OSWEGO — Harold J. Kiister, 76, of rural Oswego died at 11:55 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at Oswego Hospital.
He was born on Sept. 5, 1934, in St. Paul to Otto and Susie (Brainard) Kiister. He grew up and attended school in St. Paul, where he graduated from St. Paul High School and later earned an associate’s degree from Neosho County Community College in Chanute.
For a time, he worked at Ewen Motors and Hy-Grade Construction before joinin...
Pat Stover, 76, a lifelong Parsons resident, died at 5:20 a.m. Friday, July 15, 2011, at his home. Death followed a lengthy period of failing health.
He was born on Jan. 10, 1935, in Parsons to William Roy Stover and Ella Mabel (Weakley) Stover. He graduated from Labette County Community High School at Altamont and also attended classes at Labette Community College.
From 1953 to 1957, he was employed by Peter Kewitt Construction Co. and then s...
CHERRYVALE — Roy L. Hammond, 76, of Cherryvale died on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at Cherryvale Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at New Life Praise and Worship Church, Cherryvale. Friends may register from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday at Potts Chapel, Cherryvale, with the family receiving friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday. The family will have a private internment at a later date.
The funeral home will announce fu...
Elizabeth Rose Hoffman
WICHITA — Elizabeth Rose Hoffman, 3 months, died Monday, July 11, 2011, in Wichita. She was born on April 3, 2011, in Wichita to Kristena Constuble and John Hoffman.
Survivors include her parents; a brother, Jaxson of Parsons; grandparents, Donald and Mary Hoffman of South Hutchinson and Daniel and Venice Constuble of Parsons; and great-grandparents, Jean Howard of Parsons, Barbara McCloud of Carthage, Mo., and Leslie and Marie Gentry of Ardm...
Harold J. Kiister
OSWEGO — Harold J. Kiister, 76, of rural Oswego died at 11:55 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at Oswego Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Goldie Kiister, of the home.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bartlett Christian Church. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery near St. Paul. Friends may call at their convenience after 9 a.m. Monday at Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Altamont.
The funeral home will announce complete obituary detai...
ARKANSAS CITY — Jerry Stover, 72, of Arkansas City died Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at his home.
He was born on July 13, 1939, in Arkansas City to Hiram and Irene (Buzzi) Stover. He was a 1957 graduate of Arkansas City High School and a 1959 graduate of Arkansas City Junior College.
He married Mona Janelle Cameron on April 14, 1958. In Parsons, Stover operated Jerry’s Donut Shop from 1961 to 1981.
Survivors include his wife of the home; seven ch...
David R. Holsinger
David R. Holsinger, 66, of Parsons died at 1:45 p.m. Monday, July 11, 2011, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice Center at Via Christi St. Francis Campus in Wichita.
He was born on July 10, 1945, in Cortez, Colo., to Elmer and Dowanna (Ewing) Holsinger. As a young boy, he moved with his family to Parsons, where he graduated from Parsons High School and attended Labette Community College.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Upon his h...
Erma Jean Van Cleave
ST. LOUIS — Erma Jean Van Cleave, 81, formerly of Warrensburg, Mo., died Thursday, July 7, 2011.
She was born on Feb. 8, 1930, in Elder, Colo., the daughter of Boyd and Marian (Bosley) Beeney. She graduated from Erie High School in Kansas.
She married Harold Buford Van Cleave on Sept. 25, 1951. Together they had four children, Lanus, Marcia, Connie and Michael.
Erma lived for more than 40 years in Warrensburg, Mo., where she and Harold were...
David R. Holsinger
David R. Holsinger, 66, of Parsons died at 1:45 p.m. Monday, July 11, 2011, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice Center at Via Christi St. Francis Campus in Wichita. His wife, Elke (Merrick) Holsinger, survives of the home.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Assembly of God Church in Parsons. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons.
CHERRYVALE — Gary Nixon, 63, of rural Cherryvale died on Wednesday, July 6, 2011, of a heart attack at his home. He had been in his usual health, and his death was unexpected.
Gary Eugene Nixon was born on Aug. 8, 1947, to Clarence “Pinky” and Ruth (Marchant) Nixon on the family homestead near Cherryvale. He attended Mount Zion grade school and graduated from Labette County High School in 1966.
He served in the U.S. Army Reserve.
He worked f...
Theodore ‘Ted’ Curtis Hastings
CALIFORNIA, Mo. — Theodore “Ted” Curtis Hastings, 79, of California, Mo., passed away Saturday, July 2, 2011, at the Moniteau Care Center in California, Mo.
He was born Dec. 27, 1931, in Moran the son of Charles Marshall and Mattie Smart Hastings, both of whom preceded him in death. He was a graduate of Parsons High School in Parsons. He was a rifleman in the United States Army.
He married Jean Farrell on Jan. 21, 1951, in Fayetteville, Ark.
Virginia L. Crick
DODGE CITY – Virginia L. Crick, 71, of Dodge City died Sunday, July 10, 2011, at her home.
She was born on Jan. 6, 1940, at Ashland to W.L. and Maybelle Rodman Cunningham.
She attended business college in Denver.
She was the executive secretary at High Plains Journal in Dodge City for 20 years.
On Aug. 29, 1982, she married Rod Crick at Dodge City. He survives.
Other survivors include two daughters, Donna Houston of Houston and Dixie Craig of...
Steven Wayne ‘Hawk’ Rooney
FESTUS, Mo. — Steven Wayne “Hawk” Rooney, 52, of Festus, Mo., died at 2:45 a.m. Monday, July 11, 2011, at his home.
He was born on April 27, 1959, in Oswego to Charles and Martha (Tomey) Rooney. He attended school in Columbus and graduated from Columbus High School in 1977.
He was a blacksmith.
He married Teresa Tomlinson in Oswego in 1978. They later divorced.
In December 2009, he married Linda (Logan) Reid. She survives of the home.
Verona A. Stammer
OSWEGO — Verona A. Stammer, 80, a longtime resident of Oswego, and her husband, Floyd Donald “Don” Stammer, died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Sunday, July 10, 2011, near Dewey, Okla.
She was born on Oct. 18, 1930, in Dewey, Okla., to Harry Lee and Lela Mae (Bickford) Pryce. As a young girl, she grew up and attended school in Dewey, where she graduated from high school.
On June 24, 1950, she married Don Stammer in Dewey....
Floyd D. ‘Don’ Stammer
OSWEGO — Floyd D. “Don” Stammer, 82, a longtime resident of Oswego, and his wife, Verona A. Stammer, died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Sunday, July 10, 2011, near Dewey, Okla.
He was born on May 29, 1929, in rural Osage County, Okla., near the Butler Creek community to Del and Edith (Chew) Stammer. He grew up and attended school in the Bartlesville area, where he graduated from College High School.
During the Korean War...
Domenick Dewayne ‘D.J.’ Mosley Jr.
Domenick Dewayne “D.J.” Mosley Jr., 3 months, of Parsons died on Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at his home.
He was born on April 3, 2011, at Chanute to Domenick Mosley Sr. and Brita Pedrino.
He had a smile with dimples that could light up a room. He enjoyed cooing back at those who tried to talk to him and watching TV.
He is survived by his parents, Domenick Mosley Sr. and Brita Pedrino of the home; his brother, Kole Pedrino of the home; his twin s...
Floyd Donald and Verona A. Stammer
OSWEGO — Floyd Donald “Don” and Verona A. Stammer, longtime residents of Oswego, died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Sunday, July 10, 2011, near Dewey, Okla.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Oswego Christian Church. Burial will be in Oswego Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to Oswego Christian Church and may be left at or mailed to Forbes-Ho...
Joy Y. Lindeberg
Joy Y. Lindeberg, 63, a lifelong resident of Parsons, died at 1:33 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2011, at her home, following a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born on Nov. 16, 1947, in Parsons to Obed B. and Reta M. (Van Houten) Cramer. She grew up and attended schools in Parsons, where she was a 1965 graduate of Parsons High School and later earned an associate’s degree from Labette Community College.
She served in the U.S. Army Reserves for ...
Joy Lindeberg, 63, of Parsons died at 1:33 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2011, following a courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, Roy Lindeberg, of the home.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Parsons. Burial will be in Oswego Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons.
Memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church in Parsons, t...
William T. Free Jr.
CLEVELAND, Okla. — William T. Free Jr., 76, of Cleveland, Okla., died on Wednesday, July 6, 2011.
He was born on Dec. 26, 1934, in Courtland to William T. Free Sr. and Florence Lottie Levrold. He was raised in Courtland and graduated from Courtland High School in 1952.
He served in Korea for the U.S. Army.
He married Joan Sankey of Republic on March 28, 1959, at Amana Lutheran Church in Scandia. She survives at their home in Cleveland, Okla.