2015 - 2016 Officers

President - Jane Moore

Jane Moore, President of the Sumner County Historical & Genealogical SocietyJane Moore, Geuda Springs, Kansas resident, serves as President of the Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Society.

As a retired school teacher, Jane brings valuable skills and knowledge to the group. 

 Each week, Jane and other volunteers assist researchers that visit the Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Research Center.

1st Vice President/Programs/Publicity

Sherry Stocking Kline

Sherry Stocking Kline - 1st Vice President/Programs/PublicitySherry is a fourth generation Kansan who grew up on the farm once owned by her grandfather near Mayfield, Kansas, just two miles from the famous Chisholm Trail.

A free-lance writer, Sherry wrote articles for Wichita Eagle's "Active Life" magazine, including  "The Family Tree" column. She is co-author of the book, "Mayfield: Then and Now" ,  and she is a Heritage Maker's scrapbooker, and blogger.

  Sherry and other SCHGS volunteers find and book speakers and publicize events for the society.  To check out past and upcoming programs, click here or go to

2nd Vice-President and Research Center Director -  Jared Scheel
Jared Scheel, Winfield, Kansas, is a dedicated volunteer who has spent countless hours organizing the Research Center for maximum efficiency for the folks researching as well as the folks' volunteering. 

He 'builds' the books of indexes that the SCHGS sells, helps organize the volunteer work, keeps the equipment updated and working, and makes certain the computers are running at top speed.

Jared is the webmaster for the website!

Secretary - Helen White
Helen White, Wellington, Kansas, is a dedicated board member and excellent secretary.  

As a member of the Wellington Community Theater, Helen inserts a 'wee bit of humor' at times into reading the minutes, making them more than just 'last month's news!'

With her husband, Wayne White, she is a friendly and fun addition to the SCHGS family.

Treasurer - Margaret Agee
photo and bio to be added

Board Member - Nancy Kollmorgen

Nancy Kollmorgen, Mayfield, Kansas, is a dedicated volunteer who comes in each week .
She volunteers her time by adding obituaries and newspaper clippings, working to make certain that there are no duplications in the indexed collection(s), and assisting when researchers come in and in whatever other way(s) she is needed.

Board Member - Marjorie Utt
photo and bio to be added

Board Member - Jarrod Kline
Jarrod Kline, Wellington, Kansas, serves on the SCHGS board, and records the monthly programs for the SCHGS' files.  Once the programs are processed, Jarrod shares them with local SUTV Channel 55, and uploads them as time permits to the SCHGS You Tube channel. where you can watch a few of the former programs.

Jarrod also serves as a liaison between the Sumner Heritage Alliance Group, began by former Wellington Public Library Director, Sara Dixon. The Sumner Heritage Alliance was founded to assist the different heritage groups and museums in Sumner County in promoting the county's rich history, and especially each other's events. 

Jarrod has written and helped write Kansas Humanities Council grants, and recently, Jarrod partnered with Jim Bales, Chisholm Trail Museum to present goals and accomplishments to the Sumner County Commissioners. 

Board Member - Susie Crittenden Cochran

Susie Crittenden Cochran, Wellington, Kansas, is a dedicated volunteer who comes in each week and indexes records and files to make certain that more and more records are easy to find and easily searchable for volunteers and researchers alike!

Be sure and check out the Facebook page
You: Know You're From Wellington, Kansas when...  where Susie posts great photographs and interesting articles from yesteryear's newspaper!  You may just find your ancestor there!

Board Member - Wayne White
Veteran Wayne White

Our newest board member, Wayne White, Wellington, Kansas, is dedicated to military history.  In 2014, Wayne presented a program about the work that he did to make certain that each deceased military veteran had the marker by his gravesite that he or she was entitled to have.

Wayne walked the cemeteries of Sumner County, and created a database of the military veterans.  An index of that database is available to be searched at the Research Center. 

Board Member - Amber Countryman Schmitz

Photo and Bio to be added soon...

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