Category Archives: Obituary

Obituary Of Retha Lynn Ross

Retha Lynn Ross, age 46, a resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Thursday, July 19, 2018, at the Mercy Hospital Emergency Room. She was born April 4, 1972, in Girard, KS, the daughter of Jerry Sowder and Vivian Allen Moore.

She was adopted and raised by her paternal grandparents, C.A. and Doris Wimberley. She graduated from Fort Scott High School with the class of 1990. She then went on to receive her RN degree from Fort Scott Community College Nursing Department. She worked as a nurse for over 10 years. She married David Ross on December 28, 1991, in Fort Scott.

Retha enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren, gardening, going to the casino, being a military mom, and being helpful to anyone who needed it.

Survivors include her husband David of the home; biological mother, Vivian Moore, Ft. Scott; maternal grandmother, Enid Large, Ft. Scott; three sons, Timothy, Matthew, and Dylan Ross, all of Ft. Scott; one daughter, Elizabeth Ross, Fort Scott; two brothers, Paul Hood, Booneville, MO, and David Large, Branson, MO; and several grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father and paternal grandparents.

Rev. Chuck Russell will conduct funeral services at 10:00 AM Friday, July 27th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 Thursday evening at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Retha Ross 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 Albert Leon Combs

Albert Leon Combs Jr.
Obituary for Albert Leon Combs Jr.

Albert Leon Combs, Jr., 71, of Girard, passed away at 0655 hours on
Friday, July 20, 2018, at his residence, surrounded by his family.

Al was born on May 21, 1947, in Fort Scott, Kansas, the son of Albert
Leon and Ruth Marie (Ballinger) Combs. He attended Fort Scott High
School and Fort Scott Community College.

Al married Lucille (Winterbower) Spurling and the two later divorced.
On May 5, 1983, Albert and Kathy Deer were united in marriage in
Miami, Oklahoma. She survives of the home.

In 1969, Al enlisted in the United State Army and served from 1969
through 1971 with tours in the Republic of Vietnam. Al served his
country again with the Kansas Army National Guard from 1985 through 1990. Al served with the 18th Military Police Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, 212th Military Police Company as a dog handler, the 42nd Military Police Group, and the 891st Combat Engineer Battalion as a training NCO.

Beginning in 1977, Al again served his community in many ways
including as a Detective Sergeant with the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy for the Bourbon County Sheriff’s Office, and patrolman for the Fort Scott Police Department. Al worked as a railroad detective for the Katy Railroad and as an investigator for the Missouri Department of Child Services. Beginning in 2000, Al worked as a patrolman and detective for the Girard Police Department and then as Chief of Police for the Arma Police Department until his retirement in2013.

Al enjoyed spending time with his family, telling tall tales, and fishing.

Al was a member of many organizations including the National and
Kansas Auctioneer Associations; National Association of Bunco
Investigators; Kansas Chiefs of Police Association; Kansas Sheriff’s
Association; VFW Membership in Paris, France; American Legion of Arma, Kansas; Masonic Lodge of Hiattville, Kansas; 545th Military Police Company Association; and the 720th Military Police Company Association.

In addition to his wife, Kathy, Al is survived by three sons; Troy
Combs, his wife Lisia and three children of St. Paul; daughter Alecia
Chaffee, her husband Sean, and three children of Webb City, Missouri; Matthew Combs, his wife Bridget, and two children of Toronto Kansas; and Garrett Combs, his wife Kenna and two children of Girard. His sister Sherry Hendricks of Round Rock, Texas also survives him.

Al was preceded in death by his mother, father, and three sisters,
Beverly McReynolds, Linda Carpenter, and Alberta Fisher.

Services will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at
Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Girard with Chaplain Mike Graham officiating. Burial services will follow at the Girard Cemetery with military honors provided by the Fort Riley, Kansas Honor Guard and VFW Post 704, Parsons, Kansas.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 24, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Smith-Carson-Wall.

Memorials are suggested to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Pittsburg, Kansas and may be left at the funeral home or mailed to Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home at 518 W. St. John, P.O. Box 258, Girard, Ks 66743.

Condolences may be sent to www.wallfuneralservices.com.

Obituary Of Elvis “Willard” Bruner

Elvis “Willard” Bruner, age 83, a resident of Fort Scott, KS, went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 20, 2018.

He was born on October 4, 1934, on his parent’s farm near Mapleton, KS, the son of Walter Eberly Bruner and Agnes (Mackie) Bruner. He married Darla Manderscheid on June 4, 1960, in Fredonia, KS.

He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Willard was the fifth of nine children.

He began helping his dad with farm work at a young age and by the age of 8, he was driving horses on a forklift to pull hay into the hay barns. By the age of 12, his dad shifted to using a tractor for farm work. They also raised cattle, hogs, sheep, chickens, and ducks. They grew a large garden and his mother canned food.

Willard was a true country boy and he enjoyed hunting squirrels and rabbits, fishing and swimming. He went to school in Blue Mound, KS, and enjoyed playing basketball, football, and track. He worked on his dad’s farm until he was 22. He then went to work on the Kansas Turnpike for eight weeks and earned enough money to buy his first car, a 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air.

Willard served in the Army from 1957 to 1959. He received mechanic and machinery training and was in the Post Engineers. While in the Army, he was stationed in France.

After serving in the Army, he returned to farming with his dad. In 1960, Willard and Darla moved to a farm near Mound City and he farmed with his dad and brother.

They moved to their current residence in Fort Scott in 1962, where they raised their children, Donna, Sharon, and Ernest. There, he farmed, raised cattle and hogs, gardened and worked at various jobs in and around Fort Scott.

After retirement, he enjoyed working on small engines, lawn mowers, and gardening. However, his greatest joy came from his family and serving the Lord. He was always smiling and never knew a stranger.

Survivors include his wife Darla of the home; two daughters, Donna Graham and husband William, Joplin, MO, and Sharon Bruner, Roeland Park, KS; a son, Ernest Bruner and wife Stephanie, Overland Park, KS; two sisters, Venita Miller, Garnett, KS, and Marilyn Bruner, Ft. Scott; six grandchildren, Lindsay Johnson, Cassandra Bailey, Jennifer Bruner, Khaled Graham, Donovan Graham, and Shanece Grimm;  seven great-grandchildren and two on the way; and numerous nieces and nephews

. He was preceded in death by five sisters, Pauline Seitz, Lorraine Wilcox, Leora Ross, Shirley Ball, and an infant; two brothers, Virgil and Joseph Bruner; and his parents.

Jim Herman will conduct funeral services at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Burial will follow in the Memory Gardens Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 Tuesday evening at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Willard Bruner 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 Lawrence “Shorty” Brown

Lawrence E. “Shorty” Brown, 90, of Rural Fort Scott, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott.

He was born April 26, 1928, in Richards, Missouri, the son of Francis Marion and Stella G. (McDaniel) Brown. He married Flossie Ruth Nance July 30, 1950, in Pawnee Station, Kansas. She preceded him in death December 6, 1991.

Shorty served in the Korean War with the US Marine Corps from March of 1952 until August of 1953. He was a dairy farmer and rancher, and he was a member of the Hiattville United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Devon Masonic Lodge #92.

Shorty’s greatest joy was spending time with family, spoiling the grandchildren, and working on the ranch. He also enjoyed restoring antique steamer trunks as a hobby.

Survivors include his sons, Rocky J. Brown and wife Barbara, of Fort Scott, Kansas, and Macky M. Brown and his wife Heather, of Cottonwood Falls, Kansas; three grandchildren, Angela M. Bin, Timothy D. Brown and his wife Nicole, and Kaitlyn M. Brown; eight great-grandchildren, Levi N. Bin, Emmalee M. Bin, Austin C. Collins, Nicholas B. Ragan, Makenzie R. Brown, Abbigale A. Brown, Owen D. Brown, and Lillie M. Brown; and Coleene Lockwood, longtime special friend.

In addition to his wife Flossie, Shorty was also preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Melvin “Brownie” Brown, his wife Margaret “Teenie” Brown; a sister, Betty “Peggy” Clarkson, and her husband Richard “Blackie.”

Rev. Dallas Peterson will conduct funeral services at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at the Konantz-Cheney

Funeral Home with burial following at Memory Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday evening, July 23, 2018, 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Military Honors at the cemetery will be conducted by the Olson-Frary-Burkhart Post 1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Detail. Masonic services will also take place at the cemetery and be conducted by the Devon Masonic Lodge #92. Memorial contributions may be made to The Beacon, or the Hiattville United Methodist Church, 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 Roger “Butch” Matson

 

Roger “Butch” Matson, age 78, a resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Thursday, July 19, 2018, at his home, of stage IV esophageal cancer.

Mr. Matson was born August 26, 1939, in Pittsburg, KS, the son of Glenn Matson (Kirkwood, KS) and Elsie Standley (Monmouth, KS). He was a lifetime resident of Southeast Kansas. He attended Pittsburg schools and graduated from College Heights in 1957.

He married Judith Sayre on January 20, 1962, in Pittsburg. Mrs. Matson survives at the home on Maple Road, where they have lived since 1994.

Mr. Matson was employed by the Kansas National Guard, which he joined at age sixteen. He was retired from the Guard as Sergeant First Class in 1999. In retirement until shortly before death, he worked as a master electrician. Mr. Matson was a member of the First Church of God, Fort Scott, for over fifty years. Recently he was designated as a Lifetime Trustee, having served the church in many volunteer roles.

He is survived by his wife; one son, Quinton, Kansas City, MO; two daughters, Quita Coffman, Ft. Scott, and Dana Noe, Girard, KS; one sister, Patsy Ferrell, Woorster, OH; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

No funeral service will be held. Friends may call on the family from 2:00 until 3:30 PM Sunday, July 22nd, at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Cremation will follow.

Private family interment in the U. S. National Cemetery, Ft. Scott, will take place at a later date. The family suggests expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorials to the Wounded Warrior Project 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 For Mary Jo Pellett

Mary Jo Pellett, age 88, a resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Sunday, July 15, 2018, at the Mercy Hospital E.R.

She was born May 16, 1930, in Ft. Scott, the daughter of Bert Edgar and Bertha Matkin Edgar. She graduated from Fort Scott high school with the class of 1947. Shortly after graduation, she began working for Western Insurance Company in Ft. Scott. She worked there for almost 42 years, retiring in 1988.

She married Joseph Pellet on April 12, 1953, in Ft. Scott. He preceded her in death on January 10, 1998.

Mary Jo enjoyed camping, crocheting, quilting, and visiting flea markets. She was a devoted member of St. John’s United Methodist Church, serving for several years as church secretary and treasurer.

Survivors include a nephew, Gary Davis and wife Linda, Ft. Scott; three  nieces, Connie Peterson and husband Dallas, Girard, KS, Linda DeMott and husband Gary, Ft. Scott, and Carol Graham and husband John, Parker, CO; 12 great nieces and nephews; 10 great-great nieces and nephews; brother-in-law Gene Davis; and special friend Bill Lawrence. Besides her husband Joe, she was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Davis; and her parents.

Rev. Gary DeMott and Rev. Dallas Peterson will conduct funeral services at 10:00 AM Friday, July 20th, 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 Thursday evening at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to St. John’s United Methodist Church 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 For Lois Alyene Capps Fowler

Lois Alyene Capps Fowler

Lois Alyene Capps Fowler, 100, formerly of Nashville, TN, died July 14, 2018, at Presbyterian Village in Fort Scott, KS.

She was born February 18, 1918, in Gurdon, AR, the daughter of James Roy and Della Mae Wingfield Capps. Growing up, Alyene attended schools and the First Presbyterian Church in Gurdon. She graduated from Ouachita Baptist College in Arkadelphia, AR where she majored in Home Economic and was crowned Homecoming Queen in 1937. At a summer church camp meeting, she met her future husband, Dr. Henry Thornton Fowler, a Methodist minister, and they married on December 30, 1940.

After she and Thornton married, they lived in Smithville, Savannah, Cookeville, and Nashville, TN where he served as pastor. While in Cookeville, they were instrumental in building a new church building. Alyene was always interested in the youth of the church and taught Sunday School (9th, 10th, and 11th grades) for many years.

Dr. Fowler served as the Senior Pastor at McKendree United Methodist Church in Nashville, TN from 1952 until 1962. They remained in Nashville while he served as District Superintendent (1963-1970) and then as Associate Publisher of the United Methodist Publishing House until his death in 1978.

Alyene was a wonderful homemaker and minister’s wife who was always a cheerful, caring person. She moved to Presbyterian Village in Fort Scott, KS in 2003, and she maintained her sense of humor and her infectious laugh throughout her life. She celebrated her 100th birthday in February with her nephews and niece, a great niece, and a great- great niece and nephew in attendance.

Alyene is survived by her nephews, Dean (Becky) Mann, Georgetown, SC (formerly of Fort Scott, KS), Dr. Michael (Carolyn) Mann, Houston, TX, Robert Mann, Pearland, TX, Dr. James Austin (Judy) Capps, Jr., Conway, AR, Dr. Billy Roy (Betty) Capps, Hot Springs, AR, and niece, Nancy Mann (Jim) Adkins, Houston, TX, and many great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother, her husband, twin sons who died at birth, a brother, James Austin Capps, and a sister, Mary Louise Capps Mann.

There was cremation. Memorial services for Alyene will be held in August 2018 with burial in the Evergreen Cemetery in Nashville, TN. Local arrangements are entrusted to the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS.

Obit For Bill Winship

SMSgt Garice William “Bill” Winship, 90, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away peacefully at his home Friday evening, July 13, 2018, with his loving wife of 66 years at his side.

He was born on November 19, 1927, on the family farm in Uniontown, Kansas the son of James E. and Blanche Alma (Folk) Winship.

After graduating from Uniontown High School in 1946 he joined the United States Air Force. He worked on Navigation equipment on bombers. His first assignment was to Japan and when he returned on leave, his sister introduced him to Emma Jean Powell they would later marry on October 14, 1951, in Mapleton, Kansas, she was the love of his life. During his 20 year career where he rose to the Rank of Senior Master Sargent, he was stationed at Biggs field in El Paso, Texas, and Turner Field in Albany, Georgia, he retired in June of 1966. He then went to work for IBM in Kansas City, Missouri as a Computer Technician and retired in April of 1983 after 17 years. After retirement, he enjoyed woodworking and traveling with his wife, Emma Jean.

In addition to his wife, Emma Jean of the home, he is survived by a son, James and wife, Debbie Winship of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, a daughter, Wilma Jean and husband Tony Boyce of Fredericksburg, Virginia, five grandchildren: Kyle Winship and wife, Becky, Jarrod Winship, Alaina Winship, Brittana Morelock and husband Jordan, and Alexandra Boyce; and five great-grandchildren, Emma, Matthew, Carter, Cordell and Harper. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Dwight, Jimmy, Donald, and Elzola Winship and a sister, Wilma Wright.

Many thanks to Integrity Home Care and Hospice for the wonderful care given Bill during his last year, his wonderful neighbors, Calvin and Carolyn and John and Joyce, and his special doctors, Gerald Mancuso and David Peters.

Graveside services for Bill Winship will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at the National Cemetery in Fort Scott, Kansas, under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.

Family and friends will meet for a Visitation at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. Military Funeral Honors will be provided by the Memorial Detail from Whiteman Air Force Base.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Lee’s Paws and Claws Animal Shelter, contributions may be sent to, or 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 Glenn McReynolds

Glenn A. McReynolds, age 83, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at the Medicalodge of Ft. Scott.
He was born February 19, 1935, in Ft. Scott, the son of Oren J. McReynolds and Fannie Marie Bowers McReynolds.
He married Beverly Combs on April 8, 1962, at Miami, Oklahoma.  She Glenn served with the United States from 1952 to 1956 during the Korean Conflict.
In earlier years, he had been employed by Lotterer’s Furniture Company.  He later served for several years with the Fort Scott Police Department and the Bourbon County Sheriff’s Department.  Following his career with law enforcement, Glenn worked in maintenance at the Medicalodge nursing home.  He was a longtime member of the National Rifle Association.
 
Survivors include a daughter and son from a previous marriage, Linda Kniejski and husband, Dr. Michael Kniejski, of Savannah, Georgia and Dan McReynolds, of Twenty-Nine Palms, California and two grandsons, David and Stephen Kniejski.  Also surviving are several nieces and nephews including Oren (Joyce) McReynolds, Gearold (Glenda) McReynolds, Carolyn Sue (Elbert) Ford, Ida (Tom) Ford, Fannie (Tommy) Roark, Dorothy (Jr.) Blessing, Mary (John) Seal, Helen Watson, Howard Sharp, Harold Sharp, David Eisenbrandt, Donna Eisenbrandt, and very dear friend Joyce Bradley.
His wife, Beverly, preceded him in death on June 24, 2009.  He was also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Don and Lee McReynolds; two sisters, Marie Davis and Ruby Sharp and a niece, Shirley Howell. 
 
Rev. Dr. Dale Cummins will conduct funeral services at 10:00 A.M. Friday, July 13th at the Cheney Witt Chapel.
Burial will follow in the U. S. National Cemetery where military honors will be provided by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post #1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Memorials are suggested to the Ft. Scott Police Department 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 Alberta Irene Johnson-Roth

Alberta Irene Johnson-Roth, age 79, a resident of Fort Scott, died Monday, July 9, 2018, at her home.

She was born October 6, 1938, in Maysville, Missouri, the daughter of Chester A. Phelps and Ople B. Bromley Phelps.

Alberta enjoyed listening to music and drinking Hamms Beer especially Elvis Presley.

She liked to fish, dance, and just sit and visit with family and friends.

Survivors include her children, two daughters, Venita Ann Cooper, of Fort Scott, KS., and Deborah Jean Aguilar, of Grand Island, NE., a son, Clinton Bruce Webber, of Vancouver, WA.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Mitchell A. Trosper, two sisters, Lois Mary Murphy and Ruth Joann Baker; as well as her parents.

Speaker C. J. Feagins will conduct a celebration of life service at 5:30 PM Thursday, July 12, 2018, at the Community of Christ Church.

Memorials are suggested to Alberta Johnson-Roth Memorial Fund and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.

Obituary of Margaret Akin

Margaret A. Akin, age 76, a former resident of Bourbonnais, Illinois and more recently of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Monday, July 9, 2018, at the Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park, Kansas.

She was born June 4, 1942, in Kankakee, Illinois, the daughter of Oswald T. Bourelle and Norma K. Bentrott Bourelle. She married Douglas Akin. Margaret had worked as a mental health tech at various hospitals in Illinois prior to her retirement in 1990.

She enjoyed fishing, woodcrafts, painting, gardening and attending her granddaughter, Kaitlyn’s many theater, and 4-H events.


Survivors include her daughter, Darla Hanks, and husband, Tony, of Redfield, Kansas, a son, Wade Herter, of Pasadena, California and three grandchildren, Kaitlyn Hanks, of Redfield, Kansas, Octavia Jackson, of Hopkins Park, Illinois and Shizzel Glenn, of Kankakee, Illinois. Also, surviving are her longtime friends the family of the late Bill & Sharon Bacon, Billy, Tresa, Patty and Chris Bacon, Jami Knautz, James Tennant and their families all of West Frankfort, Illinois; and a brother, William T. Bourelle, of Perryville, Missouri, and three nieces.


There was cremation.

A gathering for friends and family will be held at 1:00 P.M. Sunday, July 22nd at the Commons Room of the Scott View Apartments, 315 Scott Ave, Ft. Scott, Kansas.

Memorials are suggested to the Margaret Akin Memorial Fund and may be left in cthe are 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 John Foulk

John Dewane Foulk, age 83, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018, at the Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Missouri.
  He was born October 5, 1934, Arcadia, Kansas, the son of John Foulk and Mae Swafford Foulk.
John graduated from the Bible Baptist Seminary in Arlington, Texas.  He married Minnie Walker and the couple lived for many years in Reno, Nevada, where they owned and operated several wedding chapels.  Following Minnie’s death, he married Addie Jeffrey on March 25, 2001, in Reno.  They later moved to Ft. Scott.  John was currently serving as pastor of the Brethren/New Beginnings Church.
 John enjoyed visiting with people and loved to share the gospel message. 
 
Survivors include his son, Matthew Foulk, of Ft. Scott and several step-children and step-grandchildren who he considered as his own.  Also surviving are two brothers, Larry Foulk of Wichita, Kansas and Bradley Foulk, of Sun City, Arizona and a sister, Dianna Coates, of Mulberry, Kansas.  In addition to his wives, he was preceded in death by a brother Donald O. Foulk.
 
Pastor Larry Stevicks will conduct funeral services at 1:00 P.M. Friday, July 13th at the Brethren/New Beginnings Church located at 1421 S. Margrave in Ft. Scott.
 Following services, there will be cremation. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Thursday at the Cheney Witt Chapel.
 Memorials are suggested to the Brethren/New Beginnings 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.