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Obituaries

Barbara Norris (08/30/14)
Barbara Norris, age 75, a former resident of Arcadia, died early Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 at the Denton Regional Hospital in Denton, Texas. Funeral services for Barbara Morris will be announced by the Cheney-Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main St.
Jack David "J.D." Ham, Jr. (08/26/14)
Jack David "J.D." Ham, Jr., age 46, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at his home. He was born Jan. 14, 1968, in Fort Scott, the son of Jack David Ham, Sr. and Betty Jean VanDyke Ham. J.D. graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1986. J.D. lived for a time in Bartlesville, Okla., where he owned and operated J.D.'s Billiards. He enjoyed motorcycles...
Elizabeth Kay "Linda" Turner (08/26/14)
Elizabeth Kay "Linda" Turner, 75, Walker, Mo., passed away on Aug. 23, 2014 at her home after a lengthy illness. Linda was born May 6, 1939 in Los Angeles, Calif., to Ben Greer Hope and Elizabeth (Nickleson) Hope. She was united in marriage to Richard DeAntoni, Sr. on Sept. 6, 1959 and he preceded her in death on July 6, 2002. She later married David W. Turner on April 6, 2007 and he survives of the home...
Merlin L. Ball (08/26/14)
Merlin L. Ball, age 93, a former resident of Blue Mound, Kan., and more recently of Osawatomie, Kan., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Visitation will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. ...
Eloise P. Howard (08/22/14)
Eloise P. Howard, age 92, resident of Sherman, Texas, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at the Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas, surrounded by all her remaining children. She was born Dec. 18, 1921, in Calhoun County, Ala., the daughter of Eddie Monroe Parker and Geneva Bell Sandlin Parker. ...
Peggy Jean Drake (08/22/14)
Peggy Jean Drake, 89, of Fort Scott died at her home, Tuesday evening, Aug. 19, 2014. She was born Feb. 2, 1925 in West Memphis, Ark., the daughter of Charles Peter and Laura Mae (Palen) Long. She married Maurice LaFayette "Jim" Drake, Jr. Nov. 25, 1945 in Brazil, Ind., and he preceded her in death Jan. 17, 1996...
Robert L. "Bob" George (08/22/14)
Robert L. "Bob" George, 72, of Wichita, formerly of Fort Scott, retired Sedgwick County flood plain manager passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Visitation with the family present, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday; service, 10 a.m. Saturday both at Cochran Mortuary, 1411 N. Broadway. (Parking from Market Street) Burial will follow at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Centerville Cemetery near Fort Scott, Kan...
Robert Himes Fursman (08/20/14)
Robert Himes Fursman, age 91, a former resident of Colony, Kan., and more recently of Fort Scott, Kan., died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at his home in Fort Scott. He was born May 3, 1923, on the family farm south of Moran, Kan., the son of John Anton Fursman, Sr. ...
Elizabeth "Beth" Marie Brown (08/19/14)
Elizabeth "Beth" Marie Brown, 46, of Pittsburg, Kan., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at the Via Christi Village, Pittsburg, Kan. She was born Oct. 20, 1967, at Albany, Mo., the daughter of Richard and Dianne (Hansen) VanVactor. Beth lived in Grant City, Mo., for 21 years, Mound City, Kan., for three years, Fort Scott for two years, Wilson, Kan., for two years, Chanute, Kan., for nine years, Frontenac, Kan., for five years, before moving to Pittsburg, where she has resided for the last three years.. ...
Wilma Carol Murrow (08/19/14)
Wilma Carol Murrow, age 80, resident of Mapleton, Kan., died Saturday, Aug. 16, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Mo. She was born April 13, 1934, in Mapleton, the daughter of Irvin and Jessie Casteel Gilmore. She married Virgil Keith Murrow on May 2, 1951, in Bentonville, Ark. ...
Robert H. Fursman (08/16/14)
Robert H. Fursman, age 91, a former resident of Colony, Kan., and more recently of Fort Scott, died Friday, Aug. 15 at his home. Funeral services for Robert Fursman will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
Raymond Roy Hueston (08/15/14)
Raymond Roy Hueston, 85, of Mapleton, Kan., died at 4:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 at Olathe Medical Center. Raymond was born Feb. 23, 1929 in Arcadia, Kan., to Thomas "Mac" and Nellie (Mitchell) Hueston. He graduated from Arcadia High School and Fort Scott Community College...
Sandra Pauline Spencer McReynolds Greenwood (08/15/14)
Sandra Pauline Spencer McReynolds Greenwood, age 71, of Chetopa, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 13. Services for Sandra Greenwood will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at the Chetopa Baptist Church. Private interment will be at Harvey Cemetery, Carthage, Mo. ...
Kathy Marie Rossman Perry (08/15/14)
Kathy Marie Rossman Perry, age 60, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., went to be with the Lord on Aug. 13, 2014, at her home. She was born Nov. 20, 1953, in Baxter Springs, Kan., the daughter of LeRoy and Betty Freeman Rossman. She married Karl Perry on April 16, 2005. Kathy loved to dance and spend time with her family and friends. She was a great person, loved by many, who will be greatly missed...
Gary Eugene Hall (08/13/14)
Gary Eugene Hall, age 62, resident of Parsons, Kan., formerly of Grove, Okla., died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, Mo. He was born Jan. 21, 1952, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Dorwin and Donna Jacquinot Hall. He worked as a conductor for the Union Pacific Railroad. Gary enjoyed fishing, hunting and riding motorcycles...
Beatrice Marie (West) Foster (08/13/14)
Beatrice Marie (West) Foster, age 92, passed away on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 at the Residencies of Pleasanton. Funeral Services will be Thursday, Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. at the Schneider Funeral Home Chapel in Mound City. Visitation will take place from 9 a.m. ...
Crystal Thompson Pruitt (08/13/14)
Crystal Thompson Pruitt, age 40, passed away early Tuesday morning, Aug. 12, 2014, at her home in San Diego, Calif. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18, in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post No. 1165 V.F.W. Services are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main St. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com...
Lois Ellen Stewart (08/12/14)
Lois Ellen Stewart, age 90, passed from this earthly life and went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. She had resided at Moran Manor Nursing Home in Moran for the last few years. Lois was born on Aug. 22, 1923, in Hutchison, Kan., the daughter of Andrew and Elsie Mae Jackson Gillispie. ...
Doris Iva Wimberley (08/12/14)
Doris Iva Wimberley, 95, of Fort Scott, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 at Medicalodge in Fort Scott. She was born Dec. 18, 1918 in Copeville, Texas, the daughter of William Peagram and Mattie Mae (Jones) Proctor. She married Charles A. Wimberley June 28, 1964 in McAlester, Okla., and he preceded her in death in 1993...
Tracy Lea Helm (08/12/14)
Tracy Lea Helm, 53, of Fort Scott, died Thursday Aug. 7, 2014, at Mercy Hospital. She was born March 12, 1961 in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of William Allen "Bill" and Inez Mae (Smither) Graves. She married Kenneth Helm Sept. 6, 1994 in Fort Scott and he survives of the home...
Tracy Lea Helm (08/09/14)
Tracy Lea Helm 53, of Fort Scott, died Thursday Aug. 7, 2014 at Mercy Hospital. Funeral arrangements for Tracy Helm are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
Marilou Johnson (08/08/14)
Marilou Johnson, 84, of Girard, passed away Tuesday morning Aug. 5, 2014 at her home. She was born April 1, 1930 in Cato, Kan., the daughter of Neal B. and Rose Arnita (Simpson) Smith. She married Bobbie E. Johnson May 14, 1950 in Fort Scott, Kan., and he preceded her in death Jan. 10, 1983...
James Joseph Kramer (08/05/14)
James Joseph Kramer, age 74, a resident of Fort Scott, died Saturday, Aug. 2 at his home. He was born Sept. 16, 1939, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of James Franklin Kramer and Mamie Francis Taiclet Kramer. He married Cecelia Killion Key on March 12, 2005, at Fort Scott. ...
Marilou Johnson (08/05/14)
Marilou Johnson, 84, of Girard, passed away Tuesday morning Aug. 5, 2014 at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
Ross David Fite (08/05/14)
"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, and faithful missionary, Ross David Fite, from labor to reward. Ross David Fite was born Jan. ...