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Obituaries

William "Bill" Howard Lowe (01/31/15)
William "Bill" Howard Lowe, 90, of Pittsburg, passed away at 2:40 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at his home. He was born June 10, 1924, at Pittsburg, Kan., the son of Archie A. "Dutch" and Margaret Mae (Kelly) Lowe. He attended Pittsburg schools and was a lifetime area resident. After high School Bill enlisted in the United States Army and was honorably discharged...
Hubert A Rhodes (01/29/15)
Hubert A Rhodes, 97, of Fort Scott, died Wednesday evening, Jan. 28, 2015 at the Guest Home Estates. He was born Oct. 15, 1917 in rural Fort Scott, the son of Allen and Stella Pearl (Young) Rhodes. He married Helen Clark Sept. 9, 1945. They divorced and then he later married Lena Zoe Fry Ellerman...
Russell Eldon Johnson (01/29/15)
Russell Eldon Johnson, 72, of Olathe, Kan., passed away Jan. 27, 2015. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Woodland Cemetery, Mound City, Kan. Penwell-Gabel Funeral Homes of Olathe is in charge of arrangements.
Donald Lee Spainhoward (01/29/15)
Donald Lee Spainhoward, age 77, resident of Humboldt, Kan., previously of Uniontown, Kan., died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute, Kan. He was born Jan. 2, 1938, in Sheldon, Mo., the son of Virgil and Verna Oxford Spainhoward. ...
Leslie Elmer Judy (01/28/15)
Leslie Elmer Judy, age 56, a resident of Vidor, Texas, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at his home in Vidor. He was born July 26, 1958, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Elmer Judy Jr. and Ella Gates Judy. Les graduated from Fort Scott Christian Heights and later from Pittsburg State University. ...
Stephen Russell Johnson (01/28/15)
Stephen Russell Johnson, age 62, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died from cardiac complications on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Mercy Hospital. He was born July 12, 1952, in Paola, Kan., the son of Russell and Lena Wheeler Johnson. He attended high school in Pleasanton, Kan. ...
Sandie Cole (01/28/15)
Like the canvases she so thoughtfully created, artist Sandie Cole lived her 49 years full of color and energy. God commissioned her for celestial work on Jan. 26, 2015. Sandra Sue Turpin was born to John Franklin Turpin and Libbie Anita "Ann" Turpin on Jan. ...
Robert "Bob" McGee (01/28/15)
Robert "Bob" McGee, age 78, La Cygne, Kan., passed away on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel. Burial will be in the East Mt Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. ...
Rowena F. Hines (01/27/15)
Rowena F. Hines, age 79, passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at the Sion Medical Center in Beavercreek, Ohio. She was born Feb. 10, 1935, in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Arthur H. Pitts and Nola Inman Pitts. Rowena was a true woman of strength and courage who was tough as nails but had a heart of gold. She will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends...
Dixie Diane Hixon (01/27/15)
Dixie Diane Hixon, age 55, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., passed from this life, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at the Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott. She was born March 13, 1959, in Fort Scott, the daughter of William L. Gates, Jr. and Dixie Auluwee Dill Gates. ...
Gerald Dwayne Beerbower (01/27/15)
Gerald Dwayne Beerbower, age 65, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died unexpectedly, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at the Mercy Hospital Emergency Room. He was born March 27, 1949, in Fort Scott, the son of Earl Beerbower and Ida Mae "Heidi" Atkins Beerbower. ...
Leslie Judy (01/27/15)
Leslie Judy, age 56, a former resident of Fort Scott and more recently of Vidor, Texas, died unexpectedly, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at his home in Vidor. Funeral services for Les Judy will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott...
Lloyd Allen Jameson Sr. (01/27/15)
Lloyd Allen Jameson Sr., 66, went to be with the Lord Jan. 16, 2015 in his home after a long illness. He was born on May 21, 1948 to Roy and Leona Jameson in Boise, Idaho. Lloyd graduated from Fort Scott High School and was a U.S. Army veteran. He owned and operated Jameson Tree Service for 40 years...
Margaret A. Travis (01/27/15)
Margaret A. Travis, age 99, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., went to meet her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at Medicalodges of Fort Scott. She was born Nov. 29, 1915, in Arma, Kan., the daughter of Jess and Ethel Siple Swartz. She married Roy Travis in 1938. ...
Kenneth Keith Kerns, Sr. (01/24/15)
Kenneth Keith Kerns, Sr., age 87, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at the Guest Home Estates in Fort Scott. He was born Feb. 4, 1927, in Hutchinson, Kan., the son of Charles Alfred Kerns and Estella Pearl Lewis Kerns. He married Betty Gilchrist on Aug. ...
Mary Katherine (Land) Turley (01/23/15)
Mary Katherine (Land) Turley, 93, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Jan. 3, 2015, at Medicalodge in Fort Scott, Kan. A Celebration of Life will be held for Mary K at Cavalry Crossing, 201 West 23rd, Fort Scott, Kan., on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. ...
Clarence Earl Meyer (01/21/15)
Clarence Earl Meyer, age 96, a former resident of Fort Scott, Kan., and more recently of Springfield, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, at the Manor at Elfindale in Springfield. He was born Oct. 7, 1918, in Garland, Kan., the son of Carl Fredrick Meyer and Louise Gross Meyer. ...
Madeline Oliva Jewell (01/20/15)
Madeline Oliva Jewell, 90, of Fort Scott, passed away Thursday evening, Jan. 15, 2015. She was born April 22, 1924 in Brixey, Mo., the daughter of Dred M. and Pearlie A. (Smith) Bushong. She married William R. Jewell Oct. 30, 1943 in Pittsburg, Kan., and he preceded her in death March 15, 1993...
Patricia E. "Pat" Mathews (01/20/15)
Patricia E. "Pat" Mathews, age 73, Pleasanton, Kan., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. She was born in Picher, Okla., on April 30, 1941 the daughter of Melvin Leo and Opal Faye Rector Bryan. She married Neal Mathews on May 22, 1959. Pat was a self-employed beautician working out of the shop at her house. ...
William Marion Shrimplin, Jr. (01/17/15)
William Marion Shrimplin, Jr., Nevada, Mo., passed from this life on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 at Nevada Nursing and Rehab Center at the age of 83. Marion was born on Jan. 25, 1931 to William Marion and Anna Irene (Campbell) Shrimplin in Moundville, Mo. He graduated from Bronaugh High School in 1949. After working at Pryor & Oberlin Supermarket and Safeway Supermarket, he spent 40 years as a sales representative for Henry Kraft Mercantile of Nevada before retiring in December 1994...
Billy D. "Bill" Allen (01/16/15)
Billy D. "Bill" Allen, age 68, Paola, Kan., formerly of Pleasanton, Kan., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. He was born on Aug. 3, 1946 at Paola, Kan., the son of Ward and Jean Lindsey Allen. He attended school in La Cygne, Kansas until midway through his senior year, and, graduated from Louisburg High School in the Class of 1964. ...
William Austin Russell (01/16/15)
William Austin Russell, age 86, a former resident of Fort Scott, Kan., and more recently of Emporia, Kan., went home to his Lord and Savior Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, in Emporia. Will was born May 17, 1928, in Rockford, Tenn., the son of Samuel Floyd Russell and Lucy Crowder Russell. ...
Novella Bogan-Finwick (01/16/15)
Novella Bogan-Finwick, age 98 years, 3 months and 13 days, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 at Prescott Country View. She was born on Oct. 1, 1916 at Jericho Springs, Mo., the daughter of Loy and Velma Finwick Boston. She graduated from Jericho Springs High School. ...
Jo Lanel Cuppy (01/13/15)
Jo Lanel Cuppy, age 50, died at her home in Bronson early Saturday morning, Jan. 10, 2015, after a long battle with cancer. She was born Sept. 12, 1964, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Nelda K. Rudisill Cuppy and A. Gary Cuppy. She is survived by her husband Walter Palmisano, son Seth Cuppy, step-daughter Gina Palmisano, grandson Marcus, mother Nelda Cuppy, step-father Larry Manes, brother Larry Cuppy, niece Cassandra Cuppy, nephew Devon Cuppy, aunts and uncles, and many, many friends...
Carmen Jean Pettibon (01/13/15)
Carmen Jean Pettibon, 69, Nevada, Mo., passed from this life on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 at her home in Nevada following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. Interment will follow in Deerfield Cemetery, Deerfield, Mo. ...