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Herbert H. Baker 

COLUMBUS -- Herbert H. Baker, 90, of Columbus, died at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at Medicalodge of Columbus after an illness.
He was born Sept. 29, 1908, at Dunnegan, Mo., to Leonard Blake and Daisy Turpin Baker. He attended Midway Rural Elementary School, near Pittsburg, and graduated from Mindenmines, Mo. High School.
He married Hazel Alice Seybold on March 18, 1931. She survives of the home.
He worked for 40 years as a cutter for the Berry Garment Factory, Key Garments, and Big Smith Garments. He was a city councilman for two years at Columbus. In the 1930s he worked for the Civilian's Conservation Camp, where he worked for three years as a cook.
He was a member of the First Christian Church, at Columbus.
Additional survivors include two sons, Herbert Baker, of Florence, S.C., and George L. Baker, of Bridge City, Texas; a sister, Lucille Coons, of Chicago; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Murdock Funeral Home, 132 E. Pine, Columbus, with the Rev. Garland Bohn officiating. Burial will follow in the Park Cemetery, at Columbus. Arrangements are under the direction of the Murdock Funeral Home.

Frank C. Bunton 

LIBERAL, Mo. -- Frank C. Bunton, 95, of Liberal, Mo., died at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at the Barton County Memorial Hospital, at Lamar, Mo., after a brief illness.
He was born April 5, 1903, at rural Barton County, Mo., to Lee and Frances Conrad Bunton. He was a lifetime resident of Barton County.
He married Bessie Creamer on May 15, 1926, at Oswego. She preceded him in death on March 30, 1995.
He was a farmer and a member of the Hannon Freewill Baptist Church, at Hannon, Mo. He also was a member of the Hermon Masonic Lodge No. 187, at Liberal.
Survivors include two sons, Lee Bunton, of Liberal, and Don Bunton, of Lamar; a daughter, Irene Thomas, of Liberal; a sister, Zoe Thorp, of Sedalia, Mo.; nine grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, at the Lohmeyer - Konantz Funeral Home, 1301 Gulf St., Lamar, with Minister Matt Proctor and the Rev. George Nauma officiating. Burial will follow in the Barton City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lohmeyer-Konantz Funeral Home.

Nita Nell Getman 

LAMAR, Mo. -- Nita Nell Getman, 94, of Lamar, Mo., and formerly of Columbus and Oswego, died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at Lakeview Healthcare Rehabilitation Center, at Lamar, after an illness.
She was born April 24, 1904, at Judsonia, Ark. to William and Sarah Catherine Jarvis Coslet. In 1906, the family moved to Cherokee, where she attended school.
She married Emel Getman in 1941 at Cherokee County. He preceded her in death on Oct. 21, 1964.
She was a practical nurse in Cherokee County for more than 20 years. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church of Amarillo, Texas.
Survivors include a niece; a nephew; and several grandnieces and grandnephews.
Services will be 5 p.m. today in the Edgmand Cemetery, Northwest of Columbus, with Earl Eddington officiating. Friends may call at the Murdock Funeral Home, 132 E. Pine, Columbus. Arrangements are under the direction of the Murdock Funeral Home.

Connie M. Kirkendoll 

JOPLIN, Mo. -- Connie M. Kirkendoll, 79, of Joplin, Mo., and formerly of Pittsburg, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, after an illness.
He was born Aug. 13, 1919, at Baxter Springs, to Nathan and Grace Kirkendoll. He lived at Joplin since 1968, when he moved from Pittsburg.
He married Doris Moore on June 30, 1940. She survives.
He was a regional manager for Monarch Insurance Company, retiring in 1971. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, at Joplin. He also was a member of the Masonic Blue Lodge, the York Rite, the Mirza Temple, at Pittsburg, and the Scottish Rite, at Joplin.
Additional survivors include two sons, Gregg Kirkendoll, of Oklahoma City, and Dennis Kirkendoll, of Joplin; a daughter, Debra Callihan, of Las Vegas; three brothers, Jack Kirkendoll, of Baton Rouge, La., Roy Kirkendoll, of Phoenix; and Jim Kirkendoll, of Bella Vista, Ark.; a sister, Donna Copenhaven, of Phoenix; and five grandchildren.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Calvary Baptist Church, at Joplin, with Dr. Philip McClendon officiating. Burial will follow in the Baxter Cemetery, at Baxter Springs. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the Derfelt's Baxter Chapel, at Baxter Springs. Arrangements are under the direction of Derfelt's Baxter Chapel.

Faye Delilah Meriwether 

COLUMBUS -- Faye Delilah Meriwether, 93, of Columbus, died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at the Medicalodge of Columbus after an illness.
She was born Jan. 23, 1906, at Cherokee County, to James D. and Sophia Isabella Stover Martin. She lived her entire life in the Columbus area. She graduated from Cherokee County Community High School in 1923. She graduated from Pittsburg State University in 1932. She also received a masters degree from Colorado State College of Education, at Greely, Colo.
She married Fred R. Harper in 1929. He preceded her in death in 1931. She later married Samuel Meriwether in 1948. He preceded her in death in 1970.
She taught school for 18 years in rural schools and at the Park School of Columbus. She then taught for 31 years at the Cherokee County Community High School.
She was a member of the First Christian Church of Columbus, the B.P.W. Club, the Shakespeare Club, the Delta Kappa Gamma Honorary Teachers Group, the Phi Lambda Theta Women in Education Group, and the Sigma Tau Delta Honorary English Fraternity, all of Columbus.
Survivors include a step-son, John Meriwether, of Columbus; three brothers, Harvey, Howard, and Glenn Martin, all of Columbus; a sister, Eva L. Tanner, of Denver.; and several nieces and nephews.
She also was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Martha Meriwether Doty.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Murdock Funeral Home, 132 E. Pine, Columbus, with the Rev. Garland Bohn officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery, at rural Columbus. Arrangements are under the direction of the Murdock Funeral Home.

Richard Amos Netherton 

JOPLIN, MO. -- Richard Amos Netherton, 62, of Joplin, Mo., died at 9:35 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at St. John's Regional Medical Center of Joplin, after an illness.
He was born April 7, 1936, at Webb City, Mo., to William Amos and Lucille Gill Netherton. He lived in the area all his life.
He worked as a quality control inspector at Eagle Picher Industries, at Joplin, for 43 years. He last worked in May of 1998.
He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Joplin. He was a past president of the United Rubber Workers Union Local No. 812, at Joplin. He also was a past president of the National-International Little League at Joplin, where he had been involved in youth baseball for more than 40 years. He also was a member of the Joplin Blind Association.
Survivors include two sons, Douglas Amos Netherton, of Fort Smith, Ark., and Craig Andrew Netherton, of Wichita; a daughter, Elaine Wages, of Joplin; three sisters, Lois Dugan, of Galena, Carolyn Clark, of Tulsa, Okla., and Janet Taliaferro, of Wichita; and three grandchildren.
Services will be 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, at Joplin, with the Rev. Lowell Rossow officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, at Joplin. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the Derfelt Funeral Home, 1116 Main St., Galena. Arrangements are under the direction of the Derfelt Funeral Home.

Izetta M. Cowan 

ARMA -- Izetta M. Cowan, 97, of Arma, died at 4:35 a.m. Thursday, April 22, 1999, at the Girard District Hospital.
She was born Feb. 28, 1902, at Mindenmines, Mo., to Omar and Minnie Rusha Beam. She lived most of her life at Arma.
She married James Cowan Sr. on March 1, 1921, at Mindenmines. He preceded her in death Oct. 19, 1993.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Arma United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, James Cowan Jr., of Arma, five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, John E. Cowan; a sister, Velma Rogers; two brothers, Ed Beam and Dan Beam; and a great-grandchild.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Bedene Funeral Home of Arma, with the Rev. Steve Cole officiating. Burial will follow in the Pittsburg Garden of Memories Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the Bedene Chapel of Arma.

Helen Georgene Delaney 

Helen Georgene Delaney, 85, of 2307 S. Stillwell, died at 3:45 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center, after a lengthy illness. She had been a resident of the Beverly Rehabilitation Center for four years.
She was born June 7, 1913, at Pittsburg, to Christopher C. and Katherine G. Foster Rogers. She attended school at Pittsburg and graduated from Pittsburg High School in 1931. She also attended Pittsburg State University.
She married James Delaney on July 4, 1936, at Pittsburg. He survives at the Beverly Rehabilitation Center. She moved to Sterling, Ill., in 1937 and returned to Pittsburg in 1940.
She was employed at St. Mary's Catholic School for 26 years and was a first lay teacher. She retired in 1979.
She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, St. Mary's Altar Society, Sigma Sigma Sigma, and the AARP.
Additional survivors include a daughter, Kay G. Ward, of Harrisonville, Mo.; a brother, Bill Rogers, of Pittsburg; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four nieces; and a nephew.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Di Ann Howell; and a sister, Christine Meiers.
Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, with Fr. Thomas Stroot officiating. Burial will follow in the Catholic section of Highland Park Cemetery. The parish rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway. The family will receive friends following the rosary. Friends also may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home.

Marie A. Evans 

ARMA -- Marie A. Evans, 76, of Arma, died at 3 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at her home. She had been in failing health for three years.
She was born Nov. 5, 1922, at Gross, to Filip and Mary Turpin Podobnik. She was a graduate of Cockerill High School.
She married Joe Neet in 1941 at Girard. He preceded her in death in 1958. She married Theo Evans on Sept. 18, 1965. He survives of the home.
Mrs. Evans was a homemaker.
Additional survivors include a son, Bill Neet, of Arma; two daughters, Linda Harris of Joplin, Mo., and Marilyn Lindsey of Kansas City, Mo.; a sister, Vera Velia of Frontenac; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Phillip and Edmund Podobnik, and an infant.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at the Garden of Memories Cemetery with the Rev. Verl Strong of the Frontenac United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow. Friends are requested to meet at the cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Friskel Funeral Home, 230 E. McKay, Frontenac.

Sister M. Benedicta Fiechtl 

WICHITA -- Sister M. Benedicta Fiechtl, 93, of Mount St. Mary Convent, Wichita, died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at Wichita.
She was a registered nurse.
Survivors include a brother, Joseph Fiechtl, of Quincy, Ill.; and a sister, Marie Nelson, of Humboldt.
Services will be 11 a.m. today at the Mount St. Mary Convent. Arrangements are under the direction of the DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary, Wichita.

Donna Marie Ristau 

WEIR -- Donna Marie Ristau, 73, of Weir, died at 9:40 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at her home of cancer. She had been in ill health for eight years.
She was born Oct. 29, 1925, at Weir, to Robert E. "Eck" and Marie Brohl Larson. She lived at Weir most of her life, living at Kansas City for a short time.
She married John C. Ristau on Sept. 30, 1950, at Bentonville, Ark. He survives of the home.
She worked at Newman's on the mall, the Citizen's Bank of Weir, and at Ramsey's as a sales clerk.
She was a member of St. Bridget's Catholic Church of Scammon and served as president of the Weir Public Library.
Additional survivors include two sons, Steven J. Smith, of Miami, Okla., and Joseph John Ristau, of Carl Junction, Mo.; a daughter, Dolores M. Mulnix, of Baxter Springs; a brother, Robert J. Larson, of Calvert City, Ky.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Bridget's Catholic Church of Scammon, with Fr. Eugene Grabner as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery, at Weir. The parish rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. today at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 104 W. Main St., Weir. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home, where friends may call after 11 a.m. today. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, Weir.

Jane B. Robertson 

GIRARD -- Jane B. Robertson, 87, formerly of Girard, died at 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 19, 1999, in the Carondolet Manor Nursing Home, at Kansas City, Mo. She entered the facility in 1996.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 24, 1999, at the Girard Cemetery, with the Rev. Darrell Biggs officiating. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday,at the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home, of Girard, where friends may call after 5 p.m. today. Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home.

Emmabelle Rogers 

LAMAR, Mo. -- Emmabelle Rogers, 83, of Lamar, Mo., died at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, of Joplin, Mo., after a lengthy illness.
She was born June 16, 1915, at Rockville, Mo., to Amace and Lula Sansom Bain.
She married Charles Rogers on Feb. 21, 1934, at Lamar. He preceded her in death Aug. 7, 1961.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Lamar United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Jerry Bain Rogers, of Detroit, and Martin M. Rogers, of Plainsboro, N.J.; a daughter, Christy Lord, of Kansas City, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 24, 1999, at the Law Chapel of the Lamar United Methodist Church with the Rev. Clif Crockett officiating. Burial will follow in the Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today. The casket will remain closed. Arrangements are under the direction of the Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar.

Betty Elizabeth Shewell

COFFEYVILLE -- Betty Elizabeth Shewell, 82, of Coffeyville, died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at the Villa Marie Skilled Nursing Facility, at Jefferson City, Mo.
She was born May 10, 1916, at Coffeyville, to Walter Ivan and Edith Ianthe Zimmerman Todd. She grew up at Coffeyville and attended McKinley Elementary School. She graduated from Field Kindley Memorial High School and Coffeyville Junior College. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Pittsburg State University. She earned her doctorate in psychological counseling from the University of Tulsa.
She married Kenneth Abra Shewell Jr. on July 25, 1939, at Bentonville, Ark. He preceded her in death.
She taught school from 1938 to 1976. Prior to moving to Coffeyville, she had been a high school teacher, a counselor, a school superintendent, a junior college teacher, a music supervisor and director at the Neosho Falls schools, Crawford Community High School, Highland Junior College, and Blue Mound Rural High School.
In Coffeyville, she taught first grade at Longfellow, music at Whittier, and elementary instrumental music at all elementary schools.
She also was an elementary guidance counselor, combination school psychologist and director of special education. She was an ex-officio staff member of the Marienne Frostig Center for Educational Therapy, at Los Angeles.
She was a charter member of the Association for Citizens with Learning Disabilities, the Council on Children with Behavioral Disorders, the American Association of School Psychologists, the Ellis Island Foundation, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the Coffeyville Lioness Club.
She was a lifetime member of the National Education Association, Sigma Alpha Iota, Pittsburg State University Alumni Association, Parent Teachers Association, and the Coffeyville Hospital Auxiliary.
She held state and/or regional offices in the Personnel and Guidance Association, the Association of School Psychologists, and the Council on Exceptional Children. She also served on the boards of the Kansas Children's Service League, Meadowlark Council of Girl Scouts of America, Boys Club, and Head Start.
Other memberships included the Altrusa Club of Coffeyville, where she was a past president, Association on Mental Deficiency, American Association of University Women, Alpha Delta Kappa, American Legion Auxiliary, Honorary Psychology, Order of the Eastern Star Leroy Chapter No. 83, Council of Administrators of Special Education, Phi Delata Kappa, National Trust for Historical Preservation, the Nature Conservancy, and other wildlife and environmental groups. She held associate memberships in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian, and Matinee Musicals. She also chaired the Heart Fund Drive.
She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church, serving as director of adult singing. She also was a member of the choir and was a Sunday school worker with young people.
Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth "Betsy" Todd Pauzauskie, of Jefferson City and three granddaughters,.
She also was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Arthur Shewell.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, at the Ford-Wulf-Bruns Edgewood Chapel, Coffeyville. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Coffeyville. Friends may call at the Edgewood Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ford-Wulf-Burns Funeral Service, Inc.

Marjorie S. Watson 

GOODMAN, Mo. -- Marjorie S. Watson, 82, of Goodman, Mo., and formerly of Pittsburg, died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at her home after an illness.
She was born March 4, 1917, at Orlando, Fla., to Ervin and Maude Green-Story. She lived most of her life at Oceanside, Calif. She lived in the Goodman area for seven months, moving from Pittsfield, Ill.
She married Chic Sewell. She later married Wilfred Bill Watson in 1942. He preceded her in death in 1975.
She was a homemaker and member of the Mormon faith.
Survivors include two sons, Bud Sewell, of Anchorage, Alaska, and John Watson, of Cambridge, Wis.; two daughters, Toni Kilgore, of Goodman, and Lollie O'Neill, of Pittsfield; a brother, Clyde Story, of Kissimmee, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, a sister, and a granddaughter.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ozark Funeral Home, at Anderson, Mo. Visitation will begin at noon today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in the Lanagan Cemetery, at Lanagan. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ozark Funeral Homes, Inc., Anderson.

David Allen Brand 

David Allen Brand, 37, of 821 E. Quincy, died at 2 a.m. Tuesday, April 27, 1999, at his home. He had been ill since December of 1998.
He was born Nov. 4, 1961, at Pittsburg, to Fred H. and Audrey N. LeRoy Brand. He grew up and attended school at Frontenac. He graduated from Frontenac High School in 1979. He then attended Pittsburg State University, where he received both his bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology. He later moved to Seattle and then to Topeka. He returned to Pittsburg in November of 1989.
Survivors include Rod Estes, of the home; his mother, Audrey Brand, of Frontenac; two sisters, Judy Brand Richards, of Valparaiso, Ind., and Linda Brown, of Austin, Minn.; his paternal grandmother, Catherine E. Brand, of the Sunset Manor Nursing Center; a niece; a nephew; three great-nephews; and five great-nieces.
He was preceded in death by his father, Fred H. Brand, on July 1, 1998; and an infant brother, David H. Brand.
Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Sunday at the Friskel Funeral Home, Frontenac, with the Rev. Verl Strong, of the Frontenac United Methodist Church, officiating. According to his wishes, the body has been taken for cremation. Burial of the cremains will be at a later date at the Frontenac City Cemetery. Friends may call at the family home, at 821 E. Quincy, or at the home of his mother, Audrey Brand, at 502 E. McKay, Frontenac. Arrangements are under the direction of the Friskel Funeral Home.

Elva Montreal Meyer 

GIRARD -- Elva Montreal Meyer, 92, of Girard, died at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 27, 1999, in the Topeka Health Care Center.
She was born Nov. 28, 1906, at Girard, to Roy Henry and Goldie Alice Baker Johnson. She grew up and attended school at Girard. She graduated from Girard High School in 1924. She also attended Pittsburg State University for one year. She moved to Topeka in 1994.
She married Ernest O. Meyer on June 14, 1926, at Girard. He preceded her in death March 16, 1972.
She taught school for one year and worked for a time at Haldeman- Julius Publications in Girard. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Girard, the Loyal Bereans Sunday School Class, the Ladies Society, and the Sixty Club of Girard.
Survivors include a daughter, Alice M. Fletcher, of Osage City; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by a son, Ernest O. Meyer Jr., on July 4, 1998; and a brother, Jay Johnson, in 1973.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, at the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home, Girard, with the Rev. Darrell Biggs, officiating. Burial will be in the Girard Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where friends may call after 1 p.m. Thursday. Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home.

Marilou 'Lou' Pratt 

EL DORADO -- Marilou "Lou" Pratt, 71, of El Dorado, died Saturday at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.
She was born Nov. 14, 1927, at Mulberry, to Virgil and Ruby Cagle Stivers.
She married Jay Pratt on June 7, 1952, at Arcadia. The couple moved to El Dorado in 1953. He survives of the home.
She worked for several years as a dispatcher for El Dorado Public Safety. She later transferred to the water department, and served the city for 20 years. She retired from the Butler County Clerk's office after eight years of service.
She was a member of the First Christian Church, the ABWA, a Safehouse volunteer, and a member of WISPS.
Additional survivors include her mother, Ruby Stivers, of El Dorado; three daughters, Pamela Linder, of Towanda, Kim Cool, of El Dorado, and Jill Hensley, of Garden City, S.C.; a sister, Lora Routh, of Wichita; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. today at the First Christian Church of El Dorado. The casket will remain closed. Friends may call at the Carlson Funeral Home prior to the services. Burial will be 3:30 p.m. at the Pittsburg Garden of Memories Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado.

Ronald Charles 'Ronnie' Schwartz 

ALBA, Mo. -- Ronald Charles "Ronnie" Schwartz, 2 days old, died at 8:03 p.m., Monday, April 26, 1999, at the Cardinal-Glennon Children's Hospital, at St. Louis, after an illness from birth.
He was born at 7:15 a.m. Saturday, April 24, 1999, at Joplin, Mo., to Charles and Carol Ann Schwartz, of Alba. They both survive.
Additional survivors include two sisters, Amanda Leigh Schwartz, and Rebecca Ann Schwartz, both of the home; maternal grandparents, Ronald and Gayle Luttrell, of Branson, Mo.; and paternal grandparents, Charles and Mary Schwartz, of Galena.
Rosary prayer service will be 7 p.m. today, at the Derfelt Funeral Home of Galena, where the family will receive friends until 8 p.m. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, at Mt. Hope Cemetery, at Webb City, Mo., with Fr. Rick Jones officiating. The family will be at the home of Charles and Mary Schwartz, 1519 Main St., Galena. Arrangements are under the direction of the Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena.

Donald Hall 

FRONTENAC -- Donald Hall, 89, of Frontenac, was pronounced dead on arrival at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at the Mt. Carmel Medical Center emergency room.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway in Pittsburg.

Henry C. Krantz Jr. 

CHICOPEE -- Henry C. Krantz Jr., 75, of Chicopee, died at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center.
He was born July 2, 1924, at Pittsburg to Henry C. Sr. and Netta Galimberto Krantz. He was a lifetime resident of the area.
Mr. Krantz served in the United States Navy during World War II.
He married Mary C. Willis on Oct. 24, 1946, at Girard. She preceded him in death Feb. 8, 1999.
He was employed as a coal miner for P&M Coal Company. He retired in 1986.
He was a member of the former St. Barbara's Catholic Church at Chicopee, the Chicopee Community Center and the United Mine Workers Association.
Survivors include a son, Henry C. Krantz III of Pittsburg; three daughters, Bonnie Geier of Pittsburg, Dixie Giffin of Pittsburg, and Cheryl Ristau of Pittsburg; a sister, Betty Henderson of Pittsburg; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by an infant grandson.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway in Pittsburg, with Fr. Robert McElwee of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frontenac officiating. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery. Friends may call at their convenience any time after 9 a.m. Thursday at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home.

Roger Lee Shanks 

BAXTER SPRINGS -- Roger Lee Shanks, 64, of Baxter Springs, died at 1:50 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at the Barker Rest Home of Galena.
He was born Sept. 13, 1935, at rural Baxter Springs to Henry Charles and Ruth Victoria Joiner Shanks. He lived his entire life in the Baxter Springs area.
He was a member of the Pleasant View Nazarene Church of Baxter Springs.
He is survived by three brothers, James H. Shanks of Kerrville, Texas, Glenn J. Shanks of Joplin, Mo., and Charles H. Shanks of Riverton; two nephews; and three nieces.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Murdock Funeral Home of Columbus with Pastor Bob King officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery southwest of Columbus.

Roger Lee Shanks 

BAXTER SPRINGS -- Roger Lee Shanks, 64, of Baxter Springs, died at 1:50 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at the Barker Rest Home of Galena.
He was born Sept. 13, 1935, at rural Baxter Springs to Henry Charles and Ruth Victoria Joiner Shanks. He lived his entire life in the Baxter Springs area.
He was a member of the Pleasant View Nazarene Church of Baxter Springs.
He is survived by three brothers, James H. Shanks of Kerrville, Texas, Glenn J. Shanks of Joplin, Mo., and Charles H. Shanks of Riverton; two nephews; and three nieces.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Murdock Funeral Home of Columbus with Pastor Bob King officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery southwest of Columbus.

Josette 'Josy' Jean Brackett 

RADLEY -- Josette "Josy" Jean Brackett, 58, of Radley, died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center, following a sudden illness.
She was born Oct. 29, 1940, at the family home in Radley, to Joe and Julia Scassellati Antonetti. She was a lifelong resident of Radley. She attended Pittsburg schools and was a 1957 graduate of Pittsburg High School.
She married Johnnie Brackett, on April 20, 1963, at her family home in Radley. The couple set up a farmstead where they worked. Mr. Brackett survives of the home.
Mrs. Brackett was a member of the Sliferette FCE and the Farm Bureau Board. She was safety chairman for the Crawford County Farm Bureau. She worked blood drives and participated in child identification for safety. She was a major contributor to the construction of the shelter at the Crawford County Fairgrounds.
Additional survivors include two daughters, Jovanna Rose Brackett of rural Pittsburg, and Julee Ann Brackett-Rhodes of Tulsa, Okla.; two sisters, Carol Sue Brill of Pittsburg, and Jeannine Antonetti of rural Pittsburg; two nephews; one niece; and two great-nephews.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Friskel Funeral Home in Frontenac with the Rev. Verl Strong of Frontenac United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, where friends also may call after 1 p.m. today. Arrangements are under the direction of the Friskel Funeral Home, 230 E. McKay, Frontenac.

Everett E. Lyden 

Everett E. Lyden, 72, of 1309 N. Michigan, Pittsburg, died at 12:45 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center.
He was born April 19, 1927, at Fort Scott, to Weldon and Mabel Jenkins Lyden. He attended Arcadia schools. He lived in Kountze, Texas, and Topeka prior to moving to Pittsburg in 1993.
Mr. Lyden was a retired heavy equipment operator.
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Dale of McKinney, Texas, and Vicky Stalcup of Berryton; two sons, Everett Lyden Jr. of LaPorte, Texas, and Randy Lyden of Topeka; five brothers, Clarence Lyden, Billy Lyden and Harold Lyden, all of Topeka, and Charlie Lyden and DeWayne Lyden, both of Pittsburg; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. today at the Bedene Funeral Home, Arma, with the Rev. James Fellers officiating. Burial will be in the Rosebank Cemetery at Mulberry. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bedene Funeral Home, Arma.

Peggy Lou Vann 

FORT SCOTT -- Peggy Lou Vann, 77, formerly of Fort Scott, died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, at Mercy Hospital.
She was born Aug. 27, 1922, at Mapleton, to King and Thurley Willard Harris.
She married Harry R. Vann, at Fort Scott. He preceded her in death Feb. 3, 1988.
She worked for Campbell's Laundry and later retired from Key Work Clothes.
She was a member of the Mt. Olive Church of God in Christ.
Survivors include three sons, Harry Glenn Vann, Russell L. Vann, and Charles Vann, all of Fort Scott; a brother, Ray Harris, of Fort Scott; two sisters, Nina Jones and Mildred Willard, both of Fort Scott; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Maxine McKinley, Frances Darnell, and Pearl Harris; and a brother, Zeb Harris.
Elder John T. Owens, assisted by the Rev. Leroy Nelson, will conduct funeral services at 1 p.m. Friday in the Mt. Olive Church of God in Christ. Burial will be in the U.S. National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Cheney Witt Chapel.


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