Archive for Wednesday, August 26, 1998


August 26, 1998


— Services for Harold K. ``H.K.'' Stevens, 79, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the First Christian Church. Burial will be in the Burden, Kan., Cemetery.

Mr. Stevens died Monday, Aug. 24, 1998, at the Ransom Memorial Hospital, Ottawa.

He was born March 12, 1919, in Wichita, the son of Ottis M. Stevens and Grace Key. He graduated from Sterling High School in 1937 and received his bachelor's degree in education from Southwestern College of Winfield in 1941. He received his graduate degree from Northern Colorado University at Greeley, Colo., in 1951. He moved to Lyons in 1945, to Kingman in 1949 and to Ottawa in 1953.

He taught high school and coached in Lyons. He also taught and coached at Kingman High School and at Ottawa High School. He retired in 1983 from full-time teaching and continued with substitute teaching in Ottawa and nearby schools.

He served in the 65th Armored Field Artillery Battalion of the Army in World War II.

He was a member of the First Christian Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5901, both of Ottawa.

He married Genelle Feemster on Nov. 9, 1946, in Wichita. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a daughter, Oleta Haynie, Louisville, Ky.; a son, Don, Martinsburg, W.Va.; three brothers, Edwin Stevens, Wichita, Lawrence Stevens, Norwalk, Calif., and O.M. Stevens Jr., Independence, Kan.; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Friends may call beginning at 5 p.m. today at Dengel & Son Mortuary, Ottawa. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.

The family suggests memorials to Ottawa High School H.K. Stevens Scholarship Fund or First Christian Church Memorial Fund, sent in care of Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa 66067.

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