Doris L. Grant
COLUMBUS — Doris L. Grant, 64, of rural Columbus died at 2:05 p.m. Monday, May 17, 2010, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin following a short illness.
She was born Oct. 6, 1945, in Columbus to Joseph J. and Mildred L. (Scowden) Grant. She attended area schools and graduated from Columbus High School.
Doris worked at the Parsons State Hospital and Training Center for many years as a secretary.
Survivors include a brother, Danny Grant of rural C...
Fred W. Warford
ERIE — Fred W. Warford, 47, of Erie died early Monday morning, May 17, 2010, at his residence. He had been in failing health, but death was not expected. He was born Oct. 7, 1962, in Pittsburg to Carl Cleaton and Patsy Louise (Chaney) Warford. He grew up and attended schools in Pittsburg and was a 1982 graduate of Pittsburg High School. For a time, he lived in Carthage, Mo., and Carterville, Mo., and had lived in Erie the past three years. F...
ERIE — Fred Warford, 47, of Erie died early Monday, May 17, 2010, at his home. He had been in failing health, but death was not expected. Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons will announce complete obituary details and funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.
Royal Scudder Flesh and Ann Askren Flesh
ST. LOUIS — Royal Scudder “Scud” Flesh, 91, of St. Louis died Friday, May 7, 2010, in Borrego Springs, Calif., and his wife, Anne (Askren) Flesh, also 91, died Monday, May 10, 2010.
The Flesh family owns The Flesh Co. in Parsons. The couple were enjoying their annual visit to Borrego Springs and preparing to return to their home in St. Louis when they died.
They both attended the University of Missouri at Columbia.
Mr. Flesh served in the mili...
Myrtle A. Presson
CHERRYVALE — Myrtle Alice Presson, 93, of Cherryvale died Saturday, May 15, 2010, at Mercy Hospital in Independence. Mrs. Presson was born on Jan. 10, 1917, at Cherryvale to Robert N. and Nellie (Davidson) Miller. She graduated from Cherryvale High School and Pittsburg State Teachers College. She married Donald Max Presson on July 10, 1941, in Girard. He preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 1981. She retired from teaching in 1979. Survivors in...
Alvin Daniel Mauk
WELCH, Okla. — Alvin Daniel Mauk, 81, of rural Welch, Okla., died on Thursday, May 13, 2010, at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa after an illness. He was born Aug. 3, 1928, in Kildare, Okla., to Erick and Eva Gayle (Smith) Mauk. He married Bonnie Jean Luckie in October 1950 in Vinita, Okla. She preceded him in death on March 14, 2003. He served in the U.S. Army. He worked for the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant. Survivors include a son, Denn...
Robert G. ‘Bob’ Trimmell
INDEPENDENCE — Robert G. “Bob” Trimmell, 71, of Independence died Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at his home. He was born on Sept. 10, 1938, in Rural Fall River to Luther Anslum and Thelma P. (Ware) Trimmell. He graduated from Coyville High School in 1956. He was a farmer and rancher. He married Connie Trimmell on May 17, 1959, in Independence. She survives of the home. He served in the U.S. Army. Other survivors include a son, Todd Alan Trimme...
Edith Charmian Gorman
MOUND CITY — Edith Charmian Gorman, 89, of Mound City died Wednesday May 12, 2010, at Fort Scott Manor in Fort Scott. She was born on April 9, 1921, in Mound City to Gus and Grace Good Warzel. The family later moved to Fort Scott, where she attended school. She earned bachelor of arts degrees in education and music from St. Mary’s College, Leavenworth. She received her nurse’s training and practiced as a registered nurse at a physician’s clin...
James P. ‘Red’ Breslin
ALTAMONT — James P. “Red” Breslin, 56, of Altamont died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Tulsa. He was born June 29, 1953, in Los Angeles to Francis and Ellen (Bailey) Breslin. He grew up and attended schools in Trona, Calif. He served in the U.S. Army. He worked at Spears Manufacturing Co. in Caney until becoming ill. Survivors include his companion, Becky Carter, of the home, Altamont; two ...
James P. ‘Red’ Breslin
ALTAMONT — James P. “Red” Breslin, 56, of Altamont died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Tulsa. Following cremation, the memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Altamont. Memorials are suggested to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America and may be left at or mailed to Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 325, Altamont, 67330. Complete obituary d...
Jayne Denise Wells
Jayne Denise Wells, 52, of Parsons died early Monday morning, May 10, 2010, in the Select Specialty Hospice Unit at St. Francis Via Christi Regional Medical Center at Wichita. Her death followed a short illness. She was born May 12, 1957, at Parsons to Dale Everett and Betty Jean (Myers) Wells. She grew up in Dennis and attended rural schools. She graduated from Labette County High School. One of her first jobs was at the Katy Hospital. At t...
Delores Ilene Jefferson
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Delores Ilene Jefferson of Bakersfield, Calif., died on Friday, April 23, 2010, in Bakersfield, Calif.
She was born Jan. 2, 1924, in Parsons.
Ilene truly loved her family, friends, gardening and reading. She also enjoyed golfing, traveling and their trailer in Oceanside, Calif.
She was active with her church, Del Rosa United Methodist in San Bernardino, Calif., teaching her Sunday school children. She was a member of the ...
NEVADA, Mo. — David Brueggeman, 69, of Nevada, Mo., died at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg. He was born June 17, 1940, in Parsons to John Asher and Elsie Elizabeth (Ehlers) Brueggeman. He lived in San Diego for 35 years, Parsons for two years, Independence for eight years and most recently lived in Nevada. Mr. Brueggeman was a veteran of the Vietnam War era, serving in the Navy. He was a machinist for ...
Rex E. Sanders
ERIE — Rex E. Sanders, 56, of rural Erie died Monday at his farm. His death was unexpected. He was born on Oct. 17, 1953, to Jacob M. and Ada E. (Beard) Sanders. He grew up on the family farm and attended Erie schools, graduating from Erie High School in 1971. He attended Neosho County Community College. He later returned to the family farm, where he farmed for many years. He also farmed on leased land. He married Susie Loveless on Aug. 9, ...
Hester Lee Pickle
PITTSBURG — Hester Lee Pickle, 90, of Pittsburg, formerly of Lamar, Mo., died on Saturday, May 8, 2010, at Golden Living Center in Pittsburg. Hester was born May 3, 1920, at Summerfield, Okla., to Elzie and Rosetta (Earls) Pickle. He served in the U.S. Army and was a World War II veteran. He was a steel worker for Jones & Laughlin in Fairfax for many years and also worked at a tree nursery in Neosho, Mo. Many of his retirement years were s...
Florian O. ‘Sam’ Andrews
Florian O. “Sam” Andrews, 84, a longtime Galesburg area farmer, died at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, May 9, 2010, at Labette Health in Parsons. He and his wife had moved to Parsons a year ago from their farm home. He was born Nov. 13, 1925, in Covington, Okla., to James H. and Mae H. (Stout) Andrews. He grew up in the Douglas, Okla., area and attended high school there. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Following the war, he ret...
News and Notes
Habitat open house The Parsons Habitat for Humanity chapter will have an open house and key exchange for the family moving into the Habitat house at 1201 Leonard. The event will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday. The public is invited to tour the home and attend the blessing of the home and the ribbon cutting and key exchange, which will be at 11 a.m. The Habitat project began with a groundbreaking ceremony in November 2008. Since then, commu...
Jayne Denise Wells
Jayne Denise Wells, 52, of Parsons died early Monday morning, May 10, 2010, in the Select Specialty Hospice Unit at St. Francis Via Christi Regional Medical Center at Wichita. Her death followed a short illness. Further obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by Carson-Wall Funeral Home.
Ruby M. Donald
OSWEGO — Ruby M. Donald, 90, of Oswego died at 3:49 p.m. Friday, May 7, 2010, at the Oswego Home Place.
She was born Nov. 5, 1919, in Cabool, Mo., to John and Etta (Hunter) Kelley. She grew up and attended school in southern Missouri and was a graduate of Humansville High School.
On June 27, 1942, she married Walter Donald in Camdenton, Mo. He preceded her in death on Nov. 20, 2008.
Survivors include a daughter, Patty Ashby of rural Oswego; a ...
Lou R. Carrillo
KINSLEY — Lou R. Carrillo, 60, of Kinsley died on Friday, May 7, 2010, at Kansas Heart Hospital, Wichita. He was born on Jan. 7, 1950, in Parsons to Eleutrio and Petra Carrillo. He married Yvonne A. Graves in Kinsley. She survives. He was a CNA/CMA/EMT. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a Boy Scout leader. Other survivors include his mother, Petra Carrillo of Parsons; a daughter, Wendi Bernstorf of Haysville; three grandchild...