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
Rudolph J. Omahana
Rudolph J. Omahana, 73, of Heyworth, Ill., died Friday, April
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 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, 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
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
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.
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
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
Survivors include a daughter, Penny Marie Smith of Frontenac; and a
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
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
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.
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
She married Calvin F. Kuhn July 3, 1958 at Galena. He survives of the
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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.
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.