Phyllis Nadine Davidson
Phyllis Nadine Davidson, 77, of Parsons, formerly of Chanute, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at Labette Health in Parsons.
She was born in Howard on May 3, 1933, the daughter of Howard and Hazel (Hillis) Estep. She graduated from Wichita High School.
She married Sheridan L. Davidson on Aug. 17, 1952. He preceded her in death.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her children, Craig Davidson of Chanute, Sheri Smith of Humboldt, Kevin Davidson ...
Larry Gail McKee
COLUMBUS — Larry Gail McKee, 71, of rural Columbus died Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at his home. He was born June 16, 1939, on the family farm to John William and Thelma Irene (Burrows) McKee. He graduated from CCCHS in 1956, from Kansas State College of Pittsburg 1961 with a bachelor of science in education and Pittsburg State University in 1979 with a master of science degree. He married Carolyn Louise Frobish on May 29, 1962, at the First Ch...
Robert Eugene ‘Woody’ Woodworth
Robert Eugene “Woody” Woodworth, 69, of Parsons died at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, at his home. His death followed a short illness. He was born April 12, 1941, at Melrose, a son of Roy T. and Ruth (Tatum) Woodworth. Later that year, his family moved to Parsons, where he grew up and attended school. He married Jane Ward on Oct. 13, 1962, at Parsons. The couple then moved to Kansas City, Mo., where he worked at Western Auto. They re...
John R. Pranker
John R. Pranker, 54, of Parsons died early Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at his home. Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa will announce obituary details and funeral arrangements later. Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.
Arietta M. Daniels
Arietta M. Daniels, 78, died on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. She was born on Nov. 11, 1931, in Parsons to William LaRue and Beulah (Harding) LaRue. She married Charles E. “Chuck” Daniels on May 7, 1953, in Parsons. He survives. She was a homemaker. Other survivors include three daughters, Robyn Plunkett of Paola, Terri Martin of Coto de Caza, Calif., and Kelly Dawson of Colwich; a son, Charles Daniels Jr. of Clearwater; two brothers, Fred LaRue...
George W. ‘Billy’ Tullis
CHETOPA — George W. “Billy” Tullis, 62, of Chetopa died at 6 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at the Chetopa Manor. He had been a resident there since Dec. 9, 1999. He was born Nov. 12, 1947, at Parsons to George W. and Betty Lou (Kemmerer) Tullis. He had been mentally handicapped since birth. Billy resided in Bartlett until moving to Chetopa in 1999. Billy enjoyed playing with toy trucks and watching movies and television. Survivors include a c...
Lois Jeannine Hefley
WEBB CITY, Mo. — Lois Jeannine Hefley, 74, of Webb City, Mo., died on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010. She was born in Lyons on Nov. 26, 1935, to Hiram and Mary Marceline (Tener) Smith. Lois graduated from Lyons High School. She attended Sterling College, Pittsburg State University and Emporia State University. She had a bachelor of arts degree and a masters degree in library science. She married Gary Jackson Sr. They later divorced. She married B...
Clarence D. Graybill
ALTAMONT — Clarence D. Graybill, 92, of rural Altamont died Friday morning, Oct. 8, 2010, at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington. He was born April 2, 1918, in Dewey County, Okla., to Joe and Cora (Ireton) Graybill. He grew up in Oklahoma and attended Rhea School. On Jan. 22, 1938, he married Helen Peck in Cheyenne, Okla. Following their marriage they made their home in the Custer County, Okla., where they farmed until moving to t...
Charles W. Foster
Charles W. Foster, 75, of Edna died at 12:05 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at Labette Health. He had been in failing health for several months. He was born June 29, 1935, near Edna to George and Neva (Leka) Foster. He grew up and attended grade school there at the Star School. He graduated from Labette County Community High School in 1952 and then graduated from Coffeyville Junior College. He farmed and raised cattle throughout his adult l...
Floyd E. Hamilton
CHERRYVALE — Floyd Eugene Hamilton, 74, of Cherryvale died at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at his home. He was born on July 31, 1936, at Earlton to William Floyd and Mildred (Splain) Hamilton. He attended schools in Earlton and Chanute. He retired from the U.S. Air Force. He married Shirley Ann Tremain on Jan. 17, 1956, at Iola. She preceded him in death on Sept. 18, 2004. He worked for 28 years for Weaver Construction in Aurora, Colo...
Marvin D. Bean
PITTSBURG — Marvin D. Bean, 64, of Pittsburg died at 10:13 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg. He was born June 12, 1946, at Pittsburg to Milo W. and Louise (Easter) Bean. He attended schools in Parsons and graduated from Parsons High School. On Feb. 25, 1967, he married Linda J. Schubert at Parsons. She survives of the home. Mr. Bean was a self-employed flooring contractor for many years. He also worked for F...
Kathalene Jane Weaver
ROGERS, Ark. — Kathalene Jane Weaver, 76, of Rogers, Ark., died on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, in Rogers. She was born April 3, 1934, in Bellefonte, Ark., to Haskell Floyd and Faye (McDonald) Williams. She was a member of the Colonial Baptist Church of Rogers and was retired from Wal-Mart. Survivors include a son, Doyle Gene Weaver Jr. of Arlington, Texas; two daughters, Jeannie Nichols and Margie Edens, both of Rogers, Ark.; five grandchildren; ...
Vernon Eugene Fouts
BRONSON, Fla. — Vernon Eugene Fouts, 83, of Bronson, Fla., died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, at the Tri County Hospice Center in Chiefland, Fla.
He was born on Aug. 25, 1927, in Parsons to Verlie and Marie (Keene) Fouts.
He married Rosaleen Smith on March 24, 1945, in Parsons. She survives.
Mr. Fouts worked for Foodtown Stores, Pittsburg, from 1958 to 1982, having served as market manager, store manger, assistant meat supervisor, produce superv...
Claudia Ewing, 87, a longtime Parsons resident, died at 12:40 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at the Broken Arrow Nursing Home in Broken Arrow, Okla.
She was born Feb. 23, 1923, near Edna to William John and Anna (Graue) Murphy. She attended schools in Labette County and graduated from Oswego High School in 1940.
On May 8, 1943, she married Glen Kneale Ewing in Cherryvale. After their marriage they lived in Independence, where Glen was stationed...
COFFEYVILLE — Pearl Wilson, 97, of Coffeyville, formerly of Chetopa, died at 11:51 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, at her home in Coffeyville. She was born Sept. 30, 1913, in Nowata County, Okla., to T.R. and Carrie (Burnsides) Palmer. As a young girl, she attended Thompson and Pettit schools. She married Alvin Kerns. They later divorced. On Aug. 9, 1958, she married James M. “Jim” Wilson. He preceded her in death May 26, 2010. For more t...
Freida L. Conrad
Freida L. Conrad, 88, a retired Parsons elementary school teacher, died at 3:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, at Elmhaven East nursing home in Parsons.
She was born Oct. 25, 1921, in Parsons to Ralph S. and Reba F. (Russell) Brown. Her father died in a work-related accident when she was a small child, and she was raised by her mother and stepfather, Oran Mathis. She attended Parsons schools, graduated from the Galesburg High School in 1940 a...
Monte G. Fraker
Monte G. Fraker, 62, of Parsons died at 8:20 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, at Elmhaven West. He was born Nov. 14, 1947, at Erie a son of Searel R. and Druscella K. (Peifer) Fraker. He graduated from Galesburg High School. Upon graduation, he was drafted into the United States Army at age 18. He served in Vietnam from November 1967 until April 1969. For his service there, Mr. Fraker received the Bronze Star, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the...
Veta Frances DeGraff
Veta Frances DeGraff, 93, of Parsons, died at 9:05 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at Elmhaven East.
She was born May 4, 1917, in Concordia to Harrison and Meta (Gram) Quinnette. As a young girl, she grew up in the Concordia area, where she attended schools.
She married Leonard William DeGraff in 1939 in Concordia. Following marriage, they moved to Minnesota, where they owned and operated a fishing resort. In 1948, they returned to Concordia, ...
Evelyn R. Karstetter
OSWEGO - Evelyn R. Karstetter, 94, of Oswego died at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at Chetopa Manor in Chetopa. She was born Dec. 30, 1915, in Deport, Texas, to Martin Luther and Clarissa Jane (Richardson) Smith. She graduated from Austin High School in El Paso, Texas. She worked for Peyton Packing Co. and Standard Oil Co. as a bookkeeper. On May 16, 1945, she married Everett Karstetter. They moved to rural Mound Valley in 1948. In...
Ruth E. Shepard
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ruth E. Shepard, 85, of Kansas City, Mo., died of complications from a hip fracture and Alzheimer’s on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, at NorthCare Hospice in North Kansas City, Mo. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 1995.
She was born on Jan. 1, 1925, in Kansas City, Mo., and adopted by Thomas and Maude (Trowbridge) Keegan in May 1925. She attended elementary and high school in Dennis.
She married Orville A. Shepard in November...