Norman T. Blasor
Norman T. Blasor, 89, a former Parsons resident, died Saturday, June 19, 2010. He retired from Phillips Petroleum Co. as a design drafter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lora Mae. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Bornowski; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The service was on Tuesday at Resthaven Mortuary. Memorials are suggeste to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be left at resthavenmortuary-cemete...
Clayton L. Wright
ERIE — Clayton L. Wright, 54, of Erie died on Sunday, June 20, 2010, at Labette Health. He was born May 11, 1956, at Palmer, Alaska, to Lynn and Doris (Knoedler) Wright. Clayton lived in Fairbanks, Alaska, until 1963 when he moved to Erie. He graduated from Erie High School. He was self-employed at Wright Concrete and DJ Auto shop for many years in rural Erie. He worked for Quest Cherokee Oil and Gas Co. since 2005 as a mechanic. Mr. W...
Tim Turley, 35, of Parsons died Monday morning, June 21, 2010, at the residence of his mother, Linda Portell. His death was unexpected. He was born on Dec. 2, 1974, at Parsons to Richard and Linda (Myers) Turley. He grew up at Parsons and attended Parsons schools. He worked various jobs until working at Power Flame for 11 years. He retired in 2005 following a motorcycle accident. He was baptized at the Center Bethel Church and attended s...
Walter R. Caldwell
Walter R. Caldwell, 80, of Parsons died at 12:35 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at Labette Health. Further obituary information and service arrangements will be announced by Carson-Wall Funeral Home.
Gary M. Breneman
JAY, Okla. — Gary M. Breneman, 70, of the Grand Lake area, Jay, Okla., and a former longtime Parsons resident, died at 9:52 a.m. Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at the Freeman West Hospital in Joplin. Death followed a year-long illness and complications from myasthenia gravis. Among survivors is his wife, Ardith, of the home and his son, Chris Breneman, of Parsons. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home. Comple...
Clayton L. Wright
ERIE — Clayton L. Wright, 53, of Erie died Sunday, June 20, 2010. Complete obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by Carson-Wall Funeral Home of Parsons.
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...