Mary Irene Schultz 1919-2011
Mary Irene Schultz, 91, a longtime resident of Lafontaine, died, Sunday, June 26, 2011 at her home. She was born August 21, 1919 in Protection, the daughter of Peter and Bessie Thomas Ratzlaff. She was a homemaker.
On May 4, 1941, at Fredonia, she married Cornelius Schultz. He preceded her in death May 13, 2009.
She was a member of the Church of God in Christ-Mennonite.
Mary is survived by her children, Eugene Schultz, Neodesha, Wayne Schult...
Oella Louise Baughn 1920-2011
Oella Louise Baughn, 90, Chanute, died Friday, June 24, 2011 at Heritage Health Care in Chanute.
Oella was born in Chanute on Dec. 13, 1920, the daughter of Roy and Grace Goltry Smith. She attended Chanute High School.
Oella married B.T. “Tom” Baughn Jan. 29, 1945 in Nowata, Okla. He preceded her in death.
She was the manager of the Safari Museum Gift Shop.
Oella is survived by her sons, Dr. Robert Baughn and his wife, Myra, Houston, Texas, a...
David Webster Olson, Jr. 1916-2011
David Webster Olson, Jr., 95, Prairie Village, died Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Monday, June 27, at the First Lutheran Church, 6400 State Line Road Mission Hills, Kan., with funeral services following at 11 a.m. Burial in Edwardsville Cemetery, Edwardsville, Kan. Memorial contributions may be made to KC Blind All Stars Foundation, @ Kansas School for the Blind, 1100 State Av...
Sandra Mae Klingensmith 1982-2011
Sandra Mae Klingensmith, 28, Independence, died Monday, June 20, 2011 in Estes Park, Colo.
Sandra was born at Great Bend on Nov. 11, 1982, the daughter of Gene Klingensmith and Marylin Albin Klingensmith Hudson. She graduated from Chanute High School and attended Emporia State University.
Sandra loved music, singing and couponing. She was an active board member of the SKIL Resource Center, advocating for people with disabilities.
Sandra is su...
Larry Neal Toomey 1947-2011
Larry Neal Toomey, 64, died on Friday, June 17, 2011 at his residence in Bernice, Okla.
The son of Harry and Maxine Lukins Toomey, he was born on April 28, 1947 in Chanute.
Larry served in the United States Armey from 1965 until 1971.
He earned his Associate’s degree from Neosho Community College in Chanute.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Toomey. Larry is survived by his three children, Toney Toomey, Garry Toomey and Kathie Heck...
Kathleen Joyce Dillon 1962-2011
Kathleen Joyce Dillon, 49, died at her home in Humboldt on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, after a long battle with cancer.
She was born June 11, 1962, in Chanute, to Michael and Bernice Coffey Dillon. She grew up east of Humboldt and graduated from Humboldt High School in 1980. She also received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Southwestern College in Winfield, with a double major of Art and English.
She worked as a personal caregiver for more than...
Nancy A. Roper 1945-2011
Nancy A. Roper, 66, Parsons, died Monday, June 20, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center at Chanute.
She was born on May 31, 1945 at Parsons to Arlon and Avis York Jones. She grew up at Parsons and attended Parsons grade schools and Labette County Community High School.
She worked at Johnson’s Café in her youth and later at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant. She also worked at Venture Line, Alloway’s Restaurant, and the Parsonia...
Brett A. Robinson 1968-2011
Brett A. Robinson, 42, Port Richey, Fla., died unexpectedly on May 11, 2011.
He was born July 11, 1968.
He married Sue Vincent on July 3, 1993. She survives, of the home.
Also surviving are a son, Austin, his parents Jim and Viki Robinson; two sisters, Charissa and Bettie; his father and mother-in-law, Joe and Mary Vincent; five sisters-in-law, Darla Housner, Jean Zandler, Loretta King, Penny Harris and Rose Fox; four brothers-in-law, David, J...
Marion Ethel Shaw 1924-2011
Marion Ethel Shaw, 87, died Thursday, June 16, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
Marion was born in Pasadena, Calif., on March 9, 1924, the daughter of Alfred F. and Lovella E. Slater Shaw. She graduated from San Marino High School in Pasadena. She later graduated from Pasadena Junior College with an Associate’s Degree. She moved to Chanute in 1980, returned to Long Beach, Calif., and came back to Chanute in 1999.
Lawrence Raymond Crawford 1926-2011
Lawrence Raymond Crawford, 84, Iola, died Friday, June 17, 2011, at his home.
Lawrence was born Sept. 24, 1926, at Osage, the son of William Medford and Hazel Rachel Viola May Rider Crawford. He grew up on a farm southeast of Humboldt and was a member of the Humboldt High School Class of 1946.
On June 28, 1947, he married Dorothy Jean Adams in Iola and they made their home in Humboldt. He owned and operated Crawford & Storrer Implement Company...
Jerry Marvin Morgan 1936-2011
Jerry Marvin Morgan, 74, Braman,Okla., died Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Select Specialty Hospital in Wichita. He was born Nov. 15, 1936 in Sycamore, the son of Clyde F. and Lenora Seckman Morgan.
Jerry joined the United States Air Force in 1954, achieving the rank of Tech Sergeant. He retired after 20 years of service in 1975. In 1978, he became a computer engineer for AT&T, where he retired in 1998.
On July 29, 1961 in Fredonia, Jerry ma...
Dustin Ray Kellerman 1981-2011
Dustin Kellerman, 29, Chanute, died Monday, June 13, 2011 at his residence.
Dustin was born in Garnett on Dec. 6, 1981, the son of Dennis Ray and Ellen Gray Kellerman. He graduated from Chanute High School in 2001.
He currently worked at Tri-Valley in Chanute.
Dustin is survived by his father, Dennis Kellerman and his wife, Dotty, Chanute, and his mother, Ellen Kellerman, Chanute; one brother, Daniel L. Kellerman, Gulfport, Miss.; one steps...
Deborah L. Hughes 1956-2011
Deborah L. Hughes, 55, Felton, Wyo., died at her home Wednesday, May 25, 2011.
She was born Jan. 15, 1956 in Chillicothe, Mo., daughter of the late Oren Ayers and Mildred King.
She was a homemaker and member of Calvary Assembly of God.
She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Ralph Hughes; a daughter, Alysia Chambers, Georgetown; a son, Malcolm Hughes, Newark, Wyo.; siblings Carolyn Kerstetter, David King, Sandy Matlock, Chanute, Raymond Ki...
Brenda Lee Nelson 1958-2011
Brenda Lee Nelson, 53, Parsons, died Sunday, June 12, 2011 at Labette Health in Parsons. She died after her long courageous battle with cancer.
She was born on June 2, 1958 in Chanute to William and Virginia Mendenhall. She grew up in Chanute, Webb City, and Parsons. She attended grade school at Chanute and Webb City and then junior high and high school at Parsons graduating from Parsons High School in 1976. She attended Labette Community Col...
Angela “Ang” Marie Sanchez 1982-2011
Angela Sanchez, 29, Independence, died Saturday, June 11, 2011 in Independence.
Angela was born at Chanute on Jan. 3, 1982, the daughter of Gerald and Sheryl Giefer Sanchez. She graduated from Chanute High School in 2000. She was currently attending Independence Community College where she was studying to become a vet tech in order to purse her passion for animals.
She was a fun loving and caring person who had a smile that could light up a...
Francis J. “Frank” Giefer 1921-2011
Francis J. “Frank” Giefer, 90, lifelong farmer and stockman of St. Paul, died Sunday, June 12, 2011 at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
He was born Jan. 11, 1921, in South Mound, to Francis Jacob and Anna Marie Holtkamp Giefer.
At the age of 16 when his father had a stroke, Frank assumed responsibility for running the family farm to support his family. He married Lois Marie Steinbacher on Sept. 12, 1944, in South Mound.
He was ...
Steve Espinosa 1931-2011
Steve Espinosa, 80, Del City, Okla., died Sunday, May 29, 2011.
He was born May 25, 1931 in LeLoup, Kan., to Angel and Esperanza Espinosa. He grew up in Ottawa and attended Ottawa High School.
He enlisted in the Air Force May 18, 1951 and served more than 54 years, retiring in 2006 as a sheet metal mechanic at the Air Force Logistics Center, Tinker, Okla.
Survivors include three daughters, Renee Garza, Hugo, Fla., Monique Espinosa, Florida, an...
Vincent Michael Thummel 1922-2011
Vincent Thummel, 88, Iola, died Thursday, June 9, 2011 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Vincent was born at Tipton on Sept. 11, 1922, the son of Joe and Anna Marie Simeon Thummel. He married Yvonne Anita Ulin on Oct. 28, 1946 in Piqua. He served in the U.S. Army in the Phillipines during WWII.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Humboldt, VFW, American Legion and Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife; one son, Bob T...
Eileen D. McAtee 1927-2011
Eileen D. McAtee, 84, St. Paul, died Thursday, June 9, 2011 at her residence. Death was unexpected.
She was born March 10, 1927, at rural Parsons, to Edward S. and Gladys Hull Volmer. She grew up in the rural Parsons area and attended St. Patrick’s Grade School and Parsons High School, graduating in 1946. She also attended Parsons Junior College.
On Nov.r 7, 1946 she married George W. “Short” McAtee at the St. Joseph Church in South Mound.
Margaret Ellen Row 1961-2011
Margaret Ellen Row, 50, Joplin, Mo., formerly of Fredonia, died Monday, June 6, 2011 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Mo., as the result of injuries sustained in the May 22, 2011 Joplin tornado. She was born March 31, 1961 in Fredonia, the daughter of Billie Palmer Kidd and the late William A. Row. Margaret was a 1979 graduate of Fredonia High School. She attended college at Labette Community College in Parsons and obtained her RN nursin...