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Kansas Obituary and Death Notice Collection - 6

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Date: Thursday, 18 August 2011, at 12:24 p.m.

Lillian Ellen Webb

FORT SCOTT - Lillian Ellen Webb, 77, of Redfield, formerly of Fort Scott, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at her home.

She was born Feb. 28, 1926, at Edna, to Charley Clarence and Josie Burress Hill. She graduated from high school in Torrington, Wyo., in 1945.

She married Harlan E. Pellett on Jan. 7, 1945, at Torrington. They divorced. She married Lonnie W. Webb on March 22, 1978, at Miami, Okla. He preceded her in death Nov. 27, 2002.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of First Baptist Church at Fort Scott, where she was an active member of the choir.

Survivors include three daughters, Kathy Schultz of Gainesville, Ga., Susan Dubey of Olathe and Stephanie Wunderly of Redfield; three sisters, Margie Loveland, Geneva Helzer and Anna Hutchinson; one brother, Alfred Hill; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Lester Hill, Floyd Hill and Loyd Hill; and three sisters, Katheryn Harkins, May Qualls and Myrtle Hill.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home at Fort Scott with the Rev. R.B. Shoemaker officiating. Burial will be in Fort Scott National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home of Fort Scott.

Charles C. Blanchard

Charles C. Blanchard, 80, of Pittsburg, died at 1:40 a.m., Jan. 1, 2004, at Beverly Rehabilitation Center, in Pittsburg.

He was born Feb. 10, 1923, at Earlton, to William Eugene and Louisa Rachael (Stout) Blanchard. He attended rural Chanute schools, graduating in 1941. Mr. Blanchard was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Cavalry, in the European Theater.

He married Lena Margaret Hansen on Jan. 13, 1945, at Iola. She survives of the home.

He worked at Jensen Egg Plant at Chanute. He also was an apprentice baker at Bains Bakery in Chanute for several years. He worked for the city of Chanute in the street department and retired as superintendent of the Waste Water Department after 25 years. He and his wife moved to Pittsburg in 1993.

Mr. Blanchard was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Pittsburg where he was a past elder and deacon. He also was a member of the Cedar Masonic Lodge No. 103 at Chanute, where he was past grand master; Kansas York Rite of Chanute; and the Red Cross of Constantine of Pittsburg.

Additional survivors include two sons, Charles Eugene Blanchard of Cherryvale and Patrick Lee Blanchard of Shasta Lake, Calif.; one daughter, Peggy Elaine Howard of Pittsburg; and two grandsons.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Cyrus Eugene Blanchard and James Justin Blanchard.

According to his wishes, Mr. Blanchard's body has been cremated. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Brenner Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. David Schaller and the Rev. Patty Schaller of the Presbyterian Church officiating. Inurnment of the cremains will be at a later date in the Elmwood Cemetery at Chanute. The family will receive friends following the memorial service. Arrangements are under the direction of Brenner Mortuary, 114 E. Fourth St.

Gladys Margaret Mealman
FORT SCOTT - Gladys Margaret Mealman, 82, of Fort Scott, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002, at Fort Scott Manor.
She was born Jan. 25, 1920, at Bronson, to Richard and Emily May Gillham Smith.

She married Thomas A. Mealman on July 1, 1939, at Liberty, Mo. He preceded her in death March 25, 1999.

Mrs. Mealman worked as a cook at schools and nursing homes.

She was a member of the Olive Chapter No. 13 Order of the Eastern Star at Fulton.

Survivors include one daughter, Jacqulyn Mealman of the home; one step-daughter, Alice Joe Mealman of Wheatridge, Colo.; one half-brother, Roy Gardner of Grants Pass, Ore.; three half-sisters, Wanna Eldridge of Panama City, Fla., Willa Jean "Billie" Greenwell of Grants Pass and JoAnn King of Nickerson; four step-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one step-daughter, Evelyn Snyder; one brother, Virgil Smith; one half-brother, Robert Gardner; one step-grandson; one step-great-granddaughter; and one step-great-great-granddaughter.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel at Fort Scott with the Rev. Robin Reeves officiating. Eastern Star services will follow. Burial will be in Prescott Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel.

William H. "Bill" Smith
PARSONS - William H. "Bill" Smith, 78, of Parsons, died at 8:43 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Regional Medical Center at Joplin, Mo. He had been in failing health for the past six months.
He was born March 19, 1924, on a farm west of St. Paul in Neosho County, to Harry E. and Emma Jane Bailey Smith. He attended Mentor County School and was a 1942 graduate of Parsons High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from March of 1943 to February of 1946. He was a radar operator on the USS Tomich, a destroyer escort, and on the USS Chicago, a heavy cruiser.

He married Irene Williamson on Aug. 10, 1946, at Galesburg. She survives of the home.

Mr. Smith farmed from 1946 to 1950. In October of 1950, he began working in the security area of Kansas Army Ammunition Plant. He retired in 1987 as chief of security. He operated a locksmith business as a sideline for many years. After his retirement, he worked part-time at Ace Hardware Store at Parsons.

He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church at Parsons. He was a life member of Brown-Bishop Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 704.

Additional survivors include two sons, Larry D. Smith and Jack L. Smith, both of Parsons; one daughter, Judy Magner of Erie; one brother, Bob Smith of Erie; two sisters, Dorothy Slane of Chanute and Jane Swanson of Overland Park; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home at Parsons with the Rev. Deborah Hanes Nelson officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery at Parsons. Military honors will be provided by Brown-Bishop Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 704. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Carson-Wall Funeral Home, Parsons.

Gloria Waggoner
ANTIOCH, Calif. - Gloria Waggoner, 81, of Antioch, Calif., died Nov. 23, 2002, of complications from pneumonia.
She was born Aug. 13, 1921, at Carona, to Giuseppe and Filomena Ferraro Manderino.

She married Ray Waggoner on Dec. 6, 1941, at Pittsburg. He preceded her in death in 1999.

Mrs. Waggoner worked for an munitions factory during the war. After moving to Antioch in 1946, she worked for the Antioch Unified School District for 30 years.

She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Ornellas and Cynthia Sofranac; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five sisters, Nell McCormich, Dorothy Fortino, Ann Anderson, Lilly Supancis and Irene Racy; and three brothers, Louis Manderino, Frank Manderino and Joe Manderino.

Funeral mass was Dec. 2. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery at Antioch.

James D. Scott

James D. Scott, 52, of Pittsburg, died at 5:18 a.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center. Mr. Scott was a resident of Beverly Rehabilitation Center.

He was born April 8, 1945, in Wright County, Mo., to Frank O. and Ivy Ellen Davis Scott.

Survivors include a son, Jamie Scott of Oregon, Neb.; three daughters, Ivy Hicks of Stockham, Neb, and Sabrina Decker and Lavonna Peters, both of Lebanon, Mo.; a brother, Delbert Scott of Eufaula, Okla.; four sisters, Mary Yocum Ava, Mo., Deloris Sutherland of Eufaula, and Betty Williams and Sue Ball, both of Exeter, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Craig-Hurtt-Bradley Funeral Home at Mountain Grove, Mo., with the Rev. Charles Stoker officiating. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery at Mountain Grove. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, 114 E. Fourth St., Pittsburg.

Esther L. Mayhood

COLUMBUS -- Esther L. Mayhood, 78, of Columbus, died at 8:20 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at the Sunset Manor Nursing Home at Frontenac, following an illness.

She was born Oct. 2, 1920, at Ozark, Mo., to George and Laura Johnson Tillman. She attended schools in the Columbus area and was a graduate of Riverton High School. She was a graduate of Franklin Tech at Joplin, Mo. as a licensed practicing nurse.

She worked at the Baxter Springs Hospital for several years. She also was an employee of the Ben Franklin store at Columbus.

She was a member of First Christian Church at Columbus and the VFW Auxiliary at Columbus. She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star at Columbus.

Survivors include two daughters, Dale Woodard of Frisco, Texas, and Donna Bowin of Columbus; a sister, Myrtle Smith of Gunter, Texas; seven grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Gayle Simpson; a grandson, James Michael Potter; a granddaughter, Rebeka Lee Aronhalt; several brothers; and one sister.

Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Park Cemetery at Columbus with the Rev. Garland Bohn officiating. The casket will remain closed. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Murdock Funeral Home at Columbus.

Eva Roberta Bunney

LOUISBURG -- Eva Roberta Bunney, 75, of Louisburg, formerly of Chicopee, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital at Kansas City, Mo. She had been in failing health for 10 years was admitted to the hospital Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998.

She was born Nov. 16, 1923, at Blue Springs, Mo., to Clarence and Eva Aston Pittman. She attended Blue Springs schools and was a graduate of Blue Springs High School. She was a resident of Chicopee for over 40 years.

She married William Bunney, on Jan. 6, 1939, at Independence, Mo. He preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 1984.

Mrs. Bunney was a homemaker.

She was a member of Louisburg Baptist Temple and a former member of Trinity Baptist Church.

Survivors include five sons, George and Fred Bunney, both of Pittsburg, Frank Bunney of Independence, Mo., and Gary and Kenny Bunney, both of Louisburg; four daughters, Eva Seward and Joyce Parson, both of Pittsburg, and Roberta Johnson and Madeline Reynolds of Louisburg; a sister, Marybell Carlton of Cornelius, Oregon; a brother, Harold Pittman of Apache Junction, Ariz.; 22 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three sons, Don, Raymond and Lawrence, and one granddaughter.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999, at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Summers and Rev. Daryl Gaddy will officiate. Burial will follow in the Highland Park Cemetery. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway.

Wayne Albert Homola

FENTON, Mo. -- Wayne Albert Homola, 52, of Fenton, Mo., died Nov. 23, 1998, at St. Anthony's Hospital at St. Louis.

He was born Oct. 6, 1946, at Girard, to Albert Wayne and Ann Marie Orlovelz Homola. He was a cum laude graduate from Northern Virginia Community College at Alexandria, Va., with degrees in computer science.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 20 years, retiring in 1985. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving three tours of duty in the Republic of Vietnam. Following his retirement from the Marine Corps, he worked as a computer consultant at Washington, D.C. and as a computer specialist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Agency at Washington, D.C. and St. Louis.

Survivors include his wife, Janice Ann Wilson Homola of the home; a son, Lawrence Wilson Homola of the home; a daughter, Antonia Marie Homolo of the home; and two sisters, Dorothy Ann Hoskins of Witter, Ark., and Alberta Shepherd of Plainfield, Ill.

Services were Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, at the Saint Paul Bible Church. Arrangements were under the direction of the Brashears Funeral Home at Huntsville, Ark.

Beatrice 'Bea' Bowin

Beatrice "Bea" Bowin, 79, of Pittsburg, died at 8 a.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center.

She was born May 29, 1919, at Evarts, Ky., to George and Lula Ewing Bolin. She attended schools in Kentucky, Virginia and at Walnut.

She married Everett Bowin, on Nov. 11, 1939, at Girard.

She was employed by Medicalodge North from 1972 to 1984.

Survivors include three sons, Fred and Jim Bowin, both of Columbus and Kenneth Bowin of Scammon; two brothers, Howard Bolin of Pittsburg and Ray Bolin of Girard; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her son Jerry Bowin, and a brother.

According to Mrs. Bowin's wishes, the body has been taken for cremation. Private services will be at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway.

Sadie E. Elliott

ENGLEVALE -- Sadie E. Elliott, 93, of Englevale, died at 7:40 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, at the Infinia Healthcare Center at Arma.

She was born Feb. 13, 1906, at Cato, to Lee and Emma Underwood Black.

She married Charles E. Elliott on March 9, 1921, at Girard. He preceded her in death Jan. 2, 1964.

Mrs. Elliott was a homemaker. She lived in Crawford County most of her life.

She was of the Jehovah's Witness faith.

Survivors include two daughters, Freda Montee of rural Arcadia and Marta Thompson of Mesa, Ariz.; a son, Bill Elliott of Mesa, Ariz.; 18 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Marion Elliott; two brothers; and two sisters.

Services and burial will be at Phoenix. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Bedene Funeral Home at Arma. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bedene Funeral Home.

Wilma Alice Sedoris Frank

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Wilma Alice Sedoris Frank, 92, of Kansas City, Mo., died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000, at Kingswood.

She was born Dec. 28, 1908, at Weaubleau, Mo., to Alonzo Rockford and Sarah Elizabeth Cooper Sedoris. She moved to Pittsburg at the age of 5. She was a graduate of Pittsburg High School. She also graduated from Pittsburg State University.

She was married to Eugene Maxwell Frank for 69 years. The couple lived in St. Louis, Little Rock and Atlanta before moving to Fairway in 1979. He survives.

Mrs. Frank was a member of Central United Methodist Church, in Fairway, and the JoAnna Guild. She also was a member of PEO and received her 50 year pin in 1994.

Additional survivors include three daughters, Wilmagene Noonan of Overland Park, Susan Parsons of Nottingham, England, and Gretchen Frank Beal of Knoxville, Tenn.; a son, Thomas E. Frank of Atlanta; a sister, Waneta Sedoris Childress of Webb City, Mo.; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Wanda Sedoris Jones.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Central United Methodist Church in Fairway. The family will receive friends following the services. A private burial will be held in Pittsburg.

Lois Attkisson Harryman

HOUSTON -- Lois Attkisson Harryman, 79, of Houston, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at City Memorial Hospital in Houston.

She was born March 11, 1920, north of Hepler, to J.A. "Jack" and Jennie Attkisson. She graduated as salutatorian from Hepler Joint Rural High School in 1938.

She married E.B. "Ed" Harryman on Feb. 13, 1943. He survives of the home. The couple lived in Kansas City, Kan., St. Louis, Overland Park, Salt Lake City, Oklahoma City and Billings, Mont., before moving to Houston.

Additional survivors include two brothers, N.N. "Brown" Attkisson of Girard and S.N. "Sam" Attkisson of Wichita; four sisters, Hazel Cooke and Nelda Hardin of Wichita, Lavon Holtman of Hepler and Ruth Bloomcamp of Pittsburg; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews; and 12 great-great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, John Reed Harryman; a niece; and a nephew.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hepler Methodist Church with Mrs. Harryman's nephew, Jerry Hardin, of Wichita, officiating.

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