Obituaries from September 2010
VIRGINIA L. YOAKUM
Virginia L. Yoakum, 76, of Valley Center, Kan., formerly of Fort Scott, died at her home Monday evening, Sept. 27, 2010. She was born March 17, 1934 in Englevale, Kan., the daughter of Harry Rob and Hazel Marie (Scott) Foster. She married John Stanley Yoakum April 4, 1952 in Fort Scott, Kan. He survives of the home...
THELMA MARIE ARMSWORTHY
Thelma Marie Armsworthy, age 89, former resident of the Garland, Bronaugh, Missouri area and more recently of Nevada, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada, Mo. She was born Jan. 14, 1921, in Vernon County, Mo., the daughter of Earl Gulliford and Alta Janes Gulliford...
VIRGINIA L. YOAKUM
Virginia L. Yoakum, 76, of Valley Center, Kan., formerly of Fort Scott, died at her home Monday evening, Sept. 27, 2010.
Funeral arrangements for Virginia Yoakum are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
Roberta Davis, 79, of Westwood, Kan., died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010 at the Kansas City Hospice House. She was born in August, 1931 in Fort Scott, Kan., where she graduated from High School. Later she attended Livingston College in Alabama where she met her husband, John Davis...
TERESSA DARLENE TAYLOR
Teressa Darlene Taylor, resident of Pittsburg, Kansas died Sunday, September 26, 2010, at her home.
Funeral arrangements for Darlene Taylor will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main. Fort Scott
LARRY ELMER SMITH
Larry Elmer Smith, age 69 of LaCygne, Kan., died Friday, Sept. 24, 2010 at the Olathe Medical Center at Olathe, Kan. Visitation was from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010 at the Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home LaCygne, Kan. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 28 at the Jefferson Memorial Cemetery in Birmingham, Ala...
GEORGE JOSEPH MEIWES
George Joseph Meiwes, 83, of rural Moran, Kan., died Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, at his home. George was born May 19, 1927, in rural Okarche, Okla., the son of Steve and Margaret Ann (Rausch) Meiwes. He grew up in the Canadian County, Okla., area. On Oct. 7, 1947, George married Gertrude E. Lagaly in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Union City, Okla. They made their home in Oklahoma until 1956 when they moved to the panhandle of Texas. In 1967, they made their home on a farm northwest of Moran...
DONALD EUGENE CONKLIN
Donald Eugene Conklin, age 49, resident of 112 Brookview Road, Pittsburg, Kan., died unexpectedly, Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, at his home. He was born May 27, 1961, in Coffeyville, Kan., the son of Jasper "Jack" Conklin and Katherine Brown Conklin. Don was a graduate of Coffeyville High School and attended Pittsburg State University...
James "Jim" Daniel Hacker
James "Jim" Daniel Hacker, 78, of Butler, Mo., died Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, at Bates County Hospital in Butler. He was born May 26, 1932, to Howard and Angie Naomi Palmer Hacker in Nevada, Mo. Jim is survived by his wife of 58 years, Rita Hacker of Butler; two sons, Larry Hacker and wife, Loretta, and Ken Hacker and wife, Alice, all of El Dorado Springs, Mo.; one daughter, Donna Thurman and husband, Randy, of Butler; three brothers, Bob Hacker and wife, Carol, of Nevada, Bill Hacker and wife, Margie, of El Dorado Springs, and Dick Hacker and wife, Sandy, of Nevada; one sister, Bonnie McDaniel and husband, Cliff, of Nevada; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. ...
DENNIS JAMES MCCARTY
Dennis James McCarty, age 77, Mound City, Kan., died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010 at the Olathe Medical Center in Olathe, Kan. The family will greet friends from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010 at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel in Mound City, Kan. The family suggests contributions to the Dennis McCarty Memorial fund in care of Coffel-Schneider, P.O. Box J, Mound City, Kansas 66056...
JIMMIE LEE MILLER
Jimmie Lee Miller, 74, of Pleasanton, Kan., died Monday, Sept. 20, 2010 at Prescott Country View Nursing Home, Prescott, Kan. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 24, 2010 at the Pleasanton Cemetery, Pleasanton, Kan. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Pleasanton...
KENNETH PAUL THOMAS SR.
Kenneth Paul Thomas Sr., 58, of Mulberry, Kan., died Friday evening, Sept. 17, 2010 at Via Christi Hospital, Pittsburg, Kan. He was born March 19, 1952 in Jasper, Ala., the son of Oscar and Louvonia (Hodges) Thomas, Sr. He married Rose Marie Phillips May 20, 1972 in Palm Beach, Fla. She survives of the home...
KENNETH PAUL THOMAS SR.
Kenneth Paul Thomas Sr., 58, of Mulberry, Kan., died Friday evening, September 17, 2010 at Via Christi Hospital, Pittsburg, Kan.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, Fort Scott, Kan.
DONNA S. COLVIN
Donna S. Colvin, age 72, of Garnett, Kan., passed away Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010 at the Kansas City Hospice House. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010 at the Garnett Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 7-9 p.m., Wednesday evening at the funeral home in Garnett...
MILDRED LOUISE RILEY
Mildred Louise Riley, age 90, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., passed away Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at the Fort Scott Manor nursing home surrounded by members of her family. Mildred was born on Aug. 8, 1920, in Fort Scott, to George Piercey and Ethel Cupp Piercey. She lived her entire life in Fort Scott...
JOHN NICHOLS BARLEY
John Nichols Barley, 90, of Bedford, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010. "Nick" was born Aug. 16, 1920, in Mildred, Kan., to John William Barley and Hallie Nichols Barley. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Budd Barley in Chanute, Kan., on Dec. 27, 1944...
Col. John N. Barley
Ret. Colonel John Nichols Barley, 90, of Bedford, Texas, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
Mary Elizabeth Sharp
Mary Elizabeth Sharp, 90, Pratt, Kan., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sept. 17, 2010, at South Wind Hospice Home in Pratt. She was born July 2, 1920, near Hiattville, Kan., to Ray and Lena Allison. Survivors include her two daughters; Marilyn (Vic) Hook, Wilson, Kan., and Carolyn (Galen) Banks, Pratt, Kan. ...
Rickey Lane Ward
Rickey Lane Ward, 54, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin. He was born May 16, 1956, in Oroville, Calif., to Lloyd Harless and Edith Ida Pickering Harless. Rickey came to Nevada in 1995. He worked at the Nevada Recycling Center and was a mechanic for various garages in Nevada. ...
Steven L. Mitts Sr.
Steven Loren Mitts Sr., 58, of Milo, Mo., died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, after a sudden illness. Steven was born Oct. 4, 1951, in Nevada, to Willie F. and Ruth (Howell) Mitts and was raised by Willie and Vera (Burdick) Mitts. ...
OPAL E. WIMMER
Opal E. Wimmer, age 96, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, at the Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, Mo. She was born June 2, 1914, near Fulton, Kan., the daughter of James Henry White and Phoebe Dorsey White. She graduated from Fulton High School where she played on the basketball team. She enjoyed bowling as well...
EUNICE L. RUSSELL
Eunice L. Russell, age 95, a resident of rural Redfield, Kan., died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, at her home. She was born Oct. 17, 1914, in Rich Hill, Mo., the daughter of Ulysses Simpson Grant Stine and Leona King Stine. Eunice graduated from Uniontown High School in 1933...
OPAL E. WIMMER
Opal E. Wimmer, age 96, a resident of Fort Scott, Kansas, died Monday, September 13, 2010, at the Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, Missouri.
Funeral services will be announced by the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kansas.
Lois Irene Ross
Lois Irene Ross, 84, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born on Dec. 24, 1925. She married Roy Robert Ross on Oct. 19, 1941, in Carson City, Nev. He preceded her in death on July 10, 1998...
Stephen Lee (Spain) Tucker
Stephen Lee (Spain) Tucker, 43, El Dorado Springs, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at his parents home in Schell City, Mo. Steve was born Nov. 17, 1966, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Harold Samuel and Shirley Ann (Terrill) Tucker. Early in his life, Steve attended school in Kansas City, then along with his family, relocated to Schell City where he also attended school. ...
Marion F. Throne
Marion F. Throne, 92, a resident of Hume, Mo., passed away Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at the Missouri Veteran's Home in Mt. Vernon, Mo. He was born July 16, 1918, in Essex, Mo., and spent his youth in Arkansas. He married Cora Lorene "Pete" Smalling on Feb. ...
Keitha Ruth Bohlander
Keitha Ruth Bohlander, 86, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at her home. She was born Nov. 15, 1923, in Walnut, Kan., the daughter of Frederick K. Bohlander and Fern Martin Bohlander. She was a graduate of Walnut High School and received her bachelor's degree from Pittsburg in 1951. ...
MARION FRANCIS THRONE
Marion Francis Throne, age 91, resident of Mr. Vernon, Mo., died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at the Mr. Vernon Veteran's Home in Mt. Vernon, Mo.
Services for Marion Throne will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
MARVIN DEAN WILLCUT
Marvin Dean Willcut, 66, of Blue Mound, Kan., died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010 at his home. Graveside memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010 at Pleasant View Cemetery, Blue Mound, Kan. Contributions are suggested to the Harry Hines Hospice...
CHARLES EARL CAMERON
Charles Earl Cameron, age 73, resident of 221 Hulett, Fort Scott, Kan., died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at the Mercy Health Center Emergency Room. V.F.W. Chaplain James Stradley will conduct graveside services for Charles Cameron at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, in the U. S. National Cemetery, Fort Scott...
ELEANOR J. COLLINS JOHNSON STATEN
Eleanor Jo Collins Johnson Staten, 66, departed from this life on Aug. 27, 2010. She was born June 27, 1944, in Fort Scott, Kan., to the union of the late Eunice Rozell Woods and the late Ernest John Collins Sr. Eleanor moved to Seattle, Wash., with her family in 1958 from Fort Scott...
Ethel Brown, 84, of Spring Hill, Kan., passed away Sept. 4, 2010, at Royal Terrace Nursing Home, Olathe. Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 at Bruce Funeral Home, 712 S Webster, Spring Hill, Kan., (913) 592-2244. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Fort Scott National Cemetery in Fort Scott. Friends may call from 9 -- 11 a.m. before the service at the funeral home...
VELMA VIOLA MADISON
Velma Viola Madison, age 88, resident of Fort Scott Presbyterian Village, died Friday morning, Sept. 3, 2010, at the Mercy Health Center. She was born Jan. 12, 1922, in Bourbon County, Kan., the daughter of Fred Eugene White and Laura Adeline Higbee White...
RUTH OLIVE WALKER
Ruth Olive Walker, age 89, formerly of Mapleton, Kan., and more recently of rural Fort Scott, Kan., died Monday, Sept. 6, 2010, at her home. She was born Dec. 11, 1920, in Hiattville, Kan., the daughter of Oscar Cowan and Grace Olive Boileau Cowan. She was a 1938 graduate of Blue Mound High School...
Ruth L. Schwamb
Ruth L. Schwamb, 90, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 7, at Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Rich Hill. Visitation services will be held from 6-7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 6, at the funeral home...
Velma Viola Madison
Velma Viola Madison, 88, Fort Scott, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at the Mercy Health Center.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
Mildred J. Bobbett
Mildred J. Bobbett, 91, Nevada, passed away at her home on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, following a brief illness. She was born on March 11, 1919, in Percival, Iowa, to James Bobbett and Beatrice Lockhart Bobbett. She married Jacob Edward Bobbett on Dec. 26, 1936. He preceded her in death on May 18, 1986...
Louise Landers, 88, passed away quietly at NorthCare Hospice House in North Kansas City, Mo., on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. Louise was born to Howard and Gladys (Hall) Campbell on June 21, 1922, in Moundville, Mo. Louise grew up in Moundville, later attending and graduating from Bronaugh High School. ...
James Wayne Pursley
James Wayne Pursley, 90, Nevada, passed away Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, in Nevada. He was born on Nov. 19, 1919, in Bolivar, Mo., to Mack Travis Pursley and Ettie Wheeler Pursley. He married Marjorie Eletha Shaw on July 17, 1946, in Fort Scott, Kan., and she survives of the home...
SARA JOANNE SEAVER
Sara Joanne Seaver, age 79, resident of 311 N. Franklin, Fort Scott, Kan., died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, at her home. She was born Dec. 21, 1930, in Fort Scott the daughter of Ernest Albert Erickson and Armada Josephine Harris Erickson. She married Carlton W. Seaver on April 26, 1948 in Fort Scott...
LARRY DEAN WILEY JR.
Larry Dean Wiley, Jr., age 51, resident of St. Paul, Kan., died unexpectedly Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, at the Labette County Health Center in Parson, Kan., following an apparent heart attack. According to his wishes, direct burial was in the Mapleton Cemetery under the direction of Cheney Witt Chapel...
BIRDIE ISABELLE SCHULENBERG
Birdie Isabelle Schulenberg, age 89, of LaCygne, Kansas died Tuesday August 31, 2010 at the Bates County Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010 at the Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home in LaCygne, Kan. Burial will be in the Jingo Cemetery...