George H. Higgins
ALTAMONT — George H. Higgins, 80, of Altamont died at 9:02 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at his home following a courageous battle with cancer. He had been in failing health for several years.
He was born on Nov. 28, 1931, in Leonard, Texas, to John Paul and Dorothy Viola (Branch) Higgins. He grew up in Leonard, where he attended school and graduated from high school.
In 1947, he entered the U.S. Army. He served his country for over 20 years. ...
Phillip Allen Crim
Phillip Allen Crim, 30, of Parsons died at 10:20 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
The service will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at First Assembly of God Church. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to First Assembly of God Church for Africa’s Hope and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 942, Parsons, 67357.
McCUNE — Arthur Jenkinson, 59, of rural McCune died at 10:50 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at the Golden Living Center at Pittsburg. He had been in failing health for the last year.
He was born March 10, 1952, at Girard a son of Raymond Eldon and Mary Maxine (Roseboom) Jenkinson. He grew up and attended school in Girard. He lived many years at Columbus before moving to rural McCune. He worked as a welder and farmed also.
He attended the Un...
Clara May Angleton
ERIE — Clara May Angleton, 76, lifelong resident of the rural Erie area, died at 6:08 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, in the emergency room of Labette Health. Death was unexpected.
She was born in rural Erie on Sept. 13, 1935, to Clarence R. and Leona May (Treadway) DeWeese. She graduated from Erie High School in 1953 and attended Chanute Junior College.
On Nov. 18, 1956, she married Cecil Angleton at the Walnut United Methodist Church. They h...
Lindsey L. King
GLADSTONE, Mo. — Lindsey L. King, 90, of Gladstone, Mo., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at NorthCare Hospice House.
He was born Aug. 4, 1921, in Kansas City, Mo., to Roy L. and Pearle J. (Lindsey) King. He graduated from Central High School in Kansas City in 1937. After high school Lindsey moved to Parsons, where he owned and operated a Western Auto franchise.
While in Parsons he met and married Bonnie Jean Gullett, and they were married...
Betty V. Wiley
OSWEGO — Betty V. Wiley, 84, of rural Oswego died at Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at her home.
She was born July 19, 1927, near Altamont to Forrest and Virgie (Raymond) Miller. She grew up and attended rural schools in Labette County and was a 1945 graduate of Labette County Community High School in Altamont.
She attended Kansas State Teachers College of Pittsburg (now Pittsburg State University) attaining her teaching certificate. She taught ...
Lisa A. Hays
OSWEGO — Lisa A. Hays, 50, realized the promise of her Savior’s love late afternoon Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., following a courageous and faithful battle with cancer.
She was born Jan. 27, 1961, in El Dorado and was later adopted by her parents, Allen and Donna Miller. In 1979, she graduated from Derby High School at Derby. In 1983, she earned a bachelor’s of biblical literature degree ...
John P. Trimble
John P. Trimble, 82, of Parsons died at 2:05 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at his home.
He was born on May 23, 1929, at Parsons to Ren and Alma (Groff) Trimble. He grew up in Parsons and attended country and Parsons schools.
He married Frances Jean Myers on Dec. 10, 1949. She preceded him in death on Nov. 14, 2010.
He worked as auto mechanic at the Walter Moss Lincoln-Nash dealership and at Haskett and Pedlar before he owned and operated the ...
Gerald A. Finch
PITTSBURG — Gerald A. Finch, 96, of Pittsburg, a former longtime Parsons resident, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at the Via Christi Village in Pittsburg. He had lived in Pittsburg the past six years.
He was born April 1, 1915, at Chicago the first of six children of George C. and Myrle L. (Dunwoody) Finch. He grew up in Iroquois, Ill., and graduated from the nearby Donovan (Ill.) High School in 1933. After graduation he moved to Parsons to l...
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Louise Hopkins, 98, of Santa Monica, Calif., and a former longtime Southeast Kansas resident, died at 9:20 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at her home.
She was born June 5, 1913, in Chanute to John W. and Carrie (Buckner) Jordan. She moved with her family to a farm northeast of St. Paul in 1918. She attended the Lone Elm rural school, St. Paul Public School and St. Francis High School, graduating in 1931.
In 1932 she marr...
Kathleen M. ‘Kathy’ Mura
MOUND VALLEY — Kathleen M. “Kathy” Mura, 69, of Mound Valley died at 7:10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, at Elmhaven East in Parsons.
She was born June 7, 1942, in St. Louis, Mo., to Francis John and Dorothy (DuBray) Kelly. As a young girl, she attended schools in St. Louis.
She worked as a proofreader at City Publishing in Independence until retiring.
She married Charles Hill Sr. They later divorced. On June 22, 1973, she married Robert “Bob...
Betty V. Wiley
OSWEGO — Betty V. Wiley, 84, of rural Oswego died at her home Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Milan Dean Wiley, on July 1, 1991.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Altamont United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Oswego Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Altamont.
Complete obituary details will be announced.
Vernon L. McKnight
EDNA — Vernon L. McKnight, 93, of Edna died at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at the home of his daughter at rural Welch, Okla. His death was unexpected.
He was born Dec. 2, 1918, near Edna to Murch and Hilma (Seger) McKnight. He grew up there and attended school and was a 1936 graduate of Labette County Community High School in Altamont. He lived in California and worked for the former Douglas Aviation Co. there until entering the United Stat...
Debra Kathleen Herrman
Debra Kathleen Herrman, 55, of Parsons went to be with Jesus at 7:27 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at her home surrounded by her loving family following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.
She was born April 7, 1956, in Vinita, Okla., to Charles Calvin and Betty Sue (Rader) Cooper. She attended Scandia High School in Scandia.
On Dec. 30, 1973, she married Eric Carl Herrman in Our Saviors’ Lutheran Church in Norway. During their marriage, th...
John P. Trimble
John P. Trimble, 82, of Parsons died at 2:05 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at his home. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances “Jean” Trimble, on Nov. 14, 2010.
Carson-Wall Funeral Home, Parsons, will announce further obituary information and service arrangements later.
Lorraine Frances Hart
CHERRYVALE — Lorraine Frances Hart, 86, of Cherryvale died on Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at her home in rural Cherryvale.
She was born in Parsons on April 30, 1925, to Maurice and Faye (Wells) Dorman. She graduated from Erie High School.
She married Howard Lee hart on Nov. 20, 1941, at Independence. He preceded her in death on March 10, 2000.
She received a practical nursing diploma from Neosho County Junior College in 1979 and worked at Mercy Hos...
Vernon L. McKnight
EDNA — Vernon L. McKnight, 93, of Edna died at p.m. Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at the home of his daughter at rural Welch, Okla. His death was unexpected. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary McKnight, in 1990.
The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Altamont. Burial will be in Edna Elm Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials are sug...
Kathleen M. ‘Kathy’ Mura
MOUND VALLEY — Kathleen M. “Kathy” Mura, 69, of Mound Valley died at 7:10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, 2011, at Elmhaven East nursing home in Parsons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” Mura.
The graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Mound Valley Cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. today at Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Altamont.
Memorials are suggested to Wesleyan Church in Independence and may be left at or...
Lillian E. Vance Bray
GIRARD — Lillian E. Vance Bray, 87, formerly of the Walnut and Girard areas, died at 3:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Girard.
She was born on May 18, 1924, in Arkansas to Richard Pink and Arizona (Mitchell) House.
She worked in rest homes at Girard and St. Paul and as a cook at various restaurants in the area.
She married Ledford Woodard. They divorced.
She married Brian Vance. He preceded her in death.
Debra Kathleen (Cooper) Herrman
Debra Kathleen (Cooper) Herrman, 55, of Parsons went to be with Jesus at 7:27 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at her home surrounded by her loving family following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Her husband, Eric Herrman, survives of the home.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at the Community Center in Norway, Kansas. Burial will be in Norway Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Forb...