Obituaries from February 2011
Jerelene Stepaniak age 81 of Mound City, Kan., formerly of the Stilwell, Kan., area died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011 at the Prescott Country View Nursing Home Prescott, Kan. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 28, 2011 at the First Baptist Church of Stilwell Stilwell, Kan...
VERA JEWELL BARBOUR
Vera Jewell Barbour, 98, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Christian Health Care in Nevada. She was born July 30, 1912, in Roscoe, Mo., to Edward Luther and Zella Simmons Luther. She married Homer Chester Barbour on Oct. 17, 1934, in Clinton, Mo., and he preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 1999...
MILTON T. BISHOP
Milton T. Bishop, formerly of Fort Scott, passed away Feb. 13, 2011 in his hometown of Pascagoula, Ms. He was 72 years old. He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Sarah Bishop; a daughter Kristine Bishop, two grandchildren Brittany Bishop, Timothy Riley and a great-granddaughter Courtnay Bishop, all of Topeka, one brother John "Beau" Bishop of Pascagoula...
ROBERTA LOUISE LAYTON
Roberta Louise Layton, 72, of Pleasanton, Kan., died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 at her home. A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Pleasanton, Kan. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date...
Wendell Redden, 77, former longtime sports editor of the Joplin Globe, died Thursday night at his home after a long illness. He was born Oct. 26, 1933 in Fort Scott, Kan., to Bill and Myrtle Redden. He grew up in Fort Scott and Pittsburg, Kan., before moving to Joplin...
DONALD LEE "DON" STEWART
Donald Lee "Don" Stewart Sr., age 64, resident of rural Fort Scott, Kan., went to be with his Savior on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at Fort Scott Mercy Health Center, following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born Feb. 1, 1947, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Warren F. and Nellie Higdon Stewart...
RONALD DAVID RILEY
Ronald David Riley, age 68, a resident of Fort Scott, Kansas, died unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at his home following and apparent heart attack. He was born September 15, 1942, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Wallace Riley and Dorothy Brotherton Riley...
SARA LEVESTA CARSON
Sara Levesta Carson, age 91, a former resident of Kincaid, Kan., died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at the Medicalodges of Fort Scott. She was born May 18, 1919, in Irwin, Mo., the daughter of Robert Earl Spurling and Cora Ann Greer Spurling. Sara married Paul W. Carson on May 2, 1939 in Nevada, Mo. He preceded her in death on July 24, 1990...
Phyllis Diane Offret
Phyllis Diane Offret, 72, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at her home in Nevada. She was born on Feb. 5, 1939, in Mason City, Iowa, to Vincenzo James DiMarco and Kunchetta Cecelia Abbate DiMarco. Phyllis exemplified the role of wife, mother, friend, sister, aunt and grandma. ...
Bobbie Lee Tennison
Bobbie Lee Tennison, 66, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at the Mercy Health Center, Fort Scott. He was born Jan. 3, 1945, in Boone County, Ark., the son of Robert Grant Tennison and Stella Mary Slape Tennison. He grew up in Kansas City, Mo. ...
BOBBIE LEE TENNISON
Bobbie Lee Tennison, age 66, resident of 2104 S. Eddy, Fort Scott, died Thursday, February 17, 2011, at the Mercy Health Center Fort Scott. Service arrangements for Bobbie Lee Tennison will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701...
GLEN EVERET "BEAR" GRIFFITH
Glen Everet "Bear" Griffith passed away at 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, at the Midland Care Hospice House. During his three-month battle with cancer, he was accompanied and comforted by his wife, Marilyn Kay, and his final days were spent surrounded by family and friends...
Oleta Love, age 94, former resident of Redfield, Kan., died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at the Guest Home Estates in Fort Scott. She was born July 27, 1916, the daughter of Vernon McElmurry and Rose Siegler McElmurry. She married Sam F. Love on Feb. 10, 1940, in Fort Scott. He preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 2002...
KRIS ALAN LYON
Kris Alan Lyon, age 52, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011 at home in Henderson, Nev. He was born Jan. 8, 1959 at Webb AFB in Big Spring, Texas, the son of Kenneth W. and Janet (Whiteside) Lyon. He first married Dorothy G. Halpin of Las Vegas, Nev., on Aug 6, 1983 in Fort Scott at his grandparents' home on 710 S. Crawford St. They divorced and he later married Terri L (Cope) Childers of Las Vegas, Nev., on Feb. 19, 1994 in Las Vegas and also later divorced...
CHARLES EUGENE JOHNSON
Charles Eugene Johnson, age 66, a former resident of Fort Scott, and more recently of Sarcoxie, Mo., died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at the St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo. He was born Sept. 26, 1944, at Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Earl L. Johnson and Lillie Maxine Tucker Johnson...
ANNA MARIE (MAY) JOHNSTON
Anna Marie (May) Johnston, a reident of Grove, Okla., also formerly of Redfield, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011. Funeral services for Anna Johnson will be in Marion, Kan., Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Eastmoor Methodist Church in Marion. All arrangements are under the direction of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove, Okla...
HARVEY JOE SPOHN
Harvey Joe Spohn, age 76, resident of 1617 S. Crawford, Fort Scott, died late Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at his home.
He donated his body to science.
Arrangements for Harvey Joe Spohn were under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main.
Robert J. "Bob" Guerrant
Robert J. "Bob" Guerrant, 85, passed away Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at Callaway Community Hospital. He was born Aug. 6, 1925, the son of J. Wesley and Sophia (Jatho) Guerrant. He was united in marriage on Dec. 6, 1951, to Margie Stratton. She survives at the home...
Helen Marie James
Helen Marie James, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, passed away peacefully at 85, Feb. 9, 2011. She was born on Oct. 16, 1925, in Richards, Mo., to Ray and Nellie Kellogg, who preceded her in death. Helen loved animals and enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing cards, bird watching and spending time outdoors...
Harry Waldmer, 85, of Aurora, Mo., died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at Cox Medical Center, Springfield, Mo. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 16, at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Mound City, Kan. Internment will be in the Curry Cemetery, Mound City, Kan...
John W. "Johnny" Womack Jr.
John W. "Johnny" Womack Jr., 58, of Iola, Kan., died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, in the emergency room at the Allen County Hospital in Iola. He was born April 21, 1952, in San Diego, Calif., the son of John Walter Womack Sr. and Elizabeth Ann "Betty Ann" (Sanden) Womack...
DR. KENNETH DONALD MCCRACKEN
Dr. Kenneth Donald (Don) McCracken, age 80, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Oakview Rehab and Nursing Center in Calvert City, Ky. He was born Feb. 18, 1930 in Hiattville, to his parents Joseph Andrew McCracken and Nellie Pecle McCracken. He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War...
JAMES FREDRICK WHITE
James Fredrick White, age 45, a resident of Richards, Mo., died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center Emergency Room. He was born May 22, 1965, in Kansas City, Mo. He worked for several years in the oil fields. He married Tina Baker on Jan. 13, 2008...
RONALD KEITH ROBERTS
Ronald Keith Roberts, age 53, former Fort Scott resident, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at his residence in Lee's Summit, Mo. He was born Nov. 5, 1957, in Cottonwood, Ariz., the son of James P. Roberts and Waneda A. Blake Roberts. Ron graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1975...
ROANLD KEITH ROBERTS
Ronald Keith Roberts, age 53, former Fort Scott resident, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at his residence in Lee's Summit, Mo. Service arrangements for Ronald Keith Roberts will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701...
LISANDRO ARIEL GRULLON
Lisandro Ariel Grullon, age 33 of Cameron, N.C., died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011. A wake was held Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. at R. G. Ortiz Funeral Home, in Manhattan, New York, and a funeral mass was held at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 7, 2011 at the Good Shepard Church...
William E. "Bill" Baldwin
William E. "Bill" Baldwin, 57, of Hume, Mo., died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at Pratt Regional Medical Center, Pratt, Kan. Graveside memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 7, at the Independence Cemetery, Hume, Mo. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m., Sunday, at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Pleasanton, Kan...
Kathryn May Fast
Kathryn M. Fast, 91, Nevada, died on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at her home in Nevada. Funeral arrangements and family information will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. View obituary and send condolences on line at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
Kenneth Charles Stangeland
Kenneth Charles Stangeland, 84, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at Freeman West Medical Center, Joplin, Mo. He was born June 2, 1926, in Dell Rapids, S.D. He married Betty Jean Kriens on Dec. 3, 1952, in Sioux Falls, S.D., and she preceded him in death on Oct. 24, 1997...
James Harold "Jimmy" Nichols, age 41, resident of Bronson, Kan., died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at the Allen County Hospital emergency room. Jimmy was born April 18, 1969. He was a graduate of the Uniontown High School. He married Sheila Brooks on Feb. 11, 1994, at Miami, Oklahoma...
ANNA MARIE JOHNSTON
Anna Marie (May) Johnston, 82, a resident of Grove, Okla., passed peacefully into the loving arms of the Lord on Monday, Jan. 31, 2011 at Grove Nursing Center. Anna was born on Oct. 12, 1928 in Topeka, Kan., to Fredrick May and Eva (Feil) May Helmer...
JEFFREY LYNN BRONSON
Jeffrey Lynn Bronson, age 61, resident of rural Fort Scott, died late Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at his home following a cancer illness. He was born Oct. 9, 1949, in Helena, Mont.; the son of Donald Bronson and Billie Merryweather Bronson. Jeffrey married Suzanne Miller on Aug. 5, 1972, in Independence, Mo...
ANNA MARIE ENDICOTT
Anna Marie Endicott, 81, of Fort Scott, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 at the Mercy Health Center. She was born Dec. 14, 1929 in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Elva and Alice Carey (Wood) Shackelford. She is survived by three daughters, Amy Boyd, of Redfield; Linda Lee, of Hammond, Kan.; and Carey Mooney, of Nevada, Mo.; a sister, Carey Lee Wileman, of Fort Scott; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren...
DONALD L. WELCH
Donald L. Welch, 72, of rural Moran, Kan., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at his home. Don was born July 23, 1938, at St. John's Hospital in Iola, Kan., the son of Lloyd L. "Tock" and Ruth V. (Adams) Welch. He grew up on the family farm south of Moran, and graduated from Moran Rural High School in 1956...
BETTY LOU DENNIS
Betty Lou Dennis, age 75, resident of 310 Jefferson St., died Tuesday morning, Feb. 1, 2011, at the Mercy Health Center, Fort Scott. She was born April 16, 1935, in Seminole, Oklahoma, the daughter of Elmer Sill and Pearl Gibbs Sill. She was a loving mother to five children, 14 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren...
LISANDRO ARIEL GRULLON
Lisandro Ariel Grullon, 33, of Cameron, N.C., died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011. A wake is planned for Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. at R. G. Ortiz Funeral Home, in Manhattan, New York and a funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7, 2011 at the Good Shepard Church...
THELMA FRANCINE BELKNAP
Thelma Francine Belknap, 95, of Fort Scott, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at the Fort Scott Manor Nursing Home. She was born July 31, 1915 in Chetopa, Kan., the daughter of Madison F. and Edna E. (Balay) Warwick. She married James H. Belknap, Sr. in July of 1935. He preceded her in death Nov. 29, 1943...
JEFFREY LYNN BRONSON
Jeffrey Lynn Bronson, age 61, a resident of rural Fort Scott, died late Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at his home.
Funeral service for Jeffrey Lynn Bronson will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main Fort Scott, Kan.
Marilyn Joan Payne
Marilyn Joan Payne, 77 of Springdale, Ark., passed away Monday, Jan. 31, 2011 in Springdale. She was born Jan. 5, 1934 in Vernon County, Mo., the daughter of Caeser Geer and Gretchen (Spencer) Geer. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Dr. C.W. ...
Alma Pauline McCord
Alma Pauline McCord, 84, of Fort Scott, Kansas, died Sunday morning, Jan. 30, 2011 at the Fort Scott Manor Nursing Home. She was born Feb. 17, 1926 in Pittsburg, Kan., the daughter of Earl Cornelius and Mary Ethelyn (Mills) Roland. She married Vernon McCord Jan. 20, 1946 in Fort Scott. He preceded her in death March 5, 1986...
Betty Lou Dennis
Betty Lou Dennis, age 75, resident of 310 Jefferson St., died Tuesday morning, Feb. 1, 2011, at the Mercy Health Center, Fort Scott. Service arrangements will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main.