Evelyn Louise Ranabargar 1949-2011
Evelyn Louise Ranabargar, 62, Chanute, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 at the Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita.
Lou was born in Niotaze, Kan., on March 10, 1949, the daughter of Benton F. and Dorothy G. Moffitt Flesher. She graduated from Caney High School and later received her license as a Medical Technologist.
She was united in marriage to Rick Ranabargar on Sept. 19, 1969. He survives, of the home.
She worked as a medical technologist for 30...
Douglas W. ‘Doug’ Kelsey 1950-2011
Douglas W. “Doug” Kelsey, 61, Erie, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 at Labette Health in Parsons. He was in his usual health and death was not expected.
He was born June 4, 1950 at Walnut, a son of Joseph Darl and Dorothy Irene Reece Kelsey. He was raised in Walnut and lived his life in the Walnut and Erie areas. After completing high school he attended a vocational school for a year. He then worked with his father at a gas company and was later...
Charles Edgar Rains 1919-2011
Charles Edgar Rains, 91, Chanute, more recently of Barone’s Alzheimer Care Center, Nevada, Mo., died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011 at the Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada.
Edgar was born in Nowata County, Okla., on Dec. 13, 1919, the son of Robert Lee and Sibbie Ann Adamson Rains.
On May 1, 1937, Edgar was united in marriage to Eva L. Grogan. She preceded him in death on Jan. 31, 1997. He was united in marriage to Eleanor M. Gibson on March 2...
Danielle Adcox 1975-2011
Danielle Adcox, 36, Chanute, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Graveside inurnment will be 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at Neodesha Cemetery in Neodesha. Survivors include her parents. Michael Willard, Chanute, Viola Hastings, Chanute; one daughter, Brooke Adcox, Chanute; and brother Stephen “Guy” Willard, Chanute.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Brooke Adcox Education Fund and sent to Penwell-Gabel Funeral...
Michael Wayne Gatlin 1960-2011
Michael Wayne Gatlin, born Dec. 27, 1960 in Dallas, Texas, to Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd K. Gatlin, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Service is 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel. Visitation 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Interment 2 p.m. Friday at Buffalo Cemetery, Buffalo, Kan.
Michael was married to Dena Hall on May 25, 1991. They shared 20 years of marriage in Buffalo. Michael is prec...
Mary Etta Schleicher 1919-2011
Mary Etta Schleicher, 92, died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011 in Overland Park.
Mary Etta had been a resident of Delmar Gardens of Overland Park since January, 1992. Prior to moving to Delmar Gardens, she lived in Chanute, where she was employed with the telephone company for 40 years until the time of her retirement.
She is survived by her niece, Constance Jacqueline Winters, and nephew John Nicholas Schleicher.
Her family wishes to thank the staff...
Gladys Wilson Hively 1920-2011
Gladys Wilson Hively passed away Friday, Nov. 25. She was 91 years old and had been ill recently.
She was born Feb. 24, 1920 in Chanute. Her parents, Joseph Gossett and Celeste Gossett, preceded her in death.
Gladys married Jack Hively in 1940 in Chanute and they had four sons Robert, Rochester Hills, Mich., Jerry, Richard, Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Jeffrey, Newark, Del.
Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, son Jerry, great-grandson ...
Henry James Dick 1927-2011
Henry James Dick, Jr., M.D., 84, Emporia, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 at the Emporia Presbyterian Manor.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church today, Nov. 25 at 10 a.m., Father Rich Warsnak Celebrant. Interment will be in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery.
Henry J. Dick, Jr., was born Sept. 3, 1927 at Emporia, the son of Henry J. and Blanche L. Grandpre Dick. He married Elizabeth Bishop in 1954, they later divor...
John P. Lucke 1948-2011
John P. Lucke, 63, Parsons, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at Labette Health in Parsons.
He was born in Chanute to Howard and Edna McGowan Lucke. As a young boy he grew up in Erie and attended schools in both Erie and Parsons. Through the years, he worked as a carpenter and had assisted with farm work.
He had attended the Methodist church and was an associate member of the George L. Hendricks Post No. 102, American Legion, in Erie. He enjoyed da...
Gerald Gene Edwards 1943-2011
Gerald Gene Edwards, 67, Pittsburg, formerly of Erie, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 in the Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg where he entered Nov. 10.
He was born Nov. 25, 1943 in Erie, a son of Cecil and Geraldine Prickett Edwards. He grew up and attended school in Erie and graduated from Erie High School.
He worked for various construction companies and retired from Schueck Steel Company in Little Rock, Ark., in 2009.
Survivors are a son, Je...
Lawrence Richard Erickson 1922-2011
Lawrence Richard Erickson, 89, Edna, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at Deseret Health and Rehab in Oswego.
He was born March 16, 1922, in Elsmore, to Arthur and Anna Ahnlund Erickson. He was a 1941 graduate of Savonburg High School.
On May 28, 1950, he and Gladine Larson were married in Savonburg. After marriage, he farmed and worked other jobs in Savonburg, Erie, Humboldt and Parsons. In September of 1987, he retired as Propane Plant Manager f...
Phyllis ‘June’ Wade 1924-2011
Phyllis “June” Wade, 87, Chanute, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 at her home.
June was born in El Dorado on April 27, 1924, the daughter of Floyd Evert and Mabel Bernice Hall Martin. She attended schools in Great Bend and received her LPN at Neosho County Community College.
She was united in marriage to Frederick Wade on Feb. 1, 1942 in Larned. He preceded her in death in June of 1976.
June was an LPN at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center ...
Robert L. ‘Bob’ Colborn 1925-2011
Robert L. “Bob” Colborn, 86, LaHarpe, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
Bob was born July 26, 1925, on a farm north of Kiowa, the son of Frank and Grace VanHuss Colborn. He graduated from Medicine Lodge High School and served in the United States Navy during World War II.
Bob married Norma Duncan and they lived in the Thayer area before divorcing. He and Mary Eckert were marr...
Mabel Geneva Floyd 1923-2011
Mabel Geneva Floyd, 88, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011 at the Golden Living Center in Fredonia. She was born on July 25, 1923 in rural Humboldt, the daughter of George Washington and Doris Jane Horton Cowan.
On Sept. 18, 1942, Mabel was united in marriage to Lester Claude Floyd in Oswego. Mabel was a member of the First Christian Church in Humboldt.
Mabel is survived by four sons, Lester C. Floyd Jr., Chanute, George M. Floyd, Buffalo, Charles ...
Shirley Lee Johnson 1946-2011
Shirley Lee Johnson, 65, Chanute, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 at the Chanute Health Care Center.
Shirley was born in St. Paul on Sept. 10, 1946, the daughter of Kenneth and Betty Cox Trumbull. She graduated from Chanute High School in 1964 and received an Associate’s Degree from Chanute Junior College in 1973.
She was united in marriage to Richard Johnson on Dec. 27, 1989 in Las Vegas, Nev.
Shirley worked as a para-professional at Chanute High...
William Howard ‘Bill’ Inman 1926-2011
William Howard “Bill” Inman, 85, rural Walnut, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at the Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott. He was born May 3, 1926, on the family farm near Hepler, the son of Homer Monroe and Elora G. Hays Inman. His father passed away when Bill was nine years of age. Following his father’s death, Bill worked hard on the family farm and continued as a farmer and stockman his entire life. He married Anna Lou Cobb on Sept. 25, 1946, a...
William L. Camp 1957-2011
William L. Camp, 54 died Sunday, Nov. 13, 20111 in Tulsa.
He was born and lived in Chanute for part of his life.
He was a business owner.
Memorial wervice will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 at Asbury United Methodist Church, Tulsa, Okla.
Adamscrest Cremation Center, Tulsa, in charge of arrangements.
Shirley A. Olenhouse 1934-2011
Shirley A. Olenhouse, 77, Parsons, and a former Erie resident, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 at the home of her daughter Christine Montross near Edna. She had been in failing health but her death was unexpected.
She was born on Jan. 30, 1934 at Milwaukee, Wis. to John Clarence “Jack” and Hazel Graf Grey. She grew up at Milwaukee and attended Lutheran schools there graduating from the Milwaukee Lutheran High School in 1951.
She and Clifford “Re...
Joseph Michael Bilgere 1938-2011
Joseph Michael Bilgere, 73, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, at Baylor Medical Center of Garland, Texas.
Mike was born in Oklahoma City, Okla., on August 23, 1938, the only child of Joseph Edward and Mary Geraldine O’Reily Bilgere. He graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Wichita In 1956. He graduated from St. Mary of the Plains College in Dodge City.
Joseph Michael “Mike” Bilgere and Mary Jean “Jeanie” Brazil were married on Feb, 2...
Judith Kay Routh 1972-2011
, 39, Altoona, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2011 at the Fredonia Regional Medical Center in Fredonia.
Judy was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Feb. 8, 1972, the daughter of Eva Mitchel Maile.
She was united in marriage to Jesse Routh on July 15, 2000 in Grand Rapids. He survives, of the home.
Judy worked as a clerk at Pumping Pete’s Convenience Store in Chanute.
Along with her husband Jesse Routh of Altoona; she is survived by her mother and stepfat...