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Obituaries from June 2007

Rowena Maxine Burt (06/29/07)
Rowena Maxine Burt, age 84, resident of 1517 S. Crawford, Fort Scott, Kansas, died Wednesday, June 27, 2007, at Fort Scott Medicalodge. She was born July 19, 1922 in Bronson the daughter of John Ennel and Mary Lawry Ermel. Maxine was a graduate of Bronson High School...
Kenneth Leon Strother (06/29/07)
Kenneth Leon Strother, 71 of Uniontown, Kansas, died Wednesday evening, June 27, 2007, at his home. He was born August 7, 1935, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the son of Clellan Erwin and Edna Elizabeth (Elam) Strother. He married Evelyn M. Stephens December 13, 1973, in Silver Lake, Kansas. She survives of the home...
KENNETH LEON STROTHER (06/28/07)
Kenneth Leon Strother, 71, of Uniontown, died Wednesday evening at his home. Funeral arrangements for Kenneth are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
MARY LOU REDMAN (06/28/07)
Mary Lou Redman, 79, of Fort Scott died Wednesday evening at her home. Funeral arrangements for Mary Lou are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
ROWENA BAXINE BURT (06/28/07)
Rowena Maxine Burt, age 84, resident of 1517 S. Crawford, Fort Scott, Kansas, died Wednesday, June 27th, 2007, at Fort Scott Medicalodge. She was born July 19, 1922 in Bronson the daughter of John Ennel and Mary Lawry Ermel. Maxine was a graduate of Bronson High School. ...
CARREL WILLIAM BAKER (06/25/07)
Carrel William Baker, age 91, of Humboldt, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2007, at the Arrowood Lane Residential Care Facility in Humboldt. Carrel was born in Humboldt on April 26, 1916, the son of Carrel Harvey and Etta Sylva (Likens) Baker. When he was two years old, his parents passed away in the Flu Epidemic of 1918. ...
JAMES HARRY GUFFEY (06/22/07)
James Harry Guffey passed away at his home in Chanute, Kansas on June 20, 2007, he was 79. James was born in Blue Mound, Kansas on October 18, 1927, the son of Benjamin Franklin Guffey and Mabel Estella Smethers Guffey. He attended Blue Mound schools until his graduation. James served our country in the United States Army. James married Nada Miller on February 1, 1946 in Iola, Kansas. They moved to Chanute in 1951...
PATTY L. TATE (06/18/07)
Patty L. Tate, age 55, a former resident of Fort Scott, and more recently of Nevada, Mo., died Friday, June 15 at the Christian Care Center in Nevada. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at the Arnold Funeral Home in Mexico, Mo...
CHARLES ALBERT 'BOB' DURBIN (06/18/07)
Charles Albert "Bob" Durbin, age 72, resident of 509 Ransom, Fort Scott, Kansas, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, June 16, 2007, at his home following a cancer illness. He was born September 23, 1934, in Fulton, Kansas, the son of Ward A. Durbin and Ethel Phillips Durbin. Bob married Mary Lois Johnston on March 2, 1953. They later divorced...
GEORGIE V. 'FOWLER' JAMES (06/18/07)
Georgie V. "Fowler" James, 81, of rural Arcadia, died at 10:25 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2007, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. James was born September 10, 1925 at Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Gordon and Iva A. Humphrey Wood. Georgie was a long-time employee of KG and E in Pittsburg. She also worked at the Ammunition Plant in Hasting, Nebraska. She was raised in Arcadia and graduated from Arcadia High School. She was baptized at the Arcadia Methodist Church...
CHARLES ALBERT 'SMOKEY' SMITH (06/15/07)
Charles Albert "Smokey" Smith of Neodesha, KS, died Wednesday, June 13, 2007, at the Wilson County Hospital. He was 81. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2007, at Christ Church under the direction of Penwell-Gabel Loran Fawcett Chapel. The Reverend Dave Cheshier will officiate. Interment will be in Neodesha Cemetery...
MARY E. HOUK CHALKER (06/14/07)
Mary E. Houk Chalker, age 74, died June 11, 2007, in Overland Park, Kansas. She was born June 16, 1932, in Iola, the daughter of Earl F. Houk and Opal G. Sullivan Houk. Mary grew up in the Moran area, attending Allen County country schools before graduating from Moran Rural High School in 1950. ...
KATHRYN BISHOP (06/14/07)
Kathryn J. "Kathy" Bishop, 63, long-time Erie elementary teacher, died at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2007, at her home. Death followed a one-year battle with cancer. She was born August 28, 1943, at Fort Scott, to Wayne "Jers" and Jenny (Shipley) Bayless. ...
JOSEPHINE C. FAITH (06/08/07)
Josephine C. Faith was born on September 8, 1909, in Fulton, Kansas, to Anna Mary and John Francis Hennessy. Josephine died on June 3, 2007, at Lakeview Village in Lenexa, Kansas. She is preceded in death by her husband, Roy Faith, parents Anna Mary and John Francis Hennessy, and brothers Edward Morris and John Joseph Hennessy. ...
HAZEL SCHERZER (06/08/07)
Hazel Fay Scherzer, 69, formerly of North Kansas City, and more recently of Uniontown, Kansas, died Thursday morning, June 7, 2007, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Missouri. She was born June 19, 1937 in Nevada, Missouri, the daughter of Richard and Lily (Irwin) Shrewsbury. She married Stanley E. Scherzer December 18, 1974 in Kansas City, Missouri. He preceded her in death in July, 1997...
BOB JONES (06/07/07)
Robert Gordon Jones, 79, of Marblecrest Drive, Fort Scott, died Tuesday evening May 29, 2007, at his home. He was born July 15, 1927 in Uniontown, Kan., the son of Carme Edgar and Lois Leona (Brown) Jones. He married Nona Katheryn Warren on February 10, 1946. She preceded him in death on November 17, 2002...
SHIRLEY ANN LALMAN FOSTER (06/07/07)
Shirley Ann Lalman Foster, age 65, formerly a resident of Paola, Kansas and currently of Blue Mound, Kan., passed away June 4, 2007, at her home from cancer. Funeral services for Shirley Ann Lalman Foster will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 8, 2007, at the Pearl Street Baptist Church, Paola...
HAROLD EDWIN KRAFT (06/06/07)
Harold Edwin Kraft, age 75, a resident of rural Fort Scott, and co-founder of Ward/Kraft, Inc., died early June 5, 2007, at his home. He was born April 5, 1932, in Gridley, the son of Sam and Esther Kraft. He married Wanda Miller on November 5, 1950, in Wichita. Harold was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church of which he was a minister from June 1978 to January 1994...
LOREN BOGAN (06/06/07)
Baby Loren Bogan died Tuesday, May 29, 2007, in Overland Park, Kan. The baby was the child of Loren and Annette Bogan, Prescott. The baby was preceded in death by a brother, Brett Landon Bogan, and is survived by parents Loren and Annette Bogan; three sisters, Autumn Schoneberg, Brianna and Brooklyn Bogan; and three brothers, Chance Schoneberg, Blaine and Blake Bogan, all of the home. ...
JOHN ALEXANDER PEARSON (06/06/07)
John Alexander Pearson, age 70, a resident of rural Fort Scott, died Tuesday, June 5, 2007, at his home. John was born May 27, 1937, in Wichita, the son of Martin A. Pearson and Manda Bell Leopard Pearson. He served in the US Navy for 20 years before moving to Fort Scott, where he farmed and also worked at the Red Ram Motel...
Obituaries (06/04/07)
OLIVE LAVAUGHN RUBLE Olive LaVaughn Ruble, 82, of Hiawatha, formerly of Topeka, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2007. Olive was born October 14, 1924 in Pittsburg, Kan., the daughter of Robert O. and Elna Josephine Erickson Dean. She graduated from Fort Scott High School...
OLIVE LAVAUGHN RUBLE (06/05/07)
Olive LaVaughn Ruble, 82, of Hiawatha, formerly of Topeka, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2007. Olive was born October 14, 1924, in Pittsburg, Kan., the daughter of RObert O. and Elna Josephine Erickson Dean. She graduated from Fort Scott High School...
MELVIN F. 'BROWNIE' BROWN (06/05/07)
Melvin F. "Brownie" Brown, 81, beloved husband, dad, grandpa and papa and brother, passed on to his Heavenly Home on Monday, June 4, 2007, with his family by his side. He was born on September 18, 1925 at Tribune, Kan., and was the son of Marion Brown and Stella "McDaniel" Brown. ...
OLIVE LAVAUGHN RUBLE (06/04/07)
Olive LaVaughn Ruble, 82, of Hiawatha, formerly of Topeka, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2007. Olive was born October 14, 1924 in Pittsburg, Kan., the daughter of Robert O. and Elna Josephine Erickson Dean. She graduated from Fort Scott High School...