Clyde Russell Towles
Clyde Russell Towles, 85, of Parsons died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at his home.
Further obituary details will be announced by Carson-Wall Funeral Home.
Dorothy L. Trout
Dorothy L. Trout, 92, a former Galesburg and Parsons resident, died at 6:20 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at the Heritage Healthcare Center in Chanute.
The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. The casket will remain closed at the service. Friends may call at the funeral home at their convenience.
Memorials are suggested to the Galesburg Relief Fund and these may b...
William R. 'Bill' Barker
LAWRENCE — William R. "Bill" Barker, 59, of Lawrence, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born April 5, 1942, in Parsons to Raymond and Mary Ann (Rauniker) Barker. He studied piano and music composition at Pittsburg State University and at Wichita State University.
Survivors include a brother, Bob Grant of Frontenac.
A private inurnment will be at a later date. Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence is in charge...
Fred W. McMillan
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — Fred W. McMillan, 80, of Broken Arrow, Okla., died on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at his home.
He was born July 17, 1931, Strauss to Fred W. and Mary Elsie (Fowler) McMillan. He attended McCune schools and graduated from McCune High School. He served in the Army.
He was an industrial bearing salesman, retiring from Allied Bearings in 2002.
He married Bonita Stewart in 1952. They later divorced. He married Peggy Headrick on Se...
Christopher 'Chris' Astbury
Christopher “Chris” Astbury, 62, of rural Parsons died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Teresa Astbury, of the home.
Complete obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.
Joyce E. Baker
ALTAMONT — Joyce E. Baker, 81, of Altamont died at 7:45 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at her home.
She was born June 17, 1930, in Altamont to James L. and Lena I. (Lewis) Baker. She grew up and attended schools in Altamont and was a 1950 graduate of Labette County Community High School. Prior to marriage, she worked at Hallmark Cards in Parsons.
She married Thomas L. “Tom” Baker in Winfield. They made their family home in Altamont, where the...
Catherine "Kate" Emert
IOLA — Catherine "Kate" Emert of Iola died at the home of her daughter Monday, Feb. 13, 2012.
She and her family moved to Iola in 1961. She worked at H.L. Miller's and then was office manager at Columbia Metal Products for 24 years, retiring in 1993.
She was a member of Kappa Alpha Sorority and enjoyed her hobbies of bowling, quilting, ceramics and china painting.
Survivors include two daughters, Becky Shinn and her husband, Alan, of Uniontow...
Leo Lauren 'De' DeMoss
CHERRYVALE — Leo Lauren "De" DeMoss, 79, of Cherryvale died at 2 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Independence.
He was born July 31, 1932, at Parsons a son of Will and Vessa May DeMoss. He was raised in Parsons and attended school here. Upon completing high school he enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1953 and served with the Strategic Air Command. After retiring in 1972 he moved to Independence and operated De’s Uph...
Joyce E. Baker
ALTAMONT — Joyce E. Baker, 81, of Altamont died at 7:45 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at her home. She is survived by her husband, Tom Baker, of the home.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Altamont. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Altamont.
Memorials are suggested to the First ...
Ronald Allen Jump
Ronald Allen Jump, 44, of Parsons died at 1:22 p. m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at the Wesley Medical Center at Wichita with his family by his side.
He was born June 7, 1967, at Neodesha, a son of Larry Wayne and Gayle Ann (Velia) Jump. He grew up and attended schools at St. Paul. After high school he moved to Parsons and worked as a millwright for various construction companies.
He married Patty Johnson on April 20, 1991, at Parsons. They late...
James L. Kinne
ERIE — James L. Kinne, 72, of Erie died at 1:48 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at Labette Health in Parsons. He had been in failing health the past year.
He was born April 13, 1939, on a farm near Erie to Orton Albert Jr. and Gladys (Moses) Kinne. He graduated from Erie High School in 1957 and from Parsons Junior College in 1959. In 1963 he graduated from what is now Pittsburg State University and then attended Officer’s Training School from Fe...
William H. 'Bill' Hinkle
William H. “Bill” Hinkle, 82, of Parsons died at 11:55 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at Labette Health in Parsons.
He was born March 6, 1929, at Picher, Okla., to William R. and Edna Hinkle. He grew up there and graduated from Picher High School.
He worked for Safeway stores for 35 years, serving as a store manager in Miami, Okla., and in Parsons. His hobbies included fishing, gardening and growing flowers.
Survivors include his son, William...
James L. “Jim” Kinne
ERIE — James L. “Jim” Kinne, 72, of Erie died at 1:48 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at Labette Health in Parsons. He had been in failing health. His wife, Barbara Kinne, survives of the home.
Complete obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home of Erie.
Frank W. Hazlett
Frank W. Hazlett, 94, a lifelong Labette County resident, died at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at Woodridge Estates, where he had resided the past few years.
He was born Aug. 26, 1917, at Oswego to Dr. William A. Hazlett, an early day Oswego dentist, and Elizabeth (Longwell) Hazlett. He grew up in Oswego and graduated from Oswego High School in 1935. He attended Kansas State Teacher’s College at Pittsburg for two years and the Spartan ...
Ronald Allen Jump
Ronald Allen Jump, 44, of Parsons died at 1:22 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at the Wesley Medical Center at Wichita.
Further obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by Carson-Wall Funeral Home.
Larry Mark Smith
OSWEGO — Larry Mark Smith, 68, of Oswego died at 10:50 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at his home following an illness.
He was born Feb. 9, 1943, in Parsons to H.M. “Mike” and Helen Josephine (Fowler) Smith. He graduated from Parsons High School, where he played baseball and got involved in music. He co-founded the Lancer Dance Band, which was widely known in the Parsons area. He then began working for the Katy Railroad. In 1972 he moved to Nashv...
PITTSBURG — Donald Thompson, 70, of Pittsburg died at 11:19 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at the Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Frontenac.
He was born Dec. 16, 1941, in Cherokee County the son of Chester W. and Ines (Standley) Thompson.
Don was a graduate of Crawford County High School in Cherokee and then attended Pittsburg State University for two years, focusing on drafting technology.
He worked as a draftsman for the Kansas City Re-develop...
Mabel Irene Handy
COFFEYVILLE — Mabel Irene Handy, 92, of Coffeyville, formerly of Dennis, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at Windsor Place in Coffeyville.
She was born Jan. 14, 1920, in Elk County to Alfred and Eva (Redmon) Wilson. Mabel grew up in Elk County and attended Longton High School.
On Oct. 12, 1940, she married Howard Marshall Handy at El Dorado. During World War II she followed her husband while he was in the U.S. Army, living in Rockford, Ill., Augus...
COFFEYVILLE — Virginia Noble, 88, of Coffeyville died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo., after suffering a massive head injury in a fall on Jan. 13.
She was born May 6, 1923, in Independence to Emery and Mary (Clark) Copeland. Virginia graduated from Pittsburgh State College and the University of Wyoming. She taught at Garfield Elementary School from 1945 to 1988 when she retired.
She married Frank Noble in June 1...
Jackie Lee Tighe
Jackie Lee Tighe, 75, of Parsons died at 1:20 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at Freeman Hospital, Joplin.
He was born on May 20, 1936, in Redkey, Ind., to Edward Matthew and Ruth Leota (Chittum) Tighe. He graduated from Redkey High School in 1954.
He served in the U.S. Marines.
He worked as a carpenter at Local 1016, Muncie, Ind., owning and operating Tighe Construction for 40 years.
Survivors include his wife, Deloris (Myers) Tighe of the ho...