Betty Mae Wrestler 1940-2011
Betty Wrestler, 71, Elsmore, went to be with Jesus on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011.
Betty was born in Humboldt on June 20, 1940, the daughter of Orian and Gertrude Voss Galemore. She was united in marriage to Ron Wrestler on April 29, 1957 in Erie.
She attended Humboldt High School.
Betty was a champion trap shooter and won the National Trap Shooting Championship in 1991. She has won hundreds of trapshooting competitions and is a member of the Kans...
Chester ‘Chet’ Ray Petty 1935-2011
Chester “Chet” Ray Petty was born on Oct. 1, 1935 and died on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011 at his home with his family by his side.
Chet was born in Chanute to James and Ethel Petty who preceded him in death.
Chester had four brothers and five sisters.
He is survived by one sister, Maxine Wilson, Chanute, and his twin brother, Lester Petty, also of Chanute.
¬†Chester Ray Petty and Gertrude Eileen Brooks, also known as “Eileen,” of Erie, were mar...
Velma Cleo Scantlin 1926-2011
Velma Cleo Scantlin, 85, Humboldt, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at Arrowood Lane Residential Care Facility in Humboldt.
Velma was born May 25, 1926, in Deerfield, Mo., the daughter of Raymond and Velma Roth Ashley.
She was married to Don Scantlin Jan. 29, 1943.
They were married for 60 years until his death on July 13, 2003.
Velma is survived by one son, Dave Scantlin and wife, Sue, Iola, three daughters, Donna Vohs and husband, Bob, Wichita,...
Janet Elaine Tabor Sill 1931-2011
Janet Elaine Tabor Sill, 80, Black Diamond, Wash., died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 in Auburn, Wash. She was born Oct, 3, 1931 to Jay and Fay Hiatt Tabor in Independence. On March 21, 1952 Janet married Albert Sill in Chanute. She worked in and retired from the banking industry.
Janet was a very fun person to be with at all times. She kept busy with many household duties and loved cooking new recipes, baking her famous hand decorated Christmas co...
Marietta Norman 1926-2011
Marietta Norman died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, after a short stay at a Hurst nursing center.
Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 3200 Denton Highway, Haltom City, Texas.
A private graveside service will be held later in Neosho County Memorial Park, East 21st Street, Chanute.
Marietta was born Jan. 17, 1926, in Chanute, to Siera B. and Chelsea C. Norman. She was always interested in aviation and...
Larry Eugene Umbarger 1938-2011
Larry Eugene Umbarger, 73, Thayer, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Larry was born in rural Thayer on Jan. 4, 1938, the son of Leo and Mattie Cottrell Umbarger. He graduated from Thayer High School in 1955.
He was united in marriage to Carol May Thornton on Jan. 15, 1956 at the Thayer Christian Church. She survives, of the home.
Larry was a farmer and worked as a manager for Coop, Chanute...
Patricia Gail Fugitt Flaugher 1943-2011
Patricia Gail Fugitt Flaugher, 67, died Oct. 20, 2011 in Kindred Hospital of Hollywood, Fla. She was born Oct. 21, 1943 in Eureka, to David “Pat” Arland and Wyvona Mae Reeder Fugitt. As a small child she grew up and attended school in Humboldt until the age of 12 when she moved to Florida.
She is survived by her mother, Wyvona Cahill, Coconut Creek, Fla.; son Wilson Edward Flaugher, Jr., Miami, Fla.; daughter Gail Ann Jackson and husband, Lar...
Margarett L. Stroup 1917-2011
Margarett L. Stroup, 94, Derby, and a longtime former Erie resident, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 at the Derby Rehabilitation Center at Derby.
She was born on Oct. 19, 1917 at Savonburg, to Samuel and Martha Beckstein Williamson. She grew up at Chanute and attended schools there.
She and Willis “Brownie” Stroup were married on Feb, 7, 1937 at Fredonia. He preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 2003.
She was a homemaker and resided at the same hom...
Richard ‘Dick’ Fairchild
Richard “Dick” Fairchild, 72, Salem, Ill., died Tuesday, Oct. 25 at Salem Township Hospital. He was owner of Fairchild Auto Supply and was a Shelter Insurance agent.
Survivors include wife, Elizabeth Jones Fairchild, Salem; sons, Jeff Fairchild and wife, Virginia, Lexington, Ky., and Greg Fairchild and wife, Tawnya, Marshall, Ill.; daughter, Lisa Fairchild Stephenson and husband, John, Salem; sisters, Eleanor Fairchild Umbarger and husband, G...
Wilma Bertha Perkins 1918-2011
Wilma Bertha Perkins, 92, Humboldt, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 at the Windsor Place in Iola. She had been a resident of Humboldt since 1975.
Wilma was born in Mt. Grove, Mo., on Nov. 8, 1918, the daughter of Harvey Edwin and Susie Ann Shaw Klingensmith. She graduated from Humboldt High School in 1936.
She was united in marriage to James Franklin Perkins on Sept. 27, 1937 in Iola. He preceded her in death on Sept. 3, 2001.
Wilma was a homemak...
Donald Ervin Criger 1939-2011
Don Criger, 72, Humboldt, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 at KU Medical Center in Kansas City.
Don was born in Marmarth, N.D. on August 1, 1939, the son of George A. and Helen M. Hoag Criger. He graduated from Howard High School in Howard in 1958.
After graduation he served his country in the Army. He was united in marriage to his wife, Janey Bantz Criger, more than 52 years, He was in law enforcement and drove a truck for many years, most rece...
Dena Faye Jones 1930-2011
Dena Jones, 81, Chanute, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 at Kansas City Hospice House.
Dena was born in Washington County, Okla., on March 15, 1930, the daughter of Jim Walker and Hazel Sears Walker. She was united in marriage to Joseph Shearl Jones on Jan. 1, 1949 in Bartlesville, Okla. He preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 2004.
She received her GED in 1979 and attended Neosho County Community College. Although she was a lifelong homemaker, sh...
Carl Hines 1941-2011
Carl Hines, 70, formerly of Chanute, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011.
Carl was born in Shaw on May 2, 1941, the son of Llyod and Florence Hines. He graduated from Chanute High School in 1959.
Carl is survived by his children, one son, Alex Hines, Webb City, Mo.; and two daughters, Jo Webber, Tulsa, Okla., and D’Angela Barnes, Joplin, Mo.; siblings, Clarinda Larson, Minneapolis, Minn., Connie Witten, Chanute, Carolyn Hines, Erie, and Charles Hines,...
Eula Toon 1921-2011
Eula Toon, 90, Chanute, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2011 at Neosho Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Eula was born at Earlton on Sept. 2, 1921, the daughter of Warren W. and Bessie May Young Johnson. She married Ode Toon on August 25, 1946 in Chanute. He preceded her in death on Oct. 11, 1986.
Her favorite pastime was quilting and in her later years she made doll quilts.
Eula is survived by her children; Lana Mitchell, Pittsburg, Cathy Trelog...
Marvin Raymond Sorenson 1937-2011
Marvin Raymond Sorenson, 74, Yates Center, died at Burlington Life Care Center on Monday, Oct. 10 2011. He was born in Yates Center on Nov. 29, 1937 to William and Jessie Blalnche Willhite Sorenson. He was a master painter, working in Corpus Christi, Texas, Wichita, Burlington, Chanute and Yates Center.
Graduating from Yates Center High School in 1955, he joined the Air Force and became a jet engine mechanic.
He is survived by his wife of 45 ...
Donna M. Baker 1954-2011
Donna M. Baker, 57, Petrolia, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 at Neosho Memorial Hospital in Chanute.
Donna was born at Independence, Mo., on June 7, 1954, the daughter of Earnest and Norma Payton Warrick. She graduated from Park Hill Senior High School in Kansas City, Mo., in 1972.
She was united in marriage to William Baker on Sept. 23, 1994 in Miami, Okla. Donna was office manager at Merle Kelly Ford for 28 years.
Donna is survived by her hus...
Virgil L. Grizzle 1929-2011
Virgil L. Grizzle, 82, Chanute, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Virgil was born Sept. 19, 1929, in Iola, the son of George F. and Minnie M. Jones Grizzle. He graduated from LaHarpe High School.
On Nov. 13, 1949, Virgil married Wanda Lee Larkey and they made their home in Odense. In 1964, they moved to Wichita and since 1969, they have resided in Chanute. Virgil farmed and milked cows. He wo...
Winferd E. “Lefty” Hamm 1925-2011
Winferd E. “Lefty” Hamm, 86, Frontenac, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 at the Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg.
He was born Feb. 11, 1925 in Lockwood, Mo., the son of Abner and Belva Florence Lemaster Hamm. He had been a resident of Frontenac since 1992.
Lefty received his BA from Kansas State Teachers College in 1953 and then received his MA in Administration from Kansas State Teachers College in 1963.
He was a veteran of WWII serving his count...
Harold Marvin Bailey 1926-2011
Harold Marvin Bailey, 85, Minneapolis, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. He was born August 15, 1926 in Earlton, to Curtis A. and Edith Klauman Bailey.
Harold served in the Marine Corps during World War II. He worked as a yard foreman for the Santa Fe Railroad in Chanute and Tulsa. He was also a jack-of-all-trades working for Manley Transfer and Torrence Jewelry of Chanute as well as a watch repairman from home.
Harold was preceded in death by hi...
Barbara JoAnn Brinkmeyer 1933-2011
Barbara JoAnn Brinkmeyer, Grove, Okla., died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 in Grove, at the age of 77 years.
JoAnn was born on Nov. 8, 1933 in Chanute, to Paul and Velma Harris. She grew up in Chanute attending Chanute schools, graduating from Chanute High School in 1951. One month after graduating, she married the love of her life, Baird Brinkmeyer on June 17, 1951.
Baird and JoAnn owned and operated the Self Service Grocery Store in Humboldt for 3...