Archive for Friday, November 6, 1998


November 6, 1998


Services for Marion Gilbert, 80, Lawrence, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Gilbert died Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born June 18, 1918, in Tonganoxie, the daughter of James Kesinger and Pearl E. Keller. She attended Tonganoxie schools and lived most of her life in Lawrence. She was a homemaker.

She married W. R. Gilbert on June 2, 1966, in Lawrence. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Shirley Hathcox, Charlotte, Mich., and Deborah Gilbert, Brickeys, Ark.; a sister, Ruby Hall, Oskaloosa; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.


Memorial services for William L. Kelly, 78, Lawrence, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Plymouth Congregational Church. Private inurment will be held at Pioneer Cemetery on the Kansas University campus.

An additional memorial service will be held Nov. 14 in McCook, Neb.

Mr. Kelly died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998, at his home.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, where the family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Oskaloosa -- Services for Adair T. Edmonds, 94, Oskaloosa, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Oskaloosa United Methodist Church. Burial will be at McLouth Cemetery.

Mr. Edmonds died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998, at Jefferson County Memorial Hospital, Winchester.

He was born Sept. 17, 1904, in McLouth, the son of William T. and Minnie T. Knight Edmonds.

Mr. Edmonds graduated from Winchester High School in 1923. He had lived in Oskaloosa since 1948, moving from rural McLouth.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

A farmer and stockman for many years, Mr. Edmonds was Jefferson County Sheriff from January 1953 to December 1956; prior to that, from 1948 to 1952, he was undersheriff. He was a security officer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during construction of Perry Lake.

He was a member of Oskaloosa United Methodist Church, Larner-Segraves American Legion Post No. 36 and Oskaloosa Masonic Lodge No. 14 A.F. & A.M.

He married Mary Irene Brock on Feb. 9, 1951, in Oskaloosa. She died July 30, 1998. A son, Robert, also preceded him in death.

Survivors include a son, Thomas E., Seattle; a brother, Bill, McLouth; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Friends may call anytime before the services at Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today.

The family suggests memorials to Oskaloosa United Methodist Church, sent in care of the funeral home, 820 Liberty, Oskaloosa 66066.

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