Galen Edward Thorsell 1918 – 2010
Galen Edward Thorsell, 92, Chanute, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Galen was born in rural Vilas on Feb. 3, 1918, the son of Edd and Sarah Lacy Pratt Thorsell. He graduated from Vilas High School in 1935.
He was united in marriage to Gertrude H. Walker on Dec. 24, 1943 at the Methodist Church in Dodge City. She survives, of the home.
He was a farmer.
Galen is survived by his wife, Gertr...
Gregory S. “Greg” Trout 1966-2010
Gregory S. “Greg” Trout, 44, rural Galesburg, died at his home Saturday evening, Oct. 30, 2010. His death was unexpected.
He was born on Oct. 27, 1966 at Chanute to Donald and Sharon McMillan Trout. He grew up at Chanute and attended Chanute schools graduating from Chanute High School in 1985. He then graduated from Pratt Community College and Pittsburg State University in 1991 with a degree in diesel technology.
He was a lifelong Neosho Coun...
Lucille Morgan-Petty 1917-2010
Lucille Morgan-Petty, 93, a longtime resident of Altoona, formerly of Valley Center, died Friday, Oct. 29, 2010 at Fredonia Regional Hospital. She was born Jan. 30, 1917 in Wichita, the daughter of Vonley and Elisabeth Barnes Dennison. Lucille worked at the Wichita Clinic for 20 years.
Lucille was married, in Wichita, to Jesse “Bill” Morgan. He preceded her in death in 1976.
Lucille was a member of the Verdigris Valley Christian Fellowship i...
Brett Joseph Heslop 1992-2010
Brett Joseph Heslop, 18, Iola, died Friday, October 29, 2010 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Brett was born February 3, 1992, in Lafayette, La. He was adopted by Steven M. Heslop in 2004.
Brett graduated from Humboldt High School in 2010, and was attending Neosho County Community College in Chanute, studying aviation.
His hobbies include skate-boarding, firearms/shooting, competing in tractor pulling and all sports at school.
Cleda Doris Rambo McCullough-Smith 1920-2010
Cleda Doris Rambo McCullough-Smith, 89, Parsons, formerly of Erie, died Friday, Oct. 29, 2010 at the Elmhaven West Nursing Home at Parsons.
She was born Dec. 13, 1920 at Mulberry, a daughter of William Lester and Ethel L. Oberg Rambo. She lived most of her early life in southeast Kansas. She graduated from Paola High School in 1937 and then earned degrees from Kansas State University in Manhattan in 1941 with a Dietary Degree in Home Economi...
Charles “Hank” Wolken 1934-2010
Charles Henry “Hank” Wolken, 76, Olathe, died Oct. 28, 2010. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 1 at McGilley and Frye Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will be in Leavenworth National Cemetery with full military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to the Olathe Medical Center Hospice House.
He is survived by his wife, Carol; three children, Helen, Charles and Brian; four granddaughters, Sh...
Harlan H. Cress 1924-2010
Harlan H. Cress, 86, Humboldt, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Harlan was born Feb. 20, 1924, on the family farm west of Humboldt, the son of Johnnie Ahiga and Della Mae Baker Cress. He attended DeWitt Rural School and graduated from Humboldt High School in 1942.
On Sept. 1, 1945, Harlan married Nieta L. Butler in Iola. They made their home and farmed west of Humboldt. In 1984, they m...
Elma Inez “Babe” Fyfe 1926-2010
Elma Inez “Babe” Fyfe, 84, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010 in Tulsa, Okla.
She was born March 16, 1926 in Fredonia, to Glenn and Grace Marie Smith Fyfe. She was a retired clerk for TG&Y.
Survivors are daughters Brenda Stapleton and Linda Martin, Tulsa; son, Tim Schrag and wife, Sheryl, Manhattan; grandchildren, Jennifer Turner, Kaitlin McGuirk, Sean Stapleton, Jessica Martin, Rebecca Martin, John Martin, Casey Martin, Jack Jackson, Joe Jackson, ...
Kenneth C. Wilson 1940-2010
Kenneth C. Wilson, 70, Wichita, retired computer programmer, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010.
Viewing: 10-4 Friday, Culbertson-Smith Mortuary, 115 S. Seneca, Wichita. Graveside service: 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 1, Memorial Park Cemetery, Chanute.
He is preceded in death by his parents Charles and Katherine Wilson and grandmother Lorene Green.
Survivors: children, Charleen Bond, Wichita, Richard C. Bond and wife, Jacque, Cottonwood Falls, Elaine Umbar...
Larry Wayne Morris 1944-2010
Larry Wayne Morris, 66, Elsmore, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 at Via Christi St. Francis Campus in Wichita.
Larry was born in Erie on July 6, 1944, the son of James O. and Josephine Dawson Morris. He graduated from Stark High School.
He was united in marriage to Helen Pergeson on March 31, 1967 in Miami, Okla. She survives, of the home.
Larry worked in construction, as a truck driver and a heavy equipment operator.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing...
Adelle Medoria “Dutch” Allen 1928-2010
Adelle Medoria “Dutch” Allen, 82, Humboldt, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010 at the Pinecrest Nursing Home in Humboldt.
Adelle was born in Sapulpa, Okla., on Oct. 18, 1928, the daughter of George and Medoria Holmes Hall. She graduated from Chanute High School in the Class of 1946.
She was united in marriage to Billy Gene Allen on Sept. 15, 1949. He preceded her in death on May 5, 1995.
She was a homemaker.
Adelle is survived by a son, Nick Allen, ...
Donna Carole Holinsworth 1951-2010
Donna Carole Holinsworth, 59, Humboldt, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010.
Donna was born March 11, 1951, at Fort Scott, the daughter of Harlan B. and Bessie Revona Odam Stokes. She grew up in the LaHarpe area.
On March 25, 1995, Donna married H.E. Holinsworth in Humboldt where they made their home. She has worked at Everbrite Electronics in Chanute for the past 11 years.
She loved to spend time with her grandkids, crocheting afghans for her family...
Grace Olive Riley 1924 – 2010
Grace Olive Riley, 86, Chanute, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010 at the Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute.
She was born April 25, 1924 in Nowata, Okla., the daughter of John A. and Myrtle Tuttle Smith. Grace graduated from Commerce High School in 1942.
She married Melvin Riley on June 6, 1942 in Miami, Okla. He preceded her in death.
Grace was a homemaker.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Chanute.
Grace is survived by ...
Wanda Lee Bright 1926-2010
Wanda Lee Bright, 84, Chanute, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010 at the Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute.
Wanda Lee was born in Parsons on April 10, 1926, the daughter of Frank L. and Dollie Hurt Ranabargar. She moved to Chanute as a baby and attended Chanute schools.
She was united in marriage to Charles L. Bright on Oct. 18, 1941 in Chanute. He preceded her in death on Jan. 29, 2003.
Wanda Lee worked with Charles as the bookkeeper for Bright...
Isaac Clinton “Ike” Costin 1918-2010
Isaac Clinton “Ike” Costin, 92, rural Altoona, Kansas, died Monday morning, Oct. 25, 2010, at Heritage Health Care in Chanute. He was born July 26, 1918, west of Derby, , the son of James Walter and Georgia Katherine Ruter Costin. Ike was a graduate of Derby High School and a lifelong farmer and rancher.
On March 27, 1938, Ike married Beryl Thoma. She survives, of the home.
He was a member of the Colfax Church.
Survivors, in addition to his ...
Fred E. Weston 1954-2010
Fred E. Weston, 56, Kansas City, Mo., died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 at Truman Medical Center, Kansas City. He was born Dec. 5, 1941 in Yates Center to Oscar and Eloyce Bishop Weston.
He was a 1971 graduate of Altoona-Midway High School.
He worked as a floral designer at Steve’s Floral, Kansas City, Mo.
Survivors include his father, Jim McAdams, Buffalo; his wife, Janet Weston, Kansas City, Mo.; children Eric Weston and Danika Matters, Kansas Ci...
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...