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...
M. Marcella Braley
OSWEGO -- M. Marcella Braley, 89, of Oswego died Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, at Labette Health. She was born Aug. 24, 1919, in rural Bartlett to Luther A. and Eva (Thompson) Wiley. She graduated from Labette County Community High School in 1939. She received her teaching certificate from Pittsburg State Teachers College and later earned her master's from Pittsburg State University. She taught rural school at Liggett and Ellis and taught at Osw...
Charles V. 'Chuck' Shaw
CARMICHAEL, Calif. -- Charles V. "Chuck" Shaw, 92, of Carmichael, Calif., formerly of Galesburg, died at 11:55 a.m. at Aegis of Carmichael Assisted Living Facility in Carmichael, Calif. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Shaw, on Sept. 16, 2004.
Complete obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Joseph A. Garner, 19, of Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Parsons, died on Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He attended Johnson County Community College with the intention of pursuing a culinary degree. He is survived by his parents, Robert and Suzan Garner; his adoptive father, Dr. Stephen H. Christy; five brothers, Christopher, Cody and Devon Garner and John and Andrew Christy; his grandfa...
Katherine P. “Kay” Taylor, 90, of Parsons died at 2:45 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, at the Family Health and Rehab Center in Wichita. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond H. Taylor, on May 25, 2002. The service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to t...
Ortha Kathryn Elrod
THAYER -- Ortha Kathryn Elrod, 95, of Thayer died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at the Elmhaven West in Parsons.
She was born Aug. 7, 1913, in rural Thayer to Ray and Mary (Harms) Adams. She graduated from Thayer High School.
She married Truman P. Elrod on May 27, 1932, in Oswego. He preceded her in death on March 13, 1999.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Elrod was a member of Thayer United Methodist Church and the Friday Reading Club.
Survivors include tw...
Stanley L. Terril
HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Stanley L. Terril, 74, of Honolulu died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, at Queens Hospital, Honolulu, Hawaii.
He was born Oct. 1, 1934, on a farm near Altamont to Lloyd J. Terril and Letha (Gearhiser) Terril.
He is survived by three sisters, Joan M. Geary of McCune, Margaret A. Seifert of Osage City and Sandra Sue Yates of Nixa, Mo.
He is to be cremated, and his ashes will be scattered in the Pacific Ocean off-shore of Waikiki Be...
Lovetta M. Webb
Lovetta M. Webb, 85, of Parsons died at 9:40 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at Labette Health. She was born Sept. 28, 1923, at Parsons to Benjamin Basil and Gladys Marie (Warford) Webb. She grew up at Parsons and attended Douglass School, graduating from Douglass High School. She worked at the Kansas Ordnance Plant, the Swift Co. and for several nursing homes in Parsons as a housekeeper. She enjoyed collecting dolls and reading. She attended ...
Mellodee J. Livingston-Graves
WICHITA -- Mellodee J
Mellodee J. Livingston-Graves
WICHITA -- Mellodee J. Livingston-Graves, 88, of Wichita died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, at Baldwin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born Dec. 3, 1920, in Muskogee, Okla., to Colman L. Sr. and Mary Baker-Ware Livingston. She graduated from Muskogee High School in 1938. In 1942, she received an associate degree in education from Parsons Junior College in Parsons. She then received a bachelor degree in el...
Eddie A. Gartner (wpic)
Eddie A. Gartner (wpic) Eddie A. Gartner, 88, of Parsons died at 6:44 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at Labette Health. He had been in failing health. He was born May 17, 1920, in Franklin to Jacob and Louise (Siminec) Gartner. He grew up, attended school and learned to work at a young age in Franklin. He worked at several jobs in the Franklin-Pittsburg area, before going to work at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant, where he met Margaret Jane ...
Jonathan Douglas Brungardt
OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. -- Jonathan Douglas Brungardt, 14, of Olive Branch died on Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, at LeBonheur Children's Medical Center.
He was an eighth-grade student at Desoto Central Middle School and enjoyed playing football, dirt biking, hunting and camping, being outside and helping others.
Jonathan was of the Catholic faith. He attended Liberty Academy in Shawnee, Okla.
He is survived by his parents, Doug and Tammy Brungardt; a br...
Harold L. Axtell
Harold L. Axtell, 81, of Climax Springs, Mo., formerly of Altamont, died at 7:25 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, Mo.
He was born July 7, 1927, at Altamont to Lee and Golda (Brown) Axtell. He grew up in Altamont and graduated from Labette County Community High School in 1945.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1947 in Italy. He lived in Wichita, where he worked as a mechanic for a Ford dealership the...
Jimmie E. Johnston
Jimmie E. Johnston, 80, of rural Edna, died at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, at his home, following a short battle with acute leukemia.
He was born Aug. 9, 1928, near Bartlett to Vernon and Myrtle (Layton) Johnston. As a young boy, he grew up in the Bartlett-Edna area. He attended Ellis Grade School and was a 1946 graduate of Labette County Community High School in Altamont. He was a farmer and stockman his entire life, and also worked v...