Donald E. Slagle
Donald E. Slagle, 89, a former Parsons resident, died at 10:20 a.m. Friday, July 30, 2010, at his home in Enterprise, Ala. He moved to Enterprise from Parsons in October 2007. Survivors include his wife, Colleen Slagle.
The service is tentatively scheduled for Monday, Aug. 9, in Parsons. Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery at Pittsburg.
Further obituary information will be provided by Carson-Wall Funeral Home of Parsons.
Lesta Kay Sutherby
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Lesta Kay Sutherby, 43, a resident of Clarksville, Tenn., formerly of Fredonia and Parsons, died Saturday, July 24, 2010, at her home. She was born May 2, 1967, in Hutchinson the daughter of Richard and Catherine (Lucas) Reasoner. She was a graduate of Parsons High School and served in the United States Army. Currently she was employed at Bridgestone Tire Co. in Clarksville. Survivors include her father, Richard L. ...
Martha L. Stokes
CARTHAGE, Mo. — Martha L. Stokes, 76, of Carthage, Mo., a longtime resident of Chetopa, died at 4:35 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, 2010, at the Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center in Carthage. She was born Nov. 11, 1933, in Hitchcock, Okla., to Rufus and Carrie (Puckett) Fee. She worked at Eastern State Hospital in Vinita, Okla., until retirement in 1993. For 40 years, she was involved in the nursing profession. On March 27, 1959, she m...
Terry Sue Lee
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Terry Sue Lee, 55, of Colorado Springs, died Wednesday, July 28, 2010.
She was born on Aug. 21, 1954, in Coffeyville to Gearold “Dub” and Carol (Hanson) Morris.
Mrs. Lee was a licensed practical nurse in Fort Carson and Colorado Springs.
Survivors include her husband, James Lee of Colorado Springs; two daughters, Tara Gonzalez and Enoch of Colorado Springs and Jamie Lattanzio and Thomas of Arizona; a son, James Richa...
Orby F. Whitaker
MOUND VALLEY — Orby F. Whitaker, 83, of Mound Valley died at 12:37 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 2010, at his home. Further obituary information and service arrangements will be announced by Carson-Wall Funeral Home of Parsons.
Trudy L. Shields
OSWEGO — Trudy L. Shields, 41, of Oswego died at 1:33 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 2010, at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin. She had been in her usual health and death was not expected. Complete obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa. Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.
Margo M. Rinkenberger
DENNIS — Margo M. (Botts) Rinkenberger, 65, of Dennis died Sunday, July 25, 2010, at Regal Estates, Independence. She was born on Oct. 25, 1944, in Carthage, Mo., to Cecil and Hazel (Shafer) Botts. She attended school in Independence. On Dec. 17, 1993, she married Roger Lewis Rinkenberger in Miami, Okla. He preceded her in death. She was a self-employed cosmetologist. Survivors include her mother, Hazel Shafer of Neodesha; three sons, Jame...
CHICAGO — Leroy Adams, 78, of Chicago, formerly of Parsons, died Dec. 16, 2009, in Evanston, Ill.
The body has been cremated. The memorial service was in Evanston in December. The graveside service will be at 10 a.m. today at Pleasant Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Eldon Freeland officiating.
Carson-Wall Funeral Home of Parsons is in charge of local arrangements.
Patricia Ann Barber
Patricia Ann Barber, 46, of Parsons died at her home Wednesday, July 14, 2010. She was born April 1, 1964, in West Helena, Ark., to Harry and Mary (Tyus) Barber. She was a certified nurse’s aide. Survivors include a daughter, Ericka Barber, of Parsons; a granddaughter; three brothers, Bryon Barber of Parsons, Wraine Meadows Sr. of Tulsa and Daniel Meadows Jr. of Webber, Texas; and four sisters, Carolyn Barber of Oswego, Mary Maxine Cavitte...
Robert D. ‘Bob’ Lancaster
IOLA — Robert Daniel “Bob” Lancaster, 72, of Iola died Saturday, July 24, 2010, at the Kansas City Hospice House. He was born June 15, 1938, at St. Paul to Cyril Robert and Ellen Marie (Kennedy) Lancaster. He graduated from Chanute High School in 1956. Mr. Lancaster served in the U.S. Army. He was an electrician for Westar Energy, retiring in 2000. On March 6, 1971, he married Margie Ann Hodgens. They later divorced. Survivors include twi...
Margaret A. Brintnall
McCUNE — Margaret A. Brintnall, 87, a longtime McCune area resident, was pronounced dead at her home Saturday afternoon, July 24, 2010. She had been in her usual health, but her death was unexpected. She was born on May 9, 1923, at the family farm north of McCune to Barton and Ella Mae (Samp) Parsons. She grew up on the family farm and attended country schools and McCune High School. She graduated in 1941 and moved to Pittsburg, where she att...
L. Dariel Watts
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Lester Dariel Watts of Independence, Mo., brother of Helen Bevins of Parsons, died on Wednesday, July 21, 2010. He was born on Feb. 16, 1927, to Frank and Hazel (Gray) Watts. He graduated from Girard High School. He served in the Merchant Marines. He married Donna Dawson. She preceded him in death. He was a salesman for Sears, Allstate, Motorola, Zenith, RCA, Nelkin-Paper and other companies. Survivors include his chil...
Marjorie Lowe Stevens
TOPEKA — Marjorie Lowe Stevens, 81, of Topeka died Friday, July 23, 2010. She was born on Sept. 24, 1928, north of Erie to Joe and Martha (Cook) Lowe. She married Ralph Stevens on July 18, 1948, at First Christian Church, Erie. They celebrated 62 years together. Marge was a devoted mother and house wife. She was an avid K-State fan. Survivors include her husband, Ralph; a son, Mark Stevens, and Marlene Conaway, of Topeka; two daughters, Be...
Norine R. White
TULSA — Norine R. White, 87, of Tulsa died on Friday, July 23, 2010, at Tulsa. The service will be at 10 a.m. today at Bethany Lutheran Church, Tulsa. Internment will be at 3 p.m. today at McCune Cemetery, McCune. Moore Funeral Homes Inc., Tulsa, is in charge of arrangements.
William Patrick ‘Bill’ Zimmerman
WELCH, Okla. — William Patrick “Bill” Zimmerman, 77, of Welch, Okla., died Friday, July 16, 2010, at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin. He was born March 17, 1933, in Welch to William Raymond and Dorothy (Duvall) Zimmerman. He graduated from high school and lived in Welch most of his life except for a few years in Topeka and Linwood. He worked for the Union Pacific Railroad in Kansas City, Kan., as a railroad conductor and was ...
Norma Lee Spear
JOPLIN — Norma Lee Spear, 82, of Joplin died on Sunday, July 18, 2010, at St. John’s Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 6, 1928, in Erie to Charlie and Lucille (George) Malson. She graduated from Bartlesville High School, Bartlesville, Okla., and then from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Parsons in 1947. She commuted from Riverton to Joplin, where she worked for Freeman Hospital during the 1950s. She moved to Joplin in 1958 and...
William Augustus ‘Bill’ Setters
MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas — William Augustus “Bill” Setters, 78, of Mount Pleasant, Texas, died Saturday, July 17, 2010, at his residence. He was born Aug. 17, 1931, in Wichita the son of Harry and Elsie (Dousette) Setters. He was raised and attended schools in Parsons. He served his country in the United States Navy, retiring after 25 years of service. Survivors include his wife, Viva, of Mount Pleasant, Texas; a sister, Juanita Johnston of ...
Patricia Ann Barber
Patricia Ann Barber, 46, of Parsons, died at her home Wednesday, July 14, 2010. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery in Parsons. Complete obituary details will be announced by Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.
Mathew T. Burchett
Mathew T. (Ross) Burchett, 31, of Parsons died early Sunday, July 18, 2010, because of longstanding complications from diabetes. He was born on Oct. 22, 1978, in Chanute to Glenda Shultz. He spent most of his life between Chanute, Coffeyville and Parsons and was raised by his mother and stepfather, Raymond T. Swafford. He loved his dogs and enjoyed camping and fishing. He also enjoyed visiting with family and friends, especially his niece...
Carilyn M. Clark
CHERRYVALE — Carilyn M. Clark, 86, of Cherryvale died Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at Mercy Hospital upon arrival.
She was born Feb. 10, 1924, at Cherryvale the daughter of Leo and Delma Ragan. She attended Cherryvale schools and graduated from Cherryvale High School in 1942.
Mrs. Clark worked at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant in Parsons for a time during World War II.
On Nov. 10, 1944, she married John S. Clark. The family moved throughout th...