Gerald Lee ‘Slick’ Stevens
Gerald Lee “Slick” Stevens, 61, of Parsons died at 3:44 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at the Parsons Good Samaritan Society. He had been in failing health. Complete obituary details will be announced by Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.
Thomas Stanley ‘Stan’ Ellis
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Thomas Stanley “Stan” Ellis, 61, of Alexandria, Va., formerly of Parsons, died of a heart attack in Alexandria on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010. He is survived by his parents, Myron and Helen Ellis, of Parsons. A memorial service was Nov. 3 at Jefferson Funeral Home in Alexandria, Va. A funeral Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Parsons, followed by burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery. The rosary w...
ST. PAUL — Cleo O’Brien, 95, of St. Paul died at 7:55 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
She was born Feb. 15, 1915, at Walnut to William Joseph and Anastasia (O’Rourke) Duling. She grew up in the rural Walnut area and graduated from St. Francis High School in St. Paul.
On May 5, 1936, she married Joseph Andrew “Joe” O’Brien at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Walnut. They farmed in the rural St. Pau...
Nancy Louise Bohrer
CHANUTE — Nancy Louise Bohrer, 58, a long-time Chanute resident, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010. She had been in failing health.
She was born Oct. 24, 1952, at Chanute a daughter of Asa Wesley and Letha Belle (Yarnell) Bohrer.
She grew up at Erie and attended school there, graduating from the Erie High School in 1970. She attended Labette Community College and later attended nursing school at Pittsburg State University.
She worked in the health ...
ST. PAUL — Cleo O’Brien, 95, of St. Paul died at 7:55 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village. Her husband, Joseph A. O’Brien, preceded her in death on Nov. 17, 1970.
The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Paul, with burial to follow in the St. Francis Cemetery.
The parish rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. The Daughters of Isabella will recite the rosary...
Keshia Nicolle Davis
MERRIAM — Keshia Nicolle Davis, 26, of Merriam, formerly of Parsons, died at 10:47 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. She had been in her usual health and death was not expected. She is survived by her mother, Kathleen Davis, of Parsons. Her father, Gary Davis, preceded her in death in 2007. Complete obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. Online cond...
Darrell G. Stice
Darrell G. Stice, 54, of Cherryvale died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, at Mercy Hospital in Independence.
He was born on Sept. 11, 1956, in Independence to Glenn C. and Frances (Bradshaw) Stice. He graduated from Labette County High School in Altamont.
On March 15, 1987, he married Pam Gillman in Cherryvale.
He worked for Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks as a fish biologist.
Survivors include his wife, Pam Stice of Cherryvale; four daughters...
Evert E. Gannaway
CLEARWATER — Evert E. Gannaway, 80, of Clearwater died on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010. He was born on Nov. 9, 1929, in Parsons. He was raised in rural Missouri and Kansas. He married Betty Louise Johnson on Aug. 7, 1948, in Columbus. While in Southeast Kansas, Evert was employed by M-K-T Railroad. They moved to Clearwater in 1960, and he worked for Vulcan Chemicals. He retired in 1992 after 32 years. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Betty...
William O. ‘Bill’ Gray
William O. “Bill” Gray, 86, of Parsons died at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at his home. He had been in failing health. He was born April 26, 1924, in Parsons to William Harrison and Lucille Eula (White) Gray. He grew up and attended schools in Parsons. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy Air Corps from 1941 through 1947. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to Parsons, where he was employed by the Parsons Police Depa...
There will be a memorial service for Pearl Ross of Bellevue, Wash., formerly of Parsons, at 11 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Parsons. Mrs. Ross was born on Nov. 1, 1913, in St. Paul to Earl and Bessie Showalter. She worked at Lambert-Duffy-Melone clothing store in Parsons. She married Claude Ross. He preceded her in death in 1979.
Joan Beatrice Jones
TOPEKA — Joan Beatrice Jones, 80, of Topeka died on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, at her home. She was born on Aug. 30, 1930, in Parsons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Clarence Jones; and a daughter, Michele Rene Jones. The service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Anitoch Missionary Baptist Church, Topeka. Bowser Johnson Funeral Chapel, Topeka, is in charge of arrangements.
Thomas M. Bush
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — Thomas M. Bush, 39, of Broken Arrow, Okla., formerly of Parsons, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at St. Francis Hospital South in Tulsa. He had been in his usual health, and death was not expected. He was born July 20, 1971, in Parsons to Thomas J. “T.J.” and Leta D. (Hultz) Bush. He grew up and attended schools in Parsons, graduating from Parsons High School, where he ran cross-country and lettered. He also attended Labet...
Thomas M. Bush
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — Thomas M. Bush, 39, of Broken Arrow, Okla., formerly of Parsons, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at St. Francis Hospital South in Tulsa. He had been in his usual health, and death was not expected. Survivors include his parents, T.J. and Cathy Bush of Parsons; and his birth mother, Leta D. Hultz. The service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m...
Elizabeth Sue Chase
TOMBALL, Texas — Elizabeth Sue Chase of Tomball, Texas, formerly of Parsons, died on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010.
Survivors include her sons, Mark Chase, Willard Schoonover and Bobby Schoonover.
The graveside service was on Tuesday in Houston National Cemetery in Houston. The visitation was on Monday at Klein Funeral Home in Tomball, Texas.
Lloyd I. Nading
CHETOPA — Lloyd I. Nading, 86, of Chetopa died at his home Friday, Oct. 29, 2010.
He was born Nov. 12, 1923, in Altamont to William Henry and Aire L. (Creakbom) Nading. He grew up and attended rural schools in Labette County.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific.
He was the chief of police and a patrolman for the city of Chetopa, retiring in 1989.
He married Nadine Baker. They later divorced.
He married Zoe Nell (Smi...
Gregory S. ‘Greg’ Trout
GALESBURG — Gregory S. “Greg” Trout, 44, of rural Galesburg died at his home Saturday evening. His death was unexpected. He was born on Oct. 27, 1966, at Chanute to Donald and Sharon (McMillan) Trout. He grew up at Chanute and attended Chanute schools, graduating from Chanute High School in 1985. He then graduated from Pratt Community College and Pittsburg State University in 1991 with a degree in diesel technology. He was a lifelong Neosho ...
Jana Lynn Myrick
Jana Lynn Myrick, 56, a former Parsons resident, died at her home in Tulsa on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010. Death was unexpected. She was born May 23, 1954, in Parsons to John Mangan and Peggy E. (Beggerly) Mangan Henderson. She was raised in Parsons by her mother and stepfather, Donald E. Henderson. She graduated from Parsons High School in 1972 and attended Parsons Junior College. She participated in school plays and played softball in her youn...
Ronald Fabion Fager
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Ronald Fabion Fager, 81, of Columbia, Mo., a former St. Paul resident, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, at his home. He was born Aug. 26, 1929, in St. Paul to William and Sarita Fager. He graduated from St. Francis High School in St. Paul and served in the U.S. Navy from 1948 to 1952. He had been married to Ida Ruth (Volmer) Fager, who preceded him in death. He worked for GTE in California from 1954 to 1966. In 1967, he moved to C...
John ‘Jack’ Liebig Patrick
ALAMO, Texas — John “Jack” Liebig Patrick, 84, of Alamo, Texas, died Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, at MD Anderson in Houston. He was born on Sept. 14, 1926, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Fred and Clara (Liebig) Patrick. He attended school in Goodland, Kan. On April 7, 1967, he married Joyce Moeder. She survives of the home. Other survivors include a son, John Brian Patrick of St. Cloud, Fla.; a daughter, Susan (Cameron) Cunningham of St. Cloud, F...
Lloyd I. Nading
CHETOPA — Lloyd I. Nading, 86, of Chetopa died at his home Friday, Oct. 29, 2010. The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Fairview Cemetery, northwest of Bartlett. Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa will announce complete obituary details later. Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.