Lois Jeannine Hefley
WEBB CITY, Mo. — Lois Jeannine Hefley, 74, of Webb City, Mo., died on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010. She was born in Lyons on Nov. 26, 1935, to Hiram and Mary Marceline (Tener) Smith. Lois graduated from Lyons High School. She attended Sterling College, Pittsburg State University and Emporia State University. She had a bachelor of arts degree and a masters degree in library science. She married Gary Jackson Sr. They later divorced. She married B...
Clarence D. Graybill
ALTAMONT — Clarence D. Graybill, 92, of rural Altamont died Friday morning, Oct. 8, 2010, at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington. He was born April 2, 1918, in Dewey County, Okla., to Joe and Cora (Ireton) Graybill. He grew up in Oklahoma and attended Rhea School. On Jan. 22, 1938, he married Helen Peck in Cheyenne, Okla. Following their marriage they made their home in the Custer County, Okla., where they farmed until moving to t...
Charles W. Foster
Charles W. Foster, 75, of Edna died at 12:05 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at Labette Health. He had been in failing health for several months. He was born June 29, 1935, near Edna to George and Neva (Leka) Foster. He grew up and attended grade school there at the Star School. He graduated from Labette County Community High School in 1952 and then graduated from Coffeyville Junior College. He farmed and raised cattle throughout his adult l...
Floyd E. Hamilton
CHERRYVALE — Floyd Eugene Hamilton, 74, of Cherryvale died at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at his home. He was born on July 31, 1936, at Earlton to William Floyd and Mildred (Splain) Hamilton. He attended schools in Earlton and Chanute. He retired from the U.S. Air Force. He married Shirley Ann Tremain on Jan. 17, 1956, at Iola. She preceded him in death on Sept. 18, 2004. He worked for 28 years for Weaver Construction in Aurora, Colo...
Marvin D. Bean
PITTSBURG — Marvin D. Bean, 64, of Pittsburg died at 10:13 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg. He was born June 12, 1946, at Pittsburg to Milo W. and Louise (Easter) Bean. He attended schools in Parsons and graduated from Parsons High School. On Feb. 25, 1967, he married Linda J. Schubert at Parsons. She survives of the home. Mr. Bean was a self-employed flooring contractor for many years. He also worked for F...
Kathalene Jane Weaver
ROGERS, Ark. — Kathalene Jane Weaver, 76, of Rogers, Ark., died on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, in Rogers. She was born April 3, 1934, in Bellefonte, Ark., to Haskell Floyd and Faye (McDonald) Williams. She was a member of the Colonial Baptist Church of Rogers and was retired from Wal-Mart. Survivors include a son, Doyle Gene Weaver Jr. of Arlington, Texas; two daughters, Jeannie Nichols and Margie Edens, both of Rogers, Ark.; five grandchildren; ...
Vernon Eugene Fouts
BRONSON, Fla. — Vernon Eugene Fouts, 83, of Bronson, Fla., died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, at the Tri County Hospice Center in Chiefland, Fla.
He was born on Aug. 25, 1927, in Parsons to Verlie and Marie (Keene) Fouts.
He married Rosaleen Smith on March 24, 1945, in Parsons. She survives.
Mr. Fouts worked for Foodtown Stores, Pittsburg, from 1958 to 1982, having served as market manager, store manger, assistant meat supervisor, produce superv...
Claudia Ewing, 87, a longtime Parsons resident, died at 12:40 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at the Broken Arrow Nursing Home in Broken Arrow, Okla.
She was born Feb. 23, 1923, near Edna to William John and Anna (Graue) Murphy. She attended schools in Labette County and graduated from Oswego High School in 1940.
On May 8, 1943, she married Glen Kneale Ewing in Cherryvale. After their marriage they lived in Independence, where Glen was stationed...
COFFEYVILLE — Pearl Wilson, 97, of Coffeyville, formerly of Chetopa, died at 11:51 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, at her home in Coffeyville. She was born Sept. 30, 1913, in Nowata County, Okla., to T.R. and Carrie (Burnsides) Palmer. As a young girl, she attended Thompson and Pettit schools. She married Alvin Kerns. They later divorced. On Aug. 9, 1958, she married James M. “Jim” Wilson. He preceded her in death May 26, 2010. For more t...
Freida L. Conrad
Freida L. Conrad, 88, a retired Parsons elementary school teacher, died at 3:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, at Elmhaven East nursing home in Parsons.
She was born Oct. 25, 1921, in Parsons to Ralph S. and Reba F. (Russell) Brown. Her father died in a work-related accident when she was a small child, and she was raised by her mother and stepfather, Oran Mathis. She attended Parsons schools, graduated from the Galesburg High School in 1940 a...
Monte G. Fraker
Monte G. Fraker, 62, of Parsons died at 8:20 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, at Elmhaven West. He was born Nov. 14, 1947, at Erie a son of Searel R. and Druscella K. (Peifer) Fraker. He graduated from Galesburg High School. Upon graduation, he was drafted into the United States Army at age 18. He served in Vietnam from November 1967 until April 1969. For his service there, Mr. Fraker received the Bronze Star, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the...
Veta Frances DeGraff
Veta Frances DeGraff, 93, of Parsons, died at 9:05 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at Elmhaven East.
She was born May 4, 1917, in Concordia to Harrison and Meta (Gram) Quinnette. As a young girl, she grew up in the Concordia area, where she attended schools.
She married Leonard William DeGraff in 1939 in Concordia. Following marriage, they moved to Minnesota, where they owned and operated a fishing resort. In 1948, they returned to Concordia, ...
Evelyn R. Karstetter
OSWEGO - Evelyn R. Karstetter, 94, of Oswego died at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at Chetopa Manor in Chetopa. She was born Dec. 30, 1915, in Deport, Texas, to Martin Luther and Clarissa Jane (Richardson) Smith. She graduated from Austin High School in El Paso, Texas. She worked for Peyton Packing Co. and Standard Oil Co. as a bookkeeper. On May 16, 1945, she married Everett Karstetter. They moved to rural Mound Valley in 1948. In...
Ruth E. Shepard
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ruth E. Shepard, 85, of Kansas City, Mo., died of complications from a hip fracture and Alzheimer’s on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, at NorthCare Hospice in North Kansas City, Mo. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 1995.
She was born on Jan. 1, 1925, in Kansas City, Mo., and adopted by Thomas and Maude (Trowbridge) Keegan in May 1925. She attended elementary and high school in Dennis.
She married Orville A. Shepard in November...
Veta Frances DeGraff
Veta Frances DeGraff, 93, of Parsons died at 9:05 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at Elmhaven East. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard William DeGraff, in 1990. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. Private family burial will be held. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. These may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons,...
Monte G. Fraker
Monte G. Fraker, 62, of Parsons died at 8:20 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, at the Elmhaven West. The body will be cremated. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 942, Parsons, 67357. Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.
Riley G. Baldwin
GALESBURG — Riley Grant Baldwin, 96, of Galesburg, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute. He was born in rural Galesburg on Sept. 6, 1914, the son of Harry and Zella (Fought) Baldwin. He attended Galesburg schools. He served in the Army during World War II. He married Virtress Dixon Jordan on Nov. 20, 1952, at Chanute. She preceded him in death on Jan. 24, 1998. He was a lifetime farmer. He w...
Marinda L. Bullock
CHETOPA — Marinda L. Bullock, 95, of Chetopa died at 4:55 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, at Chetopa Manor. She was born May 31, 1915, in Oswego to George and Ellen (Marion) Jackson. She grew up and attended schools in Oswego, where she graduated from high school. She was a member of the Mason Chapel Church in Oswego, American Legion Unit No. 61 Auxiliary and the Eight and Forty Crawford County Salon No. 524 in Pittsburg. She enjoyed knitting...
Robert E. ‘Bob’ Lamb
Robert E. “Bob” Lamb, 70, of rural Parsons died at 5:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at his home. He had been in failing health the past several years. He was born April 6, 1940, on a farm near Parsons to Edwin and Eva (Chrisman) Lamb. He grew up there and attended Labette County Community High School, graduating in 1957. For 41 years he was employed by the Neosho County Highway Department, retiring in 1999 as road and bridge foreman. He...
Marvin F. ‘Tuffy’ Garretson
Marvin F. “Tuffy” Garretson, 76, a lifelong resident of Parsons, died at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010, at his home. He was born Feb. 28, 1934, in Parsons to James A. and Mary E. (Hamilton) Garretson. He grew up and attended Parsons schools. He was employed by the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant for 35 years and also did carpentry work. He had attended Center Bethel Union Church and was a member of Parsons Masonic Lodge No. 117, A.F. & A....