Debra ‘Kay’ Brown
BARTLETT — Debra “Kay” Brown, 37, of Bartlett died at 11:15 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2013, at her home.
She was born on Dec. 6, 1975, in Coffeyville to Cecil D. and Shirley (Brown) Kimrey. As a young girl, she grew up in Edna, where she attended Edna Grade School and was a 1994 graduate of Labette County High School in Altamont.
She attended Johnson County Community College for a year and earned an associate of science degree at Fort Scott Comm...
Ray C. Wilson
CHETOPA — Ray C. Wilson, 86, of Chetopa died at 6 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Chetopa Manor nursing home.
Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa will announce complete obituary details and funeral arrangements later.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.
Debra “Kay” Brown
BARTLETT — Debra “Kay” Brown, 37, of Bartlett died at 11:15 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2013, at her home. She is survived by her husband, David Brown, of the home.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Bartlett Christian Church. Burial will be in Edna Elm Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the Midwest Crisis Pregnancy Center in Coffeyville. These may be left at...
Abdul Nawab Omarkhail
Abdul Nawab Omarkhail, 78, of Parsons died at 1:41 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Labette Health.
He was born March 22, 1934, in Laghman, Afghanistan, to Abdul Monaff and Haniffa (Rahimullah) Omarkhail. He immigrated to the District of Columbia in the early 1960s to attend American University.
He worked recently at Wal-Mart as a greeter.
He is survived by six children, D.J. Omarkhail of Chattanooga, Tenn., Peter Omarkhail of Parsons, Sheree...
Leonard Alfred Wood
SAVONBURG — Leonard Alfred Wood, 82, of rural Savonburg died at 12:50 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Further obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Erie.
Mary K. Phillips
Mary K. Phillips, a former St. Paul resident, died at 5:55 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin. She was the wife of Jesse Phillips, who died on July 12, 2010.
Complete obituary details will be announced by Carson-Wall Funeral Home in St. Paul.
Louis A Wolken
GREELEY — Louis A. Wolken, 79, of Greeley died on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Anderson County Hospital in Garnett.
Lou was born on Aug. 26, 1933, in Greeley to August and Gertrude (Lanzrath) Wolken. He graduated from Greeley High School in 1951.
He was a member of the U.S. Army stationed in Germany.
He married Jeanette Van Leeuwen on Oct. 3, 1959, in St. Paul. This union was blessed with five children. She survives of the home.
Lou worked as...
Bobby D. Campbell
SARCOXIE, Mo. — Bobby D. Campbell, 84, formerly of Parsons, departed this life on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin.
He was born on Nov. 26, 1928, to Roscoe and Daisy (Morton) Campbell in rural Sarcoxie, Mo. He was a 1946 graduate of Sarcoxie High School. During his senior year, he was crowned Sarcoxian King of his class. He was an alumni of Pittsburg State College.
He served in the Army during the Korean War, returning ho...
The Rev. Alvin L. Daetwiler Jr.
The Rev. Alvin L. Daetwiler Jr., 91, of Parsons died at 5:10 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Parsons Presbyterian Manor. He was a retired minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
He was born on Aug. 2, 1921, in a farm home close to Lost Springs to Alvin A. and Leah G. (Notson) Daetwiler. He grew up on a farm near Herington and attended a one-room schoolhouse. He graduated from Herington High School in 1939 and for the followin...
Kenneth J. Porter
CHETOPA — Kenneth J. Porter, 79, of Chetopa died at 8:10 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Chetopa Manor nursing home.
He was born on Jan. 25, 1934, in Scoffield, Mo., to Leo Beacher and Geraldine (Camel) Porter. As a young boy, he attended Mound Valley Grade School.
He served in the U.S. Air Force.
He owned and operated a grocery store in Bronaugh, Mo., until his retirement.
Survivors include two sons, Kenny Porter of Chetopa and Kevin Porter...
Todd Hyten, 63, of Parsons died at 4:13 a.m. Friday at his home.
He was born on Sept. 8, 1949, in Wellington to William H. and Bethel J. (Adair) Hyten. He grew up there and graduated from Wellington High School. He attended the University of Kansas at Lawrence.
He had worked as a salesman of manufactured homes.
He loved gardening, fishing and cooking.
Survivors include his wife, Cathy (Cates) Hyten of the home; two daughters from a previous ...
Bobby D. Campbell
SARCOXIE, Mo. — Bobby D. Campbell, 84, a retired insurance agent, formerly of Parsons, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013. His wife, Theobell Campbell, died Nov. 1, 2008.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Sarcoxie, Mo. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to service time at the church.
Housh-Goodwin Funeral Home of Sarcoxie is in charge of arrangements.
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...