Aileen Ware (w/pic free)
Aileen Ware (w/pic free) HERMISTON, Ore. -- Aileen Ware, 86, of Hermiston, Ore., died Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland. She was born Sept. 1, 1922, in Wichita to Guy and Ruth (Cross) Wertz. She graduated from Mound Valley High School in 1940. She married Cecil Ware on Oct. 19, 1940, in Mound Valley. She later worked for Sears Roebuck in Hermiston, Ore., as a credit manager. Survivors include a son, Leonard; tw...
Patsy Lou Earls
CHERRYVALE -- Patsy Lou Earls, 66, of Cherryvale died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, at her home. She was born Oct. 19, 19442, in San Bernardino, Calif., to Jacques Reemer and Myrtle Lucille (Robinson) Montgomery. She attended San Bernardino schools and later attended beautician school. She was a cake decorator in Moline and at Country Mart. She married Eugene Line Jr. He survives of the home. Other survivors include two sons, William Fausnaught of...
Jo Burrows Lytle Newmyer
OSWEGO -- Jo Newmyer, 86, of Oswego died Monday, Feb. 23, 2009. She was born Jan. 9, 1923, in Medford, Okla., to Francis and Albert "Shorty" Burrows. Her mother died when she was an infant and she was raised by her father and stepmother, Zoe "NaNa," who later adopted Jo. She is a 1941 graduate of Oswego High School. She married Glenn E. Lytle on Oct. 12, 1946. He died in the mid-1960s. On June 27, 1988, she married Lowell "Red" Newmyer. H...
Charles V. 'Chuck' Shaw
CARMICHAEL, Calif. -- Charles V. "Chuck" Shaw, 92, of Carmichael, Calif., formerly of Galesburg, died at 11:55 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, at Aegis of Carmichael Assisted Living Facility in Carmichael. He was born Jan. 21, 1917, in Galesburg to Homer Ivan and Maud (Trowbridge) Shaw. During World War II, he was stationed at Fort Ord, Calif., while serving in the U.S. Army. He married Ruby Arrena Culbertson on Dec. 31, 1941, in Parsons. Foll...
Sara E. Grosdidier
ST. PAUL -- Sara E. Grosdidier, 77, of rural St. Paul died at 8:25 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, at her home. She had been in failing health. She is survived by her husband, Francis E. Grosdidier, of the home.
The funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Paul. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church, where the family will receive friends immediate...
SPRING GROVE, Va. -- Orpha Marie Sandberg, 90, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, at John Randolph Hospital in Hopewell, Va. She was born on Sept. 13, 1918, in Cherryvale, the daughter of the Rev. Vernon Franklin and Mattie Olive (Pilkington) xShe married Rudolph Roy Sandberg on Aug. 27, 1939, in Bartlesville, Okla. He preceded her in death on May 1, 1977. She lived most of her adult life in Chanute and in 2000 moved to Spring Grove, Va. She was ...
George Kovaciny, 87, a resident of Parsons Presbyterian Manor, died there at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009. He was born Feb. 5, 1922, at Stafford Springs, Conn., to Stefan and Katarina (Michalek) Kovaciny. He attended schools in the Stafford Springs area and then served in the United States Army during World War II, attaining the rank of technical sergeant, fourth grade. Following the war, after obtaining his GED by exam, he attended C...
John E. Ewbank Jr.
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. -- John E. Ewbank, 73, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, at his home in Bartlesville, Okla. He was born Jan. 28, 1936, in Coffeyville to John Edward and Madeline Marie (Madden) Ewbank. His early schooling was at Holy Name Catholic School, and he graduated from Field Kindley High School at Coffeyville in 1954. He received a bachelor of science degree in 1958 and a master of science in 1967 from Pittsburg State College in Pit...
Lois Darlene Leahy
McALLEN, Texas -- Lois Darlene Leahy, 85, died on Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, in McAllen, Texas.
She was born in Hugoton on March 22, 1923, to Claude and Ethel (Brown) Stoker. She graduated from Coffeyville High School. Following World War II, she and her husband, Emory Leahy, returned to Coffeyville, where they worked for Continental Can.
Survivors include two sons, Bruce Leahy and his wife, Susan, of McAllen and Emory Leahy and his wife, Mary, o...
Daniel Wayne Weston
FORT SCOTT -- Daniel Wayne Weston, 56, of Fort Scott died Thursday morning, Feb. 19, 2009, at Mercy Health Center, Fort Scott.
He was born Dec. 1, 1952, in Arkansas City to Richard Edward and Dorothy Bernice (Bennett) Weston.
He attended Coffeyville Community College and Fort Scott Community College. He worked for 20 years for Mid-Continental.
He is survived by his parents, Dick and Barbara Weston of Oswego and Dorothy Weston of Arkansas City...
Opal Cooper, 93, of Elmhaven East died there at 9:35 p
Opal Cooper Opal Cooper, 93, of Elmhaven East died there at 9:35 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009. She had been in failing health. She was born Aug. 6, 1915, near Fairgrove, Mo., to Roscoe L. and Rena V. (Blunt) Tracy. She came to Parsons with her parents in 1922. She attended Parsons schools and graduated from Parsons High School. In her early adult years, she worked at Johnson's Cafe and at Cooper's Cafe in the 1900 block of Main. She mar...
Opal Cooper, 93, of Elmhaven East died there at 9:35 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009. She had been in failing health.
She was born Aug. 6, 1915, near Fairgrove, Mo., to Roscoe L. and Rena V. (Blunt) Tracy. She came to Parsons with her parents in 1922. She attended Parsons schools and graduated from Parsons High School.
In her early adult years, she worked at Johnson's Cafe and at Cooper's Cafe in the 1900 block of Main.
She married Harold L. Co...
Ruth I. McGuire, 79, of Parsons, formerly of Cherryvale, died at 3:40 a
Ruth I. McGuire Ruth I. McGuire, 79, of Parsons, formerly of Cherryvale, died at 3:40 a.m. Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at Labette Health. She had been in failing health. She was born June 22, 1929, in Thayer to John and Pearl Mae (Bundy) Plotner. She grew up and attended school in Thayer. She married Warren Gene McGuire. They later divorced. Survivors include three sons, Bill McGuire of Altamont, Jack McGuire of Mound Valley and Edwin McGuire...
Debra K. 'Debbie' Marks
Debra K. 'Debbie' Marks Debra K. "Debbie" Marks, 54, of Parsons went home to be with her Lord at 2 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at her home. She had been in failing health the past year. She was born Nov. 22, 1954, in Parsons to Cecil R. and Pearl J. (McKnight) Overall. As a young girl, she moved with her family to Wichita, where she grew up and attended schools. In 1998, she returned to Parsons, where she had lived since. She worked as ...
Ruth I. McGuire
Ruth I. McGuire, 79, of Parsons, formerly of Cherryvale, died at 3:40 a.m. Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at Labette Health. She had been in failing health. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mound Valley Cemetery. Complete obituary details will be announced by Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Altamont.
ALAMO, Texas -- Lois D. (Stoker) Leahy, 85, of Alamo, Texas, died at the Freddy Gonzales Veterans Nursing Home in McAllen, Texas, Monday, Feb. 16, 2009. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lake Creek Cemetery in rural Bartlett. Complete obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa. Ruth I. McGuire Ruth I. McGuire, 79, of Parsons, formerly of Cherryvale, died a...
Robert Lancaster, 80, formerly of Parsons, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009. He was born in Parsons and enlisted in the Navy after high school. He was a Navy pilot. He received a master's degree in aeronautical engineering from Princeton University, after which he continued in his Navy service until retiring in February 1975. He continued his engineering work at Advanced Technologies, Black & Decker/PRC and General Electric Engines division w...
Velma (Thomas) Giltner, 92, a longtime Parsons resident, died at 6:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at the Parsons Presbyterian Manor. She was born Jan. 27, 1917, at Loving, N.M., to Floyd and Myrtle (Gwartney) Thomas. The family moved to Mound Valley when she was a child and then to Parsons, where she graduated from Parsons High School in 1935. She was employed as a telephone operator by Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. for 35 years, retir...
Debra K. 'Debbie' Marks
Debra K. "Debbie" Marks, 54, of Parsons went home to be with her Lord at 2 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at her home. She had been in failing health the past year. She is survived by her husband, John Marks, of the home.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Glory Barn...
Bobbie D. Guy
COLUMBUS -- Bobbie D. Guy, 74, of Columbus died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin.
He was born June 3, 1934, in Cherokee County to James D. and Etta T. (Smith) Guy. He graduated from Cherokee County Community High School in 1952.
He married Betty L. Gatewood on July 2, 1953, in Columbus. He was a farmer for 52 years, retiring in 2006.
Survivors include his wife, Betty, of the home; a son, Jim Guy of Col...