Nathaniel B. Stephens
Nathaniel B. Stephens, 55, formerly of Parsons, died on Sunday, July 4, 2010, in Tulsa. He was born March 3, 1955, in Parsons. He was a mechanic. The service will be at noon Monday at Watson Memorial Church of God in Christ, Parsons. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.
Leroy V. Hendricks
OSWEGO — Leroy V. Hendricks, 75, of Oswego died at 11:03 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, 2010, in the emergency room at Labette Health in Parsons. He was born Sept. 27, 1934, in Milbank, S.D., to James H. and Violet (Yerington) Hendricks. He was preceded in death by his parents. There will be a private committal service at a later date. Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.forbe...
Gloria J. Bozone
HAYSVILLE — Gloria J. Bozone, 69, of Haysville died Wednesday, July 7, 2010. She grew up and attended school in Erie. On March 10, 1957, she married Charles Bozone. He survives. She was a cook for Learn & Grow Child Care Center in Haysville for 10 years. Other survivors include four daughters, Barbara Newlin, Becky Mendenhall and Pam Cowden, all of Haysville, and Brenda Emerson of Conway Springs; seven grandchildren; and two brothers, Ric...
Raymond Wright Sr.
Raymond Wright Sr., 78, of Parsons died at 9:26 a.m. Thursday, July 8, 2010, at the Labette Health emergency room in Parsons. He had been in failing health, but his death was unexpected. He was born on Feb. 28, 1932, in Calhoun County, W.V., to Robert and Ethel (Starcher) Wright. He grew up in Calhoun County and attended country schools there. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1951 to 1952. He returned to West Virgini...
Raymond Wright Sr.
Raymond Wright Sr., 78, of Parsons died at 9:26 a.m. Thursday, July 8, 2010, in the Labette Health emergency room in Parsons. He had been in failing health, but his death was unexpected. Further obituary information and service arrangements will be announced by Carson-Wall Funeral Home of Parsons.
Myrna J. Willis
CHETOPA — Myrna J. Willis, 71, of Chetopa died at 11:20 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at Chetopa Manor nursing home. She was born April 29, 1939, in Columbus to Lawrence and Louise (Nash) Hilderbrand. She grew up and attended elementary school in Faulkner and was a graduate of Cherokee County High School in Columbus. She lived in Faulkner and California before making her home in Chetopa. She married Billy Castle in June 1956. They later divor...
Leroy V. Hendricks
OSWEGO — Leroy V. Hendricks, 75, of Oswego died at 11:03 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at Labette Health in Parsons. Complete obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.
James E. ‘Jimmy’ Fitzwater
James E. “Jimmy” Fitzwater, 43, of Parsons died at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at Labette Health. He had been in his usual health, and death was unexpected. He was born March 20, 1967, in Parsons to James D. and Marie (Martin) Fitzwater. He grew up in Parsons, where he attended schools and was a graduate of Parsons High School. In earlier years, he worked at the Parsons State Hospital and Training Center and was a truck driver for S...
Donald Wade Marchant
HOWARD — Donald W. “Don” Marchant, 51, of Howard died on Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. He was born on April 21, 1959, in West Plains, Mo., to Wade and Nadine (Shipley) Marchant. Don served in the Army National Guard for 23 years earning the rank of master sergeant. He most recently worked for Aerospace Industries in Fredonia as a machinist. He married Elizabeth Woodworth on Aug. 28, 2003, in Miami, Okla. She s...
James Fitzwater, 43, of Parsons died at 10:49 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at Labette Health. He had been in his usual health, and death was unexpected. Complete obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.
Carol Jeanette Rodriguez
AMARILLO, Texas — Carol Jeanette Rodriguez, 66, of Amarillo, Texas, died on Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at Amarillo. She was born on Aug. 2, 1943, in Parsons to Howard and Lorraine Hart. She graduated from Parsons High School in 1961. She attended college in Wichita, where she became an LVN. She married Elias Rodriguez on June 25, 1968, in Newkirk, Okla. He survives. She worked at Winfield Mental Hospital for 10 years. She also worked as a beaut...
Darlene M. Szelipajlo
COFFEYVILLE — Darlene M. Szelipajlo, 76, of Coffeyville died Friday, July 2, 2010, at her home. She was born Jan. 15, 1934, in Coffeyville to Leslie and Addie P. (Pierce) Rosson. Mrs. Szelipajlo worked at Kansas Army Ammunition Plant for 28 years, retiring in 1995 to be caretaker for her mother. Survivors include two sons, E. Michael Szelipajlo and Skip Shy, both of Coffeyville; two daughters, Jackie Waddle and her husband, Jim, of Lane an...
Mary ‘JoAnn’ Fowler
STILLWATER, Okla. — Mary “JoAnn” Fowler, 70, of Stillwater, Okla., died on Saturday, July 3, 2010, in Stillwater. She was born May 25, 1940, in Parsons to Orrie and Eunice (Hart) Shields. She graduated from Labette County High School in Altamont and later earned a license in cosmetology. She married Charles Fowler on July 2, 1960, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Parsons. He survives of the home. Mrs. Fowler worked at Grace Living Center...
Michael Joseph Thomas
DODGE CITY — Michael Joseph Thomas, 84, died Thursday, July 1, 2010, at Sterling House of Dodge City.
He was born on Nov. 30, 1925, at St. Paul to Lawrence Alva and Theresa Henrietta (Scharfen) Thomas. He graduated from school in St. Paul.
He was employed at Fairmount Foods.
He served during World War II with the 10th Mountain Division.
On Oct. 15, 1950, he married Ines Noreen Wendel at Dodge City. She preceded him in death on Oct. 5, 1994.
Marshall Dean Keller
ORONOGO, Mo. — Marshall Dean Keller, the 3 1/2-month-old son of Christopher “Chris” and Jamie (Vitt) Keller of Oronogo, Mo., died Thursday, July 1, 2010. His death was unexpected. He was born March 15, 2010, in Joplin. Survivors include his parents, Chris and Jamie Keller of the home in Oronogo, Mo.; a brother, Carson Keller of the home; paternal grandparents, Keith and Leslie Keller of rural Parsons; maternal grandparents, Robert “Bob” and ...
Louise Marie WalkerWalker
Louise Marie Walker, 97, of Parsons died at 4:42 p.m. Thursday, July 1, 2010, at Labette Health in Parsons.
She and her twin sister, Lucille, were born Feb. 2, 1913, in Parsons to Truman and Inez (Grimes) Bidwell. Mr. Bidwell died in 1918 during the flu epidemic. Later, Mrs. Bidwell married Harve Bendure, who helped raise the family.
She attended Parsons schools, graduating from Parsons High School in 1931. She graduated from Olson’s Business ...
Harold E. Karry
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Harold E. Karry, 76, of Oklahoma City, Okla., went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 28, 2010. He was born in Neosho County on the family farm on June 24, 1934, to Pauline (Durham) and John P. Karry. He married his high school sweetheart, K. Nadine Beckwith, on May 29, 1953, at First Methodist Church of Parsons. Harold was a 27-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving as a jet engine mechanic in Okinawa, Japan...
Elsie Louise Gilfillan
EDNA — Elsie Louise Gilfillan, 102, of Edna died at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at Elmhaven East in Parsons. She was born Aug. 29, 1907, in Indian Territory, Okla., to Augustus and Lucy (Miller) Banzet. As a young girl, she grew up and attended rural schools in Labette County. She was a graduate of Labette County Community High School in Altamont and earned a teaching certificate from Pittsburg State Teachers College. She taught 16...
Geraldine Warren, 61, of Parsons died at 9:48 p.m. Friday, June 25, 2010, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
She was born July 13, 1948, in Parsons to DeVore and Minor (Johnson) Holland. She grew up in Parsons, where she attended Douglass and McKinley elementary schools, was a 1966 graduate of Parsons High School and earned an associate degree from Parsons Junior College.
Through the years, she worked at Fred Ronald Manufacturing, Swift Co...
Oda Mary Dawson
ST. PAUL — Oda Mary Dawson, 89, of St. Paul, a former longtime Erie resident, died at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, June 26, 2010, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul. She was born Dec. 6, 1920, in Harrison, Ark., to Lewis M. and Nancy Elizabeth (Jones) Newberry. As a young girl, she grew up and attended school in Harrison, and at the age of 19 moved to Erie. She married William “Bill” Melborn Dawson on Jan. 21, 1942, in Erie. The cou...