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Obituaries from March 2009

Charles Russell Proffitt (03/21/09)
Charles was born in rural Ray County Mo., to Charles Henry and Anna Lee (Kern) Proffitt on July 15, 1927, and passed away on March 11, 2009, at Cedar County Memorial Hospital in El Dorado Springs. Charles was a truck driver with Atlas Van Lines where he became an owner-operator. He drove over one million miles while employed with McCormack-Payton, Atlas Van Lines...
ROGER LANDIS ALDIS (03/30/09)
Roger Landis Aldis, 56, of Holton, Kan., passed away Friday, March 27, 2009, at the Holton Community Hospital. He was born January 5, 1953, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of John and Ruth Gardner Aldis. Roger grew up in Fort Scott, Kan., and attended school there. ...
Robert Daniel "Bob" Baird (03/28/09)
Robert Daniel "Bob" Baird, age 62, former resident of Fort Scott and more recently of Gardner, Kan., died Thursday, March 26, 2009, in Gardner. He was born Dec. 19, 1946 in Washington, Kan., the son of Floyd Malcolm Baird and Margaret Dorothy Wohler Baird. ...
CHARLES "CHUCK" SHELTON (03/20/09)
Charles L. "Chuck" Shelton, age 62, a resident of Uniontown, Kan., died Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo. He was born Feb. 1, 1947, in Elsmore, Kan., the son of Richard Shelton and Beulah Alderman Shelton...
OPAL BROWN (03/18/09)
Opal Belle Brown, age 87, a former resident of Garnett, Kansas, more recently of Fort Scott, died Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at the Medicalodge of Fort Scott. She was born March 27, 1921, in Longton, Kansas, the daughter of David Franklin Dunbar and Fannie Shanks Dunbar...
JOYCE ARLENE SMITH (03/17/09)
Joyce Arlene Smith, 65, of Mound City, Kan., died Sunday, March 15, 2009 at St. Francis Hospital, Wichita, Kan Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at the Shaler-Smith Cemetery, Drexel, Mo. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Mound City, Kan...
LILLIAN V KORINEK (03/17/09)
Lillian V. Korinek, 91 of Oswego, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2009 at Presbyterian Manor in Parsons, Kan. Graveside funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at Oswego Cemetery with Rev. Tom Heflin officiating. Visitation will be 7-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Murdock Funeral Home 203 Illinois, Oswego, Kan., 67356. Interment will follow in the Oswego Cemetery...
Nevel M. Turner (03/21/09)
Nevel M. Turner, 87, of Nevada, passed away Thursday March 19, 2009, in Grove, Okla. Nevel was born in Marion County, Ark., near Mountain Home, Ark. Nevel moved to Grove in January of this year to be taken care of by her son and his wife. She worked as a seamstress in Nelly Dawn Garment Factory in Nevada for many years...
Charles Lynn Smith (03/21/09)
Charles Lynn Smith, 54, of Decatur, Ill., passed away of an unexpected heart attack at 5:54 a.m., Friday, March 20, 2009, at Decatur Memorial Hospital. Services to celebrate Lynn's life will be held at 10 am Monday, March 23, in the Chapel of Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, conducted by Pastor Adam Cruse. ...
Matthew Scott Bogatay (03/21/09)
Matthew Scott Bogatay, 32, of Fort Scott, died Wednesday, March, 18, 2009, at Perry, Okla. Matthew was born on July 10, 1976, in Dallas, Texas, the son of Steven and Jane Caolishaw Bogatay. Matthew worked for Mid-Continental Restorations Company, in Fort Scott. Matthew was reared in DeSoto, Kan., and graduated from DeSoto High School, in 1995, where he lived most of his life. He married Natasha Logan on Aug. 27, 2006, in Garrett, Kan...
Gladys Jane (Ainley) Robb (03/21/09)
Gladys Jane (Ainley) Robb, 77, of Stockton, Mo., passed this life on March 19, 2009, at Cedar County Memorial Hospital, in El Dorado Springs, after a long illness. Gladys was born to Thomas and Ruby Ainley on Nov. 15, 1931. She wed Tony Robb on April 4, 1959, and spent her life as a busy homemaker, wife and mother...
Charless R. Profitt (03/14/09)
Charless R. Profitt, age 81, of Nevada, died March 11, 2009, at the Cedar County Memorial Hospital, in El Dorado Springs. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, March 16, at the United Methodist Chruch, in Schell City. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m., Monday prior to the services at the church. Friends may call after 1 p.m., today, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Green Lawn Cemetery, in Schell City...
Jon Alan Dunlap (03/14/09)
Jon Alan Dunlap, age 63, of Fort Scott, died Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at his home as the result of a house fire. He was born Aug. 2, 1945, in Fort Scott, the son of Nellie Lorene Gramling Dunlap. Following the death of his natural mother, he was adopted by Ralph and May Dunlap. Jon Alan, formerly worked for Bruce Marble and Granite and most recently for Superior Wheels in Pittsburg until ill health forced his retirement. He loved to work on cars...
Harold Dean Hewett (03/14/09)
Harold Dean Hewett, of the Presbyterian Village, Fort Scott, died Friday morning, March 13, 2009, at his residence. He was born Nov. 27, 1919, in Farlington, Kan., the son of Ivan E. Hewett and Ethel Williams Hewett. Dean was a 1936 graduate of Girard High School and attended Kansas State Teachers College, Pittsburg. ...
DORIS LEE "DORI" ROBINSON (03/13/09)
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. Luke's School of Nursing in 1950...
OPAL BELLE BROWN (03/13/09)
Opal Belle Brown, age 87, a former resident of Garnett, Kansas, more recently of Fort Scott, died Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at the Medicalodge of Fort Scott. She was born March 27, 1921, in Longton, Kan., the daughter of David Franklin Dunbar and Fannie Shanks Dunbar. She married James T. Brown on Sept. 18, 1937, at Sedan, Kan. He preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 1994...
Ray M. Shepherd (03/07/09)
Ray M. Shepherd, 89, longtime resident, businessman and civic leader in Fort Scott, and founder of Ray Shepherd Motors, passed away Monday, March 2, 2009, at the Presbyterian Village in Fort Scott. He was born July 23, 1919 in Booneville, Mo., the son of Ivan R. and Grace (Shipley) Shepherd. He married Mary E. Hoover August of 1941...
Florence Christina Cousley (03/07/09)
Florence Christina Cousley, 93, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2009, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada following a brief illness. She was born on Nov. 15, 1915, in La Due, Mo., to James Newton Maddox and Lena Belle Gross Maddox. She married Joseph Batesman Cousley Jr., on Dec. 18, 1937, and he preceded her in death on March 26, 1991...
John William Stockdale (03/07/09)
John William Stockdale, age 59, of rural Sheldon, Mo., passed away unexpectedly Friday, March 6, 2009, at his home. John was born July 23, 1949, in Lamar, to Lester "Ott" and Armilda (Elrod) Stockdale. A life-long Barton County resident, John attended Grange Country School and graduated from Sheldon High School in 1967. ...
James (Jim) E. Henderson (03/07/09)
James (Jim) E. Henderson, 72, passed away at Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care in Bradenton, Fla., on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009. Jim was born on July 27, 1936 to Ed and Laura Henderson. Surviving are two brothers, Grover C. Henderson of The Villages, Fla. and Marvin L. Henderson of Fort Scott, Kan...
Mark Andrew Liter (03/07/09)
Mark Andrew Liter, 31, Carl Junction, Mo., formerly of Nevada, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2009. He was born July 14, 1977, in Nevada, to Wilson E. Liter and Susan S. Swager Liter. He married Amy M. Carlson on Dec. 19, 1999, in Indianola, Iowa, and she survives of the home...
MONTE FOX (03/05/09)
Monte Fox, 57, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo, following a lengthy illness. He was born Feb. 17, 1952, in Nevada, Mo., to Delmer William and Helen Marie Lehmkuhl Fox. He married Nancy M. Johnson on April 20, 1989, in Nevada, Mo., and she survives of the home...
JUANITA MAY ROOSA (03/05/09)
Juanita May Roosa, age 72, resident of Hemet, Calif., died Sunday, March 1, 2009, at her home. She was born Jan. 29, 1937, in Shippensburg, Pa., the daughter of Ray Mervin Piper and Reba Irene Cooper Piper. She married Harold E, Rossa, Jr. on June 24,1961, in Chambersbwg, Pa...
RAY M SHEPHERD (03/03/09)
Ray M. Shepherd, 89, longtime resident, businessman and civic leader in Fort Scott, Kan., and founder of Ray Shepherd Motors, passed away Monday, March 2, 2009 at the Presbyterian Village in Fort Scott. Rev. Reed Hartford will conduct funeral services and a celebration of life, 10 a.m. Monday, March 9, 2009, at the First Christian Church, 101 S. Judson, Fort Scott...
WILLIAM R "BILL" MOORE (03/03/09)
William R. "Bill" Moore, 64, of Cherokee, Kan., died at 3:05am, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Bill was born May 6, 1944 in Fort Scott, Kansas to William E. and Mary Elizabeth (Sluder) Moore. Bill served his country in the United States Navy from 1961 to 1964 attached to the 141st Fighter Squadron aboard the USS Constellation and in the National Guard and United States Army from 1977 to 1985...