Wilbur Cemetery Obits
Submitted By Marge Womach
THIS IS ONLY A PARTIAL LISTING.
Sassman, Roy E.; ( b. 1914) 35/?
service for Roy E. Sassman, 89, will be today at 1 p.m. at the
Scarborough, E. F.; (Edwin) ( d. Jan 04, 1910) 117/8 "
E. F. Scarborough of Wilbur, an
attorney and pioneer of Lincoln Co, died of plural pneumonia January 4th.
He was 62 years of age and came to the Big Bend in 1883. A wife and six children
survive him. "(Citizen, Jan 14, 1910)
Fredrick Mortz; ( b. Mar 1833, Jul 4, 1906) 9/6
Fredrick Mortz Scheibner, died at the family home north of Wilbur Wednesday, July 4, 1906. Mr. Scheibner was born in Germany, March, 1833, and came to America at the age of 21 years. He came to the state of Washington in 1873. He is survived by his wife and 8 grown children. (LCT, Jul 13, 1906)
Schneibner, Johanna E.; ( b. Feb 29, 1836, d. Sept 09, 1909) 9/6 "
Johanna E. Schneibner of Wilbur,
died September 9th, aged 73 years. She was born in Amsterdam,
Germany. " (Citizen)
Kittie May; ( b. Oct 14, 1874, d.
Dec 19, 1941) 32/1
May Scheibner. Died: 12-19-1941. Birth: 10-14-1874,
Scheibner, Nellie B.; ( b. Aug 09, 1901, d. Jul 6, 1977) 16/6
Belle Scheibner. Died: 7-06-1997. Spouse: Never Married.
Father: William F. Scheibner. Mother: Kattie Mae Sherrod. Burial:
Scheibner, Raymond O.; ( b. Nov 14, 1893 d. Nov 02, 1985) 104/8
O. Scheibner. Died: 11-02-1985, Davenport, WA. Spouse: Widowed, Vivian M.
Covert Thompson. Father: William F. Scheibner. Mother: Kittie M. Sherrod.
Burial: Wilbur Cemetery,
Vivian M. ;
( b. 1903,
M. Scheibner.—A resident of
Scheibner, William F.; ( b. Apr 12, 1867, d. Apr 5, 1943) 32/1
Fredric Scheibner. Died: 4-05-1943. Birth: 4-12-1867, Tennessee. Spouse: Kittie May
Scheibner. Father: Fredric Martz Scheibner. Mother:
Johanna Elizabeth Walter. Burial: Wilbur,
Whitney; (b/d. 1989)
Elizabeth Schillinger. Stillborn. Father: James Edwin Schillinger. Mother:
Jana Lynn Johnson. Burial: Wilbur
Schroeder, Maud D.; ( b. Mar 31, 1896, d. Dec 15, 1978) 68/2
Schroeder passed away at Odessa Memorial Hospital on Dec 15, 1978. She was a
resident of the Odessa Convalescent Center for seven years and formerly of
Wilbur. She is survived by one son, Archie H Schroeder, Wilbur, WA; one
daughter, Jane Kuchenbuch, Wilbur; three sisters, Mrs. Effie Bennett, Redmond,
WA; Mrs. Kate Gaege, Walla Walla; Mrs. Maggie Kuchenbuch, Davenport; 6
grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was
a member of the Wilbur Lutheran Church. Funeral
services were held Dec 19, 1978 from the Wilbur Lutheran Church with Pastor A. F.
Gerstmann and Pastor A. Hausauer officiating. Burial was at the Wilbur Cemetery
with Robertson Funeral Home of Wilbur in charge.” (Odessa Record: 12-21-1978)
Schroeder, Mrs. Chas; ( b. 1864, d. Jul 1916) 50/2
body of Mrs. Charles F. Schroeder, (Rosa), age 52, who died at the Deaconess
Sheffels, Robert; ( b. Nov 24, 1856, d. Jul 16, 1933) 162/2
“A decree settling the final account of Robert C. Sheffels of Wilbur as executor of the estate of his father, Robert Sheffels, pioneer farmer, and an order distributing the $99,463 property among the heirs, three sons and a daughter, were signed in the superior court on Tuesday.” (Odessa Record: 7-29-1937; Edit: Burial in Wilbur in 1933)
Shell, Maggie; ( b. 1885, d. 1933) 30/12
“Miss Maggie Shell, 47, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Shell, pioneers, was buried at Wilbur on Wednesday. Miss Shell had been an invalid for 34 years. Besides her parents she leaves two sisters, Mrs. William P. Matthews of the high school facility at Puyallup and Mrs. Daniel Hudkins, Wilbur. Owing to the poor health of both her parents, a private funeral was held.” (Odessa Record: 3-24-1933)
( b. 1903,
V. Sherwood.—Her home
Wiley H.; ( b. 1902,
“Wiley H. Sherwood.—His home, Wilbur, WA. Survived by his wife, Blanche Sherwood, at the home; one son, John Sherwood, Wilbur, WA; 2 daughters, Mrs. James (Margaret) Harris, Mrs. Wesley (Faye) Odenrider, both Wilbur; Mrs. Don (Norma) Ronnfell, Auburn, WA; one brother, Otis Sherwood, Portland, OR; 3 sisters, Mrs. Virgie McAllister, Mrs. Violet Long, and Mrs. Harley Hadley, all Spokane; 13 grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. A member of the Community Presbyterian Church, Big Bend Lodge No. 161, IOOF, Big Bend Golf & Country Club, Loyal Order of Moose, Spokane. Funeral services, Wednesday, May 14, at 11 a.m. from the Community Presbyterian Church, Wilbur, Rev Kenneth J Scott, officiating. Interment Wilbur,WA, Cemetery. The Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 5-14-1969; Beck data cards)
Mary C. (1847-1942)
of Civil War Soldier Dies at Age of 95.
Funeral services were conducted yesterday in the
Community Church for Mrs. Mary
Snyder, the widow of a Civil War Veteran. The Rev. Ernest L.
Mitchell, pastor of the Christian church, officiated and music
was given by Mrs. Charles Watson, Mrs. Ben Stellingware, Mr and
Mrs. Russell Magin and Ruben Wolf, with Mrs. Bessie Dalton as
pianist. Rev. W. A. Kincaid assisted in the service. Pallbearers
were M.E. Portch, Joe Smith, Robt. Bahr, H. McAllister, L. McNew
and V. Martin. A profusion of exquisite floral pieces paid
silent tribute [to] this lovely little lady. Death claimed Mrs.
Snyder at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Vern Campbell, Sunday.
Her funeral was held on her 95th birthday anniversary. She had
lived a Christian of the Methodist faith about seventy-five
years. Born in Chicago, Ills., before the Civil War, Mrs. Snyder
saw many social, economic, and political changes take place in
America. Her two children were daughters and so she had no sons
in either of the several wars which took place during her
lifetime. She was skillful with needlework and was making
exquisite tatting when she became ill about six weeks ago. After
she had reached an advanced age, she made more than 100 quilts
of intricate design, each with hundreds of tiny pieces sewed
together with small even hand-made stitches, which she gave her
relatives and friends. Many times she traveled alone from the
Great Lakes to the Gulf of
Mexico and to the Pacific Coast. She made several trips after she was 80 and traveled to Texas and back to Wilbur a time or two after she was 90. Her last traveling was done, however, with members of her family. Her survivors are her daughters, Mrs. Vern Campbell, and her granddaughter, Miss Nadine Campbell, of Wilbur, and other grandchildren, Mrs. Janice Gilson, San Antonio, Texas; Mrs. Mabel Barlow, Seagoville, Texas; and Merle Kizer, Des Moines Iowa, and six great-grandchildren.” (submitted by family; assumed to be Wilbur Register: April 1942; Burial: on Mary’s birthday, April 12, 1942)
Sommers, Vincent; ( d. Jan 7, 1933) 20/3
“Vincent Sommers, 85, Odessa pioneer, died at Wilbur on Tuesday of Addison’s disease, a rare malady. Mr. Sommers had farmed extensively in the Odessa region for the past 50 years, settling about 15 miles north of Odessa. At one time he was one of the foremost stockmen of the Big Bend and acquired a large acreage of tillable land. While he was successful in agriculture, he was unfortunate in his investments, and suffered reverses, even before the depression. Mr. Sommers was a native of Austria. When he came to Washington territory he was accompanied by his brother, Joseph, and by a Mr. Liebinwalt, who farmed jointly with him for many years. Mr. Liebinwalt died many years ago, but Joseph Sommers is still farming in the north Odessa region. The funeral service was held on Thursday morning from the Catholic church in Wilbur.” (Odessa Record: 1-20-1933)
Sorenson, Anna J.; ( b. 1868, d. 1937) 200/11
order was signed in court appointing C. A. Sorenson, Wilbur
administrator of the estate of his wife, Anna J. Sorenson, who died at
Eugene C. ;
( b. Nov
d. Aug 23,
1973) s/w Grace E.,
C. Sowers.—Born Nov 5, 1895, passed away Aug 23, in a local
hospital. His home, E4247 40th. Survived by his wife,
Grace E. Sowers, at the home; one son, Clarence W. Sowers, Spokane;
one daughter, Mrs. Francis (Theresa) Loveless, Los Angeles, CA; 9
grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; one brother, Wallace S Sowers,
Spokane; 2 sisters, Mrs. Eunice Worrell, Spokane; Mrs. Charles
(Thelma) Ring, Warden, WA. A member of the Assembly of God Church,
Sowers, Grace; ( b. Jan 10, 1896, d. Nov , 1981) 32/9
Lester F.: ( b.
1900, d. 1972)
F. Speegle.—His home
Starr, John N.; ( b. 1884, d. 1909 @ 79y) "And his wife" 78/12
J N Starr of Wilbur died of heart failure at 10 o’clock Wednesday
morning, after an illness of only five days.
He was the oldest practicing physician in Wilbur, where he
located some 12 years ago. He was a graduate of Rush Medical
College, and one of the most skilled doctors of medicine in the
Inland Empire. A gentleman in every sense, a man of noble thoughts
and aspirations, charitable, just and kind, with a rich store of wit
and humor, his presence in the sick room was like a ray of sunshine
and brought good cheer and hope. His loss will be keenly felt by his
wife and her aged mother, but, other eyes, too, besides those he
held most dear, have been bedimmed by tears by this sad news. Dr J N
Starr was a wheel-horse among the Odd Fellows of Wilbur and will be
laid to rest this afternoon at 2 o’clock. His memory will ever be
a pleasant one to his many friends. Rest in Peace.” (Citizen: Jan
29, 1909) “Notice of settlement. In the Superior Court of the
Starzman, Jeffrey R.; ( b. May 23, 1962, d. Jan 12, 2002)
“Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan 18, for Jeffrey R. Starzman, who died in a car accident near Keller on Saturday, Jan 12, 2002. Jeff was born in Coulee Dam May 23,1962, the son of Ralph and Shirley (Utt) Starzman. He attended school in Creston and was graduated from high school in 1980. Throughout his life Jeff was an avid sports fan and participant. Starting at an early age, he participated in rodeos, continuing this into his 20s. He was a very active person, who enjoyed hunting, fishing, his family and life in general. On July 15, 1995, Jeff married Catherine Koontz in Harrington. They made their home in Wilbur and together they had three daughters, Amanda, Emily and Amber. Jeff was an employee of McGregor fertilizer company. He was also a member of the Wilbur Fire Dept and EMT’s, Wilbur Swimming Pool Fund Committee and Eagle Raceway Track in Republic. He is survived by his wife Cathy and their three daughters, Amanda, Emily and amber, at the home; his mother, Shirley (and Clem) Groh, of Odessa; His father, Ralph Starzman (and Mickey Lightbourne), of Nordland, WA; two brothers, Kurt (and Rita) Starzman, of Spokane, and Wade (and Traci) Starzman, of Wilbur; two sisters, Robin Ann Starzman, of Bakersfield, CA; and Teresa Starzman, of Creston; his grandmother, Evla Utt, of Omak; parents-in-law Carl and Cheryl Koontz, of Columbus, Idaho; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Pastor Rob Wilson will officiate at the funeral. Interment will follow at Wilbur Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 1-17-2002)
Stauffer, Cora E.; ( b. 1890, d. 1972) 95/1
“Cora E. Stauffer.—Her home, Wilbur, WA. A member of Wheatridge Grange and the Democratic Party. Survived by two daughters, Mrs. Margaret McGraw and Mrs. Frances Schroeder, both Wilbur; 3 brothers, William J Woods, Spokane; Walter Woods, Dayton, WA; and Ed Woods, Odessa, WA; a sister, Alice Hankel, Portland, OR; 9 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 27 at 2 p.m. from the Community Presbyterian Church, Wilbur, WA. The Rev Malcolm McCallum officiating. Interment Wilbur, WA, Cemetery. Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 5-28-1972)
Stauffer, William E.; ( b. Jun 28, 1854, d. Nov 4, 1895) 159/6
at his home 14 miles south of Wilbur, Mr. William E. Stauffer in the 42nd
year of his age. He was born June 28, 1854 near Toronto, Canada, and died Nov 4,
1895. His death was caused by la grippe, contracted in May from the effects of
which his constitution was not able to rally. He leaves a wife and four children
besides numerous other relatives to mourn his death." (LCT Sup., Nov 8, 1895))
Stevenson, Waneta; ( b. 1909, d. 1974) 92/12
“Waneta Fay Stevenson.—Her home Sparks, NV. Survived by
her husband, Ray N. Stevenson, at the home; one daughter, Mrs. Gill Rae Sharkey,
Reno, NV; one sister, Mrs. Vernetta Mitchell, Coulee City, WA; numerous nieces
and nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 1, at 11 a.m. from the
Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA. The Rev Roland Meier officiating. Interment
the Wilbur, WA, Cemetery, Wilbur, WA. The Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, in
charge.” (Spokesman Review: undated scrapbook item)
Stirritt, Elizabeth; ( b. 1849, d. 1926) 7/12 “The funeral of Mrs. Jack Stirritt whose death was announced in the Record last week, was held at Wilbur Sunday. The rites were in charge of the Pythian sisters of Marlin, and the Rev Scott Wallace of Wilbur Community church preached the sermon. Pallbearers were Charles Peterson, Ed Peterson, Rudolph Templeton, Arthur Amende, Edward Engles and W. C. Dashiell. Mrs. Stirritt was an outstanding character of this district during the early pioneer period. She came to Walla Walla in 1884 and 1887 settled in the Big Bend. In 1889 she married Jack Stirritt, a stockman and for 33 years lived on his ranch northwest of Odessa in the Marlin district. She is survived by her husband and three sons.” (Odessa Record: 5-21-1926)
Stookey, F. Loma; ( b. 1876, d. 1966) 130/10
“F. Loma Stookey.—A resident of Wilbur, WA. A member of the Sacred Heart Church of Wilbur, WA. Survived by one sister, Mrs. Ione Benway, Nebraska; two nephews, John McKay Jr., Wilbur; Robert L. Stookey, Spokane; two nieces, Mrs. Gladys Jensen and Mrs. Ruth Roback, both in Nebraska. Rosary will be held Thursday Jan 6, at 7:30 p.m. from Sacred Heart Church, Wilbur. Funeral mass from Sacred Heart Church, Wilbur. Funeral Mass Friday, Jan 7 at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Church, Wilbur, WA. Father John P O’Brien officiating. Interment Wilbur, WA, Cemetery. The Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 1-06-1966)
( b. 1910,
(Bandy) w/o Henry (Not
Storer, H. H.; (Henry H.) ( d. 1937 @ 52y) 113/?
“A farm truck and a semi-trailer tanker truck loaded with Diesel oil met on a curve 16 miles north of Ellensburg on the Cle Elum highway, killing both drivers. The farm truck was driven by H. H. Storer of Wilbur and the other by Ernest Bruce, Ellensburg. Fired which broke out in both trucks immediately after the head-on crash cremated the bodies of both drivers. The conflagration tied up traffic on the highway for nearly two hours… Storer, who had left Wilbur Thursday, was on his way to get a load of coal at Cle Elum. His truck apparently went out of control and forced the tanker into the guard rail, 150 feet above the Northern Pacific tracks along the banks of the Yakima River. The trucks crashed after the tanker had smashed head-on into the rail, meeting head-on. Storer had lived at Wilbur since 1900. Burial will be at Idaho Falls, Idaho, his former home. He had been night watchman at Wilbur for several terms, but recently operated an independent trucking business.” (Odessa Record: 9-16-1937) (burial is in Wilbur Cemetery)
Storm, Lesley; ( d. 1937) 170/11
services for Lesley Storm, 35, Wilbur, have been postponed. The body will
arrive there Friday. He died at Wenatchee, where he had been in business many
years. His widow survives him, also a stepson, Derral Newman, and a cousin, all
of Wenatchee.” (Odessa Record: 10-28-1937)
Sumerlin, Dale F.; ( b. Mar 01, 1936, d. Mar 2, 1957) 55/2
Sumerlin, 21, Spokane and Wilbur, died a
few hours after a week end auto accident near Cheney. Six other persons were
injured in the two car crash. Sumerlin, who also used the name of his foster
parent, Oscar Erickson, Wilbur, was a passenger in a car driven by Wallace
Kluver, 19, Wilbur. They were returning to Spokane after seeing a basketball
game at Cheney. It was Sumerlin’s 21st birthday.” (Odessa Record:
Wilbur Cemetery Obits, Lincoln County, Washington
submitted by Marge Womach, 2009.
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