Marshall County Obituaries

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Mary J. (Mealy) Green, 97, passed away Wednesday, July 7, 1999, at Timberlake Care Center, Kansas City, Mo. Services were held Friday, July 9; burial was at St. Mary's Cemetery, Kansas City. Fr. Andrew Meiners, CSSR, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Redemptorist Church, officiating. McGilley State Line Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.

Mary was born November 9, 1901 in the community of Saint Bridget, Marshall Co. and was one of the oldest natives of that Irish community. She attended Mount Saint Scholastica Academy, Atchison, and for many years was very active in the academy Alumna Association, both in Atchison and Kansas City. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Frederick Green, Kansas City, in 1962; her parents, Michael and Elizabeth (Reilly) Mealy, and five Mealy brothers, Frank, Axtell, Ks; Nick, Kansas City, Mo; Pat, Wichita, Ks; Joe, Chicago, Ill; and Ed, Milwaukee, Wi.

Survivors include her daughters, Suzanne Hart, St. Louis, Mo, Sally Sulzer, Kansas City, Mo; stepdaughter, Dorothy Dreher, Kansas City, Mo; stepson, James F. Green, Silver Springs, Md; eight grandchildren, John Hart, Anne Garanzini, and Richard Hart of St. Louis, Katherine Collier, Columbia, Tennessee, Stephen Sulzer and Christopher Sulzer, Kansas City, Mo and Susan Smith, Overland Park, Ks, and Mary Ann Gruber, Stilwell, Ks; three stepgrand-daughters and eleven great-grandchildren.

(Note----Portions taken from KC Star, Sunday, July 11. For questions, call Bill Brady 913 367 0445)

Contributed by: William Brady


(No newspaper information was given. Death date was ( April, 1942)

Mrs. Jessie Hale, a pioneer resident of Bigelow, passed away at her home yesterday afternoon at 12:55, following an illness of several weeks. She was 71 years old and most of her life was spent in the Bigelow community. He has a host of friends throughout the country who will regret to learn of her death. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Louis Klein of Emmett, Kansas, four sons, Ben Hale of Westmoreland, Kansas, Ralph Hale of Missouri, Robert and Emmett Hale of Bigelow, Kansas, and a number of other relatives who have the sympathy of all their bereavement. Funeral services will be held at the Christian Church in Bigelow Sunday afternoon at 2:00 and burial will be in the Antioch cemetery.



(No newspaper information was given. Death date was 26 February, 1920)

Thomas Hale has passed away at the family home in Bigelow at 1:00 Thursday afternoon after a few weeks illness with pneumonia, following influenza. The deceased was a farmer living south of Bigelow, but moved to town a few months ago and engaged in the hardware business. The family has a host of friends that extend their sympathy in their great loss. He is survived by a wife, four sons and one daughter. The funeral services will be held at the Christian Church at 2:00 Sat. afternoon with burial in the Antioch cemetery.

Contributed by Donna Brockish



Mrs. Sarah Hamilton was born in the year 1833 on Oct. 14 in the state of Indiana, Pipley county, where she lived until her marriage to I. N. Hamilton 49 years ago last April. Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton moved to Iowa in 1856 where they lived until 1868, then moved to Kansas and settled on a homestead in this neighborhood. During the 30 years of her life in Kansas 22 of them she lived a widow and had to bear the burden of raising a family of four girls and three boys, of whom all are living but one, who died six years ago in April. Mother Hamilton died Thursday, May 25th, aged 65 years, 7 months and 11 days. She was confined to her bed 4 months but through all her suffering she would say "The Lord's will be done, not mine."
Her funeral was preached at her home Saturday, May 27th, at 10 o'clock by Rev. J. F. Dennis.
The Waterville Telegraph, Friday, June 2, 1899

Contributed by: Nancy Woodyard


newspaper clipping dated June 9, 1938  Blue Rapids, KS


   Blue Rapids ---  Mrs. Julia Ann Heydorf, 86-year-old Marshall county pioneer, died Sunday.
   A daughter of Martin and Elizabeth LIFE,  she was born near Muncie, Ind., May 15, 1852 and came to Marshall
county early in 1857 by way of a team and covered wagon.
   She grew to womanhood near Beattie and was married to Mr. Sutton.  They maintained a home there until he died
in 1887.  In 1892 she was married to Peter Heydorf.
   For the past 40 years her home has been in and near Blue Rapids.
   She is survived by her sons, Wm. Sutton of Concordia; Edward Sutton and Bert Sutton of this city; Mrs.  Sarah
Elizabeth Wooster, Irving, and Mrs. Nellie Kirkbride, Blue Rapids; 19 grand and 25 great grandchildren.
   Rev. E. Snook conducted the funeral Tuesday at the Methodist church.  Burial was made in Prospect Hill cemetery.

(correction:  On Sept. 20,  1890 Julia Ann was married to Peter Heydorf  and later divorced in 1908)
(addition:  Her husband, Mr. Sutton, was Wm. Alonzo Sutton)

Contributed by Lova Fincham Kraft


Hoffman: -- Of paralysis, at her home in Axtell, on Wednesday, March 25, at 8 A.M., Miss Elizabeth Hoffman, aged 74 years

Elizabeth Hoffman, familiarly known as Aunt Lizzie to all the old settlers in these parts, was a native of the Kingdom of Bavaria and was born on the banks of the Rhine in the year 1822. At the age of eleven years, in the year 1833, she came to the United States, settling at Pittsburg, PA., where she made her home for twenty-four years. From Pittsburg she moved to the state of Iowa, where she stayed but a few years. She settled in Kansas in 1857 and here the last thirty-nine years of her useful life has been spent. She was loved and esteemed by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance. She was an untiring worker and in the pioneer days endured many hardships. She worked unceasingly in an effort to secure a competence for her declining years and the Lord blessed her efforts. She succeeded in acquiring quite a large property, which she equitably divided among her nephews and nieces some time since. She was a devoted Christian. She made the Golden Rule the rule of her everyday life. Full of love and charity for all, her life was an example truly worthy of imitation. Her kindness, benevolence and profuse liberality were proverbial. Though sorely afflicted for many years she bore all her sufferings and afflictions with true Christian resignation. It was impossible to converse with her without being edified by her great piety which was manifest in her every word and act. Her sister, Mrs. Margaret Riley, has the sympathy of all for the loss of so dear a friend. The funeral services were held at the Catholic Church at Axtell on the 26th inst., at 9 A.M, Father Hawelka officiating. The burial was at the St. Bridget church yards, the ground for which she donated to the church thirty-five years ago. Rev. P. O'Sullivan officiated at the grave. A large concourse of friends, both from St. Bridget and Axtell attended the funeral. Thus has passed away another of the old time pioneers who came in the fifties to reclaim the desert. In a few short years, we will all have gone hence, and nothing will remain of us but a memory. If our lives are as blameless as the one here chronicled it will be a happy one.
The Axtell Anchor, April 3, 1896

Contributed by Father Tom Tom Dolezal, pastor of St. Michael's in Axtell, Ks.


The Axtell Standard
August 22, 1929

Harriett Ellen Hollingsworth was born Feb. 8, 1849, at Harrisburg, PA., and on Sept. 4, 1873, she married Ithiel Johnson of Deep River, Iowa, the marriage taking place at Newton, Iowa. To this union were born four children, two of whom preceded their mother in death; they were Ethel May and Louise H. The husband passed away Jan. 25, 1910.
The family came to this community about 50 years ago, husband and wife taking an active part in the spiritual as well as the material progress of Axtell and vicinity. Both were charter members of the First Presbyterian Church and ever living the honest, upright life of devoted christians and exemplary citizens, beloved by their friends and esteemed by their neighbors.
After the death of the husband deceased made her home with her daughter, Mabel, who has been her constant companion, surrounding her mother with all the comforts loving care could provide. In December 1928, Mrs. Johnson was taken ill and never really recovered. Everything that medical skill could do was done but she passed peacefully away on the morning of Aug. 13, aged 80 years, 6 months and 5 days.
She is survived by the following step-children to whom she had been all that a real mother could be: Geo. M. Johnson, vice-president of the Wyeth Hardware Co., St. Joseph, Rev. Silas F. Johnson, Los Angeles, for many years a missionary in Africa, and her own children, Mabel and Charles.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 15, from the hom conducted by Rev. A. E. Gidman, pastor of the Axtell Presbyterian Church, who had for his text Ikings 2:19, "And caused a seat to be set for the king's mother and she sat on the right hand." It was an eloquent tribute to a life well lived and to the memory of one who will be cherished forever. Interment was made in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Contributed by Richard Johnson


Frankfort Weekly Review
Fri Nov 13,1896 pg 1

Died. At the family home six miles northwest of this city, Sunday, November 8th. of membraneous croup, Roxey E., daughter of Mr and Mrs W H Houston, aged 4 years, 5 months and 6 days. Funeral took place from the residence Monday afternoon, and the body was laid to rest in the Frankfort cemetery. The bereaved parents and relatives have the sympathy of the entire community.

Contributed by Amy Patterson

Note: Amy is not related to this family. This obituary was on the same page as one for her own family.


David J. Huffman was born on the 10th day of March 1841, in Steuben County, New York, and died at his home in Blue Rapids, Kansas, on the 10th day of June, 1923, at the age of 82 years and 3 months.
On June 21st, 1862, he enlisted in the Union Army and was a member of the 126th, Company G, New York Volunteer Infantry, where he served as a gallant soldier till wounded and had to be taken to the hospital.
On June 17, 1879, he was united in marriage to Miss Margaret Hamilton. To this union were born seven children, three, two sons and one daughter, preceding their father in death.
The deceased leaves to mourn his death his beloved and faithful wife, who has been a true companion through all his suffering and who will miss him more than anyone else; one son, Benj. Huffman of Blue Rapids; three daughters, Mrs. J.P. Woodyard, of Waterville, Kan., Mrs. Lillian Woodyard of Blue Rapids, Kan. and Mrs. Clinton Woodyard of Barnes, Kan.; a number of grandchildren, one great grandchild and a host of friends.
Soon after the war the deceased moved to Kansas, residing in and near Waterville till about fourteen years ago, when he moved to Blue Rapids, where he made his home till death relieved him of his earthly conflict.
Mr. Huffman was a gallant soldier fighting for his country as best he could. He was a kind and loving husband and father, doing all he could to make happy those who were under his care.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. R.J. Zeidler. The services were held in Waterville and the body laid to its last rest in the Keefover cemetery.
The Waterville Telegraph, Friday, June 22, 1923

Contributed by: Nancy Woodyard


Margaret Jane Hamilton was born in Indiana, in 1851 and came with her parents to Iowa when she was two years old and lived there until she was sixteen. Then with her parents, one brother and three sisters, started for Kansas in the springs of 1867, with an ox team and one cow. They arrived on Walnut Creek, near Waterville, Kansas, where the family settled on a homestead, where she lived enduring the hardships of pioneer life until her marriage.
She was united in marriage in 1875 to David J. Huffman, a Civil War veteran. To this union seven children were born, four of whom and the husband have preceded her in death. The husband passed away at the age of 82 leaving her a widow for 20 years. The children: John Huffman at the age of 9 years; Sarah at the age of 13; Davy at the age of five; and Rose at the age of 35. The remaining children, Benjamin T. Huffman, Frankfort; Mrs. Nellie C. Woodward, Blue Rapids; Mrs. Ellen Woodyard, Lincoln, Kansas, are left to mourn the passing of a kind and loving mother. She is survived also by, a brother, George F. Hamilton of near Waterville; a sister, Mrs. Caroline Woodward of Barnes, Kansas; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Sarah Hamilton, Waterville and Mrs. Amanda Hamilton; of Colorado; a host of nieces, nephews, grand children, great grand children and neighbors and friends who mourn her departure.
In early life Margaret united with the Methodist Church at Waterville where she was working. After marriage she with her husband and family moved to Waterville about 1901 where she continued to work and worship in the Methodist church and in which faith she continued until death, seeming to have much power with God in prayer all these years. In 1909 the family moved to Blue Rapids where the husband died and where she has continued to live until her death, Friday evening, August 20, 5 o'clock p.m.
Funeral services were held in the home in Blue Rapids at 2 o'clock p.m. and in the Youngberg Funeral home in Waterville at 3 o'clock p.m., with Rev. Paul McGuire of Greenleaf, Kansas in charge. Music consisted of "Crossing the Bar" and "In the Garden" sung as solos by Mrs. C. H. Youngberg accompanied at the piano by Rebecca Lamoreaux.
Pallbearers were: -- Leamon Hamilton, Raymond Hamilton, Sam Hamilton, J. K. Davison, John Woodward and Burnie Solt, all nephews.
Burial was in Keefover Cemetery.
The Waterville Telegraph, Thursday, August 26, 1943

Contributed by: Nancy Woodyard


From the Kansas City Star
November 11, 2006

Stephen K. James
November 13, 1922 - November 8, 2006
    Stephen K. James, 83, of Leawood, Kan. passed away November 8, 2006. Stephen is preceded in death by his wife, Ruth. Survivors include three step-children. Memorial services will be at 11 AM on November 13, 2006 at Village Presbyterian Church, Prairie Village, Kan. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Lukes Hospice, Village Church Food Pantry or Animal Haven. Cremation

    Mr. James was the son of Thomas Steven James and Nellie Kelly. He was a graduate of Kansas State University and served in the Corps of Engineers during the Korean War.

Contributed by Carol Kalebaugh


Charles D. "Pete" Jenkins, age 62, of Blue Rapids, died Monday, Sept. 5 at Bryan Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, Neb. He was born April 30, 1932 at Blue rapids, the son of Charles D. and Mary Mararet Wells Jenkins. He graduated from Blue Rapids High School in 1950. He was married to Virginia Carlson on June 12, 1955 at Irving. He owned and operated a petroleum distributorship in Blue Rapids until 1985 and was employed at Titan Trailer manufacturing at the time of his death. He was a member of th Loyal Order of Moose Lodge at Marysville. Survivors include his wife, Virginia of the home; a son, Charles D. Jenkins III of Barnes; two daughters, Lori Hamm of Frankfort, and Dixie Smith of Blue rapids; two sisters, Peg Yungeberg of Washington, and D. Jeannette Fincham of Blue Rapids; and five grandchildren, Sarah and Andrew Ham, Mathew Smith, and Sheree and Charles Levi Jenkins. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Natalie Persell and Betty Wanamaker. Services were held Thursday, Sept. 8, at 2 p.m. from the United Presbyterian Church, blue Rapids, with the Rev. Carl Lammers officiating. Kim Oatney sang "Amazing Grace." Casketbearers were Jeb Fincham, gene Miller Mark Bigham, Dan Carlson, John David Carlson, Robert John Carlson, Steve Carlson, Charles Yungeberg and Blane Smith. Interment was in Prospect Hill Cemetery, north of Blue Rapids. A memorial fund has been established to the United Presbyterian Church. The Terry Chapel and Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Blue Rapids Times - 15 September 1994

Contributed by James A. Nethery

Abner H. Johnson

Axtell Standard,
Thursday, March 8, 1928
Pg. 1, Column 6

Abner Holingsworth Johnson was born October 10, 1857, at Mount Gilead, Ohio, and when 19 years of age came with his parents to Axtell, Kansas, where he was married on November 10, 1884, to Miss Flora White.
To this union were born two children, Ina, Mrs. Floyd Payne of Kansas City, and George Edgar of Wichita, who with three brothers of the deceased are left to mourn the loss of a loving father and affectionate brother. The brothers are Geo. M. of St. Joseph, Silas of Franklin, Africa, and Chas. W. of Centralia. There is one sister, Miss Mabel Johnson and the mother, at home.
Abner was a quiet man, a painter and paperhanger by trade, and an excellent workman. His friends were legion who esteemed him high for his sterling worth as a neighbor and a citizen. His home life was ideal and he was ever ready to lend a helping hand wherever needed.
For a number of years Mr. Johnson had been in failing health, but he bore his afliction with patience and worked when able at his trade, giving the best of satisfaction in every instance. For some time he had been making his home with his mother where he passed away quietly Friday morning, March 2, age 70 years, 4 months and 22 days.
Funeral services were held Sunday from the Presbyterian church, conducted by Rev. Burdette, pastor of the M. E. church, and interment was made in Rose Hill Cemetery. The wonderful display of flowers gave silent tribute of the high esteem in which deceased was held by all who knew him. The beauty of the impressive funeral services was greatly enhanced by a vocal solo by Mrs. E. E. Swanson who sang "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere."
Those attending the last sad rites coming from a distance were Mr. And Mrs. Geo. M. Johnson, Mr. And Mrs. L. M. Pinkston and daughters, Margaret and Betty of St. Joseph, Mr. And Mrs. Floyd Johnson of Wichita, Mr. And Mrs. Roy Larkin of Pawnee City and Mr. And Mrs. Chas. W. Johnson of Centralia.


Charles Wilmer Johnson

Frankfort Index
Frankfort, Kansas
April 21, 1949, pg 4


   Charles Wilmer Johnson, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Q. Johnson, was born in Axtell, Kansas February 6, 1884 and passed away April 6 in Lancaster, Kansas.
    His early years were spent in Axtell. As a child h (sic) was always surrounded by playmates as he had a sunny disposition and was happy when in the company of his friends. As he grew older he was ever ready to lend a helping hand wherever needed and this endeared him to those around him.
    On January third, 1926 he was married to Mrs. Eliziabeth (sic) Zeek of Frankfort, Kans., where they lived until a few months before his death which were spent at Lancaster, Kansas.
    His two stepsons, Mr. Eldred Zeek of Effingham and Mr. Orrie Zeek of Concordia have been to him everything a son could be to a father. The youngest step-daughter, Mrs. Louie Schroeder, assisted in caring for him during his last illness and another step-daughter, Mrs. Harrison Booth did much to encourage him with her cards and letters.
    Charles was a member of the Frankfort Methodist church. His life has proven that "Kind hearts are More than Coronets."
    He leaves his wife, four step-children and a sister, Mabel Johnson of St. Joseph, Missouri. Only God knows how we miss him, but we know he is living in a more beautiful world than this and is free from pain and sorrow.

Card of Thanks

We wish, through the Index, to thank our relatives, friends and neighbors for the many acts of kindness shown us at this time of sorrow. We especially wish to thank Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bichel for their assistance; for the beautiful flowers, the pallbearers; Mr. Fred Padden for all the lovely hymns. To each and all we thank you.

-- Mrs. Chas. Johnson, Miss Mabel Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Orie Zeek and family, Mr. and Mrs. Eldred Zeek and family, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Schroeder and family and Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Booth and family.

Flora (White) Johnson

The Axtell Anchor
March 14, 1890
Pg. 4, Column 3 Flora, wife of Abner H. Johnson, died at her home in this city, Monday evening. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at their residence.
Flora White was born in Illinois, May 10th, 1853. In 1861 her father moved to this county where they have since resided. She was married to Abner H. Johnson December 22d, 1882. She was of a retiring disposition, kind, loving and affectionate. She leaves a husband and two small children.
The relatives wish to publicly thank the many kind friends who assisted and sympathized with them.


Ithiel Johnson

Axtell Standard,
Friday, Feb. 4th, 1910

Ithiel Johnson, whose death was recorded in these columns last week, was born in Green county, PA., on March 27, 1830. His parents moved to Ohio during his childhood. In 1856 he was married to Miss Hary Hollingsworth. In 1863 the couple moved to Dresden, Iowa, where they resided until October 1878 when they came to this state where they have since made their home.
Deceased had been ailing for about a month but wasn't seriously ill until about a week before his demise. Mr. Johnson has been a worthy and respected citizen of this city, having served as mayor from 1891 to 1893, and as councilman sometmie before. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, having been an Elder of that church for over forty years, and he lived the sincere, upright life of a devout christian, a kind and providing husband and indulgent father.
He used to write interesting articles for Axtell's first newspaper headed "Chronicles," which were greatly appreciated by the editor and the public at the time. Possessed of an unusually strong constitution, he was active up to the very last moment, always busy at something or other. He is survived by his widow and five children. The latter are: Abner H. Johnson with the Morris Packing Co. of Kansas City, Mo., Geo. M. Johnson, vice president of the Wyeth Hdw. & Mfg. Co. of St. Joseph, Mo., Dr. Silas F. Johnson, medical missionary in West Africa; Miss Mabel L. and Charles W. Johnson, both of this city.
The funeral was held Thursday, Jan. 27, at the family home, conducted by Dr. Moorehouse, and a large concourse of sorrowing friends followed the body to its last resting place.

Contributed by Richard Johnson

James Johnson Dies

May 9, 1870 ~ Nov 08, 1928

James JOHNSON, 1305 Calhoun passed away Thursday afternoon as a result of a heart attack suffered while loading kindling on a truck at the rear of the Guthrie Funeral home. His age was fifty-eight years, five months and twenty-nine days. Mr. JOHNSON had resided in Marysville for the past three years, coming here from Rooks County, Kans. He was born in Louisa County, IA., May 9, 1870. His early life was spent in Iowa, and he came to Kansas with his parents in 1887, locating in Rooks County. He married August 23, 1899, to Mabel Alfretta WHALEY, a sister of Mrs. G.A. STEWART, 1018 Broadway, who preceded him in death June 10, 1928. Nine children were born to this union, one son dying in infancy. those who survived are: Mrs. Georgia WILLIAMS, Cedaredge, Colo., Mrs. Elizabeth MEDENDORF, Mrs. Frances MILLER, Grover; Robert of Woodston, Kans; Wm. of Mount Clemens, Mich.; and *May and Robert of Marysville; his sister, Mrs. A.L. RATHBUN and a brother, George F. JOHNSON of Simpson, Kans. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the G.A. Stewart home. Interment was made in the Marysville Cemetery. Submitters note: *Should have read: May and Ruth of Marysville. Daughter Ruth JOHNSON was omitted from the obituary. Submitted by: Joy Goade Zowie

Mrs. Jas. JOHNSON Dies

Dec 5, 1882 ~ June 10, 1928

Mrs. James JOHNSON passed away Sunday morning at 6:40 O&rsquoclock at the home of her sister, Mrs. G.A. STEWART, 1018 Broadway, aged 45 years, six months and five days. Her health resulted from heart trouble, with which she had suffered about seven years. Mrs. Johnson was, before her marriage on August 25, 1898, Mabel Alfretta WHALEY. She was born Dec 5, 1882 in Brown County, near Hiawatha. When she was twelve years old she moved with her parents to Rooks County. She resided there until coming to Marysville about four years ago. She was a member of Friends Church. Mrs. JOHNSON is survived by her husband, James A. JOHNSON, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.C. WHALEY of Clovis, New Mexico, four sisters, and one brother, Mrs. Myrtle MILLER, William WHALEY of Woodston, Kansas, Mrs. Edna LUDWICK, Clovis, N. M., Mrs. Gladys HARDY, Albuquerque, N.M., Mrs. Minnie STEWART, Marysville, and eight children, Mrs. Elizabeth MEDENDORP, Mrs. Frances MILLER, Grover and Robert JOHNSON of Woodston, Kansas, Mrs. Georgia WILLIAMS of Cedaredge, Colo. , William JOHNSON of Mount Clemens, Mich., Ruth and Mae JOHNSON at home. She is also survived by six grandchildren. Funeral services were held from the Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o&rsquoclock, Rev. Hites preaching the sermon. Interment was made in the Marysville City Cemetery. Submitted by: Joy Goade Zowie

Mary Elizabeth (Zeek) Johnson - Nee Miller

From the Frankfort Index
Frankfort, Kansas
August 5, 1954, pg. 3

   Mary Elizabeth Miller, daughter of Arthur A. and Nancy Ann Miller was born on a farm, eight miles northwest of Frankfort, Kansas, April 5, 1883 and passed away at Atchison, Kans., July 12, 1954 at the age of 71 years, three months and seven days.
    She was united in marriage to Ira M.C. Zeek June 21st, 1899 in Marysville, Kansas. To this union were born five children; James Arthur passed away in infancy. Those remaining are Mrs. Harrison (Edith) Booth of Frankfort; Eldred R. Zeek of Effingham; Orie W. Zeek, Hanover and Mrs. Lewis (Florence) Schroeder, Effingham, Kans.
    During the early years of their married life they experienced the hardships of homesteading in Oklahoma. They later moved to Arkansas and returned to Frankfort in 1916t, where they engaged in farming until Mr. Zeek's death June 12, 1923.
    She was united in marriage to Charles W. Johnson of Axtell, Kans., January 22, 1926. Mr. Johnson precedde (sic) her in death April 6, 1949.
    She was a member of the Frankfort Methodist church and took an active part in the S.B.A. Lodge work until the lodge was disorganized.
    Her interest has always been her children's welfare. She was a wonderful mother and was always there when needed.
    The last years of her life she has been in the loving care of her youngest daughter, Florence and her family; the other children going to see her when possible and when needed. All four of her children were at her bedside when she passed away.
    She is survived by her children, Edith and Harrison; Eldred and Ruth; Orie and Hazel; Lewis and Florence; fourteen grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Roy Osborne, Irving, Kans.; two brothers, George Miller, Tilden, Nebr.; Willie Millie of Frankfort; several nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Mother's heart is tired and heavy;
Mother's steps were slow of tread,
Mother's eyes are closed in death,
Mother's sould has gone to rest.
We will meet you, Mother, on that other shore;
When God calls us home to grieve no more.

   Funeral services were held at the Padden Funeral Chapel on July 21 and burial was in the Frankfort Cemetery. Rev. Robert Wagner pastor of the Farmington Christian Church conducted the service.


Card of Thanks
We wish to thank all those who helped in any way during the sickness and death of our Mother. Your kindness will always be remembered.
Mrs. Charles W. Johnson' Family

Contributed by Richard Johnson

Nina Lily (Belden) Johnson

Newspaper not named) Nina L. Johnson was born in Jo Davis County, Illinois, July 22, 1858, and died at her home in Marysville, Kansas, April 13, 1923, at 12:30 a.m., age 64 years, 8 months and 21 days. She came to Kansas with her parents in early childhood and has grown to womanhood in this state. She was united in marriage to Samuel H. Johnson, Jr. December 17, 1874 to which 14 children were born, seven of whom have passed away. Those who remain to mourn for her are: Henry Johnson, Soldier, Kans.; Frank Johnson, Corning Kans.; Lawrence Johnson, Liberty, Neb.; John of Nemaha City, Neb.; Milton and Ernest both of Marysville, Kans.; and Rosa Peets, Liberty, Neb.; also a stwpdaughter, Mrs. Carrie McBurney of Marysville, Kansas; a number of grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She leaves five sisters and two brothers: Mrs. Ellen Chambers of Yoder, Colorado; Mrs. Phoebe Truex of Tacoma, Washington; Mrs. Rachel Devine, Walla Walla, Washington; Mrs. Millie Smith, La Grande, Oregon; Nancy Lightfoot, Zearing, Iowa; and two brothers George and Jay both of La Grande, Oregon. Mrs. Johnson has lead a Christian life. She joined church near Goff, Kansas. She was a member of the Women's Relief Corps of the City of Marysville. Funeral was held in the Presbyterian Church, Marysville, Kansas. (My notes: Nina was actually born in De Kalb Co., IL. Her marriage date is also wrong in the obituary, it should read "1873")


Samuel Henry Johnson, Jr.

(Name of newspaper not given) Samuel H. Johnson died at his home in this city, Tuesday, January 6, aged 71 years, 11 months and 29 days. Death resulted from a complication of deseases and he had been in poor health for a long time. Funeral services were held at Memorial Presbyterian Church Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock and interment was in the Marysville Cemetery. Mr. Johnson was born in Illinois, but spent the greater part of his life in Kansas. He was engaged in farming in Nemaha County for a number of years, then moved to a farm near Oketo. About ten years ago he retired from the farm and moved to Marysville, where he had since made his home. He is survived by his wife and eight children: Mrs. Carrie McBurney of this city, H. L. Johnson of Baileyville, F. J. Johnson of Corning, Lawrence S. Johnson of Herkimer, J. D. Johnson, Nemaha City, Nebraska, Milton Johnson of Oketo, Ernest Johnson of Home City, and Mrs. Rosa Peets of Liberty, Nebraska. Mr. Johnson was highly esteemed in the circle of friends in which he was best known and the surviving relatives have the sincere sympathy of the community.

(Note: The city is Marysville, the year is 1920) Contributed by Alice Allen

Frank Kabriel

The Axtell Standard
August 22, 1929 Frank Kabriel, 58, a prosperous and well liked farmer of near Summerfield, was instantly killed Saturday afternoon, Aug. 17, on the road about two miles north of Summit station, by being struck by a passing truck loaded with gravel for Highway No. 9.
According to reports Mr. Kabriel was riding with Geo. Weeks on a tractor engine pulling a threshmachine. While stepping off the tractor to see that all was going alright Mr. Kabriel stepped out into the road when a truck loaded with gravel, going north, hit him killing him instantly.
The truck driver, a young man whose name we failed to learn, in trying to avoid Mr. Kabriel, went into the ditch, wrecking the truck and himself sustaining serious injuries. He was taken to Summerfield where he received first aid and then taken to the hospital at Lincoln. It was stated that he became crazed with grief at the terrible accident.
The truck driver, Paul Sunderland, Beatrice, in trying to avoid Mr. Kabriel, went into the ditch, wrecking the truck and himself sustaining serious injuries. He was taken to Summerfield where he received first aid and then taken to the hospital at Lincoln. It was stated that became crazed with grief at the terrible accident.
Mr. Kabriel is survived by six children. He was a brother of V. Kabriel, a former resident of this city. The wife passed away some time ago.

Note: This obituary appeared on the same page as another which was submitted by another researcher. It has been added to benefit a researcher who might be looking for this gentleman. Also note: The two paragraphs relating to the truck driver who hit Mr. Kabriel are written as they appeared in the paper. Apparently the proofreaders did not catch this error.

Lewis Keen

Friends of the Keen family learned with regret last week of the death of Lewis Keen at Parkview hospital in Manhattan.
The deceased had been operated on for an appendicitis about ten days before and for a time his recovery appeared favorable, but a relapse occurred and he finally succoumed. Interment was made at Irving last Thursday and we take the following obituary from the Leader of that place. Geo. Lewis Keen, son of D.G.M. Keen and Fannie Keen was born at Barnes, Kansas June 4, 1885 and died at Parkview hospital at Manhattan, Kansas, November 11, 1919 after an operation for appendicitis followed by a three weeks illness. He was reared to manhood in Washington county where he was respected and lvoed by all who knew him. June 8, 1910 he was united in marriage to Nellie Wilson of Irving. To this union were born two sons, Lowell and Vincent. Lew leaves to mourn his death a wife, two sons, his father, D.G.M. Keen, three brothers, Sam Orville and Ernest and two sisters, Alma and Hattie. besides other relative and a host of friends in each community in which he has resided. To know Lew Keen was to love him. His remains were brought to Irving Thursday by auto hearse and services were conducted at the methodist church at 2:30 by Rev. Chas. G. Fulkerson, Interment was in Greenwood Cemetary. Everyone in the community of Greenleaf sympathises with the Keen family. It seems that misfortune has followed them; persistently during the past few years. First occurred the accident which resulted inthe death of Mrs. Keen, then followed the demise of Fred from the effects of influenza at training camp and now Lew has passed away, all within the past two years. Such a series of of ill fortune is almost enough to distract anyone, but Mr Keen and his family have borne up well and accepted their grief with resolution and endurance. Mr Keen requests us to express the appreciation of himself and family for the kindness and assistance shown them by everyone. All deeply sympathize with them in their bereavement, for they have certainly had more than their portion of grief during the last few years.

Contributed by Laurie Pamiza


Marysville, Kansas Aug. 25, 1949


Final rites were conducted Wednesday afternoon from the Marysville Methodist church for Mrs. Charles (Etta) KIRKWOOD, 72, long time resident of the Marysville vicinity. Rev. E. E. BEAUCHAMP was in charge and interment was in Marysville cemetery. Mrs. KIRKWOOD died at her home, 1206 Laramie, early Monday morning, August 22. She had been ill but a few months. Lurietta THOMAS was born on July 21, 1877 at Dawn, MO., and came to Home City in 1883 with her parents, attending school there. She was married on August 11, 1897 to Charles KIRKWOOD and lived in Home vicinity until moving to 1897 to Charles KIRKWOOD and lived in Home vicinity until moving to Marysville in 1946. She was a faithful member of the Methodist church. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are her children, Mrs. Fern CARMICHAEL, Farragut, Ia. Miss Myrtle KIRKWOOD, Miss Wilma KIRKWOOD, and Miss Marjorie KIRKWOOD, all of Marysville; two granddaughters, Marian and Mable CARMICHAEL, Farragut; a brother, B.J. THOMAS, Pomona, Calif; two sisters, Miss Nannie THOMAS, Welton, Ariz., and Mrs. Florence CRANE, Kansas City, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews, three brothers, David, Arthur, and Dan THOMAS, and three sisters, Georgia THOMAS, Mrs. Mabel PATTERSON and Mrs. Mary Margaret THOMAS.

Contributed by Dianne Richards

Emma Ann (Young) Klein

(Name of paper not given with obituary)

    Emma Ann Young, daughter of Daniel and Lucinda (Buchanan) Young, was born July 25, 1868 at Dallas Co., Iowa and departed this life Nov. 12, 1941 at the home of her brother, L.A. (Louis Aaron) Young, at Frankfort, Kansas, at the age of 73 years, three months and eighteen days.
    She came to Jackson Co., Kansas with her parents when she was two years old and at the age of four she and her parents moved to a farm southeast of Bigelow, Kansas, where she lived with her parents until March 8, 1886.
    She was united in marriage to Nicholas Frank Klein south of Bigelow and has lived practically her whole life on their farm south of Bigelow. On July 7, 1937 her husband passed away and since that time she made her home with her daughter, son and brother.
    In her early married life she joined the United Brethern Church and has been a faithful member since.
    To this union was born two children, both of whom survive her; Mrs. Katie Anderson of Kansas City, Kansas and Louis H. Klein of Emmett, Kansas; also ten grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Hersh, Frankfort Kansas and Mrs. Ida Calvert of Fort Dodge, Kansas; three brothers, L.A. Young of Frankfort, Kansas, Howard Homer and D.W. (Daniel Webster) Young, the latter two deceased.
    She had been in poor health for some time, but took suddenly ill Monday and passed away at 8:00 p.m. Nov. 12, 1941. She was always active with her work whatever it happened to be; a good neighbor, wife, mother and sister and will be sadly missed by her friends and relatives.
    Funeral services were held at the Bigelow Methodist church Friday afternoon, conducted by Wright M. Horton of Frankfort. A mixed quarted, composed of On>n. Griffis, Mrs. N.A. Brubaker, Mrs. Lena Potter and Hughie Carpenter and accompanied by Mrs. Lungren, sang comforting gospel songs. Pallbearers were: O.P. Griffis, C.A. Bronaugh, A.B. Hale, George Raymond, R.F. Hale, and R.A. Smith. Interment was made in the Antioch Cemetery.


Nicholas Frank Klein

(Name of newspaper not given)

    Nicholas Frank Klein was born Geneva, Illinois, March 4, 1863 and died July 7, 1937 at the home of his daughter Mrs. W.J. Anderson, Kansas City, Kansas, at the age of 74 years four months and three days.
    Mr. Klein came to Kansas with his parents at the age of seventeen years, and has been a resident here ever since. He was united in marriage to Miss Emma A. Young April 8, 1886.
    To this union was born two children, Mrs. W.J. (Kate) Anderson of Kansas City, Kansas and Louis H. Klein of McLouth, Kansas.
    Mr. Klein united with the Methodist church early in life.
    Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emma Klein; his daughter, Mrs. Anderson; his son Louis and nine grandchildren; and one brother and many nieces and nephews.

I cannot say, and I will not say
That he is dead, he is just away!
With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand
He has wondered into an unknown land.
And it left us dreaming how very fair
It needs must be since he lingers there.
And you, oh upi. wjp tje wo;dest yearm
For the old time step and the glad return
In the love of There, as the love of here
Think of him still as the same, I say
He is not dead--he is just away.


Peter Klein

Marshall County News,
Marysville, Kansas
Aug. 30, 1879

Last Saturday a man named Klein, who owned a farm five and a half miles southeast of Irving, committed suicide by hanging himself to a tree with a long chain. Klein was about 65 years old, came to Kansas from Illinois, and leaves a wife and several children. Mrs. Klein has been afflicted with an incurable cancer on the neck for some time, and it is supposed that Mr. Klein brooded over this trouble till life became a burden. He had been heard to say that he did not wish to live longer than his wife. He was in good circumstances and bore a good reputation in the community.

The above obituaries for Klein were contributed by Donna Brockish

Carrie Nelson Larson

Carrie Nelson, daughter of Nels and Hanna Nelson, was born May 22nd 1862 in Vanneberg, Skone, Sweden and departed this life Saturday noon February 14th, 1948 at the age of 85 years, 8 mos., and 23 days. She received her education in Sweden, where she was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She emigrated to the United States in the month of June, 1884, to Paxon, IL where she resided for one year, then came to Marysville, KS. In the year of 1887, March 8th, she was united in marriage to Ole Larson and the couple soon moved to a homesite south of Waterville where she lived until the fall of 1942 when she came to make her home with her daughter Marie and husband, until the time of her departure from life...The remaining children are Peter Larson of Barnes, Nels Larson and Marie Lindquist of Waterville, and Hanna Larson of Kansas City, MO.

From Waterville Telegraph, February 1948. submitted by Mike Hattrick

Bina Lundry

From the Weekly Review, February 26, 1904

Aunt Bina Lundry was taken sick Feb. 15th while at a carpet rag tacking at Mrs. Allen's. She was too sick to be taken home so she remained at Mrs. Allen's where she continued to grow worse until death came to her ****** Saturday morning. Blood poison was the cause of her death. The funeral service was held at the Christian church Sunday, N. Meyers preaching the discourse. The remains were interred at the Barrett's cemetery (a few more unreadable words).

Contributed by Amy Patterson

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