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Tue, Jul 12, 2011 2:38 PM
The Morning Sun - Tuesday, July 12, 2011
MULBERRY — Ida Mae Douglas, 78, of Mulberry died at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 9, 2011 at her home.
Mrs. Douglas was born December 19, 1932 at Arcadia, Kansas the daughter of Homer and Orpha Cox West.
Ida was a homemaker who was raised in Arcadia and Mulberry and attended Mulberry schools. She lived in Kansas City, Missouri until moving back to Mulberry in 1988.
She married Billy J. Douglas on December 23, 1950 at Mulberry, Kansas. Mr. Douglas survives at the home. She was a member of the Lighthouse Tabernacle Church in Pittsburg.
Survivors include her husband Billy of the home; three daughters, Linda Joyce Smith of Lenexa, Kansas, Jane Ann Funk of Overland Park, Kansas and Tammy Jo Shaw of Mulberry; a sister, Erma McClure of Columbus; two brothers, Leroy West of Neodesha and Marvin West of Overland Park; seven grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Lloyd West and Mervin West; a sister, Belva Gallaway; and a great great grandchild, Faith Smith.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at the Bedene Funeral Home at Arma with Pastor Daryl Gaddy and Pastor Ken Smith officiating.
Burial will be at the Rosebank Cemetery at Mulberry.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to service time Tuesday at the Bedene Chapel.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Bedene Funeral Home, 517 E. Washington, P.O. Box 621, Arma, Kansas 66712.
Wed, Jul 13, 2011 3:53 PM
The Morning Sun - Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Mary was born December 13, 1930 at Carl Junction, MO one of the ten children of Walter Leroy Sr. and Mary Abbie (Ford) Main. She attended the Church of God and was a talented quilter and enjoyed working in her garden.
On January 9, 1989, she married Earl Ezria Frayer at Mindenmines, and he survives of the home.
Additional survivors include one daughter Judy & David Seaton, of Mesa, AZ; two brothers, Jimmie & Joan Main of Arkansas City, KS and William & Virginia Main of Pittsburg, KS; three sisters, Peggy & Jim Chambers of Kansas City, KS, Janice Gott of Valley Falls, KS, and Patricia White of Frontenac, KS, and several nieces and nephews.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Kenneth Main, Walter Leroy Main Jr., and Donnie Ray Main; and one sister, Gladys Elliott.
Funeral Service for Mary will be 1:00 pm Friday, July 15, 2011 at Daniel Funeral Home. Burial will be at Crocker Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6 to 7 pm Thursday at Daniel Funeral Home.
Contributions are suggested to American Heart Association in care of Daniel Funeral Home.
Condonences may be left at www.danielfuneralhome.net
She attended Cockerill High School and on November 23, 1946 married Otto M. (Pete) Oehme. She was a dedicated wife and mother, taking great pleasure in her home, family and friends. She was a member of the First Christian Church, a volunteer at Mt. Carmel Hospital and a member of the Beauceants and Order of Eastern Star of Pittsburg. She was a lifelong resident of Pittsburg, Kansas, until recent years.
She is survived by three children: Jack L. Oehme and wife, Jennifer of Alexandria, VA, Jacqueline Talman and fiancé, Stan Cyphers of Fairway, KS and Randy P. Oehme and wife, Sue of Steamboat Springs, CO; two grandsons Jason P. Oehme of Steamboat Springs and Eric C. Phillips and wife, Alison of Lee’s Summit, MO; and two great-grandsons Lyle and Wyatt Phillips of Lee’s Summit, MO. She is also survived by two sisters, Flora Vena and Lena Haynes and many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by husband, Pete Oehme and siblings Arthur and Joseph Maghe, Amelia Maniez, Louise Edwards and Becky Layton.
Aline moved to Johnson County Kansas in her later years. She was a resident of The Court at Overland Park for the past three years. She enjoyed her life at the memory care home. The family is grateful to all her caregivers for their compassion, patience and care.
The family will receive visitors on Thursday, July 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the home of Stan Cyphers and Jacqueline Talman, 5546 Fairway Rd, Fairway, KS.
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday (July 15) at the First Christian Church in Pittsburg, with Rev. Kevin Arensman officiating. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time, Friday at the Church. The family suggests memorials to the Red Cross, Joplin Relief Effort. These may be left at or mailed to the Brenner Mortuary, 114 East 4th St., Pittsburg, KS 66762. Friends may leave condolences online at www.brennermortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, KS.
He was born March 27, 1944 to Huston and Alfa Ewing Puckett. Gary grew up in Pittsburg and attended Pittsburg schools graduating in 1962.
He worked at Moore’s Furniture, Ace Truck Stop, Orlando Trucking, and Hofer & Hofer Trucking. He moved to New Mexico to work in a truck stop and later owned his own service station. He was currently the manager of Artesia Auto Parts.
He married Bobbie Crowell in August 1976. She preceded him in death in January 2008.
He was also preceded in death by his father, mother, and brother Ron.
He is survived by his step-mother Dollene Puckett, brother Bob Puckett, step-daughters Elaine Evans and LaVena Skelton.
Cremation has taken place with no formal services planned.
www.artesiafunerals.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1205874&fh_id=12659www.artesiafunerals.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=671956&fh_id=12659Gary Dean Puckett (March 27, 1944 - July 5, 2011)
Memorial Services were held for Gary Dean Puckett of Artesia, N.M. at the Lake Arthur (NM) Methodist Church Saturday, July 16, 2011, at 10 a.m. with Don Johnston officiating.
Gary died July 5, 2011, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. He was 67.
Gary was born on March 27, 1944 in Pittsburg, Kansas. His parents are Houston and Dolly Puckett.
He graduated from Pittsburg High School in 1962, and for many years drove a truck from coast to coast.
He moved to Artesia in 1973, and on Aug. 5, 1976 he married Bobbie Tidwell in Carlsbad, N.M. The same month he went to work as counterman for Artesia Car Parts, Inc., and remained a faithful and loyal employee for 35 years.
His wife Bobbie preceded him in death Jan. 13, 2008.
He was also preceded in death by his father Houston, and by a brother Ronnie.
Gary loved to fish, and until his health prevented it, he and his wife spent his off time fishing at the lake in Carlsbad.He liked planting a garden and taking care of his chickens. Gary was also a history buff, especially Native American history, and visited numerous museums across the country. In a way he was a history teacher on rural America to his customers and friends.
Although he was not a Shriner the Ballut Abyad Temple in Albuquerque honored him with an Award of Appreciation for selling the Shrine onions to help crippled children.
Survivors include his Mother, Dolly Puckett of Pittsburg, Kansas, brother Bob Puckett, wife Jeanie, and daughter Stacie of Cherokee, Kansas, former sister-in-law Suzie Carmichael and children, Michael Puckett, Sara Puckett, and Janice Martinez, two stepdaughters Elaine Evans and husband Bruce of Lubbock, and La Vena Skelton and husband Kyle of Leveland, Texas, grandson David Rains of Halton City, Texas, granddaughter Anne Flores and husband John of Carlsbad, and two great-grandchildren, Marcie and Sebastian Flores of Carlsbad.
Thu, Jul 14, 2011 3:20 PM
The Morning Sun - Thursday, July 14 2011
She was born on March 6, 1916, at Englevale, KS, the daughter of Thomas Ellis and Anna Pearl (Karns) Dawson. She graduated from Arma High School in 1933 and Courtney Business College in 1935.
On June 21, 1948 she was united in marriage to Ernest E. Garrison at Pittsburg, KS, he preceded her in death on November 23, 1998.
Mrs. Garrison was employed at Ramsay’s as a bookkeeper, as a timekeeper and payroll clerk during the war for the Municipal Airport, also worked at National Bank as a bookkeeper. She was then employed at Hagman Candy Company as a cost accountant from 1945 to 1950.
She was a member of the South Broadway Baptist Church, where she was a past deaconess and also held an office in the American Baptist Women’s Association. She worked on the election board for 35 years, and for several years as supervising judge.
She is survived by a daughter, Carol Garrison of Frontenac, KS; a son, Ron Garrison and wife, Karen of Tulsa, OK; and a granddaughter, Kim Miller and her husband, James and grandson, Jeff Garrison; and a great-granddaughter due in September; two brother-in-laws, Kenneth Bean and Bill Brown; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother William Dawson, six sisters; Gladys M. Appino, Dorothy Pugh, Helen Bean, Jean Volz, Norma Brown and Goldie Morrell.
Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday (July 16) at the Brenner Mortuary in Pittsburg, with Rev. Dan Moss officiating. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where friends may call after 10 a.m. The family suggests memorials to the South Broadway Baptist Church. These may be left at or mailed to the Brenner Mortuary, 114 East 4th St., Pittsburg, KS 66762. Friends may leave condolences online at www.brennermortuary.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, KS. www.brennermortuary.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1208285&fh_id=11441
Graveside Service 3:00 p.m. Friday, July 15, 2011 Monmouth Cemetery, Monmouth, Kansas.
Arrangements under the direction of Derfelt Funeral Home of Columbus. www.derfeltfuneralhome.com - www.wallfuneralservices.com
Fri, Jul 15, 2011 3:05 PM
The Morning Sun - Friday, July 15, 2011
Mary Frances Meyer was born on June 2, 1931 in Fort Scott, KS to Herman and Rose (Fox) Meyer. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1949, and upon graduation entered Mt. Carmel School of Nursing. She worked as a registered nurse in Pitcher, OK and Leavenworth, KS where she met Robert Leo Duffin. They were married at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church on June 2, 1954. She and Bob had 3 daughters in Leavenworth, where Bob farmed with his father. In 1960 they moved to rural Weir, KS where Bob farmed with her father. They had 4 more children after moving to SE Kansas. She was a farm wife and mother to their 7 children.
On September 26, 1964, Bob passed away. Mary Frances went to work at Maude Norton Hospital in Columbus where she worked until her retirement in 1994. She was also involved in her family’s farming operation.
Mary Frances was a member of St. Bridget’s Catholic Church her entire life, where she was involved in the Alter Society. She also served as a CYO youth advisor for many years.
She was an avid supporter of the county 4-H program, and served in various capacities including club and project leader. The fair was the highlight of her summer. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family. She loved family “get-togethers”, and instilled a sense of family unity and loyalty by organizing family dinners and reunions. She also loved to travel with her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by two sons and their spouses, Bob and Kelly Duffin of Weir, and Gary and Martha Duffin of Kansas City, MO; 5 daughters and their spouses, Mary Pat and Bob Burgan and Rosalie and John Lopp, both of Columbus, Cathy and Jay Albright of Stillwater, OK, Theresa and Jimmy Johnson of Durham, NC and Becky and Kenny Martin of Cherokee, 3 brothers and a sister, 18 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers and a sister.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 am, Monday, July 18, 2011 at the St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Scammon, KS with Fr. Chrysostom Ah Maung as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Bridget’s Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the church in Scammon from 6 pm, Sunday, July 17 until the rosary begins at 7pm. Condolences may be left at www.bathnaylor.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Bridget’s Catholic Church, Pittsburg State University Foundation or Cherokee Co. 4-H Foundation; these may be left at or mailed to the funeral home. Services by Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 104 W. Main, Weir, KS 66781.
He was born February 16, 1962 in Pittsburg; he was the son of Billie Goste & the Late George Pope. Step father Walter Hutchens.
He loved watching movies, listening to music, socializing with neighbors, and his long time pet BANDIT.
Survivors include his mother Billie Goste of Pittsburg 4 sisters and five brothers. Janice and husband Dick Collins of Girard, Kathy and husband Ron Mishmash of Pittsburg, Donna and husband Joseph Merrill of Olathe, Lisa Hutchens-Mapes of Oklahoma, David Pope & Gina of Emporia, Danny and wife Cassie Pope, Jimmy and wife Toni Hutchens, John Hutchens & Cindy.
Survivors also include 13 Nieces & Nephews.
He attended Pittsburg High School & Pittsburg State University Vocational School for Auto Body. He was employed by International Paper & Vilela Body Shop
He was preceded in death by his father George Raymond Pope, his brother Raymond Pope, and nephew Carl Mishmash III and his Paternal Grandparents William & Nellie West.Private family Burial will take place at a later date. His final resting place will be Sheffield Cemetery.
Preceded in death by husband, Robert and brother, Don Oertle. Survived by sons, Royce and Reece; grandchildren, Jason, Joshua and Janae; great-grandchildren, Treyton and Maisie; sister, Charlotte Monahan; and many friends.
Virda was a brilliant woman and an artist. She was a hard worker, working until the age of 78.
Her career included, real estate agent, grain elevator secretary and convenience store manager. Virda was a very giving and loyal individual. She adopted and raised her two children. She was generous and helped many people in their time of need.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial 6:00PM Friday July 15 with visitation beginning at 5:00PM at The Church of St. Olaf, 8th St. and 2nd Ave South, Minneapolis. Private interment Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina, Kansas. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to the Church of St. Olaf.A special thanks to Suzy Schomberg, Hospice of the Twin Cities, and American Security Inc., and the Staff at St. Olaf Church for the loving care given to Virda and her family over the past few years.
Sat, Jul 16, 2011 1:36 PM
The Morning Sun - Saturday, July 16, 2011
Olive was born March 9, 1915 in Rural Cherokee County, Ks to the union of Herbert Harvey and Fannie Kansas (Heistand) Paradee. She attended Kansas Teachers College, obtaining her teaching certificate. Following she taught in a one room school house. She was very proud of the fact that her children graduated college. She was united in marriage March 21, 1936 in Vinta, Oklahoma to Luther Eugene Emerson. He precedes her in death. Olive was a homemaker loving and caring for her family and friends. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Columbus, KS. Her and luther were members of the Slighty Square, Square dance club. She loved sewing, knitting, crocheting, writing and reading poetry.
Olive was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sisters and two brothers; three grandchildren Barbara Emerson, David Emerson, and Marjorie Norris.
She is survived by one son Robert Eugene Emerson and wife Jeanette of Adrian, Mo; three daughters Patricia McDonald and husband John of Huntsville, Alabama, Betty Wintle and husband James R. of Durant, Ok, Carolyn Sue McColm of Pittsburg, KS; one brother Robert Paradee of Cave-in-rock, Il; one sister Bonnie Ligon of Columbus, Ks; five grandchildren, alan McCrispin and wife susan of Huntsville, Al, Donna Benedict and husband David of Scammon, Ks, Anne Ortega and husband Junar of Edinboro, PN, Brian Mccolm and wife Angela of Wichita, Ks, and James E. Wentle and wife Jennifer of Alexandria, VA; eight great grandchildren and four great great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 18, 2011 at Derfelt Funeral Home of Columbus. Burial will follow in Lone Elm Cemetery. Family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, Columbus, KS in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.dereltfuneralhomes.com.
Terry was a carpenter for Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kansas. He served 4 years in the U. S. Navy aboard the battleship USS Iowa taking part in the Korean Conflict.
He visited numerous countries during Iowa cruises. He was united in marriage to Marilyn Simmons of Sarnia, Canada in Las Cruces NM in 1961.
He is survived by twin sons Gary of Wichita & Larry (Tom) and grandson Logan of Garden City; sister Sharon Motto of Pittsburg, brother Gary Fears of Lakeland, Florida; half-sister Gloria Lourentzos of Seaside, California; half brother Bruce Fears of Ogden, Utah; and cousin Nina Douglas of Pittsburg.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and his daughter, Wanda Lee Linker of Wichita and a sister, Sandra Fears of Pittsburg.
Private services were held in Las Vegas. The family gratefully acknowledges the personal services provide by Terry’s nephew, Eric Fears & by Tal Buset, both of Las Vegas. Per his request, Terry was cremated.
She was born May 28, 1931 to Glen Dewaine and Elizabeth Delores (Uhren) Clark. Betty attended school at Cockerill and Frontenac.
On June 21, 1947 she was united in marriage to Lute Alfred Gintner. He survives.Betty spent her entire life in this area. She worked numerous years at her mother’s restaurant, Chicken Liz’s.
Survivors include 1 son, Tim Gintner and a daughter, Mary Warrick and husband Johnny, both of Pittsburg. 5 grandchildren; Kristy Sailors of Paola, KS. Terri Gintner of Harrison, MO; Ashton, Libby, and Luten Warrick of Pittsburg. 1 great-granddaughter, Carlie Pichler; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents. 2 brothers, Glen Lee Clark and James Wayne Clark.
Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 18 2011 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frontenac with Father Thomas Stroot as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Frontenac. The parish rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Sunday at Friskel Funeral Home in Frontenac where the family will receive friends following the rosary until 8 p.m.
Friends may call the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday. Condolences can be sent to www.friskelfuneralhome.com. The family suggests memorials be given to the American Heart Association. Memorials may be brought by or mailed to the Friskel Funeral Home 230 East McKay, Frontenac, KS 66763.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Julius and Cora Panter Hecht, and his sister Dorothy Hecht Snyder.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Amy Pearl. Hecht, his son, David Hecht (Beth) of Maryland, his daughter, Ruth E. Wilson (Martin) of California, grandson, Steven Hecht, granddaughter, Karen Hecht, sister, Elcie Smith, 5 nieces and 5 nephews.
He taught in a rural school for 2 years before enrolling at Kansas State College of Agriculture & Applied Sciences, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture and journalism. He also taught veterans in Phillipsburg, Kansas. He was a 4H Club Agent in the Agriculture Extension Service in Paola and Topeka, Kansas. He earned his MS in Extension Education and his PHD in Sociology from Colorado State University.
He taught Sociology at Kansas State College in Pittsburg, KS, followed by 20 years at ETSU in Johnson City, retiring in 1991.
He married Amy Virginia Pearl of Chamois, Missouri on July 14, 1956, one year after meeting at a workshop on Human Relations and Human Development held at Cornell University for one extension agent from each state.
His special interests were camping, working with youth, especially at Covenant Presbyterian Church, where he was a member and an elder, traveling, photography, and planning and building their family residences. He enjoyed woodworking, making furniture for family, friends and his church. In his retirement, he had an enjoyable worthwhile 8-year experience mentoring Bradley Barnet in the Big Brother program.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 603 Sunset, Johnson City, on Saturday, July 16, 2011, at 7:00 P.M., followed by a reception with family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Covenant Presbyterian Church.
Online condolences are available at: www.morrisbaker.com. In charge of arrangements, Morris – Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37601 or (423) 282-1521.
Sun, Jul 17, 2011 12:12 PM
The Morning Sun - Sunday, July 17, 2011
She was born February 26, 1908 in Scammon, KS the daughter of Eugene P. and Lucy (Sweeny) McGraw. She was a graduate of Pittsburg High School.
Norah married Paul C. Ahrens on January 14, 1930; he preceded her in death in 1978.
She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church of Pittsburg.
Norah worked as a telephone operator for 18 years. She later worked at Mt. Carmel Hospital as a nurse’s aide for 20 years. She also worked at Anshire’s Garment Factory and Parsons Ammunition Plant.
Survivors include a daughter, Doloros J. Yoakam and husband Ted of Arma, KS; a son, David Ahrens and wife Linn of Pratt, KS. 16 Grandchildren, 31 Great-grandchildren and 5 Great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter Mary Colleen Jones; 2 sisters and 3 brothers.
Mass of Christian burial will be 9:30 A.M., Wednesday, July 20 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Pittsburg with Father Mike Baldwin as celebrant. Burial will follow at Highland Park Cemetery. Parrish rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 19 at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Pittsburg. Condolences can be sent to www.bathnaylor.com.
The family suggests memorials be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and/or Our Lady of Lourdes Altar Society. Memorials can be dropped of or mailed to Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 South Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762.
Tue, Jul 19, 2011 1:45 PM
The Morning Sun - Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Marc E. Martin, 47 years old, of Pittsburg , KS, passed away by natural causes July 15, 2011 in Pittsburg.He was born September 3, 1963 in Pittsburg KS. He was the loving son of Ronald B. and Diana K. Martin.Survivors include his mother, Diana K. Martin of Pittsburg, 3 sisters, Tracy L. Naumann and husband Kevin of Pueblo West, CO, Megan McWilliams and husband Jeff of Dallas, TX, and Emily Martin of College Station, TX., 1 brother, Dave Martin and wife Lindsay of Fort Smith, AR. 3 Nephews, Cody, Casey, and Calen Naumann and 2 Grandmothers. He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Martin and 2 grandfathers. Marc was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend.
Juanita Meyer, 89 of Pittsburg, died July 17, 2011 at the Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg.She was born September 6, 1921 in Neodesha, KS and came to Pittsburg at the age of three. She graduated from P.H.S. with the class of 1938.
Donald E. “Donnie” Carter, 71, of St. Paul, died at 11:25 a.m., Sunday, July 17, 2011, at Labette Health in Parsons.
Amanda Rose Lane, age 25 of Joplin, passed away at 10:12 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, 2011 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Pittsburg, Kan.
Martha A. Rahe, 57, of Independence, MO passed away July 15, 2011 at Centerpoint Medical Center. A memorial visitation will be held from 1-2:00 p.m. followed by a 2:00 p.m. service on Saturday, July 23, at the Carson-Speaks Chapel, 1501 W. Lexington Ave., Independence, MO. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Wed, Jul 20, 2011 10:06 AM
The Morning Sun - Wednesday, July 20, 2011
She was born on February 27, 1915, at Girard, KS, the daughter of Albert and Barbara (Engle) Clausen. She attended local schools and graduated from Girard High School in 1934.
On January 12, 1941, she was united in marriage to J. Leonard Vance. He preceded her in death on March 19, 1970.
Mrs. Vance worked for various local businesses.
Membership was held in the Rob Morris Chapter No. 74 Order of the Eastern Star. She was a former member of the White Shrine of Pittsburg and Frontenac Eagles Auxiliary. She also worked the election board for over 60 years.
She is survived by a daughter, Lavon Barthelme of Frontenac, KS; two sons, Delbert Vance of Pittsburg, KS, and Richard Vance of Raytown, MO., twelve grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband she is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Marguerite Hunt and Alma Harmon and three brothers, George (twin brother), Lawrence and Clarence Clausen.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 22, 2011 at the Brenner Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home. Friends may leave condolences online at www.brennermortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, KS.
Thu, Jul 21, 2011 10:52 AM
The Morning Sun - Thursday, July 21, 2011
A service in celebration of her life will be held Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Rader Funeral Chapel in Longview with family receiving friends following the service. Interment in San Antonio will be at a later date with services under the direction of Rader Funeral Home.
Born December 29, 1916 in Pittsburg, Kansas to George Charles Gilbert and Bernice Ruth Marvin Gilbert, she attended Pittsburg schools and graduated valedictorian of Pittsburg High School in 1934. She attended Kansas State Teachers College and graduated from business school in Oklahoma City, OK. On September 21, 1939, she married the love of her life, Thayer E. (Ted) Acord, in Oklahoma City and they celebrated sixty-two years of marriage before his death in May 2002.
The Acords made their first home in Schenectady, New York, where Thayer worked for the General Electric Company in a career that spanned 42 years. Shortly after the arrival of their first-born daughter Linda they moved to Dallas, Texas, their home for nearly thirty years. There the family grew with the additions of Karen, Ken, and Susan. Rosalie was involved in school/extracurricular activities of her children and also served as president of Charity League and Cresset Club. She was a member of the Garden Gate Garden Club, the Order of the Eastern Star, and the University Park United Methodist Church. In 1969 Thayer's employer transferred him to San Antonio and the Acords with their two youngest children made the move to the Alamo city where they lived for another thirty-plus years and were members of Coker United Methodist Church.
Rosalie spent the last seven years in Longview, Tx. She shared her love of cooking, books, music, and gardening with her family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, her parents, a brother Robert Gilbert, her brothers-in-law Max Bates and Randall Acord, sister-in-law Marion Acord, and niece Gia Reve Bates.
Survivors include her daughters and their spouses, Linda Pursley and Lee Wain of Longview, TX.; Karen Shields and Jimmy of Mountain View, AR.; Susan Murphie and Bill of Lexington, KY.; and son Ken Acord of Austin, TX.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister Georgia Eva Bates of Columbus, KS., and niece Gay Lynn Morgan of Columbus, KS.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, P.O. Box 199300, Dallas, TX 75219-9842; American Heart Association, 1125 Judson Road, Ste. 150, Longview, TX 75601, Coker United Methodist Church, 231 North Loop Rd., San Antonio, TX 78216 or charity of your choice.
A memorial guestbook may be signed at www.raderfh.com. http://raderfh.com/_mgxroot/page_10780.php
Born in Pittsburg, KS on Dec. 29, 1916Departed on Jul. 18, 2011 and resided in Longview, TX.
Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011
Mission Burial Park North
Mr. Bolds was born April 8, 1944 at Kansas City, Kansas the son of Harry F. and Betty J. Henderson Halstead Sr. Mr. Bolds was a receiving-shipping clerk for International Paper Company. He was raised in Kansas City, Kansas and graduated from Rosedale High School in 1964 and lived in Kansas City prior to moving to Mulberry in 1981. He married Goldie Lawler on October 10, 1965 at Kansas City, Kansas. Mrs. Molds survives at the home. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frontenac, a 28-year member of the Mulberry Fire Department, and a former member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles.
Survivors include his wife, Goldie of the home; a daughter, Tresha Bolds Tanner and her husband Leland of Seneca, Missouri; a granddaughter, Candi Bolds of Neosho, Missouri who was raised in the home; a brother, Harry F. Halstead Jr. of Texas; eight grandchildren, Travis Bolds, Derek Bolds, Adam Tanner, Chelsea Ponski, Tyler Tanner, Nicholas Renfro, Austin Renfro, and Lena Alpough; and one great-grandchild.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 22, 2011 at the Rosebank Cemetery at Mulberry with Father Thomas Stroot officiating. The family will receive friends from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Friday at the Bedene Funeral Home at Arma prior to the graveside services. The family suggests memorials sent to the Angels Among Us. Donations may be sent to or left at the Bedene Funeral Home, 517 E. Washington, Box 621, Arma, Kansas 66712.
Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced later by the Bedene Funeral Home at Arma.
She was born November 29, 1927 in Girard, a daughter of James M. and Hazel (Peak) Hyndman.
She grew up and attended schools in Girard and received her degree in elementary education from Kansas State Teachers College, now Pittsburg State University.
Mary Ann married Donald Jene Kiser on November 7, 1947 in Girard. He preceded her in death on January 7, 1977.
Mary Ann was a teacher in St. Paul and Hepler and teacher coordinator for the Head Start program.
Her passion was helping children.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Girard.
Survivors are a daughter, Marti Kiser of Hepler, Kansas and a son, Maurice Lee Kiser of Hope Mills, North Carolina.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Jane Stwalley, in 2009.
Informal memorial services and a singspiration will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Girard with Pastor K. O. NooNoo officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Hepler Cemetery.
Friends may call after 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Girard.
In lieu of flowers, Mary Ann’s wishes were for her relatives and friends to perform an act of kindness, especially for a child, a friend, or a stranger. She was a firm believer that what one puts into the lives of others comes back into one’s own life.
Condolences may be sent to www.wallfuneralservices.com
Obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Girard. www.wallfuneralservices.com
Patricia was born August 2, 1940 to James Leonard Stidham and Juanita V. Gaines.
She was a 1957 graduate of Pittsburg High School and she attended Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City, MO.
Patricia was a Kansas City, KS, resident from 1961 to 1988 during which time she worked for the Kansas City Missouri Chamber of Commerce, Tension Envelope Corporation in Kansas City, MO, and the Bankruptcy Court in Kansas City, KS. She returned to Pittsburg, KS, in 1988 and remained there until her passing.
Patricia was a faithful member of Lighthouse Temple Church of God in Christ in Pittsburg, KS and attended Mt. Hebron Baptist Church as a child. She was baptized in Chicago, IL. at Providence Baptist Church.
Patricia loved community involvement and enjoyed social gatherings and spending time with friends and family. She could often be found organizing get-togethers and volunteering for community organizations. For Patricia, no one was a stranger but always a friend. For entertainment she loved to fish and shop.
She was a member of Eastern Star, Missouri Chapter of Greater Truth 2, Springfield, MO.
She leaves to cherish her memory her mother Juanita Gilmore, Pittsburg, KS; daughters, Carla Turner (Ron Russell), Gardner, KS; Karen Eldridge, Owings Mills, MD; Rolanda Williams (Hiram), Kansas City, KS; grandchildren Gregory McKinney II, Janá Neal, Evan Eldridge, Alan Eldridge, Alexander English, Danielle Williams; great-grandson Jacari K. English; beloved pets, Sassy Diva, Pittsburg, KS; Wyn “Chester” William Swinney, Pittsburg, KS, and a host of other families, neighbors, and friends.
Patricia was preceded in death by Charles W. Greenlaw; father James Stidham; sister Barbara Williams, and grandson Anthony Eldridge II.
Funeral Services will be 1pm, Monday July 25, 2011 at the Lighthouse Temple Church of God In Christ in Pittsburg, KS with Pastor Walter Simpson officiating. Graveside Services will be 12:30pm, Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at the Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth, KS. Family will receive friends from 12-1pm Monday prior to the service. E-mail condolences may be left at www.bathnaylor.com. Arrangements and services are under the direction of Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Pittsburg, KS.
She was born August 25, 1927 in Ringo, KS the daughter of Clarence and Alma (%##%%) Peak. She was a 1945 graduate of Cherokee High School. During her life she lived in the Pittsburg/Chicopee/Kirkwood areas. She moved to Frontenac in 1947 where she has lived since.
Alice married William Pinamonti on October 3, 1946 in Chicopee, KS; he preceded her in death on July 24, 1971. She them married Alex Verga on December 22, 1973 in Miami, OK; he preceded her in death on February 13, 1988.
She worked as an office secretary/manager for Cremer Monument Company retiring in 1995. She began working for Friskel Funeral Home in 1996 and remained working until 2010 and had to retire due to health reasons.
Alice was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frontenac, a 60 year member of the Frontenac American Legion Auxiliary Post #43 where she served as past president and secretary, the AARP Association Chapter 2814, the Sacred Heart Altar Society and a former member of the Frontenac Eagles Auxiliary.
Survivors include a daughter Carlotta Geisler and husband George of Frontenac; a son William Pinamonti Jr. and wife Christine of Rapid City, SD; a brother Bryan Peak of Paola, KS, a sister Maxine Anderson of Frontenac; three grandchildren Nicholas Pinamonti, Krista Geisler (Amershek) and husband Steve, Ryan Geisler and Kylie Parsons several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands and a brother Eli Peak.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday July 23, 2011at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frontenac with Father Thomas Stroot as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery. The parish rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Friday at the Friskel Funeral Home in Frontenac where the family will receive friends following the rosary until 8 p.m. Friends may call the funeral home after noon on Friday. Condolences can be sent to www.friskelfuneralhome.com Memorial contributions can be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Memorial Fund. Memorials may be brought by or mailed to the Friskel Funeral Home 230 E. McKay/P.O. Box 907 Frontenac, KS 66763. www.friskelfuneralhome.com/vergaalice
Fri, Jul 22, 2011 1:27 PM
The Morning Sun - Friday, July 22, 2011
Mr. Jeck was born December 22, 1991 at Ft. Scott, Kansas the son of David and Deborah Tyler Jeck. Tyler was a student at Baker University at Baldwin City, Kansas. Tyler was raised in Pittsburg, attended St. Mary’s Grade School, and graduated from the Class of 2010 at Colgan High School. He was a Pre-Med student at Baker University at Baldwin City, Kansas playing baseball on a scholarship. He played football, basketball, and baseball at Colgan and were 4-time 2A State Baseball Champs and one year 2A Champs in basketball. He was a 4.0 student in high school and also at Baker University. He worked for New Hope in Pittsburg this summer. He was a student council member and National Honor Society member while at Colgan. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Pittsburg. Survivors include his parents, David and Deborah Jeck of Pittsburg, a brother, Stuart Jeck of the home, two aunts, Elizabeth Dittmann and Family of Bettendorf, Iowa and Vicki Hudson and Family of Joplin, Missouri, an uncle, Richard and Marilyn Jeck and Family of Tucson, Arizona, and 12 cousins. Preceded in death by grandparents Iris and Herman Tyler and Betty and Richard Jeck.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 A.M. Monday, July 25, 2011 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Pittsburg with Father Michael Baldwin, Father Thomas Stroot, Father Larry Parker, and Father Brian Nelson as concelebrants. Burial will be at the Highland Park Cemetery at Pittsburg. Rosary will be at 5 P.M. Sunday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church where the family will receive friends following the rosary. The family suggests in lieu of flowers memorials to Tyler’s dream to further Stuart’s education and baseball career at West Virginia University. Donations may be sent to or left at the Bedene Funeral Home, 517 E. Washington, Box 621, Arma, Kansas 66712.
Reported July 21, 2011 at 5:50 PM CST: Funeral and burial arrangements have been made for Tyler R. Jeck, 19, of Pittsburg who died at Beaver Lake on July 16.
Rosary will be at 5 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Pittsburg. Family will receive friends following the rosary.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 25 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Burial will be at the Highland Park Cemetery at Pittsburg.
Reported July 20, 2011 at 2:00 PM CST: Authorities find the body of a 19-year-old from Pittsburg in Beaver Lake in northwest Arkansas.
The body of Tyler Jeck was recovered about 10:30 last night. Benton County authorities say they used sonar to locate Jeck's body in about 90 feet of water.
On Saturday the 19-year-old was boating with friends, jumped into the lake and never re-surfaced.
Jeck graduated in 2010 from St. Mary's-Colgan High School in Pittsburg. He was about to enter his sophomore year at Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas where he studied pre-med.
Today, Baker University President Patricia Long issued a statement saying:
"Tyler was a stellar student, earning recognition on the Dean's list both semesters, participating in the Emerging Leaders Summit and contributing as a player for our baseball team. He truly was a talented young man who will be missed by all who knew him."
Reported July 19, 2011 at 3:34 PM CST: The search for a 19 year old Pittsburg man continues. Tyler Jeck has been missing since July 16 when he dove from a boat into Beaver Lake in Arkansas.
Jeck graduated from St. Mary's Colgan in Pittsburg in May 2010. Sports were a passion of his as he played football, basketball and baseball. His senior year he played pitcher for the team- when they won the Division 2-1A state title.
Jeck was an honor student at Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas where he was studying pre-med.
"He was a fun loving goofy kind of kid," says a former classmate, Dylan Clay. "He never had a frown on his face, always smiling and always happy. He never let life throw him down. He was always in a good mood."
Pray for Tyler Jeck is a Facebook page where thoughts and prayers can be heard.
He was born January 25, 1917 in Sumner County, Kansas, a son of Henry Matthew and Nellie Esther (Davis) Segebartt. He grew up and attended schools in Sumner County and graduated from Argonia Rural High School.
He married Esther Louise Pearson on July 26, 1940 in Parsons, Kansas. She survives of the home.
He enjoyed being an active member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Hepler. He farmed in Sumner County until moving to rural Hepler were he continued to farm for several years. He enjoyed wheat farming, raising livestock, and reading.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, Esther Segebartt, are sons John Segebartt and wife Carolyn of Hepler and Bill Segebartt of Hepler and fiance’ Cheryl Hay of Orange County California; daughters LaVera Moomey and husband Lyle of Hepler and Juanita Eitel and husband Gary of Hepler; grandchildren are Rosanna Zeismer and husband Ronald, Douglas Moomey, Rick Eitel, Connie Veal and husband Steve, Bob Eitel and wife Julie, Karen Medcalf, Jeff Eitel and wife Brenda, LaToyia Forrester and husband Ryan, Robert Johnson and wife Lisa, Matt Johnson and wife Nikki, Sherry Steptoe and husband Larry, Andrew Jahn and wife Marlena, Caleb Jahn and wife Codi, David Jahn and wife Eunice, and Rachel Morris and husband Marcus.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Sarah Segebartt; brothers Alvin Segebartt and Henry Charles Segebartt; and sisters Verena Showman and Ida Maye Friesen.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday at the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Girard with Pastor Travis Forde officiating. Burial will be in the Farlington Cemetery. Friends may call after 2:30 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Hepler Seventh-day Adventist Church and these may be left at the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home, 518 W St. John, Box 258, Girard, 66743.
Condolences may be sent to wallfuneralservices.com
William Paul Segebartt
1917 - 2011
Sun, Jul 24, 2011 12:13 PM
The Morning Sun - Sunday, July 24, 2011
Mr. Maxwell was born September 21, 1938 at Thornton, Illinois the son of Stuart and Marie Koster Maxwell Sr. Butch was owner-operator truck driver for Cornhusker Motor Lines in Omaha, Nebraska until retiring. He was raised in Thornton, Illinois and attended Thornton Schools where he lived until moving to Franklin in 1993.
He married Veda Vilet on March 1, 1985 at Midlothian, Illinois.
Survivors include his wife Veda of the home; two sons, Dennis Maxwell and his wife Kim of Auburndale, Florida and, Lance Kocur and his wife Dawn of Arma; two daughters, Pamela Maxwell of Lansing, Illinois and, Nadra Maxwell of Indianapolis, Indiana; a sister, Betty Pankey and her husband Richard of Pittsburg, California; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at the Bedene Funeral Home at Arma with Father Thomas Stroot officiating. Burial will be at the Pittsburg Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Bedene Chapel at Arma. The Marine Honor Guard will conduct graveside flag folding services.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Bedene Funeral Home, 517 E. Washington, Box 621, Arma, Kansas 66712.
Janice was born in Pittsburg, Kansas, in 1934, to John W. Glick and Lola G. Lance.
She attended Pittsburg schools and graduated from Kansas State Teachers College, (Pitt State). She was a member of Theta Sigma Epsilon/ Alpha Gamma. With her teaching degree she taught home economics at Hawker Grove Junior High and Wyandotte High School. She also sold real-estate for Denton and Roberts in Kansas City, Kansas.
On June 2, 1957, she married Walter McGregor of Baxter Springs, Kansas. They made their home in Kansas City, Kansas, returning to Pittsburg, Kansas, in 1989, where she enjoyed working for the Convention and Visitor Bureau until her retirement.
Janice was a doer and a contributor, enjoying a number of hobbies over her years, including Slalom water skiing, stained glass creations, knitting, polka dancing at the Idol Hour in Frontenac, and was active in various clubs and organizations including Junior League in Kansas City, Kansas, and Methodist Church Choir in Pittsburg. Most recently she enjoyed time spent with her Bridge Buddies, and traveling to RV Rallies and other destinations with her husband, Walter to whom she was married for 54 years.
Janice is survived by husband, Walter, their dog Maize, daughter, Molly & her husband, Curtis, granddaughter, Jaci, and siblings, Jack Glick and wife, Barbie of Leesburg, Florida, Gretchen Gahagan of Ottawa, Kansas, Phyllis Cheek of Bradenton, Florida and Marcia and Dick Johnson of Great Bend, Kansas, along with the many nieces, nephews, and passers-by that she took under her wing with advice and support. She was a special lady who brought energy and laughter wherever she went.
Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at the Highland Park Cemetery, Pittsburg, with Dr. J. Dean McNamara officiating. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home. Friends may call after 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, to sign the register book. The family suggests memorials be given to Angels Among Us and/or the SEK Humane Society. These may be left at or mailed to the Brenner Mortuary, 114 East 4th Street, Pittsburg, Kansas 66762. Friends may also leave condolences online at www.brennermortuary.com.Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, Kansas.
Tue, Jul 26, 2011 10:54 AM
The Morning Sun - Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Wed, Jul 27, 2011 10:57 AM
The Morning Sun - Wednesday, July 27, 2011
He was born October 27, 1942 in Kansas City, Kan., son of Lloyd Everett and Geraldine Whiteaker.
Everett retired in 1999 after working as a conductor for Kansas Ciy Southern Railroad for 31 years. He was a Shriner and was a member of Mirza Shrine in Pittsburg, KS. Bud loved golfing, bowling and horse back riding.
He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Pam and Sam Sutton, Atchison, KS son and daughter-in-law Doug and Shari Preston, Liberty, MO, sister, Carolyn Petty, Raytown, MO, two nephews, Mike Hull, Raytown, MO and David Hull, Roeland Park, KS ten grandchildren, 1 great-grandson and another soon to arrive.
A memorial service will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, July 30, 2011 at the Homer Cole Senior Citizen Center, 3003 North Joplin St. Pittsburg, KS 66762
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.CremationCenterKC.com
Thu, Jul 28, 2011 1:43 PM
The Morning Sun - Thursday, July 28, 2011
He was left at an early life of 11 when his mother passed away. His father raised him to manhood.
James or “Jim” as he was called by friends” served in WWII serving in England, France and Germany.
He married June Rosenbaum Turner, January 23, 1971 in Warsaw, Mo. They raised one son Gene Andrew, “Andy”
Jim worked for List and Clark Const. Co. for 43 years, retiring in 1989.
He was saved and baptized in the Baptist Church in Mindenmines, Mo. He later moved his membership to Meadowside Baptist Church in Pittsburg, KS.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents Rols and Eva Garver, his grandparents, William Levi and Sarah Riley Garver, Randolf and grandma Pruitt, Stepson Gene Turner, four brothers Lyle, Wendell, Clair and Denton Presnell, one sister Lola Presnell, two sister-in-laws, Peggy and Gladys.
With his passing he leaves his wife June, son Andy Garver and wife Amy, Pittsburg, KS. Stepdaughter Patsy Faulkner and husband Paul, Bolivar, Mo.; two sister-in-laws, Faye Thornton and husband Herman, Stockton, Mo., Arleta Shea and husband Sam of Cedar Falls Iowa. three granddaughters, Shelli McVey & husband Kevin, Bolivar, Mo, Mitzi Poole of Kansas City Mo, Wendee Gene Garver and Ben of Pittsburg, KS, a host of nieces, nephews, great grandsons, one great granddaughter, cousins and friends. He loved them all. Services are pending for future date. He has gone to his heavenly home where he will have no more suffering and pain. He will be missed by all.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Meadowside Baptist Church, 1406 S Rouse, Pittsburg KS 66762.
He was born September 8, 1948 at Joplin, Missouri to Rodney Leroy and Ruth Nadine (Morgan) Hopkins. He grew up in Miami and attended Miami schools. Ronald excelled at baseball, where he was an all-star player in Little League and Babe Ruth.
He served in the Vietnam War.
Ronald married Pamela K. Ford.
Membership was held in the Trinity Baptist Church. On occasion, he served as an interim pastor at Golden City, Missouri. He loved his friends, fishing and God.
Survivors include his daughter, Kaylyn Lee Hopkins, of Pittsburg and Pamela Hopkins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rodney L. Hopkins and Ruth Nadine Orell.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 29, 2011, at the Brenner Mortuary, with Dr. J. Dean McNamara, officiating. A private family burial will take place at a later time in the Shaw Cemetery, near Erie, KS. The family suggests memorials to the SEK Humane Society. These may be left at or mailed to the Brenner Mortuary, 114 East 4th St., Pittsburg, KS 66762. Friends may also leave condolences online at www.brennermortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, KS. www.brennermortuary.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1221937&fh_id=11441
She was born October 19, 1935 to John and May Sears in Crestline, KS.Shirley graduated from Riverton High School in 1953. She married David Purdy on May 9, 1964. She retired from PSU as a secretary in the communications dept.
She is survived by her husband, David of the home; two brothers Dan Sears of Ft. Walton Beach, FL and Maurice Sears of Jackson, GA; two sisters Sue Mishler of Tulsa, OK and Johnna Dodson of Crestline and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 9:30 am, August 1, 2011 at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in the Ft. Scott National Cemetery.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 pm Sunday. Condolences may be left at www.bathnaylor.com. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association; these may be left at or mailed to the funeral home. Services by Bath-Naylor Funeral Home 522 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762.
Fri, Jul 29, 2011 3:45 PM
The Morning Sun - Friday, July 29, 2011
She was born October 19, 1935 to John and May Sears in Crestline, KS.Shirley graduated from Riverton High School in 1953.She married David Purdy on May 9, 1964. She retired from PSU as a secretary in the communications dept.
She is survived by her husband, David of the home; two brothers Dan Sears of Ft. Walton Beach, FL and Maurice Sears of Jackson, GA; two sisters Sue Mishler of Tulsa, OK and Johnna Dodson of Crestline and several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Charles Sears and a sister Phyllis Cobb.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 pm Sunday. Condolences may be left at www.bathnaylor.com. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association; these may be left at or mailed to the funeral home. Services by Bath-Naylor Funeral Home 522 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762. www.bathnaylor.com/purdyshirley
Graveside services will be at 11:00 am, Saturday, July 30, 2011 at Engleville Cemetery, Engleville, KS. Pastor Audie Tash will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena, Kansas. www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1222442&fh_id=11054 Note: Englevale Cemetery, Englevale, Crawford Co., KS.
Mr. Brown was married to Anessa Garner on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, in Eureka Springs, Ark.
He was a service manager for John Vance Ford in Miami, Okla., a member of the Fort Scott Masonic Lodge and the Joplin Valley of the Scottish Rite.
Surviving are his wife Anessa, two sons, Joe and Chet, five daughters, Stephanie, McKenzie, Cheyenne, Hannah and Gracie, his mother Virginia Brown, two sisters, Cindy Clements and Alona Wise, one brother, Jeff Brown, and two grandchildren, Brevin and Kayden.
Mr. Brown was preceded in death by a brother, Randy Brown, and his father, Bernard Brown.
The family will receive friends at Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City, Mo., on Thursday, July 21, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Services were at Lakin Funeral Home on Friday, July 22, beginning at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Marionville, Mo.
Memorials may be made to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Tulsa, Okla.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.lakinfuneralhme.com - www.lakinfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Craig-Brown/#/Obituary
Sat, Jul 30, 2011 3:47 PM
The Morning Sun - Saturday, July 30, 2011
He was a manager of a cable television service in Pittsburg, Kansas and also worked at the water department at Eufaula, Oklahoma. Bill was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Shriner and of the Baptist faith.
His hobbies included hunting and fishing and most importantly loved spending time with his family.
Mr. Ashmore was preceded in death by his father, William Ashmore.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Greer Ashmore, whom he married on June 22, 1963; two sons, Jimmy Ashmore of New York City, NY and Jeff Ashmore and wife Dusty of Heber Springs, AR; one daughter, Jana Miller and husband Otto of Heber Springs, AR; mother, Mary Emerton Ashmore of McAlester, Ok; one brother, Bob Thrasher of McAlester, OK; three sisters, Pam Wilson and husband Monroe of Benton, AR, Betty Moore and husband Jim of Fayetteville, AR and Paula Bussey and husband Jeral of McAlester, OK; grandchildren, Amber and Kasidy Giacomo, Kyndon Tarter, Ali Ashmore, Hayden Miller, Gunner Ashmore, Daylin Ashmore, Jamie Miller and Carlos Romero; four great-grandchildren, Halea and Jacob Locke, Caylee and Caven Hill.
A graveside service will be conducted Friday, at 2:00 pm, at Heber Springs Cemetery in Heber Springs with Brother Joe Lowery officiating. Arranngements are under the direction of Heber Springs Funeral Home, 1199 Wilburn Road, Heber Springs, AR 501-887-9152. Online Obituary: www.heberspringsfuneralhome.com
Sun, Jul 31, 2011 10:57 AM
The Morning Sun - Sunday, July 31, 2011
He was born in Mulberry to H.F. and Zella (Alexander) McPheron.
He graduated from Frontenac High School in 1940. He enlisted and served in the Navy during World War II.
He married Wanda Longo in Girard, on Nov. 10, 1942. She preceded him in death Oct. 2010. He was also preceded in death by an infant son and his parents.
He is survived by his daughter, Debbie (Jon); granddaughter, Kerry Duryea of Tuscon; son, Terry (Jan) McPheron of Tempe, Ariz.; sister, Lucille Biancarelli of Pittsburg, and; brother, Harvey (Rhonda) McPheron of Sahuarita, Ariz.
Burial was in Tuscon, Ariz.
Tue, Aug 2, 2011 3:59 PM
The Morning Sun - Tuesday, August 02, 2011
1945 - 2011
Connie Jo (Lowman) Poulin
1956 - 2011
Patricia Ruth Parker Wright
1923 - 2011
Virginia graduated from Uniontown High School and attended Pittsburg State University. She married Roy Edward Smith on December 7, 1947, in Moran, Kansas. He preceded her in death on June 5, 2005. She was a member of the Bronson United Methodist Church and served as past president of Bronson United Methodist Women. Virginia was a member of the Bronson Order of the Eastern Star and held several offices through the years. She also served as past president and secretary of the OES Culture Club, and past secretary of the Bronson Public Library and past president of the Bronson Senior Citizens.Survivors include one daughter, Carol Salmon and husband David, Fowler, Kansas, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Norma L. Wilson, two brothers, Holt Buford Weyant and Miles Edwin Weyant, and one sister-in-law, Wilma Weyant.Pastor David Schrum will conduct funeral services at 10:00 A.M., Friday, August 5, 2011, at the Bronson United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Bronson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. Thursday at the Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel, with Eastern Star services to be held at 7 P.M. Memorials are suggested to the Bronson United Methodist Church and may be sent to Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel, P.O. Box 93, Bronson, Kansas 66716. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com. www.cheneywitt.com/obituaries/obitDisplay.php?obit_id=711
Wed, Aug 3, 2011 12:14 PM
The Morning Sun - Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Paul was born June 4, 1923 in Otis, Colorado, the son of the late Joseph H. and Grace Ashmore DeVries.
Paul attended Wheaton High School. He was a life-long resident of this area. He retired from National Steel formerly Central State’s Steel in 1986. He enjoyed a long retirement while enjoying his family and farm. He raised cattle, horses, pygmy goats and rabbits. He enjoyed outdoor projects and was an avid “tinkerer”. He came up with several “time saving” inventions. The highlight of his week was the Friday morning auction he attended. He will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of sixty-three years, Louise (Broadwater) DeVries; son Paul L. and Judi DeVries of Oxford, Ohio, daughter Phyllis Smith and son-in-law Harold Smith of Pittsburg, Kansas, daughter Patricia Tisdale and son-in-law Frank Tisdale of Joplin, Missouri. Grandchildren Brandon DeVries and wife Carmen of Clarksville, Maryland; Janna DeVries of Seattle, Washington; Tara and Tori Fleck of Pittsburg, Kansas; Andy Tisdale of Branson, Missouri; Jason Tisdale and wife Sarah of Springfield, Missouri: Melanie Tisdale of Kansas City, Missouri. Great grandchildren Ava, Zoe, Jasmine, JaShawn and Sayah. He is also survived by sisters Sally Vinyard and Peggy Hinrichs both of Fallbrook, California. He was preceded in death by two brothers Henry and Mark.
Graveside services are planned for 10:00 am Thursday, August 4, 2011 at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, August 3, 2011 from 6:00–7:00 pm at Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary Chapel.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.thornhilldillon.com in care of the mortuary.
She was born December 18, 1924 in Farlington, KS the daughter of Edward and Grace (Jones) Threlfall. She grew up in Farlington and moved to Girard in 1942 and has remained in Girard since.
Geneva married Henry L. “Jack” Fox on September 10, 1942 in Girard, KS; he preceded her in death on May 9, 1994.
She was a homemaker but also worked for FMI Printing and Heritage Nursing Home in Girard.
Survivors include a daughter Cheryl Fields of Girard; two sons Steve Fox and wife Luella and Gary Fox and wife Diana all of Girard; a granddaughter Julie Armstrong and husband Chad of Andover, KS; two Great-grandchildren Logan and Meghan Armstrong both of Andover; nephews “Corky” Kenneth Threlfall, Terry and Jerry Threlfall a niece Sharon Ausemus and several great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a brother Kenneth Threlfall, a sister Mildred Threlfall and a son-in-law Howard Fields.
Funeral Services will be 10 a.m. Friday August 5, 2011 at the Friskel Funeral Home in Frontenac with Reverend Dan Muter officiating. Burial will follow in the Girard City Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until 5 p.m. Thursday. Condolences can be sent to www.friskelfuneralhome.comArrangements are under the direction of the Friskel Funeral Home 230 E. McKay Frontenac, KS.
Gladys was born August 15, 1924 in Crestline, KS the daughter of Leonard and Irene (Collins) Scott; she was a lifelong resident of the area and attended area schools. On June 23, 1943 Gladys married Euell J. Oliver in Ft. Monmouth, NJ; he preceded her in death on March 31, 2005. Gladys worked as a cook most of her life for the Cherokee County School System. She retired in 1986. She was a member of the Crestline Christian Church in Crestline, KS; Ladies Auxiliary VFW 1372 Columbus, KS; her greatest joys in life were her family and fishing.
Survivors include her children Jim Oliver and wife Tracey Olsen-Oliver of the home; Angela Maria Edwards and husband Fred of Carl Junction, MO; grandchildren Jennifer DeGonia and husband Travis, Brian Woodard and wife Kristin, Mathew Edwards and wife Megan and Fred Edwards; great-grandchildren Gabriel Edwards, Britney DeGonia, Caitlynn DeGonia and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sisters Betty Scott Brock, Mary Ann Scott Coleman and Linda Darnell, brothers Leonard Scott Jr., Dickie Scott, Clifford Scott, John Collins and Jim Collins.
Funeral Services will be 10am Friday August 5, 2011 at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Columbus, KS with Pastor Chris Richardson and Pastor Paul Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in Park Cemetery in Columbus, KS. Family will receive friends from 7-8pm Thursday August 4, 2011 at the funeral home in Columbus, KS; friends may call after 12pm Thursday. In lieu of flowers the family ask expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorials to the Crestline Christian Church. Friends may drop off or mail memorials to Bath-Naylor Funeral Home 611 S. East Ave. Columbus, KS 66725. E-mail condolences may be left at www.bathnaylor.com.Arrangements are by Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Columbus, KS.
Thu, Aug 4, 2011 1:44 PM
The Morning Sun - Thursday, August 04, 2011
Bud was born in Oswego, KS on December 21, 1932. The son of Louie “Ted” Parkison and Mildred Horn, Bud graduated from Oswego High School in 1950. Drafted by the Army in 1953, Bud attended leadership training at the Engineer Officer Candidate School in Ft. Bellvoire, VA.
Upon graduation, Bud was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant and served with the Army Corp of Engineers 89th Port Construction Company in Rochefort, France.
After his military service, Bud attended Kansas State Teacher’s College (now Pittsburg State University) and earned a degree in Industrial Education in 1960. He worked in Design Engineering on the Apollo-Saturn V Rocket program, A7 Corsair and C5 Galaxy aircraft programs. In 1971, he became an instructor in drafting and mathematics for the Sabine Valley Vocational Technical School in Many, LA. In 1976, Bud was awarded Louisiana’s inaugural Outstanding Vocational Instructor of the Year.
In 1977, he became a Curriculum Specialist in Vocational Education for the State of Louisiana. After retiring from the State of Louisiana, Bud worked as a technical writer for a number of major firms.
Upon retirement, Bud and his wife Loretta, relocated to Frontenac where he was active in Frontenac’s American Post #43.
Bud married Marguerite Loretta Fox on August 13, 1960, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Walnut, KS and she survives at the home. Bud in further survived by his daughter, Lisa Parkison of Tulsa, OK, son Mark and daughter-in-law Jennifer Parkison of Weatherford, TX and six grandchildren: Herb Hatlee, Jr. of Jonesboro, GA; Mark Hatlee of Griffin, GA and Madeleine, Maria, Matthew, and Michelle Parkison of Weatherford, TX.
He is survived by a sister, Dorothy Boggess of Oswego, KS and brothers-in-law Rollie Burr of Canyon Lake, TX, and Bill Osborne of Tulsa, OK. He is survived by his Fox in-laws: Frank and Frances Fox of St. Paul, KS, Barbara and Bernard Vitt of Tulsa, OK, Pat Fox of Walnut, KS, Mary Lou and Don Murray of Pittsburg, KS, Frances Eaton of Seneca, KS, Sharon Wineinger of Raleigh, NC, Linda and Bill Purdon of Bentonville, AR, Tina and Ed Backhus of Sarasota, FL and John and Anita Fox of Girard, KS. Uncle Bud will also be missed by his many nieces and nephews.
Bud was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Ted Parkison, Jr., his sister Irene Schadel, Jane Osborne, and Kay Burr and in-laws Michael Fox and LaDonna Marsh.Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday August 6, 2011 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frontenac, KS with Father Thomas Stroot as celebrant. Burial will be follow in the Mount Carmel Cemetery in Frontenac where the John F. Derby American Legion Post #43 will provide flag folding and presentation ceremonies, nephew Adam Smith will play “Taps”. The parish rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday at the Friskel Funeral Home in Frontenac where the family will receive friends following. The American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary will have the processional walk-through at 6:45 p.m. Friday at the funeral home prior to the rosary.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday. Condolences can be sent to www.friskelfuneralhome.com The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Wilbert H. Parkison Scholarship Fund at Pittsburg State University. Memorials may be brought by or mailed to the Friskel Funeral Home 230 E. McKay/P.O. Box 907 Frontenac, KS 66763.
She was born September 29, 1920, to William and Laura Faye (Best) Ball at their home north of Columbus, KS. She graduated from McCune High School in 1937. She then went on to graduate from Pittsburg State University with a B.S. and M.S. degree in English. In 1943, she graduated from the Naval Reserve Midshipman School, Smith College, Northampton, MA, as a WAVE officer. She remained on active duty until March 1946.
On August 20, 1947 she married George Schuiltz in Chicago, IL. He preceded her in death on May 12, 1999.
Her profession was a high school English teacher and her last work was Bremen High School, Midlothian, IL.
Membership was formerly held in Countryside Women’s Golf Assn., American Association of University Women, Book Lovers Club, Progressive Study Club, Crawford County Republican Women and the Republican Central Committee.
Survivors include two sisters: Margarette Beasley-Clugston and husband, Warren of Pittsburg, KS, and Shirley Anderson and husband, Roy of Georgetown, TX; a nephew Douglas Watkins of Lake Jackson, TX; two nieces, Pamela Pearson of Austin, TX, and Eleene Carr of Georgetown, TX.
In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents.
Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 5, 2011, at the Columbus City Cemetery with Father William Wolff officiating. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery. Friends may sign the register book from 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Friday, at the Brenner Mortuary. The family suggests memorials to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. These may be left at or mailed to Brenner Mortuary, 114 East 4th Street, Pittsburg, KS 66762.
Friends may also leave condolences online at www.brennermortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, KS.
She was born on October 9, 1948 in Pittsburg, Kansas, the oldest daughter to Frank Berk & Fern (Pistole) Berk.
She grew up and attended school in Pittsburg and met the love of her life there. She married Steve Williams on July 30, 1976 and moved to Tulsa where they raised two beautiful children.
Becky worked at Cancer Treatment Center in Tulsa for 15 years where she touched many lives. She leaves behind a family that dearly loves her and will miss her beyond words.
She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Steve Williams, her son; John Gamble and wife Paige, of Owasso, her daughter; Michelle Jezik and husband Jason, of Bixby, 1 sister; Liz Malarky of Springfield, MO and her most precious grandchildren whom she loved dearly; Tyler, Tanner, Trey, Justin, Zack & Rachel as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and good friends. Becky will also be missed dearly by her faithful companions; Boomer, Jumper, Daisy, Thor, Skippy, Trixie, Dixie & Midnight. In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to the Tulsa SPCA or the Cancer Treatment Center of Tulsa. Online tributes and condolences may be left for the family at www.leonardmarkerfunerals.com. Services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Leonard & Marker Funeral Home of Bixby.
Graveside Services will be 11:30am Saturday August 6, 2011 at the Hosey Hill Cemetery in Weir, KS with Pastor Bob Banks officiating. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for services. E-mail condolences may be left at www.bathnaylor.com.Arrangements and services are by Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Pittsburg, KS. www.bathnaylor.com/wisewilma
http://bratleyfamilyfuner...=1223948&fh_id=12246 Wilma Wise (August 5, 1916 - July 29, 2011)Wilma Wise, age 94, of Washburn, passed away, Friday, July 29, 2011 at Northern Lights Health Care Center. She was born August 5, 1916 in Weir, KS, the daughter of Thomas and Janet (Corkle) Horsley.
Wilma was a 1934 graduate of Weir High School in Weir, KS. She attended Business school in Kansas City, MO. She married Horace Wise on June 2, 1939. The couple resided in Kansas City, MO where Wilma raised her family.
Wilma moved to Washburn in 2008. She enjoyed living at Northern Lights Health Care Center where she realized her talents as a pastel artist. She was very happy showing her art work locally and selling calendars of bird portraits at Northern Lights Health Care.
She is survived by three daughters, Jan Wise of Washburn, Marsha (Wally) Scott of Prairie Village, KS and Karen (Robert) Jones of Roeland Park, KS; a son, John (Joan) Wise of Archie, MO; three grandsons, Brett (Catherine) Stinson, Jason Jones and Robert Wise; four granddaughters, Mindy (Ty) Ritter, Lorrie (Aaron) Barnes, Emily (Michael) Lombardi and Angela Wise; thirteen great-grandchildren and a nephew.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Horace in 2007; a sister, Thelma; and two brothers, George and John.
A memorial gathering will take place at the Washburn Cultural Center, 1 E. Bayfield Street on Saturday, August 6, 2011 from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM. Wilma’s art work from the past two years will be on exhibit.
Arrangements are by Bratley Funeral Home of Washburn.
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