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Linn County News

Published Feb. 3, 2021

 

Mary Jane Pemberton, age 80, La Cygne, Kan., passed away on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. She was born on Oct. 16, 1940, in Albany, Mo., the daughter of Henry James and Layla Viola Hazelbaker Pittsenbarger. She worked on the assembly line for General Motors before retiring. She was a member of the United Auto Workers Union. She was united in marriage to Ed Pemberton on Oct. 2, 1976. He preceded her in death on March 12, 2016. 

Mary Jane volunteered at the La Cygne Library and Swanfest. She enjoyed playing Bunko, growing flowers, and was a member of the Over 50 Club. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Jim Pittensbarger; and a grandson, Matthew Richard Benjamin. Mary Jane is survived by two sons, Richard and Robert Stitt; two daughters, Wendy Stitt and Brenda Benjamin; a stepson, Danny Pemberton; five grandchildren, Emma Peterson, Rachell Benjamin, Sarah Banks, Eric Pemberton and Katie Harris; and four great-grandchildren, Knox Harris, Everly Pemberton, Brody Pemberton, and Kaden Ohlert.

Graveside service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, at the Trading Post Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel. Mask wearing and social distancing will be observed. Contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box 304, La Cygne, Kan., 66040. Online condolences can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com.

OBITUARIES

Wilhelmina “Billie” Rose Suddock

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  Linn County News Published Sept. 22, 2021   Wilhelmina “Billie” Rose Suddock, age 90, of Wichita, Kan., died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Home Health & Hospice of Kansas. Rosary... [More]

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

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      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]

Troy E. Mitchell 06-22-1934 to 09-17-2021

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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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NEWS

SPECIAL: Student detained after bringing knife to school

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For immediate release: September 22, 2021 On September 21, 2021, The Linn County Sheriff’s Office was given information that a student at Pleasanton USD #344 was bringing a knife to school. Information led Deputies to believe that the student may want to harm others.... [More]

Commissioners address SRO funding

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  By JACKIE TAYLOR Linn County News jackielcn@linncountynews.net   After Linn County Sheriff Kevin Friend spoke on School Resource Officer (SRO) activity, County Commissioner Jim Johnson commented at their Monday meeting that the commissioners needed to clear... [More]

Pleasanton Council discusses annexation

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    By JACKIE TAYLOR Linn County News jackielcn@linncountynews.net   Continuing their discussion concerning annexation at their Monday meeting, the City Council spoke of Pleasanton resident Kimberly Campbell’s request for voluntary annexation... [More]

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SPORTS

Blu-Jays hope for first strike Friday

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    LINN COUNTY NEWS NEWSPAPERSRME@yahoo.com After losing their first three games, including by 30-6 at Uniontown last Friday, Pleasanton’s Blu-Jays will be looking to score first when they host Troy at 7 p.m. this Friday in a non-district matchup. “We... [More]

Prairie View football 3-0 after defeating Parsons, 38-14

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    LINN COUNTY NEWS holtadam82@yahoo.com The Prairie View football team continues to perform at a high level as they hosted Parsons on Sept. 17.  The Buffalos took control of the game early on both sides of the ball, which led to an eventual 38-14 victory.... [More]

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