Pamela Cannon Ellison 1950-2012
After a brief illness, at the age of 61, Pamela Cannon Ellison died Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. She was born Nov. 29, 1950 in Topeka, and was a loving daughter to her parents, Wayne and Jacqueline Brinkmeyer Cannon, who were born in Chanute. Pamela Sue Cannon Ellison grew up primarily in Bartlesville, Okla., and graduated from Miami Senior High School in Miami, Okla., in 1969. She received two As...
Evelyn Camp Cook 1918-2012
Evelyn Camp Cook, Chanute, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at Garden Terrace of Overland Park, Overland Park.
Evelyn was born in Iola, the daughter of Martin and Susan Elizabeth Peabody Britt. She graduated from Iola High School.
She was united in marriage to Claude Camp in 1936. He preceded her in death in 1979. She was united in marriage to Frank Cook in 1984. He preceded her in death in 1999.
Evelyn worked as a seamstress for all of her adult ...
John Ornelas 1927-2012
John Ornelas, 85, Chanute, died Monday, July 2, 2012 at his home.
John was born June 16, 1927, at Bassett, the son of Joe and Juanita Medina Ornelas. He grew up in the Bassett and Iola area, attended Iola schools and served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
On Sept. 30, 1970, John married Ana Nuno. He worked for McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Corporation in Torrance, Calif., before he retired at age 57. They moved to Humboldt...
Wayne Lee James 1944-2012
Wayne Lee James, 68, Roeland Park, died Sunday, July 1, 2012 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center due to complications from COPD.
A visitation was held Tuesday from 6:30-8:30 pm at Amos Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Shawnee. A visitation will also be held this evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, Johnson Chapel in Chanute. The funeral service will be Friday, July 6 at 1 p.m. at the Johnson Chapel with burial follow...
Doris L. Cox 1933-2012
Doris L. Cox, 79, rural Thayer, died Sunday, July 1, 2012 at the Wilson Medical Center in Neodesha. Death followed a lengthy illness.
She was born May 24, 1933, at Urbana, to William and Ethel Gough South. She grew up in the Erie-Galesburg-Thayer areas and graduated from Thayer High School.
On Jan. 2, 1955 she and Virgil L. Cox were married at the Church of the Brethren near Galesburg. After their marriage they lived in the same areas and hav...
Jack Merlan Day 1926-2012
Jack Merlan Day, 86, Iola, died Saturday, June 23, 2012 at Allen County Hospital in Iola.
Jack was born in St. George on Feb. 22, 1926, the seventh of nine children of Paul and Pearl Cooper Day. He grew up in the Topeka area and attended school there. He served in the U.S. Army from June 1944 to June 1946. He was a mechanic. Later he owned the ready mix cement plant in Yates Center and the lumber yard. He enjoyed building race cars and water ...
Winton Brown 1932-2012
Winton Brown, 79, Kaw City, Okla., retired owner of Brown’s Mobile Station, formerly of Caldwell, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012.
He was born August 3, 1932 in rural Thayer to Lemmie and Fern Heck Brown.
He is survived by his sons: Stan Reynolds of Neodesha, Bryan Brown of Rago, Brad Brown of Arkansas City; daughters: Brenda Beach of Topeka, Beverly Yunker of Wellington and Bonnie Gibson of McPherson; brother Larry Brown of Thayer; and sister...
Carl M. Harvey, Jr. 1943-2012
Carl M. Harvey, Jr,, 69, died June 26, 2012 at his home in Little River. He was born April 8, 1943 in Buffalo, to Carl M. and Treva L. King Harvey. He graduated from Midway High School in 1961 and from Emporia State University in 1966, and later from Fort Hays and Kansas State University.
He was a retired school administrator and teacher. He also coached basketball, football, and track for 40 plus years at various levels.
On June 1, 1968, Car...
Hauser - Franz
Kathryn Hauser and Brian Franz were married in a double ring ceremony at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Humboldt, by the Rev. David Meier. The bride’s parents are Alan and DeAnn Hauser, Humboldt, The bridegroom’s parents are Rodney and Deanna Franz, Salina.
The matron of honor was Heidi Keith, Joplin, Mo. The bridesmaids were Amy Nelson, Pittsburg, Emily Hauser, sister of the bride, Humboldt, Mary Hauser, sister of the bride, Humboldt, Jamie Pj...
Stafford - Kmiec
Jonni Stafford and Justin Kmiec exchanged wedding vows August 11, 2012 at Erie First Christian Church. Pastor Paul Elliott officiated the double-ring, candlelight ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Ron and Janet Stafford, Thayer, Kmiec is the son of Anita Shepherd, Topeka, and the late Jim Kmiec.
Aubrey Creitz, Erie, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Sydney Ball, Erie, Leah Corwin, Quantico, Va., and Trisha Daniels, Erie.
Best man was J...
Rosella ‘Rosie’ Marie Koester 1925-2012
Rosie Koester, 87, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Rosie was born Jan. 21, 1925 in Tipton, the daughter of Joseph and Anna Simeon Thummel. She was united in marriage on July 27, 1943 in Piqua to George Koester, who preceded her in death on July 29, 2003.
She was a homemaker. She loved her family and in her own words, “They made my life worth living.” She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catho...
Joel Darrin Hull 1970-2012
Joel Darrin Hull, 42, a longtime resident of Altoona, died Thursday, June 21, 2012 while at work. He was born Feb. 25, 1970 in Coffeyville, the son of Luther “Ed” and Brenda Kay Hartsock Hull. Joel was employed by Jeff Hull’s Paving in Altoona, where he had worked in the family business for more than 15 years.
Joel attended the Church of God in Fredonia.
His survivors include four brothers, Martin Hull, Coffeyville, Kevin Hull, Parsons, Jeff...
Barbara Ann Phillips 1957-2012
Barbara Phillips, 54, Altoona, died Monday, June 25, 2012 at Fredonia Regional Medical Center.
Barbara was born in Leakey, Texas on July 11, 1957, the daughter of Hugh Nathan Routh and Marida Mitchell. She married Steve Phillips on Oct. 16, 1974 in Ludington, Mich.
Barbara is survived by her husband, Steve Phillips, Altoona; two children, Rebecca Phillips, Chanute, and Morgan Phillips, Altoona; one granddaughter; six siblings, Pat Brock, Miam...
Butcher Block - Taco John's feeding frenzy
The question was: Do you think everyone in Chanute has eaten at Taco John’s since Tuesday? (the day the business re-opened after a fire closed the restaurant in December.)
Manager Joe Negrete replied: “I know I’ve seen some four or five times.”
It’s amazing how the community has expressed missing the fast food business. Stories of progress in the Tribune had numerous hits on the website and every Facebook comment is...
George A. Fager 1935-2012
George A. Fager, 77, rural Erie, died Thursday, June 21, 2012, at his home following a courageous six-year battle with melanoma.
He was born April 8, 1935, in rural St. Paul to William Joseph “Bill” and Sereta Ellen Glasgow Fager. He grew up in rural St. Paul where he attended St. Francis Catholic School and was a 1954 graduate of St. Paul High School.
Following high school, he moved to California where he lived from 1954-1959. While in Calif...
Wyatt - Newman
Sonnie Lynn Wyatt and Christopher Andrew Newman were united in marriage August 4, 2012 at the home of John and Susan Howe, Austin, Texas, uncle and aunt of the bridegroom. Judge Susan Steeg officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Myong and Doug Wyatt, Easton. Newman is the son of Joan and Tony Newman, Chanute.
Matron of honor was Tiffany Vitt, Colorado Springs, Colo., sister of the bride.
Jeff Newman, Topeka, brother...
Fairchild - Galemore
Emilie Fairchild and Seth Galemore were married in a double-ring, candlelight ceremony on August 13, 2011 in Chanute. Father Bernard Gorges officiated. Parents of the bride are Brian and Cindy Fair- child, Chanute. The bridegroom’s parents are Randy and Penny Galemore, Chanute.
The maid of honor was Beth Prier, Overland Park. Bridesmaids were Jessica Crockett, cousin of the bride, Austin, Texas; Hannah Fairchild, cousin of the bride, Key Bisc...
Mary Marie Conley 1922-2012
Mary Marie Conley, 89, Fredonia, formerly of Neodesha, died Monday, June 18, 2012 at her sister’s home in Mound Valley. She was born July 9, 1922 in Fredonia, the daughter of Leland and Harriet Isabel Parker Kingsbury. She was a homemaker.
On August 7, 1940, in Fredonia, Mary was united in marriage to Albert J. Conley. He preceded her in death Feb. 25, 1998.
Mary was a member of the Bible Baptist Church.
Her survivors include a son, Marion Co...
Hilda M. Hesterberg 1911-2012
Hildegard “Hilda” W.M. Hesterberg, 100, Humboldt, died Thursday, June 14, 2012 at Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute.
Hilda was born on Nov. 25, 1911, in Hoxie, the daughter of Fred and Clara Brune Hesterberg. She moved with her family to Humboldt in 1920.
In 1943 she moved to Chicago, Illi., where she worked as a secretary for the Federal Life Insurance Company for 25 years before her retirement in 1975. After her retirement, she return...
Bettie Marie Horton 1927-2012
Bettie Marie Horton, 84, Phoenix, Ariz., died May 29, 2012 at Fellowship Square Care Home in Phoenix.
She was born Aug. 13, 1927 at Grey Gable Ranch, in Virgil. She was the daughter of Roy and Elma Horton. After graduating from Moreland High School and obtaining a Master’s degree from The University of Colorado, she was employed by the federal government to teach at the Shonto Boarding School for Indian children in Arizona, while making her h...