Obituaries from December 2012
Homer Jack Dennison
Homer Jack Dennison, 75, Nevada, Mo., died on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at the Via Christi Village, Pittsburg, Kan. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. View obituary and send condolences on line at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
Luella S. Rutledge
Luella S. Rutledge, 90, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Christian Health Care in Nevada. She was born Jan. 19, 1922, in Nevada, to Joe Hayden Ainsworth and Lula Anna Hartman Ainsworth. She married Charles Wesley Rutledge I on March 10, 1957, in Nevada, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 1964...
Ruth Jarrell, 92, of Fort Scott, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at the Fort Scott Manor Nursing Home. She was born March 29, 1920, in Hode, Ky., the daughter of William and Matilda Isabel (Simpkins) Mollett. She married the Rev. Arthur Jarrell July 7, 1934, in Hode, Ky. He preceded her in death Dec. 22, 1976...
Wallace Powell, 90, of Fort Scott, died at his home Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. He was born July 22, 1922, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Wallace Eugene and Laura Lee (McGargar) Powell Sr. He married Norma Jeane Barnett March 1, 1947, in Kansas City, Mo. She preceded him in death, Aug. 26, 2004...
Marlyn Genette Sauerwein
Marlyn Genette Sauerwein, 90, resident of Presbyterian Village and more recently of Medicalodge, went to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. Marlyn was born April 11, 1922, near Liberal, Mo., to Ralph Smith and Verla (Reed) Smith. She was the fourth of eight children. She attended Liberal High School and was the catcher for the softball team...
Esther A. Johnson
Esther A. Johnson, 92, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at the Moore Few Care Center in Nevada, Mo. She was born Feb. 23, 1920, in Harper, Kan., the daughter of Joseph Swartz and Jenny Edith Lyle Swartz. She married Lawrence Leo Johnson. Esther had worked for the MKT Railroad for several years and also in the administrative office of Mercy Hospital. ...
ELOUISE E. JOHNSON
Elouise E. Johnson, age 92, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2012, at her home. She was born May 25, 1920, at Blaine, Kan., the youngest of nine children, to Joseph "Joe" Pendergast and Bridget Higgins Pendergast. She married Charlie M. ...
Wallace Powell, 90, of Fort Scott, died at his home Saturday evening, Dec. 22, 2012. Funeral arrangements for Wallace Powell are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
ELOUISE E. JOHNSON
Elouise E. Johnson, age 92, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2012, at her home. Services will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main.
Loleta May Tracy
Loleta May Tracy, age 83, resident of Wichita, Kan., died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at her home in Wichita. She was born Sept. 12, 1929, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Ivan Lee Workman and Elva Neomia Palmer Workman. She married Herbert W. Tracy on May 31, 1946. He preceded her in death on Dec. 5, 1986...
HERMAN CECIL YEAGER
Herman Cecil Yeager, age 73, resident of rural Fort Scott, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 at Joplin, Mo., Mercy Hospital. He was born July 7, 1939, in Fort Scott, the son of Herman Cecil Yeager Sr. and Murlie Baker Yeager. Cecil was a 1957 graduate of Fort Scott High School...
Arlene Harvey, age 90, LaCygne, Kan., passed away as the result of an automobile accident Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Funeral services 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, Calvary Baptist Church, LaCygne, Kan. Burial in the Cadmus Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. ...
WILLETA MARIE JOHNSON
Willeta Marie Johnson, age 65, Kansas City, Kan., formerly of Pleasanton, Kan., passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. ...
ALBERTA HELEN COOK
Alberta Helen Cook, age 84, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died early Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at Mercy Hospital. She was born in Fort Scott on Sept. 8, 1928, along with a twin brother, Albert, to parents Albert Hugh and Jessie May Johnson. On Sept. ...
Wallace Alton Ingram
Wallace Alton Ingram, age 80, former resident of Fort Scott, and more recently of Haines City, Fla., died Oct. 20, 2012, in Haines City. He married Ruby Richardson on April 25, 1986, in Winfield, Kan. She survives of the home. Wally was the former chamber manager in Fort Scott in the 1980s...
SYLVIA JUNE BYBEE
Sylvia June Bybee, 86, formerly of Fort Scott, passed away Tuesday morning Dec. 11, 2012, at the Cedar Crest Care Center in Broken Arrow. She was born Dec. 18, 1925, in Uniontown, Kan., the daughter of Alton Harry and Ellen Irene (Roberts) Clark. She married Hubert Eugene Bybee March 11, 1943, in Fort Scott, Kan. He preceded her in death Feb. 14, 1999...
LORETTA ANN REYNOLDS
Loretta Ann Reynolds, age 72, of La Cygne, Kan., died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo. Per Loretta's wishes she was cremated and there will be a celebration of her life from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at a family home 722 Vine St., La Cygne. The family suggests contributions to the Kansas City Hospice House left in care of the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, P.O Box 304, La Cygne, Kan., 66040...
Margie B. Dennis
Margie B. Dennis, age 87, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at the Medicalodges of Fort Scott. She was born Dec. 7, 1925, in Fulton, Kan., the daughter of Willis McNeil and Georgia Bishop McNeil. She married Hollie LaVerne "Kid" Dennis on Jan. 3, 1946, in Fort Scott. He preceded her in death on Dec. 1, 2010...
Mary Kathryn "Kitty" larsen
Mary Kathryn "Kitty" Larsen, age 80, resident of rural Fort Scott, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at her home. She was born May 20, 1932, in Uniontown, Kan., the daughter of Edmond Riley Brown and Deloris McGuire Brown. She graduated from Fort Scott High School in the class of 1948. She was retired as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell. She was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Genevieve E. Rose
Genevieve E. Rose, 90, former St. Joseph Hospital insurance clerk, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Downing and Lahey Mortuary East, Wichita. The funeral mass will be held Friday, Dec. 14 at 10:30 a.m. All Saints Catholic Church...
Edward Lee Umphenour
Edward Lee Umphenour, age 90, Pleasanton, Kan., passed away on Sunday Dec. 9, 2012, at Prescott Country View. He was born on July 27, 1922 at Pleasanton, the son of Walter and Anna Belle Ralph Umphenour. He was a Pleasanton High School Class of 1941 graduate. He married Katherine Dunavan on Dec. 24, 1942. She preceded him in death on Dec. 8, 2005...
BUDDY CLIFF ROUFS
Buddy Cliff Roufs, age 58, a resident of rural Mapleton, Kan., died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at his home. He was born July 15, 1954, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Clifford Antone Roufs and Margaret Ballard Roufs. He married Pamela Shepherd in March of 2009, in Miami, Okla...
ALFRED A. DOERFLER
Alfred A. Doerfler, age 82, passed away at his home in Auburn, Ca. on Nov. 25, 2012. He was born on Jan. 25, 1930, in Hays Kan., the son of Joseph and Albina Weigel Doerfler. During his younger years he was a chef, sculptor and jewelry designer in the Los Angeles, Calif., area...
Funeral services for Jerry Coonrod, 83, Lawrence, will be 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at First United Methodist Church, Lawrence. Burial will be in Fort Scott National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. He died Dec. 1 at his home in Lawrence. Jerry was born March 3, 1929, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of John and Hattie (Dearing) Coonrod...
BEVERLY ANN COYAN
Beverly "B. Ann" Coyan, 86, of Fort Scott, died Thursday evening, Nov. 29, 2012, at the Guest Home Estates. She was born Oct. 30, 1926, in Lawrence, Kan., the daughter of Harry Dowden and Eva (Greene) Brown. She married Robert L. "Bob" Coyan Oct. 21, 1947, in Coffeyville...
Martin L. Thimesch
Martin L. Thimesch, 61, Springfield, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, in his home following a short battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born March 4, 1951 in Springfield, Mo., the son of the late Herbert L. and Helen F. (Martin) Thimesch. He was also preceded in death by a brother, John Robert Holloman in 2003...
Roberto G. Bourbon
Roberto G. Bourbon, age 61, a resident of Fort Scott, died early Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at his home. He was born Jan. 26, 1951, in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, the son of Luis G. Bourbon and Maria Mercedes Feliciano Bourbon. He married Carmen Aran on December 16, 1978. The family moved from Puerto Rico to Alaska in the early 1980s where Roberto worked as an instrument and control technician for the Alaska Pipeline. They later moved to Lincoln, Neb., and then to Fort Scott in 2007...
Allen LeRoy Shafer
Allen LeRoy Shafer, 92, of Spring Hill, Kan., passed away Nov. 29, 2012, at his home. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Olathe. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Spring Hill, Kan., (913) 592-2244. Memorial Contributions may be made to Ocheltree Baptist Church. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com...
Roberto G. Bourbon
Roberto G. Bourbon, 61, a resident of Fort Scott, died early Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at his home. Services for Roberto Bourbon will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
Beverly Ann Coyan
Beverly "B. Ann" Coyan, 86, of Fort Scott, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at the Guest Home Estates. Per B. Ann's wishes, she was cremated and there will be a visitation only on Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 5:30-7 p.m., at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall St., P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kan...