Obituaries from July 2012
LLOYD WAYNE CALLOW
Lloyd Wayne Callow, 91, resident of rural Fort Scott, died Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Fort Scott Medicalodges. He was born June 25, 1921, at Pawnee Station, the son of Charles Curtis Callow and Winifred Lozier Callow. Lloyd was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II from 1942 to 1945. He attained the rank of sergeant while stationed for 39 months in Alaska...
ORVILLE RAY SCHARENBERG
Orville Ray Scharenberg, 92, a longtime resident of Mapleton, Kan., died Friday, July 27, at the Prescott Country View Nursing Home in Prescott. He was born Aug. 23, 1919, in Marion, Kan., the son of Joe Scharenberg and Fay Selvy Scharenberg. He married Mary Anna Goertz on June 15, 1941, in Marion. She preceded him in death on June 13, 2005...
MARGIE LEE HUGHES
Margie Lee Hughes, 85, of Springfield, Mo., passed away Friday, July 27, 2012, at James River Care and Rehabilitation Center after a lingering illness. She was born on Jan. 22, 1927, in Fair Play, Mo., the daughter of Frank Elmer Sprague and Serena Elizabeth (Hutchins) Sprague...
WILBUR EDWARD "BIG E" EASTWOOD
Wilbur Edward "Big E" Eastwood, 87, of rural Centerville, Kan., died peacefully in his home on July 29, 2012. Visitation is Tuesday evening, July 31, 2012, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Centerville Community Church followed by graveside services at Centerville Cemetery...
IRENE ROSE HECKMAN
Irene Rose Heckman received her angelic wings on July 25, 2012, when she rejoined her Creator and a host of family and friends who had gone before her. Irene was born Jan. 4, 1918, at Catoosa, Okla., the daughter of Willis Grant Black and Elizabeth Marie (McClellan) Black. Irene grew up in Oklahoma and moved to Kansas as a young lady...
HAZEL IRENE SHOEMAKER
Hazel Irene Shoemaker, 88, of Fort Scott, died Wednesday evening, July 25, 2012, at the Fort Scott Mercy Hospital. She was born July 21, 1924, in Mulberry, Kan., the daughter of Alva Leonard and Helen Sarah (Endicott) Pellett. She married R.B. Shoemaker April 25, 1943, in Garland, Kan. He survives of the home...
DOROTHY J. ANDERSON
Dorothy J. Anderson, 90, of Olathe, Kan., passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at Aberdeen Village. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Aberdeen Village. Inurnment will be at Fort Scott National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Friday, July 27...
VIRGINIA MAE UPTEGROVE
Virginia Mae Uptegrove, 91, of Blue Mound, Kan., died Sunday, July 22, 2012, at the Allen County Hospital in Iola, Kan. Friends and family will gather at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 26, at Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory, Mound City Chapel with graveside services to follow at Mound City National Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to the Virginia Mae Uptegrove Memorial Fund in c/o Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, P.O. Box J, Mound City, Kan., 66056...
JAMES M. ISAACSON
James M. Isaacson Jr., 36, a resident of Fort Scott, died Thursday, July 19, 2012, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo. There was cremation. The Rev. Jared Witt will conduct memorial services at 10 a.m. Friday in the Cheney Witt Chapel. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com...
VERNON C. BAILEY II
Vernon C. Bailey II, 90, passed away June 25, 2012, after a long illness. He was the son-in-law of Dr. and Mrs. W.T. Wilkening, who lived in Fort Scott from around 1918 to the early 1960s. Born in Ashland, Ky., July 25, 1921, Vernon was the oldest of three boys. His parents were Vernon C. Bailey and Jane Preston Bailey. The family moved often during his early years...
Wilma Workman, 79, Leavenworth, Kan., died Friday, July 20, 2012, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday July 24, 2012, at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie, Kan. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery...
FLORENCE IRENE LEISURE
Florence Irene Leisure, 86, of Pleasanton, Kan., died Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Mercy Hospital, Fort Scott. She was born Feb. 24, 1926, at Fort Scott, the daughter of Lester and Edna Insley. She married Dale Leisure on March 20, 1950, at Benton County, Ark. He preceded her in death on Dec. 28, 2002...
CHARLES DALE MONTGOMERY
Charles Dale Montgomery, 83, of Winfield, Kan., formerly of Cedar Vale, Kan., died July 21, 2012, at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita, Kan. Dale was born in Winfield on March 17, 1929, to Charles and Georgia "Bertle" Montgomery. He served in the United States Army in Alaska. ...
JUANITA A. (GILBERT) JONES
Juanita A. (Gilbert) Jones, 96, of Girard, died at 11:10 p.m., Friday, July 20, 2012 in the Girard Medical Center. She was born Dec. 14, 1915 in Pittsburg, a daughter of James J. and Kathryn Pearl (Woolfolk) Gilbert. She grew up and attended schools in Pittsburg and graduated from Pittsburg High School...
JAMES M. ISAACSON JR.
James M. Isaacson Jr., 36, a resident of Fort Scott, died Thursday, July 19, 2012, at the Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo.
Funeral services for James Isaacson will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
EDGAR LESLIE DIXON
Edgar Leslie Dixon, 92, of Benton passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Saline Memorial Hospital Hospice House in Bryant, Ark. He was born on July 4, 1920, in Mulberry, Kan., to the late George and Alma Dooley Dixon. Mr. Dixon obtained a master's degree and was a school teacher and coach in Kansas. He finished his career in the engineering division for the Kansas State Highway Department. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps World War II veteran...
DONALD WILLIAM CRAIN
Donald William Crain, 85, of Fort Scott died Monday afternoon, July 16, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. He was born July 26, 1926, in Fort Scott, the son of John Tallman and Anna Josephine (Dudley) Crain. He married Mary J. (Connie) Connet April 11, 1953, in Pittsburg, Kan. She survives of the home...
JOY L. KLIMEK
Joy L. Klimek, 50, of Gardner, Kan., passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at the Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo. She was born on Dec. 1, 1961, in Iola, Kan., the daughter of Lawrence "Blackie" and Doris L. (Burt) Klimek. She attended Marmaton Valley schools in Moran and Allen County Community College in Iola...
SHIRLEY JEAN MCMILLAN
Shirley Jean McMillan, 73, North Richland Hills, Texas, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2012. Shirley was the daughter of Clayton and Dorothy DeCoudres, Fort Scott, and the sister of Betty DeCoudres Hixon and Dale, Fort Scott, and Roberta DeCoudres Armstrong and Stan, Arlington, Texas...
DONALD W. CRAIN
Donald W. Crain, 85, of Fort Scott, died Monday afternoon, July 16, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
HAZEL MAE LORD
Hazel Mae Lord, 81, resident of Bronson, Kan., went to join her sons and grandson in Heaven, Friday, July 13, 2012, at Mercy. Hazel was born Feb. 3, 1931, in Woods County, Okla., the daughter of Frank Alfred Bergen and Mary Jane Sims Bergen. She was raised on a farm near Avard, Okla...
GEORGE EDWARD DAVENPORT
George Edward Davenport, 84, longtime Farlington resident, died at 8:10 a.m., Saturday, July 14, 2012, at his home. He was born Jan. 24, 1928, at Arcadia, a son of Nickodeums and Elda (Clark) Davenport. He was raised in Arcadia and attended school there...
RONALD L. MCCARLEY SR.
Ronald L. McCarley Sr., 63, of Arcadia, Kan., passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at Via Christi Hospital. He was born March 10, 1949, in Detroit, Mich., the son of Clarence Lynn and Geraldine Nadine (Caputo) McCarley. On Aug. 29, 1975, Ron was united in marriage to Kathy (Read) McCarley in Fort Scott. She survives of the home...
EVA E. FREEMAN
Eva E. Freeman, 84, a former resident of Fort Scott, and more recently of Loveland, Colo., passed away Friday, July 6, 2012, in Loveland. She was born Feb. 3, 1928, the daughter of Leslie E. and Olive Winifred King Turner. She was born in Woods County, Okla., in the same house, same bedroom but different corners that her mother was born in. Eva grew up in Redfield, Kan., until her family moved to La Junta, Colo., where her father owned a mechanic shop and her mother ran a small grocery store...
ROBERT W. MILLER
Robert W. Miller, 82, of Pittsville, Wis., died on Friday, July 6, 2012, at the Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, Wis. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at the Crossroad Church (Evangelical Free Church) in Pittsville with the Rev. Bruce Naugle officiating...
JAMES M. HIXON
James M. Hixon, retired United Airlines captain, died July 5, 2012. He is survived by his wife Lois, of 64 years. Jim was a devoted father to their three children, Deborah, Gary and Gregory, all of which preceded him in death. Nephews Mark Hixon and wife Mary of Topeka, Kan., Mitch Hixon and wife Lyn of Brentwood, Tenn., and Mike Hixon and wife Sherri of Lone Tree, Colo...
DOROTHY ELIZABETH CARR
Dorothy Elizabeth Carr, 94, passed away on Friday, July 6, 2012, at Guest Home Estates. Dorothy was born on Jan. 21, 1918, in Fort Scott to Mose Morton and Helen Evelyn Brown Swope. After graduating from Fort Scott High School and Fort Scott Community College, she married Charles Fulton Carr on Aug. 5, 1937...
Oris M. Spencer
Oris M. Spencer, 91, former Deming resident, passed away Monday July 2, 2012, at the New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Burial will take place at Fort Bayard National Cemetery at Fort Bayard, N.M. Oris was born Nov. 28, 1920, in Walker, Mo., to Martha Gilbert and Elmer Spencer. ...
Dorothy Elizabeth Carr
Dorothy Elizabeth Carr, 94, of Fort Scott, died Friday, July 6, 2012, at Guest Home Estates. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
Shirley Ann Stogsdill
Shirley Ann Stogsdill, 76, of Pleasanton, Kan., died Friday, July 6, 2012, at her home. Services will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, July 9, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Monday. Cremation with inurnment in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Mound City, Kan...
Shirley Jean McMillan
Shirley Jean McMillan, 73, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., today, at Lucas Funeral Home, 1321 Precinct Line Road in Hurst, Texas. Interment will follow at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville, Texas. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home...
Joyce Brown, 84, resident of Bartlesville, Okla., died Monday, June 18, 2012, in Dewey, Okla. Memorial services were held at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 22, 2012, in the First Presbyterian Church in Bartlesville with Kristy Rodgers officiating. Memorial services and cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory...
DONALD C. BOONE
Donald C. Boone, 87, of Mulberry, died at 5:10 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at his home. Boone was born Jan. 3, 1925, at Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Chester R. and Wauneta M. Wilcox Boone. Don was a retired coal miner. He was raised in Fort Scott, Stotesbury, Mo., and Kentucky. He had been a resident of Mulberry since 1972...
CHARLES ROBERT "CHUCK" MCELMURRY
Charles Robert "Chuck" McElmurry, 59, of Fort Scott, died Wednesday morning, July 4, 2012, at Fort Scott Mercy Hospital. He was born Oct. 4, 1952, in Fort Scott, the son of Charles "Rex" and Alice Louise (Clarida) McElmurry. Chuck graduated from Fort Scott High School with the class of 1970...
EDWIN ALVIN JUDY
Edwin Alvin Judy, 83, resident of rural Redfield, Kan., died Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at his home. He was born July 20, 1928, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of June Judy and Sylvia Brown Judy. He married Marjorie Smith on Sept. 7, 1948, at Fort Scott. Mr. ...
GARY RAY SHADDEN
Gary Ray Shadden, 62, of rural Osawatomie, Kan., died Monday July 2, 2012, at the Olathe Medical Center, Olathe, Kan. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday July 5, 2012, at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Fort Scott, Kan. Arrangements are being handled by Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home 203 Main Osawatomie, Kan., 66064...
CORY DALE LARSON
Corey Dale Larson, 34, resident of Fort Scott, died Friday, June 29, 2012, following a jet ski accident on Beaver Lake in Northwest Arkansas. He was born July 7, 1977, in Fort Scott, the son of Curtis Dale Larson and Brenda Yoos Larson. Corey was a 1996 graduate of Fort Scott High School. He also graduated from the heating and air conditioning program at Pittsburg State University...
JUANITA MAY SPENCER
Juanita May Spencer, 74, a resident of rural Fort Scott, died Monday, July 2, 2012, at her home. She was born Dec. 7, 1937, in Yale, Ill., the daughter of Wilbert Fear and Velva Miller Fear. She married Norman James Spencer on June 11, 1977, in Nevada, Mo. Juanita enjoyed reading, crocheting and doing jigsaw puzzles...