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Obituaries from June 2012

Guy Allen Antrim (06/30/12)
Guy Allen Antrim, 67, resident of Prescott, Kan., died Friday, June 29, 2012, at his home. Services will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
Clark Hillsman (06/30/12)
Clark Hillsman, 76, of El Dorado Springs, Mo., the son of William Albert and Florence Edna (Endicott) Hillsman was born April 4, 1936, in Schell City, Mo., and passed from this life on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo...
Clarence Andrew Walker (06/30/12)
Clarence Andrew Walker, 81, a resident of rural Uniontown, Kan., died Thursday, May 31, 2012, at the Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka, Kan. He was born Jan. 5, 1931, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Arthur Andrew Walker and Jessie Newton McHenry Walker. ...
Hazel Marguerite Hill (06/30/12)
Hazel Marguerite Hill, 93, of Fort Scott, died Thursday night, June 28, 2012. She was born Sept. 19, 1918, in Blue Mound, Kan., the daughter of Charles and Grace E. (Ross) Bray. She married Lawrence E. Hill June 11, 1938, in Fort Scott, Kan., and he preceded her in death April 13, 1988...
JOHN VALENTINE NEFF (06/29/12)
John Valentine Neff, 92, of St. Marys, Ga., passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick, Ga. Memorial services and inurnment will be held at a later date. Allison Memorial Chapel of St. Marys, Ga., is in charge of arrangements...
EDWARD MARTIN SAUERWEIN (06/28/12)
Edward Martin Sauerwein, 59, died unexpectedly Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at Mercy Hospital Emergency Room following an apparent heart attack. He was born March 1, 1953, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of William Sauerwein and Marlyn Smith Sauerwein. Edward was a 1971 graduate of Fort Scott High School and Fort Scott Community College. He graduated from Pittsburg State University with a bachelor's degree in secondary education...
THURMAN DAVID GRAHAM (06/27/12)
Thurman David Graham, 54, formerly of Iola, Kan., passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2012, at his home in St. Louis, Mo. He was born in Fort Scott, Kan., on July 6, 1957. He called Kansas home and attended Fort Scott and Iola Schools. He graduated from Iola High School in 1975. He then attended Pittsburg State University. He worked for various construction companies throughout his career...
GEORGE BARKER JENKINS JR. (06/26/12)
George Barker Jenkins Jr., 79, a resident of rural Blue Mound, Kan., died Sunday, June 24, 2012, at his home. He was born Aug. 24, 1932, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of George Barker Jenkins Sr. and Nancy Fern Boring Jenkins. He married Sylva Hawkins on Sept. 26, 1952, in Kansas City, Kan...
ELIZABETH GENTRY NEWMAN TOMS (06/26/12)
Elizabeth Gentry Newman Toms, of Richmond, Va., widow of Everett Carson Toms, died Sunday, June 24, 2012. She was born Dec. 25, 1919, in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Dr. John Ross Newman and Mary Josephine Buffington Newman. Mrs. Toms grew up in Fort Scott and graduated from the University of Kansas, where she was a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority...
HARVEY LEE HOSLER (06/26/12)
Harvey Lee Hosler, 82, a resident of rural Fort Scott, died early Monday, June 25, 2012, at Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott. He was born July 15, 1929, in South Bend, Ind. He married Margurite Clements in 1951 in Michigan. He served our country in the U.S. Army, where he was stationed in Japan and Korea. Throughout his life, he worked as truck driver, welder, machinist and an electrician. He also constructed his own 98-ton salvage vessel and captained this ship for several years...
PERRY J. EMBRY (06/26/12)
Perry J. Embry, 81, Lamar, Mo., passed away Saturday, June 24, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family, following a lengthy illness. Perry, one of five children, was born Jan. 9, 1931, in Fairview, Mo., to Luther and Hazel (McCartney) Embry. He married Rita Shanklin, Feb. 2, 1950...
REGINA REA TOSON (06/26/12)
Regina Rea Toson, 60, a former resident of Fort Scott, and more recently of Blakely, Ga., died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 12, 2012, in Blakely. She was born June 2, 1952, in Wichita, Kan., the daughter of Minnie and Woodrow W. Wrenn Sr. She attended public schools in Fort Scott and received her LPN from Fort Scott Community College in August of 1979. ...
Vernon L. "Sonny" Amberg (06/23/12)
Vernon L. "Sonny" Amberg, 77, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Thursday, June 21, 2012, at the Mercy Health Center Emergency Room. He was born Oct. 11, 1934, in Chanute, Kan., the son of Merle Amberg and Edith McBride Amberg. Sonny grew up in Girard and later lived in Mound City and Uniontown prior to moving to Fort Scott in 2003. ...
Lyle Wayne Hoener (06/23/12)
Lyle Wayne Hoener, 77, a resident of rural Fort Scott, Kan., died Thursday, June 21, 2012, at his home. He was born Oct. 1, 1934, in Quincy, Ill., the son of George Hoener and Alice Ralph Hoener. He married Connie Louderman on Nov. 15, 1959, at Colchester, Ill. ...
CLARENCE "LEON" RHODES (06/22/12)
Clarence "Leon" Rhodes, 64, a resident of Fort Scott, died Tuesday June 19, 2012, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. He was born Dec. 19, 1947, in Oswego Kan., the son of Charles Leo and Mamie Alice Rhodes. He served his country in the United States Air Force. ...
CLARENCE "LEON" RHODES (06/21/12)
Clarence "Leon" Rhodes, 64, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Tuesday June 19, 2012, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. Services will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main.
JULIUS "JERRY" HENRY EBERT JR. (06/20/12)
Julius "Jerry" Henry Ebert Jr. was born on May 6, 1930, in Joplin, Mo. As the only child to Julius and Ethel Ebert, he grew from boy to man in Joplin enjoying life. From singing in a boys choir as a child, to working as a lifeguard as a teen, he kept busy. High school held many memories for him while he played trumpet in the band and participated in sea scouts and DeMolay...
CHARLES NICHOLAS "NICK" BOWMAN (06/20/12)
Charles Nicholas "Nick" Bowman, 63, of Fort Scott, died at his home Sunday morning, June 10, 2012. He was born Aug. 2, 1948, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Verl Archie and Ruth Pauline (Carr) Bowman. He married Polly Sue Ovshak Dec. 31, 1999, in Eureka Springs, Ark., and she survives of the home...
NORMAN R. CARLSON (06/20/12)
Norman R. Carlson, 83, passed from this life to a better home above on June 11, 2012, at Presbyterian Manor in Wichita, Kan. Norman was born March 30, 1928, in Fort Scott, the first son of Arthur and Lorena Carlson. He was one of seven siblings in that family...
JOHNNA R. MEEK (06/19/12)
Johnna R. Meek, Fort Scott, passed away at her home Thursday, June 14, 2012. She was born July 9, 1934, in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of John Ray and Iva Eathel (Hencey) Price. She married Charles Meek in 1974 and he preceded her in death in 1993...
TOMMY DEAN FEAGINS (06/15/12)
Tommy Dean Feagins, 62, resident of Fort Scott, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at his home. He was born Aug. 11, 1949, in Fort Scott, the son of Thomas Harold Feagins and Mary Louise Cullen Feagins. Tommy had served with the United States Army during both the Korean and Vietnam eras. ...
JOHN RADFORD WALKER III (06/15/12)
John Radford Walker III, 71, formerly of Fort Scott, died June 9, 2012, in Baltimore, Md. He was born June 9, 1941, in Fort Scott, the son of John Radford and Betty Jean (Beatty) Walker. John is survived by a brother, Bill Williams, of Pittsburg, Kan...
PHYLLIS DARLENE "PHIL" RILEY (06/15/12)
Phyllis Darlene "Phil" Riley, 72, resident of rural Fort Scott, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at her home. She was born April 7, 1940, in Mulberry, Kan., the daughter of Vernie Totman and Ethel Pearl Scratcher Totman. She married Richard Riley on Aug. 31, 1957, at Miami, Okla. She had been employed by Ennis Printing for 30 years. Phyllis was a member of the Fort Scott Church of the Nazarene...
HATTIE DORENE PARKS MASON (06/15/12)
Hattie Dorene Parks Mason, 91, resident of Fort Scott, died Thursday, June 14, 2012, at Mercy Hospital, Fort Scott. She was born March 5, 1921, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Roy C. Davis and Jenny Hatch Davis. She was a 1939 graduate of Fort Scott High School...
JOHNNA R. MEEK (06/15/12)
Johnna R. Meek, of Fort Scott, passed away at her home Thursday, June 14, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
TOMMY DEAN FEAGINS (06/14/12)
Tommy Dean Feagins, 62, resident of 309 Burke, Fort Scott, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at his home. Services will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main.
PHYLLIS RILEY (06/14/12)
Phyllis Riley, 72, resident of 2468 Lucky Road, Fort Scott, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at her home. Services will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main.
ESTHER LOUISE PEARSON SEGEBARTT (06/13/12)
Esther Louise Pearson Segebartt, 92, of Hepler, Kan., died at 4:10 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at her home. She was born Sept. 3, 1919, at rural Farlington, Kan., a daughter of Emil H. and Ida L. (Zimmerman) Pearson. She grew up in rural Farlington and attended Fairview School and graduated from Hepler High School...
ALWILLA CATHLINE KARLESKINT (06/13/12)
Alwilla Cathline Karleskint, 82, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Monday, June 11, 2012, at the Moran Manor Nursing Home in Moran, Kan. She was born Aug. 19, 1929, in Blue Mound, Kan., the daughter of Elvin A. Boyd and Josephine F. Spillman Boyd. She graduated from Uniontown High School...
MICHAEL EUGENE LARSEN (06/08/12)
Michael Eugene Larsen, 61, died Wednesday, June 6, 2012, in Decatur, Texas. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Michael was born Feb. 2, 1951, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Leonard and Wanda (Smith) Larsen. He was a retired cattleman. Michael enjoyed buying and selling cattle and he loved to make people laugh. He never met a stranger. Michael was a member of the Alvord Baptist Church in Alvord, Texas...
JOHN R. WALKER III (06/12/12)
John Radford Walker III, 71, formerly of Fort Scott, died June 9, 2012, in Baltimore, Md. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home
CHARLES BOWMAN (06/12/12)
Charles Bowman, 63, of Fort Scott, died at his home Sunday morning, June 10, 2012. Funeral arrangements for Charles Bowman are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
BETTY LOUISE JOHNSON (06/12/12)
Betty Louise Johnson, 82, of Kansas City, Kan., formerly of Pleasanton, Kan., died Saturday, June 9, 2012, at her home. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at the Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time at the chapel...
RUTH E. CREIGHTON (06/12/12)
Ruth E. Creighton, 89, of Pittsburg, Kan., passed away Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Freeman West in Joplin, Mo. She was born Aug. 13, 1922, in Fort Scott to Harley and Catherine (Cory) Kinney. She had been a Pittsburg resident since 1943. Ruth married R. Wayne Hamm. They later divorced. On Dec. 30, 1971, she married James Creighton in Miami, Okla. He preceded her in death in 1994...
Sylvia C. Cady (06/09/12)
Sylvia C. Cady, 89, Sheldon, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Christian Health Care, Nevada, following a brief illness. She was born April 22, 1923, in Sheldon, to Zeb Ambler and Annie Jobe Ambler. She married Leland E. Cady on Aug. 30, 1943, in Lamar, Mo., and he preceded her in death on Oct. 29, 2011...
John Ellsworth Holmes (06/09/12)
John Ellsworth Holmes, 98, former resident of Prescott, Kan., and more recently of Presbyterian Village, Fort Scott, died Thursday, June 7, 2012, at Mercy Hospital, Fort Scott. He was born Sept. 28, 1913, in Prescott, Kan., the son of Arthur E. Holmes and Florence McLaughlin Holmes. John attended Shilo Grade School then went to Prescott High School where he graduated in 1931. John married Marian Washler on July 3, 1945, at Prescott. She preceded him in death on July 20, 2006...
Vernon Grant Holmes (06/09/12)
Vernon Grant Holmes, 69, resident of Pleasanton, Kan., died Thursday, June 7, 2012, at the Fort Scott Manor Nursing Home. He was born April 6, 1943, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Vernon Edward Holmes and Minnie LeVerne Ashley Holmes. He graduated from Prescott High School in 1961. ...
VERNON GRANT HOLMES (06/08/12)
Vernon Grant Holmes, 69, resident of Pleasanton, Kan., died Thursday, June 7, 2012, at Fort Scott Manor Nursing Home. Services will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
ROBERT (BOB) KENT GUILFOYLE (06/06/12)
Robert (Bob) Kent Guilfoyle passed on into God's care June 3, 2012, after his year long fight with cancer. His parents James Ed Guilfoyle and Genivieve Louise (Hereford) Guilfoyle were living in Harding, Kan., when he was born in the Old Mercy Hospital on Main Street in Fort Scott, Kan., on June 15, 1952...
BOB GUILFOYLE (06/05/12)
Bob Guilfoyle, 59, of Fort Scott, died at his home Sunday evening, June 3, 2012. Funeral arrangements for Bob Guilfoyle are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
Mary Elizabeth Hunt (06/02/12)
Mary Elizabeth Hunt, 87, Nevada, entered into rest Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at the age of 87 years. Mary was born Sept. 17, 1924, in Ripley, Ohio. She was the second oldest of seven children who were born to William Harrison and Margaret Ann Lake. Mary met Jimmie Raymond Hunt while he was in the service. They were united in marriage on Oct. 16, 1943. He brought Mary back to his parents, Willie Albert and Erma Thula Hunt, who resided in Cedar County, Mo., until he finished his term in the Army...
CLARENCE ANDREW WALKER (06/01/12)
Clarence Andrew Walker, 81, a resident of rural Uniontown, Kan., died Thursday, May 31, 2012, at the Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka, Kan. Funeral services for Clarence Walker will be announced by the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott...