Dorthy May Lehman 1935-2010
Dorthy May Lehman, 75, Toronto, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010 at her home in Toronto.
Dorthy was born August 6, 1935 in Ponca City, Okla., the daughter of Wayne I. and Viola C. Bellinghausen Molar.
She attended school in Ponca City and graduated from Ponca City High School in 1953.
After raising her children, she worked for Boeing in Wichita until her retirement in 1997.
She is survived by a brother, Bill Molar, Stillwater, Okla.; her son, Mar...
William Edward “Bill” Lock 1923 – 2010
Bill Lock, 87, Chanute, went to be with his Lord and Saviour on Saturday, October 23, 2010 with his cat and loyal companion, Miss Kitty, and family by his side.
He was born on a farm west of Sterling, Colorado to Clyde and Bertha (Maddex) Lock on June 1, 1923. He moved to LaPlata, Mo., when he was a freshman in high school and graduated from there.
He joined the Navy to fight in WWII from 1942-1945.
He met his love, Lorena Snart, while l...
John Michael Wise 1953 – 2010
John M. Wise, 57, Chanute, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
John was born in Chanute on August 19, 1953, the son of Marion and JoAnn Cox Wise. He graduated from high school in 1971 from Chanute.
He worked for Consolidated Oil for many years then he went to work for Young’s Welding in Chanute.
He is survived by his partner and longtime companion Jackey Murphey, of the home.
He is also survived by his pa...
Gunner Matthew Lee Murray 2007-2010
Gunner Matthew Lee Murray, 3, Neodesha, died Wednesday evening, Oct. 20, 2010 from injuries sustained in a car accident southeast of Neodesha.
Gunner was born on July 29, 2007 in Parsons, to Keisha Cunningham and Josh Murray.
Survivors include his mother, Keisha, Neodesha; father, Josh Murray, Wichita; stepfather, Josh Elam, Neodesha; stepbrother Riley Elam, Neodesha; grandparents, Tisha Cunningham and Randy Raida, Thayer, Philip Cunningham...
Gordon Vaughn “Sam” Larson 1923-2010
Gordon Vaughn “Sam” Larson, 87, Humboldt, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at Pinecrest Nursing Home in Humboldt.
Gordon was born Sept. 13, 1923, in Chanute the son of Harold and Ina Vaughn Larson. He grew up in the Petrolia and Iola areas and graduated from Iola High School in 1942. He served as a Merchant Marine during World War II.
In October of 1944, Gordon married Jacquelene Gifford Ronsick. They divorced in 1964. Later, he was married to N...
Nova Pearl Alexander 1927 – 2010
Nova Pearl Alexander, 83, Chanute, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.
Pearl was born in Colony on March 24, 1927, the daughter of Lester and Dona Mattox Terrell. She lived in Sedan, Kansas, Wichita, Kansas and Peru, Kansas before moving to Chanute in 1952. She attended two years at Southwest Bible College in Waxahachie, Texas. Pearl owned and operated Tiny Tots Daycare in Chanute for 30 years. She also enjoyed he...
Vyrel ‘Lee’ Craft 1944-2010
Vyrel Lee Craft, 66, Chanute, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010 at his home east of Chanute.
Lee was born in Stark City, Mo., on May 14, 1944, the son of Ralph and Vera Turner Craft. He graduated from high school in Erie in 1962. He was a truck driver and a welder for Chanute Manufacturing for more than 20 years.
He was united in marriage to Lynda Holcomb on Aug. 8, 1968. She survives, of the home.
He is also survived by his mother, Vera Craft; five...
Everett Elmo Ross 1928 - 2010
Everett Ross, 82, Chanute, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010 at Applewood Rehabilitation Center.
Everett was born in Aline, Okla., on Oct. 5, 1928, the son of Phillip and Effie States Ross.
Everett is survived by one brother, Verlyn Ross, of Edmond, Okla. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Ione Broad.
A graveside service will be held at a later date.
Memorials in his name may be made to New Life United Brethren Church and may ...
Richard Dale Edwards 1948 – 2010
Richard Dale Edwards, 62, Chanute, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010 at his home.
He was born in Chanute on Dec. 1, 1948, the son of Lloyd Dale and Betty O’Brien Edwards. He attended school in Chanute.
Richard worked for Santa Fe Railroad and also was known as the “ Hot Dog Man” in Shreveport, La., where he had stands for 16 years.
He also served in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant from 1967 to 1969 where he was honored with a purple heart and two bronz...
Tim Lyle Stipp 1961-2010
Tim Lyle Stipp, 49, Chanute died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 at University of Kansas Medical Center.
Tim was born in Chanute on Feb. 27, 1961, the son of Chester and Daisy Babcock Stipp. He worked as an automotive mMechanic.
He was preceded by one daughter Marie Bayleigh Stipp; his mother and father.
He is survived by one brother, Kenny Babcock, Chanute; and one sister, Cathy Smith, Buffalo. A memorial service will take place today at 1 p.m. at F...
Dorothy F. Scott Larez 1923-2010
Dorothy F. Scott Larez, 87, former resident of Wichita, died Sunday, October 17, 2010 at Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute.
Born in Parsons on June 30, 1923, she was the daughter of Samuel Jefferson Coots Sr. and Mattie Russell Coots and was the last survivor of seven children. She was raised in southeast Kansas, but lived her adult life in Wichita, Kansas and San Jose, California.
Dorothy was married to Marvin Scott, who preceded her in...
Mildred Robertson Wilhite 1928-2010
Mildred Robertson Wilhite, 82, Buffalo, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010 after a long illness.
She was born in Rose on July 11, 1928, the daughter of Roy and Ruby Stoll Robertson.
She married Hoyt Wilhite on June 7, 1947.
Mildred is survived by her husband, Hoyt, of the home; one son, Jack Wilhite, Wildwood, Mo.; one daughter, Jane Adney, Kansas City, Mo.; her brother, Loren Robertson, Chanute; one sister, Loretta Sizemore, Buffalo; one granddaug...
Bernice Alida Splane 1918 - 2010
Bernice Alida Splane, 92, Chanute, died Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, at Chanute Health Care Center.
Bernice was born in Chanute on April 7, 1918, the daughter of Arthur and Ethel Cochran Raish.
She worked many years at Model Laundry and Jensen Egg Plant and did laundry and ironing for people.
She was united in marriage in 1943 to Jess Splane. He preceded her in death.
Bernice is survived by one granddaughter, Sandra Cromwell, Independence; two ne...
Laura Maxine Erickson 1918-2010
Laura Maxine Erickson, 92, passed away peacefully on October 15, 2010 at Overland Park Regional Hospital after a brief illness. Burial on October 18th in Chanute, Ks with Memorial Service at 2:00 pm on October 21st at Prairie Baptist Church, 75th & Roe in Prairie Village, KS. Visitation and reception will follow the service. Memorials in her name may be made to Music Ministry Fund of Prairie Baptist Church, 7416 Roe Blvd, PV, KS 66208.
Richard A. ‘Dick’ Ahring 1921 – 2010
Richard A. Ahring, 89, Chanute, died Friday, Oct. 15, 2010 at Chanute Health Care Center.
Richard was born in Chanute on Sept. 19, 1921, the son of Abe and Annes Cover Ahring. He graduated from high school in Chanute in 1939. He moved to San Diego, Calif., and later joined the Army Air Corps. After the war he returned to Chanute and worked for Clark Lumber Company in Humboldt. In 1952 he went to work for Chanute Lumber Company for 33 years b...
Evert E. Davis 1931 – 2010
Evert Eugene Davis, 79, Chanute, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Evert was born in Wichita on July 14, 1931, the son of Evert Eugene and Vivian Hooper Davis. He graduated from high school in Augusta.
He was united in marriage to Margie Grace in February 1954 in Dudman Springs, Mo. She survives, of the home.
Evert worked as a manager for Western Drilling Tool and Supply Company, Inc.
Marilyn Sue Carpenter 1959 - 2010
Marilyn Sue Carpenter, 51, Cheyenne, Wyo., died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at her home.
Marilyn was born in Parsons on May 30, 1959, the daughter of Ronald and Margaret Whinery Smith.
She was a homemaker.
She was married to Lonnie Carpenter.
Marilyn is survived by one son, Allen Carpenter, Wichita; two daughters, Kim Pitts, Roseberg, Ore., Amber Carpenter, Cheyenne, Wyo.; her father, Ronald Smith, and mother, Margaret Thomas; and one brother, Tim...
Phyllis Ladine Chase 1933-2010
Phyllis Ladine Chase, 77, Grove, Okla., died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010 at Grove Nursing Center. She was born in Chanute on Aug. 17, 1933 to Thelma Stipp and Harvey Clemens.
She married Richard Chase on June 6, 1954 in Chanute at First Christian Church. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; three daughters, Tammy Henderson, Grove, Okla., Chris Hover, Wildomar, Calif., Laura Dickinson, Grove, Okla.; two brothers, Lar...
Sam Irwin 1927-2010
Sam Irwin, 83, Augusta, died Saturday Oct. 9, 2010 at Golden Living Nursing Home. The celebration of his life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Augusta. Cremation will precede the services.
Sam was born August 1, 1927 in Vilas, near Chanute, the son of Everett and Edna Neptune Irwin. He graduated in the Class of 1945 from Vilas High School. After graduation he joined the Navy and served his country during WWII....
Roberta Joan Stewart Miner 1937-2010
Roberta Joan (Stewart)-Miner, 73, of Fulton, Kansas went home to be with Jesus on Friday, Oct. the 8, 2010 at her home.
She was born April 16, 1937 in Worland, Kansas to Orville and Mary Stewart. She received her education in Fulton. She graduated with the high school class of 1954. She furthered her education at Pittsburg State University and at Hays. She was united in marriage to Donald E. Miner Sr. on Oct. 17, 1954 at Fort Scott. She manag...