Category Archives: Obituary

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 cheneywitt.com.

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 cheneywitt.com.

Obituary Of Ronald Button

Ronald “Ronnie” Button, age 80, a resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Friday, April 20, 2018, at his home.

He was born June 2, 1937, in Ft. Scott, the son of Merle and Mable Dunham Button.

He married Betty Jean Kutina on January 17, 1955, in Ft. Scott. Ronnie jointly owned and operated Button’s Salvage Yard for over 30 years. He also worked at Wal-Mart for 10 years. He could always be located by listening for his whistle.

In their younger years, Ronnie and Betty like to bowl. He collected antiques and pictures of people and places in Ft. Scott and Belltown. He also liked to visit the casinos. He loved spending time with family, especially the grandkids who called him “Poppy”.

Survivors include his wife Betty of the home; three children, Johnny Button of the home, Teresa Vanderpool and husband John, Uniontown, KS, and Cheryl Russell and husband Larry, Ft. Scott; seven grandchildren, Michael, Justin, and Nick Russell, Josh and Cody Vanderpool, Menda Candido, and Kayla Bunnel; eight  great- grandchildren; siblings Ralph “Pewee” Button and wife Charlotte, Ft. Scott, Merlene Button, Ft. Scott, Mary Button, Ft. Scott, Donnie Ray Button, Ft. Scott, and Judy Snow and husband Larry, Mapleton, KS; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Bobbie Button; five sisters, infant Patsy Button, Tammy Meriman, Shirley Armstrong, Bonnie Phillips and Patty Smith; granddaughter, Melissa Lynn Russell; and his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 25th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Memory Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends from1:00 until service time Wednesday prior to the service. Memorials are suggested to the Ronnie Button Memorial Fund and may be left in the care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.

Obituary Of Joan Dickson

Joan M. Dickson, age 88, a resident of Easton, Maryland., passed away on Oct. 25, 2017, at the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center in Easton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Jim” Dickson; her parents, Dr. Charles and Wilma Mosley; and her sister, Helen Louise Dix.
Joan is survived by her nephew, Steven Dix (Nancy); and her cousins, Marjorie Midili and Conrad Mowrey (Jean).
Joan worked for the U.S. government until her retirement. She loved all animals, especially cats. Two of her favorite ones, Harry and Mia, also preceded her in death, and she dearly missed them. Joan knew that animals if treated fairly, would only return love and loyalty a lesson she wished all would better learn.
Joan was a Master Gardener and was frequently consulted for her advice on gardens, flowers, trees, and grasses. If she didn’t know the answer, she would research it and quickly get back to you.
Joan fought through a number of adversities throughout her life, never complaining about any and always rising above them. Even various cancers found an especially formidable opponent in Joan. She was a strong woman. Bitterness and anger were never part of Joan’s life, rather she presented kindness, a caring way, dependability and fairness combined with an interesting sense of humor.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, April 26th at the Evergreen Cemetery in Ft Scott, Kansas.  Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.  Services are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, Kansas.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.

Obituary Of Eleanor Lucile Quick

Eleanor Lucile Quick, age 80, a resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died early Thursday, April 19, 2018, at Presbyterian Village, Ft. Scott.

She was born on May 17, 1937, in Redfield, KS, the daughter of James and Iris Wilson Endicott.

She married Dennis “Denny” Quick on January 23, 1960, in Ft. Scott. When not caring for the family at home, Lucile cleaned house for area residents for over 30 years. She loved spending time with her family. She was quite good at cooking for them, with her specialty being a chocolate sheet cake. She was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother.

Survivors include her husband Denny, Ft. Scott; two sons, Phil Quick and wife Jennifer, Ft. Scott, and Rick Quick, Ft. Scott; four grandchildren, Zach Quick, Gabe Quick, Peyton O. Quick, and Taylor Quick Brasfield; three great-grandchildren, Sidney Logan, Layne A. Quick, and Oktavea Brasfield; siblings, Alice Fink, Marilyn Ward, Irmal Hughes, James Endicott, Robert Endicott, and J.W. “Jingles” Endicott; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by siblings Lavern Harrison, Mary Lee Heathman, Carol Ybarra, Leona Kramer, and Wayne Endicott.

Dave Nickelson will conduct funeral services at 10:00 AM Tuesday, April 24th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the U. S. National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 Monday evening at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association 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 Cindy Kay Garrett

Cindy Kay Garrett, age 60, a resident of Fort Scott, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Ft. Scott.
  She was born October 26, 1957, in Quincy, Michigan, the daughter of Robert Keith Garrett, Sr. and Martha Sue Ratterree Garrett.
She attended Fort Scott schools and later managed several area businesses including the produce manager for IGA.
Cindy was a social butterfly and was always the life of the party.  She loved music and knew all the words to countless songs and also knew the bands who performed them. Along with her love for music, Cindy was also a talented dancer.  Cindy also had a love of nature and enjoyed fishing and feeding the birds.  Above all, she enjoyed spending quality time with her family especially her grandchildren. 
 
Survivors include her son, Chris Leach, of Gardner, Kansas and her daughter, Nikki Meisenheimer and husband, Grant, of Lawrence, Kansas and two grandchildren, Brycen and Flora.  Also surviving are her brother, Robert Garrett, Jr., of Sugar Creek, Missouri and two sisters, Vicki Sauerwein, of Ft. Scott and Norma Brock, of Independence, Missouri and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and Robert K. and Martha Sue Garrett.
 
Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. Monday, April 23 at the Cheney Witt Chapel.   Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to the Cindy Garrett Memorial Fund 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 Nadine “Dee” Moderhak

Nadine Louise “Dee” Moderhak, 88, of Fort Scott, passed away Wednesday morning, April 18, 2018, at the Franklin House.

She was born August 5, 1929, in Denver, Colorado, and was the adopted daughter of Harry K. and Maude Cleva (Hardin) DuVall.

She married Gordon Moderhak May 30, 1964, in Westminster, Colorado. He preceded her in death September 23, 2006.

Dee bequeathed her body to the KU School of Medicine, and she requested that there be no services.

Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at konantz-cheney.com.

Obituary of Rosella Page

Rosella Page, age 79, formerly of Ft. Scott, more recently of Towanda, KS, died Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Towanda.  Pastor Matthew Hamilton will conduct funeral services at 1:00 PM Friday, April 20th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel.  Private burial will take place in Hepler Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to the Rosella Page Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.

Obituary Of Harley Lloyd Moss

Harley Lloyd Moss was born May 19, 1927, in Prescott, Kansas to Roy Mark Moss and Elsa Landona Woods Moss and left this life for his heavenly home on April 9, 2018, at the age of 90 years, 10 months and 21 days in Fort Scott, Kansas.

He was married to Lucy Evelyn Cassidy on February 14, 1953, at the Federal Courthouse in St. Louis, Missouri. She preceded him in death on February 13, 2014, and also by a brother, Charles Lee Moss, in 1948.

He is survived by a sister, Alice Stewart, of Camp Point, Illinois, one daughter, Carol Reasoner, of Redfield, Kansas, and three sons, Lonnie Moss and his wife, Kathy, of Oronogo, Missouri, Jerry Moss and his wife, Else of Fort Scott, Kansas, and Larry Moss (Jeannie) of Miami, Oklahoma. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, Stephanie and Tim White and their sons, Titus, Quintin and Truman of Lubbock, Texas; Christine and Nathan White of Lexington, Kentucky; Daniel and Christina Moss and their son, Ethan, of Carthage, Missouri; Isaiah and Isabell Moss of Fort Scott, Kansas; Jennifer and Ashley Garlick of Florissant, Missouri, Heather Moss of Miami, Oklahoma, and Jerry Moody of Wichita, Kansas.

Harley lived in the Prescott and Pleasanton, Kansas area until he entered the Army in February 1951. He mustered out at Camp Carson, Colorado in November 1952, after having served 10 months in Korea. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal, Bronze Service Star and the United Nations Service Medal.

After their marriage, Harley and Evelyn made their home in several locations in Bourbon County, Kansas, moving to Devon, Kansas in 1970. Harley spent his life as a farmer and also worked many years as the manager of Monticello Farms.

Services are planned for Friday, April 13, at 2:00 p.m. at the Bethel Community Baptist Church, 1397 155th Street, in Fort Scott, Kansas, with graveside services and military rites to be performed at the Pleasanton Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the church at 1:00 p.m. before the service. Arrangements are entrusted to the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home in Fort Scott, Kansas. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at konantz-cheney.com.

Obituary Of John Rankin

John Wesley Rankin, age 56, a lifetime resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Monday, April 9, 2018, at his home.

He was born February 22, 1962, in Ft. Scott, the son of Marvin and Marilee Wiley Rankin. He graduated from Ft. Scott High School. John enjoyed playing computer games, collecting model cars, shooting pool, and spending time with his dog Matilda.

Surviving is his sister, Jane Rankin, Ft. Scott. He was preceded in death by his parents.

There was cremation.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 Tuesday afternoon, April 17, at the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott.

Private burial will take place in the West Liberty Cemetery. Donations are suggested to the John Rankin Memorial Fund and may be left in the care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.

Obituary Of Harold Cagle

Harold G. Cagle, age 77, a resident of rural Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Monday, April 9, 2018, at his home.
He was born June 6, 1940, in Stidham, Oklahoma, the son of Charles Cagle and Alicia Davis Cagle.  Harold served in the United States Army from 1957 to 1959.
He married Debra Newton on July 8, 1977, at Enid, Oklahoma.
In earlier years, Harold worked as a truck driver.  He later owned and operated the Gold Nugget which later became the Fifth Wheel for many years.  Harold enjoyed fishing, playing pool and playing cards.  He was also an avid Elvis fan.
 
Survivors include his wife, Debbie, of the home; seven children, Alicia Cagle, Debbie Cagle and Teresa Guzman, all of California; Chris Holt, of Ft. Scott, Natacha Dial, and husband, Bruce, of Halltown, Missouri, Harold Lee Cagle, of Ft. Scott and Jodi Cagle-Kirby, and husband, Terry, of Uniontown, Kansas.  Also surviving are several grandchildren including Charles Anthony Lee Cagel, Joseph Aaron Cagle, Aubri Ann Cagle, Jadien Holt and Lillian Holt who make there home with Harold and Debbie, as well as several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Cagle and his mother, Alicia Trexler.
 
There was cremation.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 12:30 P.M. Friday, April 13
at the U.S. National Cemetery.  Military Honors will be provided by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post #1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Friends and family will meet at the cemetery.
 

The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 5 to 7 P.M. at the Cheney Witt Chapel.  Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association 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 For Jeannie Kay Speer

Jeannie Kay Speer, age 46, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Monday, April 2, 2018, at the Mercy Hospital Emergency Room in Ft. Scott.

She was born August 5, 1971, in Ft. Scott, the daughter of Harley Anderson and Rhonda Mitchell Anderson. She married Johnny Speer, Jr on September 7, 1995, at Ft. Scott. Jeannie was a devoted wife and mother who loved her family dearly.

Survivors include her husband, Johnny, of the home and two sons, Ryan Speer and Dustin Speer, both of Ft. Scott. Also surviving is her mother, Rhonda Anderson, of Ft. Scott; a brother, James Anderson and Eva, of Ft. Scott and a sister, Tracy Anderson, of Yates Center, Kansas; her grandfather, Troy Mitchell of Pleasanton, Kansas and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews as well as her in-laws, John and Pam Speer, of Redfield, Kansas and Jonathan Field, of Ft. Scott.

She was preceded in death by her father, Harley Anderson; nephew, William Pulliam; great-nephew, Andrew Aerts and her mother-in-law, Judy Field.

Rev. Mark Demas will conduct funeral services at 11:30 A.M. Thursday, April 5th at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Burial will follow in the U. S. National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 pm Wednesday at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Jeannie Speer Memorial Fund and may be left in the care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.