Evelyn Irene Roskob
IOLA — Evelyn Irene Roskob, 61, of Iola died Monday, May 21, 2012, at Iola Nursing Center.
She was born Dec. 25, 1950, in Wichita to James and Clara Belle (McGinnis) Lewis. She grew up in Fredonia.
Survivors include two daughters, Milissa Sanders of Triangle, Va., and Lisa Clawson of Iola; her mother, Clara Belle McGinnis of Triangle, Va.; two brothers, Bill Lewis of Fayetteville, N.C., and James Lewis Jr. of West Plains, Mo.; nine grandchildr...
Ola B. Kendrick
Ola B. Kendrick, 59, of Parsons died at 4:55 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.
The service will be at 1 p.m. May 31 at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. May 30 at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Macedonia Soul Winning Ministry and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, 67357.
GALESBURG — Wyzohna Westcott, 53, of Galesburg died at 3:48 p.m. Sunday, May 21, 2012, at St. Francis Via Christi in Wichita.
She was born Jan. 12, 1958. She was raised and attended school at Coffeyville, graduating from Field Kindley High School.
On Feb. 17, 2004, she married Terry J. Westcott at Eureka Springs, Ark. He survives.
Other survivors include two daughters, Sharla Bowshier of South Coffeyville, Okla., and Chanda Fisk of Fort Sc...
Agnes L. Hinkle
ERIE — Agnes L. Hinkle, 77, of Erie, formerly of rural Altamont, died at 6:10 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society of Parsons.
She was born Aug. 1, 1934, in Elk City to Walter E. and Leona (Darbro) Harpster. She grew up and attended school in Elk City. She moved to Independence where she lived until marriage.
In 1952, she married Paul Hinkle. Following marriage, the couple made their home in rural Altamont, where they fa...
GALESBURG — Wyzohna Westcott, 53, of Galesburg died at 3:48 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2012, at St. Francis Via Christi in Wichita. Among survivors is her husband, Terry, of the home.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home. Friends may call at their convenience.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.
Donald C. Van Leeuwen
KETTERING, Ohio — Donald C. Van Leeuwen, 87, of Kettering, Ohio, died peacefully early Friday morning, May 18, 2012.
Don and his twin, Dee, were born on Thanksgiving Day, 1924, on the family farm in St. Paul, Kan. He was the son of John H. and Ruth E. (Mudd) Van Leeuwen. Don worked on the farm until the age of 21, when he moved to Dayton, Ohio.
On Oct. 20, 1951, Don married Mary Aline Murray at St. Albert the Great Church.
Don started Van Leeu...
Agnes L. Hinkle
ERIE — Agnes L. Hinkle, 77, of Erie, formerly of rural Altamont, died at 6:10 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Good Samaritan Society in Parsons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Hinkle, on May 24, 1994.
The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Altamont. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons.
Mickey W. Rice Sr.
BAXTER SPRINGS — Mickey W. Rice Sr., 58, of Baxter Springs died early Friday, May 18, 2012, at his home. He had been in his usual health, and death was not expected.
He was born on Jan. 7, 1954, in Wichita to Kenneth D. Rice Sr. and Thelma Nadine (Oaks) Rice. He grew up and attended school in Harrison, Ark.
He worked as a truck driver for numerous years.
He married Lori George on Feb. 8, 2003, in Rocky Comfort, Mo. She preceded him in death on...
Marilyn S. Colegrove
WALNUT — Marilyn S. Colegrove, 74, of Walnut died at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2012, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul following a courageous one-year battle with cancer.
She was born Sept. 18, 1937, at Stark to Leonard and Sue (Smith) Jacquinot. As a young child, she moved with her family to rural Walnut, where she grew up and attended St. Patrick’s Catholic School and graduated in 1955. As a teenager, she worked as a telephon...
Mickey W. Rice
BAXTER SPRINGS — Mickey W. Rice, 58, of Baxter Springs died early Friday, May 18, 2012, at his home. He had been in his usual health, and death was not expected.
Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Altamont will announce complete obituary details later.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.
James Kenneth Norris
ST. PAUL — James Kenneth Norris, 91, of St. Paul, formerly of Erie, died at 3:35 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
He was born Aug. 24, 1920, in St. Paul to James and Leila (Inman) Norris. As a young boy, he grew up and attended schools in St. Paul and Erie.
In July 1942, he was inducted into the U.S. Army, and he served in the European Theater of World War II. Upon his honorable discharge, he was...
Charlotte Juanita Fisher
OSWEGO — Charlotte Juanita Fisher, 89, of Oswego died at 2:55 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at her home following an illness.
She was born on Feb. 20, 1923, in rural Oswego to Isaac William and Florence Leona (Cunningham) Strickland. She grew up in the Fairview Township and graduated from Dickerman School during the depression years.
She married Herschel Monroe on March 2, 1940, in Labette City. They made their home in rural Oswego in Fairvie...
James Kenneth Norris
ST. PAUL — James Kenneth Norris, 91, of St. Paul, formerly of Erie, died at 3:35 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul. He is survived by his wife, Helen Norris of the home.
The funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Paul. Burial will be in Fort Scott National Cemetery. The rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the church, where the family will receive fr...
George O. Keiter
George O. Keiter, 91, of Parsons died at 8 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2012. He had been in failing health for several years.
He was born on July 15, 1920, in Parsons to Owen L. and Gertrude (Shively) Keiter. He graduated from Parsons High School in 1938. He attended Washburn University, where he became a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and the University of Kansas.
In 1941, he began employment with the M-K-T Railroad as a switchman. Later he ...
Mary Margaret Birch
OVERLAND PARK — Mary Margaret Birch, 94, of Overland Park died Wednesday, May 16, 2012.
She was born on May 2, 1918, in Parsons to Charles and Margaret Potts. She graduated from Parsons High School and received a bachelor’s degree from Fontbonne College in St. Louis.
Mary Margaret married Walter W. Birch on Oct. 6, 1946.
She was a volunteer for St. Joseph Hospital and volunteered for the Johnson County Election Board. She was an active member...
Josephine M. Tatro
CHETOPA — Josephine M. Tatro, 93, of Chetopa died at 1:25 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2012, at Chetopa Manor nursing home.
She was born on Sept. 8, 1918, in Quinter to Adam Michael and Josephine (Bouman) Zerr.
She married Fred Kreutzer. He preceded her in death in July 1948.
In 1952, she married John Tatro. He preceded her in death in August 2005.
Survivors include a son, Robert Kreutzer of Garden City; a daughter, Sharon Wilson of Oswego; seven ...
Lowell Alvin Tarver Jr.
Lowell Alvin “Boss Hoss” Tarver Jr., 78, of Parsons died at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2012, at Elmhaven West nursing home in Parsons.
He was born on Aug. 19, 1933, in Parsons to Lowell Alvin Arcephus Tarver Sr. and Irene (Stephenson) Tarver. He grew up and attended schools in Parsons and was a graduate of Parsons High School.
He served in the U.S. Army for two years while being stationed in Colorado Springs, Colo.
He worked for the Katy Railro...
Cindy Ann Smith
ST. PAUL — Cindy Ann Smith, 46, went to be home with her Savior early Tuesday morning, May 15, 2012, at her home in St. Paul following a two-year courageous battle with cancer. Her family was by her side and told Cindy they would see her again later.
Cindy was born Sept. 21, 1965, in Parsons to Robert and Carlene (Harrison) Yarnell. The family lived in Erie during her early years and then moved to St. Paul, where she had resided since. She gra...
COFFEYVILLE — Beverly Rowe, 86, of Coffeyville died Saturday, May 12, 2012, at Windsor Place.
She was born April 24, 1926, at Kansas City, Mo., to Harold James and LeOrrel (Berkihiser) Bagby. Beverly grew up and attended school in Coffeyville, graduating from Field Kindley High School and Coffeyville Community College.
In 1942, she married Robert G. Wood. They later divorced.
In October 1961, she married Keith L. Rowe at Miami, Okla. Following...
Robert J. ‘Bob’ Fredrickson
Robert J. “Bob” Fredrickson, 63, of Parsons died Monday, May 14, 2012, at Labette Health.
He was born on Aug. 20, 1948, in Detroit and moved to Kansas City, Kan., in the 1950s. He attended school in Leavenworth and Kansas City, Mo.
Survivors include his mother, Betsy Fredrickson; and two sisters, Peggy Sumner and Vicki Gorman, all of Kansas City, Kan.
He was preceded in death by his father, Victor “Bud” Fredrickson, in 1994.
The funeral liturg...