Werner Louis Fischer 1911-2012
Werner Louis Fischer, 101, LeRoy, died on Friday evening, Dec. 7, 2012, surrounded by family, at the Coffey County Hospital in Burlington.
He was born on Sept. 12, 1911, in Nashville, Kan., to Carl and Bertha Knuth Fischer. From Nashville, his family moved to Texas and then New Mexico, returning to Kansas in 1928, where, with the exception of a short duration in California, he remained.
On August 17, 1947, he and LuElla Gleue, were married, a...
Joan Louise Warren 1932-2012
Joan Louise Warren, age 80, of Lone Elm, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Windsor Place in Iola.
Joan was born on Nov. 4, 1932, at Lone Elm, the daughter of Carl and Bernice Jones Kulp. She was a lifetime resident of Anderson County, living most of her life in the Lone Elm area. In 1951 Joan graduated from the Chillicothe Business School with a degree in stenography.
On Nov. 25, 1954 Joan was united in marriage to Robert O. Warren, at Lone Elm....
Jack Acree 1954-2012
Jack Acree, 58, Fulton, Ky., a former Chanute resident, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at his home. He had lived in the area since 1996.
He was born Dec. 3, 1954 in Wichita.
He was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Martin, Tenn., and was a retired minister and Bible Professor at the Mid-Continent University in Mayfield, Ky.
He is survived by his wife, Shelly, Fulton, Ky.; two daughters, Charissa Acree. Louisville, Ky., and Jacilyn Acree...
Joe Richard Garcia 1942-2012
Joe Richard Garcia, Sr., 70, of Chanute, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 at his residence.
Joe was born in Welda on Sept. 1, 1942, the son of Miguel and Senaida Garcia. After graduating from Ottawa High School in 1960 he enlisted in the United States Air Force. After serving his country he met and married the love of his life, Gloria Bonilla. They were married on July 24, 1965 in Chanute.
He retired from the Santa Fe railroad where he worked as a s...
Ron Whitworth 1963-2012
Ron Whitworth, 49, of Chanute, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Ron was born in Chanute on March 11, 1963, the son of Dwaine and Judith Kustanborter Whitworth. He attended Humboldt High School. On June 3, 1983 he married Rhenda Griffith in Miami, Okla.
Ron was a member of the USRA (United States Racing Association) and the USMTS (United States Modified Touring Series).
He was the owner an...
June Bryan 1923-2012
June Bryan, 89, of Parsons, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at Parsons Good Samaritan Society.
She was born July 8, 1923, in Mt. Hope to Jesse and Lizzie Pearl Hinch Tafoya. She moved with her family to Neodesha as a child.
She and Walter Bryan were married on April 5, 1941 in Cherryvale. She and Walter made their home on a farm near Neodesha that had been in the family for 103 years. In June of 2008, the couple moved to Parsons. Walter precede...
Everett H. Seefeldt 1920-2012
Everett H. Seefeldt, 92, Chanute, died Dec. 5, 2012 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center with his family around him.
Everett was born on Feb. 14, 1920 in Humboldt, the son of Edward and Anna Krone Seefeldt. As a young boy growing up in Humboldt, he was a member of and attended St. Peters Lutheran Church. On Oct. 5, 1941 Everett married Elna Igel. He served in the U. S. Army from August 1942 until January 1946. Shortly after returning f...
Jake Galemore 1996-2012
Jake Galemore, 16, of Chanute, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 near his residence.
Jake was born in Chanute Oct. 17, 1996 the son of Chris and Susan Kay Gehrt Galemore. He attended Chanute High School and was a member of the sophomore class.
He enjoyed snow skiing, hunting, football, baseball, power lifting, and music, and playing with his dogs, Ozie and Nellie. He loved the outdoors and family hunting trips.
Jake was hilarious and sarcastic at ti...
Dale D. Keith 1930-2012
Dale D. Keith, 82, Buffalo, died Nov. 30, 2012 at his home.
He was born May 16, 1930 in rural Graham County, the son of Dorwood and Mary Lou Fleming Keith.
A former resident of the Hill City area, he was a commercial welder.
He married Mary E. “Molly” Willets Oct. 18, 1955 in Wakeeney. She preceded him in death Oct. 7, 1999.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean Conflict.
Survivors are a son, Kelly Keith, Tucson, Ariz.;...
Peter Matthew Klimes 1952-2012
Peter Matthew Klimes, 60, died at his home in Apple Valley, Calif., on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.
He was born at St. Joseph’s Hospital, in Burbank, Calif., Sept. 13, 1952, the son of Eileen and Robert Klimes. He received his first guitar when he was 12, along with six months of guitar lessons, then taught himself to play both acoustic and electric guitar, banjo, pedal steel, 12-string, and sitar. He never had to be reminded to practice. If given...
Edith Lorene Lucke 1929-2012
Edith Lorene Lucke, 83, of Chanute, formerly of Humboldt, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 at the Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute surrounded by her family.
Edith was born in Cheyenne, Wyo., on April 16, 1929, the daughter of William C.C. and Vera Mae Manhard Bade. She was the oldest of 11 children. She graduated from Cheyenne High School in 1948.
She was united in marriage to James Lucke on August 31, 1949. He preceded her in death on Jan. ...
Esther Elizabeth Maloney 1924-2012
Esther Elizabeth Maloney, 88, Humboldt, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Esther was born Nov. 3, 1924, at Winterset, Iowa, the daughter of Archie and Lottie Johnson Rockwell. She came to Kansas with her family in a covered wagon.
On May 20, 1942, she married William R. “Russ” Maloney and they made their home in Iola before moving to Humboldt. He preceded her in death May 7, 1988.
Sharon Lea French 1934-2012
Sharon Lea French, 78, a longtime resident of Wilson County, most recently of Fredonia, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 at her son’s home in League City, Texas. She was born July 23, 1934 in Wichita, the daughter of Albert F. and Hazel E. Peace Hooper. She was a graduate of North High School in Wichita. Sharon spent most of her adult life as a wife, mother and homemaker. Among her jobs was at Johnson’s General Store in Fredonia.
On Dec. 26, 195...
Larry Dale Roberts 1960-2012
Larry Roberts, 52, of Chanute, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Larry was born in Chanute on March 28, 1960, the son of George and Mary Sapp Roberts. He graduated from Chanute High School and Neosho County Community College.
He was united in marriage to Michelle Kay Carpenter on August 9, 1980. She survives, of the home.
Larry worked for the Chanute Police Department for more than 20 year...
Richard ‘Ricky’ Serrato 1948-2012
Ricky Serrato, 64, of Chanute, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Ricky was born in Chanute on Sept. 1, 1948, the son of Alfred and Ruth Abaloz Serrato.
He loved watching the Oakland Raiders, baseball, and playing slow pitch softball.
Ricky is survived by his father, Alfred Serrato, of Chanute; four siblings, Billy Joe Gutierrez, Gloria Ysusi, and Rita DeLaTorre all of Chanute, and John Serrato...
Joyce Louise Carlburg 1961-2012
Joyce Louise Carlburg, 50, of Humboldt, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Joyce was born in Cedar Vale on Dec. 29, 1961, the daughter of Ralph and Ethel Shultz Bever. She graduated from Chanute High School in 1980.
She was united in marriage on May 28, 2010 to Ron Carlburg in Eureka Springs, Ark. He survives, of the home.
Joyce worked at the Grain Bin in Chanute as a waitress and also wor...
Blendina Mae Johnson 1924-2012
Blendina Mae Johnson, 87, of Chanute, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Blendina was born on Dec. 13, 1924 in Independence, the daughter of Otis Alvah and Thelma Anna Jones Fields. She graduated from Independence High School and Independence Junior College.
She was united in marriage to Conrad Edward Johnson on August 23, 1946 in Chanute. He preceded her in death on April 18, 2008.
She was a homemaker and enjoy...
Robert W. Bush 1952-2012
Robert W. “Bob” Bush, 60, Wichita, former Chanute resident and tax support employee for Walter Kluwers, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Mulvane United Methodist Church. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, David and Thelma Carr Bush.
Survivors are his wife, Debra, of Wichita; sons, Martin William Bush of Kansas City, Mo., Devon Robert Bush of Wichita; brother, Larry Bush; sisters, Debra Davis, C...
Ron Craven 1951-2012
Ron Craven, 61, a lifelong Erie resident, died unexpectedly Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012 in the emergency room at Labette Health in Parsons.
He was born on July 9, 1951 at Parsons to Verle and Helen Shaw Craven. He grew up at Erie and attended Erie schools graduating from Erie High School in 1969. He attended Kansas State College of Pittsburg (Pittsburg State University) and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 1973.
Bruce Duane Coats 1955-2012
Bruce Duane Coats, 57, of Chanute, died Thursday, Nov/ 22, 2012 at his home in Chanute.
Bruce was born in Greeley, Colo., on Sept. 24, 1955, the son of Gerald and Doris Baker Coats. He graduated from Cherryvale High School in 1973.
He served his country in the United States Army for nine years.
Bruce was united in marriage to Catherine Ann Courtenay on Feb. 14, 1978 in Alamogordo, N.M. She survives, of the home.
Bruce owned and operated Copw...