Obits and Death Notices
Brophy, of this city, this morning received a telegram from the Graves
Registration Service, stating that the body of his brother, Francis
Brophy, was sent from New York, on its way to Fort Scott, on January 5,
at 10:05 am. Mr Brophy believes it is due to arrive in Fort Scott
tomorrow morning. Francis Brophy, a soldier of Company G, died in
France from blood poisoning resulting from a wound in the leg,
sustained in action. Prior to enlistment, he worked at the Parker
Greenhouse. After the war ended, his brother, Stephen, came here
to take his place at the greenhouse. (Fort Scott Daily Tribune and Daily Monitor, Fort Scott Kansas, January 5, 1922)
FORT SCOTT --- Clarence Dale Camp, 43, of Cherryvale, died Thursday at
Mercy Hospital in Independence. Services will be Monday at 2
p.m. in Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, Fort Scott, with burial in Maple
Grove Cemetery. The Rev. R. B. Shoemaker will officiate.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1
p.m. until service time. Memorials can be sent to Cheney Witt Memorial
Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701.
Mr. Camp was born Nov. 5, 1960, in Fort Scott to Floyd and
Betty (Wiggins) Camp. He married Paul Ball in Parsons in 1982
and they later divorced. Mr. Camp was a self-employed contractor and a
contract mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He was a
member of the Cherryvale Christian Church. Survivors include his father
and stepmother, Floyd and Doris Camp, Easton, Kan.; two sons, David
Camp, Cherryvale, and Adam Mehl, of Missouri; two brothers, David Camp,
Fort Scott, and Dewayne Camp, Independence, Mo.; two stepbrothers,
Charles Gruver, Cumming, Kan., and Darrell Parker, Fort Scott; a sister
Ruth Elsworth, Cherryvale; three stepsisters, Cheryl Thrasher and Jean
Russell, both of Easton, and Elizabeth Russell, Shawnee; and three
grandchildren. (Unknown Newspaper ~ Date of Death: Feb. 12,
2004 ~ Submitted by FOFG)
CHAMBERS, HARRY WAYNEThe
day old infant son of Mr and Mrs James W Chambers of near Godfrey, died
this morning at 8 o'clock. The little boy was named Harry Wayne
and he leaves besides his parents, a sister, Lela May and two brothers,
James Warren and John Harvey. The services will be held from the
home Thursday at 1 o'clock and burial will be made in Pleasant View,
known as the Large Cemetery. (Fort Scott Daily Tribune and Daily
Monitor, Fort Scott Kansas, January 4, 1922)
COESTER, MARVIN W.
SCOTT -- Marvin Walter Coester, 73, of Fort Scott died Sunday,
Sept. 23, 1990, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. He was
born May 12, 1917, at Brazilton to William and Clara (Bidwell)
Coester. He was married to Ellen McElvain on Feb. 20, 1955, at
Mound City. She survives of the home. Mr. Coester was a
member of the First Baptist Church of Fort Scott, the American Legion
and for many years was a member of the Fort Scott Auxiliary Police.
Other survivors include: two brothers, Leland Coester of
Newton and Herschel Nix of Kansas City, Mo.; two sisters, Veneta Finch
of Parsons and Eileen Coester of Wichita; a stepbrother, Raymond
Klintworth of Clayton, ind.; and a stepsister, Irma Osburn of
Independence. The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the
First Baptist Church of Fort Scott with the Rev. Charles Clinkerbeard
officiating. Burial will be in the Fort Scott National
Cemetery. The Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home of Fort Soctt is in
charge of arrangements. The family suggests memorials to the First
Baptist Church of Fort Scott. (Unknown Newspaper ~ Submitted by
Lee Dawson, 48, Bronson, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 1990, at her home.
She was born Nov. 23, 1942, at Kincaid, the daughter of Perry L.
and Ethel Mae Coffman Johnson. She married Joe Dawson Feb. 17,
1967, at Bronson. She was a member of Bronson Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; two sons, Stacey
Dawson, Bronson, and Doug Kober, Moran; two daughters, Peggy Hammond
and Tammy Dawson, both of Bronson; six brothers, Ralph John, Loveland,
Colo., Gilbert Johnson, Anderson, Texas, Perry Johnson, Jr., Amity,
Ore., Paul Johnson, Houston, Terry Johnson, Iola, and Clyde Johnson,
Osawatomie; four sisters, Betty Clayton, Fort Scott, Mary Meffort,
Bronson, Glory Jean Decker, Bronson, and Shirley Bolin, Fredonia; and
eight grandchildren. The funeral was Wednesday at Bronson Baptist
Church, the Rev. Rob Mauk officiating. Burial was in Bronson
Cemetery. (Unknown Newspaper ~ Submitted by FOFG)
Gladys Elliott, 94, of Topeka, formerly of Independence, died Friday at
8:15 p.m. at a retirement community where she had been
living. She was the widow of Cress E. Elliott and had moved
to Topeka after his death to be near her son. Services will be
Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Potts Chapel with the Rev. Jim Stovall, pastor
of the First Christian Church, officiating. Graveside
services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Evergreen Cemetery in Fort
Scott. Friends may call at Potts Chapel from noon until 8
p.m. Tuesday, and after 8 a.m. Wednesday. Memorials are suggested to
the First Christian Church and they may be left with the funeral home
or at the church office. Gladys Alice Elliott was born Aug. 8, 1907, in
Fort Scott, to Judson and Jennie (Salts) Ferris. She
graduated from Fort Scott High School and a Fort Scott business
college. On May 4, 1930, in Fort Scott, she married Cress E. Elliott
and they moved to Independence following their marriage. Mrs.
Elliott had worked as company bookkeeper for O.E. Woods Lumber Co. of
which her husband was the managing partner. He died in 1996
and she continued living in Independence until moving to Topeka in
1998. Mrs. Elliott was a member of the First Christian Church for over
70 years and was active in the Christian Women's Fellowship, taught
Christian education to children in the kindergarten classes for over 25
years, and later helped in the church. Survivors include a son, Stuart
Elliott, Topeka; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
(Unknown Newspaper ~ Date of Death: Nov. 30, 2001 ~ Submitted by FOFG)
SISTER MARYGRAY, JOSHUA L.Word
has been received here of the death of Joshua L. Gray at Fort Scott,
Kas., dying on Feb. 21, and interment made on Feb. 27 in the Evergreen
cemetery at Fort Scott. Mr Gray formerly lived in this city and was one
of the best known people in the vicinity. Deceased leaves a number of
relatives here, among them being a brother, P. W. Gray, and three
daughters, Mrs. Chas. Bireley, and Nellie and Nettie Gray.
FORT SCOTT --- Sister Mary Stella Finneral, 93, a
resident of Mercy Convent, died Thursday at the convent. Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 9 a.m. in Mercy Convent
Cemetery by Monsignor Vincent Hogan. Rosary will be recited
at 4 p.m. today in the Convent Chapel. Cheney Witt Memorial
Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Sister Mary Stella was born Oct.
17, 1906, in Lowell, Mass., to John and Mary Catherine (Healy)
Finneral. She became a registered nurse during her
educational career. Sister Mary Stella entered the convent in 1930 and
took her Perpetual Vows in 1936. She served as a registered
nurse in Independence, Hutchinson, Fort Smith, Ark., Springfield, Mo.,
Vicksburg, Miss., and Fort Scott. Survivors include several nieces and
nephews. (Unknown Newspaper ~ Date of Death: July 27, 2000 ~ Submitted
(The Alexandria Times-Tribune, Alexandria Indiana, March 1, 1905, page 1 submitted by FoFG)
HIDY, ABEL W.
friends will be grieved to learn of the death of Abel W Hidy, who
passed away last night at 11:30 at the home, 901 South Barbee Street.
The immediate cause of his death was congeston of the brain,
although his illness dates back ten months ago when he was stricken
with pneumonia fever. The deceased was born in Fayette Coutny,
Ohio, March 18, 1953, and would have been 69 years of age had he lived
to his next birthday. He came to Bourbon County in 1905 and
settled on a farm three miles northwest of town. About seven
years ago he moved to Fort Scott. He is survived by a wife and
three daughters, they being Mrs B H Clay, of Havana Cuba; Mrs S P
Moomau of Garwood, Mo, and Mrs Elizabeth Carney of Fort Scott.
Three brothers and one child also survive. (Fort Scott Daily
Tribune and Daily Monitor, Fort Scott Kansas, January 5, 1922)
LAWSON, WAYNE E.
E. Lawson, 68, of 801 East Eighth, died at 4:10 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 14,
1990) in Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. He was born June
14, 1922, in Sherman, Texas, to Charles F. and Bertie M. (Scrivner)
Lawson. He attended school in Sherman. Mr. Lawson moved to
Wichita in 1943. On May 13, 1944, he married LaVena M. Lane in
Wichita. They moved to Fort Scott in 1945 where he worked for the
Frisco and Katy railroads before going to work for the Missouri Pacific
Railroad on April 2, 1947. Mr. Lawson was a member of Masonic
Lodge No. 106 of Eureka. Mr. and Mrs. Lawson had lived in
Coffeyville since 1967. Survivors include his wife; a son,
Darrell W. of Overland Park; a daughter, Anita Scott of DeSoto; three
grandchildren and two sisters, Lucille Crook of Van Alstyne, Texas, and
Dorothy Latham of Tempe, Ariz. Graveside services will be at
10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Mount Orum Cemetery near Fort Scott. The
family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the
Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home in Fort Scott. A memorial has been
established with the Bible Baptist Church. (Unknown Newspaper ~
Submitted by FOFG)
- Dave Morris, 31 years of age, died at Colorado Springs, Colo.,
Saturday, after a lingering illness of tuberculosis. His remains
were brought here Monday evening. Funeral services were held at
the Baptist Church here Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Lewis of
Uniontown. The remains were laid to rest here in the Bronson
Cemetery. He leaves a wife and two children, besides a number of
relatives, to mourn his loss. (Fort Scott Daily Tribune and Fort Scott Daily Monitor, Fort Scott Kansas, January 28, 1915)
Loydell "Bob" O'Brien, 65, of 605 S. Wald, died at 12:38 p.m.,
Wednesday, at Mercy Hospital, where he had been a patient since Oct.
11. Graveside services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Bronson
Cemetery with Rick Kemp, of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints, Independence, and the Rev. Dennis Matthews, of the United
Methodist Church of Bronson, officiating. Friends may call at the Potts
Chapel from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday, and at the cemetery in Bronson
after 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Mr. O'Brien was born June 28, 1929 at Prague,
Okla., to Ennis and Ola (Gist) O'Brien. He attended schools
in Oklahoma and was active in the Golden Glove Boxing Program as a
youth and with professional boxing until 1972. He enlisted in
the U.S. .Marine Corps in 1946 and served for several years.
He lived most of his adult life in Wichita Falls, Texas, where he was
employed as a general contractor. He moved to Independence in
1989 following his retirement. On Nov. 11, 1950, he married Aileen
Boolin and they later divorced. In 1972, he married Judy
Smithers, and they divorced. He was married to Shirley
Windors in 1976 and she died in 1988. Survivors include two sons,
Herman R. O'Brien, Grandview, Mo., and Michael J. O'Brien, Moran; five
brothers, Glendale O'Brien and Denney G. O'Brien, both of Grover City,
Calif., Earl R. O'Brien, Shafter, Calif., Ed O'Brien, San Diego,
Calif., and Leonard A. O'Brien, Escondido, Calif.; a sister, Margaret
Allen, Bronson; four stepchildren; eight grandchildren, three
step-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two
step-great-grandchildren. (Unknown Newspaper ~ Date of Death: Oct. 20,
1993 ~ Submitted by FOFG)
CHERRYVALE --- Billy A. Peugh, 65, Cherryvale, died Monday
at the Veterans Administration Regional Medical Center, Topeka.
Graveside funeral services are set 2 p.m. for Thursday at the Fort
Scott National Cemetery. Friends may call at the Potts Chapel of
Cherryvale from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday with the family receiving
visitors from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Additional information will follow
later. (Unknown Newspaper ~ Date of Death: June 11, 2001 ~ Submitted by
PLATT, Infant Child
- The little five months old child of Mr and Mrs Platt died here
Saturday morning, after only a few hours illness. Funeral
services were held Monday. Their other child is quite ill, though
some hope is entertained for its recovery. (Fort Scott Daily Tribune and Fort Scott Daily Monitor, Fort Scott Kansas, January 28, 1915) [Upon further research this would be Colyer R Platt (Aug 31, 1914 - Jan 22, 1915)]
FORT SCOTT --- Sister Mary Lorraine Reser, 75, a resident of
Mercy Convent in Fort Scott, died Monday at Fort Scott Mercy Hospital.
Funeral Mass will be conducted Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Mercy
Hospital Chapel with Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted assisted by Monsignor
Vincent Hogan and the Rev. Brian Bebak officiating. Burial
will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Rosary was recited at 4 p.m. today at
the convent. Services are under the direction of Cheney Witt
Memorial Chapel. Sister Reser was born March 28, 1926 in Independence,
Mo., to Byron and Louisea (Parker) Reser. She attended
schools in Kansas City, Kan., and graduated from the Mercy School of
Nursing in 1948. She later graduated with a degree in nursing
from Avila College. Sister Reser had ministered in nursing in Arkansas,
and at hospitals in Kansas including Mercy Hospital in Independence and
the former St. Margaret's Hospital in Fredonia. Her
last eight years of ministry were at Independence Regional Health
Center in Independence, Mo. Survivors include a brother, Byron Reser,
Jr., Blue Springs, Mo.; a sister, Mary L. Cashier, Harrisonville, Mo.
(Unknown Newspaper ~ Date of Death: Feb. 21, 2001 ~ Submitted by FOFG)
- Grandma Ross, aged 92 years, died at her home here Saturday, after an
illness of several months. Funeral services were held at the home
Monday by Rev. Oliver and the remains were laid to rest beside that of
her husband, in the Bronson Cemetery. (Fort Scott Daily Tribune
and Fort Scott Daily Monitor, Fort Scott Kansas, January 28, 1915) [Note: upon further research, this would be Mary C. Ross (1823-1915) husband of John M Ross (1826-1906)]
William Alva Sears, 74, of Coffeyville, died Thursday morning (Nov. 9,
2000) at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. Mr. Sears was born June
25, 1926 in Savonburg, Kans., to Burton and Milie (Warren) Sears.On
Oct. 30, 1955 he married Rita a. Townsley in Bronson, Kans., where the
couple made their home. In 1968 they moved to rural
Independence and later Cherryvale. The couple later divorced.
Mr. Sears worked for the Layton Oil Company in Independence, working
throughout southeast Kansas as a driller-pumper. He retired
in 1985 and moved to Coffeyville. Survivors include a son, Philip A.
Sears of Coffeyville; three sisters, Joan Wells of Langley, Okla., Mae
Aldridge of Eugene, Ore., and Mamie Moores of Patagonia, Ariz.; two
step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. Graveside
services will be held 12:30 p.m. Monday at Bronson Cemetery, Bronson,
Kans. Friends may call at the Ford-Wulf-Bruns Edgewood Chapel,
Coffeyville, Sunday noon until 9 p.m. The family would welcome
memorials to the World of Faith Church, Coffeyville. (Unknown Newspaper
~ Date of Death: Nov. 9, 2000 ~ Submitted by FOFG)SHEPHERD, NANCY AMANDA
Nancy Amanda Shepherd, widow of Louis C Shepherd, an old resident of
the Centerville neighborhood, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs F
S Cronk at Waxahachie, Texas, died at that place Friday, at 5:40 pm,
December 30th, as the result of apoplexy. She had been suffering
for a long time from creeping paralysis. Nancy Amanda Jones was
born at Sardonia, Ohio, April 30th, 1841, and at the time of her death
was 80 years, and 8 months of age. She came to Kansas in an ox
team, the family settling near Devon. She was an early day school
teacher. The body arrived here Sunday and the funeral party went
direct to the Centerville M E Church, where services were held by the
Rev Hamm of Bronson. Burial was made in Centerville Cemetery.
(Fort Scott Daily Tribune and Daily Monitor, Fort Scott Kansas,
January 2, 1922)
STEWART, GARY A.
--- Gary Allen Stewart, 63, of rural Coffeyville, died Tuesday (Jan.
19, 2005) at his home. Graveside services will be Saturday at 2
p.m. in Bronson Cemetery in Bronson, Kan. Friends may call at
Penwell-Gabel-Ford Wulf-Bruns Chapel from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorials are suggested to the Kansas State University Cancer
Research Center and they may be left with the funeral home. Mr.
Stewart was born Jan. 18, 1942 in Xenia, Kan., to Glen B. and Elizabeth
(Robb) Stewart. He graduated from schools in that area. He
worked as a machinist for Funk Manufacturing Co., retiring in 1994.
On Nov. 4, 1962 he married Joan Jackson, and she survives.
Mr. Stewart was a member of the Red Castle Gun Club. Other
survivors include a son, Curtis Stewart, Coffeyville; his mother,
Elizabeth Stewart, Coffeyville; and a granddaughter.
(Unknown Newspaper ~ Submitted by FOFG)
STEWART, JOAN C.
--- Joan Colgin Stewart, 65, of rural Coffeyville, died Thursday (May
7, 2009) at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla. Funeral
service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Penwell-Gabel Ford-Wulf-Bruns
Chapel in Coffeyville with Evangelist David Bycroft officiating.
A commital service will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Bronson Cemetery in
Bronson. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the
funeral home. Mrs. Stewart was born Feb. 18, 1944 at Iola, the
daughter of Raymond Jackson and Bertha (Colgin) Jackson. She grew
up in the Bronson area and attended country schools and Moran High
School. She married Gary Allen Stewart on Nov. 4, 1962 and they
lived in Iola until 1964. They they moved to Coffeyville for six
years until moving to the Fawn Creek area. Mr. Stewart died in
2005. Mrs. Stewart owned and operated Fawn Creek Kennel from 1988
to 1999. She is survived by a son, Curtis Stewart, Coffeyville;
three brothers, Paul Jackson and Darrell Jackson, both of Mound City,
and Leroy Jackson, Bllue Mound; four sisters, Marebelle Pruitt, Aurora,
Colo., Jesse Ross, Moran, Evelyn Larkey, Chanute, and Valva Pearman,
McPherson; two grandchildren and one great-grandson. (Unknown
Newspaper ~ Submitted by FOFG)
THOMPSON, MILLICENT A.
--- Millicent A. Thompson, 78, Bronson, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 1990, at
the Marmaton Valley Home, Uniontown. The daughter of Edwin Monroe
and Sarah Ethel Bales Sutterby, she was born Aug. 14, 1912 at
Mapleton. On March 24, 1934 she married Kenneth Glenn Thompson at
Fort Scott. He preceded her in death on May 21, 1988. She
was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, LaVerne, Bronson; a
brother, George Sutterby, Blue Mound; two sisters, Marianna Smith, Blue
Mound, and Ruth Ridge, Humboldt; a grandson and a
great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two brothers.
Graveside service is 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bronson Cemetery, Pastor
Chub Bolling officiating. Kunkel Funeral Chapel of Moran is in
charge of arrangements. (Unknown Newspaper ~ Submitted by FOFG)
UTTINGER, CLIFFORD L.
SCOTT --- Clifford Loyd Uttinger, 79, of Fort Scott, died Tuesday in
Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday
at the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, with the Revs. Kevin Moyers and
Charles Clinkenbeard officiating. Burial will be in Memory
Gardens Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Red
Cross, and may be mailed to the Cheney Witt Funeral Home, 201 S. Main.
Mr. Uttinger was born Jan. 9, 1911, in Fort Scott, the son of
Andrew and Eva (Gardner) Uttinger. On Nov. 3, 1934, he married
Alberta Pryor in Nevada, Mo. He was a retired plumber. Mr.
Uttinger is survived by a daughter, Charlene Wallace, of Fort Scott; a
son, Kenneth Uttinger, of Independence; two brothers, Claud Uttinger,
of Fort Scott, and Elzie Uttinger, of Kansas City, Kan.; three sisters,
Mary Briley and Flossie Watson, both of Kansas City, Kan., and Dora
Godsey, of Garland; and seven grandchildren. (Unknown Newspaper ~
Date of Death: Aug. 14, 1990 ~ Submitted by FOFG)
Villamaria, 83, Pittsburg, died at 1:44 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 1998,
at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., after a six-month
illness. Mr. Villamaria was born March 17, 1914, at Carona, the
son of Eugene and Saveria Florie Villamaria. He attended schools
at Carona and Columbus. He married Helen Lanning Bigando on Feb.
28, 1947, at Oswego. She died Aug. 2, 1984. He was a
veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army during the Pacific
Theater. He served with the 25th Division Jungle Fighters that
landed at Guadalcanal. He returned to the states in 1943 and was
assigned to a POW camp with the military police to guard prisoners.
He worked for the Cherokee Flour and Feed Co., the coal mines on
West Quincy for the Wilberts and 1941 began working for the Missouri
Pacific Railroad, where he worked for 33 years. He retired in
1974. He was a member of the First Christian Church, the Disabled
American Veterans, the American Legion Post No. 64, the Brotherhood of
Maintenance of Railway Employees for more than 50 years, the Heart of
the Railroad Club and the American Association of Retired Persons.
Survivors include a daughter, Carol Burney of Kansas City, Mo.; a
step-son, Bob Bigando of Scammon; a step-daughter, Nancy Bigando of
Kansas City; a sister, Elizabeth Gannaway of St. Paul; a grandson;
three step-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and a friend, Doris
Dial of Pittsburg, who helped provide for his care. He was
preceded in death by a brother, Frank Villamaria; and four sisters,
Loretta Maurizzi, Mary Sandburg, Emma Villamaria and Amelia Villamaria.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Brenner Mortuary,
Pittsburg, with the Rev. Geoff Moran officiating. Flag-folding
services will be conducted by the Benjamin A. Fuller Post No. 64
Pittsburg American Legion after the services. The family will
receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary. Following
the services the body will be cremated, and burial of the cremains will
be at National Cemetery No. 1, Fort Scott, at a later date.
Contributions may be made to the First Christian Church Memorial
Fund, in care of the mortuary. (Unknown Newspaper ~ Submitted by