Alice L. Luma 1920-2010
Alice L. Willitts Luma, 89, LeRoy, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 21, 2010, at the home of her daughter near LeRoy.
She was born April 29, 1920, in Van Wert, Ohio, to the Rev. Jesse and Jolia Pearl Hummel Hunter. She spent most of her early life in Jackson, Mich., and graduated from East Jackson High School.
On Oct. 24, 1936, she married Walter Wayne Willitts at Angolia, Ind. They made their home in Jackson until 1942 when they...
Birth ¬≠— Bolt
Missena Janae Bolt, Chanute, announces the birth of her son, Tanner Leland Bolt, born Jan. 8, 2010, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
Tanner was welcomed home by a 4-year-old brother, Jeremiah Michael.
They are the grandsons of Steven and Carol Bolt, Chanute, and the great-grandsons of Jack Leech, Chanute, and Bill and Erma McCann, Elsmore.
Mildred Lefebvre 1927-2010
Mildred Lefebvre, 82, Halstead, died Thursday, January 21, 2010, at Halstead Health and Rehabilitation.
She was born Sept. 4, 1927, in Chanute to Winfield Scott and Rose Clark Patton.
On Jan. 4, 1947, she married Joseph A. Lefebvre Sr. at Yuma, Ariz. He died on June 30, 2008.
Survivors include two sons, Joseph Lefebvre Jr., Tacoma, Wash., and Tony Lefebvre, Colwich; two daughters, Kathy Haselhorst, Hays, and Becky Lefebvre, Colorado Springs, ...
Kenneth E. Shultz 1924-2010
Kenneth E. Shultz, 85, Chanute, died Monday, January 11, 2010, at the Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
He was born Sept. 25, 1924, in Wilson County to Floyd Dale and Nora Susan Sheler Shultz. He was a high school graduate and worked as an oil driller.
Survivors include a sister, Susan Sjoquist, Mesa, Ariz., and a brother, Worley T. Shultz, Ashland. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Cremation has taken place. No services are...
Etta L. ‘Granny’ Baugh 1912-2010
Etta L. “Granny” Baugh, 97, Chanute, died Sunday, January 17, 2010, at Neosho memorial Regional Medical Center.
She was born Nov. 19, 1912, to Frank Albert and Anna Edna Murdock Burger in Walnut.
On March 15, 1931, in Neosho, Mo., she married Oren Alvin “Skinny” Baugh. They were married for 51 years until his death on Oct. 4, 1982.
She was past matron of the Eastern Star of Walnut. She was a member of the Westview Southern Baptist Church. She...
Darrell James Rand 1955 – 2010
Darrell James Rand, 54, Chanute, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010 at his home.
Darrell was born in Mountain Home, Ark., on Dec. 17, 1955, the son of James Jefferson and Thelma Lee Richards Rand.
He worked as a security guard at Wolf Creek Power Plant.
Darrell is survived by an uncle, Leroy Rand of Ashland, Mo., and many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Cremation has taken place.
Private family services will be held at a later dat...
Robert Perry Rhea 1914-2010
Robert Perry Rhea, 95, Yates Center, died Sunday, January 17, 2009, at Coffey County Hospital in Burlington.
He was born Dec. 3, 1914, in Rural Woodson County to Robert Walter and Ina M. Watts Rhea. He graduated from Yates Center High School and attended Emporia State University.
On Feb. 11, 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant before his Honorable Discharge on Jan. 23, 1946.
He married Betty Eloise Stark...
Howard W. Baker 1921-2010
Howard W. Baker, 88, rural Moran, died Sunday, January 17, 2010, at Moran Manor Nursing Center.
He was born Sept. 9, 1921, in rural Moran to Ernest and Bess Hunting Baker. He grew up on the farm at Moran.
On June 24, 1945, Howard married Dorothy J. Ericson at Friends Home Lutheran Church at Savonburg. She survives. They have always made their home on the farm.
He was a member of the Moran Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed reading, listening to ...
Irene C. Tharp 1921–2010
Irene Caroline Tharp, 88, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2010, in Chanute, Kansas.
Irene was born on June 20, 1921 to the parents of George Eli Carlson and Lennea Elizabeth (Benson) Carlson near Vilas, Kansas, which is located 5 miles west of Chanute. She grew up on the family homestead built by her grandparents, August and Fredricka Carlson, who immigrated to America from Sweden in 1870 and settled in Vilas in 1884.
Irene attended and gra...
Elnora Hazel Wolfe 1912 – 2010
Elnora Hazel Wolfe, 97, Erie, died Sunday, January 17, 2010, at the Truman Medical East Lakewood Center in Kansas City.
She was born July 23, 1912, in rural Sedalia, Mo., to Wilbur and Kathryn Williams Roberts. She was raised by her Aunt Minnie and Uncle Rudolph Schientaul. She attended rural California, Mo., schools.
She married Ewing “Connie” Wolfe on Jan. 1, 1934, in Sedalia. He preceded her in death.
She was a homemaker.
Dianne Dorothy Stevenin 1946-2010
Dianne Dorothy Stevenin, 63, died Friday, January 15, 2010.
She was born Sept. 19, 1946, in Mayfield, Wis.
She was a former Nurse at Arkhaven Nursing Home, Iola.
Survivors include her husband, Tom Stevenin, Thayer; her mother, Marie Winget, Florida; two sons, George Thomas Stevenin IV and Joseph Dewayne Stevenin, both of California; a daughter, Shannon Marie Blees, Haysville; three brothers, James, William and George Winget, all of Wisconsin...
Ernest G. ‘Bud’ Mueller 1920 – 2010
Ernest G. “Bud” Mueller, 89, Humboldt, died Sunday, January 17, 2010, at the St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
Ernest was born in Humboldt on Oct. 10, 1920, to Gustav Adolf and Dorothea Lassman Mueller. He attended rural Allen County schools.
He served in the U.S. Army 7th Division during World War II.
He married Margaret E. King on June 13, 1942, at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Humboldt. She survives.
He worked in construction and for Bud Bu...
Birth ¬≠— Tiegreen
Drs. Josh and Sara Tiegreen, Durham, N.C., announce the birth of their daughter, Fiona Grace Tiegreen, born Dec. 28, 2009. She is the granddaughter of Jana Mayfield, St. Charles, Mo., John and Rita Tiegreen, Fort Scott, and Martha McCoy, Chanute.
Birth ¬≠— Orton
Clayton Orton and Sherry Schoenhofer, Chanute, announce the birth of their daughter, Anna Kay Orton, born Dec. 12, 2009, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
She is the granddaughter of Randy and Kelli Schoenhofer, Chanute, Steve and Patti Powers, Chanute, and Frank Orton, Boise, Idaho.
She is the great-granddaughter of Verl and Judy Schoenhofer, Chanute, Jim and Jeane Orton, Stark, and Bill and Anna Inman, Walnut.
Birth ¬≠— Jones
Jeremy and Jennifer Jones announce the birth of their daughter, Addison Ivyonne, born Dec. 28, 2009, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in Elk City, Okla.
Addison was welcomed home by two brothers, Ralston and Garison.
They are the grandchildren of Pete and Kay Beck, Cheyenne, Okla., Charles and Teresa Jones, Sayre, Okla., and Dana Sunderland, Elk City, Okla.
Great-grandparents include the late Charles and Iyvonne Beck, Chanute, Charles ...
Birth ¬≠— Whitworth
Riley Whitworth and Kelli Douglas, Chanute, announce the birth of their daughter Kaydence Dwaine Whitworth, born Dec. 23, 2009, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center. She is the granddaughter of Paul and Debbie Douglas and Ron and Rhenda Whitworth, all of Chanute. She is the great-granddaughter of Connie Griffith, Judy Whitworth and the late Dwaine Whitworth, Virgil and Doris Douglas, all of Chanute, and Jean Root of Independence. S...
Birth ¬≠— Standifer
Jeff and Andrea Standifer, Olathe, announce the birth of their daughter, Ava Marie, born Dec. 18, 2009, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Merriam.
She is the granddaughter of Emeterio and Theresa Gutierrez, Humboldt, Jill Bailey, Eureka, and Gary Standifer and Linda Cohen, Kansas City.
She is the great-granddaughter of Leon and Norma Bennett, Humboldt, the late Felipe and Aurora Gutierrez, and Harry and Barbara Bailey.
Wedding — Kepley/Weilert
Erin Kepley and Rob Weilert were married July 17, 2009, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Chanute. Father Bernie Gorges presided over the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Bob and Teri Kepley, Chanute. The groom is the son of Dr. David and Nancy Weilert, Humboldt.
Joni Kepley, Springfield, Mo., sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids included Amanda Arndt, Emporia, and Amy Reinecke, Topeka.
Best man was Jason Weilert, I...
A gathering of family and friends to remember and celebrate the life of Marjorie Howard, Erie, will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Federated Church in Erie.
Helen Virginia Bass 1911-2010
Helen Virginia Bass, 98, died Tuesday, January 12, 2010, in Chanute.
She was born April 10, 1911, in Fort Scott to James McKee and Frances Dodge Beck.
She married Perl Bass in Joplin in 1930. He died in 1932. She married Delno Bass in 1939. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include two daughters, Patsy Neuenschwander, Fredonia, and Janet Wiglesworth, Fairway; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.