Marion Harrison George
Marion Harrison George, age 71, a resident of Uniontown, Kan., died early Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at the Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott, Kan. He was born Sept. 24, 1944, in Fort Scott, the son of Leslie Edward George and Viola Pauline Buntain George. ...
Marjorie Elizabeth Budy
Marjorie Elizabeth Budy, 86, of Fort Scott, passed away Thursday morning, Sept. 22, 2016, at Mercy Hospital. She was born Nov. 12, 1929, in Boonville, Mo., the daughter of Perry Patrick and Florence Kathrine (Rippley) Dedrick. She married Jean Budy June 5, 1954 in Boonville, Mo., and he preceded her in death Sept. 21, 2013...
Billie Joe "Bill" Avery
Billie Joe "Bill" Avery, age 90, Centerville, Kan., passed away on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 at Vintage Park in Osawatomie, Kan. Graveside funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at the Osawatomie Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. ...
Millicent Gladys La Berge (Rea)
Former Pleasanton resident Millicent Gladys La Berge (Rea), 91, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, at the home of her daughter, Laura Rea, in Highlands Ranch, Colo. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, in the Pleasanton Cemetery, Pleasanton, Kans. Military honors will be provided. Services are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, Fort Scott, Kan. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com...
Richard "Rick" Alan Post
Richard "Rick" Alan Post, age 61, Prescott, Kan., passed away Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 at his home. Graveside service will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 at the Prescott Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday Sept. 26 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. ...
James R. "Red" Stradley
James R. "Red" Stradley, age 83, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Thursday, Sept. 15 at Ft. Scott Mercy Hospital. He was born on March 18, 1933, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Jesse and Addie Michaels Stradley. He graduated from Fort Scott High School with the class of 1951. ...
Hazel June Hicks Gordon
After a long illness, Hazel June Hicks Gordon, 86, formerly of Fort Scott, and a resident of Heritage Health Care in Chanute, Kan., was reunited with her loved ones in heaven on Tuesday evening, Sept. 13, 2016. Hazel June Hicks was born Nov. 9, 1929, in a primitive log cabin on the prairies of Wyoming where her mother, Ruth Belle Crites Hicks, and father, Oscar Allen Hicks, had homesteaded after her father returned from fighting in World War I. ...
Leland L. Lee
Leland L. Lee, age 83, of Warsaw, Mo., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, in Columbia, Mo. He was born on Sept. 7, 1933 in Appleton City, Mo., the son of Christian and Viola Hill. Leland worked as an electrician in Butler, Mo., and later owned and operated the laundry mat and the sewing center. In 1965, he began work for Culligan in Sedalia and Warsaw. He was an accomplished businessman, avid fisherman and a helping hand to his neighbors and community...
Cynthia Jo Vietti
Cynthia Jo Vietti, 64, of Fort Scott, passed away at her home Wednesday morning, Sept. 14, 2016. She was born Oct. 30, 1951 the daughter of Eugene Dominic and Wilma Dean (Morrison) Vietti. Cindy attended Girard schools all twelve grades and attended Pittsburg State for two years before entering Mercy School of Nursing in Fort Scott, Kan., graduating in 1973 as a registered nurse. ...
James R. "Red" Stradley
James R. "Red" Stradley, age 83, a resident of Fort Scott, died Thursday, Sept. 15 at the Fort Scott Mercy Hospital. Services for James R. "Red" Stradley will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
James "Jim" Tucker Good Sr.
James "Jim" Tucker Good Sr., 95, Springfield, Mo., died at Sonshine Manor on Sept. 4, 2016. He was born on June 10, 1921 in Kansas City, Mo. Jim graduated from North High School in Wichita, Kan., at age 16 in 1938. He skipped the eighth grade. He graduated from Kansas University in Lawrence in 1942. ...
Hope Melissa Gaynor
Hope Melissa Gaynor, age 62, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died unexpectedly, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at Fort Scott. She was born March 14, 1954, in Richmond, V.A., the daughter of Lehmon Gaynor and Annie Helen Parker Gaynor. Hope had been employed as a manager of the Best Western Hotel and had also worked as a librarian at the Fort Scott Public Library for over 20 years. She had served as a CASA volunteer for 10 years. She loved spending time with her grandsons...
Julia June Blythe
Julia June Blythe, age 89, a resident of Uniontown, Kan., died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016. She was born April 3, 1927, the daughter of Loren Edward and Eva Isabel Wilson Ramsey. After graduation from Uniontown High School in 1945, she was among the many women, including her Aunt Opal with whom she lived during that time, who manufactured ammunition for WW II at the Sunflower Powder Plant near DeSoto, Kan. ...
Shirley Ann White
Shirley Ann White, age 73, a resident of rural Fort Scott, Kan., died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, at the Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott. She was born Oct. 28, 1942, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Ward Shaffer Adams and Anna Josephine Wutke Adams. Shirley graduated from the Fulton High School. ...
Ralph Kastl, age 82, Blue Mound, Kan. passed away Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 at his home. Funeral services were 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016 at Blue Mound Federated Church. Burial was in Sunny Slope Cemetery. Visitation was held from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. ...
Lessie J. Davis
Lessie J. Davis, age 73, Blue Mound, Kan., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 at the Olathe Hospice House. Graveside funeral service will be held 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 at the Sunny Slope Cemetery, Blue Mound, Kan. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. ...
Shirley Jean Hull
Shirley Jean Hull, age 59, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at her home. She was born on Oct. 16, 1956, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Orville and Clara Page. She has been married to her husband Earl for 29 years. Shirley enjoyed working in crafts and picture albums. She loved spending time with her kids, nieces and nephews. She was a member of Westpark Church of the Nazarene...
William "Bill" Roy Franklin
William "Bill" Roy Franklin, 55, formerly of Fort Scott, died Tuesday night, Aug. 23, 2016 in Topeka, Kan. He was born Oct. 13, 1960 in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Jack and Doris Mae (Hood) Franklin. Bill is survived by three sisters, Becky Dillon of Lancaster, Calif., Joyce Lockwood and Judy Wade both of Fort Scott, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Richard L. Franklin...
Eunice D. Vann
Eunice D. Vann, age 76, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, at the Fort Scott Medicalodge. She was born July 13, 1940, in LaCygne, Kan., the daughter of Earnest and Ida Sullivan. She married Lawrence Vann on Oct. 11, 1976, at LaCygne. ...
William V. "Willie" Smith
William V. "Willie" Smith, 91, of Moran, Kan., passed away Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, at the Allen County Regional Hospital. Willie was born Jan. 3, 1925, on a farm southeast of Savonburg, Kan., the son of Emmitt Robert and Anna Myrtle (Gemmill) Smith. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from Savonburg High School in 1943. ...
Marjorie Dena Lawhead
Marjorie Dena Lawhead, age 88, a resident of Canon City, Colo., passed away Monday, Aug. 19, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Dec. 5, 1927, in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Levi and Elnora Thompson. She married Cash Lawhead, Oct. 4, 1947, in Yuma Ariz. He preceded her in death March 10, 1992...
Eunice D. Vann
Eunice D. Vann, age 76, resident of Fort Scott, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016 at the Medicalodge of Fort Scott. Funeral services for Eunice Vann will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main St.
Robert Lee Burcham
Robert Lee Burcham, age 83, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, at his home. He was born May 3, 1933, in Fort Scott, the son of Ralph Burcham and Ruby Hayes Burcham. Bob was raised in Harding, Kan., and graduated from the Fulton High School in 1951. ...
Dale Robert Eshelbrenner
Dale Robert Eshelbrenner, 56, died Saturday evening, Aug. 27, 2016 at his home after a courageous 10-month battle with cancer. He leaves his wife, Sara, and two young children, Tyler and Hattie of Prairie Village; his mother Sandra Dudley of Fort Scott, Kan.; his father Robert Eshelbrenner and his wife Barbara of Derby, Kan.; sister Rama Eshelbrenner of Coos Bay, Oreg.; and brother Derek of Havana, Kan...
Lavon Lucas Loar
Lavon Lucas Loar, age 92, a former resident of Fort Scott, Kan., and more recently of Overland Park, Kan., died Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at the Morningside Place Memory Care Center in Overland Park. She was born Jan. 6, 1924, in Hockerville, Okla., the daughter of Wales Aldridge and Ellen Harrison Aldridge. ...