Obituaries from October 2010
Charlotte M. Beard
Charlotte M. Beard, age 82, a former resident of Fort Scott and Pittsburg, died Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at the Eastwood Manor in Commerce, Okla. Funeral services for Charlotte Beard will be announced by the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott...
Marian M. Cameron
Marian M. Cameron, 80, of Rich Hill, died on Oct. 28, 2010, at the Maple Senior Living of Butler, Butler, Mo. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m., at the Heuser Funeral Home with burial in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Rich Hill. The family will receive friends on Saturday, from 1 p.m., until service time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kern Senior Center c/o the Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill...
Hazel I. Garton
Hazel I. Garton 87, Bronaugh, passed away Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at National Healthcare, Joplin, Mo. She was born March 1, 1923, in Moundville, Mo., to Marian Alpha Shaw and Clara Ann Maddox Shaw. She was married July 11, 1941, in Joplin, to Harold Dean Garton, and he preceded her in death June 24, 1994. She then married Huber Wise, May 16, 1996, in Bronaugh, and he also preceded her in death...
James William Wyant Sr.
James William Wyant Sr., 80, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at his home in Nevada following a brief illness. He was born Nov. 19, 1930, to Jess Wyant and Odessa Marie Pennington Wyant. He married Elizabeth Lee Fueston on April 1, 1950, in Bentonville, Ark., and she preceded him in death on March 26, 2006...
Bennie Edward Banks
Bennie Edward Banks, 91, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin. He was born Sept. 19, 1919, in Nevada, to Elmor W. Banks and Maude Williams Jones Banks. Bennie grew up in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School in 1938. ...
Carol Lynn Marcano
Carol Lynn Marcano, 62, died at her home in Pittsburg, Kan., on Oct. 28, 2010. She was born May 24, 1948, in Fort Scott, Kan., the only child of Walter and Mary Kendig. She spent her school years in Fort Scott. On April 19, 1965, she married Marc Marcano. Carol continued her education, graduating from PSU in 1970 with a B.S. in social work and in 1973 with a B.S. in nursing...
PAULA J. ISAACSON
Paula J. Isaacson, 60, of Fort Scott, died Monday evening, Oct. 25, 2010 at the Mercy Health Center. She was born Oct. 28, 1949 in Louisville, Ky., the daughter of J. Paul and Betty Jean (Jekel) Wall. She married James Isaacson Jan.18, 1974 in New Albany, Ind. He survives of the home...
PATRICIA ANN PENNINGTON
Patricia Ann Pennington, age 84, of Linn Valley, Kan., died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010 at her home. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 29 at the Linn Valley Community Church. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday Oct. 28 at Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home LaCygne, Kan., and from 9:30 a.m. to service time Friday at the Church...
MAXINE CORRINE BROWN YOUNG
On April 16, 1930 born Maxine Corrine Brown, in Kansas City, Kan., she was the first child born to Essick Brown and Berneda Lucille Brown. Her parents preceded her in death. She was the eldest sister of Olene M. Brown - Singleton and both sisters spent a majority of their childhood with Grandmother Corrine Finley and relatives...
BONNIE LUKER CORNWALL
Bonnie Luker Cornwall, former resident of Denton, Texas, died Oct. 13, 2010. She was born on Aug. 30, 1942, in Uniontown, Kan. She is survived by her husband, Robert; a daughter, Carla George; two sons, Jeff Christy and Thomas Cornwall; nine grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, one brother, Eldon Luker; and three sisters, Lois Wynn, Lucille Ward, and Phyllis Randal...
PAULA J. ISAACSON
Paula J. Isaacson, 80, of Fort Scott, died Monday evening, Oct. 25, 2010 at the Mercy Health Center.
Funeral arrangements for Paula Isaacson are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, Fort Scott, Kan. 66701.
DON HAYS SAYLES
Don Hays Sayles, 85, of Blue Mound, Kan., died Saturday morning, Oct. 23, 2010 at the Prescott Countryview Nursing Home. He was born Sept. 5, 1925 in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Donald and Jessie Lorena (Hays) Sayles. He is survived by his brother-in-law, Darrel Sullenger of Tulsa, Okla...
KATHRYN MAXINE DEER
Kathryn Maxine Deer, age 88, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Sunday, Oct., 24, 2010, at the Guest Home Estates in Fort Scott. She was born Dec. 10, 1921, in Bronson, Kan., the daughter of Arthur Glenn Jackson and Martha Ester Reynolds Jackson. She graduated from Mildred, Kansas High School...
RAYMOND PETER "BUD" HARTMAN
Raymond Peter "Bud" Hartman, age 89, a resident of Oelrichs, South Dakota, died Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, at the Fort Scott Manor in Fort Scott, Kan. He was born Nov. 6, 1920, in Defiance, Iowa, the son of Johann W. Hartmann and Kate Hulsebus Hartmann...
HAROLD EARL MICHAELS
Harold Earl Michaels, age 85, a former resident of Fort Scott, and more recently of Kansas City, Mo., died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at the NorthCare Hospice House. He was born April 23, 1925, in rural Bourbon County, Kan., the son of Earl F. Michaels and Audrey May Parrish Michaels...
Sara Lou Lawhorne
Sara Lou Lawhorne, 67, Nevada, died at her residence Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, following a lengthy illness. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the First Christian Church in Nevada. Contributions may be made in her memory to either Vernon County Cancer Relief or the Nevada Regional Medical Center Foundation c/o Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada...
Jack E. Fitzgerel
Jack E. Fitzgerel passed away Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at his home. Jack Edward Fitzgerel was born on Jan. 26, 1923, in rural Higginsville, Mo., to Dewey and Ella Frances Anson Fitzgerel. He graduated from Farmer's High School near Centerview, Mo. Mr. ...
Debra Louise Motz
Debra Louise Motz, 47, Lamar, Mo., passed away Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at the Barton County Memorial Hospital in Lamar. Debra was born Jan. 9, 1963, in Lamar. She was a lifetime resident of Barton and Vernon counties. She attended Sheldon High School in Sheldon, Mo. ...
LEVI "SAM" THOMPSON
Levi "Sam" Thompson, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., and formerly of Wrightwood, Calif., died Oct. 17, 2010 at KU Med Center. He was born July 11, 1948 to Levi and Elnora Thompson of Fort Scott. He was a furniture designer, artist and poet. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: Douglas L. Thompson, Fort Scott; and George R. Thompson, Canon City, Colo.; and one sister: Mary Brown, Wichita, Kan...
DORA ELLEN HENNING
Dora Ellen Henning, age 76, a former resident of Fort Scott and more recently of DeSoto, Kan., died Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, as the result of an automobile accident. She was born Jan. 30, 1934, at Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Harry E. Wilson and Pearl Gunsolley Wilson...
WILLIAM "BILL" FOWLER
William "Bill" Fowler, age 78, resident of 2135 Native Road, Fort Scott, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Mercy Health Center. He was born March 1, 1932, in Moundville, Mo., the son of John Fowler and Mazie Clack Fowler. He married Marilyn Hurd on June 28, 1950. They divorced in December of 1960, and remarried on July 2, 1993...
LEE ROY "BUD" WRIGHT
Lee Roy "Bud" Wright, 67, of rural Arma, died at 11:20 p.m., Monday, Oct. 18, 2010 at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo. Mr. Wright was born March 13, 1943 at Fort Scott, Kan., the son of John and Thelma Pyle Wright. Lee was retired from the Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Society in Fairway, Kan., where he was director. He also had worked in the oil fields in Western Kansas...
EVA ISABELL ATHERTON
Eva Isabell Atherton, 88, of Pleasanton, Kan., died Friday, Oct. 15, 2010 at Mercy Health Center, Fort Scott, Kan. She was born Dec. 6, 1921 in Mapleton, Kan., the daughter of Arthur and Belle Post Plain. She was a graduate of Fulton High School She married Otto Atherton on Jan. 2, 1941. He preceded her on April 5, 1988...
LOLA MAY ANDREWS
Lola May Andrews, age 90, a resident of Lansing, Kan., died Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, at the Golden Living Center in Lansing. She was born May 21, 1920, in rural Walnut, Kan., the daughter of Otis Merrill Johnson and Mary Etta Cook Johnson. She first married Marshall H. Moor in 1938, at Waverly, Kan...
WILLIAM MARION EUGENE FOWLER
William Marion Eugene Fowler, age 78, resident of 2135 Native Road, Fort Scott, died Tuesday, October 19, at Mercy Health Center.
Services for William Fowler will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701.
DORA ELLEN HENNING
Dora Ellen Henning, age 76, a former resident of Fort Scott and more recently of DeSoto, Kansas, died Monday, October 18, 2010, as the result of an automobile accident. Funeral services for Dora Ellen Henning will be announced by the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott...
GLENDA WOOD DEHERRERA
Glenda Wood DeHerrera, 53, went to be with the Lord Oct. 13, 2010, in Olathe, Kan., after fighting cancer. She was born Glenda Ranae Wood, July 17, 1957, in Pittsburg, Kan., to Walter H. and Georgia Mathews Wood. In 1958, she moved with her family to Ames, Iowa, where she went to grade school and high school, graduating in 1975...
MABLE SMITH WOODY PLUM
Mable Smith Woody Plum, age 91, a former resident of Fort Scott, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at the Sunset Manor Nursing Center, Frontenac, Kan. She was born June 7, 1919, the daughter of Robert Emmitt Smith and Anna Myrtle Gemmill Smith at their farm home near Savonburg, Kan...
Rebecca "Becky" Weddle
Rebecca "Becky" Rae Weddle, of Fort Scott, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, while with her loving family in Moundridge, Kan. She wsa born in Elkhart, Ind., Sept. 20, 1942, as the oldest child to Virgil Westover Harvey and Ardis Carol Harvey. Becky attended Elkhart High School, Goshen College in Goshen, Ind., and earned her master's degree in English as a second language from Pittsburg State University...
Daniel Lee Green
Daniel Lee Green, 70, of Mound City, Kan., died Oct. 11, 2010, at Mercy Hospital in the Pelliative Care Unit. As per his wishes, Mr. Green was cremated. Private family inurnment will be at a later date. Coffel Schneider Funeral Home is handling arrangements...
Leonard E. Lucke
Leonard E. Lucke, 81, of rural Girard, Kansas, died at 2:43 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010 in the Girard Medical Center. He was born October 9, 1929 at rural Girard, a son of Elmer Frederick and Linda Mary (Kroenke) Lucke. He attended Immanuel Lutheran Grade School, Hepler and Girard High Schools...
HAROLD LLOYD CULP
Harold Lloyd Culp, 76, formerly of Fort Scott, died in Sunnyvale, Texas Oct. 9, 2010. He was born in Fort Scott, Kan., May 7, 1934 the son of Christopher Allen and Edith Cora (Moore) Culp. He married Shirley Jean Cowan Oct. 3, 1954 in Fort Scott. She survives of the home...
BETTY JANE CONWAY
Betty June Conway, age 84, a resident of rural Uniontown, Kan., died Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at the St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. She was born June 23, 1926, in Salina, Kan., the daughter of John Ross Addo Antill and Veda Mae Koenig Antill...
LEONARD E. LUCKE
Leonard E. Lucke, 81, of rural Girard, Kan., died at 2:43 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010 in the Girard Medical Center.
Obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Girard.
DONALD LEE "PETE" WILLIAMS
Donald Lee "Pete" Williams, age 66, a resident of rural Deerfield, died Friday evening at the Nevada Regional Medical Center Emergency Room following injuries received in a motor vehicle accident near Deerfield. He was born Sept. 4, 1944, in Deerfield, Mo., the son of Orman Virgil and Lula Mae Williams...
MARY LOIS CHARLES
Mary Lois Charles, 91, formerly of Kansas City, Mo., died Oct. 11, 2010 at the Medicalodge, Fort Scott, Kan. She was born Jan. 11, 1919 in Metz, Mo., the daughter of Charley Floyd and Grace M. (Saul) Charles. Mary is survived by a sister, Edith Collins, of Fort Scott, Kan.; a brother, Ellis Charles and Jeanne of Parsons, Kan.; and several nieces and nephews...
BERNICE A. PERRY
Bernice A. Perry, age 95, resident of Sunset Manor Nursing Home, Frontenac, Kan., died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010 at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kan. Local survivors include a daughter, Rebecca Felt and husband Richard, Fort Scott. There will be cremation with private graveside services at a later date...
GWENDOLYN MARTHA CARPENTER
Gwendolyn Martha Carpenter was born on Dec. 10, 1911 in Moody, Mo., to Vernon and Rose McElmurry. Mom died peacefully and comfortably, looking forward to once again seeing her husband of 68 years who passed away three years ago. Gwen was the oldest of nine children. Her family were farmers and as the oldest she was expected to help care for the younger children as well as farm chores including milking cows, tending to the garden and assist in the kitchen duties...
ROBERTA JOAN STEWART MINER
Roberta Joan (Stewart)-Miner, 73, of Fulton, Kan., went home to be with Jesus on Friday, Oct. 8, 2010 at her home. She was born April 16, 1937 in Worland, Kan., to Orville and Mary Stewart. She received her education in Fulton, Kan. She graduated with the high school class of 1954...
Lonnie L. Engle
Lonnie Loren Engle, 68, Liberal, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at his home. He was born Dec. 22, 1941, in Mulberry, Kan., to John Jacob Engle and Ruby Gaynell Collins Engle. He married Joan D. Rackley on April 2, 1961, in Nevada, and she survives of the home...
DOROTHEA L. WEITZEL
Dorothea L. Weitzel, 82, of Parsons, died at 2:18 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010 at Labette Health in Parsons, Kan. Mrs. Weitzel was born May 29, 1928, at Girard, Kan., the daughter of Roy and Sylvia Smith Keeney. Dorthea was a homemaker and also worked at Key Clothing and Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott and several area nursing homes...
ALLEN F. SMITH
Allen F. Smith, 87, passed away suddenly at his home in Girard, Kan., Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. Allen was born July 3, 1923 in rural Pittsburg, the son of Oscar and Myrtle (Horn) Smith. Allen married Frances (Bennett) Smith on May 11, 1947 in rural McCune. They enjoyed 63 wonderful years of marriage together...
INA L. HIGGINS
Ina L. Higgins, 97, of Lee's Summit, Mo., passed away Aug. 17, 2010 at St. Luke's East Hospital. Graveside services were held Saturday, Aug. 21 at the Centerville Cemetery near Devon, Kan. Memorial services celebrating her life were held Sunday, Aug. 22, at the John Knox Village Chapel in Lee's Summit...
BEATRICE "BEA" JOHNSON
Beatrice (Bea) Johnson, age 83, died Sept. 29, 2010. Following a hard battle with COPD and cancer for many years, Bea passed away peacefully at her home in McMinnville, Oregon. Pastor Lloyd Houk will conduct memorial services for Bea Johnson at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, in the Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel...
MinniePearl Foster, age 68, a resident of Fulton, Kan., died Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at the Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, Mo. Since November 2009, MinniePearl had made her home at the Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada, Mo. She was born March 19, 1942, at Pueblo County, Colorado, the daughter of Joseph August Henjes and Blanche Elizabeth Nicholson Henjes...
EDNA FERN GRABLE
Edna Fern Grable, 87, of Opolis, died Saturday afternoon, Oct. 2, 2010.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
Vivian Myers, 87, of Prescott died Monday, Oct. 4, 2010 at Country View Nursing Home, Prescott. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010 at the National Cemetery, Mound City. Contributions are suggested to the Prescott Country View Nursing Home or American Lung Association...
LORETTA MAE VANATTER BOYD
Loretta Mae Vanatter was born Dec. 3, 1933, in Burbank, Calif., to James Russell Vanatter and Alberta Knox and passed away Sept. 10, 2010, in Lancaster, Calif. Loretta began grammar school in California. At the age of 10, she moved to a farm in Kansas, where she enrolled in a one-room school house...
JOHN H. ROGERS
Major John H. Rogers USAF (Ret), 88, of Liberty, Mo., passed away Sept. 30, 2010. He was born Feb. 26, 1922 in Perryton, Texas, the son of Louis and Anna Rogers. He was a 1939 graduate of Sparta High School, Sparta, Mo. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the Southwestern Missouri State University...
PAUL ELVIN KASTEN
Paul Elvin Kasten, age 93, formerly of Bronaugh, Mo., more recently of 620 Highland, Nevada, Mo., died Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center. He was born Sept. 14, 1917, in Vernon County, Mo., the son of Rudolf Kasten and Amanda Webber Kasten...
ALICIA RUBY TREXLER
Alicia Ruby Trexler, age 86, former resident of rural Fort Scott and more recently of Fort Scott Manor, died Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at the nursing home. She was born Aug. 10, 1924, in Deer, Ark., the daughter of Ernie Davis and Emma Burdine Davis. Alicia was owner and operator of the 5th Wheel and Gold Nugget for over 20 years...
Clara Alice Carlson
Clara Alice Carlson, 90, Nevada, formerly of Walker, Mo., went to be with her Lord on Sept. 29, 2010, at Christian Health Care in Nevada. She was born July 20, 1920, in Edmond, Okla., to Walter C. Carlson and Amy Alice Spencer Carlson. The family moved to the Walker area in 1930, where she graduated from high school in 1938 as Valedictorian of her class. ...
Paul Elvin Kasten
Paul Elvin Kasten, 93, resident of Bronaugh, Mo., died Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements for Paul Kasten will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
GEORGE ROBERT EWING
George Robert Ewing, 91, Mt. Vernon, Mo., formerly of Sheldon, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, Mo. He was born March 9, 1919, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Walter Clarence Ewing and Laura Nettie Miller Ewing...