M.C. Russell 1924-2009
M.C. Russell, 85, longtime Overland Park resident, died Tuesday, September 15, 2009.
He was born Aug. 29, 1924, in Lisco, Neb., to Marion Clay and Minnie Mae Wescott Russell.
He was a veteran of World War II and wounded in the Phillipines in 1944.
On March 5, 1951, he married Ruth Hole. She survives.
He retired from Hallmark Card Co. in 1989.
Other survivors include a brother, Charles and his wife Eva Curfman, Nashua, N.H., and numerous niece...
25 years ago (1984)
Reigning at the Chanute Fall Festival were the Little King and Queen, Jeff Turnbull, 5, and Crystal Abigail Adams, 6.
50 years ago (1959)
Chanute businessmen pictured as they took part in a farm tour are Tom Durkin, E.E. Rosenthal, Sheldon Propst, Emmet Bolze and Glen McLaren.
75 years ago (1934)
A proposal to build a second lake at the Chanute Country Club is being pushed by Dr. I.O. Prindle, who is soliciting contributio...
John Q. Anderson
John Q. Anderson, 97, Chanute, died Wednesday, September 16, 2009, at his home.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Swede Cemetery in Swede Center.
Oscar ‘Bub’ Lauber 1930-2009
Oscar Leon “Bub” Lauber, 79, Yates Center, died Monday, Sept. 14, 2009 at Yates Center Health Care.
Bub was born April 11, 1930 on his grandparents farm in Rural Woodson County, the son of Oscar H. and Dessie Gillespie Lauber. He lived all his life in Woodson County on his grandparents farm except for the time he served in the Army. He was a lifelong cattleman and farmer raising Hereford cattle.
On May 26, 1956 he was united in marriage to L...
Oliver Conrad Jackson 1921-2009
Oliver Conrad Jackson, 88, Elsmore, died Thursday, September 10, 2009, at his home.
He was born May 28, 1921, at Elsmore to Oliver Conrad and Della Swanson Jackson. He graduated from Elsmore High School in 1938 and from Kansas State University in 1942, where he was a member of Farmhouse Fraternity.
In 1942 he joined the United States Navy and became an aviator and flight instructor.
On March 15, 1944, he married Lorella Brown at Friends Home ...
Wedding — Berthot/Pineda
Karista Ruth Berthot and Jacob Ignacio Pineda were married March 14, 2009, at First Baptist Church in Chanute. Kendall Sheats presided over the candlelight double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Kevin and Renee Berthot, Chanute. The groom is the son of Ignacio and Elizabeth Pineda, Wichita.
Vanessa McCullough served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids included Jessica Gordon and Alicia Berthot, sisters of the bride, and Sara Pineda, s...
Engagement — Briggeman/Works
Richard and Karen Works, Humboldt, announce the engagement of their son, Adam George Works, to Kayla Rae Briggeman, both of Overland Park. She is the daughter of Warren and Donna Briggeman, Iuka.
Briggeman graduated from Pratt High School in 2003 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Kansas State University in 2007. She works as a Consultant Engineer for FM Global in Overland Park.
Works is a 2003 graduate of ...
David W. Almond 1953-2009
David W. Almond, 56, Walnut, died Tuesday, September 8, 2009.
He was born July 8, 1953, in Chanute to Howard J. and Betty J. True Almond. He graduated from Chanute High School.
He married Deborah M. Michael on Oct. 3, 1994, in Humboldt. She survives.
He owned his own welding business.
Other survivors include three sons, Joshua Almond, Buffalo, Matt Lewis, Arizona, and J.D. Sexton, Walnut; three daughters, Lori Lewis, Arizona, Jennifer Garber,...
25 years ago (1984)
Christine Hernandez of Chanute was crowned queen of this year’s Mexican Fiesta, the 67th annual local celebration of the event.
50 years ago (1959)
A Tribune photo shows junior college students Delene Lieurance and Anita Rutledge, wearing sweaters as they walk to class. A cold snap overnight reminded local residents that summer is on its way out.
75 years ago (1934)
The 79th annual harvest festival at the old Campbell hom...
Rosa Mae Carlson 1924 – 2009
Rosa Mae Carlson, 84, Chanute, Kansas, died peacefully at home Tuesday, September 8, 2009.
She was born September 28, 1924, in Emporia, Kansas, to Jacob and Rosa May Schwindt; graduated from Emporia High School in May 1942 and attended Emporia State Teachers College and Pittsburg Kansas University.
Rosa Mae taught at rural schools in Lyon County (Section and Line). On August 17, 1947, she married Curtis Edwin Carlson at Ebenezer Church near O...
Rosa Mae Carlson, 84, Chanute, died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009 at her home. Graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009 at the Elmwood Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Westview Baptist Church in Chanute. The family will receive friends on Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel.
Memorials are suggested to Westview Baptist Church.
David W. Almond, 56, of Walnut,...
William Robert Roberts Jr. 1947 – 2009
William Robert Roberts Jr., 62, of Broken Arrow, Okla., died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009 at his home following a brave battle with cancer.
The people he grew up with in Chanute knew him only as Junior. His work associates knew him as Bill.
Junior was born in Miami, Okla., on July 27, 1947, the son of Bill and Juanita Ford Roberts. The family moved to Chanute in 1954. Junior graduated from Chanute High School in the Class of 1965 and then graduated ...
James A. “Jim” Roberts 1944 - 2009
James A. “Jim” Roberts, 65, Lawrence, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, after a courageous bout with cancer.
He was born March 11, 1944, in Vandalia, Ill., the son of James and Marjorie “Toad” Roberts. His parents preceded him in death.
He grew up in Chanute, where he graduated from Chanute High School in 1962 as student body president. He attended the University of Kansas, where he joined the Sigma Nu fraternity ...
Alma Jean Kihm 1940-2009
Alma Jean Kihm, 68, Hot Springs Village, Ark., died Tuesday, September 1, 2009.
She was born Dece. 19, 1940, in Huntsville, Mo., to Johnny and Hazel Nelson Bryant.
Alma enjoyed reading and was an avid gardener. She loved and appreciated the great outdoors and all of God’s creatures. Alma was adventurous and always enjoyed traveling and exploring new places. She was a devoted mother and grandmother.
Loving survivors include two daughters and...
Reuben Schultz 1923-2009
Reuben Schultz, 86, Fredonia, longtime resident of rural Neodesha, Kansas, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at Golden Living Center in Neodesha. He was born April 26, 1923 in Coy, Okla., the son of Peter and Lena Nightingale Schultz. He was a farmer all of his life.
On Dec. 19, 1943 in Halstead, he married Rosalee Mae Unruh. She preceded him in death June 27, 2005.
He was a member of the Church of God in Christ-Mennonite Church, rural Fredonia.
Lila E. Peters-Toedman 1918-2009
Lila E. Nitchman Peters-Toedman, 90, passed away peacefully into the Loving Arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ, Sept. 5, 2009.
She was born Dec. 5,1918 in Sheridan, Wyoming to John and Dessie (Moody) Nitchman.
Lila was preceded in death by her parents, and stepfather Jack Vestal, her first husband Joseph and second husband Charles Toedman, her brothers, Sheldon Nitchman and Vernon Ward, sisters, Virginia Solberg and Mary Metcalf.
She is surviv...
Birth ¬≠— Funk
Evan and Angie Funk, Wichita, announce the birth of their daughter Finley Rae, born Aug. 25, 2009, in Wichita. Finley is the granddaughter of Steve and Karen Carl, Andover, and Steve and Margo Funk, El Dorado. She is the great-granddaughter of Bill and Nancy Carl, Chanute, and the late Jack and Carol Brown, Chanute.
Birth ¬≠— Grzybowski
Nick and Korenne Grzybowski, Humboldt, announce the birth of their son Truman Neal, born Aug. 5, 2009, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center. Truman was welcomed home by two sisters, Kailey, 9, and Shelby, 3; and a brother, Jacob, 7. They are the grandchildren of Nick and Laura Grzybowski, Humboldt; Loren and Regena Lance, Bronson, Lora Hughes, Savannah, Mo., and Roy Culbertson, Iola. They are the great-grandchildren of Nettie Hughes...
Birth ¬≠— Cummings
Ray and Kaleena Cummings, Chanute, announce the birth of their son Blake Nolan, born July 5, 2009, in Chanute.
Blake was welcomed home by a sister, Kilee, 3, and a brother, Gage, 1.
They are the grandchildren of Mike and Linda Church, Shane and Stacy Carpenter and Debbie and Ray Cummings, all of Chanute. They are the great-grandchildren of Rosemary Jackett, Ruth Mansfield, and Don and Stanie Hancock, all of Chanute, and Jerry and Rosie Church...
Engagement — Holtzman/Mattix
Jim and Sharon Holtzman, Thayer, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tracy Holtzman, Thayer, to David Mattix, New Bloomington, Ohio. He is the son of David and Bertha Mattix, New Bloomington, Ohio. The bride-elect is employed as a children’s minister with Thayer Christian Church. The future groom is a welding engineer for Rialto Manufacturing in New Bloomington, Ohio. He also farms. The couple plan a Dec. 12 wedding at Thayer Chris...