Robert H. Shively
CANEY — Robert H. Shively, 81, of Caney died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Okla. He was born July 3, 1929, in Walnut to Richard and Caroline (Elmer) Shively. He grew up in Walnut and graduated from Walnut High School. He served in the Marines during the Korean War. He was a propane plant manager for 32 years in Caney. Mr. Shively married Sara M. Modica on Nov. 14, 1953, in Walnut. She survives. ...
Juanita A. Good
Juanita A. Good, 90, of Parsons, a former Altamont resident, died at 12:57 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at Labette Health in Parsons. She was born on Sept. 20, 1919, on the family farm near Thayer to Harley F. and Ella (Bicknell) Newland. She attended the Newland Community School and graduated from Altoona-Midway High School in 1937. She married Paul E. Good on June 6, 1937. He preceded her in death on June 7, 1991. She lived in Parsons un...
Clifford Dale Mills
TOPEKA — Clifford Dale Mills, 84, of Topeka died Friday, Aug. 20, 2010. Clifford married Jean Dean of Parsons on April 6, 1996, in Topeka. She survives. Other survivors include stepchildren, Phyllis Hayden, Max Dean and Eric Dean; three grandchildren; and a sister. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Floral Hills Cemetery in Kansas City, Mo. The family suggests memorials to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, 2001 S. Lindbergh Blv...
Robert Mallory Jr.
Elder Emeritus Robert Mallory Jr., 87, of Kansas City, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, at St. Joseph Medical Center.
He was born Oct. 13, 1922, in Parsons to Robert and Ella Mallory Sr.
He served three years in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After his service, he graduated from business college in Bessimer, Ala. He owned and operated Vonee Service for 20 years until his illness.
Survivors include his daughter, Dietra Doty Taylor; five grandch...
Anita L. Jameson-Middlebrook
CHETOPA — Anita L. Jameson-Middlebrook, 54, of Chetopa died at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg. She had been in failing health. She was born April 13, 1956, in Detroit to Harry and Ida (Armstrong) Jameson. She attended Chetopa schools and also Clark’s Business College. She worked as a computer operator for the state of Kansas in Topeka and in Ohio before she was forced to retire because of ill healt...
Vernon Edwin Miller
TULSA — Vernon Edwin Miller, 88, of Tulsa, formerly of Mound Valley, died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, at the Tulsa Nursing Center in Tulsa.
He was born Nov. 4, 1921, in Benton County, Iowa, the seventh of eight children, to Philip J. and Emilia (Buettner) Miller. He was a graduate of Vinton High School in Vinton, Iowa. During World War II, he joined the U.S. Army where he defended his country 44 months in the field artillery.
Anita L. Jameson-Middlebrook
CHETOPA — Anita L. Jameson-Middlebrook, 54, of Chetopa died at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg. She had been in failing health. She is survived by her mother, Ida Jameson, of Chetopa. The service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at their convenience from noon until 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memori...
Maurice W. Allen Jr.
PITTSBURG — Maurice W. Allen Jr., 45, of Pittsburg died at 2:35 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, in Pittsburg. He had been in his usual health, and death was not expected. He was born Nov. 20, 1964, in San Diego to Maurice Wesley Allen Sr. and Grace Marie (Schultz) Allen. He grew up and attended schools in Columbus. He worked for Mid-America Pipe Fabricating, Scammon, as a sandblaster. Survivors include three sons, Bryan Allen of Cherokee, Tr...
Vernon Edwin Miller
TULSA — Vernon Edwin Miller, 88, of Tulsa,, formerly of Mound Valley, died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, at the Tulsa Nursing Center in Tulsa. He is survived by his wife, Johnava Miller, of the home. The service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at United Methodist Church in Mound Valley. Burial will be in Mound Valley Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Altamont. Mem...
Alberta F. Schwatken
INDEPENDENCE — Alberta F. Schwatken, 86, of Independence died Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, at Mercy Hospital in Independence.
She was born Aug. 6, 1924, in Cherryvale to Frank and Etta Mae (Myers) Hinkle. She attended Altamont schools. She worked for a time at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant in Parsons.
She married Wilbur A. Schwatken Sr. on Oct. 10, 1943. He preceded her in death in 1973.
Survivors include two sons, Norman Schwatken of Abilene an...
Gordon N. Robnett
CHERRYVALE — Gordon N. Robnett, 86, of Cherryvale died Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, at Mercy Hospital in Independence. He was born March 9, 1924, in Bluff City to Grover and Alice (Herridage) Robnett. He served in the Army during World War II, attaining the rank of staff sergeant. Mr. Gordon was a truck driver and worked for Scheirlman Livestock Trucking. Survivors include two stepsons, Dennis Akins of Bloomfield, Mo., and Harry Akins of Cherry...
Marjorie L. Scannel
CHERRYVALE — Marjorie L. Scannel, 84, of Cherryvale died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at the Cherryvale Nursing Home.
She was born Nov. 10, 1925, in Coyville to Laurence and Alta (Crismas) Scannel. She attended Morehead schools.
Survivors include a brother, Aubrey L. Scannel of Cherryvale.
A celebration of life service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Potts Chapel of Cherryvale. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends fr...
Richard Lynn Harding
THAYER — Richard “Dick” Lynn Harding, 64, of Thayer died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at his home. He was born in Parsons on Sept. 27, 1945, the son of Don A. and Shirley J. (Crabb) Harding. He graduated from Stark High School in the Class of 1963. He married Anita “Sue” Umbarger on Sept. 23, 1965, in Erie. She survives. Mr. Harding was a semi-truck driver for 43 years, most recently for TDC in Joplin. Other survivors include his mother, Shir...
Michael R. Chavis
JOPLIN — Michael R. Chavis, 25, of Joplin, formerly of Pittsburg and Parsons, died Saturday morning, Aug. 14, 2010, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born Dec. 12, 1984, in Columbus the son of Jed and Crystal (Finke) Powell. His birth father was Tony Chavis.
Survivors include his parents of Joplin; his birth father, Tony Chavis; a brother, Scott Chavis and his wife, Hilary, of Pittsburg; two stepsisters, Amanda Powell ...
Fern Louise Sprague
COFFEYVILLE — Fern Louise Sprague, 74, of Coffeyville died at 3:35 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.
She was born Sept. 15, 1935, in Cherokee Township, Montgomery County, to John and Ruth (Duncan) Nickel. She attended Valeda Grade School and later Labette County Community High School in Altamont.
She worked at a motel in Coffeyville. She retired in 1990.
She married Lewis Sprague on April 20, 1954, in Bartle...
Jacquelyn J. ‘Jackie’ Barrett
Jacquelyn J. “Jackie” Barrett, 68, of Parsons died Sunday evening, Aug. 15, 2010, at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Kan. She was born July 9, 1942, in Parsons to John L. and Arwana (Cook) Dickerson. She grew up in Parsons and graduated from Labette County Community High School in 1960. On June 30, 1967, she married Richard A. Barrett in Tulsa. They lived in Tulsa and in Oklahoma City before returning to Parsons in 1988. Mr....
Michael R. Chavis
JOPLIN — Michael R. Chavis, 25, of Joplin, formerly of Pittsburg and Parsons, died Saturday morning, Aug. 14, 2010, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born Dec. 12, 1984, in Columbus the son of Jed and Crystal (Finke) Powell. Survivors include his parents of Joplin; a brother, Scott Chavis and his wife, Hilary, of Pittsburg; two stepsisters, Amanda Powell of Pottsville, Ark., and Alishia Rooney of West Mineral; a ne...
CHANUTE — John Drummond, 88, of Chanute died Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, at Chanute Health Care Center. He was born Aug. 11, 1922, in rural Dennis the son of Ira and Lula (Bertsch) Drummond. Mr. Drummond worked 29 years for Western Petro Chemical Wax Plant. He also worked a second job with B&D Contractors for 16 years. He was an avid gardener and provided fresh produce to all his family and friends. He was a hard worker and was always availabl...
Fern Louise Sprague
COFFEYVILLE — Fern Louise Sprague, 74, of Coffeyville died at 3:35 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Lewis Sprague, of the home. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Lake Creek Cemetery near Bartlett. The casket will remain closed. Memorials are suggested to River of Life Tabernacle in Coffeyville and may be left at or mailed to Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Hom...
Bobby L. Ledford
Sharon K. Ledford
WALNUT — Bobby L. Ledford, 75, and Sharon K. Ledford, 67, of Walnut, were fatally injured in an automobile accident east of Chanute shortly before noon on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010. Mr. Ledford was born April 28, 1935, in Clayton County, Ga., to Ernest L. and Lillie Mae (Wesley) Ledford. He grew up in Georgia and served in the U.S. Army in the mid-1950s. He worked as a truck driver for Consolidated Oil in Chanute and for Chanute Insurance Poo...