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Morris E. "Stub" Wilson, 80, of Independence, Kansas, passed away on November 12, 2017 at Wilson Medical Center in Neodesha, Kansas.  He was born August 22, 1937 in Oak Valley, Kansas to George W. and Treva D. (Piesker) Wilson.

Stub graduated from Longton High School in Longton, Kansas.  Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy.  After an honorable discharge from the Navy, he returned home and married Judith I. Hare on April 1, 1960 in Independence, Kansas.  Stub and Judith made their home in Independence where he became employed by Coca Cola, StarCraft, and the United States Postal Service as a Postmaster.  Stub retired from the Post Office after 33 years. He then became employed as a U.S.D.A. inspector at the Bartlett Flour Mill in Coffeyville, Kansas for 23 years.

Stub will be remembered as a practical joker.  You never knew what he was going to do next.  He was very involved in baseball coaching of all ages and served on the board of the SEK Baseball Association.  During his youth, Stub was asked to play baseball for the Kansas City Athletics and the Baltimore Oriels, but he had to turn them down.  He and Judith founded the Kansas Limousin Cattle Association and traveled promoting the association and showing cattle.
Survivors include his wife, Judith of the home; a son, Marty Wilson of Independence, Kansas; a brother, Steve (Becky) Wilson of Independence, Kansas; six grandchildren, Levi (Dnae) Wilson of Wichita, Kansas, Matt Wilson and companion, Tiffany Coomer of Independence, Kasns, Coby Hanshaw and Colbie Hanshaw, both of Derby, Kansas, Trevor Wilson of Independence, Kansas, and Caleb Wilson of Derby, Kansas; and four great-grandchildren.  Stub was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Connie Ervin; and a son, Terry W. Wilson.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Webb & Rodrick Chapel and Crematory in Independence, Kansas  with burial to follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Elk City, Kansas. Memorials in honor of Stub may be made to the Wilson Medical Center and may be left with the chapel.  To leave a special message for the family, please visit  Arrangements are entrusted to Webb & Rodrick Chapel and Crematory, 306 W. Main, Independence, Kansas 67301.

(taken from the Webb & Rodrick Chapel website)

Obituaries / WELLS, Roger "Lynn" - b. July 6, 1953 - d. November 13, 2017
« on: November 14, 2017, 09:04:26 pm »
Roger "Lynn" Wells, former City Police Chief of Howard, Kansas, age 64, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017.  He was born in Eureka, Kansas on July 6, 1953, the son of the late Robert Wells and Lila (Meisch) Wunderlich. 

Lynn received his education and graduated from Eureka High School in Eureka, Kansas.  He later married Patricia Carnahan in Piedmont, Kansas on June 2, 1973.  This marriage later ended in divorce.  He served the City of Howard as Police Chief for several years before joining the Elk County Sheriff's Office as deputy sheriff.  He also became an EMT for the county.  Lynn then worked for the city of Sedan, Kansas in law enforcement and finished his law career in Wilson County, Kansas at Fredonia.  He was currently working to help his mother in Piedmont, Kansas.

Lynn was a quiet man with a big, soft heart.  He loved kids, and his grandchildren describe him as "good grandpa/papa".  He truly treasured his grandkids, Tanner, Faith, Raegan, and Colter.  He would sometimes get the kids riled up and absolutely loved to wrestle with them. He often took the oldest grandson, Tanner, fishing, which was a hobby Lynn loved as well.  Always, Lynn was a kid at heart as he had several toys and electronics.  He had the latest gadget whether it was a remote control helicopter or, as of late, a drone.

Survivors include his daughters, Michelle and husband, Kevin Weber of Howard, Kansas and Melissa Baumgartel of El Dorado, Kansas; his mother, Lila Wunderlich of Piedmont, Kansas; his siblings, Carolyn Gulick of Emporia, Kansas and Annette Wells and Rebecca Courter, both of Piedmont, Kansas; Ronnie Wells of Atlanta, Kansas; and Jody McCollum of Fall River, Kansas; and his four grandchildren, Tanner and Faith Weber and Raegan and Colter Baumgartel.  Lynn was predeceased by his brother, Randall "Randy" Wells, his sister, Marcella Wells, his father, Robert L. Wells, and his stepfather, Jim Wunderlich.

A visitation is set for Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Countryside Funeral Home in Howard, Kansas.  The funeral service will be held Friday, November 17, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Countryside Funeral Home in Howard with interment following at South Lawn Cemetery in Severy, Kansas.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Lynn's memory to West Elk High School Wrestling Program and may be left with or sent to the funeral home.  Online condolences may be left at  Services have been entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, Kansas 67349.

(taken from the Countryside Funeral Home website)

James M. Mattocks was born on September 19, 1940 in Wauneta, Kansas to Vernon Henry and Hazel Ellen (Fike) Mattocks.  He passed away on November 7, 2017 at the age of 77.

James graduated from Cedar Vale High School in Cedar Vale, Kansas and enlisted in the United States Air Force.  He faithfully served his country until his honorable discharge in 1962. He went on to work for C.E. NATCO for 17 years before retiring from Tulco Oils Company where he was a driver. 

James married Virginia Allison-Ashby, and their union was blessed with two daughters.  He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather.  He adored his family and loved spending time with them.  James, the eldest of nine siblings, enjoyed returning to Kansas to visit his family members there.  In his younger years, James enjoyed square dancing with his beloved wife and dance partner, Virginia.  He also liked to go fishing and play dominoes with friends at the Senior Center.  He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, once again serving his country and fellow veterans. 

James is survived by his wife, Virginia Mattocks of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; his children, Vickie Miller of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Sherry Duncan and husband, Terry of Coweta, Oklahoma; his grandchildren, Adam Gross of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Nathan Gross and wife, Heather of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Michael Gross of Coweta, Oklahoma; his great-grandchild, Grace Gross; his brothers, Oscar Mattocks of Cedar Vale, Kansas, Bob Mattocks of Great Bend, Kansas, and Keith Mattocks of Winfield, Kansas; and his sisters, Elaine Stewart of Moline, Kansas, Marilyn Strole of Clovis, New Mexico, Marie Chunn of Thomasville, Alabama, and Jane Ann Mitchell.  James was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Marvin Mattocks.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 13, 2017 at First United Methodist Church in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.  Burial will follow at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens.  Memorials may be made to Broken Arrow Seniors, Inc., 1800 S. Main Street, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 74012 or to First United Methodist Church Missions, 112 E. College Street, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 74012.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Hayhurst Funeral Home of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

(taken from the Hayhurst Funeral Home website)

Roscoe Lee "Ross" Jontra, age 75, of Fredonia, Kansas, died November 11, 2017 at his home.  He was born on December 19, 1941 in Elk Falls, Kansas, the son of Roscoe and Goldie Lee (Barnaby) Jontra.

After high school, Roscoe earned his Bachelor's degree and taught and coached.  He taught for 20 years in Longton, Kansas followed by 20 years in Texas, returning to Kansas where he taught and retired from Fredonia U.S.D. #484 in Fredonia, Kansas.  He was a member of the Grace First Assembly of God Church in Fredonia.

On March 12, 1965, Roscoe married Sharon J. McFadden in Independence, Kansas.  The have been married for 52 years, and she survives at their home.  Roscoe enjoyed woodworking and especially making cedar chests.  Most of all, Roscoe loved being with his family and watching his children and grandchildren grow into their own families.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon; his sons, Eric Jontra and wife, Christina of Tyler, Texas, Jason Jontra of Tyler, Texas, and Stan Jontra and wife, Jenny of Canton, Texas; his daughter, Londa Tindle and husband, Tyler of Fredonia, Kansas; 9 grandchildren, Jackson and Gracen Jontra of Tyler, Texas, Aubrey, Darcey, and Landrey Jontra of Canton, Texas, Jarran Tindle and wife, Joanna of Leonardville, Kansas, Jarrett Gilbert and wife, Jillian of Round Rock, Texas, Michaela Tindle of Emporia, Kansas, Kellen Tindle of Fredonia, Kansas, and Annette and Thomas Tindle of Leonardville, Kansas.  Roscoe was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Lawrence Jontra; and his granddaughter, Taylor Jontra.

The family will be having a memorial visitation at Countryside Funeral Home in Fredonia, Kansas on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Funeral service will be held on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Grace First Assembly of God Church, 1102 Washington, Fredonia, Kansas with Pastor Ray Pile officiating.  Online condolences may be left at  Services have been entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home, 420 S. 20th Street, Fredonia, Kansas 66736.

(taken from the Countryside Funeral Home website)

Kenneth Dale Johnson, age 89, of Severy, Kansas, passed away at his home on November 10, 2017.  He was born on April 30, 1928 to Eva Andevine Harris and Chalmer Claud Johnson in Reading, Kansas.  He married Nellie Elizabeth Watts on February 27, 1953 in El Dorado, Kansas, and they started their home west of Augusta, Kansas, first in an old white farmhouse and later in a chicken house that was converted into an apartment.  To this marriage was born eight children.

Kenneth was reared by his Grandpa and Grandma Harris and went to Bible School until 7th grade in Gravette, Arkansas.  He joined the United States Navy on March 30, 1948 and was honorably discharged on March 10, 1952, having served most of his tour on the water.  He also served during the Korean Conflict.  Medals received include the Korean medal with three stars, Good Conduct, Japanese Occupation medal, United Nations medal, and a Purple Heart. 

Kenneth worked many jobs throughout his life including Camp Crowder Chicken plant, a sheep farm in Colorado at the ages of 13/14., Beechcraft, RK Price painting road construction in Butler County, Kansas, the railroad, an Air Force base, and a mental hospital in Anchorage, Alaska.  He also owned El Cajon Paint and Glass Company with his brother, Wayne.  Moving from the busy life in California in 1971 to the farm, Kenneth had started his own business in 1954, Johnson's Painting and Drywall from which he retired.  He also farmed and raised cattle and worked the oil fields with his three brothers-in-law, Bert, Walter, and Ken Watts.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, Nellie and son, Delane Johnson of the home; daughters, Dale McDaniel and husband, Wayne of Willow Springs, Missouri, Becky Shepherd of Eureka, Kansas, Doreen Rogers and husband, George of Dumas, Texas, and Debra Greer and husband, Scott of Elk City, Kansas;  sons, Doyle Johnson and wife, Delores of Haysville, Kansas, Lynn Johnson and wife, Christy of Severy, Kansas, and Kendall Johnson and wife, Melissa of Howard, Kansas; half-brothers and sisters, Ronald "Guy" Sherman of California, Wayne "Pete" Sherman of Texas, Jackie Johnson of Arkansas, Howard Johnson of Michigan, and Mary Anderson, Sue Boland, and Judy Lamphear, all of Oklahoma; 26 grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 22 step-great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchildren; and 3 step-great-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Eva (Harris) Sherman and Chalmer Johnson; his stepfather, Tyree Wilfred Sherman; his stepmother, Eva (Havener) Johnson; three brothers, Virgil Johnson, Wayne Johnson, and Dean Johnson; son-in-law, Mike Shepherd; granddaughter, Joy Johnson; nephews, Johnny Sherman, Terry Joe Sherman, and Terry Johnson; and step-grandson, Zachery Bershir.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 17, 2017 at Countryside Funeral Home in Howard, Kansas from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., also at Countryside Funeral Home in Howard with Pastor Terry Marta officiating. Online condolences may be left for the family at  Burial will take place at Cresco Cemetery on Highway 99, north of Howard, Kansas.  Services have been entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, Kansas 67349.

(taken from the Countryside Funeral Home website)

Harold Dean "H.D." Mills, age 81, owner of H.D. Mills and Sons/Southwest Salvage, passed away November 8, 2017.  He was born on May 27, 1936 in Moline, Kansas to Orville Edgar Mills and Audrey Gertrude (Wolverton) Mills.  He was united in marriage on September 24, 1953 to Joyce J. Murphy in Kansas City, Kansas.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce; sons, Randy (Jane) Mills, Russell (Joni) Mills, and Greg (Shari) Mills, all of Clearwater, Kansas, and Mark (Lori) Mills of Peck, Kansas; sister, Pat Custer of Moline, Kansas; sister-in-law, Wanda Lee Mills of Moline, Kansas; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  H.D. was preceded in death by his parents, Orville "Sparky" and Audrey Mills; siblings, Dorothy Woods, Gene Mills, Beryle Mills, Margie Clyde, Rodger Mills, Calvin Mills, Jack Mills, Betty Wilson, and Dane Mills; and a great-granddaughters, Sydney Cash.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with family present from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Webb-Shinkle Mortuary Chapel, 200 S. Tracy, Clearwater, Kansas.  Services will be held on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at First Christian Church in Clearwater, Kansas.  Interment will follow at Clearwater Cemetery.  Memorials have been suggested to the First Christian Church, 524 Wood, Clearwater, Kansas 67026 or Union Rescue Mission, 2800 N. Hillside, Wichita, Kansas 67219.

(taken from the Webb-Shinkle Mortuary website)

Doris D. Boone of Cedar Vale, Kansas, passed away November 4, 2017 at the St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, Kansas at the age of 87.  She was born to parents, Rollin and Christine (Lee) Boss on September 11, 1930 in Climax, Kansas.

Doris graduated from Climax High School in 1948 where she was a proud member of the varsity basketball squad, often scoring 25-30 points a game.  After graduating, she married Keith William Boone on March 3, 1949 and made her early life as a homemaker.  She worked several jobs in the Cedar Vale, Kansas area before her 31 years of service at Myers Family Center.  Doris was preceded in death by her husband, on April 13, 1967.

Doris had an active house with four daughters and enjoyed cooking, playing cards, and tending to her flowers.  She was very active in the Kemp Barnes American Legion Auxiliary where she was the long-standing secretary/treasurer and was proud of all her "girls" that attended Girls State.  She was also an avid KU basketball fan.

Doris is survived by her four daughters, Patti and husband, Tom Noah of Rushvile, Indiana, Vicki Boone of Wichita, Kansas, Toni and husband, Grant Downing of Moline, Kansas, and Lorri and husband, Dinger Rogers of Cedar Vale, Kansas; one sister, Mary Ann "Nan" Hayner of Omak, Washington; two sisters-in-law, Norma Boss of El Dorado, Kansas and Faith Butler of Eureka, Kansas; 8 grandchildren, Brian, Brett, and Brad Noah, Shelby Downing, Bo Downing, Kylee Downing-Jones, and Boone Downing, and Audrey Rogers; 15 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; and her bonus kids, Ray, Rena, and Jan Boone.  She is also survived by many friends and family members in Cedar Vale.  Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Keith W. Boone; her parents, Rollin and Christine Boss; and her brothers, Jim Boss and Bill Boss.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 10, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Cedar Vale, Kansas with Pastor Steven Bearden and Lowell Harp officiating.  Inurnment will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Greenwood Cemetery in Eureka, Kansas.  Memorials have been suggested to the Veterans Memorial Park in Cedar Vale, Kansas.  Those remembrances may be left in care of the Dickens Family Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361 which is in charge of arrangements. 

(taken from the Dickens Family Funeral Home website)

Mary Leigh Doane-Warden passed away November 1, 2017 at the age of 55.  She was born in Eureka, Kansas on October 28, 1962 to Melvin and Joyce (Jacobs) Doane.

Mary attended Severy Grade School in Severy, Kansas and then graduated from West Elk High School in 1982.  She continued her education at Butler County Community College earning her Associate's degree in 1993 followed by attending Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas earning her Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts in 2004.

Mary and Eldon made their home in rural Eureka, Kansas where they farmed and enjoyed the beauty of country life.  She worked at Ferguson Manufacturing.  She was a CNA and Dietary Aide at Medicalodge, Eureka Nursing Center, and Grand Villas, all in Eureka, Kansas.  She also worked at a group home for special needs individuals in El Dorado, Kansas.

Mary was an active parent while her children were member s of Greenwood County 4-H and continued as a project leader after they grew up.  She enjoyed sewing, quilting, crocheting, and knitting gifts.  She attended the local Quilt Guild when her schedule allowed.  She was always willing to help others.  Being a Grandma was her passion, and she loved spending time with her six grandchildren.

Mary is survived by her longtime companion, Eldon Austin of the home; daughters, Leigha Warden of Madison, Kansas and Lacie Shirley and husband, Jeff of Houston, Texas; six grandchildren, Zoie, Kellen, IrfaLynn, AereAna, Eddelle, and Jakob; her parents, Melvin and Joyce Doane of Winfield, Kansas; sisters, Amy Lance and husband, Chris of Winfield, Kansas and Bobbie Coldwell and husband, Richard of Fort Worth, Texas; and brothers, Calvin Doane and companion, Paula of Kiowa, Kansas and Frank Doane and wife, Tammy of Howard, Kansas.  She was preceded in death by her son, Chris Austin,

Visitation will be held Friday, November 10, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Severy United Methodist Church in Severy, Kansas.  In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the Chris Austin Memorial Fund at Home Bank and Trust in Eureka, Kansas or Severy, Kansas to assist her grandchildren with college expenses.  Memorial gifts may be left with or mailed to the funeral home.  Online condolences may be left at  Services have been entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, Kansas 67349.

(taken from the Countryside Funeral Home website)

Carey Annette Triboulet, age 61, of Moline, Kansas, passed away Friday, November 3, 2017 peacefully at home surrounded by her family.  She was born in Eureka, Kansas on February 21, 1956 to Ivan and Vera Mae (Adams) Conard and was welcomed home by her older brother, Herbert Cole.

Carey attended Severy Grade School in Severy, Kansas until the consolidation of schools resulting in being part of the first graduating class of West Elk High School in 1974.  After high school, Carey attended Emporia State University for one year and then continued her studies at Saint Francis School of Nursing in Wichita, Kansas where she graduated in 1977 as a Registered Nurse.

On September 18, 1977, Carey married the love of her life, Edward DeWayne Triboulet.  They made their home in Moline, Kansas where they raised a son, Thad Edward Triboulet and a daughter, Megan Mae Triboulet. 

Carey was a beloved member of the community and was involved in many organizations over the past years.  She was an active member of MEG while her kids were in elementary school, Moline Methodist Church, Moline Chamber of Commerce, but her true passion was the Moline City Library.  She worked as an Elk County Health Department nurse from 1977 to 1984 until her health forced her to retire early.  Carey received a heart transplant on April 24, 1996.  She loved painting, doing arts and crafts, and baking.  She knew how to live life to the fullest and touched many lives with her kindness and determination.

Carey is survived by her husband of 40 years, Edward DeWayne "Ed" Triboulet of Moline, Kansas; her son Thad Triboulet and wife, Melissa of Moline, Kansas; her daughter, Megan Stephenson and husband, Thomas of Augusta, Kansas; three beautiful grandchildren, Lillian, Taran, and Ruby; her brother, Herbert Cole and wife, Jeannie of Severy, Kansas; and many nieces and nephews. 

Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Moline Methodist Church in Moline, Kansas with Dena Allison and Alan Hunter officiating.  Condolences may be left for the family at  Memorial contributions  may be made to the Moline Public Library, 107 N. Main Street, Moline, Kansas 67353.  Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Cushing, Oklahoma.

(taken from the Davis Funeral Home website)

Greetings, Birthdays & Anniversaries / Re: Happy Birthday Karen
« on: November 01, 2017, 11:57:39 pm »
Thanks so much, friends, for the kind greetings.  I hope my contribution to the Forum through the obituaries is meaningful to those who  continue to check the site.  I wish we could get more discussion and activity going on the Forum like in days gone by.............

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