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(First published in The Hays Daily News September 23, 2013)

IN THE TWENTYTHIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT

DISTRICT COURT, ELLIS COUNTY, KANSAS

PROBATE DEPARTMENT

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF

JERRY D. CLAIR, Deceased.

Case No.  2013 PR 90

Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 59

NOTICE OF HEARING

THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED:

You are hereby notified that a Petition has been filed in this Court by Lisa D. Clair, daughter and one of the heirs of Jerry D. Clair, deceased, requesting that descent be determined of the decedent’s interest in the following described oil, gas, and other minerals, and oil and gas leases, in Ellis County, Kansas:

? An undivided 1/32 (0.03125) working interest in and to that oil and gas lease from Ronald and Marilyn King as Lessors to Rodney L. King d/b/a King Oil Operations, dated November 4, 2005, recorded in Book 634 at page 295 of the records of Ellis County, Kansas, covering a tract located in the NE/4 of Section 35, Township 12 South, Range 20 West of the 6th PM, Ellis County, Kansas containing 160 acres more or less, more fully described in said lease, together with a like interest in all personal property and equipment associated with the King No. 1 well and the King No. 2 well situated thereon.

? As set forth on an Assignment of Oil and Gas Leases, recorded June 22, 2004, at Book 596, Page 862, in the records of Ellis County, an undivided forty (40) percent interest in and to the following leases, insofar as said leases cover the S/2 of the NW/4 of 25-11-16:

Lessors: Eldon L. Chrisler and Joyce Chrisler, his wife

Lessee: Clair Oil Company, a partnership

Date: January 10, 1980

Recorded: Book 298, Page 548

Description: NW/4 of 25-11-16, Ellis County, Kansas

Lessors: Robert J. Gutru and Glyde Elizabeth Gutru, his wife

Lessee: Clair Oil Company, a partnership

Date: November 7, 1979

Recorded: Book 297, Page 611

Description: All of 25-11-16, Ellis County, Kansas

Lessors: L. Clark Gutru and Grace R. Gutru, his wife

Lessee: Clair Oil Company, a partnership

Date: November 7, 1979

Recorded: Book 297, Page 609

Description: All of 25-11-16, Ellis County, Kansas

Lessors: Mary J. Schiemann and Walter Schiemann, her husband

Lessee: Clairm Oil Company, a partnership

Date: November 7, 1979

Recorded: Book 297, Page 607

Description: All of 25-11-16, Ellis County, Kansas

Lessors: Gina C. Gutru, a single person, and Dorothy B. Reiner and Emil H. Reiner, her husband

Lessee: Clair Oil Company, a partnership

Date: November 7, 1979

Recorded: Book 297, Page 613

Description: All of 25-11-16, Ellis County, Kansas

? As set forth on an Assignment of Oil and Gas Leases, recorded December 4, 2007, at Book 683, Page 381, in the records of Ellis County, an undivided thirty (30) percent interest in and to the following leases, insofar as said leases cover the N/2 of the SW/4 of 24-11-16:

Lessors: Farmers National Company, Agent for UMB National Bank of America, Trustee of the Angelica Bowlby Trust and the Bowlby Charitable Trust

Lessee: William R. Clair

Date: September 12, 2006

Recorded: Book 654, Page 652

Description: N/2 of the SW/4 of 24-11-16, Ellis County, Kansas

? As set forth on an Assignment of Oil and Gas Lease, recorded December 22, 2011, at Book 785, Page 904, in the records of Ellis County, a.29750000 working interest in and to the following lease, insofar as said lese covers the NE/4 of the NE/4 of the NE/4 of 26-11-16:

Lessor: Rodney L. Shaw, Trustee of the Shaw Family Trust Estate under Declaration of Trust dated 06/08/1999

Lessee: CB/JB Oil Operations

Date:

Recorded: Book 731, Page 530

Description: NE/4 of NE/4 of NE/4 of 26-11S-16W, Ellis County.

? As set forth on an Assignment of Oil and Gas Lease, recorded February 22, 2006, at Book 640, Page 112, in the records of Ellis County, a 0.125 interest in the following lease:

Lessors: Ronald G. King and Marilyn King, husband and wife

Lessee: Rodney L. King d/b/a King Oil Operations, a sole prop.

Date: November 4, 2005

Filed: Book 634, Page 295

Description: NE/4 of 35-12-20, Ellis County, Kansas.

? As set forth on an Assignment of Oil and Gas Leasehold Interest, recorded December 4, 2007, at Book 683, Page 376, in the records of Ellis County, a 1/8th interest in the following lease:

Lessor: Freda M. Henrickson

Lessee: Rodney L. King d/b/a King Oil Operations, a sole prop.

Date: January 13, 2006

Royalty: 1/8th

Recorded: Book 638, Page 558

Description: Insofar and only insofar as said lease covers the N/2 of 3-13-20 Ellis County, Kansas, described as follows: Commencing on the south boundary of said tract at a point 1845 feet west of the SE corner thereof; thence north 500 feet; thence west 660 feet; thence south 500 feet to the south boundary thereof; thence east 660 feet along the south boundary of said real estate to the point of beginning and containing 7.58 acres more or less.

? As set forth on an Assignment of Oil and Gas Leasehold Interest, recorded December 4, 2007, at Book 683, Page 378, in the records of Ellis County, an interest in the following lease:

Lessor: Rodney L. King and Colleen A. King, husband and wife

Lessee: Rodney L. King d/b/a King Oil Operations, a sole prop.

Date: July 1, 2007

Recorded: Book 674, Page 501

Description: The E/2 of the E/2 of 24-13-20, Ellis County, Kansas.

and all personal property and other Kansas real estate owned by decedent at the time of death, and that such property and all personal property and other Kansas real estate owned by the decedent at the time of death be assigned pursuant to the laws of intestate succession.

You are required to file your written defenses to the Petition on or before the 18th day of October, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in the city of Hays in Ellis County, Kansas, at which time and place the cause will be heard.  Should you fail to file your written defenses, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition.

s/Lisa D. Clair

Lisa D. Clair, Petitioner

SUBMITTED BY:

WITHERS, GOUGH, PIKE, PFAFF & PETERSON, LLC

By:  s/ Nathan R. Elliott

Nathan R. Elliott, #24657

O.W. Garvey Bldg., Suite 1010

200 W. Douglas

Wichita, KS  67202

(316) 267-1562 (telephone)

(316) 303-1018 (facsimile)

nelliott@withersgough.com

Attorney for Petitioner

(Last published in The Hays Daily News October 7, 2013)

Published online - 9/20/2013, 11:26 AM