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Obituaries from November 2012

DAVID L. ROBERTSON (11/30/12)
David L. Robertson, age 70, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at the Fort Scott Manor in Fort Scott, Kan. There was cremation. Private burial will take place at a later date at Eufaula, Okla. Services were under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott...
CONNIE CRAIN (11/30/12)
Mary Jane (Connie) Crain, 86, of Fort Scott died Tuesday morning, Nov. 27, 2012 at her home. She was born April 8, 1926, in Pittsburg, Kan., the daughter of Chester Francis and Ruth Mary (Jones) Connet. She married Donald William Crain April 11, 1953, in Pittsburg, Kan...
Mary Francis Brooker (11/30/12)
Mary Francis Brooker, age 81, a resident of rural Fort Scott, Kan., lost her battle with cancer Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at St. John's Hospital in Leavenworth, Kan. She was born March 30, 1931, in Chariton County, Mo., the daughter of Edwin Munson and Edith Ellen Lunceford Munson...
Mary E. Helms (11/30/12)
Mary E. Helms, 64, of Nevada, Mo., passed away at her daughter's home in Admire, Kan., on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. Mary was born March 13, 1948, in Nevada, Mo., to Emer Donald and Nola Merel Holsinger Lawson. She was unmarried at the time of her death...
Donald Harold Crooks (11/28/12)
Donald Harold Crooks, age 83 of Mound City, Kansas died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at the Prescott Country View Nursing Home at Prescott, Kan. He was born on Aug. 19, 1929 at Kansas City, Mo., the son of Harold and Beulah Hodge Crooks. He married Lennie Hill on Feb. 21, 1952, at Shawnee, Kan. Donald worked as a farmer, a truck driver and owned and operated Crooked Creek Farms grain elevator in Mound City...
Mary Francis Brooker (11/29/12)
Mary Francis Brooker, age 81, a resident of rural Fort Scott, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at St. John's Hospital in Leavenworth, Kan. Funeral services for Mary Brooker will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
CONNIE CRAIN (11/28/12)
Connie Crain, 86, of Fort Scott, died Tuesday morning, Nov. 12, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
James Leroy Daniel (11/28/12)
James Leroy Daniel, passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at the Olathe Medical Center. He was born on March 13, 1941, at Mound City, Kan., the son of James and Alta Wakefield Daniel. He graduated from Pleasanton High School class of 1959. He served his country in the United States Navy. Leroy worked for Kansas City Power and Light for 33 years before retiring in 2002. He then drove a truck until this last year...
Jerry Paul Reinecker (11/27/12)
Jerry Paul Reinecker, age 76, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott. He was born June 20, 1936, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Donald Reinecker and Betty Miller Reinecker. He married LaVerne Bauer on July 27, 1957, at Kansas City, Mo. ...
Charles Timothy "Tim" Reynolds (11/27/12)
Charles Timothy "Tim" Reynolds, age 68, Fort Scott, Kan., formerly of Pleasanton, Kan., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 at the Olathe Medical Center. Tim was born March 21, 1944, at Camp Wheeler in Macon, Ga., the son of Charles Russell and Georgia Grace Perkins Reynolds...
JOHN KEVIN WYNN (11/22/12)
John Kevin Wynn, age 56, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Mercy Health Center, Fort Scott. He was born Jan. 13, 1956, in Garnett, Kan., the son of John Homer Wynn and Leota Helen Insley Wynn. Throughout his life he lived in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Colony, Blue Mound and Fort Scott, Kan. ...
Lilly Maxine Russaw (11/21/12)
Lilly Maxine Russaw, age 76, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at the Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott. She was born Dec. 3, 1935, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Rev. M.C. Russaw and Mabel Lilly Weston Russaw. Lilly had worked as a lab technician for Mercy Hospital for 24 years. ...
Margaret Celestine Cox (11/21/12)
Margaret Celestine Cox, age 88, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at her home. She was born March 13, 1924, in Fulton, the daughter of Clifford and Celestine Wheeler. Margaret married Ralph W. "Shorty" Cox on June 13, 1942, in California. He preceded her in death on Nov. 17, 2008...
MARGARET C. COX (11/20/12)
Margaret C. Cox, resident of 506 East 16th St., Fort Scott, died Monday morning, Nov. 19, at her home. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main.
Rose DeLyte Johnston (11/20/12)
Rose DeLyte Johnston, age 90, a resident of Fort Scott, died early Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at the Mercy Health Center. She was born on Jan. 29, 1922, in Altoona, Kan., the daughter of Austin Hines and Goldie Kirkman Hines. She married Chester Charley Johnston on Nov. 1, 1939, in Fort Scott...
HAROLD DEAN SIMPSON (11/20/12)
Harold Dean Simpson, age 79, resident of rural Arcadia, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at the Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kan. He was born Dec. 17, 1932, in rural Crawford County, Kan., the son of Hubert Keeney Simpson and Etta Frances Willets Simpson. ...
Vicki Sue Shotton (11/15/12)
Vicki Sue Shotton, age 61, a resident of rural Hume, Mo., died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. She was born May 29, 1951, in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Jewel Dean "Nick" Nichols and Pat Jeanne Allen Nichols. She married Richard E. Shotton in April of 1983 in Fort Scott, Kan. Vicki had worked as a seamstress for Key Work Clothes. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and doing crafts as well as going to flea markets and garage sales...
Sherry Lee Ann Wrench-Williams (11/15/12)
The angels heard her voice and God called her name. Sherry Lee Ann Wrench-Williams, age 60, resident of Kansas City, Kan., died peacefully on Monday afternoon, Nov. 12, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer in her home with loved ones by her side...
ALVIN OTTO MOHLFELD (11/14/12)
Alvin Otto Mohlfeld, Nevada, Mo., 75, passed away at his residence on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. He was born April 30, 1937, in Stanton County, Neb., to Otto Mohlfeld and Anna Marie Koehlmoos Mohlfeld. He was married July 8, 1961, in Wisner, Neb., to Eileen Wilhelm and she survives of the home...
Linda Pieratt Di Nardo (11/14/12)
Linda Pieratt Di Nardo passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at her home in Bedford, Texas. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 at the Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. Visitation is 10 a.m. until service time. Interment will be in the Pleasanton Cemetery...
GOLDIE EUGENE YOUNG (11/14/12)
Goldie Eugene Young, age 67, resident of Arkansas City, Kan., passed away, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at his home. He was born Oct. 22, 1945, the son of Marion and Lena (Kerr) Young in Mapleton, Kan. He graduated from Fort Scott High School. Goldie was a transit bus driver for the city of Milwaukee, Wis., and a diesel mechanic for many years. He loved working on cars...
Sherry Leeann Williams (11/14/12)
Sherry Leeann Williams, age 60, resident of Kansas City, Kan., died Monday, Nov. 12 at her home. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main.
Vicki Sue shotton (11/14/12)
Vicki Sue Shotton, age 61, resident of Hume, Mo., died Monday, Nov. 12 at St. Luke's Plaza Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Funeral arrangements for Vicki Shotton will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main.
Fredrick William Phillips (11/13/12)
Fredrick William Phillips, age 86, former Fort Scott resident and retired policeman, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at the National Health Care facility in Joplin, Mo. He was born on March 9, 1926, in Arcadia, Kan., the son of J. C. Phillips and Gracie Koppa Phillips...
Melvin Walter Umphenour (11/13/12)
Melvin Walter Umphenour, 87, died at his home in Cerritos, Calif., on Nov. 9, 2012. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at the Pleasanton Cemetery, Pleasanton, Kan. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. Memorial contributions are suggested to Linn County Sharing Bucket care of the funeral home...
Mildred Courtois (11/13/12)
Mildred Courtois, 91, of Pleasanton, Kan., died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at the Bates County Memorial Hospital, Butler, Mo. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at the First Baptist Church, Pleasanton, Kan. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6-7 p.m. at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. Interment will be in the Holmes Cemetery, Prescott, Kan...
Goldie Eugene Young (11/13/12)
Goldie Eugene Young, age 67, resident of Arkansas City, Kan., died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at his home. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main.
Edith P. Wade (11/13/12)
Edith P. Wade, age 90, La Cygne, Kan., passed away on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. She was born on Jan. 18, 2012, at La Cygne, Kan., the daughter of Frank B. and Mattie H. Dum Rogers. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, LaCygne Chapel. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to the charity of choice. On line condolences for the family can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com...
Preston Lee Haverstic (11/10/12)
Preston Lee Haverstic, 81, died suddenly of natural causes Thursday, Nov. 8, while cutting brush on his farm east of Moundville, Mo. He was born near Moundville on Sept. 12, 1931, to Leland and Mildred Tapp Haverstic. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. ...
Gertrud "Trudy" Kircher (11/10/12)
Gertrud "Trudy" Kircher, 85, Nevada, Mo., died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo. She was born Oct. 6, 1927, in Munich, Germany. A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the National Cemetery in Fort Scott, Kan...
Grover William Greer (Pettibon) (11/10/12)
Grover William Greer, 49, Richards, Mo., passed away at his home on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, following a lengthy illness. He was born Nov. 21, 1962, in Nevada, Mo., to Paul James Pettibon and Lily Marie Greer Pettibon. He married Patty E. Spurgeon in 1982 in Nevada, and she survives of the home...
Earlene Pitts (11/10/12)
Marjorie Earlene Pitts, 83, a former resident of Uniontown, Kan., and more recently of Fort Scott, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at the Medicalodges of Fort Scott. She was born May 25, 1929, in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Earl A. Rogers and Margaret L. Williams Rogers. She married Paul Ernest Pitts on Jan. 2, 1947, at Fort Scott. He preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 2012...
Daniel Vincent Gerant (11/10/12)
Daniel Vincent Gerant, 67, a resident of rural Fort Scott, Kan., passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born March 2, 1945, in Pittsburg, Kan., the son of John Martin Gerant and Louise Oberzan Gerant. Dan graduated from Southeast High School in Cherokee, Kan., and later attended both Fort Scott Community College and Pittsburg State University. ...
MOSES MARTINOUS (11/09/12)
Moses Martinous, 94, of Joplin, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, after a short illness. He was born in Pittsburg, Kan., on Aug. 5, 1918, to Farris and Stenna Coury Martinous. He was the owner of Martinous Foods in Joplin, Mo., and had retired in 1985, but still remained active in the produce field...
CARLA PARKER (11/07/12)
Carla Frances Parker, 63, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Oct. 30, 2012. She was born Nov. 19, 1948, in Las Vegas, Nev., the daughter of Carl Alfred and Sara Frances (Schilling) Parker. She is survived by her uncle, Billy Bob Schilling of Nyssa, Ore.; two aunts, Ruby Myers and Lucille Wolf, both of Fort Scott, Kan.; and several cousins...
John Luther Walker (11/06/12)
John Luther Walker, age 88, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at Medicalodges of Fort Scott. He was born April 30, 1924, in Mound City, Kan., the son of Earl Isaac Walker and Daisy D. Tyhurst Walker. John graduated from the Prescott High School and later served with the United States Navy during World War II. He married Betty Lou Sipe on Feb. 10, 1946, in Fort Scott...
LEILA MAE LUTES (11/06/12)
Leila Mae Lutes, 98, of El Cajon, Calif., passed away on Oct. 19, 2012, in El Cajon. Leila was born in Fort Scott, Kan., on May 4, 1914, the daughter of John and Sylvia (Fifer) Reynolds. She was a 1932 graduate of Fort Scott High School. After Leila's marriage to Arnold F. Lutes, also formerly of Fort Scott, the couple moved to El Cajon, Calif., where they spent their entire married lives...
JAMES DUANE WALROD III (11/06/12)
James Duane Walrod III, age 69, former resident of Fulton, Kan., and more recently of San Diego, Calif., died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at the Sharps Memorial Hospital in San Diego. He was born Jan. 10, 1943, in Colorado Springs, Colo., the son of James and Rose Walrod Jr. James attended Fulton High School and Fort Scott Community College. It was at this time he married Karen Lambertsen and joined the United States Navy in which he served seven years...
JESSE I. WILKERSON (11/06/12)
Jesse I. Wilkerson Jr., 80, of Gardner, passed away Oct. 31, 2012, at Olathe Medical Center. A private family graveside service was held 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at Gardner Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com...
JOSEPHINE MAYHUGH (11/06/12)
Josephine Mayhugh, age 103, of Prescott, Kan., died Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at the Prescott, Country View Nursing Home. She was born on Aug. 29, 1909, at Merced, Calif., the daughter of James and Cora Hopkins Walrod. Josephine married Artie Mayhugh on Oct. ...
GARETH DeWAYNE REED (11/06/12)
Gareth DeWayne Reed, age 87, of Fort Scott, Kan., died unexpectedly early Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in the Mercy Hospital Emergency Room. He was born May 10, 1925, in Wichita, Kan., the son of Elmer and Jesse Flo Casto Reed. Gary grew up in Wichita, Kan., and graduated from Wichita North High School Class of 1943...
George Arthur Trout (11/03/12)
George Arthur Trout, 84, of Liberal, Mo., passed away, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born Dec. 7, 1927, in Girard, Kan., the son of George Fred and Pearl Edna (Watson) Trout. He attended school in Girard and graduated from the Girard High School with the class of 1945, he then went on to PSU where he received an electrician's degree...