Digital Augusta

Augusta, Kansas

Collection: 1984






Burns, Cora Belle

Ruckle, Frank A.

Ewalt, Walter Stamps


Obituaries published in the Augusta Daily Gazette


Augusta Daily Gazette, Augusta, Kansas, USA


Augusta Historical Museum, Augusta, Kansas, USA


Augusta Public Library, Augusta, Kansas, USA











Augusta Daily Gazette, Augusta, Kansas, USA, “1984-12-13,” Digital Augusta, accessed December 6, 2022,

The Augusta Daily Gazette
Thursday, December 13, 1984
Cora Burns dies at 86
Cora Belle Burns, 86, Wichita, formerly of Augusta, died Thursday at Prairie Homestead in Wichita.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m Saturday at the Prairie Homestead Chapel. Private graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Elmwood Cemetery in Augusta. Rev. Roger Fredrickson will officiate. There will be no viewing.
She was born Jan. 15, 1898 in Viola, Ark., to Mathew I and Pernecia Roby Ivestor.
She married George Luther Bums in Viola May 26, 1917. He preceded her in death.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wichita.
Survivors include daughters, Cleta Henline of Wichita and Dorothy Bloom of Tempe, Ariz.; a brother, Orby Ivestor of Land O’Lakes, Fla.; sisters, Bernice Mossman of El Dorado and Ruby Rhoads of Douglass; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Two sons, Troy Elmer and Rev. Charles Burns, preceded her in death.

Friday, December 14, 1984
Brother’s rites in Wichita today
Frank A. Ruckle, 65, Milton, brother of Loretta Hunn of Augusta, died Tuesday at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita.
His funeral service was at 1 p.m. today at the Downing .. Lahey Mortuary in Wichita. Rev. Dane Massey officiated and burial was in the Indianola Cemetery near Andover.
He was born April 14, 1919 in Butler County to William and Hattie Wood Ruckle.
He married Melba Barricklow. She survives.
He was a retired cement finisher.
Other survivors include sons, William of Wilton, James, George, Ricky, Marvin, all of Wichita, Don of Goddard; daughters, Myrtle Middelton of Houston, Judy Stolzheise of Wichita, Gail Ruckle of Atwood; a brother, Walter of Casper, Wyo., and 18 grandchildren.

Monday, December 17, 1984
Walter Ewalt funeral
at 1st Baptist Church
Walter Stamps Ewalt, 77, Route 1, died Saturday at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita.
His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church. Rev. Richard Axmann will officiate and burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.
A memorial has been established to the Walter and Sidney Ewalt Scholarship Fund for Augusta High School in care of Prairie State Bank, Augusta, Kan.
He was born July 28, 1907 in Cowley County to John Henry and Mary Emma Need Ewalt.
He married Sidney Maria Freeman June 26, 1931 in Augusta. She survives.
He was a treater at Mobil Oil refinery here and raised greyhounds commercially. He was a sports enthusiast.
Ewalt was a Augusta High School basketball player in the 1920s, playing on a team which challenged for a state title. He seldom missed a local athletic event at any level, following AHS Oriole and AJHS Bluejay athletes for more than 60 years.
Ewalt was nationally known as a breeder of championship greyhounds and as a dog racing official. For several years, Ewalt worked as a track official in Florida during the racing season.
Ewalt and his wife Sidney were made honorary life members of the Augusta Booster Club in 1982. In recent years, Ewalt strived to help the Oriole cross country team, which had no real home course to run on.
He allowed the high school team to use land he owned adjacent to school property for cross country meets and practices. Ewalt went as far as to cut, measure, and layout the 2-mile course for the cross country team and was present at all of the team's home meets.

WALTER S. EWALT . . .greyhound breeder

In recognition of his support for the runners and contribution to the program, the high school started presenting a special award to the winning boy and girl runner in the varsity races two years ago. In addition to the normal first place medal, the school awarded a special medallion — called the Ewalt Medallion.
Other survivors include a daughter, Jane Hutchins of South Windsor, Conn.; a brother, Ernest Henry Ewalt of Augusta; sisters, Emma Jane Shafer and Sadie Venita Canfield, both of Augusta, Margaret Leota Euler of Topeka, and grandsons, David and Michael, both of South Windsor.
John William Ewalt, a brother, died Sept. 19, 1982; Lawrence Woodrow Ewalt, a brother, died Feb. 7, 1982. A sister, Nona Belle Howard, died Nov. 25, 1984.

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