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Obituaries from February 2013

Alvin E. Thomas, Jr. (02/28/13)
Alvin E. Thomas, Jr., (Chigger) 64, of rural McCune, passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at his home. Alvin was born Dec. 9, 1948 in Parsons, Kansas, the son of Alvin E. Thomas, Sr., and (Eleanor) MARIE (Ross) Thomas. Alvin, better known as "Chigger," graduated from McCune Rural High School in 1967. He attended Labette County Community College...
Rosie May Sexton Baucom (02/28/13)
Rosie May Sexton Baucom, age 82, of Paola, formerly of Seaside, Calif., and Pleasanton, Kan., died Feb. 25, 2013 at Olathe Medical Center. At her request, no service will be held. Mrs. Baucom was born May 11, 1930 in Fort Scott to Willis and Ettie Sexton. She was the youngest of 4 children, Willis Sexton, Gordon Warner, and Dorothy Daw. She admired and looked up to her older siblings all of her life...
Helena Evelyn Ramse (02/28/13)
Helena Evelyn Ramsey, 92, of Fort Scott, died Monday morning, Feb. 25, 2013 at the Guest Home Estates in Fort Scott. She was born August 2, 1920 in Bourbon, Mo., the daughter of Forrest Dwight and Marcella Julia (Schulze) Greenfield. The family moved to Bourbon County, Kan., in 1922. Helena attended Garland Elementary School, Fort Scott High School, and Fort Scott Community College, and then taught elementary school in Bourbon County for three years...
Earl DeWayne Avery (02/28/13)
Earl DeWayne Avery, 83, of Prescott, Kan, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at Prescott Country View Nursing Home where he had resided for the past four years. Earl was born Feb. 3, 1930 at home on the farm in rural Pleasanton, the son of Harry Willard and Alpha Mae Miller Avery...
Alice Mae Palmer (02/28/13)
Alice Mae Palmer, age 82, resident of Nevada, Missouri, died Monday, February 25th, at the Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. She was born July 11, 1930, in Richards, Missouri, the daughter of Cecil Aaron Burchett and Julia Angeline Lowry Burchett. She graduated from Richards High School. ...
Dorothy Adelaide Keeth (02/27/13)
Dorothy Adelaide Keeth, 86, formerly of Fort Scott, died February 24, 2013 in Orlando, Fla.. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
Evelyn Hoover (02/27/13)
Evelyn Hoover, age 50, Mound City, Kan. passed away Monday, February 25, 2013. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday March 1, 2013 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. Burial will be in the Woodland Cemetery, Mound City. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. ...
Alice Mae Palmer (02/27/13)
Alice Mae Palmer, age 82, resident of Nevada, Mo., died Monday, Feb. 25, at the Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. Funeral services will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
Duain LaFarge (02/27/13)
Duain LaFarge, 47, of Fort Scott, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in Fort Scott. He was born June 23, 1965 in Fort Scott, the son of Fay Howard and Edith Louise (Main) LaFarge. He married Linda Marie Ferguson Feb. 10, 1996. Survivors include his mother, Edith; his wife Linda; his children, Dani Rae LaFarge, Heather Marie LaFarge, both of the home, Nichole Bryant and husband Jon of Tulsa, Okla., and Cameron LaFarge of Owasso, Okla., and two sisters, Karen Headley and husband Mark of Reeds Spring, Mo., and Arita McAlister and husband Randy of Fort Scott.. ...
Constance Lee Seabolt (02/27/13)
Constance Lee Seabolt passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by all those who loved her deeply; on the 25th of February 2013. Connie was born on the 10th of December 1946, to Jack and Becky Simons. Connie was the eldest sister of four children. ...
Duain LaFarge (02/26/13)
Duain LaFarge, 47 of Fort Scott, died Friday, February 22, 2013, in Fort Scott. Funeral arrangements for Duain LaFarge are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
Helena Evelyn Ramsey (02/26/13)
Helena Evelyn Ramsey, 92, of Fort Scott, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at the Guest Home Estates in Fort Scott. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
Raylene Beeman (02/26/13)
Raylene Beeman, 71 of Fort Scott, died Saturday afternoon, Feb. 16, 2013 at Fort Scott Mercy Hospital. She was born July 6, 1941 in Fort Scott. She was adopted at a young age by Raymond Archibald and Mary Alene (Payne) Hood. She married John Beeman on December 7, 1963 in Huntsville, Ark., he preceded her in death on July 17, 1986...
Noah Frederick "Fred" Clary (02/26/13)
Noah Frederick "Fred" Clary, age 96, resident of rural Deerfield, Mo., died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at his home. He was born May 14, 1916, in Vernon County, Mo., the son of Frank Clary and Charity Elizabeth Hoggatt Clary. He married Lois Vivian Thurman on Nov. ...
Paul Dwayne Davis (02/26/13)
Paul Dwayne Davis, age 71, a resident of Uniontown, Kan., died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at his home in Uniontown. He was born Nov. 2, 1941, at Fort Scott, Kan, the son of Walter G. Davis and Birdiew E. Gruver Davis. He married Sonja Kay Ford on Oct. 27, 1969. ...
Ruth I. Stewart (02/26/13)
Ruth I. Stewart, 95, of Fort Scott died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at the Presbyterian Village. She was born May 15, 1917 in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of John Thomas and Hope (Pointer) Cawlfield. She married Lloyd Warren Stewart on Nov. 27, 1938 in Fort Scott, he preceded her in death on July 29, 1995...
Glenn McKinnis Smith (02/22/13)
Glenn McKinnis Smith, age 92, resident of Uniontown, Kan., died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at Mercy Hospital. He was born August 19, 1920, in Stonington, Colo., the son of Charles Harrison Smith and Rena Ruth McKinnis Smith. Glenn was a 1938 graduate of Uniontown High School. ...
JoAnn Kenney (02/22/13)
JoAnn Kenney, age 82, a resident of Fort Scott, Kansas, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at the Guest Home Estates in Fort Scott. She was born Feb. 12, 1931, in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of Everette Cates and Iola Grace Stewart Cates. She married John Henry Morris. They later divorced. Jo Ann had worked as a supervisor in the Publishing Department of Southwestern Bell Telephone...
Connie Shoemaker (02/22/13)
Connie Shoemaker, 63, of Fort Scott, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at Fort Scott Mercy Hospital. Funeral arrangements for Connie Shoemaker are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
Glenn McKinnis Smith (02/21/13)
Glenn McKinnis Smith, age 92, resident of Uniontown, Kansas died Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at Mercy Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main.
John Timothy "Tim" Mullane (02/21/13)
John Timothy "Tim" Mullane was born on March 28, 1924 at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott, Kan. He passed away on Feb 1, 2013 at the Plaza del Rio Care Center in Peoria. Ariz. He was preceded in death by his parents, Timothy J. Mullane and Nellie (Manion) Mullane; four siblings: an infant brother Joseph Manion Mullane, an infant sister Mary Margaret Mullane, Mary Nell Wilkes and Kathleen Gene Mirabito and an infant son, Daniel Joseph Mullane and one great-grandchild, Braelyn Pinto-Wright. ...
Maxine Ruby Mooney (02/20/13)
Maxine Ruby Mooney of LaCygne, Kansas died quietly at her beloved home, with family at her side on Feb. 18, 2013. A celebration of life will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, LaCygne Chapel. Private family inurnment will take place at Oak Lawn Cemetery, LaCygne...
Nada Mae Sisk (02/19/13)
Funeral Services for Nada Mae Sisk, 96, of Pryor, Okla., were held Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Southside Christian Church in Pryor. Pastor Ken Gerhart officiated and burial followed on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Fort Scott, Kan. Services were entrusted to Stephens Memorial Chapel...
Dennis Lorenzo Ayers (02/19/13)
Dennis Lorenzo Ayers, age 71, resident of Fort Scott, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Medicalodge of Fort Scott following a cancer illness. He was born April 30, 1941 in Milwaukee, Wis., the son of Dwight L. Ayers and Virginia Greene Ayers. Dennis was a 1959 graduate of Fort Scott High School where he excelled in all sports, football, basketball and track. ...
Norten Fred Dablemont (02/19/13)
Norten Fred Dablemont of Pittsburg, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, February 13 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo. He is survived by his wife Velma, a brother, Bryce Dablemont, and a sister, Izora Krone, both from NW Arkansas. He is also survived by his daughter Caroline Brooks, and grandsons James and David Brooks, all residing in San Antonio, Texas...
Elizabeth Ann Wilkerson (02/19/13)
Elizabeth Ann Wilkerson, age 64, a resident of Fort Scott, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at the Landmark Hospital in Joplin, Mo. She was born January 2, 1949, in Nevada, Mo., the daughter of Charles Edward Lifer and Cecilia Ann Molnowski Lifer. Elizabeth graduated from the Fort Scott High School. She married Robert Daniel Wilkerson on May 25, 1968. She worked for Key Industries for over 20 years, and for the last nine years, she worked as manager for Don's Spirits and Wines...
Betty L. McWilliams (02/19/13)
Betty L. McWilliams, 89, of Parsons, died at 5:20 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at Oswego Community Hospital. She was born September 14, 1923, in Fort Scott, Kan., to William S. and Blanche Emma (Williams) Batley. She grew up in Fort Scott where she attended schools and was a graduate of Fort Scott High School and later Fort Scott Junior College where she earned a teaching certificate. She taught one year prior to marriage...
Ralph C. Elliott (02/19/13)
Ralph C. Elliott, age 83, Mound City, Kan., passed away on Sunday Feb. 17, 2013. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 20 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. Burial will be in the Miami Presbyterian Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Schneider Mound City Chapel...
Raylene Beeman (02/19/13)
Raylene Beeman, 71 of Fort Scott, died Saturday afternoon, February 16, 2013 at Fort Scott Mercy Hospital. Funeral arrangements for Raylene Beeman are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
Clifford Karl Skinner (02/16/13)
Clifford Karl Skinner, 94, of Hiattville, Kan., died at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, February 14, 2013 in the Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul, Kan. He was born April 8, 1918 in Hiattville, the son of Francis and Emma (Maker) Skinner. He grew up and attended schools in Hiattville and Hepler, Kan. He attended tech school in Kansas City, Mo., and became a sheet metal specialist...
Leonard Albert White (02/16/13)
Leonard Albert White, age 90, resident of Cavalry Crossing, Fort Scott, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Mercy Hospital. He was born March 3, 1922, in Fulton, Kan., the son of James Henry White and Phoebe Dorsey White. ...
Chlorine Briggs (02/16/13)
Chlorine Briggs, 76, of Fort Scott, died Thursday afternoon Feb. 14, 2013 at the St. John's Mercy in Joplin, Mo. She was born November 15, 1936 in Lompoc, Calif., the daughter of Cliff and Doris (Bishop) Rose. She married Charles Newton Briggs December 21, 1961 in Fort Scott, Kan. He preceded her in death November 23, 1982. She then shared twenty-seven years with her special friend Bill Hurst, who preceded her in death May 23, 2010...
Elizabeth Wilkerson (02/16/13)
Elizabeth Wilkerson, age 64, resident of Fort Scott, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at Landmark Hospital in Joplin, Mo. Funeral arrangements for Elizabeth Wilkerson will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main.
Carol Maxine Walrod (02/15/13)
Carol Maxine Walrod, age 87, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at the Kansas City Hospice House. Maxine was born Aug. 30, 1925 in Prescott, Kan., the daughter of Harry Pritchett and Isabell Swigar Pritchett. She was a 1943 graduate of Prescott High School...
Betty Lou Spillman (02/15/13)
Betty Lou Spillman, 88 of Pittsburg, Kan., formerly of Blue Mound, Kan., died at 1:10 pm, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg. She was born March 12, 1924 in Blue Mound the daughter of William McKinley and Alma (Tinsley) Johnson. On March 20, 1940 she was united in marriage to Lloyd Spillman in Iola, Kan.; he preceded her in death...
Leonard A. White (02/15/13)
Leonard A. White, age 90, resident of Cavalry Crossing, Fort Scott, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Mercy Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main.
James Everitt (02/14/13)
James Everitt, 76, of Fort Scott, died Tuesday morning, February 12, 2013 at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. He was born March 11, 1936 in Girard, Kansas the son of Ray S. and Mamie Leatha (Goff) Everitt. James worked as a supervisor for Topco Laminates for many years and also drove for them when needed. He enjoyed playing golf and cards. He also played pool competitively and was a member of a league. He loved and enjoyed his grandchildren...
Irving E. Fink (02/14/13)
Irving E. Fink, 84, of Fort Scott, died Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Fort Scott Mercy Hospital. He was born August 3, 1928 in El Paso, Texas, the son of William Nelson and Maribelle (Harris) Fink. He is survived by his niece, Julia Dorothea Fink of Fitchburg, Mass. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, William Nelson Fink, Jr., and Hugh Harris Fink...
Patty Lou Stockebrand Dunwoody (02/14/13)
Dunwoody, Patty Lou Stockebrand, age 82, died Sunday, February 10, 2013 in Maryville, Tenn. She was born May 1, 1930, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Grace McCormick and Fred Stockebrand. She is survived by her sister, Norma Stockebrand Wimmer (Donn); her children, Debby Dunwoody Vial (David Castello) of Louisville, Ky., Dee Ann Dunwoody Ostby (Brien) of Alcoa, Tenn., and Mark Dunwoody (Debra) of Simpsonville, S.C., as well as 10 grandchildren and one great-grandson. ...
Melvin Leroy Antrim (02/13/13)
Melvin Leroy Antrim, age 81, resident of Fort Scott, died early Monday, February 11, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo. He was born October 10, 1931, in Zenda, Kan., the son of Glen and Mary Antrim. Mel graduated from Fort Scott High School with the class of 1949. He earned his Bachelor's Degree from Pittsburg State Teachers College, a Master's Degree from Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, and a PhD from Iowa State University...
Jack H. Schwatken (02/13/13)
Jack Henry Schwatken, age 84, Webb City, Mo., passed away on Monday, February 11, 2013 at Webb City Health and Rehabilitation Center. Jack was born March 4, 1928 in Fort Scott, Kansas, son of the late Orville Leo Schwatken and Blanche Irene Simpson Schwatken. ...
James Everitt (02/13/13)
James Everitt, 76, of Fort Scott, Died Tuesday morning, February 12, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral arrangements for James Everitt are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
Arlene Mae Ward (02/12/13)
Arlene Mae Ward, age 88, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Saturday, February 9, 2013, at Mercy Hospital. She was born September 14, 1924, in Eudora, Kan., the daughter of Raymond Eugene Bagby and Florence Marguerite Ziegler Bagby. Arlene married Lawrence Ward on November 1, 1942, in Topeka, Kan. ...
Lonnie R. Moore (02/12/13)
Lonnie R. Moore, age 48, resident of Fort Scott, died early Sunday, February 10, 2013, at the Prescott Country View Nursing Home in Prescott, Kansas. He was born January 10, 1965, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Frank Moore and Donna Hall Moore. He graduated from Fort Scott High School with the class of 1983. ...
Raymond Earl Allison (02/12/13)
Raymond Earl Allison, 82, passed away on Jan. 24, 2013. He was born May 10, 2013 in Fort Scott, Kan., to Raymond Allison and Lena Schubert Allison. Raymond is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Dolores M. Townsend Allison, Paisley, Fla.; three children, son David Allison, Paisley, Fla.; daughter Deborah (David) Bingham, Dexter, N.Y.; and daughter Peggy Allison, Colorado Springs, Colo.; three great-grandchildren, Riley, Lilly, and Alexis. ...
Irving E. Fink (02/12/13)
Irving E. Fink, 84, of Fort Scott, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Mercy Hospital Fort Scott. Funeral arrangements for Irving E. Fink are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
Delbert Loran "Del" Potter (02/09/13)
Delbert Loran "Del" Potter, age 67, a resident of Ft. Scott, died unexpectedly Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at his home. He was born May 30, 1945, in Fort Scott, Kansas, the son of Wilmer Loran Potter and Corda Leah Hurn Potter. Del graduated from Fort Scott Christian Heights, Fort Scott Community College and Pittsburg State University. ...
Iva "Jane" Dancy (02/08/13)
Iva "Jane" Dancy, 100, of Prescott, Kansas, died Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at Prescott Country View Nursing Home. She was born February 27, 1912 in Wheatland, Missouri, the daughter of William Sterling and Frances Elizabeth Robinson Jones. She married Newell Ireland in 1929. He preceded her in death in 1937. She later married Robert Neal Dancy in 1939. He also preceded her in death January of 1975...
Beverly E. Hicks (02/08/13)
Beverly E. Hicks, 99, of Fort Scott, Kan., died at 3:10am Tuesday February 5, 2013 at the Medicalodge Nursing Home in Fort Scott, Kan., following an illness. Beverly was born November 30, 1913, in Council Grove, Kan., the daughter of Roy and Bessie (Jones) Miller. ...
Harold Lynn Duerson (02/08/13)
Harold Lynn Duerson, 89, retired after 36 years as a machinist for Derby (Coastal) Refining, passed away of natural causes on February 6, 2013 at Presbyterian Manor. Services will be held on Monday, February 11 at 10 a.m. at Resthaven Mortuary Chapel with interment immediately following...
Floyd Shultz (02/08/13)
Floyd Shultz, 53, passed away at his home in Muncie, Ind., Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. Cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. The Meeks Mortuary and Cematory, Washington Street Chapel, Muncie, is in charge of arrangements...
Arlene Koester (02/07/13)
Arlene Koester, age 79, of Fort Scott, died February 5, 2013, at Fort Scott, Kan. She was born August 6, 1933, at Ironton, Mo., to J.C. and Neota (Burns) Hurt. Arlene and Archie Koester were married Jan. 7, 1952, at Iola, Kan. They were stationed at Colorado Springs, Colo., and Fort Hood, Texas, with the Army. ...
Edward Michael Keating, Sr. (02/06/13)
Surrounded by his loving wife and family Edward Michael Keating Sr., age 92, peacefully passed away Sunday, February 3, 2013 at his home. He was born March 10, 1920, in Fulton, the son of John Francis Keating Sr. and Mary Eva Erie Keating. One of 15 children, he was raised on a farm three miles west of Fulton and attended Fulton Schools. ...
Carol June Keele (02/06/13)
Carol June Keele, 62, of Bronson, Kansas died at her home Saturday, February 2, 2013. Carol was born January 10, 1951 in Fort Scott, the daughter of Harry Carlos and Wilma June (Burch) Sampson. Survivors include her mother, Wilma June Sampson, Devon; a daughter, Teresa June Vejrosta, of Kansas City, Missouri; a son, James William Camper III; two grandchildren, Kyler Keele and Abigail Vejrosta, and three sisters, Karen Farmer of Bronson, Frances Lewis, also of Bronson, Shirley Monroe of Devon, and Barbara Pack of Stambaugh, Ky. ...
Tiffany Renee Miller (02/06/13)
Tiffany Renee Miller, age 24, a former resident of Kansas City, Kan., and more recently of Fort Scott, died unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at her home. She was born Aug. 2, 1988, in Kansas City, Kan. Tiffany had graduated from Turner High School in Kansas City, Kan in 2008. She enjoyed fishing, listing to music, being read to and being outside. An angel here on earth, she has now moved to her heavenly home...
Feb. 6 Death Notices (02/06/13)
Death notices are published as a free service of the Fort Scott Tribune based on information provided by funeral homes that conforms to this newspaper's guidelines. Photographs are included without charge. ----- Arlene P. Koester Arlene P. Koester, age 79, resident of Fort Scott, Kansas, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013...
Jimmie Higginbotham (02/05/13)
Jimmie Higginbotham, 82, of Fort Scott, passed away Monday, February 4, 2013, at Mercy Hospital. Jimmie was born Feb. 26, 1930, at Iola, the son of Floyd B. and Myrtle (Adams) Higginbotham. He grew up in the Carlyle area and graduated from Iola High School in 1948. He served in the United States Navy from 1948 until 1951, including 27 months in Guam...
Leo Wescoat (02/05/13)
Evan Leo Wescoat, 89, formerly of Uniontown died Saturday evening, Feb. 2, 2013 at the Springview Manor Nursing Home in Conway Springs. He was born June 14, 1923 in Hiattville, the son of Charles Edward and Esther Freda (Neth) Wescoat. He married Doris Irene Wilson April 12, 1943 in Fort Scott. She preceded him in death Mar. 2, 2005...
Martha Lee Spurling Arnold (02/05/13)
Martha Lee Spurling Arnold, age 71, resident of Medicalodge, died Saturday, February 02, 2013, at Fort Scott Mercy Hospital. She was born January 31, 1942 in Dade County, Mo., the daughter of Clayton H. Spurling and Erma L. Menzies Spurling. Martha married Bobbie Arnold. She was a member of the First Church of God. She loved to paint and had her artwork displayed at last year's showing. She also loved to play bingo and visit with anyone...
Edward Michael Keating, Sr. (02/05/13)
Edward Michael Keating, Sr. age 92, founder and owner of K & K Auto, died Sunday, February 3, 2013, at his home. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main.
Tiffany Miller (02/05/13)
Tiffany Miller, age 24, a resident of Fort Scott, died unexpectedly Monday, February 4, 2013, at her home. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main.
Carol Keele (02/05/13)
Carol Keele, 62, of Bronson, Kansas died at her home Saturday, February 2, 2013. Funeral arrangements for Carol Keele are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.