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Augusta, Kansas

Collection: 1981





Ediger, Walter D.

Ediger, Jo Etta Lou

Crooks, Chester C.


Obituaries published in the Augusta Daily Gazette


Augusta Daily Gazette, Augusta, Kansas, USA


Augusta Historical Museum, Augusta, Kansas, USA


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Augusta Daily Gazette, Augusta, Kansas, USA, “1981-12-15,” Digital Augusta, accessed December 6, 2022,

The Augusta Daily Gazette Tuesday, December 15, 1981
Joint Services For Edigers
Joint services for Walter and Jo Ediger of Leon will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Bluestem High School gym in Leon.
The Edigers died Sunday night when the Cessna plane they were in crashed nine miles south of Hillsboro.
Rev. Chet Bodenhamer and Rev. Edwin Rempel will officiate. Burial will be in the Leon Cemetery.
Memorials have been established with Tabor College in Hillsboro for the Ediger children, Darin and Diane. Contributions may be sent either to the college or Carlson Funeral Home in El Dorado.
Walter D. Ediger was bom May 30, 1939 in Henderson, Neb., to David and Helena Heinrichs Ediger.
He was an operator for Getty Refinery and had lived in Leon 14 years. He was a member of the Leon Baptist Church and had served on the Leon City Council. He was a member of the Oil Chemical and Atomic Workers Union.
He married Jo Etta Warkentin Sept. 3,1960 in Orienta, Okla.

Jo Etta Lou Warkentin, 40, was bom Dec. 16, 1940 in Fair-view, Okla., to Simon and Dorothy Gaede Warkentin.
She was a secretary at Leon Elementary School. She was a member of the Leon Baptist Church. She was a member of the Leonavista Federated Club and was chosen as Woman of the Year for the Federated Womens Club.
Their son, Darin, and a daughter, Diane, survive.
His survivors also include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David K. Ediger of Henderson; four brothers, Jake D. Ediger and Robert D. Ediger, both of Topeka, Alvin D. Ediger of Aurora, Neb., and Virgil D. of Lincoln, Neb.; two sisters, Kathrine Rempel of South Bend, Ind., and Rosella Ept of Hillsboro.
Her survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Warkentin of Fairiew; a brother, Allyn Warkentin, McLoud, Okla,; a sister, Phyllis Lamb of Fairview.
Carlson Funeral Home in El Dorado is in charge of arrangements. The caskets will not be open.

The Augusta Daily Gazette
Wednesday, December 16, 1981
Rites Pending For C. Crooks
Chester Crooks, a former Augusta resident, died yesterday at a Springfield, Mo., hospital.
He was the retired owner and operator of Crooks Dry Cleaners and Laundry.
Services are pending at the Dunsford Funeral Home.

Thursday, December 17, 1981
Rites Saturday For C. Crooks
Chester C. Crooks, 75, Licking, Mo., formerly of Augusta, died Tuesday at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Mo.
His service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Dunsford Funeral Home. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery,
He was born Dec. 28, 1905 in Winfield.
He married Grace W. Vickery Nov. 13, 1926 in Wichita. She preceded him in death in 1967. He married Mary Ellen Prier in Wichita Oct. 11, 1968. She survives.
He was the retired owner of Crooks Laundry and Dry Cleaners.
Other survivors include a son, James L. Crooks of Loveland, Colo.; daughters, Wilda Claudine Richardson of Portugal and Rita Carol Bishop of Lubbock, Texas; a brother, Cecil Crooks of Guthrie, Okla.; a sister, Pat Harris of San Antonio, Texas; 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

THE WICHITA EAGLE-BEACON Thursday, December 17, 1981
AUGUSTA — Chester Carlis Crooks, 75, of Licking, Mo., former Augusta resident, retired owner of Crooks Laundry and Dry Cleaners, died Tuesday. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Dunsford Funeral Home.
Survivors: wife, Mary Ellen; son, James L. of Loveland, Colo.; daughers, Wilda Claudine Richardson of Portugal, Rita Carol Bishop of Lubbock, Texas; brother, Cecil of Guthrie, Okla.; sister. Pat Harris of

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