Diggin' Up Bones, Part I and II: Obituaries of Lakin and Hartland Cemeteries, Kearny County, Kansas - Betty Barnes. This book contains information on approximately 1900 burial from Lakin and Hartland Cemeteries in Kearny County, Kansas. Arranged alphabetically, the burial recorded here are from 1875 to December 31, 1994. in addition to providing the lot, block and section numbers are used to locate the gravesite within the cemetery. Each entry typically contains information from the original obituary for the deceased that appeared in a local newspaper or from other sources. This information gives the researcher much more than just the date of birth and date of death for the deceased. The book includes when available: names of spouse(s), children, parents, and other relatives; how and/or where the deceased died; a short biography of the deceased; and historical information pertaining to western Kansas. A map of Lakin Cemetery showing individual plots is included. Betty Barnes’ interest in these records began in 1960 when her husband became the caretaker of the Lakin Cemetery. In 1988, she began officially serving as Sexton of the Lakin Cemetery. (1995), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, 848 pp.