Elma Anna Tate Spradley 1936-2011
Elma Anna Tate Spradley, 74, Chanute, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Elma was born in Rocky Ford, Colo., on Sept. 27, 1936, the daughter of Paul Chester and Cleo Elena Gatton Tate.
She started working at McPikes Wholesale Drugs at the age of 16 and worked there until she was 19.
Elma was united in marriage to Richard Raymond Spradley on Feb. 26, 1955 in Kansas City, Mo. They moved to ...
Mary Margaret “Peggy” McKinley 1940-2011
Mary Margaret “Peggy” Gentry McKinley, former Neodesha resident and resident of Chanute, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
Peggy was born Dec. 27, 1940 in Neodesha, the daughter of Vance and Alberta Wilson Gentry. Peggy attended school in Neodesha and graduated in 1958. She was employed as a CNA for more than 40 years before retiring.
Peggy married Ray A. Hilts on June 28, 1957 in Neodesha, they later d...
Edward D. Sharp 1941-2011
Edward D. Sharp, 69, Toronto, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 at Waverly.
Ed was born in Virgil on Dec. 3, 1941 the son of Streeter and Rhea Albin Sharp. He moved with his family to the Torontoarea where he graduated from Toronto High School.
He worked for Black Top in Topeka before starting his own painting business.
He is survived by his brother, Glen Sharp, Yates Center; three nephews; and one niece.
Memorial service will be 10 a.m. Friday, Jan...
Shirley Ann Headings 1949-2011
Shirley Ann Headings, 61, Mayfield, Ky, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 at the Heritage Manor in Mayfield after a brief illness.
She was born on June 10, 1949 at Kingman, a daughter of Edwin and Naomi Elliott Antrim. She was raised in the Kingman area and attended school there.
She was united in marriage to Richard Clements in the late 1960s. They later divorced.
She married Clifford Headings in the early 1980s in Kingman. Shortly after her ma...
J.B. Sandbothe 1956-2011
J.B. Sandbothe, 54, Cassville, Mo., formerly of Fredonia, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 at St. John’s Medical Center in Springfield, Mo. He was born Dec. 8, 1956 in Wichita, the son of Joseph J. and Sharon Prunty Sandbothe. J.B. attended school in Wichita and graduated from East High School. He was a self-employed heavy equipment operator.
Survivors include his father, Joe Sandbothe, Fredonia; four children, Colter Sandbothe, Dalton Sandbothe,...
Regina P. “Ginny” Smith 1943-2011
Regina Pauline Smith (Hicks) was born on June 14, 1943 in New Britain, Connecticut to Adam and Ella Hicks. She was baptized soon after in St. Andrew’s Luthuanian Catholic Church. She was very proud of her 100% Lithuanian heritage and visited Luthiania seven times in her life. In her last visit to Lithuania in 2008 she was there 35 days and gave 28 lectures on geriatric nursing which was her specialty in Nursing.
After graduating from New Brit...
Debra M. Davis 1956-2011
Debra M. Davis, 54, Yates Center, died Monday, Jan. 17.
Debra was born August 3, 1956 in Denver, Colo., the daughter of James Walter and Fleeta Williams Hoag. She grew up in Parsons, Iola, and Commerce City, Colo. She graduated from Adams City High School in Commerce City, Colo.
She married John T. Davis Jr., Oct. 1, 1982 in Commerce City, Colo. She moved to Toronto in 2001, and Yates Center in 2009.
Debra is survived by one daughter, Emmy L...
John Joseph Silvey 1922-2011
John Joseph Silvey, 88, Olathe, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 in Olathe. He was born June 30, 1922 in Piedmont, Okla., to Wallace and Alice Silvey. He served our country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He then attended Kansas City College and Bible School. He met and married Beulah James while attending classes at the college.
He enjoyed a long career as a printer. He was a longtime member of Overland Park Church of God (Holiness). He attended C...
Oksana Grugorivna Krokstrom, 34, Choctaw, Okla
Oksana Grugorivna Krokstrom, 34, Choctaw, Okla., died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 at Oklahoma University Medical Center after a two-month battle with a rare cancer.
Oksana Krokstrom was born August 5, 1976 in Lubny, Ukraine to Grugory and Lubov Grypa. She completed nursing school in 1994 and worked in Lubny Central Hospital. She received a Master’s degree in Management from Poltava University of Consumers’ Cooperation in 2007.
On April 4, 2007 she ...
Pauline Herder Carson Swain 1915-2011
Pauline Herder Carson Swain, 95, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011 in McPherson.
After graduating from high school she went to work in El Dorado in her sister-in-law’s caf√©. There is where she met her husband Lewis Carson. They were married for 47 years. To this reunion four children were born. Robert Lewis, twins Marion Ray and Marilyn Kay and Larry “Kit” Dean Carson. Pauline worked at Boeing Aircraft Company in Wichita for 23 years while livin...
John Starliper 1952-2011
John Starliper, 58, Savonburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
He was born Nov. 20, 1952 at Fort Scott, the son of Jackie and Mable Louise Cook Starliper. He attended schools in the Savonburg area before graduating from Elsmore Grade School. He then attended Moran High School. John married Nancy Masters on May 28, 1972 at Elsmore. This union was blessed with four children. John was a farmer a...
Howard L. Sell 1917-2011
Howard L. Sell, 93, a lifelong resident of Fredonia, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 at Fredonia Regional Hospital. He was born Sept. 16, 1917 in Fredonia, the son of Irv and May Myers Sell. Howard graduated in 1935 from Fredonia High School and 1939 from the College of Emporia.
Howard served his country during World War II in the Army Air Corps 1941-1946 on bases in the United States and Europe.
Howard was employed as the manager of Radiant El...
Lola Breiner Daniels Giertz 1914-2011
Lola Breiner Daniels Giertz, 96, Chanute, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Lola was born in Chanute on June 29, 1914, the daughter of Henry and Ida Friederich Breiner. She graduated from Chanute High School in 1932 and also attended Chanute Junior College.
She was united in marriage to Bill Daniels on June 3, 1935 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Chanute. He preceded her in death on Nov...
Mary Elizabeth Hoelting 1919-2011
Mary Elizabeth Hoelting, 91, rural Olpe, died Sunday, Jan. 16 at her home.
Mary Elizabeth Birkenfeld was born July 5, 1919 in Nazareth, Texas, the daughter of Bernard and Elizabeth Leinen Birkenfeld. She married Norbert Hoelting Oct. 17, 1939 in Nazareth. He survives, of the home.
Also surviving are sons, Floyd Hoelting and wife, JoEllen, Austin, Texas, Henry Hoelting and wife, Marsha, Olpe, Daryl Hoelting and wife, Kim, Salina, Galen Hoelti...
Doris Jeanne Love 1935-2010
Doris Jeanne Love, 75, Chanute, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010 at her home in Chanute.
Doris was born in Kansas City, Kan. on August 31, 1935, the daughter of Harvey Joseph and Martha A. Wilmot Johnson. She attended Richmond High School in Richmond, Mo.
Doris was united in marriage to Wallace Love on Sept. 16, 1950 in Richmond. After 53 years of marriage, he preceded her in death on September 29, 2003.
She worked at Neosho Paper Products for 1...
Margie Jean Kisner 1924-2011
Margie Jean Kisner, 86, died Thursday morning, Jan. 13, 2011 in Conway, Ark., at St. Andrew’s Nursing Home. She was born March 6, 1924 in Numa, Iowa to Charles and Irene Lepper Kelse. She was married to the late Donald Ray Kisner He preceded her in death on July 19, 2008.
Margie was a resident of Okmulgee, Okla., for 63 years and was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.
Margie is survived by her children, Donna King, Edmond, Okla.,...
Thomas “Tom” Swan 1946-2011
Thomas “Tom” Swan, family man, outdoorsman, sports fanatic, and practical joker, was born August 24, 1946 in Parsons, Kansas. A “small town” boy, Tom spent his youth fishing, playing ball and working for his dad at Swan Brothers Grocery. His love of athletics — he was a Kansas All State Basketball Player and college baseball player — led Tom to his first career as a teacher and coach. Tom and his family moved to Texas in 1984 when he and his ...
Thomas Edwin Johnson 1942-2011
Thomas Edwin Johnson, 68, Chanute, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Thomas was born in Dalhart, Texas on April 18, 1942, the son of Guy and Betty Hayes Johnson. He graduated from high school and attended college for a short while.
He served his country in the United States Marine Corps.
Thomas was united in marriage to Theodora “Teddy” Spencer on Nov. 16, 1983. She survives, of the home.
Orville “Jack” Umbarger 1911-2011
Orville “Jack” Leon Umbarger, 99, Thayer, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Jack was born in Earlton on March 21, 1911, the son of Harry and Bessie Miller Umbarger. He attended Brewster School and Thayer High School.
He was united in marriage to Eula Watt on Nov. 25, 1935 in Las Vegas. She preceded him in death on June 27, 2006.
Jack worked as a heavy equipment operator.
He is survived by hi...
Maxine Flora Hamill Baker 1921-2011
Maxine Flora Hamill Baker, 89, Chanute, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 at the Pinecrest Nursing Home in Humboldt.
Maxine was born in Chanute on Dec. 28, 1921, the daughter of Thomas Floyd and Marie Daisy Sawyer Hamill.
Maxine became a nurse very early in life, working in nursing homes until her retirement.
She is survived by four sons, Floyd Eugene Moody and his wife, Cheryl, Enid, Okla., Jerry Dennis Williams and his wife, Sandy, Paul Dean Wil...