David Edward Hare
PLEASANTON, Calif. — David Edward Hare, 50, of Pleasanton, Calif., died Saturday, May 8, 2010, at his home. He was born April 20, 1960, in Miami, Okla., to Edward Jr. and Betty Hare. A former Parsons resident, David Hare attended Kansas State University in Manhattan and earned a bachelor of science degree in physics and mathematics and a doctorate in physics. After completing post-doctoral work at the University of Illinois at Champagne, Ill...
Hilma Ellen Bartholomew
ERIE — Hilma Ellen Bartholomew, 96, Erie, died Monday, May 24, 2010, at Chanute Health Care. She was born Feb. 24, 1914, the third child of George Washington and Olga Johanna Lindquist Wright near Erie in rural Neosho County. She graduated in 1931 from Erie High School, where she participated in music and theater. She married Boyd Edmund Bartholomew on March 6, 1932, in Earlton at the Evangelical United Brethren parsonage. He preceded her ...
Jayne Wells service
A memorial service for Jayne Denise Wells, 52, of Parsons, who died Monday, May 10, 2010, in the Select Specialty Hospice Unit at St. Francis Via Christi Regional Medical Center at Wichita, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 29, 2010, at Carson-Wall Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials are suggested to the Dennis United Methodist Church and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 942, ...
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. The service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the...
Karen M. Rogers
CHETOPA — Karen M. Rogers, 57, of Chetopa died at 2:25 a.m. Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at her home. She had been in failing health. She is survived by her husband, Bruce Rogers, of the home. The service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Faith Baptist Church in Chetopa. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. today at the Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa. Complete obituary details will be announced...
Juanita Bush, 82, a longtime Parsons resident, died at 4:40 a.m. Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at her residence following a brief illness. She was born on April 9, 1928, at Parsons to Bert and Hazel (Souters) Divine. She grew up at Parsons and attended schools here. She was a homemaker and did some babysitting over the years. She married Howard Forshey on Aug. 5, 1944, at Oswego. They later divorced. She married Samuel A. “Sam” Bush on April 5, 1...
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...