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Obituaries from December 2006

FRANK LEONARD FOX (12/29/06)
Frank Leonard Fox, 42, a former resident of the Kansas City area, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. Funeral services for Frank Leonard Fox will be announced later by the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel...
EDITH ALBERTA UTTINGER (12/29/06)
Edith Alberta Uttinger, age 90, a resident of 905 S. National Ave., Fort Scott, Kansas, died Thursday, December 28, 2006, at Mercy Health Center. She was born May 8, 1916, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Guy Robert Pryor and Gladys Idella Bates Pryor. She married Clifford L. Uttinger on November 3, 1934, in Nevada, Missouri. He preceded her in death on August 14, 1990. Alberta was a member of the First Baptist Church. She loved music and enjoyed the "Call On Me" Club...
VESTA LORENE WEBSTER (12/28/06)
Vesta Lorene Webster, age 88, resident of 730 S. Horton, Fort Scott, Kansas, died Tuesday, December 26, 2006, at Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center in Pittsburg, Kansas. She was born March 20, 1918, in Lone Elm, Kansas, the daughter of Arzy H. Sprague and Hazel C. ...
BEVERLY LYONS (12/28/06)
Mercy Health Center Chaplain William James Schafer will conduct a memorial service for Beverly "Bev" Lyons at noon on Monday, Jan. 8 at the Mercy Health Center Chapel, 401 Woodland Hills Blvd.in Fort Scott, Kan.
MILDRED ELIZABETH BURT (12/28/06)
Mildred Elizabeth Burt, age 91, former resident of 423 W. Second St., Fort Scott, Kansas, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006, at the Garden Valley Manor in North Kansas City, Mo. She was born Sept. 15, 1915 on the Mesa near Raton, New Mexico, the daughter of J.F. Wimmer and Beatrice Turner Wimmer. Her parents moved the family to Fulton, Kan. in the fall of 1916 when she was 13 months old. She married Dalton D. Burt on Feb. 14, 1958 in Miami, Okla. He preceded her in death on Dec. 29, 2005...
BETH RADELL (12/28/06)
Beth Radell, age 82, a resident of Fort Scott, died Tuesday, December 26, 2006. She was born in Fort Scott on August 15, 1924, the daughter of Charles Norton and Blanche Casner Norton. She graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1942 and Fort Scott Community College in 1944, and worked at the Bourbon County Treasurer's Office prior to retirement. ...
REESA RAE SMITH (12/27/06)
Reesa Rae Smith, age 38, former resident of Mapleton, and recently of Silt, Colo., died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006, in Christina Lake, British Columbia as the result of an automobile accident. She was born Nov. 7, 1968 in Fort Scott, the daughter of Jerry and Mary Fay Scharenberg Lalman...
BRUCE ALVIE RAIDER (12/28/06)
VESTA WEBSTER (12/27/06)
Vesta Webster, age 88, resident of 730 S. Horton St., Fort Scott, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006, at Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center in Pittsburg. Funeral arrangements for Vesta Webster are incomplete and will be announced later by Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main St...
BETH RADELL (12/27/06)
Beth Radell, age 82, former resident of 101 Archer Rd., Fort Scott, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006. Funeral arrangements for Beth Radell are incomplete and will be announced later by Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main St., Fort Scott, Kan.
LARRY DEAN SPENCE (12/27/06)
Larry Dean Spence, age 53, a resident of LaCygne, Kan., died early Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006, at the Fort Scott Manor. He was born July 27, 1953 in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Harold Spence and Helen Hendricks Spence. Larry graduated from the Prairie View High School and Rogers State College at Claremore, Okla. He was a welder by trade and a member of the Boiler Makers Union. He was known for his big heart and helpful nature. His hobbies included fishing and hunting...
AVALENE N. PUTNAM (12/27/06)
Avalene N. Putnam, age 93, a former Fort Scott resident, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006, at the Garden Valley Manor in North Kansas City, Mo. She was born May 25, 1913, in Redfield, Kan., the daughter of David Oscar Burt and Emma Clarisa Brillhart Burt. She married Francis E. Putnam in Nevada, Mo., on Sept. 5, 1936. He preceded her in death. She was a member of the Grace Baptist Tabernacle in Fort Scott...
LARRY DEAN SPENCE (12/26/06)
Larry Dean Spence, age 53, a resident of LaCygne, Kansas, died early Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006, at the Fort Scott Manor. Funeral services for Larry Dean Spence will be announced later by the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel.
AVALENE N. PUTNAM (12/26/06)
Avalene N. Putnam, age 93, a former Fort Scott resident, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006, at the Garden Valley Manor in North Kansas City, Mo. Funeral arrangements for Avalene Putnam will be announced at a later date by Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main St...
GARY LEE KNIGHT (12/26/06)
Gary Lee Knight, age 61, of Edwardsville, Kan., passed away on Friday, Dec. 22, 2006, surrounded by his loved ones at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home with visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the Keith Worthington chapter of the A.L.S. association in care of the funeral home...
CLYDE E. BYBEE (12/26/06)
Clyde E. Bybee, 75, of Wichita, Kan., retired general contractor, died Friday, Dec. 22, 2006. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Park Place Ministry Center, 2139 South Maize Road, Wichita. Graveside services for Clyde E. Bybee will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Grove Cemetery, Fort Scott...
MARILYN B. GRIER (12/22/06)
Marilyn B. Grier, age 80, died December 18, 2006. No public visitation. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Senter-Smith Mortuary, 501 S.E. Louis Blvd., Mulvane. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde H. and Carrie B. (Seelye) McCreedy; sons, Chris and Jimmy Grier; sister, Jackie Todd; brother, Buddy McCreedy. ...
SANDRA YVONNE BRYANT (12/21/06)
Sandra Yvonne Bryant, age 70, of Fort Scott, died at her home Tuesday evening, December 19, 2006. She was born October 30, 1936, in Wichita, Kansas, the daughter of Emery Harold and Helen Zahourek Williamson Sr. She married Gary Wade Bryant November 10, 1956, in Wichita. He preceded her in death August 21, 1991...
BEVERLY ANN LYONS (12/20/06)
Beverly Ann Lyons, age 68, of Fulton, died Friday evening, December 15, 2006 at the Mercy Health Center. She was born April 1, 1938 in Ottawa County, Oklahoma, the daughter of Charles A. and Isabelle E. (Jackson) Kluge. She married James H. "Jerry" Lyons, June 27, 1964 in Joplin, Missouri. He survives of the home...
MARY E. STANDISH (12/15/06)
Mary E. Standish, age 79, of Kansas City, Kansas died Wednesday, December 13, 2006 at Medical Lodge Post Acute Care Center, after a brief battle with leukemia. The Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19 at Christ the King Catholic Church. Burial in Leavenworth National Cemetery. Visitation after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the church...
MABEL LOUISE SPRINGER (12/15/06)
Mabel Louise Springer, age 90, died Wednesday, December 13, 2006, at the Mercy Health Center, Fort Scott, Kansas, where she was surrounded by her family. She was born January 9, 1916, in Forrest Township, Illinois, the daughter of David Hartrnan and Mary Peters Hartman. ...
JUANITA ELLEN PHILLIPS (12/13/06)
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RAYMOND EARL PFEIFFER (12/13/06)
A family visitation is planned from 12-2 p.m. Friday, Dec 15, at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall, Fort Scott, Kansas, with Masonic services at 1:40 p.m. Burial services will be conducted at the Fort Scott National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. with Military honors being conducted by the Olson-Frary-Burkhart VFW Post 1165. ...
MAXINE MARIE KURTZ (12/04/06)
Maxine Marie Kurtz, age 90, of Fort Scott, passed away early Friday morning, December 1, 2006. She was born January 19, 1916 in Uniontown, Ks. the daughter of Morton and Ida Ethyl Maxwell Embry. She married Howard Kurtz on March 2, 1939 in Fort Scott, he preceded her in death on March 26, 1973.
HELEN IRENE MCCONNAUGHEY (12/08/06)
Helen Irene McConnaughey, age 80, Lowry City, Missouri formerly of Richards, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2006, at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City, Missouri. She was born September 8, 1926, in Nevada, Missouri, to William James Brewer and Linnie Jane Simmons Brewer...
MARY L. SAMPSON (12/07/06)
Mary L. Sampson, age 47, resident of 504 S. Wilson, Fort Scott, Kansas, died Tuesday, December 5, 2006, at her home as the result of a heart condition. She was born July 15, 1959, in Fort Scott, Kansas, the daughter of Donald Wesley and Betty Bernice Powell Wiggans. She married William "Bill" Sampson, Sr., on April 5, 1975, in Fort Scott...
BETTY LOU RUSSELL (12/05/06)
Betty Lou Russell, age 66, a resident of Fort Scott, died Saturday, December 2, 2006, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center in Pittsburg, Kansas. She was born April 26, 1940, in Harriett, Arkansas, the daughter of James Otto Stephenson and Verbel Viola King Stephenson...
EUNICE MAE STEVENS (12/05/06)
Eunice Mae Stevens, age 102, formerly of Devon, died on Sunday, December 3, 2006 at the Fort Scott Manor Nursing Home. She was born August 13, 1904 in Devon, the daughter of Aurthur and Nellie Augusta (Jones) Fitzgerald. She married Roy Edward Stevens on May 21, 1927 in Kansas City, Missouri. He preceded her in death November 15, 1976...
PATRICIA BRANDON (12/04/06)
Patricia Brandon, age 67, of Harrisonville, Missouri, passed away Thursday morning, November 30, 2006 at the Camden Health Center in Harrisonville. She was born on July 15, 1939 in Fort Scott, the daughter of Emil William and Virginia Ernestine Moyer Young...
ETHEL NADINE HILLSMAN (12/04/06)
Ethel Nadine Hillsman, age 90, died Saturday, December 2, 2006 at Mercy Health Center, Fort Scott. She was born February 12, 1916 in Beaman, Missouri the daughter of Charles Lewis and Stella Mae (Greer) Cranfield. Ethel attended elementary school as well at her freshman and sophomore years, in Tabervilie, then her junior year in El Dorado Springs before completing her senior year at Schell City High School. ...