Digital Augusta

Augusta, Kansas

Collection: 1981




Howard, William Ray

Pratt, Frederick N.

Cox, Chester L.


Obituaries published in the Augusta Daily Gazette


Augusta Daily Gazette, Augusta, Kansas, USA


Augusta Historical Museum, Augusta, Kansas, USA


Augusta Historical Society, Augusta, Kansas, USA









Augusta Daily Gazette, Augusta, Kansas, USA, “1981-12-28,” Digital Augusta, accessed October 4, 2022,

The Augusta Daily Gazette Monday, December 28,1981
Ray Howard Dies At 76
William Ray Howard Sr., 76, 291 Westwood, died at the Augusta Medical Complex Sunday.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Dunsford Funeral Home.
A memorial has been established with the Endowment Fund at Butler County Community College in El Dorado.
He was bom July 9, 1905 in Bendena to Mell Roy and Louise F. Riepen Howard.
He married Veda Ann Spears March 6, 1929 in Leavenworth. She survives.
He was the owner of the Crest Art and Frame business in Augusta.
He was retired from the insurance business and he was a retired auto dealer.
He was a member of the Moose, Elks, Blue Lodge, Consistory, Shrine, Royal Order of Jesters, Past Exalted Ruler of B.P.O.E. 1462, District Deputy of Elks, past president of Rotary and past president of the Chamber of Commerce.
Among the survivors include a son, William Ray Howard Jr., of El Dorado; two daughters, Constance Ewart of El Dorado and Jacqueline Ann Ridge of Augusta; seven grandchildren and a great-grandson.

F.N. Pratt Dies At 84
Frederick N. Pratt, 84, Augusta, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, at the Augusta Medical Complex.
Graveside services were at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Highland Park Cemetery in Wichita.
A memorial has been established with the Intermediate Care Facility at the Augusta Medical Complex.
He was bom Nov. 4, 1897 in Wichita to George and Eunice Scott Pratt.
He married Erma Craig. She preceded him in death.
He was retired from Wichita Ice and Cold Storage where he was secretary-treasurer and manager.
Among the survivors include a son, George Pratt of Augusta and four grandchildren.

C.L. Cox Dies In Rose Hill
Chester L. Cox, 90, Rose Hill, died Sunday at the Rose Hill nursing home.
His service will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Rose Hill Friends Church. Rev. Tom Decker and Rev. Alden Pitts will officiate and burial will be in the Friends Cemetery in Rose Hill.
A memorial has been established with the Rose Hill Friends Church building fund.
He was bom July 4, 1891 in Rose Hill to Ruben and Eliza Cox.
He married Pearl Fesmire Nov. 12, 1912 in Rose Hill. She preceded him in death in 1970.
He was a retired farmer and a member of the Rose Hill Friends Church.
Survivors include three sons, Clinton Cox of Prairie Village, Leaman Cox of Camden, Ark., and Gerald E. Cox of Wichita; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Hilyard-Smith Funeral Home in Douglass is in charge of arrangements.

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