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....
Marinda L. Bullock
CHETOPA — Marinda L. Bullock, 95, of Chetopa died at 4:55 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, at Chetopa Manor Nursing Home. Complete obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa. Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.
Mia Elyse Cole
Mia Elyse Cole, 19-month-old daughter of Whitney Cole and Brian Vail, died Tuesday evening, Sept. 21, 2010, at the Labette Health emergency room. Her death was unexpected. She was born Feb. 8, 2009. Further obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.
Karen Elaine Weir
CHETOPA — Karen Elaine Weir, 47, of Chetopa died on June 1, 2010.
She was born July 6, 1963, in Pomona, Calif., to John and Mildred Brown. She graduated from high school in California.
She married Edward Weir Jr. Jan. 3, 1986. They later divorced.
Survivors include her children, Veronica Elaine Weir and John Edward Grady Weir, both of Chetopa, and Tanya Rochelle Weir and Angelica Katherine Weir, both of Parsons.
Her parents preceded her in dea...
Walter ‘Bug’ Beggerly Jr.
ARLINGTON, Tenn. — Walter E. ‘Bug’ Beggerly Jr. of Arlington, Tenn., died on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, after battling cancer.
He was born on April 22, 1951, to Walter and Elizabeth Beggerly at Parsons. He attended school in Parsons and graduated from Parsons High School.
He served in the U.S. Marines.
He was a retired school teacher.
Survivors include his wife, Glenda, of the home; two daughters, Shawn Leslie and Heather Breasher, both of Bartl...
Mark L. Aikins
McCUNE — Mark L. Aikins, 48, of McCune died at 11:40 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin. He was born on July 24, 1962, in Chanute to Marvin L. and Rita (Overby) Aikins. He attended high school in Alief, Texas. He worked for Tri-State Roofing in Pittsburg. He married Angela “Angie” Clemens on June 6, 1986, in Miami, Okla. They later divorced. Survivors include his mother, Rita Aikins of Parsons;...