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Obituaries from April 2012

C.L. AKIN (04/27/12)
C.L. Akin, 74, of Overland Park, Kan., passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer. Visitation will be held Saturday, April 28, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. followed by the funeral at 11 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, 9101 Lamar Ave. Private burial to follow...
Navada Brown (04/28/12)
Navada Brown, 65, of Schell City, Mo., died Friday, April 27, 2012, at her son's home in Rockville, Mo. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 1, at the Schell City Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, April 30, at the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, Schell City, Mo...
Ronald Clyde "Ron" Staton (04/28/12)
Ronald Clyde "Ron" Staton, 64, of Pleasanton, Kan., died Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Olathe Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m., Monday, April 30, at the Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. Visitation will be from 5-6 p.m., prior to service time. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Ron Staton Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home...
Nellie L. West (04/28/12)
Nellie L. West, 92, former resident of Fort Scott, more recently of Kansas City, Mo., died Friday, April 27, 2012, at St. Luke's Medical Center on the Plaza in Kansas City. She was born Feb. 5, 1920, on the family farm near Kincaid, Kan., the youngest of 13 children born to George Russell Wiggans and Samantha Delph Wiggans. She married Elmer F. West on Nov. 4, 1955. He preceded her in death on June 29, 2007...
W.P. Adams (04/28/12)
W.P. Adams, 80, Nevada, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2012, at Medicalodge of Nevada. He was born on Feb. 28, 1932, in Rockville, Mo., to B.C. Adams and Iva Beatrice Richardson Adams. W.P. was raised in the Rockville and Pappinville areas where he attended Prairie City School. W.P. served in the U.S. Army in Korea. He drove a truck for more than 20 years. He had lived in Nevada the past 10 years...
Ruby Helen Spillman (04/28/12)
Ruby Helen Spillman, 96, formerly of Nevada, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at her home in Kansas City, Mo. She died of natural causes. Ruby was born on Jan. 1, 1916, in Nevada, to Henry Warren and Helen (Litson) Pryor. On Sept. 8, 1935, she married Edwin Wayne Spillman and resided in Nevada until moving to Lee's Summit, Mo., in 1960. They built their retirement home on Table Rock Lake in 1974 and moved to Laguna Woods, Calif., in 1983...
George Washington Christeson (04/26/12)
George Washington Christeson, age 86, resident of rural Arma, Kan, died Thursday, April 26, 2012, at his home. He was born July 6, 1925, at Ottawa, Kan., the son of Mearle J. Christeson and Esther Harkens Christeson. He married Nettie M. Maley on May 24, 1947, at Independence, Mo. George had honorably served with the United States Navy. He had later worked as a self-employed painter. He was a member of the Grace Baptist Tabernacle...
C.L. AKIN (04/26/12)
C.L. Akin, 74, of Overland Park, Kan., passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer. Visitation will be held Saturday, April 28, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. followed by the funeral at 11 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, 9101 Lamar Ave. Private burial to follow...
RONALD K. ALEXANDER (04/24/12)
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and son, Ronald K. Alexander, 72, of Los Fresnos, Texas, "drove his Corvette to the sock hop in the sky" on Friday, March 30, 2012. He was hospitalized after a sudden, unexpected illness and never recovered...
RUTH MARIE COON (04/24/12)
Ruth Marie Coon, 97, of Fort Scott, Kan., passed away early Wednesday morning, April 18, 2012, at the Fort Scott Manor. She was born Sept. 2, 1914, in Racine, Ill., the daughter of Joseph and Minnie Marie (Utter) Houser. Ruth is survived by her children; Larry Coon, Tom Coon, Jerry Coon, Laraine Coon, Marilyn Coon, and Ray D. Coon; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren...
THOMAS FREDRICK ENDICOTT (04/24/12)
Thomas Fredrick Endicott, 84, loving husband and father passed away Saturday April 21, 2012. He was born May 5, 1927, in Fort Scott, Kan. He was retired from Beech Aircraft after 25 years and was in the Air Force for four years. Tom married Charlene Downs on Oct. 4, 1952, in Fort Scott. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, mowing and yard work...
KATHERINE MAE LEWIS (04/20/12)
Katherine Mae Lewis, 54, of Greenfield, Mo., passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012, at her home. She was born Aug. 9, 1957, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Albert Lee and Francis Beerbower. Kathy married Perry Leon Lewis July 27, 1974, in Fort Scott, Kan. They moved to Greenfield Jan. 20, 1989...
BERTHA WOODS (04/20/12)
Bertha Woods passed away on April 18, 2012, in Colonial Springs Nursing Home in Buffalo, Mo. Bertha was born on Nov. 9. 1919, to Lee and Ollie Stricklin in Boss, Mo. Bertha was predeceased by her parents and her two older sisters, Ina Volner and Eula Smith. ...
ARTHUR "ART" NEWTON FRANCIS (04/20/12)
Arthur "Art" Newton Francis, 86 of La Cygne, Kan., died Thursday, April 19, 2012, at the Olathe Medical Center. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April, 22, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory La Cygne Chapel. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. ...
RUTH LORENE AUDISS (04/18/12)
Ruth Audiss, 87, of Chanute passed away Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Heritage Nursing Home in Chanute. Ruth was born in Iola, Kan., on Dec. 21, 1924, the daughter of Arthur and Edith (Fine) Conner. She married Robert Audiss in 1946. He preceded her in death in 1997...
CAROL JEAN LEFEVER (04/19/12)
Carol Jean LeFever, 76, formerly of Fort Scott, Kan., died Monday, April 16, 2012, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She was born April 3, 1936, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Bill and Blanche (Tucker) Madison. She married Charles LeFever 36 years ago in Pampano Beach, Fla., and he survives of the home...
RUTH MARIE COON (04/19/12)
Ruth Marie Coon, 97, of Fort Scott, Kan., passed away early Wednesday morning, April 18, 2012, at Fort Scott Manor. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
DELBERT JOHNSON JR. (04/19/12)
Delbert Johnson Jr., 64, resident of Scott View Apartments, Fort Scott, Kan., died Tuesday, April 17, at his residence. He was born Aug. 29, 1947, in West Plains, Mo., the son of Delbert Johnson Sr. and Letha Faye Rose Johnson. He worked as a truck driver for Midwestern Distribution in Fort Scott for many years. He later drove for Palmetier Trucking Company, Kansas City, Mo. He married Billie Gayle Martin on Feb. 27, 1970, in Nevada, Mo...
RUTH AUDISS (04/17/12)
Ruth Audiss, 87, of Chanute passed away Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Heritage Nursing Home in Chanute. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 19, at Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel in Chanute. Burial services will be held at Highland Cemetery in Iola, Kan...
AMBER GENE KIRKLAND (04/17/12)
Amber Gene Kirkland passed away at 12:15 a.m. on Monday, April 16, 2012, at Via Christi Medical Center in Pittsburg, Kan., following her battle with breast cancer. She was born Jan. 29, 1956, in Anchorage, Alaska, to Hugh Don and Shirley (Pagano) Crawford who preceded her death...
HAROLD MATHIS "HARRY" KEMNA (04/17/12)
Harold Mathias "Harry" Kemna, 78, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Mercy Hospital Emergency Room. He was born Aug. 17, 1933, in West Bend, Iowa, the son of John Henry Kemna and Helen Zeimet Kemna. He married Bobbi Sapp on August 29, 1959, at the Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Fort Scott...
BILLY RAY GRADDY (04/17/12)
Billy Ray Graddy, 62, Pleasanton, Kan., died Friday, April 13, 2012. He was born on June 27, 1949, at Cayce, Ky., the son of Raymond and Vivian Graddy. He worked as an electrician. Billy was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the American Legion in Olathe, Kan...
Marion "Dutch" Harden (04/14/12)
Marion "Dutch" Harden, 82, of Eldon, Mo., passed away Friday, April 13, 2012, at Eldon Nursing and Rehab in Eldon, Mo. On Dec. 20, 1929, he was born in Nevada, Mo., the son of the late John Raymond and Willa Rose (Edison) Harden. On Jan. 4, 1952, he was united in marriage to Mary Lue (Ashley) Harden who preceded him in death on Sept. 22, 1997...
Violet Louise Smith (04/14/12)
Violet Louise Smith, 86, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2012, at Barone Alzheimer's Care Center in Nevada, following a brief illness. She was born May 3, 1925, in Trenton, Mo., to Hollie Renfro and Mary Gott Renfro. She was married May 6, 1944, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Cecil Leroy Smith and he preceded her in death May 17, 2000...
Louise Louderback (04/14/12)
Louise Louderback, 97, formerly of Fort Scott, Kan., died Wednesday, April 11, 2012, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in San Antonio, Texas, on May 25, 1914, the daughter of Lewis G. and Audrey J. Beard Martin. She married Glen Louderback on June 23, 1971, in San Antonio, Texas. He preceded her in death on July 1, 1985. She moved back to San Antonio, Texas, after Glen's death...
Edward Starr (04/14/12)
Edward Starr, 89, of Independence, Mo., passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Ed was born Dec. 19, 1922, in Bates County, Mo., to George and Goldie (Siefers) Starr. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Starr was employed for 34 years by the Missouri Pacific Railroad/Union Pacific railroads before retiring 27 years ago as foreman of the shops at Neff Railway Yard...
Thelma Arlean Watson (04/14/12)
Thelma Arlean Watson, 94, Grand Junction, Colo., formerly of Sheldon, Mo., passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2012, at LaVilla Grande Care Center, Grand Junction, Colo. She was born Nov. 24, 1917, in Durango, Colo., to Herbert E. Warner and Rose Ann Palmer Warner. She married J.K. "Pete" Watson and he preceded her in death in 1995...
George Edward Harkrader (04/14/12)
George Edward Harkrader, 87, of Pappinsville, Mo., died Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at Willow Lane Nursing Home. He was born Jan. 27, 1925, to George and Sophia Harkrader in Pleasant Gap, Mo. Edward is survived by his wife, Lorna Mae Harkrader of Rockville, Mo.; two sons, Dean Edward Harkrader and wife, Shelli, of Nevada, and Jerry Alan Harkrader and wife, Bobbie, of Butler, Mo.; five daughters, Wilma Griffith and husband, Philip, of St. ...
ELMER H. "BUTCH" REED (04/13/12)
Elmer H. "Butch" Reed, age 63, resident of rural Fort Scott, died Sunday, April 8, 2012, at his home. There was cremation. The location of the memorial service has been changed to the Carriage House, 301 S. Main, which will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday...
ALICE GRACE WOOD (04/13/12)
Alice Grace Wood, age 82, of LaCygne, Kan., died Thursday April 12, 2012. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, April 16, 2012, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, LaCygne Chapel. Burial will be in the Star Valley Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Schneider LaCygne Chapel...
LOUSE LOUDERBACK (04/12/12)
Louise Louderback, 97, formerly of Fort Scott, Kan., died Wednesday, April 11, 2012, in San Antonio, Texas. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
MARY LOUISE KOPASKA (04/12/12)
Mary Louise Kopaska, 74, died at her home in Olathe, Kan., early Tuesday morning, April 10, 2012. She was born Oct. 14, 1937, in Doniphan, Kan. the daughter of Harold Charles and Evelyn Cecilia (Novinski) Boos. She married Raymond Eugene Kopaska April 21, 1956 in Atchison, Kansas, and he survives of the home...
ELMER H. "BUTCH" REED (04/12/12)
Elmer H. "Butch" Reed, 63, resident of rural Fort Scott, Kan., died Sunday, April 08, 2012, at his home. He was born Feb. 20, 1949, in Coretta, W.Va., the son of Rufus Elmer Reed and Daisy Louise Hicks Reed. Butch was retired as a truck driver with Mid-Western Distribution...
BEN WILLIAM GREENFIELD (04/12/12)
Ben William Greenfield, 63, resident of Irving, Texas, died Monday, April 9, 2012, at the Elmcroft Hospice Center in Irving. He was born July 27, 1948, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Ben C. Greenfield Jr. and Florence Dolores Hord Greenfield. Ben was a purchasing agent with a heating and air conditioning division of a construction business. ...
GENE E. SIMPSON (04/10/12)
Gene E. Simpson, age 72, of Flemington, Mo., formerly of Shawnee, Kan., passed away April 5, 2012, at his home. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at Evergreen Cemetery, debit, Mo., with Rev. Lanny Lybarger officiating under the direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland, Mo...
ELMER H. REED (04/10/12)
Elmer H. Reed, age 63, resident of rural Fort Scott, died Sunday, April 8, 2012, at his home. Funeral arrangements for Elmer Reed will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main.
Donnie Young (04/10/12)
Donnie Young passed away April 5, 2012. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at Schneider Funeral Home La Cygne Chapel. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to service time at the Schneider Funeral Home La Cygne Chapel. A private family burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery in La Cygne, Kan...
CATHERINE LOUISE NICKL (04/10/12)
Catherine Louise Nickl, 83, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Saturday, April 7, 2012, at her home. She was born July 22, 1928, in Eldorado, Kan., the daughter of Charles Frederick Demo Sr. and Hattie Bell Crossland Demo. She married Wayne Nickl on Aug. 13, 1945, in Eldorado, Kan. Catherine had worked in the nursing profession for several years; she had worked in nursing homes and also provided in-home care...
DENNIS HEWETT (04/10/12)
Dennis Hewett was born Sept. 17, 1947 to Clifford and Lucille Hewett in Girard, Kan. He passed away peacefully on April 5, 2012, at the age of 64. Dennis was a plasma physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in Livermore, Calif. He previously held positions at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Massachusetts Institute of Technology before moving to Livermore in 1984...
CALVIN BENJAMIN FUNK (04/10/12)
Calvin Benjamin Funk, 88, resident of Guest Home Estates, Fort Scott, Kan., died Sunday, April 8, 2012, at the Guest Home Estates. He was born Feb. 21, 1924, in Linn County, Kan., the son of William T. Funk Sr. and Nellie Gertrude Brand Funk. He graduated from Parker High School in 1942. ...
BETTY ALLENE CROWTHER (04/10/12)
Betty Allene Crowther, age 89, of Burlington, Kan., passed away Saturday April 7, 2012, at the Coffey County Hospital in Burlington, Kansas. She was born on Dec. 22, 1922, at Richards, Mo., the daughter of Roy B. and Leona L. Hamby Johnson. Betty was a graduate of Hume High School. She married William Earl King on Oct. 23, 1942. To the union three children were born. He preceded her in death on Jan. 7, 1979...
Katherine L. Ruhl (04/07/12)
Katherine L. Ruhl, 81, longtime manager of Cavalry Crossing Apartments, died Thursday, April 5, 2012, at her home at Cavalry Crossing. She was born Sept. 13, 1930, in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Earl D. Sumpter and Florence Marie Ward Sumpter...
Peter "Pete" Cyril Stonebraker (04/07/12)
Peter "Pete" Cyril Stonebraker, 55, Dallas, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, April 3, in his home due to a severe illness. He was born on Nov. 4, 1956, in St. Charles, Mo., to Edward and Betty (Sherman) Stonebraker. Peter graduated from Nevada High School in 1975. He worked for the railroad for a short time, then started his own painting, contracting business in Dallas, which he maintained the remainder of his life...
ETTA MAE (TOMS) MATLOCK (04/05/12)
Etta Mae (Toms) Matlock, 79, of Farlington, Kan., died at 7:45 a.m., Tuesday, April 3, 2012, in the Guest Home Estates in Fort Scott, Kan. She had been in failing health for several years. She was born April 6, 1932, in Arlington, Kan., a daughter of Frank A. and Tula P. (Stucky) Toms...
KATHRYN MARIE KEATING (04/05/12)
Kathryn Marie Keating, 94, of Fort Scott, Kan., died early Tuesday morning, April 3, 2012, at Mercy Hospital, Fort Scott. She was born Jan. 12, 1918, in Fulton, Kan., the daughter of Loren and Pearl (Randall) Hill. She married John F. Keating Jr. June 23, 1937, in Fulton. He preceded her in death Dec. 24, 1988...
CARROLL ARTHUR DEER (04/04/12)
Carroll Arthur Deer, age 69, resident of Fort Scott , Kan., died Saturday, March 31, 2012, at his home. Hospice Chaplain Wayne Mason will conduct graveside services at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 5, in the Dayton Cemetery, Devon, Kan. Friends and family will leave for the cemetery at 9:30 a.m. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Cheney Witt Chapel with a time of fellowship following visitation at the Carriage House...
Donald Dorin Fetterly (04/04/12)
Donald Dorin Fetterly, age 92, of Lamar, Mo., passed away Monday, April 2, 2012, at Barton County Memorial Hospital following a long illness. Don was born March 27, 1920, at Mapleton, Kan., to George and Mary (Nelson) Fetterly. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Earl Taylor; and a sister, Maxine Rei...
KATHRYN KEATING (04/04/12)
Kathryn Marie Keating, 94, of Fort Scott, died early Tuesday morning, April 3, 2012, at Mercy Hospital, Fort Scott. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
LEONARD MELVIN WEETER (04/03/12)
Leonard Melvin Weeter, 73, of Rogers, Ark., died Friday, March 30, 2012, at Circle of Life Legacy Village, in Bentonville, Ark. He was born Oct. 27, 1938, in Decatur County, Iowa, to Orville C. Weeter and Frances E. Comer Weeter. He proudly served in the United States Navy from 1956 to 1959. After being honorably discharged from the Navy, he joined the Pipefitter Union No. 250 in California and in October of 2010 received his 50-year membership award...
BETTY JUSTICE (04/03/12)
Betty Justice, 85, died March 28, 2012, in her home at Tonganoxie, Kan. Mrs. Justice was formerly a resident of Fulton, Kan. She was born March 19, 1927, to John P. and Mary (Stegman) Eberly in Denver, Colo. She married Fred A. Justice who preceded her in death on Feb. 27, 1995...
GEORGE MARTIN HARNED (04/03/12)
George Martin Harned, 78, resident of Uniontown, Kan., died Friday, March 30, 2012, at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kan. He was born Nov. 5, 1933, in Fulton, Kan., the son of Luther Martin Harned and Julia Alma Cadwell Harned. He served our country in the United States Navy. He worked for most of his life in his lawn care business, which included maintaining several cemeteries. He also drove the school bus for Uniontown for many years...
CARROLL ARTHUR DEER (04/03/12)
Carroll Arthur Deer, 69, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Saturday, March 31, 2012, at his home. He was born April 7, 1942, in Bronson, Kan., the son of William Percy Deer and Kathryn Maxine Jackson Deer. He graduated from Uniontown High School with the class of 1960. ...