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                           Arnold     Mary M.                ~  Guy            Mabel
                           Bancroft   Irene M.               ~  Hergesheimer   James Aruther
                           Baylie     James Martin           ~  Hewitt         Edith L.
                           Baylie     Mrs. J. M.             ~  Jones          Howard R.
                           Beattie    Esther                 ~  Jones          Mrs. Carrie A.
                           Bigelow    Earl Eliphaz           ~  Kasten         Alvin W.
                           Bigelow    Earl Eliphaz           ~  Last Name      First Name
                           Bigelow    Elizabeth Henrietta    ~  Magnuson       Elmer
                           Bigelow    Mrs. W. S.             ~  Martin         Emma Kate
                           Bigelow    William                ~  Miller         Wanda Laurene Hartley
                           Bigelow    William S.             ~  Oliver         John R.
                           Bigelow    William Seymour        ~  Pugh           James K.
                           Burian     Syble Lenora           ~  Pugh           Jane E.
                           Camp       Florence               ~  Pugh           John J.
                           Camp       Floyd Bennett          ~  Pugh           Louis Joseph
                           Camp       Galena                 ~  Pugh           Walter F.
                           Camp       Mrs. Susan             ~  Ragan          Burt M.
                           Camp       Roy                    ~  Smelker        Carl Victor
                           Craft      Zilpha Eliza           ~  Summers        Fern
                           Davis      Bennie C.              ~  Sweet          Bertha Mae
                           Dischner   Edward A.              ~  Tanner         Daniel Forrest
                           Dobler     Magdalena              ~  Thompson       Benajah Cary
                           Fuhlendorf Gus                    ~  White          Nellie
                           Fuhlendorf Mrs. Gus               ~  Wilkinson      Lela Mae
                           Guy        Jerry                  ~  Wilkinson      Mrs. Ida M

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MARCH 21, 2006
Mary M. (Duvall) Arnold, of Seibert, Colorado, passed away March 10, 2006, at the Grace Manor Care Center in Burlington, CO. Mary was born on June 25, 1917, to Belmar and Nancy (Wade) Duvall in Beaver County, Oklahoma, one of eleven children. She attended school in rural Beaver County and graduated from Greenough High School in 1936. Mary married Wendell V. Arnold on June 19, 1938 at the Bethel Church of God in rural Beaver County, Oklahoma. They made their home on a farm near Turpin, Oklahoma. They moved to a farm in Johnson, Kansas in 1947 and in 1956 they moved to a farm near Vona, Colorado, where they farmed until retirement. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother, and three sisters.
Mary is survived by her son Carlos and wife Patricia of Seibert; grandchildren Christopher Arnold of Greeley, Colorado, Julie and husband Michael Livingston of Stratton, Colorado, Lisa and husband Shane Weaver of Joes, Colorado, Caryn and husband Shawn Roth of Joes, Colorado; eight great grandchildren; three brothers Claxton Duvall and wife Daisy of Kit Carson, Colorado, Kipling Duvall and wife Ruth of Eaton Park, Florida, Marion Duvall and wife Kay of Corpus Christy, Texas; three sisters Neva Amen and husband Darrell of Pratt, Kansas, Pearl Akers of Lake Charles, Louisiana, and Georgia Cantrell of El Paso, Texas; several nephews, nieces and friends. Mary was a member of the Stratton Church of God in Stratton, Colorado. Services were held at the Stratton Church of God in Stratton, Colorado, on March 16, 2006 with Pastor Dustin Sells officiating.
Musical selections were “The Lord’s Prayer” and “Precious Lord Take My Hand” sung by Grace Anne Seikman. Casket bearers were Christopher Arnold, Michael Livingston, Shane Weaver, Gene Duvall, Ezra Yoder, Theo Borden. Internment was at the Seibert Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were handled by Brown Funeral Home of Kit Carson.

NOVEMBER 20, 1989
Elizabeth Henrietta Bigelow was born on July 25, 1890 to Gustav and Fredricka (Mohr) Fuhlendorf at Odebolt, Sac county, Iowa. And passed away at the Burlington Rest Home on November 17, 1989, having attained the age of 99 years, 3 months and 19 days. Elizabeth started attending a country school when five years old. The Fuhlendorfs then moved to Armour, South Dakota where she graduated from Armour High School in 1908.Elizabeth had been left in South Dakota to finish her education while her folks homesteaded north east of Vona, Colorado in 1907. After graduating she made the trip by train to join her family in Vona. Elizabeth wanted to be a school teacher and had to study some more subjects that were required by Colorado.
Her first school was the Ashview School just south of the homestead. She later taught at the Murphy School northeast of Seibert, the Solid Center School northwest of Stratton, and the Pleasant Valley School south of Vona.Elizabeth was married to Earl Eliphaz Bigelow at Stratton, Colorado on March 30, 1911. To this union seven children were born. Twin sons Murl and Burl died in early infancyand a daughter Rose Ann Tubbs in 1970. Elizabeth and Earl celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in 1961. Besides teaching school Elizabeth helped her husband farm on a homestead 10 miles northwest of Stratton and on farms near Vona and Seibert. Her husband Earl became an insurance agent and Elizabeth was his competent bookkeeper.
Earl passed away at their home in Seibert in 1964. Elizabeth continued living at this home in Seibert until September of 1968 when she entered the Rest Home in Burlington. Elizabeth and Earl attended the Christian Church in Vona and was baptized in 1926. One of Elizabeth's favorite songs was "In The Garden." Elizabeth was the last to pass away of the nine children of the Gus Fuhlendorf family. Preceding her in death were brothers Henry, Fred, Art, Vertus, and Gustav, and sisters Ella, Marie and Neva. Elizabeth is survived by son Floyd and wife Ruth of Longmont; son Howard and wife Lona of Benton City, Washington; daughter Alma Becker and husband Wilbert of Vona; daughter Louise Dykes and husband Girth of Limon, Colorado; and son-in-law Gerald Tubbs, Sr. (husband of daughter Rose Ann who passed away in 1970), of Colby, Kansas; also 12 grandchildren and a number of great and great-great grandchildren. Elizabeth's cheerfulness and her ever ready wit and humor were attributes that will forever be cherished by her many friends and relatives.

23 March 1964
Earl Eliphaz Bigelow was born on July 10, 1890 in Phillips county at Logan, Kan., and assed away at his home in Seibert, March 5, at the age of 73 years & 7 months, following several years of declining health. He was the oldest son of William Seymour & Mertie M. Bigelow. In 1908 he came with his parents to their homestead near Seibert. Earl was married to Elizabeth Fuhlendorf at Stratton, on March 30, 1911 and to this union 7 children were born. Infant twins preceded him in death. Earl homesteaded northwest of Stratton. Then moved to a farm near Vona where he raised his family and joined the Christian Church in December of 1924. He retired in 1947 and moved their home in Seibert where he passed away. Mr. & Mrs. Bigelow had celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1961.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth of the home; 5 children, Floyd of Longmont, Co.; Howard of Benton City, Wash; Alma Becker, Vona; Louise Dykes, Limon; and Rose Anna Tubbs, Colby, Ks. "In The Garden," "Beautiful Isle" & "Sometime We'll Understand" were sung by Carl Harrison, Guy Harrison, Leander Becker and Douglas Becker accompanied by Donna Gross, organist. Pall bearers were Dan Tanner, Ed Deaver, Albert Thiessen, John Mumford, Don McAuley and Virgil Hase. Interment was in the Vona cemetery with Hendricks mortuary making the arrangements.

March 15, 1945
Mertie M. Steward, daughter of Stephen and Hattie Steward, was born March 27, 1873, in Franklin County, Iowa, and passed away at Denver, Colo., on March 8, 1945 at the age of 71 years, 11 months and 8 days. On September 11, 1889 she was united in marriage to William S. Bigelow at Phillipsburg, Kans. To this union were born six sons and two daughters, two of the sons preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, and six children, Earl of Vona, Colo.; Bliss, of Ordway, Colo.; Minnie Steen and Hazel Todd of Denver, Colo.; Clyde of Falcon, Colo.; and Lyle of Denver, Colo. Also surviving are two brothers, Ned and Burl Steward of Council Grove, Kansas, twenty grand-children and eight great grandchildren, besides many other relatives and a host of friends.
The family lived on a homestead near Seibert from 1907 until 1917, then moved to Seibert. In September, 1943, they moved to Denver on account of her failing health. In November, 1944, she suffered a fall and broke her hip, leaving her bedfast until her death. While living on the homestead north of Seibert. Mrs. Bigelow accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Shiloh Baptist Church. Funeral services were held in the Seibert Evangelical Church on Sunday afternoon with Rev. L. E. Gabel preaching the sermon. A mixed quartette from Vona, Mesdames Howell and Tanner, and Mr. Frankfather and Mr. Carlstedt sang several beautiful numbers, with Mrs. Gabel accompanying them on the piano. Interment was in the Seibert cemetery with Hamer Shaw of Flagler in charge. The pallbearers were: Mrs. Bigelow's four sons and two grandsons.

MAY 17, 2005
Longtime Kit Carson County resident Irene M. Bancroft passed away on May 7, 2005 at the Grace Manor Care Center in Burlington, CO. She was 102 years of age. Irene was born on October 18, 1902 in Carthage, MO to Alice (Hosey) and Larry Heisten. She was one of four children. Irene attended a small county school in Missouri for several years until the family moved to Flagler, where she graduated from Flagler High School in 1921. Over a period of several years, she finally received her teaching degree. On February 23, 1923 Irene married George Bancroft in Flagler, CO. Irene taught school for over thirty years. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, the Home Demonstration Club and was a 4H leader. She was also a member of the United Methodist Church in Seibert. Irene is preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1996, two brothers and one sister. She is survived by two nephews Gene Heisten of Colorado Springs, CO and Jack Bancroft and his wife Janet of Seibert, CO; five nieces Ann Heisten of Colorado Springs, CO, Lee Schillereff of Canyon City, CO, Carol Von Royen and her husband John of Westminster, CO, Dottie Cribbs of Aurora, CO, Norman Jean Michail of Scottsdale, AZ, and Sharon Tuton also of Scottsdale, AZ. She is also survived by one sister-in-law Merle Heisten of Arvada, CO.Funeral services for Mrs. Bancroft were held on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 2:30 at the Love Funeral Home in Burlington with Pastors Lawrence Colby and Tim Schrunk officiating. Burial followed in the Seibert Cemetery in Seibert, CO. Visitation was held on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Love Funeral Home in Burlington.

Camp MAY 27, 2003
Esther B. Beattie, longtime Stratton resident, passed away May 23, 2003, at the Lincoln Community Nursing Home in Hugo, CO after a short illness at the age of 94. Esther was born February 8, 1909 at Pimento, Indiana to Raymond W. and Hallie (McKinney) Davis, the second of four children. Her parents homesteaded at Regent, North Dakota, however, having a baby in this harsh environment did not seem prudent to the Davis', so Hallie returned to the home in Indiana to wait for Esther's arrival. After her birth, they returned to Regent and stayed for six years. By this time her parents had had enough of the North Dakota winters and moved to Epps, Alabama, where they spent four years. At the age of 10, Esther's family moved to a farm northeast of Stratton, CO. She attended Springwell Country school and became acquainted with her future husband, (Charles) Louis Beattie. She attended high school in Burlington, where she was a member of the girls basketball team and active in many school activities.
She graduated with the Burlington Class of 1928. In 1929 she received her teacher's certificate in Greeley from Colorado Teachers College, now known as the University of Northern Colorado. Esther taught in the Stratton area country schools of Springwell, Smelker and Sunnyside. Esther and Louis Beattie were united in marriage on April 18, 1931 at Sharon Springs, Kansas. They began their married life farming northeast of Stratton. Six children were born to this union; Patricia, Norman, Delmar, Keith, Ivan and Gene. Her life was full of activities; wife, mother, farming and friends. Her teaching career ended in 1943 in order for her to spend full time with her family and help with the duties on the farm. She made sure that her boys went to school everyday in a freshly ironed shirt. All the family meals were prepared on a wood cookstove, three times a day and, of course, there were never any leftovers. Although money was short, Louis and Esther missed very few of the school activities in which the boys were involved in the 25 years of combined attendance.
They were seldom too busy to let you know about the latest accomplishments of their sons and grandchildren. Esther always had an extra soft spot in her heart for her daughter-in-laws. In later years she thoroughly enjoyed the time she spent with the ladies at the quilting guild and ladies club. She will be greatly missed by her surviving family; a brother, Joe Davis of Sikeston, MO; and sons Norman and wife VI of Billings, MT; Delmar and wife Avril of Limon, CO; Keith and wife Margaret of Rocky Ford, CO; Ivan and wife Pat of Addison, Tx; and Gene and wife Beverly of Everette, WA; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Pall bearers are her grandchildren, Boydd Beattie, Brian Beattie, Roger Beattie, Aaron Beattie, Sharon Downey and Hallie Beattie. Honorary pallbearers are Ronda Davenport, Dana Westphalen, Caron Burke, Robin Beattie, Troy Beattie, Ken Stegman, Garold Paintin and Gerald Lempp. Funeral services for Esther will be held on Saturday, May 31st at 2:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Stratton, Colorado. Burial will follow the service at the Claremont Cemetery in Stratton. Visitation will be held Friday, May 30, 2003 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Love Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the St. Charles Sewing Circle, PO Box 264, Stratton Co. 80836, or the Stratton Public Library, 331 New York Ave, Stratton, CO. 80836. Love Funeral Home of Limon is in charge of the arrangements.

Floyd Bennett Camp was born Aug. 12, 1921, to Roy and Susan Camp on a farm north of Vona, where he grew up. He passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997, in Greeley. Floyd served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946. Fourteen months of this time was spent in Germany during World War II. After returning from the service, he worked as a section man for the railroad in First View. He married Florence Galena Hergesheimer on Oct. 3, 1949. To this union six children were born.
Floyd and Florence lived in First View the first 1 1/2 years of their marriage. They then moved to the Camp family farm, where they made their home until they retired in 1981 and moved to Stratton. Floyd was an avid farmer, and even after retiring he enjoyed gardening and raising birds. His favorite hobby was collecting. He also enjoyed feeding the squirrels and wild birds around his house. He was a very dedicated family man who loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Floyd is survived by five daughters and a son; Vicky and Lonnie Moran of Orem, Utah; Betty and Rick Osborn of Greeley; Rhonda and Grant Guy of Kersey; Bonnie Williams, Kenny Camp of Stratton; and Rosa and Don Martz of Whitehall, Mont. He is also survived by two brothers and one sister, Dale Camp of Colorado Springs, Jim Camp of Vona, and Vera Waterman of Pueblo. Additional survivors include nine grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and friends. Floyd was preceded in death by his wife Florence; parents, Roy and Susan Camp; one brother, Harold Camp; and one sister Velma Hill. Funeral services for Floyd were held Monday, Jan. 6, 1997, at 10:30 a.m., at Vona Baptist Church in Vona, with Reverend Wayne Feigal officiating. Musical selections included "Swing Low Sweet Chariot", and "Amazing Grace". Mike and Lorraine McCullough were the musicians. Casket bearers were Archie Camp, Keith Camp, Jim Leof fler, Ray Miltenberger, Bob Miller, and Ron Lueck. Honorary escorts were Don Johnson, Reno Killiam, Chad Osborn, Cory Osborn and Michael Garten. Burial was in Vona Cemetery with Hendricks-Love Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

William Seymour Bigelow was born in Guthrie county Iowa on May 21, 1869 and departed this life at Peyton, Colorado on February 11, 1948 at the age of 78 years, 8 months and 21 days. He was the youngest son of Eliphoz and Elizabeth Bigelow. On Sept. 11, 1889 he was united in marriage to Mertle M. Steward who preceded him in death on Mar. 8, 1945. To this union were born six sons and two daughters. Two sons preceded him in death. The surviving children are: Earl of Seibert, Colo., Bliss of Ordway, Minnie Steen and Hazel Todd of Denver, Clyde of Falcon, Colo., and Lyle of Colorado Springs. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Belle Andrews of St. Francis, Kans., and Mrs. Molly Myers of Grinnell, Kansas; twenty grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. He was a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Seibert, Rev. T. Marks delivering the sermon assisted by Rev. Fraley. Mrs. Ruth Simon, Mrs. Betty Bear, Mr. Dave Theissen and Mr. Ray Dykstra sang "There's No Disappointment in Heaven," "Sometime We Will Understand," and "We're Going Down The Valley One by One." They were accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Effie Gorton. Pall bearers were: Jess Miller, Dwight Cruickshank, Charley Stevens, Morton Nellson, Lew Cudney and Fosha Gorton, Sr. The Shaw Mortuary of Flagler had charge of the services.
He was laid to rest in the Seibert cemetery by the side of his wife. Among those from out of town attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Bigelow and daughters, Leta, Ruth and Pauline of Falcon, Colo. and another daughter, Mrs. D. J. Gieck and husband of Colorado Springs, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Bigelow, Colorado Springs, Mr. and Mrs. Alic Todd and their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kirkwood, and Mrs. Minnie Steen, all of Denver. Mr. and Mrs. Bliss Bigelow and daughter, Mrs. Forest Harmon of Ordway, Colo., Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert A. Becker of Vona, Mr. and Mrs. Girth Dykes of Joes and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Tubbs of Brewster, Kansas.

Jim Baylie, long time resident of Seibert passed from this life at the Flagler Hospital early Tuesday morning. He had suffered ill health for some time. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Bill Anslinger of Troy, Kansas; two  sons, Marvin of Cheyenne Wy.; and Sam of Denver; a sister Mrs. Della Kness of Seibert, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services are being held today, Thursday, at the Evangelical United Brethern Church in Seibert with Rev. Frank Clark officiating. Interment will be in Seibert cemetery beside his wife who passed away about two years ago. (James Baylie died 27 Jan 1959)

Obituary of Mrs. Jas. M. Baylie
Emma Kate Martin, the second of ten children of F. W. and Sarah Hargleroad Martin was born at Ayr, Adams county, Nebraska October 9, 1883.She married John Robinson in 1904 at Nelson, Neb. To this union three children were born, Bruce, Robert and William.On April 7, 1920 she was united in marriage to James Martin Baylie at Mankato, Jewell county, Ks. To this union a daughter Cleo, was born. They made their home in Jewell co., KS for a time. In 1928 they moved to Kirk, Colo., where they lived until 1940 when they moved to Seibert, Colorado, where their present home is. Mrs. Baylie has suffered failing health for the past two years. The last 18 months she has been totally helpless. It was necessary to take her to the Colorado General Hospital, Denver, Colorado, on Monday, June 3, along with her husband who underwent major surgery for a malignancy. She passed away at the hospital Saturday June 8, 1957 at 4:15 p.m.
Her earthly sojourn was 73 yrs 7 m and 29 days. She was a member of the Seibert Ladies Aid and of the Seibert Evangelical United Brethern Church. Her presence in this life will be missed by her loving husband, James Martin Baylie presently confined to the Colorado General Hospital; her three sons, Bruce Robinson of Seibert, CO., Robert Robinson of Otis, Co., and William Robinson of Seibert, CO., her daughter, Cleo Anslinger of Troy, KS., her two step-sons, James Marvin Baylie of Cheyenne Wells, CO., and Samuel Francis Baylie of Denver, CO., her five sisters Ella Belle Vader of Mankato, KS., Hattie Ahrens of Superior, NE., Mary Sloniker of McCook, NE., Sadie Hobbs of Kuna, Idaho, Ruby Shaw of New Port, OR., three brothers, Frank Martin of Mankato, KS., Saul Martin of Woodburn, OR., and Bruce Martin of Nampa, Idaho; 17 grand children; five great grand children, other relatives, and many friends and neighbors. Emma Kate Baylie was a most appreciative woman of anything that was done for her. She enjoyed lots of company during the time she was bedfast.
The children of the community especially loved her and loved to call upon her. Funeral services were held at the Evangelical United Brethern Church, Seibert, Wednesday, June 12, at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. V. J. Lamm of Stratton officiating. Mrs. Fosha Gorton, Jr. and Mrs. Dick O’Neil san “Rock of Ages”, “Old Rugged Cross” and “Going Down the Valley” with Mrs. Geo Simon accompanying at the piano. Interment was at the Seibert Cemetery. Pall bearers were Ward Chew, Dick Smith, Claude Ervin, Virgil Hase, Harry Hatfield and Earl Boren. Howard Mortuary of Denver had charge of arrangements.

Syble Lenora (Noel) Burian was born May 9, 1908 at White, Nebraska to Edward and Kate Noel and departed this life January 26 at the age of 56 yrs, 8 m and 17 days, at the Colorado General Hospital in Denver. At the age of six weeks, Syble moved with her parents to Seibert, Colo., where she grew to womanhood. Syble was united in marriage to Joseph Frank Burian November 11, 1926 at Vona. To this union were born one son, Thomas, and four daughters; Irene, Joann, Hazel, and Dian.
They farmed until 1948 when they moved into Vona. Syble lived in Burlington for the past three years until she moved to Denver for medical attention in august of 1964.She was active in the community and the Church of Christ.Syble was preceded in death by her husband in June of 1961, also her parents and two brothers Ernest and Ben. She is survived by her son Thomas, Des Moines, IA; her 4 daughters; Irene Courtright, Stratton; JoAnn House, Bethune; Hazel Card, and Dian Burian of Denver; Five grandsons and seven granddaughters. Also a brother, Bernard Noel, Seibert; two sisters, Mary Bigelow, Ordway; and Margaret St Clair, Wiggens; seven nieces, 11 nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at the Church of Christ in Vona Sat. Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. with Eugene R. Palmer officiating. Pall bearers were Jim Miller, Merl Ford, Carl Woller, Walt Eastin, Virgil Gray and Clyde Mullis. Interment was in the Vona Cemetery.

February 29 1948
Mr. William Bigelow who has resided in Seibert and near there for many years passed away of a heart attack last Wednesday evening at the home of friends at Peyton, Colorado. Mr. Bigelow had been ill for several months and after several weeks confinement in the Glockner hospital at Colorado Springs he was dismissed on January 8th and had been feeling much improved. His death was a shock to his relatives and many friends.

Funeral services for Roy Camp were conducted at the Hendricks Mortuary Sunday, Jan. 15, by Brother John Thornton of Pueblo with interment in Fairview Cemetery. Musical selections for the services were "Beyond The Sunset" and " The Haven Of Rest" sung by Wilber Becker, Carl and Guy Harrison and Art Boese, and a solo, "Farther Along" by James Flick. Roy Camp, son of James B. Camp and Carrie Henning Camp, was born at Corning, Kan. Sept. 9, 1890, and died Jan. 11, 1961 at the St Francis Hospital in Colorado Springs at the age of 70 years, 3 months and 23 days. He moved with his family to Vona as a young man and later homesteaded north of Vona in 1912. He was united in marriage to Susan Miller of Brewster, Kan., Dec. 5, 1917.
They lived their married life north of Vona until 1951, when they moved to Burlington where they have since resided. Their 43 years together were blessed with six children, Harold of Pomona, Calif.; Floyd of Vona; Dale and Velma Hartsook of Colorado Springs; James of Denver and Vera Waterman of Pueblo. He accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and was baptized in 1949, joining with the Church of Christ, in which he was very active locally. He leaves his wife, Susan, his six children, 18 grandchildren, his mother, Carrie Jones, two brothers, Ed of Topeka, Kan., and Harry of Denver, and a number of nieces and nephews. His father preceded him in death. 

June 1971
Obituary of Mrs. Susan Camp
Mrs. Susan Camp passed away at the Kit Carson County Memorial Hospital, May 30, 1971, after an illness of approximately two months, at the age of 74 years 10 months and 12 days. Susan Elizabeth Camp was born in Rawlins County, Kansas on July 18, 1896, the daughter of August and Clara Hartley Miller, who preceded her in death. Her girlhood was spent in the family home north of Brewster, Kansas. Early in 1917 she homesteaded north of Vona and on December 5, 1917, she was united in marriage to Roy Camp, who had homestead in the Vona area in 1912. They lived their married life north of Vona until moving to their home in Burlington in 1951. Roy preceded her in death in 1961 and Susan has lived in the family home in Burlington since that time.
Their 43 years together were blessed with six children: Harold of Haddem, Kansas; Floyd of Vona; Dale and Velma of Colorado Springs; James of Vona and Vera of Denver. Mrs. Camp is also survived by 20 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, 8 sisters and brothers: Grace Hickson of Goodland; Rosa Durham of Gem; Bennett Miller of Goodland; George Miller of Colby, Kansas; Nina Linthicum of Colorado Springs; August Miller of Brewster; Esther Westerdale of Oklahoma and Willard Miller of Brewster. Mr. and Mrs. Camp accepted Christ in 1949, joining with the Church of Christ north of Vona, and they both helped with the commencing of the Burlington Church of Christ. Mrs. Camp was a kind, considerate and loving wife and Mother, honest and just in her associations with everyone and never too busy to assist with a helping hand.
Funeral services for Susan Camp were conducted Thursday, June 3, 1971, at the Hendricks Chapel with Brother John Thornton of Beatrice, Nebraska, and Brother John Ford officiating, with interment in Fairview Cemetery. Song selections for the services "Beyond The Sunset", "When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder", "Just Beyond The Rolling River", were provided by Doris Wilhoit, Margaret Gramm, Jeanne Flick, Dennis Coryell and James Flick, who also sang a solo of "Further Along". Casket bearers were James Thomas, Gus Schreiner, Charles Coryell, Norbert Wilhoit, Clayton Poenisch and Ted Harwick.BENNIE C. DAVIS
Longtime Kit Carson County resident, Bennie C. Davis, passed away May 16, 3003 at the Kit Carson County Memorial Hospital, in Burlington, Colorado after a brief illness. He was 77 years old. Bennie was born March 2, 1926 in Greensburg, Kansas, to Irvin and Rosema (Tennison) Davis. He was the youngest of five children. He moved with his family to Holly, Colorado at the age of thirteen years old and resided there until 1968 when he moved to Stratton, Colorado. On September 10, 1947, Bennie married Emma Behm in LaJunts, Colorado. To this union three daughters were born, Marsha, Rhonda and Kathy. Bennie worked at the Southeastern Colorado Coop in Holly, Colorado for fifteen years. In 1968 he moved to Stratton, Colorado where he managed the Stratton Equity Coop. During this time he served on numerous committees and boards, including the Kit Carson County Memorial Hospital Board for twelve years. In 1983, Bennie was awarded the Farmland Industries Dreyer Award. Bennie was also a charter member of the Bethel Assembly of God Church in Burlington, Colorado. He retired from the Stratton Equity Coop in 1989 and later moved to Burlington. His hobbies included motorcycling, restoring old model A cars and old Ford 8N Tractors, which later became a business known as Ben's Small Tractors.
Most of all, Bennie enjoyed spending time with his family. Bennie is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Hobert and Harl Davis, two brothers-in-law, Lloyd Justus and Earl Laird. He is also preceded in death by one sister-in-law, Dorothy Davis. Bennie is survived by his wife Emma of the home, three daughters, Marsha Dravitz and her husband Patrick of Colorado Springs; Rhonda Peterson and her husband Gary Alan of Burlington; and Kathy Sims and her husband Gary of Stratton. He is also survived by two sisters, Cuma Justus of Woodstock, IL; and Berma Laird of Holly, CO. Bennie is also survived by one sister-in-law, Fern Davis of Lamar, CO; six grandchildren, Matthew Sims of Colby, KS and Erika Sims of Stratton; Bryant and Parker Peterson of Burlington; Benjamin and Katherine Kravitz of Colorado Springs; he is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mr. Davis were held Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bethel Assembly of God Church in Burlington, with Pastor Mark Shaklee and Rev. William Behrman officiating.

Florence Galena Camp was born on Sept. 12, 1931, to James and Bonnie Hergesheimer in Chapel, MO. She passed away at the home of her daughter, Betty, in Evans, Colo. on Jan. 18, 1993. Florence spent her childhood in Mountain View, MO. and Colorado. She married Floyd Bennett Camp on October 3, 1949. To this union six children were born. They lived in First View the first 1 1/2 years of their marriage. Then they moved to the Camp family farm north of Vona where they made their home until they retired in 1981.
They have lived in Stratton since that time. Florence was a very talented seamstress, making most of her children's clothing while they were growing up. She liked working in her flower and vegetable gardens and doing crafts. She greatly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Florence is survived by her husband, Floyd of Stratton; five daughters and one son, Vicky and husband Lonnie Moran of Orem, Utah; Betty and husband Rick Osborn of Evans, Co.; Rhonda and husband Grant Guy of Colorado Springs; Bonnie and husband Craig Williams of Pueblo, Co.; Kenny of Stratton; and Rosa Camp of Anaconda, Montana.She is also survived by 11 brothers and sisters, Thomas of Peoria, Ill.' Carl, Ruby Ila, James, Bonnie, Bobby Joe of Porterville, Calif.; Lloyd of Bakersfield, Calif.; Elbert of Pueblo; Daisy of Lamont, Calif.; and twins Mary and Larry. Additional survivors include eight grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services for Florence were held on Friday, Jan. 22 at 1:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Vona with Pastor Wayne Feigal officiating. Interment was in Vona Cemetery with Hendricks-Love Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

AUGUST 15, 1919
Born January 1st 1860 in the state of Ohio and died at Pueblo August 5th 1919. She was married to James K. Pugh November 20th, 1875. To this union was born eight sons and seven daughters two having passed before her to their eternal rest. Mrs. Pugh united with the Quaker church in early childhood and remained faithful to the end. She was always a kind and indulgent mother and wife, her family and home being her first consideration at all time. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband and thirteen children, 30 grandchildren and one great grand child, besides a host of other relatives and friends who extend their heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved ones in their great loss. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. C.W. Smith at the congregational church on Friday, August 8 and was laid to rest in Stratton Cemetery.

Lifelong Stratton, Colorado resident Edward A. Dischner passed away December 11, 2005 at the Kit Carson County Memorial Hospital in Burlington. He was 77 years old. Ed was born in Stratton on August 19, 1928 to Anton and Clara (Jostes) Dischner. He was one of four children. Ed attended school in Stratton and graduated from Stratton High School in 1947. In 1950, Ed joined the Army and served during the Korean War. On January 21, 1950, Ed married Marlyn C. Schmidt. To this union three sons were born; Edward, Dave and Tom. Ed devoted many years of his life to running the grocery store in Stratton. He retired in May of 2002. Ed was a member of the St. Charles Catholic Church and the Stratton American Legion. Ed was preceded in death by his parents, one infant son Edward, and two brothers Art and Leonard. Ed is survived by his wife Marlyn of the home; two sons Dave Dischner of Stratton and Tom Dischner of Denver, Colorado. He is also survived by two grandchildren; Terrence Lawver and Janiece Lawver; and one sister Alyce Lewis of Scottsbluff, NE.

Thursday, January 19, 1939
Obituary of Mrs. Gus Fuhlendorf
The Vona community was shocked to hear of the passing of Mrs. Gus Fuhlendorf, who departed this life at her home at Breda, Iowa, Jan. 5th, 1939, at the age of 77 years, 2 months and 7 days. Interment was made at the Odebold, Iowa, cemetery. The pall bearers were Mrs. Fuhlendorf's grand children. Reha Mohr, daughter of Fredrick and Elsabe Mohr, was born near Preston, Iowa, Nov. 2nd, 1861. She was married Feb. 18th, 1880 at Moqueketa, Iowa to Gus Fuhlendorf. Their fiftieth wedding anniversary was celebrated at Breda, Iowa, in 1930.
To this union eleven children were born, five of whom preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband, Gus Fuhlendorf, and six children, Ella (Mrs. Ed Sparks), Lizzie (Mrs. E. E. Bigelow), Fred Fuhlendorf of Vona, Arthur of Morrison, Marie (Mrs. Henry Mohr) and Neva (Mrs. Jack Hansen) also 25 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren besides many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.About 29 years of their married life was spent in Iowa; 10 years at Armour, South Dakota; and 20 years in Kit Carson County, Colo. 14 years of this time was spent on their homestead 9 miles northeast of Vona and 6 years in Vona where Mr. Fuhlendorf was employed by the town as marshal. Mrs. Fuhlendorf joined the Christian church in 1922 and continued in that faith until her death.All her children living in Colorado attended the funeral - Mr. and Mrs. Bigelow, Mrs. Ed Sparks, Fred Fuhlendorf, of Vona, and Arthur Fuhlendorf of Morrison. During the time the Fuhlendorfs lived in Vona community, 20 years, all were impressed with the many fine qualities of the departed. She lived a constant Christian life, devoted and loyal to her husband, children and her friends and to the community in which she lived and to the church. The entire community extends sympathy to the surviving relatives.

Thursday, January 16, 1947
Gus Fuhlendorf, a member of the Peace Lutheran Church, Ulmer, Iowa, was born in Jackson County, Iowa on December 14, 1856, and died at Carroll, Iowa on January 3, 1947 after a short illness. He had attained the age of 90 years and 21 days. Mr. Fuhlendorf was married to Miss Reka Mohr on February 13, 1880 at Maquoketa, Iowa. They came to Sac County in 1881, residing west of Wall Lake, Iowa. In 1898 they took up residence at Armour, South Dakota. In 1907 they made their home near Stratton in Kit Carson County, Colorado, where they resided until 1927, when they returned to Sac county, living north of Breda until the death of Mrs. Fuhlendorf on January 5, 1939. Since 1939 he made his home with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mohr,. On October 3, 1946 he was taken to the Tryon Nursing Home in Carroll, where he passed away on January 3rd. The deceased was baptized and confirmed in the evening years of his life on June 13, 1941 by Pastor F. H. Mienchow. Eleven children were born to this union, five of which preceded him in death.
Surviving are Ella, now Mrs. Ed Sparks of Vona, Colorado; Mr. Fred Fuhlendorf of Vona, Colorado; Mr. Arthur Fuhlendorf of Denver, Colorado; Lizzie, now Mrs. Earl E. Bigelow of Vona, Colorado; Marie, now Mrs. Henry Mohr of the Peace Lutheran congregation of Wall Lake, Iowa, and Neva, now Mrs. H. N. Hansen of Redwood, California, the only one of the surviving children not present for the funeral. Two sisters preceded Mr. Fuhlendorf in death. He is also survived by twenty five grand children and thirty great grandchildren. The funeral address given by Pastor Virgil P. Heine, was based on the words of Amos 5;4: "Seek ye me, and ye shall live." Burial was made in the Adebolt cemetery. Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Hoffman Funeral Home of Carroll.

THUR. MAY 26, 1977
Dead at 89 Jerry Guy, 89, pioneer resident of Stratton, passed away May 20. Mr. Guy had been in ill health since the first of the year and had been confined for the past month in the St. Joseph of the Plains hospital in Cheyenne Wells. Survivors are his wife Mabel, Sidney, Nebraska; two sons Richard, Bethune and David, Elizabeth; six daughters Jane Bandimere, Leona Chapman, Margaret Chapman, Paonia; Pauline Berver, New Mexico; Roberta Kindred, Sidney and Joan Wolf, Alamosa. Services were held May 24 at 1:30 p.m. in the Hendricks Mortuary, Burlinton, where burial was made in Fairview Cemetery.

THUR. APRIL 17, 1986
Services Held for MABEL GUY
Mabel Ann (Pugh) Guy departed this life April 9, 1986 at the age of 92 years 9 months. She was born to John J. and Jane E. (Richards) Pugh Sept. 6, 1893 at Tuttle, Colo. She was baptized in the Christian faith at an early age. She attended schools at Tuttle and Stratton through 10th grade completing her education at Norton, Kansas. She taught the elementary grades for many years. On Feb. 28, 1916 she was united in marriage to Jerry Guy. To this union were born 8 children. She leaves to morn her passing her children, Richard and his wife Betty of Bethune, Jane and husband Horace Bandimere of Arvada, David and his wife Alvina of Stratton, Leona and her husband Dean Chapman of Mesa, Arizona, Margaret and husband Vernon Chapman of Mesa, Arizona, Pauline and Husband Ruff Berver of Silver city, New Mexico, JoAnne & husband William Wolf of Monte Vista, Roberta and her husband Dale Kindred of Spokane, Wash. Also 25 grand children, a host of great grand and great great grand children, 3 sisters and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, six brothers and one sister. Services were held Monday, April 14 at the Stratton United Methodist Church, interment was at the Burlington Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Hendricks Mortuary.

MAY 17, 2005
Alvin William Kasten was born on May 20, 1926 to Herman and Kathrina Gansberg Kastens at their farm home near Ludell, KS. He was baptized on June 6, 1926 at Trinity Lutheran Church of North Ludell. Alvin attended his first year of school in a small rural school and completed his elementary education at Trinity Lutheran Parochial School. He was confirmed in his Christian faith in March of 1940, also at Trinity Lutheran Church.He worked at home on his parent’s farm until he entered the Navy on December 8, 1944. He served abroad the U.S.S. Siboney as a Hospital Apprentice First Class. He received an honorable discharge on July 7, 1946. Upon entering the Navy the ‘s’ was erroneously omitted from his last name. Due to the amount of paperwork required to correct the spelling Alvin chose to continue using the new spelling of his name. In the spring of 1947 Alvin moved to Colorado to farm and on October 1, 1947 was married to Bernice Heussman of Rural Blakeman, KS. They lived on a farm north of Seibert and in 1952 moved to the farm north of Vona where he resided until his death on May 8, 2005. A farmer all his life, Alvin loved the land and it was while he was farming that the Lord took him home.
Alvin served for 12 years on the board of directors of the Seibert Co-op, the farm Credit board for 20 years and served on the Building Committee for Zion Lutheran Church where he was also an officer for numerous years. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Edwin and Elmer and sisters, Wilma Kastens and Fieda Timm, sister-in-law Elaine Holle and brother-in-law John Heussman. He is survived by his wife Bernice of the home, son Robert and wife Wanda of Flagler, and daughters Linda and husband Larry Laubenstein of Concordia, MO, Patricia and husband Dave Scott of Hereford, TX, Lori and husband Dan McCaffrey of Seibert, and Mary and husband Scott Allacher of Flagler; nine grandchildren, Kelly Toner, Craig and Cynthia Kasten, Lane Laubenstein and wife Thessalie, Jesse Laubenstein, Nathan and Brittany McCaffrey, Jacob and Jared Allacher, and one step grandson Rob Kasten and wife Krista; three great grandchildren Brittany and Jayden Kasten and Torie Laubenstein. He is also survived by brothers Harry Kastens and wife Paula, and Francis (Ted) Kastens and wife Gertie, sisters-in-law Mildred Kastens, Geneva Kastens, brother-in-law Gerald Heussman and wife Elaine, sister-in-laws Joan Friese and husband Charles, Irene Schmidt and husband Milton and Jo Huessman and many nieces and nephew. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Flagler.

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