Digital Augusta

Augusta, Kansas

Collection: 1984






Crooks, Cletius Carol

Larsen, Oscar H.

Koch, Robert C.

Puckett, Maude T.

Shaver, Frederick S.

Spencer, Kenneth "Pete"


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, “1984-11-29,” Digital Augusta, accessed December 6, 2022,

The Augusta Daily Gazette
Thursday, November 29, 1984
Cletius Crooks dies at 68
Cletius Carol Crooks, 68, 1404 State, died Wednesday at the Augusta Medical Complex.
Her funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Dunsford Funeral Home. Rev. Robert Brooks will officiate.
A memorial has been established with the American Diabetes Association Inc., 2312 E. Central, Wichita, Kan., 67214.
She was born Oct. 25, 1916 in Missouri to Benjamin H. and Elsie M. Feurt Castor.
She married Stanley L. Crooks April 20, 1941 in Wichita. He survives.
She was a former Internal Revenue Service employee.
She was a Methodist and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Other survivors include daughters, Carol Ann Williams of Van Nuys, Calif., and Cletius Kay Watson of Statesboro, Ga.; a brother, Homer T. Castor of Wichita and three grandchildren.

Larsen rites are Friday
Oscar H. Larsen, 89, Wellington, father of Dolores Turner of Augusta, died Tuesday at his home.
A graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Wellington. Rev. Aully Holst will officiate.
A memorial has been established to the Avenue of Flags in Wellington. Contributions may be sent to the Frank Funeral Home there.
He was born July 26, 1895 in Frederick to Louis and Mary Madison Larsen.
He married Grace Rains May 23, 1918. She preceded him in death in 1952.
Larsen was a retired farmer and stockman.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War I. He was a member of the American Legion.
Other survivors include a son, John Larsen of Wellington; two stepsisters, Gertrude Kirts of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Bessie Garber of Bentonville, Ark.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Monday, December 3, 1984
Robert Koch dies at 58
Robert C. Koch, 58, Clearwater, father of Larry Koch of Douglass, died Saturday at St. Joseph Medical Center in Wichita.
His service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Culbertson-Smith Mortuary there. Dr. Vernon Shields will officiate. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the IOOF Cemetery in Tonkawa, Okla.
A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association.
He was born June 20, 1926 in Wichita to Charles and Margaret Reddick Koch.
He married Della Shields June 1, 1947 in Wichita. She survives.
He was a carpenter with Smith Construction in Wichita.
Other survivors include sons, David of Jacksonville, N.C., Gary and Raymond of Clearwater; a daughter, Carol Ann LeClercq of Tyler, Texas; mother, Margaret Koch of Southgate, Calif.; brother, Charles; sister, Velma Zimmerman, both of Wichita, and nine grandchildren.

Tuesday, December 4, 1984
Maude Puckett dies at 98
Maude T. Puckett, 98, Hutchinson, aunt of Robert Puckett of Augusta, died Saturday.
Her funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Elliott Mortuary there.

Tuesday, December 4, 1984
Frederick Shaver dies at home
Frederick S. Shaver, 78, Douglass, died yesterday at his home.
His funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Douglass United Methodist Church. Rev. Dan Ferguson will officiate and burial will be in the Douglass.
A memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society.
He was born March 19, 1906 in Chandler, Okla., to David and Rebecca Palmer Shaver.
He married Viola Merritt April 13, 1932 in Delta, Colo. She survives.
He was a retired mechanic and he worked in the agriculture industry.
Other survivors include sons, Edward Paul Shaver of Colorado Springs, Colo., Harold Eugene Shaver of Monument, Colo., and Charles Wesley Shaver of Manatu Springs, Colo.; a daughter, Freda Bergley of Douglass; brothers, Jewel Shaver of Wenatchee, Wash., Claud Shaver of Douglass and John Shaver of Montrose, Colo.; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

Pete Spencer dies at 46
Kenneth “Pete” Spencer, 46, Benton, brother of Jesse and Jimmy Spencer, both of Douglass, died Friday.
His funeral service was at 2 p.m. today at the Benton Christian Church.
He was born in Chickasha, Okla., and his family moved to Douglass when he was a young child. He majored in accounting at Wichita State University and graduated in 1970.
He married Vicki Hutchinson March 17, 1963. She survives.
He was a comptroller at Vermillion Enterprises in Wichita.
Other survivors include a son, Douglas Wayne, daughter, Heather Lea, both at home; other brothers, Albert of Oklahoma City, Okla., Ray of Argonia, Virgil of Atlanta; sisters, Viola Richardson of Chickasha, Ruby Boswell of Ninnekah, Okla., Colene Langan of Bellingham, Wash., Anabelle Ross of Park City, Goldie Dean of Dublin, Texas, Caroline Sue Wolf of Rush Springs, Colo.

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