Obituaries from November 2008
KAYSHA RANEE HALL
Kaysha Ranee' Hall died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008 at the Olathe Medical Center shortly after birth. She is survived by her parents, Casey and Joni Pillion Hall of Uniontown, Kan. Also surviving is a sister, Alexis Hall of the home, maternal grandfather George Pillion and maternal grandmother Mary Pillion, paternal grandmother Donna Linn and husband Dennie Poland and paternal grandfather David Hall. ...
Emily Ann DeBrine
Emily Ann DeBrine, 15 years young, of Nevada, died Nov. 26, 2008. She was involved in an automobile collision on 54 Highway, near Deerfield, Mo. Emily was the passenger in a truck driven by Corey Martin, 17 years young, of the Nevada/Deerfield area. The two were traveling westbound on 54 Highway, when a head-on collision shattered the lives of two of Nevada's best and brightest teenagers...
Corey Leon "Tooie" Martin
Corey Leon "Tooie" Martin, 17, Nevada, passed away as the result of an automobile accident on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008. He was born Oct. 28, 1991, in Kansas City, Kan., to David Lee Martin and Tonia Rana Garrett Martin. Corey grew up in Nevada. He was a junior in the Nevada High School Class of 2010. He was a past member of the FFA and Richard's 4-H. He enjoyed hunting and fishing...
Raymond A. Mapes
Raymond A. Mapes, age 43, a resident of Pittsburg, Kan., died Friday morning, Nov. 28, 2008, at Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center, in Pittsburg. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
Eldon Allen Williams
Eldon Allen Williams, 82, Independence, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo., following an illness of a few weeks. He was born Dec. 5, 1925, in Vernon County, Mo., to Elbert Byron Williams and Thelma Fergus Williams. He married Betty Mooney on Oct. 8, 1949, in Kansas City, Mo., and she survives of the home...
NONA BLANCHE WINTERSTEEN
Nona Blanche Wintersteen, 87, of Indianapolis, Ind., died Nov. 2, 2008 In Indianapolis. She was born May 16, 1921 in Guckeen, Minn., the daughter of Thomas and Hazel Ginn. She was married to Elmo Richard "Moe" Wintersteen Feb. 13, 1946 in Wichita, Kan. He preceded her in death Nov. 9, 1989...
Darrell Rager, 76, of Fort Scott, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 26, 2008 at his home. He was born Aug. 11, 1932 in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Verne Franklin and Doris Marie (Linville) Rager. He married Helen Rosalee Coyan May 25, 1952 in Fort Scott, Kan. She survives of the home...
BOBBY E. NORRIS
Bobby E. Norris, age 70, died Sept. 11, 2008, at his home in Raytown, Mo. He was born June 22, 1938. He was preceded in death by his mother, Roberta Norris. Graveside memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008, at the Richland Cemetery, Richards, Mo...
KAY KATHLEEN YOUNG
Kay Kathleen Young, age 69, a resident of Joplin, Mo., died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008, at the St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo. She was born Nov. 28, 1938, in Los Angeles, Calif. She first married Donald Drake. They were divorced. She later married Goldie Eugene Young 1n 1962. They were also divorced. Kay attended church when her health permitted...
LOREAN ROBINSON BARTLEY
Lorean Robinson Bartley, 88, of Rich Hill, Mo., died Monday, Nov. 24, 2008 at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, November 28, 2008 at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Pleasanton, Kan. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time...
LILA "ELAINE" SCHASTEEN
Lila "Elaine" Schasteen, 79, of Mound City, Kan., died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008 at her home. She was born Sept. 22, 1929 in Blue Mound, Kan., the daughter of Charley and Ruth Scott Ferguson. She was a graduate of Blue Mound High School. She married A.L. "Whitey" Schasteen Jr. May 1, 1948. He preceded her in death on April 10, 2007...
HELEN LOUISE MCBRIDE
Helen Louise McBride, age 78, resident of the Highrise Apartments, 315 Scott Avenue, Fort Scott, Kan., died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008 at the Johnson County Nursing Center in Olathe, Kan. She was born Feb. 28, 1930 in Fort Scott, the daughter of Charles Newman Hood and Violet Grace Feagins Hood. Helen was a 1947 graduate of Fort Scott High School...
KIRBY WAYNE MURROW
Kirby Wayne Murrow, age 55, a resident of Mapleton, Kan., died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. He was born July 13, 1953, in Iola, Kan., the son of Virgil Keith Murrow and Wilma Carol Gillmore Murrow. Kirby was a graduate of the Blue Mound High School. He later served with the U.S. Navy during Vietnam...
R. JOYCE LUCKE
R. Joyce Lucke, 78, of rural Girard, passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, at her home. She was born May 22, 1930, at Fort Scott, Kan., to Ralph and Hazel (Cummings) Lockwood. She attended Fort Scott schools and graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1947. Joyce was employed in the insurance industry for the majority of her career, with the exception of the time she spent at home with her children. She was awarded her CPCU degree in San Francisco in October of 1992...
Larry Lynn Schwartz
Larry Lynn Schwartz, 69, Sheldon, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, following an illness of one month. He was born May 27, 1939, in Haigler, Neb., to Norval Fredrik Schwartz and Gladys Goldie Gerdes Schwartz. He married Patricia Iline Houdeshell on Aug. 24, 1958, in Nevada, and she survives of the home...
FRANK G. "RED" PROCTOR JR.
Frank G. "Red" Proctor, Jr., age 80, former resident of 1832 E. Oak, Fort Scott, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, at Fort Scott Manor Nursing Home. He was born Dec. 4, 1927, in Fort Scott, the son of Frank Proctor Sr. and Alvena Kruger Proctor. He was a veteran of WWII, having served with the United States Army. ...
ANNA MARIE FEEMSTER
Anna Marie Feemster, 94, of Fort Scott, died Saturday afternoon, November 1, 2008 at the Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott, Kan. She was born on September 24, 1914 in Fulton, Kan., the daughter of Michael and Ida Elizabeth Wogan Schafer. Anna Marie was a member of the Fort Scott High School Class of 1933. She worked for forty years for Floyd Dotson at Security State Bank. She was a long time member of the St. John's United Methodist Church...
MICHAEL RAY "MICK" LEE
Michael Ray "Mick" Lee, age 63, a resident of Redfield, Kansas, died Saturday, November 1, 2008, at his home. He was born January 19, 1945, in Fort Scott, Kansas, the son of James Wesley Lee and Mildred Grace Samuels Lee. Mick had lived with foster parents, Leah and Louis Roweth until age six when he returned to live with his mother and step-father, Dick Keeney. ...
MELANIE ELIZABETH VOREITER STATON
Melanie Elizabeth (Voreiter) Staton, died Monday morning, Nov. 3, 2008 in Pleasanton, Kan. She was born in Vienna, Austria June 9, 1928. She celebrated her 80th birthday this past June with over 50 friends and family attending the party at The Residencies in Pleasanton...
BONNIE LEE WHITE
Bonnie Lee White, age 83, a resident of 2191 Ironwood Road, Fort Scott, Kan., died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008 at Mercy Health Center. She was born Sept. 2, 1925 in Prescott, Kan., the daughter of Byron and Nellie Pruitt Harkness. Bonnie was a 1943 graduate of Prescott High School. ...
ROBERT RAYMOND WILLIAMS
Robert Raymond Williams, age 75, a resident of Redfield, Kansas died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, at his home. He was born April 7, 1933, in Carroll County, Ark., the son of Leonard V. Williams and Ida E. McVey Williams. Robert married Ruth Shafranski on May 8, 1985, at Uniontown, Kan. He was a self employed farmer/ rancher. He enjoyed horses, caring for stray animals, and playing the guitar...
MASON COLE HUNTER
Mason Cole Hunter, infant son of Jesse A. Hunter and Trilla S. Eastwood Miller was stillborn Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008 at Mercy Health Center of Fort Scott. In addition to his parents, he is survived by four brothers, John Miller III, Lance Miller, Steven Miller and Dylan McCutchen and a sister, Shyla McCutchen all of the home; two half brothers, Jesse W. ...
NEOLA IRENE CLARK
Neola Irene Clark, age 93, resident of Bronson, Kan., and more recently of the Moran Manor Nursing Home, Moran, Kan., died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008 at the Allen County Hospital in Iola, Kan. She was born Dec. 17, 1914 in Damar, Kan., the daughter of George and Emma Beislie...
ANNE UNDERHILL GOVE
Anne Underhill Gove of Mound City, Kan., died at her home on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008 at the age of 98. Family members and close friends were present to say goodbye to beloved "Auntie Anne." The widow of Howard W. "Jack" Gove of Mound City, whom she married in Olathe, Kan., on Oct. 7, 1933, Anne Lauretta Underhill was born in Mound City to Harlan W. and Franc Coe Underhill on March 9, 1910...
MARY LOUISE PITTS
Mary Louise Pitts, age 81, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died early Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, at the Fort Scott Manor. She was born June 29, 1927, in the boot heal of Missouri, the daughter of John Robinson Whitlock and Bertha Evans Whitlock. Mary had worked as a cook and waitress at the Downtowner in Fort Scott. She enjoyed working in her flower garden...
Billy Jack Coverdale
Billy Jack Coverdale, 23, Brunswick, Ga., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, in Brunswick, Ga. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. View obituary and send condolences online at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
Edward C. Call
Edward C. Call, 74, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008. Rosary will be held at 7 p.m., on Sunday, Nov. 2, at DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Chapel, in Wichita, Kan. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m., on Monday, Nov. 3, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wichita. Memorials with Harry Hynes Hospice and St. Joseph Catholic Church. Arrangements by DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mourtuary...
Wallace Lyndon Darling
Wallace Lyndon Darling, 84, of Fort Scott, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, at Mercy Hospital, Fort Scott. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
Edith Elizabeth Heathman
Edith Elizabeth Heathman, age 99, of Nevada, passed away Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 at her home. Edith was born May 26, 1909, in Granis, Ark., the fifth child of Joseph Wesley and Millie Bell. Edith moved with her family to Richards, Mo., by wagon. Edith remembered the first automobile in Richards, owned by the town doctor. Edith remarked that she was born before women were allowed to vote...