Mildred M. Orender, 87, formerly of Pittsburg, KS, died Tuesday,
May 18, 2010 at the Riviera Palms Rehabilitation Center in Palmetto,
Florida, of a long illness.
She was born October 6, 1922 in Scammon, KS the daughter of
Wesley Elmer and Henrietta Littrill Smith. She had been a resident of
Pittsburg for most of her life moving from Weir, KS in 1939.
She married Bethel G. Orender on December 23, 1939 in Pittsburg,
KS. He preceded her in death on June 30, 2000.
Mrs. Orender had been a homemaker.
She was a member of the Church of God, 13th and Tucker in
Survivors include one daughter Phyllis June Pryor of Ellenton,
Florida; four sons Merle Allan Orender of Liberty, Missouri; Stephen
Curtis Orender of Wray, Colorado; Darrell Vernon Orender of Webb City,
Missouri; and Kenneth Brent Orender of Pittsburg, KS; 11 grandchildren;
17 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; twin sons
Phillip David Orender and Paul Douglas Orender.
Funeral services will be 3 pm Friday, May 21, 2010 at the Church of
God, 13th and Tucker in Pittsburg, with Rev. Mark Smithson and Rev.
Richard Smithson, officiating. Burial will be in the Crocker Cemetery,
Pittsburg, KS. The family will receive their friends from 7 to 8 pm
Thursday at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway in
Pittsburg, KS. Pallbearers will be Merle Allan Orender; Stephen Curtis
Orender; Darrell Vernon Orender; Kenneth Brent Orender; Nicholas
Kline; and Dan Pryor. A memorial has been established to the Church of
God Orphanage Fund. Memorials may be left at the Bath-Naylor Funeral
Home or the church.
Doris L. Grant, 64 of rural Columbus, KS died at 2:05 pm Monday, May
17, 2010 at the Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, MO following a short
She was born October 6, 1945 in Columbus the daughter of Joseph J.
and Mildred L. (Scowden) Grant. She attended area schools and
graduated from the Columbus High School.
Doris worked at the Parsons State Hospital for many years as a
secretary; she also worked for the PSU Health Dept and the Cherokee
County Superintendents office.
She was a member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in
Columbus. She was also a member of the Sperry-Galligar Audubon
Society and was an avid bird watcher and Nature lover.
Survivors include a brother Danny Grant of rural Columbus, a sister
Louise Ferraro of Columbus; a nephew Jim Ferraro and wife Lori of
Baxter Springs, KS; a niece Kathy Ferraro and her family Gary and
LuAnne Pugh of Pittsburg; along with a great niece and nephew Ben and
Annisa Ferraro of Baxter Springs.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Mass of Christian burial will be 10 am, Thursday, May 20, 2010 at the St.
Bridget’s Catholic Church in Scammon with Fr. Chrysostom Ah Maung
and Fr. Larry Parker as concelebrants. Burial will follow in the St. Bridget’
s Catholic Cemetery. Parish rosary will be recited at 7 pm Wednesday at
the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Weir. Family will receive friends
following the rosary.
Memorials may be left to the St. Rose of Lima and/or the St. Bridget’s
Catholic Churches; these may be left at or mailed to the funeral home.
Services by the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Weir.
Kellok R. Swain 42, of Pittsburg, KS died 6:40am May 14, 2010 at Via
Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, KS following a long illness.
Kellok was born March 31, 19 68 in Ujae of the Marshall Islands to Adri
and Jakura (Jeik) Swain. He moved to this area in 1998.
On April 21, 1990 he married Tabitha Samuel in Plano, TX ; she survives
at the home.
Kellok was a Minister at the First Micronesian Assembly of God. He was
a high school graduate of Calvary High School ; he later graduated from
Marshall Island School of Theology; Fountain Gate; and Beacon
Theological Seminary. His wife and Church Family were the most
important things in his life.
Survivors include his wife; daughter Dwila Star Swain of Pittsburg, KS;
siblings Eonis Ishimura, Tira Hanchor, Keju Hanchor, Mary Swain, William
Swain, Tokejeban Linda, Jeik Swain and Matlin Baro. He was preceded
in death by his parents, and siblings Jude Hanchor and Swain Swain.
Funeral Services will be 11:30am Sunday May 23, 2010 at the First
Micronesian Assembly of God in Reeds, MO with Rev. Florence Sasser
officiating. Graveside Services will be 1pm Monday May 14, 2010 at
Highland Park Cemetery in Pittsburg, KS. Family and friends are asked
to meet at the cemetery for the committal services. Informal visitation will
be from 12-8pm Friday May 21, 2010 at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in
Pittsburg, KS. In lieu of flowers the family ask expressions of sympathy
be in the form of memorials to First Micronesian Assembly of God in
Reeds, MO. Memorials may be left at or sent to Bath-Naylor Funeral
Home of Pittsburg, KS 66762.
Arrangements are by Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of
Marjorie Longan, 79 of Frontenac died at 8:04 a.m. Friday May 14, 2010
at her home in Frontenac.
She was born June 8, 1930 in Pittsburg, KS the daughter of Farris
and Stena (Corey) Martinous. She was a lifetime resident of the
Pittsburg/Frontenac area. She was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School
and a 1951 graduate of Kansas State Teachers College.
Marjorie married James (Jim) Longan on September 11, 1952 in
Pittsburg; he preceded her in death on May 11, 1996.
She, along with her husband were the owner/operator of Longan
Floral and Garden Center from 1969 until their retirement in October of
She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. A
member of American Nursery a member of Greenhouse Growers of
America and the St. Mary’s Alter Society.
Survivors include a son Dan Longan and wife Debbie of Pittsburg;
a daughter Linda Fox and husband Charlie of Girard; 2 brothers-Mose
Martinous of Joplin, MO, Raymond Martinous of Frontenac; a sister
Freda Wilson of Pittsburg; seven grandchildren-David Logan and fiancé
Courtney Shafer, Dane Longan, Logan Hirst, Delaney Hirst, Jennifer
Arroyo, Brian Fox and Angela Ashmore; and seven Great-great-
grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband,
brothers-Lester and John Martinous, 3-sisters Wanda Finn, Hazel Wilson
and Emma Barnes.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 1 p.m. Monday May 17, 2010 at
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Pittsburg with Father Thomas
Stroot as celebrant. A family greeting will be from 12:30 p.m. until service
time on Monday at the church prior to the Mass. Burial will follow in the
Highland Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the Bath-Naylor Funeral
Home after 10 a.m. Monday.
Memorial contributions can be made to Our Lady of
Lourdes Memorial Fund or Masses in Marjorie’s name. Memorial may be
left at or mailed to the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home 522 S. Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762.
Charlotte Sue Roberts 66, of Girard, KS died 5:02pm Wednesday May
12, 2010 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, MO following a short illness.
Sue was born July 4, 19 43 in Kansas City, KS the daughter of Leslie V.
and Eula Bernice (Shatto) Roberts. She has been a part of this
community since 1976.
Sue was of the Christian Faith. She loved to sing and do housework in
her spare time.
Survivors include guardian Dani Burns of Mulberry, KS; and her chosen
family at Bridges and their staff at Pittsburg and Girard, KS.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral Services will be 1pm Tuesday May 18, 2010 at Bath-Naylor
Funeral Home in Pittsburg, KS with Will Meeks officiating. Burial will
follow at Highland Park Cemetery in Pittsburg, KS. Informal visitation will
be from 10am -1pm Tuesday prior to the service at the Funeral Home.
are by Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Pittsburg, KS.
PITTSBURG — Ralph E. Bartley, Jr., 74, of Pittsburg, Kan., died at 5:
50am, Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at Via Christi Village-Cornerstone of
Ralph was born Sept. 19, 1935, in Atchison, Kan., to Ralph E. and Julia
(Miller) Bartley. He attended and graduated from Hayden High School
with the class of 1953. He later attended Washburn University for one
On October 14, 1972 in Pittsburg, Kan., he married Mary M. Gustin. She
preceded him in death on Jan. 10, 2010.
Ralph worked for Frito Construction for 10 years as a Field Engineer and
later Vice President. He worked for Beachner Construction for 15 years
as an Estimator and Field Engineer. He later was the co-owner/co-
operator of the Dairy Queen Stores in Pittsburg, KS.
Ralph was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frontenac,
Kan. He was also past Kansas President of Dairy Queen Operators
Association. He was the DMA chairperson for 10-plus years. He later
attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Pittsburg.
Survivors include daughters Dawn Sitz and husband Jeff of Carbondale,
Kan., and Amy Bartley of Pittsburg; sons Ryan Bartley of Sarasota, Fla.,
and Ralph E. Bartley III and wife Kim of Bella Vista, Ark.; brothers Charles
Bartley of Topeka, Kan., and William Bartley and wife Faye of Normal, Ill;
sisters Barbara Schaffer and husband Bob and Francis Roberts and
husband Richard, all of Topeka, Kan.; along with eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Joshua Sitz.
Mass of Christian burial will be 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at Our
Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Pittsburg, Kan., with Fr. Thomas
Stroot officiating. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in
Pittsburg. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. on Monday at Bath-
Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, where a rosary will be
recited at 7 p.m.
The family suggests expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorials
to the Children’s Miracle Network. Memorials may be left at or mailed to
Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Pittsburg, Kan.