• May 27, 2015

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Tuesday 05/26/2015
Donald R. Jones
Posted: May 26, 2015 - 10:06 am

Donald R. Jones, passed away from this life on May 22, 2015. He was born March 22, 1939 in Carthage, Mo. to the union of Aubrey Cecil “Casey” Jones and Leona Marguerite (Widener) Jones.

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Tuesday 05/19/2015
Shirley Ann Lavery
Posted: May 19, 2015 - 3:14 pm

Shirley Ann Lavery, 78 of Baxter Springs, Kan. passed from this life on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Quaker Hill Nursing Home.

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Monday 05/18/2015
Charles Anderson
Posted: May 18, 2015 - 10:49 am

Charles Anderson 84, of Columbus, Kan. died 2 a.m. Thursday May 14, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Pittsburg, Kan. following an illness.

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Mary Evelyn Coldiron
Posted: May 18, 2015 - 10:50 am

Mary Evelyn Coldiron, 71, of Leawood, Kan., beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, passed away May 9, 2015 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Mary was born in Columbus, Kan. to Dr. Harley S. Coldiron and Mary Elizabeth Brookhart Coldiron. She was preceded in death by her parents and her stepmother, Nina Cook Coldiron. Mary spent the last twenty-three years of her career working for C&O Electric Sales. She devoted her life to helping those in need and unconditionally offered her time, support, laughter, and advice.

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Tuesday 05/12/2015
Barbara Lea Cooper
Posted: May 12, 2015 - 11:20 am

Barbara Lea Cooper of Miami, Okla. passed away Friday, April 24, 2015 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo. She was 69.

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Betty Lorraine Ernst
Posted: May 12, 2015 - 10:07 am

Betty Lorraine Ernst, 83, of Baxter Springs, Kan. passed from this life on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at home surrounded by family.

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Marjorie Marie (Fitzpatrick) Gilmore
Posted: May 12, 2015 - 10:00 am

Marjorie Marie (Fitzpatrick) Gilmore, age 74 of Baxter Springs, Kan., passed away at 9:08 a.m. on April 24, 2015 at Freeman West Hospital after a sudden illness.

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Dorothy York
Posted: May 12, 2015 - 10:02 am

Dorothy York, 76 of Weir, Kan. died at 12:54 p.m. Friday May 8, 2015 at her home in Weir.

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Kevin Daroll Rennie
Posted: May 12, 2015 - 9:54 am

Kevin Daroll Rennie, 55 of rural Columbus died Saturday, May 9, 2015 in Mercy Hospital, Joplin, Mo. Kevin was born March 10, 1960 in Columbus, Kan. He was the son of Daroll Rennie and Rosalie Epler Rennie.

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Wanda Mae Doughty
Posted: May 12, 2015 - 9:57 am

Wanda Mae Doughty, 77 of Albuquerque, N.M. formerly of the Pittsburg area died Saturday March 28, 2015.

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Thursday 05/07/2015
Betty Lorraine Ernst
Posted: May 07, 2015 - 12:52 pm

Betty Lorraine Ernst, 83, of Baxter Springs, KS passed from this life on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at home surrounded by family.

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Tuesday 05/05/2015
Deana Elliott
Posted: May 05, 2015 - 9:02 am

Deana Elliott, 62, of Baxter Springs, Kan. passed from this life on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family.

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Monday 05/04/2015
Kacee Lynn McDade
Posted: May 04, 2015 - 10:45 am

Kacee Lynn McDade, age 28, Kansas City, Missouri, passed away at 1:42 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2015 at her residence after a sudden illness.

Kacee was born January 24, 1987 in Joplin, Missouri, to Ric McDade and Cindy Clark Barta. She lived in Joplin before moving to Springfield in 2003 and eventually, Kansas City in 2007.

She worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Thomas Anderson and Associates for several years. Like any other young women, Kacee was fond of shopping. She was a frequent visitor of the gym and attended The Cause Church, Kansas City. Kacee was also a volunteer at the Gillis House, a home in Kansas City for abandoned boys.

She is survived by her brothers, Eric McDade and his wife, Michelle, Excelsior Springs, Missouri, Tee Jay McDade and his wife, Chasidy, Pittsburg, Kansas; her mother, Cindy Barta and her husband, Darin, Oak Grove, Missouri; her father, Ric McDade, Springfield; sister, Danika McDade, Springfield; maternal grandparents, Clarence and Sue Clark, Joplin, Dick and Joy Barta, Independence, Kansas; paternal grandmother, Kathryn Byrd, Valrico, Florida; and several other extended family members and many friends.

Memorial services are planned for Monday at 3:00 p.m. at Parker Mortuary with Reverend Bob Simon will officiating.

The family will receive friends following the memorial services at the mortuary.

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Tuesday 04/28/2015
Belinda Minor
Posted: April 28, 2015 - 9:08 am

The family would like to joyfully celebrate the life of Belinda Minor! 

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Monday 04/27/2015
Marjorie Marie (Fitzpatrick) Gilmore
Posted: April 27, 2015 - 11:35 am

Marjorie Marie (Fitzpatrick) Gilmore, age 74 of Baxter Springs, Kan., passed away at 9:08 a.m. on April 24, 2015 at Freeman West Hospital after a sudden illness.

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Thursday 04/23/2015
Revea Bonita Fuller
Posted: April 23, 2015 - 2:05 pm

Revea Bonita Fuller returned to her Heavenly Father on Monday April 6, 2015 at her home at Vintage Park in Eureka, Kan. at the age of 93.

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Monday 04/20/2015
A.V. Hearon
Posted: April 20, 2015 - 3:01 pm

A.V. Hearon, 81, of Joplin, MO passed from this life on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Mercy Hospital, Joplin, Mo.

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Charles Arthur Bowin
Posted: April 20, 2015 - 2:59 pm

Charles Arthur Bowin, 90, of Scammon, Kan., died at 5:45 a.m., Monday, April 13, 2015 at Medicalodge in Columbus. Charles was born March 2, 1925 in Roseland the son of Elmer and May (Welcher) Bowin.  He was the sixth of nine children. He attended local schools in West Mineral, KS.  He later attended Pittsburg Teacher’s College training for Mechanics.

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Tuesday 04/14/2015
Mary Miller
Posted: April 14, 2015 - 10:31 am

Mary Miller, a resident of Lawrence. KS. since 1958, passed on the 8th of April.

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Randel LaVerne (Randy) Messner
Posted: April 14, 2015 - 10:05 am

Randel LaVerne (Randy) Messner, 56 of Pittsburg, died at noon on Friday April 10, 2015 at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. following a short illness.

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Gloria J. Tarter
Posted: April 14, 2015 - 10:03 am

Gloria J. Tarter, 85 formerly of Scammon, KS died at 12:05 p.m. Wednesday April 8, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Pittsburg, Kan.

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William Warren Everett
Posted: April 14, 2015 - 9:12 am

William Warren Everett 88, of Scammon, Kan. died 8:12 p.m. Sunday April 12, 2015 at his home following an illness.

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Monday 04/06/2015
Billie (Bill) Mark Yost
Posted: April 06, 2015 - 11:49 pm

Billie (Bill) Mark Yost of Columbus, Kan. passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Integris Baptist Regional Health Center in Miami, Okla. He was 87.

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Donald Kenneth Robbins
Posted: April 06, 2015 - 11:51 pm

Donald Kenneth Robbins, 84, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015 in Springfield, Mo. at his daughter’s home with his family by his side. Don was born July 10, 1930 in Neosho, Mo. to H.K. (Bus) Robbins and Millie (Peters) Robbins. He was the oldest of five siblings, and the only boy. He graduated High School in 1950 at Baxter Springs, Kan. He excelled in sports where he earned 10 varsity letters in football, track and basketball. After graduating, he served his country aboard the USS Consolation and USS Haven as a Navy Corpsman during the Korean War. After his honorable discharge from the service he returned home where he was employed by B.F. Goodrich Tire and Rubber Corp. in Miami (OK) as a lab technician. Don also earned an Associate’s in Arts Degree from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in Miami, Okla. in 1958. While working at the plant he met the love of his life, Ardys Maurine Wolfe, and they were married on June 7, 1955. They were blessed with three children, Rance, Robyn, and Regina. Upon his retirement in 1986, after over 30 years with B.F Goodrich, Don and Ardys moved to Bernice, Okla. on the shores of Grand Lake where he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and working in his yard. Don was also an accomplished wood carver and a gifted artist. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

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Thursday 04/02/2015
Ethel Louise Williams
Posted: April 02, 2015 - 10:41 am

Ethel Louise Williams died on March 14, 2015 at Overland Park Hospital. She was born January 15, 1934. Wake services will be held on April 2, 2015 at 5 p.m. Her hometown was Baxter Springs, Kan.

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Tuesday 03/31/2015
Patricia East
Posted: March 31, 2015 - 10:58 am

Patricia East, 64, of Sallisaw, Okla. passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015 in Tulsa, Okla. She was born March 16, 1951 in Baxter Springs, Kan. the daughter of Charles and Leona (Bendure) Sweeton. She married Billy William East on June 4, 1971 in Riverton, Kan. Mrs. East was a teacher’s assistant and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors are: husband, Bill of the home; one daughter: Tricia East of Elkins, Ark.; two sons, Scott East of Miami, Okla. and Billy Parsons of Sallisaw, Okla.; four grandchildren; one sister, Martha Brashears of Commerce, Okla.; four brothers, Bill Sweeton of Riverton, Kan., Gordon Sweeton of Joplin, Mo., Jim Sweeton of Baxter Springs, Kan. and Churck Sweeton of Baxter Springs, Kan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Jack Sweeton andone sister, Christine McNiel.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Baxter Springs, Kan.

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Roger Dale Allen
Posted: March 31, 2015 - 10:30 am

Roger Dale Allen, 79 years and 20 days, born March 6, 1936 in Baxter Springs, Kan. to the union of Doris Marie Mitchelson and Walter Dale Allen joined his Heavenly Father on the evening of March 26, 2015, after losing a long battle with heart disease. He was surrounded by several family members at home.

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Baxter Calendar
Posted: March 31, 2015 - 8:51 am

Thursday, April 2

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Monday 03/30/2015
Judith Kay Parshall
Posted: March 30, 2015 - 12:21 pm

Judith Kay Parshall, 72, of Clearmont, Mo., passed from this life on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at her home in Clearmont.

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Connie “Sue” Hagerty
Posted: March 30, 2015 - 12:15 pm

Connie “Sue” Hagerty, 63 of Pittsburg died at 9:32 p.m. Wednesday March 25, 2015 at the Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg.

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Bettye Jo Haggard
Posted: March 30, 2015 - 12:17 pm

Bettye Jo Haggard, a long-time resident of Pittsburg, Kan. died March 26, 2015 at the Via Christi Village Nursing Facility in Pittsburg.

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Carol Sue Brown
Posted: March 30, 2015 - 12:12 pm

Carol Sue Brown, 70, of Baxter Springs, Kan. passed from this life peacefully on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Freeman Hospital, Joplin, Mo.

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Monday 03/16/2015
Harold E Getman
Posted: March 16, 2015 - 1:39 pm

Harold E Getman, Age 89, passed away at 5:25 p.m., Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Wildwood Community, Joplin, Mo. following an illness.

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Margaret Ann McLean
Posted: March 16, 2015 - 1:41 pm

Margaret Ann McLean 87, of Scammon, Kan. died 9:15 p.m. Thursday March 12, 2015 at the Medicalodge Nursing Home in Columbus, Kan. following an illness.

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Friday 03/13/2015
Bob D Sirratt
Posted: March 13, 2015 - 10:52 am

Bob D Sirratt, 89, of Baxter Springs, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015.
Bob was born on July 4, 1925 in Hockerville, Okla. to Robert and Lane Sirratt. He married Doris King Howard on August 15, 1965 in Overland Park, Kan.
Bob was a lifelong jeweler, watch maker, entrepreneur and inventor. He attended watch making school in Kansas City. He owned Baxter Jewelry for 30 years and was CEO of File-A-Gem for 36 years. To say he was an avid fisherman is an understatement. He was in constant pursuit to learn something about everything and enjoyed reading. He was a WWII Veteran of the Air Force, a member of the VFW, the Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of Kansas, Baxter Lodge 71 and Retail Jewelers Organization.

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Donald Ray Renick
Posted: March 13, 2015 - 10:50 am

Donald Ray Renick, 52, of Quapaw, Okla. passed from this on Monday, March 9, 2015 at Freeman Hospital, Joplin, Mo.

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Michele S. Long
Posted: March 13, 2015 - 10:47 am

Michele S. Long, age 61 entered into God’s Kingdom at 11:22 p.m., Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin, Mo.

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Kenneth Burdett Dutton
Posted: March 13, 2015 - 10:35 am

Kenneth Burdett Dutton, 93 of Pittsburg, Kan. died at 2:25 a.m. Monday March 9, 2015 at the Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kan.

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Monday 03/09/2015
Thomas William Wishart
Posted: March 09, 2015 - 12:47 pm

Thomas William Wishart, 66, of Pittsburg died March 6, 2015 at Via Christi Hospital.

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Vivian Sue (Nielsen) McCormick
Posted: March 09, 2015 - 12:39 pm

Vivian Sue (Nielsen) McCormick, 66, of Baxter Springs, Kan., passed away at 2:55 p.m., Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Freeman Hospital, Joplin, Mo.

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Francis A. Smith
Posted: March 09, 2015 - 12:36 pm

Francis A. Smith, 77, of Pittsburg, died March 5, 2015 at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kan.

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Friday 03/06/2015
Eva M. (Poor) Marshall
Posted: March 06, 2015 - 11:32 am

Eva M. (Poor) Marshall, 83 of Columbus, Kan. died at 7:23 a.m., Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at her home following a short illness.
She was born October 25, 1931 in Oswego, KS the daughter of George and Verna (Smith) Elliott.  She attended school in Oswego and graduated from the Oswego High School in 1951.
On March 22, 1953 she was united in marriage to Charles John Poor; he preceded her in death on September 16, 1974.
She was a lifetime area resident and a longtime member of the Assembly of God Church in Oswego.  She also enjoyed bowling and was a member of the WIBC Bowling League.
Eva worked at Ace Electric in Columbus for 24 years before her retirement in 2004. 
Survivors include three daughters: Janice (Merle) Chebultz of Columbus, Leah (Patrick)Doty of Galena, Kan. and Patty (Les) Flood of Columbus; three sisters: Jane Garrett of Lubbock, Texas, Edna Smith of Emporia, Kan. and Georgie Stevenson of Edna, Kan.; along with 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, a sister Mary Campbell, three brothers: Robert, Orion and Gilbert Elliott.
Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday March 10, 2015 at the Edgmand with Rev. Rick Prideaux officiating.  Burial will follow.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 12 to 4 p.m. on Sunday and from 8 am until 5 p.m. Monday and 8 to 10 a.m. on Tuesday.  Friends are request to meet at Cemetery for the services.  Condolences may be left at www.bathnaylor.com.  Memorials may be made the Mercy Hospice Foundation; these may be left at or mailed to the funeral home.  Services and arrangements are under the direction of the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home Columbus, Kan.

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Ira Joseph Potter
Posted: March 06, 2015 - 11:27 am

Ira Joseph Potter, 62, water supervisor for the city of Baxter Springs, Kan., died March 3, 2015. Arrangements by Midland Cremation Society of Joplin, Mo.

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Tuesday 03/03/2015
Ollie M. Livingston
Posted: March 03, 2015 - 3:13 pm

Ollie M. Livingston, 81, a dietician, died March 2, 2015. Services will be at a later date. Arrangements by Midland Cremation Society of Joplin, Mo.

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Verda L. Cooper
Posted: March 03, 2015 - 3:10 pm

Verda L. Cooper, 93, of Columbus, died Monday, March 2, 2015, at Medicalodge of Columbus.

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Thomas Bruce Daniel
Posted: March 03, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Thomas Bruce Daniel 88, of Pittsburg, Kan. died 10:49 a.m. Sunday March 1, 2015 at his home following an illness. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Pittsburg, Kan.

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Monday 03/02/2015
C. K. Brown
Posted: March 02, 2015 - 2:41 pm

C. K. Brown, age 74, passed away at 4 p.m., Sunday, March 1, 2015 at his home.

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Thomas Bryan Mathews
Posted: March 02, 2015 - 12:45 pm

Thomas Bryan Mathews 78, of Verona, Mo. died 4:15 a.m. February 26, 2015 at his home following an illness. Cremation arrangements are by Midland Cremation Society of Joplin, Mo.

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William C. Curtright
Posted: March 02, 2015 - 12:46 pm

William C. Curtright, 74, a welder, died February 27, 2015.  Arrangements by Midland Cremation Society of Joplin, Mo.

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Jack C. Stanley
Posted: March 02, 2015 - 12:43 pm

Jack C. Stanley 69, of Carthage, Mo. died 11:50 p.m. February 25, 2015 at his home following an illness. Cremation arrangements are by Midland Cremation Society of Joplin, Mo.

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