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Obituaries from January 2009

Iva Irene Bley (01/31/09)
Iva Irene Bley, 91, resident of Fort Scott, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at Mercy Health Center. She was born April 15, 1917, in Sheridan, Iowa, the daughter of Leonard Augusta Pottorff and Dollie Marker Pottorff. She married Charley Bley on April 5, 1956, in Fort Scott. ...
Doris Lee "Dori" Robinson (01/31/09)
Doris Lee "Dori" Robinson, 79, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, in Denton, Texas, surrounded by her family. She was born Doris Lee Mock, Sept. 12, 1929, in Kansas City, Mo., daughter of George Edward and Corrine Frances Hale Mock. She was a graduate of Shawnee Mission North High School in 1947, and St. ...
Henrietta Louise Walters (01/31/09)
Henrietta Louise Walters, 90, beloved mother, passed away peacefully, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at her home in Bronson, Kan. She was born Feb. 15, 1918, in Great Falls, Mont., the daughter of Myron Truesdell and Mary Lorinda Pembereton Truesdell. Mrs. Walters enjoyed sewing and cooking...
Hazel M. West (01/31/09)
Hazel M. West, 93, or Rich Hill, passed away on Jan. 30, 2009, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Monday, Feb. 2, at 11 a.m., at the First Christian Church, with burial in the Green Lawn Cemetery, in Rich Hill. The family will receive friends Sunday, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., at the Heuser Funeral Home. The family suggests memorial contributions to First Christian Church, or Rich Hill Memorial Library in care of Heuser Funeral Home...
Ruth Laura (DeShazo) Sims (01/31/09)
Ruth Laura (DeShazo) Sims, 96, of El Dorado Springs, passed away on Jan. 28, 2009, at Community Springs Healthcare. She was born March 3, 1912, in St. Clair County to Frank E. and Bessie E. DeShazo. Ruth grew up in St. Clair County the eldest of nine children. She was united in marriage to Johnnie Ray Sims, on Oct. 1, 1932. To this union one daughter, Esther Ann, was born...
RONALD R DANLEY (01/29/09)
Ronald R. Danley, 68, of Pittsburg, Kan., passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2009 at his residence following a period of illness. Ron was born Oct. 4, 1940 in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Roy William and Marie (Faulhaber) Danley. He graduated from Fulton High School in Fulton, Kan....
Joe L. Mills (01/24/09)
Joe L. Mills, 82, passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Mills in 2008. Joe is survived by his children, Jerry Lee (Marietta) Mills, Jane Lynn Irsik, and Marshall Joe (Lynette) Mills; stepson, Gregory (Ann) Saindon; sister, Fay Wellington; 18 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren...
Denzel W. "Tinker" Hamilton (01/24/09)
Denzel W. "Tinker" Hamilton, age 73, of Warsaw, Mo., passed away Friday afternoon, Jan. 16, 2009, at his home. He was born in Stockton, Mo., on July 30, 1935, the son of Harlen and Laverne Hyder Hamilton. He grew up in Stockton, Mo. On Oct. 11, 1953. he was united in marriage to Carol Sue Beeson. On Nov. 25, 1953, he was inducted into the United States Army. For two years he was stationed at Fort Riley, Kan., and Fort Knox, Ky. He was discharged on Nov. 25, 1955...
Hunter Eugene Davidson (01/24/09)
Hunter Eugene Davidson, infant son of Resa K. Davidson, was stillborn Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, at Mercy Health Center. Survivors include his mother, Resa Kathleen Davidson, Redfield, Kan.; maternal grandparents, Bryan and Tammy Davidson, Redfield; paternal great-grandparents, Donna Davidson and Clarence Williams, both of Mapleton, Kan.; four uncles, Travis Davidson, Ty Davidson, Cody Davidson and Barry Button; two aunts, Dana Button and Angela Burns; and two cousins, Alissa and Alex Button. ...
NENA MAUREEN O'SULLIVAN REED (01/23/09)
Nena Maureen O'Sullivan Reed, 69, of Fort Scott, Kan., passed away Sunday evening, Jan. 18, 2009 at the Mercy Health Center. She was born Oct. 23, 1939 in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of James M. and Edith G. (King) Moore. Her parents died when she was an infant, and she was adopted by William and Etta Baker, and she lived in Lemay, Mo., until moving to California...
ALMA MAUDE TAYLOR BENEDICT (01/21/09)
Alma Maude Taylor Benedict, 98, of Fort Scott, Kan., died Sunday afternoon, Jan. 18, 2009, at the Fort Scott Manor Nursing Home. Alma Benedict was born March 30, 1910 in Crawford County, Kan.She was the third daughter of Jess Newton and Emma Schneider Taylor. In 1911 the Taylor family moved to a farm 12 miles northeast of Fort Scott, Kan., in Bourbon County...
THEODORE "TED" CALLAHAN JR. (01/20/09)
Theodore "Ted" Callahan Jr. of Pleasanton, Kansas died Friday January 16, 2009 at KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday Jan. 21, 2009 at the Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home Pleasanton, Kan. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home...
Dr. Guy Isaac Akers (01/20/09)
Dr. Guy Isaac Akers, age 88, passed away Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, at Brandon Woods Health Center, in Lawrence, Kan. Dr. Akers was born Oct. 2, 1920, in Coffeyville, Kan., the son of Oliver Bryon Akers and Mary Lilly Keller Akers. Dr. Akers married Lorene Cox on Dec. 24, 1946, at her parent's home, near Mound City, Kan...
FRANCES COLEGROVE (01/20/09)
Frances Colegrove, age 80, resident of 224 Steen, Fort Scott, Kan., died unexpectedly Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at her home. She was born April 28, 1928, in Noble, Mo., the daughter of Russell Gilliland and Mary Angie Ferrell Gilliland. She married Marvin Colegrove on Dec. 24, 1946, at Girard, Kan. He preceded her in death on Oct. 15, 1996...
Dr. Guy I. Akers (01/17/09)
Dr. Guy I. Akers, formerly of Fort Scott, and more recently of Lawrence, Kan., died Friday afternoon, Jan. 16, 2009, at the Brandon Woods Retirement Center in Lawrence, Kan. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home...
Glenn R. Maupin (01/17/09)
Glenn R. Maupin, 94, of Fort Scott, died early Friday morning at the Mercy Health Center. He was born July 30, 1914, in Fort Scott, the son of Glenn Ray and Jennie Erma (Schnaible) Maupin. He married Helen M. Huffine Oct. 17, 1937, in the First United Methodist Church, in Fort Scott...
Change of service times: William "Bill" Saker (01/15/09)
Funeral services for William "Bill" Saker will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16, in the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Centerville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Meals on Wheels or Mirza Transportation Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Words of sympathy may be e-mailed to the family at condolences@cheneywitt.com...
Raymond Michael "Mikey" McAdams (01/15/09)
Raymond Michael "Mikey" McAdams, 37, of Fort Scott, Kan., passed away at 7:04 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott, Kan. He was born November 1, 1971, at Pittsburg, Kan., the son of George Earl and Mary Lorene (Renn) McAdams. He attended special education classes in Chanute, Fredonia, and Pittsburg, Kan...
WILLIAM DAVID "BILL" SAKER (01/14/09)
William David "Bill" Saker, age 93, a resident of Fort Scott, died early Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, at the Fort Scott Manor Nursing Home. He was born July 3, 1915, in Bartlett, Kan., the son of Walter Samuel and Ola Blanche Robinson Saker. Bill married Mary Louise Hall on Aug. 16, 1941, in Nevada, Mo. She preceded him in death in May of 2001...
ELIZABETH A JOHNSON-SITZE (01/14/09)
Elizabeth A. Johnson-Sitze, of Roswell, New Mexico died early Sunday morning, Jan. 11, 2009. She was born on July 14, 1965 in Phoenix, Ariz., the daughter of Clyde and Carol Johnson. Survivors include her husband Ed Sitze of the home; her father and mother, Clyde and Carol Johnson of Redfield, Kan.; four brothers, Robert Mark Johnson, Phoenix, Ariz., Troy Johnson and wife Cassie, Redfield, Kan., Jesse and Allen Johnson, Redfield, Kan.; and two sisters, Penny Redding, Fort Scott, Kan., Toni Burns and husband Steven, Branson, Mo.. ...
CHARLEY LEE HAY (01/14/09)
Charley Lee Hay, 77, of Fort Scott died at his home Monday evening, Jan. 12, 2009. He was born Aug. 22, 1931 in Lake City, Ark., the son of William Edward and Melinda Mae (Cummings) Hay. He married Mary Louise Lemons Sept. 28, 1955 in Exeter, Mo. She survives of the home...
JOSEPH EARL REI (01/13/09)
Joseph Earl Rei, age 83, resident of 2280 Jayhawk Road, Fort Scott, Kan., died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at his home. He was born April 27, 1925 in Mapleton, Kan., the son of Charles Anthony Rei and Ula Belle Casteel Rei. Joe was a graduate of Blue Mound High School. He married Donaldeen Kibble on June 2, 1946 in Mapleton...
DANIELLE MAYE FAY (01/13/09)
Danielle Maye Fay, age 19, resident of rural Uniontown, Kan., died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at her home following a life long illness. She was born Jan. 22, 1989 in Iola, Kan., the daughter of Fred R. Fay III and Sue Walker Fay. Survivors include her parents, Fred and Sue Fay, of the home; one brother, Fred R. ...
DONNA M. SCHNICHELS (01/13/09)
Donna M. Schnichels, 49, of Fort Scott, passed away from her life here on Earth to join her Lord and Savior in Heaven, Saturday morning, Jan. 10, 2009, at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. She was born October 17, 1959 in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Stanley and Helen (Pettibon) Schnichels...
Leroy Zehr (01/10/09)
Leroy Zehr, 75, Nevada, passed away on Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, at his home in Nevada following a lengthy illness. He was born March 9, 1933, in Neosho, Mo., to Raymond Eugene Zehr and Emma Lee Tuggle Zehr. He married Shirley A. Perry on Dec. 3, 1955, in North Kansas City, Mo., and she survives of the home...
DONALD EUGENE LEATHERMAN (01/09/09)
Donald Eugene Leatherman, age 81, former resident of Vernon County, Mo., and more recently of Fort Scott, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, at the Mercy Health Center Emergency Room. He was born September 2, 1927, in Arcadia, Kan., the son of Otis Leatherman and Pearl Lahman Leatherman...
LARRY M. PRATHER (01/06/09)
Larry M. Prather, 60, of Fort Scott, died early Tuesday morning, Dec. 30, 2008 in Kansas City at the KU Medical Center. He was born on September 7, 1948 in Fort Scott, the son of Charles Morgan and Mildred Louise (Goddard) Prather. Larry is survived by a son, Fred Prather and two grandchildren, all of Fort Scott. He was preceded in death by his parents...
CARL CLYNE ELLIOTT (01/06/09)
Carl Clyne Elliott, age 91, a former resident of Fort Scott and more recently of Shawnee, Kan., died Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at the Garden Terrace Nursing Home of Overland Park. He was born Aug. 19, 1917, in Galt, Ontario, Canada, the son of William Harrison Elliott and Hattie M. Gill Elliott...
STELLA MAY WEHAR (01/06/09)
Stella May Wehar, age 71, a resident of rural Fort Scott, Kan., died early Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at her home following a lengthy illness. She was born Feb. 8, 1937, in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Robert Rivers Holt and Dora Agnes Moore Holt...
JUANITA JOAN JACKSON (01/06/09)
Juanita Joan Jackson, age 77, a resident of rural Redfield, Kan., died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. She was born Dec. 16, 1931, in Bourbon County, Kan., the daughter of Lloyd Biles, Sr. and Vera Biles...
JOHNNY DALE TAYLOR (01/06/09)
Johnny Dale Taylor, age 53, a resident of Fort Scott, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at the Skaggs Hospital in Branson, Mo., following a lengthy cancer illness. He was born Nov. 18, 1955 in Mayfield, Kentucky, the son of Robert Dean Taylor and Jean Suttles Taylor. John was a 1974 graduate of Fort Scott High School. He married Evelyn Charley on Jan. 4, 1983 in Miami, Okla...
DR. JOHN HAROLD SPENCER (01/06/09)
Dr. John Harold Spencer, 61, of Fort Scott, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009. John was born in Emporia, Kan. in 1947 to Dr. Harold and Margaret Spencer. He graduated from the College of Emporia in 1970 (of which he is a member of the alumni board), and went on to attend KU Medical School...
John D. Taylor (01/03/09)
John D. Taylor, 53, a resident of Fort Scott, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at the Skaggs Hospital in Branson, Mo., following a lengthy cancer illness. Pastor Ron Woody will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 5, in the First Southern Baptist Church. ...
Richard Morris Farr (01/03/09)
Funeral services for Richard Morris Farr, a former Fort Scott resident, will be held Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at 2 p.m., at the Weng Funeral Chapel, Jasper, Mo., with visitation at 1:30 p.m. Richard passed away Dec. 31, 2008, at Overland Park Nursing and Rehab Center following complications from surgery for a broken hip. ...
Erbin Regar Todd Sr. (01/03/09)
Erbin Regar Todd Sr., 90, Nevada, passed away on Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at his home in Nevada. He was born May 13, 1918, in Ada, Okla., to E.C. Todd and Berty Mae Slagle Todd. He married Margaret Agnes Todd on Aug. 18, 1944, in Ada, Okla., and she preceded him in death on Jan. 26, 1998...
James Lacy Haley (01/03/09)
James Lacy Haley, Rockport, Texas, passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2008. He was born June 1, 1924 in Butler, Mo., the son of William and Ethel Lacy Haley. His family moved to Nevada when he was a small child. He graduated from Nevada High School in 1941 and was a Navy veteran of World War II, having served in the South Pacific. ...
Irene Mae Chandler (01/03/09)
Irene Mae Chandler, 83, formerly of Nevada, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at the Crown Care Center Nursing Home in Harrisonville with her family and close friend by her side. She was born March 23, 1925, in Bronaugh, Mo., to Harry A. Ricketts and Reland Smith Ricketts. She married Jap J. Chandler on March 21, 1977, in Bronaugh, and he preceded her in death...
GEORGE WILLIAM BLINCOE SR. (01/02/09)
George William Blincoe, Sr., age 93, a resident of rural Fort Scott and of Battle Creek, Mich., died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008, at Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott, Kan. He was born Aug. 5, 1915, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of William T. Blincoe and Grace Fisher Blincoe...