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Obituaries

Evelyn Ann Freeman (03/23/17)
Evelyn Ann Freeman, age 75, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017, at her home. She was born June 20, 1941, in Evansville, Ind., the daughter of Aaron Wilson and Mary Mageline "Jackie" Smith Wilson. She was raised by her mother and step-father, Johnny Randall. ...
Artie Farris Collins (03/22/17)
"Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints." (Psalm 116:15) God, in His infinite wisdom called our beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend, faithful servant of the Lord Jesus Christ, A. F. Collins, from labor to reward. Artie Farris Collins was born Dec. ...
Robert Keith "Bob" Salmon (03/21/17)
Robert Keith "Bob" Salmon, age 81, of Derby, Kan., retired Boeing Company employee, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017. No visitation is planned. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 24, Smith Mortuary, 1415 N. Rock Rd., Derby. Bob is preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Salmon; and daughter, Janet Richardson. ...
Eugene Moore (03/21/17)
Eugene Moore, age 79, Pleasanton, Kan., passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017 at his home. Visitation will be held 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. Contributions can be made to Eugene Moore Memorial, in care of Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box 525, Pleasanton, KS 66075. Online condolences for the family can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com...
Kyle Dean Nelson (03/20/17)
Kyle Dean Nelson, age 32, Pleasanton, Kan., passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, March 23, 2017, at the Linville Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory Pleasanton Chapel. ...
John Edwin Diehl (03/18/17)
John Edwin Diehl, 98, formerly of Fort Scott, died Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence, Kansas. He was born to Oscar and Zona (Cripe) Diehl in Beaver, Iowa, July 5, 1918. He attended school in Beaver; Wacker, Illinois; and Stet, Missouri before heading off to college. ...
Curtis Lee Meek (03/16/17)
Curtis Lee Meek, age 40, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. He was born on Oct. 6, 1976, the son of Harry Lee Meek and Bonnie Mann Meek. He graduated from Fort Scott High School. He married Misty Bartlett in Fort Scott. ...
Virginia Lee Herren (03/16/17)
Virginia Lee Herren, 86, stepped into the sweet arms of Jesus on Friday March 11, 2017. Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 20, 2017, in Laurel Land Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth...
Ruth Ella Koester (03/14/17)
Ruth Ella Koester, 85, of Fort Scott, died Tuesday morning, March 14, 2017 at her home. She was born Feb. 9, 1932 in Arcadia, Kan., the daughter of Oliver Ewing and Laura Afton (Perrin) Hoover. She married Harold Dean Koester Dec. 24, 1952 in Wichita, Kan., and he preceded her in death Feb. 10, 2014...
Mary Lou Brungardt (03/13/17)
Mary Lou Brungardt, age 84, resident of Fort Scott, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott. She was born Feb. 22, 1933, the daughter of Paul Verne Cummings and Delta Mae Armour Cummings. She married Joe Brungardt on June 11, 1977, in Fort Scott. Mary worked for 28 years in the underwriting department for the Western Insurance Company...
Betty Jo Mitchell (03/10/17)
Betty Jo Mitchell, age 87, Blue Mound, Kan., passed away on Thursday March 9, 2017 at the Olathe Medical Center. She was born on Sept. 8, 1929 at Mapleton, Kan., the daughter of Scott and Gladys Lucas Northway. She attended grade school at Xenia and graduated from Blue Mound High School. ...
Rex Warren Wheeler (03/09/17)
Rex Warren Wheeler, 72, of Fort Scott, died Tuesday afternoon, March 7, 2017, at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City. He was born March 20, 1944, in Hiattville, Kan., the son of Warren Fay and Dorothy Lorene (Barker) Wheeler. He married Lynne Hubert Sutton March 12, 1994 in Fort Scott, Kan., and she survives of the home...
William Clarence "Hig" Higinbotham (03/09/17)
William Clarence "Hig" Higinbotham, formerly of Moran, Kan., died on Monday, March 6, 2017 as a result of vascular dementia, at the Eureka Nursing Center in Eureka, at the age of 76. He was born on March 15, 1940, in Elsmore, Kan., the son of Emerson Kenneth and June Olive (Wilson) Higinbotham. He was raised in Moran and graduated from Moran High School. Following high school, he joined the United States Marine Corps where he served with dignity and honor. He was honorably discharged in 1964...
Michael Eugene Hannigan (03/08/17)
Michael Eugene Hannigan, age 57, a resident of rural Moran, Kan., passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017. Cremation was handled by Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kan. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com. A family gathering will take place at a later date...
Eugene Glen Wolfe (03/08/17)
Eugene Glen Wolfe, age 90, of Savonburg, Kan., passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service, Moran. Burial with military honors will follow in the Elsmore Cemetery, Elsmore, Kan. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday evening at the funeral home...
Melody Jean Troth (03/08/17)
Melody Jean Troth, age 56, La Cygne, Kan., passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at her home. She was born on March 2, 1961 at Paola, Kan., the daughter of George and Bernita (McDonald) Ala. She graduated from Prairie View High School in the Class of 1979. ...
Harold Jay Holmes (03/08/17)
Harold Jay Holmes, age 77, Prescott, Kan., passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017, at the Prescott Country View. He was born on Dec. 15, 1939 at Prescott, the son of Harold S. and Marguerite Coon Holmes. He graduated from Prescott High School in 1957. ...
Donald Clayton Endy (03/08/17)
Donald Clayton Endy, age 87, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., passed away Monday, March 6, 2017, at the Medicalodge of Fort Scott. He was born March 27, 1929, in Pottstown, Penn., the son of Clayton B. Endy and Mary Schaeffer Endy. Don served with the United States Air Force for 22 years. ...
Paul O Herrington Sr. (03/08/17)
Paul O Herrington Sr., age 77, was born on Dec. 31,1939 in Somers Point, N.J. He moved to Fort Scott, Kan., in 2005. He passed away on March 3, 2017 at 1:55 p.m. at Landmark Hospital in Joplin, Mo. Paul was a husband, father, and grandfather. He retired as an HVAC tech. He had many things he liked to do such as play cards, fishing, playing pool, hanging out with the family and much more...
Geneva Grace Brown Pellett Minor (03/06/17)
Geneva Grace Brown Pellett Minor left her earthly journey on March 3, 2017 at Guest Home Estates in Fort Scott, Kan. Geneva was born Dec. 7, 1938 in Granola, Kan., the daughter of James T. Brown and Opal B. Dunbar Brown. She was raised in Elk County until 1953 when her parents moved to Garnet, Kan...
Mary Jean Wilkinson (03/06/17)
Mary Jean Wilkinson, age 69, a resident of Uniontown, Kan., passed away Friday, March 3, 2017, at the Medicalodge of Fort Scott. She was born Aug. 30, 1947, in Fort Scott, the daughter of George Russell and Bernice Stine Russell. Mary graduated from the Uniontown High School and later attended Bible College in Fort Worth, Texas. ...
Maxine Nightingale (03/06/17)
Maxine Nightingale, age 100, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., passed away early Sunday, March 5, 2017, at the Medicalodge of Fort Scott. She was born May 28, 1916, in Spickard, Mo., the daughter of Doc Walter Stump and Jessie Roberts Stump. Maxine married Glenn Nightingale on July 11, 1942, in Topeka, Kan. ...
Glenda Faye Gage (03/06/17)
Glenda Faye Gage, 65, of Fort Scott died Saturday afternoon, March 4, 2017 at the Guest Home Estates. She was born Sept. 25, 1951 in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of William Charles and Juanita Nadine (West) Monroe, Sr. She married Raymond Chaplin and they later divorced. She married Willard R. Gage, Jr. Aug. 25, 1981 and he preceded her in death June 1, 2004...
Donald Edgar Kelley (03/06/17)
Donald Edgar Kelley, age 79, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Fort Scott Manor. There was cremation. Rev. Chuck Russell will conduct graveside services at 11 a.m. Friday, March 10, in the U.S. National Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post No. ...
Robert A. Ball Sr. (03/04/17)
A celebration of life service will be held for Robert A. Ball Sr., 1949-2016, at the Humboldt First Baptist Church, 118 N. 7th, Humboldt, Kan., on March 25 at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to celebrate with us.