VALLEY CEMETERY

GALESBURG, NEOSHO COUNTY, KANSAS

VALLEY CEMETERY is located in Neosho County’s Ladore Township and is situated southeast and rural of Galesburg, KS. It lies a very short distance west of Lake Parsons and about 1 1/4 miles east of the Otterbein United Brethren Country Church on 20th and Irving Roads.

For those who have difficulty navigating gravel country roads, just follow the ornate birdhouses and directional arrows we have placed along fence posts to lead the way.

Surrounded by wheat fields and grazing land, VALLEY CEMETERY offers a pastoral setting for many of Neosho County’s earliest pioneers. Although there are a number of illegible stone markers, porous tombstones, and undoubtedly un-marked graves, the earliest known burial is the "infant son" of Rev. J.C. and Matilda Maxwell showing September 3, 1838. The earliest pioneer buried at this site is Peter Porter (1798-1883).

The field transcription process was performed on March 29, 2002 and lists 373 gravesites in sections "A", "B" and "C". New adjoining acreage purchased in 1999, not yet plotted by the sextant, has now doubled the cemetery’s size. The property is very well kept and reflects the pride and tradition of this farming community. VALLEY CEMETERY received new fencing and gate entrance improvements in 2001 and 2002.

Name   Birth  Death Notation
Anthony, Cora M.    1878 1936
Anthony, Rufus A.  1876 1936
Arnold, Floyd  
7 Jan 1887 Aged 36y 10m 8d
Bain, Anna L.   1 Jan 1857 2 Jun 1895  W/O James Bain
Bain, Elenor  
12 Jan 1808 16 Mar 1890 
Bain, Ethel E.  24 Jul 1890  15 Nov 1891  D/O J. and A. L. Bain
Bain, George  5 May 1817  4 Mar 1899  GAR 1861-1865
Bain, Little Earl  23 Jan 1879  Aged 1y 12d, Son of W. H. and S. A. Bain
Bane, Geneva W.   1908 1957 
Bane, H. E.    1870 1937
Bane, Mary E.    1872 1963
Bane, Mattie W.  No Dates Listed
Bane, Thomas W.  13 Jan 1899  Aged 69 Years
Bays, Everett L.  22 Oct 1917   22 Sep 1990 WWII US Army
Bays, Opal Mae Kephart  29 Dec 1921  2 Nov 2001
Berryman, Pamela Ann 8 Jan 1945  4 Mar 1996 
Bilderback, Lavina D.  24 Aug 1872  18 Nov 1899  W/O J.C. Bilderback
Blair, Francis C.   1886 1912 
Bolinger, Frank    1880 1964
Bolinger, Zella   1889 1977 
Boyd, Austin L.    1879 1959
Boyd, Mary F.    1879 1957
Bradford, Elmer    1870 1965
Bradford, James C.   1844 1921 
Bradford, John    1882 1949
Bradford, Viola    1851 1882
Breneman, C. S.  16 Feb 1882  28 Jun 1982 
Breneman, Virginia A.  26 Dec 1880  30 Jan 1923 
Brent, Albert A.   1845 1908  A. A. Brent GAR 1861-1865
Brent, Bert T.    1887 1934
Brent, Infant   1881
Brent, Loyal W.    1889 1891
Brent, Mary C.    1850 1890
Brent, Orval E.    1882 1946
Brent. Johnie A.    1875 1876
Brigham, Charles Rundle  12 Oct 1908  21 Aug 1982 
Brigham, Wilda Martha  29 Jan 1909  24 Nov 1982 
Brown, Ernest A.    1883 1960
Brown, Gerald  1 Jan 1907   28 May 1910 S/O Ernest and Margaret Brown
Brown, Henry  2 Aug 1842   5 Aug 1902
Brown, Kenneth A.   1914 1916  Son
Brown, Madge   1881 1965 
Bryant, Earl M.  2 Mar 1920  3 Jun 1968 
BuCannon, Wayne Randel 15 Nov 1948  6 Dec 1997  US Navy
Burton, Abigail Ruth  1869   1957
Burton, Ellsworth L. Jr.  1902  1918 
Burton, Ellsworth L. Sr.  1868  1928 
Burton, George  23 Jan 1929  Aged 87y 3mo 23d GAR Company "D" 37 ILL INF
Burton, George Francis   1891 1963
Byrne, Carey S.  5 Nov 1875  17 Feb 1957 
Byrne, Lillie M.  19 Oct 1880  27 Feb 1970 
Caldwell, Clarence Milton  5 Aug 1899  21 Nov 1994 
Caldwell, James R.  21 Dec 1892   8 Jan 1895 Brother"
Caldwell, John A.  19 Nov 1891  16 Aug 1892  Brother"
Caldwell, John P.    1866 1951
Caldwell, Lettie    1868 1957
Caldwell, Mildred Marie  26 Mar 1907  13 Nov 1984 
Carr, Betty L.  1 Sep 1924  29 Aug 1979 
Carson, Infant  29 Dec 1913  1 Jan 1914 
Carson, Lloyd G.  15 Jul 1915   18 May 1965
Carson, Maye  19 Dec 1887  11 Mar 1942 
Carson, Roy   9 Jun 1884 11 Aug 1957 
Carstens, Vern L.    1901 1978
Carstens, Wilma E.   1913 No date
Chapman, Emma M.  9 Mar 1865  8 Sep 1904 
Churchill, Claude M.  1897   1934
Churchill, Harvey M.  1862   1963
Churchill, Sarah Fox  1869   1942
Clewell, Edward W.   1882 1948 
Clewell, Mary M.    1849 1919
Clewell, Oliver F.    1850 1902
Clewell, Robert A.    1879 1930
Coad, George    1872 1942
Coad, Ida R.    1870 1912
Coad, Mary    1880 1968
Coad, Mary Harris  No Dates
Coad, Sarah    1837 1907
Coad, Thomas    1839 1910 GAR
Coad, William    1865 1921
Conroy, Louisa Haskin  1850  1974 
Conroy, Thomas    1841 1884
Coonrad, Rosa    1879 1882
Crane, Sarah E.    1845 1912
Crane, William A.    1843 1922
Critcher, Edward A.  16 Oct 1924  28 Jun 1990 
Critcher, Edward L.  17 Oct 1905   6 May 1989
Critcher, Leona D.  6 Feb 1905   26 May 1999
Curtis, "Father"    1846 1926 No First Name Just "Father"
Curtis, "Mother"    1846 1926 No First name Just "Mother"
Curtis, Frank   1880  1944
Curtis, Ida  1883  1962 
Curtis, Oscar    1873 1956
Davis, David D.    1849 1926
Davis, Lucy    1881 1970
Davis, Martha W.    1852 1927
Davis, William A.   1876 1964
DeCow, Myrtle McClure  2 Nov 1911  25 Aug 1998 
Diediker, Grace F.  14 Jan 1891   8 Aug 1978
Diediker, John W.  9 Sep 1882   27 Oct 1976
Dixon, Anna  1880   1942
Dixon, Arthur J.   1883 1933 
Dixon, Corene  8 Apr 1909  7 Jul 1911 
Dixon, Edward   1874 1949 
Dixon, Ella May    1887 1958
Dixon, Ida Mae    1920 1944
Dixon, James Arthur    1919 1966
Dringenberg   1872  1944
Dringenberg, Alan Leroy 1947  1969
Dringenberg, Iva M.  23 Feb 1905   25 Jun 1982
Dringenberg, John H.  31 Oct 1901  30 Jan 1988 
Dringenberg, John J.    1868 1941
Dringenberg, Mary Ann   1937 1937
Dringenberg, Mildred Heisey 1907 1992 
Dringenberg, Theodore Ted 16 Oct 1908  29 Oct 1995 
Dringenberg, William D.    1905 1985
Dunn, Everett T.  23 Sep 1893  18 Jan 1899  S/O T. J. and Mary Dunn
Dunn, Infant Son  4 Apr 1898   4 Apr 1898
Dunn, Joicy V.  27 Mar 1846  3 Aug 1909  W/O Nelson Dunn
Dunn, William F.  13 Aug 1871  5 Apr 1909  S/O Nelson Dunn
Eccles, Ethel   1891 1972 
Eccles, Hazel C.   1901 1968  [Hazel Caroline Kephart] 19 Feb 1901 - 22 Sep 1968]
Eccles, L. T. (Bill)    1900 1971
Eccles, Marcus    1889 1962
Eccles, Verle L. 27 May 1920   16 Mar 1977 VFW
Eisenbrandt, Infant Daughter 24 Mar 1912  D/O H. and O. Eisenbrandt
Eisenbrandt, (?)  Illegible 
Eisenbrandt, (?)  No Dates Listed (illegiible)
Eisenbrandt, Agie  17 Aug 1893  25 Jul 1894 
Eisenbrandt, Allie  7 Dec 1868  10 Dec 1894  W/O H. Eisenbrandt
Eisenbrandt, Amanda  No Dates Listed
Eisenbrandt, Christopher 1859 1945
Eisenbrandt, Daniel D. Sr 25 Jun 1904 5 Aug 1970 
Eisenbrandt, George  16 Mar 1905  Aged 22y 10m 19d
Eisenbrandt, Infant Son  31 Mar 1892  Aged 3y 5m 3d
Eisenbrandt, Katherine M. 13 Jun 1909  20 Jun 2001 
Eisenbrandt, Lucinda   1867  1951
Eisenbrandt, Martha D.  1863  1950 
Eisenbrandt, Nellie  14 Feb 1895  Aged 22y 20d
Eisenbrandt, Peter   1856 1936 
Emery, Steven  6 Dec 1846  1 Sep 1890 
Ernst, E. Jan McRay  6 Feb 1937   6 Feb 1976
Farran, Sharon Kay  24 Jan 1945 
Foster, Francis M.    1862 1901
Foster, Leon E.    1885 1901 Son"
Gardner, Daniel P.  6 Sep 1900  Aged 68y Sergt COE 15 Kans Cav
Gardner, Infant Son  21 Jun ????  Date is Illegible
Gardner, Infant Son  5 Aug 1876  S/O D. P. and S.E. Gardner
Gardner, Maggie A.  6 Aug 1875  Aged 2y 6m
Gardner, Mattie  19 Feb 1895   14 Jul 1903
Gardner, Rosa Ann  ?? Feb 1875  Aged 21y ?m 16d W/O D. P. Gardner
Gardner, Sarah Elizabeth    1858 1937
Gooding, Jennie B.  15 Jul 1844  6 Sep 1900 
Gooding, Lena G.  7 Dec 1872  7 Jun 1906 
Harris, Amanda M.   1852 1925 
Harris, Clarence G.  8 Jan 1907   26 Nov 1985
Harris, Daniel W.    1870 1958
Harris, Emma D.    1856 1927
Harris, Ethel M.  8 Aug 1914  No Date
Harris, George    1849 1921
Harris, Isabelle A.   1871 1957 
Harris, Mabel Vincent  4 Oct 1904  8 Feb 1990 
Harris, Mary Ann    1830 1920
Harris, Olive Ann    1866 1903
Harris, Olive Gertrude  1886  1900
Harris, Oscar G.    1900 1902
Harris, Samuel    1827 1906
Hart, ????    21 Oct 1827 ????
Hart, ????  ????  ????  Illegible
Hart, Angeline A.    1878 1960
Hart, Charles V.    1920 1952
Hart, Earl L.    1895 1962
Hart, H. E.  1866   1922 Father"
Hart, Hannah J.  22 Jan 1838  11 Feb 1888 
Hart, Howard L.  2 Mar 1918   10 Mar 2000
Hart, Ollie M.  1906  No Date Listed
Harvey, Carrie G.    1886 1962
Harvey, Leonard E.   1885  1960
Hataway, Lota Mary Kephart 14 Mar 1905  24 Dec 1979 
Hayden, Albert N.   1860 1926 
Hayden, Elizabeth Ann  1826  1912 
Hayden, Ida A.  1866  1952 
Howell, Eunice B.    1903 1969
Howell, Ralph C.    1900 1970
Hudson, Wilbur    1870 1941
Hugo, Martha Jane  6 Oct 1942   20 Dec 1991
Hutchison, George    1896 1953 H/O Leona B. vet WWI
Hutchison, Leona    1905 1943 W/O George L.
Jackson, Eugene Ned  15 Jul 1922  26 Oct 1990 
Jackson, Ivan Iowa  29 Nov 1917  25 Jul 1990 
Jackson, Luther  25 Jul 1861 
Jones, Chester  2 Jul 1885  Aged 15y 8m 20d S/O J. M. and L. D. Jones
Jones, Harold   No Dates Aged 9m 19d S/O J. M. and L. D. Jones
Karner, William   1875 1882 
Kephart, Archie  No Dates  [27 Apr 1903 - 12 Apr 1938]
Kephart, Dortha L. Garner 9 Aug 1926  16 Apr 2000 
Kephart, Josiah D.    1853 1940 [20 Jan 1853 - 28 Apr 1940]
Kephart, Ned Wayne  29 Mar 1925   5 Feb 2000 WWII US Navy
Kephart, Norma Irene   1899 1918  [Gardner] [W/O Omer Kephart]
Kephart, Omer Harold  9 Dec 1894  12 Jan 1955  US Army Kansas PVT WWI
Kephart, Ross Wayne  16 Jun 1954  12 Aug 1954 
Kephart, Sarah E.    1858 1938 [Sarah Elizabeth 
McGuire  25 Dec 1858 - 21 Jan 1938]
Kimble, Martha    1867 1943
Kimrey, Jon   3 Jun 1953 13 Jan 1996 
Kite, Harry C.  13 Jun 1906  28 Nov 1982 
Kite, L. T. (Till)  1 Oct 1876  4 Jan 1963 
Kite, Lawrence T.  16 Aug 1908   26 Oct 1986
Kite, Maude E.  28 Mar 1884   27 Jun 1967
Kite, Merle R.  5 Feb 1936   8 Aug 1989
Kutz, Ruth M.  4 Apr 1906   19 Dec 1983
Lant, Alexander R.    1837 1927 GAR 91 ILL INF VOL CO "C"
Lant, Edwin    1869 1930
Lant, Frank   1871 1953 
Lant, Ina P.    1875 1956
Lant, Mary H.   1850 1899 
Lant, Oprha A.   1870 1882  Sister"
Lawson, Mary Ann  2 Dec 1880  Aged ? Illegible
Leach, Clara M. Harris  1885   1908
Lee, Damon C.  18 May 1913  5 Jul 1997  US Army WWII
Lee, David C.  11 May 1944  25 Jun 1980 
Lee, Esther Lee (Dixon)  1913  2002 
Leech, Samuel  5 Feb 1847  8 Sep 1910  Father"
Leech, Samuel Jr  28 Jan 1889  26 Nov 1919  Son"
Leech, Sarah Ellen  13 Dec 1852   23 Sep 1923 Mother"
Lockwood, Frank   1858 1925  Father"
Lockwood, M. Ellen   1864 1907  Mother"
Luby, M. Myrtle    1881 1912
Malone, Cora B.    1866 1945
Malone, Lavina  23 Apr 1894  Aug 1895  D/O W. D. and C.I. Malone
Malone, Mike A.   1893 1945 
Malone, Morris  21 Mar 1916  20 May 1917  S/O Mike and Audie Malone
Malone, Willis D.   1860 1947 
Malone, Willis David Jr.  1895  1972 
Mann, Martha   1838 1919 
Marietta, Vitula    1873 1913
Maxwell, Harriet E.  21 Jun 1846  Child of J. C. and M. Maxwell
Maxwell, Infant Son  3 Sep 1838  Child of J. C. and M. Maxwell
Maxwell, Infant Son  3 Apr 1852  Child of J. C. and M. Maxwell
Maxwell, J.C. Rev.  9 Feb 1811   7 Dec 1875
Maxwell, James  May 1862 
Maxwell, Matilda  19 Oct 1818   24 Apr 1901
Maxwell, Nancy J.  9 Mar 1868  Child of J. C. and M. Maxwell
Maxwell, William  Aug 1841 
Maxwell, Wilson  Feb 1865 
McClure, Helen V.  9 Feb 1911  18 Jan 1988 
McClure, W.A. "Sam"  2 Oct 1902  2 May 1972 
McDonald, Charles E.    1890 1955
McDonald, Lois C.    1896 1969
McDonald, Mary E.   1853 1933 
Miles, Arlie C.  19 Oct 1914  16 Mar 1965 
Miles, Catherine I.    1887 1950
Miles, Jessie W.  13 Apr 1916   29 Dec 2000
Miles, Joseph A.   1881 1942 
Miles, Joseph A. "Joe" Jr. 1922  1988
Miles, Pete W.  3 Sep 1912  11 Nov 1995 
Miles, Taylor C.   1906 1931 
Miller, Infant  28 Mar 1890  11 Jun 1890  Child of C. B. and M.D. Miller
Miller, Infant  13 Sep 1892  13 Sep 1892  Child of C. B. and M.D. Miller
Miller, Victor J. Sr.  1931 1976 US Navy Korea
Morris, Krista Kaye  20 Mar 1953  1 Feb 1989 
Morris, Lodena    1841 1923
Myers, Betty J.  12 May 1960   5 Aug 1960
Myers, LeRoy J.  2 Jun 1934  16 Aug 1979
Myers, Tonya Lynn  15 Nov 1963   22 Nov 1963
Neely, Betty A.    1883 1966
Neely, Cleora E.  10 Mar 1907  9 Feb 1992 
Neely, Earl Lee  13 Feb 1938   18 Feb 1995
Neely, Earl N.  25 Apr 1908  5 Jan 1993 
Neely, John W.   1876 1958 
Neely, Nora E.   1883 1966 
Neely, Roy C.  21 Nov 1905  4 Mar 1999 
Neely, Ruth G.  27 Apr 1902  11 Nov 1973 
Neely, William C.    1888 1965
Neff, Ida Pearl  16 Oct 1891  31 Jan 1978 
Neff, Jacob Wm  7 Aug 1883   15 Dec 1975
Nelson, James M.  24 Sep 1847  19 Dec 1906 
Nelson, Lewis R.   1833 1926 
Oler, Agnes M.  10 Oct 1843   7 Dec 1919
Oler, Bernice L.    1877 1946
Oler, Bessie  1882  1923 
Oler, Betty G.  22 Jun 1931  No Date
Oler, Carl Ray  27 Jul 1961  11 Dec 1976 
Oler, Darry B.  23 Jul 1886  21 Nov 1887 
Oler, Elizabeth Ann  31 Aug 1962  25 Feb 1963 
Oler, Elvin L.   8 Oct 1921 29 Oct 2001 
Oler, Emma F.  27 Apr 1875  19 May 1896  W/O W. A. Oler
Oler, Florence    1896 1927
Oler, Franklin   1879 1943 
Oler, George H.  21 Nov 1866  18 Oct 1887 
Oler, Glenn C.  5 Dec 1904   22 Aug 1908 S/O W. A. and J. Oler
Oler, Infant Son  20 Nov 1912  S/O F. and B. Oler
Oler, Josephine Crane    1871 1925
Oler, Lloyd G.    1894 1987
Oler, Martin L.  13 Nov 1907  31 Jul 1947 
Oler, Martin L.  18 Mar 1839   17 Feb 1918
Oler, Martin L. Jr. 23 Nov 1883   1 Feb 1892
Oler, May D.  16 Nov 1898  30 Apr 1986 
Oler, Melissa L.  20 Apr 1875   2 Oct 1875
Oler, Thomas L.    1876 1968
Oler, William Adam   1868 1950 
Ott, Alvilda M.  18 Jul 1924  10 Jul 1978 
Ott, Caroline    1847 1934
Ott, Henry J.    1877 1961
Ott, Huldah A.    1900 1965
Ott, John  1841  1916 
Ott, John Henry  22 Jul 1930  19 Jan 1996  US Army CPL Korea
Owen, Dale  1887   1916 Son"
Owen, Daniel Wilburn   1857  1940
Owen, Floy    1893 1906 Daughter"
Owen, Olive Caroline  1864  1952
Payne, Emma G.  20 Nov 1908  7 Apr 1992 
Payne, Jesse  24 Jan 1876  Aged 47y 5m
Payne, Lewis H.  25 Jun 1906  5 Apr 1973  WWII KS Pvt Co "B" 52 Armd Inf Bn
Payne, Mildred  19 Feb 1907  24 Feb 1998 
Piatt, Charles W.    1886 1979
Piatt, Eva Lockwood    1900 1975
Pierce, Clevie   1888 1920 
Porter, Infant Son  1 Dec 1889  Aged 3d Son of ??? Porter
Porter, Peter  7 Aug 1883  Aged 85y
Reed, David M.    1842 1918
Reed, Lula E.    1871 1902
Reed, Nancy E.    1851 1929
Reynolds, Mary Lou Kephart  16 May 1928  20 Jul 2000 
Rich, Ellen    1839 1921
Rich, Jane   15 Feb 1822 21 May 1873 
Rich, Smith    1841 1885
Rich, T. J.  21 Mar 1879  Aged 32y 1m 25d
Ryburn, Darlene B.  20 Dec 1927   4 Nov 1993
Ryburn, Edward H.  22 Oct 1924   15 May 1998 US Navy WWII, Korea, Vietnam
Ryburn, Robert K.    1897 1974 VFW
Ryburn, Velma C.    1900 1960
Ryburn, William Robert   1929  1970
Seward, Edward F., Rev  21 Oct 1891  19 Feb 1972 
Sissel, Bertha    1894 1977
Sissel, C.O. "Bud"    1890 1975
Smith, Emma C.    1887 1975
Smith, George W.  29 Jul 1809  21 Mar 1870  Ladore Kan"
Smoot, Raymond L.  1910   1942
Smoot, Ruth L.  8 May 1908   10 May 1910 D/O Mr. and Mrs Ase Smoot
Soles, Billie Darlene  1922   1962 [Billie Darlene Eccles]
Soles, Wayne    1918 1999
Stewart, Cantley W.   1823  1885
Stewart, Lucy A.    1823 1885
Streib, Sharon Kay Diediker 23 Oct 1948  29 Nov 1970 
Terrill, Leonard L.   1885 [Buried Longmont CO 12 Jun 1885 - 24 Dec 1960]
Terrill, Mary O.    1891 1923 [Mary Olive "Mae" Kephart 21 Dec 1891 - 25 Apr 1923]
Thompson, Clara Pearl    1886 1968
Thompson, Gertrude    1874 1958
Thompson, James  29 Aug 1839   19 Jan 1879
Thompson, John C.    1875 1946
Thompson, John T. (Jack) 1883 1972
Thompson, K. M.  26 Jan 1839  22 Nov 1915 
Thompson, Louis J.    1872 1941 Brother
Thurman, Phillip Arthur    9 Sep 1900 28 Jan 1977
Tolle, Infant  19 Oct 1901  Infant of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Tolle
Turner, Jos  ????  ????  GAR 52 KY INF CO "D" GAR 1861-1865
Unruh, Danny  12 May 1954   14 May 1954
Unruh, Flora A.  17 Feb 1921  21 Jan 2002 
Unruh, Uriah S.  18 Jun 1904   11 Nov 1979
Vanvaley, Ruth Anna  23 Jan 1831   18 Dec 1875 W/O M. A. Vanvaley [Manford]
Wadsack, Ray F.    1896 1919 US Army WWI Company "B" 49 Div
Wagner, Bessie A.  24 Dec 1900   7 Apr 1985
Wagner, Charles J.  28 Oct 1894   12 Jun 1989
Wagner, Maynard A.  28 May 1899   16 Aug 1983
Wagner, Zula F.  12 Feb 1898  19 May 1973 
Walker, Elizabeth    1866 1949
Walker, Mott D.    1865 1948
Waters, Fred Ray    1890 1967
Waters, Thelma Lee    1903 1992
Way, Helena  19 Jun 1889  19 Jul 1889  D/O W. T. and E. S. Way
Weeks, Sherman    ???? ????
Weidert, Charles L.  27 Oct 1922   11Apr 1980 VFW
Wells, James  1817   1898 GAR 9th ILL Cav 1861-1865
Wells, Mary   29 Jun 1878 Aged 3y 2m 6d

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