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Obituaries

Ira Melvin Seaver (03/03/15)
Ira Melvin Seaver, age 88, resident of rural Fort Scott, died Sunday, March 1, 2015, at his home. He was born on Sept. 16, 1926, the son of Charles Edwin and Mamie Pearl Klontz Seaver. He was born on the family farm which he still lived on and worked his entire life. ...
Harold Davon Wallace (03/03/15)
Harold Davon Wallace, age 75, former resident of Fort Scott, and more recently of Olathe, Kan., died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at Olathe Regional Medical Center. He was born Aug. 28, 1939 in Prescott, Kan., the son of Vernon Leroy Wallace Sr. and Myrtle Esther Steele Wallace. Harold married Charlene Uttinger on Aug. 24, 1963 in Fort Scott. She preceded him in death on Oct. 21, 2007. Harold retired in May of 2003 from the U. S. Postal Service. He served in the United States Army from 1957 to 1960...
Margaret Etta Buerge (03/03/15)
Margaret Etta Buerge, 92 of Pittsburg and formerly of the Tulsa, Okla., and Butler, Mo., areas died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday Feb. 25, 2015 at the Via Christi Village Nursing Facility in Pittsburg. She was born Dec. 20, 1922 in Alba, Mo., the daughter of Elmer and Esther (Shenk) Berkey. She attended school and was a graduate of Alba High School...
Donna Jean White (03/03/15)
Donna Jean White, age 71, Overland Park, Kan., formerly of Linn Valley, Kan., passed away on Friday, Feb. 27, 2012. Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the Linn Valley Community Church. Inurnment in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. ...
Dr. Everett Max Coon (02/28/15)
Dr. Everett Max Coon, age 81 years old, of Knoxville, Tenn., died at home on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. Born in Prescott, Kan., on Feb. 2, 1934, Everett was preceded in death by parents, Ralph and Edna Mae Coon; sister, Ann Dillie; and son, Leon Coon. Everett is survived by his wife of 63 years, Nelda, who he met in high school and married shortly thereafter in 1952. ...
Franklin Edgar "Frank" Goff (02/28/15)
Franklin Edgar "Frank" Goff, a resident of Watauga, Texas and formerly of Carson, Calif., passed away at his home on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Frank was born in Ewa Beach, Hawaii March 11, 1942, the son of Edgar Goff and Evelyn Goff (Bernard). He graduated Holliday High School in Holliday, Texas and soon moved to California...
Joseph Robert Meeks (02/28/15)
Joseph Robert Meeks, 72, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 in his Fort Scott, Kan., home surrounded by loved ones. He was born in Kansas City, Mo., on March 20, 1943 to John Byron Meeks (Jack) of Hutchison, Kan., and Jane Louise (Lyons) Meeks of Fort Scott, Kan...
Harold D. Wallace (02/28/15)
Harold D. Wallace, age 75, a former resident of Fort Scott and more recently of Olathe, died Friday, Feb. 27 at the Olathe Medical Center. Funeral services for Harold Wallace will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
Dr. Everett Max Coon (02/27/15)
Dr. Everett Max Coon, age 81 years old, of Knoxville, Tenn., died at home on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. Born in Prescott, Kan., on Feb. 2, 1934, Everett was preceded in death by parents, Ralph and Edna Mae Coon; sister, Ann Dillie; and son, Leon Coon. Everett is survived by his wife of 63 years, Nelda, who he met in high school and married shortly thereafter in 1952. ...
Mary Louella LaRue (02/27/15)
Mary Louella LaRue, age 70, a resident of rural Bronson, Kan., died early Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at her home. She was born Dec. 20, 1944, in San Diego, Calif., the daughter of John Esch and Louella Lunceford Esch. She married Edward LaRue on May 4, 1968, at Pittsburg, Kan. Mary attended the Catholic church and enjoyed flower gardening...
Charles Hunter Reeves II (02/27/15)
Charles Hunter Reeves II, age 43, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott. He was born May 22, 1971, in Groton, Conn., the son of Dr. Charles Stewart Reeves and Harriett Carr Reeves. He graduated from Fort Scott High School with the class of 1989. ...
James E. "Jim" Stainbrook (02/27/15)
James E. "Jim" Stainbrook, age 82 of La Cygne, Kan., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at the La Cygne, Kansas United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. ...
Joseph Robert Meeks (02/27/15)
Joseph Robert Meeks, age 71, a resident of rural Fort Scott, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at his home following a cancer illness. Services for Joe Meeks will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
Georgia Lou Farris (02/27/15)
Georgia Lou Farris, age 60, La Cygne, Kan., passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at the Calvary Baptist Church in La Cygne, Kan. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until service at the church. The family suggests contributions to Prescott Country View or Kansas Special Olympics. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel...
Dr. Everett Max Coon (02/25/15)
Dr. Everett Max Coon, age 81 years old, of Knoxville, Tenn., died at home on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. Born in Prescott, Kan., on Feb. 2, 1934, Everett was preceded in death by parents, Ralph and Edna Mae Coon; sister, Ann Dillie; and son, Leon Coon. Everett is survived by his wife of 63 years, Nelda, who he met in high school and married shortly thereafter in 1952. ...
Alice Marie Townsend (02/24/15)
Alice Marie Townsend, 87, of Fort Scott. Mom's Obituary If you ask someone who loves a person to write their obituary, it's a struggle to stick with the usual form. Yes, she had a name -- Alice Marie (Cronk) Townsend. Yes, there was a birth date -- 29 November 1927...
Rose Ann Bergland (02/24/15)
Rose Ann Bergland, a resident of Fort Scott, Kansas, died Feb. 9, 2015 at Mercy Hospital. She was born June 16, 1942 in Ione, Wash., the daughter of George Percy Bergland and Blanche May Dukeshire Bergland. Survivors include her brothers, John Bergland and wife, Marge, of Eugene, Ore., and Robert Bergland and wife, Anneta, of Fort Scott; an aunt, Peggy Bergland of Yuma, Ariz.; a niece, Sabrina and Kevin Gordon, and family, and a nephew, Michael Bergland and family, all of Eugene, Ore. ...
Margie McLaughlin (02/24/15)
Margie McLaughlin, age 92, Iola, Kan., formerly of Mound City, Kan., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. She was born on Aug. 15, 1922 at La Cygne, Kan., the daughter of Grover and Rilla Parker Dean. She was married to Elmer Orton who preceded her in death. ...
Betty Jane Griffith Perry (02/24/15)
Betty Jane Griffith Perry departed this world for the next early on the morning of Feb. 20, 2015, after nearly 91 years of vigorous life. Born in 1924 in Uniontown, Kan., Betty was the third child of Grace Konantz and Glenn Griffith. Her father died when she was 14 years old -- at the end of the Great Depression -- and the family matured in tough economic times under the steady hand of her mother Grace...
Joan Toms (02/24/15)
Joan Toms, age 80, Mound City, Kan., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at the Pleasanton First Christian Church. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery, La Cygne, Kan. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. ...
Alice Marie Townsend (02/24/15)
Alice Marie Townsend, 87, of Fort Scott, died Sunday morning, Feb. 22, 2015 in Jonesboro, Ark. Funeral arrangements for Alice Townsend are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
LaMae (Neas) Bryant (02/21/15)
LaMae (Neas) Bryant, 72, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 at her home in Nevada. LaMae was born Jan. 13, 1943 in Fort Scott, Kan., to Cawood I. and LaNelle (Duncan) Neas. LaMae was raised in Nevada and attended Nevada R-5 Schools graduating with the Class of 1961. ...
Beverly Lois Erie Kleitz (02/21/15)
Beverly Lois Erie Kleitz, 76, died Jan. 24, 2015 due to a sudden illness. Beverly was born May 27, 1938. She was preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Lois Erie; a sister, Sharon Umphenour and a brother, Gary Erie; and a grandson Adam Kleitz...
Mary Lavon Campbell Marshall Malin (02/21/15)
Mary Lavon Campbell Marshall Malin, our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully Feb. 18, 2015. She was born Jan. 16, 1922 in Farlington, Kan. She was the youngest of five children. She grew up on a farm and was a hard working, strong woman. She had many talents and was a wonderful seamstress, loved music and gardening. Lavon lived a simple life. Spending time with her family was her greatest love. She cherished her grandkids and great grandkids...
Charles Wesley Bruner (02/20/15)
Charles Wesley Bruner, 88, of Uniontown, Kan., died Wednesday evening, Feb. 18, 2015 at the Medicalodge Nursing Home in Fort Scott. He was born Sept. 4, 1926 in Uniontown, Kan., the son of Clarence Orville and Dorothy (Barnhard) Bruner. He married Mary Jane Atchison Nov. 21, 1982 in Uniontown, and she survives of the home...