Share |

Nancy Ann Vail, 82, of Amoret, Mo., passed away Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at Bates County Memorial Hospital. Nancy was born March 31, 1933, in Amoret, Mo., to James Ray and Edna Beatrice (Jacobs) Wisdom. She graduated from Hume High School with the Class of 1951. On April 5, 1954 she married Herschel Leon Vail. Together they raised nine children.
Nancy was an extremely hard worker who gave everything she had to provide for her family. For many years she worked on the trash route she and Herschel started. After Herschel’s accident, Nancy continued to run the business doing books and the physical labor with never a complaint.
Nancy was preceded in death by her beloved husband Hershel on Dec. 7, 2014; three sons, Chris Vail, Darrel Vail, and Dennis Vail; two brothers, Ray Edward “Bud” Wisdom and Delbert Daune “Bucky” Wisdom; one sister, Glessner Faye Smith; one granddaughter, Candice Vail; and one daughter-in-law, Tammy Vail.
Nancy is survived by two sons, Kenny Vail and Corrie of Freeman, Mo., and Curtis Vail and Vicki J. of Butler, Mo.; four daughters, Ruth Quirk, Vicky I. Vail and and Anthony Lunde of Amsterdam, Mo., Sharon Tennison, and Linda Richey; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and two nieces, Phyllis Hinsley and Kim Wisdom.
The memorial service for Nancy will be Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 at Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. A visitation will take place from 10 .am. until service time. The family will have a private burial at Woodfin Cemetery, Foster, Mo., at a later date. The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association in care of the funeral home at PO. Box 525, Pleasanton, KS 66075. Friends and family may leave online condolences at Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel.


Debra Dale Wolf ~ 04-03-1954 to 03-22-2023


Linn County News Published March 29, 2023   Debra Dale Wolf, age 68, Linn Valley, Kan., passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2023.   Graveside funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at the Trading Post Cemetery. Memorial contributions... [More]

Jessica Erin Cox ~ 11-15-1979 to 03-20-2023


Linn County News Published March 29, 2023   Jessica Erin Cox, beloved daughter, and granddaughter, passed away at her home in Lawrence, Kan., March 20, 2023. Jessica was born Nov. 15, 1979, at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She was a graduate of Shawnee... [More]

Larry Ray Oliver ~ 07-12-1953 to 03-22-2023


Linn County News Published March 29, 2023   Larry Ray Oliver, age 69, Pleasanton, Kan., passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2023.  Funeral service will be at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. Visitation... [More]

More Obituaries

View All Obituaries


Special: Governor issues declaration of disaster emergency due to threat of wildland fires


  Governor Laura Kelly issued a verbal declaration of disaster emergency this morning, March 31, due to the potential for wildland fires and severe storms in the state. The declaration will allow the state to preposition assets for a quicker response to any fires... [More]

Commissioners discuss Pleasanton meal site options


During the latter part of the meeting on Monday, March 27, Linn County Commissioners discussed the walk-through on Wednesday, March 22 at the former Memaw’s Kitchen located at 6th and Main Streets in Pleasanton. Economic Development Director Jessica Hightower read notes... [More]

Linn Valley moves forward with water, sewer project


“Positive ramifications” for the city   Following a 15-minute legal session called by Linn Valley Mayor Cindy Smith at their Monday meeting, the mayor announced a preliminary agreement with Rural Water District #1 for water rights in Linn Valley. Smith... [More]

More News


Prairie View competes at State Powerlifting meet


The Prairie View Buffalos competed in the State Powerlifting meet on March 25. The meet had 285 total lifters and the Buffalos took 16 boys and nine girls to the event. Prairie View had two lifters place second in their respective weight divisions at the meet. Rhett Jackman,... [More]

Jayhawk softball and baseball open season against Southeast Cherokee


The Jayhawk baseball and softball teams opened their 2023 season at home against Southeast Cherokee on March 27. Both softball and baseball teams played a double header and the boys split while the girls swept the Lancers. Baseball won their first game 3-0 but lost the second... [More]

More Sports

Business Directory


• May be mailed, e-mailed, faxed or hand delivered.
• Must be received by 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning in order to appear in that week's edition.
• Full obituaries submitted by individuals are required to be paid in advance.
• Obituaries submitted by funeral homes will be billed to the funeral home.
• Cost: $30 for 300 words or less. Each additional word over 300, 10¢. Photograph $5.
Call Barbara at 913-352-6235 or e-mail