Saint Joe, Reno County, Kansas
Lat: 37° 47' 07"N, Lon: 97° 44' 08"W
Sumner Twp, Sec 14
Contact: Keith Neuway
24209 S. Haven Road
Mount Hope, KS 67108-9440
Submitted by Rose Stout, Sep 21, 2008, last edited Dec 10, 2009
Total records = 8.
To reach this cemetery from Saint Joe go about 2 1/2 miles north
on Rayl Road (or) from Haven, KS go about 4 miles east on State
Highway 96, go 6 miles south on Worthington Road then about 1 mile
west on Silver Lake Road, then about 1/2 mile south on Rayl Road.
The cemetery sits on the east side of the road.
This is a very small cemetery with no name I could find, so have
named it the Shults Cemetery after the oldest burial in the cemetery.
Since that time I have received the following information:
Back in the mid to late 1960s the farmer parked his farm machinery
on the cemetery and the grave stones were all removed and piled
up in the northwest corner of the cemetery. I believe that in
1968 Keith built a fence around the cemetery and starting taking
care of it. Eventually Keith reset up all the grave stones, erected
the flag pole and continues to took care of the cemetery. The
stones are not located on the original grave sites. I believe
that there are more graves than stones. per Riley Cook
The last burials date back from 1890. There are eight marked
graves and it appears to be well maintained.
I walked and read this cemetery on Sep 20, 2008. It includes
all existing and legible headstone readings at that time.
- Rose Stout
Alexander, Earnest, d. Jan 5 1882, age: 1yr 5m 18d, son
of R. A. & Leah
Betz, John A., b. Apr 30 1830, d. Feb 11 1890, age: 59yrs
Gilchrist, Samuel, d. Oct 4 1885, age: ?yrs, son of C.C.
Goddard, Samuel, d. Dec 23 1887, age: 44yrs 4m 23d
Jones, Lewis, b. Jul 3 1838, d. Jun 18 1885, Private Co
R 10 Rgt IA Inf Vol
Shults, Genetta, d. Mar 24 1883, age: 51yrs 2m 1d, wife
Shults, Marion Elsworth, d. Jun 17 1874, age: 71yrs 10m
Thomison, Jno., d. Jan 14 1890, age: 45yrs, late of Co
G 79 Ill Inf
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