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Linn County News

Published Dec. 16, 2020


Nina Lou Thompson Worthington, age 71, Mound City, Kan., passed away on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020. She was born on August 30, 1949, the daughter of Fred L. and Ethel Illah Pool Thompson. Nina was baptized at the Moran United Methodist Church as a teenager. She worked as an LPN mostly in geriatric care. She worked at Moran Manor, Sugar Valley Nursing Home and Swan Manor. She was a member of the Moran United Methodist Church. She enjoyed watching her grandkids and nieces and nephews compete in sports; rooting for the Chiefs; and playing softball in her younger years. She loved chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Leon Thompson. Nina is survived by a son, Chris Nelson (Jen); a daughter, Tisha Coleman (Steve); two brothers, Darrell and Larry Thompson; three sisters, Nita Lee Hunt, Cheryl Welch, and Linda Heffern; five grandchildren, Austin Coleman (Delaney), Chad Coleman and Alyssa Coleman, Henry Nelson and Harper Nelson; and three great-grandchildren, Rylee, Blaike and River Coleman.

Graveside memorial service will be 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, at the Moran Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. Nina has lost her battle with Covid 19. As a courtesy to the family, social distancing and mask wearing will be required. Contributions are suggested to Linn County Care to Share, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box J, Mound City, Kan. 66056.  


Cecil L. Fish 12-07-1931 to 04-08-2021


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William Michael McMillan 08-24-1960 to 04-08-2021


  Linn County News Published April 14, 2021   William Michael McMillan, age 60, of St. Joseph, Mo., passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021. He was born on Aug. 24, 1960, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of William McMillan and Virginia Russell McMillan. He... [More]

Vivian Lucile Bright 04-04-1928 to 04-08-2021


Linn County News Published April 14, 2021   Vivian Lucile Bright, age 93, Pleasanton, Kan., passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021. She was born in La Cygne, Kan., on April 4, 1928, the daughter of Raymond and Leona Dodge Vail. Vivian graduated from... [More]

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Mound City Council reopens discussions on sale of lake


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La Cygne will absorb high gas invoice


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Fire board says no to change in burn ban policy


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Many contribute to Lady Buffs sweep of Iola


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Jayhawk JV golf has good showings at Erie, Fort Scott


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