Milton E. Jackson 1943-2012
Milton E. Jackson, 69, of Topeka, formerly of Chanute, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 in Topeka after a 30-year struggle with diabetes and most recently Parkinson’s disease.
He was born May 23, 1943 in Chanute, the son of Jesse Lee and Frances Anna Briley Jackson. Despite having Polio, he played football in high school. He was a graduate of Chanute High School in 1961and graduated Neosho County Community College with an Associate’s Degree and at...
Betty Jo Lowry 1934-2012
Betty Jo Lowry, 78, of Chanute, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Betty was born in Aguilar, Colo., on Jan. 23, 1934, the daughter of Joseph and Panola Dooms Skraznas.
She graduated from Chanute High School and was a homemaker.
Betty is survived by two children, Ricky Dean Lowry and wife, Sharrie, of Humboldt, and Lorita Harvey of Bartlesville, Okla.; one daughter-in-law, Serena Lowry of Zirco...
Ralph Edwin Cline 1933-2012
Ralph Edwin Cline, 79, a resident of Fredonia, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.¬†Ralph was born on July 17,1933 in Buxton, the son of Lewis Loyd and Vera Alice Ross Cline.
Ralph graduated from Fredonia High School Class of 1953. On July 19, 1953 at the United Methodist Church in Fredonia, Ralph married Edith Joeleen Fester.¬†She survives, at their home.
In June of 1955, Ralph joined the U.S. Army. After his ho...
Wayne Elton Erbe 1939-2012
Wayne Elton Erbe, 73, a resident of Thayer, died on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at Neosho Memorial Hospital in Chanute. Wayne was born on Jan. 9, 1939 in Thayer the son of Victor and Mary Rouse Erbe.
After high school, Wayne married Charlotte Lucille Hayden in Nevada, Mo. Wayne and Charlotte were married for 54 years, until his death.
Wayne worked at Lafarge in Fredonia as an equipment operator for 46 years. Wayne was a member of the Thayer Christ...
Norma “Elaine” (Koenig) Horsch 1912-2012
Norma “Elaine” Koenig Horsch, 100, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 at her daughter’s home in Yates Center.
Elaine was born Sept. 2, 1912 the daughter of Hattie Belle Stevens and August Adolph Koenig in Yates Center. She graduated from Yates Center High School in 1931, having taken a normal training course and the state certification exam to qualify as a rural school teacher for grades 1-8.
Shortly after Elaine met Henry Horsch, a new high school te...
Penner - Sneed
Bill and Kathy Penner of Chanute announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Kathryn Penner, to Neil Allan Sneed, son of Allan and Pam Sneed of St. Peter’s, Mo.
The bride-elect will graduate from Hannibal-LaGrange University in December with a B.A. in Public Relations.
Neil received a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism in May and is employed as a videographer at news station KHQA in Quincy, Il.
A wedding is planned for New Year’s Eve 2012. T...
Helen Hedrick 1914-2012
Helen Virginia Fink Hedrick, 98, a longtime resident of Fredonia, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 at Golden Living Center in Fredonia. She was born August 23, 1914 in Lafontaine, the daughter of Alonzo and Mina Bobbitt Fink.
Helen was a graduate of Lafontaine High School and Fredonia Business School.
On April 5, 1936, in Lafontaine, she was united in marriage to Hurston Hedrick. He preceded her in death Sept. 20, 1995.
Helen was an active member...
Jerry M. Greer 1936-2012
Jerry M. Greer, age 76, of rural Thayer, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 at the Golden Living Center in Neodesha.
Celebration of Life graveside serviceswill be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Neodesha City Cemetery with Osie Bearden officiating under the direction of Loran Fawcett Chapel of Neodesha. Military Rites will be conducted by the McConnell Air Force Honor Guard.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today with the family...
Nina Ruth Ingels 1916-2012
Nina Ruth Ingels, 96, of Chanute, formerly of rural Savonburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 at Chanute Healthcare.
Nina Ruth was born in Neosho County on Sept. 23, 1916, the daughter of Baulser C. and Nola Wheatley Breiner. She graduated from Chanute High School and attended Parsons Business College.
She was united in marriage to Kenneth M. Ingels on Dec, 31, 1938. He preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 2009.
She was homemaker, lifelong member o...
Betty Dewey-Postlewait-Morrison 1933-2012
Funeral services and Christian Burial for Betty Marijean Dewey-Postlewait-Morrison, 79, a resident of Tulsa, Okla., will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2 at The Church of Jesus Christ of LDS, 1701 N. Hickory Place, Broken Arrow, Okla. Burial will be at Floral Haven Cemetery, 6500 South 129th East Avenue, Broken Arrow, Okla. A reception for family and friends will be held after the burial at The Church of Jesus Christ LDS.
Betty died Saturday...
Linda Kay Ashenfelter 1948-2012
Linda Kay Ashenfelter, Greely Colo., died Oct. 28, 2012
She was born at home on Dec. 7, 1948 to Frank and Norma Bishop Splechter in Urbana, and was raised in southeast Kansas.
She Attended schools in Galesburg and Fredonia, graduating in 1966, further attending Mercy school of nursing in Fort Scott, graduating and attaining her nursing license in 1969.
She worked in multiple hospitals in Kansas before moving to Greeley Col., where she worked ...
Julia Blattner 1918-2012
Julia Helen Blattner, 94, of Frontenac , formally of Humboldt, died on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at Girard Medical Center.
Julia was born in Humboldt on Oct. 13, 1918. She was the daughter of Robert William and Grace Ledean Andruss Hamm.
She attended Crescent Elementary in Humboldt and graduated from Humboldt High School in 1936. She later attended Iola Jr. College and graduated from Kansas State University in 1940. She taught school in Barnar...
Elva Lorraine Lee 1918-2012
Elva Lorraine Lee died on Oct, 28, 2012 at Chanute. The daughter of Alva and Angie Henson Cation, Elva was born June 18, 1918, in rural Savonburg. She moved with her parents to rural Humboldt when she was a child. She was graduated from Cherry Grove School, Iola High School, and the Iola Junior College. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science, Master’s of Science, and Specialist in Education degrees from Kansas State College, Pittsburg.
She was a ...
Janet Irene McKinzie 1955-2012
Janet McKinzie died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 at her residence in St. Paul.
Janet was born in Grand Junction, Colo., on Feb. 16, 1955, the daughter of Carlyle “Tuffy” and Cordy Ward. She graduated from St. Paul High School in 1973.
She was a homemaker who enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed fishing and playing slot machines.
Janet is survived by her mother, Cordy Ward of St. Paul; one daughter, Amy Smith and her...
Billy Joe Courter 1949-2012
Billy Joe Courter, 63, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, in Chanute. He was born May 25, 1949, in Chanute, the son of Billy Gean and Joetta Marie Morrison Courter. He graduated from Chanute High School.
Billy served in the U.S. Army.
He had been united in marriage, twice; to Jeanette Chandler, and to Sunshine Rose Hall.
Billy was an accomplished welder, and loved fishing, hunting, the outdoors, and his grandchildren’s sports activities. His so...
Oren Melvin Nelson 1917-2012
Oren Melvin Nelson, 95, formerly of Elsmore, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at his home in Toluca Lake, Calif.
Oren was born Feb. 18, 1917, at Elsmore, the son of Oscar and Rebecca Smading Nelson. He grew up in the Elsmore area where he attended South Fairview Grade School in Allen County. He was a farmer, had dairy cows, and owned and operated a milk route hauling milk from dairy farms to Neosho Valley Creamery at Erie for many years.
John A. Elliott 1912-2012
John A. Elliott, 100, Wichita, former Senior Vice President, Beech Aircraft Corporation, died on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Funeral service to be held on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 1 p.m. at Eastminster Presbyterian Church with interment following at Lakeview Cemetery in Wichita. Visitation with family on this evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.
John was born in Earlton, and graduated from Chanute High School in 1929. He then att...
Neldora M. Robinson 1924-2012
Neldora M. Robinson, 88, Newton, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 at Kansas Christian Home, Newton.
She was born July 19, 1924 at El Dorado, to Lawrence M. and Kittie Belle Grant Braman.
She was a Sedgwick resident since 1959 prior to moving to Newton in 2005.
On July 28, 1944 she married Wilbur M. Robinson at Fredoni. He died May 28, 2006.
She was a member of Sedgwick Christian Church and was a bookkeeper for Sedgwick Body Shop, which she operated...
Thomas G. Rinehart 1917-2012
Thomas G. Rinehart, 94, of Humboldt, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at his home.
Thomas was born Nov. 18, 1917, at Humboldt, the son of Edward H. and Mamie B. Nickell Rinehart. He grew up in Humboldt and helped on the family farm along with working as an auto mechanic. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII.
On Nov. 19, 1942, Thomas married Queen Eileen Powers and they made their home in Humboldt where he worked for Monarch Cement Com...
Ruth Elizabeth (Watkins) McKinney 1932-2012
Ruth Elizabeth (Watkins) McKinney, 80, of Chanute, formerly of Erie, died at 12:23 a.m., Thursday, October 25, 2012, at her home.
She was born January 29, 1932, in Cherryvale, Kansas, to Charles Henry and Minnie Esther (Farris) Watkins. Her father was a railroad man so the family moved several times before she started school. As a young girl, she lived in a boxcar on the railroad tracks in Moorhead, Kansas, so the family could be together. A...