Honoring Burrton's Pioneers & Settlers
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
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
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 &
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, 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.
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
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)
(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
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,
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, 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, 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.
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
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