George L. “Sonny” Fager, 84, St. Paul, and lifelong resident of Neosho County, died at 2:15 p.m., Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul. He had been in failing health.
The funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, March 13 at the St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Paul. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery. The rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Thursday, at the church. The family will receive friends imm...
Neva Jane Cushman 1946 – 2009
Neva Jane “Janie” Cushman, 62, Chanute, died Sunday, March 8, 2009 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Neva was born in Chanute, on Dec. 4, 1946, the daughter of Ray and Louise Clifton Waller. She attended schools in Chanute, graduating from Chanute High School.
She was united in marriage to David Cushman on May 2, 2002 in Denver, Colorado. He survives.
Neva worked as a supervisor for Jolly Rancher in Denver until her r...
Marvin Eugene Jeffers 1919-2009
Marvin Eugene Jeffers, 89, Neodesha, died Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at Wilson Medical Center Reece Campus Emergency Room.
The son of John Henry and Lida Lang Jeffers, he was born Nov. 5, 1919, in Mason City, Iowa.
He married Mildred Lea Endsley on Nov. 17, 1944, in Chanute. She survives.
Before moving to Neodesha, he was employed as a mechanic at Martin Tractor in Chanute until his retirement. He was a former resident of Weslaco, Texas, and F...
25 years ago (1984)
Cindy and Rex Phillips have purchased the Gas and Go filling station at 202 W. Cherry. Cindy will manage the business. Former owner of the station was Jerry Phillips, a brother of Rex.
50 years ago (1959)
Marion Stevens, math instructor at Chanute High School, has a choice to make. Stevens has been offered two scholarships for summer study, one at the University of California in Los Angeles, and one at the University of Or...
25 years ago (1984) A Tribune photo taken at a recent farm seminar shows Wayne Taylor, farmer; Ray Withers, Neosho County agriculture agent; and Gary Kilgore, state agronomist for this area. 50 years ago (1959) Construction of the proposed John Redmond dam on the Neosho River near Burlington has been given a high priority by the Army Engineers, giving area residents a hope of flood relief and a more constant supply of drinking water. 75 ...
William W. ‘Bill’ McCarty 1921-2009
William W. “Bill” McCarty, 87, Chanute, died Friday, March 6, 2009, at the Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita.
He was born Dec. 8, 1921, in Humboldt to William Roy and Lorena Marie Rogers McCarty. He attended schools in Humboldt.
He married Freda Pauline Finley on Nov. 3, 1941, in Iola. She survives.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1940 until 1945.
He worked as a yard foreman for Ash Grove Cement Company for more than 40 years.
Pervy ‘Wayne’ Dunn 1951 – 2009
Pervy “Wayne” Dunn, 58, Altoona, died Friday, March 6, 2009 at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
Wayne was born in Jasper, Ala., on Jan. 15, 1951, the son of Pervy S. and Clara Mae Spurgeon Dunn. He graduated from Berry High School in Berry, Ala.
He served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1971 to 1975.
Wayne was united in marriage to Judy Helen Wingate on Oct. 30, 1973 in Wichita. She survives, of the home.
He was a truck driver for Midw...
Ruth Ann Mock 2009
Ruth Ann Mock, 68, Shawnee, died Saturday, March 7, 2009 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.
Surviors include a sister, Eunice Shrimplin, and niece, Debby Williams, both of Chanute.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 11 at Maple Hill Funeral Home, 3300 Shawnee, Kansas City, Kan. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home.
Neva Jane Cushman
Neva Jane Cushman, 62, Chanute, died Sunday, March 8, 2009, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
Arrangements are pending with Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel.
Thelma M. Collins 1928-2009
Thelma M. Collins, 80, Parsons, died Thursday, March 5, 2009, at Elmhaven West Nursing Home in Parsons.
She was born July 31, 1928, at Walnut to Elba W. and Gladys M. Fletcher Ward. She grew up in the Morehead and Thayer area and attended schools there, graduating from Thayer High School in 1947.
She and Charles Winfield Collins were married on June 9, 1947, at Independence. He died on April 25, 1997.
She resided in Thayer, Galesburg, Erie...
Wedding — Sanger/Howerter
Rhonda Sanger and Warren Howerter were married Jan. 23, 2009, in Humboldt. Minister Mark Sizemore presided over the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Eugene and Patricia Sanger, Amazonia, Mo. The groom is the son of Keith and Wendy Clanton, Rapid City, S.D.
The bride is a 1997 graduate of Savannah High School and a 1998 graduate of Vatterott College. She is employed as office assistant with the Chanute Tribune.
The groom is a...
Pervy ‘Wayne’ Dunn
Pervy “Wayne” Dunn, 58, Altoona, died Friday, March 6, 2009, at Harry Hynes Hospice, St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
Arrangements are pending with Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel.
Engagement — Word/Spilman
Ronald and Marcia Word, Orange Park, Fla., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Kelley Ann Word, to Skip Alan Spilman, both of Henderson, Nev., son of Dirk and Cindy Spilman, Chanute.
Word is employed as assistant professor of public policy at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.
Spilman is employed as conservation and development services specialist with the city of Boulder City, Nev.
The wedding will be held May 29, 2009, at...
Engagement — Golay/Reese
Paul and Char Golay, Chanute, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly, to Bradley Reese, both of Surprise, Ariz., son of Samuel and Norian Reese, Maricopa, Ariz.
Golay is employed as a respiratory therapist with John C. Lincoln Hospital.
Reese is employed as youth worship music director with New Life Community Church.
The wedding will be held March 20, 2009, at Aldea at Phoenix, Ariz.
Engagement — Edington/Wilson
David and Lori Edington, Ozawkie, announce the engagement of their daughter Nicole to Jeremy Wilson, Mayetta. Wilson is the son of Jeff and Thelma Wilson, Mayetta, and the grandson of Phyllis Wilson, Mayetta, and Richard and Joyce DeVader, Holton. Edington is 1995 graduate of Jefferson West High School, a 1999 graduate of the University of Kansas and a 2002 graduate of Washburn University. She is employed as an application specialist with P...
25 years ago (1984)
Many Chanute grade school students are taking part in a charity Jump Rope event. Pictured in the Tribune as the participate are Julie Robinson, 10, ChristyRipley, 11, Molly Harris, 10, and Danny Bass, 11.
50 years ago (1959)
Harold C. Miller, 211 S. Central, has announced plans to retire this spring, after 35 years of teaching. The popular teacher goes by the nickname, “Cappy.”
75 years ago (1934)
Eleanor Roosevelt, wife ...
Helen Norma Wolford 1920-2009
Helen Norma Wolford, 88, a resident of the Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Frontenac, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2009, at the Mount Carmel Regional Medical Center in Pittsburg.
She was born Oct. 27, 1920, in Racine, Wis., the oldest of 14 children to Andrew and Katherine Schmidt Baum.
He has been a resident of the Pittsburg area since 1995 moving from Chanute where she lived 31 years.
She married Ralph Max Wolford on Oct. 10, 1940, in Ru...
25 years ago (1984) HUMBOLDT - Tom Johnson, Humboldt High School senior, is already a veteran sports official, registered with the state. Tom began officiating at games four years ago, and is the youngest of the 3,000 working officials in Kansas. 50 years ago (1959) Contracts have been let for a highway bypass taking U.S. 59 on a north-south course one-fourth mile west of Erie. The highway’s present course is right down Main Street. 75 ...
Leonard Perry Kobelt 1941-2009
Leonard Perry Kobelt, 67, rural Buffalo, died Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at his home after a long bout with cancer.
He was born March 16, 1941, in Elmhurst, Ill., to Roy Walter and Betty Jane Perry Kobelt. He graduated from Altoona Rural High School.
He retired from Cessna Aircraft in Independence.
On Nov. 7, 1999, in Maui, Hawaii, he married Nell Joy. She survives.
Other survivors include two daughters, Gretchen Manus, Leavenworth, and Jenni...
Dental screenings provided for elementary students
Thanks to a grant and the volunteer efforts from the dental community, Chanute Elementary and preschool children all went home with new toothbrushes after having their teeth checked. School Nurse Kathy Martin organi zed the dental screenings that took place at the school on Feb. 25-26. State statute mandates vision, hearing and dental screenings for children in grades K-5. There is no charge for the service. Oral hygienists Jayci Chaney, ...