JACK R. MARTIN
Jack R. Martin, 83, Overland Park, KS, and Sun City, AZ, passed away Feb. 28, 2002, at Menorah Medical Center.
Memorial services were held Saturday, March 2, at Countryside Christian Church, 6101 Nall, Mission, KS. Visitation followed the service at the church. Interment was private at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
Jack was born Nov. 20, 1918, in El Dorado Springs, to Raymond C. and Bertha Roberts Martin. He attended school here and graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1936.
He served nearly four years in the U.S. Army Medical Corps in WWII as a Lieutenant. He was a partner in Jack Norman's Men's Shop in the Kansas City area from 1952 until 1963, and was with Woolf Brothers from 1963 to 1967.
He became a stockbroker in 1967 and was with A. G. Edwards for many years until he retired in 1988.
He was a long-time member of Countryside Christian Church, Mission, KS; and an associate member of Sun City Christian Church.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jessie K. Chambers Martin, of the home. He is also survived by four children-Ann Martin McLaughlin and her husband, Gerry, Cypress, TX; Robert M. Martin and his wife, Susie, Tulsa, OK; John R. Martin and his wife, Kara, Overland Park, KS; and James M. Martin and his wife, Joelle, Newport Beach, CA; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his sister-in-law, Johnnie J. Allen and her husband, Eric, El Dorado Springs; his sister-in-law, Lee Chambers, Bakersfield, CA.
Memorial contributions may be made to Countryside Christian Church.
FERN LOUISE MOONEY
Fern Louise Mooney, 82, El Dorado Springs, passed away on Monday evening, March 4, 2002, at the Community Springs Nursing Home. She was born on Oct. 23, 1919, in Cedar County, the daughter of Lizzie Shaw.
Fern grew up in Cedar County and on Dec. 4, 1936, she was united in marriage to Alvin Mooney. To this union seven children were born.
Over the years, Fern had cooked in several local restaurants and was known for her baking. She enjoyed quilting and crocheting and working in her yard, especially with her flowers. Family was very important to Fern. She loved for everyone to be together and always had time for her family. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her grandchildren always had a special place in her heart.
Fern was preceded in death by her mother and step-father, Lizzie and D.E. Floyd; her husband, Alvin, on Oct. 3, 1993; her sister, Helen Sumner; step-brother, Cecil Floyd; and step-sister, Wilma Gay.
Survivors include her seven children-Earnest Mooney-El Dorado Springs, Janice Manning-Rola, Ruth Ann Leonard-El Dorado Springs, Elizabeth Mae Zellmar-Kansas City, Tommy Mooney-Sheldon, Carl Mooney-El Dorado Springs and Terry Mooney-El Dorado Springs; five brothers-Sherman Floyd-Stockton, Tommy Floyd-Springfield, Carl Floyd and Jim Floyd-El Dorado Springs and Billy Floyd-Kansas City; two sisters, Edna Cowan-Kansas City and Nona Eaves-Belton; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday morning, March 7, at the Hackleman Chapel with Rev. David Floyd officiating. Internment was in the El Dorado Springs Cemetery under the direction of the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Roger Floyd, Bob Floyd, Ronnie Floyd, Joe Eaves, Randy Cowan, Jerry Cowan, Dean Floyd and Larry Floyd.
The family received friends at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
FRANCES MAE SMITH
Frances Mae Smith, 83, El Dorado Springs, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2002, at Cedar County Memorial Hospital, after a long illness. She was born on March 3, 1918, the daughter of Walter and Anna Ruth Black Holt in Mercer County.
She was united in marriage to Ray Smith, who precede her in death. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Herschel Holt; two sisters, Charlene Botts and Thelma King; and two brothers-in-law, Bill Argo and Frank Botts. Survivors include her sister, Goldean Argo, El Dorado Springs; nieces and nephews, Ed and Nelva King, Wilma and Don Moore, Margaret and Larry Trail, Tom and Mary Botts and Diana and Tim Duff.
Services were held Tuesday afternoon, March 5, at the Hackleman Chapel with Rev. Tom Willoughby officiating. Musical selections were provided by Jim and Mary Luster. Interment was in the El Dorado Springs Cemetery under the direction of the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Mert Fogler, Everett Kenney, Ken Perrodin, Robert Roe, Jay Farris and Bob Curtis.
JAMES ROY TRAMMEL
James Roy Trammel, 39, El Dorado Springs, passed away on Monday afternoon, March 4, 2002, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield. He was born on March 18, 1962, in Riverside, CA, the son of Carroll Loal and Betty Jo Stevens Trammel.
At the time of his death, Jim was employed at Guthrie Motors in Nevada. Jim was always working on someone's car for them. He was a good friend, a sweet and loving person and a wonderful sun. He will be truly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Joann Trammel, El Dorado Springs; his children, Mitchell and Rachel-El Dorado Springs; his mother, Betty Carroll-El Dorado Springs; two brothers, Paul Trammel and Billy Trammell-Neodesha, KS; three sisters-Loretta Trammel and Sally Swartz-El Dorado Springs and Penny Trammel-Salt Lake City, UT; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 8, at the Hackleman Cemetery under the direction of Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home.
EVELYN LORRAINE TRAVIS
Evelyn Lorraine Travis, 82, died Friday, March 1, 2002, at Fort Scott, KS, Medicalodge.
She was born Sept. 27, 1919, in Cass County, IA, the daughter of Alvin Finch and Sue Parker Finch. She married Carroll Blake Brooker in 1936. He preceded her in death in 1948.
She married Sylvester Earl Travis on Feb. 22, 1953, in Winterset, IA. She helped Mr. Travis in his pastoral work in Kansas and Missouri prior to his retirement. She was a member of the Bethel Community Church.
Survivors include her husband, Earl, of the family home; two daughters, Shirley Brooker Pittman, Sunrise Beach, MO and Janet Ruth Miller, Lincoln, NE; five sons-Richard Lee Brooker, Iowa City, IA, William C. Brooker, Cedar Rapids, IA, Mark Allen Travis, Clarksville, TN, Timothy E. Travis, Fort Scott and Paul A. Travis, Roeland Park, KS. Also surviving is a brother, Lyle Finch, Vail, IA; 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. In addition to her first husband, her parents and two brothers, Gerald Finch and Donald Finch, preceded her in death.
Pastor Phillip Rhodes conducted funeral services Tuesday, March 5, in the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Bethel Community Church and may be sent to the church or Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS, 66701.
JOANNE NADINE TURNER
Joanne Nadine Turner, 67, El Dorado Springs, the daughter of John and Kathryn Morris, was born on July 25, 1934, in Kansas City. She passed from this life on March 1, 2002.
She was united in marriage to Buddy Lee Turner in Bentonville, AR, on Jan. 21, 1953.
Joanne worked and retired from the IRS. She and Buddy moved to the El Dorado Springs area in 1981.
She was preceded in death by her father, John Morris; her husband, Buddy Lee; one daughter, Lisa Marie; and one granddaughter, Lavonda Michelle. She leaves her mother, Kathryn Morris-Kansas City; her brother and sister-in-law, John and Catherine Morris-Kansas City; two sons, three daughters and two sons-in-law-James Franklin Turner-Eaglewood, CO, Robert Lee Turner-Raymond, KS, Patricia and Ronnie Bernhardy-Blue Springs, Kathryn Lynn and Ralph Thomas-Lyons, KS and Kimberly Joe Linville-Warrensburg. Also surviving are nine grandchildren-Buddy and Jake Turner; James and Tiffany Bernhardy; Brian Baker; Curtis Linville; Robert Lee, Ryan and Troy Turner; and many nieces, nephews and good friends.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, in the Hackleman Chapel with Rev. Doug Houdyshell officiating. Musical selections were provided by Faith Trussell. Interment was in the Clintonville Cemetery under the direction of the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Larry Hadsall, Frank Newsome, Melvin Taylor, Bob Houston, Jack Morris and Dan Morris.
GEORGE ROBERT BARKER
George Robert Barker, 89, El Dorado Springs, passed away on Wednesday afternoon, March 6, 2002, at the Cedar County Memorial Hospital. He was born on May 27, 1912, at Harwood, the son of Roy and Mary Ann Jenkins Barker.
George graduated from the El Dorado Springs High School in 1931.
He was united in marriage to Ruth P. Kramer on June 9, 1939, having shared 62 blessed years together. To this union, one son, George Brent, was born.
George served his country during WWII, having enlisted on Nov. 23, 1943, in the United States Army. He served in Rhineland and Central European areas and was awarded two Bronze Stars.
For 36 years, George was employed by Producers Grain Company in El Dorado Springs. He was manager for 27 years, enjoying his work and the people he came in contact with.
At the age of 15, George was saved at the Oak Grove Baptist church. He later went into full membership in the United Methodist Church of El Dorado Springs. Through his many years of church service, George served in many offices and was on the building committee for the new church.
George was a caring and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Lester Barker; and his sister, Jessie Smith. Those who survive to always keep the memory of George in their hearts are his wife, Ruth, of the home; his son, G. Brent Barker, and his wife, Barbara-Garland, TX; two grandchildren, Sarah Weber and her husband, Trent-Frisco, TX and Seth Barker and his wife, Tina-Dallas, TX; two great-grandchildren, Jake and Cooper; nieces; nephews; other relatives and a host of friends.
Services were held on Saturday afternoon, March 9, at the Hackleman Chapel with Pastor Jim Smith officiating. Musical selections were provided by Patty Smith. Interment was in the El Dorado Springs Cemetery under the direction of the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Gene Hoover, Glen Koca, Jered Burch, Howard Prescott, Donald Kramer, Wayne Barker, Joe Norval and David Brown. Honorary pallbearers included Clyde Dale, Sydney Hoffman, John Turner, Ralph Kramer, Leo Markham, Jim Lewallen, Zolis Thompson, Vernal Henry, Larry Zimmer and Dale Reed.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church of El Dorado Springs.
LORENE FRANCIS GREEN
Lorene Francis Green, 95, Ft. Scott, KS, went to be with the Lord Sunday, March 10, 2002, at Fort Scott Mercy Hospital. She was born Sept. 17, 1906, in Grannis, AR, the daughter of Joseph Wesley and Millie Belle Price Bell. Lorene moved with her family from Gravis, AR, to Richards where she graduated as valedictorian of her class from Richards High School in 1924. She later moved to Fort Scott, KS, where she made her home for all her adult life.
Lorene enjoyed a long and rewarding career as a bookkeeper, working for several firms in Fort Scott, as well as the offices of the Church Herald and Holiness Banner, in Fort Scott and Overland Park, KS.
Lorene was converted and sanctified as a young woman and attended the Church of God (Holiness) all her life. She taught Sunday School for many years and was a Sunday school treasurer and was a loyal supporter of the Parkway Church of God and the Christian Heights School. She also had the wonderful gift of hospitality. She opened her home and cooked many meals for evangelists, ministers and her extended family up to the time of her death.
She married G.H. (Moose) Green on Oct. 8, 1946, in Pittsburg, KS. He preceded her in death Sept. 21, 1982.
Lorene was survived by two step-children, Charles Harrison Green-Yuma, AZ and Rose Ann Green of the home; three grandchildren-Kevin Green-Nevada, Darrell Green-San Diego, CA and Tracey Green Dunbar-Poway, CA; four great-grandchildren - Billy, Destinee and Hannah Rose Dunbar and Daniel Green; one sister, Edith Bell Heathman and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Wesley and Millie Belle Price Bell; two sisters, Edna Ethel Bell Dunham and Mattie Elaine Bell; and one brother, Lannie Richard Bell.
Services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the Parkway Church of God Holiness, 1111 State Street, Fort Scott, KS, under the direction of Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery.