Lucile Lema Edwards 1913-2008
Lucile Lema Edwards, 95, longtime resident of Fredonia, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008 at her daughter’s home in Joplin, Mo. She was born April 18, 1913 in Batesville, Ark. She moved to the Wilson County area when she was 18. She worked for a few years at the Kansas Ammunition Plant and owned and operated an antique store in Fredonia.
On August 21, 1931 she married Fred Alton Edwards. He died March 21, 1992.
She was a longtime member of the Bible...
25 years ago (1983) Pictured in today’s Tribune as they decorated widows at Modern Office Systems, 112 E. Main, are Bethany Cross and Jill Shepherd. 50 years ago (1958) Patricia, Mike and Linda Ashley are shown in the Tribune as they play in the three inches of snow which fell here overnight. Parents of the children are Dr. and Mrs. Glen Ash ley, 627 S. Highland. 75 years ago (1933) Neosho County farmers who signed up to reduce wheat ac...
Doyle Ray ‘Bud’ Niemeyer 1949-2008
Doyle Ray “Bud” Niemeyer, 59, Yates Center, died Friday, December 12, 2008, at Coffey County Hospital, Burlington.
He was born May 3, 1949, in Gary, Ind., to Ernest and Norma Trueblood Niemeyer. He graduated from Lowell High School in 1967, and Indiana State University in 1974.
He was employed as District Park Manager for Cross Timbers and Fall River State Parks.
He married Linda Yocum at Crown Point, Ind., on Oct. 4, 1969. She survives.
Elmer E. McCready 1927-2008
Elmer E. McCready, 81, Chanute, died Thursday, December 11, 2008 at Heritage Health Center.
He was born Sept. 15, 1927, at Brazilton to Arthur James and Lucy May Johnson McCready.
He married Betty Willis Mitchell on April 19, 1989, in Dallas, Texas. She survives.
He served in the Army and Air Force for 27 years in Germany, Japan and United States.
He worked for the Dallas Federal Reserve in accounting.
Other survivors include two daughters, ...
Wedding — Disbrow/Stegall
Melanie Kaye Disbrow and Charles Andrew Stegall were married July 12, 2008, at Wekiva Presbyterian Church, Longwood, Fla. The Rev. Paul W Anderson presided over the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Harry and Paula Disbrow, Chanute. The groom is the son of Barry and Frances Stegall, Longwood, Fla. Sara Mitchell, Olathe, cousin of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids included Amanda Budka, Apopka, Fla.; Erin Lockhart, ...
Olga Glasgow 1914-2008
Olga Glasgow, 94, Thayer, died Thursday, December 11, 2008, at Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute.
She was born Sept. 25, 1914, in Hodgeman, Colo., to Jacob Hubin and Katie Ewy.
She married Edward F. Glasgow on Feb. 20, 1942, in Columbus. He preceded her in death.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a brother, Raymond Hubin, Jetmore; a nephew, Fred Rehmert, Thayer; two nieces, Cleva Chambers, Thayer, and Linda Haviland, Chanute.
Helen M. Link 1925-2008
Helen M. Link, 83, Yates Center, died Friday, December 12, 2008.
She was born June 8, 1925, in Geneva to Tal and Mettie Klages Sherwood. She attended County Line School in Geneva.
She married Edward E. “Ed” Link on Oct. 11, 1949, in Iola. He died July 11, 1997.
She and her husband farmed and raised cattle in the Owl Creek community. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Yates Center.
Survivors include two sons, Robert D. and Danie...
25 years ago (1983) Litwin’s store, 120 E. Main, advertises western boots, $54 to $90. 50 years ago (1958) A Tribune photo shows Mrs. Lewis Stroh of Humboldt and her twin daughters, Connie Sue and Bonnie Jo, who were born Wednesday at Neosho Memorial Hospital. 75 years ago (1933) A charity football game at Royster stadium resulted in injuries to four players. Robert Bradley suffered a broken ankle, while Quinten Allen, John Wiggans and ...
Dean Harvey Masters 1924-2008
Dean Harvey Masters, 84, Moran, died Tuesday, December 9, 2008, in Topeka.
He was born Aug. 2, 1924, in Herington. He grew to manhood on the family farm southwest of Burlingame.
He married Betty Barber, Eskridge, on Oct. 15, 1945, at Emporia. She survives. They had just celebrated their 63rd anniversary. This union was blessed with eight children.
He began serving in the U.S. Air Force in 1947 and retired in 1960, due to a medical discharge. ...
Lela E. Masquelier Harts 1922-2008
Lela E. Masquelier Harts, 86, Chanute, died Wednesday, December 10, 2008, at Chanute Healthcare Center.
She was born Aug. 23, 1922, in Erie to Grant L. and Lyda Beard Hines. She attended St. Paul High School.
She married Oscar Masquelier in 1954. He died in 1969. She married Kenneth B. Harts in 1978 in Miami, Okla. He died in 1988.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jeannie and Bill Chard, Chanute; three ste...
Ambassador Christian 4001 S. Johnson Road (Safari Industrial Park) Senior Minister David McCoy’s 10:30 a.m. sermon will be “Why the Little Town of Bethlehem?” taken from Micah 5:2 and Luke 2:1-11. Westview Baptist The 10:40 a.m. sermon will be “Build a Manger — They Will Come,” Luke 2:8-20. At 7 p.m., the discussion will be “Lessons Mary Can Teach Us,” Luke 1:26-38..
GPS, hidden cameras watching over Baby Jesus
New York-based company offering up to 200 nonprofits free use of security devices Eric Gorski AP Religion Writer When Baby Jesus disappeared last year from a Nativity scene on the lawn of the Wellington, Fla., community center, village officials didn’t follow a star to locate him. A GPS device mounted inside the life-size ceramic figurine led sheriff’s deputies to a nearby apartment, where it was found face down on the carpet. An 18-yea...
Wendall D. ‘Red’ DeLong 1929-2008
Wendall D. “Red” DeLong, 79, Yates Center, died Thursday, December 11, 2008, at Yates Center Health Care Center.
He was born Nov. 19, 1929, in Strawn to Roy A. and Tracy Phillips DeLong. He graduated from Strawn High School in 1947.
He worked at the Kansas Fire Marshall’s Department from 1988 to 1995, when he retired.
He was a member of the Christian Church, Yates Center.
Survivors include his wife, Alice DeLong, Yates Center; two sons, Willi...
25 years ago (1983) A Tribune photo shows Mike Criger, a client at Tri-Valley Developmental Center, and Dusty Neely, fifth-grader at Hutton School. In a joint program, Tri-Valley clients and Hutton students made Christmas ornaments together Wednesday. 50 years ago (1958) There are 62 families on the list of needy for Christmas adoption. The list was provided by Les Matthews of the Chamber of Commerce, and verified by Mrs. Margaret Wood, ...
Royster Middle School
Christmas is a time of giving, happiness, and joy. Royster Middle School is giving joy and happiness to 22 children for Christmas.
Since the overall school theme for this year is “Our Community, Our School, United,” Royster Student Council advisors came up with the idea of working with Emprise Bank through their Adopt-A-Child program.. The Stuco officers for Royster this year are President Jack Martin, Vi...
KU’s Hemenway to step down in 2009
LAWRENCE (AP) — After 14 years as chancellor at the University of Kansas, Robert E. Hemenway is retiring next year to teach and write.
In a news release Monday, Hemenway announced his decision to leave the chancellor’s position next June 30.
Hemenway said there is no “good” time to step down. But he said the university’s many recent achievements mean “I will return to the classroom knowing the University of Kansas is in excellent shape and re...
Marple inducted into Golden Key Society
Ashley Dawn Marple, Chanute, has accepted membership in Golden Key International Honour Society and was honored during a induction ceremony Dec. 7 at The University of Kansas.
She is the wife of Brandon Marple and daughter of Lori and John Reid and Fred and Selene Hummer.
“Our members are inspired and motivated not only to achieve exceptional academic achievements, but also to make a positive impact on ...
Hitting the mats
Royster Middle School
Although wrestling is a sport at Royster, Chanute also has a wrestling program that operates according to USA Wrestling guidelines.
In school, Royster sponsors a wrestling team for seventh and eighth graders. Some of the kids on Royster’s team have wrestled in the Chanute USA Wrestling league in the years before seventh grade, but some experienced wrestling for the first time at school.
Brenda Jean Holtsclaw Rush 1951-2008
Brenda Jean Holtsclaw Rush, 57, died Monday, December 8, 2008, in Sand Springs, Okla.
She was born Sept. 26, 1951, in Wichita to Marvin and Betty Holtsclaw.
She was employed with the city of Sand Springs and attended Fisher Baptist Church in Sand Springs.
Survivors include her husband, Philip Rush; three sons, Danny Fisher and Herbert Reed, both of Chanute, and Russell Rush, Olathe; two daughters, Angie Crisp, Claremore, Okla., and Gail Rush,...
State payments to schools 25 percent short in December
TOPEKA (AP) — Public schools will get all $220 million they’re due from the state this month, although about one-fourth of it will be a few days late because the economic crisis has slowed tax collections. Deputy Education Secretary Dale Dennis said Tuesday the agency expects to get the remaining $55 million either later this week or the first part of next week. “The state always comes through. Nobody wants to be late but right now we are ...