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Obituaries from June 2010

DORIS M. WEST (06/30/10)
Doris M. West, age 76, resident of 102 S. Lincoln, Fort Scott, died Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at Medicalodge of Fort Scott. Services for Doris West will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main.
CHARLES ROBERT WEGSCHEIDER (06/28/10)
Charles (Chuck) Wegscheider died June 24, 2010. He was born on July 12, 1931 in Fort Scott, Kan. He attended Fort Scott Junior College and then attended Kansas University until the local National Guard unit was called to active duty May 1, 1951. He served in Korea until separation in the fall of 1952, when he then returned to KU to complete his degree, graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Business Accounting in January, 1955...
JOSEPHINE JOHNSON (06/25/10)
Josephine Johnson, 86, of Uniontown, Kan., died early Thursday, June 24, 2010 at the Moran Manor. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
MARGARET L. ROUNDS (06/24/10)
Margaret L. Rounds, 88, Olathe, Kan., died June 18, 2010 at Royal Terrace Nursing Home. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, June 25, 2010 at Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Scott. Burial will follow in Evergreen. To offer condolences, visit www.mcgilley-frye.com...
JOHN JENNINGS (06/23/10)
John Jennings, 91, or 1725 Juniper Place No. 305, formerly of Martin Manor Drive, Goshen, Ind., died at Goshen Hospital on June 18, 2010. He was born Aug. 29, 1918 in Knoxville, Tenn., to Rev. William and Anna (Good) Jennings and was the youngest of 11 children...
VIRGINIA "ANN" BAKER (06/23/10)
Ann Baker was born May 14, 1947 to Floyd and Aileen (Hull) Wright in Fort Scott, Kan. She attended Eugene Ware Elementary School and Fort Scott Junior High. She moved with her family to Overland Park, Kan., in 1963. Ann graduated from Shawnee Mission West High School...
CLARA ROGERS (06/23/10)
Clara Rogers, 87, of Mound City, Kan., died Sunday, June 20, 2010 at her home. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, June 28, 2010 at the United Methodist Church, Mound City, Kan. Visitation will be from 10:30 until service time at the church. Private family interment at a later date...
SISTER MARY JUDE DIETRICH (06/22/10)
Sister Mary Jude Dietrich (Dorothy Frances) was born on Feb. 6, 1921 in Humboldt, Kan., to John Emil Dietrich and Emma Catherine Breiner Dietrich. Sister attended school in Humboldt and received a BS in Medical Technology at Webster Groves College in St. Louis...
RUTH MALONEY (06/22/10)
Ruth Maloney, age 76, of Mound City, Kan., passed away Saturday, June 19, 2010 at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott, Kan. Services will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at the Cofffel-Schneider Chapel in Mound City. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday evening at the Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home...
Lloyd Russell Murray (06/18/10)
Lloyd Russell Murray, age 92, a resident of the Life Care Center of Wichita, Kan., died Thursday, June 17, 2010. He was born Oct. 14, 1917, in Richards, Mo., the son of Lloyd Raymond and Martha Alice Sheperd Murray. He attended Fort Scott schools and graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1935. He attended one year of Fort Scott Junior College and left to make money as a full-time motion picture operator...
Leesa Maree Haehn (06/18/10)
Leesa Maree Haehn, age 27, a former resident of Fort Scott, Kan., more recently of Leavenworth, Kan., died Wednesday, June 16, 2010, at her home in Leavenworth following a lengthy illness. She was born Aug. 8, 1982, in Fort Scott, the daughter of David Hite and Kathy Brown Hite...
David E. McCannon Jr. (06/18/10)
David E. McCannon Jr. was born in Chilhowee, Mo., on Dec. 2, 1936. He was an over-the-road trucker most of his adult life. He is survived by Deanna Marlow of Blue Springs, Mo.; a daughter, Sheri Ring and husband Ron of Lee's Summit, Mo; two sons, Charles Edward McCannon and wife Amy of Alton, Ill., and David Edward McCannon III of Excelsior Springs, Mo.; a stepson, Rick Marlow and wife Becky of Pleasant Hill, Mo.; and a stepdaughter, Melissa Goss and husband Randy of Blue Springs. ...
Marvin Earl Tate (06/18/10)
Marvin Earl Tate, age 89, a resident of rural Fort Scott, Kan., died Thursday, June 17, 2010, at the Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott. He was born March 31, 1921, in Calloway County, Mo,, the son of Oscar Lee Tate and Ona May Palmer Tate. Marvin was one of 17 children whose generation spanned 138 years. ...
GUS W. OHLSON (06/18/10)
Funeral services for Gus W. Ohlson, former Fort Scott resident, will be held Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of the Ozarks Catholic Church in Forsyth, Mo. Cremation will be under the direction of Forsyth Whelchel Funeral Chapel. Military Honors and interment will be Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Missouri Veterans Cemtery in Springfield, Mo...
LEESA MAREE HAEHN (06/18/10)
Leesa Maree Haehn, age 27, former resident of Fort Scott, currently a resident of Leavenworth, Kan., died Wednesday, June 16, 2010, at her home in Leavenworth. Funeral arrangements for Leesa Haehn will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main...
HELEN A. FELLERS (06/18/10)
Helen A. Fellers, age 93, resident of 1948 Maple Road, Fort Scott, Kan., died Thursday, June 17, 2010, at Fort Scott Medicalodge. Survivors include a sister, Marguerite Hosler and husband Harvey, Fort Scott; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild...
GERALD E. "JACK" WALROD (06/18/10)
Gerald E. "Jack" Walrod, age 89, of Prescott, Kan., passed away June 11, 2010 at the Country View Nursing Home in Prescott. He was born Jan. 18, 1921 in Prescott, Kan., the son of James D. and Cora Nelle Hopkins Walrod. He graduated from Prescott High School...
GISELA NUTTER (06/17/10)
Gisela Nutter, age 83, former resident of the Highrise Apartments, Fort Scott, died Wednesday, June 16, 2010, at Guest Home Estates. She was born March 21, 1927, the daughter of Harro Stuhrk and Margarete Schmitt Stuhrk, in Marne, Germany. In her teen years, she was a successful swimmer and tennis player, competing on several traveling teams...
PATRICIA NADINE SMITH (06/16/10)
Patricia Nadine Smith, age 71, a resident of Pittsburg, Kan., died Monday, June 14, 2010, at the Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kan. She was born Dec. 23, 1938, in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Harold Devon Smith and Lucy Lee Partridge Smith...
CARL RICHARD WORTHINGTON (06/15/10)
Carl Richard Worthington, age 84, resident of Presbyterian Village, Fort Scott, died Friday, June 11, 2010, at Mercy Health Center. He was born Nov. 23, 1925 in Xenia, Kasn., the son of Lester Coy Worthington and Zula Walker Worthington. He was a 1942 graduate of Moran High School...
CLARK "RED" HOLT (06/15/10)
Clark "Red" Holt, age 75, resident of Canon City, Colo., died June 7, 2010, at his home following a lengthy illness. He was born on Oct. 4, 1934, the son of Robert Rivers Holt and Doris Agnes Moore Holt. Red had 11 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. He will be dearly missed...
MARY MADELINE TALBOT (06/15/10)
Mary Madeline Talbot, 85, of Olathe, Kan., passed away Sunday, June 13, 2010 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Mrs. Talbot was born Oct. 7, 1924, in Fort Scott, KS and had lived in the Kansas City area since 1952. Madeline was a file clerk for J.C. Penney for 10 years retiring in 1987...
GERALD E. "JACK" WALROD (06/15/10)
Gerald E. "Jack" Walrod, age 89, of Prescott, Kan., passed away June 11, 2010 at the Country View Nursing Home in Prescott. He was born Jan. 18, 1921 in Prescott, Kan., the son of James D. and Cora Nelle Hopkins Walrod. He graduated from Prescott High School...
TONY W. FLEEMAN (06/15/10)
Tony W. Fleeman, age 51, resident of 502 S. Broadway, Fort Scott, Kan., died Friday, June 11, 2010, at the Barton County Memorial Hospital Emergency Room following an apparent heart attack while working in Nevada, Mo. He was born June 27, 1958, in Fort Scott, the son of John T. Fleeman and Dorothy Faye Coulter Fleeman...
Carl Richard Worthington (06/12/10)
Carl Richard Worthington, age 84, resident of Presbyterian Village, Fort Scott, died Friday, June 11, 2010, at Mercy Health Center. Services for Carl Worthington will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel, Fort Scott.
Connie Mische (06/12/10)
Connie Mische, 60, Metairie, La., passed away on Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., following a short illness. She was born on Nov. 2, 1949, in Ft. Collins, Colo., to Harry Allen Wood and Ellen Louise Sanderland Wood. She married James Houston Mische on Oct. 28, 1972, in Nevada, MO, and he survives of the home...
Evelyn Leedy (06/12/10)
Evelyn Leedy passed away May 26, 2010, in Falls Church, Va., She was born at Walker, Mo., Dec. 5, 1945, to Vernon and Alphina Leedy. She graduated from Nevada High School, 1963 and Southwest Missouri State College 1967. In 1970 she received two Masters in music from the University of Illinois. She retired from the Library of Congress as music copywriting supervisor. Evelyn loved music, traveling abroad and gardening...
WILLIAM JOSEPH "JOE" VAN LEEUWEN (06/11/10)
William Joseph "Joe" Van Leeuwen, age 76, resident of Uniontown, Kan., died Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at the Baptist Regional Hospital in Miami, Okla. He was born Oct. 24, 1933, in Walnut, Kan., the son of Anthony "Tony" Van Leeuwen and Eugenia Smith Van Leeuwen...
WILLIAM JOSEPH "JOE" VAN LEEUWEN (06/10/10)
William Joseph "Joe" Van Leeuwen, age 76, resident of Uniontown, Kan., died Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at the Baptist Regional Hospital in Miami, Okla. Funeral arrangements for Joe Van Leeuwen will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main.
GRACE WOODWARD YOUNG (06/10/10)
Grace Woodward Young, 91, longtime Winnetka, Ill., resident, died peacefully after a brief illness with her children at her side. Born in Lost Springs, Wyoming, her parents were homesteading at the time. In 1923 her father rode a horse across the Wyoming plain and was never heard of again...
JAMES FRANKLIN COMSTOCK (06/10/10)
James Franklin Comstock, 65, of Fort Scott, died early Tuesday morning, June 8, 2010 at the Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott. He was born Aug. 23, 1944 in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Mack Franklin and Pansy Pearl (Harris) Comstock. He married Jeanie Singmaster Sept. 16, 1967 in Fort Scott. She survives of the home...
PEGGY KATHLEEN "KATHY" MILLARD (06/10/10)
Peggy Kathleen (Kathy) Millard was born to Cleta Fern Leonard Howell on Sept. 8, 1950, in Amoret, Mo. She attended area schools and graduated from Pleasanton High School. Kathy was united in marriage to Delbert Millard on Aug. 16, 1992. In healthier years, Kathy worked in the health care field and volunteered at the Liberty Worship Academy. She was a member of the Liberty Worship Center in Pleasanton...
JAMES "JIM" COMSTOCK (06/09/10)
Jim Comstock, 65, of Fort Scott, died early Tuesday morning, June 8, 2010 at the Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
DAVID JAMES BRUNER (06/08/10)
David James Bruner, 49, Topeka, died Saturday, June 5, 2010 at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka. He was born Jan. 2, 1961 in Independence, Mo., the son of James O. and Clara Ludlum Bruner. He graduated from Topeka West High School in 1979 and from Washburn University with a degree in Music Education in 1983...
RUBY BURNADINE TURPEN (06/08/10)
Ruby Burnadine Turpen, 83, of Pleasanton, Kan., died Saturday, June 5, 2010 at Manor Care, Overland Park, Kan. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, June 11, 2010 at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Pleasanton, Kan. Visitation will be from 10:30 until service time...
JOHN ALFRED PARK (06/08/10)
John Alfred Park, age 69, resident of 1561 Maple Road, Fort Scott, Kan., died Saturday, June 5, 2010, at his home. He was born July 17, 1940, in Atchison, Kan., the son of J. B. "Shorty" Park and Mabel Berniece Woolston Park. He married Nancy Jo Footitt on June 12, 1964. She preceded him in death in 1986...
Shirley Jean Thompson (06/05/10)
Shirley Jean Thompson, 74, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at Nevada Medicalodge. She was born October 28, 1935 in Vernon County, Mo., to Alfha Rusk Thompson and Velma Thompson Lightner. Shirley spent her entire lifetime in the Nevada and Joplin, Mo., area...
Tommy Calvin Roark Sr. (06/05/10)
Tommy Calvin Roark Sr., age 63, a resident of Fort Scott, died Thursday, June 3, 2010, at his home. He was born Nov. 13, 1946, in Olean, Mo., the son of Luther Calvin Roark and Lura Ina Robinett Roark. He married Elda May Newman on May 26, 1990, at Fort Scott. Tommy had served with the United States Navy. He had been employed by Key Industries and Extrustions. He graduated from Devry Technical Institute in his mid-50s...
TOMMY CALVIN ROARK SR. (06/04/10)
Tommy Calvin Roark, Sr., age 63, a resident of Fort Scott, died Thursday, June 3, 2010, at his home. Funeral services for Tommy Calvin Roark, Sr., will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
CLIFTON L. KIRBY (06/04/10)
Clifton L. Kirby, age 87, died early Monday, May 31, 2010 at his home in Fort Scott. He was born Aug. 11, 1922 in Bushong, Kan., the son of Irwin & Ora (Lininger) Kirby. The family then moved to Bucyrus, Kan., where he attended grade school and graduated from Bucyrus High School...
NAOMI "DORIS" POTTER DIAL (06/02/10)
Naomi "Doris" Potter Dial, 92, of Pittsburg, Kan., passed away Thursday, May 27, 2010, at Vintage Place in Pittsburg, Kan. She was born in Arcadia, Kan., March 2, 1918, to Thomas Edwin Potter and Edna Blanche (Bradbury) Potter. She was educated in the Arcadia Schools...
ANGEL LUIS "DANNY" TORRES JR. (06/02/10)
Angel Luis "Danny" Torres Jr., age 61, resident of 1409 S. National Avenue, Fort Scott, Kan., died Sunday, May 30, 2010, at the Golden Living Center in Pittsburg, Kan. He was born Jan. 1, 1949 in Bronx, New York, the son of Angel Luis Torres and Louisa Estel Gonzales Torres...
STEVEN WAYNE BREWER (06/02/10)
Steven Wayne Brewer, age 53, resident of Fort Scott, died Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in the Mercy Health Center Emergency Room. He was born Dec. 9, 1956, in Fort Scott, the son of Eugene Claspill and Callie Sue Spence Brewer. He married Kathy Munden in 1979. They later divorced...
BENNIE CURTIS CULBERTSON (06/02/10)
Bennie Curtis Culbertson, 81, of Fort Scott, died Thursday morning, May 27, 2010 at his home. He was born to Roy and Alpha (Mason) Culbertson June 11, 1928, and grew up in Uniontown, Kan. He married Nettie Ruth Cartwright Nov. 21, 1959 in Miami, Okla. She preceded him in death Jan. 30, 2009...
DOLORES EVELYN "LORIE" WELLS (06/02/10)
Dolores Evelyn "Lorie" Wells, age 56, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Sunday, May 30, 2010, at the Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott. She was born Jan. 21, 1954, in Wichita, Kan., the daughter of Kenneth Earl Wells and Ruth Fidelia Culler Wells...
WINFRED HERSCHEL HOLT (06/02/10)
Winfred Herschel Holt, age 90, of Farlinville, Kan., died Sunday, May 30, 2010 at the Prescott Country View Nursing Home at Prescott, Kan. He was born on May 1, 1920 at Farlinville, Kan., the son of George and Mary Norris Holt. Winfred was a WWII veteran serving his country with the Untied States Army...
CLIFTON L. KIRBY (06/02/10)
Clifton L. Kirby, age 87, died early Monday, May 31, 2010 at his home in Fort Scott. Rev. Paul Babcock will conduct services Monday, June 7, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Fort Scott. Burial will be in the National Cemetery...