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Linn County News

Published March 9, 2022

 

Donald Ray Winters, age 86, Mt. Hope, Kan., formerly of Mound City, Kan., passed away Thursday, March 3, 2022.  He was born in Lane, Kan., on Jan. 4, 1936, the son of Harry and Mary Castlebury Winters. After graduating from high school he served his country in the United States Army. He then worked for Delco Battery in Olathe, Kan., and was a member of the United Auto Workers. 

He was united in marriage to Agnes Gunn on June 3, 1977. She preceded him in death on Jan. 16, 2014. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa May; brother, Jack Winters; and a sister, Helen Reed. 

Don enjoyed watching his kids and grandkids participate in many activities. He enjoyed coon and deer hunting, fishing and raising Walker coon dogs. 

Don is survived by a son, Andy Winters (Patty); two daughters, Misty Natt (Willie) and Cecilia Gunn; seven grandchildren, Dallas, Keyoun and Angel Natt, Ashley May and Kristy Winters, and Natalie and Mandy Woodroof; and six great-grandchildren, Hunter, A'Darrian, Cayden, Canon, Hayes and Kenlynn.  

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 10, 2022, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel with burial in the Goodrich Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5- 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Mound City Chapel. Contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer's Foundation, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box J, Mound City, Kan. 66056.  Online condolences can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com.  

 

OBITUARIES

Merle A. Beckman ~ 10-05-1935 to 08-03-2022

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Linn County News Published Aug. 10, 2022 Merle A. Beckman, age 86, Mound  City, Kan., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. He was born in rural La Cygne, Kan., on Oct. 5, 1935, the son of Charles and Neeva (Neal) Beckman. He graduated from La Cygne Rural High School... [More]

Mary Jo Spencer ~ 11-13-1938 to 08-06-2022

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Linn County News Published Aug. 10, 2022 Mary Jo Spencer, age 83, of Mound City, Kan., passed away on Aug. 6, 2022, at Louisburg Healthcare, Louisburg, Kan. She was born Nov. 13, 1938, in Terrell, Texas, to James Downing and Claudie Flower. Mary Jo moved to Lubbock, Texas,... [More]

Larry Sumners ~ 08-16-1953 to 08-01-2022

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  Linn County News Published Aug. 10, 2022   Larry Sumners, age 68, of Centerville, Kan., passed away on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, at the Overland Park Regional Medical Center in Overland Park, Kan. Laurence A. Sumners was born on Aug. 16, 1953, at McPherson,... [More]

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NEWS

STARS technical academy ribbon cutting Friday

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SPORTS

Demo Derby starts off Linn County Fair and Rodeo week

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The Linn County Fair and Rodeo started this past week with the traditional demolition derby. There were two nights of demo derby action as team derby, modified and figure eight races took place on Aug. 5 while the compact, semi-modified and bone stock took place on the evening... [More]

Total Effect Softball ready for action

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