Joseph Nick Francis Samson Fajardo “Nico”, 24 of Pittsburg died
Thursday June 10th from injuries sustained in an automobile accident
north of Frontenac.
He was born October 3, 1985 in Tondo , Philippines , the son of
Virgilio Sr. and Victoria (Samson) Fajardo. He was a 2003 graduate of
Northwest High School in Wichita and was a graduate of Butler County
Community College . He moved to Pittsburg in 2006 after graduation.
Nico was the manager at Gameco Inc. at Meadowbrook Mall in
Pittsburg from 2006 until present; he also worked for the Gorilla Express
Convenient Mart in Pittsburg .
He was of the Catholic Faith.
Survivors include his parents Virgilio Sr. and Victoria of Pittsburg; a
brother Virgilio Fajardo Jr. of the Philippines; 3 sisters Victoria Ngo of
Pittsburg, Maria Ray of Wichita, Anna Alegado of the Philippines, several
aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mass of Christian burial will be 4 p.m. Sunday June 13th at Our
Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Pittsburg with Father Thomas Stroot
as celebrant. Following the Mass Joseph will be taken for cremation.
The parish rosary will be recited at noon on Sunday at the Bath-Naylor
Funeral Home in Pittsburg ; the family will receive friends following the
rosary until 3:30 p.m. Condolences can be sent to www.bathnaylor.com.
Memorial contributions can be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic
Church Memorial Fund or to the family to assist with expenses.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home
522 S. Broadway Pittsburg, KS.
Matthew Lee Mossinger 43, of Pittsburg , KS died 7:32pm Thursday June
10, 2010 .
Matthew was born November 28, 1966 in Wilmington , DE the son of
Albert Lee Mossinger Jr. and Martha (McBride) Page. He attended area
schools and moved to Kansas to be close to his mother. He had a deep
devotion to family and would help anyone who needed a hand. He was
an ordained minister and loved to fish in his free time. He was a
carpenter by trade and loved to rebuild and remodel homes.
Matthew had one son Zachary Hawk who preceded him along with his
father, stepfather and his grandparents.
He is survived by his mother; aunt Nancy McBride; siblings Angel
Bingham, Franklin Page Jr. and wife Krystal, Chris Mossinger and Billy
Mossinger; nieces and nephews Kassidie Everett, Craig Mossinger,
Jessica, Nevaeh, Kyra, Shelby, Kassidee and 2 other nieces and
nephews; 2 step-sisters Norma Jean and Valerie.
Per family wishes private services will take place at a later date. In lieu of
flowers the family ask expressions of sympathy be in the form of
memorials to take care of final expenses. Memorials may be left at or
mailed to Bath-Naylor Funeral Home 522 S. Broadway Pittsburg, KS
66762. Arrangements are by Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Pittsburg, KS.
Nina M. Parker, 82 of Pittsburg, KS died at 10:21 pm, Monday, June 14,
2010 at the Via Christi Medical Center after a sudden illness.
She was born July 10, 1927 in Pittsburg the daughter of James Arthur
and Mabel Mae (Murray) Pryor.
On April 12, 1946 she was united in marriage to Charles E. Parker in
Girard, KS; he preceded her in death on July 14, 1996.
Nina was a cook and nurses aide at Shields and the Mills Nursing Home
for many years.
Survivors include 3 sons: Allen Parker and his wife Corrine of Mulberry,
KS, Billy Parker and wife Tammy of Mulberry, Ronnie Parker of Pittsburg;
a daughter Betty Jameson and her husband Dennis of Pittsburg; 10
grandchildren: Kimberly Heckert, Charles Parker, Mandy Stephenson,
Andrew Parker, Jill Parker, Tim Jameson, Joe Jameson, Jeremy Jameson,
Nicholas Parker, Wesley Parker; 24 great grandchildren: Levi Lehman,
Blaze Heckert, Shelby Lehman, Michael Heckert, Shyanne Lehman,
Austin Parker, Hunter Parker, Michael Parker, Blaine Stephenson,
Brandon Stephenson, Kimberly Engledow, Rhys Warstler, Xavier Snell-
Parker, Wes Jameson, Will Jameson, Taylor Jameson, Trevin Jameson,
Cole Jameson, Mason Jameson, Mason Feast, Austin Feast, Keyanna
Feast, Austin Parker and Katie Parker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 4 brothers: John
William, Chester “Lefty”, James Henry “Buss”, and Tom Marion Pryor; 4
sisters: Dolly M. Pryor, Lillie F. Pryor, Mary E. Horton and Bertha H.
Funeral services will be 10 am, Friday, June 18, 2010 at the Bath-Naylor
Funeral Home with Rev. Daryl Gaddy officiating. Burial will follow in the
Garden of Memories Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the funeral
home from 7-8 pm Thursday. Condolences may be left at www.
bathnaylor.com. Services are under the direction of the Bath-Naylor
Funeral Home 522 S. Broadway Pittsburg, KS
GIRARD — Howard Olin Pollock, 80, of Girard, KS, formerly of Pittsburg,
KS died at 7:25pm, Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at Girard Medical Center
in Girard, KS.
Howard was born October 24, 1929 in Mulberry, KS to Andrew and Zepha
P. (James) Pollock. He attended schools in CA, graduating from Newport
Beach High School with the class of 1947.
Howard married Doreen M. Quirk on September 3, 1952 in St. John’s,
Newfoundland. She survives in Girard.
Howard served his country in the United States Air Force.
He enlisted February 1951. While serving his country Howard received
the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He
was honorably discharged on November 7, 1954, as SSGT.
Howard was a fitter and layout personal for Pittsburg Steel Mfg., in
Pittsburg for 44 plus years.
Howard was of the Christian faith.
He was a lifelong member of the Benjamin Fuller American Legion Post
#64 of Pittsburg. He was an avid bingo player. Howard was a devoted
husband and loved spending time with his family and grandkids.
Additional survivors include daughter Deborah Nims and husband Ray of
Girard, KS and son Gary Pollock and wife Denise of St. Joseph, MO;
sisters Louise Clarkson of Independence, KS and Frances Workman and
husband Jerry of Kansas City, MO; brothers James “Jim” and John D. “J.
D.” Pollock both of Independence, KS and Larry Pollock of Laurel, MS;
two grandchildren Candi Sisk of Girard and Brandi McKinney of Pittsburg;
along with four great-grandchildren Levi and Taylor Sisk, Kennedi
Stafford and Tri Palmer.
Howard was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Ilene Marie,
Helen Lee and Glenna Rorick.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 21, 2010 at Bath-
Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS with Pastor Murray
Balk officiating. Burial will follow in Rosebank Cemetery in Mulberry, KS,
where military honors will be done by the Whiteman Air Force Funeral
Honor Guard. The family will receive friends Monday from 9am until
service time at the funeral home.
The family suggests expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorials
to Beulah Community Church. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Bath-
Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762.
William “Bill” Coates, 84 of Pittsburg, KS died at 7:00am, Friday, June 18,
2010 at His home following a long illness.
He was born November 3, 1925 in Mulberry, KS the son of Earl and
Mabel (Carlson) Coates.
On March 8, 1975 he was united in marriage to Geraldine (Fisher)
Portwood in Gross, KS; she survives him of the home.
For over 25 years Bill worked in Construction and was a member of the
Construction and Industrial Labor Union.
He was a Deacon & Original Board Member of Lighthouse Tabernacle
starting in their home. Many children from his church named him the
“Candy Man” because he always brought candy for them to church.
For many years Bill operated his bike shop in his own garage and later
moved his bike’s to Bill and Lee’s Bike Shop on Joplin Street. Bill spent
three to four hours a day in his dimly lit workshop repairing everything
from 20 inch racers to 10 speed touring bikes.
In 2006, Bill was deemed a Miracle man that was diagnosed with
Polyglycosamine disorder which caused him to have paralysis. He
defeated all odds with aggressive therapy in which he regained strength
in all of his arms and legs and was able to walk again.
Bill is known for his avid enthusiasm for the Kansas City Chiefs and the
Kansas City Royals. On many occasions he was known to have game
day celebrations with football and food.
He was a daily listener of KKOW.
Bill loved his wife Geraldine of 35 years and also loved to spend time with
his grandchildren. Birthdays were one thing he always remembered.
People knew Bill for his sharp mind remembering many historical events
and his keen sense of working with numbers. Bill loved gardening. He
took pride in his tomato plants.
Additional survivors include two sons: Brian and Loren Coates and a
step-son Jerry Portwood all of Mulberry, one daughter: Janet Ingle of
Olathe, KS, and 4 step-daughters: Carolyn Garrett of Neodesha, Patty
Matson of Pittsburg, Rose Douglas and Mary Jones both of Mulberry; two
brothers: Junior Coates of Mulberry and Ernest Coates of Shreveport,
LA; two sisters: Shirley Prettyman of Kansas City, MO and Rosalie Taylor
of Seneca, MO, 14 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and several
nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter Judy Dawson.
Funeral services will be 10 am, Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at the
Lighthouse Tabernacle Church with Rev. Daryl Gaddy officiating, Burial
will follow in the Rosebank Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the
Bath-Naylor Funeral Home from 6-8 pm Monday evening. Condolences
may be left at www.bathnaylor.com . Memorials may be made to the
Lighthouse Tabernacle Building Fund; these may be left at or mailed to
the funeral home. Arrangements and services are under the direction of
Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S Broadway, Pittsburg, KS