COLUMBUS — Steve Nash, 50, of rural Columbus passed away at 11:58 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl, of the home.

CHANUTE — Infant Oliver Wayne Leon Ford of Chanute died at 10:35 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.

CHANDLER, Okla. — Susan Marie Keller of Chandler, Oklahoma, was born March 14, 1957, in Parsons, and she went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at the age of 62 years.

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

Connie Rae Tipton went to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, after fighting a two-year battle with breast cancer.

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. — Esther Phelan, 93, of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Bartlesville.

ST. PAUL — Margaret L. “Marj” McElroy, 79, of St. Paul passed away at 2:50 a.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.

CHETOPA — Carol S. Kennedy, 65, of Chetopa passed away at her home at 9:50 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. 

TOPEKA — Edward Harold “Ed” Hare Jr., 87, of Topeka, formerly of Parsons, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020.

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. — John L. Haviland, 59, of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, formerly of Parsons, passed away surrounded by his loved ones at 1:51 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at Jane Phillips Medical Center, Bartlesville.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Marylee York, 80, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away Dec. 28, 2019, after a brief illness.

ERIE — Lavon Hoppas, 79, of Erie passed away at 5:25 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village at St. Paul.

EVERETT, Wash. — Mary Edna (Smith) Davis, 85, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at an adult care home in Everett, Washington. 

STAFFORD, Texas — Richard “Dick” Blaich, 85, passed away peacefully in his home in Stafford, Texas, on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019.

John A. Muller, 54, of Parsons passed away Friday morning, Jan. 3, 2020, at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin.

INDEPENDENCE — James C. “Jim” Kenworthy, 72, of Independence passed away at 10:48 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family.

Urban P. “Urb” Friess, 78, of Parsons passed away at 9:03 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. 

WEBB CITY, Mo. — Geneva Canfield Zilliox, 91, Webb City, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at Freeman West in Joplin.

WEBB CITY, Mo. — Geneva Canfield Zilliox, 91, Webb City, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at Freeman West in Joplin.

Barbara Ann (Hucke) McMillan, 79, of Parsons passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, at Parsons Presbyterian Manor. She had been in failing health several years.

Urban “Urb” Friess, 78, of Parsons passed away at 9:03 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. His wife, Charlotte Friess, survives of the home.

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. — Donald Lee Wheat, 85, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, at Norman Regional Healthplex, Norman, Oklahoma, following a  brief illness.

ALTAMONT — Dorthy Bath, 80, a longtime Altamont resident, passed away at 4:48 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, at her home.

Martha E. McAtee, 99, longtime former Parsons resident, passed away at 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, at the home of her daughter in Conway, Arkansas.

Roberta M. Carson, 89, of Parsons died at 8:10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, at the Pittsburg Care and Rehabilitation Center in Pittsburg. 

ENID, Okla. — Joe T. Seymour, 90, of Enid, Oklahoma, formerly of Pittsburg, Mound Valley and Parsons, passed away early Wednesday morning, Dec. 25, 2019, at his home in Enid.

ROANOKE, Va. — Clarice L. (Beougher) Neil, 96 of Roanoke, Virginia, formerly of Parsons, died at 12:36 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, at the Jeanne’s Elderly Care facility in Roanoke, Virginia, where she had lived since 2004.

ALTAMONT — Dorthy Bath, 80, longtime Altamont resident, passed away at 4:48 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, at her home. She is survived by her husband, Herb, of the home.

ENID, Okla. — Joe T. Seymour, 90, of Enid, Oklahoma, a former Pittsburg and Labette County resident, passed away early Wednesday morning, Dec. 25, 2019, at his home in Enid.

Gary Dean LaRue, 61, of Pittsburg and a former Parsons resident, died at 3:12 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, at his residence.

Roberta M. Carson, 89, of Parsons died at 8:10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, at the Pittsburg Care and Rehabilitation Center in Pittsburg. She was the widow of Dan Carson. He preceded her in death on March 17, 2003. Survivors include two sons, Russell Carson and Rodney Carson.

Gary LaRue, 61, of Pittsburg and formerly of Parsons, died at 3:12 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, at his residence. His mother, LaVerne LaRue of Parsons, and other family members survive.

Barbara McMillan, 79, of Parsons died at 2:34 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, at the Parsons Presbyterian Manor. Her husband, Bob McMillan, survives.

MARIETTA, Ga. — Michael H. O’Rourke, 71, formerly of Parsons, passed away at 3:05 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in Marietta, Georgia.

CHETOPA — Lynnea S. Ballard, 74, of Chetopa passed away at 8:24 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, at Labette Health in Parsons.

Sharon Lynn Grommet, 68, of Parsons died at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, at her home. 

Alfred L. Leon, 73, of Parsons passed away at 9:40 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

EUFAULA, Okla. — Milburn Elliot Heard Jr., 80, of Eufaula, Oklahoma, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019.

Martha E. McAtee, 99, former longtime Parsons resident, passed away at 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, at the home of her daughter in Conway, Arkansas.

Alfred L. Leon, 73, of Parsons passed away at his home on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

MITCHELL, S.D. — Alice Faye McKibben, 54, of Mitchell, South Dakota, passed away in her sleep on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, at her home. Her death was unexpected.

ST. PAUL — Shannon Jo Ewan, 37, of St. Paul died at 11:50 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Girard Medical Center.

Elizabeth (Bevans) Weaver, 74, of Parsons, formerly of Liberal, Missouri, died at 10:42 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at Landmark Hospital at Joplin.

Nina C. Harris, 79, of Parsons passed away at 3:43 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

McCUNE — Peggy Maffei, 71, of rural McCune passed away at 2:51 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, at her home.

CHETOPA — Joan E. Haven, 86, of Chetopa passed away at 1:37 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at the Chetopa Manor in Chetopa.

Nina C. Harris, 79, of Parsons passed away at 3:43 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her husband, Robert T. Harris of the home.

MCCUNE — Peggy Maffei, 71, of rural McCune passed away at 2:51 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, at her home. She is survived by her husband, Kenny Maffei of the home.

CHETOPA — Joan E. Haven, 86, of Chetopa passed away at 1:37 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at Chetopa Manor nursing home.

James “Jim” Willis, 66, of rural Parsons passed away Wednesday evening, Dec. 4, 2019, from injuries suffered in a one-vehicle accident near Parsons. He is survived by his wife, Mary, of the home.

MESA, Ariz. — Etta (Waltermire) Dunham Fleming, 101, passed away on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at the Friendship Village Hospice of the Valley in Tempe, Arizona. 

Mildred A. Waring, 101, of Parsons died at 10:38 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at the home of her daughter in Parsons.

Chloe Chanel Wilson was stillborn at 2:35 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at Labette Health in Parsons to Wade and Sloane (Vance) Wilson of Parsons.