Tommy Allen Stipp
THAYER — Tommy Allen Stipp, 72, of Thayer died Thursday, May 20, 2010, at his home.
He was born in rural Urbana on Jan. 19, 1938, to Virgil and Dottie Crystal (Moses) Stipp. He graduated from Thayer High School.
He served in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Stipp was a school bus driver and earned several awards for years of service.
He was divorced.
He was a member of the National Rifle Association, Masonic Lodge No. 149, Chetopa Creek Gun Club and the Kan...
Demetria ‘Dani’ Dixon
Demetria “Dani” Dixon, 41, of Parsons died at 9:55 p.m. Sunday, May 23, 2010, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin following a courageous battle with breast cancer. She is survived by her husband, William Dixon, of the home. Complete obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society and may be left at or mailed to Forbes-Hoffman Funeral ...
ERIE — Hilma Bartholomew, 96, a longtime Erie resident, died at 12:40 p.m. Monday, May 24, 2010, at Chanute Healthcare. Further obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home of Erie.
Ruby Gale, 96, a lifelong Parsons resident, died at 2:25 a.m. Saturday, May 22, 2010, at Good Samaritan Society in Parsons, where she had resided since January. She was born Jan. 3, 1914, 7 1/2 miles east of Parsons to Leslie and Eva (Trimble) Hamilton. She had been employed at several garment factories and at the Kansas Ordnance Plant during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. She was a member of First Christian Church of Par...
Maurine Cantrell, 94, of Parsons died at 5:05 p.m. Friday, May 21, 2010, at Elmhaven East nursing home. She resided at Woodridge Estates before entering the nursing home a week ago. She was born on Dec. 3, 1915, at Scammon to Arthur and Anna (Knapp) Scott. She grew up in Scammon and graduated from West Mineral High School. On Dec. 15, 1937, she married Ray M. Cantrell in Parsons and resided in Parsons after her marriage. Early in their marri...
Ervin Burk Jr.
ERIE — Ervin Burk Jr., 56, a longtime Erie resident, died at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 2010, at Elmhaven West nursing home after a short illness.
He was born on Oct. 19, 1953, at Tacoma, Wash. He was raised in Missouri and attended school at Springfield, Mo.
He had worked as a handyman in Parsons and Erie for many years.
Survivors include his parents, Ervin A. Burk Sr. and Clara Burk of Pueblo, Colo.; three sisters, Patricia Beach of Parson...
Maurine Cantrell, 94, a longtime Parsons resident, died at 5:05 p.m. Friday, May 21, 2010, at Elmhaven East nursing home in Parsons. She was the widow of Ray M. Cantrell, who preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 1999. The service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wesley United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Hosey Hill Cemetery at Weir. The family will receive friends at Carson-Wall Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday. Complete obituary deta...
Richard Wayne Evans
BARTLETT — Richard Wayne Evans, 68, of Bartlett died Thursday, May 6, 2010, at his home. He was born July 17, 1941, in Cardin, Okla., to Forrest and Juanita (Watson) Evans. He served in the United States Army overseas during the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Evans of the home; four daughters, Sonya Evans of Bartlett, Sherri Culp of Lamar, Mo., Tonya Williamson of Oswego and Tara Britton of Bartlett; 11 grandchildren; four b...
Peggy Lee Salyers
Peggy Lee Salyers, 75, a lifelong Parsons resident, died at 2:27 a.m. Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Her death was unexpected.
She was born March 6, 1935, in Parsons to Kenneth L. and Vera M. (Parsons) Sterling. She attended Parsons schools and graduated from Parsons High School in 1953.
On Aug. 21, 1953, she married Curtis L. Salyers at the former First Methodist Church in Parsons, where she was a member for man...
Peggy Salyers, 75, a longtime Parsons resident, died at 2:27 a.m. Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Among survivors is her husband, Curtis Salyers. The service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Carson-Wall Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Complete obituary details will be announced later. Online condolences can ...
Doris L. Grant
COLUMBUS — Doris L. Grant, 64, of rural Columbus died at 2:05 p.m. Monday, May 17, 2010, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin following a short illness.
She was born Oct. 6, 1945, in Columbus to Joseph J. and Mildred L. (Scowden) Grant. She attended area schools and graduated from Columbus High School.
Doris worked at the Parsons State Hospital and Training Center for many years as a secretary.
Survivors include a brother, Danny Grant of rural C...
Fred W. Warford
ERIE — Fred W. Warford, 47, of Erie died early Monday morning, May 17, 2010, at his residence. He had been in failing health, but death was not expected. He was born Oct. 7, 1962, in Pittsburg to Carl Cleaton and Patsy Louise (Chaney) Warford. He grew up and attended schools in Pittsburg and was a 1982 graduate of Pittsburg High School. For a time, he lived in Carthage, Mo., and Carterville, Mo., and had lived in Erie the past three years. F...
ERIE — Fred Warford, 47, of Erie died early Monday, May 17, 2010, at his home. He had been in failing health, but death was not expected. Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons will announce complete obituary details and funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.
Royal Scudder Flesh and Ann Askren Flesh
ST. LOUIS — Royal Scudder “Scud” Flesh, 91, of St. Louis died Friday, May 7, 2010, in Borrego Springs, Calif., and his wife, Anne (Askren) Flesh, also 91, died Monday, May 10, 2010.
The Flesh family owns The Flesh Co. in Parsons. The couple were enjoying their annual visit to Borrego Springs and preparing to return to their home in St. Louis when they died.
They both attended the University of Missouri at Columbia.
Mr. Flesh served in the mili...
Myrtle A. Presson
CHERRYVALE — Myrtle Alice Presson, 93, of Cherryvale died Saturday, May 15, 2010, at Mercy Hospital in Independence. Mrs. Presson was born on Jan. 10, 1917, at Cherryvale to Robert N. and Nellie (Davidson) Miller. She graduated from Cherryvale High School and Pittsburg State Teachers College. She married Donald Max Presson on July 10, 1941, in Girard. He preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 1981. She retired from teaching in 1979. Survivors in...
Alvin Daniel Mauk
WELCH, Okla. — Alvin Daniel Mauk, 81, of rural Welch, Okla., died on Thursday, May 13, 2010, at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa after an illness. He was born Aug. 3, 1928, in Kildare, Okla., to Erick and Eva Gayle (Smith) Mauk. He married Bonnie Jean Luckie in October 1950 in Vinita, Okla. She preceded him in death on March 14, 2003. He served in the U.S. Army. He worked for the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant. Survivors include a son, Denn...
Robert G. ‘Bob’ Trimmell
INDEPENDENCE — Robert G. “Bob” Trimmell, 71, of Independence died Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at his home. He was born on Sept. 10, 1938, in Rural Fall River to Luther Anslum and Thelma P. (Ware) Trimmell. He graduated from Coyville High School in 1956. He was a farmer and rancher. He married Connie Trimmell on May 17, 1959, in Independence. She survives of the home. He served in the U.S. Army. Other survivors include a son, Todd Alan Trimme...
Edith Charmian Gorman
MOUND CITY — Edith Charmian Gorman, 89, of Mound City died Wednesday May 12, 2010, at Fort Scott Manor in Fort Scott. She was born on April 9, 1921, in Mound City to Gus and Grace Good Warzel. The family later moved to Fort Scott, where she attended school. She earned bachelor of arts degrees in education and music from St. Mary’s College, Leavenworth. She received her nurse’s training and practiced as a registered nurse at a physician’s clin...
James P. ‘Red’ Breslin
ALTAMONT — James P. “Red” Breslin, 56, of Altamont died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Tulsa. He was born June 29, 1953, in Los Angeles to Francis and Ellen (Bailey) Breslin. He grew up and attended schools in Trona, Calif. He served in the U.S. Army. He worked at Spears Manufacturing Co. in Caney until becoming ill. Survivors include his companion, Becky Carter, of the home, Altamont; two ...
James P. ‘Red’ Breslin
ALTAMONT — James P. “Red” Breslin, 56, of Altamont died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Tulsa. Following cremation, the memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Altamont. Memorials are suggested to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America and may be left at or mailed to Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 325, Altamont, 67330. Complete obituary d...