Dorothy F. Scott Larez
CHANUTE — Dorothy F. Scott Larez, 87, former resident of Wichita, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, at Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute.
She was born June 30, 1923, in Parsons the daughter of Samuel Jefferson Sr. and Mattie (Russell) Coots. She was the last survivor of seven children. She was raised in Southeast Kansas, but lived her adult life in Wichtia and San Jose, Calif.
She married Marvin Scott, who preceded her in death Aug. 18, 1995. ...
Schuyler J. ‘Bud’ Blair
ERIE — Schuyler J. “Bud” Blair, 91, of rural Erie died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at the home of his daughter, Marcia Schuette, in Jackson, S.C. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Jean (Houghton) Blair, on July 10, 1998.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lakeview Cemetery near Erie. The Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons is in charge of arrangements.
Complete obituary details will be announced.
Online condolences m...
Thelma Louise Marnell
WICHITA — Thelma Louise Marnell, 86, of Wichita died at 7:15 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. She was born Feb. 19, 1924, in Greenbush to John and Esther (Brophy) Marnell. She grew up and attended school in Greenbush and St. Paul and was a graduate of St. Paul High School. She was a sister at the Adorers of the Blood of Christ in Wichita. While in Parsons, she taught school at St. Patrick Catholic School. S...
Debbie L. Head
Debbie L. Head, 59, of Parsons died early Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, at her home. She had been in failing health several years. She was born Dec. 11, 1950, in Parsons to James B. and Mary Ann (Shores) Head. She lived in Erie and Wichita as a small child. In 1955 she moved to California. She graduated from high school in Oakland, Calif., and attended junior college at Stockton, Calif. She was employed in Stockton as a nurse assistant and in the...
Roger Dale O’Kane
Roger Dale O’Kane, 62, a former longtime Altamont resident, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at his home. Obituary details and funeral arrangements are pending.
Opal F. Overman
OSWEGO — Opal F. Overman, 91, of Oswego died Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at St John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin.
The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church, Oswego. Burial will follow in the Oswego Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left at www.murdockfuneralhomes.com.
Arthur Dale ‘Art’ Graves
BARTLETT — Arthur Dale “Art” Graves, 92, longtime Bartlett farmer and rancher, died at 2:11 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, at Chetopa Manor.
He was born July 3, 1918, in Neosho, Mo., to Loa and Pearl (Bendure) Graves. As an infant, he moved with his family to Bartlett where he attended Lake Creek School.
He married Lois Neely on March 9, 1941, in Independence. Following marriage, they made their family home in rural Bartlett. During the 1950...
Arthur D. ‘Art’ Graves
BARTLETT — Arthur D. “Art” Graves, 92, a longtime Bartlett resident, died at 2:11 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, at Chetopa Manor nursing home. He is survived by his wife, Lois Graves, of the home. Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa will announce obituary details and funeral arrangements later. Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.
Alex Fred Denton
OSWEGO — Alex Fred Denton, 91, of Oswego died on Oct. 13, 2010, following a short illness. Fred served five years in the U.S. Navy from 1941 to 1946. He married Goldie L. Page on Aug. 4, 1948, in Independence. He bought and managed Denton Hardware in Oswego from 1962 to 1985. From 2002 to 2007, he served as a volunteer at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin. He enjoyed raising his cattle on the family farm. Fred was an avid support...
John R. Pranker
John R. Pranker, 54, of Parsons, died early Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at his home. He was born Sept. 9, 1956, in Lake Charles, La., to Edward Jr. and Jessie Mary (Parmentier) Pranker. As a young boy, he grew up and attended school in Ash Grove, Mo. He worked as a mechanic. He married Patty Midgett on Jan. 6, 1979, in Steelville, Mo. She survives. Other survivors include two sons, Michael Pranker of Joplin and William Pranker of Pittsburg; ...
Phyllis Nadine Davidson
Phyllis Nadine Davidson, 77, of Parsons, formerly of Chanute, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at Labette Health in Parsons.
She was born in Howard on May 3, 1933, the daughter of Howard and Hazel (Hillis) Estep. She graduated from Wichita High School.
She married Sheridan L. Davidson on Aug. 17, 1952. He preceded her in death.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her children, Craig Davidson of Chanute, Sheri Smith of Humboldt, Kevin Davidson ...
Larry Gail McKee
COLUMBUS — Larry Gail McKee, 71, of rural Columbus died Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at his home. He was born June 16, 1939, on the family farm to John William and Thelma Irene (Burrows) McKee. He graduated from CCCHS in 1956, from Kansas State College of Pittsburg 1961 with a bachelor of science in education and Pittsburg State University in 1979 with a master of science degree. He married Carolyn Louise Frobish on May 29, 1962, at the First Ch...
Robert Eugene ‘Woody’ Woodworth
Robert Eugene “Woody” Woodworth, 69, of Parsons died at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, at his home. His death followed a short illness. He was born April 12, 1941, at Melrose, a son of Roy T. and Ruth (Tatum) Woodworth. Later that year, his family moved to Parsons, where he grew up and attended school. He married Jane Ward on Oct. 13, 1962, at Parsons. The couple then moved to Kansas City, Mo., where he worked at Western Auto. They re...
John R. Pranker
John R. Pranker, 54, of Parsons died early Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at his home. Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa will announce obituary details and funeral arrangements later. Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.
Arietta M. Daniels
Arietta M. Daniels, 78, died on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. She was born on Nov. 11, 1931, in Parsons to William LaRue and Beulah (Harding) LaRue. She married Charles E. “Chuck” Daniels on May 7, 1953, in Parsons. He survives. She was a homemaker. Other survivors include three daughters, Robyn Plunkett of Paola, Terri Martin of Coto de Caza, Calif., and Kelly Dawson of Colwich; a son, Charles Daniels Jr. of Clearwater; two brothers, Fred LaRue...
George W. ‘Billy’ Tullis
CHETOPA — George W. “Billy” Tullis, 62, of Chetopa died at 6 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at the Chetopa Manor. He had been a resident there since Dec. 9, 1999. He was born Nov. 12, 1947, at Parsons to George W. and Betty Lou (Kemmerer) Tullis. He had been mentally handicapped since birth. Billy resided in Bartlett until moving to Chetopa in 1999. Billy enjoyed playing with toy trucks and watching movies and television. Survivors include a c...
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...