Helen Rose Robinson 1927-2012
Helen Rose Robinson, 84, rural Galesburg, died Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Labette Health, Parsons. Death followed a brief illness.
She was born Dec. 22, 1927, near La Crosse, to Fred and Veronica Legleiter Brungardt. In 1941 the family moved to a farm near Galesburg. She graduated from Galesburg High School in 1945 and from the Wichita Business College in 1946.
From 1946 to 1951 she worked as a secretary at the Shaw Manufacturing Co. in Gales...
Virginia Madison Potocnik 1927-2012
Virginia Madison Potocnik, 85, Cherokee, died Sunday, June 17, 2012 at the Neosho Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
She was born April 14, 1927 in Cherokee, the daughter of Mary Garretson Kellogg.
On March 4, 1944 she was united in marriage to Rudy Potocnik; he preceded her in death on Oct. 6, 1996.
She was an assistant cook at the Cherokee Grade School for 40 years.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cherokee, where she was ve...
Wilson - Sergeant
Niccole Wilson and Adam Sergeant exchanged wedding vows Oct. 6, 2012 at Red Bud Valley Resort, Eureka Springs, Ark. The Rev. Marvin D. Petersen officiated the private immediate family double-ring, candlelight ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Lonnie and Glennis Wilson, Chanute. The bridegroom is the son of Rick and Kathy Hubbard and Steve Sergeant, Lebo.
There were two honorary maids of honor, only in attendance at the reception, Kelsey ...
Ralph Gaylord Shores 1942-2012
Ralph Gaylord Shores, 70, passed away peacefully at home in the arms of his loving wife and surrounded by family on June 11, 2012. Ralph was born in Kansas City, Kan., to Herbert and Vivian Shores. Love for his family was primary. He was a passionate artist when he was working with wood. He was a proud, strong and supportive man as well as caring, understanding, devoted and dependable. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, broth...
Tommy Dean Feagins 1949-2012
Tommy Dean Feagins, 62, resident of Fort Scott, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at his home. He was born August 11, 1949, in Fort Scott, the son of Thomas Harold and Mary Louise Cullen Feagins. Tommy had served with the United States Army during both the Korean and Vietnam eras. Following his military service Tommy had worked for both Extrusions in Fort Scott and later Superior Industries in Pittsburg. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Ch...
Ruby Fern Mason 1929-2012
Ruby Fern Mason, 83, Chanute, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 11, 2012.
Ruby was born on Jan. 2, 1929 and raised in Ritchie, Mo., the daughter of Edward and Dixie Scott Reber. She married Clyde Ray Mason on March 24, 1951 in Ritchie, Mo. He preceded her in death on Dec. 27, 1995. She worked at Kustom Signals in Chanute for 27 years before retiring at the age of 78 on July 5, 2007.
Ruby was a member of the Parkview Holiness Churc...
Wayne Dale Myers 1929-2012
Wayne Dale Myers, 83, who was born and raised in Chanute, died June 11, 2012.
He retired in 1989 from the Wichita Post Office. He served in the Army and was stationed in Japan. Wayne was treasurer of the Civil War Club, member of NRA, North Star #168 Masonic Lodge, Midian Shrine and the Scottish Rite.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Tomiko “Tommie,” parents Walter and Maude Myers and brother Lewis Myers.
Visitation is Friday 5 to 7 p....
Velma May John 1928-2012
Velma John, 83, Thayer, died June 10, 2012 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita.
Velma was born in Thayer on August 28, 1928 the daughter of Delmer Leon and Ethel May Crowl Woolery. She graduated from Thayer High School in 1945.
She married James DeMoss John on March 9, 1946 in Chanute. He preceded her in death on Sept. 11, 1986.
She is a member of the Thayer Christian Church where she was active in the Thursday Ladies Bible Study. She...
Orville Roy Allison 1915-2012
Orville Roy Allison, 97, died June 10, 2012 in Yates Center.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 15, in Memorial Park Cemetery, Chanute.
Military honors will be presented.
No formal visitation is planned.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Chanute American Legion and may be sent in care of Campbell Funeral Home, P.O. Box 188, Yates Center, KS 66783
Kenneth Arnold Woods 1948-2011
Ken Woods, 64, Chanute, died Sunday, June 10, 2012 at his residence.
Ken was born in Cushing, Okla., on Jan. 8, 1948, the son of R.A. and Daisy Holding Woods. He graduated from Enumclaw High School in Enumclaw, Wash., in 1966. He retired from the Air Force after 20 years of service.
Ken is survived by his wife, Pamela Woods, Chanute; four children, Kenny Woods, Tacoma, Wash., David Woods, Grants Pass, Ore., Melissa Suwalski, Ottawa, and Kati...
Carl Robert Richardson 1940-2012
Carl Robert Richardson, 71, of Chanute, entered the arms of Jesus at 12:30 a.m., Saturday, June 9, 2012, at home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on August 31, 1940 in El Dorado, KS, the son of James Christian and Lucile (Anderson) Richardson.
Carl graduated from Berryville High School, Berryville, Arkansas, following three years of high school at The School of the Ozarks. After graduation he worked in the office machines busines...
E. Louise Fulps Vaughn 1928-2012
E. Louise Fulps Vaughn, 83, Burbank, Calif., formerly of Chanute, died unexpectedly Monday, June 4, 2012 at her home. She was born Dec. 9, 1928 in Adrian, Mo., the daughter of Floyd Branson and Essie Stone Fulps. She attended Chanute schools.
On May 19, 1945 she married James F. Vaughn, Jr. They lived in Chanute where she worked in the meat department at Donaldson IGA and I.L.C. They moved from Wichita to California in 1965.
Her husband prece...
Juanita Lee Burenheide 1921-2012
Juanita Lee Burenheide, 91, Iola, died Friday, June 8, 2012, at Fountain Villa in Iola.
Juanita was born Feb. 22, 1921, on a farm southwest of Moran, the daughter of George W. and Ruth Esther Rogers Beaman. She grew up on the family farm and attended grade school at Prairie Hall southwest of Moran and graduated from LaHarpe High School. She attended Emporia State one year, then the College of Emporia, to receive her teaching certificate. She...
Yambay - Tilman
Pedro and Haydee Yambay, Asuncion, Paraguay, and Jeff and Gloria Tilman, Humboldt, announce the engagement of their children, Evelyn Yambay, Asuncion, Paraguay, and Bradley Tilman, Oklahoma City, Okla.
The bride-elect received a Master of Science in Chemistry from Pittsburg State University.
Tilman received a Master of Science in Plastics Engineering Technology, Pittsburg State University, and is a project engineer for Carlisle Foodservice Pr...
Ruth Arlene Utley 1939-2012
Ruth Utley, 72, Humboldt, died Monday, June 4, 2012 at the Heritage Care Center, Chanute.
Ruth was born in Wichita on Sept. 21, 1939 the daughter of James and Ruth Conner Audiss Dalton. She graduated from Iola High School in 1957.
She worked as a housekeeping supervisor for Crossroads Hotel, Iola, for many years, and had later worked as an assembler for Tramec of Iola until flooding overtook the plant.
Ruth is survived by her children, Amand...
Jessie ‘Ilene’ Roles 1936-2012
After a lengthy illness, Jessie “Ilene” Roles, 76, died Saturday, June 2 at her home.
She is survived by her husband, Rogers Roles, of the home; three children, David Roles, Chanute, Richard Roles, of the home, and Julie Roles-Holroyd, of the home; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie and Roxie Britt Treat.
The family will be having an open house to celebrate her life on Saturday, Jun...
Ralph A. Holland 1938-2012
Ralph A. Holland, 73, Fredonia, formerly of Osborne, died Friday, June 1, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Wichita. He was born Sept. 12, 1938 in Rivermines, Mo., the son of Everett and Evelyn Smith Holland. Ralph was a 1956 graduate of Fredonia High School and attended the University of Kansas, where he played football. In 1962, he graduated from Pittsburg State University, where he received his bachelors degree in education.
On Jan. ...
Harold Gene Lazzers 1943-2012
Harold Gene Lazzers, 69, rural Toronto, and a longtime resident of the Eureka area, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita. He was born Jan. 29, 1943 in Eureka, the son of Harold Eugene and Ruby Virginia Purkeypile Lazzers. Harold was a graduate of Eureka High School. He began his sales career at Miller Brothers, later, Burk-Paulsen Clothiers in Eureka and a Prudential Insurance sale...
Dale Ray States 1927-2012
Dale Ray States, 84, died June 1, 2012, with his family by his side in Chandler, Ariz.
States was born Dec., 22, 1927, in Buffalo, to John and Vada States. At an early age, Dale became fascinated with airplanes, earning his Student Pilot Permit on Feb. 1, 1947. After several years of providing flight instruction out of the Lawrence, Kan., airport, he was hired by Mid-Continent Airlines which operated out of Kansas City. In 1952, Mid-Continent...
Eugene Vincent Conklin, 1923-2012
Eugene Vincent Conklin, M.D. of Dubuque, Iowa died Tuesday, May 15 at Bethany Home.
Services were held at St Lukes Methodist Church Saturday, Dubuque, Iowa on May 19. The at Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2659 Kennedy Road, Dubuque, Iowa was in charge of arrangements.
Dr. Conklin was born Dec. 4, 1923 in Chanute, Kan., son of Marie (Sewell) and Eugene V. Conklin. He married Marilyn Steinert on Nov. 21...