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Linn County News

Published Nov. 4, 2020

 

Wheeler E. Cortner, age 91, formerly of Blue Mound, Kan., passed away on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. He was born in Kansas City, Mo., on December 5, 1928, the son of Wheeler D. and Pearl F. Chamberlin Cortner. He proudly served his country during World War II in the United States Army. He worked as an engineer for the Rock Island Railroad. He was married to Shirley Jean Schilling who preceded him in death on June 16, 2008. He was also preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Robert and Bernard Cortner. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Mound City, Kan., and the American Legion Mooney-Long Post #279, Blue Mound, Kan.

Graveside funeral service will be held 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at the Rosebank Cemetery, Mulberry, Kan. Visitation 10 a.m. Friday at the Schneider Funeral Home, Mound City Chapel. Wheeler will lie in state Thursday at the Schneider Mound City Chapel. Contributions are suggested to Sacred Heart Church or American Legion Post #279, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box J, Mound City, Kan. 66056. Online condolences can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com.

 

 

 


 

 

 

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Rubie Mae Blackman Scott 02-06-1929 to 11-29-2020

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Linn County News Published Dec. 2, 2020 Rubie Mae Blackman Scott, age 91, Mound City, Kan., passed away Nov. 29, 2020. She was born Feb. 6, 1929, to Zenas Andrew and Sylvia Estilla Bruce Blackman in Pleasanton, Kan. She attended all 12 years of school in the Pleasanton schools,... [More]

Phyllis Lorraine Halverson Green 03-22-1943 to 11-25-2020

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Linn County News Published Dec. 2, 2020 Phyllis Lorraine Halverson Green, age 77, Mound City, Kan., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. She was born on March 22, 1943, in Marshalltown, Iowa, the daughter of Howard and Iva Kiser Halverson. She was united in marriage to Robert... [More]

Charles Edward Jones 08-09-1946 to 11-21-2020

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Linn County News Published Dec. 2, 2020 Charles Edward Jones, 74, passed away Nov. 21, 2020. Visitation was Friday, Nov. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, Olathe, Kan. Private funeral service will be held. Burial will be in the Olathe Memorial Cemetery.... [More]

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NEWS

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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