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Obituary of Reuben Allen Warren

Reuben Allen Warren, age 78, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at Country Place Senior Living in Ft. Scott.

He was born June 2, 1943, in Ft. Scott, the son of Reuben and Alice Holt Warren.

Allen graduated from Bronson High School in 1961 and Iola Community College in 1963.  He worked for the Western Insurance Company for 23 years as a programmer then transferred to Lincoln National in Fort Wayne, IN.  While there he designed a centralized Printing and Distribution center saving the company over one million dollars per year.  Allen was recruited to Columbia, SC for Unum Insurance, retiring in 2005 as Assistant Vice President of Printing Operations.

 

After retirement, Allen and Jackie returned home to Ft. Scott.  He became involved with the community serving on the Bourbon County Fair board, chairman of the board of trustees at the First United Methodist Church, organizing a Wednesday morning work crew at the church, President of the Pioneer Harvest Fiesta, member of the Fort Scott Area Community Foundation, and member of the Chamber of Commerce.  He also served as trustee on the Ft. Scott Community College and was a founding member of the Southeast Kansas Regional Education Service Center (Greenbush).  Furthermore, Allen served 4 years as Bourbon County Commissioner and worked on the Riverfront Project.

 

Survivors include his wife Jackie of the home; three daughters, Rebecca McDonald and husband Jason, Lugoff, SC, Margaret Yarberry and husband Frank, Colorado Springs, CO, and Lucinda Huckabay, Sedalia, CO; three sons, R. Wayne Warren and wife Shelly, Coffeyville, KS, Mike Warren, Lee’s Summit, MO, and Jack Gilmer and wife Mindee, Kansas City, MO; a sister, Rosemary Cromer and husband Joe, Overland Park, KS; 11 grandchildren, Miles Warren, Kristina Warren, EmmaBeth McDonald, Lexy Huckabay, Zane Huckabay, Ethan Huckabay, Kobe Huckabay, Myles Gilmer, Jen Gilmer, Courtney Gonzales, and Nate Yarberry; and five great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Rev. Christopher Eshelman will conduct funeral services at 10:00 AM Tuesday, May 24th at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Burial will follow in the Bronson Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 PM Monday at the funeral home with Masonic services conducted at 6:45.

Memorials are suggested to Pioneer Harvest Fiesta 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 Gerald Bradbury

Gerald E. Bradbury, 86, of Redfield, Kansas, passed away Monday evening May 9, 2022, at his home. He was born September 3, 1935, in Emporia, Kansas, the son of William Lewis and Vyrel Vayden (Yenzer) Bradbury. He married Betty Marie Lucas on March 2, 1954, in Fort Scott, Kansas. She preceded him in death on June 25, 2021.

 

Gerald graduated from Uniontown high school with the Class of 1953. He was a Heavy Equipment Operator for Bandera Stone and Ready-Mix Operator for many years, working in general construction primarily with concrete. He also farmed, and together he and Betty raised chickens and bees, selling the eggs and honey.

 

Gerald was a member of the Mount Orum Baptist Church in Redfield, and Gideon International.

 

Gerald is survived by his children, Gerald Bradbury, Jr. and wife Irene, of Redfield, James Bradbury and wife Rachel, also of Redfield, Belinda Holder, of Gering, Nebraska, and Clarinda West and husband Larry of Asbury, Missouri; five brothers, William Lawrence Bradbury, Michael Morris Bradbury, Larry Wayne Bradbury, Sr., Thomas Ray Bradbury, and Max Dwayne Bradbury; a sister, Margaret Ann Epp; thirteen grandchildren, and twenty-two great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife Betty, he was also preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Donald Alex Bradbury; a son, David Alan Bradbury; a granddaughter, Janelle Holder; a son-in-law, Ron Holder.

 

Following cremation, graveside services will be held at a later date at Mapleton Cemetery. Per Gerald’s, wishes there will be a double service so Gerald and Betty can be laid to rest together. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at konantz-cheney.com.

 

Obituary of Nancy Schmidt

Nancy Jill (Henley) Schmidt, 70, most recently of Star Valley, Arizona, passed away in Scottsdale, Arizona on May 7, 2022. She was born February 5, 1952, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the daughter of Everett Bruce and Hara Jane (Franis) Henley.

She married Steven Howard Schmidt, and he survives of the home.

 

Graveside services for Nancy will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 2022, at the Fort Scott National Cemetery under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kansas, 66701. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at konantz-cheney.com.

 

Obituary of Nina Carlotta Morasch

Nina Carlotta Morasch, age 78, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Ft. Scott.  She was born January 6, 1944, in Queensland, Australia, the daughter of Philip Anthony Bertino and Lucille Muriel Dalby Bertino.  Soon after Nina’s birth, the family moved to New York City.  She grew up in New York and married Norman Gary Morasch on November 1, 1963, in New York City’s Greenwich Village.  The couple soon moved to Kansas City.  Nina later took a job with the Internal Revenue Service.  She retired from the IRS as a senior auditor after twenty-one years of service.  She enjoyed reading and going on QVC shopping sprees.

 

Survivors include two daughters, Rachel Morasch of Ft. Scott and Vivian Westpahl (Mark) of Overland Park, Kansas; seven grandchildren, Devon Morasch (Christina), Morgan Gordon (Ethan), Chelsea Goff (David), Amanda Ruby (Eric), Kori Hays (Stas), Erica Westphal and Grace Westphal and five great-grandchildren, Quinton, Delilah, Waylon, Dawson and Shepard.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 A.M. Friday, May 20th at the Cheney Witt Chapel.  Burial will follow in the U. S. National Cemetery in Ft. Scott.  The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5 to 7 P.M. at 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 James Emmerson

James (Jim) Edwin Emmerson, age 77 of rural Fort Scott, KS, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2022, surrounded by family.

Jim was born August 29, 1944, in Fort Scott, KS, the son of John and Evelyn Emmerson.  Jim graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1962.

Jim was a lifelong farmer in the Hammond community.  He enjoyed flying, building, and participating in EA (Experimental Aircraft Association).  He was a long-time attendee each summer at the EAA Convention in Oshkosh, WI. Airplanes were his passion, but they took a backseat to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He enjoyed spending time with them by attending their sporting events, recitals, and school programs.

Survivors include his three daughters, Sherri, and husband David Nash of Peculiar, MO, Angie and husband Joe Dauben of Texas, and Suzanne and husband Matt Quick of Fort Scott, KS.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren; Adrienne Rinehart and husband Brendan, Meredith Marshall, and husband Colin, Dakotah Gettler, Benjamin Gettler and wife Ashley, Samantha Nash, Peyton Quick, Grayson Quick, and four great-grandchildren; Lucas Nash, Selah and Emerson Marshall, and Oliver Gettler.  In addition, he is survived by his brother Fred Emmerson and wife Peggy, his sister Marilyn Hill and husband Tom, several nieces and nephews, and his former wife, Rita Johnston-Emmerson.

Jim was preceded in death by his daughter, Cindy Emmerson, and his parents John and Evelyn Emmerson.

 

The family will hold a private gathering at a later time.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Capper Foundation and may be left in the care of Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, P. O. Box 309, Fort Scott, KS  66701.  Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at konantz-cheney.com.

 

Obituary of Lori Ruddick

Lori Grace Ruddick, age 63, resident of Nevada, MO, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, KS.  She was born February 1, 1959, in Fort Scott, KS, the daughter of Alvin M. and Betty Pauli Ruddick. Lori graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1977 and received her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, KS in 1982.  She was in private practice at Alternatives in Mental Health since 1994 in Nevada, MO.  She raised two children, Jeremy Adam Ruddick, and Abby Ruddick Simmons.

 

Lori had a passion for raising golden retrievers and Maltese for over 40 years.  She lived for her children and dedicated her time to their community and school extracurriculars throughout their childhood.  She spent summers, holidays, and many days in between traveling to the lake to spend time with family and friends.

 

Survivors include her mother, Betty Ruddick, Fort Scott, KS; her two children, Jeremy Ruddick and wife Nicole and their son Cooper, Lamar, MO, and Abby Simmons and husband Cody and their son Jackson R., Carl Junction, MO; her three sisters, Lisa and husband Ron, St. Louis, MO, Linda Burger, St. Louis, MO, and Leslie and husband Chris, Lee’s Summit, MO; her nieces and nephews Haley Trainor and husband Michael, Aaron Rucker, Nick Ogden and wife Taylor, Hannah Ogden, and Samantha Irene.  She was preceded in death by her father, Alvin M. Ruddick.

 

There was cremation.  The family will hold private services with a public celebration of life to be announced at a later date.  Memorials are suggested to Bourbon County CASA and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Fort Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online quest book at cheneywitt.com.

Obituary of Ellise Davis

Ellise Davis, age 98, a resident of Chanute, Kansas, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2022, at the Wesley Woodlawn Hospital in Wichita, Kansas.

She was born Elane Catherina Thompson, on October 27, 1923, in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Cornelius Thompson and Juanita Hughes. At the age of three, she went to live with Rev. Allen Jones and his wife, Mary.  Rev. Jones was a deacon at St. Paul’s A.M.E. Church in St. Louis.  She spent many hours helping him around the church and earned the nickname “Little Church Mouse.”  During this time, she also played on the church piano, a talent she enjoyed throughout her life.

Her name was later changed to Ellise, but her friends called her Tootsie.  She received her early education in St. Louis schools and went on to graduate from the Stowe Teacher’s College also in St. Louis.  She met Paul Davis, who was an usher at the church, and they were joined in marriage on April 18, 1942, in Union, MO.  Ellise gave birth to nine children.

Ellise moved the family to Ft. Scott, Kansas and later was baptized as a Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1969. She continued her education as a non-traditional student and graduated from Ft. Scott Junior College.

She went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in social work from Pittsburg State University, graduating in 1972, at the age of 49.  Ellise worked as a social worker for the Labette County SRS Office in Parsons, Kansas for twenty-three years, retiring in 1995 at the age of 72.

Ellise grew up through the Great Depression, and despite many hardships, managed to get an education and raise her large family as a single parent. She also learned to drive a stick-shift in her 40’s. She will be remembered as a member of the Greatest Generation.

Survivors include six children, Saundra Woolfolk of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Paulette Mosbey of Kansas City, Missouri, Joyce Johnson (Woody) of Wichita, Kansas, Ralph Davis (Tänya) of Chanute, Kansas, Kevin Davis of Manhattan, Kansas and Deborah Goins (Wayne), also of Manhattan, Kansas.  Also surviving are eighteen grandchildren, Craig, Kirk, Mitchell, Michael, Mechelle, Gary Jr., Maurice, Juanette, Kimberly, Ray Jr., Chelsea, Monica, Tyrone, Kiesha, Shenee, Alyssa, Sea and Jasmine; forty-two great-grandchildren, twenty-three great-great-grandchildren and two great-great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, three children, Allen, Gary and Diane; four grandchildren, Dale, Keishia, Detrick, and Danicka; one great-granddaughter, Danielle; and a foster-sister, Fannie Mae.

Private burial will take place at the Evergreen Cemetery in Ft. Scott, Kansas. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

Obituary of Virginia Warren

Virginia Lee Warren, age 79, of Independence, Missouri passed away May 8, 2022, at The Villages of Jackson Creek Memory Care.

She was born December 13, 1942, in Mapleton, KS to Dorothy (Schmitz) Chapman and James Chapman. She grew up in Fort Scott, KS, graduating from Fort Scott High School in 1960 and always considered Fort Scott her “home”.

 

Virginia spent much of her childhood battling polio she contracted at 18 months old, undergoing numerous surgeries and treatments at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She learned to walk using a built-up shoe and braces and never let it slow her down. She was named Queen of Dimes at Fort Scott High School working to raise money for the March of Dimes.

After graduation, she worked primarily as a keypunch operator and data entry clerk at Western Electric/AT&T until taking her retirement in 2000.

After retiring, she enjoyed volunteering at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, her weekly grocery/shopping trips with her sister and Friday morning breakfasts with any family member who could join in. She was notorious for not being able to pass up a deal at Cargo Largo and was quick to tell you about her latest find. She also took pride in her large video collection, especially her vast library of John Wayne movies (her absolute favorite) and could always let you know when the John Wayne marathons were playing on television. She was also excited to finally go see “The Faces” of Mount Rushmore, the mountains of Colorado, and the lights of Las Vegas.

 

She is survived by her three children and their spouses, David (Laura) Warren of Blue Springs, Jerry (Sue) Warren of Independence and Jonell (Carter) Craig of Blue Springs, 4 grandchildren, Trevor Warren, Alyssa Warren, Sawyer Warren, and Ashton Warren and 3 great-grandchildren. Surviving siblings are Frances Richey (Independence), James (Elizabeth) Chapman (Independence), Paula Graham (Kansas City), Emmett (Doylene) Chapman (Fort Scott) and Joe Chapman (Independence). She will also be missed by many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents James and Dorothy Chapman, brother, Paul Chapman, and brother-in-law Ricky Graham.

 

Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 11th from 5-7pm with service to follow at Martin Luther Lutheran Church, 1200 SW Blue Parkway, Lee’s Summit, MO.

Graveside service and burial will take place Thursday, May 12th at 11am, Memory Gardens Cemetery, Fort Scott, KS.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made in Virginia’s name to The Alzheimer’s Society, The MS Society, or a charity of your choice, 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 Donald Daily

Donald Dwight Daily, age 64, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Sunday, May 1, 2022, at his home.  He was born September 18, 1957, in Clearwater, FL, the son of Harry and Gwendolyn Martin Daily.

Donald worked as an over the road truck driver for most of his life.

He was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Ft. Scott.

Survivors include two sons, Tanner Daily, Iola, KS, and Lakota Daily, Ft. Scott, KS; a daughter, Rebekah Daily, Sedalia, MO; two stepsons, Jerry Foss, Tillamook, OR, and Robert Johnson, OR; two stepdaughters, Bobbi Grey, Towanda, KS, and Wanda Patton, Ft. Scott, KS; a brother, Dio Daily, Springfield, MO; a sister, Barbara Daily, Tahlequah, OK; 21 grandchildren; and 24 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Daily, and his parents.

 

There was cremation.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, May 12th, at the First Southern Baptist Church in Ft. Scott, KS.

Burial will take place at a later date in Drumright, OK.

Memorials are suggested to the Donald Daily 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 Dorothy Hofman

 

Dorothy Mae Hofman, age 84, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at the St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.

She was born June 1, 1937, at the family farm near Fulton, Kansas, the daughter of Fred Wiley and Opal Duncan Wiley.  She first married Merle Large on December 24, 1952.  Together they had eight children.  Merle and Dorothy later divorced, and she married Ed Hofman.  Ed later preceded her in death.

Through the years, Dorothy worked at various grocery stores and restaurants, but her primary job was taking care of her children.  She enjoyed decorating cakes and crocheting.  She made many afghans which were donated to area charities.  She was a member of the Elks Lodge and the V.F.W. Auxiliary and enjoyed participating in their charitable endeavors.

 

Survivors include six children, Dianna Brown (Russell), Auxvasse, Missouri, Curtis Large (Tammy), Beardstown, Illinois, Joyce Mills (Robert), Ft. Scott, Kansas, Gena Surratt (James), Meredosia, Illinois, Chuck Large (Beth) also of Meredosia and Fred Large of Ft. Scott, a son-in-law, Jim Brown also of Ft. Scott, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are two brothers, Dale Wiley (Marie) and Lloyd Wiley all of Ft. Scott.

In addition to her husband, Ed, Dorothy was preceded in death by a son, Tom Large, a daughter, Susan Brown, a grandson, Aaron Brown, two brothers, Don and Larry Wiley and a sister-in-law, Jean Wiley.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, May 10th at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Burial will follow in the West Liberty Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Care to Share 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 of Helen Farney

HELEN PHILIMENA FRIEDEN FARNEY WENT TO BE WITH HER LORD AND SAVIOR, MAY 2, 2022 AT THE AGE OF 93 YEARS, 6 MONTHS, AND 24 DAYS. SHE WAS BORN ON OCTOBER 8TH, 1928 IN THE FAMILY HOME NORTH OF BURLINGTON, OKLAHOMA, THE 3RD CHILD OF FRIEDA AND JEFF FRIEDEN.

HELEN WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER HUSBAND, HUBER BENJAMIN, THE LOVE OF HER LIFE, PARENTS, FRIEDA AND JEFF FRIEDEN: BROTHERS, HAROLD (KEARNEY, NEBRASKA), JOE (KIOWA, KS.),AND  SISTER MARIE TUCKER(KIOWA,KS.): BROTHERS  IN LAW: DALE TUCKER, DWAINE REEVES, AND JEFF GROOM.

HELEN IS SURVIVED BY HER TWO CHILDREN: SON TOM AND WIFE GAY LEE (KIOWA, KS) AND DAUGHTER ALETA BANWART AND HUSBAND DON (FORT SCOTT, KS)

GRANDCHILDREN: BRANDON THOMAS(MARIANNA) FARNEY, KRISTEN JILL (EDGAR) FLAVELL (COLWICH, KS),  JUSTIN RAY BANWART , ALESHA DAWN (JARED) MARTIN , FORT SCOTT, KS, AND ALYSSA LEE (LEVI), OLATHE, KS.

GREAT GRANDCHILDREN:  SHANIA TRISTIN FARNEY, LIMESTONE, TN,  BRIAN BENJAMIN (JENNIFER),HAZELTON, KS, JOSEPH THOMAS (MALORIE) FARNEY, SHARON, KS:  BRAYDEN LEIGHTON, &  CHANDLER RAY FLAVELL, COLWICH, KS,:  MADELYN ALEXIS (AUSTIN)LATSHAW, KANSAS CITY, KS, EMMA ROSE,  & CEDRIK JARED MARTIN ( FT SCOTT),  AVA GRACE AND LILA JOANN ARNOLD, OLATHE, KS.

GREAT-GREAT GRANDCHILDREN:  MANHATTAN ELAINE LATSHAW(MADELYN AND AUSTIN),  AND SOPHIA MARIE FARNEY,(BRIAN AND JENNY)

HELEN IS SURVIVED BY 2 SISTERS:  ROSEANN REEVES(WICHITA, KS.) AND MARILYN SUE GROOM (OREGON) AND 2 BROTHERS:  IVAN JAMES (TEXAS), AND JEFFREY (HOWARD, KS). : SISTERS  IN LAW: EILEEN FRIEDEN(KEARNEY, NB) AND MILDRED FRIEDEN(KIOWA,KS) AND MANY FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

HELEN ATTENDED ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND GRADUATED FROM BURLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL IN 1946.

AS A YOUNG WOMAN, IN HIGH SCHOOL, SHE HELPED THE NEIGHBORS BY WATCHING THEIR CHILDREN,

CLEANING THEIR HOMES ETC. FOR THE GOING RATE OF $3.OO PER WEEK.  AFTER GRADUATION , SHE WAS ASKED TO DRIVE HER AUNT AND UNCLE, PETE AND MARIE FARNEY, TO ILLINOIS.  WHEN THEY RETURNED HOME, HER DAD HAD A JOB WAITING FOR HER BEGINNING THE FOLLOWING MONDAY AT THE FIRST STATE BANK IN KIOWA.  1946 WAS AN IMPORTANT YEAR TO HELEN AS SHE WAS BAPTIZED IN THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN  BURLINGTON, OK.  TWO YEARS LATER SHE MARRIED HUBER BENJAMIN FARNEY, THE LOVE OF HER LIFE, AND MOVED TO THE FARNEY HOME EAST OF KIOWA.

HELEN WORKED AT THE BANK OF KIOWA , DORIS FASHION SHOP, AND FISHER-WOOD HARDWARE, WHERE SHE WAS TOP SALESWOMAN DURING CHRISTMAS AND WON A BEDROOM SUITE.  LATER IN LIFE, SHE WORKED AT KIOWA HOSPITAL AS A SPECIAL, WHEN NEEDED TO CARE FOR TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS THAT NEEDED EXTRA CARE DURING THE NIGHT.

HELEN AND HUBER ENJOYED TRAVELING TOGETHER.  THERE WERE MANY ROAD TRIPS, AND TRIPS TO VISIT THEIR SIBLINGS.  A HIGHLIGHT WAS A MEMORABLE TRIP TO SWITZERLAND WITH ANNIE AND AARON YAUSSI(HUBER’S SISTER AND HUSBAND)

IN AUGUST 1985, HELEN AND HUBER OPENED THE COUNTRY CORRAL ANTIQUE SHOP.  THEY ENJOYED ATTENDING ANTIQUE SHOWS AND AUCTIONS,  COLLECTING MANY SPECIAL ITEMS TOGETHER.  HELEN HAD A VAST KNOWLEDGE AND EYE FOR UNIQUE ANTIQUES AND APPRECIATED THEIR VALUE.   SHE RETIRED IN 2012 AFTER HAVING OPEN HEART SURGERY.

OVER THE YEARS, SHE ENJOYED COOKING MANY MEALS FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.  SHE COULD PUT A MEAL TOGETHER AND ON THE TABLE IN 30 MINUTES.  SHE WAS A GRACIOUS HOSTESS.  FOR MANY YEARS, HELEN HOSTED A CHRISTMAS BRUNCH FOR THE LADIES OF THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH.

SHE ENJOYED SHOPPING FOR OTHERS AND TAKING FOOD TO THEIR HOMES WHEN THEY WERE ILL. HELEN WAS WELL KNOW AROUND KIOWA FOR HER FAMOUS FUDGE.  THOSE, LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE GIFTED WITH THE FUDGE, HAVE NOt FORGOTTEN THE DELICIOUS CONFECTION.

HELEN LOVED HER CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN AND GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, BABYSITTING, ATTENDING THEIR SPORTS AND MUSICAL EVENTS. IT WAS IMPORTANT TO HER TO BE PRESENT FOR HER FAMILY.  SHE HAD A WAY OF MAKING EVERY DAY INTO SOMETHING FUN AND SPECIAL.

 

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, May 5th at the Apostolic Christian Church in Ft. Scott, Kansas.

A second service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, May 6th at the Apostolic Christian Church in Kiowa, Kansas.

Private burial will take place in the Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery in Burlington, Oklahoma.

Memorials are suggested to either the Ft. Scott or Kiowa Apostolic Christian Church or to Ft. Scott Christian Heights School 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 of Jimmy Ford

Jimmy Duane Ford, age 71, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Monday, May 2, 2022, at Medicalodge of Ft. Scott.

He was born on February 26, 1951, in Red Key, IN, the son of Hubert Wilson Ford and Gladys Bernice Tabor Ford.

He married Neta Dame on August 3, 1968, in Lebanon, MO.  Jim worked most of his life as truck driver, 13 years being with the Earp Meat Company.  Following that, he built, opened, and operated his own mechanic shop.  He was known by friends and family as an excellent mechanic.

Jim enjoyed having his wife Neta cook for all the family at holiday meals.

 

Survivors include his wife Neta of the home; a son, Jimmy Ray Ford, Sr., Ft. Scott; a daughter Natonya Lyne Beerbower and husband Larry, Jr., Uniontown, KS; a nephew, Duane Glasscock, who was raised in the household, and wife Tawnya, AR; 7 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and one more on the way; and several nieces and nephews who all adored him.

He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Paul Edward “E” Hobbs, and Hubert Mitchell “Junior” Ford; 2 sisters, Vicky Lynn Ford, and infant Evelyn Kay Ford; and his parents.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, May 6th, in the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Burial will follow in the Osaga Cemetery, Fulton, KS.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM Friday until service time at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the Medicalodge Activity 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.