Obituaries from October 2011
Jeffrey Lynn Findlay
Jeffrey Lynn Findlay, 44, Nevada, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at his residence. He was born Oct. 26, 1966, in Bellevue, Neb., to John Albert Findlay and Lesley Jo McCarty Sifers. There are no local services planned. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada...
Thomas Jerrold "Jerry" Morrison
Thomas Jerrold "Jerry" Morrison, 64, of Cheyenne, Wyo., died at the Denver VA Medical Center, Denver, Colo., on May 6, 2011. There was a cremation. William James Schafer will conduct memorial services at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. ...
Steven D. Page
Steven D. Page, 63, of West Palm Beach, Fla., died suddenly on Friday, Oct. 21, 2011. Born in Fort Scott, Kan., he was a resident of the Palm Beach area since 2003 and worked as a Property Manager at the Palm Club in West Palm Beach. Truly a man among men, Steve was a retired U.S. ...
DOROTHY MOYER HALL
Dorothy Moyer Hall, born June 4, 1923, in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Edith Pearl and Ernest Moyer, died Oct. 16, 2011, in Woodland, Calif. She is survived by her husband Bill Hall and her children Bill and Suzanne Hall, Marsha and Dominick Bevacqua, Brenda DeGarmo, Donald and Peggy Hall, Dee Dee and Robert Barrios; her twelve grandchildren, Monica and Craig Shorts, Elana and Ted Maloney, Cynthia Drake, Lynette and John Widdis, David and Elaine Evans, Justina and Mark Hilldebrandt, Celina Barrios, Erik Barrios, Diana DeGarmo, Ashley Hall, Bryce Hall and Scott Hall.. ...
PAMELA JEANE "P.J." SELF
Pamela Jeane "P.J." Self, 17, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at her home. She was born March 12, 1994, in Wichita, Kan., the daughter of Dr. Maxwell and Karen Berk Self. P.J. advanced to the National Spelling Bee, was a National Merit Scholar semi-finalist and was a ferocious competitor in anything academic or intellectual, but more than that she was a warm, witty, artistic, fun-loving young woman who graciously lived with a disability in a way that touched everyone she came in contact with.. ...
DOLLIE ELIZABETH MOORE and ROBERT LEE MOORE
Dollie Elizabeth Moore, 65, and Robert Lee Moore, 59, husband and wife of Hume, Mo., died Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, as the result of an automobile accident. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Hume Cemetery, Hume. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home in Pleasanton, Kan...
PAMELA J. "P.J." SELF
Pamela J. "P. J." Self, 17, daughter of Dr. Max and Karen Self, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at her home. Funeral services will be announced by the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
VERGIL L. GIBSON
Gibson, Vergil L., 87, retired Cessna sheet metal worker, passed away Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, in Andover, Kan. A service for Vergil will be at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, at Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Vergil was a B17 tail gunner during WWII. Vergil was preceded in death by his wife Eva Lucille Gibson; sisters, Helen Cecil Nulph, Nila Nadine Wilson and Marjorie Alice Wiggans; brothers Corwin K. Gibson and Lawrence E. Gibson...
PATRIK FRANCIS JACKSON
Patrik Francis Jackson, 27, resident of Kansas City, Mo., died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011. He was born Nov. 8, 1983, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Patrick R. and Debra L. Lloyd Jackson. He was a graduate of Fort Scott High School and Pittsburg State University...
LOYD EUGENE DIGHERO
Loyd Eugene Dighero, 87, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at the Galacia Heart Hospital in Wichita, Kan. Services were held on Monday, Oct. 24, at 10 a.m., at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home. The family received friends prior to service time. Graveside services and interment were held at the National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Kan., at 2:30 p.m...
Roberta Irene Drury
Roberta Irene Drury, our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother successfully completed her life and work among us here on earth. She has gone to join her Savior Jesus Christ, her loving husband, and the many precious family members and friends who passed out of this life before her. ...
Dorothy Mae Hall, 88, formerly of Fort Scott, Kan., died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, in Woodland, Calif.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
PATTY LEE HECKADON
Patty Lee Heckadon, 83, Fort Scott, Kan., passed away on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at Mercy Health System, Fort Scott, following a brief illness. She was born Feb. 11, 1928, in Metz, Mo., to Thomas B. Handley Sr. and Gladess Olage Killion Handley. She married John H. Heckadon on Jan. 24, 1947, in Pleasanton, Kan., and he preceded her in death on April 14, 2007...
BRENNA NICOLE (STEWART) BOLLINGER
Brenna Nicole (Stewart) Bollinger, 23, of rural Fort Scott, died Thursday evening, Oct. 13, 2011, at her home. She was born Aug. 11, 1988, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Brent M. Stewart and Ganette Linn Stewart. Brenna was a 2006 graduate of Fort Scott High School. She was employed at Firstsource Solutions USA. She loved playing all sports, especially volleyball and kickball...
LARRY G. CARPENTER
Larry G. Carpenter, 73, of Farlington, Kan., died at 4:15 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at the Girard Medical Center. He was born Dec. 8, 1937, in Pleasanton, Kan., a son of Harry Franklin and Emogene (McCoach) Carpenter. He attended schools in Pleasanton, graduated from Fort Scott Community College and received his education in meat cutting in Wichita. He served in the National Guard...
Lavon Liles, 90, a resident of Prescott, Kan., died Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at the Country View Nursing Home in Prescott. She was born Dec. 8, 1920, in Hume, Mo., the daughter of Edward Norbury and Bessie Van Hoozer Norbury. Lavon graduated from the Hume High School in 1937. She married George Edward Liles on Dec. 24, 1938, at Harrisonville, Mo. He preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 2004. She was a member of the Prescott Baptist Church...
Edward "Mac" Arthur Hornecker
Edward "Mac" Arthur Hornecker, 68, died Monday, Oct. 10, in Arkadelphia, Ark. Mac was born April 10, 1943, at the Hornecker Hospital, Sheldon, Mo., to Gordon and Pauline Hornecker. He was the youngest of three children. Mac graduated Nevada High School and attended Joplin Junior College where he received an associates arts degree in 1964. ...
FAITH JUNIA KIBBLE-SMITH-RANDALL
Faith Junia Kibble-Smith-Randall, 96, of Pleasanton, Kan., died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at Prescott Country View Nursing Home, Prescott, Kan. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 17, at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Pleasanton. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m., Sunday at the Chapel...
NANCY LORENE LOVEALL
Nancy Lorene Loveall, 69, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at her residence in the Franklin House, Fort Scott. She was born June 15, 1942, in Uniontown, Kan., the daughter of Loran and Eva Wilson Ramsey. She graduated from Uniontown High School in the class of 1960...
LOIS IRENE KERSHNER
Lois Irene Kershner, 82, of Moran, Kan., died Saturday morning, Oct. 8, 2011, at the Moran Manor Nursing Home. She was born Feb. 20, 1929, in Kincaid, Kan., the daughter of William Elmer and Zaida Marie Worden Ross. She married Chester M. Kershner, Feb. 28, 1947, in Mound City, Kan...
DWAYNE ALAN McPHETER
Dwayne Alan McPheter, 59, of Overland Park, Kan., passed away Oct. 9, 2011, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Dwayne was born Oct. 5, 1952, in Liberal, Kan. He was a graduate of Buhler High School, Buhler, Kan., and attended Johnson County Community College...
JOHNNY (J.J.) SCOTT
Johnny (J.J.) Scott, 47, passed away at 2:23 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin, Mo. J.J. was born Sept. 15, 1964, in Baxter Springs, Kan. His parents were Johnny Lee and Juanita Mae (Canady) Scott. He was raised in Galena, Kan., before moving to Columbus, Kan., as a young teenager. He graduated from Columbus High School in 1983...
Eunice Elliott, 73, Mound City, Kan., passed away Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at her home in Mound City. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, at the Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home in Mound City. Burial will be in the Miami Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel...
DALE ROBERTS OVERCASH
Dale Roberts Overcash, 43, a resident of Bronson, Kan., died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo. He was born Dec. 28, 1967, in Hialeah, Fla., the son of Hoyt Overcash and Mary Gregory Overcash. He had worked in the workshop at Tri-Valley Developmental Center in Fort Scott. Dale enjoyed riding his bicycle and decorating for the holidays...
Lee Gilbert, 79, Springfield, Mo., formerly of Nevada, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Mo. He was born June 28, 1932, in Quincy, Mo., to Louis Houston Gilbert and Della Rose Frala Gilbert. He married Wanda R. Cross on Nov. 26, 1949, in Kansas City, Mo., and she survives of the home...
David Merril Tetrick
David Merril Tetrick, 82, Tulsa, Okla., died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at Select Specialty Hospital in Tulsa, Okla., following an illness of several weeks. He was born April 24, 1929, in Springfield, Mo., to James Walter Tetrick and Mary Ann McDowell Tetrick...
FRANK EARL DOTY SR.
Frank Earl Doty Sr., of El Dorado Springs, Mo., died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011. Frank was a veteran and worked a number of years for Mid America Business Forms in Fort Scott. There was cremation and no services at Frank's request. Arrangements under the direction of Sheldon Funeral Home in El Dorado Springs...
DORIS ANN BARNES BROWN HOWELL
Doris Ann Barnes Brown Howell, 97, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., spent her life looking forward to new experiences. On Oct. 4, 2011, she began enjoying yet another new experience. She went to a place that had been prepared for her by her Savior Jesus Christ...
DONALD LEE LAND
Donald Lee Land, 85, of Springfield, Mo., went to be with the Lord Oct. 4, 2011, in Mercy Villa Nursing Home. Don was born Oct. 22, 1925, in Fort Scott, Kan., son of the late Basil and Cora Land. He served in the United States Navy during World War II as a gunman aboard the U.S.S. Hudson, serving his country honorably. He lost his brother Basil (Sonny) Land during the war and would want to honor the sacrifice of his brother and the other brave men lost during the war...
DORIS ANN HOWELL
Doris Ann Howell, 97, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at her home. Services will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main.
WILLIAM NEIL BEDENBENDER
William Neil Bedenbender, 85, of rural Neosho Falls, Kan., went to be with our Lord on Oct. 1, 2011. Neil was born Feb. 24, 1926, on a farm in southeast Coffey County, the son of Oscar and Ethel Kate Bradley Bedenbender. He graduated from Colony High School and served in the United States Navy in the Pacific during World War II...
JEFFREY SCOTT CANNON
Jeffrey Scott Cannon, 48, of Prescott, Kan., died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, at Olathe Medical Center, Olathe, Kan. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Pleasanton, Kan. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the chapel. Contributions are suggested to the Jeff Cannon Memorial Fund. Interment will be in the Prescott Cemetery...
CARL E. WILLARD
Carl E. Willard, 78, former resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at the Harmony Gardens Home in Warrensburg, Mo. He was born March 16, 1933, in Mapleton, Kan., the son of Clyde Marion Willard and Mildred Harris Willard. He graduated from Bronson High School where he excelled in football, basketball and track. He later attended junior college at Independence, Kan., prior to being drafted into the Army...
Walter Clifton Gammon
Walter Clifton Gammon, 84, Grain Valley, Mo., formerly of Walker, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at his home in Grain Valley, following a lengthy illness. He was born March 31, 1927, in Walker, to John B. Gammon and Myrtle Mae Newland Gammon. He married Betty N. Crockett on May 16, 1947, in Fort Scott, Kan., and she survives of the home...
Mary Joan (Bley) McCown-Riddle
Mary Joan (Bley) McCown-Riddle, 50, of Chillicothe, Mo., passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., after a year-long battle with leukemia. She was born and raised in Nevada, Mo., graduating from Nevada High School. She attended Southern Missouri State University in Springfield. Her parents were Marjorie Havens Bley and Marvin Bley...
Edith June Armstrong
Edith June Armstrong, 76, Nevada, passed away Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born June 29, 1935, in Harrisonville, Mo., the daughter of Marvin and Marie Stowe. She was married to Phillip Davis who preceded her in death in 1964. Edith later married Arthur Armstrong and he preceded her in death in 2008...