J. Fred Strathe, 85, of Parsons passed away at 8:08 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2022, in the emergency room of Labette Health. His wife, Neola, survives of the home.

Leroy “Bud” Stacy, 94, of Parsons, formerly of Cherryvale, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at his home. 

ERIE — Donnie Yarnell, 82, of rural Erie and a longtime farmer and former Neosho County commissioner, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2022, unexpectedly at his home. His wife, Dolores Yarnell, survives of the home. 

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.

CHETOPA — Gwendolyn C. Smith, 81, of Chetopa passed away at 4:05 a.m. Sunday, May 15, 2022, at Higher Call Nursing Center in Quapaw, Oklahoma.

The memorial service for Jack L. Hines, longtime Erie area resident, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Erie Federated Church. His wife, Helen, and other family members will receive friends in the church parlor from 10 a.m. until the service hour. Memorials are suggested to the church.

Hugh D. Ozier Jr., 95, longtime Parsons resident, passed away at 7 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Parsons Presbyterian Manor.

Wilma L. Kimrey, 95, of Parsons passed away at 8:14 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Labette Health.

Bonnie A. Curtis, 73, of Parsons passed away at Labette Health on Friday, May 13, 2022. She had been in her usual health and her death was unexpected.

Bonnie A. Curtis, 73, of Parsons, passed away at 1:16 p.m. Friday, May 13, 2022, at Labette Health. Her death was unexpected. She is survived by her husband, Ronald, of the home.

Brian Snyder, 31, of rural Parsons died at 6:09 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at his home. 

Dorothy Y. Misener, 89, of Parsons passed away at 6:55 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2022, at Elmhaven East in Parsons.

PLATTE CITY, Mo. — Walter Douglas “Jack” Smith, 96, of Platte City, Missouri, passed away the afternoon of Friday, May 6, 2022, at Solace House, in Joplin, Missouri.

JOPLIN, Mo. — Walter Douglas “Jack” Smith, 96, of Platte City, Missouri, passed away the afternoon of Friday, May 6, 2022, at Solace House in Joplin, Missouri.

Sheryl McClain, 61, of rural Parsons passed away at 3:05 a.m. Friday, May 6, 2022, at her home. She is survived by her husband, Jeff, of the home.

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Cathy Jean Cruse, 64, a resident of Davenport, Iowa, died Monday, March 28, 2022, at OSF Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois.

Norman R. McCracken Sr., 88, of Parsons passed away at 9:58 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Labette Health.

YATES CENTER — Trudy D. Gevara, 66, of Yates Center passed away Friday, April 22, 2022, at Yates Center Health and Rehab.

Hugh D. Ozier Jr., 95, longtime Parsons resident, passed away at 7 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Parsons Presbyterian Manor. He is survived by his wife, Helen, of the home.

Norman R. McCracken Sr., 88, of Parsons passed away at 9:58 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Labette Health.

OSWEGO — Rosa Laverne Byrd, 67, of Oswego passed away at 3:32 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin.

CLAREMORE, Okla. — Martin Lee Straub, 86, of Claremore, Oklahoma, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2022.  

CHERRYVALE — Longtime Cherryvale resident Barbara Jo Logan, 80, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, April 25, 2022, at Freeman Health System in Joplin. 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Alma Anita Hostetler, 104, of Washington, D.C., died Monday afternoon, March 14, 2022, at Forest Hills of D.C. Inclusive Senior Living in Washington, D.C. 

PARK CITY — Colleen Marie Eisenbart, 84, of Park City, formerly of Parsons, died at 8:56 p.m. Monday, April 18, 2022, at the home of her daughter, Christina Dowding, at Park City. 

MOUND VALLEY — Deanna L. Jones, 69, of Mound Valley passed away at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at Freeman West in Joplin. 

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Joan C. (Clevenger) Stanley, 95, a resident of Woodridge Estates in Parsons, died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 2022, at Elmhaven East in Parsons.

Gloria M. Kerr, 84, of Parsons died at 5:35 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Labette Health. 

The celebration of life service for Samuel A. “Sam” Ricketts will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, at the Erie Federated Church with the Rev. Shella Choi officiating.

Joan C. (Clevenger) Stanley, 95, a resident of Woodridge Estates in Parsons, died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 2022, at Elmhaven East in Parsons. She was the widow of Kenneth M. Stanley, who preceded her in death on March 20, 2005.

Melvin “Dean” Leuty, 65, of Parsons passed away at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, April 17, 2022, at Elmhaven East in Parsons.

PARK CITY — Colleen Marie Eisenbart, 84, of Park City and formerly of Parsons, died at 8:56 p.m. Monday, April 18, 2022, at the home of her daughter, Christina Dowding, at Park City. Further obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by the Carson-Wall Funeral Home later.

Mary E. Williams, 77, of Parsons passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at Labette Health.

TOPEKA — Jeanette Louise Wegele, 83, of Topeka, formerly of Alma, died Thursday, April 14, 2022, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka.

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Phillip S. Jack Sr., 88, of Carthage, Missouri, and formerly of Altamont, passed away at 11:54 a.m. Monday, April 11, 2022, at his home.

Louis Lacen, 83, a lifelong resident of Neosho County, died Saturday, April 16, 2022, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin after a short illness.

Elizabeth “Betty” Scott, 82, of Parsons passed away at 2:40 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, at Labette Health.

FORT SCOTT — Charlotte M. Waggoner, 102, of Fort Scott, and a former longtime resident of rural Parsons, passed away at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at Country Place Living in Fort Scott. 

Mary E. Williams, 77, of Parsons passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at Labette Health. Her death was unexpected.

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MOUND VALLEY — Beulah Faye “Bea” Hedrick, 82, of Mound Valley passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at the Good Samaritan Society of Parsons.

ST. PAUL — Patricia K. Reed, 66, of St. Paul passed away at 9:35 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.

Mary M. Koogle, 94, a longtime Parsons resident, died at 8:02 p.m. Sunday, April 10, 2022, at Elmhaven East. 

FORT SCOTT — Charlotte M. Waggoner, 102, of Fort Scott and former longtime resident of rural Parsons, passed away at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at Country Place Living in Fort Scott. 

Vivian K. Eichinger, 83, of Parsons passed away at 11:39 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, at Labette Health.

John R. Harris, 85, lifelong resident of Labette and Neosho counties, died at 10:45 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 2022, at the Cherryvale Nursing Home.

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Phillip S. Jack Sr., 88, of Carthage, Missouri, and formerly of Altamont, passed away at 11:54 a.m. Monday, April 11, 2022, at his home.

CHERRYVALE — John R. Harris, 85, lifelong resident of Labette and Neosho counties, died at 10:45 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 2022, at the Cherryvale Nursing Home. Among his survivors are his wife, Joan, of the home.  

Mary M. Koogle, 94, longtime Parsons resident, died at 8:02 p.m. Sunday, April 10, 2022, at the Elmhaven East Nursing Home.  

Frieda J. Whitecotton, 76, of Parsons and formerly of Columbus and Chetopa, passed away at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 7, 2022, at Elmhaven in Parsons.

Frieda J. Whitecotton, 76, of Parsons and formerly of Columbus and Chetopa, passed away at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 7, 2022, at Elmhaven in Parsons.

CHEBEAGUE, Maine — Tyler Patrick Foster Gwillim, 37, formerly of Parsons, Altamont and Chanute, passed away Sunday evening, March 27, 2022, at Chebeague Island, Maine.

OTTAWA — Linda R. (Wall) Rich, 84, of Ottawa died at 4:23 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at the Advent Hospital Shawnee Mission in Merriam.

OTTAWA — Linda Rich, 84, of Ottawa, a former Parsons resident, died at 4:23 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at Advent Health Shawnee Mission. She was the wife of Dean Rich, who survives of the home in Ottawa.