Honoring Burrton's Pioneers & Settlers

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Galemore Galemore, Lynda.  Lynda J. Galemore, 61, died Aug. 25, 2009, at Via Christi-St. Francis Campus in Wichita. She was born June 16, 1948, in Hutchinson, the daughter of Clive and Merla Gregg Cunday. A life-long Burrton & Hutchinson area resident, she was a CNA at Mennonite Manor in South Hutchinson. Prior to that, she was a beautician. She was a 1966 graduate of Nickerson High School.
She was a member of the Nickerson United Methodist Church, and she enjoyed crocheting and going camping with her husband.  On Sept. 1, 1979, she married William Bruce Wilson in Nickerson. He died Oct. 14, 2003. She later married Jerry Galemore on Nov. 26, 2004, in South Hutchinson. He survives. Other survivors include: sons Chris W. Wilson, Topeka, and David Galemore, Hutchinson; daughters Sheila Powers, Augusta, and Lori Tafolla, Gladstone, Mo.; her parents Clive and Merla Cunday, South Hutchinson; a brother Robert Cunday, Mt. Hope; a sister Grace Clark, Columbus, Ohio; six grandchildren; and two very special nephews. Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m., Saturday at Elliott Mortuary, with Rev. Phil Fischer and Rev. Linda Toms presiding. A graveside service will be 11 a.m., Monday at the Galemore Family Cemetery at Humboldt. A visitation will be Friday 1 to 9 p.m., and the family will greet friends 7 to 8 p.m. also Friday, all at the mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to The Kansas Dialysis Association, sent in care of the mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, Kansas 67501.

Gelespy, P.  P. Gelespey enlisted as private in Co. D. 13th Kansas in August 1862.  Was in engagements at Cain Hill, Prairie Grove, Honey Springs, Fort Smith.  Served three years, wounded in left ankle and left shoulder, near Texas.  (Our Old Soldiers, written by A. Perry, G.A.R., published in the Burrton Monitor, Friday February 3, 1882.  Page 2).


Giggy, Karl.  (Obituary) Karl "Pete" Giggy passed away Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, in Houston. He was born Aug. 19, 1912, in Burrton, Kansas, to Alonzo Burton Giggy and Carra Gertrude Hamma Giggy. He graduated from Burrton High School and attended Wichita University. On January 6, 1937, he married Ruth Loomis in Lyons, Kansas. They lived in Stafford, Kansas; Nacona, Texas; Wichita, Kansas; Kermit, Texas; and Alice, Texas, before moving to Midland in 1956. He had been a resident of the Pinehaven Alzheimer’s Community in Houston for the last three years. He was a member of the Partners Sunday School Class and the First Baptist Church in Midland. He was a member of the Acacia Masonic Lodge No. 1414 of Midland, Suez Shrine Temple of El Paso, the Scottish Rite of San Angelo and Midland Scottish Rite.  Karl began his career as an oilfield driller. During World War II, he worked for Boeing Aircraft in Wichita. After the war, he became the district manager of the Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company in Kermit, Alice and Midland. Later he was a sales representative for EMCO Machine Works and Slough Equipment Com-pany, both of Odessa. His favorite pastimes were hunting, fishing and being outdoors. He and his wife Ruth enjoyed many years of traveling with the Wally Bynum Airstream Travel Club of which he was a past president of the West Texas Unit.  Karl was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Ruth of 60 years; two brothers, Keith Giggy of Wichita and Kenneth Giggy of Newton, Kansas; four sisters, Burnice Ragland of Newton, Wilda Dunn of Burrton, Genevieve McElwain of Blackwell, Okla., and Elizabeth Armstrong of Derby, Kans.  He is survived by two daughters, Carole Sue Burns of El Paso and Phyllis Jo Dennis of Houston; a brother, Gordon Giggy of Woodstock, Ga.; a sister, Jean Shaft of Burrton; five grandchildren, Scott Eschenbrenner of Las Cruces, N.M., Tami Swingler of Austin, Chelsey Hall of Carrollton, Paige Dennis and Jared Dennis, both of Houston; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.  Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Resthaven Memorial Park. Memorial services will follow at 1 p.m. at the chapel of First Baptist Church.

Good Good, Chester Ralph.  (Obituary)  Chester Ralph Good was born March 12, 1918 at Las Vegas, New Mexico; departed this life July 18, 1941 in the Ninnescah Hospital in Pratt, Kans.; aged 23 y. 4 m. 6 d. He was the youngest son in a family of 4 boys and 3 girls. He came to Kansas with his parents in 1927 at the age of 9 years. At the age of 12 he united with the West Liberty Mennonite Church near Windom, Kans. When he moved to Burrton he attended the First Christian Church. He graduated from the Burrton High School in 1937 and later attended Bethel College for one year. In March, 1939 he moved to Peabody and within a month was employed with the General Oil Tool Company at Burrton and remained with them until his death. He was united in marriage to Vera Fast, May 23, 1940 at Hutchinson, Kans. To this home a son, Larry Ralph, was born. His death was caused by severe burns during an oil well test.

He is the first one to break the family circle. He is survived by his wife, his son, Larry, his parents (Charles A. and Catherine Winey Good of Peabody), 3 brothers (Huber of Dallas, Texas, and Paul and Marion of Wichita), 3 sisters (Mrs. Elbert Aslin of Stratton, Nebr., and Maytie and Maybelle of the home), 2 nieces, 3 nephews, and other relatives and a host of loving friends. He was a loving and devoted husband and father. He was considerate and always willing to help those about him. In work he was always ready to co-operate and do what he could with those who worked with him. Funeral services were held July 20 at the Christian Church in Burrton, Kans. Bro. Schnelle of the Christian Church and Bro. Regier of the Mennonite Church conducted the services. Text at the house, Job 5:8, and at the Church, Matt. 25:13. Burial in the Burrton Cemetery. "Gone but not forgotten."


Goodwine, John.  John Goodwine enlisted in December 1864 as a private in Company E, 11th Indiana Cavalry, discharged in June, 1865.  Took part in battle at Nashville, discharged on account of disease contracted while in the line of duty.  (Our Old Soldiers, written by A. Perry, G.A.R., published in the Burrton Monitor, Friday February 10, 1882.  Page 2).

Goodwine, John J.  John J. Goodwine enlisted February 27th 1862 as a private in Company A, Missouri Cavalry.  Served 4 years.  (Our Old Soldiers, written by A. Perry, G.A.R., published in the Burrton Monitor, Friday September 22, 1882.  Page 2).


Gorgas, John. John Gorgas enlisted in August 1861 as private in Company A 34th Illinois Infantry; served about two years, was in the battles of Pittsburg Landing, Corinth, Iuka, Bridgeport, Champion Hills, Triune, and Stone River.  Was wounded at Stone River in right hip, and under the right ear, in left shoulder, and in the jaw-bone, was captured and recaptured at the same place.   (Our Old Soldiers, written by A. Perry, G.A.R., published in the Burrton Monitor, Friday February 3, 1882.  Page 2).


Gresham, Gerald Clyde.  (Obituary)  Gerald Clyde Gresham, 83, 1312 Landon, died Nov. 14, 1990, at Oakwood VillaBURRTON 1B 279.jpg Care Home, Hutchinson. He was born April 11, 1907, at Burrton, the son of Clyde and Mary Alice (McFarland) Gresham. A resident of the Burrton and Hutchinson area most of his life, he was a former railroad engineer for the Santa Fe Railroad until 1940. He then worked at McConnell Air Force Base as a heating engineer and teacher, and retired in 1969. Burial in Burrton Cemetery.

Gresham Gresham, Ruth.  Ruth Gresham, 80, passed away on Friday, June 13, 2008, at Reno County Hospice House.  She was born on May 11, 1928, in Wichita, KS, the daughter of Everett E. and Nellie Miller Baker. She graduated from North High School, Wichita, KS in 1946, and attended Business College in 1947. She was an Executive Secretary at Cessna Aircraft, Wichita, KS for twelve years; in 1952 she became a secretary at the Reno County Court House and later for Salt City Insurance. She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Red Hat Society, the American Legion Auxiliary, and was a volunteer for Hospice of Reno County and RSVP. On April 11, 1946, she married Virgil Lee Gresham in Wichita, KS. He passed away on December 22, 1982. She is survived by her friend, Kathy Carey. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Clyde Edward and a daughter Vonnie Lee.  Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at Penwell-Gabel's Funeral Home and Crematory Chapel with Pastor Robert Albin presiding. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Private interment will follow the service in Burrton Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church or Reno County Hospice, in care of the funeral home.
Grubbs Grubbs, John & Jennie.  J.W. Grubbs enlisted September 1864 as private in Company F, 51st Indiana heavy artillery.  Served one year in Dept. of the Gulf under General Camby.  (Our Old Soldiers, written by A. Perry, G.A.R., published in the Burrton Monitor, Friday September 22, 1882.  Page 2).  John W. Grubbs was born in 1844 and died in 1919.  He was married to Jennie Grubbs (0847-1920).  John & Jennie had a son, Charley Grubbs, born Oct. 20, 1879, died September 13, 1884, and a son Willie Grubbs who died January 18, 1888.  All are buried in the Burrton Cemetery, Burrton Kansas, Block 3 Lots 150 Graves 1,2,4,&5.  Buried in Grave 3 is Maurice Grubbs (1892-1893), son of R.W. & Ella Grubbs.



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