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Scott Varvel


Scott David Varvel, 34, passed away July 24, 2014, in Pittsburg. Scott was born in Burlington on Nov. 15, 1979. He graduated a year early from Le Roy High School, where he grew up most of his life. He attended a semester at Pittsburg State University for technology. Scott loved to spend time with his son, Zane, play his guitar (he loved thrash metal the best), reading books, watching movies and to just have fun. He will be missed dearly for the times he could make you laugh when you were feeling low. His true passions were spending his time with his son and playing his guitar with his drummer buddy, Jason Jones. When Scott loved, he loved with his entire soul.
He is survived by his beloved son, Zane Tyler Varvel; his parents, Janice and David Varvel, Le Roy; brothers, Kyle Varvel and Donnie Gammons; sisters, Julie Rohrer and Lori Gutsch; aunts, Barbara McDonald, Sandra Mefford, Linda Maloney, Cheryl Canfield and Carol Stair; and uncles, Doug Cranor and Matt Cranor. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Lewis and Dorothea Varvel, who loved him very dearly, and an aunt, Sereina Cranor.
A memorial service was Aug. 2 in Pittsburg in celebration of his life and his music. He will be cremated and will be released into the Neosho River near Le Roy, per his wishes. Memorial contributions can be made for his son, Zane Varvel Education Fund, in care of Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762.


Kim Laymon


Kim Alan Laymon, 55, Iola, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at his home following a two and a half month battle with brain cancer.He was born April 16, 1962, in Pryor, Okla., to Kenny Wayne Laymon and Karen Sue (Freeman) Smith. He grew up in Neosho Falls and graduated... [More]

Ethel Beckmon


Ethel Pearl (Reiter) Beckmon, 93, Iola, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at Allen County Regional Hospital.Ethel was the last surviving of nine children born to Winfield Scott Reiter and Lola Pearl (Crocker) Reiter. She was born Jan. 20, 1924, in Geneva. She grew up around... [More]

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Wanda Heck


Wanda Lee Heck, 83, Westphalia, died Saturday, June 24, 2017, at her home.Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Old German Baptist Church, Westphalia, with burial to follow at the Bethel Cemetery. Family will greet friends at the church from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.... [More]

Ralph Shafer


Ralph Emerson Shafer, 98, Iola, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Allen County Regional Hospital. He was born July 9, 1918, in Allen County to Ralph Emerson and Lillie Jane (Hutchinson) Shafer. He attended Iola Rock Creek Rural School and graduated from Iola High School... [More]

Carol Cress


Carol Joy Cress, 70, Humboldt, passed away unexpectedly at Diversicare of Chanute on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.  Carol was born on Jan. 23, 1947, in Dillon, Mont., the daughter of Lee Stanley and Ethel Cecilie (Hansen) Martinell.On July 3, 1971, Carol married Don Cress at American... [More]

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