Angela “Ang” Marie Sanchez 1982-2011
Angela Sanchez, 29, Independence, died Saturday, June 11, 2011 in Independence.
Angela was born at Chanute on Jan. 3, 1982, the daughter of Gerald and Sheryl Giefer Sanchez. She graduated from Chanute High School in 2000. She was currently attending Independence Community College where she was studying to become a vet tech in order to purse her passion for animals.
She was a fun loving and caring person who had a smile that could light up a...
Friendship forged by mutual love of music
Paula Roberts and Marcus Heywood would certainly have been friends if they lived in the same town. However, without the Internet it is likely they would have never crossed paths. But one comment on a 1950s country singer’s facebook fan page turned into a conversation, then several more, and eventually Heywood, an Englishman, made the trip across the pond to visit his friend.
“I was really surprised when he said...
Bideau urges county to act on Historic Places requirements
ERIE — At Friday’s meeting of the Neosho County Board of Commissioners ED Bideau III, Chanute, addressed the county about taking action in regard to historic places listings. He would like it to be required that citizens within city limits that are adjoining landowners to property being considered for listing to the Register of Kansas Historic Places and Register of National Historic Places with the National Park Service be given notice of th...
Francis J. “Frank” Giefer 1921-2011
Francis J. “Frank” Giefer, 90, lifelong farmer and stockman of St. Paul, died Sunday, June 12, 2011 at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
He was born Jan. 11, 1921, in South Mound, to Francis Jacob and Anna Marie Holtkamp Giefer.
At the age of 16 when his father had a stroke, Frank assumed responsibility for running the family farm to support his family. He married Lois Marie Steinbacher on Sept. 12, 1944, in South Mound.
He was ...
Allen County hospital employee dies in collision
Kathryn “Katie” Gant, 31, Burlington, director of radiology at Allen County Hospital, died in a traffic accident shortly before 8 a.m. Friday on K-58, five miles west of Le Roy. Gant’s car, a GMC Acadia, collided head-on with a Cadillac Escalade driven by Justin Birk, 20, Burlington. The Highway Patrol said Birk’s vehicle “for an unknown reason went left of center” just before the collision occurred. Birk was taken to Stormont-Vail Medical ...
Steve Espinosa 1931-2011
Steve Espinosa, 80, Del City, Okla., died Sunday, May 29, 2011.
He was born May 25, 1931 in LeLoup, Kan., to Angel and Esperanza Espinosa. He grew up in Ottawa and attended Ottawa High School.
He enlisted in the Air Force May 18, 1951 and served more than 54 years, retiring in 2006 as a sheet metal mechanic at the Air Force Logistics Center, Tinker, Okla.
Survivors include three daughters, Renee Garza, Hugo, Fla., Monique Espinosa, Florida, an...
Science magic show at library on Wednesday
The “Nutty Professor Science Magic Show” will be presented at the Chanute Public Library on Wednesday, June 15 at 10 a.m. This program is geared for youth age 8 and older and will be an interactive mix of science and magic sure to amaze while teaching science principals. There will be lots of audience participation and youth will learn how to do take home experiments which will amaze their friends. There is no charge for this program and no r...
Brenda’s Dance celebrates 20th year
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter For the past 20 years, Brenda Greve has been working with students from the age of three into adulthood at Brenda’s Dance studio in Chanute. The studio will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a Sunday recital and has been working hard for the past week to get the props, backdrops, costumes and dances in order for the As Seen on TV theme performance. Greve has been involved in dance since the age of three ...
Vincent Michael Thummel 1922-2011
Vincent Thummel, 88, Iola, died Thursday, June 9, 2011 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Vincent was born at Tipton on Sept. 11, 1922, the son of Joe and Anna Marie Simeon Thummel. He married Yvonne Anita Ulin on Oct. 28, 1946 in Piqua. He served in the U.S. Army in the Phillipines during WWII.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Humboldt, VFW, American Legion and Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife; one son, Bob T...
Eileen D. McAtee 1927-2011
Eileen D. McAtee, 84, St. Paul, died Thursday, June 9, 2011 at her residence. Death was unexpected.
She was born March 10, 1927, at rural Parsons, to Edward S. and Gladys Hull Volmer. She grew up in the rural Parsons area and attended St. Patrick’s Grade School and Parsons High School, graduating in 1946. She also attended Parsons Junior College.
On Nov.r 7, 1946 she married George W. “Short” McAtee at the St. Joseph Church in South Mound.
Margaret Ellen Row 1961-2011
Margaret Ellen Row, 50, Joplin, Mo., formerly of Fredonia, died Monday, June 6, 2011 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Mo., as the result of injuries sustained in the May 22, 2011 Joplin tornado. She was born March 31, 1961 in Fredonia, the daughter of Billie Palmer Kidd and the late William A. Row. Margaret was a 1979 graduate of Fredonia High School. She attended college at Labette Community College in Parsons and obtained her RN nursin...
Stanislaus takes on Baja in return to ATV racing
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter Owner of Chanute’s Kirby’s Supersports and retired ATV racer Kirby Stanislaus put a team together to get back into the racing game by entering the 43rd Tecate Score Baja 500. The team, comprised of Stanislaus and retired racers Scott Chandler and Gary Gunn of Dallas, placed fourth in the ATV race held last weekend throughout 453 miles of Mexican back roads beginning and ending in Ensenada. When Stanislau...
Governor appoints Ahlquist as 31st District Court Judge
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has made two judicial appointments to the Kansas District Courts, Preston A. Pratt as a judge for the 17th District Court and Daryl D. Ahlquist as a judge for the 31st District Court. “I am pleased to appoint these two attorneys to the Kansas District Courts,” Gov. Brownback said. “They have demonstrated their commitment to their communities over many years of service, both public and private, and I am convinced ...
Salty Dog to provide music in the park
The second Music in the Park concert, presented by the Parks Advisory Board, will be 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Santa Fe Park Fiesta Grounds. Salty Dog, featuring singer Randy Herron, Doug Toon on guitar, both from Chanute, Bobby Mills from Sycamore on bass, and John Haggerty from Neodesha on drums, will perform classic rock and blues numbers. Herron has previously played with Live Oak and Swing Kings. Toon was a member of Predator. The Chan...
George “Bob” Robert Defenbaugh 1926-2011
Bob Defenbaugh, 84, rural Stark, died Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Bob was born at Stark on Dec. 5, 1926, the son of George Robert and Pearle Kelso Defenbaugh. He graduated from Grant Township in 1944.
He married Ula Wright in Stark on Jan. 2, 1945. She survives.
He was a member of the Stark United Methodist Church. Bob was a lifelong farmer.
Bob served in the Army during WWII and was stationed...
Mara Elizabeth Muilenburg 1923-2011
Mara Elizabeth Muilenburg, 88, Chanute, died Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at Heritage Nursing Home in Chanute.
Mara was born at Chanute on May 23, 1923, the daughter of Alphonso and Ethel Bever Knapp. She graduated from Chanute High School.
She married F.C.J. “Mulie” Muilenburg on May 21, 1954 in Albuquerque, N.M. He preceded her in death in 2001.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Chanute.
She moved to Albuquerque in 1944 ...
Clayton Eugene Standley 1933-2011
Clayton Eugene Standley, 77, St. Paul, died Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at his home.
He was born June 22, 1933, in Centerton, Ark., to William O. and Grace E. Sly Standley. He was a 1952 graduate of Erie High School.
In January 1953, he joined the United States Navy. From 1973 through 2010, he worked for O’Brien Rock Company as diesel mechanic.
In 1965 he married Sandra McDonald. They later divorced.
Survivors include three sons, Randy Brown, E...
Patricia Ann “Pat” Crowl 1923-2011
Patricia Ann “Pat” Crowl, 87, Chanute, died Monday, June 6, 2011 at Neosho County Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Pat was born at Wichita on August 30, 1923, the daughter of Clifton W. and Ola Mary Smith Vandersall. She graduated from Phillips University in 1946 with a degree in Bible Studies and Christian Education.
She was united in marriage to Richard D. Crowl in Chanute on Sept. 16, 1947. They later divorced.
She was a lifelong mem...
Richard L. “Dick” Davis 1944-2011
Richard L. “Dick” Davis completed his journey on earth June 6, 2011.
He was born June 18, 1944 in Pratt, the son of Calvin and Dolores Martin Davis. The family moved to Humboldt in 1954. Dick graduated from Humboldt High School in 1962.
On Nov. 1, 1989 Dick received GOD’S grace on an oil lease northwest of Neosho Falls. He was baptized in the Jordan River on May 31, 1990 in Israel. Dick was a member of the Big Creek Chapel.
Family was always h...
Joseph L. Cook 1947-2011
Joseph L. Cook, 63, Manhattan, died Sunday, June 5, 2011 at the home of his sister, Nancy, in Shawne. He was recently diagnosed at the Mayo Clinic with mesothelioma.
Joe was born in Kansas City, Mo. on Nov. 16, 1947 to Lewis J. and Roberta L. Foresman Cook. He was the youngest of four children and grew up in Iola. He attended Lincoln Grade School, Iola Junior High, and graduated from Iola High School in 1965. Joe then volunteered for the Navy ...