Vernon W. Wertz, 71, of Oswego, died at 1:40 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at Oswego Home Place in Oswego.
He was born on Nov. 12, 1939, at Edna to Forrest and Mary Emma (Williams) Wertz.
Vernon was very civic minded and loved helping people. He was a member of Assembly of God Church in Oswego, even serving as deacon for a number of years while his health allowed, a member of Oswego Rotary Club and Gange Club. He loved gardening, bowling and f...
Clarence "Bud" Marnell
Clarence W. “Bud” Marnell, 70, of Zephyr Hills, Fla., and a former Erie resident, died Tuesday morning, Nov. 16, 2010, at the Gulfside Regional Hospice in Zephyr Hills.
Among his survivors is his wife, Marlene Marnell, of the home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Erie.
Burial will follow in the Bethel Cemetery. The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday at the Pierce-Carson-Wall ...
Doris Marie Allmon, 80, rural Erie, died at 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at the Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul, where she entered on Dec. 20, 2004.
She was born on Aug. 8, 1930, at rural Erie, the daughter of Herb and Elsie Pauline Shellhorn. She attended schools in Erie and graduated from Erie High School.
She married Clyde R. Allmon on Dec. 31, 1967 in Erie. He survives of the home.
She served as the Register of Deeds in N...
Gary W. Conley, 68, rural Fredonia, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at Galichia Heart Hospital in Wichita. He was born Nov. 18, 1941, in Fredonia to Albert Joseph and Mary (Kingsbury) Conley.
Gary graduated from Neodesha High School in 1959 and from the Wichita Barber College.
On Jan. 1, 1960, he married Linda Mae Hemme. She survives at their home.
Other survivors include his mother, Mary Conley, Fredonia; three sons, Timothy Conley, Peter ...
Charles Carter, Jr.
Charles Otis Carter Jr., 94, died Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at the Guest Home Estates V in Iola.
He was born in Thedford, Neb., on Oct. 23, 1916, the son of Charles Otis Carter Sr. and Ellen A. (McCawley) Carter. He graduated from Morrowville High School, Morrowville, Kan., in 1934. He received his bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University in 1940 and his master’s degree from Pittsburg State University in 1967.
He served his country during W...
Kelli Jean Vining, 44, Parsons, died at 5:15 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at her home. She had been in failing health.
She was born Oct. 7, 1966, in Long Beach, Calif., to Donald R. and Patricia E. (Roney) Vining. She later moved with her family to Kansas, where she graduated from Altoona-Midway High School and also received an associate degree from Labette Community College in Parsons.
She and Eric Hohler were married. They later divorced.
Donald Earl “Don” Stanley 1937 — 2010
Donald Earl “Don” Stanley, 73, Elsmore, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010.
Don was born Feb. 26, 1937, at Elsmore, the son of Earl and Blanche Cox Stanley. He was born and died a resident of Elsmore and was a fifth generation Allen Countian.
He served in the United States Army.
Don was a loving father and grandfather. He was a friend to all he met and served his community. He will be missed.
Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Ludlum and husband,...
Beulah Jean Jesseph Purcell 1912 — 2010
Beulah Jean Jesseph Purcell, 97, Yates Center, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 in Burlington.
Beulah was born Nov. 14, 1912 in Argonia, the daughter of Albert and Amanda Dennis Jesseph. She graduated from Neosho Falls High School with the Class of 1931.
On Feb. 22, 1933 she married Leslie Purcell at Erie. They lived their lives 57 years near Piqua. Dude preceded her in death on Oct. 29, 1990.
She worked several years at Woody’s in Yates Center an...
Bertha Lillian Hutinett 1910 – 2010
Bertha Lillian Hutinett, 100, Chanute, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Bertha was born in Petrolia on Oct. 6, 1910, the daughter of Jonathan Small and Elsie Pearl John Roggers.
She was united in marriage to Francis G. Hutinett on Nov. 26, 1928. He preceded her in death on Nov. 23, 1981.
Bertha was a homemaker.
She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and the St. Patrick Altar So...
Ronald Lee Acuna 1921 – 2010
Ronald Lee Acuna Sr., “Sonny,” passed away at his home in Chanute on November 8, 2010.
Sonny was a very patriotic veteran. He served as a radio operator in WWII in the Aleutian Islands. During his time in the Army Air Corp as Staff Sgt. he was a golden gloves boxer. He also held an extra class license as a HAM operator.
He was a great humanitarian and a very religious man. His passion for preserving Native American culture and customs led him...
Phyllis N. Caler 1937 — 2010
Phyllis N. Caler, 73, Iola, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at the Overland Park Regional Medical Center in Overland Park.
Phyllis was born August 11, 1937, at Humboldt, the daughter of John and Mona Willhite Durkin. She grew up in Humboldt and graduated from Humboldt High School in 1955.
On August 27, 1955, Phyllis married Dale J. Caler. They made their home in Iola where she worked for Thompson Poultry and Gates Rubber Company until retiring. D...
Maxine Elizabeth Street Aitken 1917-2010
Maxine Elizabeth Street Aitken, 93, died in Dodge City on Nov. 8, 2010. Maxine was the daughter of J.C. and Lena McCall Street. She was born in Shady Bend, Kan. on May 22, 1917. She married King Phillip Aitken, Jr., on May 22, 1937.
Her husband preceded her in death.
She is survived by daughers Susan Johnson and Sandie Shipley; 13 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchilden; 17 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Phil.
Cleo O’Brien 1915-2010
Cleo O’Brien, 95, St. Paul, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2010 at the Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
She was born Feb. 15, 1915, at Walnut, to William Joseph and Anastasia O’Rourke Duling. She grew up in the rural Walnut area and graduated from the St. Francis High School in St. Paul.
On May 5, 1936 she married Joseph Andrew “Joe” O’Brien at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Walnut. They farmed in the rural St. Paul area and operated th...
Eugenia M. Cathers 1914-2010
Eugenia M. Cathers, 96, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2010 at the Chanute Healthcare Center.
Eugenia was born in Coffeyville on Oct. 20, 1914, the daughter of Paul and Mabel Bryant.
She was united in marriage to Dr. Edwin C. Cathers on May 28, 1939 in Coffeyville. He preceded her in death on April 26, 1978.
She was a homemaker.
Eugenia was a member of the First United Methodist Church, and was a P.E.O. Member, journalist, poet and an artist working wit...
Wilburn E. Ludlum 1914 — 2010
Wilburn E. Ludlum, Sr., 96, longtime Moran resident, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at Vintage Park in Ottawa.
Wilburn was born Feb. 6, 1914, at Elsmore, the third of nine children born to Harvey and Emma Olsen Ludlum. He grew up on the family farm west of Elsmore and attended Sky Rocket Grade School.
On July 26, 1936, Wilburn married Pauline A. Dozier at Nevada, Mo. They made their home on a farm west of Elsmore for a year before moving to the...
Larry Dean Ridge 1955 – 2010
Larry Dean Ridge, 54, Humboldt, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2010.
Larry was born in Iola on Dec. 14, 1955, the son of Ernest and Ruth Elizabeth Sutterby Ridge.
He previously worked at Humboldt Industries.
Larry loved working on the computer and playing on Facebook. He always loved helping family and friends in any way he was needed. He also enjoyed entertaining friends at his house on several occasions. He had a zest for life and always a smile o...
Nancy Louise Bohrer 1952 — 2010
Nancy Louise Bohrer, 58, longtime Chanute resident, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010. She had been in failing health.
She was born Oct. 24, 1952, at Chanute, a daughter of Asa Wesley and Letha Belle Yarnell Bohrer. She grew up at Erie and attended school there, graduating from the Erie High School in 1970. She then attended the Labette Community College and later went to Nurse’s School at Pittsburg State University. She returned to Chanute and be...
Leonard Clarence Cox 1935 – 2010
Leonard Clarence Cox, 75, Iola, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 at Via Christi St. Francis Campus in Wichita.
Leonard was born on April 23, 1935, the son of Clarance and Beulah Ford Cox.
Most of his life he was a carpenter. But he later owned and operated J & L Tall Tales Bait Shop in Toronto and owned and operated Tornado Game Room in Eureka.
He is survived by his companion, Cathleen Williams, of the home; four daughters, Sue Weitzel and her hus...
Marcell B. “Bernard” Tinkler 1921 – 2010
Marcell B. “Bernard” Tinkler, 88, Humboldt, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Bernard was born at Gypsum on Dec. 12, 1921, the son of Irl N. and Maudie M. Mounkes Tinkler.
He served as an Airborn Radio Operator/Navigator during WWII from 1942 through 1945.
He was united in marriage to Anna Mae Nickey on Dec. 27, 1942. She survives, of the home.
Bernard was a career Vocational Agriculture...
Gary Lee Van Gotten 1946 – 2010
Gary Lee Van Gotten, 64, Chanute, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010 at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City.
Gary was born in Independence on August 24, 1946, the son of Frank C. and Ruth L. Edgerle Van Gotten.
He was united in marriage to Jacqueline K. Ratliff on June 17, 1972 at St. Patrick Catholic Church. She survives, of the home.
Gary was retired.
Along with his wife Jacqueline, he is survived by a son, Garrett and Alicia Van Gotten, Merriam; ...