Jayne Denise Wells
Jayne Denise Wells, 52, of Parsons died early Monday morning, May 10, 2010, in the Select Specialty Hospice Unit at St. Francis Via Christi Regional Medical Center at Wichita. Her death followed a short illness. Further obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by Carson-Wall Funeral Home.
Ruby M. Donald
OSWEGO — Ruby M. Donald, 90, of Oswego died at 3:49 p.m. Friday, May 7, 2010, at the Oswego Home Place.
She was born Nov. 5, 1919, in Cabool, Mo., to John and Etta (Hunter) Kelley. She grew up and attended school in southern Missouri and was a graduate of Humansville High School.
On June 27, 1942, she married Walter Donald in Camdenton, Mo. He preceded her in death on Nov. 20, 2008.
Survivors include a daughter, Patty Ashby of rural Oswego; a ...
Lou R. Carrillo
KINSLEY — Lou R. Carrillo, 60, of Kinsley died on Friday, May 7, 2010, at Kansas Heart Hospital, Wichita. He was born on Jan. 7, 1950, in Parsons to Eleutrio and Petra Carrillo. He married Yvonne A. Graves in Kinsley. She survives. He was a CNA/CMA/EMT. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a Boy Scout leader. Other survivors include his mother, Petra Carrillo of Parsons; a daughter, Wendi Bernstorf of Haysville; three grandchild...
Ruby M. Donald
OSWEGO — Ruby M. Donald, 90, of Oswego died at 3:49 p.m. Friday, May 7, 2010, at Oswego Home Place. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Donald, on Nov. 20, 2008. She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Ashby, of rural Oswego. Complete obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Altamont.
Lou R. Carrillo
KINSLEY — Lou R. Carrillo, 60, of Kinsley died on Friday, May 7, 2010, at Kansas Heart Hospital, Wichita.
He was born on Jan. 7, 1950, in Parsons to Eleutrio and Petra Carrillo.
He was a CNA/CMA/EMT.
He married Yvonne A. Graves in Kinsley. She survives.
Other survivors include his mother, Petra Carrillo of Parsons; a daughter, Wendi Bernstorf of Haysville; three grandchildren; three brothers, Bob of Fort Scott and Mark and Pete, both of Parson...
Delores Ilene Jefferson
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Delores Ilene Jefferson, 86, of Bakersfield, Calif., died on Friday, April 23, 2010. She was born on Jan. 2, 1924, in Parsons. Survivors include two daughters, Cyndie Noblia and Sharon Mead; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. The service will be at 10 a.m. May 15 at Valley Baptist Church, Bakersfield. There also will be a service at 4 p.m. May 23 at Del Rosa United Methodist Church, San Bernardino, Calif...
Jean Marie Hopkins
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jean Marie Hopkins, 86, of Kansas City, Mo., died at 3:40 a.m. Thursday, May 6, 2010, at Villa St. Francis Nursing Home in Olathe.
She was born Aug. 17, 1923, in Kansas City, Mo., to Caleb and Lucille Veitch.
She lived most of her life in Kansas City, Mo., except for two years at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
She married Elbert B. Wayne Hopkins on March 7, 1948, in Kansas City.
Survivors include several nie...
Berea Iona McMullen
COLUMBUS — Berea Iona McMullen, 93, of Columbus, formerly of West Mineral, died at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at Medicalodge of Columbus. She was born March 22, 1917, in Columbus to Harry and Effie (Griffin) Dill. She attended area schools, graduating from Cherokee County Community High School in 1935. She married W.G. “Mac” McMullen on June 4, 1939, in Columbus. He preceded her in death on June 6, 2005. She was a homemaker. Surviv...
Helen Elizabeth Baker
CHERRYVALE — Helen Elizabeth Baker, 89, of Cherryvale died Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at Good Samaritan Society nursing home in Parsons. She was born Feb. 18, 1921, to Everett and Mabel (McKee) Thomas near Edna. She married Lloyd Baker on June 5, 1943. He preceded her in death in 1994. She married R.D. Hatfield in 1997. He preceded her in death in 2004. She retired from Vallis-Wngroff Business Forms, Cherryvale, in 1988. Survivors include two ...
E. Robert ‘Bob’ Yockey
AMERICUS — E. Robert “Bob” Yockey, 85, of Americus died Thursday, May 6, 2010, at Newman Regional Health, Emporia. He was born on April 13, 1925, in Hornick, Iowa, to Casper and Mary Josephine (Cory) Yockey. He served in the U.S. Marines. He worked at Didde Corp. He married Daisy Greeve on Sept. 14, 1947, in Ottawa. She preceded him in death on Jan. 5, 1983. He married Lucy Brestel on Sept. 1, 1986, in Lexington, Neb. She preceded him in ...
Ray Francis Turner
INDEPENDENCE — Ray Francis Turner, 86, of Independence died at 11:35 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2010. He was born on June 15, 1923, at his home in Stark City, Mo., to John Riley and Sarah Francis (Bowman) Turner. He married Janie Odessa Cargile on Aug. 18, 1945, in Columbus. She survives. He worked for Ruan Transport for 22 years as a driver and trainer before retiring in 1985. Other survivors include a brother, Gene Turner of Granby, Mo.; two...
PITTSBURG — Marie Kennett, 93, of Pittsburg died at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg. She was born Sept. 10, 1916, in Pittsburg to Walter and Ethel (Jones) Thomas. She grew up and attended school in Pittsburg. She married Earl Kennett on July 8, 1935, in Pittsburg. Following marriage, they lived in Pittsburg, where she worked as a cook in various nursing homes in the area. She especially enjoyed spending...
PITTSBURG — Marie Kennett, 93, of Pittsburg died at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Kennett, on Oct. 6, 1997. Survivors include a son, Gary Kennett, and his wife, Carolyn, of Parsons. The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Olive Cemetery in Pittsburg. Friends may call from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons to sign th...
Wintress Colene Stine
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. — Wintress Colene Stine, 88, of Bartlesville, Okla., died on Tuesday, May 4, 2010.
Survivors include her husband, Robert, of the home; two sons, Marc R. Stine of Vail, Ariz., and Gregory A. Stine of Bartlesville; three sisters, Imogene Miller of Bernice, Okla., Darlene Thomas of Bartlesville and Luvonne Hucke of Mound Valley; and two grandsons.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at East Cross United Methodist Church in ...
June Carolyn Brown
CHETOPA — June Carolyn Brown, 73, of Chetopa died at 6:35 p.m. Monday, May 3, 2010, at Chetopa Manor. She was born March 5, 1937, in Little Rock, Ark., to June and Casey (Prichard) Bourne. She grew up and attended schools in Little Rock, where she was a 1955 graduate of Little Rock Central High School. She married Alfred Earl Brown Sr. on March 21, 1956, in Little Rock. The couple owned and operated Aqua Plush Waterbeds in Coffeyville for...
Samuel L. Nading
CHETOPA — Samuel L. Nading, 43, of Chetopa died at 5:45 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin. He is survived by his wife, Ruella Nading, of the home.
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.
Mildred Marlene Hopper
JACKSONVILLE, Ark. — Mildred Marlene Hopper, 70, of Jacksonville, Ark., died Jan. 6, 2010, at Jacksonville, Ark. She had been in ill health since Christmas, but her death was not expected.
She was born April 3, 1940, in Oswego to Merle and Nadine (Lamb) George. She was a lifelong resident of Parsons until moving with her husband when his employment with the Union Pacific Railroad took her there in 1989.
She married Ralph Roy Hopper on Nov. 27,...
Geraldine Audrey Whitmire
JOPLIN — Geraldine Audrey Whitmire, 72, of Joplin died at 6:03 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin. She was born Oct. 16, 1937, in Chetopa to Edward Claude and Hollis (Caldwell) Whitmire. She grew up and attended schools in Chetopa and was a graduate of Chetopa High School. Through the years, she worked in housekeeping at a girls’ dormitory in Kansas City, Mo. She was a member of Trinity United Method...
Robert Shears, 64, of Parsons died at 8:36 a.m. Monday, May 3, 2010, at his home. He was in failing health. He was born on Jan. 10, 1946, in Parsons to Robert Francis and Pasty (Burris) Shears. He was raised in Lyons and attended school there. He later attended and graduated from Erie High School. During the Vietnam Conflict, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. Upon his discharge from active duty, he remained in the Army Reserves until retiri...
June Carolyn Brown
CHETOPA — June Carolyn Brown, 73, of Chetopa died at 6:35 p.m. Monday, May 3, 2010, at Chetopa Manor. She is survived by her husband, Alfred Earl Brown Sr. The service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Church of God in Coffeyville. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Chetopa. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa. Memorials are suggested to First Churc...