Obituaries from June 2011
Donald Elbrader, 78, longtime owner and operator of Elbrader Used Cars, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at his home following a cancer illness.
Funeral arrangements for Don Elbrader will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
GRACE VERA "GRACIE" COBLER
Grace Vera "Gracie" Cobler, 83, of Fort Scott, died at Mercy Health Center, Tuesday evening, June 28, 2011. She was born March 22, 1928, in Kingfisher, Okla., the daughter of Robert Francis and Esther May (Truitt) Criner. She married Kenneth Laurence Cobler Sept. 21, 1944, in Woodland, Calif. He preceded her in death June 10, 1995...
GEORGE JUNIOR COVEY
George Junior Covey, 96, of Elsmore, Kan., passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at his home. He was born March 30, 1915, in Wichita, Kan., the son of George and Golda Faye (Botkin) Covey. He attended East High at Wichita and graduated from Wichita State University in 1937...
Edna Edds, 94, of Pleasanton, Kan., died Friday, June 24, 2011, at Rose Estates, Overland Park, Kan. Graveside services were held on Monday, June 27, 2011, at the Pleasanton Cemetery, Pleasanton, Kan. A visitation was held from 1 p.m. until service time at Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Pleasanton...
STANLEY A. COMBS
Stanley A. Combs, 78, retired Cessna Avionics design engineer, passed away Friday, June 24, 2011. Stanley was preceded in death by his parents, William and Elizabeth (Alcorn) Combs. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ida Lou (Harris) Combs; daughter, Dian Combs of Fort Scott, Kan.; son, Thomas Combs of Berne, N.Y.; sister, Helen Combs of Independence, Kan.; and honorary grandchildren, Emma, Mitchell and Blake Huennekens...
LUCINDRA LEA BENTLEY
Lucindra Lea Bentley, 42, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Saturday, June 25, 2011, at her home. She was born June 6, 1969, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Charles L. Anderson and Sandra K. Sharp Anderson. Lucindra had worked as a clerk for Dollar General Store...
VIRGIL W. RUTHRAUFF
Virgil W. Ruthrauff, 90, of Moran, Kan., passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011, at the Wheatlands Health Care Center, Kingman, Kan. Virgil was born July 31, 1920, at Redfield, Kan., the son of Glen and Goldie (Mangold) Ruthrauff. Virgil grew up in the Redfield area...
ROBERT RAY SHRAKES
Robert Ray Shrakes, 82, a resident of Fort Scott, died Monday, June 27, 2011, at Medicalodges in Fort Scott. He was born Dec. 27, 1928, in Bartlesville, Okla., the son of Clyde E. Shrakes and Mary M. Schmidt Shrakes. He first married Stella Holt, and they were later divorced. He later married Norma Bennett; she preceded him in death...
Sharon Kay Hornbeck
Sharon Kay Hornbeck, 68, Nevada, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2011, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born July 22, 1942, in Moundville, Mo., to Claude Barnes and Opal Jones Barnes. Sharon was born in Moundville, Mo., but moved to California as a small child and spent her youth and part of her adult life there. ...
Mary Margaret Cook Daniels
Mary Daniels, 86, died Saturday, June 18, 2011, in Dallas, Texas. She was born Sept. 20, 1924, in Tupelo, Miss., to Nora Lee and William Madison Cook. Her family moved to Fort Scott, Kan., and she graduated from Fort Scott High School. In 1941, she married Raymond DeWayne Daniels of Savonburg, Kan. They lived in Wichita and then moved to Fort Worth, Texas. She worked as a teletype operator for Western Union, Convair Aircraft, and the Rock Island Railroad...
Ron Lewis Lawhorne
Ron Lewis Lawhorne, 67, Lamar, Mo., formerly of Nevada, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at his home in Lamar following a lengthy illness. He was born on Jan. 23, 1944, in Little Rock, Ark., to Lewis Wilson Lawhorne and Mary Frances Cruse Lawhorne. He married Julie Reed on Dec. 7, 2002, in Eureka Springs, Ark., and she survives of the home...
KRISTI A. WILLARD
Kristi Ann Willard, 48, Fort Scott, Kan., passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2011, at her home. A celebration of life will be held at 305 S. Walnut in Carterville, Mo., on Saturday beginning at 2 p.m.Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary, Joplin, Mo...
ROBERT H. SMITH
Robert H Smith, 92, of Leavenworth, Kan., passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at St John's Hospital. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 24, at Davis Funeral Chapel. A graveside service, with full military honors, will be held Saturday, June 25, in Barnesville, Kan., at 2 p.m...
Clarence Gooding, 91, of the Presbyterian Village, Fort Scott, Kan., died at the Mercy Health Center Tuesday, June 21, 2011. He was born July 20, 1919, in Pawnee Station, Kan., the son of Grover Cleveland and Lillian Pearl (Barton) Gooding. He married Elizabeth Josephine Manfredi June 1, 1959, in Tulsa, Okla...
Clarence Gooding, 91, of the Presbyterian Village, Fort Scott, died at the Mercy Health Center Tuesday, June 21, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
JAMIE REBECCA HALLACY
Jamie Rebecca Hallacy, 28, Walnut, Kan., died Tuesday afternoon, June 14, 2011, in an automobile accident which occurred west of Girard. She was born Dec. 12, 1982, in Girard, daughter of Jim and Claudia Ausemus. Jamie was raised in Hepler and attended school in Girard, graduating from Girard High School in 2001. She then attended Butler Community College at El Dorado, Kan...
DEBORAH SUE CLEMENTS
Deborah Sue Clements, 46, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Friday, June 17, 2011, at the Mercy Health Center, Fort Scott. She was born Dec. 24, 1964, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Larry Joe and Diane Elaine Lang Clements. She graduated from Fort Scott High School in the class of 1983. Deborah loved outdoor activities as well as playing dominoes, watching movies and listening to music...
LULA BEAMAN SHULL
Lula Beaman Shull, 97, passed away June 16, 2011, at Moran Manor, Moran, Kan. Mrs. Shull was born in Uniontown, Kan., on Aug. 25, 1913. An outstanding basketball player in high school, Lula later married George (Bud) Shull in 1939. They moved to California and remained there until Mr. Shull died. Lula retired to Kansas, residing in Iola and, more recently, at the manor...
ROBERT WILLIAM ENDICOTT
Robert William Endicott, 48, resident of 730 S. Ransom, Fort Scott, Kansas, went to his heavenly home on Friday, June 17, at the Olathe Medical Center as a result of a massive stroke suffered on Tuesday, June 14. Robert passed peacefully into eternity with his family by his side...
Deborah Sue Clements
Deborah Sue Clements, 46, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Friday, June 17, 2011, at the Mercy Health Center, Fort Scott.
Services will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
Keith Eugene Ayers
Keith Eugene Ayers, 77, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2011, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. He was born Sept. 13, 1933, in Nevada, to Oren Dale Ayers and Zola Mae Clark Ayers. He married R. Beverly Stephens on April 12, 1973, in Nevada, and she survives of the home...
Brent Edward Detwiler
Brent Edward Detwiler, D.C., 33, of Owensboro, Ky., formerly of El Dorado Springs, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, in Owensboro. He was born on Sept. 6, 1977, in St. Louis, Mo. Brent was a Doctor of Chiropractic with Stallings Chiropractic. ...
Janet Loye O'Bryant, 78, of Pleasanton, Kan., died Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at Menorah Medical Center, Overland Park, Kan. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 18, at the United Methodist Church, Pleasanton, Kan. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Pleasanton...
DWIGHT ADAMS DRIVER
Dwight Adams Driver, 67, died Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at his home following a cancer illness. He was born March 15, 1944, in Greenville, Miss., the son of Gilbert Lester and Edna Adams Driver. He married Lola Jean Wiggans on Sept. 5, 1974, in Miami, Okla...
DOLLIE MAXINE BROWN
Dollie Maxine Brown, 63, of rural Fulton, Kan., died June 13, 2011, due to a fatal stroke at her home. She was born Sept. 30, 1947, at Nevada, Mo., the daughter of Walter H. and Viola P. Phillips Hopkins. She attended school at Hume, Mo., until the fifth grade...
LISA ANNETTE TURNER
Lisa Annette Turner, 47, of Fort Scott, died Saturday evening, June 11, 2011, at her home. She was born June 25, 1963, in Anderson, Ind., the daughter of William Eugene and Inal Cleota Burgess Turner. She and her brothers and sister grew up on the family farm near Fairmount, Ind...
NELLIE ANN TICKNOR
Nellie Ann Ticknor, 95, a former resident of Cavalry Crossing Apartments and more recently of Medicalodges, died Sunday, June 12, 2011, at Medicalodges. She was born July 28, 1915, in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Pete G. Pavey and Bertha E. Hutcherson Pavey...
JULIE MARIE FOWLER
Julie Marie Fowler, 61, of Lavaca, Ark., died at 12:45 p.m. Friday, June 10, 2011, at her home. Mrs. Fowler was born Feb. 14, 1950, at White Earth, Minn., the daughter of Charles and Gloria Bray Newton. Julie was a homemaker and also worked as a licensed practical nurse. She lived in Minnesota until the age of 13 when they moved to Fort Scott, Kan. She graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1968...
Wanda L. Williams
Wanda L. Williams, 82, resident of Junction City, Kan., died April 11, 2011. William James Schafer will conduct graveside services at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 14, in the Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Scott, Kan. Local services are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott...
NELLIE MAE CARPENTER
Nellie Mae Carpenter, 86, resident of Fort Scott, died Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at Medicalodges of Fort Scott. She was born Feb. 9, 1925, in Deerfield, Mo., the daughter of Ed and Nellie Zimmerman Lawrence. Nellie married William A. "Bill" Carpenter in November of 1942. He preceded her in death on Aug. 16, 2003...
MARJORIE GRACE BLACK
Marjorie Grace Black, 87, of Pleasanton, Kan., died Monday, June 6, 2011, at the Countryview Nursing Home, Prescott, Kan. She was born July 18, 1923, in Augusta, Kan. She was the daughter of Elmer and Bessie Meachem Berg. She married Weslie Black on Nov. 10, 1940, at Eldorado, Kan...
LEE JUNIOR GILBRETH
Lee Junior Gilbreth, 72, former resident of Fort Scott, died Friday, June 3, 2011, at the Medicalodges in Gardner, Kan. He was born Sept. 16, 1938 in Ozark, Ark., the son of Luther L. Gilbreth and Mildred Almond Gilbreth. Lee worked for 22 years for Western Roofing. He served many years on the executive board as well as two terms as president of Roofers Local No. 20...
FRANK DOUGLAS McCALMONT
Frank Douglas McCalmont, 63, of Grenada, Miss., died Friday, May 27, 2011, at Hope Lodge, Memphis, Tenn., the American Cancer Association's living quarters for cancer patients and caregivers during times of their lengthy medical treatments. He was born to Robert Vincent McCalmont and Ruth Stackable McCalmont in Kansas University's Campus Hospital at Lawrence, Kan., Jan. 19, 1948...
Death Notices - EDNA MARIE ROSS
Edna Marie Ross, 78, of Fort Scott, Kan., formerly of Pleasanton, Kan., died Sunday, June 5, 2011, at the Fort Scott Manor Nursing Home in Fort Scott. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, at the First Baptist Church Pleasanton. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, at the Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home Pleasanton...
George Harold Capps
Harold Capps, 88, of Clinton, Mo., died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg, Mo. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 4, at 11 a.m., at the Vansant-Mills Chapel. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at the Englewood Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Missouri Veterans Home, Warrensburg, Mo., in care of the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, Mo...
Lee J. Gilbreth
Lee J. Gilbreth, 72, died Friday, June 03, 2011, at the Medicalodge of Gardner, Gardner, Kan. Services will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
Linda Lee Clark
Linda Lee Clark (Chamness), was born Dec. 26, 1942, in Dayton, Ohio, to Lee and Catherine (Hagstrum) Chamness. Nine years later her sister, Beth, was born. Her father served under General Patton in World War II. His MOS led to government work upon discharge, and in the course of time, the family moved to Maryland for government work. ...
INEZ BOWIN DUGGER
Inez Bowin Dugger, 88, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at a hospital in Topeka, Kan. She was born on March 9, 1923, in Arcadia, Kan., the daughter of Lester and Lena Scratcher Totman. Inez had grown up in Arcadia, where she graduated from high school. She had lived in Osage City, Kan., since 1954...
JOHN A. "BOOTS" EDGAR
John A. "Boots" Edgar, 67, a former resident of Fort Scott, Kan., and more recently of Wichita, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at the VA Regional Medical Center Hospice in Wichita, Kan. He was born March 13, 1944, in Bremerton, Wash., the son of Clarence Edgar and Viola Ruth Nicolson Edgar...
ANNA MAE SHAW
Anna Mae Shaw, 85, resident of Fort Scott, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at the Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada, Mo. She was born Aug. 21, 1925, in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of John Novak and Anna Kipila Novak. Anna graduated from Glenville High School and worked for the U.S. General Accounting Office for four years...
JOHN ALEXANDER EDGAR
John Alexander Edgar, age 67, a former resident of Fort Scott, Kansas, and more recently of Wichita, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at the VA Regional Medical Center Hospice in Wichita, Kansas. Funeral services will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kan...
JACK LeDELL PRATHER
Jack LeDell Prather, 70, resident of 2281 Kansas Rd., Fort Scott, died Wednesday morning, June 1, 2011, at the Mercy Health Center emergency room. He was born Oct. 2, 1940, the son of Vernon Keller and Mildred Louise Bell Prather. He graduated from Southwest High School, Kansas City, Mo., in 1958. He was an avid baseball player and outstanding track athlete...
LARRY LLOYD POWELL
Larry Lloyd Powell, 68, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Sunday, May 29, 2011, at his home, surrounded by his family. Larry was born Aug. 12, 1942, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Lloyd and Norma Barnett Davis Powell. He was later adopted and raised by Wallace Eugene "Wally" Powell and Norma Jeane Powell...
RALPH THOMAS "TOM" BARTON
Retired Air Force Col. Ralph Thomas "Tom" Barton was called home by our Heavenly Father on May 18, 2011. Tom was born Jan. 14, 1932, in Jacksonville, Ill., to Kenneth and Henrietta Barton. He attended high school in Fort Scott, Kan., where he met his wife to be, Charlene (Johnson) Barton...
LEWIS JAMES ALLEN
Lewis James Allen, 78, of Fort Scott, Kan., died Friday morning, May 27, 2011, at the Medicalodges Nursing Home of Fort Scott. He was born Feb.12, 1933, in Pittsburg, Kan. the son of Lewis William and Helen Emmerson Allen. He grew up and attended school in Pittsburg and then joined the United States Marines, retiring from the Marines in August of 1974. ...
LEWIS JAMES ALLEN
Lewis James Allen, 78, of Fort Scott, Kan., died Friday morning, May 27, 2011, at the Medicalodge Nursing Home of Fort Scott. He was born Feb.12, 1933, in Pittsburg, Kan. the son of Lewis William and Helen Emmerson Allen. He grew up and attended school in Pittsburg and then joined the United States Marines, retiring from the Marines in August of 1974...
LARRY L. POWELL
Larry L. Powell, 68, of Fort Scott died Sunday morning, May 29, 2011, at his home. Rev. Reed Hartford will conduct memorial services 11a.m. Friday, June 3, 2011, at the First Christian Church with a visitation beginning at 10 a.m. prior to services...
LELAND "BUD" JACKMAN
Leland "Bud" Jackman, 74, of Mound City, Kan., died Monday, May 30, 2011, at his home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 2, at the Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home in Mound City. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to service time at the Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home. ...
FRANK DOUGLAS McCALMONT
Frank Douglas McCalmont, 63, resident of Drenada, Tenn., and son of former Fort Scott residents, Robert and Ruth McCalmont, died Thursday, July 19, 2011, in Memphis, Tenn. Funeral arrangements for Frank McCalmont will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel...
TIERA NICOLE WHITLEY
Tiera Nicole Whitley, 20, Fort Scott, Kan., died Sunday May 22, 2011, as the result of the Joplin, Mo., tornado. Tiera was born Sept. 20, 1990 at Overland Park, Kan., the daughter of Jerry and Mary Johnston Whitley. She attended Prescott, Kan., Elementary School and graduated from Jayhawk Linn High School in 2009...
TONJA LEE "TONI" SAWYER
Tonja Lee "Toni" Sawyer, 41, a resident of Fort Scott, died Sunday, May 22, 2011, as a result of the Joplin, Mo., tornado. She was born Dec. 17, 1969, in Olympia, Wash., the daughter of Larry Goldsby and Sandra Gamache Goldsby. Toni married Chad Sawyer on Jan. 3, 2011...
DONALD B. PARRISH
Donald B. Parrish, Ph.D., 97, of Manhattan, died May 27, 2011, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. He was born Sept. 24, 1913, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Harry E. and America (Baker) Parrish. Dr. Parrish earned his bachelor's in 1935, his master's in 1938 and his Ph.D. in 1949, all in industrial chemistry from Kansas State University...
ROBERT WILLIAM POYNER
Robert William Poyner, 87, Richards, Mo., died Sunday, May 29, 2011, at Fort Scott Manor, Fort Scott, Kan., after an illness of a few months. He was born Nov. 1, 1923, in Richards, Mo., the son of Leo (Buzz) Poyner and Elsie Pearl Burris Poyner. On Aug. 8, 1948, he married Grace A. Smith in El Dorado Springs, Mo., and she preceded him in death Dec. 15, 1981...
SHELLY MARIE RAMSEY
Shelly Marie Ramsey, 42, Neosho, died Sunday, May 22, 2011, from injuries sustained in the tornado at Joplin, Mo. Shelly was born Sept. 26, 1968, in Fort Scott, Kan., and grew up in the Fort Scott area. She moved to southwest Missouri in 1991 from Fort Scott and currently worked at Jay Hatfield Mobility in Joplin. Her children were her priority, and she was a very giving person, always having a smile and positive attitude...
CAROLANE JEAN COLLINS
Carolane Jean Collins, 62, of Eagle Rock, Mo., passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011, in Joplin, Mo. Carolane was born May 9, 1949, in Southwest City, Mo., to Otis and Mildred (Easter) Burton. Carolane graduated from Jay High School in Jay, Okla. She married Thomas in Joplin on Dec. 6, 1991. Carolane worked as a quality control tech for Eagle Picher Technologies for over 30 years before retiring...
BEVERLY EARLENE (PETTIBON) DAVIS
Beverly Earlene (Pettibon) Davis, 74, Richards, Mo., passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2011, at Freeman Health System West, Joplin, Mo., following a lengthy illness. She was born Feb. 22, 1937, in Deerfield, Mo., to Norman L. Pettibon and Lucille Anna Pilcher Pettibon...
LOYD EUGENE "GENE" WILSON
Loyd Eugene "Gene" Wilson, 88, resident of Bronson, Kan., died Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Tara Gardens Assisted Living in Iola, Kan. He was born Dec. 22, 1922, at the family farm home north of Bronson where he currently resided. He was the son of Loyd Madison Wilson and Bernice Julia Clemings Wilson...
CALE EZRA MARTIN
Cale Ezra Martin, 3 month old son of Seth and Christal McClure Martin, died Sunday, May 29, 2011, at the Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. He was born Feb. 9, 2011, at Overland Park, Kan. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents Steve and Mary Beth McClure, Uniontown, and John and Joyce Chaffee, Leonardville, Kan.; his paternal grandparents Roby and Teresa Martin, Uniontown, and paternal great-grandmother Lottie Beth Martin, Fort Scott...
CHARLES EDWARD "CHARLIE" KLENKLEN
Charles Edward "Charlie" Klenklen, 80, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Sunday, May 29, 2011, at the Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kan. He was born Aug. 18, 1930, in South Mound, Kan., the son of Odelia Joseph and Chrystie Mable Singleton Klenklen. Charles married Flora Fern Beeney on Oct. 10, 1953, in Erie, Kan. Flora preceded him in death on July 21, 1981. He married Mary Ann Sager Worthington in Springfield, Mo., on Sept. 28, 1991...