Larry E. Harris, O.D. 1939-2011
Larry Eugene Harris, O.D., 71, Topeka, died Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka. Dr. Harris was born July 13, 1939, in Chanute, the son of Paul and Velma Anderson Harris.
He attended Kansas University (1957-58), Neosho County Community College (1958-59), and graduated from Illinois College of Optometry (Doctor of Optometry, 1962). Dr. Harris entered the U.S. Army as an optometry officer in 1962 and was honorably dischar...
Erma Jean Van Cleave
Erma Jean Beeney Van Cleave, 81, St. Louis, Mo., died Thursday, July 7, 2011. She was born Feb. 8, 1930 in Edler, Colo., the daughter of Boyd and Marian Bosley Beeney. She graduated from Erie High School and married Buford Van Cleave on Sept. 25, 1951.
She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church in Warrensburg.
She received her Bachelor’s in Education from Central Missouri State College. She taught Home Economics.
She is surviv...
Arron Scott Schaffer 1981-2011
Arron Scott Schaffer, 30, Chanute, died Saturday, July 9, 2011 at his home.
Arron was born on July 4, 1981 in Chanute, the son of Jimmy L. Schaffer and Jacqueline Dillow. He attended Chanute schools.
He is survived by his parents, Jim Schaffer and his wife, Jane, Chanute, and Jackie Dillow, Redfield; brothers, David Schaffer, Ricky Schaffer, Jeff Culbertson, and James Helm; sisters, Staci Ford and Sherri Helm; and many nieces and nephews.
Dale A. Stemple 1925-2011
Dale Arthur Stemple, 86, Chanute, died Monday, July 11, 2011 at the Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute.
Dale was born on April 28, 1925 in Parsons, the son of Ernest and Thelma Martha Vail Stemple. He graduated from Chanute High School in 1943 and attended Neosho County Community College.
He served his country in the United States Navy during WWII.
Dale was united in marriage to Roxana Reno on Jan. 3, 1947. She preceded him in death on Jul...
DeAnn R. Horton-Card 1968-2011
DeAnn R. Horton-Card, 43, Collinsville, Okla., died Tuesday, July 5, 2011.
She was born March 9, 1968 in Topeka. She is the daughter of Carol Crismas, Chanute.
She was a retail sales clerk.
A memorial service will be held at Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel in Broken Arrow, Okla., on Saturday, July 16, at 12:30 p.m.
Audrey Lee “Linda” Thomas 1946-2011
Audrey Lee “Linda” Thomas, 65, Fredonia, formerly of Junction City, died Friday, July 8, 2011 at her home. She was born June 9, 1946 in Oxford, Miss., the daughter of Aubrey Brown and Gladys Christine Keel Warrick. She was a certified nursing assistant and also owned and operated an antique store.
On Oct. 13, 1992, Linda married Michael Wayne Thomas. He survives, of the home.
She was a member of the Covenant Promise Church.
Survivors include ...
Ellen Lythene Flottman 1934-2010
Ellen Lythene Flottman, 76, died Saturday, July 9, 2011 at her home in Columbia, Mo.
Ellen was born Oct. 2, 1934 in Neosho County near Chanute, to Ernest F. and Alta L. Williams Flottman. She attended Austin, a one-room school, for the first eight grades, then Chanute High School and Chanute Junior College.
After earning a B.S. from Kansas State University she worked as an accessories buyer for both Macy’s and Hartzfeld’s in Kansas City. She ...
Barbara Ann “Bobbie” Goetzinger 1938-2011
Barbara Ann “Bobbie” Goetzinger, 72, Howard, formerly of Leon, El Dorado and Belleville, died Thursday, July 7, 2011 in the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice at St. Francis Medical Center in Wichita. She was born Sept. 28, 1938 in Belleville, the daughter of Virgil James and Viola Anna Koester White. Bobbie was a licensed practical nurse for many years, retiring from the Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital in El Dorado in 2000.
On May 23, 1986 in Wic...
Katherine Jane Nottingham
WICHITA - Katherine Jane Nottingham, 76, seamstress and Fruhauf Uniform pattern maker, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2011.
Rosary, 4 p.m., Sunday, July 10; Funeral Mass, 10 a.m., Monday, July 11, both at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. Preceded in death by parents, John E. and Sarah (Herrmann) Bollig; sisters, Marie Kirkpatrick and Linda Miller; brother, Anthony Bollig.
Survivors: husband, Parris Nottingham; sons, Michael Genn (Mariel...
Cora Marie Weaver
Cora Marie Weaver, 87, of Moreno Valley, CA died on June 26, 2011.
Born January 3, 1924 to William and Cora Wulffin, Waukegan, IL.
She is survived by one sister, Dagmar Stark, two sons, Billy Weaver of Chicago, IL and Lee Weaver of Chanute, one sister, Ila Thompson of Moreno Valley, CA, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents and one brother.
Grow side services will be held ...
Danny Ray Fox
Danny Ray Fox of Chanute passed away July 3 at M.D. Anderson in Houston, TX. He was born on May 5, 1950 in Stafford, MO. Dan was preceeded in death by his parents, Grace and Leslie Fox, his sisters Eileen Shultz and Marie Mayabb, and a brother, Bill Fox.
He is survived by his children, Debbie Mixon, Chris Bracken, Daren Braken, Deana Fox, Donna Fox, and Danny Fox, his ex-wife and friend, Joyce Fox.
He has three surviving brothers, Jim, Carl ...
Kenneth E. Tucker
Kenneth E. Tucker, 76, of Chanute, departed this world on Sunday, July 3, 2011 at the Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita, Kansas.
Kenneth was born in Elk Falls, Kansas on October 7, 1934, the son of George L. and Isabelle (Clark) Tucker. He grew up in Moline, Kansas.
He went to work for the Santa Fe Railroad in 1952 and worked until his retirement in 1996 after 43 ½ years of service.
Kenneth was united in marriage to Shirley A. Cox, his high sc...
William M. “Bill” Dawson 1916-2011
William M. “Bill” Dawson, 94, St. Paul, former longtime Erie resident, died Thursday, June 30, 2011, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
He was born Nov. 23, 1916, in rural St. Paul, to Jonas and Pauline Holtz Dawson. As a young boy, he grew up in the St. Paul and Galesburg areas.
During World War II, he served in the United States Army and was stationed in Alaska and other posts. For nearly 28 years, he was employed by the Cit...
Lita Mae Soderquist 1929-2011
Lita Mae Soderquist, 82, Parsons, died Tuesday, June 28, 2011, of natural causes, at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Death followed a month long illness.
She was born March 31, 1929 in Selma, Kan., to Ruby Mae and Russell Coen. She grew up and attended schools in the Iola area.
On Nov. 11, 1948 she married Robert E. Soderquist. They lived in Chanute many years and operated the Silver Grill restaurant with his parents until 1968. I...
Mary A. “Dutch” Stevenson 1919-2011
Mary Magdelene Auburg Stevenson, 92, formerly of Humboldt, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at the Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute.
Mary was born in Tell, Texas on May 29, 1919, the daughter of Fredrick and Ruth Spinks Auburg. She attended public school in Texas.
She was united in marriage to William Henry Stevenson on Feb. 7, 1940. He preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 1998.
Mary worked with her husband in long distance trucking for 23 yea...
Bless Roy Rusk
Bless Roy Rusk died June 28, 2011, at the age of 94 in The Sterling House of Peoria, Ariz.
He was born in Biloxi, Miss. He graduated from Biloxi High School in 1935 and from Ole Miss with a BS in Pharmacy. He was in Glider Training in Spencer, Iowa, where he met Bernita and they married in Albuquerque, N.M., while he was in the service.
He was a decorated 2nd Lt and WWII Glider Pilot and served in the Battle of the Bulge. After the war he wa...
George Junior Covey 1915-2011
George Junior Covey, 96, Elsmore, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at his home.
He was born March 30, 1915, in Wichita, the son of George and Golda Faye Botkin Covey. He attended East High at Wichita and graduated from Wichita State University in 1937. He was a member of the Elsmore United Methodist Church.
He married Betty Reiswig on Oct. 2, 1943 in El Dorado, by a justice of the peace. George was a farmer all of his life. He farmed in wes...
John James Bailey 1922-2011
John Bailey, 88, Humboldt, died Monday, June 27, 2011 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
John was born in Allen County on Nov. 27, 1922, the son of Jay M. and Mattie E. Culver Bailey. He attended Humboldt schools and worked for the railroad for several years. He was self-employed working various jobs throughout his life in the Humboldt community.
John is survived by three sisters; Sadie Beach, Chanute, Mary Ballard, Punta G...
Maxine Louise Verdin 1926-2011
Maxine Louise Verdin, Chanute, died Monday June 27, 2011 at Chanute Health Care Center.
Maxine was born in Chanute on Feb. 2, 1926, the daughter of Earl and Ada Stevenson Hedden.
Maxine was united in marriage to Catelino Verdin.
She proudly served her country in the Womens Army Corps (WAC).
Maxine is survived by a son, Richard Verdin and his wife, Joyce; daughters, Linda Lopez and Melodee Hughes and her husband, Vernon Hughes; three brothers, ...
Mary Anne Miles 1926-2011
Mary Miles, 85, Chanute, died Thursday, June 23, 2011 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Mary was born in Chanute on April 22, 1926, the daughter of Harry and Myrtle Miller Allen. She graduated from Chanute High School in 1943. She later married Dale Miles on June 25, 1943 in Yates Center. They were married for 62 years until his death on September 2, 2004.
Mary and Dale loved to travel. They visited all 50 states and sever...