Wilma Violet Hess Duckworth 1917-2011
Wilma Violet Hess Duckworth, 93, Fredonia, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011. She was born Nov. 10, 1917 in Fredonia, to Grace Fern Eflin and Erie Joe Hess.
Wilma graduated from Fredonia High School in 1935 and then graduated from Fredonia Business College in 1936.
Wilma married Charles Duckworth on August 2, 1939. They were co-owners of Duckworth Motor Company Oldsmobile & Chevrolet agency.
Wilma was a member of the First United Methodist Church of...
Fredrick Anthony Purdy 1957-2011
Fredrick Anthony Purdy, 53, Southwest City, Mo., died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011 at his home.
He was born in Chanute on Sept. 30, 1957 to Margaret Irene Purdy.
He moved to Southwest City from Chanute 12 years ago and worked at Holden Industries since that time.
He is survived by a daughter, LeAnn Dupuy, C√•hanute; a brother, Neil Purdy, Chanute; a sister, Kim Moran, Kentucky; and a granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by three grandchildren, ...
Dorothy A. Swanson 1928-2011
Dorothy A. Swanson, 82, Yates Center, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011 in Yates Center.
Dorothy was born Sept. 11, 1928 in rural Wilson County, the daughter of William Ova and Mabel Novina Ebert Hutchison. After graduating from Vilas High School in 1946 she took a job at the State Welfare Office in Chanute.
Dorothy was married to Deane Swanson in 1953 in Savonburg. The moved to Yates Center in 1963.
She is survived by her husband, Deane, of the hom...
Helen Knox Radcliff 1922-2011
Helen Knox Radcliff, 88, Tucson, Ariz., died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011 after a brief illness. She was born in Altoona on Sept. 19, 1922. She was the daughter of Willard and Mary Commons Knox, well known residents of Neosho County, Kansas. Helen graduated from the Thayer High School in 1940 as the valedictorian of her class. After becoming a licensed hair dresser, she operated her own business in Thayer for several years.
In 1946 she married Robert...
Herbert Kenneth Johnson 1922-2010
Herbert Kenneth Johnson, 88, Humboldt, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010 at his home.
Kenny was born in Humboldt, on March 24, 1922, the son of Roscoe H. and Adah Coppage Johnson. He graduated from Humboldt High School in 1939, and Chanute Junior College in 1943.
He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Sinclair on July 31, 1943 in Long Beach, Calif. She preceded him in death on June 30, 2010.
Kenny owned and operated the Texaco Service Station for 3...
Reva Eileen Stanley Strange 1929-2010
Reva Eileen Stanley Strange, 81, Grove, Okla., died Thursday, December 30, 2010. She was born Feb. 2, 1929 in Savonburg, the youngest child of H. Clyde and Edna M. McKinley Stanley.
Reva grew up in Erie and graduated from Chanute. She attended Chanute Junior College and then moved to Lawrence where she worked at the University of Kansas business office.
On June 1, 1948, Reva married her high school sweetheart, Bill D. Strange at the First Met...
Mary Frances King 1938-2010
Mary Frances King, 72, Yates Center, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011 in Wichita.
Mary was born May 24, 1938 in Wichita, the daughter of Florian Anthony and Dorothy Frances Pauly Leis. She moved with her family from Wichita to Yates Center in 1947. Mary attended Durand Elementary and graduated from Yates Center High School.
After graduation she worked for the Yates Center Bank until her marriage. Mary was united in marriage to Zeno Bernard King on ...
Ola L. Sparks Crawford 1941-2010
Ola L. Sparks Crawford, 69, Iola, formerly of Mound Valley, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice Center at Via Christi-St. Francis Campus in Wichita.
She was born June 8, 1941, in Atkins, Ark., to Jack and Bertha Byrd Thomas. She grew up in southeast Kansas where she attended school.
She and Charles Sparks were married in January of 1960. He preceded her in death. She and Lawrence Crawford were married in May of 2007. ...
James P. ‘Jim’ Strasser 1946-2010
James P. “Jim” Strasser, 64, St. Paul, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011 at the Prairie Mission Retirement Village at St. Paul.
He was born April 10, 1946 at Parsons, a son of Eugene Francis and Dorothy Marie Westhoff Strasser. He was raised in St. Paul and attended school there. After completing high school he worked at Ruskin Manufacturing, retiring in 2007. He was a member of the St. Francis Catholic Church at St. Paul.
Survivors include tw...
Viola Elnora Debler 1911-2010
Viola Elnora Debler, 99, Chanute, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Viola was born in East St. Louis, Ill., on April 17, 1911, the daughter of Henry and Clara Groennert Storck. She attended Harmony schools.
She was united in marriage to Ralph Debler on Feb. 22, 1933 in Iola. He preceded her in death on Dec. 21, 1995.
Viola was a homemaker.
She was a charter member of the Zion Lutheran Church...
Virginia Eloise Cutler Baxter 1931-2011
Virginia Eloise Cutler Baxter, 79, Buffalo, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Virginia was born in Buffalo on Nov. 18, 1931, the daughter of Jake J. and Virginia E. Rice Cutler. She graduated from Buffalo High School.
She was united in marriage to Delmar D. Baxter on June 3, 1963 in Wichita. He preceded her in death.
Virginia worked as an administrator for The Boeing Company in Wichita, reti...
William Alfred “Al” Seybold 1919-2010
William Alfred “Al” Seybold, 91, Yates Center, died Friday, Dec. 24, 2010.
Al was born Sept. 19, 1919 in western Nebraska the son of Noah Lewis and Stella Mae Jackson Seybold.
He lived most of his life in southeast Kansas, the last 60 years in the Yates Center area. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp (China, Burma, India Campaign) from Dec. 8, 1941 until the end of the war.
He was a railroader, designer of pond and terrace systems (Soil Co...
James R. Barnhart 1938-2010
James R. Barnhart, 72, Altoona, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute. He was born Nov. 9, 1938 in Altoona, the son of Charles Austin and Ruth Briles Barnhart.
James served in the U.S. Army and then as a Petty Officer First Class in the U.S. Navy, where he later retired. He also worked in maintenance for Cobalt boats for five years.
He was a member of the Verdigris Valley Christian Fellowship in...
Lewis D. Barnett 1920-2010
Lewis Darrell Barnett, 90, Humboldt, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 at the Pinecrest Nursing Home in Humboldt.
Lewis was born in Humboldt on Sept. 5, 1920, the son of Lewis Dewey and Cecil Jones Barnett. He graduated from Humboldt High School in 1938.
He served his country in the United States Army during World War II.
Lewis was united in marriage to Erma Josephine “Jo” King on Sept. 30, 1945 in Humboldt. She preceded him in death on Dec. 8, 19...
Katha Elaine Witten 1949-2010
Katha Elaine Witten, 61, Republic, Mo., died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010 in Christian Health Care, Republic. She was born July 24, 1949 in Wichita, the daughter of Raymond Elsworth and Florence Pauline Richards Witten.
Witten had been employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse with home health care, and a resident of Bristol Manor in Republic for the past three years.
Her parents preceded her in death.
She is survived by: a son, JaDon Cagle, San Antoni...
James “Jim” E. Carter 1925-2010
James “Jim” E. Carter, 85, St. Paul, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 at the Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
He was born Sept. 20, 1925 at St. Paul, a son of Dell and Alice Sheffer Carter. He was raised in St. Paul and attended school there. After graduating from St. Paul Public School at the age of 16, he enlisted in the Unites States Marine Corps on May 18, 1942.
On Sept. 3, 1947 he and Charlotte Smith were united in marriage at S...
Earl Wayne Seefeldt 1929-2010
Earl Wayne Seefeldt, 81, Chanute, joined the Lord on Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 at the Chanute Health Care Center after an extended illness.
Earl was born in Humboldt on Feb. 21, 1929, the son of Edward and Anna Krone Seefeldt. He grew up on the family farm, located near Vegetarian Colony, outside of Humboldt. He graduated from Humboldt High School in 1946.
Earl was united in marriage to Wanda Adams on June 3, 1951. They made their home in Humbold...
Donald S. “Jack” Hazen, 82, of Parsons and former Erie resident, died Saturday, Dec
Donald S. “Jack” Hazen, 82, of Parsons and former Erie resident, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010 at the Presbyterian Manor in Parsons.
He was born March 28, 1928 at Kimball, to John Henry and Angie Bell Matilda Smith Hazen. He grew up in the Kimball area and attended schools there. He served in the United States Army from 1946 to 1949. He moved to Erie where he worked at the Neosho Valley Creamery. He then bought the 59 diner in 1970. He moved t...
Flossie Ruth Doyle 1928-2010
Flossie Ruth Doyle, 82, Yates Center, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 at her home.
Flossie was born Jan. 20, 1928 to Thomas and Emma Rosie Bulk Brodman at their farm outside of Yates Center. She attended Mt. Pisgah District 13 School and then Yates Center schools, graduating from Yates Center High School in 1945.
On May 1, 1951 she was united in marriage to Hugh Byington Doyle. He preceded her in death on Dec. 31, 1985.
Flossie was a life-long mem...
Donald E. Foster 1928-2010
Donald E. Foster, 82, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010.
Don was born in Humboldt on July 27, 1928, the son of Charles A. and Holland Summers Foster. He attended Humboldt Schools.
He was united in marriage to Virginia Lee on July 24, 1947. She preceded him in death on Jan. 24, 2004.
Don worked for Monarch Cement Plant for 43 years until his retirement.
After his retirement, he enjoyed camping and traveling to Mercedes, Texas, where ...