Mapleton Kansas Obituaries
|Survivors include four sons, Ed Chaney and Dave Chaney,|
|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.|
Brenda J. Boehm
February 22, 1955 - October 11, 2015
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.
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
Neal Smith, 63, went home to be with the Lord Aug. 30, 2015, at his
home surrounded by his loving family.
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.
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.
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.
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
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, 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.
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.
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
Virginia Lea Sutterby
January 1, 2014
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.
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.
Charles William Dalton
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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