, 1943 he was married to Sophia Kolle at Linn, Kansas. To this union five children were born, Lowell of Seattle, Washington; Doris (Mrs. Jerry Condray) of Garden City, Kansas; Kenneth Deann and Donna of the home.

He is survived by his wife, Sophie, five children, his parents, one son-in-law, Jerry Condray, one daughter-in-law, Sandy Bosse, one grandson, Kenneth Dean Bosse, two brothers, Galen of Wheaton, Kansas and Clarence of Castle Rock, CO.; two sisters, Mrs. Reneta Fischer of Wheaton, Kansas and Mrs. Lorena Kolterman of Onaga; other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 5, 1968 at the St. Luke Lutheran Church at Wheaton. The Rev. Frank Fellbaum officiated. Interment was in the St. Luke South Cemetery. Pallbearers were Orlin Bosse, William Voelker, Myron Krohn, Norman Bosse, Byron Fischer and Lester Biesenthal.

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BOSSE, RICHARD R. (OCT 1972)

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church at Wheaton for Richard R. Bosse, 75, Route 1, Wheaton, who died Friday in a Topeka hospital where he was admitted Tuesday after he suffered a head injury in a fall. He underwent surgery Tuesday night.

He was born March 17, 1897 near Wheaton and spent most of his life in the community southeast of Wheaton. He was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church at Wheaton. He was a farmer.

He was married to Augusta Marten April 15, 1920. She survives.

Other Survivors include three sons, Marvin Bosse and Orlin Bosse, both of Route 1, Wheaton, and Norman Bosse, rural Onaga; two daughters, Mrs. Delverna Wahl, rural Blaine, and Mrs. Loleta Larsen, Fremont NE; four brothers, Ernest Bosse and Edward Bosse, both of Route 1, Wheaton, Walter Bosse, Wamego, and Leo Bosse, Pueblo, CO; a sister, 13 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and a great-granchild.

Burial will be in St. Luke's South Cemetery near Wheaton. Kufahl Funeral Home at Wheaton is in charge of arrangements.

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BOTTOM, EDNA MAE (NO DATE)

Mrs. Edna Mae Bottom, 79, Westmoreland, died Tuesday, October 9, 1984, at a Westmoreland Nursing Home.

She was born June 16, 1905 near Wheaton, the daughter of James Edward and Caroline Graf Osborn.

Mrs. Bottom was a member of the Christian Church at Westmoreland.

She was married to Clarence Bottom March 22, 1926. He died in July 1943.

Survivors include a son, Donald Bottom, Arvada, CO; five sisters, Mrs. Anna Scritchfield, Prairie Village; Mrs. Bernice Atkinson, Roswell, New Mexico; Mrs. Verla Bell, Santa Rosa, CA; Mrs. Isla Toothaker, Dallas, TX and Mrs. Rose Knipp, Westmoreland; a brother Myron Orsborn, Yazoo City, Mississippi and two grandchildren.

Funeral Services were held at two o’clock Friday afternoon at the Christian Church in Westmoreland. Burial was in Wheaton Congregational Cemetery.

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BOTTON, GLEN W. (1984)

Services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 8, 1984 at Tessendorf Mortuary in Onaga for Glenn W. Bottom, Kansas City, MO, who died Wednesday, December 5, at a Smithville, MO hospital.

Mr. Bottom worked in the A and P Bakery Division in Kansas City 27 years and later at Cake Box Bakery at Kansas City, MO. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, having served on the carrier USS Ranger.

He was born September 11, 1919, near Onaga, the son of John W. and Ruth Smith Bottom.

Mr. Bottom was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4050 at North Kansas City, MO.

His mother, Mrs. Ruth Basket, survives at Kansas City, MO.

Burial was in the Onaga Cemetery. Mr. Bottom lied in state until service time at the mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church in Onaga.

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BOSSE, VERLON (1990)

Verlon Bosse, 72, Emporia, died Tuesday morning, September 11, at an Emporia hospital. He had cancer.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday Sept. 14, at Messiah Lutheran Church, 11 th and Neosho, in Emporia. Burial will be in the Emporia Cemetery. (Obituary in book 3, Onaga Library)

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BOSWELL, CARL R. ( 24 July 1973 )

Carl R. Boswell, 79, Succumbs in Topeka – Mr. Carl R. Boswell, 79, of Delia, died Tuesday evening at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka. He had been in ill health for a long time.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys, of the home, in Delia; four sons, Verne and C. A. Boswell, both of Onaga, Kester of Cheyenne Wells, CO, and Raymond of Cedar Vale; a daughter, Mrs. Vera Pauline Clark, Bel Aire, MD; a brother, Walter G. Boswell of Sun City, AZ; one sister, Mrs. Grace Grien, Coldwater; 19 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday at Verschelden Funeral Home, St. Marys; Interment will be in Onaga Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Onaga Congregational Church Building Fund or Presbyterian Church, Delia.

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BOSSE, EDWARD F. (NO DATE)

Services for Edward F. Bosse, 87, of rural Wheaton, were at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at St. Luke's Lutheran Church at Wheaton, with interment in St. Luke South Cemetery.

Mr. Bosse died Thursday, April 10 at Dechairo Hospital in Westmoreland.

The son of Julius and Minnie Braun Bosse, he was born Aug. 5, 1892, at Wheaton. He farmed south of Wheaton all his life.

He was married to Amelia Fischer at her home near Wheaton on August 6, 1913. She survives.

Mr. Bosse was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Geneva Eichem, Westmoreland, Mrs. Velora Honig, of Manhattan; Mrs. Dorothy Schwandt, Wheaton; three sons, Verlon Bosse, Emporia, Armon Bosse, Onaga, and Dale Bosse, Hamlin; a brother, Leo Bosse of Walsenburg, CO; 21 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.

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BOSSE, ANNA KATHERINE STELTER (NO DATE)

Anna Katherine Stelter Bosse, the daughter of Frederick and Margaret Stelter, was born May 3, 1890, north of Blaine, and passed away at the home of her daughter north of Onaga on February 21, 1949 at the age of 58 years, 9 months and 18 days. She was christened and confirmed in Lutheran faith at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Duluth.

On January 29, 1908 she was united in marriage to Emil Bosse. This union was blessed with four children: Ethel Bollwinkel of Denver, CO, Fern Zillman of Wheaton Eunice Wehmeier of Salina, and Faye Kuehl of Onaga. Her husband preceded her in death in April 1939.

She leaves to mourn her departure her four daughters; five grandchildren; her aged mother, Mrs. Margaret Stelter of Woodlake, CA; three sisters, Mrs. Mada Schwerdtfeger of Linn, Mrs. Margaret Pfieffer of Exter, CA, and Mrs. Helen West of Woodlake, CA; several uncles and aunts, and a host of relatives, friends and neighbors.

Funeral services were held in St. Lukes Lutheran Church near Wheaton on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30. Interment was in St. Lukes Cemetery.

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BOSSE, ERNEST F. (NO DATE)

Ernest F. Bosse was born at Wheaton, Kansas, January 7, 1895, the son of Julius and Minnie Bosse. He departed this life May 30, 1974 at the Onaga hospital at the age of 79 years, four months and 23 days. He spent his entire life on the same farm southeast of Wheaton, except for a period of one year and nine months when he served in the United States Military Forces during World War I.

He was baptized February 24, 1895 by Pastor Adolph Schmid of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Duluth, Kansas and was confirmed in St. Luke's Lutheran Church at Wheaton, March 20, 1910 by Pastor Otto Winnat. He remained a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church for the rest of his life.

December 16, 1920 he was united in marriage to Anna Marten. To this union were born five children: Ivan, Reneta, Clarence, Lorena and Galen.

His son, Ivan, preceded him in death as did five sisters and three brothers.

He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, Anna of the home; two sons, Clarence Bosse of Castle Rock, CO and Galen Bosse of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Reneta Fischer of Wheaton and Mrs. Lorena Kolterman of Onaga; two daughters-in-law, Mrs. Sophie Bosse of Wheaton and Mrs. Erma Bosse of Castle Rock; two sons-in-law, Arlo Fischer and Melvin Kolterman; 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Irene Kufahl, Wheaton, and three brothers, Ed Bosse of Wheaton, Walter Bosse, Wamego and Leo Bosse of Walsenburg, CO and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held June 2 at St. Luke's Lutheran Church with burial in St. Luke South Cemetery.

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BOSWELL, VERN (ONAGA HERALD, 8 OCT 1998)

Vern Boswell, 71, Centralia, formerly of Onaga, died Tuesday, October 6, 1998, at St. Francis hospital in Topeka.

He was born June 19, 1927, at Oilton, OK, the son of Carl and Gladys Moser Boswell.

Mr. Boswell was a rancher and had worked on the M-Bar-l Matzke Ranch, and later was the ranch manager for the McFarland Lazy-V-Bar Ranch, the Bouziden Ranch, and the Byers 7 Cross ranch, all in the Onaga area. He retired about ten years ago.

He was a member of the First Congregational Church in Centralia and a former member of the Onaga Lions Club.

He married Dorothy Louise Green on July 19, 1950, at Tribune. She survives. He was preceded in death by two brothers; Raymond Boswell and Lester Boswell.

Survivors include three sons, Rick Boswell, Topeka, Ken Boswell and Tim Boswell both of Onaga; his mother Gladys Kufahl; one brother, C. A. Boswell, Onaga; one sister, Pauline Clark, Baltimore, Maryland; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the First Congregational Church in Centralia. Burial will be in the Onaga [cemetery].

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BOTZENHART, CHESTER A. (NO DATE)

Chester A. Botzenhart, son of the late Joseph F. Botzenhart and Mrs. Rosa Davin, was born on a farm near Blaine, Kansas, November 1, 1914, a departed this life at Topeka, Kansas, June 30, 1956.

His father preceded him in death on October 5, 1915. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Ross Davin, Onaga; two half-brothers, Leo Ladner, Onaga, and Robert Ladner, 909 Saline, Topeka, KS, several aunts and uncles and other relatives and a host of friends.

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BOWER, ALTA ROSE (NO DATE)

Alta Rose Bower, 78, Topeka, died Wednesday, June 26, 1996, at a Topeka hospital. She was born February 6, 1918, at Onaga, the daughter of Jacob E. and Ida Frances Keeney Umphenour. She was graduated from Havensville High School and moved to Topeka in 1935.

She was married to Charles R. Bower on October 23, 1943, at Topeka. He survives.

Other Survivors include a nephew, Ray Ellis, Great Bend, and three great-nieces.

Services were at 2 p.m. Monday at the Stewart Funeral Home in Wamego. Burial was in the Belvue Cemetery.

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