Sylvia L. Newman
Sylvia L. Newman, 83, of Parsons died at 6:25 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Elmhaven West.
She was born March 28, 1929, at Commerce, Okla., a daughter of Ralph Addison and Ona Pearl (Hollis) Mercer. She attended Commerce schools. In 1970 she began employment at the former The Broderick Co. in Parsons, where she worked until retiring in 1985.
On March 31, 1970, she married John D. Newman at Welch, Okla. He preceded her in death on Oct. 29...
Beulah E. Dhooghe-Owens
Beulah E. Dhooghe-Owens, 87, a longtime Parsons resident, died at 8:33 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.
She was born Aug. 2, 1925, at Walnut a daughter of Charles A. and Iva E. (Johnston) Newton. Her family later moved to rural Parsons where she attended Caldwell Grade School and later Labette County High School at Altamont. She graduated from the Parsons Senior High School in 1943.
She was employed at the Pa...
Mary E. Jobe
BUFFALO, Mo. — Mary E. Jobe, 96, of Buffalo, Mo., a former Erie resident, died early Monday morning, Jan. 21, 2013, at Colonial Springs Healthcare Center in Buffalo.
She was born on Oct. 3, 1916, at Humboldt to Fritz and Ruth (Barr) Domitz. She grew up at Humboldt and attended Humboldt schools.
She owned and operated Country Kitchen in Erie.
She married Floyd Jobe in June 1937. He preceded her in death in 1987.
Survivors include a son, Donnie...
Delores Ann Moody
FREDONIA — Delores Ann Moody, 74, of Fredonia, a longtime Erie resident, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in Fredonia.
She was born on July 26, 1938, in Odense to Loren Cecil and Roberta Pearl (Mintz) Trammell.
In January 1955, she married John Ivan Handrich. They later divorced.
On July 1, 1966, in Erie, she married Donald Eugene Moody. Together they owned and operated their family farm for more than 30 years. He preceded her in death on Feb. 26,...
Jewell L. James
Jewell L. James, 86, of Parsons died at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Elmhaven East nursing home in Parsons. She had been in failing health.
She was born on Nov. 29, 1926, at Neodesha to Henry and Julia (Cooper) Ellis. She grew up at Neodesha and attended Neodesha schools. She later moved to Parsons, where she lived most of her life except for a few years when she lived in Arizona.
She was a homemaker.
She married Orville James on Aug. 17, ...
Beulah Dhooghe-Owens, 87, a longtime Parsons resident, died at 8:33 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Freeman Hospital West in Joplin.
The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church at Parsons. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery at St. Paul. The rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home, with visitation following.
The funeral home will announce further obituary details later.
Eldon L. Harshaw
OSWEGO — Eldon L. Harshaw, 88, of Oswego passed from this life to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Oswego Community Hospital.
Eldon was born on May 13, 1924, in Oswego to the union of Oliver and Ona (Wilkins) Harshaw. He graduated from Oswego High School in 1942.
He served in the U.S. Navy from February 1944 to April 1946 in the Pacific aboard the USS Monterey.
He married Darlene Miller on June 19, 1948, in Oswego at th...
Mary E. Jobe
BUFFALO, Mo. — Mary E. Jobe, 96, of Buffalo, Mo., a former Erie resident, died Monday morning, Jan. 21, 2013, at Colonial Springs Healthcare Center, Buffalo.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Erie. Burial will be in East Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Shriners Crippled Children’s Fund.
The funeral home will ...
Elizabeth Hart, 87, of Parsons died at 5 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Elmhaven West nursing home in Parsons. She had been in failing health.
She was born on April 19, 1925, in Ray County, Mo., to Arthur R. and Anna S. (Falls) Proffitt. She grew up in the Hardin, Mo., area and attended Hardin High School.
On Dec. 27, 1941, she married Oscar L. Wallace at Lexington, Mo. They moved to Dennis in 1943 and to Parsons in 1954. Mr. Wallace died on...
Donald Robert Mitchell
SALLISAW, Okla. — Donald Robert Mitchell, 80, of rural Sallisaw, Okla., beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, went to be with our Lord on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013.
Born on April 28, 1932, just before his twin sister Dorothy on a farm near Walnut, Don was the son of George Robert and Bertha May Eble Mitchell, who preceded him in death.
After a hard-working but loving and fun-filled childhood, Don enlisted in the U.S. Navy in Ju...
Ruth Joyce Ingram
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Ruth Joyce Ingram, 79, of Chattanooga, Tenn., formerly of Altamont, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, in Manorhouse Assisted Living in Chattanooga.
She was born on Oct. 4, 1933, in Muskogee, Okla., to Gordon Virgil “Ted” and Ruth Mildred (Whistler) Ogden.
Joyce graduated from Northeastern Oklahoma State University and worked for many years for the University of Missouri Extension Office.
Survivors include a son, Dale Ingram o...
Clara ‘Grace’ Varwig
Clara “Grace” Varwig, 87, of Parsons, formerly of Bartlett, died at 12:46 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Labette Health in Parsons.
She was born on Sept. 18, 1925, in Tishomingo, Okla., to James and Anna Mae (Gilliam) Smith. As a young girl, she grew up in Tishomingo, where she attended school and was a graduate of Tishomingo High School.
On Feb. 10, 1946, she married Alfred H. Varwig in Lawton, Okla. He survives of the home.
She worked as a ...
Lyle K. Cuppet
ERIE — Lyle K. Cuppet, 98, a former Erie resident, died at 2:13 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village at St. Paul, where he had resided for the past seven months.
He was born on Nov. 4, 1914, at Erie to Winder and Lettie (Sower) Cuppet. He grew up in the Odense area and attended country schools and graduated from Savonburg High School in 1935. He attended a Chanute trade school in 1936.
He worked at the Kansas Ord...
Scott E. Tyler
Scott E. Tyler, 48, of Parsons died at 10:10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Labette Health in Parsons. He had been in failing health.
He was born on Jan. 30, 1964, at Parsons to Jerold E. and Barbara E. (Scott) Tyler. He grew up near Dennis and attended Meadow View Grade School and Labette County High School.
He farmed and raised cattle on the family farm near Dennis. He worked at Stover’s Standard and Orscheln Farm and Home store and owned ...
Lyle K. Cuppet
ERIE — Lyle K. Cuppet, 98, of Erie died at 2:13 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home of Erie will announce complete obituary details and funeral arrangements later.
Jerry L. Bussinger
LOVELAND, Colo. — Jerry L. Bussinger, 80, of Loveland, Colo., died on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.
He was born on Dec. 21, 1932, in Parsons. He graduated from Parsons High School.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara.
He worked for the Santa Fe Railroad for 35 years as an electrician.
Survivors include two sons, Larry Bussinger and Randy Bussinger; a daughter, Lisa Lehman; a brother, Rick Bussinger; and eight grandchildren.
The family wil...
Tony R. Banzet
EDNA — Tony R. Banzet, 57, of Edna died on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at his home in Edna.
He was born on March 31, 1955, at Coffeyville to Howard Verl and Ruth Elzada (McCorkle) Banzet. He grew up and attended school in Labette County and graduated from Labette County High School.
Throughout his life, Tony worked as a mechanic, handyman and ranch hand. He was a beekeeper and loved helping others in the Edna community.
He was a member of First Bap...
Phyllis A. Bolejack
ARMA — Phyllis A. Bolejack, 76, of Arma died at 9:46 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Landmark Hospital in Joplin after a month stay in the hospital.
She was born Oct. 16, 1936, in Independence to Herman E. and Mildred Vista (Steele) Taylor. She graduated from Cherryvale High School in 1955.
She married Harold Eugene Bolejack on March 10, 1956, at Coffeyville. He preceded her in death on Aug. 7, 2012. Mrs. Bolejack was a homemaker.
Katherine Ann Kirby
Katherine Ann Kirby of Parsons died unexpectedly on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in her home.
She was born on July 15, 1962, in Burlington, Colo., to Lewis Kirby and Glovine Kirby Golemboski. She grew up on a farm north of Burlington, graduating from Burlington High School.
Survivors include her mother; and two sisters, Alice Russell and Jeanie Sies, both of Colby.
She was preceded in death by her father; and a brother, Billy J. Kirby.
Jack Loyd Shane
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Jack Loyd Shane, 81, of Huntington Beach, Calif., died on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Huntington Beach Hospital.
He was born on March 3, 1931, in Kansas City, Mo., to Harvey and Ethel Gay Shane.
After graduating from the University of Kansas in Lawrence with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, he worked at McDonnell Douglas as an aerospace engineer until his retirement. During his years of employment, he wa...