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Larry R. Allen 
  Larry R. Allen, 58, of Alvin, Texas, formerly of Pittsburg, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at Southwest Memorial Hospital, Houston, after a short illness. 

Eva Marie Herrick 
  Eva Marie Herrick, 89, of Girard, died at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at the Sunset Manor Nursing Home, Frontenac. 

Zelda Margarete Mitchell 
  Zelda Margarete Mitchell, 95, died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at Okmulgee, Okla. 

Rudolph J. Omahana 
  Rudolph J. Omahana, 73, of Heyworth, Ill., died Friday, April 21, 2000. 
 
Ruby L. Erickson 
  Ruby L. Erickson, 80, of Girard, died at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, June 11, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital at Kansas City. 

Leah Gray 
  Leah Schommer Gray, 95, formerly of 602 Oakcrest, died at 3:29 p.m. Sunday, June 11, 2000, at Beverly Rehabilitation Center. 

Virginia Lee Harris 
  Virginia Lee Harris, 75, of Humboldt, died Saturday, June 10, 2000, at the South Crest Hospital at Tulsa, Okla. 

Joan Lewis 
  Joan Lewis, 70, of Joplin, Mo., died at 11:59 a.m. Sunday, June 11, 2000, at St. John's Regional Medical Center at Joplin, following an illness. 

Nellie McCormick 
  Nellie McCormick, 94, of Lawrence, died Sunday, June 11, 2000, at Cooper's Care Home in Lawrence. 

Bonnie J. North 
  Bonnie J. North, 79, of Golden Keys Nursing Home in Neodesha, formerly of Altoona, died Monday, June 12, 2000, at Wilson County Hospital in Neodesha. 

Eva Lucille Collins Sale 
  Eva Lucille Collins Sale, 74, of Nevada, Mo., died Saturday, June 10, 2000, at Freeman West Hospital at Joplin, Mo., following an illness. 

Raymond F. Whitley 
  Raymond F. Whitley, 79, of Columbus, died at 9:40 a.m. Saturday, June 10, 2000, at Medicalodge of Columbus, following an illness. 

Peggy J. Wing 
  Peggy J. Wing, 65, of 501 E. Oak, Weir, died at 3:50 a.m. Monday, June 12, 2000, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center. She had been in failing health for several years.  

Theodore E. 'Ted' Baldwin 
  Theodore E. "Ted" Baldwin, 91, of Girard, died Monday, July 3, 2000, at Girard. 

Wayne Coomes 
  Norbert Wayne Coomes, 70, of St. Paul, died at 2:05 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo. He had been in failing health for more than a year. 

Dale F. Fairchild 
  Dale F. Fairchild, 69, of Chanute, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at his home. 

Robert L. Lingo 
  Robert L. Lingo, 69, of 1013 E. 14th St., Pittsburg, died at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 4, 2000, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center. 

Charles Maurice Martin 
  Charles Maurice Martin, 77, of Galena, died at 11:15 p.m.. Tuesday, July 4, 2000, at St. Vincent Hospital, Sherwood, Ark., following an illness. 

George O. Peterson 
  George O. "Pete" Peterson, 88, of Pittsburg died at 3:58 a.m. Tuesday, July 4, 2000, at the home of his daughter, Linda Schulz. He had been in failing health for the past two years. 

Floda Irene Stamback 
  Floda Irene Stamback, 91, died July 4, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo., after a short battle with heart disease. 

Maxine N. Tipton 
  Maxine N. Tipton, 68, of Galena, died at 5:56 p.m. Monday, July 3, 2000, at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin, Mo., following an illness. 

Guido Biaggio Zanichelli 
  Guido Biaggio Zanichelli, 93, of 103 W. 20th, Pittsburg, died at 7:47 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, 2000, at Kansas City, Mo.  

Virgil J. Amelon 
SCAMMON -- Virgil J. Amelon, Scammon, died at 4:50 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, 2000, at his home of a long illness.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 104 W. Main, Weir.

Ann Teresa Holland 
FRONTENAC -- Ann Teresa Holland, 93, of Frontencac, died at 5:05 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, at the Mt. Carmel Medical Center where she had been a patient since July. She had been in failing health since October of 1999.
She was born July 25, 1907, in Marquette, Mich., to John and Anastasia Broaderick Holland. She had been a resident of Marquette until September of 1983, at which time she moved to Frontenac.
Ms. Holland worked as a secretary for the Marquette County Health Department. She also worked for the Daily Mining Journal for 14 years and for the Army Air Force in Civil Services and for Cliff Dial Chemical Company, both of Marquette. She was a member of the AARP.
Survivors include a sister, Marie Swenor of Marquette; three nieces, Karen Hafner of Frontenac, Patty Bailey of Russellville, Ark. and Mary Brower of Alanson, Mich.; and a nephew, John Meyers of Russellville, Ark., all who provided for her care.
She was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
According to her wishes, Ms. Holland has been taken for cremation and no services are planned. Arrangements are under the direction of the Friskel Funeral Home, 230 E. McKay, Frontenac.

John William "Bill" Gazaway 
MULBERRY -- John William "Bill" Gazaway, 63, of Mulberry, died at 2:04 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at the Moore Few Care Center at Nevada, Mo.
He was born March 27, 1937, at Croweburg, to Clifford and Frances Portwood Gazaway.
Mr. Gazaway was a farmer. He lived in the Garland area most of his life. He graduated from Bronaugh High School in 1954.
After his health forced him to retire, he was cared for by his brother, Galen, and his family.
He was baptized in the Hepler Christian Church. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany for two years.
Survivors include a sister, Patricia DeMott of Pleasanton; five brothers, Clifford Gazaway of Seattle, Leroy Gazaway of Nevada, Galen Gazaway of Nevada, Truman Gazaway of Liberal, Mo., and Glen Gazaway of Springfield, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a niece.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Bedene Funeral Home at Arma with the Rev. Jim Smith officiating. Burial will be at the Large Cemetery at Cato. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the Bedene Chapel at Arma. Friends may call after 1 p.m. today at the Bedene Chapel at Arma.

Mabel Marie Kennedy
FRONTENAC -- Mabel Marie Kennedy, 81, of Frontenac, died at 7:50 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at the Sunset Manor Nursing Home of a long illness.
She was born Dec. 21, 1918, in Radley, to George and Catherine Onoratti Bertone. She attended area schools.
She was married to Joe Tocci for seven years and they later divorced. She married Bill E. Kennedy on March, 6, 1948, in Bentonville, Ark. He preceded her in death Nov. 16, 1997.
Mrs. Kennedy worked at the Atkinson Armature Works as a bookkeeper for many years. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frontenac.
Survivors include a daughter, Penny Marie Smith of Frontenac; and a granddaughter.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frontenac with the Fr. Robert McElwee as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Highland Park Cemetery. Parish rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at the Friskel Funeral Home in Frontenac. Family will receive friends after the rosary. Services and arrangements are under the direction of the Friskel Funeral Home, 230 E. McKay, Frontenac.

Betty May Lamb
Betty May Lamb, 55, of Pittsburg, died at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center after a long illness.
She was born Oct. 1, 1944, to Carence and Eula Whitter Watson. Her mother survives of Pittsburg.
Mrs. Lamb was a long time resident of Pittsburg. She was a Certified Nurses assistant and worked with Home Health Care. She was a past member of the Salvation Army Church.
Survivors include two sons, Kevin Lamb of Pittsburg and Danny Lamb of Girard; a sister, June Lee of Pittsburg; a half-sister, Pam Pickins of Joplin, Mo.; and two grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her father and two sons, Bobby and Larry Lamp.
Following her request, she has been taken for cremation. Committal services are planned at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway.

Pansy L. Natalini
GIRARD -- Pansy L. Natalini, 87, of Girard, died at 4:10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at the Hospital District No. 1 Crawford County in Girard.
She was born Dec. 18, 1912, in Frontenac, to Harry and Stella Craig Partridge. She was a resident of the southeast Kansas area all of her life. She was a graduate of Cherokee High School.
She married Louis Natalini on Dec. 25, 1953. He preceded her in death May 16, 1999.
Mrs. Natalini worked as a salesperson at Sauers Department Store in Girard for several years.
Survivors include a step-son, Joseph Natalini of Pittsburg; two step-daughters, Louise Houston of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Pat Kavanagh of Pittsburg; a cousin; several step-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Frontenac City Cemetery with the Rev. Darrell Biggs of the First Christian Church in Girard officiating. Friends and family are requested to meet at the cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Friskel Funeral Home, 230 E. McKay, Frontenac.

Rose Marie Bond 
CAPE FAIR, Mo. -- Rose Marie Bond, 92, of Cape Fair, Mo., died at 12:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at the Ozark Mountain Regional Nursing Home of Crane, Mo.
She was born May 4, 1908, in West Mineral, to Charles and Amelia Miller Quiatto. She attended area schools and was a resident of the Southeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri areas her entire life.
She married Joe Bond on Nov. 14, 1925, at Girard. He preceded her in death Sept. 6, 1977.
Mrs. Bond was a homemaker and also worked as a nurses' assistant in the Labette County Medical Center for 16 years. She was a member of the former Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in West Mineral.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Jo Heatherly of Cape Fair, Mo.; a brother, Charles Quiatto of Prior, Okla.; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Frances Quiatto.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Weir. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Weir from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Friends may call at their convenience from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 104 W. Main, Weir.

Edna M. Madl 
Edna M. Madl, 99, of Girard, died at 5:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center, Pittsburg. She entered the hospital on Thursday. 

Katherine A. 'Katie' Smith 
Katherine A. "Katie" Smith, 60, of St. Paul, died at 12:32 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at her residence in St. Paul, after a six-month illness with cancer. 

Francis 'Frank' Joseph Titmus 
Francis "Frank" Joseph Titmus, 74, of Girard, died at 1:10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at his home after an illness.  

Sister Mary Loyola Cavanaugh 
FORT SCOTT -- Sister Mary Loyola Cavanaugh, 97, of the Mercy Convent at Fort Scott, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, at Fort Scott Mercy Hospital.
She was born May 17, 1903, at St. Paul, to Matthew Joseph and Mary Ellen Carroll Cavanaugh.
Sister Loyola entered the Convent of Mercy on July 16, 1925, and gave her Perpetual Vows on March 25, 1931. She worked as a nurse, and laboratory and X-ray technician at Mercy Hospitals in Fort Scott, Independence and Fredonia. She also served as hospital administrator at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Hutchinson from 1947 to 1953.
Prior to her retirement in 1979, Sister Loyola served with Pastoral Services at Fort Scott Mercy Hospital. Following retirement, she had been in charge of hospitality at the convent.
Survivors include a brother, Matthew Cavanaugh of St. Paul; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, James Cavanaugh and Thomas Cavanaugh; and three sisters, Ellen Little, Frances Greve and Clara Cavanaugh.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church with the Monsignor Vincent Hogan and Father Brian Bebak conducting. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery. The Rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Mercy Convent Chapel. Services are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel of Fort Scott.

Doris D. Watson 
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Doris D. Watson, 90, died at 10:29 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at St. John's Regional Medical Center of Joplin, Mo.
She was born Dec. 1, 1909, at Pittsburg to Joe and Jeanetta Enid Buck Spragg. She grew up in Pittsburg and attended local schools.
She married Charles A. Watson at the First Christian Church of Pittsburg. He survives of the Beverly Rehabilitation Center.
Mrs. Watson was a homemaker. She was a charter member of the First Church of the Nazarene of Pittsburg. She also belonged to several camping clubs, where she was always Smokey the Bear when they camped.
Additional survivors include a son, Charles A. Watson, Jr. of Pittsburg; a sister, Marjorie Fields of Pittsburg; three brothers, Chester Spragg and Melvin Ray Spragg, both of Galena, Mo., and Bob Spragg of San Jacinto, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Brown; a sister, Rosalee Tierney; two brothers, Gene Spragg and Joe Spragg; and two grandchildren.
Mrs. Watson has been taken for cremation. No services are planned at this time. Private burial will take place at a later time in the Crocker Cemtery, southeast of Pittsburg. Arrangemetnts are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, 114 E. Fourth St.

Robert Allen "Robbie" Wells
OVERLAND PARK -- Robert Allen "Robbie" Wells, 28, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center of Overland Park, from injuries sustained in a fall from a building he was helping to erect.
Mr. Wells graduated from Larmar, Mo., High School in 1990. He was on the football team and participated in band. He attended the Lamar United Methodist Church. He was a member of Indianapolis Iron Workers Union No. 522.
Survivors include his father, Richard A. Wells, of Bay Town, Texas; a grandmother, Jewell L. Wells, of Lamar; two sons, Lakon Tyler Wells of Joplin, Mo., and Cameron James Wells of Indianoplis.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Daniel Funeral Home of Lamar. Visitation will be 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home with the Rev. Tom Sullenger officiating. Burial will be in the Lake Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction fo the Daniel Funeral Home of Lamar, Mo.

Richard D. 'Zeke' Blake 
Richard D. "Zeke" Blake, 63, died at 3:26 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at St. John's Regional Medical Center at Joplin, Mo. Further details will be announced by the Carson-Wall Funeral Home of Parsons at a later date. 

Samuel Clarence 'Bud' Hunt 
Samuel Clarence "Bud" Hunt, 76, of Carthage, Mo., died at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at St. Luke's Nursing Center at Carthage, Mo., after a three-month illness. 

Cleopha 'Cleo' Morris 
Cleopha "Cleo" Morris, 83, of Parsons, died at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at the home of her daughter, following a lengthy illness. 

David E. Nusbaum 
David E. Nusbaum , 68, of Iola, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at the Allen County Hospital.  

Pauline Caruthers 
Pauline Caruthers, 81, of Lamar, died at 5:17 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at Barton County Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.
She was born June 13, 1919, at Lamar to Ed Miles McClure and Bessie Pearl Rector. She was a lifetime area resident and attended local schools.
She married John Arlo Caruthers on Dec. 31, 1945, at Girard. He survives of the home.
Mrs. Caruthers worked as the supervisor of the housekeeping department at Barton County Memorial Hospital. She also worked at the AAA office, Bean's Clothing Store, and as a greeter at Wal-Mart.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lamar.
Additional survivors include two sons, Larry Ayres of Alexandria, Va., and Gregg M. Caruthers of San Antonio, Texas; a daughter, Paula Caruthers of Lamar; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. today at Daniel Funeral Home of Lamar, with Rev. Robert Hodson officiating. Burial will be at the Memory Gardens in Lamar. Arrangements are under the direction of the Daniel Funeral Home of Lamar.

Mary Anna Marsh Flaska 
Mary Anna Marsh Flaska, 56, of Carl Junction, Mo., died at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 5 , 2001, at Freeman West Hospital at Joplin, Mo., after a sudden illness.
She was born March 8, 1945, at Columbus, to Samuel Wilson and Jessie Bigando Marsh. She attended grade school at Center Consolidated and graduated from Cherokee County High School of Columbus in 1963.
She received her bachelor of arts degree and masters degree in elementary education from Pittsburg State University.
She married Jim B. Flaska Aug. 19, 1987, at Pittsburg. He survives of the home.
Mrs. Flaska was teaching third grade in Carl Junction, Mo. She previously taught at Arma, Columbus, Pittsburg, Wichita, and Kirksville, Mo. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Phi Tau Omega of Pittsburg, and Delta Kappa Gamma of Joplin.
Additional survivors include two sons, James J. Flaska and Thomas J. Flaska of St. Joseph, Mo.; one brother, Sam Marsh of rural Columbus; one sister, Jean Marsh of San Francisco, and two nieces.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 8, at the Murdock Funeral Home in Columbus, with Fr. Michael Flaska officiating. Burial will be in the Park Cemetery of Columbus. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the Murdock Funeral Home.

William Alfred Hankammer 
William Alfred Hankammer, 79, of Pittsburg, died at 1:35 a.m., Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center.
He was born June 15, 1921, at Van Wert, Ohio, to Otto and Miriam Hankammer.
He married Mary Magee on Aug. 26, 1947, at Pittsburg. She survives of the home.
Mr. Hankammer was a sergeant serving in the United States Air Force in Europe during World War II, where he prepared gliders for each European airborne attack in which the 442nd Troop Carrier unit participated.
Mr. Hankammer graduated from Pittsburg State University in 1947 with a bachelor of science degree in education, majoring in industrial arts. Soon after his graduation, he developed a business designing and creating handwrought copper and brass pieces. He worked in bank design and construction for 27 years, and was the owner of Hankammer Bank Designs. He was on the Board of Directors at Humboldt National Bank, and a member of the Rotary Club.
Additional survivors include a brother, John O. Hankammer of Topeka, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family wishes the body be cremated, and no funeral services are planned at this time.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Pittsburg.

Carol H. Kuhn 
GALENA -- Carol H. Kuhn, 64, of Galena, died at 2:18 p.m., Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at St. John's Regional Medical Center at Joplin, Mo, after a sudden illness.
She was born July 23, 1936, at Galena, to Ralph Sr. and Blanche Moody Haner.
She married Calvin F. Kuhn July 3, 1958 at Galena. He survives of the home.
Mrs. Kuhn graduated from Galena High School in 1954.
She worked at Pacific Mercury of Joplin, Mo.
Additional survivors include a son, Brian Kuhn, of Santa Maria, Calif, a daughter, Deborah Bruss, of Cayucos, Calif., three brothers, Ed Haner and Bill Haner of Galena, and Ben Haner of Smithfield, Texas, two sisters, Bonnie Stanley of Galena, and Mayme Nester of Portage, Mich., four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Haner and Ralph Haner, and two sisters, Effie Dudley and Bessie Williams.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Friday, June 8, at Derfelt Funeral Home in Galena, with Rev. Carey Haner and Rev. Paul Sims officiating. Burial will follow at the Hill Crest Cemetery in Galena. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Derfelt Funeral Home at Galena.

Louie Falcetto 
CHICOPEE -- Louie Falcetto, 83, of Chicopee died at 10:43 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at Mt. Carmel Medical Center.
Mr. Falcetto was born May 25, 1918 at Capaldo, to Fred and Gilda Carmel Falcetto. He was retired from Dickey Clay Manufacturing in Pittsburg.
He was raised in Chicopee and attended Chicopee Schools. He lived in Chicopee most of his life.
He married Rose Barone on Feb. 1, 1947, at Girard. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two sons, Larry Falcetto, of Emporia and Gary Falcetto of Pittsburg, and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four sisters.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2., 2001, at the Pittsburg Garden of Memories Cemetery with Fr. Thomas Stroot officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bedene Funeral Home, Arma. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bedene Funeral Home at Arma.

Garland E. 'Hop' Cassidy
Garland E. "Hop" Cassidy, 47, of Mulberry, died Sunday, July 29, 2001 in a drowning accident at Arcadia Lake in Edmond, Okla.

Earl Howard 'Sonny' Swafford Jr. 
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -- Earl Howard "Sonny" Swafford Jr., 60, of Lee's Summit, Mo. died Monday, July 31, 2001 at his home.
He was born Aug. 24, 1940, at Fort Scott to Earl and Addie Swafford. He was a high school graduate of Arcadia and he served in the U.S. Navy. He was owner and operator of the Lee's Summit Taxi, LLC.
He married Mryna Hassler in November 1967.
Survivors include his wife, Myrna, of Lee's Summit; three sons Jeffrey Swafford of Oakland, Calif., Brian Swafford and Greg Swafford, both of Pleasant Hill, Mo.; two sisters, Beverly Silvers, of Salina, and Sherry Page, of Clinton, Mo.; one grandchild and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Loretta Colleen Swafford.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, at the Langsford Funeral Home in Lee's Summit. Friends may call between 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Lee's Summit Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Langsford Funeral Home in Lee's Summit.

Ruby E. Canny 
Ruby E. Canny, 93, of Pittsburg, died at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at The Green's at Creek Side at Kansas City, Mo.
She was born May 1, 1908, in rural Cherokee County to Rila and Mary Malinda Fisher Mast. She moved to Columbus with her family and attended Columbus schools.
On Aug. 18, 1928, she married Elmer Canny. They moved to Pittsburg in December of 1928. He preceded her in death May 19, 1986.
Mrs. Canny worked for several years as a rural telephone operator. After moving to Pittsburg, she worked for the Fleischaker Ladies Ready to Wear Store. In February of 1946, she went to work for the Jones Store Company, where she was a buyer in yard goods and domestics. She retired in May of 1973. After her retirement, she continued to work as an extra employee until December of 1974.
Membership was held in the First United Methodist Church, UMW Circles, the Garden Study Club, where she was a past president, Business and Professional Women's Past Presidents Club, a former member of the AARP, TT Club, and YMCA, former member and past president of Business and Professional Women's Club, Altrusa Club, Baker EHU and several bridge clubs.
She is survived by one daughter, Mary Sesso of Leawood; one grandchild, two great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by one son, Elmer Canny Jr., her parents, four brothers and four sisters preceded.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at the First United Methodist Church at Pittsburg with the Rev. Theodore A. Inman officiating. Burial will follow in the Columbus City Cemetery at Columbus. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral in the First United Methodist Church parlor on Monday. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Brenner Mortuary Chapel, where friends may call after noon. Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, 114 E. Fourth St., Pittsburg.

Jennie V. Mansfield 
PARSONS -- Jennie V. Mansfield, 89, of Parsons, died at 10:05 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at the Parsons Good Samaritan Center following a lengthy illness.
She was born July 17, 1912, at Sheridan Township of Cherokee County, to James Montgomery and Mertie Lavina (Curry) Mansfield.
She spent her childhood and attended school at McCune. She worked for the Parsons State Hospital and Training Center as a cook for10 years before retiring.
She belonged to the First Christian Church of McCune. She was also a lifetime member of the Progress Chapter No. 49 Order of Eastern Star, and had received her 50-year pin.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews and one sister-in-law.
She was preceded in death by an infant twin sister, Rhoda; three brothers, Clarence, Ward, and Bernard; and two nephews.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home with Rev. John Chastain officiating. Burial will be in the McCune Cemetery with Eastern Star rites given by the Progress Chapter No. 49, Order of the Eastern Star. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Carson-Wall Funeral Home of Parsons.

David Lynn Redd
TYLER, Texas -- David Lynn Redd, 32, of Tyler, Texas died unexpectedly Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001.
He was born Jan. 31, 1969, at Hutchinson, to Dave and Marlee (Jaenicke) Redd. He attended schools at Hutchinson and Pittsburg. He graduated in 1987 from Pine Tree High School at Proctor, Minn.
He married Leslie Schroer on Oct. 25, 1997. She survives of the home.
He is survived by his mother and step-father, Chuck Schmitt of Longview, Texas; his father Dave Redd, of Lufkin, Texas; his paternal grandmother, Wanda Redd of Pittsburg; and several aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Laura Lee Nicholson, one nephew; maternal grandparents Lee and Mary Jaenicke; and paternal grandfather, Elmer Redd, of Pittsburg.
Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. today at the St. Matthews Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Rosewood Park Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Rader Funeral Home of Longview.

Frances May Clark
GROVE, Okla. -- Frances May Clark, 77, of Grove, Okla., died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002. at her home after a lengthy illness.
She was born May 1, 1924, at Pittsburg, to Norman and Louise (Rambke) Renfro.
She married Jack A. Clark on June 13, 1943, at Pittsburg. He survives.
She was a homemaker. Mrs. Clark volunteered as a Pink Lady at Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center at Pittsburg. She lived in the Grove area for the past 15 years.
Additional survivors include one son, Jim Clark, of Springdale, Ark.; one daughter, Susie Beasley, of Wooster, Ohio; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Winifred McCabe; and one brother, Norman Renfro Jr.
Family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Ellis Family Funeral Home at Grove. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ellis Family Funeral Home at Grove, Okla.

Ruth Huffman
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Ruth Huffman, 70, of Joplin, Mo., died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at Freeman Hospital at Joplin.
Arrangements are pending and will be announced by the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway, Pittsburg.

Lucy M. Condos
Lucy M. Condos, 94, of Fort Collins, Colo., formerly of Pittsburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at Fort Collins. 

William F. Bourg 
William F. Bourg, 78, of Birmingham, Ala., died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at Medical Center at Bowling Green, Ky.  

Donald C. MacPhail
Donald C. MacPhail, 85, of 602 Ohio, was pronounced dead in the emergency room at Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, following a sudden illness.
Additional information and service arrangements will be announced by the Brenner Mortuary, 114 E. Fourth St., Pittsburg.

Olga T. Pallucca
Olga T. Pallucca, 90, of Frontenac, died at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at Sunset Manor Nursing Center at Frontenac.


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