Anita Alida Pavey, 77, of Fort Scott, died Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at Medicalodge of Fort Scott.

She was born Sept. 29, 1926, in Kansas City, Mo., to Henry and Techla Augusta Zimmerman Scheidt.

She married Paul Vernon Pavey on Oct. 4, 1945, in Fort Scott. He survives of the home.

Additional survivors include one son, Phillip Pavey of Fort Scott; one brother, Clark Scheidt of Raytown, Mo.; and two sisters, Edna Klecker of Overland Park and Techla M. Peters of Valley Springs, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Vernon Pavey; and two sisters, Ailene K. Mokry and Flora L. DeMartino.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home in Fort Scott with William James Schafer officiating. According to Mrs. Pavey's wishes, the body will be cremated after the services. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.

source: Morningsun.net Aug 9, 2004, Pittsburg Kansas


Services will be at 11 p.m. Tuesday at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home for Mrs. Hazel Pavey Werth, 78?, Watertown, N.Y., a former Kansan who died Thursday in a Watertown hospital.

She was born Dec. 28? 1898, at Wakarusa in Shawnee County, the daughter of John and Willa Pavey. She attended Topeka public schools and Strickler's Business College. She formerly lived in Topeka many years and later at Adams, N. Y.

She was a member of Topeka Chapter No. 462, Order of Eastern Star, and the auxiliary of Phillip Billard Post No. 1650, Veterans of Foreign Wars, both in Topeka.

She was married to N.C. Worth Sept. 16, 1947. He died in June 1952.

Survivors include two stepdaughters, Mrs. Juanita Bond, 5624 W. 17th, and Mrs. Jean Ramsey, 2510 Crest Drive, and a stepgrandson.

Burial will be in Topeka Cemetery.

Topeka newspaper Tuesday, April 26, 1977



The funeral of Corp. Frank A. Pavey, who died Saturday evening at the base hospital at Fort Riley, KS will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from Penwell's chapel.

He was a member of Co. A., Tenth division ammunition train, stationed at Camp Funston.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. R. C. Pavey; one sister, Hazel, of Topeka; and two children, Harold and Thelma Pavey, of Carbondale. Burial in Lynn Creek cemetery.

source:from a Topeka KS newspaper circa Dec.1918




Bertha M.Peavey, 80, retired Ingalls Elementary School secretary, passed away March 1, 2009.

Visitation 3-8 p.m. Wednesday, Hillside Funeral Home West; service 11 a.m. Thursday, Fairview Christian Church, 1650 Fairview Avenue N, Wichita 67203.

Bertha was preceded in death by her parents and a son, John Lewis Peavey. Survivors: husband, Grayston; son, Jeff; daughter, Marcie Verkinderen; brother, Albert L. Crisp; sister, Arnetta R. Crisp, daughter-in-law, Rosalie Peavey, all of Wichita; 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorials to the church or Arthritis Foundation of Kansas Chapter, 1999 N Amidon, S-105, Wichita 67203

Source: Kansas.com …..Mar 3, 2009



Peavey, Dean A., 40, died June 14, 2009. Rosary 7 p.m. today, service 10 a.m. Friday, both at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 2801 S. Seneca Wichita KS.

Preceded in death by father, John. Survivors: wife, Elicia, daughter, Samantha, son, Andis, mother, Rosalie Peavey, grandfather, Grayston, brother, Ronnie, sisters, Crystal, Cynthia. Peace.

Source: Wichita Eagle 6/18/2009


1863 - 1903


July 6, 1903 Newpaper Article


Engineer at the Powder Works
Caught in Shafting---
Whirled Until Unconscious--
Dies in a Few Hours

John Peavey, night engineer at the powder works of the Pennsylvania & Kansas Powder Co., south of the city, was so badly injured in a peculiar accident at the works, Friday envening, that he died several hours later at the Mount Carmel hospital.

Peavey commenced his shift as engineer at three 0'clock, he arrived at the plant, and entered the engine room to relieve the day engineer. He started to remove his outer clothing to put on his overalls, in which he was accustomed to work, and while he was engaged in putting the overalls on, one of the workmen passed by, Peavey playfully made a kick at him, and the workman kicked back at him in sport. Peavey jumped backward to avoid the kick, and in doing so, his overalls which had not been fastened up, caught in a line of shafting, which run through the engine room, and in the twinkling of an eye, the clothing was wound about in the shafting, and the unfortunate engineer was rapidly whirled about by the revolving shaft. It only required a minute to shut off the power and stop the rotating shaft but in that time the engineer's body was whirled with fearful force about the shaft, and when he was released he was in an unconscious condition, bleeding from the nostrils and mouth, and apparently seriously injured. The workmen immediately bound up the cuts and wounds as well as they could and telephoned for the ambulance. He was then carried to the home of his brother-in-law A.E. Fish, half a mile east of the plant, where he had been making his home, and here he was attended to until the ambulance of the Pittsburg Undertaking Co. arrived, when he was removed to the Mount Carmel hospital, where Doctors McLaren and Hazlewood treated the injuries.

At the hospital it was found that his right leg had been crushed below the knee and that he had received other bad cuts and wounds, but the most serious injuries were the internal ones, and it was seen at once that recovery would be but a hope. He was uncousious and never regained consiousness. He lingered on untill about eleven o'clock Friday night, when he passed away.

Peavey was a single man, about 46 years of age, He had never been married and for several years had been making his home with his brother-in -law. Mr Fish. He has lived in Pittsburg for many years and was well known and esteemed by all as a steady going man. When the powder works were opened he secured a position as engineer and was respected by his employees as a competent and able offical in that capacity. The funeral occured yesterday afternoon at four o'clock from the home near the powder works, the funeral being conducted by Rev. J.H. Givson pastor of the United Presbyterian Church.

Submitted by Linda Snodgrass



Peavey, Raymond Thurston, 78, retired Vocational Tech Teacher and Boeing Aircraft employee, passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. He was born in Darlington Township, Harvey County, Kansas, to Raymond Wallace Peavey and Agnes (Gillette).

He served as a U.S. Army Sgt in the 159th Boat Battalion 1956-1958. He was a Building Contractor for new homes. He loved woodworking and had booths at many festivals and craft shows.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Irene; children, Sharon Latimer of Valley Center, Kevin (Lucy) Peavey of Quincy, IL, Mark (Kathy) Peavey of Wichita, Carole Peavey of Sachse, TX, Julie (Steve) Alexander of Newton, Nicolle (Mike) Bailey of Maize; 12 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren; brother, Dean Peavey of Sherman, TX; and sister, Ilene Gilmore of Seattle, WA.

Visitation 5-7 pm, Friday, June 29, at Baker Funeral Home, Valley Center. Services 9:30 a.m., Saturday, June 30, will be held at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, 12002 W. 109th N, Bentley. www.bakerfhvc.com

Source: The Wichita Eagle from June 28 to June 29, 2012




G. Russell “Rusty” Peavy, 54, died Sept. 8, 2008, in Hillsboro.

Survivors include: his wife, Karen, and two sons Chase and Cody of Canton; one sister, Chery,l of Georgia. Memorial services are pending for Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Free Methodist Church of McPherson.

Memorials suggested to the Chase and Cody Peavy College Fund, sent in care of Yost Funderal Home in Hillsboro or McPherson Coop Credit Union.

Source: The McPherson Sentinel, Mc Pherson, KS



Daughter of Minnie Alice (Peavey Furnish

Halstead, KS— Delilia F. Pitts, 84, of Halstead died Friday (Oct. 19, 2007) at Newton Medical Center.

She had been a resident of Halstead since 1995, having been a lifelong Bentley resident before moving there. She was a homemaker.

Pitts was born Nov. 2, 1922, in Bentley to Elgin and Minnie Alice (Peavey) Furnish. Both are deceased.

She married Melvin C. Pitts Sr. on Jan. 9, 1942, in Bentley. He survives of Halstead.

She was a former Bentley Rebekahs Lodge member.

Other survivors include: sons, Melvin Jr. and Linda Pitts of Halstead, and Steve and Virginia Pitts, and Dan and Cristi Pitts, all of Bentley; daughters, Nancy and David Swart of Bentley, and Pamela and Rick Cullum of Fort Dodge, Iowa; 14 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by grandsons, Scott Pitts, Casey Pitts and Robby Swart; brother, Dewayne Furnish; sisters, Mildred Schultz, Lillian Fisher, Lucille Thompson, Clara Belle Phipps, Viergie Furnish and Bertha Watson.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Kaufman Funeral Home in Halstead with visitation with family from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Bentley with the Rev. Peter Hartman officiating.

Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association in care of the funeral home.

Source ……..The Kansan dot com obituary page Published: Saturday, October 20, 2007