Obituary Of Nora Jean O’Dell

Nora Jean O’Dell, aged 94, wife of Merlin O’Dell, born March 27, 1924, the fifth of six children of Roy and Ruth McKinnis, of Uniontown, Kansas, died late Saturday morning, April 21, 2018. 
 She was lovingly lifted to the waiting arms of her Savior by children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, a sister-in-law, neighbors, friends, church members, her pastor, the members of Mercy Hospice, and the dedicated and empathetic staff of Guest Home Estates. 
The following were beneficiaries of her mothering:  Jerry and Mike Smith formerly of Uniontown, Kansas, Regina and Tom Woodworth of Iola, Kansas, John and Roberta O’Dell of Fort Scott, Kansas, and Nick and Cathy O’Dell of Fort Scott, Kansas.
She was the last survivor of her six siblings and was predeceased by her parents, Roy and Ruth McKinnis, her husband, Merlin O’Dell, and a son, Mike Smith.
A service of celebration conducted by Pastor Marty DeWitt assisted by Hospice Chaplin Melissa George will be held at the Uniontown Baptist church at 2 o’clock on Sunday, April 29th.
  In place of flowers, any memorials are suggested to Mercy Hospice and may be left in the care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

Come For An Interview Today Until 2 p.m.

Job seekers may talk to individual employers during the job fair going on until 2 p.m. today.

The Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce Job Fair is continuing until 2 p.m. today at the Ellis Fine Arts Center at Fort Scott Community College.

Fifteen area employers will many jobs to fill are available to talk to possible employees. There are full and part-time positions available.

A Phi Theta Kappa representative is available to help with resumes, interview skills, and social media usage to secure a job.
Potential employees filling out application forms for the jobs available today at the job fair.
Applications can be picked up, filled out and returned to 15 employers today at the job fair at Fort Scott Community College, until 2 p.m.
Susie Arvidson is the Phi Theta Kappa sponsor at FSCC. She is available today until 2 p.m. to help with interviewing skills, resume preparation and other skills needed to secure a job. Arvidson is the library director at FSCC and can help people during the library hours  8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Potential employees talk with Niece Equipment representatives during today’s job fair at FSCC.

Obituary of EARL V. “VIC” JADLOW, JR.

Vic Jadlow left Earth for his heavenly home on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

He was born in Nevada, MO, on October 30, 1940, to Earl and Marge Jadlow. He graduated high school in Ft. Scott, KS, with the class of 1958. He married Sally Margaret Freeman in June of 1962 in Ft. Scott.

Vic owned and operated Jadlow Dental Laboratory in Prairie Village, KS, for 47 years. His favorite pastimes included farming as well as acquiring and restoring antique tractors. He was active in many area tractor organizations including the Midwest Ford Fordson Collectors Association.

Survivors include Sally, his wife of nearly 56 years; and four children, Jennifer Karr, Trey Jadlow, Sara Nissen and husband Scott, and Joshua Jadlow. Grandchildren include Jordan Karr and wife MacKinzie, Brooke Karr, Gunnar Karr, Victor Jadlow IV, Louis Jadlow, Keilah Jadlow, Kristen Jadlow, Katarina Jadlow, Tony Jadlow, Kate Nissen, Sam Nissen, Abe Nissen, Caroline Nissen, and Clare Nissen. Also, surviving is one brother, Tom Jadlow and wife Mary Lynne of Salina, KS; and one sister, Karen Smith and husband Doug of Pleasanton, KS.

Services will be held at Colonial Presbyterian Church, 137th, and Rosehill, Overland Park, KS, on Friday, April 27, 2018.

Visitation will be at 9:30 AM with services following at 10:30 AM. Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Nevada, MO, following lunch at the church. The family requests no flowers and suggests contributions to either Colonial Presbyterian Church or Kansas City Hospice which may be left in the care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at