David Brueggeman, 69 of Nevada, MO died at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday May
11, 2010 at the Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg.
He was born June 17, 1940 in Parsons, KS the son of John Asher and
Elsie Elizabeth (Ehlers) Brueggeman. He lived in San Diego for 35 years;
Parsons, KS for 2 years, Independence, KS for 8 years and most
recently lived in Nevada.
David was a veteran of the Vietnam Era serving his country in the
United Sates Navy.
He was a machinist for 33 years working for National Steel and Ship
Building Company in San Diego, CA.
He married Katherine Green on March 13, 2009 in Independence, KS
she survives at the home.
Survivors include his wife of the home; stepchildren-Scott Green of
Rock Hill, SC, Douglas Green of Coweta, OK; Cheynet McGuire or
Tonganoxie, KS; 3 sisters Alice Loyd of Eudora, KS, Dorothy
Brueggeman of Olathe, KS, Gloria Holler of Kansas City, MO and one
step-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers
John, Paul and George Brueggeman and two sisters Mildred Hazel and
Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Friday May 14, 2010 at the
Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Pittsburg with Reverend Dennis Johnson
officiating. The Naval Funeral Honors Detail Team will provide military
honors at the funeral home. The family will receive friends following the
services. Inurnment of cremains will be at a later date in the Fort Scott
National Cemetery. Condolences can be sent to www.bathnaylor.com
Memorial contributions can be made to the Via Christi Cancer Center.
Memorials may be brought by or mailed to the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home
522 S. Broadway Pittsburg, KS 66762.
GALENA — William Marion Lucas, 51, of Galena, Kan., died at 2:40am,
Sunday, May 9, 2010, at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo.
William was born March 10, 1959, in Columbus, Kan., to Wilber and Clara
D. (Carpenter) Lucas. He attended Weir grade school and graduated
from Southeast High School.
William was a chef at the Cracker Barrel restaurant in Joplin, Mo.
William is survived by his sisters Judith Ann Moffatt of Douglasville, Ga.,
Wilma D. Belk of Pittsburg, Kan, Patty Cox of Portland, Texas; Ethel M.
Marsh of Pittsburg and Nellie Amanda Lucas of Arma, Kan.; brothers
Charles A Lucas of Junction City, Kan.; Claude F. Lucas of Miami, Okla.,
Wayne King of Girard, Kan., and Robert David Lucas of Pittsburg, Kan.
William was preceded in death by his parents; brother Clifford W. (Rocky)
Lucas and sister Margaret Sue Cohran.
Inurnment will be at a later date. There are no services planned at this
E-mail condolences may be left at our website www.bathnaylor.com.
Arrangements under the direction of Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 104 W.
Main St., Weir, KS.
GALENA, KS — Carl Dean Upton, 60, passed away Saturday, May 8,
Services will be at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of
Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, Pittsburg, Kan.
SCAMMON — Harold O’Malley, 97 of rural Scammon, KS died at 8:28
pm, Saturday, May 8, 2010 at the Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, KS.
He was born Dec 27, 1912 in rural West Mineral, KS the son of Patrick
Phillip and Elizabeth (St. John’s) O’Malley. He attended the Coal Valley
rural school and graduated from the Cherokee High School.
On August 31, 1937 he was united in marriage to Anna Marie Pomatto at
the St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Scammon, KS; she preceded him in
death December 25, 1968.
Harold was a self employed Farmer, Dairyman and Agribusinessman.
He was a lifetime area resident and a member of the St. Bridget’s
Catholic Church. Additional memberships include the Weir Civic Club,
Soil Conservation Committee in Cherokee County, former Weir School
board member and The National Farmers Organization.
Survivors include four sons: Phillip O’Malley and wife Lisa of rural
Pittsburg, Jim O’Malley and wife Liz of rural Scammon, Charles E. O’
Malley and wife Joyce of rural Scammon and Larry O’Malley and wife
Peggy of Independence, KS; three daughters: Elizabeth Anna Starns and
husband Max of Odessa, MO, Mary Sue Scheifelbein and husband Mark
of Pittsburg and Rose Marie Wydick of Weir; a sister Mary Elizabeth O’
Malley of Weir; 26 grandchildren and 44 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, an infant son Joseph, two
brothers: Ralph O’Malley and Dave O’Malley, a grandson Steve Anthony
Scheifelbein and a granddaughter Lisa Maria Wydick.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 am, Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at the
St. Bridget’s Catholic Church with Fr. Chrysostom Ah Maung and Fr.
Thomas Stroot as concelebrants. Burial will follow in the St. Bridget’s
Catholic Cemetery. Parish rosary will be recited at 7 pm, Tuesday, May
11 at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Weir, where family will receive
friends following the rosary.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s and/or Angels Among Us.
These may be left at or mailed to the funeral home. Services and
arrangements are under the direction of the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home
of Weir, KS.
COLUMBUS — Berea Iona McMullen, 93, of Columbus, formerly of West
Mineral, Kan., died at 12:10pm, Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at
Medicalodge of Columbus.
Berea was born March 22, 1917 in Columbus, KS to Harry and Effie
(Griffin) Dill. She attended area schools, graduating from the Cherokee
County Community High School with the class of 1935.
On June 4, 1939, in Columbus, KS, she married W.G. “Mac” McMullen.
He preceded her in death on June 6, 2005.
Berea was a homemaker. She attended the United Methodist Church in
West Mineral for many years.
Survivors include her sons Philip G. McMullen and wife Jean of Littleton,
CO; W. James McMullen and wife Pat and H.L. McMullen and wife Diana
all of Bailey, CO; sisters Marvella Ricketts of Haysville, KS and Edna
Robinson of Joplin, MO and her twin brothers Ervin Dill and wife Edna
and Mervin Dill and wife Leta all of Columbus, KS; along with six
grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Berea was preceded in death by her parents; sister Fontella Niggeman;
brothers Harrison L. and Calvin Dill.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 11, 201,0 at the First
Presbyterian Church of Columbus with Pastor Susan Rosenbaum and
Rev. Dennis Johnson co-officiating. Burial will follow at the Greenlawn
Cemetery. Informal visitation will be from 12noon until 6pm on Monday at
Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 611 S. East Ave., Columbus. E-mail
condolences may be left at our website www.bathnaylor.com. The family
suggests expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorials to the
United Methodist Church of West Mineral and/or the First Presbyterian
Church of Columbus. Memorials may be left at or mailed to the Bath-
Naylor Funeral Home of Columbus, KS.
Irene Jenkins, 89 of Weir died at 12:01 p.m. Saturday May 1st
at the home of her son in Weir.
She was born November 19, 1920 in Purdy, MO the daughter of Pierre
L. and Hazel (Gravitt) Decocq. She was a graduate from Wheaton, MO
High School and received her teacher’s certificate from Kansas State
Irene married Francis Jenkins on September 19, 1942 in Los Angeles,
CA ; he preceded her in death on December 18, 1997.
She was a school teacher for 36 years retiring in 1983. She taught in
Missouri, Scammon, Weir and Columbus Kansas.
Mrs. Jenkins was a member of the Weir United Methodist Church, the
Kent Chapter #117 Order of the Eastern Star and the Retired Teachers
Survivors include 3 sons-David Jenkins and wife Becky of Weir, John L.
Jenkins and wife Nan of Chicago, IL, Glen Jenkins of Austin, TX ; a
daughter Jane Pike and husband Tony of Eureka Springs, AR; a sister-in-
law Rozella Decocq, 8 Grandchildren, 8 Great-grandchildren and several
nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents,
husband, 2 brothers Lawrence and Olan Decocq and a daughter-in-law
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday May 6th at the Bath-Naylor
Funeral Home in Weir with Reverend Bob Banks officiating. Burial will
follow in the Hosey Hill Cemetery. The Order of the Eastern Star will
provided burial rites at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home where the
family will receive friends following until 8 p.m. Friends may call at the
funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday. Condolences can be sent to www.
bathnaylor.com Memorial contributions can be made to the Weir United
Methodist Church or to the Kent Chapter Order of the Eastern Star
#117. Memorials may be brought by or mailed to the Bath-Naylor
Funeral Home 104 W. Main St. Weir, KS 66781.
Everett L. St. Clair, 92 of Scammon, KS died at 12:45 a.m. Thursday April
29, 2010 at the Quaker Hill Manor Nursing Home in Lowell, KS.
He was born April 21, 1918 in Mulberry, KS the son of Roy and Florence
(Scott) St. Clair.
Everett was a lifetime resident of the Cherokee/Scammon areas.
He married Hazel Hindman on October 4, 1939 in Lamar, MO; she
preceded him in death on July 30, 2002.
Everett was a lineman working for Empire District Electric Company for
35 years retiring in the early 1980’s.
He was a member of the Presbyterian Faith; a past member of the
Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening.
Survivors include a son Robert “Bob” St. Clair and wife Shirley of Baxter
Springs; 3 Grandchildren-Robin Graham and husband Rod of Miami, OK,
Kelly St. Clair-Barnes and husband Paul of Farmington, MO, Stacy Skye
and husband Joseph of Baxter Springs; 7 Great-grandchildren Zachary
and Nicholas Graham, Jonah and Delaney Barnes, Morgan, Brendan and
Emerson Skye. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and a son
Everett G. “Jerry” St. Clair.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday May 1, 2010 at the Hosey
Hill Cemetery in Weir with Pastor Wes Davis officiating. The family will
receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the Bath-
Naylor Funeral Home in Weir, the procession to the cemetery will leave at
In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be in the form of memorials to
the Scammon, KS Presbyterian Church. Memorials may be brought by or
mailed to the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home 104 W. Main St. Weir, KS 66781.