Billy E. Blake
Billy E. Blake, 68, of Parsons died Wednesday morning, March 6, 2013, at his home. He had been in failing health, but his death was unexpected.
He was born on Aug. 5, 1944, at Parsons to William and Freida (Folmer) Blake. He grew up in Parsons and attended Parsons and Altamont schools.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
He worked at Grandview Products. He retired in 2007.
He married Linda Winters on Nov. 23, 1966, at Parsons....
Phyllis E. Nutt
McCUNE — Phyllis E. Nutt, 83, a longtime resident of McCune, died at 4:25 a.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Oswego Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where she had resided for the past 11 years.
She was born on Dec. 31, 1929, in Beulah to Elba Earl and Ethel Francina (Burris) Martin. As a young girl, she grew up in the Hiattville, Girard and McCune areas and was a graduate of McCune High School.
Through the years, she had worked as a special ed...
The Rev. Alvin L. Daetwiler
The service for the Rev. Alvin L. Daetwiler, 91, of Parsons will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Christian Church in Parsons. Burial will be Monday afternoon in Mount Hope Cemetery in Independence. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to First Christian Church of Parsons or the PKD Foundation (Polycystic Kidney Disease) and may be left at or sent ...
James B. Head
Mr. James B. Head, 89, of Parsons died at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Elmhaven West nursing home.
He was born on Sept. 4, 1923, at Parsons to Bruce S. and Norma (Saunders) Head. He grew up and attended school at Parsons.
For the majority of his life, he owned and operated Head’s Dairy. He later was employed at Dayton Superior until he retired.
On Aug. 10, 1956, he married Nancy Jean Johnson. She preceded him in death on Sept. 27, 1993...
Barbara Ann Thompson
ALTAMONT — Barbara Ann “Ladybug” Thompson, 64, of rural Altamont died at 10:20 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2013, at her home. She had been in failing health.
She was born on Sept. 6, 1948, in Parsons to Louis G. and Ruth L. (Grady) Herold. She attended Altamont Grade School and was a graduate of Labette County Community High School. She attended John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark.
On July 5, 1969, she married Robert Lee Thompson in Altamon...
James B. Head
James B. Head, 89, of Parsons died at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Elmhaven West nursing home.
Carson-Wall Funeral Home will announce further obituary details later.
Billy E. Blake
Billy E. Blake, 68, of Parsons died Wednesday morning at his home. He had been in failing health, but his death was unexpected.
Among his survivors is his wife, Linda Blake of the home.
Carson-Wall Funeral Home of Parsons will announce further obituary information and service arrangements later.
NOBLE, Okla. — John Miller, 74, of Noble, Okla., died Monday evening, March 4, 2013, at Norman Specialty Hospital.
He was born on Nov. 14, 1938, in Bend, Ore., to Virgil Earl and Birta Luthishia (France) Miller. He was raised and attended public schools in Portland, Ore.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on April 18, 1956, in Portland. He served his country proudly for 3 1/2 years before being honorably discharged in 1960 in San Diego.
He married L...
Dorothy Hardman, 95, of Parsons died at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Elmhaven West nursing home in Parsons.
She was born on Aug. 23, 1917, on a farm north of McCune to William Homer and Maggie R. (Ulery) Ruby. She was the youngest of seven children. She grew up in the McCune area and attended Mount Carmel Country School.
Her first marriage was to Robert Leslie Hobson on Dec. 7, 1935, in rural McCune. He was killed in action on Jan. ...
The Rev. Alvin L. Daetwiler
The Rev. Alvin L. Daetwiler, 91, of Parsons died at 5:10 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Parsons Presbyterian Manor. Among survivors is his wife, Jean.
Carson-Wall Funeral Home will announce further obituary details and funeral arrangements later.
Dorothy Hardman, 95, of Parsons died at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Elmhaven West nursing home.
The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Parsons. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Parsons Foursquare Church or the Parsons Senior Center and may be left at or sent to the funeral home, Box ...
Tina Marie Dixon service
The family of Tina Marie Dixon will have a celebration of life at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Masonic Lodge in Parsons. Dixon died on Aug. 2, 2012. Friends and family are invited to the potluck-style celebration.
Ethie P. Farmer
Ethie P. Farmer
ERIE — Ethie P. Farmer, 86, of Erie, a former Parsons resident, died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul. She had been in failing health.
She was born on Jan. 29, 1927, at Erie to Manford and Cora (Ratliff) Bonine. She attended Erie schools and graduated from Erie High School in 1944. While in high school, she worked at Glasner Produce, for Dr. E.C. Bryan and for R.B. Smith,...
Barbara (Herold) Thompson
ALTAMONT — Barbara (Herold) Thompson, 64, of Altamont died at 10:20 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2013, at her home. Her husband, Robert L. “Bob” Thompson, survives of the home.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Altamont. Burial will be in Elston Cemetery, northeast of Altamont. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Altamont.
Memorials are suggested to the Girl S...
LeRoy ‘Bud’ Breiner
ERIE — LeRoy “Bud” Breiner, 93, of Erie died at 5:45 a.m. Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul. Death followed a brief illness.
He was born on Sept. 27, 1919, on a farm east of Chanute to Gus and Julia (Friederich) Breiner. He grew up on the farm and attended a country school.
On July 8, 1967, he married Bernice Epperson McKisson at Hamilton, Ill. They continued living on the farm east of Chanute until movin...
Thomas James ‘Tom’ Harmon
QUENEMO — Thomas James “Tom” Harmon, 52, of Quenemo died on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.
He was born on March 15, 1960, in St. Charles, Mo., to Bobby E. and Rose A. (Vitt) Harmon. He was a graduate of St. Paul High School and graduated from Pittsburg State University School of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning.
Mr. Harmon was employed by Frito Lay as a maintenance technician for 27 years.
He was an active member of the West Franklin community and...
Joyce Marie Horton
Joyce Marie Horton, 45, of Parsons died at 4:20 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at Freeman West Health System in Joplin.
She was born on June 15, 1967, in Girard to Gary Sr. and Marsha (Collins) Horton.
Survivors include her parents of Girard; a brother, Gary Horton Jr. and his wife, Danielle, of Farlington; a sister, Marilyn Jergens and her husband, Brian, of San Antonio; her nieces and nephews, Brian C. Jergens and his wife, Jennifer, Josh Be...
Robert J. ‘Bob’ Greenough
Robert J. “Bob” Greenough passed away peacefully at his home in Parsons at 10:10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. He had been in failing health.
Bob was born Sept. 12, 1940, in Boston to Robert A. Greenough and Mary Irene (Moneypenny) Greenough. At the age of 5, he moved to North Reading, Mass., where he attended school. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1958 and was stationed at Schilling AFB in Salina. Upon his honorable discharge in 1962, h...
Paul Edward Smith
WICHITA — Paul Edward Smith, 81, formerly of Parsons, a retired Gas Service Co. troubleshooter and Navy veteran, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013.
He was a Christian man who enjoyed volunteering with various organizations and loved people, especially his neighbors.
He was preceded in death by his wives, Wanda, Millie and Ann.
Survivors include sons, Mike (Tina) Smith and Tim (Janella) Smith; children, Ken, Don, Glenda, Tina, Joe, Sheril...
Rick D. Vannoster
AFTON, Okla. — Rick D. Vannoster, 58, of rural Afton, Okla., died at 11:49 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.
He was born July 18, 1954, in Wichita to Robert Daniel and Berthann (Guest) Vannoster. Rick was a 1972 graduate of Field Kindley High School.
He was a railroader, working for Union Pacific Railroad for a time.
He married Dee A. Hoffman on Dec. 31, 1977, in Wichita.
Survivors include his wif...