Digital Augusta

Augusta, Kansas

Collection: 1984





Small, George R.

Ball, Nellie I.

Schnabel, Anna

Howard, Nona Belle

Little, Blanche


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, “1984-11-20,” Digital Augusta, accessed December 6, 2022,

The Augusta Daily Gazette
Tuesday, November 20, 1984
City building closing early for Small funeral
Offices at the Augusta Municipal Building, Sixth and School, will close at 1 o'clock tomorrow afternoon for the funeral of George R. Small, 47, a longtime police officer who died yesterday at Augusta Medical Complex.
The funeral will begin at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Dunsford Funeral Home chapel. Rev. Gaylen Burow of Christ Lutheran Church will officiate and burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.
The city offices will not reopen tomorrow and workers there won't return until Friday because of the Thanksgiving holiday.
The black and white memorial flag for a deceased law officer was raised half-staff
on the city building flagpole yesterday after news of Small’s death was received at the safety department.
During his 14-year career with the Augusta Department of Public Safety, Small received several commendations and awards.
The police captain leaves his wife, Karen, two daughters, Tanna Louise and Krystal Ann, of the home here; three brothers, five sisters, his mother and father, and a grandmother, Edith Small of Wichita.
The name of one of Small's sisters was reported incorrectly to The Gazette for yesterday's writeup. That sister is Sandy Allen of Carrollton, Texas, not Sandy Wallace.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Other survivors include daughters, Denise Hass of Kansas City, Mo., and Robin LacKamp of Concordia; brothers, F.W. of Alamosa, Colo., and Leroy of Clear Lake, Iowa and sisters, Jerri Warren of Iola, Grace Wood and Hattie Grieve, both of Monrovia, Calif., and Addie Courtois of Grand Junction, Colo.

Sister dies in Chanute
Nellie I. Ball, 93, Chanute, sister of James Johnson of Augusta, died Saturday at a nursing home there.
Her service was at 10 a.m. today at the Parkview Holiness Church in Chanute. Rev. M.M. Kirks and Rev. Charles Douglas officiated. Burial was in the Ross Cemetery near Neodesha.
A memorial has been established with the Independence (Kan.) Bible School.
She was born Sept. 7, 1891 in Newton County, Missouri, to Eljah A. and Lucinda Allegar Johnson.
She married George E. Ball Oct. 27, 1907 in Neodesha. He died in 1971.
Other survivors include sons, Jack of Wichita, Frank of Iola; daughter, Neama Douglas of Chanute; another brother, L.A. Johnson of Midland, Texas; seven grandchildren; two step grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Loran Fawcett Funeral Home in Neodesha was in charge of arrangements.

Monday, November 26, 1984
Anna Schnabel dies at 97
Anna Schnabel, 97, Indianapolis, Ind., mother of Ralph Schnabel of Augusta, died there Friday.
Her funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Vale Hope Mortuary in Madison, Ind.
Other survivors include sons, Larry and Carroll of Indianapolis and five great-grandchildren.
A son, Robert, preceded her in death.

Monday, November 26, 1984
Nona Belle Howard dies in Wichita
Nona Belle Howard, 86, Wichita, sister of Earnest Henry Ewalt, Walter Stamps Ewalt, Emma Jane Shafer, and Sadie Venita Canfield, all of Augusta, died Sunday in Wichita.
Her funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Dunsford Funeral Home. Rev. Richard Axmann of the First Baptist Church will officiate. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Fairmont Cemetery in Lamar, Colo.
A memorial has been established with the Dialysis Center, 1007 N. Emporia, Wichita, Kan., 67214.
She was born Dec. 6, 1897 in Cowley County to John Henry and Mary Emma Need Ewalt.
She married Allen Howard on April 5, 1920 in Wichita. He preceded her in death Feb. 29, 1956.
She came to Butler County in 1962 and was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors also include another sister, Margaret Leota Euler of Topeka.
Two brothers preceded her death. John William Ewalt and Lawrence Woodrow Ewalt both died in 1982.

Blanche Little dies Friday
Blanche Little, 98, Rose Hill, died Friday at St. Joseph Medical Center in Wichita.
A graveside service was at 2 p.m. today at the Douglass cemetery. Rev. Georg Kent officiated.
She was born Dec. 20, 1895 in Fleming County, Kentucky to William and Mollie Barton.
She married Clyde Little who preceded her in death in 1963.
She was a retired apartment building owner and former co-owner of Red Ball Auto Garage.
Survivors include nieces, Betty Snodgrass and Pam Crider, both of Atlanta.
Mile Mortuary in Winfield was in charge of arrangements.

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