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Patricia A. “Patty” (Ashby) Thompson, 72, of rural Oswego died at 10:05 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, at her home.

Connor Jon Russell, 72, of Parsons died at 9:54 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at Labette Health.  

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.

NORFOLK, Va. — Laura Bell Tobler was born Aug. 1, 1938, to the late Celia Age Ross (Tobler) and Aaron Tobler in Hominy, Oklahoma. At a young age, her family moved to Parsons, where she attended school.  

Jeremy L. Boss, 43, of rural Parsons passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019.

Mary E. Owens, 99, of Parsons passed away at 4:09 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, in the Labette Health emergency room. 

Darin Keith Hernandez, 54, of Parsons passed away peacefully following a long period of declining health on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin. He was surrounded by his loving family, including those in prayer who were unable to be present.

MCPHERSON — Charlene Marie Fitzmorris, 76, of McPherson passed away at 11:12 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, while in the company of family members at Cedars House.

Connor Jon Russell, 72, of Parsons died at 9:54 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at Labette Health. Among survivors is his wife, Katie, of the home.  

Merlin Wayne “Pete” Myers, 96, of Parsons died at 1:14 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at  Parsons Good Samaritan Society.

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Schlvey Farran, 77, of Parsons died at 9:51 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. Death was unexpected.She was born on Feb. 24, 1942, in Parsons to Kenneth and Cuba (Banta) Clemens. She grew up in Parsons and attended local schools.O…

MCPHERSON — Charlene Marie Fitzmorris, 76, of McPherson passed away at 11:12 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at Cedars House.

Merlin Wayne “Pete” Myers, 96, of Parsons died at 1:14 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at Parsons Good Samaritan Center.  

Barbara K. Dickerson of Parsons/Oswego, formally of De Soto, passed away on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin.

Darin K. Hernandez, 54, of Parsons passed away following a long period of declining health on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his daughter, Ashley (Hernandez) Dunlap; and his son, Darien Hernandez.

Schlvey Farran, 77, of Parsons died at 9:51 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Her husband, Jerry Farran, preceded her in death on Aug. 27, 2015.  

NORFOLK, Va. — Laura B. Warren, 81, of Norfolk, Virginia, died at 9:47 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at Virginia Beach General Hospital in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Her husband, Joe Warren, preceded her in death on July 14, 1998.  

Daniel L. “Danny” Yarnell, 25, of Parsons, a former Erie resident, passed away at 10:54 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at Mercy Hospital, Joplin.

Larry D. Williams, 75, passed away at 12:20 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.

Martha Lea Good, 89, of Parsons died at 6:37 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, at her daughter’s home in Oronogo, Missouri, where she had recently moved.  

AUSTIN, Texas — Kevin Paul Mabrey, 56, a former Parsons resident, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Austin, Texas.

Daniel L. “Danny” Yarnell, 25, of Parsons, a former Erie resident, passed away at 10:54 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at Mercy Hospital, Joplin.

Larry D. Williams, 75, a longtime Parsons resident, passed away at 12:20 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. Among his survivors is his wife, Janie, of the home.

EDNA — Dorothy L. Spinks of rural Edna passed away at her home at 9:38 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. After 93 years of life, she has finished her course. She had a tender loving spirit and was known for her hospitality and generosity to all.

Clara L. (Scott) Herndon, 84, of Parsons, a former Ottawa and Olathe resident, passed away at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at Good Samaritan Society, Parsons.

ELKHART, Ind. — Charles Hudson “Chuck” McKinney, 89, of Elkhart, Indiana, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Syracuse, Indiana, after a short bout with cancer.

GREAT BEND — Ruth May Butler Dyson, 82, passed away Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, at Medicalodges of Great Bend.

Randall K. “Randy” Bamberry, 61, of rural Parsons passed away at 10:44 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, at The University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas.

Mike C. Harrison, 74, of Parsons died at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, at Elmhaven East in Parsons.

Mike C. Harrison, 74, of Parsons died at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, at Elmhaven East.  

Randall K. “Randy” Bamberry, 61, of rural Parsons passed away at 10:44 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, at The University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. His wife, Teresa, survives of the home. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home …

CHOCTAW, Okla. — Roxanne J. “Roxie” O’Toole of Choctaw, Oklahoma, passed away at 1 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, at St. Sprite (L-Tec) Hospital, Midwest City, Oklahoma. She suffered from multiple sclerosis for 35 years. She was 69.

OZARK, Mo. — Donald Lee Willis, 87, passed away on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, at his home in Ozark, Missouri.

ALTAMONT — Arlene M. Thornton, 91, of Altamont died at 5:35 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.

WATTS, Oklahoma — Donald Leslie McDowell, 78, of rural Watts, Oklahoma, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019.

CLAREMORE, Okla. — Larry Ross England, 81, of Claremore, Oklahoma, died at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, at his home.

ALTAMONT — Arlene M. Thornton, 91, of Altamont died at 5:35 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.

ST. PAUL — Tammie Marie Lindsey, 61, of St. Paul passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.

Veda L. Autem, 84, of Parsons passed away at 10:03 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, at Elmhaven in Parsons.

ST. PAUL — Goldie I. Hershberger, 98, of St. Paul and a former Walnut resident, passed away at 6:47 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.   

Robert Samuel “Sam” Holsinger, 44, of Parsons died at 8:15 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, at his home. His death was unexpected.

MOUND VALLEY — Charles R. “Chuck” Spellman, 79, of rural Mound Valley died at 7:05 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at Parsons Presbyterian Manor.

GALVESTON, Texas — Melvin Williams, formerly of Parsons and son of the late Naomi Long, passed away on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in Galveston, Texas.

Robert Samuel “Sam” Holsinger, 44, of Parsons died at 8:15 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, at his home. His mother, Loretta, survives.

MOUND VALLEY — Charles (Chuck) Spellman, 79, of rural Mound Valley died at 7:05 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at Parsons Presbyterian Manor. He retired as the senior scientist emeritus from the University of Kansas in Parsons. His wife, Pamela Cress, survives of the home.

Ronald Elmer Mullins, 77, of Parsons died at 9:28 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at his home.  

ERIE — Robert T. “Bob” Beachner, 84, a longtime farmer, stockman and retired partner of Beachner Construction, passed away at 6:13 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at his home in Erie.

Terry G. Reeves, 69, of Parsons passed away 6:55 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at his home.

CHETOPA — Scott A. Souders, 38, of Chetopa died at his home on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019.

INDEPENDENCE — Russell Dean Landwehr, 67, Independence, died Monday, Aug. 12, 2019.

Terry G. Reeves, 69, of Parsons passed away 6:55 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Lynn, of the home.