Digital Augusta

Augusta, Kansas

Collection: 2001







Adams, Rivhard, "Dick" William

Carpenter, Laura "Betty" Elizabeth

Berner, Delza D.

Mohler, Amy Lynnette


Obituaries published in the Augusta Daily Gazette


Obituaries published in the Augusta Daily Gazette


Augusta Historical Museum, Augusta, Kansas


Augusta Public Library, Augusta, Kansas, USA












b7#36 2001

Obituaries published in the Augusta Daily Gazette, “2001-09-29,” Digital Augusta, accessed December 6, 2022,

Richard Adams

Richard “Dick” William Adams, 92, of Augusta, retired (in 1974) Mobil Oil light oil supervisor of 38 years, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Monday, Oct. 1, at Dunsford
a.m. in Bluff View Cemetery in Vermillion, S.D.
Mr. Adams was born on Oct. 24, 1908, the second of five children to William Bonsteil and Ethylinda Davenport Adams. He lived on the Rosebud Indian Reservation where his parents worked until they homesteaded in western South Dakota near Newell. On the claim they lived in a sod house, the nearest neighbor being about a mile away. At age seven, his father died and his mother, two sisters and two brothers moved to Vermillion, S.D. After graduating from Vermillion High School, Mr. Adams worked a variety of
jobs. In the fall of 1930, he began work in the State Chemical Laboratory at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. After working in the lab one year, he began attending classes at the university and continued working full time.
In 1936, he graduated from the university with a bachelors degree in chemistry and took a job at White Eagle Oil and Refining Company in Augusta as a chemist in the plant laboratory.
On Oct. 19, 1936, Mr. Adams married Dorothy Elaine Lown in Vermillion and they made their home in Augusta. He was later promoted to head the plant laboratory. When Mobil Oil Corp. purchased the refinery, Mr. Adams worked as head of the plant laboratory and Houdry laboratory. He spent some time as alkylation chemist before being responsible for the treating, blending and transferring department.
Mr. Adams was a member of the Augusta Country Club, BPOElks, and the United Methodist Church where he served as an usher for many years and taught Sunday school. He was the president of Men’s Brotherhood, president of Christian Forum Sunday School Class, and was an organizational leader of the Boys Baseball program in Augusta.
Mr. Adams was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Frank and Bernard; sisters, Inez Cusick, Frances Laiwin.
He is survived by wife, Dorothy of 64 years, sons and daughters-in-law, Richard Kent and Ruth Elaine Brandt Adams of Dallas, Stanley Dean and Linda Turney Adams of Tucson; sister, Jean Wright of Sioux Falls, Iowa; grandsons, Lance Kent Adams of Dallas, Marc Wade Adams of Tucson; granddaughters, Kari Elaine Adams Urban of Dallas, Angela Dean Adams Bailey of.Scottsdale, Ariz.; great-grandchildren, Taylor Elizabeth Adams, Brandt James Urban, Lauren Elaine Urban, Grace Katherine Adams.
A memorial has been established with the First United Methodist Church Buildins Fund.

"Betty"’ Carpenter

Laura “Betty” Elizabeth Carpenter, of Augusta, retired Raytheon Beech Aircraft file clerk, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2001.
No local service will be held. Mrs. Carpenter was born in Cleveland, Okla, to Edward and Kate Rummel. They moved to Hartford, Kan. when she was 16 where her father had a grocery store.
She graduated from Hartford High School in 1930 and then married Duane Carpenter. They later moved to Augusta where her husband worked as superintendent.
After Betty retired, she spent her time gardening, needlework, painting and traveling.
Mrs. Carpenter is survived by son, Reynolds Thomas Carpenter and daughter-in-law Genice of Grove, Okla.; grandson, R. T. “Tommy” Carpenter of Augusta; sister, Margaret Roles of Sedona, Ariz.; neice, Sue Sladick of Whitehall, Mich.
Memorials may be sent to S.C.C.S. Home Health and Hospice P.A., 1410 North Woodlawn, Suite D, Derby 67037.

Delza D. Berner

Delza D. Berner of Augusta, homemaker, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001.
Visitation with family will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Dunsford Funeral Home. Her service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Elmwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Berner is survived by husband, Leon Berner; son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Jan Berner; brother, John McVay; sister, Mary Wakefield, all of Augusta; granddaughter, Allison Berner.
A memorial has been established with the First Baptist Church.

Amy L. Mohler

Amy Lynnette Mohler, 20, of Drexel, Mo., bank teller, diet Saturday, Nov. 10, from injuries in an automobile accident.
Her service will be held at p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the First Baptist Church in Cleveland Mo.
Ms. Mohler is survived by parents, Danny and Laura Mohler; brother, Danny Mohler; of the home; paternal grandparnents, Dr. F.T. and Maxine Mohler of rural Augusta, fiance Joseph Daugherty of Urich, Mo many other relatives and friends.

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