A.R. 'Dick' Finnerty
A.R. "Dick" Finnerty, 93, of Parsons died at 6:45 p.m. Monday, July 13, 2009, at Elmhaven West nursing home in Parsons. Among survivors is his wife, Ethel, who resides at the nursing home.
The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery.
A Knights of Columbus and parish rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following...
Louis P. Gartner
ALTAMONT — Louis P. “Louie” Gartner, 94, a longtime barber of Altamont, died at 11:13 a.m. Friday, July 10, 2009, at the Parsons Good Samaritan Society, where he had resided the past two weeks.
He was born June 15, 1915, in Franklin to Jacob and Louise (Semmernig) Gartner. He grew up and attended elementary school in Franklin.
During World War II, he served 20 months in the U.S. Navy. Following his discharge from the Navy, he worked three ye...
Vera M. Little
Vera M. Little, 71, of Parsons, died at 6:35 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 2009, at her home. She had been in failing health.
She was born on Feb. 21, 1938, at Dodge City to Waldo W. and Mary V. (Hutchens) Hitch. She grew up and attended schools at Wichita, graduating from Wichita North High School in 1955.
She married Ron Little on Aug. 17, 1956, at Wichita. He survives of the home.
She lived at Meade and Hutchinson before moving to Parsons in 1965...
Mary Catherine Daley
OLATHE — Mary Catherine “Kitty” Daley, 89, of Olathe, formerly of Parsons, died at 5:25 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2009, at Villa St. Francis Care Facility in Olathe, where she had resided since June 2006. She was born Dec. 19, 1919, to Henry and Esther (Stapleton) Altepeter in Parsons. Through the years, she worked at several banks, and during World War II, Kitty even ventured to work for Bank of America in San Diego for a brief time. She reti...
Orlyn E. Bennett
LAKEVILLE, Ind. -- Orlyn E. Bennett, 82, of Lakeville, Ind., died at 7 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2009, at Hubbard Hill Estates in Elkhart, Ind.
He was born Aug. 28, 1926, in Altamont to Clayton and Mabel (Houck) Bennett.
Mr. Bennett graduated from Labette County Community High School in Altamont. He was a self-employed farmer and carpenter and drove a school bus for Altamont USD 506 for 24 years. He moved to Lakeville in September 2007.
Robert E. "Bob" Niebaum
Robert E. "Bob" Niebaum, 67, of Parsons died Tuesday morning at his home in Parsons. His death was unexpected. He was born on Sept. 5, 1941, at Caldwell to Ben and Thelma (Sanders) Niebaum. He grew up on the family farm near Caldwell and at McCune. He attended school at McCune, graduating from McCune High School. He worked briefly at the McCune Coop and at the Parsons State Hospital and Training Center as psychiatric aide and later as a se...
MONETT, Mo. — Marjorie Orr, 69, of Monett, Mo., formerly of Kansas City, Mo., died at 1:44 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at Cox Medical Center in Monett.
She was born June 22, 1940, in Winchester to Boyd H. and Viola K. (Davis) Orr. She grew up in Parsons, where she graduated from Parsons High School in 1958 and earned an associate business degree from Parsons Junior College in 1960.
She served as vice president of Columbia Union National Bank a...
Treva J. Vandervoort
Treva J. Vandervoort, 77, of Parsons died at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at Elmhaven West nursing home in Parsons.
She was born Sept. 1, 1931, at Cherryvale to Laverne and Clara (Headley) Isnard. She grew up in Cherryvale and Parsons and graduated from Parsons High School in 1949.
In January of 1954, she married Earl Vandervoort Jr. in Parsons. He survives of the home.
Mrs. Vandervoort was employed at Hallmark Card Co. in Parsons in her e...
Mary Catherine 'Kitty' Daley
OLATHE -- Mary Catherine "Kitty" Daley of Olathe, formerly of Parsons, died at 5:25 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2009, at Villa St. Francis in Olathe. She had been in failing health. She is survived by her husband, John E. Daley of Overland Park.
The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Parsons. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. The rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Sunday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home i...
CHETOPA -- A graveside memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 20, at Oakhill Cemetery at Chetopa for Milan Clarence Luznicky, 86, of Miami, Okla., who died Thursday, July 2, 2009, at Integris Baptist Regional Health Center in Miami after an illness.
The family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church in Miami or Regency Hospice of Integris Baptist Regional Health Center in Miami. These may be sent in care of Thomas Fun...
SCOTT CITY -- Herman Hearson, 85, of Scott City died Saturday, June 13, 2009, at Scott County Hospital in Scott City.
He was born Feb. 3, 1924, in Scott City to John and Sylvia (Gier) Hearson. Mr. Hearson was a carpenter.
On March 27, 1948, he married Martha J. Sloan in Colby. She died Dec. 25, 1988.
On July 21, 1990, he married Reba R. Sager in Scott City. She survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Jay Dee Hearson of Aurora, Colo., and W...
Mary Louise Feuerborn
ALTAMONT -- Mary Louise Feuerborn, 70, of Altamont died at 3:25 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Society in Parsons. She was born July 16, 1938, in Parsons to William Ernest and Lina Mae (Wiles) Adams. She grew up in Labette County and graduated from Labette County Community High School in 1955. On Nov. 3, 1956, she married Marion Dale Conrad in Parsons. Later they were divorced. She married Leon H. Feuerborn on Dec. 12, 1985...
Robert E. 'Bob' Niebaum
Robert E. "Bob" Niebaum, 67, of Parsons died Tuesday morning, July 7, 2009, at his home in Parsons. His death was unexpected.
Further obituary information and service arrangements will be announced by Carson-Wall Funeral Home of Parsons.
Treva J. Vandervoort
Treva J. Vandervoort, 77, of Parsons died at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at Elmhaven West nursing home in Parsons. Among survivors is her husband, Earl Vandervoort of the home.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Bethel Cemetery north of Erie. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials are suggested to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and may ...
Dee Irene Shaughnessy-Chapman
Dee Irene Shaughnessy-Chapman, 55, of Parsons died Saturday morning, July 4, 2009, at her home.
She was born May 26, 1954, at Parsons to Robert L. and Dolores (Wolverton) Shaughnessy. She was raised here and graduated from Labette County High School.
Survivors include two brothers, Danny Shaughnessy of Elk City and Robert Shaughnessy Jr. of Parsons.
The body will be cremated. The memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Memori...
Catherine Ann 'Katie' Simmons
Catherine Ann 'Katie' Simmons McCUNE -- Catherine Ann "Katie" Simmons, 71, of McCune died at 2:30 p.m. Friday, July 3, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Society in Parsons. She was born July 10, 1937, in Iola to James Fredrick and Bertha Madeline (Dutton) Weeks. She attended area schools. In November 1983, she married H.L. Simmons in Vinita, Okla. She was an LPN for many years, working for various nursing facilities. Survivors include two daugh...
Joe Raymond Judd
PRYOR, Okla. -- Joe Raymond Judd, 81, of Pryor, Okla., died at 3:39 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2009, at his home. He had been in failing health. He was born Oct. 2, 1927, in Treece to John Raymond and Emma Lorraine (Balay) Judd. He was a graduate of Commerce High School in Commerce, Okla. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He worked as a truck driver and laborer at Arco Warehouse in Tulsa, retiring from there in 1971. He married Betty Irene Little...
Mary L. Feuerborn
ALTAMONT -- Mary L. Feuerborn, 70, of Altamont died at 3:25 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Society of in Parsons. Her husband, Leon Feuerborn, survives.
The family will receive friends at Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Parsons from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Garnett. Burial will follow at Holy Angels Cemetery in Garnett. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursd...
Milan C. Luznicky
MIAMI, Okla. — Milan Clarence Luznicky, 86, of Miami, Okla., died Thursday, July 2, 2009, at Integris Baptist Regional Health Center in Miami after an illness.
He was born Sept. 30, 1922, in Irving to Emil and Anna V. (Soukup) Luznicky. He graduated from Blue Rapids High School in 1940. He served in the Air Force during World War II and his plane was the first to drop a bomb over Germany.
He was an outside salesman for Sears Towne East in Wic...
William L. Phillips
William L. “Bill” Phillips, 66, a lifelong Parsons resident, died at 4:26 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at Elmhaven West nursing home in Parsons. He had been in failing health.
He was born July 6, 1942, in Parsons to Eldred C. and Elsie M. (Ginn) Phillips. He grew up on the family farm in rural Parsons and moved to town when he was 15 years old. In 1960, he graduated from Labette County High School at Altamont.
On Sept. 8, 1962, he married Sh...