Lois E. Custer 1925-2009
Lois E. Custer, 83, Chautauqua, died Saturday, January 17, 2009, at Pleasant Valley Manor, Sedan.
She was born April 28, 1925, in Chelsea, Okla., to John W. and Elizabeth Katherine Aday Hart.
She married Robert E. Custer on June 10, 1946, in Sedan. He died on October 16, 1990.
She was a housewife and a member of the Chautauqua Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Spire, Chanute; a granddaughter; a grandson; four great-grandchi...
Raymond M. ‘Ray’ Worthington 1928-2009
Raymond M. “Ray” Worthington, 81, St. Paul, formerly of Stark, died Monday, January 19, 2009, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
He was born Jan. 6, 1928, in Xenia to Lester and Zula Walker Worthington. He attended schools in Moran and was a graduate of Moran High School.
He farmed, for a time, before serving in the United States Army in Korea. Following his honorable discharge from the Army, he returned home where he worked...
The Rev. Louis Frances Davis 1925-2009
The Rev. Louis Francis Davis, 83, Yates Center, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at Yates Center Health Care Center.
He was born June 30, 1925, in Virgil to Louis O. and Ina Ruth Hays Davis. He graduated from Yates Center High School in 1939.
He served in the Navy during World War II and Vietnam and retired from the military as master chief after 20 years.
He served at churches in Crown Point, N.M., Gallup, N.M., Duluth, Minn., Toronto, and Yates ...
Margaret L. Brooks, 86, Thayer, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, at Labette Health, Parsons.
Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Thayer Christian Church. Cremation will follow the service and a private committal service will be held at a later date.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home, Parsons.
Further obituary information will be announced by the Carson-Wall Funeral Home.
Raymond M. “Ray” Worthington, 81, St. Paul, formerly of Stark, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Worthington.
Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Friends Home Lutheran Church, Savonburg. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
Complete obituary details will be announced by Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons.
Georgia Ann Gueulette 1919-2009
Georgia Ann Gueulette, 89, Fredonia, died Saturday, January 17, 2009, at Fredonia Regional Hospital.
She was born Oct. 2, 1919, in Neodesha to Charles and Ruby Rea Hoskins.
She was a homemaker.
She married Orville H. Gueulette on Feb. 25, 1946, in Fredonia. He survives.
She was a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Fredonia.
Other survivors include a son, Orville E. Gueulette, Pittsburg; four daughters, Ruby Linder, Fredonia, Barbara Sadows...
Mildred Lucille Walker 1914-2009
Mildred Lucille Walker, 94, Yates Center, died Monday, January 19, 2009, at Coffey County Hospital in Burlington.
She was born March 18, 1914, in Canton, S.D., to Harrison and Lillian Goodale Shaff.
She married Clarence Walker on Aug. 14, 1937, in Yates Center. He died Aug. 1, 1988.
She and her husband farmed.
She was a member of the Turkey Creek United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, Everett Walker, Humboldt; a daughter, Evelyn Hu...
Betty J. Harshman 1925-2009
Betty J. Harshman, 83, lifelong resident of the Neodesha and Altoona areas, died Wednesday, January 14, 2009, at Via Christi St. Joseph Medical Center, Wichita.
She was born June 27, 1925, in Neodesha to John and Erma “Tiny” Hallbauer Schoonover.
She married Charles N. Harshman on Oct. 7, 1945, at the Methodist Church in Altoona. He died June 3, 1982.
She was employed in several local restaurants, including the Main Street Restaurant in Altoo...
Margaret Shultz 1913-2009
Margaret E. Shultz, 95, Chanute, died Thursday, January 15, 2009, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
She was born Aug. 25, 1913, in Wilson County to Michael P. and Lucy Kaiser Rausch. She graduated from Vilas High School in 1931.
She married Kenneth Shultz on Dec. 24, 1955, in Miami, Okla. He survives.
She worked as an inspector at the Burlington Overall Factory, Chanute.
She is also survived by a nephew, John Rausch, and his wife ...
David Theodore King 1952-2009
David Theodore King, 56, Erie, died Thursday, January 15, 2009, at Labette Health. His death followed a short illness, but was unexpected.
He was born Dec. 31, 1952, at Chillicothe, Mo., to William Raymond Sr. and Dorothy Ellis King.
He served a year in the First Cavalry Div. of the United States Army and was stationed at Ft. Hood, Texas.
At the time of his death he was employed with Quest Cherokee.
He married Loretta A. Vincent on May 20, 1...
Harriet A. Ratcliff 1933 – 2009
Harriet A. Ratcliff, 75, Humboldt, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009 at the Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
Harriet was born on March 20, 1933, the daughter of Norman and Beulah Jordon Raney.She was united in marriage to Oren Purdom on August 8, 1952. They divorced in May 1980. She was united in marriage to Daryl Ratcliff on June 22, 1984. He survives.
Harriet was well known for her many musical talents and her unwavering faith in Go...
Raymond Michael ‘Mikey’ McAdams 1971-2009
Raymond Michael “Mikey” McAdams, 37, Fort Scott, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at Mercy Health Center at Fort Scott.
He was born Nov. 1, 1971, at Pittsburg, the son of George Earl and Mary Lorene Renn McAdams. He attended special education classes in Chanute, Fredonia,and Pittsburg.
Currently he was attending Tri-Valley Developmental Center Workshop in Fort Scott.
Mikey was a very loving person, who never knew a stranger. He touched the liv...
David Theodore King 1952-2009
David Theodore King, 56, Erie, died Thursday, January 15, 2009 at Labette Health. His death followed a short illness, but was unexpected.
He was born Dec. 31, 1952 at Chillicothe, Mo., a son of William Raymond Dorothy Ellis King. He moved at an early age with his family to Stark where he lived until he was in high school. He served one year in the First Cavalry Div. of the United States Army and was stationed at Ft. Hood, Texas. In his early ...
Edward J. Donnelly 1936-2009
Edward John Donnelly, 72, Humboldt, died Friday, January 9, 2009, at Windsor Place Nursing Center, Iola.
He was born March 17, 1936, in Washington D.C. to Frank and Marie Chatham Donnelly. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force after graduation from high school.
He married Juanita “Jennie” Perez on June 22, 1957, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Humboldt. She survives.
He was employed as a computer consultant contractor and was a member o...
William A. ‘Billy’ Cook 1933-2009
William A. “Billy” Cook, 75, Flint Hills Care Center in Emporia, died Monday, January 12, 2009, at Newman Regional Health in Emporia.
He was born Oct. 18, 1933, in Falls City, Neb., to J. Obert and Vaughnita Lettie “Cookie” McDonald Cook. He graduated from Emporia High School.
He was a member of First Baptist Church in Emporia.
He is survived by a sister, Junita Sterbach, Overland Park, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death...
Richard S. Stephenson 1931-2009
Richard S. Stephenson, 77, Andover, died Saturday, January 10, 2009, at the Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
He was born June 12, 1931, in Fayetteville, Ark.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1948 to 1954.
He worked at Beech Aircraft in small parts assembly from 1976 until his retirement in 1993.
Survivors include his wife, Judy; three daughters, Debbie Bradford, Chanute, Sharon Sutton, Tahlequah, Okla., and Kim Rybak, O’Fallon, M...
Bryan P. Schlegel 1949-2009
Bryan Phil Schlegel, 59, rural Elk City, died unexpectedly on Friday, January 9, 2009, at Mercy Hospital in Independence.
He was born March 23, 1949, in Wichita to Alvin J. and Clara Yost Schlegel. He was a 1967 graduate of Campus High School in Wichita and received a bachelor’s degree in industrial mechanics from Fort Hays State in 1972.
He has been employed as a boat tester for Cobalt Boats in Neodesha for seven years.
On Jan. 15, 1971, in ...
Elliott Lee Hosack 1950 – 2009
Elliott Lee Hosack, 58, of El Dorado, passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Elliott was born on August 16, 1950 in Chanute, the son of Robert E. and Welthalee (Lasater) Hosack. Elliott had valiantly waged a lifetime battle with cerebral palsy. He had resided at the Creative Community Living’s group home in El Dorado since 1997.
Elliott enjoyed sitting outside on the patio, greeting people at the front door,...
Arthur Mack Ayers 1922-2009
Arthur Mack Ayers, 86, Fredonia, died Sunday, January 11, 2009, at Fredonia Regional Hospital.
He was born Sept. 9, 1922, in Almond, Ark., to Peter Thomas and Effie Alice Fuller Ayers.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
He was employed in the commercial refrigeration industry, retiring from Hussman Refrigeration.
He married Opal Fern O’Brien on Nov. 24, 1945, in Independence. She survives.
Other survivors include five ...
Bobbie Reger 1930-2009
Bobbie Reger, 78, rural Fredonia, died Friday, January 9, 2009, at Fredonia Regional Hospital.
She was born March 5, 1930, in Benedict to Robert and Madge O’Brien Prunty. She graduated from Benedict High School.
She retired from Beechcraft-Raytheon in Wichita, where she was a parts distributor for 17 years.
She married Frank Boyle in 1946. He died in 1972. In 1975, she married Joe Bob Reger. He survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Stev...