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Wanasek Wanasek, Kay (Scott).  Kay Louise Wanasek, 66, passed away May 8, 2008, at the Bradford House nursing home in Bentonville, Arkansas, after a long and gracious battle with Parkinson's disease.  Kay Wanasek was born on Jan. 13, 1942, in Hutchinson, the daughter of Harold and Betty Collins Scott. Kay grew up in the Burrton area and attended Hutchinson Community College and Southwestern College. Kay worked for may years at Ward-Kraft in Fort Scott as a typesetter, then for R.L. Polk in Hutchinson as a typesetter. She was a member of Burrton United Methodist Church. After moving to Rogers, she was cared for by the First United Methodist Church in Rogers. Kay was a Cub Scout leader and Sunday School teacher in Fort Scott, Kansas for many years. Kay is best known for her kindness and generous heart. She loved kids of all ages. She will be dearly missed. Kay is survived by her son Scott Wanasek and his wife Linda, Scott's children, Natalee and Alec Wanasek and Linda's children, Jennifer and Jayson Hawthorne, all of Arkansas; her daughter, Aimee Wanasek-Forcum and her husband Destry and their children, Gunner and Gabriella Kay Forcum of Kingman; sister Barbara Scott and her husband Bill of Tecumseh, Kansas; brother Roger Scott and his wife Janet of Hutchinson, Kansas; very dear friend, Bob Miller of Medicine Lodge, and her roommate and best friend, Wilma Allen. The family would like to express special thanks to the entire staff at the Bradford House nursing center in Bentonvile for the time and sincere care they gave to Kay over the years.  Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 12, 2008, in Burrton Cemetery, Burrton, Ks. Memorials may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation in Kay's name. Arrangements by Benton County Funeral Home, 306 N. Fourth St., Rogers, Ark.
Warner Warner, Esther. (Obituary) Esther Warner, 87, Creston, British Columbia, died at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 1996, at Creston Valley Hospital after an illness. She was the mother of Louis Warner, Joplin. Mrs. Warner was born May 22, 1909, in Reno County, Kan. She lived at Burrton, Kans., Cherryvale, Kan., Parsons, Kan., and Yuma, Colo., before moving to Independence, Kan., in 1956. She moved to Creston in 1993. She was a graduate of Burrton High School and Palmer Secretarial School at Wichita, Kan. She worked for United Cities Gas at Independence before retiring in 1975. She later worked for Crescent Oil Co. at Independence. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Independence. She was a 61-year member and past worthy matron of the Order of the Eastern Star and was affiliated with Eva Chapter No. 18 of Independence. She married Howard B. Warner on March 14, 1931. He died in 1958. Additional survivors include two daughters, Janet Berry, Yuma, Colo., and Ann Deatherage, Creston; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Potts Funeral Chapel, Independence, Kan. The Rev. Gary Brooks will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Independence. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral chapel. Grandsons serving as pallbearers will be Steve Warner, James ``Butch'' Berry, Doug Warner, Bill Warner, Joe Warner and Jason Deatherage. Contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Independence, in care of the funeral home. [Note: Esther's maiden name is unknown at this time].

Welch, I.M.  I. M. Welch enlisted October 1861, as private in Co. G 15th Iowa veteran volunteer Infantry, afterwards promoted to First Lieutenant, served four years, was in the following engagements:  Pittsburg Landing, Reading, Corinth, Bolivia, Iuka, Holly Springs, Cold Water, Fort Gibson, Grand Gulf, Champion Hills, Black River, Vicksburg, Jackson, Selma, Resace, Lookout Mountain, Atlanta, and in all the numerous battles in Sherman's march through Georgia. (Our Old Soldiers, written by A. Perry, G.A.R., published in the Burrton Monitor, Friday February 3, 1882.  Page 2).


Wilson, David & Joanna.  D. W. Wilson enlisted February 1864 as private in Co. A. 111th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.  Served one and a half years.  Was in engagements at Resaca, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta, and other fights and skirmishes of Sherman's march through Georgia.  (Our Old Soldiers, written by A. Perry, G.A.R., published in the Burrton Monitor, Friday February 10, 1882.  Page 2).  David Wilson was born in 1845 and died in 1922.  He married Joanna D. Wilson (1858-1948).  David & Joanna are buried in the Burrton Cemetery, Burrton, Kansas, Block 3 Lot 35, Graves 5 & 6.  Buried next to them are Baby Wilson 1, died 1880, and Baby Wilson 2, died 1898. 




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