Bernice Busby 1931-2011
Bernice Busby, 79, Altoona, died Monday, April 11, 2011 at the Golden Living Center in Neodesha.
Funeral services, under the direction of Penwell-Gabel Loran Fawcett Chapel, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 14 at the Grace Baptist Church in Neodesha. Interment will be in Altoona Cemetery. Friends may call to register from noon to 8 p.m. today, with family receiving friends from 6 to 7 p.m. this evening.
The family has suggested memoria...
Mildred Elizabeth Allen 1913-2011
Mildred Elizabeth Allen, 97, Bronson, died Monday, April 11, 2011 at the Moran Manor Nursing Home in Moran. She was born Dec. 1, 1913 in Birch Tree, Mo., the daughter of John Robert and Emma Alice Morrell Baugh. She married Chester “Chet” Allen on June 8, 1933, in Eminence, Mo. He preceded her in death in 1981. She kept busy raising their family and helping as Chet worked on area farms. She worked for the grocery stores in Redfield and Bronso...
Deloris I. Bockover 1936-2011
Deloris I. Bockover, 74, Chanute, died Sunday, April 10, 2011 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo.
Deloris was born in Elk City on August 30, 1936, the daughter of Lloyd and Grace Hall Seller. She graduated from Elk City High School in 1954.
She was united in marriage to Robert Ray Bockover on Jan. 27, 1955 in Muncie, Kan. He preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 2009.
Deloris worked various employments, retiring from Everbrite Electro...
Walk Kansas early morning social club
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter Several Chanute residents have joined the Walk Kansas program this year in an effort to stay active and healthy. For some, it is a way to manage certain health conditions. For others, the draw is maintaining their physical activity quota with the added benefit of social interaction. Walk Kansas is a team-based program that encourages participants to be active with friends and family, make better nutrition ch...
Erie native among PSU award recipients
PITTSBURG — Pittsburg State University will honor three alumni with its Meritorious Achievement Award on Wednesday. This year’s recipients are Bill Neighbors, president and CEO of Tank Connection Affiliate Group in Parsons; Erie native Gary Tredway, president of American Fidelity Educational Services in Oklahoma City; and Robert Tyler, president and founder of Winfield Consumer Products in Winfield.
The PSU Alumni Association established the ...
No changes in election after canvass
ERIE — At Friday’s meeting of the Neosho County Board of Commissioners votes of the city/school general election were canvassed. The canvass of the votes did not change the outcome of any race. The commission also: — Accepted the preliminary copy of Cook, Flatt & Strobel Engineers’ engineering study and report of the county’s R.S. system and off-system biennial bridge inventory and appraisal. — Heard from Road and Bridge Director Charles Mo...
Leo E. Herron 1928-2011
Leo E. Herron, 82, Chanute, died Saturday, April 9, 2011 at the Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute.
Leo was born in Chanute on Oct. 3, 1928 the son of Virgil and Ethel McCloud Herron. He graduated from Chanute High School in 1947 and attended Chanute Junior College for two years.
He was united in marriage to Mary L. McCoy on July 2, 1949 at the Christian Church in Chanute. She preceded him in death on March 23, 2007.
Over the years, Leo wo...
Dana Jolene Gwillim 19611-2011
Dana Jolene Gwillim, 49, Chanute, died Saturday, April 9, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Dana was born in Chanute on August 1, 1961, the daughter of Jimmy Joe and Linda Ringle Pierce. She graduated from Altamont High School and then from Labette Community College.
She was united in marriage to Mark Gwillim on Feb. 12, 1992 at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. He survives, of the home.
Dana was a homemaker.
Carl E. Olson 1912-2011
Carl E. Olson, 98, lifelong resident of the rural Erie area, died Sunday, April 10, 2011 at the Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
He was born June 3, 1912 ,on a farm near his present farm, to Nels A. and Dessie M. Clemans Olson. He graduated from Erie High School in 1931.
Throughout his life he farmed and raised cattle. He was always on the cutting edge of farming techniques and was the first in his neighborhood to have a combine...
Harold V. Lundine 1917-2011
Harold V. Lundine, 93, Iola, died Sunday, April 10, 2011 at Tara Gardens in Iola.
Harold was born April 28, 1917, at Munich, N.D., the son of Henry and Josephine Smith Lundine. He grew up and attended school in Humboldt, Kansas. He went to Civilian Conservation Corp prior to serving four years with the United States Army during World War II.
On August 2, 1941, Harold married Florine A. Smith at Camp Robinson, Ark. in Iola, Harold worked for th...
Evelyn “Fern” Harrington 1927-2011
Evelyn “Fern” Harrington, 83, Humboldt, died Thursday, April 7, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Fern was born in Humboldt on August 27, 1927, the daughter of Ed and Gretta Hicks Myer. She attended schools in Humboldt.
She was united in marriage to H.L. Griffith in June of 1944. He preceded her in death in 1980. She was united in marriage to Charles L. Harrington on August 12, 1972. He survives, of the home.
Shelly M. Wasson Shay 1971-2011
Shelly M. Wasson Shay, 39, a resident of the Benedict and Fredonia area for 27 years, died Sunday, April 10, 2011 at Harry Hynes Hospice at Via Christi St. Francis Medical Center. She was born July 30, 1971 in Stella, Mo., to Wayne and Mary Welsh Wasson. Shelly was a member of the Fredonia High School Class of 1989.
Survivors include a daughter, Stacia VanHouden, Benedict; a son, William Pierpoint, Benedict; her parents, Mary and Dennis Lamb,...
Disabled vets get a chance to turkey hunt
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter Lil’ Toledo Lodge and an organization called Helping a Hero held the third annual Veterans Turkey Hunt last weekend, bringing disabled veterans from different towns in Texas to hunt with special equipment provided by Lil’ Toledo. The veterans made their way to Chanute on Friday and were taken through basic artillery training and given their licenses before eating dinner and heading to bed for the early h...
KDOT promotes work zone awareness
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter The Southeast Kansas, District 4, Kansas Department of Transportation employees kicked off Work Zone Awareness week on Monday by holding a ceremony for lost workers across the state of Kansas involved in work zone accidents. During the Chanute ceremony, employees gathered around traffic cones set up with the names of lost workers, three with the names of three men, Billy Ward, Arnold Beckman, and Leon Ja...
Wilbur J. McDaniel 1913-2011
Wilbur J. McDaniel, 97, Wichita, formerly of Erie, died Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at the Lake Point Nursing Home in Rose Hill.
He was born Sept. 28, 1913 at Neosho County, a son of Charles C. and Callie Meyers McDaniel. When he was three months old, his parents moved to Cimarron County, Okla., where he grew up. He worked in Oregon in the mid-1930s and later in California from 1937 until entering the Army in 1941. During the Second World War h...
Membership drive for CES concerts begins on April 17
The spotlight for the coming six weeks will be on the Chanute Entertainment Series as it 30 membership drive workers conduct their intensive campaign April 17 through May 31 for membership for the exciting 2011-2012 concert season. The Series is offering four professional performances for the low season ticket prices of $35 adult, $15 student, and $80 for family. Membership Chair Mary Jo Geiger said, “We are optimistic that we can surpass th...
CCT’s Cinderella tells ‘the rest of the story’
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter The Chanute Community Theatre troupe will put on its rendition of Cinderella: The Untold Story at the Chanute Memorial Auditorium this weekend, the first show starting at 7:30 this evening. “The play is about Cinderella, but with several twists,” first time CCT director Staci Cunningham said of the show. “It basically starts out when Cinderella is getting married, then the fairy tale fixer comes in and s...
CHS sophomore FCCLA state president
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter Chanute High School sophomore and member of CHS FCCLA, Future Career and Community Leaders of America, has been elected the state president of the club for the 2011-2012 term. Noakes worked hard for the position, first going through the district level as an officer in order to be selected as a candidate for a position at state level. “I joined FCCLA initially because I saw my family being active with it as...
Margaret M. Grillot 1927-2011
Margaret M. Grillot, 84, St. Paul, died Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
She was born March 1, 1927, in Parsons, to James Patrick and Mary M. O’Connor O’Hara. She grew up and attended schools in Parsons and was a graduate of St. Patrick’s High School.
On May 27, 1951 she and Joseph Edward “Eddie” Grillot were married at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Parsons. He preceded her in death on Feb. 4, 2005...
Robert L. “Bob” McCready 1950-2011
Robert L. “Bob” McCready, 60, Chanute, died Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at the Via Christi St. Francis Campus in Wichita.
Robert was born Sept. 14, 1950 at the Johnson Hospital in Chanute, the son of Robert R. and Leora L. Swink McCready. He graduated from Chanute High School.
He worked in Chanute at Chanute Campers and Nu-Wa Industries, and Rhino in Holton. He was self-employed in Topeka running a mobile diner before moving back to Chanute in 2001...