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March 6, 2008

March 13, 2008

March 20, 2008

March 27, 2008

Melvin Boyle

Morton Brewer

Evelyn Hauf

Annetta Cannon

Carol Clark

Esther Brock

James Hubbard

Lora Onabelle Hayden

Hazel DeGiusti

James ìBillî Carlisle

Bert Knisely

Esther Keene

Nancy Kokko

Kay Christian

Harry Morris

Glenn Parrott

Dorothy Reynolds

Virginia Eaton

Corey James

Edith Patterson


Melvin Boyle - Published March 6, 2008

Death has claimed the life of Melvin Joe ìPopsî Boyle. Mr. Boyle passed from this life Monday, February 25, 2008 at BSA Hospital in Amarillo, Tx. at the age of 71.

The son of the late Joe Boyle and Erma Konkel Boyle, he was born June 9, 1936 in Baca County, Co.

Melvin attended school in Springfield, Co. and was drafted to the Army three times serving all three hitches. He was stationed in Colorado Springs, Co., Tacoma, Wa. and Oregon. While in the army, he met and had the opportunity of becoming friends with Elvis Presley.

After his service duties ended, Melvin moved to Elkhart. There he did custom farming and haying. When the CRP program started, he and Gorden Wellen worked with custom grass planting. Melvin traveled around building metal grain storage bins and buildings, and making stock tanks on the government pastures for several years. He also hauled salt water in the oil patch with his brother Raymond for a number of years.

Melvin moved to Goodwell, Ok. around 1990 and worked with Pistol building their hay business. He also worked doing many mechanic and construction jobs on the side.

ìPopsî, as he was known by most, is preceded in death by his father, mother and brother Don Boyle.

Survivors include his brother Raymond Boyle and wife Betty of Hugoton; a sister, Marie Schroeder and husband Charlie of Hugoton; son Bryan ìPistolî McCune of Goodwell; grandson Loper McCune of Goodwell; and many nieces and nephews..

Pops touched the lives of many people in his 71 years of life, that are all over the country, thus leaving all marked, by a man so full of life and a heart full of compassion that it must have been made of gold. Everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him will miss him dearly.

Services were attended Friday, February 29, 2008 at the United Methodist Church in Goodwell with Rev. Greg Keith officiating. Graveside services followed Friday afternoon at the Elkhart Cemetery with military honors by the Point Rock Post #3162. Cimarron Mortuary of Boise City, Ok. was in charge of the arrangements.

The family suggests memorials to either the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association. They may be left in care of the mortuary, Box 277, Boise City, Ok. 73933.

Carol Clark - Published March 6, 2008

Friends and family gathered together to remember Carol Louise Clark who passed from this life Monday, February 18, 2008 at Broken Arrow, Ok. A former Stevens County resident, Carol had been a resident of Broken Arrow for nearly a half century.

Born December 20, 1932 in Stevens County, she was the daughter of John Alanson Horton and the former Roxie Viola Burrows.

Carol was a retail sales clerk. In August 1954, she married Kenneth Clark in Hugoton. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Clark was a member of the First Baptist Church of Broken Arrow.

Survivors include her children, Kimber Metz and Burrel Clark and wife Terry all of Broken Arrow; two brothers, Dale Horton of Liberal and Sherrial Horton of Van Nuyes, Ca.; and her three sisters, Faye Langley of Satanta, Myrtle Teeter of Johnson and Dorothy Reynolds of Hugoton.

Services were attended Thursday morning at First Baptist Church of Broken Arrow with Pastor Nick Garland officiating. Burial followed in Park Grove Cemetery under the direction of Christian-Gavlik Funeral Home.

Hazel DeGiusti - Published March 6, 2008

The death of Hazel Marie DeGiusti has been learned.

Hazel was born October 9, 1926 in Hooker, Ok. and passed away Monday, February 17, 2008 in Oklahoma City, Ok. at the age of 81.

She grew up on a farm near Rolla. She was the youngest of six children of Onia and Minnie Tarrant. After graduation from Rolla High School, Hazel went to business school in Kansas City. From there she moved to Oklahoma City where she worked in various jobs.

Near the end of World War II, Hazel joined the Army Cadet Nursing Corps which sent her to Southwestern State College in Weatherford, Ok. She finished nursing school in Oklahoma City and became a registered nurse, a profession she enjoyed for many years.

In 1948 Hazel and Clarence DeGiusti were married. He preceded her in death as did four sisters, Maxine Farlow, Virgie Williamson, Joye Mangels and Georgie Howell and one brother, Oscar Tarrant.

Survivors include her three sons, Anthony and wife Jane, Stephen and wife Sheila and Timothy and wife Elaine; two daughters, Cynthia and husband Ron Kadish and Angela and husband Randy Lister; her nine grandsons; three granddaughters; one great granddaughter; and one grandson-in-law.

Services were attended Saturday, February 22, 2008 at the Southern Hills United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City. Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimerís Association.

Nancy Kokko - Published March 6, 2008

Word has been received of the death of Nancy LaFaun Woolen Christopher Kokko. She passed away Saturday, February 22, 2008 at the Olive Branch Care Center in Casa Grande, Az. at the age of 94 years, eleven months and two days.

LaFaun was born March 20, 1913 in Stevens County as the sixth child to Nellie Odessa Gaddis Woolen and David Franklin Woolen. Her father died just two months prior to her birth and her early years were spent surviving poverty.

May 15, 1930, LaFaun and Archibald James Christopher and to that union we born Douglas Duane, Jon Ramon, James Franklyn and Nancy Joan.

Their early years were spent farming near Hugoton in southwestern Kansas. In 1948 the family moved to Limon, Co. where they continued farming. LaFaun also took on a part-time job doing bookkeeping at Steele Ford Motor Company. September 17, 1956, after just 26 years of marriage her beloved Arch passed away.

LaFaun eventually moved to Genoa, Greeley and Denver, Co. August 10, 1961 she married William Vaino Kokko to whom she was married until his death December 20, 1996. After her marriage to Bill, she took up ceramics and became so good at it that she was giving classes out of her home.

While living in Englewood at Windsor Gardens, they took up the game of golf and LaFaun especially enjoyed the sport. She actually was quite good at it and won her last golf tournament in her early 80s.

One of the pursuits they both enjoyed was traveling in their Airstream trailer. They visited almost every state in the United States but enjoyed wintering in Zapata, Tx. and in Mesa, Az. They came to enjoy Mesa so much that they decided to purchase a home in Leisure World, where LaFaun could play golf more frequently. She joined the Kansas Club and also the Leisure World Theatre Group. She participated in many productions, starring in ìPlaza Suite,î and ìDonít Drink the Water.î

After Bill died, LaFaun chose to move first to Cypress Court and then to The Springs in Mesa, both being assisted living facilities. She enjoyed the activities and her many friends. She loved playing Head and Foot, poker and bingo. She was very involved in the spiritual committee and was proud of the fact that through the collections they brought in on Sunday afternoon, The Springs was able to add to the money presented to the hourly workers for a Christmas gift.

She also loved her family and was so proud of all of them. She loved sports and rarely missed watching the Phoenix Suns or the Arizona Diamondbacks play on television. She enjoyed card and table games, her computer and her many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husbands Arch and Bill, her sons Jon in 2002 and Douglas in 2007, as well as her parents, her brothers Glen, Bill, Melville and her sisters Lela and Ruth.

She is survived by her son James and his wife JoAnn of Springfield, Co.; her daughter Nancy and husband Terry of Dinuba, Ca.; daughter-in-law Anne Christopher of Mesa and Spokane, WA.; and Douglasí companion Helen Denton of Casa Grande; 13 grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Remembrances may be made to RTA Hospice Foundation, RTA Hospice and Palliative Care, 1675 E. Monument Plaza Drive, Casa Grande, AZ 85222 in memory of N. LaFaun Kokko, or the favorite charity of the donor.

A memorial service is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2008 at The Springs, 6220 E. Broadway Dr., Mesa, AZ.

Dorothy Reynolds - Published March 6, 2008

Lifelong Stevens resident Dorothy Lee Reynolds passed from this life Monday, March 10, 2008 at Pioneer Manor at the age of 89.

Dorothy was born in Stevens County, the daughter of Lant Horton and the former Roxie Burrows. She attended the Good Luck School in rural Stevens County and Hugoton High School. After graduation, Dorothy worked in the law office of Bill Eddy.

August 15, 1937, Dorothy and Art Reynolds were united in marriage in Liberal. She was a loving wife to him for 59 years. Together they raised four boys, Wayne, Jack, Bill and Roger.

Dorothy and Art were lifetime members of the Hugoton Riding Club, Dorothy was the treasurer for several years. She was also involved in the formation of the Little Britches Rodeo and a member and secretary for a number of years of the Ladies Auxiliary.

Mrs. Reynolds loved to play bridge and was a member of the Hugoton and Moscow Bridge Clubs and active in the High Point Bridge Club. She also liked jigsaw puzzles, shooting pool, playing cards, reading, needlepoint, crochet, dominoes and crosswords. Traveling with Art was also a big enjoyment in her life as well as traveling with her sisters.

Dorothy was the much-loved grandmother of nine grandchildren. She was pretty much loved by all who knew her.

Survivors include her four sons, Wayne and wife Eva and Jack and wife Pat all of Hugoton, Bill and wife Sandra of Bella Vista, AR.. and Roger and wife Betty Jo of West Fork, Ar.; her nine grandchildren, Mistie Armenta and husband Dan, Lee Reynolds and wife Sherri, Gentry Reynolds, Robin Hull and husband Mark, Paige Catlin and husband Matt, Gena Powell and husband Mike, Chana Boyd and husband Kevin, Gage and Cord; 16 great grandchildren; two sisters, Faye Langley of Satanta and Myrtle Teeter of Johnson; and two brothers, Sherrill of Van Nuys, Ca. and Dale of Liberal. She was a wonderful aunt, great aunt, sister-in-law and friend.

Those preceding Mrs. Reynolds in death were her parents; husband Art; an infant daughter Shirley Yvonne; an infant son Steven Harold; five brothers, Joe, Dean, Lant, Leroy and Donald; and two sisters, Betty Gaye and Louise Clark.

Minister Shane Bowyer will lead the services 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 14, 2008 at the Church of God in Hugoton. Burial will follow in the Hugoton Cemetery under the direction of Paulís Funeral Home of Hugoton.

Memorials may be mailed to Paulís Funeral Home, Box 236, Hugoton, Ks. 67951.

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Morton Brewer - Published March 13, 2008

Longtime Stevens County father, grandfather, great grandfather, farmer, entrepreneur, Morton M. Brewer passed from this life Thursday, March 6, 2008 at Stevens County Hospital in Hugoton. He was 91.

The son of Mack Brewer and the former Jessie Thornhill, he was born February 14, 1917 at Protection.

He and Wilma M. Whitacker were united in marriage August 15, 1937 in Weslaco, Tx. Wilma preceded him in death October 27, 1988.

As a member of a prominent farming family, he taught his family the love of family and farming. His biggest legacy is the influence he had on the lives of his family and friends by his faith in God.

Morton was a charter member of the Hugoton Baptist Church, he was a deacon of the church, and on the Farmer Co-op Board of Moscow.

Survivors include his two sons, Ronald Brewer of Hugoton and Clovis Brewer and wife Ginger of Dodge City; one daughter, Francene Stewart and husband Kenneth of Denton, Tx.; three sisters, Doris Rolle of Mexico, Mo., Irene Morris of Ulysses and Mary Louise Edmondson and husband Kenneth of Bolivar, Mo.; his ten grandchildren; 16 great great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Those preceding him in death were his parents; his beloved wife Wilma M. Brewer; one sister, Marie Linton; brothers-in-law Bill Linton 1st, Lt. Leroy A. Massey, Charles Rolle and Lyle Morris; and special friend Opal Bunyon.

Funeral services were attended Monday morning, March 10, 2008 at the Hugoton Baptist Church with Minister Shane Bouyer presiding. Burial followed n the Hugoton Cemetery under the direction of Paulís Funeral Home of Hugoton.

Esther Brock - Published March 13, 2008

Word has been received of the death of Esther Christina Brock. Mrs. Brock passed from this life Sunday, March 9, 2008 at the Fowler Nursing Home at the age of 97.

Esther was born May 4, 1910 on a farm south of Raymond. Her parents were Frank Meyer and the former Mary Peter. She had one brother, Clifford. Esther and her family moved to a farm south of Fowler when she was 18 months old. He father moved their belongings by wagon. Esther, her mother and brother traveled to Meade County by train.

In 1928 Esther graduated from Fowler High School after attending Lakeview School as a child.

August 20, 1932 Esther married her high school sweetheart Bill Brock at the Presbyterian parsonage in Dodge City. They lived in Fowler and operated a creamery. Sometime later they purchased a grocery store which eventually burned in 1937.

At the end of the depression, Bill and Esther were able to purchase the family farm north of Fowler which they farmed for more than 40 years. For more than 95 years Esther lived near or in Fowler.

Mrs. Brock was a member of the Fowler United Methodist Church; the Lakeview Club, a club her mother began for neighbors; and was a past member of the Rebekah Lodge.

She loved her family, church and her yard. She spent hours growing and tending her flowers. Everyone in Fowler knew Esther by her friendly ways and beautiful yard of red cannas and other flowers.

Those preceding Mrs. Brock in death were, her husband William August 20, 1973 and her brother Clifford Meyer.

Survivors include her daughter Gyla Conklin and husband David of Hugoton; son Gayle and wife Janice of Fowler; six grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

The celebration of life service will take place 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 14, 2008 at the Fowler United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the Fowler Cemetery under the direction of Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary of Meade..

The family would welcome memorials to the Fowler Nursing Home in care of Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, 212 S. Fowler, Meade, Ks. 67864.

James ìBillî Carlisle - Published March 13, 2008

Former Hugoton resident James W. ìBillî Carlisle passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal at the age of 59.

He was born March 21, 1948 in Hugoton the son of James Edward Carlisle and the former Mary Ruby Floyd. He graduated from Hugoton High School in 1966. He has been a resident of the Liberal area for most all of his life.

Bill was a District Superintendent for First National Oil Inc. and had been employed for First National Oil for 27 years.

Mr. Carlisle was a member of Faith Tabernacle Church and Liberal Bassmasters. He love to fish, hunt and build. He has built his own log house. He also loved to be with his family and friends.

December 20, 1996 he married Sandra Bortz Cole in Liberal.

Survivors include his wife Sandra; one son, Kelly Carlisle and wife Kerry of Abernathy, Tx.; step son Brett Cole and wife Mandy of Broken Arrow, Ok.; two daughters, Kristina Gordon and husband Greg and Kandace Carlisle all of Liberal; one step daughter, Deven Cromar of Tulsa, Ok.; his brother Steve Carlisle of Louisburg, Mo.; three sisters, Pat Barker of Wichita; Candy Burnett of Hugoton and Judy McCormick of Medford, Ok.; mother-in-law Virginia Bortz of Liberal; and his eight grandchildren, Shane Wedgeworth, Malcolm Gordon, Kevin Carlisle, Kole Carlisle, Lakin Cromar, Torian Cromar, Maci Cole and Presley Cole.

Mr. Carlisle was preceded in death by his parents and one grandchild, Trystan Gordon.

Services were attended Saturday afternoon, March 8, 2008 at Faith Tabernacle Church with Rev. Rex Petty presiding. Burial followed in the Liberal Cemetery under the direction of Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home of Liberal.

Memorials may be sent to the Faith Tabernacle Church in care of Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home, 1212 West Second, Liberal, Ks. 67901.

Kay Christian - Published March 13, 2008

Death has claimed the life of Kay Christian. Mrs. Christian passed from this life Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at her motherís residence in rural Moscow. She was 52.

Born November 7, 1955 in Liberal, Kay was the daughter of Arthur Jack Smith and the former Wanda Faye Seabolt.

She graduated from Moscow High School in 1973. She then attended Seward County Community College for two years. She was a lifetime resident of the Moscow area, having only lived away in Casa Grande, Az. for five years.

Currently Kay was working at National Carriers in Liberal as a secretary. While living in Arizona, she as a secretary with the Adult Probation Department Pinal County Superior Court.

Mrs. Christian was a member of the Cherokee Nation, a former leader and District officer for the Santa Fe Council Boy Scouts, was active with her children in 4-H and horse shows and was a member of the Moscow Sewing Club.

Her hobbies included caring for her horses, cooking and sharing meals with her family and she loved attending her childrenís athletic events.

Survivors include her three sons, Tyler Christian and wife Marie of Alma, Seth Christian and wife Sarah of San Angelo, Tx. and Treavor Christian of Tulsa, Ok.; one daughter, Channing Christian of Moscow; her mother Wanda Faye Bean of Moscow; one brother, Jim Smith and wife Toni of Moscow; grandmother, Flora Smith of Joplin, Mo.; niece Stacey Smith-Hightower of Liberal; nephew Travis Smith of Lenexa; and great niece and great nephew, Summer Stimpson of Liberal and Jack Smith of Lenexa.

Those preceding Kay in death were her father Arthur Jack Smith; sister Sandra Joy Smith; grandparents William and Ruby Seabolt and Silas ìBudî Smith; great nephew Dalton Dean Geist; and step father Jeff Bean.

Rev. Larry Bradford led the services for Mrs. Christian Saturday afternoon, March 8, 2008 at the Moscow Baptist Church. Burial followed at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City under the direction of Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home of Liberal.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Kay Christian Children Scholarship Fund in care of Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home, 1212 West Second, Liberal, Ks. 67901.

Virginia Eaton - Published March 13, 2008

Friends and family gathered to pay their respects to Virginia Margaret Eaton Saturday morning.

Virginia was born to Chester and Bertha Lasater Mendenhall April 1, 1911 in Fowler.

Margaretís name has been synonymous with her music and her church. She was baptized at the Fowler Christian Church at the age of eight and offered her first public piano presentation at her churchís Easter sunrise service when she was ten. Only God knows how many church services, funerals and weddings she played for. The same can be said of the number of piano students she taught.

A graduate of Fowler High School, Margaret graduated in 1928. She first began teaching piano in studentís homes during her college years at Friends University in Wichita and received a public school certificate from there in 1930.

For five years she taught music in Cullison and then married her high school sweetheart Don Eaton in 1935. They lived in Texas for about ten years and returned to Fowler in 1945 to help run the family business named, Lasater and Mendenhall.

Mrs. Eaton often had an average of thirty students per week come to her home in Fowler for their lessons. She officially retired from at age 85 and in 1996 the Fowler Christian Church honored her with a plaque of appreciation for her 75 years of playing for her Lord. Her ministry of music extended beyond her church because she was a member of the Piano Teachers League in Dodge City and participated in mass piano recitals involving 25 pianos at one time.

There is now way to measure the influence she has had for her Lord. She was an excellent Bible student. She taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and was extremely active in the ladies Christian service group called Christian Matrons.

Those preceding her in death include her parents; sister Maxine Lasater Parker; husband Donald Eaton; and her firstborn son Kenneth Eaton.

Survivors include her son Edward Eaton and wife Leslie residing near Sacramento, Ca. and bill Eaton and wife Kay from Vici, Ok.; her brother Howard Mendenhall of Fowler; six grandchildren; two great granddaughters; three step grandchildren; one step great grandson; many nieces and nephews; and other precious relatives.

Celebration of life services were attended Saturday morning, March 8, 2008 at the First Christian Church in Fowler. Interment followed in the Fowler Cemetery under the direction of Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary of Meade.

In lieu of flowers the family would welcome memorials and cards to be sent to the First Christian Church, PO Box 318, Fowler, Ks. 67844.

Corey James - Published March 13, 2008

Former Hugoton resident Corey Lynn James passed from this life early Tuesday morning, February 26, 2008 in Gahanna, Oh.

He was born February 25, 1971 in Ulysses to Harold and Charlesetta James of League City, Tx. Corey attended elementary school in Hugoton and graduated from high school in Liberal. He worked for the Kansas Department of Transportation in Hugoton and Liberal. Cory also worked with his grandfather on his grandfatherís properties in Hugoton and Liberal.

Corey loved life and when he wasnít doing something with his family, he was out fishing or pheasant or deer hunting with his friends.

He was preceded in death by his loving grandparents Harold and Fay James and Barney and Barbara Mason.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Bridgette James; two daughters Kenyata and Sparkle James of Webster, Tx.; one son Darrell Henson and wife Leticia; and two granddaughters, Sierra and Jasmine Henson all of Wahiawa, Hi.; parents Harold and Charlesetta James; two brothers, Miles James and wife Lilly of Sierra Vista, Az. and Anthony James and wife Greta of Memphis, Tn.; one sister Yulonda Guilbeaux and husband John of League City; his five aunts, Dr. Linda James Myers and husband Roger of Columbus, Oh., Dr. Brenda James of Baltimore, Md., Laura Wright of Detroit, Mi., Beverly Williams and husband Joe of Liberal and Wanda David and husband Virgil of Tulsa, Ok.; two uncles, Mike Mason and wife Lori of Port Arthur, Tx. and Barney Mason of Houston, Tx.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

Memorial services are planned for 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 7, 2008 at Pearland, Tx.

Condolences may be sent to Harold and Etta James, 1 Signature Point Drive, Apt 209, League City, Tx. 77573. A complete obituary will be ran at a later date.

Edith Patterson - Published March 13, 2008

The death of Edith G. Patterson has been learned. Mrs. Patterson passed away Saturday, March 8, 2008 at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses. She was 93.

She was born October 24, 1914 in Gray County, the daughter of Emil Penka and the former Gertrude Kelly.

Edith moved to Grant County in 1932 and worked as a nanny for the Sullivans. She then owned Hickok Community Grocery Store for several years and also worked for the hospital as a ward clerk. she was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, Stitch and Chatter and the First United Methodist Church. Edith loved to crochet and taking care of her grandkids and great grandkids.

May 13, 1934, Edith and Kenneth Patterson Sr. were married in Ulysses.

Survivors include her husband; son Kenneth Patterson Jr. and wife Joann of Ulysses; four grandchildren, Norman Patterson and wife DiAnna, Joe Bob Patterson, all of Ulysses, Tami Chandler and husband Gary of Ness City and Leanne Moore of St. Petersburg, Fl.; ten great grandchildren; two brothers, Glenn Penka of Canyon City, Co. and Leroy Penka of Siloam Spring, Ar.; and sister Martha Washburn of Belen, N.M.

Mrs. Patterson is preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Carl, Eddie and Irwin; four sisters, Hannah, Irene, Edna and Elsie; granddaughter Alice Marie; great granddaughter Julie Ann Brooks; and great grandson Franklin Tyrone Rice.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 2008 at the First United Methodist Church in Ulysses with Rev. Bill Harrold officiating. Interment will follow in the Ulysses Cemetery under the direction of Garnand Funeral Home of Ulysses.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association n care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave., Ulysses, Ks. 67880.

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Evelyn Hauf - Published March 20, 2008

Mourners gathered Thursday morning, March 13 to pay their respects to Evelyn Florence Hauf of Hugoton. Mrs. Hauf passed away Monday, March 10, 2008 at Pioneer Manor in Hugoton where she had been a resident. She was 83.

The daughter of James Preston Hamblin and the former Oma Jane Friend, she was born August 29, 1924 in Jetmore. As a young child she moved to Hugoton with her parents.

Evelyn and Art Hauf were married and he preceded her in death in 1979.

Mrs. Hauf was a homemaker. When living in Grand Island, Ne. she worked at an ammunition plant. Her hobbies were cross-stitching, embroidering, cross word puzzles and reading.

Survivors include her son James Horn and wife Liz of Rose Hill; two daughters, Marilyn Klausmeyer and husband Don of Clearwater and Shirley Schroth of Topeka; her brother Alvin Hamblin of Laverne, Ok.; 21 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; several nephews, nieces; and other relatives and friends.

Those preceding her in death were her parents; husband; son Larry Horn; and three brothers, Leland, Russell and Everett Hamblin.

Graveside services were attended Thursday morning, March 13, 2008 at Fairmount Cemetery in Jetmore under the direction of Paulís Funeral Home of Hugoton.

A memorial has been established for Pioneer Manor of Hugoton. Memorials may be mailed to Paulís Funeral Home, Box 236, Hugoton, Ks. 67951.

James Hubbard - Published March 20, 2008

Former Morton County resident James G. ìJimî Hubbard passed away Saturday morning, March 15, 2008 at the Memorial Hospital of Texas County. He was 90.

The son of Lynwood Hubbard and the former Viola Milburn, he was born north of Rolla in Morton County on July 28,1917.

August 9, 1936, Jim and Wilma Watson of Rolla were married. She preceded him in death April 7, 1988. He was married to Jan (Hill) Williamson June 2, 1996 in Yuma, Az.

Mr. Hubbard was a lifelong farmer, and recipient of the Farm Bureau Century Award. In 1996 Jim moved to Guymon, Ok. from the Rolla area. He was a member of the Grace Southern Baptist Church, Guymon Odd Fellows Lodge# 51, and the Southwest Kansas Royalty Association.

Those preceding him in death were, his parents, his first wife Wilma, one brother and six sisters.

Survivors include his wife Jan Hubbard of the home; two daughters, Diana Ray of Garden City and Patricia Faye Trahern of Johnson; one son, Jerold Hubbard and wife Bonnie of Johnson; a step-daughter Joni and husband Jeff Bilderbeck of Alamosa, Co.; one sister, Virginia Cox of Colorado Springs, Co.; his seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and three step grandchildren.

Funeral services were attended Tuesday morning, March 18, 2008 at the Grace Southern Baptist Church in Guymon with Pastor Tom Freeman officiating. Graveside services followed Tuesday afternoon in the Rolla Cemetery. Services were under the direction of the Bunch - Roberts Funeral Home of Guymon.

The Hubbard family request memorials be given to the Grace Southern Baptist Church. Memorials will be accepted at the church office or the Bunch - Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1112, Guymon, Ok. 73942.

Bert Knisely - Published March 20, 2008

A tragic accident has taken the life of former Hugoton resident Bert L. Knisely of Deerfield. Bert passed from this life Saturday, March 15, 2008 of injuries sustained in an one-car accident near Holcomb. He was 36.

Bert was born August 28, 1976 at Pratt, the son of Dennis L. and Cheryl L. Jones Knisely.

In 1990 he graduated from Hugoton High School and entered the U. S. Navy. He was employed in Deerfield. Bert loved to hunt and was an avid fisherman..

Those he leaves to mourn his passing are his parents, Frank and Cheryl Parsons of Hugoton; companion Tiffany Findley of Lakin; one brother, Jon Parsons of Hugoton; a sister, Stacy Ward and husband Darin of Dumas, Tx; and two step-sisters, Kaela Zack and husband Michael and Carrie Smith all of Aurora, Co.;

Those preceding Bert in death were his father, a sister Stacey Knisely and son Brett Knisely.

Pastor Leroy Herder led the services Wednesday afternoon, March 19, 2008 at the First Christian Church in Hugoton. Interment followed in the Hugoton Cemetery under the direction of Miller Mortuary of Liberal.

Harry Morris - Published March 20, 2008

Lifelong Hugoton resident Harry C. Morris passed from this life Sunday, March 16, 2008 at Stevens County Hospital in Hugoton at the age of 91.

Born April 19, 1916, Harry was the son of C. C. and Florence Farrar Morris. He attended Good Luck Grade School in rural Stevens County. After graduation from Hugoton High School, Harry attended Southwestern College in Winfield.

Mr. Morris returned to rural Stevens County and was a lifetime resident of Hugoton. He farmed his entire life in the Hugoton area.

June 21, 1942, Harry married Mary Beth Mann in Wichita. To this union four children were born: sons Stephen and Gregory, and daughters Jana and Elinor. Mary Beth preceded Harry in death November 11, 1968. He married Doris Lynde in Hugoton on April 4, 1970, who survives him. Other survivors include his four children, Senator Stephen R. Morris and wife Barb, Gregory and wife Sherry, Jana Loibl and husband Greg, all of Hugoton, and Elinor Findley and husband Joe of Scott City; his 12 grandchildren, Stephanie Heger, Susan Mikolajczak, Sara Beth Tasset, Laurie Morris, Jamie Niehues, Gregory Morris, Shannon Crawford, Pvt. 1st Class Bryan Crawford, Brett Crawford, Ginny Titus, Julie Akers and Weston Cox; 23 great grandchildren; one stepdaughter, Diana Frew and husband Larry of Kansas City; four step grandchildren; and five step great grandchildren.

Mr. Morris was also preceded in death by his parents and by his siblings Raymond, Lyle, Helen Morris and Eva Hodges.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 20, 2008 at the Hugoton Assembly of God Church. Burial will follow in the Hugoton Cemetery under the direction of Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home, of Liberal.

Memorials in the name of Harry C. Morris may be made to the Stevens County Hospital or to donorís choice of a Christian ministry and may be sent in care of Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home, 1212 W. 2nd, Liberal, KS.

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Annetta Cannon - Published March 27, 2008

The death of Annetta Cannon has been learned. Mrs. Cannon passed away December 27, 2008 after her 35+ year battle of Muscular Dystrophy in Oklahoma City, Ok.

Annetta was born in Rolla February 14, 1935, the daughter of Virgil and Opal Bullard. She attended the Rolla schools and graduated with the class of 1953.

June 26, 1952, she married Donald Cannon in Clayton, N.M.

Mrs. Cannon designated her body to science in an effort to help others with her disease.

She is survived by her husband Donald; two sons, Richard Cannon and wife Cynthia and R. L. Skip Cannon all of Oklahoma City; her daughter Rebecca Creacy of Oklahoma City; three grandsons; three granddaughters; and five great grandsons.

Those preceding Annetta in death were her grandparents Charles and Pearl Williams; parents Virgil and Opal Bullard; and infant daughter Marcia Ann Cannon.

A memorial service and burial was presented for her March 1, 2008 in the Rolla Cemetery.

Lora Onabelle Hayden - Published March 27, 2008

Former Hugoton teacher Lora Onabelle Hayden passed from this life Sunday, March 16, 2008 at Stafford.

She was born September 8, 1927 in Stafford, the daughter of Alton Keith Rundell and the former Ollie Bell.

Onabelle graduated from Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia with a bachelorís degree in Education. She was a school teacher.

November 28, 1947 Chester Grant Hayden and Onabelle were united in marriage in Stafford. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Hayden was a member of the Christian Church and the DAR, both of Stafford.

Survivors include her son Keith of Stafford; one brother, George Rundell of Topeka; her five grandchildren; and a great grandchild.

Mrs. Hayden was also preceded in death by her parents; daughter Ruie Ann Munson; and two brothers, Herbert and Fred Rundell.

Funeral services were attended Thursday morning, March 20, 2008 at Minnis Chapel of Stafford with Darrel Murphy presiding. Burial followed in Stafford Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the USD 349 Stafford Education Foundation.

Esther Keene - Published March 27, 2008

Death has claimed the life of Esther Keene. Mrs. Keene passed from this life Monday, March 24, 2008 at Stanton County Long Term Care Unit in Johnson at the age of 89.

She was born December 23, 1918 in Burns, the daughter of Simon F. Crites and the former Jessie Hutchinson.

Esther graduated high school from Burns and El Dorado Junior College in El Dorado.

August 23, 1939, Esther and William Lesley Keene were married in Missouri.

In 1954 Esther, Bill and their family moved to Ulysses from Pea Ridge, Ar. She was president for the Pink Ladies, a member of the Kitchen Kuties, Glory Singers and traveled with the Grant County Senior Center. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Ulysses.

Survivors include four daughters, Sara Lorine Myers and husband Bob of Ulysses, Wilma Irene Myers and husband Harvey of Wamego, Judy Kay Gaff and husband Dawn of Caney and Sharon Jean Budion and husband Joe of Sylvania, Oh.; ten grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and five great great-grandchildren.

Those preceding Esther in death were her husband on May 11, 1979; son Lesley Eugene; four sisters, Phyllis Harris, Jesse Frances Tyson, Lucille Diehl, Zilpha Jeppson; and her brother Leslie Crites.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2008 at the Country View Baptist Church in Ulysses with Rev. Sam Bynum officiating. Interment will follow at the Ulysses Cemetery under the direction of Garnand Funeral Home of Ulysses.

Memorial contributions may be given to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave.., Ulysses, Ks 67880.

Glenn Parrott - Published March 27, 2008

Word has been received of the death of Glenn Resor Parrott of Washington Mr. Parrott passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at the United Presbyterian Home in Washington following a short illness. He was 95.

Born October 21, 1912 in Danville, Ia, Glenn was the son of Eugene Parrott and the former Stella Resor. He attended Danville High School and later graduated from Rhodes High School, west of Marshalltown, Ia.

After attending John Fletcher College at Oskaloosa, he taught rural school for three years, then finished at Wheaton College, IL, and took seminary training at Garrett Biblical Institute at Evanston, Il.

Mr. Parrott began his career in the Methodist Ministry in Michigan, where he met and married Jane Carlson of Chicago. At one time they cared for two foster children for three years. Jane died in 1995 and in 1998 he was united in marriage to Mary Carlson, Jane's sister-in-law, at Hugoton.

After serving eight years in Michigan, Glenn pastored Methodist Churches in Iowa at North English, Winterset, Council Bluffs, West Des Moines and Tipton and was the Ottumwa District Superintendent for six years, at which time he received an honorary doctorate degree from Iowa Wesleyan College. During those years he counseled and directed several church youth camps and served on the United Methodist conference board of evangelism and board of ministry. He was elected delegate to General Conferences at Dallas and at St. Louis, and Jurisdictional Conferences at Peoria, Indianapolis and Detroit.

Upon retirement Glenn served for five years as Chaplain of the Burlington Medical Center and the chapel at the new Great River Medical Center was named in his honor. At various times he served as interim pastor of seven different Burlington Churches and on boards of the American Red Cross and Visiting Nurses Association.

Moving to the United Presbyterian Retirement Home in Washington in 1995, Glenn continued a personal pastoral ministry by sharing and encouraging others through devotional talks, Bible teaching, visits, letters, phone calls, emails, and the writing of complementary poems. He also joined an art course and drew numerous sketches and colored pictures.

Survivors include his wife Mary of Washington; daughter Andree Halden and Barry of Burlington, Ia.; son Robert Parrott and Mary Jo of Houston, Tx.; daughter-in-law Beverly of Denver, Co; step daughters Marilyn Crane and Robert of Hugoton and Janet Stickler and Bruce of Turpin, Ok; step son Daniel Carlson and Sylvia of Farmington, NM; five grandchildren; seven step grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and five step great grandchildren.

Mr. Parrott was preceded in death by his parents, wife Jane and son Allen

Funeral services were attended Friday morning, March 21, 2008 at the United Methodist Church in Washington with Pastor Julie Poulsen officiating. Burial followed in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery near Danville, Ia.

Memorials in the name of Glenn Resor Parrott have been established to the United Methodist Church Youth program or the Burlington First United Methodist Church Building Fund.

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