Category Archives: Obituary

Obituary Of Perry Lee Wilson

Perry Lee Wilson, 66, of Fort Scott, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018, at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. He was born April 12, 1952, in Fort Scott, Kansas, the son of Kenton and Martha (Mitzner) Wilson. He married Kathie Greenfield May 4, 1985, in Miami, Oklahoma.

Perry served in the US Army, 82nd Airborne, 2nd Division 508th Infantry, and was stationed in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was a Railroad Conductor for the B.N.S.F. for twenty years, retiring in 2008.

Perry is survived by his wife, Kathie; his daughter Rachel Fields, of Fort Scott; his son, Jason Cunningham, of Lockwood, Missouri; four sisters, Linda Wells, of Mapleton, Kansas, Patricia Fewell, of Blue Springs, Missouri, Kathy McLean, of Olathe, Kansas, and Diana Endicott, of Bronson, Kansas; two brothers, Bryan Wilson of Pittsburg, Kansas, and John Wilson, of Bronson, Kansas; six grandchildren, Ellen, William, Addison, Maren, Enych, and Elsie, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-father Don Petrie; a brother, Michael Wilson; a sister, Tina Wilson; a nephew, Matthew, and a niece, Sara.

Graveside services for Perry Wilson will be 11:00 am, Friday, July 6, 2018, at the Fort Scott National Cemetery.

The Family will receive friends at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home Friday from 10:00 am until time to leave for the cemetery.

Obituary Of Barbara Quirin

Barbara Ellen Quirin, 90, of Fort Scott, passed away Thursday morning June 28, 2018, at the Medicalodge of Fort Scott. She was born December 20, 1927, in St. Paul, Kansas, the daughter of M.D. “Bob” and Anna Christine (Krashoc) Morris.

Barbara graduated from St. Francis High School in St. Paul, Kansas, and she married Loyd Philip Quirin May 23, 1946, in St. Paul, Kansas. He preceded her in death September 19, 2008. To this union, three sons were born.

After the boys started school, Barbara sewed and sold Barbie clothes and babysat. She was an active member of the Altar Society, President of the Jr. Legion of Mary, and a member of the Senior Legion of Mary. Barbara taught religion classes and was also a den mother.

After the boys left home, Barbara began working at the Medicalodge as an aide. She graduated from Fort Scott Community College with a nursing degree in 1980 and was Director of Nursing for five years when she retired due to illness.

Barbara is survived by her three sons, Larry and wife Thelma of Redfield, Kansas, Alan and wife Peggy of Lawrence, Kansas, and John and wife Jeanette of Parsons, Kansas; a brother, Robert Alan “Bob” Morris; a sister, Patricia “Pat” Morris Walker; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews, and grand-nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband Bob, she was also preceded in death by her parents, a granddaughter, Mary Quirin, and three brothers and four sisters.

Barbara was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. Her sisters and brothers remained close through the years and always enjoyed spending time with her. Grandchildren, nieces, and nephews loved to visit her, and she was known for great cinnamon rolls, and a sharp sense of humor and justice. Barbara was never, ever, afraid to speak her mind. She was loved and cared for to the end of her days and will be greatly missed. Barbara’s cheerful nature and her way of helping anyone she will be remembered by many who knew her over the years.

Father Robert Wachter will conduct the Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church with the visitation and Rosary beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Burial will follow at the St. Francis Cemetery in St. Paul, Kansas immediately following services under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s School 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.

Obituary Of Melvin Endicott

Melvin Earl Endicott, a resident of Fort Scott, KS, died Friday, June 22, 2018, in Joplin, MO, at Mercy Hospital.

He was born June 20, 1929, the son of Earl Leonard Endicott and Melva Mae (Koppa) Endicott near Savonburg, KS.  He graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1947, from Fort Scott Junior College in 1948, and from Kansas State University in 1955, as a civil engineer.

He married Betty (Beadell) Endicott September 17, 1950.  Melvin served in the U.S. Army, the U.S. Army National Guard, the U.S. Air National Guard and the U.S. Air Force from which he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.  He worked as a civil engineer for the Missouri Highway Department and the Texas Highway Department.  He enjoyed flying his Paper Apache, researching genealogy, and collecting classic cars.

Melvin was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Survivors include his wife Betty Endicott, his children Gary Endicott and wife, Diana, of Bronson KS, and Alicia Dye and husband, Charles, of Claremore OK; grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Also surviving are two sisters.

Rev. Chuck Russell will conduct graveside services at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 2, in the U. S. National Cemetery.

Military honors will be conducted by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard.  Friends and family will meet at the cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott KS.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.

 

Obituary of Judith Ann Rodgers

Judith Ann Rodgers, age 74, a resident of Louisburg, KS, died Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at the Olathe Medical Center.

She was born June 14, 1944, in Ft. Scott, KS, the daughter of Julian and Leona Callahan Cochran. She graduated from Ft. Scott high school and Pittsburg State University with a teaching degree.

She moved to California and taught school for one year. There she met her husband to be and married Richard Rodgers on January 28, 1967. They moved back to Ft. Scott while Judy taught school in Pleasanton, KS, for four years. They then moved to Omaha, NE, for ten years. They then returned to Ft. Scott for five years before moving to Louisburg.

She began working for the Western Insurance Company in the bond department. After the change to American States Insurance, she started working in the legal department. This career continued through Safeco, then Liberty Mutual Insurance Companies until her retirement.

Judy was a Campfire Leader during her time in Ft. Scott. She was an avid reader and a wonderful cook, especially holiday sweets.

Survivors include her husband, Richard of the home; a daughter, Katie Schack and husband August, Minnesota; and two cousins, Pat and Tim Henry. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, June 28th, in the U. S. National Cemetery, Ft. Scott.

Memorials are suggested to Alzheimer’s Association 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 Dale Hixon

Dale Hixon, age 73, a resident of Ft. Scott, KS, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Medicalodge of Ft. Scott.

He was born December 3, 1944, in Fort Scott, the son of Vern and Josephine Comstock Hixon. He attended Fort Scott High School.

He married the love of his life, Betty DeCoudres, on December 3, 1967, in Fort Scott. They celebrated their 50th Anniversary on December 3, 2017.

Dale worked on the street department and water treatment plant for the city of Fort Scott and Klein Tools of Moran. He was a member of the Old Forter’s Camping Club and Gold Wing Road Riders Association. Dale enjoyed camping, fishing and attending dirt track racing at the Nevada Speedway. He was a member of Grace Baptist Tabernacle.

Survivors include his wife Betty of the home; a son, Mike Hixon and wife Lori of Ft. Scott; two brothers, Rich Hixon of Ft. Scott; Bob Hixon and wife Shirley of Redfield; three grandchildren, Dana Button and husband Barry of Ft. Scott; DeAnn Hixon and fiance Brandon of Topeka; Clayton Hixon and fiance Alyssa of Pittsburg; two great-grandchildren Alissa and Alex Button of Ft. Scott; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and son Denton Hixon.

Bro. Allen Pruitt will conduct funeral services at 10:00 AM Monday, June 25, at the Grace Baptist Tabernacle.

Burial will follow in the Memory Gardens Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 until 6:00 Sunday afternoon at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Grace Baptist Tabernacle 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 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.