Kay County Cemeteries - Blaine Park/Cross Cemetery

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Blaine Park/Cross Cemetery

Blaine Park Cemetery of Cross was on the North side of the Ponca City High school. It is reported that all the burials were removed to other cemeteries when construction of the High school was started.

During research it was discovered on the Find a Grave website, 4 burials are noted for this cemetery; two are duplicates. They are as follows:

Truman DeVaughn

Truman DeVaughn, resident of Ponca City, died Friday morning, Oct. 24, 2003, at the Ponca City Nursing Home. He was 88. Arrangements are pending with Grace Memorial Chapel.

Published Fri, Oct 24, 2003, Ponca City News


Truman DeVaughn

Truman Virgil "Pete" DeVaughn, resident of Ponca City, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at the Ponca City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was 88.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, in the Second Baptist Church with the Rev. Ken Newport officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel.

Truman Virgil DeVaughn was born Oct. 22, 1915, in Faxon, the son of George Milton and Bessie Roberts DeVaughn. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He was retired from the Keebler Company as a route salesman.
He married Cecile Odell Jan. 12, 1939, in Ponca City, and they lived in Ponca City until 1955 when they moved to Bartlesville then to Sioux Falls, S.D., Little Rock, Ark., and then to Owasso. He moved from Owasso to Ponca City three years ago. He was an active member of the Methodist Church in Owasso.
He was preceded in death by his wife on Jan. 12, 1994; a daughter, Joyce Ann; and a brother, Vernon Ray DeVaughn.

Published Tue, Oct 28, 2003, Ponca City News

Funeral Notice

Truman Virgil DeVaughn — Memorial service at 2 p.m. in the Second Baptist Church in Blackwell. Burial to follow in Blackwell Cemetery under the direction of Roberts and Son Funeral Home. Published Thu, Oct 30, 2003, Ponca City News

***Contacted Roberts and Son Funeral Home and they did not attend to this funeral. This is just a misprint.
Grace Memorial Chapel records say “Direct Cremation” No indication of burial anywhere.
His wife Cecile, is buried in Ponca City IOOF Cemetery along with his daughter, Joyce;his parents, a brother Vernon Ray. No record of him being buried anywhere has been located.


Leo M Wank

from the Ponca City Democrat, 2 November 1894
OBITUARY. --Leo M. Wank of Cross died of typhoid fever at his mother's residence in Cross last Friday. The funeral was held at the Congregational church, Saturday at 3:30 p. m. Rev L. U. Warner of Ponca City, conducted the funeral services. The church was filled with the friends of the family. The school children came in a body to the church and followed their young friend to his last resting place. Leo was fourteen years of age and a great comfort
to his widowed mother, who had built great hopes on him. The people of Ponca extend their sympathy to the bereaved mother in her trouble.
***Burial is in Longwood Cemetery Section 5


I Lindemuth

***Burial is in Longwood Cemetery Section 5 No obit found.

There are four burials in Longwood Cemetery Section 5
these are owned by Ponca City - two are unknowns.

Also in Volume One of “Some obituaries of early Kay County Oklahoma Pioneers Extracted from newspapers published in Kay County Towns”, one additional burial was found.

James Earl Leavitt
from the Ponca City Democrat, 11 September 1897
--James Earl Leavitt, who had suffered with a wasting illness for six years, died at the early age of eight years, Ponca City, September 3, 1897. He bore all his suffering with manly patience, and was willing to go to his home above. The funeral took place in the Presbyterian church, September 4th, Rev. W. G. Oglevee officiating. To the many friends who brought flowers and in other ways helped us in our time of trial, we extend our hearty thanks. Mrs. Leavitt and family.

from the Ponca City Courier, 17 September 1897
Obituary.--James Earl Leavitt, at Ponca City,
September 3, 1897, born in Jewell county, Kansas, August 7, 1889.
For six years of his brief life he had been a good sufferer, and though he had always borne his sickness patiently and without complaint he was willing for the change which he knew to be coming. He showed the blessedness of the Christian hope even in a child's life, and we may truly look upon him as a lovely flower tenderly transplanted to the heavenly garden. Funeral services were conducted in the Presbyterian church by Rev. W. G. Oglevee, September 4th. The interment took place in the cemetery at Cross.
Card of Thanks--We desire to express our most heartfelt thanks to those ;who so generously aided us at the death of our son and brother. To those who gave floral tributes and assisted in the funeral services we are indeed grateful. Mrs. Levitt (sic) and family.
***However, further research on this burial revealed lists this burial in Ebson Cemetery, Ebson, Jewell County, Kansas with his parents.


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