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Obituary- Markham, Franklin 2
Obituary- Markham, Franklin 2
The funeral service was held Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 2:30 in the Christian church conducted by Rev. G.G. Horne, pastor of the Christian church, assisted by Rev. Basquin of the Methodist church. Music was furnished by Miss Edith Higginbotham, Mrs. Peter Navarre, Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Ishmael, and Mr. William Lynde. The Venus Doud Post, American Legion attended the funeral in a body and their military service at the grave was very impressive. Only three of the Civil war veterans are left in this community.

The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful and testified to the high esteem in which the deceased and his family are held by the people of the community.

The pallbearers were Legion members, Archie Cless, Joe Parr, Carrol Gutshall, Frank Wood, Sydney Stumbaugh and George Hahn.

Among the out-of-town relatives here for the funeral were Mr. Markham's sister, Miss Deborah Markham and a brother W.S. Markham of Council Grove, Mrs. Mary Brown, of Kansas City Mo., Mrs. Martha Powers, of Topeka, Mrs. J.M. Amis, Wm. Markham and family of Topeka.

CARD OF THANKS - We desire to thank our many neighbors and friends, who have in so many ways assisted us during the long illness and after the death of our husband and father, and all those who sent floral offerings. Especially do we want to thank the Legion boys for their kindnesses to us throughout our bereavement.
Mrs. Jane Markham and children 
  1 Dec 2020
Obituary- Markham, Franklin 1
Obituary- Markham, Franklin 1
Death Claims Frank Markham
Frank Markham, aged 77 years 6 months and 15 days passed away Sunday morning, February 11, at 8:25 at his home on Spruce street. Mr. Markham had been a bedfast invalid for the past three years after suffering a stroke of paralysis.

Mr. Markham was one of the pioneer settlers of Rossville, coming to this community in the year 1876 and residing here since. For many years he lived on a farm north of Rossville. He also owned a small tract south of Rossville for a time which he improved and sold a few years ago before returning to Rossville and taking up his residence in the home where he passed away.

Mr. Markham was a native of Valpraso county, Pa., where he was born July 26, 1845. He entered the army July 20, 1864, in Company L, Seventh Illinois Vol. Calvary and received an honorable discharge at the close of the war.

After coming to Shawnee county he was married on October 23, 1877, to Miss Jane Lumpkins. To this union two sons were born, William H. of Topeka and Chas. of the home address, who with the widow survive him. He is also survived by one sister and one brother of Council Grove, Kans. and three grandchildren.

[From 15 Feb 1923] 
  1 Dec 2020
Obituary- Mahon, Vernon
Obituary- Mahon, Vernon
Vernon C.F. Mahon
Word has been received of the death of Vernon C.F. Mahon. He was born on November 12, 1917, in St. Joseph, Missouri, and was raised in Silver Lake, Kansas, graduating from the elementary and high schools there. He passed away on November 25, 1954, at Corona Naval Hospital after an extended illness.

Mr. Mahon graduated from the University of Kansas in 1949. He was a member of the Acacia and the Mu Phi Epsilon fraternities. He spent 13 years of active service in the United States Navy serving in both World War II and the Korean campaign. He attained the rank of Lieutenant and was commanding officer of the USS Yuma A.T.F. 94 based at Pearl Harbor prior to his illness. He retired medically on August 31st of this year. At the time of his death, Mr. Mahon was employed as Scientific Technician at the Long Beach State College.

Mr. Mahon is survived by his wife, Margaret, a daughter, Meribeth, two sons, Robert Michael and Kelly Vernon, of 4439 Clark Avenue, Long Beach, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.G. Mahon of Silver Lake, Kansas.

He was a member of the First Methodist church of Silver Lake.

Military services and burial were held in the Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery at San Diego, California, at 11 o'clock on Wednesday morning, December 1st.

[From Rossville Reporter, 2 Dec 1954] 
  1 Dec 2020
Obituary- Lytle, Patrick
Obituary- Lytle, Patrick
Patrick W. Lytle
Topeka, Patrick W. Lytle, 33, passed away in Topeka. He was born February 23, 1982 at Topeka, the son of Calvin and Helen Wehner Lytle. He graduated from Rossville High School in 2000. Patrick received a degree from Wichita Technical Institute in Advanced Electronics and Computer Science.

He was an amazing musician, artist, and friend to all. He was employed as a Computer Technician at HF Rubber Manufacturing in Topeka.

Survivors include his parents Calvin and Helen, Rossville; three sisters, Barbara Weybrew, Topeka, Bridge (Kelly) Remer, Silver Lake and Betsy (Sean) Mullis, Topeka; his brother, Paul (Denice) Weybrew, Shawnee; 3 nieces and 5 nephews along with numerous other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Thursday, July 9, 2015 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Rossville. Interment followed in the Rossville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family for Caleb Weybrews' Education Fund and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536. 
  1 Dec 2020
Obituary- Lysek, Mary
Obituary- Lysek, Mary
Mary Lysek
Latter Day Saint services were held Monday, January 24, in Gustine, Calif. for Mary Elizabeth Lysek, 81, who died January 19, 1983, at a Los Banos, Calif. hospital following an extended illness.

A native of Xenia, Ohio, she attended schools in Montana and Washington. During the early 1900s, her family homestead in Montana, arriving there by covered wagon.

She moved to Pasadena, Calif. in 1950, and also lived in Nipoma prior to moving to Gustine in 1980.

Survivors include her husband Frank, Gustine; two sons, Phillip Graham, Pioneer, and Lloyd Brandt, Washington; a daughter, Mrs. Frances O'Neil, Santa Nella; two sisters, Zara Hauptman, Escondido, and Katherine Lincoln, Santa Barbara; a brother Glen Gallagher, Washington; seven grandchildren; and nine-great grandchildren.

Cremation followed the chapel service.

The surviving husband, Frank Lysek, was born and raised in the Delia-Rossville communities before moving to the west coast where he and his deceased wife made their home. 
  1 Dec 2020
Obituary- Lysek, Joseph
Obituary- Lysek, Joseph
Joseph L. Lysek
Joseph L. Lysek, 69, Topeka, died Sunday in a Topeka nursing home.

He was born March 6, 1913, in Delia, the son of Louis and Mary Teresa Simecka Lysek. He lived in the Emmett community until 1965 when he moved to Topeka. He was a retired farmer.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II, having served 28 months in the Pacific.

He was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council No. 534; and North Post No. 400 of the American Legion, all in Topeka.

He was married to Irene K. Kahler Oct. 15, 1946, in Topeka. She survives. A son, Michael Lysek, died April 16, 1977.

Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Teresa Lyall, Dayton, Ohio, and Mrs. Paulette Coffman, Topeka; three sisters, Mrs. Catherine Dietrich, Wichita, Mrs. Lucille Freeman, La Puente, Calif., and Mrs. Pauline DeVader, Emmett; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Emmett. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery at St. Marys. Rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m. today at Verschelden Funeral Home in St. Marys. 
  26 Nov 2020
Obituary- Lysek, Frank
Obituary- Lysek, Frank
Frank J. Lysek was born in Jackson county, Kans., Oct. 4, 1894. He was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lysek who resided southeast of Delia, until after the death of his father which occurred in 1902, at his home. His mother moved to Delia some two years hence and he lived with his mother until recently when he leased a farm east of Delia. He was married to Miss Tracy Kovar, Jan. 26, 1918. He lived there until his life ended May 17, 1918.

He leaves a wife, mother, one brother, two sisters, three step-brothers, and three step-sisters. One step-sister preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held at the home of his father-in-law, Sunday at 2:30 p.m. May 19, Rev. A.J. Crawford conducting the services, his talk being based on "The Steps of Life."

The hymns, "Nearer My God to Thee," and "Shall We Meet Beyond the River" were rendered by the choir of the Delia Church. He was laid to rest in the Moravian cemetery. 
  26 Nov 2020
Obituary- Lynde, Vufred
Obituary- Lynde, Vufred
Vufred Lynde
Word has been received of the death, last Thursday, of Vufred Monterville Lynde. He was born near Rossville, December 26, 1915 and departed this life April 8, at Poplar Bluff, Mo., aged 21 years, 3 months and 14 days. Vufred was married December 27, 1936 to Miss Jewell Fain of Poplar Bluff.

Mr. Lynde lived most of his life in this vicinity, moving with his parents to Poplar Bluff about two and a half years ago.

He entered Rossville high school in September 1931 and graduated from Poplar Bluff high school in May 1935. He was also a member of the Poplar Bluff Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred E. Lynde, four brothers, Vernon Lynde, of Boulder, Colo., Elmer Lynde of Topeka, Raymond and Dale of the home address, and three sisters, Louise, Bertha Mae and Iona Lynde of the home address. Many other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services and burial were at Poplar Bluff.

[From 15 Apr 1937] 
  26 Nov 2020
Obituary- Lynde, Vernon 1
Obituary- Lynde, Vernon 1
Vernon L. Lynde
Liberal - Vernon L. Lynde, 57, Liberal, died shortly after arrival at a hospital here Sunday. He had apparent heart attack.

He was born Sept. 7, 1912, at Rossville and had lived at Rossville and Topeka before he moved to western Kansas 20 years ago.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Dorothy Lynde, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Clara Mae Linke of Chase and Mrs. Pat Dufield of Plains; three sons, Laverne Lynde and Lester Lynde, both of Wichita, and Bob Lynde of Meade; his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Lynde of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; three sisters, Mrs. Louise Hoag of Poplar Bluff, Mo. and Mrs. Bertha Mae Osborne and Mrs. Iona Lee, both of Plains; and three brothers, Elmer Lynde of Rossville, Raymond Lynde of Houghton, La., and Dale Lynde of Arnold, Mo.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church, Plains. Burial will be in the Meade Cemetery. Fidler Mortuary Inc., Meade, is in charge of arrangements.

Dies suddenly
Elmer Lynde of Rossville was notified Easter Sunday of the sudden death that day of his brother, Vernon Lynde, 57, at Liberal. He had been ill with a heart ailment. Funeral services are to be held Thursday morning at 10:00 o'clock in Plans.

[From 12 Apr 1970]

To funeral
Elmer Lynde, Timothy Lynde, Mr. and Mrs. John Fauerbach, Rossville, were among those attending funeral services Friday in Plains for Vernon Lynde. Mr. Lynde was a brother of Elmer, and a cousin of Mrs. Fauerbach. 
  26 Nov 2020
Marriage- Reser, Edna-Lynde, Alfred
Marriage- Reser, Edna-Lynde, Alfred
A wedding of interest to a [ ] many Rossville people was solemnized Wednesday, Nov. 8th, when Miss Edna Lee Reser became the bride of Mr. Alfred Lynde.

The wedding took place at Topeka; Probate Judge Schocke pronouncing the happy words. Coming home on the 11:18 they were met by a shower of rice as they alighted. They were conveyed to the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bood Reser, where they were met by another shower of rice. As soon as congratulations were over they were conducted to the dining room where a bounteous dinner was served.

The bride looked very pretty in a gown of blue messaline. The skirt was made in the new high waisted effect and panel front; the waist was made with lace yoke and short sleeves.

They received many useful and pretty presents.

The bride is an accomplished young lady loved by all who are fortunate to bear her acquaintance, the groom is a nice young man with many friends. They will make their future home northwest of town and will be at home northwest of town and will be at home to their friends after the 15th. All join in wishing them a long and prosperous life. There were about 30 guests that partook of the dinner after which they all joined in a welcome with tin pans and bells.

[From Oct 1911] 
  26 Nov 2020


 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born   Location   Last Modified 
Markham, Franklin 
b. 26 Jul 1845  Pennsylvania  1 Dec 2020
Mahon, Vernon C.F. 
b. 12 Nov 1917  St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri  1 Dec 2020
Lytle, Patrick W 
b. 23 Feb 1982  Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas  1 Dec 2020
Gallagher Lysek, Mary Elizabeth 
   1 Dec 2020
Lysek, Joseph L 
b. 6 Mar 1913  Delia, Jackson County, Kansas  26 Nov 2020
Lysek, Frank J 
b. 4 Oct 1894  Jackson County, Kansas  26 Nov 2020
Lynde, Vufred Monterville 
b. 26 Dec 1915  Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas  26 Nov 2020
Lynde, Vernon L 
b. 7 Sep 1912  Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas  26 Nov 2020
Lynde, Minnie Elva 
b. 24 Sep 1892  Ontario, Jackson County, Kansas  26 Nov 2020
Lutz, Lester 
b. 4 Apr 1913  Holton, Jackson County, Kansas  26 Nov 2020

 ID   Father ID   Father's Name   Mother ID   Mother's Name   Married   Last Modified 
 I29851  William Lemuel Welsh  I29594  Susanna Welsh    22 Nov 2020
 I29593  Jarred Welsh        22 Nov 2020