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Obituaries

Obituaries

B.R. McFall 1924 - 2011 Fort Scott

Funeral services for B.R. “Blackie” McFall, 86, Fort Scott, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at the First United Methodist Church in Fort Scott, with the Rev. Paul Babcock officiating. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.
Mr. McFall died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at his home.
He was born Aug. 7, 1924, in Girard, the son of Bertie Reynolds McFall and Ollie Allison McFall.
Mr. McFall worked as an accountant for the Western Insurance Company for 44 years. He assisted in the transfer of Western to American States Insurance. He was secretary for the Kiwanis Club for 20 years. He enjoyed managing his sons in Little League baseball and worked as a referee for both high school basketball and football.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. His hobbies included woodworking and traveling to watch children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren participate in various activities and sporting events.
He married Lena Ruth Hewett on June 23, 1944. She preceded him in death on Dec. 22, 1998. He later married Lucy Pyle on July 9, 2001, in Fort Scott. She survives, of the home.
Other survivors include four sons, Bob R. McFall and wife Connie, Aloha, Ore., John McFall and wife Regina, Olathe, Brent McFall and wife Gail, Westminster, Colo., and Brian McFall and wife Carol, Lawrence; two stepsons and six stepdaughters. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, Christy McFall, Manda Christenson, Brett McFall, Jeremy McFall, Clint McFall, Kim Breitenbach, Brandon Jerome, Rebecca Woodson, Josuah McFall, Allison McFall and Mallory McFall; and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to his first wife, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Elbert and Evert Appleberry, and Ernest, Paul and Joe McFall; and two sisters, Helen Moser and Florine Sellegren.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at the Cheney Witt Chapel.
The family suggests memorials to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, sent in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, PO Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701.
Online condolences may be sent at cheneywitt.com.