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Linn County News

Published June 22, 2022

Eva Marie Conley LaMar Frazee passed away on Monday, June 13, 2022. She was born May 16, 1927, in Bacca County, Colo., the daughter of Arthur Leonard and Ruth Elizabeth (Hensley) Conley. She attended the Mesa View Grade School in Colorado. At the age of eight,

she moved with her family to Linn County, Kan. There she attended Stony Point and Fair

View grade schools and the La Cygne and Pleasanton high schools. After graduation from

Pleasanton High School in 1945, she was employed by the Braemoor Coat Factory in Paola, Kan. In 1946, she attended Pittsburg State Teachers College in Pittsburg, Kansas. She then taught in the Boicourt Grade School. 

On Aug. 10, 1947, she was united in marriage to Harvey A. LaMar in La Cygne, Kan. To this union, one daughter and three sons were born. Eva was a member of the First Christian Disciples of Christ Church in Olathe, Kansas, where she

sang in the church choir and was active in many church functions including: Youth Leader, Sunday School Teacher, Librarian, Secretary and President of the Christian Women’s Fellowship Group. Eva was active in the Little League Baseball Mothers Club for many years. She was a

life member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary, VFW Post 3712. She was a member of NARFE Chapter 2098 and KOFPS Marmaton Valley, Fort Scott, Kan. Eva worked for the TG&Y store and Patrons Insurance in Olathe, Kan. She worked for the IRS in Kansas City, Mo., from 1960 to 1964, the Selective Service in Olathe, Kan., from 1966 to 1968, and the United States Department of Agriculture from 1968 to 1992. After retirement, she worked part time for

H&R Block in Paola, Kan.

Eva was united in marriage to John W. Frazee on Jan. 3,

1994. Eva was preceded in death by her first husband Harvey A. LaMar on Jan. 28, 1988; daughter Ruth Marie Fuller; son Rick LaMar; a granddaughter; a great-grandson; parents Arthur

and Ruth Conley; siblings Earl Conley, Arthur Conley Jr., Marjorie Prentice, Louise Crisler; and second husband John W. Frazee on Jan. 20, 2021.

Eva is survived by two sons Buddy LaMar (Brenda, children Leslie and Andy) and Jerry Lee LaMar (Elaine, daughter Chloe); three

stepsons Tommy (Jerri) Frazee, Lonnie Frazee, and Ronnie Lee (Kathy) Frazee; two sisters, Marian Hayes and Leola Mundell; sister-in-law Anita Conley; and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 24, 2022, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel. Burial will immediately follow in the Brooklyn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at the Schneider La Cygne Chapel.

Contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Online condolences can be left at

www.schneiderfunerals.com.

OBITUARIES

Mary Tinsley ~ 12-15-1935 to 04-09-2024

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Linn County News Published April 10, 2024   I, Mary Tinsley; being of sound mind and steadfast in my faith died today. My body decided to give out. Here I am, onto my next adventure, carried home to heaven by these wonderful angels shouting, ‘She is here, She... [More]

Frederick John “Fritz” Johanning, Jr. ~ 08-10-1948 to 03-26-2024

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Linn County News Published April 3, 2024   Frederick John "Fritz" Johanning, Jr., age 75, of Blue Mound, Kan., passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2024. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30, 2024, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City... [More]

Doris Maxine Basore ~ 01-02-1920 to 03-10-2024

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Linn County News Published March 13, 2024   Doris Maxine Basore, age 104, Pleasanton, Kan., passed away Monday, March 10, 2024. She was born in Bates County, Mo., on Jan. 2, 1920, the daughter of Ray and Verna Chapman Lacy. She graduated from Rich Hill High School... [More]

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NEWS

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SPORTS

Jayhawk softball sweeps Crest

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The Jayhawk Linn softball team traveled to Crest on Apr. 4 for a league double-header against the Crest Lancers. The Hawks won both games of the double-header as the first game was 7-0 and the second game was 21-4. In the first game both teams were scoreless through the first... [More]

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The Prairie View track team traveled to Paola on April 4 to compete in the very challenging Paola Invitational. The Buffalos did well as the girls team placed fifth with 56 points and the boys placed 10th with 11 points. The girls were led by Laney Schaffer and Bree Allen.... [More]

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