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    Eli Geyer was born near Lexington, Missouri, October 17, 1858.
    When but three years of age, his father passed away leaving the care of the three brothers and one sister to the mother, who, as is the custom of widowed mothers, managed, somehow, to keep the home intact and provided for her fatherless children as best she could.
    When quite a small lad, the deceased worked at odd jobs to help along, being employed in a brick yard when too young to be strong enough to lift the bricks, but could turn them over in the process of drying.
    When nine years of age, he worked his way to Kansas by carrying water for the men who built the railroad form Rich Hill, Missouri to Garnett, Kansas.
    A few years later he was mail carrier by "Pony Express" from Colony to Neosho Falls. After the railroads took over the mail service he became a farm hand for the late Jonathan Davis, father of Ex-Governor Davis, where he worked for several years.
    Thus through hardships and privations incident to the early days, was developed the sturdy, loyal citizen, Eli Geyer, noted for his fidelity to his family, his honesty and integrity, among his friends and business associates.
    Mr. Geyer was united in marriage to Miss Iantha Bloom of Spring Valley, November 24, 1878.
    Seven children - five daughters and two sons - were born to this union. The oldest daughter, Lizzie, died in infancy.
    Six children survive: Harry, of Bronson, Mrs. Clarinda McBee, Moran, Mrs. Minnie Bartlett, of Bronson, Fred, of Bayard, Kansas, and Mrs. Maude Harris, of Bronson, also twenty grand children and two great grand children.
    Two brothers, Jacob of Clarkston, Washington, and Samuel of Woodburn, Iowa also survive.
    Mr. Geyer has lived in the Bronson and Bayard vicinities for many years, and by patient industry and thrift had accumulated a comfortable competence, and where, also he had the esteem of his many neighbors and friends.
    The deceased was a valued member of the Masonic and Odd Fellow fraternities of Bronson.
    After a long and painful illness, patiently borne, he passed to rest February 25, 1933, aged 74 years, 4 months and 8 days.
    He leaves the devoted wife of his youth, and age, six children, twenty grandchildren, two brothers and hosts of other relatives and friends to mourn the departure, of a faithful companion, a loving father and grandfather and a true friend to all, who would like to think that: "He is not gone, but just away."
    The funeral was held at the Baptist church Monday afternoon. The Rev. Edgar Cook of Neodosha preached the funeral sermon. Internment was made in the Bronson cemetery.

DIED - Sat. March 10 '88, at his home near Delphos, Mr. Chas. Inman, age about 32 years, of consumption. He leaves a wife and several children.

Delphos Carrier, Mar 16, 1888

Obituary of MRS. DAVID INMAN
    INMAN - On Tuesday morning, July 3, 1900, at her home in Kiowa twp., Kiowa county, Kansas, Mrs. David Inman, aged about 62 years.
    The deceased had many friends and acquaintances in Comanche county. She, with her first husband, Norman Drew, was one of the first settlers in this part of the state, settling in Edwards county, nearly 30 years ago, and a few years later in the southwestern part of Kiowa county. She was married to David Inman about 4 years ago. About 18 months ago, Mrs. Inman was stricken with a stroke of paralysis. Later, she was afflicted with a complication of diseases from which she died. Interment took place in the Mullinsville cemetery. Rev. C. M. Gray of this city conducted the funeral service.


    Elizabeth Inman Shattuck was born on the 9th day of Jan. 1833 in Luzerne County, Penn., and with her parents emigrated to the west and settled in Rock County, Wis., in 1840, which was then almost a wilderness. After residing there ten years, they moved to Alamakeee, Iowa, where she was united in marriage to Scott Shattuck on the 13th day of November 1853 and lived there until 1860 when they came to this county where she has resided ever since, with the exception of a few years in Colorado. There were eight children of whom five are still living. Her sons, Frank and Fredrick, and two daughters, Mary Trigg and Ella Palmer, are living in this vicinity and were with her to care for and console her in the last moments. Her other daughter, Hattie Long, lives in Colorado and could not be with her.
    Sister Shattuck accepted Christ as her savior early in life and was ever after a devoted Christian as she was a faithful and loving mother and she had full confidence in the redeeming blood of Christ when she departed this life on the 26th day of December 1900. -- Mrs. S. P. Thomas
    From Parker Weekly, Jan. 4, 1901 (Linn Co., KS Museum)

    Amos Inman and little daughter Mary and Dick Inman and little daughter Margrie, returned Wednesday to their home in Illinois after a week's visit with their sister, Mrs. Mary Hartman.

The Mulberry (KS) News - Fri., July 28, 1905.


Injuries of Three Weeks Ago Result in Death
    The death of A. W. Inman occurred last Saturday afternoon, the direct result of injuries received in an accident three weeks ago, when he was thrown to the ground by an unruly horse. Mr. Inman was returning from church at the time when a frightened horse ran into him and threw him to the ground, breaking a shoulder and otherwise bruising and injuring him.
    For a time he rallied from the shock and it was thougt that his recovery would follow. Last week his condition again became serious and he lost his strength rapidly. Death occurred about half past four Saturday afternoon.
    The funeral was held at the Methodist church Monday afternoon, Rev. Randolph and Rev. M. A. Hughes having charge of the services. The members of the G. A. R. assisted in the exercises at the grave.
    Alonzo W. Inman was born in Medina county, Ohio, April 12, 1835. He was married April 3, 1867, at Laport, Mo., to Caroline Baldwin, who with one son, Robert, survives. He came to Kansas about twenty years ago and stopped for a time at Baldwin, later locating in Ottawa, where he lived until a few years ago when he moved to Wellsville to make his home.
    August 13, 1862, he joined Co. B, 124 Regiment of Ohio Infantry Volunteers, serving in the army until June 15, 1865, when he was discharged at Camp Dennison, O., on surgeon's certificate. He was wounded at Pickett's Mills, Ga., May 28, 1864. His injuries resulted in the loss of a leg and his crippled condition made it impossible to escape from in front of the horse when he received the injuries that resulted in his death.

The Wellsville paper - Friday, December 22, 1905

    Scott Shattuck, one of the pioneers of Scott township, died suddenly, Tuesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. L. Parmley, three and a half miles northeast of Parker. He had been in his usual health up to within a very short time before his death, which is thought to have been caused by heart trouble.
    Mr. Shattuck's home was two and three-quarter miles southeast of Cadmus where he had lived for nearly half a century. He was one of the leading and most highly respected citizens of that community, and was always prominent in the affairs of his township, taking an active part in things for the public welfare and for the development of his community.
    The funeral was held yesterday afternoon and burial took place in the Cadmus cemetery. Deceased was in his 81st year. One son, three daughters, twenty-nine grandchildren and six great-grand-children survive him.
    From The Parker Message, Oct. 8, 1909

A.D. Reed was born in Whitley county, Ky., January 10, 1826, and with his parents moved to Jackson county, Missouri, about 3 1/2 miles west of Independence, where he grew to manhood, and was there married in 1845 to Miss Millie Inman. They made their home in Jackson county until 1849 when they moved to Crofford county, Ill., living there till 1856, and moved back to Jackson county, Mo., where they remained until the year 1860, and moved to Johnson county, Kansas. There the wife died in 1863. In the course of time he was married again, Miss Belzora Ramey of Johnson county being his bride. Soon after marriage they moved to Miami county, Kansas, where they lived until death of the wife separated them in the year 1891. He remarried in 1894 to Hannah B. Johns, then removed to Garfield county, Okla., where they resided nine years, and in 1903 moved back to Franklin county, Kansas near Princeton. After eight years residence there he came in 1911 to make his home with his daughter, Mrs. Milton Reed, living west of Gridley, where he remained until God saw fit to remove him from this  life, December 29, 1911 at the age of 85 years, 11 months and 19 days. He died as he had lived, trusting in his God. He was the father of fourteen children, seven by his first wife and seven by his second, and is survived by his third wife and six children, twenty-nine grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild, making in all fifty-eight children, who with his brother M. A. Reed living south of town and a host of other relatives and friends will mourn his loss. The funeral services were held at the Gravel Hill school house west of here Sunday, December 31st, at 2 p.m. and the sermon preached by Rev. J. L. Whitney, of Neosho Falls. The body was taken to his former home near Princeton and interred near the last resting place of his second wife.

from the Gridley Light, 12 Jan 1912, Gridley, Kansas


    After a lingering illness for several months, J M PRIEST departed this life at his home in west Greenleaf, at 3:05 p.m. Sunday, November 30th. Funeral services were conducted by Elder EVANS at the Christian church Monday afternoon and interment was made at Mt James Cemetery.
    J M PRIEST was born at Wellsburg, Brooke county, West Virginia, August 21, 1830 and was 83 years, 3 months and 1 day old.
    He was united in marriage to Mary Jane ALLEN, March 30, 1856. To this union, five sons and four daughters were born, and of the number, the sons and two of the daughters are still living - one dying in infancy and one at maturity. He leaves also his wife and one sister, Mrs. Eliza INMAN, who were with him when he passed away. The sister is the last one left of his family.
    Mr. PRIEST came to Kansas in 1869, and has lived here ever since, with the exception of one year spent in Texas.
    He joined the Christian Church at the age of seventeen, and remained faithful until the end. He was a kind old man, beloved by all who knew him. He was a kind husband and indulgent father. May he rest in peace.


    We desire to thank the many neighbors and friends for their loving aid and sympathy extended us in a time of need.

Mrs. J M PRIEST and children.

The Greenleaf Sentinel, Greenleaf, Kansas, Thursday, December 4, 1913

Neosho, Kansas, August 30, 1917 from The Neosho Falls Post newspaper


    Elizabeth Inman was born in Ohio, Feb. 4, 1828, where she grew to womanhood and later moved with her parents to Indiana where she was united in marriage to Solomon Geyer Jan. 11, 1853.
    To this union were born four children three boys and one girl. Jacob who resides in Washington, Samuel of North Dakota, Eli of Bronson, Kans., and Elvira Dix of Piqua, Kans. She is survived by two brothers in Indiana, one brother and one sister at Moran, Kansas. The family moved to Missouri where her husband died in 1862.
    She and her children moved to Woodson county in 1874, locating in Neosho Fall, Kansas.
    She died Aug. 22nd 1917 at the age of 89 years six months and 18 days. Funeral services were conducted at the M. E. church at Piqua Friday Aug. 24th at 2 P.M. by Elder M. P. Preston of Iowa and the remains were laid to rest in the Piqua cemetery.
    Those who attended the funeral from a distance were her sister Mrs. Mary Waters and two daughters of Moran, Fred Geyer, a grandson of Bronson and Mrs. G. W. Anderson and two daughters of Shaw.

From the August 30, 1917 copy of The Neosho Falls Post.

    Elizabeth Inman was born in Ohio, Feb. 4, 1828, where she grew to womanhood and later moved with her parents to Indiana where she was united in marriage to Solomon Geyer Jan. 11, 1853.
    To this union was born four children, three boys and one girl. Jacob, who resides in Washington, Samuel of North Dakota, Eli of Bronson, Kans., and  Elvira Dix of Piqua, Kans. She is survived by two brothers in Indiana, one brother and one sister at Moran, Kansas.
    The family moved to Missouri where her husband died in 1862.
    She and her children moved to Woodson county in 1874, locating in Neosho Falls, Kans.
    She died Aug. 22nd 1917 at the age of 89 years six months and 18 days. Funeral services were conducted at the M. E. church at Piqua Friday Aug. 24th at 2 P. M. by Elder M. P. Preston of Iowa and the remains were laid to rest in the Piqua cemetery.
    Those who attended the funeral from a distance were her sister Mrs. Mary Waters and two daughters of Moran, Fred Geyer, a grandson of Bronson and Mrs. G. W. Anderson and two daughters of Shaw.

James A. Vaughan
JAMES A. VAUGHAN, M. D. During his long and active career as a physician Doctor Vaughan has spent his most useful and profitable years in the State of Kansas. For more than ten years he has practiced successfully in Mound Valley in Labette County.
    Though most of his early years were spent in Southwest Missouri, Doctor Vaughan was born in Benton County, Arkansas, October 21, 1868. He is of English stock, and his great-grandfather came over from England and settled in Tennessee in the early days. His father, G. W. Vaughan, was born in Illinois in 1843, was reared in Arkansas, where his parents had located in Benton County as early as 1845. G. W. Vaughan after the Civil war broke out entered the service of the Confederate army and served for three years, reaching the rank of lieutenant. He was in many battles and campaigns, fought at Pea Ridge, Arkansas, and was one of the gallant defenders of the Mississippi stronghold at Vicksburg until its fall. Since the war he has followed farming all his life, and in the year that R. B. Hayes was elected President of the United States, in 1876, he moved to Creighton in Cass County, Missouri, where he still resides, being now retired. He is a democrat and a member of the Baptist Church. G. W. Vaughan married Louise Neil, who was born in Tennessee in 1844. Their children are: Dr. James A.; William, who is a physician by training but spends his time in travel; Leona, who resides at Boulder, Colorado, the widow of John Coe, who was a dentist; John, a mail carrier at Creighton, Missouri; and Mrs. Dollie Samuels, who lives in Kansas City, Missouri, where her husband is on the police force.
    Doctor Vaughan was reared on his father's farm in Southwest Missouri. He attended the public schools of that state, and secured his medical education in Kansas City. For one year he was in the medical department of the Kansas University, and then two years in the Kansas City Medical College. He graduated M. D. in 1892, and the subsequent quarter of a century has been spent in active practice. For two months he was located at Dayton, Missouri, for a similar time at Seligman, Missouri, and then came to Kansas. For seven years Doctor Vaughan practiced at Neodesha, one year at Cherryvale, at Angola four years, and since 1905 has been successfully located at Mound Valley. He has a general medical and surgical practice, and has offices on Commercial Street. He is now serving as county health officer of that county, and is United States pension examining physician. He is prominent in medical circles in that part of Kansas, is now vice president of the Labette County Medical Society, and also belongs to the State and Southwestern Medical societies.
    Doctor Vaughan is a democrat in politics. He owns a residence on Hickory Street in Mound Valley. April 20, 1899, at Cherryvale he married Miss Artie Inman, who came from Indiana. They are the parents of three children. Christine, who was born March 25, 1900, and is now a sophomore in the Parsons High School; Leona, born June 2, 1911; and Delma Aldis, born July 28, 1915.

Transcribed from volume 4, page 2148 of A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley

Eugene Inman, aged 72 years, died at his home in Osawatomie, Kansas, Sunday morning, October 26, 1924. He had been in poor health for a number of years, but was not taken to his bed until a few years ago. Mr. Inman had been a resident of Osawatomie four years, moving there from a farm near Waverly, Kansas in 1920. Besides his widow, the decedent is survived by nine children. William lives in Oklahoma; David, Peter and sister, Anna, at Bucklin, Kansas; Elmer Inman and Mrs. Della Swank are residents of Buffalo, Oklahoma; Joseph is on a farm, near Waverly, and Mrs. Fannie Latimer and Mrs. Florence Bussell live in Osawatomie. Will and Zack, brothers of the deceased, reside in the state of Washington, and another brother, Israel, is in California. Mr. Inman leaves two sisters- Mrs. Caleb Cook, of Seattle, Washington, and Mrs. Ida Ranney, widow of the late J. P. Ranney of Osawatomie township. Burial took place in the Paola cemetery last Wednesday afternoon.

Source: Unknown.

    David Witchson Inman, son of Eugene and Judith Inman was born July 22,1877 in Miami County Kansas near Osawatomie. He passed away at Murry Hospital in Dodge City early Wednesday Morning April 30th 1947.
    Maggie Griffin, who became his childhood sweetheart, then in 1904 she became his wife whom he loved and was much devoted too, all his life. In 1911, Mr. and Mrs. Inman decided to move west, going into Colorado for six month and back to Kansas in the latter part of that year to build themselves a home southeast of Bucklin.
    To this union was born four daughters the two older ones having come to brighten their home while they lived in eastern Kansas, and the two younger ones were born the farm south of Bucklin.
    Dave as he was known by all who knew him, was a home loving body loved his farm and his cattle. His wife and daughters were always first and foremost in his mind and life. He is survived by his wife and four daughters. Esther Unruh-Garden City, Stella Miller-Mullinville, Irene Woolery-Bucklin, Inez Pitts-Dodge City. Two brothers, Joe Inman-Burlington KS, Pete Inman-Pogosa Spring, CO. Three sisters, Mrs. Fannie Latimer-Osawatomie, Mrs. Florence Bussel-California, Mrs. Anna McHugh-Dodge City. And 12 grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Fine neighbors and friends.
    All thru his suffering he realized there was a higher power, one to whom he prayed for relief of pain knowing his prayer would be answered and he sang gospel songs of praise to his God.

Source: Unknown

R. C. Inman Dies in New Orleans

    Word has been received here of the death of Revy Carl Inman, 52, former Wichiton, in New Orleans, La.
    An insurance agent, Inman had lived in Wichita for 30 years prior to leaving in 1930. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
    He is survived by his wife Beulah, two sons, Raymond of 2523 Jackson and Gerald of San Antonio, Texas and a brother, Charles Inman of Camp Bidawce.
    Funeral services will be announced by the Byro-Snodgrass Funeral Home.

The Wichita Beacon, Saturday, Sept. 16, 1950

    Maggie May Griffin borned at Waverly Kan Dec 24,1884 passed away at the Kiowa Co. Memorial Hospital Nov 1, 1951 at the age of 66yrs, 10 months and 6 days old. Her mother passed away when she was very young, although she was reared in a good Christian home by her father & stepmother. Her main desire was to be a good mother to her children and to always have her children near her. You could feel her kind tender motherly love to all who knew her. In Jan 20 (everything else says 22) 1904 she married David W. Inman and to this union 4 daughters were born who survive her. Her husband passed away 4yrs ago. Her early life was spent around Waverly, Ks and In 1911 with her family came to Bucklin, Ks where her present home was bought in Kiowa. Her sickness began last Dec. She suffered much during her long illness always looking to her savior for comfort. This being her last words "Lord I am coming". Her family & friends she will be greatly missed by. She is survived by her 1/2 brother Alva Griffin of Walla, Walla Washington, four daughters Mrs. Esther Unruh of Garden City Ks, Mrs. Stella Miller, Mullinville, Ks, Mrs. Irene Woolrey, Bucklin, Ks, Mrs. Inez Pitts of Kansas City, Mo, 12 grandchildren & one great grandchild.

Source: Unknown

Joseph H. Seitz

    ELLSWORTH - Services for Joseph H. Seitz, 65-year-old owner of a drug store bearing his name and a longtime Ellsworth pharmacist, will be Monday at 11 a.m. from the Church of the Holy Apostles with the Rev. Peter Francis officiating and burial in Ellsworth Cemetery.
    Seitz died Friday at the Ellsworth County Hospital. A native of Ellsworth County, he was long associated with his father Hans in the drug business. Seitz was a member of the American Legion, Masonic Lodge and the Salina Shrine.
    Surviving are the widow Eva; two sons, Dr. Joe E., Ellsworth; a brother, John, Ellsworth; a sister, Mrs. Harold Hoag, Tampa, Fla., and five grandchildren.

Source - Great Bend Tribune, Great Bend, KS - Sunday, Nov. 19, 1961.

Fred N. Taylor

Fred N. Taylor, 85 of 1225 East A, died Tuesday after an illness of one month. Born Feb. 6, 1880. In Eureka, Nevada, he married Grace Inman on June 6 1902, (newspaper error, married on the June 12, 1902) Dover, OK. They moved to Hutchinson in 1917 from Anthony, KS. He was a retired electrical contractor. Survivors: the widow, of the home; daughters Mrs. Roy W Burch, 1801 North Plum; Mrs. A. F. Hoefer, 604 West 24th; Mrs. Edward H Allen, Chase; nine grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Source: Hutchinson News, June 15, 1965

Mrs. Fred N. Taylor

Mrs. Grace Taylor, 87 formerly of 1225 East A, died Tuesday February 24th 1970, morning at Broadacres after a five year illness. She was born March 4, 1882. She married Fred N. Taylor, June 12, 1902, at Dover, Oklahoma. They moved to Hutchinson from Anthony, KS in 1917. Mrs. Taylor was a member of the Anthony Christian church. Survivors are daughter, Mrs. Roy W Burch, 1801 North Plum, Mrs. Tom Campbell, 3329th Parkway, Mrs. Ed Allen, Red Feathers Lake, Colorado, and nine grandchildren.

Funeral for Mrs. Grace Taylor, 87, formerly of 1225 East A, who died Tuesday, will be buried 4 P.M. Thursday, Elliott chapel, with Rev. Gayle Fischer speaking. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at Elliott chapel until 10 P.M. Tuesday.

Source: Hutchinson News evening edition. Wednesday Feb. 25, 1970

SOURCE: Obituary, Kansas Newspaper, 18 APR 1982

L. R. Willey Sr. Dies At AMCI

    Services for Leo Ray Willey Sr., 72, 1221 Custer Lane, will be at 2 p .m. tomorrow at the Dunsford Funeral Home.
    Rev. David Cushing will officiate and burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery.
    He died Saturday at the Augusta Medical Complex.
    His survivors include his wife, Viola Willey; sons, Leo Willey Jr., of Wichita and Richard Willey of Los Angeles, Calif.; two daughters, Wyanna Casper of Augusta and Leola Fitzpatrick of Rochester, Wis.; sisters, Edna Maupin of Denver, Colo., Lottie Harrison of Shell Knob, Mo., and Lena Wayt of Prior, Okla.; 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
    A daughter, Connie Boman, and a sister, Bernice Howard, preceded him in death.

    Mary Etta Petersen, 85, of 711 South Belmont, died Thursday. Service 10 a.m. Monday, Downing and Lahey mortuary.
    Survivors - sons, Thomas of Newton, Kenneth of Wichita; brother, Alex Inman of Reydon, Okla.; sisters Connie Conrad of Fort Worth, Texas, Vera Stranahan Vardaman of Wichita, Genevieve Estes of Hugo, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren. Memorial had been established with Metropolitan Baptist Church.

From cemetery records. 1984



    Hard work and campaigning for one community project or another are nothing new to the woman selected as Baxter Springs' Miss Pioneer for Cowtown Days this year. In fact, some might say that 85-year-old Emma Moore, who barely stands five feet high and weighs about 100 pounds, has the spirit and drive of a modern-day Carrie Nation.
    Among her more recent endeavors, Mrs. Moore has stumped to arouse interest in a senior citizen housing project; to save and repair the Youth Center, the very building which many years ago she helped others establish as a center for the youth; to get Meals on Wheels started here; and to help secure a transportation van for senior citizens under the SEK-CAP program.
    Her latest campaign is to have the Youth Center listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
    "I've been talking to a lot of old-timers to gather information on the Youth Center - but there aren't too many of us around anymore. And I've been trying to do too much lately. I'm going to have to let up - at least until after Cowtown Days," Mrs. Moore said after a morning of canning beets.
At 85, Emma still runs circles around people 50 years her junior.
    The Rolla, Mo. native was born Jan. 25, 1894, as the middle child in a family of 12. "There are only three of us left now - me and two sisters, Oshie Penhall (sp) and Faye Buye (sp), of Miami.
    "We lived on a farm and canned all of our own food. My father was a real farmer and he knew how to save food. We hardly ever bought anything at the store but sugar and coffee. Momma canned and dried fruit and we produced our own meat."
    Emma's first view of Baxter Springs was during her yeras as a teenager when her family moved to Miami.
    "We came through Baxter Springs in two covered wagons. My mom and dad were in one and my brother and I in the other, and part of the younger kids were in each wagon. We stopped at this old Youth Center. It was a livery stable then. There was a blacksmith shop across the street and dad had to get the horses shod.
    "We camped just out of Commerce that night at the old Klu Klux Klan place. That was a terribly hot summer and water was scarce. Then we came on through Miami and, oh, Miami didn't look anything at all like it does now. Neither did Baxter Springs. I just can't describe Baxter - but it was really tough.
    "I did my courting in horse and buggy days and had a lot of fun as I grew up. And I still do.
    "I attended the last teachers' normal that Miami ever had and taught two terms in Oklahoma. I got my teachers' certificate in 1912 and taught one year in Greenbriar and one year in Commerce."
    She married Lon I. Moore in Miami in 1914.
    "We came to Baxter Springs in 1929 and first had a filling station. We settled on the same corner that I'm on right now. I've got the same house, same telephone number and same address we had in 1929.
    "When we first moved here, my husband was sick and couldn't do much but supervise. I operated the pump - an old hand pump. Then we made enough money to get an electric pump.
    "Around '30 or '31 we turned it into a sandwich shop. At first I sold fried chicken sandwiches and a drink for 25 cents. Then we put in an ice cream freezer and had frosted malts, put in a nickelodeon and kids would come and dance. It was mostly a kids' hangout.
    "I feel like I helped raise a lot of kids other than my own. Ivan Chubb said the other day he remembered when they used to come in and watch their girls dance there."
    Eventually the business became a doughnut shop which they operated until Lon's death in 1971, nine years after their Golden Wedding Anniversary.
    Since then, Emma has been involved in one community project after another, keeps up church and senior citizen functions, quilts, and cans.
    "On these hot days though I take a little time to rest in the heat of the afternoon and watch soap operas.
    "I have had a wonderful life, and I've had plenty of rough spots too, but I've learned to do the best you can with what you have and not to be wasteful. It breaks my heart to see anything wasted."

The Baxter Springs (Kansas) Citizen - July 26, 1979


    Funeral services for Emma Moore, 92, 116 E. 17th, were held at 11 a.m. today at Abbott Funeral Home. Rev. Joe Samuels officiated and burial was in Osborne Memorial Cemetery, Joplin. She died at 8:41 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., where she had been a patient one day.
    Mrs. Moore was born Jan. 25, 1894, near Rolla, Mo. She moved to Baxter Springs from North Miami, Okla., in 1929. She was a member of the First Christian Church. She had served as a Sunday School teacher at the Miami First Christian Church. She was also a member of the IOOF Auxiliary.
    She and her husband owned and operated a service station, cafe and donut shop for many years in Baxter Springs. She was Miss Pioneer during the 1979 Cowtown Days. She married Lon Moore on Jan. 25, 1914, at Miami. He preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 1971.
    Surviving are a daughter, (living), Baxter Springs; two sisters, Osie A. Brimhall, Miami, and Faye A. Beurgey, Houston, Texas; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

The Baxter Springs (Kansas) Citizen - January 12, 1987, Page 8



    Dwight T. Inmon, 7, Liberal, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 1991 at HCA Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.
    He was born Oct. 7, 1983 at Liberal to Mickey Lee and Nancy Jo Fetsch Inmon.
    He was a member of the St. Anthony Catholic Church and enrolled in the first grade at St. Anthony Catholic School. He was involved in T-Ball, bitty basketball and church activities.
    In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, John and Andrew of the home; and grandparents, Homer and Clarice Inmon, Hardesty, and Elizabeth Fetsch, Liberal.
    Vigil services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today at St. Anthony Catholic Church.
    Funeral Mass will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday at St. Anthony Catholic Church by the Rev. Mario Islas, the Rev. Henry Hildebrandt and the Rev. Jim Sheehan.
    Friends may call from 1 to 4:30 p.m. today at Miller Mortuary or 5 to 9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to noon Monday at the church.
    Interment will be at Restlawn Memorial Gardens.
    The family suggests memorials to the St. Anthony Catholic School Endowment Fund, 1510 N. Calhoun, or left at the mortuary.

Olive S. Pennington Hoefer Campbell, 90 died June 12, 1995, at the Kansas Masonic home, Wichita. She was born Dec. 29, 1904, at Dover OK. The daughter of Fred and Grace Inman Taylor. She was a longtime Hutchinson resident before moving to Wichita in 1979. She was a member the First Presbyterian Church and the Silver Leaf Chapter # 464 order of Eastern Star, both at Hutchinson. Survivors include, a son Donald L. Pennington, Reno NV. a daughter, Margaret A. Moore, Wichita, KS. 10 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. Grave side service will be at 11:30 A.M. Thursday at Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson, with Rev. Judith Steele presiding. Friends may call from 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. today and 9 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. Thursday at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Kansas Masonic home in care of the mortuary.

Source: Hutchinson News, June 14, 1995

Carrold Welch Pitts: June 5, 1917- May 11, 1999

    Carrold Welch (C. W.) Pitts, 81 died May 11, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.
He was born June 5, 1917, in St. John, Kansas, the son of Fred and Jessie Welch Pitts. He graduated from Mullinville, Kansas High School in 1936. During World War II he served in the United States Navy.
Carrold worked as a professional welder and was a member of Operating Engineers Union 101 for over 40 years. He was a resident of Sugar Creek, Missouri, until his retirement when he moved to Versailles, Missouri. Five years ago he made his home near Sedalia, Missouri.
Carrold appreciated horses and took pride in training and riding horses throughout his entire life. He enjoyed playing cards and taught all of his children, most of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren to play. He participated in competitive game-cock exhibitions and was active politically in the preservation of this ancient sport.
Survivors included: his wife, Inez (Inman) Pitts, to whom Carrold was married for sixty for sixty years; a daughter, Linda, and her husband Larry Steiner of Leawood, Kansas; a son, Mike Pitts and his wife, Shirley of Columbia, Missouri; three sisters, Muriel Robertson of Provo, Utah, Jo Ann Chelf of Houston, Texas and Nell Johnson of Greensburg, Kansas; nine grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.
At his request, his body was donated for medical research through the University of Kansas. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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    EMPORIA (KS) -- Services will be at 10am Wednesday in the patio garden at Memorial Lawn Cemetery here for E. Joan Seale, 97, Emporia, who died Friday, Oct 22, 1999, at an Emporia hospital.
    She was born Apr 21, 1902 in Missouri, to John Wesley and Francis Pope Inman. She was a bookkeeper for the 7-Up Bottling Co in Emporia before she retired in 1970. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and a life member of the Lyon County Humane Society, both in Emporia. 
    She married Allen B. Seale on Mar 23, 1942, in Clovis, NM. He died July 7, 1992.         Survivors include a nephew, Glenn Crews, Buchanan, TX; and nieces, Kathleen Litton, Wilmette, IL, Linda Koehler, San Antonio, (TX), Margaret Ann McDavid, Mesa, AZ, and Audrey Wendel, Amarillo, TX, Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Emporia. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church in Emporia 66801. Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home in Emporia is in charge of arrangements.

Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal on 26 Oct 1999.

Meda W. Whittington

    JOHNSON CITY - Funeral for Meda W. Whittington, 91, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fields Memorial Wesleyan Church, Johnson City, with the Rev. Dave Kaufmann officiating. Burial will follow in Stanton County Cemetery, Johnson City. 
    Whittington died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000, at Stanton County Hospital in Johnson City. 
    She was born May 24, 1909, at Meg, Ark., the daughter of Charles and Emma (Inman) Hall. 
    On Aug. 13, 1925, she married A. E. Whittington at Cecil, Ark. They moved to Johnson City in 1946 so he could pastor at Pilgrim Holiness Church. They moved several years later and served at a number of churches in Kansas before returning to Johnson City to retire in 1962. 
    Whittington had worked at the Stanton County Hospital in the laundry and dietary departments, and was a member of Fields Memorial Wesleyan Church. A licensed minister, she had been a Sunday School teacher for more than 50 years. 
    She is survived by a son, Erman Whittington, Alton, Mo.; three daughters, Ruth Armstrong, Ulysses, Vivian Fisher, Johnson City, and Glenda McVey, Balko, Okla.; two sisters, Lois Burton, Branch, Ark., and Lillian Mayfield, Fort Smith, Ark.; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Her husband died in 1969. She was also preceded in death by a son, Enid Whittington; four brothers; and one great-grandson. 
    Visitation hours are until 8 tonight at Garnand Funeral Home, Johnson City. Memorials are suggested to the Stanton County Long Term Care Unit (Equipment Fund), in care of the funeral home, 605 W. North Ave., Johnson City, KS 67855. 

The Garden City Telegram online - Wednesday, December 27, 2000


    SEDAN, Kan. - Garold F. “Red” Raymon, 77, of Sedan, Kan. died Sunday night, April 25, 2004, at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Okla.
    He was born Dec. 21, 1926 at Barnsdall, Okla. to Gilbert Franklin and Elizabeth (Hohenstein) Raymon. He grew up and attended school in Barnsdall. He moved to rural Sedan with his family in 1945.
    He was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Army.
    In 1953, he married Una Mae Savage at Sedan. They were later divorced.
    On Aug. 11, 1979, he married Iva Jean (Sneed) Stamper at Sedan. She survives at the home in Sedan.
    Red was employed by Koch Industries as a welder. He retired in January 1992 after 30 years of employment.
    He attended the First United Methodist Church in Sedan and was a member of V.F.W. Post #6373 in Sedan.
    Survivors include his wife, Iva Jean, of the home; three sons, Jim Raymon, Wichita, Jeff Raymon, Mulvane and Alan Raymon, Saleth, Ore.; three daughters, Cindy Raymon, Carlsbad, Calif., Diana Powers, Monterey, Calif., and Donna Miller, Tonganoxie, Kan.; 10 stepchildren; one brother, Joe Raymon, Skiatook, Okla.; two sisters, Lois Cease and Naomi Inman, both of Tulsa, Okla.; 36 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Raylene Shelton; one brother, James A. Raymon; and one sister, Rhoda M. Head.
    Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 29, 2004, at the First United Methodist Church in Sedan with Rev. Jerry Bever, pastor and Rev. Dois Nix officiating. Burial will be in Riley Cemetery east of Sedan.
    Friends may call on Wednesday from 9:00 am. to 9:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan.
    The family suggests memorials to the First United Methodist Church in Sedan and contributions may be left with the funeral home.

Sedan Times-Star - April 28, 2004

Conkle, Margaret

    Former Burlington resident Margaret Conkle, 61, died Monday, April 19, 2004, at her home in Chanute.
    The daughter of John Leo and Mae Merewether Hoag, she was born Nov. 24, 1942, in Yates Center. She graduated from Yates Center High School in 1960:
    She married Verlin Ray Conkle on Aug. 11, 1976, in El Dorado. They lived northwest of Burlington until they moved to Chanute in 2001. He survives.
    In 1963, Mrs. Conkle moved to Burlington, where she was, for several years, an owner of the Wagon Wheel Restaurant. Later, she worked at the cafe at the Coffey County Sales Barn, for Hess' Station north of Burlington and at Casey's. Earlier, she worked in various restaurants in the area.
    Mrs. Conkle is also survived by two daughters, Susie Tatman of Elmdale and Jo Skillman of Burlington; two sons, Josh Inman of Burlington and Verlin Conkle of Miami, Okla.; a sister, Joyce Slater of Yates Center; a brother, Don Hoag of Springdale, Ark.; and seven grandchildren.
    The service was April 21, 2004, in Key West Cemetery, east of Lebo. Memorial contributions to 'horizon Hospice of Chanute may be sent in care of Jones Funeral Home, Box 277, Burlington, KS 66839.

Chase County Leader News, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, Apr 29 2004

Louis C. Inman

    Services for Louis Inman, 88, De Soto, will be Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. at De Soto United Methodist Church, 8760 Kill Creek Road, De Soto. Burial will be in Olathe Memorial Gardens, Olathe.
    Mr. Inman died Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Olathe Medical Center.
    Louis was born Aug. 11, 1913, in Nixa, Mo. He moved to the Kansas City-Overland Park area in 1949. He married Ava Bolin in 1935, and retired from Bendix Corp. He enjoyed his garden, western movies, and novels.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Ava in February 2001, and a son, Ronald Inman.
    Survivors include one daughter, Wanda, De Soto; three sons, J.D. Inman, Topeka, and Larry Inman and Rick Inman, both of De Soto; one sister, Jewel Cannady, Springfield, Mo; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and two great-great- grandchildren.
    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to De Soto United Methodist Church or a charity of choice.

DeSoto Explorer, The - Wednesday, November 14, 2001

Bessie L. Inman

    Bessie L. Inman, 96, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community.

The Manhattan Mercury - Published February 26, 2004

Daisy B. Inman

    Leavenworth - Services for Daisy B. Inman, 87, Leavenworth, were Tuesday at Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home, Leavenworth. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Cemetery.
    Mrs. Inman died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005, at her home.
    She was born July 13, 1918, in Vincennes, Iowa, the daughter of Otto F. and Mary (Jackson) Kempes.
    She married Joseph O. Inman in Keokuk, Iowa. He died Aug. 5, 1974.
    Mrs. Inman was a personal home care attendant for many years, and she previously worked as a motel manager in Seaside, Calif., and as a seamstress.
    She attended Jarbalo United Methodist Church and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
    Survivors include her daughter, Judie D. Zielinski, Easton; a brother, Thomas Kempkes, Carthage, Ill., a sister, Betty Parsons, Hurst, Texas; five grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
    A son, Sidney L. 'Bud' Stringer, also died earlier.

Lansing Current, Tuesday, September 13, 2005

    Dorothy Jean Hawks, 82, Norton, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, at Norton County Hospital, Norton. She was born Jan. 23, 1923, in Norton to Robert and Grace (Sidman) Schulze. She graduated from Norton Community High School. She married Dwayne H. Hawks on July 31, 1946. He preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 1967. She worked as secretary for the county school superintendent and later for Southwestern Bell Telephone as an operator. Survivors include a son, Roger Hawks, Amarillo, Texas; two daughters, Judy Moppin, Norton and Melba Engel, Beatrice, Neb.; a brother, Glenn Schulze, Norton; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two grandsons.
    Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Enfield Funeral Home, 215 W. Main, Norton; burial in Mount Hope Cemetery, Almena.
    Visitation will be from 3 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Norton Senior Center or the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.
- FindAGrave.com

Inman, Jonathan H.

    Jonathan Hugh Inman, 51, of Riverside, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at North Kansas City Hospital. Visitation will be held Friday April 7, 2006 from 6 to 8 p.m. at D. W. Newcomer's Sons White Chapel, 6600 NE Antioch Road, Gladstone. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at White Chapel with entombment in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. The family has suggested memorials to The Boy Scouts of America, Tribe Mic-OSay. Born August 20, 1954 in Kansas City, he was the son of Hugh and Connie (Shields) Inman. He is survived by his parents of Kansas City; a daughter, Sasha Brink of Paola, Kansas; one sister, Ellen Kauffman and her husband, Robby of Kansas City; one brother, David Inman and wife, Jennifer of Newnan, Georgia; one niece, four nephews and several aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his grandparents. Jonathan had been employed as a Clerk for the Social Security Administration for several years. He was involved in the Boy Scouts of America and had served as assistant scout master for the Tribe Mic-O-Say and his tribal name was "Least Swift Diving Owl". He was a member of the Faubion United Methodist Church. (Arrangements D.W. Newcomer's White Chapel, 816452-8419.)

Published in the Kansas City Star on 4/6/2006.

Inman, Harold M.

    Harold M. Inman, 79, KCMO, passed away Sunday February 5, 2006 at home. Funeral services 1 p.m. Wednesday February 8, at Charter Funeral Northland Chapel 77 NE 72nd St. Burial Leavenworth National Cemetery. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel. He was born January 9, 1927 in California, MO. Preceded in death by 3 grandchildren and one son. Survivors include his wife Louise Inman of 54 years, daughter Linda (Freddie) Clopton, son, Michael Inman, daughter, Pamela Harth, daughter-in-law Linda Inman, daughter, Beverly Inman, daughter, Mary Inman; 7 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and sisters Pauline Kelly and Betty Rose Lupercio. (Arr: Charter Funerals)

Published in the Kansas City Star on 2/7/2006.

Glen Berry Inman

    Glen Berry Inman, 66, Peculiar, MO, died Sun., Sept. 10, 2006 at Cass Med. Center. Services 2 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 14 at Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville. Burial in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel. (Arr: Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville, MO, 816-380-3268).

Published in the Kansas City Star on 9/12/2006.

Glen Berry Inman Sept. 8, 1940 - Sept. 10, 2006

    Glen Berry Inman, 66, Peculiar, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006, at his home.
    He was born Sept. 8, 1940, in Prairie Grove, Ark., the son of Lonzo Berry and Ethel (Ledbetter)
Inman. Feb. 24, 1962, he married Leta Laverne Wall in Arkansas. He moved to Kansas City in 1962 and moved to Peculiar in 1976.
Inman worked for General Motors, retiring in 1994. He was a member of the Church of God.
    Preceding him in death were his parents; a son, David Dean
Inman; and his only sibling, Virgil Inman, May 2006.
    Surviving are his wife, Leta
Inman, of the home; two sons, Charles Glen Inman and his wife, Teresa, Peculiar, and Paul Glyndon Inman and his wife, Jody, Freeman; a daughter, Glenetta Lynn Carpenter and her husband, Mark, Peculiar; seven grandchildren, Lynnetta, David, Martin and Karyn Carpenter, Amber and Kevin Inman and Nick Jacobs and wife, Angela; nieces and nephews; and extended family, the Paul Cole children and Gertrude Lounds.
    Honorary casket bearers were Bill Day, Jim Wall, Ted Bock, Larry Cantrell, Kyle Tremblay, Vern Garrison, Harold Holman, Curtis Williams, J.C. Parson and Garold McMillian.
    Casket bearers were David Carpenter, Martin Carpenter, Nick Jacobs, Gary
Inman, Earl Lyman, Garen McMillian and Kevin Inman.
Services were Sept. 14 at the Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville, with Brother Larry Abbott, Brother Ed Wilson, Brother Clifford Cole and Sister Marsha Corteway officiating. Music was provided by the Cole Quartet.
    Burial was in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Cass County, The (Sep/22/2006)

Inman, Margaret G.

    Margaret G. Inman, 87, Lee's Summit MO., passed away November 9, 2006 at the John Knox Care Center. Margaret was born June 24, 1919 in Spadra, Arkansas, to Hardy and Myrtle (Duncan) Young. She was one of ten children. Most of her adult life was spent in the Kansas City area with stints in California and other places. Margaret is survived by a sister, Camilla Lovell of Raytown, MO and a brother Charles Young of Olathe, KS. Also surviving her are several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Verle Inman, two sisters; Faye Snell and June Pippin, and five brothers Eugene, John, Boyd, Howard, and Robert Young. A visitation is planned for Monday, November 13, 2006 at Missouri Funeral Care, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd. Raytown, MO 64133 at 10AM with funeral services to follow at 11. Interment will be at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Weston, MO at 2PM on Monday. (Arr: Missouri Funeral Care 816-353-1700)

Published in the Kansas City Star on 11/11/2006.

NORTON -- Florence Melvina Conard, 88, Norton, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2007.
Mrs. Conard was born Florence Melvina Inman on May 25, 1919, in Norton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen A., in 2001; and a grandchild.
Survivors include a son, Elvin of Almena; a daughter, Susan Carlisle of Coldwater; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Enfield Funeral Home, 215 W. Main, Norton. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Almena.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Services of Norton County.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
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