Shirley Jean Ludlum Shultz 1947-2012
Shirley Jean Ludlum Shultz, 65, Cedar Vale, died at her home Sunday, March 18, 2012. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service has been scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, March 22 at the Church of Christ in Cedar Vale. A graveside service will also be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Elsmore Cemetery, Elsmore.
Shultz was born Feb. 15, 1947, to Arthur and Maggie Laver Ludlum at Doctor Neffitt’s office in Moran. She attended Prairie Hall Grade...
Allen L. Scheikofsky 1933-2012
Allen Scheikofsky, 78, Wichita, formerly of Emporia and Matfield Green, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at Manor Care in Wichita. A graveside service will be held Monday, March 19, at 1 p.m. at the Matfield Green Cemetery in Matfield Green.
The son of Ernest “Jim” and Kathryn Elizabeth Deines Scheikofsky, he was born March 31, 1933, in Marion. He attended school in Emporia. He married Becky Weaver in 1953. They later divorced. He married Kat...
Azrell Damir Patterson 2012
Azrell Damir Patterson, 1 month and 13 days, died Friday, March 9, 2012 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Azrell was born on Jan. 25, 2012 in Chanute, the son of Sierra McClenning and Princeton Patterson.
Along with his parents, he is survived by a sister, Hailey Lanning of Chanute; grandmother, Cindy McClenning of Chanute; grandfather, Mike McClenning of Parsons; grandmother, Sherrie Patterson of Dallas, Texas; great...
Kenneth Jobe Jackson 1941-2012
Word has been received of the death of Kenneth Jobe Jackson, 71, Kansas City, Kan.
He was born March 4, 1941 in Emporia. He then moved to Chanute in 1951 at the age of 10. He attended Chanute schools and graduated in 1960. He later enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served two tours in Vietnam. He received many commendations while serving his country.
He retired in Fort Dix, N.J. as a Sgt. First Class (E-7) on April 12, 1977. He then began a...
Guadalupe “Lupe” Zaragosa Cook 1922-2012
Lupe Zaragosa Cook, 90, Chanute, died Sunday, March 11, 2012 at Chanute Healthcare in Chanute.
Lupe was born in Chanute on Feb. 20, 1922, the daughter of Guadalupe and Jaunita Jimenez. In 1941 she married Pedro Zaragosa in Chanute. He preceded her in death in 1961. She later married George Cook in 1976 and he preceded her in death in 1992.
She loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.
Lupe is survived by one son, Danny Za...
Nancy L. Smith 1947-2012
Nancy L. Smith, 65, Iola, died at her home on Sunday, March 11, 2012, after a two-year battle with cancer.
Nancy was born Jan. 25, 1947, at Chanute, the daughter of Leonard W. and Ella Mae Marsh Colvin. She grew up in Chanute and graduated from Chanute High School in 1965.
On April 16, 1966, Nancy married Galen L. Smith in Chanute. They made their home at rural Moran and later divorced. She moved to Iola five years ago.
She most recently wo...
Samuel Dean Claibourn 1955-2012
Samuel Dean Claibourn, 56, a longtime resident of Wilson County, died Thursday, March 8, 2012 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. He was born June 22, 1955 in Fredonia, the son of Buddy Dean and Nellie Shay Claibourn.
Sam attended high school in Neodesha and graduated with the class of 1973.
Sam’s survivors include his mother, Nellie Claibourn, Fredonia; two children, Amy Jacot, South Coffeyville, Okla., Jarrod Claibourn, Fredonia; two siste...
Jack G. Braden 1932-2012
Jack G. Braden, 79, Chanute, Ret. Boeing supervisor, formerly of Haysville, died Saturday, March 10, 2012. Visitation with family was Monday evening at Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel of Chanute and today, March 13, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, Haysville. Services are 2 p.m. today at the church, 7465 S. Meridian, Haysville.
He was preceded by his parents, Guy and Pearle Francis Braden, daughter, Gina, granddaughter, Julia Viol...
Wayne Dee Miller 1932-2012
Wayne Dee Miller, 79, formerly of the Benedict and Coyville area, died Friday, March 9, 2012 at Golden Living Center in Fredonia.¬†He and his twin brother, Dwayne, were born Dece. 16, 1932, in Coyville, to George Kenneth “Kack” and Virgie May Cain Miller. Wayne was a graduate of Benedict High School and then served four years, 1952-1956, in the United States Air Force, stationed mainly in Japan.¬†
On May 3, 1986, Wayne was united in marriage ...
Kenneth Edward Lance 1930-2012
Kenneth Edward Lance, 81, Fredonia, formerly of Neodesha, and Dickinson, Texas, died Sunday, March 11, 2012 at Golden Living Center in Fredonia. He was born July 13, 1930 in Buffalo, the son of Oscar and Pearl Cole Lance.¬†Kenneth was a 1950 graduate of Neodesha High School. He served in the United States Marines during the Korean War.¬†
Kenneth was a refinery operator for Standard Oil and Amoco, working in both Neodesha and later in Dickison...
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...