Honoring Burrton's Pioneers & Settlers

  Submissions Welcome - BurrtonNews@gmail.com



Carey, Peter & Susan.  Peter Carey enlisted as private in Co K 47th Indiana in October 1861, promoted to second Lieutenant, served four years, was in the following engagements:  New Madrid, Island No 10, Riddles Point, Mobile, Fort Blakly, Fort Pillow, Brazier City, Manwille, Alexandria, Magnolia Hill, Champion Hills, Jackson, and South Charles.  Was wounded in the right hand in Champion Hills.   (Our Old Soldiers, written by A. Perry, G.A.R., published in the Burrton Monitor, Friday February 3, 1882.  Page 2).  Peter Carey was born April 21, 1839 and died January 10, 1906.  He was married to Susan A. Carey (July 30, 1840 - Jun 28, 1929).  They are buried together in the Burrton Cemetery, Lot 1 Block 147, Graves 1 & 4.


Carter, Geneva (Hensley).  (Obituary).  Geneva Laurene Carter, 81, died Nov. 27, 2002, at Hospice Residential Care Center, Hutchinson. She was born on March 2, 1921, at Burrton, the daughter of Lawrence and Bell Womack Hensley. She was aBUR 0188.jpg resident of Hutchinson most of her life, growing up in Burrton. She was a graduate of Burrton High School. She was a homemaker most of her life, also managing Virginia's Clothing Store, Hutchinson, retiring in 1985. On Dec. 31, 1939, she married Albert E. Carter at Hutchinson. He died on Dec. 24, 1995. Survivors include: a son, Douglas Carter, Wichita, a daughter, Bonnie Rivello, Hutchinson; a sister, Rosa Lee Welles, Wichita; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: a daughter, Janice Elliott; two sisters, Virginia Boyce, and Violet Rhorer; and one granddaughter, Susan Elliott. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Burrton City Cemetery with Pastor Darryl Peterson presiding. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today and Sunday at Johnson and Sons Funeral Home and Crematory, Hutchinson. Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Reno County in care of the funeral home.

Castor Castor, Erple.  Erple Estelle (Weaver) Castor, 88, died June 6, 2009. She was born July 13, 1920 in Okfuskee, Okla., the daughter of James L. and Gertrude R. (Meredith) Weaver. She grew up in Okfuskee and Nuyaka area, and graduated from Nuyaka High School. On Aug. 19, 1939, she married Charles W. Castor in Chandler, Okla. Survivors include: daughters, Charlene Rathbun and husband Art, Natoma, Sue Paget, Waldo, Judy Snow and husband Phillip, Shulter, Okla., and Karren Critchfield and husband Terry, Burrton; son, Kevin and wife Laurie, Hutchinson; sister, Geraldean Brimer, Jenks, Okla.; brother, Ammon Weaver, Mounds, Okla.; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Charles, daughter, Myrlene Brungardt, son, James Castor, three sisters, four brothers and a son-in-law. Celebration of Erple's Life was held Tuesday at Natoma United Methodist Church, Natoma. Burial took place in Natoma City Cemetery. Memorials to Burrton Housing Authority-Brigadoon, in care of Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Natoma.

Clarke, Geraldine Valeria (Obley).  (Obituary)  Geraldine Valeria Clarke, died Tuesday, December 16, 1997, at Saxtrons Residential Care Center in St. Joseph, at the age of 83 years and 10 days. Geraldine was born December 6, 1914, in Burrton, Kansas, the daughter of Everett E. and Hazel Obley. From age six she lived in Wichita, Kanas, where she graduated from North High School and attended a business college for two years. On September 21, 1926, in Topeka, Kansas, she married James Clarke. She was employed by the Boeing Aircraft Company from 1950 until early retirement in 1963. Geraldine and James were married for over 50 years and he preceded her in death on March 6, 1987. Geraldine is survived by a son, Jerry L. Rowland and wife, Mary, Lake San Marcos, California; two daughters, Kay Sparks and husband, Jerry, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Bobbie Courtney and husband, Ross, Dearborn; five grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, Geraldine was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Obley. Graveside services were held Saturday, December 20, at Drakes Chapel Cemetery in Henry County.


Collins, Darrell R.  (Obituary) Darrell R. Collins, 70, died Monday (May 14, 2007) at Newton Medical Center in Newton. He was born on May 30, 1936, in Burrton to Joseph P. and Mildred E. (Roberts) Collins. They preceded him in death. On May 28, 1955, he married Dee Ann Powell in Burrton. She survives at home. He was a retired machinist for Eaton Co. in Hutchinson. He was a member of Burrton United Methodist Church and the Machinists Union.Other survivors include sons, Mark and Linda Collins of Hutchinson, and Darren and Cathy Collins of Hutchinson; daughters, Nancy Collins, Cindy Collins and Gayle Collins, all of Burrton; sisters, Joyce Bowers of Denver and Marlys Holzrichter of Burrton; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers, J Dallas and William R. Collins; and granddaughter, Rita Snodgrass. Cremation has taken place. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Burrton Cemetery in Burrton with the Rev. Sherman Sack officiating.

Collins, Johnnie.  Jul 11, 1881 to Mar 28, 1884.  "Born on the 22nd of July, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Al. Collins. (Burrton Monitor, July 29, 1881 p. 3).  "Died - Collins.  Tuesday night, Johnnie, aged 1 year, 8 months and 3 days, son of Mr. and Mrs. Al Collins.  The little sufferer had the dreaded disease diphtheria."  (Burrton Monitor, Mar 28, 1884. P. 3).  Johnnie was the son of Albert G & H.R. Collins and is buried next to his father in Burrton Cemetery, Block 3 Lot 206 Grave 4.


Connel, Lem.  "The Monitor is in favor of enforcing all laws.  We are not well versed in law, but we are cognizant of the fact, that whenever a woman is caught in male attire she is immediately apprehended and compelled to don her proper habiliments.  A man ought to be liable to the same penalty, but it seems that in Burrton a man is a privileged character, for Lem Connel was seen on the streets yesterday morning partly dressed in female attire.  Lem is so much like a girl it would not have been discovered if it had not been for his feet protruding so far."  (The Burrton Monitor, Burrton, Kansas.  Friday, January 25, 1884.  Page 3). 


Corcoran, Lou Ann.  Lou Ann Corcoran, 54, died Oct. 27, 2009. She was born July 14, 1955, to Bart J. and Betty Lou Crandall Schoenecker. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Halstead.  On Oct. 24, 1991, she married Shaun A. Corcoran. He survives. Other survivors include: stepsons, Patrick Corcoran, Chicago, and Conor Corcoran Ft. Collins, Colo.; father, Sedgwick; brother, Eric Schoenecker and wife Karen Price, Wichita; and a step-grandchild. Cremation has taken place. Rosary will be said 7 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Halstead. Mass of the Christian Burial 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Inurnment will be in Hillside Cemetery, Sedgwick. Memorials to Caring Hands Humane Society, in care of Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead.


Corlis, John S.  J. S. Corlis enlisted as private in Co. D 2nd Michigan Cavalry, in September 1861, promoted to 1st Lieutenant.  Served four years, was in the following battles:  New Madrid, Island No 10, Hamburg, Corinth, Baldwin, Louisville, Perryville, Crab Orchard, and numerous other engagements and passed through all of them without receiving a scratch.  (Our Old Soldiers, written by A. Perry, G.A.R., published in the Burrton Monitor, Friday February 10, 1882.  Page 2).  John S. Corlis died January 4, 1896 at the age of 61 years, 9 months, 16 days, and is buried in the Burrton Cemetery, Block 3 Lot 9W.  His wife is not buried with him.

Corlis, John D. & Francis.  John D. Corlis was the son of John S. Corlis.  J.D. was married to Francis Eva Corlis.  John D. is not buried in Burrton, but his wife Francis is (1865-1915).BURRTON 2C 244.jpg

BURRTON 2C 243.jpgJohn D & Francis had 2 children who are buried in the Burrton Cemetery:  Thomas (died 1892, infant), and Robert Lee Corlis (1894 - 1918), a veteran of World War I. 

Culberson Culberson, Alice.  Alice Myrtle Culberson, age 100 years, retired registered nurse and farm wife, passed away Saturday, October 4, 2008, at Mt. Hope Nursing Center, surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, rural Burrton, with the Pastor Frank Morgan in charge of services, on Wednesday, October 8, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in the Valley Township Cemetery on October 8, 2008. Ott Funeral Home will be charge of arrangements. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 7, 2008, with the family in attendance from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  She was born January 26, 1908, at Randall, Kansas, the daughter of Jacob L. and Linnie Fitch Hart. The family moved to Eagle, Colorado when she was 5 years old and lived there 16 years. She graduated from Hudson High School, Hudson, Colorado, in 1926.  She graduated from Grace Hospital School of Nursing in Hutchinson in 1932, and worked many years at her chosen profession at hospitals in Beloit, Hutchinson, and Halstead, KS. Alice married Leonard “Scoop” Culberson on September 25, 1935, in McPherson, Kansas. They farmed in the Mt. Hope, Haven, and Burrton areas all of their married lives. He died November 10, 1989.  She was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church of rural Burrton, the Ladies’ Aide, both the Mt. Hope and Haven Senior Centers, and the American Legion Auxiliary of Mt. Hope. Alice was a faithful volunteer at the Mt. Hope Craft Days at the Mt. Hope Senior Center and for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Preceding Alice in death were her husband Leonard, infant son Alan Neil, her parents and 4 sisters (Ocie Anderson, Charlotte Hammerich, Ruth Baker Stapley and Jamie Crockett). Survivors include one son, Gary (Joan), Culberson, Marshalltown, Iowa; one daughter, Marilyn (Bill) Hensley, Lenexa, KS; four grandchildren, Gail (Steve) Novak, Mesa, Ariz., W. Bret (Kay) Hensley, Huntington, W.Va., Rene (Mike) Beck, Lakewood, Colo., and Troy (Betty) Hensley, Manhattan, KS; six great-grandchildren, Danielle and Paul Hensley, Abigail and Morgan Hensley and Fallon and Keagan Beck; and a brother, Gerald Hart, Jamestown, KS. In-lieu-of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, or the Mt. Hope Nursing Center. Memorials may be mailed to the Ott Funeral Home, 102 N. Wichita, Haven, Kansas 67543-0217.



Website Hosted by the City of Burrton and the Burrton Community Development Committee.  Darren McMannis, Webmaster - burrtonnews @ gmail.com