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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Ralph Kleweno , 6 South 44 West

Ralph purchased 30 acres by "public land sale" in 6, 6S 44W in 1970.
Ralph # 117469000 has an "unknown burial" - but a helpful descendant wrote "Ralph Kleweno is not buried in Burlington, he is most definitely buried in Bazine, Kansas in the Bazine Cemetery.  This is the same cemetery that his parent are buried in.
Ralph is my Grandfather on my mother's side"

" Ralph Kleweno was born on 20 December 1920 at Rush County, Kansas. He was the son of George Kleweno and Katherine Gillig.
Ralph Kleweno married Luella Lily Gross on 19 May 1940. Ralph Kleweno and Luella Lily Gross were divorced.

Children of Ralph Kleweno and Luella Lily Gross were:
- Sherry Kleweno
- Rodney Kleweno
- Roger Alan Kleweno
Ralph Kleweno married Alvera Campbell on 10 November 1984.
Ralph Kleweno died on 8 March 1987 at Burlington, Colorado, at age 66."


Johann Georg Kleweno “George”, s of Johannes Kleweno & Katharina Elisabeth Bender (Family 8439), b 11 Feb 1878 Rush Co KS (perhaps Otis Barton Co KS); d 2 May 1951; bur Bazine Ness Co KS. He m 10 Jun 1902 Baptist Church Bison Rush Co KS to Katharina Gillig “Katie”, dau of Johann Peter Gillig Sr “Peter” & Elisabeth Fritzler (Family 10731). She b 25 Sep 1881 Rush Co KS; d 13 May 1957 Hays Ellis Co KS. They have the following ch:
i Leah Kleweno, 4 Dec 1903 Bison Rush Co KS; d 16 Mar 1984; bur Hutchinson Reno Co KS. She 1m Fred Schenkel. She 2m Leo Hurt. She 3m Kel Robertson. [21p.61]
ii Herman H. Kleweno, b 5 Aug 1905 Bison Rush Co KS; d 8 Mar 1982; bur Bazine Ness Co KS. He m 28 Jan 1928 to Pauline V. Filbert. Res: Bazine KS. [21p.61]
iii Alice Kleweno, b 7 Mar 1907 Bison Rush Co KS. She m 10 Aug 1927 Bazine Ness Co KS to Fred J. Margheim. Res: Bazine KS. [21p.61]
iv Walter Kleweno, b 6 Sep 1909 Bison Rush Co KS. He m 1 Jun 1928 Bazine Ness Co KS to Deborah DeWald. [21p.61]
v Ruben R. Kleweno, 1910/1911-. See Family 10472.
vi unnamed ch, b 14 Feb 1915 Bison Rush Co KS; d inf 14 Feb 1915; bur Bison Rush Co KS. [21p.61]
vii Tillie Kleweno, b 21 Feb 1916 Bison Rush Co KS. She m 23 Jan 1958 Hutchinson Reno Co KS to Charles E. Martin. [21p.61]
viii Inez Kleweno, b 4 Jan 1919 Rush Co KS. She m 17 Feb 1939 Bazine Ness Co KS to Clarence Keatley. [21p.61]
ix Ralph Kleweno, 1920/1921-1987.

He 1m 19 May 1940 to Luella Lily Gross, dau of Jacob J. Gross & Amalia Schwien “Mollie” (Family 1301). She b 13 Jul 1922. They have 3 ch:

i Sherry Lynn Kleweno, 1943-. See Family 1312.

ii Rodney Lee Kleweno, 1948-. See Family 1316.

iii Roger Allan Kleweno, 1952-. See Family 1315.

They div. Ralph 2m 10 Nov 1984 to Alvera (Allen) Campbell. She was born 30 Sep 1925, and is buried in Akron Colorado - she married Arthur Hayes in 12010.

SISTER:
Inez Jane Royer, 87, died December 23, 2006 at Grisell Long Term Care, Ransom, Kansas. She was born at Bison, Kansas, January 4, 1919, the daughter of George and Katie Gillig Kleweno. She married Clarence Keatley, who died in 1955. She then married Mervin Royer October 5, 1964 at Great Bend, Kansas. He died August 10, 1997. A resident of Barton County since 1958, coming from Ness County, Mrs. Royer had most recently resided in Ransom, Kansas. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and was a retired LPN.

Surviving Mrs. Royer are one son, Alvin Keatley and wife, Karen, Bazine, Kansas; one daughter, Jeanette McCormick and husband, Sylvester, McCracken, Kansas; eight grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and twelve step great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Carolyn Cox; four brothers, Ralph Kleweno, Walter Kleweno, Reuben Kleweno, and Herman Kleweno; and three sisters, Leah Robison, Tillie Martin, and Alice Margheim.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 26, 2006 at Bryant Funeral Home with the Reverend Wayne Flanders officiating. Committal will be in Great Bend Cemetery, Great Bend, Kansas. Friends may call on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 from 9:00 a.m. until service time at Bryant Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to First United Methodist Church or Grisell Memorial Long Term Care in care of the funeral home.

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