Obituaries from November 2011
CHARLES E. CRIM
Charles E. Crim, 79, of Lebanon, Tenn., died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. Mr. Crim was born Oct. 21, 1932, in Fort Scott, Kan., and settled in Lebanon, Tenn. He served as a C-119 and C-47 pilot for the U.S. Air Force and piloted 727, 737, and DC-9 aircraft for U.S. Airlines for 26 years...
RAY WAYNE BOYD
Ray Wayne Boyd, was born on March 31, 1935, and passed away on Nov. 28, 2011. He was born in Fort Scott, Kan., to William Ray Boyd and Mary Josephine Sutterby. Wayne married Dorothy Lou Boyd on Feb. 8, 1966. Wayne was a construction worker in the Oklahoma City area...
DARYL DEAN JONES
Daryl Dean Jones, 75, Mound City, Kan., died Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at the Allen County Hospital in Iola, Kan. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the Schneider Funeral Home, Mound City Chapel. Burial will follow in the Colbert Cemetery...
RUTH IRENE MASSEY
Ruth Irene Massey, 87, of LaCygne, Kan., died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott, Kan. Graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the Oak Lawn Cemetery in LaCygne. Friends and family may gather at noon until departure for the cemetery at the Schneider Funeral Home, LaCygne Chapel. Online condolences for the family can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements by Schneider Funeral Home, LaCygne Chapel...
JAMES DANIEL KNIGHT
James Daniel Knight, 90, a resident of Fort Scott, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at his home. He was born Nov. 21, 1921, in Coyle, Okla., the son of George Henry Knight and Maude Elizabeth Blake Knight. James married Lily E. Heywood on Aug. 6, 1975, in Miami, Okla. ...
ADELENE EDNA BURCH
Adelene Edna Burch, 90, a resident of Redfield, Kan., died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at the Fort Scott Manor in Fort Scott, Kan. She was born March 24, 1921, in Girard, Kan., the daughter of Harry Sandwith and Margaret Davidson Sandwith. She first married Clarence "Don" Rall. He preceded her in death. She later married Gordon Warner, and he, too, preceded her in death. She then married John A. Burch on Sept. 9, 1989, and he died on Aug. 13, 1995...
Ellis Fredrick Stoughton
Ellis Fredrick Stoughton, 91, resident of Mapleton, Kan., left us on Nov. 24, 2011. He was born July 2, 1920, in Mapleton, the son of Fredrick Stoughton and Mary Josephine Faulhaber. He married Mary Elizabeth Blair. Most of his life was spent farming. ...
Doris Ruth Sprecher
Doris Ruth Sprecher, 96, formerly of Fort Scott, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, in Wichita, Kan. She was born March 11, 1915, in Junction City, Kan., the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Gertrude Pearce Werner. She married Eldred Sprecher Aug. 31, 1940, in Hillsboro, Kan., he preceded her in death on July, 17, 1994...
David Lynn (Pappy) Heard Sr.
David Lynn (Pappy) Heard Sr., loving and caring husband, father and grandfather, age 75, of Bealeton, Va., passed away Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at his residence. He was born Feb. 29, 1936, in Tyler, Texas, son of the late Gilbert and Marion (Mendenhall) Heard. He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Marine Corps for 16 years and fire chief of the Lake Jackson Volunteer Fire Department. David was a life member of DAV, life member of VFW and a member of American Legion Post 10...
Marie Catherine Mosher
Marie Catherine Mosher, 95, Nevada, passed away following an illness of several months Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Christian Health Care in Nevada. She was born Nov. 12, 1916, in Schell City, Mo., to Arthur Allen Hillier and Clara Elizabeth Fastabend. Marie was married March 20, 1938, in Schell City, Mo., to Roy F. Mosher and he preceded her in death in 1989...
Darryl Potter, 72, of Yauger Road, Mount Vernon, and formerly of Butler, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at the Emeritus at HillenVale. He was born on March 25, 1939, in Lynwood, Calif., to the late Emmett and Lillie Pearl (Robison) Potter. Darryl was employed at Trans Con in Columbus, Ohio, from which he retired and he also served in the Army National Guard...
Jean Ruth Gicante
Jean Ruth Gicante, 78, Schell City, Mo., passed away Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born April 29, 1933, in Sandstone, Mo., to Lester and Jeanette Pike. She was married March 6, 1976, in Nevada, to Harry P. Gicante Sr. and he survives of the home...
ALBERT D. "BOB" BABCOCK
Albert D. "Bob" Babcock, 86, former resident of 415 Burke, Fort Scott, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Fort Scott Manor Nursing Home. He was born Oct. 9, 1925, in Fort Scott, the son of Albert Menges and Jennie Cooper Menges. He was adopted at the age of 5 and raised by Matt and Susie Babcock...
KASE WILLIAM KIRK
Kase William Kirk, of rural Fort Scott, Kan., was stillborn at 7:58 p.m., Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at the Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg. Kase is survived by his parents, Nathan and Sarah Kirk of Fort Scott; two brothers, Riley Peak and Shaw Kirk; two sisters, Madison Beavers and Charli Jo Beavers, all of the home. Additional survivors include his grandparents Jo Peak of Girard, Kan., and Darrell and Jennifer Kirk of Leach, Okla.; several aunts, uncles and cousins...
ROBERT W. JACKSON
Robert W. Jackson, 72, a former resident of Fort Scott and more recently of Riverside, Calif., died Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at his home in Riverside. Services will be held in California.
MERLE RAY WEBSTER
Merle Ray Webster, 85, resident of Orange Park, Fla., died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at the Kindred Hospital in Green Cove Springs, Fla. He was born June 2, 1926, in Metz, Mo., the son of Burley Webster and Vonda Ann Murphy Webster. He married Lenora Wright. She preceded him in death...
ROY ARTHUR PURVIS
Roy Arthur Purvis, 64, Mound City, Kan., died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday Nov. 22, at the Mound City First Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Richland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Schneider Funeral Home, Mound City Chapel...
ROSLYN RAPPAPORT LITWIN
Roslyn Rappaport Litwin, formerly of Fort Scott, died Nov. 20, 2011, at the age of 89 in St. Louis, Mo. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Jan. 7, 1922, and married her beloved husband, Fred, on May 28, 1944. She was the dear mother of Anne Litwin (Mike Willard), Debbie (Jim) Exum, Jane (Ed) Lyss, the late Rick Litwin and the grandmother of Sam, Jack, Alex Lyss and Rebecca (Shmuel) Lieberman...
ELIZABETH NADINE ROBISON
Elizabeth Nadine Robison, 85, resident of Fort Scott, passed away on Nov. 18 at home. Beth was born on July 6, 1926, in Metz, Mo., to Ollie D. Robinson and Nora Irene Harris Robinson. She attended country schools and after high school graduation moved to Fort Scott to enter Mercy School of Nursing through the Cadet Nurse Program, which was sponsored by the U.S. ...
LOLA LOIS McQUEEN
Lola Lois McQueen, 93, of Pleasanton, Kan., died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at the Olathe Medical Center at Olathe, Kan. She was born on April 13, 1918, at Pittsburg, Kan., the daughter of Jesse and Naomi Folsom Mitchell. She married Oliver McQueen on Nov. 24, 1934, at Kansas City, Kan. He preceded her in death on March 5, 1987...
Elizabeth N. Robison
Elizabeth N. Robison, 85, Fort Scott, died Nov. 18, 2011, at her home. Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Details will be announced later.
Betty Mae "King" Gilkey
Betty Mae "King" Gilkey, 82, of Rich Hill, Mo., died on Nov. 16, 2011, at Christian Health Care, Nevada, Mo. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Nov. 21, at the Heuser Funeral Home with burial in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Rich Hill. The family will receive friends Saturday, from 6-7 p.m., at the Heuser Funeral Home...
Annita DeRidder, 98, former resident of Fort Scott, more recently of Claremore, Okla., died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at the Claremore, Okla., Regional Hospital. She was born Feb. 14, 1913, in Fosato DiVico, Italy, the daughter of Rinaldo Piccini and Emilia Giacometti Piccini. ...
Lanie Ann Watkins
Lanie Ann Watkins, 2, of El Dorado Springs, Mo., received her miracle as she won her battle with cancer and went be with her heavenly father on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011. Lanie was born on March 12, 2009, in Nevada, Mo. She is the daughter of Brandon and Tessie Watkins. Lanie enjoyed feeding the cows, playing with her cousins, and riding in her John Deere wagon...
ISAAC CLAYTON GIDDENS
Isaac Clayton Giddens was born Aug. 10, 1926, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Jesse Randolph Giddens and Gladys Elizabeth (Manion) Giddens. He attended school in Fort Scott and worked on the section for the Frisco Railroad. He joined the United States Marine Corps in August of 1944 and served in the South Pacific for 18 months. ...
KENNETH HAROLD "KENNY" KOESTER
Kenneth Harold "Kenny" Koester, 56, of Fort Scott, Kan., died Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo. He was born Feb. 2, 1955, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Harold Dean and Ruth Ella (Hoover) Koester. Kenny worked for Tri-Valley Developmental Services as a behavior support specialist and attended Trinity Lutheran Church...
Kenneth Koester, 56, of Fort Scott, died at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
ROBERT LEE GODARD
Robert Lee Godard, 79, of Pleasanton, Kan., died Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 at Kansas City Hospice House. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Schneider Funeral Home Chapel, Pleasanton, Kan. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until service time at the chapel...
RUTH BROOKER HARRISON
Ruth Harrison (nee Brooker) died peacefully on Nov. 13, 2011. She was the beloved and cherished wife of the late Bill Harrison, who passed away in 1982, and wonderful mother and best friend of Sue Harrison (Steve Ostrander), devoted grandmother of Amy Dalton (Erik Larson, fiancée) and Bill Dalton (Julie). She was the proud great-grandmother (Grandma Ruth) to Caleb and Maddie and Bill and Julie's unborn baby, and to Emma and Demi Larson...
WILLIAM HOWARD "BILL" INMAN
William Howard "Bill" Inman, 85, a resident of rural Walnut, Kan., died Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott, Kan. He was born May 3, 1926, on the family farm near Hepler, Kan., the son of Homer Monroe Inman and Elora G. Hays Inman. His father passed away when Bill was 9 years of age. Following his father's death, Bill worked hard on the family farm and continued as a farmer and stockman his entire life...
KATHERINE R. STUART HAVILAND
Katherine R. Stuart Haviland, 73, resident of rural Fort Scott, Kan., died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at Medicalodges of Fort Scott. She was born Sept. 13, 1938, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of George DiiBon and Margaret Guillaume DiiBon. She married Verlin Stuart on July 1, 1960, and they were later divorced. She then married Fred Haviland on Feb. 14, 1988, in Erie, Kan...
LORETTA MAE COLLINS
Loretta Mae Collins, 89, a resident of Medicalodges of Fort Scott, Kan., died early Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at the Mercy Health Center. She was born Dec. 4, 1921, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of John Duggan and Anna Rafter Duggan. She married Merrill Leonard Collins on Aug. 8, 1942, in Hattiesburg, Miss. He preceded her in death on Jan. 18, 2001...
ERMA A. BOWEN
Erma A. Bowen, 92, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in Bella Vista, Ark. She was born May 4, 1919, in Bronaugh, Mo. Her husband, Donald Bowen, parents, Chester and Pearl Funk, two brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Erma is survived by three daughters, four grandchildren, two step-granddaughters, seven great-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren and four great-great- grandchildren...
WILLIAM HOWARD INMAN
William Howard Inman, 85, resident of Walnut, Kan., died Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at Mercy Health Center. Funeral arrangements for William will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main.
JAMES EDWARD FUSSELL
James Edward Fussell, 66, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, at the Mercy Health Center emergency room. There was cremation, and private burial will take place at a later date. Services are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com...
William Albert Wardin
William Albert Wardin, 62, Arma, Kan., formerly of Nevada, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at his residence in Arma. He was born Aug. 7, 1949, in Nevada, to Hudson Wilhite Wardin and Neva Thetus Watson Wardin. Bill was raised in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School in 1967. ...
Evelyn Faye Niemeir Marr
Evelyn Faye Niemeir Marr, 95, a former resident of Fort Scott, Kan., and more recently of Fort Worth, Texas, went to be with the Lord, Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, in Fort Worth, Texas. She was born Jan. 13, 1916, in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Charles Fredrick Niemeir and Pearl Calvin Niemeir. Evelyn grew up on a farm, enjoying fun times with her four brothers and five sisters...
Ronald Ray Simmons
Ronald Ray Simmons, 73, died Nov. 9, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., following a heart attack. He was born June 17, 1938, in Fort Scott, Kan., the youngest of five children born to Earl and Hazel (Killion) Simmons. Ron attended Fort Scott schools his entire life, graduating from Fort Scott High School in 1956. ...
Loretta Mae Collins
Loretta Mae Collins, 89, a resident of Medicalodge of Fort Scott, died early Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at the Mercy Health Center. Funeral services for Loretta Collins will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott. Service time will be posted on the funeral home's Web site, cheneywitt.com, by Saturday evening...
EMMA LOU THOMPSON
Emma Lou Thompson, 83, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. She was born Oct. 19, 1928.
Her ashes were interred in the National Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Thompson.
Ronald Simmons, 73, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Community Christian Church. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Sharing Bucket...
BERNICE IRENE SCHLICHTING
Bernice Irene Schlichting, 104, of Yates Center, Kan., passed away Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at Yates Center Health and Rehabilitation Center, Yates Center. She was born July 18, 1907, in Berlin, Kan., the daughter of William Phillip and Carrie Bell (Stewart) Bowers...
JACK RAY LOVELADY
Jack Ray Lovelady, 81, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Sunday evening, Nov. 6, 2011, at Mercy Health Center, Fort Scott. He was born March 21, 1930, in Columbus, Kan., the son of William and Nora Jane Cox Lovelady. He married Caroldene Lorene Albert on Feb. 15, 1955, in Miami, Okla. She preceded him in death on Nov. 3, 2005...
NAOMI LUCILLE CUSTER MAZE
Naomi Lucille Custer Maze, daughter of George Lebbeus Custer and Glenn Dora Miller Custer, was born Sept. 6, 1916, at Grainola, Okla. She peacefully departed this life on Nov. 5, 2011, while at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott, Kan., at the age of 95 years. For the past 66 years, Naomi has resided on the family farm located in the Iantha community in Barton County, Mo...
VIRGINIA LEE LARSON
Virginia Lee Larson, 84, of Elsmore, Kan., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at Mercy Hospital, Independence, Kan. She was born Sept. 30, 1927, the daughter of Roscoe and Lilly (Shelton) Tice. She graduated in 1944 from Moran High School, then received a teaching certificate after attending training in Pittsburg, Kan...
DONALD J. DOERFLER
Donald J. Doerfler, 84, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at the Fort Scott Medicalodges. He was born Nov. 16, 1926, in Gorham, Kan., the son of Joseph P. Doerfler and Albina Weigel Doerfler. Don served his country with the United States Army during World War II, where he was stationed in the Philippines...
Ruth Whitcomb, 94, of Kincaid, Kan., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at the Anderson County Hospital Long Term Care Facility, Garnett. She was born on March 31, 1917, in Kincaid, Kan., the daughter of James and Lena (McCabe) Main. Ruth graduated from Lone Elm High School in 1934...
Dwight Howard Foley
Dwight Howard Foley, 59, El Dorado Springs, Mo., died on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at Freeman Health System West, Joplin, Mo., following a lengthy illness. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Kan., with the Rev. Tom Albers officiating. Friends may call now and until 1:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 7, at Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada...
DORIS L. HENESEY
Doris L. Henesey, 93, of Mound City, Kan., passed away at the Olathe Medical Center Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011. Visitation will be at the Schneider Funeral Home, Mound City, Chapel from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Celebration of Life services will be Saturday, November 5, 10 a.m. ...
HARLEY ELBERT DUNSWORTH
Harley Elbert Dunsworth, 87 of Mound City, Kan., died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011 at his home. Per Harley's wishes, he was cremated. A visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Schneider Funeral Home, Mound City Chapel. Harley enjoyed fishing regularly with Terry; therefore, contributons are suggested to the Friends of Mound City Lake c/o Schneider Funeral Home. ...
LORENE MAXINE RUSSELL
Lorene Maxine Russell, 91, of Pittsburg, Kan., passed away at 2:05 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, in the Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Frontenac. She was born March 9, 1920, at Gross, Kan., the daughter of James Degraft and Eva Pearl (Tipton) Green. On Dec. 11, 1940, she was united in marriage to Herman Russell at Casseville, Mo. He preceded her in death on March 2, 2006...
CLARENCE WHITTEN ADAMS
Clarence Whitten Adams, 92, of Pleasanton, Kan., died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at Olathe Medical Center, Olathe, Kan. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the Schneider Funeral Home Chapel, Pleasanton. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time...
DENNIS RYAN BOYD
Dennis Ryan Boyd, 54, passed away in Amarillo, Texas, on Oct. 20, 2011, after a long illness. Dennis was born in Fort Scott, Kan., on Aug. 7, 1957. From 1985 to 1992 he served with the Fort Scott Police Department and was a major influence on the D.A.R.E. program in local schools. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, mother, two sisters and a brother...
VIRGIL MARSHAL HAMM
Virgil Marshal Hamm of Wichita Kan., died Oct. 29, 2011, at the age of 95 at Hays Good Samaritan. He was born July 23, 1916, in eastern Kansas. On a farm outside of Redfield, Kan., he started off with his own business as a mechanic. Virgil moved to Wichita in 1939 where he was a supervisor at Boeing, as an engineer, for 32 years...
LARENA MARGUERITE "RENIE' BEADELL
Larena Marguerite "Renie" Beadell, 100, a resident of rural Fort Scott, died early Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at her home. She was born June 16, 1911, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Jacob "J.W." Morton and Ethel Inez Orr Morton. She married William E. Beadell on Sept. 9, 1929, at Nevada, Mo. He preceded her in death on Jan. 16, 1970...
JAMES O "JIM" SHINN
James O. "Jim" Shinn, 86, of Iola, Kan., died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at Iola Nursing Center. Jim was born Aug. 5, 1925, at Bronson, Kan., the son of Orval Lawrence and Myrtle Nora (Nash) Shinn. He graduated from Bronson High School and served in the United States Navy during World War II, serving as a motor machinist's mate second class in the Pacific Theater...
JACK WILLIAM LAWRENCE
Jack William Lawrence, 55, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died early Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. He was born in Fort Scott, Kan., on March 19, 1956, the son of William and Barbara Koch Lawrence...
LUCY ARLEA LOVE
Lucy Arlea Love, 95, a resident of Fort Scott, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at her home. She was born June 30, 1916, in Ava, Mo., the daughter of Charles King and Carie Minnie Coy King. She married Ulysses Sherman Love on Dec. 7, 1946, at Pittsburg, Kan. He preceded her in death on April 8, 1999...
JAMES WALTER LANCE
James Walter Lance, 77, resident of Highrise Apartments, 315 Scott Avenue, Fort Scott, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, in the Mercy Health Center Emergency Room. Survivors include one son, Private family burial will be Wednesday in the U. S. National Cemetery under the direction of Cheney Witt Chapel. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com...