Vicki Jo Chard 1954-2011
Vicki Jo Chard, 56, Chanute, died Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at Via Christi in Wichita.
Vicki was born in Des Moines, Iowa on Sept. 13, 1954 the daughter of Elmer E. and Charlotte Ann Butler Hickman. She graduated from Olathe High School in 1972. She married Leroy Chard on April 30, 1990 in Las Vegas, Nev.
She loved children and especially spending time with her grandson. Her love of children led her to volunteer with many local organization...
Vicki Chard, 56, Chanute, died Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at Via Christi Hospital in Wichita.
Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 23, at the Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
A full obituary will follow tomorrow.
Penwell-Gabel Gibson Johnson is in charge of arrangements.
Betty Ogden, 84, Chanute, died Wednesday, Aug...
Ione Fornelli 1913-2011
Ione Fornelli, Independence, Mo., died July 21, 2011. She was born June 2, 1913 in Frontenac to Valerio and Mary Brunetti. After graduating from Pittsburg State University with a B.S. degree she taught at Chanute High School from 1934 to 1938. From 1955-1975 she taught Latin, Spanish and English at Northeast Junior High School in Kansas City, Mo.
She was a member of the Lyric Opera Guild of Kansas City, the Kansas City Federation of Teachers...
Linda L. “Lynn” Beard 1943-2011
Linda L. “Lynn” Beard, 67, lifelong resident of the Galesburg and Parsons areas, died Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at Labette Health in Parsons. Death was unexpected.
She was born Dec. 20, 1943 in Parsons to Ralph F. and Erma Lea Horn Carson. She attended school in Galesburg and graduated from the Galesburg High School in 1961.
On March 13, 1961 she and John E. Beard were married at the Galesburg United Methodist Church. They celebrated their 50th...
Bill John Caswell 1951-2011
Bill John Caswell, 60, St. Paul, died Sunday, August 14, 2011 at his home in St. Paul.
Bill was born at Tyro on April 26, 1951, the son of Kenneth and Mina Long Caswell.
He served his country in the Air Force from 1973 to 1976.
Bill worked as a welder for Beachner Construction for 25 years.
On Feb. 21, 1981 he was united in marriage to Sara Ward in Neodesha. She survives.
Along with his wife Sara, he is survived by his children, Jeremy L....
Donna Gerdsen 1941-2011
Donna Gerdsen, 69, Iola, died Saturday, August 13, 2011, at Victoria Falls in Andover.
Donna was born August 17, 1941, in Harrison County, M0., the daughter of Thomas G. and Edith Catherine Carson Johns. She grew up in Humboldt where she graduated from Humboldt High School in 1959.
On Sept. 1, 1962, Donna married Clyde E. Gerdsen. Clyde preceded her in death on March 3, 2009.
Donna worked as a seamstress for H.L. Miller & Son Dress Factory in ...
Ralph Sumner, M.D. 1931-2011
Ralph N. Sumner, M.D., 80, a longtime resident and family practice physician in Fredonia, died Sunday, August 14, 2011 at Fredonia Regional Hospital. He was born June 23, 1931 in Independence, the son of William G. and Norah L. Sumner. He was a graduate of Independence High School, Independence Community Junior College, and received his Bachelor’s degree from The University of Kansas. Ralph then attended and graduated with his doctorate degre...
Claney Willey 1925-2011
Funeral services for former Shamrock resident, Claney Willey, were held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 13, 2011 in the Shamrock First Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Stroud City Cemetery at Stroud, Okla. Memorial contributions may be sent to: Animal Aide of Tulsa - 3307 E. 15th Street - Tulsa, OK 74112. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Michael’s Funeral Home, Drumright, Okla.
Claney Willey was born in Iron Post, Okla., o...
Linda Moore -2011
Linda Elaine Groendycke Moore, Chanute, died at her home on Monday August 8, 2011.
She was born in Medicine Lodge, the daughter of Jack and Betty Groendycke, Woodward. She and graduated from Woodward High School in Oklahoma. She was a resident of Chanute for 26 years.
She is survived by her loving husband, Danny Moore, Chanute; her loving daughter Jennifer Wheeler and three grandchildren, Raymie, Taj and Ayverie, all of Chanute; four loving ...
Robert Eugene Phillips 1928-2011
Robert Eugene Phillips, 83, Chanute, died Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at the Chanute Health Care Center.
Robert was born at Lacenter, Wash., on July 30, 1928, the son of George and Lorene Mumford Phillips.
He graduated from Altoona High School in the Class of 1947.
Robert was united in marriage to Barbra Wagmet at Neodesha. They later divorced.
He was a self-employed truck driver.
Robert is survived by his three children, Mike Phillips, Carl Junct...
Betty Louise Winkler 1928-2011
Betty Louise Winkler, 82, Chanute, died Sunday, August 7, 2011 in Lakewood, Colo.
Betty was born in Louisville, Ky., on Nov. 15, 1928, the daughter of Everett J. and Hazel Monroe Booe. She graduated from Humboldt High School in the Class of 1946, and attended Neosho Junior College.
She was united in marriage to Joe Winkler on August 7, 1949 at the Grace Episcopal Church in Chanute. He preceded her in death.
Betty worked as the office manager f...
Nancy Jean Patton 1959-2011
Nancy Jean Patton, 59, Sperry, Okla., died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at St. John Medical Center, Tulsa, Okla.
She was born Jan. 1, 1959, in Oswego, the daughter of Joseph A. and Ellen Elsworth Rhodes. She grew up in Edna and graduated from Labette County Community High School in 1969.
On Oct. 1, 1971, she married Joseph E. Wilson in Coffeyville. They later divorced.
On March 12, 2005, she married Gary Patton in Eureka Springs, Ark. He survives.
Darrell Joseph Honas 1958-2011
Darrell Honas, 52, Humboldt, died Sunday, August 7, 2011 at his residence in Humboldt.
Darrell was born in Pittsburg on August 13, 1958, the son of Herman and Flo Dinkel Honas. He graduated from Chanute High School in 1976. He also attended Neosho County Community College in Chanute.
Darrell worked at Gates Rubber Company for 27 years.
He married Linda Frederick on May 12, 1984 in Chanute. She survives.
He enjoyed all sports and especially p...
Virginia A. Piatt 1930-2011
Virginia A. Piatt, 81, Arkansas City, died Friday, August 5, 2011, at the Medicalodges of Arkansas City. Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, August 11, at the Hillcrest Bible Baptist Church. Jimmy McCullough will officiate. Burial will follow in the Parker Cemetery. Friends may greet the family 6-8 p.m. this evening, at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home.
Virginia was born June 4, 1930, to Benjamine P. and Martha A. Albertson Mill...
Elsie Bruenger 1922-2011
Elsie M. Bruenger, 89, Humboldt, died Friday, August 5, 2011, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
She was born Feb. 1, 1922, on the family farm east of Humboldt, the daughter of Louis Fred and Agnes Margaret Mueller Bruenger. Until her health failed, she lived on the same family farm all of her life. She attended Center Grove Rural School, studied music and attended classes later at Allen County Community College.
William O. Fail 1915-2011
William “Bill” O. Fail, 95, Chanute, died Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Bill was born in Rest, Kan., on Oct. 18, 1915, the son of George Roy and Bessie M. Ramp Fail. He attended Altoona schools.
He was united in marriage to Winifred W. Worley on May 2, 1937 in Los Angeles, Calif. They made their home in Los Angeles until 1947 when they moved to this area. She survives.
Bill worked as a mac...
William “Curly” Sesher 1930-2011
William “Curly” Sesher, 80, Chanute, died Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Curly was born at Cherryvale on August 25, 1930, the son of Edward C. and Goldenia Ringle Sesher. He graduated from Chanute High School in 1948.
He worked for G & W Grocery Store as a grocery clerk for several years.
Curly is survived by his brother, Charles Sesher and wife, Phyllis, Chanute; one niece, Susan Morris Belt,...
Noel Patrick McGregor 1931-2011
Noel Patrick McGregor, 80, St. Paul, died Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at the Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
Pat was born in Kackley on April 29, 1931, the son of Morris and Eva O’Brien McGregor. He graduated from Buffalo High School in 1946, and later graduated from Pittsburg State Teacher’s College in 1956 with a Master’s degree in Education.
He served his country in the United States Army from 1952 until his discharge in 1954.
Edna Duvall 1913-2011
Edna Duvall, 98, Coffeyville, died Tuesday, August 2, 2011.
Edna was born Feb. 2, 1913 in Greenforrest, Ark., to Velcie David and Ruth M Walker Pennington. She attended school in Greenforrest. Her father died when she was young and the family moved to Chanute.
On Oct. 1931 in Chanute, she married Lawrence R. Duvall. The family lived here until moving to LeRoy. Her husband preceded her in death.
She was a member of First Assembly of God in Coff...
Louis Sanchez 1919-2011
Louis Sanchez, 92, Humboldt, died Monday, August 1, 2011 at his home.
Louis was born in Schafter, Texas on March 25, 1919, the son of Casimiro and Vicenta Montinez Sanchez. He attended schools in Humboldt.
Louis served his country in the United States Army from 1942 to 1945. He participated in the Rome-Arno, North Apennines, Po Valley and GO 40 WD 45 campaigns; earning a Good Conduct Medal, a World War II Victory Ribbon, an EAME Theater Ribbon...