Louise Cole Moll 1922-2008
Louise Cole Moll, 86, Joplin, Mo., died Sunday, November 16, 2008, at her home.
She was born May 6, 1922, in Stella, Mo, to John and Susan Nermile Meagher. She graduated from Midway School in Newton County in 1940.
She married Kenneth Cole, Newtonia, on May 6, 1942. He died on May 28, 1978. She married Jack Moll on Nov. 7, 1999. He died on Oct. 11, 2001.
The Coles lived in Liberal, Mo., and Chanute where they owned auto dealerships. Later...
Bessie M. Haynes 1915-2008
Miss Bessie M. Haynes, 93, Columbus, passed away Friday, November 14, 2008, at Medicalodge of Columbus.
A 16th generation descendant from Prince of Powys (who reigned in Shropshire, England in 600 A.D.), Bessie was born the daughter of Howard G. and Bessie Pearl (Owens) Haynes on April 16, 1915, in Scammon. At nine months, the family moved to the Center Star neighborhood, in 1928 moved to larger farm in Center Star District.
At the age of 15,...
Mary May Sharp McCann 1920-2008
Mary May Sharp McCann, 88, Sapulpa, died Saturday, November 15, 2008.
She was born April 3, 1920, in Chanute to Russell and Frances Sharp. She graduated from Chanute High School.
She married James McCann on July 19, 1941, in Chanute. He preceded her in death.
She worked in the food industry most of her adult life and retired in 1986.
She was a member of the First Church of God.
Survivors include two sons, Floyd McCann, Broken Arrow, and Carl ...
Lawrence H. Gillham 1920-2008
Lawrence H. Gillham, 88, Moran, died Sunday, November 16, 2008, at Moran Manor.
He was born Sept. 14, 1920, east of Bayard to Charles Laurel and Irma Irita Zornes Gillham.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He drove a school bus for the Moran district for 18 years.
He married Winona Jefferis in 1948 at Girard. She died in 1986.
Survivors include a son, Johnny Gillham, Humboldt; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four ste...
Clarence R. “Joe” Farran 1928-2008
, 80, Parsons, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008 at Labette Health.
He was born August 9, 1928 in Conway, Mo., to John W. and Edna May Malone Farran. As a child, he moved with his family first to Cherryvale then to Parsons. He attended Parsons schools. He joined the United States Army and served until 1951. Following his discharge he returned to Parsons. He worked at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant for a time. He later worked for USD 503 in mai...
Nellie ‘Maxine’ Wofford 1917-2008
Nellie “Maxine” Wofford, 91, Fredonia, died Thursday, November 13, 2008, at Cherryvale Care Center.
She was born June 26, 1917, in Chetopa.
She was a surgical nurse aide at St. Margaret’s Mercy Hospital, Fredonia, for many years.
She married David P. Wofford in 1940. He died May 10, 2008.
She was a member of CME Church.
She is survived by several cousins, including Virginia Wheaton and Bud Riley, both of Fredonia, and Richard Riley, Bartlesvi...
Vera M. Wilson 1926-2008
Vera M. Wilson, 82, Chanute, died Wednesday, November 12, 2008, in Wichita.
She was born Jan. 12, 1926, in Garnett to Edward Clarence and Florence Ann Lewis Hiner. She was a high school graduate.
She married Raymond Dale Wilson on Jan. 12, 1947, in Chanute. He died on October 16, 1993.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary.
She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, doing crossword puzzles and watchi...
Mary Louise McGalliard Rountree 1914-2008
Mary Louise McGalliard Rountree, Tecumseh, Okla., formerly of Yates Center, died Friday, November 14, 2008, in Tecumseh.
She was born May 1, 1914, in Clarksville, Ark., to Robert and Roxie Cash McGalliard.
She married Ted. B. Rountree on Jan. 16, 1932. He preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Pisgah, Ark., Methodist Church. She worked at a glider factor in Wichita after World War II.
Survivors include a son, Franklin Rountree, Shawne...
Roy Wayne Gildart 1927-2008
Roy Wayne Gildart, 81, Neodesha, died Thursday, November 13, 2008, at his home.
He was born Feb. 20, 1927, in Thayer to Charley F. and Sibyl O. Jones Gildart. He graduated from Thayer High School in 1945.
On March 4, 1951, he married Laura Ellen Erickson in Chanute. She died on March 23, 2008.
He served with the U.S. Army from 1945-1946.
He worked for Neodesha Plastics before retiring.
Survivors include a daughter, Jackie Lowry, Neodesha; tw...
Harold L. Jacobs 1920-2008
Harold L. Jacobs, 88, Yates Center, died Thursday, November 13, 2008, at Yates Center Health Care Center.
He was born Aug. 13, 1920, in Kingman County to Henry and Margaret Hilger Jacobs.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He married Lucille Roth on Nov. 19, 1947, in Wichita. She survives.
He and his wife farmed until his retirement.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Yates Center.
Other survivors include six sons, Ge...
Vera Wilson, Chanute, died Wednesday, November 12, 2008.
Arrangements are pending with Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel.
William J. ‘Bill’ Head 1928-2008
William J. “Bill” Head, 79, beloved husband, “Opi,” brother, uncle and friend, passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at a local hospital after a brief illness.
He was born Aug. 19, 1928, in Independence, the youngest of five children of Walter and Ferne McKay Head. He grew up during the Great Depression on a farm near Thayer.
He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1950 and served in the Korean War from 1953 to 1954.
During his 20-year career, h...
William Ray ‘Bill’ Ludwig 1948-2008
William Ray “Bill” Ludwig, 59, Toronto, died Saturday, November 8, 2008, at Greenwood County Hospital, Eureka.
He was born Dec. 14, 1948, in Topeka to William E. and Velma M. Stewart Ludwig. He graduated from high school in Topeka and from Kansas State University in 1977.
He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam and Korean wars.
He was employed as Toronto Fire Chief.
Survivors include his wife, Diane Ludwig, Toronto; his mother, Velma Lu...
Hazel E. Quathamer 1911-2008
Hazel E. Quathamer, 97, Solomon, former longtime Iola resident, died Saturday, November 8, 2008, at Village Manor in Abilene.
She was born May 23, 1911, in Hallam, Neb., to William W. and Lyida Glebe Vitousek. She attended local schools.
She married Geard J. Quathamer on Nov. 20, 1930, in El Dorado. He died in 1969.
She was employed as a certified nurse’s aide in Erie, Chanute and Iola. She was a member of the Christian Church in LaHarpe.
Lewis Bradshaw 1935-2008
Lewis Bradshaw, 73, St. Paul, died Sunday, November 9, 2008, at St. John’s Regional Medical Center, Springfield, Mo. His death was unexpected.
He was born April 2, 1935, at Walnut to Leland and Regina Westhoff Bradshaw. He graduated from Walnut High School and served six years as a reservist in the Army National Guard.
On Nov. 17, 1956, he and Mary Jo Fager were married at the St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Paul. She survives.
He was empl...
Eddie Lee Trimmell 1944-2008
Eddie Lee Trimmell, 64, Coyville, died Saturday, November 8, 2008, at his home.
He was born Nov. 1, 1944, in Wichita to Dale M. and Jessie Steele Trimmell. He was a 1962 graduate of Coyville High School.
He was stationed in Korea during his service in the U.S. Army.
He was a retired county road maintenance man for Wilson County and Salt Spring Township in Greenwood County.
Survivors include five sisters, Carolyn Reaves, Friendswood, Texas, Ma...
Charles P. ‘Chuck’ Varsolona 1942-2008
Charles P. “Chuck” Varsolona, 66, Galesburg, died Sunday, November 9, 2008, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village, St. Paul.
He was born June 19, 1942, in Arma to Frank and Lucille Vezzetti Varsolona. He graduated from the Arma high school in 1960 and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Pittsburg State University.
He was employed with Griffith Enterprises in Cottonwood before retiring to Galesburg.
He was a member of the Galesburg...
Joseph J. ‘Jody’ Beachner 1977-2008
Joseph J. “Jody” Beachner, 31, St. Paul, died unexpectedly Friday morning, November 7, 2008, at his home.
He was born April 8, 1977, at Fort Scott to Jerry and Janey Bradshaw Beachner.
He grew up and attended schools in St. Paul. While in high school he was active in sports and was class president for four years. He graduated in 1995. He attended Pittsburg State University.
He was a construction worker and had worked for Beachner Constructio...
Perfidia V. Van Arsdale 1956-2008
Perfidia V. Van Arsdale, 52, Valley Center, died Wednesday, November 5, 2008, at HCA Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
She was born March 2, 1956, in Chanute, to Manuel I. and Virginia Perez Marquez. She graduated from Humboldt High School.
She was employed with the Federal Defense Department at McConnell Air Force Base.
She married Marc Van Arsdale in Humboldt on Aug. 4, 1984. He survives.
Other survivors include a son, John Van Arsdale, Wic...
Diana Lynn Pitt 1950-2008
Diana Lynn Pitt, 58, Yates Center, died Friday, November 7, 2008, at University of Kansas Medical Center.
She was born June 4, 1950, in Junction City, Ore., to Edgar L. and Mary E. Acridge Pitt.
She graduated from high school in Wichita and was employed in the food service industry.
She was a member of the First Christian Church, Yates Center.
Survivors include her mother, Mary Pitt, Yates Center; a daughter, Jane Elizabeth Pitt, Yates Center...