Archive for Monday, April 13, 1998


April 13, 1998


— Graveside services for Jasper Roland Nall, 86, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Centralia Cemetery, Centralia, Okla.

Mr. Nall died Sunday, April 12, 1998, at the Hickory Point Lodge care center in Oskaloosa.

He was born Jan. 12, 1912, in Welch, Okla., the son of Seb and Sarah Brown Nall.

He had lived in the Lawrence area since 1978, when he moved from Cedar Vale, Kan.

Mr. Nall was a ranch hand and was employed by the Hatcher and Hossell ranches in Oklahoma. He also worked for the Lowery ranch in Cedar Vale, Kan.

He married Mary Piquard in 1938 in Vinita, Okla. They were later divorced. He then married Maxine Debo in May 1961, in Miami, Okla. She died in April 1974.

Survivors include five daughters, Phyllis Faulconer, Eudora, Rosemary Bryant, Eudora, Barbara Roper, Lawrence, Jane Deason, Tulsa, Okla., and Judy Copeland, Oskaloosa; a son, Barry Nall, Lawrence; 20 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Jasper Nall Memorial Fund. Memorials may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

Lester LERoy Bones

Ottawa -- Services for Lester LeRoy Bones, 66, Ottawa, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Dengel & Son Mortuary, Ottawa. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Ottawa, with military honors by Warren Black Post No. 60 of the American Legion.

Mr. Bones died Friday, April 10, 1998, in Olathe.

He was born Nov. 30, 1931, in Ottawa, the son of Roy Wilbur Bones and Helen Jeanette Sweet.

He grew up in Ottawa and lived in Wichita from 1956 to 1969, and in Lawrence from 1969 to 1971.

He graduated from Ottawa High School in 1949. Following high school, he attended Ottawa University.

He was clerk, then a supervisor, with the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years, working in a post office in Wichita from 1956 to 1969 and in the post office in Lawrence from 1969 until his retirement in 1983.

During the Korean War, he served in the Air Force with the rank of corporal and had overseas duty in Okinawa.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and a member of the former First Presbyterian Church, both of Ottawa.

While living in Wichita, he was a member and deacon of the Westside Presbyterian Church. He was a member of Warren Black Post No. 60, American Legion, and past commander and member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post No. 5901, both of Ottawa. He also was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

He married Myrtle I. Schmoe on Aug. 20, 1955, in Ottawa. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons; Keith and Kenneth, both of Gardner; two daughters, Jeanette Matney, Gardner, and Mary Guyll, Independence, Mo.; a sister, Doris Shannon, Bowling Green, Ky.; and nine grandchildren.

Friends may call after 9 a.m. today until the service hour Tuesday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today.

The family suggests memorials to Olathe hospice or the Alzheimer's Assn. in care of the funeral home, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa 66067.

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