PITTSBURG - Stephen H. Loudermilk, 52, of Pittsburg, KS died
Thursday, November 5, 2009 at his home.
No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the
direction of Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Pittsburg.
TULSA, Okla. — Scott Leo Dayton, 80, longtime resident of Tulsa, OK,
native of Pittsburg, KS, went to be with the Lord at 10:16 a.m.,
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at his home.
Scott was born February 27, 1929 in Aurora, MO to Lt. Maxwell Freeman
and Ada (Halter) Dayton. He attended area schools. He attended and
graduated from Kansas State Teachers College, known today as PSU.
Scott was in sales at Bank Note Printing Company for 23 years retiring in
1998 as the Vice President.
Scott attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Pittsburg, KS.
He is survived by his sons Scott Joseph Dayton of Dripping Springs, TX
and Kenneth Dayton of Stigler, OK; grandsons Ryan Dayton and wife
Darcy of Dallas, TX and Chad Dayton of Oklahoma City, OK, along with
many many friends. The family wishes to thank his many friends for their
kindness and prayers he will always be remembered by all.
Scott was preceded in death by his parents, son Maxwell Dayton and ex-
wife Jeanne (Bridwell) Dayton.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00pm, Monday, November 9, 2009 at
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Pittsburg, KS with Fr. John Hays
as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Highland Park Cemetery in Pittsburg,
KS. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. on Sunday at Bath-
Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS, where a rosary
will be recited at 7 p.m.
The family suggests expressions of sympathy be in
the form of memorials to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Memorial
fund. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of
WEST MINERAL — Gerald D. Stevens, 57 of West Mineral, KS, formerly
of Pittsburg, Ks died at 5:42 a.m., Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at
Labette County Medical Center in Parsons, KS.
Gerald was born December 26, 1951 in Kansas City, MO to Ralph V. and
Mary Roberta (Norvail) Stevens. He attended area schools.
On February 28, 1970, he married Debrah E. Tumbleson, in Kansas City,
KS. She preceded him in death on April 22, 2009.
Gerald was a farmer. He loved to be outdoors, where he could coon hunt
and be around horses. He went to a lot of swaps and flea markets. He
volunteered his time at the SEK Humane Society.
Survivors include his sons Gerald S. Stevens of Arcadia, KS, Troy
Stevens and wife Connie of Columbus, KS, Ralph Stevens and wife
Glenda of Russellville, AR and Mark Stevens and wife Cindy of Pittsburg,
KS, brothers James Stevens of Tulsa, OK, Virgil Stevens of Olathe, KS,
Robert Stevens of Florida, Johnny Stevens of Pittsburg, KS and Kenny
Stevens of Chetopa, KS; sisters Betty Rose of Webb City, MO and Vicki
Poe of Scammon, KS; along with 4 grandchildren and 8 great-
Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, sister Roberta Bright,
sister-in-law Brenda Stevens and brother-in-law Red Poe.
Memorial services will 11 a.m., Saturday, November 7, 2009 at Bath-
Naylor Funeral Home, 104 W. Main St., Weir, KS with Dion Edwards
officiating. Private family inurnment will take place at a later date. The
family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time on Saturday at
the funeral home.
The family suggests expression of sympathy be in the
form of memorials to help defray funeral expenses. Memorials may be left
at or mailed to Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Weir, KS.
Carolyn Sue Brooks “Wingnut” passed into God’s loving arms on
November 1, 2009 surrounded by friends.
Carolyn was born February 15, 1943 in Bradford Ark.
She is survived by her children Melissa McKinney of Pittsburg, Melvin
McKinney, Nevada, and Scott McKinney of Kansas; a sister Helen Allen
of Pittsburg and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in
death by her parents, a brother and 2 sisters.
She will be missed by all who loved her.
According to her wishes she has been taken for cremation and a
memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Bath-
Naylor Funeral Home 522 S. Broadway Pittsburg, KS.
George S. Thomas, 95 of Pittsburg, KS, died at 1:20 am, Sunday
November 1, 2009 at Mt. Carmel Medical Center in Pittsburg, KS. He had
been in ill health for 10 days and a patient in the hospital for one week.
He was born August 22, 1914 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas the son of Jim and
Bessie Thomas. George was an only child reared by his aunt due to his
mother’s death at an early age. He played Negro League Baseball for
seven years as a member of the Indianapolis Clowns and had been a
resident of Pittsburg for over 40 years.
George worked for the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of
Pittsburg, until his retirement.
He leaves no survivors except for his caregiver Jeff Wilbert of Pittsburg.
Memorial services will be 10 am Thursday, November 5, 2009 at the Bath-
Naylor Funeral Home & Crematory, 522 S. Broadway in Pittsburg with
Father Thomas Stroot, pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in
Pittsburg officiating. Inurnment will be in Highland Park Cemetery,
Pittsburg. A memorial has been established in George’s name to the St.
Mary’s-Colgan Booster Club. Memorials may be left at the Bath-Naylor
Funeral Home & Crematory in Pittsburg.
COLUMBUS — John R. Bicknell Jr., of Columbus died at 9:25 a.m.
Saturday October 31, 2009 at the Medicalodge Nursing Home in
Columbus. According to his wishes John has been taken for cremation,
no services are planned at this time.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Bath-Naylor
Funeral Home 611 S. East Ave. Columbus, KS.
Joseph P. Lewitzke, 88 of Pittsburg died Thursday October 29, 2009 at
his home in Pittsburg.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday November 3, 2009 at
the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Pittsburg with Father
Thomas Stroot as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Mount Calvary
Cemetery in Nevada, MO.
Arrangements are under the direction of the
Bath-Naylor Funeral Home 522 S. Broadway Pittsburg, KS.
Donald W. Mansell, 72 of Arma, KS died 11:25pm Monday, October 26,
2009 at Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center in Pittsburg, KS following a
Private services will take place at a later date. Arrangements are under
the direction of Bath-Naylor Funeral Home & Crematory in Weir, KS.
Oliver Ray Minor, 76 yrs of age, of Joplin, Mo, passed away on October
24, 2009, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin. He was born in Prairie Grove,
Arkansas on August 24, 1933 to Lewis Minor and Bessie Oliver. He
spent his childhood in West Mineral, Kansas and served in the US Army
during the Korean Conflict. He later earned a technical degree from
Kansas State Teachers College in Pittsburg, Ks in electronics. Oliver
worked for 25 years at Pittsburg State University as an Electrical
Supervisor and Energy Management System Supervisor. He retired
early due to his health in 1988. During the interim he was an avid bowler
and had a real passion for fishing. Oliver married Dorothy Rae Kretchet
on May 15, 1953 and she preceded him in death in December 1997.
Oliver later moved to Joplin, Mo to share a home with his loving and long
time companion Treva M. Ferrier. He also enjoyed a special relationship
with her son John "Skip" Ferrier as well as with her entire extended
family. The two shared membership in the Forest Park Baptist Church in
Oliver belonged to many service organizations including: lifetime
memberships in the American Legion Post #64 and the VFW Post #1372
and the DAV, all in Pittsburg. He also belonged to the Joplin Elks Lodge
#501, Adbou Ben Adhem Shriners of Springfield, Mo, The Burning Sands
Joplin Shrine Club, Masonic Lodge #681, Scottish rites 33rd, Eagles Club
of West Mineral, Four States Family Fishing Club, and ABC bowling.
Oliver had two children, a son, Oliver "Ray" Minor, Jr. who preceded him
in death in December of 2006 and a daughter Kathryn "Kathy"
Hernandez who lives with her husband Michael in Springfield, MO. He
has three grandchildren, Heather Harris of Everett, Washington, Kelli
Minor of Decatur, MI and Christopher Minor of Lawrence, KS. He had
three great-grandchildren, Whitney and Kelsey Ann Harris and Olive
Minor. He had many other family members and friends who will miss him.
Funeral services will be 2 pm, Wednesday, October 28, 2009, at the
Bath-Naylor Funeral Home with Rev. John Swadley officiating. Burial will
follow in the Highland Park Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the
funeral home from 7-8 pm Tuesday evening.
Military rites and flag folding services by the Ft.
Riley Funeral Honor Detail Team. Service by the Bath-Naylor Funeral
Home 522 S. Broadway Pittsburg, KS.