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Elizabeth Blunt, 73, Horton, died Jan 5, 1989, at a Horton nursing home. She was born Nov. 3, 1915, at Horton, the daughter of David and Christena Lehn O'Dell. Mrs Blunt was a member of St. Leo's Catholic Church in Horton. She married Raymond Blunt. He died Feb. 5, 1976. A son,  Lawrence Blunt, died Sept. 3, 1985.
Survivors include a daughter,  Donna Harvey of Sabetha; three sons, David Blunt of Hiawatha, Phillip Blunt of Murray, Iowa, and Charles O'Dell of Horton; two sisters, Virgile Vaughn of Salinas, Calif., and Fern Allen of Lawrence; two brothers, Paul O'Dell of Salinas and Joe O'Dell of Savannah, Ill.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends will meet from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Maple-Chaney-Blay Mortuary in Horton, where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church in Horton. Burial will be at Horton Cemetery.

Robert M. Chapman-Funeral service for Robert M. Chapman, 64, Hamlin, who died Jan. 11, 1989, was Saturday at Casselman-Meek Funeral Home, Hiawatha. God Understands and Old Rugged Cross were provided by organist Shirley Myers and soloist Glenn Weaver. Pallbearers were Bob Reschke, Terry Reschke, Emmett Iverson, David Shannon, Forrest Shannon and Jonathan Shannon. Burial was at Meriden Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Paula, of the home; and a half-brother, George Hesse of Ozawkie.

DeDunnah- Calvin D. DeDunnah, 59, Gladstone, Mo., was found died at his home Friday, September 27, 1985. When he did not report for work his employer called Clay County Missouri officials who found he had died at his home, apparently of natural causes. He was born March 12, 1926 at Robinson, the son of Don T. and Hazel M. Skinner DeDunnah. He was raised in that community and graduated from Robinson High School. He was a veteran of World War II. He had worked as a surveyor for the DeMent Surveying Company of Gladstone for the past several years. His wife, the former Barbara Morris died in Febuary of 1984. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Teresa Voyles of Lemoore, Calif.; three stepdaughters, Nancy Morris of Kansas City, Ks., Kelly Jo Self of San Angelo, Texas, and Brenda Perkins of Kansas City, Mo.; a brother, Elden C. DeDunnah of Kansas City, Ks.; and three step-grandchildren. Funeral services re planned for 7 p.m. Monday, September 30, at the Casselman-Meek Funeral Home, Hiawatha, with Pastor B. Jerry Sykes officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 1, at the G.A.R. Cemetery, near Miami, Okla., with the REv. Clayton R. White officiating.

The White Cloud Globe-Tribune for July 21, 1938

J.A. (Gus) Hall of Rulo, Nebr., passed away at the Missouri Methodist Hospital in St. Joseph, Tuesday morning. Saturday afternoon Mr. Hall's car left the pavement at Wathena and overturned. The pavement was wet and it is thought the car skidded as he was going around a curve and overturned. He suffered a fractured skull and a crushed chest in the accident. Taken to the hospital at St. Joseph he never recovered from the accident. J.A. Hall was bornat Rulo, Nebr., and had lived in White Cloud and Omaha. He was a member of Masonic Orient Lodge No. 13 at Rulo. Survivors ar his wife, Mrs Margaret Bowker Hall; six daughters, Miss Mary Hall, Kansas City, Mo., Mrs Gussie Son, Dayton, Ohio, Mrs Ruby Koons, McLean, Texas, Mrs Alice McAlister, and Mrs Myrtle Asbury, both of White Cloud, Kan., and Mrs Naomo Hall Mosier, Robinson; three sons, Earl Hall, Long Beach, Calif., Leroy Hall, White River, Ariz., and George Hall, Colorado Springs, Colo.; one sister Mrs Eleanor Jondrow, Rulo, Nebr.; three brothers, Samuel Hall, Seward, Nebr.; Charles Hall, Harbor City, Calif.; and J.M. Hall, Falls City, Nebr.; and sixteen grandchildren. As we go to press no funeral arrangements have been made.

Hedrick-Double funeral services for Arley Hedrick, 83, and his wife Arvilla, 80, 404 Minnehaha, Hiawatha, were held at the United Methodist Church of Robinson, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 2, 1985, with the Rev. Walter R. Brant officiating. Mrs. Milton Lieneman, organist, accompanied Ward Henry, vocal soloist, who sang "Beyond the Sunset." Serving as pallbearers were grandchildren: Guy Hedrick, Terry Hedrick, Wesley Hedrick, Arley Hedrick, Rob Hedrick, Tim Hedrick, Kevin Hedrick, C.O. Menghini, Henry Menghini, Arvilla Zeffaro, Elizabeth Rudder, Hope Menghini, Pam Howard, Kristy Hedrick and Polly Tomec. Interment was at the Mount Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha. Casselman-Meek Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Frank D. Hedrick, 63, of Kansas City, Kansas, died unexpectedly Friday morning, April 18, 1986, at Providence St. Margaret Health Center in Kansas City, following open heart surgery. He had a history of heart trouble. He was born at Robinson, October 30, 1922,  the son of Arley Otto and Arvilla Hope Weibling Hedrick and was raised in the Robinson area. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II. He moved to Kansas City in 1950 where he worked for a number of years for the Swift and Company. Later, he worked for Lundy Sandblasting. He has worked as a courier for the Purolater Courier Corporation for 16 years, retiring at the age of 62. Mr Hedrick was a former member of the Hedrick-Moll Post No.148,  Robinson American Legion. He was married to Wanda Wenger, December 29, 1944, at Westmoreland, Kan. She survives at the home. Also surviving are three sons, Wesley Frank Hedrick and Terry Wayne Hedrick, both of Robinson, Arley Paul Hedrick of Hiawatha; four daughters, Pamela June Howard of Hiawatha, Polly Joan Tomec of Pasadena, Texas, Poma Jill Brown of Kansas City,  Ks., and Peggy Joyce Widman of Robinson; three brothers, Jack Hedrick of Hiawatha, Royce Hedrick of Grand Prairie, Texas and James Hedrick also of Hiawatha; two sisters, Betty Stoltenberg of Artesia, Calif., and Joyce Menghini of Pittsburg, Ks.; 16 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m. Monday, April 21, from the United Methodist Church of Robinson. Interment will be at the Rose Hill Cemetery, Robinson. Friends may call at the Casselman-Meek Funeral Home of Hiawatha, after 4 p.m. Saturday, and where the family will greet friends from 7 till 8 Sunday evening. Memorail contibutions are suggested to the Brown County Chapter of the American Heart Assn. and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Marvin F. Houchens, 84, rural Hiawatha, died Feb. 6, 1989, at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center in Topeka. He was born Jan. 14, 1905, at Sedalia, Mo., the son of John and Martha Goodman Houchens, and came to Kansas at an early age. Mr. Houchens was a member of the First Christian Church, BPOE Elks Lodge and Masonic Lodge No. 35 AF&AM, all of Hiawatha. He was a farmer, and later was a service station owner-operator in the Hiawatha area for many years. He married Grace Gilbert, June 2, 1968, at Hiawatha. She survives of the home. Other survivors include a son, Kenneth Houchens of Lincoln Neb.; a daughter, Linda Schilling of Morrill; a stepdaughter, Janet Griffith of Topeka; a brother Elmer Houchens of Florence, Mo.; two sisters, Hannah Hall of LaMonter. Mo., and Lessie Sluder of Blue Springs, Mo.; nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Norma Ann Glotzbach; two sisters Mary Houchens and Zelma Bremer; and two brothers, Arthur Houchens and Oscar Houchens. The Family will recieve friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Casselman-Meek Funeral Home in Hiawatha. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Steve Regas officiating. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Masonic committal service will be conducted by the Hiawatha Masonic Lodge.

Robinson, Kan.-G. Val Koons, 83, died Sunday evening at a Hiawatha, Kan., hospital where he had been admitted that day. Born in Lone Jack, Mo., Mr Koons was an electrian working for several companies around the country. He moved to Robinson from Amarillo, Texas in 1953. He had been a resident of a Highland, Kan., nursing home for the past 14 months. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of Hedrick's Moll American Legion Post of Robinson. He was a member of the Warrensburg, Mo., Masonic Lodge for over 50 years. Survivors include his wife, Mrs Ruby Koons of the home and two sisters, Miss Fern Koons and Mrs Clete Scheindler, Lee Summit, Mo. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Meek chapel. The Rev. Harold Wolf will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha. NOTE-per copy of death certificate George Val Koons was born on May 24, 1891 died March 23, 1975 and was buried on March 26, 1975.
The White Cloud Globe-Tribune for July 21, 1938
Mrs. Robert McAtee, 64 died last Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the home of her sister Miss Anna Osgood. She fell and broke her hip two years ago, and has been an invalid since. Two sons, Malcomb and Donald, a daughter Susan, 2 sisters, Miss Anna Osgood of White Cloud, Mrs. Stella Leibengood of Lawrence; and one brother, G.H. Osgood of White Cloud. Etta Osgood, daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Osgood was bornin Dunham, Providence of Quebec, Canada on April 20, 1874. In 1879 her parents came to White Cloud where she lived until her graduation from the White Cloud High School in 1893. She taught the Mount Hope School in Brown County for many years. In 1903 she was united in marriage to Robert McAtee. To this union five children were born, two of them proceeding her in death. Robert McAtee departed this life in 1932. Funeral services were held at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon at the home of her sister, Miss Anna Osgood. Rev. Floyd Price of Hiawatha conducted the services. Burial was in the Hiawatha cemetery.

Laura Mize was born in Jackson County, December 12, 1869 and died at her home 1 mile west of Fairview, Kansas, March 27, 1921 at the age of 51  years, 3 months, and 15 days. She rose in the morning feeling perfectly well. In 1882 the family moved to Brown County and on the 20th day of Jaznuary 1887, she was married to I.B.(Isaac Bentley) Owen at Morrill, Kansas. Her children are Effie Violet Casteel, Joe Ernest Owen, and Glen Delila, who passed away in 1912. Violet is from Wichita, Joe in Sabetha, Mother D.A. Schwint, Oklahoma City, OK, sisters Belle Shubert, Fairview Edna Deringdinger, Junction City, Mrs.Clyde Crocker, Corpus Christi, TX, brothers Jim Mize, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Joe Mize, Oneida, and Ollie (think this is Oliver) Mize, Wetmore.

James H. Mosier, 48, midtown Kansas City, died Oct. 25, 1989, at Veterans Hospital. He was born in Robinson, Kan., and lived in Lyons, Kan., before moving to Kansas City seven years ago. Mr. Mosier was a clerk for the Internal Revenue Service for five years. Earlier he taught at Lyons High School for three years. He received a bachelor's degree from Emporia (Kan) State University. He was an army veteran. Survivors include his mother, Naomi Mosier, Robinson; a brother, Gary Mosier, Hannibal, Mo.; and four sisters, Patricia Owens, Hiawatha, Kan., Barbara Lenox, Topeka, Myrietta Snodgrass, Big Lake, Mo., and Marilyn Viosky, Avon, Conn. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Elmwood Cemetery chapel; cremation.

Hiawatha Dailey Issue for Feb., 26, 1940
Joseph F. Mosier, 81, died Sunday morning at 5:30 at his home, 1010 Pottawatomie St., after several years illness.  He is survived by his wife,  2 sons, Clarence, Joseph, of Robinson, 12 grandchildren, a brother, Thomas, of Severance, a sister, Miss Katie Mosier, of Severance. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. at St. Anns Catholic church in Hiawatha. The Rev. Father Norbet., O.S.B., in charge. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery. A rosary will be said at the Hargis Funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Joseph F. "Jody" Mosier, Robinson, age 78, died Sunday afternoon, July 15, 1984, aat the Regency Health Care Center, Hiawatha, where he had been a resident since October of 1981. He ws born September 3, 1905, at Highland, the son of Joseph F. and Margaret Kirwan Mosier and had lived in northeast Kansas all of his life. He worked for the Union Pacific Railroad as a maintainance crewman and a foreman, retiring in 1970. He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church of Hiawatha. He was married to Naomi Hall in Troy on August 7, 1928. She survives at the home. He is also survived by four daughters, Mrs Patricia Owens, Hiawatha, Mrs Barbara Lenox, Topeka, Mrs Myrietta Snodgrass, Big Lake, Mo., and Marilyn Viosky, Avon, Conn.; two sons, Gary Mosier of Junction City, Kansas, and James Mosier of St. Joseph, Mo.; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A brother Clarence Mosier, died in 1972. Funeral services will be held from the Casselman-Meek Funeral Home at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning, July 18, with the Rev. Roderic Giller, OSB, officiating. Interment will be at the Olive Branch Cemetery, White Cloud. Parish Wake services will be held at the funeral home at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening.

Hiawatha Daily World, July 11, 1958:
Mrs. Margaret T. Mosier, 89, died at the Sunshine Haven Nursing home  on July 10, 1958, where she made her home for several years.  Mrs. Mosier formerly live at 1010 Pottawatomie street.  She is survived by two sons, Joseph F. Mosier of Robinson,  Clarence E. Mosier of Beatrice, Nebr.; 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren;  sisters, Miss Cecilia Kirwan of Brownsville, Tex., Mrs. Agnes Bowlby of Guthrie, Okla.; a brother, Patrick Kirwan of McAllen, Tex. Funeral services will be held from St Ann's Catholic church at 9 o'clock Saturday morning, July 12, by Father Norbert Wavada, OSB, with interment at the Mt. Hope cemetery. The rosary will be recited by the Altar and Rosary societies this Friday evening at Meek's chapel at 7:30 o'clock. The parish rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock.

Hiawatha Dailey World for Feb. 16, 1952
Thomas Mosier, born 1867 died at the age of 85, Febuary 9, 1952 at the home of his daughter Mrs Walter Janicke, Highland, Kansas.

Vella R. Nigus-Funeral service for Vella R. Nigus, 94, Hiawatha, who died Jan. 12, 1989, was Jan. 14 at Casselman-Meek Funeral Home in Hiawatha, with the Rev. Steve Regas officiating. Vocal soloist Ward Henry and organist Mrs. Ralph Mitchell provided the selections "In the Garden" and "How Great Thou Art." Pallbearers were Bill Nigus, Roger Guier, David A. Nigus, Keith Nigus, Mike Nigus and Donnie NIgus. Burial was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Leona.

Glen D. Owen was born May 25, 1896, 4 miles south of Fairview and died December 20, 1912, aged 16, 6 months and 75 days. Three weeks previous to thursday she became ill at school and from that time on she grew worse.  On the following Saturday she was take to the Sabetha Hospital where she and passed away. Glen united with the Methodist Church in August 1908 from then on she became an active member. She was a Junior of High School and a person of high values, very loving, ready to do and possessing a sweet disposition. She leaves to mourn, her mother and father (Laura and Isaac), a sister Mrs. Violet Casteel of Eureka, KS, a brother Joseph at the place and many other relatives and firends. This was from the Courier Democrat, Seneca, Nemaha County, Thursday, December 26, 1912

Obit from the Brown County World - April 6, 1921 -
Mrs. Laura (Mize) wife of Isaac (Owen), living just west of town (Fairview) died sunday, March 27, of apoplexy. She died about 8 that evening. She was about 50, born in Jackson County. Her mother, D.A. SWINT of Oklahoma City, OK, sister Edna DANGDINGER of Junction City (Riley County) son Joseph (Owen) of Nemaha County and daughter Violet CASTEEL of Wichita.

Theodore Rhodd
White Cloud, Kan.-Theodore William "Bill" Rhodd, 62, White Cloud, died Tuesday, Jan.10, 1989, at his home following a lengthy illness. He was born in Brown County, Kan., where he lived most of his life. Mr Rhodd was a Navy-Air Force veteran, serving from March 17, 1944 until May 21, 1946, and a member of the Presbyterian faith. He married the former Wanda Sisk on June 3, 1946, at Hiawatha, Kan. She survives of the home. He was proceeded in death by a son, Ronald; two brothers, Joseph and Melvin; and by a sister, Lenore. Surviving: three daughters, Wanda Craig,  Marguerite Packett and Georgia, all of Falls City, Neb.; a son, Jerry, Falls City; a sister, Mildred Hartman,  Hiawatha; a brother, Vernon, White Cloud; six grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren. Services: 1:30 p.m. Friday, Clark Funeral Home, Falls City. Burial, Steele Cemetery, Falls City,  with a joint graveside military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1765, American Legion Post No. 102 and Disabled Veterans Post No. 43, all of Falls City, and the Iowa Tribal Color Guard.

Kenneth D. Tollefson, 51, Hiawatha, died Jan. 14, 1989 at
Hiawatha Community Hospital. He was born Nov. 25, 1937, at Horton, the son of Henry A. and Henrietta E. Sinclair Tollefson.
He was a 1955 graduate of Horton High School. Mr Tollefson was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Hiawatha, Hiawatha Volunteer Rescue Squad, and past member of the Hiawatha Auxiliary Police Dept. He was a Navy veteran. He was employed at Harpster son Construction Lumber Co. from 1958 to 1961 then started Tollefson Construction Co., which he owned and operated until his death.
Mr. Tollefson married Sonja K. Soyland Sept 13, 1959, at the Horton Baptist Church. She survives of the home. Other survivors include a daughter, Laura Tollefson of McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey; a son, Dan Tollefson of Liberal; his parents of Horton; a brother, Phillip Tollefson of Colorado Springs, Colo; a sister, Roberta Schuetz of Olmstead Falls, Ohio; and a granddaughter. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Casselman Meek Funeral Home in Hiawatha. Visitation is until 12 noon Tuesday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church in Hiawatha with the Revs. Bill F. Hemmen Jr., Gerald Veicht and Phillip Dachenhausen officiating. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha. Memorials are suggested to the Kenneth Tollefson Memorial Fund, to be designated at a later date, and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Romine F. Tolles, 90, of  Hiawatha, died Sunday morning,  Aug. 22, 1987, at the Heritage Manor in Hiawatha, where he had been a resident since December 1986. He was born at Crab Orchard, Neb., June 16, 1897, the son of William Frederick and Alice Elizabeth Wilcox Tolles and had been a resident of Hiawatha for over 50 years. He had worked for a number of years for the Gas Service Company in Hiawatha before working at a defense plant at Seatle, Wash. He later worked for the Sunflower Ordnance Plant at DeSoto, Ks. for many years. He married Clarisa G. Henry, August 28, 1920, at Beatrice, Neb. She died March 1, 1966. Survivors include four daughters, Alice E. Newell, Branson, Mo., Jean Kattes, Nebraska City, Neb., Donna Koci, Topeka, and Pat Stoltenberg of rural Hiawatha; two sons, William F. Tolles, LaGrande, Ore., and Richard L. Tolles, Huffman, Texas; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by a daughter, Neva Tolles, in infancy; a son, Charles Tolles in 1980; two brothers, Charles Tolles and Roland Keith Tolles; two sisters, Esther Barnhart and Neva Gilkerson; a grandson and a great-grandson. Funeral services are planned for 10:30 Tuesday morning, Aug. 25, at the Casselman-Meek Funeral Home with David Seward officiating. Interment will be at the Mount Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha. The family will greet friends at the funer home from 7 until 8 Monday evening, Aug. 24. Memorial contributrions are suggested to the Romine Tolles Memorial Fund to be designated later by the family.

Ernest M. VanLiew, 87, Kansas City, Mo., died Jan. 14, 1989 at his home. He was born March 11, 1901, in Valley Falls, the son of William and Edna Fulton VanLiew. Mr VanLiew was a member of the Emmerson Park christian Church in Kansas City, Kan. He owned VanLiew Lawn Furniture in Kansas City, Mo., from 1927 to 1939, and later farmed in the Robinson area from 1939 to 1952. He then moved to Hiawatha, where he owned VanLiew Real Estate Co., before retiring in 1964. Mr VanLiew married Mamie Hilligross in 1922 in Atchison. She died in 1980. He married Dorothy Cleaver in 1986. She survives of the home. Other survivors includes two sons, Raymond VanLiew of Medford, Ore., and Frank VanLiew of Kansas City, Mo.; two daughters, Helen Blair of Las Vegas, Nev., and Veronica Oots of Kansas City, Kan.; two brothers, Carl VanLiew and Harry VanLiew, both of Atchison; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 tonight at Newcomers White Chapel, 6600 N. Antioch Rd., Gladstone, Mo. Funeral services will be at 7 tonight at the chapel, with the Rev. Dr. Joseph A. Culpepper officiating. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha. Memorials are suggested to the church, 1501 S. 40th St., Kansas City, Kan. 66102.

WEIBLING-Funeral services for Mrs Charlotte A. Weibling, 57, of Robinson, were held from the Casselman-Meek Funeral Home of Hiawatha, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 1986, with President W. Howard Sailors, of the Hiawatha Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints. James W. Leafty offered a prayer. The eulogy was given by Boyd Fridell. Mrs MacHenry Feuerbacher, organist, accompanied Irma Porkony, vocal soloist, who sang "In the Garden" and "O My Father," Mrs Feuerbacher also accompanied the congregation in singing "Through Deepening Trials" and "There is a Green Hill," Honorary escorts were Richard Weibling, Don Patty, Wallace Proffitt George Walls, Frank Hedrick and Dean Folsom. Serving as pallbearers were Steve McGiness, R. Lawrence Burkey, James W. Leafty, LaVern M. Pinkston, Wesley Hedrick, Terry Hedrick and Arlie Hedrick. Interment was at the Rose Hill Cemetery, Robinson. The deceased's

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