CHEROKEE — Rollin G. Russell, 79 of Cherokee died, Thursday, March
11, 2010 at his home following a long illness.
He was born July 1, 1930 in Cherokee the son of Oliver and Della Russell.
On Feb. 14, 1957 he was married to Annabel Markham in Cherokee, she
survives him of the home.
Rollin was a truck driver for Radell, Heckart, Cherokee Grain and several
other local companies.
He was a past member of the Cherokee Volunteer Fire Dept.
Additional Survivors include two daughters: Bessie Freeman of
Cherokee, Alma Eckles of Joplin, MO, 4 grandchildren and 1 great
He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter Nina Russell.
Graveside services will be Monday, 10 am, March 15, 2010 at the
Council Corners Cemetery with Pastor Bob Banks officiating. Burial will
follow. Friends and family are requested to meet at the Cemetery for the
services. Family will receive friends at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in
Weir from 6-7 p.m. on Sunday evening. Condolences may be left at www.
bathnaylor.com. Service by the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Weir, KS.
Ernest Charles Harbold, 67 of Weir, KS died at 3:15am, Wednesday,
March 10, 2010 at Girard Medical Center in Girard, KS.
Ernest was born September 30, 1942, in Goodland, KS to Charles and
Eva Mary (Sponsel) Harbold. He attended area schools, graduating from
Girard High School.
Ernest served his country in the United States Army.
Ernest was a roofer and worked construction. He later was a CNA for
Heritage Nursing Home in Girard, KS.
Survivors include his daughters Susan Mapes and husband Richard of
Pittsburg, KS, Karey Valdez and husband Arnold Patrick of Pittsburg, KS;
sons Ernest Clarence Harbold and wife Pearl of Walnut, KS and David
Harbold and wife Marie of Pittsburg, KS; sister Caroline Michael of Girard,
KS; along with 21 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Ernest was preceded in death by his parents; step-father Clarence
“Hoople” Meyer; brothers Bobby Dee and Donald Harbold and brother-in-
law Keith Michael.
Funeral services will be 1:00pm, Monday, March 15, 2010 at Bath-Naylor
Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS with Rev. Jim Sukraw
officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Park Cemetery in Pittsburg where
military rites will be given by the Ft. Riley Funeral Honors Detail Team.
The family will receive friends from noon until service time on Monday at
the funeral home. E-mail condolences may be left at our website www.
bathnaylor.com. Arrangements and services are under the direction of
Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Pittsburg.
Vivian Irene Burnett, 91 of Frontenac, KS, formerly of Stafford, KS died at
11:33am, Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at the Oakview Estates in
Vivian was born July 28, 1918 in St. John, KS to Fredrick “Fred” and
Mabel (Drake) Williams. She attended schools there, graduating from St.
John High School.
On August 4, 1958, in Clayton, N.M., she married Raburn Avon Burnett.
He survives of the home.
Vivian worked as a clerk for the Garden City Courthouse. She later was a
teacher’s aide at the George Matthews Elementary School in Garden
City, KS, helping with the special education program.
Vivian was a former precinct chairman for the Garden City, KS voting
polls. She was avid book reader and collector.
Additional survivors include her daughters Delores Dater and husband
Silver of Lenexa, KS, Beth King of Arvada, CO and Patsy Williams of
Corpus Christi, TX; sons Gary Duvall and wife Barbara of Foss, OK, Jerry
Duvall and wife Wendy of Lamar, Mo, Keith Duvall of Grove, OK and
Kevin Burnett and wife Marjie of Reno, NV; along with 25 grandchildren
and numerous great-grandchildren and several great-great
Vivian was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Victor and Harold
Williams, daughter-in-law Lynn Duvall, son-in-laws James King and
Kenneth Williams, grandson Kerry King and a great grandson Nicholas
Graveside services will be 2:00pm, Saturday, March 13, 2010 at Fairview
Park Cemetery in St. John, KS with Pastor Jim Dillon officiating. The
family will receive friends from 1pm until service time at the cemetery.
The family suggests expression of sympathy be in the form of memorials
to the Nora E. Larabee Memorial Library. Memorial may be sent to the
Nora E. Larabee Memorial Library, 108 N. Union St., Stafford, KS 67578
or Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS. 66762.
PITTSBURG — Allen Kent Swartz, 52 of Pittsburg, died at 1:49 p.m.,
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at the Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center
following a long illness.
He was born November 26, 1957 in Pittsburg, the son of Kenneth and
Patricia (Irvin) Swartz.
On September 22, 1978 he was united in marriage to Kristy Schneider in
Asbury, MO, she survives him of the home.
Allen was a lifetime area resident and a member of St. Barbara’s Catholic
Church formerly in Chicopee.
He was an avid sports fan and loved his home teams, The Gorillas,
Royals and Chiefs.
He worked for Pitt Plastics for several years.
Additional survivors include two daughters: Melissa Holland of Pittsburg,
Sarah Swartz and fiancée Sonny Waldfogel both of DeFuniak Springs,
FL; Mother: Patricia Swartz of Frontenac; two sisters Diana Allen of
Centerton, AR, Joyce Bartley and her husband Jack of Bentonville, AR;
grandmother Lela Holden of Pittsburg; four grandchildren: Mary Elle
Thompson, Deven Holland, Makenzi Waldfogel and Summer Waldfogel;
three nephews, five nieces and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Memorial services will be 11 am, Saturday, March 13, 2010 at the Bath-
Naylor Funeral Home in Pittsburg with Rev. Kevin Arensman officiating.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour before service
time starting at 10 am, Saturday.
Memorials may be made to the SEK Humane Society;
these may be left at or mailed to the funeral home. Services by Bath-
Naylor Funeral Home 522 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762.
WEIR — J. Louise Bruyr, 85 of Weir, KS died peacefully in her sleep
March 8, 2010 at her home.
She was born April 4, 1924 in Stone City, KS the daughter of Ralph and
Mary (Marrietta) Beighey. The family later moved to West Mineral, KS
where Louise attended & graduated from West Mineral High School. She
went on to receive her teacher’s certificate from the Pittsburg State
Teachers College. She taught school in several one-room schools in this
On June 15, 1947 she was united in marriage to Jack Bruyr; they were
the first couple to ever wed in the West Mineral Methodist Church. Jack
preceded her in death on Dec. 17, 2003.
Jack was employed early in their marriage by Public Service Co. of
Oklahoma. Before his retirement, they had lived in Tulsa, Chickasha,
Lawton, Clinton, Broken Arrow and Oklahoma City before coming back
home to SE Kansas.
While Louise had several jobs throughout her many years of marriage,
she was known as the “Cat Tail Lady” for her unique hand crafted and
life like cattails. These and many other crafts she showed at craft fairs
and sold from her shop, Jana Lou Creations in Weir.
She enjoyed her family, her two grandsons, sewing, entertaining, bridge
and her many organizations that she was so involved in throughout her
life. Some of which include Jaycee Jaynes, Girl Scouts, Little Theatre
and the Newcomers Club.
Survivors include a daughter and caregiver Carole Jones of the home,
two wonderful grandsons Jeromy Averyt of Tulsa, OK and Dakota Jones
of Weir; Two loving sisters and their husbands Wilma and John Newell of
Weir and Anita and Harold “Pepper” Martin of Pittsburg. Additional
survivors include a loving family full of nieces, nephews, cousins, great
nephews & nieces & great-great nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Friday, March 12, 2010 at the Bath-
Naylor Funeral Home in Weir with Pastor Kenneth Butts officiating. Burial
will follow in the Park Cemetery in Columbus.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home in Weir from 1 p.m. until
Memorials may be made to the Weir United Methodist Youth Fund, these may be left at or
mailed to the funeral home. Services by the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home
104 W. Main St. Weir, KS 66781.
Donna Ilene Hadlock 60, of Cherokee, KS died March 7, 2010 at Mt.
Carmel Regional Medical Center following a short illness.
Donna was born November 30, 19 49 in Harper, KS the daughter of Don
R. and Imohl I. (Craig) Hadlock.
She was a member of the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Pittsburg, KS.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a Past Worthy
Matron. She worked as a Police Officer, Pilot, EMT, and most recently a
Director at H & R Block as an income tax specialist.
Survivors include her parents, son Donnie Tate and wife Audrey of
Cherokee, KS; siblings David Hadlock of Lee Summit, MO and Noel
Rakestraw of Cherokee, KS; grandchildren Tobias Tate, Levi Tate and
Synthea Hermes. She is also survived by all her loving pets.
Memorial Services will be 7pm Friday March 12, 2010 at the Bath-Naylor
Funeral Home in Weir, KS with Fr. Wolf officiating. Burial will take place
at a later date in Hosey Hill Cemetery in Weir, KS. In lieu of flowers the
family ask expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorials to the St
Peter’s Episcopal Church Youth Program. Friends may drop off or mail
memorials to Bath-Naylor Funeral Home 104 W. Main St. Weir, KS
Arrangements and services are under the direction of Bath-Naylor
Funeral Home of Weir, KS.