M. Marcella Braley
OSWEGO -- M. Marcella Braley, 89, of Oswego died Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, at Labette Health. She was born Aug. 24, 1919, in rural Bartlett to Luther A. and Eva (Thompson) Wiley. She graduated from Labette County Community High School in 1939. She received her teaching certificate from Pittsburg State Teachers College and later earned her master's from Pittsburg State University. She taught rural school at Liggett and Ellis and taught at Osw...
Charles V. 'Chuck' Shaw
CARMICHAEL, Calif. -- Charles V. "Chuck" Shaw, 92, of Carmichael, Calif., formerly of Galesburg, died at 11:55 a.m. at Aegis of Carmichael Assisted Living Facility in Carmichael, Calif. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Shaw, on Sept. 16, 2004.
Complete obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Joseph A. Garner, 19, of Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Parsons, died on Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He attended Johnson County Community College with the intention of pursuing a culinary degree. He is survived by his parents, Robert and Suzan Garner; his adoptive father, Dr. Stephen H. Christy; five brothers, Christopher, Cody and Devon Garner and John and Andrew Christy; his grandfa...
Katherine P. “Kay” Taylor, 90, of Parsons died at 2:45 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, at the Family Health and Rehab Center in Wichita. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond H. Taylor, on May 25, 2002. The service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to t...
Ortha Kathryn Elrod
THAYER -- Ortha Kathryn Elrod, 95, of Thayer died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at the Elmhaven West in Parsons.
She was born Aug. 7, 1913, in rural Thayer to Ray and Mary (Harms) Adams. She graduated from Thayer High School.
She married Truman P. Elrod on May 27, 1932, in Oswego. He preceded her in death on March 13, 1999.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Elrod was a member of Thayer United Methodist Church and the Friday Reading Club.
Survivors include tw...
Stanley L. Terril
HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Stanley L. Terril, 74, of Honolulu died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, at Queens Hospital, Honolulu, Hawaii.
He was born Oct. 1, 1934, on a farm near Altamont to Lloyd J. Terril and Letha (Gearhiser) Terril.
He is survived by three sisters, Joan M. Geary of McCune, Margaret A. Seifert of Osage City and Sandra Sue Yates of Nixa, Mo.
He is to be cremated, and his ashes will be scattered in the Pacific Ocean off-shore of Waikiki Be...
Lovetta M. Webb
Lovetta M. Webb, 85, of Parsons died at 9:40 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at Labette Health. She was born Sept. 28, 1923, at Parsons to Benjamin Basil and Gladys Marie (Warford) Webb. She grew up at Parsons and attended Douglass School, graduating from Douglass High School. She worked at the Kansas Ordnance Plant, the Swift Co. and for several nursing homes in Parsons as a housekeeper. She enjoyed collecting dolls and reading. She attended ...
Mellodee J. Livingston-Graves
WICHITA -- Mellodee J
Mellodee J. Livingston-Graves
WICHITA -- Mellodee J. Livingston-Graves, 88, of Wichita died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, at Baldwin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born Dec. 3, 1920, in Muskogee, Okla., to Colman L. Sr. and Mary Baker-Ware Livingston. She graduated from Muskogee High School in 1938. In 1942, she received an associate degree in education from Parsons Junior College in Parsons. She then received a bachelor degree in el...
Eddie A. Gartner (wpic)
Eddie A. Gartner (wpic) Eddie A. Gartner, 88, of Parsons died at 6:44 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at Labette Health. He had been in failing health. He was born May 17, 1920, in Franklin to Jacob and Louise (Siminec) Gartner. He grew up, attended school and learned to work at a young age in Franklin. He worked at several jobs in the Franklin-Pittsburg area, before going to work at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant, where he met Margaret Jane ...
Jonathan Douglas Brungardt
OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. -- Jonathan Douglas Brungardt, 14, of Olive Branch died on Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, at LeBonheur Children's Medical Center.
He was an eighth-grade student at Desoto Central Middle School and enjoyed playing football, dirt biking, hunting and camping, being outside and helping others.
Jonathan was of the Catholic faith. He attended Liberty Academy in Shawnee, Okla.
He is survived by his parents, Doug and Tammy Brungardt; a br...
Harold L. Axtell
Harold L. Axtell, 81, of Climax Springs, Mo., formerly of Altamont, died at 7:25 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, Mo.
He was born July 7, 1927, at Altamont to Lee and Golda (Brown) Axtell. He grew up in Altamont and graduated from Labette County Community High School in 1945.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1947 in Italy. He lived in Wichita, where he worked as a mechanic for a Ford dealership the...
Jimmie E. Johnston
Jimmie E. Johnston, 80, of rural Edna, died at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, at his home, following a short battle with acute leukemia.
He was born Aug. 9, 1928, near Bartlett to Vernon and Myrtle (Layton) Johnston. As a young boy, he grew up in the Bartlett-Edna area. He attended Ellis Grade School and was a 1946 graduate of Labette County Community High School in Altamont. He was a farmer and stockman his entire life, and also worked v...
CLIMAX SPRINGS, Mo. -- Harold L
Harold L. Axtell
CLIMAX SPRINGS, Mo. -- Harold L. Axtell, 81, of Climax Springs, Mo., formerly of Altamont, died at 7:25 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, Mo.
Complete obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Altamont.
EDNA -- Jimmie Johnston, 80, of rural Edna died at 12:10 p
EDNA -- Jimmie Johnston, 80, of rural Edna died at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Betty Johnston, of the home.
The service is tentatively scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Bartlett Methodist Church. Burial will be in Lake Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Altamont.
Complete obituary details and funeral arrang...
MUNDELEIN, Ill. -- David Hamblin, 87, and Norma (Cook) Hamblin, 83, both of Mundelein, died this week at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Ill
David Hamblin Norma Hamblin MUNDELEIN, Ill. -- David Hamblin, 87, and Norma (Cook) Hamblin, 83, both of Mundelein, died this week at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Ill. He died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, and she died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009. Norma Cook was born May 4, 1925, in Montana. David Hamblin was born Jan. 25, 1922, in Mineral. The couple were married Oct. 23, 1943, and spent 65 years together. They are survived by t...
Donna Heady, 74, of rural Parsons died at 5:20 p
Donna Heady, 74, of rural Parsons died at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, at her home. She had been in failing health.
She was born Dec. 30, 1934, in Dennis to Titus and Leona (Good) Schneider. As a young girl, she attended elementary school in Dennis. She later attended Parsons Junior High School, was a graduate of Labette County Community High School in Altamont and attended Parsons Junior College.
She married Marvin Decow on...
Betty Kathleen Mullen
PEORIA, Ariz. -- Betty Kathleen Mullen of Peoria, Ariz., died on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, in Peoria, Ariz.
She was born on April 2, 1925, in Parsons to Tedd and Jessie (Broadstreet) Wolverton. She grew up in Parsons and graduated from Parsons High School in 1943.
She married Dale Mullen on Oct. 29, 1944, and accompanied him to Louisiana for a short time before he went overseas during World War II. During the war, she worked for Klein's Departm...
Ivan W. Myers
OSWEGO -- Ivan W. Myers, 83, of rural Oswego died at 12:28 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009, at his home. He was born Jan. 21, 1926, near Dennis to William Henry and Edna Naomi (Cortner) Myers. As a young boy, his family moved to the Altamont area, where he grew up and attended school. He married Wanda J. Pearce on Nov. 3, 1946, at the Open Bible Church in Parsons. Following marriage, they lived north of Altamont for five years before moving in ...
CHETOPA -- Louise Burke, 91, of Chetopa died at 5:05 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at Chetopa Manor nursing home, where she had resided since December 2007.
She was born June 15, 1917, in Craig County, Okla., to John M. and Ethel M. (McCormick) Yost. As a young girl, she grew up and attended Goldenrod Country School there and was a high school graduate.
She married Melvin Burke on Nov. 26, 1935, in Oswego. They were engaged in farming numero...
Ula B. Schneider
Ula B. Schneider Ula B. Schneider, 70, of Parsons died at 9:20 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Society of Parsons. She was born Dec. 6, 1938, in Dennis to Titus and Leona (Good) Schneider. She grew up and attended elementary school in rural Labette County and later attended Labette County Community High School in Altamont. She worked at Dwayne's Photo Service and the Parsons State Hospital and Training Center. Survivor...