Albert Leon Erwin
Albert Leon Erwin, 62, of Parsons died at 11:45 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2013, at his home. He had been in failing health since January.
He was born on April 11, 1951, at Kansas City, Mo., to Jackson and Orpha (Granser) Erwin. He grew up at Kansas City and attended Kansas City schools, graduating from Northeast High School in Kansas City.
He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Following his honorable discharge he moved ...
Carl S. "Blaza" Morton, 61, of Parsons died at 1:24 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in Pittsburg.
He was born April 27, 1952, at Parsons a son of Warren H. and Margaret I. (Graham) Morton. He was raised in here and attended Parsons schools. During the 1970s he worked a short time at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant.
Survivors include his mother, Margaret I. Morton of Parsons; a brother, James Henry Morton of Muskogee...
Technical Sgt. Larry Jerome "Cricket" Adams (U.S. Air Force, retired), 75, of Parsons died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at Elmhaven East. He had been in failing health due to multiple myeloma (bone marrow cancer).
He was born April 29, 1938, in Chanute to Lyle J. and Elnora (Baker) Adams. He grew up in Parsons, graduating from Parsons High School in 1956 and Parsons Junior College in 1958.
In November 1960 he entered the United Stat...
Technical Sgt. Larry Jerome "Cricket" Adams (retired), 75, of Parsons died at 4:30 p.m. June 5, 2013, at Elmhaven East.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Mount Hope Cemetery in Humboldt. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Furthur obituary details will be announced by the Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Parsons.
Ida M. Myers
Ida M. Myers, 65, of Parsons died at 7:58 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at Labette Health. She had been in her usual health and death was not expected.
She was born Aug. 15, 1947, in Parsons to Orville and Myrtle (Amrine) Collins. She grew up in Parsons where she attended schools.
She married Kerris Myers in Parsons. They later divorced.
Survivors include a son, Aaron Myers of Tucson, Ariz.; a daughter, Frankie Myers of Parsons; six grandchild...
Dana Jane Saliba
Dana Jane Saliba, 83, a longtime Parsons resident, died at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at The Sweet Life at Grand Court Care Center in Overland Park.
She was born on Nov. 8, 1929, at Parsons to Jay and Clela (Alderson) Richmond. She grew up in Parsons and attended Parsons schools, graduating from Parsons High School. Her parents owned and operated the Richmond Music Home for many years and she worked there in her youth...
Ida M. Myers
Ida M. Myers, 65, of Parsons died at 7:58 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at Labette Health. She had been in her usual health and death was not expected. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kerris Myers.
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 Morton, 61, of Parsons died at 1:24 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in Pittsburg.
Further obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by the Carson-Wall Funeral Home.
Dana Jane Saliba
Dana Jane Saliba, 83, a longtime Parsons resident, died at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at the Brookdale Place in Overland Park.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.
Clara Van Leeuwen-Frederick
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Clara "Clare" Van Leeuwen-Frederick, 74, of Kansas City, Mo., died on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in Kansas City.
She was born on June 26, 1938, in St. Paul to Anthony and Eugenia Smith-VanLeeuwen.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Edward Frederick of the home; and three brothers, Rod Van Leeuwen of Hot Springs Village, Ark., Ben Van Leeuwen of Bloomington, Ind., and Father Joseph Van Leeuwen C.P. of Cochin, India.
Lillian Thomason Biddle
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Lillian Biddle, 97, died Sunday, May 12, 2013, at Paramount Healthcare in San Antonio, Texas.
She was born July 21, 1915, near Sheridan, Wyo., to William and Alice Ganther. She was a resident of Parsons in retirement.
Survivors include her brother, Kenneth Ganther of San Antonio, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her father, William Ganther; her sister, Della Ganther; her mother, Alice Ganther; her husband, Donald Thom...
Nedra A. Kirkland
COFFEYVILLE — Nedra A. Kirkland, 83, of Coffeyville passed away at 11:28 a.m. Sunday, June 2, 2013, at the Coffeyville Regional Medical Center in Coffeyville.
She was born Dec. 25, 1929, in Fredonia to Orville and Vesta (Rauch) Garland. As a young girl, she moved with her family to Mound Valley, where she grew up, attended school and was a graduate of Mound Valley High School.
On May 7, 1949, she married Fredrick Paul Kirkland in Oswego. Aft...
NAPLES, Fla. — Paul Anthony “Tony” Wells, 72, died on Friday, May 31, 2013, in Naples, Fla., after a battle with cancer.
Tony was born in Parsons on Aug. 23, 1940, to Dale R. and Marguerite (Doughman) Wells. He grew up in Parsons and graduated from Parsons High School in 1958. His father, Dale Wells, was president of the First National Bank of Parsons when he died in 1967.
He studied music and was a voice major at Oberlin College in Ohio with...
Sue Cuddy Almond
Sue Cuddy Almond, 72, of Parsons died at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Elmhaven West.
She was born Aug. 27, 1940, in Parsons to Edward L. and Nellie M. (Richmond) Cuddy. She grew up in Parsons and graduated from Parsons High School in 1958.
She married Frank Almond. He preceded her in death. She had attended Parsons Foursquare Church and enjoyed cross stitching as a hobby. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sons, Timothy Almo...
These items were taken from the Sun’s editions 20, 30 and 40 years ago.
June 4, 1973
A gain of 733 over 1972 was shown in Parsons’ population as recorded for the year’s state census, the Labette County clerk reported. The final figure was put at 12,798 by Quincy Greer, who said that his office in Oswego was working on the final township — Walton — and the county count then would be complete. The Parsons gain was attributed to three factors — ...
Sandra K. Jones
ALTAMONT — Sandra K. Jones, 61, of Altamont died on Wednesday, May 28, 2013, at Labette Health in Parsons.
She was born on Dec. 9, 1951, in Parsons to Walter D. Allen Sr. and Sylvia J. (Vance) Allen. She grew up in Altamont, where she completed her education at Labette County. She completed her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy in 1976 at the University of Kansas, Lawrence.
In May 1976, she enlisted in the U.S. Army. She earned the ran...
Frances ‘Fran’ M. Clay
CHERRYVALE — Frances “Fran” M. Clay, 66, of Cherryvale died at 5:25 a.m. Thursday, May 30, 2013, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin.
She was born on May 25, 1947, in Philadelphia to Frank J. and Mary C. (Holovachuk) Dzikowski. She grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from Frankford High School in 1964.
On June 6, 1976, in Cherryvale she married James D. Clay. He survives of the home.
In her earlier years, she worked in advertising in Pennsylvania,...
Charles E. ‘Charlie’ Haven
CHETOPA — Charles E. “Charlie” Haven, 82, of Chetopa died at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at his home.
He was born on Oct. 12, 1930, in Tulsa to Ezra Ernest and Gertrude Marie (Brewer) Haven. He grew up and attended school in Sand Springs, Okla., and California.
He served in the U.S. Navy.
On Feb. 20, 1951, he married Joan E. Roberts in Tulsa. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include three daughters, Debbie Sue Goodhue of Sprin...
Patrice Jolynn (Everman) Caywood
Patrice Jolynn (Everman) Caywood, 50, of Parsons died at 7:35 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at her home.
She was born on Oct. 10, 1962, at Wichita to Joe E. and Marilyn J. (Edmondson) Everman. She attended Chanute and Humboldt schools, graduating from Chanute High School.
She was employed at Dwayne’s Photo as a photo specialist.
On Aug. 17, 1979, she married Doug P. Bratten at Chanute. They later divorced.
She married Donald L. Caywood o...
Charles E. Haven
CHETOPA — Charles E. Haven, 82, of Chetopa died at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Joan Haven, of the home.
The graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lake Creek Cemetery near Bartlett. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa.
The funeral home will announce complete obituary details later.
Online condolences may be left at www.f...