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SMITH, UNA ANNE HINES (SEE HINES, UNA ANNE)

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SHIELDS, LENA E. (ONAGA HERALD, NO DATE)

Lena E. Shields, 99, Onaga, died Thursday, February 4, 1999, at Golden Acres Nursing Home.

Mrs. Shields and her husband farmed northwest of Havensville for many years.

She was born May 23, 1899, at the Spring Side community near Bigelow, the daughter of Michael and Mary Budenbender Gunther. She attended Cleburne High School.

Mrs. Shields was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Onaga, the Altar Society and the sewing club, both at the church. She also had been the organist for several churches including St. Patrick Catholic Church in Coal Creek. She was a member of the Nemaha, Jackson and Pottawatomie County Home Demonstration Unit and several social clubs.

She married William Shields on April 19, 1922, at Onaga. He died January 5, 1961. A son, Jerome Shields, also preceded her in death January 21, 1999.

Survivors include two sons, William Shields, Havensville, and Everett Shields, Pine Bluffs, Wyoming; two daughters, Mary Ellen Ashby, Centralia, Illinois, and Rosanna Flach, Paxico; a sister, Anna Shields, Havensville; 19 grandchildren; many great and great-great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Onaga. Burial was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery at Coal Creek.

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SMITH, LUCINDA BILLINGS (NO DATE)

At about the noon hour last Thursday the sad news was given out that Grandma Smith, the aged mother of D. E. Brown, had died at the family home on East Third Street in this city.

Lucinda Billings was born at Brockville, Canada, January 11, 1822 where she grew to womanhood. She was married to Daniel Brown and moved to Clinton County, New York, in 1840. Mr. Brown died in 1858. Eight children were born to them, four of whom survive her – Mrs. J. W. Canfield, of Wheaton, Kansas; Mrs. M. E. Lyon of Washington County, New York; Mrs. Martha Byers, of New York City, and D. E. Brown, of this city.

In 1862 the deceased was again married to James Smith, and with her family came to Kansas in 1880, where she had since resided. Of this union one daughter was born, Mrs. Ella Tryon, of Topeka, who survives her parents. Mr. Smith died May 29, 1901. For several years Mrs. Smith had been in feeble health, her sorrows and trials and the weight of years rendering her almost helpless for the past year.

“Grandma” Smith, as we all knew her, was a noble character, and a dear good soul. Besides the care of her children by her first husband, she was a mother to three of her second husband’s children, and to three orphaned children of one son who died some years ago. She was a good mother, a kind neighbor, and was loved by all who knew her – a “Mother in Israel”.

Her last moments were calm and peaceful. She was conscious to the last. She gave to her son, D. E. Brown, who had been her chief support and help for so many years, one last look of loving recognition, then closed her dear tired eyes and sank peacefully to sleep, as a babe in it’s mother’s arms.

The funeral services were held from the Congregational Church, on Friday, conducted by Rev. G. W. Taylor, of the Baptist church, and attended by a vast congregation of old friends and neighbors. The casket was laden with the choicest flowers, in wreaths and other appropriate designs, the tokens of love from sorrowing friends. Burial was in the Onaga Cemetery where the body reposes beside that of the husband who preceded her across the dark waters less than a year ago.

The Herald joins with all in this community in sympathy with the bereaved relatives in the loss of a dear old mother whose place can never be filled in our hearts and whose memory will ever be cherished. “It was God’s will, not ours; His will be done.”

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Lucinda Smith was born at Brockville, Canada, January 11, 1822, and died in Onaga, January 9, 1902. Mr. Smith died May 29, 1891.

They came to Kansas in 1880, locating in Onaga in that year.

She leaves a family of five grown children. They are: Mrs. J. W. Canfield of Wheaton; Mrs. M. E. Lyon, of Shushan, New York; Mrs. Martha Byers, of New York City; Mrs. O. F. Tryon, of Topeka; and De. E. Brown, of Onaga.

The funeral was held Friday, at the Congregational Church of which church she was a member, conducted by Rev. G. W. Taylor.

Music was rendered by Blanche Gibson-Benton, Mrs. Laura Haughawout, Joe Myers, and George Grim.

The pall bearers were: I. M. Gibson, Chris Schane, J. E. Jones, C. A. O’Meara, Henry Rolfs, and Andy Crumbaker.

Her remains were interred in the Onaga Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith was loved by all who knew her, and many mourn with the bereaved family.

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SMITH, SPENCER (NO DATE)

Funeral services for Spencer H. Smith, 79, were at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Congregational Church here. Mr. Smith died Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Andrew H. George in New Orleans, Louisiana.

He was born September 17, 1893, at Onaga and spent his early youth in Topeka where he graduated from high school. He farmed in the Onaga community until his retirement several years ago. He was a member of the First Congregational Church, a 50-year member of Onaga Masonic Lodge No. 188 and a Past Worthy Patron of Onaga Chapter No. 71, Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Irene Smith of New Orleans; a son, Leonard Smith of Shawnee Mission, Kansas; a daughter, Mrs. Andrew George, New Orleans: nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Interment was in Onaga Cemetery.

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SKALER, JOHN A. (Handwritten date September 19 – 74)

Onaga – John A. Skaler, 85, Onaga, died Thursday evening at an Onaga nursing home.

He was born July 12, 1889, in Nebraska. He had lived in the Coal Creek community most of his adult life.

He was a retired farmer.

He was married to the former Philomena Englecamp. She died in 1969.

Survivors include two daughters, Ann Eisenbarth, 5308 W. 10 th, and Mary Eisenbarth, Holton; three sisters, Mrs. Emma Scammahorn, Apache, Oklahoma, Mrs. Anna Klo, Fletcher, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Frances Kahout, Helena, Montana; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the St. Vincent’s Catholic Church in Onaga. Burial will be in the Coal Creek Cemetery.

Parish rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday at Tessendorf Mortuary, Onaga.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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SHOVE, MARGIE M. MRS. (NO DATE)

Mrs. Margie M. Shove, 66, of Holton, died Sunday, December 24, 1989, at her home.

Mrs. Shove was a long-time banking employee. She had worked in banks at Holton, Havensville, Onaga and Wamego.

Mrs. Shove retired in 1984 after having worked five years at the Kansas State Bank of Holton as a receptionist. Before that she had worked for 12 years at the First National Bank at Wamego in the bookkeeping department and as a drive-up teller. She also had worked at the Union National Bank of Manhattan and the Denison State Bank of Holton.

Prior to her banking employment she worked for Dr. Ansel Searles in Holton as a dental assistant.

She was born May 14, 1923, at St. Marys, the daughter of Luther and Lora Eleanor Powell Lister. She was graduated from Ft. Marys High School in 1942.

Mrs. Shove was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Holton. She married Richard Shove on April 28, 1944, at Liberty, MO. He survives.

Other survivors include a son, Stephen Shove, Topeka; her mother, Dora Mosher, both of Blue Rapids; and two brothers, Martin Lister, Onaga, and Burton Lister, Marysville.

Services were at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 27, at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial was in Holton Cemetery.

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SILVER, VERNON D. (NO DATE)

Vernon D. Silver, 66, Onaga, died Monday, July 24, 1989, at Colmery-O’Neil VA Medical Center in Topeka. He had cancer.

He was born August 28, 1922 in Butler County, Missouri, the son of Ira and Hazel Van Sycle Silver.

Mr. Silver farmed in the St. Clere community southeast of Onaga. He currently operated a furniture stripping business and was a volunteer at Golden Acres Nursing Home in Onaga since 1980. He also had worked for several ranchers in northeast Kansas, for Hankamer Construction Co., in Topeka, and from 1960 until 1980 worked at a feed lot and several ranches near Red Cloud, Nebraska.

He was an Army veteran of World War II, having participated in the campaigns for Italy and North Africa. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Onaga.

He was married to Anna Mae Mumert of Havensville on November 8, 1947, at Holton. She survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Thelma Scroggins, Onaga; his mother, Mrs. Hazel Silver, Adrian, Missouri; three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Peek, Garden City, Missouri; Mrs. Maxine Amick, Emporia, and Mrs. Phyllis Muntz, Ellsworth; two brothers, Lawrence Silver, St. Louis, Missouri and Kenneth Silver, Adrian, Missouri and two grandchildren.

Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, at Tessendorf Mortuary in Onaga. Burial will be in Buck's Grove Cemetery southeast of Havensville.

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SHERLOCK, JAMES “ED” (Handwritten date 1984)

Blaine - Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at St. Columbkill's Catholic Church here for James Edward “Ed” Sherlock, 61, Blaine, who dies Wednesday, July 24, near Blaine.

The Pottawatomie County sheriff’s department said Mr. Sherlock had an apparent heart attack while returning home after delivering a load of feed near Blaine.

Mr. Sherlock was a farmer and worked for Hoffman Farm Supply at Blaine. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

He was born April 20, 1923, at Blaine, the son of Leo and Esther Smith Sherlock, and spent his life at Blaine.

Mr. Sherlock was a member of St. Columbkill's Catholic Church, the Church Council and was a board member of Mount Calvary Cemetery, all at Blaine. He also was a past commander of Leo McMinimy Post No. 181 of the American Legion at Frankfort.

He was married to Margaret Minihan April 2, 1945, at Blaine. She survives. A daughter, Mrs. Delores Hazen, preceded him in death.

Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Darlene Dulac, Atchison, and Mrs. Dorothy Schooler, Manhattan; two sisters, Rita Sherlock and Mrs. Helen Walker, both of Topeka; and three grandchildren.

Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery at Blaine. Mr. Sherlock will lie in state from 2 until 9 p.m. today at Kufahl Funeral Home in Wheaton where a rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Columbkill's Catholic Church at Blaine or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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SHERLOCK, JAMES E. “ED” (NO DATE)

James E. “Ed” Sherlock, 61, died Wednesday afternoon, July 25, 1984, of an apparent heart attack while returning home after delivering a load of feed northwest of Blaine.

Mr. Sherlock was born April 20, 1923, at Blaine, the son of Leo and Esther Smith Sherlock, and spent his life at Blaine. He was married to Margaret Minihan on April 2, 1945. He was a farmer and worked for Hofman Farm Supply at Blaine.

Mr. Sherlock was a member of St. Columbkill's Catholic Church, president of the Parish Council, and served on the Mount Calvary Cemetery Board. He had held various offices of the Blaine Alumni Association, having graduated from Blaine High School in 1941.

He was a Navy veteran and served on a destroyer in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. He was an active member and past commander of the Leo McMinimy Post #181 of the American Legion in Frankfort.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Delores Hazen, who died April 16, 1975.

He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Darlene DuLac, Atchison, and Mrs. Dorothy Schooler, Manhattan; sons-in-law, Charles DuLac, Gwynn Hazen, and Mark Schooler; and three grandchildren. Todd and Tim DuLac and Dean Hazen. Other survivors include two sisters, Rita Sherlock and Mrs. Helen Walker, both of Topeka.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, July 28, at St. Columbkill's Catholic Church with Father Bob Hasenkamp officiating; burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Blaine. Military graveside services were conducted by members of American Legion Post #181.

Casket bearers were Lawrence O’Connor, Larry Hofman, Francis Minihan, Kermit Johnson, Tom Donaby and Gene Muller. Members of American Legion Post #181 served as honorary casket bearer and honor guard.

Kufahl Funeral Home, Wheaton, was in charge of arrangements.

 

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SHIELDS, LAVERNE J. (Handwritten date 17 JUNE 1968)

Laverne J. Shields, 36, died unexpectedly Monday at his home about seven miles northwest of Havensville, the victim of an apparent heart attack. He was a farmer and lived with his mother at the home.

The son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Shields, he was born July 11, 1931 near Havensville. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church at Coal Creek north of Onaga.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Anna Shields of the home; two brothers, Edward F. Shields of the home, and James Shields of Topeka; and two sisters, Mrs. Barbara Jean Flach of Paxico and Mrs. Marilyn McMillin of Kansas City, Missouri.

Rosary was held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tessendorf Funeral Chapel in Onaga. Funeral services are being held at 10 a.m. today, (Thursday, June 20) at St. Patrick’s Church, Coal Creek, with burial in the Catholic cemetery at Coal Creek.

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SMITH, SOPHIA M. (NO DATE)

Mrs. Sophia M. Smith, 89, Wamego, died Thursday, November 8, 1990, at a Wamego nursing home.

Mrs. Smith taught six years in Pottawatomie County rural school and 24 years in Westmoreland Grade School before she retired.

She was born August 29, 1901 on a farm near Vermillion, the daughter of Adolph and Emma Gruetter Buhler. She lived in Pottawatomie County most of her life.

Mrs. Smith was a member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Wamego, Kansas State Teachers Association, National Retired Teachers Association, Delta Kappa Gamma honorary international teacher’s society, a charter member of Alpha Zeta when the chapter was organized in Pottawatomie County in 1948, and a member of Portia Club and Wamego Country Club.

She was married to Charles Sherman Smith, September 16, 1921. He died September 5, 1967.

Survivors include three sisters, Lydia Crawford, Topeka, Helen Dangerfield, Sacramento, California; and Thelma Minsch, rural Westmoreland; and a brother, William Knipp, Westmoreland.

Services were at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Wamego. Burial was in Wamego City Cemetery.

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SHOVE, PAUL (Handwritten date 12-62)

Paul Shove, son of George and Susannah Shove, was born May 1, 1887, on a farm homesteaded by his parents in the English Ridge Community near Havensville, Kansas. He departed this life December 6, 1962, at Community Hospital, Onaga, at the age of 75 years, seven months, and six days.

When a young man he united with the Methodist Church at Buck’s Grove and on moving to Onaga transferred his membership to the Congregational Church here. He answered the call to colors for World War I and was a member of the American Legion. He was united in marriage to Mary Edith Gibson on May 8, 1918. Upon his return from United States service at the close of the war, they started living and building their home on the old homestead where he was born. He was a farmer at heart. He and his wife worked and improved the old homestead until the return of their son, Winston Wayne, from World War II, who took over the obligation of the farm. He moved to a farm nearby and helped with farm duties until his health failed in December 1947 and left him unable to do heavy work. He then, with his wife, moved to Onaga, where they have since made their home.

He took great interest in social, school and church life of the Buck's Grove-English Ridge community, always in attendance and willing to do his part. His home was a hospitable place, open to friends and neighbors at any time. He was a quiet, kind companionable nature, a valued friend, devoted husband, father and grandfather. His grandchildren were a great inspiration and consolation to him in his afflicted years. From their babyhood they learned to love him and were in and out of his home several times a day. They knew he would be at home with a word of love and welcome. No price can be set on the influence his life will always have on them.

He was the youngest of nine children; seven of whom grew to maturity. Four sisters and a brother preceded him in death. One devoted sister, Bertha Shove, of Denver, Colorado survives. Other survivors include his faithful wife, Mary Edith, three sons, Winston Wayne, Havensville ; Richard, Holton; and Robert, Onaga; and their wives. Five grandchildren, Waynetta Kay, Michael Stephen, Craig and Natalie and a host of other relatives and friends.

Memorial services were held at the Onaga Congregational Church on Sunday, December 9, 1962. The Rev. Robert Williams officiated. Mr. Robert D. Brown furnished organ music and accompanied Rev. Williams as he sang “How Great Thou Art” and “The Lord’s Prayer.” Ladies assisting with the flowers were Mrs. Lorene Zacharias, Mrs. Loneita Stauffer, Mrs. Blanche Becker, Mrs. Thelma Weaver, Mrs. Goldie Melton, Mrs. Leona DeGroff and Mrs. Gertrude Keeney. Casket bearers were Richard Marten, M. A. Wegner, O. D. Ogg, Mitchell Tessendorf, Jess Falkenstien and Emile Cass.

Interment and committal services were at the Buck's Grove Cemetery where Louis Brunkow and Meryl Wheeler of the Onaga Legion Post presented the flag.

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SHEPHERD, MYRTLE (NO DATE)

Myrtle Shepherd, 88, formerly of Havensville, and since 1980 an area resident of Fairborn, Ohio, died Saturday, January 9, 1993, at the Hospitality Home East, Xenia, Ohio.

She was born September 14, 1904, at Onaga, a daughter of Charles and Jennie McDevit Kelly. She completed her elementary education at the Neuchatel and Sunflower schools near Onaga, excelling in spelling and mathematics.

She was married September 1, 1925 in Holton, to Albert Shepherd of Havensville. He died September 10, 1965.

Mrs. Shepherd was a member of the Christian Church at Havensville, and was an American Legion Gold Star Mother.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Joye Zeckser, Fairborn, Ohio; two sons, James Shepherd, Ennis Texas, and Harlan (Dale) Shepherd, Fairborn, Ohio; a sister, Ferne Rothers, Onaga; eleven grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Charles Shepherd and Darwin Shepherd, and a brother, Floyd Kelly.

Funeral services were Tuesday, January 12, 1993, at 10:30 a.m. at the Christian Church in Havensville. Burial will be in the America City Cemetery, north of Havensville.

There will be a family visitation at Tessendorf Mortuary in Onaga, Monday, January 18, from 6:00 to 8:00. Mrs. Shepherd will lie in state from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Saturday, January 16; Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., all day Monday, and from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. service time at the Havensville Christian Church.

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SMITH, LEONARD T. (Handwritten date 1993)

Leonard T. Smith, 72, Onaga, died April 16 at an Onaga hospital.

He was born September 20, 1920, on a farm south of Onaga, the son of Spencer H. and Irene V. DeGraw Smith.

Mr. Smith attended Onaga schools and graduated from Onaga High School in 1938.

He farmed many years with his father. Later he worked for the Kansas Highway Commission, Shawnee Mission School District No. 512, and the City of Shawnee before he retired in 1982. He returned to the family farm in Onaga in 1983.

Mr. Smith was a member of and had served as district deputy grand master for Onaga Lodge No. 188, AF&AM. He also was a member and former treasurer of Onaga Congregational Church, member and former worthy patron of Onaga Chapter No. 71, Order of Eastern Star, and plural member of Shawnee lodge No. 54.

He was married to Amie Newell on April 16, 1954, in Onaga. She survives.

Other survivors include four daughters, Bernice Wass3ell, Grand Prairie, Texas; Ella Smith, Overland Park, and Noralee Smith and Martha Smith, both of Shawnee; two sons, Raymond Smith, Roeland Park, and James Smith, Basehor; a sister, Helen George, River Ridge, Louisiana; and three grandchildren.

Services were April 19 at Onaga Congregational Church. Burial was in Onaga Cemetery. Graveside services were performed by Onaga Lodge No. 188, AF&AM. Tessendorf Mortuary in Onaga was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Onaga Congregational Church.

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SMITH, MARCIA M. (NO DATE)

Marcia M. Smith, 71, Wamego, formerly of Havensville, died Tuesday, December 19, 1995, at a Wamego nursing home.

Mrs. Smith and her husband ranched in Pottawatomie County from 1963 to 1985. She earlier had farmed and ranched near Belvue for 19 years.

She was born January 20, 1924, at rural Belvue, the daughter of Roy and Pearl Drake Ault. She was graduated from Wamego High School in 1942.

Mrs. Smith was a member of the Christian Church at Havensville.

She married Louis Smith on September 23, 1994, at St. Marys. He survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Monna McNally, Havensville; three sons, Stephan L. Smith, Salina, Mark E. Smith, Seward, and Jeffrey A. Smith, Dallas, S.D.; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were at 2 p.m. Friday at R. J. Evans Mortuary at Wamego. Burial was at the Wamego City Cemetery.

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SMITH, BETTY LEE ACKLEY (NO DATE)

Betty Lee Smith, 63, Clifton, died Saturday, July 8, 1995, at a Clifton nursing home.

She was born February 27, 1932, at Duluth, the daughter of Elmore and Sylvia Teske Ackley. She attended school in St. George and had lived in Clifton since 1974.

She married Robert Smith on January 5, 1955, at East Aurora, N.Y. He survives.

Other survivors include a son, Richard A. Smith, Salina; two daughters, Brenda Clark, Aurora, Missouri; and Nancy Smith, Clay Center; three brothers Jimmy Ackley, in Illinois, Herman Ackley, Moline Illinois, and Elmore Ackley, Jr. Topeka; a sister, Ruthella Tabler, Salina; and one step-grandchild.

Memorial services were at 2 p.m. Monday, July 10, at Faith United Church Presbyterian in Clifton. Burial was at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery at Duluth.

 

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SMITH, GRACE PERRUSSEL (NO DATE)

Grace Loreen Perrussel Smith, 97, of Seattle, Washington, died of a stroke May 18, 1996, in the infirmary at the Horizon House where she had resided since 1962.

Mrs. Smith was born November 13, 1898, at Neuchatel, the daughter of Julius and Pauline Bonjour Perrussel. She spent her childhood in the Neuchatel area, graduating with honors from Onaga High School in 1917. She taught school around the Onaga area before enrolling in Topeka Business College. After getting a degree in business, she moved to Seattle, Washington in 1939 and worked for the National Bank of Commerce of Seattle until her retirement in 1959.

Grace Perrussel and Harold Smith were married May 22, 1948 in Seattle and spent their married life in that area. She was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church of Seattle and was a member of several organizations during her life.

She is survived by three sisters, and one sister-in-law, Elsie Lewis, Waunita Cass, Florence Ratcliff and Alice Perrussel, all of Onaga; a step-son, Harold Smith, Jr., and five step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a step-son, Pierce Smith, four brothers, Vernon, Floyd, Levi and Russell Perrussel and three sisters, Lillian and Tamar Perrussel and Helen P. Kuehl.

Memorial services were held May 25, 1996 at the Plymouth Congregational Church with interment in the Plymouth Congregational Church Cemetery.

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SHIELDS, JEROME L. (NO DATE)

Havensville – Jerome L. Shields, 75, Havensville, died Thursday, January 21, 1999, at his home.

Mr. Shields was a farmer, stockman, and dairyman in the Havensville area. He also did mowing chores at the St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery in the Coal Creek community for many years, and he played baseball many years ago for the Havensville and the Emmett baseball teams.

He was born March 13, 1923, near Havensville, the son of William and Lena E. Gunther Shields. He attended Havensville High School.

Mr. Shields was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Onaga and he served on the Grant Township board for more than 20 years.

Survivors include his mother, Lena Shields, Onaga; two brothers, William Shields, Havensville, and Everett Shields, Pine Bluffs, Wyoming; and two sisters, Mary Ellen Ashby, Centralia, Illinois and Rosanna Flach, Paxico.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. today at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Onaga. Burial will be at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery at Coal Creek. Mr. Shields will lie in state until service time at the Tessendorf-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Onaga.

Contributions may be made to the Jerome L. Shields Memorial Fund to be designated later and sent in care of the funeral home.

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SHIELDS, JEROME L. (NO DATE)

Jerome L. Shields, 75, Havensville, died Thursday, January 21, 1999, at his home.

Mr. Shields was a farmer, stockman, and dairyman in the Havensville area. He also did mowing chores at the St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery in the Coal Creek community for many years, and he played baseball many tears ago for the Havensville and Emmett baseball teams.

He was born March 13, 1923, near Havensville, the son of William and Lena E. Gunther Shields. He attended Havensville High School.

Mr. Shields was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Onaga and he served on the Grant Township Board for more than 20 years.

Survivors include his mother, Lena Shields, Onaga; two brothers, William Shields, Havensville, and Everett Shields, Pine Bluffs, Wyoming; and two sisters, Mary Ellen Ashby, Centralia, Illinois, and Rosanna Flach, Paxico.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated January 23 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Onaga, with burial at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery at Coal Creek. Contributions may be made to the Jerome L. Shields Memorial Fund to be designated later and sent in care of Tessendorf-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Onaga.

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SMITH, LORNA F. WRIGHT (NO DATE)

ONAGA – Lorna F. Smith, 91, Onaga, died Tuesday, November 3, 1998, at a hospital in Onaga.

She was born October 26, 1907, near Onaga, the daughter of David and Isabel M. Morris Wright. She was graduated from Onaga High School in 1925 and received her teaching certificate from Kansas Agricultural College.

Mrs. Smith taught in the Onaga area from 1925 to 1929. She was a member of the Needlecraft Club for more than 50 years.

She married Frank M. Smith on May 12, 1929, near Onaga. He died July 20, 1968.

Mrs. Smith is survived by nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Tessendorf-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Onaga. Burial will be in Onaga Cemetery. Mrs. Smith will lie in state until services at the funeral home where family will meet with friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Onaga Senior Center and sent in care of the funeral home.

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SMITH, IDA M. ALEY (NO DATE)

Ida M. Aley, oldest child of Ella and Ezra Aley, was born in Logansport, Indiana on January 14, 1868, and departed this life on February 4, 1952, at the age of 83 years and 21 days.

The family moved from Indiana to Kansas when she was ten years of age and settled in the vicinity of Fostoria. Here she grew to a young woman, and entered the teaching profession. She taught the neighborhood school until the family moved to Onaga. After coming here she taught both at Vienna and the Onaga schools.

She was united in marriage to James T. Smith on February 17, 1891, and moved to the farm home south of Onaga where she lived most of her life. To this union two sons were born, Leonard, who died in infancy, and Spencer H. Mr. Smith died August 6, 1918, at the farm home. Two sisters preceded her in death.

In 1904 the family moved to California for Mrs. Smith’s health where they lived until 1906. They came back to Kansas and lived in Topeka until 1917 when they returned to the farm home and there she resided until her death.

She was a member of the Congregational Church in Onaga.

Those surviving are: one son, Spencer H., of Onaga; two grandchildren, Leonard T. of Onaga, and Mrs. Helen George of New Orleans, Louisiana; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Walter B. Aley of Berryton and Orla L. Aley of Washington, D. C. and several nieces and nephews.

Her family and home were a great joy to her and she spent her time caring for them as long as she was able.

Funeral services were held at the Tessendorf chapel on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, in charge of Rev. Earl Caryl. Burial was in the Onaga Cemetery.

 

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SHAFFER, WILLIAM M. (NO DATE)

Will Shaffer Is Dead – William M. Shaffer, the soldier, died Saturday afternoon January 28(could be 26), 1901, aged 29 years, 4 months and 6 days. His death had been expected at any time for months past, as his constitution was so weakened by exposure in the Army in the Philippines that he could not regain his lost health. Only his wonderful vitality and grit enabled him to cling to life as he did. He leaves a father, mother, brother, and sister.

He was born in Brady Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. He served in the 20 th Kansas Volunteers, Company H.

The funeral services were held at the home of his parents, Monday, being conducted by Rev. J. E. Everett, and the interment was in Onaga Cemetery. Ben Fox, John Taylor, Fred Gushe, Noyce Hayward, Charles Myers and Frank Hobbs acted as pall bearers. The (G).A.R. acted as a guard of honor.

 

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SHERMAN, JULIA (NO DATE)

Mrs. Julia Sherman died at her home in this city, last Friday Morning, February 14, after an illness of ten days duration. On the Sunday prior to her death she sat up in bed and seemed so well that the children were led to believe her entirely out of danger, but on Monday evening the pain in the back of her head returned and she shortly became unconscious, remaining in that state until Friday morning, when her spirit left this bodily temple, which it had inhabited for over seventy-four years, and went to be with the loved ones who had preceded her to the Eternal home.

The deceased was born in Albany County, New York, on the 17 th day of September 1833, and died on Friday, February 14 th, 1908, aged 74 years, 7 months, and s8 days. When quite young she moved with her parents to the state of Michigan, and later moved to Indiana, where she was married to her late husband, Hiram Sherman, on April 11 th, 1856, in LaPorte County. Five daughters were the result of this union. They are Mrs. Chas. D. Powell, of Westmoreland, Mrs. Jacob Allsopp, of Arispie, Mrs. A. E. Brown, of Sherman Township, Mrs. C. W. Myers of this city and Maud Sherman deceased.

Mr. and Mrs. Sherman lived in Iowa a number of years, coming to Kansas in 1871 and settling in Pottawatomie County on a farm in Sherman Township.

The deceased was a sister of the late Mrs. O. J. Grover, and leaves a brother, Wm. Boothe, who resides in Arkansas, also a sister, Mrs. Cordelia Riser, of North Judson, Indiana. She was a member of the Christian Church and was a good woman, a devoted mother, and possessed many estimable qualities and is mourned by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. She was a mother indeed to her four daughters, always being solicitous of their welfare, and they can truly “call her blessed”.

Funeral services were held at the Congregational Church Sunday morning, Rev. Ayers, the pastor, presiding, assisted by Rev. J. W. Bayles of the Baptist Church. The church was filled with sorrowing friends who had gathered to pay their last tribute of respect to one whom they held in high esteem. The floral tributes were many and beautiful. The remains were laid to rest in the Onaga Cemetery beside those of her husband who departed this life about five years ago. The Herald extends its sympathy to the bereaved ones.

 

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SMITH, IRENE (Handwritten date – 31 JULY 1977)

Onaga – Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday in the Congregational Church here for Mrs. Irene Smith, 82, New Orleans, Louisiana, formerly of Onaga, who died Sunday in a hospital at New Orleans.

She was born June 16, 1895 at Onaga and was graduated from Onaga High School in 1915. She lived near Onaga many years and lived at New Orleans since 1972.

Mrs. Smith was a member of the Congregational Church at Onaga and the Ladies Aid at the church. She was a 50-year member and post matron of the Onaga Chapter No. 71, Order of Eastern Star.

She was married to Spencer Smith October 10, 1918. He died in July, 1973.

Survivors include a son, Leonard T. Smith, Shawnee; a daughter, Mrs. Helen George, New Orleans, Louisiana; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Burial will be in the Onaga Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the pew cushion fund at the Onaga Congregational Church. Tessendorf Mortuary of Onaga is in charge of arrangements.

 

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SMITH, A. D. MRS. (NO DATE)

Mrs. A. D. Smith, 78 years of age, passed away Monday morning July 8 th at the Hazelwood Nursing home in Kansas City, Missouri.

Mrs. Smith, who had been in failing health for some time suffered a stroke the Saturday previous to her death.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Wednesday, July 10 th at Paden’s Chapel with burial in the Frankfort Cemetery.

Survivors are Elinor Smith, of Frankfort; Evelyn Tomkins, Jeane Heckerson, Francis Linge, all of Kansas City; Donald Smith, Howard Smith of Kansas City; Randal Smith, Atlanta, Georgia, Lynne Smith and Letha Smith of Los Angeles, California.

She was preceded in death by her husband and one son, Gilbert.

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SMITH, ALICE COSANDIER (Handwritten date – 1974)

Mrs. Alice Smith Succumbs to Illness – Alice Smith, long time Onaga resident, passed away in Rochester, Minnesota, Monday, February 7, after a long illness.

She was born November 26, 1913, to Philip and Leah Cosandier. She attended grade and high school in Onaga and graduated from the University of Kansas in 1936. After a brief residence in Topeka; she married Howard H. Smith and moved to Little Rock, Arkansas where they resided until 1946 when the family moved to Onaga.

She was active in sports, being named to the all-county high school women’s basketball team while at Onaga High, and lettering with the varsity women’s rifle team at JU.

She had an enduring interest in education for the gifted child and pursued courses in education through K-State Extension Services until her illness cut short her efforts.

She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and was for some time active in its work.

She loved music and shared this with her own children and many other children in Onaga. She was organist for the First Congregational Church of Onaga for almost 30 years and as a person of warmth and sincerity provided a focus for its community greater than she herself was ever aware. Her generosity and concern for others, like her music, would be missed much more had she not so inspired those who remain.

She is survived by her husband, Howard; her mother, Mrs. Leah Cosandier of Onaga; two sisters, Mrs. Loreen Thomas of Belvue, and Mrs. Glenn Berges of Onaga; her children, Philip Smith, M. D. of Syracuse, N.Y., Mrs. Susanne Kauser of Plano, Texas, and Mrs. Paula Ornt of Rochester, N.Y.; and her grandchildren, Leigh Ann Jerner of Plano and Sybil Smith of Syracuse.

Services will be at the Onaga Congregational Church Friday at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Clifton Kruse officiating. Burial will be in Onaga Cemetery.

The family has requested instead of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the cancer fund.

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SMITH, BERTRAND GUY (NO DATE)

Bertrand Guy Smith, eldest son of Henry J. and Francina Smith, was born March 19, 1869 near Cardington, Ohio, and died at Onaga, Kansas on August 13, 1947 at the age of 78 years, 4 months and 24 days.

When he was three years of age the family moved to Kansas, settling near the present site of Havensville. They were one of the first families there when the town was incorporated. Later they moved to the Vienna community where he grew to manhood. At an early age he united with the Methodist Church and remained a member until his death. He was an active member of all departments of the church and especially the choir.

He was married on March 31, 1915 to Eunice Truitt. To this union were born five children.

He was engaged in farming and carpenter work until 1908 when he began working at the Gurtler Hardware. He remained there until last June, when he was forced to take a rest. He suffered a stroke on August 3 rd, and passed away ten days later at the Onaga Hospital.

He is survived by his wife, Eunice; two sons, Edgar of Limon, Colorado, and Robert of Onaga; three daughters. Mrs. Gail Falk of Onaga, Mrs. Hazel Richards of Hodgenville, Kentucky and Betty of the home. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Barbara Gail Richards and Charles and Ruth Ann Falk; one brother, E. R. Smith of Topeka, one sister, Mrs. Louis Rebb of Baldwin; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was a kind and loving husband and father, and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Funeral services were conducted in the Congregational Church on Saturday afternoon by Dr. T. C. Hinkle. Burial was in the Onaga Cemetery.

Those attending from out of town were: E. R. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Smith, Mr. and B. D. Painter, Virginia Ann and Jimmie Lee, Mrs. Duane Schlicter, Miss Christine Rebb, Miss Clara Wells and Mrs. Frances Linge, all of Topeka; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Rebb, of Baldwin; Mrs. Una Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Smith and baby, and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cummings, of Frankfort; and Miss Evelyn Smith of Chicago.

 

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SMITH, EUNICE TRUITT (Handwritten date – 1964)

The Messenger of Eternal Shores stopped by to call the soul of Mrs. Eunice Smith to her reward on Saturday morning, September 24, in the Onaga hospital at the age of 74 years, six months, and one day.

Eunice, the daughter of Isaac and Synthia Truitt, was born at Lucas, Kansas, one of 12 children, of which only two survive. The family moved to Onaga and she spent her entire life in the Onaga community. Here she gained her education and grew to womanhood. She was married to Bertrand Smith, March 31, 1915 and they made their home in Onaga. To this union five children were born: Gale, Hazel, Edgar, Betty and Robert.

The husband and father passed away in 1947.

She joined the Onaga Methodist Church as a young woman and that was their church home where they worked faithfully until the merger with the Congregational Church where they worked and raised their family to the time of the last illness. She was also a member of the Royal Neighbors. Past Worthy Matron of Eastern Star, Art Needle Club, and for 12 years worked in the school cafeteria where she made many friends among the teachers, her fellow workers and the youth.

She is survived by her children, Mrs. Gale Falk and husband, William of Onaga; Mrs. Hazel Richards and husband, Harold, of Bardstown, Kentucky; Edgar Smith and wife, Phyllis, of Limon, Colorado; Betty Eisenbarth and husband, Ralph, of Onaga, and Robert Smith and wife, Charlotte, of Oskaloosa, Kansas; also a brother, Robert Truitt, of Onaga, a sister, Mrs. Oma Miles and husband, Ward, of Fresno, California; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and many friends.

She was a wonderful sister to her sister and brother and especially to her brother in the years when both were alone.

Funeral services were held at************

 

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SMITH, FRANK (Handwritten date – 1968)

Frank Smith, 64, rural Onaga, died July 20 in a Topeka hospital where he had been a patient at Community Hospital for about ten days before being transferred to ‘Topeka. He had a heart ailment.

The son of Ollie and Minnie Smith, he was born on a farm south of Onaga, June 17, 1904, and grew up on a farm in the Independence neighborhood.

On May 12, 1929 he was married to Lorna Wright and they made their home on a farm in the Rolling Prairie community until the time of Mr. Smith’s death.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lorna Smith of the home; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Baskett of Kansas City, Missouri, a brother, Oliver Smith of Onaga; three nephews and one niece.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 22 at the First Congregational Church in Onaga at 2:00 p.m. Interment was at the Onaga Cemetery.

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SMITH, JANICE E. (Handwritten date – 8-1-1975)

Mrs. David (Janice E.) Smith, 28, of rural Onaga, was fatally injured in a two vehicle crash last Friday evening at a bridge just south of Laclede on the Onaga-Wamego road. Mr. Smith, driver of the ’70 Buick, remains a patient at community Hospital.

The accident is believed to have happened when the Smith car struck a bridge railing and careened into the path of an approaching low-boy truck, being driven by Robert Umscheid, employee of the Umscheid Trenching Co. of Manhattan.

Funeral services for Mrs. Smith were at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Stewart Funeral Home in Wamego with burial in the Wamego Cemetery.

She was born February 15, 1947, at the Westmoreland hospital, and spent her early life in Wamego where she graduated from high school in 1965. She received her bachelor’s degree in special education from Kansas State University in 1969.

She taught schools at Zeandale and Ottawa and currently was a teacher in the Onaga elementary school. She and her husband moved to the Onaga community from Ottawa about 18 months ago. She was a member of the Baptist Church of Ottawa and Delta Kappa Gamma teacher’s sorority.

Survivors other than her husband are a two year old son, Jason Smith, at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John R. Duncan, Wamego; and a sister, Mrs. Judy Rush, Wamego.

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SMITH,MARY JANE SELLS (NO DATE)

Mrs. Frank Smith passed away at her home in Onaga, last Thursday afternoon after an illness of a few days.

Mary Jane Sells was born August 15, 1850 at Solon, Iowa, and died June 18, 1936 at Onaga. She was united in marriage to Franklin Smith, on October 20, 1871. To this union were born two children, Daniel Oliver Smith, of Onaga, and Mrs. Cora Rolfs, of Denver, Colorado. She is also survived by four grandsons, Frank, Paul and Oliver Smith, of Onaga and Franklin Rolfs, of Denver; one granddaughter, Mrs. Ruth Baskett, and one great-grandson, Glenn Bottoms, both of Kansas City.

Also by five nieces and six nephews.

In the spring of 1874 Mr. and Mrs. Smith moved to a farm seven miles southwest of Onaga and resided there until 1900, when they moved to Onaga where both remained until death.

 

Mrs. Smith was a great home-lover, quiet and unassuming. Her home interests, her children and her husband were of greatest importance to her. She was known as a splendid neighbor and friend by all who knew her.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Verschelden Funeral Home, in charge of Dr. Thomas C. Hinkle. Burial was in the Onaga Cemetery.

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SMITH, MINNIE BELL MANSFIELD (NO DATE)

Minnie Bell Mansfield Smith was born to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Mansfield near Onaga, Kansas, January 25, 1877 and passed away at Onaga, Kansas on June 1, 1964, at the age of 87 years 5 months and 6 days, after an extended illness.

She was married to Daniel Oliver Smith at Westmoreland, on March 29, 1899. To this union was born four children. Before her marriage she was one of the pioneer school teachers of Pottawatomie County.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. R. H. Baskett of Kansas City, Missouri, two sons, Frank and Oliver Smith of Onaga, Kansas four grandchildren, Glenn Bottom of Kansas City, Missouri and Daniel Smith of Fairbanks, Alaska, and David and Mary Jane Smith of Onaga, Kansas one great-grandson, Michael Smith of Fairbanks, Alaska, and one sister, Mrs. Sade Kramer of Wamego, Kansas, and other relatives and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, and one son, Paul Smith.

She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Onaga, Kansas, and she will be missed greatly by her relatives and her many friends.

Funeral services were June 3 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Onaga. Burial was in Onaga Cemetery.

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SMITH, OLIVER S. (Handwritten date – 1973)

Service on Monday for Oliver Smith, 72 – Services were at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at First Baptist Church in Onaga for Oliver S. Smith, 72, of rural Onaga. Burial was in Onaga Cemetery.

Mr. Smith died Sunday, June 12, at community hospital following an apparent heart attack.

The son of Ollie and Minnie Mansfield Smith, he was born May 31, 1911 at Onaga and spent most of his life in the Onaga area. He was a farmer.

He was married to Donis Grafton January 22, 1938, at Onaga. She survives.

Other Survivors include two sons, Daniel Smith of Wamego and David Smith of Lawrence, a daughter, Mrs. Mary Schust of Leawood; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Baskett of Kansas City, Missouri and five grandchildren.

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SLOCUM, VERNON ALFRED (Handwritten date – 1985)

Soldier – Vernon Alfred Slocum, 90, Soldier, died Tuesday, December 17, at a Holton hospital.

Mr. Slocum was a retired farmer and stockman.

He was born January 13, 1895, at Soldier, the son of William and Sarah Shapell Slocum, and spent his life in the Soldier community.

Mr. Slocum was a member of Sunny Slope School Board, was township assessor 23 years, served on the Jackson County 4-H Board and was a member of the Olive Hill Cemetery board.

He was married to Evelyn d. Fairbanks October 31, 1933, in Topeka. She survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Sara Ann LaClair, Topeka; two sons, Larry Dean Slocum, Circleville and Walter L. Slocum, Gillette, Wyoming; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Shupe, Holton, Mrs. Lillian Johnson, Parkville, Missouri and Mrs. Evelyn Wahl, Green Valley, Arizona; a brother, Jo(a) Slocum, Holton; and a grandson.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will be in Olive Hill Cemetery west of Holton.

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SHERMAN, LORENZO (NO DATE)

Lorenzo Sherman, a pioneer of Seneca County, died at his home, four miles north of Sycamore, Sunday at 1 a.m., after a short illness, aged eighty-one years.

Mr. Sherman came to Ohio in 1825 with his parents from New York and settled in Eden Township and for more than seventy-five years, has been a resident of this same township. In 1846, he was married to Leah Stalter. To this union were born four children. The widow, Hiram J. and May E. survive him. He was a sterling representative of one of the pioneer families of this section. Among the local pioneers, he had quite a reputation, when a young man, as an expert ox driver and logger. His long life of toil has been rewarded amply, having accumulated considerable property.

Funeral services were held in the Evangelical churches at Mexico, Tuesday morning, conducted by Rev. M. E. Gibson, of Sycamore. The large concourse of people that followed his remains to the grave testified to his worth as a neighbor and citizen.

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SHOVE, HENRY W. (NO DATE)

Henry W. shove, 85, of Kansas City, formerly of Havensville died Monday, March 28, 1988 at the Life Care Center in Overland Park, Kansas.

The son of Raymond and Alta Johnson Shove, he was born April 19, 1902 at Havensville. He lived in the Kansas City, Ks area for six years and the rest of his life at Havensville. He worked for the Michigan-Wisconsin Pipeline Co. at Havensville from 1949 until he retired in 1964. He was also a farmer.

Mr. Shove was a member of the Buck's Grove United Methodist Church.

He was married to Janie Nicholas in 1929. She died in 1963. He was married to Maude Schane in 1966. She died in 1976. On October 21, 1981, he was married to Laura Bullock Harries at Soldier. She survives.

Other survivors include four sons, Gene C. Shove, Urbana, Illinois, Noel Dean Shove, Boulder, Colorado, Cecil Ray Shove, Kansas City, Missouri and Henry Lee Shove, Milford, Connecticut, one step-daughter, Donna L. Garwood, Grand Junction, Colorado; one step-son, Sherman D. Harries, Hutchinson; two brothers, Kenneth Shove, St. Marys, and Ralph Shove, Topeka; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and four step-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 1, at Buck's Grove United Methodist Church southeast of Havensville. Interment will be in the Buck's Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Shove will lie in state from noon to 9:00 p.m. Thursday at the Holton First Christian Church and from 10:00 a.m. until time for services Friday at the Buck's Grove United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at First Christian Church in Holton.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Mid-America or the American Cancer Association and sent in care of the Kansas State Bank at Holton.

 

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SKALER, PHILOMENA (Handwritten date – 1968)

Mrs. John Skaler, 77, Succumbs to Illness – Mrs. John (Philomena) Skaler, 77, of rural Onaga died December 30 at Community Hospital after l lingering illness.

She was born April 27, 1891 near Centralia. She and her husband had lived on the same farm north of Onaga for over 53 years. Mrs. Skaler was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church at Coal Creek.

Survivors include her husband, John of Onaga; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Eisenbarth, Holton, and Mrs. Anna Eisenbarth, Topeka; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Misses Anna and Pauline Englecamp of Onaga.

Rosary will be a 7:30 p.m., January 1 at Tessendorf Mortuary. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. January 2 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery.

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SELBACH, JOHN MICHAEL (NO DATE)

John Michael Selbach died Sunday at his home in Topeka at the age of 93 years. Burial services were held at Coal Creek on Wednesday.

He was born in Indiana December 24, 1853 and lived in Onaga before going to Topeka 35 years ago. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Assumption Church. He was married to Miss Josephine Aziere in 1879 and she died in 1917. He was married to Louise Kreigbaun in 1925 and she preceded him in death a year ago.

Survivors include four daughters: Mrs. May Dodds of Topeka ; Mrs. Edna McClain of Onaga; Mrs. Reva Mayes of Glendale, California; and Mrs. Grace Condon of Topeka; a brother Joseph Selbach of Chula Vista, California, a half-brother, Jack Selbach, of Topeka; a half sister, Mrs. Lena Hennen of Topeka; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

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SENEKER, HUGH HILL (NO DATE)

Hugh Hill Seneker, 67, died Saturday afternoon, February 16, at his home in the Devon Apartments, 806 West 12 th, in Topeka, after a long illness.

He was born December 11, 1884, in Bristol, Virginia, was a former resident of Sabetha, and was in business in Onaga for 20 years, moving to Topeka from here in 1941.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ethel G. Seneker, of the home; a daughter Mrs. Milton s. Patterson, 1705 Webster, Topeka; two grandchildren, Julie and Sparky Patterson; two sisters, Mrs. E. L. Hodge of Kansas City, Missouri and Mrs. P. H. Wofford of Nashville, Tennessee, a nephew, Dr. Vance Hodge, and a niece, Miss Lucille Hodge, both of Kansas City, Missouri.

Mr. Seneker was a member of the First Congregational Church of Onaga and also of the Onaga Masonic Rites.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Wall-Diffenderfer mortuary in Topeka. Pallbearers were Charles Krouse, Phil Cosandier, Jess Falkenstien, Frank Ewing, Jay Crum and W. W. Eddy, all of Onaga. Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka.

 

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SEYBOLD, DOROTHY ANN FAIRBANKS (NO DATE)

Native of Onaga Dies in Colorado – Mrs. Dorothy Ann Seybold, 50, of Rye, Colorado, died Wednesday, April 19, at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, Colorado after an illness of several months.

The daughter of the late Violet and C. A. Fairbanks, she was born on the home farm near Onaga on December 17, 1927. She spent her early life in the Onaga community and was graduated from high school here.

She married Clyde W. Seybold on May 27, 1946 and they lived in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas before moving to Rye eight years ago.

Mrs. Seybold was an avid golfer and was a member of the Colorado City Golf Association. She was 1976 ladies golfing champion at the Colorado City Golf Course. She was a member of the Tobin Park Methodist Church at El Paso, Texas.

Survivors include her husband, Clyde, of the home; two sons, Daniel Seybold of Belen, New Mexico and David Seybold of Espanola, New Mexico; a daughter, Mrs. Dianne Cook of Espanola, New Mexico; three sisters, Mrs. Sadie Marten and Mrs. Hazel Wyss, both of Onaga, and Mrs. Rheva McKee of Blue Rapids; two brothers, Douglas Fairbanks and Lynn Fairbanks, both of Onaga; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Lucille Bell, on February 18 th.

Services were at 10 a.m. April 21 at the Home United Methodist Church at Rye, with the rev. Glenn H. Barney officiating. Interment was in Brookside Cemetery at Rye at the foot of Greenhorn Mountain.

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SEYBOLD, LEONARD I. “TOM” (NO DATE)

Leonard I. (Tom) Seybold, 68, of Onaga died at his home here July 16. He was born at Salina May 22, 1898. He had been employed with the Union Pacific Railroad for 51 years and though he had been in poor health for some time he had not retired from his position. He had been an Onaga resident for 35 years.

Survivors include his wife, Dottie, of the home; one son, Clyde Seybold of Espanola, New Mexico; two daughters, Mrs. Joy Lee Moore of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Mrs. Phyllis Mangus of Onaga; three sisters, Mrs. Hazel Blum, Raytown, Missouri, Mrs. Martha Johnson, Junction city, and Mrs. Dorothy Spiller of Freeport, Texas; and 12 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church Wednesday, July 20, at 2:00 p.m. Interment was at Onaga Cemetery.

The family requests any memorials be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund in Onaga.

 

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SHUMATE, LEON A. DR. (Handwritten date – 1975)

Dr. Leon a. Shumate, Osteopath, 1326 Tahoe Trail, Wichita, died Thursday, June 12. He was 70 years of age. He was married to the former Genevieve Berges of Onaga, she survives. He is also survived by four sisters.

Dr. Shumate was well known in Onaga, having been in practice here from 1930 to 1957.

Services were held Monday, June 16, at the Broadway Mortuary in Wichita with the rev. Ross W. Thornton of the United Methodist Church officiating. Interment was at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Wichita.

 

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SHEPHERD, ERNEST P. (Handwritten date – 1969)

Mr. Ernest P. Shepherd, 57, of Havensville was found dead in his car Monday morning on the main street in Havensville. An autopsy was performed but cause of death has not yet been determined pending completion of chemical tests.

Ernest Shepherd was born August 10, 1911, at America City north of Havensville and spent most of his life in the Havensville community. He was a farmer.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary Shepherd of the home; two sons, Gale and Francis Shepherd, both at home; four daughters, Mrs. Patty Hibbs of Louisville, Mrs. Mildred Siefken, of Joliet, Illinois, and Mary Jo and Arlene Shepherd, both at home; two sisters, Mrs. Iona Weir of Havensville and Mrs. Violet Acker of Junction City; three brothers, Lester Shepherd of Grand Junction, Colorado, Lawrence Shepherd of Soldier, and George Shepherd of Wichita and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Havensville Christian Church with the burial in America City Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Shepherd Memorial Fund and sent in care of Tessendorf Mortuary, Onaga.

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SHIELDS, WILLIAM (NO DATE)

William Shields, 89, retired farmer and stockman of Havensville died January 5, 1961. He was born October 12, 1871.

In 1900 he purchased a farm in the same vicinity on which he lived the remainder of his life.

Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lena Shields, of the home; three sons, Jerome and William, Jr., of the home and Everett of Pine Bluffs, Wyoming; two daughters, Mrs. James Ashley of Alton, Illinois and Mrs. Walter Flach, Paxico; One brother, Edward Shields, Havensville.

Funeral services were held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church at Coal Creek Saturday at 9:30. Burial was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Pall bearers were Everett and William Flaherty, John Cline, Roscoe Ellis, Jr., LaVerne McNeill and Damien Elder.

 

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SHOVE, MARY EDITH GIBSON (Handwritten date – 1983)

Mrs. Mary Edith Shove, 87, Onaga, died December 15 at an Onaga hospital.

Mrs. Shove was a teacher during her earlier years and later a bookkeeper for Tessendorf Furniture Co., a nurse’s aide at Onaga Community Hospital and a former administrator of Golden Acres Nursing Home, all at Onaga. She also had been a nurse’s aid at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka several years.

She was born December 22, 1895 at Soldier, the daughter of James P. and Lucy Bennett Gibson. She lived in the English Ridge community near Havensville before she moved to the Onaga community in 1948.

Mrs. Shove was a member to the Congregational Church, Senior Citizens, the auxiliary to Onaga Post No. 85 of the American Legion and Onaga Chapter No. 71 of Order of Eastern Star, all at Onaga.

She also was a former member of Buck's Grove Methodist Church west of Holton and a past president of the Women’s Society for Christian Service at Buck's Grove church.

She was married to Paul Shove May 8, 1918, at Havensville. He died December 6, 1962.

Survivors include three sons, W. Wayne Shove, Havensville, and twins, Richard Shove, Holton, and Robert Shove, Onaga; a sister, Mrs. Vernice Manuel, Onaga; two brothers, Olin Gibson, Fairview, and Harlan Gibson, Nowata, Oklahoma; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services were at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Buck's Grove United Methodist Church. Burial was in Buck's Grove Cemetery west of Holton.

Contributions may be made to the Onaga Community Hospital Memorial and sent in care of First National Bank, Onaga, 66521.

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SHOVE, ELLA GERTRUDE WEST (NO DATE)

Ella Gertrude West Shove, 84, daughter of Thomas and Sarah West was born May 28, 1880 at Bellare, Belmont County, Ohio and passed away on July 4, 1964 at the Holton hospital, Holton, Kansas.

She was married to Luke Shove on November 6, 1898, who passed away on February 15, 1955. To this union two daughters were born, Norma Clara Gibson, who passed away on October 14, 1961 and Faye Elizabeth Shove who died on December 18, 1913. Mrs. Shove lived her entire life on a farm in the English Ridge Community near Havensville. She was a good wife, mother and a devoted grandmother. When her health began to fall she entered the Westview Rest Home at Holton and had been a resident there for two years.

Those surviving are: two brothers, Rollo West, Stanton, California; Wilbur West, Glendora, California; two sisters, Clara Dickerson, Los Angeles, California; Goldie Sharp, Long Beach, California; a son-in-law Glen Gibson; one granddaughter, Betty Jeanne Sauvage and three great-granddaughters, Saundra, Gloria and Connie Sauvage all of Havensville.

Funeral services were at the Mercer Funeral Home in Holton on Monday afternoon, July 6, 1964 with burial in the Buck's Grove Cemetery.

Casket bearers were: Leo Summer, Arvid Johnson, Neil Fordham, J. C. Bottom, Ross Manuel, and William Harris, Rev. Alex Eckert officiating and Mrs. Charles Haag furnished organ music.

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SHOVE, MAUDE I. (Handwritten date – MARCH 24, 1976)

Mrs. Maude Shove is Heart Attack Victim – Mrs. Maude I. Shove, 78, of rural Havensville, died Wednesday afternoon, March 18, at McLouth where she was attending funeral services for a niece, Mrs. Evelyn Dailey, who was killed in an auto accident March 15. Mrs. Shove was stricken as she was leaving the church. She apparently had a heart attack. She had been in ill health for several months.

She was born June 12, 1897 at Havensville and taught school at Garden City, Kansas City, Onaga and rural Havensville before she retired in 1965.

She was a member of Buck's Grove United Methodist Church southeast of Havensville and Chapter No. 71, Order of Eastern Star at Onaga. She was president of the Senior Citizens Club at Onaga.

She was married to Frank Schane in 1923. He died in 1934. She was married June 4, 1966 to Henry Shove, who survives.

Other survivors include four step-sons, Gene Shove, Urbana, Illinois, Noel D. Shove, Boulder, Colorado, Cecil R. Shove, Kansas City, and Henry Lee Shove, Milford, Connecticut; a sister, Mrs. Grace Bramlett of rural Topeka and four step-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Buck's Grove church with interment in the Onaga Cemetery.

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SIMON, ROSE ANNA (NO DATE)

 

Rose Anna Simon was the eldest child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Simon residing in Vienna Township, this county. She was born at Seneca, Kansas, May 15, 1891. When at the age of 11 years she, with her parents, moved to Neuchatel, where the family resided for a short time, thence removing to their present home.

Deceased was baptized into St. Paul’s German Lutheran Church in her early childhood and remained a member of that church until her death.

Her entire life was passed in this immediate vicinity, where she was well known and beloved by all.

She was married to J. W. Wood, January 18, 1911, and to this union two children were born: Charles William aged 3 years and an infant daughter Wilma Marie.

On the morning of February 9, 1916, at 7 o’clock, at her home in this city, she answered the Master’s call and passed to that great beyond, leaving to mourn her departure the husband whom she wed in her girlhood and two motherless babes, together with her father, mother and nine brothers and sisters, as follows: Mrs. Emma Gulick, of Carman, Oklahoma; Mrs. Francis Norris, of Onaga; and Leo, Delia, Oscar, Floyd, Arthur, Marie and Charles Simon, all of whom are still at home.

While yet in love with life and enraptured with the world – eve yet lifes noontide bells were tolled; and while the shadows yet were falling to the west, she answered the Master’s call, and passed to silence and pathetic dust – to the care and keeping of Him, who wastes not the rainbow, nor the sighing evening Zepher; but who in his divine compassion gives to the withered rose bush the sweet assurance of another springtime.

“Alone into our Father’s Will

One thought hath reconciled;

That He whose love exceedeth ours

Hath taken home his child.

Fold her O Father! In thine arms,

And let he henceforth be

A messenger of love between

Our human hearts and Thee.”

The funeral services were held in the Baptist church in this city, February 11, at 1 o’clock, conducted by Rev. J. W. Bayles of Clay Center.

Interment was given in the Onaga Cemetery, where she was laid to rest to await he judgment day.

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