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Hoxie Sentinel
Hoxie, Sheridan County, Kansas
August 30, 1956

LONG TIME CITIZEN CALLED TO REWARD

A large number of relatives, neighbors, and friends of long standing, attended funeral services Sunday afternoon from the Hoxie Methodist church for Corwin Bruce DEIBERT, who passed away Friday morning from a lingering illness. Rev. Ray D. APPLEGARTH, of the Christian church, officiated and interment was in the Hoxie cm. Honorary casket bearers were: Earl FARBER, O. W. STEINSHOUER, Decker MOSIER, Jay BARR, George PRATT and Herb CRESSLER.

The following great-grandsons were casket bearers: Jimmy MITCHELL, Billy ERICKSON, Kenny DEIBERT, Donald HOWARD, Jerry BLACK and Hadley MORGAN. The double quartet included the following: Aileen ROADHOUSE, Margaret PERCIVAL, Hazel ANDREGG, Anna CURRIER, Howard CURRIER, Eldon STEINSHOUER, Lloyd MORGAN and Alex FROMME, Gertie RICHARDSON was organist.

Corwin Bruce, eldest son of William and Charlotte DEIBERT, was born Oct. 14, 1860, in Macon Co, Friends Creek Township, in the state of IL, and passed to his reward at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. E. MORGAN on Aug. 24, 1956, at the age of 95 years, 10 months and 10 days.

At the age of five he moved with his parents to Ohio where they lived for about a year. They then moved to Ringold Co., near Redding, IA, where Corwin grew to manhood.

On May 27, 1883 he was united in marriage to Anna Belle ZIKE. They made their first home near Redding, IA. This home was blessed with 10 children: Charles, the eldest, passed away July 12, 1949; Mrs. Cora TURNER, of Superior, Neb.; Mrs. Laura MITCHELL, of Topeka; Mrs. Alpha HINES, of Yuma, Colo.; Mrs. Lena MORGAN, Wayne and Julius, all of Hoxie; Mrs. Zelma SALLADAY, who passed away Oct. 3, 1919; Frank, of Esbon; and Mrs. Edna COREY, of McCook, Neb.

In 1886, Corwin with his wife and two small children, came to western Kansas to take up a homestead in the Northeast part of Sheridan Co. They remained on this place for about a year then returned to Iowa.

In 1901 they returned to Sheridan county and lived on a place about five miles south of Hoxie. All of the children with the exception of the youngest were born during this time. Corwin remained in Sheridan Co. [Kansas] the rest of his life.

In 1906 he with his family, moved to the WALKER ranch south of Hoxie. He lived on this place until about 1935 when he ended his career as a rancher and farmer, and then lived the rest of his life with his various sons and daughters.

On May 27, 1933, he and his wife, "Anna Belle", celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary. But the Supreme Being had made His plan, and Anna Belle was called to rest on March 2, 1934.

In early manhood, Corwin was united with the United Brethern Church at Redding, Iowa, and remained with that faith until he was called home.

Altho Corwin lived to an advanced age, far beyond that of most men, he remained active almost to the end. Besides his children, he leaves two sisters: Mrs. Alma HARRIS, of Oakland, Calif.; and Mrs. Iva MURPHY, of Redding, Iowa; 44 grandchildren, 109 great grandchildren; 18 great great grandchildren; a number of other relatives and a host of friends.

He was always a kind and loving father and a close friend to all. There never was a stranger in his presence. He was always ready to help any person who was in need.

The body was laid to rest in the Hoxie cemetary [Hoxie, Sheridan County, Kansas].

NOTE: Corwin Bruce DEIBERT was the son of William D. DEIBERT (1837-1917), and Charlotte Annette (HART) DEIBERT (1838-1909), both William and Charlotte interred Hoxie Cemetery, Sheridan County, Kansas.

Corwin Bruce and Anna Belle (ZIKE) DEIBERT were the parents of 10 children:

1) Charles Oscar DEIBERT, b. 28 Mar 1884, Benton, Ringgold Co. IA; d. 12 Jul 1949, Sheridan Co. KS
    married Elizabeth Margaret HEMER
             b. 01 Aug 1883, Karlsruhe, Germany; d. 07 Dec 1941, Hoxie KS
    Charles Oscar and Elizabeth Margaret (HEMER) DEIBERT inter: Hoxie Cemetery, Sheridan Co. KS
    Children of Charles Oscar and Elizabeth Margaret (HEMER) DEIBERT:
      1. James Ralph DEIBERT, b. 21 Oct 1905, Hoxie KS; d. 15 Dec 1971, KS
          married 18 Jul 1926 Marcella BYERS, b. 19 Jul 1911; d. 24 Mar 2000
      2. Lula Gladys (DEIBERT) CORDER, b. 20 Jul 1909, KS; d. 19 Oct 1986, Cheyenne Co. KS
          married Alfred CORDER, b. 16 Jan 1909, KS; d. 16 Oct 1998, KS
          Lula and Alfred interred Hoxie Cemetery, Sheridan Co. KS
      3. Wilbert DEIBERT, twin, b. 16 Oct 1910, Hoxie KS; d. 16 Oct 1910, Hoxie, KS
          interment Hoxie Cemetery, Sheridan Co. KS
      4. Wilburma DEIBERT, twin, b. 16 Oct 1910, Hoxie KS; d. 16 Oct 1910, Hoxie KS
          interment Hoxie Cemetery, Sheridan Co. KS
      5. Oscar Daniel DEIBERT, b. 24 Sep 1911, Sheridan Co. KS; d. 23 Jan 1991
          married 05 Sep 1932 Irene WEAVER
      6. Marquerite Marie (DIEBERT) CORDER DUNCANSON
          b. 29 Oct 1913, Sheridan Co. KS; d. 24 Jul 1971
          married 1st Vernie CORDER
          married 2nd Harold DUNCANSON
      7. Anna Fern DEIBERT
      8. Lorenzo Woodrow DEIBERT, b. 21 Jan 1917, Sheridan Co. KS; d. 29 Apr 1980, Hoxie KS
          interment Hoxie Cemetery, Sheridan Co. KS
          married 1st Winnie (?)
          married 2nd 05 Jan 1938 Peggy RICHARDS
      9. Ruthford DEIBERT, b. 20 Nov 1918, Hoxie KS; d. 20 Nov 1918, Hoxie KS
          interment Hoxie Cemetery, Sheridan Co. KS
      10. Marion Bruce DEIBERT, b. 1920, Hoxie KS; d. 26 Aug 1975, Hoxie KS
            interment Hoxie Cemetery, Sheridan Co. KS
            married 22 Mar 1942 Ruth KARNES
      11. Herbert Wallace DEIBERT, b. 26 Feb 1922, Hoxie KS; d. 17 May 1988, Garden City KS
            interment Hoxie Cemetery, Sheridan Co. KS
            married 1st 1941 Eileen MORRIS
            married 2nd 23 Dec 1946 Ruby N. KARNES, b. 26 Dec 1923
      12. Maxine Bernadine DEIBERT

2) Cora Beatrice (DEIBERT) TURNER
    b. 03 Dec 1885, Mount Ayr IA; d. 25 Jun 1972, Superior, Nuckolls Co. NE
    interment Evergreen Cemetery, Superior, Nuckolls Co. NE
    married William Walter TURNER, d. 23 Mar 1958, NE

3) Laura Iola (DEIBERT) MITCHELL
    b. 11 Jan 1888, Benton, Ringgold Co. IA; d. 17 Nov 1974, Ozawkie, Jefferson Co. KS
    married James Welcome MITCHELL, b. 05 Aug 1876; d. 24 Jul 1942, Topkea, Shawnee Co. KS

4) Ora "Alpha" (DEIBERT) HINES, b. 06 Mar 1890, Hoxie KS; d. 24 Aug 1972, Yuma, Yuma Co. CO
    married Calvin Norton HINES, b. 14 Jan 1888, Sheridan Co. KS; d. 14 Nov 1966, Yuma CO

5) Lena Bertha (DEIBERT) MORGAN, b. 23 Feb 1892, Ringgold Co. IA; d. 19 May 1983
    married Walter Edward MORGAN, b. 30 Jul 1888, Tasco KS; d. Jul 1973, Hoxie KS; parents 2 sons
    Lena and Walter MORGAN interred Hoxie Cemetery, Hoxie, Sheridan Co. KS

6) Wayne Forest DEIBERT, b. 28 Feb 1894, Benton, Ringgold Co. IA; d. 30 Aug 1957, KS
    married 1st 14 Apr 1915 Elizabeth P. FAIRCHILD, b. 24 Mar 1895, KS; d. 08 Nov 1919, KS
    married 2nd 01 Jan 1922 Minnie ALBERSHARDT, b. 21 Apr 1899, KS; d. 05 Jul 1993, Hoxie KS

7) Julius Edwin DEIBERT, b. 03 Feb 1896, Benton, Ringgold Co. IA; d. 04 Mar 1966, KS
    married Fairy Faye BARR, b. 22 Nov 1899, Allen Co. KS; d. Aug 1969, Hoxie KS

8) Zelma Fern (DEIBERT) SALLADAY, b. 17 Jul 1898, Hoxie KS; d. 25 Oct 1994, Hoxie KS
    married Volady Ernest "Voldy" SALLADAY, b. 11 Apr 1894, KS; d. Dec 1962, KS
    Zelma and Volady SALLADAY interred Hoxie Cemetery, Sheridan Co. KS

9) Benjamin Franklin "Frank" DEIBERT
    b. 29 Nov 1900, Benton, Ringgold Co. IA; d. 27 Feb 1991, Hoxie KS
    married Bertha Ellen CRESSLER, b. 27 Nov 1905, Hoxie KS; d. 25 Mar 1998, Hoxie KS

10) Edna Pearl Elizabeth (DEIBERT) COREY
      b. 10 Feb 1903, Hoxie KS; d. 04 Jan 1988, Grand Island, Hall Co. NE
      married Joseph Bowman COREY, b. 20 Dec 1901, Sullivan Co. MO; d. 11 Sep 1953, McCook NE
      Edna and Joseph interred Riverview Cemetery, McCook, Red Willow Co. NE

Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, September of 2009

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