Lila E. Peters-Toedman 1918-2009
Lila E. Nitchman Peters-Toedman, 90, passed away peacefully into the Loving Arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ, Sept. 5, 2009.
She was born Dec. 5,1918 in Sheridan, Wyoming to John and Dessie (Moody) Nitchman.
Lila was preceded in death by her parents, and stepfather Jack Vestal, her first husband Joseph and second husband Charles Toedman, her brothers, Sheldon Nitchman and Vernon Ward, sisters, Virginia Solberg and Mary Metcalf.
She is surviv...
Michael W. Riggs
Graveside services for Michael W. Riggs, 54, Warrensburg, will be 1 p.m. Friday at Thayer Cemetery under the direction of Penwell-Gabel Funeral Homes and Crematories.
Sharon Sandbothe 1933-2009
Sharon Sandbothe, 76, rural Fredonia, died Wednesday, September 2, 2009, at Fredonia Regional Hospital.
She was born March 17, 1933, in Benedict to Robert and Madge O’Brien Prunty. She was a graduate of Benedict High School.
In 1953, she married Joseph J. Sandbothe. He survives.
For many years, the Sandbothes owned and operated J&S Orchard, north of Fredonia.
Other survivors include a daughter, Pam Ebel, Tulsa, Okla.; a son, J.B. Sandbo...
Donna E. Sherwood 1932-2009
Donna E. Sherwood, born July 8, 1932, in Viola, died Sunday, August 30, 2009, in Coffeyville.
Donna grew up and attended schools in Wichita, where she also worked as a waitress for several years. It was through her waitressing that she met Ed Sherwood, whom she later married on Dec. 22, 1949. They remained committed to one another until Ed’s death on Nov. 15, 1981.
Throughout the course of their marriage, Donna and Ed owned and operated resta...
Marland C. Highbaugh 1918-2009
Marland C. Highbaugh, 91, a former resident of Presbyterian Village, died Monday, August 31, 2009, at Fort Scott Medicalodge.
He was born Jan. 18, 1918, in Wellington to Martin Cleveland and Zoe Walker Highbaugh.
He married Annabel Louise Martin on May 12, 1940, at Bronson. She died on Jan. 18, 2002.
In his earlier years, he was an avid athlete who played semi-pro baseball and was invited to play for the St. Louis Cardinals; with encouragemen...
William J. ‘Bill’ Hollis 1921-2009
William J. “Bill” Hollis, 87, rural Erie, died Saturday, August 22, 2009, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul. He was born Sept. 5, 1921, in Fredonia, the eldest child of Edgar Leon and Rebecca Corinne McGhie Hollis. He grew up in Fredonia, graduating from Fredonia High School in 1937 at age 16. He went on to graduate from the University of Kansas in 1948 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration. He retu...
Billy Edward ‘Soapy’ Solander 1927-2009
Billy Edward “Soapy” Solander, 82, died Friday, August 28, 2009, at Allen County Hospital in Iola.
He was born Jan. 16, 1927, in Yates Center to Roy C. and Jennie G. Pearl Solander. He attended school in Yates Center. He was a lifelong resident of Yates Center and a lived in the same house he was born in.
He served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a member of the Yates Center VFW Post 3739 and the American Legion Post 13....
Henry Frederick ‘Fred’ Tilman 1935-2009
Henry Frederick “Fred” Tilman, 74, Humboldt, died Friday, August 28, 2009, at his residence.
He was born March 29, 1935, in Humboldt to Charles A. and Enos J. Moody Tilman. He attended Humboldt Schools.
He served in the United States Air Force.
He married Christina L. Olson on June 20, 1994, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Humboldt. She survives.
He worked in the shipping department at Monarch Cement Company until his retirement at age 6...
Rebecca ‘Becky’ Thornton 1936-2009
Rebecca “Becky” Thornton, 73, St. Paul, died Saturday, August 29, 2009, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
She was born April 25, 1936, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Emil Robert and Ella Hortense Watson Snively. She grew up and attended schools in Colorado Springs where she graduated from high school.
In 1957, she moved to Humboldt where she lived until moving to Chanute in 1964. She then moved to Walnut in March 2005, where ...
Gary Lee Wise Jr. 1973-2009
Gary Lee Wise Jr., born in Frankfurt, Germany, on Jan. 1, 1973, lost his courageous two-year battle to cancer the morning of Friday, August 28, 2009.
Gary grew up and attended school in Eureka and graduated with the class of 1991. Gary was employed by the Kansas Department of Transportation.
Gary was united in marriage to Rebecca Ann Noble on June 8, 1996, in Marysville, Wash. They shared more than 13 years of marriage.
Gary is survived by th...
Fred Tillman, 74, Humboldt, died Friday, August 28, 2009, at his residence.
Arrangements are pending with Penwell-Gabel Humboldt Chapel.
Reinhard J. Albert 1926-2009
Reinhard J. Albert, 82, Yates Center, died Thursday, August 27, 2009, at Coffey County Hospital in Burlington.
He was born Dec. 2, 1926, in Maize. He attended St. Marks Catholic School in St. Marks. .
On Dec. 10, 1954, he married Dolores M. Heimerman at Fort Leonardwood, Mo. They shared more than 54 years of marriage. She survives.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He received the National Defense Service Meda...
Pat Wayne Doyle 1953-2009
Pat Wayne Doyle, 55, died Tuesday, August 25, 2009, at Yates Center Health Care.
He was born Dec. 21, 1953, at Allen County Hospital in Iola to Hugh and Flossie Brodman Doyle. He graduated from Yates Center High School in 1972 and attended Southeast Kansas Technical School at Coffeyville.
He was employed with Chanute’s Churchill Manufacturing for 20 years. He worked for John Deere in Coffeyville for 11 years before retiring.
Lynda J. Galemore 1948-2009
Lynda J. Galemore, 61, South Hutchinson, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009 at Via Christi-St. Francis Campus in Wichita.
She was born June 16, 1948 in Hutchinson, the daughter of Clive and Merla Gregg Cunday. She was a 1966 graduate of Nickerson High School and a CNA at Mennonite Manor in South Hutchinson.
She was a member of Nickerson United Methodist Church.
On Sept. 1, 1979 she married William Bruce Wilson in Nickerson. He died Oct. 14, 2003. Sh...
The Reverend Gary Bates 1945 – 2009
The Rev. Gary Grant Bates, 64, Chanute, died Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at his home.
Gary was born in Belleville on Jan. 28, 1945 the son of Ottho Grant and Dellia Katherine Welch Bates.
He was united in marriage to Wanda Ball Hostetler. They later divorced. He later married Ona Mae Bearl on March 6, 1993 in Chanute. She survives.
Before coming to Chanute, Gary served 18 years with the Salvation Army, visiting prison inmates, hospitals, and ...
Bobbie Lee Knowles 1929-2009
Bobbie Lee Knowles, 79, Parsons, died Tuesday, August 25, 2009, at his home. He had been in failing health.
He was born Sept. 4, 1929, at rural Altoona to Stephen E. and Winnie Cox Knoles. He graduated from Fredonia High School.
He served with the Kansas National Guard during the Korean War.
He was a civil service employee for more than 30 years.
He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.
He married Glenna Weldy on Sept. 2, 1950, at Fred...
Shannon L. Petty 1970-2009
Shannon “Joe” Lee Petty, 38, Chanute, died Sunday, August 23, 2009, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 4, 1970, in Chanute to Lester and Judy Houston Petty. He attended Chanute Schools and graduated from Mid-American Nazarene University. He worked as a Peer Specialist at the Resource Center for Independent Living for the last several years. He was a long-standing member of the Chanute Church of the Nazarene. He l...
Patty ‘Pat’ L. Parks 1939-2009
Patty “Pat” L. Parks, 69, Yates Center, died Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at the Yates Center Health Care. She was born Nov. 13, 1939 in Shell Knob, Mo., the daughter of Harvey and Edith Moore Cooper. She graduated from Yates Center High School in 1957. She was the owner operator of the Tip Top Caf√© from 1990 until 1995. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Yates Center. On June 23, 1957 she was united in marriage to Clifford P...
Ketha M. Cline 1924-2009
Ketha M. Cline, 84, Fredonia, died Friday, August 21, 2009, at Labette County Medical Center in Parsons.
She was born Dec. 26, 1924, in Gypsum to Frank and Nora Knapp Kitterman. She graduated from Gypsum High School.
She married Robert Earl Cline in 1943 in Gypsum. He died Jan. 29, 1999.
She was employed at Hinkle’s Clothing Store for 15 years.
Survivors include two sons, Steven Cline, Las Vegas, Nev., and Robert Cline, Fredonia; a daughter, ...
John L. Shipps 1911-2009
John L. Shipps, 98, Iola, died Saturday, August 22, 2009, at Windsor Place in Iola.
He was born June 16, 1911, in Centropolis to Joseph and Ruby Van Briggle Shipps.
He married Ruth Davis on April 3, 1937. In 1947 they moved to Topeka where he worked for Martin Tractor Company as a field service mechanic. They divorced in 1971. She preceded him in death in August 2002.
He moved to Iola in 1971, continuing to work for Martin Tractor Company a...