Todd J. Rowe
Todd J. Rowe, 49, of Parsons died early Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at his home.
Following cremation, a memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home. Family and friends will gather at the family home immediately following burial at Memorial Lawn Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Proud Animal Lovers Shelter. These may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, 67357.
Complete obituary details will...
Eugene M. ‘Buck’ McAtee
CONWAY, Ark. — Eugene M. “Buck” McAtee, 92, of Conway, Ark., formerly of Parsons, died at 9:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at the Conway Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. He is survived by his wife, Martha (Brewer) McAtee.
A memorial funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Parsons. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The rosary will be recited at 9 a.m. at the church before the Mass. Other obituary deta...
Wayne E. Todd
Wayne E. Todd, 90, a longtime Parsons resident and retired U.S. postal clerk, died at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at his home. His wife, Helen, survives.
Complete obituary information and service arrangements will be announced by Carson-Wall Funeral Home.
Johnna Celeste Reed
LAWTON, Okla. — Johnna Celeste Reed, 88, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, died on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, in Lawton, Okla.
Johnna Celeste Reed was born on July 3, 1923, in South Mound to John Edward and Regina Volmer Lortz. She grew up in the South Mound area, graduating from Parsons High School and attending Parsons Junior College.
Johnna married T. Jason Reed on March 2, 1942, at St. Joseph's Church. Johnna and Jason spe...
Marla M. ‘Micki’ Sayre
PITTSBURG — Marla M. “Micki” Sayre, 51, of rural Pittsburg died at 6:35 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at her home following a lengthy battle with cancer.
She was born May 21, 1960, in Oklahoma City the daughter of William and Joyce (Scheihing) Salvo.
On Feb. 5, 1998, she married Kyle Sayre in Pittsburg; he survives her of the home.
She worked as an operations manager for FedEx overseeing the Joplin and Parson offices. She had been with the compa...
Edith C. Schreppel
OSWEGO — Edith C. Schreppel, 86, of Oswego, passed away at 4:13 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. She had been in failing health, but her death was unexpected.
She was born to German emigrants Maximillian and Mary (Schenk) Pristernik on June 7, 1925, at Camp 13 in Yale. She graduated from Frontenac High School at age 16.
Edith ran away with Tony F. Schreppel to be married on Jan. 17, 1944, in Miami, Okla. From this union, seven children were born, ...
E.L. Junior ‘Sonny’ Giltner
SYCAMORE — E.L. Junior ‘Sonny’ Giltner, 75, of Sycamore died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, from injuries suffered in a vehicle accident.
He was born Aug. 4, 1936, in Parsons to Elmer L. and Cleda K. (Wiglesworth) Giltner. He attended Parsons and Labette County schools. He served in the Army and later received his general education development diploma after his service. He received an associate degree from Labette County Community College.
He owned an...
Dorothy M. Lee
CHERRYVALE — Dorothy M. Lee, 85, of Cherryvale died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011 at the Cherryvale Nursing and Rehab Center.
She was born June 18, 1926, in Toledo, Ohio, to Howard and Eva A. (Crosser) Townsend. She attended school in Toledo.
She married Herbert Jeffries on Feb. 9, 1945, in Colorado Springs, Colo. She later married Melvin Lee. They later divorced.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sons, Danny Jeffries of Cherryvale and Keith ...
Johnna Celeste Reed
LAWTON, Okla. — Johnna Celeste Reed, 88, of Lawton, Okla., formerly of Parsons, died at 6:45 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at Lawton. Her husband, T. Jason Reed, preceded her in death on Oct. 23, 1982.
Further obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by the Carson-Wall Funeral Home.
Todd Rowe, 49, of Parsons died early Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at his home. He had been in his usual health and death was not expected. He was preceded in death by his parents, Larry Joe and Nancy (Rhoades) Rowe.
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 A. Fontelroy
BELLEVILLE, Ill. — Carl A. Fontelroy, 60, of Belleville, Ill., formerly of Parsons, died at 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, in Belleville.
He was born July 9, 1951, in Parsons to Walter Sr. and Claretha (Ponds) Fontelroy. As a young boy, he grew up and attended school in Parsons and was a 1968 graduate of Parsons High School. Following graduation, he served 23 years in the Navy. While in the Navy, he was stationed at the San Diego Naval Base...
Fred J. Bergkamp
CHETOPA — Fred J. Bergkamp, 71, of Chetopa died at 1:38 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at Oswego Community Hospital.
He was born Jan. 5, 1940, in St. Joseph Ost to Fred Sr. and Elizabeth (May) Bergkamp. He attended elementary school in St. Joseph Ost, was a graduate of Andale High School and attended business college in Wichita. He later served in the U.S. Army and the National Guard Reserves.
He married Lou Ann Eck on July 26, 1961, in St. Ma...
SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Richard G. “Dick” Simon. 90, a former Parsons resident, died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, in Sunnyvale, Calif. He moved there from Greeley, Colo., where he lived many years.
In the 1950s he lived in Parsons and taught at the former West Junior High School.
He was born in 1921 at Carterville, Mo., to John and Frances Simon. He moved to Greeley from Parsons in 1960 and taught music in the Greeley-Evans School District 6 for many ye...
OSWEGO — Fred Bergkamp, 71, of Chetopa died at 1:38 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at Oswego Community Hospital. His wife, Lou Ann Bergkamp, survives of the home.
The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Mother of God Catholic Church in Oswego. The rosary will be recited at 5 p.m. Sunday at the church, where the family will receive friends immediately following the rosary.
Memorials are suggested to help defray funeral expenses. These may ...
Carl A. Fontelroy
BELLEVILLE, Ill. — Carl A. Fontelroy, 60, of Belleville, Ill., formerly of Parsons, died at 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, in Belleville. He is survived by his wife, Doris Fontelroy, of the home; and mother, Claretha Fontelroy, of Parsons.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Watson Memorial Church of God in Christ in Parsons. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday at ...
CHERRYVALE — Louise Brothers, 95, of Cherryvale died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, at her home.
She was born Dec. 18, 1915, at Liberty to Wilson and Josephine Jane (Van Cleave) Eikenberry. She attended Liberty and Cherryvale schools and graduated from Cherryvale High School in 1932.
She married Ernest Virgil Brothers on Sept. 26, 1940, at Sedan. He died July 11, 1977.
Survivors include a son, Ernest W. “Dob” Brothers of rural Cherryvale; a daughter, ...
Alice Marie Rehmert
BURLINGTON — Alice Marie Rehmert, 83, of Burlington, died on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at the Life Care Center of Burlington, where she had been a resident since 2008.
She was born June 15, 1928, in St. Paul to William A. and Grace C. (Richardson) Madl.
She married Nolan Rehmert on June 5, 1946, in Oswego. He died on Nov. 21, 1998.
Mrs. Rehmert had worked as a seamstress for a garment factory and then later out of her home.
Survivors include son,...
Marian Hughes Shuff
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — Marian Hughes Shuff, 93, died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, in her home in Hot Springs, Ark.
She was born in Parsons to Rees and Isabel (Savage) Hughes. She remained a loyal Kansan all her life, even though she lived in 11 states and several cities in each. She attended Washburn College in Topeka and received a master of arts degree from Syracuse University, an education specialist degree from Pittsburg State University and a do...
Patsy Ann Downum
CARTHAGE, Mo. — Patsy Ann Downum, 80, formerly of Oswego, died at 11:21 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, in Carthage, Mo., following a brief illness.
She was born Dec. 30, 1930, in McCune to Frank and Esther Hevel.
She graduated from Oswego High School in 1948 and then attended Labette Community Junior College. Upon receiving her teacher's certification she taught kindergarten through eighth grade at Hackberry School.
She married Homer Ray Do...
Helen B. Myers
Helen B. Myers, 91, a resident of the Elmhaven East, died there at 11:50 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011.
She was born Sept. 19, 1920, at Fort Scott to Beulis F. “Bill” and Mary E. (Palmer) Kautz. She grew up in Pittsburg and graduated from Pittsburg High School and Kansas State Teachers College, now known as Pittsburg State University.
On June 14, 1945, she married John C. Myers at Vallejo, Calif. After their marriage they lived in California, the...