Doris Mae Horton
INDEPENDENCE — Doris Mae (Blevins) Horton, 85, of Independence died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010. She was born July 18, 1925, in Edna to Fred and Gladys (Rucker) Blevins. She grew up near Edna and attended school in Edna and Altamont. She also attended Coffeyville Junior College for one and a half years and later taught at Prairie Hall, a one-room school house near Angola. On June 29, 1947, she married Richard S. Horton and they lived in Parsons ...
William F. ‘Bill’ Shields
ALTAMONT — William F. “Bill” Shields, 57, of Altamont died at 6:40 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at his home. He had been in his usual health and death was unexpected. His wife, Mary Shields, survives of the home. The service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Altamont. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Altamont. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Altamont. Memori...
Annetta Faye More
INDEPENDENCE — Annetta Faye More, 91, of Independence died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at Mercy Hospital in Independence. She was born in Cherryvale on Aug. 25, 1919, to Clyde and Anna (Hornback) Oliphant and grew up in the Cherryvale and Mound Valley areas, graduating from Mound Valley High School in 1937. On July 18, 1937, she married Glen More of Mound Valley, where they resided. Together they owned and operated the Phillips 66 station kn...
Michael Scott ‘Mike’ Walton
GORE, Okla. — Michael Scott “Mike” Walton, 48, of Gore, Okla., formerly of Oswego, died at 1:35 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at Sequoyah Memorial Hospital in Sallisaw, Okla. He had been in his usual health and death was unexpected. He was born Oct. 27, 1962, in Newton to William James and Lillian Louean (Kincannon) Walton. He was an oil marketer for Star Fuel and a Lutheran. He was involved in various community activities, including ser...
Jean Marie ‘Mom’ Standridge
Jean Marie “Mom” Standridge, 85, lifelong Parsons resident, died at 12:47 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at Elmhaven East. She had been in failing health.
She was born Feb. 8, 1925, in Parsons to Vernon and Nola (Morehead) Ellison. She attended Parsons schools.
In June 1945 she married James B. “Jim” Standridge Jr. in Parsons. He preceded her in death on Aug. 29, 1963.
Mrs. Standridge was devoted to her family and was the mother of eight chil...
Lloyd E. Shepard
Lloyd E. Shepard, 82, a lifelong Parsons resident, died at 6:20 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at his home. He was born Aug. 19, 1928, at Parsons a son of William Harvey and Daisy (Blackburn) Shepard. After graduating from high school he was employed at LaForge and Budd Construction and was later self-employed with a landscaping business. In 1975 he began employment at the former Operating Engineers in Parsons and worked there until his re...
Courtlynn Jaycee Carson
Courtlynn Jaycee Carson, infant daughter of James R. Carson Jr. and Michell L. (Manues) Carson of Parsons, died at 3:44 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at Labette Health. In addition to her parents, survivors include paternal grandparents, James Carson Sr., Glenda Carson, both of Parsons; maternal grandparents, Rickey Manues, Karen Manues, both of Parsons; maternal great-grandmothers, Elsie Inscoe of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Junella Manues of Par...
Michael S. ‘Mike’ Walton
GORE, Okla. — Michael S. “Mike” Walton, 48, of Gore, Okla., formerly of Oswego, died at 1:35 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at Sequoyah Memorial Hospital in Sallisaw, Okla. He had been in his usual health and death was not expected. He is survived by his wife, Debi (Randolph) Walton, of the home. The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Oswego Community Center. Burial will be in Oswego Cemetery. The family will receive friends from ...
Jean Marie Standridge
Jean Marie Standridge, 85, a lifelong Parsons resident, died at 12:47 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at Elmhaven East. She had been in failing health. Further obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by Carson-Wall Funeral Home.
MORAN — Paul Henry Tholen, 82, of Moran died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born April 27, 1928, in Oakley the son of Henry and Cora (Doughtry) Tholen. He attended schools in Oakley. He served in the United States Marine Corps. On June 22, 1948, he married Alice Bahr at Olmitz; she survives of the home. Mr. Tholen farmed. Survivors include four sons, Rick Tholen of Garnett, Jim Tholen of Iola, Gary T...
CLEBURNE, Texas — Donald Eugene Ghering Jr., 67, of Cleburne, Texas, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at his home. He had been in failing health for the past year. He was born June 21, 1943, in Titusville, Pa. He enjoyed outdoor activities, woodworking and spending time with his dog, Sam. He was loved by all and will be missed. Survivors include his mother, Eileen Crowther; two sons, Ricky Ghering of Coffeyville and Clifford Ghering of Parsons...
COLUMBUS — Elnora Stringer 82, of Columbus died at 9:40 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at her home following a long illness. She was born Aug. 11, 1928, in Columbus the daughter of Ernest and Ruby (Canny) Jones. She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended area schools. She earned an associate’s degree at Labette Community College, where she studied psychology. She also had her CNA and medication aide licenses. She worked for the Kansa...
Courtlynn Jaycee Carson
Courtlynn Jaycee Carson, infant daughter of James Jr. and Michell (Manues) Carson of Parsons, died at 1:39 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at Labette Health. The service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Complete obituary details will be announced. Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.
Gertrude E. Lawson
WICHITA — Gertrude E. Lawson, 96, of Wichita, formerly of Altamont, died at 2:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at Lakepoint at Crestview Assisted Living facility in Wichita. She was born Aug. 10, 1914, in Bluejacket, Okla., to James Hiram A. and Dolly Jane (Golden) Carlton. After her children were raised, she worked as a nurse’s aide in nursing homes in the Parsons and Altamont areas. She married Glenn W. Lawson on July 22, 1935, in Miami, O...
David F. Ellis
GREAT BEND — David F. Ellis, 58, of Great Bend, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at Great Bend Regional Hospital in Great Bend. He was born Nov. 21, 1952, in Great Bend to Clifford John and Laverne L. (Lewis) Ellis. He attended Great Bend schools until an auto accident on Sept. 26, 1971. Survivors include a brother, Johnnie Ellis of Parsons; five sisters, Lucy Kennedy of Hutchinson, Elizabeth Stambaugh, Barbara Ellis, Janice Lohr and Becky Gi...
Charles A. ‘Andy’ Gouvion
PITTSBURG — Charles A. “Andy” Gouvion, 81, of Pittsburg died at 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, following complications from surgery. He was born Dec. 24, 1928, in South Mound to Francis J. “Pete” and Cecilia (Steinbacher) Gouvion. He attended Mentor Grade School at South Mound and was a graduate of St. Francis High School in St. Paul. He served in the South Korea. He married Zella Lawr Branson on N...
Leola Frances Moore
CONWAY, Ark. — Leola Frances “Lee” Moore, 86, of Conway, Ark., passed away Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at Salem Place Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born Oct. 14, 1924, in Porum, Okla., to Joseph and Ola (Miks) Griffith. She graduated from Porum High School in 1942 and after graduation, moved to Muskogee, Okla., where she was employed by Sears & Roebuck. After that, she moved to Parsons to work for Hallmark. She married Robert W. Moore in...
Annmarie G. Salsberry
ALTAMONT — Annmarie G. Salsberry, 39, of Altamont died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, from injuries suffered in a two-vehicle automobile accident near Pittsburg.
She was born July 6, 1971, at Kenosha, Wis. She graduated from Baxter Springs High School in 1989 and later received a bachelor’s degree from Pittsburg State University.
She was corporate director of quality and safety at Mercy Health Systems in Independence and Fort Scott.
She married Chri...
OSWEGO — Donna Claxton, 87, formerly of Oswego, died on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at Grundy Center in Grundy, Iowa. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oswego Cemetery. The Murdock Funeral Home of Oswego is in charge of arrangements and will announce further obituary details.
Petronella M. Becker
OSWEGO — Petronella M. Becker, 81, of Oswego died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at Chetopa Manor in Chetopa following a period of ill health. She was born April 26, 1929, in Wichita the daughter of Peter and Matilda (Lies) Neise. She graduated from Mt. Carmel High School in Wichita and married Sylvester Becker on Nov. 25, 1947. Mrs. Becker worked as a waitress and as a key punch operator for Coleman Co. in Wichita. The couple moved in 1980 to O...