Donald Robert Mitchell
SALLISAW, Okla. — Donald Robert Mitchell, 80, of rural Sallisaw, Okla., beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, went to be with our Lord on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013.
Born on April 28, 1932, just before his twin sister Dorothy on a farm near Walnut, Don was the son of George Robert and Bertha May Eble Mitchell, who preceded him in death.
After a hard-working but loving and fun-filled childhood, Don enlisted in the U.S. Navy in Ju...
Ruth Joyce Ingram
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Ruth Joyce Ingram, 79, of Chattanooga, Tenn., formerly of Altamont, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, in Manorhouse Assisted Living in Chattanooga.
She was born on Oct. 4, 1933, in Muskogee, Okla., to Gordon Virgil “Ted” and Ruth Mildred (Whistler) Ogden.
Joyce graduated from Northeastern Oklahoma State University and worked for many years for the University of Missouri Extension Office.
Survivors include a son, Dale Ingram o...
Clara ‘Grace’ Varwig
Clara “Grace” Varwig, 87, of Parsons, formerly of Bartlett, died at 12:46 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Labette Health in Parsons.
She was born on Sept. 18, 1925, in Tishomingo, Okla., to James and Anna Mae (Gilliam) Smith. As a young girl, she grew up in Tishomingo, where she attended school and was a graduate of Tishomingo High School.
On Feb. 10, 1946, she married Alfred H. Varwig in Lawton, Okla. He survives of the home.
She worked as a ...
Lyle K. Cuppet
ERIE — Lyle K. Cuppet, 98, a former Erie resident, died at 2:13 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village at St. Paul, where he had resided for the past seven months.
He was born on Nov. 4, 1914, at Erie to Winder and Lettie (Sower) Cuppet. He grew up in the Odense area and attended country schools and graduated from Savonburg High School in 1935. He attended a Chanute trade school in 1936.
He worked at the Kansas Ord...
Scott E. Tyler
Scott E. Tyler, 48, of Parsons died at 10:10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Labette Health in Parsons. He had been in failing health.
He was born on Jan. 30, 1964, at Parsons to Jerold E. and Barbara E. (Scott) Tyler. He grew up near Dennis and attended Meadow View Grade School and Labette County High School.
He farmed and raised cattle on the family farm near Dennis. He worked at Stover’s Standard and Orscheln Farm and Home store and owned ...
Lyle K. Cuppet
ERIE — Lyle K. Cuppet, 98, of Erie died at 2:13 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home of Erie will announce complete obituary details and funeral arrangements later.
Jerry L. Bussinger
LOVELAND, Colo. — Jerry L. Bussinger, 80, of Loveland, Colo., died on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.
He was born on Dec. 21, 1932, in Parsons. He graduated from Parsons High School.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara.
He worked for the Santa Fe Railroad for 35 years as an electrician.
Survivors include two sons, Larry Bussinger and Randy Bussinger; a daughter, Lisa Lehman; a brother, Rick Bussinger; and eight grandchildren.
The family wil...
Tony R. Banzet
EDNA — Tony R. Banzet, 57, of Edna died on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at his home in Edna.
He was born on March 31, 1955, at Coffeyville to Howard Verl and Ruth Elzada (McCorkle) Banzet. He grew up and attended school in Labette County and graduated from Labette County High School.
Throughout his life, Tony worked as a mechanic, handyman and ranch hand. He was a beekeeper and loved helping others in the Edna community.
He was a member of First Bap...
Phyllis A. Bolejack
ARMA — Phyllis A. Bolejack, 76, of Arma died at 9:46 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Landmark Hospital in Joplin after a month stay in the hospital.
She was born Oct. 16, 1936, in Independence to Herman E. and Mildred Vista (Steele) Taylor. She graduated from Cherryvale High School in 1955.
She married Harold Eugene Bolejack on March 10, 1956, at Coffeyville. He preceded her in death on Aug. 7, 2012. Mrs. Bolejack was a homemaker.
Katherine Ann Kirby
Katherine Ann Kirby of Parsons died unexpectedly on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in her home.
She was born on July 15, 1962, in Burlington, Colo., to Lewis Kirby and Glovine Kirby Golemboski. She grew up on a farm north of Burlington, graduating from Burlington High School.
Survivors include her mother; and two sisters, Alice Russell and Jeanie Sies, both of Colby.
She was preceded in death by her father; and a brother, Billy J. Kirby.
Jack Loyd Shane
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Jack Loyd Shane, 81, of Huntington Beach, Calif., died on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Huntington Beach Hospital.
He was born on March 3, 1931, in Kansas City, Mo., to Harvey and Ethel Gay Shane.
After graduating from the University of Kansas in Lawrence with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, he worked at McDonnell Douglas as an aerospace engineer until his retirement. During his years of employment, he wa...
Mary Kathryn Beachner
RAYTOWN, Mo. — Mary Kathryn Beachner, 85, of Raytown, Mo., died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at her home.
She was born Aug. 19, 1927, in Greenbush to Constant and Kathryn J. LaForge.
She married James L. Beachner in 1945. For 13 years, they farmed their land in Greenbush then moved to the Kansas City area in 1958, where they raised eight children. The Beachners owned and operated Mobil-Teria Catering from 1958 to 2008.
She is a longtime member of Ou...
Mary ‘Maxine’ Hiatt
ALTAMONT — Mary “Maxine” Hiatt, 92, formerly of Altamont, died at 3 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at St. Francis Health System in Tulsa.
She was born on June 21, 1920, in rural McCune to Charles and Mary (Pintar) Perry. As a young girl, she grew up and attended school in McCune, where she was a 1938 graduate of McCune High School.
Through the years, Maxine worked at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant and as a cook at Labette County Community High...
Etta Cosby Waller
Etta Cosby Waller, 94, of Parsons died at 1:29 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Labette Health in Parsons.
She was born on Sept. 4, 1918, on a farm north of Altamont to Alvah F. and Beulah M. (Murray) Padgett. She lived in the rural Parsons area much of her life and in the Cherryvale area for more than 20 years. She returned to Parsons in May 2002.
On June 1, 1935, she married Wesley Cosby Sr. in Parsons. For many years, they farmed northeast of...
Mary Maxine Hiatt
Mary Maxine Hiatt, 92, a former resident of Altamont, died at 3 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at St. Francis Health System in Tulsa.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Max Hiatt, on Nov. 7, 1995.
The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Altamont. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Altamont. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home in Altamont.
Grover L. Gaiser
Grover L. Gaiser, 83, of Parsons died at 2:40 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at his home. He had been in failing health.
He was born on April 22, 1929, in Parsons to Wilhelm “Bill” Christian and Josie Adlen (Sellmansberger) Gaiser. He grew up on a farm southwest of Parsons and graduated from Parsons High School in 1949.
He was a lifelong resident of Parsons, and during the Korean War he served stateside with the U.S. Army.
His first employment wa...
Charla M. (Cramer) Seager
MOUND VALLEY — Charla M. (Cramer) Seager, 53, of Mound Valley died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at her home.
She was born on Aug. 28, 1959, at Parsons to Charles Andrew and Golda May (Meier) Cramer. She grew up and attended school in Mound Valley and then Labette County High School in Altamont, where she graduated in 1977.
She was employed as a secretary at Fitzgerald Industries at Mound Valley for several years.
She married to Sam R. Seager on Au...
Patricia E. True
Patricia E. True, 67, of Parsons died at 10:10 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at her home.
She was born on May 8, 1945, in Burlington to George F. and Amy Irene (Johnson) True. As a young girl, she grew up and attended school in Burlington.
Survivors include numerous cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Marilyn and Nancy True.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. Friends ma...
Sara J. Debald
Sara J. Debald, 90, of Parsons died at 6:18 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Labette Health in Parsons.
She was born on Oct. 15, 1922, in La Porte, Ind., to Felix and Teresa (Pinazza) Paluszynski. She attended La Porte High School and resided in La Porte until moving to Parsons in August 1960.
On Oct. 18, 1941, she married Robert L. “Bob” Debald in La Porte. He preceded her in death on May 19, 2009.
Mrs. Debald was a member of St. Patrick’s Cath...
Charla M. (Cramer) Seager
MOUND VALLEY — Charla M. (Cramer) Seager, 53, of Mound Valley died on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at her home.
Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Altamont will announce complete obituary details and funeral arrangements later.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.