Vera M. Wilson 1926-2008
Vera M. Wilson, 82, Chanute, died Wednesday, November 12, 2008, in Wichita.
She was born Jan. 12, 1926, in Garnett to Edward Clarence and Florence Ann Lewis Hiner. She was a high school graduate.
She married Raymond Dale Wilson on Jan. 12, 1947, in Chanute. He died on October 16, 1993.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary.
She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, doing crossword puzzles and watchi...
25 years ago (1983) A Tribune feature story tells of the work of Mel Wilson and Ken Cordon. Both work as test men for the radar units built by Kustom Electronics. Wilson has been on the job more than 10 years, and Cordon has more than three years with Kustom. 50 years ago (1958) Gerald Gifford’s name is going into the record books at Sportsman’s Bowl, where he recently scored 716 pins in three games. 75 years ago (1933) The Backus Pha...
Birth ¬≠— Schulz
Tiffany A. Bailey and Kyle J. Schulz, Thayer, announce the birth of their son, Drake Eugene Schulz, born Oct. 27, 2008, at Labette Health. He is the grandson of Jim and Debbie Bailey, Earlton, Brenda Fisher, Chanute, and Kim and Bryan Schulz, Thayer. He is the great-grandson of Larry and Sue Bailey, Earlton, Kenny Schulz, McCune, Pasty Schulz, Thayer, and Lee Schmitt, Tipton, Mo. He is the great-great-grandson of Pauline and Eugene Bailey, ...
Mary Louise McGalliard Rountree 1914-2008
Mary Louise McGalliard Rountree, Tecumseh, Okla., formerly of Yates Center, died Friday, November 14, 2008, in Tecumseh.
She was born May 1, 1914, in Clarksville, Ark., to Robert and Roxie Cash McGalliard.
She married Ted. B. Rountree on Jan. 16, 1932. He preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Pisgah, Ark., Methodist Church. She worked at a glider factor in Wichita after World War II.
Survivors include a son, Franklin Rountree, Shawne...
Roy Wayne Gildart 1927-2008
Roy Wayne Gildart, 81, Neodesha, died Thursday, November 13, 2008, at his home.
He was born Feb. 20, 1927, in Thayer to Charley F. and Sibyl O. Jones Gildart. He graduated from Thayer High School in 1945.
On March 4, 1951, he married Laura Ellen Erickson in Chanute. She died on March 23, 2008.
He served with the U.S. Army from 1945-1946.
He worked for Neodesha Plastics before retiring.
Survivors include a daughter, Jackie Lowry, Neodesha; tw...
Harold L. Jacobs 1920-2008
Harold L. Jacobs, 88, Yates Center, died Thursday, November 13, 2008, at Yates Center Health Care Center.
He was born Aug. 13, 1920, in Kingman County to Henry and Margaret Hilger Jacobs.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He married Lucille Roth on Nov. 19, 1947, in Wichita. She survives.
He and his wife farmed until his retirement.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Yates Center.
Other survivors include six sons, Ge...
Vera Wilson, Chanute, died Wednesday, November 12, 2008.
Arrangements are pending with Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel.
Fifth Sunday service at FUMC
On the occasion of a fifth Sunday First United Methodist Church, 2nd and Lincoln, combines the worship services into one combined service of fellowship called “Fellowship on the Fifth.” As this Sunday is a “Fifth Sunday,” a combined worship service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. followed by a potluck dinner in the fellowship hall.¬†Everyone is welcome.
First Christian VBS begins Sunday
First Christian Church Vac...
25 years ago (1983) HUMBOLDT – A local woman, Enos Divelbliss, has the unique position of being the widow of a Civil War soldier, and herself still being alive in 1983. Enos said she was 23 years old in 1919 when she married a former Union soldier, 82-year-old Justin Hottenstein. 50 years ago (1958) Don McCune, Chanute businessman, has been named chairman of a committee to find a site for the proposed county home for the aged. 75 years a...
Boards and Bamboo to perform at FUMC
Connie Woodard Special to the Tribune Wood and bamboo can create an unusual and fascinating sound. That sound can be heard in Chanute Saturday when the Boards and Bamboo ensemble from Wisconsin gives a 3 p.m. concert at the First United Methodist Church. The concert is open to the public. Boards and Bamboo is a group of five adults who play the angklung and kulintang, unusual wood and bamboo instruments from the island nation of Indones...
25 years ago (1983) Tom Morarity is pictured in the Tribune as he stands at the counter of his new gun shop, The Shooter’s Den, 110 W. Main. 50 years ago (1958) The Senior High band twirlers are pictured in the Tribune in their new uniforms. They are Virginia Hazen, Mary Wood, Janet Mintz and Jean Reynolds. 75 years ago (1933) The Backus Pharmacy will reopen soon in the store building most recently occupied by the Bigus department stor...
USDA announces amended Farm Bill provisions Owners and operators of farms with 10 or fewer base acres now have the opportunity to receive payments for the 2008 Direct and Counter-cyclical Payment Program. On Oct. 13, 2008, President George W. Bush signed a bill that made amendments to the 2008 Farm Bill. These amendments apply to farms with crop acreage bases of 10 acres or less. These changes and clarifications allow some producers m...
William J. ‘Bill’ Head 1928-2008
William J. “Bill” Head, 79, beloved husband, “Opi,” brother, uncle and friend, passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at a local hospital after a brief illness.
He was born Aug. 19, 1928, in Independence, the youngest of five children of Walter and Ferne McKay Head. He grew up during the Great Depression on a farm near Thayer.
He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1950 and served in the Korean War from 1953 to 1954.
During his 20-year career, h...
William Ray ‘Bill’ Ludwig 1948-2008
William Ray “Bill” Ludwig, 59, Toronto, died Saturday, November 8, 2008, at Greenwood County Hospital, Eureka.
He was born Dec. 14, 1948, in Topeka to William E. and Velma M. Stewart Ludwig. He graduated from high school in Topeka and from Kansas State University in 1977.
He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam and Korean wars.
He was employed as Toronto Fire Chief.
Survivors include his wife, Diane Ludwig, Toronto; his mother, Velma Lu...
Hazel E. Quathamer 1911-2008
Hazel E. Quathamer, 97, Solomon, former longtime Iola resident, died Saturday, November 8, 2008, at Village Manor in Abilene.
She was born May 23, 1911, in Hallam, Neb., to William W. and Lyida Glebe Vitousek. She attended local schools.
She married Geard J. Quathamer on Nov. 20, 1930, in El Dorado. He died in 1969.
She was employed as a certified nurse’s aide in Erie, Chanute and Iola. She was a member of the Christian Church in LaHarpe.
25 years ago (1983)
A story in today’s Tribune tells about Bob Vietti of Yates Center, who received a heart transplant Oct. 23. According to the story, Vietti is doing well, but still has a long road to full recovery.
50 years ago (1958)
Pictured in the Tribune are the junior college cheerleaders, Carol Puckett, Edna Marie Heady, Joleen Mendenhall and Linda Lantz.
75 years ago (1933)
Two of the upstairs tenants ousted by Sunday’s fire at the ...
Lewis Bradshaw 1935-2008
Lewis Bradshaw, 73, St. Paul, died Sunday, November 9, 2008, at St. John’s Regional Medical Center, Springfield, Mo. His death was unexpected.
He was born April 2, 1935, at Walnut to Leland and Regina Westhoff Bradshaw. He graduated from Walnut High School and served six years as a reservist in the Army National Guard.
On Nov. 17, 1956, he and Mary Jo Fager were married at the St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Paul. She survives.
He was empl...
Eddie Lee Trimmell 1944-2008
Eddie Lee Trimmell, 64, Coyville, died Saturday, November 8, 2008, at his home.
He was born Nov. 1, 1944, in Wichita to Dale M. and Jessie Steele Trimmell. He was a 1962 graduate of Coyville High School.
He was stationed in Korea during his service in the U.S. Army.
He was a retired county road maintenance man for Wilson County and Salt Spring Township in Greenwood County.
Survivors include five sisters, Carolyn Reaves, Friendswood, Texas, Ma...
workshops to be held
Area residents interested in beginning their own business are encouraged to attend a free two-hour “How to Start Your Own Business” workshop to be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 4 at Allen County Community College’s Library Conference Room, 1801 N. Cottonwood, Iola. This workshop is for persons who are thinking about starting their own business, or who are just curious about what it takes to do so. Participants will learn what they will need t...
Charles P. ‘Chuck’ Varsolona 1942-2008
Charles P. “Chuck” Varsolona, 66, Galesburg, died Sunday, November 9, 2008, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village, St. Paul.
He was born June 19, 1942, in Arma to Frank and Lucille Vezzetti Varsolona. He graduated from the Arma high school in 1960 and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Pittsburg State University.
He was employed with Griffith Enterprises in Cottonwood before retiring to Galesburg.
He was a member of the Galesburg...