Obituaries from August 2012
NELLIE CLAIRE ATER
Nellie Claire Ater, age 89, resident of Pittsburg, Kan., died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at Via Christi Hospital, Pittsburg. She was born March 17, 1923, in McFall, Mo., the daughter of O.C. Salmon and Ethel Tull Salmon. Nellie graduated from Kincaid High School. ...
EDWARD CALE RINEHART
Edward Cale Rinehart, 77, of Fort Scott, passed away Wednesday evening Aug. 29, 2012, at KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. He was born Nov. 5, 1934, in Ewart, Iowa the son of Carl and Leona May (McMeekin) Rinehart. He married Carlene Marie Kruger and she survives of the home...
BOBBY DEAN "BOB" HOOD
Bobby Dean "Bob" Hood, 80, Moundville, Mo., passed away on Aug. 27, 2012, at his home after battling cancer for several months. He was born Oct. 29, 1931, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Charles Newman Hood and Violet Grace Feagins Hood. He was married to Shirley Hatfield Gossett on Oct. 15, 2000, in Moundville, Mo., and she survives of the home...
MARY ANN SHANE JAUERNIG
Mary Ann Shane Jauernig, age 81, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at Mercy Hospital. She was born May 20, 1931 in Seward, Neb., the daughter of James Mashek and Mary Hrdmas Mashek. Mary Ann was first married to Frank Ulysses Shane on April 19, 1952. He preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 1980. She married Frank Don Jauernig on Sept. 4, 1982...
MAXINE LOUISE CUPPET
Maxine Louise Cuppet, age 89, passed away Aug. 24, 2012, at the Wilson Memorial Center in Neodesha, Kan. Maxine was born March 19, 1923, at Pawnee Station, Kan., the daughter of Andy Thornton and Bertha Lena (Shankel) Gooding. She attended Pawnee Station School and graduated from Hepler High School in 1941...
Dickie E. Hornback
Dickie E. Hornback, 81, Nevada, died Aug. 23, 2012, at Moore-Few Care Center.
Graveside services will be Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 9 a.m., at Moundville Cemetery, Moundville, Mo., under the arrangement of Konantz-Warden Funeral Home
Amelia Lucille Russell
Amelia Lucille Russell, 74, of Arma, Kan., passed away Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at the Arma Care Center in Arma. She was born April 25, 1938, in Burgess, Mo., the daughter of Everett Eugene and Florence Violet (Whetzell) Richards. She married James Lee Russell and he preceded her in death June of 1995...
Charles Procyk, 87, a resident of Fort Scott, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at the Medicalodges of Fort Scott, Kan. He was born Nov. 25, 1924, in Greensburg, Penn., the son of Charles Procyk and Rosaila Jacina Procyk. He married Margaret Hamrock on May 12, 1945, at Youngwood, Penn. ...
Charles Procyk, age 87, a resident of Fort Scott, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at the Medicalodges of Fort Scott, Kan. Funeral services will be announced by the McCauley Funeral Home in Youngwood, Pa. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott...
IVAN HOWARD BOLINGER
Ivan Howard Bolinger, age 91, a former resident of Uniontown, Kan., and more recently of Olathe, Kan., died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at his home in Olathe. He was born Feb. 22, 1921, in Redfield, Kan., the son of Glen E. Bolinger and Minnie I. Steele Bolinger. Ivan graduated from Uniontown High School. He later served as a pharmacist's mate with the United States Navy during World War II when he was stationed in Guam...
MARK LEROY SHINN
Mark Leroy Shinn, 62, of Iola, Kan., died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012. Mark was born June 10, 1950, in Iola, the son of James and Thora (Nichols) Shinn. He graduated from Iola High School, Iola Junior College and served six years in the Kansas Army National Guard...
BERNICE LOUISE PRUITT
Bernice Louise Pruitt, age 101, resident of Fort Scott, formerly of Mapleton, moved to Glory from Fort Scott Manor, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. She was born on the family farm just southeast of Devon, to James and Sarilda Killion, on April 30, 1911. She married Elza R. Pruitt in Fort Scott, Kan., on Jan. 29, 1934. After sharecropping for a while west of Devon, they opened a grocery store which they operated for several years before moving to a farm south of Mapleton...
Lois Meddock, 92 died, Sunday Aug. 19, 2012, at Lone Tree Retirement Center in Meade, Kan. She was born Sept. 13, 1919 at Uniontown, Kan., the daughter of Fay and Ruth (Bobbitt) Keith. She graduated from Uniontown High School and attended Fort Scott Junior College...
DOROTHY JOSEPHINE ARMSTRONG
Dorothy Josephine Armstrong, age 89, resident of Fort Scott, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at Guest Home Estates. She was born Jan. 1, 1923, in Lee's Summit, Mo., the daughter of Fred Leban Prather and Myrtle May Acre Prather. She married Roy Wilbur Armstrong on Dec. 30, 1941, in Clinton, Mo. He preceded her in death on April 4, 2010...
FRANK HENRY TAYLOR JR.
Frank Henry Taylor Jr., 84, of Sedalia, Mo., passed away, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012. He was born on Dec. 27, 1927, in Fort Scott, Kan., a son of Frank Henry and Francis (Comstock) Taylor Sr. On Dec. 6, 1947, in Fort Scott, Kan., he was united in marriage to Wilma Marie Koch, who survives of the home...
CHEYENNE ANDREA DON FIEGENER
Cheyenne Andrea Don Fiegener, 16, of Fort Scott, died at her home Thursday evening, Aug. 16, 2012. She was born April 15, 1996 in Joplin, Mo., the daughter of Donald Joseph and Stephanie Gail Edwards Fiegener. Cheyenne is survived by her father and step-mother, Donald and Heather Fiegener of the home, her mother and step-father, Stephanie and Shawn Laver of Bone Creek, Crawford County, Kan., two sisters, Bryant and Brittany Fiegener, four brothers, Draven J. ...
DOROTHY J. ARMSTRONG
Dorothy J. Armstrong, age 89, resident of Fort Scott, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at Guest Home Estates. Funeral arrangements for Dorothy Armstrong will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main.
IVAN H. BOLINGER
Ivan H. Bolinger, age 91, resident of Olathe, Kan., formerly of Uniontown, Kan., died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at his home. Funeral arrangements for Ivan Bolinger will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main.
WILLIAM RILEY "BILLY" LANE
William Riley "Billy" Lane, age 69, LaCygne, Kan., died Saturday Aug. 18, 2012, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo. Graveside funeral service and burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at the Oak Lawn Cemetery in LaCygne. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. ...
ELAINE JEAN JACKSON
Elaine Jean Jackson, age 56, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died unexpectedly Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at the Mercy Health Center emergency room. She was born on Jan. 28, 1956, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Charles Lee Hall Sr. and Shirley Mae Willis Hall...
Emma Jean West (Scully)
Emma Jean West (Scully), 68, passed away suddenly on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in Albuquerque, N.M. Emma attended St. John's Catholic School in Iola, then Mount Saint Scholastica in Atchison where she received her diploma. She was married to Grant Gibbs Alexander from 1963 to 1977. Grant passed away in 2003...
Bonnie L. McDaniel
Bonnie L. McDaniel, 79, rural Vernon County, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at her home. She was born June 17, 1933, in Walker, Mo., to Howard Hacker and Angie M. Palmer Hacker. She and Delmar Culbertson were married in 1951 and he preceded her in death in 1990. She and Clifford A. McDaniel were later married in 1996 and he survives of the home...
Ronald Earl Parks
Ronald Earl Parks, 66, resident of rural Fort Scott, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at his home. He was born Jan. 6, 1946, in Fort Scott the son of Earl William Parks and Hattie Dorene Davis Parks. Ron was a 1964 graduate of Fort Scott High School. He graduated from Pittsburg State University. ...
Cheyenne Andrea Don Fiegener, 16, of Fort Scott, died at her home Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012.
Funeral arrangements for Cheyenne Fiegener are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
Jack Steele, age 82, of Osawatomie, Kan., died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at the Life Care Center of Osawatomie. Jack was born June 29, 1930, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Andrew Thomas Steele and Carrie Ruth (Ralls) Steele. He was the oldest of three sons. He attended Uniontown, Kan., schools and graduated from Uniontown High School in the class of 1948...
ROWLAND E. HYLE
Rowland E. Hyle, 84, Topeka, passed away Aug. 13, 2012. He was born Feb. 27, 1928, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Harry and Margaret Rowland Hyle. He graduated from Fort Scott High School and Fort Scott Junior College, where he played on the football team. He later attended the University of Kansas. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a credit control officer for Credit Union 1, retiring in 1995...
PAULINE LOUISE LYMAN
Pauline Louise Lyman, age 86, a resident of Bronson, Kan., died Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at Allen County Hospital in Iola, Kan. There was cremation. A private service will be held in Los Osos, Calif. Local services are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel, 501 Pine, Bronson, Kan...
GALEN EDWARD McKIBBEN
Galen Edward McKibben, 75, of Greenwood, Ark. entered into rest on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at St. Edward's Hospital in Fort Smith, Ark. He was born Aug. 20, 1936, in Ellery, Ill.,to the late John and Mildred McKibben. He attended Community Freewill Baptist Church in Pocola, Okla. ...
Grover G. Phillips Jr.
Grover G. Phillips Jr., 65, electrical engineer, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, Aug. 13, Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. He was preceded in death by his father, Grover G. Phillips Sr. Survivors include his wife, Conni; daughter, Vicki Yingling of Andover; son, Ernie Yingling (Lisa) of Andover; mother, Nina Phillips of Nevada; sister, Cynthia Phillips of Nevada; grandchildren, Casey Yingling (Stephen Maurer), Jessica Johnston-Oster (David), Curtis Yingling, and Chelsea Yingling; and great-granddaughter, Kileigh Oster.. ...
Richard William "Bill" McWherter Jr.
Richard William "Bill" McWherter Jr., 65, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada. He was born Oct. 28, 1946, in Nevada, to Richard William McWherter Sr. and Dora Jane Parks McWherter. Richard attended Bronaugh schools. He filled the pop machine at his dad's station (Mac's Conoco on West 54 Highway). Richard was a lifelong resident of Vernon County. He was a member of the Richards Christian Church...
Bonnie Mae Wallen
Bonnie Mae Wallen, 61, El Dorado Springs, Mo., died on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. She was born Dec. 2, 1950, in Dallas, Texas, to Boardman Orville (B.O.) Bandy and Mary Lois Reed Bandy. A private family committal service will be held at a later date...
Herbert Hoover Taylor
Herbert Hoover Taylor, 84, Lamar, Mo., died on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at Truman Healthcare and Rehab in Lamar. He was born Nov. 28, 1927, in Butler, Mo., to George Washington Taylor and Mary Sophia Beck Taylor. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Aug. 13, at Sheldon Cemetery, Sheldon, Mo...
MICHAEL JAMES BOLAN
Michael James Bolan, 55, resident of Fort Scott, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at his home. He was born June 13, 1957, in Missouri, the son of James Bolan and Patricia Ann Cooper Bolan. Michael was a 1975 graduate of Fort Scott High School. He first married Scheryll Barnard and they later divorced. He married Tammy Newton and they divorced. He married Bonnie Taylor on Aug. 21, 1992, in Fort Scott...
MARK DAVID MEEK
Mark David Meek, 50, a resident at Lakemary Center in Paola, Kan., former resident of Louisburg, Kan., died peacefully in his sleep at his home on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012. Mark was born March 22, 1962, in Osborne, Kan. He was the first of three children born to Donald D. and Carolyn (Comstock) Meek...
MARVEL L. HARRY
Marvel L. Harry, 86, of Pittsburg, Kan., passed away at 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, at Via Christi Hospital. She was born July 5, 1926, at Mindenmines, Mo., to Fred and Gladys (Lasley) Maxwell. She attended schools in Mindenmines and graduated from Mindenmines High School in 1943. She then graduated from Kansas City Secretarial College. On Feb. 12, 1947, she was united in marriage to Lee Edwin Harry at Pittsburg, Kan. He preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 1989...
MICHAEL JAMES BOLAN
Michael James Bolan, 55, resident of Fort Scott, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at his home.
Funeral arrangements for Michael Bolan will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main.
Roger Hubbell, 91, formerly of La Cygne, Kan., died Monday Aug. 6, 2012, at the Adrian Manor in Adrian, Mo. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at the Olathe Memorial Cemetery in Olathe, Kan. The family suggests contributions to the Roger Hubbell Memorial Fund in c/o the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, P.O. Box 304, La Cygne, Kan., 66040...
GARY LEE COOMBS
Gary Lee Coombs, 64, a resident of Fort Scott, died Thursday, Aug. 2, at his home. He was born Nov. 18, 1947, in Fort Scott and raised by his parents, Bill Hawkins and Grace Potorff Hawkins. Gary married Sharon Auxier on Dec. 22, 1998, at Fort Scott. She preceded him in death on Aug. 21, 2009...
LEE GEORGE MASHEK
Lee George Mashek, 58, of Deerfield, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Freeman Health System West, Joplin, following a sudden illness. He was born April 30, 1954, in Fort Scott, to James J. Mashek and Bernelda J. Custer Mashek. He and Patricia S. Nickelson were married on April 25, 2000, in Miami, Okla., and she survives of the home...
GARY EDWARD DRISKELL
Gary Edward Driskell, 68, of Gardner, Kan., formerly of LaCygne, Kan., died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Kansas City, Mo. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at the Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory, LaCygne Chapel. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the chapel. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Gary Driskell Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.schneiderfunerals.com...