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Obituary Of Raymond Tourtillott


Raymond Lee Tourtillott, age 77, a resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Monday, February 26, 2018, at his home. He was born August 5, 1940, in Panama, MO, the son of Denver and Willa Weddle Tourtillott. He graduated from Metz High School.

He married Zeta Adams in 1962. They later divorced.

He married Edna Mae Sharp in 1983. She preceded him in death in April 2017. In his earlier years, he farmed and raised cattle. He then worked for Mercy Hospital and retired in 2002 after 30 years of service. He was a member of Community Christian Church and the 55 Plus church group. He enjoyed gardening, camping, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Raymond is survived by his sons, Mike Tourtillott and wife Sandra, Las Cruces, NM, and Joe Tourtillott and wife Becky, Ft. Scott; two step-sons, Richard Sharp and wife Jennifer, Olathe, KS, and David Sharp and wife Michelle, Ft. Scott; a stepdaughter, Sherry Culp, Ft. Scott; a sister, Pat Dallefeld, Galesburg, IL; a brother, Jewell Tourtillott and wife Phyllis, Rich Hill, MO; a sister-in-law, Madelyn Tourtillott, Nevada. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Elroy, Everett and Ralph Tourtillott; sisters Irene Negley and Peggy Westerhold; and a great grandson, Gavin Sharp.

Rev. Tim Woodring and Rev. Kevin Moyers will conduct funeral services at 10:00 AM Thursday, March 1, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 9:00 AM Thursday until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Mercy Hospice and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.

Obituary Of Helen Dold Niemier

Helen Dold Niemeir, age 95, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, made her way home to heaven on Sunday, February 25, 2018.  She was born March 3, 1922, in Sheldon, Missouri, the daughter of Jules Keith Sawyer and Josephine Welker Sawyer.  Helen grew up in Parsons, Kansas and attended schools there graduating from Parsons High School with the Class of 1940.  She then completed a course of study at Labette Community College. 
In April of 1943, she married Howard H. Dold at a church in Dennis, Kansas, prior to his deployment to Europe with the US Army Combat Engineers.  While living in Lawrence, Kansas, after the war where Howard attended pharmacy school, a son was born to this union, Gaylord L. Dold.  Wichita then became home for nearly thirty years.  Howard died in May of 1975. 
In 1980, Helen was introduced by a friend to her friend’s brother, Glen Niemeir, who had also lost his spouse.  Glen and Helen hit it off and were married on June 1, 1980, at which time Helen retired from her position with Santa Fe Trail Transport in Wichita and moved with her groom to his farm on the Kansas/Missouri state line northeast of Ft. Scott.  Helen was a long-time member of the West Liberty United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star (first in Fulton and then Ft. Scott). 
She loved to travel with her husband, Glen and their family in their Airstream travel trailer with the Wally Bryam Caravan Club throughout the US and Canada, traveling over the years to many of the lower forty-eight states and also Alaska. 
Helen is survived by her step-children; Glenda Lalman (Bill), Carol Ruble (Dan), Doug Niemeir (Diana), all of Ft. Scott and Gilbert Niemeir (Linda), of Camden, Arkansas.  She is also survived by ten step-grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her two brothers, her husband Howard Dold in 1975, her husband, Glen Niemeir in 2010 and her son, Gaylord in January of 2018. 
Pastor Tom Mullins and Rhonda Headley will conduct funeral services at 10:00 A.M. Friday, March 2 at the Cheney Witt Chapel.  Burial will follow in the U. S. National Cemetery. 
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Thursday at the Cheney Witt Chapel.  Memorials are suggested to Mercy Hospice or West Liberty United Methodist Church 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 cheneywitt.com.

Grand Opening For Quality Mechanics & Sound March 1

The Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce, 231 E. Wall.

The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce announces a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of Quality Mechanics & Sound, LLC. – Opening at 501 S. National.

Quality Mechanics & Sound, owned by Lisa Thurston, Alan Ornstein, and Erin Thurston will offer a variety of services such as vehicle repair and maintenance, installation of car audio systems, keyless entry, remote start, and auto detailing.

Their business also includes Midwest Interlock, ignition interlock, and home monitoring services.

All Chamber members and their guests are encouraged to attend.

The event will take place on Thursday, March 1 from 12 pm to 2 pm with the ribbon cutting starting at 12:15 pm.

Attendees will be invited to stay following the ceremony for a cookout and drawings and to learn more about the business and the services they to offer.

 

Obituary of Joe Dean Hull

Joe Dean Hull, age 73, a resident of Ft. Scott, died Saturday, February 24, 2018, at his home following a lengthy illness.

He was born on October 5, 1944, in Ft. Scott, KS, the son of James Isaac Hull and Ruby Terrill Hull.

He married Myrtle Gaston on June 15, 1965, in Nevada, MO.

In his younger years he worked for Lawson’s Radiator and Judy’s Iron and Metal in Belltown, then a short time with Bruce Marble and Granite. He then began his career with Peerless Products, retiring after 47 years. He also owned and operated Joe’s Storm Door and Window for several years. Joe enjoyed raising cattle, each with their own name, and going to the sale barn.

He liked to hunt, fish, and camp, purchasing a camper recently. He bowled, and roller skated quite well. He loved spending time with his family. He taught each of the grandsons how to roller skate, much to their amazement. He found time to get one-on-one with each grandchild, teaching life lessons along the way.

Joe was a friend who never met a stranger. He was associated with the Lighthouse Tabernacle, Pittsburg, KS.

Survivors include his wife Myrtle of the home; a son Joe Hull, Jr. and wife Lisa, St. Louis, MO; a daughter, Debbie Moyer and husband Doug, Nevada, MO; five brothers, Robert Hull and wife Violet, Charles Hull and wife Leta, Earl Hull, Harold Hull and wife Naomi, and Leland Hull and wife Barbara, all of Ft. Scott; a sister, Beulah Adkins and husband Bob, Independence, MO; seven grandchildren, Joey and Beth, Joshua and wife Heather, Jacob and Kelley, Seth, Aaron and Jennifer, Curtis and Emily, and Berkley; five bonus grandchildren, Jordan and Dillon, Mikelah and Tristan, Charli, Tara and husband Nathan, and Chad and wife Tiffany; seven great grandchildren, Zoey, Carlee, Bentley, Carson, Curtis, Raylan, Violet Joe, and Kai on the way; eight bonus great grandchildren, Deklyn, Kaelin, Kinley, Bayler, Brooklyn, Chase, Brooklynn, and Ketrick; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Hull and Liz Mills; and his parents.

Pastor Daryl Gaddy will conduct funeral services at 1:00 PM Thursday, March 1, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 Wednesday evening at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to Mercy Hospice and may be left in the care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.

Obituary Of Madge Marie Cox

Madge Carrie Cox, age 70, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Friday, February 23, 2018, at the Mercy Hospital in Ft. Scott. 
She was born February 6, 1948, in Kansas City, Kansas, the daughter of Bill DeCoudres and Ruby Thompson DeCoudres.  Madge graduated from the Ft. Scott High School with the Class of 1966.  She married Douglas Cox on June 17, 1967, at the First Church of the Nazarene in Ft. Scott. 
She had been employed by Comstock Lumber Company until it closed.  She later began working for Ft. Scott Lumber Company from the time the company started until the time of her death.  She had been active with women’s ministries at the church and enjoyed organizing and decorating for parties and special events. 
Survivors include her husband, Doug, of the home; a son, Travis Cox and wife, Alisha, of Tahoma, Wisconsin; a daughter, Rachel French and husband, Daniel, of Ft. Scott; a daughter-in-law, Beth Cox of Independence, Missouri; eleven grandchildren, Rebekah LaBlu and husband, Richard, Micha, Miriam, Ruth, Esther Sarah, Adina, Mariah Cox, Jason Cox and Grace and Sophia French; and two great-grandsons, Brian and Andrew LaBlu.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Brad Cox.
Private funeral services will be held Monday at the Cheney Witt Chapel.  Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to Care to Share 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 cheneywitt.com.
 

Obituary Of Gerald “Nate” Beaman

Gerald O. “Nate” Beaman, 93, passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at A Country Place Senior Living in Fort Scott.

He was born August 7, 1924, in Uniontown, Kansas, the son of Ray and Ruth (Turner) Beaman. He married Mary Kathryn “Kay” Henson on January 11, 1947, in Fort Scott, Kansas, while attending Fort Scott Junior College, and they recently celebrated their 71st Wedding Anniversary, January of 2018.

Nate was a Hall of Fame Athlete, both at Fort Scott Junior College and Pittsburg State University, and he played semi-pro baseball as a catcher and outfielder after serving in the US Navy, a WWII Veteran. He was a coach, math teacher, and High School Principal for thirty years in Imperial Valley, California. When he retired, he and Kay moved back to the farm where he was born in Uniontown, Kansas.

He is survived by his wife Kay; four children, Jan Beaman, Curt Beaman, both of Uniontown, Kansas, Michael Beaman of Riverside, California, and Ty Beaman, of San Diego, California; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Ina Nicolini, Ethel Olsen, Lula Shull; and two brothers, Harold Beaman, and Curtis Beaman.

Rev. Connie McKee will conduct graveside services, 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 26, 2018, at the Uniontown Cemetery under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon February 25, 2018, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Harry Hynes Hospice and left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, PO Box 309, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at konantz-cheney.com.