Steven Brett Finley, Sr. 1955-2013
Steven Brett Finley, 57, of Chanute, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Steve was born in Chanute, on March 13, 1955, the son of Carroll and Shirley Myers Finley. He graduated from Chanute High School in 1973. After high school, he graduated from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in 1996.
He spent several years managing funeral homes in Texas. After returning to Kansas, he was self employed, working ...
Madge O. Nelson Swinney 1915-2013
Madge Nelson Swinney, 97, of Chanute, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 at the Chanute Healthcare Center.
Madge was born in Altoona on Sept. 16, 1915, the daughter of Charles and Sarah McLaren Carroll. She graduated from Altoona High School and attended Pittsburg State College, Pittsburg, receiving a 3-year teaching certificate.
She was united in marriage to Clarence Nelson on Feb. 6, 1936 in Vilas. He preceded her in death on Dec. 28, 1969. She...
Chanute police seek information on missing person
Chanute police this morning issued a release asking for assistance in locating a missing person. Investigators are continuing to pursue leads connected to the body found Wednesday at the fire scene at 221 N. Lafayette.
Attempts are being made to locate Cristy K. Thomas Wiles, 36.
Anyone who has information in regard to this missing person is asked to contact the Chanute Police Department (620) 431-5768.
Sylvia Faye Wools 1918-2013
Sylvia Faye Wools, 94, of Colony, died on Feb. 5, 2013 at Windsor Place in Iola.
She was born on May 24, 1918 in Bronson, the daughter of Anthony Wayne and Jessie Rose Thompson. Sylvia attended Welda High School before she married Wayne William Wools on August 16, 1934 in Garnett.
She attended the Colony Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Wools on Nov. 2, 1977; son, Larry Wayne Wools on Feb. 5, 1987; grandson, ...
Gwen Raines 1921-2013
Gwen Raines, age 91, born June 25, 1921 in Chanute, died Jan. 28, 2013 in Castle Rock, Colo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Buddy Raines, and daughter, Kathleen Sue Raines. She is survived by her daugher, Lois Price, Elizabeth Colo.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A resident of Albuquerque from 1951 to 2003, Gwen moved to Elizabeth, Colo. and remained until 2005 when she moved to Castle Rock Care Center.
Jacqueline Helen Bosslet Conant 1933-2013
Jacqueline Helen Bosslet Conant, 79, St. Joseph, Mo., died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 at her home.
She was born March 13, 1933 to Joseph and Rose Bosslet.
Jacqueline married Darrell “Pat” Conant on April 17, 1954. He survives, of the home.
She was a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan, a member of Ladies Altar Society at St. Patrick’s in Chanute, attended several Lifetime Living Courses at NCCC, and loved to cook and entertain.
She was preceded i...
Pauline Warner 1922-2013
Pauline Warner, 91, Chanute, formerly of Independence, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 424 South Central in Chanute. Visitation in Chanute will be at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Independence.
Friends in Independence may register at Webb ...
Reverend Clifford O’Dell Nantz 1914-2013
Clifford O’Dell Nantz, 98, of Chanute, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 at the Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute.
Clifford was born in Humboldt on March 14, 1914, the son of Edmund and Bertha Kannard Nantz. He graduated from Chanute High School in 1933. He graduated from Southwestern College in Winfield in 1942 and then attended Bonebreak Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.
Clifford was an ordained minister and served churches in Kansas and I...
Mildred L. Odell 1929-2013
Mildred L. Odell, 83, of Fredonia, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 at Fredonia Regional Hospital. Mildred was born on May 8, 1929 in Fredonia, the daughter of Andrew Jackson and Mary Katherine Kincade Wilson.
Mildred was a graduate of Fredonia High School. On Dec. 10, 1950 she married Kenneth Odell. He preceded her in death on Dec. 19, 1989. On Jan. 17, 2004 Mildred married Emmett Keller. He died Sept. 26, 2009.
Mildred worked throughout her life a...
Bryan Smith 1967-2013
Bryan Smith, 45, of St. Paul, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at Via Christi Mt. Carmel Hospital in Pittsburg.
He was born March 31, 1967, in Parsons, to Lawrence C. and Katherine McAtee Smith. He grew up in St. Paul where he attended school and was a 1985 graduate of St. Paul High School. He then attended Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo.
He was co-owner and employed at HMS Enterprises, Inc., of Brazilton. In his many duties for HMS, he t...
Lucille Helen Marsh 1921-2013
Lucille Helen Marsh, 91, of Paola, formerly of Chanute, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 at the North Point Skilled Nursing Center in Paola.
Lucille was born in Hallam, Neb. on Sept. 6, 1921, the daughter of William and Elsie Bollinger Mailhan. She graduated from Hallam High School and graduated from Business College in Lincoln, Neb.
She was united in marriage to Loren Marsh in Hallam. He preceded her in death on March 1, 1968.
Lucille retired fr...
Everett E. Morris 1925-2013
Everett E. Morris, 87, a lifelong resident of Wilson and Greenwood counties, died at his home Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. He was born July 25, 1925 in Climax, the son of Edward L. and Grace Larcom Morris. Everett was employed by General Portland Cement/Lafarge, Inc. for many years, retiring in 1981. He was also a full-time farmer and rancher.
On March 8, 1945 in Fredonia, Everett was united in marriage to Helen Marie Culbertson. She survives, o...
Marvin LeRoy Sander 1928-2013
Marvin LeRoy Sander, 84, of Elsmore, was born April 3, 1928 to Paul Bernhard Sander and Rosa Maude Aten Sander in El Reno, Okla. His Heavenly Father gathered him into His loving arms on Jan. 30, 2013 following an illness of pneumonia. Marvin was baptized into God’s family on June 3, 1928 and was confirmed into the Lutheran Church on May 3, 1942.
On June 12, 1953 Marvin was united in marriage to Henryetta Laura Lohaus at Paola. This union was...
Herman Leon Anderes 1945-2013
Herman Anderes, 68, of Erie, went to be with the Lord after a two-year battle with cancer on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 at Labette Health in Parsons.¬†He was led to the Lord by Brother Pefley.
Herman was born in Fredonia on Jan. 13, 1945 the son of Melvin and Sylvia Pierce Anderes.He graduated from Midway High School in 1963.¬†After graduation he married his high school sweetheart, Patty Graham, on April 3, 1965 in Fredonia.
Herman was the owner/...
Kenneth J. ‘Kenny’ Coester 1950-2013
Kenneth J. “Kenny” Coester, 62, of Brazilton, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 at his residence in Brazilton surrounded by his family.
Kenny was born July 16, 1950 in Walnut, a son of Raymond and Louise McClelland Coester. Kenny and his family moved to Brazilton in 1955 where he attended District 12 School through the 8th grade and graduated from Girard High School in 1968.
Kenny was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Brazilton, being confirmed i...
Freddie W. Manly 1944-2013
Freddie W. Manly, 68, Arkansas City, retired trackman for the Santa Fe Railroad, and United States Army Veteran, joined his parents and siblings Jan. 25, 2013.
He is preceded by parents John and Saleita, siblings Ernie, Reese, and Mary, and grandson Davon. He is survived by sons John Leonard and wife Mary, Noie and wife, Angela, and Ernest and wife, Jodie; 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial wervices will be held in Buffa...
Audrey Irene Clifton 1912-2013
Audrey Irene Plumlee Clifton, 101, of Humboldt, former longtime Rocky Comfort, Mo., resident, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Chanute HealthCare Center.
Audrey was born Jan. 16, 1912, in Rocky Comfort, the only child of Oscar Esmond and Bessie Link Plumlee. She grew up in Rocky Comfort and graduated from high school there.
On Feb, 20, 1930, Audrey married Roy Carl Clifton and they made their home in Rocky Comfort. In 2001, they moved to Humb...
Katie Schoenhofer and Aaron Hole were united in marriage on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at the St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center in Lawrence, with Father Curtis Carlson officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Mike and Cindy Schoenhofer, Erie, and granddaughter of Jerry and Ann Schoenhofer, and Karen Steinbacher, St. Paul, Charles Steinbacher, Parsons, and the late Joan Schoenhofer. The bridegroom is the son of Carol Hole, Erie, and Rick Hol...
Vyrl ‘Dean’ Evans 1927-2013
Vyrl “Dean” Evans went to his heavenly home on Jan. 24, 2013 in Derby.
He was born on Dec. 18, 1927 in Chanute, to Tom and Edith Crowl Evans.
Vyrl served his country in the U.S. Army and was a WWII veteran.
After the army, Dean worked for the Kansas Dept of Transportation in Chanute for 44 years.
Dean married Theresa Arlene Norris Evans on June 23, 1951, and they had two children, Michael and Linda.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening a...
Patricia Ruth ‘Pat’ Bauer 1926-2013
Patricia Ruth “Pat” Bauer, 86, of Palatka, Fla., died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 at her home. She was born May 13, 1926 in Buffalo, the daughter of Daniel Douglas and Ora Pearl Bartels Follmer. Pat was a bookkeeper for much of her life and a homemaker.
Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Lee Thomas, and last husband, Gene Bauer.¬†
Her survivors include her daughter, Tanya McMullen of Albuquerque, N.M.; sisters, Pauline June Eagle of...