Martha Lou Fitch 1924-2011
Martha Lou Fitch, 87, Chanute, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 at Chanute Health Care Center. Martha was born in Humboldt on Feb. 24, 1924, the daughter of Augusta E. and Harry S. Peters. She graduated from Humboldt High School in 1941 and was a band majorette for the high school band. She also loved to play tennis and swim down at the river during those adolescent years.
She was united in marriage to Warren H. Fitch on Dec. 21, 1947 in Fredonia....
Frances Maphies 1919-2011
Frances Maphies, 92, a resident of the Elmhaven Nursing Home in Parsons, died there Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011. She had resided there 14 years.
She was born May 16, 1919, at Jerico Springs, Mo., to Asa and Edna Bell Lester Lewallen. She grew up there and graduated from the Jerico Springs High School.
On May 12, 1943 she and Sam E. Maphies were married in Nevada, Mo. In 1954 they moved to Erie and lived on a farm east of town. Later they moved in...
Rosalynd ‘Roz’ Montgomery 1939-2011
Rosalynd “Roz” Booth Montgomery, 72, Chanute, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at her home.
Roz was born March 17, 1939, in Chanute, the daughter of Art and Inez Clark Booth. She grew up in Chanute and graduated from Chanute High School in 1957 where she was a member of the National Honor Society.
On May 10, 1959, Roz married John L. Montgomery at First United Methodist Church in Chanute. They made their home in Illinois, Colorado, Missouri an...
Florence Marie Marple 1916-2011
Florence Marie Marple, 95, a lifelong resident of the Buffalo area, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 at Heritage Health Care in Chanute. She was born April 2, 1916 west of Buffalo, the daughter of Cloyd and Lucy Crumrine Gillispie. Florence attended grade school at West Buffalo School and graduated from Yates Center High School in 1934. She attended and was baptized at the West Buffalo Christian Church.
On June 30, 1935 in Walnut, she was united ...
Ralph William “Bill” Blattner 1916-2011
Ralph William “Bill” Blattner, 95, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 at the Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo.
Bill was born in Fowler on Feb. 6, 1916, the son of Jacob and Mabel Watkins Blattner. He attended schools in Fowler and graduated from Fort Hays State College in 1939 with a degree in Business Administration and Economics.
He taught in Barnard where he met his wife, Julia Hamm. They were united in marriage on June 1, 1941 at the Humboldt Me...
Zella Luetta ‘Mike’ Baker 1923-2011
Zella Luetta “Mike” Baker, 88, Chanute, died Nov. 26, 2011 at the Chanute Health Care Center.
She was born on Nov. 10, 1923 in Benedict, the daughter of Charles and Zella Wiles.
She was united in marriage to James Perry Baker on June 4, 1940. He preceded her in death.
Mike is survived by her children, Nancy Bockover, Bill and Charlie Baker, all of Chanute, Bob Baker of Nebraska, and Mary Jolene Hutton, Topeka; brothers, Marvin, Charles, Alan ...
Bennie F. ‘Ben’ Scott 1927-2011
Bennie F. “Ben” Scott, 84, a longtime resident of Fredonia, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 at Fredonia Regional Hospital. He was born March 20, 1927 in Turpin, Okla., the son of Benjamin Franklin and Lucille Tepner Scott. He attended country school in Seward County. Ben served in the United States Army as a Tech 5 from May 31, 1945 to Nov. 7, 1946 and during that time was stationed in Germany.
A contractor by trade, Ben was employed for many yea...
Wilma Fleming 1922-2011
Wilma Glancy Hutchison Fleming, 89, of Chanute, passed away Monday, December 5, 2011 at the Chanute Health Care Center.
Wilma was born in Jefferson, Iowa, on February 6, 1922, the daughter of John Elliott Glancy and Rose Alma (Sailor) Glancy. She moved with her family at age 3 to Fort Morgan, Colorado. She graduated from Fort Morgan High School in 1940.
After working as secretary at Central School for 2 years, she attended William Jewel Colle...
Elizabeth ‘Louise’ Cowan 1920-2011
Elizabeth “Louise” Cowan, 91, Garnett, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 at the Golden Heights Living Center in Garnett. Louise was born on Jan. 11, 1920, northwest of Erie, the daughter of Homer and Elsie Mae Pugh Romine. She graduated from Erie High School in 1938.
She was united in marriage to Merle I. Raney on April 6, 1941 at Arkansas City. He died Oct. 22, 1957 in Chanute. To this union two children were born, a son Leland W. Raney and daughte...
Shirley Joan Mangine 1935-2011
Shirley Joan Mangine, 76, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 in Leawood. Shirley was born Jan. 31, 1935 in Concordia, to Russell and Muriellena Palmquist.
After graduating from Concordia High School, she joined the army, serving for two years during the Korean Conflict. She was honorably discharged, married Joseph Mangine, and moved to Brooklyn, N.Y. After the couple divorced, Shirley moved to Chanute, where she became co-owner and later proprieto...
Carter Wayne Bohling 1947-2011
Carter Wayne Bohling, 63, Wichita Falls, Texas, died over the Thanksgiving holiday, November, 2011.
Carter was born Dec. 20, 1947 in Chanute, to Richard Herman and Betty Lee Whitworth Bohling. He served our country proudly as a member of the 1st Cavalry and Special Forces in Vietnam with the U.S. Army and retired as a Master Sergeant from the U.S. Air Force on July 15, 1991. He worked for the Texas Department of Public Safety from 1992-2005, ...
Virginia May Stone 1917-2011
Virginia Mae Bradford Stone, 94, rural Buffalo, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 at the Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute.
Virginia was born in rural Earlton on Jan. 22, 1917, the daughter of Walter and Marie Wiltse Bradford. She attended Thornburg school east of Earlton.
She was united in marriage to Carl Stone on Feb. 19, 1936 in Independence. In 1949 they moved to a farm in the High Prairie Community of Wilson County. He preceded her in deat...
Hugh William Pollman 1908-2011
Hugh William Pollman, 103 yrs, 10 months and 11 days, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at Olathe. He was a longtime Humboldt resident. He was born Feb. 24, 1908, in Leon, the oldest son of Mary Susanna and Charles Pollman.
The Pollmans moved 10 miles west of Humboldt in 1926. They farmed near Owl Creek.
He worked on the family farm, then as a truck driver for the Humboldt Elevator Mills, as a guard at the Kansas Ordnance Plant in Parsons, as a gu...
Ruby Belle McCaslin 1925-2011
Ruby Belle McCaslin, 86, Coffeyville, formerly of Chanute, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 at the Windsor Place Nursing Home in Coffeyville.
Ruby was born in Oklahoma on Jan, 25, 1925, the daughter of Oliver Ross and Bessie Winston Dawson. She attended schools in Oklahoma.
She was united in marriage to Max L. McCaslin on Jan. 16, 1944 at McCune. He preceded her in death in February of 1999.
She was a homemaker.
Ruby is survived by a daughter, Jew...
Cleaver nabbed in Springfield motel
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Springfield television station reported Alfred C. Lomax, the United States Marshal for the Western District of Missouri, has announced the arrest of fugitive Garrett G. Cleaver.
On Monday investigators with the U.S. Marshals-Southern Missouri Fugitive Task Force located and arrested the fugitive in Springfield. Cleaver, 26, was charged in Allen County with two counts of Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Poss...
Neodesha resident missing since late Friday
Wilson County law enforcement officials are continuing their search for a missing Neodesha man. Kennon Landry, 44, was last seen Friday, Dec. 2, at around 10 p.m. returning from a friend’s home, family members said.
Landry’s wrecked truck was located on 1300 Road near Ottawa Road near Altoona but no sign of Landry was found. Following an extensive canine ground search that yielded no clues, Wilson County Sheriff’s Office personn...
Helen ‘Ruth’ Emerson 1941-2011
Helen “Ruth” Emerson, 70, Humboldt, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Ruth was born in Scotland, AR on April 30, 1941 the daughter of Earl and Really Flossie Bryant Ratliff.
She married Don Emerson on August 26, 1957 in Ukiah, Calif.
Ruth was a homemaker and self-employed store owner.
Ruth is survived by her husband, Don Emerson, Humboldt; one daughter, Sharrie Lowry and husband, Rick, Hum...
Jeremy Lee Williams 1969-2011
Jeremy Lee Williams, 42, Chanute, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 at his home in Chanute.
Jeremy was born in Chanute on May 26, 1969, the son of Jerry D. Williams and Carroll J. Sevedge Williams Floyd.
He enjoyed spending time with his daughter, Hannah and working on cars, and he loved to draw.
Jeremy is survived by his parents, Jerry Williams and his wife, Sandy, Chanute, and Carroll Floyd and her husband, Lester, Chanute; his daughters, Hannah W...
Shirley ‘Jackie’ Trembly 1924-2011
Shirley “Jackie” Trembly, 87, Chanute, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Jackie was born in Chanute on July 14, 1924, the daughter of Cecil and Zelma Squires Mitchell. She graduated from Chanute High School. She married Emil Trembly on Sept. 3, 1946 in Yates Center. He preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 2001.
She was a LPN for 35 years.
Jackie is survived by her children, Brett Trembly, Chanut...
Mary Patricia ‘Pat’ Woods 1925-2011
Mary Patricia “Pat” Woods, 86, Humboldt, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at Chanute HealthCare.
Mary Pat was born April 23, 1925, at St. Paul, the daughter of James Roland and Eva Gertrude Lynch Phelan. She grew up at St. Paul where she attended St. Francis Catholic School.
On May 26, 1946, Mary Pat married Clyde V. Woods at Emmett, Idaho. They made their home at Emmett until 1949 when they moved to St. Paul. In 1953, the family moved to Humbo...