Mary D. Tunnell 1934 – 2009
Mary Darlene Tunnell, 74, Chanute, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2009 at her home.
Mary was born in rural Chanute on May 3, 1934, the daughter of Harry and Hattie Johnson Larson. She graduated from Chanute High School in 1951. She attended Chanute Junior College graduating in 1953. Mary continued her education at Pittsburg State University earning her Bachelor’s Degree in 1966 and her Master’s Degree in 1979.
She was united in marriage to Clyde Tunne...
William Dean Boman 1933-2009
William Dean Boman, 75, Miami, Okla., died Thursday, February 19, 2009, at his home after a long battle with cancer.
He was born Aug. 26, 1933, in Elsmore to Dean L. and Ruth Deer Boman. He was a graduate of Elsmore High School.
He worked in the trucking industry for more than 30 years, retiring from Indiana Western Express as a safety instructor. He was a member of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Miami.
On Aug. 23, 1952, he married Alice Ma...
Lavon M. Elrod 1915-2009
Lavon M. Elrod, 93, Moran, died Sunday, February 22, 2009, at Heritage Health Center, Chanute.
She was born April 12, 1915, in Winslow, Ariz., to Arthur B. and Gertrude Kimmel McClimans. She graduated from Marfa (Texas) High School in 1932.
She married Jesse Lee Elrod Sr. on Dec. 30, 1932, in Marfa, Texas, and they made their home in Texas for a number of years before moving to Kansas in 1944 while Mr. Elrod served in the military during Worl...
Mary Tunnell, 74, Chanute, died Monday, Feb. 23 at her home. Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Colfax Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel, which will release full obituary information.
Roy Lee Evans
Roy Lee Evans, 83, Clinton, Mo., died Wednesday, February 18, 2009, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City.
He was born in Chanute to Thomas and Edith Crowell Evans. He moved his family to Madison in 1962 and helped construct the Madison Elementary School.
He married Marie Norris McIlvain. They were divorced. He married Doris Dalton. She survives.
He retired from West Central as an inspector.
His passions in life were hunting, fishing, camping...
Sara E. Grosdidier, 77, rural St. Paul, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, at her home. She had been in failing health.
She is survived by her husband, Francis E. Grosdidier, of the home.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Paul. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery. The Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church, where the family will receive friends immediately following the Rosary.
John Sain Helmick 1918-2009
John Sain Helmick was born on the original Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 1918, in Chanute, the son of Jane Sain and Milton Parks Helmick. His father was a prominent business man in the area and also served several terms in the State Legislature and was also the publisher of The Chanute Tribune. His mother was a teacher before her marriage.
John attended Chanute Junior College before he went to Northwestern to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in psycholo...
Orpha Marie Sandberg 1918-2009
Orpha Marie Sandberg, 90, died Friday, February 20, 2009, at John Randolph Hospital, Hopewell, Va.
She was born Sept. 13, 1918, in Cherryvale to the Rev. Vernon Franklin and Mattie Olive Pilkington Cloninger.
She married Rudolph Roy Sandberg on Aug. 27, 1939, in Bartlesville, Okla. He died on May 1, 1977.
She lived most of her adult life in Chanute and in 2000 moved to Spring Grove, Va.
She was a longtime member of Grant Avenue Baptist Churc...
Stephen Homewood 1956-2009
Stephen Michael Homewood, 52, Humboldt, died Friday, February 20, 2009, in Benton County, Ark.
He was born March 2, 1956, in Emporia to Donald D. and Lillian Doreen Hays Homewood. He was a 1974 graduate of Humboldt High School.
On July 15, 2006, he married Twyla Gillham in Eureka Springs, Ark. She survives.
He was a general superintendent for BRB Contractors of Topeka.
Other survivors include his parents; a son, Jacob, of the home; stepchild...
Victoria LaVera ‘Vickie’ Springer Trembly 1951-2009
Victoria LaVera “Vickie” Springer Trembly, 57, Thayer, Tuesday, February 17, 2009, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
She was born Aug. 17, 1951, in Erie to Eldon Ray and Alice Marie Falkerson Springer. She graduated from Thayer High School in 1969.
She married Patrick R. Trembly. He survives.
She was employed as a Laboratory Technician at Ash Grove Cement Company for 30 years until her retirement in 2007.
Other survivors include two sons...
Rachel R. Sterling 1920-2009
Rachel R. Sterling, 89, Yates Center, died Thursday, February 19, 2009, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
She was born Feb. 19, 1920, in Yates Center to Warren Arthur and Myrtle Rhodes Millison. She graduated from Yates Center High School in 1938.
She was employed in local nursing homes.
She married Rex Sterling on Nov. 26, 1941, in Yates Center. He survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Robert “Butch” and Jerry “Pete” Sterling...
Ty William Ingels 2008-2009
Ty William Ingels, 4 months, Chanute, died Tuesday, February 17, 2009, as the result of a traffic accident.
He was born Oct. 15, 2008, in Chanute to Kyle Ingels and Jennifer Martin. They survive.
Other survivors include a sister, Addison Ingels, of the home; grandparents Mike and Karen Martin, David Ingels and Tracy Richards, all of Chanute; great-grandparents Spencer and Donna Brandon, Afton, Okla., Ruth Martin, Winfield, and John and Jan In...
Gerald Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Riggs 1990-2009
Gerald Ignacio “Nacho” Riggs, 18, Gatesville, died Sunday, February 15, 2009.
He was born July 2, 1990, in Fort Stewart, Ga., to Bradley and Karen Ornelas Riggs. He attended school in Gatesville, graduating in 2008.
He was employed at Fort Hood by Techwise.
He is survived by his parents; two sisters, Heather Owen and Jennifer Finuf; and his grandmother, Carmen Ornelas.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Gerald and Barbara Riggs an...
Victoria ‘Vickie’ Springer Trembly
Victoria “Vickie” Springer Trembly, 57, Thayer, died Tuesday, February 17, 2009, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.
Arrangements are pending with Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel.
Ann Sergent 1929-2009
Colleen Ann Sergent, 79, Arcadia, Fla., formerly of Chanute, died Saturday, February 14, 2009, in Port Charlotte.
She was born April 4, 1929, in Findlay, Ohio.
She was a homemaker and assisted her husband in his business.
Survivors include her husband, Edward W. Sergent; two daughters, Barbara Winkler, Port Charlotte, Fla., and Carolyn Scott, Naples, Fla.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Newton Jr., Ashland, Oh...
Earl C. Conner
Earl C. Conner, 86, Bronson, died Wednesday, February 18, 2009, at Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott.
He was born Oct. 11, 1922, at LaHarpe to Isaac and Effie Vanderslice Conner.
He married Dorothy Madgeline Lowe on Nov. 22, 1941, at Nevada, Mo. She preceded him in death.
He was in the Civilian Conservation Corps in Heber City, Utah. He also served in the last U.S. Calvary at the age of 14. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World Wa...
Joyce Maurine Cass 1930-2009
Joyce Maurine Cass, 79, Fall River, died Tuesday, February 17, 2009, at Fredonia Regional Hospital.
She was born Jan. 20, 1930, in Wichita to Claude and Eva Gray Robinson.
She married James T. Cass on May 25, 1966, in Miami, Okla. He survives.
She was employed for several years as a clerk at Town & Country Markets.
Other survivors include a son, Richard B. Boone, Newkirk, Okla.; a daughter, Barbara Hellewell, Wichita; 10 grandchildren; and se...
Frank L. Ball 1928-2009
Frank L. Ball, 80, Iola, died Monday, February 16, 2009, at Wilson Medical Center in Neodesha.
He was born Nov. 12, 1928, in Neodesha to George and Nellie Johnson Ball. He grew up at Neodesha where he had owned and operated Frank’s Food Land. He was employed as owner and president of F&S Supply Co. in Iola.
He attended Parkview Holiness Church in Chanute and was a member of Armourdale Bible Holiness Church in Kansas City, Kan.
Richard Carl Trembly 1957 – 2009
Richard Carl Trembly, 51, Chanute, died unexpectedly Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009 at the Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita.
Richard was born on Feb. 23, 1957, in Friedberg, Germany, State of Hessen. He came to the United States at the age of 18 months. He was adopted by Ralph and Terry Trembly. Richard graduated from Chanute High School in 1975 and received his Associate’s Degree in Accounting from NCCC in 1977.
He was united in marriage to Linda Di...
Martha Louise Thielenhaus Fritch 1912-2009
Martha Louise Thielenhaus Fritch, 96, a resident of Arrowood Lane Care Facility in Humboldt, died Sunday, February 15, 2009. She was born Sept. 26, 1912, in Bison to John William and Frieda Martha Hildebrand Thielenhaus. She graduated from Bison High School in 1933 and taught in rural schools before marrying Elton Franklin Fritch on May 14, 1938. He preceded her in death on Aug. 2, 1981, in La Crosse. She attended Bison Baptist Church. S...