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Obituaries from December 2010

PHILIP "TOM" BARBIERI (12/30/10)
Philip Tom Barbieri "Tom", 67, born on July 10, 1943, in Arma, Kan., to Philip Barbieri and Mary Fernetti Barbiei, passed away in Brandon, Fla., on Dec. 26, 2010. Tom served his country as a young man in the United States Air Force in Vietnam. He later received a B.S. in Business Administration from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kan...
ELLEN IRENE BOWKER (12/29/10)
Ellen Irene Bowker, 92, Lamar, Mo., formerly of Sheldon, Mo., died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at Barton County Memorial Hospital in Lamar, Mo., following a sudden illness. She was born Oct. 28, 1918 in rural Sheldon, Mo., to Marion Sterling Price George and Minnie Idell Duggins George...
MARVIN LEROY HENDERSON (12/28/10)
Marvin Leroy Henderson, age 70, resident of 2 North Little, Fort Scott, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at his home following a lengthy cancer illness. He was born Aug. 18, 1940, in Mapleton, Kan., the son of Edward Henderson and Laura Adams Henderson Dizmang...
WILLIAM FRANCIS ANDERSON (12/28/10)
William Francis Anderson, age 79, retired art instructor at Fort Scott Community College, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, at the Arma Care Center in Arma, Kan. He was born June 15, 1931, in Anderson, Mo., the son of William Franklin Anderson and Beulah Hire Anderson...
BETTY MAE LORD (12/28/10)
Betty Mae Lord, age 84, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., went to be with the Lord Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at her home. She was born Feb. 1, 1925, in Oelwein, Iowa, the daughter of Harrison Brown and Sarah Aletia McFarland Brown. She married Robert A. Lord on Sept. 3, 1944, in Fort Scott. He preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 1992...
LEE R. JACKSON (12/28/10)
Lee R. Jackson, age 71, Mound City, Kan., died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday Dec. 29, 2010 at the Wall St. Christian Church. Burial will be in the Woodland Cemetery, Mound City, Kan. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday the Wall St. Church...
Carl G. Belcher (12/25/10)
Carl G. Belcher, 86, died peacefully Dec. 20, 2010, in Nevada, Mo. He was born March 18, 1924, in Herrin, Ill., to Doran D. Belcher and Nelle Marie Schafer Belcher. At Alton High School, he was well-known for his singing voice. He sang at the school assemblies as well as at the Old Cathedral and Evangelical Church and briefly considered a career with Muny Opera in St. ...
Carl Leslie Beerbower (12/25/10)
Carl Leslie Beerbower, 78, lifelong Fort Scott barber and resident, died early Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at Mercy Health Center. He was born Oct. 21, 1932, in Fort Scott, the son of John Henry Beerbower and Ivy Myrtle Key Beerbower. He was a veteran having served in the United States Navy from 1950 to 1954. ...
Norma Maxine Ghere Diehl (12/25/10)
Norma Maxine Ghere Diehl, 89, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo. Norma was the oldest child of three born to Ralph Laurin Ghere and Allie Lena Wix Ghere. She was born April 28, 1921, in the Double Branch area east of Butler...
Robert Kelley "Bob" Lawson (12/25/10)
Robert Kelley "Bob" Lawson, 65, a resident of Fort Scott, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at his home. There was a cremation. Services were under the direction of the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at www.cheneywitt.com...
ROBERT KELLEY "BOB" LAWSON (12/23/10)
Robert Kelley "Bob" Lawson, age 65, a resident of Fort Scott, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010 at his home. There was cremation. Services were under the direction of the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at www.cheneywitt.com...
RICHARD BURBANK FLEMING (12/23/10)
Richard Burbank Felming, age 85, resident of rural Fort Scott, Kan., died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010 at the Mercy Health Center emergency room, Fort Scott. He was born in May, Okla., on Sept. 11, 1925, the son of Thomas H. Fleming and Mable E. Robertson Fleming...
EUGENE LEO "GENE" WEBER (12/21/10)
Eugene Leo "Gene" Weber, age 42, resident of Bronson, Kan., died early Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, as the result of a home fire. Funeral arrangements for Gene Weber will be announced by Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel.
CHARLES "CHUCK" LEONARD SPORT (12/21/10)
Charles "Chuck" Leonard Sport, age 56, of Wheatland, Mo., died Saturday December 18, 2010 at the Miami County Medical Center in Paola, Kan. There was cremation and a visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday Dec. 21, 2010 at the Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home LaCygne, Kan...
ANNA LOU ABERLE (12/21/10)
The world lost a joyful voice on Dec. 17, 2010, when Anna Lou Aberle passed away at the Presbyterian Village in Fort Scott, Kan. Anna Lou was born Oct. 21, 1919, at Gridley, Kan., the daughter of Henry and Lydia (Ott) Bahr. Her parents provided a loving family where she grew up with her sister, Wilma, and four brothers, Arnold, George, Roy, and Jim, in Gridley...
Peggy Lou (Tough) Westerhold (12/18/10)
Peggy Lou (Tough) Westerhold passed away on Dec. 16, 2010, near Metz, from injuries received from an auto accident. She was born Sept. 12, 1931, in Metz, Mo., the daughter of Roy and Ruth (Walker) Tough. Peggy lived near Metz most all of her life. She was a graduate from Metz High School. ...
Ira L. "Sonny" Harman (12/18/10)
Ira L. "Sonny" Harman, 87, longtime resident of Sheldon, Mo., died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo. He was born Jan. 21, 1923, in Springfield, Mo., the son of Ira Lilburn Harman and Mary Lee Jones Harman...
RUTH AGNES PIGG WILCHER DUGAN (12/17/10)
Ruth Agnes Pigg Wilcher Dugan, 96, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 15, 2010 at Guest Home Estates in Fort Scott, Kan. She was born Aug. 22, 1914 in Missoula, Mont., to Jesse T. and Flora (Vaughan) Pigg. She moved to Bourbon County in 1921. She graduated from Fort Scott High School, Fort Scott Community College and Pittsburg State University...
DARREL E. BETH (12/17/10)
Darrel E. Beth, age 62, a resident of rural Fulton, Kan., died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. He was born Nov. 16, 1948, at Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Ellis Lee Beth and Catherine Costen Beth...
VERA ANN (MATSON) WINN (12/17/10)
Vera Ann (Matson) Winn, 76, of Pittsburg, died at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010 in the Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg. She was born March 10, 1934 in Girard, a daughter of E. F. "Pete" and Betsy (Terrill) Matson. She grew up and attended schools in Girard...
WALTER ANDREW "ANDY" THATCHER (12/17/10)
Walter Andrew "Andy" Thatcher, 57, of Pleasanton, Kan., died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Graveside Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at the Pleasanton Cemetery, Pleasanton, Kan. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time at the Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home, Pleasanton, Kan...
RUTH A. DUGAN (12/16/10)
Ruth A. Dugan, 96, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010 at Guest Home Estates in Fort Scott, Kan. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
LYLE DEAN CALDWELL (12/16/10)
Lyle Dean Caldwell, age 72, a resident of Whitewright, Texas, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at his home in Whitewright. He was born April 20, 1938, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Robert B. Caldwell and Ida Rebecca Thomas Caldwell. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force...
NORMA JEAN SHEPARD (12/16/10)
Norma Jean Shepard, age 85, a former resident of Fort Scott, and more recently of Kingwood, Texas, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at the Regent Care Center in Kingwood. She was born Aug. 22, 1925, at DeLeon, Texas, the daughter of Ralph Dewitt Jones and Ina B. Butler Jones...
LORNA JEAN "JEANIE" ROWDEN (12/15/10)
Lorna Jean "Jeanie" Rowden, age 71, resident of 523 S. Judson, Fort Scott, Kan., died unexpectedly Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, in the Mercy Health Center Emergency Room following an apparent heart attack. She was born July 3, 1939, in Jackson County, Mo., the daughter of William Pyle and Emily Robinson Pyle...
LYLE MERRILL JOHNSON (12/15/10)
Lyle Merrill Johnson, age 84, resident of Pittsburg, Kan., died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo. He was born March 31, 1926, in rural Walnut, Kan., the son of Merrill Johnson and Mary Etta Cook Johnson. Lyle was a veteran of WWII having served in the United States Navy...
DALE L. RUSSELL (12/15/10)
Dale L. Russell, 84, of Redfield, Kan., died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010 at the Medicalodges of Fort Scott. He was born July 20, 1926 in Redfield, Kan., the son of John and Muriel (Boileu) Russell. He married Betty May Henning Aug. 28, 1948 in La Harpe, Kan. She survives of the home...
LYLE DEAN CALDWELL (12/15/10)
Lyle Dean Caldwell, age 72, resident of Whitewright, Texas, died at his home in Whitewright, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010. Funeral arrangements for Lyle Caldwell will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kan.
WILLIAM DONALD "DON" PAYNE (12/15/10)
William Donald "Don" Payne, 53, Indianapolis, passed away Dec. 12, 2010. Don was a broadcast engineer for Radio One. While attending the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, he worked at radio stations, KAAY and KLPO. Later, Don worked at WZUS and WAZY in Lafayette, Ind., while attending Purdue University's School of Engineering...
JEROLD LEE "JERRY" EWING (12/14/10)
Jerold Lee "Jerry" Ewing, Blue Mound, Kan., passed away Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 after a long battle with cancer. Jerry was born June 5, 1942 in Iola, Kan., the son of Samuel and Lucille Gambill Ewing. He graduated from Blue Mound High School in 1960. He married Nancy Laird on Feb. 18, 1965...
THELMA BERNICE PARKER (12/14/10)
Thelma Bernice Parker, made her transition from her earthly life Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 at her home in Pleasanton, Kan. She was born the daughter of Carl A. Teubner and Iva Miller Teubner on Oct. 8, 1908 in Pleasanton, Kan. She graduated from Pleasanton Rural High School in 1927 and attended Bethany College for one year, majoring in vocal music...
GENEVA BERNEICE JONES (12/14/10)
Geneva Berneice Jones "Berneice," 89, passed away peacefully Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 at her home in Frontenac surrounded by her five children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was born June 24, 1921 in Benton County, Arkansas to Robert Lee and Flossie (Henry) Autrey...
LYLE MERRILL JOHNSON (12/14/10)
Lyle Merrill Johnson, age 84, resident of Pittsburg, Kan., died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo. Arrangements for Lyle Johnson will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701...
LORNA JEAN "JEANIE" ROWDEN (12/14/10)
Lorna Jean "Jeanie" Rowden, age 71, resident of 523 S. Judson, Fort Scott, Kan., died unexpectedly Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, in the Mercy Health Center Emergency Room following an apparent heat attack. Arrangements for Jeanie Rowden will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main...
Albert Leroy Stroud (12/11/10)
Albert Leroy Stroud, 74, of Arcadia, Kan., died at 1:43 p.m., Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, in St. John's Burn Center, Springfield, Mo. He was born Sept. 26, 1936, in Pittsburg, Kan., at Mt. Carmel hospital. His life was all about being a truck driver and his handle was "Supertrucker" for his whole career. Lee died from health complications and burn injuries from his house catching on fire...
Anton Vanzyl (12/11/10)
Anton Vanzyl, 41, of Schell City, Mo., died on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada, Mo. Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 17, at the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, Schell City. Memorials are suggested to a memorial for Mr. Vanzyl's expenses. Interment will be in South Africa...
ELDON LEON DAVIS (12/07/10)
Eldon Leon Davis, age 77, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, at his home. There was cremation. There will be a committal service for Eldon Davis in the U.S. National Cemetery, Fort Scott, at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8...
DORIS JUNE "BILLIE" COLE (12/07/10)
Doris June "Billie" Cole, age 88, a former resident of Cavalry Crossing Apartments in Fort Scott, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at the Arma Care Center in Arma, Kan. She was born June 12, 1922, in Ada, Okla., the daughter of Edward Rice McCoy and Daisy Herrin McCoy...
GLEN ROLAN HERMAN (12/07/10)
Glen Rolan Herman, age 79, resident of Lake Fort Scott, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at his home following a cancer illness. He was born Sept. 30, 1931, in Butler, Mo., the son of George G. Herman and Mildred Morris Herman. He graduated from Butler High School in 1949...
Woodrow Edward "Woody" Strader (12/04/10)
Woodrow Edward "Woody" Strader, 95, a resident of Guest Home Estates in Fort Scott, Kan., died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, at the Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott. He was born June 29, 1915, in Rockville, Mo., the son of Forest Strader and Julia Elizabeth Webster Strader. He first married Myrtle Loy on April 17, 1937. She preceded him in death on May 25, 1980. He later married Cleo Campbell Frederick on June 22, 1985...
Edward L. Stevens (12/04/10)
Edward L. Stevens, 82, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, at his home in Nevada following a lengthy illness. He was born on Feb. 2, 1928, in Sylamore, Ark., to John Edward Stevens and Flora Mae Pitts Stevens. He married Neoma Slayton on June 15, 1948, in Mountain View, Ark., and she survives of the home...
James Edward Scott (12/04/10)
James Edward Scott, 85, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, at the Mercy Health Center. He was born Feb. 2, 1925, in Alvarado, Texas, the son of Charles Edward Scott and Esther Sherman Scott. He served in the United States Merchant Marines before serving in the Army combat infantry. ...
Anita June Freidline (12/04/10)
Anita June Freidline, 61, of Prescott, Kan., died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, at the Via Christi Hospital, Pittsburg, Kan. Graveside memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the Garnett Cemetery, Garnett, Kan. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Pleasanton, Kan. Contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association...
ELDON LEON DAVIS (12/03/10)
Eldon Leon Davis, age 77, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, at his home. He was born Sept. 27, 1933, in Fort Scott, the son of Edward Davis and Ethel Maberry Davis. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict...
H.L. "KID" DENNIS (12/03/10)
H. L. "Kid" Dennis, age 85, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Wednesday, Dec.1, 2010, at the Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott. He was born Oct. 12, 1925, in Mapleton, Kan., the son of Hollie J. Dennis and Ella Blodgett Dennis. Kid graduated from the Fulton High School and Fort Scott Community College...
MILDRED FLORENCE LEAMON (12/02/10)
Mildred Florence Leamon, 89, of Arma, Kan., died Wednesday morning, Dec. 1, 2010 at the Guest Home Estates. She was born Jan. 2, 1921 in Arma, Kan., the daughter of Joseph and Nancy Eva (Fox) Lessen. She married Charles Omer Leamon July 24, 1946 in Arma, Kan. He preceded her in death Aug. 24, 2006...
HAZEL JEAN STINE SHIELDS (12/02/10)
Jean S. Shields, 75, of Mapleton, Kan., passed away peacefully in her home on Wednesday, Nov. 30. She was born Jan 18, 1935 and adopted five days later by Mr. and Mrs. George C. Stine of Kansas City, Kan. She graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1952 and Emporia State University in 1956. She was a member of the Sigma Kappa sorority...
H.L. "KID" DENNIS (12/02/10)
H.L. "Kid" Dennis, age 85, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, at the Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott. Funeral services for Kid Dennis will be announced by the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
GLEN EUGENE JACKSON (12/02/10)
Glen Eugene Jackson, 85, of Pleasanton, Kan., died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010 at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Overland Park, Kan. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Pleasanton, Kan. Visitation will be from 1 p.m., until service time at the chapel...
RAYMOND WILLIAM "JUNIOR" FOSTER JR. (12/01/10)
Raymond William "Junior" Foster, Jr., age 78, resident of Fulton, Kan., died Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, at the Freeman West Medical Center in Joplin, Mo. He was born July 8, 1932, in LaJunta, Colo., the son of Raymond William Foster, Sr. and Catherine Foster...