Obituaries from January 2007
GEORGE RICHARD THOMPSON
George Richard Thompson, age 73, formerly of Fort Scott, died Tuesday morning, January 30, 2007, at the home of his loving nephew, Jon Lawhead and wife Janice Lawhead, Willamsburg, Colorado. George was a retired roofer. He is survived by two sons, Rick Thompson of Florence, Colorado and Marty Thompson, and his wife, Dena, of Fort Scott; two sisters, Marjorie Lawhead, Canon City, Colorado, and Julie Elbrader and her husband, Robert, Fort Scott; two brothers, Douglas Thompson and his wife, Patty, Fort Scott, and Levi (Sam) Thompson and his wife, Barbara, Wrightwood, California; and numerous nieces and nephews.. ...
Gary Young, 63, of Fort Scott, Kansas, died Monday morning, Jan. 29, 2007, at his home. He was born July 12, 1943 in Fort Scott, the son of Emil and Virginia Moyer Young. He married Pat Cotter on Dec. 7, 1964, in Girard, Kan. She survives of the home...
William K. "Bill" Hixon, 77, of Bella Vista, Ark., died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007 at the Earline Howard Hospice Home Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale, Ark. He was born on August 30, 1929 in Fort Scott, Kan., to James Fredrick Hixon and Margaret Blanche Wilson Hixon...
Marita 'Eileen Woods' Bullock, daughter of the late Rachel Maxine Woods, was born on Dec. 29, 1955 in Fort Scott. She departed this life on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2007 at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton, N.C. Eileen received her education in Fort Scott. She was united in Holy matrimony to the late Bennie Bullock and to this union, three children were born...
MERLE DEAN BETH
Merle Dean Beth, age 77, died Friday, January 26, 2007 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky. Merle retired from Calvert Lumber Company as Yard Foreman in 1991. He was also a farmer and was a member of the Calvert City Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Nelda Fisher Beth, Gilbertsville, Kentucky; son, Howard Beth, Calvert City, Kentucky; son, Larry Beth, Kingsport, Tennessee; brother, Ellis Beth, Fort Scott; brother, Albert Beth, Nashville, Tennessee; sister, Carol Smith, Gilbertsville, Kentucky; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.. ...
MIRRIAM SHAUNEEN MILLER
Mirriam Shauneen Miller, age 65, resident of 924 S. Judson, Fort Scott, Kansas, died Thursday, January 25, 2007, at Mercy Health Center. She was born December 28, 1941, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Julio Dominic Bond and Mercedes White Bond. Shauneen was a 1960 graduate of Fort Scott High School. She graduated from Pittsburg State University with a tri-lingual major in Spanish, French, and Russian. She received her Master's Degree from Pittsburg State in special education...
Donald Elbert Yoos, age 96, formerly of Fort Scott and formerly of Bronaugh, Missouri, died Friday evening, January 26, 2007, at the Cedars Nursing Home in McPherson. He was born June 10, 1910, in Vernon County, Missouri, the son of Henry and Lena Trautwein Yoos. He married Mabel Lydia Snow February 5, 1934, in Nevada, Missouri. She preceded him in death on April 28, 1995...
DR. ALICE H. PETERSON
Dr. Alice Hickey Peterson, age 90, recently of Fort Scott, Kan., died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007, at her daughter's home in Fort Scott. She was born October 24, 1916, in Vivian, Minnesota, the daughter of John Hickey and Mary Jo Kotitza Hickey. She earned her Masters in Public Health from the University of Minnesota in 1950 and her M.D. from the Creighton Medical School...
OSCAR FREDERICK MILLS
Oscar Frederick Mills, age 93, of Fort Scott died Tuesday morning, January 23, 2007. He was born June 28, 1913 in rural Fort Scott the son of Oscar Sheridan and Anna Maud (Jewsbury) Mills. He married Sylvia Pearl Hawkins March 3, 1934 in Girard, Kansas. She preceded him in death February 10, 2003...
STEPHEN J. ESCH
Stephen J. Esch, age 60, of Sunnyvale, California passed away at his home on December 20, 2006. Stephen was born February 6, 1946, in Wichita, the son of John W. and Louella (Lunceford) Esch. He attended and graduated from Blue Mound High School in 1964 and later attended college at Fort Scott Community College. He was a veteran of the army and served on active duty from 1967-1971. He was deployed to Germany and served in the army reserves until formerly discharged in 1973. He received training in electronics while in the service and graduated from electronic technical school at Pittsburg State University in 1972. He had a successful career in the computer industry in Silicon Valley for over 25 years for various start up companies as well as GE.. ...
ROY EARL FULTZ
Roy Earl Fultz, age 88, resident of Calvary Crossing Apartments, Fort Scott, died Saturday, January 20, 2007 at Fort Scott Manor. He was born September 25, 1918 in Leon, the son of Russell Fultz and Jessie Easley Fultz. Roy married Velda Stewart Richardson on November 8, 1984 in Miami, Oklahoma...
JOHN WELLS SCHASSAR
John Wells Schassar, age 64, resident of Fort Scott, died Sunday, January 21, 2007 at Mercy Health Center. He was born March 30, 1942, in Lackawanna, New York, the son of George W. Schassar and Mary A. Wells Schassar. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Barry University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Psychology...
LLOYD ERVIN JANSSEN
Lloyd Ervin Janssen, age 81, of Pleasanton, died Friday evening, January 19, 2007 at his home. He was born June 5, 1925 in Rudd, Iowa the son of Herman Gordon and Mamie Holtz Janssen. He served in the U.S. Army, First Battalion, from September 11, 1943 to January 12, 1946 during WWII. He was decorated for his service in the European Theater of Operations, having landed in England on D-Day, and on the continent in France, Germany, Belgium, and Czechoslovakia...
GORDON LEE MILLER
Gordon Lee Miller, age 70, a resident of rural Redfield, passed into eternal life at his home in the company of his wife, Tilli, on Tuesday, January 17, 2007 following a lengthy cancer illness. He was born in Marysville, on August 28,1936, the son of Clarence L. ...
BEULAH MAE SIPE
Beulah Mae Sipe, age 90, longtime resident of Devon, more recently of Fort Scott, died Sunday, January 14, 2007. She was born May 12, 1916, in Elgin, the daughter of Charles Mumbower and Bertie Macher Mumbower. She married Frank Sipe in 1936 in Nevada, Missouri. ...
KATHLEEN MARIE MANLEY
Kathleen Marie Manley, age 87, resident of 2315 Jewell Road, Fort Scott, died Friday, January 12, 2007, at Mercy Health Center following a brief illness. She was born November 7, 1919, in Wea, the daughter of Joseph Michael Troll and Mary Margaret Tolelle Troll. ...
JACQUELINE ANNETTE MCCRACKEN
Jacqueline Annette McCracken, age 80, resident of Calvary Crossing Apartments, Fort Scott, died Sunday, January 14, 2007 at Mercy Health Center. She was born August 23, 1926 in Rosalia, the daughter of David Corfman and Lydia Spain Corfman. She was a 1944 graduate of El Dorado High School. ...
DELTA WARREN GIER PhD
Delta Warren Gier, PhD, Prairie Village, died peacefully December 19, 2006, after years of coping with a variant of Parkinson's disease.He also had breast cancer. He was cremated by the Cremation Society of Missouri and Kansas. Honoring his wishes, no funeral or memorial service is planned. ...
ROY C. BASSETT
Roy C. Bassett, age 85, a resident of Mapleton, Kansas, died Monday, January 8, 2007, at the Mount Carmel Regional Medical Center in Pittsburg, Kansas. He was born April 2, 1921, in Emporia, Kansas, the son of Roy C. Bassett, Sr. and Lucille Humphreys Bassett. ...
WAYNE E. POWELL
Wayne E. Powell, age 69, of Parsons, died at 3:35 p.m. Sunday, January 7, 2007 at the Freeman West Hospital in Joplin. He had been in ill health, but his death was unexpected. He was born Feb. 6, 1937. in Hiattville to Albert E. and Sarah A. Hixon Powell. He grew up in the Hiattville and Hepler areas. He served two years in the U.S. Army and spent 18 months in Germany during that time...
MARY ELLEN JOHNSON
Mary Ellen Johnson, age 94, Nevada, Mo., formerly of Hume, MO, passed away on Monday, January 8, 2007, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada, Mo. She was born August 3, 1912, near Stotesbury, Mo., to Oscar E. Wagner and Maude M. Hair Wagner. She married Kenneth E. Johnson on December 1, 1954, in Ft. Scott. He preceded her in death in September 1997. ...
ETHEL MARIE STATON
Ethel Marie Staton, age 88, resident of Pleasanton, died Sunday, January 7, 2007, at Mercy Health Center, Fort Scott. She was born July 8, 1918, in Arcadia, the daughter of Logan Key and Ruth Sauvain Key. Marie graduated from Hume High School. She married Raufeau Leroy "Pete" Staton on July 20, 1937 in Butler, Missouri. He preceded her in death on September 3, 1997. She was a member of the Bykota Baptist Church. Her favorite time was spent fishing...
THE REV. MSGR. JOHN VINCENT HOGAN
The Rev. Msgr. John Vincent Hogan, age 90, entered into eternal life on Saturday, January 6, 2007. Rosary at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 9, 2007, and Funeral Mass at 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 10, 2007, both at St. Elizabeth's Chapel, Catholic Care Center, Wichita. ...
HOMER LEE WOODS
Homer Lee Woods, age 64, former resident of 1101 E. Oak St., Fort Scott, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007, at Mercy Health Center. The Rev. Leroy Nelson will conduct funeral services at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. ...
CLEO ANN CALHOUN
Cleo Ann Calhoun, age 69, formerly of 430 S. 79 E. Avenue, Tulsa, Okla., died Dec. 18, 2006 in Tulsa, Okla. Family and friends were received on Dec. 21, 2006, with funeral services taking place at the Friendship Baptist Church in Owasso, Okla. Pastor Linzy Slayden was the officiating clergy. Burial took place at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens in Broken Arrow, Okla...
DEVNEY MERCOMES MACK JR.
Devney Mercomes Mack Jr., age 64, a resident of Fort Scott, Kansas, died Tuesday, January 2, 2007, at the Mercy Health Center following a brief cancer illness. He was born Oct. 8, 1942, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Devney M. Mack Sr. and Doris Simpson Mack...
ENID 'RUTH' PERRY
Enid "Ruth" Perry, age 90, a resident of Fort Scott, passed away Monday, Jan. 1, 2007 at the Fort Scott Manor. Ruth was born in Fort Scott on March 30, 1916, the daughter of Ivan and Jessie Golff Morrison. After graduating from college, Ruth taught elementary school in the Marmaton and Uniontown school districts. ...
DEVNEY M. MACK JR.
Devney M. Mack Jr., age 64, of rural Fort Scott, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007, at Mercy Health Center.
Funeral services for Mack Devnywill be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main St.
HOMER L. WOODS
Homer L. Woods, age 64, a resident of Fort Scott, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007, at Mercy Health Center.
Funeral arrangements for Homer Woods will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main St.
DELLA MAE LEONARD
Della Mae Leonard, 75, of Pleasanton, Kan., died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, at Longview, Texas. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 5, 2007, at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Pleasanton, Kansas. Visitation will be from 6:30- p.m., Thursday at the Chapel. Interment will be in Woodland Cemetery, Mound City, Kan...
JAMES E. PRINE JR.
James E. Prine Jr., 79, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006, at Nevada Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness. He was born May 6, 1927, in Kansas City, Mo., to James Eddie Prine, Sr. and Golda Mawhiney Prine. He married Mary Wanda Springer on Feb. 7, 1948, in Wheatland, Mo., and she survives of the home...
HALSEY EVERETTE HARKNESS
Halsey Everette Harkness, age 83, passed away Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006, at his home in Hudson, Fla. He was born May 3, 1923 in Prescott, Kan., the son of Byron Harkness and Nellie Pruitt Harkness. He attended school in Prescott and graduated from Prescott High School in 1941...
DOROTHY L. THORNBURGH
Dorothy L. Thornburgh, age 88, a former resident of San Diego, Calif., died Dec. 29, 2006, in San Diego, Calif. Graveside services for Dorothy Thornburgh will be held Friday, Jan. 5, 2007, at the Evergreen Cemetery in Fort Scott. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Kansas City Funeral Directors, Inc...
WILLIAM WASHINGTON BOWEN
William Washington Bowen, 45, of Pleasanton, Kansas, died Saturday, December 30, 2006. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at Pleasanton Cemetery, Pleasanton, Kansas. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until service time at the chapel. Contributions are suggested to the William Bowen Memorial for the Bowen children c/o the funeral home...
ENID 'RUTH' PERRY
Enid "Ruth" Perry, age 90, a residnet of Fort Scott, passed away Monday, Jan. 1, 2007 at the Fort Scott Manor. Ruth was born in Fort Scott on March 30, 1916, the daughter of Ivan and Jessie Golff Morrison. After graduating from college, Ruth taught elementry school in teh Marmaton and Uniontown school districts...
WILLIAM KENNETH DU VALL
William Kenneth "Kenny" DuVall, 45, of Parsons, died at 12:50 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006, at the Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, Mo., from complications of Marfan Syndrome. He had been in failing health, but death was unexpected. He was born Sept. 2, 1961, in Parsons to William Thomas "Tommy" DuVall and Mary Ann (Woodrum) DuVall. He attended Parsons schools...
LOIS VIVIAN CLARY
Lois Vivian Clary, age 87, a resident of Deerfield, Mo., died Saturday, December 30, 2006, at her home. She was born May 26, 1919, in Vernon County, Missouri, the daughter of George and Mary Silvers Thurman. Lois graduated from the Fort Scott High School Class of 1937...
LORENA JANE BROOKER
Lorena Jane Brooker, age 73, resident of 601 S. Ransom, Fort Scott, Kansas, died on her birthday, Monday, January 01, 2007, at Mercy Health Center following a lengthy cancer illness. She was born January 1, 1934 in Fort Scott the daughter of Irah Carver and Iva Lorena Phipps Carver. Lorena was a 1951 graduate of Fort Scott High School. She married Richard A. Brooker on August 5, 1951 at Fort Scott...