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Kansas Obituary and Death Notice Collection - 18

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Date: Thursday, 18 August 2011, at 12:31 p.m.

Agnes C. Fern

Agnes C. Fern, formerly of 1701 N. Smelter, died at 10:05 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Sunset Manor Nursing Home of Frontenac.

She was born Jan. 8, 1908, at Pittsburg, to Joseph A. and Helen Agnes Ryan Doyle. She attended St. Mary's School.

She married Francis A. Fern Jr. at Holy Name Catholic Church, at Coffeyville. The couple moved to Pittsburg. He preceded her in death on Aug. 21, 1982.

She was a sales clerk for Mode O' Day and a homemaker.

She was a memebr of Our Lady of Loudes Catholic Church, and St. Mary's Altar Society.

Survivors include Tracy and Terry Novero, both of Pittsburg, who provided for her care; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Patrick Ryan Doyle, James Edward "Ed" Doyle, and infants Joseph and Bernard Doyle; and a sister, Sister Paschal Doyle (O.S.U.)

Mass of Christian burial will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, with Fr. Thomas Stroot as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Highland Park Cemetery, at Pittsburg. The parish rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway, where friends will be received until 8 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home.

Tressa S. Hall

WICHITA -- Tressa S. Hall, 89, of Wichita, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000.

She married Elmer S. Hall. He preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and a graduate of the Nurses Aid training from the Red Cross during WWII. She also was an activist with the Wichita League of Women Voters and the Republican Party. She served as president of the Women's Kansas Day Club, was co-founder of Project Beauty, and served as a docent with the Wichita Art Museum for many years.

Survivors include two sons, Nelson Hall, of Wichita, and John Hall, of Charlotte, N.C.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Larksfield Place Retirement Community Chapel, at Wichita. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through Arrangements are under the direction of the Cochran Mortuary of Wichita.

Lois E. Puckett

Lois E. Puckett, 76, of 4095 Parkview Dr., died at 6:22 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center.

Arrangements are pending and will be announced by the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway.

Thelma O. Sheets

Thelma O. Sheets, 75, of Pittsburg, died at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center after a four-month illness.

She was born Feb. 14, 1924, at Moundville, Mo., to Alfred Henry and Hattie Baublit Leer. She attended schools at Oakgrove, Mo. She lived at Nevada, Mo., Sioux Falls, S.D., Mexico and Parsons. She and her husband moved to Pittsburg and lived here most her life.

She married Harry Sheets on July 27, 1947, at Juarez, Mexico. He preceded her in death on Jan. 28, 1989.

She was a seamstress for the Annshire Coat Factory, at Pittsburg.

She was a member of the Church of God Holiness of Pittsburg. She also was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.

Survivors include a sister, Billie Paxton, of Sioux Falls; a brother, Junior Leer, of Metz, Mo.; a niece and her husband, Carolyn and George Agar, of Sioux Falls, who provided for her care; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by 13 brothers and sisters.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Highland Park Cemetery, with the Rev. Larry De Ornellis officiating. Family and friends are requested to meet at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway, to go in procession to the cemetery. The procession will leave the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home.

Rev. Lewis Leonard Corporon

TULSA, Okla. -- The Rev. Lewis Leonard Corporon, 83, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at the Cancer Treatment Center of Tulsa, after a long battle with cancer.

He was born June 12, 1917, at Arcadia, to the Rev. G.W. and Portteus Stephens Corporon.

He received his bachelor of science degree and master's degree in education from Kansas State Teachers College, Pittsburg.

After teaching for one year in Neosho, Mo., and another year in Paola, he married Helen Maxine Church on June 29, 1941, at her family home in Redding's Mill, Mo. She survives.

After three years of teaching high school English and journalism in Independence, he spent two years in the U.S. Army and graduated from Officers' Candidate School as a second lieutenant. He served in Korea as the officer in charge of adult education for GIs.

He taught another 12 years at Independence, at which time he completed his coursework for a doctorate in education at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He began his ministeral career pastoring the Lafontaine Christian Church on weekends.

After a stint as part-time associate pastor of the First Christian Church, Independence, he resigned from his teaching post to accept a full-time position as the minister of Christian Education at Central Christian Church, Enid, Okla., where he served eight years as the associate minister at the First Christian Church in Ponca City, Okla.

In 1969, he was ordained into the Christian (Disciples of Christ) ministry and moved to Concord, Calif., where he served as the senior minister at the First Christian Church until 1976. He returned to Enid's Central Christian Church to serve as associate minister.

He was president of Enid's Ministeral Alliance and was active in many community school activities until his retirement in 1986.

Upon his retirement, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada presented him with the Honored Minister's Pin. In retirement, he served as guest minister to several churches in northern Oklahoma and was a member of Central's Sooner Class.

In January of 1987, he and his wife moved to Golden Oaks Retirement Village, where he served as the first president of the Resident's Council.

He was an award-winning member of the Enid Men's Garden Club and was editor of the club newsletter for many years. He served on the boards for the Habitat for Humanity, the YMCA, and Youth and Family Services. He also was a lifetime volunteer at Integris Bass Baptist Hospital.

Additional survivors include his children, Taylor Stephens Parker of Arlington, Texas, Dr. William L. Corporon of Marlow, Okla., B. Jane Simpson of Fort Worth, Texas, Nancy A. Corporon of San Francisco, M. Jo Turner of Glendale, Ariz., and E. Gael Martin of Tualatin, Ore.; three sisters, Mary Virginia Shead of Arcadia, Margaret E. Wickstrom of Edmond, Okla., and Portteus S. Hughes of McPherson; three brothers, Nelson O. Corporon of Webb City, Mo., Charles E. Corporon of Milwaukee, and John R. Corporon of Brooklyn, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, G.W. Corporon Jr.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Central Christian Church, Enid. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. The Revs. John P. McLemore, Kevin K. Arensman, and Dr. Carlton D. Garrison will officiate. Memorial services will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Golden Oaks Retirement Village, with Chaplain Norman "Shorty" Unruh officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home, Enid.

Rachel L. (Knox) Killion

COLUMBUS -- Rachel L. (Knox) Killion, 82, of Columbus, died at 5 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001 at Medicalodge of Columbus, after an illness.

She was born Nov. 12, 1918, at Fort Scott, to Walter Elmer and Hattie India (Martin) Knox. She attended grammar school at Fort Scott and graduated from Fort Scott High School. She also attended Fort Scott Junior College. She later graduated fom the Phoenix, Ariz., Medical Tech School.

She married Verlyn Killion on May 3, 1937, at Lamar, Mo. He survives of the home.

They lived at Fort Scott until 1939, before moving to Richmond, Ind., where they lived for 16 years. They moved to Kansas City, Kan., for six years and Phoenix for 17 years, where she worked for the Phoenix Orthopedic Clinic. In 1973, they moved to Columbus, where her husband worked for the Murdock Funeral Home.

She was a member of Village Presbyterian Church of Prairie Village.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Cheryle Diane Floyd of Prescott, Ariz.; three sisters, Marcelle Murdock Langley of Columbus, Virginia Smythe of Kansas City, Kan., and Doris Demott of Fort Scott; a brother, Walter Eugene (Gene) Knox of Little River; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, two brothers, and two sisters.

Graveside services will be 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Fort Scott National Cemetery, with the Rev. Garland Bohn officiating. Friends may call at the Murdock Funeral Home, Columbus. Arrangements are r the direction of the Murdock Funeral Home of Columbus.

Fred L. Zaerr

LAMAR, Mo. -- Fred L. Zaerr, 89, of Lamar, Mo., died at 7:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at Lakeview Healthcare, Lamar.

He was born Dec. 3, 1912, at Lancaster, Mo., to Frank and Zoe (McMains) Zaerr.

Mr. Zaerr lived most of his life in the Liberal, Mo., area.

He served in the Army during World War II.

He married Marie M. Wood on Oct. 3, 1942. She preceded him in death April 30, 1984.

He retired after 33 years as a lineman with Frisco Railroad.

He was a member of the Liberal Methodist Church, the American Legion, and the Masonic Lodge, all of Liberal.

Survivors include a son, Wayne Zaerr of Lamar; a brother, Howard Zaerr of Jasper, Mo.; and a sister, Pauline Fasken of Jasper,; and two grandchildren.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Weng Funeral Chapel, Jasper. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery, Pittsburg. Arrangements are under the direction of Weng Funeral Chapel, Jasper.

Elizabeth Ann Martin

Elizabeth Ann Martin, 77, of Pittsburg, died at 5:45 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at Mt. Carmel Regional Center, at Pittsburg. She had been in failing health for several years.

She was born July 15, 1924, at Parsons, to Cedric and Fern (Newton) Edwards. She grew up and attended schools in Parsons, graduating from Parsons High School in 1943.

On May 26, 1949, she married Wayne K. Martin at Parsons. He survives of the home.

In 1956, she and her husband moved to Pittsburg. Mrs. Martin worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone. She worked for 17 years as an operator, and later in the engineering department and the business office.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Pittsburg and the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

Additional survivors include one son, Jeffrey Martin, of Pittsburg; one sister, Mary Jeanne Creitz, of Grove, Okla.; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

According to her wishes, Mrs. Martin has been cremated and no services are planned at this time. Private family burial will take place at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, 114 E. Fourth St., Pittsburg.

Max Haden

WICHITA -- Max Haden, 85, of Wichita, died Monday Jan. 7, 2002.

He was born April 8, 1916, at Wichita to Samuel Lester and Dicie Susannah (Lemmon) Haden.

Mr. Haden was a retired KG&E regional manager.

Survivors include his wife, Eleanor; two sons, Dick of Wichita, and Bill of Oklahoma City; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Riverlawn Christian Church at Wichita. Arrangements are under the direction of the Downing and Lahey Mortuary West Chapel of Wichita.

John Quimby Strawn
DALLAS - John Quimby Strawn, 70, of Dallas, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003.
He was born March 6, 1932, at Lawrence, to Robertson and Dorothy Martin Strawn. He attended Pittsburg schools. He received a degree in economics from the University of Kansas. He served in the U.S. Navy.

He married Mary Elizabeth Jenkins in 1957 at Pittsburg. She preceded him in death.

Mr. Strawn began his business career as a merchandise coordinator at J.C. Penney in the Kansas City, Mo., area. He worked as a buyer for J.C. Penney and Montgomery Ward at Dallas. He owned and operated The Dressing Room, a women's clothing store.

He founded the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce Soccer Association in 1968.

Survivors include two sons, David Strawn of Plano, Texas, and Michael Strawn of Charlotte, N.C.; one daughter, Susan Richmond; one brother, Bob Strawn of Strongsville, Ohio; two sisters, Mary E. Smith of Pittsburg and Elizabeth Erickson of Stockton, Mo.; and five grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by one son, Richard Scott, and a sister, Susanne Strawn.

Services were Monday, Jan. 6, at Wildwood Chapel Restland Funeral Home at Dallas.

Raymond Mocnik
Raymond Mocnik, 77, of Pittsburg, died at 7:12 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003, at Medicalodge North of Pittsburg.
He was born Oct. 13, 1925, at Edison, to Frank and Hannah Roitz Mocnik. He moved to the Pittsburg area in 1932. He attended area schools and was a 1943 graduate of Pittsburg High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was honorably discharged Feb. 17, 1946. During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged Oct. 14, 1953. He also served in the U.S. Air Force.

Mr. Mocnik was a laborer for a construction company for many years.

He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and the Benjamin A. Fuller American Legion Post No. 64.

Survivors include one brother, Jack Mocnik of Pittsburg.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Causer and Paula Huska; and two brothers, August Chelesnik and Frank Chelesnik.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Garden of Memories Cemetery with Fr. Jarrod Lies officiating. Friends are requested to meet at the cemetery. Flag presentation will be by the Benjamin A. Fuller American Legion Post No. 64. There will be no public viewing. Arrangements are under the direction of Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway.

Howard McAtee
PARSONS - Howard McAtee, 88 of Parsons, died at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, at Labette County Medical Center at Parsons. He had been in failing health for two years.
He was born July 1, 1914, at St. Paul, to Ernest and Irene Posit McAtee. He attended St. Francis High School at St. Paul. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army.

He married Donna Boelens on Aug. 28, 1948. She preceded him in death Nov. 14, 1987.

He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Elks Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the America Legion and Amvets.

Mr. McAtee operated Parsons Vending Co. for more than 20 years. He also was a salesman for Carnival Supply Co. of Kansas City. He retired in 1986.

Survivors include two sons, Bill McAtee of Wichita and Jack McAtee of Sacramento, Calif.; one brother, Eugene "Buck" McAtee of Parsons; one sister, Mildred Maupin of Parsons; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Ann Miller and Lucille Eldred.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home, Parsons, with Fr. Kevin Trayers officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The flag presentation will be by the Parsons Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 704. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Arrangements are under the direction of Carson-Wall Funeral Home, Parsons.

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