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Obituaries from December 2007

ALBERT O. HALL (12/31/07)
Graveside services for Albert O. Hall, 80, Eudora, KS will be held 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at the Eudora Cemetery. He died Friday, December 28, 2007 at the Medicalodge (formerly Eudora Nursing Center) in Eudora, KS. He was born December 27, 1927 in Hiattville, Kansas the son of William and Elsie Harper Hall...
Elsie Marie Jennings (12/29/07)
Elsie Marie Jennings, age 88, Overland Park, Kan., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007, at her daughter's home in Colleyville, Texas. A celebration of her life will be 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 31, at D. W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel, 11200 Metcalf, Overland Park, Kan. A gathering of family and friends will be held 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday at the chapel. Graveside services will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Uniontown Cemetery, Uniontown, Kan...
Inis Ivalene Wilson (12/29/07)
Inis Ivalene Wilson, age 75, formerly of Nevada, died at her daughter's home in Slidell, La., on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007. Inis was born oil, June 11, 1932, in Vernon County to Howard and Irous D. Hess Pryor. She was married on Sept. 2, 1950, in Nevada, to Roger Lee Wilson I and he preceded her in death in August of 1990...
LOIS WILSON (12/28/07)
Lois Elizabeth Wilson, age 56, resident of Nevada Medicalodge, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007, at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, Mo. She was born Dec. 12, 1951, in the state of Virginia, the daughter of Walter Tobler, Sr., and Ester Collins Tobler. She attended and graduated from schools in Virginia. Lois moved from Virginia to the Devon, Kansas area where she lived from 1970 to 1981 until moving back to Virginia. She returned to this area in 2003...
EDITH BRADFORD GUSTAFSON (12/27/07)
Edith Bradford Gustafson, of Moran, Kan., died Dec. 22, 2007, at Moran Manor nursing home in Moran, Kan. She was born July 15, 1902, at a farm near Elsmore, Kan., the daughter of Charles Bradford and Anne Carter Bradford. In 1935, she married M. H. Bock, who preceded her in death on March 15, 1940. She married Captain C. W. Gustafson in 1942, and he preceded her in death in 1968...
CHRISTIAN HOLT (12/26/07)
Christian Dawn Holt, infant daughter of Christopher and Samantha Holt, died shortly after her birth on Dec. 20, 2007 at Mercy Health Center. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Samuel, three sisters, Maddie Jo, Morgan and Lillian; her paternal grandparents, Debra and Harold Cagle, maternal grandmother, Crystal; paternal great-grandmothers, Gloria Newton and Alicia Trexler; and maternal great-grandmother, Phyllis. ...
DANIEL GERARD PAYNE (12/26/07)
Daniel Gerard Payne, age 51, resident of Fort Scott, died Nov. 28, 2007 as the result of a house fire. He was born Jan. 7, 1956 in Fort Scott, the son of Elmer Mike Payne and Hilda Roberts Payne. Dan and attended school in Fulton and later graduated from Jayhawk Linn High School in 1974. He married Vonda McGehee in 1990. They later divorced. Dan lived in Bourbon County his entire life. He was known for his humor by his many friends...
KAY L. ATHA (12/26/07)
Kay L. Atha, 68, of Arma, died at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24, 2007, at her home. Mrs. Atha was born Aug. 29, 1939 at Newton, Kansas, the daughter of Robert West and Margaret LaGree Cunningham. Kay was a homemaker and had been a resident of Arma since 1968. She was raised in Pittsburg and graduated from Pittsburg High School in 1957. She married James. C. Atha on Dec. 4, 1967 in Pittsburg. Mr. Atha survives of the home...
DON RUSSELL (12/24/07)
Don Russell, age 91, resident of rural Redfield, Kansas, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, at Mercy Health Center. He was born Jan. 14, 1916 in Devon, Kansas, the son of Charlie H. Russell and Bertha Pearl Umphries Russell. Don married Eunice Stine on Jan. 14, 1949 in Fort Scott. He was a lifelong farmer/stockman of the Redfield area. He was a member of the Grace Baptist Tabernacle...
Gary Eugene Rose (12/22/07)
Gary Eugene Rose, 60, formerly of Uniontown, Kan., presently of St. Francis, Kan., died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, in Denver, Colo. He was born Sept. 1, 1947 in Uniontown, Kan., the son of Floyd Arthur and Anna Marie (Warren) Rose. He married Dorothy Gates, they later divorced. ...
Calvin Clifford Emery (12/22/07)
Calvin Clifford Emery, 83, Nevada, passed away on Friday, Dec. 21, 2007, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, following a lengthy illness. He was born Sept. 27, 1924, in Nevada, MO, to Kinnie A. Emery and Leona Struebee Emery. He married Mildred June Kircher on May 15, 1948, in Nevada, and she preceded him in death in January 2001. Calvin married Ruby Homer on May 25, 2003, in Nevada, and she survives of the home...
James "Jim" Dale Wisehart (12/22/07)
James "Jim" Dale Wisehart, 76, Sheldon, Mo., passed away on Friday. Dec. 21, 2007, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin. He was born Oct. 14, 1931, in Sheldon. His parents were Ray James Wisehart and Gladys Dale Wisehart. Jim married Eileen M. Dunham, of Pittsburg, Kan., in 1983, and made their home in Sheldon...
Mildred Irene Todd (12/22/07)
Mildred Irene Todd, age 96, a resident of Fort Scott, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, at the Mercy Health Center. She was born July 28, 1911, in Muskogee, Okla., the daughter of George F. Rei and Lucretia Beckford Rei. She married Stuart E. Todd on Dec. 24, 1941. He preceded her in death in 1972. Mrs. Todd was a member of the Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church...
MARY FLORENCE SPENCER (12/21/07)
Mary Florence Spencer, 82, of Pleasanton, Kansas, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007 at Mercy Health Center, Fort Scott. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 24, 2007, at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel in Pleasanton. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until service time. Contributions are suggested to the Bykota Southern Baptist Church. Interment will be in Littell Cemetery, Pleasanton...
DORIS M. PIERCE (12/21/07)
Doris M. Pierce nee Greenfield, 81, of Louisville, KY, formerly of Hammond, died Monday, Dec. 10, peacefully in her home. Born June. 3rd, 1926, in Garland, Kan., the daughter of F. Dwight and Marcella Greenfield, she married Carol Nathan 'Nate' Pierce in Kansas City, on Oct. ...
BETTY ROSS (12/20/07)
Elizabeth A. (Betty) Ross, 80, of Iola, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007 at Windsor Place Nursing Center in Iola. She was born Sept. 6, 1927 at Piqua, Kan., to John Herman and Dorthea "Dora" Mary (Frischenmeyer) Sicka. She learned to grow up quickly at the age of 11 when her father died in 1938. ...
LAMONI CAROL FORKNER (12/19/07)
Lamoni Carol Forkner, Richards, Mo., went to join the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007, at the age of 78. She was born July 3, 1929, in Kansas City, Mo.; the eldest daughter of the late Leo Calvin Stamps and Flossie Jane Smith Stamps. She married Arch Floyd Forkner on Aug. 6, 1950 in Nevada, Mo., and he survives of the home...
ANNABELLE L. PRETTYMAN (12/19/07)
Annabelle L. Prettyman, 89, of rural Arcadia died at 7:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, at Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott, Kan. Mrs. Prettyman was born on March 6, 1918 in Mulberry the daughter of Woodson and Eliza Endicott Portwood. Annabelle was a homemaker who lived in the Arcadia and Mulberry area most of her life. ...
STELLA JUANITA MASON (12/17/07)
Stella Juanita Mason, age 90, resident of rural Fort Scott, Kansas, died Wednesday, December 12, 2007, at the Mercy Health Center. She was born March 5, 1917, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Weisman. She married Ralph M. Mason. ...
MELVIN SMITH (12/17/07)
Melvin Smith, age 77, Blue Mound, Kansas, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007, at the Indian Meadows Nursing Home in Overland Park, Kan. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, at the Blue Mound Federated Church. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19 at the Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home in Mound City. Burial will be at the Sunny Slope Cemetery in Blue Mound...
CARRIE L. KLEE (12/17/07)
Carrie L. Klee, age 34, of Lincoln, Neb., and formerly of Beatrice and Steele City, Neb., died on Friday, Dec. 14, 2007, at the Ambassador in Lincoln. Graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007, at the Wesley Chapel Cemetery near Mound City. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17 at the Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home in Mound City. The family suggests contributions to the Nebraska ALS Association...
EVELYN SWAIM (12/17/07)
Evelyn E. Swaim, 93, of Fort Scott, formerly of Hiawatha, died Friday afternoon, Dec. 14, 2007, at the Fort Scott Manor. She was born Jan. 26, 1914, in Brown County, Kan., the daughter of Fred and Cleo Porter Hull. She grew up in Brown County, Kan. She married Charles A. Swaim in Troy, Kan., on Feb. 28, 1931. They lived on a farm northeast of Robinson. Evelyn and Charles ran the Candy Stripe Drive In in Hiawatha. Charles preceded her in death April 9, 2002...
Doris Hemmingway (12/17/07)
Doris L. Hemmingway, 91, of Topeka, passed away Friday, Dec. 14, 2007. She was born July 15, 1916 in Holden, Mo., the daughter of Cecil and Mabel Blythe. Doris married William E. "Bill" Hemmingway, Jr., Dec. 20, 1936. He preceded her in death Nov. 11, 2000. She was also preceded in death by her son, Charles L. Hemmingway, June 13, 1967, as well as three brothers. Survivors include her son, Gary (Kay) Hemmingway, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren...
PATTY LOU SMITH (12/12/07)
Patty Lou Smith, age 53, resident of Pittsburg, Kansas, died late Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo., following a heart ailment. She was born Oct. 10, 1954 in Fort Scott, the daughter of Merle Button and Mabel Dunham Button. Patty was employed at Pitt Plastics at the time of her illness...
DANIEL GERARD PAYNE (12/11/07)
Daniel Gerard Payne, age 51, resident of Fort Scott, died Nov. 28, 2007, as the result of a house fire. He was born Jan. 7, 1956, in Fort Scott, the son of Elmer Mike Payne and Hilda Roberts Payne. Dan attended school in Fulton and later graduated from Jayhawk Linn High School in 1974...
BETTY JEAN HAM (12/11/07)
Betty Jean Ham, age 71, a former resident of Fort Scott and more recently of Oklahoma, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2007, at the Forrest Manor Nursing Home in Dewey, Okla. She was born Dec. 27, 1935 in Fort Scott, Kansas, the daughter of Aaron VanDyke and Pearl Freese VanDyke...
GOLDIE NADINE KOPPA (12/10/07)
Goldie Nadine Koppa, age 79, resident of the Hiattville area, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, at Mercy Health Center. She was born Feb. 11, 1928 in Hepler, Kansas, the daughter of Joseph Austin Page and Anna Laura Goff Page. Goldie married Murrel Clarance Koppa on April 17, 1942 in Fort Scott. He preceded her in death on Oct. 14, 2006...
Melvin Thomas Davis (12/08/07)
Melvin Thomas Davis, age 83, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Friday, Dec. 7, 2007, at the Fort Scott Manor. He was born Sept. 20, 1924, in Fort Scott, the son of James Herbert Davis and Liddia Jane Babbitt Davis. After growing up in Fort Scott, Melvin served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He then lived most of his adult life in Chicago before returning to Fort Scott in 1985...
Emily May Ivie Jackson (12/08/07)
Emily May Ivie Jackson, age 83, a resident of rural Redfield, Kan., died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, at the St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo. She was born Jan. 16, 1924, in Nampa, Idaho, the daughter of Bert Ivie and Ellen May Lloyd Ivie. May first married Robert J. Jackson on June 10, 1941. He preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 1976. She later married Delbert Barr on July 7, 2007...
RICHARD BRANSON HURST (12/06/07)
Richard Branson Hurst, 89 of Grace Ridge at 500 Lenoir Rd. in Morganton, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, Dec. 1 2007 at Grace Hospital. Born in Fort Scott, Kan. on Jan. 15, 1918, he was the son of Earl Dunkerton Hurst and Iris Ragan Hurst. Mr. Hurst was preceded in death by his sisters, Lillian Hurst Cullop and Elizabeth Hurst Stockwell and his brother Fred Hurst...
ETHEL BERRY SMITH (12/05/07)
Ethel Berry Smith, age 85, resident of Uniontown, Kansas, died Sunday, December 2, 2007, at her home. She was born January 8, 1922, in Fort Scott, the daughter of James Lesley Berry and Jenny Bell Sales Berry. Ethel graduated from Fort Scott High School and Fort Scott Community College. ...
IRENE MARGARET ELDER (12/05/07)
Irene Margaret Elder, age 98, a resident of Fort Scott, KS, died Tuesday, December 4, 2007, at the Mercy Health Center. She was born May 22, 1909, in Redfield, KS, the daughter of Edgar M. Kimbley and Mable Lucas Kimbley. She married Ralph Elder in Girard, KS, in 1934. He preceded her in death in 1976. She was a member of Grace Baptist Tabernacle and enjoyed quilting. She was the last of her family...
MARTHA LORENE FORD (12/04/07)
Martha Lorene Ford, age 87, a resident of Uniontown, Kan., died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007, at her home. She was born March 29, 1920, in Marion, S.D., the daughter of Henry Goering and Mary Kauffman Goering. She married Leon Ford in 1942 in Wichita. He preceded her in death in 1985...
ROLAND 'KEITH' DANIELS (12/03/07)
Roland "Keith" Daniels, age 83, a resident of rural Redfield, Kansas, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, at Mercy Health Center. He was born July 6, 1924, in Bronson, Kan., the son of John and Ruby Huff Daniels. He married Patricia Ellen Potter on April 3, 1946 in Iola, Kan.. Keith graduated from Bronson High School and attended Fort Scott Community College. He was a World War II veteran, serving as chief mechanic and gunner on B-24 Bomber airplanes in the U.S. Army Air Force...
FERN HAZELTON (12/03/07)
Eva Fern Hazelton, 82, of Fort Scott, died Sunday morning, December 2, 2007, at the Medicalodge Nursing Home. She was born in Fort Scott on December 22, 1924, the daughter of George Henry and Mary Olive Quigley Dickmann. She married James B. Hazelton on July 3, 1951, in Fort Scott, he preceded her in death on March 23, 1997...
MELVIN O. PAYNE (12/03/07)
Melvin O. Payne, 67, of Arcadia, died at 11:11 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007, at Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott. Mr. Payne was born Dec. 6, 1939, in Pittsburg, the son of Elmer and Opal Cox Payne. Mr. Payne was a retired serviceman for Pepsi Cola in Pittsburg for 15 years...
Dru Allyson Hancock (12/01/07)
Dru Allyson Hancock, the loving daughter of Jesse Lee Hancock and Crystal Dawn Mason-Hancock, left this world the morning of Nov. 28, 2007, at Children's Mercy Hospital, in Kansas City, Mo., after a sudden illness. Dru was born on May 11, 2005, at a healthy 7 pounds, 11 ounces. She was loved dearly by her two older brothers, Draven and Drake Hancock, of Nevada. She was an angel in her short time in this world, and will be dearly missed...
Keith Ray Pettibon (12/01/07)
Keith Ray Pettibon, of rural Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007, at Mercy Hospital, in Fort Scott, Kan. Keith was a corporal in the Marine Corps and served during the Korean War. He was employed at Beech Aircraft in Wichita, Kan., for 20 years as an engineer. He later moved to Nevada, where he farmed for 35 years and also worked at 3M for 15 years...
Dr. Philip Marion Jones (12/01/07)
Dr. Philip Marion Jones, 90, passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born June 30, 1917, in Sheldon, Mo., to Philip and Della Jones. In 1946, Philip married the former Dorothy Hjelm, of Springfield, Mass. Dr. Jones was a proud father and grandfather. ...