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Obituaries from March 2008

HICKS (03/31/08)
Eva A. Hicks, died March 23, 2008, of health related problems. Born June 18, 1919, Eva Aretta Davenport, she grew up in Ava, Mo. There she met and married Robert Earl Hicks. Her family spent most of their early life at School of the Ozarks, Mo. and then in Fort Scott, Kan. There she started college as her son graduated from high school and completed her master's degree in library science. She was the school librarian at Winfield Scott School in Fort Scott until her retirement...
PICKETT (03/31/08)
Former Quincy resident, Meta Pickett, died on Wednesday, March 19, 2008, in Kennewick, Wash. where she lived at the Charbonneau Retirement Center the past two years. Meta was preceded in death by Howard, her husband of 61 years, on Feb. 17, 2008. Meta was born in Fulton, Kan. ...
POORE (03/31/08)
Nola Pearlie Poore, 96, formerly of Uniontown, passed away Monday, March 31, 2008, at her home in Fort Scott. She was born April 27, 1911, in Sheldon, Mo., the daughter of Earl E. and Martha Elizabeth Davis Roberts. She married Paul W. Poore April 6, 1929 in Moran, Kan. He preceded her in death September 18, 1988...
BURNS (03/31/08)
Fama Jean Burns, age 73, resident of 831 S. Margrave, Fort Scott, Kan., died Monday, March 31, 2008, at Fort Scott Manor following a long illness. She was born March 25, 1935, in Ozark, Mo., the daughter of Charles James Horst Jr. and Cuma Stewart Horst. ...
Buddy Charles Hagemann (03/29/08)
Buddy Charles Hagemann, 63, of Metz, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 23, 2008, at his home in Metz following a lengthy illness. He was born April 22, 1944, in Toledo, Ohio. He married Patricia J. Borgelt, on Dec. 18, 1988, in Toledo, and she survives of the home...
Ruth Collins Hope (03/29/08)
Ruth Collins Hope was born June 14, 1912, to Andrew and Grace (Staley) Collins, of Ottawa, Kan. After high school at Ottawa, she received her economics education at Kansas State College of Agriculture and Applied Science, at Manhattan, Kan., in 1934...
Frederick Theodore "Ted" Kelley, Jr (03/27/08)
Frederick Theodore "Ted" Kelley, Jr., age 71, a resident of Fort Scott, Kansas, died Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at the Freeman Health Center in Joplin, Missouri. He was born November 9, 1936, in Golden City, Missouri, the son of Fred T. Kelley and Mary Loretta Keller Kelley. ...
Kenneth Charles McCain (03/27/08)
Kenneth Charles McCain, age 63, formerly of Fort Scott, passed away March 25, 2008 at his home in Fulshear, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Beth; son, Jonathan and wife, Kathy, of Austin, Texas; daughter, Julie, of Fulshear, Texas; adored grandson, Tristan; sister, Frances Typer, of Lawrence, Kansas; and mother-in-law Erma Clayton, of Fort Scott. He is also survived by countless friends-he never met a stranger...
Ora Lynell Stuart (03/27/08)
Ora Lynell Stuart, age 90, former resident of 607 Margrave, Fort Scott, Kansas, died Thursday, March 27, 2008, at the Mercy Health Center. He was born September 4, 1917, in Stotesbury, MO, the son of William F. Stuart and Libbie E. Deffebach Stuart. ...
Zo Ann Jackson Moore (03/27/08)
Zo Ann Jackson Moore, age 53, formerly of the Hammond area, and more recently of 612 Heylman, Fort Scott, died Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at her home following a cancer illness. She was born Sept. 28, 1954, in Nevada, Mo., the daughter of Willis Jackson and Naoma Bell White Jackson...
HAZEL IRENE MARSH (03/25/08)
Hazel Irene Marsh, 87, of Farlington, Kansas died at 11:05 p.m., Monday, March 24, 2008, in the Arma Care Center in Arma, Kan. Irene was born March 23, 1921 in Fort Scott, Kan., a daughter of Elmer and Iva (Matlock) Hill. She grew up in Farlington. She married James A. Marsh on November 23, 1940, in Farlington. He survives of the home...
LARRY JAMES MATHERS (03/25/08)
Larry James Mathers, age 63, resident of Ash Grove, Missouri, formerly of Florissant , Missouri, died Saturday, March 22, 2008, at his home following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born July 25, 1944, in Central Lake, Michigan the son of Harry mathers and Hazel Murray Mathers. Larry married Connie Pavey on April 18, 1965, in Wichita, Kan...
LAWRENCE MARION WARD (03/24/08)
Lawrence Marion Ward, age 88, a resident of Fort Scott, died Friday morning, March 21, 2008, at the Medicalodge. He was born Jan. 20, 1920, in Leroy, Kan., the son of Frederick Eugene Ward and Ada Inez Bird Ward. He married Arlene Bagby on Nov. 1, 1942, in Topeka, Kan. ...
DONALD EUGENE VANN (03/24/08)
Donald Eugene Vann, age 68, a resident of Fort Scott, died Thursday, March 20, 2008, at the Olathe Medical Center following a brief illness. He was born Sept. 8, 1939, in Harding, Kan., the son of Herbert Clarity and Linda M. Vann. Donald married JoAnn Nelson in 1958. ...
JOHN MATTHEW RADELL (03/24/08)
John Matthew Radell, age 83, a resident of Fort Scott, Kansas, died Friday, March 21, 2008, at the Mercy Health Center Emergency Room. He was born Feb. 12, 1925, in Pittsburg, Kan. to Lawrence Radell and Josephine Karleskint Radell. He married Beth Norton on Jan. 31, 1953, in Fort Scott. She preceded him in death on Dec. 26, 2006...
John H. Morris (03/22/08)
John H. Morris, 82, of Deerfield, Mo., passed away on Friday, March 21, 2008, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, following a sudden illness. He was born on Dec. 3, 1925, in Arcadia, Kan., to John Robert Morris and Della May Garrett Morris. He married Elena Largo on July 20, 1991, in Dipolog City, Phillipines, and she survives of the home...
Ruby Myrtle Peoples (03/22/08)
Ruby Myrtle Peoples, age 96, a resident of Fort Scott, died Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at the Mercy Health Center, in Fort Scott. She was born Dec. 29, 1911, in Bourbon County, Kansas, the daughter of Thomas Clifford Johnson and Marietta Jones Johnson. ...
Betty J. McQueen (03/22/08)
Betty J. McQueen, 83, of Nevada, passed away on Friday, March 21, 2008, at Moore-Few Care Center, in Nevada. She was born Aug. 21, 1924, in Nevada, to Lyle Baker and Suzie Bell Baker. She was married to Forrest Neil McQueen on Dec. 11, 1945, in Fort Scott, and he survives of the home...
Jack Eldon Grubb Sr. (03/22/08)
Jack Eldon Grubb Sr., 71, of Fort Scott, died 5:10 p.m., Thursday, March 20, 2008, at Girard Medical Center, following a short illness. Jack was born March 16, 1937 in Fort Scott, the son of William McKinley "Sam" and Iva Leora (Bolling) Grubb. He grew up in Fort Scott, and attended area schools. In 1954 he enlisted in the National Guard 109th Artillery Unit and recieved his discharge in 1956...
Robert S. "Huck" Rogers (03/22/08)
Robert S. "Huck" Rogers, 87, of Columbus,, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at Medicalodge, of Columbus. Huck was born Sept. 21, 1920, in Nevada, the son of Robert F. and Maggie (Dahmer) Rogers. He was an Army veteran of World War II and received a Purple Heart for injuries incurred in "The Battle of the Bulge." After the war he worked for the P & M Coal Company, retiring after 32 years. ...
HAZEL SHOCKLEY (03/21/08)
Hazel M. Shockley, 47, of Columbus, Kansas, died January 1, 2008. Pastor Robert Blake will conduct graveside services for Hazel 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2008 at the Fort Scott National Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be emailed to the family at expressions@konantz-cheney.com...
ANNA EARLDEAN SWANSON (03/21/08)
Anna Earldean Swanson, 85, of Fort Scott, died at the Mercy Health Center Wednesday March 19, 2008. She was born December 22, 1922, in Hiattville, Kan. the daughter of Earl Cornelius and Mary Ethelyn (Mills) Roland. She married Linnas M. Swanson Oct. 28, 1961, in Redfield, Kansas. He preceded her in death in July of 1970...
CROAN (03/20/08)
Dr. Harold Croan, age 90, retired Fort Scott Optometrist, former resident of 1615 Clairmont and more recently of Fort Scott Manor, died early Wednesday, March 19, 2008 in the Mercy Health Center Emergency Room. He was born July 28, 1917, in Mound City, Kansas, the son of Harvey B. ...
FITZSIMMONS (03/20/08)
Norman H. Fitzsimmons, a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away on Friday, March 7, 2008 at the age of 75. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Shirley, of 55 years, his daughter, Deborah and son-in-law, Roger Taylor, of Memphis, TN, his son, Steven, of Denver, his daughter, Kelly, of Littleton and his son, Alan, of Littleton. ...
JOSHUA L. STUCKEY (03/19/08)
Joshua L. Stuckey, 19, of Montpelier, OH, died March 16, 2008 University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, as a result of a single car accident on March 15, 2008. He was born on April 19, 1988, to parents Teresa A. Ramey and Daniel L. Stuckey. Paternal grandparents are Mrs. Beatrice (Joe) Price, Nette Lake and Larry (Patsy) Ramey, Fort Scott...
JOHN FRANKLIN LOTTERER III (03/18/08)
John Franklin Lotterer III, 70, formerly of Fort Scott, and more recently of Lake Elsinore, California, passed away at the Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar, California, Thursday, March 13, 2008. He was born April 28, 1937 in Fort Scott, Kansas, the son of John Franklin II and Nelda Creola (Burns) Lotterer...
MARY O. GARDNER (03/18/08)
Mary O. Gardner, 90, of Arcadia, died at 8:25 a.m. Saturday, March 15, 2008 at Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott. Mrs. Gardner was born on January 29, 1918, in rural Hallowell, Kansas, the daughter of Arthur and Doris Hackney Swearingin. Mary was a homemaker who also worked as a telephone operator in Arcadia, the Census Bureau in Pittsburg, and along with her husband owned and operated the Arcadia Cafe. She attended Oswego Grade School and graduated from Columbus High School in 1935...
Elsie May Ray (03/15/08)
Elsie May Ray, 87, died Sept. 13, 2008, at the Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston, Ore. She was born May 13, 1920, in Strong City, Kan., to William Starbuck and Birdie Cox Starbuck. Elsie was reared and attended schools, in Kansas. She moved to Oregon in 1988, living in Hood River, and later The Dalles, Wis. Elsie moved to Hermiston in 1998 where she has lived since. She enjoyed bead work, crocheting, fishing and taking care of children...
BARBARA JEANNE DYER (03/14/08)
Barbara Jeanne Dyer, age 80, passed away March 12, 2008, at Girard Medical Center, Girard, Kan. from complications to pneumonia. She was born on July 2, 1927, in Iola, Kan., the daughter of Lloyd George and Fern Violet Lawless Hillbrant. She attended schools in the Fulton/Mapleton area and later moved to Fort Scott where she lived for many years. ...
WILBUR EARL TOLL (03/14/08)
Wilbur Earl Toll, 89, died Wednesday, March 12, 2008. He was born Aug. 13, 1918, in Morland, Kan. He worked at Smoky Hill LLC until his retirement in 1983. He was a World War II veteran and was a member of First Covenant Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Mattie toll; his wife Marie; four brothers, Lee, Jack, Alan, and Glenn Toll...
GLORIA MADELINE THOMAS HAZELBAKER (03/11/08)
Gloria Madeline Thomas Hazelbaker, 90, of Pleasanton, Kan., died Monday, March 10, 2008, at Mercy Hospital, Fort Scott, Kansas. She was born March 11, 1917, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Ernest E. and Mary Florence Esler Thomas. She moved with her parents to Pleasanton at three years of age and attended Pleasanton Schools and graduated in 1935. ...
NORMAN H. FITZSIMMONS (03/11/08)
Norman H. Fitzsimmons, 75, of Littleton, Colo. He was the husband of Shirley and the father of Deborah Taylor, Steven, Kelly and Alan. He was the grandfather of four and the great-grandfather of four. He was the brother of Richard Fitzsimmons and Marjorie Cunningham. ...
PAUL D. WESTON (03/11/08)
Paul "P.D." Weston, age 77, resident of rural Moran, Kansas, died early Monday, March 10, 2008, at Allen County Hospital in Iola, Kansas. He was born July 1, 1930, in Bourbon County, Kansas, the son of Charles Weston and Wilma Stradley Weston. He married Mary Frances Holeman on April 28, 1951, at the Dry Ridge Baptist Church. ...
MACK COMSTOCK (03/11/08)
Mack Comstock, 88, of Fort Scott, died Monday morning, March 10, 2008 at the Mercy Health Center. He was born November 27, 1919, in Redfield, Kansas, the son of Mack and Edna Lena (Smith) Comstock. He married Pansy Pearl Harris December 7, 1939, in Stockton, California. ...
Erma T. Wilcox (03/08/08)
Erma T. Wilcox, 89, went meet her Savior on Thursday, March 6, 2008. She was born August 5, 1918 to Laud T. and Rose B. Taggard Metcalf in Springfield, MO. Erma married Keith Cowden Wilcox, February 6, 1935. To that union she bore four children, Shirley Joanne, Keith Jr., Gary Porter and Thomas Michael Wilcox...
Franklin C. Davis Sr. (03/08/08)
Franklin C. Davis Sr., age 82, of Lamar, Mo., passed away at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at Landmark Hospital, in Joplin, following a three month illness. Franklin was born Sept. 29, 1925, in Mullins, S.C., to Samuel Lester and Lula Mattie (Nance) Davis. He was a D-A3 supervisor at the State Hospital, in Nevada, retiring in 1985. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II...
James Lynne Ramsey (03/08/08)
James Lynne Ramsey, 87, of Fort Scott, died Friday morning, March 7, 2008, at the Medicalodge Nursing Home. He was born Aug. 1, 1920, in Uniontown, Kan., the son of Dr. Arch L. and Nellie Dean (Kelly) Ramsey. He married Helena E. Greenfield, his college sweetheart, on April 26, 1942, in Garland, Kan. She survives of the home...
Edward Leigh "Bud" Penniman (03/08/08)
Edward Leigh "Bud" Penniman, 83, of Fort Scott died Friday morning, March 7, 2008, at the Guest Home Estates, in Fort Scott. He was born May 27, 1924, in Fort Scott, the son of James Brown and Kathryn Johnston Pratt Penniman. Mr. Penniman attended Fort Scott schools graduating in the High School Class of 1941. ...
RONALD D. WOMELSDORF (03/07/08)
Ronald D. Womelsdorf, age 68, a resident of Iola, Kansas, died Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at the Allen County Hospital in Iola. He was born February 16, 1940, in Fort Scott, Kansas, the son of Isaac William "Boone" Womelsdorf and Rosa Viola McReynolds Womelsdorf. ...
SARA KAUFMANN HAAS (03/06/08)
Sara Kaufmann Haas, age 91, of Munson Twp, Ohio, died March 4, 2008, at the Corinne Dolan Alzheimer Center in Munson Twp. Born on July 10, 1916, in Fort Scott, Kan., she was a longtime resident of Plymouth, Mich., prior to moving to Ohio in 2001. She graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1934, Fort Scott Junior High in 1937, received a B.S. in Commerce from Northwestern University in 1939, and a Masters in Education from Eastern Michigan University in the late 1950s...
ROSCOE LOEHR (03/06/08)
Roscoe Loehr, age 84, of Kansas City, Kansas, formerly of Savonburg, Kansas, died March 4, 2008 at his home. He was born Aug. 13, 1923, the son of Leonard Hester and Mary Elizabeth (Wolcott) Loehr. Roscoe married Mildred Jane (Long) on Jan. 31, 1946, in Kansas City, Mo...
VIRGINIA RUTH HOLT (03/05/08)
Virginia Ruth Holt, age 88, resident of Uniontown, Kan., died Monday evening, March 3, 2008, at Mercy Health Center. She was born July 26, 1919, in Uniontown, the daughter of Marshall and Lottie Belle Holt. She was a graduate of Uniontown High School. ...
ROBERT JAMES TINDEL (03/05/08)
Robert James Tindel, 56, of Pittsburg, died at 6:30 pm Sunday, March 2, 2008 at the Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center. He was born May 18, 1951, in Pittsburg, the son of Richard Franklin and Laura Mary (Scott) Tindel. He attended Pittsburg schools and graduated from the Pittsburg High School. ...
Helen Taylor Gast (03/01/08)
Helen Taylor Gast, 92, of Nevada, passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, at Moore-Few Care Center, in Nevada, following a brief illness, She was born Feb. 8, 1916, in Nevada, to Roy Elsworth Taylor and Bertha Maude Wilson Taylor. She was married to Duane Gast on April 28, 1940, in Nevada. He preceded her in death on June 17, 1987...
Paul Forest Rapp (03/01/08)
Paul Forest Rapp, 89, of Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, at Christian Health Care, in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. He was born June 25, 1918, in Nevada, to Daniel Anthony Rapp and Ella Mae Pace Rapp. He married Anna Mae Compton, on May 24, 1940, in Fort Scott, and she survives of the home...
Roma Mae Willard (03/01/08)
Roma Mae Willard, age 66 of Fort Scott, Kan., went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Feb. 28, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin. Roma was born March 28, 1941, in Mapleton, Kan. to Izear (Zeb) Harris and Dorothy Jane Vann-Ellsworth. ...