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73-307. Burial of veterans dying while inmates of state charitable institutions, removal of remains. No ex-soldier of the civil war of 1861-1865, also ex-soldiers of the Spanish-American war, also members of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Kansas cavalry, also honorably discharged persons who served in the armed forces of the United States during world war I, world war II, or during the military, naval and air operations in Korea or other places under the flags of the United States and the United Nations or under the flag of the United States alone, who shall die while an inmate of any of the charitable institutions of this state, unless such ex-soldier shall have so requested in writing and signed by such person or his guardian so requesting, shall be buried in the cemetery of such charitable institution.

It shall be the duty of the board of charitable institutions [*] of the state of Kansas to cause all ex-service persons of the civil war and of the Spanish-American war, also members of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Kansas cavalry, also honorably discharged persons who served in the armed forces of the United States during world war I, world war II, or during the military, naval and air operations in Korea or other places under the flags of the United States and the United Nations or under the flag of the United States alone, who shall die while an inmate of any charitable institution of the state, to be buried in some regularly chartered cemetery, or in some burying ground specially set apart for the burial of ex-service persons of the civil war and of the Spanish-American war, or any persons who served in the armed forces of the United States during world war I, world war II or during the military, naval and air operations in Korea or other places under the flags of the United States and the United Nations or under the flag of the United States alone.

It shall further be the duty of said board of administration of the charitable institutions [*] of this state to cause to be removed from the cemeteries of all state charitable institutions under its control the remains of any persons having served in any of the wars in which the United States has been engaged, and also members of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Kansas cavalry, which may be buried therein, to some regularly chartered cemetery, or to some burial ground specially set apart for the burial of all persons having served in any of the wars in which the United States has been engaged, and also members of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Kansas cavalry.

History: L. 1909, ch. 221, § 2; R.S. 1923, 73-307; L. 1945, ch. 301, § 6; L. 1951, ch. 429, § 5; June 30.

* "Charitable institutions" are now under the control of the secretary for aging and disability services. The Kansas soldiers' home is under the control of the Kansas veterans' commission (see 76-1904).


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