Obituaries from October 2008
Dorothy M. Conner, age 83, of Bronson, Kansas, passed away at her home on October 25, 2008. She was born March 15, 1925 at St. Paul, Kansas, the daughter of Orville and Mabel (Craig) Lowe. She graduated from Savonburg High School with the class of 1942. She married E.C. Conner on November 22, 1941 at Nevada, Missouri. This union was blessed with three daughters...
Mildred "Edith" LaFort, 93, of Kansas City, Kan., formerly of Arcadia and Arma died at 6:35 p.m., Friday, October 24, 2008, at the Medicalodge Post Acute Care Center at Kansas City, Kan. Mrs. LaFort was born August 10, 1915 at Breezy Hill, Kan., the daughter of Karl and Bertha Kruder Murn. ...
Martin Earl Ross, age 56, a resident of Mapleton, Kansas, died Friday, October 24, 2008, at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center. He was born September 17, 1952, in Macon, Missouri, the son of Noland Ross and Thelma Young Ross. He married Kathleen Rangel on April 3, 1970, in Overland Park, Kansas. ...
Matthew "Matt" McCann, 45, of Parsons, formerly of Fort Scott, died at 8:15 a.m., Saturday, October 25, 2008, at his home. He had been in failing health. He was born September 27, 1963, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Patrick E. and Wanda Mae (Hall) McCann. He grew up and attended schools in Fort Scott and was a graduate of Fort Scott High School...
Mable May McRae Brownback, 89, of Prescott, Kan., formerly of Mound City, Kan., passed away Friday, October 24, 2008 at the Prescott Country View Nursing Home. Mable was born on March 12, 1919 in the Wesley Chapel Community to Walter E. and Myrtle May Adams McRae. ...
Ruby L. Brillhart, 89, formerly of Uniontown, Kan. died Saturday morning, October 25, 2008 at the Country View Nursing Home in Prescott, Kan. She was born on March 28, 1919 in Redfield, Kan., the daughter of John Marsh and Hattie Eveline Hixon Hamm. She grew up in the Redfield area and attended the Marion District 40 grade school. She married Chester "Jiggs" Brillhart on January 1, 1938 in Nevada, Mo. He preceded her in death on May 28, 1993...
Michael Ray Clark, age 46, resident of Fort Scott, died Sunday, October 26, 2008, at Eldorado, Kan., following a cancer illness. He was born December 11, 1961 in Olathe, Kan., the son of Donald Clark and Charlotte Fairbanks Clark. He had been self employed as a brick mason. He married Elizabeth Forester on June 6, 1980. They later divorced. Michael had become a strong believer in God and the Christian faith...
Marye Adams, 90, Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Nevada, passed away on Friday, Oct.24, 2008, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo., following a sudden illness. She was born June 19, 1918, one of twin daughters to Dr. Joseph M. and Edna Smith Yater...
Wilma Linn, 89, a resident of rural Bronaugh, Mo., died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, in Joplin, after suffering a stroke while gardening. She was born July 29, 1919, at the family home in Harrison Township, Vernon County, Mo., the daughter of Frank Heitz and Pearl Woody Heitz. ...
Jon Conrad Seifert
Jon Conrad Seifert, age 75, resident of rural Fort Scott, died Thursday Oct. 23, 2008, at Mercy Health Center. He was born Nov. 19, 1932, in Weeping Water, Neb., the son of August William Seifert and Dorothy Delle Wiseman Seifert. He graduated from Weeping Water High School in 1950. ...
Martin E. Ross
Martin E. Ross, 56, of Mapleton, Kan., died, Frieday, Oct. 24, 2008, at 10:01 a.m., at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Shawnee Mission, Kan. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel.
Glenda Nell Reedy
Glenda Nell Reedy, 62, Moundville, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, at her home in Moundville. She was born Feb. 16, 1946, in Nevada, to Edward Eugene Hulse and Vida Maxine Gardner Hulse. She married Jerry Reedy on Aug. 2, 1964, in Nevada, and he survives of the home...
Robert Wayne Owen
Robert Wayne Owen, 41, of Basehor, Kan., died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, in Rancho Cordova, Calif. Funeral services will be announced by the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel.
Nadene "Joan" Sutton
Nadene "Joan" Sutton, 81, of Guymon, Okla., passed away Friday morning, Oct. 17, 2008, at the Dunaway Manor in Guymon. Private family memorial services will be held at a later time. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bunch-Roberts Funeral Home, of Guymon...
Betty Jean Bernhardt
Betty Jean Bernhardt, 82, formerly of Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, at the Rehab Center of Raymore, Raymore, Mo., following a brief illness. She was born Aug. 28, 1926, in Pittsburg, Kan., to Charles Franklin Witter and Ova Irene Fennimore Witter. She married W. R. Bernhardt in 1946 in Girard, Kan. He preceded her in death in 1992...
Lorene Wheeler, age 92, a resident of rural Hepler, Kan., died early Monday, October 13, 2008, at the Fort Scott Manor. She was born November 5, 1915, in Hiattville, Kan., the daughter of Oliver Barker and Christina Neth Barker. She married Warren F. ...
Jerry Willis Fanning
Jerry Willis Fanning, 87, Nevada, died on Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, at his home in Nevada. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
William Roger "Bill" Ramsell
William Roger "Bill" Ramsell, 66, the son of William Howard and Jessie Lee (Mace) Ramsell was born Sept. 30, 1942, in Liberty, Mo., passed from this life on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, at Centerpoint Hospital, in Kansas City, Mo. Bill retired from Carter Waters after 27 years of service. ...
Juanita Mae Yoke Friesen
Juanita Mae Yoke Friesen, age 86, of Fort Scott, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2008 ,at Mercy Health Center following a brief illness. She was born Oct. 29, 1921 in LaCueva, N.M., the daughter of George Edgar Yoke and Essie Juanita Waddelow Yoke. She graduated from Fort Scott Community College prior to receiving her nursing degree from Pittsburg State College. ...
Leonard Edwin Newman Jr.
Leonard Edwin Newman Jr., age 70, former resident of 1310 S. Little, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008 at Fort Scott Manor Nursing Home. He was born March 4, 1938 in Sandusky, Ohio. He moved Louisiana to Fort Scott in 1982. He was a truck driver with Mid-Western Greg Post Trucking and GP Express. He attended Trinity Lutheran Church and was a member of the Elks...
Geneva L. Herrin
Geneva L. Herrin, 85, of Moran, Kan., died Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, at the Allen County Hospital in Iola. She was born March 27, 1923, at Sharon, Kan., to Clarence and Louise (Lehnus) Shepherd. She grew up in various parts of Kansas and graduated from Stark High School in 1943...
Shirley Towles, 86, of Fulton, Kan., passed away Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at the Guest Home Estates in Fort Scott, Kan. She was born Oct. 9, 1921, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Karl Theodore and Pauline (Heins) Seested. She married Robert Towles, Feb. 3, 1940, in Topeka, Kan. He preceded her in death March 18, 1996...
VERNON SYLVESTER RATCLIFF
Vernon Sylvester Ratcliff, age 78, a resident of 809 E. Wall Street, Fort Scott, Kan., died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, at the Mercy Health Center Emergency Room. He was born Jan. 16, 1930, in Newton, Kan., the son of Earnest Ratcliff and Eva Bailey Ratcliff. He married Patricia Pollett on Nov. 17, 1967, in Fredonia, Kan. Vernon was retired from construction and janitorial work. He was a member of the Victory Bible Training Center...