Ralph Eugene Rayborn 1934-2012
Ralph Eugene Rayborn, 77, Tonganoxie, formerly of Chanute, died Sunday, February 12, 2012 at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center.
Ralph was born on Sept. 15, 1934 in Miller, Mo., the son of Orville Hanson and Minnie Dell Williams Rayborn. He graduated from Chanute High School and attended Chanute Junior College.
He served his country in the United States Army from 1957 to 1960.
Ralph was united in marriage to Colene VanWinkle Davidson on July 14, ...
Betty M. Wilkening 1928-2012
Betty M. Wilkening, 83, homemaker, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2012.
Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in Mulvane Cemetery, Mulvane. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Opal Keller and Peggy Kessler; brothers, Fay and Jerry Dickinson.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth, of the home; daughter, Shirley Downer and husband, John, Douglass; son, Steven Wilkening and wife, Janet, Yukon, Okla.; brother, Clarence Dicki...
William Clifford Cole 1918-2012
William “Bill” Cole, 93, Chanute, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 at Chanute Healthcare.
William was born in Chanute on July 2, 1918, the son of Willie and Odessa Moore Cole. He graduated from Chanute High School in 1936 and from Cooks and Bakers School in 1940. In 1941 he joined the United States Army and served in New Guinea and the Philippines.
On Feb. 8, 1947 he married Leveda Carbin in Erie. She preceded him in death on Feb. 2, 1989.
Caroline Josephine Burke 1935-2012
Caroline Burke, 76, Chanute, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 at Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita.
Caroline was born in Morrison, Okla., on Nov. 17, 1935, the daughter of Benjamen and Susie Haak Kriegh Kustanborter. She graduated from Erie High School in 1953 and Kansas State University in 1955. She received a Master’s degree in Business from Pittsburg State University. She owned Looking Good, Inc. in Chanute and was a homemaker.
Caroline is surv...
Doris K. Johnson 1926-2012
Doris K. Johnson, 85, Humboldt, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at Moran Manor, Moran.
Doris was born in Coffeyville, the daughter of Colonel and Miriam Gabel Kindrick.
She was united in marriage with Fred Carlton Johnson on Dec. 21, 1947 in Coffeyville. He preceded her in death in July, 2001.
Doris attended Coffeyville public schools and Pittsburg State University, earning a degree in education.
Doris served the commun...
James L. Kinne 1939-2012
James L. Kinne, 72, Erie, died Tuesday, Feb, 7, 2012 at Labette Health in Parsons. He had been in failing health the past year.
He was born April 13, 1939, on a farm near Erie, to Orton Albert Jr., and Gladys Moses Kinne. He graduated from Erie High School in 1957 and from Parsons Junior College in 1959. In 1963 he graduated from what is now Pittsburg State University and then attended Officer’s Training School from February through April of ...
Linda Sue Carter 1952-2012
Linda Sue Carter, 60, Chanute, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Linda was born in Chanute on Jan. 26, 1952, the daughter of Jim and Martha “Ann” VanVickle Carter. She graduated from Chanute High School in 1970.
Linda was a purchasing manager for Nu Wa in Chanute for 25 plus years.
She enjoyed working in the yard and spending time with her nieces and nephews, who she considered as her own children. She was also a...
Rowana Jean “Sally” Brooks 1933-2012
Rowana Jean “Sally” Brooks, 78, Chanute, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 at the Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute.
Rowana was born Dec. 23, 1933 in Chanute, the daughter of Vaughn and Irene Bossell Brooks. She graduated from Chanute High School in 1951.
Rowana enjoyed reading and crochet.
Rowana is survived by her daughter, Corey Brooks, Chanute; a son, Clayton Brooks and his wife, Mary Lou, Olathe; four grandchildren; two great-grandchil...
Clarence ‘Butch’ Amos 1920-2012
Clarence Albert “Butch” Amos, 91, a resident of Fort Worth, Texas, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 in Fort Worth. Clarence was born May 4, 1920 in Fredonia, the son of John Albert and Alice Logan Penn Amos. He was a 1939 graduate of Fredonia High School. Butch was a retired U.S. Air Force major, serving for 23 years. He was the most senior ordained Catholic Deacon of the Fort Worth Catholic Diocese.
On Nov. 17, 1941 in Fredonia, Clarence was u...
Verl Diskin 1946-2012
Verl A. Diskin, 65, rural Walnut, died Thursday, Jan, 26, 2012, in the emergency room at Girard Medical Center. He had been in his usual health and death was not expected.
He was born July 17, 1946 at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott to Patrick Diskin, Jr. and Vera B. Volmer Diskin. He grew up in rural St. Paul, graduating from St. Paul High School in 1964. Following his high school graduation he moved to Kansas City, where he worked for Hallmark...
Brent Matthew Jackson 1982-2012
Brent Matthew Jackson, 29, rural Elsmore, Kansas, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012.
Brent was born May 17, 1982, at Lawrence, the son of Brian Conrad and Janet Marie Houk Jackson.
He began elementary school in North Manchester, Ind., before the family returned to the farm south of Elsmore.
He graduated from Marmaton Valley High School in 2000.
He attended Allen County Community College and transferred to Pittsburg State where he studied graph...
Kenneth Edwin Powers 1950-2012
Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 27, 1 p.m. at the Paintsville First Church of God, Paintsville, Ky., for Kenneth Edwin Powers, 61, East Point, who died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 at his residence.
Powers was born Sept. 7, 1950 in Thayer, son of the late Rabern and Marie Fern Umbarger Powers. He was a federal reclamation inspector.
Surviving are his wife, Mistcha “Misty” Wells Powers, East Point; one daughter, Misty Green and husband, C...
William P. ‘Bill’ Hutchison 1952-2012
William P. “Bill” Hutchison, 59, Arkansas City, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at the South Central Kansas Medical Center in Arkansas City. Funeral services have been scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27 at the Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home. Cremation will follow. Friends may greet the family 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Bill was born March 23, 1952, to Frank W. And Carol L. Campbell Hutchison in Bartlesville, Okla. Bill graduated from...
Virgil LeRoy “Bud” Shaw 1932-2012
Virgil LeRoy “Bud” Shaw, 79, Erie, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012 at the Prairie Mission Retirement Village at St. Paul.
Bud was born on Feb. 16, 1932 the son of Marie and James Simonson and Mildred and Virgil A. Shaw.
On Feb. 21, 1953, he married his Erie High School sweetheart, Norma Jean Brasier. After high school he spent four years in the U.S. Army Airborne and the next 20 years as vice-president of a retail store, David’s in Wichita. Follo...
Mary Jo Robison 1926-2012
Mary Jo Robison, 85, Brandon, Miss., formerly of Parsons, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Miss.
She was born April 26, 1926, in South Mound, to Omer and Olive Pontious Johnston. As a young girl, she grew up in the South Mound area and was a graduate of St. Paul High School. For a time, she worked at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant in Parsons.
On April 10, 1947, she married Vester “Vic” Robison in Arkansas ...
Josephine Flores Jimenez 1920-2012
Josephine Flores Jimenez, 91, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 at the Heritage Villa Nursing Home in Bartlesville, Okla.
Josephine was born on March 16, 1920 in Fort Worth, Texas, the daughter of Socorro and Andrea Vidal Flores. The family lived a short time in Kansas City, before settling in Humboldt.
She was united in marriage to Cruz Jimenez in Civil Court on Oct. 9, 1943, and on Oct. 20, 1943, they remarried at St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Patrick Dean Jordan 1959-2012
Patrick Dean Jordan, 52, LaCygne, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 at Olathe Medical Center. He was born March 17, 1959 in Topeka, the son of Louis Glenn and Ella Louise Jordan.
On Aug-ust 5, 1988, he married Paula Folden. They were divorced in 2006.
Survivors include two children, Joshua Jordan, Osawatomie, and Rebekah Shafer, Parker; a grandson; five brothers, Jeff Jordan, Kansas City, Mo., Randy Jordan, Osawatomie, Mike Jordan, Chanute, Galen ...
Donna Faye Hole 1911-2012
Donna Faye Hole, 100, Chanute, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at Chanute Health Care Center.
Donna was born May 8, 1911 in Hiwasse, Ark., the daughter of William and Lucille Spiva.
She was united in marriage to John G. Hole in 1937 in Chanute.
Donna loved her family, and dedicated her life as a homemaker to their comfort.
Donna is survived by a son, Johnny Lee Hole, Chanute; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-gra...
Mary Bake 1916-2012
Mary Bake, 95, Humboldt, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute.
Mary was born May 27, 1916, at rural Yates Center, the youngest of 11 children born to Isaac and Nettie Matilda Chapman Terrell. She grew up on the family farm north of Yates Center and attended Yates Center schools.
On August 18, 1949, Mary married Estle Miller Bake at the Burt community north of Yates Center. They moved to Humboldt in 1955. S...
William Eugene Gahagan 1929-2012
William Eugene Gahagan, 82, lifetime farmer of rural Walnut, entered eternal rest on January 21, 2012. He had been in failing health.
Known to his family and friends as “Bill,” he was born Feb. 20, 1929 to Edmund Eugene and Mary Felicy Jacquinot Gahagan on the family farm in Walnut, Kansas. He farmed there until he retired to live in town. He attended Raymond School and Mound Valley until the 7th grade, at which time he began farming the fami...