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Obituaries

Joe Bailey (05/01/15)
Joe Bailey, 87 of rural Fort Scott, died Thursday evening, April 30, 2015 at the Medicalodge Nursing Home. He was born March 20, 1928 in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Cody and Lois Margaret (Simpson) Bailey. He married Margaret Lucille Johnston Jan. 29, 1950 in Garland, Kan., and she preceded him in death in February of 1992...
Aiden James Osborn (05/01/15)
Aiden James Osborn, 6 months, passed away late Tuesday night, April 28, 2015 at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. He was born Oct. 14, 2014 in Pittsburg, Kan., the son of Keira Dawn Lamb. In addition to his mother, Aiden is survived by grandmothers, Angela Gode and Marie Gode of Fort Scott; great-grandmother Patricia Cowan, also of Fort Scott; two aunts, Katelynn Cowan and Danielle Gode, both of Fort Scott, and a great uncle, Joseph Cowan III...
William "Buck" Reinhold Fischer (05/01/15)
William "Buck" Reinhold Fischer, 67, of Kensington, Kan., passed away at 9:41 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kan. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home and Chapel in Hannibal, Mo. Bro. Justin Mosher will officiate. Burial will follow in the Grand View Burial Park...
Evalyn Jane Stites (04/29/15)
Evalyn Jane Stites, age 74, Fontana, Kan., passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015 at the Miami County Medical Center. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, May 1, 2015 at the Blue Mound Federated Church. Burial will be in the Sunny Slope Cemetery. ...
William "Bill" Adams (04/29/15)
William "Bill" Adams was born in Butler, Mo., on Jan. 5, 1954 to Thomas and Minnie Adams. He passed away on April 19, 2015 in Fort Scott, Kan., surrounded by loved ones. He is survived by his wife, Willa, and their children, LaToya, Bryan, Tyson, Thomas and William M. Adams. He is also survived by son, William L. Adams. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant son, William L. Adams, Jr., and brothers, Leonard Burton and T.J. Adams and his nephew and niece, Carl Adams and Latonya Cooper...
Gary Eugene Ruby (04/29/15)
Gary Eugene Ruby, age 59, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Sunday, April 26, 2015, at the St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. He was born Oct. 4, 1955, in Fort Scott, the son of Hallie Eugene Ruby and Doris Joann Colvin Ruby. Gary graduated from Fort Scott High School with the class of 1973. ...
Wanda Sue Avery McGilvra (04/29/15)
Wanda Sue Avery McGilvra, age 77, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Thursday, April 23, 2015, at K.U. Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. She was born Sept. 25, 1937, in Hickman, Ky., the daughter of Reed and Bertha Yates Moran. She married Charles Avery on June 29, 1959. He preceded her in death in 1991. She married Philip McGilvra on July 27, 1992. He preceded her in death in 2014. She was a member of the V.F.W. Lady's Auxiliary...
Wanda Avery McGilvra (04/24/15)
Wanda Avery McGilvra, age 77, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Thursday, April 23, 2015, at University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas. Services for Wanda Avery McGilvra will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main St.
Hazel Hencey Crawford (04/23/15)
Hazel Hencey Crawford, a longtime resident of Redfield, Kan., died early Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at the Fort Scott Manor in Fort Scott, Kan. She was born in Cross Timbers, Mo., the daughter of Arthur R. Bybee and Julia L. Hall Bybee. Hazel first married Jack Hencey on Aug. ...
William Joseph "Bill" Morrisey (04/22/15)
William Joseph "Bill" Morrisey, age 64, Pleasanton, Kan., passed away on Monday, April 20, 2015 at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 24, 2015 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. ...
Mary Alice Wescoat (04/17/15)
Mary Alice Wescoat, 93, of Fort Scott, died Wednesday morning, April 15, 2015 at the Fort Scott Manor Nursing Home. She was born May 12, 1921 in Hiattville, Kan., and was the daughter of Jay and Gracie Marie Cnzial (Koppa) Phillips. She married Clifferd Wescoat March 29, 1938 in Girard, Kan., and He preceded her in death April 11, 1985...
Orville D. Clarida (04/16/15)
Beloved husband and father SFC Orville D. Clarida of Springfield, Mo., died April 11, 2015 at age 91. Orville was born at home near Irwin, Barton County, Mo., July 1, 1923, the son of Milo and Minnie (Greer) Clarida. Orville attended Fort Scott High School, where he lettered in football. ...
Shirley Doerfler (04/16/15)
Shirley Doerfler, age 85, a resident of Fort Scott, Kansas, died unexpectedly Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at her home. She was born June 18, 1929, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Clyde Snyder and Frances Helen King Snyder. She married Donald J. Doerfler on Nov. 5, 1950, at Huntsville, Ark. Shirley had worked as a seamstress for Key Industries for many years...
Mary Alice Wescoat (04/16/15)
Mary Alice Wescoat, 93, of Fort Scott, died Wednesday morning, April 15, 2015 at the Fort Scott Manor Nursing Home. Funeral arrangements for Mary Wescoat are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
Arthur Junior Kyser (04/14/15)
Arthur Junior Kyser of Elsmore, Kan., passed away on Monday, April 13, 2015 at Prairie Mission Retirement Home in St. Paul, Kan. He was born April 25, 1928, at Savonburg, Kan., to Arthur E. and Florence (Hawkins) Kyser. He graduated from Hepler Rural High School in 1946. ...
Edith Arlene Hawkins (nee Mitchell) (04/14/15)
Edith Arlene Hawkins (nee Mitchell), April 11, 2015, Martinez, Calif., resident. Edith was born in Mulberry, Kan., Jan. 26, 1934 and grew up in Fort Scott, Kan. She moved to California in 1960. She is survived by her loving family, daughters Beverley Forrest and Wilma Hawkins (Patrice); grandchildren, Sebastian Paulson (Lindsey), Wesley Paulson (Krista) and Brooke Vance; her great-grandchildren, Madison, Christian, Damien, Wyatt, Noelle and Sean; her brothers Dean (Effie) and Ben (Pat) Mitchell; and many nieces and nephews. ...
Gary Donald Bukowski (04/13/15)
Gary Donald Bukowski, age 64, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Sunday, April 12, 2015, at Mercy Hospital, Fort Scott. He was born Dec. 2, 1950, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Richard and Fern Booth Bukowski. He graduated from Blue Mound High School and Pittsburg State University. ...
Ginger Leigh Craig (04/13/15)
Ginger Leigh Craig, age 42, passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at her home. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the La Cygne Christian Church. Cremation will follow. The family suggests contributions to the Ginger Craig Memorial Fund, in care of Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, P.O. Box 304, La Cygne, KS 66040. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel...
Burma June "B.J." Gonzalez (04/13/15)
Burma June "B.J." Gonzalez, age 76, of Moran, passed away April 12, 2015 at Olathe Medical Center. She was born in Carneiro, Kan., on May 17, 1938 to Wayne and Thelma (Brady) McCall. She was later joined by two brothers, Dan and Randy McCall. Her family lived in several places before settling on a farm outside of Moran. She graduated from Moran High School in 1956...
Julie A. Townsend (04/13/15)
Julie A. Townsend, 54 of Fort Scott died Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Mo. She was born March 9, 1961 in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Richard Donald and Norma Jean (Wilson) Fitzsimmons. She married Matthew A. Townsend May 29, 1982 in Fort Scott, Kan., he survives of the home...
Ona Pearl James (04/11/15)
Ona Pearl James, 91, of Girard, Kan., died at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Medicalodge of Frontenac in Frontenac, Kan. Mrs. James was born March 11, 1924 at Garland, Kan., the daughter of David Franklin and Flora Shoop Beerbower. Ona was a homemaker and beautician who lived in the Hepler-Girard area most of her life. ...
William Richard "Dick' Hite (04/11/15)
William Richard "Dick' Hite, age 88, of Aurora, Mo., passed away at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at the Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Mo. He was born Jan. 30, 1927, in Ft. Scott, Kans., the son of the late Benjamin William and Hazel Irma (Cox) Hite...
Julie A. Townsend (04/11/15)
Julie A. Townsend, 54, of Fort Scott, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015 in Joplin, Mo. Funeral arrangements for Julie Townsend are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
Janet E. Grote (04/11/15)
Janet E. Grote, 57, died Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Northwest Christian Church. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 13, 2015 at Evergreen Cemetery in Fort Scott, Kan...
Elver J. "Punk" Kellstadt (04/11/15)
Elver J. "Punk" Kellstadt, age 80, of Mound City, Kansas passed away April 9, 2015 at the Prescott Countryview Nursing Home in Prescott, Kan. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at the Mound City Christian Church. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. ...