Robert James ‘Bob’ Ehrman 1926-2012
Robert James “Bob” Ehrman, 85, Owasso, Okla., went to be with his Lord on Monday evening, July 23, 2012 at his home. Bob was born August 22, 1926 at Chanute, to Harry H. and Bessie E. Duckworth Ehrman.
Bob was raised and received his education in Chanute. In 1944, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving honorably until his discharge in 1946. He served aboard the USS Wildcat and was a radio operator, stationed six months in the Philippines. He ...
Ronald Lee ‘Ron’ Jackson 1936-2012
Ronald Lee “Ron” Jackson, 75, died July 23, 2012 at his home in Joplin, Mo. Ron was born Dec. 25, 1936 in Oshkosh, Neb., to Alta Mary and Joseph Buren Jackson. Ron was a sales rep for the W. Evans Company and has lived in the Joplin area for the past 15 years.
Ron was preceded in death by his wife Joyce Lee Jackson on Dec, 17, 1996. Born from this union was one daughter Julia Ann Jackson from Overland Park and one son Daniel Joseph Jackson of...
Donna Joy Stoll 1936-2012
Donna Joy Stoll, 76, Chanute, died Monday, July 23, 2012 at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Donna was born in Wilson County on April 25, 1936, the daughter of Carey and Clara Freeman Tripp. She received her GED and graduated from LPN Training at NCCC.
She was united in marriage to Harold L. Stoll on Feb. 21, 1954. He survives, of the home.
Donna retired as a LPN after working 20 years for Arolyn Heights Nursing Home.
Along with her hu...
Kimberly Allen Bumstead 1957-2012
Following surgical complications while on vacation, Kimberly Allen Bumstead, 54, Stafford, Va., died July 18, 2012, in a Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, hospital.
Born Oct. 16, 1957, in Pontiac, Mich., to the Rev. Ronald and Connie Bumstead, Humboldt, he was a graduate of Humboldt High School. Kim attended Allen County Community College and Pittsburg State University and received a Bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University and a Master’s d...
Claudine M. James 1924-2012
Claudine M. James, 88, Fredonia, died Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Golden Living Center in Fredonia. She was born Jan. 8, 1924 in Wichita, the daughter of Claude W. and Bertha M. Murdock Akin. Claudine was a graduate of Wichita North High School. She was a retired headstart teacher for the State of Missouri.
On Jan. 27, 1944 in Wellington, Claudine married Francis Sinclair James. He preceded her in death Dec. 21, 2004.
Claudine was a member of...
Robert Clyde Kimzey 1919-012
Robert Clyde Kimzey was born August 2, 1919 to Robert McQueary and Etta Neoma Bryant Kimzey near LaCygne, Linn County. He entered into eternal peace on July, 23, 2012 after several months in the Evergreen Nursing Center in Olathe.
He attended school in Linn County until his family moved to Elk County, where he graduated from Longton High School in 1939. His education continued at Pittsburg State Teachers College and he taught school at the Ni...
Joan G. Volk 1927-2012
Joan G. Volk, 85, longtime resident of the rural Erie area, went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, July 20, 2012 at the Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
She was born April 11, 1927 at Hill Top, Ark., to Louis M. and Nancy Elizabeth Jones Newberry. When she was 11 years old her family moved to the rural Erie area to farm. She attended country schools and lived in rural Erie most of her life until moving to Prairie Mission.
Margaret Jane Erickson 1918-2012
Margaret Jane Erickson, 93, Chanute, died Thursday, July 19, 2012 at the Guest Home Estates II in Chanute.
Margaret was born on July 26, 1918 in Cherryvale, the daughter of Lewis and Ada May Adam Henry. She graduated from Chanute High School and Chastain School of Cosmetology in Coffeyville.
She was united in marriage to Gustave Lyman Erickson on Dec. 31, 1942 in Caney. He preceded her in death.
Margaret owned and operated her own beauty shop...
Joy L. Klimek 1961-2012
Joy L. Klimek, 50, Gardner, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at the Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.
She was born on Dec. 1, 1961, in Iola, the daughter of Lawrence “Blackie” and Doris L. Burt Klimek. She attended Marmaton Valley schools in Moran, and Allen County Community College in Iola.
She was a janitor and teacher’s aide at Marmaton Valley High School in Moran for several years and moved to Gardner to work for the Johnson County She...
Neva E. Miller Christie 1906-2012
Neva E. Miller Christie, 106, Chanute, died Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at the Chanute Healthcare Center.
She was born Jan. 28, 1906, in Erie, to Thomas V. and Margaret Herod Miller. She graduated from Erie High School in 1923 and earned a Bachelor’s degree from Emporia State Teacher’s College. She taught school for several years before her marriage in Erie.
On June 2, 1932 she and Earl L. Christie were married at the Federated Church in Erie. The...
Elsie Mae Dillow Broadbooks 1920-2012
Elsie Mae Dillow Broadbooks, 91, Fairview, Mo., died July 15, 2012 at Granby House in Granby, Mo. She was born Sept. 12, 1920 in Humboldt to James and Leta Juanita Butler Moore.
She loved working with her hands, making crafts and flower arrangements and enjoyed the outdoors, especially gardening, fishing and camping. Elsie was never afraid of hard work; during the war, she took a job drying eggs in a factory to support the troops. She also wor...
Jerry W. Young 1936-2012
Jerry W. Young, 76, Chanute, died Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center. Jerry was born in Chanute on Feb. 1, 1936, the son of Leo Nelson and Bessie Speck Young. He graduated from Chanute High School in 1954, and attended Neosho County Community College.
Jerry served his country in the National Guard for 20 years.
He was united in marriage to Georgia Ann Colston, June 28, 1957 in Chanute. She survives, of the hom...
Reuben Eugene Willis 1925-2012
Reuben Eugene Willis, 87, Emporia, died Sunday, July 15, 2012 at the Holiday Resort Care Center, Emporia.
The son of Reuben McNeil and Emma Louise Schramm Willis, Reuben Eugene Willis was born in Chanute on Jan. 18, 1925. He and Wadean Elizabeth Hayworth were married at the Lutheran Church in Humboldt on June 22, 1947. She died in Topeka on April 8, 2008.
Surviving family members include his son, Brian Willis and wife, Cydney, Manhattan; daug...
Lawrence ‘Butch’ Harris 1947-2012
Lawrence “Butch” Harris was born on Nov. 26, 1947 and the Lord called him home on July 8, 2012. He was raised by Henry “Dago” Fields (who preceded him in death) and Beulah Mae Fields of Chanute. Lawrence was born in Memphis, Tenn., to Nathella Harris (who preceded him in death).
At an early age he accepted Christ and was baptized at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Eufaula, Okla. Lawrence graduated from Eufaula High School and was later drafted int...
Dale Edward Weiner 1927-2012
Dale Edward Weiner, 84, Humboldt, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at Harry Hynes Hospice, Wichita.
Dale was born in Great Falls, Mont., on Oct. 12, 1927, the son of Thomas M. and Ellen M. Broadbent Weiner. He graduated from Allen County Schools. He served his country in the United States Army.
Dale was very active in his community, both as a farmer, and as a drilling contractor, and co-owner of WaY Drilling Company. He owned and operated a truck l...
Pamela Cannon Ellison 1950-2012
After a brief illness, at the age of 61, Pamela Cannon Ellison died Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. She was born Nov. 29, 1950 in Topeka, and was a loving daughter to her parents, Wayne and Jacqueline Brinkmeyer Cannon, who were born in Chanute. Pamela Sue Cannon Ellison grew up primarily in Bartlesville, Okla., and graduated from Miami Senior High School in Miami, Okla., in 1969. She received two As...
Evelyn Camp Cook 1918-2012
Evelyn Camp Cook, Chanute, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at Garden Terrace of Overland Park, Overland Park.
Evelyn was born in Iola, the daughter of Martin and Susan Elizabeth Peabody Britt. She graduated from Iola High School.
She was united in marriage to Claude Camp in 1936. He preceded her in death in 1979. She was united in marriage to Frank Cook in 1984. He preceded her in death in 1999.
Evelyn worked as a seamstress for all of her adult ...
John Ornelas 1927-2012
John Ornelas, 85, Chanute, died Monday, July 2, 2012 at his home.
John was born June 16, 1927, at Bassett, the son of Joe and Juanita Medina Ornelas. He grew up in the Bassett and Iola area, attended Iola schools and served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
On Sept. 30, 1970, John married Ana Nuno. He worked for McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Corporation in Torrance, Calif., before he retired at age 57. They moved to Humboldt...
Wayne Lee James 1944-2012
Wayne Lee James, 68, Roeland Park, died Sunday, July 1, 2012 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center due to complications from COPD.
A visitation was held Tuesday from 6:30-8:30 pm at Amos Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Shawnee. A visitation will also be held this evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, Johnson Chapel in Chanute. The funeral service will be Friday, July 6 at 1 p.m. at the Johnson Chapel with burial follow...
Doris L. Cox 1933-2012
Doris L. Cox, 79, rural Thayer, died Sunday, July 1, 2012 at the Wilson Medical Center in Neodesha. Death followed a lengthy illness.
She was born May 24, 1933, at Urbana, to William and Ethel Gough South. She grew up in the Erie-Galesburg-Thayer areas and graduated from Thayer High School.
On Jan. 2, 1955 she and Virgil L. Cox were married at the Church of the Brethren near Galesburg. After their marriage they lived in the same areas and hav...