Archive for Thursday, November 30, 2000


November 30, 2000

Homer B. Hughes


Services for Homer B. Hughes, 94, DeSoto, were Wednesday at DeSoto Baptist Church. Burial was in DeSoto Cemetery.

Mr. Hughes died Nov. 25, 2000, at Good Samaritan Center, Olathe.

He was born Dec. 18, 1905, in Holden, Mo.

He worked for Ford Motors from 1929 until his retirement in 1963. He was a member of United Auto Workers No. 249, and a farmer in DeSoto.

He married Annie Hughes on Jan. 30, 1937. She died in 1996.

Survivors include two sons, Gerold Hughes, Manhattan, and Paul Hughes, Kansas City, Mo.; a daughter, Patricia Warsop, Thane, Wyo.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to DeSoto Baptist Church, P.O. Box E, DeSoto 66018.

Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel, DeSoto, was in charge of arrangements.

John Nicholson


Services for John T. Nicholson, 42, Ottawa, were Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ottawa. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Ottawa.

Mr. Nicholson died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, at Ransom Memorial Hospital, Ottawa, after a yearlong battle with cancer.

He was born May 30, 1958, in New York City, the son of Peter F. and Jane (Tammany) Nicholson. He attended St. Angela Merchi Catholic School through sixth grade. His family moved to DeSoto in 1970 and he graduated from DeSoto High School in 1976. He earned a bachelor of science degree in computer science from Kansas University in 1980. He moved to the Ottawa area from Troy, Mich.

Mr. Nicholson was a computer programmer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Kansas City, Mo., for several years after graduation.

He wrote children`s and adult fiction books and stories while living in Michigan, was a coach and houseparent for COF Training Services after moving to Ottawa, and was active with clients at COF and with the Special Olympics.

He had participated in numerous bike rides and fundraisers for the benefit of cancer and multiple sclerosis associations. In his youth, he was an altar boy and Cub and Boy Scout. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ottawa.

Survivors include his mother, Jane Nicholson, of the home; two sisters, Jane Montecillo, Troy, Mich., and Mary Nicholson, Ottawa; and two brothers, Peter Nicholson and Kevin Nicholson, both of Ottawa.

The family suggests memorials to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or Franklin County Cancer Foundation Inc., sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, P.O. Box 14, Ottawa 66067.

Everett H. Haslett


Graveside services for Everett Hally "Red" Haslett, 88, DeSoto, were Tuesday at Woodlawn Cemetery, Pomona.

Mr. Haslett died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at his home.

He was born Jan. 4, 1912, in Lyndon, the son of Earl Abner and Florence Everett (Wilson) Haslett. He grew up in the Vassar area and graduated from Michigan Valley High School in 1930. He moved to Colorado in 1932 and then to Idaho. He returned to Franklin County in 1969.

He began working as a lumberjack in 1931 and later worked in a lumber mill until retiring in 1964.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for more than 34 years. He married Hazel Fern (Cox) Shaw on June 6, 1969, at Hitching Post-Coeur d`Alene, Idaho. She died Feb. 7, 1995.

Survivors include two sons, Ronald Fredrick, DeSoto, and Wayne Alan, Twin Falls, Idaho; three daughters, Elizabeth Gibbons and Carrol Wallace, both of Kalispell, Mont., and Cheryl Lynn Head, Parker; two stepsons, Charles Allen Shaw, Branson, Mo., and James David Shaw, Ottawa; two stepdaughters, Patricia Livingston, Lawrence, and Julie Fuller, Twin Falls, Idaho; two brothers, Cecil Haslett, Manassa, Colo., and Robert Haslett, Spokane, Wash.; three sisters, Stella Zordell, Sagle, Idaho; Rosalee Knabe, Meade, Wash.; and Maxine Gilbert, Spokane, Wash.; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A son, Roland Franklin "Curly" Haslett, and a stepson, Larry Porter Shaw, died earlier.

The family suggests memorials to Ottawa Senior Center or the American Heart Assn., sent in care of Dengel and Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa 66067.

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