Monday, December 11, 2017

Larry Malle

(From Bath-Naylor Funeral Home)

Larry Ray Malle, 76 of Cherokee, KS died at 3:30 am Friday, December 8, 2017 at his home following a lengthy illness.

He was born September 19, 1941 in Pittsburg, KS the son of John L. and Hazel P. (Hudson) Malle.

On July 1, 1963 he was united in marriages to Beverly Morrison in Miami, OK; she survives him of the home.

Larry worked at Dickey Clay for several years before going to work for the U.S.D. 247 in Cherokee in the Maintenance Department.

He was a former member of the Church of God (13th & Tucker), in the last few years he attended the First Baptist Church of Cherokee. He was also a longtime member of the Cherokee Gun Club.

Additional survivors include two sons: Larry Michael (Kelly) Malle and Kevin Bryan Malle; a daughter Vickie Linette Malle all of Cherokee; seven grandchildren; Haley Malle, Jamie Malle, Chelcey (Joe) Sexton, Brandon Malle, Heather Malle, Brett Malle and Avery LeFever along with a great-grandson James Sexton.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Graveside services will be 11:30 am on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at the Cherokee City Cemetery with Rev. Daryl Gaddy officiating. Friends are requested to meet at the cemetery for the services. Condolences may be left at Memorials may be made to the Southeast High School Booster Club; these may be left at or mailed to the funeral home. Services by Bath-Naylor Funeral Home Pittsburg.

Cleyone Hempen

(From Bath-Naylor Funeral Home)

Cleyone Hempen, 78, of Pittsburg Ks, passed away December 10, 2017 at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg.

She was born June 28, 1939 in Neodesha, Kansas the daughter of Alfred and Mildred (Coats) Tindle.
She married the love of her life, Ronald Hempen on March 27, 1968 in Fredonia, Kansas.

Cleyone was always willing to help people in need and loved cooking for anyone who came to her home.

She was an active member at the Liberty Baptist Church. 

Survivors include husband; Ronald Hempen of Pittsburg, KS, son James Ballinger of Waveland, Mississippi, three daughters; Debra (Bill) Moat, Christy (Bill) Hull, April (David) Monohon, brother; Donald Tindle of Tennessee, 4 sisters; Betty Struckmeyer of Arizona, Jeannie Taylor of Los Angles, California, Gloria Tindle of Neodesha, Kansas, Stacey Tindle of Arizona, 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Graveside services will be 2:00 pm on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Highland Park Cemetery in Pittsburg, KS, with the Pastor Richard King, officiating. A visitation will be held an hour prior to the graveside service at Bath- Naylor Funeral Home in Pittsburg.

A memorial has been established to the Liberty Baptist Church. Condolences may be left at our website Arrangements are under the direction of Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Pittsburg, KS.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Bob Peternell

(From Bath-Naylor Funeral Home)

On Tuesday morning, December 5th, 2017 our father and best friend, Robert Eugene Peternell passed from this earthly world and into God’s arms.

He was born to John and Jennie (Saia) Peternell in Franklin, Kansas on September 6th, 1941. As a child he served as an Alter Boy in the local Catholic Church, and later graduated from Arma High School in 1959. Bob enlisted in the Army and served in the Kansas National Guard from Jan 15, 1961 to July 14, 1961, receiving an honorable discharge upon his departure from the service. Bob worked as a local pipefitter and welder with local 664 for B.F. Goodrich from 1970 to 1986, at which time the company closed. Bob then worked for Benso Refrigeration until retirement. After retiring, Bob returned to work, this time for himself opening, operating and eventually becoming known throughout the United States for his array of Italian foods called the Peternelli Sausage Company.
Bob married Antionnette Penrod in 1965 at St. Bridges Catholic Church in Scammon, Kansas. Bob had 2 girls, Lisa M. Peternell More, and Tina M. Peternell Gantt.

Bob was preceded in death by his mother, and father. Bob leaves behind his wife, Antionnette Peternell of the home, Lisa More (daughter) and husband Chip More of Pleasanton, Kansas, and Tina M. Gantt and husband Larry Gantt of Scammon, Kansas.

Bob also leaves behind seven grandchildren, & six great-grandchildren. The seven grandchildren are Blynn Hill and wife Kayla of Fort Scott, Kansas, Ashley Hill Boddy and husband Jason of Pleasanton, Kansas, Austin More Hill of Kansas City, Abigail M. More of Pleasanton, Kansas, Kaitlyn More of Pleasanton, Kansas. Kayla McManis Fox and husband Nick of Roseland, Kansas. Tatum McManis of Bentonville, Arkansas. The six great grandchildren are Landon Hill, Maylynn Hill of Fort Scott, Kansas, Isabella Boddy, Madalyn Boddy of Pleasanton, Kansas, Braylea Fox, Leighton Fox of Roseland, Kansas.

Bob’s passions and hobbies outside of his family were his sausage making, woodworking, motorcycle, and his corvette. Bob was always telling stories of his youth, his family, his love for his country, and the many veterans who served.

Bob was a past member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, and Mirza Shriners of Pittsburg, Kansas. Bob was also highly involved with the American Legion, and was a past Director of the American Legion Riders of the Cherokee Post in Cherokee, Kansas. Bob was also Past Director as well as a Charter Member American Legion Riders in Pittsburg, Kansas. Bob was also one of the first 45 members to join the Kansas Patriot Guard, and his love for his country and veterans was evident throughout his entire life.

Funeral services will be 2pm Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Pittsburg, Ks. Family will receive friends from 1pm-2pm before the service at the funeral home. The funeral procession will be a “Last Ride” led by the Kansas Patriot Guard and will continue from the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home to his final resting place among family at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Frontenac, Kansas.

Pallbearers are Harold White, Ray Saia, Joe Carlson, Balta Guzman, Don Wright, Don Benson. Honorary Terry Fleury and Bill McManis Jr. 

Bob will be passionately missed by all family and friends; however, we know he will be “Riding Wild” with our Lord in Heaven. We all love you very much.

Condolences may be left at Arrangements and services are under the direction of Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Pittsburg, KS.

In lieu of flowers the family asks expressions of sympathy to be in the form of memorials to the Mount Carmel Foundation. Friends may drop off or mail memorials to Bath-Naylor Funeral Home & Crematory.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Bobby Kennett

(From Brenner Mortuary)

Bobby D. Kennett, 76, of Pittsburg, passed away at 1:39 a.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Via Christi Hospital. 

He was born December 19, 1940 at Pittsburg, the son of Willard Bruce and Lucille Ruth (Beckett) Kennett. He attended and graduated from College High School and attended Pittsburg State University. 

On September 15, 1963, he was united in marriage to Sandra K. Rezen at Pittsburg. She survives at the family home. Mr. Kennett worked as a police officer for the Pittsburg Police Department. He then became an engineer for the Kansas City Southern Railroad until he retired. Membership was held in the Countryside Christian Church and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. 

In addition to his wife, Sandra, he is survived by a son, Steve Kennett and his wife, Jennifer of Olathe, Kansas; a daughter, Sherri Houfek and her husband Craig of Olathe, Kansas; a sister, Marge Rice and her husband, Dale of Opolis, Kansas; and five grandchildren, Kacey and Brett Kennett and Drew, Hunter and Hayli Houfek. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Gale Wayne Kennett and Billy Gene Kennett and a sister, Janis L. Cronister. 

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday (Dec. 11) at the Brenner Mortuary with Dan Muter officiating. Scripture readings will be given by Bryce Hotchkiss. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Brenner Mortuary, where friends may call after 10:00 a.m. The family suggests memorials be given to Angels Among Us. These may be left at or mailed to the Brenner Mortuary, 114 E. 4th St., Pittsburg, KS 66762. Friends may also leave condolences online at 

Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, KS 66762.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Madeline Moutz

(From Brenner Mortuary)

Madeline Carol Moutz, 79, of Chicopee, KS died at 10:06 a.m., Saturday, December 2, 2017 at her home. Madeline was born July 6, 1938 in Chicopee, KS to Ferdinando and Angelina (Cattelino) Scaramucci. She graduated from Crawford County Community High School, where she was crowned the Annual Queen in 1955 as a senior. Following high school, she graduated from Mt. Carmel School of Nursing.

On April 12, 1958, she married Rudolph “Rudy” Moutz at St. Barbara’s in Chicopee, KS. He preceded her in death on March 16, 2008. Madeline worked at Mt. Carmel in OB and helped move into the new hospital. She worked for Dr. Wood and Dr. Erikson. She also worked at SEK-CAP in head start for 30 years and the Crawford County Health Department. She was the first recipient of the Award in recognition of 30 years of outstanding efforts in Public Health Community Service as a Health Services Specialist for SEK-CAP Head Start, presented by Crawford County Health Department and Board of Health in 2008. She was a member of both Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Frontenac and Our Lady of Lourdes of Pittsburg, where she was a volunteer in each office and was active in both Altar Societies. She was a former member of St. Barbara's Catholic Church in Chicopee and worked at Our Lady of Lourdes goodwill.

Additional survivors include her son Scott A. Moutz of Chicopee, KS; a daughter Julie Jenkins of Ocala, FL; five grandchildren, Johnny Moutz of Girard, KS, Savannah VanTassel of Ocala, FL, Stephanie Robinson of Chicopee, KS, Asher Jenkins of Ocala, FL, Aaron Jenkins of Ocala, FL; 2 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Madeline was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, John F. Moutz, three sisters, Linda Ferneti, Maria Ferneti and Wilma Widner, a brother, Alfred Scaramucci and a nephew Casper Ferneti.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 7) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Fr. Thomas Stroot as celebrant. Burial will follow in Highland Park Cemetery. A parish rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Brenner Mortuary. The family will receive friends following the rosary until 8:00 p.m. The family suggests memorials be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church and/or Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. These may be left at or mailed to the Brenner Mortuary, 114 E. 4th St, Pittsburg, KS 66762. Friends may leave condolences online at Arrangements are under the direction of Brenner Mortuary.

Henry Foote

(From Paul Thomas Funeral Home)

Henry O. Foote, Sr. 80 of Coffeyville, Kansas formally of the Picher/Commerce area passed away Friday December 1, 2017 at his daughter’s home in Coffeyville, Kansas.

Henry was born September 11, 1937 in Amsterdam, Missouri to J.C. and May Orpha (Harry) Foote.
He married Arlene November 1, 1965 in Warner, Oklahoma and they renewed their vows on July 4, 2001 in Corona, Kansas Arlene precedes him in death.

Henry served in the United States Army with the 82nd Airborne Division during Vietnam, he was an entertainer, drove for CFI and worked for Baxter Vault before retiring.

Henry is preceded in death by his parents three brothers Frankie Bolding, Donald Foote, Aaron Foote one sister Ellender Kirk.

Survivors four sons Henry Charles Foote of Baxter Springs, KS Michael and wife JoAnn foote of Baxter Springs, KS Henry O. Foote Jr. of Baxter Springs, KS and Richard and wife Terri Foote of Joplin, MO two daughters Jeanette and husband Jim Choate of Branson, MO and Rebecka “Becky” Kristine and husband Jim of Coffeeville, KS one sister Anna Owens of Hannibal, MO 26 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.

Services will held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday December 5, 2017 at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home Chapel in Commerce, Oklahoma with Bro Alvin Kirk officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Treece, Kansas under the direction of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home of Commerce, Oklahoma. The family will receives friends and relatives Monday December 4, 2017 from 6-7 at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Commerce, Oklahoma.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Stan Gavin

(From Brenner Mortuary)

Stanley (Stan) Douglas Gavin, 68, passed away Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, MO following a long illness.

He was born October 15, 1949 to loving parents, Frank and Elizabeth Ann (Schirk) in Independence, Kansas. He was the youngest of three children.

He attended and graduated from St. Mary's Colgan High School in 1967 where he played basketball and baseball. He went on to attend and graduate from Pittsburg State University with a degree in accounting. He served our country in the Army National Guard during college.

He later owned and operated his own business. As a retired adult, he enjoyed reading (especially crime novels), playing golf, and watching sports on TV. He was an avid fan of the KC Royals, KC Chiefs, and Kansas Jayhawks Basketball.

Stan will be remembered for his intelligence, his quick wit, his fun sense of humor, and his love for his children and grandchildren. His greatest earthly treasure was his wonderful family.

Stan is survived by his children, Lisa Dungan (Husband L.J.) of Pittsburg, KS; Kenny Gavin (Wife Dina) of Rogers, AR; and Caiti Gavin of Rogers, AR. Stan is further survived by his grandchildren Kaleb, Sophia, Bella, and Bexley. Left also to grieve are his sister Cindy Schmitz (Husband Dave) of Houston, TX, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Stan’s cousin Bob Schirk was especially close and helpful to Stan during his final months. Stan was preceded in death by his wife Donna (Haraughty) Gavin, his brother Michael Gavin, his parents, and his children’s mother, Dian Loy.

A celebration of Stan’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 7) at the Brenner Mortuary. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home. Private family burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donating to a fund set up for his four grandchildren to contribute to their future education. These may be left at or mailed to the Brenner Mortuary, 114 E. 4th St., Pittsburg, KS 66762. Friends may leave condolences online at Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, KS.

The family wishes to thank everyone for their love and support during Stan’s illness. Although Stan lives on forever in our hearts, his presence will be greatly missed.