Louis Junior Emerson, 87 of Pittsburg, KS died at 4:27pm, Wednesday,
January 13, 2010 at Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center in Pittsburg, KS.
Louis was born May 30, 1922 in Pittsburg, KS to Edward Louis and
Nancy Nadine (Willey) Emerson. He attended area schools.
On April 26, 1941, in Girard, KS, he married Leona Holloway. She
survives of the home.
Louis served his country in the United States Navy. While serving he
received the Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal and the
American Area Campaign Medal. He was honorably discharged on
March 24, 1946 as a Machinist Mate 3rd Class.
Louis worked as a machinist for McNally’s, Kansas City Southern
Railroad and the Webb Corporation. He later owned and operated
Emerson Machine Shop in Pittsburg.
Louis was a member of the Open Door Fellowship Center. He
belonged to the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship. He held a 57
year membership in the Benjamin Fuller American Legion Post #64 and
was a longtime member of the V.F.W. Post #1158 both of Pittsburg. Louis
was also a licensed minister. He was a member of the Machine Shop
Advisory Committee and belonged to the Vocational Technical Institute
both at Kansas State Teachers College, known today as PSU, in
Louis was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Shirley and Fern;
brothers Ed, Maurice and Richard; granddaughter Kari Emerson Spiers
and grandson Eric Adams.
Additional survivors include his sons Ron Emerson (Pat) of Pittsburg
and Tom Emerson (Sally) of Garnett; daughter Susan Adams (Frank) of
Pittsburg; brother Don Emerson and sister Midge Stacy both of CA; along
with 9 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces
The family will receive friends Saturday, January 16, 10:00AM, at the
First Church of the Nazarene. Celebration of Life immediately following
with Kent Morgan officiating. A flag presentation will be held by the
Benjamin Fuller American Legion Post #64. The family suggests
expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorials to Relay For Life,
Angels Among Us and the Benjamin Fuller American Legion Post #64.
Memorials may be left at or mailed to Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S.
Broadway, Pittsburg, KS.
Jake A. Price 20, of Pittsburg, KS died 7:45am Monday January 11,
2010 at KU Medical Center in Kansas City, KS following a long illness.
Jake was born January 10, 1990 in Pittsburg, KS to Mark and Cindy
(Reinier) Price. He lived in Pittsburg most of his young life except for
eight he resided in Anchorage Alaska. He attended Bay Shore
Elementary in Anchorage, AK ; NE Elementary in Arma, KS ; NE Junior
High and High School in Arma, KS ; and 2 years at Pittsburg State
University were he was majoring in Psychology and Diversity Studies. He
was a cook at the Mall Deli for 5 years.
He was a member of the Arma United Methodist Church in Arma, KS.
He was a member of Mirza Shriners, Masonic Lodge #187, Boys State as
a student and counselor, Scholars Bowl in High School, Autism Speaks
Association, 2010 Gubernatorial Candidate, involved in speech and
forensics, and took part in Crawford County Teen Court. He enjoyed
collecting coins, playing piano, saxophone, was known as a pool hustler,
always need a book in his hand, was always close to his family, friends
and never met a stranger. He also joined the Army in May and was
scheduled for deployment in October, but due to his illness was medically
Survivors include his parents of Pittsburg, KS ; paternal grandparents
John and Susan Price of Arma, KS ; Tim and Nina Presley of Springfield
, MO ; maternal grandfather Frank Reinier of Pittsburg, KS ; Godparents
Richard Steckel and Mary Marshall of Anchorage, AK ; and many aunts,
uncles, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by maternal grandmother Linda Reineir.
Funeral Services will be 2pm Saturday January 16, 2010 at Bath-Naylor
Funeral Home in Pittsburg, KS with Pastor Ashley Masoni officiating.
Burial will take place at the Highland Park Cemetery in Pittsburg, KS.
Masonic Rites will be recited at 6pm Friday January 15, 2010 at the
Funeral Home with family receiving friends immediately following until
8pm. Friends may pay their respect at the funeral home after 11am on
Friday. In lieu of flowers the family ask expressions of sympathy be in the
form of memorials to the Histiocyte Society. Friends may drop off or mail
memorials to Bath-Naylor Funeral Home 522 S. Broadway Pittsburg, KS
Arrangements and services are under the direction of Bath-Naylor
Funeral Home of Pittsburg, KS.
Mary M. Bartley, 66 of Pittsburg, KS died at 6:41pm, Sunday, January 10,
2010 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, MO.
Mary was born April 14, 1943 in Pittsburg, KS to Lonnie N. and Anna L.
“Lou” (Oehme) Gustin. She attended area schools, graduating from St.
Mary’s High School with the class of 1961.
On October 10, 1972 in Pittsburg, KS, she married Ralph E. Bartley, Jr.
He survives of the home.
Mary was the co-owner/co-operator of the Dairy Queen Stores in
Pittsburg. She later worked at the Wolf’s Den Tanning Salon.
Mary was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frontenac.
She attended Perpetual Adoration regularly at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church. She attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Mary was
an avid bowler, belonging to the Pittsburg Ladies League at the Holiday
Lanes. Mary loved people and she never met a stranger.
Additional survivors include her daughters Dawn Sitz and husband Jeff
of Carbondale, KS and Amy Bartley and friends Lisa Cobb and Jill
Mundorf all of Pittsburg; sons Ryan Bartley of Sarasota, FL and Ralph E.
Bartley III and wife Kim of Bella Vista, AR; brother Lonnie Gustin and his
wife Sharon of Girard, KS and her loving pet cat Louie; along with 8
Mary was preceded in death by her parents and grandson Joshua Sitz.
Mass of Christian burial will be 1:00 pm, Wednesday, January 13, 2010
at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Pittsburg with Fr. Thomas
Stroot as celebrant. Burial will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7-8pm on Tuesday at Bath-Naylor
Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, where a rosary will be recited
at 7pm. The family suggests expressions of sympathy be in the form of
memorials to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Memorial Fund
and/or SEK Humane Society. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Bath-
Naylor Funeral Home of Pittsburg, KS.
PITTSBURG — Dr. Perry Webb Page, DVM, 78 of rural Pittsburg died at
12:30 pm Sunday, January 3, 2010 at the St. John’s Regional Medical
Center following a long illness.
He was born August 10, 1931 in Pittsburg the son of Wilse Riley and
Leona Fern (Geier) Page. He attended area schools and graduated
from the Girard High School in 1949, he then went on to Pittsburg State
University where he received a Bachelors of Science Degree. From there
he went on to The College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State
University and graduated in 1957.
Perry worked at the Langdon Lane Animal Hospital from 1957 to 1968.
He was employed by the State of Missouri as a Veterinary Medical Officer
for 12 years. He then worked for the USDA as Veterinary Medical Officer
and retired after 25 years of Service.
On June 30, 1998 he was united in marriage to Sue Cambers in Las
Vegas, NV; she survives of the home.
He was a member of the Meadowside Baptist Church, the Elks Lodge
#412 in Pittsburg, Pitt-State Alumni and K-State Alumni Associations.
Additional survivors include three sons: Dennis Page of Butler, MO, Kyle
Page of Liberal MO, Shawn Page of Girard, KS; a daughter Dawn Page
of Racine, WI, mother Leona Page of Pittsburg, sister Kay Malcolm of
Pittsburg two Step-sons Terry Patrick of Columbia, MO and Doug
Cambers of Deep Water, MO; four step-daughters Connie Lester of
Warrensburg, MO, Debbie Cambers and Cathy Wheeler both of Pittsburg
and Lisa Cambers of Farmington, MO, along with several grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his father and Joy Page wife of 27 years.
Memorial services will be 10 am, Thursday, January 7, 2010 at the
Meadowside Baptist Church with Rev. Don Alexander officiating. Burial of
cremains will follow in the Highland Park Cemetery. Family will receive
friends at the Funeral home from 7-8 pm on Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to the Meadowside Baptist Church; these may be left
at or mailed to the funeral home. Services by the Bath-Naylor Funeral
home 522 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762.
PITTSBURG — Philip W. Mullinix, 81 of Pittsburg died at 7:50 am,
Saturday, January 2, 2010 at the Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center
following a brief illness.
He was born October 22, 1928 in Ft. Leavenworth, KS the son of Lorin
and Aileen (Dicus) Mullinix.
He enlisted in the US Marine Corps on May 31, 1950 where he served as
a Drill Instructor and is a Purple Heart Recipient of the Korean War. He
continued to serve until Honorably Discharged in 1965.
After retiring from the USMC he worked for the State of Kansas as Office
Manager for the Kansas Unemployment Insurance System, he retired
from the State in 1993.
On December 20, 1952 he was united in marriage to Patricia C. Mudd in
Walnut, KS; she preceded him in death on February 6, 2009.
Philip was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in
Pittsburg, served as a member of the Elks Lodge, and as a volunteer for
Meals-on-Wheels and Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include a son Paul Mullinix and wife Margo of Pittsburg; two
granddaughters Haley Mullinix of Pittsburg and McKenna England of
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and a brother Richard
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:30 am Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with Fr. Thomas Stroot as
Celebrant. Burial will follow in the Ft. Scott National Cemetery at 2:30 pm.
Liturgical Prayer Services will be 7pm, Tuesday at the Bath-Naylor
Funeral Home where the family will receive friends following the prayer
service. The US Marine Corp Funeral Honors Detail Team will provide
Military Rites at the Graveside.
Memorials may be left to Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial
Fund. These may be left at or mailed to the Funeral Home. Services are
under the direction of the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home 522 S. Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762.