Lola M. Richwine 1919-2012
Lola M. Richwine, longtime resident of Stark and the rural Savonburg area, died early Thursday morning, March 8 at the Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul. She had lived there the past five years.
She was born March 26, 1919, in rural Moran, to Edward and Lora Gimlin Manbeck. She grew up in the rural Moran area. She married Leon Richwine on August 26, 1937. They first lived in Stark and then for many years farmed in the rural Sav...
Donald R. Ward 1932-2012
Donald “Don” Ralph Ward passed away peacefully at Neosho Memorial Regional Center Wednesday, March 7, 2012 comforted by his children and grandchildren at his side.
Don was born the second child of Timothy O. and Cora Kiker Ward on May 7, 1932 in Chanute.
He attended Chanute schools and graduated from Chanute High in 1951. There, he met and fell in love with a young beautiful woman who he married in 1952, Shirley Stover.
From this union, they ...
James Ross “J.R.” Claibourn 1924-2012
J.R. Claibourn, 87, a lifelong resident of Wilson County, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at Fredonia Regional Hospital. He was born Nov. 24, 1924 in Wilson County, near Roper, the son of James Ross and Cora Delilah Shoaf Claibourn. He was a 1943 graduate of Fredonia High School.
On Dec. 1, 1943 in Fredonia, J.R. married Thelma Watkins. She preceded him in death April 20, 2001.
J.R. worked at General Portland Cement Company/Lafarge in Fredonia a...
Mary Margaret Huffman Ebert 1918-2012
Mary Margaret Huffman Ebert, 93, died Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at her home in Neodesha.
Celebration of Life Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 12 at the Bible Baptist Church. Private family burial will follow in the Swede Center Cemetery under the direction of the Potts Chapel in Neodesha.
Visitation hours will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the Bible Baptist Church. Friends may also sign the online register book at www.pott...
Edith Arlene Moon 1918-2012
Edith Arlene Moon, 94, formerly of Chanute, died Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at Hawthorn Glen Care Center, Monroe, Ohio.
Arlene was born Jan. 14, 1918 in Chanute, the daughter of Harvey and Carrie Deck. She graduated from Toronto High School.
She was united in marriage to Boyd C. Moon, July 21, 1938. They made their home in Chanute. Boyd preceded her in death, October, 1989.
Arlene was the proprietor of Arlene’s Beauty Shop, Chanute, establishin...
Florence E. Kern 1916-2012
Florence E. Kern, 95, Neodesha, died at her home on March 6, 2012. She was born August 5, 1916 in Chanute, the daughter of Charles A. and Signa Bergsten Anderson. She graduated from Chanute High School in 1934, then took post graduate courses.
She was united in marriage to Omer A. Kern on April 21, 1935 at Grant Avenue Baptist Church in Chanute where they were members. She and her family resided in Chanute until 1962, when they purchased the ...
Lois I. Stanley 1924-2012
Lois Isabelle Stanley, 88, Chanute, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at the Chanute Health Care Center.
Lois was born in Bentley on Feb. 5, 1924, the daughter of Lloyd Dean and Mamie Elina Hansen Bratton. She graduated from Bentley High School in 1941.
She was united in marriage to William Bryan Stanley on Dec. 25, 1954 in Wichita. He preceded her in death.
Lois worked as a nurse’s aide at Arolyn Heights Nursing Home and Arrowood Lane Residenti...
Wayne Franklin Ward 1927-2012
Wayne Franklin Ward was born on the family farm near Earlton to Lee Franklin Ward and Opal Almira Hizey Ward on Sept. 12, 1927, the third child of a family of six children. He died peacefully at his home in Geneva, Neb., on Feb. 26, 2012.
Wayne received his education in Shaw. In 1945, he joined the Army and served his country until he was honorably discharged in 1947. He returned to Kansas to start a career that spanned more than 47 years wit...
Billy E. “Gene” Kelso 1924-2012
Gene Kelso, 87, Battlement Mesa, Colo., formerly of Chanute, died Tuesday, March 6, 2012.
Gene was born Nov. 21, 1924 in Omaha, Neb., to Frank and Elsie Kelso. Gene served in the Army Air Corp during WWII.
Gene was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Louise Scarborough Kelso.
He leaves behind his son Michael; daughter Cindy; a granddaughter and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 9 at Battlement Mesa Cemete...
Fay Gibson 1931-2012
Fay Gibson was born on March 24, 1931 in Wise County, Va., the daughter of Gillis Grant Gibson, a coal miner, and Era Smith Gibson. At the age of two, her family left Virginia for Missouri. She graduated from Chanute High School in 1949. Callie Faye and Sterling Melton were married there in 1952. Sterling preceded her in death in 1997. Through the years she was a member of Hoyt Baptist Church, Mayetta Christian Church, Country Chapel of Topek...
Rick E. Gildart 1961-2012
Rick E. Gildart, 50, Neodesha, died Friday, March 2, 2012 at Wilson County Medical Center in Neodesha.¬† Memorial services will be Thursday, March 8 at the Neodesha United Methodist Church with the Reverend Kenny Richards officiating. Inurnment will follow the memorial service in Neodesha Cemetery. Friends may call the Penwell-Gabel Loran Fawcett Chapel today from noon until 8 p.m. to register and the family will receive visitors from 6 p.m. ...
Lawrence George Cox 1923-2012
Lawrence George Cox, 89, longtime resident of Fredonia, died Friday, March 2, 2012 at Golden Living Center in Neodesha. He was born Jan. 17, 1923 in Fredonia, the son of George H. and Ila D. Forbes Cox. Lawrence was a 1943 graduate of Wellington High School. Following graduation, Lawrence served in the United States Army as a Staff Sergeant, March 29, 1943 to January 31, 1946.
On July 30, 1943 in Champaign, Illi., Lawrence was united in marr...
Agnes Bernice Rider 1915-2012
Agnes Bernice Rider, 96, a loving and compassionate mother and friend to all, died Saturday, March 3, 2012 at her home.
A celebration of Bernice’s life will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at the First Christian Church, 202 E. 12th Ave. in Emporia. Pastor Bob Colerick will officiate. The family will meet with friends from 1 p.m. until the service time at the church. Memorial donations to the First Christian Church for either the elevator fund or...
Edward Lee Durham 1933-2012
Edward Lee Durham, 78, lifelong resident of Fredonia, died Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice-St. Francis Medical Center in Wichita. He was born July 5, 1933 in Fredonia, the son of Charles and Elva Mellen Durham.
On Feb. 1, 1953, Ed was united in marriage to Edith June Wood in Parsons. She preceded him in death Jan, 31, 2007.
Ed attended Fredonia High School prior to enlisting in the Army National Guard where he served f...
Dwain L. Watson 1939-2012
Dwain L. Watson, 72, a longtime resident of Parsons, died Friday, March 2, 2012 at the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice Center at the Via Christi St. Francis Campus in Wichita, where he entered Feb. 22. His death followed a brief illness.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Etta Watson, of the home; two sons, Don Watson, Parsons, Doug Watson and his wife, Cindy, Wichita; two sisters, Dolores Kyle and her husband, Bob, Coffeyville, Dixie Cummings, Ch...
Eula Irene Hays 1925-2012
Eula Irene Hays, 87, Fort Scott, died Monday, March 1, 2012, at the Mercy Hospital of Fort Scott. She was born Feb. 13, 1925, in Fort Scott. She married James A. Hays on June 15, 1947, at Pittsburg. He preceded her in death on April 15, 1991.
In her earlier years, she had worked for Kress’s and Key Work Clothes. She later moved to Shawnee, Kansas where she was employed by Pyramid Life Insurance Company and Baker’s Florist. She loved working w...
Franklin “Frank” O. Russell 1924-2012
Franklin “Frank” O. Russell, 87, Neodesha, formerly of Independence, died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita,.
Russell was born Nov. 15, 1924 in Kansas City, Mo., to George Edward and Agnus Lavaine Glover Russell. He grew up in Chanute and graduated from Chanute High School.
Frank then entered the United States Navy serving in World War II from 1942 to 1945 and went on to retire from the United States Navy.
Hubert Wayne Angleton 1928-2012
Wayne Angleton, 84, rural Chanute, died Thursday, Feb. 29, 2012 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Wayne was born in Chetopa Township, Neosho County, on Jan. 31, 1928 the son of Hubert A. and Hazel Neely Angleton. He attended Stark High School. In 1946 he joined the United States Army and was stationed in Japan after WWII. After returning from overseas he was stationed at Fort Lewis. On Sept. 6, 1953 he married Rosalie Gre...
Lela Elizabeth Guadian 1914-2012
Lela Elizabeth Guadian, 97, Chanute, died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 at the Chanute Health Care Center .
Lela was born in Chanute on Dec. 5, 1914, the daughter of Julio and Felicitias Alonzo Verdin. She attended St. Patrick Catholic School.
She was united in marriage to Pete Guadian on July 15, 1937 in Chanute. He survives.
Lela worked for Model Laundry.
She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, St. Patrick Altar Society, the choir at St...
Randy Jerome Kreutzer 1949-2012
Randy Jerome Kreutzer, 62. West Plains, Mo., died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. He was born in Wichita on July 27, 1949. He attended Sacred Heart High School graduating in 1967. He then attended Kansas Technical Institute and earned a degree in Aeronautical Engineering in 1969. Upon graduation he was married and had two children while working in Wichita. In 1974 he moved to southern California where he continued to work in the aircraft industry an...