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Obituaries from January 2012

RICHARD MYERS (01/31/12)
Richard Evan (Dick) Myers, 78, of Fort Scott, died Saturday morning, Jan. 28, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. He was born Nov. 17, 1933, in Emporia, Kan., the son of Francis Evan and Dorothy Myrtle (Hand) Myers. He married Virginia Joyce Yoke Dec. 19, 1954, in Fort Scott; she survives of the home...
MARGARET M. HARPER (01/31/12)
Margaret M. Harper, 90, a resident of Fort Scott, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at Mercy Health Center. She was born July 21, 1921, in Prague, Okla., the daughter of John Richard Wadsack and Maggie Tharpe Wadsack. She married Harvey Harper on April 15, 1939, at Walnut, Kan. He preceded her in death on March 31, 2003...
CHESTER CARPENTER (01/31/12)
Chester Carpenter, 77, resident of Richards, Mo., died Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at the Via Christi Hospital in Wichita, Kan. He was born Jan. 22, 1935, in Deerfield, Mo., the son of Herbert Carpenter and Bessie Houk Carpenter. He was a graduate of Richards High School. ...
Melvin N. Kithcart (01/28/12)
Melvin N. Kithcart, 88, of Rich Hill, Mo., died Jan. 26, 2012, at the Willow Lane Center, Butler, Mo. Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 30, at 10 a.m., at the Heuser Funeral Home with burial and military rites in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Rich Hill. The family will receive friends Sunday, 4-6 p.m., at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial donations to the Heartland Hospice or donors choice in care of Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill...
Chester Carpenter (01/28/12)
Chester Carpenter, 77, resident of Richards, Mo., died Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at Via Christi Hospital in Wichita, Kan. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kan.
Paul Ernest Pitts (01/28/12)
Paul Ernest Pitts, 85, formerly of Uniontown, Kan., more recently of Fort Scott, Kan., died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at Fort Scott Medicalodges. He was born Jan. 2, 1927, in Jerico Springs, Mo., the son of Clarence F. "Jack" Pitts and Mary Pearl Jenkins Pitts. He graduated from Arcadia High School with the class of 1944. He married Marjorie Earlene Rogers on Jan. 2, 1947, in Fort Scott...
Carolyn S. Ewing (01/28/12)
Carolyn S. Ewing, 68, Fort Scott, Kan., formerly of Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at her home in Fort Scott. She was born March 25, 1943, in Nevada, to Roy E. Jones and Lena V. Schmidt Jones. Carolyn was raised in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School in 1961. ...
PAUL E. PITTS (01/27/12)
Paul E. Pitts, 85, formerly of Uniontown, Kan., more recently of Fort Scott, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at Fort Scott Medicalodges. Services will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main.
CAROLYN S. EWING (01/27/12)
Carolyn S. Ewing, 68, Fort Scott, formerly of Nevada, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at her home in Fort Scott. Family information will be announced later. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 30, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park, Nevada. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, at the funeral home. You may view obituary and send condolences on line at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
LAWRENCE RUSSELL WRIGHT (01/27/12)
Lawrence Russell Wright, 86, of Liberty, Mo., formerly of Uniontown, Kan., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012. His celebration of life was Saturday, Jan. 14, at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Liberty, Mo. Russell was the son of Lawrence P. and Dessie (Hite) Wright of Uniontown, Kan. He was born on Nov. 20, 1925, in Uniontown. On Oct. 16, 1946, he married Fleta May Harper, of Petersburg, Kan., in Fort Scott...
JERRY EUGENE YUILLE (01/24/12)
Jerry Eugene Yuille, 63, of Kansas City, Kan., died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at his home. Jerry's wishes were to be cremated. A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Prescott Cemetery, Prescott, Kan. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Jerry Yuille Memorial Fund c/o the funeral home...
WILBUR KELLOGG (01/24/12)
Wilbur Kellogg, 88, of rural Fort Scott, died Sunday morning, Jan. 22, 2012, at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kan. He was born Feb. 8, 1923, near Richards, Mo., the son of Ray Irving and Nellie Mae Debus Kellogg. He married Pearl O'Dell Feb. 20, 1943, in Nevada, Mo. She preceded him in death on Oct. 9, 1995...
LELA MAE WITT (01/24/12)
Lela Mae Witt, 95, former resident of Cavalry Crossing Apartments, and more recently of Guest Home Estates, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at Mercy Health Center. She was born March 15, 1916, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Thomas C. McGrew and Maude Mae Carson McGrew...
DEBBRA ANN WEBER (01/24/12)
Debbra Ann Weber, 37, a resident of LaHarpe, Kan., died unexpectedly, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at the Allen County Hospital, in Iola, Kan. She was born Oct. 7, 1974, at Iola, the daughter of Wilbur Morrison and Carolyn Stewart Morrison. She grew up in the area northeast of Moran, attending grade school in Moran before going to high school in Iola, graduating in 1993. ...
Betty Lou Maffett (01/21/12)
Betty Lou Maffett, 74, Fort Scott, Kan., formerly of Bronaugh, Mo., died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Guest Home Estates in Fort Scott, Kan. She was born Sept. 4, 1937, in Moundville, Mo., to John F. Saathoff and Ruth I. Carr Saathoff. She was married April 10, 1955, in Bronaugh, Mo., to Earl R. Maffett and he preceded her in death Aug. 2, 2006...
Edna Mae Jordan (01/21/12)
Edna Mae Jordan, 92, former resident of Fort Scott, Kan., more recently of Wichita, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at the College Hill Nursing Home in Wichita, Kan. She was born Nov. 3, 1919, in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Percy Salisbury and Hazel B. Jordan. She graduated from Fort Scott High School with the class of 1938. She worked as a hotel maid in Fort Scott. Edna loved to read. She was a member of the Mt. Olive Church of God in Christ and greatly enjoyed teaching Sunday school...
Joy McKenzie (01/21/12)
Joy McKenzie, 75, Nevada, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, following a sudden illness. She was born April 4, 1936, in Rich Hill, Mo., to Aubrey Loren Reed and Nora Ruth Wheeler Reed. She was married Aug. 11, 1955, in Nevada, Mo., to Clinton McKenzie and he survives of the home...
Lela Mae Witt (01/21/12)
Lela Mae Witt, 95, a former resident of Cavalry Crossing Apartments and more recently of Guest Home Estates in Fort Scott, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at Mercy Hospital. Funeral arrangements for Lela Mae Witt will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kan...
Grace Maxine Nelson (01/21/12)
Grace Maxine Nelson, 96, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. She was born on March 10, 1915, in Nevada, to Frank Albert Taylor and Mamie Inez Seaver Taylor. She married R.B. Allen on Nov. 28, 1932, and he preceded her in death on April 8, 1988. She later married Paul Nelson on Dec. 13, 1996, in Arizona, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 2001...
DOROTHY FRY (01/20/12)
Dorothy Christine Fry, 55, of Fort Scott passed away Wednesday morning, Jan. 18, 2012, at Mercy Health Center, Fort Scott, Kan. She was born Aug. 26, 1955, in Albuquerque, N.M., the daughter of Elgie and Wilma Christine (Gardner) Sprague. Dorothy graduated from Girard High School in 1973. She married Bill Fry Sr. July 31, 1983, in Walnut, Kan. He survives of the home...
HARRY LELAND SELLERS (01/20/12)
Harry Leland Sellers, 84, of Fort Scott, passed away early Wednesday morning Jan. 18, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. He was born July 3, 1927, in Centerville, Kan., the son of Paul Laverne and Alberta (Downey) Sellers. He married Betty Faye Flora June 12, 1948, in Fort Scott. She preceded him in death July 8, 1986. He married Priscilla Isaac May 16, 1992, in Fort Scott, and she survives of the home...
LEWIS M. LYLES (01/20/12)
Funeral services celebrating the life of Lewis M. Lyles, 84, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at Rose-Neath Southside Chapel, Shreveport, La. Brother Gary Boswell, senior minister of Westview Christian Church, will be officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Park West Cemetery...
DOROTHY CHRISTINE FRY (01/19/12)
Dorothy Christine Fry, 55, of Fort Scott passed away Wednesday morning, Jan. 18, 2012, at Mercy Health Center, Fort Scott, Kan. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
EDNA MAE JORDAN (01/19/12)
Edna Mae Jordan, 92, former resident of Fort Scott, Kan., more recently of Wichita, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at the College Hill Nursing Home in Wichita, Kan. Services will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main.
HARRY L. SELLERS (01/19/12)
Harry L. Sellers, 84, of Fort Scott, passed away early Wednesday morning Jan. 18, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. Services will be 1:30 p.m. at the First Church of God, Fort Scott Friday, Jan. 20, with burial following at the Fort Scott National Cemetery under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home...
SHIRLEY ELAINE BRACK (01/19/12)
Shirley Elaine Brack, 73, of Groves, Texas, passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Christus St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur, Texas. Shirley was born June 10, 1938, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Dixie J. Pierce and Edna C. Wolfe Pierce. She was a resident of Groves for 22 years and member of First Baptist Church of Port Neches. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Kansas. Shirley retired after 44 years of service in home health as a registered nurse...
MICHAEL PATRICK CROWLEY (01/18/12)
Michael Patrick Crowley, 64, of White Hall, Ark., died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, Ark. He was born Sept. 5, 1947, in Sioux Falls, S.D., to Vernon Michael and Bernice Marie Durish Crowley. He served in the United States Army as an infantry soldier in the Vietnam War...
GARY COLE (01/17/12)
Gary Cole, 69, of Ozark Acres, died on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Cole and Ruth Cobb, and a sister, Jean Eggleston. Gary is survived by his wife DeWilma Cole; sons, Russel and Tina Harris of Springfield, Mo., Gordon and Rosemary Harris of Fort Scott, Kan., Troy and Cathy Cole of Rifle, Colo., and Brian and Emily Cole of Springfield, Mo.; a daughter, Dian`a and Richard Schmidt; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren...
ROBERT BYRON CALDWELL (01/17/12)
Robert Byron Caldwell, 86, Stockton, Mo., passed away Jan. 12, 2012, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield, Mo. He was born Nov. 20, 1925, in Barton County, Mo., to Charles S. and Myrtia M. Kindred Caldwell. Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired from Trans World Airlines as a power plant operator...
MARY JANE AYERS (01/17/12)
Mary Jane Ayers, 76, resident of Fort Scott, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at the Mercy Health Center. She was born April 19, 1935, in Pittsburg, Kan., the daughter of Frank Leslie McVickers and Blanche Alice Keplinger McVickers. She married James Walter Lance in 1955. They later divorced. She married Raymond Edward Ayers in June of 1966 in Fort Scott. He preceded her in death on July 19, 1995...
EVERETT EARL WIGGANS (01/17/12)
Everett Earl Wiggans, 79, former resident of Fort Scott and Arma, Kan., died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at the Beautiful Savior Nursing Home in Belton, Mo. He was born Feb. 2, 1932, in rural Fort Scott, the son of Grant Wiggans and Osa Morrow Wiggans...
BOBBY DEAN SHIPLEY (01/17/12)
Bobby Dean Shipley, 63, a former resident of Fort Scott, and more recently of Osawatomie, Kan., died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at the Life Care Center of Osawatomie. He was born Sept. 13, 1948, in Fort Scott, the son of Ralph Richard Shipley and Fern Maxine Dennis Shipley...
Mary Jane Ayers (01/14/12)
Mary Jane Ayers, 76, resident of Fort Scott, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at the Mercy Health Center. The Revs. Paul Rooks and A.F. Collins will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 20, at the Grace Baptist Tabernacle. Burial will follow in the U.S. National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Grace Baptist Tabernacle and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, Fort Scott...
Dorothy "Pudgie" Ogle (01/14/12)
Dorothy "Pudgie" Ogle, 72, Afton, Okla., formerly of Nevada, parted this world on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at her home following a lengthy illness. She was born on Oct. 7, 1939, in Nevada, Mo., to Artie Ephland Wescoat and Mary Agnes Brick Wescoat. She married Gary Ogle on June 14, 1959, in Nevada, Mo., and he survives of the home...
MAXINE FORD (01/12/12)
Maxine Ford, 90, resident of rural Bronaugh, Mo., died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at the Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale, Ark. She was born April 15, 1921, in Worland, Mo., the daughter of James Riley and Arvilla Guss Riley. She married Francis "Bud" Ford on Oct. 30, 1939, in Lamar, Mo. He preceded her in death Aug. 28, 1970...
GLEN DONALD GROSS (01/11/12)
Glen Donald Gross, 71, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at his home. He was born Feb. 26, 1940, in Bethesda, Ohio, the son of Albert Gross and Dorothy Beebee Gross. He married Darla Ray on Sept. 18, 1965, at Jellico, Tenn...
MITCHELL TROSPER (01/11/12)
Mitchell Aires Trosper, 71, resident of 312 W. Eighth St., Fort Scott, Kan., died unexpectedly Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Alberta of the home. As per his wishes, he was cremated with burial in Grand Island, Neb., at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main...
MAXINE FORD (01/11/12)
Maxine Ford, 90, resident of rural Bronaugh, Mo., died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at the Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale, Ark. Services will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main.
KENNETH EUGENE HOUTMAN (01/10/12)
Kenneth Eugene Houtman, 75, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at the Kansas City Hospice House. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at the Mound City United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Schneider Funeral Home, Mound City Chapel. Online condolences for the family can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com...
EVELYN "CHRISTINE" LINVILLE (01/10/12)
Evelyn "Christine" Linville, 80, of Pleasanton, Kan., died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Via Christi Hospital, Pittsburg, Kan. Mrs. Linville's wishes were to be cremated. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Pleasanton Cemetery, Pleasanton, Kan...
GLEN DONALD GROSS (01/10/12)
Glen Donald Gross, 71, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at his home. Services will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main.
ROY LYNN THOMPSON (01/10/12)
On Jan. 6, 2012, at the age of 58, Roy Lynn Thompson passed from this Earth at Via Christi Regional Hospital, Wichita, Kan., following a short illness. Roy was born Sept. 8, 1953, in Webb City, Mo., to Eddie Louis and Dorothy Lavonna (Collins) Thompson. He attended Liberal High School, Liberal, Mo., and received his GED from Kansas in 1985...
EVELYN D. HAYS (01/10/12)
Evelyn D. Hays, loving mother, sister and grandmother, died Jan. 7, 2012, after a long illness. She was born Sept. 3, 1941, to Edward and Margaret Brown. She resided in Fort Scott, Kan., for 30 years. She was retired from Great West Insurance and Key Industries...
RUTH S. McCALMONT (01/10/12)
Ruth S. McCalmont, 91, Lebanon, Mo., died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at Lebanon. She was born June 30, 1920, at Krebs, Okla., the daughter of W.A. and Helen Rau Stackable. Ruth was an air flight controller and attended the First United Methodist Church...
Yarala Genene Sims-Arnold (01/07/12)
Yarala Genene Sims-Arnold, 59, passed this life on Jan. 2, 2012, at her home in Sheldon, Mo. Yarala was born to Howard E. and Velma Flo Woods-Rardin-Sims in Picher, Okla. Funeral services will be held at Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar, Mo., Saturday, Jan. 7, at 9 a.m. The family will receive friends Friday from 5 until 6 p.m., at Daniel Funeral Home. Burial will be in G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami, Okla...
Juanita Pearl Decker (01/07/12)
Juanita Pearl Decker, 91, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., formerly of Hepler, Kan., died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at Fort Scott Manor. She was born Sept. 24, 1920, in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Allen Rhodes and Stella Pearl Young Rhodes. She graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1938. She married Robert Jack Decker on Aug. 2, 1939, in Nevada, Mo. He preceded her in death...
Raymond Junior Reno (01/07/12)
Raymond Junior Reno, 72, former resident of Deerfield, Mo., died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at his home in Casa Grande, Ariz. He was born March 18, 1939, in St. Joseph, Mo., the son of Raymond T. Reno and Frances Marie Rainey Reno. Raymond had served with the United States Navy. He married Margaret Anne Ransom on Oct. 15, 1982, at Miami, Okla. She preceded him in death on Dec. 5, 1998. Mr. Reno had retired from 3M in Nevada...
Charles Wayne Thomas (01/07/12)
Charles Wayne Thomas, 66, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at Kansas City Hospice House, following a brief hospitalization as a result of a major stroke. He was born Dec. 7, 1945, at home in Jerico Springs, Mo., to James Hubert Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Malcom Thomas. He married Donna Johns in 1964 and she survives of the home...
JUANITA PEARL DECKER (01/06/12)
Juanita Pearl Decker, 91, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., formerly of Hepler, Kan., died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at Fort Scott Manor. She was born Sept. 24, 1920, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Allen Rhodes and Stella Pearl Young Rhodes. She graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1938. ...
CHERYL ELAINE SANDERS METCALF (01/05/12)
Cheryl Elaine Sanders Metcalf passed away on Dec. 30, 2011, in Fort Scott. Cheryl was born Aug. 30, 1948, in Lawrence, Kan. She was the only daughter of Ralph Wayne and Darlene Talbot Sanders. Cheryl graduated from Fort Scott High School with the class of 1966, and after attending Fort Scott Community College, received her bachelor of science in social work from Pittsburg State University in 1970. ...
JIMMIE LeROY ORTON (01/04/12)
Jimmie Orton, 82, of Stark, Kan., passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute. Jimmie was born in Driftwood, Okla., on Nov. 23, 1929, the son of Raymond and Francis (Hill) Orton. He graduated from Driftwood High School in 1941...
VIRGINIA LEE "TOOTIE" MEEK (01/04/12)
Virginia Lee "Tootie" Meek, 86, a former resident of Richards, Mo., and currently of Fort Scott, Kan., died early Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at the Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott. She was born Nov. 7, 1925, at Richards, Mo., the daughter of William Leon Poyner and Elsie Pearl Buris Poyner. She married Francis M. "Frank" Meek on Oct. 15, 1942, at Eldorado Springs, Mo. He preceded her in death on Dec. 25, 2003...
JESSIE MAE CRANDALL (01/04/12)
Jessie Mae Crandall, 90, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at the Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott, Kan. She was born May 5, 1921, in Porterville, Kan. Jessie graduated from the Hepler High School in 1939. She married Raymond Edward Warren on March 6, 1941, in Hepler, Kan. He preceded her in death on March 13, 1991. She later married Harvey Dean Crandall on June 8, 1996. He also preceded her in death...
LOIS LAVERNE OSTERBERG SMITH (01/04/12)
Lois Laverne Osterberg Smith passed from this world on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, after an extended illness. Lois was a resident of the Medicalodges of Fort Scott, Kan., where she received compationate care for the past five years and was loved by many of the staff and residents alike...
KATHREEN H. KUNSTEL (01/04/12)
Kathreen H. Kunstel, 95, of rural Arcadia, died at 10:19 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at the Arma Care Center at Arma, Kan. Mrs. Kunstel was born June 22, 1916, at Arcadia the daughter of Lyle and Jean Caldwell Howard. Kathreen was a homemaker and retired school teacher who lived in rural Arcadia most of her life. She was raised in rural Arcadia and graduated from Fort Scott High School...
AVA MAE ADAMS (01/04/12)
Ava Mae Adams, 87, of rural Arcadia, died at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at her home. Mrs. Adams was born Nov. 12, 1924, at rural Arcadia, the daughter of A.H. and Alta M. Farmer Spurling. Ava Mae was a homemaker and retired school teacher who lived in rural Arcadia most of her life. ...
CHERYL METCALF (01/04/12)
Cheryl Metcalf, 63, of Fort Scott, died Friday even-ing, Dec. 30, 2011, at the Fort Scott Manor Nursing Home. She is survived by her husband, Delbert, of the home, and three sons, Mike Metcalf of Leavenworth, Kan., Jake Metcalf of Florence, S.C., and Josh Metcalf of Ardmore, Okla...
CHARLES EDWARD McGEE (01/04/12)
Charles Edward McGee, 79, of Mound City, Kan., died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at his home, the same house in which he was born. He was born on June 9, 1932 at Blue Mound, Kan., the son of Glenn and Reta Dizmang McGee. Charles was a 1951 graduate of Blue Mound High School...
BILL MARION HALL (01/04/12)
Bill Marion Hall, 91, formerly of Fort Scott, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, in Woodland, Calif. He was born Jan. 18, 1920, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Omar Jay and Amelia Grace (Seaman) Hall. He had lived in Yolo County the past two years. He held a master's degree in business administration from the University of Santa Clara and was a pilot with the U.S. Air Force for 20 years before spending 37 years with Lockheed as an engineer...