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Tuesday 06/18/2019
Mary Maud Baker Stranathan Beebe
Posted: June 18, 2019 - 11:11 pm

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Mary Maud Baker Stranathan Beebe passed away in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. She lost the struggle with cancer at age 87. 

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Gus Garcia
Posted: June 18, 2019 - 11:11 pm

Gus Garcia, 80, of Parsons passed away at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at his home. 

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Gregory W. ‘Greg’ Peck
Posted: June 18, 2019 - 11:12 pm

ERIE — Gregory W. “Greg” Peck, 64, of rural Erie, a longtime cattle rancher, passed away at 2:03 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family. 

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Monday 06/17/2019
Sharon L. Gray
Posted: June 17, 2019 - 10:33 pm

OSWEGO — Sharon L. Gray, 74, of Oswego passed away at 6:10 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2019, at the home of her daughter, Joyce, in Independence.

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Jessie M. Fewin
Posted: June 17, 2019 - 10:32 pm

NEWTON — Jessie M. Fewin, 79, died Friday, June 14, 2019, at Newton Medical Center.

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Gregory W. ‘Greg’ Peck
Posted: June 17, 2019 - 10:31 pm

ERIE — Gregory W. “Greg” Peck, 64, of Erie passed away at 2:03 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019, at his home. His wife, Susie, survives of the home.

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Lindsey Marie Bodenhamer
Updated: June 19, 2019 - 7:01 pm

A beloved mother, daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin and friend, Lindsey Marie Bodenhamer, 33, died Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin.

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Friday 06/14/2019
Sharon L. Gray
Posted: June 14, 2019 - 6:44 pm

OSWEGO — Sharon L. Gray, 74, of Oswego passed away at 6:10 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2019, at the home of her daughter, Joyce, in Independence.  

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Isaac Virtue
Posted: June 14, 2019 - 6:43 pm

Isaac Virtue, 24, of Parsons passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Barstow, California. His death was unexpected.

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Arlene L. Kennedy
Posted: June 14, 2019 - 6:42 pm

CHERRYVALE — Arlene L. Kennedy, 57, of Cherryvale passed away at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Labette Health. Her death was unexpected.  

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Gregory W. ‘Greg’ Peck
Posted: June 14, 2019 - 6:41 pm

ERIE — Gregory W. “Greg” Peck, 64, of Erie died at 2:03 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019, at his home. His wife, Susie, survives of the home.

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Arlene L. Kennedy
Posted: June 14, 2019 - 12:20 am

CHERRYVALE — Arlene L. Kennedy, 57, of Cherryvale passed away at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Labette Health. Her death was unexpected. She is survived by her husband, Don Kennedy, of the home.

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Gene Clark
Posted: June 14, 2019 - 12:20 am

COLUMBUS — Donald Eugene Clark, 86, passed away Tuesday afternoon, June 11, 2019, at Medicalodge in Columbus following an illness.

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James C. ‘Jim’ Gwartney
Posted: June 14, 2019 - 12:21 am

CHETOPA — James C. “Jim” Gwartney, 77, formerly of Mound Valley, passed away at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Chetopa Manor in Chetopa.

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Wednesday 06/12/2019
Bentley ‘Bud-bud’ ‘Bubby’ Alexander Jones
Posted: June 12, 2019 - 10:18 pm

CHERRYVALE — Bentley “Bud-bud” “Bubby” Alexander Jones, 2, of Cherryvale passed away on Monday, June 10, 2019.

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Tuesday 06/11/2019
Don R. Sailors
Posted: June 11, 2019 - 10:26 pm

ERIE — Don R. Sailors, 91, a lifelong Erie area resident, died at 11:13 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2019, at Diversicare of Chanute. 

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James C. ‘Jim’ Gwartney
Posted: June 11, 2019 - 10:27 pm

MOUND VALLEY — James C. “Jim” Gwartney, 77, formerly of Mound Valley, passed away at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Chetopa Manor.

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Lowell Nelson
Posted: June 11, 2019 - 10:26 pm

BARTLETT — Lowell Nelson, 83, of Bartlett passed away at 11:19 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin. 

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William L. ‘Bill’ Hoisington
Posted: June 11, 2019 - 1:28 am

William L. “Bill” Hoisington, 83, of Parsons passed away at 8:10 a.m. Sunday, June 9, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Society of Parsons. 

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Lowell Nelson
Posted: June 11, 2019 - 1:26 am

Lowell Nelson, 83, of Parsons passed away at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin at 11:19 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Winona (Griffith) Nelson, of the home.

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Marvin D. ‘Ratz’ Riley
Posted: June 11, 2019 - 1:25 am

EDNA — Marvin D. “Ratz” Riley, 79, of Edna died at 11:18 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at his home. He had been in his usual health and his death was unexpected.

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Don R. Sailors
Posted: June 11, 2019 - 1:27 am

ERIE — Don R. Sailors, 91, of Erie died at 11:13 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2019, at Diversicare of Chanute. His wife, Shirley, survives of the home.

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Friday 06/07/2019
Alfred E. Manners Jr.
Updated: June 07, 2019 - 10:27 pm

Alfred E. Manners Jr., 86, a lifelong rural Parsons resident and farmer, died at 3:30 a.m. Thursday, June 6, 2019, at his home.

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Thursday 06/06/2019
Alfred E. Manners Jr.
Posted: June 06, 2019 - 10:31 pm

Alfred E. Manners Jr., 86, a lifelong Parsons area farmer, died at 3:30 a.m. Thursday, June 6, 2019, at his home. Among survivors is his wife, Nancy.

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Charles A. ‘Chuck’ Westhoff
Posted: June 06, 2019 - 10:30 pm

ST. PAUL — Charles A. “Chuck” Westhoff, 80, of rural St. Paul passed away at 6:40 a.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and caregivers.

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Sandy S. Magers
Posted: June 06, 2019 - 1:18 am

Sandy S. Magers, 74, of Parsons died at 1:10 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in Parsons near her family and friends.

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Rosalio Garcia
Posted: June 06, 2019 - 1:18 am

Rosalio Garcia, 80, of Parsons passed away at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at his home.

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Marvin Riley
Posted: June 06, 2019 - 1:20 am

EDNA — Marvin Riley, 79, of Edna passed away at 11:18 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Louise Riley, of the home.

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Willard George Parsons
Posted: June 06, 2019 - 1:16 am

ALTAMONT — Willard George Parsons, 81, formerly of rural Altamont, passed away at 9:04 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at the Harry Hynes Inpatient Unit in Wichita. 

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Woodrow Wayne ‘Woody’ Holland
Posted: June 06, 2019 - 1:15 am

ERIE — Woodrow Wayne “Woody” Holland, DVM, 94, of Erie passed away at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul. 

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Tuesday 06/04/2019
Woodrow Wayne ‘Woodie’ Holland
Posted: June 04, 2019 - 11:36 pm

ERIE — Woodrow Wayne “Woodie” Holland, D.V.M, 94, of Erie passed away at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Holland. 

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Herman Clay Long
Posted: June 04, 2019 - 11:36 pm

​Herman Clay Long, 84, of Parsons passed away Monday, June 3, 2019, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin.

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Sherrie A. Coltrain
Posted: June 04, 2019 - 10:08 am

Sherrie A. Coltrain, 70, of Parsons passed away at 2:29 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at the Labette Health emergency room.

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Wednesday 05/29/2019
Curtis ‘Curt’ Lee Salyers
Updated: May 30, 2019 - 9:27 am

Curtis ‘Curt’ Lee Salyers, 88, of Parsons died on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Woodridge Estates in Parsons.

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Sherrie A. Coltrain
Posted: May 29, 2019 - 7:16 pm

Sherrie A. Coltrain, 70, of Parsons passed away at 2:29 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at the Labette Health emergency room in Parsons.

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Tuesday 05/28/2019
Curt Salyers
Posted: May 28, 2019 - 6:32 pm

Curt Salyers, 88, of Parsons passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Woodridge Estates.

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John Cecil ‘J.C.’ Wilson
Posted: May 28, 2019 - 4:03 pm

COFFEYVILLE — John Cecil “J.C.” Wilson, 78, of Coffeyville was called home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 25, 2019, surrounded by his family at his home. 

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Jerry Lee Houghton
Posted: May 28, 2019 - 4:04 pm

Mr. Jerry Lee Houghton was born on Sept. 10, 1947, in Parsons and passed away Feb. 13, 2019, at the Kansas City Hospice House.

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Warren E. Hazen Sr.
Posted: May 28, 2019 - 11:18 am

Warren E. Hazen Sr. of Parsons died at 6:25 a.m. Monday, May 27, 2019, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village, St. Paul.

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Monday 05/27/2019
Gary W. Boss
Posted: May 27, 2019 - 12:00 pm

Gary W. Boss, 72, of Parsons died at 4:19 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2019, at Elmhaven East nursing home. He had been in failing health.

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Warren E. Hazen Sr.
Posted: May 27, 2019 - 11:53 am

Warren E. Hazen Sr., 93, of Parsons, formerly of Erie, died at 6:25 a.m. Monday, May 27, 2019, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village at St. Paul. Among survivors is his wife, Margie, of the home.  

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Saturday 05/25/2019
Gary W. Boss
Posted: May 25, 2019 - 2:07 pm

Gary W. Boss, 72, of Parsons died at 4:19 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2019, at Elmhaven East. His mother, Jean Boss, survives of Parsons.

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Friday 05/24/2019
Darwin L. Peters
Posted: May 24, 2019 - 5:25 pm

ERIE — Darwin L. Peters, 62, of Erie passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at his home.

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Thursday 05/23/2019
Charles M. ‘Charlie’ Bozic
Posted: May 23, 2019 - 7:58 pm

Charles M. “Charlie” Bozic, 56, of Parsons passed away at 10:19 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at Landmark Hospital, Joplin. 

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Wednesday 05/22/2019
Charles M. ‘Charlie’ Bozic
Posted: May 22, 2019 - 5:38 pm

Charles M. “Charlie” Bozic, 56, of Parsons passed away at 10:19 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at Landmark Hospital, Joplin. His mother, Charmain “CeCe” Bozic, preceded him in death on Sept. 17, 2005.

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Violet M. Bates
Updated: May 22, 2019 - 5:37 pm

CHETOPA — Violet M. Bates, 94, of Chetopa passed away at 2:43 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Chetopa Manor.

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Millie ‘Granny’ Dixon
Posted: May 22, 2019 - 5:34 pm

Millie “Granny” Dixon, 89, of Parsons passed away at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin.

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Violet M. Bates
Posted: May 22, 2019 - 4:02 pm

CHETOPA — Violet M. Bates, 94, of Chetopa passed away at 2:43 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Chetopa Manor.

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Charles M. ‘Charlie’ Bozic
Posted: May 22, 2019 - 4:00 pm

Charles M. “Charlie” Bozic, 56, of Parsons passed away at 10:19 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at Landmark Hospital, Joplin. His mother, Charmain “CeCe” Bozic, preceded him in death on Sept. 17, 2005.

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Tuesday 05/21/2019
Betty Townsend
Posted: May 21, 2019 - 5:10 pm

Betty Townsend of Parsons died Monday, May 20, 2019, at home from complications of a stroke suffered on May 7. Her husband and sons were at her side. 

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