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Vivian C. Gier
1934 - 2010~`~Gier, Vivian C 58661759b. Jun. 18, 1934 d. Sep. 14, 2010Gier, Merle E 58677840b. Mar. 6, 1929 d. Sep. 11, 2003Lutheran Cemetery HeplerCrawford CountyKansas, USAGier, Oscar Jacob 58678162b. Dec. 11, 1885 d. Apr. 5, 1971Gier, Lizzie B Goff 50870069b. Apr. 23, 1900 d. 1972Gier, Charles Oscar 58678918b. Aug. 28, 1922 d. Nov. 11, 1990Hepler Cemetery HeplerCrawford CountyKansas, USA~`~SSDI Name Birth Death Age Last Address of Record Last Benefit Issued By GIER, OSCAR 11 Dec 1885 - Apr 1971 85 66701 (Fort Scott, Bourbon, KS) (none specified) Kansas GIER, LIZZIE 23 Apr 1900 - 15 Jul 1972 (V) 72 66701 (Fort Scott, Bourbon, KS) (none specified) Kansas GIER, CHARLES O 28 Aug 1922 - Nov 1990 68 (HC) (none specified) Kansas GIER, MERLE E 06 Mar 1929 - 11 Sep 2003 (V) 74 66743 (Girard, Crawford, KS) (none specified) Kansas ~`~http://www.rootsweb.ances.../cem-heplercity-A-J.html
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Lesley E. "Les" Lorenz
1928 - 2010
Lesley E. "Les" Lorenz1928 - 2010
Visitation Date and Location: The family will receive friends at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, September 16, 2010.
Funeral Service Date and Location: 1:30 p.m., Friday, September 17, 2010, at the First Baptist Church in Parsons.
Memorials:Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church of Parsons.
Lesley E. "Les" Lorenz, 82, of Parsons, died at 11 p.m., Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at the Parsons Presbyterian Manor.
He was born July 25, 1928, at Loyal (near Okeene), Oklahoma to Harry and Freda (Weber) Lorenz.
He grew up on the family farm in that area and attended schools there, graduating from the Loyal High School in 1946.
He moved with his parents to a farm north of Altamont in 1951.
He worked on the family farm and at the O. E. Woods Lumber Co. before becoming employed by Union Gas Co. He first delivered propane gas and later became plant manager for the company at Columbus and then at Parsons and eventually became area manager.
Les was a faithful servant of the Lord. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Parsons, where he had been a deacon, youth sponsor and choir member many years. He became a licensed lay minister and served at the Dennis Baptist Church and Kincaid Baptist Church. He was ordained while serving in Kincaid. Later he served as part-time pastor of the Grant Avenue Baptist Church in Chanute and the First Baptist Church in Pittsburg. After suffering a stroke he had to withdraw from his ministerial work.
He enjoyed woodworking , doing home remodeling and making wood furniture for his daughters and grandchildren. His garage was his "man cave". He loved to garden.
He loved his family and friends and possessed a good sense of humor.
On December 25, 1951 he married Nadine Amrine at the First Baptist Church of Parsons.
Survivors include his wife –Nadine Lorenz, of the home; two daughters – Rev. Debi Lorenz of Parsons; Connie Bolt, of Parsons; two grandsons: Jason Bolt and his wife Darah, of Riverton; Josh Bolt and his wife Minna of Parsons; and five great-grandchildren - Bryce, Ethan, Ragan, Jaxen and Grayson.
Preceding him in death were his parents; three brothers, Daryl Lorenz, his twin, Wesley Lorenz and Frank Lorenz.
FUNERAL SERVICE – will be at 1:30 p.m., Friday, at the First Baptist Church in Parsons.
Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday.
Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church of Parsons. They may be left at or sent to the funeral home at Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com
Thomas "Tom" Cussimanio
1914 - 2010
Thomas "Tom" Cussimanio1914 - 2010
Rosary Service Date and Location: The Rosary will be at 7:00 p.m., Friday at the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Girard
Visitation Date and Location: The family will receive friends following the Rosary. Friends may call after 2:00 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.
Mass Of Christian Burial Service Date and Location: 10:30 a.m., Saturday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Girard
Memorials:Memorials are suggested to St. Michael’s Church or to the donor’s choice.
Thomas "Tom" Cussimanio, 96, of Girard, died at 6:45 p.m., Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at his residence in Girard.
He was born May 10, 1914 in Capaldo, Kansas, a son of Antonio and Nora (Lance) Cussimanio.
He grew up and attended schools in Capaldo.
He served in the US Navy during W.W.II.
He married Hazel L. Miller on January 1, 1937 in Carthage, Missouri. She survives of the home.
At an early age, he worked in the coal mines in the area and later he worked as an auto body repairman at M. & M. Motors and Hiway Motors, both of Girard. Before retiring, he was a fireman at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant in Parsons, Kansas.
He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Girard and the George C. Brown Post No. 26, American Legion of Girard.
He enjoyed his family, being outdoors, hunting and fishing.
He was an avid sports fan and he enjoyed watching the Girard Trojans, the Pittsburg State University Gorillas, and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Survivors, in addition to his wife of the home are sons Thomas J. Cussimanio and Flora of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts and Richard C. Cussimanio of Girard; a daughter, Linda Spicer and Larry of Pittsburg, Kansas; eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; a brother, Bert Cussimanio of Clearfield, Utah and sisters Nora Payne of Frontenac, Kansas, Loretta Massinger of Walnut Creek, California and Bernice Shepherd of Livermore, California.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tony and Nora Cussimanio; a son, William E. Cussimanio, on July 27, 2009; a sister, Ann Vaughn; and his brothers Joe, Henry, Louie, and Tony Cussimanio.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Girard with Fr. Lawrence Carney officiating.
Burial will be in the Girard Cemetery
The Rosary will be at 7:00 p.m., Friday at the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Girard where the family will receive friends following the Rosary.
Friends may call after 2:00 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to St. Michael’s Church or to the donor’s choice and these may be left at the church or the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home, 518 W St. John, Box 258, Girard, 66743.
Condolences may be sent to www.wallfuneralservices.com
William E. (Bill) CussimanioFebruary 12, 1943 - July 27, 2009
William E. (Bill) Cussimanio was born February 12, 1943 to Tom and Hazel (Miller) Cussimanio in Girard, Kansas.
Bill had two brothers, Tom and Richard, and a sister, Linda.
He grew up in Girard and attended Girard schools, graduating from Girard High School in 1961. During his high school years, Bill enjoyed working to make extra money at Mead's Grocery Store and Nick's Drive-In and spending time with his friends, many of whom remained close to him.
He graduated from Pittsburg State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and was a proud PSU Gorilla.
Bill married Judy Hess and together they moved throughout the Midwest as Bill accepted sales positions with Chiquita, STP and Ames Lawn and Garden Tools. Eventually they settled in Castle Pines, Colorado.
Bill and Judy later divorced.
In 1998, Bill married Patricia Boatman Wutke. He took great pleasure in his travels with Pat and the joys of being a family with her daughters and their families. He was a loving Grandpa to his four grandchildren. Bill was a devoted husband to Pat during her lengthy illness and until her death in 2007.
Bill joined Ames in 1975, and in 1991 he was appointed general sales manager for the western United States. Bill was a successful salesman and made many friendships among business associates. He was rewarded for his success in sales with trips to SuperBowls, cruises, and other vacations. After retirement from Ames, Bill founded Western Sales and Service, an independent lawn and garden tool distribution company.
He was also successful as an independent investor and stock trader.
Bill valued his family, and was generous and caring toward them, always assisting in whatever way he could. In recent months, Bill made frequent visits to family throughout the United States.
On June 28, 2009, Bill suffered serious injuries as a result of a fall at his home. He made a valiant effort at recovery until his peaceful death on July 27.
Bill is survived by his parents of Girard, his brothers Tom and wife Flo of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts and Richard of Girard, and his sister Linda and her husband Larry Spicer of Chicopee and 2 nieces, 6 nephews, 7 grandnieces and grandnephews, his mother-in-law Louise Boatman, sister-in-law Jan McCracken and husband Ken Brown, step-daughters and grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be at 10:30 A.M., Monday at the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Girard with Fr. Lawrence Carney officiating.
Burial will be in the Girard Cemetery.
Friends may call after 1:00 P.M., Sunday at the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation or Max Fund and these may be left at the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home, 518 W St. John, Box 258, Girard, 66743.
Morning Sun, The (Pittsburg, KS)Published: August 1, 2009
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Donald D. Lamb
1948 - 2010
Edythe Clare Williams McNally, 93, of Pittsburg, Kansas, passed away at 5:30 a.m., Thursday, September 16, 2010, at Via Christi Village, Pittsburg.
She was born December 13, 1916, in Chicago, Illinois to Timothy Francis and Pearl (Penson) Williams.
She attended Aquinas Catholic High school in Chicago.
While living in London, England with her parents she attended The University of London and also attended The Institute of Higher Learning University in Switzerland. She attended Mundelein College in Chicago and graduated from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas in 1951 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
She married, Pittsburg Industrialist, Edward Thomas McNally on May 30, 1940 at St. Phillip Neri Catholic Church in Chicago. He preceded her in death on April 4, 1998.
Mrs. McNally was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and the Altar Society, Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce, Crestwood Country Club and former member of The Kansas City Club, Kansas City, Missouri.
She also held membership and was affiliated with: Kansas Crippled Children’s Service League Board of Directors, Pittsburg Girl Scout Council Board of Directors (was responsible for “integrating” the Scouting Program in Pittsburg), Kansas Mother of the Year Selection Committee, Volunteer of the Year… Mt. Carmel-1989, Parsons State Hospital… Volunteer, Pittsburg City Recreation Commission Board of Directors, McNally Pittsburg Mfg. Corp… Board of Directors, Kansas Geological Survey Board of Directors, President… Crestwood Country Club, Created the “Pittsburg Beautiful” committee, Mt. Carmel Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors/President, Mt. Carmel Medical Center Hospice Volunteer, Pittsburg State University Foundation Board of Directors, Mt. Carmel Cancer Center… Co-chairman fundraiser, Pittsburg Duplicate Bridge Club.
She also began the Mt. Carmel Medical Center “Gala” in order to raise money for special needs for the Cancer Center.
She was instrumental in influencing others who would then support the University in providing major gifts to the Pittsburg State University College of Business and the Kelce Planetarium and the Kansas Technology Center. Other interests included: bridge, bowling, golf (Crestwood Country Club Ladies Club Championship-1968) and she supported and loved the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Missouri.
She was a world traveler with her husband and family.
Mr. & Mrs. McNally were honored in 1983 with the Edythe & Edward McNally Day because of their involvement in the Pittsburg Community.
She is survived by her children, three daughters, Eileen Swearingen and her husband, Jim of Leawood, Kansas, Peggy Harth (Malcom Lyons) of Pittsburg, KS, and Anne Hyatt and husband, Bill of Pittsburg, Kansas, two sons, Tim McNally and his wife, Christy of Mulberry, Kansas and Tom McNally and his wife, Chris of Pittsburg, Kansas, 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband she is preceded in death by her parents, brother, Wes Williams, son, Michael, three infant children, Daniel, Clare, & Jane, and son–in-law Gary Harth.
Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m., Monday (Sept. 20) at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with Father Thomas Stroot as celebrant.
Burial will be in the Highland Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Michael Harth, David Swearingen, Edward McNally II, Matthew McNally, Stuart McNally, Daniel McNally, Patrick McNally and Thomas Hyatt. Honorary Pallbearers will be Wendell Wilkinson, William Nelson, Dennis Kavanagh, Richard Miller, Kyle Wilkinson, Cody Wilkinson, Joann Grotheer, Renee Lomax, Teresa Dixon, Elizabeth Cosby and Helen Zimmerman.
A Liturgical Wake Service will be read at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, where the family will receive friends afterwards until 8:00 p.m.
Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, at the Brenner Mortuary.
The family suggests memorials to the Edward T. and Edythe C. McNally Scholarship Fund at Pittsburg State University and/or Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Memorial Fund.
These may be left at or mailed to the Brenner Mortuary, 114 E. 4th St., Pittsburg, Kansas 66762.
Friends may also leave condolences online at www.brennermortuary.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, Kansas.
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Vernon Eugene Fouts, 83, of Bronson, Fla., died Sunday, September 26, 2010 at the Tri County Hospice Center in Chiefland, Florida.He was born on August 25, 1927 in Parsons Kansas to the late Verlie and Marie (Keene) Fouts.He married Rosaleen Smith on March 24, 1945 in Parsons, Kansas, she survives.He was employed by Foodtown Stores, Pittsburg Kansas from 1958 to 1982, having served as Market Manager, Store Manager, Assistant Meat Supervisor, Produce Supervisor, Vice President and Director of Sales and Merchandising. He then co-owned Vern’s Food Fair in Golden City, Missouri until his retirement in 1992.He was a member of the Parsons Kansas Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years. He and his wife are members of the Community Church in Joplin , Missouri.He was a veteran of the US Naval Reserve serving in both WWII and the Korean War. During the Korean War, he served on both the USS Murrelet and the LST # 799.Surviving are his wife of 65 years: Rosaleen (Smith) Fouts of the home. Shari Rice, granddaughter (whom they raised from birth) and James O. Rice III, grand son in law, Great Grand daughter Mackenzie McCallister, Great Grand Son, Joshua Rice all of Bronson, Florida.Military honors will be presented by the VFW of Chiefland, Florida.Services will be held Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. at the Gainesville Church of God in Gainesville, Florida.
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