Carl E. Olson 1912-2011
Carl E. Olson, 98, lifelong resident of the rural Erie area, died Sunday, April 10, 2011 at the Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
He was born June 3, 1912 ,on a farm near his present farm, to Nels A. and Dessie M. Clemans Olson. He graduated from Erie High School in 1931.
Throughout his life he farmed and raised cattle. He was always on the cutting edge of farming techniques and was the first in his neighborhood to have a combine...
Harold V. Lundine 1917-2011
Harold V. Lundine, 93, Iola, died Sunday, April 10, 2011 at Tara Gardens in Iola.
Harold was born April 28, 1917, at Munich, N.D., the son of Henry and Josephine Smith Lundine. He grew up and attended school in Humboldt, Kansas. He went to Civilian Conservation Corp prior to serving four years with the United States Army during World War II.
On August 2, 1941, Harold married Florine A. Smith at Camp Robinson, Ark. in Iola, Harold worked for th...
Evelyn “Fern” Harrington 1927-2011
Evelyn “Fern” Harrington, 83, Humboldt, died Thursday, April 7, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Fern was born in Humboldt on August 27, 1927, the daughter of Ed and Gretta Hicks Myer. She attended schools in Humboldt.
She was united in marriage to H.L. Griffith in June of 1944. He preceded her in death in 1980. She was united in marriage to Charles L. Harrington on August 12, 1972. He survives, of the home.
Shelly M. Wasson Shay 1971-2011
Shelly M. Wasson Shay, 39, a resident of the Benedict and Fredonia area for 27 years, died Sunday, April 10, 2011 at Harry Hynes Hospice at Via Christi St. Francis Medical Center. She was born July 30, 1971 in Stella, Mo., to Wayne and Mary Welsh Wasson. Shelly was a member of the Fredonia High School Class of 1989.
Survivors include a daughter, Stacia VanHouden, Benedict; a son, William Pierpoint, Benedict; her parents, Mary and Dennis Lamb,...
Wilbur J. McDaniel 1913-2011
Wilbur J. McDaniel, 97, Wichita, formerly of Erie, died Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at the Lake Point Nursing Home in Rose Hill.
He was born Sept. 28, 1913 at Neosho County, a son of Charles C. and Callie Meyers McDaniel. When he was three months old, his parents moved to Cimarron County, Okla., where he grew up. He worked in Oregon in the mid-1930s and later in California from 1937 until entering the Army in 1941. During the Second World War h...
Margaret M. Grillot 1927-2011
Margaret M. Grillot, 84, St. Paul, died Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
She was born March 1, 1927, in Parsons, to James Patrick and Mary M. O’Connor O’Hara. She grew up and attended schools in Parsons and was a graduate of St. Patrick’s High School.
On May 27, 1951 she and Joseph Edward “Eddie” Grillot were married at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Parsons. He preceded her in death on Feb. 4, 2005...
Robert L. “Bob” McCready 1950-2011
Robert L. “Bob” McCready, 60, Chanute, died Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at the Via Christi St. Francis Campus in Wichita.
Robert was born Sept. 14, 1950 at the Johnson Hospital in Chanute, the son of Robert R. and Leora L. Swink McCready. He graduated from Chanute High School.
He worked in Chanute at Chanute Campers and Nu-Wa Industries, and Rhino in Holton. He was self-employed in Topeka running a mobile diner before moving back to Chanute in 2001...
Robert L. “Bobby Lynn” McCready, 60, Chanute, died Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at the Via Christi St. Francis Campus in Wichita.
Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Margaret M. Grillot, 84, St. Paul, died Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Edward “Eddie” Grillot on Feb. 4, 2005.
The funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 9 at S...
Brian K. Burger 1961-2011
Brian K. Burger, 49, Parsons, died Monday, April 4, 2011 at his home. His death was unexpected.
He was born August 31, 1961 in Oswego, to Richard S. and Karen L. Phillips Burger. He grew up and attended schools near Altamont and was a 1979 graduate of Labette County High School. He later attended college two years and was currently enrolled at Labette Community College where he was working toward a degree in physical therapy.
He was employe...
Warren Eugene Babcock 1921-2011
Warren Eugene Babcock, 90, Chanute, died Monday evening, April 4, 2011 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Babcock was born March 6, 1921 at Chanute, the son of Roy Babcock and Hester Buscher Babcock. He attended Chanute schools, graduating from Chanute High School in 1939. He attended Neosho County Community College and graduated in 1942. After his schooling he volunteered in the United States Army and served in the Europe...
Larry L. Kessler 1945-2011
Larry L. “Bones” Kessler, 65, Chanute, died Thursday, March 31, 201 at his home.
Larry Lee Kessler was born July 28, 1945 at Parsons, the son of Buford and Dorothy Sears Kessler. He attended Chanute schools.
Following his schooling he joined the United States Air Force and served from 1962 until his discharge in 1966.
Kessler worked at a saw mill in the St. Paul area for a time and later worked as a camper builder with Nu-Wa Industries until...
Timothy W. “Redd” Smith 1961-2011
Timothy W. “Redd” Smith, 49, Chanute, died Friday, April 1, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical shortly after admission.
Timothy Smith was born Nov. 11, 1961 in Torrance, Calif., the son of Alton and Janet Kapitain Goff. He was raised by his stepfather Floyd Cooper, Jr. He attended and graduated from Granby, Mo., High School. After his schooling, he served with the United States Army. He worked as a welder and in construction throug...
Melinda Joyce Hasler 1950-2011
Melinda Joyce Hasler, 60, Chanute, died Friday, April 1, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Melinda was born in Memphis, Texas on May 3, 1950, the daughter of Roy and Nita Trapp Dick. She graduated from Bonham High School in Texas.
She worked as a caregiver.
Melinda is survived by a son, Michael Hasler, Chanute; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Cremation has taken place.
Maxine Ruth Kammerzell 1926-2011
Maxine Ruth Kammerzell, 85, died Sunday, April 3, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
She was born March 21, 1926 at Salt Springs, Okla., the daughter of Peter Kammerzell and Annie Blumer Kammerzell. She attended schools and graduated from high school in the Freedom area.
She worked as a waitress in Chanute before she began employment at H.K. Porter, (now known as HBD Thermoid Industries) where she worked for more...
Kathy Sprague 1955-2011
Kathy Sprague, 56, Chanute, died Sunday April 3, 2011 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Kathy Lynn Sprague was born March 6, 1955 at Chanute, the daughter of Robert Dale and Oletha Roylynn Shrum Petty. She attended Chanute schools, graduating from Chanute High School in 1973. She attended Brown Mackie Business College in Salina and later attended and graduated from Independence Community College.
On April 4, 1976 at Chan...
Elizabeth “Betty” L. Stockebrand 1932-2011
Elizabeth “Betty” L. Stockebrand, 78, died Friday, April 1, 2011 at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka.
Betty was born April 3, 1932 in Toronto, the daughter of Paul and Luella Hatcher Gustin.
In February 1949, Betty was united in marriage to Charles Sowder. He preceded her in death in December 1974. On August 4, 1977 Betty was united in marriage to Gerald “Deed” Stockebrand at the United Methodist Church in Yates Center.
Betty lived in the...
Lyle P. Baker
Lyle P. Baker died Saturday, April 2, 2011. Judge Baker was the first Hearing Officer for Kansas 18th Judicial District. Since retiring in 1993, Judge Baker and his wife, Patty, have called the golfing community of Panorama Village, Texas their home.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia “Patty”; and three children, Gilbert Baker, New York City, New York, Gail Wilson and her husband, Shelby, Benton, Kan.; and Ardonna Cook and her husband, Bryce...
Dean Morris 1946-2011
Dean Morris, 64, Yates Center, died Saturday April 2, 2011 at the Coffey County Hospital in Burlington.
Dean was born Nov. 23, 1946, in Chanute, the son of Harold and Faye Martin Morris. He graduated from Yates Center High School and Allen County Community College. He served in the National Guard for six years.
On April 28, 1967, he married Elaine Newland. They moved back to Yates Center in 1978. He was in the cattle and oil business and retir...
Vernon Lee “Andy” Anderson 1928-2011
Vernon Lee “Andy” Anderson, 82, Chanute, died Thursday, March 31, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
Andy was born in the Vilas area, rural Chanute, on Dec. 21, 1928, the son of Herman Ruben and Margaret Anderson Anderson. He attended NCCC in Chanute and graduated with an AA in Education.
He was united in marriage to Virginia Williams on June 28, 1990 in Miami, Okla. She survives, of the home.
He taught school at Vilas for tw...
Donald M. “Don” Taylor 1923-2011
Donald M. “Don” Taylor, 87, longtime rural Walnut resident, died Thursday, March 31, 2011 at the Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
He was born Dec. 24, 1923 at rural Walnut to Guy and Florence Oldham Taylor. He grew up on the family farm near Walnut and attended Walnut schools, graduating from Walnut High School.
He served in the United States Navy during World War II. While in the Navy he was a boxer and played basketball on t...