Tim Turley, 35, of Parsons died Monday morning, June 21, 2010, at the home of his mother, Linda Portell. His death was unexpected. Further obituary information and service arrangements will be announced by Carson-Wall Funeral Home of Parsons.
C. Claude George
OSWEGO — C. Claude George, 95, of Oswego died at 4:55 p.m. Friday, June 18, 2010, at Labette Health in Parsons. Claude was born May 21, 1915, in Cherokee County north of Hallowell to Reuben and Minnie (Fast) George. He graduated from Morrow School in Cherokee County. He helped his family on the farm prior to beginning his own trucking business, hauling lime and grain for area farmers. He later began working in the construction business, run...
Mary Alice Owen
WICHITA — Mary Alice Owen, 75, of Wichita died Wednesday, June 16, 2010.
She was born to Homer and Irene Smith on Sep. 12, 1934, in Cherokee County.
She married John “Larry” Owen. He survives.
Other survivors include a son, Curtis, of Kansas City, Kan.; an aunt, June Bray of Parsons.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Asbury United Methodist Church, 2801 W. 15th St., Wichita.
Memorials may be ma...
Ronald M. Sallee
ERIE — Ronald M. Sallee, 72, of Erie died at 3:36 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 2010, at Labette Health in Parsons.
He was born March 29, 1938, in Coffeyville to Max and Augusta (Ernie) Sallee.
He was a truck driver.
Survivors include three sons, Rick Sallee, Robbie Sallee, both of Chanute, and Buddie Sallee of Humboldt; two daughters, Starla Dobbs and Rhonda Bland, both of El Dorado Springs, Mo.; 17 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Janet Kathleen Lyons
Janet Kathleen Lyons, 46, of Parsons died at her home at 7:20 p.m. Sunday, June 20, 2010. She had been in failing health. She was born Oct. 18, 1963, at Fredonia to Jerry and Geraldine Lyons and had lived at the Parsons State Hospital and Training Center and other group homes for many years. She has no surviving relatives. Following cremation a graveside committal service will be at a later date. The Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home of Parson...
J. Maxine Barton
J. Maxine Barton, 92, of Parsons, a longtime Pittsburg resident, died at 6:40 p.m. Saturday, June 19, 2010, at Labette Health in Parsons. She was born July 25, 1917, at Edna to George W. and Clara M. (Rexwinkle) McRae. She grew up and attended school there and graduated from Labette County High School in 1934. She married Galen W. Barton on May 9, 1953, at Independence. He died on June 23, 1984. For more than 40 years she was a house mot...
Helen Patricia Domeny
ROGERSVILLE, Mo. — Helen Patricia (DeVenezia) Domeny, 86, of Rogersville, Mo., died Monday, June 14, 2010.
She was born Sept. 17, 1923 in Newark, N.J., to Nicola and Marie (Saporito) DeVenezia. After graduating from Irvington High School, Irvington, N.J., in 1939 and Montclair State University in Upper Montclair, N.J., in 1943, she began a teaching career that lasted more than 30 years.
She married John Harold Domeny, whose family (Otis Domen...
Pauline G. Harvey
LAWRENCE — Pauline G. Harvey, 86, of Lawrence died Saturday, June 5, 2010, at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community in Lawrence. She was born Aug. 19, 1923, in Parsons to George and Stamata Pappas. She graduated from Parsons High School and Pittsburg State College, and spent her career as an elementary school teacher. Mrs. Harvey was a longtime resident of Lawrence. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold “Herk” Harvey, a filmmaker ...
Elizabeth ‘Ann’ Veenstra
MOUND VALLEY — Elizabeth “Ann” Veenstra, 51, of Mound Valley died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident Wednesday evening, June 16, 2010, in Mound Valley. She was born Oct. 27, 1958, in Norton, Va., to Douglas Fred and Carolyn Jean (Williams) Day. As a young girl, she grew up in Virginia and later Florida, where she graduated from high school. She married Robert Veenstra on Feb. 14, 1975, in Tampa, Fla. In 1981, they moved to ...
Elizabeth ‘Ann’ Veenstra
MOUND VALLEY — Elizabeth “Ann” Veenstra, 51, of Mound Valley died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident Wednesday evening, June 16, 2010, in Mound Valley. She is survived by her husband, Robert Veenstra, of the home.
A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mound Valley Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Altamont.
Memorials are suggested to the Eliza...
Edward Eugene ‘Pete’ Overman
CHETOPA — Edward Eugene “Pete” Overman, 85, of Chetopa died Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at his home. He was born Sept. 11, 1924, in Columbus to Roscoe Clifford and Settie Mae (Jackson) Overman. He grew up and attended schools in Columbus, where he graduated from high school. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He married Retha L. Brillhart on June 11, 1950, at the Presbyterian Church in Oswego. She preceded him in death on Nov. 27, 2007. He and...
Leon H. Jursche
FRONTENAC — Leon H. Jursche, 90, of Frontenac, a former Parsons resident, died Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at the Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg. He was born June 29, 1919, at Ringo to Pongrac and Mary Jursche. He graduated from the Frontenac High School in 1937 and earned his bachelor of science, master of science and education specialist degrees from Pittsburg State University. He spent 37 years in the field of education as a business tea...
Fern P. Smith
Fern P. (Harrington) Smith, 95, of Parsons died at 4:40 a.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at Labette Health. The service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery near Columbus. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Calvary Baptist Church. These may be left at or mailed to funeral home, P.O. Box 374, P...
Allen W. Richardson
Allen W. Richardson, 46, of Parsons died at 6:55 a.m. Sunday, June 13, 2010, at his home. Death followed a year of failing health.
He was born on Aug. 5, 1963, at Neodesha to Ron and Pat (Mitchell) Richardson. During his early years, the family lived in Independence, Altoona, Parsons and Joplin. During his adult life, he had primarily lived in Parsons.
His married Kathy Isabelle. They later divorced. In 1986, he married Donna Richards. They l...
Helen Tietjens Owen
CARROLLTON, Mo. — Helen Margaret Tietjens Owen, 90, of rural Carrollton, Mo., died Wednesday, June 2, 2010. She was born Nov. 2, 1919, to Elbert and Effie (Fordham) Tietjens in Sugar Tree Township, Carroll County, Mo. She graduated from Carrollton High School in 1937. She married Jack Owen on Jan. 1, 1941 in the Baptist parsonage in Carrollton. Survivors include her husband, Jack, of the home; three daughters, June Newman of Carrollton,...
Shirley J. Swayze
Shirley J. Swayze, 65, a lifelong Parsons resident, died at 10:44 p.m. Sunday, June 13, 2010, at her home. She had been in failing health the past several years. She was born March 24, 1945, in Parsons to Joe and Ruby (Ward) Winters. She attended Parsons schools and was employed for 25 years by Grandview Products Co. On Aug. 29, 1986, she married Harold Swayze, in Miami, Okla. He survives of the home. Other survivors include three sisters...
Cora May Umbarger
CHANUTE — Cora May Umbarger, 90, of Chanute died Saturday, June 12, 2010, at Chanute Health Care Center. She was born in St. Paul on Feb. 7, 1920, the daughter of Silas Elmer and Cora May (Thompson) Newland. She graduated from St. Paul High School in 1938. Mrs. Umbarger was a homemaker. She married Myrle Umbarger in Chanute on Nov. 2, 1958. He preceded her in death in 1987. She was a member of the Christian Church and enjoyed church ...
Allen W. Richardson
Allen W. Richardson, 46, of Parsons died at 6:55 a.m. Sunday, June 13, 2010, at his home. Death followed a year of failing health. He was born on Aug. 5, 1963, at Neodesha to Ron and Pat (Mitchell) Richardson. During his early years, the family lived in Independence, Altoona, Parsons and Joplin. During his adult life, he had primarily lived in Parsons. His married Kathy Isabelle. They later divorced. In 1986, he married Donna Richards. The...
FAIRMONT CITY, Ill. — James “Jimboy” W. Santen, 84, of Fairmont City, Ill., died on Friday, June 4, 2010, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Ill. He was born Dec. 7, 1925, in East St. Louis, Ill., to Louis and Anna (Blane) Santen. Mr. Santen worked as an electrician for Hunter Packing Co. in East St. Louis, Ill., for 40 years. He was a lifelong resident of Fairmont City and a member of Fairmont Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Navy veteran ...
OTTAWA — Bob Robbins, 82, of Ottawa died Wednesday, June 9, 2010.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Dengel & Son Mortuary, Ottawa, with burial in Oswego Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Monday until the service at the mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday.
Memorials are suggested to Bob Robbins Memorial Fund and can be sent to the funeral home.
The funeral home will ann...