Archive for Friday, May 1, 1998


May 1, 1998


— Services for Florence R. Barkley Aubry, 95, Centropolis, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Dengel and Son Mortuary, Ottawa. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin.

Mrs. Aubry died Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at the Wellsville Manor Care Center.

She was born April 9, 1903, in Lima, Ohio, the daughter of William Francis Davis and Mary Elizabeth Wolf. She graduated from Baldwin High School in 1920.

She had lived in Centropolis since 1946. She was a nurse's aid at Crestview Nursing Home, and previously worked as a cook in Ottawa.

She was a member of the Appanoose Baptist Church.

She married William C. Barkley on Aug. 24, 1920, in Ottawa. He died July 30, 1977. She married Franz Aubry in 1980 in Centropolis. He died in October 1985.

Survivors include a son, William ``Bob'' Barkley, Pomona; two daughters, Lois Houston and Sharon Baer, both of Ottawa; a stepson, Claud Aubry, Lawrence; 16 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and 29 great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to the B. Martin Peck Animal Shelter or the Appanoose Baptist Church, which may be sent in care of the funeral home, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa 66067.


Baldwin -- Services for Donald R. Pearson, 87, Baldwin, are pending at the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Baldwin.

Mr. Pearson died Thursday, April 30, 1998, at Beverly Rehabilitation Center in Pittsburg.


Canton -- Services for Francis F. Sterling, 93, were held April 23 at the Canton United Methodist Church.

Mr. Sterling died Monday, April 20, 1998, in McPherson.

He was born Feb. 15, 1905, in Lawrence, the son of Charles Morgan and Harriette Fellows Sterling. He attended Lawrence schools and graduated from Kansas University in 1929. He studied printing at Pittsburg University. He established the Sterling Press with his brother, Philip, and published the Canton Pilot for 44 years.

He was an Army veteran, having served in World War II as a medic in the 4th division artillery.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie, and a sister, Marcella Williams, Lawrence.

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