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Obituaries from August 2007

Connor J. Underwood (08/31/07)
Connor J. Underwood, 2 months old, of Pittsburg, Kan., was pronounced dead on arrival at Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center in Pittsburg at 3:03 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007, as a result of SIDS. He was born June 20, 2007, in Joplin, Mo., the son of Shannon and Julie (Rogers) Underwood...
Nadine Tanner Shartran (08/30/07)
Lois Nadine Tanner Shartran, 82, Prairie Village, Kan., died Tuesday Aug. 28, 2007, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1 at Cherokee Christian Church, 7457 Cherokee Drive, Prairie Village, Kan. 66208. ...
Nellie Francis Dingus (08/29/07)
Nellie Francis Dingus, 94, of Prescott Countryview, formerly of Mound City, Kan., died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007 at Mercy Hospital, Fort Scott, Kan. Graveside services for Nellie Francis Dingus will be held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007 at the Woodland Cemetery, Mound City, Kan.Arrangements are through the Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home, Mound City, Kan...
Daryl Wallace Berglund (08/29/07)
Daryl Wallace Berglund, 89, of Stilwell, Kan., died Monday, Aug. 27, 2007, at Overland Park Regional Hospital, Overland Park. SErvices will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007 at the Stanley Bible Church, Stanley, Kan. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the church. Contributions are suggested to the Stanley Bible Church. Interment will be in Star Valley Cemetery, LaCygne, Kan...
James Beauford New (08/29/07)
James Beauford New, 81, passed on Aug. 26, 2007. He was born April 7, 1926, to Thomas Beauford and Lora Irene Hewitt New in Mound City. He graduated from Mound City High School in 1944 and joined the U.S. Navy. Attended Washburn University for half a year then to the Great Lakes for training. ...
Ottilie "Tillie" Pauline Smith (08/29/07)
Ottilie "Tillie" Pauline Smith, 82 of Pleasanton, Kan., died Monday, Aug. 27, 2007, at University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. She was born Dec. 21, 1924, in Frankfurt, Germany, the daughter of Justis and Charlotte Desch Giehs. As a young woman, she was drafted into the German Army. She married Dale Smith on July 20, 1948 in Frankfurt, Germany. He preceded her in death on July 8, 2002...
Nellie Francis Dingus (08/28/07)
Nellie Francis Dingus, 94, of Prescott Countryview, formerly of Mound City, Kan., died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007 at Mercy Hospital, Fort Scott. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday Aug. 30, 2007 at the Woodland Cemetery, Mound City, Kan...
Maurice Milan Ripley (08/28/07)
Maurice Milan Ripley, 87, resident of Moundville, Mo., died Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, at Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott. He was born February 9, 1920 in Moundville, the son of Alvia Ripley and Tina Folk Ripley. He was a graduate of Bronaugh High School. ...
Maurice Milan Ripley (08/27/07)
Maurice Milan Ripley, 87, resident of Moundville, Mo., died Friday, Aug. 24, 2007 at Mercy HEalth Center in Fort Scott. He was born February 9, 1920 in Moundville, the son of Alvia Ripley and Tina Folk Ripley. He was a graduate of Bronaugh High School. ...
Callie Jay Dobbs (08/24/07)
Callie Jay Dobbs, 32, a resident of Richards, Mo., died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007, as a result of an automobile accident near Richards. Funeral arrangements for Callie Jay Dobbs will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kan. 66701...
Emily Lorene Kimzey (08/24/07)
Emily Lorene Kimzey, 85, of Topeka, Kan., died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007 at Brewster Place, Topeka, Kan. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007, at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, LaCygne, Kan.. Visitation will be from 6:30- 8 p.m., Friday at the Chapel. Contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association. Interment will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, LaCygne...
Wesley Bailey (08/24/07)
Wesley Bailey, 82, formerly of 1523 Highway 39, Fort Scott, died Thursday, Aug 23, 2007, at the Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Frontenac, Kan. Funeral arrangements for Wesley Bailey will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kan. 66701...
Grady Franklyn Elder (08/23/07)
Grady Franklyn Elder, 58. died Aug. 21, 2007 at his home in La Cygne, Kan. A Memorial Party will be held at the LaCygne Community Building on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made in Grady's name to "Kids In Need," a community fund, of which he was a founder. ...
Clara Marie Meek (08/23/07)
Clara Marie Meek, 90, a former resident of 920 Margrave, more recently of the Medicalodge, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007, at the Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott, Kan. She was born Feb. 14, 1917, in Richards, Mo., the daughter of Allen Tucker and Ruth Smading Tucker. ...
Richard Wayne Bonner (08/23/07)
Richard Wayne Bonner, 82, died Aug. 19, 2007 at the Grove Nursing Center in Grove Oklahoma and was a former resident of Fort Scott. Richard was born June 6, 1925 at Kellerton Iowa to Johnie and Alma (Axtell) Bonner. His father, mother and brother Raymond preceded him in death when Richard was very young. ...
Earl R.Dosstter (08/23/07)
Earl R.Dosstter, 81, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007, at the Mercy Health Center. He was born Feb. 8, 1926, in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of Lyman Dosstter and Elizabeth Halman Dosstter. He married Patsy Ruble on Aug. 27, 1966, in Hammond, Kan...
Richard Wayne Bonner (08/22/07)
Richard Wayne Bonner, 82, died Aug. 19, 2007, at the Grove Nursing Center in Grove, Okla. Graveside services will be held at a later date at Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr, Iowa. The family requests donations to the American Cancer Society or the American Kidney Foundation in lieu of flowers. Online condolences can be made at www.honoringmemories.com. Services by Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove, Okla...
Earl Dosstter (08/22/07)
Earl Dosstter, 81, a resident of Fort Scott, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007 at the Mercy Health Center. Funeral arrangements for Earl will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kan
Clara Marie Meek (08/22/07)
Clara Marie Meek, 90, a former resident of 920 Margrave more recently of the Medicalodge, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007 at the Mercy Health Center. funeral services for Clara will be announced by the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel.
Susie Wiggans (08/22/07)
Susie Wiggans, 94, resident of Bronson, Kan., died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007 at the Mercy Health Center. She was born Sept. 28, 1912 in Dadeville, Mo., the daughter of Thomas William Gray and Martha Ellen Stewart Gray. She married Henry Coulter on May 24, 1927 at Greenfield, Mo. He died in a truck accident on Jan. 30, 1959. She then married Russell Wiggans. He preceded her in death. Susie worked as a cafe waitress. Her hobbies include quilting and playing bingo...
John William Dyche (08/22/07)
John William Dyche, 73, a resident of rural Fort Scott, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2007, at the Mercy Health Center. He was born July 12, 1934, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Joseph Dyche and Roseleetta Perkins Dyche. He married Velma Chaplin on Sept. 17, 1962, at Fort Scott. ...
Dorothy Ellen Wilson (08/22/07)
Dorothy Ellen Wilson, 87, former resident of Fort Scott, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2007, at the Serverin Nursing Home in Benton, Ill., with her daughter and granddaughter at her side. She was born May 24, 1920 in Fort Scott, the daughter of Samuel L. Monroe and Nellie A. Dunlap Monroe. Dorothy was a 1938 graduate of Fort Scott High School. She married Wray Wilson on April 16, 1938, at Mapleton, Kan. He passed away on Sept. 20, 1996...
Billie Eugene Calvin (08/21/07)
Billie Eugene Calvin, 82, White City, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007, at the Council Grove Healthcare Center, Council Grove. Born Dec. 18, 1924, in Gorin, Mo., he was the son of Vern and Mary Witcher Calvin. Mr. Calvin will lie in state from 9 a .m. to 5 p.m. ...
Dorothy Ellen Wilson (08/21/07)
Dorothy Ellen Wilson, 87, a former resident of Fort Scott, and more recently of Benton, Ill., died Monday, Aug. 20, 2007, at the Serverin Nursing Home in Benton. Funeral arrangements for Dorothy Wilson will be announced by CHeney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kan...
Susie Wiggans (08/21/07)
Susie Wiggans, 94, resident of Bronson, Kan., died early today, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007, at Mercy Health Center. Funeral arrangements for Susie will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel, Bronson, Kan.
John William Dyche (08/21/07)
John William Dyche, 73, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Monday, Aug. 20, 2007, at Mercy Health Center.Funeral arrangements for John will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kan. 66701.
Rayford Deyon Blevins (08/21/07)
Rayford Deyon Blevins, 72, of Pittsburg, Kan., formerly of Pleasanton, Kan. died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center, Pittsburg, Kan. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Pleasanton, Kan. Visitation will be from 6:30-8 p.m. at the chapel. Contributions are suggested to the Pleasanton Cemetery Association. Interment will be in Pleasanton Cemetery...
Charles Oliver Mabery (08/21/07)
Charles Oliver Mabery, 85, resident of 1818 Tiernan Road, Fort Scott, Kan., died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007, at Fort Scott Medicalodge. He was born Sept. 29, 1921, in Copeland, Kan., the son of Charles D. Mabery and Amanda Gertrude Palmer Mabery. Charles graduated from the Fort Scott School system. ...
Marion Joe "Mouse" Pruitt (08/21/07)
Marion Joe "Mouse" Pruitt was born in Fort Scott, Kan., May 19, 1931, to Earl and Grace Pruitt and lived in Fort Scott until he joined the Navy. He served in the U.S. Navy for five years. He leaves his six children, Michael of Belleview, Neb., Donald of Vancleave, Miss., Joi of Olathe, Kan., David of Norfolk, Va., Kenneth of Willow, Alaska, and Christina Leonard of Lawrence, Kan. ...
Patricia Joan Alvarado (08/21/07)
Patricia Joan Alvarado, 75 of Pittsburg, Kan., died at 4:32 a.m., Friday, Aug. 17, 2007, at Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center in Pittsburg, Kan. Patricia was born Dec. 3, 1931 in Pittsburgh, Penn., to Albert L. and Anna R. Bennette Coulter. She attended schools in California...
Charles D. Mabery (08/20/07)
Charles D. Mabery, 85, resident of 1818 Tiernan Road, Fort Scott, died Sunday, AUg. 19, 2007 at Fort Scott Medicalodge. Funeral arrangements for Charles will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S, Main, Fort Scott, Kan.
M. Joe Pruitt (08/20/07)
M. Joe Pruitt, 76, Fort Scott, Kan., died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007 at the home of his daughter in Olathe, Kan. Funeral arrangements for Joe will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kan.
Tina B. Lewis (08/20/07)
Tina B. Lewis, 38 of Iola, Kan., passed away Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007, at KU Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. She was born June 14, 1969, at Fort Scott Kan., the daughter of Britt Edward Lewis and Mary Lee Stewart. She attended Moran schools up until her senior year, then moved to Iola, graduating for the Iola High School Class of 1987. ...
Juanita Irene Beadles (08/19/07)
Juanita Irene Beadles, 75, of Monroe Valley, Calif., formerly of Mulberry, Kan., and Walker, Mo., passed away in her home on Monday, Aug. 13, 2007, at 4 a.m., after a courageous battle fighting cancer and pulmonary fibrosis. She was born Oct. 14, 1931, in Mulberry, Kan., the daughter of Elmer Herbert Beadles and Margrada Hazel Beadles...
Jonne Dee Carpenter (08/17/07)
Jonne Dee Carpenter, 82, resident of Kansas City, Mo., died of complications resulting from Alzheimer's on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007, at the Seasons Care Center in Kansas City, Mo. Jonne was born Aug. 14, 1925, in Rich Hill, Mo. Graveside funeral services for Jonne Carpenter will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 20, 2007, at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Scott...
Lucille Mae Jones (08/15/07)
Lucille Mae Jones, 76, of Liberal, Mo., passed away at 8:16 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007, at Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott following a short illness. Lucille was born Feb. 27, 1931, near the family farm west of Liberal, to Wilbur and Ethel (Lasley) Jones. She graduated from Liberal High School in 1949 and worked for several years in the A.S. C.S. office in Lamar. She then worked for many years in Fort Scott for Western Insurance Company, later known as Lincoln National in 1991...
Marilyn Jean Volden (08/14/07)
Marilyn Jean Volden, 71, of Fort Scott, passed away Friday, Aug. 10, 2007, at the Mercy Health Center. She was born Nov. 5, 1935 in Hiattville, Kan., the daughter of Harold James and Glessner Viola (Shankel) Talbot. She was the Dietary Supervisor at Sunbridge Nursing Home in Clovis, N.M. for many years before coming back to the Fort Scott area. She was a member of the Community Christian Church in Fort Scott...
Henry M. Griffith (08/14/07)
Henry M. Griffith, 85, of Topeka passed away at Brewster Place on Friday, Aug. 10, 2007. He was born Oct. 14, 1921 at Uniontown, Kan., the son of Glen and Grace (Konatz) Griffith. He was raised in Uniontown and graduated from high school there. He later attended Ft. Scott Junior College...
Sharon Lee DiBello (08/13/07)
Sharon Lee DiBello age 55 of Richmond, Kan. passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007 at her home. She was born July 24, 1952 at Saint Louis, Mo. the daughter of James L. and Janifer (Sells) Dorsey. She attended grade schools in Saint Louis, Mo.; Charleston, N.C.; Savanah, Georgia and Boston, Mass., before graduating from high school in 1970 at Uniontown, Kan. ...
Mary Ann Homan (08/13/07)
Mary Ann Homan, 59, died Aug. 10 in Modesto, Calif. She was born Feb. 24, 1948 in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Goldie (Page) Koppa and Murrel Koppa of Hiattville. She lived in the Manteca and Tracy, Calif., areas for the past two years. Prior to that, she resided in Discovery Bay for 10 years and Livermore for 18 years...
Thomas Richard McManis (08/13/07)
Thomas Richard McManis, Sr., 54, a resident of Mulberry, Kan, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007, at his home. Tom was born Sept. 13, 1952, in Pittsburg, Kan, the son of Thurman Eugene McManis and Helen Marie Barker McManis. He worked for many years as a mechanic for SEK-CAP and also as a caretaker for the Garden of Memories Cemetery for 10 years. ...
Russell Elvis Fisher (08/13/07)
Russell Elvis Fisher, 82, resident of Moran, Kan., died Friday, Aug. 10, 2007, at the Moran Manor Nursing Home. He was born Jan. 13, 1925 in Xenia, Kan., the son of James Thomas Fisher and Ida May Penderson Fisher. He attended school at North Fairview and Bronson, Kan. ...
Patricia L. Pinkston (08/13/07)
Patricia L. Pinkston, 55, of Pittsburg, formerly of Fort Scott, Kan., passed away at 2:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007, at Medicalodge North of Pittsburg. Pinkston was born June 26, 1952, at Roswell, N.M., the daughter of Walter and Lucille Pinkston...
Jack Hollandsworth (08/10/07)
Jack Hollandsworth, 67, of West Fork, Ark., died Wednesday, aug. 8, 2007 in Springdale. He was born Sept. 8, 1939 at Hayti, Mo. He was a Navy Seal during the Vietnam Conflict and received the National Defense Service Medal, the Bronze Star medal and a Good Conduct Medal. He graduated in 1972 from Pittsburg State University with a degree in Vocational Education, retired from Tyson's and was working for McWhorter Trucking. His passion and hobby was golf...
Norma Ruth Gall-Strickland (08/09/07)
Norma Ruth Gall-Strickland, 77, died on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007 at Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City, Kan., after a lengthy illness. Norma was born on Aug. 1, 1930 in Garden City. She was the second of five children born to Ernest H. and Ruth M. (Kincheloe) gall who were pioneers of Grant County. Her family homesteaded land and were early residents of Grant County...
Ann Francis Casner (08/09/07)
Ann Francis Casner, 81, resident of Guest Home Estates, Fort Scott, Kan., died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo. She was born Jan. 26, 1926 in Brooklyn. Ann worked as a beautician for many years with Ruby Palmer Beauty Shop. She then opened her own beauty shop on East Wall Street. She worked her later years in housekeeping at Mercy Hospital. She was a member of the First Christian Church. Her hobbies include reading, knitting and crocheting...
Janice Colleen Hass (08/08/07)
Janice Colleen Hass, 67, a resident of Fort Scott, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2007, at her home. She was born Aug. 5, 1940, in San Fernando, Calif., the daughter of Ray Wiggans and Naomi Williams Wiggans. She first married Norman German and they later divorced. She then married Donald Hass and they later divorced...
Lloyd Laverne "Jack" Bowman (08/07/07)
Lloyd Laverne "Jack" Bowman, 79, of Centerville, Kan., died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007, at the Life Care Center of Osawatomie, Kan. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Mound City, Kan. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Chapel. Contributions are suggested to Jack Bowman Memorial. Interment will be in the Centerville Cemetery. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.coffelshcneider.com...
Nathanial Thomas (Nate) Wright (08/07/07)
Nathanial Thomas (Nate) Wright, resident of rural Afton, Okla., died early Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007, as a result of an automobile accident. He was 17. He was born Nov. 21, 1989, at Denison, Texas, to Joe Bob and Elizabeth Ann (Thomas) Wright. They moved to Afton in 1991, from Achille, Okla. ...
Jean Olive Willard (08/06/07)
Jean Olive Willard, 89 of Carl Junction, Mo., formerly of Fort Scott, died at her home Friday evening, Aug. 3, 2007. She was born on Dec. 11, 1917 in Newkirk, Okla. the daughter of Lawrence James and Truly Mae Mollett Winchell. She married Max Willard on Nov. 3, 1941 in Joplin, Mo., he preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 2003...
Jeffrey Neil Oliver (08/06/07)
Jeffrey Neil Oliver, 51, a resident of Fort Scott, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, at the Specialty Hospital of Mid-America in Kansas City. Jeffrey was born Sept. 22, 1955, in Fort Scott, the son of James H. Oliver, Sr. and Margaret E. Turk Oliver. He was employed by Topco Laminates. ...
Fern Yokley (08/03/07)
Fern Yokley was born Dec. 11, 1919, and passed away Aug. 1, 2007 at the age of 87. She was the third of ten children born to Liel Webster Short and Katie (Bewley) Short. She had four sisters: Wretha, Oleta, Kathleen, and Irma Jean, and five brothers: Harry, Warren, Merl, Winfred, and Howard...
Gary Lee Davis (08/03/07)
Gary Lee Davis, age 56, former resident of Fort Scott, Kan., and more recently of Lawrence, Kan., died unexpectedly early Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was born Feb. 19, 1951, in Fort Scott the son of Ellise Jones Davis and Paul Julium Davis. ...
Gary Lee Davis (08/02/07)
Gary Lee Davis, 56, a former resident of Fort Scott, Kan., and more recently a resident of Lawrence, Kan., died unexpectedly early Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007, at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements for Gary Davis will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701...
Billie L. Gleason (08/02/07)
Billie L. Gleason, 91, of Mound City, Kan., died Tuesday, July 31, 2007, at The Forum of Overland Park. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Mound City, Kan. Interment of Billie L. Gleason will be in Woodland Cemetery, Mound City, Kan. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.coffelschneider.com...
Calvin H. "Cal" Dickinson (08/02/07)
Calvin H. "Cal" Dickinson was born Aug. 23, 1926 at Harleton, Texas, the son of Lillie Belle (Rivers) and Howard G. Dickinson. He grew up in several small Texas communities and graduated from high school in Taylor, Texas in 1944. Upon graduation he was drafted and served as a Quartermaster, Third Class, in the United States Navy Signal Corp in the South Pacific region. ...
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