Category Archives: Obituary

Obituary Of Lois Irene Lamb

Lois Irene Lamb, age 86, a resident of rural Bronson, Kansas, passed away early Sunday, June 17, 2018, at the Mercy Hospital in Ft. Scott, Kansas.

She was born March 10, 1932, in Bronson, the daughter of William Harold “Peanut” Rogers and Claribel Petri Stewart Rogers. She graduated from the Bronson High School. Lois married Robert R. Lamb on October 15, 1950, at her family’s home in Bronson. Together, Bob and Lois operated their own dairy farm for many years. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and making rugs as well as cooking and taking care of her cats. She was a member of the Baptist Church of Moran.

Survivors include her husband, Bob, of the home; and two sons, R. W. Lamb, of Bronson and Michael Ray Lamb of Pittsburg and two grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Clara Jean Karst of Warsaw, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Ruth Kibble.

Pastor Michael Miller and Pastor Mark Davis will conduct funeral services at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, June 21st at the Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel.

Following services, there will be cremation and a private family burial will take place at a later date at the Battlefield Cemetery south of Pleasanton, Kansas.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday at the Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to the Bronson Baptist Church and may be left in the care of the Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel, P.O. Box 93, Bronson, Kansas 66716. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.

Obituary Of Kathryn Aldis

Kathryn Louise Aldis, a former resident of Fort Scott died Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Mission, KS.
She was born April 17, 1923, the daughter of Winfield Scott Martin and Louise Kathryn (Gimple) Martin on a farm near Pratt, KS.  Growing up she was an active 4-H member, winning a blue ribbon on her oatmeal-raisin cookies at the State Fair in Hutchinson, KS.  She graduated from Pratt High School in 1941, and from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 1945 as a registered nurse.
She married William Aldis, February 16, 1944, in Kansas City, MO.  They celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary 2 months before Dr. William’s death, April 17, 2010.
      
Kathryn and William raised two sons, Stephen Aldis and James Aldis, and she enjoyed all their sports and debate activities.  She maintained an active role in the lives of her children by serving as room mother and scout leader for both of her boys.  Kathryn was a dedicated, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother whose family was her priority.  She unconditionally loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and it gave her great joy to spend time with them.  Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of her life, and being an active and involved grandmother and great-grandmother gave her the greatest happiness in her life. 
Kathryn and William loved to travel. They had the opportunity to travel around the world.  They were able to visit Hawaii, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Nepal, France, Italy, and England.  In 1971, Kathryn and her husband Dr. William volunteered 2 months of service in Vietnam caring for the civilian population.
 
Kathryn was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Fort Scott and the Miriam Circle. Kathryn was a member of PEO, Chapter FU for over 50 years and was a past president.  She was co-chairman of Mercy Hospital Auxiliary Social Committee for many years.  She was a member of Pierian Beta Club.  She loved traveling, cooking and gardening.  Her flowers were always a delight to see on the corner of 12th and Crawford Street.
After Dr. William’s retirement, they enjoyed traveling with their camper across the country, often accompanied by their grandchildren.  Kathryn and her husband enjoyed playing cards and participating in potlucks with longtime friends. 
Survivors include her granddaughter Anne Williams and great-granddaughter Brooke Williams of Phoenix, AZ, her grandson Ryan Aldis and his wife Amanda Aldis and great-grandchildren, Nora, Asher and Corbin Aldis of Fairway, KS, her daughter-in-law Katie Aldis of Denton, TX, and grandson Keith Aldis of Dallas, TX.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. William Aldis, sons Stephen Aldis and James Aldis, and four brothers Elmore Martin, Roy Martin, Merle Martin and Claude Martin. 
Pastor Andrew Conard will conduct funeral services at 1:30 pm on Saturday, June 23, 2018, in the Cheney Witt Chapel in Fort Scott, KS
Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 until service time at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Fort Scott Community College – Kathryn and William Aldis Scholarship Fund or to the First United Methodist Church of Fort Scott and may be sent to Cheney Witt, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, KS 66701.

Obituary for Fredrick F. Hutchison

Fredrick F.  Hutchison

Fredrick F. Hutchison, age 82, a resident of Fort Scott, KS, died Thursday, June 14, 2018, at Mercy Hospital.

He was born June 13, 1936, in Sheldon, MO, the son of Fred and Leota Withrow Hutchison. He graduated from Ft. Scott High School with the class of 1954. He then attended Ft. Scott Junior College before entering the Navy in 1955. Fred served our country proudly for 30 years in the Navy before retiring. He then worked for the Navy as a civilian for another 10 years. He returned to Ft. Scott for the last 20 years, to the hometown he loved. He was an outdoorsmen and professional bass fisherman.

Survivors include two daughters, Marilyn Machelle Greene, Austin, TX, and Mindi Yvonne Elam and husband Dale, Tuscaloosa, AL; two brothers, Donald “Butch” Hutchison and wife Karen, Ft. Scott, and Denny Hutchison, Cody, WY; a sister, Kay Arnold, Ft. Scott; 9 grandchildren, Alexandria Floyd, Colleen Redding, Katlin Greene, Charlotte J. Hutchison, Travis Hines, Ashley Arner, Raschelle Boeve, Madison Johnson, and Dalton Estes; 8 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Frances Hutchison; son Fredrick Andrew Hutchison; and daughter Tracy C. Craig.

Hospice Chaplain Jeff Owen will conduct funeral services at 10:00 AM Monday, June 18th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel.
Burial will follow in the U. S. National Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post #1165 V.F.W. Memorials are suggested to the V.F.W. Post #1165, 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 Susan O’Bryan

Susan E. O’Bryan, age 75, a resident of Uniontown, KS, died Monday, June 11, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott.

She was born July 17, 1942, in Hiawatha, Kansas the daughter of Forest Lydick and wife Mary Beth.  Susan graduated from Hiawatha High School. She received a degree in Home Economics from Kansas State University and went on to receive an English undergraduate and graduate degree from Pittsburg State University.  Susan’s passion was to teach English and shared it with students in the Frontenac, Uniontown, Mound City, and Fort Scott school districts.  Her hobbies included; accomplished seamstress and quilter, UTV trail riding, traveling, reading, outdoor activities, list making and watching hummingbirds from her front porch.  Susan loved spending time with her grandchildren.

 

Survivors include her three children; Tom O’Bryan and wife Debra, Ann O’Bryan and spouse Todd May, Tim O’Bryan and wife Dianne.  Also surviving are five grandchildren; Lauren, Jake, Kate, Jenna, and Ben. She was preceded in death by her husband Mike O’Bryan and parents.

 

There was cremation. Private family burial will take place in the Uniontown Cemetery.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled from 1:00 – 4:00 pm on July 14 at the Empress Event Center in Fort Scott.  Light hors-d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.  Memorials are suggested to the Mercy Cancer Center 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 Susan O’Bryan

Susan E. O’Bryan, age 75, resident of Uniontown, KS, died Monday, June 11, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott.

  There was cremation.

  Private family burial will take place in the Uniontown Cemetery. 

The family will announce a Celebration of Life Service at a later date.  Memorials are suggested to the Mercy Cancer Center and may be left in 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 for Wilda June Falls

Wilda June Falls

Wilda June Falls, age 88, a resident of Pittsburg, KS, died early Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at Medicalodge of Pittsburg.

She was born on June 19, 1929, in Mound City, MO, the daughter of Samuel and Martha Wherli Taylor.

She married Louis H. Wessley in August of 1947, in Kansas City, MO. They later divorced. She married Clifford J. Falls in 1985 in Garnett, KS. He preceded her in death in 2014.

Wilda worked for the Burnige Oxygen Supply Co. in Kansas City for many years. She later opened Blooming Balloons by Wilda after moving back to Garnett. She enjoyed playing bingo and visiting the Casinos. She was an animal person and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She thought of others before herself. The family wishes to thank the staff of Medicalodge of Pittsburg for Wilda’s wonderful care.

Survivors include two daughters, Patty Lewis and husband Jerry, Arma, KS, and Jeanie Thomas and husband Joe, Grain Valley, MO; 3 grandchildren, Zach Howard, Jeffery Carpenter, and Joseph Thomas, Jr.; 9 great-grandchildren, Bryer Carpenter, Samuel Carpenter, Valeria Brady, Jerry Lewis, Jr., Alexus Howard, Dylan Howard, Isabella Howard, Jaimie Brady, and Casey Lopez; and 1 great-great-grandchild, Roanin Carpenter; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband Clifford, she was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Taylor; and her parents.

Rev. Randy Woods will conduct funeral services at 11:00 AM Friday, June 8th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Burial will follow in the Old Arcadia Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to SEK Humane Society and may be left in the are 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 For Linda Lee

Linda L. Lee, age 72, a resident of rural Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018, at her home.

She was born November 20, 1945, in Miami, Oklahoma, the daughter of Chester Lee Barrett and Claudia Elrita Miller Barrett. Linda grew up near Bluejacket, Oklahoma. She graduated from Miami High School and Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College also at Miami. For a time, she worked at the First National Bank of Miami.

She married William Keith “Bill” Lee on June 1, 1976, at the Miami Church of God (Holiness). Bill and Linda lived in Miami and later moved to rural Joplin, Missouri. While in Joplin Linda worked as the lunch lady for College Heights Christian School. In 1996, the Lee family moved to Ft. Scott, Kansas, where Linda worked at the Ward-Kraft Daycare and later as a receptionist for Shepherd Team Auto Plaza. Linda was a woman of faith who was devoted to her God and her family. She faithfully attended Parkway Church of God (Holiness).

Survivors include her husband, Bill, of the home; her three children, Lora Greenwood and husband, Travis, of Owasso, Oklahoma, Matthew Lee and wife, Jill, of Overland Park, Kansas and Valerie Biswell and husband, Curtis, of Merriam, Kansas and grandchildren, Preston, Reagan, Logan, Gavin and Peyton Greenwood and Loralei, Quincy and Jameson Biswell with grandson, Jake Lee due at the end of June. Also surviving are several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents Lee and Claudia Barrett.

Rev. Eric Going assisted by Rev. Matthew Lee will conduct funeral services at 11:30 A.M. Wednesday, June 6th at the Parkway Church of God (Holiness).

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

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Tuesday at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to Ft. Scott Christian Heights or Kansas Christian College and may be left in 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 Linda Hurd Riley

Linda June Hurd Riley

Linda June Hurd Riley, age 75, a resident of rural Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away early Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at the Mercy Hospital in Ft. Scott.

She was born September 5, 1942, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Grant Wesley Wiggans and Osa Lavetta Morrow Wiggans.

Linda first married Willis L. Hurd on September 27, 1958, at Fort Scott. He preceded her in death on December 14, 2011.

Following his death, Linda married Richard Riley on April 6, 2013. Linda and Richard enjoyed six years of marriage.

In earlier years, Linda had worked in the cafeteria of both the Junior and Senior High Schools. She later retired from Smico-Norvell after many years of employment. Linda and Richard attended both the Fort Scott Church of the Nazarene and Diamond Community Church.

Linda enjoyed the fun times spent with her family and friends. She enjoyed nature and liked to spend time outdoors.

Survivors include her husband, Richard, of the home; three grandchildren, Ryan Robison, Charles Robison and Jayden Robison, all of Ft. Scott and a great-granddaughter, Elena Robison. Also surviving are her step-children, Christine Bosley and husband, Gary, of Ft. Scott, Belinda Yockey, of Joplin, Missouri, Nathan Riley of Newark, Ohio and Carol Johnson and husband, Mike, of Lawrence, Kansas; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren, a sister, Nancy Kelly, of Springfield, Missouri and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her first husband, Willis, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Gibbs, a son, Charles “Chuck” Hurd, a great-grandson, Benjamin Robison; four brothers, Earl, Virgil, Don and Robert Wiggans and two sisters, Helen Lunday and Lois Wiggans.

Linda’s niece, Lavetta Simmons, will conduct graveside services at 11:00 A.M. Monday, June 4th at the Clarksburg Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Monday from 10:00 A.M. until leaving for the cemetery at the Cheney Witt Chapel. 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 For Douglas Duane Bower

Douglas Duane Bower

Douglas Duane “Big Doug” Bower, age 47, a resident of rural Deerfield, Missouri, left this earth for a better place on the other side, Saturday, May 26, 2018, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.

He was born November 5, 1970, in Ft. Scott, Kansas, the son of John Henry Bower and Amelia Elizabeth Jones Bower. Doug graduated from Nevada High School. He had been employed by Ward-Kraft and later for the Deerfield Conoco Station. Doug enjoyed nature. He liked hiking and camping and spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his parents, John and Amelia Bower, of Deerfield; a sister, Jill Love and husband, Ron, of Deerfield; three brothers, Rick Jones, of Ft. Scott, Jason Bower and wife, Thabena, of Deerfield, and Tony Bower of Clarksville, Tennessee. Also surviving are nieces, Jessica Bower, of Fresno, California, Rebecca Bower, of Clarksville, Tennessee, Alyson Love, of Deerfield, Micala and Preslee Bower, also of Deerfield, Kendria Brown and husband, Jerome, of Norcross, Georgia and Haley Jones of Ft. Scott; and nephews, Josh Jones and wife, Karen, of Ft. Scott, Dustin Jones and wife, Tabitha of Jacksonville, Florida and Quentin, Gavin and Evan Love of Deerfield; six great-nieces, four great-nephews and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Also surviving are his beloved dogs, Dapper Dan and Pete who were like his children.

Following cremation, the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Thursday at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Private burial will follow at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to Lee’s Paws & Claws and may be left in 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 Alice Ramsey

Alice B. Ramsey, 86, formerly of Uniontown, KS, passed away May 26, 2018, at Country Place Living in Fort Scott, KS.

She was born March 7, 1932, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Glen and Grace (Konantz) Griffith of Uniontown.

Alice married Ed L. Ramsey in Uniontown, May 26, 1951. After 2 years in the US Air Force, they made their home on a farm north of Uniontown. He preceded her in death Feb 28, 2001.

She began part time employment at the Farmer’s Coop in Uniontown in the late 60’s. In 1971 she started working for Union State Bank and retired in March 1997, after 26 years.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Uniontown, serving as treasurer many of those years. After moving to Fort Scott, she transferred her membership to the First United Methodist Church.  Alice loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, serving Him daily.

She enjoyed playing cards with her Uniontown friends and attending sports activities to watch her grandchildren play. Alice served with the Ladies Auxiliary of Mercy Hospital.

Surviving are her four children, Gayle and husband Jim Sackett, Linda and husband Harold Rogers, Curtis and wife Darla Ramsey, all of Fort Scott, and Michael and wife Vicky Ramsey of Olathe, KS. Also surviving is her sister-in-law, Lucille Griffith, Fort Scott.

She is loved by her grandchildren Sam and Sarah Sackett, Christy (Sackett) and Nathan Bukowski, Joey and Michelle Sackett, Katya and Anya Sackett, Austin and Andrew Rogers, Melissa (Rogers) and Jonathan Carter, Megan (Rogers) and Matt Lamb, Trent and Emily Ramsey, Ryan and Sonya Ramsey, Monica Ramsey, Derek and Elise Ramsey, and Amber Ramsey.

She also has 17 great grandchildren.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers Charles Griffith, Uniontown, Henry Griffith and wife Dorothy, Topeka, and sisters Betty and husband Bill Perry, Montana, and Lois and husband John Clark, Shawnee Mission, KS.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, May 31 at the Community Christian Church.

The family will receive visitors one hour before the service. A private interment of her ashes will be in the Uniontown Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Blackboxinternational.org, a faith-based, Christ-centered, not-for-profit organization that exists to holistically rehabilitate sex-trafficked boys age 16 and under. They provide a critical aftercare component for rescued boys to help them find healing from their past, joy in the present, and purpose for their future.  Alice’s grandson, Andrew Rogers, is currently interning with this organization in the Dominican Republic.

Donations may be made directly to Community Christian Church or left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.

 

 

Obituary For Kayden Samyn

Kayden Blaes Samyn, age 11, Mound City, Kansas passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018, as the result of an accident.

He was born at Olathe, Kansas on July 14, 2006, the son of Dale Samyn and Karrie Ortman Barnes. He was a student at Jayhawk Elementary School.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Jess Ortman.

Kayden is survived by his parents, four brothers: Freddie Barnes, Ethan Wettstein, Miles and Landyn Samyn, three sisters: Jessica Ortman, Alyssa and Kelsie Nelson, maternal grandmother, Jessie Ortman, paternal grandparent Edward and Debbie Samyn and seven nieces and nephews: Andrew, Camdyn, Aunika, Tristan, Fynleigh, Rowan, and Daniel.

Funeral service will be 10:30 am Saturday, May 26, 2018, at the Mound City First Baptist Church.

Burial will be in the Curry Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm Friday at the Church.

Contributions are suggested to Kayden”s Memorial and can be sent to the Farmers State, P.O. Box 158, Blue Mound, KS 66010 or Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box J, Mound City, KS 66056. Online condolences for the family can be left at www.schneiderfuenrals.com. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel.