Mapleton Kansas Obituaries

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Gay Eloise Post

January 13, 1933

January 21, 2016

Survivors include four sons, Ed Chaney and Dave Chaney, both of Spokane, Washington, Joe Atkisson, of Pleasanton, Kansas and Tim Atkisson, of Ft. Scott; seventeen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother, Rick Post, of Prescott, Kansas and three sisters, Elaine Shroyer, of Prescott, Carol Oakes, of Buckner, Missouri and Kathy Williams, of North Platte, Nebraska. She was preceded in death by a son, Jim Chaney, a daughter, Radene Griffith and a brother, Ray Post.

 Gay Eloise Post

Gay Eloise Post, age 83, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, died Thursday, January 21, 2016, at the Ft. Scott Mercy Hospital. She was born January 13, 1933, in Mapleton, Kansas, the daughter of Alvin Post and Suda Cathrine Edwards Post. Gay had worked as a CNA at Ft. Scott Manor for many years. She enjoyed quilting, embroidering, doing word searches and writing letters. She was a member of the Church of Christ at 1900 S. Margrave. 

Evangelist Jason Shackleford will conduct funeral services at 2:00 P.M. Monday, January 25th at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Mapleton Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Church of Christ and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.

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Brenda J. Boehm

February 22, 1955 - October 11, 2015

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Linda Ashcraft said The Mapleton Christian Church will be hosting a memorial service for Brenda Next Wed. Oct. 21 from 6-7 with finger foods to follow.  She  went to the visitation in Olathe Thursday evening and asked Brenda's sister if that was ok and she said yes.  She had wondered about all the red hat ladies and their ability to travel. 

 Linda has had a lot of people wanting to come.   Please come and  share some stories.  We all loved her for how she touched our lives..  Linda

 

Brenda J. Boehm, 60, of Mapleton, KS, passed away October 11, 2015. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am Fri., Oct. 16, 2015 at St. Paul Catholic Church, 900 S. Honeysuckle Dr., Olathe, KS. Burial follows at St. John Catholic Cemetery, 8900 Pflumm Rd., Lenexa, KS. Visitation 5:00 to 8:00 pm Thur., Oct. 15, 2015 at St. Paul Catholic Church, Olathe, with Vigil Prayer at 5:00 pm and Rosary at 8:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church, 705 S. Holbrook St., Ft. Scott, KS 67202, CASA of Bourbon County, PO Box 146, Ft. Scott, KS 66701 or CASA of Johnson and Wyandotte County, 5700 Broadmoor St., Suite 201, Mission, KS 66202. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com

Brenda was born Feb 22, 1955 in Olathe, KS to Edward M. and Marilyn T. (Koch) Boehm. She grew up in Olathe where she graduated from Olathe High School. Brenda graduated from KU with a Bachelor’s in Music Ed and a Masters in Business Admin. She taught band at Harper/Anthony Elementary School and worked for KC Power and Light for 25 years at the Hawthorne Power Plant and as Construction Services Administrator at the LaCygne Power Plant, retiring in 2010. Brenda was a Cantor for the Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Ft. Scott, KS. As an 18 year volunteer for CASA of Johnson and Wyandotte County, Brenda was a “committed voice for abused and neglected children.” In April 2014 she was recognized as the CASA Volunteer of the Year by JO/WY CASA. She also volunteered with the CASA of Bourbon County for 11 years, advocating for 24 kids as a caring and devoted volunteer. Brenda was a re-enactment volunteer for the Ft. Scott Civil War ERA and a volunteer for Johnson County Old Settlers. She was a member of Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Ft. Scott, KS. Her hobbies included dancing, singing, traveling and enjoying life on the farm. She will be dearly missed by family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents. Brenda is survived by brothers, Clement Boehm, Olathe, KS and Michael Boehm, Lenexa, KS; sister, Barbara Boehm, Lenexa, KS; uncle, Raymond Boehm, Ottawa, KS; aunts, Marjorie Hanser, Paola, KS, Catherine Boehm, Seneca, KS, Teresa Brownsburger, Harrisonville, MO, Clara Koch, Montrose, MO; many cousins and her beloved dog “Luke.”

 

 

 

 Burial services will be in Mapleton, Kansas,  October 17, 2015 at 11:00 am.  Then Family and friends will gather at the Mapleton Community Center for lunch!

Richard Neal Smith

1952--2015Richard Neal Smith, 63, went home to be with the Lord Aug. 30, 2015, at his home surrounded by his loving family. 
Richard was born Feb. 25, 1952, to Roy Jr., and Marianna Sutterby Smith in Fort Scott, Kan. He graduated from Blue Mound High School in 1970 and then furthered his education with a Mechanical Engineering degree from Kansas University. 
Richard met the love of his life on a double date in high school and married Susan (Rogers) Jan. 13, 1973. Richard and Susan were blessed with three children, their spouses and five grandchildren, Samuel Smith, his wife, Jennifer, and their son, Cooper, of Shawnee, Kan.; Ted Smith, his wife, Allison, and their children, Avery and Natalie, of Belton, Texas; and Lattica Smith Foster, her husband, Daniel, and their children, Tanner and Hayden, of the Netherlands. Richard is also survived by his mother-in-law, Eleanor Rogers, of Mapleton, Kan.; two brothers, Phillip of Paola, Kan., and Stan and his wife, Frankie, of La Harpe, Kan.; and his sister, Jennifer Smith Hughes, and her husband, Mike, of Blue Mound, Kan. 
Richard was preceded in death by his parents. 
He worked for Spectra Energy and its predecessors for 40 years. Richard became a Master Mason in 1974, a member of The Scottish Rite in Fort Scott, Kan., and a member of Abdallah Shrine in Overland Park, Kan. He was also a Past Patron of Union #15 Order of the Eastern Star in Ottawa, Kan., and a Past Patron and active member in Tomball Chapter #838 Order of the Eastern Star and Tomball Lodge #1096. He was also a longtime member of Cypresswood Free Methodist Church of Spring, Texas. 
He enjoyed wood working, computers, habitat projects and fun times with his family and colleagues. 
Richard and Susan moved to Belton, Texas, in 2014 to be closer to family, his pride and joy! 
Richard fought a brave battle with cancer. His love of life, encouraging and positive attitude and heartwarming smiles will always be with us. 
A funeral service to celebrate his life will be held Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at 10 a.m. at Klein Funeral Home in Tomball, Texas, with The Order of the Eastern Star and Masonic Lodge services. Kevin Niemann will officiate. The family will receive friends and family from 9-10 a.m. prior to the service. Burial services will be in Mapleton, Kan., at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to https://gifts.mdanderson.org for Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma (EHE) cancer research or https://rebuildhouston.org.

 

Mary Louise Smith, 94, of Baldwin City, Kansas, formerly of Blue Mound, died at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at ComfortCare Homes in Baldwin City. Mary was born August 23, 1920 in Montreal, Missouri to Edgar Harrison and Ruth Ellen (Clarke) Smith. Mary moved to Blue Mound as a child and graduated from Blue Mound High School with the Class of 1938. Mary attended two years of business school in Springfield, Missouri. On November 16, 1943 Mary enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and served her country in the waters off the Texas, Louisiana, and Florida coast until she was honorably discharged on April 10, 1946. Mary continued working for her country as an executive secretary with the General Services Administration. She retired 1978, after 37 years, with a meritorious service award. Mary joined the Mapleton Red Hat Society when she returned to the area after retirement. Mary was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, James W. and Jean C. Smith. Survivors include her sisters-in-law, Jacquie Smith of Lenexa, Kansas and Joanne Smith of Ottawa, Kansas; seven nieces and nephews, Sharon McFarland of Lenexa, Pam Smith of Plainfield, Illinois, Ed Smith of Ottawa, Jodi Smith of Ottawa, Cathy Pope of Springhill, Kansas, Tim Smith of Paola, Kansas, and Sue Angermayer of Pittsburg, Kansas.

There will be a funeral service on at 11:00 am on Monday, June 29, 2015 at Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory Mound City Chapel. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until service time. Burial will follow in Mapleton Cemetery, Mapleton, Kansas. The family suggests memorials to ComfortCare Homes of Baldwin City or Prairie Paws of Ottawa. Donations may be sent in care of the funeral home to Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, P.O. Box J, Mound City, Kansas 66056. Friends and family may leave online condolences at www.schneiderfunerals.com http://www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory Mound City Chapel.

 

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Linda Metcalf
Born: 7/9/1940
Died: 5/27/2015

Linda Lea Metcalf born July 9, 1940 left her earthly family May 27, 2015. She is the daughter of Willard and Margaret Metcalf who preceded her in death. Linda had recently moved to Odessa, TX from Wichita, KS. Prior to that, she lived in Mapleton, KS for several years. 

Her biggest joy was spending time with family, which she did on a recent trip to her family reunion. She loved gardening, bird watching, talking to family daily and playing her computer games 

Linda is preceded in death by her son, Bill Rees Jr, brothers, Bob Metcalf and Albert Metcalf, sister, Lisa Cowher and Bo her beloved sidekick of 15 years.

She is survived by her sister, Loretta Harris (Bob) of Merriam, KS, brothers, Larry Metcalf (Betty) of Bull Shoals, MO and Danny Metcalf (Joyce) of Ft Scott, KS. Three daughters, Sherrill Rees Rhodes (Zoltan) of Odessa, TX, Becky Rees Fife (David) of Wichita, KS and Cindy Rees Martinson (Richard) of Cross Timbers, MO. Six grandchildren, Dereck Miller (Crystal), Mandi Rhue (Ryan), Sarah Thurston, Adam Thurston, Robin Mason (Cameron), Heath Glasscock (Dani) and seven great grandchildren. 

A celebration of Linda’s life is being planned for a later date. The family request in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charitable organization of your choice in her name

 

 

 

Nancy Myrick

 

 

Nancy Myrick, 76, of Mapleton, Kansas died early Thursday morning March 5, 2015 at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.

 
       

Clarence

Earl

Williams

Jr.

Clarence Earl Williams, Jr., age 67, a resident of rural Mapleton, Kansas, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at his home. He was born July 15, 1947, in Emmett, Idaho, the son of Clarence E. Williams, Sr. and Birdie Thomson Williams. He had served with the United States Navy in the Vietnam War. Clarence later worked as a truck driver for various trucking companies for many years. He enjoyed farming and raising cattle as well as photography. 

Survivors include his companion of many years, Donna Davidson; five children, Diana Hesson and husband, Bill, of Stark City, Missouri, James Williams, Matthew Williams, both of Fayetteville, Arkansas; Melissa Blanck and husband, Doug, of Moody, Texas and Amanda Swicegood and husband, Justin, also of Fayetteville. Also surviving are Donna’s children, Marvin Davidson and Teresa Varin, both of Mapleton, Brian Davidson and wife, Tammy, of Redfield, Kansas and Lisa Enloe also of Mapleton; nineteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Williams, Sr. and Birdie Williams McMillen, and a daughter, Miranda Williams.

Pastor Danny Brown will conduct funeral services at 1:00 P.M. Friday, February 20th at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Moran Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online tribute wall at cheneywitt.com.


 

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Louise Bassett Post

June 19, 1918 ~ September 17, 2014

Visitation:
Fri. Sep. 19, 2014
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Cheney Witt Chapel

Service:
Sat. Sep. 20, 2014
1:30 p.m.
Mapleton Chrisitan Church

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M. Louise Schwarz Post Bassett, passed away peacefully in the embrace of God’s mercy on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 . Louise was born to Otto Carl Schwarz and Bertha Nanette Autenreith Schwarz on June 18, 1918, in New Chicago, Indiana. She attended school in both Chicago and Nevada, Missouri. She loved riding the Chicago L train, going to the Field Museum and watching the water on Lake Michigan. She completed high school at Nevada High School in Nevada, Missouri, and the Sedalia Business College in Sedalia, Missouri. Prior to her marriage she was a secretary at the Presbyterian Church in Nevada. She worked for at the Bourbon County Mental Health Center in Fort Scott as a secretary for several years. She devoted her life to being a wonderful mother, grandmother, community member and friend.

Louise was united in marriage with George F. Post at her grandparent’s home on August 20, 1940. George and Louise moved to Mapleton and resided there for 45 years. George passed away on September 9, 1985. She married Roy C. Bassett on February 10, 1990, he preceded her in death on January 8, 2007. Louise resided on the family farm for 66 years and loved being outdoors with the animals.

Louise was an active member of the Mapleton Christian Church and served as multiple roles including Superintendent, Sunday school teacher, and pianist. She often volunteered to cook or do dishes at summer Bible camps and was a devoted Christian her entire life. She enjoyed participating with the Campus Christians in the last years of her life.

She was tireless in her support of education in the community and served as president of the school board. Through her efforts, the first special education classroom was organized in Mapleton before these types of programs were state mandated. She helped locate children in Bourbon and Linn county to attend classes because she was determined that no child, regardless of disability, would be denied the opportunity for an education. She was an active supporter of the Association for Retarded Children, Special Olympics and Tri-Ko workshop services.

Louise was active in several community groups including the Delightful Time Club, the Christian Women’s Fellowship, Eastern Star, and the Azrum Temple Daughters of the Nile. She was always generous in giving of her time and talents. There was no community activity that she didn’t support with her time, finances, and energy. She had volunteered for many years at the Linn County Fair. She also enjoyed participating in Shrine related activities with her husband, George. They enjoyed their retirement traveling, going on trail rides and enjoying their grandchildren. She loved to dance and was a talented pianist. Her exuberant personality will be sorely missed.

Louise is survived by her son Greg (Sandy) Post of Mapleton and her daughters, Deborah Post Potter (William) of Pittsburg, her granddaughter Alicia Potter Burk (Bob) of Pittsburg, grandson, Gregory Dewayne Post (John) of Kansas City and several special nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sherry Louise Post on July 5, 2013, and brother, William X. Schwarz.

Pastor Don Smith and Pastor Matthew Hamilton will conduct funeral services at 1:30 Saturday, September 20th at the Mapleton Christian church with a dessert celebration immediately following. Private burial will follow in the Mapleton Cemetery. Because of road construction, those traveling to Mapleton should take 54 Hwy west of Ft. Scott to 125th St. and then north approx. 10 miles to the church. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Friday at the Cheney Witt Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Mapleton Christian Church or the PSU Campus Christians and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.

 

Wilma Carol Murrow

 

April 13, 1934 ~ August 16, 2014

Visitation:
Tue. Aug. 19, 2014
5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Cheney Witt Chapel

Service:
Wed. Aug. 20, 2014
11:00 a.m.
Mapleton Community of Christ Church

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Wilma Carol Murrow, age 80, resident of Mapleton, Kansas, died Saturday, August 16, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Missouri. She was born April 13, 1934, in Mapleton, the daughter of Irvin and Jessie Casteel Gilmore. She married Virgil Keith Murrow on May 2, 1951, in Bentonville, Arkansas. He preceded her in death in 1978. Carol worked for Mid-Western Distribution in Fort Scott as a secretary for nine years; at Sugar Valley Nursing Home as a cook for nine years; and then Eugene Ware School in Fort Scott as a cook for six years. She was a member of the Red Hat Society of Mapleton and the Community of Christ Church of Mapleton. Carol was a great cook with a special talent for chicken and noodles and also French toast. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include three sons, Michael Murrow and wife Loretta, Mapleton, Eugene Murrow and wife Donna, Holton, Kansas, and Kelly Murrow, Mapleton; two daughters, Debra Wolken and husband Harmon, Girard, and Brenda Meyer and husband Sam, Mound City, Kansas; a daughter in law, Gwen Murrow, Mapleton; a sister, Bernice Ross, Louisburg, Kansas; fifteen grandchildren; thirty three great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Kirby Murrow; a grandson, Quinten Murrow; five sisters, Erma Mayberry, Marice Peterson, Rita Curtis, and two infants; and her parents.

Elders Richard Long and David Nickelson will conduct funeral services at 11:00 Wednesday, August 20th, at the Mapleton Community of Christ Church. Burial will follow in the Mapleton Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 Tuesday evening at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Foundation and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.

 

  Raymond Roy Hueston

February 23, 1929 - August 12, 2014

Raymond Roy Hueston, 85, of Mapleton, Kansas died at 4:40 pm on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Olathe Medical Center. Raymond was born February 23, 1929 in Arcadia, Kansas to Thomas "Mac" and Nellie (Mitchell) Hueston. He graduated from Arcadia High School and Fort Scott Community College. Raymond served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. On March 29, 1964 he married Joyce Sutterby at Mapleton United Methodist Church. He was a dedicated firefighter, having helped to organize Rural Fire Dist. #3 where he served as Fire Chief for the Mapleton Station for over 20 years. Raymond worked for the Bourbon County Highway Department for many years, retiring in 1994. He was a member of the Mapleton United Methodist Church. Raymond was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, LaVerne Pressler and Maxine Hueston; his twin brother, Rolland Hueston, and brother Kenneth Hueston; and two grandchildren, Stephanie LeAnn Hueston and Justin Michael Hueston. Survivors include his wife Joyce; son Mike Hueston and wife Ginger; daughter Jolene Crystal and husband Marty; grandchildren Zak Hueston, Katie Hueston, Raylene and Thomas Burton, Kaylyn Crystal, and Callie Crystal; great-grandkids Colby and Paityn Hueston; and several nieces and nephews. The visitation will be at Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory Mound City Chapel from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, August 15, 2014. The funeral service will be at 10:30 am on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Mapleton United Methodist Church. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Mapleton United Methodist Church or the Mapleton Fire Department. Friends and family may leave on line condolences at    www.schneiderfunerals.com    

   

 

 


 

Mathew Christian

 Wiebelhaus

 

Visitation:

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Service:
Mon. Apr. 14, 2014
10:00 a.m.
Cheney Witt Chapel

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December 12, 1995 

July 4, 2014

 

Mathew Christian Wiebelhaus

 

Matthew Christian Wiebelhaus, age 18, a resident of rural Garland, Kansas, died Friday, July 4, 2014, in Montgomery County, Kansas following a drowning accident. He was born December 12, 1995, in Parsons, Kansas, the son of Bob Wiebelhaus and Janice Loar Wiebelhaus. Matt had completed his Junior year at Fort Scott High School. He had helped his father with the family business, Wiebelhaus Tree service. He enjoyed reading, fishing and doing mechanic work as well as hanging Christmas lights.

Survivors include his parents, Bob and Janice Wiebelhaus and two brothers, Robert and Nathan Wiebelhaus. Also surviving are his grandmothers, Anna Reagan and Judy Wiebelhaus, both of Ft. Scott and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Al Loar and Gary Wiebelhaus.

Rev. Paul Rooks will conduct funeral services at 10:00 A.M. Monday, July 14th at the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in the Mapleton Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Matt Wiebelhaus Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.

 

Memorial Service

Memorial services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Farlington United Methodist Church with burial in the Farlington Cemetery.

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Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Girard High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 268, Girard, Kansas 66743.

2-11-1938   -   6-23-2014

Joan Smith, 76, of Mapleton, Kansas, formerly of Farlington, passed away, Monday, June 23, 2014, at Mercy Health of Joplin.

Joan was born February 11, 1938, in rural McCune to Robert E. and Pauline Bever Townsend. She lived most of her life in the Farlington area before moving to Mapleton in 1999. She was a 1955 graduate of Girard High School. She received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from Pittsburg State University and taught for 27 years in the Girard School District, first at Greenbush and later at Haderlein Elementary in Girard, retiring in 1999.

She married Nels A. Smith on August 4, 1955, in Farlington. He survives her at the home. Additional survivors include her children Katharine (Ralph) Stegen, Oro Valley, Arizona, Charlotte (Bill) Hollomon, Owasso, Oklahoma, Mark (Anne) Smith, Shawnee, Kansas, and Stacey (Kenneth) Cline, Mapleton, Kansas; a brother, Brian Townsend, Cedar Falls, Iowa; her stepmother, Margaret Townsend, Farlington, Kansas; her 11 grandchildren, Adriann Snow, Brandy Williams, Aaron Smith, Jessica Sangale, Jené Bradham, K. C. Cline, Dana Humphrey, Ashley Smith, Andrew Stegen, Lauren Cline, and Garrett Clin;, and 11 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Robert E. Townsend, and a sister, Betty Jean Townsend.

 

Visitation:
Sun. Jun. 1, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cheney Witt Chapel

 

lDonaldeen Mae Rei

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Service:
Mon. Jun. 2, 2014
2:00 p.m.
Community of Christ Church

 

May 10, 1928 ~ May 28, 2014

Donaldeen Mae Rei, age 86, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at the Medicalodge of Ft. Scott. She was born May 10, 1928, in Ft. Scott, Kansas, the daughter of Donald V. Kibble and Beulah Ramsey Kibble. She married Joseph Rei on June 2, 1946, at Mapleton, Kansas. He preceded her in death on January 10, 2009. Donnie had helped her husband with his trucking business. She had also helped create the Senior Citizens Center in Blue Mound. Later, she worked in the housekeeping department of Mercy Hospital. She was a member of the Community of Christ Church where she faithfully served as an elder and as a pastor. She was a member of the Mercy Hospital Auxiliary where she helped with pastoral care. She also volunteered for Care to Share. Donnie enjoyed caring for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include a son, Joe Rei, Kansas City, Missouri and a daughter, Joy Wiltse, Ft. Scott, Kansas; three grandchildren, Amy Tourtillott, Ft. Scott, Kansas, Jeremy Wiltse, Nevada, Missouri and Charles Rei, of Germany; and four great-grandchildren, Alexis and Jacob Tourtillott and Lucas and Ben Rei. Also surviving is a brother, Bob Kibble, Ft.Scott, three nephews, Kevin Thrope, Bryan Thorpe and Steve Kibble and a niece, Kim Carver. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Sue Thorpe; a son-in-law, Jon Wiltse and a nephew, Alan Kibble.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, June 2nd at the Community of Christ Church 17 & Eddy St. in Ft. Scott. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 P.M. Sunday at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Community of Christ Camp Scholarship or to Care to Share and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.

       

 

 

Betty Jean Murrow           

 

Jeanie Murrow, age 71, Blue Mound, Kansas passed away on Saturday May 24, 2014. She was born on December 8, 1942 at Blue Mound, Kansas the daughter of Lloyd and Betty Johnson Spillman. She graduated from Blue Mound High School. Jeanie married Dean Murrow on September 11, 1960 at Blue Mound. She worked as a secretary both the Jayhawk and Fort Scott school districts. She was a member of the Blue Mound United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband Dean, a son, Dale Murrow and wife Janelle, daughters; Pamela Knopp and husband Jeff, and Stacy Murrow, a sister, Carol Cox, and five grandchildren: Dillon, Griffan, Mason, Garrett and Josie. 

Funeral service will be held at 2 PM Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at the Blue Mound United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Sunny Slope Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 PM Monday at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel The family suggests contributions Linn County Sharing Bucket. On line condolences for the family can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel.

 

Erma Clayton

March 11, 1916 - March 27, 2014

Erma Arlene Clayton, 98, of Fort Scott, passed away Thursday morning March 27, 2014 at the Medicalodge in Fort Scott. She was born in Mapleton, Kansas, March 11, 1916 the daughter of Holly and Ella (Blodgett) Dennis. She married Ellsworth Clayton December 25, 1934 in Mapleton, Kansas and they were married for thirty years.

Erma was born and raised in Mapleton, Kansas, and was a member of the RLDS Church and Eastern Star. She was a hairdresser in Fort Scott for thirty-eight years, retiring in 1995.

Erma is survived by her children, Gary Clayton and his wife Juanita of Cassville, MO, and Beth McCain of Rosenberg, TX; a brother, Bobby Dennis of Dallas, TX; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son named Jackie; two brothers, Laverne “Kid” Dennis, Dave Dennis; two sisters, Hazel Stoughton and Fern Shipley, and a son-in-law, Kenny McCain.

Following cremation, memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 31, 2014 at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home with a visitation immediately following the services. Memorials may be made to Care to Share and left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall St, P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Condolences may be emailed to expressions@konantz-cheney.com.

 

Visitation:
Sun. Mar. 30, 2014
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Cheney Witt Chapel

Service:
Mon. Mar. 31, 2014
10:30 a.m.
Cheney Witt Chapel

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Darlene Marie Grant

May 9, 1925 ~ March 27, 2014

Darlene Marie Grant, age 88, a former resident of rural Mapleton, Kansas, and more recently of Chanute, Kansas, died Thursday, March 27, 2014, at her home in Chanute. She was born May 9, 1925, in Mapleton, Kansas, the daughter of Thomas E. Ball and Dollie Jane Gunsolley Ball. Darlene graduated from the Fulton High School in 1942. She married Charles Grant, Jr. on October 14, 1942, in Ft. Scott. He preceded her in death on December 28, 2011. In addition to being a homemaker, Darlene worked in the dietary department of Mercy Hospital for eighteen years. She was a member of the Mapleton United Methodist Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher and Sunday school superintendent. She was also past president of the United Methodist Women. Darlene enjoyed crocheting, reading, and doing puzzles as well as baking, painting and traveling.

Survivors include a son, Phillip Grant and wife, Connie, Belle Plain, Kansas; two daughters, Charlene Riley and husband, Lonnie, Chanute, Kansas and Mary Viel and husband, Brian, Hutchinson, Kansas; eleven grandchildren, four step-grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Vera Christian, Wichita, Kansas and Reba Lentz, Aurora, Missouri. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Kenneth Grant and Gary Dale Grant; two brothers, Gail and Virgil Ball and a sister, Doris West.

Rev. Ron Brown and Rev. Glen Deuderstadt will conduct funeral services at 10:30 A.M. Monday, March 31st at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Dayton Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 P.M. Sunday at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Mapleton United Methodist Church and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.

 

 

 

Visitation:
Fri. Mar. 21, 2014
5 - 7 p.m.
Cheney Witt Chapel

Service:
Sat. Mar. 22, 2014
10:30 a.m.
Grace Baptist Tabernacle

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Ronald Gene Nelson

April 30, 1932 ~ March 18, 2014

Rev. Gene Nelson, age 81, a resident of rural Uniontown, Kansas, died early Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at his home following a cancer illness. He was born April 30, 1932, in Lincoln, Nebraska, the son of Harry and Juanita Nelson. He married Donna Yvette Wilson on March 20, 1951, in Arkansas. In his earlier years, Gene worked in construction he was also employed for a time as a rural mail carrier and for Bourbon County. In the early 1970’s he was first called to pastor the Bethel Community Church. He then pastored the Xenia Baptist Church for twenty-seven years. Later, he served as a substitute pastor at numerous area churches. In addition to his ministry, he also operated his own farm and cattle operation.

Survivors include his wife, Yvette, of the home; three children, Richette Shireman and husband, Doug, Walnut, Kansas, Sandy Haas and husband, Ron, Birmingham, Alabama and Rod Nelson and wife, Bev, Ft. Scott, Kansas; ten grandchildren and twenty-seven great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters, Helen, Margie and Lois. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Doris.

Rev. Thad Endicott will conduct funeral services at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, March 22nd at the Grace Baptist Tabernacle. Burial will follow in the Uniontown Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Friday at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Rev. Gene Nelson Memorial Fund for Youth Ministries which will be used to fund various youth activities. Memorials may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.

 

Judith Ann

(Judy) Coleman

 Judith Ann (Judy) Coleman, affectionately known as Pude, age 66, Mound City, KS passed away Friday, February 28, 2014 at the Olathe Medical Center. She was born on April 13, 1947 at Fort Scott, Kansas, the daughter of Dale and Hazel Burkhead. Hazel died when Judy was eleven. Her father, Dale, later married Barbara Paddock who raised Judy as her own. She graduated from Mound City High School in the Class of 1965. She married Truman Coleman on August 6, 1965 at the Mound City First Baptist Church. Judy was a member of the Mound City First Baptist Church and former member of the Linnettes. She enjoyed attending her children''s and later grandchildren''s activities. She was the Garage Sale Queen, enjoyed watchingbirds, reading, studying genealogy and history, and spending time at Sugar Valley Lake. She was precededin death by her parents. She is survived by her husband Truman, son Steve Coleman and wife Tisha, daughter Tricia McGrew and husband Chuck, grandchildren: Kayla, Cole and Kiera McGrew, and Austin, Chad and Alyssa Coleman, two sisters, Linda Lynch and Sharon Carbon and two step sisters, Marjorie Nation and Linda Goldberg. 

Funeral service will be held 10 AM Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the Mound City First Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Mapleton Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 PM Tuesday at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. The family suggests contributions to Linn County Sharing Bucket. On line messages for the family can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com.Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel.

 

Ruth Elene Townsley, age 78, a former resident of Uniontown, Kansas and more recently of Ft. Scott, Kansas went to be with the Lord early Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at the Fort Scott Manor. She was born July 17, 1935, in Fowler, Colorado, the daughter of Edgar Henry Graham and Laura May Henrie Graham. Ruth graduated from Blue Mound High School. She married Lindel R. Townsley on June 21, 1953, at Ft. Scott. He preceded her in death on July 19, 2001. In her earlier years, Ruth was employed by the Western Insurance Company. She later began a career with the U. S. Postal Service. She worked for several years in Fort Scott and later served as Post Master for both Mapleton and Bronson. She enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with her family. She was a member of the Bethel Community Church.

Survivors include her two children; Linda Gier and husband, Roger, of Uniontown, Kansas and Lindel Townsley, Jr. and wife, Soon Mee, of Rogers, Arkansas; seven grandchildren, Stephanie Weaver and husband, Jason, Joshua Gier and wife, Jamie, Jared Townsley, Rachel Gately and husband, Chris, Jason Townsley, Cristine Townsley and Rebekah Townsley; and five great-grandchildren, Josiah, Jeremiah, and Elijah Gier and Logan and Lucas Weaver. Also surviving are a brother, Ed Graham and wife, Nancy, Uniontown, Kansas; and two sisters, Betty Oharah and husband, Jerry, Uniontown, Kansas and Nancy Corrao and husband, Patrick, Edgefield, South Carolina. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.


Ruth Elene Townsley


July 17, 1935 ~ February 5, 2014

Visitation:
Fri. Feb. 7, 2014
5-7 p.m
Cheney Witt Chapel

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Pastor Greg Stine will conduct funeral services at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, February 8th at the Bethel Community Church. Burial will follow in the Uniontown Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Friday at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Bethel Community Church Building Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.

 

Larry W. Herring

 

Larry Wayne Herring, 70, of Fort Scott died Monday morning, January 6, 2014 at Mercy Hospital. He was born August 13, 1943 in Kansas City, Kansas the son of James Jewel and Virginia May (Jackson) Herring. He married Tarecia Greenlee March 1, 1964 in Fort Scott, Kansas and she survives of the home.

In addition to his wife, Tarecia, Larry is survived by his children, Tammie Jo Herring, Larry Wayne Herring II, both of Fort Scott, Gennie Lorraine Shields and her husband Tony of Kansas City, Kansas, and John Alan Herring of Fort Scott, and sixteen grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Jim Herring, and a sister, Kathleen Blethen.

Following cremation, graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 10, 2014 at the Mapleton Cemetery under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall St., P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, KS 66701.

 
 

Thomas Albert Amer

Octobeer 12, 1927 - January 4, 2014

Thomas Albert Amer, age 86, Olathe, Kansas formerly of Linn County, Kansas passed away on Saturday January 4, 2014 at the Good Samaritan in Olathe, Kansas. He was born on October 12, 1927 in Linn County the son of Ray and Mary Holmes Amer. He graduated from Pleasanton High School. Albert was an Army World War II Veteran.

 
He worked for Linn County and later was a farmer and stockman. He married Emma Joanna Holzer on August 30, 1960. She passed away on February 12, 1973. He then married Charlotte Louise Edgar on March 30, 1974. She also preceded him on January 9, 1993. Albert enjoyed his many different teams of horses and horse pulls. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Marilyn Swope, and Shirley Amer. Heis survived by his sister Norma Siemen, nieces: Milisa Suckow, Michelle Ruckersfeldt, Monica Chapman, Tami Ely, and Teri Coffey and other extended family members. 

Funeral service will be held 2 PM Thursday January 9, 2014 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. Burial in the Mapleton Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1 PM to service time at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to the Good Samaritan Activity Fund. On line condolences for the family can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel.

 

Virginia Lea Sutterby

January 1, 2014

Virginia Lea Sutterby, age 73, Mapleton, Kansas passed away Wednesday January 1, 2014 at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kansas. She was born on May 30, 1940 at Blue Mound, Kansas the daughter of Orvan and Emma Garrett Powell. She attended Logan Grade School and Blue Mound High School, graduating in the Class of 1958. Virginia married Marlyn Sutterby on August 25, 1963 at Mapleton, Kansas. She was currently the secretary of the Mapleton Saddle Club. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband Marlyn, son Kevin Sutterby, daughter Marla Sutterby, sister Opal McClellan and many extended family members. 

Funeral service will be held 10 AM Saturday January 4, 2013 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. Burial in the Mapleton, Kansas Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 PM Friday at the Chapel. The family suggests contributions to the Mapleton Fire Department, Mapleton Saddle Club or the Justin Heuston Memorial Fund.

On line condolences for the family can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel.

 

 Deloris Brown

Deloris Vay Brown, age 73, Mapleton, Kansas passed away on Sunday November 10, 2013. She was born on June 2, 1940 at Hamilton, Ohio the daughter of Earl and Edith Richardson Doan. She worked as a processor for Contidina Foods before retiring. She is survived by one son, Woodrow Earl Brown, four daughters: Donna Lee Weeks, Carolyn Jay Jean Williams, Deloris Gay Jacobs, and Betty Lou Crowe, long time friend and companion, Raul Reyes, two brothers, Richard and Albert Doan, two sisters Bonnie Doan and Hattie Siron, eleven grand and eighteen great grandchildren. 

Deloris is to be cremated and a private family gathering will be held at a later date. Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society. On line condolences for the family can be left at
 www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangments: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel.

 

 

Visitation:
No visitation scheduled.

 

Service:
Fri. Nov. 8, 2013
10:00 a.m.
Cheney Witt Chapel

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Charles William Dalton


March 24, 1931 ~ November 3, 2013

 

Charles William Dalton, age 82, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2013, at his home. He was a beloved, cherished husband, father, grandpa and great-grandpa. Charley was born March 24, 1931, in Mapleton, KS to Thomas and Ruth Cook Dalton. He graduated from Uniontown HS and attended Ft. Scott Community College for one year before joining the Navy. He served on the USS Cunningham. On August 27, 1951, he married the love of his life, Jo Ann Richard. They purchased a farm outside of the Redfield area. Charley was the first president of the Redfield Ruritan and a member of the VFW. He was very active in his children's lives and often took in nephews and other kids to help raise. He coached baseball for many years. He was a very caring, loving man who never knew a stranger and always had a big heart and a big smile. In 1976 he and Jo Ann sold the farm and moved to the Fort Scott area. He worked for the county as a motor grader operator. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and tractor pulling. He loved watching his grandchildren play baseball, race motocross and loved spending time with all of them. He enjoyed traveling to Colorado and the trips to Albuquerque to visit his daughter’s family.

Survivors include his wife Jo Ann of the home; children Bill (Laura) Dalton and Becky (Jim) Cashman; grandchildren Trevor (Jennifer) Cashman, Dustin (Jacquelyn) Cashman, Tara Martinez, Heather Hammet, Nathan (Miranda) Dalton and Samantha Dalton; great-grandchildren Lexia, Khallel, Madison, Kaedyn, Cole, Layne, Caine an Kason Charles; brothers Ed, Floyd (Gail) and Ron (Donna); many special nieces, nephews and in-laws. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Margaret and Roberta, brother Robert, grandson Travis Martinez, special nephew Rick Blythe and numerous in-laws.

Rev. Connie McKee will conduct funeral services at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 8, 2013, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. The burial will take place immediately following the service in the U. S. National Cemetery, Fort Scott. On October 29, 2013, his grandson Travis Martinez lost his battle with leukemia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to benefit his great-grandchildren. They may be sent to the Khallel and Kaedyn Fund, c/o Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, KS, 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.

 

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