Thelda L. Muncy
ST. PAUL -- Thelda L. Muncy, 89, formerly of Erie and Douglass, died at 8:25 a.m. Monday, April 6, 2009, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul. She was born on March 11, 1920, at Bridgeport, Okla., to John Newton and Bessie (Starbuck) Fossett. She grew up and attended school at Hinton, Okla. She married Claude Muncy on March 4, 1938, at Kingfisher, Okla. He preceded her in death in June 1997. She was a homemaker and resided a...
Frances Loveda Pritchett
OSWEGO -- Frances Loveda Pritchett, 98, of Oswego died Thursday, April 2, 2009, in the Medicalodge of Columbus.
She was born Oct. 11, 1910, in Omaha, Ill., to Lawrence and Lula (Vaughn) Blackard.
She worked many years in the Omaha, Ill., glass factory in Gas City, Ind.
She married Ed Winters. He preceded her in death. She later married Clarence Pritchett. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include a sister, Mary Shugart of Oswego.
She was p...
SAN JUAN, Texas -- Gertrude Peterson, 99, of San Juan, Texas, formerly of Rosemead, Calif., died at 5:05 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at the San Juan Nursing Home. She had lived in Rosemead most of her life before moving to San Juan in May 2007 to be near her niece, Joyce Patrick and her husband, John, of Alamo, Texas. She was born Jan. 7, 1910, in rural Oswego to Elmer and Bessie (Lively) Sheets. She attended Labette County schools. She ...
JOPLIN -- Florence Colene DeCow Brockman, 67, of Joplin died at 11:50 p.m. Sunday, April 5, 2009. She was born Oct. 14, 1941, in Parsons to Connell and Mary Elizabeth (Dwyer) DeCow. She had lived in Joplin since 1992, moving from Bennett Springs, Mo. She was raised in Parsons, attended Parsons public schools and graduated from Labette Community College. She worked for Wal-Mart for several years and owned and operated a convenience store in...
Lillie P. 'Lil' Smith
CHETOPA -- Lillie P. "Lil" Smith, 94, of Chetopa died at 7:25 p.m. Friday, April 3, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Smith, on Sept. 25, 1975. The service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. Friday until service time at the funeral home. Friends may call at t...
Dessie Bass Taylor
WALNUT -- Dessie Bass Taylor, 82, of rural Walnut died at 4:55 a.m. Sunday, April 5, 2009, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul. She had been in failing health.
She was born May 25, 1926, in rural Stark to Roy and Myrtle (Olson) Bass. She attended Walnut High School and graduated from Savonburg High School. She attended Chanute Junior College and Pittsburg State University, earning a bachelor's degree in education. Later, she too...
CHANUTE -- Belinda G. Nading, 50, of Chanute died at 5:58 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2009, upon arrival at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute. She was born on July 10, 1958, at Chanute to Charles and Joyce (Ross) DeBolt. She grew up at Chanute and attended Chanute schools. She married Kenneth Nading on Aug. 16, 1985. They later divorced. She worked as a sewing machine operator for the National Garment Co. and The Broderi...
Rosemary M. Suckstorf
THAYER — Rosemary M. Suckstorf, 77, of Thayer died unexpectedly Friday, March 27, 2009, at Labette Health in Parsons. She was born near Pierce, Neb., on May 20, 1931, to John H. and Anna J. (Dvorak) Vyhlidal. She attended rural elementary schools and Pierce High School. In her youth, she was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Pierce. She was employed by Omaha Cold Storage, Omaha, Neb., and also worked as a children’s nanny and adult c...
LABETTE CITY -- The place of the service for Ralph C. Trollope, 82, of Labette City, who died Wednesday afternoon, March 25, 2009, at his home, has been changed. The service now will be at 2 p.m. today at Labette Baptist Church. The service will conclude at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Labette Baptist Church. Carson-Wall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Clara Faye Lester
CHETOPA -- Clara Faye Lester, 82, formerly of Welch, Okla., died Sunday, March 29, 2009, at Chetopa Manor. She was born July 8, 1925, at Welch to Charles A. and Mary E. (Shields) Rhodes. She graduated from Welch High School and attended college in Tahlequah, Okla., where she received a teaching certificate. She married Isaiah W. Lester in 1945 in Miami, Okla. He preceded her in death on June 20, 1989. She worked for Eastern State Hospital f...
Ralph Trollope service
The service for Ralph Carrol Trollope will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Labette City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Carson-Wall Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday.
Memorials are suggested to Labette Baptist Church and may be left at or sent to the funeral home, Box 942, Parsons, 67357.
Rosemary Suckstorf, 77, of Thayer died Friday, March 27, 2009, at Labette Health. Cremation will take place. There will be a memorial service at a later date. Penwell-Gable Johnson Chapel, Chanute, is in charge of arrangements.
Charles R. 'Dick' Webb
PITTSBURG -- Charles R. "Dick" Webb, 70, of Pittsburg died Monday, March 23, 2009, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. He was the founder and chairman of Watco Cos. Inc., a rail service provider in Pittsburg. He was born on Dec. 10, 1938, in Independence to Jesse and Grace (Lewis) Webb. They both preceded him in death. He attended Horace Mann Elementary School, Lakeside Junior High and graduated from Pittsburg Hi...
Ralph Carrol Trollope
Ralph Carrol Trollope, 82, of Labette City died Wednesday afternoon, March 25, 2009, at his home. Death was unexpected. He was born Feb. 3, 1927, at Montana to Lloyd G. and Flo (Bell) Trollope. He graduated from Labette County Community High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947. He was an electrician and followed construction work for many years. He also farmed for many years. He was a member of Labette Baptist Church and was...
Ralph Carroll Trollope
LABETTE CITY -- Ralph Carroll Trollope, 82, of Labette City was pronounced dead at his home Wednesday afternoon, March 25, 2009. He had been in his usual health, and his death was unexpected. He was preceded in death by his wife, Naomi Trollope, on Jan. 25, 2002. Further obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by Carson-Wall Funeral Home of Parsons.
Louis Wendell Shaw
Louis Wendell Shaw
Louis Wendell Shaw, 95, formerly of Galesburg and Erie, died at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at Labette Health.
He was born Nov. 21, 1913, at Galesburg to Homer Ivan and Maud (Trowbridge) Shaw. He was raised in Galesburg and attended school there. During the Great Depression, he worked on the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River in Washington state. He returned to Galesburg in 1939 and began farm...
ERIE -- Wendell Shaw, 95, of Galesburg and Erie, died at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at Labette Health. Further obituary and service details will be announced later by Carson-Wall Funeral Home.
Anna I. Edwards
Anna I. Edwards ST. PAUL -- Anna Irene Edwards, 89, a resident of Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul, died at 6:35 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2009, at Labette Health. She lived in Erie before moving to the nursing home nearly three years ago. She was born April 27, 1919, at Urbana to Everett and Gertie (Dilley) McGowen. She grew up in Shaw and graduated from Erie High School in 1936. On Dec. 30, 1936, she married Marion R. Edwards a...
Jack W. Ford
Jack W. Ford, 55, of Parsons was pronounced dead at his home Saturday evening, March 21, 2009. His death was unexpected. No services are scheduled. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Carson-Wall Funeral Home of Parsons.
Debra Lee Bishop
Debra Lee Bishop HUMBOLDT -- Debra Lee Bishop, 56, of Humboldt, died Saturday, March 21, 2009, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute. She was born in Parsons on Nov. 9, 1952, to R.A. and Gloria (Kober) Pefley. She graduated from Chanute High School in 1970. She married Steve Bishop on June 8, 1973, in Earlton. He survives of the home. She was employed with SEK Educational Service Center and worked for several different sch...