Daniel Ramirez 1945-2009
Daniel “Dan the Man” Ramirez, 63, Kansas City, Mo., died Saturday, April 25, 2009.
He was born Nov. 19, 1945, in Humboldt to Santos and Patricia Ramirez. He graduated from Chanute High School.
He recently retired after a 40-year career with the MKT/Union Pacific Railroads.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Florez Ramirez; two sons, Daniel and Jose Ramirez; two daughters, Yolanda Ramirez and Serena Bales; three sisters, Lupe Tinoco, Hazel B...
Elmer Curtis Anderson 1911-2009
Elmer Curtis Anderson, 97, Safford, Ariz., was born June 23, 1911, in Pawnee, Okla., to Alba Curtis and Rosa Smith. Elmer quietly passed away on Friday, April 24, 2009, at 9:30 a.m. with his family by his side.
He was the fourth of six children who all predeceased him. At the age of 6 he was placed in an orphanage and after a year was adopted by August and Mary Anderson of Vilas. His new parents were farmers and also devout Lutherans. He was ...
Luis ‘Nino’ Joel Villalpando 1961 – 2009
Luis “Nino” Villalpando, 47, Chanute, died Friday, April 24, 2009 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Nino was born on Nov. 7, 1961 in San Diego, Calif., the son of Manuel and Carlota Sepulveda Villalpando. He was a high school graduate.
He was a maintenance supervisor for Humboldt Speedway and worked as a carpenter for Whitworth Construction.
Nino is survived by brothers and sisters, Irineo Sepulveda; Manuel Villalpand...
Robert William Houdashelt 1931 – 2009
Robert William Houdashelt, 77, Chanute, died Sunday, April 26, 2009 at his home.
Robert was born in Walnut on Nov. 26, 1931, the son of Floyd Clarence and Velma Willmerth Patterson Houdashelt. He graduated from Walnut High School in the Class of 1949 and received his AA Degree from NCCC in 1976.
He served his country as a Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy for 24 years from 1950 to 1974. After his retirement, he worked for Stanion ...
Theresa Ellen Inge, 61, Chanute, died Friday, April 24, 2009 at the Chanute Health Care Center.
Arrangements are pending with Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel.
Wanda Jeanne Adams 1927-2009
Wanda Jeanne Adams, 81, Yates Center, died Sunday, April 26, 2009, at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka.
She was born May 30, 1927, in Iola to Merida Floyd Zilliox and Bernice Marie Geer Zilliox Goodner.
She attended school in the Maple Grove and Carlyle Communities and graduated from Iola High School.
She married Donnel Adams on June 6, 1942, at Judge Dunlap’s home in Iola. He survives.
She was a homemaker and helped on her husband’s farm sou...
Robert Neal Yokum 1920-2009
Robert Neal Yokum, 88, Humboldt, died Thursday, April 23, 2009, at his home.
He was born July 7, 1920, at Nowata, Okla., to Eli A. Delbert and Nancy Jane Capps Yocham.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
On Feb. 18, 1941, he married Dorothy M. Riebel at Westphalia. She died on Dec. 13, 2007.
He worked for Woodmart and was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Humboldt.
Survivors include a son, Robert “Gary” Yokum, Humboldt;...
Margaret Irene Shaw 1914-2009
Margaret Irene Shaw, 95, a resident of the Parsons Presbyterian Manor, died Thursday, April 23, 2009.
She was born Feb. 23, 1914, in Galesburg the second child of Stanley Wilbur and Mayme Byrne Shaw. She grew up in the hectic household of a hands-on business family. Her parents, born of Kansas settler-farmers, were to be catapulted into the busy world of 20th century technology when Mr. Shaw began exercising his talents for mechanical ingenui...
Sara Palmer Sherman 1953-2009
Sara Palmer Sherman, 56, Chanute, died Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.
She was born Feb. 10, 1953, in Chanute to John and Virginia Sherman.
She was a member of the Grace Episcopal Church.
Survivors include her father, John Sherman, Chanute; a sister, Elizabeth Murphy, Paia, Hawaii; two brothers, Andrew Sherman, Lawrence, and David Sherman, Lenexa.
She was preceded in death by her mother.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. Mo...
A.J. ‘Red’ Bieker 1926-2009
A.J. “Red” Bieker, 82, Chanute, formerly of Hays, died Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Harry Hynes Hospice Center in Wichita.
He was born Nov. 6, 1926, in Hays to Nick and Pauline Boos Bieker.
He was a fire fighter and fire chief in Hays in the 1950s and 1960s. He became fire chief at the Osawatomie State Hospital in the late 1960s and early 1970s before becoming a State Fire Marshal. After his retirement as a State Fire Marshal he resided in Ch...
Aloysius J. ‘A.J.’ Bieker
Aloysius J. “A.J.” Bieker, 82, Chanute, formerly of Hays, died Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice Center, Wichita.
Arrangements are pending with Brock’s North Hill Chapel, 2509 Vine, Hays.
Rhonda Jo Marple 1949-2009
Rhonda Jo Marple, 59, rural Buffalo, died Monday, April 20, 2009, at Fredonia Regional Hospital.
She was born Oct. 5, 1949, in Wichita to Owen Duane and Delora May Rollins Baird.
She graduated from Midway High School in 1967 and received her Associates degree from Independence Community College.
She was employed as a secretary for Advanced System Homes in Chanute for 25 years.
On May 29, 1971, at High Prairie, she married David Dean Marple. H...
Andrew James Eli 1985-2009
Andrew James Eli, 23, Kansas City, Mo., was taken from us as a victim of homicide early afternoon on Saturday, April 18, 2009.
Andrew was born in Chanute on Oct. 31, 1985, and later attended school in Coffeyville, Mill Valley High School in Shawnee, and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park.
He took pride in his position as a manager of the Overland Park IHOP restaurant after eight years of dedicated service.
Andrew enjoyed spendi...
John C. Jones
John C. Jones, 76, Pittsburg, formerly of Chanute, died Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Medicalodge South of Pittsburg, where he was on a Hospice Respite.
Additional obituary information can be found at www.brennermortuary.com.
A Celebration of Life Service will be 11 a.m. today at the Presbyterian Church of Pittsburg.
Contributions to the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice may be made in care of Brenner Mortuary, 114 East 4th St., Pittsburg, KS 66762...
Mildred ‘Millie’ Slaback Alcock
After a long illness, Mildred “Millie” Slaback Alcock passed away at home, Roscoe, Texas, on Monday, April 6, 2009.
Millie never met a stranger. She always had a ready smile and friendly “hello.” She was a very special, giving and kind person who everyone loved. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and good friend to many.
Creativity should have been her middle name because when she sat down her hands were always bus...
Norma L. Clark 1923-2009
Norma L. Clark, 85, Fredonia, died Friday, April 17, 2009, at Golden Living Center in Fredonia.
She was born Oct. 8, 1923, in Neodesha to Clyde H. and Maude L. Smith Hayden.
He graduated from Fredonia High School in 1941. She worked for 24 years as a stenographer in the law office of Tom Hampson.
On Dec. 26, 1942, in Fredonia, she married Delaney “Dee” Clark. He died on June 8, 1995.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in F...
Iva V. Graham 1917 - 2009
Iva Graham, 92, Savonburg, died Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at her home.
Iva was born on Feb. 3, 1917 in Buffalo to John Bishop and Ida Viola Rohrbach Bishop. She lived most of her life in Buffalo until moving to Stark in 1975, and then to Savonburg with her daughter Dixie in 2002.
She married Sam Graham on Nov. 3, 1937 in Falfurrias, Texas. He preceded her in death in 1975.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-la...
Raymond L. ‘Ray’ Hedrick 1926-2009
Raymond L. “Ray” Hedrick, 82, Parsons, died Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at Labette Health.
He was born Sept. 2, 1926, near Altamont, to Henry C. and Cora M. Fry Hedrick. He grew up in that area and graduated from Labette County High School in 1944. From 1944 to 1946 he served in World War II in the United States Navy and was stationed on the USS Cassin Young destroyer in the Pacific.
On Sept. 4, 1948 he and Mary E. Montgomery were married at t...
Virginia F. Brown 1913 - 2009
Virginia F. Brown, 95, Chanute, passed from time to eternity on Sunday, April 12, 2009 at the Chanute Health Care Center.
She was born on June 6, 1913 in Chanute, the daughter of William and Ethyl Washington. She was a lifelong resident of Chanute.
She was united in marriage to Ralph H. Brown. He preceded her in death.
She was a homemaker.
Virginia leaves to cherish her memory her son Duane Washington and his wife, Debbie, of Scapoose, Ore.; ...
Kolby G. King 1982-2009
Kolby Guy King, 27, Joplin, Mo., died at his home on Monday, April 13, 2009.
Born in Pittsburg on Jan. 19, 1982, he had lived in Joplin the past five years. He was a 2000 graduate of Pittsburg High School, where he played baseball. He enjoyed all sports and was an avid learner and reader with a real thirst for knowledge. Kolby was kind hearted, caring for others more than self. All who met and knew him loved him and appreciated his smile. He ...