Juanita Ortiz 1929 - 2010
Juanita Ortiz, 81, Humboldt, Kansas died Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at her residence in Humboldt after a short battle with cancer.¬†
Juanita was born in Chanute on May 16, 1929, the daughter of Juan Serrato and Brigida “Olivia” Serrato.
She was united in marriage to Vincent Ortiz on August 25, 1950 in Bentonville, Ark. He preceded her in death.
She was a housewife.
Juanita is survived by three sons, Randy Ortiz, Lawrence, Eddie Ortiz and wi...
Rosella M’Lee Hillbrant 1935-2010
Rosella M’Lee Hillbrant, 74, Iola, died Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at the Allen County Hospital.
Rosella was born Dec. 9, 1935, in Stark, the daughter of O.M. and Elma McCormick Dunham. She graduated from Grant High School in Stark in 1953. She then graduated from Neosho County Community College and Pittsburg State University with a degree in elementary education. She taught school in numerous communities over the years.
On Nov. 6, 1964, Rosel...
John Thomas Munro 1931-2010
John Thomas Munro, age 78, of Rolla, N.D. and Lake Upsilon, N.D. passed away on Monday, June 21, 2010 in his home at Lake Upsilon, N.D.
John Thomas Munro was born on June 29, 1931 in Bottineau, N.D. to Albert and Thelma (Johnson) Munro. Tom attended and graduated from Rolla High School and furthered his education at the University of Minnesota where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta. Tom enlisted in the United States Army in 1953, serving du...
Ella Jane Markham 1918 – 2010
Ella Jane Markham, 92, Chanute, died Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Ella was born on March 18, 1918 in rural Earlton, the daughter of Ted and Carrie Myrtle Bolin Billbe. She grew up on the family farm and attended Ward School.
She was united in marriage to Freddie Markham on Sept. 4, 1937. Together they moved to rural Chanute where she lived for more than 70 years until her death. He preced...
Edna Aretta Winder 1916 – 2010
Edna Aretta Winder, 94, died peacefully on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at the Chanute Healthcare Center.
Edna was born in rural Erie on Jan. 14, 1916, the daughter of Richard C. and Elsie Babcock Nelson.
She was united in marriage to Ray P. Winder on Nov. 11, 1930. He preceded her in death in 1976.
Edna loved to play golf, bowl and crochet. She was a lifetime member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary and the V.F.W...
Marilyn Lee Johnson 1931 – 2010
Marilyn Lee Johnson, 78, Chanute, died Monday, June 21, 2010 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Marilyn was born in rural Erie on Sept. 8, 1931, the daughter of James Oswald and Hazel Blanche Wilkins Barnhardt.
She was united in marriage to Kenneth Johnson on May 31, 1947 in Oswego. They later divorced.
She was a homemaker.
Marilyn is survived by two sons, Scott Johnson, Humboldt, and David Johnson and his wife, Judy, ...
George Earl Croan 1937-2010
George Earl Croan, 72, of Garnett, died Monday, June 21, 2010 at the Anderson County Long Term Care Facility, Garnett.
He was born on Dec. 25, 1937 in Centerville, the son of George Franklin and Mae Amanda Cass Croan. George graduated from the Kincaid High School and served in the United States Air Force before returning to the area.
George married Irene Lyons on Dec. 23, 1961 in Osawatomie.
His last employment was for Garnett Church Furnitur...
Clayton L. Wright 1956-2010
Clayton L. Wright, 54, Erie, died Sunday, June 20, 2010 at Labette Health, Parsons.
He was born May 11, 1956, at Palmer, Alaska, to Lynn and Doris Knoedler Wright. Clayton lived in Fairbanks, Alaska until 1963 when he moved to Erie. He graduated from Erie High School.
He was self employed at Wright Concrete and DJ Auto shop for many years in rural Erie. Presently he worked for Quest Cherokee Oil and Gas Company since 2005 as a mechanic.
Dr. Robert Lee Cavins Jr. 1945 – 2010
Dr. Robert Lee Cavins Jr., 64, Forsyth, Mo., died Monday June 21, 2010 at his home.
Robert was born in El Reno, Okla., on Sept. 1, 1945, the son of Robert Lee and Ellen Jeane Laughlin Cavins.
He received his Doctorate in Chiropractic in 1973 from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City.
He served his country in the United States Navy.
He opened the Cavins Chiropractic Clinic in Branson, Mo., where he practiced for 26 years before retiri...
Ada Irene Capps
Ada Irene Capps, 86, El Dorado Springs, Mo., formerly of Chanute, died Friday, June 18, 2010 at Cedar County Memorial Hospital, El Dorado Springs, Mo. Funeral will be today, June 22 at 2 p.m. at Sheldon Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs, with burial in the Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery, Collins, Mo. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 today.
Ronald M. Sallee 1938-2010
Ronald M. Sallee, 72, Erie, died Saturday, June 19, 2010 at Labette Health in Parsons.
He was born March 29, 1938 in Coffeyville, to Max and Augusta Ernie Sallee. In his early years he lived in Humboldt and Chanute. Since 2003 he had lived in Erie.
Throughout his adult life he worked as a truck driver and in the oil fields. He loved doing restoration work on old items and to attend auctions. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to fish and...
Forrest A. Steeves 1921-2010
Forrest A. Steeves, 88, Emporia, died at his home on Saturday, June 20.
He was born on June 23, 1921 in Thayer, the son of Harry P. Steeves and Eva M. Yockey Steeves. He married Mildred M. Zugmler on Jan. 21, 1942 in Fredonia. She suvives, of the home.
Also surviving are a son, Barry E. Steeves and wife, Rosemary, Northampton, Mass.; a daughter, Nancy S.. Fuqua and husband, Jerry, Topeka; a sister, Dorothy L. Clower, Winfield; grandchildren M...
Raymond George Pollman 1917-2010
Raymond George Pollman, 92, Humboldt, died Sunday, June 20, 2010, at Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute.
Raymond was born Dec. 13, 1917, in Butler County near Leon, the son of Charles and Susie Singleton Pollman. He grew up on a farm in Woodson County.
On Jan. 27, 1943, Raymond married Frances Marie Kinney at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Parsonage in Humboldt. They made their home in Humboldt where he worked as a heavy equipment operator for ...
Jane Ann Merritt 1932 – 2010
Jane Ann Merritt, 78, rural Thayer, died Friday, June 18, 2010 at the Galichia Heart Hospital in Wichita. For the last 15 years, with the help of a great many dedicated health care personnel, she had prevailed over numerous serious medical problems.
Jane was born in Topeka on June 15, 1932, the daughter of Charles and Cuba Jane Russum Wells. She grew up in Tennessee and graduated from the University of Tennessee where she was a member of Pi B...
Together with their parents, Hannah Haze Beckman and Benjamin Kenneth Wimsett announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Hannah, the daughter of Cleve Beckman and Carlene Spillman, both of Mound City, is a 2010 graduate of Fort Scott Community College with a degree in nursing. Ben, son of Walter Wimsett and Rhonda Kane of Erie is a 2007 graduate of the Electrical Power Technology Program with a degree in applied sciences from Pratt C...
Terry and Vickie Secrest, Neodesha, announce the engagement of their daughter Ashley Secrest, Chanute, to Nick Robinson of Chanute. He is the son of Marguerite Robertson, Chanute.
Secrest is the granddaughter of Glenn and Maxine Jones and the late Mary Anderes and Red Secrest, Neodesha. Robinson is the grandson of Don and Doris Robertson, Chanute, and Leona and Tim Costin, Altoona.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Neodesha High School an...
Eddie Mae Russaw 1926-2010
Eddie Mae Russaw, 83, Chanute, died Saturday, June 12, 2010 at Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute.
She was born Nov. 22, 1926 in Winona Miss., the daughter of Joe and Lillie Belle Bush.
Eddie Mae was united in marriage to the Rev. F.C. Russaw on May 26, 1971.
She was a pastor’s wife and worked for Area Agency on Aging.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one brother.
She will lie in state at Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chap...
Gloria Sue Adkins
Gloria Sue Adkins, 66, retired from Reality Executives, died Tuesday, June 15, 2010.
She was born in Chanute and a former resident.
Gloria enjoyed traveling, spending time with her grandkids and playing bridge. She was a member of Harvest Community Church.
Survivors are a son, Kevin, Mayfield; a daughter, Heather Devereaux and husband, David, Wichita; her mother, Florine Cleaver; a brother Robert Byers and wife, Linda, Wichita; sister Peggy V...
Neama Marie Douglas 1917-2010
Neama Marie Douglas, 93, Iola, died Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at Allen County Hospital.
She was born on June 2, 1917 in rural Neodesha, the daughter of George and Nellie Johnson Ball.
She graduated from Neodesha High School in 1934.
Neama was united in marriage to Charles Douglas on Sept. 2, 1934.
She was a pastor’s wife.
She is survived by two sons, Stephen and Stanley Douglas, both of Iola; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She i...
Cora May Umbarger 1920-2010
Cora May Umbarger, 90, Chanute died Saturday, June 12, 2010 at Chanute Health Care Center.
Cora May was born in St. Paul on Feb. 7, 1920, the daughter of Silas Elmer and Cora May Thompson Newland.
She graduated from St. Paul High School in 1938.
She was a homemaker. Cora May was united in marriage to Myrle Umbarger in Chanute on Nov. 2, 1958. He preceded her in death in 1987.
She was a member of the Christian Church and enjoyed church acti...