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Obituaries from April 2011

Henry A. Wilson (04/30/11)
Henry A. Wilson, 66, of Mapleton, Kan., died Friday morning at the Mercy Health Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
James William Heath (04/30/11)
James William Heath, 83, of El Dorado Springs, Mo., the son of William Clay and Pernia Cathem (McKinley) Heath was born Jan. 20, 1928, in Schell City, Mo., and passed from this life on April 27, 2011, at his home. James attended Stony Point School near ScheIl City and a short time later starting working with Monk Wallen on the railroad. ...
Daisy L. Shutters (04/30/11)
Daisy L. Shutters, 92, Nevada, Mo., passed away Friday, April 29, 2011. She was born April 30, 1918, in Joplin, Mo., the daughter of Clyde Douglas Williams and Glady Almeda Petterson Williams. She was married to George Shutters, Nov. 27, 1934, and he preceded her in death March 29, 1983. They spent all but five years of their married life on the farm home south of Nevada...
Virginia M. McHenry (04/30/11)
Virginia M. McHenry, 89, a resident of Fort Scott, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Pittsburg, Kan. She was born Aug. 30, 1921, in St. Clair County, Mo., the daughter of Charles Edward Hall and Virgie Thompson Hall. Virginia married Vernie McHenry on May 22, 1941, at Fort Scott. He preceded her in death on April 10, 1979...
VIRGINIA M. McHENRY (04/29/11)
Virginia M. McHenry, 89, a resident of Fort Scott, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Pittsburg, Kan. Funeral services for Virginia McHenry will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
ELOYCE LAVERNE PELLETT BROWN PARKER (04/27/11)
Eloyce Laverne Pellett Brown Parker, age 91, resident of Fort Scott, died Monday, April 25, 2011, at the Guest Home Estates, Fort Scott. She was born on Nov. 11, 1919, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Henry and Bertha Marsh Pellett. She was a member of the V.F.W. Women's Auxiliary, as well as a member of the Cherry Grove Baptist Church...
Alta "Irene" Herrero (04/26/11)
Alta "Irene" Herrero, 87 of Fort Scott, passed away Thursday evening, April 21, 2011, at the Via Christi Medical Center in Pittsburg, Kan., after a short illness. Our mother was born Oct. 20, 1923 in Arcadia, Kan., to Wilson Anthony and Emma Pearl (Bradbury) Sheets. The family moved to Fort Scott when Mom was 5 years old, where she lived until her death...
Helen Marie Smith (04/26/11)
Helen Marie Smith, age 89, former resident of Fort Scott, and more recently of Grove, Okla., died Sunday, April 24, 2011, at the Skaggs Hospital in Branson, Mo. She was born June 17, 1921, in Pittsburg, Kan., the daughter of Edgar Hensley and Mae Parker Hensley. ...
Rosella Fern Vann (04/26/11)
Rosella Fern Vann, age 80, a former resident of Fort Scott, and more recently of Springfield, Mo., died Friday, April 22, 2011, at the Springfield Rehabilitation and Health Care in Springfield. She was born Sept. 23, 1930, in Paola, Kan., the daughter of Vernon Jenkins and Laura Graham Jenkins. She married Lloyd O. Vann on Sept. 23, 1953, at Fort Scott. He preceded her in death on June 21, 2008...
Eloyce Laverne Parker (04/26/11)
Eloyce Laverne Parker, age 91, resident of Fort Scott, died Monday, April 25, 2011, at the Guest Home Estates, Fort Scott. Eloyce donated her body to science. A memorial service in her honor will be announced at a later date.
Ronnie Lee Pendergrass (04/26/11)
Ronnie Lee Pendergrass, age 56, of Adrian, Mo., died Wednesday April, 20 2011, at his home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday April 27, 2011, at the Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home LaCygne, Kan. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery LaCygne, Kan. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.coffelschneider.com. Arrangements: Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home LaCygne, Kan...
Irene Herrero (04/23/11)
Irene Herrero, 87, of Fort Scott, died Thursday evening, April 21,2011, at the Via Christi Medical Center in Pittsburg, Kan. Funeral arrangements for Irene Herrero are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
Rosella Fern Vann (04/23/11)
Rosella Fern Vann, 80, former resident of Fort Scott, and more recently of Springfield, Mo., died Friday, April 22, 2011, at the Springfield Rehabilitation and Health Care in Springfield. Funeral services for Rosella Vann will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott...
John Oliver Skiles (04/23/11)
John Oliver Skiles, 85, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Friday, April 22, 2011, at his home. He was born Jan. 12, 1926, in Windom, Minn., the second of seven children born to Martin L. and Lucille Larimier Skiles. He attended Pine Grove School near Willow Springs, Mo., and at Devon, Kan. In 1940, he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and was stationed at Grand Junction where he helped build roads to Grand Mesa and Colorado National Monument...
Beryl Alene Alexander (04/23/11)
Beryl Alene Alexander, 96, Nevada, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2011, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, following a brief illness. She was born Sept. 2, 1914, in Metz, Mo., to Frank Everett Brown and Lanora Belle Rider Brown. She was married Feb. 24, 1934, in Metz, Mo., to John Carson Alexander and he preceded her in death Feb. 13, 1995...
Kathryn I. (Rose) Tanner (04/21/11)
Kathryn I. (Rose) Tanner, 82, of Gas, Kan., died Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at the Kansas City Hospice House. Kathryn was born April 27, 1928, at Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Andrew J. and Veneta M. (Anderson) Rose. She grew up at Fort Scott. On June 22, 1945, Kathryn married Lloyd M. Tanner and they moved to Iola on Aug. 5, 1955. He preceded her in death in September of 1966...
Dorothy Turner Evans (04/21/11)
Dorothy Turner Evans, age 90, resident of Chanute, Kan., died Monday evening, April 18, 2011, at her home. She was born March 12, 1921, in Parsons, Kan., the daughter of James E. and Ruby Wiggans Smith. She married Willard M. Turner on Dec. 24, 1939, in Fort Scott, Kan. To this union were born three children; Jerry W. Turner, in 1941, James H. Turner, in 1944, and Judith C. Turner Funk in 1951...
Dorothy Turner Evans (04/20/11)
Dorothy Turner Evans, age 90, resident of Chanute, Kan., died Monday evening, April 18, 2011, at her home. Funeral arrangements for Dorothy Evans will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
Leonard George Cowlishaw (04/20/11)
Leonard George Cowlishaw, age 87, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Tuesday morning, April 19, 2011, at his home. He was born December 16, 1923, in Nevada, Mo., the son of Leonard and Margaret Baldwin Cowlishaw. He married Jeanette Allene Sandifer on April 6, 1950, in Eureka Springs, Ark. She preceded him in death on Dec. 8, 1994...
George Dudley Connolly (04/20/11)
George Dudley Connolly, age 93, resident of Fort Scott, died Monday, April 18, 2011, at Medicalodges of Fort Scott. He was born February 13, 1918, at Fort Scott, Kan., the son of James B. Connolly and Emma Welch Connolly. George married Mary Ruth Morehead on June 22, 1946, at the Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Fort Scott. She preceded him in death on Sept. 1, 2005...
Joan Lee Stark (04/19/11)
Joan Lee Stark, 77, of Pleasanton, Kan., died Sunday, April 17, 2011, at her home. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 21, 2011, at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Pleasanton. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Lung Association or American Heart Association...
Walter Eugene Johnston (04/19/11)
Walter Eugene Johnston, 80 years old, a Grove, Okla., resident, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2011, following an extended illness. Walter was born on July 16, 1930, in Marion County, Kansas to Clark and Martha (Schlotthauer) Johnston. Walter married Anna Marie May on Oct. ...
Rev. Deane Douglas Endicott (04/16/11)
Rev. Deane Douglas Endicott, 82, resident of Fort Scott, died Thursday, April 14, 2011, at the Olathe Medical Center, Olathe, Kan. He was born Nov. 22, 1928, in Bly, Mo., the son of Thurlo Washington and Launa Effie Rogers Endicott. He graduated from Labette County High School. He married Wilma Deane Richardson on June 24, 1949, in the Altamont, Kan., Baptist Church...
Anna Veda (Dziadula) Rourk (04/15/11)
Anna Veda (Dziadula) Rourk, age 92, of 2401 S. Horton, a resident of Presbyterian Village, Fort Scott, Kan., died April 13, 2011, at her home. She enjoyed being cared for by family members, including a very special nephew, Gary Dziadula and his wife Erma of Girard, Kan., and the loving staff of both the Fort Scott Presbyterian Village and the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice. ...
Linus Clark "Jeff" Keal (04/14/11)
Linus Clark "Jeff" Keal, age 87, a former resident of Fort Scott, Kan., and more recently of Overland Park, Kan., died Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Edwardsville, Kan. He was born Nov. 6, 1923, at Fort Scott, the son of Charles Keal and Maude Lockridge Keal. ...
Peggy June Feris (04/14/11)
Peggy June Feris, 63, of Pleasanton, Kan., died Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at Willow Lane Nursing Home, Butler, Mo. As per her wishes, Peggy was cremated. A memorial gathering will be held from 3-5 p.m., Saturday, April 16 at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Pleasanton, Kan. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society...
Ann Edwards (04/13/11)
Ann Edwards, 67, of Pleasanton, Kan., died Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at her home. As per her wishes, Ann was cremated. There will be no formal services. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.coffelschneider.com Arrangements: Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home, Pleasanton, Kan...
Florence V. (Colvin) Thibault (04/13/11)
Florence V. (Colvin) Thibault, 73, passed away in her sleep on Thursday, March 31, 2011. She was born on Feb. 21, 1938 in Devon, Kan., to Glen and Dorothy Colvin. She graduated high school in Uniontown, Kan., in 1955 and attended airline school in 1957. ...
Wanda L. Williams (04/13/11)
Memorial services for Wanda L. Williams, 82, of Junction City will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, April 14, 2011 at the First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Matthew Glasgow officiating. No visitation is planned. Cremation is taking place with the assistance of Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel. ...
Mildred Elizabeth Allen (04/13/11)
Mildred Elizabeth Allen, age 97, a resident of Bronson, Kan., died Monday, April 11, 2011, at the Moran Manor Nursing Home in Moran, Kan. She was born December 1, 1913, in Birch Tree, Mo., the daughter of John Robert Baugh and Emma Alice Morrell Baugh. ...
Homer L. Grimes (04/12/11)
Homer L. Grimes, 78, of Climax Springs, Mo., passed away on Sunday, April 10, at 10 a.m. after a long two-and -a-half-year battle with cancer. Homer was born May 20, 1932, in Alton, Kan., a son of Carl and Anita (Perfect) Grimes. He married Barbara M. (DeLange) Grimes on June 18, 1961 in Girard...
Ronald Gene Holder (04/12/11)
Ronald Gene Holder, age 60, a resident of rural Redfield, went to meet his Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 10, 2011. He was born Jan. 15, 1951, in Grand Island, Neb. As a youth growing up in Kearney, Neb., Ron was mentored through the Boy Scouts of America and achieved his Eagle Scout badge the same day he graduated from Kearney Senior High School. ...
Mildred Elizabeth Allen (04/12/11)
Mildred Elizabeth Allen, age 97, a resident of Bronson, Kan., died Monday, April 11, 2011, at the Moran Manor Nursing Home in Moran, Kan. Funeral services will be announced by the Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel, Bronson, Kan.
Dorothy Lorene Klopfenstein (04/09/11)
Dorothy Lorene Klopfenstein, 94, of Mound City, Kan., died Friday, April 8, 2011, at The Residencies at Pleasanton, Kan. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 12, at the Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home, Mound City, Kan. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, April 11, at the Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home. ...
Margaret Ruth Shields Snow (04/09/11)
Margaret Ruth Shields Snow, 88, Lamar, Mo., passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at 6:05 a.m., at the Barton County Memorial Hospital in Lamar. Margaret was born March 17, 1923, in Center, Mo., to Roy Clifford and Daisy Madge (Stuller) Shulse. She was a Center High School graduate. She played basketball and was extremely proud of her team...
Wanda Lucille Wright (04/09/11)
Wanda Lucille Wright, 89, Bronaugh, Mo., passed away on Friday, April 8, 2011, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, Mo., following an illness of several weeks. She was born Dec. 10, 1921, in Bronaugh, to Lewis Henry Smith and Lucy Mae Hawkins Smith. She married Robert S. Wright on Sept. 2, 1944, in Fort Scott, Kan., and he preceded her in death on April 21, 1971...
Rudolph "Rudy" Werholtz (04/08/11)
Rudolph "Rudy" Werholtz, 96, formerly of Emporia and Shawnee, Kan., died at 7:17 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, 2011, in his home at the Brandon Woods Retirement Community in Lawrence, Kan. He was born Sept. 26, 1914 in Columbus, Kan., a son of Frank and Elizabeth (Volker) Werholtz...
Dianna (Lee) Deere (04/07/11)
Dianna (Lee) Deere, age 52, a resident of Baldwin City, Kan., died April 5, 2011, at her home. She was born March 8, 1959, in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Frank and Virginia (Sheehy) Lee. She graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1977. She married Michael Deere on December 28, 1982, in Miami, Okla...
John Anthony Kasper (04/07/11)
Services for John Anthony Kasper, formerly of Fort Scott, were held at Vancil-Murphy Funeral Home in Springfield, Ill., on Saturday, March 26, 2011. John was born in Riverton, Ill., on July 5, 1934, to Theresa and Thomas Kasper Sr. and passed away on March 18, 2011, in Mabank, Texas, after a brave battle with cancer...
Jackie Laverne Moore (04/05/11)
Jackie Laverne Moore, age 76, resident of Augusta, Kan., died Friday, April 1, 2011, at his home. He was born Sept. 29, 1934, in Vernon County, Mo., the son of Timothy Moore and Gertrude Allen Moore. He married Dorothy Denton on May 3, 1953. Jackie spent 10 years in the United States Air Force from October 1951 to October 1961. ...
Mary W. Stewart (04/05/11)
Mary W. Stewart, age 89, a resident of Bronson, Kansas, died Monday, April 4, 2011, at Moran Manor in Moran, Kan. Funeral services for Mary Stewart will be announced by the Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel, Bronson, Kan.
Robert J. "Bob" Ingram (04/05/11)
Robert J. "Bob" Ingram, age 73, resident of Bronson, Kan., died Sunday, April 3, 2011, at Via Christi Hospital in Wichita, Kansas. Funeral arrangements for Robert Ingram will be announced by Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel.
Margaret W. Singmaster-Alvarez (04/05/11)
Precious mother, Margaret W. Singmaster-Alvarez, of West Valley City, Utah, passed away on March 30, 2011. She was born April 23, 1923, in Mulberry, Kan. The last of nine children of Anna Mae Northington Lewis and William Wallace Lewis, she will be remembered for her willingness to help others in need. Mom bought clothes and shoes for those who needed them especially children. We will miss her wonderful pies. Each time she went to a doctor's appointment, she took a fresh pie...
Alice Marie Lyons Good (04/05/11)
Alice Marie Lyons Good died March 20, 2011 at her home in New Orleans, La., with her family present. She was born on April 1, 1934 in Bourbon County, Kan. She was preceded by: her husband, Thomas Jackson Good; her son Thomas Jackson Good Jr.; her parents Lucy Christine Leitch Lyons and Luther Byron Lyons; two brothers Thomas Byron Lyons and Donald Wesley Lyons; and three sisters Jane Louise Meeks, Bertha Elizabeth McGrew and Ruth Suzanne Mahler...
Christopher Allen Culp (04/02/11)
Christopher Allen Culp, 86, of Fort Scott, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at the Guest Home Estates in Fort Scott. He was born Jan. 8, 1925, in Fort Scott, the son of Christopher Allen and Edith Cora (Moore) Culp. Survivors include his 12 children, Martin A. ...
James Edward Ritchie (04/02/11)
James Edward Ritchie, born July 16, 1930, in Rich Hill, Mo., died April 11, 2011, in his home at age 80. He is survived by his wife, Karol; two children, Karen (Ritchie) Ritter and Mark Ritchie; his daughter-in-law, Leah Hardy; and his three grandchildren, Kathryn and Emily Ritter and Ky Hardy-Ritchie...