Digital Augusta

Augusta, Kansas

Collection: 2001








Dawson, M. Elnora

Singer, Harley Ray

Vorhies, Eva W.

Moses, Melissa Lynn

Williams, Homer J.


Obituaries published in the Augusta Daily Gazette


Augusta Daily Gazette [Kansas]


Augusta Historical Museum, Augusta, Kansas


Augusta Public Library, Augusta, Kansas, USA














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Augusta Daily Gazette [Kansas], “2001-10-30,” Digital Augusta, accessed September 25, 2023,

M. Elnora Dawson

M. Elnora Dawson, 83, El Dorado, retired Augusta Mobil Oil Refinery industrial nurse of 27 years, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001.
Her service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, at Carlson Funeral Home in El Dorado. Interment will follow in Walnut Valley Memorial Park.
Mrs. Dawson was born on Aug. 23, 1918 at Atlanta, Kan. to Rueben and Flossie (Baird) Benedict.
She received nurses training at St. Mary’s College in Winfield. She married Virgil Tinker in May 1943. After his death, she married Ralph Dawson in March 17, 1983.
She lived in Kansas for 40 years and in Bella Vista, Ark.,
for 30 years. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church and B.P.W.
Mrs. Dawson was preceded in death by husbands, Virgil Tinker in 1980 and Ralph Dawson in May, 2000; parents; sister, Lillian Ditmore; and a daughter, Barbara Jean Tinker.
Mrs. Dawson leaves behind a daughter and son-in-law, Sondra and Don Nace of El Dorado; two step-sons, Rodney Dawson of Des Moines, Iowa, Sidney Dawson of Mustang, Okla.; stepdaughter and husband,
Joyce ana Jim Waite of Houston, Texas; brother, Joe Hall of Pierce, Az.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
A memorial has been established with Hospice Inc., and may be left at Carlson Funeral Home in El Dorado.

Harley Ray Singer

Harley Ray Singer, 71, of El Dorado, formerly of Augusta, retired Skelly Oil Refinery operator, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m.. Friday, Nov. 16, 2001, at Elmwood Cemetery in Augusta.
Mr. Singer is survived by wife, Catherine; son, Walter of Andover; daughters, Debra Gage, Cheryl Hasstedt both of Neodesha; sister, Dora Catt of Augusta; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Memorial established with American Cancer Society.
Dunsford Funeral Home of Augusta is in charge of arrangements.

Eva W. Vorhies

Eva W. Vorhies, 91, of Augusta retired teacher, died Tuesday, Oct. 16,2001.
Visitation with family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at Hillside Funeral Home Augusta.
Her service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at the First Baptist Church of Augusta.
Mrs. Vorhies is survived by sons, Burlin of Augusta, William of Keokuk, Iowa; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by sons Marshall and Maurice.
A memorial has been established with the First Baptist Church Building Fund.

Melissa L. Moses

Melissa Lynn Moses, 35, of Augusta, Augusta public school clerical assistant and former IFS Inc. machine operator, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001.
Her service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Haysville United Methodist Church. A graveside service will follow at 4:30 p.m. in the Viola (Kan.) Cemetery.
Mrs. Moses is survived by husband, Timothy; son, Harley Alexander of the home; parents, Paul and Dorothy Chandler; brother, Paul Chandler Minchew of Panama City, Fla.; sisters, Vanessa Chandler, Robin E. Chandler both of Wichita, Jackie Moses of Goddard.
The Cochran Mortuary of Wichita is in charge of arrangements.

Homer Williams

Homer J. Williams, 87, a retired rural Augusta farmer who had been living with a daughter in Florida, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001.
A memorial service will be held in Augusta, but no date has
been announced.
He and his late wife, Vivian lived near Pickrell Corner,’ between Augusta and Leon.
In recent years, Mr. Williams lived with his daughter, Char-ene Sigley of Keystone Heights, Fla.. He also leaves daughters Annavee Duncan of Branson West, Mo., and Verna Deane Kriner of Phoenix, Arz., sisters Hope Boyle of Wichita, Micki Barr of El Dorado and Pat Ogden of Lamar, Colo. 11 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

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