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Obituaries from April 2009

LOYD ALTON IVEY SR. (04/30/09)
Loyd Alton Ivey, Sr., resident of 1811 E. First St., Fort Scott, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, April 28, 2009, at the St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo., following a fall. He was born Dec. 22, 1932, in Siloam Springs, Ark., the son of Sylvester Ivey and Rosie Robinson Ivey...
RUTH M. JARO (04/30/09)
Ruth M. Jaro, 71, of Ft. Scott, KS died, unexpectedly, at 5:21 p.m., Sunday, April 26, 2009 in her home. Ruth was born December 17, 1937 in Canon City, CO, to Byron J. and Isla (Albers) Carter. She grew up and attended schools in Stafford, Kansas. She went on to graduate from Mercy School of Nursing and the University of San Francisco...
CHARLES KONANTZ GRIFFITH (04/29/09)
Charles Konantz Griffith, 83, of Fort Scott, formerly of Uniontown died early Monday morning April 27, 2009, at Mercy Health Center of Fort Scott. He was born February 4, 1926 in Uniontown, Kansas, the son of Glen Rex and Grace Miriam (Konantz) Griffith...
Mabel Irene Leer (04/25/09)
Mabel Irene Leer, 82, Nevada, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2009, at Moore-Few Care Center following a brief illness. She was born November 16, 1926, in Milo, Mo., to Charley Prince Scott Sr. and Alta Marie Mowrey Scott. She was married May 26, 1945, in Nevada, to Clifford Leon Leer and he preceded her in death November 1961...
DIXIE MAE AGNEW (04/24/09)
Dixie Mae Agnew, age 83, a former resident of Grandview and Clinton, Mo., and more recently of Prescott, Kan., died unexpectedly Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at the Country View Nursing Home in Prescott. She was born January 27, 1926, in Kansas City, Mo. She married Jack Agnew. He preceded her in death on Nov. 12, 1974...
EULA MAUDE WRIGHT (04/23/09)
Eula Maude Wright, 97, of Hume, Mo., died Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at Shawnee Gardens Health Care and Rehabilitation, Shawnee, Kan. She was born Dec. 16, 1911 in Bates County, Mo., the daughter of Samuel and Emma Morgan Adams. She was married to Elmer Lee "Mike" Wright who preceded her in death on Oct. 2, 1952...
KENNETH MICHAEL "BUDDY" GOULD (04/23/09)
Kenneth Michael "Buddy" Gould, resident of Fort Scott, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, April 21, 2009, at the Mercy Health Center emergency room. He was born September 21, 1941, in Wichita, Kan., the son of Kenneth Max Gould and Emma Grubb Boone Gould...
MONA R. HEDGES (04/21/09)
Mona R. Hedges, age 78, former resident of Fort Scott and more recently of Ottawa, Kan., died Friday, April 3, 2009, at the Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa. She was born Feb. 24, 1931, in Garnett, Kan., the daughter of Floyd D. Stevenson and Dorothy Spencer Stevenson...
MARGARET MAXINE HOPPE (04/21/09)
Margaret Maxine Hoppe, 84, died April 16, 2009, at her home in Fort Pierce, Fla., following a lingering illness. Margaret was born on Nov. 29, 1924, in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Hugh and Leona Stanbro Parker. She married Harvery Leland Eastwood at Nevada, Mo., on Oct. 11, 1941. Harvey preceded her in death Dec. 22, 1992, in Kansas City, Kan...
LOVETA MAY PARKER (04/13/09)
Loveta May Parker, 85, of Lee's Summit, Mo. passed away April 12, 2009. Visitation will be 10:00 to 11:00 am Wednesday, April 15, at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd in Lee's Summit. Graveside services will be 2:00 pm at Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Scott, Kan. Officiating Reverend R. B. Shoemaker...
CLETA MARIE HERRMANN JORDAN (04/15/09)
Cleta Marie Herrmann Jordan, age 85 formerly of Mound City, Kan., died Tuesday April 14, 2009 at the Grandview Care Center in Grandview, Mo. Funeral Services will be held 11 am Saturday April 18, 2009 at the Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home in Mound City, Kan. ...
VIOLET NAOMI GASTON (04/15/09)
Violet Naomi Gaston, age 83, resident of Fort Scott, died Monday morning, April 13, 2009, at the Fort Scott Manor. She was born Jan. 18, 1926, in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of William Sherman Bolden and Eva Elizabeth Hampton Bolden. She married William Fountain. He preceded her in death in 1979...
VIOLET NAOMI GASTON (04/13/09)
Violet Naomi Gaston, age 83, resident of Fort Scott, died Monday morning, April 13, 2009, at the Fort Scott Manor. She was born January 18, 1926, in Fort Scott, Kansas, the daughter of William Sherman Bolden and Eva Elizabeth Hampton Bolden. She married William Fountain. ...
WILLIAM O. EWALD (04/13/09)
William O. 'Bill' Ewald, 76, formerly of Mapleton, Kan., and most recently of Alamo, Texas, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at the Solara Hospital McAllen Medical Center, McAllen, Texas. He was born in New York City on January 16, 1933, the son of William and Elley (Langue) Ewald. When Bill was four years old, his family moved to Hoag's Corners, New York. There, he lived close to his grandparents' farm and helped with the farm work, and knew early on in life he did not want to be a farmer...
ALICE LOUISE AMES (04/13/09)
Alice Ames, 87, died Sunday morning, April 12, 2009 in Olathe, Kansas. She was born December 7, 1922 in Waterman, IL the daughter of Edward J. and Bertha (Fundberger) Arnold. She married Robert 'Bob' Ames December 16, 1980 in Miami, Okla. He preceded her in death May 17, 2000...
SHELLY LOWRY (04/13/09)
Shelly Lynn Lowry, 45, of Chanute, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at her home. Shelly was born in Fort Scott, Kansas on November 19, 1963, the daughter of Larry Dean and Vivian Ann (Nichols) Bloesser. She graduated from Fort Scott High School...
BERTHA ROGERS (04/02/09)
Bertha Rogers, 80, of Fort Scott passed away Tuesday night March 31, 2009, at the Mercy Health Center. She was born Feb. 6, 1929 in Bourbon County the daughter of Ralph Day and Dolly Bertha (Morrow) Ruby. She married Henry George Ritz February 16, 1953. He preceded her in death Nov. 11, 1961. She later married 'Bud' Vernon Rogers and he preceded her in death June 14, 1989...
RICHARD ROY MCKINNIS (04/08/09)
Richard Roy McKinnis, age 77, of Warrensburg, Mo., passed away Monday, April 6, 2009, at the Missouri Veterans Home of Warrensburg. He was born on July 2, 1931, the youngest of six children, in Fort Scott, Kan., and the son of Roy and Ruth (Kirker) McKinnis. His parents owned and operated a farm. He attended high school in Uniontown, Kan., where he played baseball, football and basketball...
HELEN MALONEY (04/08/09)
Helen Maloney, 92, former Iola, Kan., resident, died Monday, April 6, 2009, at Mercy Health Care in Fort Scott, Kan. Helen was born July 9, 1916, in the farm home of her parents near Colony, Kan. Her parents were Joseph and May (Irwin) Gregory. She graduated from Colony High School in 1935 and then taught rural school for one year at Indian Creek. She moved to Wichita where she worked as a nanny for a doctor...
RICHARD ALDIS (04/01/09)
Roger Landis Aldis, 56, formerly of Fort Scott, Kan, and most recently of Holton, Kan., passed away Friday, March 27, 2009 at the Holton Community Hospital. He was born Jan. 5, 1953 in Kansas City, Mo., the son of John and Ruth Gardner Aldis. Roger grew up in Fort Scott, Kan., and attended school here. ...
JOHN W ANDERSON (04/03/09)
John W. Anderson, 90, of Hepler, Kan., died at 11:51 a.m., Wednesday, April 1, 2009 in the Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott, Kan. He was born June 8, 1918 at Hepler, a son of John Ralph and Beatrix Winfield (DeLambert) Anderson. He grew up and attended schools in Hepler and graduated from Hepler High School...
KENNETH WILLIAM BARSCH (04/07/09)
Kenneth William Barsch, age 71, of Moran, Kan., died on Thursday, April 2, 2009 at the Midland Hospice Care Facility of Topeka, Kan. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at the Moran Christian Church at Moran, Kan. The family will be present to greet friends Monday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel at Moran, Kan...
CARL ADAIR TUGGLE (04/07/09)
Carl Adair Tuggle, age 94, resident of Arma, Kan., and formerly of Fort Scott, died Sunday evening, April 5, 2009, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo., following a fall with head trauma. He was born Nov. 16, 1914, in Devon, Kansas, the son of Albert Tuggle and Bernadine Newcomb Tuggle...
Mona R. Hedges (04/04/09)
Mona R. Hedges, resident of Ottowa, Kan., formerly of Fort Scott, died Friday morning, April 3, 2009, at the Ransom Memorial Hospital, in Ottowa. Funeral services for Mona Hedges will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott...
Gladys E. Barr (04/04/09)
Funeral services for Gladys E. Barr, 97, of Denison, will be held at 10 a.m., today, at Bratcher Funeral Home, 401 W. Woodard. The family was at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m., on Friday, April 3, 2009. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery. Jerry Spradling will officiate...
Kenneth Loren Douglas (04/04/09)
Kenneth Loren Douglas, 78 of Cave Creek, Ariz., passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2009, while surrounded by his family. Ken was born in Fort Scott, to parents Bernice and Loren C. Douglas on Nov. 9, 1930. He attended Fort Scott Community College and Pittsburg State University. ...