Genevieve M. Strukel
QUAPAW, Okla. - Genevieve M. Strukel, 82, formerly of Pittsburg, died at 9:05 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2003 at the home of her son at Quapaw, Okla. She had been in failing health for two years.
She was born Jan. 2, 1921, at Frontenac to Andrew and Mary Falletti Fenoglio Sr. She attended area schools and was a graduate of Frontenac High School.
He married Joseph Strukel on Nov. 6, 1948, at Frontenac. He preceded her in death April 22, 1994.
Mrs. Strukel was a homemaker. She also worked for Kansas Gas & Electric for 15 years.
She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Most recently, she attended Eastside Assembly of God Church at Miami, Okla. She was active in the American Red Cross and the Meals On Wheels program.
Survivors include a son, Paul of Quapaw; two brothers, Andrew Fenoglio Jr. of Frontenac and Paul Fenoglio of Chicago; two grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Friskel Funeral Home of Frontenac, with Fr. Jared Lies officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends following the rosary. The family also will receive friends at the home of Paul Stukel until 5 p.m. today. Arrangements are under the direction of Friskel Funeral Home, 230 E. McKay, Frontenac.
Paul 'Buck' Lawrence Victor
FAIRLAND, Okla. - Paul "Buck" Lawrence Victor, 75, of Fairland, Okla., died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002, at his home.
He was born June 14, 1927, at Miami, Okla., to Fred and Dorothy Victor. He lived in Ottawa most of his life. He attended Miami and Wyandotte schools and was a graduate of Kansas State Teachers College. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in Hawaii.
He married Jacqueline "Jackie" Koontz on Sept. 17, 1950. They lived in Wyandotte for one year before moving to Pittsburg. She preceded him in death Dec. 19, 1970.
Mr. Victor taught and coached at Wyandotte. He was an estimator for Messenger's Lumber and Millworks for 20 years. He also was a farmer.
Survivors include one son, John Victor of Baxter Springs; one daughter, Paula Cutburth of Oregon; two brothers, Henry Victor of Miami and Fred Victor of Bella Vista, Ark.; one sister, Dorothy May of Broken Bow, Okla.; and five grandchildren.
Mr. Victor's body will be cremated.
Harold L. 'Bud' Ausemus
RADLEY - Harold L. "Bud" Ausemus, 73, of Radley, died at 11:25 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at Hospital District No. 1 of Crawford County at Girard.
He was born May 17, 1930, at Hiattville to Carl and Emma (Armstrong) Ausemus. He attended Hepler schools and was a 1948 graduate of Hepler High School. He was a lifelong area resident.
He married Sharon Threlfall on Sept. 17, 1964, at Nowata, Okla. She survives of the home.
Mr. Ausemus was a truck driver for Producers Co-Op at Girard for many years.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church at Girard.
Additional survivors include three daughters, Terry Smith and Jan Azember, both of Girard, and Deborah Ausemus of Frontenac; three sons, Ron Ausemus of Columbus, Ohio, Gary Ausemus of Pittsburg and Kevin Ausemus of Girard; a nephew, Gerald Threlfall, who was raised in the home; three sisters, Helen Dumm of Girard, Lucille McDaniels of Ohio and Jessie Neville of Fort Scott; one brother, Chester "Chet" Ausemus of Hepler; nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Jim Ausemus, Earl Ausemus and Kenneth Ausemus; and three sisters, Bertha Spencer, Elsie Montee and Lavon Fosberg.
Services will be 7 p.m. Friday at Friskel Funeral Home of Frontenac with the Rev. Verl Strong officiating. Inurnment will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Hiattville Cemetery at Hiattville. Family and friends are requested to meet at the cemetery. Informal visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home. Friends also may call after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Friskel Funeral Home, 230 E. McKay, Frontenac.
John A. Campbell
INDEPENDENCE - John A. Campbell, 65, of Independence, died at 2:38 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital at Wichita, where he was undergoing treatment.
He was born June 8, 1938, at Independence, Mo., to John Bitner and Temperance (Short) Campbell. He graduated from Parkville, Mo., High School in 1958. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in education from Pittsburg State University.
He married Connie Kibbee on Jan. 18, 1963, at Whiting. She survives of the home.
Mr. Campbell taught for many years at Coffeyville, Independence and Sydney, Neb. He owned Radio Shack at Independence from 1980 to 1986. He also was an electronics consultant for ACC until he retired in 1992 due to an injury from a fall from a radio tower.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Independence Amateur Radio Club, Coffeyville Radio Club, Sydney Amateur Club and the AOPA. He was a lifetime member of ARRL/QST.
Additional survivors include two daughters, Tonya Ann Campbell and Cynthia Joanne Campbell, both of St. Joseph, Mo.; his mother of Kansas City, Kan.; and two brothers, Robert Vincent Campbell of Kansas City, Mo., and Monty Allen Campbell of California.
He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Rodney Campbell.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church at Independence with the Rev. Jack Gregory and the Rev. Marilyn Gregory officiating. Interment will be in High Prairie Cemetery, north of Altoona. Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. today at Potts Chapel at Independence, where the family will receive friends from 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday. The casket will remain closed. Arrangements are under the direction of Potts Chapel of Independence.
Shirley E. Haworth
Shirley E. Haworth, 88, of Edmond, Okla., formerly of Pittsburg, died at 5:03 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at Mercy Hospital of Oklahoma City.
She was born Feb. 17, 1926, at Arcadia, to Fred and Ann McLean Lashmet. She attended Arcadia schools and graduated from Arcadia High School in 1943.
She worked for Rock Island Railroad at Kansas City for 10 years. She later returned to Pittsburg and worked at Bank IV for 20 years before retiring in 1991.
She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church of Pittsburg.
Survivors include one son, Mark Haworth of Edmond; three sisters, Marguerite Leist of Fort Scott, Zelma Sweatt of Pittsburg and Lorilee Watt of Pittsburg; three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Paul, James and John Donald Lashmet.
Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with Fr. Thomas Stroot as celebrant. Parish rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at Brenner Mortuary Chapel. The family will receive friends following the rosary until 8 p.m. Friends may call after 10 a.m. today at Brenner Mortuary. Following the services, Mrs. Haworth will be cremated and the cremains will be buried at a later date at Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will be gathering at the home of her nephew, Mike Watt, 2108 W. Fourth St., Pittsburg.
Jacqueline S. Pope
WALNUT - Jacqueline S. Pope, 55, of Walnut, died at 11:25 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at her home at Walnut. She had been in failing health for one year.
She was born Sept. 8, 1948, at Mayfield, Ky., to Henry M. and Betty E. Piper. She grew up and attended schools at Farmington, Ky. She was a 1966 graduate of Farmington High School. She received an associate of arts degree in accounting from Canal Zone College in Panama. She received an associates degree in nursing from Labette Community College at Parsons in 1996.
She married Stephen R. Pope on April 18, 1970, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church at Shawnee. He survives of the home.
Before her marriage, she worked at Shawnee Mission Hospital at Shawnee. Mrs. Pope worked at Kansas Army Ammunition Plant at Parsons during the 1970s and '80s. She worked at Hospital District No. 1 of Crawford County at Girard and Prairie Mission Retirement Village at St. Paul.
She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church at Girard. She was a former member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church at Walnut, Daughters of Isabella and the Auxiliary of the Gard Lee American Legion Post No. 292 of Walnut.
Additional survivors include three sons, Chuck Pope of Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and Michael Pope and Adam Pope, both of the home; one daughter, Roxanne Bennett of Girard; two brothers, Tony Piper and Bob Piper, both of Farmington; her mother of Farmington; two sisters, Deanie Hall and Marianne Piper, both of Mayfield; and three grandchildren.
Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael's Catholic Church at Girard with Fr. Donald Thissen as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Aloysius Cemetery at Greenbush. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday at Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home at Girard, where the family will receive friends following the rosary. Friends also may call after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home of Girard.
TULSA, Okla. -- Frank Metcalf, 62, of Tulsa, Okla., died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at Tulsa following an illness.
He was born Oct. 7, 1937, at St. Paul, to Frank and Olive Metcalf. The family moved to McCune when he was a child. He was a 1955 graduate of McCune High School.
Mr. Metcalf worked for Phillips Petroleum Co. for 15 years. He retired from American Airlines after 15 years of employment.
He was a member of the First Christian Church at McCune.
Survivors include a brother, William Wells Metcalf of Seneca, S.C.; two sisters, Wanda Frances Wadlow of Owasso, Okla., and Maxine L. Lynam of Tulsa; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at First Christian Church, McCune, with the Rev. Dennis Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the McCune Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Murdock Funeral Home, Columbus.
STOCKTON, Mo. -- Yolanda Morris, 73, of Stockton, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000.
She was born in Kansas. She lived in Stockton for 54 years.
Mrs. Morris retired from Holiday Inn where she was a desk clerk.
Survivors include a daughter, Ann Pack of Stockton; a son, Jerry Morris of Stockton; two sisters, Esther Tassi of Kansas and Jean Elkins of Stockton; and two brothers, Richard Fiormonti and Robert Fiormonti, both of Stockton; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services were Friday, Jan. 7, at the DeYoung Memorial Chapel. Burial was in the San Joaquin Catholic Cemetery.
MULBERRY - Melissa Toschi, 44, of rural Mulberry, died at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003, at her home. She was a Northeast USD 246 school board member.
She was born Sept. 26, 1958, at Pittsburg, to Clarence and Marie Clark Tierney.
She was a consultant for Blue Cross Blue Shield at Pittsburg for the past 14 years. She was Salesperson of the Year for the company in 2001.
She was raised at Pittsburg and graduated from Pittsburg High School in 1976. She later attended Pittsburg State University and received her bachelor of arts degree in business in 1996. In 2001, she received her master's of business administration at PSU.
On Oct. 30, 1983, she married Anthony Toschi at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. He survives of the home.
She lived in rural Mulberry the past 10 years.
Additional survivors include one daughter, Delina Toschi, of the home; two sons, Marcus and Matthew Toschi, both of the home; two sisters, Teresa VanTassel, of Joplin, Mo., and Leah Rippetoe, of Salt Lake City, Utah; and three brothers, Bob Tierney and Chris Tierney, both of Pittsburg, and L.T. Tierney, of Parsons.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a nephew.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Northeast High School gymnasium with the Rev. Steve Cole officiating. Burial will be in Pittsburg Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Bedene Funeral Home, Arma, where friends may call after 11 a.m. today. Arrangements are under the direction of Bedene Funeral Home, Arma.
Delores J. 'Peachy' Piccinelli
ARMA -- Delores J. "Peachy" Piccinelli, 70, of Arma, died at 3:10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, at the Heritage Nursing Home of Girard.
She was born April 23, 1929, at Arma, to John and Maria Massari Piccinelli. She was raised at Arma and graduated from Arma High School in 1947.
She was a retired secretary for Angwin-Ryan-Stanley Insurance Agency, where she worked for 46 years.
She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church at Arma, the St. Ann's Altar Society, at Arma, the SNPJ Lodge No. 225 at Camp 50, and the Lon Helm Post No. 182 American Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors include a brother, Leno Piccinelli, of Girard; two nieces; a nephew; two grand-mieces; and two grand-nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, John Piccinelli.
Funeral mass will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, with Fr. Andrew Seiler officiating. Burial will be at the Pittsburg Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Bedene Funeral Home of Arma. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday at the Bedene Chapel. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Monday at the chapel.
Francis F. Sevart
GIRARD -- Francis F. Sevart, 75, of Girard, died at 9:43 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, in the Mt. Carmel Medical Center emergency room.
He was born March 19, 1924, southeast of St. Paul, to John and Mary Ellen Davied Sevart. He attended school just north of his house. He was a lifetime resident of the St. Paul and Girard area. He served in the U.S. Army.
He married Marjorie Meisnitzer on Feb. 18, 1950. She survives of the home.
Mr. Sevart was a lineman for SEKAN Electric, now Heartland Rural Electric Co-op, for 41 years.
He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church at Girard. He was a third-degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He also was a member of the American Legion at Girard, the Pioneer Harvest Fiesta of Fort Scott, the Early Days Gas Engine & Tractor Association at Ash Grove, Mo., the Ozark Steam Engine & Tractor Association at Springfield, Mo., and the Oklahoma Steam & Gas Engine Association of Pawnee, Okla. He was a former member of St. Francis Catholic Church at St. Paul.
Additional survivors include a son, Ronald Sevart of Girard; two daughters, Ramona Swartz of Pittsburg and Rayma Nesselrode of Lee's Summit, Mo.; four brothers, Vincent Sevart of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Alban Sevart of Walnut, Donald Sevart of Hopkinton, Iowa, and Jerry Sevart of Independence, Mo.; a sister, Mary Meyer of Crestline; and a grandson.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Johnny Sevart and Dave Sevart; and a sister, Michelle Sevart.
Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Michael's Catholic Church with Fr. Donald Thissen as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Girard City Cemetery. The parish rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Girard, where the family will receive friends following the rosary until 8 p.m. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Friskel Funeral Home, 230 E. McKay, Frontenac. Friends also may call after 6 p.m. Sunday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Friskel Funeral Home.
Thelma O. Sheets
Thelma O. Sheets, 75, of Pittsburg, died at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway, Pittsburg.
Leonard Hilton Ysidro
Leonard Hilton Ysidro, 86, of 412 N. Highland, died at 7:55 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center, following a three-month illness.
He was born Aug. 18, 1913, at Cambridge, to Mariano and Myrtle Ysidro. He attended Wichita schools. He moved to the Pittsburg area from Wichita with his family 35 years ago.
He married Truth M. Jacks on Nov. 23, 1933, at Wichita. She preceded him in death Sept. 9, 1995.
Mr. Ysidro worked for the U.S. government as a federal aviation air traffic control specialist for 41 years, retiring in December of 1982.
He was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Pittsburg.
Survivors include a son, Leonard M. Ysidro Sr. of Cleveland, Tenn.; two daughters, Celia Everitt of Byron, Minn., and Barbara VanBecelaere of Pittsburg; two brothers, Oscar Ysidro and Ramon Ysidro, both of Wichita; two sisters, Bernice Scott and LaVerna Ysidro, both of Wichita; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Milton R. Ysidro, and a sister, Grace Rasnick.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Francoise Ray officiating. Burial will follow in the Girard City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway, where friends may call after 10 a.m. Sunday. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home.
Nova E. Swezey
ARMA -- Nova E. Swezey, 88, of Arma, formerly of Arcadia, died at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999, at the Girard Hospital.
She was born Jan. 30, 1910, at Mountain View, Mo., to Jamsey and Martha Thomas Jones. She lived in Arcadia until she moved to Arma in 1993.
She married James Swezey Sr., on Dec. 11, 1926, at Girard. He preceded her in death in January of 1991.
Mrs. Swezey was a homemaker.
Survivors include two daughters, Louetta Schwatken of Olathe and Ernestine Murray of Crete, Ill.; four sons, James Swezey Jr. of Arcadia, Bill Swezey of Mulberry, Walter Swezey of Franklin and John Swezey of Arma; two sisters, Opal Rhodes and Reva Harryman, both of Arma; a brother, Marvin Jones of Mulberry; 22 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Gladys Smith and Emerald Tisu; and six brothers, Ralph Jones, Olive Jones, Adam Jones, Elvis Jones, Art Jones and Norman Jones.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Bedene Funeral Home at Arma with the Rev. Gary Carter officiating. Burial will be in the Sheffield Cemetery near Arcadia. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Bedene Chapel at Arma.