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Obituary Of Kenneth Charles Corbin

Kenneth Charles Corbin, Sr., 96, of Louisville, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2017.

He was born September 7, 1921, in Fort Scott, Kansas to the late Kenneth Howard and Florence Louise Richards Corbin.

He was a World War II veteran of the US Coast Guard, where he was a Boatswain’s Mate.

He was a retired police officer, and Maintenance Director with Spring Meadows Children’s Home. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, and the Coast Guard Combat Veterans Association, KY Historical Society, KY Colonel, a charter member of the Greatest Generation of Veterans, and he was very proud of his 30th anniversary of the Corbin Research.

He is survived by his daughter, Donna Corbin Cain of Tampa, FL, and a host of wonderful longtime friends, and his beloved “sidekick” Baby. Ken was preceded in death by his parents, his son Kenneth C. Corbin JR, and his wife Geraldine “Jerry” Corbin.

Services to celebrate Ken’s life will be held Saturday, at 5 pm at Arch L. Heady & Son Westport Village, 7410 Westport Road, with a visitation before services from 2:00-5:00 pm on Saturday.

Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 12, 2018, at the US National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Kansas, under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. Military Honors at the cemetery will be conducted by the Olson-Frary-Burkhart Post 1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Detail. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at

Chamber Annual Dinner March 15


Submitted By Vonnie Rickerson Phone: (620) 223-3566 Email:

FORT SCOTT – The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding the 2018 Annual Dinner & Awards Celebration Thursday, March 15st at Liberty Theatre.

The evening themed “Road Trip” will bring together members and guests to recognize businesses, organizations, and individuals who contribute greatly in different ways to benefit Fort Scott and Bourbon County.

Marci Penner of the Kansas Sampler Foundation will be the featured guest speaker along with WenDee Rowe. Marci has authored two books featuring all things to do and see in Kansas including the “8 Wonders of Kansas! Guidebook” and the “Kansas Guidebook 2 for Explorers”, which was co-authored by Marci and WenDee. The Kansas Sampler Foundation encompasses programs such as the Kansas Explorers Club, “Rural Kansas: Come and Get It!”, and The Big Kansas Road Trip. More information about Marci, WenDee, and the foundation may be found online at

The Annual Dinner event will start with a social hour and silent auction at 5:30 pm, followed by dinner, awards and live auction at 6:30 pm. Reservations are $30 for individuals, and table pricing is available. Those wanting to attend may contact the Chamber at 620-223-3566 or email with your choice of beef tips or walnut chicken entrée by noon on Monday, March 12th.

Obituary Of Ella Judy

Ella Judy, age 87, a resident of rural Ft. Scott, Kansas, went to her heavenly home Thursday, March 8, 2018.

She was born March 14, 1930, in Oklahoma, the daughter of Rev. W. L. Gates and Donna Hurley Gates. She married Elmer Judy, Jr. on April 15, 1949, at Ft. Scott.

In earlier years, Ella worked at Ahren’s Produce and for Key Industries. She later served as bookkeeper for the family business, Judy’s Iron & Metal. Above all, Ella was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed sewing and used her talents to make clothing for her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed crafts of all kinds especially ceramics and stained glass.

Ella was blessed with the gift of hospitality. Her home was always open to entertain youth groups, pastors, and her many friends. She faithfully attended the Parkway Church of God (Holiness).

Survivors include her husband, Elmer, of the home; a son, Mike Judy and wife, Carma, of Orange, Texas and two daughters, Gwen Chance and husband, Terry and Jan Beltram and husband, Larry, all of Ft. Scott; four grandchildren, Brent Chance and wife, Angela, of Harrisonville, Missouri, Brandon Beltram and wife, Amber, of Wichita, Kansas, Lynden Judy and wife, Katie, of Omaha, Arkansas and Kristi Beltram and fiancé, Justin Harbit, of Ft. Scott; and nine great-grandchildren, Alec, Nate, Kole and Alena Chance, Mikah and Emma Beltram and Tally, Claire and Jhett Judy. Also surviving are two brothers, Bill Gates, of Pittsburg, Kansas and Don Gates of Kodiak, Alaska and a sister, Frances Wise, of Wichita. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Leslie Judy, a grandson, Dustin Chance, a brother, James Gates and two sisters, Ida Durkee and Ethelene Richardson.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Monday, March 12th at the Parkway Church of God (Holiness). Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Sunday evening at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to Ft. Scott Christian Heights 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