Jean Marie Cox
LITTLETON, Colo. — Jean Marie Cox, 83, of Littleton, Colo., formerly of St. Paul, died on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011.
She was born April 30, 1928, at Detroit, Mich., to John Jr. and Edith K. (Groner) Neighbors.
She married Martin E. Cox on Dec. 31, 1949, in St. Paul. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include her children, Jack Cox, Connie Ahern, Jimmy Cox and Cathy Amenta; and a brother, Jim Neighbors.
Mrs. Cox was cremated. A memorial service w...
Eugene M. ‘Buck’ McAtee
CONWAY, Ark. — Eugene M. "Buck" McAtee, 92, of Conway, Ark., formerly of Parsons, died at 9:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, in Conway.
He was born Aug. 15, 1919, in St. Paul to Charles Ernest and Sara Irene (Poisette) McAtee. He graduated from Parsons High School in 1937.
On March 18, 1941, he enlisted in the U.S. 2nd Cavalry and received the Purple Heart for his bravery in World War II as a second lieutenant battlefield commissioned officer.
Todd J. Rowe
Todd J. Rowe, 49, of Parsons, died early Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at his home. He had been in his usual health and death was not expected.
He was born Aug. 28, 1962, in Salina to Larry Joe and Nancy Louise (Rhoades) Rowe. He grew up and attended school in Parsons. While attending high school, he was injured in a water park accident in Joplin and had been disabled since that time.
His passion was restoring cars. He enjoyed going to drag races at...
Johnna Celeste Reed
LAWTON, Okla. — Johnna Celeste Reed, fortified with the sacraments of Holy Mother Church, died on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, in Lawton, Okla.
Johnna Celeste Reed was born on July 3, 1923, in South Mound to John Edward and Regina (Volmer) Lortz. She grew up in the South Mound area, graduating from Parsons High School and attending Parsons Junior College.
Johnna married T. Jason Reed on March 2, 1942, at St. Joseph's Church. Johnna and Jason spent ...
Kay Danielle Houston
EDNA — Kay Danielle Houston, 72, of Edna and Coffeyville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at her residence in Coffeyville.
She was born Dec. 27, 1938, at Topeka to J.B. and Genevieve G. (Gibson) Moses. Kay grew up in Coffeyville, where she attended Holy Name Catholic School and Field Kindley High School, graduating in 1956. After completing high school she attended business college at Mount Clemens, Mich.
She married Bill Barnett; they divo...
Wayne E. Todd
Wayne E. Todd, 90, of Parsons died at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at his home. He had been in failing health in recent weeks.
He was born Sept. 4, 1921, at Avon, Colo., to Lain L. and Eva (Offutt) Todd. His family moved to Peru when he was an infant. He grew up there and graduated from Peru High School.
During World War II he served with the United States Army in France and Germany. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.
Todd J. Rowe
Todd J. Rowe, 49, of Parsons died early Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at his home.
Following cremation, a memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home. Family and friends will gather at the family home immediately following burial at Memorial Lawn Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Proud Animal Lovers Shelter. These may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, 67357.
Complete obituary details will...
Eugene M. ‘Buck’ McAtee
CONWAY, Ark. — Eugene M. “Buck” McAtee, 92, of Conway, Ark., formerly of Parsons, died at 9:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at the Conway Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. He is survived by his wife, Martha (Brewer) McAtee.
A memorial funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Parsons. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The rosary will be recited at 9 a.m. at the church before the Mass. Other obituary deta...
Wayne E. Todd
Wayne E. Todd, 90, a longtime Parsons resident and retired U.S. postal clerk, died at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at his home. His wife, Helen, survives.
Complete obituary information and service arrangements will be announced by Carson-Wall Funeral Home.
Johnna Celeste Reed
LAWTON, Okla. — Johnna Celeste Reed, 88, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, died on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, in Lawton, Okla.
Johnna Celeste Reed was born on July 3, 1923, in South Mound to John Edward and Regina Volmer Lortz. She grew up in the South Mound area, graduating from Parsons High School and attending Parsons Junior College.
Johnna married T. Jason Reed on March 2, 1942, at St. Joseph's Church. Johnna and Jason spe...
Marla M. ‘Micki’ Sayre
PITTSBURG — Marla M. “Micki” Sayre, 51, of rural Pittsburg died at 6:35 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at her home following a lengthy battle with cancer.
She was born May 21, 1960, in Oklahoma City the daughter of William and Joyce (Scheihing) Salvo.
On Feb. 5, 1998, she married Kyle Sayre in Pittsburg; he survives her of the home.
She worked as an operations manager for FedEx overseeing the Joplin and Parson offices. She had been with the compa...
Edith C. Schreppel
OSWEGO — Edith C. Schreppel, 86, of Oswego, passed away at 4:13 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. She had been in failing health, but her death was unexpected.
She was born to German emigrants Maximillian and Mary (Schenk) Pristernik on June 7, 1925, at Camp 13 in Yale. She graduated from Frontenac High School at age 16.
Edith ran away with Tony F. Schreppel to be married on Jan. 17, 1944, in Miami, Okla. From this union, seven children were born, ...
E.L. Junior ‘Sonny’ Giltner
SYCAMORE — E.L. Junior ‘Sonny’ Giltner, 75, of Sycamore died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, from injuries suffered in a vehicle accident.
He was born Aug. 4, 1936, in Parsons to Elmer L. and Cleda K. (Wiglesworth) Giltner. He attended Parsons and Labette County schools. He served in the Army and later received his general education development diploma after his service. He received an associate degree from Labette County Community College.
He owned an...
Dorothy M. Lee
CHERRYVALE — Dorothy M. Lee, 85, of Cherryvale died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011 at the Cherryvale Nursing and Rehab Center.
She was born June 18, 1926, in Toledo, Ohio, to Howard and Eva A. (Crosser) Townsend. She attended school in Toledo.
She married Herbert Jeffries on Feb. 9, 1945, in Colorado Springs, Colo. She later married Melvin Lee. They later divorced.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sons, Danny Jeffries of Cherryvale and Keith ...
Johnna Celeste Reed
LAWTON, Okla. — Johnna Celeste Reed, 88, of Lawton, Okla., formerly of Parsons, died at 6:45 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at Lawton. Her husband, T. Jason Reed, preceded her in death on Oct. 23, 1982.
Further obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by the Carson-Wall Funeral Home.
Todd Rowe, 49, of Parsons died early Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at his home. He had been in his usual health and death was not expected. He was preceded in death by his parents, Larry Joe and Nancy (Rhoades) Rowe.
Complete obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.
Carl A. Fontelroy
BELLEVILLE, Ill. — Carl A. Fontelroy, 60, of Belleville, Ill., formerly of Parsons, died at 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, in Belleville.
He was born July 9, 1951, in Parsons to Walter Sr. and Claretha (Ponds) Fontelroy. As a young boy, he grew up and attended school in Parsons and was a 1968 graduate of Parsons High School. Following graduation, he served 23 years in the Navy. While in the Navy, he was stationed at the San Diego Naval Base...
Fred J. Bergkamp
CHETOPA — Fred J. Bergkamp, 71, of Chetopa died at 1:38 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at Oswego Community Hospital.
He was born Jan. 5, 1940, in St. Joseph Ost to Fred Sr. and Elizabeth (May) Bergkamp. He attended elementary school in St. Joseph Ost, was a graduate of Andale High School and attended business college in Wichita. He later served in the U.S. Army and the National Guard Reserves.
He married Lou Ann Eck on July 26, 1961, in St. Ma...
SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Richard G. “Dick” Simon. 90, a former Parsons resident, died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, in Sunnyvale, Calif. He moved there from Greeley, Colo., where he lived many years.
In the 1950s he lived in Parsons and taught at the former West Junior High School.
He was born in 1921 at Carterville, Mo., to John and Frances Simon. He moved to Greeley from Parsons in 1960 and taught music in the Greeley-Evans School District 6 for many ye...
OSWEGO — Fred Bergkamp, 71, of Chetopa died at 1:38 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at Oswego Community Hospital. His wife, Lou Ann Bergkamp, survives of the home.
The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Mother of God Catholic Church in Oswego. The rosary will be recited at 5 p.m. Sunday at the church, where the family will receive friends immediately following the rosary.
Memorials are suggested to help defray funeral expenses. These may ...