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Obituaries from July 2008

Bessie Caroline Caldwell (07/31/08)
Bessie Caroline Caldwell, age 93, former resident of Arcadia, Kansas and more recently of Miami, Oklahoma died Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at the Osborne Care and Rehab Center, in Miami. She was born Oct. 8, 1914, in Manhattan, Kan., the daughter of Thomas Endicott and Minnie Fisk Endicott. ...
Luella Winterberg (07/31/08)
Luella Winterberg, age 90, beloved with of the late John, loving mother of Wayne Winterberg, dear sister of Audrey Frantz, and fond friend of her caregivers Frances Wisniewska and Connie O'Malley, died July 24, 2008, in Illinois. Luella was a graduate of the Fort Scott High School Class of 1936...
Bobby Wayne Jones (07/29/08)
Bobby Wayne Jones, 50, of Uniontown, Kan., died Friday morning as the result of a vehicle accident. He was born April 8, 1958, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Lee Charles and Opal Ilene (Ballou) Jones. He is survived by a sister; Carol Adamson, of Fort Scott, and two brothers; John Jones, of Uniontown, and Charles Jones, of Uniontown, two nephews; Joshua Adamson, and Jessie Jones, and a niece; Ashley Adamson. Bobby was preceded in death by both of his parents, and a sister; Jeanne Hood...
Margaret Annetta Allen (07/29/08)
Margaret Annetta Allen, age 69, resident of rural Mapleton, Kan., died Saturday, July 26, 2008, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, in Joplin, Mo. She was born May 19, 1939, in Prague, Okla., the daughter of Ennis O' Brien and Ola Gist O'Brien. Margaret married John A. ...
Cory Joseph Reynolds (07/29/08)
Cory Joseph Reynolds, age 15 of Macksville, Kan., died July 23, 2008, near Weir, Kan. Born Nov. 17, 1992 at Pittsburg, Kan., the son of James W. Curtis and Jennifer L. (Harper) Gibson. A resident of both Macksville and Weir, he completed his freshman year at Macksville High School...
Theda S. Headley (07/29/08)
Theda S. Headley, 75, of Uniontown, Kan., died Sunday, July 27, 2008, at the Mercy Health Center. She was born June 11, 1933, in Uniontown, Kan., the daughter of Boyce and Inez Clare (Bobbit) Keith. She married Herbert E. Headley, Sept. 15, 1957, in Huntsville, Ark. He preceded her in death June 18, 2005...
Bobby Jones (07/26/08)
Bobby Jones, 50, of Uniontown, Kan., died Friday morning as the result of a vehicle accident. Arrangements are incomplete at this time, and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
Dorothy Louise DeCoudres (07/26/08)
Dorothy Louise DeCoudres, age 90, of Fort Scott, Kan., died Friday, July 25, 2008, at Fort Scott Medicalodge. She was born Feb. 11, 1918, in Fort Scott the daughter of Thomas Secrest and Rosa Belle Allen Secrest. Dorothy married Clayton E. DeCoudres on Jan. ...
Madge Wynona Hawkins (07/24/08)
Madge Wynona Hawkins, age 75, of Fort Scott, died Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at Mercy Health Center. She was born May 8, 1933, in Fort Scott the daughter of John Wesley Cady and Nellie Matilda Gross Cady. She married Donald Lee Hawkins on July 3, 1950. He preceded her in death on April 20, 1991...
Donald Eugene Lowry (07/24/08)
Donald Eugene Lowry, age 60, a resident of Chanute, Kansas, was pronounced dead on Friday, July 18, 2008, near Garland, Kansas. He was born Aug. 31, 1947, in Fort Scott, Kansas, the son of Donald Eugene "Gene" Lowry and Rose Proctor Lowry. Don married Debra Long on April 15, 1976. They later divorced. He was retired from the United States Army and had served three tours during Vietnam...
Nellie May St. James (07/23/08)
Nellie May St. James, of Canton, Georgia, formerly of Pleasanton, Kansas, died Monday, July 21, 2008 at Metropolitan Hospice, Canton, Ga. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, July 25, at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Pleasanton, Kan. Visitation will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday at the chapel. Contributions are suggested to the Pleasanton Cemetery Association. Interment will be in the Pleasanton Cemetery...
Hilda Joyce White (07/23/08)
Hilda Joyce White, 76, of Mapleton, Kansas died Monday, July 21, 2008, at Mound City, Kan. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 25, at the First Baptist Church, Mound City, Kansas. Visitation will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Mound City, Kansas. Contributions are suggested to the First Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Curry Cemetery, Mound City, Kan...
Johnie Allen Poznich (07/23/08)
Johnie Allen Poznich, 72, of Fort Scott, Kan., formerly of Weir, Kan., died early morning on Sunday, July 20, 2008, at his home. Johnie was born Aug. 31, 1935, in Mulberry, Kan., to Paul and Amelia (Hacin) Poznich. He attended area schools, graduating from Weir High School with the class of 1953. He went on to attend PSU for 1 year...
Clara Luella Huffman (07/23/08)
Clara Luella Huffman, age 87, long time resident of north Kansas City, Mo., died Monday evening, July 21, 2008, at the Bates County Memorial Hospital, in Butler, Mo. She was in the process of moving to be near family. Clara was born Feb. 20, 1921, in Xenia, Kan., the daughter of Charles Edward Spurgeon and Blanche Shorter Spurgeon. Following the death of her parents, she was raised by her grandparents, Byrum and Mary Etta Spurgeon. She loved to play bingo at the V.F.W...
Robert Lee Hood (07/23/08)
Robert Lee Hood, age 61, a resident of Ellinwood, Kansas, died Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at the Ellinwood District Hospital in Ellinwood, Kan. He was born April 2, 1947, in Fort Scott, the son of Edward Lee Hood and Lenora Lightwine Hood. He married Phyllis Davis and they were later divorced. Robert served with the United States Navy during Vietnam. He was employed as a truck driver and later as a driller for an oil company. He enjoyed hunting and fishing...
MARY ELLEN SHOTTON (07/22/08)
Mary Ellen Shotton, age 86, a resident of 1255 S. Crawford, Fort Scott, Kan., died Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at Mercy Health Center. She was born January 23, 1922, in Coates, Kan., the daughter of Warren Iden Nash and Ellen Iris LaFayette Nash. Mary served as a nurse with the United States Navy during WWII from May 1943 to March 1945...
ROBERT LEE HOOD (07/22/08)
Robert Lee Hood, age 6, a resident of Ellinwood, Kan., died Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at the Ellinwood District Hospital in Ellinwood, Kan. He was born April 2, 1947, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Edward Lee Hood and Lenora Lightwine Hood. He married Phyllis Davis and they were later divorced...
Jack Jennings (07/22/08)
Jack Jennings, age 73, of Pleasanton, Kan., passed away Saturday July 19, 2008, at the Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott, Kan. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 22, at the Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home in Pleasanton, Kan. Visitation was held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Monday, July 21, at the funeral home. ...
PORTER (07/17/08)
Mary Porter, 74, resident of 108 Brookside Drive, Newton, Kan., died Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, Wichita, Kan. The service for Mary Porter will be 10 a.m., Thursday, July 17, 2008, at the Petersen Funeral Home, Newton, Kan., with burial following at the Greenwood Cemetery, Newton, Kan...
CHARLES SAMUEL MURROW (07/17/08)
Charles Samuel Murrow, age 74, a former resident of Fort Scott and more recently of Jupiter, Fla., peacefully went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 15, 2008. In the early part of his married life, he worked in retail, making several transfers to Alabama, Louisiana and then to Arizona, where he was then in insurance and later owned his own insurance agency for several years before selling and working for a mining company, he worked as a geophysical technician and traveled extensively. ...
EDNA RUTH CLARK (07/15/08)
Edna Ruth Clark, age 92, a resident of Deerfield, Mo., died Saturday, July 12, 2008, at her home. She was born July 27, 1915, in Rushville, Ill., the daughter of Jess David Gillenwater and Hazel Eleanor Tucker Gillenwater. She married Walter E. Clark on September 1, 1934, at Nevada, Mo. He preceded her in death on December 6, 1996...
BARBARA JEAN AMER YOOS (07/15/08)
Barbara Jean Amer Yoos, age 75, a former resident of Mound City, Kan., died Friday, July 11, 2008, at the Medicalodge in Nevada, Mo. She was born September 10, 1932, on a farm west of Mound City, the daughter of Laurence Amer and Beulah Phelma Johnson Amer. She was a graduate of Mound City High School...
KING (07/15/08)
Jason DeWayne King, age 62, a resident of Redfield, Kan., died Friday, July 11, 2008, at the Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott. He was born James Edward Duggins, Jr., on August 17, 1945, at Fort Scott, Kansas, the son of James E. Duggins, Sr. and Velma Virginia Fillmore Duggins...
BURTMAN (07/15/08)
Marvin "Harold" Burtman, age 73, resident of rural Fort Scott, Kan., died Monday, July 14, 2008, at his home. He was born October 22, 1934, in Pocahontas, Ark., the son of Charles Burtman and Orpha Whitrock Burtman. He married Dorothy Brimhall on May 13, 1959, in DeKalb, Ill...
STANLEY (07/15/08)
Lila Rosalie Stanley, 76, Emporia, Kan., died Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at the Holiday Resort, Emporia. Surviving family members include two sisters; Bonnie Irby, Fort Scott and Norma Ewing, Topeka, nieces; Linda Lungstrum, Lawrence, Kan. and Louise Poehlman, Tucson, Ariz. Also surviving are nephew Steve Irby, Eureka Springs, Ark., six great-nephews, two great-nieces, three great-great-nephews, and one great-great-niece...
Jason Dewayne King (07/12/08)
Jason Dewayne King, age 62, resident of Redfield, Kan., died early Friday, July 11, 2008, at Mercy Health Center, Fort Scott. Funeral arrangements for Jason Dewayne King will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel.
Elmer William Sass (07/12/08)
Elmer William Sass, 97, of Nevada, passed away on Friday, July 11, 2008, at Barone Alzheimer Care Center, in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. He was born March 8. 1911, in Bloomington, Ill., to Ernest A. Sass and Emily Marie Ploeger Sass. He married Clara Edwards, on March 8, 1946, in Fort Scott, and she preceded him in death on May 2, 2001...
Bonita "Bonnie" Yoke Cook (07/12/08)
Bonita "Bonnie" Yoke Cook, age 75, passed away July 10, 2008. She is preceded in death by son, Jeffery Allan Yoke, and husband Samuel T. Cook. She is survived by daughters, Gayle (Dickie) Adkins, of Franklin, and Angela Yoke Payne and by brother Roger Cummings, of Fort Scott, Kan...
Melissa Renee Speer Jackson (07/12/08)
Melissa Renee Speer Jackson, age 32, a resident of Fort Scott, died Thursday, July 10, 2008, at the Mercy Health Center Emergency Room. She was born Dec. 12, 1975, in Midwest City, Okla., the daughter of Johnny Kenneth Speer Sr. and Pamela Kay Cooper Speer. Melissa was a 1994 graduate of the Uniontown High School. She had worked as a clerk for various convenience stores as well as in the restaurant of the Fort Scott Sale Barn. She attended the Bethel Community Church...
Jimmie Sue May Fawcett (07/12/08)
Jimmie Sue May Fawcett, 61, a former resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died May 12, 2008, in Miami, Fla., as the result of a water accident. She was born Sept. 11, 1946, in El Dorado Springs, Mo., the daughter of Clarence Cleo "Jim" May and Georgia E. Flack May. ...
MYRTLE MAE CLINESMITH (07/11/08)
Myrtle Mae Clinesmith, 90, of Springfield, Mo., formerly of Centerville, Kan., died July 7, 2008 in Springfield. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, July 12, 2008, at the Centerville Cemetery, Centerville, Kan. Contributions are suggested to the Myrtle Clinesmith Memorial Fund...
GOLDEN (07/09/08)
Kelsey Marie Golden, one year old daughter of James and Victoria Golden, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at the Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, Mo. She was born February 15, 2007, in Denver, Colo., the daughter of James Erwin Golden Jr. and Victoria Carol Harding Golden...
EUGENE COX (07/09/08)
Eugene Cox, 68, of Blue Mound, Kan., died Monday, July 7, 2008 at his home. He was born May 14, 1940 in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Maurice and Frances Hall Cox. He graduated from Blue Mound High School and attended Fort Scott Community College. Eugene was a farmer and stockman. He was a member of the Blue Mound Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge, Blue Mound and the Mirza Shrine, Pittsburg, Kan. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Bowman...
CAPONE (07/09/08)
Judy Capone, age 67, a former resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Friday, July 4, 2008, at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center. She was born May 12, 1941, in Wichita, Kan., the daughter of E.B. Little and Cestus Tilton Little. She enjoyed raising and showing quarterhorses and attending county fairs. Her love for animals was widely known in the community...
BESSIE MARGARET WARD (07/07/08)
Bessie Margaret Ward, 95, of Pleasanton, Kan., died Saturday, July 5, 2008 at Miami County Medical Center, Paola, Kan. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at the Fairview Cemetery, Fulton, Kan. Contributions are suggested to Children's Mercy Hospital...
KIT CARSON LEASURE JR. (07/08/08)
Kit Carson Leasure Jr., 91, of LaCygne, Kan., died Thursday, July 3, 2008, at his home. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at the United Methodist Church, LaCygne, Kan. Visitation was from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, LaCygne. Contributions are suggested to the United Methodist Church or Hospice of Kansas...
Dorothy Irene Fisher (07/05/08)
Dorothy Irene Fisher, age 81, a resident of Moran, Kansas, died Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at the Moran Manor Nursing Home in Moran. She grew up in Bronson, Kan., and graduated from Bronson High School with the class of 1944. On March 13, 1947, she married Russell Elvis Fisher and they lived in Moran, Kan., until 2007 when they both had to move to the Moran Nursing home because of their health. ...
Kelsey Marie Golden (07/05/08)
Kelsey Marie Golden, 1-year-old daughter of James Golden and Victoria Harding Golden, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, July 2, at the Bates County Memorial Hospital, in Butler, Mo. Funeral services for Kelsey Marie Golden will be announced by the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel...
Larry Raymond Wymore (07/05/08)
Larry Raymond Wymore, 59, Nevada, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2008, at St. John's Health System, Springfield, Mo., following a brief illness. He was born October 23, 1958 in Ottumwa, Iowa, to Carl Raymond Wymore and Maxine Moore Wymore. He was married June 6, 1978, in Miami, Okla., to Shirley Ann Weddell and she survives of the home...
RODNEY DARYL WAKEFIELD (07/02/08)
Rodney Daryl Wakefield, age 54, a resident of Prescott, Kan., died Sunday, June 29, 2008, at the Olathe Medical Center in Olathe, Kan. He was born August 3, 1953, in Newton, Kan., the son of Willard Bart Wakefield and Vera Duncan Wakefield. Rod first married Beverly Wheeler in 1983. ...
THOMAS EDWARD BLAIRE (07/02/08)
Thomas Edward Blair, age 53, resident of 308 Osbun Street, Fort Scott, died at his home, Thursday, June 26, 2008, following a lengthy illness. There was cremation with memorial services to be held in Independence. Services are under the direction of Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott...
GEORGIA MAE ANDERSON (07/02/08)
Georgia Mae Anderson, age 91, resident of Fort Scott Manor Nursing Home, died Sunday, June 29, 2008, at Mercy Health Center Emergency Room. There was cremation and a graveside memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 8, at Oak Grove Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott...
MELVIN CLYDEEN WILLARD (07/02/08)
Melvin Clydeen Willard, age 73, former resident of 315 Ivy, and more recently of 1012 S. Margrave, Fort Scott, Kan., died Monday, June 30, 2008, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo. He was born February 15, 1935 in Mapleton, Kan., the son of Clyde Marion Willard and Mildred G. Harris Willard. Melvin was a graduate of Bronson High School and Fort Scott Junior College. He married Elinor Jean Rogers on September 21, 1964 in Iola, Kan. She preceded him in death on December 24, 2001...
Berdine Eloise Partney (07/01/08)
Berdine Eloise Partney, 86, Garnett, Ks., died June 30, 2008 at Golden Heights Living Center. She was born on August 16, 1921 and raised on the family farm near Mapleton, Kan., the daughter of Frank and Lola McCollam. She was baptized on October 1929 and was a life long member of the Community of Christ Church. ...
Wilma A. Kimbley (07/01/08)
Wilma A. Kimbley, age 86, died in Colorado Springs on June 28, 2008. Wilma was born near Redfield, Kansas on August 26, 1921. She attended the early grades in school at Arcadia, Kansas until at age 9 her family moved back to the Redfield neighborhood and she attended District 48 grade school and the Redfield Methodist and Mt. ...