SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Stacie Jeanne Laughlin, 52 of Springfield, Missouri
passed away peacefully on December 5, 2009.
She was born in Pittsburg, Kansas on September 19, 1957, the daughter
of Otis William and Jacqueline Ray (Price) Laughlin.
She attended local schools and moved to Phoenix, Arizona with her
family in 1968. She graduated from high school in Phoenix and returned
to the mid west with her parents in 1986. She lived in Springfield,
Missouri and surrounding area the majority of her adult life.
In 1994 she was married to Greg Borden, they later divorced. Stacie
worked in the hospitality industry for over 30 years. She was a loyal and
hard working employee.
Church membership was held in the First Christian Church in Pittsburg,
KS. Stacie was especially fond of animals. She was a kind and caring
person and will be missed by her family and many friends.
She is survived by two brothers: Otis William Laughlin, III of Venice
Florida and Stephan Edward Laughlin of Springfield, Missouri, four
nieces and one nephew: Leigh Ann Laughlin of Ocoee, Florida, Sarah
Laughlin, Amanda Laughlin, Katherine Laughlin, and Joseph Laughlin of
Stacie was preceded in death by her parents, step Mother Carole Jeanne
Laughlin, Grandparents, Roy and Florence Price and Otis and Florence
No attendant services are planned at this time, inurnment will take place
at the Highland Park Cemetery at a later date. Condolences may be left
at bathnaylor.com. Memorials may be made to the SEK Humane Society,
these may be left at or mailed to the funeral home. Cremation services
by Bath-Naylor Funeral home 522 S. Broadway Pittsburg, KS 66762.
PITTSBURG — Baston, George Edward Sr. “Sonny”, 62, retired U.S. Air
Force, died 12-05-09.
Survived by wife Janice Baston; daughters, Jani Draper, Debbie (Jimmy)
Mower, Kelly (Jason) Plogger, Jessica Baston, Kimberly Creek, 4
grandchildren, 1 soon-to-be grandson, 8 brothers and sisters, numerous
nieces and nephews.
Viewing 12-10-09, 6 - 8 p.m. at Bath Naylor Funeral. Graveside services
at 11 a.m. 12-11-09, Fort Scott National Cemetery.
PITTSBURG - Christy Ann Pitts, 40, of Pittsburg passed away 10:45 a.m.
Thursday, December 3, 2009 at Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center.
No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the
direction of Bath-Naylor Funeral Home & Crematory, Pittsburg.
PITTSBURG — Barbara E. (Jaynes) Meyer, 76 of Pittsburg, KS, and
Joplin, MO. died Thursday, December 3, 2009 at Mt. Carmel in Pittsburg,
Barbara was born September 9th, 1933 in Blue Springs, NE to Cecil J.
and Mabel E. (Crowner) Cummings. She attended schools in Neosho,
Barbara married Sammie Jaynes March 5th, 1951. They were Married 19
years, and had four children together, She later married Wesley Wayne
"Hink" Meyer residing in Weir, KS. for 15 years,
Barbara worked for Elm Acres Youth & Family Services of Pittsburg, KS
for 14 years as a bookkeeper. She later worked at Hix Corporation of
Pittsburg as an Administration Assistant retiring in1997.
Barbara attended the Cherokee Baptist Church.
She volunteered making costumes for alot of the plays at the theater in
Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium for years.
She is survived by her sons Mike Jaynes of Joplin, MO, Mitch Jaynes,
and his wife Bobbie of Joplin; daughters Michele Kruger of S. Lake
Tahoe, CA, Melanie (Jaynes) Geier of Cherokee, KS; sister Marline
Casey of Albuquerque, NM; brother Jim Cummings and wife Carol Jean of
Rapid City, S. Dakota; six grandsons Jeremy Kruger and wife Andreea,
Jesse Kruger, Josh Jaynes, Travis Geier and Terri Ogden, Cody and
Rusty Geier; along with 4 great-grandsons Matthew Chris Kruger and
Norman Travis Geier, Nathan and Zachary Ogden.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, son-in-
law Chris Kruger and brother-in-law Lec Casey.
Memorial services will be 2:00 pm, Monday, December 7, 2009 at Bath-
Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS. Private family
inurnment will be at a later time.
PITTSBURG — Travis G. Little, 51 of Pittsburg, died Monday Nov. 30,
2009 at the Canadian Valley Regional Hospital following a sudden illness.
He was born June 25, 1958 in Oklahoma City, OK the son of Travis W.
and Betty (Fleck) Little.
On June 4, 1994 he was united in marriage to Doris Foster in Pittsburg,
Travis was a truck driver and pulled for Monsours and Prime Inc. of
Survivors include his wife of the home, two daughters: Laticha Brown of
Webb City, MO and Shavon Whitter of Pittsburg, two sons: Clarence and
Michael Little both of Springfield, MO, three step-sons Shawn Ferrell of
Des Moines, IA, Nicholas Ferrell of Odessa, MO, Fredrick Ferrell of
Pittsburg, Mother of Oklahoma City, OK, one brother, six sisters,
numerous grandchildren and one great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his father and an infant child.
Family will receive friends at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home from 2-4 pm
Saturday, December 5, 2009.
Services and arrangements are by the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home 522 S. Broadway
Joyce T. Kennard, 75 of Pittsburg died at 12:20 a.m. Monday November
30, 2009 at her home in Pittsburg.
She was born March 30, 1934 in Newton, KS the daughter o Carl and
Bessie (Fadley) Ortmann
Joyce moved to Pittsburg 3 years ago from Sedgwick, KS. She
attended K-State University.
She married Ken K. Kennard, they later divorced.
Joyce was a bookkeeper most recently working for Intrust Bank.
Survivors include a son Carlton Kennard a daughter Kimberly Kennard
both of Pittsburg a brother Kenneth Ortmann of Quitman, TX; 4
Grandchildren Kamern Kennard, Kari Cronister, Kami Patrick and Kelli
Kennard and 4 Great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her
parents and a brother Galen Ortmann.
According to her wishes Joyce has been taken for cremation, private
family services will be at a later date.
Memorial contributions can be made to Southern
Care Hospice. Memorials may be brought by or mailed to the
Bath-Naylor Funeral Home 522 S. Broadway Pittsburg, KS 66762.
Edward Paul Van Becelaere 77, of Pittsburg, KS died Friday November
27, 2009 at his home following a short illness.
Edward was born February 19, 1932 in Pittsburg, KS, the son of William
A. “Bill” Sr. and Gertrude (Burns) Van Becelaere. He lived in Pittsburg all
of his life and attended St. Mary's School.
On December 19, 1950 he married Ruth Ann Prince. She preceded him
in death on September 30, 2008. He was a member of Our Lady of
Lourdes Catholic Church. He worked all of his life and some of his trades
included farming, trucking, landscaping, and carpentery.
Survivors include ten children: Danny Van Becelaere of Pittsburg, KS,
Don Van Becelaere and wife Vicki of Pittsburg, KS, Dave Van Becelaere
and wife Jeanine of Pittsburg, KS, Darrell Van Becelaere of Pittsburg, KS,
Diane Van Becelaere of Pittsburg, KS, Debbie Deal and husband Terry
of Pittsburg, KS, Dennis Van Becelaere and wife Tysha of Pittsburg, KS,
Denise McLeod and husband Mike of Pittsburg, KS, Dee Dee Henry and
husband Andy of Spring, TX, and Doug Van Becelaere and wife Shannon
of Pittsburg, KS; brothers Charles, Fred, and Richard Van Becelaere;
sisters Rosemary Hubbard and Teresa Tripp; 24 grandchildren and 5
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Jennie Marie Van
Beceleare, brothers William Jr. and Robert Van Becelaere.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be 10am Wednesday December 2,
2009 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with Fr. John Hay as
celebrant. Burial will follow at the Highland Park Cemetery in Pittsburg,
KS. Family will receive friends from 6-8pm Tuesday December 1, 2009
at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Pittsburg, KS. Rosary will be recited
Arrangements and services are under the direction of Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of
Billy (Bill) G. Jones, 78 of Scammon, KS died at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday
November 25, 2009 at the St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin,
He was born July 28, 1931 in Monmouth, KS the son of Jesse Francis
and Grace Ivon (Green) Jones. He was a long term resident of the
Southeast Kansas area.
Billy served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the
Korean War from 1952 until 1955.
He married Ann Hare on October 22, 1956 in Cordaline, ID ; she
survives at the home.
Billy worked for the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant as an Explosive’s
Operator on the 300 production line from 1973 until his retirement in
Survivors include his wife of the home; 2 daughters Cheryl Widner of
Scammon, Debbie Klingman and husband Gene of Parsons; 4
Grandchildren Megan Widner, Lindsey Perry and husband D.J. and
Stacy and Barry Klingman; and 7 Great-grandchildren. He was preceded
in death by his parents a brother Harold Jones and a sister Wilma House.
Billy has been taken for cremation. Private family services and
inurnment of cremains will take place at a later date at the Monmouth
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or to the
American Legion Post #64 of Pittsburg. Memorials may be mailed to the
Bath-Naylor Funeral Home 522 S. Broadway Pittsburg, KS 66762.