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Arthur Schoenhals, age 88, died June 22, 2003, at the Ness County Hospital, Ness City Kansas.
Born June 14, 1915 the youngest son of Henry and Madglena Koch Schoenhals on the farm nine miles Southeast of Shattuck. Arthur was baptized as an infant and confirmed in the Christian faith in the Congregational Church at the age of 15. Arthur accepted Jesus Christ as his Saviour at the age of 17. Arthur held many offices in the church during his life time. He was a Sunday School Teacher and Superintendent, Treasurer and Deacon. He was a member of St. Paulís Congregational Church, Bazine and an active member of the Gideons International in which he served many offices.
Arthur married Clara Schwartz at the home of her parents in Bazine, Kan., on December 1, 1935. They lived together in Shattuck, on the farm Southeast of Shattuck until 1956 when he moved his family to Ness City, Kan., on a farm six miles Northwest of Bazine, Kan., where he was engaged in farming until his retirement in 1986.
Survivors include two sons: Carroll Dean Schoenhals, New Franklin, MO, Sharron Lynn Schoenhals, Wichita Kan; 10 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife Clara, his daughter Analee Ann Bishop, brother: Sam, three half brothers and 4 half sisters.
Funeral services were held at St. Paulís Congregational Church, Bazine, Thursday, June 26, 2003, at 10:00 am officiated by Rev. Sam Flick, pastor and Chaplain Carroll Schoenhals. Burial was in the Bazine Cemetery, Bazine, Kan.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International.
Obits from old newspapers submitted by: John A. Rider
Transcribed by: Linda Fox - Ellis County Historical Society