Vinetta L. Chickadonz 1919-2009
Vinetta L. Chickadonz, 89, lifelong Parsons area resident, died Saturday, January 3, 2009, at Labette Health in Parsons.
She was born Aug. 24, 1919, in Parsons to Ralph and Reba Russell Brown. She graduated from Galesburg High School in 1937 and from Parsons Junior College in 1939.
On Feb. 1, 1941, she married Charles Leo Chickadonz at Erie. He died on April 29, 1982.
For 12 years she worked as a church secretary and also was secretary to the...
Andrew Clayton Reed Jr. 1939-2009
Andrew Clayton Reed Jr., 69, Thayer, died Thursday, January 1, 2009, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
He was born March 3, 1939, in Chanute to Andrew and Vada Rufe Reed. He graduated from Winfield High School.
He married Estella L. Tubbs on Feb. 28, 1962, in Earlton. She survives.
He served in the U.S. Army from December 1961 until December 1963.
He was employed as an oilfield inspector for the Kansas Corporation Commission for 27 ...
25 years ago (1984) A long stretch of zero-or-below temperatures has left many local residents with frozen water pipes. One local plumber said the situation is the worst he’s seen in 20 years in the business. 50 years ago (1950) The new Fairfield consolidated school was formed from students of the former Harmony, Cremona, Leanna and Union school districts, and is not part of the Chanute school system. The school’s new building was put up ...
Merle L. Grady 1939-2009
Merle L. Grady, 69, Chanute, died Thursday, January 1, 2009, at St. Francis Harry Hines Hospice, Wichita.
She was born Aug. 30, 1939, in Erie to Lawrence and Ellen Robinson Showalter. She grew up and attended schools in Erie.
She married John Grady on Jan. 1, 1956, in Erie. He survives.
She was employed as an electronics assembler, retiring from Everbrite Electronics in July 2004.
She was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary, a member ...
Engagement — Wheeler/Claibourn
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Wheeler, Thayer, announce the engagement of their daughter, Haley Jo Wheeler, to Nathan Claibourn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leland Anderson and Mr. and Mrs. Danny Claibourn, both of Neodesha. Wheeler is a 2007 graduate of Neodesha High School and is majoring in business education at Emporia State University. Claibourn is 2005 graduate of Neodesha High School and is employed at Cobalt Boats in Neodesha. A June wedding is plan...
25 years ago (1984) Grocery stores advertising in today’s Tribune include Disney’s, 1116 N. Santa Fe; Rooster’s, Main and Plummer; and Town and Country, 511 W. Main. 50 years ago (1959) Students are attending classes today for the first time in the new Fairfield school east of Chanute. The district has four rooms, housing 99 students from all eight grades, and taught by four teachers. 75 years ago (1934) Harvey Wood has opened a grocer...
Mary Louise Lindquist 1920-2008
Mary Louise Lindquist, 88, a longtime resident of Altoona, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008 at Golden Keys Nursing Home in Neodesha. She was born July 22, 1920, in Omaha, Neb., the daughter of Ralph A. and Cornelia Lena Pond Dudley. Mary was a 1942 graduate of Altoona High School. She was a homemaker and mother of two daughters.
In 1960, she married Arvid E. Lindquist. He preceded her in death April 26, 1983.
Graveside services will be held at...
Vera E. Montgomery 1917-2008
Vera E. Montgomery, 91, Humboldt, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at the Allen County Hospital in Iola.
Vera was born March 1, 1917, at Oak Valley, to John Riley and Hazel May Wilson Beck. She grew up in the Chanute and Erie areas.
On Feb. 10, 1938, Vera married Lee H. Montgomery at Chanute. They made their home at Chanute before moving to Erie. Lee served as sheriff of Neosho County for a number of years and Vera assisted in the management ...
Chinese dairies to compensate sickened babies
BEIJING (AP) — The companies whose tainted milk products sickened nearly 300,000 children and were blamed in the deaths of six will likely pay 1.1 billion yuan ($160 million) in compensation to victims’ families, a state-run newspaper said Tuesday. Details of the compensation plan came shortly after trials began for 15 people on charges related to the production and sale of melamine, an industrial chemical added to milk to falsely boost pro...
25 years ago (1983) A feature in the Tribune shows Fred Holmes of Thayer and his vast collection of Kansas University and Jayhawk memorabilia. 50 years ago (1958) Mr. and Mrs. Arch Somers, 421 S. Kansas, were honored recently on their 50h wedding anniversary with an open house attended by 225 guests. 75 years ago (1933) WAHINGTON – More than 60 businesses and industries across the nation have been cited for violations of the National R...
KC plans to restore riverfront
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — City and federal officials are restoring a section of the south bank of the Missouri River to how it would have appeared to early settlers. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is overseeing the $1.2 million project, which will remove concrete and other debris from a 5 1/2-acre site and create a wetland with native trees and grasses. An existing system of riverside walkways and bike paths will also be extended through t...
Public meetings sets for FSA Farm Bill programs ERIE Donna Sifers, county executive director of the Neosho County Farm Service Agency, has announced an opportunity for local farmers and ranchers to learn more about new programs in the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Farm Bill). The Farm Bill contains new legislation for commodity, livestock, price support, conservation, and disaster programs. In addition, there are new el...
Phyllis Ann Lawrence 1937-2008
Phyllis Ann Lawrence, 71, Burlington, died Sunday, December 28, 2008, at her home.
She was born March 26, 1937, southwest of Burlington to Wayne M. and Ruth G. Underwood Douglass. She graduated from Burlington High School in 1956.
She married William Robert “Bob” Lawrence on Feb. 26, 1956, in Burlington. He survives.
She retired as office manager from Chanute-based Home Savings and Loan in Burlington.
She was a member of United Methodist Chur...
Bertha A. Wilmot 1915 – 2008
Graveside services for Bertha A. Wilmot, who died Friday, Dec. 5, 2008, will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 2, 2009 at the Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials in her name may be made to Southern Care Hospice of Pittsburg and may be left with the funeral home. Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Charles Lee Matile 1931-2008
Charles Lee Matile, 77, Yates Center, died Saturday, December 27, 2008, at his home after a long battle with cancer.
He was born March 5, 1931, in Eureka to Roscoe and Viola Bohard Matile.
He served in the U.S. Army from January 1952 to December 1953 after serving in Korea.
He married Rita Ann King on June 8, 1954, in Bentonville, Ark. She died on Oct. 31, 1984. He married Marcia Simmons in Yates Center on May 14, 1985. She survives.
25 years ago (1983) Two new businesses are going in downtown. Ronnie and Pat Burns have opened Ronnie’s Shoe Repair at 326 W. Main, and Curtis Weiland is opening the M.S.C. computer store at 116 E. Main. 50 years ago (1958) Eli Wiss celebrated his 96th birthday with a family Christmas dinner at Bryant’s Rest Home, where Wiss now resides. He said he spent all his working life as an employee of the Missouri Pacific railroad. 75 years ag...
Darrell Lee Comstock 1967 - 2008
Darrell Lee Comstock, 41, rural Fall River, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008 at his mother’s home in Fall River.
He was born Oct. 3, 1967 in Mena, Ark., the son of Danny Lee and Karen Jackson Comstock. He was a graduate of Christian Challenge High School in Wichita. He was a machinist at Aerospace Manufacturing, Fredonia, the last three years.
On July 17, 1987 in Wichita, he married Cheri J. McGregor. She survives, of the home.
He was a member of ...
Ernest A. Criswell 1917 – 2008
Ernest Allen Criswell, 91, Topeka, formerly of Humboldt, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008 at the Aldersgate Village in Topeka.
Ernest was born in Hutchinson, on March 10, 1917, the son of James and Dora Graybill Criswell.
He was united in marriage to Thelma Irene Keyser on March 19, 1938. She preceded him in death on Sept. 29, 2007.
He was a boiler tender for Monarch Cement Company in Humboldt.
Ernest is survived by a daughter, Dora Anne Quathame...
Sharon Kay Welch 1956 – 2008
Sharon Kay Welch, 52, Chanute, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2008 at the Chanute Healthcare Center.
Sharon was born on August 14, 1956 in Independence, the daughter of Charles Norman Harvey and Hazel Mildred LaFaunce Harvey. She attended school at the Tri-Valley Special Education Center in Chanute.
Cremation has taken place.
Sharon is survived by her mother, Hazel Harvey, Chanute; a daughter, Samantha Oyler, Green Bay, Wis.; and two sisters, Carol S...
25 years ago (1983) Rock musician Lance Powell is to give a live performance this weekend at Gator’s club, south of Chanute on highway 169. 50 years ago (1958) A Tribune story and photos shows Mrs. Sam Casey, R. 1. The woman has a house furnished entirely with antiques, including a melodeon more than 100 years old. 75 years ago (1933) For sale – Two good milk cows, $40 each; also 17 thrifty shoats, $100. 100 years ago (1908) H.P. Far...