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Linn County News

Published Oct. 21, 2020


Charles Oliver Haverfield, age 95, Parker, Kan., passed away on Friday, March 20, 2020. He was born on May 4, 1924, in Parker, the son of George and Violet Robinson Haverfield. He graduated from Parker High School in the class of 1942. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. He married Betty Clark on Dec. 9, 1951. To this union three sons were born. The marriage ended in divorce. He later married Helen McCarty Hampton on Jan. 16, 1970. She preceded him in death March 21, 2009.

He was a member of the Parker Historical Society and the Western Missouri Antique Tractor and Machinery Association. He and wife Helen traveled from spring through fall, attending shows with an antique tractor and stone burr mill.

He was also preceded in death by siblings Owen Haverfield and Wilma Coleman; stepchildren Phillip Hampton and Cheryl Erwin; and grandson P.J. Hampton. Charles is survived by three sons, Charles Haverfield (Linda), Robert Haverfield (Sheila), and Stephen Haverfield (Rose) and their son (Dustin); stepson Charles Hampton Sr. (Virginia); two stepdaughters, Marilyn Sheets Rhoades and Rolleen Stites (Alvin); a stepdaughter-in-law, Bertha Hampton; and many grandchildren and great and great-great grandchildren.

A gathering of friends and family will be held 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, at the Linn County 4-H Building, Mound City, Kan. Contributions are suggested to the Parker Historical Society, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P. O. Box 304, La Cygne, Kan. 66040. Online condolences can be left at


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Virgil Elmer Spencer 08-08-1939 to 09-17-2021


      Published in the Linn County News Sept. 22, 2021   Virgil Elmer Spencer, age 82, Mound City, Kansas passed away Friday, Sept.17, 2021. He was born on August 8, 1939 in rural Mound City, Kan. the son of Elmer Allen and Thelma Barker Spencer. ... [More]

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  Troy E. Mitchell, age 87, of Pleasanton, Kan. passed away in Overland Park, Kan.on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021.  Troy was born the son of Jesse James and Naomi Folsom Mitchell on June 23, 1934 in Kansas City, Kan.  He married Ruby Venable on October 4, 1951... [More]

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SPECIAL: Student detained after bringing knife to school


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