Linda L. Marrs Richards 1963-2009
Linda Louise Marrs Richards, 46, Chanute, died Tuesday, October 27, 2009, at Chanute Health Care Center.
She was born Aug. 22, 1963, in Neodesha to James and Mary Alice Roles Marrs. She attended schools in Neodesha and Chanute.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her father and stepmother, James and Delee Marrs, Neodesha; a daughter, Amber Marrs, Chanute; a son, Adam Marrs, Chanute; three grandchildren, McKenzey and Keegan Steeves, both of...
Josephine E. Eskridge
Josephine E. Eskridge, 89, Wichita, formerly of Chanute and Humboldt, died Wednesday, October 28, 2009, at Prairie Homestead Assisted Living Center in Wichita.
A Memorial Celebration of her life will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Zion Lutheran Church in Chanute under the direction of Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel.
A full obituary will follow when provided by the family.
Linda Richards, 46, Chanute, died Tuesday, October 27, 2009, at Chanute Health Care Center.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. Thursday at Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel.
A full obituary will follow when provided by the family.
William E. ‘Bill’ Giefer 1931-2009
William E. “Bill” Giefer, 78, Erie, died Sunday, October 25, 2009, at the Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
He was born Jan. 18, 1931, at South Mound to Frederich “Fritz” and Corrine Johnson Giefer. He grew up on the family farm near South Mound and attended country schools and Parsons High School.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1956, during the Korean War. He loved to fix tires, dance, tell jokes, do woodworking, bowl,...
Dorothy Mae Nelson 1928-2009
Dorothy Mae Nelson, 81, Chanute, died Friday, October 23, 2009, at Chanute Health Care Center.
She was born May 6, 1928, in Thayer to Arthur and Agnes Ryberg Nelson. She attended schools in Thayer and Chanute, graduating from Chanute High School in 1946.
She worked as a florist for Hans’ Flowers for 50 years.
Survivors include her siblings, A. Eloise Miller, Bainbridge Island, Wash., Massilon E. Nelson, Wichita, JoAnne Ashburn, Chanute, and...
Bobbie Ray ‘Bob’ Morris 1942-2009
Bobbie Ray “Bob” Morris, Sr., 67, Iola, died Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at the Allen County Hospital in Iola.
Bob was born Jan. 11, 1942, at Buffalo, the son of Kenneth Allen and Onetta Marie Audiss Morris. He grew up in Iola and served in the United States Army in Korea.
On Aug. 1, 1962, he married Carolyn L. Cramer at LaHarpe.
He was a truck driver having run flatbed, tanker, grain and box trucking. He drove for RVB Trucking in Iola before he r...
Robert Ray Bockover 1934-2009
Robert Ray Bockover 75, Chanute, died Tuesday, October 13, 2009, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
He was born Aug. 8, 1934, in Vilas to Warren and Virgie Cloud Bockover.
He married Deloris Seller on Jan. 27, 1955. She survives.
He was self-employed, owning Bock’s Bait and Tackle.
Other survivors include three children and their spouses, Jimmy and Vicki Bockover and Michael and Verna Bockover, all of Chanute, and Vicki and David ...
Burt A. Green 1939-2009
Burt A. Green, 70, Ottawa, died Tuesday, October 13, 2009, at Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa.
He was born Jan. 5, 1939, in Wichita to Verdine Bordman “V.B.” and Bernice Alois Huggins Green.
He lived in Wichita for most of his childhood and also lived in Cherryvale, California, Illinois, Wichita and Chanute before moving to Ottawa in 1994.
He was owner and operator of B & G Tree Service in Ottawa from 1972 to 1976. He also worked as a sma...
Robert Eugene ‘Bob’ Sproul 1932-2009
Robert Eugene “Bob” Sproul, 77, formerly of Gas, died Friday, October 9, 2009, at his home in Englewood, Colo.
He was born Sept. 27, 1932, in Iola to Thomas and Helen Sproul, Gas. He grew up in Gas and attended school in Gas and Iola.
He married Josephine Muecke, Chanute, in May 1951. They celebrated their 58th anniversary this year. She survives.
He worked as a diesel mechanic, was a member of the Masons, the Consistory and a 32nd¬∞ Mason in...
Robert Eugene ‘Bob’ Sproul
Robert Eugene “Bob” Sproul, 77, died Friday, October 9, 2009, at his home in Englewood, Colo.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Chanute.
Visitation will be 9 a.m. Friday at Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel, Chanute.
Buford Dale Winters DVM 1918-2009
Buford Dale Winters, 91, Nowata, Okla., died Sunday, October 11, 2009, at his home surrounded by his family after being ill for quite some time.
He was born Aug. 15, 1918, in Blaine, Colo., to Harley Earl and Ina Pearl Winters.
He graduated from high school in Oswego, attended two years at Parsons Junior College and was a member and player of the undefeated Championship Basketball team.
He graduated from Kansas State University Veterinary Co...
Florence M. Carlson, 84, Chanute, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009 at the Heritage Healthcare Center in Chanute.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Friends Home Lutheran Church in Savonburg. Burial will follow in Elsmore Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel in Chanute.
A full obituary will follow in Friday’s edition.
Junior Horine, 85, died Sunday, October 4, 2009.
He worked for Western Petro Chemical in Chanute for 38 years, and at the City of Chanute for 10 years. He resided with his son and family in Wichita since 2003.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Jennifer Horine, Wichita; two daughters and a son-in-law, Barbara and Larry Steeves, McLouth, and Linda Alexander, Port Charlotte, Fla.; five grandchildren, Angie Wilkerson, Jennifer...
Beverly Ard 1926-2009
Beverley Ard, 83, Elsmore, dued Monday, Oct. 5, 2009 at her home.
Beverley was born Jan. 16, 1926 at Savonburg, the daughter of Wendell Harold Theodore and Lenore Collins Johnson. She attended country schools near Savonburg and Elsmore before graduating from the Elsmore high School in 1943. On June 6, 1943 she was united in marriage to Mervin Ard at Iola. This union was blessed with seven children. The family has lived on their farm near Els...
Dorothy Breiner Ozbun
Dorothy Breiner Ozbun, 85, Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Chanute, died Friday, October 2, 2009, at home.
She attended Pittsburg State College, graduating in 1945. She was a lifelong teacher, spending her last 20 years teaching math in the Park Hill School District.
Survivors include her husband, Paul Davis Ozbun; and three daughters, Paula Rowe, Cathy Fletcher, and Janice Lloyd.
A memorial service will be 11:30 a.m. today at Mt. Moriah Terrac...
Glenn I. ‘Bud’ Womeldorff 1919-2009
Glenn I. “Bud” Womeldorff, 90, rural St. Paul, died Sunday, October 4, 2009, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village at St. Paul.
He was born Feb. 11, 1919, on “The Big Island” near St. Paul to James and Minnie Sprenger Womeldorff.
He married Anne E. Stewart on Sept. 16, 1945. She preceded him in death on July 12, 2003.
He graduated from The Island School and St. Paul High School in 1937. He was a farmer-stockman for more than 40 years on The ...
Kay Frances Beech 1937-2009
Kay Frances Beech, 72, Chanute, died Friday, October 2, 2009, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
She was born Aug. 14, 1937, in Rural Erie to William K. and Nadine Yockey Whitworth. She graduated from Chanute High School in 1955.
She married Max L. Beech on Aug. 20, 1955, in Chanute. They just celebrated 54 years together.
She worked as a secretary/receptionist for Chanute Fertilizer and GEO Churchill.
She enjoyed spending time with ...
Ida Mae Ball 1918-2009
Ida Mae Ball, 90, Chanute, died Sunday, October 4, 2009, at Heritage Health Care Center.
She was born Nov. 30, 1918, in Chanute to Loran Abram and Julia Schommer Ball. She attended Chanute Schools. She lived in Chanute until age 17 when she moved to California. She moved to Florida in 1990 and returned to Chanute in 1994.
She worked as a housekeeper.
She is survived by a sister, Margaret Huffman, Bradenton, Fla.
She was preceded in death by a...
Gary J. Bevins
Gary J. Bevins, age 62 of Joplin Missouri, passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2009, at Freeman West Hospital. Diagnosed with colon cancer in February 2002, he courageously pursued research and treatment, adding more years to his life than his original prognosis.
Gary was raised in Parsons, graduating from high school in 1964. He then attended Wichita State University on a football scholarship before serving in the U.S. Air Force during the ...
Bonnie L. Marmann Moffatt Marley 1925-2009
Bonnie L. Markmann Moffatt Marley, 84, died Saturday, September 26, 2009, in Wichita Falls, Texas, from complications of pneumonia.
She was born Jan. 30, 1925, to Louis M. and Sylvia O. “Opal” Toomey Markmann in Chanute. She attended Chanute schools, graduating in May 1943.
She worked at Chanute’s electric power plant her junior year of high school, transferring to the City Clerk’s office a year later. She was promoted to the position of Cit...