Category Archives: Obituary

Obituary of Harold Coleman

HAROLD COLEMAN

Harold Dean Coleman, 69, passed away Tuesday evening October 2, 2018, at Mercy Hospital. He was born January 22, 1949, in Fort Scott, Kansas, the son of Harold Howard and Lavon Hazeldean (Clayton) Coleman.

Harold attended Fulton schools until they closed, and then finished up at DeSoto High School, graduating in 1967. He also went to Pittsburg State University’s welding school.

Harold served in the US Army and served many years in law enforcement. In 1984, Harold was elected Bourbon County Sheriff, a position he continued to fill for 24 years until his retirement in 2008. He was also a Bourbon County Commissioner following his retirement as Sheriff.

Harold is survived by son Stacy Coleman and wife Lenda, of Blue Springs, Missouri; daughter, Deana Wade and husband Brian, of Fort Scott; brother Garyl Coleman and wife Patty, of Prescott, Kansas; four grandchildren, Aaron and Adam Blaine, and Kyenne and Makyn Wade.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Truman Coleman, and his sister-in-law, Judy Coleman.

Following cremation, Rev. Chuck Russell will conduct graveside services, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at the Fort Scott National Cemetery 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.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, October 9, 2018, at the funeral home from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Scholarship and may be 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 William Higginbotham

William “Willie” Reed Higginbotham, age 71, resident of Mapleton, KS, went to be with his Savior on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at his home.

He was born July 18, 1947, in San Saba, TX, the son of William Hardy Higginbotham and Ezra Florese “Bobby” Mabry Higginbotham.

He married Vickie Tinkle on December 18, 1970, in Center, TX.  They later divorced.

He married Lesley Luce on August 8, 1997, in Kansas City, KS.

Willie worked for Otis Elevator in Dallas, TX for many years as a field manager.

After moving to Ft. Scott, KS, in 1998, he worked 10 years for Shepherd Team Auto Plaza followed by Cox Motor Company, Pleasanton, KS, for 8 years.

When not working, he enjoyed “piddling” on outdoor projects.  Willie was a big football fan, especially the Dallas Cowboys.  He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren with all their activities.

Survivors include his wife Lesley of the home; his mother, Bobby Higginbotham, Granbury, TX; three daughters, April Duffey and husband Jason, Louisville, CO, Condra Ables and husband Darin, Alvarado, TX, and Rachael Martin and husband Tyler, Redfield, KS; a son, Adam Worley and wife Jessica, Richmond, MO; a brother, Sandy Higginbotham and wife Holly, Antlers, OK; a sister, Kim Miller and husband Bryan, Bluffdale, TX; five grandchildren, Addie Martin, Andrew Martin, Katie Martin, Juley Martin and Arianna Jones; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Higginbotham, a nephew, Christopher Higginbotham; and his father.

Rev. Larry Stevicks will conduct memorial services at 3:30 PM Friday, October 5th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel.  The family will receive friends from 3:00 PM until service time at the Cheney Witt Chapel.  Memorials are suggested to the Family Worship Center, Baton Rouge, LA, 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 David Hornaday

DAVID LEE HORNADAY

David Lee Hornaday, 86, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2018, at his home in Moreno Valley, California.

He was born April 8, 1932, in Linn County, Kansas, the son of Compton Alvis and Eva Galora (Groseclose) Hornaday.

He married Eleanor Louise Scheel, and after thirty-three years of marriage, she preceded him in death on October 26, 1988.

David was an electrical engineer and worked for Pacific Bell for over thirty years.

Survivors include his two sons, Jeff Hornaday and his wife Alma, Al Hornaday and his wife Maria; his five grandchildren, including Carlos Felix, A.J., Alexandro, David, and Samuel Hornaday; and his two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 13, 2018, at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home with burial following at the Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 p.m. prior to service time on Saturday. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at konantz-cheney.com.

Obituary of William Dee Eastwood

William Dee Eastwood, age 90, a resident of rural Bronson, Kansas, passed away Saturday, September 15, 2018, at the Guest Home Estates in Ft. Scott, Kansas.
 He was born October 1, 1927, in Allen County, Kansas, the son of Henry Edward Eastwood and Esther Marie Jackson Eastwood.
Dee served with the United States Marine Corps during World War II.
He married Stella Irene Phillips on August 10, 1950.  She preceded him in death on September 3, 1976.
He later married Erma F. Sproat on June 30, 1978.
Dee was a farmer, a cattleman, and an oil producer.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, Scottish Rite Consistory and the Mirza Shrine as well as the Iola Elks Lodge.
 
Survivors include his wife, Erma; and three daughters, Linda Mefford and husband, Don, of Mound City, Kansas, Dea Ann Kuhn and husband, Allen, and Cheri Smith and husband, Larry, all of Wichita, Kansas; seven grandchildren, Shon Mefford, Jason Mefford (Cindy), Kelsey Kuhn (Ben), Nick Smith (Christine), Brandon Smith, Adam Smith (Amanda) and Suzie Smith (Anthony) and several great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his first wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Wilma Shinn and a brother, Wilbur Eastwood.
 
Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, October 1st at the Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 P.M. until service time on Monday at the chapel.
Private family burial will take place in the Moran Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to the Bronson Library 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 Thelma Vann

Thelma Wynona Vann, age 93, a resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Monday, September 24, 2018, at Medicalodge of Ft. Scott.

She was born April 23, 1925, in Harding, KS, the daughter of Johnson and Agnes Willard Vann. She attended Forest Dale School through 8th grade. She moved from Harding to Ft. Scott in 1952. In 1968, she obtained her GED at Ft. Scott Community College.

Thelma worked for 27 years as a certified Lab Tech for Mercy Hospital. She was a member of Mt. Olive Church of God in Christ, where she served as Treasurer and Sunday school teacher for over 60 years. She took up playing piano for the church at the age of 90. Thelma continued driving until a year ago. She also enjoyed traveling, having visited London and Paris in 1972.

Survivors include a brother, Lawrence Vann, Ft. Scott; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by six brothers and five sisters.

Elder Roger Harris, Pastor Troy Webb, and Co-Pastor Agnes Walton will conduct funeral services at 10:00 AM Saturday, September 29th, at the Mt. Olive Church of God in Christ.

Private burial will be in the Mapleton Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 9:00 AM until service time at the Church. Memorials are suggested to Mt. Olive Church of God in Christ 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.

Updated Obituary of Lindsey Lewis

LINDSEY LOUISE LEWIS

Lindsey Lewis, age 31 of Fort Scott Kansas who resided in Dallas, Texas passed away on Monday, September 17th, 2018 of an unexpected aortic dissection. 

She was born on June 21st, 1987. in Springfield, Missouri the daughter of Jerry and Kitty Mullane Lewis.

Lindsey was a 2005 graduate of Fort Scott High School before attending Washington University in Saint Louis and then finishing her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History at the University of Kansas.

  She went on to graduate law school in the top 10% of her class earning her Juris Doctor at the same institution in Lawrence. 

At the time of her death, she was an associate attorney at Downs and Stanford PC in Dallas.

She was a member of MENSA, Phi Kappa Phi and Delta Epsilon Iota (academic honorary societies), and Dallas Young Lawyers. 

Lindsey enjoyed international travel, sour candy, her cat Chubby, pool lounging with a cocktail, Blue Apron and spending time with family and friends.

Lindsey is survived by her mother, Kitty Lewis, her three sisters Tiffany Lewis, her husband Shaya Ansari and their two children; Maureen Lewis Stukenberg, her husband Matthew Stukenberg and their four children; and Aimee Lewis.  She is also survived by her significant other Yogie Phongsavath.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jerry M. Lewis.

A visitation is planned for 9am-11am Sunday morning, September 23, 2018, followed by a Celebration of Life and Sharing Memories from 11am-12pm at 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 Lindsey Lewis

Lindsey Louise Lewis, age 31 of Fort Scott Kansas who resided in Dallas, Texas passed away on Monday, September 17th, 2018 of an unexpected aortic dissection. 

She was born to the late Jerry Lewis and Kitty Mullane Lewis on June 21st, 1987.

Lindsey was a 2005 graduate of Fort Scott High School before attending Washington University in Saint Louis and then finishing her bachelors degree in Political Science and History at the University of Kansas.  She went on to graduate law school in the top 10% of her class earning her Juris Doctor at the same institution in Lawrence.  At the time of her death she was an associate attorney at Downs and Stanford PC in Dallas.

She was a member of MENSA, Phi Kappa Phi and Delta Epsilon Iota (academic honorary societies), and Dallas Young Lawyers. 

Lindsey enjoyed international travel, sour candy, her cat Chubby, pool lounging with a cocktail, Blue Apron and spending time with family and friends.

Lindsey is survived by her mother, Kitty Lewis and her three sisters Tiffany Lewis, her husband Shaya Ansari and their two children; Maureen Lewis Stukenberg, her husband Matthew Stukenberg and their four children; and Aimee Lewis.  She is also survived by her significant other Yogie Phongsavath. 

A visitation is planned for 9am-11am Sunday morning, September 23, 2018, followed by a Celebration of Life and Sharing Memories from 11am-12pm at 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.

Death Notice of Lindsey Lewis

LINDSEY LOUISE LEWIS

Lindsey Louise Lewis, 31, formerly of Fort Scott, passed away unexpectedly Monday evening September 17, 2018, in Dallas, Texas.

The family will hold a visitation Sunday morning, September 23, 2018, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. followed by a Celebration of Life and Sharing Memories from 11:00-12:00 p.m. at 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.

The complete obituary will be available later.

Obituary for William Dee Eastwood

 

William Dee Eastwood, age 90, a resident of rural Bronson, Kansas, passed away Saturday, September 15, 2018, at the Guest Home Estates in Ft. Scott, Kansas.

He was born October 1, 1927, in Allen County, Kansas, the son of Henry Edward Eastwood and Esther Marie Jackson Eastwood.

Dee served with the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He married Stella Irene Phillips on August 10, 1950. She preceded him in death on September 3, 1976.

He later married Erma F. Sproat on June 30, 1978.

Dee was a farmer, a cattleman and an oil producer. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, Scottish Rite Consistory and the Mirza Shrine as well as the Iola Elks Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Erma; and three daughters, Linda Mefford and husband, Don, of Mound City, Kansas, Dea Ann Kuhn and husband, Allen and Cheri Smith and husband, Larry, all of Wichita, Kansas; seven grandchildren, Shon Mefford, Jason Mefford (Cindy), Kelsey Kuhn (Ben), Nick Smith (Christine), Brandon Smith, Adam Smith (Amanda) and Suzie Smith (Anthony) and several great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his first wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Wilma Shinn and a brother, Wilbur Eastwood.

Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, October 1st at the Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 P.M. until service time on Monday at the chapel.

Private family burial will take place in the Moran Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Bronson Library and may be left in 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 Sylvia Shepard

SYLVIA A. SHEPARD

Sylvia Artila Shepard, 91, formerly of Fort Scott, passed away at her home in Opolis, Kansas, Friday evening, September 14, 2018.

She was born November 29, 1926 in Milo, Missouri the daughter of Doris Sylvester and Beulah Ethel Chadd McClellan. She married Charles Allen Shepard January 24, 1942 in Nevada, Missouri, he preceded her in death, November 23, 1993.

She was a homemaker and during her life she lived for 25 years in Mapleton, Kansas and in Fort Scott for 21 years. She also worked for Keys Work Clothes. She loved gardening, fishing, camping, bowling and dancing.

Sylvia is survived by a son, Wayne Shepard and wife, Cheryl of Kansas City, Missouri, two nieces whom she cared for when they were younger, Clara Williams of Lamar, Missouri and Mary Sue Pirkl and husband Jim of Belle Plaine, Iowa; two granddaughters, Angel and Victoria Shepard, a step-grandson, Levi Morris and a great-grandson, Ryker Morris, as well as several other nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Allen, she was preceded in death by her parents, and three brothers, Jack, Rufus, and Robert McClellan.

Graveside services will be held at the Olive Branch Cemetery near Milo, Missouri at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 18, 2018 under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home of Fort Scott, Kansas.

Family and friends will meet at the Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday and leave for the Cemetery at 10:30 a.m.

The family suggests memorials to the Hospice Compassus of Pittsburg, contributions may be sent to or left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall St., P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at konantz-cheney.com.

Obituary Of Mary Alice Foulk

Mary Alice Foulk, age 90, a resident of Winfield, MO, passed away Monday afternoon, September 10, 2018, at home.

 

She was born June 21, 1928, in Conway, MO, the daughter of Sylvester and Dorothy Lynch. She married Walter Foulk in September 1955 and together they had four children (Connie, Lydia, Andrew, and Lora).

Mary was a life-long homemaker whose selfless nature meant she always put everyone’s needs above her own and never complained. She enjoyed crocheting, embroidering and spending time with loved ones. Mary lived most of her life in Springfield, MO, until she moved to St Charles County, MO, in 2008 to live with her daughter Lora.

Survivors include her husband, Walter Foulk of Arcadia, KS; three children, Lydia Baker of Crane, MO, Andrew Foulk of Springfield, MO and Lora Pratt of Winfield, MO; seven grandchildren (and respective spouses); eleven great-grandchildren; a sister in law, Sharon Lynch of Elkland, MO; and many loved nieces, nephews and greats.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Sylvester and Dorothy Lynch of Elkland, MO; an infant son (Connie); a sister, Margaret Barber of Elkland, MO; and a brother, James Lynch, also of Elkland, MO.

Although she is gone, she is not forgotten.

We love you and will see you again one day.

Rev. Chuck Russell will conduct graveside services at 1:00 PM Friday, September 14th, in the Sheffield Cemetery, Arcadia, KS.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 PM Thursday evening at the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, KS 66701.

Death Notice of Mary Alice Foulk

Mary Alice Foulk, resident of Winfield, MO, died Monday, September 10, 2018, at her home. 

Graveside services for Mary Alice Foulk will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, September 14th, in the Sheffield Cemetery, Arcadia, KS. 

The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 PM Thursday evening at the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.