Obituaries from September 2012
Spc. Justin Michael Hueston
Spc. Justin Michael Hueston, age 22, a resident of Mapleton, Kan., died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at the Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., following injuries received in a motorcycle/auto accident earlier in the day. He was born Nov. 15, 1989, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Michael R. Hueston and Ginger E. Button Hueston...
T.J. Allen Jr.
T.J. Allen Jr., age 79, of rural Fontana, Kansas, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at North Point Skilled Nursing, Paola, Kan. T.J., also known as "Jay", was born May 4, 1933, at Richards, Mo. He was the second of seven children born to John Thomas and Ruth Juanita (Norris) Allen. He grew up in Richards, Missouri and graduated from high school there in 1951...
john l. Rickman
John L. Rickman, 72, of Girard, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at his residence in Girard. He was born Feb, 6, 1940, at Roscoe, Mo., the son of Clifford A. and Ellen E. (Carter) Rickman. The family moved to Richards, Mo., in 1946 and John attended schools there and graduated from Nevada High School in Nevada, Mo. He lived in Nevada until 1965 when he moved to Girard. He studied vocational-auto technology at Pittsburg State University from 1958 until 1960...
Billy Morgan, age 64, of Fort Scott, died Saturday morning, Sept. 22, 2012, at Mercy Hospital. He is survived by six children, several grandchildren, and his sister Jane Milburn of Fort Scott, Kan. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall St., P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701...
Linda D. Roberts
Linda Darlene Roberts, 53, passed away on Sept. 1, 2012, at Heritage Healthcare in Chanute, Kan. She was born to James Roberts and Waneda (Blake) Roberts on July 24, 1959, in Sedona, Ariz. Linda spent most of her childhood in Fort Scott, Kan., and graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1977. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, James Duane and Ronald Keith Roberts...
EDNA GIVENS CHEATHAM
Edna Givens Cheatham, 92, of Tulsa, Okla., died Saturday morning, Sept. 15, 2012, at St. John's Hospital in Tulsa. Edna Givens Cheatham was born in Fort Scott, Kan., on March 10, 1920, the daughter of Thomas Moss and Alice Morgan Givens. When she was 8 years old, her father purchased a violin at a farm sale. ...
GEORGE ROBERT "BOB" MASON
George Robert "Bob" Mason was a World War II B-26 tail-gunner, loving husband of 64 years and dedicated father and grandfather. Bob, 86, of Fort Scott, passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at his home in the presence of family. He was born on Jan. 19, 1926, in Redfield, Kan., the son of William Jennings and Mae Leona (Bolinger) Mason...
ANTHONY DALE "TONY" ALLEN
Anthony Dale Allen, 38, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in Houston, Texas, from a long-fought battle with brain cancer. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at the Waukee United Methodist Church, 650 Ashworth Drive, Waukee, Iowa, with burial at the Waukee Cemetery...
ALVA O. HITE JR.
Alva Otis Hite Jr., 88, of Deerfield, Mo., died Monday Sept. 17, 2012, at Mercy Hospital. He was born May 22, 1924, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Alva Otis Sr. and Gladys Mae (Cox) Hite. He married Joyce Marie Larcom May 3, 1952 in Fayetteville, Arkansas and she preceded him in death Aug. 1, 1985. On Dec. 11, 1992, Alva married Neva Bunn, and she survives of the home...
RODNEY CLARENCE SPRINGER
Rodney Clarence Springer, age 60, Prescott, Kan., passed away on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. He was born on May 5, 1952, at Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Charlie Clarence and Alta June Springer. He graduated from Prescott High School and attended Fort Scott Community College and later received a bachelor of science in biology and a minor in chemistry from Pittsburg State University. ...
SHAWN J. PYNE
Shawn J. Pyne, 49 years old, died peacefully at Woodland Terrace Nursing Center on Aug. 6, 2012. Shawn had been in the loving care and companionship of family, friends and Hospice of Volusia/Flagler since August of 2011. Throughout his illness Shawn maintained a strong faith, his sense of humor and appreciation for family and friends...
Alice Estella Flanner
Alice Estella Flanner, 94, of Fort Scott, died at Mercy Hospital Monday morning, Sept. 17, 2012. She was born Oct. 13, 1917, in Redfield, Kan., the daughter of Frank Elwood and Lena Mae (Comstock) Benedict. She married Raymond Loring Flanner Dec. 26, 1941, in Fort Scott, Kan. He preceded her in death March 30, 2010...
ELAINE LOTTERER MANVILLE
Elaine Lotterer Manville, 86, passed away at her home on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, surrounded by her husband and two sons. She was born on April 28, 1926, to John Franklin Lotterer and Erma Wagner Lotterer in Fort Scott, Kan., and spent her formative years there...
Alice Estelle Flanner, 94, of Fort Scott, died at Mercy Hospital Monday morning, Sept. 17, 2012. Funeral arrangements for Alice Flanner are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
EDNA GIVENS CHEATHAM
Edna Givens Cheatham, 92, of Tulsa, Okla., died Saturday morning, Sept. 15, 2012, at St. John's Hospital in Tulsa. She was formerly of Fort Scott, and is the mother of Aileen Pollock. Funeral arrangements for Edna Cheatham are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home...
Joan Morrison, age 83, of Moran, Kan., formerly of Uniontown, Kan., passed away Sept. 16, 2012, at her home. She was born April 11, 1929, at Kansas City, Kan., the only child of Earl Geraud and Angie Mae (Hunziker) Schone. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. ...
TERRY WAYNE PAGE
Terry Wayne Page, age 58, former resident of Bourbon County, more recently of Las Vegas, Nevada, died Thursday September 6, 2012 at the Southern Hills Hospital in Las Vegas. He was born May 6, 1954, in Bourbon County, the son of George Joseph Page and Virginia Adeline Boyles Page. Terry made his living as a slot machine repairman. He was retired from the United States Air Force...
MARY F. DUDNEY
CLAY CENTER -- Mary F. Dudney, 87, died Sept. 16, 2012, at Medicalodges, Clay Center, Kan. She was born Jan. 28, 1925, in Arcadia, Kan., the daughter of Nicodemus and Elda (Clark) Davenport. Mary worked at the T-Bird Inn in Chapman, Lakeview Restaurant in Wakefield, Sunflower Cafe in Clay Center and for nursing homes in the Clay Center area retiring in 1985. ...
LOIS ELIZABETH MARSHALL
HOLTON -- Lois Elizabeth Marshall, 98, of Holton, Kan., formerly of Fort Scott, Kan., passed away Sept. 15, 2012, at Medicalodges Jackson County. She was born July 27, 1914, in Moran, Kan., the daughter of Floyd and Nellie (Caldwell) McCormack. Lois graduated from Mildred High School in 1932; she received her bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas in 1936 with a Phi Beta Kappa Honor and her master's degree from Pittsburg State University in 1938. ...
Lela Jean Denick Comstock
Lela Jean Denick Comstock, 86, of rural Deerfield, Mo., passed away at her home in the presence of her family on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. Jean was born July 15, 1926, in Sedan, Kan., the daughter of Martin Luther Denick and Alma Lea Smith Denick. She was baptized May 11, 1934, at the First Christian Church of Sedan. Her membership was transferred to Clayton Christian Church, Eve, Mo., on Jan. 5, 1964...
Joanne Davenport, 64, of Girard, Kan., passed away at 6:32 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, in the Girard Medical Center in Girard. Joanne was born May 18, 1948, in Parsons, Kan., a daughter of John L. and Martha B. (McElwain) Baldwin. She attended schools in Girard and graduated from Girard High School...
Velva Burche, age 86, of Moran, Kan., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at Moran Manor in Moran, Kan. She was born on Dec. 22, 1925, in rural Uniontown, Kan. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at the Moran Christian Church, Moran, with burial to follow in the Moran Cemetery. The family will be present to greet friends at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Moran on Sunday evening from 5 p.m.-7 p.m...
G.C. "SMITTY" SMITH
Granville Caleb Smith, age 88, resident of rural Fort Scott, Kan., died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at his home. He was born April 12, 1924, in Sugar Creek, Mo., the son of Alvis Edward Smith and Etta Marguerite Tomlinson Smith. He graduated from the Northeast High School in Kansas City, Mo. He then enlisted with the United States Army and served in the European Theatre. He was a member of the 324th Infantry Antitank Company and fought in the Battle of the Bulge...
LAWRENCE RUSSELL WRIGHT
The family of the late Lawrence Russell Wright, formerly of Liberty, Mo., and Uniontown, will conduct a burial of his ashes at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Uniontown Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to the burial service for Wright, who died Jan. 10. A celebration of his life took place Jan. 14 at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Liberty, Mo. Attendees will gather immediately following the service for a social at the Uniontown Community Center...
Bina Frank Self
Bina Frank Self, age 70 of Mound City, Kan., died Saturday Sept. 8, 2012, at the Fort Scott Medicalodges. Services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday Sept. 13, 2012, at the Mound City First Baptist Church. Visitation will be held from 5 to: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory Mound City Chapel...
John Francis Sheehy
John Francis Sheehy, age 52, a resident of Fort Scott, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at his home. He was born Feb. 11, 1960, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of John Joseph Sheehy and Patricia A. Wilkins Sheehy. He had worked in construction. Survivors include his mother, Pat Burrous, of Fulton, Kan.; two brothers, William A. ...
Terry Wayne Page
Terry Wayne Page, 58, resident of Las Vegas, Nev., died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at the Southern Hills Hospital in Las Vegas.
Funeral services for Terry Page will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main.
Horace Leon Gray
Horace Leon Gray, 69, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at St. Luke's South Hospital, Overland Park, Kan., following a brief illness. He was born June 22, 1943, in Magnolia, Ark., to Elmer Nolan and Evelyn Bunch Gray. On March 11, 1962, he was married in El Dorado, Ark., to Mary Jane Hollensworth and she survives of the home...
Brenda Joyce Welch
Brenda Joyce Welch, 62, a resident of Madison, Kan., died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at the Via Christi Emergency Room in Pittsburg, Kan. She was born June 5, 1950, in Allen County, Kan., the daughter of Ray Hutton and Elsie King Hutton. She first married Kenneth Davis. ...
SIBBY A. MIDDLETON
Mrs. Sibby A. Middleton, 94 of Forsyth, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, in the Forsyth Nursing and Rehab. A graveside service was held Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 1 p.m. in the Lockwood City Cemetery, Lockwood, Mo. The family received friends from noon until service time at the cemetery. Pastor Larry Lawman officiated...
RALPH (BUD) WHITESIDE
Ralph (Bud) Whiteside, 78, of Leawood, Kan., died of leukemia on his 53rd wedding anniversary Sept. 6, 2012. Bud was born and raised in Fort Scott, Kan. He enjoyed playing sports for Fort Scott High School (class of 1951) and working with his dad at Whiteside's IGA. After graduating from the University of Kansas, Bud was drafted into the Army and served in Japan after the Korean War. He worked in finance at United Telecom/Sprint for many years until his retirement...
FAYE JANICE COWAN
Faye Janice Cowan, age 90, resident of Carl Junction, Mo., died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at St. John's Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Mo. She was born Dec. 24, 1921, in Hilla, Mo., the daughter of George C. Smiley and Bertha Payne Smiley. She married Raymond H. Cowan on April 20, 1968, in Nowata, Okla. He preceded her in death on Aug. 25, 1998. She was retired as a cook for Fort Scott restaurants...
Brenda J. Welch
Brenda J. Welch, age 62, resident of Medicalodges of Pittsburg, Kan., died early Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg. Funeral arrangements for Brenda Welch will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main.
Eleanor Keough age 92 of Adrian, Mo., died Tuesday Sept. 4, 2012, at the Adrian Manor Nursing home in Adrian, Mo. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday Sept. 8, 2012, at the West Point Cemetery near Amsterdam, Mo. The family suggests contributions to the West Point Cemetery and may be left in care of the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory P.O. Box 304 La Cygne, Kan., 66040. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.schneiderfunreals.com...
MARY ANN CONROY
Mary Ann Conroy, 82, of Fort Scott, passed away early Wednesday morning, Sept. 5, 2012, at Mercy Hospital. She was born July 8, 1930 in Rantoul, Kan., the daughter of Vern A. and Gladys (Kinder) Welton. She married Clarence Richard Conroy Jr. April 25, 1948 in Osawatomie, Kan. He preceded her in death April 15, 1998...
RICHARD WAYNE CUMMINGS
Richard Wayne Cummings age 64 of Prescott, Kan., died Monday Sept. 3, 2012, at the Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott, Kan. He was born on Dec. 2, 1947, at Newton, Kan., the son of Lester and Dolores Hamilton Cummings. He graduated from Sheldon High School in Sheldon, Mo. ...
Helen Marie Smith
Helen Marie Smith, 87, of Moran, Kan., died Monday evening, Sept. 3, 2012, at the Allen County Medical Center. She was born July 8, 1925 in Bourbon County, Kan., the daughter of William Elmer and Zaida Marie (Worden) Ross. She married James Willis Smith May 29, 1948, in Syracuse, Kan. He survives of the home...
NOMA JEAN MICHAELS
Noma Jean Michaels, age 88, a former resident of Fort Scott and more recently of Fort Worth, Texas, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at her home in Fort Worth. She was born May 7, 1924, in Liberal, Mo., the daughter of Charles Edward Bass and Amanda Elsie Brown Bass. ...
Patrick Toms, age 78, former resident of Uniontown, Kan., died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at the Wathena Health Care in Wathena, Kan. He was born June 4, 1933, in Mindenmines, Mo., the son of James Edwin Toms and Ruth Florence Paullin Toms. He was a graduate of Mulberry High School. ...
Helen M. Smith
Helen M. Smith, 87, of Moran, Kan., died Monday evening, Sept. 3, 2012, at the Allen County Medical Center. Funeral arrangements for Helen Smith are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
MARIE W. (MA) KRULL
Marie W. (Ma) Krull, age 90, Mound City, Kan., passed away on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at her home. She was born on June 20, 1922 at Prescott, Kan., the daughter of Otto Lee and Ella Brown, Bruce. She attended Shiloh Grade School, graduated from Prescott High School Class of 1940 as president of her class and attended Mercy School of Nursing at Fort Scott, Kan., for two years...
GEORGE WILLIAM HARDWICK
George William Hardwick, 82, of Iola, Kan., died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at the Moran Manor. George was born Feb. 4, 1930, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Montie Leonard and Helen Elizabeth (Schmidt) Hardwick. He grew up at Fort Scott where he graduated from high school and received his business degree from Fort Scott Junior College...
SISTER RITA REDMOND, OSU
MAPLE MOUNT, Ky. -- Sister Rita Redmond, 81, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Sept. 3 at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 63rd year of religious life. She was a native of Fort Scott. Sister Rita was an Ursuline of Paola, Kan., before the merger of that community with Mount Saint Joseph in 2008. She was born to the late William Alphonsus and Josephine Theresa Redmond. Her former religious name was Sister Mary de Lourdes...
HARVEY R. SESSLER
Harvey R. Sessler, age 66, of Milton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at his home with his family by his side. He was born on Oct. 21, 1945 in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of the late Harold and Dorothy (Coldren) Sessler. Harvey graduated from Uniontown High School, Kan., in the class of 1965. He served his country in the National Guards from 1965 to 1970. Harvey married Clarice Ann Klapoetke on April 20, 1968 in Westfield, Wis...
John E "Jack" Shireman
John E "Jack" Shireman, 88, passed away on Sept. 3, 2012, at his home in Girard, Kan. He was born in Neodesha, Kan., to Richard H. Shireman Sr. and Lena Faye Stephens Shireman on Dec. 2, 1923. He married Marilyn ZurBuchen on Aug. 21, 1949, in the Walnut Methodist Church, Walnut, Kan. ...
Virginia Sue Wilson
Virginia Sue Hardin Wilson was born July 18, 1925, to Glenn and Claribel Hardin in Nevada, Mo. Following World War II, she married Neil Gregg Wilson, in Nevada, on June 16, 1946, and relocated to Houston, Texas, in 1950. Sue was a member of Memorial Women's Club and Memorial Methodist Church in Houston. ...
Margaret Louise Thompson
Margaret Louise Thompson, 84, a resident of Fort Scott, died early Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at the Medicalodges of Fort Scott. She was born Oct. 13, 1927, in Visalia, Calif., the daughter of Jess Thompson and Annabelle McNeil Thompson. For many years, Margie helped her parents on the family farm. She later moved to the Tri-Valley group home and later moved to Medicalodges. She enjoyed doing household chores and working in the garden. She also enjoyed crafts...
Regina Clara "Jean" Johnson
Regina Clara "Jean" Johnson, 78, of Pleasanton, Kan., died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at the home of her niece, Kimberly Berry, after a battle with cancer. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the Bykota Southern Baptist Church, Pleasanton, Kan. Friends may call from 10 until service time at the church. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Bykota Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Pleasanton Cemetery...
Peggy Woodall, 80, of Rich Hill, Mo., died at her home on Aug. 29, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Heuser Funeral Home with burial in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Rich Hill. Memorial contributions may be made to the Heartland Hospice or Double Branch Christian Church in care of Heuser Funeral Home...
Dianna Rose Duncan
Dianna Rose Duncan, 72, Nevada, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, following an illness of several weeks. She was born Jan. 2, 1940, in Mt. Carmel, Ill., to Elmer Bybee and Ruby Pearlin Miskel Bybee. Dianna came to Nevada in 1959 and lived most of the remainder of her life here. ...
Harold Earl Brown
Harold Earl Brown passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. A funeral service will be held at Glen Oaks Memorial Park in Chico on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 9:30 a.m. He was born May 2, 1925, in Redfield, Kan., to George Washington Brown and Delta Mae (Wells) Brown. ...
Ruth M. "Peaches" Webb
Ruth M. "Peaches" Webb, 96, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Nevada, with her family present. She was born June 29, 1916, in Kansas City, Mo., to Charles Albert Mundell and Annabelle Foster Mundell. She married Elford William "E.W." Webb on June 20, 1937, in Nevada, and he preceded her in death on July 19, 2009...
Landan Mark Bland
Landan Mark Bland, 3, received his angel wings Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, after a brave battle with brain cancer. He passed away in his home surrounded by close friends and family. Landan was born in Springfield, Mo., Oct. 17, 2008, to Ed and Carrie (Havens) Bland, whose lives he filled with love and Legos. ...