Greenwood Cemetery
Newton, Harvey County, Kansas

The Greenwood Cemetery is located in Newton, Kansas.  Take the Broadway/First Street Exit off I-135 and turn west.  The cemetery is located between Broadway and First Street to the West of the interstate.  (You can see the cemetery from the interstate when you are driving by.)

  This is information I have obtained when doing look ups for specific people.  I am listing name, birth date, death date, marriage date (as available), children’s names (as available) and any quotes or scriptures on the stones.  You will find names listed in alphabetical order by last name.  If you have someone you would like me to look up in the Greenwood Cemetery or any other Harvey County cemetery, please email me at and I will be happy to go out and check for you.  Please include all names and dates as you have them.  I do ask for mileage reimbursement and payment for tombstone photos if you would like them.  Otherwise there is no charge for my time in assisting you.   

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Abney Gerald Lee 8-10-1939 12-21-2005 b. Pueblo CO Pueblo co, d. wichita ks, Jerry, S/O Clyde A. and Hulda E. Ollenburger Abney. He graduated from Newton High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a radioman. Various tours of duty included Japan and the USS Hamilton CO. After his discharge in August 1960, he worked numerous jobs before working for the U.S. Post Office as a letter carrier, where he made lifelong friends on many routes. He retired from the Post Office in 1992 and worked for the Harvey County West Park bait shop after his retirement. He was a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers Branch No. 201, serving in various offices. He was preceded in death by his mother, Hulda Ella Ollenburger Abney; and his father, Clyde Asa Abney
Anderson Elyse   11-15-1997 9-16-2005 *b. Houston Tx Harris co, d. Newton ks Harvey co, D/O Greg and Lori Haxton Anderson. She was a first-grader at Northridge Elementary School, Newton.
Ashcraft Glenn H. 12-21-1920 7-26-2005 *b. Little River ks Rice co, d.  Newton ks harvey co, "Ash" died at Newton Presbyterian Manor. S/O Willard L. and Ruthe I. Orr Ashcraft. He was educated in numerous schools before graduating from Newton High School. A resident of Newton, he owned and operated Ash's Service Station, Newton, from 1952 to 1965. He worked for Boeing Aircraft and retired from Santa Fe Railroad as a water service mechanic. His many talents and skills included mechanics, welding and building. He enjoyed farming, fishing, racing and quarter midgets, dancing, calling bingo and traveling. He belonged to Newton Masonic Lodge No. 142, Midian Shrine, Wichita, Harvey County Hobo's, Newton American Legion and Newton Elks Club. On May 3, 1942, he married Dorothy M. Miller at Newton. She preceded him in death. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Burke Jerald W. 5-17-1918 7-21-2005 *b. Potwin Ks Butler co, d. Wichita, Retired Minister and Industrial Engineer for the Boeing Company. Jerry was the youngest of 5 children of William and Minnie Burke. He grew up in Whitewater, KS, marrying Georgia Denton in Whitewater, Ks on February 25, 1940. Jerry was co-owner and ran Candyland in Newton, before he and Georgia moved to Wichita in 1946, where he began working at the Coleman Company. As WWII progressed, he then began working at the Boeing Company. He retired from Boeing in 1980, having worked there for 25+ years. Jerry gave his heart to Jesus in 1949 and was eventually called into the Christian ministry. He was the founding pastor of the Oatville Community Church, while working at Boeing. Jerry's ministry included pastoring at the Oatville Community Church, Grace Evangelical Methodist Church and The Evangelical Methodist Church in Covington, TN. Jerry became an Ordained Elder in the Evangelical Methodist Church in 1962. Throughout his ministry, Jerry had a passion for souls and never was above reaching to the poor and needy. In his retirement years, he served as supply pastor at the Udall Church of the Nazarene for three years and concluded his active ministry at the Harvest Chapel Community Church, in Wichita, where he was Pastor Emeritus. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister (Harold, Cleo, Morris and Edith), and his beloved wife Georgia, who died in 1996 after 56 years of marriage.
Burton Doris 5-18-1925 1-15-2006 
b. Birmingham Al Jefferson co
d. Newton ks Harvey co
Green wood Cemetery     "
D/O Anderson and Anna Guin Burton. She was a retired medical technologist.
Buss Glenda A. 9-8-1935 12-14-2005 b. Downs ks Osborne co, d. Newton ks Harvey co, D/O John H. and Cora Hunt Tuxhorn. She worked in various nursing homes, dispensing medication. She also was a volunteer for Hospice.On July 12, 1953, she married Beverly Kenton "B.K." Buss in Downs. He died Jan. 3, 1998. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Eldon Tuxhorn.
Chard Jeremy Alan 12-19-1975 4-1-2005 * b. Sedgwick ks Harvey co, d. Newton  Harvey co, "Shorty," 29, died at Newton Medical Center, Newton, KS.S/O Daniel Phenneger of Sedgwick, Deborah Walker, Halstead and adoptive father, Terry Chard, Wichita. He graduated from Newton High School, Newton, KS. Jeremy was also a member of Meridian Baptist Church. He attended Vocational Technical College for welding. He worked as an assembler for the Full Vision Co. of Newton. On July 6, 2002 he married Janet Hoag of Newton. She and her unborn child survive.  Jeremy was a black belt in Choi Kwang Do. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and riding horses. Another favorite pastime was racing quads. He was an avid Dale Earnhardt Jr. NASCAR fan. He enjoyed watching his children grow up. Jeremy was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #2516.
CRIGGER Rosella Margaret Adrian 2-16-1918 12-12-2003 *
Eason   Homer Jay 4-19-1920 7-30-2005 *b. & d. Newton ks Harvey co, S/O Albert and Cora Keazer Eason. A lifetime resident of Newton, he worked for Santa Fe Railroad, where he held many positions until retiring. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ann Eason; two brothers, Clarence and Theodore; and three grandchildren.


Ira Conley




1st Addn - S13 - L18


Anna Frances




s/w Henry - 1st Addn - S13 - L18






s/w Anna Frances - 1st Addn - S13 - L18



23 Jul 1896

7 Aug 1987


1st Addn - S13 - L18


Laura M.

9 Jan 1878

28 May 1889*

Children of F. and E. J. Finsley

s/w Minnie E. and John F. - 1st Addn - S13 - L18 - All records point to the year of death as being 1888 - tombstone was not purchased until 1897 so it is believed that the tombstone was inscribed incorrectly.


Minnie E.

6 Feb 1880

27 May 1889*

Children of F. and E. J. Finsley

s/w Laura M. and John F. - 1st Addn - S13 - L18 - All records point to the year of death as being 1888 - tombstone was not purchased until 1897 so it is believed that the tombstone was inscribed incorrectly.


John F.

3 Jun 1886

25 Apr 1889*

Children of F. and E. J. Finsley

s/w Laua M. and Minnie E. - 1st Addn - S13 - L18 - All records point to the year of death as being 1888 - tombstone was not purchased until 1897 so it is believed that the tombstone was inscribed incorrectly.


Eva M.

7 May 1901

20 Dec 1978

1st Addn - S13 - L18


Joseph E.


26 Jul 1941

Woodmen of the World Memorial - DOM TACET CLAMET - Montana PVT 121 M.G. BN 32 DIV

1st Addn - S13 - L18

Maude Alice (Woods) 1-24-1919 11-6-2004     * b. Newton ks  Harvey co, d.   Wichita, D/O Mordie Lee & Maude Pettigrew Woods
W/O Alvin French
Geer Harry J. 2-21-1919 9-29-2005    
b. Goessel ks Marion co, d. Hillsboro ks Marion co, S/O Jesse and Freda Hanke Geer. He had worked for Hurst Productions, Rhodes Construction and Greenwood Cemetery of Newton. He belonged to the American Legion Club, Newton. On Aug. 25, 1962, he married Helen J. Spencer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; a son, Harry "Butch" Geer; a daughter, Diana Geer; and two brothers, Lu and Herk Geer.
Giles Joyce Marie 10-12-1951 7-30-2005     
*b. Newton ks Harvey co, d. Wichita, D/O Jack and Odessa King Thaw. She attended Newton Schools and graduated from Vernon Beauty School. A resident of Newton, she worked as a food service employee for Axtel Hospital, Newton Medical Center and Presbyterian Manor. Died at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Hospice Care, Wichita.
Vera Aloise (Habbart) ? 10-23-2004     * b. Randall KS  Jewell co, d. Norwich CT  New London co, Died at Hamilton Pavilion in Norwich, CT. D/O Frank and Laura Helena Fredricka (Feldman) Habbart of Beverly, KS. A resident of Salina, KS in the early 1950's, she lived in Newton, KS for nearly 50 years until moving to Connecticut to live with her son this past August. Vera was a singer and music lover, beautician, retail businesswoman, and at her best a spirited embracer of life. As a young adult, Vera attended the Chicago Conservatory of Music briefly, and came back to Salina, KS where she owned a beauty salon. For many years, she co-owned and operated Hankins Jewelers in Newton, KS with her late husband, and continued in the retail jewelry business as "Selections by Vera Hankins" until a few years ago. She was a member of St. Matthew Episcopal Church in Newton, the Chapter E. Q. of P.E.O., the Newton Mid-Kansas Orchestra Association Board of Directors and the Newton Chamber of Commerce. On July 31, 1949 in Colby, KS, she was united in marriage to Samuel B. Hankins Jr., who died July 10, 1986. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Paul Habbert and sisters, Olive Draper and Bea Tosh.
Hilliard Ernestine 11-27-1927 11-12-2005     d. Peabody ks Marion co, D/O Jessie Ben and India Casey Cook. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Hilliard Jr.; a son, Kevin Hilliard; and six brothers, Matthew Cook, Elbert Ferguson, Isaiah Cook, Jessie Ben Cook, Ira Cook and James Cook.
Keller Joyce 8-9-1931 10-21-2005     b. Eureka ks Greenwood co, d. El Dorado ks Butler co, D/O Jesse and Denzil Tannehill Wilson. A former Newton resident.
Charles E., Sr. 2-13-1930 10-22-2004     *b. Seattle WA King co, d.  Newton KS Harvey co, Longtime president of Koehn and Associates, Inc. S/O Robert Cecil Koehn and Lucille Marie (Farwell) Koehn They preceded him in death. He graduated from Dyersburg, Tennessee High School in 1948, the University of Illinois in Architectural Engineering in 1953, and attended graduate school there. He served two years as an officer in the United States Air Force. He was a Newton resident since 1956. Among his many Civic, Service, Church and Professional organizational achievements were Distinguished Service Awards from both Newton and State Junior Chamber of Commerce, President of Inryco Builder's National Dealers Advisory Council, President of Associated General Contractors of Kansas, President of the Newton Area Chamber of Commerce, Lifetime National Director of Associated General Contractors of America, Senior Warden, Junior Warden, treasurer, and the founder of the Operational Endowment Fund at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, setting up and starting the Newton Area Jobs Development Council and Harvey County Builders Association, and a member of the Hesston College President's Advisory Council. He was named the Newton Area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the year in 1999. He was an avid golfer and follower of his grandchildren's activities.
McKelvey Helen 10-16-1920 1-19-2006      b. Horton ks Brown co, d. Newton ks Harvey co, D/O Lee and Edith Maples. On July 25, 1943, she married John F. "Mac" McKelvey in Newton. He died Oct. 10, 2000. She was preceded in death by a brother, Gaylord Maples; and a sister Ethel Mae Pickett.
MINGENBACK Norma (Voth) 12-19-1922 1-10-2005     * d. Wichita, The youngest child of Henry R. Voth, Mennonite missionary, who, along with his family and other German Mennonites, came to this country from Russia in the immigration of 1874, and Katharina Elisabeth (Hirschler) Voth, whose family came from Prussia in 1882. She is preceded in death  by her parents; one half-brother, Albert C. Voth; four half-sisters, Frieda Regier Entz, Bertha Voth, Esther Frantz, and Martha Dyck; four brothers, Harold, Herman, Eldon, and Waldo Voth; three sisters, Edna Voth, Hilma (Voth) Biesterfeld, and Wanda (Voth) Goertz.
Mosiman Reuben P. 5-7-1915 12-21-2005     b. Newton ks Harvey co, d. wichita, S/O Fred and Mary Ingold Mosiman. He was a retired farmer, raising wheat, Milo and cattle. He retired from farming in the early 1980s and moved into town in 1991. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
PANKRATZ Gus A. 8-3-1910 5-31-2005     *b. Marion ks ,Marion co, d. North Newton ks Harvey co, S/O George G. and Anna Fry Pankratz. In 1934, he married Anna Auernheimer at Halstead. She died Nov. 6, 2003.
PETTIS Clara R 1-1-1905 4-19-2005     * b. Blanchard OK McClain co, d  Derby ks Sedgwick co, D/O Clara was born Jan. 1, 1905 to Willie and Ollie (Young) Spencer. On April 17, 1922 she married Buel Pettis Sr. in Newton. He died March 7, 1966. Clara held a membership with the Second Baptist Church and the Missionary Society, Newton. She was an active member and volunteer for NAACP, a volunteer with Governor Docking Republican Party, a member of the Widows Club. In her lifetime, Clara also served as a midwife and was a participant in the United Ministry Adopt the Children Program. Preceded in death by son, Buel Jr.; parents; husband; grandsons, Maseo Larry Adams, Christopher Pettis.
PIERCE Marjorie E. 11-30-1923 7-28-2004     * b. Clayton MO  St. Louis Co, d.  Overland Park KS Johnson co, Parents George D. & Olive Muriel Miller, W/O Virgil Pierce
Wed 6-6-1943
ROBBINS Robert C. 9-5-1921 6-21-2005    
*b. Chattanooga OK Comanche co, d. Newton ks Harvey co
Greenwood Cemetery Newton ks, S/O James Orlie and Ella Van Dora Heart Robbins. He belonged to Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a former member of the American Legion. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a sergeant in many European campaigns including Normandy, Rhineland, Northern France and Central Europe, receiving a purple heart.He was preceded in death by his wife, Irma; an infant son, Duane Robbins, five brothers, Raymond, Alvin, Kenneth, Homer and Clyde Robbins; and three sisters, Lena Mae High, Laura Mae Hopkins and Nora Viola Germany.
SCHMIDT Helen K. 11-16-1910 5-16-2005     * b. Marion co KS, d. Newton Ks Harvey co, D/O C.D. and Susanna Wiebe Klassen I n 1932, she married Edward R. Schmidt at Newton. He died in 1950.  She was preceded in death by 14 brothers and sisters.
Schroeder Edith 3-12-1909 12-8-2005     b. McPherson co KS, d. Newton ks Harvey co, D/O Peter and Margaretha Schmidt Schroeder. She was a secretary for A.O.U.W. Insurance Company and retired as a stenographer for the Newton yard train master of the Santa Fe Railroad. She belonged to First Mennonite Church, Newton, and the Junior Themian Club. She was preceded in death by a brother, Allison Schroeder.
Scott Phillip L. 11-3-1930 2-19-2006     b arkansas city ks Cowley co, d. Newton ks Harvey co, He was preceded in death by a brother, R. Grant Scott.
STAHL M. Marie 1-30-1916 6-19-2005     *b. Marion co  ks, d. Newton ks Harvey co, D/O Robert and Nellie Phillips Whitford. On Aug. 8, 1936, she married August Stahl at Cottonwood Falls. He died in 1985.She was preceded in death by an infant son, Gerald Stahl; five brothers, Russell, Floyd, Robert, John and Albert Whitford; and three sisters, Helen Theander, Rachel Johnson and Fern Voss.
Tilley Mary E. 4-16-1967 10-18-2005     b. Newton ks Harvey co, d. Lawrence ks Douglas co, D/O Dana Tilley and Sharon Higgins Gawith. A former Newton resident, she was a licensed clinical therapist.
Toevs Ernest David 1-14-1922 10-29-2005     b. Newton ks Harvey co, d. McPherson ks McPherson co, S/O Jacob E. and Anna Bell Mackey Toevs. He attended Moundridge Elementary Schools and graduated from Moundridge High School in 1941. A resident of McPherson since 1990, moving from Newton, he worked at Toevs Phillips 66 Gas and Tire Station, Moundridge, at a windshield repair shop, and then for Truck Parts and Equipment as a salesman, retiring in 1982. On Dec. 25, 1946, he married Maxine Quinton. She died July 11, 1987. He was preceded in death by a stepson, Keith L. Kaufman.
D. Clarence 6-15-1911 2-11-2005     * b. Goessell ks Marion co, d.  North Newton  Harvey co, S/O the late Henry and Elisabeth (Schroeder) Unrau. He married Frieda Marie Rempel on May 10, 1934. She preceded him in death on Jan. 11, 1997. Clarence held membership at the Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church in Wichita. He also held an associate membership at the Bethel College Mennonite Church in North Newton. He was a Certified Public Accountant. Clarence was also a member of the Kiwanis Club. He was the founding partner of the Regier Carr and Monroe CPA firm. He served on the Kansas Board of Accountancy from 1955-58. He served as chairman in 1958. He also was a member of the Kansas Society of CPA 1958-62; Board of Directors of the National Society of Accountants 1954-57; board member and Treasurer of Prairie View Mental Health Center 1968-78; past board member of Bethel College; and Clarence served as a board member of the Kansas Foundation of Private Colleges. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by son, Richard Dale Unrau; brother, Walter Unrau and sisters, Edna Schmidt and Sylvia Flaming.
Unruh Grace Hazel 8-20-1916 1-1-2006     b. Greensburg ks Kiowa co, d. Hesston KS  Harvey co, D/O Fred R. and Mathilda Wedel Schmidt. A resident of Newton, moving from Greensburg, she was a farmer. She was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
WHITLOCK Jack L. 1-22-1918 12-14-2003     *
WILSON Dr. Joseph Harrison 2-7-1915 6-13-2005    
*b. Peabody ks Marion co,
d. Halstead ks, S/O Frank P. and Dr. Beatrice M. Ruby Wilson. He attended St. Mary's Catholic School and Newton High School, and attended Cleveland School of Chiropractic, Kansas City, Mo.A resident of Newton, formerly of Bellevista, Ark. for 19 years, he practiced from 1937 until retiring in 1979. He was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Jerome; two half-brothers, Fred and Willard Wilson; two half-sisters, Mary Teresa Wilson and Bernice Wilson; and his father.

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