Pauline Page, 94, longtime rural Erie resident, died Thursday, October 28, 2009, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Prairie Mission Retirement Village Chapel. Burial will be in the Odense Cemetery under the direction of Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home, Erie.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
A full obituary will be announced at a later date.
Freddy Dean ‘Fred’ Cook 1931-2009
Loving husband and father, Fred Cook, 78, of Chanute, passed away Thursday, October 29, 2009, at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
He was born Aug. 2, 1931, in Benedict, the son of William “Bill” and Zola Cook. He graduated from Benedict High School where he met and married Marjorie Evelyn Lewellen on Nov. 17, 1950. They were married 59 years and had daughters Pamela Deanne and Sherry Zolena.
Fred served in the U.S. Army...
Nancy E. Dent 1921-2009
Nancy E. Dent, 58, Altoona, died Tuesday, October 27, 2009, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
She was born Aug. 26, 1951, in St. Louis, Mo., to Howard William and Mary Margaret Antoinette Bracke Flagg.
She worked on the assembly line at Neodesha Plastics.
Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Walton, Kansas City, Mo.; a son, Ryan Walton, Las Vegas, Nev.; two grandchildren, Mackenzi Walton, Wichita, and Travis Walton, Kansas City, M...
Josephine Croisant Eskridge 1920-2009
Josephine Elizabeth Croisant Eskridge, Wichita, died Wednesday, October 28, 2009, at Prairie Homestead Assisted Living Center in Wichita.
The youngest of five children she was born Feb. 2, 1920, to John H. and Anna Ehlers Croisant on the family farm east of Humboldt. She graduated from Humboldt High School in 1938.
Growing up she was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Humboldt, and later was an active member of the Zion Lutheran Churc...
Linda L. Marrs Richards 1963-2009
Linda Louise Marrs Richards, 46, Chanute, died Tuesday, October 27, 2009, at Chanute Health Care Center.
She was born Aug. 22, 1963, in Neodesha to James and Mary Alice Roles Marrs. She attended schools in Neodesha and Chanute.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her father and stepmother, James and Delee Marrs, Neodesha; a daughter, Amber Marrs, Chanute; a son, Adam Marrs, Chanute; three grandchildren, McKenzey and Keegan Steeves, both of...
Josephine E. Eskridge
Josephine E. Eskridge, 89, Wichita, formerly of Chanute and Humboldt, died Wednesday, October 28, 2009, at Prairie Homestead Assisted Living Center in Wichita.
A Memorial Celebration of her life will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Zion Lutheran Church in Chanute under the direction of Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel.
A full obituary will follow when provided by the family.
Linda Richards, 46, Chanute, died Tuesday, October 27, 2009, at Chanute Health Care Center.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. Thursday at Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel.
A full obituary will follow when provided by the family.
William E. ‘Bill’ Giefer 1931-2009
William E. “Bill” Giefer, 78, Erie, died Sunday, October 25, 2009, at the Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
He was born Jan. 18, 1931, at South Mound to Frederich “Fritz” and Corrine Johnson Giefer. He grew up on the family farm near South Mound and attended country schools and Parsons High School.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1956, during the Korean War. He loved to fix tires, dance, tell jokes, do woodworking, bowl,...
Dorothy Mae Nelson 1928-2009
Dorothy Mae Nelson, 81, Chanute, died Friday, October 23, 2009, at Chanute Health Care Center.
She was born May 6, 1928, in Thayer to Arthur and Agnes Ryberg Nelson. She attended schools in Thayer and Chanute, graduating from Chanute High School in 1946.
She worked as a florist for Hans’ Flowers for 50 years.
Survivors include her siblings, A. Eloise Miller, Bainbridge Island, Wash., Massilon E. Nelson, Wichita, JoAnne Ashburn, Chanute, and...
Birth ¬≠— Ranz
Erich and Kelly Ranz, Wichita, announce the birth of their daughter, Ava Elizabeth, born Oct. 10, 2009, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Ava was welcomed home by a 2-year-old sister, Ella Katherine Ranz.
They are the granddaughters of Ed and Anne Ranz, Chanute, and Rick and Kathy Hawthorne, Wichita.
Bobbie Ray ‘Bob’ Morris 1942-2009
Bobbie Ray “Bob” Morris, Sr., 67, Iola, died Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at the Allen County Hospital in Iola.
Bob was born Jan. 11, 1942, at Buffalo, the son of Kenneth Allen and Onetta Marie Audiss Morris. He grew up in Iola and served in the United States Army in Korea.
On Aug. 1, 1962, he married Carolyn L. Cramer at LaHarpe.
He was a truck driver having run flatbed, tanker, grain and box trucking. He drove for RVB Trucking in Iola before he r...
Birth ¬≠— Allee
Rhett and Janelle Allee, Iola, announce the birth of their son, Thomas Chrisain, born Oct. 2 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center. Thomas was welcomed home by a 4-year-old brother, Zachary Tyler. They are the grandsons of Gene and Cynthia Johnson, Moran, and Randy and Renee Alee, Fort Scott. They are the great-grandsons of Marvin and Henryetta Sander, Elsmore, John and Mary Ann Hastings, Bronaugh, Mo., Earlene Johnson and the late Ha...
Robert Ray Bockover 1934-2009
Robert Ray Bockover 75, Chanute, died Tuesday, October 13, 2009, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
He was born Aug. 8, 1934, in Vilas to Warren and Virgie Cloud Bockover.
He married Deloris Seller on Jan. 27, 1955. She survives.
He was self-employed, owning Bock’s Bait and Tackle.
Other survivors include three children and their spouses, Jimmy and Vicki Bockover and Michael and Verna Bockover, all of Chanute, and Vicki and David ...
Birth ¬≠— Hodges
Travis and Jamie Hodges, Ellijay, Ga., announce the birth of their daughter, Makenzie Elizabeth Hodges. She was born on Sept. 16, 2009, at Northside Hospital Cherokee in Canton, Ga.
Her grandparents include Delores March, Parsons; Don and Nancy Hodges, Parsons; and Mary and Willard Jones, Ellijay, Ga. She is the great-granddaughter of Genevieve March, Parsons.
Wedding — Davidson/Warren
Sandra Davidson and Rodney Warren, both of Chanute, were married at 4 p.m. Oct. 10 at Elks Lake in Chanute. The Honorable Daniel Dale Creitz presided over the ceremony.
Attendants included the bride’s sons, Jason Tobin and Nick Davidson. Their granddaughter, Jayln Tobin, was flower girl.
The bride is the daughter of Robert Streblow, Arnold, Mo. She is employed as Creitz’s administrative assistant.
The groom is the son of Joan Warren, Lone El...
Burt A. Green 1939-2009
Burt A. Green, 70, Ottawa, died Tuesday, October 13, 2009, at Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa.
He was born Jan. 5, 1939, in Wichita to Verdine Bordman “V.B.” and Bernice Alois Huggins Green.
He lived in Wichita for most of his childhood and also lived in Cherryvale, California, Illinois, Wichita and Chanute before moving to Ottawa in 1994.
He was owner and operator of B & G Tree Service in Ottawa from 1972 to 1976. He also worked as a sma...
Robert Eugene ‘Bob’ Sproul 1932-2009
Robert Eugene “Bob” Sproul, 77, formerly of Gas, died Friday, October 9, 2009, at his home in Englewood, Colo.
He was born Sept. 27, 1932, in Iola to Thomas and Helen Sproul, Gas. He grew up in Gas and attended school in Gas and Iola.
He married Josephine Muecke, Chanute, in May 1951. They celebrated their 58th anniversary this year. She survives.
He worked as a diesel mechanic, was a member of the Masons, the Consistory and a 32nd¬∞ Mason in...
Robert Eugene ‘Bob’ Sproul
Robert Eugene “Bob” Sproul, 77, died Friday, October 9, 2009, at his home in Englewood, Colo.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Chanute.
Visitation will be 9 a.m. Friday at Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel, Chanute.
Buford Dale Winters DVM 1918-2009
Buford Dale Winters, 91, Nowata, Okla., died Sunday, October 11, 2009, at his home surrounded by his family after being ill for quite some time.
He was born Aug. 15, 1918, in Blaine, Colo., to Harley Earl and Ina Pearl Winters.
He graduated from high school in Oswego, attended two years at Parsons Junior College and was a member and player of the undefeated Championship Basketball team.
He graduated from Kansas State University Veterinary Co...
Florence M. Carlson, 84, Chanute, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009 at the Heritage Healthcare Center in Chanute.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Friends Home Lutheran Church in Savonburg. Burial will follow in Elsmore Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel in Chanute.
A full obituary will follow in Friday’s edition.