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Obituaries from April 2008

NELSON (04/30/08)
William Hobart Nelson, age 84, died April 29, 2008 at his home in LaCygne, Kansas following a two year battle with lung cancer. Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday May 2, 2008 at the Calvary Baptist Church in LaCygne, Kansas. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. ...
Elmer "Wilgus" McLaughlin Jr (04/29/08)
Elmer "Wilgus" McLaughlin Jr., age 87, of Iola, Kansas formerly of Mound City, Kansas died Monday, April 28, 2008, at the Allen County Hospital in Iola, Kansas. He was born on January 23, 1921, in Blue Mound, Kansas the son of Elmer Wilgus and Alice Pauline Thyer McLaughlin. ...
RANKIN (04/29/08)
Marvin Wesley Rankin, age 71, resident of 312 S. Heylman, Fort Scott, Kansas, died Saturday, April 26, 2008, at the Bonner Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bonner Springs, KS. He was born June 28, 1936, in Prescott, KS, the son of Ruben W. ...
Dale Burton Chesney (04/26/08)
Dale Burton Chesney, 82, passed away at his home Wednesday evening, April 23, 2008, following a lingering illness. Born in Fort Scott, he was the son of William James and May Lynch Chesney. He attended school in Fort Scott; and after completing one year at Fort Scott Junior College, enlisted as a cadet in the Naval Air Corps in 1943 in which he served two and a half years during World War II. ...
McQuitty (04/24/08)
Karen L. McQuitty, 67, OF Roeland park, Kans., died Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Merriam, Kans. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 26, 2008 at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Pleasanton, Kans. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until service time. Contributions are suggested to the Midwest Transplant Network. Interment will be in the Pleasanton Cemetery...
MOTLEY (04/23/08)
Helen Charlene Motley, age 74, a resident of Fort Scott, died Sunday, April 20, 2008, at Fort Scott Medicalodge. She was born September 15, 1933, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Shirley Alanzo Sanborn and Helen Christine Coyle Sanborn. Charlene was a 1951 graduate of Fort Scott High School. ...
(RUTHERFORD) SCOTT (04/23/08)
Libbie "Ann" (Rutherford) Scott was born on January 13, 1947. She left our world on a Saturday morning (garage sale day), April 19, 2008. Her family is pretty sure she got to Heaven just in time for the next Bingo game. In her final hours, she informed her family that if we decided to have a funeral, we better make sure she wasn't there. This statement is just a small example of the humor that she maintained right up until the end of her battle with cancer...
BATES SCIORTINO (04/23/08)
Shirley Jean Bates Sciortino, 82, of New York, formerly of Fort Scott, died April 12, 2008 in New York City. She was born July 3, 1925 in Fort Scott, Kansas, the daughter of G. Daniel and Alta Mae Bates. She married Lew Sciortino in 1945. They later divorced in 1974...
AYDELOTTE (04/23/08)
Barbara Jean Aydelotte, 83, of Fort Scott, passed away Sunday April 20, 2008 at the Mercy Health Center. She was born December 6, 1924 in Fort Scott, Kansas, the daughter of Elmer and Mildred (Richardson) O'Connor. She married Richard Leigh Aydelotte April 30, 1949, in Fort Scott. He preceded her in death January 17, 1997...
EMBRY (04/22/08)
Nola Ruth Embry, 82, of Fort Scott, went to be with the Lord Sunday, April 20, 2008, after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. She was born October 14, 1925, in Bourbon County, Kans., the daughter of Richard Arthur and Alma Mary (Fry) Duncan. ...
HUTCHERSON (04/22/08)
Viola Mae Hutcherson, age 93, a resident of Fort Scott, Kans., died Sunday, April 20, 2008, at the Fort Scott Medicalodge. She was born September 12, 1914, in Bourbon County, Kans., the daughter of Ralph Hutcherson and Mary Harper Hutcherson. She attended grade school in rural Bourbon County and High School and Junior College in Fort Scott. ...
DABNEY (04/22/08)
Alma Vera Dabney, 93, of Fort Scott, passed away Sunday April 20, 2008 at the Guest Home Estates nursing home. She was born July 15, 1914 in Duvall County, Texas, the daughter of Homer Lee and Mabel Elizabeth (Ratcliff) Holloway. She married Jeff Alvin Dabney in September of 1957 in Hominy, Okla. ...
McCall (04/22/08)
Memorial service for Bonnie M. McCall, 72, Eudora, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Ft. Scott National Cemetery. Mrs. McCall was born on July 4, 1935 in Kansas City, Kans., the daughter Roy P. and Velma Mae Carter Foster...
LEIST (04/22/08)
Marguerite Leist, age 90, a former resident of Garland, Kans., died Saturday, April 19, 2008, at the Medicaiodge of Fort Scott. She was born May 6, 1517, in Cherokee, Kans., the daughter of Fred Lashmet and Ann McClean Lashmet. Marguerite moved to Garland when she was three years old, and attended Arcadia schools; graduating from Arcadia High School in 1935. ...
WATSON (04/22/08)
Eva Watson, 94, of Bel Aire, Kans., homemaker, died Sunday April 20, 2008. Visitation with the family will be 6 p.m.-- 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Funeral service will be 2 p.m.. Thursday, April 24, at College Hill United Methodist Church. ...
Marie Thorton Tuck (04/19/08)
Marie Thorton Tuck, 82, of Lamar, died at 4:40 p.m., Thursday, April 17, 2008 at St. John's Medical Center, Joplin. Visitation will be held Sunday, April 20, at Konantz-Warden Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, April 21, at Konantz-Warden Funeral Home, in Lamar. Burial will be in Lake Cemetary, in Lamar...
LEWIS (04/18/08)
Timmy Ray Lewis, age 57, resident of Fort Scott, died Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at his home. He was born Sept. 25, 1950, in Aurora, Mo., the son of Austin Lewis and Fannie Woods Lewis. He married Margaret Hagood on Sept. 15, 1973, in Mapleton, Kan. ...
BUTLER (04/17/08)
Kenneth Charles Butler, age 56, a resident of Fulton, Kan., died Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. He was born Dec. 20, 1951, in Fort Scott, the son of Charles Leroy Butler and Marcella Mae Felt Butler. He graduated from the Prescott High School, and served in the U.S. Army. He worked for a number of years as a truck driver...
RATHBUN (04/17/08)
Nada Pearl Rathbun, age 74, a resident of Uniontown, Kan., died Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at the Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott, Kan. She was born Feb. 2, 1934, in Vici, Okla., the daughter of Audrey Turner and Maggie Taylor Turner. She married Leonard Rathbun on Sept. 25, 1951, at Mineral Wells, Texas. In addition to raising her five children, Nada worked as a waitress. She was a member of the Uniontown United Methodist Church...
BUNN (04/16/08)
Verna Mardell Bunn, 80 longtime resident of the Southeast Kansas area, died at 4:20 a.m. Monday April 14, 2008, at the Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Frontenac, Kan. She was born March 15, 1928, in West Mineral, Kan., the daughter of William Rollin and Blanche (Russell) Lauer. She attended schools in West Mineral and spent her early years in Carona, Kan...
WHITE (04/16/08)
Gertrude White, 97, formerly of Fort Scott and Fulton, Kan., passed away Monday afternoon, April 14, 2008, at the Country View Nursing Home in Prescott, Kan., after battling Alzheimer's and dementia for the past several years. She was born on Feb. 15, 1911, in Hydro, Okla., the daughter of Wallace C. and Bertha W. Russell Clark of Fort Scott...
GIBSON (04/15/08)
Samuel Thomas Gibson, age 86, resident of 420 S. Eddy, Fort Scott, Kansas, died Sat. April 12, 2008, at Mercy Health Center. He was born Feb. 18, 1922, in Deerfield, Mo., the son of Jasper William Gibson and Ida Lena Moore Gibson. He married Anna Sluder on Sept. ...
LAGER (04/15/08)
Leo Robert Lager, 88, of Fort Scott, was pronounced dead on arrival at Mercy Health Center on Saturday evening, April 12, 2008. He was born on Sept. 29, 1919, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Claus Elias and Emma Henrietta Mitzner Lager. He married Lucile Irene Reed on June 1, 1941, in Fort Scott. She preceded him in death on Sept. 3, 2003...
FORTMAN (04/15/08)
Donald Lee Fortman, age 78, former resident of Pleasanton, Kan. and more recently of Fort Scott Manor Nursing Home, died Sunday, April 13, 2008 at Mercy Health Center. He was born Jan. 9, 1930 in Pleasanton, Kan., the son of Frank Fortman and Wilhemine Rost Fortman. ...
Hannah Pearl Brown McMillen (04/12/08)
Hannah Pearl Brown McMillen, age 101, former resident of Fort Scott, died late Thursday, April 10, 2008, at the Country View Nursing Home, in Prescott, Kan. She was born April 10, 2007, in Union Town, Kan., the daughter of Thomas Jackson Ballah and Laura Loretta Bailey Ballah. ...
Calvin Custer Thomas (04/12/08)
Calvin Custer Thomas, age 84, resident of rural Fort Scott, died Thursday, April 10, 2008, at his home. He was born Nov. 24, 1923, in Canadian County, Okla., the son of Lloyd Thomas and Sibyl Roush Thomas. Calvin married Virginia M. Maxon, on Aug. 22, 1986, in Reno, Nev. ...
MARTIN (04/10/08)
Loren R. Martin, 84, LaHarpe, formerly of Fort Scott, died Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at the Moran Manor. He was born September 29, 1923, in Cherokee, Ok., to Ralph and Nora Mae (Brown) Martin. He served in the Merchant Marines during WWII. He farmed and worked for his parents in Cherokee, Ok., in their Massey Ferguson dealership unitl moving to Fort Scott in 1960. ...
Lenora Bell "Toby" Smith Van Vlack (04/09/08)
Lenora Bell "Toby" Smith Van Vlack of LaCygne, died Sunday, April 6, 2008, at her home in LaCygne. Toby was born Dec. 27, 1934, to Joe and Lenora "Peachy" Smith. She was one of six children. She grew up in Louisburg. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2008, at the LaCygne United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Jingo Cemetery...
LOUDERMAN (04/08/08)
Juanita Eloise Louderman, age 91, former resident of Fort Scott, died Thursday, April 3, 2008, in Las Vegas, Nev. She was born July 22, 1916, in McDonaugh County, Ill., the daughter of Ralph Bible and Grace White Bible. She married Roy Louderman on July 22, 1937 in Palmyra, Mo. ...
TODD (04/08/08)
Verda Marguerite Todd, age 95, a resident of the Country View Nursing Home in Prescott, Kansas, and a former resident of East Chicago, Ind. and Conyers, Ga., died, Thursday, April 3, 2008, at Prescott. She was born March 18, 1913, in Dwight, Ill., the daughter of John Frisinger and Lona Mead Frisinger. ...
JOHNSON (04/08/08)
Pearl Marie Johnson, Prescott, Kan. died Sunday, April 6, 2008, at the Prescott Countryview Nursing Home, Prescott. She was born Aug. 6, 1920, in Prescott, Kan., the daughter of Charles and Dorcas Bradshaw Holmes. She graduated from Prescott High School in 1939. ...
GERMAN (04/08/08)
Norman Dean German, age 71, resident of Fort Scott, Kan. went to be with his personal Lord and Savior Friday, April 4, 2008, at Mercy Health Center. He was born March 6, 1937, in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Oral George German and Iva Pottorff German. ...
CARSON (04/08/08)
Paul Junior Carson, age 64, resident of Kincaid, Kansas, died Saturday, April 5, 2008, at his home in Kincaid. He was born March 22, 1944, in Fort Scott, the son of Paul W. Carson and Sara Levesta Spurling Carson. Junior was a self employed wood cutter. He loved all out door activities, including coon hunting, fishing and trapping. He also loved to trade dogs...
Oma Mitchell (04/05/08)
Oma Mitchell, 98, of Fort Scott, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2008, at the Fort Scott Medicalodge. She was born Oct. 6, 1909, in Garland, Kansas, the daughter of John William and Minnie June (Brown) Stroud. She married Chester D. Mitchell Feb. 23, 1927 in Girard, Kan. He preceded her in death Dec. 17, 2004...
R.C. Campbell (04/05/08)
R.C. Campbell, age 69, resident of 701 Fairway, Fort Scott, died unexpectedly late Wednesday, April 2, 2008, of a heart attack, in Goodyear, Ariz., while visiting friends. He was born Oct. 14, 1938, in Fort Scott, the son of Roscoe C. Campbell and Mary Bernice Browning Campbell. ...
Opal Eileen Jackson (04/05/08)
Opal Eileen Jackson 86 of Fort Scott, died Friday morning, April 4, 2008, at the Fort Scott Manor Nursing Home. She was born April 23, 1921, in Ulman, Mo., the daughter of Leander Chadwick and Adeline Curry (Williams) Colvin. She married Mack Christy, Dec. 24, 1936, in Fort Scott. He preceded her in death March 6, 1966. She later married John J. Jackson, Aug. 22, 1968, and he preceded her in death Sept. 17, 1996...
ALBERT HUTTON (04/03/08)
Albert Hutton, 85, of Fort Scott, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, at the Mercy Health Center. He was born on April 23, 1922, in Cameron, Mo., the son of Perry Edgar and Beulah Adline Potter Hutton. Mr. Hutton was a member of the U.S. Army, Airborne Division, during World War II. He served in the European, African and Middle Eastern Theaters. After the war he worked building highways, freeways and airport runways...
BRYAN KENT KEAL (04/03/08)
Bryan Kent Keal, 53, formerly of Fort Scott, and most recently of Overland Park, Kan., passed away Friday, March 28, 2008, at the Life Health Center in Grandview, Missouri. He was born Jan. 28, 1955, in Wichita, Kan., the son of Jeff and Virginia Carol Jackson Keal...
KEAL (04/02/08)
Bryan Kent Keal, 53, formerly of Fort Scott, and most recently of Overland Park, Kan., passed away Friday, March 28, 2008, at the Life Health Center in Grandview, Mo. Services are scheduled following cremation on 12:30 Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at the Fort Scott National Cemetery, with a visitation from noon until 1:15 p.m. at the funeral home. Complete obituary will appear in the Tribune on Friday, April 4, 2008. Services are under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home...
FOOTE (04/02/08)
Zelma Lucinda Foote, 89, of Hume, Mo., died Thursday, March 27, 2008, at Country View Nursing Home, Prescott, Kan. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m., Monday, March 31, 2008, at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Hume, Mo. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Hume United Methodist Church or Country View Nursing Home Activity Fund...
ROBERTSON (04/01/08)
Wayne Eudell Robertson, age 79, a resident of Fort Scott, Kansas, died Monday, March 31, 2008, at the Mercy Health Center. He was born July 6, 1928, in Clarksville, Ark. Wayne had worked as a brick layer and stone mason. He had also retired from the Civil Service at the El Toro Marine Base in Orange County, Calif. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had served during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the American Legion Post NO. 636 at Boron, Calif...