Warren Hampton Fitch
Warren Hampton Fitch, 89, Chanute, died Friday, June 3, 2011 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday June 7 at the First United Methodist Church in Chanute.
The family will receive friends on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel.
Memorials in his name may be made to the United Methodist Church in Chanute and may be left with the funeral home.
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Virtha Lois Gilmore Moon-Padgett 1919-2311
Virtha Lois Gilmore Moon-Padgett, 91, Coffeyville, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.
She was born Dec. 17, 1919 in Chanute, to John and Virtha Scantlin Gilmore. She grew up in the Chanute area, attending Neosho County Little Friend School and graduated from Chanute High School.
She joined the Navy WAVES.
She married Earnest L. Moon on Feb. 9, 1947 in Urbana. He preceded her in death in October 1966. She later...
Sen. Roberts pays visit to Ash Grove
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter Senator Pat Roberts. R-Kan., visited the Ash Grove cement plant in Chanute Thursday morning in order to see the grounds and field questions from the employees. “I appreciate what you all do, working hard to give us a product that is absolutely valuable to our infrastructure and progress of this country. Thank you for the work you do,” Sen. Roberts said. He toured the ground and briefly talked about the nati...
Summer, Tropical Sno popular mix
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter Every summer, Tropical Sno opens its booth in the Chanute Square off of Santa Fe. And every summer, new flavor creations, bizarre colors and names, and the summer weather has people flocking to the location for their favorite sno cone treat. For the past four years, Tropical Sno has been owned by Chris and Tara Bilby. The Bilbys run the business, hiring around two to three employees and working behind the ...
Thayer Amateur Hour kicks off Saturday
THAYER — The Thayer Amateur Hour will be starting its 76th year on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the park, West on Neosho. The event will continue each Saturday until Labor Day. On Saturday free hot dogs and drinks will be provided by the Thayer Booster Club and the First State Bank of Thayer. When the amateur hour was first started, the younger kids who sang were given a free ice cream cone at the drug store. The tradition has been brought back w...
Couple still digging out of Joplin’s rubble
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter The deadly EF 5 tornado that hit Joplin on May 22 came only one week after Frank and Bernita Schul moved there from Chanute. Frank, 72, and Bernita, 68, dug their way out of their new home that night, and managed to make it to safety with only minor scratches and bruises. But the Schuls lost everything. “The sirens went off once and then they shut down,” said Frank. “They went off again, and I told my wife ...
Johnny E. Leroy, Jr. 1933-2011
Johnny E. Leroy, Jr., 77, Chanute, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at his residence in Chanute.
Johnny was born in Chanute on Sept. 19, 1933, the son of Johnny and Pearl Morehead Leroy. He graduated from Chanute High School. He was married to Ruth Ross of Iola for many years. They later divorced.
He was a great athlete growing up and played many sports including baseball, football, basketball, and boxing. He had his pilots license and loved to fly,...
Quenton’s fundraiser nets $1,500 plus
The fundraiser for Joplin’s tornado victims instigated by six-year-old Quenton Deaver of Chanute totaled $1,500 in cash along with other purchased goods and donated items. Once Joplin put a halt to accepting clothing, Quenton’s mother, Kristina Deaver, and volunteers rounded up the piles of clothes and organized a clothing sale at Central Park Pavilion Thursday and Friday. With the help of donations from Chanute residents, Deaver reported sh...
Beatrice “Bea” Elizabeth Hottenstein 1925-2011
Beatrice Hottenstein, 85, Humboldt, died Saturday, May 28, 2011 at Chanute Healthcare in Chanute.
Bea was born at Ft. Madison, Iowa on June 21, 1925, the daughter of Ross and Catherine Temborius Saddler. She graduated from St. Joseph Catholic School in Ft. Madison, Iowa in 1943.
She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Humboldt.
Bea is su...
Historical Society executive director offers explanation of Certified Local Government
Tribune staff In a correspondence with City Commissioner Martha McCoy, Executive Director for the Kansas State Historical Society Jennie Chinn recently attempted to clear up some of the concerns that residents and commissioners alike have voiced in regard to creating a Certified Local Government with the intention to eventually outline a historic district downtown. Much of the concern stems from the creation of a 500 foot environs zone when ...
USDA Rural Development to recognize Diebolt
LaHARPE — USDA Rural Development State Director Patty Clark will recognize key partners that promote the Agency’s housing programs, including Diebolt Lumber & Supply, LaHarpe, at 4:30 p.m. today. National Homeownership Month highlights USDA Rural Development’s success in providing homeownership opportunities to rural Americans. National Homeownership Month is observed each June to raise awareness about the vital role homeownership plays in...
Shyrell Lee (Cranor) Smith 1943-2011
Shyrell Lee (Cranor) Smith, 68, Pittsburg, went home to be with the Lord suddenly Sunday, May 22, 2011 as she was traveling to work as a registered nurse (RN) at Freeman East, Joplin, Mo. Shyrell’s death, due to injuries sustained in the Joplin tornado, is a tragic loss for all family, friends, and associates who were touched by her. Shyrell lived in Pittsburg, Kansas for the past 13 years. Prior she resided in Altoona, Fredonia, and Coffeyvi...
Anthony Charles “Charlie” Thompson 1923-2011
Anthony Charles “Charlie” Thompson, 87, Chanute, died Sunday, May 29, 2011 at the Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute. Charlie was born Nov. 1, 1923 in Moran, the son of Anthony Wayne and Jessie Rose Thompson. He graduated from Kincaid High School in 1941.
He was united in marriage to Elsie Mae Fraser on Nov. 9, 1987. She survives, of the home. Charlie was an electrical worker for the City of Iola until his retirement.
Along with his wife, ...
Ethel Lucille Tredway 1919-2011
Ethel Lucille Tredway, 91, Chanute, died Monday, May 30, 2011 at her residence.
Ethel was born at Walnut on Oct. 23, 1919, the daughter of Noble B. and Viola M. Critcher Puckett. She graduated from Walnut High School in 1937. She married Verle A. Tredway in Parsons on April 16, 1940. He preceded her in death on April 3, 1982.
Ethel enjoyed braiding rugs and making costumes for her grandchildren. She also loved spending time with her family, e...
Richard “Richy” Allen Barriger, Jr. 1973-2011
Richy Barriger, 38, Hays, died Friday, May 27, 2011 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Richy was born at Rawlins, Wyo., on Feb. 21, 1973, the son of Richard Allen Barriger, Sr., and Kathy Hecht Graves.
He loved spending time with his children and family. He also loved fishing, listening to music, hunting and the outdoors.
Richy is survived by two sons, Christian Barriger, Holcomb, and Shawn Barriger, Tacoma, Wash.; four daughters, Nichelle...
Janice K. McCoy 1941-2011
Janice K. McCoy, 70, life-long Erie resident, died Monday May 30, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute after battling cancer since 2009.
She was born Feb. 11, 1941 at Erie, a daughter of Silas and Fleeta Hickman McCrary. She lived her life in the house she was born and raised in. She worked cleaning houses and businesses around Erie.
In May 1962 she and Ward L. McCoy were united in marriage at Miami, Okla. They la...
Judith Lea Hedden 1938-2011
Judith Lea Hedden, 72, Chanute, died Saturday, May 28, 2011 at her residence.
Judith was born at San Pedro, Calif., on Sept. 28, 1938, the daughter of Byron Adams and Lola Moritzky.
Judith is survived by one daughter, Erin Muninger; and one granddaughter, Kelly Hedden, Rogers, Ark. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Cremation has taken place.
A family memorial service will be held Saturday, June 4.
Memorials in her name may be made to ...
Neva Leah Stout 1936-2011
Neva Leah Stout, 75, Wichita, died Saturday, May 28, 2011.
Born and raised in Humboldt, she is survived by husband, Charles “Chick” Stout; daughters, Lana Symonds, Wichita, and Lori A. Baumhover, Joplin, Mo.; brothers Floyd Crawford, Wichita, and Joe Crawford, Reno, Nev.; and four grandchildren.
Funeral is 3 p.m. today, June 1. Memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Koman Foundation.
Condolences may be offered at www.resth...
Chanute native dots film,
television screen as extra
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter Former Chanute resident Aimee Kennedy has worked on several feature films and television shows, brushing shoulders with some big names. She may not have starring roles in the films and on TV, but she is having a lot of fun being “part of the scenery,” as she described it, being an extra. She has been a part of Stranger Than Fiction, The Break Up, Resurrection Mary (an indie film), Fred Claus, Flags of Our F...
Neosho moves toward reopening vacated road
ERIE — Neosho County commissioners took a step toward reopening a vacated road at the request of several landowners. During the commission’s April 22 meeting, Chris N. Schwartz, Petrie Schwartz, Christian Schwartz, Jacob Schwartz, Samuel Schwartz, Chris J.R. Schwartz and Kyle Heater of Frontier Farm Credit requested that the county reopen 10th Road west of Irving toward Harper. The commission told the Schwartzes that when the road was vacated...