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Lottie T Besta Stum

Female 1910 - 2004  (94 years)


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  • Name Lottie T Besta Stum 
    Born 7 Aug 1910  Delia, Jackson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1 Oct 2004  Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 7 Oct 2004  Rossville Cemetery, Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1274  Rossville
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2019 

    Father Albin Paul Besta,   b. 29 Feb 1884, Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1965, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Teresa Balusek Besta,   b. 15 Jul 1886, Austria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1960, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 12 Oct 1909  Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Documents
    Marriage- Balusek, Teresa-Besta, Albin
    Marriage- Balusek, Teresa-Besta, Albin
    Miss Teresa Balusek and Mr. Albin Besta were married by the Probate Judge in his office at Topeka Tuesday morning. The young couple went to Topeka on the morning plug from Rossville and after the ceremony took the T.N.W. for Delia from where they drove to the home of the groom's brother, Rudolph Besta. A wedding feast was prepared for the evening to which a large number of relatives and friends had been invited. The couple will go to housekeeping on the Masopust farm.
    Anniversary- Besta, Albin and Teresa 1
    Anniversary- Besta, Albin and Teresa 1
    MR. & MRS. BESTA HONORED
    ON WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
    A family reunion was held Sunday evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Albin Besta on the occasion of their 45th wedding anniversary. Children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters gathered at the Besta home bringing baskets of food.

    Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Besta, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Besta, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Beavers and Dorothy. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Brozzle and Kathy, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Richards and girls, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Colter, Mr. and Mrs. Edd Besta and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Besta and girls, Mr. and Mrs. John Stum and Wilbur, Mr. and Mrs. Duane Stum and Dianna, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cox and Juanita. Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Horak and children, Mr. Rudolph Besta, Mr. John Balusek, Mrs. Anna Kovar, and Mrs. Delia Simecka.
    Anniversary- Besta, Albin and Teresa 2
    Anniversary- Besta, Albin and Teresa 2
    Mr. & Mrs. Albin Besta married 45 years
    Mr. and Mrs. Albin Besta will observe their forty-fifth wedding anniversary on Columbus Day, October 12. Miss Teresa Balusek, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Balusek of Rossville, became the bride of Mr. Albin Paul Besta, son of Mrs. Rudolph Besta, on October 12, 1909. They were married before the Judge in Topeka, Kansas. They made their home on a farm near Rossville. To this union four children were born, Mrs. John Stum of Delia, Albert Besta of Wamego, Ed Besta of Rossville and Bill Besta of Topeka. Mr. and Mrs. Besta have thirteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
    Mrs. Besta was born in Austria and came to this country with her par¬ents when she was three years old. She has two sisters and a brother. Her father was a shoe cobbler in Rossville and had his business and family living quarters in the building now housing Divine's Cafe. Mrs. Besta helped her father and her brother, John Balusek, in their shoe shop when business was rushing.

    Albin Besta was the youngest of six children. His father died a few months before he was born and he and his brother and three sisters helped on the lam to support the family. The family home was located about eight miles south of Rossville.

    Mr. and Mrs. Besta have spent most of their married life on farms near Rossville, moving to town in 1934, where Mr. Besta did trucking and odd jobs until 1940 when he established his present Rossville Dray Business.

    The Bestas lived in a neat little home in the southwest part of town
    where they moved in 1942.

    Mr. Besta, at 71, and Mrs. Besta, at 68 years, are a devoted couple and Mr. Besta is quick to protect his home, and his “cookie” from anyone or anything which might hurt them.
    Anniversary- Besta, Albin and Teresa 3
    Anniversary- Besta, Albin and Teresa 3
    Mr. and Mrs. Besta Married 50 Years

    Mr. and Mrs. Albin Besta will observe their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 11, with a basket dinner for the immediate families in the Rossville Community Center. Following the dinner, from 2 to 4 p.m. on the afternoon, friends are invited to attend an open house in the Community Center. No invitations are being sent but friends are cordially invited to all.

    Mrs. Besta, the former Teresa Balusek, was born in Austria and came to this country at the age of three years. Mrs. Besta was born in the Rossville community. They were married in Topeka October 12, 1909, and to their union four children were born, Albert Besta of Wamego, Lottie Stum of Rossville, William Besta of Topeka, and Edward Besta, who passed away in December 1954 Mr. and Mrs. Besta have thirteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

    Most of their married life has been spent on farms in the Delia-Rossville community. They moved to Rossville where Mrs. Besta started his small trucking business in February, 1934. He established his full time Rossville Dairy business in 1940 and retired from his job in November 1958.

    At the present time Mr. Besta, at the age of 75, does odd jobs. Mrs. Besta is 73. They live in their home in the southwest part of Rossville.


    BESTA ANNIVERSARY SUNDAY
    Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Albin Besta were reminded of the open house to be held Sunday afternoon, Oct. 11, at the Rossville Community Center to celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary. They invite friends to call between 2 and 4 p.m.
    – 8 October 1959

    CARDS OF THANKS

    Card of Thanks – We want to express our sincere thanks to the many friends and relatives for the gifts, cards and flowers we received on our 50th wedding anniversary.
    –Mr. and Mrs. Albin Besta
    15 December 1959

    Note: Photo of couple in the news clip
    Family ID F329  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Edward Stum,   b. 15 Oct 1902, Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1972, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 11 Apr 1928  Alma, Wabaunsee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Sara M Stum Horak,   b. 16 Jan 1929, Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 2020, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    +2. Duane Charles Stum,   b. 27 Jan 1934, Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1996, Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    +3. Wilbur Stum, Sr.,   b. 15 Mar 1937
    +4. Agnes Stum Cox
    Documents
    Marriage- Besta, Lottie-Stum, John 1
    Marriage- Besta, Lottie-Stum, John 1
    Mrs. Belle Stum announces the marriage of her son, John Stum, to Miss Lottie Besta. The wedding occurred Wednesday, April 11th at Alma. Mrs. Stum is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albin Besta of this community. Mr. and Mrs. Stum will make their home west of Rossville on the Mulvane ranch, where is employed by Mr. F.P. McCollough.
    Marriage- Besta, Lottie-Stum, John 2
    Marriage- Besta, Lottie-Stum, John 2
    A wedding dance was given Saturday evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. John Stum at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Heiland. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Jim Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Arnold, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Baker, Mrs. Lottie Johnson and daughter, all of Topeka; Mr. and Mrs. Valen Lysek, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Kesler, Mr. and Mrs. Ed DeGraff, Mrs. Albin Besta and sons; William and Edward, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Marney of Valencia, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kovar and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Wes Harder, Mrs. Lillie Gutshall, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Wade, Mrs. Bessie VanVleck and family, Mr. and Mrs. John Oldfield, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Tschantz. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Heiland, Mr. and Mrs. Henry O’Donnell, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Glenn Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Glenn and daughter, Mrs. Bell Stum, Mr. R. J. Searcy, Mr. Jim Valentine, Misses Julia Lysek, Lois VanVleck, Mildred Gutshall, Lottie DeGraff, Jessie Wells, Jennie Heiland, Helen Glenn, Georgia White; Messrs. Perry Stumbaugh, Till Farley, Henry Wade, Tom O’Donnell, Stewart Miller, Wayne Miller, Henry Luksa, Joe Glenn, Bill, Harry and Carol Gutshall, Pete McConnell, Fred Heiland Harley Heiland, Bill Farley, Wm. Gutshall, W. A. Phillips, Jim Glenn, Clifford Denton, Harold Stephenson. Cake, coffee and sandwiches were served. The guests left wishing Johnnie and his wife a happy and prosperous married life. They received several beautiful and useful gifts.
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2022 19:34:28 
    Family ID F2693  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Obituary- Stum, Lottie 1
    Obituary- Stum, Lottie 1
    Lottie T. Stum
    ROSSVILLE - Lottie T. Stum, 94, Rossville, died Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, at Rossville Valley Manor, in Rossville. She was born Aug. 7, 1910, at Delia, the daughter of Albin and Teresa Balusek Besta. She grew up in the Delia community and lived in the Delia and Rossville communities all her life. She farmed with her husband, John, until he retired. Later, she worked at Seymour Foods in Topeka until she retired. She then became an active quilter with the Delia Presbyterian Church ladies. She was a member of Rossville Christian Church, Moravian Lodge No. 128, and was a charter member of the U S. Bank MESA Club, all at Rossville. She married John Stum on April 11, 1928, at Alma. He preceded her in death in August 1972. Also preceding her was a son, Duane Stum, in June 1996. Surviving are two daughters, Sara Horak, Delia, and Agnes Cox, Maple Hill; a son, Wilbur Stum Sr., Rossville; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two step great-great-grandsons. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys. Burial will be in Rossville Cemetery, Rossville. Mrs. Stum will lie in state after 2 p.m. Wednesday at Piper Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 until 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be given to Rossville Christian Church or to Heart of America Hospice, and sent in care of the Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple, St. Marys, Kan. 66536.
    Obituary- Stum, Lottie 2
    Obituary- Stum, Lottie 2
    Lottie T. Stum Lodge No. 128, Rossville, KS
    Sister Lottie T. Stum was born August 7, 1910 at Delia to Albin and Teresa Balusek Besta and died October 1,2004 at Rossville. Funeral services were held October 7, with interment at Rossville Cemetery.

    Lottie married John Stum on April 11, 1928 at Alma. She was a 50-year lodge member.

    Survivors include two daughters, Sara Horak of Delia and Agnes Cox of Maple Hill; one son, Wilbur Stum Sr. of Rossville; ten grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandsons.

    William Olejnik, Secretary





    In Memory of
    Lottie Stum
    August 7,1910 — October 1,2004
    God saw she was
    getting tired
    and a cure was not to be.
    He put His arms around her
    and whispered
    “Come with Me.”
    With tearful eyes we
    watched her
    suffer and saw her fade
    away.
    Although we couldn’t bear
    to lose her,
    we could not bid her to stay.
    A golden heart stopped
    beating,
    hard working hands
    laid to rest.
    God broke our hearts to
    prove to us
    he only takes the best.
    — author unknown
    Mom, we wish you last 20
    years could have been
    happier for you
    — we’re sorry!
    We’ll talk about that
    someday
    when we’re together again.
    We love and miss you
    more everyday.
    Your daughters and families
    Birthday- Stum, Lottie 1
    Birthday- Stum, Lottie 1
    80th Birthday for Lottie

    The children and grandchildren of Lottie Stum helped her celebrate her birthday Thursday evening, August, by bringing homemade ice cream and cake. Present were: Bennie and Sara Horak, and Don, Janice, Terry, Brian and Kelly Horak, Delia; Robert and Agnes Cox, Manhattahn; Wilbur, Sally, Charles and Tina Stum, and Tim, Juanita, Holly and Jason Hanna, Rossville.
    Birthday- Stum, Lottie 2
    Birthday- Stum, Lottie 2
    Birthday Dinner for Mrs. Stum

    Mrs. Lottie Stum was honored Sunday, August 6, for her birthday with a family picnic in the Rossville shelter house. Present were Mrs. Stum, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Stum, Wilbur Jr., Charles and Tina, Coy Dick, Mr. and Mrs. Tim Hanna and Holly, all of Rossville; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cox and Ron, Manhattan; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Workman and Tammy, Topeka; Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Horak, Mr. and Mrs. Don Horak, Terry and Brian, all of Delia.