Merlin Boyd Messer
Merlin Boyd Messer, 80 of Fulton, Kan., died Saturday evening, March 8, 2014 at the Prescott Country View Nursing Home. He was born April 21, 1933 in Fulton, Kan., the son of William Boyd and Opal (Campbell) Messer. He married Betty Jo Shafer Sept. 14, 1952 in Fulton and she survives of the home...
Virginia Lea Clarkson
Virginia Lea Clarkson, 88 passed away March 8, 2014 at the Medicalodge of Frontenac. She was born March 10, 1925 in Pittsburg, Kan., to William and Ida Mae Lewey Kennedy. She was a lifelong area resident, having lived in the Arma and Camp 50 area since the 1950s...
Marilyn Jean Carnes
Marilyn Jean Carnes, age 90, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Mercy Hospital. She was born Feb. 17, 1924, in Fort Scott, the daughter of George and Sigrid Carlson Mikesell. She graduated from Fort Scott High School with the class of 1941. ...
Karrie M. Caruthers
Karrie M. Caruthers, age 66, resident of Bronaugh, Mo., died Saturday, March 8, 2014, at her home following a cancer illness. She was born Dec. 22, 1947, at Kansas City, Kan., the daughter of Elmer William Bias and Lula Jean Kesterson Bias. Karrie first married Larry David Coleman on Sept. ...
Gene Cowan, 73, of rural Fort Scott, died at his home Monday morning, March 10, 2014. Funeral arrangements for Gene Cowan are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
Charles E. Shull
Charles E. Shull, 81, retired St. Francis Hospital Supervisor of Patient Accounts, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on Friday, March 7, 2014. He was born at Uniontown, Kan., the youngest child of Lee and Mamie (Steele) Shull. He married Evelyn (Ater) on May 6, 1951 at the Ater farm in Hiattville, Kan. ...
Robert Guy Olney, Jr.
Robert Guy Olney, Jr., age 66, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Friday, March 7, 2014, at the Landmark Hospital, Joplin, Mo. He was born Sept. 28, 1947, in Bartlesville, Okla., the son of Robert Guy Olney, Sr. and Helen Puckett Olney. He married Claudia Marie Wright in 1966 in Iola, Kan. They lived and raised their family in Iola until they were divorced in 1986. Robert later moved to Fort Scott. He greatly enjoyed his time visiting with friends and neighbors at the Highrise on Scott Avenue...
James Edward Gates
James Edward Gates, 41, of Girard, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at his residence in Girard. He was born Aug. 31, 1972 in Vinita, Okla., a son of Gloria James. He grew up in Radley and graduated from Girard High School and Fort Scott Community Junior College...
Dorothy Mae Stinnett
Dorothy Mae Stinnett, 93, of Fort Scott, died Tuesday evening, March 4, 2014, at the Fort Scott Presbyterian Village. She was born Feb. 13, 1921 in Moran, Kan., the daughter of Charley Lee and Mary Lou (Tackkett) Teel. She married Harold Russell Stinnett in Garnett, Kan. He preceded her in death Nov. 14, 2000...
Mary Lou (Helton) Sheperd
Mary Lou (Helton) Sheperd, 67, passed away March 6, 2014 at her home in rural Carl Junction, Mo., following a long illness. She was born Sept. 24, 1946 in Canon City, Colo., to Edwin and Hettie Helton. Mary spent 29 years working for the Department of the U.S. ...
Merle Dean Karns
Merle Dean Karns, age 89, a resident of Wichita, Kan., died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at the Robert J. Dole Veterans Hospital in Wichita. There was cremation. Pastor Matthew Hamilton will conduct a memorial service at 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 10 at the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel. ...
Marilyn Dee Culp
Marilyn Dee Culp, age 80, formerly of Fort Scott and more recently of Bronaugh, Mo., died Monday, March 3rd, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada, Mo. She was born April 30, 1933, the daughter of John Clark and Ruth Elsie Lewis Vermillion. ...
Kelsey Gordon, 19, passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Services for Kelsey will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 6, at the Osage City Baptist Temple. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be at the Goodrich Cemetery east of Garnett. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kelsey Gordon Memorial Fund, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, Kan. 66451...
Judith Ann Judy Coleman
Judith Ann Judy Coleman, affectionately known as Pude, age 66, Mound City, Kan., passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at the Olathe Medical Center. She was born on April 13, 1947 at Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Dale and Hazel Casida Burkhead. Hazel died when Judy was 11. ...
Loy Pearl Holland
Loy Pearl Holland, 92, St. Joseph, Mo., passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Shepherd's Residential Care Facility. Loy was born in Ness County, Kan., on Jan. 28, 1922, to Walter Harry and Nellie (McCubbin) Schamaun. She married Edwin Burns Holland on May 16, 1943 in Fort Scott, Kan. He passed away on April 28, 2002. She was also preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Thelma Spence, Mayme Amstutz and Duane Schamaun; one niece, Patricia Cooper Jacobs and one nephew, Robert Spence...
Rosalie Dahmer, 90, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Durango, Colo. Rosalie Dahmer, born in Fort Scott, Kan., on April 7, 1923 to Elsie Golden Thompson and John Franklin Kramer. She served in the Women's Army Corp as a clerk typist, and this is where her love of knitting first began. ...
Joseph Benjamin Travis
Joseph Benjamin Travis, 61, entered into the gates of heaven on Jan. 30, 2014. Joe was born Oct. 6, 1952, to Glenn and Eunice (French) in Miami, Okla. Survivors include wife, Rebecca (Martin) Travis, sons, Wes (Jennifer) Travis, Jake (Courtney) Travis, Nick Travis, grandchildren Hunter and Remington all of Tyler, Texas. ...
Dorothy I. Troth
Dorothy I. Troth, age 78, Mound City, Kan., passed away on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at the Overland Park Regional Medical Center. She was born at Pleasanton, Kan., on June 3, 1935, the daughter of Sam and Madge Smith Hayes. She married her high school sweetheart Raimond Troth on Aug. ...
Wilma Deane Endicott
Wilma Deane Endicott, age 82, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Mercy Hospital. She was born May 5, 1931, in Beloit, Kan., the daughter of Zean and Irene Ruth Westervelt Richardson. She graduated from Labette County High School. ...
Jackie "Jack" White
Jackie "Jack" White, age 72, Prescott, Kansas passed away on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at the Girard Medical Center. He was born on Jan. 20, 1942 at Fort Scott, Kansas the son of Frank and Zora Bradley White. He graduated from Hume High School in the Class of 1960. ...
Mary Sue O'Keefe
Mary Sue O'Keefe, age 80, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at her home. She was born Aug. 22, 1933, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Carl W. Eshelbrenner Sr. and Sophia M. Leitz Eshelbrenner. Mary Sue graduated from Fort Scott High School. ...
Linda Kay McDaniel
Linda Kay McDaniel, age 67, a former resident of Fort Scott, Kan., and more recently of Bentonville, Ark., died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at the Mercy Hospital in Rogers, Ark., after a long illness. She was born Jan. 21, 1947, in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Ralph Dunlap and May Bertha Jackson Dunlap. ...
Wilma D. Endicott
Wilma D. Endicott, age 82, a resident of Fort Scott, died Monday, Feb. 24 at the Fort Scott Mercy Hospital. Funeral services for Wilma Endicott will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
Lawrence Lee Crabtree
Lawrence Lee Crabtree, age 79, Pleasanton, Kan., passed away on Sunday Feb. 23, 2014 at the Mercy Health Center. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. Burial will be in the Prescott Cemetery. ...
Gene Gardner, a member of the American Legion Riders, holds a flag for a fellow Patriot Guard member Friday at the funeral of CPL Nicholas Anthony Gomez, 24, of Overland Park, who was buried at the U.S. National Cemetery at Fort Scott. Bill Hall of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1165 at Fort Scott said the Patriot Guard is used when an active service member dies. Military honors for Gomez were provided by the U.S. Marine Corp. His obituary appeared in the Feb. 18 edition of The Tribune...