Dorothy M. Lee
CHERRYVALE — Dorothy M. Lee, 85, of Cherryvale died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011 at the Cherryvale Nursing and Rehab Center.
She was born June 18, 1926, in Toledo, Ohio, to Howard and Eva A. (Crosser) Townsend. She attended school in Toledo.
She married Herbert Jeffries on Feb. 9, 1945, in Colorado Springs, Colo. She later married Melvin Lee. They later divorced.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sons, Danny Jeffries of Cherryvale and Keith ...
Johnna Celeste Reed
LAWTON, Okla. — Johnna Celeste Reed, 88, of Lawton, Okla., formerly of Parsons, died at 6:45 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at Lawton. Her husband, T. Jason Reed, preceded her in death on Oct. 23, 1982.
Further obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by the Carson-Wall Funeral Home.
Todd Rowe, 49, of Parsons died early Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at his home. He had been in his usual health and death was not expected. He was preceded in death by his parents, Larry Joe and Nancy (Rhoades) Rowe.
Complete obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.
Carl A. Fontelroy
BELLEVILLE, Ill. — Carl A. Fontelroy, 60, of Belleville, Ill., formerly of Parsons, died at 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, in Belleville.
He was born July 9, 1951, in Parsons to Walter Sr. and Claretha (Ponds) Fontelroy. As a young boy, he grew up and attended school in Parsons and was a 1968 graduate of Parsons High School. Following graduation, he served 23 years in the Navy. While in the Navy, he was stationed at the San Diego Naval Base...
Fred J. Bergkamp
CHETOPA — Fred J. Bergkamp, 71, of Chetopa died at 1:38 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at Oswego Community Hospital.
He was born Jan. 5, 1940, in St. Joseph Ost to Fred Sr. and Elizabeth (May) Bergkamp. He attended elementary school in St. Joseph Ost, was a graduate of Andale High School and attended business college in Wichita. He later served in the U.S. Army and the National Guard Reserves.
He married Lou Ann Eck on July 26, 1961, in St. Ma...
SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Richard G. “Dick” Simon. 90, a former Parsons resident, died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, in Sunnyvale, Calif. He moved there from Greeley, Colo., where he lived many years.
In the 1950s he lived in Parsons and taught at the former West Junior High School.
He was born in 1921 at Carterville, Mo., to John and Frances Simon. He moved to Greeley from Parsons in 1960 and taught music in the Greeley-Evans School District 6 for many ye...
OSWEGO — Fred Bergkamp, 71, of Chetopa died at 1:38 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at Oswego Community Hospital. His wife, Lou Ann Bergkamp, survives of the home.
The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Mother of God Catholic Church in Oswego. The rosary will be recited at 5 p.m. Sunday at the church, where the family will receive friends immediately following the rosary.
Memorials are suggested to help defray funeral expenses. These may ...
Carl A. Fontelroy
BELLEVILLE, Ill. — Carl A. Fontelroy, 60, of Belleville, Ill., formerly of Parsons, died at 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, in Belleville. He is survived by his wife, Doris Fontelroy, of the home; and mother, Claretha Fontelroy, of Parsons.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Watson Memorial Church of God in Christ in Parsons. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday at ...
CHERRYVALE — Louise Brothers, 95, of Cherryvale died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, at her home.
She was born Dec. 18, 1915, at Liberty to Wilson and Josephine Jane (Van Cleave) Eikenberry. She attended Liberty and Cherryvale schools and graduated from Cherryvale High School in 1932.
She married Ernest Virgil Brothers on Sept. 26, 1940, at Sedan. He died July 11, 1977.
Survivors include a son, Ernest W. “Dob” Brothers of rural Cherryvale; a daughter, ...
Alice Marie Rehmert
BURLINGTON — Alice Marie Rehmert, 83, of Burlington, died on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at the Life Care Center of Burlington, where she had been a resident since 2008.
She was born June 15, 1928, in St. Paul to William A. and Grace C. (Richardson) Madl.
She married Nolan Rehmert on June 5, 1946, in Oswego. He died on Nov. 21, 1998.
Mrs. Rehmert had worked as a seamstress for a garment factory and then later out of her home.
Survivors include son,...
Marian Hughes Shuff
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — Marian Hughes Shuff, 93, died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, in her home in Hot Springs, Ark.
She was born in Parsons to Rees and Isabel (Savage) Hughes. She remained a loyal Kansan all her life, even though she lived in 11 states and several cities in each. She attended Washburn College in Topeka and received a master of arts degree from Syracuse University, an education specialist degree from Pittsburg State University and a do...
Patsy Ann Downum
CARTHAGE, Mo. — Patsy Ann Downum, 80, formerly of Oswego, died at 11:21 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, in Carthage, Mo., following a brief illness.
She was born Dec. 30, 1930, in McCune to Frank and Esther Hevel.
She graduated from Oswego High School in 1948 and then attended Labette Community Junior College. Upon receiving her teacher's certification she taught kindergarten through eighth grade at Hackberry School.
She married Homer Ray Do...
Helen B. Myers
Helen B. Myers, 91, a resident of the Elmhaven East, died there at 11:50 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011.
She was born Sept. 19, 1920, at Fort Scott to Beulis F. “Bill” and Mary E. (Palmer) Kautz. She grew up in Pittsburg and graduated from Pittsburg High School and Kansas State Teachers College, now known as Pittsburg State University.
On June 14, 1945, she married John C. Myers at Vallejo, Calif. After their marriage they lived in California, the...
Tom J. Hinman
CHETOPA — Tom J. Hinman, 59, of rural Chetopa died Wednesday evening, Sept. 28, 2011, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin. He is survived by his wife, Paula Hinman, of the home.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa. Burial will be in Oswego Cemetery. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The funeral...
John L. Brown
MOUND VALLEY — John L. Brown, 80, a longtime excavation contractor of Mound Valley, died Tuesday evening, Sept. 27, 2011, from injuries sustained in a lawn mowing accident at his home.
He was born on June 16, 1931, in Wichita to Clyde and Ruby (Posey) Brown. He grew up and attended school in the Wichita/Derby area.
On July 25, 1952, he married his schoolmate, Darlene Conrad, in Chanute.
He served in the U.S. Army from April 1955 until being h...
Wanda L. Scott
CHETOPA — Wanda L. Scott, 72, of Chetopa died at 8:11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at McCune-Brooks Hospital in Carthage, Mo., following a six-month illness.
She was born on June 23, 1939, in Quinton, Okla.
She had lived in Chetopa the last 27 years.
She was employed as a waitress.
Survivors include a son, Bobby Scott of Bartlett; two daughters, Pamela Brown of Cherokee and Rebecca Sanders of Chetopa; a brother, Henry Neal of Bakersfield, Ca...
Doyle Dennis Houk
ERIE — Doyle Dennis Houk, 64, of Erie died at 10:34 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at Labette Health.
He was born on Aug. 28, 1947, at the family homestead near Humansville, Mo., to Walter Russell and Beulah Irene (Burchett) Houk. He attended school at Humansville and graduated from Humansville High School. He attended church growing up and was saved in May 1959 and later baptized in June.
He married Esther Jeanette Mann on June 17, 1967, at...
Bill L. Dunnic
BEND, Ore. — Bill L. Dunnic, 73, of Bend, Ore., died on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at his home following a lengthy illness.
He was born on Nov. 20, 1937, to John William and Alice Maude (Atkinson) Dunnic. He was raised in the McCune area and attended school there.
He worked in the mining industry for many years.
Survivors include his longtime companion, Sue Remmich of the home; two daughters, Lori Cole of Pittsburg and Tracy Wertz of Altamont; ...
John L. Brown
MOUND VALLEY — John L. Brown, 80, a longtime excavation contractor of Mound Valley, died Tuesday evening, Sept. 27, 2011, from injuries sustained in a mowing accident at his home. He is survived by his wife, Darlene Brown, of the home.
Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, Altamont, will announce complete obituary details and funeral arrangements later.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.
INDEPENDENCE — Elvira Ortega, 85, of Independence, formerly of Cherryvale, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at her home.
She was born on Nov. 8, 1925, in Benedict to Julio and Maria Cortez. She attended school at Morehead.
She married Everett Ogle in 1946. He died in 1971. She married Jesse Ortega in 1978. She worked for Vallis-Wngroff in Cherryvale for 20 years before retiring.
Survivors include nine children, Richard Ortega, Marsha Humphries, D...