James Andrew ‘Jim’ Delmont
HALLOWELL — James Andrew “Jim” Delmont, 65, of Hallowell died on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, at St John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin of an apparent heart attack.
He was born Dec. 24, 1944, in Columbus to Ralph and Annarita (York) Delmont. He attended Center Country School and CCRHS.
He married Alice Jean “Tootsie” Schreiber on April 4, 1964, in Hallowell. She survives.
He worked in Cherokee County all his life and retired in 2007.
Carl Robert Evenson
RATON, N.M. — Carl Robert Evenson, 38, of Raton, N.M., died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident.
He was born Jan. 31, 1972, in Chanute to Robert G. and Marjorie J. (Norris) Evenson. He attended Altoona schools and graduated from Humboldt High School. He worked for Panhandle Oilfield Services Co.
He married Linda Morgan in New Mexico. She survives.
Other survivors include three sons, Matthew, Kyler and Robert;...
Elizabeth Jane Vohs
HOISINGTON — Elizabeth Jane Vohs, 93, of Hoisington died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at an assisted living home in Andover. She was born March 7, 1917, at Parsons. She and her husband, Bob, were in the insurance and real estate business. Survivors include a daughter, Carol of Las Vegas; a son, Bob Vohs of Wichita; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lucille Larsen of Parsons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bo...
Billie Merl Houston
EDNA — Billie Merl Houston, 79, of Edna died on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.
He was born Nov. 1, 1930, at Edna to Edward and Mae (Wilmoth) Houston. He grew up and attended school in Labette County.
On Feb. 12, 1966, he married Kay Danielle Moses at Holy Name Catholic Church in Coffeyville. Following their marriage, they made their home in the Edna area.
Mr. Houston farmed and ranched in the Edna area and wa...
Larry Tate Hughes
TOPEKA — Larry Tate Hughes, 66, of Topeka died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, at Stormont Vail RMC from cardiomyopathy. He was born April 24, 1944, in St. Charles, Mo., to John H. and Edith Hughes. Larry was the third of four children and the only boy. Throughout his childhood, the family moved around a lot and he never lived far from railroad tracks, as his father moved up the ranks at the MKT (KATY) Railroad. They moved to Parsons before his fi...
CHERRYVALE — Robert “Bob” Testerman, 85, of rural Cherryvale, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center in its skilled nursing facility. He was born June 4, 1925, in rural Cherryvale to George Clinton and Margaret Levisa (Morgan) Testerman. He attended Sunnyside grade school and graduated from Labette County High School in Altamont. He married Unabelle Bryant on March 1, 1949, Bentonville, Ark. The couple lived i...
William J. Carinder
CHERRYVALE — William J. Carinder, 86, of Cherryvale died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at Cherryvale Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Oct. 14, 1923, in Caney to Josiah G. and Inez (Markley) Carinder. He graduated from Caney High School in 1941 and later from Coffeyville Community College. He served in the Army during World War II. After service, he graduated from Kansas State University with a bachelor of science degree in agricult...
Charles ‘Chuck’ Clark Enloe
CHERRYVALE — Charles “Chuck” Clark Enloe, 77, of Cherryvale died Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, at Mercy Hospital, Independence.
He was born April 7, 1933, in Enon, Mo., to Enoch W. and Bessie J. (Scrivner) Enloe. He attended East High School in Kansas City, Mo.
On Aug. 20, 1966, he married Susan Yurkovich in Reno, Nev. She survives of the home in Cherryvale.
He owned and operated Hide Away Tavern in Humboldt.
Other survivors include three sons, B. C...
AUGUSTA — Virginia Hizey, 72, of Augusta died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010.
Virginia was born in Labette on Oct. 23, 1937, to William N. and Edith Mae (Hunter) Newton Sr.
On June 5, 1955, she married Bob Hizey in Galesburg.
She was a homemaker and owned and operated with Hizey Service and Supply with her husband.
Virginia enjoyed gardening, baking, playing cards, and spending time at their cabin at Beaver Lake, Ark. She was a member of PEO, Junior ...
Randall G. ‘Randy’ Ewen
ERIE — After 60 years on earth, God decided to call Randall G. “Randy” Ewen home to rest. Randy was enjoying the weekend with his family at Grand Lake, when he became ill. He joined his Creator and other members of his family, when he passed away in Grove, Okla., on Saturday evening August 28, 2010. A lifelong Erie resident, Randy was born in Parsons, Kan., on January 26, 1950 to Dale and Marjorie Ewen. He graduated from Erie High School i...
Robert ‘Bob’ Arensdorf
DODGE CITY — Robert “Bob” Arensdorf, 85, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at his home in Dodge City. He was born April 2, 1925, at Ellinwood the son of Peter and Edith Komarek Arensdorf. He grew up on the family farm where he lived and farmed for most of his life until moving into Ensign in 2000. In 1944 he joined the United States Army and served during World War II after graduating from Ensign High School in 1943. On May 29, 1958, he married...
Ralph E. ‘Pete’ Cary
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Ralph E. “Pete” Cary, 99, of Springfield, Mo., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, with his loving granddaughter by his side.
He was born Sept. 19, 1910, to Charlie and Elsie Cary in Valeda.
After returning from World War II, where he proudly served his country in the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant, he was united in marriage to Myrle Cooper on April 13, 1946, and to this union one son was born.
Pete loved ga...
JOPLIN — William Arthur “Bill” Gardner, 84, Joplin, died at 10:55 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at St. John’s Regional Medical Center. He was born April 24, 1926, in Joplin to William Aude and Faye Viola (Hodges) Gardner and had lived in the Joplin area most of his life. He worked 36 years at the former Miller Manufacturing Co. in Joplin, retiring in 1991 as plant manager. He also worked 12 years at Fred Ronald Manufacturing Co. in Parsons ...
Betty Jane Pickens
OSWEGO — Betty Jane Pickens, 87, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, in her home near Oswego. The second of seven children born to Pearl and Shelby Robertson near Boswell, Okla., she was teaching in a one-room school when she married her sweetheart, Don Pickens. They moved to Southeast Kansas in 1948 and jointly operated a successful dairy farm near Labette. She was predeceased by their son, Rick; her parents; and three siblings. She is survived b...
Daisy L. ‘Bonnie’ Dack
Daisy L. “Bonnie” Dack, 78, of Parsons died at 7:40 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010. She had been in failing health several months.
She was born Dec. 3, 1931, in Parsons to William H. and Daisy B. (Blackburn) Shepard. She grew up in Parsons and attended Parsons schools.
On June 12, 1950, she married Glenn S. Dack at Girard. They lived in Parsons many years, then briefly in Ottawa, Coffeyville and Cherryvale before returning to Parsons. He prece...
Randall G. ‘Randy’ Ewen
ERIE — Randall G. “Randy” Ewen, 60, owner of Ewen Motor Co. in Erie, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, in Grove, Okla. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Erie Federated Church. Burial will be in East Hill Cemetery in Erie. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to either the Erie Federated Church or the Erie Masonic Lodge. Complete obi...
Ruth I. Donaldson
Ruth I. Donaldson, 97, of Parsons died at 5:50 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, at the Good Samaritan Society of Parsons. She was born July 25, 1913, in Wittenberg, Mo., to Frank and Allie (Smith) Thompson. For more than 30 years, she owned and operated Commercial Development Co. in Shawnee Mission. She married James C. Donaldson in the late 1960s. He preceded her in death Oct. 5, 1985. Survivors include a son, Dr. Robert Rinkenberger of P...
O.C. ‘Bud’ Buddenhagen
O.C. “Bud” Buddenhagen, 97, a lifelong resident of Parsons, died at 6:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at Elmhaven East nursing home in Parsons. He was born Sept. 21, 1912, in Parsons to Edward and Tonie I. (Bocha) Buddenhagen. He grew up and attended school in Parsons. From 1945 to 1973, he was owner and operator of the former B&R Tire Service on North Central in Parsons. He was a member of First Christian Church in Parsons. Following his r...
Ruth I. Donaldson
Ruth I. Donaldson, 97, of Parsons died at 5:50 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, at the Good Samaritan Society in Parsons. She had been in failing health. She was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Donaldson, on Oct. 5, 1985. Complete obituary details will be announced by Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.
Ronald D. ‘Ronnie’ Gamblin
Ronald D. “Ronnie” Gamblin, 51, of Girard died at 2:44 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, at the Missouri Rehabilitation Center in Mount Vernon, Mo. He had been in failing health.
He was born July 27, 1959, in Atwood to Joseph Lyle and Leona June (Carlson) Gamblin. For several years he was a resident at the Parsons State Hospital and Training Center and, for a time, he also lived in a nursing home. Since March 2002, he lived at Res-Care Connection...