Charles Oliver Mabery, 85, resident of 1818 Tiernan Road, Fort Scott, Kan., died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007, at Fort Scott Medicalodge. He was born Sept. 29, 1921, in Copeland, Kan., the son of Charles D. Mabery and Amanda Gertrude Palmer Mabery. Charles graduated from the Fort Scott School system. He entered the United States Navy for two terms discharged in July of 1948 at Engineman Chief. He received the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, American Defense Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. Charles married Martisha Marlett on Sept. 15, 1947, in Benton County, Ark. Following his discharge from the Navy, the couple moved to Oregon. He was retired as a heavy equipment operator in construction while in Oregon. The couple returned to Fort Scott in 1997. Charles was a member of the Operating Engineers Local No. 701 of Portland, Ore.
Survivors include his wife, Martisha, of the home; one daughter, Marsha Westwick and husband Lou, Oregon City, Ore.; one grandson, Mike Shaupe and wife Nancy; one granddaughter, Kimberly Stewart, and two great grandchildren. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Hugo Mabery and Dudley Mabery; and three sisters, Nona Sexton, Ginny Wisdom and Ethel Drummon. Pastor James Casselman will conduct funeral service at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the U.S. National Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post No. 1165 VFW.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday in the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kan. 66701.