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Obituaries from October 2009

CHERYLAIN JEAN "CHERRIE" DAVIDSON IVEY JOHNSON (10/30/09)
Cherylain Jean "Cherrie" Davidson Ivey Johnson, age 58, a resident of Zion, Ill., died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, at her home in Zion, following a cancer illness. She was born Aug. 4, 1951, at Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Alva Wayne Davidson and Doris Maxine Kegerreis...
RICHARD DIXON (10/30/09)
Richard B. Dixon, age 80, resident of Fort Scott, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, at the KU Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. He was born Jan. 3, 1929, in Tebbetts, Mo., the son of Alfred D. Dixon and Lilly Holtwick Dixon. Richard married Mary Ramsey on May 6, 1949, in Warrenton, Mo...
CYNTHIA STRINGER -- SERVICE TIME CHANGE (10/29/09)
Please note the change in time for the funeral services of Cynthia Stringer. Rev. Alan Johnson will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m., Friday in the First Church of the Nazarene in Rogers, Ark. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church...
EMMA JEAN "JIMMY" GRAHAM (10/29/09)
Emma Jean "Jimmy" Graham, age 86, former resident of Uniontown, Kan., died Tuesday morning, Oct. 27, 2009, at the Heritage Nursing Home in Girard, Kan.. She was born May 31, 1923, in Fowler, Colo., the daughter of Christian and Belle Weeks Sinding. She eloped with Forest Graham in 1940 in Raton, New Mexico...
MARTY RAY LORD (10/29/09)
Marty Ray Lord, age 48, resident of Uniontown, Kan., went to join his son, Austin, in heaven on Oct. 27, 2009, at his home in Uniontown, following a short illness. He was born September 17, 1961, at Alva, Okla., the son of Earnest M. and Hazel Mae Bergen Lord...
CYNTHIA STRINGER (10/28/09)
Cynthia Stringer, age 53, resident of Rogers, Ark., died Tuesday morning, Oct. 27, 2009, at the Circle of Life Hospice House in Springdale, Ark. She was born Sept. 21, 1956, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Glen Oscar Banwart and Ruth Doreen Ater Banwart...
PAUL ALLEN ROWLEY (10/27/09)
Paul Allen Rowley, age 44, resident of Redfield, Kan., died unexpectedly Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, in the Mercy Health Center Emergency Room. There was cremation. Services are under the direction of Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
DR KAREN KAY FORD (10/27/09)
Dr. Karen Kay Ford, 65 of Duncan, Oklahoma, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, following an unexpected brain hemorrhage, surrounded by loving family and friends, in Duncan. She was born Thursday, Dec. 30, 1943 and grew up near the small town of Bronaugh, where she and her two sisters, Lois and Joan were raised by two loving parents, Joe and Ethelyn Leist Boatright and a very special grandmother, "Granny Deal" Leist...
Dorothy May Trites (10/27/09)
Dorothy May Trites, 82, of Fort Scott, died Friday night, Oct. 23, 2009 at the Guest Home Estates. She was born Feb. 12, 1927 in LaHarpe, Kan., the daughter of Albert L. and Etta Lou Tinsley Alumbaugh, and was raised in the Bayard and Moran, Kan., area...
Nichole Annette Laughlin (10/24/09)
Nichole Annette Laughlin, 33, of Rich Hill, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009, at her home in Rich Hill. She was born Nov. 25, 1975, to Ellis LaVern and Barbara Ann Davis McElwain, in Butler, Mo. Nichole, one of two children, grew up in Ballard and graduated from Adrian High School in 1994. ...
Linda Marie Platt (10/24/09)
Linda Marie (Gray) Platt, 50, of Nevada, Mo., died from complications of ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) on Oct. 22, 2009. She was born to Wilbur and Josephine Gray on Aug. 12, 1959, in Pierre, S.D. She married William Earl Platt, of Wichita, Kan., on Aug. 20, 1977, in Rapid City, S.D. From this union three children were born: Andrew Thomas, Tabitha Michelle and Jennifer Julia. She would claim that these were the inspirations of her life...
Elvin Dean "E.D." Johnson (10/24/09)
Elvin Dean "E.D." Johnson, 53, Walker, Mo., died at his residence Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, following a brief illness. He was born Jan. 7, 1956, in Anita, Iowa, to Leland D. Johnson and Margaret Louise McAfee Johnson. He was married in 1981 ti Teresa Monroe and to this union, three children were born...
NADINE MCADAM (10/23/09)
Nadine McAdam, age 82, of Moran, Kan., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009 at her home in Moran. Nadine was born on Aug. 7, 1927 at Parsons, Kan., a twin daughter of Roy and Rosie (Benson) Adams. She grew up in Parsons, attending Parsons Grade and High schools...
HAROLD GEORGE STEVENS (10/21/09)
Harold George Stevens, 86, formerly of Fort Scott, died Sunday morning Oct. 18, 2009 at the Garden Terrace Nursing Home in Overland Park, Kan. He was born March 21, 1923 in Rapid City, South Dakota the son of Jesse Lloyd and Mary Etta (Zenor) Stevens...
HAROLD GEORGE STEVENS (10/20/09)
Harold George Stevens 86, formerly of Fort Scott, died Sunday morning October 18, 2009 at the Garden Terrace Nursing Home in Overland Park, Kansas. Funeral Arrangements for Harold Stevens are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home 15 W. Wall Street, Fort Scott, Kansas...
FRANK LEON JENSEN (10/20/09)
Frank Leon Jensen, age 71, a former resident of Fort Scott, and more recently of the Kansas City area, died Friday, October 16, 2009, at St. Luke Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. He was born October 8, 1938, in Hennessy, Oklahoma, the son of William C. Jensen and Dorothy Iven Jensen...
RACHEL CLAIRE LEEK (10/20/09)
Rachel Claire Leek, age 20, of Lawrence, died Oct. 16 in Topeka as a result of a hit-and-run accident. She was born May 30, 1989 in Olathe, the daughter of James and Sandra Leek. She graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in 2007, and went on to attend both Johnson County Community College and the University of Kansas. She was currently employed with Wheatfield's Bakery in Lawrence...
WILLIS JAMES REYNOLDS (10/20/09)
Willis James Reynolds, age 92, resident of Uniontown, died Friday evening, October 16, 2009, in the Mercy Health Center Emergency Room. He was born November 23, 1916, in Uniontown, the son of Fred J. Reynolds and Lula Lucetta Love Reynolds. He married Evelyn Lucile Mumbower on August 17, 1940...
Ginger Hickman Rogers (10/17/09)
Ginger Hickman Rogers, 76, Independence, Mo., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at Research Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., surrounded by her family. Ginger was born to C.W. and Lydia Louise (Tyree) Hickman on Sept. 7, 1933, in Sheldon, Mo. Ginger joined the First Baptist Church of Nevada in 1948 and continued her spiritual journey throughout her life. She retired from a long career in Civil Service in 1993, having worked for several agencies in the U.S. and Europe...
Delbert Dean "Sonny" Readinger (10/17/09)
Delbert Dean "Sonny" Readinger, 74, formerly of Fort Scott, more recently of Nevada, died Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 14, 2009, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center. He was born Oct. 16, 1934, in Harwood, Mo., the son of Charles Frank and Emily Elizabeth (Allison) Readinger. He married Leota Carpenter Oct. 16, 1954. They later divorced. He married Eva Mae Bowen Graham Nov. 3, 1984, and she survives of the home...
Martha Olene Phipps Armstrong (10/17/09)
Martha Olene Phipps Armstrong, 98, Nevada, passed away Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada following a brief illness. She was born Dec. 12, 1910, in Sheldon, Mo., to Benjamin Phipps and Margaret Baldridge Phipps. She was married to Arvin Frank Armstrong on May 4, 1933, in Lamar, Mo., and he preceded her in death in 1974...
Aileen Bell Beeny (10/17/09)
Aileen Bell Beeny, 87, formerly of Sheldon, Mo., passed away Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, with her children at her side. She fought a long battle following a stroke in 2003. Aileen was a resident of St. Mary's Manor in Blue Springs, Mo. She was born Feb. 13, 1922, in Washington, Kan., the oldest daughter of Charles and Flora Nutter...
DELBERT READINGER (10/16/09)
Delbert Readinger, 74, formerly of Fort Scott, more recently of Nevada, Mo., died Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 14, 2009 at the Nevada Regional Medical Center. Father Darrin May will recite the Rosary at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, 2009 at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home...
JOAN ELOUISE KNODEL (10/16/09)
JoAn Elouise Knodel, 75, of Fort Scott, Kansas, died Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at the Fort Scott Manor. She was born January 2, 1934 in Watson, Minnesota, the daughter of Alton Alexander and Edna Adella (Minsaas) Hinn. She is survived by her son; Anthony 'Tony' Knodel, Fort Scott, Kansas, her daughter; Stefanie Elwood, Torrance, California, three sisters; Patricia Hinn, Fort Scott, Linda Moen, Fort Scott, and Sheila Godade, Minot, North Dakota, a brother; David Hinn, St. ...
REBECCA RENEE "BECKY" JOHNSON (10/15/09)
Rebecca Renee "Becky" Johnson, 36, of Joplin, Mo., died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 at her home. Memorial services will beat 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009 at the First Presbyterian Church in Baxter Springs, Kan., with the Rev. Bill Christman, officiating...
VIRGINIA LUCILLE PHILLIPS (10/14/09)
Virginia Lucille Phillips, age 79, former resident of Fort Scott, Kan., and more recently of Joplin, Mo., died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin. She was born July 10, 1930, in May, Mo., the daughter of Merritt G. Swaim and Ethel Carl Swaim...
REBECCA RENEE "BECKY" JOHNSON (10/14/09)
Rebecca Renee "Becky" Johnson, 36, of Joplin, Mo., died at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, 2009 at her home, she had been in ill health for four years. Memorial services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009 at the First Presbyterian Church in Baxter Springs, Kan., with the Rev. Bill Christman officiating...
WILLIAM "WILD BILL" SOLTREN (10/13/09)
William "Wild Bill" Soltren, age 56, resident of 323 N. Cleveland, Fort Scott, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, at Fort Scott Manor Nursing Home following a cancer illness. Bill was born May 27, 1953, in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, the son of Cosme Soltren and Julia Redillo...
WANDA MARCELLA LEONARD (10/13/09)
Wanda Marcella Leonard, age 93, former resident of Fort Scott, and more recently of Osawatomie, Kan., died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at the Miami County Medical Center in Paola, Kan. She was born Feb. 5, 1916, in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of Arch F. and Martha Ann Hillman Cottrell...
PAULINE BLOOM (10/13/09)
Pauline Bloom, 94, formerly of Fort Scott, died early Sunday morning, Oct. 11, 2009, in Mesquite, Texas. She was born Oct. 12, 1914 in Claremore, Okla., the daughter of Abner Baker and Nancy (McAtee) Lunsford. Survivors include her daughter; Shirley Culp and her husband Harold of Balch Springs, Texas, a grandson; Kevan Culp of Mequite, Texas, eight grandchildren; Nathan Culp, Sam Culp, Monica Brockman, Kylee Culp, Dusty Scott, Raven Culp, Mike Book, and John Irwin, and a great-great granddaughter; Alexa Culp.. ...
Wanda Marcella Leonard (10/10/09)
Wanda Marcella Leonard, age 93, former resident of Fort Scott, and more recently of Osawatomie, Kan., died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at the Miami County Medical Center in Paola, Kan. Funeral arrangements for Wanda Leonard will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott...
Gerald Dean Bogan (10/10/09)
Gerald Dean Bogan, 68, of Hume, Mo., died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, at his home. He was born May 28, 1941 at Hume, the son of Carl and Novella Boston Bogan. Gerald was reared in the Hume and Metz area. After the eighth grade he worked for his great uncle in Leavenworth, Kan. ...
Bonnie Ruth Longstreth (10/10/09)
Bonnie Ruth Longstreth, 78, Moundville, passed away on Thursday night, Oct. 8, 2009, at Willow Lane Nursing Home, Butler, Mo., following a lengthy illness. She was born on Oct. 5, 1931, in Briscoe, Okla., to Harold Fredrick Ledgerwood and Ruth Vinian Farreingham Ledgerwood. She married Alvin Longstreth on March 5, 1960, in Springfield, Mo., and he preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 2000...
Elbert Clovis Jennings (10/10/09)
Elbert Clovis Jennings, age 82, a resident of Guest Home Estates, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, at the Mercy Health Center's emergency room. He was born Jan. 8, 1927, in Mapleton, Kan., the son of Henry L. and Gracie E. Ballou Jennings. Clovis worked as a dishwasher for St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., during the early 1960s. He later worked for Key Work Clothes in Fort Scott in the late 1960s. He was a member of the National Rifle Association...
Arthur Bray Jr. (10/10/09)
Arthur Bray Jr., 79, Liberal, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, at his home in Liberal following an illness of a few months. He was born March 12, 1930, in Liberal, to Arthur Bray Sr. and Tina Hackney Bray. Arthur spent most all of his life in this area. He worked for a time at Sheffield Steel in Kansas City, Mo. He worked for many years for Thorco in Lamar, just recently retiring. He also did some farming...
Erma Jean Davis (10/10/09)
Erma Jean Davis, age 77, a resident of Fort Scott, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, at the Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Campus in Scottsdale, Ariz.. She was born Dec. 13, 1931, in Stark City, Mo., the daughter of Richard Francis Hazelwood and Alta Elvira Owens Hazelwood. ...
Mike Clark (10/10/09)
Mike Clark, 57, Walker, passed away on Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, following a sudden illness. He was born June 24, 1952, in Nevada, to Delbert Lynn Clark and Patricia Lee Spencer Clark. He married Phyllis R. Huff on Nov. 3, 1972, in Nevada, and she survives of the home...
BEVERLY ARD (10/08/09)
Beverley Ard, age 83, of Elsmore, Kan., passed away Monday, Oct. 5, 2009 at her home. Beverley was born Jan. 16, 1926 at Savonburg, Kan., the daughter of Wendell Harold Theodore and Lenore (Collins) Johnson. She attended country schools near Savonburg and Elsmore before graduating from the Elsmore high School in 1943...
DONALD GENE WILLIAMS (10/06/09)
Donald Gene Williams, was born July 21, 1933 in Fulton, Kan., and peacefully left this world at 2 p.m. Oct. 3, 2009, at the Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo, at the age of 76. Survivors include: long time companion Judy McKee of Thayer, Mo; seven siblings: LaVaughn Peak, Phyllis Ladd, Art Williams, Jr., Mary Hazelwood, Harold Williams, Pat Williams, Dennis Williams; and he was an uncle to over 100 nieces and nephews in four different generations...
KENNETH "KENNY" WOOD (10/06/09)
Kenneth "Kenny", or Peanut, Wood, age 53, of Hume, Mo., died Sunday Oct. 4, 2009. He was born on March 21, 1956 at Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Vergil and Delma Brown Wood. He graduated from Jayhawk Linn High School. He worked as a carpenter and also raised cattle...
GLENN I. "BUD" WOMELDORFF (10/06/09)
Glenn I. "Bud" Womeldorff, 90, of rural St. Paul, passed away at 5:50 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009 at the Prairie Mission Retirement Village at St. Paul, Kan. He was born on Feb. 11, 1919 on "The Big Island" near St. Paul, the son of James and Minnie (Sprenger) Womeldorff...
JOHN RAYMOND FRENCH (10/06/09)
John Raymond French passed away on Oct. 4, 2009 in Richardson, Texas at the age of 71. He was born on Sept. 13, 1938 in Springfield, Mo., to Raymond and Henrietta French. John is survived by his wife of 48 years, Marianne French; children, Kathryn Eades and husband Alan of Hobbs, N.M., Suzanne Rawley and husband Craig of Houston, Texas and Leigh Ann Sutton and husband Mark of McKinney, Texas; grandchildren, Rachel and Hilary Eades, Jake and Emma Rawley and Rhianna and Sienna Sutton; and numerous nieces, nephews and many special friends. ...
GARY WAYNE FRANKLIN (10/06/09)
Gary Wayne Franklin, 68, was born to Earl B and Mildred B Spillman Franklin on Dec. 27, 1940 at Rural Hume. Gary passed away Oct. 2, 2009 at Meadowbrook Hospital, Gardner, Kan., from complications of lung cancer. He attended Hume schools all 12 years graduating in 1958...
Alfred "Al" William Nichols (10/03/09)
Alfred "Al" William Nichols, 84, of Prescott, Kan, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, at Prescott Country View Nursing Home. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 5, at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Pleasanton, Kan. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Sunday, at the chapel. Contributions are suggested to the Prescott Countryview Nursing Home. Interment will be in Pleasanton Cemetery...
Fred E. Stinebaugh Jr. (10/03/09)
Fred E. Stinebaugh Jr., age 54, resident of Arcadia, Kan., died Thursday morning, Oct. 1, 2009, at his home. He was born Aug. 26, 1955, in Lafayette, Ind., the son of Fred Stinebaugh Sr. and Martha Porter Stinebaugh. Fred worked most of his life as a truck driver. He greatly enjoyed motorcycling as well as camping and fishing...
Dorothy Frances Campbell (10/03/09)
Dorothy Frances Campbell (Courtemanche) entered the arms of the Lord on Sept. 30, 2009, surrounded by the love and music of family and friends. She was born in Brockton, Mass., on Dec. 28, 1928 to Wilfred and Beatrice Courtemanche. In 1951 she joined the U.S. ...
Elsie Vernette Mitchum (10/03/09)
Elsie Vernette Mitchum, 89, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, at Christian Health Care of Nevada. She was born March 18, 1920, in Nevada, to Curtis Earl Peak and Elsie May Wolfe Peak. She married Robert Raymond "Ray" Mitchum on Jan. 6, 1946, in Nevada, and he preceded her in death on March 2, 1997...
BETTY LOUISE MORRIS CIKANEK (10/02/09)
Betty Louise (Morris) Cikanek, 74, of Peculiar, Mo., formerly of Pleasanton, Kan., died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009 at the Rehabilitative Center of Raymore, Raymore, Mo. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009 at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Pleasanton, Kan...
RAYMOND GUSTAVUS HAAS (10/02/09)
Raymond Gustavus Haas, age 86, former resident of rural Fort Scott, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Wednesday morning, Sept. 30, 2009, in Bessemer, Ala. He was born Dec. 22, 1922, in Richards, Mo., the son of Charles and Katie Wilson Haas...
FRANK MILLER (10/02/09)
Frank Miller, age 78, resident of 523 McCleverty, Fort Scott, died Thursday morning, Oct. 1, 2009, at Medicalodge of Fort Scott. He was born April 27, 1931, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Frank Miller and Leora Mae Keffer Miller. Frank married Laura Edens on May 25, 1951, at Fort Scott, Kan...
ANNA LEE MOORE (10/01/09)
Anna Lee Moore, age 83, of LaCygne, Kan., died Sept. 25, 2009, in Tomball, Texas. She was born July 23, 1926 in Harrisonville, Mo., daughter of Charley D. and Ann L. Duncan Moore. She graduated from Archie High School. She also attended Kansas City Business College...
GRACE LOUISE BUFORD (10/01/09)
Grace Louise Buford, 81, of Fort Scott, died Tuesday evening, Sept. 29, 2009 at the Girard Medical Center in Girard, Kansas. She was born Aug. 31, 1928, in Redfield, Kan., the daughter of Arthur Harrison and Nola Elizabeth (Inman) Pitts. She married Ralph Edward Buford on Oct. 7, 1947 in Bentonville, Ark. He preceded her in death on Nov. 20, 1992...