Charley L. Billington
McCUNE — Charley L. Billington, 79, of rural McCune died at 4:53 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2012, at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg.
He was born July 21, 1932, at McCune to E. Floyd and Lelia Fern (Kelso) Billington. He attended rural schools and graduated from McCune Rural High School.
On Oct. 24, 1952, he married Sylvia A. Timson at McCune United Methodist Church. She survives of the home.
He served in the U.S. Army.
He worked as a journeyman el...
Pamela K. Corn
TOPEKA — Pamela K. Corn, 42, of Topeka died Friday afternoon at her home.
She was born Dec. 8, 1969, at Pittsburg to Walter Ray and Lois Ann (Greve) Corn. She was raised at Walnut and attended school there through the seventh grade. Her family later moved to Topeka, where she attended and graduated from Washburn Rural High School.
She was Catholic. She loved animals, listening to music, movies and arts and crafts.
Survivors include a son, ...
Dorothy (Bohrer) Bailey
Services for Dorothy (Bohrer) Bailey will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Memorial Lawn Cemetery patio in Parsons. Burial will follow in the family lot.
Mrs. Bailey, a former Parsons resident, died Feb. 26, 2012, at Springdale, Ark. She was the widow of B.F. Bailey, who preceded her in death in 1992.
Memorials are suggested to the Proud Animal Lovers Shelter of Parsons and may be left at or sent to Carson-Wall Funeral Home, Box 942, Parsons, 67357.
Nadine L. Hamsher
Nadine L. Hamsher, 92, a longtime Parsons resident, died at 11:23 a.m. Thursday, May 3, 2012, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, where she entered on Wednesday, April 25.
She was born on Oct. 16, 1919, at Fort Scott to Marvin and Mae (Duvall) McMurry. Her mother died when she was an infant, and she was raised in Parsons in the home of her maternal grandparents, William L. and Theodosia Duvall.
She attended Parsons schools and was married to C...
Mary Ann Bensen
AUGUSTA — Mary Ann Bensen, 71, of Augusta died on Wednesday, May 2, 2012.
She was born on June 28, 1940, to Walter Bernard and Mary Cecelia (Konzal) Bensen in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Survivors include four sons, Donald Yates and Douglas Yates and his wife, Linda, all of El Dorado, David Yates and his wife, Elizabeth, and Dale Yates and his wife, Johna, all of Augusta; a daughter, Ann Marie Malsom-Heady, and her husband, Clete, of Parsons; six brothers,...
Letha Pearl Willson
Letha Pearl Willson, 90, of Parsons died Friday afternoon at Parsons Good Samaritan Society.
Carson-Wall Funeral Home will announce further obituary details and funeral arrangements later.
Jessie C. Kepford
CHETOPA — Jessie C. Kepford, 90, a lifelong resident of Chetopa, died at 12:05 a.m. Thursday, May 3, 2012, at Webb City Health and Rehabilitation Center in Webb City, Mo.
He was born on Nov. 14, 1921, in Chetopa to George W. and Bertha Alice (Turnbough) Kepford. As a young boy, he grew up and attended school in Chetopa.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army.
He was a postal clerk, retiring in 1972.
He married Alma Louise Riley on No...
Marjorie F. Rogers
Marjorie F. Rogers, 84, a resident of the Parsons Presbyterian Manor, died there at 12:43 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2012. She had been in failing health the past several years.
She was born on June 11, 1927, in Parsons to Frank Nelson Dick Sr. and Madeline Adj (Bailey) Dick. She grew up in Parsons and graduated from Parsons High School. Her grandfather, Sheridan Dick, was the first manager, in 1907, of the Baldwin Shirt Factory at 2400 Broadway, whi...
Jessie C. Kepford
CHETOPA — Jessie C. Kepford, 90, a lifelong resident of Chetopa, died at 12:05 a.m. Thursday, May 3, 2012, at Webb City Health and Rehabilitation Center in Webb City, Mo. He is survived by his wife, Louise Kepford, of the home.
Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, Chetopa, will announce complete obituary details and funeral arrangements later.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.
Nadine Hamsher, 92, a longtime Parsons resident, died at 11:23 a.m. Thursday, May 3, 2012, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa.
Carson-Wall Funeral Home will announce obituary details and funeral arrangements later.
GROVE, Okla. — Linda West, 65, of Grove, Okla., died on Wednesday, May 2, 2012.
The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Edna Cemetery.
Worley-LuginbuelFuneral Home, Grove, Okla., is in charge of arrangements.
Vera Viola Stevens
CASSATT, S.C. — Vera Viola Stevens, 60, of Cassatt, S.C., died on Tuesday, May 1, 2012.
She was born on Jan. 1, 1952, in Camden, S.C., to Claude and Martha Viola (Parker) Ray.
She married John Robert Stevens. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include a son, Robert E. Stevens of Parsons; a daughter, Patricia “Sissy” Branham of Cassatt; two grandchildren; three brothers, Claude Ray, Charles Ray and Clennie Ray; and six sisters, Mary Alice Osme...
Dorothy Louise Olson
OVERLAND PARK — Dorothy Louise Olson, 80, of Overland Park died Monday, April 30, 2012, at the Kansas City Hospice House.
She was born on Jan. 4, 1932, to Arthur and Ethel (Janes) Key near Milford, Mo. She graduated from Thayer High School and Chanute Junior College.
She was employed for 33 years as chief clerk by Continental Trailways in Kansas City, Mo.
Survivors include a brother-in-law, James Hillstrom and his wife, Dolores; and many niece...
Charles ‘Charlie’ Howard Housel
INDEPENDENCE — Charles “Charlie” Howard Housel, 75, of Independence died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Independence.
He was born Oct. 9, 1936, in rural Cherryvale to Theodore and Pauline (Morris) Housel. He grew up in rural Cherryvale and attended Cherryvale schools.
On Oct. 5, 1956, he married Ann Hattan in Independence. She survives of the home.
He owned and operated Housel Dozier Service for 25 years.
Other survivors include t...
Ronald D. Fowler
CHANUTE — Ronald D. Fowler, 76, of Chanute died Monday, April 30, 2012, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
Ron was born on June 9, 1935, in Chanute to Cecil and Zella M. (Johnson) Fowler. He graduated from Chanute High School and attended Neosho County Community College.
He served his country in the U.S. Army for two years.
He married Margaret Sue Franklin on June 16, 1957, in Chanute. She preceded him in death.
He was the founder a...
Robert M. ‘Bob’ Taylor
GIRARD — Robert M. “Bob” Taylor, 86, of Girard, formerly of Walnut, died at 8:50 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2012, at Girard Medical Center.
Mr. Taylor was born Aug. 4, 1925, at Walnut to Guy V. and Florence (Oldham) Taylor. He grew up in rural Walnut and graduated from Walnut High School.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1949 to 1950.
He married Mattie Mae Perrill on May 2, 1954, at Washington Avenue Methodist Church in Parsons. She preceded him in...
Verlyn E. White
OSWEGO — Verlyn E. White, 76, of rural Oswego died at 5:33 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2012, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. He had been hospitalized since being injured in an automobile accident on April 8.
He was born July 19, 1935, in Cowley County to Harold and Charlotte (Wingert) White. He graduated from Columbus High School. He began employment at Boeing Aircraft in Wichita on his 18th birthday, July 19, 1963, and...
Verlyn E. White
OSWEGO — Verlyn E. White, 76, of rural Oswego died at 5:33 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2012, at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. He had been hospitalized since being injured in an automobile accident on April 8. His wife, Sharon White, survives.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Oswego Christian Church, with burial to follow in the Oswego Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 6 to 8 p...
Alfred Perutelli II
BUCKINGHAM, Va. — Alfred Charles "Fred" Perutelli II, 53, of Buckingham, Va., died on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, from injuries sustained in an accident on a highway.
He was born on May 11, 1958, in Jacksonville, Fla., to Janette (Kramer) and Alfred Charles Perutelli, who formerly lived in the Galesburg area.
Mr. Perutelli was a carpenter.
He married Patricia Witt. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two sons, Alfred Charles Peru...
Theresa Elizabeth 'Audrey' Marlow
TOPEKA — Theresa Elizabeth “Audrey” Marlow, 94, of Topeka passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2012.
She was born Nov. 9, 1917, in Topeka the daughter of John R. and Ora B. Rhule Snook. She was a lifelong Topeka resident.
Mrs. Marlow was a homemaker, enjoyed baking and had a passionate love for her flowers.
She married Howard Marlow Sr. on Sept. 27, 1947, in Topeka. He preceded her in death on Oct. 8, 2004.
Survivors include her children, Jan...