PITTSBURG – Ruth Beatrice Gariglietti, 90, formerly of 505 Grandview
Heights Terrace, Pittsburg, KS, died at 2:45 PM Monday, March 12,
2012 at the Via Christi Village in Pittsburg.
She was born January 25, 1922 in Gravette, Arkansas the
daughter of Bert E. and Fanny B. Halpain Boatright. She had been a
life long resident of Pittsburg, KS. She graduated from Pittsburg High
School and Joplin Junior College.
She married John A. Gariglietti on October 23, 1942 in Okmulgee,
Oklahoma and he preceded her in death on May 15, 1982.
Mrs. Gariglietti along with her husband owned and operated John's
Sport Center in Pittsburg, KS. She was the bookkeeper at the business
for 25 years. She also worked at SH Kress & Co. and Bell Telephone
as an operator.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in
Pittsburg; the Alpha Kappa Mu Sorority; Child Culture Club; Crestwood
Country Club and AARP.
Survivors include three sons John C. Gariglietti and wife Eunice of
Pittsburg; Steve W. Gariglietti and wife Kathy of Pittsburg and Ron P.
Gariglietti and wife Linda of Frontenac; nine grandchildren Kelli Farha
of Valparaiso, IN; Adam Gariglietti of Pittsburg; Gianna Gariglietti of
Harrisonburg, VA; Johnny Gariglietti of Overland Park; Betsy
Gariglietti of Overland Park; Toni Gariglietti of Lawrence; Ronni
Gariglietti of Tulsa, OK; Jacki Gariglietti of Harrisburg, PA; Jeri
Gariglietti of Lawrence and ten great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers
Carl, Russell and Lester Boatright.
Private graveside services and burial will be Friday at the Garden
of Memories Cemetery in Pittsburg, KS with the Rev. Jim Akins of the
First United Methodist Church, officiating. The family will receive friends
from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Thursday at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home,
522 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS. Friends may call after 2pm Thursday
at the funeral home. A memorial has been established to the First
United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer’s Foundation in care of the
Dr. Helen Alberta Gardner Rogers, Retired Professor Emeritus of
English at Missouri Southern University, Joplin, Missouri, passed away
March 11th at the Via Christi Village in Pittsburg, KS. She had grown
up in the Kansas City, Kansas area and attended schools there,
graduating from high school in 1918. She began college at Pittsburg
State University, then KSCP, where she met and married Eugene
Gardner their senior year. Both received the B.S. degree in 1922.
Both began their teaching careers in Fort Scott, KS where their only
daughter Judith Ann was born, now deceased. Helen is survived by
neighbors Martin and Patty Dickinson and their family and close friend
of Carolyn Brooker since 1957, who assisted her when she entered the
nursing home. Carolyn Brooker and late husband taught with the
Gardeners at Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois.
When the family moved to Peoria, Illinois both Helen and husband
taught at Bradley University-They also received the Master's degree
from Bradley University- She in English and Gene in Technology. They
later earned their PhD degrees from University of Indiana.
They spent sabbatical leaves in Bagdad, Iraq and Iran where Helen
established a school for children and taught the English language.
Another sabbatical leave was in Sao Paulo, Brazil before moving to
Pittsburg in 1966. He became chair of Technology Studies at PSU and
Helen was professor of English at Missouri Southern University where
she taught until retirement.
Both Helen and Gene were highly motivated during their teaching
careers. Together, they built numerous homes in Peoria, and Pittsburg
as well as in Chillicothe, Illinois. Both Professors were active in
community gatherings as well as those for University events and
entertained frequently in their home.
Helen was president of a women's group in Pittsburg and represented
the United States in Geneva, Switzerland. During this time period she
traveled extensively throughout Europe.
Helen's love and talent for writing short stories and plays was shared
with many. One production she wrote was for the PSU all faculty and
spouse yearly party. It was a scriptcommemorating the year 1903 when
the University was founded. It was a trip around the world complete with
the sound of a plane taking off and landing in each of several foreign
countries. At the same time each of the countries were acted out by
faculty on stage in the Ballroom. Inventions of 1903 were featured
along with each presentation. This event is still long remembered by
surviving faculty and their spouses as "outstanding."
Memorial services will be 10:00 am, Thursday, March 15, 2012 at
Bath-Naylor Funeral Home 522 S. Broadway in Pittsburg, KS, with Rev.
Josh Gooding officiating. Condolences may be left at
www.bathnaylor.com . In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to
Pittsburg State University Foundation for scholarships; these may be
left at or mailed to the funeral home. Services are under the direction
of the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home Pittsburg, KS.
Linda Sue Helms, 64 of Pittsburg, died at 1:55pm, Friday, March 9,
2012 at the Hospice House of Kansas City.
She was born May 2, 1947 in Pittsburg, KS the daughter of Clarence H.
and Rosalie C. (Schartz) Matzenbacher.
She was a homemaker and a lifetime area resident.
Survivors include two daughters: Machelle Fontenot and husband Tim
and Tammy Totman both of Pittsburg.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Sandra
Funeral services will be 2 pm, Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at the
Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Pittsburg with Rev. Dennis Johnson
officiating. Burial will follow at the Crocker Cemetery. Family will
receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 pm on Monday.
Condolences may be left at www.bathnaylor.com. Services by
Bath-Naylor Funeral Home 522 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS.
Caryl Jean (Adams) Kallaus 73, of Cherokee, KS died 10:40pm
Tuesday March 6, 2012 at Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Frontenac,
Caryl was born August 17, 1938 in Weir, KS the first born child of
Archibald and Caryl (Harper) Adams. She attended and graduated
from Weir schools.
On February 25, 1956 Caryl married Charles F. Kallaus Jr. at the family
home in Weir, KS; he survives at the home. They just celebrated their
56th Wedding Anniversary. Caryl worked for two years as a teacher’s
aide in Weir, KS. When Chuck entered the ministry in 1978 she served
along side him in whatever capacity needed; filling such needs as
children’s minister, youth group leader and lay speaker. She also
preached in Greely, KS for a year at the United Methodist Church, was
a delegate for the United Methodist General Conference and was
known to serve the Lord all her life. In 1982 Chuck and Caryl moved to
Pittsburg and began Wesley House. What started in a small store front
next to a bar with only a handful of people grew to a thriving vital
ministry with well over 200 people attending and serving every Sunday.
Caryl’s health had declined in recent years due to Alzheimer’s disease.
Even in the fog of illness she kept her love for her Savior first and
Survivors include her husband; daughters Karen Johnson and husband
Tom of Wichita Falls, TX, Kathy Henderson of Pittsburg, KS, Karla
Pulliam and husband Rod of Cherokee, KS, Kristen Buckley and
husband Butch of Cherokee, KS; grandsons Russ Johnson, Chris
Johnson and wife Sara, Dallas Pulliam and fiancée Kayleigh Williams,
Cory Pulliam, Kyle Rentfro, Max Buckley and Truman Buckley; great-
grandchildren Taylor and Anna Johnson; brothers Frank Adams of
Pittsburg, KS, Charlie Adams of Spring Hill, KS; sisters Joyce Adams of
San Diego, CA and Suzie Dagg of Greenville, SC; and a host of nieces
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Jack Adams, sister
Janice Perry and grandson Daniel Rentfro.
Memorial Services will be 10am Monday March 12, 2012 at the United
Methodist Church in Cherokee, KS with Rev. Ellie Foster officiating.
Burial will be at a private date in Lone Elm Cemetery in Rural Cherokee
County. Family will receive friends from 7-8pm Sunday March 11, 2012
at the Bath Naylor Funeral Home of Weir, KS. In lieu of flowers the
family ask expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorials to
Sunset Manor Activity Fund. Friends may drop off or mail memorials to
Bath Naylor Funeral Home 104 W. Main St. Weir, KS 66781. E-mail
condolences may be left at www.bathnaylor.com. Arrangements are by
Bath Naylor Funeral Home of Weir, KS.
Carol Ann Donaldson, 70 of Scammon, KS died at 12:40 am, Tuesday
March 6, 2012 at her home following a long illness.
She was born August 9, 1941 in Neodesha, KS the daughter of Cletus
and Rosalee (Bohannon) Amos.
On March 21, 1963 she was united in marriage to George Donaldson in
Miami, OK, he survives her of the home.
Carol was a homemaker and a long time area resident.
She was a faithful donor to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Additional survivors include 2 sons: David Donaldson of Girard, Dusty
Donaldson of Weir and Warren Earling of Scammon, a daughter
Darlene Bennett of Pittsburg; three brothers: Colonel Amos, Ben Amos
and Ron Amos; three sisters: Goldie Elam, Cle Riordan and Beth
Moore; 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two daughters: Debra
Johnson and Pam Conkling; a son Don Donaldson, a grandson Brett
Bennett, two granddaughters: Donna & Deneace Donaldson and two
brothers: Ricky & James Amos.
Funeral services will be 11 am, Saturday, March 10, 2012 at the Bath-
Naylor Funeral Home in Weir with Aaron Williams officiating. Burial will
follow in the Oswego City Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the
funeral home two hours before the services from 9 am until service
time. Condolences may be left at www.bathnaylor.com. Memorials may
be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital; these may be left at or mailed
to the funeral home. Services by Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Weir.