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Saiz Saiz, Chad L.  Chad Lee Charles Saiz, 19, died April 14, 2009, in the company of family at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita. He was born Oct. 27, 1989, in Hutchinson, to Butch Saiz and Lisa Grubbs Ceballos.  Survivors include: his mother, McPherson; his father, Hutchinson; sisters, Consuelo Saiz, Spingfield, Mo., Racheal Novack, Jersey City, N.Y., Starla Rude, McPherson, and Ashley Chaffin, Cheney; a brother, Paul "PC" Saiz, Tahlequa, Okla.; and grandparents, Herbert and Lillian Grubbs, Hutchinson.  Funeral 11 a.m. Monday at Glidden-Ediger Chapel, McPherson. Visitation 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Inurnment at a later date in Burrton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Chad L. Saiz Memorial Fund.

Saylor, Jacob & Ella.  Jacob Saylor enlisted November 1861, as private, in Co. H. 3rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry; served three years and nine months, was present at the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Vicksburg, Missionary Ridge, Resacs, Dalton, Dallas, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Jonesboro and all the battles of Sherman's grand march through Georgia.  Was wounded at Atlanta and Dallas.  (Our Old Soldiers, written by A. Perry, G.A.R., published in the Burrton Monitor, Friday February 3, 1882.  Page 2).  Jacob was born December 20, 1845 and died October 17, 1936, buried in Burrton Cemetery block 1 lot 82, grave 1.  He was married to Ella M. Woodward.


Schowalter, Cindy Jo.  (Obituary) Cindy Jo Schowalter, 56 of Kansas City, Kan., went to be with her Savior after a short illness on Sunday (July 12, 2009). She was born on Dec. 12, 1952, in Newton to Aldine and Esther Schowalter of Burrton. Cindy was a 1970 graduate of Burrton High School. She was owner and operator of Sweet Land of Fantasy in Kansas City, Kan., where she used her decorating talents, making and baking all kinds of sweets. She catered many wedding cakes. Cindy leaves many relatives, friends and clients. She will be greatly missed. Survivors are her son, Travis and his wife, Suzanne, Schowalter of Overland Park;her mother, Esther Schowalter of Burrton; and one brother, Bruce Schowalter of Roeland Park. Her father, Aldine Schowalter, and a sister, Judy Lynn Schowalter, preceded her in death. Cremation has taken place. Grave site memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at West Zion Cemetery in Moundridge with Pastor Jim Dunn officiating.


Scott, Gilbert & Viola. (Obituary) Viola "Vi," Scott, 79, died Saturday, June 17, 2000. Private family services. Mrs. Scott was born Nov. 25, 1920, in Caldwell, Kan., daughter of William and Edna Vaughan. On July 25, 1937, she married Lester David Snyder. Following their divorce she married Gilbert Scott on Nov. 2, 1966. She had worked for Boeing Wichita, The International Association of Machinists, Beech Aircraft Corp., and in recent years for The State Bank of Burrton.  Mrs. Scott was preceded in death by one brother, William.  Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Rosetta and Judd Durner of Burrton, Karen and John McCoskey of Sedgwick; brothers, Robert Vaughan of Springdale, Ark., Norman Vaughan of Morrison, Colo.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Vi Scott Memorial Fund in care of The State Bank of Burrton. Hillside Funeral Home East, Wichita. (The Wichita Eagle, Wichita, Kansas.  June 19, 2000).  Burial location unknown.

Shields Shields, Luella.  Jul 5, 1883 to Jul 31, 1884.  "Died - July 30th, Luella Shields, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. James S & Iva Shields of our city.  The little girl was taken sick three weeks ago with Cholera Infantum.  At times she seemd to rally but on Wednesday the dread messenger came and bore their darling away."  (Burrton Monitor, Aug 1, 1884 p. 3).  Burial in Burrton Cemetery, Block 3 Lot 187 Grave 5.  No relatives are buried with her.

Sigerson, William & Susan.  William Sigerson enlisted September 1st 1863 as a private in Company E, 1st Arkansas Infantry, afterwards in the U.S.A. as Hospital Steward.  (Our Old Soldiers, written by A. Perry, G.A.R., published in the Burrton Monitor, Friday September 22, 1882.  Page 2).  William M. Sigerson was born September 15, 1819 and died June 1, 1902, at the age of 82 years, 8 months, 15 days.  He was married to Susan Stanton, born 1824 and died 1878.  William & Susan are buried in the Burrton Cemetery, Burrton, Kansas, Block 3, Lot 91, Graves 7 & 8.


Smith, Clair M. (Obituary)  Sudden Death Of Clair Smith Is Shock To Friends This community was shocked and saddened by the sudden death last Monday afternoon of  Clair Smith, prominent business man, which occurred in Tucson where he and Mrs. Smith were visiting their son, Wallace, a student at the University of Arizona. Mr. Smith had not been well for several weeks but his condition was not considered serious. He passed away at. 1:30 p.m. while taking a nap. Funeral services are to be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the A. L. Moore & Sons mortuary in Phoenix with burial following in the Greenwood Memorial Cemetery. The Wickenburg Masonic Lodge will conduct the graveside services. Mr. Smith had been agent for the General Petroleum Corporation in this area since 1952, coming here from Phoenix. He had previously lived in Holbrook. Born in Burrton, Kansas, May 27, 1903, he came to Arizona in 1906 and was employed by the Southern Pacific railroad and later the Arizona Highway Department. He was an engineer for that department when the Hassayampa River bridge and underpass were built and while the Phoenix highway was being improved. He and Mrs. Smith lived in Wickenburg at that time, from 1935 until 1937. Mr. Smith was a member of the Wickenburg Rotary Club, Round-Up Club, the Royal Arch Masons and the Masonic Lodge. He was also a member of the American Association of Engineers. Surviving are the wife, Evelyn and son Wallace; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle CASS of Phoenix and. a nephew Dr. Robert E. McCOMB, Jr., also of Phoenix. (Wickenburg Arizona Sun, March 2, 1956. page 1).

Smith Smith, Arlena.  Arlena Kaye "Peaches" Smith, 64, died Nov. 17, 2008, at her home, Burrton. She was born Feb. 10, 1944, in Laverne, Okla., the daughter of Caleb Harry and Bernice LeCrone Tolle. She was a resident of Burrton but had previously lived in Wichita, Madison, Battle Creek and Norfolk, Neb. She was a homemaker at the time of her death but had worked as a beautician and CNA. She belonged to St. Teresa's Catholic Church, was a member of the Altar Society at the church and a member of the PTA. She was a lovely wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She will be dearly missed. On June 16, 1962, she married Raymond P. Smith in Alva, Okla. He survives.  Other survivors include: three sons, Steve Smith and wife, Tonja, Hutchinson, Joseph Smith, Atlanta, and John Smith, Hutchinson; five daughters, Dorothy Harvey, Wichita, Lora Swart and husband Kenneth, Haysville, Susan Smith, Nancy Duke, Peggy Ruckle and husband Clinton, all of Wichita; a brother, Delbert Tolle, Enid, Okla.; a sister, Faye Combrink, Enid, Okla.; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a son, Ray Smith; a sister, Bernita Edwards; and her parents. Parish rosary will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Teresa's Catholic Church, Hutchinson. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church with Father Nicholas Voelker presiding. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson. Burial will be in Star Cemetery, Burrton. Memorials may be sent to the church, in care of the mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.
Smith  Smith, Karen Faye (Day).  (Obituary)  Karen Faye Smith, 45, died July 8, 2005, at Hutchinson Hospital.  She was born Aug. 5, 1959, at Long Beach, Calif., the daughter of Billie Dean and Lillian Faye Schwatken Day. She graduated in 1977 from Burrton High School, and graduated in 1981 from Emporia State University. A McPherson resident since 1991, moving from Hutchinson where she was a resident since 1983, she was a homemaker, and formerly a receptionist and worked in the insurance department of First Federal Bank, Hutchinson.  She belonged to Trinity United Methodist Church. On March 23, 1985, she married Terry Louis Smith at Burrton. He survives.  Other survivors include: her parents, Burrton; a brother, Michael Day, Burrton; and a sister, Laurie Jones, Hutchinson. She was preceded in death by a twin sister, Sharon Kaye Day; and grandparents, Erbin and Marion Schwatken, and Fred D. and Ida M. Day.  Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity United Methodist Church, Hutchinson, with the Rev. Nick Warner presiding. Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Fredonia City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Elliott Mortuary, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Memorials may be sent to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, in care of the funeral home.

Stalcup, Florence Cornelia.  (Obituary)  Florence Cornelia Stalcup was born in Warren county, Kentucky August 8, 1870, and passed away at her home near Preston, Kansas, on Wednesday, March 24, 1926 at 11:15 a.m., aged 55 years, 2 months and 16 days. She moved in 1883 to Burrton, Kansas, where she spent her girlhood days. She made her home in Wichita for a number of years, then in Toledo, Ohio, for three years, coming to Pratt county, where she was united in marriage to James Totty, June 5, 1902. To this union were born two children, Gladys and Irene. She is survived by her husband, two daughters and four brothers, J. M. Stalcup, Preston, J. N. Stalcup, Canyon, Texas, M. S. Stalcup, Toledo, Ohio, and W. J. Stalcup, Burrton, Kansas; two sisters, Nancy and Lula, having preceded her in death. She was baptised into Christ an an early age at Burrton, and placed her membership with the church at Preston three years ago. She died firm in the hope of the resurrection. Funeral services were held at the Church of Christ in Preston, Friday, March 26, at 9:30 a.m., and the remains were taken to Burrton, Kansas, for burial. Rev. Tom Coats of Neola had charge of the funeral services. (Preston KS News, April 2, 1926)

Stalcup, Joseph. (Obituary)  Died, on the 11th of February at the home of his son, Joseph Stalcup, three and one half miles south-west of Burrton, Father Aaron Stalcup. He was born in Virginia, June, 1826, and hence was sixty-eight years and seven months old at death. He moved some years past to Ken., and twelve years ago with his family he came west. His beloved wife was in poor health when they came west, and hence she lived but a short time after coming to Kansas, and he has since then lived with his beloved children. He leaves seven children to mourn his departure, but their loss is his eternal gain. The deceased was a member of the Christian Church and lived a consistent life and was respected and loved by all who knew him. Two of the sons live near Burrton and one son and daughter in Ohio, two daughters in Wichita, and a son in the western part of the state. The funeral sermon was preached by the pastor of the Baptist Church, Elder W. W. Durham, of Wellington, an old acquaintance of the family. A large crowd attended the funeral and interment. Services held in the Christian Church in Burrton, at 2 p.m. Feb. 12, 1895. (The Burrton Graphic, February 15, 1895).

Stephenson Stephenson, Gaylen.  Gaylen Leroy Stephenson, 75, died Aug. 21, 2008, at the Robert J. Dole V.A. transitional living center, Wichita. He was born Dec. 12, 1932.  On Aug. 1, 1953, he married Mary Alice Melland. Survivors include: daughters, Stephani Stephenson, and Stacy Glassman; son, Dane; brother, Paul and Barbara; sister, Jacka and Keith Penner; five grandchildren, Taylor Short, Colby Dodge, Zak Stephenson, and Kate and Colin Stephenson. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Darius Con Stephenson.  Funeral will be at 10:30 Monday, at the First Christian Church, Burrton, with the Rev. Charles Kerr presiding. Burial will be in Burrton Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the First Christian Church, in care of Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead.
Stone Stone, Joseph & Anna.  Joseph S. Stone enlisted August 9th, 1862 as Musician in Company F, 4th Iowa, and served three years.  (Our Old Soldiers, written by A. Perry, G.A.R., published in the Burrton Monitor, Friday September 22, 1882.  Page 2).  Joseph S. Stone was born in 1844 and died in 1927.  He was married to Anna M. Stone (1844-1918).  Joseph & Anna are buried in the Burrton Cemetery, Burrton, Kansas, Block 3 Lot 33, Graves 5 & 6.  Next to them is buried Harold Guy Stone, who died August 9, 1886 at the age of 1 year, 2 months, 5 days, Helen Stone, born Jan. 4 and died Jan. 23, 1917, and Herbert M. Stone, born 1875 and died 1917. 

Stone, Harold Guy.  "Died - Harold Guy Stone, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph & Anna M. Stone, died on August 8, 1886.  Funeral services on Tuesday.  'Of such is the kingdom of Heaven.' - JM Archer, Pastor" (Burrton Monitor, Aug. 13, 1886 p. 3).  Obituary says the 8th, headstone says the 9th.  Buried in Burrton Cemetery, Block 3 Lot 33 Grave 1.

Stoops Stoops, Nada (Stansberry).  Nada Jo Stoops, 69, died Aug. 22, 2008, at Liberal Good Samaritan Center. She was born Aug. 23, 1938, in Burrton, the daughter of John W. and Marceille Lowry Stansberry.  Survivors include: her mother, Marceille Stansberry; a son, Stuart C. and Terri; two daughters, Geri Dannels, and Stacy and Dan O'Brian; brother, Bruce and Dixie Stansberry; two sisters, Nedra and Kevin Arnett, and Shona and Kim Blakeley; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  Funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church, Liberal. Graveside service 10 a.m. Wednesday in Restlawn Cemetery, Liberal. Visitation 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday with the family present 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home, Liberal. Memorials to the Alzheimer's Association.
Stowell Stowell, Lyle (Obituary).  Lyle Stowell, 74, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at his daughter's home in rural Whitewater.  Lyle was born on Dec. 5, 1939, in Vermillion, to William and Lois Stowell.  Lyle was a retired machinist from Eaton Hydraulics, spending 38 years in the cylinder manufacturing plant, Hutchinson.  He enjoyed spending time outside, fixing things, maintaining the landscape around his home, hunting and fishing. Lyle loved spending time with his wife, kids and grandkids. He served them relentlessly out of love.  He is survived by his wife, Connie Stowell; children: son, Todd Stowell and wife, Jodi; daughter, Ronda Beougher and husband, Tim; and also survived by brothers and sisters; grandchildren, Shelbie Toevs and husband, Jason, Courtney Unruh and husband, Adrian, Bailey and Brynnah Stowell, and Luke, Levi, Laci and Josie Beougher.  He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Lois Stowell, and several siblings. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday (October 11, 2014) at 10:30 a.m., at the First Missionary Church in Newton. A public visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday (Oct. 10, 2014) at the First Missionary Church, with the family present.  A memorial has been established for Heartland Haven Assisted Living, 1345 Cherokee Rd., Inman, KS 67546. Petersen Family Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.



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