Dora J. Butler
SCAMMON -Dora J. Butler, 70, of Scammon, formerly of El Dorado, died at 1:55 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center in Pittsburg.
She was born Feb. 26, 1933, at Clearfield, Pa., to Issac Butler. She moved to Scammon from El Dorado about two months ago. She lived throughout the world during her lifetime.
She was a certified nurse's assistant and a homemaker.
Survivors include three daughters, Robin Harper of Scammon, Tracey Parks of Kansas City, Mo., and Mona Dillon of Warrensburg, Mo.; one son, Arnold Ogden of Winfield; several sisters; one brother; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
According to her wishes, her body has been taken for cremation. No services are planned at this time. Inurnment of the cremains will be at a later date in Park Cemetery at Columbus. Arrangements are under the direction of Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Columbus.
Kenneth R. Fanska
Kenneth R. Fanska, 73, of Pittsburg, died at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at Beverly Rehabilitation Center in Pittsburg.
He was born Feb. 18, 1930, at Pittsburg, to Emiel and Mabel (Miller) Fanska. He was a lifelong area resident and a graduate of Pittsburg High School.
He was a truck driver for Hull and Dillon, a milkman for Oldhams Dairy, a laborer for McNally's, and a convenience store clerk for Coastal Mart and Horton's. He retired in 1998.
Survivors include one daughter, Lori Robinson of Pittsburg; one sister, Luella Fish of Pittsburg; three grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one son, Timothy Fanska; two brothers, Willard Fanska and Emiel Fanska; and two sisters, Lois Willis and Maxine Sarley. No services are planned at this time. Mr. Fanska willed his body to the University of Kansas School of Medicine for research. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the home of Lori Robinson, 114 E. 22nd St. Arrangements are under the direction of Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Pittsburg.
Glen Eldred Hastings
LAWRENCE - Glen Eldred Hastings, 84, of Lawrence, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community in Lawrence.
He was born Oct. 9, 1919, at Golden City, Mo., to Richard S. and Mildred (Jones) Hastings. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Pittsburg State University. He served in Normandy as a Seabee in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He married Reba K. Hamm in 1940. They divorced. He married Shirley R. Rinker. She preceded him in death in 2003.
He was a vocational instructor in the carpentry department at Haskell University.
He was a member of El Zaribah Temple at Phoenix; the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry at Lawrence; the Washington Lodge No. 87 AF & AM at Greenfield, Mo.; and the American Legion Post No. 94 at Sun City West, Ariz. He was a lifetime member of the Kansas Alumni Association at Lawrence and the PSU Alumni Association.
Survivors include two daughters, Janie C. Hawkins of Lawrence and Diana K. Martin of Frontenac; one sister, Leila B. Owen of Springdale, Ark.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Golden City United Methodist Church. Burial with military honors will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Masonic services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary at Lawrence, where visitation will follow until 2 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
Paul F. Martin
YAMHILL, Ore. - Paul F. Martin, 89, of Yamhill, Ore., died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at his home.
He was born May 27, 1914, at Pierce City, Mo., to Charles and Maude Sutherland Martin.
He married Nellie Mae Ristau on Nov. 3, 1934. She preceded him in death.
He worked in zinc and lead mines, worked for the railroad, and bought a place in Pittsburg. He ran a milk route for Darigold Creamery, then bought a dairy in Yamhill. He sold the farm in 1990 and returned to Missouri. In 1998, he moved back to Oregon.
Survivors include two sons, Gary Martin of Yamhill and Charles Martin of Stroud, Okla.; three daughters, Beverly Martin of Kent, Wash., Connie Sumner of Windsor, Calif., and Wanda Collins of McMinnville, Ore.; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by three brothers and eight sisters.
Services will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Macy & Son Funeral Home at McMinnville. Graveside services will be Jan. 8 at Hosey Hill Cemetery in Weir. Arrangements are under the direction of Macy & Son Funeral Directors.
Pauline Sue Ritchey
MULBERRY - Pauline Sue Ritchey, 82, of Mulberry, died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at Infinia Health Care at Arma.
She was born April 9, 1921, at Springfield, Mo. She grew up at Kansas City and attended Kansas City Schools. She lived at Kansas City, Mo., until she moved to Mulberry in 1977.
She married James F. Hodges. He preceded her in death. She married Andrew E. Ritchey in February 1975 at Las Vegas, Nev. He preceded her in death Oct. 9, 1999.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include one son, Jim Hodges of Overland Park; and two grandchildren.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Bedene Funeral Home at Arma with the Rev. Jolene Stephenson officiating. Burial will be at Fort Scott National Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Bedene Funeral Home of Arma.
Claude James 'Jim' Bricker
PIERZ, Minn. - Claude James "Jim" Bricker, 78, of Pierz, Minn., died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, at St. Cloud Hospital.
He was born May 29, 1925, at Kansas City, Kan., to Orval and Mildred (Barker) Bricker. He was a graduate of Wyandotte High School at Kansas City, Kan. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in January 1942 and served as a criminal investigator, polygraph examiner, military police officer and recruiter. He served in World War II in the South Pacific and in the Korean War. He attained the rank of master sergeant and retired from the Marine Corps in January 1962.
He was a private investigator in Orange County, Calif. In 1964, he joined the Orange County Sheriff's Department as a deputy and served as a coroner investigator. He retired in 1979 and moved to Pierz.
He was a member of American Legion Post No. 43 at Frontenac and the U.S. Navy Fleet Reserve.
He married Phyllis Davis on March 16, 1946, at Kansas City, Kan. She survives of the home.
Additional survivors include two daughters, Sharon Lormis of Pittsburg and Marla Michaels of Pierz; one brother, William "Bill" Bricker of Cincinnati; one sister, Caroline Summers of Kansas City, Kan.; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Brenny Funeral Home of Pierz.
FORT SCOTT -- Deloris Joan Brown, 87, of Fort Scott Medicalodge, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at Fort Scott Mercy Hospital.
She was born May 20, 1912, at Uniontown, to Dovie A. and Estella M. Wroe McGuire.
She married Edmond Riley Brown on May 12, 1930, at Iola. He preceded her in death Feb. 8, 1990.
She was a member of the Christian Church of Roswell, N.M.
Survivors include two daughters, Shirley J. Hutchins, of Truth or Consequences, N.M., and Mary Kay Larsen, of Fort Scott; two sisters, Francis Robinson, of Uniontown, and Kathryn Singmaster, of Portland, Ore.; a brother, the Rev. Dovie McGuire, of Canon City, Colo.; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 35 great-great-grandchildren; and three step-great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two granddaughters.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home of Fort Scott with the Rev. Herb Conley and the Rev. Ray Dobbins officiating. Burial will be in the Memory Gardens Cemetery of Bourbon County.
Sally Ann Burkhardt
LAMAR, Mo. -- Sally Ann Burkhardt, 60, of Lamar, Mo., died at 6:40 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, at Freeman West Hospital of Joplin, Mo., after a sudden illness.
She was born July 25, 1939, at St. Louis, to William and Mable Irene Tune McKenzie. She lived at Barton County since 1977.
She married Ralph William Burkhardt on Nov. 20, 1971, at Wright City, Mo. He survives.
She was a former Wal-Mart employee.
Additional survivors include five sons, Donald L. Cobb, of Wright City, Gerald L. Cobb, of Warrenton, Mo., Russell W. Cobb and Robert G.L. Baker, both of Lamar and Timothy C. Cobb, of Anaconda, Mont.; two daughters, Victoria Lynn Cobb, of Lamar, and Debra K. Baker, of Liberal, Mo.; a brother, William G. McKenzie, of Warrenton; a half-sister, Geri "Gladys" Doland, of Visalia, Calif.; 21 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Daniel Funeral Home of Lamar. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Wright City Cemetery.
David A. Burnett
COLUMBUS -- David A. Burnett, 74, of rural Columbus, died at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at his home after an illness.
He was born March 27, 1925, at Baxter Springs to John and Maggie Moore Burnett. He grew up in the Baxter Springs and Riverton area. He graduated from Riverton High School in 1944.
He married Alice Estes in May of 1986 at Upper Marlboro, Md. She survives of the home.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He worked for the Water and Sewer Waste Department for the U.S. Government at Beltsville, Md., for 30 years. He retired and moved to rural Columbus in 1986.
He was a member of the Mt. Olive Church at Baxter Springs and the American Legion Post of Baxter Springs.
Additional survivors include two sons, Orville A. Burnett, of Greenbelt, Md., and William A. Jones, of Scammon; five daughters, Sunday Manning and Lutrina Frazier, both of Lanham, Md., Gailia Woodward, of Maryland, Margaret Hanson, of Washington, D.C., and Priscilla Burnett; two brothers, Orville Burnett, of Baxter Springs, and George Burnett, of Chetopa; three sisters, Corrine Willis, of Washington, D.C., Fannie Bassett, of Chetopa, and Ruth Dorsey, of Baxter Springs; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Murdock Funeral Home of Columbus with the Rev. L.D. Wilkins and the Rev. Gary Reed officiating. Burial with military honors will be in the Park Cemetery of Columbus.
Pauline May Laughlin
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Pauline May Laughlin, 73, Joplin, Mo., died at 11 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, at Freeman West Hospital of Joplin, where she was a patient since Dec. 27. She had been in ill health for the past 30 years.
She was born June 12, 1926, at Monett, Mo., to Raymond and Leona Karnes Skelton. She attended school at Pittsburg. She moved from Pittsburg to Joplin, where she made her home for the past 30 years.
She married Thomas O. Laughlin at Bentonville, Ark., in 1949. He survives of the family home.
Additional survivors include her mother, Leona Farris, of 1008 E. Fourth St., two sons, Billy Ray Rinehart, of Phoenix and Michael J. Laughlin, of Santa Maria, Calif.; and a grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her father; two grandchildren; and a brother.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Mt. Olive Cemetery, with Pastor Larry DeOrnellis, of the Church of God Holiness, officiating. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Monday at the Brenner Mortuary, 114 E. Fourth St. Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary.
FRANKLIN -- Jerry McBride, 41, of Franklin, was pronounced dead on arrival at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000, at the Mt. Carmel Medical Center emergency room. He had been in ill health for some time.
He was born Dec. 17, 1958, at Pittsburg, to John Henry and Judy Mae Dorsey McBride. He attended area schools.
He married Leona Smith on Oct. 21, 1977, at Pittsburg. She survives of the home.
He worked for the Hudson Filling Station for 12 years.
Additional survivors include a son, Robert McBride, of the home; two daughters, Sabrina Larson, of Pittsburg, and Sheila McBride, of the home; his mother, Judy McBride, of Pittsburg; four brothers, John McBride, of Arkansas, Robert McBride, of Pittsburg, Steve McBride, of Arma, and Danny McBride, of Azle, Texas; a grandson; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father; a son, J.W. McBride Jr.; a brother, Paul Smith; and a sister, Erma George.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Monday and from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home.
Francis 'Frank' Pshide
FORT SCOTT -- Francis "Frank" Pshide, 93, of Fort Scott, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at the Rolling Hills Health Center, at Topeka, where he made his home the past year because of ill health.
He was born July 17, 1906, at Ward, Washington, to Ignatius and Elizabeth Readinger Pshide.
He married Louise Guinn on May 18, 1956, at Fort Scott. She survives, of Rolling Hills Health Center.
He worked for Filizola's Office Equipment and retired from Bloomfield Appliance Store. He was a member of the Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.
Additional survivors include a step-daughter, Anne Jackson, of Topeka; six step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and a nephew.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and George Pshide.
Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church, with Fr. Brian Bebak officiating. Burial will be in Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday at the Cheney-Witt Memorial Chapel. Visitation will follow the rosary.
Anne E. Redd
Anne E. Redd, 83, formerly of 103 W. Madison, died at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000, at the Presbyterian Manor at Parsons.
Arrangements are pending and will be announced by the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway.
Anna Marie Trant
COLUMBUS -- Anna Marie Trant, 71, of 42 Camp at Cherokee County, died at 11:57 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at her home. She had been in ill health for six years.
She was born Sept. 13, 1928, at 42 Camp in Cherokee County, to Frank "Che Che" and Philomena Ferraro Parise. She was a lifelong resident of 42 Camp and graduated from Columbus High School in 1946.
She married Edward M. Trant in 1955. He survives of the home.
She was a homemaker and worked with her brother at the Rendezvous Club, later known as Mike's Fine Foods, at rural Scammon, for 51 years, retiring in 1993 because of ill health.
She was a member of St. Bridget's Catholic Church, at Scammon, and St. Bridget's Altar Society.
Additional survivors include a daughter, Mary Ann Trant, of the home; three brothers, Frank Parise, of 42 Camp; Joe Parise, of Salinas, Calif.; and Mike Parise, of rural Scammon.
Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Bridget's Catholic Church of Scammon, with Fr. Eugene Grabner as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Bridget's Catholic Cemetery, at rural Scammon. The Altar Society rosary will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 104 W. Main, Weir. The parish rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends after the rosary until 8 p.m. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Anna Mae Zordani
MULBERRY -- Anna Mae Zordani, 90, of Breezy Hill, died at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at the Medicalodge North Nursing Home.
She was born April 4, 1909, at Radley, to Josef and Anna Poklenic Podbregar. She lived at Chicago prior to moving back to Mulberry in 1979.
She married Darwin L. James. They divorced. She married Stanley "Chick" Zordani on July 24, 1934, at Chicago. He preceded her in death June 23, 1994.
She was a homemaker.
Additional survivors include a son, W.L. "Bud" James, of Girard; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Bedene Funeral Home of Arma, with Fr. Thomas Stroot officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery at Frontenac. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at the Bedene Chapel at Arma.