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VIOLET M. FEAGINS

Thursday, December 29, 2011

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Violet M Feagins, 95, a former resident of Fort Scott, Kan., more recently of Belton, Mo., died Dec. 27, 2011, at Saint Luke's East Hospital in Lee's Summit, Mo. She was born Dec. 15, 1916, at Williamsburg, Kan., the daughter of Frank Graham and Sarah Alice Brooner Graham.

Violet has been a resident of Bourbon County, Kan., since 1918. She attended Dayton one-room country school and graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1935. She played violin in the high school orchestra.

She married Ross Henry Feagins on Sept. 20, 1936. He preceded her in death on May 11, 1996. Violet and her husband were successful farmers throughout their working years. Violet loved growing and harvesting crops, caring for animals, gardening, canning, quilting and socializing with neighbors. She was at one time a member of the Harding School board. In later years she enjoyed interaction with the public while working during the Christmas season at Whiteside's grocery sacking candy. In retirement years she cared for her home and large yard in Fort Scott and enjoyed attending auctions with friend Kenneth Davis, where she liked visiting with other "regulars."

Violet was baptized in the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and attended the Mapleton, Kan., branch for over 70 years where she was Sunday school teacher and secretary for many years. She was currently a member of the Fort Scott Restoration Branch.

Survivors include her son, Jimmie D. Feagins and wife Margaret (Peggy) of Belton, Mo.; two grandchildren, Laurie A Bassett of Raymore, Mo., and Bobby D. Feagins and wife Christi, also of Raymore; four great-granddaughters, Kylie Bassett attending university in Lamoni, Iowa, Morgan Bassett, 8, Emily Feagins, 7, and Hailey Feagins, 4; many cousins, nieces, nephews, one brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Lester, Clarence and Floyd Graham, and one sister Sylvia Nelson.

Elders Kenneth Tucker and Joe Beckham will conduct funeral services at 11 a.m. Friday in the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.