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Obituaries from February 2010

Anna Jeans (02/27/10)
Anna Jeans, 74, of Fort Scott, formerly of Deerfield, died Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home.
Jo Ann Bennett Ida (02/27/10)
Jo Ann Bennett Ida, 85, of Fort Scott, passed away on Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, at home after suffering a stroke in November 2009. Jo Ann was born on Oct. 22, 1924, in Magnolia, Ark., the daughter of Thomas Leslie and Ruth Roper Bennett. Jo Ann lived her early life in Magnolia and graduated from Magnolia Senior High School. ...
Carolyn Maurine Wallace (02/27/10)
Carolyn Maurine Wallace, 64, Walker, Mo., passed away Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin following an illness of several weeks. She was born Oct. 12, 1945, in Nevada, to Earl Eugene Dennis and Feba Maurine Daily Dennis. She married Jack Wallace on Nov. 5, 1965, in Anchorage, Alaska, and he survives of the home...
DONNA LOUISE SIMPSON (02/25/10)
Donna Louise Simpson, age 60, resident of rural Arcadia, Kan., died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center in Pittsburg, Kan. She was born March 10, 1949, in Fort Scott the daughter of Donald W. Horning and Helen Louise Johnson Horning...
KATHRYN P. KEAZER (02/24/10)
Kathryn P. Keazer, 93, a resident of Presbyterian Village, formerly of Prescott, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Feb. 22, 2010, following a lengthy struggle with cancer. She was welcomed into the home of Edward and Anna Hennessy Gorman on Feb. 2, 1917, in Fulton, Kan...
ABNER D. JOHNSON (02/23/10)
Abner Delbert Johnson, 90, of Uniontown, Kansas, died Sunday evening, February 21, 2010 at the Moran Manor Nursing Home in Moran, Kansas. He was born April 17, 1919 in Garnett, Kansas the son of Delbert and Katie Beulah (Wilson) Johnson. He married Grace 'Josephine' Handrahan May 24, 1942 in Uniontown, Kansas. She survives of the home...
Ted Thomas (02/20/10)
Ted Thomas, 77, of Schell City, former Vernon County Sheriff, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at Ellett Memorial Hospital, in Appleton, City. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, at First Baptist Church, in Schell City, with Doug Reynolds officiating. ...
Carolyn Sue Cliffman (02/20/10)
Carolyn Sue Cliffman, 67, Sheldon, Mo., passed away on Friday, Feb. 21, 2010, at her home in Sheldon following a short illness. She was born on April 27, 1942, in Fort Scott, to Wayne Caldwell Johnston and Margaret Lucille Wirt Johnston. She married Vernon R. Cliffman on Jan. 27, 1962, in Arcadia, Kan., and he survives of the home...
Charles Daniel VanBuskirk (02/20/10)
Charles Daniel VanBuskirk, age 74, resident of rural Mapleton, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at his home. He was born Aug. 30, 1935, in Bourbon County, Kan., the son of Don A. VanBuskirk and Letha Mae Beck VanBuskirk. He was a graduate of the Fulton High School. ...
CHARLES DANIEL VAN BUSKIRK (02/19/10)
Charles Daniel Van Buskirk, age 74, resident of rural Mapleton, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at his home. Services for Charles Van Buskirk will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel.
EARL "TINKER" TOTMAN (02/19/10)
Earl "Tinker" Totman, 81, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010 at the K.U. Medical Center in Kansas City. He was born on March 13, 1928 in Arcadia, the son of Lester and Beulah Moss Totman. Earl was raised in Arcadia and had lived in southeast Kansas before moving to Osage City in 1954, where he has lived since...
LESTER VALENTINE SINN (02/18/10)
Lester Valentine Sinn, 84, of Fort Scott, died Tuesday evening, Feb. 16, 2010 at his home. He was born Feb. 14, 1926 in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Fred Gottfred and Elsie Sophia (Eberle) Sinn. He married Shirley Ann Turner July 26, 1957 in Fort Scott. She preceded him in death March 13, 2003...
ROBERT JAMES "BOB" TUCHSCHERER (02/17/10)
Robert James "Bob" Tuchscherer, age 67, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., passed away Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, at his home. Bob was born on June 20, 1942, in Breckenridge, Minn., the son of Sylvester "Tuck" and Isabel Tuchscherer. While attending Anamoose High School, he was a four-sport athlete...
HARVEY WAYNE HALL (02/17/10)
Harvey Wayne Hall, age 75, a resident of Fort Scott, died Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, at his home. He was born April 14, 1934, in Fort Scott, the son of Charles Edward and Virginia Thompson Hall. He was a graduate of Fort Scott High School. He was employed by Peerless Products...
Buford William Johnson (02/13/10)
Buford William Johnson, age 94, resident of Bronson, Kan., died Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, at the Moran Manor Nursing Home in Moran, Kan. He was born Nov. 23, 1915, in Uniontown, Kan., the son of William Emry Johnson and Leota Blanche Ramsey Johnson. He was a graduate of the Uniontown High School. ...
ELLSWORTH RUSSELL LONG (02/16/10)
Ellsworth Russell Long, age 89, former resident of Prescott, Kan., and more recently of Millersville, Penn., died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2010, in Millersville. He was born May 10, 1920, in Prescott, Kan., the son of Roy Erin Long and Margaret Ethel Miller Long...
JOE GREGORY (02/16/10)
Joe Gregory 89, of Fort Scott, died at his home Saturday morning, Feb. 13, 2010. Funeral arrangements for Joe Gregory are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
ROBERT JAMES TUCHSCHERER (02/16/10)
Robert James Tuchscherer, age 67, a resident of Fort Scott, died Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, at his home. Funeral arrangements for Robert James Tuchscherer will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
HARVEY WAYNE HALL (02/16/10)
Harvey Wayne Hall, age 75, a resident of Fort Scott, died Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, at his home. Funeral arrangements for Harvey Wayne Hall will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
STANLEY LEE GILES (02/16/10)
Stanley Lee Giles, age 69, of Linn Valley, Kan., died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010. Memorial Funeral Service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday Feb. 27, 2010 at the Linn Valley Community Church. Private inurnment will be in the Leavenworth National Cemetery...
Lavon H. Clayton Coleman (02/13/10)
Lavon H. Clayton Coleman, 88, died Thursday morning, Feb. 11, 2010, at the Prescott Country View Nursing Home. She was born Aug. 13, 1921, in Mapleton, Kan., the daughter of Curtis Leroy and Emma C. (O'Dell) Clayton. She married Howard Coleman Nov. 25, 1939 in Pleasanton, Kan. He preceded her in death Jan. 8, 1986...
Waneta McKinnis (02/13/10)
Waneta McKinnis, 91, of Uniontown, Kan., died Thursday evening, Feb. 11, 2010, at the Fort Scott Manor Nursing Home in Fort Scott, Kan. She was born Feb. 24, 1918, in Uniontown, the daughter of Benjamin Adelbert and Anga Belle (Britton) Rogers. She was a graduate of Uniontown High School. On Dec. 27, 1940, she married Charles Siegle McKinnis. He preceded her in death July 5, 2000...
Charles Edward Miller (02/13/10)
Charles Edward Miller, 80, Milo, Mo., passed away at his home on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, following a lengthy illness. He was born June 3, 1929, in Verona, Mo., to Richard R. Miller and Dorothy B. Gripka Miller. He married Lou Ellen Wilson on Nov. 24, 1962, in Rolla, Mo., and she preceded him in death in 2003...
DOROTHY CLARICE LEAVELL (02/12/10)
Dorothy Clarice Leavell, 88, Lamar, Mo., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010 at 5:52 a.m. at the Barton County Memorial Hospital in Lamar, Mo. Services will be Friday, Feb. 12, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the Sheldon Baptist Church in Sheldon, Mo., with burial in the Sheldon Cemetery. Pastor Jerod Lamb will officiate...
LAVON HAZLEDEE COLEMAN (02/12/10)
Lavon Hazledeene Coleman, 88, died Thursday morning, Feb. 11, 2010 at the Prescott Country View Nursing Home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
LUCILLE JEWSBURY (02/12/10)
Lucille Jewsbury, age 76, resident of rural Fort Scott, died unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at Mercy Health Center. She was born on Feb. 23, 1933, the daughter of Tella Andrew "Andy" and Maude Fern Feezell Toler. She married Charles Jewsbury on Aug. 18, 1952, in Gravette, Ark...
MARGARET LOUISE NEVIUS (02/12/10)
Margaret Louise Nevius, age 71, of Fort Scott, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010. Margaret was born on March 14, 1939 the daughter of Hazel and Walter Homes. She is survived by four siblings: Kelley Holmes, Fort Scott, Norman Coureton, Overland Park, Maxine Berneck, Cortez, Colo., and Carol Nichols, Parker. She is also survived by three children: Leroy Porter, Joplin, Jolene Carpenter, Rhode Island, and Kimberly Hogan, Lexington, Mo., 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild...
MARY J. CAMPBELL (02/11/10)
Mary J. Campbell, 89, of Columbus, Kan., passed away Feb. 9, 2010 at St John's Medical Center in Joplin, Mo. Mary was born on December 27, 1920 in Fort Scott, Kansas the daughter of Robert and Mary (Thompson) Campbell. Mary was lifelong resident of Fort Scott where her family owned and operated The Rock Creek Dairy farm...
JONELLE STUMFOLL (02/10/10)
JoNelle Stumfoll, age 62, a resident of Fort Scott, died unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, at the Mercy Health Center Emergency Room. She was born May 9, 1947, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Mindon Lyle and Bobbie B. Barrett Anderson. She was a graduate of Fort Scott High School...
FRED FARMER (02/09/10)
Fred Farmer, age 71, a resident of Bronson, Kan., died late Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at the Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott. He was born Oct. 17, 1938, in South Gate, Calif., the son of Frank Farmer and Eunice Campbell Farmer. He married Karen Sampson on June 12, 1982, in Buena Park, Calif...
Margaret Ellen Shade Branstetter (02/06/10)
Margaret Ellen Shade Branstetter arrived in Heaven at 5:55 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010. She had been ill since Christmas Day. She was welcomed home by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, her beloved husband, Lawrence A., "Bud"; the twins she miscarried in 1958; her parents; brother; three sisters, Eva, Fay, and Gertrude; many other family members and friends...
Viola Frances Urner (02/06/10)
Viola Frances Urner, 88, Nevada, passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. She was born Sept. 15, 1921, in Nevada, the daughter of Frank Sterling Vaughn and Dexia Asenath Biggs Vaughn. She was married March 27, 1940, to Anthony M. Urner and he preceded her in death July 29, 1966...
Jimmie R. Dowell (02/06/10)
Jimmie R. Dowell, a self-employed subcontractor, passed away on Feb. 5, 2010, at the age of 45. He was preceded in death by his father, Toney Dowell, brother-in-law Timothy Carver, and niece Chasity Dowell. He is survived by his mother Huleta Dowell, of Wichita, brothers, Bill, Gene, Richard (Shelia), and Mike (Patricia) Dowell, all of Wichita; sisters Rita Hawkins, Wichita, Joyce (Duane) Mikesell, Derby, Patricia Brustrom, Cave City, Ark., Theresa (John) Dowell, Atlantic Beach, Fla., Barbara (Martin) Reents, Hope Well, Va., Carolyn (Charles) Goodson, Tonya (Michael) Carver, Wichita; 39 nieces and nephews; 48 great nieces and nephews; one great-great niece; and Goddaughter Kalyn Graves. ...
Glenn LeRoy Smith (02/06/10)
Glenn LeRoy Smith, age 68, Mound City, Kan., died Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, at Olathe Medical Center. Graveside funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 8, at the Richland Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel in Mound City. The family suggests contributions to the Mayo Clinic, Leukemia Research. Online condolences for the family can be left at www.coffelschneider.com. Arrangements are by Coffel-Schneider, Mound City, Kan...
GLENN OLIVER "BABE" SCOTT (02/05/10)
Glenn Oliver "Babe" Scott, 83, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, at McCune Brooks Hospital in Carthage, Mo. He was born Nov. 2, 1926, in Fort Scott, Kan., to William Marcus Scott and Mary Frances Buchanan Scott. He married Margaret Rose Taylor in May 1950 at the First Presbyterian Church in Nevada, Mo. Although they divorced, the couple remained friends to the end...
FRED FARMER (02/05/10)
Fred Farmer, age 71, a resident of Bronson, Kan., died late Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at the Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott. Funeral services for Fred Farmer will be announced by the Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
PLEASANT JOHN PRUITT (02/04/10)
Pleasant John Pruitt, 88, retired pharmacist, loving father and grandfather, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010. There was a rosary at 6 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 31 with Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 1, both at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic CHurch, 1321 Stratford Lane Wichita, Kan., 667206...
BETTIE LENORA BOYLES (02/03/10)
Bettie Lenora Boyles, 66, of Rich Hill, Mo., died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010 at her home. Cremation with private family services. Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society c/o the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.coffelschneider.com...
STEPHEN J. COWAN (02/02/10)
Stephen J. Cowan, 61, of Arma, died at 3:15 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 at the Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center in Pittsburg following a short battle with cancer. He was born June 1, 1948 at the home of his parents, Mildred (Grizzle) Cowan and delivered by his father John E. (Jack) Cowan...
WANDA JUNE ROSS (02/02/10)
Wanda June Ross, 89, of Fort Scott, Kan., formerly of Blue Mound, Kan., died Monday, Feb. 01, 2010 at Prescott Countryview Nursing Home, Prescott, Kan. She was born July 27, 1920 in Centerville, Kan., the daughter of Arthur and Mabel Zimmerman Richards...