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...
J. Edward Swanson 1923-2008
J. Edward Swanson, 85, Elsmore, died Wednesday, December 24, 2008, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City.
He was born April 16, 1923, at Elsmore to Harold and Elida Lindstrom Swanson. He attended Elsmore schools, graduating from Elsmore High school in 1941.
On June 26, 1945, he married Eleanor “Rusty” Butts at Elsmore. This union was blessed with three sons. His wife preceded him in death on March 22, 2005.
He was a farmer and rancher.
He was a...
Christopher D. Miller 1964-2008
Christopher D. Miller, 44, Cherryvale, died Friday, December 19, 2008, as a result of a car accident south of Chanute.
He was born Aug. 4, 1964, in Ellsworth to Patrick M. and Janet R. Minniear Miller. He attended Missouri schools.
He married Ronita Mann and they later divorced. He married Jodie Smith and they later divorced.
He was employed as a temporary employee with Express Personnel in Parsons. He had been employed with National Garment ...
Martha Ellen Weide 1913-2008
Martha Ellen Weide, 95, Yates Center, died Monday, December 23, 2008, at Yates Center Health Center.
She was born Oct. 28, 1913, in West Buffalo to George F. and Chestine Kennedy Ibbetson. She graduated from Buffalo High School in 1932.
She married John Weide on April 1, 1939. He preceded her in death.
The couple purchased the Old Town site of Kalida.
Survivors include a son, John O. Weide Jr., Chandler, Ariz.; a daughter, Vickie Pickering, A...
Esther Emogene McAdam 1919-2008
Esther Emogene McAdam, 89, longtime Fredonia resident, died Sunday, December 21, 2008, at the Meridian Nursing Home, Wichita.
She was born Sept. 1, 1919, in Mound Valley to Ova A. and Grace Robbins Pefley. She graduated from Fredonia High School.
On July 21, 1938, in Fredonia she married Earl McAdam. He died on Dec. 2, 1989.
She was a homemaker and a longtime member of First Christian Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Earlene Patterson...
Violet Ernestine ‘Vi’ Arnold 1921-2008
Violet Ernestine “Vi” Arnold, 87, Highlands Ranch, Colo., died Sunday, December 21, 2008.
She was born Jan. 6, 1921, in Guthrie, Okla., to Wade Hampton and Teresa Magdalene Meagher Jenkins. She graduated from Guthrie High School in 1939 and married Walter Lee Arnold in Guthrie on Sept. 2, 1942.
The Arnolds made their home in Guthrie and she was a legal secretary, working in the Oklahoma State Legislature in Oklahoma City, Okla., for many year...
Dorothy L. Fronk 1924-2008
Dorothy L. Fronk, 84, Chanute, went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 22, 2008, at the Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute.
Dorothy was born in Altoona on May 11, 1924, the daughter of Henry Harrison and Nellie May Cranor Hixon.
Dorothy was united in marriage to George Elwood Girard. He preceded her in death. She was later united in marriage to Walter Fronk. He also preceded her in death.
Dorothy worked at an Awning and Upholster...
Alene ‘Kay’ Davis
Alene “Kay” Davis, 73, Wichita, died Friday, December 19, 2008, at her home.
She recently retired from a career of more than 50 years as a paralegal for Hite, Fanning and Honeyman.
She was a member of the Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority, Eta Omega chapter, and an avid bridge player, a member of multiple clubs. She also enjoyed her work, travel, cooking, Stan Kenton’s music and cheering for the Kansas City Chiefs. The family appreciates the outpourin...
Gary Dean Clark 1937-2008
Gary Dean Clark, 71, Independence, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008 at his home.
He was born Sept. 4, 1937 in Caney, to Carl and Edith Lurlee Clark. He grew up in Tyro and graduated from high school in Caney. He served in the United States Air Force. He had a college degree in architecture and was self-employed until his retirement.
Survivors include a son, Carl Dean Clark, Springfield, Mo.; four daughters, Sara Marie Clark, Cherryvale, Sherry C...
Marvin O. Wolfe 1916 – 2008
Marvin O. Wolfe, 92, Chanute, died Thursday, December 18, 2008 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
He was born in Chanute on Oct. 8, 1916, the son of Clarence R. and Lulu B. Coffin Wolfe. He grew up and attended schools in Chanute.
He was united in marriage to Naomi “Maxine” Lopeman on May 28, 1937. She preceded him in death on April 26, 2007.
He worked as a Meter Reader for the City of Chanute for 25 years until his re...
Robert O. Warren 1927-2008
Robert O. Warren, 81, Lone Elm, died Tuesday, December 16, 2008, at the Allen County Hospital in Iola.
He was born Sept. 13, 1927, at Garnett to D.O. and Ethel M. Britton Warren. He graduated from Garnett High School in 1945.
He married Joan Kulp on Nov. 25, 1954, at Lone Elm. She survives.
The couple farmed at Lone Elm.
He was a member of Colony Community Church.
Survivors include two sons, David Warren, Lone Elm, and Rodney Warren, Chanute...
Mary Ann Hunter 1936-2008
Mary Ann Hunter, 72, Moore, Okla., formerly of Chanute, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2008 at Moore Medical Center.
She was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, Oct. 9, 1936, the daughter of Leah Schick and Arnold Waits.
She was married to Freddie Warren Hunter Jan. 12, 1983. He survives. She was previously married to Ralph Orth, deceased, with whom she had two daughters, Feona King and Marsha Diaz, who survive. Other survivors are three granddaughters, Je...
Jackie Lee ‘Jack’ Orr 1935-2008
Jack Orr, 73, Chanute, died Thursday, December 11, 2008, at his home. He was born Nov. 17, 1935, in Alden to Grayson and Roxey Short Orr.
He graduated from Alden High School in 1953. In 1960, he graduated from Kansas State Teachers College (Emporia State University) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business.
He married Phyllys Muxlow on June 8, 1958, in Sterling. They later divorced. He married Jerry Vaughn Baughn on June 26, 1999, in Chanute. Sh...
Everett B. Carter 1926-2008
Everett B. Carter, 82, Chanute, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
He was born Jan. 2, 1926, in Earlton to Ray and Bessie Kepley Carter. He married Ila Mae Booe on July 30, 1950, in Humboldt. She survives.
He was a farmer.
Other survivors include his children and their spouses, Marsha and Billy Sutton, Haysville, Diana Schaffer, Haysville, Kelly Carter, Nolanville, Texas, and Greg and Toni Carter, Chanute...
Faye P. Hanna 1913-2008
Faye Pauline Hanna, 94, Neodesha, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2008 at Golden Keys Nursing Home.
The daughter of John Russell and Leona Estella Black Hicks, she was born Dec. 18, 1913 in Neodesha, where she received her education.
On Oct. 19, 1930 she was united in marriage to David M. Hanna in Neodesha. He preceded her in death in 1973.
She was employed at the Army Ammunition Plant in Parsons during WWII. She later worked at various occupations bef...
Edith Bogert Jones 1912 – 2008
Edith Bogert Jones, 96, Chanute, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2008 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center following a brief bout of pneumonia.
Edith was born on Nov. 29, 1912 in Chambers, Neb., the daughter of the late John and Lottie Hawley Bogert.
She married Walter Jones in 1942. He preceded her in death. She completed nurses training in Topeka and worked in health care for many years including a Chanute nursing home.
She was a church memb...
Maurice R. Harshaw 1916-2008
Maurice R. Harshaw, 92, Fredonia, died Tuesday, December 9, 2008, at Golden Living Center.
He was born Aug. 21, 1916, in Oswego to Oliver Henry Harshaw and Ona Gail Wilkins. He graduated from Altamont High School in 1934.
He served in the Army from 1941 to 1949.
He married Dorothy Harper on July 5, 1942, in North Augusta, S.C. She preceded him in death.
He retired in 1990 from Maurice’s Appliance Repair. He was a member of the Methodist churc...
Richard L. ‘Rich’ Clark 1945-2008
Richard L. “Rich” Clark, 62, rural St. Paul, died Monday, December 15, 2008, at h is home. He had been in failing health the past two and a half years from brain cancer.
He was born Dec. 21, 1945, in Linn County to Oliver F. and Mary Jane Sharp Clark. He lived mostly in Pleasanton and attended schools in Mound City, including Mound City High School.
In 1962 he moved to Kansas City, where he met his wife, the former Marlene Duling. They were m...
Brian Kent Stanfield 1959-2008
Brian Kent Stanfield, 49, Yates Center, died Saturday, December 13, 2008, at his home.
He was born Sept. 2, 1959, in Eureka to Val Gene and Mildred Leon Hull Stanfield. He graduated from Eureka High School in 1977.
He married Glenda Kay Upchurch on Aug. 19, 1978, in Vivian, La. She survives.
He and his wife owned and operated S & H Properties, Yates Center.
Other survivors include his mother, Mildred Stanfield, Eureka; a daughter, Minna Bolt,...