• Shawnee

    John P. Kettler

    John P. Kettler, 82, of Shawnee, KS, passed away at home on June 28, 2018.  John was born on October 13, 1935, in Alton, Iowa and graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1958.  After college, John worked for Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry-Dock as a piping designer and then went to work for Honeywell Inc. in Madison, WI where he met Ruth Schwenkner.  John and Ruth were married on June 23, 1962 and moved to Burlington, IA where they had their first son, Craig, in 1964.  John transferred with Honeywell to Milwaukee, WI where they had their second son, Keith, in 1965.  John went…

  • Iola

    Eula McKee

    Eula McKee Eula Darlene McKee, age 60, passed away at her rural Bronson home on June 26, 2018, after a brief illness. Eula was born on Jan. 15, 1958, in Garnett, to Walter J. Stotler and Iva J. Zornes Stotler. Eula married the love of her life, Douglas McKee, on July 9, 1973, in Iola. Eula attended Colony High School. Eula loved her family, loved to fish, loved to sew, and she had a special love for small children. She helped her dad run his store in Moran. She was known to be very kind and loving, but also had a “firecracker” side when provoked. Eula was known for her…

  • Columbus,  Frontenac,  Pittsburg,  Weir

    Jerry E. Linthicum

    Jerry E. Linthicum Jun 30, 2018 Jerry E. Linthicum, 85, of Frontenac, KS died 8:57am Saturday June 30, 2018 at his home from natural causes. Jerry was born April 8, 1933 in Arma, KS the son of Maurice and Lucy (Bosinio) Linthicum. Jerry was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Pittsburg High School. He later earned his B.S. Degree at Kansas Teacher’s College in Pittsburg, KS. He worked for Boeing in Wichita; KS; McNally’s in Pittsburg, KS; List and Clark Construction in Pitts…

  • Pratt County

    Bobbie (Bob) Joe Carter, d. June 26, 2018

    Bobbie (Bob) Joe Carter, 76, passed away on June 26, 2018, at his home in Liberal, KS. He was born to Talmadge Carter and Madge Adams Simpson on September 14, 1941 at his grandparent’s home in rural Louisa, KY.He was raised by his grandparents, Millard and Lucy Adams and at the age 15 moved to Liberal following other family. After finishing the 9th grade, he began working in housing construction with his uncles, Art Olson, Fred Adams and Bill Rogers. He was also employed by […]

  • Pratt County

    Beverly Jo (Sullivan) Bobbitt, d. June 25, 2018

    Beverly Jo (Sullivan) Bobbitt passed away at Hilltop Manor in Cunningham on Monday, June 25, 2018 at the age of 81. She was the youngest of four born to Daniel P. and Blanche A. (Mog) Sullivan on January 1, 1937 in Ellsworth, Kansas.Beverly started school in Newton, KS and finished her education in Great Bend, KS. She married her high school sweetheart, Bobby Ray Bobbitt in May 1954 at the First United Methodist church in Great Bend. They had four children. She was widowed at the […]

  • Pratt County

    Marcia Barnes, d. June 28, 2018

    PRATT, KANSAS — Marcia Barnes, 81, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Pratt Rehabilitation and Residence Center in Pratt. She was born August 30, 1936 in Kansas City, Missouri adopted by Clarence and Leah (McCormick) Ladd. In 1964 she married Robert Barnes. He preceded her in death.Marcia was a member of First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed weeding her garden, puzzles, watching television especially soap operas and playing board and card games.She is […]

  • Pratt County

    Michael Lynn Fairleigh, d. June 21, 2018

    PRATT — Michael Lynn Fairleigh, 66, of Pratt, KS, died June 21, 2018, in Oklahoma City, OK, as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.He was born February 26, 1952, to the late Roy and Marian Fairleigh in Scott City, KS, where he graduated from Scott Community High School in 1970.He was a long-time employee of the KS Department of Transportation and the KS Department of Wildlife and Parks.He had a great love for flat track racing […]

  • Pratt County

    Kenny Orem, d. June 28, 2018

    PRATT, KANSAS — Kenny Orem passed away in his home in Pratt, Kansas on June 28, 2018. Kenny was born January 20, 1926 in Liberal, Missouri to Carl Orem and Irene (Depue) Orem.He married Doris Arlene (Thiesing) July 30, 1949 in Greenbush, Kansas at St. Aloysius Catholic Church.  They made their home in McCune, Kansas.  She preceded him in death on April 3, 2016.As a member of the Greatest Generation, he served in the U.S. Army in World War II […]

  • Shawnee

    Edythe Virginia McNown

    Edythe McNown, of Fairway, Kansas died June 29, 2018.  Edythe was born in Torrington, Wyoming and was raised on a ranch outside of Ft. Laramie, Wyoming by parents Charles Mead and Ada Guy Sandercock.   She showed great musical talent at an early age and began lessons in piano from her mother. Edythe received a Bachelors of Music from The University of Wyoming, a Masters of Arts in piano from Kansas City University. She attended the Aspen School of Music and post graduate Masters Classes from Wyoming University and Kansas City University.   She married Myron McNown in 1954 and they raised 3 children: Cynthia, Douglas and Gregory.   Edythe…

  • Gardner

    Marie Renfro-Gillespie

    It is with great sadness that the family of Marie Renfro announces her passing on June 22, 2018 at the age of 58. Marie will be lovingly remembered by Janice (her mother) Jim, Mark and Dale (brothers), Kristen (daughter), Greg (son), Jeremy (step-son), Dorthey (step-daughter), Megan, Dale, Tony, Riliegh, Macie, Greysen and Emersyn (grandchildren) She will also be fondly remembered by nieces Jennifer, Brittney and Jami and one nephew, Jimmy. Marie will be remembered by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Marie spent her time watching her grandchildren participate in various activities. She enjoyed spending time outside. She was employed by Shawnee Mission School District for many years. Marie was…