LAWRENCE — Edward Mac Hay, 85 of Lawrence, KS, died at 12:35 pm,
Friday June 18, 2010 at the Rosewood Health Center in Independence,
He was born September 8, 1924 in Pittsburg, KS the son of Edward
Mathias and Margaret (McGarvie) Hay. He graduated from St. Mary’s
Catholic School and Kansas State Teachers College (Pittsburg State
He was in the U.S. Army during WWII. On May 30, 1944 he was united in
marriage to Patricia Aline Culver in Pittsburg.
Mac worked as a manager for Sears and Roebuck Catalog Division for
30 years. He was named Manager of the year in 1978. Upon his
retirement he became a salesman for Bottenfield’s for several years. He
worked for the Alvamar Executive Golf Course as the assistant manager.
He was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.
Additional memberships include the American Legion and The Elks
Lodge both in Lawrence.
He loved the game of golf and had four “hole-in-ones” over the years.
He loved and cherished his family including his beloved sheltie “Casey”.
Survivors include his wife Patricia A. Hay of Lawrence; two daughters:
Kris L. Frike of Kansas City, MO, Kim A. Murry and husband Tom of El
Dorado, KS; five grandchildren Rodney, Randy and Robert Frike and
Ryan and Megan Murry; a great grandchild Dalton Frike.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister Virginia Tangye.
Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at the Bath-
Naylor Funeral Home with Fr. Thomas Stroot officiating. Burial will follow
in the St. Mary’s Cemetery. The family will receive friends starting at 1
pm and the parish rosary will be recited at 1:30 pm. Condolences may
be left at www.bathnaylor.com. Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s
Schools and/or the SEK Humane Society; these may be left at or mailed
to the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home 522 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762.
FRONTENAC — Thelma Moran Hamilton, age 100, of Frontenac, KS,
died on Saturday, June 19, 2010 following a battle with Pneumonia.
She was born May 5, 1910 in Timberlake, KS to Dennis and Minnie (O’
Neal) Moran. She attended Weir Grade School and graduated from
Weir High School as Valedictorian of her class. Thelma then attended
what is now Pittsburg State University and graduated in 1932 with a
Lifetime Teaching Certificate.
Following graduation, Thelma taught one year, then decided teaching
was not for her. She began to pursue her dream of being an
entrepreneur, opening Billy’s Cafe in Wichita, KS. After several years in
operation, the Wichita Better Business Bureau recognized her as an
Outstanding Disabled Business Leader, recognizing her commitment to
the community and success in overcoming polio. After 40 years owning
and operating the up-town restaurant, she and husband John Hamilton
retired and traveled. They settled in Great Bend, KS.
Thelma was an active member of the Methodist Church and volunteered
her time helping Cancer victims and their families. She was a member of
the Weir Kent Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star for 82 years, receiving
a 50-year pin in 1978 and 75-year certificate in 2003.
Thelma is survived by her daughter Judith Caputo (Louis) of Frontenac.
She is also survived by four grandchildren, Melisa Caputo Norton
(Brian), Hugoton, KS, Carla Caputo Searcy (Darren), Charlotte, NC,
Benjamin Henderson (Veronica), Austin, TX and Judy Henderson Potts
(James), Pittsburg, KS. Great-grandchildren are Mariah Ramsey,
Miranda Ramsey, Amanda Henderson, Hannah Henderson, Caleb
Norton and Eli Henderson.
She is also survived by nieces Kay Moran, Bolivar, MO, Joan Jeal (Alex),
Troy, IL, Sue Combs (Tom), Golden City, MO, Marsha Merando (Steve-
deceased), Frontenac, KS. Nephews are Ray Hudson (Kenna),
Oronogo, MO, Richard Hudson (Rita), Pittsburg, KS.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, John Hamilton,
a daughter, Helen Marie (Henderson) Forbes, two sisters, Helen Hudson
and Amy Moran and four brothers, Arthur “Tick”, Edward “Eddie”, William
“Bill” and Earnest Moran.
Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 23 at Bath-
Naylor Funeral Home, 104 W. Main Street, Weir, KS with Father Larry
Parker and Father Tom Stroot officiating. Burial will follow in Hosey Hill
Cemetery, Weir, KS. Eastern Star Rites will be conducted at the Bath-
Naylor Funeral Home by Kent Chapter at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 22.
The family will receive friends immediately following until 8:00 p.m.
Condolences may be left at www.bathnaylor.com.
The family suggests memorials be made to the charity of your choice.
We would like to thank all of the staff at Sunset Manor for their endless
dedication and enduring support and Dr. Gellender and Dr. Orender.
PITTSBURG — Kennedy Ann Coester, infant was born and passed away
Saturday, June 19, 2010 at the Via Christi Health of Pittsburg to James
Coester and Gina S. Lloyd.
Maternal grandparents are Fred and Terri Lloyd of Beulah, paternal
grandfather Jim Coester of Brazilton and paternal grandmother Deana
Coester of Radley, along with many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be 10:00am, Thursday, June 24, 2010 at Bath-
Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS with Pastor Dale
Samuels officiating. Burial will follow in the Beulah Cemetery.
PITTSBURG — Peter T. Monsour, Jr., 74, of Pittsburg, KS, peacefully
passed away on Tuesday, June 22, 2010, after suffering heart failure.
He was surrounded by his children and grandchildren, many of whom
provided his day and night care.
He was born July 26, 1935, to Pete Monsour, Sr. and Zina (Thomas)
Monsour. He attended St. Mary’s Grade and High School and graduated
in 1955. Pete then attended and graduated from KSTC (now Pittsburg
State University). On September 27, 1958, he married Maralyne J.
Owens from Nevada, MO; she survives at the home. They lived in El
Paso, TX, where Pete served as a Second Lieutenant in the Army. After
serving his country, he joined his father and brothers in the family
Upon his retirement, he became owner and operator of Crawford County
Mini Storage in Pittsburg.
He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and served
on the St. Mary’s Colgan School Board as both a member and as
Pete is survived by his wife, Maralyne, daughters Marisa Monsour,
Alesia (Larry) McDonald of Clinton, MO, Zena (John) Weist of Overland
Park, KS, and son Peter Monsour III. He is also survived by eleven
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Joe and Richard,
a daughter Annette Molina of St. Louis, MO, and a sister-in-law Corinne
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10am, Friday, June 25, 2010, at the Our
Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with Fr. Adam Keiter as celebrant.
Burial will follow at the Highland Park Cemetery in Pittsburg, KS. Rosary
will be recited at 7pm, Thursday, June 24, 2010, at the Bath-Naylor
Funeral Home in Pittsburg, KS; family will receive friends following the
rosary. Friends may call the funeral home after 1pm, Thursday. In lieu
of flowers the family ask expressions of sympathy be in the form of
memorials to Harry Hynes Hospice and/or St. Mary’s Altar Society. E-
mail condolences may be sent to www.bathnaylor.com. Arrangements
and services are under the direction of Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of
Angeline “Angie” Strathe of Frontenac, KS, died on Wednesday, July 28,
2010 of a massive heart attack.
She was born in Carona, KS to Louis and Josephine (Crespino)
Caputo. She attended West Mineral Elementary School and graduated
from West Mineral High School. Following Graduation, she married Fred
(Wayne) Strathe of McCune, KS and they shared their life together for
over 50 years in Parsons, KS. He preceded her in death in January
2001. They owned and operated Fred’s Standard Service for many
years until taking early retirement.
Angie had a strong passion for fashion and went to work for Stephen’s
Women’s Wear in Parsons, KS. She managed the high-end boutique
for 38 years and enjoyed traveling to various runway fashion shows to
bring the latest in designer apparel to Parsons and the Southeast
Kansas Region. Angie was very good to many brides over the years,
helping them choose the perfect wedding dress and styling them for
their special day. Angie’s enthusiasm and demonstration of great style
and taste enabled her to capture the loyalty of all her customers.
She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Pittsburg.
She is survived by two sisters Millie Connely (Lloyd-deceased) of St.
Louis, MO, Shirley Corn (Bud-deceased), Pittsburg, KS, one brother,
Louis Caputo (Judith) of Frontenac, KS, a sister-in-law, Charlotte
Strathe of California and numerous nieces/nephews and grand
nieces/nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10am Saturday, July 31, 2010 at Our
Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (916 N. Locust Street) in Pittsburg, KS
with Father Larry Parker and Father Tom Stroot as concelebrants.
Burial will follow at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Parsons, KS. Rosary will
be recited at 7pm Friday, July 30, 2010, at the Bath-Naylor Funeral
Home in Pittsburg; the family will receive friends immediately following
until 8:00pm. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1pm Friday.
Memorials may be made 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,