Joshua J. McCann
YATES CENTER -- Joshua J. McCann, 27, of Yates Center died Saturday evening, May 16, 2009, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Altoona.
He was born May 29, 1981, in Winfield to Keith McCann and Mary (Miller) Reeves. He attended Central-Burden High School and later received his general education development diploma.
He worked as a pipeline fitter for BRB Contractors in Topeka until the time of his death.
He married Tiffany McC...
Sylvia McGowan, 69, of Parsons, formerly of Chanute, died at 6:35 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2009, at Parsons Presbyterian Manor. She had been in failing health. Complete obituary details will be announced by Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home.
Edith A. Hackney
SAN ANTONIO -- Edith A. Hackney, 92, of San Antonio died on Thursday, May 14, 2009. She was born in Parsons on March 6, 1917, to Richard and Anna Kallberg. She was married to Robert M. Hackney. They were married for 60 years. He preceded her in death. Survivors include her son, Rod Hackney (Cynthia Burden) and Cynthia's two sons, Taylor and Alan Brite; a sister, Ruth Hornback; six nephews; and numerous great-nieces and nephews. She also wa...
Paul E. 'Corkey' Smith
ERIE -- Paul E. "Corkey" Smith, 79, of Erie and a former Wichita resident, died Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Christian Church of Erie. A private commital service will be at Resthaven Cemetery in Wichita.
Memorials are suggested to Prairie Mission Retirement Village of St. Paul and may be left in care of Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home of Erie.
Norma Jane O'Hara
TOPEKA -- Norma Jane O'Hara, 79, of Topeka died on Saturday, May 9, 2009, in Topeka. She was born Aug. 11, 1929, in Seneca to Urban and Georgina Koelzer. She grew up in Seneca. She attended Mount Saint Scholastica Academy and later the University of Kansas, from which she graduated with a bachelor's degree in education in 1951. She obtained her master's degree in education from Washburn University in 1974. She married William Joseph O'Hara...
Euelia Lee Weidert-DeCow
GALESBURG — Euelia Lee Weidert-DeCow, 82, of Galesburg went to be with the Lord at 1:10 a.m. Monday, May 11, 2009, at Parsons Presbyterian Manor. She was born May 4, 1927, in Parsons, Kansas, to Lester and Belva (Taylor) Dickerson. She grew up in Parsons, where she graduated from Parsons High School and also attended Parsons Junior College for one year. On March 27, 1948, she and Charles Lee Weidert were married in Parsons. They moved northw...
Sylvia K. Strathe
WICHITA — Sylvia K. Strathe, 72, of Wichita went home to be with her Lord on Mothers’ Day, May 10, 2009. Adored and admired, Sylvia was a devoted mother to five children and a faithful friend to many. Her wit, her smile and her generous heart will be missed by her husband, Jim, formerly of Parsons; son, Jim (Julie) Strathe; daughters, Kim (Rick) Hartwell, Janet (Dave) Gordon, Susie (Kelly) Seal and Kristin (Patrick) Freed, all of Wichita; 11...
Gertrude M. (Crooks) Wilkinson
Gertrude M. (Crooks) Wilkinson, 87, of Parsons died at 10:55 p.m. Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Elmhaven East nursing home in Parsons. She had been in failing health the past four years. Born to Leonidas Morton and Deborah Mary (Fesmire) Crooks in rural Neosho County on the family farm Aug. 1, 1921, Gertrude was the last of nine brothers and sisters. As a young girl, she grew up in Neosho County, where she attended Union School not far from the f...
Wanda Lou Wheeles Main
WEST TOLUCA LAKE, Calif. — Wanda Lou Wheeles Main, 81, of West Toluca Lake, Calif., died on Monday, May 4, 2009. She was born in Parsons on Aug. 24, 1927. Survivors include her daughter, Katie Main of West Toluca Lake. Her husband, Danny Main, preceded her in death. Visitation was on Monday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, Calif. The service is at 10 a.m. today at St. Charles Catholic Church, North Hollywood, Calif.
Addison Lee Vanderpool
Addison Lee Vanderpool, was stillborn at 10:10 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2009, at Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center in Pittsburg. She was born the daughter of Kevin Vanderpool of Labette City and Nichole Gray of McCune. Additional survivors include maternal grandparents, Wally and Shelly Gray of Woodstock, Ill.; paternal grandparents, Robert Vanderpool and Barbara Dunn of Labette City; six aunts and uncles, Carmen Gray, Tony and Doni Gray, all ...
Euelia Lee Weidert-Decow
GALESBURG — Euelia Lee Weidert-Decow, 82, of Galesburg died at 1:10 a.m. Monday, May 11, 2009, at Parsons Presbyterian Manor. She is survived by her husband, John Decow, of the home.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. Burial will be in Valley Cemetery, rural Parsons. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society ...
Chad E. Phillips
Chad E. Phillips, 38, of Parsons died Saturday, May 9, 2009, at the home of his brother in Parsons. He had been in his usual health, and death was not expected.
He was born Sept. 12, 1970, in Parsons to James and Sharyl (Swofford) Phillips. He grew up and attended schools in Parsons and later joined Job Corps, where he earned his GED. At the time of his death, he was working as a laborer for Randy Hinman Construction in Parsons.
Gertrude M. Wilkinson
Gertrude M. Wilkinson, 87, of Parsons died at 10:55 p.m. Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Elmhaven East nursing home in Parsons. She had been in failing health the past four years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Newton Wilkinson, on Sept. 20, 1976.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church in Parsons. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Forbes-Hoff...
Maynard W. Cook
Maynard W. Cook, 91, of Parsons died at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, May 10, 2009, at his home. He had been in failing health. He was born Oct. 12, 1917, in Lanesville to Judd W. and Anna (Kramer) Cook. As a young boy, he grew up near Montana, Kan., and later attended Labette County High School in Altamont. Through the years, he farmed, raised cattle and worked as a truck driver for the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant and Neosho County. He was a member ...
Vera Marie Groner
ST. PAUL -- Vera Marie Groner, 96, a lifelong resident of St. Paul, died at 9:50 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2009, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
She was born July 1, 1912, in St. Paul to Edward A. and Agnes E. (Long) George. She grew up and attended schools in St. Paul, where she graduated from St. Francis High School in 1929.
Following high school graduation, she taught three years at Moriarity country school. On Feb. 12, 1934, ...
Frances I. Bourbina
ST. JOHN -- Frances I. Bourbina, 88, of St. John died Monday, April 27, 2009, at Leisure Homestead in St. John. She was born Jan. 5, 1921, at Abilene to Charles J. and Nina M. (Meeker) Sexton. She was a food service employee with Abilene schools before retiring. She married Lawrence Franklin Bourbina on June 1, 1940, in Manhattan. He died in 1991. Survivors include two sons, Arthur Bourbina of Independence and Charles Bourbina of Willard,...
OSWEGO -- Delbert W. Johnson, 70, of Oswego died Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at St John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin. He was born Sept. 29, 1938, in Lead Hill, Ark., to Robert Wayne and Dora Delpha (Warren) Johnson. He graduated from Labette County Community High School in 1956. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1957 and was a hydraulic specialist. He was discharged in 1961. He worked for several years as an aerospace engineer on the ...
FRONTENAC -- Edna V. Mog, 90, of Frontenac died at 6:50 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at her home. She was born Aug. 23, 1918, in Fairgrove, Mo., to Roscoe and Ola (Blunt) Tracy. She was raised in Parsons, where she attended schools, graduating from high school in 1937. In 1937, she married Chester Maupin. He preceded her in death. On April 23, 1959, she married Sinnie Mog. He preceded her in death Oct. 5, 1992. She was a seamstress and work...
Jack E. Jones
DALLAS — Jack E. Jones, 80, of Dallas died Saturday, May 2, 2009, at his home. He was born Oct. 3, 1928, in Oswego to Guy and Velma Jones, who operated Guy’s Food Store in Oswego for more than 30 years. His wife, Mae Jones, survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Debbie Warrick and Robin Kelly; four grandsons; and a brother, Jerry Jones. A memorial service was Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Richardson, Texas. Burial...
Laura Belle Hall 1932-2008
Laura Belle Hall, 76, a longtime resident of the Toronto area, died Friday, May 2, 2008, at the Life Care Center, Burlington.
She was born Jan. 29, 1932, in Lincoln, Ark., to James and Goldie Mae Mercer Haile.
She worked as a seamstress for Jostens for 25 years before retiring in 1998.
Her greatest joys in life were her close friends in Toronto and watching her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and flowers grow from her love.