Clarence L. Bishop 1938-2009
Clarence L. Bishop, 71, Yates Center, died Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at Coffey County Hospital, Burlington.
He was born Jan. 16, 1938, in Rose to William “Bill” and Ada Audiss Bishop.
He farmed and drove a truck for Lusco Brick, Co., hauling brick from Buffalo and Fredonia Brickyards.
He enjoyed hunting deer and pheasant and taking his grandchildren fishing.
On June 25, 1958, he married Barbara McGuire. They later divorced. She survives.
George L. “Sonny” Fager, 84, St. Paul, and lifelong resident of Neosho County, died at 2:15 p.m., Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul. He had been in failing health.
The funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, March 13 at the St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Paul. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery. The rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Thursday, at the church. The family will receive friends imm...
Neva Jane Cushman 1946 – 2009
Neva Jane “Janie” Cushman, 62, Chanute, died Sunday, March 8, 2009 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Neva was born in Chanute, on Dec. 4, 1946, the daughter of Ray and Louise Clifton Waller. She attended schools in Chanute, graduating from Chanute High School.
She was united in marriage to David Cushman on May 2, 2002 in Denver, Colorado. He survives.
Neva worked as a supervisor for Jolly Rancher in Denver until her r...
Marvin Eugene Jeffers 1919-2009
Marvin Eugene Jeffers, 89, Neodesha, died Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at Wilson Medical Center Reece Campus Emergency Room.
The son of John Henry and Lida Lang Jeffers, he was born Nov. 5, 1919, in Mason City, Iowa.
He married Mildred Lea Endsley on Nov. 17, 1944, in Chanute. She survives.
Before moving to Neodesha, he was employed as a mechanic at Martin Tractor in Chanute until his retirement. He was a former resident of Weslaco, Texas, and F...
William W. ‘Bill’ McCarty 1921-2009
William W. “Bill” McCarty, 87, Chanute, died Friday, March 6, 2009, at the Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita.
He was born Dec. 8, 1921, in Humboldt to William Roy and Lorena Marie Rogers McCarty. He attended schools in Humboldt.
He married Freda Pauline Finley on Nov. 3, 1941, in Iola. She survives.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1940 until 1945.
He worked as a yard foreman for Ash Grove Cement Company for more than 40 years.
Pervy ‘Wayne’ Dunn 1951 – 2009
Pervy “Wayne” Dunn, 58, Altoona, died Friday, March 6, 2009 at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
Wayne was born in Jasper, Ala., on Jan. 15, 1951, the son of Pervy S. and Clara Mae Spurgeon Dunn. He graduated from Berry High School in Berry, Ala.
He served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1971 to 1975.
Wayne was united in marriage to Judy Helen Wingate on Oct. 30, 1973 in Wichita. She survives, of the home.
He was a truck driver for Midw...
Ruth Ann Mock 2009
Ruth Ann Mock, 68, Shawnee, died Saturday, March 7, 2009 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.
Surviors include a sister, Eunice Shrimplin, and niece, Debby Williams, both of Chanute.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 11 at Maple Hill Funeral Home, 3300 Shawnee, Kansas City, Kan. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home.
Neva Jane Cushman
Neva Jane Cushman, 62, Chanute, died Sunday, March 8, 2009, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
Arrangements are pending with Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel.
Thelma M. Collins 1928-2009
Thelma M. Collins, 80, Parsons, died Thursday, March 5, 2009, at Elmhaven West Nursing Home in Parsons.
She was born July 31, 1928, at Walnut to Elba W. and Gladys M. Fletcher Ward. She grew up in the Morehead and Thayer area and attended schools there, graduating from Thayer High School in 1947.
She and Charles Winfield Collins were married on June 9, 1947, at Independence. He died on April 25, 1997.
She resided in Thayer, Galesburg, Erie...
Pervy ‘Wayne’ Dunn
Pervy “Wayne” Dunn, 58, Altoona, died Friday, March 6, 2009, at Harry Hynes Hospice, St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
Arrangements are pending with Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel.
Helen Norma Wolford 1920-2009
Helen Norma Wolford, 88, a resident of the Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Frontenac, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2009, at the Mount Carmel Regional Medical Center in Pittsburg.
She was born Oct. 27, 1920, in Racine, Wis., the oldest of 14 children to Andrew and Katherine Schmidt Baum.
He has been a resident of the Pittsburg area since 1995 moving from Chanute where she lived 31 years.
She married Ralph Max Wolford on Oct. 10, 1940, in Ru...
Leonard Perry Kobelt 1941-2009
Leonard Perry Kobelt, 67, rural Buffalo, died Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at his home after a long bout with cancer.
He was born March 16, 1941, in Elmhurst, Ill., to Roy Walter and Betty Jane Perry Kobelt. He graduated from Altoona Rural High School.
He retired from Cessna Aircraft in Independence.
On Nov. 7, 1999, in Maui, Hawaii, he married Nell Joy. She survives.
Other survivors include two daughters, Gretchen Manus, Leavenworth, and Jenni...
Dennis A. Lawrence 1946-2009
Dennis A. Lawrence, 63, Toronto, died Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
He was born Jan. 20, 1946, in Wichita to Alfred and Ermyl Shirk Lawrence. He graduated from East High School in 1963.
He was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve.
He retired from Boeing Aircraft in 2001 after 25 years of service.
He attended New York Valley Church of God.
He married Dorothy Smith on Jan. 20, 2000. She survives.
Thomas Eugene Franklin 1951 – 2009
Thomas Eugene Franklin, 57, Chanute, died Friday, February 27, 2009 at the Greenwood County Hospital in Eureka, as the result of an automobile accident.
Thomas was born in Orange, Texas, on Sept. 5, 1951, the son of Joseph Martin and Theresa Louise Cormier Franklin. He was a high school graduate.
He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and later in Germany.
Thomas was united in marriage to Marsha McCoy on Jan. 29, 1999. ...
Oscar Ogle Martin 1922-2009
Oscar Ogle Martin, 86, Mountain Home, Ark., died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009.
He was born June 26, 1922, in Forrest, Wis., to Gus and Emma Louise Thomas Martin.
He married Esther Burlingame on Dec. 23, 1949, in Pine City, Minn., and had resided in the Mountain Home area since moving from Savonburg in 2002.
He was a farmer and plumber. He enjoyed working with his cattle and farming, taught all his grandkids to fish and was a member of the Ruitan C...
Doris L. Holmes 1917-2009
Doris Ladine Holmes, 92, Frontenac, died Sunday, March 1, 2009, at Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Frontenac.
She was born Feb. 3, 1917, in Humboldt to Robert and Grace Andruss Hamm. She attended schools in and around Humboldt, graduating from Humboldt High School in 1935 and Iola Junior College in 1937.
She taught in a rural school near Humboldt and in Humboldt Grade School.
On Aug. 24, 1941, she married Arl Holmes of Elsmore. They moved to C...
Gene Speaks 1929-2009
Gene Speaks, 79, rural Fredonia, died unexpectedly on Monday, March 2, 2009, at his home.
He was born May 5, 1929, in Kansas City, Kan., to Riley and Grace West Speaks.
He served in the U.S. Army 1950-1952.
He retired in 1992 from General Portland Cement after 22 years of employment.
On Sept. 9, 1950, in Lyndon he married Mary Nell Evans. She survives.
Other survivors include a son, David F. Speaks, Fredonia; three sisters, Twila Evans, Wich...
Wade W. Mayfield 1918-2009
Wade W. Mayfield, 91, Chanute, died Monday, March 2, 2009, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
He was born March 2, 1918, in Mountain View, Mo., to George and Bertha Black Mayfield. He attended schools in rural Humboldt.
He married Evelyn Emma Willis on March 23, 1942, in Yates Center. She survives.
He served in the U.S. Navy.
He was the owner-operator of Mayfield Greyhound Kennel in Chanute.
He was a member of Living Word Assembly ...
Socorro ‘Corrine’ Mendoza Perez 1929 – 2009
Socorro “Corrine” Mendoza Perez, 79, Chanute, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009 at her home.
Socorro was born in Chanute on Nov. 28, 1929, the daughter of Bernabe and Evarista Gutierrez Mendoza. She received her LPN training at St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa, Okla., and worked as an LPN.
She was united in marriage to John Perez. He preceded her in death on June 9, 1981.
Socorro is survived by two sons, John Perez, Jr., and Michael John Perez and ...
Berva Ellen Ewen Stroud 1918-2009
Berva Ellen Ewen Stroud, 90, Chanute, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
She was born Sept. 9, 1918, in Urbana to John A. and Edna O. Foster Ewen. She was a graduate of Chanute High School and Chanute Junior College.
She married Harold D. Stroud on July 23, 1950, in Beloit. He survives.
She taught country school for a year, was secretary for the Chanute Junior College (now NCCC) for 42 years and was the ...