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Date: Sunday, 2 October 2016, at 10:30 p.m.

A. Joe Bartlett 73, of Pittsburg, KS joined his savior at 9:00pm Thursday
September 16, 2010 at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, KS following a
long illness.
Joe was born May 20, 1937 in Haddam, KS the son of Joseph Wayne
and Electa Grace (Young) Bartlett. He came to this community in 1964
from Texas after being discharged from the Army. He grew up in
Wyoming and graduated from High School in Morrowville in 1955.
On August 24, 1961 he married Dorothy Borgialli in Ft. Collins, CO ; she
survives at the home. Joe worked as a manager for Broadway Lumber in
Pittsburg, KS for 45 years retiring in 2008. He was on the Board of
Directors for Mid American Lumberman’s Association; President of
National Home Builders Association; City Commissioner in 1977; Active in
Chamber of Commerce and Rotary; President of the Local Full Gospel
Business Men’s Fellowship International from 1988-present; National
Director of the Fellowship from 1995-present; and presented scripture of
the day for the past 10 years on the radio.
Survivors include his wife, children Armand Kent Bartlett and wife GiGi of
North Andover, MA and Sheila Joy Shannon of Washington, KS; siblings
Don Bartlett and wife Leslie of Torrington, WY and Sandy Check and
husband Sven of Indianapolis, IN; 5 grandchildren and 4 great-
He was preceded in death by his parents and son Nicky Joe.
Funeral Services will be 2pm Sunday September 19, 2010 at the
Lighthouse Tabernacle Church in Pittsburg, KS with Rev. Daryl Gaddy
officiating. Burial will take place at a private date in Greenwood
Cemetery in New Castle Wyoming. In lieu of flowers the family ask
expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorials to the One Day
Fellowship. Friends may drop off or mail memorials to Bath-Naylor
Funeral Home 522 S. Broadway Pittsburg, KS 66762.
Arrangements are by Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Pittsburg, KS.

Velva Margaret Pope, of Pittsburg, formerly of Madison, KS, passed
away on Sunday, August 22, 2010 at ViaChristi Regional Medical Center.
She was born November 5, 1925 in Pond Creek, Oklahoma, the
daughter of James Leroy and Serepta Keziah (McBride) Barwick.
She married Kermit Rochester Pope on December 18, 1947 in Boulder,
Colorado. He preceded her in death on March 22, 1998.
She graduated from cosmetology school in Oklahoma and worked as a
beauty operator in her home state, as well as Colorado and Kansas.
Upon completion of Kermit’s service with the U.S. Army Air Corps, they
lived in Colorado as he attended Pharmacy School at the University of
Colorado, Boulder. With her husband, they operated Pope Drug Store
in Madison for 40 years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern
Star, No. 350 Chapter (dissolved) and White Rose Chapter No. 297,
serving as Worthy Matron in 1968; the Topeka Social Order of the
Beauceant, Assembly No. 24; the American Legion Auxiliary, Emporia
Unit; and First Christian Church of Madison.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling, and attending a
variety of social events. She will be remembered for her quick-wit,
outspokenness, and fondness for fashion.
Survivors include son James M. Pope and his wife Debby of Pittsburg;
five grandchildren Michael Gerwert and wife Kay of Hutchinson, Julie
(Pope) Cauffman of Wichita, Briana Pope of Aurora, Colorado,
Cassandra (Pope) Cohen and husband Dane of Topeka, and Jessica
Pope of Fayetteville, AR; five great grandchildren Joseph and Jacob
Gerwert, Christina and Kaylee Cauffman, and Kai Pope; and one great-
great grandchild Maricella Zepeda.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son Kermit Linné Pope,
brothers Rothard James Barwick and Vane Joseph Barwick; sisters
Verna Aletha (Barwick) Egelston and Ava Roberta (Barwick) Young; and
great-grandson David Lee Cauffman II.
A private family memorial service is planned for a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of
Pittsburg. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to
the SEK Humane Society or the Grand Chapter of Kansas Order of the
Eastern Star. Donations may be sent to or left at Bath Naylor Funeral
Home, 522 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762.

Jack George Sanford Sr., 86 of Columbus passed from this life at
10:50 p.m. Wednesday August 18, 2010 at the Maude Norton Hospital in
He was born July 16, 1924 in Columbus, KS the son of Burl K.
and Lela Mae (Rumery) Sanford.
Jack attended schools in Mt. Hope, KS ; Cottonwood Falls, KS ;
Baxter Springs, KS and was a 1942 graduate of Columbus High School.
He later received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Business
Administration Degrees at Golden Gate University, San Francisco.
After high school, Jack worked for a brief time for WIBW in
Topeka, KS.
Jack served his country in the United State Army from 1942 to
1945 in the Seventh Armored Division, and was a part of the historic “
Battle of the Bulge.” He served as President of “The Lucky Seventh”
from 2003 through 2006.
Jack was an electrical engineer, working for the University of
California Radiation Lab in Berkeley and Lawrence Livermore
Laboratory. He later worked as a Video Engineer with Cohu Electronics,
TriTronics, and at Vindicator Corp. He obtained several patents.
While living in California Jack was a member of the Emmanuel
Lutheran Church in Saratoga and was currently a member of the First
United Methodist Church of Columbus. He was active in the choir at both
churches and also at the non-denominational worship services of Valle
de Oro Senior Resort, Mesa, AZ ; he was also a member of the
Columbus American Legion Post #3 and the 7th Armored Division
He married Brigitta Hansch on August 23, 1952 in Berkely, California ;
she preceded him in death on June 30, 1984. He then married Elizabeth
(Bradney) Gleason on April 15, 1989 in Columbus, KS ; she survives at
the home.
Survivors include his wife Elizabeth of the home; two sons Jack
George Sanford Jr. and wife Patti of Reno, NV, Charles Kenneth Sanford
and wife Jennifer of Tempe, AZ; step-daughter Cheryl Gleason of
Topeka, KS; step-sons Brad Gleason and wife Cindy of Columbus, KS,
Brent Gleason and wife Terra of Carl Junction, MO; his sister Beverly
White of St. Louis, MO; 13 grandchildren-Sara, Andrea, Caitlin, Matthew,
Joe and Nathan Sanford, Meredith Mosley, Matthew, Michael, Amber,
Tyler, Ryan and Alyssa Gleason and 3 great-grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by his parents, first wife and his brother Robert
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday August 24th at the
Columbus First United Methodist Church with Reverend Susan Daniel-
Brey officiating. Full Military Honors will be provided by the 101st
Battalion Support Brigade from Fort Riley, KS. Military Rites will be
conducted following the funeral services. Burial will be Saturday August
28 at 11 a.m. at Madronia Cemetery in Saratoga, CA. The family will
receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Monday at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in
Columbus where friends may call after 4 p.m. Monday.
Memorial contribution can be made to
the Columbus First United Methodist Church or to the Parkinson’s
Association. Memorials may be left at or mailed to the Bath-Naylor
Funeral Home 611 S. East Ave. Columbus, KS 66725.

PITTSBURG — Arlene Ross, 60, of Pittsburg died at 9:40 a.m., Monday,
June 28, 2010, at her home.
She was born Oct. 6, 1949, in Pittsburg the daughter of Albert and Leona
(Benton) Gepford.
On July 29, 1968 she was united in marriage to Jerry Lakey. He preceded
her in death on July 9, 1983. She then married Paul Junior Ross on Sept.
21, 1986; he survives of the home.
Arlene was a homemaker and also worked a short time for PSU in the
computer dept.
She attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Pittsburg.
Additional survivors include a daughter, Dena Patterson and husband
Will of Pittsburg, a son, Shawn Lakey and wife Brandy of Girard, a
stepson Tom Ross and wife Mardi of Leawood, MO, and a stepdaughter,
Tami Hurlbert and husband Mike of Pittsburg; nine grandchildren and
several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents,
first husband Jerry Lakey, a brother, Ronald Gepford, and a sister,
Phyllis Moore.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, July 1, 2010, at the Bath-
Naylor Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Sukraw officiating. Burial will follow
in the Crocker Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the funeral home
on Wednesday evening from 6-8 pm.
Services and arrangements are under the direction of
the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home 522 S. Broadway Pittsburg, KS.

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