Jean Mary Peterson
Jean Mary Peterson, 90, of Fairview, died early Tuesday morning, October 24, 2017, at the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha.
Jean Mary Jackson was born at Brackley, Monaghan, Ireland, December 27, 1926, the third child of James and Florence Wiley Jackson – farmers. Jean grew up in Ireland and in her teen years, she went to live with her Aunt and Uncle – The Reverend Peter and Dora Connolly and cousin Rita in Scotland. While there Jean, committed her life to Jesus Christ. After doing some office work in Scotland, Jean and her sister Laura and cousin Rita moved to London where all 3 of them achieved their RN in nursing at the German Hospital. Then Jean and her sister got their mid-wifery training in the south of England where each of them delivered several hundred babies. They made house calls, riding around on their bicycles in the late 1940’s!! After that, it was off to Canada for the two nurses for a year or so, before entering the USA at Philadelphia. Jean also nursed in Seattle, WA, Joplin, MO, and then Denver, CO, where she met and married Virgil Peterson on September 9th, 1961. Virgil brought his bride back to his home state of Kansas and she nursed in a practice in Horton until she retired. Virgil passed away in January of 1999, aged 84. Jean lived alone till March of 2013 when she moved to Sabetha and nursing home. She will be greatly missed by all her relatives and friends.
Jean was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Hiawatha.
Survivors include step-children: Kathleen Sechler of Wichita, Pamela Peterson of Glendale, AZ; her brother Stanley Jackson (Olive), of Palo Cedro, CA; sister in law Mary Ellen Neibling of Highland; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; and two siblings.
Being a nurse, it is not surprising Jean’s wish was to have her body bequeathed to medical science. No services are planned at this time but once study is completed, her remains will be cremated and buried with her husband Virgil at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha.
Memorial contributions in her memory are suggested to Apostolic Christian Home or Trinity United Methodist Church, sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 124 S 7th St., 66434.
Elsie Irene Tallent
Elsie Irene Edwards was born at home in Jewell County Kansas on January 3, 1924. She passed away peacefully in Overland Park, Kansas on October 24, 2017 at the age of 93 years 10 months and 21 days.
Elsie was the oldest of 12 children born to Robert Clinton and Velma Leone McKinney Edwards and was fiercely proud of her family heritage.
She earned a teaching certificate and taught in a one-room school in Nuckolls County Nebraska for a year. She had many stories to tell of the escapades of her younger brothers while she was teaching. She met Dale Omer Tallent while shopping for groceries with her mother in Hardy. It took a few months for this charming young man to work up the courage to ask her out, they were married June 8, 1947 at Hardy Community Church, a marriage that lasted for 67 years. Dale preceded her in death August 10, 2014.
This union resulted in 7 children: Roxie (Gordon) Graham of rural Powhattan KS, Jean (Bob) Baker of Vacaville CA, David Tallent of Powhattan KS, Cindy (David) Barnes of rural Powhattan KS, Sandy Tallent, Teri (Ed) Burns of Laurel MD, Mark (Nita) Tallent of Overland Park KS; 20 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren.
Mom took great pleasure in sewing for her family, everything from costumes for family and friends to wedding gowns, twirler outfits, and recital dresses. She was always involved and very active in her churches, acting as Superintendent of Sunday Schools, singing in the choir, directing children’s choirs, leading youth groups, organizing Vacation Bible Schools, leading adult Bible Study, serving in any capacity needed. As a leader of the Hiawatha 1st UMC she helped establish the Latchkey program.
She was extremely interested in her community and always strove to give back in volunteer work. She saw great need in Colorado and Wyoming with the migrant workers. She conceptualized and organized a summer school for the children of these families so they had a safe place to spend their days, finding volunteers to teach, cook, and care for them while their parents worked in the neighboring fields. In 1987 she was awarded Community Woman of the Year by the Hiawatha Business and Professional Women.
Mom was always available to help Dad in the stores he managed during busy seasons. She felt one of her biggest accomplishments began at age 55 when she became a bookkeeper at KNZA. She turned that into a career selling advertising which she discovered she was gifted at. She spent many months as the Top Sales Person of the Month, retiring at the age of 65.
Preceding her in death were her husband, her parents, brothers Bob, George, Russ, Don (Squirt), and Bruce, daughter Sandra Rae (Sandy), grand-daughters Erika (Ricke,) Zancanella Shiflar, and Ashley Campbell Tallent, and grandson Paul Shiflar.
Friends may call at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha after 10 a.m. Friday, where the family will meet from 6 until 8 that evening.
A Celebration of Elsie’s life is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, October 28, at the Union Church, Hardy, Nebraska, with Pastor Jacob Cloud, of First Methodist Church of Hiawatha, officiating. Interment will follow at the Hardy Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Hiawatha Latchkey Program or NEK Hospice, sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S 7th St., 66434.
James “Kenny” Kenneth Adams
James Kenneth “Kenny” Adams 64, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Friday, October 27, 2017 in a Kansas City hospital after a short illness. He was born December 2, 1952 in Bethany, Missouri, son of the late Alice & James Adams. He graduated from Benton High School class of 1971, he then served in the United States Air Force from 1972-1976 as an auto mechanic. After leaving the service, he worked at General Tire as a Manager. Kenny was an avid Royals & Chiefs fan, and he loved spending time with grandkids, and shooting pool. James was preceded in death by his parents, aunts, Shirley Clark and Wilma O’Keefe, and uncle, Bill O’Keefe. He is survived by daughters, Steffanie (Brian) Sethaler and Stacey (Justin) Wheatley both of Pottsboro, TX, sister, Treasa Riley, Saint Joseph, brothers, Billy “B.A.” Adams and Donnie “Boo” Adams both of St. Joseph, MO, Grandchildren, Audrey, Shelby, Jenson, aunt, Doris (Orville) Kilgore, several nieces & nephews, and his former wife, Susie Adams. The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm tonight, Sunday, October 29th with a Memorial Celebration of his Life starting at 7:00 p.m. tonight, Sunday at the Rupp Funeral Home. He will be cremated under the direction of the Rupp Funeral Home. Inurnment will be at the Leavenworth National Cemetery at a later date.
Eva Lynelle Mingee
E. Lynelle Mingee 66, of Kansas City, Missouri passed away Friday, October 27, 2017 in a Kansas City, MO hospital. She was born December 17, 1950 in Maryville, MO, daughter of the late Bessie Ferne and John Mingee. She graduated from DeKalb High School, and first worked at Crouch Brothers Trucking, Eimbenders, Brown Trucking of KC, Yellow Freight, and retired from the National Fire Suppression Company. She grew up showing horses, was a friend and mother to other show horse girls. She enjoyed visiting and playing cards with friends, and she was a member of the Tripole Card group. She enjoyed antiques, shuffle board, cooking, and collecting and making jewelry especially southwest Native American jewelry. She was Catholic. Lynelle was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, John Barton Mingee, and half brother, Jerry Cook. Survivors include, brother, Bill (Cindy) Mingee, Platte City, MO, and sister, Sherry (Jerry) Sampson, DeKalb, MO, as well as several nieces & nephews. The family will receive friends from 1-2 pm Wednesday with Funeral Services to be conducted at 2:00 pm Wednesday at the Rupp Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Barnett officiating. The Interment will be at the Sugar Creek Cemetery. Memorials are requested to the American Cancer Association or the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Kenneth W. Moppin
Severance, Kansas – Kenneth W. Moppin Sr., 79, of Severance, Kansas passed away Friday, October 27, 2017 at his home.
Kenneth was born on November 8, 1937 in Troy, Kansas to Lloyd & Martha (Thornton) Moppin.
Kenneth was a mechanic, working for Fruit Haul Trailers & Hoosier Water Company in Indiana for 30 years. He moved back to Severance & worked for Atchison Casting.
Kenneth enjoyed working with his honey bees, hunting, fishing & loved to mow grass.
Kenneth married Joyce Ann Adkins on March 20, 1965 in Blair, Kansas. She survives of the home.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Eugene Moppin, brothers, Robert & Paul Moppin & a sister, Esther Coats.
Additional survivors: children, Kenneth Moppin Jr.(Hazel), Indiana;
Betty Bolin (Steve), Indiana;
Thomas Moppin (Shelly), Indiana;
Floyd Moppin, Severance;
Glenda Arant, Severance;
Brothers, Gary & Roy Moppin, St. Joseph;
Sister, Ilene Rich, Savannah;
Numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces & nephews.
Funeral Service: 1:30 P.M. Tuesday, October 31, 2017
At the Harman-Rohde Funeral Home in Troy, Kansas.
Visitation: 6-8 Monday evening at the funeral home, where friends may call after 12 noon Monday.
Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Severance, Kansas.
Memorials: Highland Ambulance Fund or Compassus Hospice.
Murl Cleo Corbet
Murl Cleo Corbet, age 96, died on October 27, 2017 at the Olathe Health Center Hospice House in Olathe. Born April 6, 1921, in Severance, he was the son of Guy and Mabel (Watkins) Corbet. Murl was the fourth of nine children and grew up as part of a large, farm family. He attended school in Severance and Hiawatha. In 1938 he, along with his three older brothers, joined the National Guard in Hiawatha. He was called to active duty in the Army in 1940. Murl was part of the Normandy Invasion in 1944. He remained in Europe and part of the occupation forces returning to the United States in 1945. He received five bronze stars for his service during World War II. Murl worked as the National Guard clerk in Hiawatha and retired from the Guard as a Chief Warrant Officer in 1961.
Murl Corbet and Dolores Ione Smith were married in 1948 and settled in Hiawatha. They had three children: Murleen DeeAnn, Cleo Craig and Karen Rae. The family lived in Hiawatha until 1961 when they moved to Garden City Kansas. In 1965 they moved to Yates Center, Kansas where Murl owned and operated the Yates Center Locker Plant from 1965 to 1984. After selling his business, Murl continued to work as a handyman and roofer in the Yates Center area for many years.
Murl was very active in the Yates Center Community and served two terms as the Yates Center Mayor. During his tenure as Mayor, he was responsible for the construction of the new reservoir and water tower allowing Yates Center to become a water supplier to the southeast Kansas region. In addition, he represented Yates Center on several south east Kansas committees including the Southeast Kansas Area Planning Commission and the Department of Corrections Juvenile Justice Committee. He was recognized for 30 years of volunteer service to Kansas Department of Children and Families in February of 2017. Murl was an active member of the First Christian Church in Yates Center and served on the Church Board. Murl received recognition as a 70 year member of the American Legion in 2015 and was a 65 year member of the Masonic Lodge of Hiawatha. He was initiated into the United States Field Artillery Association Order of Saint Barbara in February of 2017. Murl moved to Overland Park, Ks in early 2017 where he lived with his daughter’s family.
Murl was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores, his parents, Guy and Mabel Corbet and six brothers Veryn, Dallas, Dale, Arland, Kenneth and Norman Corbet. He is survived by children, DeeAnn Freeman and husband Jim of Overland Park, Ks., Craig Corbet of Iola, Ks and Karen Berman and husband, Dave, of Las Vegas, Nevada. Surviving grandchildren and great grandchildren include Christopher and Stephanie Corbet and children, Carter and Crosby, of San Diego, Ca, David and Carole Freeman and children, Daphne and Eleanor, of Paris, France, Daniel and Christine Freeman and daughter, Lilianna, of Olathe, Kansas, Brandon Berman and fiancé, Natasha Fernandez, of Irvine, California and Samantha Berman of Las Vegas, Nevada. Other surviving family includes sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Lawrence Thonen of Hiawatha, sister Edna Mae Futscher of Sun City, Arizona and many nieces and nephews.
The family will meet with friends from 1 until 2 p.m. Thursday, November 2, at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Hiawatha, with Masonic Committal Services a courtesy of Masonic Lodge #35, AF&AM, of Hiawatha. Family and Friends to go in procession to Oak Hill Cemetery, Severance, for graveside services at 2:30 p.m. Reverend Dennis Fullbright, of the First Christian Church, will officiate. Military honors will be conducted by Brown County Veterans Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Yates Center Town Hall, sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S 7th St., Hiawatha 66434.
Friends may call at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Hiawatha after 12 noon until 7 Wednesday evening.
Rosalie Allison 98, of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 in a Saint Joseph, MO health care center. She was born July 5, 1919. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband James Allison, daughter, Betty Marriott, a grandson, two brothers, and three sisters. Survivors include son, Lloyd (Opal Ellen) Allison, daughter, Donna (Robert) VanHoozer, Yukon, OK. 10 grandchildren, several great and great grand children. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Tuesday at the Rupp Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services and interment will be on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 11:00 am, at the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Rushville, Mo with family meeting at the Cemetery.