Billie Lee Lauber 1926-2010
Billie Lee Lauber, 84, died Tuesday, March 23, 2010, in Topeka.
He was born March 13, 1926, in Yates Center to Oscar and Dessie Gillespie Lauber.
He spent his entire life in Woodson County and the majority of this time raising Herford cattle.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a member of the First Christian Church in Yates Center.
On June 29, 1951, he married Elizabeth Jean Clement at Yates Center. She died on Dec. 14, 1993.
Lloyd Lee Baker 1941-2010
Lloyd Lee Baker, 68, rural Parsons, died Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at his home. His death was not expected.
He was born Oct. 1, 1941 at rural Parsons, a son of Olen R. and Bertha Rose Franklin Baker. He was raised north of Parsons and attended elementary school at the former Mentor country school. He then attended St. Paul High School for a year and then the Erie High School, where he later graduated. Following high school, he worked at the Sou...
Gene ‘Harlin’ Cook 1924-2010
Gene “Harlin” Cook, 85, Chanute, formerly of Fredonia, died Sunday, March 21, 2010, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute. He was born Oct. 16, 1924 in Roper, the son of Jim and Georgie Story Cook. Harlin was a 1942 graduate of Benedict High School.
On April 4, 1943, in Howard, he married B. Maude Cummings. She survives, at their home.
Harlin was a farmer and dairyman, as well as a Federal Crop Insurance director.
He was a mem...
Samuel Peter Breiner 1920-2010
Samuel Peter Breiner, 89, died Thursday, March 11, 2010, in Lakewood, Colo.
He was born Dec. 29, 1920, in Neosho County to Baulser and Nola Breiner.
He was employed as a diagnostic lab technician with Colorado Serum in Denver, Colo., for 30 years.
He served in the U.S. Army.
He was an active member of the First Christian Church.
Survivors include two sisters, Nina Ruth Ingels, Chanute, and Jane Ingels, Raymore, Mo.; three children and numerou...
James D. ‘Jim’ Hopkins 1946-2010
James D. “Jim” Hopkins, 63, Derby, died Monday at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita following an extended illness.
He was born Nov. 1, 1946, in Parsons to Fielding S. and Eulalia M. Moriarty Hopkins. He graduated from St. Paul High School in 1964.
From 1964 to 1968 he served in the United States Air Force and served in Vietnam in 1967-68.
On Nov. 11, 1970, he married JoAnn Bogner at the St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Greenbush. She died o...
Alma Fern Smith 1919-2010
Alma Fern Smith, 90, died Friday, March 19, 2010, at the Seiling (Okla.) Nursing Center.
She was born Dec. 29, 1919, in Earlton to Albertus Blaine and Sarilda Pearl Price Shepard. She graduated from Thayer High School in 1938.
She married Quentin Manford Smith on Oct. 2, 1943, in Guthrie, Okla. He died on June 6, 2007.
Most recently, she worked as a secretary for the California State Water Resources Board in Sacramento.
She and her husband we...
Dale E. Becannon 1928-2010
Dale E. Becannon, 81, rural Buffalo, died Wednesday, February 24, 2010, at the Westview Manor in Derby.
He was born March 23, 1928, west of Buffalo to Rafe O. and Lois Beulah Childs Becannon. He was a 1946 graduate of Buffalo High School.
For more than 60 years, he was a farmer and rancher in the Buffalo area. Since the age of 17, Dale served as a fire fighter with the Buffalo Rural Fire Department.
Survivors include a brother, Donald Becan...
James D. ‘Jim’ Hopkins
James D. “Jim” Hopkins, 63, former St. Paul resident, died Monday, March 22, 2010, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita following an extended illness.
A Vigil Service will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of the Magdalen in Wichita.
The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home in St. Paul.
The Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Paul. Burial will be in the ...
Jessie Mary Shultz Wood 1917-2010
Jessie Mary Shultz Wood, 92, Humboldt, died Friday, March 19, 2010, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
She was born April 20, 1917, in Woodson County to Delano Grover and Bertha Olive Snider Shultz.
She married Clarence Albert Wood on Feb. 6, 1935, in Yates Center. He died on Feb. 22, 1993.
She was a housewife, loved to make quilts and give them away, loved to sew and made her own clothes, but most of all loved being a gr...
Thelma L. Brotton
Thelma L. Brotton, 91, Wichita, formerly of Chanute, died recently. She owned/operated Brotton Laundry in Chanute before retirement.
Survivors include four children, Bill, Sue and Steve, Wichita, and John, Newton; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral will be 9:30 a.m. Monday at Hillside West Funeral Home, Wichita. Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Gypsum Hill Cemetery in Salina.
Visitation will be 2 to 4 ...
Birth ¬≠— Jackson
Mark and Angie Jackson, Olathe, announce the birth of their son, Kellan Andres Jackson, born March 8, 2010, at Olathe Medical Center.
Kellan was welcomed home by a brother, Jonas Izek Jackson, 20 months.
They are the grandsons of Bruce and Sharon Jackson, Chanute, and Francisco and Barbara Macias, Hanford, Calif. They are the great-grandsons of Lorella Jackson, Elsmore, and Benito and Ramona Maldonado, Mexico.
Sharon Lee Sibley 1938-2010
Sharon Lee Sibley, 72, El Dorado, died on Friday, March 19, 2010, at St Francis Hospice in Wichita. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 23, at Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado. Visitation with the family will be 6 to 7:30 Monday at the funeral home. Interment will follow the funeral in Walnut Valley Memorial Park, El Dorado.
She was born on Feb. 2, 1938 in Lyons, the daughter of James Melvin and Ellen Pricilla Butler Johnson. Sharon gradua...
Engagement — Baker/Noblot
Judy Baker, Chanute, and Mr. and Mrs. Michael Noblot, St. Louis, Mo., announce the engagement of their children, Lindsey Diane Baker and Andrew John Noblot. Baker is a 2003 graduate of Iola High School and a 2007 graduate of the University of Kansas. She received a Bachelor of General Studies in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in Early Intervention with Children with Autism. She is the daughter of the late Buddy Baker. Noblot is...
Engagement — Kincaid/Barnhart
Tereasa Kincaid and Eric Barnhart, both of Chanute, announce their engagement.
Kincaid is a 2000 graduate of Chanute High School. She is attending Neosho County Community College while working for Wal-Mart. She is the daughter of Leroy II and Versie Busby, Chanute.
Barnhart is a 1996 graduate of CHS and works for Tony’s Lawn Care and Irrigation. He is the son of Glenn and Deanna Barnhart, Chanute.
The wedding will be held May 29 at the home o...
Birth ¬≠— Wheatley
Tom and Becci Wheatley, Chanute, announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Tatum Wheatley, born March 3, 2010, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
Olivia is the granddaughter of Pat and Billie Wheatley and Gladys Henshall, all of Chanute.
Sylvester F. Seiler
Sylvester F. Seiler, 74, Colwich, died Thursday, March 11, 2010.
He owned Syl’s Catering and Restaurant in Colwich.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, MaryJo Bugner Seiler; his children and their spouses, Joan and Bill Lane, Kevin and Cindy Seiler, Steve and Karen Seiler, Diane and Steve Patry, Jacqueline and Kevin Stuhlsatz, Mark Seiler, Mike and Denise Seiler, and JeanAnn and Shawn Ketzner; a son-in-law, Fred Heimerman; 28 grandchildre...
Margaret Faye Cumings 1919-2010
Mrs. Margaret Faye Cumings of Harrisonville, Mo., was born on March 24, 1919 in Pueblo, Colo., the daughter of Earl Nelson and Minnie Faye Winters Fritz. Her mother passed away after giving birth to Margaret and was raised by her grandparents, David and Effie Fritz in Aberdeen, S.D. She departed this life on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at Crown Care Center, Harrisonville, at the age of 90 years, 11 months and 22 days.
On Aug. 30, 1941, Margaret ...
Cherryvale's Bloody Benders featured in screenplay
For Mark Patton, the story of the infamous Bender family has long fascinated him. The Chanute native who now lives in Arizona has written a screenplay for a movie, “The Bloody Benders,” about the family who murdered at least a dozen people in their home near Cherryvale from 1871 to 1873. “The story just creeped me out,” Patton said in a telephone interview about the first time he heard the story of the Benders while he was in Bill Stanley’...
Raymond John ‘Ray’ Holland 1921-2010
Raymond John “Ray” Holland, 88, Joplin, Mo., died Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at the home of his daughter.
He was born March 22, 1921, in Pittsburg to Harry and Mary Welch Holland.
He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and in the Air Force during the Korean War.
He married Jewell White on Dec. 1, 1951, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Webb City.
He owned and operated Ray’s Service Station in Webb City, Mo.
Survivors include two...
Rebecca Nadine Long 1953-2010
Rebecca Nadine Long, 56, Raytown, Mo., formerly of Erie, died Friday, March 12, 2010, at the Memorial Medical Center in Overland Park.
She was born June 16, 1953, at Mercy Hospital in Parsons to Earl E. and Melba Noakes Long. She graduated from Erie High School in 1971.
She was employed with the TATERA Group as a Head Nurse and at Armor Homes for 11 years as a Charge Nurse. Her career in nursing spanned 34 years until she was unable to contin...