Obituaries from January 2010
Marvin F. Rice
Marvin F. Rice, 83, of Butler, Mo., passed away Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, at the Kansas City Hospice House of kidney failure. Marvin is now, happily, in the arms of the Lord and his beloved wife, Dulcie. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February, 2, at the Atkinson Chapel in Adrian, with visitation from 10-11 a.m., at the chapel. ...
Josephine Caroline Clark
Josephine Caroline Clark, born March 21, 1921, in Hume, Mo., passed away Jan. 28, 2010, at the Ozark Community Hospital, Springfield, Mo. She passed peacefully from this Earth to meet her Heavenly Father. Josephine was born to Ralph Russell Ewan and Edith Elizabeth Coon-Ewan. ...
Catherine Isabelle Higley Broughton
Catherine Isabelle Higley Broughton passed away on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, at Overland Park Place Nursing Center, Overland Park, Kan. She would have been 94 on Jan. 29. Services will be held at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada, on Monday, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Sunday, Jan. 31, from 7 to 8 p.m., Interment will be at Newton Burial Park, in Nevada. Friends may call at the funeral home from now and until the time of service...
Phyllis Marie Scougal
Phyllis Marie Scougal, 80, Nevada, formerly of Bronaugh, passed on to a greater life on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, at her home in Nevada. She was born on Oct. 9, 1929, in Siam, Iowa, to Oran H. and Ora Oxley Stanley. She married Paul R. Scougal on June 6, 1948, in Des Moines, Iowa, and he survives of the home...
JOHN HENRY FOX
John Henry Fox, 74, of rural Girard, Kan., died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010 at his residence at rural Girard.
Obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Girard.
ROSCOE PETERSON SR.
Roscoe Peterson, Sr., 99, of Girard, died at 4:55 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010 in the Heritage Nursing Home in Girard. He was born Jan. 25, 1910 at Drywood, Kan., a son of John Lemuel and Gertrude Inez (Leverich) Peterson. He attended Hatch School, near Farlington, Kan., and the Fairview School, near Lake Farlington...
KENNETH LAWRENCE REED
Kenneth Lawrence Reed, age 80, of LaCygne, Kan., died Thursday Jan. 21, 2010 at his home. Due to Kenneth's wishes he was cremated and a memorial service will be at a later date at Pueblo, Colo. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.coffelschneider.com...
KATHERINE ELIZABETH LINDEMANN DAVIS
Katherine Elizabeth Lindemann Davis, age 95, of Prescott, Kan., died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010 at the Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott, Kan. Services for Katherine will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010 at the Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home Pleasanton, Kan...
RAYMOND LANCE NICHOLS
Raymond Lance Nichols, age 48, resident of rural Fort Scott, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, at Mercy Health Center. He was born March 14, 1961, in Lakin, Kan., the son of Lance and Charlene Nichols. There was cremation with services and burial in Canadian, Okla., under the direction of Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott...
LORETTA JEAN COX
Loretta Jean Cox, age 76, former resident of Fort Scott and currently of Kansas City, Kan., died Jan. 7, 2010, in the Providence Medical Center in Kansas City. She was born Nov. 25, 1933 in Girard, Kan., the daughter of Albert Cox and Mildred Welcher Cox...
DAVID CHARLES FRANZ
Mr. David Charles Franz, 73, of Frederick, Md., and formerly of Damascus, Md., died on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010 at the Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was born and raised in Fort Scott, Kan., and is a graduate of the University of Kansas. He served his country in the United States Army. He was retired from the Montgomery County Public Schools as a teacher at Damascus High School. After his retirement he worked in sales at Wolf's Furniture Store and also at Woodward and Lothrop's Department Store...
James W. "Whittier" Toothaker
James W. "Whittier" Toothaker, 53, passed away on Thursday Jan. 21, 2010, at his home in Nevada. He was born Sept. 30, 1956, in St. Elmo, Ill., to William H. Toothaker and Anna Marie Lustig Toothaker. James grew up in Illinois. He attended high school in Effingham, Ill,, where most of his life was spent. ...
Madeline Slaughter, age 77, of Prescott Country View Nursing Home passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. Madeline was born Oct. 28, 1932 at Milfay, Okla. She was the daughter of Jewell Ann and Woodrow Barker. Madeline attended elementary and high school at Milfay...
KATHRYN E. "KILLER" COCHRAN
Kathryn E. "Killer" Cochran, 66, of Walnut, Kan., died at 7:31 p.m., Monday, Jan. 18, 2010 in Freeman West in Joplin, Mo., after a long illness. She was born Dec. 14, 1943 in Fort Scott, Kan., a daughter of Basil and Mildred (Beggs) Hill. She grew up and attended schools at Fort Scott and Fulton, Mo...
EVELYN CAROLE WOODS
Someone once said "I used to want to change the world. Now all I want to do is be able to leave the room with a little dignity." Evelyn Carole Woods was able to do both of those things on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010. Carole Woods, 66, of Fort Scott, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010 at the St. Johns Medical Center in Joplin...
EVELYN CAROLE WOODS
Carole Woods, 66 of Fort Scott, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010 at the St. Johns Medical Center in Joplin.
Funeral Arrangements for Carole Woods are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street.
DANNIE RAY HENDRIX
Dannie Ray Hendrix, age 48, a resident of Walker, Mo., died unexpectedly Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, at his home. He was born Dec. 10, 1961, at Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Larry Dean Hendrix and Judy Carson Hendrix. He married Susan Hester on June 18, 1987...
ROSE MARIE WALROD
Rose Marie Walrod, age 88 a resident of Pleasanton, Kan., died Friday, Jan. 15, 2010 at the Prescott Country View Nursing home at Prescott, Kan. She was born Jan. 13, 1922 in Yakima, Wash. Rose married James D. Walrod Jr. on June 3, 1942 and he preceded her in death on Aug. 29, 2001. Also preceding her in death is a son, Dewight A. (Tony) Walrod, a granddaughter, Debbi Walrod, three brothers; George, Lloyd, Everett Carvo, and a sister; Berniece Canter...
Sandra Lynn Patterson
Sandra Lynn Patterson, 49, of Bella Vista, Ark., passed from this life Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. She was born on Sept. 3, 1960, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Jerrold Clifford and Nancy Jo (Smith) Patterson. The family lived in Shawnee and Overland Park, Kan., before moving to Ava, Mo., in 1971. ...
Donald Gordon, 89, died Jan. 4, 2010 in La Jolla, Calif. He was one of the few remaining World War II Fighter Aces. Captain Donald "Flash" Gordon was born to his mother Helen Lee (Couch) and father Arch Brown Gordon on July 17, 1920, in a farmhouse just outside of Garland, Kan. ...
Wyomia Uinta (Marriott) Mark
Wyomia Uinta (Marriott) Mark, of Ash Grove, Mo., passed away Jan. 14, 2010, at the Ash Grove Health Care Facility. She was born March 2, 1910, to William Oliver and Nellie Allie (Roberts) Marriott. She was married to William Basil Mark on June 20, 1928, at Santa Ana, Calif., and to this union four children were born: Mary Marcellene, Basil Eugene, Ronald Lee, and Paul Ralph...
Ruby Mae Harper
Ruby Mae Harper, age 88, resident of Fort Scott, died early Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, at Mercy Health Center. She was born Jan. 8, 1922, in Pittsburg, Kan., the daughter of Elmer Miller and Mamie Edwards Miller. She first married Herman Wesley Bacon in 1941. ...
GLADYS JEAN CLAYPOOL
Gladys Jean Claypool, 98, Richards, Mo., died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at her residence following a brief illness. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at Richland Cemetery, Richards, Mo., with Pastor Ricky Wallace officiating...
ROBERT LEE WOBBE
Robert Lee Wobbe, 82, of Jacksonville, Ore., died on Dec. 17, 2009. Robert was born in Uniontown, Kan., on Oct. 6, 1927 to Henry Clay and Beulah (Hite) Wobbe. He attended Uniontown High School and remained close to his classmates. He and his parents moved to Medford where he attended Medford Senior High. He graduated with his class of 1945...
JASON D. LEWIS
Jason D. Lewis, age 32 of Bronson, Kansas passed away January 13, 2010, at Allen County Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Moran. Burial will follow in the Bronson Cemetery. ...
Sandra Lynn Patterson, 49, of Bella Vista, Ark., died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 at her home. Funeral Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
STEPHEN (STEVE) D. CRANDALL
Stephen (Steve) D. Crandall, 62, of Topeka, passed away at his home on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010. He was born Aug. 27, 1947 in Wichita, Kan., to Harvey and Harriette Shuart Crandall. Steve moved at the age of six months with his family to a farm southwest of Fort Scott, Kan...
FREDA MARIE SHORTEN KIGER
Freda Marie (Shorten) Kiger, 91, formerly of Fort Scott, Kan., passed away Friday, Jan. 8, 2010 at Heritage Estates in Gering, Neb. Freda was born on June 26, 1918 at Fort Scott, Kan., to Clarence A. and Manilla F. (Elbrader) Shorten. She was raised and graduated from high school in Fort Scott and was one of the few remaining from the Class of 1936...
SHAWN PAUL MUMBOWER
Shawn Paul Mumbower, 35, of Greenwood, Ark., went to be with Jesus Jan. 10, 2010 at a Fort Smith, Ark. hospital. He came into this life Aug. 31, 1974 in Webb City, Mo. Shawn was a Christian, and loved fishing, music, and spending time with his family and friends...
RAYMOND L. JENT
Raymond L. Jent, 86, of Lubbock, Texas, passed away on Friday, Dec. 11, 2009. Ray was born near Hume, Mo., on Sept. 28, 1923, to Dolly and Edward Jent. He married Mickey Pillot while serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Ray began his career in the music business with Jenkins Music in Joplin, Mo., in 1946. After managing both the Amarillo and Lubbock locations of Jenkins Music, Ray and his wife Mickey opened their own music store, Jent's House of Music, on July 15, 1961...
MILDRED MAY WEDDINGTON
Mildred May Weddington, age 76, a resident of Springfield, Mo., died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, at the James River Care Center in Springfield. Wayne Sams and Robert Tate will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel...
GEORGIA EDNA STUCKEY
Georgia Edna Stuckey, 96, of Fort Scott, Kan., died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010 at Mercy Health Center, Fort Scott. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Pleasanton, Kan. Internement will be in the Pleasanton Cemetery...
Betty Ginther age 65 of Fulton, Kan., died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010 at Mt Carmel Medical Center. She was born Dec. 15, 1944 at Stockton, Mo., the daughter of Ray and Jaunita Anderson Hollandsworth. She married Garland Ginther on July 31, 1988. She was preceded in death by a sister Dixie LeeMasters. ...
STACEY ALEXANDER FURSE JR.
Stacey Alexander Furse Jr., age 74, passed away on Jan. 6, 2010, at his home near Mound City, Kan. Stacey was born at the original Furse family home on April 3, 1935, the son of Stacey Alexander and Ruth May Ellis Furse. He was a 1952 graduate of Mound City High School...
JAMES ROBERT LABELLE SR.
James Robert LaBelle Sr., age 65, resident of Marion, Kan., died Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at the Post Acute Center in Bel Aire, Kan., near Wichita. He was born Nov. 20, 1944, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Paul LaBelle and Katherine Wheaton LaBelle. He attended St. Mary's Catholic School in Fort Scott in his earlier years...
MARIA-TERESA "TESS" BARBARA WISLER KEANE
Mass of Christian Burial for Maria-Teresa "Tess" Barbara Wisler Keane, 25, Lawrence will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. She died Jan. 5, 2010 at University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan...
BARBARA ELOISE PYLE AUSTIN
Barbara Eloise (Pyle) Austin, 88, died at 2:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Society of Parsons. Her home was 410 Parkway Drive in Parsons until June 2006 when she became a resident of the Parsons Good Samaritan Society. She was born Oct. 25, 1921, on the Pyle family farm northwest of Emporia, Kan., to Lester and Mattie (Loomis) Pyle...
DAVID WILLIAM SCHNICHELS
David William Schnichels, age 77, resident of Fort Scott, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, at Fort Scott Medicalodge. He was born April 26, 1932, in Hominy, Okla., the son of Garrett Lawrence and Lillian Oriole Reasoner Schnichels. He married Virginia Malson on June 9, 1965. They later divorced...
DAVID WILLIAM SCHNICHELS
David William Schnichels, age 77, resident of Fort Scott, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, at Fort Scott Medicalodge.
Services for David Schnichels will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel, Fort Scott.
MICHAEL L. BUFFINGTON
Michael L. Buffington, 68, Grove. Okla., died in Grove, Thursday evening, Dec. 31, 2009. Mike was born in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Joseph and Vera Leffler Buffington. He grew up in Fort Scott and graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1959. He served four years in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1963...
GLEN WAYNE NIEMEIR
Glen Wayne Niemeir, age 88, resident of Fort Scott, died early Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at the Mercy Health Center. He was born Dec. 27, 1921, in Devon, Kan., the son of Charles F. Niemeir and Pearl Calvin Niemeir. He first married Ruby McCracken on Jan. 17, 1946. She preceded him in death on Oct. 17, 1979...
Elaine Ropp, 56, of Fort Scott, died Saturday morning, Jan. 2, 2010 at the Kansas University Medical Center. She was born Feb. 24, 1953 in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Hubert Cedric and Cora Louise (Anderson) McCurley. She married Douglas Ropp Oct. 8, 1972 in Fort Scott, Kan. He survives of the home...
LESTER EUGENE "LES" HINKLEY
Lester Eugene "Les" Hinkley, 90 of Bella Vista, Ark., formerly of Fort Scott, died Friday, Jan. 1, 2010 in Springdale, Arkansas. He was born Nov. 20, 1919 in Neosho County Kan., the son of Charles Sumner and Nina Pearl (Mix) Hinkley. He married Beth Irene Zimmerman June 20, 1942 in Chicago, Ill. She preceded him in death Aug. 26, 2004...