Bruce E LEWIS was born 26 February 1923 in Scott City, Scott County, Kansas, USA. He married Patricia Lee KNIBBS 14 December 1947 in Scott City, Scott County, Kansas, USA. He died 16 June 2008 in Scott City, Scott County, Kansas, USA. Patricia Lee KNIBBS, daughter of Lyneol Ellsworth KNIBBS and Nina Catherine CATES , was born 21 May 1930 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA. She died 31 August 2013 in Scott City, Scott County, Kansas, USA.


Children of Bruce E LEWIS and Patricia Lee KNIBBS are:
1. William Bruce LEWIS, b. Private
2. Gil K LEWIS, b. Private
3. Cathy LEWIS, b. 19 July 1952
4. Lisa LEWIS, b. Private

Notes for Bruce E LEWIS:

We see Bruce in 1930 living with his parents at Scott City, Kansas:
William D Lewis Head 38 Rail Road Telegrapher Kansas
Mildred L Lewis Wife 35 Missouri
Mary M Lewis Daur 14 Kansas
Calvin W Lewis Son 12 Kansas
Corbett A Lewis Son 11 Kansas
Bruce E Lewis Son 7 Kansas
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We see him again in 1940, still living at Scott City:
Wm. D Lewis Head Mar 49 Telegraph Operator Railroad Kansas
Mildred Lewis Wife 46 Missouri
Corbett Lewis Son 22 Hardware Salesman Kansas
Bruce Lewis Son 17 Kansas
Shelby Coleman Son-in-Law 29 Labourer Kansas
Margaret Coleman Daur 24 Kansas
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Bruce E. Lewis, age 85, passed away on Monday, June 16, 2008 at the Scott County Hospital in Scott City, Kansas. He was born on February 26, 1923 in Scott City, Kansas, the son of William & Mildred McInturff Lewis. A lifetime resident of Scott City, he was the owner and operator of Bruce's Carpet & Tile for over 60 years, he was a World War II US Air Force Veteran.
Memberships include the St. Luke's Episcopal Church, VFW, Anthem Masonic Lodge #284, Scott City Shrine Club, Scott City Lions Club, Scott City Chamber of Commerce.
On December 14, 1947 he married Patricia Greenlee in Scott City, Kansas. She survives.
Survivors Include: Wife - Pat Lewis of Scott City, Kansas, Two Sons - Bill & Lonnie Lewis, Scott City, Kansas and Gil & Liz Lewis, Scott City, Kansas, Two Daughters - Lisa & Kelly Crist of Scott City, Kansas and Cathy Lewis of Hoisington, Kansas. Seven Grandchildren and Three Great Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his Parents, Two Brothers and One Sister.
Funeral Service will be held at the First Christian Church in Scott City, Kansas at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 20, 2008 with the Rev. Jeff Knighton and Fr. Warren Stecklein.
Interment will be the Scott County Cemetery Scott City, Kansas.
Memorials may be given to the Scott County Hospital or Scott County Home Health % Price & Sons Funeral Home.

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Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Bruce.

Sources for Bruce E LEWIS:

  1. Rumney Web Pages/Theodore Metcalf Book,
  2. Personal Contact with Ken Close Jr., USA, 111Personal contact with Ken Close Jr., USA gave middle initial E 
  3. Obituary,
  4. 1930 US Federal Census,
  5. 1940 US Federal Census,

Notes for Patricia Lee KNIBBS:

Also known as: Patricia Lee Greenlee

I don't know for sure,but I suspect that Patricia was adopted by her mom's second husband, John Greenlee, and that she adopted his surname.
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Patricia L. Lewis, age 83, passed away at the Scott County Hospital in Scott City, Kansas on Saturday, August 31, 2013. She was born on May 21, 1930 in Wichita, Kansas, the daughter of John J. and Nina Catherine Cates Greenlee. A resident of Scott City, Kansas since 1936 moving from San Jose, California, she and her husband were the owners and operators of Bruce’s Carpet & Tile in Scott City, Kansas.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church, A.A., and Alpha Omega Sorority all of Scott City, Kansas.
On December 14, 1947 she married Bruce E. Lewis in Scott City, Kansas. He passed away on June 16, 2008 in Scott City, Kansas.
Survivors Include her Two Sons - Bill & Lonnie Lewis of Scott City, Kansas, Gil & Liz Lewis of Scott City, Kansas, Two Daughters - Lisa & Kelly Crist of Scott City, Kansas and Cathy Lewis of Great bend, Kansas, One Sister - Dione Austin of San Jose, California, Six Grandchildren and Nine Great Grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, Three Grandchildren - Heather Lewis-Unruh and Shilo & Skyler Norton.
Funeral Services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Scott City, Kansas at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 3, 2013with Pastor Kyle Evans presiding.
Memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church In Care Of Price & Sons Funeral Home.
Interment will be in the Scott County Cemetery in Scott City, Kansas.

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Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Patricia.

Sources for Patricia Lee KNIBBS:

  1. Rumney Web Pages/Theodore Metcalf Book,
  2. Personal Contact with Ken Close Jr., USA, 111Personal contact with Ken Close Jr., USA gave date only 
  3. Obituary,

Notes for William Bruce LEWIS:

Also known as: Bill

Notes for Gil K LEWIS:


Notes for Cathy LEWIS:

From the Hutchinson News (Newspaper) - August 23, 1970:
Hutchinson, Kansas Issue
Appeal for Missing Daughter 'We're Not Heroes, Just Broken-Hearted Parents' By BILL SIDLINGER SCOTT CITY -
"How would I describe Cathy's appearance?" "Well, she has long brown hair, wears wire rimmed glasses, and she used to be a very pretty girl-oh, yes, she used to be pretty," said Mrs. Bruce Lewis. But Cathy Lewis, 18-year-old Scott City girl, has disappeared, and her parents are determined that her disappearance shall bring to light the spread of youthful drug culture into Southwest Kansas. If you searched the world you would have difficulty finding a less likely place for drugs than this town of 4,000. Scott City is the type of town where school students have an identity, where everyone knows the Jones boy or the Johnson girl. And everyone in town knew Calhy Lewis, a pretty girl, once a candidate for basketball homecoming queen, an average student, quiet and maybe a little withdrawn. Yes, everyone in town knew Cathy, but they didn't know she had started experimenting with drugs - first marijuana, and then when the euphoria of "grass" faded, she graduated to uppers and downers, speed, LSD, and MDA. Everyone in town knew Cathy, but even her parents didn't connect the drug habit with the problems she seemed to be having, until three months ago a friend of the family warned the Lewises that Cathy was hooked on pills.
Confronted by Parents
When she was confronted by her parents over this revelation, Cathy convinced them she was not using drugs - that it must be someone else, not her. "Perhaps it was because we believed what we wanted to believe, she was so sincere, at least she convinced us that our friend was mistaken," said Mrs. Lewis. "Now we can see what we were too blind to see then, that her lethargy, her lack of interest in school, her rebelliousness, were indications of the .habit." Cathy didn't even bother to take her examinations so that she could graduate from high school last May.
On Aug. 10 she announced to the family that she had her own life to lead, she was an adult and was determined to do her own thing. With this she left home. "We tried to convince ourselves that she would be all right, that perhaps she was correct in thinking the rest of us were out of step, but we knew, really knew, that this was a terrible thing," Mrs. Lewis said. Eleven clays later Scott City friends found Cathy in the Garden City hippie colony, and her family persuaded her to come home, to seek help, to let them help her.
Cathy signed voluntary committment papers to the Lamed State Hospital after admitting to her parents that she was seriously considering taking her own life, which she felt had become worthless. She was to be taken to Larned by her parents last Tuesday. But sometime between midnight and 7 a.m. Tuesday she slipped out of her bedroom window and disappeared back into the gray drug-oriented society of the hippie world. Alarmed over her disappearance, and yet angered that such situations exist in this country, her parents inserted a letter in the Scott City News-Chronicle, warning other parents that their children might be faced with a similar fate. "We knew that this might not be popular with some people, and would certainly be hard on our other three children," said Lewis. "But we think the only way to get this drug business stopped and to get more stringent laws is through publicity - we're not heroes but brokenhearted parents."
Is there a drug problem in Scott County?
Charles H. Fleming, county attorney, thinks there may be more of a problem than most people will admit . "But with our present court interpretations of civil rights it. is almost impossible to acquire evidence for a conviction," he said. Leon Conway, principal of the high school, says it is a summertime problem, brought home to Scott City by some college students or, perhaps, discharged servicemen. Everyone knows there is a drug problem in Hutchinson, in Dodge City, in Garden City - these are bigger towns. But there can't be a youthful drug problem in Ulysses or Russell or Anthony-or Scott City, because these are smaller towns where everyone knows everyone else and keeps track of them. But, then, everyone knew Cathy Lewis. Her friends knew her, her classmates knew her, the grocer and the service station attendant knew her. The minister and school principal knew her. Yes, everyone knew Cathy, "who used to be a very pretty girl-oh yes, she used to be pretty."

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From the Garden City Telegram, June 25, 1973:
Vows Exchanged
Cathy Lewis became the bride of Eardie Allen Norton on Sunday, June 17. The bride's sister, was the maid of honor.

Cathy and Eardie had two sons who tragically died in infacy, one on the day he was born and the other at just under 6 months of age.
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The following obituary is for Cathy's son, Sky Allen Norton:
From the Garden City Telegram, 1 December, 1973:
Sky Allen Norton Graveside services for Sky Allen Norton, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Eardie A. Norton, were to be this morning at Valley View Cemetery, the Rev. Alvin Daieitwiler officiating. The baby died shortly after birth at St. Oailheirfine(?) Hospital Friday morning. Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Eardie K. Norton, 1714 Mike’s Drive; and Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Lewis, Scott Cty; his great-grand-parents, Mrs. Eardie K. Norton Sr., 315 N. lOilh, Mrs. Nina C. Greenlee, San Jose, Calif., and Everett Green, El Rancho Trailer Park.

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The following relates to Cathy's other son, Shiloah Eardie Norton:
From the Hutchinson News, 4 March, 1976:
Shiloah Eardie Norton SCOTT CITY - Shiloah Eardie Norton, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Eardie Norton, died Wednesday at University of Kansas Medical Center. He was born Sept. 19, 1975 at Garden City. Survivors are parents; grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Eardie Norton, Garden City; Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Lewis, Scott City; great-grandmothers: Mrs. Eardie K. Norton, Garden City; Mrs. Nina Greenlee, San Jose, Calif. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Scott County Cemetery; Rev. Robert E. Brown.

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From the Scott County Record, 20 Dec, 2018:
Cathy Lewis, 66, died Dec. 3, 2018, in Great Bend.
She was born July 9, 1952, in Scott City, the daughter of Bruce E. and Patricia (Greenlee) Lewis.
She graduated from Scott Community High School.
Survivors include: two brothers, Bill Lewis and wife, Lonnie, and Gil Lewis and wife, Liz, both of Scott City; and one sister, Lisa Crist and husband, Kelly, Scott City.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sons, Shiloah Norton and Sky Norton.
Memorial service will be held Fri., Dec. 21, 10:30 a.m., at Price and Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Kyle Evans presiding.
Burial will be in the Scott County Cemetery.
Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Cathy Lewis Memorial Fund in care of Price and Sons Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Box 553, Scott City, Ks. 67871.

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Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Cathy.

Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Cathy's son Shiloah.

Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Cathy's other son Sky.

Sources for Cathy LEWIS:

  1. Obituary,

Notes for Lisa LEWIS: