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Obituaries from October 2007

John Melvin Coffman (10/27/07)
Helen Louise Aichele (10/31/07)
Helen Louise Aichele, age 74, wife of Fred L. Aichele, entered into eternal rest at 3:58 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, at Hilton Head Regional Medical Center, on Hilton Head Island, in South Carolina. She was born in Sheldon on June 9, 1933, to James and Frances Danley. ...
George D. Holy (10/30/07)
George D. Holy, age 78, resident of 1312 S. National Avenue, Fort Scott, died early Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, at the Olathe Medical Center, in Olathe, Kan. Funeral arrangements for George Holy will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel.
Betty Lou Howard (10/25/07)
Betty Lou Howard, 81, Nevada, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, following a lengthy illness. She was born Oct. 27, 1925, in Nanty Glo, Pa., to William Donaldson and Olive O’Laughlin Donaldson. She was married Dec. 15, 1956, in Newport Beach, Calif., to Lionel Howard and he survives of the home...
Linda Marie Grate (10/23/07)
Linda Marie Grate, 61, Nevada, died Friday, Oct.19, 2007 at Mercy Health System, Fort Scott, Kan., following an illness of several weeks. She was born Jan. 24, 1946, in Gardenia, Calif., to James R.. Henning and Theo Margaret Kerschmer Henning. Linda was born and raised in California. She came to this area about 10 years ago and spent the remainder of her life here. She made her living as an over the road truck driver. She loved horses and was an avid fisherman. She also was a fan of Nascar...
Roy Eugene “Gene” Shields (10/23/07)
Roy Eugene “Gene” Shields, 69, Moundville, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007, near Osceola, Mo., due to a boating accident. He was born Oct. 24, 1937, in Vernon County, Mo., to Leroy Shields and Waneta May Shieids. Gene married Joann Milburn on Jan. 18, 1963, in Miami, Okla., and she survives of the home...
Dianna Lynn Adams (10/20/07)
Dianna Lynn Adams, 58, of Mound City, Kansas, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, at Prescott Countryview Nursing Home in Prescott. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday at Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Mound City, Kan. Contributions are suggested to Hospice or Mound City United Methodist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home, Mound City. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.coffelschneider.com...
Sue C. Freeman (10/20/07)
Mrs. Sue C. Freeman, age 90, of Alpharetta, Ga., died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007. She was born Oct. 14, 1921 in Liberty, Mo. and was the daughter of William H. and Georgia D. Cowan. Mrs. Freeman is survived by her son; John A. Freeman of Alpharetta, GA; daughter, Susan F. ...
Melba Nore Wyckoff (10/19/07)
Melba Nore Wyckoff, age 84, of Nevada, passed away on Wednesday evening, Oct. 17, 2007, at St. John’s Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo. She was born Dec. 21, 1922, in Hume, Mo., to Walter Lee Hamblin and Elsie Mae Bozarth Hamblin. She was married to Keith V. Wyckoff and he preceded her in death in 1977...
Raymond Donald Santaw (10/17/07)
Raymond Donald Santaw, 84, of Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007, following a lengthy illness. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 18, at Moore Cemetery, Nevada. Friends may call now until 1:30 p.m. on Thursday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada...
Wilbur C. "Speedy" Bruegger (10/17/07)
Wilbur C. "Speedy" Bruegger, at 86, of Nevada, passed away on Oct. 14, 2007, in Joplin, Mo. Wilbur was born on Aug. 17, 1921, to Edwin John and Mattie Bell Keys Bruegger and reared in Bushton, Kan. He lived in Farmington, N.M., for 38 years; Hutchinson, Kan., for 4 years and had lived in Nevada, since 2003...
Heather Dawn Bright (10/16/07)
Heather Dawn Bright, age 28, of Liberal, passed away Friday morning, Oct. 12, 2007, due to an automobile accident. Heather was born Aug. 2, 1979, in Fort Scott, Kansas to Steve and Wilma (Stevens) Bright. She graduated from Bronaugh High School in 1997 and attended Fort Scott Community College. Heather was currently working on the family farm and had made plans to pursue a business degree at Vatterott College. She attended Main Street Bible Church in Liberal...
Virginia Maxine DeMott (10/13/07)
Virginia Maxine DeMott, 87, of Fort Scott, died Thursday evening, Oct. 11, 2007, at the Mercy Health Center. She was born Feb. 3, 1920, in Blue Mound, Kan., the daughter of Palmer and Sylvia (Parnell) Russell. She married Ray Everett DeMott Dec.17, 1938 in Iola, Kan. He preceded her in death March 13, 2003...
Chet Hume (10/13/07)
Carl McCulley (10/13/07)
Carl McCulley, 82, of Chanute, went to be with the Lord ON Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007. Carl was born in Pleasanton, Kan. on April 16, 1925. He was united in marriage to Dolly Atha on September 27, 1947. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946. Carl worked for Sears, Nu-Wa and the National Park Service in Fort Scott, Kan. He attended Faith Bible Church in Chanute...
James W. "Jim" Beaman (10/10/07)
James W. "Jim" Beaman, 86, of Harwood, passed away Oct. 5, 2007. He was born Nov. 7, 1920, in Fondis, Colo., the son of William F. Beaman and Flossie Masters. Jim married Myrtle A. Franklin, on June 1, 1947, in Calhan, Colo. They had five children. Jim is a World War II veteran, serving in the United States Navy from 1945 to 1947...
Adam Riley Davisson (10/11/07)
Infant son of Kirk and Nancy Davisson, of Sheldon, Adam Riley Davisson, died Oct. 9, 2007. Graveside services will be held on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 2:30 p.m., at Tolson Cemetery, in Sheldon, Mo.
Alvie Levera Highley (10/11/07)
Alvie Levera Highley, age 76 of Milo, Mo., passed away on Oct. 9, 2007, at McCune Brooks Hospital, in Carthage, Mo. Born May 8, 1931, in Montevallo, Mo., to James Miles Highley and Gertie Ann Rapp Highley. Alvie joined Georgia Nell Weaver in holy matrimony on May 16, 1954...
David B. Isaacson (10/11/07)
David B. Isaacson, 54, Nevada, entered into rest Monday evening, Oct. 8, 2007, at Nevada Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness. He was born Aug. 12, 1953, in Watertown, S.D., to Marvin Henry Isaacson and Monica Dawn Wensing Isaacson. On Oct. 8, 1983, he married Cynthia Ann Cantrell in Mora, Minn, and she survives of the home...
Donald Leroy Swarens (10/10/07)
Donald Leroy Swarens, age 82, of Hume, Mo., died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada. He was born April 29, 1925, to George Lewis and Nellie Eveline Garrison Swarens, in Ovid, Mo. Donald, the oldest of five children, grew up in the rural communities of Rich Hill and Foster, Mo., and attended grade school in Rich Hill. ...
Sara Dauphene Worsley (10/09/07)
Sara Dauphene Worsley, 52, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, at Northwood Hills Nursing Home, Humansville, Mo. A service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Green Lawn Funeral Chapel, Springfield. Visitation will be at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10. She will be cremated...
Kevin W. Broyles (10/06/07)
Kevin W. Broyles, 46, of Blue Mound, Kan. passed away Friday afternoon Oct. 5, 2007. A visitation is planned for Sunday evening, Oct. 7, 2007 from 7 - 8p.m. at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. The complete obituary will appear in Monday's edition of the Fort Scott Tribune. Expressions of sympathy may be e-mailed to expressions@konantz-cheney.com...
Frank Ola Sherrick (10/06/07)
Frank Ola Sherrick, age 87, of Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, at his home, following a lengthy illness. Frank was born June 20, 1920, in Moundville, Mo., to Thomas Alpha Sherrick and Alice Rebecca Greer Sherrick Rutherford. On Dec. 25, 1940, he married Daisy Mae Matthews, in Lamar, Mo., who preceded him in death on March 31, 2006...
Dr. R. Paul Drummond (10/06/07)
Dr. R. Paul Drummond, 60, of New Franklin, Mo., entered into eternal rest Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, after a courageous battle with cancer. A Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, in Paul H. Linn Memorial United Methodist Church on the campus of Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo. A reception will follow in the Dealy Room of the CMU Student and Community Center...
Stanley Andrew Haynes (10/05/07)
Stanley Andrew Haynes of Grayslake, Ill. passed away Aug. 31, 2007, at home. He was born on Sept. 4, 1928, in Walker, Mo., the first-born child of Irl Potter and Margaret L. (Weddle) Haynes. Stan enlisted in the United States Navy in 1948. His naval career included sea duty in connection with the Korean Conflict, two tours off Vietnam during the Vietnam War and two round-the-world cruises. ...