Share |

Linn County News

Published Feb. 27, 2019

Roma Elaine Shroyer, age 75 of Prescott, Kan., passed away at her home on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. She was born Oct. 17, 1943, in Uniontown, Kan., the daughter of Alvin and Suda Edwards Post.

She married Jack Shroyer on May 28, 1961, in Prescott, and to this union two children were born, a son, Gary, and daughter Cheryl.

Elaine had worked for Western Insurance, State Farm Insurance, the City of Prescott and Prescott Grade School. She attended nursing school at Fort Scott, graduating in 1983, and went to work at Mercy Hospital, Prescott Country View Nursing Home, and Linn and Bourbon County Health Departments until she retired in 2005. 

She was an active member of Prescott United Methodist Church, teaching Sunday school and in the United Methodist Women's group. She also was on the Library and Cemetery Board. She also loved playing music.

Elaine was preceded in death by her daughter, Cheryl Shroyer, in 1982; her parents; three brothers, Duane, Raymond and Richard Post; and one sister, Florence Post.

She is survived by husband Jack; son Gary Shroyer and wife Kelly of Prescott; two sisters, Carol Oakes and husband William, and Kathy Williams and husband David; granddaughter Nicole Burns and husband Patrick of Fulton, Kan.; grandson Brian Shroyer and wife Melissa of Mound City, Kan.; four great grandchildren, Taylor and Jordyn Burns, and Brynna and Brendan "Howie" Shroyer; along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, at the Prescott United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Prescott Cemetery. 

The family suggests contributions to M.A.D.D. Online condolences for the family may be left at




Alice Illeene Rose ~ 08-02-1927 to 06-14-2024


Linn County News Published June 19, 2024 Alice Illeene Rose, age 96, Overland Park, Kan., passed away Friday, June 14, 2024.  A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2024, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel. Visitation will... [More]

Laura Ellen Weitman Paul ~ 12-22-1947 to 06-07-2024


Linn County News Published June 12, 2024   Laura Ellen Weitman Paul, age 76, of La Cygne, Kan., passed away Friday, June 7, 2024. She was born on Dec. 22, 1947, in Quincy, Ill., the daughter of Ivan R. and Edna F. Parrish Weitman. She graduated from LaBelle Rural High... [More]

Terri Lynn Thies ~ 08-27-1958 to 06-06-2024


Linn County News Published June 12, 2024   Terri Lynn Thies, age 65, La Cygne, Kan., passed away Thursday, June 6, 2024. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 17, 2024, at Queen of the Holy Rosary Cemetery, Wea, Kan. Memorial contributions may be made to... [More]

More Obituaries

View All Obituaries


Commissioners approve motion to change chairperson


Early on in the meeting of the Linn County Commissioners on Monday, June 10, Commissioner Jim Johnson made a motion to replace Commissioner Jason Hightower as chairperson with Commissioner Danny McCullough. McCullough seconded the motion and it carried on a 2-1 vote with Hightower... [More]

Pay scale creates Pleasanton council disagreement


A discussion on pay scales took several discussions throughout the Pleasanton Council meeting Tuesday, May 28 when a new pay scale chart was introduced by Mayor Mathew Young. The chart was an effort to make pay more fair across the board for employees and allow the city to budget... [More]

Linn Valley Council discusses location of proposed new city hall


The Linn Valley City Council met Monday, June 10 for their first meeting of the month and among many other items discussed the idea of building a new city hall. Mayor Lew Donelson brought up the idea looking for a proposed location and the feasibility of a new city hall. He... [More]

More News


Mound City hosts youth fishing derby


The City of Mound City hosted the Youth Fishing Derby on June 8 as part of the Jayhawk Blast celebration. The derby started with registration at 9 a.m. and the derby itself running from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. There were four age groups in the derby, up to 5 years old, 6-10... [More]

Prairie View baseball and softball receive All League honors


The 2024 Pioneer League All League baseball and softball teams were announced recently and the Buffalos were represented in both sports. In baseball senior Gabe Murillo earned second team All League honors. Murillo was the senior leader on the team and was one of the team’s... [More]

More Sports


• 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.
• Obituaries submitted by funeral homes will be billed to the funeral home.
• Full obituaries submitted by individuals are required to be paid in advance.
• Cost: $40 for 300 words or less. Each additional word over 300, 10¢. Photograph $5.
Call Barbara at 913-352-6235 or e-mail

View Legals for Free Business Directory