Obituaries from December 2009
MARY ELIZABETH VAN PATTEN
Pastor Timothy Van Patten will conduct funeral services Monday at 1:30 p.m., Jan. 4, in the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the U.S. National Cemetery, Fort Scott. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott...
ROBERT ANTHONY "TONY" SHORT
Robert Anthony "Tony" Short 39, of Fort Scott, Kan., formally of Frontenac, Kan., died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009. He was born Nov. 13, 1970, in Pittsburg, Kan., the son of Robert E. and Marilyn R. (Walker) Short. Tony graduated from Frontenac High School with the Class of 1989...
ROY ERNEST CLARK
Roy Ernest Clark, age 91, former resident of Uniontown, Kan., and more recently of Fort Scott, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, at Mercy Health Center. He was born Jan. 6, 1918, in Uniontown, Kan., the son of Ernest Alvin Clark and Nina Mae Chambers Clark...
MARY ELIZABETH VAN PATTEN
Mary Elizabeth Van Patten, age 85, died early Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at Fort Scott Manor Nursing Home. She was born Aug. 24, 1924, in Trintedad, Colo., the daughter of E. Belton and Ruby May Casebeer Fowler. She married Leonard Orville Van Patten on Feb. 14, 1952. He preceded her in death on June 6, 2000...
Norma Jean Shumate
Norma Jean Shumate, 81, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. View obituary and send condolences on line at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
Wanda Maxine Bowen Foote
Wanda Maxine Bowen Foote, 85, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. She was born Jan. 29, 1924, around the Mulberry, Kan., area to Adam James Jones and Hazel West Jones. She was married to Everett Bowen on Dec. 6, 1941, who preceded her in death on Feb. 6, 1987. She later married Walter Foote and he survives of the home...
Oliver Wayne "Buzz" Sinn
Oliver Wayne "Buzz" Sinn, age 82, of Fort Scott, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at the Truman Health and Rehabilitation Center in Lamar, Mo. He was born July 6, 1927, in Fort Scott, the son of Fred G. Sinn and Elsie Eberle Sinn. Buzz married Juanita Mae Davis on May 28, 1950, in Fort Scott. ...
Peggy Jean Bigley
Peggy Jean Bigley died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at the Evergreen Community Memory Care Unit, in Olathe, Kan. She was born Feb. 7, 1925, she was a lifelong resident of Kansas. She was the daughter of James and Hazel Reed and grew up in Pleasanton, Kan...
INA LUCILLE DIEHL
Ina Lucille Diehl, 92, formerly of Fort Scott, died early Wednesday morning, Dec. 23, 2009 in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
SONJA KAY DAVIS
Sonja Kay Davis, age 57, resident of rural Uniontown, died early Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, as the result of an automobile accident south west of Fort Scott. She was born May 11, 1952, in Springfield, Mo., the daughter of Charles F. Ford and Edna May Strong Ford...
SONJA KAY DAVIS
Sonja Kay Davis, age 57, resident of rural Uniontown, died early Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, as the result of an automobile accident south west of Fort Scott.
Services for Sonja Davis will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
MARTHA NELL EARLY ZUCHT MCBRIDE
Martha Nell Early Zucht McBride, 85, of Fort Scott, Kansas, died Monday morning, Dec. 21, 2009 at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. She was born Jan. 16, 1924, in Sledge, Miss., the daughter of 'N.D.' and Ada Benson (Hughes) Early. She married Earle S. Zucht, Sr. on Feb. 1, 1947 in Denton, Texas. He preceded her in death May 16, 1974...
WELCOME MAE VAN SICKLE
Welcome Mae Van Sickle, 101, of Fulton, Kan., passed away early Friday, Dec. 18, 2009 at home. She was born Jan. 7, 1908 northwest of Hume, Mo., the daughter of Ray and Inez (Umphenour) Hinderliter. At an early age she moved with her parents to a farm south of Hume. ...
PAUL ELZA NUZUM
Paul Elza Nuzum, age 80, resident of 813 S. National Avenue, Fort Scott, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at Fort Scott Manor. He was born March 14, 1929, in Bourbon County, Kan., the son of George Guy Nuzum and Myrtle May Jones Nuzum. Paul was retired military and also worked for Bourbon County in road maintenance...
Welcome Mae Van Sickle
Welcome Mae Van Sickle, 101, of Fulton, Kan., passed away early Friday, Dec. 18, 2009 at home. Rev. Janet Myers will conduct funeral services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, at the West Liberty United Methodist Church, with burial following in the West Liberty Cemetery. ...
Thomas Allen Whitten Sr.
After a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, Thomas Allen Whitten Sr., peacefully took the hand of Jesus, and entered his eternal home Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009. Tom was born on Feb. 23, 1943 at Butler, Mo., the son of Thomas Lee and Dorothy Cleo Zwahlen Whitten. ...
CHESTER ROBERT "BOB" SHAFER
Chester Robert (Bob) Shafer, 79, passed away on Nov. 5, 2009 at his home in Bethany, Okla. He was born on Jan. 19, 1930 in Prescott, Kan. He was the seventh of nine children born to Chester W. and Mary E. Shafer. He served his country in the Air Force from 1950 to 1954 before moving to Bethany, Okla...
TYNCE JOLES II
Tynce Joles, 37, of Fort Scott, died Saturday Dec. 12, 2009. He was born May 27, 1972 in Fairview, Okla., to Tynce "Tiny'' Loyd I and LaJeanna Sara (Springer) Joles. He is survived by his father, Tiny Joles of Fort Scott, his children; Tynce Malachi Joles, of the home, and Enid Rand Joles, two sisters; Tammy Skaggs and Rusty of Fort Scott, Tonya LaPiere of Enid, Okla., four brothers; Tracy Joles and Angie of Fort Scott, Tommy Joles, of Fort Scott, Keith Bradley, of Fort Scott, and Kevin Stewart of Garnett, Kan.. ...
HILDA IRENE PRATHER
Hilda Irene Prather, age 93, resident of Fort Scott Manor Nursing Home, died early Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, at the home where she had made her residence since September of 2006. She was born Aug. 13, 1916, in Toronto, Kan., the daughter of George Burt and Jennie Scott Burt...
James E. Burris
James E. Burris, 75, of Hume, Mo., died Dec. 8, 2009. Memorial services will be 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 13, at the American Legion in Hume, Mo. Arrangements are under the direction of Marts Memorial Services (816) 561-8181.
Velma Ernestine Rocher
Velma Ernestine Rocher, 90, passed away Dec. 10, 2009, at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott. She was born Jan. 22, 1919, at Elkhart, Texas, to Bryant Lee and Lillie Dorma (Brooks) Brooks. On Jan. 19, 1940, she was united in marriage to Alfred Joseph Rocher in Mangum, Okla. She was retired from Key Work Clothes. When she was active, she loved to garden, sew, knit, crochet, and cook...
Nancy Lee Ferguson
Nancy Lee Ferguson, 63, Nevada, passed away on Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, at her home in Nevada following a sudden illness. She was born April 18, 1946, in Kansas City, Mo., to Frank J. Johnson and Gladys Marie Glassburn Johnson. She married Dennis Eddie Ferguson on April 27, 1963, in Osceola, Mo., and he preceded her in death on Nov. 9, 2004...
ANNA MAYME POTTER WOLF
Anna Mayme Potter Wolf, age 95, a resident of Deerfield, Mo., went to be with the Lord, Dec. 8, 2009, at the Medicalodge in Fort Scott, Kan. She was born Feb. 23, 1914, in Deerfield, Mo., the daughter of Lewllyn and Lilla Wiles Potter. She found Christ as her Savior in her teens and was a faithful follower her entire life...
SIEGLINDE P. KELLY
Sieglinde P. Kelly, age 72, of Blue Mound, Kan., died on Dec. 8, 2009, at the Anderson County Hospital in Garnett, Kan. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 11, 2009 at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, Garnett, Kan. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Wings...
ANNA MAYME WOLF
Anna Mayme Wolf, age 95, resident of Fort Scott, died Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 8, 2009, at Medicalodge of Fort Scott. Services for Anna Wolf will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, in the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Deerfield Cemetery, Deerfield, Mo....
WILLIAM EARL "BILL" HAMILTON
William Earl "Bill" Hamilton, 64, of Mound City, Kan., died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009 at his home. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009 at Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Pleasanton, Kan. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Friday at the chapel...
BILLY JOE MILLER
Billy Joe Miller, 33, of Pleasanton, Kan., died Monday, Dec. 7, 2009 as the result of an automobile accident. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11, 2009 at the Pleasanton Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to the Miller Children's Fund...
MARY HELEN PENCE EBERSOLE
Mary Helen (Pence) Ebersole, of Harrisonville, Mo., formerly of Independence, Mo., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009 at Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009 at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Arma, Kan...
NECIE JEAN HOLMAN
Necie Jean Holman, age 80, a resident of Fredonia, Kan., died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, at the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, St. Francis Facility in Wichita, Kansas. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, at the Bronson Cemetery...
REBA MAXINE AYERS
Reba Maxine Ayers, age 95, lifelong Linn County resident, died Sunday Dec. 6, 2009 at Prescott Country View. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday Dec. 11, 2009 at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel in Mound City, Kan. Burial will be in the Pleasanton Cemetery...
JOE GARY JONES
Joe Gary Jones, age 62, of Pleasanton, Kan., passed away on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009 after a two year struggle with cancer. A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday Dec. 10, 2009 at the Mount Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home 10507 Holmes Rd Kansas City, Mo., with a visitation to follow until 8 p.m...
DERICK STEVEN "D-ROD" DRYDEN
Derick Dryden, age 25, of Ottawa, Kan., died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009. He was born on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 1984, in Ottawa, Kan. He was the son of Steve and Karen (Johnson) Dryden. He was a lifelong Ottawa resident. Derick graduated from Ottawa High School with the class of 2004 and Fort Scott Junior College in 2007 with a degree in Agricultural Science...
DWAYNE "GABE" DAVENPORT
Dwayne "Gabe" Davenport, 75, of Girard, Kan., died at 8:45 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009 at his home. He was born Oct. 19, 1934 in Arcadia, Kansas, a son of Arthur "Art" and Doris (Easter) Davenport. He grew up and attended schools in Farlington and graduated from Girard High School in 1952...
Jay Ward Claypool
Jay Ward Claypool, 76, of Richards, Mo., formerly Harrisonville, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at Christian Health Care in Nevada. He was born Dec. 30, 1932, in Richards, Mo., to Joseph Ward Claypool and Bernice Evelyn Sharp Claypool...
Naomi R. Lawrence
Naomi R. Lawrence, 95, retired Secretary for the Loan Committee at Farm and Home Savings and Loan Company, died in Carmichael, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009. She was born, Naomi Ruth Fleming in May, Okla., Woodward County, on July 26, 1914, to Thomas M. Fleming and Mabel Robertson Fleming. Mrs. Lawrence graduated from May High School, taught for two years in country schools and attended business school in Oklahoma City, Okla...
Howard Rice, 87, formerly of Sheldon, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, following a lengthy illness. He was born April 13, 1932, in Sheldon, to Earl August Rice and Leona May Moore Rice. He married Edna Mae Gordon on Sept. 15, 1940, in Bronaugh, Mo., and she survives of Nevada...
DOROTHY ELIZABETH GALVIN
Dorothy Elizabeth Galvin, age 85, resident of 1019 S. National, Fort Scott, Kan., died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, at her home. She was born May 3, 1924, in Great Lakes, Illinois, the daughter of Leonard B. Tracy and Philonena Ranke Tracy. Dorothy worked in earlier years as bookkeeper for Montgomery Ward and later as clerk with Galvin Drug Store...
STEPHEN F BRADY
Stephen F. Brady, age 64, resident of Fulton, Kan., died Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, at his home in Fulton following a lengthy illness. He was a retired antique dealer. He is survived by a sister, Rebecca Osse. At his request, his body was cremated with private family burial...
DOROTHY ELIZABETH GALVIN
Dorothy Elizabeth Galvin, age 85, resident of 1019 S. National, Fort Scott, Kan., died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, at her home.
Funeral arrangements for Dorothy Galvin will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
JERALD RAY SIMONS
Jerald Ray Simons, age 72, Mound City, Kan., died November 28, 2009. He was born on Oct. 29, 1937 at Arcadia, Kan., the son of Ora and Nellie Reynolds Simons. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday Dec. 2, 2009 at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel in Mound City...