Joyce E. Baker
ALTAMONT — Joyce E. Baker, 81, of Altamont died at 7:45 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at her home.
She was born June 17, 1930, in Altamont to James L. and Lena I. (Lewis) Baker. She grew up and attended schools in Altamont and was a 1950 graduate of Labette County Community High School. Prior to marriage, she worked at Hallmark Cards in Parsons.
She married Thomas L. “Tom” Baker in Winfield. They made their family home in Altamont, where the...
Catherine "Kate" Emert
IOLA — Catherine "Kate" Emert of Iola died at the home of her daughter Monday, Feb. 13, 2012.
She and her family moved to Iola in 1961. She worked at H.L. Miller's and then was office manager at Columbia Metal Products for 24 years, retiring in 1993.
She was a member of Kappa Alpha Sorority and enjoyed her hobbies of bowling, quilting, ceramics and china painting.
Survivors include two daughters, Becky Shinn and her husband, Alan, of Uniontow...
Leo Lauren 'De' DeMoss
CHERRYVALE — Leo Lauren "De" DeMoss, 79, of Cherryvale died at 2 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Independence.
He was born July 31, 1932, at Parsons a son of Will and Vessa May DeMoss. He was raised in Parsons and attended school here. Upon completing high school he enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1953 and served with the Strategic Air Command. After retiring in 1972 he moved to Independence and operated De’s Uph...
Joyce E. Baker
ALTAMONT — Joyce E. Baker, 81, of Altamont died at 7:45 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at her home. She is survived by her husband, Tom Baker, of the home.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Altamont. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Altamont.
Memorials are suggested to the First ...
Ronald Allen Jump
Ronald Allen Jump, 44, of Parsons died at 1:22 p. m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at the Wesley Medical Center at Wichita with his family by his side.
He was born June 7, 1967, at Neodesha, a son of Larry Wayne and Gayle Ann (Velia) Jump. He grew up and attended schools at St. Paul. After high school he moved to Parsons and worked as a millwright for various construction companies.
He married Patty Johnson on April 20, 1991, at Parsons. They late...
James L. Kinne
ERIE — James L. Kinne, 72, of Erie died at 1:48 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at Labette Health in Parsons. He had been in failing health the past year.
He was born April 13, 1939, on a farm near Erie to Orton Albert Jr. and Gladys (Moses) Kinne. He graduated from Erie High School in 1957 and from Parsons Junior College in 1959. In 1963 he graduated from what is now Pittsburg State University and then attended Officer’s Training School from Fe...
William H. 'Bill' Hinkle
William H. “Bill” Hinkle, 82, of Parsons died at 11:55 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at Labette Health in Parsons.
He was born March 6, 1929, at Picher, Okla., to William R. and Edna Hinkle. He grew up there and graduated from Picher High School.
He worked for Safeway stores for 35 years, serving as a store manager in Miami, Okla., and in Parsons. His hobbies included fishing, gardening and growing flowers.
Survivors include his son, William...
James L. “Jim” Kinne
ERIE — James L. “Jim” Kinne, 72, of Erie died at 1:48 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at Labette Health in Parsons. He had been in failing health. His wife, Barbara Kinne, survives of the home.
Complete obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home of Erie.
Frank W. Hazlett
Frank W. Hazlett, 94, a lifelong Labette County resident, died at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at Woodridge Estates, where he had resided the past few years.
He was born Aug. 26, 1917, at Oswego to Dr. William A. Hazlett, an early day Oswego dentist, and Elizabeth (Longwell) Hazlett. He grew up in Oswego and graduated from Oswego High School in 1935. He attended Kansas State Teacher’s College at Pittsburg for two years and the Spartan ...
Ronald Allen Jump
Ronald Allen Jump, 44, of Parsons died at 1:22 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at the Wesley Medical Center at Wichita.
Further obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by Carson-Wall Funeral Home.
Larry Mark Smith
OSWEGO — Larry Mark Smith, 68, of Oswego died at 10:50 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at his home following an illness.
He was born Feb. 9, 1943, in Parsons to H.M. “Mike” and Helen Josephine (Fowler) Smith. He graduated from Parsons High School, where he played baseball and got involved in music. He co-founded the Lancer Dance Band, which was widely known in the Parsons area. He then began working for the Katy Railroad. In 1972 he moved to Nashv...
PITTSBURG — Donald Thompson, 70, of Pittsburg died at 11:19 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at the Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Frontenac.
He was born Dec. 16, 1941, in Cherokee County the son of Chester W. and Ines (Standley) Thompson.
Don was a graduate of Crawford County High School in Cherokee and then attended Pittsburg State University for two years, focusing on drafting technology.
He worked as a draftsman for the Kansas City Re-develop...
Mabel Irene Handy
COFFEYVILLE — Mabel Irene Handy, 92, of Coffeyville, formerly of Dennis, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at Windsor Place in Coffeyville.
She was born Jan. 14, 1920, in Elk County to Alfred and Eva (Redmon) Wilson. Mabel grew up in Elk County and attended Longton High School.
On Oct. 12, 1940, she married Howard Marshall Handy at El Dorado. During World War II she followed her husband while he was in the U.S. Army, living in Rockford, Ill., Augus...
COFFEYVILLE — Virginia Noble, 88, of Coffeyville died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo., after suffering a massive head injury in a fall on Jan. 13.
She was born May 6, 1923, in Independence to Emery and Mary (Clark) Copeland. Virginia graduated from Pittsburgh State College and the University of Wyoming. She taught at Garfield Elementary School from 1945 to 1988 when she retired.
She married Frank Noble in June 1...
Jackie Lee Tighe
Jackie Lee Tighe, 75, of Parsons died at 1:20 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at Freeman Hospital, Joplin.
He was born on May 20, 1936, in Redkey, Ind., to Edward Matthew and Ruth Leota (Chittum) Tighe. He graduated from Redkey High School in 1954.
He served in the U.S. Marines.
He worked as a carpenter at Local 1016, Muncie, Ind., owning and operating Tighe Construction for 40 years.
Survivors include his wife, Deloris (Myers) Tighe of the ho...
Lottie Louise Neighbors
Lottie Louise Neighbors, 85, of Parsons passed away at 1:02 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at Labette Health.
She was born on Nov. 27, 1926, at Columbus City Hospital to Bruce and Stella Marie (Poynter) Pyne. Lottie graduated from Columbus High School in 1944 and from Kansas State Teachers College (now Pittsburg State University) in 1949. She was a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority.
On completion of her education, she moved to Denver to live...
Raymond Lee Roller
McCUNE — Raymond Lee “Bub” Roller, 75, of McCune died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at Labette Health in Parsons.
He was born Feb. 3, 1936, in Maysville, Okla., to Roy and Nina (Taylor) Roller.
He worked as a farm laborer and studied one year at Carol Granderson’s Bible School, Power and Light Gospel Outreach.
He married Penny Brooks on Dec. 15, 1980, in Miami, Okla. She survives.
Other survivors are three brothers, David Roller of Siloam Springs, Ar...
Javonte Zephaniah Fields
Javonte Zephaniah Fields, son of Sandra Martinez and John Fields of Parsons was stillborn at 6:16 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at Labette Health.
Other survivors include five brothers, Dontel Martinez, Johntae Fields and Deontae Fields, all of the home, and Damion Williams and Johnquavise Seals, both of Mississippi; two sisters, Trinity Fields of the home and Sequa Young of Mississippi; maternal grandparents, Simon and Sherry Martinez of Parson...
Joyce K. Peterson
Joyce K. Peterson, 68, of Parsons died at her home at 3:55 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, 2012. She had been in failing health for the past few months.
She was born on Aug. 4, 1943, at Parsons to Harrison R. and Mary B. (Farris) Stover. She grew up and attended school in Parsons and graduated from Parsons High School in 1961.
Following high school, she worked at her family’s restaurant, the Hamburger Hut, to help put her brothers through college. She a...
Lottie Louise Neighbors
Lottie Louise Neighbors, 85, of Parsons died at 1:02 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at Labette Health in Parsons. She was the widow of William E. “Bill” Neighbors Jr., who preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 2003.
Carson-Wall Funeral Home of Parsons will announce complete obituary information and service arrangements later.