Labette Avenue area deaths – November

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Clarence E. “Jeep” Doherty

SULPHUR SPRINGS, Ark.—Clarence E. “Jeep” Doherty, 68, of Sulphur Springs, Ark., formerly of Chetopa, Kan., died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at the Ozark Community Hospital, Gravette, Ark.

Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 26, at the Bella Vista Funeral Home Chapel.

Arrangements were by the Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory, 2258 Forest Hills Blvd., Bella Vista, Ark.

On-line condolences may be made at www.funeralmation.com.

Clarence C. Means

EDNA—Clarence C. Means, 78, of Edna, Kan., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Medicalodges Nursing Home in Coffeyville.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Lewark Church of God with Rev. Ernie Wright officiating. Burial will be at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Friends may call on Monday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Lewark Church of God. Contributions may be left at the funeral home or mailed c/o David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

To leave a message for the family, visit www.dwbfh.com.

Clarence was born on July 21, 1934, to Russell and Cordy (Patterson) Means at Valeda, Kan. He grew up and attended schools in Aurora, Mo., graduating from Aurora High School.

In 1951, he entered the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He served for 22 years; retiring from the Air Force in 1973 in Alexander, La., where he lived for a short time.

During his active duty, he married Shirley Shamblin in 1952 and they later divorced. During their marriage, they moved to Coffeyville. He later married Flora Lear in 1969 and they also later divorced.

In 1977, Clarence started working for Montgomery Ward’s where he repaired air conditioners and refrigerators. During this time, he opened Clarence’s Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, operating it until retiring in 1995.
Clarence moved to various places before calling Edna his home.

On July 11, 2004, he married Marilyn Kinney in Coffeyville. They made their home in Edna.

He was a member of the Lewark Church of God. He loved being a care giver to his family and friends, enjoyed cooking and cookouts, camping, fishing and hunting, but most of all he loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Means, of the home; four sons, Terry Lear and wife Fredia, Pineville, La,; Ted Lear and wife Vickie, Edna; Darren Means and wife Julie, Owasso, Okla.; Darryl Kinney, Edna; four daughters, Tonya Yates and husband John, Bartlesville, Okla.; Dana Bechtle and husband Jeff, Independence, Kan.; Lana Wright, Independence; Jana Sells and husband Rob, Coffeyville; 31 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by one son, Tony Lear; one daughter, Tammy Lear; his parents; one brother, Leo Means; two sisters, Daisy Jessee and Lila Means.

Wendell E. Hughes

TULSA, Okla.—Wendell E. Hughes, 74, of Tulsa, Okla., formerly of Chetopa, Kan., died at 3:10 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Maplewood Care Center in Tulsa.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, Nov. 27, at St. Rose Cemetery in Chetopa.

Memorials are suggested to the Chetopa High School Athletic Department. These may be left at or mailed to Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 346, Chetopa, KS 67336.

Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.

Wendell was born Sept. 14, 1938, in Opp, Ala., to Johnnie L. and Annie Lee (Sasser) Hughes. He was a 1957 graduate of Chetopa High School. Following high school, he served in the United States Army.

Through the years, he had worked as produce manager at Albertson’s Grocery Store.  He enjoyed reading, sports and working crossword puzzles.

He and Francis Getto were married Feb. 5, 1965, in Oswego, Kan. She preceded him in death Oct. 19, 2005.
Survivors include two sons, Greg Hughes and wife Tracy, Norman, Okla.; Chris Hughes and wife Teresa, Chetopa; one daughter, Jennifer Wagner, Tulsa, Okla.; four grandchildren, Jared, Chad, Allie and Kaity; one brother and one sister.

Joseph M. “Joe” Mayfield

CHETOPA—Joseph M. “Joe’ Mayfield, 82, of Chetopa, died at 7:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at the Chetopa Manor.  He had been in failing health.

Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 26, at the Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Chetopa Community Bible Church. These may be left at or mailed to Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 346, Chetopa, KS 67336.

Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.

Cecil L. Midyett

SULLIVAN, Mo.—Cecil Lorn Midyett, 81, of Sullivan, Mo., passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Missouri Baptist Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.

Visitation is Monday, Nov. 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. and funeral services will be Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 10 a.m., at Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Mo., with Rev. Roger Tabor officiating. Burial will be at Upper Indian Creek Cemetery, Viburnum, Mo., with full military honors.

Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville.

Cecil was born Jan. 8, 1931, in Viburnum, Mo., to Corby Lawrence Midyett and Dora Medley Midyett.

Cecil served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War. He married Venita Harmon on March 16, 1954 in Berryman, Mo., and, to this union, five children were born. He worked at various jobs: Hardwood Charcoal Plant, Swan Construction, a security guard, and, lastly, retired from Steelville Public Schools as a janitor. His hobbies were watching wrestling and dirt track racing, camping and spending time on the river. He was a member of the Cuba VFW Post 7147 and American Legion Post 522.

Preceding him in death were his parents; three sisters, Gladyne (Bill) Newman, Velma (Joe) Bailey and Carol McMillan; a brother, Lloyd Midyett; brother-in-law, Tom Bailey; son-in-law, John Pranker; and great grandson, Colton Thomas Larrison.

He is survived by his children, Glenda (Lester) Bridgeman, Cuba, Mo.; Jerry (Pam) Midyett, Chetopa, Kan.; Gary (Donna) Midyett, Sullivan, Mo.; Patty Pranker, Parsons, Kan.; and Sue (Kevin) Harms, Harwood, Mo.; two sisters, Rosie Bailey and Tessie (Gus) Head, Steelville; dear companion, Dot Land, Steelville; sister-in-law, Connie Midyett, Cuba, Mo.; 17 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Glenda Falkenstien

PARSONS—Glenda Falkenstien, 73, of Parsons, Kan., retired teacher at Labette County High School at Altamont, Kan., died at 9:23 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at the Elmhaven West Nursing Home in Parsons.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the Labette County High School Citizens Baccalaurete Fund.  Memorials may be left at or sent to the funeral home at Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357.

Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.

Glenda was born Feb. 20, 1939, in Garfield County, Okla., to Glen O. and Mary Ellen (Egelston) Serviss. She grew up near Lamont, Okla., and graduated from Lamont High School in 1957. She attended Northern Oklahoma Junior College at Tonkawa and then Oklahoma State University at Stillwater, graduating in 1961.

In the fall of 1961, she began teaching English at Labette County Community High School in Altamont and continued teaching until her retirement 32 years later. For many years, she was a sponsor on the high school senior trips.

Glenda loved to read, bird watch and grow fall and spring flowers.  She collected snow globes and kaleidoscopes. She enjoyed cats.  She was a member of the First Christian Church at Lamont and was a life member of Delta Kappa Gamma, where she had held every office. She was a life member of the National Education Association and of the Kansas N.E.A.

On June 7, 1975, she married Thomas Falkenstien at Lamont.  They traveled extensively throughout the United States and in Canada and Mexico.

Survivors include her husband, Tom Falkenstien, of the home; a son, Scott Falkenstien and wife Lori, Chanute; two daughters, Lynn Schauf and her companion Clarence Thomas, Parsons; and Julie Martin, Kansas City, Kan; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Ronald Serviss and wife Lou Etta, Munford, Tenn.; sister, Emalee Serviss, Broken Arrow, Okla.; brother-in-law, Cletus Mages, Ashland; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Elsie Ann Mages.

Shirley Sue (Burgess) Froelich

OSWEGO—Shirley Sue (Burgess)  Froelich, 76, of Oswego, Kan., passed away at 3:10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Deseret Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Oswego, following an illness.

She was taken for cremation under the care of Derfelt Funeral Home, Oswego. Her final resting place will be in  Oswego Cemetery. A mass will be held in her memory at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mother of God Church or Deseret Nursing Center in care of the funeral home.

Shirley was born Sept. 2, 1936, in Iola Kan. Her parents were Eugene and Clara (Wilson) Burgess. Shirley graduated from Iola High School with the Class of 1954.

She worked at Rexall Drug, Iola, Kan., for several years before moving to Oswego in 1969. She used to work at Groomer’s Ben Franklin and then later at Don Froe Liquor Store. She last worked at Labette County Medical Center, Parsons, Kan.

She was a member of the VFW and the Mother of God Catholic Church, Oswego.

On April 26, 1974, Shirley was married to Paul Froelich. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Dennis Burgess; and one daughter, Jennifer Holtz.

Surviving is one daughter, Vallerie Jane Hayden, Oswego; two sisters, Joan Willis, Iola; and Malala J Koester, Yates Center, Kan.; two grandchildren, Harold Hayden, Vinita, Okla.; and Lorie Kay Hayden, Oswego; and four great-grandchildren.

Rosella A. Kelly

O’FALLON, Mo.—Rosella A. Kelly, 96, a longtime Parsons, Kan., resident, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Villa Theresa in O’Fallon, Mo., with her loving family by her side.

The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Parsons. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery in St. Paul. The rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m., Monday, at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons, where the family will receive friends immediately following the rosary.

Memorials are suggested to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. These may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, 63757.

Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.

Mina P. Adams

TOPEKA—Mina P. Adams, 92, of Topeka, Kan., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2012.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, at West Side Baptist Church, Fourth and Fillmore, Topeka. A graveside service will be at 4 p.m., Wednesday, at Mount Pleasant Cemetery at Altamont.

A reception will follow at First Baptist Church, Altamont.

Friends may call after 3 p.m., Tuesday, at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, Topeka, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to West Side Baptist Church, Topeka.

To leave the family a special message online, visit www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com.

Mina was born Nov. 14, 1920, in Catesby, Okla., to Robert Dyral and Nellie Frances (Lightfoot) Baker.

She married Donald Wayne Adams on March 31, 1940. During their 60 years of marriage, they lived in Galesburg and Parsons and spent 56 years on the family farm northwest of Altamont.

She worked at Fred Ronald Manufacturing in Parsons as floor supervisor and engineer until the factory closed in 1985. She moved to Topeka in December 2001, residing at McCrites Plaza since August 2011.

Mina was an avid bowler, sang in the Shawnee Choral Society and was active in ABW and West Side Baptist Church. She was a former member, organist and Sunday school teacher of First Baptist Church of Altamont.

Survivors include two daughters, Crystal (Harold) Wolgast and Rita Adams, Topeka; six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; a brother, Kenneth Baker, Bartlesville, Okla.; and numerous other family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a sister, Betty Davidson; and a daughter, Peggy Masenthin.

Del R. Veenstra

MOUND VALLEY—Del R. Veenstra, 52, of Mound Valley died unexpectedly at his home, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, at Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Altamont.

Following visitation, the body will be cremated. The memorial service will be at 1 p.m., Friday, at First Baptist Church in Mound Valley.

Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.

Nadine Crooks

PARSONS—Nadine Crooks, 90, of Parsons, Kan., died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Center in Parsons. Among survivors is her husband, Leon Crooks, of the home.

The funeral service will be at 3 p.m., Saturday, at the First Baptist Church. Burial will be in the South Mound Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m., Friday.

Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.

June Volz

MOUND VALLEY—June Volz, 75, of Mound Valley, Kan., died unexpectedly at her home Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at the Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. Burial will be in Mound Valley Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, until service time, at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to PALS (Proud Animal Lovers Shelter). These may be left at or mailed to Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS 67357.

Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.

Patrick J. “Pat” OBrien

PARSONS—Patrick J. “Pat” OBrien, 64, of Parsons, Kan., died at 11:43 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at the Parsons Good Samaritan Society.

The funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 26, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Parsons. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons.

Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.

Loyal Monroe Clough

OSWEGO—Loyal Monroe Clough, 85, of Oswego, Kan., passed away at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital, Wichita, Kan.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 pm, Thursday, Nov. 15, at Derfelt Funeral Home, Oswego. Burial will be in Oswego Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the funeral home.

Loyal was born March 6, 1927, in Fairview, Okla. His parents were Harry Monroe and Anna (Harder) Clough.
He lived in Oswego for 47 years, moving from Lubbock, Texas. He owned and operated Clough Construction until his retirement in 1993.

Loyal served in the U. S. Navy during World War II, assigned to the USS Wayne in the Pacific Theatre. He was a member of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He had previously been a member of the Oswego Lions Club. For years, he had a CB radio hobby and his handle was “The Silver Fox.” He enjoyed welding and always claimed he could weld anything expect the break of day or a broken heart.

Loyal was first married to Louise Hawks. To this union, three children survive: Dennis Loyal Clough, Wichita, Kan.; Randy Lee Clough, Edmond, Okla.; and Cristy Lynn Mantonya, Oswego, Kan.

He then married Joann L. Hutson on Dec. 28, 1967, in Yuarez, Mexico. She survives. Also surviving are their three children, Dennis Ray Clough, Salt Lake City, Utah; Donna Jo McBroom, Oswego, Kan.; and JoAnn Shepard, Houston, Texas.

Additional survivors include one nephew, whom he helped raise, Mike Hudson, Idabel, Okla.; two brothers, Harry Clough, Yukon, Okla.; and Lindy Clough, Enid, Okla.; three sisters, Hazel Rehm, Claremore, Okla.; Aleene Bradshaw, Grand Junction, Colo.; and Pauline Weaver, Fairview, Okla.; 15 grandchildren; 33 great- grandchildren; and one friend as close as a brother, Melvin Cornelson, Fairview, Okla.

His parents and one brother, Leonard Clough, preceded him in death.

Barbara May Hughes

PARSONS—Barbara May Hughes, 75, of rural Parsons, Kan., died at 7:19 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Oswego Community Hospital, Oswego, Kan.

Carson-Wall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. There will be no public service.

Condolences may be left online at www.wallfuneralservices.com.

Allen D. Hillis

COLUMBUS—Allen D. Hillis, 44, of Columbus, Kan., died at 11:22 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in the Emergency Room at Mercy Maude Norton Hospital in Columbus.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons.

Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.

Terry W. Walker

PARSONS—Terry W. Walker, 53, of Parsons, Kan., died at 10:13 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at the home of his mother, Juanita Walker, following a brief illness.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, at Carson-Wall Funeral Home.The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Proud Animal Lovers Shelter and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, 112 N. 26th St., P.O. Box 942, Parsons, 67357.

Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.

Robert E. “Bud” Willis

CHETOPA—Robert E. “Bud” Willis, 85, of rural Chetopa, Kan., died at 3:46 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 12,  at the Community Bible Church in Chetopa. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m., Sunday, at the Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m., on Sunday.

Memorials are suggested to the Community Bible Church. These may be left at or mailed to Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 346, Chetopa, KS 67336.

Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.

Bud was born July 15, 1927, in Chetopa, Kan., to James A. and Grace (Wright) Willis. He was a 1945 graduate of Labette County Community High School in Altamont, Kan.

Following high school, he served in the United States Navy. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to Southeast Kansas where he worked at Goodrich Corporation in Miami, Okla., the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant in Parsons, Kan., and Chetopa Concrete until retiring.

He attended the Community Bible Church in Chetopa and was an avid participant in the community and will be missed by many.

Bud and Mary Ann “Peggy” Castle were married in 1958. They later divorced. On Feb. 14, 1981, he married Myrna Castle in Miami, Okla. She preceded him in death on July 6, 2010.

Survivors include one son, Robert “Buddy” Willis, Oswego, Kan.; two daughters, Pamela Jones, Denver, Colo; Valarie Ann Lawrence, Wichita Falls, Texas; three stepsons, Gary Castle, Kansas City, Kan.; Larry Castle, Humboldt, Kan.; Rick Castle Chetopa, Kan.; one stepdaughter, Regina Curnutte, Oswego, Kan.; six grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, nine step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Glen Smith and wife Marilyn, Buckeye, Ariz.; two sisters, Ruth Miller, Chetopa; Donna Benson, Lake Jackson, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by one sister; one son, Donnie Willis; and one step-great-grandson.

Clark A. Fletcher

OSWEGO—Clark A.  Fletcher, 76, of Oswego, Kan., passed away at 9:15 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at his home.

Private services for family members will be conducted by Derfelt Funeral Home, Oswego. Burial will be in Oswego Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Assembly of God, Oswego, in care of the funeral home.

Clark was born July 14, 1936, in Kansas City, Mo., to Charles and Lora Fletcher. He was a big guy with a big heart and was always willing to help anyone in need.

Most of his career was in the fast food industry.  He attended the Assembly of God, Oswego. Among his interests were reading, RV traveling, and spending winters in Florida.

Clark is survived by his wife of 43 years, Lorena “Dena” Fletcher; two sons and daughters-in-law, Len and Kim Fletcher and Rob and Loree Fletcher; seven grandchildren, one great grandchild; two brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Dick.

Roy L. Sperry

EDNA—Roy L. Sperry, 88, of Edna, Kan., died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in the Emergency Room at Labette Health, Parsons, Kan.

Following cremation, burial will be in Mound Valley Cemetery under the direction of Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons.  A family memorial service will be held at that time.

Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.

Roy was born Aug. 11, 1924, in Cherryvale, Kan., to Charles C. and Elizabeth Eldora (Byers) Sperry. In the early 1950s, he lived on a farm with his parents near Dennis until moving with his family to Mound Valley in 1958.

He attended Kansas School for the Deaf in Olathe, Kan., and earned a Bachelor’s degree from Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. In earlier years, he worked as a radio and TV repairman and, in 1978, became owner and operator of his own TV repair business until his retirement in 1990. In 1988, he moved to Edna where he had lived since.

He was a former member of the United Christian Church.

Survivors include one brother, Lloyd C. Sperry, Parsons; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters.

Elma E. Munsell

PARSONS—Elma E. Munsell, 96, of Parsons, Kan., died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at Labette Health in Parsons, where she entered Monday.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, at First Christian Church in Parsons. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Parsons. Friends may call at Carson-Wall Funeral Home from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday.

Memorials are suggested to First Christian Church and may be left at or sent to the funeral home, Box 942, Parsons, 67357.

Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.

Samuel Gene “Sam” Beaty

DONIPHAN, Mo.—Samuel “Sam” Gene Beaty, 33, of Doniphan, Mo., formerly of Welch, Okla., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Doniphan, after a sudden illness.

There will be a visitation for family and friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Thomas Funeral Home, Welch.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the First Christian Church of Miami. Minister Brad Canham will officiate.

Sam will be laid to rest near his father at the Walker Cemetery, West of Welch.

Donald K. Smith

PARSONS—Donald K. Smith, 85, of Parsons, Kan., died Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at Presbyterian Manor.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, at Carson-Wall Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oswego Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Brown-Bishop Post No. 704, Veterans of Wars, and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 942, Parsons, 67357.

Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.

Marcia S. Cooper

DAYTON, Ohio—Marcia S. Cooper, 28, of Dayton, Ohio, formerly of Chetopa, Kan., died at 6:15 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 2, at the Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.

Marcia was born Oct. 21, 1983, in Parsons, Kan., to A. B. and Anita (Jameson) Cooper. As a young girl, she grew up and attended schools in Chetopa, Parsons and Lawrence.

Survivors include one son, Marshall Wingate, Dayton, Ohio; maternal grandmother, Ida Jameson, Chetopa; one brother, Brandon Beard, Chetopa, Kan.; one stepbrother, Christopher Cooper, Dayton, Ohio; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Milo W. Bean

PARSONS—Milo W. Bean, 90, of Parsons, Kan., died at 12:45 a.m., Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at Elm Haven East Nursing Home in Parsons.

Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 5, at the Parsons Church of the Nazarene. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Parsons Church of the Nazarene.  These may be left at or mailed to Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS 67357.

Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.

Dorothy Marie Carson

EDWARDS, Mo.—Dorothy Marie Carson, 90, of Edwards, Mo., died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, Mo.

Graveside services were held Saturday, Nov. 3, at Edna Elm Grove Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  These may be left at or mailed to Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 346, Chetopa, KS 67336.

Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.

Rev. Betty L. Eckles

CHETOPA—Rev. Betty L. Eckles, 83, of Chetopa, Kan., formerly of Mound Valley, Kan., died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at Chetopa Manor Nursing Home.

Betty was born June 29, 1929, in Centralia, Oklahoma, to Delbert Howard and Lydia May (Bell) Kirk. She grew up and attended school near Miami, Oklahoma.

Through the years, she had lived in Southeast Kansas and Northeast Oklahoma. She had pastored at various churches, including Chetopa and Mound Valley, and was a member of the Lighthouse Tabernacle in Mound Valley.

She enjoyed writing songs and poems, playing the piano and guitar, doing crafts, cooking, sewing and quilting.

On March 14, 1983, she married Robert K. Eckles. He preceded her in death on June 25, 2002.

Survivors include one son, Floyd Ash and wife Tina, Oswego, Kan.; two daughters, Patricia Swenson Lowell, Ark.;  Loretta Wittner and husband Ed, Joplin, Mo.; 16 grandchildren, numerous great and great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gerald Kirk, Broken Arrow, Okla.; Howard Kirk, Coffeyville, Kan.; two sisters, Bonnie Cox, Miami, Okla.; and Lawanda Delmont Galena, Kan.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, three sisters, one son and one great-grandchild.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Chetopa. Friends may call from 10 a.m. through 8 p.m., Tuesday, at the Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa.

Memorials are suggested to the Lighthouse Tabernacle. These may be left at or mailed to Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 346, Chetopa, KS 67336.

Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.

Cael Ethan Shields

PARSONS—Cael Ethan Shields, infant son of Matthew Wayne and Jene’ Marie (Siebert) Shields, of Parsons, Kan., died shortly after birth on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at Labette Health in Parsons.

Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons.

Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.

Jack W. McGuire

PARSONS—Jack W. McGuire, 52, of Parsons, Kan., died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in the Emergency Room at Labette Health. He had been in his usual health and death was not expected.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Dennis. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the McGuire Children’s Memorial Fund. These may be left at or mailed to Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS 67357.

Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.

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