Vondina ‘Bonnie’ Morgan 1910-2008
Vondina “Bonnie” Nelson Morgan, 98, Coyville, died Sunday, December 14, 2008.
She was born Nov. 29, 1910, in the Morgan Valley area south of Coyville to Esau and Ollie Bell Fiscus Nelson.
She married Ralph Cecil “Bill” Morgan on April 3, 1933, in Yates Center. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include two sons, Wayne Morgan, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Gary Morgan, Parker, Colo.; a daughter, Mary Spillman, Wichita; and several grandchildre...
Richard ‘Rich’ Clark
Richard “Rich” Clark, 62, rural St. Paul, died Monday, December 15, 2008, at his home. He had been in failing health.
Arrangements are pending with Carson-Wall Funeral Home, St. Paul.
Lucile Lema Edwards 1913-2008
Lucile Lema Edwards, 95, longtime resident of Fredonia, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008 at her daughter’s home in Joplin, Mo. She was born April 18, 1913 in Batesville, Ark. She moved to the Wilson County area when she was 18. She worked for a few years at the Kansas Ammunition Plant and owned and operated an antique store in Fredonia.
On August 21, 1931 she married Fred Alton Edwards. He died March 21, 1992.
She was a longtime member of the Bible...
Doyle Ray ‘Bud’ Niemeyer 1949-2008
Doyle Ray “Bud” Niemeyer, 59, Yates Center, died Friday, December 12, 2008, at Coffey County Hospital, Burlington.
He was born May 3, 1949, in Gary, Ind., to Ernest and Norma Trueblood Niemeyer. He graduated from Lowell High School in 1967, and Indiana State University in 1974.
He was employed as District Park Manager for Cross Timbers and Fall River State Parks.
He married Linda Yocum at Crown Point, Ind., on Oct. 4, 1969. She survives.
Elmer E. McCready 1927-2008
Elmer E. McCready, 81, Chanute, died Thursday, December 11, 2008 at Heritage Health Center.
He was born Sept. 15, 1927, at Brazilton to Arthur James and Lucy May Johnson McCready.
He married Betty Willis Mitchell on April 19, 1989, in Dallas, Texas. She survives.
He served in the Army and Air Force for 27 years in Germany, Japan and United States.
He worked for the Dallas Federal Reserve in accounting.
Other survivors include two daughters, ...
Olga Glasgow 1914-2008
Olga Glasgow, 94, Thayer, died Thursday, December 11, 2008, at Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute.
She was born Sept. 25, 1914, in Hodgeman, Colo., to Jacob Hubin and Katie Ewy.
She married Edward F. Glasgow on Feb. 20, 1942, in Columbus. He preceded her in death.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a brother, Raymond Hubin, Jetmore; a nephew, Fred Rehmert, Thayer; two nieces, Cleva Chambers, Thayer, and Linda Haviland, Chanute.
Helen M. Link 1925-2008
Helen M. Link, 83, Yates Center, died Friday, December 12, 2008.
She was born June 8, 1925, in Geneva to Tal and Mettie Klages Sherwood. She attended County Line School in Geneva.
She married Edward E. “Ed” Link on Oct. 11, 1949, in Iola. He died July 11, 1997.
She and her husband farmed and raised cattle in the Owl Creek community. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Yates Center.
Survivors include two sons, Robert D. and Danie...
Dean Harvey Masters 1924-2008
Dean Harvey Masters, 84, Moran, died Tuesday, December 9, 2008, in Topeka.
He was born Aug. 2, 1924, in Herington. He grew to manhood on the family farm southwest of Burlingame.
He married Betty Barber, Eskridge, on Oct. 15, 1945, at Emporia. She survives. They had just celebrated their 63rd anniversary. This union was blessed with eight children.
He began serving in the U.S. Air Force in 1947 and retired in 1960, due to a medical discharge. ...
Lela E. Masquelier Harts 1922-2008
Lela E. Masquelier Harts, 86, Chanute, died Wednesday, December 10, 2008, at Chanute Healthcare Center.
She was born Aug. 23, 1922, in Erie to Grant L. and Lyda Beard Hines. She attended St. Paul High School.
She married Oscar Masquelier in 1954. He died in 1969. She married Kenneth B. Harts in 1978 in Miami, Okla. He died in 1988.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jeannie and Bill Chard, Chanute; three ste...
Wendall D. ‘Red’ DeLong 1929-2008
Wendall D. “Red” DeLong, 79, Yates Center, died Thursday, December 11, 2008, at Yates Center Health Care Center.
He was born Nov. 19, 1929, in Strawn to Roy A. and Tracy Phillips DeLong. He graduated from Strawn High School in 1947.
He worked at the Kansas Fire Marshall’s Department from 1988 to 1995, when he retired.
He was a member of the Christian Church, Yates Center.
Survivors include his wife, Alice DeLong, Yates Center; two sons, Willi...
Brenda Jean Holtsclaw Rush 1951-2008
Brenda Jean Holtsclaw Rush, 57, died Monday, December 8, 2008, in Sand Springs, Okla.
She was born Sept. 26, 1951, in Wichita to Marvin and Betty Holtsclaw.
She was employed with the city of Sand Springs and attended Fisher Baptist Church in Sand Springs.
Survivors include her husband, Philip Rush; three sons, Danny Fisher and Herbert Reed, both of Chanute, and Russell Rush, Olathe; two daughters, Angie Crisp, Claremore, Okla., and Gail Rush,...
Aurora I. Gutierrez 1923 – 2008
Aurora I. Gutierrez, 85, Humboldt, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2008 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Aurora was born in Chanute on July 31, 1923 the daughter of Martin and Maria Navarette Ramirez.
She was united in marriage to Felipe Gutierrez on Oct. 31, 1949 in Neodesha.¬†He preceded her in death.
She worked as a medical aide in nursing homes.
Aurora is survived by a daughter, Delfina Munoz, Chanute; three sons, Emeterio ...
Col. Norman B. Gates 1954-2008
Col. Norman B. Gates, 76, Topeka, formerly of Lawrence, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2008. He was born on Aug. 7, 1932 to Charles and Mary Gates.
He married Carol Jester on Aug. 14, 1954 in Chanute. He served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for 23 years. His family included five children, Gwen, Sandy, Brian, Eric and Dana; 6 granddaughters; and 3 great-grandsons.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11 at East Side Baptist...
Dale ‘Dutch’ Biele 1913-2008
Dale “Dutch” Biele, 94, formerly of Chanute, died Saturday, December 6, 2008, at Pinnacle Ridge Nursing Home, Olathe.
He was born in Bentonville, Ark., on Dec. 19, 1913, to Fred and Dora Spivey Biele.
He married Rosemary Cooper on May 24, 1937, in Iola. She died on Oct. 25, 2006.
He worked as a Rail Car Inspector for the Santa Fe Railroad until his retirement.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Janie and Bill Yeamans and Suza...
Bertha A. ‘Nanny’ Wilmot 1915-2008
Bertha A. “Nanny” Wilmot, 93, Chanute, died Friday, December 5, 2008, at Heritage Health Center.
She was born May 28, 1915, in Chanute to Raymond and Ethel Glover.
She married Harvey Johnson in 1933. He died during World War II. She married Charles Wilmot in Chanute in 1956. He also preceded her in death.
She worked as a machine operator in the clothing industry.
Survivors include a daughter, Doris J. Love, Chanute; a son, Charles P. Wilmo...
Beuford Elwin “Beau” Tindal 1935-2008
Beuford Elwin “Beau” Tindal, 73, formerly of Chanute, died Saturday, November 29, 2008, at his daughters’ home, surrounded by his family, after a long battle with cancer.
He was born on April 4, 1935, in Randlett, Okla., to Elmer William and Clara Le√≥n Marsh Tindal. He grew up in Madera, Calif., graduating from Madera High School in 1953.
He served in the U. S. Navy from April 1953 to March 1957, and then received his Bachelors in Electrical ...
Addis Christopher Messersmith 1915-2008
Addis Christopher Messersmith, 93, Humboldt, died Thursday, December 4, 2008, at Chanute Healthcare Center. He had been in failing health for the past several months.
He was born May 2, 1915, to Ephraim and Cora Mae Drake Messersmith south of Coffeyville. He graduated from Tyro High School in 1935.
He retired from the Montgomery County Bridge and Road Crew in May 1980, after 34 years of employment.
He married Mildred Comstock Hughes on Sept....
Bertha A. Wilmot
Bertha A. Wilmot, 93, Chanute, died Friday, December 5, 2008, at Heritage Healthcare Center.
Arrangements are pending with Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel.
Verle F. Bachelder 1915-2008
Verle F. Bachelder, 92, Yates Center, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008 at Coffey County Hospital, Burlington.
He was born Dec. 22, 1915 in Benton, the son of Roscoe and Lydia Meyersick Bachelder.
He grew up on a farm near Benton and graduated from Benton High School.
He farmed and worked at the aircraft factory in Wichita. He farmed and drove a school bus for 11 years in Woodson County. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Ross Scott 1920-2008
Thomas Ross Scott, 88, Fredonia, died Wednesday, December 3, 2008, at Fredonia regional Hospital.
He was born Feb. 10, 1920, in Fall River to Thomas Jefferson and Mary Pearl Ivey Scott.
He retired from the street department of the City of Fredonia.
On Feb. 27, 1939, in Fredonia he married Ruth Lyon. She survives.
He was a member of the Fire Baptized Holiness Church in Fredonia.
Other survivors include a son, Jimmy Ross Scott, Cherryvale; four...