Lowell ‘Shorty’ Rhodes
Lowell “Shorty” Rhodes, 81, of Parsons died at 12:20 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at his home.
Carson-Wall Funeral Home will announce further obituary details and service arrangements later.
Mary Bess Joslin
Mary Bess Joslin, 79, a longtime Parsons resident, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus at 10:06 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at Labette Health in Parsons.
She was born on Oct. 30, 1933, at Neodesha to Paul and Ruth Ann (Randall) Stephens. She grew up at Neodesha and attended Neodesha schools, graduating from Neodesha High School in 1951.
She attended the University of Missouri and later the University of Kansas, where she received a bac...
Ray F. Likins
CHERRYVALE — Ray F. Likins, 79, of Cherryvale died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at Via Christy St. Francis Medical Center, Wichita.
He was born on Jan. 29, 1933, in Parsons to Clifford Erwin and Julia Opal (Atherton) Likins. He graduated from Labette County Community High School in Altamont.
He was a self-employed farmer until retiring in 1970.
Survivors include two sisters, LaDonna Fern Likins Brothers of Cherryvale and Margie Ellen Likins Prate...
Ethel Finnerty, 90, of Parsons died at 5:05 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at Elmhaven West nursing home in Parsons. She had been in failing health for several years.
She was born on Dec. 23, 1921, in the Rosedale area of Kansas City, Kan., to William L. and Fannie M. (Stambaugh) Morgan. She grew up in that area, helping in the family dry-cleaning shop, and graduated from Rosedale High School in 1939.
On April 14, 1940, she married Richard “Di...
Howard 'Wayne' Knight
CHERRYVALE — Howard “Wayne” Knight,71, of Cherryvale died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at Labette Health in Parsons.
He was born Oct. 10, 1941, in Liberty the son of George and Shirley (Thornton) Knight. He grew up in the Cherryvale area and attended Cherryvale schools. He served in the Marines.
He married Cecilia Oakleaf. They later divorced.
Mr. Knight was a self-employed carpenter.
Survivors includes a daughter Shelli Blair of Altamont; three so...
Myrle E. Spencer
Myrle E. Spencer, 86, former longtime Oswego and Altamont resident, died at 3:55 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at the Presbyterian Manor in Parsons.
He was born Feb. 8, 1926, near Bartlett to Ernest and Marie (Allison) Spencer. He grew up and attended school in the rural Edna area and graduated from high school at Labette County Community High School in Altamont in 1943. He served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. Follow...
Ronald L. Madl
ALTAMONT — Ronald L. Madl, 79, of Altamont died at 9:55 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born Aug. 29, 1933, at rural Erie to Louis E. and Marguerite (Whitworth) Madl. He grew up and attended school at St. Paul. He had worked at filling stations in St. Paul following high school. He entered the United States Navy in March 1956 and served until December 1957 when he was honorably discharged.
He worked for...
Connie Jo Fisher
Connie Jo Fisher, 63, a lifelong Parsons resident, died at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village at St. Paul. She had been in failing health for several years.
She was born Dec. 6, 1949, at Parsons a daughter of Kenneth and Doris (Bradfield) Allen. She attended Service Valley Grade School and graduated from the Labette County Community High School at Altamont.
On June 10, 1974, she married Delmer D. Fisher in...
James Wesley Guy
WALNUT — James Wesley Guy, 65, a lifelong Walnut resident, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Wesley Medical Center at Wichita. His death was unexpected.
He was born May 13, 1947, at Walnut a son of Lloyd Benjamin and Josephine May (Lowe) Guy. He attended elementary school at Walnut and then his family moved to Clovis, N.M., where he attended two years of junior high. They then returned to Walnut and he attended and graduated from the Stark Hig...
Ethel Ann Lloyd
PITTSBURG — Ethel Ann Lloyd, 65, of Pittsburg died at 12:40 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg.
She was born Nov. 2, 1947, at Pittsburg the daughter of Frank J. and Norma Minerd Swope. She was raised in Pittsburg and graduated from Pittsburg High School in 1965. She later attended Pittsburg State University. She lived in Pittsburg most of her life.
She was a direct care support worker at Bridges.
She married Ro...
Gordon Ralph Kent
OSWEGO — Gordon Ralph Kent, 89, died at 8:37 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at Oswego following an illness.
He was born Dec. 24, 1922, in Sublette, Ill., to William Ralph and Letta Mae (Scott) Kent. He had lived in Oswego since 1962, moving from Wausa, Neb.
He graduated from the Humboldt High School before attending the University of Kansas. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corp as a glider pilot in Europe. He worke...
Leona M. Moody-Russell
Leona M. Moody-Russell, 85, of Parsons died at 12:11 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at Labette Health.
She was born Nov. 3, 1927, at Talala, Okla., a daughter of LeRoy and Bertha Opal (Whitson) Miller. She was raised there and graduated from Talala High School. She moved to Erie and was employed at Swift and Co. at Parsons. She attended business college at Topeka and from 1966 to 1977 she was employed at the Pittsburg Census Bureau. She moved t...
James E. McLean
James E. McLean
March 19, 1926 – December 10, 2012
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — James E. McLean, Ph.D., died on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at his home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. His rich life spanned 86 years. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Lee Kelsey McLean, Ph.D., associate dean of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and chair of the Department of Allied Health Sciences.
A child of the Great Depression, Jim grew up in South...
Sherry (Kynion) Pluff went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Her passing was peaceful and she was surrounded by her family.
Sherry was born on Dec. 21, 1951, to Jack and Marge Kynion, the oldest of two children. She grew up and graduated in Parsons, Kansas. She went on to graduate from Emporia University in 1974 with a bachelor of science in education in speech and drama and earned a master's in special education from th...
Marilyn Sue Fore
LANAGAN, Mo. — Marilyn Sue Fore, 62, of Lanagan, Mo., died at her residence following a sudden illness on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012.
She was born July 11, 1950, in Merced, Calif., to Roy and Lucille Fore.
Survivors include four daughters, Bonnie Wiltfong of Fresno, Calif., Theresa Baker of Merced, Calif., Ronda Wiltfong of Parsons and Dorothy Wiltfong of Lanagan, Mo.; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Troy Fore of Arkansas;...
Vincent E. 'Vince' Malson
WOODBINE, Ga. — Vincent E. "Vince" Malson, 71, of Woodbine, Ga., died peacefully at 3:25 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at his home.
He was born on Aug. 21, 1941, at Fort Scott to Charlie and Lucille
(George) Malson. The family lived in Erie and moved to Great Bend, where he graduated from Great Bend High School in 1959.
He married Rhonda Peters on Aug. 3, 1974, in Ventura, Calif.
He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Ventura....
Lentena Anderson, 93, of Parsons, died at 1:45 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Labette Health.
She was born on June 17, 1919, at Arena, N.D., to John and Bertha (Rossman) Laib. She grew up near Arena and the family move to Idaho.
She married Floyd Anderson. He preceded her in death in 1996. They lived in Dietrich, Idaho, were they farmed. They later moved to Twin Falls, Idaho, were they owned and operated a dairy farm. She later moved to Parso...
Tina Chenoweth passed from this world on the evening of Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, to be with her Lord. Her family was by her side until the end.
She was born in White Deer, Texas, on March 8, 1931. Her parents were Hosea Banzet and Oma Banzet. She attended grade school/middle school in White Deer, Texas, until the family moved to Oklahoma, in a small farm community, south of Altamont, to be with their ailing grandfather.
For a period of time, he...
Edith L. 'Edie' Bauer
TOPEKA — Edith Lee “Edie” Bauer, 84, of Topeka died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Midland Hospice House.
She was born Sept. 28, 1928, in Parsons to Patrick Raymond and Gladys Winifred (Howie) Conroy.
She married Edgar "Eddie” Bauer on May 5, 1948, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Parsons. He preceded her in death July 13, 1997.
She worked for 28 years at J.C. Penney’s in sales and the payroll and human resources office.
Survivors include her c...
Lola Theda Ramey
BARTLETT — Lola Theda Ramey, 87, of Bartlett died at 5:35 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society of Parsons, after suffering a stroke on Nov. 20.
She was born Dec. 20, 1924, at Altamont to George and Goldie (Cunningham) Brown. She grew up in Altamont and graduated from high school in 1942.
After graduation she worked in Parsons for Kress Department Store. During the war she worked for the rationing board as a tire clerk....