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Obituaries from May 2011

Lewis James Allen (05/28/11)
Lewis James Allen, 78, of Fort Scott, Kan., died Friday morning, May 27, 2011, at the Medicalodge of Fort Scott. Services will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 1, at the First Christian Church, Fort Scott, Kan., with burial following at the Crawford County Garden of Memories Cemetery...
Melissa Anne Allman (05/28/11)
Melissa Anne Allman, 29, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2011, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 26, 1981, in Independence, Mo., to Carroll Richard Higgins and Sharon Lea King Higgins. She married Jason Wayne Allman on Nov. 8, 2001, in Alaska...
Beverly Earlene (Pettibon) Davis (05/28/11)
Beverly Earlene (Pettibon) Davis, 74, Richards, Mo., passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2011, at Freeman Health System West, Joplin, Mo., following a lengthy illness. She was born Feb. 22, 1937, in Deerfield, Mo., to Norman L. Pettibon and Lucille Anna Pilcher Pettibon...
JACK DAVID HAM SR. (05/24/11)
Jack David Ham, Sr., age 82, former resident of Fort Scott, died Thursday, May 19, 2011, in Fort Townsend, Wash. Funeral arrangements for Jack Ham will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main.
DANIEL LEE KILGORE (05/24/11)
Daniel Lee Kilgore, 42, of Pleasanton, Kan., died Sunday, May 23, 2011, at North Point Skilled Nursing Center, Paola, Kan. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, May 26, at the Harmony Grove Cemetery, Dennis, Kan. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Pleasanton...
JAMES CLAY "J.C." ENLOE (05/24/11)
James Clay "J.C." Enloe, age 23, died Saturday, May 21, 2011. He was born June 9, 1987, at Fort Scott, Kan., the son of John Lee Enloe and Lisa Ann Davidson Enloe. He graduated from Jayhawk Linn High School. J.C. did carpentry work and had been employed by Mid-Continental Restoration. In addition to spending time with his daughter, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, swimming, listening to music and playing horse shoes...
LINDA E. LALLY (05/24/11)
Funeral services for Linda E. Lally of Dubois, Wyo., are at noon on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at Our Lady of the Woods Catholic Church in Dubois. Linda's cremated remains will be buried at the Dubois Cemetery immediately following the church services. There will be a reception in Dubois. The time and place are still to be determined...
Adia Grace Dill (05/21/11)
Adia Grace Dill, 103, of Fort Scott, Kan., died Wednesday evening, May 18, 2011, at the Medicalodge Nursing Home. She was born April 16, 1908, in Walla Walla, Wash., the daughter of Jesse and Frances Lula Bowen Gardner. She married Neal Lakin on Aug. 4, 1928, in Fort Scott, Kan., and he preceded her in death on May 15, 1977. She married Thea A. "Ted" Dill on April 15, 1978, in Fort Scott, Kan., and he preceded her in death on Jan. 11, 2005...
ADIA GRACE DILL (05/20/11)
Adia Grace Dill, 103 of Fort Scott, died Wednesday evening, May 18, 2011, at the Medicalodges Nursing Home. Funeral arrangements for Adia Dill are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
SHERRY LOUISE (PHILLIPS) YOKE (05/20/11)
Sherry Louise (Phillips) Yoke went home to be with Jesus on May 11, 2011, in Dallas following a nine-year battle with leukemia. Sherry was born on April 13, 1946, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Jack and Virginia Phillips. She married Thomas Yoke on Nov. 15, 1963. Sherry lived in Plano for 35 years and retired from Plano Senior High School in 2010 where she worked as a registrar. She attended Chase Oaks Church in Plano...
BILLY H. PETERSON (05/19/11)
Billy H. Peterson, 67, of Paola, Kan., died May 16, 2011, with his family by his side. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2011, at the First Baptist Church, 20 E. Wea St., Paola. Burial to follow in the Antioch Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Penwell -- Gabel Paola Chapel...
PETER BURNETT KELLY (05/19/11)
Peter Burnett Kelly, 89, former resident of Girard, Kan., died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at the Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Frontenac, Kan. He was born March 28, 1922, in Pittsburg, Kan., the son of Peter Kelly and Gladys Burnett Kelly. He owned and operated with his brother, Kelly Brothers Used Cars in Girard...
LELA GENE HINKLE (05/18/11)
Lela Gene Hinkle, 88, of Fort Scott, Kan., died Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott. Per Lela's wishes, she was cremated and a family private service will be held at a later date. The family suggests contributions to the charity of one's choice in c/o Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box J, Mound City, Kan., 66056. Online condolences may be left at www.coffelschneider.com...
KEVIN PATRICK GALVIN (05/18/11)
Kevin Patrick Galvin, 53, resident of 1019 S. National, Fort Scott, died on his 53rd birthday, Monday, May 9, 2011, at the Kansas City Hospice House, Kansas City, Mo. Kevin was born May 9, 1958, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Robert Eugene and Dorothy Elizabeth Tracy Galvin. He graduated from the Fort Scott High School in 1976...
ADA E. BAILEY (05/18/11)
Ada E. Bailey, 94, of Win-field, Kan., passed away Saturday morning, May 14, 2011, at Cumbernauld Village in Winfield. Born on Jan. 4, 1917, in Deerfield, Mo., she was the daughter of Clarence Roy and Olive (Schoonover) Beaman. She was raised and received her education in Moline and Sedan, Kan. She graduated from Sedan High School in 1934...
LARRY JOSEPH SMITH (05/17/11)
Larry Joseph Smith, 69, former resident of Fort Scott, died Monday, May 9, 2011, at St. John's Hospital in Tulsa, Okla. He was born July 8, 1941, in Fort Scott, the son of Kenneth and Maxine Drake Smith. Larry was a 1959 graduate of Fort Scott High School where he excelled in Tiger football. ...
LEE ELLEN ALEXANDER (05/17/11)
Lee Ellen Alexander, 77, a former resident of Fort Scott, Kan., and more recently of Lansing, Kan., died Friday, May 13, 2011, at her home in Lansing. She was born March 18, 1934, in Bolivar, Mo., the daughter of Fred C. Bagby and Audrey Ellen Farmer Bagby. ...
RALPH LEON STITES (05/17/11)
Ralph Leon Stites, age 77, Mound City, Kan., died Saturday, May 14, 2011, at the Olathe Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, at the Wall Street Christian Church. Burial will be in the Sunny Slope Cemetery, Blue Mound, Kan. No formal visitation...
Elden H. Corban (05/14/11)
Elden H. Corban, 75, of Nixa, Mo., formerly of Butler, Mo., died on May 10, 2011, at his home. The family will receive friends Friday, 7-8 p.m., at the Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill, Mo., with cremation following. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association in care of the Heuser Funeral Home, Box 42, Rich Hill, MO 64779...
Lee Ellen Alexander (05/14/11)
Lee Ellen Alexander, 77, a former resident of Fort Scott, Kan., and more recently of Lansing, Kan., died Friday, May 13, 2011, at her home in Lansing. Services for Lee Alexander will be announced by the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kan...
Catherine Lynne Rogers Hirst Tuttle (05/14/11)
Catherine (Cathy) L. Tuttle, 53, Independence, Mo., died Friday, April 29, 2011, at the Kansas City Hospice House after a long battle with cancer. Cathy was born on June 5, 1957, to Carl L. and Ginger Hickman Rogers. Inurnment and remembrance will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, June 5, at Sheldon Cemetery, Sheldon, Mo...
Donovan Carrol Ball (05/14/11)
Donovan Carrol Ball, 76, of Kansas City, Kan., died Thursday, May 12, 2011, at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Merriam, Kan. He was born on Sept. 26, 1934, near Centerville, Kan., the son of Forrest Donovan and Cecile Louise Knight Ball. He attended school at Keokuk and Centerville. He graduated from Parker Rural High School in 1952...
LARRY JOSEPH SMITH (05/11/11)
Larry Joseph Smith, 69, former resident of Fort Scott, died Monday, May 9, 2011, at St. John's Hospital in Tulsa, Okla. He was born July 8, 1941, in Fort Scott, the son of Kenneth and Maxine Drake Smith. Larry was a 1959 graduate of Fort Scott High School where he excelled in Tiger football...
ELNORA M. HARRIS (05/13/11)
Elnora M. Harris, 72, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at the Fort Scott Medicalodges. She was born Aug. 2, 1938, in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Zeb Harris and Dorothy Vann Harris. Elnora had worked at Fort Scott Manor as an aide for 25 years...
IDA MAE KROENKE (05/13/11)
Ida Mae Kroenke, 85, of Walnut, Kan., died at 2:47 a.m., Thursday, May 12, 2011, in the Girard Medical Center. She was a resident of Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul since January of 2011. She was born March 17, 1926, at Chanute, a daughter of Chester and Edna (Barton) Howell. She graduated from Hepler High School...
PETER BURNETT KELLY (05/12/11)
Peter Burnett Kelly, 89, former resident of Girard, Kan., died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at the Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Frontenac, Kan. Arrangements for Peter Kelly will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
ELNORA M. HARRIS (05/12/11)
Elnora M. Harris, 72, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at the Fort Scott Medicalodges. Funeral services for Elnora Harris will be announced by the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
EDNA LOUISE BOYSEN (05/12/11)
Edna Louise Boysen, 92, a resident of Fort Scott, died Monday, May 11, 2011, at the Fort Scott Medicalodges. Funeral services and burial will be held in LeMars, Iowa. Local services are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott...
MARVIN LEROY HALL (05/11/11)
Marvin L. Hall, 84, resident of Redfield, Kan., passed away Monday, May 9, 2011, at Mercy Health Center, Fort Scott. Marvin was born April 27, 1927, in Devon, Kan., the son of Chase and Dottie Calvin Hall. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Korean War...
LARRY JOSEPH SMITH (05/10/11)
Larry Joseph Smith, 69, former resident of Fort Scott, died Monday, May 9, 2011, at St. John's Hospital in Tulsa, Okla. Funeral arrangements for Larry Smith will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
MARVIN LEROY HALL (05/10/11)
Marvin Leroy Hall, 84, resident of Redfield, Kan., died Monday, May 9, 2011, at the Mercy Health Center, Fort Scott. Services will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
KEVIN PATRICK GALVIN (05/10/11)
Kevin Patrick Galvin, 53, a resident of 1019 S. National, Fort Scott, died Monday, May 9, 2011, at the Kansas City Hospice House, Kansas City, Mo. Service arrangements will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
JOSEPH C. "JOE" KARLESKINT (05/10/11)
Joseph C. "Joe" Karleskint, 82, of Parsons, Kan., died at 12:22 p.m., Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Labette Health. He was born Dec. 6, 1928, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Joseph and Mary Lily (Hickman) Karleskint. He grew up and attended school in Fort Scott where he was a graduate of Fort Scott High School and attended Fort Scott Community College...
GLENN DENNIS WOODWARD (05/10/11)
Glenn Dennis Woodward, age 67, a former resident of Bronson and more recently of Topeka, Kan., died Saturday, May 7, 2011, at the Countryside Health Care Center in Topeka. He was born Feb. 14, 1944, in Newton, Kan., the son of Benjamin Franklin Woodward and Susie Koehn Woodward...
SANDRA LEE "SANDY" KEY (05/10/11)
Sandra Lee "Sandy" Key, 66, of Hume, Mo., died Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Mercy Health Center, Fort Scott. She was born July 30, 1944, in Boicourt, Kan., the daughter of Lloyd and Evelyn Shonk Graham. She was a graduate of Pleasanton High School. She married Randall Key on Aug. 10, 1984, at the Hume Christian Church...
Nelson Kircher (05/07/11)
Nelson Kircher, 73, Independence, Mo., passed away April 24, 2011, at Centerpoint Medical Center. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 13, 2011, at Antioch Cemetery in Nevada, Mo. Nelson was born, April 24, 1938, and was a lifelong resident of the Independence area, and was a 1956 graduate of William Chrisman High School. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lea J. Kircher, and his parents Aubrey N. and Viola (Potter) Kircher...
Newell Wilson Franks (05/07/11)
Newell Wilson Franks, 94, passed away May 5, 2011. Newell was born Dec. 14, 1916, in Moundville, Mo., to Christie C. and Edith N. (Park) Franks. He was a mechanic and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his wives, Lula Dee Franks and Arlene Naomi Franks; and son, Earl...
Sandra Lee "Sandy" Key (05/07/11)
Sandra Lee "Sandy" Key, 66, of Hume, Mo., died Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Mercy Health Center, Fort Scott, Kan. She was born July 30, 1944, in Boicourt, Kan., the daughter of Lloyd and Evelyn Shonk Graham. She was a graduate of Pleasanton High School. She married Randall Key on Aug. 10, 1984, at the Hume Christian Church...
ELLWOOD GARRELL "ABE" STAMBAUGH (05/06/11)
Ellwood Garrell "Abe" Stambaugh, age 92, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Medicalodges of Fort Scott. He was born July 21, 1918, in Prescott, Kan., the son of Bertram C. and Bessie Smith Stambaugh. He graduated from Prescott High School. ...
FREDDIE JOE"FRITZ" THOMPSON (05/04/11)
Freddie Joe (Fritz) Thompson, age 80, resident of Kansas City, Mo., died Monday, May 2, 2011, at his home. He was born May 24, 1930, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of William Miles Thompson and Eva Ruth Shannon Thompson. He married Mary Louise Herrill on July 14, 1950, in Bentonville, Ark. ...
HENRY ARTHUR WILSON (05/03/11)
Henry Arthur Wilson, 66, of Mapleton, Kan., passed away Friday morning at the Mercy Health Center. He was born Jan. 29, 1945, in Willimantic, Conn., the son of Clarence Ernest and Eva Belle (Strickland) Wilson. He married Lillian Marlene Bartlett Oct. ...
Opal Irene McKee (05/03/11)
Opal Irene McKee, 95, of Fort Scott, died Saturday morning, April 30, 2011, at the Guest Home Estates in Fort Scott. She was born Jan. 15, 1916, in Jackson County, W.Va., the daughter of Herman Carl and Mamie (Franklin) Alexander. She married Herschel Richard McKee in May of 1933 in West Virginia. He preceded her in death Dec. 8, 1983...